Australia's PM rules out sanctions against Zimbabwe
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Australian Prime Minister John Howard has ruled out sanctions against Zimbabwe, after the Commonwealth suspended the African country for one year.
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Mr Howard has called on Zimbabwe to hold new presidential elections, after a committee of leaders ruled its elections earlier this month, which saw Robert Mugabe returned to power, were neither free nor fair.
However, the Commonwealth decided against imposing sanctions in the short-term. MORE
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