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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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15-Year old Queen of Katwe Star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies of brain tumour

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the talented star of the film Queen of Katwe has succumbed to a brain tumour at the ripe age of 15. Nikita died in hospital in Kampala on Sunday after battling with a brain tumour, which had been first diagnosed in 2016 but was thought to have been successfully treated. She became prominent after starring in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe which was based on the true-life story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess genius…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Statement on the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers

This International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers serves as a bleak reminder that around the world today, girls and boys in their tens of thousands are still being forced to fight and die as soldiers in wars. Children should have no part in armed conflict. Today, and every day, we must reinforce our collective resolve for urgent action to eradicate the practice and its horrendous consequences. In July 1998, the international community reaffirmed its commitment to put…

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Breaking News: Sudan agrees to hand over ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the ICC

In what could be seen as the turning point in the revolution that led to the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir’s brutal regime in Sudan, the country’s rulers have agreed to hand over the ex-president, to the International Criminal Court  (ICC) The decision to hand over dictator Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power in April last year, after 30 years of brutality, genocide, oppression and excessive human rights abuses, came as a result of peace talks between Sudan’s government…

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Football and the Introduction of the VAR Technology

There is no doubt that football is the most popular and engaging sport in the world today. It is a sport that hardly knows segregation boundaries. Globally, football has proved a uniting force in many countries, irrespective of gender, colour, ethnicity, religious differences. However, because of the sentiments, many football lovers attach to the sport, it can equally cause unexpected emotional responses or even violence when certain decisions are not well made in the game. Think about wrong bookings,…

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Malawi: Cancellation of Presidential election “birth” or “death of democracy”?

Following the annulment on Monday, of the result of the last May election in Malawi, where the incumbent President Peter Mutharika was declared the winner, Mr Mutharika has labelled the verdict of the country’s Constitutional Court as the beginning of the “death of Malawi’s democracy”. The decision of the Constitutional Court was based on its findings, which made the court declare the final results of the election unreliable and corrupt. The judges of the court cited vote-tampering and the…

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Kids: The Bad Boy

Tom stood up and walked out of class. He did not ask the teacher for permission to go out of the classroom. He walked very quietly and slowly. He thought the teacher did not see him move out of the classroom. His teacher Wamala was holding a piece of white chalk and writing on the blackboard. It was time for literacy lessons. The teacher heard someone walking towards the door, he turned and pulled down his pair of eye-glasses…

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The Coronavirus outbreak: Another huge challenge for medical experts and scientists

While the world had thought it had recovered from the devastating effects of the deadly Ebola virus, which caused numerous deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere, another dangerous virus, Coronavirus (dubbed 2019-nCov) has sprung up elsewhere in China. So far, the latest deadly virus has killed more than 106 victims and infected 4500 others. Medical professionals and scientists across the globe have stepped up their efforts to discover ways to curtail the new…

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Breaking News: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Basketball great Kobe Bryant, 41, has died in a helicopter crash, according to the US media report. The helicopter crash which took place on Sunday on a hillside in Calabasas, 30 miles west of Los Angeles, California, killed nine people. Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players ever, who played for Los Angeles Lakers, was one of 5 people victims, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which received reports of the crashed aircraft just after 1…

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Justice in Guinea: ICC welcomes construction of new Courtroom

The ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda reacts to the construction of a new courtroom in Conakry, Guinea. Her statement: I welcome the recent news on the official start of construction, within the premises of the Appeals Court of Conakry, of a new courtroom to host the trial of the events of 28 September 2009 at the Conakry stadium, which is the focus of my Office’s ongoing preliminary examination in the situation in Guinea. This is an important step forward in…

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International Criminal Court Marks Opening of the Judicial Year 2020

On 23 January 2020, the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) marked the opening of its judicial year with a Special Session at the seat of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands, featuring keynote speaker Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Hon. Patricia Scotland QC. The event gathered senior judges representing national jurisdictions as well as regional or international courts, and members of the diplomatic corps, civil society and international organisations.  In her keynote address, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Hon….

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STEPHEN ONONO LUCKY WINNER OF “EVERY 50TH SUBSCRIBER A WINNER” LOTTERY.

Stephen Onono (Alias Kid P) from Kampala, Uganda has won Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine’s “Every 50th Subscriber A Winner” lottery, which takes place on our YouTube channel. Responding to the news after he was contacted by Kata kata, Stephen Onono was full of surprises: “I still can’t believe how lucky I am as one of your fans dear KATA KATA. What a BLESSING!” The money has been transferred to Mr Onono’s account. Win $10 every day from Kata Kata….

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