The CONGOLESE NEWS AGENCY reports that the President of the Republic, Félix-Antoine Tshilombo, for the first time since his investiture in January 2019, is carrying out a work mission within the country and more specifically to Lubumbashi, capital of the province of Haut Katanga.

This news bulletin continues that as the Supreme Commander of the Army Forces and the police, the Head of State will chair the meeting of the High Council of Defense with the senior officers of the civil defense and security services during which he will be examined in particular the question of security in the Haut Katanga and, particularly, in the city of Lubumbashi, victim of a growing insecurity.

FORUM DES AS effectively adds that the choice of Lubumbashi is justified by the upsurge of recent violent scenes in the city of Lush and especially reminds that before his arrival in Lubumbashi, Fatshi dispatched the General Inspector of the FARDC, General John Numbi, who has been there since Tuesday 9 April.

According to the newspaper, "the urgency is needed" in a city which fears bandits, like what the Django’s band did in Kinshasa, notify their next victims of their home visit. "A visit that usually takes place at night. Several homes are visited by armed men who steal, rape and kill", reveals the newspaper quoting reliable sources.

In connection with this situation of insecurity, LE POTENTIEL mentions: " The political platform “ Ensemble” accuses the rebel Kyungu Gideon".

The newspaper points out that the political grouping of Moïse Katumbi, in a statement issued in Brussels on April 10, points the finger at the notorious warlord Kyungu Mutanga alias Gédéon who would operate in complicity with some caciques of the former regime.

The tabloid fears that such a situation, if it is confirmed, jeopardizes some new signs that already starting to settle in the country for a few months. To those who accuse Katumbi of being behind these facts, the newspaper replies that the main problem is that the former governor of the former Katanga "does not stop felling dizzy to the leaders of the fallen regime (...) who fear of Ensemble’s leader whose works continue to speak about him several years after his departure from the head of the former province of Katanga in protest against dictatorial desires ... ".

"To maximize their chances of success, CACH and FCC must formalize their coalition", L'AVENIR mentions in another topic.

The newspaper worries that at the pace that things are going, if the two political families do not structure their coalition by endowing themselves with a sort of executive, it would result in a divorce that would make good thing to all those who have never wanted peace and democratic alternation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This divorce, continues the newspaper, would surely be a blow to social cohesion and the continuation of some major projects for the development of the country.

For its part, AFRICA NEWS points out that "the opposition claims a lot to the National Assembly" taking into account of the results of Yumbi, Beni and Butembo. Totaling 113 elected after the publication of the provisional results of the general elections of Beni-city, Beni territory, Yumbi and Butembo, the opposition seeks the resumption of negotiations with the majority, demanding a position of titular and an assistant.

Thus, the tri-weekly finds that nothing is moving forward in the process of setting up the definitive Office of the National Assembly.


(CKS/Yes)