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    the branches of automobile insurance, life and fire

    It is around 221 files that these are unfolded operations pays the victims, Thursday, October 12, 2017, to the National Insurance Company. And this in the branches of automobile insurance, life and fire. 29 agencies have made possible the operations which have been the subject of compensation. These operations always take place in a climate of irremediable economic gloom. This is why a beneficiary has praised the act of bravery, patriotism and generosity that Sonas is constantly demonstrating to restore victims to their rights.

    An accident is a fortuitous and imprescriptible act. To return to the classification of insurance, it should be recalled that automobile insurance is the insurance that covers insurable risks in the event of accidents committed or suffered by a vehicle or other self-propelled machinery. It is calculated according to the number of horsepower (CV) of the vehicle. As for life insurance, it responds to the inadequacy of a person who has ceased to be active in his or her life, whether by illness, death or retirement. It is an annuity paid to the individual or his family in relation to his contributions during his lifetime or when he still had his job or the strength to work. Finally, fire insurance is the insurance that relates to the insurable risks of a commercial building, a residential building, a business, a shop, or any other movable or real property exposed to the risk of fire. There are many cases of fires in Kinshasa. They are often dependent on either negligence with candles left on, or the poor quality of electricity supply, the tension of which can surge suddenly and unexpectedly. The same applies to the case of the sale of fuel on the safe side, that is to say, in residential houses. The pay of the victims of this Thursday 12 October 2017, informs that the Directorate General has compensated 86 victims. The agencies of Bandalungwa, Funa and Kasa-Vubu with 5 files compensated, each. On the other hand, the agencies of Barumbu, Commerce and Huileries with 7 files released by each of them. This was not the case at the Beach-Ngobila, Kinsuka, Kintambo and Ndolo agencies, where each of them compensated 3 cases. In addition, the agencies of Mbenseke, Fikin, Kalamu and N’djili each treated and released only one file. 9 cases were liquidated at DGI / Gombe. They were up to 11 files paid, to the agency of Gombe. 2 files released in each of Kimbanseke, Masina, Ngaliema, Ngiri-Ngiri and Socimat agencies. 4 files released in each of Kingabwa, Libération and N’sele Maluku agencies. The Limete agency with 13 compensated. Sainte-Thérèse with 6 victims compensated. And finally, the agency of June 30 with 8 files.

    How to be compensated

    The practical procedures to be followed and recognized by Sonas SA when a disaster occurs are that when you have been hit by a vehicle or it is your vehicle that has hit an individual or another vehicle, the first step is to call on an OPJ assigned to the road traffic police to verify the accident and to ensure that the PV is established in accordance with the facts as they occurred. The second step is that in the event of a collision with another vehicle, it is necessary to check on the place of the accident, if your opponent is insured.

    In case you have caused bodily injury to a person, it is recommended that you take charge of first aid to save human life and relieve the victims. The costs incurred will be reimbursed by Sonas.

    The third step is to report the accident within eight (8) days of the accident to the agency / SONAS where you have taken out your insurance policy or to the nearest agency . It is imperative that you bring your proof of insurance. Caution, a false declaration entails the forfeiture of the guarantee and the criminal prosecution. The fourth step is to show your opponent proof of insurance. As a result, Sonas must be required to have a claim number assigned to your file and, finally, an acknowledgement of receipt specifying all the documents required for the management of your file. Finally, the fifth step is only in case you are responsible for the accident, you must now direct the victim (s) to the agency / Sonas manager of your contract for his / her care and possibly its compensation. If your opponent is responsible for the accident and you are insured only in civil liability, you must check if your opponent is insured, before inviting him to follow the various steps provided in this procedure. When your opponent, who is responsible for the accident, is not insured, you can sue him, in accordance with the Civil Code to obtain compensation for the harm suffered.


    Of course, the stalemate that is increasingly eroding DRC Congo is the result of controversies arising, inter alia, from the interpretation of the Constitution between the policies and, at the same time, the logical consequence of the blocking of the electoral process, which, once relaxed, would religiously lead the country first democratic alternation.

    Moreover, it is not without ignorance, urbi et orbi, that the first grabuges stemmed mainly from the failure to hold the elections in 2016. This marked the end of the second and last term of office President of the Republic. In spite of the concoction of several negotiations which first gave birth to the Agreement of the City of the African Union and, finally, that of the New Year’s Eve, considered a true springboard for the relaxation of the crisis which shook the Congo-Kinshasa, the line of arrival of the pilgrimage leading to the electoral games seems, however, far away.

    While several believed that by December 31, 2017, the straight line of the modus vivendi signed at the Interdiocesan Center, the Independent National Electoral Commission, CENI, after having notified, on the other side of the earth, its the impossibility of organizing these elections during this year, has, this time, accentuated the uncertainty over these elections.

    Its president, Corneille Nangaa, announced last Wednesday that this institution of support for democracy would need 504 incompressible days, counting from the end of the enrollment, to bring the Congolese to the polls. This, according to calculations made illico presto, returns these electoral challenges to after April 2019. And this, if only the operations of registration of the voters in the Great Kasai, the last area, ends by December or beginning January 2018. There, another question. For only God knows, at this moment, the outcome of this process. Will the Ceni experience any new or unknown contingencies? Already, in terms of reactions, the Rassemblement / Limete, the typical adversary of the current regime, declared his indignation in connection with this communication by Corneille Nangaa. This platform which does not even guarantee a passing of a few minutes of the year 2017 without the votes, has, consequently, amplified its attachment to its recently published road map, after its second conclave. That is to say, a transition without the current Head of State and even without the present President of the Electoral Center, Mr. Nangaa.

    In doing so, DRC Congo is heading straight for a new crisis after 31 December 2017. The latter, according to the Laboratory of Political Affairs, will be linked to the non-organisation of elections in 2017, in accordance with the New Year’s Eve compromise and, also, to a certain obsolescence of the institutions covered by the said Agreement.

    Subsequently, the new transition, not foreseen by the same act initialed under the auspices of the Bishops of the Cenco, should be concocted in order to free itself from the impasse.

    Hence, the uncertainty about the holding of elections and the democratic, free and peaceful alternation will have, such as the symptoms of a moribund, reached its climax. No one, from east to west, can imagine the probable date of the elections.


    The World Bank launches a semi-annual report called Africa's Pulse

    The World Bank, on Wednesday, October 11, at its headquarters in Gombe, launched a semi-annual report called “Africa’s Pulse”, a report analysing the state of African economies. This report finds a loss of efficiency in investment, particularly in countries with less resilient economies. With regard to the education sector, the report finds serious difficulties. One in three children does not complete their schooling and less than 10% have access to higher education.

    It was Albert Zeufack, Chief Economist of the World Bank for Africa, who presented the Africa’s Pulse report. In his presentation, he explained that in most African countries the economic recovery is there, but much remains to be done to sustainably build the foundation for this growth. And to say that in several key areas, progress is timid. The report also notes a loss of investment efficiency, particularly in countries with less resilient economies. This is particularly true in skills development, where countries need to understand why they continue to have the lowest skilled labor force in the world, while they are investing heavily in the education sector. Virtually one in three children does not complete their education and less than 10% have access to higher education. “Despite the volume of public education spending, millions of African children still do not acquire the basic skills needed to participate actively in the labor market,” said the World Bank’s chief economist.

    Investing in Youth

    He deplored the fact that many young Africans leave school without having acquired the necessary notions for a productive life. And in many cases, less than half of adults can read and write. “Youth is an asset if it seizes the opportunities that come before it,” he said. To fill these gaps, he urged sub-Saharan African countries to help young people with literacy and numeracy skills. “There can be no sustainable growth if people do not master the fundamentals of reading, writing and calculating as much skills that enable everyone to be an accomplished citizen and realise their dreams,” argues -he.


    Amy Ambatobe, Minister of the Environment and Rural Development was once again this Thursday 12 October 2017 in the hemicycle of the People’s Palace. This member of the Tshibala Government was asked to respond to the various concerns raised during his presentation on Tuesday, October 10, of the bill authorizing the ratification of the Paris agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change. At the end of this plenary, he had asked for 48 hours to gather the elements of adequate answers. After giving more refined insights to the concerns of the Honourable Deputies, the plenary adopted its text. Amy Ambatobe remains optimistic about the smooth progress of this bill, which normally has to pass to the upper house in order to be sent to the presidency for its promulgation.

    The Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development explained to journalists how important it is for the DRC to ratify the Paris agreement. This, he said, would offer perceived benefits under several political, diplomatic, and forestry issues in relation to the agreement. Moreover, the Paris Agreement was adopted by 195 States and was signed in New York on 22 April by the President of the Republic. Accession to this Agreement is perceived as a symbol of the coherence and continuity of our political commitment as expressed by the Guarantor of the Nation. Apart from this, the DRC, by adhering to this historic agreement, has affirmed its Regional and International Leadership, which has placed it among the leaders of countries with ambitions in the fight against climate change. In concrete terms, under the terms of the agreement and the accompanying decisions, the Green Climate Fund, which currently has an initial capital of US $ 10.2 billion, will be fed by developed countries to channel financing climatic conditions equivalent to 100 billion US dollars from 2020, the year foreseen for the entry into force of the agreement. This financial windfall undoubtedly presents itself as an opportunity to be seized for the DRC, said the Minister of the Environment to the Deputies. According to Amy Ambatobe, this agreement also provides for a new precise financial commitment from 2025 and will be reviewed every five years. This, before rebounding, also, on the forestry issues. “The DRC, which holds more than 145 million hectares of forests; As the world’s second lung after the Amazon, to maintain its leadership position in climate regulation, it should feel challenged. The same is true of securing the right of communities to access forest resources. This, in accordance with Article 13 of the said Agreement on Transparency and State Sovereignty, ” he said. Amy Ambatobe pointed out that the same applies to securing the communities’ right of access to forest resources guaranteed by the provision mentioned above in the Paris text, which reinforces and guarantees the sustainable and efficient management of the forest.



    Laurent Monsengwo PasinyaHe has neither the habit nor the quality to summon musicians. And yet, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Cardinal of this state and Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa, has indeed crossed the rubicund. He was, in fact, the initiator of a meeting organised on Friday, November 10, in the Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo, with Congolese musicians, many to listen to him. But what was it? Many questions remain on this subject. But, to see it up close, some political exegeses denounce, a prior, the beginning of a Plan B, behind this kind of new strategy of gain of souls.

    Far from a simple Mass, as one could imagine, it was, rather, a working session, a call to the conscience and the patriotic awakening that would go in the direction of accompany the Bishops and the country towards a future change.

    The opportunity has thus been given to the analysts, after all, to be lost in conjectures on the merits of such a session at this crucial moment when the whole country is negotiating a final turn towards pluralistic elections, according to the a calendar that was, fortunately, published on November 5 by the Central Electoral Office.

    Some think that, like some insidious contacts, the Monsengwo-Musicians face-to-face is one of them. It hides a face that they call, simply, “black mass”, because of its motivations and bases difficult to decipher.

    This makes the most extremist among these analysts say that a punt would always be in perspective in R & D. Congo. And that in such a case, the Congolese authorities should prepare, logically, to deal with it.

    And yet, there is nothing to indicate that by resorting to this type of methodology to access the mysteries of power, peace would be guaranteed and the unity of the country preserved. Nothing, then nothing at all, offers the slightest prospect of an upturn, if we ever resorted to methods, once decried to try to recover the power we no longer had on the street, direct discussions, as announced by the Bishops, from December 8, 2016 to March 27, 2017, at the Interdiocesan Center.

    The royal road, the only one left, after all these apocalyptic plans and the schemas of chaos, is to go to the elections.

    Now, on that, the calendar has been published. Deadlines are fixed. In Parliament, the laws will be gradually passed, while the government and external partners will fight to gather the logistical, material, human and financial, to materialize this laborious and expensive electoral process, at the end of December 2018. And that if all is well, the discount-recovery, scheduled for January 12, 2019, will be without a shot.

    On the other hand, leaving this electoral scheme with all the calls for peace and nourishing the ambitions to return to unconstitutional methods, to seize power, is to plunge the country in the footsteps of a march backwards.

    Visibly, from the beginning, the meeting Monsengwo-Musicians does not display its true deep reasons. But, those who pass it to the prism of criticism, think it participates in the beginning of a game whose fears are transverse and longitudinal.