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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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Mnangagwa meets Xi Jinping

Zimbabwe’s new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has met with President Xi Jinping on the second day of his state visit to China. Mr Mnangagwa – who took power in November after Robert Mugabe was made to step down – wants more Chinese investment in Zimbabwe in return for access to the country’s natural resources. It is not the new president’s first ...

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Chinese development template inspires Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has implored the Chinese business people to partner Zimbabwe in the new era with renewed hope of a prosperous future for all. President Mnangagwa was addressing the Sino Zimbabwe Business Forum in Beijing this morning which was attended by over 200 Chinese business people. Among them was a contingent of 70 Zimbabwean businesspeople. President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe ...

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‘US must stop reading only the text of MDC-T,’ says Mnangagwa

The United States should make decisions on Zimbabwe from an informed position and stop reading only the text of opposition political parties that are afraid of elections, President Mnangagwa has said. He said the US, which last week proposed multiple prescriptive reforms as a precondition for re-engagement with Zimbabwe, should have an appreciation of the situation on the ground to ...

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France wants EU to lift Zim sanctions

President Mnangagwa is determined to transform the lives of Zimbabweans and the reforms he is implementing will see France advocating the complete removal of economic sanctions on Zimbabwe, a French official has said. French Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Mr Jean-Baptise Lemoyne yesterday said President Mnangagwa wanted change for the people of Zimbabwe ...

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South Sudan to hang former South African colonel

A court in South Sudan has sentenced a former South African colonel to death by hanging for conspiring against President Salva Kiir’s government. William John Endley, who served as an adviser to South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice-President Riek Machar, was arrested in August 2016. His photo has been tweeted by a privately-owned South Sudanese radio station: William John ...

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Ford executive leaves over inappropriate behaviour

The head of Ford’s US operations is leaving the company immediately following an internal investigation into inappropriate behaviour. The carmaker said its inquiry had concluded that some of Raj Nair’s conduct had been “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct”. Ford did not specify why the investigation was started nor what it uncovered. Mr Nair said in a statement that ...

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