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Ma·ta·be·le·land

 (mä′tə-bĕl′ā-lănd′)
A former province of Rhodesia between the Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers. Inhabited by the Ndebele from the early 1800s, it came under the control of the British South Africa Company in 1889. The area is now divided into two provinces in western Zimbabwe.

Matabeleland

(ˌmætəˈbiːlɪˌlænd; -ˈbɛlɪ-)
n
(Placename) a region of W Zimbabwe, between the Rivers Limpopo and Zambezi, comprises three provinces, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, and Bulawayo: rich gold deposits. Chief town: Bulawayo. Area: 181 605 sq km (70 118 sq miles)
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Back in the 1980s the military was responsible for the massacre of thousands of civilians and Zapu supporters in Matebeleland.
Tick infestation, udder and teat damage in selected cattle herds of Matebeleland South, Zimbabwe.
The Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice in Zimbabwe, Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe: A Report on the Disturbance in Matebeleland and the Midlands 19801988.
To improve availability of basic food needs to the most vulnerable and drought affected households in 15 districts of Masvingo, Midlands, Matebeleland North and Matebeleland South provinces through cash transfers to individual households.
The future dwellers of the farm--located at Nyamandhlovu in the agricultural heartland of Matebeleland where thousands others were also reallocated land--replied confidently in the affirmative: 15 years later, however, the jury is still out on their success.
In December 2007, aid agencies working in rural Matebeleland reported a growing number of malnutrition-related deaths as the nation battles acute food shortages.
Table 1: Annual tonnage of harvested insect orders in some provinces of Zimbabwe calculated from gathered quantities and points of sale Order\ Province Matebeleland Maswingo Lepidoptera 230[+ or -]30.
The court heard that between 21 and 23 October 2011, Mvukwe would lure his victims--who all also lived in Magwe, Matebeleland South--to his residence after telling them that they had bad luck and that he could treat them of the problem.
In Zimbabwe the privileging of one group over another, the need to channel resources towards a chosen group, and the fear of political usurpation led to the deployment of the Fifth-Brigade in the Matebeleland and the Midlands regions to cow the people so that they could accept second class status.
2000) are more specific about the gravity of the land issue as a rallying point for nationalist action in areas of Matebeleland (which Sigoyo (1986) writes about).
The white farmer and his family, including two young children, remain under siege at their farm in Matebeleland North near Bulawayo.
Dental caries, fluoride levels and oral hygiene practices of school children in Matebeleland South Zimbabwe.