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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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Nigerian Presidential Elections: The Emergence of Atiku and the Reason Behind Obasanjo’s Endorsement

For those who are following the African political chase game diligently, to stay politically relevant and rich, what matters the most are shrewdness, selfishness and the survival of the fittest. The Nigerian political territory is no exception to this unwritten rule. Definitely, permanent enemies matter less than permanent interests in the Nigerian political zone. One could be forgiven to ask whether these social realities did in any way, influence the decision of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria…

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ICC Prosecutor attends 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly

  From the 24th to the 27th of September, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, attended the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (“UNGA”) held at the United Nations (‘‘UN’’) Headquarters in New York, to participate in a number of high-level side events and to hold bilateral meetings so as to highlight and advance the work of her Office and mandate under the Rome Statute. In the margins of the…

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A Good Reason to Welcome Melania Trump to Africa.

One may bark, What the hell is the US First Lady Melania Trump, possibly doing in Africa? A continent once labeled a Sh.thole? Now in Ghana, does Melania Trump’s husband really know where his wife is? Or could she have lied and told him she was visiting Germany instead of Ghana? Germany – Ghana? Hum, sounds similar…? Similar? Never mind, all I wanted to say was that the two countries may “sound” similar, to some people. Yes, to someone,…

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Can Mo Salah Lead The EPL In Scoring Again?

Mohamed Salah is off to a slightly slower start in the 2018/19 Premier League. The “Egyptian King” has established himself as one of the true offensive stars of arguably the best football league on the planet. Yet his biggest headline thus far on the young season came when he was given a controversial award. Salah was recognized for having the best goal of last season, while most (including some of his teammates) believed Gareth Bale ought to have earned…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor on the referral by a group of six States Parties regarding the situation in Venezuela

On 27 September 2018, I received a referral from a group of States Parties to the Rome Statute (the “Statute”), namely the Republic of Argentina, Canada, the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic of Peru (the “referring States”), regarding the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (“Venezuela”) since 12 February 2014. Pursuant to article 14 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), the referring States…

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Interior:  Decorating Children’s Bedroom

 Children, by nature, are small, but they definitely can consume a larger part of the house’s space. When you walk into a house with children, in most cases, their presence is quickly noticed in the state of the house – from those jackets hanging (you mean lying on the floor?) on the wall to the dirty rainboots scattered at the doorstep. You need some sense of creativity and discipline to create that orderliness in a house. However, since children spend a…

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