Quotes by Congolese authors
The miseries suffered by our people come more from the shameless exploitation of our countries.
The enemies of our people have chosen the moment when I am knocked off my feet with sickness to stab me in the back because they know what the territorial integrity, national unity and the dignity of this great Zaire mean to me. I have devoted my life to defending these sacred values.
We are running a very strong and ongoing marketing campaign to get families to send their children to school, particularly girls.
If ever I leave power, it will be only in conditions of beauty, never under pressure.
History will judge me... I shall remain silent.
I'm convinced the question of development is mainly an issue of governance and leadership.
Throughout my career I have proven that I am a man of action.
I have rendered my country and people an enormous service. They owe me everything.
Justice can help reduce sexual violence: bringing to justice those soldiers responsible for sexual violence discourages other soldiers from committing such crimes.
We're trying to bring improved seeds to rural villages to increase yields. We're also trying to improve the roads to make it easier for people to get their produce to the market.
Mobutu does not think he is God.
The I.M.F. programs cost us $2 billion in outflows against only $1 billion in inflows.
I have been busy working in order to make agriculture a priority sector not on a small scale, but into an agro-based industry.
The will of the majority will be respected.
I will never be known as the former President of Zaire.
If you want to steal, steal a little cleverly, in a nice way. Only if you steal so much as to become rich overnight, you will be caught.
I listen every day to the VOA.
The development agenda is not a straightforward one; it's a process with serious hurdles, but it's a path we've chosen to go down.
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