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Mugabe’s 4 decades rule: from triumph to tragedy

Robert Mugabe, who first came to power in Zimbabwe in 1980, is a man of many faces: idealistic young Marxist-Leninist, political prisoner, freedom fighter, lauded icon of pan-African nationalism, would-be reformer, and ruthless, ageing dictator steeped in corruption and sleaze. However, for his many critics in Zimbabwe and in the west, who blame him for the economic chaos and political repression of recent years, Mugabe is a one-dimensional study. His is the face of failure, and for them he is the lord of misrule. The truth is not quite so black…

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Adeola Fayehun and why she beat up Robert Mugabe

Mugabe from grace to grass PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s unexpected roller-coaster in Nigeria last week after an ambush by local journalists who confronted him over when he will quit during his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration had its own hilarious and abrasive moments, yet it was also instructive. Editor’s Memo with Dumisani Muleya Led by Adeola Fayehun, who hosts Keeping It Real With Adeola, a satire show on African politics on the online Sahara TV, Nigerian journalists besieged Mugabe with questions on when he will go and allow change in Zimbabwe. Compared…

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