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Swaziland: Oppositions clash with security agents over anti-King Mswati III petitions

In an unprecedented step, Eswatini (Swaziland) opposition supporters had come out in large numbers in Mbabane, the capital, to show solidarity to their leaders who went to deliver the anti-King Mswati III petitions, demanding for democracy and the ousting of King Mswati III who has been in power since 1986. As expected, however, the supporters were confronted by security officers, who demanded that the opposition leaders present the petitions to them. The opposition leaders, whom municipality had refused to…

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Bangladesh/Myanmar situation: ICC judges authorise opening of an investigation

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction in the Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar”). ICC Pre-Trial Chamber III is composed of Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia, Presiding, Judge Robert Fremr, and Judge Geoffrey Henderson. This authorisation follows the request submitted on 4 July 2019…

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Cyber Bullying Campaign: Thanks for coming on board

Since the launch of the cyber bullying campaign on 11th November in Uganda, many have come on board to make the campaign a reality. Thank you for that right decision! However, we still need those of you out there, who are yet to join the historic wagon. Agama, Piccolo, Nza, Useni, Liam, Namazzi, Mukisa, Natukunda ……..(you keep on counting) have all joined the Cyber-Bullying Campaign Wagon. Where are you? We can only reach our destination quickly and book a…

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2021 AFCON qualifiers kick-off

The 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is set to begin this week on November 13, 2019, with forty-eight nations fighting for 24 slots in the 2021 tournament. Each of the teams will play two matches between this Wednesday and Tuesday next week (November 19). The other matches will be in August, September, October and November 2020. The biennial international men’s football championship of Africa qualifiers started with a preliminary round in October. The round consisted of 8 teams…

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Cyberbullying campaign kicks off in Uganda

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  Desmond Tutu One may call the above quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu a warning, but it sounds more than that. It equally captures the lingering – and often neglected – social problems facing the world today, especially African…

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Press Release: Liam courtesy visit to schools in Kisaasi and Makerere

On November 6, 2019, the Katakata Africa Ambassador, Katabira Liam held a meeting with the teachers and pupils of Kids world Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi as well as the Makerere Hill College in Uganda. In his pledge to encourage more young children to write stories, Liam held a two-hour meeting at the school. Ever since Liam became the ambassador for Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine, Kid World Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi becomes the second school to host him. …

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Namibia: Man to spend 30 years behind bars for killing lover

A Windhoek court on Wednesday handed a 22-year old man 30 years in jail for murdering his lover. The suspect committed the crime during the period of 4 to 5 January 2015 at Leonardville in the Omaheke region, Eastern of Namibia. David Elrico Kasupi is alleged to have killed Lady Daire, who was then 21-years-old by slitting her throat with a knife. It was reported that the two had disagreed about Daire’s two-month pregnancy. The suspect confessed that he…

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Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment

On 7 November 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), unanimously, sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment.  The time Mr Ntaganda has spent in detention at the ICC – from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 – will be deducted from this sentence. To make its decision, the Chamber received submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence, heard witnesses and admitted evidence, and held a hearing on the matter on…

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Malawi: Muslims and Christians clash over hijab

Two people were severely injured and scores sustained minor wounds in Mangochi area, Southern region of Malawi after two opposing groups sparred on Monday over the alleged refusal by the Anglican Church to allow Muslim girls learning in its primary school in the area to put on a Hijab. Several properties, including schools, a church and a mosque were damaged in retaliatory attacks as the fracas spread to door to door fights. Businesses were brought to a standstill and…

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Tug of war between political candidates and Namibia’s electoral commission

A faction of political candidates who are eyeing for various seats in Namibia’s upcoming elections has vehemently opposed a move by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to compel them to sign the elections’ code of conduct. The Southwest African country is set to go to the ballot to elect its president and members of the National Assembly on November 27, 2019, and the code of conduct is meant to eradicate intimidation, harassment and bullying during the campaigns and…

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P7 CANDIDATES: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS.

We (the Kata Kata African Cartoons team in Europe and Africa and our youth ambassador in Africa Liam Katabira) wish all P7 candidates of 2019 (Uganda) success in their upcoming exams. May all your efforts be crowned with success so that you become the great leaders of tomorrow. Kata Kata stands solidly behind you! More about Kata Kata: www.katakata.org

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Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Ghana’s government has said it will, under no circumstance, give in to pressure from the international lobbies, calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the West African country. Parliament speaker Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye on Wednesday asked Ghanaians to evade Western cultures imposed on them, saying legalizing same-sex marriage is “corruption of public morals. Prof. Oquaye was speaking during Speaker’s Prayer Breakfast in Parliament that brought together legislators, National Coalition for Proper Human Rights and Family Values, an advocacy…

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