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  • Military action in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Explosions and armoured vehicles running around in the Zimbabwe capital

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/military...reat-1.3678146

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/zimbabw...gabe-1.4401336

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41992351
    Last edited by Capt AFB; 14 Nov 17, 20:36.

  • #2
    Unfortunately it looks as if it may be a case of here comes the new regime same as the old regime. The guy tipped to take over from Mugabe has a record almost as bad as his.
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    • #3
      It's now being reported that Mugabe has been "detained".
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
        It's now being reported that Mugabe has been "detained".
        Detained as in locked in a broom cupboard? Or detained as in hung from a lamppost?
        "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
          Detained as in locked in a broom cupboard? Or detained as in hung from a lamppost?
          He's under house arrest it would seem and has been on the phone to that other charmer Jacob Zuma
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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          • #6
            Boris Johnson says he is watching the situation very carefully. Boris Johnson and very carefully are phrases one does not always associate together
            Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
            Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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            • #7
              Seems no one really knows what it happening. I see reports of Mugabe being detained, another reports he is under house arrest, and yet another report that there may have been a failed coup.
              You'll live, only the best get killed.

              -General Charles de Gaulle

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              • #8
                After 37 years, rule of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe appears to be over

                HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s military controls the capital and the state broadcaster and is holding President Robert Mugabe, 93, and his wife under house arrest. It appears that the world’s oldest head of state has been deposed by a coup.

                But the military is at pains to say it did not stage a military takeover, instead starting a process to restore Zimbabwe’s democracy.

                After 37 years, the military seems to have brought an end to Mugabe’s long reign in what the army’s supporters praised as a “bloodless correction.” South Africa and other neighboring countries are sending in leaders to negotiate with Mugabe and the generals to encourage the transition.

                Citizens in Zimbabwe’s tidy capital, Harare, contributed to the feeling of a smooth change by carrying on with their daily lives, walking past the army’s armored personnel carriers to go to work and to shops. Many who have never known any leader but Mugabe waited in long lines at banks to draw limited amounts of cash, a result of this once-prosperous country’s plummeting economy.
                https://apnews.com/364d8aaefe1c49c8b2a6dcdc35a45efd/After-37-years,-rule-of-Zimbabwe's-Mugabe-appears-to-be-over

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by asterix View Post
                  Seems no one really knows what it happening. I see reports of Mugabe being detained, another reports he is under house arrest, and yet another report that there may have been a failed coup.
                  Being under house arrest is being detained - it looks like a successful coup but one which the military are saying is not a coup as coups there days are generally frowned upon.
                  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                  Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                  • #10
                    Given his age, Mugabe could be retained as President, a figurehead, while others pull the strings.

                    The question is who is really taking over and will they make a difference.
                    Ne Obliviscaris, Sans Peur

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                    • #11
                      It's not a coup.

                      In other news, it's always warm and sunny in Scotland.
                      Indyref2 - still, "Yes."

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                      • #12
                        Well, a lot of image of Chinese-made APCs in the street of Harare.

                        I wonder if we are going to see any red berets soldier from the former North Korean-trained 5th Brigade (disbanded in mid-80s, IIRC) come to the rescue of Mugabe?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Escape2Victory View Post
                          Given his age, Mugabe could be retained as President, a figurehead, while others pull the strings.
                          That's what his wife thought which is what sparked off the coup in the first place.
                          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post
                            Well, a lot of image of Chinese-made APCs in the street of Harare.

                            I wonder if we are going to see any red berets soldier from the former North Korean-trained 5th Brigade (disbanded in mid-80s, IIRC) come to the rescue of Mugabe?
                            I noticed one that was missing a track.

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                            • #15
                              TIA...

                              Nothing will change. Different faces, same arseholes.
                              Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

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