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Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira to Encourage literacy in Primary Schools in Uganda

In an attempt by kata kata cartoon magazine to encourage reading and writing amongst learners in primary schools in Uganda, the organisation is in talks with leading Primary Schools in the country, among them, Sir Apollo Kagwa Primary School Kisaasi, a member of a wider group under Sir Apollo Kagwa Schools. Under this program, Kata Kata youth ambassador Liam Katabira, an Old Boy (O.B) of one of the Sir Apollo Kagwa Schools, will be visiting schools to achieve Literacy…

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Ivory Coast: The Right Time To Do the Right Thing

Personally, the thought of the West African country Ivory Coast invokes conflicting images of nostalgia, quintessence, lawlessness, precariousness and uncertainty. There was once a country. Peaceful, self-reliant and economic giant a nation its citizens dreamt about. Not anymore. Greed, power drunkenness, nepotism, disregard for the rule of law, insensitive to the citizens’ plights have turned the once restful Ivory Coast into a land of instability, chaos and political uncertainty and systematically rekindled the social cognition of an average Ivorian…

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Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip has died aged 99.

Buckingham Palace has announced Prince Philip’s death, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, at the age of 99. He passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle, the Palace announced. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “He helped to steer the Royal Family and the monarchy so that it remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our…

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Statement by ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, at the conclusion of her visit to Mali

Photo credit: © Timbuktu TFV-ICC HD @Nicolas Réméné From the 29th to the 31st of March, I had the honour to conduct my third and last official visit to Mali in my capacity as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the ‘’Court’’) before my term ends in June of this year. While in Mali, my delegation and I had a full programme  of meetings and productive discussions with the Malian authorities, the judiciary, representatives of civil society,…

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Virtual Reading Time With Liam Katabira, The Young Writer

Virtual Reading Time With Liam Katabira, The Young Writer Join the virtual reading time with our youth ambassador Liam Katabira for all interesting stories. Date: Every Sunday Time: 6pm (EA/Ugandan time) Via: Facebook live stream Young Writers Forum is promoted by:

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Hear The Young Writer’s Story

Do you want to become a young writer? Do you want your stories to be published? Possibilities can be endless – if you have the determination. Liam Katabira is a living witness of what a child can achieve if they are determined. Join the Kata Kata Young Writers’ Club and realise your dreams.

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ICC Appeals Chamber confirms acquittal of Gbagbo and Goudé of all charges of crime against humanity

Today, 31 March 2021, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) delivered its judgment on the Prosecutor’s appeal against Trial Chamber I’s decision of 15 January 2019, which had acquitted, by majority, Mr Gbagbo and Mr Blé Goudé of all charges of crime against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. The Appeals Chamber confirmed, by majority, Judge Ibáñez and Judge Bossa dissenting, the decision of the Trial Chamber. The acquittal of Mr Gbagbo and Mr…

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Okonjo-Iweala wants debt relief for low-income countries to boost trade

The newly appointed director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has recommended a multilateral debt relief for low-income countries, arguing that such a step will promote investment and trade world-wide. She made her appeal on Monday, 29 March, during a meeting with heads of state and government, which focused on International Debt Architecture and Liquidity. Supporting her recommendation, Dr Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigeria’s finance minister, narrated her country’s economy boomed between 2004 and 2005 when it enjoyed debt…

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Ntaganda case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms conviction and sentencing decisions

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) delivered its judgments on 30 March 2021, confirming, by majority, the decision of Trial Chamber VI (“Trial Chamber”) of 8 July 2019, which found Bosco Ntaganda guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2002-2003. Furthermore, the Appeals Chamber unanimously confirmed the Trial Chamber’s decision of 7 November 2019, by which Mr Ntaganda was sentenced to a…

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President Obama’s Kenyan Grandmother dies at 99

Former President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, has died at a hospital in Kenya. She was 99 years old. According to her daughter Marsat Onyango, Sarah Obama, the third and youngest wife of Barack Obama’s grandfather, died early on Monday at a hospital in Kisumu, west of Kenya.  Although Mrs Obama had been sick for a week, she did not die of Covid-19. Fondly referred to as Granny Sarah by President Obama, Mrs Obama had a close relationship with…

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John Magufuli: Tanzania’s COVID-19 Sceptic President dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at a hospital in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. He was 61 years old. According to the televised message from the country’s Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan, “President John Magufuli died of a heart ailment that he has battled for over 10 years.” The Vice President announced 14 days of national mourning. Samia Suluhu Hassan is now constitutionally the acting President of Tanzania until the next election. She will be Tanzania’s first female…

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Ivory Coast’s PM Hamed Bakayoko dies in Germany

Hamed Bakayoko, the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, has died of cancer in a hospital in Germany, authorities say. Mr Bakayoko passed away on Wednesday, a few days after his 56th birthday. Hamed Bakayoko was flown to France in February for medical treatments and later transferred to Germany when his condition worsened.  Hamed Bakayoko was newly appointed prime minister in July, after the sudden death of his predecessor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, sadly, the appointment did not last long. After…

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