Zimbabwe is a founder Member State of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), having been one of the nine countries that formed the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) in Lusaka, Zambia, in April 1980. SADCC transformed into SADC in 1992 with the signing of the SADC Treaty in Windhoek, Namibia.
Zimbabwe lies Southern Africa, between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers. The land-locked country is bounded by Mozambique to the east, Zambia to the north, South Africa to the south, and to the west by Botswana. The official and business language is English, with Shona and Ndebele also widely spoken. Formerly Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe attained independence from Britain in 1980. Elections are held every five years and the President is the Head of State.
Please refer to the latest SADC Statistics Yearbook