Griezmann pounces twice as Atletico sink hapless Marseille

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LYON, France (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann struck twice as they beat hapless Olympique de Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the third time. Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico the lead when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s pass out and Gabi intercepted before setting Griezmann free to score in the 21st minute. Marseille had wasted a chance to take a fourth-minute lead when Valere Germain skewed his shot wide with only Jan Oblak to beat and it…

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UK extends US$100m loan to Zimbabwean firms

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In a major foreign policy shift, the United Kingdom (UK) is teaming up with Standard Chartered Bank to lend Zimbabwean companies US$100 million, the first direct commercial loan to the country’s private sector in more than 20 years. In an article published by the Financial Times, Britain’s development finance institution, CDC will provide the loan of US$100 million, a development viewed as a sign of warming of relations between Zimbabwe and the UK since London imposed sanctions in the early 2000. The rapprochement follows the advent of a new political…

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Dairibord sees profitable H1 as demand and prices remain firm

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The Group Chairman Leonard Tshumba HARARE,– Dairibord Holdings expects a profitable first half with revenue for the year to date 15 percent up while volumes and prices are higher than the same period last year. Chief executive Anthony Mandiwanza told shareholders at the annual general meeting that that average selling prices went up seven percent, benefiting from adjustments made in the last quarter of 2017 to counter a significant increase in prices of raw and packaging materials that were putting pressure on margins. “As a result, the first half of…

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CBZ total income up 20pct in Q1

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HARARE,– Zimbabwe’s largest financial institution, CBZ Holdings’ total income for the three-month period to March 2018 is up 20.1 percent to $45.2 million compared to $37.7 million same period in 2017 largely due to strong income generation supported by investment in new products and digital channels. Acting chief executive, Peter Zimunya, in a strategy update to shareholders at annual general meeting , said the drive to increase operational efficiencies was bearing fruit, with a five percent decline in operating costs which amounted to $24.8 million from $26 million over the…

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Youths Leaders From Different Political Parties Call For Violent Free Elections

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Political Violence in Zimbabwe As the country braces for the 2018 harmonized elections, youths leaders from various political parties in the country have joined hands against violence which they said should never be used as a tool to divide young people. With elections barely three months away, various players including President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe Republic Police and the international have unequivocally called for a peaceful plebiscite. Addressing a press conference in Harare today, youth leaders from the Movement for Democratic Change, (MDC-T), National People’s Party (NPP) and Transform Zimbabwe called…

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Parties to observe ballot papers printing: ZEC

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ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba HARARE – Commissioners from the electoral management body, ZEC have unanimously agreed that it is unconstitutional to political parties to be part of the ballot papers procurement process. Following loud clamours by opposition parties to be included in the process, ZEC commissioners met in Harare today to discuss the matter. ZEC Chairperson, Justice Priscillah Chigumba said the outcome of the meeting was unanimous. “It was agreed that allowing that to happen would be in violation of the constitution and also impinges on the independence of…

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Warriors Star Fined For Violating FIFA Regulations

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Terrence Mawawa The eligibility case involving Tendai Ndoro and Ajax Cape Town has been finalised. Ajax Cape Town have been found guilty of fielding Ndoro in their league matches after the striker had contravened FIFA regulations. Ndoro played one game for Orlando Pirates before moving to Saudi Arabia and then came back to South Africa in January. “Ajax Cape Town and Tendai Ndoro have been found guilty of contravening FIFA regulations,” South African Football Association(SAFA) said yesterday. Previous articleVIDEO: “Easy Peazy” Vote Rigging Using BVR Source: www.zimeye.com

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