In the nearly seven months that Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been in charge, he has battled to turn around a battered economy and match the high expectations of ordinary citizens at home. Abroad, however, Mnangagwa has scored a significant victory - a thaw in relations with Britain. Relations between Harare and London, which have been frosty for the past 20 years, are at a new high. The falling-out between the two countries was sparked by a disagreement in 1997 on land compensation. This week Mnangagwa hosted a 22-member British delegation from Invest Africa, a London-based firm representing 21 organisations in mining, tourism, infrastructure and energy. Robert Hersov, the chairman and CEO of Invest Africa, said the mood was positive among investors and it was always "better to get in early" before the rush of capital. Mnangagwa said he had informed the investors that this was a record delegation for his time in government, which he entered in 1980. "It is almost 38 y...

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