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The Paradox Known as Zimbabwe
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April 22.2009
 
Over the Past Weekend Zimbabwe celebrated the 29th Anniversary of its Indepdence from Great Britain.
 
The Last Seven Years have given some legitimacy to the Chinese Insult "May You Live in Interesting Times".
 
This Period of Time has seen Controversial Elections, A Crackdown against the Political Opposition, Civil Society and Independent Media Outlets, A Stagnating Economy and a shrinking of the Average Life Expectancy of the Zimbabwean People.
 
The Previous Administration imposed Sanctions against Key Members of the Ruling Elite.
 
What will this Administration Do?

It is no Secret that the US Policy towards Zimbabwe was placed under review by the Incoming Obama Administration.
 
Officially the Position of the United States is to give the Current GNU (ZANU-PF/MDC) time to resolve the myriad of problems that plague Zimbabwe. However several analysits believe that the ongoing Invasions of Commercial Farms have the potential to have the current Government collapse.
 
Recently a Cholera Epidemic that has caused the deaths of hundreds of people and sickened thousands has shown signs of finally abating.
 
So what will be the Next Steps taken by the United States?

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The Flag of Zimbabwe: How is US Policy towards this country shifting?

What Steps if Any has this Administration taken to Change the Position on Zimbabwe?
 
Zimbabwe is just One of Several Countries which had the Policies of the Bush Administration reviewed. This means that President Obama wanted to see what was working and what wasn't.
 
According to Reports from Harare the US has rescinded its
Travel Warnings it placed on the Country 9 years ago. In March the US Embassy there Issued a Warning due to Potential Unrest after the Death of Susan Tvsangiari in a Traffic Accident.
 
A Recent Check of Travel Advisories on the State Department Webpage showed that Zimbabwe did not have a Travel Warning in Place at this time.
 
Although the removal of the Travel Warning could be a Positive Step for the Struggling Zimbabwean Economy the Sanctions against Members of ZANU-PF are still in place.
 
Nor is a resumption in Military Contacts to be expected in the near future.
 
 

There is however room for Optimism though.

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