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Smoke billows from aid trucks set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, on Feb. 23. Edinson Estupiñán/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Health staff prepare a cholera treatment tent in September 2018. The country's health system lacks the capacity to contain diseases like cholera. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police truck drives past a thick cloud of smoke as protesters burn tires in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, during a tense, three-day nationwide protest against a fuel price hike in January. Tendai Marima hide caption

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A family member of Kelvin Tinashe Choto reacts, during his funeral in Chitungwiza, about 30 kilometres south east of the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at least a dozen people killed in a violent crackdown by security after protests over high fuel prices. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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After 37 years of autocratic rule under Robert Mugabe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a democratic era for Zimbabwe. But his government penalizes criticism. Tendai Marima hide caption

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Grace Mugabe, then Zimbabwe's first lady, greets supporters at a rally last year in the city of Lupane. South African police now want to see her arrested for allegedly assaulting her son's girlfriend. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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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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