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Gregory Mthembu-Salter

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

    Wheels and deals in dusty Bukavu
    Wheels and deals in dusty Bukavu
    The well-heeled flock to a marble-clad hotel in a city renowned as a smuggling hub for gold.
    Augustin Kayembe: The king of the African club scene
    Augustin Kayembe: The king of the African club scene
    Augustin Kayembe not only knows where are the best places to party around Africa - but he owns them too.
    Congolese question SA's intentions
    Congolese question SA's intentions
    Activists say the arrest of 20 people for plotting a coup was 'concocted' to curry favour with Kabila. Gregory Mthembu-Salter reports.
    Working municipalities the true face of democracy
    Working municipalities the true face of democracy
    Local politics may be fraught with animosity, but they are essential for effective governance, writes Gregory Mthembu-Salter.
    M23 puts pressure on Kabila
    M23 puts pressure on Kabila
    Even if the M23 rebels leave Goma, as promised, their invasion is a threat to President Joseph Kabila.
    Mining: Golden age of conflict and crime
    Mining: Golden age of conflict and crime
    Illegal activities related to mining in the DRC have underscored the urgent need for a truly democratic government, writes Gregory Mthembu-Salter.
    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 pour la libération du peuple Hutu-Forces nationales pour la libération (Palipehutu-FNL) had been arrested and are being detained by security police. One woman detainee was said to have been tortured and to be in a critical condition.
    The Great Lakes explained
    The Great Lakes explained
    As the South African government, after deploying so many troops there has discovered, Africa's Great Lakes region is a complex place. Yet it is a region outsiders have consistently interpreted through fallacious simplification, and myths dressed up as history. Gregory Mthembu-Salter welcomes an insightful historical tome.
    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 and Uganda might derail the recently signed inter-Congolese political settlement, President Thabo Mbeki has been manoeuvring to prevent this happening.
    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 and Uganda might derail the recently signed inter-Congolese political settlement, President Thabo Mbeki has been manoeuvring to prevent this happening.
    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 had prepared to take punitive measures against Hutu rebel groups they blame for the lack of progress at the negotiations.