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PEACE AND SECURITY

La Paix et la Sécurité constituent deux facteurs-clés de développement durable. Aucun Pays au monde ne peut penser émerger lorsque l'insécurité s'y installe. Le cas de la partie Orientale de la RDC dépasse tout entendement. Il ne se passe plus un jour sans qu'on ne parle des massacres, pillages, violations flagrantes des droits humains. Les populations vivant cette partie du pays vivent un calvaire sans précédent. Les cas les plus récents sont ceux de l'attentat du Docteur Denis MUKWEGE, Médecin Directeur de l'Hôpital de Panzi, agressé le jeudi de la semaine passé à son domicile, sise avenue Muhumba, en commune d'Ibanda. Comme bilan de cet attentat, son cuisinier tué par balle, pendant que lui même venait d'échapper de justesse les coups de balle lancés vers sa direction. Pendant ce temps, l'un des assaillants lui avait ravi le contact de sa voiture, retrouvé le lendemain du drame à Bugabo, en commune de Kadutu. Cette situation a fait que ce dernier et sa famille ont quitté Bukavu pour une autre destination. Plusieurs autres cas sont à déplorer, notamment, l'enlèvement de 3 prêtres catholique du diocèse de Beni/Mbau en Province voisine du Nord-Kivu. Toujours dans la ville de Bukavu, au courant de la même semaine, un corps inanimé venait d'être ramassé dans un caniveau. Un autre jeune homme du nom de Douglas venait d'être tué par balles alors qu'il rentrait chez-lui aux environs de 20H, plusieurs autres cas sont à déplorer.
Par ailleurs, l'Archidiocèse de Bukavu a commémoré ce 29 octobre l'assassinat de son Pasteur, l'Archevêque Christophe Munzihirwa assassiné en 1996, pendant qu'il jouait un rôle assez important d'homme de Dieu au sein de son Eglise en particulier et de la population du Sud-Kivu en général.
Nous décrions cette insécurité qui entraîne ipso facto la fuite des cerveaux, les homicides, y compris les violations intempestives des Droits Humains.
Nous pensons que cette fois, la communauté Internationale ne va pas continuer à rester insensible face à la détresse de toute une nation contrainte à vivre dans un calvaire.
A cet effet, nous sollicitons une intervention urgente de la communauté internationale pour que l'insécurité soit maîtrisé et que la justice tant nationale qu'internationale fassent leur travail.

English translation by PulseWire member Nita

PEACE AND SECURITY
Peace and security constitute two key factors for sustainable development. No country in the world can think of emerging in the mist of insecurity. The case of the eastern part of DRC is beyond all understanding. There is no single day without reports of massacres, lootings, human rights abuses. People living in this part of the country experience unprecedented suffering. The most recent cases are those of the attack on Dr. Denis Mukwege- the Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, who was assaulted Thursday of last week at his home, located at avenue Muhumba in the Ibanda locality. Facts of the attack; his cook was killed by a gunshot, he himself narrowly escaped from bullets thrown towards at his direction. During this time, one of the attackers had stolen his car which was found a day after the incident at Bugabo in the Kadutu locality. This situation made the latter and his family to leave Bukavu for another destination. Several other cases are to be condemned especially the kidnapping of three Catholic Priests of the Beni /Mbau Diocese in the neighboring province of North Kivu. Still in the Bukavu town, within the same week, a lifeless body had been picked up in a gutter. Another young man named Douglas had been shot dead while returning to his home at around 8pm, several other cases to be deplored.
In addition, the Archdiocese of Bukavu commemorated on 29 October the murder of its Pastor, Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa assassinated in 1996 who played a very important role as a man of God in his church in particular and to the population of South Kivu in general.
We decry this insecurity which provokes brain drain, homicide, including gross violations of human rights.
We believe that this time the International community will not continue to remain indifferent to the plight of a whole nation forced to live in suffering.
To this effect, we are seeking an urgent intervention from the international community so that insecurity is controlled and both national and international justices do their job.

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Nita's picture

meme les hommes de Dieu sont victims?

Bonjour Ma Madeleine
Dont les malfaiteurs la n'ont pas peur meme des hommes de Dieu?
C'est bizarre mais terrible
Nous servons un Dieu qui se defend et qui defend ses enfants. Je pense qu'il ne peut rester silencieux pour toujours
Dans la paix

NITA

Merci Nita pour votre interrogation. Je vous réponds par l'affirmatif. C'est vous dire que les violences ont dépassées leurs limites dans notre Pays. Ces malfaiteurs, pour la plupart des cas mènent des attaques ciblées dans les couvents des réligieuses et réligieux. Souvent, ils pensent que ces derniers ont l'argent, d'une part, d'autre part, l'église Catholique surtout, fait beaucoup de dénonciations sur les abus commis.
C'est alors que nous avons à la Cathédrale de Bukavu les tombes de Messeigneurs les Archêveques Munzihirwa et Kataliko; qui ont beaucoup combattus nos agrésseurs, y compris la balkanisation de notre pays. Le premier est mort en Octobre 1996, son successeur,en 1998, tous tués par ces malfaiteurs. En dehors de ces derniers, le sang de plusieurs soeurs réligieuses et celui des prêtres a déjà coulé et continue à couler. Voilà pourquoi, il est impérieux que la Paix soit retrouvée en RDC.
Ces derniers, malheureusement, lorsqu'ils agissent, ils pensent que Dieu, notre créateur ne voit rien. Cependant, qu'en sera t-il le jour du jugement ?

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PEACE AND SECURITY
Peace and security constitute two key factors for sustainable development. No country in the world can think of emerging in the mist of insecurity. The case of the eastern part of DRC is beyond all understanding. There is no single day without reports of massacres, lootings, human rights abuses. People living in this part of the country experience unprecedented suffering. The most recent cases are those of the attack on Dr. Denis Mukwege- the Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, who was assaulted Thursday of last week at his home, located at avenue Muhumba in the Ibanda locality. Facts of the attack; his cook was killed by a gunshot, he himself narrowly escaped from bullets thrown towards at his direction. During this time, one of the attackers had stolen his car which was found a day after the incident at Bugabo in the Kadutu locality. This situation made the latter and his family to leave Bukavu for another destination. Several other cases are to be condemned especially the kidnapping of three Catholic Priests of the Beni /Mbau Diocese in the neighboring province of North Kivu. Still in the Bukavu town, within the same week, a lifeless body had been picked up in a gutter. Another young man named Douglas had been shot dead while returning to his home at around 8pm, several other cases to be deplored.
In addition, the Archdiocese of Bukavu commemorated on 29 October the murder of its Pastor, Archbishop Christophe Munzihirwa assassinated in 1996 who played a very important role as a man of God in his church in particular and to the population of South Kivu in general.
We decry this insecurity which provokes brain drain, homicide, including gross violations of human rights.
We believe that this time the International community will not continue to remain indifferent to the plight of a whole nation forced to live in suffering.
To this effect, we are seeking an urgent intervention from the international community so that insecurity is controlled and both national and international justices do their job.

NITA

Sheil's picture

La paix par les accords commerciaux

Madame Bwenge,

Je pense qu'il n'y aura pas de paix tant que le conflit sur ​​la vastes ressources minières et naturelles du Congo est adressée. J'ai lu dans les nouvelles qu'il ya une valeur estimée à 24,000,000,000,000.00 de diamants, l'or, le coltan, le cuivre et le bois dans la région. Je crains que la paix passe par la négociation des droits miniers, et l'accès en toute sécurité pour eux, il n'y aura pas de paix pour les femmes sur le Congo.

Nous, les femmes doivent tenir compte des aspects commerciaux de la violence dans le but de le résoudre une fois pour toutes. Nous devons être très pragmatique. Je ne pense pas plaider pour les droits de l'homme à lui seul résoudre la violence, mais de trouver comment apporter la paix par le biais des droits miniers et l'accès à la richesse volonté.

Avec gentillesse,

Sheila

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Dear Ms. Bwenge,

I think there will be no peace until the conflict over the vast mineral and natural resources of the Congo is addressed. I read in the news that there is an estimated $24,000,000,000,000.00 worth of diamonds, gold, coltan, copper and lumber in the region. I fear until peace comes through negotiation of mineral rights, and the safe access to them, there will be no peace for the women on the Congo.

We as women must address the business aspects of the violence in order to solve it once and for all. We must be very pragmatic. I do not think pleading for human rights alone will solve the violence, but figuring out how to bring peace through mineral rights and the access to the richness will.

With kindness,

Sheila

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Hi Madeleine

Dear Madeline,

Thank you so much for writing and being a part of the WorldPulse community. Wow, your writing is powerful. It really makes the problems and challenges of the DRC come close to home. I am so sorry to hear these stories. Please know that you and everyone in the DRC (like Dr. Denis Mukwege) are in my thoughts and prayers. I liked that you gave solutions. How do you see the international community intervening? How should those of us on WorldPulse help?

All the best,
Mila

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