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UK, China stampede to lead Zimbabwe recovery

November 30, 2017 6:24 AM
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President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday met China assistant foreign affairs minister, Chen Xiaodong, dispatched as a special envoy by Beijing days after Zimbabwe's new leader assumed office.

Although details of the meeting were not immediately available, multiple government sources this week indicated that China has expressed its willingness to support Zimbabwe's reconstruction under Mnangagwa, an avowed admirer of the Chinese economic system.

The Chinese visit follows last week's trip to Harare by the United Kingdom's Africa Minister, Roty Stewart.

The UK minister met Mnangagwa after his inauguration as president last Friday.


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