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Zambia’s Election: A Lesson to Other African Countries

“I would (therefore) like to congratulate my brother, the president-elect, His Excellency Mr Hakainde Hichilema, for becoming the seventh Republican President.” “Thank you for giving me the “opportunity to be your president”. “I will forever cherish and appreciate that authority you’ve invested in me. Countrymen, women in and the youth, all I ever wanted to do was to serve my country to the best of my abilities.” “Of course, there were challenges on the way. But what I appreciated…

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Cardinal Burke, a Covid-19 vaccination critic, hospitalized and on a ventilator: “Pray for me.”

Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ardent Covid-19 vaccines sceptic and critic, who had repeatedly spread misleading information and conspiracy theories about the vaccines, is hospitalized with the coronavirus and fighting for his life on a ventilator. The 73-year old Raymond Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis,  Missouri (USA), an outspoken conservative Roman Catholic Church Cardinal who has publicly clashed with the views of Pope Francis on several issues, including Covid-19, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and asked his…

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The ICC And Former President Bashir: Warning to Other Dictators

Does it surprise one that most leaders change and become more autocratic, selfish and less sensitive to the suffering of their subjects once they are in power? From the proclamation of a state of emergency, suspension of elections and civil liberties, rule by decree, disrespect for the court and the authority of law procedures, repression of political opponents, autocrats can hardly hide their cult of personality. We see these characteristics in many African leaders, including former president Omar al-Bashir…

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Interior: Tips for choosing the best roof repair professionals

Roof leakage is not a matter one should take lightly; it must be addressed as fast as possible to avert dangers and damages to the house. Typical damages and problems associated with a leaking roof include damage to the building interior, insect infestation, fire hazard, water damage, slip. Others are fall hazards, higher utility bills and wasted energy. Serious health issues like inflammation and asthma due to mould contamination are also synonymous with roof leakage. Several factors, such as…

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Defending the Indefensible: Zuma’s Daughter Attacks Naomi Campbell’s Letter

The daughter of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma, Jabu Zuma, has attacked British supermodel Naomi Campbell and accused her of “stoking division” in South Africa after Campbell rebuked the former president in an open letter. Naomi Campbell reprimanded former President Zuma for contempt of court, which led to his 15-month in prison. His jailing subsequently triggered violence and unrest from Zuma’s angry supporters, which resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives and billions in properties in South…

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Fighting Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Through the resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the United Nations General Assembly declared 26 June the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The aim is to create awareness of the danger of drug abuse and illicit trafficking and put action and cooperation in place to achieve a drug-free society. Simply put, drug abuse means using illegal drugs or prescription or over-the-counter medicines in excessive amount or for other purposes than they are intended to be used….

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Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb”: The Issues of Translation, Fragmentation and Identity

It came like a flashy thunderbolt, drizzling gently over my stunned and weakly mesmerised soul. Truly hypnotised in the bliss of perfect pleasure, you may say. Alas, it was somehow difficult to attribute the source of the impromptu intoxicating ecstasy – the inauguration of President Joe Biden of the USA, despite all Mafiosi-like unconstitutional attempts to stop the legitimate constitutional process? Or those powerful poetic lines from amazing Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb,” which she recited at President…

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South Africa Riots: Reminiscent of the USA Insurrection?

Observers of the political situation in South Africa have reacted with shock at the recent violence that has engulfed the country, sparked by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma. As of Thursday, more than 212 people have lost their lives, and at least 800 retail shops looted in KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Zuma’s home province, with an estimated $1bn (£720m) worth of stock stolen, according to the official report. Facing food shortages after days of widespread riots and looting, the…

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Paul Gicheru case: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber confirms charges and commits suspect to trial

Pre-Trial Chamber A (Article 70) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) has on 15 July 2021, confirmed the charges of offences against the administration of justice against Paul Gicheru and committed him to trial. Pre-Trial Chamber A, composed of Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, based its decision on the evidence and submissions presented by the Prosecutor and the Defence.   The Chamber found that there are substantial grounds to believe that Mr Gicheru committed, as a co-perpetrator,…

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