Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa names team to probe soldiers role in post-election violence

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday named a commission including a South African ex-president and a British human rights lawyer to investigate the death of six people in an army crackdown on post-election protests early this month. … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa names team to probe soldiers role in post-election violence

EU’s Barnier offers Britain close ties but ‘no single market a la carte’

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union is prepared to offer Britain an unprecedentedly close relationship after it quits the bloc but would not allow anything that weakened the body’s single market, chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday. With seven months to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, the two sides are yet to reach a divorce deal. Officials increasingly expect an informal October deadline to slip into November. Britain’s Brexit minister Dominic Raab told lawmakers on Wednesday he was confident that a deal was “within our sights”, although he added that there was “some measure … Continue reading EU’s Barnier offers Britain close ties but ‘no single market a la carte’