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EU explands Zimbabwe sanctions blacklist
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2002

BRUSSELS, July 22 (AFP) - The European Union on Monday added the names of 52 associates of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, including that of his wife Grace, to a blacklist of officials facing "targetted sanctions".

The sanctions by the world's biggest trading bloc, initially applied to Mugabe and 19 close associates. They bar the individuals from obtaining visas to travel to EU member states and freeze any assets they may have in the eurozone.

In a joint statement, EU foreign ministers said the sanctions would apply to Grace Mugabe, and include all remaining cabinet ministers, politburo secretaries, deputy ministers, and assistant politburo secretaries in Mugabe's ruling Zimbabwe National African Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). MORE

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