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Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe's first president after the establishment of majority rule and the official granting of independence from Britain in 1980. He still holds that position today. Mugabe was a hero in the struggle for majority rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia, however over time he has lost popularity as his regime has become increasingly dictatorial. The controversial land redistribution program has seen mobs of Mugabe loyalists, referred to as ‘war veterans’ physically removing white farmers from their land, but Mugabe has not just targeted white people. Any opposition to Mugabe’s regime is not tolerated, with independent media outlets a particular target, as is the main opposition group, the Movement For Democratic Change. Its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai was arrested recently and faces charges of treason for promoting protests against Mugabe. Homosexuals have also been a particular target of Mugabe’s repressive regime. British authorities believe Mugabe has stashed large amounts of money in foreign bank accounts.

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Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe's first president after the establishment of majority rule and the official granting of independence from Britain in 1980. He still holds that position today. Mugabe was a hero in the struggle for majority rule in the former British colony of Rhodesia, however over time he has lost popularity as his regime has become increasingly dictatorial. The controversial land redistribution program has seen mobs of Mugabe loyalists, referred to as ‘war veterans’ physically removing white farmers from their land, but Mugabe has not just targeted white people. Any opposition to Mugabe’s regime is not tolerated, with independent media outlets a particular target, as is the main opposition group, the Movement For Democratic Change. Its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai was arrested recently and faces charges of treason for promoting protests against Mugabe. Homosexuals have also been a particular target of Mugabe’s repressive regime. British authorities believe Mugabe has stashed large amounts of money in foreign bank accounts. More...

 
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Cecil John Rhodes was a British imperialist and the effective founder of the state of Rhodesia (since 1980 known as Zimbabwe), named after himself. He profited greatly from southern Africa's natural resources. Rhodes was born in Bishop's Stortford...
 
       
 
         
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