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Queen Elizabeth II will be the world's oldest head of state if Robert Mugabe is toppled

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Robert Mugabe's home is under siege and the Zimbabwean military has declared control of the nation's capital. It appears the rule of the world's oldest head of state may be over.
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The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should 'rest'

The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should 'rest'

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A military tank is seen with armed soldiers on the road leading to President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
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The Zimbabwe army has Mugabe in custody

The Zimbabwe army has Mugabe in custody

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Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.
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The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should 'rest'

The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should 'rest'

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HARARE, Zimbabwe - The Latest on the military takeover in Zimbabwe : 2:55 p.m. A former Zimbabwe finance minister and current activist says of President Robert Mugabe: "The old man should be allowed to rest." Tendai Biti spoke to South African broadcaster eNCA as the 93-year-old Mugabe was said to be in army custody after an unprecedented public rift with the military. Zimbabweans are hoping that whatever happens next will occur without bloodshed. Biti says that Mugabe is a "very intelligent man who must know the die is cast."
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Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

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The nearly 40-year reign of one of Africa's last liberation leaders appeared to be coming to a close as tanks were deployed in the streets of the capital.
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Zimbabwe in turmoil after apparent military coup

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HARARE - Military leaders in the impoverished southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe have staged an apparent coup, placing veteran President Robert Mugabe under house arrest and deploying tanks to the streets of the capital, Harare.
The President of neighboring South Africa, Jacob Zuma, said 93-year-old Mugabe - the world's longest living leader - was unable to leave his home. Troops were reportedly stationed at the country's parliament and presidential palace.
In a dramatic televised statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning, an army spokesman denied that a military...
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Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

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HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.
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What We Know About the Coup in Zimbabwe

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Tara John & Joseph Hincks , Time
Here's what you need to know
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Companies From Amplats to StanChart on Alert Amid Zimbabwe Coup

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Companies are being vigilant over their operations in Zimbabwe after military vehicles descended on the capital of Harare and the army seized power, threatening President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule.
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What You Need To Know About the ‘Coup' in Zimbabwe That Could Oust Robert Mugabe

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It appears that the world's oldest head of state, 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, may finally have reached the end of the road. The Zimbabwean military rolled its tanks into the capital Harare on Tuesday, and reports suggest Mugabe will step down on Wednesday.
Is this a coup or-as the military has suggested-merely a matter of “targeting criminals around” Mugabe? There may be an element of truth to both characterizations.
Here's what you need to know about the situation in Zimbabwe, and how the country got there:
Who is Robert Mugabe?
Robert Mugabe is a massively divisive figure-a despot and an...
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