Robert Mugabe meets generals, refuses to step down

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (second right) poses alongside Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga (right) and South African envoys at State House in Harare on November 16, 2017. PHOTO | ZBC | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Despite Mugabe's refusal to resign, attention has shifted to the prominent figures who could play a role in any transitional government.
  • Harare's residents largely ignored the few soldiers still on the streets Thursday and continued commuting, socialising and working.
  • the head of the African Union, Guinea's President Alpha Conde warned that the continent "will never accept the military coup d'etat" in Zimbabwe.

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