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Ex Wham! singer, George Michael Dies

Ex Wham! singer, George Michael has died, aged 53. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, the talented star, who started his flamboyant and successful career with Wham! in the 1980s and later went solo, is reported to have “passed away peacefully at home.” Although George Michael had some encounters with the authorities due to his recent drug problems,   Police say they were treating the death “as unexplained” but there were no suspicious circumstances. In almost four decades…

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Fake Rice from China and How to Identify it

It is no more a secret that China has become a paradise for fake products and forgery. However, what is not yet known to many, is how dangerous and often deadly some of these toxic products from China can be. Unfortunately, since the Chinese government started its recent ideological journey, which leads to a systematic abandonment of communism in preference for the romance with capitalism, the once archetypal communist country has produced thousands of millionaires and insatiable urge to…

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A SERIOUS WARNING FOR NEW YEAR

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THE  KATA KATA  FAMILY. YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO OUR SUCCESS THIS YEAR. WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROGRESSIVE CUM PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 2017   WARNING: DO NOT GO OUT ON 31ST DECEMBER AROUND 11.59PM REASON: YOU WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR. FROM: PICCOLO,  USENI, NZA & AGAMA   (KATA KATA AFRICAN CARTOON MAGAZINE) www.katakata.org  / info@katakata.org

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Tanzania: The Arrest of Jamii Forums Founder and the Cybercrime Law

The police in Tanzania has arrested Maxence Melo, the co-founder of the Jamii Forums, a Tanzanian whistle-blowing website, credited for, amongst others, exposing corruption in Tanzania. Mr Melo, has been charged with obstructing an investigation, under the new cybercrime law.   It is alleged that the accused refused to provide to the police details of people who post on the site; an offence under the cybercrime law. While some labelled the cybercrime law controversial and a serious breach of…

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New Era of Political Maturity in Africa as Opposition Nana Akufo-Addo wins in Ghana and President Mahama Accepts Defeat

The wind of political change in Africa, which started in Nigeria and headed to the Gambia, has recently reached Ghana, where the opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo has defeated the incumbent President John Mahama. Like in Nigeria and the Gambia (at least, based on President Jammeh’s initial reaction and acceptance of the election results), the incumbent has, like a Statesman, called Mr. Akufo-Addo to admit defeat. Mr. Akufo-Addo, a Human Rights lawyer from the New Patriotic Party, who had previously…

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Gambia: Will Former President Yahya Jammeh be “Prosecuted”?

He has been widely praised for conceding defeat and agreeing to step down after surprisingly losing the presidential election last week to Adama Barrow in The Gambia. However, according to the latest news from a leading member of the coalition, which defeated him in last week’s election, the Gambia’s outgoing President Yahya Jammeh will be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed during his 22 years in power. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, a leading member of the coalition insisted there would be no…

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Dominic Ongwen trial opens at International Criminal Court

On 6 December 2016, the trial in the case  The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen opened before Trial Chamber IX at the seat of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. Dominic Ongwen is accused of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in northern Uganda. Trial Chamber IX is composed of presiding Judge Bertram Schmitt, Judge Pé ter Kovács, and Judge Raul Cano Pangalangan. The trial’s opening started with the reading of the…

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Opposition Adama Barrow Wins in The Gambia, Ends Jammeh`s 22 Years in Power

 Property developer Adama Barrow, a sole candidate for the opposition parties in the presidential election in the Gambia has won the election, ending President Yahya Jammeh`s 22 years in power. Mr Barrow won Thursday’s election with 45.5% of the vote, while President Jammeh took 36.7% of the vote; the third-party candidate, Mama Kandeh, won just 17.8%. Significantly, president Jammeh has conceded defeat and congratulated the winner, Adama Barrow. Furthermore, the incumbent president vowed not to contest the results and…

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Nza Wants to Work and Marry

If you think the little boy above is the only one that wants a wife, think twice. Even Nza has asked   the father, Agama to find a wife for him. He wants to be a “man” of his own. Read our FREE cartoon story of the week and laugh loud. Nza Wants to work and marry for real. Click here to read and laugh: http://www.katakata.org/nza-wants-to-work-and-marry/  

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Words of Wisdom and Proverb of the Week

  Utamirhe ya mokorho, urhagenda bwirhe. (Ngoreme, Tanzania) Kama ukikataa la mkubwa utatembea kutwa nzima.(Swahili) If you refuse the elder’s advice you will walk the whole day.(English)   A single piece of advice can make or destroy you. Little wonder why the Ngoreme tribe in north-western Tanzania between Lake Victoria and the Serengeti National Park,  pays much attention to the advice from the elders, having in mind that as an elder, one has had much life experience, as such,…

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The Gambia’s Election and Communication Blackout

Today, The Gambia is going to the poll to elect a new president. There are three presidential candidates, mainly the incumbent President Yahya Jammeh of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Reconstruction, Adama Barrow of the Independent Coalition of parties, who is the sole candidate for the coalition of opposition parties and Mamma Kandeh, of the Gambia Democratic Congress. However, many observers believe the main contest will be between the president and Mr. Adama Barrow. With an extremely long…

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Former President Obasanjo: “Grandfather of Corruption“ and Implications

  Imagine you had children or grandchildren ““ perhaps, a lot of them – you never knew of! To many, the idea could lead to anxiety, sadness or other psychological stress ““ especially in the African environment. The cultural belief in Africa that blood is thicker than water speaks volume. Definitely, there is nothing more terribly worrisome to many Africans, than not knowing their offspring. The traditional expectation in many African societies that children inherit their family`s name and…

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