So-called veterans of the independence war, who in the past year have occupied numerous white-owned farms and conducted a campaign of intimidation throughout the country, threatened to attack foreign embassies and non-governmental organizations that they felt were supporting the opposition. The diplomatic community has taken the threats seriously, especially considering the deteriorating political climate in the country, and have investigated ways to improve their own security. The war veterans’ leader later disavowed the threat, but his actions in the past suggest the threat may be real. Consider deferring travel here.