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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in  Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

19 June 2019 Mr President, Allow me to begin by offering my congratulations to Kuwait for holding the Presidency of this Council for the month of June, and presiding over this briefing on the situation in Darfur, Sudan pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, As we are all aware, following months of anti-government protests, and the removal from power of Mr Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir on the 11th of April, the Republic of the Sudan is in an uncertain period of political transition. While I do not... ...
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African Traditional Wedding Attire

African Traditional Wedding Attire

The marriage between a man and a woman is a special celebration of the natural continuity of life in every part of Africa. African weddings are unique and joyful; a huge family affair, and an undertaking everyone participates in. It also brings families together as well as enables people to reconnect with friends. Having said that, African wedding attires are magnificent outfits that make a wedding ceremony standout. The outfits are made of fabrics that are usually unique to a society or group, and have some traditional meanings attached to... ...
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King of Lesotho visits International Criminal Court

King of Lesotho visits International Criminal Court

Left to right: ICC Registrar Peter Lewis, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, His Majesty Letsie III King of Lesotho, ICC President Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart, ICC First Vice President Judge Robert Fremr, and ICC Second Vice President Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut ©ICC-CPI On 17 June 2019, His Majesty Letsie III, King of Lesotho, visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meet with high-level officials. The King was decorated with the title of ‘Distinguished Honorary Fellow of the International Criminal Court’. ICC President judge Chile Eboe-Osuji stated:... ...
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Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

When a nation turns a child into a bride, it turns its future into a hell. Irrespective of the differences in culture, language, ethnicity, religion and geographical position, child marriage has become a global problem, which is practised in different parts of the world. From Niger, Bangladesh to Iraq, child marriage is a common practice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and even in Europe. While some might argue that child marriage is an integral part of their culture and religion, there is little doubt that the practice... ...
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Transfer: De Ligt set to complete €75 million move to PSG worth €12 million per year

Transfer: De Ligt set to complete €75 million move to PSG worth €12 million per year

The Dutch new Dean of defence Matthijs de Ligt is about to complete his mouth-watering transfer to the French football powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. According to the latest report, the 19-year old Ajax player, who has become a hot cake for many European top clubs, will be signing a five-year contract with PSG, which could earn him a salary of as much as €12million gross annually. It is believed that Paris Saint-Germain and Ajax are close to reaching an agreement on the transfer fee, which might exceed €75million. Although Matthijs de... ...
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Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

African champions Nigeria did what they needed to do by throwing all they had into the game to defeat Korea Republic 2-0 on Wednesday and earn their first three points of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the event, the Falcons set the stage for a fierce encounter with host nation France on Monday next week, as they look to reach the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years. Having lost 3-0 to Norway in their first match and realizing they could be heading back home after... ...
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ICC holds Retreat with African States Parties in Addis Ababa

ICC holds Retreat with African States Parties in Addis Ababa

Participants of the ICC Retreat with African States Parties to the Rome Statute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12 June 2019  On 12 June 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) convened a Retreat with African States Parties to the Rome Statute in Addis Ababa with the participation of the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union and the ICC Trust Fund for Victims (TFV). The purpose of the Retreat was to continue promoting open and frank dialogue and in-depth discussions relating to the mandate and activities of the ICC... ...
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Africa and Perseverance: 21-year-old Ethiopian takes exam 30 minutes after giving birth

Africa and Perseverance: 21-year-old Ethiopian takes exam 30 minutes after giving birth

Failures are a success – if we could learn from failures and transcend them into a guiding step towards success. You can, therefore, confidently, say that perseverance is the mother of success. What does this say about the many problems facing Africa today? A lot. However, before we discuss this further, let us look at an interesting story from Ethiopia, which is making a headline around the world. Yesterday, a 21-year-old Ethiopian woman sat for her secondary school leaving certificate exams, just 30 minutes after giving birth to a baby.... ...
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Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club after his contract expires in June. The club has confirmed that the experienced 41-year-old Italian goalkeeper who joined the club last season from Juventus and made 25 appearances for PSG will leave the club.  “Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” Paris Saint-Germain announced on its website.  Reacting to the announcement, Buffon had this to say: “I am extremely happy because it is never... ...
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Real Madrid’s Zidane pins down six players for signings

Real Madrid’s Zidane pins down six players for signings

Getting prepared for the 2019 season, the Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has pinned down six players he desperately wants to bring over to the club during this summer’s transfer period. It is rumoured that the French coach has agreed with the club’s president Florentino Perez on the six signings.  The latest report has it that Mr Perez has agreed with Zidane to sign five more players in addition to Eden Hazard, the Chelsea talisman, who is said to be Real Madrid’s prime target. According to our sources, initially, 20... ...
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