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EU confronts Mnangagwa over rights abuses

THE European Union (EU) has raised issue with Zimbabwean authorities over their tough handling of human rights in the country in the wake of fierce crackdown on opposition supporters by State police. This was inadvertently revealed Tuesday by Information Minister Monica Mutsvwangwa during a post-cabinet media briefing at the Munhumutapa government offices in Harare. According to the Minister, EU representatives… Read More
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US, EU and Britain to slap Mnangagwa regime with fresh sanctions

Nancy Mabaya/Mary-Kate Kahari  VANCOUVER/HARARE– In all but the political destruction of the ruling Zanu PF party, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is likely going to be slapped with a fresh dosage of economic sanctions and other restrictive measures by the US, European Union (EU) and Britain, Spotlight Zimbabwe, can exclusively report.  African diplomatic sources in Washington this week revealed that, they had… Read More
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Zimbabwe’s frosty relations with Western powers are thawing

HARARE (AFP) – Zimbabwe’s frosty relations with Western powers are thawing, despite tensions caused by a brutal repression of protests, the country’s foreign minister says. Since the military-backed ouster of late ruler Robert Mugabe in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has campaigned to reengage internationally. The European Union and the US had imposed sanctions – including travel bans on… Read More
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EU Ambassador registers displeasure at Zimbabwe state media savage attacks on US Envoy

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Zimbabwe Timo Olkkonen has described apparent attacks by the State media on the US Ambassador as ‘insulting and in extremely bad taste’. Tweeting on Saturday (31 August 2019) Olkkonen referred to an article in the Saturday Herald titled “A tale of two Jay-Zs…A drunken mosquito and the cold tits of a witch” On other… Read More