EU Drops Sanctions on Some Zimbabwe Officials

The European Union has suspended targeted sanctions on 81 individuals and eight entities despite the deteriorating human rights crisis and political violence ahead of elections.

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A fresh produce market in Mbare, Harare.

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Partially Lifts Sanctions After Referendum

    Deutsche Welle, 25 March 2013

    As a reward for Zimbabwe's successful referendum in March, the European Union has said it would lift some of the sanctions on the African country. However, President Robert Mugabe ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Criticised After Lifting Targeted 'Sanctions'

    SW Radio Africa, 18 February 2013

    Twenty-one members of Robert Mugabe's regime have been removed from the European Union (EU) list of targeted 'sanctions', with the European leadership bloc facing criticism for ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Global Witness Welcomes EU Decision to Maintain Sanctions Against Zimbabwean Diamond Sector (press release)

    Global Witness, 18 February 2013

    Global Witness today welcomed news that EU foreign ministers have agreed to maintain restrictive measures against state-owned Zimbabwean diamond mining company, ZMDC, but warned ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zim Scoffs At EU Visa Ban Deal

    The Herald, 19 February 2013

    THE suspension of travel bans imposed on six Cabinet ministers and 21 other individuals by the European Union yesterday is divisive and meaningless, Foreign Affairs Minister ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Suspends Travel Ban On Zanu-PF Ministers

    The Herald, 18 February 2013

    THE European Union yesterday suspended a travel ban it imposed on six Zanu-PF ministers and 21 other individuals saying the reasons for which they were listed no longer existed. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe's Party Reacts to EU Lifting 'Illegal Sanctions' (press release)

    Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front, 18 February 2013

    The decision by the EU to remove certain individuals and companies from their illegal sanctions list is outrageous and preposterous. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Diamond Sanctions Divide EU

    The Herald, 15 February 2013

    THE European Union is divided over illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe's diamond mining companies, with Belgium pushing for the lifting of the embargo when the body meets for its ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Urged to Strengthen Zim Diamond Restrictions

    SW Radio Africa, 14 February 2013

    The European Union is being urged to strengthen restrictions on the sale of Zimbabwean diamonds, as part of a Valentines Day warning message. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Lobby Group Calls for Diamond Sanctions (press release)

    Global Witness, 12 February 2013

    Global Witness today called on EU foreign ministers to strengthen measures which restrict sales of diamonds from Zimbabwe's controversial Marange region to Europe. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'No Sanctions Repeal Without Reforms '

    Zimbabwe Independent, 8 February 2013

    AS the European Union (EU) prepares for its annual review of sanctions on Zimbabwe in a fortnight's time, international human rights groups have urged the bloc and the United ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Australia and the EU to Review Zimbabwe Sanctions

    SW Radio Africa, 7 February 2013

    Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr announced Thursday that his country has set up benchmarks for the removal of targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe, which include the holding ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Calls for More Reforms Before Lifting Sanctions (press release)

    Human Rights Watch, 6 February 2013

    The European Union (EU) should require tangible human rights reforms and free and fair elections before lifting targeted sanctions on Zimbabwe, Human Rights Watch said today. The ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  VP Nkomo Could Be Off EU Sanctions List

    Financial Gazette, 6 February 2013

    THE restrictive measures slapped on the elite in ZANU-PF come under review in a fortnight with the name of the late vice president John Nkomo likely to be struck-off the blacklist. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Urged to Wait for Real Reforms Before Lifting Zim 'Sanctions'

    SW Radio Africa, 4 February 2013

    The European Union (EU) is being urged to wait for real reforms in Zimbabwe before they consider lifting the targeted restrictive 'sanctions' in place against the Mugabe regime. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Sanctions to Go, Says EU

    The Herald, 4 February 2013

    The European Union says it will suspend illegal sanctions it imposed on Zimbabwe after the constitutional referendum expected next month. read more »