TIME.COM / Congo’s Misery Amid Natural Wealth

April 28th, 2012|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: A journey into the DRC's conflict-ridden province of Katanga shows rape, displacement and killings.

TIME MAGAZINE – Hunting the Dictators’ Loot

July 24th, 2011|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ CAIRO Yehia Hussein Abdel-Hady still shudders at the memory of that morning in 2006 when he was summoned to Egypt's Ministry of Investment and handed a three-page document. "They [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Gaddafi and the Unbearable Lightness of Crisis

March 8th, 2011|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ TRIPOLI  I call a business consultant in the Libyan capital on the telephone, and ask if he wants to join me at the café where we shared a long, [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Tunisia’s Nervous Neighbors Watch the Jasmine Revolution

January 31st, 2011|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ TUNIS  No bomb exploded announcing the start of the Jasmine Revolution, and in the end, there was no iconic figure — no Nelson Mandela or Vaclav Havel — to [...]

TIME.COM / Fighting for Press Freedom in Tunisia

January 17th, 2011|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: In Tunisia, reporters and editors at a former state-owned newspaper battle over its identity as the paper reinvents itself with reporting free from government censorship. Watch the video on

Lost Treasures of Timbuktu

September 28th, 2009|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ TIMBUKTU  Stepping through a low doorway into his small house, Fida Ag Mohammed sits at a table and pats a pile of books in front of him. Even in [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Death in Birth: A Tragic Toll

September 18th, 2008|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ FREETOWN  In a hospital ward in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, Fatmata Conteh, 26, lay on a bed, having just given birth to her second child. She had [...]

TIME.COM / A Senseless Death, and a Birth

September 18th, 2008|0 Comments

VIDEO REPORT: In Freetown, Sierra Leone, I witness a young mother giving birth and then dying. The family is left to make sense of her death, and figure out how to raise the baby.

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Sudan Booms, Courtesy of China

August 6th, 2007|0 Comments

By Vivienne Walt ~ KHARTOUM  Late last year, Adam Ibrahim Ali and his two teenage sons fled their ravaged village in Darfur and headed for Sudan's capital, Khartoum, riding on trucks and walking [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Diamonds aren’t forever

December 6th, 2006|0 Comments

A new Hollywood movie is raising tough questions about Africa's bloody diamond trade. Fortune's Vivienne Walt reports from the pits. By Vivienne Walt ~ SIERRA LEONE  Sahr Amara is stooped low, knee-deep in [...]