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New African Passport: Good or Bad Initiative And Why?

    In a very ambitious move, the African Union has launched a new passport, which will allow its citizens to have a common or single passport. Furthermore, the new passport will enable all African citizens to be able to travel throughout the continent without a visa. The new passport, which will bear the African Union’s name and that of the issuing country, will be biometric, or e-passport, which meets international standards, like those from the European Union or…

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Zimbabwe Boils: War Veterans Break Rangs With President Mugabe and Attack him

President Robert Mugabe’s closet and most dedicated ally, the Zimbabwe’s war veterans’ association, has not only released a damning statement withdrawing its support for him; it has equally called him a liar and selfish dictator and urged him to leave the political arena urgently. The war veterans hold the 92 year old President Mugabe, who has been in power for 36 years, fully responsible for the ills in the society, according to them, due to his “dictatorial tendencies, egocentrism…

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I Hear You: Proverb of the Month

Ehemwen wÿÿ iren te gua so ihuan, ren te vbe gua ku, sokpan ukpÿ iye-ÿkhÿkhÿ ÿre ÿ ma gie iren ku iku iren vbe avan.   (Edo, Nigeria ) Une blatte sait chanter et danser, mais c’est la poule qui l’empeche de le faire pendant la journee.  (French ) A cockroach knows how to sing and dance, but it is the hen who prevents it from performing its art during the day  ( English) We are all born with…

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Al Bashir case: ICC finds non-compliance of Uganda and Djibouti

Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided that the Republics of Uganda and Djibouti had failed to comply with the request for arrest and surrender of Omar Al Bashir to the ICC and referred the matter to the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute and the United Nations Security Council. It is now up to them to take the measures they deem necessary regarding this matter. Omar Al Bashir is facing two ICC arrest…

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Violent Street Protests in Zimbabwe: End of Mugabe Era?

For more than 30 years, President Robert Mugabe has been in power in Zimbabwe. During all those years, Zimbabwe has been relatively quiet in terms of protest and demonstrations on the street. Not because Zimbabweans are well off or are mostly satisfied with their economic conditions and lives. Not really. Years ago, Zimbabwe was indeed one of the few African success stories ““ at least, economically. Agriculturally, the country had more than enough food to feed her population; supermarkets…

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Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Cancer Disclosure and Succession Battle

The recent admission by the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, that he is suffering from the cancer of the colony has created extensive pressure on the MDC-T party structure. While some party members demand that Morgan  Tsvangirai should step down immediately to avoid  power struggles and internal fractures  in the party, others insist that he should stay put because, according to them,  the party needs his presence now than ever….

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Statement of the Prosecutor correcting assertions contained in article published by The Telegraph

On Saturday, 2 July 2016, the British daily, The Telegraph, published an article erroneously asserting that my Office has “already ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.“ The article is being widely disseminated, aggravating the spread of inaccurate information concerning the ongoing preliminary examination carried out by my Office with respect to the Situation in Iraq.   As such, I am compelled to correct the public record by providing the following clarification. First, I reiterate that…

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Angola is Broke – President José Eduardo dos Santos

The president of Angola, President José Eduardo dos Santos has confessed that his country is broke. He attributed the dire economic situation to failure of the national oil company Sonangol, to remit cash to the government. Expectedly, President dos Santos, who is believed to be one of the richest African Presidents, did not mention corruption, nepotism, blatant stealing and excessive greed amongst President`s inner circle and cronies, as some of the major contributors of the severe economic woes in…

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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo Gets 18 years` imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity

  Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC“ or “Court“) sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years of imprisonment. On 21 March 2016, the Chamber had found Mr Bemba guilty beyond reasonable doubt as a military commander responsible for two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder, rape, and pillaging) committed in the Central African Republic between October 2002 and March 2003. ICC Trial Chamber III is composed of…

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Is President Mugabe the Right Person to Throw the stone?

Recently, President Mahammadu Buhari of Nigeria complained that he had contacted ear infection. In reaction to that, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe mocked Buhari, saying: “when you fail to listen to your people, you contact ear problem.“   Being in power for more than 30 years and having been accused by some, of being undemocratic and anti-opposition, has Mugabe been really listening to his people? Is he the right person to give such an advice? Or is Robert Mugabe…

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Three Chibok Girls Spotted At The Kata Kata Village

  Since President Muhammadu Buhari  of Nigeria took office, things have not been rosy for many Nigerians, who voted him in for a change. The economy is foggy ““ the low oil prices, the main source of income of the country, coupled with persistent unemployment are causing a serious headache for the president, who promised to create employment, wipe out the Boko Haram menace and restore security immediately after taking over power. Even though President Buhari is trying his…

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President John Magufuli: The meaning of African Madness

It is not strange, recently, to hear the newly elected President of Tanzania President John Magufuli defend his sanity in public. What is strange, however, is that most of those the president wants to convince of his sound mental state seem not to believe him, despite his desperate effort to set the record straight. That would mean more unwelcome explanations “ and perhaps more “strange behaviours“ to come. “I  am Neither Mad nor a Dictator.“ You hear President Magufuli…

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