Coup in Zimbabwe

Oh, boy:

Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster, a move that puts Mugabe’s future in doubt.

Military vehicles moved into the streets of Harare on Tuesday night and had control of key points in the Zimbabwean capital by Wednesday morning.

It was the culmination of a power struggle in the ruling ZANU-PF party, in which senior military officials and politicians had been battling with a faction led by Mr. Mugabe’s wife, Grace. The feud was worsened by a crumbling economy and by an internal battle over who will succeed the 93-year-old President when he dies or steps down.