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  • #293
    Congo
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    Dissent to the political opposition, more precisely to the Rassemblement / Limete, is consummated between Jean-Claude Vuemba, president of the MPCR (Congolese People’s Movement for the Republic) and Martin Fayulu, president of the Commitment for Citizenship and Development). Indeed, the elected representative of the territory of Kasangulu, Vuemba Jean-Claude, does not intend to subscribe to a flat to lower his eagerness to his Colleague, Martin Fayulu denounces wanting to push him to the exit door of gathering.

    Since his electoral fief of Kasangulu in the Central Kongo on Friday, August 25, Jean-Claude Vuemba, during an interview with the press, declared that it was Martin Fayulu who pushed him to the exit door Of the Rally by carefully dismissing it on the list of delegates of the Dynamics of the opposition to sit on the Council of Elders of the Rally. Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba (peace to his soul), since Genval, has remained hostile to any attempt to bite the hook tended by the Presidential Majority, the only mega-platform created at the initiative of a strong and unshakable castle.

    According to him, his exclusion from the Rassemblement was not correlated with his last media outlet, where he affirmed discreet contacts between the Opposition and the Presidential Majority with a view to the formation of a new government, the head of which The executive would be Felix Anthony Tshisekedi Tshilombo. Information about the rest, quickly denied by Felix himself when he declared, without procrastinating: ” I am neither a taker nor an applicant for a job at Kabila. Hence, Kalibia must be left alone, its failure “.

    Faced with this controversy, the national deputy Vuemba wanted to illuminate the lantern of the national as well as the international opinion on the genesis of the Dynamics of the Opposition. According to him, he is one of the co-founders of the Dynamics of the Opposition alongside Vital Kamerhe and Ingele Ifoto, the current Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources.

    Given that the Rally constitutes a structure that gathers platforms, the president of the MPCR can not sit there if he has not been delegated by his platform. Other similar cases are also reported to the Rassop / Limete who remains the embodiment of the popular will or silent majority. This is particularly the case of Gilbert Kiakwama and Fiyou Dodomboni who suffer the same fate, says Vuemba.

    Moreover, in the chapter on the formation of a new government, the moral authority of the MPCR said that it had been approached but only the Rassemblement had already lifted the option not to work with Kabila, which he said had difficulty Respect the agreements.

    This is the high point of Jean-Claude Vuemba’s communication in order to lift the sail that obstructed the path of truth about his lugubrious relations with Martin Fayulu. However, he said he still has good relations with Felix Tshisekedi, president of the Rally.

    #294
    Congo
    Keymaster

    There were several hundred of them from every corner of the electoral district of Mont-Amba. These are the activists of the Christian Convention for Democracy, CCD in abbreviation, dear party to the Minister of State Minister in charge of Relations with the Parliament, Jean-Pierre Lisanga Bonganga. They accompanied their leader to the enlistment center located in the commune of Lemba.
    Indeed, this member of the Government went there to fulfill his civic duty. After obtaining his voter’s card, the Coordinator of the Tshisekedi Allies Coalition, CAT in initialling, reaffirmed the Government’s will to go to the elections and, as a result, to help the Congolese population to Peaceful alternation at the top of the state.
    The National President of the Christian Convention for Democracy, CCD, and Minister of State Minister in charge of Relations with Parliament, Jean-Pierre Lisanga Bonganga, fulfilled his civic duty on Saturday 26 August in Lemba. He took this opportunity to reaffirm the Government’s strong will to organize elections at all levels. He seized this opportunity to call on the latecomers to hasten, enlisting en masse to elect the leaders of their choice.
    Accompanied by several hundred people, the leader of the Tshisekedist Rally-Movement walked to the CENI registration center.
    According to him, the upcoming elections are important because they will help the people to freely choose their leaders at all levels. For Jean-Pierre Lisanga, all the batteries are set in motion for the organization of the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Government there.
    “It will be remembered that we signed the agreement, and in this agreement there is one of the great missions, to bring the people to the elections and to go to the elections, elector. That is why we reaffirm the will of our government, the government led by Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala to bring the people to the elections. We have just fulfilled our civic duty and these elections are important so that the people can freely choose their leaders at all levels, “he told the national and international press.
    Message from the Minister of State to the Congolese
    After fulfilling his civic duty, the Minister of State in charge of relations with the parliament took the opportunity to address his base in Mont-Amba, in particular, and the Congolese population in general.
    A single powerful message, enroll massively and have the chance to elect the leaders according to their own will. “First, to the people of Mont-Amba, because it’s our riding; I ask the latecomers to do everything possible to come and be enrolled. We need it because it will cause us to have many elected officials. And then I send a message to the Congolese people, the remaining people, soon it will be Kasai. We must have a lot of enrollment. This is what will prove that we have the will to go to the elections, we want to go towards the alternation, “he declared before this immense crowd.
    Given the number of people who accompanied JP Lisanga Bonganga to the registration center, it should be said that the leader of Mont-amba has all his exchanges to stand out in the next elections.

    #295
    Congo
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is not only a mining power. It is also an agricultural power capable of feeding itself, without importation, of agricultural products. It is in this logic that the Minister of Scientific Research, Eva Mwakasa, opened a workshop to validate the Strategic Plan for Agronomic Research-horizon 2016-2021 of the National Institute for Agricultural Research and Research, INERA . It was Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Hotel du Fleuve, in the commune of La Gombe. Indeed, INERA now has a road map that clearly defines the vision, mission, objectives and even the intervention strategy to effectively meet the expectations of all Congolese and Congolese, including all international partners In agricultural matters. The said plan, says Amand Mbuya Kankolongo, DG of INERA, fits perfectly into the development plan of the Government of the Republic. This means that the slogan ” Consommons Congolais ” should not be theoretical. Instead, the DRC should focus on production to regain its place among the largest producers and exporters. In order to do this, INERA, a spearhead of the development of agriculture, has a working tool to finally boost the agricultural sector in order to bring about change, thus achieving a more sustainable development.
    The appeal of DG Amand Mbuya
    “The relevance and quality of the strategic plan, however good it may be, is one thing. But its implementation is the biggest challenge we face, “said Amand Mbuya, CEO of INERA. He once again expressed the wish of his institution to see the links of collaboration and partnership well strengthened with the international research centers, as well as TFPs, NGDOs, civil society and the private sector. To achieve the objectives set out in the said Strategic Plan 2016-2021. And the conviction of DG Amand Mbuya is that the current challenges facing Congolese agriculture, requiring the search for appropriate solutions, are so numerous that no one can do it alone, whatever the means at his disposal. That is why it calls for the participation of all goodwillers in the achievement of the objectives assigned. At least, DG AMAND Mbuya, under the watchful eye of INERA’s PCA, Professor Musenga Virginie, expressed its gratitude to those who contributed to the elaboration of the said Strategic Plan of Agricultural Research. In particular, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Scientific Research. It should be emphasized that FAO has technically supported this INERA Plan. In his own words, Mr. Chris PAPA’S suggested that FAO would spare no effort to accompany the DRC towards the development of the agricultural sector. Although there are amendments made by experts in the agricultural sector, it should be pointed out that the Strategic Agricultural Research Plan is a concrete response to President Joseph Kabila’s call to diversify the production sector , To no longer depend on the mining sector alone as a source of currency. Thus, INERA, through its plan, faces a series of challenges that tarnish the image of the Democratic Republic of Congo by the indices of sustainable development. Challenges include: food insecurity, malnutrition, climate change, rural poverty, environmental degradation and biodiversity erosion, volatility in agricultural commodity prices, and so on.
    For the INERA DG, the Strategic Plan for Agricultural Research has the advantage of having made a profound diagnosis of the agricultural sector and of agricultural research in the DRC by analyzing the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities and risks To allow, in the final analysis, key areas that can bring a new wind to short terms. Because the Congolese government via INERA is making enormous efforts to regain its share of lost markets on an international scale with regard to tropical products. And, the ambition of the DRC is to regain its place among the largest producing and exporting countries.

    The objectives of INERA
    For the INERA Scientific Director, Professor Kizungu, the Strategic Plan for Agricultural Research is objectively moving towards the transformation of substantive agriculture into commercial agriculture, thus adapting to climate change. Also, improved processing and conservation will be required.
    Indeed, given the changing national, subregional and international socio-economic context, the current agricultural environment and the contextual situation of agronomic research in the DRC, the proposed Strategic Plan is, Says Amand Mbuya, comprehensive because it covers virtually all the priority aspects of agricultural research for a real socio-economic impact. All this, taking into account the mandate of INERA and the main objectives, namely: Generate, develop and adapt for producers and breeders improved genetic materials with high performance and resistant to the main diseases and parasites; Technical messages and information on economically and environmentally sustainable production and protection methods; Ensure the supply of basic seeds and other planting or propagating material adapted to the environmental conditions of the environment and, finally, strengthen research and development, the capacity for dissemination and transfer of user results.

    #296
    Congo
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    Minister of Higher and University Education, Steve Mbikayi Mabuluki returned to the country on Saturday, August 26, via the N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa. The Minister of ESU spent two weeks in the United States where he was on an official mission. As soon as he arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Minister first spoke about his mission, but also gave his point of view regarding the strike of university professors. Regarding his mission, the Minister said reserved primeur to his hierarchy, especially Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala. On the subject of the teachers’ strike, Steve Mbikayi promised to restart the exchanges in the framework of the permanent dialogue to find lasting solutions to the problems that specially concern his sector.
    After several days of absence in the country, the Minister of Higher Education and University, Steve Mbikayi, has returned to Kinshasa since last Saturday. Responding warmly to the problem of strike in his sector, the Minister, on board, welcomed the good faith of professors who did not disrupt the closing of the academic year before promising to resume discussions with them With respect to claims that are directly dependent on its sector. He took this opportunity to ask the various management committees to finalize the deliberation in order to help the students to know their fate and especially to prepare well for the second session.
    From the mission to the United States
    Motivated by the desire to build new public universities, the Minister of ESU works in line with the vision of the Head of State. To materialize this desire, Steve Mbikayi is looking for partners. “I reserve the prime of the report of my mission to the Prime Minister. Following the guidelines received from the Head of State under the coordination of the Prime Minister, we are looking for ways and means to modernize our Higher Education and University sector and especially to obtain the construction of new Public Universities in our country. It was in this context that we met with the partners outside, things are evolving very well. I believe that in a few months we will see the beginning of a few things. But as I said, I will first report to the Prime Minister before I can reveal the content of my mission and also the steps that we will take in order to be able to modernize our teaching more. Construction of universities that should exceed those we have acquired from our colonizers, “he said.
    Radicalization of the strike
    Steve Mbikayi arrives at the moment when the strike is radicalized in its sector. Without going by the back of the spoon, he began by thanking the professors who did not want to disrupt the closing of the academic year when they could do it well. He also promised to revive, very quickly, exchanges with teachers to find solutions on issues that depend on his sector. “First, I salute the patriotism of university professors who did not want to disrupt the closing of the academic year because they could do it well. And they made legitimate demands, exercised their right to strike and understood that students should not be penalized, I congratulate them. Now that I am back, I think we will reopen the dialogue with them to see how quickly we can find solutions to issues that concern my sector, “the Minister said on his return.
    As for the rest, it must be acknowledged that it is a general question of all workers that will certainly find solutions at the level of the central Government.

    #297
    Congo
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    It was Saturday, August 26, that the curtains of the first national conference of the internal auditors of the Congo fell. It was organized by the Institute of Internal Auditors of Congo, IIA Congo, at the Interdiocesan Center of Kinshasa, from 25 to 26 August. Some 100 participants from more than 25 companies and national institutions have reflected on the theme: “Internal audit in DRC: state of play and prospects for the future”. The aim of the meeting was to allow participants to discuss the state of the profession of Internal Auditor and its prospects for the future in the country. At the end of the meeting, the auditors were able to prove that the audit profession existed in the DRC. However, its stability is met with several difficulties. These included the absence of a framework law on internal auditing in the DRC, the reduced number of qualified internal auditors, the lack of specialized training for the training of internal auditors in the DRC, Level institutions of the country’s place. To cope with this, all, then all, have vowed to stand hand in hand, to meet these challenges and regularly organize these types of reunion and exchange activities. In addition, the national legislator and the Ministries of Education must contribute to this struggle.
    It was on Friday, August 25, that the go-go of the first National Conference of Internal Auditors of the Congo was given by the Representative of the Governor of the Central Bank of the Congo, Gary Mpunga Tshiyombo. It was just after the inaugural and welcome speech of the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Congo, IIA Congo, Mr. Dieudonné Ngoy Mamba. A common thread emerges from their various interventions. The call for concentration and fruitful discussions around the theme: “Internal audit in the DRC: state of play and prospects for the future”.
    The methodology used by the IIA Congo to deal with this topic was therefore the presentation of presentations by qualified speakers of the Public Sector and Sectors on controls in general and on Internal Audit in particular followed by debates; Distribution of the questionnaire containing the main points to facilitate the assessment of the state of the profession in the country; Summarize key points drawn from the work of the Conference and, finally, the reading of the synthesis report.
    Rich presentations
    Several presentations were made. The first was that of the Representative of the President of the Court of Auditors, Louis Kinzhele Ndala’Lele. With proven experience, he has relied on the Internal Audit and Public Sector in the DRC, the case of the Court of Auditors. The second to intervene was the Representative of the Inspector-General of Finance who worked on the audit missions of the General Inspectorate of Finance.
    For its part, the Director General of Congo Airways presented the prospects of his company. The Vice President of II A Congo summarized the overall view of the International Institute of Internal Auditors ” IIA Global ”. While another vice-president of this institute spoke of Internal Auditors, the African Federation of IIA and IIA Congo. The reform of the internal control system of the Central Bank of Congo and the place of internal audit in this reform was developed by Gary Mpunga. Internal Audit as seen by Deloitte was the final presentation of this conference. It is important to note that the various partners have explained the services of their companies, such as the company CERI ALLSERVICES, specialized in computer work, represented by Mr. Norbert Kitenge.

    Impact of the First National Conference
    The meeting organized by the IIA Congo enabled the participants to get to know each other and share their experiences, in accordance with the IIA Global motto: “Progress through Sharing”. This work has had the merit of asserting the existence of the Internal Audit function in the DRC. In addition, it should be emphasized that its main players are: the General Inspection of Finance, the Court of Auditors, the Central Bank of Congo, the Order of Chartered Accountants of the Congo (ONEC / DRC) Internal audit of private sector companies and the Institute of Internal Auditors of the Congo. The participants pointed out that internal audit actors should take into account: the laws of the country and other regulatory texts, the instructions of the Central Bank of the Congo, the manuals of procedures and various instructions of the services, good management practices As well as international standards for internal audit. They also highlighted the added value of internal audit: assurance-efficiency-objectivity. On the human resources aspect, they stressed the competence, the continuous training of the internal auditors as well as the respect of the ethics.
    Finally, the one who opened the work, Gary Mpunga, logically, is the one who also closed on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

     

    #298
    Congo
    Keymaster

    On Saturday, August 26, Thomas Luhaka Losendjola had his voter’s card at the registration center of the secondary school of the college of Saint Georges, in the commune of Kintambo. This was a good opportunity for militants of the Liberal Movement -ML- to accompany their leader. At about 3 pm, he met the procedural requirements as required by the CENI. He thus respected all the steps of the identification and enrollment operation. “At the level of the Liberal Movement, we had launched a big campaign in the capital to ask the whole population to enroll massively and today we thought it was our turn to come and set an example, Enlisting, “he said.
    A few days after the end of the enrollment, Thomas Luhaka went as President of the Liberal Movement to the registration center of the Collège Saint Georges, to declare his identity and his origins before the Ceni agent who Has transcribed on the card before having his fingerprints taken from the operator of seizure. After finishing the procedure, the leader of the ML then received his voter’s card, the only valid document allowing each Congolese to exercise his right to vote in the next elections.
    On leaving the registration center, Thomas Luhaka did not hesitate to launch, once again, an appeal to the Congolese people to come en masse, the duty of every citizen, proof of a good preparation for the elections. Holding his voter’s card in his hand, the leader of the Liberal Movement spoke. “Today, I thought it was my turn to show the example of a civil act to the Congolese people by enlisting me,” he said. “People do not sleep, people do not dream, there will be elections in this country. So, come, come and join us if you really want to express your political choice for credible and peaceful elections in the next elections, “he added. “Despite the difficulties, the smear campaign, the poisoning, the CENI continues to do its work and the Congolese population believes in the electoral process because, as we speak, more than 40 million Congolese have enlisted when talking about the People, we see the Congolese, the people want the elections and they showed this adhesion to the electoral process by coming enlisting in a massive way. We now think that it is absolutely necessary that we go to the elections, that we stop with the distractions. Those who think they can gain power by a coup and also by inciting the population to an insurrection are making a mistake. The vast majority of the population, 40 million Congolese, believe in the electoral process and have made their decision to go to the elections, “he concluded.

    #411
    Congo
    Keymaster

    FARDC soldiers have been killed by machete

    The Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC) and MONUSCO on Sunday rejected an attack by a group of armed men who wanted to infiltrate the city of Beni from a peripheral area of ​​the city of OICHA. Their purpose, it was reported, was to attack a FARDC position. Heavy and automatic gunfire was heard most of the day south of the city of OICHA. The first rumor was of a few unruly soldiers who would claim their balances for two months.

    Four people including two FARDC soldiers have been killed by machete since last Sunday during an incursion of a group of armed men south of the city of OICHA in territory of Beni (North Kivu). Their putrefactive bodies were found on Wednesday morning lying in the bush on the side of Makiki. According to the president of the local youth and spokesman for civil society, Janvier Kasayiryo, the perpetrators of these killings are alleged rebels of the ADF who have been reorganizing for some time in the area. “You will recall that last week, there were 14 peacekeepers who were killed on the Mbau-Kamango axis and several people were kidnapped before being released on the same axis the same week,” laments January Kasayiryo . Last Sunday, heavy, automatic gunfire was heard almost all day long south of the city of OICHA. “The first rumor was about the few unruly soldiers who would claim their two-month balances. It was at the last minute that a group of peasants searching on all sides suspected a probable incursion into their neighbourhood, “said a local source.

    The real version

    Later, some citizens no longer found two members of their families including the father and his eldest son. Family sources reportedly confessed that they were headed south, on the Makiki side, during cracklings. A probable kidnapping or kidnapping goes into the foreground. It is only this Wednesday morning, in the discovery of their lifeless bodies that the new incursion would have been confirmed. The spokesman of operations Sokola 1 South, Lieutenant Jules Ngongo, said that the FARDC “intercepted” Sunday a group of alleged ADF on the axis MBAU-KAMANGO who wanted to infiltrate the city of Beni from a peripheral neighbourhood of the city of OICHA for the purpose of attacking a FARDC position on that axis. He added that the army has received accurate information, which would have prevented this new incursion. For now, military sources reassure that the situation is under control. According to these same sources, the army still chases a group of attackers in the southern end of the city of OICHA in Beni territory. The MONUSCO peacekeepers also intervened to repel this threat of attack.

    #424
    Congo
    Keymaster

    Norbert Basengezi Katintima was deposited

    Norbert Basengezi Katintima was deposited with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Interior and Security, Henri Mova Sakanyi, the draft law on the distribution of seats.

    This ceremony is worth its weight in gold because it marks a very strong symbol of the completion of the legal and technical acts to be the milestone of the good conduct of the next elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    This meeting comes after the long technical step of the identification and the enlistment of the voters which was sanctioned by a qualitative processing of the data of the voters and the announcement, on the national airwaves, of the decision of the CENI N ° 008 of 06 April 2018 publishing voter statistics by electoral entities.

    The CENI delegation led by Vice-President Norbert BASENGEZI KATINTIMA and composed among others by the Rapporteur Jean Pierre KALAMBA, Deputy Rapporteur Onésime KUKATULA and Deputy National Executive Secretary Verdonck TSHIYA of the CENI, also aimed to reaffirm the firm commitment as well of the CENI and of the Government of the Republic to have the next elections held on the date of 23 December 2018. The latest text of the legal framework for the elections in the DR Congo allocates seats by constituency for the parliamentary elections, provincial, municipal and local. It is one of the answers to the expectations of the political actors regarding the adoption of an updated legal instrument, on the one hand and the holding of the elections according to the international standards in the matter, on the other hand.

    The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Security who had at his side the Minister of State for Decentralization, the Minister in Charge of Relations with Parliament, the Minister in charge of customary affairs, the Deputy Minister of the Interior and Security and the Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior in charge of political parties, welcomed the catalytic role that continues to play the CENI despite the many weight and criticism that poorly hide the fear of certain actors policies to descend into the arena of conquest of voters.

    As the focal point of the government vis-à-vis the CENI, the Minister of Interior and Security is expected to forward this draft for consideration at the next Council of Ministers between 7 and 13 April 2018. The two chambers of parliament are invited to consider the 14 to 23 April 2018. Finally, promulgation by the Head of State is expected for 8 May 2018, in accordance with the electoral calendar.

    #48337
    Congo
    Keymaster

    The transformation of the LAMUKA

    For Delly Sessanga and Claudel Lubaya, the transformation of the LAMUKA coalition from the electoral platform into a political structure does not change the deal of their political vision. In their joint declaration signed on Monday, May 13, these two executives of Ensemble pour le Change declare that “since they have never belonged to this electoral platform or participated in its activities, we are not part of it either, even in its new form “.

    #48338
    Congo
    Keymaster

    Kilima Monique Kitoko

    Kilima Monique KitokoThe national president of the Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Foundation (FOFAT), Kilima Monique Kitoko, formally rejects the document circulating on social networks, in which its structure organized an information search mission to the Chinese company Ruashi Mining. Which company works in Lubumbashi, in the province of Haut-Katanga. Through a statement made public, the national office of FOFAT says that it is not concerned by this document, which does not commit the Foundation which, at present, is focused on the implementation of its structures and the official exit of which the date is 21 June of the current year.

    COMMUNICATED

    The Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Foundation, FOFAT, National Office, informs that it is not involved in any approach to the Chinese company Ruashi Mining, operating in Upper Katanga, unlike the document circulating on social networks.

    FOFAT encourages its injured members in their working relationship with Ruashi Mining to continue to recover their rights without engaging the institution that is in the process of setting up and recruiting new members.

    FOFAT invites its senior executives to be cautious and to devote themselves exclusively to the activities leading up to the official release, scheduled for June 21st, and to which all representations from inside and outside the country are invited.

    National Coordinator, Ms. Kilima Kitoko Monique promises to be tougher on any member who does not respect the values ​​and operating framework of FOFAT, founded October 10, 2001

    #48339
    Congo
    Keymaster

    The suspension of Wivine Yenga Wassako

    Wivine Yenga WassakoThe suspension of Wivine Yenga Wassako, General Secretary of Higher Education and Universities has, in any case, fuelled conversations. The question that torments minds is that of how did we come to this sanction?

    Documents from the communication services of the Ministry of the ESU retrace the chronology of the facts that led to the removal of the offender. On the side of the Ministry, we deny it: ” … this suspension followed all the normal procedure and respected the constitution and the laws of the Republic ”. But what about exactly? According to the communication services of the Ministry of Esu, after the handing over between the outgoing Minister, Steve Mbikayi, who chose his mandate in Parliament and Marcel Ilunga Leu, the temporary, he quickly at work, dealing immediately with outstanding cases. On the table, Marcekl Ilunga Leu finds the UNIKIN file which his predecessor had already appointed, by ministerial decree, an Academic Secretary General, replacing the former who was also elected National Deputy. The newly promoted to the so-called inspired hill was waiting, of course, for its notification by the Secretary General ai of the Ministry and this, in accordance with the decision of the Presidency of the Republic suspending any movement of personnel in the administration and other services of the State .

    Meanwhile, the Universities Board and the UNIKIN Management Committee, which only worked with its Rector and Budget Administrator, insisted that the appointed Academic Secretary General be notified to ensure the smooth running of this institution. setting up and preparing the student coordination elections for which the Rector was under permanent threats from the students.

    Below, the complete clarification of the facts on this suspension according to the Communication Unit of the Ministry of ESU!

    DOSSIER OF THE SUSPENSION OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL TO THE ESU

    Here is the sequence of events:

     On March 8, 2019, the Minister of Higher and University Education proceeded to the handing over and resumption with his colleague, Mr. Steve Mbikayi who opted for his elective mandate in the National Assembly and this, in execution of the letter No. CAB / PM / CJDH / PPM / 2019/0275 of 5 March 2019 by His Excellency the Prime Minister, Head of Government (Annex 1);

    Long before, the outgoing Minister of Higher Education and University had signed the Ministerial Order No. 014/2019 of January 22, 2019 appointing an Academic Secretary at the University of Kinshasa to replace the one in office, elected Deputy National who also joined the hemicycle of the People’s Palace.

    In view of the official communique of the Presidency of the Republic of 25 January 2019 suspending any movement of personnel within the administrations, the Secretary General for Higher Education University was not able to notify the concerned said decree.

    First and foremost, it should be emphasised that the official communique of 25 January 2019 was of paramount importance, especially in its movement of personnel, to prevent abuses that could have been committed in this sector and not to block the harmonious functioning of the administrations and different services of the State.

    The Minister of Higher Education and University, by his letter n ° 0171 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / WPIU / 2019 of March 20, 2019, requested the authorisation of notification of this decree to the Director of Cabinet of His Excellency Mr. President of the Republic, Head of State, precisely to comply with the spirit and the letter of the said communique, letter remained unresolved to this day.
     In the meantime, relaying the terms of the official communique of the Presidency of the Republic, Prime Minister, by his letter CAB / PM / CJDHC / PPM / 2019/0389 of 22 March 2019, instruct all Ministers among others of no longer take the acts of disposition without prior authorisation on his part to judge the urgency and necessity;

    Meanwhile, the Universities Board and the UNIKIN Management Committee which only functions with its Rector and Budget Administrator, since his Administrative Secretary General has been in medical care for some time, insist for the nominated academic secretary to be notified to ensure a smooth functioning of the UNIKIN and to prepare the student coordination elections for which the Rector is under permanent threats from the students.

    To do this and in the best interest of the student community, in response to the letter of the Minister ai of ESU No. 0184 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / SG / 2019 of March 27, 2019, Mr. Prime Minister Minister, by his letter n ° CAB / PM / CJDHC / PPM / 2019/0417 of March 28, 2019, authorises the Minister of the ESU to instruct his Secretary General to notify the said Order to allow a harmonious functioning of Unikin;

    Similarly, in response to the request of the Minister ai de l’Esu introduced by his letter n ° 0183 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / SG / 2019 of March 27, 2019, Prime Minister, by his letter n ° CAB / PM / CJDHC / PPM / 2019/0418 of 28 March 2019, authorises the notification to the Director General of ISTA / Lubumbashi of the Order withdrawing his suspension for which a report of non-suit has been drawn up, also to enable the functioning of this higher institute;
     Formally instructed for this purpose by his Minister through his letters n ° 185 and 186 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / JMB / 2019 of March 28, 2019, the Secretary General for Higher and University Education opposes a categorical refusal by his letter n ° MINESU / SG / 160/01/0541/2019 of March 30, 2019 under the pretext of sticking to the spirit and the letter of the official communique of January 25, 2019;

    After the reaction of his superior by his letter n ° 199 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / JMB / 2019 of 03 April 2019, Madam Secretary General, by his letter n ° MINESU / SG / 160/01/0598 / 2019 of 05 April 2019 unveils its instigators without the cities by seeking the intervention of his Minister against the instructions of His Excellency the Prime Minister and the instructions repeatedly reminded him by the President of the Republic she said;
     After investigation and over time, it is indeed Mr. Jean TEZO-KIA-NSI, Senior Adviser to the Head of State in charge of Education and some of his Assistants as well as Mr. Jean Claude MBOMBO, A / P of the ANR which operates by intimidation to the members of the Management Committee of Unikin and others without its hierarchy and the ANR being informed;

    The refusal of the Secretary General to comply with the orders of her superior is an insubordination because if there is a violation of the official communique of 25 January 2019, it would be in the name of the person who authorised the taking of these Orders and not in the name of the person who has merely notified;

    Also, this ambiguous attitude of a nature to oppose the institutions of the Republic is as much reprehensible for the Secretary General as for the instigators who operate without any respect of the administrative order in this matter.

    For all these reasons above and in the face of the deliberate blocking by the Secretary General, blockage of such a nature as not to favor the regular functioning of the Minister, the Prime Minister, by his letter CAB / PM / CJDHC / PPM / 2019 / 0577 of April 19, 2019, in response to that no. 212 / MINESU / CAB.MIN / MIL / PMK / JMB / 2019 of April 08, 2019, of the Minister of the ESU, authorised the taking of the Order suspending from the Secretary General to the ESU while asking for the respect of the legal framework which organises the disciplinary regime applicable to civil servants of the State;

    However, by his letter n ° 0797/04/2019 of April 27, 2019, received on May 03, 2019, from the Head of the Cabinet of His Excellency the President of the Republic, the Head of State, informed by the letter n ° MINESU / SG / 160/01/878/2019 of April 24, 2019 of the Secretary General ai to the Higher Education and University asks the Minister of the ESU ai to bring back said Decree because not having required its authorisation in accordance with the spirit and letter of the official communique of 25 January 2019.

    In view of the information given above for this purpose, the decision of the Supreme Authority was thus taken in this sense because all the constituent elements of the file, resulting in the suspension of the Secretary General ai, have not not available to him.

    Done in Kinshasa, May 08, 2019

    The Communication Unit of the Ministry of Higher and University Education

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    Civil society actors in South Kivu

    Civil society actors in South Kivu and members of citizen movements call on the Congolese state to launch a fact-finding mission to cell phone companies, oil tankers and carriers in order to punish those who raise the price of goods and services.

    They made the call in a joint statement released on Tuesday May 12, 2020 in Bukavu.

    In this declaration, civil society actors regret the depression of the Congolese francs in the face of foreign currency. A dollar is traded on the black market at 1950fc, a situation which pushes certain operators to hide behind the exchange rate to raise the price of goods and services.

    Civil society actors further denounce the fact that Congolese consumers continue to suffer enormous damage with the unimaginable skyrocketing price of telecommunication house services when the same services are undesirable.

    They also denounce the cunning of certain traders who keep the same price per liter of fuel while the barrel of oil has gone from 67 dollars in December to 20 dollars today.

    All calculations made by social actors show that a liter of fuel today had to be bought at 700FC

    In this joint declaration, member organizations of civil society and members of citizens’ movements ask the Congolese state to rigorously monitor price structures.

    This is done through the national and provincial ministries in charge of the Economy, telecommunications and hydrocarbons. If these recommendations are not followed, the signatories promise to use other means to make their voices heard.

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    Congo
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    Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo on UN Mapping report

    In an interview provided on Wednesday, May 19, in Paris, at 3 international media, President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo refused to respond directly to his counterpart Paul Kagame, including the recent remarks on the UN Mapping report. A wave of negative reactions in the DRC.

    “I’m not here to respond to President Kagame. The Mapping report was developed by United Nations experts, it is not a Congolese report. The Democratic Republic of Congo will one day go to all the victims of these violence east of my country, “replied President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

    “I want peace and security to reign to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo; It will belong to the justice to designer the culprits, “he added. About Dr. Denis Mukwege, President Tshisekedi said: “Dr. Denis Mukwege is a national pride, he has all my affection and gratitude for the work he does with the victims”.

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