The stands at Zimbabwe’s national stadium were filled with tens of thousands of people celebrating the victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Many of the women wore wraps printed with Mnangagwa’s smiling face. The men wore his signature scarf: Red, green, yellow, white and black, like the colors of the country’s flag.
Mnangagwa sat alongside the presidents of South Africa, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Congo and Zambia, smiling, seemingly relieved that this tense, historic process was at least legally over.
He took the oath office and then, one by one, the head of each security agency pledged allegiance to him. In his inaugural address, Mnangagwa took a conciliatory tone. Read more