Mugabe abandons summit amid failing health as protests feared

Zimbabwe's opposition supporters set up a burning barricade as they clash with police during a protest for electoral reforms on August 26, 2016 in the country's capital city Harare. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Riot police patrolled Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and other cities Wednesday after authorities vowed to prevent further protests against President Mugabe’s government.

  • Organisers of recent demonstrations had planned a “shutdown” protest day, but shops and offices were open as usual in Harare.

HARARE, Wednesday

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