THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

April 2014

OFAC tightens sanctions against Zimbabwe

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has tightened sanctions against Zimbabwe, designating three individuals and one company.

On 17 April, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (‘OFAC’) tightened its sanctions regime against Zimbabwe, designating three individuals and one company. The U.S. and the EU imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe in 2002 in protest over a contested land reform programme and general concerns over political violence, violations of human rights and restrictions on the media, and their impact on prospects of a free and fair election. According to OFAC, the designations include: Tobaiwa Mudede, a senior official of the government of Zimbabwe ‘who, as Registrar General, oversaw critical elements of Zimbabwe’s flawed...

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