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Mnangagwa Vows to Revive Zimbabwe’s Democracy, Economy

  • Zimbabwe must not ‘squander this moment,’ Mnangagwa says
  • New leader pledges to compensate farmers who lost their land
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Zimbabwe Welcomes New President Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Emmerson Mnangagwa took office as Zimbabwe’s new president with pledges to hold democratic elections on time next year and to revive the economically distressed southern African nation.

“We dare not squander this moment,” Mnangagwa, 75, told supporters at the 68,000-seat national sports stadium in Harare, the capital. “I have to hit the ground running.”