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we need peace in congo

Pendant ces dix dernieres annees, beaucoup de cas des violations des droits humains ont été enregistrés en République démocratique du Congo.
Suite à une insécurité généralisée, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies a décidé de convoquer un mini sommet sur les problèmes que connaissent les pays constituant la région des Grands Lacs africains à New-York le 27 septembre 2012, pour essayer de résoudre les problèmes sécuritaires que connait la République Démocratique du Congo et qui affecte par conséquent toute l’Afrique en générale.
Dans ce même ordre d idée, l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 335ème réunion, tenue le 19 septembre 2012 en Ethiopie, a adopté la décision de créer un schémas de sortie de la crise en RDC en utilisant une force neutre des pays membres de la CIRGL (Conférence Internationale sur la Région des Grands Lacs) pour restaurer la paix et la sécurité dans la partie Est de la RD Congo.
La mutation le 20 octobre 2012 du M23 à l’Armée Révolutionnaire du Congo « ARC » en sigle dont ses partisans continuent à semer la terreur et le panic dans toute la partie Est du Congo. Ceci occasionne des déplacements massifs de la population et des situations humanitaires très précaires bien que les FARDC et la MONUSCO essayent de renforcer leur surveillance au Nord-Kivu et au Sud Kivu pour contrer les mouvements des rebelles du M23, amorcés vers Rutshuru, Walikale, Masisi ,Lubero, Nyabibwe et Kalehe.
Plusieurs cas d’insécurités sont signalé en province du Sud Kivu entre autre l’agression du docteur Denis MUKWEGE en date du 26 octobre 2012, gynécologue œuvrant dans la lutte contre les violences sexuelles et beaucoup d autre que ous ne pouvons pas cites.
La cohabitation inter communautaire dans la plaine de la Ruzizi est toujours inquiétante. On observe des tensions entre différents groupes ethniques. En date du 10 octobre 2012 le bureau du chef de groupement de Luberizi et celui du chef de groupement de Kabunambo, tous deux Barundi de la plaine ont été brulés par des jeunes Bafuliru se prévalant être les autochtones de cette contrée. Tous les documents ont été brûlés et des hommes blaisés gravement ont été acheminés à l’hôpital de Lemera et autres centre de santé périphériques.
Dans la cité d’Uvira depuis le début du mois d’octobre il n y a pas de circulation libre de la population à partir de 20 heures. C’est une décision prise par les autorités du territoire à la suite d’une ville morte organisée par la société civile pour dénoncer les cas d’insécurité ; la population réclame le départ du chargé de sécurité et de l’administrateur du territoire.
nous demandons au personne competente de pouvoir agir, assez les tuerrieries de nos maris et enfants, assez avec les viols et violence de femmes. please do something for us.

English translation by community member bridge

Over the last ten years there have been many instances of violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Addressing the widespread insecurity, the secretary general of the United Nations decided to call a small summit in NY on September 27, 2012 regarding the problems known to exist in the region of the African Great Lakes to try to resolve security problems recognized in the RDC that consequently affect all of Africa.
With the same thoughts in mind, the Africa Union (AU) in its 335th meeting that took place on September 19, 2012 in Ethiopia, made the decision to create a plan of escape from the crisis in the RDC by using neutral force from member countries of the International Conference in the Region of the Great Lakes (ICRGL) to restore peace and security in the eastern part of the RDC.
On October 20, 2012 the M23 changed their acronym to the Revolutionary Army of the Congo (ARC) whose followers continue to spread terror and panic all over the eastern Congo. This has caused massive displacement and very precarious humanitarian situations even though the FARDC and the MONUSCO are trying to reinforce their surveillance in North-Kivu and South-Kivu against rebel movements of the M23 that begin around Rutshuru, Walikale, Masis, Lubero, Nyabibwe, and Kalehe.
More insecurity has been reported in the province of South Kivu with aggression towards Doctor Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist who began his fight against sexual violence on October 26, 2012.
The cohabitation within communities in the plain of Ruzizi is still worrisome. One can see tensions between different ethnic groups. On October 10, 2012, the bureau of the head of association in Luberizi as well as that of Kabunambo, both towns of the plain, were burned by young Butulini that claim to be natives of that land. All documents were burned, some men were seriously wounded and brought to the hospital at Lemura and other peripheral health centers.
In the city of Uvira, since the beginning of October, there has not been free movement of citizens after 8 PM. It was a decision made by authorities of the territory.
We seek a competent person to act, enough massacring of our husbands and children, enough with rape and violence against women. Please do something for us.

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Rebecca D's picture

Bonjour Gloriabit, Merci pour

Bonjour Gloriabit,

Merci pour cet article. Je voulais savoir, de tous ces sommets et réunions de la communauté internationale, est-ce que vous voyez un impact ou un changement sur le terrain en Est-RDC ? Le MONUSCO, qu'est-ce qu'ils font réelement ?

Rebecca D. Inman
Portland, OR USA

Bonjour
pour continuer a répondre a votre question,je dirais que toutes ces organisations internationales sont venus faire" du tourisme militaire",>Lorsqu'ils accompagnent les rebelles a occuper des villes,ils observent les groupes armes naitre sous leurs yeux,ils sont témoins des actes de pillages,de viols,de tueries....
Nous sommes le premier pays a avoir un grand nombre de militaire actifs au monde mais la paix n'est pas pour demain.
Merci

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

Gloriabit's picture

la monusco

la monusco travail mais nou ne voyons pas l impact positif sur le terrain. nous congolais avons besoins de la paix. les discours politique et plusieur sommet ne nous interessent pas vraiment. nous avons besoin des actions

lydiagcallano's picture

There is hope!

I can empathize with the frustration and feeling of hopelessness among the Congolese. Many summits, meetings and rallies have been done but they have not seen any major results. They are still poor, hurt, abused, and fearful. They could not see peace at all.

The absence of peace and orderliness in DRC is a complicated and deep seated issue. Having read the many sad stories from DRC, the causes which prevent peace from overcoming violence have settled and hardened in the moral fibers and psyche of the Congolese society. Over 16 years of pride, selfishness, greed and hunger for power among those who want to be on top is not easy to reverse. It might take twice that period to undo what these abusive power blocs have done.

As to the victims, negative experiences might have penetrated their sub-conscious, if they were unable to resolve them in their conscious level. These suppressed or repressed emotions and thoughts could later surface land manifest either positively or negatively. Oftentimes however, negative experiences manifest in negative ways. Studies have revealed that most criminals and psychotics have many unresolved issues. So if the victims of violence are unable to deal with their past, they can become perpetrators of violence themselves.

The aforesaid thoughts sound grim but is good to know them so that the Congolese could understand why the issue of violence has no end in DRC and other countries. Having that knowledge at the back of their heads, they should move forward.

Asking help from others is human nature. When in distress, we need someone to listen to us, console us, and lend us a hand. There will be people from across the globe who will help but success would be more meaningful and long lasting if the initiative and bulk of the succeeding efforts would come from the Congolese themselves. They should not worry because their voices are heard by no less than God Himself. He is alive and will surely work miracles in His perfect time.

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Gloriabit's picture

i am on your side

Congolese people , we gone through a lot, an sms hope is really what we need. let stanp up, put our effort together, please make sure that every day you have an input at your level to improve situation.

we dont need many meetings and speeches, all we need is peace, come on guys if read these and you are sure that you can help in any way please do so.

May the Almighty help us reach one day, touch peace, smell it and enjoy it
Gloria Bitomwa
Democratic Repblic of Congo
+243995944111

Merci Da Gloria pour ce journal qui nous inspire de penser a l'essentiel.
Le Congo a besoin de la paix tout simplement et le reste s’améliorera.
Courage

BRIGITTE MAWAZO

bridge's picture

Translation

Over the last ten years there have been many instances of violations of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Addressing the widespread insecurity, the secretary general of the United Nations decided to call a small summit in NY on September 27, 2012 regarding the problems known to exist in the region of the African Great Lakes to try to resolve security problems recognized in the RDC that consequently affect all of Africa.
With the same thoughts in mind, the Africa Union (AU) in its 335th meeting that took place on September 19, 2012 in Ethiopia, made the decision to create a plan of escape from the crisis in the RDC by using neutral force from member countries of the International Conference in the Region of the Great Lakes (ICRGL) to restore peace and security in the eastern part of the RDC.
On October 20, 2012 the M23 changed their acronym to the Revolutionary Army of the Congo (ARC) whose followers continue to spread terror and panic all over the eastern Congo. This has caused massive displacement and very precarious humanitarian situations even though the FARDC and the MONUSCO are trying to reinforce their surveillance in North-Kivu and South-Kivu against rebel movements of the M23 that begin around Rutshuru, Walikale, Masis, Lubero, Nyabibwe, and Kalehe.
More insecurity has been reported in the province of South Kivu with aggression towards Doctor Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist who began his fight against sexual violence on October 26, 2012.
The cohabitation within communities in the plain of Ruzizi is still worrisome. One can see tensions between different ethnic groups. On October 10, 2012, the bureau of the head of association in Luberizi as well as that of Kabunambo, both towns of the plain, were burned by young Butulini that claim to be natives of that land. All documents were burned, some men were seriously wounded and brought to the hospital at Lemura and other peripheral health centers.
In the city of Uvira, since the beginning of October, there has not been free movement of citizens after 8 PM. It was a decision made by authorities of the territory.
We seek a competent person to act, enough massacring of our husbands and children, enough with rape and violence against women. Please do something for us.

-bridge

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