Harare — Zimbabwe was on edge on Thursday, awaiting the results of its historic presidential election, after troops opened fire on protests against alleged electoral fraud. Soldiers patrolled the streets of Harare on Thursday morning, a day after three opposition protesters were killed in post-election clashes that dashed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s hope of ending Zimbabwe’s reputation for political repression. The government had vowed late on Wednesday to enforce a security crackdown to prevent further unrest, after the army opened fire to disperse opposition protests in Harare, leaving at least three people dead. Many shops were closed on Thursday morning and the pavements quiet. Several streets were still strewn with rocks and the charred remains of fires. Soldiers loitered at intersections. Amnesty International called on the government to launch a prompt investigation into the army’s actions. “It is unfortunate that this election has descended into bloodshed, which could hav...

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