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Breakthrough in Zimbabwe, EU bloc ties

Relations between Zimbabwe and the 28-member European Union (EU) bloc will soon be upgraded from informal to formal engagements as parties actively seek to “enhance” their diplomatic rapport. The new administration is heightening engagement and re-engagement efforts in order to normalise relations with the global family of nations. It is believed that elevating relations will result in reciprocal visits at ...

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Top USA University honours Evan Mawarire

#ThisFlag¬†leader Pastor Evan Mawarire has been admitted into the 18th cohort of Yale World Fellows Program. The World Fellows program is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalization. Announcing the admission Mawarire said, “I’m most honored and thankful to be selected among only 16 emerging leaders globally for the 2019 ...

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UN Statement on Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property and displacement of people due to the heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai. The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to people and Government of Zimbabwe. The United Nations expresses its solidarity with the Zimbabwe authorities and stands ready to ...

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‘China has confidence in Mnangagwa’

China is confident Zimbabwe will achieve its developmental goals under the leadership of President Mnangagwa, whose reforms will transform the economy and attract more investors, the Asian giant’s acting ambassador here has said. Addressing delegates at the 2019 Chinese Spring Festival gala in Harare on Sunday night, Acting Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Zhao Baogang – who is also the ...

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Britain must stop duplicity, treachery

HE outburst by British Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, that the United Kingdom has all but lost confidence in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime is unfortunate. Not that we supported them in the first place or that we totally agree with Mnangagwa’s trajectory thus far, but that the move by the British is not only uncalled for, but self-serving. This clearly ...

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UK backtracks on Zimbabwe support

THE United Kingdom (UK) says it may not back Zimbabwe’s arrears clearance appeals with the international community following violent crackdowns in response to the recent fuel protests. UK’s foreign secretary Harriet Baldwin said the use of force against civilians was going to see Zimbabwe’s former coloniser hold off on any diplomatic support to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. “There needs to ...

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Zimbabwe MPs humiliated overseas over govt debt

Zimbabwe’s Parliament has over 12-year-old debt arrears owed to regional and international parliamentarian organisations, Parliament heard recently. This comes after Zimbabwe’s national debt has remained at its peak standing at more than $18,4 billion. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has been struggling to service both external and internal debts which have wreaked havoc in the country’s economy. Zengeza West MDC legislator Job Sikhala ...

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China printing new Zimbabwe currency in exchange for oil and diamonds

COLOGNE – China has intensified it’s grip, control and access to Zimbabwe’s mineral wealth by reportedly demanding diamonds and oil drilling rights from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, as payment for printing and backing a new Zimbabwe currency, and the building of an opulent new capital city in Mount Hampden, Spotlight Zimbabwe has reported. The new Zimbabwe dollar is expected to ...

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US continues tangling in Zimbabwean politics

Problems of African development and integration with the world have continued to attract concern in the policy making within and beyond the shores of the continent as American hegemony continues to tangle in African politics. The call by the President Mnangagwa for reengagement and the country being open for business should by no means be mistaken for ignorance. Ever since ...

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US demands release of commission of inquiry findings

THE United States embassy has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to publish findings of the commission of inquiry into the August 1 killings for the sake of transparency, the Zimbabwe Independent can report. This comes after presidential spokesperson George Charamba this week told the state media that the commission of inquiry report was for Mnangagwa’s eyes only and he was not ...

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