Zimbabwe former leader Robert Mugabe dead

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    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has died, aged 95.

    International reports say he had been ailing since April, being treated at a hospital in Singapore.

    He lost power in 2017, following a military coup, after holding on to power for 37 years in Zimbabwe.

    He was initially praised for his health and education measures which were broadend for the black majority in the country.

    However, the icon turned authoritarian leader, was then seen for his repression of political opponents and Zimbabwe’s economic decline.

    His successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa expressed his “utmost sadness” in a tweet that announced “founding father” Mugabe’s death.