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Palestine: ICC rules on Prosecutor’s request for an extension of the page limit

Today, 21 January 2020, the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) rendered a decision on the Prosecutor’s ‘Application for extension of pages for request under article 19(3) of the Rome Statute’ in the Situation in the State of Palestine. The Chamber found that exceptional circumstances existed justifying an extension of the page limit, and therefore granted the Request for an extension of the page limit. However, Pre-Trial Chamber I found that it was inappropriate…

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Bipolar Disorder: Understanding the cause, effects and treatments

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. Medical experts have discovered that these mood swings can alter your sleeping pattern, interfere with the ability to think, behaviour, judgment, activity and energy. Bipolar is also known as manic depression or bipolar disease. One may ask where the sickness derives its name from. Why the name “bipolar” disorder? Bipolar disorder comes with a swing mood. Those suffering from bipolar can…

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LATEST ISSUE OF KATA KATA MAGAZINE IS OUT. READ ONLINE OR GRAB YOU COPY NOW!!

Main Cartoon Story: Kata Kata Village Says Hell No To Cyber Bullying Health: Adolescents’ Health in Jeopardy Technology: New Technology Boosts Life In Africa Interior: Giving your hotel dining room that incredible cosy setting Featured: Donald glover, fighting against inequality & for justice reform Beauty: How to achieve a baby-face look Fashion: The Origin of Modern Shoes Food: Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew Destination: The Other Often Untold Side of Haiti Literary Corner: Movies, Books,…

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Kids: The Lying Boy

Tommy was in primary 3; he had many friends. He liked to sit at the back of the classroom during class time. He was always talking in class while the teacher was teaching. He always liked to tell so many stories to his friends. His friends would laugh when they listened to Tommy tell them his funny stories. Whenever the teacher would find them laughing while it was class time, they would keep quiet and pretend as if they…

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Africa: Risky insurance coverage against prosecution

Looking at the African society and its social-political gridlock, some have classified the continent as arguably very unique and interesting. Yes, unique and interesting, in the sense that either most African leaders are too nimble-witted that they can easily indoctrinate, brainwash or proselytize an average African or the leaders’ voracious greed effectively blocks their thinking faculty. Whatever the case may be, the one undeniable fact is that the last item that seems to occupy the priority list of most…

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Omar al-Bashir : “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred in their bones”

  If there is one thing about history, it is the fact that often the evil acts of human beings are more easily remembered than their good deeds. Secondly, human beings have repeatedly failed to learn from history or use it as a mirror of correction, despite this obvious reality that human’s bad deeds are often judged harshly by history. How true is this in Mark Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare Julius Caesar? A lot. Even though William Shakespeare…

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Conclusion of preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew

Statement: 20 December 2019 Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction Audio and video ·      You Tube (for viewing) ·      Vidéo (MPEG-4) for download ·      Audio (MPEG-3) for download Today, I announce that following a thorough, independent and objective assessment of all reliable information available to my Office, the preliminary examination into the Situation in Palestine…

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Right or Wrong: Searching for the truth

Meaning is individual. What is right or wrong depends on the speaker and the opinion itself is influenced by the world-view, background, education, group membership, belief, ideologies and other “makeups” of the speaker. Hum. Getting complicated, some would say. So how would one know what is right or wrong? Perhaps, that complexity or multiplicity of meaning explains the war or words going on between the US ambassador to Zambia and President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.  Well, at the end…

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ICC: Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

Mr President, I thank you for this opportunity to present my Office’s thirtieth report on the Darfur situation, pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, In June, when I last briefed this Council, I emphasised that recent events in Sudan presented a unique opportunity to ensure that the suspects against whom warrants of arrest have been issued by the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) in the Darfur situation finally face justice in a court of law….

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Obesity: What you should know about the chronic disease

Fats play significant roles within our bodies, ranging from supply of energy, shock absorption to body protection. However, not all types of fats are good for your health. Medical experts have proposed the use of healthy fats over unhealthy ones or unsaturated over-saturated. Excess fats are linked to poor health because they are associated with weight gain. When an individual gains too much weight, they are susceptible to obesity, which makes health vulnerable. Obesity definition and measurement Obesity is…

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Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

In a landmark ruling that could have repercussions on one of the problems facing Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court on Thursday instructed the government of Sierra Leone to allow pregnant girls to attend school. Furthermore, the Sierra Leonean government must abolish a part-time school arrangement for pregnant schoolgirls, according to the court ruling. Following an increase in teenage pregnancy rates, after many schools were closed during the Ebola tragedy…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: ICC confirms part of the charges, commits suspects to trial

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber. In view of ensuring protection of victims and witnesses, the decision is confidential and a redacted version of it will be published in due course. Pre-Trial Chamber II, composed of…

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