Articles tagged 'uk'

Shield-Chelsea champ leaves for UK 12 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's representative in the Shield-Chelsea football talent search project, Joseph Mandevani, left for the United Kingdom yesterday where he is set to link up with other continental stars. Mandevani and 11 other African budding players will take part in a five-day football trainin...
Theresa May battles for political survival as ministers resign over Brexit 10 July 2018 LONDON - UK Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to face down the biggest crisis of her leadership, as she denounced her former Foreign Secretary for resigning over her Brexit strategy and demanded loyalty from the rest of her Cabinet. May delivered a stinging rebuke to Boris Johnson, who ...
UK MP's say Defence spending raise needed to keep influence 26 June 2018 LONDON - The UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies, MPs have warned. A Commons Defence Committee report says the defence budget should rise from 2% of GDP (£40bn) to 3% (£60bn). Defence Secretary Gavin Williams...
Football connects Diaspora with Zimbabwe 12 June 2018 HARARE - A progressive football tournament dubbed the Flexi Cup Summer Festival is on in Coventry, England next weekend to showcase the abundant Zimbabwean talent in the Diaspora that the country can tap into. The tournament  which is in its third year running is also aimed  at helping charity...
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...
Chinamasa meets Boris Johnson in London 28 February 2018 HARARE - Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has met Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Planning minister Patrick Chinamasa, pictured, to discuss bilateral issues and the forthcoming general elections. Johnson held talks with Chinamasa and other officia...
'Zim free to rejoin Commonwealth' 24 November 2017 HARARE - The Commonwealth could consider restoring Zimbabwe’s membership after the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe on Tuesday if the country holds free and fair elections and upholds human rights and democracy. The Commonwealth — whose nations represent nearly one-third of the wo...
Zim fashion designer launches new collection in UK 3 October 2017 HARARE - United Kingdom-based designer Yvonne Gambe Ndava, who was crowned the Best Fashion Designer in the North West of England last year, has launched her 2017 Bow collection. The Zimbabwe-born designer, whose label is called Yvonne Yvette (YY), told the Daily News that her just-released co...
Zim human rights situation deteriorates: UK 22 July 2017 HARARE - The United Kingdom (UK) has released a report in which it says the human rights situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated on the back of violations by security agents. In its July 2017 global report titled Human Rights and Democracy the UK  grouped Zimbabwe together with Burundi, Democra...
CBZ bails out Tanya Muzinda 23 May 2017 HARARE - Young Zimbabwean rider Tanyaradzwa Muzinda will finally realise her dream of competing at the British Masters Kids National Motocross Championships after receiving $10 000 from CBZ Holdings to fund her trip. The former Zimbabwe Junior Sportsperson of the Year is expected to leave for ...
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...
UK, US issue travel warnings 20 September 2016 HARARE - The British and United States (US) governments have warned their citizens travelling to Zimbabwe to be cautious of the tense political environment in the country where anti-President Robert Mugabe protests have rocked the nation. In the past months, multitudes of civilian protesters —...
Mugabe makes Chinamasa job harder 7 August 2016 HARARE - While Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa (pictured) is going around the West with a begging bowl, to try and rescue Zimbabwe out of a monetary crisis,  back home his boss President Robert Mugabe is singing an entirely different hymn biting the hand that is supposed to help his nation. ...
Mugabe stumbling block to Zim revival 24 July 2016 HARARE - As Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa runs around to secure $1,8 billion to clear the country's arrears to multi-lateral lenders, most experts have remained sceptical, arguing Zimbabwe's problems can only end with leadership change. In an effort that has been described as futile by mo...
Zim targets British investors 4 July 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya are in London this week as they intensify their drive to woo international investors as part of the re-engagement process. Mangudya left Harare for London yesterday for a week-long mission, which wi...
Anger as EU parly debates Brexit 28 June 2016 BRUSSELS - There have been bitter exchanges in the European parliament during a debate on the UK's vote to leave the EU. A central figure in the Leave campaign, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, was booed, called a liar and accused of using "Nazi propaganda". But in his spee...
Zim leaders must be pragmatic 24 June 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa's appeal to Zimbabweans to set aside their differences as part of efforts to attract investors from across the world is commendable and encouraging. It is unusual to get such a pragmatic approach from the inner circle of  President Robert Mugabe's Za...
Nigeria's Buhari demands back stolen money in UK 11 May 2016 LONDON - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt". Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen ass...
Tuku, Sulu in high-profile UK gig 19 November 2015 HARARE - Master of song — Oliver Mtukudzi — marks a return to the United Kingdom (UK) with a special show which features Suluman and Orchestra Dendera Kings in Birmingham on Saturday. The lanky Zimbabwean music icon who is celebrating a milestone this year in a glittering career spanning four ...
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...
Bev in farewell bash 15 July 2015 HARARE - Raunchy dancer Beverly Sibanda aka Bev will say goodbye to her Zimbabwean fans on Thursday at Harare’s City Sports Bar. She is leaving Harare on Tuesday for her maiden tour of Britain. To see her off, several acts will perform at her farewell, among them her rival pole dancer Zoey,...
'New UK govt won't compensate 17 May 2015 HARARE - British Prime Minister David Cameron's new Conservative government is refusing to compensate thousands of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers forced by President Robert Mugabe off lands they had farmed for generations. With the 48-year-old Cameron sweeping to a stunning May 7 election vi...
Welch, Byrom earn UK scholarships 13 January 2015 HARARE - Two of Zimbabwe’s brightest cricket prospects, Nick Welch and Ed Byrom, have secured scholarships in England, national Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta revealed yesterday. Chawaguta was explaining his side’s recent poor showing at the Cubs Week tournament in South Africa recently, wher...
Ruthless Falcon end UK tour 17 December 2014 LONDON - Zimbabwean schoolboy rugby powerhouse Falcon College completed a satisfying tour of the United Kingdom at the weekend, recording two big wins and losing the last game narrowly. The Matabeleland side – coached by former Sables centre Brendan French – first beat Crypt School 54-21 in Ch...
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...