From The Publisher: Sep. 7, 1992

Of all the continents for a foreign correspondent to cover, Africa, with its wars, hostile terrain and often impossible communications, is the most difficult. TIME Nairobi bureau chief Marguerite Michaels sums it up: "Getting the story in Africa is only one-half of the job of a journalist. Getting to the story, more often than not, is the real challenge." Michaels, one of four Africa-based TIME correspondents to contribute to this week's cover story, has met that challenge in many ways. Perhaps the most dramatic was her visit last year to Eritrea, which had just won a 30-year war of independence from...

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