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Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on during his official inauguration ceremony as the President of Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare. Jekesai Njikizana /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nelson Chamisa addresses a news conference earlier this month in the capital, Harare. On Friday, Chamisa's opposition Movement for Democratic Change filed a legal challenge of the presidential election won by his opponent, incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa casts his ballot Monday at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe. Last year Mnangagwa's predecessor, Robert Mugabe, was ousted after ruling Zimbabwe for 37 years. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zimbabwean police patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, on Thursday. Police said six people died when army troops opened fire on protesters the day before. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's primary opposition party, protest against alleged fraud by the election authority and ruling party Wednesday in Harare. Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe holds a press briefing at his residence on Sunday, on the eve of the country's elections. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Says He Won't Support His Old Party

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A money trader holds wads of cash on the street in Harare. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

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Zinzile Majola, 27-year-old singer of Friends Band, says it felt like a window opening when Mugabe left. "It actually gave us more confidence that things would change from now on, from the way they were, from the way they used to be," Majola says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

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Florence Machinga, a candidate for the opposition MDC party, looks out the window of her house, which was burned down 10 years ago by an angry mob. The incident was one in a wave of violence carried out against MDC supporters in 2008. Machinga is still slowly rebuilding the home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

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Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

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Savanna Madamombe rides on the back of her brother's truck in Harare. She says she wants to seize this moment in Zimbabwe to show people they can hold their leaders accountable. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'A New Life': An Activist Comes Home To Zimbabwe, Hoping To Hold Leaders Accountable

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Morgan Tsvangirai, the main opposition leader in Zimbabwe, addresses protesters outside Parliament in Harare in November 2017. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's Longtime Opposition Leader, Dies Of Cancer At 65

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Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire, acquitted recently of trying to subvert the government, has deftly used social media in a quest for justice and rights. "It's important that we let the administration that is coming in right now know that if they do to us what Robert Mugabe's government did to us, we will do the same thing to them that we've done to Robert Mugabe," he recently told journalists. Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Fight For Rights Will Continue' In Zimbabwe, #ThisFlag Movement Pastor Vows

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Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa gestures as he speaks at Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday. The former vice president flew home from a short exile to take power after the resignation of Robert Mugabe put an end to 37 years of authoritarian rule. Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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