The President of the United States of America has announced that he will be extending sanctions against the embattled Zimbabwe for another year. This comes despite President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for the sanctions to be lifted in the effort to revive the nation.
Donald Trump announced yesterday that US sanctions against Zimbabwe will continue for another year.
The US President says the new government policies continue to pose an 'unusual and extraordinary' threat to the nation's foreign policy:
"The actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. I am continuing for (one) year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288."
This move comes despite President Cyril Ramaphosa and other African leaders calling for the sanctions to be lifted in order to give the embattled nation some hope of recovering from its current economic crisis.
According to 'TimesLIVE', American officials are adamant that the sanctions will remain firmly in place until the state changes Zimbabwean laws that restrict media freedom and protests.
There are currently 141 entities and personnel currently under sanctions, including current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and former president, Robert Mugabe.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Ramaphosa had pleaded for the sanctions to be lifted in the face of the nation's current difficulties, following a severe petrol hike and widespread economic insecurity.
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