Fizi-Baraka the “Drowning Hell”: How 150 Children have been Missing since 1996?

October 20, 2018 admin 0

For decades if not centuries, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been characterized by a cycle of violence. The eastern part of DRC, specifically the Kivus has been the mostly affected regions. Since the post-independence period, Fizi Territoire has seen Banyamulenge and Babembe ethnic communities clashing violently.… Read the rest “Fizi-Baraka the “Drowning Hell”: How 150 Children have been Missing since 1996?”

Youth, Gender and “Bounded Rationality”: “Sex Workers” and ‘Ujana Phenomenon’ in Kinshasa

September 27, 2018 admin 0

Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among African largest cities and heavily populated. Besides Lagos and Cairo, Kinshasa seems to be the third largest African city with roughly more than 12 million of inhabitants. The DRC latest population census took place in 1984 and since then, estimating its population relies on guessing.… Read the rest “Youth, Gender and “Bounded Rationality”: “Sex Workers” and ‘Ujana Phenomenon’ in Kinshasa”

Beyond the Sunday-School: How the “Bad/Good” Guys have Emerged?

April 3, 2017 admin 0

I was shocked and saddened again last week when an announcement came in that one of my primary schoolmates was shot dead in his house within the neighborhood of my village. For unclear reasons, somewhat related to church’s leadership, “bad guys” decided to shot him dead in front of the wife and their 6 children.… Read the rest “Beyond the Sunday-School: How the “Bad/Good” Guys have Emerged?”

Radicals & the December Second Round: Reasons of Defying the Dialogue “Made in Kodjo”?

August 26, 2016 admin 0

For roughly two years ago, the socio-political context in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has currently been characterized by a tiresome debate around the November Presidential and Parliamentary elections. By failing to agree by themselves, the United Nations (through the African Union: AU) has decided to lend a helping hand to DRC in order to find a political agreement, easing tensions as well as finding ways for rerunning the process.… Read the rest “Radicals & the December Second Round: Reasons of Defying the Dialogue “Made in Kodjo”?”

Guns’ CONTROL/GUNS’ BAN or SS Reform: A “Non-Lieu” Debate?

July 25, 2016 admin 0

Guns’ control is a hot and endless debate in the United States of America while Americans continue to suffer while violence leads to countless victims. The debate turns around reviewing the Second Amendment of the America’s Constitution while preserving people’s rights to keep and bear arms for their own protection.… Read the rest “Guns’ CONTROL/GUNS’ BAN or SS Reform: A “Non-Lieu” Debate?”

UK-DRC’s Overdose Sanctions: Did Danae Dholakia Consult Graham Zebedee?

May 27, 2016 admin 0

It has been for weeks that informed observers are contemplating DRC-“International Community” relations as likely heating due to clashes around the former electoral process. By the international community, the reader would understand the United Kingdom, France, European Union (Brussels) and the United States of America.… Read the rest “UK-DRC’s Overdose Sanctions: Did Danae Dholakia Consult Graham Zebedee?”

Beyond Kolwezi-Likasi-Kasumbalesa Line: Poverty & Inequality Isn’t Nearby?

February 6, 2015 admin 0

It is unfortunate that most of politicians and leaders in the Congolese political arena keep talking sketchy discussions on poverty and inequality while these characteristics are widely touchable all around. In addition, it remains also unclear if the slight discussion about poverty-inequality in DRC is based on lack of information as few censuses have been carried out since long ago.… Read the rest “Beyond Kolwezi-Likasi-Kasumbalesa Line: Poverty & Inequality Isn’t Nearby?”

Kinshasa sous Tension de la Loi Electorale sur Fond de l’Opportunisme Politique?

January 19, 2015 admin 0

Les activités dans les villes de Kinshasa, Goma et probablement celle de Lubumbashi ont été perturbées toute la journée du 19/01/2015. L’appel de l’opposition semble réussi même si sa capacité de mobilisation est au niveau moins inquiétant le pouvoir. La manifestation s’insurge contre la loi électorale qui ordonne le recensement général de la population congolaise avant les élections parlementaires et présidentielles.… Read the rest “Kinshasa sous Tension de la Loi Electorale sur Fond de l’Opportunisme Politique?”

Inequality: My Responsibility into the Irrecoverable Losses? #BAD2014, #Bad14 #BlogAction14, #inequality

October 16, 2014 admin 0

It was so impressing to join the world bloggers discussing inequality, the #BAD2014, #Bad14 #BlogAction14, #inequality. The topic is of concern at Eastern DRC, Reconciliation & Development Forum due to the blogger’s first-hand experience of what inequality is.… Read the rest “Inequality: My Responsibility into the Irrecoverable Losses? #BAD2014, #Bad14 #BlogAction14, #inequality”

Neutralizing FDLR: Making the Beginning of the End of Eastern Congo Burden?

September 10, 2014 admin 0

Two weeks ago, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called on neutralizing the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR), a Rwandese rebellion based in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While most of the rebel group’s leaders are prime suspects of 1994 genocide against Tutsi; from then on now, the FDLR fled and has been operating, committing different crimes in Eastern DRC.… Read the rest “Neutralizing FDLR: Making the Beginning of the End of Eastern Congo Burden?”

DRC’s Opposition Endorsing Joseph Kabila’s Third Term in Washington?

August 9, 2014 admin 0

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) current political discussions focus on constitution revision and the probable third presidential term of Joseph Kabila, the incumbent president. The discourse has gained much attention calling for meetings, protestation… inside the country as well as formal and informal meetings involving partners around the world.… Read the rest “DRC’s Opposition Endorsing Joseph Kabila’s Third Term in Washington?”