vendredi 30 août 2013

D.R.of Congo: But where is therefore the President Kabila?*

Shells falling on the city and killing Congolese civilians. The country is attacked. The population collects the bodies of victims and turns to rescue the wounded. The national army is trying to contain the advance of attackers. Wounded soldiers arriving from the front line and tributary in hospitals. Civilian casualties in the city by shrapnel also flock. Families are distraught, the shops close, the economy is paralyzed. The country is in danger! Rwanda and Uganda want to put the Congo on knee and force its leaders to submit to humiliating negotiations Kampala to the balkanization of the country. The population is hostile to the negotiations regardless of the price. It is expected a strong national response, the President of the Republic in the first line.

A President is responsible for his people!

This is when the Head of State reveals commander leading his people to victory over the enemy. No more paperwork to the presidency and diplomatic protocols. The President takes the clothes of the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (Article 83 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo) .
         The President must get on TV and address a solemn message to the nation. The people, anxious, must review its President as often as possible to be reassured about the state of the nation and the conduct of military operations.
         The government strives to educate families on the situation of "compatriots" living in the conflict-affected region.
We must review the President visiting cities and provinces to mobilize the nation. His ministers are on the ground to reassure the population and coordinate the war effort and donations in solidarity for the " compatriots" affected by the conflict.
         This is the moment par excellence where the nation is galvanized and imagination shines in terms of solidarity and national passion, awakened by the first citizen of the country, the President of the Republic.
We give blood for the victims welcoming in hospitals. The President goes through the aisles hospital to comfort the injured. He received the victims' families and promises hell for those who dared to touch his "country" and "his people".
He goes to the front line, gathers soldiers and boosts their moral. He donned military fatigues officers with his name written above in bold. He lunched in the camps with his soldiers and reassures the younger of them. "You are the hero of the Congo. The people support you 100% ". The people are reassured. The soldiers moral high. The enemy has to behave. One people, with his soldiers. It is in a country, say ... about normal.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, it happens nothing like that.

         The President did not say a word about the shelling attacks against the population of Goma. There are no national mobilization for the "Congolese victims" of Goma. The injured are being treated with the help of foreign aid organizations. Blood donations, the war effort , ... nothing. In Kinshasa, the President and his "politicians" chatter. They speak of national consultation and concoct a new government in which "all" dream of making a fortune.
On the front, the population of North Kivu discovered for the first time, exceptional Congolese soldiers. Under the command of a Colonel Mamadou N'Dala, we discover disciplined Congolese soldiers, combative, not plunder and do not rape. The key moment to trigger a patriotic united nation behind his soldiers movement. Has rarely seen such soldiers in the Congo. But everyone starts to worry about their fate. Because, they are just left there and did not receive orders to hunt the enemy. Rwandan combatants benefit and are in the process of taking the bull by the horns.
The President did not set foot in the province, yet strategic, North Kivu since April 2012. An eternity for people and an army at war. President George W.Bush made ​​several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is morale. Barack Obama visited Afghanistan even before being elected President. Seen playing basketball and lunch with the soldiers to reassure them. President François Hollande rushed to Mali as fast as he could to cheer the French soldiers.
Congo, nothing ... The local population and perhaps even soldiers on the front line are no longer illusion. The President is not there. Alongside the wounded in hospitals or families of the victims? No more.

The country is at war, but the President is absent from where he should be.

         While in Goma, we demonstrate in the streets carrying the bodies of victims. The Congolese do not protest against the interior minister and the defense minister who would not have taken the measures needed to prevent the bombing of the M23. What is already the name of the Congolese minister of defense? ...
The Congolese do not show either against their President. He is not there. Worse, they do not even protest against the Congolese state. They protest against the U.N.. We never saw that.
A people demonstrating against the United Nations because the U.N. peacekeepers have not sufficiently protected. The Congolese people is probably the first people to make his entrance, without formality, in the world of "global governance".
Some theorists have announced that the United Nations disappear one day in favor of a single global authority exercising sovereign powers of all the peoples of the planet.

Congolese are perhaps ahead of time.

Then the "Uruguayan" peacekeepers shoot into the crowd to disperse demonstrators. This is outrage in the city. Not against the Congolese authorities should already have these heckle "Uruguay" killing Congolese in their own country. Uruguayan soldiers took the opportunity to deny any responsibility in the death of two protesters.          Where are the authorities of the Congolese population to give them the exact version of the incident? Nowhere. José Mujica Cordona aka “Pepe Mujica” the Uruguayan president, took the opportunity to accuse without proof or evidence, the Congolese police. The Congolese government does not publish denial and let the image of the national police to smear a foreign leader.
Once again, the Congolese back to their Way of the Cross alone. They descend into the streets to protest, not against "their" state truancy, but against the only country they have left the U.N..

Too ask the U.N..

An update is needed. The U.N. envoy in Congo, the German Martin Kobler, is obliged to do what he never expected to have to do. He assumes the duties of Head of State disappeared.
He should reassure the public by promising that the enemy, even if he managed to bomb Goma, never set foot in the city. Martin Kobler must also go to the front to cheer Congolese soldiers and peacekeepers engaged in fighting against the M23. He returned to Goma and visit the hospitals treating the wounded. Civilians, Congolese soldiers and three peacekeepers.
Phew! The Congolese people finally takes its President came straight from Germany. At least he takes the side of the people in distress and boost morale of the troops. He visited hospitals and ensures that the injured are being treated.
But, alas! Martin Kobler can not be the President of this people abandoned in the African savannah. He is only one U.N. official. He likes the Congolese, but he can not be their president. He is forced to tell the truth immediately to avoid leaving thrive foolish hopes.
The United Nations Mission in the Congo did not come to deal with all the problems of Congo. United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the D.R. Congo (M.O.N.U.S.C.O.)  is to support the Congolese government in its mission of securing the country. "Press", and that things are clear. In other words, if there is more Congolese government to "support" the U.N. troops standing still, as in November 2012. The national army had abandoned the city. Civil authorities also (governor, mayor , ...). There was therefore more state support. The M23 settled in the city under the noses of peacekeepers who naturally are not intended to substitute for the state.

Whose fault? But where is the "President" Kabila?

         All this refers to the responsibility of the makers of kings in Africa, carpet somewhere in upscale salons in Europe and in America. The next time people like the Belgian Louis Michel and the Spanish Javier Solana consider redistributing the cards in Central Africa and the Great Lakes, it will still be a little more demanding. Congo is too important to be abandoned in an empty state also amazing. The country needs a President, this President, a President who faced challenges and unwavering commitment to his people, especially in difficult times. He can be, moreover, a friend from Belgium and Western businessmen, why not. But before all this President. Just enough to spare the U.N. often unjustified criticism.
He asks too much of the U.N. Mission in the Congo and to "poor" Martin Kobler. This is not it the President of Congo.
But where is the "President" Kabila?
“Boniface Musavuli, published by DESC-WONDO on August 30, 2013.

vendredi 23 août 2013

Rwanda / Tanzania: Caution!, a second genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda and in R.D..C in sight!

The President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, would support the Rwandan rebels by love for his wife, Mama Salma Kikwete, herself cousin of former Rwandan Head of State, Juvenal Habyarimana, a victim of the 1994 attack.
According to information revealed by WikiLeaks, the wife of President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, known as the Mama Salma Kikwete, is a cousin of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, a victim of the attack of 6 April 1994 (the plane was shot down by Hutu extremists), which is the origin of the Tutsi genocide. This would explain the fact that President Kikwete is displayed as the only world leader supporter of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (F.D.L.R.).

"My wife, my struggle or my Revenge!"

No! Jakaya Kikwete has not made this statement publicly. But according to the revelations made by the  news site WikiLeaks, the President of Tanzania would be willing to ignore politics to see better in love. Mama Salma Kikwete, his wife, is none other than the cousin of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana. The latter's death, following an attack on 6 April 1994, was the trigger for the genocide against the perpetrators of these massacres of Tutsi by Hutu which included former Rais. Since then, relations between the two ethnic groups are not rosy.
A report published on 5 May 2005 by Shabyna Stillman, a senior diplomat from the U.S. embassy in Dar es Salaam, reported some shocking details. "For years, observers of the Great Lakes conflicts Kikwete considered as a pro-Hutu," says the report continues: "The wedding of Kikwete with a cousin of former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, perhaps fueled the rumors, now fading in Burundi with a sort of conflict winds down."

Diplomatic marriage?

According to the report revealed by WikiLeaks, the love story of Kikwete with a Hutu would be the cause of his unquestionable support to Burundian rebels. Between 1995 and 2005, Kikwete was Foreign Minister of Tanzania, rumors accused of having contributed to the establishment of ethnic extremists. The same system that planned the genocide against Tutsi in 1994.
On 26 May 2013, President Jakaya Kikwete has suggested publicly that the government of President Kagame in Rwanda negotiate with the rebels of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (F.D.L.R.). Today, relations between Tanzania and Rwanda remained tense since May, with the decision by the Tanzanian President to expel 6. 000 Rwandan nationals living illegally in its territory.

Who is Kikwete Mrisho Jakwaya?

Born 7 October 1950 in Msonga, Bagamoyo, Tanzania. He attended elementary school in Msonga from 1958 to 1961. He attended high school at the Middle secondary School at Lugoba from 1962 to 1965. He graduated O'Level education in high school at Kibaha (1966-1969) and the High School Diploma in Tanga. In 1975, he graduated in Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam. He spent 1983 in military training. From 1975 to 1977, he was assistant to the Regional Secretariat of T.A.N.U..
From 1977 to 1980, he worked in the secretariat of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (C.C.M.) to Kisiwandui. From 1980 to 1981, he was head of the Defense and Security at the headquarters of the C.C.M.. From 1981 to 1983, he was Executive Secretary of the C.C.M. in Tabora. From 1986 to 1988 he was district secretary of C.C.M. to Machingwea. In 1988, he was transferred to Masasi. In 1991, he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Tanzanian army. From 1990 to 1991, he was Minister of Water, Mines and Energy. From 1994 to 1995, he was Minister of Finance.
From 1995 to 2005 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. In 2005, he was appointed candidate C.C.M. in the presidential election to succeed Benjamin Mkapa*. On 18 December 2005, he was elected President of the Republic of Tanzania. He succeeds Benjamin Mkapa*. In November 2010, he was re-elected president.
To read more:
-Dictionnaire biographique des Africains, Nouvelles Editions Numériques Africaines (N.E.N.A.), Dakar, 2013. August  23,  2013.

lundi 12 août 2013

The last adventure of Tintin in the Congo*.

Former Charlesville, said "The boat Tintin" dark in the Baltic.

         The ship Charlesville, the last ship of the Compagnie Maritime Belge (C.M.B.) linking Antwerp to Matadi, in Belgian Congo, in the 60s, sank in the Baltic Sea, off Cape Rozewie Poland, causing no casualties, announced Friday the Polish maritime authorities.
         Since renamed Georg Buechner, the ship was sometimes called "The ship of Tintin", in reference to the hero of the comic Herge "The Adventures of Tintin", which had made a trip to the Congo on a ship of the Compagnie Maritime Belge .
         Former Charlesville on its last trip, towed by a tugboat leading to the demolition of Klaipeda in Lithuania.
         Thursday, "at 7:53 p.m., the Vessel Traffic Services (V.T.S.) received information that the ship 'Georg Buechner has lost buoyancy and the rope was cut. The boat sank, the approximate geographical position of 54 55 °, 018 ° 871'N 31 308'E (approximately 8, 6 miles northeast of Cape Rozewie) ",
according to a statement of the VTS.
Without crew on board, the ship hit the bottom at about 35 meters deep.
         The Charlesville was built in 1950 by Cockerill Hoboken. With 153.66 meters from bow to stern, and 19.6 meters wide, the ship was capable of carrying 248 passengers.
         Sold in 1967 to East Germany, renamed Georg Buchner, it was decommissioned in 1977. He finished as the floating Rostock (Germany) hotel.
         The Belgian association Watererfgoeld Vlaanderen had proposed several rehabilitation projects liner in recent months but find an echo.
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* AFP, 31 May 2013.

mardi 6 août 2013

Vatican/Argentina: Pope François is a football fan!

Pope Francis, holds the "socio" number  88235!

         When we say in Argentina, Football is more than a religion, it's hard to believe (even visionaries created Maradonian Church, in tribute to the legendary number 10 Albiceleste). Yet when Argentine footballers make the sign of the cross before the penalty shoot their fanatics do the same in the stands. An Argentine pope could he be different from his compatriots?

         Pope François (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) supporter claimed of Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro, pays "religiously" monthly dues of "social", said Monday the vice president of the club in Buenos Aires, host and producer of TV, Marcelo Tinelli.
         "I wondered: Will he pay? He should not, I think. " But no. It was confirmed that he is up to date (of contributions) and pays religiously every month by direct debit, "
said Fox Sports on the popular host system.
         According to the leader of the club, Pope Francis, who holds the number socio 88235, continues to pay despite his honorary membership since 2008, when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Founded by a priest!

         Founded in 1908 by the priest Lorenzo Massa, the club in the first division of the Argentine league and its stadium is located in the district of Bajo Flores, one of the most disreputable of Buenos Aires.
         On 25 June 2013, at J.M.J. of Rio in Brazil is therefore “Hincha (support)” was in the angels, when he received a scarf of San Lorenzo (Blaugrana), offered by a supporter of the same team.
         Mr. Tinelli part of the Argentine delegation, will travel to Italy for the friendly match between the Albiceleste and Italy, on August 14, 2013 in Rome.
         Pope François receive both teams "privately" on the eve of the match, but do not expect to attend the meeting, said Thursday the spokesman of the Holy See.
         The hearing will be held in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. During the general audience of his early pontificate, François has already met several times with footballers, they would willingly offer their jersey.

samedi 3 août 2013

Kenya: Kenyan lawyer wants to do justice to Jesus of Nazareth*.

Dola Indidis for the trial of Jesus Christ and his crucifixion are unfair. And to defend himself, he is ready to enter the International Court of Justice. He explains why the thing in a video posted on the Kenyan information "Citizen News" site, taken by the newspaper Le Monde. The lawyer, former spokesman of the judiciary, considers that Jesus had an unfair trial and the guilty of his death are nothing except Italy, Israel, Pontius Pilate and the emperor Tiberius.

Where are the culprits?

         Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea, and the Emperor Tiberius died for two millennia. In contrast to Italy, they represented state is alive and well. It is therefore responsible for their actions. Like Israel in the time of Jesus, passed laws in force at the time of the crucifixion, those of the Roman Empire (from 27 B.C. and 476 A.D.).

         For Dola Indidis, Jesus was the victim of a "discriminatory and malicious who violated his human rights trial. Some of those present he spat in the face, hit with fists, slapped, mocked him, and declared that he would die,
"says the lawyer.

For there evidence?

         One supporting evidence, and not least the Bible. In the holy book, it is written that particular Pontius Pilate was found in Jesus no sign of guilt. He executed him to keep the popular peace.
         The Kenyan lawyer, who rubbed the policy during the last general election, said that for him it is a "duty" that "uphold the dignity of Jesus [...] and restore the integrity of the Man of Nazareth."

The case will it set a precedent?

         The Kenyan lawyer, who rubbed the policy during the last general election, said that for him it is a "duty" that "uphold the dignity of Jesus [...] and restore the integrity of the Man of Nazareth.
         The Supreme Court of Kenya refused to hear the case in August 2007. The I.C.J. it is very serious more flexible with the one who claims to be a "friend of Jesus" and it will set a precedent? Nothing is less certain ... The organization, based in The Hague, has already warned that it had "no jurisdiction to hear such a case." The international body that effect arbitrator of disputes between several states.

Faith moves mountains.

         "There is a high probability of success
, says the lawyer, optimistic. And I hope it will be found in my lifetime "... Or perhaps at the time of the resurrection. Anyway, the path crosses Indidis Dola, who has studied the "record" for over ten years, is far from over.
*Anne Bernas article, published on August 2, 2013 by RFI.