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US ready to give Congo $30m but Kabila must not seek re-election


The United States is prepared to give the Democratic Republic of Congo $30m ($18m) in aid for stability and democracy-building but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, the secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday.
Kerry, who is on an African tour, said Congo's government also needs to schedule elections soon. The vote is tentatively set for 2016, although a firm date has not yet been set.


In a private meeting, Kerry said he urged Kabila to follow Congo's constitution in the upcoming elections, which would prohibit him from running for a third consecutive term as president. It was not clear if Kabila agreed. Kerry also said he urged Kabila to lift a freeze on international adoptions of Congolese orphans.


"It is important to the people to be able to know what the process is, to have confidence in that process," Kerry told reporters after the meeting. "The sooner the process is announced, the sooner that the date is set, the sooner people have an ability to be able to participate. And we believe it ought to be done in keeping with the constitutional process of the country."


The $30m pledge would more than double the $12m in assistance given to Congo last year linked to elections and stability assistance. Some of the money could go to non-governmental organisations. Last year, total US aid to Congo was about $210m.


The funding would help further stability efforts in Congo, which has been racked by violence for two decades. Kerry said more must be done to combat Congo-based rebels, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French acronym, FDLR, whose members are accused of perpetrating the 1994 genocide in neighbouring Rwanda.


Aside from the upcoming elections, Kerry noted continued challenges in Congo's fight against several rebel groups. He commended government and United Nations security forces for last year's defeat and disbanding of the M23 rebel group but said efforts to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate fighters from other opposition groups into society "are the priorities of the moment”.


"I need to be clear: military force alone will not deliver stability to the Democratic Republic of Congo," Kerry said. "Lasting peace will not grow out of the barrel of a gun."


Most of Congo's violence has been limited in recent years to the country's eastern borders with Uganda and Rwanda.


The FDLR is viewed by analysts as the greatest remaining menace in eastern Congo. The group is led by Rwandan Hutus who helped commit the 1994 genocide and later escaped over the border. The presence of the FDLR has prompted Rwanda to invade Congo twice before to try to wipe out the group.


Additionally, Congo's government is grappling with the Allied Democratic Forces, a group of Islamist rebels that is led by Ugandan commanders. Experts believe the group begins military training for girls as young as 15 and boys as young as 10.
 

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An official of the Democratic Republic of Congo said, while US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Congolese government to respect the country’s constitution, he did not tell President Joseph Kabila not to seek a third term.

VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reported that Kerry urged Kabila not to seek a third term.

But Information Minister Lambert Mende said there is no way Kerry could have made such a remark because Kabila has not indicated whether he will stand in the 2016 elections.

“First of all, I will say that Secretary of State Kerry told us a lot of things. We are very happy with what he told us, and we agree with the fact that a government must respect the state constitution. It is our constitution; it is the will of our people. So, we must respect it and we have no problem with that advice,” he said.

Mende reiterated that Kerry did not urge Kabila not to seek re-election.

“I am not going to land in this propaganda rhetoric of saying Kabila will run or Kabila won’t run. But, Secretary of State Kerry didn’t tell anybody about individuals. And, he could not have told us because nobody has announced that he’s running for election scheduled for 2016. We are in 2014, so that case is not on the agenda,” Mede said.

He said Kerry offered US assistance in many areas, including disarming Congo’s several armed groups.

“He offered many possibilities of assistance in stabilizing the situation. That is disarming the armed groups, and we came to a total agreement with him that we can’t leave any chance to those criminal elements to go ahead with their action. They must be stopped. And President Kabila told him what is the agenda about that,” Mende said.

Mende said the Congolese was very pleased with Kerry’s offer of $30 million to support "transparent and credible" elections, and also economic development.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay reportedly criticized the Congolese government for not doing enough to bring to justice those responsible for sexual violence, including rape.

Mende said the government has put in place programs to deal with those who accused of committing war crimes.

“She is very much aware of the endeavors that are going on in this country to punish anybody who is responsible for war crimes and for any other human rights abuses. That is why we have refused to grant amnesty to those responsible for such crimes, he said.
 

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Will there be a "Congolese Spring" if he decides to extend his term or go for a re-election? or are Congolese just going to be protesting...outside the country...again!
 

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US ready to give Congo $30m but Kabila must not seek re-election


The United States is prepared to give the Democratic Republic of Congo $30m ($18m) in aid for stability and democracy-building but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, the secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday.
Kerry, who is on an African tour, said Congo's government also needs to schedule elections soon. The vote is tentatively set for 2016, although a firm date has not yet been set.


In a private meeting, Kerry said he urged Kabila to follow Congo's constitution in the upcoming elections, which would prohibit him from running for a third consecutive term as president. It was not clear if Kabila agreed. Kerry also said he urged Kabila to lift a freeze on international adoptions of Congolese orphans.


"It is important to the people to be able to know what the process is, to have confidence in that process," Kerry told reporters after the meeting. "The sooner the process is announced, the sooner that the date is set, the sooner people have an ability to be able to participate. And we believe it ought to be done in keeping with the constitutional process of the country."


The $30m pledge would more than double the $12m in assistance given to Congo last year linked to elections and stability assistance. Some of the money could go to non-governmental organisations. Last year, total US aid to Congo was about $210m.


The funding would help further stability efforts in Congo, which has been racked by violence for two decades. Kerry said more must be done to combat Congo-based rebels, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French acronym, FDLR, whose members are accused of perpetrating the 1994 genocide in neighbouring Rwanda.


Aside from the upcoming elections, Kerry noted continued challenges in Congo's fight against several rebel groups. He commended government and United Nations security forces for last year's defeat and disbanding of the M23 rebel group but said efforts to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate fighters from other opposition groups into society "are the priorities of the moment”.


"I need to be clear: military force alone will not deliver stability to the Democratic Republic of Congo," Kerry said. "Lasting peace will not grow out of the barrel of a gun."


Most of Congo's violence has been limited in recent years to the country's eastern borders with Uganda and Rwanda.


The FDLR is viewed by analysts as the greatest remaining menace in eastern Congo. The group is led by Rwandan Hutus who helped commit the 1994 genocide and later escaped over the border. The presence of the FDLR has prompted Rwanda to invade Congo twice before to try to wipe out the group.


Additionally, Congo's government is grappling with the Allied Democratic Forces, a group of Islamist rebels that is led by Ugandan commanders. Experts believe the group begins military training for girls as young as 15 and boys as young as 10.
IL A DIT QUOI A KAGAME, MUSEVENI, NKURUNZIZA, DENIS SASSOU, IDRIS DEBY,ECT....SEULMENT KABILA?:eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:
 

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Pauvres africains! Faibles d'esprit! Ils sont entrain de sautiller lorsque la CPI ne juge quasiment que des chefs africains, ils sont distraits par Jésus qui n'existe ou n'a jamais existé! Ne réfléchissent que dans les paradigmes d'autres et ça veut s'appeler intellectuel? On finit des doctorats (répéter ce qui a déjà été dit et fait) et le comble on attend d'être employé... Que des citations des maîtres occidentaux!!! On réfléchit pas scientifiquement dans sa propre langue et on trouve ça normal. L'école des blancs est un formatage, cage à lapin où on apprend à des gens ce qu'ils doivent dire et faire >< l'école africaine est un perfectionnement de ses dons, c'est multi disciplinaire. Chacun est amené à être un savant, on ne limite pas les gens!!! Comment un tel système qui offre tant de possibilité est rejeté au profit d'un système complètement limité?!

Ces USA qui veulent tant donner l'argent, pourquoi le vaccin d'Ebola est refusé aux Africains tandis que la Chine la propose aux Africains? Il faut qu'on fasse revivre aux américains (impérialistes) ce qu'ils ont vécus en Somalie. Comme par hasard quand les USA font le forcing avec Afri Com, Ebola apparaît!!!!! Ils ont utiliser ça comme moyen de pression mais la Chine les avait déjà pris de cours (ils réfléchissent eux!!!). Des Pantins ( l'élite africaine est malade!!!)

Réfléchissez, bon si vous pouvez.... Que nos ancêtres nous viennent en aide!
 
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IL A DIT QUOI A KAGAME, MUSEVENI, NKURUNZIZA, DENIS SASSOU, IDRIS DEBY,ECT....SEULMENT KABILA?:eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno::eek:hno:
Peut-être que Mr Kabila ne les sers plus comme il voulait. Ou sinon il se sont rendus compte que la pilule sera trop grosse a faire avaler au peuple congolais.
 

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"The U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa warmly welcomes the commander of U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), General David Rodriguez, during his visit to the DRC from January 12-14.

During his brief visit to Kinshasa, General Rodriguez will meet with senior DRC political and military leaders, as well as meet with MONUSCO Special Representative Secretary General (SRSG) Martin Kobler. General Rodriguez’s visit is intended to recognize U.S.-DRC cooperation on advancing peace and security in central Africa and highlight U.S. support for DRC’s strong commitment to building professional and capable military forces."

 

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Obama spoke with Congo President Kabila: White House

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(Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday, the White House said.

The two leaders spoke about their commitment to ending the threat of armed groups, specifically the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, the White House said in a statement.

Obama underscored the need for peaceful and credible elections in the country in 2016.

Obama also urged Kabila to address long pending children's adoptions by American families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the statement said.
 

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nO HE IS NOT IGNORANT ABOUT aFRICA.

iN FACTS HE KNOWS aFRICA WELL ENOUGH TO TELL HAT THE NEED TO STOP BEING DICTATORS THAT THEY NEED STRONG INSTITUTIONS AND RESPECT OF PEOPLE'S BASIC HUMAN RIHJTS, NEED TO EDUCATE WOMEN ETC...

oBVIOUSLY THAT SHOWS THAT HE CARES FOR aFRICA, BY OFFERING ADVICES ON WHAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO ADVANNCE.


dID YOU WANT HIM TO GIVE aFRICANS MONEY?
 

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Butembo, le salut de l'Afrique viendra par nous-mêmes africains, personne d'autres. Ne croît surtout pas que la lumière viendra hors du continent, c'est faux.
Juste pour donner un ordre d'idée assez récent, regarde l'origine des financements des Y'EN A MARRE et compagnie, et ces mêmes personnes veulent nous faire des leçons de démocratie dans un pays souverain (discutable) alors que leur financement proviennent d'un pays qui s'est lui-même bâti sur l'extinction des Amerindiens... Et pourtant je ne suis pas un grand partisan du régime actuel, mais l'intégrité du pays est du ressort des bakonzi, donc mon choix est vite fait entre eux et nous.

L'une des seules choses de bien qui peut venir des USA c'est de faire du commerce d'égal à égal, win-win situation avec transfert de technologie. Pas de nous forcer des Africom, Monuc, réformes forcées du FMI et d'autres ONG bidons qui place l'africain en position de dépendance

Il agit pour le compte des USA un point un trait. Jouer sur le fait qu'il soit métis et qu'il tiendrait apparemment des origines kényanes n'y changera rien. Akosa biso té.
 
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