British foreign secretary David Miliband says a decision on whether to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe will be guided by advice from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangiraiâ€™s MDC party.
As direct foreign investment from the West dried up over the past few years, Zimbabwe's economy started to go into free fall.
The Agrippa Madlela-led Zimbabwe African Peopleâ€™s Union (Zapu) has filed an application with the Bulawayo High Court seeking an order permanently interdicting Dr Dumiso Dabengwaâ€™s faction from using the party name, logo and flag in any activity which falls within the framework of their constitution.
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will lead a high level government delegation to talks with the European Union later this month where he will campaign for the lifting of sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle.
ZimbabweÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s MDC party said on Wednesday it had instructed its lawyers to urgently appeal to the High Court against suspension of two of its legislators from Parliament after they were convicted on what the party claims are trumped up charges.