83 results for 'MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE'
The eastern part of the Congo has been going through harsh moments of brutality and war these last fifteen years. This is caused by the lack of strong laws that can appropriately deal with security. These wars have caused a lot of victims in the human and material sense. Women and men have been killed like flies and no one is punished. Women have also been used as sex objects. They have been raped, mutilated, tortured and abandoned to their fate. Some of these women and girls have been raped several times but with different actors in their hiding out area.
Finally taking a stand, the... (more)
The minerals of the Congo have been contested in several ways as propelling the consecutive wars that have been taking place in this part of the Congo. These minerals are excavated illegally on the price of human lives and ecosystem destruction. Women, young girls and children living in these areas have often been victims of these illicit mineral excavations. These odious acts of barbarism ( raping girls and women, killing of local population, unpaid jobs obliged to men and women, damage of the ecosystem, etc...) are often perpetrated by the Interahamwe Militia from Rwanda, the rebels,... (more)
After a long period of the war that lasted almost 24 years, for the first time, finally tomorrow the Sudanese are Sudan electing the new president and the parliamentarians. These historic elections are a step ahead toward unity and democracy if these elections are held in peace and with credibility. This will only succeed if the members of the Sudanese government together with the organizers of the elections are truly committed to bring peace in the country. However, this also requires that the opposition and the different political parties that are in the country take part to this great event;... (more)
Gender is a cultural issue that fuels many household contentions. In some countries, men have been taught that women are weak and an inferior creature deprivable of some of her rights. It should be possible to explain clearly the concept of gender and equality. Gender is used to put a clear difference between masculine and feminine. Gender should not bring confusion with the word sex because sex is used to distinguish between male and female. Sex is something considered in the biological context whereas gender is a social construct. Biological characteristics are often transmitted and even... (more)
Africa's Great Lakes Region, or GLR, consists of three countries -- Rwanda, Burundi and the Congo. In 1994, this region experienced a horrible carnage due to the death of the late president of Rwanda and Burundi in a plane crash. From this period, the region has been living war after war with very negative consequences. When the genocide of Rwanda burst in 1994, there were massive movements of refugees and the Interahamwe Militia who were fleeing to the Congo, then Zaire under the dictator Mobutu. Two years later, the Rwandan Army invaded Zaire together with Kabila father as to liberate the... (more)
According to some researchers, the gorillas of the African continent may go extinct within fifteen years. This may happen if nothing is done to protect them against poaching and their illegal trafficking on and outside the continent. Even their dwelling places are in danger since some forests in which these great animals used to hide and reproduce are being damaged by people. This widely shows that there is a need of an SOS to protect these animals which attract tourists to Africa from all over the world.
Gorillas are one of the most visited animals on the African continent; so their... (more)
Looking around us, we wonder the reasons why there are two kinds of families: strongly united families and conflicting ones. Cohesive families are often those which are built on the right priorities. Each member in such families puts more interests on the other member’s requests ahead of self. These members spend lots of time with each other and with their children of course. This succeeds since there is willingness to sacrifice for the welfare of the family. When for instance, the spouses or the children need to talk, they are sure they will be given ample room and attention to express themselves.... (more)
For a given period, the Catholic Church has been accused of protecting some priests who are raping children. Today the issue has caused lots of ink and spit worldwide. Indeed, this is an alarming problem that any responsible parent cannot like to hear. Children are the future generation ; if they are living in a world in which their rights are not respected, which kind of generation will they be in the future ?
Since 2002, this issue of sex with children brought lots of discussions and tensions in the whole world and very recently, the same question appeared in Germany and in the United... (more)
The American President Barack Obama is committed to put an end to the violations of human rights that are going on in the Eastern part of Congo. He is putting pressure in order to pacify the Eastern Congo. In this vein, he sent his special envoy to Bukavu, the capital city of South Kivu province ,which has become a real battle field for various fighters because of its land that engorges categories of minerals. Thus, Howard Wolpe, who is Barack Obama’s special advisor to the Great Lakes Region, arrived in Bukavu yesterday. The aim of his visit is to see in which context durable peace can be... (more)
This March 8, the world is celebrating the International Day for Women. We may wonder, why only women? The reasons are very numerous. For ages, women and girls have always been victims of human rights violence, discrimination and abuse in their own homes and in the society in general. This is often supported by some cultural values that give the big share to males.
In some homes for instance, women and girls do not enjoy their rights fully. They are considered servants and they are not given any special attention. Some African cultures, for instance still consider females second class... (more)