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President of Zimbabwe


Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe

Date of Birth: 21 February 1924
Birth Place: Kutama, Zimbabwe
Political Party: Zimbabwe African National Union, Patriotic Front
Arrival in Power: 31 December 1987
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Robert Mugabe was born in Kutama, Zimbabwe, in 1924. He is the current President of Zimbabwe. He was involved in the struggle against the government of Rhodesia, when he was the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe African National Union. He was eventually arrested by the government of Rhodesia for 10 years. In 1980 he became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, and in 1987 he became the President of Zimbabwe, a post he has held ever since.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mugabe

Updated on: January 3, 2012

 

 

Prime Minister of Zimbabwe


Morgan TsvangiraiMorgan Tsvangirai

Date of Birth: 10 March 1952
Birth Place: Gutu, Zimbabwe
Political Party: Movement for Democratic Change
Arrival in Power: 11 February 2009
Religion: Christian
Profession: Union Leader

Biography:


Morgan Tsvangirai was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, in 1952. He is the current Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He ran in the 2002 presidential elections and lost to Robert Mugabe. He ran again in the 2008 presidential elections and won the first round of voting, but he retired in the second round, because the election process had gotten very violent and there were doubts over fair elections. In a power sharing deal he was named Prime Minister in 2009.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Tsvangirai

Updated on: January 3, 2012