Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe warned of nationalizing foreign firms whose governments have imposed sanctions on the African nation over the Mugabe administration’s suspected human rights abuses.

“In some of the cases we must read the riot act to the British and their American companies, that unless their countries remove the sanctions, then we will go all the way to 100 percent,” Mugabe was quoted by Reuters as saying in his party’s meeting on Dec. 17.

Mugabe also refuted Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s claim that a presidential poll should only be conducted next year if parliamentary and local government elections will be implemented in 2013, The Herald reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.