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Robert Namer
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September 08, 2019

     Finally.  Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95.

     His successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, announced Mugabe's death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an "icon of liberation." Singapore's Foreign Ministry later said he died Friday at the Gleneagles Hospital there, saying it was working with Zimbabwe on arrangements for Mugabe's body to be flown home. Mugabe had received medical treatment at the hospital in recent years.

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