#Telema means “Stand Up” in Lingala, a Congolese language.
It is a global Congolese movement unfolding both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Diaspora.
Launched in the wake of the January 19, 2015 uprising in the Congo, #Telema aims to support, develop and sustain an organized popular movement in the Congo for peace, justice and human dignity.
President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to vacate office has sparked protest in the DRC, especially by the youth, which was brutally repressed. Kambale Musavuli analyses the state of the Congolese nation in the run-up to what should be an election – and highlights the role of an American firm in the maintenance of a repressive regime. […]
The citizen movement Quatrième Voie/Il est temps RDC (Fourth Way/ The Time is Now DRC) demands the release of youth activist Guyz Baruti arrested on October 29, 2016 at a youth rally for the strict respect of the Congolese constitution. This rally took place in front of African Union office in Kinshasa located on Boulevard […]
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As it relates to the #Telema uprising in Congo, what is that we are calling for? 1. The United Nations or other international bodies to do an investigation into the killing of dozens of Congolese civilians, a large number of which were youth and students. 2. The global community to send an unequivocal and clear […]