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US Offers Zimbabwe Way Out Of Sanctions

The US maps out Harare's route out of sanctions, but warns that confidence building measures are needed for bilateral re-engagement By Shoshana Kedem On 19 October, the US Department of State outlined the measures the government of Zimbabwe can take for Washington to end its sanctions on the country. US officials called for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to prosecute former and current regime officials responsible for corruption and human rights abuses and build back its democracy. “We’re asking that the Zimbabwe government take meaningful noticeable material actions that strengthen the democratic processes, build the institutions back to its constitution,” the US Department of State sanctions coordinator, James O’Brien, told a press briefing. In September the US updated its sanctions regime on Zimbabwe, which currently targets 83 Zimbabwean individuals and 37 entities, including President Mnangagwa, and his top adviser Kudakwashe Tagwirei. Those sanctioned by the US are forbidden from travel to America, have their US assets frozen, and are prohibited from transacting with the US banking system, or having business dealings with American companies. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); “ essentially we are focused on the people who are responsible for and profit from

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