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Kids’ Corner: Stimulate Your Kids to Become Good Readers and Writers

“The real importance of reading is that it creates an ease and intimacy with the process of writing; one comes to the country of the writer with one’s papers and identification pretty much in order. Constant reading will pull you into a place (a mind-set, if you like the phrase) where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness. It also offers you a constantly growing knowledge of what has been done and what hasn’t, what is trite and what…

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Constipation and Natural ways to Prevent it

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disorders people suffer from across the world. This health challenge is prevalent in the US, with statistics showing that over 4 million Americans experience frequent constipation. The disease is responsible for millions of annual clinic visits in the country and more than 700,000 emergency department trips, according to Dr Haider J. Warraich, an Associate Director, Heart Failure Program, VA Boston Healthcare System. In as much as constipation is rampant in the…

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Human trafficking in Africa: the Multi-Billion Dollar Business Venture

“Maybe slavery has been with us for centuries because of the inclination to maintain economic systems geared more toward commodifying human existence than developing its spiritual, creative, or scientific potentials. Such commodification instantly erases any recognition of humanity as a priceless value unto itself and reduces individuals as well as entire races, or a specific gender, to a bargain-priced ‘other.” ― Aberjhani, Dreams of the Immortal City Savannah The United Nations Trafficking Protocol 2003 defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation,…

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The Latest Issue Of Kata Kata Magazine !!!!

Read the latest issue of Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine, including an educational, yet humorous illustrated story about Tuberculosis….. and more…. Log in now and have yourself a laugh. Visit: https://katakata.org/kata-kata-magazine-vol-7-issue-27-digital/

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Bride Price in Africa: He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune

Dowry, a payment made by the family of the groom in the form of money, presents, or a mixture of both, to their future in-laws at the start of their marriage, to enable the groom to marry the bride, has endured the strong wave of westernization in the Africa continent. The long-standing customary practice is shared across the societies from Egypt to South Africa, down to Ghana and Rwanda. On the other hand, in the Hindu culture, the bride’s…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Statement on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria

Today, I announce the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Nigeria. As I stated last year at the annual Assembly of States Parties, before I end my term as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), I intend to reach determinations on all files that have been under preliminary examination under my tenure, as far as I am able. In that statement, I also indicated the high likelihood that several preliminary examinations would…

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Technology: Zoom zooms from underdog to favourite

Technology makes the world a small village and puts your environment and activities at your fingertips. That makes technological development one of the most important phenomena in the 21 century, and the gateway to financial success for those technological wizards (companies and individuals) behind technological upheavals, which have changed our lives. One of those latest technological innovations is Zoom. Zoom communications technology has moved from a scrappy start-up to one of the best web-conferencing products globally, beating the likes…

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ICC: Conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Iraq/United Kingdom

Version française ci-dessous | النسخة العربية أسفل النص الفرنسي Press Release: 9.12.2020 Today, I announce the conclusion of the preliminary examination into the situation in Iraq/United Kingdom (UK) following a thorough process. I have decided, as set out in my Office’s detailed report to close the preliminary examination and not to open an investigation. In 2014, my Office re-opened the preliminary examination into the situation in Iraq/UK on the bases of new information received. Since then, my Office has…

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Talking About Violence Against Women

Being seen (and treated) as inferior, weak, less intelligent than male, a sex object and, in fact, as everything opposite the male, the discriminatory perception and maltreatment of women can itself be a bitter traumatic experience for the female gender. Justifying such perception with the violent treatment of women, and in some cases, being killed for not living up to that patriarchal sex-role stereotype and expectations, can indeed be a nightmare for a woman and a huge stumbling block…

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Senegalese Football Star Papa Bouba Diop dies.

Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop had died on 29 November in France at the age of 42, after a long sickness. According to media reports he had Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease and ALS. The 1.95 m tall (nicknamed “The Wardrobe” for his imposing stature) was a strong, aggressive, but good-hearted player, loved by both club members and opponents. His playing style and ability drew made many football pundits compare him to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, who was equally born in Dakar,…

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ICC Prosecutor’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human trafficking, child marriages, and being forced to serve as child soldiers. Despite progress made in the fight against impunity for such crimes, they remain prevalent. These are crimes that…

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Gender inequality and Gender-based Violence

While we fight against gender inequality and gender-based violence, many around the world have decided to leave no stone unturned in creating a gender-balanced society. Kata Kata Village is not an exception. A glimpse at the conversations amongst some members of the village tells you how important the subject has become. Hear them: PICCOLO: You mean shouting on your wife frequently till she breaks down emotionally is not a kind of violence against her? MAN: Why is it dat…

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