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Vraiment trop c'est trop!

Je suis né en 1990 à Bukavu,dans la province du Sud-kivu,particulièrement à l'Est de la République Démocratique du Congo.4ans après,il y a eu génocide au Rwanda et il y a eu aussi une guerre chez nous.Ma petite sœur est même née dans un camps de réfugiée ,juste à quelques 500mètres de chez moi.Ma mère n'a pas pu bénéficier une suivie nécessaire en tant qu'une femme qui vient d'accoucher et a malheureusement été obligé de retourner à la maison après quelques heures d'accouchement.2ans après,quand j'avais 6ans,en 1996 il y a eu une guerre dite de Libération,conduite par Laurent Désiré Kabila ,venu renverser le règne de Mobutu.Il y a eu plusieurs plusieurs morts et blessés.3jours après le début de la guerre,nous avons quitté la ville à pieds pour nous rendre dans le villages car les véhicules qui n'étaient pas ceux de militaires étaient bombardées;raison pour la quelle ont pouvait pas utiliser le véhicule.Nous avons parcourus plusieurs centaines de kilomètres à pieds.A à peu près 6km,18h00 nous avons décidés de passer la nuit.Juste quelques 5 heures avant le lever du soleil,beaucoup de gens sont venus derrière nous disant que les militaires arrivent.Nous avons vite quitté les lieux.Ceux qui sont restés derrières nous ont été tué car eux ont voulu attendre qu'il fasse jour pour poursuivre leur route et ils ont malheureusement été bombardés par une bombe.Il y a eu plusieurs morts;plusieurs cadavres gisaient ça et là.C'était vraiment atroces car jusque' aujourd’hui,ça fait déjà 16ans je n'ai jamais oublié ce que j'ai vu.Excusez moi car je ne peut pas tout raconter des atrocités que j'ai vu et aux quelles j'ai assisté.En 1998,il y a eu une autre guerre de rebelles Rwandais qui ont contrôlé pendant 8ans nos deux provinces de l'Est de la RDCongo et qui font toujours l'objet de multiples guerres et violences. En 2004,il y a eu une autre guerre de rwandais qui sont venus envahir Bukavu et 2ans après il y a eu des guerres dirigé par le rwandais Laurent Nkunda à goma dans la province du Nord-Kivu et qui semait beaucoup la terreur,faisait des crimes contre l'humanité et violait les femmes.Au cours de ces années écroulées il y a eu plusieurs groupes armées de rebelles dans ces deux provinces qui ont commis beaucoup de crimes,des massacres et des viols qui ont augmenté le nombre des femmes violées en RDCongo.Et aujourd’hui,il y a encore une guerre à Goma,qui fait beaucoup des morts.Ces rebelles du M23 commettent des crimes contre l'humanité.Nous sommes fatigué de crier chaque jour qu'on stoppe la guerre!Ce que nous vivons nous traumatise et c'est difficile à vivre!

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

Enough is Enough!

I was born in 1990 in Bukavu, in the South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After four yours, there was the genocide in Rwanda and there was also a war in here.

My sister was born in a refugee camp, some 500 meters from home. My mother could not get care assistance and although she was a woman who just gave birth she was forced to return home after only few hours. When I was 6 years old, in 1996 there was a so-called war of liberation, led by Laurent Kabila, who came to overthrow the reign of Mobutu. There has been several deaths and people hurt. Three days after the beginning of the war, we left the city on foot to get to other villages because the military vehicles were bombed.

In the end we traveled for hundreds kilometers on foot. After about 6km, at 18:00 we decided to spend the night there. Only five hours before the sunrise, a group of people came behind us saying that the military were coming. We quickly left the place. The ones who remained behind us were killed because they wanted to wait for the morning. But on their way and they were unfortunately bombarded. There were several dead bodies. And that was really atrocious because until today, after 16 years, I still cannot forget what I saw.

Apologies for not being able to tell exactly what I saw.

In 1998 there was another war of Rwandan rebels who have controlled for eight years our two eastern provinces of the DRC, which are still the subject of many wars and violence. In 2004, there was another war that happened when Rwandans invaded Bukavu. After two years there have been wars led by Laurent Nkunda from Rwanda to Goma in North Kivu province where there was terror, crimes against was humanity and women were violated. During those years there were several armed rebel groups in these two provinces that have committed many crimes, massacres and rapes. The number of women raped in DR Congo has increased. And today, there is still a war in Goma, where the M23 is making lots of deaths. These rebels are committing crimes against humanity. We are tired to shout every day that we need to stop the war! What we are experiencing is traumatizing and it is difficult to live like this!

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ngalula's picture

TRANSLATION: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I was born in 1990 in Bukavu, in the South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After four yours, there was the genocide in Rwanda and there was also a war in here.

My sister was born in a refugee camp, some 500 meters from home. My mother could not get care assistance and although she was a woman who just gave birth she was forced to return home after only few hours. When I was 6 years old, in 1996 there was a so-called war of liberation, led by Laurent Kabila, who came to overthrow the reign of Mobutu. There has been several deaths and people hurt. Three days after the beginning of the war, we left the city on foot to get to other villages because the military vehicles were bombed.

In the end we traveled for hundreds kilometers on foot. After about 6km, at 18:00 we decided to spend the night there. Only five hours before the sunrise, a group of people came behind us saying that the military were coming. We quickly left the place. The ones who remained behind us were killed because they wanted to wait for the morning. But on their way and they were unfortunately bombarded. There were several dead bodies. And that was really atrocious because until today, after 16 years, I still cannot forget what I saw.

Apologies for not being able to tell exactly what I saw.

In 1998 there was another war of Rwandan rebels who have controlled for eight years our two eastern provinces of the DRC, which are still the subject of many wars and violence. In 2004, there was another war that happened when Rwandans invaded Bukavu. After two years there have been wars led by Laurent Nkunda from Rwanda to Goma in North Kivu province where there was terror, crimes against was humanity and women were violated. During those years there were several armed rebel groups in these two provinces that have committed many crimes, massacres and rapes. The number of women raped in DR Congo has increased. And today, there is still a war in Goma, where the M23 is making lots of deaths. These rebels are committing crimes against humanity. We are tired to shout every day that we need to stop the war! What we are experiencing is traumatizing and it is difficult to live like this!

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
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Leslie Stoupas's picture

Unimaginable

Dear Nicole,

You say that it is difficult to live like this, but I cannot imagine how very, very difficult it is for you. Your story makes me very sad for you and for all the people who are so severely injured and traumatized in these wars. Please know that there are people like me who think about you and your suffering and wish we knew how to end it right now. Telling the stories of what you have witnessed is hard, I am certain, but it is very important to let the world know what is happening. So, I am glad you that share these stories with us to keep us aware of these atrocities.

I will retell your stories so that I can make other people aware of this as well.

I will continue to urge the American government and the United Nations to support the peace process defined by the Mama Shujaa.

I support the need for women in DR Congo (and everywhere) to be in control of their own lives and governance.

I will think of you, pray for you and hold you in my heart every day until these atrocities end!

Thank you for your courage in sharing your story.

Leslie Stoupas

Dear Leslie
Hi,
you know,that I wrote is just a small part of all that I saw.This story is only the begining of what i saw like a congolese girl.Is not all.I need force and courage of writing a detailed srory of what I lived.Just retell my stories and make people aware of this.Those images are not all.There are others which are more horrible thank this and which can make people cry. I don't even want to see them.
Thank you for your support and all your help.
I'm happy to hear that.
Thank you for all.
Nicole

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Rester en sécurité

Merci pour raconter vos histoires. Continue à leur dire. Les photos où vous avez posté sont horribles, ils disent beaucoup plus que vos paroles. Les femmes du Congo doivent être conscients que la violence auront une meilleure chance d'arrêter lorsque les moyens d'accéder à la valeur 24,000,000,000,000.00 $ de minéraux et de ressources naturelles est d'accord. Le combat est le contrôle de l'incroyable richesse de l'Est du Congo.

Rester en sécurité.

Sheila
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Thank you for telling your stories. Keep telling them. The pictures you posted are gruesome; they tell much more than your words alone. The women of Congo must be made aware that the violence will have a better chance of stopping when the means to access the $24,000,000,000,000.00 worth of minerals and natural resources is agreed. The fighting is over control of the incredible wealth of the Eastern Congo.

Stay safe.

Sheila

Nicole MUSIMWA's picture

Merci!

Bonjour Sheila

Je vais continuer à parler tant que j'en aurai la possibilité.Ces photos sont vraiment horrible mais il y en a celles qui sont beaucoup plus horribles que celles-ci.Mais quoi qu'ils fassent,ils n’accèderont jamais à ce 2400000000000000d dollars.Et même s'ils y ont accès ils n'épuiseront jamais nos ressources naturelles.Notre sous sol est très riche à tel enseigne qu'ils ne peuvent pas l'épuiser.
Merci pour le commentaire

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