“Sanctions Rarely Achieve Their Stated Purpose,” US ECONOMIST

Responding to a twitter post by Mike Pompeo, the 70th U.S. Secretary of @StateDepartment, which announced that Ncube had been sanctioned, the American applied economist said:

#Zimbabwe’s State Security Minister Owen Ncube might be a thug, but #sanctions are no way to deliver justice. Sanctions provide strongmen, like @edmnangagwa, with a scapegoat, allowing them to dig in & become entrenched. Sanctions rarely achieve their stated purpose.

Pompeo had said:

Today, I publicly designated Owen Ncube for his involvement in a gross violation of #HumanRights in #Zimbabwe. State-sanctioned violence in Zimbabwe must end now and those responsible for human rights violations must be held accountable.

The nation is divided over the issue of sanctions with others arguing that they are hurting a few individuals on the list whilst others claim that they have caused untold suffering to the general populace.

More: Professor Hanke

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2 comments on ““Sanctions Rarely Achieve Their Stated Purpose,” US ECONOMIST

  1. Thank you for such an analysis. Some of us like things which hurt us most eg corrupt individuals, sanctions ,strife , division and extreme poverty.Sanctions and poverty have affected the support of the opposition more as they have migrated to seek greener pastures elsewhere.Rakazvirova rikazhamba!;

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