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Coronavirus: The deadly pandemic holding the world hostage

The name coronavirus originated from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. The new virus has wreaked havoc and caused fear in the entire globe sweeping both poor and rich countries, irrespective of race, gender, religion, social status or geographical location. What is coronavirus? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines coronavirus as a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle…

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AN URGENT HUMANITARIAN APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE CONCERTED PREVENTIVE COVID-19 ACTION FOR REFUGEES AND IDP’S IN DARFUR

It is with the gravest concern possible that the leadership of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM/A-AW) calls on the UN Security Council, the World Health Organization and UNAMID to take swift action to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 in the refugee and IDP camps throughout Darfur. Recognizing that the lethal virus has not revealed itself in large numbers throughout the continent of Africa, nor Sudan in particular thus far, is no cause for complacency, where instead the slow…

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ICC: Statement concerning recent threats made against staff and their families

The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) has taken note of recent statements alluding to possible sanctions against Court officials and staff and their families. The Court stands firmly by all its officials and staff, who perform, with integrity and dedication, essential duties for the ICC’s mandate on behalf of its 123 States Parties, which hail from all regions of the world. As an independent and impartial judicial institution, the ICC and its organs act strictly within the mandate bestowed upon them…

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Food Culture and Family: Why you should eat home-cooked food

Food and family are hardly inseparable from culture. In many cultures, especially, African, food is, therefore, not only eaten to satisfy hunger; food has some cultural functions as well. That explains why some cultures attach much importance to eating at home and amongst family members and friends.  With industrialization and globalisation playing significant roles around the world at present, there is an increase in the number of restaurants in the entire globe. The surge in the number of hotels…

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Champions League: Defending Champions Liverpool knocked out by Atletico Madrid

The Champions League defending champions Liverpool have been knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday by Atletico Madrid. The Reds lost 3-2 at Anfield, 4-2 on aggregate. Having lost 1-0 to Atletico in Madrid, Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool 2-1 aggregate lead in extra time, but late goals from Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata extinguished Liverpool’s dreaming of defending their title. In what some football pundits have called one of the most thrilling games of recent, the…

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Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms case’s admissibility

Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the presiding judge on the appeal regarding the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, on 9 March 2020 at the International Criminal Court in The Hague (Netherlands) © ICC-CPI Today, 9 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) unanimously confirmed the admissibility of the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi before the Court and rejected his appeal against the Pre-Trial Chamber I’s decision dismissing his challenge to the admissibility…

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BREAKING NEWS: ICC Appeals Chamber authorises the opening of an investigation in Afghanistan.

Today, 5 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’ or ‘Court’) decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Appeals Chamber’s judgment amended the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II of 12 April 2019, which had rejected the Prosecutor’s request for authorisation of an investigation of 20 November 2017 and had found that…

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Watford halt Liverpool’s unbeaten league run

Liverpool’s attempt to end the season without losing a match was dealt a devastating blow on Saturday after a 3-0 defeat by Watford. After going 27 league matches undefeated – 26 wins and just one draw – the reigning European Champions could not fulfil their dream of setting the new record for most consecutive premier league wins. Sadly Liverpool were just one match shy of setting the record, but Watford, 17th in the Premier league table with just 27…

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KVAN: The Rising Star to Watch.

There is an African proverb which says a chick that will grow into a rooster can be spotted the very day it hatches. This adage hardly fits no one more than a young talent from Uganda, who has been working tirelessly, using music, to make the world a better place. KVAN (born Khabuya Vanessa Marion) is an inspirational rising star to watch.  Yes, the shining star that could bring some light to the near-darkness. For sure, the 22-year-old musician-cum…

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Why the USA and Nigeria speak the same language and understand each other.

Who could argue that the USA and Nigeria, the “giant of Africa” speak the same language? Hardly, anyone. Right? After all, they both speak English. Yes, the American and Nigerian English. So arguably, no one doubts whether Nigeria actually understood her US counterpart, when the world super-power recently imposed visa restrictions on Nigeria and five other countries, namely, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania. The USA cited the failure of the affected countries to meet US security and information-sharing…

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Kata Kata ‘s brand Ambassador Liam Katabira (8) publishes his amazing stories.

In our efforts to stimulate kids to become talented writers and devoted readers, Kata Kata Cartoon magazine has recently published two interesting stories, written by its brand Ambassador Liam Katabira.  The two published stories titled The Dark well and The Artman are some of the many captivating tales written by the eight-year-old Liam Katabira, who is now busy visiting many schools in Uganda to encourage other children to devote more time to reading and writing because, accordingly to him, “reading and writing make…

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The ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Statement on the Venezuela situation

On 13 February 2020, I received a referral from the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (“Venezuela”) regarding the situation in its own territory, in accordance with its prerogatives as a State Party to the Rome Statute (the “Statute”). Pursuant to article 14(1) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), the referring State requests the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed on the territory of Venezuela, with the…

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