Congo RDC Congolese Today The UN shoot on civilians in the east of the DRC Reply To: The UN shoot on civilians in the east of the DRC


It is on the stroke of 11 o’clock this Friday, August 5, 2016, the Support Group Facilitation received a delegation of the mix for the Republic, a platform of the Congolese opposition. The latter was led by the National MP, Franck Diongo Shamba, as 1st Vice-President in charge of political, electoral and security. It was the headquarters of the African Union located along the Boulevard du 30 Juin, in the commune of Gombe in Kinshasa. After an exchange of more than an hour, the mix for the Republic reiterated its position. There has therefore been no conflict with the Rally, platform to which it belongs. The same pre-Etienne Tshisekedi Rally chairs were reiterated by radical opponent, Franck Diongo Shamba. Basically, there is no therefore no developments regarding the position of RA on political dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Franck Diongo, First Vice President of the mix for the Republic led a delegation comprising Mr. Bogene, SGA of GNP; Philippe Evoloko, SG ECCO; Secretary General of the ULD, dear party Katebe Katoto; BEYA the Doctor; and Moses Della Moni, National President of CONADES. The delegation was received by the support group facilitation compound Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region; Mom Sidiku MONUSCO; a Representative of the OIF, EU, AU and the OIF. Above all, support group submitted to the Delegation of A.R office. In the same vein, he informed the team led by Franck Diongo he is there to help the Congolese to resolve the impasse that threatens the Democratic Republic of Congo.


The members of the Support Group asked questions particularly about the participation of RA dialogue. Each member expressed his willingness to help the Congolese to move forward. In response, the mix for the Republic, headed by the radical Franck Diongo, reiterated the position of the Rassemblement especially that it is a member. Speaking of the nature of the crisis in the DRC, Franck Diongo did not go through the back of the spoon. For him, in fact, the crisis is artificial and is maintained by Joseph Kabila, who, he said, wants to remain in power presqu’éternellement. AR recalled the particularity of the Congolese Constitution, which is the result of a political compromise. “We have demonstrated the urgency of the presidential election in the period. We are determined to uphold the Constitution of our country because we are on the side of law, “said the First Deputy Chairman of the mix for the Republic.

The legal framework for dialogue

During discussions, the delegation of RA stressed the importance of dialogue as a way out of the crisis. But she thinks it is a problem of the legal framework. “We believe that the legal framework of this dialogue, it is the resolution 2277. That is why we insisted on this clarification,” he noted. Also, as to the prerequisites of AR for his participation in the dialogue, it should be noted that there are no contradictions with those raised by the Rally. Franck Diongo, renowned as one of the policies son Tshisekedi, only reaffirmed the position of the Rally, at that meeting. Among these prerequisites, there are, among others, the release of political prisoners is a sincerity test for President Joseph Kabila and the answer will be considered an act of good faith.

irrevocable challenge Kodjo

Even before accepting the invitation of the Support Group, the mix for the Republic had asked some conditions. This is, among others, the non-participation of Kodjo, during these exchanges. “We have been clear before coming Kodjo could not put us to discuss and support group responded favorably to our request,” he has said.


“We reiterated the position of the Rally because our platform is a member of the Rally. We recalled in particular the irrevocable challenge the Facilitator, we recalled the prerequisites such as the release of political prisoners, arbitrary abandonment fanciful pursuits, such is the case of Moses Katumbi, Candidate President said. Other cases closed media, political parties overlap. This is what we recalled the support group. We also defended with the support group that our will is to highlight the inappropriateness of the Preparatory Committee, “he told the national and international press. And continue our determination is that this support group turns into a facilitation committee because in Congo, for us, the Facilitator is an issue of credibility and trust. This will require the support group changes status, instead of being an observer, he must be a member of the Facilitation Committee. That, in summary, the evidence we have recalled the facilitation support group.


Premium on board, it must be said that if the trap, there was the mix for the Republic remained in solidarity with the Rally as to its position on participation in the dialogue. For cons, the National President of the MLP in his cap from one of the RA authorities think it is respect for the international community that its platform has responded positively to the invitation of the Support Group. “The support group is a group of good will who would assist Congolese. When he invites us, we lose nothing by explaining and repeating the same position because after the meeting chaired by President Tshisekedi, they received all other groups, including those that were received by us. Out of respect for the international community to help us, accompanying us, it was our duty to come and repeat the same thing. So there has been no change in our position. We reiterated the same position Rally. The Support Group took note of our concerns and we will evaluate, “he said.