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The true meaning of justice as Jean-Pierre Bemba sues ICC for $75m

The true meaning of justice as Jean-Pierre Bemba sues ICC for $75m

The former rebel leader and Vice-President of DR Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was recently acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, has sued the ICC for almost $75m in damages, following his 10–year detention by the court. The latest move by Bemba has significantly put ...
Proverb of the Week

Proverb of the Week

The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. (English) Aberewa hwe abofra ma ofifir se nna abofra so hwe aberewa ma nese tutu. (Akan)  Bibi ukuza mtoto akiona meno, yanakua, mtoto ...
Boeing 737 Max8 and Safety Questions

Boeing 737 Max8 and Safety Questions

Following the second deadly crash of a brand-new Boeing aircraft 737 Max8 in five months ( Indonesian Lion Air flight that crashed over the Java Sea in late October, killing all 189 people on board and the recent Ethiopian Airlines deadly crash today, which took the lives of all the ...
Breaking News: Ethiopian airliner crashes on way to Kenya

Breaking News: Ethiopian airliner crashes on way to Kenya

Latest news from our reporter in Uganda says Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet, the Boeing 737 which departed from Addis Ababa en route Nairobi has crashed six minutes after take off. The plane had 157 passengers ( 149 passengers and 8 crew ) on board, according to our reporter. It is ...
Female genital mutilation and gender-based crimes against women in Africa

Female genital mutilation and gender-based crimes against women in Africa

Often in many African countries, for a great number of women, being born a woman seems sometimes not only like a crime; it can be a great misfortune as well. Even though, being seen as a sex object can itself be a bitter traumatic experience, justifying such a perception with ...
Somalia: Five men sentenced to death for gang-rape

Somalia: Five men sentenced to death for gang-rape

Five men have been sentenced to death by firing squad for the gang-rape of a woman in Galkayo, a town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. According to the prosecutor, the accused  – four of whom are 18 years old and one 19 – pleaded guilty to raping the woman, ...

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