EU In Historic Talks With Zimbabwe
The European Union has held talks with Zimbabwe for the first time in seven years. It is hoped that it will contribute to the normalization and maybe restoration of ties broken secondary to Zimbabwe's Human Rights Records.
The EU has made some conditions in these talks such as an end to violence motivated by politics and government control of security services. More demands were made by the EU such as transparency in government and finances as well as free elections that are fair. The conditions come in light of the report by Amnesty International of human rights violations that are "persistent and serious".
In another developing story, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane who is the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for the Republic of South Africa has called on the world to "lift sanctions and open lines of credits" for Zimbabwe.Ms. Nkoana-Mashabane plans to repeat this message to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they meet in the USA.