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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 served as Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) 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.
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Zimbabwe court appoints Mugabe daughter to identify his assetsA court in Zimbabwe on Thursday appointed Robert Mugabe's daughter to identify assets left by the late former leader so they can be distributed to his beneficiaries, his lawyer said.
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Zimbabwe's Mugabe left behind $10 million, some properties: state mediaZimbabwe's late former leader Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million in the bank and some properties in the capital, but there is no will naming his beneficiaries, a list of his estate published by..
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..
Zimbabwe's Mugabe buried in home village, ending an eraZimbabwe'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..
Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial siteZimbabwe'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..
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in home district, government saysZimbabwe'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..
Zimbabwe's Mugabe died from cancer, president saysFormer 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..
Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's MugabeZimbabwe'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..
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in 'around 30 days': family spokesmanFormer 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..
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family saysZimbabwe'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..
Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successorZimbabwe'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..
Mugabe's family say burial 'sometime next week', ceremony privateZimbabwe'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..
Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial placeThe 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..
Plane carrying Mugabe's body lands in Zimbabwe: witnessA 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.
Mugabe's body expected in Zimbabwe, burial place still a mysteryThe 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..
Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in ZimbabweThe 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..
Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at homeThe 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.
Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in lifeZimbabwe'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..
Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's bodyA 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..
Mugabe's family pushes back against government burial planThe 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..
Zimbabwe plans Mugabe's funeral and burial next weekendThe 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..
Mugabe's funeral and burial planned for next weekend: Zimbabwe government memoZimbabwe 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..
Zimbabwe government wants to bury Mugabe next SundayThe 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..
In Mugabe's church, faithful pray for departed leader to be forgivenIn 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.
In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before deathIn 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..
Zimbabweans mourn founder Mugabe but confused over burialZimbabweans 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..
Zimbabwe after Mugabe: dashed hopes and economic chaosWhen 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.
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.
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Mugabe's farm seizures: racial justice or catastrophic power grab?When Robert Mugabe's armed followers stormed onto white-owned farms, the output of one of Africa's most prosperous agriculture sectors collapsed and the country was driven to the brink of starvation...
Factbox: Key political figures in post-independence ZimbabweRobert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe for more than three decades, died aged 95 on Friday. Here are some of the key political figures that have played prominent roles in..
Robert Mugabe, guerrilla leader turned iron-fisted president, dead at 95Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died aged 95 on Friday, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dead at 95Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980 and ruled with an iron fist until his own army ended his almost four decade rule, has died aged 95.
Timeline: A look at the life of Zimbabwe's late president Robert MugabeFollowing are key milestones in the life of Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe: from liberator to oppressorZimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation divided by nearly a century of white colonial rule.
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in SingaporeZimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.
Zimbabwe's ex-president Mugabe has died, aged 95: BBCRobert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95, the BBC reported, citing his family.
Zimbabwe charges former Mugabe deputy with abuse of officePhelekezela Mphoko, a former deputy to ousted Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was charged on Wednesday with criminal abuse of office, his lawyer said, in the latest move by the new anti-corruption..