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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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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 Jeremy 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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Searching for the justice: The ICC and war-crime indictment

It is hardly a secret that in many African countries today, the name, ICC (International Criminal Court) is received with some degree of scepticism. One of the reasons for the negative perception amongst Africans is not unconnected with the fact that Africans top the list of individuals indicted by the ICC. The list is endless….Omar al-Bashir, Uhuru Kenyatta, Charles Taylor, Jean-Pierre Bemba, William Ruto, Charles Blé Goudé, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Laurent Gbagbo, Simone Gbagbo, Joseph Kony, Dominic Ongwen,…

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ICC President visits Rwanda

The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, on Friday 20 September 2019 concluded a two-day working visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where he participated in a capacity-building programme for the Rwandan judiciary on international criminal law as well as held bilateral meetings with officials to promote dialogue and closer relations between the ICC and Rwanda. The ICC President encouraged Rwanda to become a party to the Court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, in order to enlarge…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Confirmation of charges hearing to open on 19 September 2019

On 19 September 2019 at 09:30 (The Hague local time), the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona will open before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Presiding Judge), Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. The hearing is scheduled until 27 September 2019. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is for the judges to determine whether there is sufficient…

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Football: Somalia, Djibouti register landmark wins in decades

Somalia and Djibouti national soccer teams marked a big milestone in the world of football after registering first crucial wins in the first round of Africa’s World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers that took place on Thursday and Wednesday respectively. The first leg of the preliminary rounds involving 28-lowest ranked countries were played between 3rd and 5th with the second leg scheduled for next week. Lowly-ranked Somalia humiliated Zimbabwe 1-0 yesterday recording their first win in qualifiers after 35 years….

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Proverb of the week: That which eats at you is within you

Proverb: That which eats at you is within you. Swahili: Kikulacho Ki Nguoni Mwako Meaning: Often, our actions are borne out of our mistakes and flaws in our characters. Therefore, we should not always point an accusing finger at others. We should take the blame for the results of the actions we have taken. Take a look at the mess Africa is in. Start with South Sudan. Go to the Central African Republic. Follow me to the Democratic Republic of…

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Anna Talia Oze Graces WAY – Kata Kata Collaboration

One of Uganda’s most famous celebrities Nambooze Annet, alias Anna Talia Oze was one of the many dignities that graced the WAY (We Are Youth) campaign which took place in Masaka, Uganda last week. The aim of the project was to encourage students to recognise the importance of education as well as make them realise they could build a brighter future if they keep in school. To demonstrate its support for quality education for every child, Kata Kata country…

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