[Francophones] Insecurity in Eastern D.R. Congo
bpkayeeye at hotmail.com
Mer 25 Nov 20:49:45 GMT 2009
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
of Bishop Bahati Bali-Busene Sylvestre of Bukavu’s report about insecurity in
North-Kivu and South-Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
It is important to seriously take into account what the Bishop
is reporting and for the international community to come up with urgent action.
I would like to suggest the following measures for urgent
action and prayers:
MONUC’s mandate should include to protect the population and not to be
observers only, their role in Congo should be reviewed.
International community should put pressure upon all fighting forces to end
hostilities on innocent people. Around table conference should be initiated as
a matter of urgency to bring all the rebel groups and Militias in Congo under
discipline. The Political leadership in the Great Lakes Region, Religious
leaders, NGOs, Chiefs, Business community, Politicians and the Population
should be involved in restoring peace in Congo.
UN should empower the government to train Police and Army which should be
committed to protect the population and resources of the country.
should be an Embargo upon all illegal trade of all sorts in order to build the
Economy which should benefit all people of Congo.
British Office for International Development should come up with mechanisms to
encourage the Government of DR Congo to embark civic education for the
population to stand as a force for their own welfare and the Nation.
In conclusion, we join the Diocese of Bukavu to pray for
unconditional release of REV. MULUME KULOLWA so that he continues with his
pastoral work. We pray for all the displaced persons scattered in North –Kivu
Diocese, Bukavu Diocese and many other places.
I hope that people of good will , will understand the
situation faced by the Diocese of North-Kivu and Diocese of Bukavu, for prayers
In Christ Jesus,
R Rev. Enoch W. M. Kayeeye
Diocese of North-Kivu
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:52:52 +0000
From: bahati_bali at yahoo.fr
Subject: Insecurity in Eastern D.R. Congo
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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Since the beginning of the operation known as ‘’KIMYA I and KIMYA II’’, the political situation in eastern D.R. Congo is worse and critical.
KIMYA 1 is an operation by Congolese and Rwandese militaries sent by Congo and Rwanda governments together trying to track the FDLR (Interahamwe) who live as refugees in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces since 1994.
KIMYA II consists to do the same operation by the Congolese army and Rwandese army in South Kivu province.
These two operations aim to force by guns the FDLR (Interahamwe) to go back to their country Rwanda , where they have committed genocide in 1994. Now six months since KIMYA I and KIMYAII started but without success.
Being angry with Congo and Rwanda governments fighting against them, the Interahamwe militias are now to revenge against the civilian people. From the forest, they attack the villages by making ambuscades over roads; looting of properties, sexual abuse, killing and other kind of violence.
The following are some cases:
1. On October 24th 2009, we have been victims of fighting between the Interahamwe against Congolese army at NYAMIRIMA RUTSHURU in North Kivu , where we visited the parishes for confirmation. Till now, there is no peace in many villages around Goma town.
2. The night of November 21, 2009 the Vicar of the Anglican Parish of KAUNDJU / BUNYAKIRI, Revd KULOLA MULUME has been taken out to forest as hostage with other people by the Interahamwe, there they are tortured and nobody knows what will be their final sort.
3. A great number of our Pastors and believers of RUTSHURU, KATANA, KALEHE, BUNYAKIRI, MWENGA, SHABUNDA and ITOMBWE are victims and displaced. They have leaved their Churches, their houses, their fields and have gone in displacement some where else to look for safety areas.
4. We have a SOMA/UK conference at Bukavu town from 22 to 29 November 2009. All the Pastors are invited but some did not reached because of insecurity.
The political situation in North Kivu and South Kivu Provinces still be instable.
One can see a confusion among the militaries. Different groups in the same army. FARDC (Congolese army), FDLR (Rwandese army), MAIMAI (people militias) and NGUMINO (Banyamulenge).
These groups are fighting one against another for unknown reasons, thus the civilian people are victims.
Now Congolese are wondering what is MONUC’s role in D.R. Congo while such situation is happening and they can't react? When will end their mandate?
Brothers and sisters in Christ, we request your prayers for our Revd MULUME KULOLWA brought by the Interahamwe in the forest. Also, pray for peace in our diocese in particular and the eastern D.R. Congo in general.
We thank so much His Grace ROWAM WILLIAM Archbishop of Canterbury , His grace Henry ISINGOMA KAHWA Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Congo and Rt Revd Michael Scott Joynt Bishop of Winchester Diocese for their support in denouncing the bad political situation met daily in the Country D.R. Congo.
Rt Revd BAHATI BALI-BUSANE Sylvestre
Bishop of Bukavu Diocese
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