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Confirmation of charges hearing in Al Hassan case to open on 8 July 2019: Practical Information

Confirmation of charges hearing in Al Hassan case to open on 8 July 2019: Practical Information

The confirmation hearing in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud is scheduled to open on 8 July 2019 at 14:00 (The Hague local time) before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Pre-Trial Chamber I is composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Presiding Judge, Judge ...
AFCON 2019: Nigeria camp rumble as players protest

AFCON 2019: Nigeria camp rumble as players protest

Super Eagles players boycotted Tuesday’s pre-match conference and were also looking to boycott Tuesday evening’s training. The row could add distraction to Nigeria’s preparation for Wednesday’s match against Guinea.  The protest is over allowances. Only coach Gernot Rohr attended the statutory Tuesday’s pre-match media conference organised by the confederation of ...
African Traditional Wedding Attire

African Traditional Wedding Attire

The marriage between a man and a woman is a special celebration of the natural continuity of life in every part of Africa. African weddings are unique and joyful; a huge family affair, and an undertaking everyone participates in. It also brings families together as well as enables people to ...
Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

Child Marriage: culture, morality and future of society

When a nation turns a child into a bride, it turns its future into a hell. Irrespective of the differences in culture, language, ethnicity, religion and geographical position, child marriage has become a global problem, which is practised in different parts of the world. From Niger, Bangladesh to Iraq, child ...
Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

Women’s World Cup: Super Falcons beat Korea, ready for France

African champions Nigeria did what they needed to do by throwing all they had into the game to defeat Korea Republic 2-0 on Wednesday and earn their first three points of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the event, the Falcons set the stage for a fierce encounter with ...
Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

Anthony Joshua earns £20m for defeat, winner Andy Luiz gets £5m

Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history by beating Anthony Joshua on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style, according ...