Friday 24 March 2017

Zimbabwe still 'threat to US'

President Barack Obama said a state of emergency would continue for an eighth year between America and Zimbabwe because certain Zimbabwean officials "continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States".

George Bush issued the original national-emergency proclamation involving Zimbabwe on March 6, 2003. Mr Obama's extension is to continue for a year and sanctions against specified Zimbabwean officials will be extended.

Irish Independent

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