E. Tshisekedi: The Modern Congolese version of Hannibal of Carthage.

June 29, 2011

If Hannibal, the army general from Carthage, North Africa, had pursued the mighty army of the Roman empire to a military victory, he would have ruled Rome and the world. His name would be noted in halls of fame not for having resisted empire, but for having ruled Rome and the world. Unfortunately, he made […]

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DR Congo 2011 Elections: 7 Electoral Gaps and How to Close Them

May 26, 2011

  Seven gaps remain and require careful attention as soon as possible. These gaps can be compared to cracks in the wall of a house. Whether large or small, these cracks or fault lines can bring down the whole house and endanger the lives of those inside. After being elected as the chairman of the […]

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Humanitarian Assistance in DR Congo: Relief aid and Rape of Women

May 25, 2011

By: Fidele Ayu Lumeya Flumeya@gmail.com People in the West of the Congo are left with the impression that ‘Relief and development aid comes as a reward to those in Eastern Congo who took guns to kill and rape each other rather than to those from West who refrained from such behavior?’ Relief aid in the […]

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Impact of the Young Adult Girls and Elderly Women Literacy program In DR-Congo

November 9, 2010

By: Fidele Ayu Lumeya The United Nations establishes a correlation between women literacy and the decrease in fertility rate. The study shows that the number of literate women correlates directly to the drop in fertility rates. Furthermore, the report establishes a correlation between women’s literacy programs and the democratic process. Literate women are more knowledgeable […]

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Poverty Alleviation in DR-Congo: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Deuteronomy 15:4

June 20, 2010

By: Rev. Pastor Kisongo Ildephonse Mbeleulu (Congolese Theologian) The year, 1960, is a pivotal year for African independences. Some years prior and after that year, many African countries won their political independence and national sovereignty.  Therefore, many of these countries are in the effervescence of soon celebrating a half century of autonomy and self-governance, and […]

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Pauvreté dans la perspective de Deutéronome 15 : 4: Qu’en est il de la RD Congo 50 ans après 1960

June 15, 2010

Par le Rev. Pasteur Kisongo Ildephonse Mbeleulu (Congolese Theologian) L’année 1960 est une année pivot des indépendances africaines. Peu avant et après cette date beaucoup de pays ont accédé aux indépendances politiques et a la souveraineté nationale. Ainsi, beaucoup de pays d’Afrique sont dans l’effervescence de célébrer un demi-siècle d’auto-gouvernance.  Aucun pays ne voudrait pas manquer […]

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Responding to the DR-Congo’s Humanitarian Emergency: Challenges and Risks in the coming 6 months

June 6, 2010

 Nobody can predict the end of the humanitarian aid phase and the beginning of the development phase in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The ideal approach in responding to disaster is to be active and pro-active meaning while we are responding to immediate disaster, by giving food and non food items, we also are […]

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Understanding the Congo-DR War in the Dialectic of State formation, Nation-Building and Nation-State Building

June 2, 2010

  From: Fidele A Lumeya  State formation  After 4 years of an intermittent civil war that started in 1996 and 5 years of a transitional government, the enduring tribulations of the war to peace transition and political process didn’t seem to forecast a less than positive socio-political future for the Congo and the entire Great […]

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Pour l’intégration du « spirituel » dans toute stratégie de lutte contre la pauvreté au Congo

May 29, 2010

Par le Rev. Pasteur Kisongo Idelphonse Mbeleulu La pauvreté absolue des pauvres de notre temps expose l’insatiable gourmandise des riches et discrédite l’économie mondiale avec ses mécanismes de distribution du fruit du travail quotidien parmi les habitants de la planète terre. Beaucoup de populations rurales et urbaines sont extrêmement pauvres à côté des palais somptueux […]

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May 24, 2010

Le 17 mai, 2010 le Congo (ou du moins une partie des congolais/ses) a célébré la fin de 32 ans de dictature de Mobutu et l’arrivée au pouvoir de Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Une chose à dire est que le changement de Kabila ou ce que l’on peut appeler révolution a élevé bien haut les attentes des […]

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