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Bullying at School, And how I Overcame it

My experience might not be something new to many kids out there, but I believe sharing my experience could help other kids face their tormentors and probably find a solution to this well-known problem at school. Some years ago, when I was 6 years, I was bullied by a group of children to the extent that I considered stopping going to school. Initially, it started with a boy, who always tried to provoke me. However, I and my siblings’…

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My marriage is in danger since I started earning more than my husband

Dear Aunt Sylvia, I am a 51-year old lady married to an educated man with three adorable children. Both my husband and I are working and I would say, we are financially ok. Some years ago, my husband became sick and he was advised by the doctor to work less. That drastically changed our income situation and made me earn more than my husband. Recently, I noticed that he is not the same man he used to be. He…

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Between Tradition and Gender Rights

While our present social advancement has yielded democratic dividends, amongst them,  freedom, human rights, including gender rights, ironically, the same positive social development has put a strong challenge to the culture. Instead of taking the cultural realities as a binding force, which creates some degree of coherency in the society, literacy has questioned the relevance of certain cultural entities. Yet, some have stubbornly and jealously held and looked up to the culture as an important shining light that can…

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Religion: The Need to Look at the Religion Urgently From Another Perspective

Have you ever asked yourself why you are willing and ready to insult, fight, die or kill others for the sake of religion, while you have no problems to worship or praise criminals who have stolen – and still steal –  your billions of dollars from the government with a  gun or a pen and effectively put your life and indeed that of your children and future generation in a miserable, dangerous, hopeless and precarious position? Why would you…

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That Enjoyment that Creates Preventable Stress

It is said that having children could be the easiest adventure, but taking care of them is indeed a challenging and demanding role. In other words, it is very easy to be a parent, but a huge responsibility to be a dad or mum. Recent statistics have shown that the world population is dangerously exploding to the extent that in the year 2050, the world population will have recorded about 2.2 billion more people. That would mean about 9.8…

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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda ( Part 2 )

Discusses amongst other issues, the President Uhuru Kenyatta saga, ICC alleged minimal accomplishments, intentional frustrations of the ICC’s investigations, protection of the ICC potential witnesses, ICC as a partner/victimizer, Is fear of the ICC indictment discouraging dictators from leaving power? Etc …….. Kata Kata: The withdrawal of the case against President Kenyatta of Kenya, must have been a big setback for you and your organsation as a whole. How do you feel about this setback? Bensouda: On 5 December 2014, I withdrew charges…

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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda (Part 1)

Recently, our research has shown that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is perceived negatively in many quarters. More worrisome still, almost 80% of our respondents do, in fact, not know clearly what the organization stands for or its legal boundary. It is a common belief amongst many that the ICC is not only an aggressor, but it is also equally regarded as the imperialistic tool of the West. That is not all. The International Criminal Court hinders political and…

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International Gender Champions: ICC leaders join in pioneering initiative to break down gender barriers

In an important initiative to break down gender barriers at all levels, top officials of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) – President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, and Registrar Peter Lewis – have joined the “International Gender Champions” network. This global leadership network brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. “The International Criminal Court needs to reflect in all its relevant policies…

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Religion: (Mis)Interpretations and Reformations

  Last year (2017) marked exactly 500 ago since the Reformation took place in Germany, which gave birth to the Protestant Church. The Reformation in the church started after German Monk, Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in the Catholic Church, which he believed were contrary to the doctrine and original message of Christianity. It all began after Luther criticised what he considered the misinterpretation of the Church doctrine and what he perceived as the corruption within the…

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Dialogue at the Kata Kata Village Square over Breastfeeding

(At the kata kata village square. Agama’s wife has reported the husband to the village assembly for sexual harassment. The village wants to settle the quarrel. Coincidentally, Piccolo, the Kata Kata Village’s representative at the WHO’s organised breastfeeding course has just returned to brief the village on the course  ). CHIEF: My people, you know our Kata Kata village is village of peace. So therefore, we wan’ help Agama and family live in peace.  Madam Agama, why you report…

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Leadership and the Principle of Destructo-creativity

“Effective leaders sacrifice much that is good in order to dedicate themselves to what is best.” John C. Maxwell   For a seed to grow, it must first die before it germinates and springs into life. Life is all about making sacrifices aimed at achieving something worthy. It is said that a ship without a captain is destined for destruction. From managerial competence, integrity, decisiveness, empowerment, sincere enthusiasm, great communication skills, loyalty etc, leaders are not born, but rather…

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Time waits for no one

The one thing I really like about the clock, is that it keeps on going forward – not backward. Forward ever, backward never. If the clock stops going forward, it is in most cases, due to mechanical or battery problems. Otherwise, it is all about forward ever. Hum. Interesting indeed, isn’t it? How does this reflect human life? Life goes on. Does it apply to the African situation? The time factor does indeed explain certain issues in human life….

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