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    WHAT IS TO MAKE THE SPORT IN CONGO DR

    The Agreement Urban Sport for All of the Group Corporate and Professional Kinshasa (EUSpT-GCPK), under the coordination of Mr. Jean-Marie BOLIBA, coordination President and Vice President of External Relations of the Congolese Federation of Sport for All (FECOSpT), is organizing the 1st edition 2016, “Kinshasa, Sport for All” under the theme “Be a sport and solidarity for Congo united, multicultural and prosperous.” To believe Jean-Marie BOLIBA, the organization of the first edition, Kinshasa Sport for All is open to Kinshasa residents of any age and sex, without distinction of race, various classes and backgrounds. As part of physical education and free recreational or sporting activities organized for the benefit of many people, fitness walking promotes regular physical activity to the evolution and development of each. Hereinafter, the process of the economy EUSPT-GCPK over its activities and objectives pursued.

    The growing interest shown by people throughout the world for sports related to Health and Physical Condition is a universal finding IOC, WHO and UNESCO. Researchers from various fields have discovered that by doing SPORT FOR ALL:

    The feelings of aggression automatically give way to social contacts;
    Delinquency and marginalization will be replaced with the joy and pleasure to participate in recreational activities fostering new relationships.

    Today more than ever, we all have a responsibility to know the sport as an essential element of well-being of individuals and society. So we all have a responsibility to encourage and support the development of sport for all in our respective communities.

    But many are asking the question: “WHAT IS TO MAKE THE SPORT?

    The answer is simple;

    For fun, feeling in his body;
    To improve quality of life, release stress, physical activity provides the physical and emotional well-being;
    To keep in shape because physical activity that muscle be it smooth or pain, keep your body healthy;
    To go to meet others, create links.
    To promote the exchange and conviviality.
    In short, physical activity and sport in its contributions to the body, psychological and socio-cultural, is an important element in the process of developing and promoting PUBLIC HEALTH is the expression of all athletic abilities population.

    The purpose of holding “KINSHASA SPORT FOR ALL” is the socialization and well-being of the population. This is an open day for all participants and amateur recreational sport. It promotes the exchange, conviviality and fills your day with an exciting recreational sport, unconditional nor sex nor age sporting level, is a medium to gather, share and exchange. It creates situations of citizen assistance and reconciled society.

    Physical and sport for all in the workplace, school, student, family and sociocultural: Reduced absenteeism;

    Decreases morphological deformities;

    Generally improves productivity and contributes to a dynamic economy at any level and regenerates the social climate in all layers of society.

    Brief overview on Sport for All

    The body movement is life. GOD created the human structure for movement. Already in Rome and ancient Greece, thinkers such as Thales and Juvenal saw a strong link between exercise and intelligence. And Galen, the Roman Emperor of the 2nd Century advocating physical activity to maintain health.

    Then, the vision of Pierre de Coubertin in 1919: “All Sports for All” which gave the impetus and established a new conception of sport in society.

    DR. Congo, Sport for All was introduced by the late Lucien TSHIMPUMPU wa TSHIMPUMPU, Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure of the former. Zaire after a servicing mission conducted in Europe. He was the first President of the Congolese Federation of Sport for All (FECOSpT) and representative of the International Association of Sport for All in our country. He was succeeded by Patriarch Justin-Marie BOMBOKO, one of the pioneers and fathers of the independence of the DRC who also bowed out in Belgium on 04/10/2014. After the 2014 elections, a new committee was set up, headed by Ms Lyly TSHIMPUMPU which is expected to also lead the women’s football at the national level.

    Sport for All’s contribution in the Company

    Sport for All is a component of continuing education, promotes social environment integration, integration in life, communication and expression for everyone to take responsibility and to participate in community life at every level no age limit. It allows the tolerance, sharing, camaraderie, teamwork and community.

    In short, the SPORT for ALL consists in the organization of physical education and free recreational or sporting activities organized for the large number of people regardless of age or gender, workplace, school and student in socio-cultural environment … He developed major events that everyone can access and / or participate either within your institution, business, school, club, community … as signatories of regular physical activity for evolution and fulfillment of each: Breathe new sporty dynamics.

    The Congolese Federation of Sport for All is a public service mission. It is an offshoot of Sport for All Associations acting nonprofit organization of mass sporting events and entertainment throughout the whole of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The Congolese Federation of Sport for All in its capacity as national leading organization in the field of Sport for All in a privileged position. It is a Multisports Federation. In principle, it broadcasts the true values and the foundations of the sport; Fair play, taste for effort and in passing in an accepted and acceptable pace, looking for a suitable physical condition.

    The organization of the first edition for ALL SPORT KINSHASA is open to Kinshasa residents of any age and sex, without distinction of races, different classes and different backgrounds.

    All participate in this great event that enters the annals su Sports and Culture of the Democratic Republic of Congo following the example of developed countries.

    Running or walking on foot is beneficial to the brain, it stimulates the production of new neurons and stabilizes the body. Move, let off steam and have fun in a group, are the pillars of improved physical performance, maintaining the general condition and optimization of well-being. Control of his body and his time, consistency is improving the quality of life.

    The implementation of this new conception of Sport reports to a need of the need to restore the balance of a threatened society in its social cohesion by the avatars of modernity as: nepotism, selfishness, tribalism, isolation, marginalization, political antagonism, delinquency and crime.

    General Condition of Participation

    Registration (required); Port official T-shirt (mandatory); Port macaroon No. Id. Official (required)
    Free participation:

    Individual, company, institution, Group, University and School Institute, NGOs, Non-profit, Club, Group and / or family.

    N.B: the registration process to participate in this event has already started, contact us for more information.

    President of the Coordination

    Jean-Marie BOLIPA

    Vice president in charge of External Relations and Playful Activities / FECOSpT and President / EUSpT-GPCK

    Contact: (+243) 828 236 625; 844692673; 999910063

    Coordination (CECIC)

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    #27001

    After pro-dialogue, pro-Kodjo, Lumuna Ndubu comes today to radicalize vis-à-vis the current format of the political dialogue taking place in the city of the African Union, in Mont Ngaliema. He believes that this forum is not all inclusive. He challenges together Edem Kodjo, the Togolese Facilitator for his “bias” in the conduct of the dialogue process. In this sense there must incorporate political parties conflict with the powers that be, and those who are concerned with elections looming on the horizon. This would avoid any dispute and confrontation. Master would Lumuna although dialogue leading to a political transition that will be led by the Opponent Moses Katumbi to enforce the resolutions of the dialogue.

    However, as regards the judgment of the Constitutional Court which gave the Chairman the opportunity to continue to installation of the newly elected President, Mr. Lumuna think this was only delaying and political maneuvers to the purpose of perpetuating the current institutions. For him, the choice of the chairman of the Almighty Mazembe’s clear. “We support Moses Katumbi because he has shown good management in the former province of Katanga. Since everyone is out of scope, and we need national cohesion, it will be the President of the Republic to grant a presidential pardon likely to ensure that Moses no longer in the crosshairs of justice “has he told us.

    Faced with all that happens in the Republic, he asked the dialoguers think essentially a transition diagram of whether to preserve the box “Congo” against the burn. To get in, it is still imperative that the Government meet, once again, around a table, political parties, political groupings, the lifeblood of the nation, the government delegates, delegates of the President of the Republic , representatives of women and youth, the real civil society and others so that together we reflect on the real problem which is the “crisis of legitimacy”. It is this new configuration of the transitional government which will organize peaceful elections, transparent and credible. Because it does not up to the institutions outside the mandate to organize themselves, all elections. This approach discredit the elections. Which, in one way or another, will probably cause disputes and rejection of the results of the polls. Thus, to avoid a repeat of the gruesome and fatal events of 2006 and 2011, Lumuna Ndubu suggested a new dialogue to be truly inclusive. For, he went further, one can talk several times. There is no point to run.

    According to him, the current dialogue is not carried by the Congolese people. Or, “You have to listen to the people,” he began. So in view of the lack of mutual trust, he suggested that this second dialogue is under the initiative and the mediation of the international community including the UN, the AU, the EU and sub-regional organizations.

    #27002

    Yes, they are Congolese like any other. And thus they should enjoy the same rights and privileges as their compatriots living in the country. Jean-Pierre Alumba, a leading delegates of diaspora dialogue believes hard as iron. A head-on, it carries the claims of the Congolese diaspora. Despite the difficulties, the man claims that the voice of the diaspora was heard in the dialogue. Everything must be done by the Independent National Electoral Commission -CENI-, both houses of Parliament and also the Government to come to the Congolese diaspora are voters and if there is ambition, election candidates. Faced with the sleuths Daily Mont Fleuri, he says that the diaspora must, absolutely, be represented in the next government so that it wants its interests, those of the entire nation. In this interview, he also responds to varying contours of the dialogue whose work continues to the city of the African Union. In the following lines, please read it in full.

    Hello Mr. Alumba

    Jean-Pierre Alumba: Good morning.

    Dialogue in the Working Group via the Working Committee to managed you are talks by Edem Kodjo. As Diaspora what are your impressions?

    JP Alumba: A good experience for me to participate for the 3rd time to the foundation of these genres, after Sun-city and the 2011 Pretoria discussions on elections. But several years later I see that the elite of the DRC has still much to learn about the strategies of negotiations.

    Okay. So you have some experience of talks between Congolese. But why do you say that the elite still has much to learn about the strategies of the negotiations?

    JP Alumba: Strategies yes negotiations. The same Sun-city Pretoria errors and seating have not changed. The real negotiation is not done on the same day in public in room.

    This is a poignant review. What is your assessment on the delivery of various components during the dialogue?

    JP Alumba: The Opposition as usual is somewhat divided with conflicting interventions. Civil society a bit technical but without a common vision. The majority seemed to know the music. And with the absence of one of UDPS Co-author of the dialogue, the majority retained the copyright. Although the small minority diaspora, has been heard, anyway, his voice.

    The Diaspora have concerns she was taken into account?

    Alumba JP: Sure, but the CENI, the Parliament and the Transitional Government must revise some laws to facilitate the effective participation of the diaspora in future elections, if the vote of the diaspora may be another “trompe l’oeil” .

    A good agreement that the diaspora must contain what elements?

    JP Alumba: A good agreement that the diaspora must favor the general interest. It must meet the delegates to dialogue, but above all our people who have based their hopes on these historical foundations.

    The political agreement for dialogue seems revolved around the electoral calendar.

    A good consensual timetable of INEC, taking into account the total overhaul of the electoral register, must project the presidential elections when according to you?

    JP Alumba: technically in a timely and politically acceptable by the entire political class and civil society, and also the diaspora.

    How can your complete dialogue by the diaspora?

    JP Alumba: Government which failed to deliver to the people the election must resign apologizing to the people. Parliament should be arrested for not very well fulfilled its constitutional obligations. INEC must install antennas in host countries Congolese living abroad.

    In the Government, which will be set up, she will be shown the diaspora?

    JP Alumba: The diaspora is a very strategic component as it must, absolutely, be part of the Government of National Unity.

    What is the leitmotif of the coming of this government?

    Alumba JP: It’s simple. Prepare for elections and improve socio-security conditions of the Congolese.

    Tshisekedi and the Rally stayed outside. Will the resolutions of this forum be legitimized? Moreover, do they will be respected?

    Alumba JP: It is a monument in the history of politics in this country. And a major player almost unavoidable in politics. Unfortunately, as in Sun City UDPS miss for just another rendezvous of history. The specification they signed with the ruling majority has been scrupulously followed except the restructuring of the CENI. But the legitimacy of the agreement will depend on its content and ensuring its implementation execution for there to be alternately smooth and the sustainability of peace and stability in Congo – Kinshasa.

    Unfortunately, all good things must end. We are under this interview. Do you have a word for the thousands of Congolese living abroad?

    JP Alumba: My compatriots abroad must begin to mobilize and organize for the vote. Stop dreaming, seeing things with objectivity and realism. Banish hatred, slander and gossip.

    #27003

    The attempt to delay the elections, especially the presidential election, is the Gordian knot that led to the adoption by the US Senate of a resolution signed by Democrats and Republicans calling the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold presidential elections constitutionally in 2016. failing that, “it is time for President Kabila to assert publicly that he will resign at the end of his term, that is to say, at the latest on 19 December 2016”, hammered Senator Edward J. Markey. Below, the text of the US Senate Resolution in its entirety.

    RESOLUTION

    To encourage the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect the constitutional provisions on the holding of the presidential election in 2016, in order to ensure peaceful and orderly democratic transition of power;

    Whereas the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have a partnership based on economic development, investment and mutual interests in security and stability, and marked by efforts to resolve the crisis prolonged humanitarian face DRC;

    Whereas in 2006, the DRC government has adopted a new Constitution with a provision limiting the president to two consecutive terms;

    Considering that the Constitution requires that the elections are held in time for the inauguration of a new president December 19, 2016, when the presidential term expires;

    Whereas the events in the DRC over the past year and a half have seriously questioned the commitment of the DRC government to hold the elections on time required, and President Joseph Kabila has not publicly committed to step down at the end of his term;

    Considering that security and intelligence officials from the DRC arrested, harassed and imprisoned peaceful activists (as Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala), members of civil society, political leaders and others, as well as groups international and national human rights have reported worsening of the situation of human rights in the DRC;

    Whereas 12 presidential elections to be held on the African continent by the end of 2017, and what transpires in the DRC will send an important message to leaders in the region;

    While President Barack Obama spoke with President Kabila, on 31 March 2015 and “stressed the importance of elections in a timely, credible and peaceful that respect the Constitution of the DRC and protect the rights of all citizens of the DRC “;

    Whereas on 30 Mars2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted unanimously the resolution 2277, expressing its deep concern with “the delays in the preparation of the presidential elections” in the DRC and “the increased restrictions of political space in the DRC “and calls for ensuring” the successful holding and timely elections, including the presidential and legislative elections in November 2016, pursuant to the Constitution “;

    While many observers have expressed concern that the decline with the elections in the DRC, could lead to violence and instability in the DRC, which could affect the entire region;

    Whereas, June 23, 2016, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions against General Célestin Kanyama, Provincial Police Commissioner of Kinshasa, capital of DRC; and

    While the Treasury Department noted that these sanctions sends a “clear message that the United States condemn the violence and repression of the regime’s actions, particularly those of General Célestin Kanyama, threatening the future of democracy for people of DRC “;

    NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT WHETHER THE SENATE

    Expresses its concern at the failure of the DRC to take necessary measures to organize elections in November 2016, as required by the Constitution of the DRC;
    Recognizes that impunity and lack of rule of law undermine democracy, and that the arrest and detention of activists of civil society and harassment of political opponents and the restriction of political space and Punishment of peaceful dissent;
    Reaffirms its support for democracy and good governance in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    Asks the Government of the DRC and all other parties to respect the Constitution of the DRC to ensure a transition free, open, peaceful and democratic power as required by the Constitution;
    urges the DRC government to show leadership and commitment to elections by accelerating concrete steps for holding elections, including voter registration and protection of speech and political partisanship;
    Encourages the Government of the DRC and all other parties concerned to engage now targeted urgent discussions to advance the electoral process and reach consensus quickly on the way forward in establishing a detailed electoral calendar for all elections and allowing the selection of candidates and the process of the campaign; and
    Urges the President of the United States, in close coordination with regional and international partners:

    Constantly check that necessary technical dialogue occurs and takes place in a time and manner necessary for the proper conduct of elections in a timely manner;
    Use appropriate means to ensure that these objectives may include the imposition of additional targeted sanctions on individuals or entities responsible for violence and violations of human rights, as well as those who will undermine the democratic process in the DRC at any time in the process; and
    Continue the US policy of providing support for the organization of free, fair and peaceful national elections.

    #27004

    There are about 3,675 agents and state officials previously unpaid whose salary situation has been regularized. This is 1774 agents of Public Health, 1526 Higher and University Education, Scientific Research 120 and 255 of the Primary and Secondary Education. It is the Minister of State for the Budget, Michel Bongongo, who made the announcement on Friday 16 September.

    He does not intend to stop there. The agents of mechanization operation will continue in all areas of public administration, he has promised. Right now, hundreds of officers and civil servants parading before the inspectors of the Public Service to identify itself for an effective mechanization, from the month of October, 2016.

    Thus, all the Secretaries-General of Public Administration are invited to send not yet identified effective agents of the Civil Service to be considered.

    For the Minister of State for the Budget, obviously very pleased with the results of control missions he has deployed in Kinshasa and the provinces, the harvest time has come for the agents and officials who are invested with it.

    Indeed, the banking operation of the pay of officials and agents, launched by the Government of the Republic, there are almost 5 years, bears fruit. It is time, says Michel Bongongo, the financial impact is felt socially. Banking services has, moreover, allowed the one hand, to regulate pay and the other to control the wage bill and staffing. It will, however, until July 2015, the Government gives special impetus to this. One thinks here in consolidation process file payroll of Public Service. To do this, Michel Bongongo launched a vast workforce monitoring campaign throughout the national territory.

    A few months later, he says the payroll file is more reliable, as savings were realized, which are now used to the mechanization of officers and non-paid civil servants.

    The decision to mechanize unpaid workers had been taken at the end of the first phase control to Kinshasa in the Ministries of Health of the EPS-INC / FTE and ESU-RS. Michel Bongongo recognized at its fair value, the contribution of trade unionists whose involvement proved decisive, to dismantle, mercilessly, the criminal networks embedded in the circuit of paying agents and state officials.

    #27005

    It’s an eventful day that they are preparing for the DRC Congolese, Monday 19 September 2016. The political and judicial activities announced in the course of the day, in Kinshasa and in other major cities, attest to the peculiarity of September 19, 2016. Several ingredients help to raise tension in the country. It is indeed expected that the participants in the political dialogue, held for two weeks in the city of the African Union, in Kinshasa, close their discussions on the electoral process. On one hand, the Constitutional Court, by the CENI should give its opinion on the requested postponement of the presidential election. On the other, the Opposition, which sticks to the strict respect of the Constitution, will file a memo to the CENI to demand the convening of the presidential election within 90 days before 19 December, the date of the end of mandate of the Head of State.

    suspension

    Policy dialogue facilitated by the African Union, we accept that the CENI was comforted in his options. Without a timeline, the identification process and voter registration will continue in order to produce a reliable and inclusive electoral register. This is the result of a consensus reached by the presidential majority and the opposition pro-dialogue on the total overhaul of the electoral roll, 2011. Both parties have freely rejected two other constitution of the electoral roll of options presented by the CENI. One wanted us to organize the elections, in the constitutional deadline, with the 2011 file in its current state. That is to say, without taking into account the young adults and the Congolese abroad. The other involved a partial revision of the 2011 file with the enrollment of young adults and the Congolese diaspora.

    Justice to the rescue

    By opting for the overhaul of the electoral register, the majority and the opposition pro-dialogue were, thereby, decided to postpone the elections. It only remained to set new elections. The violins are far from agreeing on this. For the Presidential Majority, the timing for registration operations of voters and preparing the electoral calendar within the mandate of the CENI. In other words, it is not up to to decide Dialogue. The pro-Opposition dialogue can not afford to leave the Dialogue, hands empty-handed, without an electoral calendar. Then comes the stage of the Constitutional Court should, unless dramatic turn, respond positively to the request of INEC to postpone indefinitely the elections in DRC. The Constitutional Court, which all have recognized the dialoguers indefeasibility stops, offer a way out of all components stakeholder Dialogue, divided on the duration of the year. How long does it take? If there are no other technical prerequisites or constraints that may jam the machine, CENI would theoretically need 16 months to produce a new electoral register. Experts OIF speak them, 10 months. Only after the overhaul of the file that an electoral timetable will be made public. But if the electoral process continues to lack clarity, even after holding a dialogue which will have spilled ink and saliva, it is not clear that the Assembly and the dynamics of the Opposition remain inactive. This is the meaning of the peaceful march that opponents intend to organize in mid-day. Facing them, the security forces are ready to take action.

    #27006

    This suggestion comes from the Alliance of Civil Society leaders for concerted action by its moderator, Jean-Marie NTANTU MEY. It is based on relevant analyzes of experts from various backgrounds whose recommendations were cast in the ‘Manifesto for the Hi of the nation’ ‘. Eminent personalities have participated in the development of that which Professor Tshisungu Lubambu. Mr. Abbot José Mpundu, Professor Isidore Ndaywel Enzieme, Jean-Marie NTANTU MEY, Modest Mbonigaba and other illustrious personalities. Beyond a forum to reach a political compromise with the key to a transition befits solve the Congo crisis in the background, hammers, in globo manifest it. In a statement, the platform of civil society exposes the organized series of brainstorming sessions to clear evidence of the need for a republican pact after the political compromise. In the following lines, please soak up its content.

    CIVIL SOCIETY CONGOLAISE

    To contribute to the effective organization of a Political Dialogue, National and Inclusive which may also address the needs of people without political ambitions, the actors of the Congolese civil society have multiplied brainstorming sessions around the country. Thus in the capital we have, for example, assisted or participated in the following activities:

    A group of intellectuals (Gentlemen Tshivis Tshivuadi Didier Mumengi Modeste Mbonigaba Crispin nn, Ms. Leonie KANDOLO, Marie-Madeleine Kalala, Messrs Norbert Yamba Yamba, Jean-Marie NTANTU MEY, …) published on 27 October 2015, a Manifesto for Hi Nation by a Citizen Dialogue. This document, which we refer our readers, sums up the major problems militating in favor of an economic dialogue and called those who enroll in the long term. The economic problems, we invite the Congolese to reach a “compromise policy” while facing the structural problems, we propose the conclusion of a “National Pact Republican.”
    Always concerned with the success of the dialogue, consolidation “Leaders of the Alliance of Civil Society for Concerted Action”, on 13 June 2016 sent a message to the Head of State, the Facilitator, other National Authorities and International Organisations . This message demanded, among others, that the resolutions of this dialogue be known before the end of July 2016 and popularized in time for the easing of the social climate before, during and after the month of December.
    Given the persistence of bottlenecks at the initiative of the Congolese Cultural Centre Kiese-MEY, in collaboration with the AMOS group (Abbé José Mpundu) ALMA (Modeste Mbonigaba), IBC (Jean-Marie NTANTU MEY) Professors (Isidore NDAYWEL E’NZIEM and Tshisungu LUBAMBU), Father Daniel Katona, of the Abbe BAGAZA, …, Civil Society was on 15 July, returned to the charge with concrete proposals as the number of 300 delegates to the maximum dialogue, a period not exceeding 30 days, a reasonable motivation of the delegates, a national Co-facilitation with CENCO and ICEM and a layman, a consideration of African expertise and Congolese, etc.

    Today, civil society suggests the review and the signing of a National Agreement next to the Republican political compromise to prevent and reduce the political crises that we have experienced to date.

    Done at Kinshasa, September 15, 2016

    Jean-Marie MEY NTANTU

    Delegate of the Civil Society

    Promoter of the Alliance of Civil Society leaders for concerted actions

    #27007

    Yesterday, the Special Representative for the Great Lakes declared to have taken note of the holding of presidential elections within constitutional off in 2017. Would it not for MONUSCO one way hinder or adroitly violate the 2277 Council resolution security, which promotes respect for the Constitution?

    “We stand a little to the traditional position of the United Nations once again at this level. We encouraged the dialogue and we wanted it to be as inclusive as possible. And we have not changed a bit over that. It’s true that dialogue is currently suspended; the facilitator tries to restart the dialogue. He got it yesterday met various personalities from all sides, there was a press conference where he also specified very clearly that there will be no extension of the deadline of this national dialogue . He said, if there is an extension, it will be for a few hours, not for several days. So we already inscribe in this wavelength and you know that yesterday, Said Djinnit, the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, also said that for his part he wanted the agreement to conclude this dialogue acceptable. So that’s just the point of view of the international community. We would actually there in inclusive dialogue possible with all stakeholders, and that the conclusions of this dialogue are really acceptable to all. That’s a bit what we can tell, “said in substance, Mr. Charles Antoine Bambara, Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO. All other detailed aspects of the issues and answers to questions are read below.

    Q of the press conference “One UN”

    (Wednesday, September 14, 2016)

    The joint press conference of the United Nations was animated from Kinshasa by Antoine Charles Bambara, Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO; Captain Yassine Kasim, military spokesman Acting and Fabien Faivre of the country team, all involved from Goma.

    The conference was attended by Mr. Jose Maria Aranaz, Director of the Joint UN Office for Human Rights, from Kinshasa.

    Question 1

    Martha Boswandole / AFP: My question is for Mr. Charles Bambara. Last Friday in Kasumbalesa, unrest broke out. Is today MONUSCO tell us what really happened on the ground. Do you have a record for the number of deaths?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: A Kasumbalesa, I think I want to see the military side if Goma were some answers about this happened exactly Kasumbalesa. Is it a record? If we do not balance, we can communicate by contacting our specialized services below. Captain, do you have some answers in relation to this?

    Military spokesman interim MONUSCO [Captain Yassine Kasim]: So why was launched reconnaissance patrols, but for now we have not received any confirmed number for what happened LA- low. Thank you very much.

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: I think Jose Maria Aranaz has some information as Director of the Joint Office of rights the man. Mr. Aranaz, do you have some guidance?

    Director of the Joint Office of the United Nations Human Rights [Jose Maria Aranaz]: Yes, our interim report has documented at least six civilians were killed by lethal weapons, and that includes a woman, a girl and a policeman was killed, assassinated by the population.

    And as always, we were very concerned about the use of lethal weapons in controlling demonstrations and protests by the armed forces and the PNC.

    Question 2

    Nenette Ngendo / The Verdict: A question for the captain. Just after the massacre of 21 to 28 August in Beni, you spoke about investigations that should be instituted. What these surveys and have they already determined their guilt first elements?

    Military spokesman interim MONUSCO [Captain Yassine Kasim]: For now, we still did not elements to answer this question.

    Question 3

    Flavien Musans / Planet Television: I return to the current Bosco Ntaganda folder. According to his lawyer, he does not answer. So this is a catering problem. I would like to know, is that it is the ICC that deprives Bosco Ntaganda to eat, or is Bosco Ntaganda himself who refuses to eat the food offered by the ICC?

    Responsible for raising awareness, Field Office CPI-DRC [Margot Tedesco] Bosco Ntaganda has voluntarily stopped eating on 7 September. Notably to protest against the decision of the House 7 of the ICC, to maintain restrictions on contacts.

    Indeed, the House had the restriction of his communications during his detention, because she thinks that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Bosco Ntaganda wrongly used his communication rights, in particular, in order to exert significant pressure on witnesses.

    What are the restrictions? These restrictions include limiting the visiting time, communications are heard by the Registry which is not judicial organ of the ICC, and also level visits, visits are limited to the family, etc., in languages that can be heard and understood by the registry, and of course it is forbidden for Bosco Ntaganda to speak, to discuss the ongoing case.

    The judges particularly noted Sept. 9 that the persistent refusal to appear in the courtroom or provide a mandate to its main board Stephane Bourgon to represent him in the courtroom could be seen as “an attempt” and here I quote the president judge of that room, “as an attempt to disrupt the proceedings, or as a deliberate refusal to comply with orders, and this could lead to sanctions.”

    Question 4

    Rodriguez Katsuva / Independent (Goma): I have two questions, one for Goma to Kinshasa and another. The first, MONUSCO had previously promised to assist INEC in logistics, has made only 10% of its promises. She promised 18 aircraft, but it offered only two so far. Is there a problem with that? I wonder why the aid promised in logistics is not complete?

    And the second question, which is especially addressed to military and Kasim captain, is that non stealth drone MONUSCO help until now in the “Sukola 1″ operation?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: I want to take the first question on the promises of MONUSCO to INEC. You give a specific figure of 18 planes promised by MONUSCO to INEC, I do not know where do you draw exactly that information, but I would have written, see your source.

    That said, MONUSCO was part of the line of logistic support to the CENI, and this support has already started effectively on the field with the pre-recording operations so Gbadolite where MONUSCO supports the INEC in this effort and elsewhere including.

    We regularly remind: elements in the offices of INEC here in Kinshasa, which are tuned to different queries on a daily basis and see how to accompany it. The Special Representative himself has regular meetings with the president of the CENI and various members of the CENI, and we continue that support.

    logistical, technical support from United Nations agencies, etc., and it works pretty well overall so far.

    The second part of the question, I’ll let the captain Yassine try to provide some answers that question eventually.

    Military spokesman interim MONUSCO [Captain Yassine Kasim]: Yes, I confirm that. Drones are a major asset for operations or for collecting information or for the location of camps of armed groups. Yes, they are still running.

    Question 5

    Patrick Felix Abely / Greater Kivu (Goma): Mr. Jose Maria Aranaz, a question from a statement. At your arrival at the head of UNJHRO, you seemed to be very active in the publication of reports. But recently, I found that you have dropped a little bit of momentum in the publication. And actually when you try a little look at what is happening on the ground it does not marry so much with what you publish. What justifies this?

    Director of the Joint Office of the United Nations Human Rights [Jose Maria Aranaz]: Thank you for the question. I think Dr. Bambara made reference to traditional reports. It is a way of referring to the monthly note is prepared.

    the monthly note was prepared as I said every month. And the bill for August was prepared early, that means it was before other notes. So we have all the information available on our website and also on our Twitter page. We published the monthly note on a regular basis and also with general reports, the first for the first half of the year and a general report for the whole of last year.

    If you need further clarification, please contact me, but we are preparing the information publicly every month.

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: In fact, every month, there is a monthly report from the Joint Office of the United Nations rights Man. Maybe you have missed one or two, but the monthly payment of this ratio is maintained.

    Question 6

    Victory Muliwavyo / Radio Télévision Graben (Goma): My question is addressed to Mr. Jose Maria Aranaz. You are published each month, as you just said, the various reports on the evolution of human rights here in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but we find that, overnight, violations continue increase, while you publish various reports that have no impact on the ground. What is your solution or what is your conclusion or opinion with respect to these reports you are about to publish?

    Director of the Joint Office of the United Nations Human Rights [Jose Maria Aranaz]: I think that on other occasions, I have explained to us that the publication of the monthly note and other reports is an instrument to make information and to try to change a bad situation, and more positive situation.

    I share with you the concern that we continue to report increased numbers of violations of human rights, especially by armed groups and also the state agents.

    But before we share our monthly note or our relationship with the authorities. It is also a contribution to make justice against the perpetrators of violations of human rights. And that’s why every month decisions against members we salute, state agents and services that have been convicted of violations of human rights.

    And on the other side, use the reports as a means to clarify and identify other actions necessary for the authorities to improve the situation in general, and change the course of the situation of human rights in DRC.

    Question 7

    Laetitia Masela / RTNC 2: My question is to Mr. Charles Bambara. The people of Goma are worried since the arrival of South Sudanese fighters Garamba National Park. What MONUSCO is doing to remedy this situation?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: I would say very clearly here that thing: all South Sudanese fighters were taken from the park Garamba were disarmed by MONUSCO and the arms kept in the facilities of MONUSCO.

    And this once more was made in conjunction with the Kinshasa government, and it is mainly for humanitarian reasons. Many of these fighters, or even those civilians who have crossed the border, were in a deplorable health and nutritional status. And for these reasons, and these reasons alone, they were extracted from the Garamba Park to be sent to Dungu, in Bunia, in Munigi and then in Goma.

    Those in Goma are sick. They are in the hospital. There are just ten; the others are Munigi. That is to say that the bulk of South Sudanese are not even in Goma, to appease some concerns particularly in Goma.

    Those which are once again, Goma, in the hospital. It is exactly 17 people. The others are in Munigi, and all the sites where they are under MONUSCO security. That is to say that no one can enter or exit. And that is why MONUSCO calls precisely, not only the government of the DRC but also the sub-regional institutions: ICGLR, SADC … to get involved in this issue, alongside of course also the government of South Sudan to find a rapid solution to help find a solution to these people because we all know they can not stay indefinitely here.

    This is what we call our thinking. And besides, the United Nations in New York and MONUSCO here are working with the government, so DRC, trying to find the solution with sub-regional actors.

    Question 8

    Alain Uaykani / Xinhua: I return to the South Sudanese, Charles Bambara. We know that problems always arise when it comes to support. The government has asked you to retrieve these refugees currently. And long term we would like to know that feeds that which supports and that how it goes?

    This is often when things are blocking that has to manage to eat to live. So the concern also arises because we do not know who will take the displaced in charge if ever they did not return if things were not too quick solution in South Sudan. So, is that it is the MOUSCO will remain permanently in charge of these refugees, to avoid what is happening with others, such as the FDLR, or it is the government that will take perhaps supported in the coming days ? How’s it going ?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: Well, we UNHCR here. Do not just shuffle tracks as we have seen in some newspaper headlines yesterday. Refugees are civilians, soldiers … I speak under UNHCR control is there. The soldiers who crossed the border with their weapons are not refugees. Only civilians are refugees.

    Can you clarify this already, our colleague from the UNHCR, I think that would help journalists understand?

    UNHCR spokesman [Andreas Kirchhof]: So I would actually repeat what Mr. Charles Bambara just explained.

    There are armed men, fighters who were evacuated by MONUSCO Garamba park, but it has nothing to do with the broader refugee situation.

    So there is a second group. And here we are talking about 30,000 people we have stored up [now]. Which are scattered in the provinces of Haut-Uélé and Ituri, which are civilians, the majority are women and children who have fled the fighting in South Sudan.

    Therefore, UNHCR and its partners began to Doruma in Haut Uélé, to provide assistance. Most refugees receive assistance from the local population. Recently, it has received information on the Ituri province where there are many arrivals, new arrivals and there are some organizations like Maltiza and other NGOs who are trying to support these refugees.

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara] Behold, so thank you to our colleague from the UNHCR. I would however point out that, for now, the South Sudanese fighters who crossed the border and were extracted from the Garamba park and kept in sites are paid for the time of MONUSCO on the map of course food and medically.

    That said, we call for a political solution. And I said, the situation can not keep indefinitely. I think we’re on the same wavelength as the government

    Kinshasa here. It takes involvement of subregional institutions once again, the governments of the subregion to find a future solution to the South Sudanese present here, and we think, and we wish in any case, a rapid solution.

    Question 9

    Pascal Mulegwa / Anadolu Yesterday, the Special Representative for the Great Lakes declared to have taken note of the holding of presidential elections within constitutional off in 2017. Would it not for MONUSCO one way hinder or violate skilfully the 2277 resolution of the security Council, which promotes respect for the Constitution.

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: We stick a bit to the traditional position of the United Nations once again at this level. We encouraged the dialogue and we wanted it to be as inclusive as possible. And we have not changed a bit over that.

    It’s true that dialogue is currently suspended; the facilitator tries to restart the dialogue. He got it yesterday met various personalities from all sides, there was a press conference where he also specified very clearly that there will be no extension of the deadline of this national dialogue . He said, if there is an extension, it will be for a few hours, not for several days.

    So we already inscribe in this wavelength and you know that yesterday, Said Djinnit, the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, also said that for his part he wanted the agreement to conclude this dialogue acceptable. So that’s just the point of view of the international community.

    We would actually there in inclusive dialogue possible with all stakeholders, and that the conclusions of this dialogue are really acceptable to all. That’s a bit what we can say.

    Question 10

    Alain Botoko / Independent: A quick question to Mr. Charles Bambara. Did you arrange that you MONUSCO stopping the dialogue of the city of the African Union to continue to push those who are not in it to enter, or it does not help you, things can go on like this the wine is drawn. What is your position ?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: No, this is a dialogue between Congolese. This is the Congolese to resolve the problem of the national dialogue. The facilitator asked everyone around the table, some came, he said that the doors were open for those who wish to join later.

    We support, we facilitate this thoroughly. The Special Representative has met regularly since the beginning of the dialogue, and even before the start of the dialogue, the entire political class to encourage them to go to that dialogue; and Ban Ki-moon reiterated and the Security Council, too, we want an inclusive dialogue. And I think to remember this is what is important to us.

    And now regarding the suspension of the dialogue, you know that I said just now. Mr. Edem Kodjo is working once again with all the seriousness that he knows, with all the skill that he knows, trying to reconcile points of view and asking each other to make some concessions in order there as soon as possible a resumption of the dialogue. We believe and hope that this will happen, so you can see just where it is that it can take us. That’s a bit above what we can say.

    Question 11

    Inga Patherne / AP (Goma): My question is to the spokesman MONUSCO, Charles Bambara. I think my colleagues in Kinshasa from that of the TRNC have already sold my question, but nevertheless I’ll rephrase it in another way.

    You just bring us southerners on our soil, especially in the eastern DRC, where desolation will pass. Why not relocate in the West, or the center of the floor and let these first desolation end in the eastern DRC?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: You said something very serious, you said we’ve taken the southerners. And I’m sure that many of your fellow journalists here you will say that this is not MONUSCO that brought these southerners here. You know the internal conflict there and in South Sudan face that conflict, part of the South Sudanese army led by Riek Machar, who is now in opposition as we know, went through the border. That was very clear.

    MONUSCO has brought anyone. MONUSCO has found that crossing the border and seized the Congolese authorities who have given us permission, if you will, to assist in humanitarian terms these people on Congolese territory, because once again many were malnourished , gunshot wounds, some he seems to have been bitten by snakes in the bush because they are not in a city or in a village, they are really outside settlements or village sites, and many risked simply die.

    So it’s face once more in our duty to protect civilians, humanitarian assistance to our duty and at the request of authorities that we brought this support; it must be clear.

    We have brought anyone and that is why the United Nations from its headquarters in New York and so far in the DRC, call the DRC authorities, all of the sub-regional actors to get together to discuss that ‘is what we do. We will not keep them here indefinitely, but what we do. And MONUSCO will be ready to support the government authorities to find a positive or happy outcome to unravel in any case this situation. That’s kind of what I can say in relation to this issue.

    Question 12

    Jackson Mutshima / RTNC (Goma): My question is for Fabien UNICEF. He said that UNICEF is implementing the campaign door-to-door that aims to empower partners in education. But I would like to know why UNICEF does not support the government which proposed or working on free education; because educate or empower officials without take into account what is already done or perhaps support what is already done, it may be to the contour or in circles. So I ask UNICEF, why they will not support the government in the free education in primary school?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: We’ll take questions here in Kinshasa with UNICEF colleagues who are present in the room. Is one of them can actually confirm or deny or provide answers on the free education? Does UNICEF is ready to support the government in relation to this?

    For Education UNICEF [Pascaline Mupaya]: Compared to free education, yes. It is since 2010 that free is really effective in DRC, except for the two cities of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi.

    UNICEF continues to conduct advocacy to implement accompanying measures to free, including the construction of halls classes, mechanization of teachers; and the government is trying to achieve gradually all these accompanying measures of gratuity.

    There are buildings that are taken by programs across the DRC, and the mechanization of teachers also gradually until all the accompanying free measures are in place.

    But meanwhile Education is a right, so every child has the right to education really. We can not let the children pending the accompanying measures. This is why the study of children and adolescents outside the school conducted in 2012 revealed that there are at least almost 7 million children aged 5 to 17 outside school of which 3.5 million are children in primary school age.

    And to accelerate the number of children so they can go to school at the legal age, which is why we have set up campaign that policy door-to-door, where two weeks of the school year in public schools, teachers … down into households around the school to educate parents to send their children to school.

    Question 13

    Symphorien Katumba / Explorer: I have a concern to Mr Charles Bambara. Dishcloths burn on national dialogue convened by President Joseph Kabila in Statutory Order and the 2277 resolution of the UN Security Council. To settle the crisis in the two formats of the dialogue, MONUSCO which gives priority to these two resolutions?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: I did not understand the question. And then you say ” cloths burn ” I do not know where does it burn?

    Symphorien Katumba / Explorer: I was saying that President Joseph Kabila convened the dialogue under the Statutory Order, and MONUSCO under resolution 2277. You give what type of priority to these two resolution formats?

    Director of Public Information Division of MONUSCO spokesman and acting MONUSCO [Antoine Charles Bambara]: You know Edem Kodjo made regular press conferences, we also approach it to see what -this he thinks of your question.

    But for our part, the United Nations resolution that I know pretty well, I do not know if the government resolutions, etc. ; no, generally speaking resolutions at UN level.

    But I ask you to get closer to Edem Kodjo, I’m sure that by tonight or tomorrow will be a press conference; Yesterday he did, I’m sure maybe at the end of the day or tomorrow, he will.

    Thank you for participating in this press conference

    #27008

    A genuinely inclusive dialogue will take into account the great tenors of the Congolese and the rising youth Opposition and a substantial representation of women. In light of the resolution 2277 of the UN Security Council, this dialogue will intensify on respect for the constitutional deadline. Regarding electoral matters as proposed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Francis Badibangi, National President of the Union Socialiste Congolaise (USC), believes that the most important among the three scenarios remains the respect of the Constitution . It was well expressed during the press conference he hosted yesterday, Tuesday, September 13, 2016, under the marquee of the Hotel Invest, located in the municipality of Lingwala. “We will remain open and continue to preach the true and inclusive dialogue that, despite the panoply of intelligence at the service of evil to the detriment of our people,” he raised his voice strangely like that of his deceased father.

    To see him in his intervention so crucial, Francis Badibangi remained convinced of his political dedication in the footsteps of his father. Accompanied by a large delegation of executives of his party, he castigated number of political facts which tend to plunge the country into “a crisis.”

    “We want to say strongly that regardless of the duration of the night and the blackness of darkness, truth, which is stubborn, always eventually triumph in the public square,” he urged. He called some figures politicians to participate in the dialogue for the best interests of the people. And not only for the conquest of power without the people. Hence, the name of the general interests of the people, the Congolese Socialist Union urges all Congolese political class to call the real inclusive political dialogue to avoid chaos in the country.

    As for resolutions that come out of the current dialogue, USC has thus confided: “We do not endorse the resolutions of this dialogue and we prefer to wait for the real dialogue, one that aims to be inclusive, republican, patriotic and will be the coronation of democracy to political opinion both nationally and internationally. ” Furthermore, USC supports the electoral process while safeguarding the respect of the Constitution and democratic values. “We want to remain as sentinels of democracy and we refuse to hybridize the principle of alternation in the name of any political compromise,” said Francis Badibangi. He pleaded for the release of all so-called “political” prisoners, opinion and the reopening of the media of the Opposition.

    #27009

    Me Nickson Kambale, Rapporteur of the Citizen Engagement Platform for Democratic Governance and Electoral, a component of civil society, a stakeholder in the inclusive national dialogue announced on Tuesday 13 September, his suspension to the work taking place in the City of African Union. The timetable for the holding of presidential elections is the problem node. The proposals in the thematic group did not let the ECGDE Indifferent. What is it about ? The MP is that the elections begin at the base upwards. While civil society sticking to strict compliance with the Constitution, particularly its intangible Articles 73 and 220 bases of the young Congolese democracy, and Resolution 2277. Below is the press briefing summary of the citizen engagement platform for democratic and electoral governance

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,

    You will recall that on August 9, 2016, seventeen (17) after the presentation of its contribution to the resolution of the political and electoral impasse in which the country was knowingly diving, FOR THE CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND ELECTORAL reminded the national and international opinion that he considered non-negotiable points when holding the dialogue desired by all stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    This was without doubt its commitment to strict compliance with the Constitution, particularly its intangible Articles 73 and 220 bases of the young Congolese democracy, Resolution 2277 (2016) of 30 March 2016 reminding the obligation of holding presidential elections and national legislation in November 2016 and the African Charter on democracy, elections and governance which enshrines the principle of periodicity of elections, alternation in power and participation of citizens in governance.

    It is with these principles sacrosanct saints CITIZEN COMMITMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND ELECTORAL had exercised the option to participate in the dialogue provided that it is effectively inclusive and be held in a climate of easing total across the unconditional release of all persons arrested or detained for political reasons or because of his opinions.

    Most unfortunately, while the work of the dialogue were to begin the most critical stage, a component in the single desire to satisfy his gluttonous appetites policy has striven to announce unilaterally the public election and fiscally difficult sequence unachievable in compliance with the constitutional deadlines but the sole purpose of driving all of our people to a collective suicide policy.

    This is primarily the holding of local elections allegedly described as electoral arrears under this component and to which is attached a part of civil society in perpetual search of political positioning.

    Before this shameless deception, clean the Machiavellian method, members of Citizen Engagement for Democratic Governance and Electoral, determined to defend at all times the interests of the people and faithful to the objectives of our Citizen Movement, stood as a only man to stop cheating and demanded an emergency meeting of the civil Society component after which the electoral sequence constitutionally mandatory under the prescribed provisions of Articles 73 and 220 of the Constitution, heard the presidential and legislative national, must always be a priority item.

    Failure to comply with this requirement not negotiable, moreover recovery in clear terms in paragraphs 8, 9 and 10 of resolution 2277 (2016), Citizen Engagement for Democratic Governance and Electoral (ECGED) commits its members present at dialogue to suspend their participation in its foundations not condone cheating boutiquée by the Presidential Majority component and its affiliates.

    The Citizen Engagement for Democratic and Electoral Governance reminds the Facilitation and Support Group in the consensual roadmap adopted by all stakeholders in the dialogue, it was stressed the obligation of strict adherence to the Constitution and the Resolution 2277 (2016) before, during discussions and especially during the adoption of resolutions and commitment to take the resulting dialogue.

    The Citizen Engagement for Democratic Governance and Electoral calls accordingly Facilitation and Support Group, recalled the Presidential Majority component to feeling good at the risk of bear sole responsibility in the worsening of the crisis said component deliberately imposed on the Congolese people by multiplying acts and maneuvers to postpone the elections in accordance with the entrenched provisions of the Constitution and within the time prescribed.

    The Citizen Engagement for Democratic Governance and Electoral calls on its members and the entire Congolese people to remain vigilant and mobilize to respond at the appropriate time, the call that will be launched him if ever the fundamentals of our young democracy came to be abused by a group of individuals eager to maintain at all costs in power.

    Commending the work previously felled by its members in the various committees of dialogue, Citizen Engagement for Democratic Governance and Electoral encourages them to remain determined in defending the interests of the Congolese people and safeguarding democratic values in our Constitution and the Republican Pact which our people to pay a heavy tribute.

    Done at Kinshasa, September 13, 2016

    FOR CITIZEN COMMITMENT FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE ELECTION

    Nickson me KAMBALE

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