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A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (Nandi, Kenya)

Mabarei kuinetab teta moitanyi. (Nandi) Pembe ya ng’ombe haiui ndama wake. (Swahili) La corne d’une vache ne tue pas son veau. (French) A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (English) This proverb from the Nandi community, which is part of the Kalenjin ethnic group in Kenya, emphasizes the importance of discipline, responsibility and punishing of children when they have done something wrong. Such strict measures aim to ensure that children are trained to grow up responsibly, to enable…

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Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies aged 68

Veteran US Democratic congressman and chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68. Mr Cummings, who was much involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, died of “longstanding health challenges,” according to his office.   The prominent congressman from Maryland had some health challenges in recent years, including heart problems, for which he had received some treatments. His role as chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, put him several…

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Relief for suspended veteran radio journalist Bateman

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman has received financial boost via ‘Crowdfunding’ campaign as he serves his one-month suspension without pay. The fundraising was spearheaded by the co-founder of the radio Jonathan Witt.  “My friend, and journalist, Barry Bateman has been suspended without pay following an incident last month for which he has apologized. If you’re able to help him make ends meet this month please consider making a donation,” said Mr Jonathan Witt. Mr Witt via his Twitter handle…

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ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, concludes visit to Abuja, Nigeria

On Monday, 14 October 2019, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, concluded a two-day visit to Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. It was her fourth mission to this situation country. During her visit, Prosecutor Bensouda met with the Vice President of Nigeria, H.E. Mr Yemi Osinbajo, to discuss the Nigerian Government’s support and cooperation with the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria currently being conducted by the Office of the…

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The priceless efforts by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to bring lasting peace in his country and far beyond have been rewarded with the 2019 Nobel Peace prize award. According to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, Mr Abiy Ahmed won the prestigious award due to his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation.” He will receive in Oslo, Norway, the 100th Nobel Peace Prize worth around nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000) in December. On coming to the…

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Title: The Dark Well

Chapter 1: Jeremy and Jeremy love football Jeremy and Jeremiah were playing with their friends Jack and Louis in the grass in the evening. They were using a ball rolled out of banana fibres collected from their banana plantation. They liked to play football every evening with their friends. Jeremy was 6 years old and Jeremiah was 7 years old. Jack and Louise were also 7 years old and went to the same school called Masanafu Primary school. When…

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ICC judges hold retreat in Arnhem (The Netherlands)

On 3-4 October 2019, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), held a judicial retreat near Arnhem (The Netherlands). The retreat provided an opportunity for judges to have a private exchange on topics related to the efficiency and functioning of the judiciary. In particular, the retreat focussed on identifying concrete areas in which the judges may best contribute to strengthening the Court and the Rome Statute system. The ICC President, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, said: “The Court’s judges are…

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Uganda: Free Kata Kata Magazine for the Slum dwellers

What explains the proverb What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, better than the steps being taken by Kata Kata in Africa, to bring the core message of the magazine to the people, who desperately need it? Faced with enormous problems and challenges, Africans must learn how best to tackle these obstacles, to bring meaning to their often seemingly meaningless situation. But sadly, most of the affected Africans are extremely poor to have access to information about their…

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Interview: Introducing the Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira

   Remember your childhood years? Joggle your brain. What comes to your mind? Perhaps, the good old days as a child, playing outside with other kids? Or those days when you came back home with dirty clothes, making mum and dad angry with you? Yes, playing carelessly yet with much concentration with your childhood friends, sometimes, to the extent that you forgot to do the usual daily domestic tasks like fetching of water or firewood assigned to you. And…

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ICC and Al Hassan case: Charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity confirmed and suspect committed to trial

Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), unanimously, issued a confidential decision on 30 September 2019, confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud (« Al Hassan ») and committed him to trial before a Trial Chamber. A redacted version of this decision will be published later. Pre-Trial Chamber I, composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Presiding Judge, Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut and…

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Breaking News: Former French president Jacques Chirac dies

The former president of France, Jacques Chirac has died aged 86. The ex-President who ruled his country from  1995 to 2007 died allegedly of the minor stroke he had while in office or memory loss linked to a form of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr Chirac, who enjoyed one of the longest political careers in Europe (18 years as mayor of Paris, twice prime minister and twice president) was embroiled in corruption allegations while in the office. He will be remembered…

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PICCOLO VISITS HIS VILLAGE (PART 3)

Piccolo Visits his Village (Part 3) : Well, Kata kata Village elsewhere may have invited Piccolo to honor him for what his father has done for the village, but do they have other plans? From reminding Piccolo about the undeveloped land belonging to his family, to issues concerning his girlfriend, Piccolo soon realizes the “danger” ahead. How will he handle the “danger”? Find out.

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