Congo Commission Declares 2016 Presidential Election Date

The Congo Commission just announced Thursday that the presidential and legislative election will be held on November 27, 2016. “President Joseph Kabila had proposed a national census to take place before an election could be held, but opposition leaders accused him of using that only as a delay tactic so he could hold on to power longer.” http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/congo-commission-sets-november-2016-election-date-28920132 Although Kabila, who has served as Congo president since 2001, has tried to postpone the election time and time again, Campaign Weyi is grateful that democracy is...

Pope Francis Uses New Year Mass To Condemn Slavery and Human Trafficking

In his first mass of 2015, Pope Francis advised people of all cultures and religions to help end human trafficking. One of the best ways he urged people to do so is through avoiding low-cost goods that may be products of forced labor. He stated that it is a God-given right for everyone to be free. Candidate Weyi appreciates Pope Francis’ statement and is passionate about abolishing human trafficking in the DRC and worldwide. Via...

Presidential Proclamation – National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2015

President Obama released a proclamation declaring January 2015 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This month will culminate in National Freedom Day on February first. President Obama called on all americans to recognize their role in helping to eradicate modern slavery by buying products free of forced labor. He called for business and non-profit leaders to ensure their supply chains do not employ the use of slavery. President Obama also promised that the United States Government would continue to try to fight human trafficking on the legislative level. The Weyi campaign supports President Obama and all efforts working towards eradicating slave labor and human trafficking. Via...

Candidate Weyi Interviews with ICOSA Network

Emmanuel Weyi reflects with the ICOSA Network on his story and voyage, which has led him to run for Presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the feature interview, Weyi articulates the importance of his campaign and his history of bringing fair wages and equality to the Congolese Mining industry. From growing up in the magnificent country to gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to bring forth democracy to his homeland, Emmanuel Weyi is passionate about implementing change and progress surrounding women’s empowerment, national security, education, rule of law, business development and infrastructure. The full show aired February 7 on 710AM KNUS and focuses on mining interests, including the Colorado Mining Association’s National Western Mining Conference, and a feature interview with Emmanuel Weyi on his company’s work in the Congo, and campaign. The podcast will be available on iTunes and is accessible from the KNUS podcast page: http://connectcollaborate.podbean.com/ on Monday following the airdate. ICOSA facilitates collaboration. They believe in the power of partnership and bring forth that cooperation through the sharing of stories by mobilizers in the community. Emmanuel Weyi was honored to join the ICOSA Network as he deeply shares their value of growth through collaboration and action. Listen to the full interview...

Weyi Campaign Emphasizes Importance of Anti-Human Trafficking

Emmanuel Weyi is adamant about eradicating the abhorrent practices of slave labor and human trafficking in the DRC and in the world at large. CHTCS believes in the same mission of bringing safety, dignity and fair practice to all industries — especially those with historically high rates of human trafficking, such as mining. Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions was started by Linda Rizk and James D. Wiley, and provides extensive assessments to aid companies in abolishing human trafficking along with child and slave labor. Additionally, they generate After Action Reports, Improvement Plans, Supplier Research and Verification as well as identify compliance recommendations. Human trafficking is regrettably all too prevalent in the Democratic Republic of Congo and developing nations worldwide. Emmanuel Weyi believes in sharing in the common goals of people who are actively working to eliminate this tragic practice. We are hopeful that through strategic action, the Weyi Campaign and CHTCS can impact their own spheres and each make serious strides in expunging the practices of human trafficking on a global scale. Describing the common goals of the Weyi Campaign and Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions, Linda Rizk stated: “I believe what we can do together will change the world: not just the...