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Robert Gabriel Mugabe (b. 1924) is the current President of Zimbabwe.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe KCB (born on February 21, 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe.He has been the head of government in Zimbabwe since 1980, first as Prime Minister and later as first executive President.
He rose to prominence in the 1970s when he led the Zimbabwe African National Union in guerrilla warfare against the white-dominated government of Rhodesia until the government accepted universal suffrage and black-majority rule. See also: Rhodesian Bush War
The Mugabe administration has been criticized around the world for corruption, suppression of political opposition, mishandling of land reform, economic mismanagement, and the deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe. According to most analysts his administration's policies have led to economic collapse and massive starvation over the course of the last ten years. Currently, Zimbabwe has the highest inflation rate in the world and is, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Africa's worst economic performer.
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