February 20, 2015 / 12:12 PM / 5 years ago

EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe, Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President and Chairperson of African Union (AU) Robert Mugabe addresses a news conference during the closing ceremony of the 24th Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice on Friday in the EU’s Official Journal.

“The restrictive measures should be renewed until Feb. 20, 2016,” the notice read. “The application of the travel ban and asset freeze should be maintained for two persons.”

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