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LA BEAUTE CACHEE DU CONGO

Partant de sa définition,
LA BEAUTE: se définit comme: un caractère de ce qui est beau, de façon brillante.
BEAU:C'est quelque chose qui plait à l'œil ou à l'esprit, quelque chose qui est agréable, avantageux, considérable...
LA BEAUTE CACHEE DU CONGO: Quand quelque chose est cachée, c’est –à- dire qu'elle ne peut pas briller, ni plaire à l'œil ne peut pas être agréable, ni avantageux, non plus considérable, Donc elle est sans valeur.
QUELLE EST CETTE BEAUTE QUI EST CACHEE?
Comme nous le connaissons tous le CONGO est un pays beau digne de son nom, grâce à sa splendide, suite à cette splendide qu'il connait multiples conséquences néfaste
"Un adage dit dans mon dialecte que si vous vous mariez à une belle femme, préparez-vous à des conséquences" c’est le cas du Congo.
Parlons un peu de l’environnement : étant comme tout ce qui nous entoure, ensembles des éléments naturels et artificiels qui entourent les hommes.
CE QUI NOUS ENTOURENT : Les forets, les collines, les vallées les rivières …….
Tout ceci est somptueux pour nous, c’est là que proviennent nos richesses : planches, plantes médicinales, les minerais, et autres, mais dommage se sont d’autres pays qui en profitent et nous mourront de faim.
Notre sol et sous-sol est plein de bonne chose, mais hélas ! À cause de cela nombreux pays se proclame aujourd’hui parmi les premiers producteurs de l’un ou l’autre de ces merveilleux du Congo, après les avoir eu légalement et pourquoi pas illégalement ?
Nos Ressources Naturelles : Nous avons 8 sites Réserves Naturelles « parcs nationaux » qui font partie de notre richesse qui pourraient nous aider mais à présent nous sommes devant un fait accomplis, du fait que le pays est en guerre, nous ne recevons plus des visiteurs, touristes pour visiter ces merveilles.
LA FAUNE ET LA FLORE : Un exemple typique des forets MUGABA, IRHUNDWE, KASHEI en chefferie de Nindja, territoire de kabare, au Sud-Kivu (mon village natal(
Au par avant s’étaient des forets vertes, danses, mais depuis l’arrivée des étrangers Rwandais ces forets ont étés occupées et détruites : c’est là qu’ils :
• Coupent les arbres pour leur construction et bois de chauffage
• Scient les bois (planches) pour leurs survies
• Déforestation pour fabrication des braises
• Incendies, feu de brousse
• Chasse aux animaux
• Ferme pour leurs bêtes
• Tirer les coups de balles dans les forets. Tout ceci a causé un problème aux animaux, ils se sentent menacés, et d’autres prennent fuite a des longues distances car l’air est déjà pollué, ils sont tués et ou massacrés.
LE PEUPLES AUTOCHTONES : Je me représente notre cher peuple pygmée qui aujourd’hui est entre l’enclume et le marteau du fait que c’est un peuple qui carrément son milieu de vie c’est la foret, aujourd’hui est chassé du foret, n’est pas admis ou n’est pas intégré comme il se doit dans la communauté BANTOU.
Les Rivières et Collines : C’est dans les rivières et collines que l’on creuse tout ces minerais :or, coltan, cassitérite, diamant …..
Le congolais lui creuse pour sa survie, il travail plus pour moins gagner,
Nous regrettons beaucoup de la richesse que BANRO se procure ici chez-nous, quelle est la part du congolais dans tout ceci ? Qu’ont gagnés les personnes qui occupaient cette place ?
LA PAIX EN RDC : Quand reviendra la paix en RDC ? Quand nos forets, nos champs, nos villages sont encore occupés par ces assaillants, ces belligérants, belliqueux ?
LA RDC SERAIT D’UNE BEAUTE A COUPER LE SOUFFLE SI NOUS VIVIONS EN HARMONIE AVEC LES ETRANGERS.
La guerre nous a causée beaucoup de mal qui n’a pas été dans notre culture
Le viol : Avec le taux que représente ce fléau dans notre pays, avec toutes les conséquences néfastes, la femme de la RDC a perdu toute sa dignité où peut-elle la retrouver ?
Les enfants issus de viol : ces enfants sont aujourd’hui un casse-tête dans nos communautés.
Les tueries et massacres : les enfants ont assistés le massacre de leurs parents, les adultes ont assistés ceux de leurs conjoints et leurs chers, et cela est gravé dans leurs mémoire et ça affecte toute leurs vies.
Moi personnellement j’étais orpheline depuis les bas âges, je connais très bien le problème de l’orphelin, l’être par destin c’est normal mais le devenir) cause d’une autre personne c’est difficile à comprendre.
CONFLIT : beaucoup de conflit ont pris source a partir de ces guerres.qui en sera le médiateur ?
LA BALKANISATION : Le problème de balkanisation est à la base « cause des ces guerres perpétuelles et sa source n’est autre que notre richesse.
Ainsi au nom de la RDC, au nom de toutes les femmes de la RDC nous disons non à la balkanisation .c’est là qu’est cachée la beauté de la RDC, qui pourra aider le congolais à retrouver la beauté de son pays ?
Je dis et je vous remercie.

English translation by community member Florence Pourtal-Stevens

Congo's hidden beauty

Starting from its meaning,
The beauty is defined as the character of what is beautiful, in a gorgeous way.
Beautiful is something that catches the eye or the spirit, something that is enjoyable, advantageous, of consideration…
Congo’s hidden beauty: when something is hidden it cannot shine, it cannot catch the eye, it cannot be advantageous or of consideration. Then it has no value.

What is this hidden beauty?
As we all know, the Congo is a beautiful country that stands to its name, but due to its splendors it faces many negative consequences. A saying in my dialect goes like this: “if you marry a beautiful woman, prepare yourself for consequences”. This is the case of the Congo.

Let’s talk a little bit about the environment. The environment is everything that is surrounding us, the natural and artificial elements that surround men.

What is around us: forests, hills, valleys, rivers etc.
All of this is sumptuous for us; this is where our wealth comes from: boards, medicinal plants, ores and more. But alas other countries are making profit from them and we die of hunger.
Our land and grounds are full of good things, but alas! Because of that many countries are proclaiming themselves as the first producer of one or the other of these Congolese marvels; having gotten them legally or illegally, why not?

Our natural resources: we have 8 natural reserve sites, “the national parks” that are part of our wealth. They could help us but for now we are in front of a wall. Because the country is at war, we don’t get any more visitors, any more tourists to visit these marvels.

Fauna and flora: a typical example from the forests of MUGABA, IRHUNDWE, KASHEI in the chief area of Nindja, territory of Kabare in South Kivu (the village I am from). In the past, those forests were green and dense, but since the arrival of the foreigners from Rwanda, these forests are being occupied and destroyed.
This is where they:
- Cut the trees for their buildings and for cooking and heating wood
- Make boards out of the trees for their survival
- Deforest to make charcoal
- Forest and bush fires
- Hunt the animals
- Farm for their animals
- Shot guns in the forests.

All this caused problems for the animals, some feel threatened, and others are fleeing far away as the air is already polluted; some are killed and/or massacred.

The native people: I am thinking about my dear Pygmee person who today is caught between the hammer and the nail. They are a people of the forest and nowadays they are being pushed out of the forests; they are not welcome and they are not being integrated as it should within the Bantou community.

The rivers, the hills: this is in those same rivers and hills that one digs all these ores: gold, coltan, cassiterite, diamond etc.
The Congolese digs for his own survival, he works to earn less.

We regret a lot the wealth that BANRO gets from our homeland. What do the Congolese people get in all of this? What did the people who lived here gain from all of this?

Peace in DRC: When will peace come back to DRC? When will our forests, our fields, and our villages be still occupied by these assailants, these warriors, these belligerents?

DRC would be of a breathtaking beauty if we were living harmoniously with the foreigners.

The war has caused a lot of bad that was not part of our culture.
Rape: with the rate that this burden represents in our country, with all the negative consequences attached to it, Congolese women have lost their entire dignity. Where can they get it back?
Children born out of rape are causing a difficult problem for our communities.
The massacres and the killings: children have witnessed the killing of their parents; adults have witnessed the killing of their partners and their dear ones. These episodes are engraved in their memories and it affects their entire lives.

Personally, I have been an orphan from a very young age; I know very well the problem associated with being an orphan. Being an orphan because of fate is one thing, but becoming an orphan due to the action of another person is difficult to understand.

Conflict: a lot of conflicts took their sources in these wars, who will be the mediator?
The balkanization: this issue is at the source of all these perpetual wars and its source is our wealth.
Therefore, in the name of the DRC, in the name of all the Congolese women, we are saying no to the balkanization. This is where Congo’s hidden beauty lies. Who could help the Congo to retrieve the beauty of its country?

I say and I thank you.

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Ariane Moza Assumani's picture

Nous disons merci

nous te félicitons pour toute ces informations sur la beauté de notre pays la RDC qui est un pays riche en tout.merci et courage.arianemoza@yahoo.fr

arianemoza

Noella Neema's picture

merci ma soeur pour cette

merci ma soeur pour cette courrage

Noella Neema

Florence Pourtal-Stevens's picture

Merci Noella de nous faire

Merci Noella de nous faire partager vos impressions ainsi que les multiples beautés de votre pays.

Florence

Merci aussi de nous lire pour changer nos espérience ensemble afin de changer ce monde ensemble. Nous disons merci

Noella Neema

Florence Pourtal-Stevens's picture

Congo's hidden beauty

Starting from its meaning,
The beauty is defined as the character of what is beautiful, in a gorgeous way.
Beautiful is something that catches the eye or the spirit, something that is enjoyable, advantageous, of consideration…
Congo’s hidden beauty: when something is hidden it cannot shine, it cannot catch the eye, it cannot be advantageous or of consideration. Then it has no value.

What is this hidden beauty?
As we all know, the Congo is a beautiful country that stands to its name, but due to its splendors it faces many negative consequences. A saying in my dialect goes like this: “if you marry a beautiful woman, prepare yourself for consequences”. This is the case of the Congo.

Let’s talk a little bit about the environment. The environment is everything that is surrounding us, the natural and artificial elements that surround men.

What is around us: forests, hills, valleys, rivers etc.
All of this is sumptuous for us; this is where our wealth comes from: boards, medicinal plants, ores and more. But alas other countries are making profit from them and we die of hunger.
Our land and grounds are full of good things, but alas! Because of that many countries are proclaiming themselves as the first producer of one or the other of these Congolese marvels; having gotten them legally or illegally, why not?

Our natural resources: we have 8 natural reserve sites, “the national parks” that are part of our wealth. They could help us but for now we are in front of a wall. Because the country is at war, we don’t get any more visitors, any more tourists to visit these marvels.

Fauna and flora: a typical example from the forests of MUGABA, IRHUNDWE, KASHEI in the chief area of Nindja, territory of Kabare in South Kivu (the village I am from). In the past, those forests were green and dense, but since the arrival of the foreigners from Rwanda, these forests are being occupied and destroyed.
This is where they:
- Cut the trees for their buildings and for cooking and heating wood
- Make boards out of the trees for their survival
- Deforest to make charcoal
- Forest and bush fires
- Hunt the animals
- Farm for their animals
- Shot guns in the forests.

All this caused problems for the animals, some feel threatened, and others are fleeing far away as the air is already polluted; some are killed and/or massacred.

The native people: I am thinking about my dear Pygmee person who today is caught between the hammer and the nail. They are a people of the forest and nowadays they are being pushed out of the forests; they are not welcome and they are not being integrated as it should within the Bantou community.

The rivers, the hills: this is in those same rivers and hills that one digs all these ores: gold, coltan, cassiterite, diamond etc.
The Congolese digs for his own survival, he works to earn less.

We regret a lot the wealth that BANRO gets from our homeland. What do the Congolese people get in all of this? What did the people who lived here gain from all of this?

Peace in DRC: When will peace come back to DRC? When will our forests, our fields, and our villages be still occupied by these assailants, these warriors, these belligerents?

DRC would be of a breathtaking beauty if we were living harmoniously with the foreigners.

The war has caused a lot of bad that was not part of our culture.
Rape: with the rate that this burden represents in our country, with all the negative consequences attached to it, Congolese women have lost their entire dignity. Where can they get it back?
Children born out of rape are causing a difficult problem for our communities.
The massacres and the killings: children have witnessed the killing of their parents; adults have witnessed the killing of their partners and their dear ones. These episodes are engraved in their memories and it affects their entire lives.

Personally, I have been an orphan from a very young age; I know very well the problem associated with being an orphan. Being an orphan because of fate is one thing, but becoming an orphan due to the action of another person is difficult to understand.

Conflict: a lot of conflicts took their sources in these wars, who will be the mediator?
The balkanization: this issue is at the source of all these perpetual wars and its source is our wealth.
Therefore, in the name of the DRC, in the name of all the Congolese women, we are saying no to the balkanization. This is where Congo’s hidden beauty lies. Who could help the Congo to retrieve the beauty of its country?

I say and I thank you.

Noella Neema's picture

Merci pour votre courage de

Merci pour votre courage de nous commenter chaque fois nous disons encors une fois merci

Noella Neema

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