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Human Rights Association briefs journalists on Human Rights situation in Africa

Apr 16, 2013, 10:27 AM | Article By: Malamin LM Conteh

International Committee for the Respect and Application of the African Charter on Human and People Right (ICRAC), in collaboration with International Action for Peace and Development in the Great Lakes alongside the 53rd African Commission on Human and Peoples Right, recently briefed journalists on the situation of human rights in Africa.

Speaking at the press conference, ICRAC’s President Maluza Wasiludio Mavula, a Congolese, based in Geneva told journalists that the current atrocities taking place in DRC are the most tremendous of all situations all over the world, which he said, is a cause for concern.

“In any twinkle of an eye, people are raped and brutally murdered,” he stated, saying human rights violation has no place in any civilised society.

He also urged the African leaders to respect their citizens, most of whom, he said, despite the wealth in Africa, continued to suffer while the youth grapple with the problems of unemployment.

According to him, Africa is the richest continent in terms of minerals, but questioned why African youths are still dying on the Atlantic Ocean seeking greener pasture.

He accused Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, for fueling atrocities in DRC and warned him to desist from doing so.

He also called on African Heads of State to strive and boost African economies, by sustaining progressive economies in their countries and promoting integration within Africa.

Mr Wasiludio Mavula appealed to African leaders to hold the West accountable for the slavery, and let the West compensate Africa for the brutal inhuman treatment faced by forefathers of Africa during the slavery, perpetuated by the West.

Maurice T. Katala, the President of the IDPD, also told journalists at the briefing that his organisation and the ICRAC shared the same objectives.

His organisation is aware of the crises in Africa, especially in DRC, Mr Katala said, adding that African governments should do everything in their powers to create employment opportunities for their people.