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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda ( Part 3 )

Discusses amongst other issues:The President  Omar al-Bashir of Sudan case, refusal of South Africa to hand over President  Omar al-Bashir,  steps the Security Council must take in cases where the ICC member states fail to abide by its own resolutions, the alleged use of so-called “enhanced investigation tactics” or torture by the USA military in Afghanistan, prosecution of individuals from big and powerful countries like the USA, China, and Russia. Etc  Kata Kata: Some years ago, President  Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, a…

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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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ICC: 17th Assembly of States Parties opens in The Hague

The seventeenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened today at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. From 5 to 12 December 2018, States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Court’s founding treaty, observer States, invited States, international and regional organizations and representatives from civil society will discuss key challenges facing the Statute, as it is turning 20 this year. States Parties will…

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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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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

Breast cancer has been a deadly cause of millions of deaths globally. It is estimated that there will be 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Breast cancer, which is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among women globally, is believed to be the second most common cancer worldwide after lung cancer. In 2018, there are 2,093,876 cases of Lung cancer against 2,088,849 Breast cancer cases. In the U.S. in 2018, there will…

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Travel: Some of the Most Amazing Spots in Africa

In Africa, the rule of law and other democratic gains have ushered in a more assertive and positive image of the continent. Freedom, human rights gains and economic prosperity are gradually becoming some of the dividends of the new democratic order. The perception of Africa amongst the West might not be perfect, but it has positively changed of recent. Apart from the positive economic progress of the continent, the raw beauty of Africa is hard to deny. Better still, Africans…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today, around the world an annual call is renewed to end the horrific reality of violence against women. It is unacceptable, not least in the 21st century that women and girls in every corner of the globe continue to face the prospect of violence. Among the chilling range of violence committed against them are sexual and gender-based crimes in the context of war and conflict. Girls taken from their homes, from their schools, raped, used as sex slaves, forced…

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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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Healthy Eating Habits

A healthy diet helps to maintain or improve one’s overall health. Therefore, developing a healthy eating habit must not mean starving one’s self or staying unrealistically thin. The essential secret to a healthy lifestyle is to eat mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes while limiting consumption of processed foods. It seems for every expert who tells you certain foods are good for you, there will definitely be another saying exactly the opposite. A doctor’s recommendation to be watchful…

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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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Angela Merkel resigns as party leader, steps down as German chancellor in 2021

Germany’s Angela Merkel has resigned her position as the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader with immediate effect and promised to step down as chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks. Her decision seems to herald the beginning of the end of her 13-year political journey and dominance of European politics. Angela Merkel has been the leader of her CDU party since 2000, making her one of the longest-serving CDU party leaders. Her decision to step down as the party…

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