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Fighting Gender Inequality in Africa: The Botswana Model

Discrimination against women and girls is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing. Just like elsewhere in the world, women and girls in Africa had gone through thick and thin due to gender inequality on the continent. And the menace is hardly far from being eradicated in modern African society. Gender inequality, which is a by-product of the sexist ideology, which maintains that the female is inferior to the male, persists through the enaction and (re)enforcement of…

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Donald Trump and Wife test Positive for COVID-19

The President of the USA Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus. President Trump, who has always dismissed the deadly virus as the common flu, which would soon go like the wind, has confirmed that he and the 50-year old First Lady tested positive and are now in quarantine. The positive test comes after one of Mr Trump’s closest advisers Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus. The 31-year old Ms Hicks accompanied President Donald…

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ICC Assembly President welcomes the final report of Independent Experts

Today the Group of Independent Experts issued its final Report in accordance with the 30 September 2020 timeline set out in Assembly resolution ICC-ASP/18/Res.7. On 6 December 2019, the Assembly appointed nine Experts to carry out an Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court and the Rome Statute System. The Experts were mandated to make recommendations to the Assembly of States Parties and the Court on specific complex technical issues under the clusters Governance, Judiciary, and Investigations and…

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World Sports: The untouchables and double standards

The rate of corruption in sports has become a matter of concern to the general public, especially the fans. Of late, graft allegations, embezzlements and other corrupt practices have rocked the International Federation of Association Football, better known in French as the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The FIFA, the highest governing body of football controls football, beach soccer, efootball and futsal. Sadly, this sports body is not the lone swimmer in the ocean of corruption; the International Association of…

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Kenya’s Police Reform: Police officers ‘told to buy their own uniforms’

The cat must not steal a piece of fish, but the owner of the cat must not put the fish near the cat.  How does the above proverb explain the dilemma facing Kenya as it confronts the shortage of police officers’ uniforms amid the country’s police reform? In a lot of ways. It has been reported that some police officers in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, have been forced to be buying their uniforms from civilian tailors, following an alleged instruction…

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Food: Ways of Reducing Food Waste

Imagine a world with less hunger and enough food for everyone. Would you believe that a greater percentage of people worldwide is often very afraid to wake up the next day, not because they don’t want to live, but simply out of fear and uncertainty of putting a plate of food on their tables? Such a dicey situation can be very scary although, but it is indeed more disheartening to know that much of the food that is desperately…

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ICC Chief Prosecutor’s Statement on the referral by Bolivia

Version française ci-dessous|La versión en español está a continuación Statement: 09.09.2020 On 4 September 2020, I received a referral from the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (“Bolivia”) regarding the situation in its own territory, in accordance with its prerogatives as a State Party to the Rome Statute (the “Statute”). Pursuant to article 14(1) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”), the referring State requests the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation into crimes…

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COVID-19: Victims Of Conspiracy Theories, Myths or Paranoid Delusions?

Is it the ambiguous belief that certain powerful persons, institutions, government or even evil forces are secretly behind the presence of the COVID-19? How about an alleged undisclosed plot by groups to use the Coronavirus to manipulate the political process or target people for political or financial reasons? I believe you are not unaware of the claims that the Coronavirus was artificially manufactured in the laboratory to depopulate the world. Is the fallacy, that the spread of the COVID-19…

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Towards Gender Equality as Brazil Approves Equal Pay for Women’s and Men’s National Football Team Players

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has announced on Wednesday that the country’s women’s soccer team will receive the same pay as their men’s counterparts. According to the CBF boss Rogério Caboclo, every football players representing Brazil, irrespective of the gender, will receive the same prize money, daily rates and bonuses when on international duty. The equal payment took effect from March 2020. The decision of the CBF is historic, having in mind that many female footballers and activists have…

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International Criminal Court US economic sanctions

Version française ci-dessous ICC-CPI-20200902-PR1535 Press Release: 02.09.2020 The International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) condemns the economic sanctions imposed by the US earlier today on the Court’s Prosecutor and a member of her Office. The new measures, announced pursuant to the US Executive Order 13928 dated 11 June 2020, are another attempt to interfere with the Court’s judicial and prosecutorial independence and crucial work to address grave crimes of concern to the international community as mandated under the ICC…

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ASP President, O-Gon Kwon, rejects US measures against ICC

Press release: The Hague, 2 September 2020 ICC-ASP-20200902-PR1534 Today the Government of the United States announced concrete measures against the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and a senior staff member in her office. I strongly reject such unprecedented and unacceptable measures against a treaty-based international organization. They only serve to weaken our common endeavor to fight impunity for mass atrocities. The Court is an independent and impartial judicial institution. It operates in strict adherence to the provisions of…

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Understanding why COVID-19 is Indeed a Virus, Tearing the African Social Fabric Apart

You may call the COVID-19 perhaps the worst pandemic of recent time, and definitely, one of the greatest health challenges the world has ever seen. That definition would not be hyperbolic because the virus has caused insurmountable damages and untold miseries, ranging from the deaths of loved ones to the collapse of the world economy.  But to some, the deadly virus is just what it is. So is the COVID-19 data. The opposite of evil. The reminiscence of anything…

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