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Robert Mugabe president of Zimbabwe 2009 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt/Released
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Zimbabwe Leadership Uncertain

Robert Mugabe has been the president of Zimbabwe since 1987.
Anyone younger than 37 years old in the African country has never had another leader.
Now, many people in Zimbabwe, as well as the military, want him to step down–to leave the job so they can choose a new president.
There have been demonstrations in the country, as tens of thousands gathered in Zimbabwe’s cities to make it clear that they wanted Mugabe to leave his job. The military placed Mugabe under house arrest.
However, he may try to hold onto power.

Nelson Mandela in 1998. Image: Arquivo/ABr.
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Nelson Mandela Memorialized By Prime Ministers, Presidents, Royalty, Citizens, Celebrities

The skies wept over thousands of mourners gathered yesterday in a soccer stadium in South Africa to remember Nelson Mandela.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, attended along with four former prime ministers: Jean Chretien, Kim Campbell, Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney. Also in attendance was Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Leaders of many other nations attended the memorial service to commemorate “the father of South Africa,” who passed away on Thursday at the age of 95.

But it was U.S. president Barack Obama that brought the crowd to its feet in a standing ovation with his words of praise for Mandela:

He makes me want to be a better man. He speaks to what’s best inside of us. After this great liberator is laid to rest, and when we’ve returned to our cities and villages and rejoined our daily routines, let us search for his strength, let us search for his largeness of spirit somewhere inside of ourselves.

Mitt Romney at a supporters rally in 2011. Image: Gage Skidmore
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Romney’s Debate Performance Puts Him Back In The U.S. Presidential Race

U.S. President Barack Obama has a reputation for being an eloquent speaker.

When he was first elected in 2009, he won the hearts of American voters with his smart, straight talk.

His opponent in the American presidential race this time around is Mitt Romney.

On Wednesday night, the two men who want to be president squared off in a debate.

Each debater spoke for two minutes on topics such as healthcare, the American economy and how they would create new jobs for Americans if they are elected.

Mitt Romney speaking in Washington D.C on February 11, 2011. Image: Gage Skidmore
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Republicans Prepare For U.S. Election In November

There are two main political parties in the United States: the Republicans and the Democrats.

Right now, the Republicans have to choose someone to run for president against Democrat Barack Obama, in time for the presidential election on Nov. 6.

To pick a Republican candidate, every state in the U.S. holds an early election called a primary.

The front-runner in the Republican race is Mitt Romney, who was the Governor of Massachusetts and is now in business.