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The Other Side of Nigeria

Nigeria needs little or no introduction globally. Yes, often when the word “Nigeria” is mentioned, many negative thoughts spring up. From dishonesty to other criminal activities, very few people have positive thoughts about Nigeria. Absolutely, some criminally minded elements have constantly painted a wrong image of Nigeria, resulting in the unfortunate negative perception of all Nigerians. But despite the bad image, there are very good, hardworking, honest Nigerians. Nigeria is a great country with unbelievably hospitable, incredibly smart, innovative,…

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Slavery and Inhumanity in Libya: The Masking of the Western Hypocrisy

Some call it migration; others prefer the word human trafficking. Yet, the term, slavery has been constantly used of recent – especially amongst the West. Regardless, the miserable situation faced by migrants in Libya, who are determined to cross over to Europe,  is not only inhumane, it is definitely a modern day slavery, to say the least. However, the question is, has the West the moral authority to condemn the slavery in Libya? In their attempt to migrate to…

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Liberia Election Verdict: Court Orders a run-off poll

Following a petition filed by the Liberty Party’s Presidential candidate Charles Brumskine, challenging the result the October Presidential election, the Liberia’s Supreme Court has ordered the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai to go ahead. Delivering its judgment, the Supreme Court maintained that there was insufficient evidence of fraud during October’s first round of the elections to order a re-run. Mr. Charles Brumskine came third in the first…

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Family Planning

In Africa and many third world countries, family planning can be a big challenge. Disccusion of sex or sex-related topics openly in this part of the world can be a taboo. On the other hand, sex education is not only a normal discourse in the West, it is indeed an important part of the school curriculum. Furthermore, women and girls in the Western world have a human right to decide if and when to become pregnant. Sadly, statistics have…

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Women and Sexual Politics

We live in the world where human beings and their lives, identities, and social expectations are carefully and socially defined, articulated and reinforced according to their sexes, using discourse and other social tools and apparatus. Has it ever occurred to you why male and female bodies are judged differently? Why would the two bodies carry different connotations? Why would people frown at a topless woman, while a half-naked man walking next to her with a short only is hardly…

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Dowry: Which Way Forward?

Dowry, which is extensively practiced in Africa, is a payment made by the groom to the family of the bride while seeking her hands in marriage. In the Southern part of Africa, it is called “lobola.” While it is known as, “Mahari” or “wine-carrying” in the East and West Africa respectively. Dowry is not limited to Africa; it is practised globally. While some have argued that dowry is part of our tradition, handed over to us by our forefathers; therefore, according to this group, we must keep the tradition. Others believe that traditions…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we are once again reminded that despite widespread condemnation and growing efforts to eliminate it, abhorrent acts of violence continue to be a reality for countless women and girls throughout the world. Particularly vulnerable in times of conflict, women and girls are too often the victims of egregious sexual crimes. Moreover, while the horrors and suffering of war are felt by entire communities, prevailing inequalities exacerbate these consequences…

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The International Criminal Court Wants to Investigate Situation in the Afghanistan, USA Roles. 

Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Fatou Bensouda, requested authorisation from the Court’s Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“Afghanistan”). The Situation in Afghanistan has been under preliminary examination by the Office of the Prosecutor since 2006.  After a comprehensive and careful scrutiny of the information available to the Office, applying…

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe Dismissed as Leader of Ruling Party, Grace Mugabe Expelled from the Party.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been dismissed as the leader of the ruling ZANU – PF party. Moreover, his powerful and influential wife Grace Mugabe has been expelled from the party altogether. President Mugabe has been given a deadline until Monday to resign as the President of Zimbabwe or face an impeachment. Following the dismissal of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago from his position based on watery allegations, President Robert Mugabe effectively wrote his…

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INTRODUCING “THE TORCH”

Welcome to The Torch, which tries to beam light on those hidden African socio-political problems. With The Torch, Kata Kata creates awareness of the social issues confronting Africa. Do come on board! That corruption in Africa is endemic is more or less second-hand news, but who aids African leaders to perpetuate their corrupt practices? Often Africa’s corruption/mismanagement is condemned by the West; but where do African leaders hide their stolen money? What are the Western countries doing to eradicate…

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