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#Mobutu est l'un des #présidents qui avait l'intérêt national à cœur. Bien que nos opinions puissent différer sur ce sujet, il est indéniable qu'il a joué un rôle crucial dans la réunification de la #République #Démocratique du #Congo lorsqu'elle était déchirée.

Il est regrettable de constater que l'histoire le qualifie souvent de personnage peu honorable, voire le plus #vilain. Nous oublions le fait que le #Zaïre, en tant que pays, a connu une période de #prospérité relative.

À bien des égards, le Zaïre était plus prospère que la RD Congo ne l'est maintenant. C'était une époque plus paisible, je suppose. Les Zaïrois avaient une fierté plus marquée d'être #Zaïrois que ce que les #Congolais ressentent aujourd'hui.

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AFRICA Herbs to the WORLD: This beautiful and detailed #map shows every #herb that grows native in #Africa and gives an idea of the countries and #regions where the herb is most common: Birthplace of Man-(and Woman)-Kind! The second largest continent on #Earth, Over 11 MILLION Image
square miles and over 1.4 BILLION people!

#Africa has such a huge variety of #geography, #flora, #fauna and #people that make it one of the most fascinating mix of #cultures and #traditions stretching back over 150, 000 years of #evolution.

With the culture of folk medicine,
cooking and the incredible array of native #plants Africa is truly a jewel of wealth when it comes to herbs.

#Thyme, a hardy #drought resistant plant, grows in the dry landscapes of #WesternSahara.

The #DemocraticRepublicofCongo with 80 Inches of rain a year, the highest
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El volcán #Nyamulagira, en la República Democrática del #Congo, entró en erupción el 14 de mayo, aunque se reportaron flujos de lava y emisiones de dióxido de azufre desde el 7 del mismo mes. Es el volcán más activo de #África y se encuentra cerca de la frontera con Rwanda.

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El 21 de mayo el volcán #Etna en #Sicilia entró en erupción, generando nubes de cenizas, temblores y lluvia de piedras incandescentes.

El Aeropuerto de #Catania suspendió todas las actividades.

Una de las últimas erupciones, en 2021, duró varias semanas.

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#SadatelifeSTORY P11-1
#Life During the genocide against #Tutsi94, #hardSTORY
Tariki ya 22 Mata 94 mu ijoro, ama modoka yuzuye Interahamwe indirimbo n'imwe, Iye #tubuhumbahumbe, Iye #tubutsembatsembe, Ruhango igwiriwe n'amahano, ku ruhande rwacu ibyo kwiruka no guhunga birarangiy
P11-2, tugomba guhama hamwe tugategereza gupfa cga gukira. Urugo twihishemo rufite Interahamwe nkuru muri Ruhango yose, Micheline mwene Masudi Mudage n'abavandimwe be nka Rimbu, Kabiriti, ... aba navuga ko baribahagije ngo twumve ko turinzwe. Ijoro ryose n'induru mu Ruhango,
P11-3, inzu yo kwa Rukoro ugana ku Kiriziya i Kibingo iratwitswe, umusaza Rukoro ngo araye yishwe, induru impande zose, Abicanyi baravuza inkota, abasahura barikorera ibintu hirya no hino, hari n'ijoro nta byinshi wari kubona ariko induru zo ni zose, imiborogo, imodoka zuzuye
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I’ve written a longread on the ‘Russia question’ in the #DRC #Congo. My main point: #Russia was (is?) being considered as a serious partner by the Tshisekedi admin., not primarily due to Russia, but due to (perceived & real) Western policy failure(s).… 1/n
First, #Russia has been trying to gain influence in the #DRC, similar to how this was done in #CAR. E.g. in February 2021, it donated a large consignment of weapons ( 10,000 Kalashnikov rifles and around 3 million cartridges of ammunition) – which is how Wagner entered #CAR (2/n)
Another similarity: the number two of the Russia Embassy in Kinshasa, Viktor Tokmakov, was moved from Bangui to Kinshasa, and was widely considered the organizer/go-between for Wagner in #CAR.… (3/n)
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J’aime toujours partager les bons plans et je pense que celui ci va vous plaire.

Ils concernent ma belle communauté congolaise 🇨🇩

J’ai récemment commencé à suivre une de vos compatriotes avec qui j’ai échangé et qui a de très beaux projets pour le Congo.

Max de RT

Elle ( Julie ) est experte en import- export , douane et transit.

Elle est aussi présidente nationale d’une très belle association qui a son siège ici en Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 qui s’appelle WILA ( je vous partagerai tous les liens ✨😏)
WILA est une organisation sans but lucratif qui tend à promouvoir l'élévation de la femme dans le milieu de la logistique de manière générale.

C’est une organisation très sérieuse pour avoir collaborer sur plusieurs projets avec eux.
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As #M23 approaches the city of #Goma,Uhuru #Kenyatta is getting nervous. It seems that on the agenda,Goma was supposed to fall into the hands of rebels after EAC troops,Ugandan/Sudanese have arrived in Eastern Congo.Then rebels would put the city into the hands of EAC⬇️
2)Why is #Uhuru #Kenyatta seems to be running out of time to send there more #EAC troops and yet existing ones did nothing to stop rebels? Why did he wait until rebels are on the gates of Goma city? Obviously those troops are to create a buffer zone only!…
3)#Kagame now after #M23 troops approaching #Goma,in the speech below, he is accepting that his troops are in Congo.Yesterday he accused Congo of violating agreements!May be its about arrival of those EAC troops that Congo could abandon.But did M23 agree to withdraw their troops?
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1)After peaceful agreement during its implementation,no matter how much Congo plays its cards tactically,the winner between #Congo & #M23/RDF is determined by a referee who blows the whistle!In this case referees are Macron,Blinken and the such likes! Let me explain it clearly⬇️
2)Let's take an example of Rwanda's 1994 genocide.What happened?#Habyarimana signed peaceful agreements,UN troops arrived and the military's heavy artilleries were locked to facilitate the smooth implementation of agreements.Rwandans were extremely happy that peace has arrived!⬇️
3)As Rwandans rejoiced about peace,they were caught unaware. The plane was shot down by Kagame's rebels,UN has locked the military's heavy artilleries,Kagame's inflitrates started killing the Tutsi,UN pressed an arm embargo on the then regime,then UN troops left Rwanda in flames!
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1)#Rwanda is desperately looking for a way to invalidate the #Luanda Peaceful agreement which says that M23 should withdraw from their occupied areas!They had been trying to trick Congo into signing new agreements so that all about Luanda is forgotten!
2)The day #Rwanda signed the #Luanda agreement,they were looking for a way to bring #East #African military in #Congo. #EAC was promising to fight M23 but it was a trick.That #EAC military was to be a backup to #Monusco which may be forced to leave soon by angry population!
3)While #Congo was hoping to attack #M23 with the help of #EAC,EAC was timing to just settle down in territories occupied by M23 as a buffer zone.EAC was to do the same way Monusco has been sitting there,only facilitating to loot Congo's natural resources!Same agenda!
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🚨#Sukhoi|🇨🇩#RDC| « De la nuance entre frontières terrestres des états, et espaces aériens... » 🏞️

A Thread...🧵

@FMLarousse @StanysBujakera @LitsaniChoukran @MwangiMaina_
Il est très tentant de croire que le Sukhoï #Su25 des @FARDC_off, en opérations contre le #M23 ce Mardi aurait, de facto, violé l'espace aérien rwandais en s'alignant pour sa phase finale d'aterrissage en piste 35 de l'Aéroport International de #Goma...

Rien n'est moins vrai! 🙃
Mais pour le comprendre, il faut prendre de la hauteur!⬆️

Bien que l'axe final de la piste 35 de l'Aéroport de #Goma se trouve bel et bien au dessus des frontières territoriales du #Rwanda, cet espace reste sous la surveillance de la #RDC, selon les conventions internationales. Map Data. © 2023 SkyVector, ARINC, OpenStreetMap
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Belgium's Hidden Holocaust in the Congo

This is the story of how Belgium’s Leopold II colonised, exploited, murdered, enslaved and maimed the people of the Congo - and how Brussels’ dark past is catching up with it today.

#DRCongo #Holocaust #Belgium
Between 1885-1908, Belgium’s King Leopold II was responsible - directly or indirectly - for the deaths of 10-15mn people, in what’s today known as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

#imperialism #colonialism #history #kingleopoldII
Belgium joined the Scramble for Africa in the late 1800’s. Leopold colonised the Congo while maintaining that it was a civilising mission to spread Christianity.

#Africa #colonialism #Belgium #Congo
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Agha Hasan Abedi — legendary banker & founding President of #BCCI (Bank of Credit & Commerce International) — the world’s 7th largest privately owned bank.

A bank run by Pakistanis 🇵🇰 & financed by the Ruling Family of Abu Dhabi 🇦🇪 & prominent family offices of Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦.
Founded in 1972, during a meeting of senior bankers in Beirut, #Lebanon 🇱🇧, #BCCI went on to open up branches & launch full-fledged commercial banking operations in 73 countries around the world by 1989. This included opening the first branch of a foreign-owned bank in #China 🇨🇳.
In the mid-1980’s, Agha Hasan Abedi (or Agha Sahib as he was called fondly by colleagues), negotiated the acquisition of a very unique banking operation in the #UnitedStates 🇺🇸. The bank acquired had licenses to operate in 15-16 states in the US. An unprecedented transaction.
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1)The term #Rwandaphone doesn't exist unless in #Congo there is a place called #Rwanda. Kinya-Rwanda is not a primary language spoken by a tribe called Banyarwanda,but kinyarwanda language was named after a place. Rwanda borrowed that language from an unknown bantu language!
2)In Tanzania,the province of Kigoma,that place is known as #Buha,they speak #Kiha.In Burundi they speak Kirundi,all these languages are mutually intelligible.Kigoma is larger than Rwanda with a 2 million population. It is said among #waha the Tutsi are 2%!Are they Rwandaphones?
3)In Uganda,the district of Kisoro,a place is known as #Bufumbira, they speak kifumbira but the language is mutually intelligible with Kinyarwanda,Kirundi,Kiha & Kihangaza(🇹🇿 )!They don't speak Kinyarwanda because they are not from Rwanda!These languages differ only by accent!
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1)After the people of Congo getting peace,who will be blamed for their extreme misery? Rwandans? Hello No! Did Rwandans elect Kagame? Does Rwanda have a really parliament? Aren't Rwandans suffering the same way like Congolese? Western nations will carry the blame! This is why⬇️ Image
2)The same tactic that was used by Kagame's RPF to invade Rwanda,the same way they are using on Congo.They cry that the Tutsi are mistreated as a reason of their invasion. In Rwanda,they invaded in the form of 1959 Tutsi refugees,but it was an excuse,though Tutsi refugees existed
3)Museveni,Kagame & NRM had already committed a genocide against #Acholi in Uganda and blamed it on Obote. So when the Clinton Administration decided to back them,they knew they were backing genocidaires to invade Rwanda,meaning genocide wasn't to come as a suprise⬇️ Image
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1)Gone are the days when I thought #colonization was about skin color but I was wrong,black people can colonize other black people.A circle of #Tutsi #supremacists heavily supported by western nations are doing whatever it takes to colonize Africa on behalf of their masters! Image
2)The world's most admired president,Paul #Kagame,is doing to #Congo what King Leopold II of Belgium failed to accomplish.While King #Leopold killed more than 8 millions of #Congolese,Kagame is outnumbering him,he has killed more than 10 million and still killing with impunity! Image
3)Since colonization ended,they had to look for new ways to do it. Crazy #Kagame and his team of damn #fools took the job.They work as agents to former colonizers.They use their black skin to fool Africans and yet cause the same sufferings that the colonial era did to #Africans!
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"Between January and end of September 2022, Ukraine received five times more media coverage than the combined coverage of the ten worst conflict affected countries to be a child in 2021." - Save The Children
Gotta love corporate media... silence while children are dying. SHAME!
This is just sad & enraging. Mainstream media complicity & capitulation. #media #Afghanistan #BurkinaFaso #CentralAfricanRepublic #Congo #Mali #Myanmar #Nigeria #Somalia #Syria #Yemen Image
Will be making video to go over this and so much more later this week at
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1)How does a #rebellion start?Where do they get funds?One missile shot can cost as much as 1 million$!#Rebels & #superpowers sit down & bargain!Rebels wants to get in power & superpowers wants to #loot your country's #natural #resources almost for free!Then #contracts are signed!
2)Right now were are talking about #M23!Obviously they already signed contracts with superpowers to loot Congo's natural resources freely. Congo to defend itself is also obliged to sign contracts to sell its resources to get funds for war. So M23 is pushing Congo into slavery!
3)Many times #rebels can sign #contracts to invade neighboring countries in the future!When you see a war in your neighboring country, be careful,you don't know where it will end to!As you watch #African #wars on #TVs,better know rebels may have actually sold all of you!Trust me!
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#RDC: dans une vidéo de près de 20 minutes intitulée "Une vie de djihad", l'État Islamique met en avant les activités de sa province d'Afrique centrale (#ISCAP) qui est l'#ADF, active à #Beni et #Irumu.

Introduite par des chants en #Arabe et en #Swahili et drapeau #MTM dominant
Dans la vidéo, on voit les visages des enfants récitant le #Coran puis des adultes qui indiquent que leur combat est dédié à la défense de leur religion contre les incrédules de l'@ONU_fr et les chrétiens.

"La vie est un passage et la mort pour la défense de l'islam, du miel" Image
#RDCongo: dans les premières séquences on voit celui qui peut être #Musa_Baluku, responsable des #ADF dirigé une cérémonie d'allégeance au calife. Les combattants déclarent qu'ils sont basés à #Beni, #Butembo et prêts à toute éventualité pour conserver et étendre le règne d'Allah Image
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#ISCAP (#ISIS - Central Africa) released a new video.
It mostly features footages from Democratic Republic of #Congo (#DRC) & shows some of their weapons.

First; rather rare FN FNC and South Korean Daewoo K2 assault rifles can be seen. Both chambered in 5.56x45mm.

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Additionally large quantity of AKM and Type 56 rifles, Bulgarian Arsenal AR rifle, RPG-7 & Type 69 RPG Launchers with PG-7V/Type 69-1 and OG-7V projectiles are frequently used by the militants.

A Chinese Type 85 HMG appears as well.

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Besides the noted weapons above; 7.62x54mmR General-Purpose Machine Guns are also quite common among the militants. The video shows PK/Type 80 machine guns along with a #Bulgarian 🇧🇬 Arsenal MG-1M machine gun.

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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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🧵 on why the past experiences aren't good enough #monkeypox disease was first confirmed in humans in 1970.When the outbreak happened most thought it will be a few cases based on earlier outbreaks BUT some of us believed otherwise. See the old tweet ctd)
2/n We were plain lucky to have the West African clade of #monkeypox spread and not the #Congo clade spread , had that happened those who are lecturing is would have been scurrying for cover. Whether it is #Nigeria or it is Globally #monkeypox has broken a lot of barriers.ctd) Image
3/n with massive undercounting globally we are at 70,000+ cases in 102 new countries.All with availability of #Vaccine & #Tecovirimat in many countries. It would have been thousands more - so even if anyone has experienced the past- it doesn't help - the field has changed ctd) Image
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 15th October 2022

Current: 606,921 signatures
Previous: 570,208 signatures.
Difference: 36,713 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
Parliament will debate this petition on 17 October 2022.

You'll be able to watch online on the #UK #Parliament #YouTube channel

Need the petition to be at least 1 million signatures by then.
1) #UnitedKingdom 599,720 (+36,255)
2) #France 1,613 (+88)
3) #Spain 900 (+45)
4) #UnitedStates 550 (+43)
5) #Australia 511 (+24)
6) #Germany 501 (+36)
7) #Ireland 285 (+23)
8) #Canada 261 (+28)
9) #Netherlands 246 (+16)
10) #Switzerland 208 (+16)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 9th October 2022

Current: 570,208 signatures
Previous: 555,757 signatures.
Difference: 14,451 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
1) #UnitedKingdom 563465 (+14286)
2) #France 1525 (+36)
3) #Spain 855 (+14)
4) #UnitedStates 507 (+17)
5) #Australia 487 (+15)
6) #Germany 465 (+13)
7) #Ireland 262 (+6)
8) #Netherlands 233 (+7)
9) #Canada 230 (+5)
10) #Switzerland 192 (+5)
11) #NewZealand 177 (+4)
12) #Italy 143 (+4)
13) #Portugal 132 (+5)
14) #Belgium 125 (+1)
15) #Sweden 107 (+3)
16) #Denmark 79 (+1)
17) #IsleofMan 72 (+3)
18) #Norway 67 (+1)
19) #Greece 66 (+1)
20) #Austria 58 (0)
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