DRC’s Decentralization Process: Katanga Peels Away to “Katanga”?

January 2, 2015 admin 0

Honorable Gabriel Kyungu Wa Kumwanza is the president of Katanga’s Provincial Parliament. On 31st December 2014, during a provincial parliament session, he has challenged the national parliament over the territorial reconfiguration of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) being undertaken within the ongoing extraordinary session of December-January.… Read the rest “DRC’s Decentralization Process: Katanga Peels Away to “Katanga”?”

Scotland Independence Referendum: Is United Kingdom a Future Federal State?

September 21, 2014 admin 0

The United Kingdom (UK) comprises 4 states/countries forming what is commonly known Great Britain or the UK of Great Britain. These countries are England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These countries forming the UK are respectively large as follows: England (130.395 Km2); Scotland (78.772 Km2); Wales (20.779 Km2) and Northern Ireland (13.843 Km2); that is in total 243.789 Km2.… Read the rest “Scotland Independence Referendum: Is United Kingdom a Future Federal State?”

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?”

John Kerry’s Visit to DRC: Hanging the Electoral Process between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea

May 8, 2014 admin 3

John Kerry’s Visit to DRC: Hanging the Electoral Process between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea

The United States’ Secretary of State has visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week, on 03-04/05/2014. The purpose of the visit of John Kerry can be summarized as focusing respectively to electoral process and the country’s stability in the short-medium and long terms.… Read the rest “John Kerry’s Visit to DRC: Hanging the Electoral Process between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea”

My Vulnerable Voice to John Kerry: If they Can’t Afford, Tell Them to Step Down

April 30, 2014 admin 0

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola from 29/04-05/05/2014 as announced by a press release from the State Department. His visit lies within USA efforts to stabilize mostly the great lakes region; reason why the region has recently gained much attention from the international community as well as the US.… Read the rest “My Vulnerable Voice to John Kerry: If they Can’t Afford, Tell Them to Step Down”

Strong Nation Versus Powerful Individuals: My Favor towards Federalism instead of Decentralization

April 1, 2014 admin 0


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My experience seems to express that building a strong nation does unnecessarily go through a path of creating powerful individuals. It would sound as a contradiction so long as it is well known that a nation is composed by individuals; hence expecting them to form a coherent nation.… Read the rest “Strong Nation Versus Powerful Individuals: My Favor towards Federalism instead of Decentralization”

DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power

February 24, 2014 admin 7

A confederation can be discussed as a union where states chose to hand over some of their sovereign competences and responsibilities, through international treaty, into the hands of common institutions. As states remain sovereign, decisions within common institutions have to be unanimously agreed.… Read the rest “DRC: A Fragile Community-Based Confederation Undermined by Kinshasa’s Concentration of Power”