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Mu·ga·be(mo͝o-gä′bē), Robert Gabriel Born 1924.
Zimbabwean politician who led the black nationalist struggle against the white minority government of Rhodesia. After Zimbabwe's independence (1980), he was elected prime minister, then president (since 1987). His forcible redistribution of farmland caused a severe decline in the country's food production, resulting in widespread famine.
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(Biography) Robert. born 1925, Zimbabwean politician; leader of one wing of the Patriotic Front against the government of Ian Smith of Rhodesia, and of the Zanu party; prime minister (1980–87); president from 1987
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Mu•ga•be(muˈgɑ bi, -beɪ)
Robert (Gabriel), born 1924, prime minister of Zimbabwe 1980–87; president since 1987.
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