U.S.: Introduction of Zimbabwe Renewal Act of 2010 in Congress

Key provisions of the Zimbabwe Renewal Act of 2010 include:

1.  Establishing a multi-donor human rights trust fund and support crucial sectors, like health care, education, agriculture, clean water and an emergency vocational work program for youth in Zimbabwe;

2.  Instructing the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury to forgive Zimbabwe’s bilateral debt, and in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of State, gather information on the feasibility and advisability of restructuring, rescheduling, or eliminating such debt in the future;

 3.  Maintaining targeted sanctions against individuals who continue to undermine the democratic processes and review and update existing sanctions to reflect changing conditions on the ground.  Full article.

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