Gregory Mthembu Salter

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

 

Detentions threaten Burundi peace

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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.