Today the 25th of October 2019 is a significant day in the history of our country, Zimbabwe and the rest of the SADC region in a ‘wide’ call for the removal of sanctions on Zimbabwe imposed by the United States of America in 2001. The government of Zimbabwe has declared today a public holiday, with a host of activities organized from marches, soccer matches, music gala and national prayers all as a call for the removal of the embargo. Shockingly, anonymous government sources
In 2011, the late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe riled against sanctions, launching a campaign to collect the signatures of millions of citizens on a petition against sanctions imposed on him and other top ZANU-PF officials for alleged human rights violations and election rigging. The ruling party went on to host organised ‘million-man marches’ and had Africa believe that Zimbabwe’s political collapse was a well-orchestrated ‘imperialist’ project to effect a regime change.
The debate on sanctions imposed by the United States is once again hogging the limelight and polarising the nation. Sanctions under the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (Zidera) is an Act passed by the US Congress which imposed economic sanctions on Zimbabwe, allegedly to provide for a transition to democracy and to promote economic recover. The passing of the Act was a culmination of various and emerging political conditions between 1999 and 2001 in Zimbabwe whic
Blessed with abundant mineral resources, rich farmlands, ideal weather, stunning national parks, and a well-educated, industrious people, Zimbabwe should be the economic powerhouse and the breadbasket of southern Africa, and even more popular as a tourist destination and business investment opportunity, as it once was. What then, is holding Zimbabwe back? It’s not sanctions. There are only 141 Zimbabwean people and companies on the United States sanctions’ list. That’s right,
Following a decision made in August by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat, the body's 16 member states are expected to organise simultaneous activities on October 25 to show solidarity with Zimbabwe and demonstrate their disapproval of sanctions imposed on the country by the European Union and the United States. Zimbabwe is still subject to sanctions that date back to the reign of former President Robert Mugabe, who was ousted in late 2017 after 38
The countries of southern Africa have declared Oct. 25 to be “Zimbabwe Solidarity Day” in protest of Western sanctions. Unfortunately for Zimbabwe’s struggling citizens, though, this act of “solidarity” isn’t directed at them. It is being offered instead to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, whose human rights abuses and widespread corruption have elicited scarcely a murmur of disapproval from regional heavyweight South Africa or its neighbors. The leaders