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UK eyes Zimbabwe investments

THE British government’s development finance institution, the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC), is actively considering investing in Zimbabwe under a $1 billion fund targeting Africa over the next three years, sources familiar with developments revealed this week. Former coloniser Britain fell out with former president Robert Mugabe’s government in 2000 over Zimbabwe’s land reforms, alleged rights abuses and electoral fraud. Both ...

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Mnangagwa wants Trump golf courses

Despite Donald Trump reportedly dismissing African nations as “shitholes”, Zimbabwe’s new president said on Wednesday he would welcome the US president to build a golf course in his country. “If President Trump came here today when I am still around I would… say: ‘Oh, Mr President, Zimbabwe is open for business’,” President Emmerson Mnangagwa said at the World Economic Forum ...

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She turned him down free touristic, free boarding in Germany: NUST Professor insults her hard!

A woman of 64 years, I have been officially pensioned beginning of January 2018 at the same time can continue working for another 5 years if I so wished. My age will inform that under normal circumstances I could be a grandmother of ten children or so: I have none. Our African trademark: Ubuntu says any child in Zimbabwe is ...

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Zimbabwe prioritises UK engagement

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa says government’s top priority is to normalise relations with its erstwhile coloniser, the United Kingdom, as Zimbabwe moves to end its costly two-decade isolation by powerful western nations. Relations between the two countries went sour in 2000 when former President Robert Mugabe’s government seized white-owned farms for redistribution to landless blacks in a drive often marked ...

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Ashes: Australia’s Usman Khawaja nears century on day two at the SCG

Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day two of five) England 346 all out (112.3 overs): Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80 Australia 193-2 (67 overs): Khawaja 91*, Warner 56 , Smith 44* Scorecard Australia laid a platform from which they can take control of the final Ashes Test against England on the second day in Sydney. Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten ...

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Australian Open 2018: Serena Williams withdraws from tournament

Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open in Melbourne. The 36-year-old American last week played her first match since giving birth in September. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: “Although I am super close, I’m not where I want to be.” On Thursday, Britain’s Andy Murray pulled ...

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North Korea accepts Olympics talks offer, says South

North Korea has accepted an offer to attend high-level talks next week, South Korean officials have said. The meeting, on 9 January, will focus on finding a way for North Korean athletes to attend the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in February. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said this week that sending a delegation to the Games would be ...

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Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected says Apple

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple said it had already released some patches but there was no evidence that the vulnerability had ...

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Struggling hospitals facing ‘huge tragedy’

Patients are at risk in overcrowded hospitals as the NHS struggles to cope with the deluge of patients seen in recent weeks, a senior doctor has said. Prof Suzanne Mason, from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, described it as a “huge tragedy”. Reports have emerged of patients facing long waits for treatment and being stuck on trolleys in corridors ...

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India caste protest disrupts Mumbai

Protesters from India’s low-caste Dalit community have disrupted essential transport services in the country’s financial capital, Mumbai. Several local trains have been delayed or cancelled, buses have been damaged and schools are shut. Similar disruptions have also been reported from other parts of the western state of Maharashtra. Dalit groups are protesting against violence involving right-wing Hindu groups in Pune ...

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