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    Mugabe Resigns, Zimbabwe Prepares for Successor

    It’s a new day in Harare. Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to be sworn in Friday, replacing ex-President Robert Mugabe after the 93-year-old finally resigned amid serious political turmoil. Earlier this month, Mugabe fired Mnangagwa, replacing him with the first lady, which kicked off the crisis. Now, as Mnangagwa returns from self-imposed exile in South Africa, he’ll be faced with keeping the country stable while serving out the rest of Mugabe’s term, which ends next September. Zimbabweans are jubilant, but the question remains: What happens next?

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