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Verdict in the Ongwen case: Practical information.

Verdict in the Ongwen case: Practical information    On 4 February 2021 at 10:00 (The Hague local time), Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will deliver the judgment on conviction or acquittal pursuant to article 74 of the Rome Statute in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen. Dominic Ongwen is accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in northern Uganda. The verdict will be read out in public and will either…

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The Central African Republic: Mahamat Said Abdel Kani surrenders to the ICC

On 24 January 2021, Mr Mahamat Said Abdel Kani, also known as “Mahamat Said Abdel Kain” and “Mahamat Saïd Abdelkani” (“Mr Said”),  was surrendered to the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) by the authorities of the Central African Republic (“CAR”) on account of an ICC  warrant of arrest issued under seal on 7 January 2019. Mr Said is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Bangui (CAR) in 2013.  When issuing the warrant…

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UFC 257 Fight: Dustin Poirier Demolishes Conor McGregor in Second Round

Dustin Poirier has outclassed Conor McGregor in the much anticipated UFC 257 fight, which took place today in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After six and half years of waiting, the American Dustin Poirier took revenge on his Irish opponent, whom many sports pundits predicated to win the re-match. The first fight “The Diamond,” ended in favour of McGregor after he stopped Poirier in the first round. But today’s UFC fight was a turnaround that saw the much-improved  Poirier…

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Travel & Destination: African Countries Often Overlooked by Tourists

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world after Asia, and it is one of the most diverse places, thanks to its cultures and expansive geographic. The continent boasts a warm tropical climate, friendly people and exotic wildlife. It is also one of the most multilingual continents on the planet, with over 2,000 languages. Arabic is the most spoken language, mostly in Muslim African countries. For instance, Nigeria and Cameroon alone have more than 500 and 200 languages respectively….

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Kids’ Corner: Stimulate Your Kids to Become Good Readers and Writers

“The real importance of reading is that it creates an ease and intimacy with the process of writing; one comes to the country of the writer with one’s papers and identification pretty much in order. Constant reading will pull you into a place (a mind-set, if you like the phrase) where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness. It also offers you a constantly growing knowledge of what has been done and what hasn’t, what is trite and what…

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Constipation and Natural ways to Prevent it

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disorders people suffer from across the world. This health challenge is prevalent in the US, with statistics showing that over 4 million Americans experience frequent constipation. The disease is responsible for millions of annual clinic visits in the country and more than 700,000 emergency department trips, according to Dr Haider J. Warraich, an Associate Director, Heart Failure Program, VA Boston Healthcare System. In as much as constipation is rampant in the…

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Human trafficking in Africa: the Multi-Billion Dollar Business Venture

“Maybe slavery has been with us for centuries because of the inclination to maintain economic systems geared more toward commodifying human existence than developing its spiritual, creative, or scientific potentials. Such commodification instantly erases any recognition of humanity as a priceless value unto itself and reduces individuals as well as entire races, or a specific gender, to a bargain-priced ‘other.” ― Aberjhani, Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah The United Nations Trafficking Protocol 2003 defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation,…

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The Latest Issue Of Kata Kata Magazine !!!!

Read the latest issue of Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine, including an educational, yet humorous illustrated story about Tuberculosis….. and more…. Log in now and have yourself a laugh. Visit: https://katakata.org/kata-kata-magazine-vol-7-issue-27-digital/

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Bride Price in Africa: He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune

Dowry, a payment made by the family of the groom in the form of money, presents, or a mixture of both, to their future in-laws at the start of their marriage, to enable the groom to marry the bride, has endured the strong wave of westernization in the Africa continent. The long-standing customary practice is shared across the societies from Egypt to South Africa, down to Ghana and Rwanda. On the other hand, in the Hindu culture, the bride’s…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria

Today, I announce the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria. As I stated last year at the annual Assembly of States Parties, before I end my term as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), I intend to reach determinations on all files that have been under preliminary examination under my tenure, as far as I am able. In that statement, I also indicated the high likelihood that several preliminary examinations would…

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Technology: Zoom zooms from underdog to favourite

Technology makes the world a small village and puts your environment and activities at your fingertips. That makes technological development one of the most important phenomena in the 21 century, and the gateway to financial success for those technological wizards (companies and individuals) behind technological upheavals, which have changed our lives. One of those latest technological innovations is Zoom. Zoom communications technology has moved from a scrappy start-up to one of the best web-conferencing products globally, beating the likes…

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ICC: Conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Iraq/United Kingdom

Version française ci-dessous | النسخة العربية أسفل النص الفرنسي Press Release: 9.12.2020 Today, I announce the conclusion of the preliminary examination into the situation in Iraq/United Kingdom (UK) following a thorough process. I have decided, as set out in my Office’s detailed report to close the preliminary examination and not to open an investigation. In 2014, my Office re-opened the preliminary examination into the situation in Iraq/UK on the bases of new information received. Since then, my Office has…

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