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Gregory Mthembu-Salter

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

    Wheels and deals in dusty Bukavu
    Wheels and deals in dusty Bukavu
    Bukavu, nestled on the southwest corner of Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has a major dust problem during the dry...
    Augustin Kayembe: The king of the African club scene
    Augustin Kayembe: The king of the African club scene
    He is The Man. Augustin Kayembe, a dapper 53-year-old Katangan, was born in Zambia, has Congolese parents and lives in Johannesburg.
    Congolese question SA's intentions
    Congolese question SA's intentions
    Etienne Kabila, who claims to be the half-brother of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila, appeared in the Pretoria Regional...
    Working municipalities the true face of democracy
    Working municipalities the true face of democracy
    The riots at the Zamdela informal settlement in Sasolburg are the latest in what is by now a long list of municipal-level ­protests since...
    M23 puts pressure on Kabila
    M23 puts pressure on Kabila
    These are confusing times in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the city of Goma was seized by rebels belonging to a militia...
    Mining: Golden age of conflict and crime
    Mining: Golden age of conflict and crime
    Not so long ago, artisanal mining for tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) commanded little attention...
    Detentions threaten Burundi peace
    Detentions threaten Burundi peace
    The independent Burundian human rights organisation Iteka reported earlier this week that 20 people suspected of belonging to the rebel group Parti...
    The Great Lakes explained
    The Great Lakes explained
    The Great Lakes of Africa: Two Thousand Years of History
    Peace process back on track
    Peace process back on track
    Concerned that the bloody conflict in the Ituri region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and increasing tensions between Rwanda...
    Peace process back on track
    Peace process back on track
    Concerned that the bloody conflict in the Ituri region of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and increasing tensions between Rwanda...
    Hutu rebels given grace
    Hutu rebels given grace
    After two months of inconclusive talks in Dar es Salaam about a ceasefire in Burundi's long-running civil war, Southern African heads of state...
    Congo peace: So far, so good
    Congo peace: So far, so good
    A little more than 60 days into the implementation of a South Africa-brokered peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda,...