Friday, 15 February 2013

Mr Pacifique Sukisa-Makasi of the Revolution Congolaise spoke on Post-Election Violence and Human Rights in the Congo.

The Democratic Republic Of Congo Presidential

On 31 January 2012 AISA and the City of Tshwane co-hosted the Ambassadorial Forum on the DRC’s Presidential Elections and its Aftermath at the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) in Pretoria. The forum was chaired by Dr Matlou, CEO of AISA. The introductory remarks were provided by Mr John Kgwale Tsebe, CEO of the NLSA. Mr Tsebe gave a synopsis of the NLSA’s mission statement being to promote a South African culture of reading, writing and publishing in all local languages, and to provide easy access to books to all South Africans.

The keynote address was given by the Deputy Ambassador of the DRC to South Africa, Mr Yav Tshikomb whose presentation was on The 27 November 2011 Presidential Election, in which he informed the audience about the procedures and results of the elections that took place under the supervision of international observers. He encouraged the opposition parties to work together with the government to build the country. Dr Sylvester Maphosa, Chief Research Specialist and Head of Peace and Security at AISA, spoke on DRC Presidential Election: An Imperfect but necessary step? The missing link in democratic transitions. His presentation reflected on the election results and questioned the role of the neighboring countries in bringing about peace and security in the DRC.

Mr Dieudonne N Tshiyoyo, Manager of Elections and Political Processes at the Electoral Institute for Sustainability on Democracy in Africa spoke on Assessing the Congolese Electoral Law and the CENI Preparedness to organise the November 2011 Presidential Election. In his presentation, he reflected on the electoral flaws in the DRC elections, the failure of the Electoral Commission to print the ballot papers in time and to allow the opposition time to campaign. Mr Pacifique Sukisa-Makasi of the Revolution Congolaise spoke on Post-Election Violence and Human Rights in the Congo. In his presentation, he highlighted a number of incidences in which the followers of opposition parties were harassed and denied their rights to express their dissatisfaction towards the government on how the election was conducted. Dr Siphamandla Zondi, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and AISA Council member summarised the discussions by critically outlining the outcome of the elections.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Revolution Congolaise, rc - Clarification

To all our valued supporters, fans and our posts’ readers,
Good morning!

We have been contacted by many of those who follow us and who were worried that we might have been among those compatriots - 19 alleged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebels who were arrested the province of Limpopo, South Africa. So we decided to clear the following to you:
1.      We (the Revolution Congolaise, rc loyal team members) are not part of or linked in any way to our DR Congolese nationals who were arrested in South Africa for planning a coup plot against the DRC government: South Africa Arrests Rebels Alleged Plotting Coup In Congo
2.       The Revolution Congolaise, rc is a non violent revolutionary movement mainly seeking political solutions and other possible  non violent solutions to our country’s social, political and economical deadlock, not military solutions or any other mean that might result in human rights abuses, unless in case of self defense:
We are a nonviolent revolution based on the following wikipedia definition:

 A nonviolent revolution is a revolution using mostly campaigns of civil resistance, including various forms of nonviolent protest, to bring about the departure of governments seen as entrenched and authoritarian. While many campaigns of civil resistance are aimed at much more limited goals than revolution, generally a nonviolent revolution is characterized by simultaneous advocacy of democracy, human rights and national independence in the country concerned. In some cases a campaign of civil resistance with a revolutionary purpose may be able to bring about the defeat of a dictatorial regime only if it obtains a degree of support from the armed forces, or at least their benevolent neutrality.

3.      Please remember to looking at the following again:

4.      We are not presently in any way linked to the the groups bellow, whoever member of the RC who is linked on these groups is linked to them on personal capacity and not on behalf of the RC:


On behalf of the RC, team,