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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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Kenya Police “shoot” to rescue detained alleged corrupt colleagues

More often than none, solidarity can be inseparable from sharing a common interest. That interest could range from human rights, democracy or even corruption, including stealing. With a common interest, even though it might sound like a scene from a movie, it is entirely not very strange to see armed robbers shooting their way like Mr. Rambo, all in an attempt to free their colleague, who might otherwise be in danger. Call it a true brothers in arms scene….

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Travel: Some of the Most Amazing Spots in Africa

In Africa, the rule of law and other democratic gains have ushered in a more assertive and positive image of the continent. Freedom, human rights gains and economic prosperity are gradually becoming some of the dividends of the new democratic order. The perception of Africa amongst the West might not be perfect, but it has positively changed of recent. Apart from the positive economic progress of the continent, the raw beauty of Africa is hard to deny. Better still, Africans…

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today, around the world an annual call is renewed to end the horrific reality of violence against women. It is unacceptable, not least in the 21st century that women and girls in every corner of the globe continue to face the prospect of violence. Among the chilling range of violence committed against them are sexual and gender-based crimes in the context of war and conflict. Girls taken from their homes, from their schools, raped, used as sex slaves, forced…

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