Subcommittee Hearing: The troubling path ahead for U.S.-Zimbabwe Relations

Chairman Smith on the hearing: “Zimbabwe has long been an important country in Africa, especially in the southern region. However, U.S. policy has failed to provoke reforms that would have ensured respect for human rights by the regime of Robert Mugabe. Our hearing will examine U.S. policy, especially the effect current sanctions, in the aftermath of yet another problematic election and in light of pressure from the region to remove sanctions against the Mugabe government.”

Witnesses

Panel I

Shannon Smith, Ph.D.

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Bureau of African Affairs

U.S. Department of State

Mr. Todd Amani

Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator

Bureau for Africa

U.S. Agency for International Development

Panel II

Mr. Arthur Gwagwa

International Advocacy Coordinator

Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

Ms. Imani Countess

Regional Program Director for Africa

The Solidarity Center

***Any changes to witness list will be reflected above.

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