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Vol 42 No 21

Published 26th October 2001


Burundi

Piecemeal

Nelson Mandela's plan annoys almost eveyone but there's no alternative in sight

We are on the verge of reaching a breakthrough which will bring permanent peace and stability', said Nelson Mandela, former South African President and Burundi's peace mediator, on 16 October (AC Vol 42 No 17). Two days later, 30 South African policemen arrived in Bujumbura on a four-day visit to prepare the deployment of 700 armed men from their own country, whose task is central to Mandela's peace deal.

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