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Africa: Risky insurance coverage against prosecution

Looking at the African society and its social-political gridlock, some have classified the continent as arguably very unique and interesting. Yes, unique and interesting, in the sense that either most African leaders are too nimble-witted that they can easily indoctrinate, brainwash or proselytize an average African or the leaders’ voracious greed effectively blocks their thinking faculty. Whatever the case may be, the one undeniable fact is that the last item that seems to occupy the priority list of most…

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Omar al-Bashir : “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred in their bones”

  If there is one thing about history, it is the fact that often the evil acts of human beings are more easily remembered than their good deeds. Secondly, human beings have repeatedly failed to learn from history or use it as a mirror of correction, despite this obvious reality that human’s bad deeds are often judged harshly by history. How true is this in Mark Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare Julius Caesar? A lot. Even though William Shakespeare…

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Right or Wrong: Searching for the truth

Meaning is individual. What is right or wrong depends on the speaker and the opinion itself is influenced by the world-view, background, education, group membership, belief, ideologies and other “makeups” of the speaker. Hum. Getting complicated, some would say. So how would one know what is right or wrong? Perhaps, that complexity or multiplicity of meaning explains the war or words going on between the US ambassador to Zambia and President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.  Well, at the end…

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ICC: Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

Mr President, I thank you for this opportunity to present my Office’s thirtieth report on the Darfur situation, pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, In June, when I last briefed this Council, I emphasised that recent events in Sudan presented a unique opportunity to ensure that the suspects against whom warrants of arrest have been issued by the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) in the Darfur situation finally face justice in a court of law….

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Obesity: What you should know about the chronic disease

Fats play significant roles within our bodies, ranging from supply of energy, shock absorption to body protection. However, not all types of fats are good for your health. Medical experts have proposed the use of healthy fats over unhealthy ones or unsaturated over-saturated. Excess fats are linked to poor health because they are associated with weight gain. When an individual gains too much weight, they are susceptible to obesity, which makes health vulnerable. Obesity definition and measurement Obesity is…

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Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

In a landmark ruling that could have repercussions on one of the problems facing Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court on Thursday instructed the government of Sierra Leone to allow pregnant girls to attend school. Furthermore, the Sierra Leonean government must abolish a part-time school arrangement for pregnant schoolgirls, according to the court ruling. Following an increase in teenage pregnancy rates, after many schools were closed during the Ebola tragedy…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: ICC confirms part of the charges, commits suspects to trial

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber. In view of ensuring protection of victims and witnesses, the decision is confidential and a redacted version of it will be published in due course. Pre-Trial Chamber II, composed of…

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Boxing: Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz Jr, regains 4 titles and earns $60m

Six months after suffering a devastating defeat that sent shock waves in the boxing world, Anthony Joshua had the chance to redeem his lost glory against Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday 7 December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua did so convincingly in a 12 round fight – albeit without the kind of explosive shots many had anticipated. It was a day many boxing enthusiasts had been eagerly waiting for. The pivotal rematch, which ended in 12 rounds without…

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Proverb of the week: Cows are born with ears; later they grow horns.

Ngora inlingino nanine; ndobagi nalobehe ngoba. (Nuba-Tira, Sudan) Cows are born with ears; later they grow horns. (English) Generally, Children are expected to be taken care of when they are young, while they are, on the other hand, required to listen to their parents and elders from whom the children learn their life experience. Life is a mysterious journey, full of uncharted and fortuitous dangers. The Nuba-Tira group in Sudan uses this proverb to encourage children not to scorn…

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Nigeria: Admission to ‘Internet fraud academy?’

It is hardly new that a lot of cybercrimes have been linked to the Nigerian internet syndicates, however, there was until now, hardly any tangible evidence to suggest that some of these internet scoundrels actually, enrolled in a special internet fraud school to perfect their underworld credentials and prepare them for the illegal business ahead. Not until recently. In what Nigeria’s anti-corruption agency calls a breakthrough, the agency recently busted an alleged “internet fraud academy” in a remote village…

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ICC: 18th session of the Assembly of States Parties opens in The Hague

The eighteenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened today at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. From 2 to 7 December 2019, States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Court’s founding treaty, observer States, invited States, international and regional organizations and representatives from civil society will discuss key challenges facing the Statute. States Parties will also make important decisions and adopt resolutions…

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South Africa: Cape Town caged by a rise in gang activities

It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. With its scenic, colossal mountains and seductive sandy beaches, South Africa’s Cape Town has both beauty and historic features you hardly see in any other city in Africa, if not in the world. It is indeed a city that offers a lot for everyone. However, this beautiful city that boasts gorgeous and breathtaking scenes has become nothing enviable today; it has virtually been taken over by crime, with…

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