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Mozambique: Old man escapes death over alleged sorcery

Mozambique: Old man escapes death over alleged sorcery

A 70-year-old man in Dombe, central of Mozambique, narrowly escaped death after villagers angrily pounded on him with blows and kicks over allegedly practising of sorcery. The irked Dombe residents destroyed the property of the old man after accusing him of keeping crocodiles and snakes in River Lucite for sorcery. The River Lucite runs through Dombe and the villager claimed the accused’s alleged diabolic activities with the animals cause the animals to become a danger to the community. According to some sources,  numerous accusations have been levelled against the 70-year-old... ...
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Kids’ Corner: The Drunkard

Kids’ Corner: The Drunkard

Robert lived in a village called Kireka. He was 30 years old. He had 4 children. Their names were Mukisa, Kyoto, Kyobe, and Makula. His wife was called Kevina. They lived in a small mud house roofed with grey iron sheets. All of the family members slept in the same house. Robert did not have a big compound nor a garden. Robert did not take care of his family. It was the wife, Kevina who would work at the home of Mr Kavuma the rich man, to get money to... ...
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Swaziland: Oppositions clash with security agents over anti-King Mswati III petitions

Swaziland: Oppositions clash with security agents over anti-King Mswati III petitions

In an unprecedented step, Eswatini (Swaziland) opposition supporters had come out in large numbers in Mbabane, the capital, to show solidarity to their leaders who went to deliver the anti-King Mswati III petitions, demanding for democracy and the ousting of King Mswati III who has been in power since 1986. As expected, however, the supporters were confronted by security officers, who demanded that the opposition leaders present the petitions to them. The opposition leaders, whom municipality had refused to grant permission to march, however, presented the petition both to the... ...
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Bangladesh/Myanmar situation: ICC judges authorise opening of an investigation

Bangladesh/Myanmar situation: ICC judges authorise opening of an investigation

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction in the Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“the situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar”). ICC Pre-Trial Chamber III is composed of Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia, Presiding, Judge Robert Fremr, and Judge Geoffrey Henderson. This authorisation follows the request submitted on 4 July 2019 by the Prosecutor to open an investigation into alleged crimes within... ...
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Cyber Bullying Campaign: Thanks for coming on board

Cyber Bullying Campaign: Thanks for coming on board

Since the launch of the cyber bullying campaign on 11th November in Uganda, many have come on board to make the campaign a reality. Thank you for that right decision! However, we still need those of you out there, who are yet to join the historic wagon. Agama, Piccolo, Nza, Useni, Liam, Namazzi, Mukisa, Natukunda ..(you keep on counting) have all joined the Cyber-Bullying Campaign Wagon. Where are you? We can only reach our destination quickly and book a tangible result if we all work together as a team. Yes,... ...
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2021 AFCON qualifiers kick-off

2021 AFCON qualifiers kick-off

The 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is set to begin this week on November 13, 2019, with forty-eight nations fighting for 24 slots in the 2021 tournament. Each of the teams will play two matches between this Wednesday and Tuesday next week (November 19). The other matches will be in August, September, October and November 2020. The biennial international men’s football championship of Africa qualifiers started with a preliminary round in October. The round consisted of 8 teams which were lowly ranked by the world governing football body FIFA... ...
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Cyberbullying campaign kicks off in Uganda

Cyberbullying campaign kicks off in Uganda

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  Desmond Tutu One may call the above quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu a warning, but it sounds more than that. It equally captures the lingering – and often neglected – social problems facing the world today, especially African countries, which the human rights icon has often criticized. Technological advancement... ...
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Press Release: Liam courtesy visit to schools in Kisaasi and Makerere

Press Release: Liam courtesy visit to schools in Kisaasi and Makerere

On November 6, 2019, the Katakata Africa Ambassador, Katabira Liam held a meeting with the teachers and pupils of Kids world Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi as well as the Makerere Hill College in Uganda. In his pledge to encourage more young children to write stories, Liam held a two-hour meeting at the school. Ever since Liam became the ambassador for Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine, Kid World Nursery and Junior school Kisaasi becomes the second school to host him.  The main objective of the visit was to seek a partnership... ...
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Namibia: Man to spend 30 years behind bars for killing lover

Namibia: Man to spend 30 years behind bars for killing lover

A Windhoek court on Wednesday handed a 22-year old man 30 years in jail for murdering his lover. The suspect committed the crime during the period of 4 to 5 January 2015 at Leonardville in the Omaheke region, Eastern of Namibia. David Elrico Kasupi is alleged to have killed Lady Daire, who was then 21-years-old by slitting her throat with a knife. It was reported that the two had disagreed about Daire’s two-month pregnancy. The suspect confessed that he lured the deceased via a cell phone message on the night... ...
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Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment

Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment

On 7 November 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), unanimously, sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment.  The time Mr Ntaganda has spent in detention at the ICC – from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 – will be deducted from this sentence. To make its decision, the Chamber received submissions from the parties and participants regarding the possible sentence, heard witnesses and admitted evidence, and held a hearing on the matter on 17-20 September 2019. The Chamber considered the gravity of the crimes... ...
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