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Africa: Risky insurance coverage against prosecution

Africa: Risky insurance coverage against prosecution

Looking at the African society and its social-political gridlock, some have classified the continent as arguably very unique and interesting. Yes, unique and interesting, in the sense that either most African leaders are too nimble-witted that they can easily indoctrinate, brainwash or proselytize an average African or the leaders’ voracious greed effectively blocks their thinking faculty. Whatever the case may be, the one undeniable fact is that the last item that seems to occupy the priority list of most African leaders is the word responsibility. When responsibility is a mirage... ...
Omar al-Bashir : “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred in their bones”

Omar al-Bashir : “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred in their bones”

  If there is one thing about history, it is the fact that often the evil acts of human beings are more easily remembered than their good deeds. Secondly, human beings have repeatedly failed to learn from history or use it as a mirror of correction, despite this obvious reality that human’s bad deeds are often judged harshly by history. How true is this in Mark Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare Julius Caesar? A lot. Even though William Shakespeare wrote his classic play in 1599 the plot of the masterpiece,... ...
Conclusion of preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew

Conclusion of preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew

Statement: 20 December 2019 Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction Audio and video ·      You Tube (for viewing) ·      Vidéo (MPEG-4) for download ·      Audio (MPEG-3) for download Today, I announce that following a thorough, independent and objective assessment of all reliable information available to my Office, the preliminary examination into the Situation in Palestine has concluded with the determination that all the statutory criteria under... ...
Right or Wrong: Searching for the truth

Right or Wrong: Searching for the truth

Meaning is individual. What is right or wrong depends on the speaker and the opinion itself is influenced by the world-view, background, education, group membership, belief, ideologies and other “makeups” of the speaker. Hum. Getting complicated, some would say. So how would one know what is right or wrong? Perhaps, that complexity or multiplicity of meaning explains the war or words going on between the US ambassador to Zambia and President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.  Well, at the end of the day, it might well be less about who is... ...
ICC: Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

ICC: Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

Mr President, I thank you for this opportunity to present my Office’s thirtieth report on the Darfur situation, pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, In June, when I last briefed this Council, I emphasised that recent events in Sudan presented a unique opportunity to ensure that the suspects against whom warrants of arrest have been issued by the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) in the Darfur situation finally face justice in a court of law. I urged the authorities in Sudan and this Council to seize... ...
Obesity: What you should know about the chronic disease

Obesity: What you should know about the chronic disease

Fats play significant roles within our bodies, ranging from supply of energy, shock absorption to body protection. However, not all types of fats are good for your health. Medical experts have proposed the use of healthy fats over unhealthy ones or unsaturated over-saturated. Excess fats are linked to poor health because they are associated with weight gain. When an individual gains too much weight, they are susceptible to obesity, which makes health vulnerable. Obesity definition and measurement Obesity is defined as having excess body fat (World Health Organization). It is... ...
Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

Court: Sierra Leone government must allow pregnant girls to attend school

In a landmark ruling that could have repercussions on one of the problems facing Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court on Thursday instructed the government of Sierra Leone to allow pregnant girls to attend school. Furthermore, the Sierra Leonean government must abolish a part-time school arrangement for pregnant schoolgirls, according to the court ruling. Following an increase in teenage pregnancy rates, after many schools were closed during the Ebola tragedy in 2015, the government of Sierra Leone prohibited pregnant girls from... ...
Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: ICC confirms part of the charges, commits suspects to trial

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: ICC confirms part of the charges, commits suspects to trial

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber. In view of ensuring protection of victims and witnesses, the decision is confidential and a redacted version of it will be published in due course. Pre-Trial Chamber II, composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Presiding Judge), Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge... ...
Russia banned for four years, misses 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

Russia banned for four years, misses 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events. The ban followed the agency’s investigation into the alleged state-sponsored doping scandal. The unanimous decision of the WADA was made in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the ban in place, Russia’s flag and anthem will be equally banned at major sports events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup football competition in Qatar. However, Russia will be allowed to participate in the upcoming Euro 2020, which is hosted in ... ...
Boxing: Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz Jr, regains 4 titles and earns $60m

Boxing: Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz Jr, regains 4 titles and earns $60m

Six months after suffering a devastating defeat that sent shock waves in the boxing world, Anthony Joshua had the chance to redeem his lost glory against Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday 7 December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua did so convincingly in a 12 round fight – albeit without the kind of explosive shots many had anticipated. It was a day many boxing enthusiasts had been eagerly waiting for. The pivotal rematch, which ended in 12 rounds without an anticipated knockout, gave the Nigerian-born British former World heavyweight champion... ...