An End to Sanctions?

Congress had to override Ronald Reagan's veto to impose economic sanctions on South Africa in 1986. George Bush was against them then, and would like to end them as soon as he can. The measures halted new U.S. investment in South Africa, cut air links between the two countries, and barred the import of South African products except for vital materials like gold, platinum and diamonds.

The Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 demands five actions from Pretoria before unfettered trade and investment can resume: legalizing all political parties, lifting the state of emergency, freeing political prisoners, eliminating apartheid laws and opening...

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