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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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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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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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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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