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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

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