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ICC: Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

Mr President, I thank you for this opportunity to present my Office’s thirtieth report on the Darfur situation, pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, In June, when I last briefed this Council, I emphasised that recent events in Sudan presented a unique opportunity to ensure that the suspects against whom warrants of arrest have been issued by the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) in the Darfur situation finally face justice in a court of law….

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Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

In a landmark ruling that could have repercussions on one of the problems facing Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court on Thursday instructed the government of Sierra Leone to allow pregnant girls to attend school. Furthermore, the Sierra Leonean government must abolish a part-time school arrangement for pregnant schoolgirls, according to the court ruling. Following an increase in teenage pregnancy rates, after many schools were closed during the Ebola tragedy…

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Proverb of the week: Cows are born with ears; later they grow horns.

Ngora inlingino nanine; ndobagi nalobehe ngoba. (Nuba-Tira, Sudan) Cows are born with ears; later they grow horns. (English) Generally, Children are expected to be taken care of when they are young, while they are, on the other hand, required to listen to their parents and elders from whom the children learn their life experience. Life is a mysterious journey, full of uncharted and fortuitous dangers. The Nuba-Tira group in Sudan uses this proverb to encourage children not to scorn…

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South Africa: Cape Town caged by a rise in gang activities

It is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Africa. With its scenic, colossal mountains and seductive sandy beaches, South Africa’s Cape Town has both beauty and historic features you hardly see in any other city in Africa, if not in the world. It is indeed a city that offers a lot for everyone. However, this beautiful city that boasts gorgeous and breathtaking scenes has become nothing enviable today; it has virtually been taken over by crime, with…

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The Kata Kata outreach program: Liam Katabira visits schools in Kisaasi Uganda

In his effort to promote the Kata Kata outreach program, Liam Katabira, the Ambassador of Kata Kata Africa Cartoon Magazine visited Kids World Nursery and Junior School in Kisaasi Uganda on November 21, 2019. The visit aimed at interacting with young people and sharing his experience as a young writer.  Liam is a seven-year-old Writer from Uganda, who discovered his (comics) writing talent at a ripe age. At a tender age when many kids are more or less interested…

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Enough of Cyber Bullying!!

You don’t necessarily have to have direct physical contact with someone before killing them, nor do all aggression and brutality leave a trace of blood on the victim. Stop cyber bullying now!!! Join Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine (www.katakata.org) today and say NO to Cyber Bullying.

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Kids’ Corner: The Drunkard

Robert lived in a village called Kireka. He was 30 years old. He had 4 children. Their names were Mukisa, Kyoto, Kyobe, and Makula. His wife was called Kevina. They lived in a small mud house roofed with grey iron sheets. All of the family members slept in the same house. Robert did not have a big compound nor a garden. Robert did not take care of his family. It was the wife, Kevina who would work at the…

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Cyber Bullying Campaign: Thanks for coming on board

Since the launch of the cyber bullying campaign on 11th November in Uganda, many have come on board to make the campaign a reality. Thank you for that right decision! However, we still need those of you out there, who are yet to join the historic wagon. Agama, Piccolo, Nza, Useni, Liam, Namazzi, Mukisa, Natukunda ……..(you keep on counting) have all joined the Cyber-Bullying Campaign Wagon. Where are you? We can only reach our destination quickly and book a…

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2021 AFCON qualifiers kick-off

The 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is set to begin this week on November 13, 2019, with forty-eight nations fighting for 24 slots in the 2021 tournament. Each of the teams will play two matches between this Wednesday and Tuesday next week (November 19). The other matches will be in August, September, October and November 2020. The biennial international men’s football championship of Africa qualifiers started with a preliminary round in October. The round consisted of 8 teams…

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Cyberbullying campaign kicks off in Uganda

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  Desmond Tutu One may call the above quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu a warning, but it sounds more than that. It equally captures the lingering – and often neglected – social problems facing the world today, especially African…

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Press Release: Liam courtesy visit to schools in Kisaasi and Makerere

On November 6, 2019, the Katakata Africa Ambassador, Katabira Liam held a meeting with the teachers and pupils of Kids world Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi as well as the Makerere Hill College in Uganda. In his pledge to encourage more young children to write stories, Liam held a two-hour meeting at the school. Ever since Liam became the ambassador for Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine, Kid World Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi becomes the second school to host him. …

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Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment

On 7 November 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), unanimously, sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment.  The time Mr Ntaganda has spent in detention at the ICC – from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 – will be deducted from this sentence. To make its decision, the Chamber received submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence, heard witnesses and admitted evidence, and held a hearing on the matter on…

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