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A Peaceful DR Congo Will Pave Way for Africa’s Development – Kufulula

King of the Bapindi Kingdom Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Arnold Kufulula, has emphasized the profound significance of peace in his nation as a catalyst for the development of Africa as a whole.

Speaking against the backdrop of a recent UN humanitarian agencies which stated that no fewer than 60 million people in the Horn of Africa were in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, he underlined the vital role that a stable DR Congo could play in fostering progress, cooperation, and prosperity across the continent.

King Kufulula also known as the Wolf of Congo, highlighted the immense potential of the DR Congo, as Africa’s second-largest country by land area and fourth-largest by population.

He emphasized that the resolution of internal conflicts and the establishment of lasting peace within the DR Congo would not only benefit the Congolese people but also create an environment conducive to regional and continental growth.

According to him “The peace and stability of the DR Congo hold the key to unlocking Africa’s true potential.

“When our nation thrives, Africa thrives. When they started dividing Africa they started from the heart and Congo is the heart of Africa the promise land.

“We are a diverse and resource-rich country, blessed with abundant natural treasures and a vibrant population.

By ensuring security, justice, and unity within our borders, we can inspire and motivate other African nations to follow suit.

“A peaceful and prosperous DR Congo would serve as a shining example of successful nation-building, inspiring other African nations to prioritize conflict resolution, good governance, and sustainable development,” he said.

The King of the Bapindi Kingdom, who acknowledged the DR Congo’s complex history marred by slavery, conflicts and political unrest, said African leaders need to be alive to their responsibility by thinking a out workable strategy that would make the continent self reliant.

“No one is ready to see Africa great as long as we are weak and still begging for aides from the West and still asking to be treated the way we want.

“I went to the United Nation 99 percent of people who go there are for networking or for taking pictures, African inside the room underestimate their power, some come to the UN for an opportunity to never go back home.

“Africans need to learn about the Promise land before living the country, African need to know their own history we can’t keep asking for western country to help us when we can’t help ourselves,” he said.

King Kufulula’s vision aligns with the broader aspirations of African leaders to foster a continent characterized by peace, stability, and sustainable development.

The DR Congo’s vast reserves of minerals, including cobalt, copper, and diamonds, coupled with its fertile agricultural land, position it as a potential economic powerhouse.

However, harnessing these resources to fuel progress necessitates a secure and peaceful environment that stimulates investment, encourages entrepreneurship, and promotes intercontinental trade.


By Dare Akogun




Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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