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Zimbabwe's leader says he offers Trump land for golf course

Zimbabwe's leader says he offers Trump land for golf course in park teeming with wildlife

Reported by: AP [ Published on: September 26, 2018 18:15 IST ]
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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's leader says he is willing to offer land to President Donald Trump to build a golf course in a national park teeming with wildlife.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa was speaking to a New York investors' forum ahead of his first address to a United Nations gathering of world leaders.

Mnangagwa says he made the offer to Trump staffers earlier this year at the World Economic Forum, pitching land in the tourist town of Victoria Falls.

Mnangagwa is trying to warm up to the United States in a sharp departure from his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, whose icy relations with Western countries over human rights abuses led to sanctions.

U.S. sanctions remain on Mnangagwa and others in Zimbabwe, but that's not stopping him from seeking investment in an economy that has collapsed.

Disclaimer: This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Associated Press (AP) wire.

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