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Is this the end of the Mugabe regime?

On Wednesday the military seized control in Zimbabwe—and crunch talks on the future of the country are now underway. But for ordinary citizens, life goes on around the tanks in the streets

By Christian Westerlind Wigstrom  

A solider atop an armed vehicle in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare. Photo: Xinhua/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

On Wednesday morning, Zimbabweans woke up to find tanks in the streets and military leaders addressing the nation on TV. To outsiders, it might have seemed like just another day in Africa. To Zimbabweans, the last few days have been something new entirely.

Robert Mugabe assumed power at independence from white rule in 1980. Still at the helm 37 years later, the 93-year-old seemed bent on eternal physical and political life. And…

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