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ICC judges in Ongwen case visit northern Uganda

ICC judges in Ongwen case visit northern Uganda

From 3 to 9 June 2018, the judges of Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Bertram Schmitt, Presiding Judge, Judge Péter Kovács, and Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, visited the Republic of Uganda. The Chamber, which is trying the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen, visited the charged attack sites in the case. The Chamber visited Pajule, Odek, Lukodi, and Abok. At the time of the alleged attacks, IDP camps were located at each of these locations. The judges considered that this visit would be useful...
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Never Let Corruption Kill The Beautiful Game

Never Let Corruption Kill The Beautiful Game

  Corruption in sport is as old as sport itself. From the FIFA-Blatter scandal in Russia-doping, corruption in sport has many forms, faces, and dimension. It might take in the form of match-fixing by players, referees, and criminals. Or blood and urine lab officials demanding monster pay from athletes to influence results, club owners and administrators insisting on kickbacks for players’ transfers, government officials rigging bids for construction contracts. Money laundering in the form of purchase of clubs, players and image rights or sponsorship and advertising arrangements cannot be overlooked...
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World Cup: Eagles to Land Russia Monday in Naija Outfit

World Cup: Eagles to Land Russia Monday in Naija Outfit

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will end their pre-World Cup camp in Austria on Monday and leave for Russia on the same day aboard a chartered flight. They arrive in Moscow ahead of their opening Group D game against Croatia in specially designed Nigerian outfit instead of the tracksuits they had always used, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. They will face Russia on Saturday, June 16 in the start of their World Cup campaign. The Eagles entered the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf resort in Austria after their friendly match against England at the...
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Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Resigns Amidst Bribery Allegations

Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Resigns Amidst Bribery Allegations

The Ghana Football Association has announced the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of the FA. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday which reads, “After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association. “It stemmed out of the controversies generated by the investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed...
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When The Lie Detector Takes Over From The Police and Prosecutor

When The Lie Detector Takes Over From The Police and Prosecutor

We hardly can discuss problems facing Africa without first talking about endemic and tenacious corruption. Sadly, the level of corruption in Africa has become so mountainous and yet common, that sometimes, many Africans hardly lose a night’s sleep over the cankerworm, which has effectively destroyed the continent and created increasingly a precarious future for young Africans. But accepting the infectious corruption as a way of life in Africa is hardly the best way to kill the giant monster sucking the continent dead. Therefore, the recent attempt by the Kenyan government...
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Nwankwo Kanu Robbed in Russia

Nwankwo Kanu Robbed in Russia

Russian police have confirmed that former Nigeria striker Nwankwo Kanu was robbed in Russia on Sunday. The former Super Eagles captain had $11,000 stolen from his luggage when he flew into the country for the World Cup and the pre-World Cup events. State news agency TASS reports that Kanu flew in from London through Moscow and on to Kaliningrad, where Nigeria plays Croatia in its opening World Cup Group D match on June 16. When he arrived, he found the cash missing from his luggage. The Moscow Times also confirmed...
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Vote for  Mr Africa!

Vote for  Mr Africa!

Often we hear that African leaders are corrupt, incompetent, selfish, visionless…. (continue counting till the day breaks…). While we question why those clueless Africans are elected or accepted by the masses, more questions come to mind. Could it be that the African masses share some blames for the incompetence and bad leadership of their leaders? Or can one argue that some Africans perhaps exhibit some characteristics of their leaders? The same leaders they criticise? Same genes? Hum! Isn’t time to vote for MR. AFRICA? Let’s laugh a bit despite the...
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Super Eagles jersey sold out on day one

Super Eagles jersey sold out on day one

Nigeria’s much-awaited new World Cup kits were sold out literally in minutes on day one as desperate buyers filed out for the jersey. The queues seen in The UK on Friday may end debates in Lagos if the Super Eagles kits were actually as much in demand as projected by the Nigeria Football Federation. The Sun and other dailies in The UK reported that hundreds of supporters queued outside London’s Nike Town store upon its release Friday morning as they vied to be one of the lucky few to nab the jersey....
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The Torch: African Leaders And The Ramaphosa Way

The Torch: African Leaders And The Ramaphosa Way

What is your reaction to the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promise to donate half of his salary to the poor?  Read more: http://www.katakata.org/going-the-ramaphosa-way/   Related Post Nigerian Presidential Elections: The Emergence of ... South Africa and Resignation of Finance Minister: ... Sierra Leone Cancels plans for China-funded airpor... ICC Prosecutor attends 73rd Session of the UN Gene... A Good Reason to Welcome Melania Trump to Africa. Can Mo Salah Lead The EPL In Scoring Again? Are Jose Mourinho’s days numbered at Manchester Un... ICC President at the opening of...
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Agama Reincarnates

Agama Reincarnates

Recently, Agama and wife are not seeing eye to eye. Both have been fighting because Agama has become a nuisance to the family of recent. He is not laying the right foundation for his children. From vomiting in his bed to occasional urinating in his dream. All these, caused by his excessive beer drinking – a habit he has vowed not to give up, even if it means ending the marriage. After soiling the bed again, the children have sat him down and gave him an ultimatum to stop drinking...
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