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Breaking News: Former French president Jacques Chirac dies

Breaking News: Former French president Jacques Chirac dies

The former president of France, Jacques Chirac has died aged 86. The ex-President who ruled his country from  1995 to 2007 died allegedly of the minor stroke he had while in office or memory loss linked to a form of Alzheimer’s disease. Mr Chirac, who enjoyed one of the longest political careers in Europe (18 years as mayor of Paris, twice prime minister and twice president) was embroiled in corruption allegations while in the office. He will be remembered as the first former president to be convicted of corruption after... ...
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PICCOLO VISITS HIS VILLAGE (PART 3)

PICCOLO VISITS HIS VILLAGE (PART 3)

Piccolo Visits his Village (Part 3) : Well, Kata kata Village elsewhere may have invited Piccolo to honor him for what his father has done for the village, but do they have other plans? From reminding Piccolo about the undeveloped land belonging to his family, to issues concerning his girlfriend, Piccolo soon realizes the “danger” ahead. How will he handle the “danger”? Find out. ...
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Searching for the justice: The ICC and war-crime indictment

Searching for the justice: The ICC and war-crime indictment

It is hardly a secret that in many African countries today, the name, ICC (International Criminal Court) is received with some degree of scepticism. One of the reasons for the negative perception amongst Africans is not unconnected with the fact that Africans top the list of individuals indicted by the ICC. The list is endless.Omar al-Bashir, Uhuru Kenyatta, Charles Taylor, Jean-Pierre Bemba, William Ruto, Charles Blé Goudé, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Laurent Gbagbo, Simone Gbagbo, Joseph Kony, Dominic Ongwen, Bosco Ntaganda, Afred Yekatom, Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, Still counting?  However, if one... ...
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ICC President visits Rwanda

ICC President visits Rwanda

The President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, on Friday 20 September 2019 concluded a two-day working visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where he participated in a capacity-building programme for the Rwandan judiciary on international criminal law as well as held bilateral meetings with officials to promote dialogue and closer relations between the ICC and Rwanda. The ICC President encouraged Rwanda to become a party to the Court’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, in order to enlarge its universality. The training session in which President Eboe-Osuji participated forms... ...
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ICC: Opening of the confirmation of charges hearing in Yekatom and Ngaïssona case

ICC: Opening of the confirmation of charges hearing in Yekatom and Ngaïssona case

Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona during the opening of the confirmation of charges hearing at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 19 September 2019 ©ICC-CPI Today, 19 September 2019, the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona opened before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Presiding Judge), Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. The hearing is scheduled until 27 September 2019. The judges will hear successively the oral submissions... ...
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Liberia: Many children die in a school fire outbreak near Monrovia

Liberia: Many children die in a school fire outbreak near Monrovia

A fire outbreak at a boarding school in a suburb of Monrovia the capital of Liberia has claimed the lives of at least 27 people, many of them children. The tragedy took place in an Islamic school in the early hours of the morning when many students were sleeping. The affected building is near the mosque of the students. Although at least 27 bodies have been recovered so far, the Police are still searching for more bodies. According to the reports, most of the victims are around 10 years old.... ...
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Afghanistan: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II authorises Prosecutor to Appeal Decision Refusing Investigation

Afghanistan: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II authorises Prosecutor to Appeal Decision Refusing Investigation

Today, 17 September 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) granted in part the request of the Prosecutor for Leave to Appeal the “Decision Pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute on the Authorisation of an Investigation into the Situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”.  Once the Prosecutor will submit her appeal, it will then be up to the Appeals Chamber to decide whether or not to confirm the Pre-Trial chamber’s decision. On 12 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II had rejected unanimously the request of the... ...
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Zambia’s 2021 polls and government’s crackdown on rival parties

Zambia’s 2021 polls and government’s crackdown on rival parties

A lot of activities are going on in Zambia ahead of 2021 polls among the aspirants eyeing various political seats. The incumbent President Edgar Lungu will automatically seek his third term in the office after Zambia’s Constitutional court last year December ruled that he is eligible to vie again. President Lungu came to power in 2015 following the demise of former President Michael Sata. He was the defence minister under Sata. He contested again in 2016 and was declared the winner in a pool many regarded as controversial. His closest... ...
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Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Confirmation of charges hearing to open on 19 September 2019

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Confirmation of charges hearing to open on 19 September 2019

On 19 September 2019 at 09:30 (The Hague local time), the confirmation of charges hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona will open before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Presiding Judge), Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala. The hearing is scheduled until 27 September 2019. The purpose of the confirmation of charges hearing is for the judges to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that the persons committed... ...
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