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Dieumerci Mbokani valt net naast het podium in de Europese topschutterslijst

Dieumerci lijkt zijn tweede jeugd gevonden te hebben bij Antwerp, want de Congolese doelpuntenmaker stopt maar niet met scoren. Met zijn dertien goals behoort hij tot de beste schutters van de Europese competities.

Flooding, Landslides Claim 32 Lives In DRC Capital Kinshasa

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Reports say, flooding and landslides after heavy rains in Congo have left at least 32 people dead in and around the capital, Kinshasa, officials said Tuesday. […]

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Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 341: Sat Dec 7

Sarraounia (Hondo, 1986): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2pm

Joining the Q&A after this 35mm screening will be political historian Ama Biney, and Rob Lemkin, founder and director of Old Street Films who is currently in post with his new feature, Exterminate all the Brutes. This film is also being shown on December 10th. Full details here. You can find the details of the Med Hondo season here.

BFI Southbank introduction:
‘I wanted to illustrate authentic historical facts to show that the African continent was not easily colonised and had a history of resistance to colonialism. There were a number of African women involved in the fight against colonialism. Queen Sarraounia in Niger, Jinga in Angola, Ranavalona in Madagascar, Beatrice of the Congo, to name a few. We never speak of the role of African women in history, but they headed kingdoms and had an important status in matriarchal societies.’ Med Hondo, 1997 interview with Francoise Pfaff. Shot in glorious widescreen with a vivid colour palette and featuring large-scale, exquisitely staged battle scenes, this adaptation of Abdoulaye Mamani’s eponymous novel is set in 1898 and details defiant Queen Sarraounia’s resistance to invading French colonial forces. So disrupted was the film’s initial distribution in France – allegedly a result of political interference – that figures such as Bertrand Tavernier, Constantin Costa-Gavras, Ousmane Sembène and Souleymane Cissé petitioned a protest.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control Mayhem


The Sinister Scientist Behind the CIA’s Mind-Control MayhemPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/APStephen Kinzer has written books about civil wars, terror attacks, and bloody coups, but his latest might be his most alarming. “I’m still in shock,” Kinzer says of what he learned about the appalling experiments conducted by a government scientist most Americans have never heard of. “I can’t believe that this happened.”These aren’t the words of an author trying to fire up the hype machine. Though the events recounted in Kinzer’s Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control took place a half-century ago, they’re scandalous in a way that transcends time.For much of his 22-year CIA career, Gottlieb ran mind-control projects designed to help America defeat Communism. In the ’50s and ’60s, Kinzer writes, Gottlieb “directed the application of unknowable quantities and varieties of drugs into” countless people, searching for the narcotic recipe that might allow him to mold his human test subjects’ thoughts and actions.Gottlieb and a network of medical professionals gave LSD and other drugs to prisoners, hospital patients, government employees, and others—many of whom had no idea they were being dosed. A CIA staffer died in highly suspicious fashion after Gottlieb had his drink spiked with LSD. Meanwhile, when his bosses considered killing a foreign leader, Gottlieb developed custom-made poisons. Numerous people were harmed by Gottlieb’s work, but because he destroyed his files on the eve of his 1973 retirement, it’s hard to quantify the carnage he wrought.Perilous Discoveries: The Unintended Consequences of Scientific SecrecyThe broad outlines of Gottlieb’s story have been public for years. Major newspapers ran obituaries when he died in 1999. In 2017, he was portrayed by actor Tim Blake Nelson in Errol Morris’ Wormwood. But Kinzer’s book, the first proper Gottlieb biography, includes fascinating new facts about the end of his career and fresh details about disturbing episodes he orchestrated. Poisoner in Chief describes Gottlieb’s little-known participation in torture sessions at U.S. military sites in foreign countries and reports that in at least one case a doctor who worked with Gottlieb gave LSD to children. Gottlieb was “the Josef Mengele of the United States,” Kinzer, a former New York Times reporter and the author of many books, told me in a recent interview.How did Gottlieb, the Bronx-born son of Hungarian Jews, become a man who would earn comparisons to a ghoulish Nazi doctor?After getting a doctorate in biochemistry from the California Institute of Technology, Gottlieb joined the CIA in 1951, a time of fear and uncertainty. Just six years after the end of World War II, American troops were fighting in Korea. Washington was increasingly worried about what many believed was the existential threat posed by the Soviet Union. Gottlieb was on the job for a few weeks, Kinzer writes, when he was tapped “to invigorate” what would be known as the Artichoke project.Artichoke—the name was essentially meaningless; it might’ve been a CIA boss’ favorite vegetable—gave Gottlieb broad license to carry out mind control projects. Kinzer cites a CIA memo that describes the mission: “the investigation of drug effects on ego control and volitional activities, i.e., can willfully suppressed information be elicited through drugs affecting higher nervous systems? If so, which agents are better for this purpose?”The CIA aimed to create truth serum to use on prisoners and other compounds that would help wipe away memories of events that would cause trouble for the agency. If all went as planned, intelligence officers would have the ability to program people to carry out missions like those later seen in Richard Condon’s novel The Manchurian Candidate and the subsequent movie.Artichoke projects often amounted to “medical torture,” Kinzer writes. Inspired in part by brutal experiments conducted by the Japanese military and the Nazis in the ’40s, Artichoke included the “dosing (of) unwilling patients with potent drugs, subjecting them to extremes of temperature and sound (and) strapping them to electroshock machines.” Artichoke squads worked with impunity at American military sites in Europe and Asia. Such projects were closely guarded secrets, but Poisoner in Chief contains details that will be new to most readers.For instance, Kinzer notes that when “Artichoke scientists came up with a new drug or other technique they wished to test… they asked the CIA station in South Korea to supply a batch [of] ‘expendable’ subjects.” A related CIA memo said the subjects were needed for the testing of an unnamed but “important new technique,” adding, “Technique does not, not require disposal problems after application.” This is ambiguous language, but it suggests that the CIA knew that in some cases, human test subjects might be killed in the process.Gottlieb oversaw a scientific unit at Maryland’s Camp Detrick (since renamed Fort Detrick), where chemists researched the effects of LSD, heroin, and other drugs, sometimes trying the substances themselves. But he was not just a creature of the lab. “We know that he participated in torture sessions in East Asia,” Kinzer says, speaking from his home in Massachusetts. “We know that he made repeated visits to Germany, which, like Japan, was under U.S. occupation, so he didn’t have to obey any laws. And he was also active in other parts of Europe.”In time, Gottlieb became intimately familiar with LSD’s mind-altering effects. He admitted that he’d used the drug more than 200 times. “When I look at the variety of the projects that he was involved in,” Kinzer says, “from hypnotism to electroshock to parapsychology to handwriting analysis, I begin to think that maybe it was while he was on LSD that he was thinking, ‘I got another idea.’”By 1953, Kinzer writes, “Artichoke had become one of the most violently abusive projects ever sponsored by an agency of the United States government.” That year, Allen Dulles, one of Gottlieb’s ardent backers, got the CIA’s top job. The new boss, Kinzer writes, was among Washington’s leading mind control proponents: “Dulles never recoiled from the most extreme implications of ‘brain warfare.’” Dulles wanted “to intensify and systematize” the work done under Artichoke, Kinzer adds, and he tapped Gottlieb to head a new program: MK-ULTRA, named for the “ultra-sensitive” activities it was expected to carry out.With a generous budget and an “effectively unlimited supply” of LSD—the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly manufactured the hallucinogenic drug for the CIA—Gottlieb became perhaps “the most powerful unknown American of the 20th century,” Kinzer says.A key MK-ULTRA initiative involved medical professionals who agreed to administer drugs to their patients—often without the patients’ knowledge or consent. For instance, when Gottlieb wanted to know how much LSD a body could withstand, he got in touch with Harris Isbell, a researcher at a Lexington, Kentucky addiction center who had made his curiosity about LSD known in a letter to the CIA.Working with a group of men who “were not told what sort of drug they would be fed or what its effects might be,” Kinzer writes, Isbell administered large doses of LSD. He reported that the men experienced anxiety, hallucinations, and “choking.” As always with CIA projects of this kind, it’s tough to say how much damage was done. But Kinzer writes that at least one patient did speak out, saying that “for the rest of his life he suffered from delusions, paranoia, panic attacks, and suicidal impulses.”Another keen CIA collaborator chaired the pharmacology department at Emory University. “As subjects,” Kinzer writes, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer “used inmates at the federal prison in Atlanta and at a juvenile detention center in Bordentown, New Jersey,” administering depressants and hallucinogens in volumes that resulted in seizures and hallucinations that lasted for days. One of Pfeiffer’s subjects was James “Whitey” Bulger, who later became a notorious Boston gangland killer. Bulger said that as a young inmate, he was given LSD daily for more than a year.Another doctor—a New York allergist named Harold Abramson, who got an $85,000 MK-ULTRA stipend—“developed a special curiosity about the impact of mind-altering drugs on children,” Kinzer writes. “He closely monitored experiments, including one in which 12 ‘pre-puberty’ boys were fed psilocybin, and another in which 14 children between the ages of six and 11, diagnosed as schizophrenic, were given 100 micrograms of LSD each day for six weeks.”In Manhattan, meanwhile, Gottlieb helped set up a CIA safe house, where, with the hands-on help of a local narcotics cop, “unsuspecting citizens would be lured and surreptitiously drugged,” their behavior monitored via surveillance equipment in an adjoining apartment.It was around this time that Gottlieb attended a retreat with some other CIA men. The colleagues began drinking, and a few minutes later, Kinzer writes, “Gottlieb asked if anyone was feeling odd. Several said they were. Gottlieb then told them that their drinks had been spiked with LSD.” The incident triggered an emotional crisis in one of the men, a scientist named Frank Olson. Days later, Olson plunged to his death from the window of a Manhattan hotel. As seen in Morris’ film Wormwood, there’s compelling circumstantial evidence that Olson was murdered because the CIA feared he would divulge one of the secret projects he’d worked on.One of Gottlieb’s most remarkable duties involved adversarial foreign heads of state. According to colleagues, he prepared “a pre-poisoned tube of toothpaste” meant for Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (it went unused) and ran a scientific team that considered a bizarre plot to disgrace Fidel Castro. Believing that the Cuban leader’s charisma was linked to his facial hair, Gottlieb wanted to have thallium salts sprinkled in his boots. “His beard would then fall out,” Kinzer writes, “leaving him open to ridicule and overthrow.” This, of course, never came to pass.By 1963, MK-ULTRA’s final year, Gottlieb and his colleagues “were forced to face their cosmic failure,” Kinzer writes. “Their research had shown them that mind control is a myth—that seizing another person’s mind and reprogramming it is impossible.”Nonetheless, Kinzer believes that Gottlieb left a deeply lamentable imprint on the modern CIA. He says there’s “a direct line between Sidney Gottlieb’s work and techniques that U.S. agents taught to Latin American security services in the 1960s and ’70s—these techniques were also used in Vietnam—and then later on to the techniques of torture and so-called extreme interrogation that were used at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.”Though Gottlieb’s decision to destroy his files means that there’s much we’ll never know, Kinzer appears to be the first journalist to directly tie his departure from the CIA to the scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency. Gottlieb’s team, he reports, “prepared false identity papers for two of” the men who broke into the Democratic National Committee’s offices in the Watergate complex. The break-in set off a chain of events that result in the ouster of CIA Director Richard Helms. “Helms,” Kinzer explains, “was Gottlieb’s number one promoter and enabler and sponsor for 20 years.” Nixon fired Helms in February 1973. Gottlieb retired four months later.After the CIA, Gottlieb took steps to reinvent himself. The long-married father of four joined an arts council in his Virginia town, acted in local holiday plays and worked with children who had speech problems. “It definitely seems from the recollections of people that knew him in his last 20 years that he was a very gentle soul, kind of an eco-hippy,” Kinzer says. “Nobody had any idea of what he had done in the past, but he was tormented by it.”Gottlieb died in March 1999, and when a cause of death wasn’t announced, at least two observers came to believe that he killed himself to derail intensifying legal inquiries into his actions. Eric Olson—Frank’s son—and Sidney Bender, a lawyer for a man who says his life was ruined by a Gottlieb dosing, had both tried to hold Gottlieb to account while he was alive. Instead, Kinzer writes, “they drank a toast to the death of a man they considered a monster.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Democratic Republic of Congo: Muslims murder at least 19 in jihad raid on village, villagers flee for their lives

BY ROBERT SPENCER JIHADWATCH.ORG DEC 1, 2019 The world yawns. After all, investigating “Islamophobia” is far more important than incidents such as this one. “Suspected Islamists kill at least 19 in latest east Congo attack,” by Fiston Mahamba, Reuters, November 27, 2019: GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist rebels have killed at […]

Idées cadeaux Noël 2019 : entre chanson et musiques du monde, nos cœurs balancent

Véronique Sanson, Alain Bashung, les Rita Mitsouko ou Nougaro ; Rachid Taha, les sons de Cuba ou les riffs du Congo… Passez des fêtes à bon rythme et en chansons.

La situation économique et sociale du Congo

La situation économique et sociale du Congo C'est un réel intérêt qu'éveille le dernier rapport de la Banque Nationale du Congo. L'ouvrage est à l'image du régime : somptueux. Imprimé sur papier de luxe sentant frais l'encre des rotatives de la Banque Nationale de Belgique, il est fort de plus de 250 pages, fourmille de tableaux et est agrémenté de nombreux graphiques aux courbes polychromes. Tel quel, il peut faire la nique à ses prédécesseurs, les rapports a de la Banque centrale du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.

Appel des leaders du FCC et de CACH au respect mutuel


La semaine dernière, plusieurs déclarations politiques ont été enregistrées dans les camps des directoires du Front commun pour le Congo (FCC) et du Cap pour le changement (CACH) appelant les membres et adhérents des partis politiques de la coalition au respect mutuel.


Infantino reveals FIFA’s $1bn plan for African football

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has disclosed how football’s governing body plans to support and develop football in Africa. The Swiss-Italian was speaking during the 80th-anniversary celebration of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, where he visited the site of the club’s new football stadium, which will[...]

En route vers l'adhésion du Burundi à l'OHADA

Les États membres de l'OHADA soutiendront les efforts du Club OHADA Burundi visant à amener ce pays à adhérer à l'Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires (OHADA). C'est le résultat des échanges entre, Son Excellence Aimé Ange Wilfrid BININGA, Ministre Congolais de la Justice et des Droits Humains et Dr. Emmanuel KAGISYE, Représentant de l'association pour l'Unification du Droit en Afrique (UNIDA). Dans le prolongement de cet encouragement de premier plan, l'association UNIDA entr...

Nazionale di rugby di origine congolese insultato a Milano: «Negro di m... torna al tuo Paese»

L'insulto durante una lite stradale. Il campione, Maxime Mbandà, ha presentato denuncia e si è sfogato sui social

Dancing and singing at Vatican Mass as Pope welcomes Congolese

Francis decided to celebrate the Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Congolese Community in Rome.

Dancing and singing at Vatican Mass as Pope welcomes Congolese

Francis decided to celebrate the Mass to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Congolese Community in Rome.

Papa Francisco: El consumismo es un virus

Casi mil quinientas personas participaron esta mañana en la Santa Misa que el Papa Francisco celebró en la Basílica Vaticana para la Comunidad Católica Congoleña residente en Roma e Italia. Y lo hizo en su rito, con sus típicos cantos y danzas. También les recordó que para Dios, “siempre son bienvenidos”

El Santo Padre celebró la Santa Misa, a las 10 de la mañana, en el Altar de la Cátedra de la Basílica Vaticana, este primer domingo de Adviento, para la Comunidad Católica Congoleña que reside en Roma e Italia, y en la que participaron, aproximadamente, mil quinientas personas. Y lo hizo en su rito, animado por sus típicos colores y cantos.  El rito congoleño que fue aprobado por la Santa Sede el 30 de abril de 1988, se caracteriza por la danza y el canto del pueblo de Dios que de este modo participa alegremente.

En su Homilía  el Papa comenzó recordando a los fieles congoleños que Adviento significa venida. El Señor viene. Hoy primer día del nuevo tiempo litúrgico “el Señor viene también hoy en mi vida”. “Viene a tu vida”.

Adviento: Jesús viene

Con las lecturas del día, en su Homilía el Papa destacó que “aparece a menudo un verbo, venir, presente tres veces en la primera lectura, mientras que el Evangelio concluye diciendo que “viene el Hijo del Hombre”. Sí, porque como dijo Francisco, “Jesús viene: el Adviento nos recuerda esta certeza ya desde el nombre, porque la palabra Adviento significa venida. El Señor viene: ésta es la raíz de nuestra esperanza, la certeza de que entre las tribulaciones del mundo llega a nosotros el consuelo de Dios, un consuelo que no está hecho de palabras, sino de presencia, de su presencia que viene entre nosotros”. “ El Señor viene; hoy, primer día del Año litúrgico, este anuncio marca nuestro punto de partida: sabemos que, más allá de cualquier acontecimiento favorable o contrario, el Señor no nos deja solos”.

Después de recordar que el Señor vino hace dos mil años y que vendrá nuevamente al final de los tiempos, el Papa dijo que también viene hoy, “a mi vida, a tu vida”. Sí, esta vida nuestra, con todos sus problemas, sus angustias e incertidumbres, es visitada por el Señor. He aquí la fuente de nuestra alegría: el Señor no se ha cansado y no se cansará nunca de nosotros, desea venir, visitarnos.

“Hoy el verbo venir no se conjuga sólo para Dios, sino también para nosotros ”

El Papa Francisco destacó que en la primera lectura Isaías profetiza que “acudirán pueblos numerosos, que dirán: ¡Vengan, subamos a la montaña del Señor!”. Mientras que el mal en la tierra deriva del hecho de que cada uno sigue su propio camino sin los demás, el profeta ofrece una visión maravillosa: todos van juntos a la montaña del Señor. Y precisamente en la montaña estaba el templo, explicó, la casa de Dios. De ahí que Isaías transmita “una invitación de Dios a su casa”. Sí, porque “somos los invitados de Dios, y el que es invitado es esperado, deseado”.

“ Vengan, porque en mi corazón no hay un solo pueblo, sino todos los pueblos ”

A los queridos hermanos y hermanas presentes en esta solemne celebración que “han venido desde lejos”, el Papa les recordó que “han dejado sus hogares, han dejado sus afectos y sus cosas queridas”. Y que cuando llegaron aquí, “encontraron acogida junto con dificultades e imprevistos. Pero para Dios, siempre son bienvenidos”.

“ Para Él nunca somos extraños, sino hijos esperados ”

Y también les dijo que la Iglesia es la casa de Dios: “aquí, por lo tanto, siéntase siempre en casa. Aquí venimos para caminar juntos hacia el Señor”. A la vez que recordó que “a la luz del Señor se pueden preferir la tinieblas del mundo”. “Al Señor que viene y a su invitación a ir a Él se puede responder que no”. “A menudo – dijo – no es un no directo, insolente, sino supeditado.” “Es el no del que Jesús nos advierte en el Evangelio, exhortándonos a no hacer como en los tiempos de Noé”.

Actitud egoísta del consumismo

A lo que explicó que en los tiempos de Noé todos reducían sus vidas a sus propias necesidades, contentándose “con una vida plana, horizontal, sin impulso”. “No había espera de nadie, sólo la pretensión de tener algo para sí mismo, para consumir”.

“ El consumismo es un virus que afecta a la fe en su raíz porque te hace creer que la vida depende sólo de lo que tienes, y así te olvidas de Dios que viene a tu encuentro y de los que te rodean”. A lo que añadió: “El Señor viene, pero tú sigues más bien los apetitos que vienen a ti; el hermano llama a tu puerta, pero te molesta porque perturba tus planes”. Lo que definió como “actitud egoísta del consumismo”, según la cual el “hermano llama a tu puerta, pero te da fastidio”. Francisco no dudó en afirmar que: “Se vive de las cosas y ya no sabe para qué cosa; se tienen muchos bienes pero ya no se hace el bien; las casas se llenan de cosas pero se vacían de hijos:
“ Éste es el drama de hoy: casas llenas de cosas pero vacías de hijos, el invierno demográfico que estamos sufriendo ”
Y prosiguió: Se desperdicia el tiempo en los pasatiempos, pero no se tiene tiempo para Dios y para los demás. Y cuando se vive para las cosas, las cosas nunca son suficientes, la avaricia crece y los otros se convierten en obstáculos en la carrera y así se termina por sentirse amenazados y, siempre insatisfechos y enojados, se eleva el nivel de odio. Yo quiero más, quiero más, quiero más”.

El sentido de la vida no es acumular

Por esto concluyó recordando que hay que velar y estar atentos. Hay que vencer esta tentación, el sentido de la vida no es acumular. También recordó que se rezaba en esta ocasión por la paz, “gravemente amenazada en el este del país, especialmente en los territorios de Beni y Minembwe, donde estallan conflictos, alimentados incluso desde fuera, en el silencio cómplice de muchos”.

“ Conflictos alimentados por quienes se enriquecen vendiendo armas ”

Hacia el final de su homilía el Papa recordó la figura de la beata Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta, que fue violentamente asesinada no sin antes decirle a su verdugo, como Jesús: “Te perdono, porque no sabes lo que haces”. De ahí haya pedido, por su intercesión, que en nombre de Dios-Amor y con la ayuda de las poblaciones vecinas, “se renuncie a las armas, por un futuro que ya no sea de unos contra otros, sino de unos con otros, y nos convirtamos de una economía que usa la guerra a una economía que sirva a la paz”.

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El Papa advierte del peligro del consumismo: “Es un virus que infecta la fe”

VATICANO, 01 Dic. 19 (ACI Prensa).- El Papa Francisco advirtió contra el peligro del consumismo y afirmó que es “un virus que infecta la fe desde la raíz.

“El consumismo es un virus que infecta la fe desde la raíz, porque te hace creer que la vida depende sólo de aquello que tiene, y así te olvidas de Dios que viene al encuentro y de quien tienes a tu lado. El Señor viene, pero en cambio sigues los apetitos que te llegan; el hermano llama a tu puerta, pero a ti te molesta porque interrumpe tus planes”.

El Santo Padre habló así en su homilía de la Misa celebrada este domingo 1 de diciembre en la Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano por el rito zaireño, con motivo del 25 aniversario de la fundación de la Capellanía Congoleña de Roma.

Francisco explicó que “en el Evangelio, cuando Jesús señala los peligros para la fe, no se preocupa de enemigos poderosos, de hostilidades y de persecuciones. Todo eso lo ha habido y lo habrá, pero no debilita la fe. El verdadero peligro, por el contrario, es aquel que anestesia el corazón: depender del consumismo, y cargar el corazón con necesidades”.

“Entonces se vive de cosas y no se sabe para qué; se tienen muchos bienes, pero no se hace el bien; las casas se llenan de cosas, pero se vacían de hijos; se pierde el tiempo en pasatiempos, pero no se dedica tiempo a Dios y a los demás”.

Advirtió que “cuando se vive para las cosas, las cosas no bastan nunca, la codicia crece y los demás parecen obstáculos en el camino, y así se termina por sentirse amenazados e insatisfechos siempre, y enfadados, se eleva el novel del odio”.

“Lo vemos hoy allí donde impera el consumismo: cuánta violencia, aunque sólo sea verbal, cuánta rabia y necesidad de buscar un enemigo a toda costa. Así, mientras el mundo está lleno de armas que provocan muertos, no nos damos cuenta de que continuamos armando nuestros corazones con ira”.

El Papa Francisco subrayó que Jesús quiere despertar al pueblo de este consumismo, y “lo hace con el verbo ‘vigilad’. Vigilar era el trabajo del centinela, que vigilaba permaneciendo despierto mientras los demás dormían. Vigilar es no ceder al suelo que atrapa a todos”.

“Para poder vigilar se necesita tener una esperanza segura: que la noche no durará para siempre, que pronto llegará el alba. Y así también nosotros: Dios viene y su luz iluminará hasta las tinieblas más oscuras”.

“A nosotros nos toca hoy vigilar: vencer la tentación de que el sentido de la vida sea acumular, desenmascarar el engaño de que se es feliz si se tienen muchas cosas, resistir las luces resplandecientes del consumismo que brillan por todos sitios durante este mes, y creer que la oración y la caridad no son tiempo perdido, sino los tesoros más grandes”.


Por otro lado, el Papa Francisco reflexionó sobre el significado del Adviento. “Jesús viene: el Adviento nos recuerda esta certeza ya en su nombre, porque la palabra Adviento significa ‘venida’. El Señor viene: he ahí la raíz de nuestra esperanza, la seguridad de que ante las tribulaciones del mundo viene a nosotros el consuelo de Dios, un consuelo que no necesita palabras, sino presencia, su presencia que viene en medio de nosotros”.

“El Señor no nos deja solos. Vino hace dos mil años y volverá a venir al final de los tiempos, pero también viene hoy a mi vida, a tu vida. Sí, a esta vida nuestra, con todos sus problemas, con sus angustias y con sus incertezas”.

El Papa Francisco se dirigió a los fieles congoleños: “Habéis venido de lejos”, les dijo. “Habéis dejado vuestra casa, afectos y cosas queridas. Juntos aquí habéis encontrado acogida junto con dificultades e imprevistos. Pero para Dios siempre seréis invitados bienvenidos. Para Él, nunca somos extranjeros, sino hijos esperados. Y la Iglesia es la casa de Dios: aquí, por lo tanto, os sentís siempre en casa. Aquí venimos para caminar juntos hacia el Señor”.

Sin embargo, “frente a las luces del Señor se pueden preferir las tinieblas del mundo. Al Señor que viene y a su invitación a caminar con Él se le puede responder que no. Con frecuencia, no se trata de un no directo, insolente, sino sutil. Es el no del que nos advierte Jesús en el Evangelio al exhortarnos a no hacer como en los días de Noé”.

“¿Qué es lo que sucedía en los días de Noé? Sucedía que, mientras algo nuevo y perturbador estaba a punto de llegar, nadie le hizo caso, porque todos pensaban sólo en comer y en beber. En otras palabras, todos reducían su vida sólo a sus necesidades, se contentaban con una vida plana, horizontal, sin impulso. No había espera de nadie, sólo la pretensión de tener algo para sí mismo, algo para consumir”, concluyó.



El Papa Francisco celebrará en San Pedro una Misa en rito zaireño

VATICANO, 30 Nov. 19 (ACI Prensa).- El Papa Francisco presidirá la Misa en rito zaireño, propio del Congo, mañana domingo 1 de diciembre en la Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano con motivo del 25 aniversario de la Capellanía Católica Congoleña de Roma.

Este rito fue aprobado por la Congregación para el Culto Divino el 30 de abril de 1988 con el título de Misal Romano para la Diócesis de Zaire (antiguo nombre de la República Democrática del Congo. Por lo tanto, el rito zaireño o congoleño es una adaptación del rito romano ordinario.

Sugerido por los obispos congoleños a finales del año 1969, es el fruto de un largo proceso de inculturación de la liturgia entre los pontificados de Pablo VI y Juan Pablo II. El objetivo era abrir la liturgia a los valores culturales del pueblo zaireño.

En este rito se tienen en cuenta las tradiciones estilísticas africanas. Se insiste en la participación activa de la asamblea mediante movimientos rítmicos y levantando los brazos al cielo. Durante el Gloria, los ministros bailan alrededor del altar. Además, se da mucho espacio a los cánticos, con frecuencia acompañados de tambores e instrumentos tradicionales. Los lectores son bendecidos y enviados por el celebrante antes de dirigirse al ambón.

Entre las características principales del desarrollo de la Misa destacan las letanías de los santos, que ocupan un espacio importante desde el comienzo de la celebración. También se invocan a los antepasados de corazón recto que están en comunión con Dios.

Además, el acto penitencial y el rito de la paz tienen lugar después de la homilía, ante de la oración universal y del ofertorio.

La Comunidad Católica Congoleña, que tiene la sede en la iglesia de la Natividad, en el centro histórico de Roma, se fundó en el año 1994 por voluntad del Cardenal Frédéric Etsou, Arzobispo de Kinshasa.


Razzismo anche nel rugby italiano. Mbandà: "Sono italiano, ora basta"


Episodi di razzismo scuotono lo sport italiano. Dopo Eniola Aluko, calciatrice della Juventus Women che lascia accusando Torino di essere una città razzista, è la volta di un azzurro del rugby, Maxime Mbandà, giocatore delle Zebre Parma, che denuncia di essere stato aggredito e insultato in strada mentre si trovava a Milano, dove vive la sua famiglia e dove si trovava per una cena con la sua compagna, italiana.

Come Mario Balotelli, anche Mbandà è nato e cresciuto in Italia e lo rivendica nel post su Facebook dove ha raccontato quello che gli è successo ieri sera, durante una lite stradale al termine della quale avrebbe anche rischiato di essere investito da un automobilista, che poi è fuggito. “Dopo anni che non mi succedeva, ho subito un atto di razzismo. Giusto appunto due giorni fa, rispondendo a una domanda, dissi che i miei genitori mi avevano insegnato sin da piccolo ad affrontare gli episodi di razzismo col sorriso, ma questa volta no”, ha scritto il rugbista. Questa volta il giocatore, figlio di madre italiana e padre congolese ha deciso di denunciare: “Sentirsi dire, da cittadino italiano e mulatto quale sono ‘Va negro di merda, tornatene al tuo paese’, mi ha letteralmente ferito, deluso, danneggiato moralmente e mi ha fatto riflettere tutta la notte”.
Perché “non erano frasi dette da un bambino che avrebbe potuto semplicemente ed ingenuamente ripetere ciò che poteva aver sentito da genitori, altri bambini, televisione o qualsiasi altra fonte”.

Su Facebook Mbandà assicura che lotterà sempre per il rispetto dei diritti: “Sono nato in Italia da una donna sannita di Pannarano, un paesino in provincia di Benevento e da un uomo congolese, venuto in questo Paese con una borsa di studio a 19 anni e diventato un medico chirurgo sapendo solo lui le difficoltà a cui sia andato incontro. Sarò sempre quel ‘negro’ che alcune persone ignoranti usano con quel tono dispregiativo e sarò sempre italianò che la gente lo voglia o no. Sono fiero di essere il risultato dell’unione di due culture diverse”.



Când casa se umple de lucruri, se golește de copii: papa Francisc, în prima zi de Advent

Duminică, 1 decembrie 2019, în bazilica San Pietro, papa Francisc a celebrat Sfânta Liturghie pentru comunitatea congoleză din Roma. Celebrarea euharistică a urmat ritul ”zairez”, cu trăsături tipice culturii africane din actuala regiune a R. D. Congo, iar lecturile biblice au fost luate de la prima duminică a Adventului.

Paysanne Et Developpement Rural Au Congo Bernard N

Paysanne Et Developpement Rural Au Congo Bernard N

Al menos 23 muertos a caer Avión en El Congo

Al menos 23 personas murieron hoy en el accidente de un avión que se estrelló en un barrio aledaño al aeropuerto de Goma, ciudad del este de la República Democrática del Congo. Tenemos 23 cadáveres (en la morgue”, declaró el coordinador de la protección civil de Goma, capital de la provincia del Kivu del Norte, …

Territoire de Beni : Au moins 75 civils tués en moins d’un mois

(ACTUALITES.CD) Au moins 75 civils ont été tués, depuis le 5 novembre, dans le territoire de Beni (Nord-Kivu), d’après les statistiques fournies par Kivu Security, un projet commun du Groupe d’Etude du Congo (GEC) et Human Right Watch (HRW). Ces chiffres prennent en compte les corps découverts, dimanche, en pleine ville de Beni, après une […]

Trauma and True Justice


The level of mischief, grievances and conflicts are increasing in many communities. Trust levels and honest relationships are questionable.  One critical way to combat these rising tensions is how justice is by administering justice to achieve maximum respect for all involved. The modern court systems leave a lot to be desired. 

Later, Elly joined as a fighter in the South Sudan People Liberation Movement.

Take the story of 62-year Elly Dada Solomon for example. He is a refugee from Equatorial State of South Sudan. Elly has diverse experience in leadership from South Sudan. He served in General Court Martial, South Sudan Development Organization and South Sudan Immigration office at the Uganda border at Kaya. Later, Elly joined as a fighter in the South Sudan People Liberation Movement and moved on to oppose the government. 

Due to his position and history, Elly was arrested by the Nuer soldiers and sentenced to imprisonment for one year. After he was released he was under strict observation of his movements that gave him no peace and liberty. When the opportunity availed he escaped into Uganda via Congo (Senama) border to save his life that was being threatened. Today, Elly has been at the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement for eight months.  

Elly’s psychological state was affected. 

While in prison, under the hands of the Nuer Soldiers Elly’s psychological state was affected.  He was subjected to ill treatment that affected his life. He was traumatized by living in sad conditions with anxiety, frustration and became confused over the next steps of his life. Elly acknowledges his escape into Uganda as God’s desire and plan after encountering with the team of World Renew and staff of our partner organization – Here is Life

We are able to provide trauma healing and peace building, which is often an answered prayer. To many that are affected by trauma, healing and reconciliation is a necessary prerequisite. The affected need this more than ever. 

For Elly the process of healing motivated him to share his story of getting involved in the war. Elly’s testimony is an encouragement of God’s faithfulness even when he did not know him as Lord and friend. He narrates that he participated in reckless war activities with no benefit but instead ruined lives, property and families. There are many young people who escaped into Uganda but still engaged into the rebel activities in South Sudan, who now benefit from hearing Elly’s story.  

Elly’s testimony is an encouragement of God’s faithfulness

Elly is a source of reference and encouragement to the young people to avoid such atrocities.  He encourages forgiveness and love for one another regardless of ethnic differences and pains experienced. As Elly offers trauma healing support to the affected refugees in Bidibidi settlement he gets relieved of past hurt as well.  Elly’s story offers a great learning about how true justice means bringing healing from trauma for the present and the future.  


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El Papa advierte del peligro del consumismo: “Es un virus que infecta la fe”
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El Papa Francisco advirtió contra el peligro del consumismo y afirmó que es “un virus que infecta la fe desde la raíz.

“El consumismo es un virus que infecta la fe desde la raíz, porque te hace creer que la vida depende sólo de aquello que tiene, y así te olvidas de Dios que viene al encuentro y de quien tienes a tu lado. El Señor viene, pero en cambio sigues los apetitos que te llegan; el hermano llama a tu puerta, pero a ti te molesta porque interrumpe tus planes”.

El Santo Padre habló así en su homilía de la Misa celebrada este domingo 1 de diciembre en la Basílica de San Pedro del Vaticano por el rito zaireño, con motivo del 25 aniversario de la fundación de la Capellanía Congoleña de Roma.

Francisco explicó que “en el Evangelio, cuando Jesús señala los peligros para la fe, no se preocupa de enemigos poderosos, de hostilidades y de persecuciones. Todo eso lo ha habido y lo habrá, pero no debilita la fe. El verdadero peligro, por el contrario, es aquel que anestesia el corazón: depender del consumismo, y cargar el corazón con necesidades”.

“Entonces se vive de cosas y no se sabe para qué; se tienen muchos bienes, pero no se hace el bien; las casas se llenan de cosas, pero se vacían de hijos; se pierde el tiempo en pasatiempos, pero no se dedica tiempo a Dios y a los demás”.

Advirtió que “cuando se vive para las cosas, las cosas no bastan nunca, la codicia crece y los demás parecen obstáculos en el camino, y así se termina por sentirse amenazados e insatisfechos siempre, y enfadados, se eleva el novel del odio”.

“Lo vemos hoy allí donde impera el consumismo: cuánta violencia, aunque sólo sea verbal, cuánta rabia y necesidad de buscar un enemigo a toda costa. Así, mientras el mundo está lleno de armas que provocan muertos, no nos damos cuenta de que continuamos armando nuestros corazones con ira”.

El Papa Francisco subrayó que Jesús quiere despertar al pueblo de este consumismo, y “lo hace con el verbo ‘vigilad’. Vigilar era el trabajo del centinela, que vigilaba permaneciendo despierto mientras los demás dormían. Vigilar es no ceder al suelo que atrapa a todos”.

“Para poder vigilar se necesita tener una esperanza segura: que la noche no durará para siempre, que pronto llegará el alba. Y así también nosotros: Dios viene y su luz iluminará hasta las tinieblas más oscuras”.

“A nosotros nos toca hoy vigilar: vencer la tentación de que el sentido de la vida sea acumular, desenmascarar el engaño de que se es feliz si se tienen muchas cosas, resistir las luces resplandecientes del consumismo que brillan por todos sitios durante este mes, y creer que la oración y la caridad no son tiempo perdido, sino los tesoros más grandes”.


Por otro lado, el Papa Francisco reflexionó sobre el significado del Adviento. “Jesús viene: el Adviento nos recuerda esta certeza ya en su nombre, porque la palabra Adviento significa ‘venida’. El Señor viene: he ahí la raíz de nuestra esperanza, la seguridad de que ante las tribulaciones del mundo viene a nosotros el consuelo de Dios, un consuelo que no necesita palabras, sino presencia, su presencia que viene en medio de nosotros”.

“El Señor no nos deja solos. Vino hace dos mil años y volverá a venir al final de los tiempos, pero también viene hoy a mi vida, a tu vida. Sí, a esta vida nuestra, con todos sus problemas, con sus angustias y con sus incertezas”.

El Papa Francisco se dirigió a los fieles congoleños: “Habéis venido de lejos”, les dijo. “Habéis dejado vuestra casa, afectos y cosas queridas. Juntos aquí habéis encontrado acogida junto con dificultades e imprevistos. Pero para Dios siempre seréis invitados bienvenidos. Para Él, nunca somos extranjeros, sino hijos esperados. Y la Iglesia es la casa de Dios: aquí, por lo tanto, os sentís siempre en casa. Aquí venimos para caminar juntos hacia el Señor”.

Sin embargo, “frente a las luces del Señor se pueden preferir las tinieblas del mundo. Al Señor que viene y a su invitación a caminar con Él se le puede responder que no. Con frecuencia, no se trata de un no directo, insolente, sino sutil. Es el no del que nos advierte Jesús en el Evangelio al exhortarnos a no hacer como en los días de Noé”.

“¿Qué es lo que sucedía en los días de Noé? Sucedía que, mientras algo nuevo y perturbador estaba a punto de llegar, nadie le hizo caso, porque todos pensaban sólo en comer y en beber. En otras palabras, todos reducían su vida sólo a sus necesidades, se contentaban con una vida plana, horizontal, sin impulso. No había espera de nadie, sólo la pretensión de tener algo para sí mismo, algo para consumir”, concluyó.


Surfeando en el río Zambeze

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Michael February, Harry Bryant, y Dylan Graves, surfeando el río Zambeze, en lo más profundo del África subsahariana.

El río Zambeze es un largo río del África austral, el cuarto por su longitud de todo el continente africano (tras el Nilo, el Congo y el Níger) y el más largo de los que desembocan en el océano Índico.

Y entre sus 2.574 kilómetros de largo, existe un punto en el que las rocas están dispuestas a la perfección, y la corriente y el caudal es el adecuado, para que dos veces al año rompa una ola eterna.

Esta será quizá la última vez que la veamos romper, porque está previsto construir una presa río arriba.

DR Congo: Measles outbreak kills nearly 5000

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L’insécurité dans l’est de la RD Congo, obstacle à l’éradication d’Ebola

Des attaques meurtrières remettent en question la présence du personnel de lutte anti-Ebola à Biakato, dans l’est de la RD Congo. L'Organisation mondiale de la santé retire son personnel, Médecins sans frontières limite ses déplacements.

RD Congo : la rougeole fait plus de morts qu'Ebola

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En RD Congo, quatre membres d'une équipe anti-Ebola tués dans une attaque armée

Quatre membres d'une équipe anti-Ebola ont été tués et six autres blessés dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi dans deux attaques armées dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo ,où les autorités sanitaires redoutent que l'insécurité fasse repartir l'épidémie à la hausse.

République démocratique du Congo : au moins 19 civils tués dans une attaque près de Béni

À la une du journal de l’Afrique, de nouveaux massacres en République démocratique du Congo. 19 personnes ont été retrouvées dans la zone du "triangle de la mort". Ce massacre est attribué au groupe armé ADF. Depuis une semaine, Béni est secoué par de violentes manifestations contre l’ONU et les forces de sécurité congolaises. Les habitants leur reprochent d’être inactifs sur le terrain.

2006 2007 Blade Congo 250 Atv Service Repair Manual

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Positive: 'A rich exchange': The refugees teaching languages in Brazil

Refugee-led language school Abraco Cultural [in Sao Paulo, Brazil] looks like any other language school, complete with scrawled whiteboards and beige school chairs. But it exclusively employs teachers from war-torn and crisis-stricken lands, including Haiti, Congo, Venezuela, and Syria. The school's main goal is to generate income for refugees. In five years, the school has paid over 2m reais in salaries to 55 refugees and vulnerable immigrants.

Sur le continent les Panthères du Gabon passent de la 19e à la 17e place au classement FIFA

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Papa Francesco: il consumismo è un virus che attacca la fede

Nella Messa a San Pietro celebrata in rito zairese per i 25 anni dalla nascita della Cappellania cattolica congolese di Roma, il Papa ha pregato per la pace in Repubblica Democratica del Congo e invitato ad aprirsi agli altri senza pensare ad accumulare beni materiali

La comunità congolese si prepara alla Messa con il Papa

Domenica 1 dicembre, in occasione del 25° anniversario della nascita della Cappellania cattolica congolese a Roma, si ritroveranno all’ Altare della Cattedra circa 1500 persone congolesi per la celebrazione eucaristica. Il cappellano: “Abbiamo fatto un grande cammino di integrazione, speriamo che la concordia faccia breccia nel Paese africano”.

After Deadly Attacks On Ebola Responders, WHO Watches Congo Outbreak From Outside

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Commentaires sur Haut-Uélé: Que se cache-t-il derrière le conflit récurrent entre le Parc National de la Garamba et les Communautés riveraines? par mamale

Monsieur Madragule, De votre litanie de diplômes dont un de Master en Droit, je ne suis que déçu de la pauvre analyse et conclusion auxquelles vous abouttissez, pourtant après une assez exhaustive désignation digitale par vous, des faits saillants constitutifs de la problématique autour du Parc de Garamba. Pour quelle efficacité la palabre africaine que vous invoquez si celle-ci ne repose aucunément sur un socle juridique? Croyez-vous à une résolution durable du problème par la simple tentative de traîtement des symptômes d'un Etat en situation de totale faillite que votre article décrit si merveilleusement? Monsieur Madragule, ne nous voilons pas la face! Le Congo qui se trouve être aujourd'hui une authentique jungle juridique requiert objectivement de repartir "ex novo". Comment voulez-vous vous attendre à de réelles solutions dans un pays sans Droit Administratif régulant l'intéraction relationnelle entre l'Etat et le citoyen, sans définition du modèle même d'Etat, de son articulation territoriale, etc.? Veuillez-y réfléchir, Monsieur Madragule. C'est gratuit.

Commentaires sur Haut-Uélé: Que se cache-t-il derrière le conflit récurrent entre le Parc National de la Garamba et les Communautés riveraines? par kolomabele

On refuse aux populations riveraines du PNG et l'emploi et la vente de leurs produits . La main d'oeuvre et les produits vivriers doivent être importés. Vraiment!! Dans un pays normal, les bénéficiaires naturels des emplois générés par PNG sont les fils et les filles du cru. On peut embaucher quelqu'un d'autre sauf si on trouve pas sur place une compétence dans un domaine précis. Le Parc devait être un débouché pour les produits vivriers locaux. Ces populations sont très loin des grandes agglomérations. C'est la meilleure manière de faire profiter nos populations de cette richesse éternelle qu'est le PNG. L'or et le diamant sont éternels. Mais une mine d'or et de diamant ne le sont pas.Un puits de pétrole finit par s'épuiser. Décidément, les dirigeants congolais ont, à tous les niveaux, une haine intime de leur propre peuple. Comment peut-on expliquer cela? Un jeune couple français s'est installé à Wellington(Nouvelle-Zélande). Il y a ouvert un restaurant. La gastronomie française étant très réputée, l'affaire du jeune couple français commençait à se développer. Mais les autorités néo-zélandaises ont fait savoir aux Français que, en cas d'embauche, priorité aux ressortissants du pays des Maoris. Le monde entier a suivi la xénophobie dont été victimes les autres Africains en Afrique du Sud, avec comme conséquences mort d'homme. Les Noirs sud-africains considèrent les immigrés africains comme usurpateurs de leurs emplois et leurs pains. Au Congo du Raïs Shina Rambo et FATSHI- Beton , c'est le contraire. Quand des investisseurs asiatiques(chinois, indiens) et sud-africains s'installent au Congo pour exploiter les minerais, ils amènent tout de leurs pays d'origine: les capitaux, les machines, le personnel (cadres, techniciens, ouvriers ou même la sentinelle). Les populations riveraines des mines se contentent des CDD précaires avec des salaires de misères. Les pouvoirs publics au niveau local et national trouvent cette situation normale. Ils ne sont nullement gênés. Cela se comprend, le travail n'a jamais été une préoccupation pour l'homme congolais au même titre que la prière, la bière et la musique. Vous avez dit: le peuple d'abord?

Commentaires sur Congo-Kinshasa: S.O.S pour le colonel John Tshibangu par Nono

# Moi aussi j'aurais voulu que notre ami GHOST avec qui je venais d'avoir ailleurs une discussion quasi-académique sur la réalité de la fonction de PR, me réponde à ces mêmes questions # - Tshisekedi dirige-t-il vraiment ce pays ? - En quoi est-il Commandant suprême des FARDC ici et ailleurs ? - Ici c'est quand un président ordonne les démarches de libérer un prisonnier (politique !), (d'ailleurs simplement mis en examen et jamais jugé définitivement) l’auditeur général de l'armée refuse gaillardement d'obéir aux ordres présidentiels, simplement parce qu'inféodé à l'ancien régime il ne reconnait que leurs ordres et Tshibangu est bien un prisonnier personnel de leur gourou 'JK'. Ailleurs, c'est le président Tshisekedi qui décide à l'issue d'un conseil de sécurité qu'il préside d'installer un QG avancé des Fardc à Beni et qui commande celui-ci ? Les mêmes généraux à loyauté double qui ont toujours démontré leur complicité. Questions : croit-il que les mêmes causes et les mêmes personnes qui ont toujours failli vont cette fois révolutionner par miracle les pratiques dans ce combat ou alors n'est-il pas simplement libre de choisir qui il veut, les noms continuent à lui être imposés ? # Qu'est-ce que tout cela nous démontre ? Eh oui notre pays qui a aujourd'hui la chance d'un changement à la tête du pays a besoin de voir celle-ci nous prouver qu'elle dispose effectivement des capacités pour y arriver notamment en chaussant quotidiennement les bottes d'un sage et courageux Commandant suprême en ces temps d'insécurité. C'est ce que nous attendons tous aujourd'hui de Tshisekedi. A ma connaissance nous l'attendons encore...

Commentaires sur Le président Tshisekedi préside le conseil de sécurité sur la situation à Beni par Combattant Résistant de l'Ombre©

Le titre devrait-être plutôt "Le président protocolaire, -président figurant Tshisekedi préside le conseil de sécurité sur la situation à Beni"… Ah Nzambi ya Mpungu Tulendo na biso Bana Kongo-Zaïre mpo na nini boye ! Oyo koloka te, oyo kindoki te ! L'histoire est un éternel recommencement; si Henry Tandey avait liquidé une bonne fois pour toute le jeune Adolf Hitler 29 ans à l'époque, blessé près d'un village Français pendant la première guerre mondiale, il n' y aurait pas eu de "Führer" ni de "Troisième Reich", si la soumission complète du Japon rédigée et expédiée au premier ministre japonais Kantaro Suzuki, ce dernier répondit « Mokusatsu » signifiant "sans commentaire" mais mal traduite en "ignorer de manière méprisante", le 2 septembre 1945, une première bombe atomique ne serait jamais lâchée sur Hiroshima; si Mzee Kabila alors 3ème Président du Kongo-Zaïre avait réellement su en 1998 qui était son traître "Cheval de Troie" de fils adoptif Tutsi Rwandais en le condamnant à mort ou en le chassant délibérément, immédiatement, irrémédiablement comme ses frères Tutsi Nilotiques de l'AFDL (Conglomérat d'aventuriers), ce dernier n'aurait jamais pu nommer le fils du feu Sphinx président protocollaire, -président figurant en 2019… La sécurité d'un pays ne peut pas être assurée par des traîtres collabos qui ont prêté légèrement serment sur la Constitution d'un pays par dessus tout occupé car tout homme qui jure et qui ment est un traître, et mérite d'être pendu pour paraphraser William Shakespeare… FÉLIX ANTOINE TSHISEKEDI TSHILOMBO EST UN TRAÎTRE COLLABO DE LA PIRE ESPÈCE… La Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation du Congo en sigle MONUSCO collabore allégrement avec les fameux ADF NALU créés, nourris, vêtus, armés, entraînés par le machin ONU et sa mission diabolique au Kongo-Zaïre qui tuent à Beni et environs avec la complicité de la paire "Alias Kabila-Tshisekedi Tshilombo", toute la chaîne de commandement militaire établie à l'Est est Tutsi Nilotique, quand un des membres de cette chaîne génocidaire meurt sur le sol RDCien, son corps est réexpédié au Rwanda natal, ceci explique cela, comprenne qui pourra… En conclusion les autochtones d'autodéfense gardiens du Temple Kongo, les vaillants Résistants Combattants Maï Maï Makesa ANPK (Armée Nationale du Peuple Kongo) sont en guerre ouverte contre les ennemis intérieurs et extérieurs du Kongo qui s'entêtent malgré les signes du temps de leur fin de règne, qui ne veulent plus quitter le Kongo RDC où un pays où coulent le lait et le miel en abandonnant leur beefsteak minier et financier… Jusqu'à quand… Ainsi soit-il… Ingeta

Commentaires sur Congo-Kinshasa: S.O.S pour le colonel John Tshibangu par Combattant Résistant de l'Ombre©

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Commentaires sur Congo-Kinshasa: S.O.S pour le colonel John Tshibangu par Combattant Résistant de l'Ombre©

La RDC (République à démocratiser) occupée par les Envahisseurs Sanguinaires Rwando-Burundo-Ougandais est devenue semblable à une PS4 Pro avec des manetettes tenues par 2 dangereux amateurs utilisant l'application "Guerre à outrance de basse intensité", qui jouent ouvertement avec les nerfs tendus des 80 millions des Kongolais indolents, matés, emprisonnés à ciel ouvert ! Le Président Fondateur de la "Tshibilie" son Excellence Généralissime Hitler en miniature "Hippolyte Kanambe" alias Joseph Kabila est bizarrement omniprésent, malgré son éviction imaginaire, son pseudo successeur est par contre lui totalement effacé malgré les apparences trompeuses, incapable d'imposer ses propres décisions qui passent pour des pétards mouillés... Une soi-disant grâce présidentielle boudée par les magistrats et juges au service de Kingakati-Kigali-Rwanda, c'est une nouvelle jurisprudence instituée en République Bannanière de la Tshibillie... Un vrai cas d'école qui vient s'ajouter à celui de la nomination de la SNCC (Sieur Gabriel Kyungu wa Kumwanza) [par le président protocolaire, président figurant] que l'ancienne ministre du portefeuille pro Rwanda Wivine Mumba Matipa a tourné en bourrique... Ce qui est extrêmement vrai, le Colonel John Tshibangu est totalement innocent comme le sont plusieurs de nos sœurs et frères vrais Kongolais de sang, pure souche détenus illégalement pour des raisons purement politiques dans les geôles souterraines et cachots infectés de la désormais Tshibilie [experte en méthodes d'extermination de la "SHOAH" au KONGO-Zaïre], un régime offensant, immonde, honni qui détruit les vies humaines sans avoir égard à la valeur inestimable des âmes créées par le Véritable Dieu Tout-Puissant Redoutable NZAMBI ya Mpungu... La Justice du Véritable Dieu et la justice des êtres humains devraient être une seule chose si l'on tient compte de la Vérité. Malheureusement, elles sont deux à cause du Mensonge... Puisse la "Providence" exaucer le vœu, la prière pour libérer le Colonel qui combat pour notre pays.... Puisse-t-Elle statuer Elle-même sur le cas devenu presqu'inextricable du Colonel John Tshibangu et des autres prisonniers RDCongolais injustement détenus dans des conditions inhumaines par la Tshibilie et ses hordes satano-occulto-nécromanciennes.... Vive les Maï Mai ANPK (Armée Nationale du Peuple Kongo) sans lesquels le KONGO RDC serait déjà démembré, balkanisé, disparu... Ainsi soit-il... INGETA

Commentaires sur Haut-Uélé: Que se cache-t-il derrière le conflit récurrent entre le Parc National de la Garamba et les Communautés riveraines? par Abe O. Joël

La corruption sous toutes ses formes et la mauvaise gestion de toutes ressources humaines, financières etc.doivent être réprimandées pour que la médiocrité cesse dans ce pays de Lumumba!... La gestion collégiale de nos parcs nationaux pourra aider tous les intervenants: l'UNESCO, l'État Congolais et les Communautés environnantes, à la réussite !...

Commentaires sur Congo-Kinshasa: S.O.S pour le colonel John Tshibangu par KUM

Je souhaiterais que notre très gentil frère Mwamba Tshibangu réponde à cette question qui revient sur toutes les lèvres: "Tshisekedi Tshilombo dirige vraiment ce pays?" Honnêtement parlant, nos amis les Talibans ne ressentent aucun sentiment de honte alors qu'ils se comportent de façon déshonorante: Ils soutiennent un pouvoir qui est si insuffisant que cela semble une moquerie. Même un petit enfant sait que le pouvoir au Congo est toujours entre les mains de celui qui se fait appeler "Kabila" avec la bénédiction de son parrain et mentor Paul Kagame. LA SOLUTION POUR UN CONGO LIBÉRÉ C'EST YAKUTUMBA, POINT BARRE!

Workshop on economic empowerment of women ends


The empowerment of women to enable them to play a more meaningful role in economic activities has now taken a centre stage.

This is because the contribution of women in turning around businesses, among other things, has been identified as paramount in view of the records of successes chalked up at all levels.

It is against this background and more that the Opportunity International (United Kingdom) held an annual stakeholders’ meeting in Accra dubbed: "Economic Empowerment of Women in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo through rural financing." It was supported by UK Aid Match.

A release issued in Accra yesterday said the maiden meeting was attended by all the project stakeholders, including Opportunity International UK, Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans (SASL), VisionFund - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Esoko, Participatory Development Associates (PDA), Warehousing Consultants and Opportunity International Savings and Loans (OISL).


The objectives of the meeting, according to the release, were for participants to learn from one another’s experiences and to integrate learning into action planning.

Meanwhile, the release explained that the overall objective of ‘The Economic Empowerment of Women Project’ was to help increase the participation and empowerment of 12,000 women in the rural economies of Ghana and the DRC in order to improve productivity, build assets and increase household income.

Meeting targets

The Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity International Savings and Loans, Mr Kwame Owusu-Boateng, during his opening remarks commended the stakeholders for exceeding all the targets set for the first year of the project.

He said, “Institutions that have stood the test of time are those which are client centric and also, by empowering women, we will help to create a lasting impact in our society”.

Support so far

So far, over 5,032 female smallholder farmers and agricultural business owners in Ghana and the DRC, representing 42 per cent of the total target of 12,000 have been served with loans, savings and training with total loan disbursement of over £700,000 to support their agri- businesses.

It is expected that at the end of the period, 32,000 family members will also benefit from better nutrition, health and education; 50,000 to benefit from a community-wide financial literacy and gender campaign and 10,000 jobs will be created.


568012-2019: République démocratique du Congo-Kinshasa: Installation solaire

Date de publication: 29/11/2019 | Date limite: 21-01-2020 | Document: Avis de marché

DR Congo buries 27 massacre victims as anger mounts


The Democratic Republic of Congo town of Oicha on Friday buried 27 victims of the latest massacre in the country's volatile east, with hundreds paying homage while lashing out at security forces for ...

Relation historique de l'Ethiopie occidentale : contenant la description des royaumes de Congo, Angolle & Matamba...

Título: Relation historique de l'Ethiopie occidentale : contenant la description des royaumes de Congo, Angolle & Matamba... / par le R.P.J.B. Labat... ; tome V.‎
Autor: Labat, Jean-Baptiste, 1663-1738‎
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Assistenza sanitaria

II missionari della Consolata gestiscono quattro grandi ospedali in altrettanti Paesi africani: Consolata Hospital Ikonda – Tanzania Hôpital Notre Dame de la Consolata Neisu – RD Congo Wamba Catholic Hospital – Kenya Gambo General Rural Hospital – Etiopia I nostri quattro grandi ospedali sono impegnati da decenni, di concerto con i sistemi sanitari nazionali, a garantire l’accesso […]

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in U.S.

PHOENIX – International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed.

When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant children often don’t know the rules. A kid might be fascinated with a light switch they excitedly turn off and on. Another is startled by a whistle or a helicopter buzzing overhead that recalls conflict back home.

But fears melt away as the kids adjust, said Valencia Principal Lynette Faulkner, who calls the school their “safe place.” Soon, they stand in line, raise their hand, keep their feet on floor. As they learn English, students make friends across cultures.

Since fall 2018, the public school has welcomed students from countries including Myanmar, Eritrea, Indonesia, Afghanistan and Cuba for an extra year of attention before transferring to mainstream schools. This year’s kindergarten through eighth grade students come from 21 countries and speak 15 languages.

Valencia is among a handful of U.S. public schools dedicated to helping some of the thousands of children who arrive in the country each year, even as the Trump administration has proposed pushing down the annual cap for refugees to a historic low of 18,000. No refugees were settled in the U.S. last month.

The schools aren’t necessarily in cities with more refugees, but where local education officials took the initiative to create them.

Similar schools are in Indianapolis; Houston; Fort Worth, Texas; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Providence, Rhode Island.

Arizona ranks eighth among states for refugee resettlement.

The number plunged from 4,110 people in fiscal 2016 to 998 in 2018, then rose slightly to 1,216 for the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30. About half are kids.

Gov. Doug Ducey hasn’t weighed in yet on President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing states and cities to reject refugees. At least five states have signaled they will accept refugees, and no governor has said they plan to keep them out.

Several agencies sued last week seeking to halt the order.

“There may be less, but they’re still coming,” Valencia teacher Kristine Jones said. “And we have to be there for them, whether it’s academically or getting them services like immunizations.”

It’s unclear if the lower cap on refugees will affect already limited funding for school districts from the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Refugee School Impact Program.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security last year distributed about $635,000 to help 1,026 school-age refugees statewide with things like interpretation, tutoring and school supplies.

Immigrants and other children newly arrived from abroad can attend newcomer schools if they need help with basic English, including those born in the U.S., taken out of the country and returned.

“As long as you have kids struggling with English, there will always be a place for these kinds of programs,” said Deborah Short, a Washington-based English learning specialist who has written about newcomer education. She noted some mainstream schools have newcomer classrooms.

Rebecca Kawa, 10, didn’t learn English at the refugee camp in Uganda where she was born and spent most of her life, studying in a classroom with up to 200 students. But she needed no interpreter after only two months at Valencia.

“I like this school because they teach you English, and you learn it fast,” said the daughter of Congolese refugees.

There are often huge challenges for children who trudged across several countries, lived in camps or witnessed extreme violence.

Refugee and other immigrant children who lose a home or parent can suffer from toxic stress, a term used by child development experts for the body’s response to long-term adversity, said Sarah Smith, senior director of education for the nonprofit International Rescue Committee.

“Infants might cry for long periods of time,” Smith said. “Children in school might have a hard time concentrating.”

Newcomer school teachers and social workers strive to ensure children get the social and emotional time they need to talk through feelings and make new friends. Valencia social worker Michelle Frias said that over the last year, she’s referred about 10 kids to psychologists for extra care.

At Valencia, the day starts with teachers greeting students as they step off the buses. Samuel Lavi, a teaching assistant from Congo who speaks seven languages, is the first to give each kid a hug or high-five.

“My most important role is to make sure the students get what they’re supposed to get,” he said.

Inside the classrooms, brightly colored letters adorn the walls. Small groups of children face each other at round tables as they listen to an instructor trained to teach English to non-native speakers. They also have math, art, music and physical education.

Outside, kindergartners with plastic jugs water the flower and vegetable gardens built with materials donated by the Arizona Cardinals football team. The Diamondbacks baseball club paid to spruce up the school before it opened and donated trees.

Faulkner, the Valencia principal, said the Alhambra School District looked into newcomer programs after seeing new arrivals struggle to meet state English language standards. She visited Las Americas newcomer school in Houston.

Las Americas has some 400 students in fourth through eighth grades who come from up to 32 countries and speak 29 languages, Principal Marie Moreno said.

“We wanted to provide them a space where they can get grounded, whenever they feel traumatized or whenever they remember something from the past,” Moreno said as she showed off the school’s “peace garden.”

“We try to support them by helping them understand where they came from and where we want them to go,” she said.


The Medic’s First Priority


The Medic’s First Priority

The Medic’s First Priority The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rebels have killed four medical workers in the eastern part of the country. The deaths occurred when armed men entered a U.N. base in Biakato and started shooting. According to one official, warnings had been given previously to […]


Congo : Remontée du taux de transmission mère-enfant du VIH/Sida


Après un pic de 4,2% vers la fin de années 90 et une relative baisse de 3,1% au début des années 2000, le taux de prévalence du VIH/Sida, notamment la transmission mère-enfant, a connu une remontée de 3,09% au Congo entre 2013 et 2017, a indiqué à APA le coordonnateur du Réseau des associations des positifs du Congo, Flavy Passaka.Selon le coordonnateur de ce réseau qui est une plateforme d'une trentaine d'associations qui œuvre pour un accès aux soins des personnes vivants avec le VIH/Sida et l'amélioration de leur qualité de vie, les infections au VIH/sida sont en hausse d'une année à l'autre au Congo. D'après lui, se référant aux données 2017 de l'Onusida publiées dans le cadre de la stratégie de lutte contre le VIH, le taux de transmission de la mère à l'enfant qui était de 15,9 % en 2013 est passé de 18,18% en 2017 et chez les jeunes filles de 15 à 24 ans ces nouvelles infections sont quatre fois plus élevées que chez les jeunes garçons entre 2012 et 2019. Les nouvelles infections du VIH/Sida sont passées de 7200 en 2010 à 7900 en 2017, a révélé M. Passaka, soulignant qu'il le nombre de cas est passé de 88 000 en 2016 à 120 000 en 2018. Ainsi les cas de décès liés au VIH/Sida au Congo ont aussi connu une hausse et sont passés entre 2014 et 2017 de 20100 à 31400 décès. « Cette situation de la remontée du taux de prévalence du VIH/sida s'explique par le manque d'activités de sensibilisation et de dépistage qui se faisaient à l'époque par le Conseil national de lutte contre le VIH/Sida qui a été dissous au profit du Conseil de lutte contre le VIH/Sida et des épidémies », a expliqué le coordonnateur du Réseau des positifs du Congo. En outre, il déplore le manque de financement car le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le VIH/Sida qui permettaient d'organiser ces activités de lutte contre cette pandémie ; d'où l'émergence des nouvelles infections. Cependant, reconnait, Flavy Passaka, « depuis 2017 le pays n'a plus connu de rupture des anti-rétroviraux, la situation s'est totalement stabilisée, même si de temps en temps dans certains centres l'on signale le manque de quelques molécules ». Il salue également la mesure du gouvernement en vigueur dans le pays depuis plusieurs années sur la gratuité des ARVs, le dépistage et la prise en charge des malades.   Cette disponibilité des ARVS dans les centres de soins à travers tout le pays est confirmé par un patient qui a requis l'anonymat. « Maintenant, il n'a plus de problème ; les anti-rétroviraux ne constituent plus un frein pour la prise en charge des positifs au Congo », souligne-t-il. Il interpelle cependant l'Etat congolais à « honorer ses engagements en versant sa contrepartie, conformément aux accords avec le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le VIH/Sida partenaire pour ravitaillement du pays en ARVS ». Au sujet de la stigmatisation et de la discrimination à l'endroit de personnes vivant avec le VIH/Sida, le coordonnateur du Réseau admet que « beaucoup d'efforts ont été fait dans ce sens. « Aujourd'hui avec l'efficacité des ARVS comparé aux années antérieures, ces phénomènes n'ont plus la même ampleur, toutefois il y a toujours des personnes séropositives qui se plaignent d'en être des victimes dans les milieux de soins par exemple, de la famille et parfois dans la communauté », explique M. Passaka. Depuis l'adoption de la loi de 2011 contre la discrimination et la stigmatisation des personnes vivant avec le VIH/sida, il y a de moins en moins de cas, car « les contrevenants ont peur d'être trainés devant la justice ».

Three dead in attacks against Ebola response centers in Congo


Asesinados 13 civiles en un nuevo ataque de los rebeldes ugandeses en la RDC

Al menos 13 civiles fueron asesinados por miembros de las Fuerzas Democráticas Aliadas (ADF) en una incursión a una localidad del noreste de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC), sólo tres días después de otra masacre, confirmó hoy (ayer) a Efe el activista de la sociedad civil de Beni Angelus ...

Suspected Islamists kill at least 19 in latest east Congo attack


Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
News Date: 

Suspected Islamist rebels have killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks causing anger at the perceived inaction of the army and U.N. troops.


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Jan 01, Congo: New Year's Day

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Jan 01, DR Congo: New Year's Day

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Domingo 01 de Diciembre


09:00 Palabras de Esperanza
09:30 Deja que la vida fluya
10:00 En directo desde la Basílica de San Pedro, Santa Misa presidida pon el Papa Francisco con la comunidad congoleña.
11:15 El mundo de Jesús
12:00 En directo desde el Vaticano: Rezo del Angelus
12:20 Documental Naturaleza
13:30 Deja que la vida fluya
14:00 Buenas Noticias
15:00 Palabras de Esperanza
15:30 Testigos on line
15:50 Desde el Santuario de Greccio, Liturgia de la Palabra y firma de la Carta sobre el Belén con el Papa Francisco.
17:30 Ser crstiano en un mundo sin luz
18:00 El mundo de los niños
19:00 Asalto al Cielo
21:00 Novios
21:15 Patrimonio de la humanidad
21:30 Buenas Noticias Resumen noticias de la semana
23:00 Esta Noche Concierto
00:00 Palabras de Esperanza


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Celebrazione eucaristica per la Comunità cattolica congolese di Roma

Omelia del Santo Padre

Traduzione in lingua francese

Alle ore 9.50 di questa mattina, I Domenica di Avvento, il Santo Padre Francesco ha presieduto all’Altare della Cattedra della Basilica Vaticana la Celebrazione eucaristica per la Comunità cattolica congolese di Roma, in occasione del anniversario della fondazione della Cappellania cattolica congolese di Roma.

Pubblichiamo di seguito l’omelia che il Papa ha pronunciato dopo la proclamazione del Vangelo:


Omelia del Santo Padre

Papa Francesco: Boboto [pace] Assemblea: Bondeko [faternità] Papa Francesco : Bondeko [faternità] Assemblea : Esengo [gioia]

Nelle Letture di oggi compare spesso un verbo, venire , presente tre volte nella prima Lettura, mentre il Vangelo si conclude dicendo che « viene il Figlio dell’uomo» ( Mt 24,44). Gesù viene: l’Avvento ci ricorda questa certezza già dal nome, perché la parola Avvento significa venuta . Il Signore viene: ecco la radice della nostra speranza, la sicurezza che tra le tribolazioni del mondo giunge a noi la consolazione di Dio, una consolazione che non è fatta di parole, ma di presenza, della sua presenza che viene in mezzo a noi.

Il Signore viene; oggi, primo giorno dell’Anno liturgico, questo annuncio segna il nostro punto di partenza: sappiamo che, al di là di ogni evento favorevole o contrario, il Signore non ci lascia soli. È venuto duemila anni fa e verrà ancora alla fine dei tempi, ma viene anche oggi nella mia vita, nella tua vita. Sì, questa nostra vita, con tutti i suoi problemi, le sue angosce e le sue incertezze, è visitata dal Signore. Ecco la sorgente della nostra gioia: il Signore non si è stancato e non si stancherà mai di noi, desidera venire, visitarci.

Oggi il verbo venire non si coniuga solo per Dio, ma anche per noi. Infatti nella prima Lettura Isaia profetizza: « Verranno molti popoli e diranno: “ Venite , saliamo sul monte del Signore”» (2,3). Mentre il male sulla terra deriva dal fatto che ciascuno segue il proprio cammino senza gli altri, il profeta offre una visione meravigliosa: tutti vengono insieme al monte del Signore. Sul monte c’era il tempio, la casa di Dio. Isaia ci trasmette dunque un invito da parte di Dio a casa sua. Siamo gli invitati di Dio, e chi è invitato è atteso, desiderato. “Venite – dice Dio – perché a casa mia c’è posto per tutti. Venite, perché nel mio cuore non c’è un solo popolo, ma ogni popolo”.

Cari fratelli e sorelle, siete venuti da lontano. Avete lasciato le vostre case, avete lasciato affetti e cose care. Giunti qui, avete trovato accoglienza insieme a difficoltà e imprevisti. Ma per Dio siete sempre invitati graditi. Per Lui non siamo mai estranei, ma figli attesi. E la Chiesa è la casa di Dio: qui, dunque, sentitevi sempre a casa. Qui veniamo per camminare insieme verso il Signore e realizzare le parole con cui si conclude la profezia di Isaia: « Venite , camminiamo nella luce del Signore» (v. 5).

Ma alla luce del Signore si possono preferire le tenebre del mondo. Al Signore che viene e al suo invito ad andare a Lui si può rispondere “no, non ci vado”. Spesso non si tratta di un “no” diretto, sfrontato, ma subdolo. È il no da cui ci mette in guardia Gesù nel Vangelo, esortandoci a non fare come ai «giorni di Noè» ( Mt 24,37). Che cosa accadde ai giorni di Noè? Accadde che, mentre qualcosa di nuovo e sconvolgente stava per arrivare, nessuno ci badava, perché tutti pensavano solo a mangiare e a bere (cfr v. 38). In altre parole, tutti riducevano la vita ai loro bisogni, si accontentavano di una vita piatta, orizzontale, senza slancio. Non c’era attesa di qualcuno, soltanto la pretesa di avere qualcosa per sé, da consumare. Attesa del Signore che viene, e non pretesa di avere qualcosa da consumare noi. Questo è il consumismo.

Il consumismo è un virus che intacca la fede alla radice, perché ti fa credere che la vita dipenda solo da quello che hai, e così ti dimentichi di Dio che ti viene incontro e di chi ti sta accanto. Il Signore viene, ma segui piuttosto gli appetiti che ti vengono; il fratello bussa alla tua porta, ma ti dà fastidio perché disturba i tuoi piani – e questo è l’atteggiamento egoistico del consumismo. Nel Vangelo, quando Gesù segnala i pericoli per la fede, non si preoccupa dei nemici potenti, delle ostilità e delle persecuzioni. Tutto questo c’è stato, c’è e ci sarà, ma non indebolisce la fede. Il vero pericolo, invece, è ciò che anestetizza il cuore: è dipendere dai consumi, è lasciarsi appesantire e dissipare il cuore dai bisogni (cfr Lc 21,34).

Allora si vive di cose e non si sa più per cosa; si hanno tanti beni ma non si fa più il bene; le case si riempiono di cose ma si svuotano di figli. Questo è il dramma di oggi: case pieni di cose ma vuote di figli, l’inverno demografico che stiamo soffrendo. Si butta via il tempo nei passatempi, ma non si ha tempo per Dio e per gli altri. E quando si vive per le cose, le cose non bastano mai, l’avidità cresce e gli altri diventano intralci nella corsa e così si finisce per sentirsi minacciati e, sempre insoddisfatti e arrabbiati, si alza il livello dell’odio. “Io voglio di più, voglio di più, voglio di più...”. Lo vediamo oggi là dove il consumismo impera: quanta violenza, anche solo verbale, quanta rabbia e voglia di cercare un nemico a tutti i costi! Così, mentre il mondo è pieno di armi che provocano morti, non ci accorgiamo che continuiamo ad armare il cuore di rabbia.

Da tutto questo Gesù vuole ridestarci. Lo fa con un verbo: «Vegliate» ( Mt 24,42). “State attenti, vegliate”. Vegliare era il lavoro della sentinella, che vigilava restando sveglia mentre tutti dormivano. Vegliare è non cedere al sonno che avvolge tutti. Per poter vegliare occorre avere una speranza certa: che la notte non durerà sempre, che presto arriverà l’alba. È così anche per noi: Dio viene e la sua luce rischiarerà pure le tenebre più fitte. Ma a noi oggi tocca vigilare, vegliare: vincere la tentazione che il senso della vita è accumulare – questa è una tentazione, il senso della vita non è accumulare –, a noi tocca smascherare l’inganno che si è felici se si hanno tante cose, resistere alle luci abbaglianti dei consumi, che brilleranno ovunque in questo mese, e credere che la preghiera e la carità non sono tempo perso, ma i tesori più grandi.

Quando apriamo il cuore al Signore e ai fratelli, viene il bene prezioso che le cose non potranno mai darci e che Isaia annuncia nella prima Lettura, la pace : «Spezzeranno le loro spade e ne faranno aratri, delle loro lance faranno falci; una nazione non alzerà più la spada contro un’altra nazione, non impareranno più l’arte della guerra» ( Is 2,4). Sono parole che ci fanno pensare anche alla vostra patria. Oggi preghiamo per la pace, gravemente minacciata nell’Est del Paese, specialmente nei territori di Beni e di Minembwe, dove divampano i conflitti, alimentati anche da fuori, nel silenzio complice di tanti. Conflitti alimentati da coloro che si arricchiscono vendendo le armi.

Oggi ricordate una figura bellissima, la Beata Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta, violentemente uccisa non prima di aver detto al suo carnefice, come Gesù: «Ti perdono, perché non sai quello che fai!». Chiediamo per sua intercessione che, in nome di Dio-Amore e con l’aiuto delle popolazioni vicine, si rinunci alle armi, per un futuro che non sia più gli uni contro gli altri, ma gli uni con gli altri, e ci si converta da un’economia che si serve della guerra a un’economia che serva la pace.

Papa Francesco: Chi ha orecchi per intendere Assemblea: Intenda Papa Francesco: Chi ha cuore per acconsentire Assemblea: Acconsenta

[01951-IT.02] [Testo originale: Italiano]

Traduzione in lingua francese

Le Pape François : Boboto [paix] L’Assemblée : Bondeko [fraternité] Le Pape François : Bondeko [fraternité] L’Assemblée : Esengo [joie]

Dans les Lectures d’aujourd’hui figure un verbe, venir , qu’on retrouve trois fois dans la première Lecture, tandis que l’Évangile, pour conclure, affirme que «le Fils de l’homme viendra » ( Mt 24, 44). Jésus vient: l’Avent nous rappelle cette certitude déjà par son sens même, car le mot Avent signifie venue . Le Seigneur vient: voici la racine de notre espérance, la certitude qu’au milieu des tribulations du monde arrive la consolation de Dieu, une consolation qui n’est pas faite de paroles, mais de présence, de la présence de celui qui vient parmi nous.

Le Seigneur vient; aujourd’hui, premier jour de l’Année liturgique, cette annonce représente notre point de départ: nous savons qu’au-delà de tout événement favorable ou contrariant, le Seigneur ne nous laisse pas seuls. Il est venu il y a deux mille ans et il viendra encore à la fin des temps, mais il vient aujourd’hui également dans ma vie, dans ta vie. Oui, notre vie, avec tous ses problèmes, ses angoisses et ses incertitudes, reçoit la visite du Seigneur. Voilà la source de notre joie: le Seigneur ne s’est pas lassé et ne se lassera jamais de nous, il désire venir, il désire nous rendre visite.

Aujourd’hui, le verbe venir a non seulement comme sujet Dieu, mais nous aussi. En effet, dans la première Lecture Isaïe prédit: «Viendront des peuples nombreux. Ils diront : « Venez ! montons à la montagne du Seigneur» (2, 3). Tandis que le mal sur la terre vient du fait que chacun suit son propre chemin sans les autres, le prophète offre une vision merveilleuse: tous les peuples viennent ensemble à la montagne du Seigneur. Sur la montagne, il y avait le temple de Dieu, la maison de Dieu. Isaïe nous transmet donc une invitation de la part de Dieu à aller chez lui. Nous sommes les invités de Dieu, et celui qui est invité est attendu, désiré. ‘‘Venez, dit Dieu, car dans ma maison il y a de la place pour tout le monde. Venez, car je ne porte pas dans mon cœur seulement un peuple, mais chaque peuple’’.

Chers frères et sœurs, vous êtes venus de loin. Vous avez quitté vos maisons, vous avez quitté des proches et des choses qui vous sont chères. Arrivés ici, vous avez trouvé à la fois accueil, difficultés et imprévus. Mais pour Dieu, vous êtes toujours des invités bienvenus. Pour lui, nous ne sommes pas des étrangers, mais des enfants attendus. Et l’Église est la maison de Dieu: sentez-vous donc toujours chez vous ici. Nous venons ici pour marcher ensemble vers le Seigneur et réaliser les paroles par lesquelles se conclut la prophétie d’Isaïe: «Venez […] ! Marchons à la lumière du Seigneur» (v. 5).

Mais on peut préférer les ténèbres à la lumière du Seigneur. Au Seigneur qui vient et qui nous invite à aller chez lui, on peut répondre ‘‘non, je n’y vais pas’’. Souvent, il ne s’agit pas d’un ‘‘non’’ direct, insolent, mais sournois. C’est le ‘‘non’’ contre lequel Jésus met en garde dans l’Évangile, en nous exhortant à ne pas faire comme «aux jours de Noé» ( Mt 24, 37). Que s’est-il passé aux jours de Noé? Il est arrivé que, alors que quelque chose de nouveau et de bouleversant était sur le point de se produire, personne n’y faisait attention, car tout le monde ne pensait qu’à manger et à boire (cf. v. 38). En d’autres termes, chacun réduisait la vie à ses besoins, se contentait d’une vie plate, horizontale, sans élan. Il n’y avait pas l’ attente de quelqu’un, mais uniquement la prétention d’avoir quelque chose pour soi, à consommer. L’ attente du Seigneur qui vient, et non la prétention d’avoir, nous, quelque chose à consommer. C’est cela le consumérisme.

Le consumérisme est un virus qui attaque la foi à la racine, car il te fait croire que la vie dépend uniquement de ce que tu fais, et ainsi tu oublies Dieu qui vient à ta rencontre et celui qui est à côté de toi. Le Seigneur vient, mais tu suis plutôt tes appétits; ton frère frappe à ta porte, mais il te dérange, parce qu’il perturbe tes plans – et cela, c’est l’attitude égoïste du consumérisme. Dans l’Évangile, quand Jésus signale les dangers pour la foi, il ne se soucie pas des ennemis puissants, des hostilités et des persécutions. Tout cela a existé, existe et existera, mais n’affaiblit pas la foi. Le vrai danger, c’est plutôt ce qui anesthésie le cœur: c’est de dépendre de la consommation, c’est de laisser les besoins appesantir et dissiper le cœur (cf. Lc 21, 34).

On vit alors des choses et on ne sait plus pour quoi; on a beaucoup de biens mais on ne fait plus le bien; les maisons se remplissent de choses mais se vident d’enfants. Voilà le drame d’aujourd’hui: des maisons remplies de choses mais sans enfants, c’est l’hiver démographique que nous sommes en train de traverser. On gaspille le temps dans des passetemps, mais on n’a plus du temps pour Dieu et pour les autres. Et quand on vit pour les choses, elles ne suffisent jamais, l’avidité grandit et les autres deviennent des entraves dans la course et ainsi, on finit par se sentir menacé et, toujours insatisfait et énervé; la haine gagne du terrain. ‘‘Je veux plus, je veux plus, je veux plus…’’. Nous le voyons aujourd’hui là où le consumérisme règne en maître: que de violence et de volonté de chercher un ennemi à tout prix! Ainsi, tandis que le monde est rempli d’armes qui causent des morts, nous ne nous rendons pas compte que nous continuons à armer notre cœur de rage.

Jésus veut nous réveiller de tout cela. Il le fait en se servant d’un verbe: «Veillez» ( Mt 24, 42). ‘‘Soyez attentifs, veillez’’. Veiller, c’était le travail de la sentinelle, qui veillait en restant en éveil tandis que tout le monde dormait. Veiller, c’est résister au sommeil qui nous gagne tous. Pour pouvoir veiller, il faut avoir une espérance certaine: que la nuit ne durera pas toujours, que bientôt l’aube pointera. Il en est de même pour nous: Dieu vient et sa lumière éclairera même les ténèbres les plus épaisses. Mais nous, il nous faut aujourd’hui veiller, veiller : vaincre la tentation qui fait croire que le sens de la vie réside dans l’accumulation – c’est une tentation; le sens de la vie ne se trouve pas dans l’accumulation - ; il nous faut démasquer l’illusion qu’on est heureux si on a beaucoup de chose; résister aux lumières aveuglantes de la consommation qui brillent partout en ce mois et croire que la prière et la charité ne sont pas du temps perdu, mais les plus grands trésors.

Quand nous ouvrons le cœur au Seigneur et à nos frères, arrive le bien précieux que les choses ne pourront jamais nous donner et qu’Isaïe annonce dans la première Lecture, la paix : «De leurs épées, ils forgeront des socs, et de leurs lances, des faucilles. Jamais nation contre nation ne lèvera l’épée ; ils n’apprendront plus la guerre» ( Is 2, 4). Ce sont des paroles qui nous font penser aussi à votre patrie. Aujourd’hui, nous prions pour la paix, gravement menacée dans l’est du pays, surtout dans les territoires de Béni et de Minembwe, où font rage des conflits, nourris également de l’extérieur, alors que beaucoup se taisent; des conflits alimentés par ceux qui s’enrichissent en vendant les armes.

Aujourd’hui, vous faites mémoire d’une très belle figure, la Bienheureuse Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta, violemment tuée, non sans avoir dit à son bourreau, comme Jésus: «Je te pardonne, parce que tu ne sais pas ce que tu fais». Par son intercession, demandons qu’au nom du Dieu-Amour, et avec l’aide des populations voisines, on renonce aux armes, en vue d’un avenir où les uns ne soient plus contre les autres, mais où les uns soient avec les autres, et où l’on se détourne d’une économie qui se sert de la guerre pour une économie qui sert la paix!

Le Pape François : Celui qui a des oreilles pour entendre L’Assemblée : qu’il entende! Le Pape François : Celui qui a un cœur pour acquiescer L’Assemblée : qu’il acquiesce!

[01951-FR.02] [Texte original: Italien]



Le parole del Papa alla recita dell’Angelus

Prima dell’Angelus

Dopo l’Angelus

Al termine della Celebrazione eucaristica per la Comunità cattolica congolese di Roma, celebrata nella Basilica Vaticana in occasione del anniversario della fondazione della Cappellania della Comunità cattolica congolese a Roma, il Santo Padre Francesco si è affacciato alla finestra dello studio nel Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano per recitare l’Angelus con i fedeli e i pellegrini riuniti in Piazza San Pietro.

Queste le parole del Papa nell’introdurre la preghiera mariana:

Prima dell’Angelus

Cari fratelli e sorelle, buongiorno!

Oggi, prima domenica del tempo di Avvento, inizia un nuovo Anno liturgico. In queste quattro settimane di Avvento, la liturgia ci conduce a celebrare il Natale di Gesù, mentre ci ricorda che Egli viene ogni giorno nella nostra vita, e ritornerà gloriosamente alla fine dei tempi. Tale certezza ci induce a guardare con fiducia al futuro, come ci invita a fare il profeta Isaia, che con la sua voce ispirata accompagna tutto il cammino dell’Avvento.

Nella prima Lettura di oggi, Isaia profetizza che «alla fine dei giorni, il monte del tempio del Signore sarà saldo sulla cima dei monti e s’innalzerà sopra i colli; ad esso affluiranno tutte le genti» (2,2). Il tempio del Signore a Gerusalemme è presentato come il punto di convergenza e di incontro di tutti i popoli. Dopo l’Incarnazione del Figlio di Dio, Gesù stesso si è rivelato come il vero tempio. Pertanto, la visione meravigliosa di Isaia è una promessa divina e ci spinge ad assumere un atteggiamento di pellegrinaggio, di cammino verso Cristo, senso e fine di tutta la storia. Quanti hanno fame e sete di giustizia, la possono trovare soltanto percorrendo le vie del Signore; mentre il male e il peccato provengono dal fatto che gli individui e i gruppi sociali preferiscono seguire strade dettate da interessi egoistici, che provocano conflitti e guerre. L’Avvento è il tempo propizio per accogliere la venuta di Gesù, che viene come messaggero di pace per indicarci le vie di Dio.

Nel Vangelo di oggi, Gesù ci esorta ad essere pronti per la sua venuta: «Vegliate dunque, perché non sapete in quale giorno il Signore vostro verrà» ( Mt 24,42). Vegliare non significa avere materialmente gli occhi aperti, ma avere il cuore libero e rivolto nella direzione giusta, cioè disposto al dono e al servizio. Questo è vegliare! Il sonno da cui dobbiamo svegliarci è costituito dall’indifferenza, dalla vanità, dall’incapacità di instaurare rapporti genuinamente umani, dell’incapacità di farsi carico del fratello solo, abbandonato o malato. L’attesa di Gesù che viene si deve tradurre, dunque, in un impegno di vigilanza. Si tratta anzitutto di meravigliarsi davanti all’azione di Dio, alle sue sorprese, e di dare a Lui il primato. Vigilanza significa anche, concretamente, essere attenti al nostro prossimo in difficoltà, lasciarsi interpellare dalle sue necessità, senza aspettare che lui o lei ci chiedano aiuto, ma imparare a prevenire, ad anticipare, come fa sempre Dio con noi.

Maria, Vergine vigilante e Madre della speranza, ci guidi in questo cammino, aiutandoci a rivolgere lo sguardo verso il “monte del Signore”, immagine di Gesù Cristo, che attira a sé tutti gli uomini e tutti i popoli.

[01952-IT.02] [Testo originale: Italiano]

Dopo l’Angelus

Cari fratelli e sorelle!

Seguo con preoccupazione la situazione in Iraq. Ho appreso con dolore che le manifestazioni di protesta dei giorni scorsi hanno ricevuto una dura reazione, che ha causato decine di vittime. Prego per i defunti e per i feriti; sono vicino ai loro familiari e all’intero popolo iracheno, invocando da Dio pace e concordia.

Il Dicastero per i Laici, la Famiglia e la Vita ha istituito un nuovo Organismo consultivo internazionale della gioventù , formato da venti giovani di diverse provenienze geografiche ed ecclesiali. È una risposta concreta alla sollecitazione del Sinodo dedicato ai giovani l’anno scorso (cfr Doc. fin. , 123). Compito di questo Organismo è di aiutare a comprendere la visione dei giovani sulle priorità della pastorale giovanile e su altri temi di interesse più generale. Preghiamo per questo.

Saluto tutti voi, romani e pellegrini di vari Paesi! In particolare, i fedeli provenienti dalla Polonia e il coro di bambini di Bucarest.

Saluto i gruppi di Giulianova Lido, Nettuno e Jesi; come pure i pellegrini di Cavarzere con il coro “Serafin”, e l’Associazione dei Romeni in Italia.

Oggi pomeriggio andrò a Greccio, nel luogo dove San Francesco fece il primo presepe. Là firmerò una Lettera sul significato e il valore del presepe. Il presepe è un segno semplice e mirabile della fede cristiana. È una Lettera breve, che può far bene per prepararsi al Natale. Accompagnatemi con la preghiera in questo viaggio.

A tutti auguro buona domenica e buon cammino di Avvento. Per favore, non dimenticatevi di pregare per me. Buon pranzo e arrivederci.

[01953-IT.02] [Testo originale: Italiano]




Akron Church Increases Refugee Awareness

Terri Saelee, North American Division coordinator for Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries, shares a "Loss Simulation' exercise with the Junior/Earliteen class.

Story by Heidi Shoemaker

For several years, Ohio Conference's Akron First church has actively served refugees from Burma, Thailand, Rwanda, the Congo, Uganda and Kenya who have settled in the community.

Members help these families obtain household furnishings, assist them in filling out forms and provide driving lessons. Many refugees have become a part of church life, enrolling their children in the Mayfair Christian School in Uniontown and participating in Adventurer and Pathfinder programs. The congregation hosts social gatherings, baby and wedding showers and conducts hospital visits and baptisms. This year they financially supported two refugee students attending Great Lakes Adventist Academy (Mich.).

Bill Levin, pastor of Akron First, shared details about this growing ministry with Terri Saelee, North American Division coordinator for Adventist Refugee and Immigrant Ministries. “She suggested a ‘Refugee Awareness Sabbath’ to help more of our church family become aware of the unique challenges and needs refugees have as they transition into a new land and culture. Utilizing her idea, we extended an invitation for our refugee brothers and sisters to help us get to know them and their plight a little better,” Levin says.

During Sabbath School, refugee children told young people what life was like in a refugee camp and the changes that took place upon arriving to the U.S. Saelee went to the Junior/Earliteen class and shared a “Loss Simulation” exercise to help young people wrestle with the idea of the very real loss most refugees face—the loss of family members, possessions and homes.

“[Saelee] had my students pretend that war broke out and bombs were falling. She gave them three minutes to write down four people they would take with them, four documents they would take, four favorite things and four favorite places [each on a separate piece of paper],” shares Sabbath School teacher Susan Kirschbaum. “After the three minutes, she asked them to delete one item from each category, and while they were doing that, she quietly asked me to go around and randomly remove a few papers from each kid’s stacks.”

She continues, “They were really upset—‘You took my mom!’ or ‘You took my grandma!’” and added, “I was the ‘government,’ and though they had done their best at making decisions with what they had, they had now lost control. That’s what a refugee’s life is like. It was an eye opener for everyone.”

Worship was filled with refugee friends sharing music from their native homeland, while three adults gave personal testimonies about families being detained in refugee camps. As they shared stories, the congregation was visibly moved and heartbroken for them and their struggle.

After the service, church members completed commitment sheets addressing specific things each person could do to assist and bless refugees in the community.


Papa Francisco: El consumismo es un virus

Afecta a la fe y anestesia el corazón Casi mil quinientas personas participaron esta mañana en la Santa Misa que el Papa Francisco celebró en la Basílica Vaticana para la Comunidad Católica Congoleña residente en Roma e Italia. Y lo hizo en su rito, con sus típicos cantos y danzas. También les recordó que para Leer más…


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Afobe 'devastated' by death of two-year-old daughter

T he DR Congo international has announced the passing away of his daughter in a statement on Sunday Bristol City striker Benik Afobe has stated his family are 'devastated and heartbroken' following the death of his two-year-old daughter Amora. According to the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man, his daughter died of a severe infection on Friday []

Gaz Mawete serait le fils biologique de Gatho Beevans


D’une source sûre et digne de confiance , la rédaction de Jambonewschannel vient d’apprendre que l’étoile montante de la musique Congolaise , Gaz Mawete serait le fils biologique de l’artiste qui a fait vibré les coeurs de Congolais vers les années 90 Gatho Beevans ,

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Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks against two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo early on Thursday, authorities and health services said. Violence and unrest have severely hampered efforts to contain the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record, which has killed 2,199 people since the outbreak was announced in August 2018, Reuters []The post Three dead In Attacks Against Ebola Response Centres In Congo appeared first on Independent Newspapers Nigeria.

Je chante pour exprimer ma foi


Derrière ALESSA se cache Alexandra, une fille pleine de rêves. En quelques mots, je suis mariée à un écossais et maman d’un petit garçon congolais ; j’aime rire, faire rire, chanter, jouer de la musique et me lancer régulièrement dans de nouveaux projets. ALESSA est née il y a six ans quand j’ai commencé à […]

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Four Ebola-response workers killed in attacks, forcing withdrawal from critical DRC region

Four people working for the Ebola containment effort in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed overnight Thursday in attacks.

Il Sahel è il primo fronte nella lotta al jihadismo | Intervista

Radio Blackout mi ha intervistato sull’escalation dell’insorgenza jihadista in Africa. Un fenomeno che sta interessando soprattutto il Sahel, ma anche estese aree del Congo, della Nigeria e del Corno d’Africa. Nell’intervento, ricostruisco come si è propagata l’ideologia salafita nel continente e perché, dopo la morte dello storico leader al-Baghdadi, il nuovo centro del potere dello […]

Kenya woos oil importers in bid to reclaim business lost to Tanzania


Kenya hopes to regain its petroleum export market after cutting pipeline tariffs by 50 per cent, a development that sets up stiff competition with Tanzania. Nairobi, which had lost about 30 per cent of its petroleum export market to Dar es Salaam, is also stepping up its crackdown on fuel adulteration and smuggling, a growing menace costing the government $340 million annually in lost taxes. Last week, the Kenya Revenue Authority in collaboration with a multi-agency team formed to strengthen co-ordination among different agencies in curbing illicit trade intercepted a consignment of 7,000 litres of diesel fuel smuggled from Ethiopia. This comes at a time when the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that the East African Community loses over $500 million in tax revenue annually due to counterfeiting. “KRA has enhanced vigilance at the country’s border points as part of key measures geared towards stepping up the fight against illicit trade and counterfeits,” Kevin Safari, KRA commissioner for Customs and Border Control said in a statement. Kenya hopes the intensified surveillance and crackdown on fuel adulteration and dumping will help the country recapture the petroleum export market from Tanzania. TARIFFS More critically, Nairobi hopes the lower pipeline tariffs will encourage petroleum and petroleum products importers to use the Mombasa port for products destined for neighbouring landlocked countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the new tariffs imposed by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, oil marketing companies will pay $30.89 per 1,000 litres down from $60 to transport fuel using Kenya Pipeline Company facilities. The rates, which will apply for the next three years, will further be lowered to $30.65 in 2020 and $29.07 in 2021. “Kenya had lost about 30 per cent of its petroleum export market to Tanzania mainly due to the   high tariffs charged for pipeline transport,” EPRA director general Pavel Oimeke told The EastAfrican. He added that in the past 10 days after the implementation of the revised pipeline tariffs, the export volumes have doubled, a trend that is ultimately expected to regain the lost market share. KPC, which was pushing for an upward review of the tariffs that include the domestic market, has however protested the reduction ostensibly on the basis that it will have a negative impact on its bottom line. The company wanted an increase to raise funds to service massive debts procured to finance infrastructure investments including the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline constructed at a cost of $473.4 million, and the four new oil storage tanks in Nairobi that cost $50 million. The company has also invested $16 million in the Kisumu Oil Jetty. Mr Oimeke said that KPC has submitted a protest letter to EPRA, which does not amount to an appeal against the new tariffs. “They are yet to submit a detailed appeal to us. What we received is a protest letter. We have written to them and advised on how to structure the appeal accompanied with justification for each item. We will objectively review once we receive the detailed appeal,” he added. According to the Economic Survey 2019, Kenya’s volume of petroleum exports declined to 739.800 tonnes in 2018, from 842.400 tonnes in 2017. Although the value of total exports rose by 7.5 per cent to $374.2 million in 2018 on account of a growth in the value of re-exports, the value of domestic exports of petroleum products dropped by 15.2 per cent to $40.5 million in 2018. DOMESTIC EXPORTS In the first half of 2019, the value of domestic exports stood at $11.5 million from $20.2 million in same period in 2018, a 43 per cent decline. While the volumes of transit petroleum products imports in Kenya have been on the decline, Tanzania has recorded a significant rise in imports entering through the ports of Dar es Salaam and Tanga. Data by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority of Tanzania shows that in the financial year ending June 2018, the volume of transit products stood at 2.6 million litres compared with two million litres for 2017, a 35 per cent rise. Ewura, in its 2018 annual report reckons that importers prefer Tanzania due to the authority’s efforts in ensuring compliance to laws and standards in the downstream petroleum subsector. According to Mr Oimeke, the level of petroleum fuels adulteration in Kenya has significantly reduced since September 2018 when the anti-adulteration of $0.173 per litre was introduced for Kerosene. In addition, dumping has significantly reduced due to improvements implemented to the petroleum fuels marking and monitoring programme since January this year. The improvements include increased frequency of monitoring and stiffer penalties for culprits, which has seen compliance levels for both dumping and adulteration hit 100 per cent as at the end of last quarter. “EPRA has increased surveillance and also enlisted the help of the National Police Service to ensure that the problem is dealt with,” he said. He added that EPRA is working with regional energy regulators under the auspices of the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa to improve compliance across the region. ***   TARIFFS The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has allowed oil marketing companies to pay $30.89 per 1,000 litres in tariffs, down from $60 to transport fuel using Kenya Pipeline Company facilities. The rates will apply for the next three years and will be further lowered to $30.65 in 2020 and $29.07 in 2021. Oil marketers pay on average $80 to ferry oil from Dar es Salaam on trucks but pay $60 tariff on pipeline to Kisumu and a further $35 to truck the product to Uganda, Rwanda and northern Tanzania buying countries. Tanzania has also stepped up competition by increasing efficiencies at the port. According to the Economic Survey 2019, Kenya’s volume of petroleum exports declined to 739.800 tonnes in 2018, from 842.400 tonnes in 2017. But KPC has protested the cut in tariffs. By The Eastafrica

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Kenya retains seat at global maritime council


Kenya has retained its seat on the Council of the International Maritime Organisation, giving it a chance to continue playing a role in global shipping rule making. The vote on Friday evening in London saw 174 member states take part with Kenya retaining its seat under Category C of 20 countries usually reserved for those with special interest in maritime transport or navigation. In Africa, Morocco, South Africa, Liberia and Egypt are the other members of Category C. Kenya holds special interests in maritime transport and navigation as the coastal, port and flag state “whose strategic location along the Eastern Africa coast makes it a most important cog in the wheel of steering global shipping,” according to Maritime Principal Secretary Nancy Karigithu who led the delegation to the polls. “Our re-election to Council will ensure continued representation of a major geographic area in Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes region consisting of the countries Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda,” she said on Saturday. Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu, also the Permanent Representative to the IMO, said he was delighted by the vote result. “It confirms the world’s confidence on our leadership around maritime transport and safety, and our commitment to the Blue Economy,” he said. Kenya joined the IMO in 1973 and was first elected to the Council under Category “C” in 2001 and has been re-elected in subsequent elections to date, the last being in 2017. It is one seat at a UN agency where Kenya has dominated lately. But this election saw heavy lobbying. Some marine and shipping giants like Sweden, Nigeria and Liberia lost their bids. Qatar, a wealthy oil producer as well as Saudi Arabia also lost out. The IMO is the specialised agency that determines rules on shipping safety and environment. With more than 80 per cent of global trade running on seas, the IMO’s regulatory framework determines how shipping lines and ports operate. By The Eastafrica 

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Kenya takes up Nile Basin leadership


Kenya is now chair of the Nile Council of Ministers and will be led by Water Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui. Mr Chelugui takes over from Burundi’s Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Dr Deo-Guide Rurema. The handover was done at a pre-conference in Nairobi on Wednesday, where the Council outlined an ambitious plan for the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI). Regional system On Friday, the Council of Ministers led by NBI Secretariat under the executive director of NBI Prof Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla launched the $5.5 million Nile Basin Regional Hydro-Met System that will enable NBI member states to share reliable data for monitoring of the Nile Basin resources as well as collect data to inform planning to prevent potential conflicts over the use of the Nile waters, said Mr Chelugui. The launch was attended by Water ministers from NBI member states, the Nile Technical Advisory Committee, stakeholders and civil society organisations. The Hydro-Met System project funded by the European Union and the government of Government, will include 79 hydrological monitoring stations, 322 meteorological monitoring stations and upgraded water quality laboratories. To-do list As the chair, Kenya will lead the initiative for a period of one year and is seeking to transform it into a co-operation like other basins around the world. “We want to transform it to a co-operation where equitable use of water resources is practised,” said Mr Chelugui. Top of the to-do list for Mr Chelugui is bringing back Egypt to the Initiative. Egypt left in 2010 to protest the signing of the Co-operative Framework Agreement (CFA) by some member countries, a pact that it was opposed to. Currently, six countries have signed the CFA—Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi—of which only four—Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda — have ratified while Kenya is in the process of ratifying after signing it on May 19, this year. Ethiopia has already deposited the CFA with the African Union, while Sudan reviewed its position in 2010. “We intend to employ persuasion and diplomacy to bring back Egypt. We want to reach consensus and reconciliation on the issues which made the state leave,” Mr Chelugui added. Egypt, on the other hand, wants an alternative agreement which will allow other Nile Basin countries to do projects along the River Nile. The country still stands by the 1929 Nile Waters Agreement and the 1959 agreement between itself and Sudan. Other members of the NBI are South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea as an observer state. River Nile upstream countries have been pushing joint projects, and there is an interconnection and power generation project between Kenya and Uganda (Lessos-Tororo- Bujagali), which is expected to increase cross-border power trade and access to reliable and affordable energy and reduce operational costs, said Mr Chelugui. By The Eastafrica

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Museveni: I won’t spare whoever attacks Uganda


President Museveni has said he will not spare anyone who tries to attack or mistreat Ugandans and Africans. Speaking at the commissioning the CCTV National Command and Control Centre in Kampala yesterday, the President said he considers all Ugandans and Africans part of his family and will even put his life on the line for them. “If you have love for the fatherland, it means all Ugandans are our family members. If you have got this in your head, you will not neglect your duties because you know that any attack any Ugandans is like attacking your child, sister and brother,” Mr Museveni said. “Some people don’t have that feeling. They feel that family members are those from the same woman. But to me, all Ugandans, all Africans are my family; that is why I will cause you a lot of problems. If you are near me and you kill, mistreat or rape an African woman, who is my muzukulu (grandchild), ofudde (you are dead). I can’t spare you,” he added. The President’s remarks left those in attendance puzzled on whether he was referring to the current high crime rate in Uganda or sending a message to external threats. Mr Museveni said defending Africans from oppression is what took him to Mozambique to join freedom fighters in 1968. “What was I looking for? There were no Banyankole. I was not going to greet agandi (a Runyankole greeting meaning how you are?); It is because Mozambicans are Africans and they were being oppressed,” he added. Mr Museveni has previously sent troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), Sudan before the formation of South Sudan as an independent state and now Somalia. Uganda also helped rebels backed by Mr Paul Kagame to capture power in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. The President said some people have attempted to discredit his National Resistance Movement party by killing high profile people in urban areas. “Yet security is my area, my constituency. That is my battle ground. If you want to challenge Uganda, you should look for another constituency. We are going to defeat these criminals. This is just the beginning,” he said. The Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, said CCTV cameras have improved policing in the country. “We have been able to improve of our 999 emergency system and we are now able to identify the location of distress calls in time. With camera and DNA profiling, the institution has registered tremendous success in tracing wanted persons and vehicles,” Mr Ochola said. The function was attended by, among others, Internal Affairs minister Obiga Kania, Security minister Elly Tumwine and Chief of Defence Forces David Muhoozi. By Daily Monitor 

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Disparos de advertencia para dispersar manifestantes anti-ONU en RDC

Las fuerzas de seguridad congoleñas efectuaron disparos de advertencia con balas reales este lunes por la mañana para dispersar a los manifestantes anti-ONU en Beni, en el este de la república Democrática del Congo (RDC), constató un periodista de la AFP. Tras algunos disparos esporádicos, la policía y el ejército dispararon al aire y en ráfagas durante más de 30 minutos ante decenas de jóvenes que se dirigían hacia las instalaciones de la ONU. Siguiendo las consignas, los manifestantes caminaban descalzos y armados con palos. Los militares también usaron palos para dispersar a la muchedumbre. La base civil de la Misión de Naciones Unidas en Congo (Monusco) de Beni fue atacada el lunes pasado por un grupo de manifestantes para denunciar su "inacción" tras la matanza de casi 80 civiles en un mes, supuestamente a manos de un grupo armado. Secundando la llamada de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, se observa una huelga general en Beni, donde no hay ninguna tienda abierta y todas las actividades han sido interrumpidas. Los manifestantes denuncian desde hace varios días la inacción del ejército y de los Cascos Azules presentes en la región, ante las matanzas de las Fuerzas Democráticas Armadas (ADF), de origen ugandés. El domingo un hombre murió en la dispersión de una reunión ante un hotel en Oicha, 30 km al norte de Beni, indicó una fuente de la sociedad civil a la AFP. Tres personas fueron linchadas en 48 horas entre el jueves y el sábado por civiles sospechosos de ser de las ADF, y más de 100 personas han sido masacradas en un mes en la región de Beni.

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The Carters and Habitat for Humanity


By Jeanne Torrence Finley

In October, 95-year-old former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, went to Nashville to participate in the 36th weeklong Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity. Since the couple first connected with Habitat for Humanity, they’ve worked with more than 100,000 volunteers to build, repair or renovate more than 4,300 homes in 14 countries. Although Carter had fallen the previous Sunday and received 14 stitches, he never considered canceling his trip to Nashville. “I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses,” CNN quoted Carter as saying. Aside from their Secret Service detail, the Carters looked much like the other 1,000-plus volunteers on the work site.

Jimmy Carter first became involved with Habitat for Humanity in 1984. One Sunday morning, after delivering a homily at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City, he decided to go for a jog on the Lower East Side. During his run, he passed by a group of Habitat volunteers working on a crumbling tenement in a neighborhood ravaged by drugs and crime. More than 30 years later, he recalled to The Tennessean newspaper, “I saw how desperate they were for help. I just said, in the spur of the moment, ‘We need to come back and help you.’ ” Several months later, he brought 42 volunteers from his community in Plains, Georgia, including Rosalynn, to work at the site. Each night, after their day of work, they slept on the floor of a nearby church. Their work that week was the inspiration for the Carter Work Project, which continues more than three decades later. 

The beginnings of Habitat

The idea behind Habitat for Humanity began at Koinonia Farm, a community farm founded by biblical scholar and farmer Clarence Jordan, just outside of Americus, Georgia. The Habitat website explains that it was there that Millard and Linda Fuller developed the idea of “partnership housing,” through which people in need of decent, affordable housing would work alongside volunteers to build their own homes. The plan was to build the homes at no profit and for the homes to be financed through “The Fund for Humanity,” which would provide no-interest loans from a fund that pooled the donations of supporters with payments from other homeowners in the program.

In 1973, the Fullers moved to Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to put their partnership housing idea to the test. After finding success there, they returned to the United States and started working to develop Habitat for Humanity, which was founded in 1976. The huge growth that Habitat has seen in the years since is attributed largely to the personal involvement of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, who not only have contributed money and their own personal labor but also have raised awareness of the program. 

What does Habitat do?

Today, Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit and ecumenical housing organization that works in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s website shares its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and Habitat welcomes volunteers without regard to religious preference or background.

Habitat helps families through a network that partners volunteers with Habitat homeowners. In addition to their homes, homeowners are provided with an affordable mortgage and receive financial education. When people apply, the family selection committee of each local Habitat chapter considers the applicant’s level of need, their willingness to partner with Habitat and their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan. Habitat also has a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection in which neither race nor religion is a factor. The selected homebuyers then invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” as they work alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.

Habitat says that in addition to building new housing, it also renovates existing homes and helps people who are working to repair their own homes. Beyond its regular activities, the organization also works to address housing needs after natural disasters. Globally, Habitat strives to raise awareness and support for decent, affordable housing; and outside of North America, Habitat works with partner organizations to serve even more families by utilizing creative financing methods.

Church support for Habitat

Many congregations support Habitat both by giving financially and by volunteering. However, some affiliates go even further in articulating the Christian values that underlie their mission. For example, Habitat for Humanity of McLean County (Illinois) names five Christian principles that guide its work and articulate reasons why so many churches offer their support:

1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
2. Focus on shelter.
3. Advocate for affordable housing.
4. Promote dignity and hope.
5. Support sustainable and transformational development.

Habitat of McLean County adds that its “mission and methods” are “predominantly derived from a few key theological concepts foundational to Habitat for Humanity’s history.” These theological concepts are referred to as “The Economics of Jesus” and “The Theology of the Hammer.” The first highlights the importance of giving to those in need “without seeking profit” and emphasizes the ways that God “magnifies the effects of our efforts.” The Theology of the Hammer speaks to the importance of working together, finding common ground, and “putting love into action.” As the group’s website states, “Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.” It then goes on to quote Habitat founder Millard Fuller, who said, “The Bible teaches that God is the God of the whole crowd. God’s love leaves nobody out, and my love should not either.”

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Polystachya galeata – 365 days of orchids – day 1079

Our plants of Polystachya galeata are really flourishing at the moment and we have several plants with with the subtle but attractive pink, green and cream flowers. Like most polystachyas this species is African and is found in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire and Angola. The broad distribution results […]

Lots of Hand Communions in Pope Francis' Zaire Rite

Pope Francis on the 1st Sunday of Advent 1 December 2019. Mass with Congolese Community.

Union des musiciens congolais : Pape God maintenu à la présidence


Magloire Godefroy Bonguili alias Pape God a bénéficié une fois de plus de la confiance de ses collègues, à l’issue des travaux de l’assemblée générale ordinaire qui se sont déroulés le 29 novembre, à Brazzaville.

L’Union des musiciens congolais a tenu son assemblée générale le vendredi 29 novembre dernier à Brazzaville. Plusieurs problèmes que rencontrent ces hommes de culture ont été abordés au cours des travaux.

A l’ordre du jour des assisses de l’Union des musiciens congolais, l’élection du bureau. Le président sortant a fait le bilan de son mandat et s’en est félicité. Candidat à sa propre succession, Magloire Godefroy Bonguili alias Pape God a été maintenu à la tête de cette institution.

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Les attaques anti-ONU en RDC « préméditées, organisées et financées », selon l’ONU


Les attaques anti-ONU ou contre des agents de la réponse à l'épidémie d'Ebola dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo ont été "préméditées, organisées et financées", a déclaré lundi le chef des opérations de la paix des Nations unies, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

"Ca a été organisé et planifié", a déclaré M. Lacroix qui termine lundi à Kinshasa une visite de trois jours en RDC.

"Quand je dis cela ce n'est pas pour minimiser la frustration de la population qui souffre. Nous comprenons tous cette frustration. En même temps il y a clairement des actes qui ont été prémédités, organisés et financés", a-t-il poursuivi sur Radio France internationale (RFI).

"Il ne faut pas qu'il y ait d'impunité. Il faut que les responsables à tous les niveaux soient démasqués et qu'ils puissent répondre leurs actes", a-t-il conclu, sans autre précision.

M. Lacroix doit parler devant la presse à Kinshasa à 14H00 (13H00 GMT).

"Les propos de @Lacroix_UN sur la planification et le financement supposés des manifestations contre la léthargie de la @MONUSCO à #Beni sont un déni de responsabilité et une façon méprisante de méconnaître les frustrations de la population", a réagi sur Twitter le mouvement citoyen Lutte pour le changement (Lucha).

M. Lacroix s'es brièvement entretenu avec des membres de Lucha samedi à Beni, où il a visité une base civile onusienne saccagée par des manifestants lundi dernier.

Il s'est ensuite rendu à Biakato à quelques dizaines de km, où trois agents de la réponse à l'épidémie d'Ebola ont été tués dans une attaque armée jeudi dernier.

A Beni depuis dix jours, des manifestants accusent les Casques bleus et les autorités d'inaction face aux massacres de civils. Au moins sept manifestants ont été tués.

Les forces de sécurité procédaient lundi à des tirs de sommation pour tenter de disperser des manifestants lundi à Beni.

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FMO accused of funding human rights abuses on palm oil plantations


SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch development bank FMO is one of four European lenders accused of financing human rights abuses in the palm oil sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that four state-backed development banks had invested around $100 mln (€91 mln) since 2013 in Feronia. It accuses the company of dumping untreated waste in waterways, exposing workers to dangerous pesticides and paying them less than $1.90 a day, the World Bank’s threshold for ‘extreme poverty’.

Feronia is due to hold a shareholders’ meeting on November 25 in London with the four banks, who also include the Belgian BIO, UK-based CDC Group and Germany’s DEG, to discuss its environmental and social track record.

PHC, Feronia’s subsidiary in DR Congo, is one of the country’s five biggest private employers with more than 10,000 workers on its books and around 100,000 people living on its plantations, which are leased from the government.

HRW said it had interviewed more than 200 people, including more than 100 workers on PHC’s three plantations. Workers complained of skin irritation, pustules, blisters, eye problems or blurred vision.

Two-thirds of men said they had become impotent since starting work. Congolese law requires people employed in high-risk jobs to undergo compulsory medical testing, but the workers on PHC’s plantations said they had never been given their results.

‘Polluted waterway’

HRW also spoke to managers who said that tonnes of untreated waste from PHC’s palm oil mills were dumped into a waterway that flows past workers’ homes, creating a foul stench.

Luciana Tellez, environment and human rights researcher at HRW, called on the development banks to hold Feronia to account over its environmental and labour law violations.

‘These banks can play an important role promoting development, but they are sabotaging their mission by failing to ensure that the company they finance respects the rights of its workers and communities on the plantations,’ she said. ‘The banks should insist that Feronia remedies the abuses and commits to a concrete plan to end them.’

Feronia and FMO told Trouw that wages had been increased this year to €3 per day and that the sewage in the waterways had ‘no environmental effect’. ‘The converse is true: it works well as fertiliser on the plantations,’ said company director Xavier de Carnière.

It is not the first time FMO has come under fire for its investments in developing countries. Last month Trouw reported that at least seven projects financed by the bank, which is 51% owned by the Dutch state, had experienced serious problems.

FMO part-financed dam projects in Honduras and Panama which led to the death of protestors, Trouw said. The director of the company building the Honduras dam has been arrested and charged with involvement in murder.



Inaugurado el rastrillo solidario a favor de Haití y Congo, en Portugalete

Desde ayer domingo, 17 de noviembre, la parroquia de San Ignacio, de Portugalete acoge un Rastrillo solidario a favor de varios proyectos en Haití y la República Democrática de El Congo. El rastrillo podrá visitarse a lo largo de toda esta semana: Desde hoy lunes hasta el viernes, en horario de 17:00 a 21:00 h. y el sábado 23 y domingo, 24, de 12:00 a 21:00 h.

Primate Party Pooper! Grumpy Monkey: PARTY TIME! by Suzanne Lang

One perfectly pleasant afternoon, Jim Panzee found an invitation.

You are invited to Porcupine's party!

Jim Panzee's best friend Norman is ecstatic!
"We can dance!" he exulted.

"Dance?" said Jim. "I can't DANCE!"

"CAN'T DANCE?" cried all the others.

Norman and the other animals pooh-pooh Jim's disclaimer. Hyena insists that anyone can dance. Lizard says to listen to the beat. Ostrich suggests that Jim just strut his stuff. They all demonstrate their best moves. Jim is confused by all of it.

Is Hyena hip hopping? Is Warthog waltzing? Does Lizard do the Lindy Hop?

They drag Jim out and make him try to dance. At last they declare he's ready to party down at Porcupine's bash.

Finally it's the day for grumpy Jim Panzee to reveal his dancing style. He capitulates and joins the Congo line of critters. Everyone is having a ball until suddenly Jim stops in the middle of the music and, in a moment of self-awareness, makes a pronouncement.

The dancers all stop, dumbfounded, and stare at Jim Panzee.

Then someone speaks up.
"Actually," said Water Buffalo, " I don't like dancing, but I never said anything because I thought I was the only one!"

"I always feel silly on the dance floor!" admitted Maribou.

"To be honest," added Bat, "dance floors are too LOUD!"

Porcupine is disappointed. He feels like a bad host and he bemoans the thought that all his party food will be wasted.
"WAIT!" said Jim Panzee. "There's FOOD at this party?"

It seems that there is plenty for everyone to do at Porcupine's party, in Suzanne Lang's sequel to her best-selling picture book, Grumpy Monkey (review here). In her latest, Grumpy Monkey Party Time! (Random House, 2019), with the assistance of artist Max Lang's hilarious illustrations of his curmudgeonly chimp, Lang's deft portrayal of a serious case of social anxiety offers support for those who don't enjoy boogie-ing down to feel fine about socializing in other ways. In a story that speaks to all those different drummers among its readers, Jim Panzee's latest comic adventure stands out in the crowd.

¿Escuchas eso? La selva nos llama

Un año más, el Instituto Jane Goodall lanza su campaña mundial "La selva nos llama" para concienciar sobre el impacto de nuestro consumo tecnológico en los ecosistemas y abogar por la responsabilidad y el avance hacia la economía circular.
La Dra. Goodall tiene una premisa: cada acción y decisión tienen un impacto en el planeta y debemos decidir qué clase de impacto queremos causar. Por eso, el Instituto Jane Goodall lanza su campaña internacional "La selva nos llama", para visibilizar cómo nuestro consumo tecnológico afecta al medioambiente y qué podemos hacer para evitarlo.

¿Por qué es necesaria la campaña "La selva nos llama"?
¿Sabías que en España hay más dispositivos móviles que habitantes? Según el último informe de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, de marzo de 2019, hay 53,4 millones de líneas móviles en nuestro país. De hecho, 13 de cada 100 habitantes tienen dos o más líneas móviles. Salta a la vista que nuestro estilo de consumo está cambiando, así como las herramientas empleadas para hacerlo. No en vano, el 90,1% de los usuarios se conectan a Internet desde sus smartphones y cada día aumenta la cifra de compras online realizadas con este tipo de dispositivos, así como la opción de pago desde los mismos.

Pero, ¿cómo influye esta tendencia en el medio ambiente?
A través de la contaminación por el mal procesamiento de los terminales y la degradación provocada por la extracción de minerales para la fabricación de componentes. Un ejemplo claro es el caso del coltán, un mineral altamente valorado por sus aplicaciones tecnológicas, que permite aligerar el peso de los dispositivos. El 80% de las reservas mundiales de coltán se encuentran en la República Democrática del Congo, una zona de inestabilidad y conflicto, agravado por la práctica de la minería ilegal.
La mayoría de las minas de coltán de la RDC no están reguladas, por lo que las condiciones laborales no ofrecen garantías. Trabajo infantil, muertes por falta de seguridad, control y presión de grupos armados... la población humana sufre explotación e injusticias a causa de la extracción ilegal del coltán. Así mismo, las grandes minas conllevan una terrible degradación del entorno, ya que se agotan los recursos, se talan árboles, se abren caminos de acceso en la selva... El hábitat queda fragmentado y empobrecido, influyendo en las poblaciones de animales de la zona, como los chimpancés y gorilas. Además, esos caminos que atraviesan la selva también son empleados por los cazadores furtivos, facilitando el acceso a la biodiversidad y fomentando el tráfico ilegal de animales silvestres, la segunda causa de extinción de las especies.

Además de la degradación por la extracción de materias primas, la constante renovación tecnológica provoca una ingente cantidad de residuos electrónicos. Estos son altamente dañinos, ya que una sola batería de litio puede contaminar 600.000 litros de agua. Se estima que solo un 16% de las 435.000 toneladas de residuos de móviles que se generan al año en el mundo se reciclan adecuadamente, pese a que hasta el 99% de sus componentes son reutilizables.

¿Por qué ahora?
Se acercan tres de los puntos álgidos del consumismo en el mundo: el Black Friday, el Cyber Monday y las festividades navideñas. Se estima que los españoles realizarán un gasto medio de 240€ en el Black Friday y el Cyber Monday, mientras que se espera que aumentemos el presupuesto medio navideño un 2,2%, hasta los 924 euros por persona.

Vivimos en una economía lineal caracterizada por el usar y tirar y la compra compulsiva, mientras que los recursos disminuyen y el planeta se degrada. Debemos avanzar hacia una economía circular, caracterizada por el rechazo de productos innecesarios, la reutilización, la reparación, la rehabilitación y, finalmente, el reciclaje.

Una estupenda manera de comenzar este camino concierne a nuestro consumo de smartphones. Desde hace años, la venta de móviles inteligentes ha crecido exponencialmente. Pese a que la vida útil de estos dispositivos alcanza los 7 años, los españoles los renovamos cada dos, con el consecuente aumento de residuos y la demanda de recursos. Sin embargo y afortunadamente, este año se ha reducido esta tendencia, ya que otras alternativas están ganando mercado. De este modo, estamos ante un auge de compañías de reparación y rehabilitación de smartphones, tiendas de segunda mano, etc.

¿Qué puedes hacer tú para evitarlo?
Como consumidores, las decisiones que tomamos cada día pueden marcar una gran diferencia. Por ello, con "La selva nos llama" te invitamos a:
  • Rechazar la compra compulsiva de tecnología. ¿De verdad necesitas un nuevo smartphone? Quizás haya alternativas más éticas, como... 
  • Reparar. Si se ha roto la pantalla de tu móvil puedes arreglarla, cada vez más dispositivos permiten el cambio de la batería, etc. 
  • Reutilizar. Los smartphones de segunda mano o reacondicionados son una estupenda opción para evitar la extracción de minerales y también son una alternativa mucho más económica. 
  • Reciclar. Si tu móvil ha agotado definitivamente su vida útil, puedes enviarlo de forma gratuita a "Movilízate por la selva" para su reciclaje. Solo debes descargar la etiqueta prefranqueada y mandarlo, gratuitamente, por correo. Además, si consigues reunir 30 dispositivos, un mensajero irá directamente a recogerlo a donde tú desees. Así mismo, con un envío individual entrarás en el sorteo de un apadrinamiento como "Chimpamig@" de uno de los chimpancés rescatados por el IJG y, si envías 30, lo recibirás de regalo seguro. 

¡Tú puedes marcar una gran diferencia! Toma decisiones éticas cada día, reflexiona sobre cómo influirá cada acción en el entorno, adopta un estilo de vida en concordancia con tu compromiso de protección del planeta...

Como ya sabes, no hay nada más efectivo que predicar con el ejemplo, por lo que te invitamos a compartir tus acciones de reducción de residuos y reciclaje de móviles. Puedes enviar tus viejos dispositivos a "Movilízate por la selva", pero también puedes reunir todos los que haya en desuso en tu hogar, edificio, lugar de trabajo, etc. Así, multiplicarás el beneficio de tu acción, ayudarás a paliar la tremenda catástrofe ecológica y humana en las zonas de extracción de recursos y ganarás un "chimpamig@".

Además, puedes convertirte en un Agente Movilizador, promoviendo en tu entorno la campaña permanente de reciclaje de móviles. Por último, si tienes una empresa, tienda, asociación, etc., puedes adherirte a la campaña y establecer un punto de recolección de móviles en desuso en tu local. Solo tienes que enviar un email a y te enviaremos el material necesario para comunicar la campaña.

Comparte en redes tus acciones movilizadoras con el hashtag #LaSelvaNosLlama y forma parte de esta comunidad comprometida con la protección del entorno y la biodiversidad.
¿Responderás a la llamada de la selva?


CAFCC: Big Spender And Debutants Pyramids FC Hope To Add To Rangers Woefulness In Enugu


After a dream start to their maiden continental campaign with the highlight being a place at the lucrative group stage, Egyptian debutants Pyramids will kick off their group stage campaign away to Nigeria’s Rangers in Enugu.

Last year’s revamp saw Pyramids, founded in 2008 under the name “Al Assiouty Sports” metamorphosing from Egyptian Premier League minnows to big spenders, after Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi acquired ownership of the prominent Egyptian football club. 

Al Shamsi, who was previously the club’s vice president, takes over from Saudi General Entertainment Authority chairman Turki Al Sheikh.
Their first season under the new name “Pyramids FC” ended in a third place finish in the Egyptian top flight, that earned them a place in this season’s Total CAF Confederation Cup.
With the help of experienced players, led by former Al Ahly playmaker Abdullah Elsaid, Ghanaian hitman John Antwi and Burkinabe Eric Traore, Pyramids entered their first ever continental adventure by recruiting ex- Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre to guide them banking on his knowledge of the African game.
The Frenchman guided the debutants to overcome the hurdles at Congo’s Etoile du Congo, Algeria’s CR Belouizdad and Tanzanian giants Young Africans to reach the group stage, with an impressive record of five wins and a draw in six matches, including three away victories.
And they are inspired by their impressive away record as they visit the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu this Sunday, as Group A of the CAF Confederation cup group stage kicks off, with fellow Egyptian outfit Al Masry and fellow debutants Nouadhibou of Mauritania completing the group.

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Rangers enjoyed a preliminary round bye, before defeating Gabon’s AS Pelican and Togo’s ASC Kara on their way to the group stage, where they are looking to do better than last season when they failed to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Having won their previous two home games, Rangers will hope this form carries on to start the group stage on a positive note after appointing former Nigeria coach Salisu Yusuf days ahead of the clash as directed by the football federation for technical support.
Yusuf, who guided Nigeria to a runner-up spot at the Total African Nations Championship in Morocco in 2018 replaces Benedict Ugwu, who was shown the exit door after a 2-0 loss to newly promoted Akwa Starlets in the Nigerian top flight at the weekend.
Full Fixtures
Group A
  • Nouakchott Nouadhibou (Mauritania) vs Al Masry (Egypt)
  • Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) vs Pyramids (Egypt)
Group B
  • Johannesburg Bidvest (South Africa) vs Horoya (Guinea)
  • Cairo El Nasr (Libya) vs Djoliba (Mali)
Group C
  • Berkane RS Berkane (Morocco) vs ESAE (Benin)
  • Kinshasa Motema Pembe (DR Congo) vs Zanaco (Zambia)
Group D
  • Abidjan San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) vs Paradou (Algeria)
  • Agadir HUSA (Morocco) vs Enyimba (Nigeria)

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Ebola workers killed in the DRC

Three health workers fighting to curb the spread of the Ebola virus in the eastern region of DR Congo have been killed and four others critically injured after armed groups attack. A bronze cockerel at Cambridge University that had been looted in a British raid of ancient Benin Kingdom will be repatriated back to Nigeria. Almost 1,000 bronzes were taken after Benin City, in present-day Nigeria, was occupied by imperial troops in 1897, according to the British Museum.

Can Kenya protect its citizens from extreme weather?

Devastating floods are continuing to spread havoc across parts of East Africa. Somalia and South Sudan had been heavily affected and in Kenya more than 56 people have lost their lives. We look at Kenya's state of preparedness with the deputy director of Kenya Meteorological Department, Samwel Mwangi. On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, World Health Organisation's Technical Officer Avni Amin tells us why framing violence against women as a matter of public health may help saving lives. We also hear from Leah Eryenyu, an activist with the Uganda Feminist Forum. A company partly owned by the British Government has been accused of a series of environmental and human rights abuses – in a damning report published today. Human Rights Watch says palm oil producer Feronia, which has plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been dumping untreated waste directly into the rivers used for drinking water, paying some of its workers under 2 dollars a day – and making them work in dangerous conditions.

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Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue

At least two people reportedly killed as demonstrations continue demanding UN peacekeepers leave the Beni area.

12/1/2019: WORLD: Rains claim more lives

AT least four people, including two children, have died in flooding in the Democratic Republic of Congo, days after 41 people died when the capital Kinshasa was battered by torrential rains and landslides. The victims died in the eastern South Kivu...

IHF i-a decernat Cristinei Neagu premiul pentru cea mai bună handbalistă a anului 2018

Federația Internațională de Handbal i-a acordat Cristinei Neagu premiul pentru cea mai bună jucătoare din anul 2018. Decernarea trofeului a avut loc luni, la Kumamoto, la pauza meciului dintre Congo și Japonia, de la Campionatul Mondial de handbal feminin.


Ebola – DR Congo Six new confirmed cases were reported between 20 to 26 November in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. Dengue Fever – Spain On 6 November 2019, the Spanish authorities reported a likely sexual transmission of dengue between two men who have sex with men […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo

In December, the Security Council will need to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) before it expires on 20 December. The 1533 Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sanctions regime expires on 1 July 2020.

10 Maneras de cargarte tu relación de pareja en Vigo


El Miércoles 4 de Diciembre tenemos una cita con el show de Silvia Congost y Patricia Ramírez en el Teatro Cine Salesianos de Vigo. ¡Humor, Psicología y pareja! serán las claves de este evento. No te pierdes 10 Maneras de cargarte tu relación de pareja en Vigo.

La entrada 10 Maneras de cargarte tu relación de pareja en Vigo apareció primero en VigoPlan | Tu Guía de Ocio y Eventos de Vigo y Área Metropolitana.


L’huile de palme, l’ingrédient de tous les scandales écologiques

ENQUÊTE - Peu coûteuse, elle est massivement utilisée par l’industrie agroalimentaire, mais sa culture provoque une importante déforestation. Nous avons enquêté sur cette ruée vers l’or rouge, depuis les rives du fleuve Congo jusqu’aux confins des jungles indonésiennes.

Neagu the best – căpitanul naţionalei a primit trofeul de cea mai bună jucătoare a lumii din partea IHF


Căpitanul naţionalei feminine de handbal a României, Cristina Neagu, a primit, luni, trofeul de cea mai bună jucătoare a lumii în 2018, din partea Federaţiei Internaţionale de Handbal (IHF), în pauza meciului dintre echipele Japoniei şi RD Congo, din Grupa D a Campionatului Mondial din Japonia – relatează Agerpres. Neagu a fost recompensată şi cu […]

Articolul Neagu the best – căpitanul naţionalei a primit trofeul de cea mai bună jucătoare a lumii din partea IHF apare prima dată în DirectMM.


Zimbabweans pushed to the brink by drought and economic meltdown


Unlike previous crises, millions of urban dwellers are threatened along with the rural population.

Millions of people in Zimbabwe are on the brink of starvation as the southern African country struggles with relentless drought and the impact of cyclones, against a backdrop of years of economic decline.

“Within weeks the country may run out of maize, the staple food,” said Verity Johnson of CAFOD. “At best there will be further massive hikes in food prices for an already desperate population, who have seen the price of maize meal [flour] increase five-fold since the beginning of the year. There are severe bread shortages across the country. Where it can be found, a loaf of bread in Zimbabwe now costs up to fifteen times more than it did a year ago. In the struggle to feed their children, parents are going without themselves.”

People are also facing severe water shortages as dams and rivers dry up and urban supplies fail, exacerbated by lack of maintenance. Crippling power shortages are set to get worse, with the Kariba dam, the country’s main source of electricity generation, down to less than a fifth of capacity.

CAFOD is starting to receive worrying reports from volunteer health workers; one told us that he has noticed a number of breastfeeding mothers not able to feed their babies because they [the mothers] are malnourished, and not producing milk.

“People are already dying from poor nutrition and disease as health provision fails, but this could substantially increase”,  Ms Johnson added, warning of “a prevailing sense of despair”.

The UN warns that 7.7 million people, over half of Zimbabwe’s population, are short of food. This is more than anywhere else in the world, apart from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen, all of which are conflict zones.

Unlike previous crises, millions of urban dwellers are threatened along with the rural population. Zimbabwe’s Christian church leaders have cited “systemic corruption, shortages of fuel, prices going out of control and collapse of the health sector” as characterising “the current deteriorating economic crisis”.

Neighbouring maize exporters such as South Africa and Zambia have suffered crop failures of their own, because of the impact of climate change in the region. According to the UN’s Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change, Southern Africa is warming at about twice the global rate and is set to become drier with frequent droughts and increased number of heatwaves. This is a disastrous situation for Zimbabwe, where most of the rural population depend on rain-fed farming to live.

* CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. It works with communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America to fight poverty and injustice. The agency works with people in need regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality



Nom-nom or dinner call? Silverbacks sing as they eat.


  • Recent recordings of gorillas singing as they eat add the species to a lengthening list of musical eaters in the animal kingdom.
  • Two types of songs have been recorded: a hum, and, well, gorilla improv.
  • It's suspected that spoken language may begin with songs.


Sing for your supper, and you'll get breakfast
Songbirds always eat — Moss Hart, The Boys from Syracuse, 1938

Gorillas, too, apparently. Primatologist Eva Luef of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany recently observed — and recorded — two wild western lowland gorillas in the Republic of Congo singing as they ate. The late primatologist Dian Fossey previously described the phenomenon as "belch vocalizations," which sounds about right, especially after our recent Thanksgiving. The new research, however, for the first time ties it to specific behaviors. Luef's finding are published in PLOS ONE.

Gorillas are hardly alone in song: They join other musical species such as chimps, bonobos, frogs, and giraffes. Still Luef's work may offer up some intriguing clues into the origin of language.

Leuf actually caught two type of vocalizations in the dominant silverback blackback adolescent males she observed. It seems that in the wild, they're the only community members with singing rights. In wild primate cultures with less rigid hierarchies, notably chimps and bonobos, everybody gets to chime in at mealtime.

Though in captivity things are a bit different, Ali Vella-Irving of the Toronto Zoo is hardly surprised by Leuf's discovery, she tells New Scientist. She hears this kind of singing all the time. "Each gorilla has its own voice: you can really tell who's singing. And if it's their favorite food, they sing louder."

This jibes with what Luef found: The gorillas seem to be inspired only by their preferred food. She found that "aquatic vegetation or seeds elicited a lot of food calls. And… they never called when they were eating insects like termites or ants." Because of course.


One of Leuf's silverbacks emitted a low-frequency hum as he ate. The scientist hypothesizes two possible meanings for the hum. First, it sounds like a noise of satisfaction. Secondly, says Leuf, since "He's the one making the collective decisions for the group. We think he uses this vocalization to inform the others 'OK, now we're eating.'" Others have suggested it may mean, "Go away, I'm eating here."

Singing the praises of a meal

Another silverback was more improvisatory, singing higher in pitch, and continually giving voice to a series of melodies that didn't repeat. The suspicion is that this ever-evolving ditty was simply a happy tune accompanying happy eating.

Speak Up

The variety of songs and the individuals allowed to sing them among different species provides further insight into the way language incorporating visual signals and sounds may evolve. Earlier research suggests that songs may represent a precursor of our spoken language.These variations also provide clues into each species' social structures, as psychologist Zanna Clay explains: "We think food calls are a very social signal; it's about coordinating feeding events with others. So in gorillas you get the dominant male producing the calls, because he has to keep hold of all the females in his group."

If music is a universal language as is often claimed, does this finding suggest "nom-nom" is a universal song?


DME-MED-S shared post via Reuters: Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff from the epidemic's last strongholds.

DME-MED-S shared post via Reuters: Four killed in attacks against Ebola response centers in Congo

Militia fighters in eastern Congo killed four people and injured several others in attacks on two Ebola response centers on Thursday, in what responders described as a serious setback to efforts to contain the epidemic.

DME-MED-S shared post via Reuters: Fatal attacks on Congo clinics risk resurgence of Ebola epidemic

International organizations warned on Friday of a potential resurgence of Ebola in Congo after deadly militia attacks on health centers forced aid groups to suspend operations and withdraw staff from the epidemic's last strongholds.

Ans De Relations Belgo Congolaises Retrospective Et Perspectives Henri Mova Sakanyi Eddie

Ans De Relations Belgo Congolaises Retrospective Et Perspectives Henri Mova Sakanyi Eddie

How ancient microbes created massive ore deposits, set the stage for early life on Earth

Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early climate warm, and in forming the world's largest iron ore deposits billions of years ago.

Primera parte de Aldo Rosado-Tuero y su riesgosa y peligrosa relación con Julio Martínez Andrade, UN CAIN CUBANO, que se prestó a traicionar a sus hermanos levantados en armas contra la tiranía Castrista

Nota del Bloguista de Baracutey Cubano

Alerto que no se deben creer   ¨a pie juntillas¨ los relatos oficialistas Castristas y mucho menos aquellos  relacionados con  labores de Inteligencia y Contrainteligencia. He leido, por ejemplo,  hasta tres versiones diferentes  de un mismo hecho como fue la operación para acabar con los alzados, si mal no recuerdo, de la oriental región de Gibara. Esos  relatos manipulados   persiguen:   adoctrinar,  hacer una labor de ¨profilaxis¨ y hasta no ¨quemar¨ a algunas personas que pudieran aún estar activas en esas labores a favor de la tiranía.

Nota del Bloguista

El periodista e historiador Castrista y ex miembro del MINIT, ya fallecido en Miami, Juan Carlos Fernández (seudónimo) en su libro Todo es Secreto Hasta un Día (en Cuba me dijeron varias personas que Juan Carlos Fernández había pertenecido a la Sección o Buró Bandas en Pinar del Río; es posible que así sea, pues los diferentes capítulos de ese libro están dedicados a combatientes de la Seguridad del Estado de Pinar del Río), la labor como agente de Tony Santiago llevó a la neutralización de la ¨Operación Silencio¨, de suministro de alimentos y armas mediante ¨drops¨ en paracaidas a los grupos de alzados en el Escambray por parte de la CIA, ya que en un viaje a EE.UU. le había hecho llegar a la CIA un mapa con las ubicaciones para hacer esos lanzamientos; la inmensa mayoría de esos suministros cayeron en manos de las tropas Castristas. Por su labor se hizo la detención de fabricantes de ¨patas de elefante¨y otros materiales explosivos (supongo que hayan sido fusilados) en La Habana así como la detención del Comandante Jesús Carreras, al que el rencoroso Che Guevara se la guardaba desde que estaban en El Escambray.

(Juan Carlos Fernández, hablando por teléfono, y Norberto Fuentes en Miami)

Jesús Carreras era Comandante del Segundo Frente del Escambray y no había querido someterse a la jefatura del Che Guevara y habían tenido sus desavenencias. Jesús Carreras en su conspiración contra el Castrimo confió en Tony Santiago que era Comandante del Directorio Revolucionario 13 de Marzo en el Escambray y esa fue su perdición; fue fusilado. Tony Santiago era veterano de guerra de los EE.UU. y había participado en la guerra del Pacífico contra Japón; participó en la batalla de Iwo Jima, uno de los combates más sangrientos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial donde se distinguió en el combate.

Una observación sobre ese libro de Juan Carlos Fernández: En su primera edición, 1976, en la parte del testimonio fotográfico habían fotocopias de cartas de alzados, como la del Congo Pacheco, que se podían leer con el auxilio de una lupa y comprender el carácter patriótico de la lucha de esos alzados; en la segunda edición del libro, 1981, esas cartas y documentos fueron eliminados.
Tomado de


Nota  del director de Nuevo Acción: Hoy traemos un relato en que un hermano comunista infiltra a un movimiento anticastrista para liquidar a dos sus hermanos, alzados contra los opresores castristas.   El relato está avalado por la propia tiranía que lo explica todo en este capítulo del libro del agente de la Seguridad del Estado cubana Raúl Fernández, quién firma el libro con su nombre de guerra dentro de los servicios castristas:  “Juan Carlos Fernández”.

Este verídico relato está siendo preparado como un argumento para un corto metraje que aspiramos a rodar con TVMambisa y que titularemos “El Caín Cubano”.

UN CAIN CUBANO (tal y como lo relatan sus propios protagonistas castristas)

relaciones. Casi llegaron a botarlo.  Ni mamá ni ninguno de mis otros hermanos se acordaron de los sacrificios hechos por él con todos nosotros. Incluso Remigio le llegó a decir que se buscara un revolver, porque la próxima vez, para verlo tendría que ir al monte”.

“Aquel día jamás se me olvidará. Fue el 8 de enero de 1965 y había una fiesta en el pueblo. Pero yo no asistí. Hice lo que hacía meses tenía premeditado; presentarme a Seguridad del Estado con el fin de ayudar a acabar con los bandidos. (Continuará)

Tomado de


Por Aldo Rosado-Tuero

Desde el principio de la llegada de Fidel Castro al poder, cuando se comienza a ver brotar el enorme rechazo al totalitarismo comunista entre los que habíamos sido opositores a la dictablanda de Batista, principalmente los provenientes del Movimiento 26 de Julio, el incipiente totalitarismo, comenzó la táctica de tratar de infiltrar a los grupos que nos le oponíamos; pero, ya sea, bien porque sus aparatos de inteligencia aún no se habían perfeccionado o por el hecho que la mayoría de los que ya conspirábamos en contra de la implantación de una tiranía comunista, proveníamos del Movimiento 26 de Julio, nos permitió a nosotros también lograr un cierto grado de infiltración entre los que trataban de infiltrarnos a nosotros.

Hoy voy a relatar lo que constituyó una victoria de nuestra infiltración y como se eliminó a un peligroso grupo de infiltrados castristas que—al igual que lo hiciera después La Red Avispa—ya desde fines del 1960 y principios de enero del 1961, tenían la misión de marchar a los Estados Unidos, para espiar a favor del castrismo.

Desde temprano en el 1959, comenzamos nuestra tarea de preparar condiciones para oponernos por las armas a la instauración de lo que veíamos venir, como una tiranía totalitaria de signo comunista, junto a un buen grupo de ex combatientes tanto de las sierras como del llano, que no estábamos dispuestos a observar en silencio como nos aherrojaban la patria.

En la esquina de las calles Luz Caballero e Industria, en la ciudad de Caibarién, existía una enorme arboleda de mangos en la que funcionaba la gallería de mi tío Ramón “Mongo” Rosado. Allí, con la anuncia del propietario, se estableció el cuartel general de los que ya preparábamos alzamientos, ayudábamos a los alzados del Escambray y del frente Norte de Las Villas, repartíamos propaganda, realizábamos sabotajes y conseguíamos armas, municiones y medicinas. Por la gran cantidad de personas que visitaban diariamente la gallería donde funcionaba una valla y los muchos gallos de distintos propietarios que mi tío cuidaba, el lugar era perfecto para reunirnos sin levantar grandes sospechas.

Pero parece ser que el G-2 comenzó a sospechar y se empezaron a aparecer por la gallería una serie de personas de las que los anticomunistas sospechábamos que se dedicaban a la chivatería. Entre ellos estaba un primo hermano mío—cuyo hermano mayor más adelante dirigió el piquete de milicianos que nos detuvo, entre muchos otros cangrejeros, a mi tío Mongo y a mí—que me conocía de mis correrías en el clandestinaje contra Batista, al que muy inteligentemente me le acerqué un día y le dije- “Oye me parece que andamos en lo mismo y no hemos coordinado”. Su respuesta fue franca—tal vez producto de sus pocos años y su inexperiencia como chivato—“Coño y yo que creía que tú estabas con los enemigos”. Mi primo tragó el anzuelo y todos los días yo le sacaba las informaciones que él conseguía.

Desde antes de la conversación con mi primo chivatón, a la gallería acudía, con dos o tres subordinados, soldados del Ejército Rebelde, el capitán Tomasito Pena, hermano del difunto Comandante Felix Pena, ¿suicidado?, después que como Presidente del tribunal revolucionario de Santiago de Cuba, absolviera a los pilotos de la Fuerza Aérea de la República. Tomasito había llevado varios ejemplares de gallos finos para que mi tío se los cuidara y era visita seguida de la gallería.

(Comandante Antonio ¨Tony¨ Santiago, agente ¨Oliverio¨para la Seguridad del Estado )

El capitán Pena, unos días después de mi conversación con mi primo en que le hice creer que yo estaba en lo mismo que él, comenzó a tratarme con mucha deferiencia y a tratar de hacerse amigo mío y de algunos de los patriotas anticomunistas que me acompañaban.

Por los últimos días del 1960, no sé si por una indiscreción de mi primo o de Tomás Pena, o de otro de los infiltrados castristas, que habían sido infiltrados por los anticastristas, el movimiento subterráneo se enteró que se preparaba una importante misión, por parte del G-2, mediante la cual introducirían en los EE.UU. a un grupo de espías, entre los que se encontraba un ex Comandante de la sierra, que se estaba haciendo pasar como enemigo de la revolución. En los primeros días de enero, ya la resistencia anticastrista tenía más detalles de la “operación”. Los planes de los falsos anticastristas eran llevarse el magnífico velero “El Pensativo”, de Arcadio Oliva fondeado en Caibarién y con el que marcharían hacia los Estados Unidos, en su importante misión, ya que la tiranía esperaba la inminente invasión de los cubanos que se entrenaban en Guatemala y la isla Vieques.

De inmediato la alta dirigencia de la resistencia, avisó a Miami. Un importante dirigente nos notificó que ya se había avisado y que Antoñico “El Isleño” se encargaría de eso.

Antoñico “El Isleño”, Antonio Pérez Quesada, era el hombre que mejor se conocía los cayos y los canalizos de la Costa Norte de Las provincias centrales de Cuba y además, sabía perfectamente las rutas de escape de Caibarién a La Florida. Por eso lado, se podría dormir tranquilo. El "él se encargará" era más que una frase, una seguridad para los que conocíamos del coraje y del patriotismo de "Antoñico".

La resistencia, muy cuidadosamente montó una guardia en el muelle donde atracaba “El Pensativo”; y así se pudo avisar de inmediato a Miami, la noche en que los castristas zarparon. Era el 9 de enero del 1961.

Yo al menos no supe nada más sobre el asunto, hasta unos días después de llegar a Miami, el 11 de julio de 1961. Aquí me enteré que “El Pensativo” fue interceptado en aguas cerca de Cayo Sal por una lancha artillada procedente de Miami y que fue hundido, pereciendo todos los que en él viajaban. Unos años después, en una clara mañana con un mar en calma total, Antoñico me llevó al lugar del hundimiento y pude ver en el fondo los restos del que había sido unos de los veleros más hermosos y famosos del Puerto de Caibarién.

(De espaldas, el reportero Oscar Angulo, de pie, con el sombrero australiano Aldo Rosado-Tuero en el viaje en que comprobó por sus propios ojos, la derrota inflingida al castrato que narra en este artículo. Quizás en esta foto se encuentre Antoñico ¨El Isleño¨, pero Aldo no lo señala en el post de donde tomé la foto. Comentario del bloguista de Baracutey Cubano)

Pasaron muchos años antes de que la tiranía hablara del incidente y de esta importante derrota inflingida a ellos por los anti castristas.

La tiranía ha reconocido que el Comandante que dirigía la misión era el comandante del Directorio Revolucionario, Antonio "Tony" Santiago, que había actuado en las montañas del Escambray, durante la lucha contra Batista y que siguiendo instrucciones de la Seguridad castrista se había infiltrado en alguno de los grupos contrarrevolucionarios siendo en realidad “El agente Oliverio”, del G2 y que venía a Miami, con una importante misión, tal vez si más importante, que la que llevaron a cabo años después, los integrantes de la Red Avispa.

Según la tiranía, allí murieron, además de Tony Santiago, Juan Bautista Hernández, Lisandro Sánchez Nieto y Francisco Pequeño Saéz.

Pero si la memoria no me engaña yo tenía la seguridad de que en ese velero venían además un gran grupo de soldados rebeldes, comandados por el capitán Tomás Pena.

Ahora la tiranía no habla de esos, tal vez para minimizar la derrota, pero lo cierto es que yo no ví más nunca a Tomasito Pena en la gallería y abandoné el país sin saber nunca más de él.

Lo cierto es que fue un gran triunfo de la resistencia interna y de los bravos que desde aquí arriesgaban a diario la vida, llevando pertrechos, realizando ataques armados, infiltrando y ex filtrando combatientes anti castristas.

NOTA: Este es mi humilde homenaje a un hombre, acusado de "pirata" por la tiranía, a un pescador que siempre estuvo dispuesto a llevar lo que fuera a los costas cubanas, cuyo nombre (Antonio Pérez Quesada) habrá de aparecer algún día en la Historia patria y al que un día, "después del viento y del fuego" habrá que levantarle un monumento en mi querido Caibarién, muy cerca del mar al que él tanto amó y en el que vivió dos tercios de su vida.

Mi tío Mongo fue condenado a varios años de cárcel y murió poco después de ser liberado, de un cáncer, que se comenzó a manifestar en las mazmorras castristas y que nunca le trataron mientras permaneció en prisión. Mi primito chivato, aún está en Cuba y no sé si ya se arrepintió, como su hermano mayor, que anda por estos lares. Razón por la que no doy su nombre.


Pope Francis opens Advent season with Congolese rite Mass, warns against consumerism

Pope Francis opens Advent season with Congolese rite Mass, warns against consumerism Kerry Weber Sun, 12/01/2019 - 11:42


Is DR Congo on the brink? | Al Jazeera

More than 80 people have been killed in recent weeks in continuing attacks by rebel groups in the northeast.

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT: Conseiller Technique Principal (CTP) Cinquième Recensement Général de la Population et de l?Habitation (RGPH-5) du Congo

UNFPA: INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT: Conseiller Technique Principal (CTP) Cinquième Recensement Général de la Population et de l?Habitation (RGPH-5) du Congo in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. Closing date: 1970-01-01

Un(e) Administrateur (trice) à la Nutrition, NOB, TA, Bukavu, #112100 (Réservé aux nationaux RDC)

UNICEF: Un(e) Administrateur (trice) à la Nutrition, NOB, TA, Bukavu, #112100 (Réservé aux nationaux RDC) in Congo, Dem. Rep. Closing date: 2019-11-30

Medical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)

WHO: Medical Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases) in Congo-Brazzaville. Closing date: 2019-12-03

Technical Officer, Vector Borne Diseases Control

WHO: Technical Officer, Vector Borne Diseases Control in Congo-Brazzaville. Closing date: 2019-12-03

ADORATION with Evangelist Mac & featuring Myra McIlwain Reflections From Africa

During the month of October into early November, Evangelist Mac, his wife Myra, Africa Needs U Executive Director Rev. Paul Taiwo and Mitchell Loxton of Loxton Construction traveled to Kigali, Rwanda as part of an effort through Thirst No More Corporation to expand on a smart classroom/primary and secondary school/recreational center with a partnering organization called Trinitas Group LTD. This same group also ventured into Kinshasa, DR Congo to support Parole de Verite Church and the ministry of Pastor Eric Mavinga MASAILA. Our program this month will find Evangelist Mac and Myra reflecting on their time and experiences on the mission field. We will discuss the 25th year anniversary of the terrible genocide that took place in Rwanda between rivaling tribes (Tsutsi's and Hutu's). We will share our own impressions of the weight of losing over 800,000 lives and how we can see hope in the aftermath of such devastation. We will also share our feelings concerning the ministry in DR Congo and how Pastor Mavinga has galvanized his people to press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 

Gender equality: Cameroon among medium countries in Africa with global score of 0.59 out of 1 (McKinsey)


On November 26, 2019, on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit 2019 (November 25-27) in Kigali, Rwanda, the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey's independent research institute, presented its 2019 report on gender equality in Africa entitled “The Power of Parity.”

According to the presentation, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia are the countries with medium inequality between genders. Their scores are improving towards parity at work and in society, compared to other African countries.

Cameroon’s scores according to the McKinsey Global Institute are 0.53 out of 1 on parity at work; 0.71 on opening up the formal and informal economy to women; 0.35 on legal protection of women's rights in politics; 0.78 on protecting the integrity of women; 0.62 on gender inequalities in society; 0.52 on access to professional and technical occupations, etc. Cameroon's final score for gender parity is 0.59 to 1.

The continent's leading countries are South Africa (0.76), Namibia (0.72), Rwanda (0.69), Zimbabwe (0.66) and Lesotho (0.64).

Sylvain Andzongo, reporting from Kigali


Cameroon: Still another fire in a market in Douala


In the night of November 23 to 24, 2019, fire broke out at Cité des palmiers market in Douala, the Cameroonian economic capital. According to our sources, the flames burned more than 50 shops, stalls and other merchant counters.

The first research on the reasons for this disaster, in a Cameroonian market, points to a short circuit created by the anarchic electrical connections, which are recurrent practices in the country's markets.

As a reminder, the same reasons had led, in the night of February 23 to 24, 2019, to a fire that consumed more than 150 shops in the Congo market, in Douala.  




O hotel se encontra na zona sul da cidade, 6 kms do aeroporto de Congonhas, 8 kms do centro da cidade. Voltado para o público de negócios que rodeia a região da Av. Luis Carlos Berrini. Todos os banheiros dos apartamentos possuem hidromassagem,...
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Investigational Drugs Reduce Risk of Death from Ebola Virus Disease


The investigational therapeutics mAb114 and REGN-EB3 offer patients a greater chance of surviving Ebola virus disease (EVD) compared to the investigational treatment ZMapp, according to published results from a clinical trial conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


World Vision statement on Ebola aid workers killed in DRC

"We are desperately sad to hear reports of the deaths of a number of Ebola aid workers who were killed in the line of duty – giving their lives to help vulnerable communities in eastern DR Congo," says Anne-Marie Connor, National Director for World Vision DR Congo

Event Update For 2019-11-24


The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2019-11-24 - Passenger plane pilot, man, 49, has heart attack in flight, makes emergency landing then dies, in Rostov-on-Don (Russia):

Quote: "A Russian pilot was forced to make an emergency landing when he suffered a heart attack in the cockpit before dying. The 49-year-old was flying the Russian state airline Aeroflot Airbus 320 on a domestic flight from Moscow at 9144m when he became ill. The pilot managed to make an emergency landing at Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday (local time) before he received medical help on arrival, The Mirror reports. However, he was pronounced dead upon landing."

2019-11-24 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Dartmouth (Britain):

2019-11-24 - Underground explosion blows street apart in Mirpur (Bangladesh):

Quote: "Accumulated gas is thought be the reason for the explosion A huge explosion has cracked a portion of a road wide open in Mirpur 60ft road. The explosion occurred at the Pirerbagh around 9:15pm in Dhaka on Sunday."

2019-11-24 - Grass ignites in yard at home shortly after midnight, fire spreads to home, in Ogden (Utah):

Quote: "Witnesses reported seeing the fire start in the grass in the front yard."

2019-11-24 - Waste facility heavily damaged by huge fire in Guildford suburb of coastal Perth (Australia):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame and explodes while parked at home on Lakeshore Drive in Shuniah (Canada), 1200 feet from Lake Superior:

2019-11-24 - Man goes into cardiac arrest in the water during Ironman competition and dies in coastal Cozumel (Mexico):

Quote: "Brazilian Ironman participant, Paulo Pereyra, died during the swimming competition after suffering a cardiac arrest in Cozumel. The accident happened Sunday during the swimming phase of the event. Pereyra was about 150 meters into his swim when participants saw him suddenly sink. He was pulled from the water and rushed to hospital where he later died."

2019-11-24 - Wild hogs attack and kill woman outside home in Anahuac (Texas):

Quote: "Authorities confirm an attack by wild hogs caused the death of a woman whose body was found in the front yard of an Anahuac home Sunday. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said in a press conference Monday afternoon the Jefferson County medical examiner's office formally ruled the cause of death as 'exsanguination due to feral hog assault.'"

2019-11-24 - Luxury yacht bursts into flame while docked in coastal Marbella (Spain):

Note: This is the 949th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on South Frontage Road in Meridian (Mississippi):

2019-11-24 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame at building site near Grahn (Kentucky):

Quote: "The call came in to 911 one day last week. An excavator was on fire at a building site. The machine was in the Grahn fire district so the dispatcher paged Grahn firefighters. None of them could respond. All of the firefighters have day jobs and were at work."

2019-11-24 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame twice in one day in Mahoe (New Zealand), near the coast:

Quote: "Fire crews had to extinguish a digger fire in central Taranaki not once, but twice in the same day."

Note: These are the 2031st, 2032nd and 2033rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-11-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Quincy (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Quick work by Quincy firefighters on Sunday stopped a truck fire from spreading to the two houses it was parked in between. Quincy Fire Deputy Chief Gary Smyth said firefighters were fast in getting to and putting out a truck on fire on Grossman Street on Sunday. The call for the fire came in at about 11:25 a.m."

2019-11-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 8 in Shelton (Connecticut):

2019-11-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 184 near Morristown (New York):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in state commuter lot in Tolland (Connecticut):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:56 AM while parked at car dealership in coastal Oxnard (California):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 in Spokane (Washington):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame on street in Telangana (India):

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage at mall, fire spreads to other cars, in Bucharest (Romania):

Quote: "Hundreds of people were evacuated from the Sun Plaza mall in Bucharest’s District 4 on Sunday afternoon, November 24, after a car caught fire in the shopping center’s underground parking lot. Firefighters extinguished the fire and several people were taken to the hospital, according to local Digi24."

2019-11-24 - Car bursts into flame just after 2 AM while parked near home in Fraddon (Britain):

2019-11-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):

2019-11-24 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at Katzie First Nation (Canada):

2019-11-24 - Car and mobile home destroyed by fire in Coffee City (Texas), nobody there:

2019-11-24 - Crane and heavy equipment business heavily damaged by fire near the Hudson River in Albany (New York):

Quote: "Albany Fire Chief Joseph Gregory said there were no reports of injuries from flames that damaged the two-story structure that houses All-Lifts, a company that supplies cranes and other heavy equipment use to move cargo and other items."

Quote: "The smoke was so high that it was visible from surrounding neighboring as well as Rensselaer on the other side of the Hudson River."

2019-11-24 - Landmark business destroyed by fire at 1:52 AM along I-44 near Redings Mill (Missouri):

2019-11-24 - Weis Markets grocery store heavily damaged by fire at 1:10 AM in Gap (Pennsylvania):

2019-11-24 - Garage destroyed by fire shortly before 6 AM at home on Wilson Switch Road in Borden (Indiana):

2019-11-24 - Home damaged by fire on North 13th Avenue in Marshalltown (Iowa), 4 pets killed, nobody there:

2019-11-24 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in West Springfield (Massachusetts):

2019-11-24 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 5:40 AM on Box Avenue in Buffalo (New York):

2019-11-24 - Home destroyed by fire on Lake Vermilion east of Cook (Minnesota):

2019-11-24 - Home destroyed by fire along the Cumberland River in Old Hickory (Tennessee):

Quote: "The Fire Marshal says crews battled an early morning fire today at 47 Jones Circle in Old Hickory. He says the house collapsed on itself so crews are on a boat on the river trying to put the fire out underneath where it collapsed."

2019-11-24 - Home destroyed by fire on Love Road in East Bernstadt (Kentucky), 1 injured:

2019-11-24 - Apartment building damaged by fire on Bankers Lane in Indianapolis (Indiana), 2+ injured:

2019-11-24 - Apartment building damaged by fire just after 5 AM on Bensalem Boulevard in Bensalem Township (Pennsylvania):

2019-11-24 - Condo building damaged by fire in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2019-11-24 - Motel damaged by fire on Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro (Tennessee), 2 injured:

2019-11-24 - Kihei Beach Resort damaged by fire in coastal Kihei (Hawaii):

2019-11-24 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:35 AM in the West Englewood area in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2019-11-24 - Deadly fire burns home in Napavine (Washington), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:30 AM on East Wilson Street in Streator (Illinois), 2 killed:

2019-11-24 - Deadly fire burns home on North Morris Street in Slocomb (Alabama), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Deadly fire burns workshop in Niagara Falls (Canada), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Vacant commercial building destroyed by fire in Palm Desert (California):

2019-11-24 - Vacant 5-story commercial building destroyed by fire in Van Nuys (California):

2019-11-24 - Sumatran rhino now extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies:

2019-11-24 - Man, 33, dies in hot spring at 4 AM near Meadow (Utah):

Quote: "At about 4 a.m., two witnesses saw MacGregor go under the surface, Clark said. He did not reappear after about 2 minutes, and the witnesses called 911."

2019-11-24 - Man, 60, found dead in the Santa Clara River, empty 'ghost boat' found too, near coastal Oxnard (California):

2019-11-24 - Man, 43, has 'medical episode' and drops dead at home while under house arrest in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A 43-year-old man who was in the custody of Metro Police and the Clark County Detention Center suffered a medical episode at home and died Friday. He was under house arrest."

2019-11-24 - Man, 20, has 'medical emergency' at jail and dies in Nash County (North Carolina):,195617

2019-11-24 - Man has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead while driving , corpse-driven car crashes into parked car, in Carroll County (Maryland):

Quote: "Through investigation by the CPD and the Carroll County Coroner's Office, it has been determined that Mr. Mahuron died from a medical emergency prior to striking the parked vehicle."

2019-11-24 - Man, 31, found dead in creek off of Creekside Drive in Greenville County (South Carolina):

2019-11-24 - Person found dead in submerged car in water along Highway 64 in Polk County (Tennessee):

2019-11-24 - Restauranteur, man, 38, found dead at home in Beverly Hills (California), near the coast:

2019-11-24 - Man found dead in Kitty Creek in Monticello (Iowa):

2019-11-24 - Man found dead along I-435 in Kansas City (Missouri):

Quote: "There were no obvious signs of what caused the death, so police are continuing to investigate."

2019-11-24 - Cop, woman, found dead on duty in Malmsbury (Australia):

Quote: "An on-duty policewoman stationed in suburban Melbourne was found dead on Friday morning. The body of the sergeant, from the northwest region, was found in central Victoria. A Victoria Police statement said she was located near Mollison St in Malmsbury at 9am. 'Her death is not being treated as suspicious,' the statement said."

2019-11-24 - Boy, 15, dies in pond in Madurai (India):

2019-11-24 - Woman in her 30s found dead on Park Road in Mallow (Ireland):

2019-11-24 - Man, 70, slumps over dead at the wheel, corpse-driven car lightly hits another car, in Nuneaton (Britain):

Quote: "A motorist has died after collapsing behind the wheel of a car in Nuneaton. Despite their best efforts medics confirmed that the man, who has not been identified, had died at the scene in Manor Court Road yesterday afternoon (November 24)."

2019-11-24 - Several people sicken on cruise ship in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2019-11-24 - Small passenger plane crashes into homes, bursts into flame, in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), 27+ killed:

2019-11-24 - Small plane crashes at airport in Milton (Florida), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Small plane crashes into the Red River near Shreveport (Louisiana), engine failure:

2019-11-24 - Fire truck slams into car in Chicago (Illinois), 5 injured:

Quote: "One woman was critically injured and four firefighters were treated for injuries suffered Sunday morning on the city’s South Side in a crash that was apparently the result of faulty breaks on the fire engine, police said."

2019-11-24 - Tractor trailer overturns on I-80 near Wanship (Utah), 2 injured:

2019-11-24 - Van veers off road and overturns in Clearfield Township (Wisconsin), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Pickup truck veers off road at 4:20 AM, crashes into tree, on Route 27 in Manchester (Maryland), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Car crashes off highway in Redding (California), 2 killed:

2019-11-24 - Car crashes into median and overturns on Route 25 in coastal Wareham (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2019-11-24 - Car crashes and bursts into flame at 11:30 PM on overpass in Pacoima (California):

2019-11-24 - Naked man, 66, speaks gibberish, swings belt and throws objects, at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park along the Cumberland River in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "The paperwork states she told officers the man was naked and speaking gibberish, while also swinging a belt and throwing objects, scaring tourists who were attempting to use the restroom."

2019-11-24 - Landslide destroys bridge in coastal Savona (Italy):

2019-11-24 - Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Adak (Alaska):

2019-11-24 - The most mind-boggling scientific discoveries of 2019 include the first image of a black hole, a giant squid sighting, and an exoplanet with water vapor:

2019-11-24 - Many businesses planning on shuttering stores in 2020:

Quote: "A staggering number of stores have shut down in 2019: more than 9,000, way up from the 5,800 that closed in 2018, according to Coresight Research. But 2020 might be the grimmest year so far."

2019-11-24 - Deutsche Bank to fire over 4,000 employees and another 18,000 to follow by 2022:

2019-11-24 - Psilocybin for major depression granted 'Breakthrough Therapy' designation by FDA:


EU allocates €50 million to fight Ebola and malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. The European Commission has today announced €50 million to help the most vulnerable people affected by the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The funding will address urgent needs and provide continued support to the Congolese population, notably to improve food security and access […]

Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The violence killed four […]

Measles claims more than twice as many lives than Ebola in DR Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Since the beginning of 2019, measles has taken more than 5,000 lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Wednesday, pointing out that over 90 per cent of the deaths were children under-five. “While the […]

UN working to prevent attacks on civilians in eastern DR Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were conducting extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesday, one day after demonstrators set fire to buildings to protest lack of civilian protection in the face of attacks […]

UN mission in DR Congo appeals for calm as violent protests continue

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has met with national authorities in the wake of an attack against its headquarters in Beni on Monday, which left the building badly damaged. An angry crowd set fire […]

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Violence Scared Off These Islands’ Doctors, Now Health Care Arrives By Boat


LAMU ARCHIPELAGO, Kenya ― The motor sputters to life, kicking up saltwater and spitting a cloud of exhaust into the pre-dawn stillness. 

The captain and his deputy help two doctors from Nairobi, three medical assistants and a nurse climb aboard. They cram themselves among the waterproof boxes packed with vaccines and sterile equipment. As daylight breaks, they’re speeding northeast along the Indian Ocean coast toward some of Kenya’s poorest and most isolated villages, where there are few doctors and locals have little access to health care. 

The Safari Doctors team packs medicines in boats and travels to remote villages where health care is a luxury.

The team is part of Safari Doctors, a nonprofit that makes monthly trips deep into the Lamu Archipelago on Kenya’s dazzlingly beautiful northern coast. The word “safari” means “to travel” in East Africa’s Swahili language ― and the dozen or so villages the team visits on each trip require a difficult journey. To reach their first destination, the mainland village of Kiangwe, they weave the boat through a maze of channels, mangrove forest and white sand beaches for two hours, then set up a makeshift clinic and treat as many people as they can before moving on, zigzagging across the sea and camping out under the stars for several nights.

“Safari Doctors are the only doctors we see,” said Fatuma Ahmed, 24, a mother of a wailing baby girl, waiting to see the medics in Kiangwe. The nearest hospital is days away ― too far to reach on her own, she said. 

Since 2015, the Safari Doctors group has served a population of subsistence farmers, fishers and herders in a region that borders war-torn Somalia. Regular attacks inside Kenya by the Somali-led militants known as al-Shabab frightened off many of the doctors in Lamu County. Clinics have closed, leaving villagers without the tools they need to avoid diseases such as leprosy and polio. For some of the locals who came to meet the team on their October trip, these free monthly pop-up clinics are the difference between life and death.

Red outline shows approximate area of Safari Doctors' routes.

“We could walk to Somalia from here,” Harrison Kalu, the team’s nurse, told HuffPost as he carefully put two drops of polio vaccine into the mouth of a crying toddler in Kiangwe. Somalia has struggled to contain a polio outbreak due to low vaccine coverage. The disease spreads quickly among unvaccinated children and can cross country borders with human travelers, warns the World Health Organization. Under these circumstances, the WHO recommends that health professionals in Kenya monitor vulnerable communities and keep distributing vaccines.

“Without vaccinations, people would really suffer,” said Kalu, 67, a former member of the Kenyan navy who has worked as a nurse for almost 50 years. As a staffer for Safari Doctors, he directs the organization’s teams in the field.

It is not only children they help. Everyone from the villages comes to the clinics when the doctors arrive.

“My hands are too sore to work,” said fisherman and farmer Mohammed Adan, showing an infected wound from when he cut himself while hoeing his fields. “If I can’t work, my family will go hungry.”

Harrison Kalu, the nurse for Safari Doctors, leads the group's teams in the field.

Kalu and his team can see as many as 800 patients on each sailing trip. They stop for only a few hours in each village, setting up their gear inside crumbling community halls or thatch-roof buildings. Outside, families wait in snaking lines for a checkup. In Kiangwe, HuffPost observed that several of the patients who arrived at the clinic were soldiers from Kenya’s army, posted in bush forts to defend against the al Qaeda-aligned al-Shabab insurgents.

Al-Shabab guerrillas, fighting to establish an Islamist state, made international headlines in 2013 for attacking the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, killing dozens. But the group had been active in Lamu County in years prior: In 2011, militants kidnapped a French vacationer on Manda Island ― a destination for wealthy foreign tourists. Numerous violent incidents rocked the county for the next several years.

“It was terrifying for my family,” said Faisal Abdi, a farmer and patient at one of the clinics, talking of the times five years ago when al-Shabab was at its most dangerous. “We had to run and hide when the fighting came close.”

Kenyan military forces havepushed much of the insurgent force out of the rural areas and across the border into Somalia.

“These days, things are better, as the army has bases close by,” added Abdi. “But still they [the militants] hide in the forests close by.”

Each trip by Safari Doctors takes several days. Before launching their boat, they pack waterproof boxes with medicines and supplies.

The threat from al-Shabab is not completely gone, and the remaining militants know that teams from Safari Doctors visit this area, Kalu told HuffPost.

In one raid on a village the doctors visit, when they stole equipment left by the team for its next trip, the militants asked the community where Kalu the nurse was. “They asked for me by name,” Kalu said.

Still, he said he isn’t ready to stop coming because the need is so great. 

When the violence was at its peak, the local government did what it could to keep medical clinics staffed ― but the Lamu region now has only 10 doctors serving about 150,000 people, according to Safari Doctors.

“Due to the security situation, people did not feel safe to be in some of the areas, so some services closed,” said Dr. Victor Tole, chief officer for medical services in the Lamu government. “People had no other alternative for health care.”

The dearth of rural doctors means that local health workers, who have some medical training (often informal) and a deep knowledge of the community’s needs, rely heavily on Safari Doctors.

“Without Safari Doctors coming every month, I would have had to cope with all the medical problems,” said Omar Mohammed, a community health worker who runs a medicine dispensary serving Kiangwe’s scattered huts. The organization’s visits have “made a big difference to people’s health,” he added. 

Most of the villagers who come to see the Safari Doctors arrive with common ailments ― coughs, colds, cuts and sores. The medical staff performs routine checkups, then screens for more insidious illnesses. 

“I’ve come because my daughter has a high fever,” said Zainab Bakari, a 26-year-old mother of two who spoke to HuffPost. “The doctors here helped my son last year, so I’ve returned with my daughter because she is sick.”

This time, the doctors say it is a stomach infection that will soon clear. But Bakari was right to worry: The area has seen outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya, mosquito-borne diseases that can be fatal. There is also the risk of elephantiasis, a painful and disfiguring parasitic disease that causes body parts to swell to unnatural sizes. Even the risk of leprosy remains. Last year, two patients who had the infection got the medicine and were cured, but doctors need to keep a constant eye out for others who may suffer.

Safari Doctors carry supplies ashore at one of the stops on their route. The group sets up mobile clinics in each village for a few hours before moving on to the next stop. Each night, they camp out under the stars with people from the community.

It’s important that people have consistent access to health care to have a chance of preventing outbreaks, Kalu said. “You can’t just come to give health care when there is a big outbreak. At that point, it is too late, and you are dealing with diseases as an emergency.”

If one area does not have health care, diseases can spread unchecked to nearby areas.

“Infections do not have boundaries,” saidDr. Monique Wasunna, Africa director of theDrugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), which develops treatments for patients who otherwise might get no help. 

“Even in remote areas, there is movement in and out, so the communities around are at risk, too ― even if they have preventive measures and primary health care,” added Wasunna, a tropical medicine specialist who is not connected with Safari Doctors.

Umra Omar, 36, who founded Safari Doctors in 2015, grew up on the Lamu Archipelago and returned after completing her studies in the United States. Even before the militant attacks, medical services were not reaching people in Lamu County who needed them most, she said. A majority of people here live in rural areas, while major health care facilities are in places where the population is denser, she said. The same is true across countries in the developing world. Conflict makes travel even riskier.

On some trips, Safari Doctors travels by wooden dhow -- a traditional Indian Ocean ship with a triangle sail -- instead of a motorboat. The dhow is slower, meaning the team can't visit as many villages, but it's bigger, with room for more supplies and team members.

For those living in the mainland village of Kiangwe, for example, the road to the nearest hospital frequently washes out in the rain. Getting emergency health care means riding on a motorbike for more than a day, an expensive prospect for the villagers. People who live on the islands must take a boat to the mainland first, an even more time-consuming and costly process.  

“Safari Doctors works to fill the gap between the hospitals and health care on the ground,” Omar told HuffPost. 

To get all this done, Omar raises funds for medicines and staff salaries from tourism operators, as well as international donors, including the Canadian government. Many of the professionals who work with Safari Doctors are volunteers. 

The work they do has a ripple effect that spreads far beyond the Lamu region.

“Prevention is better than cure,” Wasunna said, pointing out that the costs of emergency treatment ― in terms of medication, hospitalization and the effect on patients’ families ― are far higher than having teams like Safari Doctors working to stop diseases in the first place.

“It might seem harder to do, but by putting in place preventive measures, you cover a large population,” Wasunna said. “Then people can lead better lives, and they can contribute to the economy. It helps the development of the country for all.”

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