Wednesday, 18 March 2009

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Alors qu’une manifestation “pour la sauvegarde de la jeune démocratie congolaise” était annoncée pour lundi, elle n’a pas eu lieu après l’arrestation, dimanche, de trois de ses organisateurs, Floribert Chebeya et Dolly Inefo Mbunga de “La voix des sans voix”, et Donat Tshikaya de la Renadhoc.
Alors que la crise n’est pas résolue au Kivu, qui voit un retour en force des FDLR (rebelles hutus rwandais issus des génocidaires) depuis le départ de l’armée rwandaise chargée brièvement (20 janvier - 27 février) de les combattre, et que l’Etat est au bord de la faillite en raison de difficultés économiques, l’attention des Congolais est focalisée sur le conflit entre l’exécutif et le législatif (voir LLB 14 mars). La présidence exige la démission immédiate du président de l’Assemblée, Vital Kamerhe, membre du parti présidentiel PPRD, qui ne s’est pas exécuté jusqu’ici, parce qu’il avait exprimé publiquement son désaccord avec l’entrée des troupes rwandaises sur le sol congolais.

“Lâchez Kamerhe”
Il y a une semaine, les députés de la majorité avaient reçu un SMS leur enjoignant de “lâcher Kamerhe” faute de quoi l’assemblée serait “dissoute”. Dimanche, selon notre confrère “Le Soft”, 263 députés de la majorité ont signé, “lors d’une garden-party” au siège de leur formation, une “Déclaration politique” ordonnant à M. Kamerhe de démissionner. De plus, les députés ont reçu l’ordre de ne pas se présenter, lundi à l’ouverture de la session parlementaire, afin qu’il n’y ait pas le quorum. Enfin, la police interdisait lundi l’entrée de l’hémicycle aux journalistes et au public.

Devant 120 députés sur 500, Vital Kamerhe a néanmoins ouvert la session, estimant que le quorum n’était nécessaire que pour un vote. Evoquant la crise de l’heure, il a insisté pour que cesse “l’intrusion des partis et regroupements politiques, faits privés, dans le fonctionnement des institutions”. Il a souligné que ce n’était pas le Président qui était responsable devant le Parlement, mais le gouvernement, et invité les ministres “à éviter de se cacher derrière le chef de l’Etat, qu’ils exposent inutilement, pour chercher à échapper à leur responsabilité politique”. Et d’appeler le gouvernement “à justifier promptement sa gestion” devant les élus.

Le président de l’Assemblée a indiqué que son refus de démissionner en dehors de la session parlementaire n’était pas “de l’indiscipline face à la hiérarchie de ma famille politique” mais dicté par le souci de respecter “l’esprit et la lettre de la Constitution” et de “préserver la démocratie pour laquelle notre peuple s’est battu”. Il a également tenu à “rassurer le Président de la République, chef de l’Etat et de ma famille politique” : “j’inscrirai la question de ma démission et du renouvellement du bureau (de l’Assemblée) à la prochaine réunion de la Conférence des présidents” de groupes “avant de venir en débattre à la plénière et ce en conformité avec la Constitution et notre règlement intérieur”.

Arrestations
Alors qu’une manifestation “pour la sauvegarde de la jeune démocratie congolaise” était annoncée pour lundi, elle n’a pas eu lieu après l’arrestation, dimanche, de trois de ses organisateurs, Floribert Chebeya et Dolly Inefo Mbunga de “La voix des sans voix”, et Donat Tshikaya de la Renadhoc.
Marie-France Cros
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Une lecture très intéressante des événements par Mama Braeckman au lien suivant montre ou démontre que le Congo ne pourra jamais avoir la paix tant que les Noko sont dans les coulisses des événements:
http://blogs.lesoir.be/colette-braeckman/2009/03/16/congo-lorsque-sopposent-deux-legitimites/
(Pourtant, Kamerhe et Kabila, deux "gentlemen" de l'est et swahiliphones de surplus ne devraient pas connaître la fonction de Noko ni être sensibles à ses rodomontades).

Placée en fin de texte, La mise en parallèle du conflit ouvert entre Kabila et Kamerhe avec celui de Kasavubu et Lumumba en dit assez long sur les enjeux et les protagonistes en (cou-)lisse.
On sait que Kasavubu était pro belgo-français alors que Lumumba était, par un tour de passe-passe génial, réputé communiste et anti occidental, anti Belgo-français surtout.

Le gouvernement belge, sous l'instigation des milieux d'affaires et du roi, finiront par condamner Lumumba à mort et exécuté avec ses compagnons politiques par les militaires congolais sous les ordres d'un adjudant belge de Gand (il a écrit un livre). Donc, ce n'est pas la CIA qui l'a tué même si elle a acquiescé.

Reste encore à savoir qui est qui ou le fameux who is who. Kamerhe serait-il le Lumumba du moment ou l'inverse?
Décidément, la lecture des événements politiques actuels du Congo reste difficile et même serait un jeu d'échecs aux pions furtifs.

Encore une fois, les Africains, ici les Congolais, ont du mal à penser pour eux-mêmes et se laissent manipulés par leurs Noko.
Pourquoi? Parce que le pouvoir en place a été monté de toutes pièces par leurs tuteurs Noko.
Au lieu de mériter de leur peuple, c'est de ces forces étrangères qu'ils attendent des satisfécits et des pourboires.
Et le Kinois et ses voisins continuent de manger des poulets équarris Wilki et du piosson importé les fameux Piondi ... quand ils peuvent s'en acheter.
Business is business.

Bagambiki

Anonymous said...

Kagame takes a swipe at ‘western arrogance’

• Kabuye returns to France

In a wide ranging interview with Stephen Sackur on BBC’s political talk-show, Hard Talk, aired yesterday, President Paul Kagame, dismissed western arrogance towards African countries. Which he said was based on naivety– if not ignorance – on the part of the West, “on what goes on in Africa particularly in my country (Rwanda).”

Kagame had been in the UK at the invitation of the City of London Corporation to participate in an investment forum, for East Africa.

He later spoke at the Oxford union and also met with the Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma, as well as British government officials, Minister for Africa, Mark Malloch-Brown and Foreign secretary David Milliband.

Sackur’s questions ranged from the eastern DRC conflict, to the arrest warrants against senior Rwandan officials, and the status of former rebel leader Laurent Nkunda.

On the issue of the indictements against Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, Kagame said he, like many African leaders, had no trust in the International Criminal Court independence.

The running thread of Sackur’s line of questioning seemed to centre on fears, largely to do with Rwanda, “flexing its regional muscle.”

On the return to Paris, France of the Director of State Protocol, Rose Kabuye, to answer to charges based on indictments brought about by French Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière.

President Kagame responded that all along the charges brought against Kabuye and eight other government officials were just ‘a farce’.

Kabuye, who has already been to and from Paris twice since last December, returned to Paris yesterday to face French judges.

Kagame’s response to the indictments was, “the file is empty, there is nothing in it” adding that Kabuye’s case would vindicate Rwanda that the charges were trumped up.

This is against a background of continued reports that the case built by former Judge Bruguière, was on the verge of collapse. It has been reported in the French media, that Prosecutors there have confessed to facing a challenge of loopholes in Bruguière’s case.

Among the issues at hand which punch credibility into this case, is the withdrawal of star witness former Lieutenant Joshua Abdul Ruzibiza, including other internal politics within the French political administration, from the time of Bruguière’s case to present.

Responding to questions on the eastern DRC conflict President Kagame emphasized that regional peace and security were the major priorities.

The peace process in the eastern DRC reached its peak last year, after the Congolese and Rwandan governments set up a joint operation to rout out the genocidal, Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) rebels from that region.

The successful operation ‘Umoja Wetu’ has so far seen the repatriation of over 7000 former FDLR rebels and civilians, to Rwanda.

Commenting on the success of this mission, President Kagame said, “ We really broke the back of the FDLR, that was in the Congo, something very important was the support of the population in the eastern Congo.”

However, Sackur raised concerns over recent UN reports that the FDLR rebels have started regrouping and taking over villages again, President Kagame, did not rule out any possibility of further cooperation with his Congolese counterparts, but would only do so “if the government of Congo wants us to work with them to go to deal with that part of the problem.”

In an apparent bid to further pin President Kagame to the conflict in the eastern DRC, Sackur also sought clarity on the status of former rebel leader of the now disbanded, National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP).

Kagame reminded Sackur that there is a historical and regional context within which the Nkunda’s case should be dealt, “I am not confining myself to Laurent Nkunda and you are pushing it as if Nkunda is the problem, we decide that when the times comes with the DRC in a much wider context than just Nkunda. We are looking at issues we are trying to achieve in terms of peace and stability.”

Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Rosemary Museminali, last week announced that she was set to meet her Congolese counterparts, at the end of March, as part of the high level “four plus four” bilateral sessions, made up of the two countries representatives, from Foreign Affairs, Defence and Intelligence. Among the issues to be discussed as reported last week by The New Times, is Nkunda’s fate.

In this regard President Kagame was very forthright with Sackur, after further probing; “Nkunda if you will, is our guest. It is mainly the duty of the Congolese and ourselves to decide how to resolve the problem.”

Kagame also poured scorn on a report released late last year that Rwanda was supporting the CNDP. He charged that the UN, “has done more damage to the situation than anybody could do. They were the ones providing arms to genocidaires in the Congo in exchange of minerals. Did anybody question that?” he wondered.

He called for support towards the joint efforts between Rwanda and DRC in dealing with underlying problems that have caused the conflict.

comment:
Now we see how Kagame wavers on the Nkunda case. He seems not be sure about is aggression against Kivu und arrest of Nkunda and allies with Al Beshir in Sudan.
L.

Anonymous said...

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC)

ITUC OnLine
039/18309

Democratic Republic of Congo: Three Trade Unionists Under Arrest

Brussels, 18 March 2009 (ITUC OnLine): The International Trade Union
Confederation has strongly protested against the arbitrary arrest and
judicial harassment of Mr Nginamau Malaba, president of the Congolese
trade union centre CCT (one of the ITUC's affiliates in Congo), and two
other trade unionists. The three detainees have been tortured and
mistreated by the authorities.
The trade unionists were arrested in January, after signing a memorandum
denouncing the misappropriation of public funds by the Ministry of the
National Economy and Trade and demanding the reassignment of bonuses on
revenues as well as the payment of incentive bonuses to the staff at the
ministry.

The president of the CCT, now charged with the forgery of documents, was
deprived of the right to see a lawyer, to receive visits from his family
and access to basic medical care until mid February, when he was
transferred to the penitentiary and rehabilitation centre of Kinshasa,
the CPRK.
"The plight of trade unionists in the Democratic Republic of Congo is
extremely worrying," said Guy Ryder, general secretary of the ITUC.
"There can be no justification for a policy of repression. Trade unions
play an essential role in all democracies," he added.

In a letter to the authorities
http://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/09-03-18_Trois_syndicalistes_detenus.pdf
, the ITUC urged the Congolese government to ensure the immediate and
unconditional release of the three trade unionists and to take every
measure necessary to ensure that trade unionists in the DRC can exercise
their rights without fear of reprisal or the violation of their
fundamental rights.

The ITUC represents 170 million workers in 312 affiliated national
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http://www.youtube.com/ITUCCSI

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Anonymous said...

Well, as usual, L found some interesting matters about Congo and Rwanda issues when Stephen Sackur's HARDtalk interview was on with President Kagame. Hereunder is the link of the whole:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/progs/09/hardtalk/kagame_17mar.ram

Things seem to be a bit clear after watching the video.

Bagambiki

Anonymous said...

Obosanjo turns thumbs on Nkunda.
I hope everybody has watched the interview of Sir David of ALJAZEERA with Obosanjo.
Asked about the fate of Nkunda, he fell into sybillinic advices turning his thumbs. He sais Nkunda did not listen to his mentors, did not see the handwriting on the wall. What mentors does Obosanjo mean? Is Obosanjo a mentor? Is Kagame his mentor?
As has been statet earlier in this blog, Obosanjo as mediator to Nairobi peace talks should rather wipe at his own door, exactly in the Niger delta and stop polluting the area with oil, so as people cannot live there any longer. But as Obosanjo said, these people are criminals. Nice to hear his opinion on this this. So Nkunda with intention to give Congo wealth to the people is also considered criminal. Nigeria connection as advisor on how do deal with country's wealth is not very constructive.
And Kagame as mentor, how much does he earn to return coltan mines in Masisi to Germany?
L.

Anonymous said...

Thank you L.

So, according to Kagame Nkunda is not under house arrest but is simply a guest? Interesting.

And according to Obassanjo, Nkunda was not listening to his mentors.
So much so that he found himself a guest of Kagame(mentor?).

Oh,the Kivu dynamics. We are yet to see the truth fully exposed

Antoinette said...

And the truth will come out! Just a bit of patience. The powerful game maker in the Great lakes should not contradict himself. Fact is that he may not be the game maker, but a powerful tool for other game makers?

Anonymous said...

THE TUTSI CAUSE IS NOT A MITHOLOGY, NEVER!!!

MAY HE KAGAME HAVE PROBLEME WITH OUR HERO NKUNDA, BUT THERE IS NO REASON TO RENEGATE TUTSI HUMANKIND!!!! FOR THEY HAVE ALLSO TO SURVIVE LIKE ALL OTHERS!!!

Yes, KANKINDI; KAGAME HE I NOT THE GAME MAKER, THAT THE REASON WAY; HE GOES FROM COTRADUCTION TO A NOTHER.NKUNDA WAS ARRESTED; NKUNDA IS THIS OR THAT AND NOW; NKUNDA IS OUR GUEST; IF YOU WILL.....! IN JEUNE AFRIQUE LAST EDITION IN HIS INTERVEW; KAGAME DENIED MORE THAN 3 TIMES NKUNDA. I DON´T KNOW ABOUT NKUNDA; I NEVER SOW HIM...IT IS THAT CLEAR?HE ADDED!
THAT LETS ME THINK ABOUT JUDAS AFTER SELLING JESUS AND LATTER PETER TELLING HE DIDN´T NEW JESUS... ALL OF YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY.
BUT THE MORST BAD THING HAS KAGAME EVER MADE IS TO, AFTER HAVING UNJUSTLY PUT NKUNDA IN THE DETATION AND "MALTRAITER" CONGOLESE- TUTSI REFUGEES OF KIBUYE AND BYUMBA CAMPS,SAYED THAT ""THE TUTSI CASE IS JUST CULTURALY MITHOLOGY""!!!
BEFORE TELLING THAT KIND OF THINGS, HE COULD ASK MR.MBUSA NYAMWISI YELODIA WHAT HE WAS ABOUT TO DO IF OUR HERO DID NOT STAND TO PROTECT HIS PEOPLE! IF HE KAGAME DOES NOT CARE ABOUT CONGO -TUTSI; HAD HE FORGOTTEN THAT HIMSELF WAS RWANDES REFEEGE IN UGANDA ALL GUD 30 YEARS???
WHAW CAN HE LOOSE THE HONOR TO ALL EXTREMINATED TUTSI SINCE 1959 ANTILL THIS DAY AND SAY THAT THE TUTSI CASE IS A MITHOLOGY?
NOW, I HAVE A QUESTION: WHO´S TRULY KAGAME? WHAT IS HIS TRU IDENTETY AND FOR WHO AND FOR WHAT IS HE STANDING FOR , IF HE CAN RENEGATE TUTSI; EGAINST EVEN THE LOW OF HIS COUNTRY! " THE NEGATION OF GENOCIDE IS PUNISHED OF LOW IN THAT COUNTRY; MAY BE THAT IS ONLY AVALABLE FOR SOME!!!?
SO; IT WILL BE BETTER AND SO EASY TO LEBERATE NKUNDA IMMEDIATRY BEFORE KAGAME´S MISTAKES AND CONTRADUCTIONS ARE INCOUNTABLE.

Anonymous said...

So the Tutsi cause is a mythologie?

Tell me Pierre Pean is just another racist fellow.

Antoinette said...

Whoever believes it's a mythology accuses some serious deficit regarding intellectual honesty and probably a total disregard for history, even very recent history!