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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda ( Part 3 )

Discusses amongst other issues:The President  Omar al-Bashir of Sudan case, refusal of South Africa to hand over President  Omar al-Bashir,  steps the Security Council must take in cases where the ICC member states fail to abide by its own resolutions, the alleged use of so-called “enhanced investigation tactics” or torture by the USA military in Afghanistan, prosecution of individuals from big and powerful countries like the USA, China, and Russia. Etc  Kata Kata: Some years ago, President  Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, a…

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Nigeria draw hosts France at 2019 Women’s World Cup

African champions Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of the 2019 Women’s World Cup where they will face the hosts France. The draw for the 8th women’s event was held in Paris Saturday. The Super Falcons won a ninth African title out of 11 editions last weekend in Accra, beating South Africa on penalties in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final. The champions will also face South Korea and Norway in the Group A setting. The Falcons…

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Congo Brazzaville bids to host 2019 AFCON

Congo Brazzaville has emerged as a strong contender to host next year’s rearranged Africa Cup of Nations, according to a senior official in the Confederation of African Football. Constant Omari, a vice-president of CAF, also said that the dossier of Guinea, hosts-designate of the 2023 edition, does not exist, according to AFP report. “Congo Brazzaville has written to organise (2019),” Omari told Radio France International. “Our (CAF) secretary-general, Anthony Baffoe, told me that he was going to tell me…

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That Enjoyment that Creates Preventable Stress

It is said that having children could be the easiest adventure, but taking care of them is indeed a challenging and demanding role. In other words, it is very easy to be a parent, but a huge responsibility to be a dad or mum. Recent statistics have shown that the world population is dangerously exploding to the extent that in the year 2050, the world population will have recorded about 2.2 billion more people. That would mean about 9.8…

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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda ( Part 2 )

Discusses amongst other issues, the President Uhuru Kenyatta saga, ICC alleged minimal accomplishments, intentional frustrations of the ICC’s investigations, protection of the ICC potential witnesses, ICC as a partner/victimizer, Is fear of the ICC indictment discouraging dictators from leaving power? Etc …….. Kata Kata: The withdrawal of the case against President Kenyatta of Kenya, must have been a big setback for you and your organsation as a whole. How do you feel about this setback? Bensouda: On 5 December 2014, I withdrew charges…

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, issues her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (2018)

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, published her annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (2018). The report provides an overview of her Office’s preliminary examination activities conducted between 1 December 2017 and 30 November 2018 in relation to ten situations under consideration for possible investigation. During the reporting period, the Office of the Prosecutor (“OTP” or “Office”) opened three new preliminary examinations relating to, respectively, the situation in the Philippines, the…

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ICC: 17th Assembly of States Parties opens in The Hague

The seventeenth session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened today at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. From 5 to 12 December 2018, States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Court’s founding treaty, observer States, invited States, international and regional organizations and representatives from civil society will discuss key challenges facing the Statute, as it is turning 20 this year. States Parties will…

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Kata Kata’s Exclusive Interview With the ICC Chief Prosecutor Dr. Fatou Bensouda (Part 1)

Recently, our research has shown that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is perceived negatively in many quarters. More worrisome still, almost 80% of our respondents do, in fact, not know clearly what the organization stands for or its legal boundary. It is a common belief amongst many that the ICC is not only an aggressor, but it is also equally regarded as the imperialistic tool of the West. That is not all. The International Criminal Court hinders political and…

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Nigeria: African Champion Super Falcons return, get Dangote’s N50m

  The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was at the head of a delegation of prominent Nigerians and top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation that received the Super Falcons on arrival in Abuja on Sunday evening. Nine-time African champions, Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport just before 4 pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, as well as other officials…

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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

Breast cancer has been a deadly cause of millions of deaths globally. It is estimated that there will be 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Breast cancer, which is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among women globally, is believed to be the second most common cancer worldwide after lung cancer. In 2018, there are 2,093,876 cases of Lung cancer against 2,088,849 Breast cancer cases. In the U.S. in 2018, there will…

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Cameroon stripped of hosting 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Cameroon has been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, which is due to start in June because of delays in the progress of preparation for the tournament. The decision was made by the African football’s governing body (Caf) on Friday after a marathon meeting in Accra, Ghana. Making the decision known, the Caf President Ahmad Ahmad intimated that a new country would be chosen before the end of the year to organise the tournament. The delays…

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International Gender Champions: ICC leaders join in pioneering initiative to break down gender barriers

In an important initiative to break down gender barriers at all levels, top officials of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) – President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, and Registrar Peter Lewis – have joined the “International Gender Champions” network. This global leadership network brings together decision-makers determined to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. “The International Criminal Court needs to reflect in all its relevant policies…

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