Congolese people often joke about the institutions of their country.Congolese people often joke about the institutions of their country.One of the most ironic jokes is about the Congolese army, known as the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or FARDC.The joke goes like this: "in our beloved Congo, there is no army. Actually no, there is no professional army. No, that is not true. There are three warlords leading three militias to guide us under the not so benevolent baby dictator".
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has awarded its Good Governance Award to former Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Kigali, Rwanda, over the last weekend of April 2018. Unlike all the precedent awards, the recipient, the place, the tone, and the direction of Mo Ibrahim Fundation have raised eyebrows and many questions.
In the article published on Monday, April 23, 2018, AfroAmerica Network disclosed, based on sources within the Rwandan Government and the Congolese refugees in Rwandan camps that Moïse Katumbi was planning to travel to Rwanda (see DRC presidential contender Moïse Katumbi, threatens to launch a war to overthrow Joseph Kabila? ). On Thursday, Moïse Katumbi confirmed, in a tweet, that he had arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, officially to attend the 2018 Mo-Ibrahim Forum meeting and the celebration of 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Laureate, former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) political opposition leader, the magnate Moïse Katumbi, has threatened a forceful action against the regime of president Joseph Kabila if the latter fails to organize the presidential elections before December 23rd, 2018. According to sources contacted by AfroAmerica Network, the forceful action includes an armed rebellion or a military coup.