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THORNTREE

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EXPRESSION OF FREEDOM

Robert Mugabe’s resignation sparked celebrations all over Zimbabwe as his 37-year rule came to an end. The voluntary submission comes a week after he was placed under military house arrest for sacking former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Zimbabwe’s economy has plummeted under Mugabe and every election over the past 15 years has been met with suppressive violence. Fergal Keane, BBC Africa editor, said Zimbabweans who had “endured white minority” power and watched their “independence become tyranny” were now free

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