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Cablegate: Zimbabwe: 2009 Country Reports On Terrorism

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SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE: 2009 COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM

REF: SECSTATE 109980

1. (U) Zimbabwean government agencies routinely provided
assistance by conducting investigative inquiries, traces, and
border checks of individuals thought to be threats to U.S.
government facilities or personnel. Zimbabwe's continued
economic decline, however, has had a detrimental impact on
local law enforcement and national security elements
responsible for implementing and coordinating counterterrorsm
efforts. The Suppression of Foreign and International
Terrorism Bill, enacted in August 2007 to combat terrorism
and mercenary activities in Zimbabwe, has been redirected to
suppress opponents of ZANU-PF leaders and policies.

2. (U) Although generally cooperative, Zimbabwean law
enforcement officials have been reluctant to take or
recommend actions that would be seen as pro-American. This
has undermined efforts to foster greater cooperation, to
include U.S. funding and training opoprtunties.

3. (U) EMBASSY POC: ANDREW SCHUT (schutah@state.gov)

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