2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Zambia
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||5 August 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, 2009 Country Reports on Terrorism - Zambia, 5 August 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c63b6145.html [accessed 9 December 2013]|
In 2007, the Zambian Government passed a counterterrorism bill, which criminalized acts of terrorism, including terrorist training, incitement, and financing, and granted the government significant authority to investigate, prevent, and prosecute acts of terrorism. Inadequate resources and training impeded Zambia's law enforcement agencies' counterterrorism capabilities, however. Zambia's long and porous borders continued to pose a challenge in terms of the monitoring and control of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country. Its points of entry remained vulnerable to human trafficking and international crime. Instability in Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Congo resulted in an increase in migrants during 2009. With U.S. assistance, Zambia has sent a number of law enforcement officers to the International Law Enforcement Academy in Botswana to learn and understand better methods to challenge illegal border crossing.
The Zambian government does not have an internationally-compliant anti-money laundering or counterterrorist financing regime, but the Zambian government has announced its intentions to create a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) within the Bank of Zambia that meets international standards.