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Misery of 2017 inspired Kerber

LONDON. — Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon tennis title for 22 years on Saturday but insisted the seeds of her shock triumph over Serena Williams were sown during a miserable 2017 season. This time last year, Kerber was knocked out in the fourth round at …

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RBZ increases cash injections to $150m

RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya says the central bank has increased the foreign currency injections into the economy by 50% to $150 million a month to ease forex shortages. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA This came amid reports that the exchange rate for the US dollar had hit the 100% …

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Access to clean energy: What role could the Chinese play?

Climate Story Jeffrey Gogo With the addition 300 megawatts more from the Kariba hydro-electric power plant earlier this year, new light was shed on the role of renewable energies not only as a means to improving electricity access in Zimbabwe, but also meeting national climate goals under the Paris Accord. …

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US stock futures drift

US equity-index futures struggled for traction as investors focused on second-quarter earnings, and as China’s record trade surplus with America served as a reminder that protectionist tensions aren’t going away. The pound fell as the Brexit quagmire deepened. Futures on the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq fluctuated between gains …

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Churches hit out at Zec

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has hit out at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) accusing them of fuelling confusion ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections instead of managing the polls in a transparent and credible manner. BY BLESSED MHLANGA In a strongly-worded letter yesterday, ZCC said it was saddened …

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