AfDB open to possible Zimbabwe aid resumption



The African Development Bank voiced its readiness to deliver aid to Zimbabwe with the lifting of sanctions against the state. “We are doing nothing in Zimbabwe because it’s under sanctions from the bank. And clearly whenever sanctions are lifted we are prepared to go back with other agencies to see what can be done,” explained AfDB President Donald Kaberuka. Policy disputes and debt issues led to the suspension of assistance for Zimbabwe in 2000. “I think the whole international community should be ready to move in to help stabilize the economy of Zimbabwe and help the people. I think it’s the responsibility of all of us,” Kaberuka added.

Source: African lender ready to help Zimbabwe (Reuters)

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