Believing that Zimbabwean human rights policy has not yet improved, the United States has extended sanctions against Harare. A setback for the leaders who plead for their lifting.
“The actions and policies of these people continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to US foreign policy,” Trump said in a statement.
These people are those 141 Zimbabweans including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor Robert Mugabe. The US administration led by Donald Trump accuses them of numerous human rights violations. In particular the attacks on the freedom of expression and especially the repression in the blood of the peaceful demonstrations.
The extension of these sanctions comes despite calls by African leaders, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, for the lifting of sanctions to give the country a chance to recover from the economic crisis.
Calls to which the country of Uncle Sam has opposed a plea of inadmissibility. This is another blow for the Mnangagwa regime which is struggling to recover from an economic crisis at the root of a deep social malaise.