AU chairman calls for lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

AU chairman calls for lifting of Zimbabwe sanctions

Senegal’s President Macky Sall has called for a lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe in his address to the 77th UN General Assembly in New York.

According to Macky, the measures against Zimbabwe were aggravating the suffering of the people.

The US and the European Union (EU) maintain sanctions on Zimbabwe, citing a lack of progress in democratic and human rights reforms as well as restrictions on press freedoms.

Macky Sall who is also the current chairman of the African Union has been the first African leader to address the General Assembly (GA).

The sanctions target both specific individuals and companies – including President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe’s economy is in deep economic crises with periods of hyperinflation – but there’s little evidence to suggest that the sanctions are responsible.

To this effect, Sall is urging the Security Council to address conflicts in Africa in the same way it addressed other conflicts.

Additionally, he has called for reforms in the council that would make it more inclusive and possibly grant Africa a permanent seat.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.