‘Zim’s hostile environment keeps edgy investors at bay’

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ZIMBABWE’S re-engagement with the West suffered a major setback following last month’s brutal clampdown on civilians by security forces which left 17 people dead, scores injured and some women raped. In response, the European parliament last week proposed that more sanctions be imposed on Zimbabwe, although the European Union (EU) extended an olive branch by adopting a wait-and-see approach in the hope that the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration will implement far-reaching economic and political reforms. Our senior political reporter, Bridget Mananavire, had a chat with the EU ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen, about relations between Harare and Brussels:

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