Zimbabwe high court asked to nullify vote that re-elected Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's prime minister has asked the country's high court to nullify last week's voting in which President Robert Mugabe was elected to a seventh term.

EU wary of Zimbabwe election

BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union has concerns about alleged irregularities in recent presidential elections in Zimbabwe, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Members of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said they were attacked by supporters of newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe wins seventh term as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Zimbabweans who voted this week cast their ballots to give President Robert Mugabe a seventh term, election officials said Saturday.

Mugabe's party claims victory in Zimbabwean parliamentary elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The party of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe won a two-thirds majority in parliament in this week's elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officials said.
Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai charged the presidential election was rigged by his rival, President Robert Mugabe, a charge Mugabe's party denies.
Zimbabweans vote in first presidential election since 2008

Zimbabweans vote in first presidential election since 2008

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 31 (UPI) -- Zimbabweans lined up at polling stations Wednesday to vote in the first presidential election since a violent and disputed one five years ago.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he will step down if defeated in election

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 30 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said he will quit after 33 years in power if he loses this week's national election.

Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe election outcome will be 'rigged'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 17 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the government of President Robert Mugabe is "rigging" Zimbabwe's upcoming election by manipulating voter rolls.

Complaints aired over Zimbabwe's early voting for police, others

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 15 (UPI) -- Police, military and others working during the July 31 election in Zimbabwe voted Monday as election officials admitted they were ill prepared for the polls.

Mugabe confident heading into general election

HIGHFIELDS, Zimbabwe, July 6 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Saturday he would not automatically accept international calls for election reform heading into this month's election.

Zimbabwe court upholds date of elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 5 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court unanimously rejected five appeals to delay elections that are set for July 31, court officials said Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Zimbabwe's election is July 31, Mugabe announces

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's next election is scheduled for July 31, President Robert Mugabe said Thursday, prompting doubts a credible vote could be organized so quickly.

Mugabe signs new constitution into law

HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 23 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed the country's new constitution into law, eliminating the possibility of elections by June 29.
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Robert Mugabe
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

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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