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March 9, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, injured in a car crash that killed his wife, has left Zimbabwe for medical treatment in Botswana. Tsvangirai spent months in Botswana last year, fearing for his life at the height of a standoff with President Robert Mugabe -- the man with whom he formed a joint government last month. Tsvangirai arrived in Botswana on Saturday, a day after the crash, according to a spokesman for Botswana's Foreign Ministry. Botswana President Seretse Khama has been one of the few African leaders to openly criticize Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980 and is accused of destroying its economy and trampling on human rights.
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July 31, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabweans lined up for hours to vote Wednesday in an election that international critics say has no hope of being free or fair. President Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader in its 33-year history since independence from Britain, dismissed fears the country could once again be headed for a disputed result. “I'm sure that people will vote freely and fairly. There's no pressure being exerted on anyone," the 89-year-old Mugabe told reporters after casting his vote.
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September 17, 2008 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Zimbabwe's new prime minister said President Robert Mugabe could not be held accountable for the political violence during his 28-year rule but that others might face prosecution in the future. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, spoke to The Times at his home Tuesday, a day after his longtime opposition group signed a power-sharing agreement with Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party. The issue of prosecutions over political violence and killings is so contentious that it was left out of the deal negotiations.
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July 31, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabweans voted Wednesday in an election that international critics say has no hope of being free or fair. President Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader in its 33-year history since independence from Britain, dismissed the fear that the country could once again be headed for a disputed result. "I'm sure that people will vote freely and fairly. There's no pressure being exerted on anyone," the 89-year-old Mugabe told reporters after casting his vote.
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July 31, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabweans lined up for hours to vote Wednesday in an election that international critics say has no hope of being free or fair. President Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader in its 33-year history since independence from Britain, dismissed fears the country could once again be headed for a disputed result. “I'm sure that people will vote freely and fairly. There's no pressure being exerted on anyone," the 89-year-old Mugabe told reporters after casting his vote.
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June 13, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Five years after bitterly disputed elections, Zimbabwe faced a new political conflict Thursday as President Robert Mugabe called elections for July 31 and his rival swiftly rejected the date. The rival, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, told journalists he would not let Zimbabwe be rushed into "another illegitimate election. " Mugabe issued a presidential decree Thursday setting the date, ignoring the opposition of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, which says it would be impossible to hold free and fair elections by then.
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April 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Zimbabweans on Saturday celebrated their first Independence Day under a coalition government, with President Robert Mugabe calling for national reconciliation as he shared the stage with his former political rival. As on previous anniversaries, the military paraded and fighter planes flew over a stadium in Harare, the capital. But this year's proceedings were "indeed unique," Mugabe told the crowd of about 40,000, "giving us the opportunity to celebrate as one family."
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July 31, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabweans voted Wednesday in an election that international critics say has no hope of being free or fair. President Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader in its 33-year history since independence from Britain, dismissed the fear that the country could once again be headed for a disputed result. "I'm sure that people will vote freely and fairly. There's no pressure being exerted on anyone," the 89-year-old Mugabe told reporters after casting his vote.
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March 10, 2009 | Robyn Dixon
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday sought to quash speculation among his supporters and others that a car accident that injured him and killed his wife was an assassination attempt. "In this case I want to say there is no foul play. It was an accident that unfortunately took away her life," he said, addressing supporters outside his home in Harare, the capital. Many opponents of President Robert Mugabe have been killed in suspicious car crashes.
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June 13, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Five years after bitterly disputed elections, Zimbabwe faced a new political conflict Thursday as President Robert Mugabe called elections for July 31 and his rival swiftly rejected the date. The rival, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, told journalists he would not let Zimbabwe be rushed into "another illegitimate election. " Mugabe issued a presidential decree Thursday setting the date, ignoring the opposition of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, which says it would be impossible to hold free and fair elections by then.
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September 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The European Union said it would not remove sanctions targeting longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his loyalists or resume development aid until more is done to implement a year-old power-sharing agreement and restore human rights. Winding up the first visit by a high-level EU delegation since 2002, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid Karel de Gucht said sharp differences remained between Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the former opposition leader, over their coalition agreement signed Sept.
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April 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Zimbabweans on Saturday celebrated their first Independence Day under a coalition government, with President Robert Mugabe calling for national reconciliation as he shared the stage with his former political rival. As on previous anniversaries, the military paraded and fighter planes flew over a stadium in Harare, the capital. But this year's proceedings were "indeed unique," Mugabe told the crowd of about 40,000, "giving us the opportunity to celebrate as one family."
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March 10, 2009 | Robyn Dixon
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday sought to quash speculation among his supporters and others that a car accident that injured him and killed his wife was an assassination attempt. "In this case I want to say there is no foul play. It was an accident that unfortunately took away her life," he said, addressing supporters outside his home in Harare, the capital. Many opponents of President Robert Mugabe have been killed in suspicious car crashes.
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March 7, 2009 | Godwin Mangudya and Robyn Dixon
Zimbabwe's new prime minister was slightly injured and his wife killed Friday when their car collided with a truck on one of the nation's notoriously bad roads, officials with his party told reporters outside the Harare hospital where he was being treated. Morgan Tsvangirai, 56, was sworn in last month as prime minister of a unity government in the troubled southern African nation after years in opposition to the regime of President Robert Mugabe.
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