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Real Madrid announce Ronaldo transfer to Juventus

Real Madrid announced the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy’s Juventus, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come “for a new stage” in his life. “Today Real Madrid wants to give thanks to a player who has demonstrated he is the best in the world and who marked one of the most brilliant periods in the history of ...

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Lancaster House Talks Chair Lord Carrington dies

Tributes have been paid to the former foreign secretary Lord Carrington, who has died at the age of 99. He chaired the Lancaster House talks in 1979, which led to the establishment of the state of Zimbabwe, and later served as secretary general of Nato from 1984-88. Downing Street described his death as “very sad news”, while the prime minister’s ...

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Zimbabwe elections discussed in UK parliament

Yesterday Labour MP for Vauxhall Kate Hoey, who also chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Zimbabwe, asked British PM Theresa May a question on the Zimbabwean election. Below is the exchange: Kate Hoey MP: “Mr Speaker, the Prime Minister will know that later this month Zimbabwe will have its first elections since Mugabe was ousted by a military coup. Recently ...

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Foreign help urged in blast probe

A GROUP of non-aligned war veterans have called on the government to rope in international forensic investigators to assist local police in probing the explosion that rocked the White City Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday. The war veterans groups, known as Non-Partisan Freedom Fighters – and led by Happison Nenji, Parker Chipoyera, Thomas Chitauro, Cyprus Tshuma, Thomson Ndlovu and Godin ...

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My Africa in Russia

What is wrong with Africa, Nigeria sent a ‘High School Soccer Team’ to represent the most populous African country at the football bonanza in Russia. Their display and effort was far off the mark from the gallant Super Eagles we are emblematically used to. The boys were busy chasing shadows through out the game with no threatening manoeuvres. The evergreen ...

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Big winners at the eighth UK Zim Achievers Awards in London

The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards raised the bar last night, putting on a spectacular event for the eighth edition at the Grange City Hotel in London. Running under the theme Plough Back, the awards celebrated several academics and businessmen, including prominent African jeweller, Patrick Mavros and Legal Practitioner, Taffi Nyawanza. Actor and singer, John Pfumojena was honoured with the Made in ...

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Zimbabwean-born billionaire firm lists on New York Stock Exchange

A Zimbabwean-born billionaire owned technology company, Pivotal Software, has listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s chief executive Mr Rob Mee said listing as a public company was a major milestone in their journey towards transforming the tech world. “Since Pivotal’s founding, we’ve worked towards an ambitious mission to transform how the world builds software and we’ve now ...

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Zimbabwe’s international re-engagement and socio-economic recovery

The government of Zimbabwe is pursuing an agenda for economic recovery and promoting itself as a trade and investment destination following a presidential transition in November 2017. This ‘new economic order’ includes ambitions to normalize relationships with international partners, creditors and investors. Delivering on promises of growth is imperative in a country where over 80 percent of economic activity is ...

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UK wants Zimbabwe back in the Commonwealth

The UK has said it would “strongly support Zimbabwe’s re-entry to the Commonwealth,” 15 years after then-President Robert Mugabe withdrew his nation’s membership. Zimbabwe left the Commonwealth in 2003, after the international body criticised disputed elections and land seizures from white farmers. Speaking today, UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson also praised what he called “impressive progress” made by Mr Mugabe’s ...

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Wenger leaves Arsenal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will leave the London club at the end of this season. The Frenchman, who is the Emirates side’s longest-serving manager, issued a statement via the Gunners’ official website on Friday morning. “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at ...

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