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DRC, la démocratie en péril

Les menaces exercés sur les opposants ces derniers temps et autres intimidations sont compris comme des stratégies mises en marches par les pouvoirs en place dans le but d'étouffer notre jeune démocratie acquise au prix d'énormes sacrifices. Le cas flagrant d'attentat à l'intégrité physique de l'honorable et président de l'UNC, Mr Vital KAMERHE, lors de son caravane de paix à Bukavu en février est assez éloquent à ce sujet.

Plus d'un congolais s’inquiètent quant à la tenue prochaine des élections prévues en 2016. L’agenda proposé par le président de la Commission Électorale Nationale Indépendante "CENI" ne rencontre aucunement les attentes de la population en ce qui concerne le mode de vote par suffrage indirect proposé, qui risquerait de consacrer la corruption et par ricochet la fraude massive.

J'en appelle à la vigilance de tous les compatriotes où qu'ils se trouvent, de se mobiliser comme une seule personne pour barrer la route aux prédateurs de notre démocratie;
J'en appelle également à la communauté internationale ainsi qu'à toute personne éprise de justice et de paix, de demeurer aux cotés du peuple congolais, en faisant pression sur les institutions en place pour qu'elles observent les principes des droits consacrés dans les instruments juridiques internationaux auxquels le RDC notre beau pays à adhéré. C'est de cette façon seulement que le peuple congolais se sentira respecté

English translation by community member J.Buchanan

DRC, a Democracy in Peril

Recent threats and other intimidation tactics made by opposing forces are considered strategic maneuvers undertaken by those in power and aim to smother our young democracy, which was acquired through enormous sacrifice. The blatant attack on the integrity of the honorable president of the UNC (Union for the Congolese Nation), Vital Kamerhe during a peace procession in Bukavu in February speaks volumes on this subject.

More than a few Congolese are worried about the upcoming elections forecasted for 2016. The agenda proposed by the president of the Independent National Electoral Committee (CENI) has not met the population’s expectations with regards to the envisaged voting process. This poses serious corruption threats and could result in massive fraud.

I call for the vigilance of all of my compatriots, wherever they are, to mobilize to stop those from preying on our democracy. I also call upon the international community, as well as anyone dedicated to peace and justice to stand by the Congolese people, to pressure existing institutions to observe the international legal protocol that the DRC has already ratified. This is the only way in which the Congolese people will feel respected.

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Translation

“DRC, a Democracy in Peril”

Recent threats and other intimidation tactics made by opposing forces are considered strategic maneuvers undertaken by those in power and aim to smother our young democracy, which was acquired through enormous sacrifice. The blatant attack on the integrity of the honorable president of the UNC (Union for the Congolese Nation), Vital Kamerhe during a peace procession in Bukavu in February speaks volumes on this subject.

More than a few Congolese are worried about the upcoming elections forecasted for 2016. The agenda proposed by the president of the Independent National Electoral Committee (CENI) has not met the population’s expectations with regards to the envisaged voting process. This poses serious corruption threats and could result in massive fraud.

I call for the vigilance of all of my compatriots, wherever they are, to mobilize to stop those from preying on our democracy. I also call upon the international community, as well as anyone dedicated to peace and justice to stand by the Congolese people, to pressure existing institutions to observe the international legal protocol that the DRC has already ratified. This is the only way in which the Congolese people will feel respected.

Je suis complètement d'accord avec vous. La communaté internationale doit s'implique dans ce processus électoral. Les problèmes actuels au Congo doivent faire partie de la politique internationale à grande échelle.

ANNE CHIRUME's picture

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Ce la est vrai, mais que font les congolais pour que la communauté internationale s'implique? Si vous êtes congolais, il est grand temps de commencer quelque part et maintenant.

ANNE

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