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Burundi’s 2020 Election: You are either with us or against us

Burundi’s 2020 Election: You are either with us or against us

As Burundi gears towards the presidential polls in 2020, the commissioner in charge of electoral operations in the East African country had told a group of journalists and civil society groups in Bujurumba on Wednesday that the country would “block the way for those media who do not want to follow the path taken by the government.” Jean Anastase Hicuburund a senior official from the Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission made the threat and accused independent media and local press of being anti-government. The Burundi National Independent Electoral Commission is...
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Brexit Fallout: Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

Brexit Fallout: Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister

The embattled Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May said she would resign her job on June 7. Her resignation has not been unexpected, following her inability to secure a Brexit deal with the EU, generally acceptable to her country. She had been under incredible pressure to deliver an acceptable Brexit deal or quit. May has indicated she would resign both as the Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. According to some political pundits, Theresa May a once pro-Europe is a victim the Brexit, which some analysts have...
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Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

Money won’t affect Christian Chukwu’s treatment – Otedola

 May 22, 2019 0 Comment Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola on Tuesday assured the public that money would not stop former Nigeria captain Christian Chukwu from getting adequate medical and post-medical care. The Nigeria Football Federation officials confirmed on Wednesday that the Chairman of Forte Oil, who had earlier made a contribution of $50,000 to the medical care of the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations-winning team captain made this statement when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington Hospital, Circus Road, St. John’s Woods in London.  “I want to thank you...
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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an unimaginable way. Abruptly, your golden blossom life would change from the...
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Man United to triple Rashford’s salary next  season

Man United to triple Rashford’s salary next season

In a bid to thwart any attempt by Barcelona and Real Madrid to sign Manchester United’s striker Marcus Rashford, his club is willing to triple his £75,000-per-week salary next season. Rashford who is in a top form has been heavily rumoured to move to either  Barcelona or Real Madrid next season, especially, after his club, Man United failed to qualify for the 2020 UEFA Champions League. It does not help that Marcus Rashford halted talks with Manchester United over the weekend aimed at extending his contract. It is believed that...
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South Africa: Washing the Corruption-soaked clothes with Omo Detergent

South Africa: Washing the Corruption-soaked clothes with Omo Detergent

That the South African ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) won the recently concluded national elections in South Africa is not news. Rather, it is the fact that the party’s victory margin has never been so abominably low. It is a historic loss. The meagre performance in the poll can be attributed to three major reasons: chronic corruption within the ANC ruling cadre, skyrocketed unemployment, unabridged inequality. Sadly, these social problems have given birth to other dangerous and explosive havoc like persistent crime, loss of trust in the government,...
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Yekatom and Ngaïssona Case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 19 September 2019

Yekatom and Ngaïssona Case: Confirmation of charges hearing postponed to 19 September 2019

Today, 15 May 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the commencement of the confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona to 19 September 2019, instead of 18 June 2019. The Chamber granted a request of the Prosecutor for the postponement of the hearing in light of the need to ensure the protection of victims and witnesses. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that...
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Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Mikel wants to lead Super Eagles in Egypt

Absentee Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has confirmed he is available to return to the team for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The former Chelsea star last played for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and was not involved in the qualifying matches for Egypt 2019. “Mikel has met with coach (Gernot) Rohr in England and he has confirmed he will feature at the Nations Cup in Egypt,” said a top team official of the Nigeria Football Federation was quoted as saying. At the World...
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ICC and UN call to mobilise humanity against crimes

ICC and UN call to mobilise humanity against crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today kicked off an campaign in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, with a call to unite humanity against crimes. By uniting against crimes, the ICC and all those supporting it can work together to build a more peaceful, just world by deterring crimes and promoting accountability and access to justice. The campaign, called “Humanity against crimes”, explores the crimes under the Court’s jurisdiction, how the ICC promotes access to justice, and how we can work together...
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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya

Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Libya

Mr President, Your Excellencies, 1.         I welcome the opportunity to engage with this Council once again as I present my seventeenth report on the situation in Libya. Before I do so, allow me to congratulate Indonesia on assuming the presidency of this Council for the month of May, and to thank you for chairing this session. 2.         As I address you today, to my great regret, the fighting in Libya continues unabated. Over the past six months, violence has escalated and armed clashes have occurred in several areas of Libya,...
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