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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 the ICC in an uncomfortable spotlight as well as questioned the true meaning of justice. According to the lawyers of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the International Criminal Court must compensate their client for what they called his “unlawful detention,” legal fees as...
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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 157 passengers on board), are there enough reasons to question the safety of the new model aircraft, Boeing 737 Max8? Having in mind that the two crashed planes were still a brand new model, could the crashes be attributed to...
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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 pia ushudia bibiye meno yakingooka. (Swahili) La vieille dame veille a l’enfant grandit ses dents, et l’enfant a son tour veille a cette derniere perd les siennes. (French) The above proverb is typical of the Akan tribe of Ghana, who...
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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 feared that there are casualties. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has sent his deepest condolences to the affected families via his official Twitter: “The office of the PM, on behalf of the government and people of Ethiopia, would...
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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 violent treatment of women and in some cases, being killed for not living up to that patriarchal sex-role stereotype and expectations, can indeed be a nightmare no sane woman would aspire for. Ironically, the situation can be increasingly terrible, especially,...
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ICC:President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute

ICC:President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute

President of the Assembly of States Parties welcomes Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, Mr. O-Gon Kwon, today welcomed the deposit by Malaysia, on 4 March 2019, of its instrument of accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). President Kwon stated: “On behalf of the Assembly I wholeheartedly welcome Malaysia to the Rome Statute family and I congratulate the government and the people of Malaysia for this important step in combating international crimes in order to promote...
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Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210 star dies aged 52

Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210 star dies aged 52

Actor Luke Perry of the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. According to the statement from the representative of the deceased, the 52-year old star was rushed to a hospital in Burbank, California, on Wednesday last week as a result of a stroke he suffered at his home in Sherman Oaks, on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Following his admission in the hospital, Luke Perry’s fellow actors, some of them had starred with him on Beverly Hills, 90210, where...
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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, whose name was not mentioned, on 22 February. The verdict, which took place in a civilian court is very significant because until now, most rape cases in Puntland had been settled, amongst the families of the victim and accused, with...
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Real Madrid team B sacks manager, appoints Raul Gonzalez following comments

Real Madrid team B sacks manager, appoints Raul Gonzalez following comments

Real Madrid team B has sacked its manager, Alvaro Benito, following his negative comments on radio and television about some members of the club’s team A players. The comments were in response to the team the 3- 0 defeat of Real Madrid by their arch-rival FC Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg on Wednesday Alvaro Benito, who equally serves as a football pundit on many broadcast stations in Madrid city reportedly criticised the formation of the squad against Barcelona after the El-classico game, and allegedly said:  “Vinicius...
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Nigeria coach slams Cameroon, debunks match-fixing allegation

Nigeria coach slams Cameroon, debunks match-fixing allegation

Nigeria’s Men’s Basketball team coach, Alex Nwora has come down hard on Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET) over the match-fixing allegation levied against D’Tigers, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. FECABASKET officials had alleged that D’Tigers wilfully lost to Cote d’Ivoire to aide their qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He said such careless statement borne out of frustration and which is capable of bringing the sport into disrepute should not be taken lightly by FIBA. Nwora blasted Cameroon insisting they embarked on a self-destruct mission during the qualifiers which ultimately cost them a...
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