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    African Bloc Urges Lifting of Zimbabwe Sanctions

    The country’s crippling economy has triggered mass unrest, leading to demands that the U.S. and European Union remove the sanctions they placed on Zimbabwe in 2002. The South African Development Community — a 16-member bloc led by Tanzania’s president — plans to declare Oct. 25 a day of solidarity with the crisis-stricken country, where ex-dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in a bloodless coup in late 2017.

    Could the pressure work? Maybe, though it could just as easily backfire by throwing the spotlight on Tanzania’s own deteriorating human rights situation.

    Check out OZY’s Fast Forward about the Nigerian Jews’ persecution.

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