Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE DEBATE

The Legacy of Shimon Peres: The last of Israel's founding generation (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

The Legacy of Shimon Peres: What's left of the Oslo Accords? (part 2)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Ex-CIA director 'very worried' by prospect of Trump presidency

Read more

FACE-OFF

Migrant crisis: A political football in France?

Read more

FOCUS

Will France repatriate its collection of 19th century Algerian skulls?

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: 'The Dancer', 'Aquarius' and 'Dogs'

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Residents recount ordeal of life in Aleppo

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Shimon Peres’ Quixotic battle for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Sarkozy's friends, ongoing cases, bothers

Read more

Africa

Mugabe still listed after EU sanctions review

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-17

The EU on Friday lifted sanctions on 51 individuals and 20 entities in Zimbabwe "to encourage further progress" in a power-sharing agreement, though extending sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and other senior officials.

AFP - The European Union lifted sanctions Friday on 51 people and 20 entities in Zimbabwe, including the justice and foreign ministers, but kept restrictions on President Robert Mugabe, a diplomat said.

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the EU travel bans and asset freezes were lifted "to encourage further progress" in the implementation of a power-sharing agreement in the national government.

"The EU has today decided to remove 51 individuals and 20 entities from the visa ban and the asset freeze list with immediate effect," Ashton said in a statement.

But, she said, "112 individuals and 11 entities who are still considered to be involved in or associated with policies and activities that undermine human rights, democracy and the rule of law will remain subject to the measures."

An EU diplomat told AFP Mugabe was still on the blacklist, while Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi were de-listed so they can travel to Brussels as part of "re-engagement efforts."

 

Date created : 2012-02-17

  • ZIMBABWE

    Tsvangirai says Mugabe should resign over poor health

    Read more

  • ZIMBABWE

    Mugabe threatens to seize foreign businesses

    Read more

  • ZIMBABWE

    Mugabe wields threat of nationalisation over sanctions

    Read more

COMMENT(S)