Despite UN Resolution 1291 establishing the UN security mission in the DRC, MONUC (30th of november 1999), the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have not yet enjoyed peace and security, two prerequisites for freedom and sustainable development.
Noting the persistent climate of violence in the DRC and the current government’s inaction in securing peace for its citizens, the Africa Liberal Network:
1- Calls for an assessment of the role of MONUC;
2- Calls on the UN Security Council to take responsibility for bringing peace to the people of the DRC;
3- Calls on the government of the DRC to protect the population of the country;
4- Expresses its support for all the people of the DRC;
5- Condemns all forms of violence committed by government forces or other armed groups;
6- Calls on the international community to consider the establishment of an International Tribunal Court for the DRC;
7- Calls on the National Assembly of the DRC to pass legislation to put an end to the impunity with which the armed groups operate;
8- Calls for the disarmament of all foreign and national armed groups on DRC soil;
9- Calls on the government of the DRC to take all the necessary steps to ensure political parties can exercise their rights in a peaceful and free electoral environment
10- Condemns the assassination of late Daniel Bolethi, vice president of the provincial assembly of Kinshasa,Member of the Movement of Liberation of Congo(MLC) and asks for a full investigation of this murder;
11- In view of foreign involvement in the DRC conflict, calls on neighbouring countries such as Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, and Uganda to honour their commitments to the people of the DRC in order to find a lasting solution;
12- Calls on the President of the African Union and the UN Secretary General to play a more active role in finding a lasting solution to the conflict in the DRC.
15 July 2008