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Rewarding Honesty and Integrity: The best way to go in Africa

Last week, Liberia’s President George Weah honoured an 18-year-old motorcycle taxi rider Emmanuel Tuloe, who found and returned $50,000 (£36,000) to the owner, a businesswoman. President Weah took an exceptional, exemplary and encouraging step by offering the honest lad reward incentives of $10,000, two new motorcycles and a fully-funded scholarship up to the university level. The President equally promised to recognise and award Emmanuel Tuloe with one of Liberia’s highest honours – the order of distinction – for his…

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Female Genital Mutilation: A Small Cut That Defines And Alters Her Life.

Call it a small cut, but it is a manifestation of violence against women, as it powerfully supports the culture of suppression of women’s sexuality and the definition of them as unequal partners to men. Where is the love? Please read the latest Kata Kata Magazine for an illustrated story on the issue: https://katakata.org/magazines/

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Misplaced Priority: Nigeria to bar unvaccinated government workers from offices

The Nigerian government has said it will ban civil servants who have not received vaccination against Covid-19 from office. The plan which will effectively make the COVID-19 jabs compulsory for government workers will take effect from December. Revealing the decision, which had been under consideration for several months, the Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19 Boss Mustapha added that the government would allow employees to offices if they can prove a negative result of a Covid test…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s statement on the authorisation of commencement of investigation into the situation in the Republic of the Philippines.

On 15 September 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber I authorised my Office to commence an investigation into the Situation in the Republic of the Philippines. In my Office’s 24 May 2021 Request, the Prosecution sought authorisation to commence an investigation in relation to crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (“Court” or the “ICC”) allegedly committed on the territory of the Philippines between 1 November 2011 and 16 March 2019 in the context of the “War on Drugs” campaign,…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s statement on seeking authorisation to resume investigations in the Situation in Afghanistan

Today, I filed an application for an expedited order before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) seeking authorisation for my Office to resume its investigation in the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“Afghanistan”). On 5 March 2020, the ICC’s Appeals Chamber authorised my Office to investigate alleged atrocity crimes committed within the context of the Afghanistan situation since 1 July 2002. On 26 March 2020, the Government of Afghanistan requested, pursuant …

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Africa’s new democratic road as Sudanese government thwarts alleged Bashir regime supporters’ coup attempt.

On Tuesday, Sudanese officials have thwarted a military coup d’etat attempt by alleged supporters of former Sudan’s president Omar Bashir.  According to three senior government and military sources. A senior government source revealed that about 40 officers close to the former president had been arrested while attempting to control the military general command and the state broadcaster’s television buildings. The government of Sudan has deployed a heavy military presence across the capital Khartoum to deter any form of insecurity…

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ICC Prosecutor Mr Karim A.A. Khan appoints Seventeen Special Advisers

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mr Karim A.A. Khan QC is pleased to announce the appointment of 17 eminent experts to serve as his Special Advisers pursuant to article 42.9 of the Rome Statute. The appointments, drawn from different regions of the world with cultural, linguistic and gender diversity, bring on-board rich expertise and experiences from different legal systems and specialisations. These appointments form part of Prosecutor Khan’s vision, early in his mandate,…

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