A top European Union court dismissed Wednesday an appeal by Zimbabwe’s attorney general and more than 100 other figures linked to the Harare government, who said they should not have been hit with EU sanctions.
INDUSTRY and Commerce minister Mike Bimha claims his ministry has been inundated with inquiries for investment opportunities by investors from the United Kingdom, Germany and France since the European Union (EU) eased sanctions against senior government officials and companies related to them.
NATIONAL Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda yesterday broke with the Zanu PF tradition of blaming sanctions for the country’s economic stagnation, saying Western countries had now lifted the embargoes.
European Union ambassador to Zimbabwe Philippe Van Damme on Tuesday said sanctions, which were imposed on the African nation, had nothing to do with poverty stalking parts of Matabeleland.
President Robert Mugabe is one politician who does not run out of excuses for his dismal performances as head of State and government.
The United States yesterday slapped sanctions on Registrar-General (RG)Tobaiwa Mudede and some Asian businessmen believed to have close links with President Robert Mugabe’s family.
The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe’s most powerful military and political figures yesterday, but kept them on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, in a cautious easing of policy after last year’s disputed elections.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will participate in the European Union-Africa summit in Brussels at the beginning of April, as the EU’s travel ban does not prevent him for taking part in international gatherings.
BRUSSELS — The European Union is expected this month to lift most of its remaining sanctions against Zimbabwe, the bloc‘s top diplomat said yesterday.
THE rallying call during the skirmishes of the protracted agrarian war of the year 2000 was “the land is the economy and the economy is the land”.