Eu trim down sanctions on Zimbabwe

Date:

The European Union is to further ease sanctions on Zimbabwe next week, but will keep a travel ban and asset freeze on President Mugabe and his wife.

Although this is the case, EU has held out an olive branch to Mugabe, inviting him to take part in an EU-Africa summit in Brussels in April and granting him an exemption from sanctions to visit Europe.

The moves reflect a cautious  easing of EU policy towards Zimbabwe 12 years after it fist imposed sanctions in protest at human rights abuses and violation of democracy under Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.

EU states were divided in their response when Mugabe, 89, won a fifth term as president in an election last July that was endorsed as free by African observers but denounced as fraudulent by the opposition.

The overhaul of the EU’s policy, after a review, is designed to encourage positive change in Zimbabwe while retaining some leverage over Mugabe to pursue reforms.

(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Featured Video

click to play

Popular

More like this
Related

Drama As Prophet David Mbewe Dumps PP Few Hours After Joining

Just few hours of joining the former ruling Peoples...

University Student Films Her Roommate Being Chewed By Her Boyfriend In Dormitory (watch)

A video currently circulating on social media give an...

Watch|| Curvy Nurse Twerks in Her Uniform While on Duty

A nurse has been declared wanted by the Ghana...

4 things your s3x dreams are trying to tell you

A good chunk of sex dreams have nothing to...