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01HARARE3601
2001-12-03 06:27:00
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Embassy Harare
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ZIMBABWE DEMOCRACY ACT MAKES FRONT PAGES

Tags:  ZI PREL PHUM 
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030627Z Dec 01

 

                           UNCLASSIFIED     PTO7514

PAGE 01        HARARE  03601  030719Z 
ACTION INR-00   

INFO  LOG-00   NP-00    AF-00    AS-01    A-00     ACQ-00   CIAE-00  
      DODE-00  DS-00    EUR-00   UTED-00  VC-00    H-01     TEDE-00  
      LAB-01   VCE-00   NSAE-00  TEST-00  USIE-00  IIP-00   DSCC-00  
      DRL-02   NFAT-00  SAS-00     /005W
                  ------------------460D35  030719Z /38    
FM AMEMBASSY HARARE
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0449
INFO NSC WASHDC
AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 
AMEMBASSY LUSAKA 
AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK 
AMEMBASSY GABORONE 
AMEMBASSY LILONGWE 
AMEMBASSY LONDON
						UNCLAS HARARE 003601 

SIPDIS

AF/PD FOR COX, ROBERTSON, AF/S FOR SCHLACHTER, AF/RA FOR
SWANN, INR/R/MR, NSC FOR JENDAYI FRAZER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE DEMOCRACY ACT MAKES FRONT PAGES




1. ON NOVEMBER 30 BOTH THE PRIVATELY OWNED "DAILY NEWS"
AND THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED "HERALD" GAVE FRONT-PAGE PLAY TO
NEWS OF THE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
APPROVAL OF THE ZIMBABWE DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY
ACT (ZDERA). BOTH PAPERS HIGHLIGHTED CONGRESSMAN ED
ROYCE'S COMMENTS ABOUT PRESIDENT MUGABE.



2. THE "DAILY NEWS" CARRIED THE STORY UNDER THE HEADLINE
"MUGABE DRESSED DOWN." THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED DAILY
"THE HERALD" PRINTED THE STORY UNDER THE HEADLINE "ANTI-
ZIMBABWE BILL TO GO BEFORE U.S. HOUSE." THE "HERALD"
CHARACTERIZED THE BILL AS "NEO-COLONIAL." THE INDEPENDENT
WEEKLY "ZIMBABWE INDEPENDENT" CARRIED THE STORY ON PAGE TWO
UNDER HEADLINE "EUROPE AND THE U.S. RESOLVE TO ACT AGAINST
MUGABE."

SULLIVAN

UNCLASSIFIED

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