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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Still Refusing to Resign, as Ruling Party Opens Impeachment Proceedings

HeadlineNov 21, 2017
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In Zimbabwe, longtime leader Robert Mugabe is continuing to refuse to resign, amid an escalating political standoff in the country. Zimbabwe’s ruling party is expected to begin impeachment proceedings today. Last week, Mugabe was placed under house arrest after Zimbabwe’s military seized Parliament, courts, government offices and the capital’s main airport in an apparent coup. Robert Mugabe has held power since Zimbabwe declared independence 37 years ago. On Monday, students went on strike, boycotting their exams and calling for Mugabe to step down.

Student: “Until Robert Mugabe resigns, we are not going to write an exam. No one is going to write an exam. This university is going to be declared closed, until Robert Mugabe comes to a point, comes to his senses. We students are saying, 'Robert Mugabe, it's over. We want a new president.’”

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