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Robert Mugabe, how many more birthdays in power?

February 21st, 2013
04:36 PM ET

CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at how Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe marked his birthday.

Filed under:  Imagine a World • Latest Episode • Zimbabwe
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  1. omotoyinboabiod


    February 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  2. Mike-Sisa Nkwazema

    Your Exellency, Happy Birthday To You, Sir. You Are The Oldest/Longest Serving African President. Congtatulations! However, embrace the OPTION of Pope Benedict and RETIRE by HANDING OVER POWER DEMOCRATICALLY TO YOUNGER & AMIABLE ONES/LEADERS. Thank You. (From Nigeria).

    February 22, 2013 at 1:35 am | Reply
  3. Genesis

    The Cameroonain president Paul Biya turned 80 this month and has been in power for over 30 yrs. Pls the same question should be asked to Biya – how many more birthdays as president? Mugabe shouldn't be the only focus of CNN

    February 22, 2013 at 2:03 am | Reply
    • Tony Balir

      Thanks Genesis

      February 22, 2013 at 11:26 am | Reply
  4. Whale

    The hostility of the west in its quest for greed and corrupt practices of divide principle in Africa won't be long to disappear on that soil,as more and more African increasingly becoming aware the external distrust ,dislike,disguise to infiltrate Africa through her tribal differences.What about the conspiracy theory behind Patrice Lumumba the great Africa nationalist?that alone explain the hate of African unity among western burglars,it vindicate western interest to destabilize the continent ,the human lives of African does mean less value to international thieves and rogue.Shameless beast in human nature let Africa be.

    February 22, 2013 at 6:43 am | Reply
    • Tony Balir

      Africa for Africans. Keep your America, we will keep our Zimbabwe

      February 22, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply
      • Tony

        Hey dude, you can keep your stink hole of a country. We were mostly just thinking you–as a human–might want to be treated as something better than the animal Mugabe views yoou as. Guess not. Go back to your cud now.

        February 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm |
  5. walata


    February 22, 2013 at 6:57 am | Reply
  6. Tony Balir

    What I know is that Christine was bruised by President Mugabe in an interview a couple of years back. Sour grapes?

    February 22, 2013 at 11:27 am | Reply
  7. Yakimo

    Robert Mugabe is an African dinosaur who wants to cling on to power until he passes away because he and his bogus and thieving ministers and entourage think that only they can rule the nation of Zimbabwe. Sir,i encourage you to announce next week your resignation and handover power to a younger generation before you go and lie somewhere in wait for Master DEATH to come and pick you up. Remember Sir,that this world we are living in,is not our home.We are just passing through it.Handover now,Mugabe!

    February 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Future

      Yakimo i agree with you why don't we go to Zimbabwe and did exactly what they did to Gadhafi

      February 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Reply
      • kadafi

        come and you will know the deference between mugabe and gadafi

        January 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm |
    • Joe Jones

      Shallow thinking, be more specific

      February 23, 2013 at 7:58 am | Reply
  8. david

    Will African leaders ever learn?

    February 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  9. mai bruno

    leave him alone he is not the one who votes every term nyatsosvitsai 100

    February 23, 2013 at 7:10 am | Reply
  10. Joe Jones

    The sad part of Mugabe is that he is right; whites have unfairly stolen, and kept, the land for generations. Yet, instead of having an outright revolution, he tried the democratic process, which does not seem to work for oppressed folks these days; just look at how the 1% have ruined America. I think if he were not so physically ugly, he might have done better. If whites would just leave the country, and give the blacks a chance at self-rule, then this country might stand a chance. Eventually, the whites will have to leave anyway; they have taken too much and not share the land. They will have to leave, no matter how "unfair" or mean Mugabe seems. Fact: The blacks love him, the whites hate him. Sounds a little like Obama! Funny 🙂

    February 23, 2013 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • Cecil Rhodes

      Wow. You might want to look this up. Magube led a full scale revolutionary war. Not sure why you think he tried a democratic process. Also there are almost no whites left in Zimbabwe and there are NONE in the political process. All land has been taken from whites. Zimbabwe has been under black rule since 1980, 33 years. Mugabe's rule. One man, one vote, one time...

      February 23, 2013 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • lweba

      Two wrongs don't make it right. Mugabe, Biya, Museveni etc should go!

      February 24, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  11. James

    This man is not in power as a result of free, legal and democratic elections. He is in power because of his own ego and the initimdation tactics and fear he places on his people. Happy Birthday, indeed.

    February 23, 2013 at 7:58 am | Reply
  12. John

    You can take an African out of the bush but you cant really take the bush out of an African ....

    February 23, 2013 at 10:23 am | Reply
  13. Yakimo

    Joe Jones, I think you are as equally blind and mentally retarded as Robert Mugabe himself. In fact,i believe that you are a racist.What are the achievements of this old guy since he came to power three decades ago? Don't you see how he ruined Zimbabwe? Do you not see how the average Zimbabwean is suffering under the rule of this tyrant?

    February 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  14. Jim Kamau

    We Africans are so messed upstairs no wonder we remain hewers of wood and collectors of water. A senile tyrant uses the subterfuge of land distribution to amass wealth for himself, obnoxious wife and lobotomized military and party apparatchiks while killing his own kith and kin and destroying a beautiful viable country bequeath by, yes, white colonialists, and we think that’s wonderful. Bravo Uncle Bob – you brilliantly threw the baby out with the bathwater, we applaud! And as a bonus you kicked Tony Blair in the groin – double bravo. Any outsider who has spent time in Zimbabwe, as I have, knows that unlike South Africa, Namibia, or even Kenya, land hunger among Blacks who need land has never been the issue. Most bankrupt are some African intellectuals and editors who from London or New York constantly praise Mugabe, knowing very well they themselves will not last a year in Zimbabwe were they to relocate there to practice the total freedom of press and expression they enjoy in the west. Pathetic souls.

    February 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  15. sarah

    Zimbabwe was destroyed by whites because Mugabe kicked the whites out. Get your facts straight africans! Democracy will just bring you slavery and robbery.

    February 25, 2013 at 5:31 am | Reply
  16. raj

    one man show one party ruling can have its merit and demerits if used the power in a better way there is hardly any resistance to be policies been implementated and vice versa a free and fair elections are the base and the prime of any electoral body to be selected for governence its indeed difficult if the country is large and more into poverty and in the line of development hope to see a better governance across countries and the prosper and grow....

    February 25, 2013 at 5:40 am | Reply
  17. JS

    It's too bad Amanpour doesn't have to live under this tyrant's reign.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:27 am | Reply
  18. elijah

    That imbecile has been feasting on the blood of Zimbabweans for far too long. He eats blood that's why he doesn't die. . The International community should have hanged him a long time ago. It is quite disturbing to hear an African calling that man eater "His Exellence"all the morons who call him so should ask Zimbabweans how many black people that baboon killed.

    February 25, 2013 at 11:39 am | Reply
  19. elijah

    I hate the White who partially castrated that pig. That's what makes him so arrogant and kills without mercy. If the mother of one stupid fool, who praises Mugabe, was cut with a bayonet and would have seen her bowels and the baby in the womb hanging out, the fool would have known what a cannibal Mugabe is.

    February 27, 2013 at 8:22 am | Reply
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