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    Advertisement The Trump administration will begin allowing hunters to bring into the United States “trophy” elephants killed in Zimbabwe, reversing a 2014 ban on a practice that has received intense scrutiny in recent years. Though African elephants are protected under the Endangered Species Act, the law allows the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to ...
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    Advertisement The son of farmers, he was a hardened freedom fighter by 16, trained as a lawyer and rose to become chief of his new country’s fearsome intelligence service. Known as the “Crocodile,” he once explained the nickname by saying: “It strikes at the appropriate time.” Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice president of Zimbabwe until he ...
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    Advertisement JOHANNESBURG — When Zimbabwe’s generals moved against President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, their action foreshadowed the potential end of more than just one political career. It echoed across a continent where the notion of the “big man” leader is defined equally by the lure of power in perpetuity and the risk that, one day, ...
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    Photo The streets of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, seemed calm on Thursday, but soldiers in camouflage rode on armored personnel carriers, and a lone fighter jet roared above. Credit Aaron Ufumeli/European Pressphoto Agency HARARE, Zimbabwe — Feeling their way through uncharted territory after the military placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest, Zimbabweans ventured ...
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    Advertisement She is known for deft political maneuvering, a volcanic temper and a reputation for corruption. She once punched a photographer in Hong Kong with a diamond-encrusted fist. More recently, she was whisked out of South Africa to avoid arrest after a fashion model accused her of beating her with an electrical cord. As Zimbabweans ...
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    There he joined the movement led by Joshua Nkomo, who was the patriarch of the African nationalist struggle in the country. He became a leader in it, as the National Democratic Party’s publicity secretary, and gave up teaching. At the time, the British government was seeking a path forward in the country, as racial resentment ...
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    But he appeared to have gone too far in trying to position his wife, Grace Mugabe, 52, as his successor. She entered politics only two years ago, had no role in the nation’s liberation war and treated with open contempt politicians who had been waiting decades to succeed her husband. President Jacob Zuma of South ...
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    While General Moyo called Mr. Mugabe the commander in chief, the military’s actions starkly revealed the limits of the president’s control. About half a dozen tanks were stationed around strategic government buildings and intersections in the capital, Harare, but shops and banks were open, and most people carried on with business as usual. Photo President ...
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    The first signs that something unusual was afoot in Zimbabwe stirred in the countryside. Small numbers of tanks, manned by silent troops, were seen driving along the Chinhoyi road leading into the country’s capital, Harare. Soon after, soldiers took up positions across the city as anxious commuters looked on. Following hours of claim and counterclaim, ...
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    Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — Allies of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert G. Mugabe, vowed on Tuesday that his government and the governing party would not be intimidated by the country’s military leaders after they threatened to intervene in a heated political feud. But early Wednesday morning there were reports that a coup might be underway, and the ...