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Zimbabwe [February 20, 2009]   [open pdf - 552KB]

This report discusses Zimbabwe's political and economic climate including the political situation (parliamentary elections of 2005, restrictions on political freedoms, 2005 senate elections, the movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Internal ZANU-PF struggles, political violence); the humanitarian situation (Operation Murambatsvina, Zimbabwe's Food Crisis, HIV/AIDS); the economy (the IMF and World Bank, attempts to revive agricultural industry, the mining industry and nationalization of foreign companies, the military and the economy), and current U.S. policy initiatives aimed toward Zimbabwe. "Key elements of U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe have included the imposition of targeted sanctions against high-ranking ZANU-PF members and their affiliates, support for South Africa to spearhead an African effort to restore democracy, and the provision of assistance intended to help the country's poor and strengthen civil society."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32723
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2009-02-20
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