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    Impeachment Proceedings Begin Against Mugabe

    They’re putting it to a vote. Zimbabwe’s Parliament is expected to hear a motion today seeking President Robert Mugabe’s ouster, accusing him of stoking instability and allowing his wife, Grace, to “usurp” power. The move is a response to Mugabe’s defiant refusal to step down, even after being expelled from his own party and in the face of widespread celebrations in the African nation over his imminent exit. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president whose dismissal by Mugabe kicked off the political crisis, has also urged the 93-year-old to resign.

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