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P7 CANDIDATES: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS.

P7 CANDIDATES: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS.

We (the Kata Kata African Cartoons team in Europe and Africa and our youth ambassador in Africa Liam Katabira) wish all P7 candidates of 2019 (Uganda) success in their upcoming exams. May all your efforts be crowned with success so that you become the great leaders of tomorrow. Kata Kata stands solidly behind you! More about Kata Kata: www.katakata.org ...
Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Ghana’s government has said it will, under no circumstance, give in to pressure from the international lobbies, calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the West African country. Parliament speaker Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye on Wednesday asked Ghanaians to evade Western cultures imposed on them, saying legalizing same-sex marriage is “corruption of public morals. Prof. Oquaye was speaking during Speaker’s Prayer Breakfast in Parliament that brought together legislators, National Coalition for Proper Human Rights and Family Values, an advocacy group and civil society organisations. The main objective of the meeting... ...
ICC to deliver sentence in Ntaganda case on 7 November  2019

ICC to deliver sentence in Ntaganda case on 7 November 2019

On 7 November 2019 at 10:00 (The Hague local time), the Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), will deliver its decision on sentencing in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda pursuant to article 76 of the Rome Statute. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Presiding Judge, Judge Kuniko Ozaki and Judge Chang-ho Chung will deliver its decision in open court in Courtroom 1. On 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, of 18 counts... ...
Frustrated Zimbabweans fleeing fragile economy

Frustrated Zimbabweans fleeing fragile economy

Thousands of Zimbabweans have been reported leaving the country to escape the crisis-ridden economy that is stinging the South African country, according to reports from Anadolu Agency, an international news agency headquartered in Turkey. Until now, more than 460,000 people have fled the country to look for greener pastures with their destinations being South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Mozambique. Deteriorating Zimbabwe’s economy is characterized by one of the worst annual inflations in the world. In a report released by the International Monetary Fund in August, the country’s inflation hit... ...
PlatAfrica announces 2019 winners

PlatAfrica announces 2019 winners

PlatAfrica on Wednesday night unveiled the 2019 winners in jewellery design and manufacturing competition in South Africa. Winners both professional and student categories were crowned in a beautiful ceremony graced by experts in the platinum industry. The competition held yearly provides a platform to the upcoming and established South African jewellery designers to display their creativity in platinum. It is sponsored by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in partnership with Platinum Guild International India and Metal concentrators (South African industry). “Over the past 20 years, the PlatAfrica awards have enabled hundreds... ...
Kais Saied sworn in as new Tunisian President

Kais Saied sworn in as new Tunisian President

Former Tunisian law professor Kais Saied on Wednesday took an oath of office as the North African country 8th President after a landslide victory in the presidential run-off held on October 13. He trounced his opponent media mogul Nabil Karoui. The ceremony, which took place in the country’s parliament, was witnessed by members of parliaments and some of the top officials. In his speech, Saied vowed to fight corruption and terrorism and protect freedoms. He garnered 2.7 million votes equivalent to 72.71 per cent of total cast votes against 1... ...
Kids’ Corner: The Art Man

Kids’ Corner: The Art Man

Hinese lived in a village called Kigoma. He was 20 years old. He sat every evening on top of the hill of Kigoma to see the sun going to sleep, the dancing trees, and the grass. The sun looked so beautiful in the eyes of Hinese. The sun was yellow, the grass was green and the trees were both brown and green. The grass and the wood on the hill always grew tall and the villagers would cut it to make brooms and many more nice art items. They would... ...
Mozambique: President Nyusi is set to be declared winner amidst opposition protests

Mozambique: President Nyusi is set to be declared winner amidst opposition protests

Mozambicans went to the poll on October 15 to elect President, governors and Members of Parliament, in elections many expected to bring a new beginning for the South East African country, which has been marred with political chaos for decades. Preliminary results from the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE) show that the incumbent Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique ruling party, the Mozambique Liberation Front known as FRELIMO is leading with 75 per cent of the votes against the main opposition candidate Ossufo Momade of Mozambican... ...
A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (Nandi, Kenya)

A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (Nandi, Kenya)

Mabarei kuinetab teta moitanyi. (Nandi) Pembe ya ng’ombe haiui ndama wake. (Swahili) La corne d’une vache ne tue pas son veau. (French) A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (English) This proverb from the Nandi community, which is part of the Kalenjin ethnic group in Kenya, emphasizes the importance of discipline, responsibility and punishing of children when they have done something wrong. Such strict measures aim to ensure that children are trained to grow up responsibly, to enable them to become suitable leaders of tomorrow. To the Nandi community,... ...
Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies aged 68

Veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings dies aged 68

Veteran US Democratic congressman and chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings has died at the age of 68. Mr Cummings, who was much involved with the Trump impeachment inquiry, died of “longstanding health challenges,” according to his office.   The prominent congressman from Maryland had some health challenges in recent years, including heart problems, for which he had received some treatments. His role as chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, put him several times in confrontations with the Trump administration in the course of... ...