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|2nd President of Zimbabwe|
31 December 1987 – 21 November 2017
|Prime Minister||Morgan Tsvangirai (2009–2013)|
|First Vice President|
|Second Vice President|
|Preceded by||Canaan Banana|
|Succeeded by||Emmerson Mnangagwa|
|1st Prime Minister of Zimbabwe|
18 April 1980 – 31 December 1987
|Preceded by||Abel Muzorewa (Zimbabwe Rhodesia)|
|Succeeded by||Morgan Tsvangirai (2009)|
|Leader and First Secretary of ZANU–PF|
Zimbabwe African National Union (1975–1987)
18 March 1975 – 19 November 2017
|Preceded by||Herbert Chitepo|
|Succeeded by||Emmerson Mnangagwa|
|13th Chairperson of the African Union|
30 January 2015 – 30 January 2016
|Preceded by||Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz|
|Succeeded by||Idriss Déby|
|10th Secretary General of the|
6 September 1986 – 7 September 1989
|Preceded by||Zail Singh|
|Succeeded by||Janez Drnovšek|
Robert Gabriel Mugabe
21 February 1924
Kutama, Southern Rhodesia
6 September 2019 (aged 95)|
National Democratic Party (1960–1961)|
Zimbabwe African People's Union (1961–1963)
Zimbabwe African National Union (1963–1987)
Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (1987–2017)
Sally Hayfron (m. 1961–1992)|
Grace Marufu (m. 1996–present)
|Children||4, including Bona|
University of Fort Hare|
University of South Africa
University of London International Programmes
Robert Gabriel Mugabe (21 February 1924 – 6 September 2019) was a Zimbabwean politician. He was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2017. Before that, he was Prime Minister, the head of government, after being elected in 1980. For many years before he resigned, Mugabe ruled his country in the style of a dictator.
His first years as leader were prosperous. He introduced land reforms, which were supposed to give the land owned by white people back to the "original" black owners. This has had a serious impact on how the country is seen from outside. In recent years, Mugabe has allowed violence against the white citizens of the country as well as to opposition leaders of all races. The reforms were done in 1998. In 2001, the United Nations imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe. This was done because human rights abuses came to the attention of the United Nations.
On November 15, 2017, he was placed under house arrest as Zimbabwe's military took control in a coup. On November 21, 2017, Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe. It ended his rule of 37 years.
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- "Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95". BBC News. 6 September 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49604152. Retrieved 6 September 2019.