What makes Robert Mugabe evil?

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His desire to hang on to power at any cost and complete lack of empathy with the suffering of his fellow man.
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How does Robert Mugabe affect history?

Robert Gabriel Matibili Mugabe . Mugabe will be remembered for fighting white colonialism during the 1960s to the late 1970s, when he was imprisoned in Rhodesian jails for fighting for justice for the black majority. However, he will also be remembered for failing to transform a promising country into a successful democracy from 1980 onwards. History will put him in the same group with other notorious African dictators such as Mobutu Sese Seko and Hastings Kamuzu Banda, to name but a few.. Mugabe will also affect history in terms of highligthing the challenges of many poor countries in a neoliberal global environment where most money is used for speculative purposes rather than for tangible infrastructural developments. The failure of IMF and World Bank SAPs is closely linked to the rise of desperate populist politics such as the chaotic land reforms, mines' nationalisation and the attempt to control foreign currency externalisation by most export oriented business operating in poor cxountries but with HQs in the developed world.. Mugabe will also affect history by forcing intellectuals to re-examining the viability of the urbane democractic ethos in rural underdeveloped regions of the world where poverty, low literacy and poor communications make rigging of the ballot a lot easier for the ruling party that has access to state institutions such as the army, police, and the conservative traditional leadership institutions.

What do you think about Robert Mugabe?

He is a dictator who is treating many people badly, it is horribleand he should be shot! this is my opinion and as I'm from Zimbabwe I'm entitled to myopinion.

Who is Robert Mugabe?

Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe since 1987 to present.He is a dictator, which means there is only one party in Zimbabweand he is the leader of that party and the country. he has takenall of the white farmers land. While the country was in poverty hehad a 80kg cake.

How did Robert Mugabe bankrupt the Zimbabwe economy?

\nMugabe enacted a policy of forcible dispossession of White farmers by means of a rag-tag terrorist-like group called the "War Veterans", who used violence to literally throw people off their land. "War Veterans" subsequently took over management of the farms and because of their incompetence the farms quickly became unproductive and unprofitable and could no longer therefore supply the Zimbabwe economy with essential foodstuffs.\nMugabe ordered unfettered printing of new banknotes as the principal means of combatting rising prices, thus devaluing the Zimbabwe currency further and further.

Why does Robert Mugabe fix elections when he could just abolish them?

The appearance of 'free and fair elections' gives Mugabe the ability to say he was 'elected' rather than has taken and held power through other methods. This would give Mugabe an air of credibility and allow him to have dealings with democratic countries while still maintaining power. However, most countries know this not to be true.

What is Robert mugabe doing right now?

Robert G. Mugabe is currently the president of Zimbabwe, officially he is the head of state and government and the commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces. He leads a unity government with other political parties in the multi-party state that is Zimbabwe. He works with the prime minister of the country, Morgan Tsvangirai, who ran against him in presidential elections in 2008 and lost. After loosing the election Morgan Tsvangirai alleged corruption. Pressure from countries - formerly allied with the pre-independence white minority government of the country then called Rhodesia, including the United Kingdom and the United States - for Mugabe to include Tsvangirai in government eventually led to Tsvangirai being appointed to the post of prime minister. Tsvangirai gained the esteem of the United Kingdom and the United States when he opposed Robert Mugabe's program of redistributing land to Black Zimbabweans that was appropriated from white farmers. The United Kingdom and the United States who had supported the white minority government prior to Zimbabwean independence in 1980 alleged human rights abuses against Mugabe for his seizure of about 70% the nations arable land that had previously been under the control of about 4,500 farmers that were almost exclusively white Zimbabweans in a country with a population of about 12 million. Robert Mugabe stated that his land reform policies were to address land ownership patterns that had not changed since Black Zimbabweans were not legally allowed to purchase most land during the days of apartheid-style minority governance. In response to these policies the United Kingdom and the United States stated that Robert Mugabe set an example of poor governance and should return the land to the approximatley 4500 white Zimbabwean farmers because it was unfair that they should loose their land that they had been on for over a generation because of the actions of the apartheid government that provided them with the right to purchase that land without compensation to Black Zimbabweans that had lived there previously. To the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States it was innappropriate for the Zimbabwean government to deny the property rights of this group of farmers just because they may have acquired the land through means that are today recognized as racism, part of the argument stating that it was unfair to apply our current modern standards of equal opportunity for all races to the long-ago social environment prior to 1980, when racial discrimination was more widely accepted as legitimate in southern Africa. As of September 2009 both President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, once rivals and now partners in government, have been working to revive the battered Zimbabwean economy that has suffered from a decade of sanctions and hyperinflation. Whereas inflation has been arrested and is now better controlled, it has proven far more difficult to get the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries that formerly supported the apartheid government of pre-independence Zimbabwe to remove the economic santions they applied to Zimbabwe. Both the UK and the USA have stated that despite the fact that the two political rivals, Mugabe and Tsvangirai, are working together they will not remove the economic sanctions until land reform is reversed and the 70% of Zimbabwe's arable land is handed back over to those farmers who were legally allowed to purchase the land by the apartheid government of Rhodesia (pre-independence Zimbabwe). Currently the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, China, Russia, and the non-Aligned movement have called for the removal of sanctions to allow the Zimbabwean economy to recover and the Zimbabwean government to be able to purchase medicines and food and pay teachers and doctors. Those countries that have applied the sanctions continue to refuse to remove sanctions citing concern for the return of property rights for farmers, and in the meantime pledge humanitarian aid in the form of shipments of corn meal to ease the suffering of certain segments of the Zimbabwean population who oppose President Robert Mugabe.

Is Robert mugabe a Rhodes scholar?

Robert Mugabe earned several college degrees, but is not a RhodesScholar. Some notable Rhodes Scholars are Bill Clinton, EdwinHubble, John Marshall Harlan II, and J. William Fulbright.

What did Robert Mugabe do?

He got rid of all the white farmers in Zimbabwe, He took paymentsfrom the British government meant to be used to buy property andbusinesses from whites and gave it to his friends.

Is Robert Mugabe good or bad?

Robert Mugabe is defiantly a bad president as he doesn't care about his people. He is living in Africa with loads of money and the people in Africa are starving to death with no homes and no proper life's.

Where was Robert mugabe born?

Robert Mugabe was born in a mission in the Zvimba District inZimbabwe. He is currently the President of Zimbabwe, and has alsoserved as Prime Minister.

Why do some people say Robert Mugabe should not still be president?

because he has too much power. And like before when the election was held people did not vote for him. So he cheated and became presedent. But most of the people who did not vote for him where later in prisoned, killed or there family toched. So the next time there was a alection almost every 1 voted for him because they did not want to get hurt.

What kind of terrible stuff that Robert Mugabe committed?

Robert mugabe has deprived his own population of resources and used food as a political weapon by giving only Zanu PF supporters food. South African diplomacy has not only failed, but succeeded in supporting Zimbabwe. While big brands such as Tiger, Barclays, Standard Bank, Spar ect, had to buy government bonds, simultaneously supporting his quest for power. During Thabo Embekis reign, the South African Defense Force trained and armed the Zimbabwean Army and leaders held hands while Xenophobic violence broke out in the streets, images of carnage shook the world.

How wealthy is Robert mugabe?

Mugarbage is the ordained and omnipotent president of Zimbabwe, his wealth in nominal terms equals the annual revenue of Zimbabwe which is equal to US$ 2.4 billion.

Why is Robert Mugabe so evil?

Robert Mugabe sought to keep his power at any cost. He led to thesuffering of his people and anyone who opposes was put in jail.

Has Robert mugabe killed any of his own people?

yes mugabe killed his own official Elliot Manyika and qouted ,"He was warned not to go. He was told he would die if he went to Gwanda but he refused and maintained that he had a job to do there." soo yes this is true

Who ran against Robert Mugabe in the latest election?

President Robert Gabriel Mugabe [b. February 21, 1924] was the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front [ZANU-PF] candidate in the presidential elections of March 29, 2008. Dr. Simbarashe Herbert Stanley, ka Simba, Makoni [b. March 22, 1950] was an independent candidate. And Morgan Richard Tsvangirai [b. March 10, 1952] was the Movement for Democratic Change [MDC] candidate.. Results, which were released on May 2, 2008, showed presidential candidates Makoni and Tsvangirai with about 8% and about 47% of the vote, respectively; and President Mugabe with about 43%. If no candidate received 50% of the total vote, plus one vote, there needed to be a runoff.. But Tsvangirai withdrew his participation in a second round, on June 22, 2008. On July 22, 2008, Mugabe and Tsvangirai met publicly, to begin work on a powersharing agreement, which was signed on September 15, 2008. As a result, on February 11, 2009, Mugabe was sworn in as President, Tsvangirai as Prime Minister, and Professor Arthur Guseni Oliver Mutambara [b. May 25, 1966] as Deputy Prime Minister.

Why is Robert Mugabe hated?

Because he did the unthinkable, challenging the western myth, that only westerners have a right to everything, disregarding how it was aquired, you can't challenge the west and get away with it.

Why is Robert Mugabe a bad leader?

because he doesn't care about the health of his people, just about him being the president and getting fancy treatment nd leaving the poor to die.

How did Robert Mugabe take power?

Mugabe was elected after Zimbabwe (previously known as Rhodesia) got its independence from Britain in 1981. It had been the last British colony in Africa.

Is Robert mugabe a great leader?

No, he killed two men, tortuded 5000 children. He has been responsible for killing many hundreds of his owncountrymen. He is an evil dictator and brought misery to thousandsof ordinary Africans.

Is Robert Mugabe corrupt?

- The US, UK, EU, Australia, and Jamaica seem to think so. See the Wikipedia article listed as a related link below for more information, please:

Why did Robert Mugabe become a dictator?

Robert Mugabe is not a dictator.He's a man of principle.He sticks to principle.Washington is the dictator.10 Downing Street freezes anyone who tries to help the suffering Zimbabweans. You've lived there and know it all, I suppose ? I doubt it.

How did robert mugabe abuse his power?

Mugabe abused his power by giving government positions to his friends and relatives, stealing government moneys, rigging elections and randomly murdering the opposition. He should be brought to Hague and face justice.

Is Robert mugabe a freemason?

In 1994 Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, was made an honoraryKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath by Queen Elizabeth II.This means he can put the letters KCB behind his name, but cannotuse the title "Sir". Since then, Robert Mugabe has gone fromfreedom fighter and leader of a liberation movement to dictator,despot, thug and tyrannical leader of one of the most brutal andmurderous regimes in the world. There is no indication whether ornot he is or ever was a Mason.

What impact has Robert mugabe had on Zimbabwe?

Mugabe has been president since 1980 and his country has seen regression and corruption rather than development. Hyperinflation has hit the country. In 2006, inflation rates were greater than 1,000, meaning that food supplies were 11 times more expensive compared to 12 months ago. It has experienced a contraction in its economy and now faces an external debt of US$ 5.821 million (2009). The agricultural sector cannot cope with demands, meaning that food shortages have occurred. There is not enough fuel to generate electricity and the average GNI per capita is 340 US$. HIV/AIDS is an ever increasing serious epidemic, which, in 2007, claimed 140,000 lives. The incidence rate is exacerbated due to a large number of sex workers. The ZANU PF, under the leadership of Robert Mugabe, is incredibly corrupt and foreign aid money it has received has either been used for foreign investments or stored in oversees accounts. Homosexuality, an accepted aspect of life in many parts of the world, is now punishable by 10 years in prison. The land reform act, initially a noble idea as a form of empowerment for the blacks quickly backfired as valuable land was given to men who had either no interest or no knowledge on cultivation and agriculture. Sincerely, there appears to be no redeemable aspects of Mugabe's leadership. He reigns as a dictator and an intolerant and racist one at that. His country could have seen economic growth, instead, its economy has contracted by -4.1%. These are the impacts of his leadership and it really is plain to see that he had no notable positive impact on his country.

What does the cartoon imply about Robert Mugabe?

Robert Mugabe is the president of Zimbabwe. It is possible that cartoon in reference is a political cartoon about him. Without seeing the actual cartoon, it's difficult to say what it's trying to imply.

What are the political differences between Barack Obama and Robert Mugabe?

These are two men who are totally opposite in their governing philosophies and ideologies. Mr. Mugabe is known for being an arbitrary and sometimes-brutal dictator with little tolerance for political dissent; those who disagree with him are jailed or driven from the country. He has also overcompensated for the colonial policies that allowed white people (especially white men) to rule his country; he has refused to allow even the most qualified white men to own farms, for example, leading to friends of his taking over those farms and proving unable to run them. There may have been a time when Mr. Mugabe was a powerful symbol in the fight against colonialism, but most sources today believe he is an aging ideologue whose policies have brought economic and political disaster to Zimbabwe. Contrary to the exaggerated political rhetoric found online and on partisan talk shows, there is no evidence President Obama is a brutal dictator. The constitution still exists and none of the rights and freedoms (including the right to criticize him) have been removed. There are many people who support and love the president, but there are also many who disagree and dislike him: unlike in Zimbabwe, none of President Obama's detractors have been imprisoned for their views. Further, contrary to the assertions of Glenn Beck, there is no evidence that President Obama hates white people or discriminates against them, nor is there evidence that he orders them to give their property to his black supporters. And Mr. Obama operates in a democracy, so those who disagree with his policies have the right every four years to vote him out of office. Thus, there are few if any similarities one could find between Mr. Mugabe and Mr. Obama.

Who is the greater leader - Robert Mugabe or Barack Obama?

I think most people would agree that Barack Obama is a better leader that Robert Mugabe. By all objective accounts, Mr. Mugabe has become a brutal dictator who forcibly takes property away from his political enemies (and from white farmers), who has driven his country into financial ruin, punished or imprisoned dissenters, and banned freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Mr. Obama's political enemies and conservative talk shows might accuse him of these things, but there is no objective evidence that he is a brutal dictator, nor that he imprisons his enemies, nor that Americans have lost any of the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment. Further, all rhetoric aside, America is still a free country, while Zimbabwe is not. That said, it is always unfair to compare the leaders of two entirely different countries, and especially in this case, since you are comparing one leader of a country that is a democracy where the public is allowed to express its views about the government (the USA), and one leader of a country where there is dire poverty, few civil liberties, and dissent is not allowed (Zimbabwe).

What is Robert Mugabe known for?

Robert Mugabe is known for his role in politics as well as his position as the President of Zimbabwe. He is seen as "racist" by many and has opposition to gay rights.

Who is the current greatest African leader Robert Mugabe or Barack Obama?

Neither. And this is actually an impossible comparison to make. Robert Mugabe has destroyed the economy of Zimbabwe and turned a formerly prosperous nation into a corrupt dictatorship, where people have no rights. Barack Obama is not African. He is the son of an African father, but he was born in the United States and is an American, so he does not have any control over what leaders in Africa do. Further, political rhetoric on talk shows aside, Mr. Obama is not a corrupt and brutal dictator, and Americans have plenty of rights and many opportunities to agree or disagree with him (or with any president).

Who is the greatest African leader - Robert Mugabe or Barack Obama?

Neither. And this is actually an impossible comparison to make. Robert Mugabe has destroyed the economy of Zimbabwe and turned a formerly prosperous nation into a corrupt dictatorship, where people have no rights. Barack Obama is not African. He is the son of an African father, but he was born in the United States and is an American, so he does not have any control over what leaders in Africa do. Further, political rhetoric on talk shows aside, Mr. Obama is not a corrupt and brutal dictator, and Americans have plenty of rights and many opportunities to agree or disagree with him (or with any president).

How is Barack Obama better leader than Robert Mugabe?

This has been asked before, and the answer remains the same: RobertMugabe is a brutal African dictator who jails his opponents anduses the country's resources for his own benefit. He knows how tokeep his supporters loyal to him with favors and is known to run acorrupt government, where a very few prosper and everyone elsesuffers. There may have been a time when he was a good leader, butthese days, his reign is all about maintaining a total grip onpower. Barack Obama, on the other hand, is not a brutal dictator, contraryto what you may hear on talk shows. He is the president of ademocracy, and that means he has both supporters and detractors;views about the president are very polarized, as they were underPresident Bush. But there is no similarity between President Mugabeand President Obama other than the fact that both are black. Mr.Obama does not jail his detractors, nor does he try to eliminatethose who disagree with him. President Obama is thus a betterleader because he allows the democracy to flourish, encourages freeexpression of ideas, tries to promote policies to grow the economy,and does not want success to only be for the privileged few.

What movie and television projects has Robert Mugabe been in?

Robert Mugabe has: Played himself in "Panorama" in 1953. Played himself in "Chronicle" in 1966. Played Himself - President of Zimbabwe in "BBC Four News" in 2002. Played himself in "Iowa City Shorts" in 2003. Played Zimbabwe President in "The Standard" in 2005. Played himself in "Favouritism" in 2005. Played Himself - President, Zimbabwe in "Amanpour." in 2009. Played himself in "African Parade" in 2009. Played himself in "The Diamond Queen" in 2012.