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President Alassane Ouattara and the Controversial third-term agenda: A Recipe For Mayhem and Dichotomy

For those who have been following the political metamorphosis and the shenanigans in Ivory Coast, the latest news from the country is hardly the fact that the country’s President Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for President again in October, despite having concluded his two terms as president – the legal maximum. Definitely, not Ouattara’s rascality. Rather, the real news is the fact that human beings, especially, African leaders, have failed to cast off their diapers of immaturity,…

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Zimbabwe: Tensions Intensify as Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Clash.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga have clashed on Wednesday in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front  (Zanu-PF) Politburo meeting, where other party members were in attendance. The factional intrigue between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, once friends, has seriously exposed the crack in their relationship as well as high lightened the level of a power struggle within the ruling Zanu-PF. Ironically, the bloodless overthrow of late President Robert Mugabe in November 2017, which brought in Emmerson Mnangagwa as…

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The Latest Issue of Kata Kata Magazine is out!!

Check out: PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Child Marriage ILLUSTRATED STORY: Enough Of Child Marriage In Kata Kata Village HEALTH: Foods that strengthen your immune system TECHNOLOGY: How advancement in technology is transforming the music industry BEAUTY: Ten amazing makeup removers you must have KIDS CORNER: Time for kids to learn more about animals TRAVEL & DESTINATION: Make Kenya your next destination FASHION: Stunning African women dresses that you cannot afford to miss INTERIOR: Top Interior Designs Trending in 2020 FOOD: Home-Made…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Trial to open on 9 February 2021

On 16 July 2020, Trial Chamber V of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled the opening of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona for 9 February 2021.  This date was set by the Chamber after considering the respective submissions by the parties and participants, the rights of the accused, the necessary time for the disclosure of evidence and the protection of victims and witnesses, as well as the special…

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Al Hassan trial: Chief Prosecutor’s Opening Statement.

Mr President, Your Honours, Ansar Dine and AQIM are still active in Mali and the Timbuktu region. They pose a grave danger to the safety of witnesses and victims. I shall therefore not go into specific detail here: you have them in the confidential version of the Trial Brief and other filings. The people of Timbuktu themselves know full well what I’m alluding to, because they have experienced these crimes and suffered physical and mental anguish as a result…

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Al Hassan trial opens at the International Criminal Court

On 14 July 2020, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud opened before Trial Chamber X of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Timbuktu (Mali). Trial Chamber X is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Presiding Judge, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Kimberly Prost. The trial’s opening started with the reading of the charges against Mr Al Hassan. The Chamber…

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Opening of the trial in the Al Hassan case: Practical information

The trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud will open on 14 July 2020,  before Trial Chamber X of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz is accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Timbuktu (Mali). Trial Chamber X is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, Presiding Judge, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Kimberly Prost. During these hearings, the Prosecution will deliver its opening…

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Unity in Diversity: Unity Without Uniformity and Diversity Without Fragmentation

For years the USA had portrayed itself as the oasis of unity in diversity. The land of migrants and opportunity, where every hardworking migrant can achieve their life aspirations. The country, where dreams become a reality – the American dream. With the discovery of seaways to South America by the European explorers, colonisation and slavery, the USA has become a multi-cultural melting point and the beacon of diversity, where migrants from all works of life – irrespective their race,…

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Africa and the Coronavirus pandemic: A blessing in disguise for some

For several months governments across the globe have been working tirelessly to contain the Coronavirus pandemic, a crisis which has brought the entire world to a standstill.  To reduce the risk of transmission, countries have been urging their citizens to embrace the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Some of the measures in place are, wearing of masks in public places, keeping social distancing, regular washing of the hands and sanitizing of the hands using alcohol-based hand…

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Denial, Death and Destruction.

Denial does not change reality for everyone else. Only for the one denying and those who are foolish enough to believe the fantasy. Elle Casey Denial and inactivity prepare people well for the roles of victim and corpse.      John Leach The two quotes above, simply summarise the obvious reality facing the world as we battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become the single most challenging health catastrophe facing the world today. From millions of infections, thousands of deaths,…

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Appeals hearing in the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé case: Practical information

From 22 to 24 June 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) will hold a partially virtual hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé to hear the observations of Parties and Participants on the Prosecutor’s appeal against the acquittal decision in this case. The Chamber will make its judgment on this appeal at a later stage. The hearing will take place with the participation of the Prosecutor,…

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Statement of the International Criminal Court on recent measures announced by the US

The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) expresses profound regret at the announcement of further threats and coercive actions, including financial measures, against the Court and its officials, made earlier today by the Government of the United States. The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to discharging, independently and impartially, the mandate bestowed upon it by the Rome Statute and the States that are party to it.  These are the latest in a series…

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