Zimbabwe geared up to join rejoin commonwealth

FOREIGN Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo told Parliament yesterday Zimbabwe was negotiating its way to rejoin the Commonwealth Club, following the country’s unceremonious departure in 2003 over disputed presidential election results. “The current position is that there are no impediments whatsoever as to why Zimbabwe would be averse to rejoining the Commonwealth,” Moyo said. “In fact, the process at the moment is that there are necessary processes and consultations taking place, which should inform the Executive, so that the process of rejoining the Commonwealth can be undertaken.” Moyo said Zimbabwe extricated…

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Zim reaches out to foreign investors

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A HIGH-POWERED Zimbabwean delegation will be off to London next week for a conference, as the investment-starved country moves to lure foreign investors. The two-day Zimbabwe London Investment Forum, Zimdaba London 2018, which runs between March 15 and 16, brings together business leaders and investors from the United Kingdom and Europe to discuss and action investment opportunities in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean delegation includes seven Cabinet ministers, representatives from Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) and Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA). According…

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Migrate from old way of doing business, ambassadors told

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The President Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has implored Zimbabwe’s ambassadors abroad to send a uniform, unwavering and unequivocal voice that Zimbabwe is open for business. Addressing the country’s heads of missions at a reception at State House in Harare this afternoon, the President urged the ambassadors to migrate from the old way of doing business where some missions fail to submit reports of their activities in the foreign country from January to December. The 41 representatives of Zimbabwe abroad came together to hear from the President Cde Mnangagwa after spending…

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Zimbabwe’s diplomats urged to woo investors

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo has urged Zimbabwe’s diplomats abroad to return to their stations with a new mindset and preach the new mantra that ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’. Minister Moyo who was speaking at the end of a five day workshop for the Zimbabwean diplomats abroad told them they have a new mandate to woo foreign direct investments, promote the country’s tourism and re-engage the international community in line with the foreign policy thrust enunciated by President Emmerson…

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President Khama invites ED

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa being congratulated by Botswana President Ian Khama soon after his inauguration. Picture by John Manzongo Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo BureauPRESIDENT Mnangagwa is next week expected to travel to Botswana on a two-day State visit at the invitation of that country’s leader President Seretse Khama Ian Khama to discuss matters of mutual interest. The Botswana government confirmed President Mnangagwa’s impending visit in a statement yesterday. It said President Mnangagwa will be in Botswana on Monday and Tuesday. “The Government of the Republic of Botswana wishes to inform that His Excellency Mr Emmerson…

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I support Arsenal, listen to Tuku – SB Moyo

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By Bridget Mananavire Many know him as the face that invaded television screens on the morning of November 15, announcing Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ intervention in the country’s politics. Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics on the state broadcaster ZBC TV For once the popular ZBCTV news casters were nowhere to be seen and for those who had doubted that the army was now in control, reality started to sink in. The problem with some of us is that we watch too many films and movies and, the script…

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Zim, UK on cusp of breakthrough

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President Mnangagwa welcomes British Minister of State for Africa Harriet Baldwin at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by John Manzongo) Tendai Mugabe Senior ReporterBritish Prime Minister Theresa May has been impressed by statements made by President Mnangagwa so far on economic and political reforms, which have sent important signals around the world about the country’s readiness for investment, an official has said. This was revealed by Prime Minister May’s special envoy to President Mnangagwa, who is also the British Minister of State for Africa, Harriet Baldwin, following a…

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New Brit Africa minister in town• Pledges closer co-operation • . . . scheduled to meet President today

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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Lieutenant-General Sibusiso Moyo (Retired) shares a lighter moment with British Minister of State for Africa Harriet Baldwin at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba) Tendai Mugabe Senior ReporterBritain is looking forward to working closely with Zimbabwe’s new administration led by President Mnangagwa in various areas, including opening a new page where investments beneficial to both countries can be made. British Minister of State for Africa Harriet Baldwin said this after meeting Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Lieutenant-General Sibusiso Moyo…

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