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The Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor holds its 6th annual meeting

Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor, Mr James Stewart, and Head of the Forensic Science Section, Ms Sarah Donnelly, with the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Office On 20 and 21 June 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor (the “Office”) of the International Criminal Court (the “ICC or the “Court”) held its 6th annual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (the “Board”) of the Office, at the seat of the Court in The…

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Stealing from alleged thieves and turning the house of prayer to a den of thieves

The recent robbery in a church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa not only shows the desperation and audacity of the men of the underworld; it is equally a blunt ironic and indeed, biblical case of converting of the House of prayer to a den of thieves. According to the report, four men came to the church looking for the local pastor, whom they wanted to pray for them for success in their upcoming court appearance. However, in the absence…

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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

19 June 2019 Mr President, Allow me to begin by offering my congratulations to Kuwait for holding the Presidency of this Council for the month of June, and presiding over this briefing on the situation in Darfur, Sudan pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, As we are all aware, following months of anti-government protests, and the removal from power of Mr Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir on the 11th of April, the Republic of the Sudan is…

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African Traditional Wedding Attire

The marriage between a man and a woman is a special celebration of the natural continuity of life in every part of Africa. African weddings are unique and joyful; a huge family affair, and an undertaking everyone participates in. It also brings families together as well as enables people to reconnect with friends. Having said that, African wedding attires are magnificent outfits that make a wedding ceremony standout. The outfits are made of fabrics that are usually unique to…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya

Mr President, Your Excellencies, 1.         I welcome the opportunity to engage with this Council once again as I present my seventeenth report on the situation in Libya. Before I do so, allow me to congratulate Indonesia on assuming the presidency of this Council for the month of May, and to thank you for chairing this session. 2.         As I address you today, to my great regret, the fighting in Libya continues unabated. Over the past six months, violence has…

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Tribute to DJ AVICII

Some music lovers would tell you that music is insignificant or incomplete, without Disk Jockeys (DJs). Throughout the music advancement, DJs like David Guetta, DJ Marshmallow, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, have become fundamental subjects on the rhythmic scene, raising the bar by playing recorded popular On the 20th April 2018, the world woke up to the sad news of the demise of the 28 year old Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ, Avicii. Tim Bergling, better known by his stage…

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The Catholic Kingdom and the endangered species

It is now hardly a secret that innocent kids have been for years, victims of pedophile priests, who have ingloriously betrayed their religious duties, moral, and more than anything, the trust many, including their victims, had in them, just to satisfy their naked sexual lust. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” indeed. The kids definitely came to the clergy, albeit innocently. But rather…

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ICC judges reject opening of an investigation regarding Afghanistan situation

Today, 12 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected unanimously the request of the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes, on the territory of in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The judges decided that an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan at this stage would not serve the interests of justice. The Chamber is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, who will be appending a concurring separate opinion,…

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Omar al-Bashir of Sudan ousted and arrested in a military Coup

Omar al-Bashir of Sudan ousted and arrested in a military Coup Following months of peaceful protests in Sudan, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years has been ousted and arrested, according to the defence minister. Speaking on state TV, insisted the army had decided to remove Omar al-Bashir from power as well as oversee a two-year transitional period, which will lead to elections. According to Awad Ibn Ouf , the transitional administration would…

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Proverb of the week: A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation.

Akavia kakhuanyisivyanga mumasika. (Nyala, Kenya) Mazishi hutoa nafasi ya Upatanisho. (Kiswahili) Le deuil est une occasion de réconciliation. (French) A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation. (English) The proverb, which is used amongst the Abanyala group in Kenya, teaches the importance of peace and reconciliation amongst people, which leads to social progress.  Abanyala is one of the dialects of the Luhya (also called Luyia or Abaluyia) ethnic group, which made up about 16% of Kenya’s total population of 38.5…

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Sober reflections on global environmental hazards and damages

There is no doubt that many oil companies have blood in their hands due to the environmental hazards they have caused, globally. The immediate and long-term effects of those environmental damages cannot be underestimated. From the pollution of the ecosystem (soil, water, sea, air, plant, etc) to hazards to the human, animals, the drilling of oil comes with a huge income and many challenges to the society. Many oil companies have been accused of paying little or no attention…

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