President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he is expecting to receive a special envoy from British Prime Minister Theresa May this week to discuss issues of mutual interest between the two countries.
He said that the envoy is expected to discuss a number of issues including Zimbabwe’s possible return to the Commonwealth.
I had 30 or 40 minutes interview with BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and I really had (a) broad interview with them not only in relation to the transition, but in relation to broad issues like the Commonwealth, the issues of relations between us and Britain.
I am aware that the current British Prime Minister Theresa May is sending an envoy during the course of the first week of February, so most of the issues will be ironed out at the meeting.
United States embassy spokesperson David Macguire has denied MDC Allaince acting chairperson Nelson Chamisa’s claims that United States President Donald Trump promised to unveil $15 billion should the opposition coalition win the forthcoming elections.
Macguire said the United States does not make such promises to political parties.
We do not support individuals or political parties. We do not take a position on who is going to be a political leader of a country. Read more
The European Union (EU) has donated $17 million into Zimbabwe’s justice system.
The funds will be spread across stakeholders in the justice sector such as the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ), Legal Resources Foundation (LRF), the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Chief’s Council.
Addressing stakeholders at the launch of the Zimbabwe Justice Sector Programme in Harare yesterday, EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Phillippe Van Damme said the EU has put in Euros 14 million, which translates to $17 million to facilitate justice sector reforms. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed High Court judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba the new chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
Justice Chigumba replaces former chairperson, Justice Rita Makarau who quit her post as the boss of the electoral body in December last year, soon after the fall of former president Robert Mugabe in the military intervention launched by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). Read more
Arsenal have signed Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund in a club record £56m deal.
The Gunners had two bids for the 28-year-old rejected by Dortmund before agreeing a fee that eclipses the £46.5m July purchase of Alexandre Lacazette. Dortmund would only sell after finding a replacement, with Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi to join on loan. Read more
Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga took a symbolic presidential oath of office on the Bible in front of thousands of ecstatic supporters on Tuesday in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rule.
“I, Raila Omolo Odinga, do swear that I will protect the nation as people’s president, so help me God,” he said as the crowd cheered.
African Politics never ceases to amaze me, after losing the Presidential race twice; Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is planning to have himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, seen as a final push to challenge Uhuru Kenyatta’s election.
Odinga challenged the result of the original August vote winning an unprecedented annulment, but then boycotted the court-ordered re-run in October handing victory to Kenyatta who won 98 percent of the vote but with a turnout of just 39 percent.
On Tuesday the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) which continues to claim fraud and wants another election to be held, intends to stage its own “swearing-in” ceremony in the capital Nairobi, hoping to pressure the government for talks. Read more
Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has been accused of sending ‘late night texts’ to British glamour model Rhian Sugden, despite being in a serious relationship with his Spanish girlfriend and mother of his fourth child, Georgina Rodriguez, 24.
It was reported the glamour model, 31, became friends with the dad-of-four on the London party scene, and ever since then he has been barraging her with texts since leaving Manchester United in 2009, sources claimed.
The Portuguese striker would allegedly send the lingerie star texts from his hotel asking her to ring him on Facebook messenger. Read more