US says that Zimbabwe didn't make changes it so desperately needs

US says that Zimbabwe didn't make changes it so desperately needs

According to United States officials, the government of embattled Zimbabwe has failed. Led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country had neglected to make the political and economic changes it needs to improve.

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The State Department has commented that Zimbabwe has failed to make the changes, both political and economic- changes it needs to improve its reputation.

This comes after comments made by President Donald Trump. reported earlier this week that the US president has chosen to extend sanctions against the country by at least another year:

“We believe that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has yet to implement the political and economic overhaul required to improve the country’s reputation with the community of nations, and with the United States.”

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Robert Palladino, State Department spokesman, says that there were ongoing concerns in the US over human rights abuses in Zimbabwe:

“The actions of the targeted individuals continue to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes.”

While Mnangagwa has called for the sanctions to be lifted, against over 100 individuals and entities, it seems as if he has done little to appease the American officials that normality has been restored.

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Washington is now calling on him to change the nation's strict laws restricting media freedom and to allow for protests.

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