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ZIMBABWE 29 Oct 2012 KLM resumes Zimbabwe flights

President Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has blamed the sanctions for Zimbabwe’s economic collapse. They were imposed originally a decade ago in response to human

October 29, 2012 - NULL

ZIMBABWE 29 Oct 2012 KLM resumes Zimbabwe flights

President Mugabe's Zanu-PF has blamed the sanctions for Zimbabwe's economic collapse. They were imposed originally a decade ago in response to human rights abuses and political violence. In Feb 2012, the European bloc lifted some sanctions against top Zimbabwean officials, to support what it said was the power-sharing government's "significant progress" on tackling the country's economic crisis.
Mugabe and his rival, Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai, have been sharing power since disputed elections marred by violence in 2008.

KLM will also begin service to Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

The airline reports that

ZIMBABWE 29 Oct 2012 KLM resumes Zimbabwe flights

President Mugabe's Zanu-PF has blamed the sanctions for Zimbabwe's economic collapse. They were imposed originally a decade ago in response to human rights abuses and political violence. In Feb 2012, the European bloc lifted some sanctions against top Zimbabwean officials, to support what it said was the power-sharing government's "significant progress" on tackling the country's economic crisis.
Mugabe and his rival, Prime Minster Morgan Tsvangirai, have been sharing power since disputed elections marred by violence in 2008.

KLM will also begin service to Zambia's capital, Lusaka.

The airline reports that it will offer 11 weekly services to Harare via Nairobi, in co-operation with Kenya Airways, in which KLM has a 26 per cent stake. Flag carrier Air Zimbabwe has downsized, according to AFP, because of frequent strikes and huge debts as the company tries to maintain an ageing fleet. The news agency notes that foreign airlines are stepping in to fill the space. (WRITTEN AUG 2012)

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Date written/update: 2012-10-29