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US imposes sanction on Zimbabwe’s security minister

The United States has imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe’s state security minister, Owen Ncube. Owen Ncube is accused by the US government of being involved in “gross violations of human rights.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday that the “Zimbabwean government’s use of state-sanctioned violence against” protesters, opposition leaders and labor leaders. The statement further noted that the US government “has credible information that Owen Ncube was involved in gross violations of human rights in his capacity as Zimbabwe’s Minister of State for National Security.” “We…

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Zimbabweans march to demand end to foreign sanctions

Zimbabweans led by their president, Emmerson Mnangagwa marched on Friday across major cities to demand an end to foreign sanctions. The government a few months ago launched a campaign to make unpopular what it considers foreign sanctions that have crippled the economy. Government officials including the President insist that sanctions particularly from the United States of America have made it impossible for any major progress to be achieved in growing and rebuilding the Zimbabwean economy. For over two decades Zimbabwe has struggled to rebuild its economy and sanctions have been…

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Zimbabwe’s anti-sanctions campaign divides opinions

Zimbabwe’s government has launched a campaign to make unpopular what it considers foreign sanctions that have crippled the economy. Government officials and the ruling party, the Zanu-PF leaders have been projecting messages across all major media platforms including social media about the impact of these sanctions. They insist that sanctions particularly from the United States of America have made it impossible for any major progress to be achieved in growing and rebuilding the Zimbabwean economy. This has been the mantra under the late Robert Mugabe who attacked the West of…

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US reopens embassy in Somalia after almost 30 years

The United States of America has reopened its embassy in Somalia after nearly 30 years when it was closed. U.S embassy in Somalia was closed following the breakout of a civil war in the east African country. Most parts of Somalia is still characterized by violence and militant attacks since then. The violence and conflict, sparked by the removal of long-time leader Siad Barre from office in 1991 have yet to be fully brought to an end. But the US embassy on Wednesday said in a statement that the embassy…

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