Monday, October 21, 2013

UN presses for rapid peace deal in DR Congo

Good people of the world,

I appeal on behalf of the voiceless and plead for the world to stand up and unite for security and safety of Congo people. Stand up for justice. Stand up against the injustices from the selfish greedy special interest of the world who selfishly think of themselves and careless about peoples respect and dignity for life and together let us join to hold the back of Congo people from slaughter houses and from perishing. It is because the Congo people too have a right to live a respectful, honorable, valuable and dignified life and rights to live a fulfilled happy life sharing with the world in progressive development programs in harmony.
I am disheartened to see too much pain and suffering on the face of Congo People and to make matter worse, adding salt to injury, these few UN personnel led by Russ Feingold with UN special envoy Mary Robinson are pressurizing for unjustified and unrealistic illegal and unconstitutional demands in support for M23 demands that Congo Government must comply with. These UN Personnel must be realistic and stop intimidating and holding the Congo Government with its people hostages with pressure to please M23 Militia group's with unsubstantiated illegal and unconstitutional demands that are foreign, not profitable and not favorable to the Congo people. This is unacceptible.

The world must begin to demand for clarification the hidden agenda of undercurrent demands of these UN Personnel who seem to be staging derogative influence of ghost mission in their support to pressure negotiation for M23. They must tell the world what there is that they want in demanding for M23 negotiation with Congo Government instead of telling it like it is that M23 with Kagame belong to ICC Hague and that they must give Congo people peace of mind and stop playing the double standards with the livelihood and survival of Congo peoples safety and security.

It is important that, Congo people and good people of the world join in one voice tell off these few UN special interest double dealer personnel (loud and clear) that their services are not needed in Congo and begin to demand for immediate Justice, that M23 with Kagame must answer charges of genocide with atrocities at the ICC Hague. The world must stand together for Human Rights and save lives of humanity of poor people of Congo, who time and again are driven to slaughter houses; and unite bring piece in the world ……..and equally that, the world must sober-out and face reality check in matter of good life for all and fairness for the sake of mutual Peace, Unity and harmony for the good of all; that dignity of life is valued and respected by all.

Judy Miriga
Diaspora Spokesperson
Executive Director
Confederation Council Foundation for Africa Inc.,

UN presses for rapid peace deal in DR Congo

By Marc Jourdier 3 hours ago

Kinshasa (AFP) - The United Nations pressed Monday for progress in efforts to bring peace to the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid signs that talks between the government and rebels were heading towards failure.

UN special envoys overseeing the faltering peace negotiations in the Ugandan capital Kampala voiced concerns at the lack of a comprehensive deal that would lead to the demobilisation of the M23 rebels fighting in the chronically unstable east of the country.

"The envoys are concerned at the volatility in the region and hope that additional progress on the significant remaining issues can be made in the coming days," they said in a statement.

"The envoys further warn against any acts of provocation and urge the parties to exert maximum restraint on the ground in order for the dialogue to conclude."

But a senior Congolese government official in Kampala warned Sunday that the negotiations were "heading slowly but surely towards failure".

The official accused the M23 -- which last week spoke of progress in the talks -- of making new demands while the Kinshasa government was making concessions.

The main bone of contention in the negotiations, which resumed in September under pressure from regional African leaders, is the question of amnesty for the rebels and their incorporation into the regular army.

"The envoys are concerned that the opportunity has not yet been seized to come to terms on a comprehensive agreement that would lead to the demobilisation of the M23," the UN statement said, nevertheless commending the "good faith efforts" of the Kinshasa government to reach a deal.

"The envoys strongly urge the M23 to cease immediately all forms of violence and destabilising activities and that its members immediately and permanently disband and lay down their arms in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2098."

The M23 controls an area of around 700 square kilometres (270 square miles) in the mineral-rich but conflict-prone east of the DRC that borders Rwanda and Uganda.

The group was founded by former Tutsi rebels who were incorporated into the Congolese army under a 2009 peace deal.

Complaining the deal was never fully implemented, they mutinied in April 2012, turning their guns on their former comrades and launching the latest rebellion to ravage the east.

The United Nations regularly accuses Rwanda and Uganda of supporting the M23, something both countries deny.

A heavily-armed 3,000-strong UN intervention brigade joined 17,000 peacekeepers already deployed with a mission to carry out offensive operations against the rebel fighters, who are accused of human rights abuses including rape, murder and recruiting child soldiers.

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