Doozy Wednesday in National Assembly: Opposition boycotts closed-session interpellation of Defense aThursday, May 31, 2012 - 16:13, by Alex Engwete
Wednesdays are usually devoted to current affairs issues in the
Ordinarily, those Wedneday sessions are dull affairs where one MP
after another would take to the floor to deliver long-winded
monologues--no doubt to impress, surely not other fellow MPs who then
take that opportunity to talk on their mobile phones or flick through
their newspapers; but most certainly viewers of RTNC-3, the
parliamentary TV channel that carries live sessions of both houses of
But this Wednesday, May 30, was different, as for the first time two
important cabinet members of the… ( Read on! )
Keith Harmon Snow, a prolific American "Africanist" blogger, is the
latest victim of "Friend Stranded in Foreign Country Scam Emails"
originating in the Philippines.
(Are Nigerian con artists now operating from the Philippines?)
I don't know whether this scammer got into one of Snow's email
accounts (by phisting) or just stumbled upon his name, which is about
everywhere on the Internet on matters relating to Africa--and
particularly the African Great Lakes Region and East africa.
I think this scammer might have gotten into Snow's account, for how
would he pick me out as his sucker?… ( Read on! )
Radio-Trottoir proved true by leaked new classified UN Report: Rwanda's saber rattling in eastern DRTuesday, May 29, 2012 - 16:30, by Alex Engwete
The Congolese grapevine of Radio-Trottoir is once again proved true.
Radio-Trottoir had it, since the new
round of violence broke out in North-Kivu in early May, that Rwanda
was behind Jean-Bosco Ntaganda and his militia.
According to Radio-Trottoir, the Rwandan regime, which once thrived on
the windfall of its bloody experiment in military entrepreneurship on
Congo resources, will forever be a clear and present danger to the
Rwanda is being helped in this enterprise, still according to
Radio-Trottoir, by the inane and incoherent security policy of the DRC
… ( Read on! )
No Comment: Jacob Lenin Zuma's Penis victimized by Brett Murray, the Goodman Gallery, Zapiro, City PFriday, May 25, 2012 - 16:24, by Alex Engwete
Manichean Yarn: Cabinet submits declarations of assets as National Assembly nips in the bud proposedThursday, May 24, 2012 - 18:13, by Alex Engwete
On Wednesday, May 23, a Manichean yarn unfolded in two institutions in
Kinshasa: the Supreme Court of Justice and the National Assembly.
With much fanfare, Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo and his full
cabinet went to the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ in acronym)--still
standing for the yet to be set up Constitutional Court whose
juridiction is over such matters--to submit sealed envelopes
containing details of their assets and holdings.
This, in compliance with Article 99 of the Constitution of the DRC,
which stipulates that the Head of State and members of government,
within 30 days… ( Read on! )
Alex Engwete is the nom-de-plume of a Congolese-American freelance writer, consultant and blogger based Kinshasa, DRC, and Washington, DC. (Read on!)