Oct 15 2013

OCTOBER 20-26, 2013: CONGO WEEK

CONGO WEEK: BREAKING THE SILENCE

OCTOBER 20-26, 2013

Background

Breaking the Silence Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country.

Communities throughout the globe join in partnership with Congolese each year on the third week of October to screen films, hold teach-ins and forums, organize rallies, host fundraisers, put on concerts and undertake many other activities to elevate the profile of the Congo throughout the globe. Students and community organizers initiated Congo Week in 2008.

(From the official site web)

 

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Sep 30 2013

Congo News n. 196

SUMMARY

EDITORIAL: Towards the end of the consultations, political intrigues

1. BIRTH OF THE COALITION FOR TRUE DIALOGUE (CVD)

2. THE WORK OF THE THEMATIC CONSULTATION GROUPS

3. CONSENSUAL GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE AND DIVISION OF POWER

4. THE CIVIL SOCIETY OF SOUTH KIVU’S AGENDA

 

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Sep 25 2013

Congo News n. 195

SUMMARY

EDITORIAL: The paradox of an imposed negotiation

1. ALERT: PREPARATIONS FOR NEW ATTACKS BY THE M23/RDF

2. NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND M23 AT KAMPALA

3. CAN WE NEGOTIATE WITH THE M23? …. IT’S FAR FROM CERTAIN!

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Sep 15 2013

Congo News n. 194

SUMMARY

EDITORIAL: Two simultaneous meetings.

  1. FINAL PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS
  2. THE OPPOSITION SHOWS NO INTEREST IN THE CONSULTATIONS
  3. A SCATTERED AND CRACKED OPPOSITION
  4. OPENING OF THE NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS
  5. The opening speech by President Joseph Kabila
  6. Some reactions
  7. THE PRELIMINARY WORK OF THE CONSULTATIONS

 

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Aug 12 2013

Congo News n. 189

SUMMARY:

EDITORIAL: Meeting the people’s expectations

1. THE ONGOING THREAT OF THE M23

2. A SECURITY ZONE AROUND GOMA

a. MONUSCO’s press release

b. Civil Society declarations and the Goma demonstrations

c. Local, civil and military authorities and MONUSCO talk things over

d. The Civil Society changes target and strategy

3. A LETTER from GOMA YOUTHS TO THE UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS

4. REGIONAL NEWS

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Jun 10 2013

Congo News n. 183

SUMMARY

EDITORIAL: Moving from discord to harmony

1. AT THE CONCLUSION OF BAN KI-MOON’S VISIT

a. A new summit in Addis Ababa

b. The ambiguity of the role of the international community, of Rwanda and of Uganda

2. AFTER THE ATTACK OF M23 ON MUTAHO (NORTH KIVU)

3. FIGHTING IN BUKAVU (SOUTH KIVU)

4. A LETTER FROM THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH TO PRESIDENT KABILA

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Jun 10 2013

53rd anniversary Independence of DRCongo

Congolese Men and Women Religious,  members of General Councils and those working at general houses in  Rome

INVITATION

Congolese Men and Women religious, members of General Councils and those working at general houses in Rome cordially invite you to enhance, by your presence, the prayer service that they are organizing on the 53rd anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This service is being held in the context of the search for solutions to the multifaceted crisis afflicting the entire country, victim of a never-ending war.

Here is what the program will look like :

–          Saturday, June 29, from 6-10 P.M: Prayer vigil at the Congolese Catholic chaplaincy located at Piazza di Pasquino, n° 2, in front of the Brazilian embassy, and near Piazza Navona

–          Sunday, June 30, at 9 A.M. : Gathering at St. Peter’s Square for a prayer service in support of peace in the Congo, followed by the Angelus and the Blessing of His Holiness Pope Francis.

This invitation is addressed to all religious congregations and institutes, to all the sons ands daughters of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to all the friends of the Congo.

 

Drafted in Rome on June 3, 2013, the feast of the Ugandan Martyrs.

 

On behalf of Congolese Men and Women Religious, members of General Councils, and those working at general houses in Rome,

 

Fr. Emmanuel Kahindo Kihugho, Augustinian of the Assumption (Assumptionist),

Tel. 066623998 and email : emekahi@yahoo.fr

 

Sr. Micheline Kenda, Holy Family of Bordeaux

Tel.  066650071  and email : michekenda@yahoo.fr

A Cordial welcome!

May 25 2013

Congo News n. 182

Summary

EDITORIAL: Clear and precise objectives

1.         MARY ROBINSON’S VISIT TO THE GREAT LAKES REGION

2.         M23 BECOMES RESTLESS

3.         AN UNJUSTIFIED SLOWNESS IN THE FACE OF A DRAMATIC SITUATION

4.         HOSTILITIES RESUME BETWEEN M23 AND THE FARDC

5.         BAN KI-MOON’S VISIT TO THE DR CONGO AND RWANDA

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May 02 2013

Congo News n. 181

SUMMARY

EDITORIAL: Occupation, resistance, and hope

1. THE REINTEGRATION OF 450 OF BOSCO NTAGANDA’S SOLDIERS INTO SULTANI MAKENGA’S M23

2. THE M23 AND THE NEXT DEPLOYMENT OF THE NEW MONUSCO BRIGADE

3. THE KAMPALA NEGOTIATIONS

4. DR CONGO IS REFUSING TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT ON THE STATUS OF RWANDAN REFUGEES

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Apr 15 2013

Congo News n. 180

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL: the urgent commitment to democracy when faced with the threat of the M23

1. BOSCO NTAGANDA FACES THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

2. THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAS ADOPTED A RESOLUTION TO CREATE A SPECIAL

    INTERVENTION BRIGADE IN DR CONGO

3. THE M23’S REACTIONS

4. WARNING OF M23 TROOP REINFORCEMENTS

5. TALKS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE M23 IN KAMPALA

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