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African leaders and animal invasion as snakes chase Liberian President Weah out of office

President George Weah of Liberia has been forced out of his office and made to work from his private residence by snakes. According to the press secretary Smith Toby, two black snakes were found on Wednesday in the foreign affairs ministry building, where the official office of President Weah is located. The presence of the snakes has led the government to ask all staff of the ministry not to come to the office until 22 April. It must be…

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Al Hassan case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 8 July 2019

Today, 18 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud to 8 July 2019, instead of 6 May 2019. This new date corresponds to a necessary adjustment, justified by procedural issues. The Single Judge designated to carry out the functions of the Chamber in this case, Péter Kovács, noted that the Chamber had to…

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Food: Beef With Chapati

From : Niger Persons: 4 400g beef meat, 500g haricot (green beans), half piece of garlic, 1 pepper, 0.25g Saffron, 4 chapati (or 4 slices of Turkish bread), 1 beef bouillon cube, 1 EP oil, salt Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Cut the meat in small pieces. Wash the meat and cook it a pan with 500mg water. Cook for 15 minutes. In between, wash the beans and pepper. Peel the garlic and cut the beans,…

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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: The word of a friend makes you cry; the word of an enemy makes you laugh

This proverb, which might sound ironic and contradictory to many, is typical of the Tuaregs, a nomadic tribe predominantly found in the central and western Sahara and along the middle of Niger, stretching from Tombouctou to Nigeria. This tribe is present in Niger, Mali, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Amongst the Tuaregs, interpersonal and close relationships are very important, hence the importance of this proverb, which teaches the value of friendship and the need to appreciate the advice from…

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Ex-Eagles Captain Christian Chukwu seriously sick, needs $50,000 help

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Christian Chukwu, has been confirmed to very sick. The former national coach is in need of support to enable him get medical treatment outside Nigeria. It was learnt that he needs an estimated $50,000 assistance to take care of the medical bills. He is expected to make a trip to the United States where he will undergo surgery. Chukwu was the captain of the Green Eagles that won the Africa Cup of Nations…

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Saif-Al-Islam Gaddafi case: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I confirms case is admissible before the ICC

Today, 5 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), by majority, rejected the Admissibility Challenge presented by the Defence of Mr Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. The Majority, constituted by Judge Péter Kovács and Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, decided that the case against Mr Gaddafi was admissible before the Court.  Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut will file a minority opinion in due course.    On 6 June 2018, the Defence filed an Admissibility Challenge concerning the case…

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Algeria: When Bouteflika’s ‘asking for forgiveness’ becomes a warning

Following the six week’s protests in Algeria, demanding the end to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s rule, the President has not only finally agreed to step down; he has equally asked Algerians “for forgiveness” for whatever he may have done wrong as a leader. The Algerian strong man had ruled the country for 20 years but is presently confined to a wheelchair as a result of a stroke he suffered some years ago, which has kept him rarely in public. Mr….

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Aiteo/NFF Awards: Musa named Nigeria’s Player of The Year

Super Eagles and Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia forward, Ahmed Musa was named Nigeria’s Player of the Year 2018 at the 2nd AITEO/NFF Football Awards. The event was held Monday night at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Nigerian 2018 World Cup hero was voted ahead of Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo of Shanghai Shenhua for the topmost award of the night. Musa made it a double feat by also winning the Best Goal of the…

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1994 Super Eagles grateful, says Oliseh

 Nigeria’s ex-international and former Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the Legend’s Award given to the Super Eagles 1994 squad. Oliseh said that words could not explain how happy he was for the recognition and urged other sports federations to emulate the NFF by honouring the nation’s sports heroes. He told the filled hall at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos venue: “Indeed it is a great one for me…

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