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    EU suspends duty on products from Zimbabwe

    BRUSSELS – THE European Union (EU) has suspended duty on products originating from Zimbabwe not exceeding EUR6 000 for exporters registered by the Western bloc’s system in a development signifying a new twist in the duo’s relations. Zimbabwe and EU have not had the warmest of relations for over two decades after the bloc took sides with Britain, a key…

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  • Motoring

    EU to announce deadline for manufacturers to stop petroleum-based vehicles

    The European Union plans to introduce an absolute cut-off date after which all manufacturers will have to stop producing combustion-powered cars, the head of its executive Commission said. Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview with Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung that even though a dozen European carmakers had already announced they would switch to zero-emissions cars between 2028 and 2035,…

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  • Africa & World

    EU lifts sanctions against Burundi

    The European Union (EU) has kickstarted a process to lift economic sanctions against Burundi. Since 2016, the EU had suspended its aid after a political crisis triggered by former president Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term. The lifting of financial sanctions by the European Union has been welcomed with relief in Burundi. For Jean Dieu Mutabazi, president of the…

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