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Foreign-African armies: a serious danger for the continent

Who is rethinking African development?

Who is rethinking African development?

It is said and widely accepted that countries only have interests. They don’t have friends. Africa as a continent is suffering from that reality from immemorial times.

Atrocities committed during slavery, colonialism and ongoing neo-colonization and globalization are significantly explained by such paradigm which defines relations between nations. Those among them which are powerful do not stop from innovating to achieve their objectives which sometimes and somehow have criminal characteristics in their nature.  Continue reading

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People don’t need talks. They demand justice and peace. The rest will follow.

Congolese women protesting against Rwandan support to M23

Congolese women protesting against Rwandan support to M23

In the early 90s, the US administration which was at the time under Bill Clinton  hailed the like of Joweri Museveni of Uganda and Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia the African leaders of a new breed who were going to transform the continent.

The praise was probably founded on the basis of these leaders’ readiness to become the agents of the Americans in Africa. Looking back, one might rightly say that effectively regional policies that these leaders and others of the same kind like Paul Kagame of Rwanda have promoted and applied forcibly, have changed fundamentally many aspects of the concerned countries, and mostly in a negative way. Continue reading

Dying in the Great Lakes: 3rd Edition on November 16th in London

Let's not be blind anymore. 8 million of dead in the Great Lakes region is too far ENOUGH.

Let’s not be blind anymore. 8 million of dead in the Great Lakes region is too far ENOUGH.

This will be as usual at Piccadilly Circus in London from 11:00 to 12:00. It will be a Saturday. It could be for people living closely an opportunity to also visit Central London and spend time supporting an unselfish and worthy cause.

Honoring, remembering and getting justice for the millions of Congolese, Rwandans, Burundians and Ugandans who died victims of the Ugandan president Joweri Museveni and his Rwandan president counterpart Paul Kagame are part of the objectives of the event. It will be in its third edition. The last ones were held on September 14th  and October 19th. Continue reading

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Indifference contributes to the Congolese tragedy

The actress in the video clip is Western.

She looks as an ordinary citizen going about her daily business. She does not seem to notice where she is putting her feet.

Dead bodies she passes over to continue her journey appear to be inconveniences that don’t disturb her conscience, though they should.

Whose fault that these bodies of Africans have become so trivialized that Westerners don’t seem to notice that there are millions of citizens from the Great Lakes region [Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda] who are dying without much notice?

The beneficiaries of the ongoing genocides, war crimes, crimes against humanity being committed in that region are responsible.

These are multinationals, particularly mining companies from US, UK, Germany, Belgium, and other countries, plus regional governments, especially Rwanda and Uganda, who are pulling the strings for the commission of those crimes.

The created chaos and humanitarian tragedy plus the ensuing impunity which are devised for crimes being committed allow the predators to continue exploiting Congolese resources at the expense of nationals.

For more information on what is going on in DRC and the Great Lakes region and how to play your part, you are invited to a number of events, depending on where you live.

October 16th, 2013, Geneva: Conference on the exploitation of Congolese mineral resources and impacts on human rights. http://www.scribd.com/doc/171629068/www-dbbtt-org-Conference-Invitation

October 19th, 2013, London @Piccadilly Circus: Dying in the Great Lakes, which is a citizens’ action to raise awareness on the millions of lives being wasted in that region for more than 2 decades. https://www.facebook.com/events/293157754158988/?fref=ts

October 20th to 26th, 2013, US and across the world: Congo Week, mainly at university campuses. Many and varied activities are run about DRC to bring to the attention of the world what this country is experiencing as especially a human tragedy. http://www.congoweek.org/

Let’s also be clear here. Highlighting the indifference of the Westerners about what is going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes in general could be seen as pointing the finger. This would be too easy to think that the West again should be seen as the savior of Africa.

It is today more than 2 decades that this tragedy is ongoing. On October 19th, 2013, we will be at Piccadilly Circus playing our part to stop it. Please JOIN US in this movement to end the indifference against human tragedy.

It is more than two decades that this tragedy is ongoing. On October 19th, 2013, we will be at Piccadilly Circus playing our part to stop it. Please JOIN US in this movement to end the indifference against African human tragedy.

No. We Africans need to take responsibility. Westerners should be shown the part they have to play once we have played ours: taking the lead in solving our problems. For DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Mali, Libya, Egypt and so forth, Africans have to stand up against what is going wrong in their respective countries. Nobody else will do on their behalf.

We have to understand that nobody develops nobody. People and nations develop themselves. That is the reality of the civilized jungle.

DRC: Petition, Genocide and Aggression

The sadness of the woman in the picture is the same as that of millions of Congolese and it calls upon on our common humanity to do something.

The sadness of the woman in the picture is the same as that of millions of Congolese and it calls upon on our common humanity to do something.

Today, the Democratic Republic of Congo, under the plight of more than 6 millions of victims, finds itself to be the only country on the planet where its dead appear not to be seen as human beings, considered the near total indifference of the entire humanity in front of the never ending tragedy Congolese people and the whole region are experiencing since 1990. Continue reading