President Robert Mugabe
February 2011: "JOHANNESBURG — Dozens of students, trade unionists and political activists who gathered to watch Al Jazeera and BBC news reports on the uprisings that brought down autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/world/africa/22zimbabwe.html
November 2010: 'As he left Zimbabwe in 2007 after three years as ambassador, Christopher W. Dell wrote a sardonic account of Robert Mugabe, that country’s aging and erratic leader. The cable called him “a brilliant tactician” but mocked “his deep ignorance on economic issues (coupled with the belief that his 18 doctorates give him the authority to suspend the laws of economics).”'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/29cables.html
December 2008: 'With cholera spilling into neighboring countries, there are rising international calls for President Robert Mugabe to step down after 28 years in power. But he seems only to be digging in and even declared Thursday that the nation’s cholera epidemic had ended, just a day after the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak was grave enough to carry “serious regional implications.”'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/world/africa/12cholera.html
May 2008: "After more than a month’s delay, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission on Friday officially announced the results of the disputed March 29 presidential election, saying that the opposition candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, had won more votes than the incumbent, Robert Mugabe, but not enough to avoid a runoff."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/03/world/africa/03zimbabwe.html
February 2008: 'In an introductory essay titled "Despots Masquerading as Democrats," Kenneth Roth, the organization's executive director, blasts such leaders as Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and Vladimir Putin of Russia. Roth accuses them of finding "utility in holding electoral charades to legitimize" their reigns.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/31/AR2008013103575.html
April 2007: Zimbabwe is marking 27 years of independence from Britain this week – all under Mugabe's rule – but the celebration has been marred by the country's devastated economy and a political crisis sparked by Mugabe's plan to seek another five-year term in 2008. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, said last week that he would talk with Mugabe's party to try to end the crisis, which he says has resulted in the abduction and torture of 600 political activists this year.http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0416/p04s01-woaf.html
January 2006: In Zimbabwe, U.S. Ambassador Christopher W. Dell has been so outspoken about President Robert Mugabe's government that he has been threatened with expulsion. David Coltart, an opposition member of parliament, said Zimbabwe has been on the Bush administration's radar screen, even if not the president's. 'George Bush is too preoccupied by Iraq to be personally engaged in the Zimbabwe crisis,' he said. 'But Colin Powell certainly was a friend of those struggling to bring democracy. It's too early to say whether Condoleezza Rice is focused on Zimbabwe.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/24/AR2006012401901.html
May 2006: Other former farmers have treated the government's offer with suspicion bordering on contempt. President Robert Mugabe encouraged landless black peasants to invade commercial farms beginning in February 2000. He portrayed the longtime white owners -- about 4,500 farmers who owned most of the country's best agricultural land -- as thieves who had deprived the 12 million black Zimbabweans of their birthrights.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/13/AR2006051300901.html
December 2005: The rights group, based in New York, blamed both the obstruction by Zimbabwe's government under President Robert Mugabe and the failure of U.N. agencies to insist on access to victims of a campaign that left 700,000 homeless, jobless or both.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/01/AR2005120101677.html
November 2002: President of Zimbabwe. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30569-2002Nov8.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Opponent (past or present) Morgan Tsvangirai Person May 3, 2008
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 05, 2005 Glimmers of Defiance In a Wary Zimbabwe: Discontent Evident Even in Mugabe Strongholds
QUOTE: Though Mugabe's handpicked observers approved the conduct of the elections, results...have turned up puzzling inconsistencies...combined vote totals for individual candidates do not equal the supposed number of voters who cast ballots.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2004 Zimbabwe Keeps Protest Music Muffled; Some Hear a Message in a Subtle Song
QUOTE: As the government has restricted political messages in music, protest songs have gone underground. The recordings are sold by musicians, then passed around by hand and copied.
Jul 10, 2003 Critical of U.S. Policies, Africans Are Giving Bush Chilly Reception
QUOTE: President Bush received a cool reception today in the capital of Africa's largest economic power, as opinion leaders here and across the continent complained about his policies on Iraq, AIDS and the International Criminal Court.
Washington Post Apr 15, 2003 Mugabe's Recruits Flee Brutal Zimbabwean Past
QUOTE: Human rights groups and Western diplomats accuse President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe of turning the [National Youth Service] recruits into violent thugs and unleashing them on political opponents.
New York Times Nov 09, 2002 Zimbabwe Land Not Just for the Landless: Many Say Seizures Benefiting Mugabe
QUOTE: The seizure of Iron Mask Estates here two months ago illustrates what many Zimbabweans say is the most cynical element of the government's two-year-old effort to seize land from the country's white farmers.
Washington Post Aug 17, 2002 Zimbabwe Starts Arresting White Farmers Defying Eviction
QUOTE: After a week of tough talk and stern warnings, the government of Zimbabwe has begun to crack down on the hundreds of white farmers who have defied an official eviction order...
New York Times May 19, 2001 Africa On the Agenda
QUOTE: Skeptics may see American politics as one reason for the interest in Africa. I prefer to see a chance for this country, especially Colin Powell, to help resolve the profound problems afflicting that vast continent.
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