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Zimbabwe ex-army chief who helped oust Mugabe sworn in as VP

  Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents. Dressed in a black suit, General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office in Harare, pledging …

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Mugabe defiant in talks with army

Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state, refused to resign during a crunch meeting Thursday with military generals who have seized control of the country. The talks in Harare came after tumultuous days …

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Full statement by Zimbabwe Army on TV today

Harare, Zimbabwe | THE INDEPENDENT | Text of statement read out Wednesday by the Zimbabwe army. “Good morning Zimbabwe. Fellow Zimbabweans. Following the address we made on 13 November 2017, which we believe our main broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and the Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in …

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Military takes to streets in Zimbabwe but denies coup

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Military vehicles took to the streets of the Zimbabwean capital and prolonged gunfire was heard near the presidential residence early Wednesday as questions mounted over Robert Mugabe’s grip on power, even as the army denied a coup in a state broadcast. Tensions between the 93-year-old …

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Zimbabwe army says troop movement not a coup

Zimbabwe military deny takeover in state TV address Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean military officers read an address live on state TV in the early hours of Wednesday, saying they were not launching a coup but were “targeting criminals around” President Robert Mugabe. “It is not a military takeover …

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ZIMBABWE: Chiwenga action is treason, says ZANU PF

Mugabe’s party accuses army chief of ‘treasonable conduct’ Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Tuesday accused the army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he challenged President Robert Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president, in the latest sign of worsening instability in the country. The ZANU-PF …

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe army chief warns of intervention

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s army chief on Monday demanded a “stop” to the purge in the ruling ZANU-PF party after the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, and warned the military could intervene. “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background …

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