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    Joram Jojo

    As expected, the Lay Coordination Committee does not intend to give up in the wake of the recent crackdown on the last peaceful march of 31 December 2017. This time, the CLC announced through a statement, a commemorative mass dedicated exclusively to those who died during the event. It will be told by Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo.

    This mass is scheduled for this Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10 am, Kinshasa time, at the enclosure of the Cathedral Notre Dame de Lingwala. Really, the promises are realized little by little. The Catholic Church intends to keep its promise to the end. “We will speak in time and on time, come what may but we will speak”, had let Laurent Monsengwo. This commemorative Mass, however, gives another opportunity to the eminence of being able to speak against the practices of the regime in place. Indeed, massive resistance gives way to the general truce, meditation or a commemoration of the fallen, during the confusion with the police.

    Indeed, to hear about the national executive and the police report through General Sylvano Kasongo, no case of death has been directly linked to the march of Christians. Contradictory report between the police and the Laïc Coordination Committee. The leaders and the archbishop of Kinshasa deplore the attitude of the leaders, advancing the loss of human lives of about ten people. “In Matete, two people died in the robbery and burglary,” the police report said.

    In this communique, the Lay Committee of Coordination also invited Catholic Christians and those of other religious denominations of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to take part in this commemorative ceremony. However, as a reminder, the recent event was the claim of the application of the New Year’s Eve agreement, in the political and electoral relaxation.

    The leaders of the Comité Laïc de Coordination consider that the current truce does not in itself constitute a relaxation. On the contrary, they call for resistance and perseverance. But, also, the continuity of the operation bells, whistles, vuvuzelas, etc. every Thursday. “This call is seen as a sign of our desire not to give up and continue our struggle to take control of our destiny,” the statement said. But, will this call be heard?

    Joram Jojo

    the extraordinary congress to designate the successor of Étienne Tshisekedi

    “Everything is almost over, we are in the process of finalizing the preliminary report that will be submitted to the party hierarchy, and after this step we will agree on the date of the extraordinary congress to designate the successor of Étienne Tshisekedi ”. These are the confidences of Augustin Kabuya relayed by under the pen of Jeff Kaleb Hobiang. Nearly a year after the disappearance of the lider maximo, in a context of contradiction with the wing led by Tshibala, the Udps headed by Jean-Marc Kabund intends to organize the succession to the presidency of the eldest daughter of the Opposition. In fact, the news has cause for reflection, the latter and current Secretary General says, reveals the sister online, not being left to compete in the jump seat of the late Etienne Tshisekedi. For more than one observer, this fact leaves the field open to the popular candidate since as a favorite: Felix Tshisekedi.

    Congress in color

    Kabuya Augustin, spokesperson for the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, acknowledges, in a nostalgic and touched tone, that it is in the pain of the death of Etienne Tshisekedi that this congress will have to take place. And, there is something. Carried away by the sting of death since February 2, 2017, the historical Opponent still has no honor to his greatness and, humanity requires, funeral in his native Congo. He who has been the political father of Congolese democracy has not found sons able to offer him memorable farewells.

    A Tshisekedi to succeed another

    With the departure of Jean-Marc Kabund, it is clear that Felix Tshisekedi will be inducted, unsurprisingly, in place of his biological and political father. Will he be able to carry the weight of this role in the current context? The future will tell.

    Crumbled legacy?

    In Rassop as Udps, soon, according to the forecasts, Tshilombo Tshisekedi Felix will be satisfied with a political legacy of his father nibbled here and there. Indeed, at the gathering of political and social forces acquired through change, the fragmentation is topical. It must be said, the platform once overshadowed by the lider maximo is not proportional in political weight with that currently animated Felix Tshisekedi still shares a part of the prerogatives with his running mate President of the Council of Wise, position occupied by Tshisekedi father, while he was, made president, a place of discord cut during the succession. At the Udps, nibbling is very different.

    It is Tshibala in the distance who claims to be the legitimate successor of Etienne Tshisekedi since the holding of the Udps-stamped congress, which took him to this position before he himself became a moral authority and delegated his prerogatives to Tharcisse Loseke. The contradiction is beautiful especially as this wing says it now holds the legal existence as UDPS. An ongoing trial will decide between these two camps. But, meanwhile, at 11th Street Limete, hearts are vibrating at the holding of the congress which will dedicate a brand new number One of the party.

    Joram Jojo

    Congolese Opposition Not Yet Intact

     Bemba will be back at the helm today at the ICC. The Mlc, his party still hopes his acquittal. Katumbi has not benefited from measures of political relaxation, continues to wander abroad. Etienne Tshisekedi, although dead, since 1 February 2017, at the Clinique Sainte Elisabeth in Brussels, would tend to reincarnate in his son, Felix Tshisekedi to whom, however, Tshibala wants to deprive the right to engage the Udps in games elections to come. Kamerhe, accused of political transhumance, would be in a bad position, to wear the colors of the entire Congolese opposition at the time of these last plots of December 2018. Fayulu, the very hot Opposant, would not have managed to overcome the stage of a simple mobilizer or, at the limit, a coordinator of the actions of the masses. The jacket of a presidential candidate does not seem to stick to him, so soon. Very blocked and paralyzed, the Opposition is, presumably, down. All its candidates will be apparently eliminated by the electoral law, the Constitution, the non-application of the New Year’s Eve Agreement, with this case related, in particular, to the lack of restraint measures or, then, the deposit and the voting machine. On the other side, the Majority sharpens its weapons. So tempted that anyone, Kabila could withdraw, at least this time, using a dolphin, just to play his score. The duel with the knives will be, with regard to the table so impressive, candidates of the Opposition to be declassed, easier for the Majority, if the Opposition does not take itself seriously. And the church? What will she do? Hard to say. Nevertheless, in this highly political game, she, who obviously has no ambition to take the place of the State, nor to seize the mysteries of power, would have only a veiled support to the one that Kabila would line up in the race.

    Train in motion

    On Saturday, December 30, mid-day of the day before the missed meeting of December 31, 2017, Nangaa, the President of the Central Electoral, said, bluntly, that the train of the electoral process was about to leave the station . And that political actors, regardless of their political tendencies and sensibilities, should, in principle, take all the necessary measures to deal with them.

    On that day, in fact, while he was trying to convince the media gathered for the occasion, at the House of Elections – in the former Kin Mazière, he, Corneille Nangaa, in view of all the legal and technical arsenal within reach, no longer saw why we could still talk about the postponement of elections.

    That is why, he insisted, it was time to drive away pessimism, to get rid of hesitations and, above all, to make a firm commitment to the now open way of elections. Thus, he believed that all those who, by far or near, think otherwise, seek to nucleate or derail the electoral process, by multiplying other incomprehensible ploys, will only blame themselves. Allusion here, to the organizers of the street demonstrations, the protests or protests of all kinds that some politicians champion instead of actually preparing for the elections of December 23, 2018, according to the published calendar, since November 5, 2017 .


    The president of the Independent Electoral Commission, dressed to the nines, said he was ready to organize the elections at the end of December 2018, as he had so well announced in November 2017.

    This time, it will be the right one. Because, nothing can stop the process. The much-requested calendar is there. The electoral law has been examined and promulgated. The small delay recorded when the publication of the latter will have no impact on the progress of the process, he argued.

    Moreover, Budget 2018 devotes approximately US $ 500 million to pre-election, election and post-election operations. At the end of January 2018, the electoral roll will be finalized and published. Right after that, that file will be submitted, as people wanted, to the audit. In June, the CENI will convene the electorate, at the same time as it will enlist Congolese from abroad.

    In the meantime, the law on the distribution of seats will have been examined, adopted and possibly even promulgated. The figures of Congolese living abroad will have no bearing on the distribution of seats insofar as they are not concerned by the national legislative elections, nor even involved in the choice of provincial, local, municipal, etc. deputies. From where, they will be enlisted, according to which the host countries will facilitate the task with the CENI.


    According to Nangaa, the series of elections which, since 2016 and 2017, has been talking and puzzling the Congolese, will take a new turn. Because, in June 2018 and September 2018, the month of the launching of the electoral campaign, CENI will strive for the exercise of the publication of provisional and definitive lists in order to prepare for the most urgent and to no longer lend the side to the fishermen in troubled waters, to let the chances of rising tensions and other political and intellectual masturbations with superfluous content prosper.

    According to him, the democratic alternation, the management of the country and the change will, from now on, at the end of a bitter fight for which the serious competitors will be entitled, he reassured.

    Joram Jojo

    Evaluation of events in the city of Kinshasa and some settlements in the interior of the country

    To stop the cycle of violence in prospect for this year 2018, and prevent the organizers of the march of December 31 to re-offend, the government asks the court to seize the file and establish responsibilities. The respect of the Law goes before the considerations of expediency ”. This is the extract from the minutes of the 7th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Friday, January 5, 2018 under the leadership of Bruno Tshibala, the Prime Minister of R & D. Congo. Also, in the same vein, the Government reaffirms the secular character of the Congo State and reassures the population that it will spare no effort to preserve and maintain the hard-won peace throughout the National Territory to allow the continuation of the electoral process in progress. In the same package, the Government quotes Cardinal Monsengwo as being offensive to the Congolese authorities. Anyway, he salutes the bravery of the police and the maturity of the Congolese people who did not let themselves be manipulated. To read the report, below, we have the clear impression that all these so-called peaceful demonstrations in no way affect the Government’s determination to set the scene for the holding of the elections, despite all the constraints which the process is facing.


    Friday, 05 January 2018

    The seventh regular meeting of the Council of Ministers was held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Government building under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, HE Bruno TSHIBALA NZENZHE.

    Only one item was on the agenda: “Evaluation of events in the city of Kinshasa and some settlements in the interior of the country, December 31, 2017”.

    The meeting begins with the presentation of the 2018 New Year greetings to members of the Government by the Prime Minister Head of Government on behalf of the President of the Republic Head of State and on his own behalf.

    After the introductory word of the Prime Minister, Head of Government, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Security, supplemented by the Minister of National Defense, Veterans Affairs and Reinsertion, presented to the Council of Ministers the state of the security situation throughout the national territory.

    It follows that the security situation is calm throughout the National Territory, but slightly disturbed on December 31, 2017 following the movement launched by the Lay Committee of Coordination of the Catholic Church with the support of the former President of the National Sovereign Conference and Honorary President of the High Council of the Republic, Transitional Parliament and some political parties of the opposition. Many parishes and Catholic dioceses as well as many political and civil society actors have not followed this movement and have privileged to work for peace on the last day of 2017.

    As regards the balance sheet, we note:

    – In Kinshasa: 4 dead among civilians and 1 policeman. These deaths have no connection with the demonstrations of 31 December. There are also 77 troublemakers who were arrested and released after their hearing.

    – In Kananga: in the night of 30 to 31 December 2017, thirty people claiming Kamwina Nsapu movement who wanted to enter the city to participate in the march of December 31 were neutralized by the police; the balance is one dead on the side of the attackers.

    In his conference held on January 2, 2018, the former President of the National Sovereign Conference and Honorary President of the High Council of the Republic, Transitional Parliament, Monsignor Laurent Monsengwo, because it is him , made insulting remarks to the leaders of the country as well as the police force. In this regard, the Government of the Republic, which can not accept that such comments come from a Minister of God, for his part, through his spokesperson, praised the bravery of the police and the maturity of the Congolese people who did not let themselves be manipulated.

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Security, subsequently informed the Government of the other events planned by the same Lay Committee of Coordination of the Catholic Church and its inspirer who want to bring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo in a cycle of violence to disrupt the ongoing electoral process.

    After debate and deliberation, the Government of the Republic

    Strongly condemned the events that occurred on December 31, 2017 and warned the organizers against any recurrence.
    recalled that the freedom to demonstrate in the DRC must comply with the Constitution, laws and regulations of the Republic and international commitments including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Charter of the African Union of Human Rights. Man and people, who insist on the maintenance of public order in all manifestations.
    insisted on the Secularity of the Congolese State as stipulated in article 1, paragraph 1 of the Constitution: “the Democratic Republic of Congo is, within its borders of June 30, 1960, a state of law, independent, sovereign, united and indivisible , social, democratic and secular … ” Therefore, there can not be an alliance between the state and one church at the expense of others, just as there can be no alliance between the sword and the sword. The Government recalls this principle and invites all churches to Neutrality.
    To stop the cycle of violence in prospect for this year 2018, and prevent the organizers of the march of December 31 to re-offend, the government asks the court to seize the file and establish responsibilities. The respect of the Law goes before the considerations of expediency.
    Finally, the Government of the Republic reassures the population that it will spare no effort to preserve and maintain the hard-won peace throughout the National Territory to allow the continuation of the electoral process under way.
    Continuing his communication, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Security, informed the Council of Ministers of the damage caused by the torrential rain that fell in the City of Kinshasa Province on the night of Wednesday 03 to Thursday January 04, 2018.

    Taking the floor, the Minister of National Solidarity and Humanitarian Actions presented the highlights, the provisional assessment and the intervention strategies in relation to this natural disaster, the damage of which is as follows:

    – 37 people dead and several people injured.

    – Flooding of the land and the high voltage substation of the National Electricity Company at the Funa level, which led to power cuts and the breakdown of water supply in certain districts of Kinshasa.

    – Landslide

    – 5,100 houses flooded whose orphanage “the Heart of a mother”.

    – 192 houses collapsed

    All of this has displaced several thousand people to host families while waiting for the water level to drop.

    To this end, the President of the Republic offers his condolences to all the bereaved families and his compassion to all those affected. He instructed the Government to observe two days of national mourning on Monday 08 and Tuesday 09 January 2018 in memory of all those who died.

    Ministers of National Solidarity and Humanitarian Actions, Social Affairs, Health, Territorial Planning and Renovation of the City, Land Affairs, Urban Planning and Housing as well as Infrastructure, Public Works and Reconstruction , have each been responsible for taking immediate steps to support and accompany the victims but also to control and control the subsequent floods as a significant rainfall will be observed until the end of March 2018.

    Begun at 10:00, the seventh regular meeting of the Council of Ministers ended at 13:45.

    For the Minister of Communication and Media

    Government spokesman, prevented,


    Minister of Territorial Planning and Renovation of the City

    Joram Jojo

    Youth is the very future of a nation. Francine Muyumba has, without a doubt, understood this truth. Thus, this lady who is the pride of the pan-African youth, during her meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Security, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, on January 5, 2018 in Kinshasa, pleaded for a complete integration of Congolese youth in the territorial DRC. Congo.

    The marginalization of youth in business in the Democratic Republic of Congo is more than obvious. To penetrate this reality, it suffices, quite simply, to make a tour in various institutions of the Republic. Here and there, there is no question of providing enough effort to see these old people, most of whom have already reached the age of retirement.

    Attentive to all the issues affecting the African youth, especially the country, the President of the Pan African Youth Union, Mrs. Francine Muyumba, came out of her silence. In this perspective, Francine Muyumba’s message was clear to VPM Emmanuel Shadary.

    In any case, for her, in addition to her involvement in the territorial, this youth must also have the opportunity to access all positions of responsibility in the institutions of the Republic. This, to revive the process of development of the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, what to expect from the Congolese youth facing electoral issues in perspective in DRC. Congo? In fact, young people must join responsible political parties and / or advocate for the creation of strong associations to face the next elections in DRC. Congo is what can be extracted from a certain political opinion, especially since the positions of responsibility in a country have never been a gift for the youth. However, it must be said that the Congolese youth is dynamic, but above all responsible. At this stage, it should simply become aware and fight for its future and for the future of DRC. Congo, land bequeathed to him by his ancestors.

    Joram Jojo

    Beyond the confrontation, those who promote democracy and fight for the elections accept the calendar published by the CENI in respect of the agreements that the others use only as an alibi to facilitate the recolonisation of our country, using of our own alienated compatriots, therefore unable to grasp the real terms of the stakes. Today, defending the dignity of the Republic means preaching peace by scrupulously respecting the institutions and, in particular, the electoral calendar drawn up in complete independence by CENI compatriots and specialists, “argues a pro-majority analyst. , in a free tribune, returns on the failures of the march of December 31, 2017, the aims and the intrusion of the Catholic clergy whose statement thunderous of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, will have been only one of the hidden faces of a vast plot against the RDC authorities. Congo. In this same reflection, he denounces, in passing, this history of recolonisation which the spectre of a poorly arranged insurrection was barely foiled that day. The war of numbers around the number of deaths that followed, reveals, in his opinion, the famous plan to tarnish the image of RDC. Congo and lay anathema on its rulers.

    To wish a carnage is diabolical

    The plot concocted to put the Democratic Republic of Congo to fire at the occasion of a false march “peaceful” but which, in reality, “warlike” of this Sunday, December 31, 2017, did not reach its objective .

    Prepared by so-called Catholic laity, with the blessing of a small section of the national Catholic episcopate, the dismal machination flopped.

    The Catholic Christian people of Kinshasa did not follow the call and the other religious denominations did not accompany the plot. Opposition activists, whose parties had yet assured the clergy of their participation, were invisible. Several bishops across the country have visibly disassociated themselves from Kinshasa’s clergy’s attempt to install disorder to facilitate the taking of power by force.

    While press releases written in advance anticipated dozens of the dead, it was not so. The record of five deaths, while deplorable, is very far from what the enemies of peace would have liked.

    After perorating on a record of 12 dead, our opponents admit the balance of 5 dead. In addition, none of the people who lost their lives on December 31, 2017 knew this fate in the context of the aforementioned march.

    What was the purpose of the event?

    In trying to mobilise the 160 Catholic parishes of Kinshasa, the plotters, hidden under the acronym of a laity organisation, legally nonexistent, hoped to fill the streets of the Congolese capital with a huge crowd demanding the departure of Joseph Kabila. In apparent peace, the avowed objective and declared in advance was to install, by this coup, a new political regime that had already found its name: “Transition without KABILA.”

    The strategy was sufficiently prepared. While some Christians were attending masses in the churches, gangs of thugs, led by activists from radical opposition political parties, were waiting outside, not far from the churches, to expand the ranks of the Christians who were to go to the Palace of the Nation, to proclaim the beginning of the famous and subversive “Transition without KABILA”.

    A few days earlier, the security forces had dismantled a network of men preparing to accompany this insurgency militarily. The killing of a policeman by militiamen Kamuina Nsapu on the day of the events confirms the rebellious nature of the project. A special insurrection monitoring headquarters, composed of the said Christian laity, politicians and some prelates, met regularly at the Lindonge Center in Kinshasa to coordinate the operations.

    Part of the strategy was described in a document generously distributed throughout Kinshasa, the day before the event. This page explained to the participants the techniques and attitudes to adopt in the face of the police, in order to discourage them.

    Since the proclamation of the “Transition without KABILA”, headed by Cardinal Laurent MONSENGWO, all the international press in the pay of those who want to resubmit Congo to colonialism of a new type would have started to launch appeals for the support of the new regime. In case of necessity, foreign troops would have come to lend a hand to the insurrection.

    The vanity, that I say, the verbal brutality and vulgarity, heard after these serious incidents testify to the deep disappointment of the sponsors in the face of their bitter failure.

    January 4, 2018: the echo of insurrection

    As to extend the echo of the failed insurgency of December 31, 2017, and to confirm his membership of the Congolese opposition, Laurent Cardinal MONSENGWO met on Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Congolese opposition leaders at the Notre Cathedral Lady of Congo.

    By this gathering of a symbolism which does not deceive anyone, the Prelate has ostensibly shown to the Congolese and to the whole world, the use he wants to make of the Catholic Church. From now on, and under his leadership, the Roman Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is directly involved in the fight between those whose job is politics. Unfortunately by this act with incalculable consequences, the Archbishop of Kinshasa devalues ​​the Church and makes this august institution lose its traditional role of conciliator.

    In fact, January 4, 2018 will remain in the memory of the Congolese as the day of an insult extremely serious, a betrayal. Stunned, the Catholic faithful have heard the old prelate put on the same historical and symbolic level, the events of January 4, 1959 and those of December 31, 2017. There is here a real swindle, both historically and politically.

    On January 4, 1959, the Congolese people revolted against a colonization supported by the Catholic Church. Nearly 60 years later, still under the same influences, on December 31, 2017, a handful of Catholics wanted to overthrow a legitimately installed power, on the pretext that it is no longer appropriate for Belgian conservatives. On January 4, 2018, the Catholic Church attempted to form an opposition aimed at resubmitting the country to a new form of colonization.

    It is shameful that the man who claims to be the “best” of his generation, and who treats others as “mediocre,” lets himself go so low in the treachery of both history and the future of his country.

    What do those who fight against nationalists seek?

    The press submitted to the enemies of the DRC keeps repeating to anyone who wants to hear that the purpose of the demonstration, presented as peaceful, Sunday, December 31, 2017 was to bring the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the New Year’s Eve Agreement. In fact, the goal of the Mafia, which wants to recolonize the DRC, is very far from any concern to organize the elections. The aim of these adversaries was to make every effort to impose, by force, at the head of our country a team of men at the service of interests directly related to the high international finance, wanting to control the natural resources of our country . The choice made by this mafia on Mr. Moïse KATUMBI, former Governor of the defunct mining province of Katanga is not the work of chance.

    Like the maneuvers of 1960, which led to the death of Patrice-Emery LUMUMBA, the former colonial power has chosen another Moise he wants to impose Congolese with or without elections.

    We must defend the dignity of the Republic

    The fight imposed today by the valets of the international high finance does not concern the democracy. It is not intended to respect the 2016 New Year’s Eve agreements.

    No, here it is worth remembering that the plotters of the island of Gorée, since their black mass from 12 to 15 December 2015, have not changed goals but strategies. After the failures of the dead cities days, the anti-dialog fronts, they now begin a directly more violent phase. We are in full subversion.

    In this confrontation, those who promote democracy and fight for the elections accept the calendar published by the CENI in the respect of the agreements that the others only use as an alibi to facilitate the recolonization of our country, with the help of our own alienated compatriots, therefore unable to grasp the real terms of the stakes.

    Today, defending the dignity of the Republic means preaching peace by scrupulously respecting the institutions and, in particular, the electoral calendar drawn up in complete independence by our compatriots and specialists in the CENI.

    Dignity will never consist in submission to the diktats of a Crusade whose brain is located in Brussels. In today’s circumstances, mediocrity remains on the side of those who do not know how to sacrifice for the dignity of their country.

    Joram Jojo


    KINSHASA, JANUARY 03, 2018

    At the beginning of the year 2018, I would like to send my wishes of happiness, success and prosperity to your corporation, to each of you and to your respective families. My wishes would probably have been much more enthusiastic if the year 2017 had ended in beauty, without radicalized extremists having decided to use the painstaking electoral process underway to rot the life of the nation for the benefit of their people. petty – bourgeois ambitions titillated by foreign networks of influence nostalgic of a past past.

    Indeed, a ghostly “Laïc Coordination Committee” with no fixed address as evidenced by his letter of December 27, 2017 to the governor of the city of Kinshasa was invited on the political scene to recover a mobilization launched by Opposition extremists who promised anyone who wanted to hear them the apocalypse on December 31, 2017 when the Congolese were preparing for the festivities of New Year’s Eve that have always been a moment of family and social conviviality.

    Faced with the maturity of the Congolese people and the vigilance of our security forces, the maneuver ended in water boudin not without a few incidents here and there on which the National Police has clearly explained yesterday in the sober style which is his.

    Given the record of these events that we have all experienced, the Government wishes to congratulate the police and security forces who, throughout the national territory, have respected the watchword of rigor, firmness and compliance international humanitarian law in the management of those events.

    The Government also notes with satisfaction the responsibility of the Congolese people who have lost that credulity on which the agitators intended to destabilize our country in the best interests that are far from ours.

    Because what does the report of the Police tell us about this? That on the fifty dioceses of the DRC, only 2, Kinshasa and Kamina responded to the calls for the provocation of disorders launched by extremist clergy hidden behind the famous Lay Committee of Coordination. In the details, in the archdiocese of Kinshasa, about ten parishes out of 132, and in the diocese of Kamina a parish on several tens.

    Regarding the human toll, according to the Congolese National Police, 5 cases of death by violent death are reported on December 31 in Kinshasa and Kananga respectively; cases that have no causal link with the uncontrolled marches projected by the Lay Committee of Coordination and to which the local authorities objected for valid reasons.

    Admittedly, there were 88 troublemakers apprehended (77 in Kinshasa and 11 in Kamina). However, they were all expanded after interrogation at various police stations.

    The dreams of the big night or the hecatomb caressed by the initiators of these programmed disorders have thus collapsed like a house of cards.

    On behalf of the Government, I would like to reiterate the police call for witnesses to anyone who has any other information on the results of these events to make them available to the investigators.

    In any case, this is what we expected from the authorities of the dioceses of Kinshasa and Kamina. But curiously, it is a political declaration of a rare violence that was made by the Cardinal-Archbishop of Kinshasa.

    We find a little bit of everything in this statement of the diocesan authority of Kinshasa except for facts reversing the report presented by the National Police. The paradox that runs through his press release raises more concerns than it clarifies the position of a group of clergymen who seem to have deliberately chosen to stand behind some stubborn politicians in their dream of seizing political power by d other ways than the ballot boxes, thus refuting the common rules of the political game. The cardinal’s terrible and perhaps involuntary confession, which denounces itself “the instrumentalization of religious liberty to conceal hidden interests”, is symptomatic of this kind of self-projection characteristic of this vitriolic communique, coupled with insults and other words. unnecessarily excessive in the speech of a personality of his rank and level.

    Indeed, at the same time that the Archbishop of Kinshasa rightly claims “a Congo of values ​​and not antivaleurs”, while “asking both to show wisdom and restraint”, the one that we has known otherwise more weighted the apostle suddenly utters insults and other names of birds which he gratifies some of his compatriots, in this case the democratically elected leaders of this country he called “liars, incapable, of gravediggers of liberty “and so on, without forgetting our forces of order, thanks to the sacrifice of which he can peacefully accomplish his ministry, described as” so-called valiant men in uniform “. An insult that our defense and security forces do not deserve, far from it.

    While pastor the Cardinal invokes a lasting peace for the DRC, by an attitude of contempt and rejection, he also incites the Congolese to hatred and confrontation in opposing each other by a bellicose speech to the It is a combatant’s accent since he willingly endorses the status of a crusader with the vocabulary of the revolutionaries of the Arab Spring: “that the mediocre (sic!) give off”, an expression of the hidden intention of thus delivering some leaders to the popular vengeance. This is certainly not the best way to pacify the minds.

    All this gratuitous verbal violence that can fuel the ‘climate of fear, excitement and uncertainty’ that the Cardinal himself is woefully lamenting is the result of inciting civil disobedience to the ban. expressly motivated by these marches not coordinated by the municipal authorities who considered them inappropriate because, inter alia, the justifying reason for the said events namely, the requirement of the application of the New Year’s Eve agreement was not applicable to the extent where the application of the said agreement is in full maturity, except for fishermen in troubled waters.

    Therefore, how to justify that the agreement of December 31, 2016 which clearly marked the way for peaceful elections and whose calendar is now known to all, in addition to the updating of the electoral register and the establishment of a Union Government, not to mention the appointment of a follow-up Committee, still serve as a pretext for disturbing public order?

    It is also an opportunity to recall that the rule of law to which the Catholic prelate refers in his communiqué certainly favors rights and freedoms, but does not absolve both of them from their responsibilities.

    The Cardinal would have been more inspired to recognize, contrary to his assertion, that the socio-political malaise that runs through our country did not originate from an alleged non-application of the New Year’s Eve agreement, but rather, again, this systematic political obstinacy of some behind whom he seems to have chosen to align for reasons better known to himself and of which we know that they are controlled by interest groups without love of the Congolese people and in constant search of alibis to discredit and overthrow Congolese state institutions in order to “pick up” power by any means, preferably undemocratic.

    It is unfair on the part of the Cardinal to ignore the professionalism of our law enforcement agencies, which did not cause any loss of life among the handful of faithful who tried to demonstrate violently with religious insignia in Kinshasa or those of a radicalized political party in Kamina. As for the terrorists and looters who in their way wanted to exploit the vagueness that the Lay Coordination Committee was trying to create, it was thanks to the bravery of our valiant men in uniform that they could not sow more desolation in this fateful day of December 31, 2017. Their deserved fate is not to be pitied as is that of the policeman Mafufu Athanase, shot in the course of the attack of the Commissariat Communal de Masina by a cell of terrorists Kamwina Nsapu and on the lot from which his Eminence keeps a deafening silence.

    It is unfortunate that the Cardinal descended into the gutters by treating his political opponents as “poor leaders”. From him, we would have expected more polished epithets.

    With regard to this crude accusation of “mediocrity”, the Government reaffirms that it does not need to be ashamed of the results of these two last legislatures, which is generally satisfactory, unless the Archdiocese of Kinshasa can cite a single field in which the country has regressed in the last fifteen years.

    With regard to the “disengagement” to which he seemed so attached, the Government pointed out that the Arab countries in which he had been experimented were not doing better. One only has to see the current state of Libya, which has lost it until its existence, and that of Egypt, which, in renouncing it, is in full rebirth.

    The failure of the coalition of all the radical opposition forces in their entirety during the mobilization for the planned march on December 31, 2017 allows the Government to take seriously the quiet strength of the silent majority of Congolese who refused to subscribe to the insurrectional scheme.

    The Government dares to hope that the Catholic Church with which it has just signed a Framework Agreement on matters of common interest will have the strength to break with its old philosophy which had made it a zealous auxiliary to Belgian colonization. in our country, by contributing to the physical elimination of all those who have served as identity markers for our people, such as Kimpa Vita, Simon Kimbangu or Patrice-Emery Lumumba.

    It can never be said enough, today the Congolese people need firefighters more than firefighters. If we want peace, if we want the consolidation of democratic gains and the rule of law, the best way to achieve this is to pacify the minds by refusing to stir up violence or add oil to fire. All speeches must converge towards the same goal: to invite each other to prepare for the elections scheduled for this 2018 year for which I reiterate my best wishes.

    Happy new year to each and everyone, a great success in your individual and collective projects.

    Thank you.


    Minister of Communication and Media

    Government Spokesperson

    Joram Jojo

    angry women of Congolese dead soldiers, want to be paid their pay

    Congolese dead military wives, want to be paid, the pay of their husbands who died two or three years ago on the front line. And yet, some of them have already remarried and lost the status of widows. Still others have fallen victim to the bad faith of some officers.

    Claiming to be paid more than two years of arrears of pay, a hundred wives of the military showed their anger Wednesday, January 3, 2017 in Beni. The protesters took to the streets of the PAIDA district towards the town hall towards Beni. They demanded the pay of their dead husbands on the front line. Hold ! It has been for a few days now that the soldiers of the thirty-fourth military region have been receiving their pay. According to the angry women, only the “living” military receive pay. In this state of affairs, the women of the soldiers who died on the battlefield decided to show their anger. According to the same sources, they alone can no longer bear the burden of their households. Joséphine Laila, one of them said that many of these women came from other provinces of the country and do not have families in the city of Beni that could possibly help them. This is how they engage in begging and other small trades throughout the city to survive. Still others give themselves up to prostitution and the sale of narcotics, while others survive the good faith of the faithful of their respective churches. The education of their children is seriously mortgaged, she continues. A woman, the wife of a sergeant, confesses to seeing nothing more of her husband since the death of General Bauma, of whom the deceased sergeant was a bodyguard. Another wife of another sergeant who died in the fight against the M23 with whom she had three children said she was reduced to doing the right thing to survive.

    Confused situation

    For his part, the spokesman for SOKOLA I South operations in the 34th military region refutes these allegations. At the same time, our source makes two revelations in its analysis of the situation. First, there are ill-intentioned officers who sell the records of dead soldiers to women who later come to claim widows and ask for their pay. Some women, on the other hand, are widowed two, three or more times, while each marriage erases the status preceding widowhood. In the case of women whose answers come “NOT SEEN”, Lieutenant Jules Ngongo reassures that it is an administrative problem, these women can be in their right but had to miss the controls, he calls them to the patience because the Staff 34th Military Region takes care of it.

    Joram Jojo

    Those who appear before this Court and whom you defend are ADF that the Fardc had to capture

    * Very disappointed, the public of Beni denounces the allegations without proof of the massacres charges against, Brigadier General Muhindo Akili Mundos.

    A public thirsty for the truth about the massacres of the innocent civilians returned home very disappointed after the appearance of the instructors who charged every day General Brigade Muhindo Akili Mundos. Called to provide evidence of their allegations on General Mundos and Fardc, the informants distinguished themselves in the peddling of false news and rumor. Moreover, Oscar Lusenge Kihundu, who had said loud and clear that he had been asked four times by General Mundos to be part of the team of slaughterers. To the question of the Court describing the meeting places with General Mundos, Mr. Oscar Lusenge lost himself in an illusory description of the Rock Hotel. He insisted that he was received around the pool at this hotel twice. The public could not believe it. Rock hotel does not have a pool. And so, Oscar Lusenge had made this story. Of two, when he gives the dates of said meetings, he is caught up by his editing. On these dates, General Mundos is in the front line determined to do battle with ADF Islamists. It is during this period that the Fardc will take Madina, the headquarters of the ADF. Subsequently, General Mundos was traveling in May 2014. Oscar Lusenge Kihundu lied with clear intent to harm. Oscar Lusenge was in custody at Goma Prison, pursued in the murder of a guard’s wife by that of his three-month-old baby by choking on a rope.

    The public’s disappointment did not stop with Oscar Lusenge. The informants Me Jean-Paul Paluku Ngahangondi and Emmanuel Thembo Kalimuli, Academic Secretary General at ISTAD / Beni, declared, in front of an astonished public, that their sources and evidence against General Mundos and Fardc, these were the statements of the RCD / K-ML National President and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Joseph Kabila, Mr. Mbusa Nyamwisi and an American. Even before General Mundos appeared, the public had understood that he was the object of a cabal built from scratch to harm his person. Brigadier General Charles Muhindo Akili Mundos, however, responded to some of the defense’s concerns, including the identity of the slaughterers. Who are the slaughterers, according to you who have commanded the front at one time, asked for a lawyer? General Mundos’ response was clear: “the slaughterers are the ADF Islamists and their allies”. He also explained that in the places where his troops from the 31st Brigade were deployed, there had never been massacres until their withdrawal. Watalinga, Kaynama and the front Nadui or Madina. Responding to those who say that the FARDC never caught a single ADF terrorist, General Mundos made the facts speak: “Those who appear before this Court and whom you defend are ADF that the Fardc had to capture. . And most, during fights. “

    Having informed the Court on certain aspects of the war against the ADF, General Mundos returned to his post after two weeks of judicial gymnastics. As for the informants filled with ridicule, some have had time to escape such Jean-Paul Paluku Ngahangondi, national president of the Ongdh Convention for the Respect of Human Rights (CRDH), journalists Christian Kahindo Muke and Isaiah Musayi Katahvu who participated in the demoralization campaign of troops at the front through the reports of the Study Group on Congo (GEC). It has been shown that many reports of Western experts are full of untruths for the sole purpose of harming officers and destroying the national army, the Fardc.

    One can measure the harm that some compatriots are causing to the nation simply because they serve foreigners or politicians in need of positioning.

    Joram Jojo

    arrested and transferred to the Kinshasa / Matete prosecutor's office

    They were arrested and transferred to the Kinshasa / Matete prosecutor’s office last December. This, on instruction of the Special Adviser of the Head of State on good governance and the fight against corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. These are MM. Narcisse Lembo, Dido Ilembwe, Adolphe Mabulena, Joseph Kiyanga respectively, Dg and DGA of the DGRK, General Secretary for Urban Planning and Habitat, High Executive at the ACGT, to name a few.

    They had been criticized, according to sources close to the Matete prosecutor’s office, a whole anthology of grievances including: forgery, corruption and embezzlement of public goods valued in millions of dollars with multiple parallel accounts. But, curiously, the latest news, we learn, all these people were relaxed. Their files would have become curiously empty. What would be the basis of this reversal of the situation when it was clearly stated that “the files of these Kuluna ties are the result of investigations by the judicial police officers attached to the services of the Special?” . This is the question that teases the lucid minds and rests the eternal problematic of the real limits, the powers of the Special and the Work of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic.

    Indeed, by revisiting the Ordinance n ° 16/065 of July 14, 2016 on the organization and functioning of the services of the Special Advisor of the Head of State in matters of good governance and the fight against corruption, the laundering of capital and the terrorist financing, especially in Article 2 (3), it is clearly stipulated that the Head of State’s Special Adviser on the fight against corruption is responsible for ” collaborating with the Inspectorate General of Finance, the national unit of Financial Information and other control services to open preparatory investigations and preliminary to the referral to the judicial authorities on cases of corruption, bribery, misappropriation of public funds, fraud … ”.

    Would this provision be confusing? Difficult, anyway, to answer this question. For legal scholars, it is not so. Because, normally, they say, after investigations of the services of the Special, it is up to him to rely on the Prosecutor General of the Republic, as soon as there are indications, so that the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic opens an investigation of the file. Otherwise, what use would these arrests made with great media coverage, to release, at the end, the incriminated, so messy their criminal records, to recognize, after all, that their records are empty?

    If, a priori, the powers of the special are misinterpreted by the intelligentsia of power, like the Secretary General of the PPRD as well as the Deputy Secretary General of the Presidential Majority who, after the arrests of the personalities mentioned above incriminated , denied to the Special, the quality to stop and imprison the Kuluna cravatés, what about the ordinary citizen who, with the actions of Special Luzolo, believed in the end of impunity in the DRC ?

    A law practitioner thinks it’s time for the procedure, the real one, to be followed step by step. Because a criminal, of the worst kind, always enjoys the principle of the presumption of innocence. It is up to him to conclude that we will never take the Republic seriously if, today, we stop “mafia” after a strong media campaign and that the next day, the same people are released because their records were not well-knotted, and by some unknown magic wand, immediately become empty.

    Joram Jojo

    Thomas Luhaka calls the population not to give in to the manipulation of the politicians

    No to any mass manipulation in the country. The culture of violence must be banned, a question of paving the way for the upcoming elections. ” Let’s go to elections ” is the only strong message from the Liberal Movement’s moral authority, Thomas Luhaka, from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Faced with members of his political party, this political leader Rd. Congolese, at the national headquarters of his political party, located on Triomphal Boulevard in Kinshasa, called for appeasement. Supporting the electoral law, the electoral calendar published by the CENI, he sent a clear message. That the population can not be deceived, or even manipulated, by politicians who hold hidden agendas and who benefit from coming into play behind the actions planned by the Catholic Church, particularly by the Lay Committee on Coordination.

    For Thomas Luhaka, we must go to the elections and not give in to other sirens. ” With God, we will do feats ”! It is on this idea that the credo of the Liberal Movement, the work of this political leader, is based. To be honest, this was his first release since the beginning of 2018. Thus, he took the opportunity to wish his best wishes to the members of the Liberal Movement. Health, blessing, are the essence of the words out of his mouth in this regard. Understand that Thomas Luhaka could not do without the political issues of the day in the country. Hold! On this occasion, he spoke about the important issues that directly affect the current situation in R & D. Congo. In this section, he spoke about electoral law, the electoral calendar and the march convened by the Lay Committee of Coordination on December 31, 2017.

    Election Act

    In his speech, the boss of the ML reminded the notion of democracy. In any case for the latter, democracy also refers to the regular organisation of elections. From this exercise, becomes president only that which is chosen by the people, such is the case for our country for example, he explained. Amazing thing. With regard to this democracy, DR. Congo is the only country in the world that has 700 political parties, exclaimed Thomas Luhaka. Why does he support the electoral law? This device cleans up the political sphere in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which sphere is peppered with several political parties often sackcloth, siblings etc. In total, it will be necessary to note to date, 700 political parties in R & D. Congo, a figure that could easily reach 1000 in the run-up to elections on December 23, 2018 in the country, dixit Luhaka. For him, this law will simplify this overload of political parties, by requiring them to meet in a political platform, which will also facilitate these parties to reach the threshold of 1%, as provided by this electoral law.

    For Thomas Luhaka, the challenge of this calendar by some is simply justified by the fear of going to the elections. They are afraid because this is not an easy exercise, he argued. Also, it must be said that the conditions to reach the bases are painful. Because, there is a problem related to the lack of infrastructures. To him to add that despite this, the results remain random, that is to say, beat campaign and not win at the end. For him, it is, among other things, these problems that push some to find any means to keep the elections away from the Government’s goal. In this perspective, the debate around the electoral calendar would be a loophole according to ML. For Thomas Luhaka, the consensus sought by some has already been found within the CENI, to the point where this document was approved in a plenary, with the support of all the political party delegates that counts this body of support to democracy in DR. Congo.

    March of the laity

    With regard to this question, Thomas Luhaka recalled that the Agreement of December 31, 2016 for which the Catholic Christians walked on December 31, 2017 is clear on the subject of the Head of State. One, the Head of State remains in power until the election of the new President of the Republic. Two, the sharing of public management has been done. Three, in terms of setting up a follow-up structure for this agreement, the CNSA is there, operational.

    From what precedes, Thomas Luhaka calls the population not to give in to the manipulation of the politicians who profit from the actions of the Church to play their political games.

    Joram Jojo


    The story of the march of December 31, 2017 continues to fuel the political saga in R & D. Congo. It looks like it’s hard to turn the page and look to other horizons. But since this is the reality, it is necessary to dwell on it. Yesterday, indeed, CENCO returned to the charge to give its version of the facts on all that is told around the statements of the Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Archbishop of Kinshasa, of the secularity of the State, the position of the Catholic Church in the face of recent events on the sidelines of the December 31, 2017 march. While denouncing what it calls the “demonization” against the Cardinal, CENCO reiterates, however, its support. It also calls for respect for the rights to peaceful demonstrations, for the freedom of religion guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic, in Article 26, and for the respect and consideration due to the ecclesiastical authorities. CENCO also denounces any attempt to divide the Congolese Episcopate for political purposes and warns that it can not be split, as happens very often with political parties. Therefore, “the Bishops members of CENCO remain in solidarity with one another in an effective and emotional communion,” it is stated in the statement below.


    1. On December 31, 2017, the Lay Coordination Committee (CLC), an association recognized by the competent ecclesial authority in the Archdiocese of Kinshasa, challenged by the pastoral messages of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), organized a peaceful and non-violent march to demand the effective, full and good faith implementation of the Comprehensive and Inclusive Political Agreement of 31 December 2016.

    In the aftermath of this peaceful march, also followed in some provinces, the Apostolic Nuncio issued a communiqué reminding public opinion: “the right of every baptized Catholic to form an association and to promote initiatives that are in harmony with the mission of the Church. The promotion of social justice and the defense of citizens’ civil and political rights are an integral part of the Church’s Social Doctrine “[1].
    CENCO also issued a statement expressing outrage and condemning the violent and bloody crackdown by the police against the demonstrators, as well as expressing its compassion and spiritual closeness to the victims and their loved ones ( see Communiqué of January 2, 2018).
    In turn, His Eminence Laurent Cardinal MONSENGWO, in the state of mind of a father faced with the mistreatment inflicted on his sons and daughters, some of whom died, rightly raised the tone to lambate the perpetrators of these unbearable acts.
    Since then, there has been a campaign of intoxication, disinformation and even defamation orchestrated even by officials of the Institutions of the Republic against the Catholic Church and its hierarchy. The Congolese people witness it. This is unacceptable ! This campaign of contempt is particularly aimed at the authority of His Eminence Laurent Cardinal MONSENGWO, wrongly considered as instigator of actions aimed at destabilizing the institutions in place and wanting to seize power. We demand proof of these serious charges against him.

    CENCO disapproves of the demonization voluntarily distilled at the place of His Eminence the Cardinal, Archbishop of Kinshasa and Member of the Council of the nine Cardinals chosen by Pope Francis for the government of the universal Church. She reaffirms her full support and closeness.
    In the positions of the CENCO, some oppose the principle of secularism of the Congolese state, others advocate the notion of neutrality of the Church. It should be remembered that the secular character of the Congolese State can not prevent the Catholic Church from fulfilling its mission, that of announcing the Good News of salvation, of being at the service of the Congolese population with a view to respect of the
    human rights and human dignity essential to its well-being and integral development.
    Indeed, “the Church which, by its nature, has the right to intervene in questions of faith and morals, can take a position on politics” [2] in order “to exercise its solicitude and responsibilities with regard to the man who has been entrusted to him by Christ himself “[3]. It has the right to “make a moral judgment even in matters affecting the political field when the fundamental rights of the person or the salvation of souls require it” [4].
    CENCO calls for respect for the rights to peaceful demonstrations and freedom of worship guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic (see Article 26). It demands the respect and consideration due to the ecclesiastical authorities, in this case the Cardinal Archbishop of Kinshasa, the Apostolic Nuncio in the DR Congo and all the Bishops. It is right and urgent that exemplary sanctions be brought against those who tortured, wounded and killed our fellow citizens, as well as those who deliberately desecrated our churches, holy places dedicated to prayer and encounter with God.
    CENCO also denounces any attempt to divide the Congolese Episcopate orchestrated for political purposes. The Congolese Episcopate can not be divided or split as political parties. Sharing the joys and sorrows of their people, the Bishops members of CENCO remain in solidarity with one another in an effective and emotional communion.
    We ask the Congolese people not to be influenced by this campaign whose authors are superbly ignorant of its suffering. We urge him to remain upright and vigilant, to take his destiny into his own hands and to peacefully block out any attempt at confiscation or seizure of power by undemocratic and unconstitutional means.
    10. God bless the DR Congo and its people.
    Done at Kinshasa, January 11, 2018.

    Marcel UTEMBI TAPA

    Archbishop of KISANGANI

    President of CENCO

    Archbishop of MBANDAKA BIKORO

    Vice President of CENCO

    Joram Jojo


    Much is happening in the Grand Kasaï Foundation, this great socio-cultural association where its president, Denis Kambayi Cimbumbu, has just been elected Governor of Kasaï Central. In anticipation of his scheduled departure for Kananga, Denis Kambayi held a major coordination meeting on Saturday, January 13, at the Saint Denis corridor, in Lemba Super, during which he restructured, swapped and appointed new figures to preside over. and conduct the affairs of Grand Kasai.

    From the outset, Denis Kambayi told his brothers and sisters coordinating that this is a pooling and exchange meeting. He told them about his last stay in Kananga, where he took up his new duties as Provincial Governor after a very active democratic struggle. Denis Kambayi took this opportunity to thank, once again, all members of the Grand Kasai for the brotherhood and the moral and spiritual support. Addressing the point in relation to the new vision of Grand Kasai, its restructuring and its operation, Denis Kambayi announced that the Grand Kasai Foundation will be conducted disarmais by a Coordinator, assisted by three deputy coordinators, and, will follow a Secretary General, a responsible finance, a mobilization officer and so many others. It has revitalized even at the level of the youth of Grand Kasai, in companies, and other related structures. Grand Kasaï is an association that involves all Kassaïen, but all Kasaïen is not a member of Grand Kasaï, he clarified. Here, President Denis Kambayi instructed the newly installed coordinator to start by identifying members: “who is a member and who is not?” It is true, he says, that the founding members are known, but the members must be identified, so that in case of problems, they can benefit in one way or another, a assistance or intervention from the Grand Kasai. This is how the coordination will come out, very soon, of membership cards, where new members will have to join and immediately benefit from a membership card for a small nothing in symbolic way. To guide things, the identification will be common by commune, in universities for students and also in public companies. The coordination will make a kind of re implantation of this association, a big pressure group, which sets new goals. Here, the Grand Kasai will feature its socio-cultural component to take the Kasai people more and put them as always around a table. To do this, President Denis Kambayi insisted on the membership fee and the modalities of the meetings. The coordination of the Grand Kasai will have to meet at least once a week to remain in action and in activity.

    Guidance welcomed by the coordination which is said to be ready to wear high and everywhere, the banner of Grand Kasai: “Being a coordinating member, is a responsibility. We must work directly, even to ensure the visibility of our association, “reacted enthusiastically a member of the coordination. Immediately after, the coordination launched the operation purchase of new membership cards. A new wind will now blow on the Grand Kasai.

    Joram Jojo

    the Catholic Church at Notre Dame Cathedral in Lingwala

    The Requiem Mass on Friday, January 12, organised by the Catholic Church at Notre Dame Cathedral in Lingwala, in memory of the faithful who had died on December 31, after the service, led to a clash between elements of the Congolese National Police and the faithful.

    Between elements of the Congolese National Police and faithful of the Catholic Church, it seems that it’s ” I love you me either ”. However, the Mass convened did indeed take place at the Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo located in the commune of Lingwala. At about 12 o’clock, while the prayer was nearing the end, the participants in the ceremony saw the presence of several jeeps filled with policemen. Avoiding the uprising and the disturbance of public order, the National Police proceeded to launch tear gas and bullets, to disperse and avoid crowds on the main arteries, not far from the place, and this led to scuffles between these and the youth of the Catholic Church. During this clash, we will see some cases of injuries on the side of the faithful Catholics, but the final balance remains unknown. Police speak of two minor injuries.

    Note that these incidents did not leave this area quiet, because the avenue of liberation ex November 24 was deserted vehicles. But, the students were there, waiting to catch a way to get home after school

    Joram Jojo

    Who is Paul Ramazani?

    Magistral! This is what will have been the defense of Paul Ramazani Muluta’s End-of-Cycle Work. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the inspired hill, to understand the University of Kinshasa -Unikin-, this former student henceforth en route to the Court of the experts, of the great, faced an exceptional jury as a crowning of his course at this alma mater. Verdict? Henceforth, Paul Ramazani Muluta is included in the long list of those who have shown their skills to win, before other coveted titles, a degree in international public law and international relations. Subject addressed by this son Ramazani? His work was articulated around the problematic of the “right to the reparation of the victims of the international crimes with the prism of the case the prosecutor” with like case study of the file Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court – ICC-. By sweeping away the burning questions of the jury members, the recipient was able to reveal his acquired knowledge in the light of his university career, which earned him many admiration as well as public acclaim. Hence, did he have a score of 17 out of 20, according to the final score of the members of the jury.

    He was coached by VPM Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, his father, Professor Nehemiah Mwilanya, as well as Asani assistant Emile Bin Ibrahim, supported mainly by the members of his biological family and Youth Future Builder -JBA- , structure of which he is the President. From the top of his platform, Paul Ramazani Muluta has developed his subject by paying particular attention to the issue based on the feverishness presented by the International Criminal Court, as regards the consideration of Article 75 of the Rome Statute, concerning the reparation to grant victims of international crimes. This fruit of the University of Kinshasa, in the quintessence of work, has shown black and white that the attention we give to the victim today is nothing but a reflection of the evolution of the society. According to the recipient, the time of humanity is one that many people call “the time of the victims”. According to Paul Ramazani Muluta, the little touch he brought to the International Criminal Court in his brief is of paramount importance. “There is a parallelism between reparations and impunity in international criminal cases. We believe that when the ICC prosecutor’s office status on facts or allegations that he found on the ground and bring them to the Pre-Trial Chamber for confirmation of charge, if these allegations are not verified or be, if there is not enough evidence to collect all possible crimes for confirmation of charge, there will be impunity. Because, this case creates irreparations at the level of the appeal chamber for precisely the final repair, this is the problem, “says Paul Ramazani before the journalists of La Prosperity, just after defending and knowing the verdict of the jury following the deliberation.

    Who is Paul Ramazani?

    Born on March 26th of a certain year, from the union of Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and Wivine Paipo Ngweli, Paul Ramazani Muluta comes from a large, well-educated family of which he is the eldest of the boys. From his childhood, he has always been considered a scholar by his entourage and budding genius with an intellectual capacity never passing unnoticed in the eyes of ordinary mortals. This is a confidence, wanted without complacency, of a childhood friend of the recipient interviewed by your Quotidien. Graduated in Philo Latin at Mont-Amba, the concerned wanted to continue his university studies of law, at the University of Kinshasa where he has just defended his memoir. He is the initiator and president of the structure called “Youth Builders of Future -JBA-,” where he is constantly working to raise awareness of the youth of the Congo, in the continuous search for excellence. Son of his father, Paul Ramazani now seems to show that if his normal course ends, tasty ambitions for the future will have to be born. Time will reveal what he is willing to offer, such as his father’s mentor, his family, his entourage, his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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