Articles tagged 'sanctions'

ED begs Trump 28 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pleaded with the West to lift economic sanctions, as the United States continues to set tough conditions for their removal, the Daily News can report. Giving his inaugural speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, Mnangagwa, who...
Mnangagwa begs Trump 28 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pleaded with the West to lift economic sanctions, as the United States continues to set tough conditions for their removal, the Daily News can report. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
US sanctions expected to sow misery in Zim 12 August 2018 HARARE - The decision by President Donald Trump to extend sanctions on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration came after Zimbabwe's new government failed to meet international obligations, and spurned an offer for a willing partner in the United States, analysts have said. This means Zi...
Trump signs Zim sanctions into law 11 August 2018 HARARE - US President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Zimbabwe on Wednesday, ending hopes for better ties with the Trump administration. The Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act of 2018, which amends the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2...
US approves sanctions lifting law 28 June 2018 HARARE - The United States' Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate has approved a bipartisan legislation that lays the framework for the removal of sanctions slapped on Harare. The bill was introduced by Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons. In April, the duo led a bipartisan Congressiona...
Let's all work towards removal of sanctions 9 April 2018 HARARE - The meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and two United States senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons — who are both members of Washington's Senate Foreign Relations Committee — has shown that the US is in fact prepared to work with Zimbabwe once certain fundamental conditions are m...
Mnangagwa must earn US trust 8 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government should deliver a free and fair election this year if they want the United States to lift restrictive measures imposed on Zanu PF officials and their associated companies. It was not surprising that US President Donald Trump last week ren...
N Korea slapped with UN sanctions 12 September 2017 PYONGYANG - The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. The US had originally prop...
We can't continue blaming sanctions 24 April 2017 HARARE - If there is one thing that Zanu PF politicians, including President Robert Mugabe, have perfected in the last decade, it is to blame sanctions for everything that has gone bad in this country. This very disconcerting propaganda has been given legs by government which is funding a rese...
Don't blame sanctions: VP 22 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans must stop blaming sanctions and focus on reviving the country's dying economy, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. This comes as most Zanu PF government officials, including President Robert Mugabe, have continuously blamed sanctions — imposed over a decade...
Zanu PF slams Mugabe sanctions renewal 23 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF has rubbished the European Union (EU)'s decision to renew sanctions imposed on President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace for another year, saying the move is “shameful and disgraceful”. The union, which also upheld sanctions on the Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI), announced...
UZ wins bid for 'sanctions' impact study 26 January 2017 HARARE - Academics at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) have won a bid to research the impact of “western-imposed sanctions” on Zimbabwe, which was essentially a travel ban and an asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe's inner circle. Announcing the winners yesterday, principal director in the ...
US removes ZimRe from sanctions list 14 January 2017 HARARE - The United States yesterday removed ZimRe Holdings Limited — a holding firm of companies in general insurance, life and pensions, and agro-industries — from the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) sanctions list. ZimRe — engaged reinsurance, reassur...
EU mulls fresh sanctions on Mugabe govt 7 October 2016 HARARE - The European Union (EU) Parliament wants President Robert Mugabe's government slapped with fresh sanctions over torture of human rights defenders and abductions of pro-democracy activists. This comes as Mugabe and his government are facing growing resistance from angry and fed up Zimb...
US lifts sanctions, but Mugabe remains 6 October 2016 HARARE - The United States (US) has lifted sanctions on nine individuals and several companies in Zimbabwe, but President Robert Mugabe remains on the list. In an announcement on Tuesday, the US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (Ofac) said it updated the country's Spec...
Zimbabweans free to study in US: Envoy 2 August 2016 THE United States says Zimbabweans are free to study in the western country, including children of those on the sanctions list. American ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas, said his government supported Zimbabwean children's education ambitions, regardless of their background. “Children (o...
EU renews sanctions on Zim, Mugabe 21 February 2015 HARARE - The European Union renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice on Friday in the EU’s Official Journal. “The restrictive measures should be renewed until Feb 20, 2016,” t...
Sanctions hurt Russian mine magnates 28 October 2014 MOSCOW - Russia’s mining billionaires are starting to feel the sting of economic sanctions. Mikhail Prokhorov, whose investment empire stretches from the world’s largest aluminium maker to the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, recently explored whether fellow oligarchs, including Vladimir Potanin...
Mugabe calls on US and EU to lift "evil sanctions" 26 September 2014 NEW YORK - The United States and the European Union should remove their "unilateral and illegal sanctions," says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as he berates them for trying to achieve "regime change" through sanctions in his country. "These evil sanctions violate the fundamental principle...
Place Tsvangirai on sanctions, Chinotimba begs EU envoy 7 May 2014 HARARE - Joseph Chinotimba, the Zanu PF MP for Buhera North, has asked the European Union to impose sanctions on Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC for allegedly beating up a physically challenged man. Chinotimba begged the EU to place Tsvangirai, Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora on Western sanctions ...
US man guilty in Mugabe $2,4m scheme 14 April 2014 CHICAGO - A South Side religious leader admitted on Friday that he broke the law when he agreed a $3,4 million deal to lobby Chicago politicians to lift sanctions against the regime of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, pleaded guilty to failing to register as an ...
Don't blame sanctions: Mugabe 17 March 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe says it is now unpalatable to continue blaming sanctions for failure to adequately remunerate civil servants given the abundant mineral resources the country is endowed with. Speaking at his belated birthday celebrations organised by the Civil  Service Commissi...
Stop sanctions blame game - Zanu PF MP 6 March 2014 HARARE - A legislator in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has attacked his colleagues in the ruling party for squirming about the continued existence of Western sanctions, saying the biggest scourge facing Zimbabwe was corruption.  The ruling party’s legislator for Mutoko South, David Chapfik...
Zanu PF scoffs at relaxation of EU sanctions 19 February 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s party, Zanu PF, has dismissed the suspension of European Union (EU) sanctions on service chiefs as a non-event, demanding that the nonagenarian and his wife be removed from the list also. The EU on Monday dropped from the sanctions list Zimbabwe Defence Force...
White Zimbabweans in anti-sanctions drive 18 February 2014 HARARE - A group of white Zimbabweans have joined the anti-sanctions lobby, calling on the European Union (EU), United States and Britain to lift the restrictions on Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Against Sanctions (Zas) group, which will be officially  launched on March 24, includes  former Zimbabwe ...