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Abd-Al-Rahman case: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms charges and commits suspect to trial

Abd-Al-Rahman case: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms charges and commits suspect to trial

Today, 9 July 2021, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) unanimously, issued a decision confirming all the charges brought by the Prosecutor against Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman (“Ali Kushayb”) and committed him to trial before a Trial Chamber.  Pre-Trial Chamber II, composed of Judge Rosario ...
Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew.

Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew.

  Cuisine:   Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew. Country: Nigeria       Ingredients (for 4 people): 400g Basmati rice, 300g black-eyed beans, 500g beef,  600g potatoes, 1kg tomatoes, two onions, five tablespoons olive oil, one pepper, garlic, water, salt, bouillon.   Preparation time: 20 minutes ...
Ivory Coast: The office of Prime Minister and the abysmal omen

Ivory Coast: The office of Prime Minister and the abysmal omen

Ordinarily, the prime minister’s office in many countries is powerful; it is a position everyone would dream of and do everything to occupy. Sure, the second in command, after the President. Ask Kamala Harris and the likes; they would wholeheartedly tell you it is a political position some would rather ...
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

The Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have divorced after 27 years of marriage. In a Twitter message, the couple announced they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple.” “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have ...
Proverb of the week: “Hot water does not burn down the house.” (English)

Proverb of the week: “Hot water does not burn down the house.” (English)

Hot water does not burn down the house (English) Maji ya moto hayachomi nyumba (Swahili / Eastern and Central Africa) This African proverb is very common amongst the Sukuma and Ngoreme tribes of Tanzania and the Kuria people in Kenya and Tanzania. Primarily, they use the saying to encourage a husband and ...
Ivory Coast: The Right Time To Do the Right Thing

Ivory Coast: The Right Time To Do the Right Thing

Personally, the thought of the West African country Ivory Coast invokes conflicting images of nostalgia, quintessence, lawlessness, precariousness and uncertainty. There was once a country. Peaceful, self-reliant and economic giant a nation its citizens dreamt about. Not anymore. Greed, power drunkenness, nepotism, disregard for the rule of law, insensitive to ...