UK sets conditions to help Zimbabwe

UK sets conditions to help Zimbabwe

The UK could help Zimbabwe’s new government to stabilise its currency system and could give it a bridging loan to clear World Bank and African Development Bank debts, but this was conditional on “democratic progress”, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said, Reuters news agency reports.

Speaking at the lines of an AU-EU summit in Ivory Coast, Mr Johnson added:

Those are indeed the things that we would try to do to help Zimbabwe forward, but we’ve got to see how the democratic process unfolds.”

The UK, Zimbabwe’s former colonial power, imposed sanctions on officials in the government of ousted President Robert Mugabe after condemning its controversial land reform programme and human rights record.


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