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February 25, 2014: HMT suspends sanctions against most of the remaining ZImbabwe listings

On February 20th, Council Regulation (EU) No 153/2014 amended Council Regulation (EC) No 314/2004, suspending the sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe against the following: BONYONGWE, Happyton, Mabhuya DOB: 06/11/1960. Passport Details: AD002214 National Identification no: 63-374707A13 Position: Director-General Central Intelligence Organisation Other Information: Senior security figure. Close association with ZANU-PF. Group […]

Swiss Sanctions-Palooza Part 2: Zimbabwe

On Wednesday, SECO removed the following entity (recently also removed by Her Majesty's Treasury and the EU) from its Zimbabwe sanctions list: SSID: 170-7141 Name: Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation Address: 90 Mutare Road, P.O.Box 2628, Harare, Zimbabwe Justification: Associated with the ZANU-PF faction of Government. ZMDC falls under theresponsibility of […]

HMT, EU remove Zimbabwe mining firm from sanctions

On Wednesday, Her Majesty's Treasury implemented Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 915/2013, removing the following company from its Consolidated List and it's Zimbabwe sanctions program: ZIMBABWE MINING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Address: 90 Mutare Road, PO Box 2628, Harare, Zimbabwe. Other Information: Associated with the ZANU-PF faction of Government. ZMDC fallsunder the […]

Australia proffers a carrot to Zimbabwe

The Brisbane Times reports that, in light of the overwhelming vote (90% in favor) on a new Zimbabwean constitution, the Australian government will be lifting economic sanctions on 65 individuals and 3 entities. This is a second loosening of sanctions in the last 3 months. Back in March, 55 individuals […]

May 2, 2013: OFAC removes 10 from Zimbabwe sanctions

The following have been removed from the Specially-Designated Nationals (SDN) list: MUDENGE, Isack Stan Gorerazvo, 31 St. Brelades Road, Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe; DOB 17 Dec 1948; Passport AD000964 (Zimbabwe); Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education (individual) [ZIMBABWE]. CHINDORI-CHININGA, Edward; DOB 14 Mar 1955; Passport AN388694 (Zimbabwe); Member of Parliament for […]

New General License for OFAC Zimbabwe Program

On Wednesday, OFAC issued General License No. 1 for the Zimbabwe sanctions program. It authorizes transactions with the Agricultural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, as long as it doesn't involve someone who is explicitly sanctioned. The General License has now been added to the […]

April 18, 2013: SECO gets busy!

No less than 5 sanctions changes from the Swiss regulator today: On Zimbabwe, 81 individuals and 8 companies were deleted from the sanctions lists On Liberia, one person's record was amended with additional information, and the rest were changed to be in line with the text of the UN's list […]

Last Week: HMT ends the week with a bang

Three updates from Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) on Friday: First, the UN removed four individuals from the UN Al-Qaida list: 1. BIN MARZUKI, Zulkepli. DOB: 03/07/1968. POB: Selangor, Malaysia Nationality: Malaysian Passport Details: A 5983063 National Identification no: 680703-10-5821 Address: Taman Puchong Perdana, State of Selangor, Malaysia. Other Information: UN […]

The OFAC Book of Why: Zimbabwe Sanctions

Executive Order 13288 of March 7, 2003 sanctioned people who were undermining democratic processes in Zimbabwe. This was superseded on November 23, 2005 by another Executive Order (which, interestingly, is not identified in the sanctions flyer with a number) which added immediate family members and those who assist the listed […]