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Kenya Police “shoot” to rescue detained alleged corrupt colleagues

More often than none, solidarity can be inseparable from sharing a common interest. That interest could range from human rights, democracy or even corruption, including stealing. With a common interest, even though it might sound like a scene from a movie, it is entirely not very strange to see armed robbers shooting their way like Mr. Rambo, all in an attempt to free their colleague, who might otherwise be in danger. Call it a true brothers in arms scene….

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Travel: Some of the Most Amazing Spots in Africa

In Africa, the rule of law and other democratic gains have ushered in a more assertive and positive image of the continent. Freedom, human rights gains and economic prosperity are gradually becoming some of the dividends of the new democratic order. The perception of Africa amongst the West might not be perfect, but it has positively changed of recent. Apart from the positive economic progress of the continent, the raw beauty of Africa is hard to deny. Better still, Africans…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today, around the world an annual call is renewed to end the horrific reality of violence against women. It is unacceptable, not least in the 21st century that women and girls in every corner of the globe continue to face the prospect of violence. Among the chilling range of violence committed against them are sexual and gender-based crimes in the context of war and conflict. Girls taken from their homes, from their schools, raped, used as sex slaves, forced…

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Alfred Yekatom makes first appearance before the ICC

Alfred Yekatom appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), at the seat of the ICC in The Hague (The Netherlands). Pre-Trial Chamber II is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia‐Mbe Mindua, Presiding, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. The hearing was held in the presence of the Prosecutor and the Defence. Mr. Yekatom was represented by the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence. The Chamber verified the identity of the suspect,…

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Religion: (Mis)Interpretations and Reformations

  Last year (2017) marked exactly 500 ago since the Reformation took place in Germany, which gave birth to the Protestant Church. The Reformation in the church started after German Monk, Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in the Catholic Church, which he believed were contrary to the doctrine and original message of Christianity. It all began after Luther criticised what he considered the misinterpretation of the Church doctrine and what he perceived as the corruption within the…

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Healthy Eating Habits

A healthy diet helps to maintain or improve one’s overall health. Therefore, developing a healthy eating habit must not mean starving one’s self or staying unrealistically thin. The essential secret to a healthy lifestyle is to eat mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes while limiting consumption of processed foods. It seems for every expert who tells you certain foods are good for you, there will definitely be another saying exactly the opposite. A doctor’s recommendation to be watchful…

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Initial court appearance of Alfred Yekatom scheduled for 23 November 2018

The initial appearance of Alfred Yekatom before the single judge of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), Judge Tomoko Akane, is scheduled for Friday, 23 November 2018, at 11:00 (The Hague local time) in Courtroom I. Mr. Yekatom was surrendered to the ICC on 17 November 2018 following a warrant of arrest issued on 11 November 2018 for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in western CAR between…

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Alfred Yekatom: Statement of the Chief Prosecutor on the transfer of suspect

The people of the Central African Republic have suffered and endured atrocious crimes in one of this century’s violent conflicts. I welcome today’s transfer of Mr. Alfred Yekatom to the International Criminal Court to face justice for his alleged crimes. Our independent and impartial investigation has produced evidence on the basis of which we allege Mr. Yekatom is criminally responsible for several counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Central African Republic between 5 December…

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Central African Republic: Alfred Yekatom surrendered to the ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes

Today, 17 November 2018, Mr Alfred Yekatom (“Mr Yekatom”) was surrendered to the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) by the authorities of the Central African Republic (“CAR”). Pre‑Trial Chamber II of the ICC had issued a warrant of arrest against Mr Yekatom on 11 November 2018 for his alleged criminal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in western CAR between December 2013 and August 2014. Pre-Trial Chamber II – composed of Judge Antoine Kesia‐Mbe Mindua, Presiding, Judge Tomoko Akane…

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Crime of aggression Jurisdiction: ICC Judges amend the Regulations of the Court

On 12 November 2018, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted amendments to the Regulations of the Court during their fortieth plenary session. The amendments address a number of procedural issues arising in connection to the activation of the jurisdiction of the Court over the crime of aggression as of 17 July 2018 by the Assembly of States Parties at its sixteenth session on 14 December 2017. Pursuant to article 52(3) of the Rome Statute, the judges…

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Dialogue at the Kata Kata Village Square over Breastfeeding

(At the kata kata village square. Agama’s wife has reported the husband to the village assembly for sexual harassment. The village wants to settle the quarrel. Coincidentally, Piccolo, the Kata Kata Village’s representative at the WHO’s organised breastfeeding course has just returned to brief the village on the course  ). CHIEF: My people, you know our Kata Kata village is village of peace. So therefore, we wan’ help Agama and family live in peace.  Madam Agama, why you report…

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Thierry Henry’s Monaco adventure

Thierry Henry needs little or no introduction to the football world. A terrific and meticulous player he was, who was a nightmare to the defence of his opponents and had mesmerized many goalkeepers during his impeccable football days. His prolific career came with fame and money. After retiring from the active football, the 41-year-old Frenchman went into coaching, working as the assistant head coach of the Belgium national team, which displayed excessive class and success during the last World…

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