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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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Bride Price in Africa: He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune

Dowry, a payment made by the family of the groom in the form of money, presents, or a mixture of both, to their future in-laws at the start of their marriage, to enable the groom to marry the bride, has endured the strong wave of westernization in the Africa continent. The long-standing customary practice is shared across the societies from Egypt to South Africa, down to Ghana and Rwanda. On the other hand, in the Hindu culture, the bride’s…

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Talking About Violence Against Women

Being seen (and treated) as inferior, weak, less intelligent than male, a sex object and, in fact, as everything opposite the male, the discriminatory perception and maltreatment of women can itself be a bitter traumatic experience for the female gender. Justifying such perception with the violent treatment of women, and in some cases, being killed for not living up to that patriarchal sex-role stereotype and expectations, can indeed be a nightmare for a woman and a huge stumbling block…

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ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human trafficking, child marriages, and being forced to serve as child soldiers. Despite progress made in the fight against impunity for such crimes, they remain prevalent. These are crimes that…

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Say No To Gender-Based Violence!

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern African society. Gender inequality, which is a by-product of the sexist ideology, which maintains that the female is inferior to the male, persists through the enaction and (re)enforcement of…

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Kata Kata Village Fights Against Gender-Based Violence.

Gender-based violence, which is violence directed against a person as a result of their gender is a serious, yet often neglected human right violation. We cannot talk about gender-based violence without first going back to gender inequality, because gender violence is deeply rooted in gender inequality, which offers the “reality” behind the violence. This kind of violence can be perpetuated physically, psychologically, sexually or economically on the victims through threats, coercion, liberty deprivation whether in public or within the…

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READ THE LATEST KATA KATA CARTOON MAGAZINE

The latest issue of Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine is out. The educational,  informative and yet extremely humorous magazine covers different aspects of life, from social issues to health, literary, technology, fashion, children, interior, food, destination. It is explosive! Read online or subscribe now! More: www.katakata.org/magazines/

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Fighting Gender Inequality in Africa: The Botswana Model

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern African society. Gender inequality, which is a by-product of the sexist ideology, which maintains that the female is inferior to the male, persists through the enaction and (re)enforcement of…

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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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USA: The death of civil rights icon John Lewis and hopes for America

John Lewis the USA US civil rights icon John Lewis died on July 17, 2020, of pancreatic cancer, aged 80 years old. He had been since 1987 the U.S. Democratic Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving his 17th term in the House. Mr Lewis was one of the fearless civil rights leaders named the “Big Six” (included Martin Luther King Jr, ) credited with organising the historic August 28, 1963, march in Washington, aimed at sensitizing the racial…

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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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