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Kais Saied sworn in as new Tunisian President

Former Tunisian law professor Kais Saied on Wednesday took an oath of office as the North African country 8th President after a landslide victory in the presidential run-off held on October 13. He trounced his opponent media mogul Nabil Karoui. The ceremony, which took place in the country’s parliament, was witnessed by members of parliaments and some of the top officials. In his speech, Saied vowed to fight corruption and terrorism and protect freedoms. He garnered 2.7 million votes…

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Kids’ Corner: The Art Man

Hinese lived in a village called Kigoma. He was 20 years old. He sat every evening on top of the hill of Kigoma to see the sun going to sleep, the dancing trees, and the grass. The sun looked so beautiful in the eyes of Hinese. The sun was yellow, the grass was green and the trees were both brown and green. The grass and the wood on the hill always grew tall and the villagers would cut it…

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Mozambique: President Nyusi is set to be declared winner amidst opposition protests

Mozambicans went to the poll on October 15 to elect President, governors and Members of Parliament, in elections many expected to bring a new beginning for the South East African country, which has been marred with political chaos for decades. Preliminary results from the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE) show that the incumbent Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique ruling party, the Mozambique Liberation Front known as FRELIMO is leading with 75 per cent of…

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A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (Nandi, Kenya)

Mabarei kuinetab teta moitanyi. (Nandi) Pembe ya ng’ombe haiui ndama wake. (Swahili) La corne d’une vache ne tue pas son veau. (French) A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (English) This proverb from the Nandi community, which is part of the Kalenjin ethnic group in Kenya, emphasizes the importance of discipline, responsibility and punishing of children when they have done something wrong. Such strict measures aim to ensure that children are trained to grow up responsibly, to enable…

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Relief for suspended veteran radio journalist Bateman

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman has received financial boost via ‘Crowdfunding’ campaign as he serves his one-month suspension without pay. The fundraising was spearheaded by the co-founder of the radio Jonathan Witt.  “My friend, and journalist, Barry Bateman has been suspended without pay following an incident last month for which he has apologized. If you’re able to help him make ends meet this month please consider making a donation,” said Mr Jonathan Witt. Mr Witt via his Twitter handle…

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ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, concludes visit to Abuja, Nigeria

On Monday, 14 October 2019, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, concluded a two-day visit to Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was her fourth mission to this situation country. During her visit, Prosecutor Bensouda met with the Vice President of Nigeria, H.E. Mr Yemi Osinbajo, to discuss the Nigerian Government’s support and cooperation with the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria currently being conducted by the Office of the…

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The priceless efforts by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to bring lasting peace in his country and far beyond have been rewarded with the 2019 Nobel Peace prize award. According to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, Mr Abiy Ahmed won the prestigious award due to his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation.” He will receive in Oslo, Norway, the 100th Nobel Peace Prize worth around nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000) in December. On coming to the…

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Title: The Dark Well

Chapter 1: Jeremy and Jeremiah love football Jeremy and Jeremiah were playing with their friends Jack and Louis in the grass in the evening. They were using a ball rolled out of banana fibres collected from their banana plantation. They liked to play football every evening with their friends. Jeremy was 6 years old and Jeremiah was 7 years old. Jack and Louise were also 7 years old and went to the same school called Masanafu Primary school. When…

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ICC judges hold retreat in Arnhem (The Netherlands)

On 3-4 October 2019, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), held a judicial retreat near Arnhem (The Netherlands). The retreat provided an opportunity for judges to have a private exchange on topics related to the efficiency and functioning of the judiciary. In particular, the retreat focussed on identifying concrete areas in which the judges may best contribute to strengthening the Court and the Rome Statute system. The ICC President, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, said: “The Court’s judges are…

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Uganda: Free Kata Kata Magazine for the Slum dwellers

What explains the proverb What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, better than the steps being taken by Kata Kata in Africa, to bring the core message of the magazine to the people, who desperately need it? Faced with enormous problems and challenges, Africans must learn how best to tackle these obstacles, to bring meaning to their often seemingly meaningless situation. But sadly, most of the affected Africans are extremely poor to have access to information about their…

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Interview: Introducing the Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira

   Remember your childhood years? Joggle your brain. What comes to your mind? Perhaps, the good old days as a child, playing outside with other kids? Or those days when you came back home with dirty clothes, making mum and dad angry with you? Yes, playing carelessly yet with much concentration with your childhood friends, sometimes, to the extent that you forgot to do the usual daily domestic tasks like fetching of water or firewood assigned to you. And…

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