Sanctions

Pressure on al-Assad mounts as EU sanctions target Syrian oil

The EU has imposed a ban on purchases of Syrian oil and expanded the sanctions list to intensify pressure against President Bashar al-Assad.

Crackdown may result in sanctions

The Swazi government's heavy-handed reaction to this week's protest marches could lead to international trade sanctions.

Mugabe threatens takeover of foreign firms

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has threatened to boycott Western products before seizing companies from countries that have imposed sanctions.

West African leaders meet for emergency Côte d’Ivoire talks

West African leaders decided to meet for emergency talks on the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire as strongman Laurent Gbagbo resists calls to step aside.

Zimbabwe Attorney General slapped with US sanctions

The US imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe's Attorney General for his alleged role in undermining the crisis-ridden African nation's democracy.

Mugabe vows retaliation against the West

Zimbabwe's president vowed on Friday to avenge Western economic curbs imposed on his ruling party.

AU imposes sanctions on Madagascar

The AU has imposed sanctions on Madagascar's President, Andry Rajoelina, and 108 other people in the Indian Ocean island.

South Africa notifies UN of seized North Korean arms

South Africa has notified the UN Security Council that it seized a shipment of North Korean arms bound for the DRC in violation of UN resolutions.

Zim sanctions must go, says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday that he and his partners in Zimbabwe's unity government agreed that "sanctions must go".

EU extends Zimbabwe sanctions for another year

The EU on Tuesday renewed its sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year, citing a lack of progress in the country's power-sharing agreement.

HRW: EU must maintain sanctions on Mugabe

The EU should maintain its travel ban and asset freeze on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's inner circle, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.

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