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Amid turmoil in Zimbabwe, Canadians there urged to remain indoors

Amid turmoil in Zimbabwe, Canadians there urged to remain indoors
From CTV - November 15, 2017

OTTAWA - Canadians in Zimbabwe were being advised Wednesday to stay indoors in the capital city of Harare due to political turmoil in the African nation.

In a message posted on its website, Global Affairs Canada said the "situation is tense" in the city due to increased military activity and advised Canadians there to "remain indoors and monitor the media."

#Zimbabwe: There is increased military activity in #Harare and the situation is tense. If you are in Harare, remain indoors and monitor the media. https://t.co/mHzJUWzmuO 1/2

travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) 15 November 2017

#Zimbabwe: For security reason, the Embassy of Canada in #Harare is temporarily closed. Canadians requiring emergency consular assistance can contact us at +1 613 996 8885 or sos@international.gc.ca. https://t.co/fQ00EAEmJo 2/2

travel.gc.ca (@TravelGoC) 15 November 2017

Zimbabwe's army said it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and was securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.

The activity triggered speculation of a coup, but the military's supporters praised it as a "bloodless correction."

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