Who says sanctions on Zimbabwe are illegal?

Courtesy of Veritas Zimbabwe [Bill Watch] Sanctions against Zimbabwe Introduction The subject of sanctions is in everyone’s mind as the government has declared today (25/10/2019) a public holiday to mark anti-sanctions day.  The SADC summit of August 2019 in Tanzania declared 25th October as the day on which “SADC Member States can collectively voice their …

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Sanctions are real but… (Part 1)

By Prosper Chitambara The major highlight of the past week was the anti-sanctions march on Friday 25 October; a day designated as the anti-sanctions day by SADC and declared a public holiday by the government of Zimbabwe. While external sanctions are real and have had some negative implications on the economy, the worst form of …

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Anti-Sanctions, Zanu PF’s Attempt to Manufacture Public Consent

By Wisdom Mumera One thing President Emmerson Mnangagwa did “wrong” in his excitement at assuming power was to promise Zimbabwe the world whilst still entangled within the web of a Mafia organisation like Zanu PF. His reformist intentions, whether genuine or political rhetoric, were never going to succeed as long as he maintained the system …

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Sanctions or Corruption: Zimbabwe Remains on a Self-Destructive Path

By Wisdom Mumera Two epochal things happened after the coup that toppled former President Robert Mugabe; strategic moves aimed at starting a new foreign policy and setting the new regime on a new course for success. The first was the disengagement from the sanctions mantra blaming every failure on the Western measures. In January 2018 …

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Mnangagwa’s desperate search for a middle ground

By Wisdom Mumera President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been hungry for international acceptance since day one of 14 November 2017 and has since become a politician of no fixed ideological abode, constantly winging it and indulging in abrasive real-politick. Equally true is the point that he is afraid of reforming himself out of support from the …

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