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Former Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe dead

Former Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe Passed away at 95.He Ruled country with an iron fist for more than three decades.

Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. Details of what ailed him were a closely guarded secret.

He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power.

Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority – but his later years were marked by rights abuses and corruption.

He won Zimbabwe’s first election and becoming prime minister in 1980.

His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, expressed his “utmost sadness”, calling Mr Mugabe “an icon of liberation”.

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