Articles tagged 'catriona laing'

Unity, dialogue the way to go for Zim 2 October 2018 HARARE - The recent call by outgoing United Kingdom envoy to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing on the importance of unity so as to ensure the success of efforts to turn around the southern African nation's economic fortunes must be supported by all right-thinking citizens. Following the July 30 harmon...
Unite or fall: UK 29 September 2018 HARARE - The election dispute between President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will derail the country's chances of moving forward, outgoing British ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has said. Speaking to journalists at Munhumutapa Offices soon after meeting acting Presi...
Unite or fall: UK. . . as Chamisa calls for dialogue 29 September 2018 HARARE - The election dispute between President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will derail the country's chances of moving forward, outgoing British ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has said.
'Zim can only reap bailout benefits after sacrifice' 24 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe can only reap benefits of an economic bailout package after comprehensive reform sacrifices, economists have said. This comes after the IMF has said it wants Zimbabwe to clear its arrears to the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB...
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...
British envoy in row over Chamisa 7 August 2018 HARARE - British ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has come under spotlight after two legislators who visited the country before last week's national harmonised elections accused of her of ridiculing opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and backing the Zanu PF government. This comes as the MPs...
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...
IMF must not fund Zim: UK 27 July 2016 HARARE - The United Kingdom yesterday said it will veto any future International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans to Zimbabwe until the southern African country improves its tainted human rights record. The UK, together with the United States, have a combined voting percentage of over 20 percent and ...
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...
Kaseke to appeal UK visa snub 3 November 2014 HARARE - Karikoga Kaseke, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive, is seeking a meeting with the UK envoy after being denied a visa to attend the World Travel Market Exhibition in the United Kingdom this week. Kaseke said he would seek audience with the UK Ambassador to Zimbabwe C...
New British envoy presents credentials 3 October 2014 HARARE - Catriona Laing, the new British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, has presented her credentials to President Robert Mugabe. In a statement after the State House ceremony yesterday, the incoming London envoy said her country remains committed to supporting the people of Zimbabwe and achieve a mo...