China renews call for Zimbabwe sanctions to be lifted

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China has reiterated its support for the lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe at a time the African nation is struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus.Zimbabwe, which has reported 8,276 confirmed coronavirus cases and 237 deaths, has seen its economy take a hit, after authorities imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus. The International Monetary Fund projects the nation’s economy to contract by 10.4 per cent this year.Wu Peng, the head of African ­affairs at China’s foreign…

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