The above video is about a Congolese Hero Patrice Lumumba's speech.
Men and women of the Congo,
Victorious independence fighters,
I salute you in the name of the Congolese Government.
I ask all of you, my friends, who tirelessly fought in our ranks, to mark this June 30, 1960, as an illustrious date that will be ever engraved in your hearts, a date whose meaning you will proudly explain to your children, so that they in turn might relate to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren the glorious history of our struggle for freedom.
Who will ever forget the shootings which killed so many of our brothers, or the cells into which were mercilessly thrown those who no longer wished to submit to the regime of injustice, oppression and exploitation used by the colonialists as a tool of their domination?
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been proclaimed and our beloved country's future is now in the hands of its own people.
Brothers, let us commence together a new struggle, a sublime struggle that will lead our country to peace, prosperity and greatness.
Together we shall establish social justice and ensure for every man a fair remuneration for his labour.
We shall show the world what the black man can do when working in liberty, and we shall make the Congo the pride of Africa.
We shall eradicate all discrimination, whatever its origin, and we shall ensure for everyone a station in life befitting his human dignity and worthy of his labour and his loyalty to the country.
We shall institute in the country a peace resting not on guns and bayonets but on concord and goodwill.
Thus, both in the internal and the external spheres, the new Congo being created by my government will be rich, free and prosperous. But to attain our goal without delay, I ask all of you, legislators and citizens of the Congo, to give us all the help you can.
I ask you all to sink your tribal quarrels: they weaken us and may cause us to be despised abroad.
I ask you all not to shrink from any sacrifice for the sake of ensuring the success of our grand undertaking.
Finally, I ask you unconditionally to respect the life and property of fellow-citizens and foreigners who have settled in our country; if the conduct of these foreigners leaves much to be desired, our Justice will promptly expel them from the territory of the republic; if, on the contrary, their conduct is good, they must be left in peace, for they, too, are working for our country's prosperity.
Eternal glory to the fighters for national liberation!
Long live independence and African unity!
Long live the independence and sovereign Congo!
Each Year, The Congolese Community Of Arizona provide extended services to the Democratic Republic of Congolese Refugees and Immigrant in the State of Arizona. We provide a broad range of services to our members and non members who recently moved in our State. As we all know, these refugees comes here with nothing in their pocket other than a beautiful smiles and our love and cares. We work closely with local refugee agencies, Arizona Refugee Ressetlement office and other local agencies to explore the best way to provide services as a Mutual assistance community to those refugees.
These assistances ranges from employement, basic emergency kit, furniture, home based english courses, household equipement training, Day Care, Transportation and other community activities listed in our program.
Over 5.4 Million people died in the conflict in the eastern Congo as a result of a war.
Protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.
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