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Don`t Worry, Just Laugh
Title: The Dark Well

Chapter 1: Jeremy and Jeremy love football Jeremy and Jeremiah were playing with their friends Jack and Louis in the grass in the evening. They were using a ball rolled out of banana fibres collected from their banana plantation. They liked to play football every evening with their friends. Jeremy was 6 years old and Jeremiah was 7 years old. Jack and Louise were also 7 years old and went to the same school called Masanafu Primary school. When…

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ICC judges hold retreat in Arnhem (The Netherlands)

On 3-4 October 2019, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), held a judicial retreat near Arnhem (The Netherlands). The retreat provided an opportunity for judges to have a private exchange on topics related to the efficiency and functioning of the judiciary. In particular, the retreat focussed on identifying concrete areas in which the judges may best contribute to strengthening the Court and the Rome Statute system. The ICC President, Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, said: “The Court’s judges are…

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Uganda: Free Kata Kata Magazine for the Slum dwellers

What explains the proverb What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, better than the steps being taken by Kata Kata in Africa, to bring the core message of the magazine to the people, who desperately need it? Faced with enormous problems and challenges, Africans must learn how best to tackle these obstacles, to bring meaning to their often seemingly meaningless situation. But sadly, most of the affected Africans are extremely poor to have access to information about their…

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Interview: Introducing the Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira

   Remember your childhood years? Joggle your brain. What comes to your mind? Perhaps, the good old days as a child, playing outside with other kids? Or those days when you came back home with dirty clothes, making mum and dad angry with you? Yes, playing carelessly yet with much concentration with your childhood friends, sometimes, to the extent that you forgot to do the usual daily domestic tasks like fetching of water or firewood assigned to you. And…

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ICC and Al Hassan case: Charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity confirmed and suspect committed to trial

Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), unanimously, issued a confidential decision on 30 September 2019, confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud (« Al Hassan ») and committed him to trial before a Trial Chamber. A redacted version of this decision will be published later. Pre-Trial Chamber I, composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Presiding Judge, Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut and…

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Breaking News: Former French president Jacques Chirac dies

The former president of France, Jacques Chirac has died aged 86. The ex-President who ruled his country from  1995 to 2007 died allegedly of the minor stroke he had while in office or memory loss linked to a form of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr Chirac, who enjoyed one of the longest political careers in Europe (18 years as mayor of Paris, twice prime minister and twice president) was embroiled in corruption allegations while in the office. He will be remembered…

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PICCOLO VISITS HIS VILLAGE (PART 3)

Piccolo Visits his Village (Part 3) : Well, Kata kata Village elsewhere may have invited Piccolo to honor him for what his father has done for the village, but do they have other plans? From reminding Piccolo about the undeveloped land belonging to his family, to issues concerning his girlfriend, Piccolo soon realizes the “danger” ahead. How will he handle the “danger”? Find out.

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Searching for the justice: The ICC and war-crime indictment

It is hardly a secret that in many African countries today, the name, ICC (International Criminal Court) is received with some degree of scepticism. One of the reasons for the negative perception amongst Africans is not unconnected with the fact that Africans top the list of individuals indicted by the ICC. The list is endless….Omar al-Bashir, Uhuru Kenyatta, Charles Taylor, Jean-Pierre Bemba, William Ruto, Charles Blé Goudé, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Laurent Gbagbo, Simone Gbagbo, Joseph Kony, Dominic Ongwen,…

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ICC President visits Rwanda

The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, on Friday 20 September 2019 concluded a two-day working visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where he participated in a capacity-building programme for the Rwandan judiciary on international criminal law as well as held bilateral meetings with officials to promote dialogue and closer relations between the ICC and Rwanda. The ICC President encouraged Rwanda to become a party to the Court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, in order to enlarge…

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ICC: Opening of the confirmation of charges hearing in Yekatom and Ngaïssona case

Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona during the opening of the confirmation of charges hearing at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 19 September 2019 ©ICC-CPI Today, 19 September 2019, the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona opened before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Presiding Judge), Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. The hearing is scheduled until…

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Liberia: Many children die in a school fire outbreak near Monrovia

A fire outbreak at a boarding school in a suburb of Monrovia the capital of Liberia has claimed the lives of at least 27 people, many of them children. The tragedy took place in an Islamic school in the early hours of the morning when many students were sleeping. The affected building is near the mosque of the students. Although at least 27 bodies have been recovered so far, the Police are still searching for more bodies. According to…

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