Archive for June, 2012
Tags: congo, DR Congo, Francais, Histoire, Panda Farnana, RDC
Tags: 30Juin, congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, G Kitenge, Independance, Patrice Lumumba, UK
For me, it is a symbol, first and foremost.A symbol of Freedom, Liberty, Existance as an autonomous Nation, in the same arena as all other Nations.Our country being recognised as a country (in its own right) as opposed to belonging to another country, being a colony. This fate, for us Congolese, was achieved over Half-A-Century ago by our Forefathers. It is for that reason that year on year I take time to reflect upon but also celebrate this memorable day.
Not in Denial
True- given the state of play in many area of Life in the country- many fellow conogolese refuse to celebrate this date and their reasons are (in many cases) legitimate.One such a reason being that the country is not free, independent, or the ongoing fight in the Eastern provinces. My view is quite simple (certainly oversimplified for many):Freedom is a State of Mind!
Tags: 30 Juin, DISCOURS, English, Francais, Independance, Lumumba
After a long struggle, the Congolese were finally free from Belgian occupation and the great independence leader, Lumumba was democratically elected to rule over the new government. (more…)
Tags: BBC, Bosco Ntaganda, congo, DR Congo, Kivu, Rebels, Rwanda, War
A controversial UN report on the Democratic Republic of Congo has focussed attention on Rwanda’s alleged role in the current army mutiny, but the document also reveals intriguing details about how rebels in the area make their money.
It lists bank robberies and extortion rackets taxing charcoal and cows as some of the activities of the insurgents in east of the country.
The recent increase in violence was partly caused by government attempts to end racketeering by parts of the army, including the mining of precious minerals such as tin and gold. (more…)
Tags: congo, FARDC, Kivu, RDC
Un calme précaire règne depuis une dizaine de jours dans le secteur de Ntamugenga dans le Nord-Kivu. Les responsables coutumiers et militaires affirment que tous les fronts dans les zones de combat sont restés stables depuis une semaine. La population se méfie de ce calme qui donnerait le temps aux rebelles du Mouvement du 23 mars 2009 (M23). (more…)
Tags: congo, Fazeur, Kinshasa, Lingala, RDC
Tags: congo, DRC, Francais, Kinshasa, Press Review, RDC, Revue de press
Tags: congo, Examen D'etat, Lambert Mende, Lingala, Monusco, ONU, Press, RDC, Rwanda
Tags: congo, English, Kagame, Kinshasa, Press, RDC
Newspapers published this morning in Kinshasa addressed the following topics: Lambert Mende – Minister of Communications & Media Relations with Parliament, Introduction of the New Citizenship and Government Spokesman-latest press conference on the condemnation of Rwanda by the Security Council over its support of rebel movements in DRC and the latest assessment by the National Assembly elections.
Le Palmares titles: “Resisting to all pressure, the Security Council crucifies Kagame and his regime.”
According to Le Palmares,evoking the last press conference of the Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende, “Pressures from the Anglo-Saxon bloc have not taken ascendant to the determination of the Security Council of the UN to publish the truth”. (more…)
Tags: congo, DRC, Economie, Francais, RDC
La République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est un pays aux énormes potentialités. Cette phrase ne doit pas être un éternel slogan mais doit se traduire en réelle richesse, a recommandé, mercredi 27 juin le marché commun de l’Afrique orientale et australe (Comesa)lors de l’ouverture du forum de cette organisation qui se tient à Kinshasa pendant quatre jours. (more…)