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Robert Mugabe

Born: February 21, 1924 (age 93) in Zvimba District

Robert Mugabe

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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 31 December 1987.

As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state.

He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front since 1975.

Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government of Rhodesia.

Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974.

Upon release Mugabe, along with Edgar Tekere, left Rhodesia in 1975 to re-join the fight during the Rhodesian Bush War from bases in Mozambique.

At the end of the war in 1979, Mugabe emerged as a hero in the minds of many Africans.

He won the general elections of 1980 after calling for reconciliation between the former belligerents, including white Zimbabweans and rival political parties, and thereby became Prime Minister on Zimbabwe's independence in April 1980.


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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe agrees to step down

zimbabwe president robert mugabe agrees to step down
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down after 37 years.The world's oldest leader is due to officially announce his departure on live television tonight, the MailOnline reports. Mugabe..
New Zealand Herald

Zimbabwe:Mugabe's Recall Is Historical - Mpofu

[News24Wire] Zanu-PF members who voted for President Robert Mugabe to be recalled are part of a "historical moment".
allAfrica.com

Videos for Robert Mugabe

News video: Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe 01:02

The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has sacked Robert Mugabe as leader.A former vice president who was recently sacked by Mugabe has taken his place.Mugabe's wife has also been expelled from the..
Source: IBTimes -

News video: Pressure Increases For Mugabe To Resign

Pressure Increases For Mugabe To Resign 00:43

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has voted to oust Robert Mugabe as its leader, giving him a deadline of noon on Monday to resign as president or face impeachment. In an extraordinary meeting of the Zanu-PF..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Analyst: Robert Mugabe's political support was a 'facade'

Analyst: Robert Mugabe's political support was a 'facade' 04:50

Zimbabwe's ruling party has told Robert Mugabe that he must resign as president of the country by midday on Monday, or face impeachment.
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: Mugabe's Ouster in Zimbabwe Imminent

Mugabe's Ouster in Zimbabwe Imminent 00:43

Robert Mugabe has been given a Monday deadline to end his presidency in Zimbabwe after members of his ZANU-PF party, which he co-founded, voted him out on Sunday. The party added that if the..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

News video: Mugabe ousted as ruling party chief as end nears

Mugabe ousted as ruling party chief as end nears 00:48

President Robert Mugabe faced the imminent collapse of his 37-year regime Sunday, with the once-loyal ZANU-PF party set to sack him as its leader and army generals piling pressure on him to resign.
Source: Agence France-Presse (AFP) -

 

Robert Mugabe is dismissed as Zimbabwe's leader

robert mugabe is dismissed as zimbabwe's leader
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa. Hours later, he resigned from his role as president.
MailOnline

Zimbabwe:Ruling Zanu-PF Replaces Mugabe With Mnangagwa, Fires Grace

[Deutsche Welle] With Robert Mugabe's political days numbered, the ZANU-PF party meeting Sunday morning put another nail in his coffin. He was dumped as party leader and his wife has been expelled from..
allAfrica.com

Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader after 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the..
Reuters Also reported by •Reuters IndiaIndependent

Mugabe standing down as President of Zimbabwe: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down after 37 years in charge, a source familiar with his talks with the military said on Sunday.
Reuters

Champagne, diamonds and destruction: The downfall of Robert Mugabe

In a glitzy club, the son of Robert Mugabe pours a bottle of Champagne over his diamond watch.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to appear on state-run television amid pressure to resign

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to appear on state-run television amid pressure to resign.
Seattle Times

Mugabe sacked, ex-VP replaces as party leader

[Zimbabwe], November 19 (ANI): Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF on Sunday sacked incarcerated President Robert Mugabe.
Sify

Young people in Zimbabwe optimistic after Robert Mugabe's ouster

After the announcement of the leaders' removal was made Sunday, cheers, singing and dancing broke out on the streets.
USATODAY.com

News24.com | Mugabe's end game: How the president could leave power

Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF has sacked President Robert Mugabe as party leader, marking the accelerating collapse of the 93-year-old's support and power base.
News24

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Ousted By Own Party

The near-four decade rule of Robert Mugabe appeared to be coming to an end after the ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove him.
NPR

The story behind Zimbabwe's coup

the story behind zimbabwe's coup
It had all been going so smoothly. With the President under house arrest, his allies scattered and the army in full control, the military's "exit pursued by a crocodile" strategy to end the long Robert..
New Zealand Herald


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