AU calls for removal of sanctions

African Union Commission, deputy commissioner Mr Kwesi Quartey has called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by United States and its allies, saying they were negatively impacting on the country’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He said this in his remarks during the special session of the regional coordination mechanism during the Sixth Session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (AFRSD) in Victoria Falls.

The SADC and AU last year resolved to call for removal of the sanctions imposed by the west on the country.

The two bodies also resolved to use international platforms to lobby for their removal.

Mr Quartey said it was time Africa doubled its efforts to achieve goals set by the UN under agenda 2030 to achieve the SDGs.