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Gender inequality and Gender-based Violence

While we fight against gender inequality and gender-based violence, many around the world have decided to leave no stone unturned in creating a gender-balanced society. Kata Kata Village is not an exception. A glimpse at the conversations amongst some members of the village tells you how important the subject has become. Hear them: PICCOLO: You mean shouting on your wife frequently till she breaks down emotionally is not a kind of violence against her? MAN: Why is it dat…

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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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ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the voluntary surrender of Paul Gicheru to the Court

I welcome the news of Mr Paul Gicheru’s voluntary surrender and transfer to the custody of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”). On the 9th of February 2015, my Office requested the judges of the Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber II to issue a warrant of arrest for Mr Gicheru, on charges of interfering with ICC witnesses in the Kenya Situation, contrary to the Rome Statute. On the 10th of March 2015, the judges issued a warrant of arrest…

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Situation in Kenya: Paul Gicheru Arrives at ICC Detention Centre

Today, 3 November 2020, Paul Gicheru was surrendered to the custody of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) by the Dutch authorities and arrived at the Court’s detention centre in The Netherlands.  Mr Gicheru, a lawyer formerly based in Kenya, is suspected of offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing witnesses of the Court. Mr Gicheru surrendered to the authorities of The Netherlands on 2 November 2020, pursuant an ICC arrest warrant issued in 2015. He…

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Kenya: Paul Gicheru surrenders for allegedly corruptly influencing ICC witnesses

Today, 2 November 2020, Mr Paul Gicheru surrendered to the authorities of The Netherlands pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”). Mr Gicheru, a lawyer formerly based in Kenya, is suspected of offences against the administration of justice consisting in corruptly influencing witnesses of the Court. The Court, through the Registry services, submitted a cooperation request to the Dutch authorities for the arrest and surrender of Mr Gicheru to the…

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Sudan Liberation Movement Sends Solidarity Message to France in the Wake of Nice Terror Attack

The leadership of the Sudan Liberation Movement unequivocally condemns the latest terrorist outrage by a Salafist extremist that claimed the lives of three peaceful French citizens in the brutal knife attack in the Notre-Dame Basilica in the Southern French city of Nice.That it follows so soon after the ghastly terrorist murder of Samuel Paty, is a terrible blow to the French people and its democracy. We share in the sense of indignation and horror all decent and humane French citizens,…

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Beheading In France: Sudan Liberation Movement Sends Solidarity Message To France

In the wake of the monstrous street assassination and beheading of secondary school teacher, Samuel Paty, in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine at the hands of a Salafi extremist, the leadership of the Sudan Liberation Movement expresses its heartfelt condolences to Paty’s family, his students, the good people of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and the French people and the French nation as a whole, as France mourns and reels from this latest, nihilist and inexcusable outrage on its soil. We share your sense…

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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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World Sports: The untouchables and double standards

The rate of corruption in sports has become a matter of concern to the general public, especially the fans. Of late, graft allegations, embezzlements and other corrupt practices have rocked the International Federation of Association Football, better known in French as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The FIFA, the highest governing body of football controls football, beach soccer, efootball and futsal. Sadly, this sports body is not the lone swimmer in the ocean of corruption; the International Association of…

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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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