More than one hundred people attended yesterday the solidarity meal organised by FERT Batxillerat in favour of a construction project of new installations to a new secondary teaching college in the D.R. of Congo.
The Congo is a huge country and the capital, Kinshasa, has a population of between six and eight million inhabitants, many displaced from the Kivus, an area devastated by war. I have not been able to access any official document in which the exact population can be stated.
International Human Solidarity Day was proclaimed as such by the General Assembly of the United Nations to involve all countries in uniting in the task of creating together a more prosperous and secure future for all.
The Ivory Coast, traditionally a prosperous and stable country, is going through some turbulent times. Difficulties began in 1993 with the death of the architect of their independence and their subsequent president, Houphoët Boigny.