Explosions, military tanks and soldiers on streets of Zimbabwe put Mugabe’s rule in doubt


    
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    HARARE, Zimbabwe — The reign of one of Africa’s — and the world’s — longest-ruling autocrats hung in the balance Wednesday as tanks and soldiers rolled into the center of Harare and at least three explosions rocked the tense capital amid the escalating conflict between longtime President Robert Mugabe and the army.

The military took control of the state Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corp., and an army spokesman read a statement on the air early Wednesday insisting that Mr. Mugabe was safe and “this is not a military takeover.”  

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