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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of April, repeating indefinitely
On 18th April 1980, Zimbabwe became independent from the United Kingdom. Zimbabwe was once renowned across the continent as a champion for the anti-colonial cause, especially with their first president Robert Mugabe. However, Mugabe is now viewed as a repressive authoritarian responsible for human rights abuses and severe economic decline. [Some text and image from Wikpedia]