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Axios Nov 15
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Inside the military takeover in Zimbabwe

The spokesman for the Zimbabwe Defense Forces addresses to the nation on state TV. Photo: ZBC via AP

The military has taken control in Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, and says it has taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, 93 — the world's oldest head of state, in power since 1980.

Why it matters, from Reuters: "In contrast to his elevated status on the continent, Mugabe is reviled in the West as a despot whose disastrous handling of the economy and willingness to resort to violence to maintain power destroyed one of Africa's most promising states."