Now a journalist with the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, Colette Braeckman has excelled as an international reporter covering numerous conflicts worldwide (Cambodia, Nicaragua, Lebanon), with a particular specialization in the 1980s with countries of Central Africa. She also closely followed: the final years of President Mobutu’s reign in Zaire, the genocide in Rwanda, the refugee crisis in East Congo, the two Congolese wars and its difficult reconstruction to democracy. With tireless fieldwork and extensive contact with protagonists of all sides, Colette wrote numerous volumes on the region, such as: Le Dinosaure, ou le Zaïre de Mobutu; Rwanda, histoire d'un genocide; Terreur africaine, L'Enjeu Congolais; and les nouveaux prédateurs, all written with Éditions Fafard. Most recently, she has written L’Homme qui répare les femmes. Violence sexuelles au Congo. Le Combat du docteur Mukwege, with Éditions André Versaille.
She has also collaborated with numerous publications, including Le Monde Diplomatique.