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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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Zimbabwe's president pleads for patience in bringing economy back from 'dead'

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday pleaded for time and patience to bring the economy back from the "dead", as his government faces blame for surging inflation evoking dark days under..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe buried in home village, ending an era

Zimbabwe's founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and the government of his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa over..
Reuters - Published

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Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village [Video]Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe buried in his native village

Zimbabwe's former president has been buried in his rural village of Kutama, three weeks after he died in Singapore.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home [Video]Robert Mugabe buried in grounds of rural home

A priest declared Robert Mugabe "lives forever" as the family of the former Zimbabwean leader gathered to bury him at his rural home. They chose a private farewell for one of Africa's most divisive..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Mugabe funeral: Zimbabwe ex-president laid to rest in Kutama

Zimbabwe's ex-president is laid to rest in Kutama, three weeks after his death at the age of 95.
BBC News - Published

Letter from Africa: The dilemma of how to appease Mugabe's spirit

The controversial Zimbabwean leader is due to be buried, three weeks after his death.
BBC News - Published

Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial site

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family's wish for a private burial three weeks..
Reuters - Published

Mugabe to be buried in Zimbabwe hometown following family request

The decision comes after a feud between Mugabe's family and the government over his burial place.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in home district, government says

Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district of Zvimba, not at a national shrine in Harare as previously planned, the government said on Thursday, after three weeks of..
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president says

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as..
Reuters - 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

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

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

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family says

Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe will be buried at a national shrine in Harare on Sunday, the Mugabe family spokesman said on Friday, contradicting comments a day earlier which suggested the family was..
Reuters - 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

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

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

Robert Mugabe family’s fury at funeral plans

The family of Zimbabwe's ousted strongman says they are not being consulted over funeral plans.
BBC News - 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

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

Mugabe's body expected in Zimbabwe, burial place still a mystery

The body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was expected in the country later on Wednesday, a family spokesman said, but his final resting place remained a source of mystery amid a dispute..
Reuters - 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 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.
Reuters - Published

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

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

Mugabe's family pushes back against government burial plan

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 village..
Reuters - Published

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

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

Days of national mourning commence in Zimbabwe for its controversial former leader.
BBC News - Published

Robert Mugabe: My complicated relationship with Zimbabwe's former leader

Mugabe is a hero to some, but his legacy has been tainted by oppression and economic collapse.
BBC News - Published

Zimbabwe after Mugabe: dashed hopes and economic chaos

When Robert Mugabe was deposed as Zimbabwe's president in 2017, Karen Sundirai was convinced the country would quickly recover from years of economic turmoil and authoritarian rule.
Reuters - Published

Covering Mugabe for Reuters - 'You're the one who says I'm dying?'

Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015. Before that he reported on Zimbabwe for the ZIANA news agency and MOTO, a weekly newspaper.
Reuters - Published

Robert Mugabe: death of a liberation 'icon' who crushed his foes as Zimbabwe unraveled

Robert Mugabe, the bush war guerrilla who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule as his country descended into poverty, hyperinflation and unrest, died on..
Reuters - Published

The 'good leader' who 'turned'

Zimbabweans who moved to the UK during Mr Mugabe's presidency speak to the BBC about how they will remember him.
BBC News - Published

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