Robert Mugabe
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"Robert Gabriel Mugabe" is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who is the List of Presidents of Zimbabwe/President of Zimbabwe. As one of the leaders of the liberation movement/rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe/Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state. He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) since 1975.

Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the Secretary General of Zimbabwe African National Union/ZANU during the conflict against the conservative white minority government of Rhodesia. Mugabe was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years between 1964 and 1974. Upon release Mugabe, along with Edgar Tekere, left Rhodesia in 1975 to re-join the fight during the 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.cite news


/title=Mugabe's hold on Africans

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