US sanctions Zimbabwean state security minister

The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe's state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe's government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe's state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe's government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday.

State Security Minister Owen Ncube, a close ally of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is banned from entering the United States.

Zimbabwe's government asserts that sanctions are to blame for its crisis, and it rallied hundreds of people in the capital Friday to mark the new anti-sanctions holiday. The U.S. says sanctions are against entities and individuals, including Mnangagwa, and not against the country as a whole.

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