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Military action in Harare, Zimbabwe

Explosions and armoured vehicles running around in the Zimbabwe capital

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/military...reat-1.3678146

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/zimbabw...gabe-1.4401336

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41992351

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Unfortunately it looks as if it may be a case of here comes the new regime same as the old regime. The guy tipped to take over from Mugabe has a record almost as bad as his.
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It's now being reported that Mugabe has been "detained".
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It's now being reported that Mugabe has been "detained".
Detained as in locked in a broom cupboard? Or detained as in hung from a lamppost?
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Detained as in locked in a broom cupboard? Or detained as in hung from a lamppost?
He's under house arrest it would seem and has been on the phone to that other charmer Jacob Zuma
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Boris Johnson says he is watching the situation very carefully. Boris Johnson and very carefully are phrases one does not always associate together
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Seems no one really knows what it happening. I see reports of Mugabe being detained, another reports he is under house arrest, and yet another report that there may have been a failed coup.
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After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s military controls the capital and the state broadcaster and is holding President Robert Mugabe, 93, and his wife under house arrest. It appears that the world’s oldest head of state has been deposed by a coup.

But the military is at pains to say it did not stage a military takeover, instead starting a process to restore Zimbabwe’s democracy.

After 37 years, the military seems to have brought an end to Mugabe’s long reign in what the army’s supporters praised as a “bloodless correction.” South Africa and other neighboring countries are sending in leaders to negotiate with Mugabe and the generals to encourage the transition.

Citizens in Zimbabwe’s tidy capital, Harare, contributed to the feeling of a smooth change by carrying on with their daily lives, walking past the army’s armored personnel carriers to go to work and to shops. Many who have never known any leader but Mugabe waited in long lines at banks to draw limited amounts of cash, a result of this once-prosperous country’s plummeting economy.
https://apnews.com/364d8aaefe1c49c8b2a6dcdc35a45efd/After-37-years,-rule-of-Zimbabwe's-Mugabe-appears-to-be-over
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Seems no one really knows what it happening. I see reports of Mugabe being detained, another reports he is under house arrest, and yet another report that there may have been a failed coup.
Being under house arrest is being detained - it looks like a successful coup but one which the military are saying is not a coup as coups there days are generally frowned upon.
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Given his age, Mugabe could be retained as President, a figurehead, while others pull the strings.

The question is who is really taking over and will they make a difference.
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It's not a coup.

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Well, a lot of image of Chinese-made APCs in the street of Harare.

I wonder if we are going to see any red berets soldier from the former North Korean-trained 5th Brigade (disbanded in mid-80s, IIRC) come to the rescue of Mugabe?
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Given his age, Mugabe could be retained as President, a figurehead, while others pull the strings.
That's what his wife thought which is what sparked off the coup in the first place.
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Well, a lot of image of Chinese-made APCs in the street of Harare.

I wonder if we are going to see any red berets soldier from the former North Korean-trained 5th Brigade (disbanded in mid-80s, IIRC) come to the rescue of Mugabe?
I noticed one that was missing a track.

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