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Mandela’s Middle East involvement precludes DRC role

Former South African President Nelson Mandela said on Wednesday he would consider mediating in the DRC conflict and was keen to lend his assistance, but only when his involvement in the Middle East peace process was no longer required. “I was approached and we are considering the matter,” but it would be unwise to take on any other mediation role while he was involved in the Middle East peace process, AFP quoted Mandela as saying.


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