EU Suspends Sanctions Against Grace Mugabe, Renews Arms Embargo

The European Union has suspended targeted sanctions against former first lady Grace Mugabe, but has maintained its arms embargo against Zimbabwe and will maintain a targeted assets-freeze against the state-controlled munitions firm, Zimbabwe Defence Industries. The decision takes into account the "situation in Zimbabwe, including the yet to be investigated alleged role of the armed and security forces in human rights abuses," Council of the European Union said in a statement.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa flanked by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga, right, and Kembo Mohadi (file photo).

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