Congo DRC Must end Repression Against political opponents

Congo RDC Congo DRC Must end Repression Against political opponents

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    Calm returned to the military base Kitona, 220 km from Matadi (Kongo-Central), after the incidents of Thursday 25 February, demobilized between FARDC and recruits.

    The Chief of General Staff of the army, General Didier Etumba arrived on site, officially launched this Friday, February 26th, the training of new recruits gathered at the military base Kitona.

    Demobilized and recruits FARDC clashed Thursday, February 25 morning, the Kitona military base in the Kongo Central Province.

    According to the commander of the military base, General Matutezulua, commander of the military base Kitona, two dead, several injured and extensive material damage were recorded.

    The incident left the discovery Wednesday of the body of an unidentified person in the forest, near Kitona Airport. By order of the commander of the military base, the body was buried by the recruits.

    Demobilized dug up the body, saying it was one of theirs, and that he should be buried with dignity, in a coffin. Two people died in the clash that later opposed the two camps.


    Press Review of Monday, 29 February 2016 the newspapers parut in Kinshasa are back on the electoral process, the major issues that are waiting for the Democratic Republic of the congo in the month of March and the launch of the government programme to combat unemployment Young graduates. Prosperity is the month of March a month of major issues for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the newspaper, the national political dialogue, the agreement, the electoral process, the fixing of Jean-Pierre Bemba on his fate to the ICC will animate this month in the DRC. The Parliamentary ad back burst with the duplication of parties, shows the daily. ” it is, in principle, at the beginning of the moisque the security council of the united nations considered the report of ban ki-moon onthe socio-political situation of the country. On this occasion, the security council should take a new resolution to renew, a year, the mandate of the monusco. Resolution 2211, taken in 2015, recommended the holding of a political dialogue in the drc, which would bring together around a table, the government, the opposition as well as the partners in the elections “, Bring the daily. The Parliamentary back, recalls the prosperity, is fixed at 15 March 2016. ” since the duplication of parties dug7, exclusions and sanctions, the crossing of some senior managers of the majority in the opposition, it’s for the first time that the National Assembly, as an institution, has to face this situation “, Notes the everyday. In The Senate, reveals the paper, we announced changes to the office. In the entourage of President of the Senate, there are fears of cheap shots, since certain political forces are talking about the possibility of an interim presidency. All these facts are daily to believe that the month of marssera a month hot. The Lighthouse Relays the call made by the president of the ceni who puts the government and the partners, with whom they have assessed the level of preparations for the operation of revision of the electoral register, in front of their responsibilities. Corneille Nangaa invites the partners to the electoral process to mobilize the logistical, financial and human necessary throughout the project to support the electoral cycle of the DRC. The future for its part gives an account of the official launch, by the government, of the employment programme-Graduate. This programme, indicates the daily, is intended for young graduates of universities and colleges without professional experience. These will be “Misen immersion” in the world of work, with the possibility of signing a contract of employment after concluding professional internship, explains the newspaper. The Employment Programme-Graduate, pointed out the paper, is a response to employers, which require a few years of professional experience to young graduates, job seekers before hiring. Now, it’s the future, with the assistance of the national office of employment (Onem) who executes this programme, there will be some trainees who will be monitored by the government. Forum of have said that the African Development Bank (Afdb) Finance the project to the tune of $ 10 million for the six fourmonths. The beneficiaries of this programme will be both trained and learn in a practical way thanks to grants awarded by being directly on the ground. For six months, specifies the daily newspaper, the young people in training will be supervised by the managers of onem which will try to take advantage of their potential and develop their professional skills. The Congolese News Agency (ACP) is back on the official visit of Joseph Kabila in congo brazzaville this weekend and pointed out that in the final communiqué, the two heads of state have expressed their concern about the situation, especially in the eastern part of the DRC, Burundi, Central African Republic. They expressed the need for an inter-burundian dialogue. The future is devoting some of its pages to the death of Congressman Christian badibangi anu webe, head of the political party of the opposition, Socialist Union Congolaise (USC), Who took an active part in the talks between the government of Kinshasa and ex-M23 Rebels in kampala, Uganda, death occurred on Friday 27 February, at the age of 63 years as a result of a long illness at the centre hospitalier monkole In Kinshasa. The daily recalls that the elected from the territory of dimbelenge was the second vice-Chairman of the committee on administrative and legal policy of the National Assembly.


    The new digitalised and machine- readable East African Passport replaces the old EAC travel document, which was restricted to just the five member states. Apparently, the proposed new one is going to be as international as the current Tanzanian booklet passport, which means it will be accepted all over the globe.

    Arusha will be hosting five Presidents from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania who are set to converge here for their Heads of State Summit on Wednesday the 2nd of March 2016.

    According to the Head of Communications at the East African Community Secretariat, Mr Richard Owora Othieno, the five East African presidents are converging here for their 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit.

    The five presidents, including for the first time at the summit, Dr John Magufuli, will have several items on the agenda, including the launching of the new electronic East African Passport and discussion of the possibilities of adding new members, including South-Sudan into the Arusha-based, community.

    The Summit will also address the consideration of reports by the preceding EAC Council of Ministers on: the negotiations on the admission of the Republic of South Sudan into the Community.

    The Head of State will also be addressing Sustainable Financing Mechanisms for the EAC; and the EAC Institutional Review. Tanzania will be handing over the Summit Chair to the next country, possibly Burundi despite conflicts in the country.

    The meeting will also consider the council’s reports on the Model, Structure and Action Plan of the EAC Political Federation; Implementation of the Framework for Harmonized EAC Roaming Charges and Modalities for Promotion of Motor Vehicle Assembly in the region.

    They will talk about the Reduction of the Importation of Used Motor Vehicles from Outside the Community, and; the Promotion of the Textile and Leather Industries in the region, and stopping importation of Used Clothes, Shoes and Other Leather Products from outside the region.

    The Summit is also expected to deliberate on a report by the Council on the verification exercise for the admission of the Republic of Somalia into the EAC. The Heads of State are expected to launch the new International East African e-passport (electronic-passport) during their meeting.

    The Summit will be preceded by a meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers that had been taking place at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha between 27th, February 22 and Sunday.

    Meanwhile, President Magufuli arrived in Arusha yesterday where he will among other activities, lead the 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit on Wednesday on Wednesday.

    At the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), President Magufuli was received by various government and political party leaders. Dr Magufuli, who is the current EAC Chair, will also hold talks with EAC head of States before the Head of States Summit.

    On Thursday, President Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta, will lay a foundation stone for construction of the Arusha-Holili-Taveta-Voi road linking Tanzania and Kenya. The road is under EAC development plans, being implemented by EAC member states.

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