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Kenya’s Police Reform: Police officers ‘told to buy their own uniforms’

The cat must not steal a piece of fish, but the owner of the cat must not put the fish near the cat.  How does the above proverb explain the dilemma facing Kenya as it confronts the shortage of police officers’ uniforms amid the country’s police reform? In a lot of ways. It has been reported that some police officers in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have been forced to be buying their uniforms from civilian tailors, following an alleged instruction…

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COVID-19: Victims Of Conspiracy Theories, Myths or Paranoid Delusions?

Is it the ambiguous belief that certain powerful persons, institutions, government or even evil forces are secretly behind the presence of the COVID-19? How about an alleged undisclosed plot by groups to use the Coronavirus to manipulate the political process or target people for political or financial reasons? I believe you are not unaware of the claims that the Coronavirus was artificially manufactured in the laboratory to depopulate the world. Is the fallacy, that the spread of the COVID-19…

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Brothers who get along will always defeat the enemy

Brothers who get along will always defeat the enemy. (English) Abaguma bobalwa amatumu. (Mashi, DRC)  Ndugu wakisikizana vizuri wanashinda adui kila mara. (Swahili )  Les frères qui s’entendent bien ils arrivent toujours à vaincre l’ennemi. (French ) This proverb is common amongst the Mashi-speaking tribe (Shi and Nyabungu), found in the Sud-Kivu province of the South, West and North of Bukavu of the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC). The proverb is used to emphasize the importance of unity – especially,…

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Understanding why COVID-19 is Indeed a Virus, Tearing the African Social Fabric Apart

You may call the COVID-19 perhaps the worst pandemic of recent time, and definitely, one of the greatest health challenges the world has ever seen. That definition would not be hyperbolic because the virus has caused insurmountable damages and untold miseries, ranging from the deaths of loved ones to the collapse of the world economy.  But to some, the deadly virus is just what it is. So is the COVID-19 data. The opposite of evil. The reminiscence of anything…

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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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