Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Through the Decades

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  • Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe through the Decades
  • A Freedom Fighter
  • New Nation, New Leader
  • A Hero or a Tyrant?
  • The Start of the Decline
  • Who Is the Real Mugabe?
  • Voting and Violence
  • President Once More
  • A Changing of the Tide?

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe through the Decades

For the past three decades, President Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe through its most transformative milestones, including independence, economic decline and widespread political unrest. Considered a ruthless dictator to his critics and a dedicated Pan-Africanist and anti-imperialist to his supporters, the 89-year-old has been placed on the international stage for the July 31 presidential elections. Keep reading to learn more about this long-serving, controversial Africa leader. – Patrice Peck

(Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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