[Francophones] Insecurity in Eastern D.R. Congo
revdande at yahoo.co.uk
Jeu 26 Nov 07:58:49 GMT 2009
Dear Bishop Bahati,
We all regret what is endlessly going on in Kivu. People have suffered a lot and we do not see a quick way forward to end it. You are in our prayers and we do thank people like Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt who bear Congo in their heart and try to find other opportunities for intervention. Others who have access to 'powerful political leaders' could join Bp Michael to let those leaders to contact Interhamwe leaders hidden in Western countries to release our Priest and others taken with him.
Unfortunately our intervention to the Congolese leaders will be without effect. As Bishop Michael said, Bp Bahati and others' identity should be protected as anything can happen in Kivu.
--- On Tue, 24/11/09, sylveltre bahati <bahati_bali at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> From: sylveltre bahati <bahati_bali at yahoo.fr>
> Subject: Insecurity in Eastern D.R. Congo
> To: "Mgr Isingoma Kahwa" <peac-isingoma at yahoo.fr>, "Mgr Masimango Katanda" <angkindu at yahoo.fr>, "Mgr Ande" <revdande at yahoo.co.uk>, "Mgr Funga Bolotome" <lambertfunga at hotmail.com>, "Molanga Botola" <molanga2k at yahoo.co.uk>, "Kasima Muno" <kasimamuno at yahoo.fr>, "Mgr Kayeye" <bpkayeeye at hotmail.com>, "Mgr Diropa Fidele" <dirokpa1 at hotmail.com>, "Michael Scott-Joynt" <michael.scott-joynt at dsl.pipex.com>, "Canterbury" <cathim at canterbury-cathedral.org>, "Canon Edward" <edwardc at canterbury-cathedral.org>, "Tim Judy" <tjrous at ntlworld.com>, "Bill Norman" <bbnorman at hotmail.com>, "Stephen Burgess" <stephen.burgess at cms-uk.org>, "Rev Jess Stubenbord" <jess.stubenbord at btinternet.com>, "Projektleiter Partner sein Pfarrer Christoph Schuler" <info at partner-sein.ch>, "Andy Thewlis" <athewlis at jerseymail.co.uk>, "Rev Harkin de Jersey" <harkin at jerseymail.co.uk>, "Jane Ilton" <curasea at jerseymail.co.uk>, "Mgr Pierre Wallon" <Francophones at justus.anglican.org>, "Info CAPA"
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> Date: Tuesday, 24 November, 2009, 15:52
> Dear brothers and sisters in
> Since the beginning of the
> operation known as ‘’KIMYA I and KIMYA II’’, the
> political situation in eastern D.R. Congo is worse and
> 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
> 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:
> 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
> 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.
> Rt Revd BAHATI
> BALI-BUSANE Sylvestre
> Bishop of Bukavu
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