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Stephanie Wolters

Stephanie Wolters

    Kabila employs delay tactics to stave off presidential elections
    Kabila employs delay tactics to stave off presidential elections
    In mid-January, the Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced it would need 18 months to...
    Kabila loses concertation in Congo
    Kabila loses concertation in Congo
    Even as reports of fighting in the east mount, in Kinshasa the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears preoccupied with the...
    Peace weighs on DRC as commitments pile up
    Peace weighs on DRC as commitments pile up
    With the signing of a peace agreement by 11 countries – South Africa, Angola, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, South...
    Tanzanian-led anti-rebel force in DRC given teeth
    Tanzanian-led anti-rebel force in DRC given teeth
    After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling over who will lead the mission to eliminate rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...
    Kabila's painful balancing act
    Kabila's painful balancing act
    Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, must be wondering just when he is finally going to shake the recurring nightmare that...
    To be healed, brutalised Congolese need to see justice being done
    To be healed, brutalised Congolese need to see justice being done
    Three years ago, while Jolie Muhindo* was returning from taking her exams in a city several hours away from her village, she was raped by the...
    Prospects for peace
    Prospects for peace
    Nigeria The government of Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua received a much-needed boost in mid-December when the Nigerian High Court ruled that the 2007...
    Nigeria heads for impasse
    Nigeria heads for impasse
    Nigeria's presidential elections this weekend are going to be messy, and if last week's gubernatorial contest is anything to go by, they are...
    Zim to get the 'Ninjas'?
    Zim to get the 'Ninjas'?
    A South African military analyst has warned that the rumoured imminent deployment of 3 000 Angolan police officers to Zimbabwe could backfire on...