Friday, July 25, 2008

Sanctions against Zimbabwe

President Bush released an Executive Order today "Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe." This order directs that the assets residing in the US of those meeting the criteria in the order cannot be "transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in." This action is a result of the continuing controversy over the elections held on June 27th.

To learn more about the sanctions, check out the Washington Post's "Bush Expands Sanctions Against Zimbabwe."

To read up a bit on the Zimbabwean government's perspective, check out Zimbabwe's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will not find anything yet on the sanctions, but you will find under featured articles more discussion of the elections.

Looking for more resources on Zimbabwe? Check out the library's country guide.

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