Congo's 50 years of utter misery

Congo's 50 years of utter misery

There are 7 comments on the The Age story from Jul 5, 2010, titled Congo's 50 years of utter misery. In it, The Age reports that:

Children orphaned by war in the Congo, which marked its 50th year since independence.

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Sapard Tshim N Kalala

Harare, Zimbabwe

#1 Jul 5, 2010
Congo is sliding back into the abyss. Congolese authorities are reacting to problems instead of building stronger institutions to deal with emergencies and disasters.
Congo is today a failed State and the current administration cannot cope with the demands of several millions of people in the country. Lack of knowledge, lack of patriotism and the corruption are ruining the best country on earth.
The Government of DRC has to resign and let us govern the country in a patriotic manner.
The NPPPC (National People's Patriotic Party of the Congo = Nouveau Parti Patriotique du Peuple Congolais) is ready to tackle any task in building the D R Congo as never before and to organise the civil society for the happiness and good morality of our people.
Imagine in a country where disasters happen and the only reaction of a responsible government is to visit with the victims and the two days of mourning. People are hungry and dying while they are mourning. No medicines, no hospitals and no emergency plans to sustain all the victims' lives and console the bereaved. No system is in place and after so many years in power and the silent killing which continues, authorities in DR Congo are behaving worse than the Mobutu's time. The question is, for whom are they working for?
Congo needs patriots, sons and daughters who love the country and who bear the interests of the country in their hearts. To date, none of such a leader in the government can be sought. We are the mockery of the whole world and we still behave like though. Our civil servants are not paid and if they are, they are inadequately paid. Hospitals and medicines are nowhere to be seen. Children are not schooling, Our sisters, and mostly those from North & East including Maniema, Kalemie, Sud and Nord Kivu with Province Orientale are being raped daily without governmental protection. people of Congo is being destroyed by hunger, fear, rape and poverty. It's a shame. Even the MONUC troops did not and could not stand up against evil temptations. With troops from underdeveloped countries with low morality. That's why the truth in this is just to have troops from first countries such as USA, Belgium, Canada, Russia, China, Israel, UK, Netherlands or South Africa. Such troops can help to protect our people while we expect the current government to be voted out next year in June. Enough is enough. 50 years of independence and suffering. 50 years of mediocrity. 50 years of bad policies, corruption, slaying and nonsense.
We are ready to rule by respecting all the engagements and to be closer to our traditional friends while making new ones. We shall be the center of business and friendship for the whole world. With Belgium at our sides, we are lucky to have been associated with a country's Capital of Europe.
We hope to see the World still be with us. We thank the First world (USA & EU) to have given us hope for democracy in D R Congo. Also, we thank China for trying, but in the country without order, results are unpredictable. Corruption is rampant. We hope things will be better with NPPPC. D R Congo is the only country pulling the SADC down while the whole community is booming. Its a pity and as Congolese, I feel humiliated and completely down. What's this? Among 70 millions of people, did we have to come up with this? Why...why? Is it a curse or damnation? We need a lot of praying to save our country. Let's pray hard that we keep this commitment for the survival and happiness of our people. We have lost up to eight(8) million people in a conflict we never started. This is a real genocide without doubt. Our women Cries of hopelessness are heard. This Congolese government does not understand that with one raped woman it is the whole country Humiliation. We have been humiliated enough.
NPPPC is ready to confront the challenge of Congolese development, prosperity and freedom.
Let's work together and avoid the 15th century governance practiced in DR Cong right now.
May God Bless D R Congo!


#3 Jul 17, 2010
It is a curse from the Gods and our ancestors for their treachery in breeding with whites and other none Subsaharan Africans. The Gods and ancestors have spoken and humiliated them more than any African country for their herecy. This abormination they have brought onto my great African continent (mingling the bloodlines). They will suffer to eternity just like their African partner in shame (Cameroon).

London, UK

#4 Aug 22, 2010
Thank the Gods.

Poole, UK

#5 Sep 24, 2010
k-ill the arabs. the way to solve world problems
bronck burger

Fair Lawn, NJ

#7 May 15, 2011

Glen Rose, TX

#8 Oct 29, 2011

Bergen, Norway

#9 Nov 10, 2011
Isen't it spelled Kongo?

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