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Army Takes Over Zimbabwe: Situation Report

Zimbabwe is under the control of the military two days after its army chief warned President Robert Mugabe against purging the ruling party’s senior ranks. Analysts say it appears to be the climax of a power struggle between liberation-era figures loyal to ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and forces faithful to First Lady Grace Mugabe,…

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Mugabe Is Placed Under House Arrest-Jacob Zuma

President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in Zimbabwe, South Africa said Wednesday, adding it was sending envoys on behalf of the region’s bloc after the army apparently took over. “President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine,” the…

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Zimbabwe Military Arrests Robert Mugabe In Controversial Coup

The military in Zimbabwe said early this morning (Wednesday, November 15, 2017) that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation. After apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, two…

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