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Posted - 11 Jan 2019 :  14:43:35  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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"The figures certainly surprised the powerful Catholic Church, which - according to the Reuters news agency - told diplomats a few days ago that Mr Fayulu was the clear victor.

Around 40% of DR Congo's population is Roman Catholic and the church has a wide network of schools and hospitals. It is seen by many Congolese as a moral voice in a country where politics has so often been tarnished by corruption."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46823459

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Posted - 11 Jan 2019 :  22:48:07  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gabon’s constitutional court has intervened to avert a political crisis brought about by the ill health of President Ali Bongo.

There have been no government meetings since he was taken to hospital in Saudi Arabia last month.

The court has amended the constitution to allow the vice-president or prime minister to run cabinet meetings if the president is temporarily unavailable – a move the opposition says is illegal.

Amid speculation that the president had suffered a stroke and some even questioning whether he was still alive, Mr Bongo’s office finally admitted on Sunday that he was recovering from surgery.

In 2009 Ali Bongo succeeded his father Omar Bongo who had been president for more than 40 years.

BBC Africa

http://fatunetwork.net/gabon-amends-constitution-for-ill-president/
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Posted - 15 Jan 2019 :  16:47:11  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Lumumba was the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. History however revealed that most African countries at Independence, did not have sovereign people whose sense of belonging to a nation overrode the sense of belonging to ethno linguistic groups or regions. Narrow regional and ethno linguistic sentiments were fanned by the defeated colonial powers in order to maintain a stronghold in Congo and an iron grip on its huge mineral resources.

Lumumba was murdered. Congo went into chaos and Mobutu came to power and stayed in office until May 1997 when he was overthrown by a mass movement led by Laurent Kabila. After being in office for less than four years he died under mysterious circumstances and was replaced by his son Joseph Kabila.

He decided to win the support of the UN and maintained UN troops in order to contain regional militias. He held an election in 2006 and won as the incumbent and commenced a very divisive mandate in a sub region that was in turmoil. A term limit was established. He sought a second term in 2011 and won as the incumbent. He still presided over a divided Congo.

Elections should have been held since 2016. However, an unsettled Congo bred many factions. An undecided Kabila had to make up his mind as to whether seeking a third term through constitutional amendment or not, could not unify the republic. Signs of stability began to emerge when he decided not to stand for a third term.

Three political trends emerged as the elections of 30th December drew near. One trend clustered around his minister of the interior who is deemed to have been positioned to continue his legacy. Two other coalitions were built around Martin Fayulu and Felix Tshisekedi.

Interestingly enough Tshisekedi was declared winner of the polls and now the courts must decide the outcome. Hence the courts are now becoming extremely relevant in determining the outcome of elections. It had happened in Kenya and it is now happening in Congo. The rule of law rather than the rule of the gun is becoming entrenched in Africa. The sleeping giant is gradually awakening. Once it is at peace with itself her sons and daughters will march to the citadel of liberty, dignity and prosperity with accelerated power of motion. The 21st century may after all be a century for a rising Africa.

http://foroyaa.gm/africa-giving-examples-to-the-world-democratic-republic-of-congo-in-focus/
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Short Quote:

"The figures certainly surprised the powerful Catholic Church, which - according to the Reuters news agency - told diplomats a few days ago that Mr Fayulu was the clear victor.

Around 40% of DR Congo's population is Roman Catholic and the church has a wide network of schools and hospitals. It is seen by many Congolese as a moral voice in a country where politics has so often been tarnished by corruption."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46823459


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