National Movement for Democracy and Federalism
Democratic Republic of Congo
12 Devon Street
Providence, RI 02904
United States of America
November 4, 2008
His Excellency Adolphe Muzito
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa / Gombe
The Honorable Leon Kengo wa Dondo
President of the Congolese Senate
Kinshasa / Gombe
The Honorable Vital Kamere
President of the Congolese Parliament
Kinshasa / Gombe
C/o S.E. M. Ileka Atoki
Permanent Representative of the
Democratic Republic of Congo to the
866 United Nations Plaza , Suite 511
New York , NY 10017
Over the last two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been in the world news mostly in relation to calamities and social and political mismanagement. So many lives have been lost, political turmoil is on display, and misery continuously unfolds. It is time for the national leadership of the DRC to understand its failure to solve the problems facing the people of the DRC, mostly in the eastern side of the country, and the rampant misery that has been crushing the entire nation. This is the moment for the national leadership of the DRC to set aside their differences, stinginess, egoism, and greediness in order to bring effective solutions for improving the lives of the people of the Congo . There are no excuses for the indifferences that have prolonged the plight of the Congolese people for years and have sapped the honor of the nation. The leadership must put an end to the suffering of the people, to the political turmoil that has sustained the misery in the country, and the continual military humiliations. Meetings and diplomatic negotiations have proven unsuccessful – radical new solutions must be considered to relieve the people's sufferings once and for all.
Very recently, the National Movement for Democracy and Federalism, an advocate political movement for peace and prosperity in our beloved country, was contacted by the leadership of the network of former members of the Zairian army forces, now known as Congolese army forces, in the Diaspora. The aim of these military men, well trained in countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Egypt, and Israel, and at the renowned Congolese training centers such as Kotakoli, Bomango, Kitona, Paratroopers training Center (CETA) and the School for Military Applications (Ecole d'Applications Militaires), is to bring an end to the calamities imposed on the Congolese population. They also aim to end the shameful defeats of the rag-tag army of the Congo , an army composed of determined Congolese men and women without adequate training or support. The DRC does not have a credible army, so there is currently no hope for victory over the enemy.
These well-trained men would like to inform you that they are well aware of the fighting going on in the eastern side of the DRC. They want you to realize that they are able, using their field experience and military expertise, to restore peace, and to maintain prosperity throughout the entire country. They want you to give them an opportunity to contribute to the efforts of establishing peace and prosperity in the DRC, and are confident that they will be able to stop the war, pacify the country, and secure the nation without begging for international forces.
If you approve this offer for the welfare of the people of the Congo , and for everlasting peace in Central Africa , they request that you accept the following dispositions:
- Allow them to select an army General who will lead the operations;
- Allow them to select a military expert in war financial management;
- Provide them with the necessary requested military logistics;
- Ask that the United Nations blue helmets take the back seat and leave them alone to operate; and
- Release all imprisoned innocent soldiers of the former Zairian army forces into their strict control.
Your approval of these requests would rapidly lead to several meetings with the leadership of the military network and the NMDF political leadership in an undisclosed foreign country to finalize the beginning of operations in Congo . We believe that these requests will open a path for victory, peace, and prosperity to come to the DRC. The reestablishment of true democracy in Congo is not possible without peace.
Your rejection of these requests would indicate your determination to maintain the people of the Congo in an abject situation of misery, your approbation of the massacre of innocent Congolese, and your propensity to perpetuate wars and conflicts in Central Africa . Such a disposition will not go unnoticed in the eyes of the free world. It should be understood as national leadership treason and an unbearable betrayal of the people of the Congo , as well as the world community.
The urgency to positively respond to these utmost national security requests will translate into your considerable support for the future of the nation.
We sincerely wish that you will agree to these requests for an everlasting peace and prosperity in Congo and in Central Africa .
Matthieu Waakalewae Yangambi, Ed.D.
Chairman of the National Movement for Democracy and Federalism,
Organization Member of the Advocacy Network for Africa, Washington, DC
President of the Congolese Community of Rhode Island, USA.
His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary General
His Excellency Nicolas Sarcozy
President of the European Union Council
His Excellency Jean Ping
Chairperson of the African Union
His Excellency Gordon Brown
Prime Minister of England
His Excellency Prime Minister of Belgium
His Excellency President of Libya
His Excellency President of Egypt
His Excellency President of Nigeria
His Excellency President of South Africa
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Chairman
The Honorable Richard G. Lugar, Ranking Member
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
The Honorable Donald M. Payne, Chairman
The Honorable Christopher H. Smith, Ranking Member
U.S. Congress Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health
The Honorable Bill Delahunt, Chairman
The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher, Ranking Member
U.S. Congress Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight.
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