Zimbabwe begins election recount

Zimbabwe begins election recount

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 19 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe has started a recount of some of the votes cast in last month's disputed parliamentary elections, officials said.

Mugabe denounces British, opposition

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 18 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accused his opponents of being tools of the British during a speech Friday to mark the anniversary of independence.
Zimbabwe election worries world leaders

Zimbabwe election worries world leaders

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 17 (UPI) -- Delegates of the U.N. Security Council and African leaders meeting in South Africa have added their concern about the dragged-out election in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean court denies results release

Zimbabwean court denies results release

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 14 (UPI) -- The Zimbabwean High Court Monday rejected an opposition petition to immediately release last month's presidential election results.

Mugabe not expected to attend summit

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 12 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe met with his South African counterpart in Harare Saturday, signaling he is not likely to attend an upcoming African summit.

Mugabe to stay away from African meeting

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 11 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plans to stay away from an African summit on the disputed election, the state-run Herald newspaper reported Friday.
South African enters Zimbabwean poll fray

South African enters Zimbabwean poll fray

HARARE , Zimbabwe, April 9 (UPI) -- South African political leader Jacob Zuma said Zimbabwean election officials should have announced presidential election results by now.
Election officials charged with vote fraud

Election officials charged with vote fraud

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 8 (UPI) -- Police said they arrested five Zimbabwean election officials for allegedly under-counting votes cast for President Robert Mugabe in last month's election.
Court to hear election case, not sure when

Court to hear election case, not sure when

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 7 (UPI) -- The High Court in Zimbabwe ruled Monday it can hear the country's main opposition party petition to get the results of the presidential election.

Tsvangirai sees no need for runoff

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 5 (UPI) -- Morgan Tsvangirai, whose party has won Zimbabwe's parliamentary elections, said Saturday he sees no need for a runoff in the presidential contest.
Mugabe forces march in Zimbabwe capital

Mugabe forces march in Zimbabwe capital

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 4 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe sent more than 400 of his fiercest shock-troops to march on the capital streets as his party struggled to keep him in power.

Report: Mugabe may cede power

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 3 (UPI) -- Zimbabweans awaiting word Thursday on the outcome of the presidential election were getting mixed signals on whether President Robert Mugabe would concede.

Malaysian official invites Mugabe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 3 (UPI) -- If Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe goes into exile he would be welcome in Malaysia, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday.

Mugabe appears 'relaxed' after elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 3 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was "relaxed" in his first public appearance since Saturday's elections, said former Sierra Leone President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah.

Zimbabwe runoff violence expected

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 3 (UPI) -- With many expecting violence in a Zimbabwe presidential runoff, President Robert Mugabe was making ready Thursday for perhaps his last hurrah, officials said.
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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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