Gregory Mthembu-Salter
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/ 21 April 2003

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.

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/ 17 October 2002

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.