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Mugabe blames sanctions for failure to end poverty

President Robert Mugabe today said Zimbabwe had failed to meet some of its millennium goals such as the eradication of poverty because of sanctions. “Despite our best efforts, we fell short of our targets because of the illegal and debilitating sanctions imposed on the country, and, consequently, the incidence of poverty in Zimbabwe remains high.  As a result of these punitive measures and despite our turnaround economic plan, the Government of Zimbabwe has been prevented from making a positive difference in the lives of the poor, the hungry, the sick and the destitute among its citizens, “he said.


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