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Woman Running for Presidency in Burundi.

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Mar 6, 2010

Today, women are truly making and changing history. And this has to be encouraged worldwide.It is in this context that Alice Nzomukunda is running for the presidency of Burundi next June 2010. In 2006, she was the first woman to be vice President of Burundi in charge of economic and finance but she resigned accusing the government of mismanaging the country by not respecting human rights, not implementing the law fairly and not giving the population the chance to develop. In resigning, she started her own political Party called ADR, the Alliance for Democracy and Renewal.

Last week,... (more)

Tags: woman, running, presidency, burundi.

South Africa to Host World Cup

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Mar 3, 2010

Only 99 days still remain to blow the great whistle in South Africa. The country, according to the Governor of Durban, is now ready to host the World Cup which next to the Olympics is the great event of the year. The Governor confided to the BBC that everything is in place to host this historical event that will be attended by millions of people from all the corners of the world. Many more will watch the event on TV.

For South Africa, the dream has become true and alive. This is what Nelson Mandela, the Madiba said when he was in Zurich in May last year when it was confirmed that South... (more)

Tags: south africa, host, world cup.

Eastern Congo: Minerals or People’s Lives?

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Mar 1, 2010

Congo is supposed to be one of the most blessed countries in Africa with extremely rich mineral reserves. Tragically, this blessing has changed into tears and bloodshed among the population in the eastern regions of the country.

Since the war of Rwanda started, countless women and girls have lost their lives in these conflicts. When the Intearhamwe Militia fled Rwanda due to the strong attack of the Rwandan Patriotic Front FPR, they found an easy and free way to penetrate the remote villages of Congo, then called Zaire under the dictator Mobutu.

At the start, these militia were... (more)

Tags: people, congo, minerals, lives.

France and Rwanda Renew Ties: Sarkozy in Kigali.

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 26, 2010

Rwanda will never forget this historical visit of Sarkozy in Kigali after 16 years since the genocide killed more than 800 000 people in Rwanda in three months. In 1994, Rwanda lived a tragedy of genocide. Rwanda has always accused France of having helped the Interahamwe militia by training them and providing them with weaponries to carry out the genocide and that France helped them to flee to the former Zaire, today Congo to Kinshasa by openig a corridor for them.

When the new government came in Rwanda, that of Rwandan Patriotic Front_ RPF under Kagame, France was alleged to have been... (more)

Tags: france, rwanda, renew, ties, sarkozy, kigali.

African Women and Economic Development

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 24, 2010

In Africa, the role of most women is to feed their families and raise the children. This largely shows how the other talents of women of this big continent are neglected. In other words they are not given the opportunity, respect and value they are worthy of.

Women do a lot of the jobs in farming with rudimentary tolls with a focus on products that have little commercial interest. When women are farming, they spend most of the day in their fields and only come back home very late, often very tired. Though they are very much involved in some areas of agriculture, when... (more)

Tags: women, development, african, economic

Poachers Destroy Protected Species In Congo

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 22, 2010

Poachers in the Congo are mainly mobilised soldiers. They carry war arms, systematically killing animals that are protected, such as elephants, monkeys and many more endangered species in the Salonga park.

In Congo some areas containing protected animals, like Monkoto in the province of Ecuator, are under control of poachers. These poachers kill the animals which are protected there without repercussions. Even the policemen who are in this area are unable to protect the animals from poachers because the latter group uses war arms. This situation has remained unchanged for a year now... (more)

Tags: congo, poachers, destroy, protected, species

Congo Refugees to Return Home

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 22, 2010

The Congolese refugees living in the neighboring country Rwanda and those from Rwanda living in Congo will be voluntarily repatriated to their respective countries in conformity with the international norms established by the HCR. This is the outcome of the agreement signed between Rwanda, Congo and HCR on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 in Kigali by the abovementioned parties. This is a great step ahead toward peace in this region.

These refugees left their respective countries due to the war of genocide in Rwanda that swept away approximately 800 000 people in 1994. After this period the... (more)

Tags: refugees, return, home.

Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Eastern Congo

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 16, 2010

The Eastern part of the DRC, particularly the South-Kivu province engorges a lot of minerals like gold, coltan, etc. The latter is extracted by artisanal mine diggers who use rudimentary tools. Coltan is then processed by companies in Europe and Asia. It is a crucial component for making capacitors that produce good energy in mobile telephones, laptops computers and other numerous devices that are used worldwide in different domains.There are restrictions on acquiring coltan from areas in conflict in the Congo. Many armed groups fund their operations from coltan.

Presently, dealers need... (more)

Tags: congo, coltan

Media and Gender Violence in Congo

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 15, 2010

The DR Congo has got various kinds of media. How much do they cover programs or write on gender violence in society? Will they sort out what is hidden by others?

Generally, media coverage on gender violence in the DR Congo reflects myths and misinformation; especially about household violence and homicide though some media try to talk about it vaguely.

Oftentimes the situations are presented as isolated cases, just like exceptional events rather than parts of a trend resulting from a system of gender domination. The language used and the details reveal often the hidden brutality... (more)

Tags: media, violence, gender

Females in Congo Speak Out

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 12, 2010

I come from the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-DRC. This beautiful and huge country is located at the heart of Africa. It engorges hundreds of tribes and cultures which sometimes walk over females’ rights. Today the women of this area are telling the world how their rights were infringed upon in the past and how today they are still disregarded in different aspects of life. This is done by the war masters and some ruthless people using the medium of culture as the scapegoat.

As mentioned above, the DRC with its multitude of tribes experiences strange realities related... (more)

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