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Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists

Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists Kenya is a country marred with controversies from the top leadership to the grassroots. It is hard to separate Kenyans from polemic. The two are like a person and his shadow, which are inseparable. This article is mainly focusing on the rot in the gospel industry. Gospel songs are no longer noble and upright the way they used to be instead they have become disreputable and shameful. The industry has been hijacked by wolves in…

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The Office of the Prosecutor issues its Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “The Court”) is pleased to publish its Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, following consultations, including with States Parties and civil society. The Office has been closely assessing and taking stock of its performance, including internal and external factors that act as either drivers or inhibitors of that performance.  With the new Strategic Plan, the Office will build on the strengths of the previous Strategic Plan (2016-2018), by continuing…

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Uganda: Killers plead guilty to manslaughter

By Samuel Ouma |@journalist_27 Two men alleged to have murdered a motorist rider in Mengo, Kampala have confessed of having committed the act. Appearing before Mengo Court Grade one Magistrate, the suspects identified as John Mugisha and his accomplice Patrick Sekyema admitted to having slain Derrick Mulindwa. The culprits were arrested after police launched a manhunt following a video that went viral on social media showing the dreadful murder.  They were captured on a CCTV camera at the scene…

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Uganda: Pop star Bobi Wine to run against President Museveni in 2021

In what many Ugandans have described as long-expected news, Ugandan pop star-turned-politician and opposition MP Bobi Wine has officially announced his intention to contest for president in the 2021 election. He is expected to run against the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. “On behalf of the people of Uganda I am challenging you to a free and fair election in 2021,” Bobi Wine announced in Kampala, Uganda. Mr Museveni has…

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Latest Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine: Vol. 5 Issue 22

Read the latest issue of Kata Kata Cartooon Magazine PLUS more than 500 other captivating magazines on magzter, the world largest digital newsstand. Check out: Page 6. HEALTH: Why Your Body Needs A Good And Adequate Sleep Page 9. CARTOONS: Nza, The Sleepwalker Page 16. FASHION: Help! I Want A Perfect First Date Page 18. BEAUTY: Tooth Whitening Gives You That Confident Smile Page 19. INTERIOR: How To Create More Space In Your Small Bedroom Page 22. TECHNOLOGY: Who…

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Ongwen case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms the Trial Chamber’s decision on motions requesting dismiss of the charges

Today, 17 July 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (« ICC » or « Court ») delivered its judgment unanimously rejecting the appeal of Mr Dominic Ongwen and consequently confirming Trial Chamber IX’s decision of 7 March 2019, entitled ‘Decision on Defence Motions Alleging Defects in the Confirmation Decision’. Judge Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, presiding in this appeal, read a summary of the judgment in open court. Trial Chamber IX had rejected, on 7 March 2019, four defence motions…

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Turin Here I Come: De Ligt arrives in Turin to finalise Juventus Transfer

It has, indeed, become a reality that Ajax captain, Matthijs de Ligt, will be playing for Juventus for next season. This has been confirmed with the arrival of the 19-year-old Dutch sensation on Tuesday night in Turin, where he is expected to complete his 70 million euro move to the Italian giants Juventus. The Dutch football star who became a hot cake of late, following his impressive defensive skill, and the ability to score from a header, was being…

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Breaking News: Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders sign a power-sharing accord.

In what some people have called a historic moment, Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord, following weeks of turbulence negotiations. The political deadlock started after the country’s former dictator Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in April. The agreement was signed on behalf of the military junta by the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo. Although, the constitutional declaration of the agreement is expected to be signed on Friday,…

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Gbagbo and Blé Goudé case: ICC Trial Chamber I files the written reasons of the acquittal

On 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), by majority, Judge Herrera Carbuccia dissenting, issued an oral decision acquitting Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. Today, 16 July 2019, Trial Chamber I issued its full reasons for the decision. The Majority, composed of Judge Tarfusser and Judge Henderson provided a detailed analysis of the…

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Central South University wins ICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version

Pictured here: ICC Judge Chang-ho Chung with the winning team ©ICC-CPI Today, 12 July 2019, the Central South University (Changsha) won the final round of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, Chinese version, held in ICC Courtroom I in The Hague (Netherlands). Soochow University and Jilin University (Changchun City) won, respectively, second and third place. The Best Speaker award went to Yujie Zhu of the Central South University.   Members of the winning team are Shuzhi Luo, Xuer Ou,…

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Sports in Africa: Monkey de work baboon de chop

The recent arrest of Aimable Habimana, the vice-president of the Burundian football association, FFB following the missing of players bonus, vividly reminds one of a typical saying in Africa. Have you heard of the African expression  “monkey de work baboon de chop,” which means “while the monkey is working, the baboon is eating?” Well, if the saying is foreign to you, you probably are indeed not conversant with African social, political and economic realities – and the sports domain…

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AFCON: Nigeria beat South Africa to proceed to semi-finals

Samuel Chwukwueze played so well, scored the first Nigerian goal and was voted the Total Man-of-the-Match as Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 to qualify for the semi finals of the 2019 African Nations Cup. He said, “Scoring against South Africa is quite a good one.” Villarreal star Chukwueze put the Super Eagles ahead in the first half before Bongani Zunga equalised for South Africa in the 71st minute. The referee had to check of VAR before confirming the South…

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