Post-Mugabe era: High hopes for change dissipate into disaffection
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Dhaka, Nov. 21 -- Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe stepped down on November 21, 2017, bringing an end to nearly 40 years of iron-fisted rule.
His resignation came days after military tanks rolled through the capital Harare. The coup was greeted with euphoria with tens of thousands of people pouring into the streets to celebrate, reports Al Jazeera citing news agencies.
But three years after his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa took over, the high hopes for change have dissipated into disaffection.
What has changed after Mugabe?
"Nothing has changed. Things have only got worse," said Ibbo Mandaza, head of the Harare-based Southern African Political and Economic Series.
"Look at the levels of poverty. Look at the repression. Things a...
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