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South Africa: EFF`s Malema Threatens Violence to Oust President Zuma

The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters of South Africa, Julius Malema has on Sunday audaciously vowed to remove the government of President Jacob Zuma “through the barrel of a gun.“ In one of the boldest inflammatory statements so far attributed to the 35 year old acid tongue radical leader of the third largest opposition party in South Africa, Malema, who was once Zuma`s zealot has warned that his party would be ready to take up arm if necessary…

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Africa: Kofi Annan to African Leaders – Leave When Your Time Is Up

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has strongly advised African leaders to leave the political scene when their time is up and ripe. Speaking at the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, the respected diplomat warned African leaders that their over stay in power could endanger democracy as well as bring conflicts on the continent. While praising Africa for the good job done in the area of democracy, which has resulted in the end of…

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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Opens ICC Permanent Premises

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened, on 19th April,   the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) during a ceremony hosted by the ICC President,  Judge Silvia Fernández, and H.E. Mr Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties (“ASP“), and attended by honoured guests including H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As a permanent judicial institution created to fight impunity for perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and…

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The Tears of an Orphan Run Inside

Kud mbelewa a hada a hwad (Mafe: Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger) An orphan`s tears run inside (English) It is only the affected ones that know exactly what they go through (Meaning)   Often, the life of an orphan is that of neglect, misery and sadness. Being an orphan, one is often treated with less love and attention. It’s not uncommon that orphans are sometimes neglected because they have no one to stand for them. In times of challenges, orphans may…

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Bring Back Our Girls: Two Agonizing Years After

As we sadly remember our innocent Chibok schoolgirls who were violently kidnapped on 14th April 2014, by the Boko Haram terrorist organization, operating in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, we call on the whole world to show massive solidarity to the plight of these helpless victims of senseless fanaticism. It is now two years, 276 Schoolgirls abducted, 57 of them escaped same day, 219 remain in captivity since then. How best can we help rescue the abducted Chibok…

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ICC Trial Chamber Terminates Ruto and Sang Case

Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or “Court“) decided, by majority, Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia dissenting, that the case against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang is to be terminated. According to the majority, this decision does not preclude new prosecution in the future either at the ICC or in a national jurisdiction. This decision may be subject to appeal. The Chamber considered the requests of Mr Ruto and Mr Sang that the Chamber find…

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Message from the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for LRA fighters

My Office has received information from communities in Northern Uganda and from Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters who have returned from the bush that many within the ranks of the LRA are still being misled by Joseph Kony and other senior LRA commanders that you will either be imprisoned like Dominic Ongwen, or even tortured or killed by the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or the “Court“), if you surrender and try to return home. This is not true, and…

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Ruto and Sang case : ICC Trial Chamber Files its Decision on the Acquittal/no Case to Answer Requests

Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or “Court“) will file its decision on the requests for a “Judgment of acquittal“ and “no case to answer motion“, submitted respectively by the Defence of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang, on Tuesday 5 April 2016.   This decision will be notified only in writing; no hearing will be held. The decision will be filed by Tuesday 17:00 (The Hague local time) at the latest, and will be…

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South Africa: The Gupta Family Scandal and the Political Consequences

In our present political setting, it is nothing strange to have close associates benefit from the political Manna of the State or have some political influence in the government. In the USA, the godfather of democracy, “Professional lobbyist“ is a constitutionally recognized profession. It is, therefore, not abnormal to have some political heavyweights and mahoganies exercising  incredible influence in the African politics. The question is how much influence must these non government officials have in the government? Where do…

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ICC : Charges against Dominic Ongwen confirmed and Trial Ordered

Situation: Uganda Case: The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or “Court“) has today confirmed the charges against Dominic Ongwen and ordered his trial. The Chamber, which is composed of Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser (Italy), Judge Chang-ho Chung (Republic of Korea) and Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (France) who adopted a separate concurring opinion, confirmed 70 charges brought against Mr Ongwen   by the Prosecutor. The Chamber strongly concluded that there…

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ICC Verdict: Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo guilty

Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or “Court“) declared, unanimously, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo guilty beyond any reasonable doubt of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging). The crimes were committed in Central African Republic (“CAR“) from on or about 26 October 2002 to 15 March 2003 (“2002-2003 CAR Operation“) by a contingent of Mouvement de Libé ration du Congo (“MLC“) troops. Mr Bemba was…

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Zimbabwe: Former Vice-President Mujuru launches her Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) Party

After being in the Zanu PF ruling party for 35 years, the former vice-president, Joice Mujuru of Zimbabwe, launched her Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) party last week. With the launch of the new ZPF party, Dr Joice Mujuru, who was dismissed from the Zanu PF party for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Mugabe, has taken a bold political step. Together with her colleagues, most of them, disenchanted former members of the Zanu PF party, Mujuru and members of the…

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