Because of the corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the normal system of social service and infrastructure has broken down. The Goma area in the North East, has seen a spate of kidnappings in the past months, including the well publicised one of two British tourists. No publicity is given to the native Congolese who are held, tortured and whose families have to pay to get them back. The ransom demands are outrageously high and usually have to involve the selling of property and land if any is available. There is strong circumstantial evidence that the police and army are complicit with the criminals, which is why the amounts have to be so high, with so many people to pay off. President Kabila is only interested in preserving his financial empire and the position of power as long as possible. Which is why he is not interested in a rule of law and checks on authority. The only thing important to him is the loyalty of the police and army, thus giving them free reign to extort from the people. His and his direct relative’s business networks extend into every area of the Congo. These have now been exposed by the Pulitzer Centre:-
The world needs to know the depths of his self interest at the expense of his country’s future, so he can be persuaded to stand down as soon as possible and the police and army are reformed to serve and protect the people according to their mandate.
The photo is of a kidnapping gone wrong. Taken in April 2018, it involves WCA volunteers. Two have been killed and one was released after torture, on payment of $3000, negotiated down from the original demand of $20,000.
The news reported by Transparency International is slightly wrong, the President is trying oust the corrupt head of the anti-corruption agency, not neuter the agency. This misunderstanding would be the result of misinformation by corrupt individuals!
The newly elected President of Mongolia is listening to the voices of thousands of Mongolians around the world and has recalled the newly elected ambassador to the UK. Mr S. Bayar should return to Mongolia, to clear up multiple allegations of money laundering and corruption.
The election is here and most people know about the central issue that was avoided by the major politicians. Evidence is there but not officially examined, interim laws were hurridly passed to protect hidden assets. This issue is central because trust is the most important thing. The people need to know that their elected politicians are going to put the interests of the country before their personal interest.
Attempted delivery by hand but nobody home. The above letter was taken to the Mongolian Embassy at 4.40pm on Thursday the 1st June 2017.
Now that the fog of distraction has been dissipated, we can look forward to healthy debates on the issues at hand, such as more than $5 Billion US in off-shore assets, that just popped up like magic mushrooms while no-one was looking, beneficiaries being a few of the Mongolian political elite, who purely by coincidence happened to be responsible for the big money deals that are transforming the country, not for the better. Where did the money go, if not into these bloated accounts? Answers are urgently called for.