U.S. congratulates Zimbabweans over Mugabe’s departure

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The U.S. urged Zimbabwe’s leaders to hold “free, fair and inclusive elections” as it offered congratulations on the resignation of long-time president Robert Mugabe.

“Tonight marks an historic moment for Zimbabwe.

People celebrate with Zimbabwe Defence Force soldiers on a tank in the streets of Harare, after the resignation of Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe on November 21, 2017.
The bombshell announcement sparks scenes of wild celebration in the streets of Harare, with car horns honking and crowds dancing and cheering over the departure of the autocrat who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence. / AFP PHOTO

“We congratulate all Zimbabweans, who raised their voices and stated peacefully and clearly that the time for change was overdue,” a statement from the U.S. embassy in Harare said on Tuesday.

“Zimbabwe has an opportunity to set itself on a new path. Through…



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