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Burundi’s 2020 Election: You are either with us or against us

As Burundi gears towards the presidential polls in 2020, the commissioner in charge of electoral operations in the East African country had told a group of journalists and civil society groups in Bujurumba on Wednesday that the country would “block the way for those media who do not want to follow the path taken by the government.” Jean Anastase Hicuburund a senior official from the Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission made the threat and accused independent media and local…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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South Africa: Washing the Corruption-soaked clothes with Omo Detergent

That the South African ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) won the recently concluded national elections in South Africa is not news. Rather, it is the fact that the party’s victory margin has never been so abominably low. It is a historic loss. The meagre performance in the poll can be attributed to three major reasons: chronic corruption within the ANC ruling cadre, skyrocketed unemployment, unabridged inequality. Sadly, these social problems have given birth to other dangerous and…

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Yekatom and Ngaïssona Case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 19 September 2019

Today, 15 May 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona to 19 September 2019, instead of 18 June 2019. The Chamber granted a request of the Prosecutor for the postponement of the hearing in light of the need to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is to determine whether…

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ICC and UN call to mobilise humanity against crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today kicked off an campaign in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, with a call to unite humanity against crimes. By uniting against crimes, the ICC and all those supporting it can work together to build a more peaceful, just world by deterring crimes and promoting accountability and access to justice. The campaign, called “Humanity against crimes”, explores the crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction, how the…

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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya

Mr President, Your Excellencies, 1.         I welcome the opportunity to engage with this Council once again as I present my seventeenth report on the situation in Libya. Before I do so, allow me to congratulate Indonesia on assuming the presidency of this Council for the month of May, and to thank you for chairing this session. 2.         As I address you today, to my great regret, the fighting in Libya continues unabated. Over the past six months, violence has…

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Al-Bashir Case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms Jordan’s non-cooperation but reverses the decision referring it to the ASP and UNSC

Today, 6 May 2019, in the appeal brought by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (“Jordan”), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) decided unanimously to confirm the decision of ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II (“Pre-Trial Chamber”), to the extent that it found that Jordan, a State Party to the ICC Rome Statute since 2002, had failed to comply with its obligations by not arresting Mr Omar Al-Bashir (at all material times the President of the Republic…

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Ebola virus and its Challenges in 2019

A story had it that a man was seriously ill for weeks and all treatments seemed not to produce any effective results. After many trials and errors, the man and his wife went for an elaborate test, which eventually revealed the unexpected bad news. Afraid to break the shocking news to the man, the doctor called his wife aside and broke the news. “God is wonderful. He has done it again for me.” The woman shouted, dancing. Confused, the…

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Kenya: Leaving a house on fire to burn down while busy chasing a rat

I beg to be blunt with my stand, but sadly, the truth must be told. Obviously, the West succeeds in imposing their will on Africa simply because the Western governments strongly believe African leaders have a mindset different from that of the Western leaders. Yes, in most cases, the West is convinced they can get away with their inglorious acts in Africa due, largely to, just a simple reason: that African leaders seem to care less about their subjects…

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Al Bashir case: ICC Appeals Chamber to deliver its Judgment on Jordan’s appeal on 6 May 2019

On 6 May 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) will deliver its judgment on the appeal by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan against Pre-Trial Chamber II’s decision of 11 December 2017 in the Al Bashir case. The appeal arose from the decision of ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II, which found that Jordan, a State Party to the ICC Rome Statute since 2002, failed to comply with its obligations…

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Creating Indigenous Knowledge of Africa for Africans

For Africa and other so-called third world countries to progress, they must tell their own stories based on their indigenous knowledge and experience. Africans must create their own knowledge based on their own realities. You cannot develop people; people must develop themselves based on what they are used to. You cannot import and impose knowledge on a people; the people must develop from their own knowledge and experience, which must fit into the environment, where they live and where…

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European Edition Vol. 6 Issue 21

To read more or order your copy go to: https://www.magzter.com/NL/Kata-Kata-Cartoon-Magazine/Kata-Kata-Cartoon-Magazine/Comics/

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