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    Far from the blessed land of its ancestors, thousands of kilometers from Kinshasa, the capital of the DR. Congo, the former Prime Minister Samy Badibanga Ntita holds, mordicus, to influence the Congolese political scene. “I do not think that we can finish the enrolment and that the electoral roll is ready by the end of July 2017. I do not think, either, that we can organise the elections in the DRC without the Kasaï, “He said, in a sound element posted on the Jeune Afrique weekly. Samy Badibanga Ntita thus joins his voice to that of all those in the country or elsewhere who are of the opinion that elections for elections would lead to the erosion of consensus and thus to disaster and debacle.

    Kasai, the bastion ...

    Should the political class stop for a moment and think again and again about what should be done to save the country and safeguard social peace? What then? Are we going to a third dialogue, after the first two that have been organized at the City of the African Union in Mont-Ngaliema and the Interdiocesan Center, under the auspices of the Gombe Bishops? Badibanga does not extend there. Nevertheless, it maintains that the Agreement of 18 October 2016 made it possible to institute the transition to elections at the end of April 2018. However, this process was interrupted by the signing of a new agreement on 31 December 2016 If the date of the elections is to be mentioned, it recalls that the latter agreement sets the deadline at the end of December 2017. Even if one were wrong, with the situation in the Kasai which, , The center of the country and, even, the stronghold of the Opposition.

    Proposal Opposition

    However, beyond his few months of lease at the Hotel du Gouvernement, he still conceives himself as an opponent. In clear and clear words, Badibanga believes in it, hard as iron. “I’m still from the Opposition. Except that I do not make the Opposition to oppose everything, against and against everything. I make the opposition of proposal to go, precisely, to elections so much sought by all, “he affirms. He also draws up a positive assessment of his brief passage at the head of the Government.


    It is, of course, set back. But, not in retirement. There is a time for everything, said Ecclesiastes. In order to recover his health and, above all, to re-evaluate his strategies and make new contacts, Samy Badibanga, who was appointed Prime Minister on 17 November 2016 and pushed to resign on 7 April 2017, His pedestal to Bruno Tshibala, got to business, too, on the same day, made an eclipse on the political agora.

    Very soon, in the next season of September 2017, he will be there, in his usual hemicycle, in the small chamber of the Parliament, to continue his fight in the service of his electors of Mont-Amba, his Parliamentary Group Udps & Allies, The Grand Kasai area and, to a large extent, R & D. Congo.

    Call for Progressives

    Currently, he is touring Europe and the United States. In Washington, he met with Republican Senator Jim Inhofe as well as Stephanie Sullivan, former Ambassador to Congo-Brazza, who is Assistant Secretary of the Office of African Affairs in the State Department. Finally, it is preparing to launch a political “stream” called “The Progressives”; A machine designed to bring together various political parties and personalities under the banner of a new vision for the conquest of power in the next elections and the concentration of democratic alternation.


    This project, launched by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, aims to improve the supply of fish, boost employment in this sector and reinvigorate the capacity of the DRC and Angola Feeding the continent. Tone was given to this project as of Tuesday, June 27, 2017. It was the Secretary General for Agriculture, Léopold Mulumba, who officially launched this great project, during a ceremony organized at the Cercle of Kinshasa, a Located in the municipality of la Gombe.

    Funded to the tune of USD 2.6 million by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), this initiative should be a real heartfelt asset for the Congolese population in general and for rural and peri-urban areas in particular.

    The pilot project of the Aquaculture Value Chain for Improving Fish Supply, Employment and Nutrition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being launched by IITA since yesterday.

    “The main objectives of this project are to help reinvigorate freshwater aquaculture in the DRC and Angola, to contribute to the safety of nutrition and increase rural incomes; Assist fish farmers and stakeholders in the value chain in both countries to improve the productivity of existing farms; Help in the development of new and profitable CVs and promote countries with sustainable and potentially widespread experience in aquaculture, “it was reported. Clearly, this project aims to improve the productivity of aquaculture through clean development of fingerlings, fish feeding and overall management. In order to achieve this, it will be necessary to identify and support the development of CVs that generate benefits for women, youth and vulnerable groups; Establish a foundation for knowledge and best practices and the policy that supports public and private investments for sustainable and viable aquaculture in Angola, the North West Region and the DRC in the Provinces of Kinshasa and South Kivu.

    The details of Timothée Mahungu

    Timothée Mahungu, IITA’s Country Director, was among those who had to make a statement during the conference giving the go to this project. He therefore took the opportunity to bring all the necessary lights. “This is a project on aquaculture, in other words, fish farming. In the DRC, we had funding from IFAD to rehabilitate the fish market in Congo. When we talk about aquaculture, it is how to teach people to raise fish, especially in ponds, so that fish grow in a good way and provide quality food to the rural and urban population Of the DRC, “he said. The project aims, he insisted, to improve fish farming in this country in order to address the concern about how to provide quality food to fish so that they are themselves quality food. ” Often people with ponds go so far as to throw cassava leaves or bread to feed fish, which is not normal. We want quality food that will make the fish grow in good conditions. The project revolves around US $ 2.4 million provided by the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The first beneficiaries are fish farmers in rural and peri-urban areas, “he said.

    precautionary measure

    In order to carry out this important project, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture has carried out a study for results-based implementation planning. At the end of this process, IITA achieved the following results: access to high quality inputs for aquaculture; Facilitating access to and improving knowledge, extension and financial services for aquaculture fish farmers; And the capacity of public and private organizations to manage and develop aquaculture.

    With regard to the targeted provinces, there are Kinshasa and South Kivu. At Kinshasa, the main targets are Kimwenza, Kinkole, N’sele, Maluku, Mbankana. In South Kivu, there are Kabare, Bagira, Kalehe and Walungu. The project will last three years and will be beneficial for fish farmers around Bukavu and in the hinterland around Kinshasa.

    Challenges and constraints

    Dr. Paul Matungulu, Project Coordinator, in his speech on the occasion of this launch listed constraints for sustainable aquaculture. According to him, there are not enough financial supports for private starting aquaculture. The main pitfalls are the inadequate quality of fingerlings, the lack of an appropriate type of fingerlings for different areas of the country, inadequate manure, lack of cheaper fish food, lack of appropriate technologies, poor rural infrastructure, lack of strategy Marketing, inadequate extension workers, insufficient donor support, and so on. Hence, it is necessary to think more than once before tackling this exciting field of fish farming.


    The Youth League of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC)

    The Youth League of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC) organized this Saturday, February 01, 2020, its 1st session of the permanent youth council with the aim of advancing the party in its process of conquering power in 2023.

    Held under the theme: “Alternative governance in the DRC: coordination of the youth efforts of the MLC for the conquest of power”, the leaders of the various structures of Jean-Pierre Bemba’s party reflected on actions on the ground to be carried out in the next days.

    “It is in our interest to federate this block [of young editors] in order to obtain a homogeneous block which can bring a considerable impact and be an asset for the MLC in its approach for the conquest of power in order to apply its governance program which would be beneficial for our nation (…) Soon, the MLC will be heard by its youth, not only in Kinshasa but in the DRC, “said Aldarich Luboya, president of the MLC Youth League.

    Speaking, the secretary general of the party Eve Bazaïba called on young people to put aside their “differences” and “mood” to achieve the objectives of the party.

    “Walk hand in hand to build a strong youth. Mark the way to victory (…) You therefore have the heavy burden of waking up the sleeping youth,” she said.

    Several interventions marked the day, namely:

    – The soul of the MLC facing the challenge of unity;

    – Youth, operational arm of a political party;

    – Exchange of experience on setting up and mobilizing the field;

    – MLC and conquest of power: objective, challenges and vision of the youth league;

    – Youth and political mobilization of the masses.

    The deputies Jacques Djoli and Désiré Mbonzi wa Mbonzi also took part in this 1st session of the permanent youth council.

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