Genocide and crimes against humanity have been occurring in Central Africa for over two decades – with millions dead and millions traumatized. The role of the Rwandan regime in the destabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been revealed in 2011 and 2012 by the United Nations (UN) Group of Experts on the DR Congo, and reported in various media. The UN Mapping Report of August 2010 only covers the bloody history in the DR Congo 1993-2003. Only lately has Rwandan president General Paul Kagame faced criticism from human rights organizations in the United States of America (US) and Europe. Yet Kagame and his international backers have been responsible for atrocities since 1990 in Rwanda and then in the DR Congo. Who is the 'hidden hand' behind this, who has covered up all these crimes and prolonged the suffering? And what needs to be done to restore justice?Read More
It has been almost three and half years since our beloved President, Barack Hussein Obama, has taken control, not only of the Oval office, but also and most importantly, the world affairs. Just a couple months after being sworn as the first black president in American history, President Obama made news for winning one of the most acclaimed, coveted and prestigious honors; The Nobel Peace Prize, even though the man had not yet accomplish anything.Read More
Ladies and Gentleman,
Thank you all for coming here tonight. I am deeply honored to be here with you for the beginning of Congo Week. I would especially like to thank Mr. Kambale Musavuli, an inspiring young man, whose initiative, creative vision, compassion, and love for his country made this event and others like it around the world possible. I would like to recognize the main sponsors of Congo Week, the Friends of the Congo (who generously supplied us with the video), the African Faith and Justice Network, Global Congo Action, the Hip Hop Caucus, Global Ministries, the Institute for Policy Studies, Jubilee USA Network, Resist AFRICOM, People to People Liaison, and the Women for the Development of the DRC. I am grateful to all the talented and generous artists and designers who contributed to the Congo Week fundraising CD. I must also personally thank Mrs. Janet Bean for organizing this event, for inviting me to be here, and for offering me her hospitality and generosity. I would like to thank Mr. Kisuule Magala for sharing his thoughtful and unique insights on the Congo and finally, I must thank the staff and management of the Hideout for allowing us to have this venue here tonight and for their kind hospitality.
We have seen the Statements by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice regarding the horrific rapes that occurred earlier this month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is a investigation underway by the United Nations regarding the actions taken by the Peacekeepers. But what of the United States itself?Read More
by turnhardtoeasy ~ December 8th, 2009. Filed under: Politics.
Im concerned by what has happened to our dear nation and our people as a whole! Yesteryear we had faith and hope that when the colonizers would leave us alone; we would live as masters in our own land. In the contrary, today, the Congolese people are scattered all over the world in search of a new safe “home”! Terrible was the fact that when they (colonizers) left us we were plunged into an unprecedented chaos as never seen before; fragile leadership couldnt stand up to the task mutiny, civil war and especially lack of leadership erupted all over the nation. Some thought that maybe it was time to call in a dictator consul to restore order has it used to be a norm in the ancient Roman Empire, only to find out that time and era has significantly changed.Read More