Articles tagged 'britain'

New British Ambassador to help Zim's recovery 7 September 2018 HARARE - The appointment of the new British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melanie Robinson who has a strong background in aid and finance is a sign that Britain is considering creating more synergies with the country to tackle poverty, economists have said. In a Press statement on Tuesday the Britis...
UK's ED backing not good enough: SA pledges to assist Mnangagwa 30 August 2018 HARARE - The United Kingdom's endorsement of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will not matter much as long as Zimbabweans still question his legitimacy, analysts said. While the European Union (EU) and the United States have concluded that the elections failed the credibility test, British Prime M...
EU, UK press on with talks 30 August 2018 HARARE - Despite the denials in the officialdom, the European Union (EU) and the British government seem to be succeeding in mellowing protagonists in the Zimbabwe crisis and nudging them towards some form of a unity government. The international media first leaked reports of the talks mid thi...
Mugabe's nephew attacks Britain 30 June 2018 HARARE - Sulking nephew of former president Robert Mugabe, Patrick Zhuwao — who was among alleged kingpins of the vanquished Generation 40 (G40) faction — has accused the British government of aiding Zanu PF in an alleged plot to unleash violence ahead of next month's harmonised national election...
Britain feels heat over Chamisa 17 May 2018 HARARE - Britain has been forced to come clean on allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to win the forthcoming polls a week after MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had broken with diplomatic etiquette by cautioning Number 10 Downing Street against cosying-u...
Britain called out for 'open support to ED' 14 May 2018 HARARE - Britain's alleged staunch support for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pushed it into an increasingly acrimonious corner, with opposition and diplomats warning that the former colonial power is taking a huge gamble. Zimbabwe's main opposition conglomerate, the MDC Alliance,...
Chamisa warns Britain against sacrificing democracy for stability 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday complained that the British government was overlooking crucial democratic reforms in favour of managing political stability in Zimbabwe, warning this could lead to post-election instability. Speaking at Chatham House in Lond...
Cabinet ministers denied UK visas 15 March 2018 HARARE - Britain's immigration authority has denied a ministerial delegation from Zimbabwe visas to attend a key investment conference in London convened to discuss investment opportunities in the southern African nation, the Daily News can report. Three ministers and a deputy minister were se...
UK gives Zim $7m to bolster electoral processes 4 February 2018 HARARE - Britain has given Zimbabwe $7 million to help strengthen electoral processes, as the southern African country hurtles towards key mid-year elections. Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who said the poll would be tran...
'Our liberators freed us in order to capture us' 19 April 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabweans celebrate 37 years of independence, the Daily News spoke to a number of people with diverse interests to find out how our journey has been so far. Zimbabwe's independence is celebrated on April 18 each year since President Robert Mugabe was voted into office in 1980. ...
Mzembi wants Queen to visit troubled Zim 6 April 2017 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has unveiled a blueprint for putting the country on the travel map, including a proposal that the queen and President Robert Mugabe should sit down for tea together. Mzembi, a member of Mugabe's Zanu PF ruling party for eight years, says that there remai...
UK income ruling 'tears Zim families apart' 24 February 2017 HARARE - The UK Supreme Court has upheld British Prime Minister Theresa May's “harsh” £18 600 minimum income rule for those wishing to bring in non-European spouses in a ruling slammed by Zimbabwean campaigners as perpetuating the separation of thousands of families. The seven justices at the ...
UK rules out financing Zim 2 November 2016 HARARE - The United Kingdom (UK) has ruled out any involvement in a fresh bailout for Zimbabwe after suggestions that a mechanism backed by a high-ranking advisor to the British government could provide bridge financing for Harare. UK's Harare Embassy spokesperson, John Culley, yesterday quash...
'Protests not Western agenda' 20 September 2016 HARARE - Pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile says government should quickly address the demands of protesters and stop burying their heads in the sand, claiming the resistance is a Western-sponsored agenda. The group's spokesperson Hardlife Mudzingwa said Zimbabweans were hard-pressed and in urg...
Queen Elizabeth II congratulates Zimbabweans 19 April 2016 HARARE - Britain's Queen Elizabeth yesterday wished Zimbabwe a happy independence and wished her former colony best wishes in the coming year. The 90-year-old British monarch sent the message to the people of Zimbabwe from Buckingham Palace yesterday, the day the southern African country gaine...
British MPs label Trump 'crazy,' 'buffoon,' 'wazzock' 19 January 2016 LONDON - Donald Trump is used to being the one doing the tough talk. But on Monday the Republican presidential hopeful was on the receiving end of the harsh words -- with no opportunity of rebuttal -- as British MPs made their disdain for him clear during a parliamentary debate on whether to b...
Britain appoints minister for Syrian refugees 14 September 2015 LONDON - Britain on Monday announced it had appointed a minister to deal specifically with the 20 000 Syrian refugees that the country has agreed to resettle from camps bordering the war-torn country. "The queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Richard Harrington MP as a Parliame...
UK upgrades ties with Zim 27 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has accepted confidence-building measures offered by the United Kingdom (UK) to improve diplomatic relations, including increasing the number of students sent on the Chevening Scholarship. British ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing told delegates at a send-o...
Britain, Zim scale-up bilateral trade 13 July 2015 HARARE - Bilateral trade between Zimbabwe and Britain totalled $73,6 million, according to consultancy firm British Expertise, in the eight months to August last year. Catriona Laing, the British ambassador to Zimbabwe, urged her fellow countrymen to invest in the country despite deteriorating...
'Relations will never be normal' 9 November 2014 HARARE - After over a decade of frosty relations, Western delegations have made proposals to re-engage Zimbabwe, but Zimbabwean authorities are insisting that relations can only normalise if “Britain removes the first family from sanctions “imposed” by London. Last week saw about three Western...
Britons plan $100m Zim investment 31 October 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Investment Authority (Zia) says some British investors are keen on investing $100 million in the country’s energy sector. Nigel Chanakira, the Authority’s chairman, said the investors have enquired with Zia about the investment — an engagement he said was “the first of it...
Mugabe refuses to ditch Parly colonial bling 24 October 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF is refusing to ditch full scale British pageantry when Parliament opens on Tuesday, even though the new Constitution outlaws such pomp and pageantry. Austin Zvoma, clerk of Parliament told the Daily News yesterday that traditional rituals will be foll...
Enforce investor-friendly policies — Britain 28 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will lag behind its African peers in development if its government does not enforce investor-friendly policies, deputy British Ambassador to the country Chris Brown said. This comes as the investment-starved country is desperately trying to attract foreign direct investment (...
Zim wants to mend rift with Britain 24 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has asked France to help the troubled southern African nation mend relations with former colonial ruler Britain. Christopher Mutsvangwa, Zimbabwe's deputy Foreign Affairs minister, asked French Ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse to assist in resolving a bilateral dispu...
White Zimbabweans in anti-sanctions drive 18 February 2014 HARARE - A group of white Zimbabweans have joined the anti-sanctions lobby, calling on the European Union (EU), United States and Britain to lift the restrictions on Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Against Sanctions (Zas) group, which will be officially  launched on March 24, includes  former Zimbabwe ...