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Former President of Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe: Former President of Zimbabwe
Robert Gabriel Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017. He chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980 and led its successor political party, the ZANU – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF), from 1980 to 2017. Ideologically an African nationalist, during the 1970s and 1980s he identified as a Marxist–Leninist, and as a socialist after the 1990s. His policies have been described as Mugabeism.

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Robert Mugabe did not own the Blue Roof in Zimbabwe, says nephew

robert mugabe did not own the blue roof in zimbabwe, says nephew
Harare - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe does not own his mansion known as the “Blue Roof”, his nephew said on Sunday. Mugabe’s body is being kept in the same house after an official..
WorldNews - Published

Robert Mugabe's death: What next for Grace Mugabe?

If the widow of Zimbabwe's former president is not immune from prosecution, what's next for her?
BBC News - Published

Videos for Robert Mugabe

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument [Video]Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe to be buried at national monument

Confirmation of the burial plan follows tussle between family and President Mnangagwa over Mugabe's resting place.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

'Son of Africa': African leaders attend Mugabe state funeral [Video]'Son of Africa': African leaders attend Mugabe state funeral

Zimbabweans, African leaders attend state funeral at national stadium in Harare for controversial former president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Tears Flow As Zimbabweans Bid Farewell To Ousted Autocrat Robert Mugabe [Video]Tears Flow As Zimbabweans Bid Farewell To Ousted Autocrat Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s controversial founder Robert Mugabe was laid to rest at a state funeral on Saturday. Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and an African intellectual giant. He led Zimbabwe for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral [Video]Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe on Saturday. The service and viewing of the body of Mr Mugabe, who died last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Zimbabwe amid mystery over burial [Video]Robert Mugabe's body arrives in Zimbabwe amid mystery over burial

Dispute between family members and government over final resting place of the country's founder and longtime leader.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published

Coffin of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare [Video]Coffin of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe arrives in Harare

The body of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe lay in state at a Harare soccer stadium on Thursday (September 12).

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home [Video]Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home

A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe. However, Reuters reports there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial. Bulawayo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Zimbabwe's Mugabe Dead At 95

Robert Mugabe has died at 95. Mugabe was Zimbabwe's leader from 1980 to 2017. His 37-year rule was marked by economic turmoil, disputed elections, and human-rights violations. As the years went by,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

A look at Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe [Video]A look at Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe, the former prime minister and president of Zimbabwe whose rule was mired in accusations of human rights abuses and corruption, has died aged 95. His near 40-year leadership of the former..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:41Published

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwe president, dies aged 95

The country's first post-independent leader dies nearly two years after he stepped down, following 37 years in office.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:07Published

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:52Published

Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 [Video]Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, has died aged 95. His 40-year leadership of the former British colony was marked with bloodshed, persecution of political opponents and vote-rigging on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters [Video]Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters

Police fired tear gas and beat opposition party supporters who had gathered in downtown Harare on Friday in defiance of a ban on anti-government rallies. The MDC party has called the government..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

 

White Zimbabwean farmers in WA speak out as controversial Robert Mugabe is farewelled

For some Zimbabweans living in Australia, the death of their former president means he will never be held accountable for his crimes. But others say he has been made a scapegoat for deeper issues in..
SBS - Published

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNewsFrance 24

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe to be buried in new national shrine

The burial of Zimbabwe’s founding president, President Robert Mugabe, will be delayed for a month until a special site can be built at the national Heroes’ Acre monument, a family spokesman said..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 'around 30 days': family spokesman

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare in "around 30 days", Mugabe family spokesman Leo Mugabe said on Friday, after earlier saying the..
Reuters - Published

In pictures: Mourners in Zimbabwe view Robert Mugabe's body

People in Zimbabwe queue up to pay their last respects to the country's founding father.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe to be buried at National Heroes monument in Harare

The former president's family had earlier disagreed with the government over his final resting place.
BBC News - Published

Several injured in stampede as thousands gather to mourn Robert Mugabe

several injured in stampede as thousands gather to mourn robert mugabe
Several people were injured in a stampede when thousands of Zimbabweans tried to view the body of Robert Mugabe as the country mourned its founding father. The former leader will lie in state at the..
WorldNews - Published

Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successor

Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe family’s fury at funeral plans

robert mugabe family’s fury at funeral plans
Robert Mugabe's family say they are shocked at not having been consulted by the government about arrangements...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Mugabe's family say burial 'sometime next week', ceremony private

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried "sometime next week", a family spokesman said on Thursday, but it remained unclear where he would be interred amid disagreement between his..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and..
Reuters - Published

Dictator Mugabe's body brought to Zimbabwe, burial place still mystery

dictator mugabe's body brought to zimbabwe, burial place still mystery
HARARE — The body of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe arrived at the country’s main airport on Wednesday, but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute between some..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Zimbabweans divided as Mugabe's body arrives home for burial

The body of Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression..
France 24 - Published

Plane carrying Mugabe's body lands in Zimbabwe: witness

A plane bringing the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe back to the country landed at its main airport on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe's body returns home to Zimbabwe for mourning, burial

The body of Zimbabwe's former President was being returned to his homeland to lie in state before his burial in the African nation he ruled for decades.
USATODAY.com - Published

Robert Mugabe's body being flown home from Singapore

The remains of the ousted strongman are en route to Zimbabwe for a state funeral.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's body heads back to a divided Zimbabwe for burial

mugabe's body heads back to a divided zimbabwe for burial
The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe was flown out of Singapore on Wednesday following his death last week, his nephew said, heading home for burial in a country bitterly divided by the..
WorldNews - Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe gov't releases burial program for Mugabe

zimbabwe gov't releases burial program for mugabe
The Zimbabwe government on Monday released the burial program for late former leader Robert Mugabe who died in Singapore last Friday at the age of 95. Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe...
WorldNews - Published

Letter from Africa: Ghanaians saw Mugabe as their 'in-law'

Zimbabwe's ex-President Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, had a special place in the hearts of Ghanaians, writes Elizabeth Ohene.
BBC News - Published

Robert Mugabe died a 'very bitter' man, nephew says

The long-time Zimbabwean leader was "bitter" about being ousted in 2017, a relative tells the BBC.
BBC News - Published

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's body

A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe's family pushes back against Zim government's burial plan

robert mugabe's family pushes back against zim government's burial plan
Harare - The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government's plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Zimbabwe plans Mugabe's funeral and burial next weekend

The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with a burial ceremony a day later, it said in memo sent to embassies on..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe's funeral and burial planned for next weekend: Zimbabwe government memo

Zimbabwe will hold a state funeral for former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday, Sept. 14, before a burial ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 15, according to a government memo sent to diplomatic missions and..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe government wants to bury Mugabe next Sunday

The Zimbabwean government has made provisional plans to bury longtime ruler Robert Mugabe at a national monument in the capital next Sunday, a presidential aide was quoted as saying, despite Mugabe..
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's church, faithful pray for departed leader to be forgiven

In the church where Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe used to worship, people prayed on Sunday for him to be forgiven following his death two years after he was toppled in a coup.
Reuters - Published

In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before death

In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe to be buried at heroes' shrine

robert mugabe to be buried at heroes' shrine
Robert Mugabe will be buried at a hilltop shrine reserved exclusively for Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, an official said on Saturday, as the country begins several days of official mourning. Mugabe, who..
WorldNews - Published

Zimbabweans mourn founder Mugabe but confused over burial

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe, but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial, two years after he was toppled in..
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe granted national hero status and official mourning

robert mugabe granted national hero status and official mourning
He was born on 21 February 1924 in what was then Rhodesia - a British colony, run by its white minority. After criticising the government of Rhodesia in 1964 he was imprisoned for more than a decade..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Mugabe fell well short of moral stature of Nelson Mandela

mugabe fell well short of moral stature of nelson mandela
“Robert Mugabe was a liberation hero turned tyrant. He killed more black Africans than the evil apartheid regime in South Africa. His massacre of up to 20,000 people in Matabeleland in the 1980s was..
WorldNews - Published

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