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In itannual report on supporting democracy worldwide, the US State Department saidits strategy for
Althoughnominally a republic, the government under Mugabe is now authoritarian, thereport said.
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It addedthat many humanitarian groups who no longer operate in
Thereport said the
"Toencourage greater public debate on restoring good governance in the country,the
"Tofurther strengthen pro-democracy elements, the
Mugabehas frequently lashed out at the
In apress briefing on the State Department's report, Assistant Secretary of StateBarry Lowenkren said the US goal in Zimbabwe was not necessarily regime changebut to "give them a level playing field".
"Whenyou have a country in which individuals are protesting peacefully and they'reclubbed, one almost to death, then I think it's the responsibility not only ofthe United States, but all countries, …to stand up and ask how much longer arewe going to sit passively by and allow this to continue?"
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