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    Julien Paluku Kahongya

    The Governor of North Kivu, Julien Paluku Kahongya addressing Muslims on Idd day.

    The Governor of the Province of North Kivu, Julien Paluku Kahongya, has just published a book entitled “North Kivu between democracy and wars: Elements of the memories of Julien Paluku”. Professor Daniel Mukoko Samba, former VPM and Minister of Budget, presided over this grand opening ceremony. It was Saturday, December 17 last in the multi-purpose hall of Full Gospel of Goma. It must be said that this work, which constitutes for its author not only a cry for peace and love, but also a plea for reconstruction, traces the history of the great province of North Kivu. Presenting the book, Professor Jean-Paul Segihobe explained in detail the themes addressed by the Author. Below, the entire presentation of the book by the Author.

    What can we say after these masterful presentations and comments of the eminent Professors, if not only you wish good reading and tell you, verbally, thank you for your presence here on this eminently scientific ceremony. All these comments bearing testimony go straight to my heart and encourage me.
    In fact, the book for which we are here this morning and which I titled passionately “THE NORTH KIVU BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND WARS. Elements of the Memoirs of Julien PALUKU KAHONGYA “is, in some respects, autobiographical, since in the first part I describe in what context and how I was elected Governor. Beyond a few central and peripheral subjects linked to my journey from the Deputy to the Governor, to the relations between the Provincial Executive and the Provincial Assembly, to my speeches and presentations, the heart of the book focuses on the Governor’s struggle In a province still on the move.
    As the reader in contact with this work will immediately notice, in its first part, I used a style reserved for the novel. Perhaps this is where the specificity of the present work lies, the few lines of which are written as if I were clearly part of the writers who simply write the books they themselves want to read.
    Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen
    This book of 893 pages is illuminated by my experience, my journey and especially the striking moments of the war. A book is like a child, it has a father, it has a course, it is subject to the vagaries and bad weather of the environment. As much as it is difficult to live a reality, it becomes difficult to transmit it, because it is necessary to make a choice between the intimate part and the universal part, that is to say, what belongs to humanity and Which passes by itself. A book has meaning only if it reinforces humanism, if it contributes to the strengthening of knowledge. And if today I have allowed myself to write this experience, it is probably not to make a novel, or amusing anyone, but it is a quest so that each of you finds in this experience The universal.
    And for ours, we have chosen, readily, Professor SEGIHOBE, Rector of UNIGOM and President of the conference of heads of establishments of the ESU to give its structure. A book must be on the baptismal font, and the one who does it with honor for our book is Daniel Mukoko Samba, Professor at the University of Kinshasa and Deputy Prime Minister and Honorary Minister of the Budget. What a good omen for this book? Perhaps also for myself? Well, beside these two professors, I salute all the other eminent Professors present in this room, especially Professor Wasso, who has just made his analysis of the book in his capacity as a constitutionalist.
    I thank them most sincerely for spontaneously accepting to enhance the presence of this opening ceremony of my work. It goes straight to my heart and I am particularly flattered by it, because it shows the special interest you attach to the works of the mind.
    My great concern would be for my testimony to be shed even modestly to the national experience of freedom and dignity. Time and space separate us. Some are born there, others here, confronted with experiences, no doubt different, and live their differences. The great conquest of man is to recognize himself in the other. Thus we will reach together the strength of the mind which is it outside time and space. It is the place of convergence and resemblance.
    Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen;
    What is the content of the book, ask some of you? As you can see from Professor SEGIHOBE’s presentation of Prof. SEGIHOBE’s book and the comments of constitutionalist Prof. WASSO, the book on the baptismal font on this day contains eleven chapters distributed for reasons Of the approach I have chosen, in two parts.
    In its first part,


    The opponent Franck Diongo is under arrest since yesterday, Monday December 19, 2016 in the early afternoon. He was arrested at his home in the ozone district of Ngaliema commune in Kinshasa.

    According to some concordant sources, this elected representative of the electoral district of Lukunga in Kinshasa appears this Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 9 am at the Supreme Court of Justice. Difficult to tell the facts as they happened during the day. Nevertheless, the opinion remains convinced that the hearing of tomorrow will be able to deliver more details on this case. On the side of his political family, including the Rassemblement, this arrest is reported, which falls while the MP and the Rassemblement are in talks under the auspices of the National Episcopal Conference of the Congo.

    Martin Fayulu Madidi, a senior member of the Dynamics of the Opposition and a member of the Council of Elders of the Rally, speaking on the radio stations of the UN Radio, denounces this arrest as arbitrary. He also pointed out that the National President of the Progressive Lumumbist Movement was arrested along with six other people.


    Bureau of Studies and Support

    Development of the territory of Walikale

    Peace, Human Rights and Natural Resources

    Through the Bureau of Studies and Support for the Development of the Territory of WALIKALE (BEDEWA in initials), the people of WALIKALE, of all tendencies, are honored to present their sincere thanks to His Excellency the President of the Republic Democratic Republic of Congo – Head of State – for having once again honored the people of WALIKALE by raising one of his sons in the person of Willy MISHIKI BUHINI to the rank of Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Hydraulic Resources In the present Government of Broad Union.

    That the Prime Minister His Excellency Samy BADIBANGA finds here also the expression of our feelings of satisfaction for this confidence placed in the person of Willy MISHIKI BUHINI I.

    We would like to take this opportunity, Excellency Willy MISHIKI BUHINI I, Deputy Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources of the Samy BADIBANGA Government, to assure you with all our support that you deserve more the trust of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister and honor The territory of WALIKALE in Province of North Kivu.

    May our All-Powerful GOD accompany you in the execution of this heavy stain, and our ancestors protect you.

    Done at Goma on 26 December 2016.

    For BEDEWA,

    Mamychou MUHOMBO

    Binti Mutia,

    Guilaine Tsongo,

    Muimbya Bonda David,

    Prince Kihangi Kyamwami

    City of Goma, commune of karisimbi, District Office II / Murara, Avenue Bunia n ° 10.

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Province of North Kivu – Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tel: (+243) 853 803 113, 997 674 032, 812 684 199

    Ormal ‘>

    AGITO AMELA Carole

    Director General a.i.




    Board of Directors




    Your Excellency the President of the Republic, Head of State,

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your confidence in us and to transmit to you, on behalf of the Société Nationale d’Assurances, SONAS SA, and to our own, our warmest wishes for the future. The year 2017.

    Our wishes concern your person as much as your function. We wish you health, happiness and complete success in the exercise of your heavy tasks at the head of our country.

    Your Excellency the President of the Republic,

    Giving a retrospective look at the ambitious action you have undertaken in the service of pacification and reconstruction of our country over the last fifteen years, it appears that the Democratic Republic of Congo, our country, which you have found in shreds and Ruin, is today a reunified, pacified country that has returned to economic growth, thus initiating its flight towards emergence.

    Congratulating ourselves on these achievements, we implore The Almighty to grant you even more lucidity and courage to meet the many challenges that the year 2017 will bring to the best of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Happy New Year 2017!

    Done at Kinshasa on 19 December 2016


    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    AGITO AMELA Carole

    Director General a.i.



    Le CEPADHO continue à être alerté de nombreuses infiltrations des combattants ex-M23 en Province du Nord-Kivu, en perspective d’une nouvelle guerre à l’Est de la RDC.
    Pendant ce temps, notre Organisation n’a pas perdu de vue aux alertes relatives au positionnement d’autres combattants ex-M23 le long de nos frontières à BUSANZA et KISORO (OUGANDA) ainsi qu’à KINIGI (RWANDA).
    Selon les sources du CEPADHO, les M23 déjà infiltrés en Territoire de RUTSHURU tentent de rallier les NYATURA à leur cause.
    Le prétexte présenté pour les séduire c’est de faire front commun pour libérer les HUTU contre les MAY-MAY qui les persécutent. Ces rebelles veulent ainsi s’attirer l’allégeance des HUTU pour simuler les libérateurs.
    Les informations à notre possession révèlent que les May-May NDC Rénovés de GUIDON auraient déjà mordu à l’hameçon des ex-M23. Depuis peu, les M23 utilisent les NDC-R de GUIDON avec certains May-May MAZEMBE pour opérer des tueries contre les HUTU.
    En réalité, les M23 voudraient obtenir le désespoir et la colère des HUTU afin que ceux-ci recourent à eux pour les libérer des May-May; et de ce fait inciter les NYATURA à adhérer à la conspiration en cours.
    Certaines indiscrétions ont indiqué au CEPADHO que les ex-M23 ont réussi également à infiltrer les FDLR. Ils seraient à la base de la dissidence constatée dernièrement au sein des FDLR/FOCA, de quoi vient de naître la nouvelle branche FDLR/CNRD.
    Eu égard à ce qui précède:
    -Le CEPADHO invite les Communautés du Nord-Kivu à plus de vigilance pour démasquer la conspiration des ex-M23 et tous leurs stratagèmes;
    -Notre Structure alerte le Gouvernement Congolais et toute la Communauté Internationale sur la nécessité de barrer la route au M23, en vue de préserver la paix et la sécurité des populations Congolaises.

    Pour le CEPADHO,

    Maître OMAR KAVOTA, Coordonnateur-Directeur Exécutif.



    Chers congolais toutes catégories confondues : Que ça soient FARDC, politiciens, religieux et population civile.
    Réveillez-vous, le M23 est déjà de retour ! C’est l’ennemi juré des Bantous qui revient encore pour s’emparer de la RDCongo. Ce sont les Nilotiques Tutsi qui veulent étendre leur empire Hima-Tutsi à partir du Rwanda et de l’Ouganda où ils ont leur base.
    Bantous, debout comme un seul homme et combattre le M23 et ses acolytes déguisés dans certains groupes armés. Dénichez-les afin de les mettre hors état de nuire. Ne perdez pas votre temps en vous attaquant aux FDLR/FOCA qui sont depuis longtemps opposées au régime de Kigali-Rwanda dirigé par les Tutsi. Combattre les FDLR/FOCA, c’est justement appuyer indirectement Kagame car les FDLR/FOCA dans leur lutte veulent faire échouer à tout prix ce plan macabre d’installer cet empire Hima-Tutsi dans la région.
    Chers compatriotes congolais, tournez les yeux vers le M23 et si vous ne voulez pas devenir leurs sujets et esclaves dans votre pays, n’attendez pas demain pour agir, le meilleur jour est aujourd’hui.

    A bon entendeur, salut.


    The massacres perpetrated by the so-called militiamen Kamuina Nsapu in the Kasai space have prompted some Congolese to hide in forests far from their territory. At a time when the whole earth expresses its compassion for the “Bakasai”, Moses Katumbi and his group are calling for elections without them. Far from illustrating only the personality traits already recognized by the former governor of Katanga, namely his egocentric and prevaricating side, Moses Katumbi, navigating against the current, here exteriorizes his deeply anti-Kasaiian sentiment, a people From which he has despoiled property. Can we seriously argue, without the risk of bringing the country into troubles that could open the way to balkanization, that credible elections can be organized without serious preparation and excluding part of the population. Yet this is what the Katumbist wing of the Rally supports, in violation of the New Year’s Eve Agreement which provided for a tripartite meeting, Government, CNSA and CENI, to evaluate and take a decision in such a situation.

    Do we know exactly what we are talking about when we talk about the word “democracy” all the time? Democracy is a political system based on a number of principles, among which the representation of the population plays a vital role alongside other values. These include separation and balance of power, respect for fundamental freedoms and, more recently, both practitioners and theorists are emphasizing participatory democracy, which gives an important place to local interests. It goes without saying that there are other values ​​which it is not appropriate to singularize within the framework of what we are discussing here.

    All these values, which are important and even fundamental, are in fact supporting the main objective of this political system: representation.

    In a democracy, authority is, of course, the leader, the leader. But unlike the other political systems, here leadership is primarily explained by this notion of representation. One is a conductor of a people only because one has been chosen by the latter. To be legitimate and to be able to establish a democracy acceptable to all, this choice must be carried out by methods that emphasize transparency and above all balance. Balance between the great opinions which cross the nation considered, but also, balance between the different regions or provinces which must be recognized in the elected and established authority.

    Today the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a special situation. People who define themselves as democrats put in place strong media pressure to convince public opinion that it is possible, fair, democratic and even constitutional to organize credible elections without serious preparation and amputated representation. Moreover, these sorcerer’s apprentices claim that a President or an Assembly of National Deputies can be legitimate by being the result of an election that has excluded a large portion of the population.

    It does not matter to this new breed of “democrats” that whole sections of the country are left out. It does not matter to these inconsistent democrats that entire provinces remain outside the national representation. The overwhelming thirst for power blinds them to the point that they are unaware of the fact that in the matter of elections any precipitation would be fatal and could bring the country into disturbances that could lead to what we fear most, : Balkanization.

    The time has come to leave the reserve and say things in the clearest way. The approach of Sieur Moïse Katumbi and of the “G7”, knighted by the katumbist wing of the “Rassemblement”, reflects the personality of the man who proposes to the “candidacy for the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo” .

    By driving his political group to demand elections without the Kasai, Moses Katumbi merely exteriorizes his regionalistic and tribalist sentiment, fundamentally anti-Kasaiian and constituting his political ideology.

    The G7, a group that screams on all its rooftops for its commitment to democracy and the Constitution of 18 February 2006, ignores articles 12 and 13 of the Basic Law. It should be recalled, if need be, that in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, any discrimination of any nature whatsoever and for any reason whatsoever is prohibited.

    Congolese democracy, like all modern democracies, can not ignore the notion of representation, or even that of participation. Without these two notions, there is no democracy.

    Congolese democracy, like all modern democracies, can not ignore the notion of representation, or even that of participation. Without these two notions, there is no democracy.

    The hypothesis advanced by some compatriots that the “Kamwina Nsapu phenomenon” would be a manipulation of the G7 to oppose the Kasai people to the Kinshasa regime has long been questionable. Today, on examining the past of the former “Governor of Katanga” and considering his current hatred for wanting elections rushed, while the Great Kasai still has to dress his wounds, reorganize his administration sacked and allow To the CENI to unfold, we convince ourselves that profound feelings of hatred and contempt actually animate this man with respect to the “Bakasai”.

    Will the people of Kasai fall into this trap?

    For those who doubt the tribalism of the former Governor of Katanga, it is recommended that they read the statements of this person, as reported by Mr. Muyambo about a conflict concerning the “Mine of Mbola”, which then belonged to M Muamba Kabasele, which happens to be Kasaïen. As a reason for illegally extracting his property from him, the Governor had only one argument: “it is a Kasaiian”.

    So, after despoiling the Kasaian property in Katanga, smashing their small businesses, manipulating some of their leaders to spread death and desolation on the lands of Kasai, the candidate for the Presidency of the Republic is organizing to exclude The “Bakasai” of the electoral process which it presents as democratic.

    It is important that all the true democrats of this country become aware of the danger that this gentle-looking man really represents. Katumbi’s approach is tribalistic, ethnicist, while his objective is separatist, in favor of his Belgian liberal allies. He therefore does not need the Kasai electorate, since he does not wish to have to do with elected officials from this region.

    Congolese nationalists need a united Congo in its 1960 configuration, as inherited from Patrice-Emery Lumumba. Congolese nationalists expect well-prepared elections involving all regions of the country. It is here that we must encourage those who truly love this country to organize themselves to oppose the tribalization of the country by excluding the electoral process from a very important part of the nation.


    Joseph Kabila Kabange, remains concerned

    You want to create disorder. You threaten us if there are no elections next December. You say it’s December or nothing, “Joseph Kabila said on Monday, June 26, from Lubumbashi, where he has been staying for some time, before and after his return to Pretoria, to the Main Committee Mixed RDC-RSA. But also, after its multiple descents in the Great Kasai to the rescue of victims of the militiamen Kamuina Nsapu of which Tshikapa was only the third stage, after that of Kananga and Mbuji-Mayi. In front of the Senators, Provincial and National Deputies, including the religious denominations, gathered for the occasion in the heart of the former cuprifer capital, the Congolese Head of State has raised the tone, leaving behind his few tips Of the Catholic Bishops’ Declaration, as well as the extent of the responsibilities that he would certainly have already taken in the face of what he now sees as a threat to institutional stability, An attempt to outbid political or chaos organized under the pretext of claiming, whatever the conditions, the holding of elections, at the end of December 2017. “Should we go to the elections without the Kasai?” , Before issuing a warning to all offenders, wherever they come from.
    A short distance from June 30, 2017, the President of the Republic, Joseph Kabila Kabange, remains concerned about the problem of maintaining order and restoring state authority throughout the country.
    He said so well to the notables, Deputies, Senators as well as to the religious confessions of Katanga. He had previously said it to those in the Grand Kasai area during his recent tour of the area, which was waged by militiamen Kamuina Nsapu.
    On the whole, the message of the Bishops, beyond their profession of faith in peace, is interpreted in different ways. If he was applauded on the side of the Opposition, more precisely the Rally of Limete, it was not the case, on the side of the Majority. Here, it is President Kabila who, this time, comes back himself, since the Bishops had spoken on June 23 last.
    There he read threats of disorder. He also finds, if it is to be interpreted in quotes, this matter of fetishism of date or month. “December or nothing,” he repeats, as if to say that if there are no elections, what would happen? On two feet, the President of the Republic returns, in turn, the warning. Without going into the smallest details, he reminded everyone of the order and warned against any attempt to destabilize the legally established institutions.
    Already, the Majority, its own political family, in a declaration in Kinshasa, denounced the infiltration of the CENCO to the obscure and foreign political forces. And, on that occasion, it aligned itself with the work of the CENI and the almanac that the latter could, at the appropriate time, announce for the holding of the elections in RD. Congo.
    Thus, the enlarged Presidential Majority to the allies of the Rassemblement de Kasa-Vubu, with Joseph Olenghankoy, Bruno Tshibala, Lisanga, Lumeya, Ingele and other newcomers in power, as well as the teammates, Of the Agreement of 18 October 2016, remain, in any case, on the theses of the CENI.
    At the will of the Electoral Central, the enrollment will be done gradually until we integrate the populations of Grand Kasaï in the file. Essential laws will only be considered in Parliament after the electoral roll has been finalized. The timetable will only be known once all the conditions have been satisfied. The call for candidates will only take place if and only if the electoral register is closed and made public. In other words, the evaluation of the electoral process, in the absence of the CNSA, as envisaged in the Agreement of 31 December 2016, would constitute a violation of the latter. Then, the exact dates of the ballots should not be fixed until they know both the electoral roll and the number of candidates. All this would take how long? Such was apparently the calling of the Bishops in their message which, unfortunately, raises enormous waves.


    Once again, the political scene Rd Congolese is bipolarized. And the stakes, namely the alternation at the top of the state or a slide bis, crystallize so much passions that the crisis that is looming seems to be the very first real political impasse posttshisekedi – still not buried elsewhere until day-. Two camps are forming and gradually increasing their ranks in the face of the problem of organizing elections before the end of December in accordance with the New Year’s Eve Agreement. The first block holds true to this pattern. No case of force majeure can be evoked to cause a second slip. There, without too much surprise, the Rassemblement / Limete and its political formations, the international community, of course, and finally the Catholic Church and other politico-social forces that are still silent in this respect moment. This block is so important to the organization of the electoral games this year that the threat of the street is brandished by many of them. And, in the specific case of the Rally, the cross-references of Katumbi, Kamitatu, Lumbi and Felix Tshisekedi suggest that if the CENI does not publish the electoral roll as promised, the Rassop will call for acts of disobedience civil. The second block, which is equally enthusiastic about the elections, insists on the inclusiveness of the entire electoral process. The Great Kasai and even the Kivu, where an active rebellion was declared. In the Kasai, it is the phenomenon Kamuina Nsapu which continues to make this southern region of the Republic a black sheep. Already with the Extate, the exclusion test could be done. Indeed, it is not in all the countries of the different provinces that constitute the Grand Kasai that the finalist pupils were able to pass the State examinations as their companions, moreover, on the whole national territory. Worn by the Majority’s tenors, who, night and day, never ceases to pound him on television sets or in the columns of newspapers, this option has just received the support of Corneille Nangaa, the president of the Commission National Electoral Independent. He, who yesterday in particular against the journalists gathered by the UNPC at the Nganda Center, declared that if the insecurity is not settled in the Kasaï, the CENI will work without the Kasaï, in the workshop of training and awareness of the professionals of the Media on the management of electoral information, noted that it would be politically impossible to go to the elections without the Kasai space. For, he says, “we risk having a President of the Republic not elected by a majority of compatriots based in that part of the country.” The decor is there. Already to cross the cape of July, the first clashes like December 2016 are to be feared especially that the withdrawal of the authorization of exit to Katumbi by the PGR, thing that makes of him henceforth a fugitive in front of the law, Comes to reinvigorate the ardor of the Rassemblement à en découdre. And, the fear of losing imperium will certainly push the current rulers, by instinct of survival, to seek to act … what to face this impasse? Is there a third dialogue? For what purpose was not projected by the two preceding talks? Is Congo-Kinshasa absolutely chaos? Obviously, to decide between these two blocks, it will take wisdom like Solomon who knew, to decide between two women fighting for the same baby. Here, without a doubt, the baby is the Congo, it is nothing less than the exercise of imperium in this majestic country in the heart of Africa.


    The Board of Directors of the Congolese Society of Refining Industries, SOCIR SA, to which the General Management and the whole staff associate, wish their best wishes of happiness and health to His Excellency the President of the Republic , Head of State, Honorable Members and Senators, members of the Government, members of the Courts and Tribunals, as well as all the national forces of the nation on the occasion of the commemoration of the historic date of the The accession of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to National and International Sovereignty, June 30, 1960.

    On this occasion, SOCIR expresses its strong support for the ongoing electoral process initiated by the Head of State and expresses its gratitude for all the achievements that it continues to gratify the Congolese Nation.


    Done at Kinshasa on 27 June 2017.

    Nestor Ankiba Yar

    Chairman of the Board of Directors


    Franck Beausaert K.M

    Chief Executive Officer

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