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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
By United Press International
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe urges white farmers to turn land over to black farmers

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe urges white farmers to turn land over to black farmers

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 3 (UPI) --Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, infamous for his strongman tactics, called on white farmers to turn over their land to black farmers.
JC Finley
Zimbabwe's Mugabe demands a raise in pay

Zimbabwe's Mugabe demands a raise in pay

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 17 (UPI) -- After underwriting a lavish wedding for his daughter, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe told public service workers he wants a pay raise.
Zimbabwe President Mugabe throws $1m birthday bash

Zimbabwe President Mugabe throws $1m birthday bash

MARONDERA, Zimbabwe, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe threw himself a $1 million 90th birthday bash while most of his people struggle to live on less than $2 a day.
Aileen Graef

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
By United Press International
Spokesman: Video of Zimbabwe's Mugabe dispels failing health reports

Spokesman: Video of Zimbabwe's Mugabe dispels failing health reports

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A video of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a memorial service for his sister should dispel speculation that his health is failing, his spokesman said.

Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia is pushing ahead for political asylum when her term ends Tuesday despite her government's assurances she'll be safe at home.
Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.
Female deputy attempts to succeed president of Zimbabwe

Female deputy attempts to succeed president of Zimbabwe

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Joice Mujuru, Vice President of Zimbabwe since 2004, is campaigning hard to succeed long-time strongman, President Robert Mugabe.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Questions remain over Robert Mugabe's win

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The British government said an independent investigation is needed to assess the credibility of Zimbabwe's presidential elections handing Robert Mugabe a win.

EU to assess relationship with Zimbabwe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The European Union will review its relationship with Zimbabwe in light of concerns about the conduct of recent elections, the EU foreign policy chief said.
Robert Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

Robert Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in to his seventh term as Zimbabwe's president Thursday, which was declared a public holiday.
Concerns linger over Zimbabwe's election

Concerns linger over Zimbabwe's election

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The British government said it was calling on its South African counterparts to take a close look at electoral irregularities in recent elections in Zimbabwe.
Mugabe delivers first speech after Zimbabwe's disputed election

Mugabe delivers first speech after Zimbabwe's disputed election

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe delivered his first speech since the recent disputed presidential election, addressing a national event his rival boycotted.
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President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe addresses the 64th General Assembly at the United Nations on September 25, 2009 in New York City. UPI /Monika Graff
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Robert Gabriel Mugabe (Shona pronunciation: , English: /muːˈɡɑːbiː/ moo-gah-bee; born 21 February 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe. As one of the leaders of the liberation movement against white-minority rule, he was elected into power in 1980. He served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987, and as the first executive head of state since 1987.

Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) during the conflict against the white-minority rule government of Ian Smith. Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974. Upon release with Edgar Tekere, Mugabe left Rhodesia in 1975 to re-join the Zimbabwe Liberation Struggle (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, the second in which the majority of black Africans participated in large numbers (though the electoral system in Rhodesia had allowed black participation based on qualified franchise). Mugabe then became the first Prime Minister after calling for reconciliation between formerly warring parties, including white Rhodesians and rival political groups.

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