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EU Extends Sanctions on Zimbabwe Defense Industries

EU Extends Sanctions on Zimbabwe Defense Industries Amid Human Rights Concerns The European Union has prolonged sanctions on Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI) for another year, maintaining an embargo on weapons potentially used for internal repression and freezing assets until February 20, 2025.

The decision, announced on Monday, reflects ongoing concerns about the situation in Zimbabwe and underscores the EU’s commitment to monitoring human rights developments in the country.

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Despite efforts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to improve relations with the West, including calls for the removal of sanctions, the EU remains vigilant, citing persistent issues such as electoral integrity, opposition repression, and civic space limitations.

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