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Mthuli Ncube heads for US over Zidera

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube will soon be headed for the United States of America to engage Washington on the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (Zidera) of 2018, the piece of legislation that appears to be the major hurdle blocking Harare’s efforts to unlock international funding. In as much as Government is leaving no stone ...

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Europe to crack down on ‘second passport schemes’

Europe’s security is being put at risk by golden passport schemes that have allowed states to sell citizenship or residency to potentially ‘dangerous’ individuals. This is according to EU justice commissioner, Věra Jourová, who has described the passports as ‘problematic’ and ‘unfair’ according to a report by The Guardian. The so-called golden passport or citizenship by investment schemes, may be ...

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Mnangagwa’s battle to win EU enemies far from over

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s battle to win the hearts and souls of his governing Zanu PF party’s erstwhile enemies in Europe looks to be far from over. This is despite a charm offensive the President has embarked on, preaching the mantra “Zimbabwe is open for business” following the release of a damning report by the European Union Election Observer Mission (EU ...

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Mnangagwa’s UN performance shames detractors

The hatched plan by the MDC-Alliance supporters in the United States to humiliate President Mnangagwa, through demonstrations during the just-ended 73rd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly in the United States, miserably flopped. The MDC-Alliance’s US branch had slated their demonstrations for Saturday; three days after President Mnangagwa had delivered his maiden blast of a speech that attracted ...

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Shameless ED in UN trip of lies

The MDC is irked by Mnangagwa’s misrepresentation of the Zimbabwean situation in front of the whole world in a shameless attempt to sugar coat his limited capacity. The best way to move forward is to correctly define and characterize the status quo as well as appreciate the challenges ahead. Mnangagwa’s misrepresentation of facts in New York is worrying. This misrepresentation ...

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‘Electoral field was NOT level” UK finally tell ED – i.e. you rigged, per se, are illegitimate, step down

“This is my final departure call and I am happy to say we had a useful discussion reflecting on the last four years and changes that we have seen; many positive changes but, still some huge challenges ahead,” said Ambassador Laing. “We talked about the elections and the positive steps around peaceful elections and very high turnout but, also some ...

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US pressures Zimbabwe govt to changes laws restricting media freedom and anti-govt protests

The United States is pressing Zimbabwe to change laws restricting media freedom and anti-government protests, the U.S.’s top diplomat for Africa told Reuters on Wednesday amid calls by the country’s new leader for U.S. sanctions to be lifted. Tibor Nagy, who was recently sworn in as U.S. assistant secretary of state for Africa said that the Zimbabweans absolutely understand exactly ...

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Blow for Mnangagwa, $2bn Chinese bid flops

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s quest for a critical US$2 billion bailout package from China in a desperate bid to ease the country’s crippling liquidity crisis has hit a brick wall although the Chinese kept doors of negotiation open and pledged to continue funding infrastructural projects. The failure has come as a blow to Mnangagwa. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe is pinning hopes on Chinese ...

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Employee sues BCC over promotion

Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has been dragged to court by one of its senior employees who is accusing the local authority of snubbing him after a higher post arose in his department. Nkanyiso Ndlovu, 35, who is a senior environmental health officer at BCC, this week approached the High Court seeking an order directing the council to nullify the previous ...

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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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