Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

At least 3 dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Inequality, sexism and the movie industry

Read more

ENCORE!

Sienna Miller on motherhood, her new movies and Cannes glamour

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After the Fall of Ramadi, Palmyra: Did the West Underestimate the Jihadists?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrants and Immigrants: A Global Crisis

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Protests continue in Burundi as calls mount for election delay

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi: Nkurunziza delays parliamentary polls as clashes continue

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least two killed in fresh protests in Bujumbura

Read more

Africa

EU to tighten sanctions on Zimbabwe

Latest update : 2009-01-23

The European Union announced it would enforce tighter sanctions against Zimbabwe on Monday. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation reported that over 50,000 people in Zimbabwe are affected by cholera.

AFP - The European Union will on Monday tighten sanctions on Robert Mugabe's government in Zimbabwe, adding about 50 more people and companies to a travel ban and asset freeze, EU officials said.

EU foreign ministers are to adopt the tougher sanctions during their regular monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday.

The 27-nation bloc last beefed up sanctions on the regime on December 8. At the time, the list of people covered by restrictions had 168 names on it and 40 companies were targeted by sanctions.

During a trip to South Africa on January 16, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, whose country holds the EU presidency, said the bloc planned to tighten sanctions.


Rise in cholera fatalities

The cholera death toll in Zimbabwe has soared to 2,755, with 48,623 people suspected to be infected, according to latest World Health Organization statistics published Thursday. The numbers show a sharp rise in fatalities and new infections from statistics published earlier.

Date created : 2009-01-23

COMMENT(S)