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On This Day in 2012: The EU Partially Lifted Sanctions on Zimbabwe


The EU partially lifted sanctions on Zimbabwe to encourage further progress in political reforms but kept restrictions on veteran President Robert Mugabe.

The European Union is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,324,782 km², and an estimated population of over 510 million.

EU Fact Sheet:
  • Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
  • Founded: 1 November 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Unemployment rate: 8.5% (Sep 2016)
  • Customer service: 00 32 2 299 96 96
  • Members: Germany, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, France, more
  • Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany
Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who has governed the Republic of Zimbabwe as its President since 1987, having previously governed as its Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987.

Mugabe Profile:
  • Born: 21 February 1924 (age 92 years), Kutama, Zimbabwe
  • Education: University of Fort Hare (1951), Kutama College, more
  • Spouse: Grace Mugabe (m. 1996), Sally Hayfron (m. 1961–1992)
  • Siblings: Sabina Mugabe, Regina Gata, Albert Mugabe, more
  • Children: Bona Mugabe, Robert Peter Mugabe Jr., Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, Michael Nhamodzenyika Mugabe

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