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    With Mugabe Under House Arrest, His Successor Is Unclear

    It’s the end of an era. President Robert Mugabe, 93, has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, when the former British colony declared independence. Now Mugabe is confined to his house after the country’s military quietly took control of government buildings and state broadcaster ZBC. His wife and would-be successor, Grace, hasn’t been seen. South African state media is reporting that a transitional government is in the works, while South African ministers have traveled to Harare. Emergency talks will be held in Botswana today on returning Zimbabwe to stability.

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