Prevention, Detection and Protection a Pronk approach to the Defense of Press Freedom

August 24, 2014

by: Fidele Ayu Lumeya There is no reason journalists should be arrested, jailed and even killed other than a legislative reform in many countries that takes into account the key role journalists plays in human activities of daily lives for Journalist are light bearers, salt and Sheep. I will discuss the three metaphors explain how […]

Read the full article →

Systemic, Structural Violence in the Great Lakes Region and the Disintegration of an Ownership Society

October 16, 2013

By: Fidele Lumeya Regime changes in Burundi, Congo Democratic, Uganda and Rwanda have affected not only the disintegration and collapse of the ownership society that had existed, but facilitated the collapse of religious and traditional authority that had played key moral, spiritual and ethical roles and had replaced them with unrealistic policies and processes with […]

Read the full article →

Smoke from the Sky Roof: The 9/11

September 11, 2013

By: Fidele A. Lumeya Look it is coming Smoke, Smoke It’s overflowing Overwhelming Thinking about Who set the fire. Earth wake up and explain to us. Honey it is nine eleven A dark day Day of national tragedy No melody From inside the flights Crossing blue skies A sunny day Carrying victims And smiling suicides […]

Read the full article →

September 11, 2013

Smoke from the Sky Roof: The 9/11 By: Fidele A. Lumeya Look it is coming Smoke, Smoke It’s overflowing Overwhelming Thinking about Who set the fire. Earth wake up and explain to us. Honey it is nine eleven A dark day Day of national tragedy No melody From inside the flights Crossing blue skies A sunny […]

Read the full article →

Military and Humanitarian Mission Creep: Lessons Learned From the Failed States of Burundi, Congo-DR and Rwanda (The Great Lakes Region of Africa)

February 9, 2013

Burundi, the DR Congo and Rwanda are three contiguous countries in
the Great Lakes Region of Africa still struggling with: the effects of
the demise of the Cold War; with the demise of France-Afrique; with
the shift from single to multiparty rule; and last, but not least,
with the collapse of traditional and religious authority. All of the
above-noted dynamics were perceived within the matrix of ‘means vs.
ends’ by those who previously ruled the three countries, namely,
Pierre Buyoya of Burundi, J. Mobutu of the DR Congo and J. Habyarimana
of Rwanda

Read the full article →

Africa: The continent must look beyond its colonial past for the causes of current conflicts.

October 24, 2012

By Fidele A. Lumeya  More than three decades after African countries gained their independence; there is a growing recognition among Africans themselves that the continent must look beyond its colonial past for the causes of current conflicts. Today more than ever, Africa must look at itself. The nature of the political power in many African […]

Read the full article →

Smoke from the Sky Roof: The 9/11

September 11, 2012

  By: Fidele A. Lumeya Look it is coming Smoke, Smoke It’s overflowing Overwhelming Thinking about Who set the fire. Earth wake up and explain to us. Honey it is nine eleven A dark day Day of national tragedy No melody From inside the flights Crossing blue skies A sunny day Carrying victims And smiling suicides […]

Read the full article →

Rwanda- Congo: In Search for A JustPeace Society

July 3, 2012

Rwanda cannot prevent a second genocide to happen in Rwanda at the expense of the Eastern Congolese people lives and their search for peaceful inter-ethnic cohabitation. And, DR Congo on the other side of the Lake Kivu, cannot prevent the so called “Balkanization” of the Congo by ignoring or down playing the real intention and agenda of the Hutu extremist living in Congo. The Hutu extremist as well as too cannot regain power in Rwanda at the expense of the Eastern Congolese people lives and the Rwandans. The so called “Hutu power” cannot ignore that any majority cannot govern by ignoring the minority and vice versa.

Read the full article →

the International Criminal Court And the Challenge of Peace and Justice in The Great North- Eastern Congo

April 19, 2012

Once again the President of DRCongo Kabila is being challenged in his role of commander in chief of the Congolese Army and as the chief of executive. In both he has to make a quick a well thought decision before the population of the North and South Kivu can start fleeing in the bushes again. […]

Read the full article →

The DR Congo: Post-Election Crisis: Bridging the gap between Democracy as A Process and as A System.

March 15, 2012

Congolese people acknowledge, generally, that the intended function of
the democratic process in the Congo, and elsewhere, is to maintain the
balance of power between the executive, the legislative and the judicial branches of government. For such a democracy to work, the
executive branch must be engaged in a transformational relationship with
both the legislature and the judiciary and not a transactional. In the case of the Congo, the skewed relationship (transactional) between the executive and the judiciary appears to have had harmful effects on the nation state building process.

Read the full article →