Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon: Les limites d’un Technocrate & l’Appel d’un “Politocrate”

Le domaine politique peut vous avoir surpris tout comme moi dans la mesure où toutes les décisions sont motivées par le positionnement et le reste vient après. Le plus souvent, ce que les ‘politiciens’ vous relatent relève du niveau secondaire, alors que le leitmotiv ne vous sera communiqué tardivement ou à vous de le deviner/ [...]

My Dog Used to Chase Animals: What if it was Trained to Hunt Down Smugglers?

The abiding memory that many would remind, if familiar to my neighboring village places, is that dogs were less valued, sometimes despised. It happened that when someone was called a “dog”, the name was seemingly referring to irresponsibility, weakness, ignorance…, a type of an insult.… Read the rest “My Dog Used to Chase Animals: What if it was Trained to Hunt Down Smugglers?”

Après le Référendum en Crimée/Ukraine: Le Tour du Kivu ou du Katanga?

Les récents événements en Ukraine et plus particulièrement en Crimée préoccupent le monde entier du fait que la force militaire finira par absorber et primer sur le droit international. C’est aujourd’hui que les habitants de la Crimée adoptent, par referendum soutenu par l’armement militaire russe, leur indépendance et une probable annexion à la fédération russe ; [...]

2000 Kms plus $ 2000 to get a DRC’s Passport: What Is the Alternative for Travelling from DRC to South-Soudan?

I always feel that expressing my concern over improving Congolese population’s socio-economic conditions is an obligation. The reason is that the majority hadn’t ever tasted an importance of having a state, specifically when it comes in mind that Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a potentially rich country.… Read the rest “2000 Kms plus $ 2000 to get a DRC’s Passport: What Is the Alternative for Travelling from DRC to South-Soudan?”

Ethnicity in Eastern Congo: Among Wars’ driving Factors for the Interest of Few

Kurakiza’s article from South-Kivu The pretext of most of the conflicts is always that there is a group of people that is claiming against the other to have footed over their rights. The African history shows that before the colonial period, different groups of people were largely living together despite their differences in culture, traditional [...]

Dereliction: Blogging Instead of Playing Basketball or Tennis!

When going through this blog, you might have been wondering about the blogger’s background. Even if you would have asked such question, it wouldn’t have been easy to concisely respond to it as my background is likely what I should have done.… Read the rest “Dereliction: Blogging Instead of Playing Basketball or Tennis!”

Celebrating Deaths in the Great Lakes Region: An Increasingly Debatable Question

You might have missed my viewpoints few weeks ago and wonder if I did not follow the recent series of events in the great lakes region, especially Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As we were ending 2013 and get prepared to face challenges ahead in 2014, I better thought to sharing loniliness of those [...]

Banyamulenge, Opportunism and Superiority/Inferiority Complex: What Expressed James Kabarebe at Kigali Independent University (ULK)

“Politicians” never mind with their contradictions and declarations wherever they are contextual fitting and can save them from being publicly blamed. Sometimes, when you go back to their early statements, they choose to skip and bring in a lot of issues to confuse their stand to a given point if they went wrong in judgment [...]

Est de la RDC: La Diaspora peut-elle se tirer dans les Coffres à Caractère Ethnique pour Contribuer à leur Recyclage

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) est reconnue comme un terrain propice pour tous ceux qui veulent investir dans des conflits communautaires. Malheureusement, ces types d’investissement n’intéressent pas les investisseurs directs étrangers car leurs profits ne rapportent pas en retour de l’argent.… Read the rest “Est de la RDC: La Diaspora peut-elle se tirer dans les Coffres à Caractère Ethnique pour Contribuer à leur Recyclage”

M23-Governement : Signature d’une « Déclaration-Accord » Compensatoire de la Défaite Militaire

C’est en marge du 50e anniversaire de l’indépendance du Kenya que cette compensation a été signée. Il s’agit de la signature d’une Déclaration-Accord sanctionnant les pourparlers entre le M23 et le gouvernement congolais. Ces assises se sont tenues à Kampala depuis décembre 2012.… Read the rest “M23-Governement : Signature d’une « Déclaration-Accord » Compensatoire de la Défaite Militaire”

Eastern DRC: Can Diaspora Communities Free from Ethnic Deed Boxes to get them Recycled

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is being identified as a profitable terrain for everyone wanting to invest into community conflicts. Unfortunately, these businesses are unattractive of foreign direct investments as their profits do not bring money back. Strikingly, when investing into community conflicts, you end up by yielding deaths, killings, massacres and displacement of [...]

Never add more when dealing with Insatiable Childish: Change the cup to get Consent

It was very awesome to realize how my grandmother used to deal with my childish ingratitude. As I excessively demanded more milk to accompanying in swallowing “ugali”, potatoes or any other food, she could simply have a move around and change the cup for getting my consent.… Read the rest “Never add more when dealing with Insatiable Childish: Change the cup to get Consent”

Périple Présidentiel à l’Est de la RDC au Message du Prélat

Un périple à la une du président congolais à l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) que j’ai suivi à distance, indépendamment de ma volonté. Un président si courageux et fort de parcourir à peu près 2000 Kms au volant de sa voiture sur une route congolaise.… Read the rest “Périple Présidentiel à l’Est de la RDC au Message du Prélat”

The Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): A region of hopeless daily life

An article written  by Kurakiza from South-Kivu Since 1990s, DRC, especially its Eastern part had encountered a hub of many sorts of conflict. All started with a small cloud of liberation from Mobutu dictatorship, which had been burying Congolese from normal citizens to hopeless people.… Read the rest “The Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): A region of hopeless daily life”

La défaite de la rébellion au Sud-Kivu: Une victoire de la Coalition Chisambo-Masunzu passée inaperçue

La Province du Sud-Kivu est connue pour avoir abrité les mouvements rebelles à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis les années d’après indépendance. La rébellion Muleliste Simba aurait opéré au Sud-Kivu jusqu’aux années 80. L’Alliance des Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération Congo/Zaïre (AFDL) en 1996 et le Rassemblement Congolais pour la Démocratie [...]

The “Star” leading to State/Safe houses: Don’t Upbraid the least Journey-Keepers in Eastern DRC

Last week I went through my bible and came across a story that is quite similar to that of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1996. The bible’s story tells a strange “Star” that was followed by specialists in “Astronomy”; that is, they were able to divine the meaning of lighting stars.… Read the rest “The “Star” leading to State/Safe houses: Don’t Upbraid the least Journey-Keepers in Eastern DRC”

Would I have to wait 16 more years to identify who to blame in DRC?

I grew up in a remote village of Itombwe customary chieftaincy (Collectivité d’Itombwe), Mwenga territory in South-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first challenges I had to come across were related to learning things at school that were seemingly as stories, untouchable.… Read the rest “Would I have to wait 16 more years to identify who to blame in DRC?”

Quand l’Actualité des Crimes ferait Oublier la Criminalité, Responsabilité et Complicité en RDC

La République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) est connue si pas confondue à la criminalité inimaginable et organisée qui a amené ce pays à perdre autour de 6 millions de ses filles et fils les deux dernières décennies.  Alors qu’il est un pays potentiellement riche, ses seuls indicateurs médiatisés sont liés à la criminalité, aux guerres, [...]