US levels sanctions in Zimbabwe, citing corruption
15 December 2022 | 7:24 am
The US Treasury Department announced that it is sanctioning two business entities and four individuals, including the president's son. Washington also removed 17 other Zimbabweans from its Blocked Persons List.
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