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Relief for suspended veteran radio journalist Bateman

Eyewitness News reporter Barry Bateman has received financial boost via ‘Crowdfunding’ campaign as he serves his one-month suspension without pay. The fundraising was spearheaded by the co-founder of the radio Jonathan Witt.  “My friend, and journalist, Barry Bateman has been suspended without pay following an incident last month for which he has apologized. If you’re able to help him make ends meet this month please consider making a donation,” said Mr Jonathan Witt. Mr Witt via his Twitter handle…

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Interview: Introducing the Kata Kata Ambassador Liam Katabira

   Remember your childhood years? Joggle your brain. What comes to your mind? Perhaps, the good old days as a child, playing outside with other kids? Or those days when you came back home with dirty clothes, making mum and dad angry with you? Yes, playing carelessly yet with much concentration with your childhood friends, sometimes, to the extent that you forgot to do the usual daily domestic tasks like fetching of water or firewood assigned to you. And…

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Searching for the justice: The ICC and war-crime indictment

It is hardly a secret that in many African countries today, the name, ICC (International Criminal Court) is received with some degree of scepticism. One of the reasons for the negative perception amongst Africans is not unconnected with the fact that Africans top the list of individuals indicted by the ICC. The list is endless….Omar al-Bashir, Uhuru Kenyatta, Charles Taylor, Jean-Pierre Bemba, William Ruto, Charles Blé Goudé, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Laurent Gbagbo, Simone Gbagbo, Joseph Kony, Dominic Ongwen,…

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Zambia’s 2021 polls and government’s crackdown on rival parties

A lot of activities are going on in Zambia ahead of 2021 polls among the aspirants eyeing various political seats. The incumbent President Edgar Lungu will automatically seek his third term in the office after Zambia’s Constitutional court last year December ruled that he is eligible to vie again. President Lungu came to power in 2015 following the demise of former President Michael Sata. He was the defence minister under Sata. He contested again in 2016 and was declared…

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The xenophobic attacks and South Africa -African relationship

It is not the first time many African migrants in South Africa faced the brute anger of their fellow South Africans, who have accused them of stealing their jobs. Anger alone would be a mere understatement. For sure, many a time, South Africans have audaciously committed a heinous crime against African migrants living in South Africa in the name of the xenophobic attack. Not just xenophobic attacks that come to mind. The monstrous brutish butchery of African foreigners in…

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Registered Vessels of Comoros, Greece and Cambodia: ICC delivers its Judgment on Prosecutor’s appeal

On 2 September 2019 at 10:30 (The Hague local time), the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa presiding, will deliver its judgment on the appeal of the Prosecutor against the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber I on the “Application for Judicial Review by the Government of the Union of the Comoros”’ of 15 November 2018. The judgement will be delivered by the Appeals Chamber in open court. Background: On 14 May…

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Children, women’s safety in jeopardy over rife human trafficking in Namibia

Human trafficking is not a thing of the past as many think; it still exists in the 21st century. There are no significant changes in the modern era, despite the industrial revolution and technological development, as millions of people worldwide are still going through slavery. Unlike in the ancient times when victims of human trafficking, especially from Africa were transported oversees, nowadays the act occurs within the villages, towns or neighbouring countries. In fact, transporting the victims does not…

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Africa: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of poop.

There is an adage amongst the Igbo ethnic group of the South East of Nigeria, which says:  Onwu na egbu nwa nkita anaghi ekwe ya nuu isi nsi. Translated: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of shit. Explained further literally, often when caution is disregarded, one is exposed to irrational actions, unguarded statements which could lead to untold danger, destruction or ultimate end. This proverb throws light on one of the causes of human miseries…

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Zimbabwe’s former director arrested over graft

Zimbabwe’s newly constituted anti-corruption commission on Tuesday nabbed former Principal Director Monitoring and Evaluation in the office of the President and Cabinet Douglas Tapfuma on allegations of engaging in corruption. Tapfuma is accused of importing illegally a fleet of vehicles purported to belong to the government. According to state-owned daily the Herald, Mr Tapfuma misused President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name and letters from the President’s office to import vehicles for himself, friends and relatives without paying duties. The paper further…

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Sports in Africa: Monkey de work baboon de chop

The recent arrest of Aimable Habimana, the vice-president of the Burundian football association, FFB following the missing of players bonus, vividly reminds one of a typical saying in Africa. Have you heard of the African expression  “monkey de work baboon de chop,” which means “while the monkey is working, the baboon is eating?” Well, if the saying is foreign to you, you probably are indeed not conversant with African social, political and economic realities – and the sports domain…

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AFCON: Nigeria beat South Africa to proceed to semi-finals

Samuel Chwukwueze played so well, scored the first Nigerian goal and was voted the Total Man-of-the-Match as Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 to qualify for the semi finals of the 2019 African Nations Cup. He said, “Scoring against South Africa is quite a good one.” Villarreal star Chukwueze put the Super Eagles ahead in the first half before Bongani Zunga equalised for South Africa in the 71st minute. The referee had to check of VAR before confirming the South…

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Stealing from alleged thieves and turning the house of prayer to a den of thieves

The recent robbery in a church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa not only shows the desperation and audacity of the men of the underworld; it is equally a blunt ironic and indeed, biblical case of converting of the House of prayer to a den of thieves. According to the report, four men came to the church looking for the local pastor, whom they wanted to pray for them for success in their upcoming court appearance. However, in the absence…

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