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EditorialEditorial27 février 20191min00

Il est porté à la connaissance de tous les membres de la Mutuelle BANA NEWCASTLE, au Royaume-Uni, qu’un membre de la mutuelle sera, à titre personnelle, le représentant de l’Union Africaine des ONG de Développement UK (UAOD UK), et nous prévoyons, lors de notre prochaine réunion, de tabler sur notre afficiation à cette structure. Qu’on se le dise.

On est toujours ensemble !

Newcastle est à nous !!!


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EditorialEditorial16 mai 20181min00

DRC Ministry of Health informed that anti-Ebola vaccines  will be arriving today in Kinshasa.

From Kinshasa international airport where they will be received, these vaccines will be transported to the National Biomedical Research Institute (INRB) to be presented to the Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga.

The vaccines will be stored in Kinshasa for some time as the country is examining the options of preserving them. They will then be forwarded to Bikoro, in Equateur, the epicentre of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease.

In terms of administration, the vaccines will be exclusively given to medical personnel who have been in direct contact with the virus while handling confirmed cases of Ebola patients as well as to patients.


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EditorialEditorial1 mai 20182min00

Reactions continue after the successful meeting of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress. Amnesty International takes this popular group organised under the leadership of Félix Tshisekedi as proof of the possibility of holding popular demonstrations in the DRC without breakage, injury or death.

« The holding without incidents of an Opposition meeting in Kinshasa on 24 April is proof that peaceful demonstrations are possible (in the DRC) if the government does not ban or disrupt them, » writes the English human rights NGO on its twitter this April 25.

Depuis près de deux ans, les autorités congolaises ont interdit les marches et rassemblements populaires à caractère politique. Les programmations de ces genres de marches se sont soldées par des confrontations entre manifestants et policiers avec des bilans macabres.

Cependant, la Police nationale congolaise a encadré le meeting autorisé de l’UDPS ce 24 avril sans aucun incident. Félix Tshisekedi a demandé aux militants de l’UDPS d’applaudir pour la police avec laquelle ils sont appelés à vivre dans l’harmonie et non dans la confrontation.

“Manifester pacifiquement n’est pas une faveur”, rappelle Amnesty international.


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EditorialEditorial1 mai 20182min00

The port service company, MGT « Mbengu Matadi, » has equipped the Kinkanda reference hospital in the city of Matadi with a new building equipped with a scanner.

The news was announced by the Provincial Minister of Health, Floriant Masaki.

« The scanner equipment will soon be installed in Matadi, » he said.

This consists of a building that took four months to build, from April 19, 2017, to April 20, 2018, the date of its inauguration.

MGT’s Administrative Director, Éric Zandambila, underlines that it is within the framework of the interventions in favour of the local population of Matadi in Central Kongo that the MGT proceeded with the financing of the construction works of this building located in the enclosure of the reference hospital of Kinkanda.

This new building is composed of a machine room, a doctor’s office for consultations, a large room for examinations, a waiting room, a cloakroom and two toilets.

« This is a strong gesture that will solve enormous problems faced by patients in the city of Matadi, » said Floriant Masaki, who also asked MGT to expand its social interventions in other areas for the benefit of local communities.

Eric Zandambila stated that this building was built as desired by the beneficiaries. « Other actions will continue in the future, » he promises.

 

 


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EditorialEditorial1 mai 20182min00

UDPS President Félix Tshisekedi may have calmed the storm that has created shivers in the Congolese opposition since the rumor of his departure for the Prime Minister’s Office, leaving his allies in the fight behind him.

His reaction was expected in the face of the coldness with which the Opposition actors welcomed the agreement to have the remains of Étienne Tshisekedi returned, as in the case of Ensemble’s press release issued more than 72 hours after the signing of this agreement, taking note of it, whereas its executives had previously refrained from commenting on the subject.

As if nothing was wrong, Félix Tshisekedi recommended to the National Executive of the Republic the implementation of the measures of relaxation for a good climate of the elections:

« We have our brothers in prison at the moment. We think of Franck Diongo, Eugène Diomi Ndongala, Jean-Claude Muyambo. At the UDPS we miss the young people of the imprisoned party: Christian Lumu, Gecko Beya and all the others… they must all be released, » he demanded.

In his list, there is a name that was still missing but that his supporters wanted to hear. And when Felix Tshisekedi declares: « I think of my brothers as Moïse Katumbi, Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi », the militants express their joy with shouts. Acclamations that will soon be echoed on social networks by Ensemble members whose absence at this meeting was one of the highlights of the event.

To those who came, Felix Tshisekedi expressed his gratitude by presenting them to his base.

Mistrust seems to have given way to relaxation.


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EditorialEditorial1 mai 20184min00

Twenty-eight years later, I meet her; she’s not happy. Dwarf and plucked from her former glory, she is completely unrecognizable. She’s still playing in the sand. Unbelievable! When I remember that in our childhood, Miss Democracy’s future looked better than mine. My father even ventured to tell me that after Jesus Christ who freed us from sin, democracy had come to free us from dictatorship!

The whole country believed in her to such an extent that instead of the « Shejic » Republic of Congo, she was preferred to me: « Democratic » Republic of Congo. Yet to this day, I have grown up: A man’s voice, a beard on my chin and I eat at the table. She, on the other hand, still has a flat chest, she still plays in the sand. Unbelievable!

Hello democracy. What the hell happened to you?

It’s not my fault. They’re the ones who deformed me.

Who them?

I’d rather not say anything. They might kill me. As long as there’s life, there’s still hope.

I understand your pain. Explain!

Ah! It’s complicated. They use my name but they don’t like me. They walk on my values and spit on my directions.

Oh, yeah!

Yes. I brought them multipartism, but they invented « multitudepartism »: a multitude of political parties without ideology, rooted in demagogy to seize power. I myself can no longer seem to find myself.

Don’t say that!

The alternation in power was a means of alternating human resources at the head of the State and reducing social frustrations in order to cause its development. You know the rest yourself. Instead of my elections, they again chose their transition as on the first day of my birth, April 24, 1990, when the dictator let go with an « Understand my emotion! » Negotiations, poaching, illegitimate and unpopular governments form the classic. How do you expect me to grow up?

C’est triste !

You have no idea how many pounds I lose when I see innocent people in prison. Protesters at the Mortuary. Oh! That’s not true! The « freedom of expression » is being massacred by the « primacy of expression » as in Caesar’s time. Silence in exchange for the right to life! Where the hell are human rights?

I am certainly compassionate, but to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. Do you at least know that?

You don’t understand me. I came here to end it all. Alas! To the leaders things that are people’s and to the people, resourcefulness. Article 15 already existed even before the 2006 constitution. Lord! Only you know the benefits of good governance. You say in your word that a thousand days for men is like one day for you and a thousand days for you is like one days for men. Make us live good governance even one day and people will understand me.

Oh, heaven!

Sniff, sniff, sniff! We’re on the street. Look, my tears sadden passers-by. Please, dear friends. I am a 28-year-old girl who has had growth problems. Don’t hate me… Sniff, sniff, sniff. I can’t tell my dark story anymore. « Understand my emotion. »

It’s over now. Come into my arms. I never doubted you were a good girl. Democracy, you’re beautiful, but the world is a bad place.


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EditorialEditorial1 mai 20181min00

The President of the UDPS, Félix Tshisekedi, appeared Tuesday 24 February before the militants of his Party with suspicions on his back, according to which he decided to rally the presidential camp to allow Joseph Kabila to postpone sine die the elections of 23 December 2018 in exchange for the position of Prime Minister. He had to defend himself and he did: