Zimbabwe April 18

Independence Day
South Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) became as self-governing colony of the UK in 1923. After WWII, it was ruled by the white minority. The United Kingdom adopted the “no independence before majority rule” policy and refused to recognize the independence of South Rhodesia unless it implements majority rule. In 1965, the Rhodesian Front that supported white minority rule proclaimed independence of Rhodesia. This declaration of independence was not recognized by the UK and sparked a civil war that lasted for 15 years. Zimbabwe officially became an independent state ruled by majority on April 18, 1980. Zimbabwe Independence Day is celebrated by holding flag hoisting ceremonies and solemn speeches. A military parade is held in Harare, the country’s capital. Public celebrations usually take place at one of the two large stadiums in Harare, the National Sports Stadium or Rufao Stadium. However, the celebrations have been subdued over the past few years due to socioeconomic problems. Many business owners prefer to keep operating on this day, despite the fact that Independence Day is a non-working public holiday.

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Dovi
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breast boneless
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 small red and  green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 4 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1bag of spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Method:
In a large pan add oil fry chicken then set aside. In the same pan add butter and onions cook for 5 minutes add garlic cook 2 minutes. When done add bell peppers and tomatoes, and pepper flakes cook until soft then mash a bit.  When chicken is cooled shred and add to tomato mixture. Blend in peanut butter and add salt and pepper to taste. In the mean time cook spinach in salted water, when done add to meat mixture. Serve with rice.
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