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A Beijing hand in Mugabe fall?

HARARE (AsiaNews): Constantino Chiwenga, the general who orchestrated the coup in Zimbabwe that finally saw the president of 37 years, Robert Mugabe, resign on November 22, was in Beijing for meetings with the Chinese military and the defence minister, Chang Wanquan, just a few days before he made his decisive move on November 15.
 
Although it was billed as a normal military exchange, an article published in the Global Times on November 16 may suggest otherwise.
 

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Africa is not a media image

HONG KONG (SE): The world spent the days following November 15 with the international media fixated on the silent coup in Zimbabwe, in which the military took control of the government and set in motion a process that quickly saw the man regarded as the great liberationist when he became the first prime minister of the newly independent country in 1980, threatened with impeachment to the cheering of his own political party and huge crowds in the street.
 

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