Monthly Archives: December 2012

DRC: Standing radically on the issue of women’s rape

Wivine Mumba Matipa - Congolese Minister of Justice and Human Rights

Wivine Mumba Matipa – Congolese Minister of Justice and Human Rights

…if Wivine Mumba Matipa, Minister of Justice and Human Rights and Genevieve Inagosi Minister of Gender, Family and Children, Congolese government officials directly responsible of the women’s condition cannot indicate to the public at least 48 sex offenders every three months and get them imprisoned for committed crimes through the normal judiciary Congolese system, then the population in Kinshasa and across all main cities of DRC, with the help of women organisations in the country would and should stage massive demonstrations to demand the resignation of the two ministers.

Genevieve Inagosi - Congolese Minister of Gender Family and Children

Genevieve Inagosi – Congolese Minister of Gender Family and Children

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Murder, Mayhem and the UN: Carnage in the Congo

By Thomas C. Mountain

… create a crisis and then manage the chaos to better loot and plunder,…

UN General Assembly

UN General Assembly

It took me a moment to get to the bottom of what the writer of the article Thomas C. Mountain is saying. Initially, I thought he was confusing between UN and US in places where he for example explains that the international organisation gave arms to Rwanda, I couldn’t clearly picture that. But I remembered how back in 93/94, in the case of Rwanda, the UN [MINUAR peacekeeping mission] had facilitated the supply of weapons to the Rwandan Patriotic Front of Paul Kagame, when its contingent were supposed to be neutral in the then civil war which was ongoing in the country. This reflected what a Congolese friend Patrick Mbeko has themed “the strategy of the blue angel.” The following content will certainly be an eye-opener for the reader or give them a new perspective to understand what is going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo for almost two decades.  Continue reading

DRC: When the New York Times support Rwanda in the victim game

North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo

North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Colonialism dies hard.

And when the story of the hunt continues being written by the hunter, obviously the lion gets portrayed negatively.

They know what they are doing. And they have been operating that way for centuries. It’s the same pattern since the first Europeans entered Africa searching for riches and slaves.

They, it’s mainstream media [The New York Times and its peers in the West] and global corporations which are massively benefiting from the chaos that they are contributing to in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading

Victoire Ingabire: An unwieldy trophy for RPF’s 25th anniversary

Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire - Imprisoned leader of FDU-Inkingi

Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire – Imprisoned leader of FDU-Inkingi

The world around in different places is readying to celebrate Christmas in people’s families.

Imprisoned Rwandan politicians from the opposition, namely Victoire Ingabire, Deogratias Mushayidi, Bernard Ntaganda, and many others won’t have such opportunity.

So will too spend these festive seasons in precarious conditions displaced hundreds of thousands of Congolese families, – those which are still together-, which are victims of the Rwandan-backed M23 fighting the Kabila’s government in Eastern Congo. Continue reading

Tweet or Call Ambassador Rice at the UN Mission: You could save a Congolese woman from rape

Ambassador Susan Rice -UN Picture

Ambassador Susan Rice -UN Picture

As Rwandan Security Forces return to Eastern Congo.

This message is from Kambale Musavuli, Spokesperson of Friends of the Congo.Are you still calling Susan Rice at the UN? There are movements of Rwandan troops being reported around Goma and people are being evacuated again. I won’t stop calling her until there are sanctions imposed.

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