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President Alassane Ouattara and the Controversial third-term agenda: A Recipe For Mayhem and Dichotomy

President Alassane Ouattara and the Controversial third-term agenda: A Recipe For Mayhem and Dichotomy

For those who have been following the political metamorphosis and the shenanigans in Ivory Coast, the latest news from the country is hardly the fact that the country’s President Alassane Ouattara has announced he will run for President again in October, despite having concluded his two terms as president – ...
Zimbabwe: Tensions Intensify as Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Clash.

Zimbabwe: Tensions Intensify as Mnangagwa, Chiwenga Clash.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga have clashed on Wednesday in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front  (Zanu-PF) Politburo meeting, where other party members were in attendance. The factional intrigue between Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, once friends, has seriously exposed the crack in their relationship as well as high ...
USA: The death of civil rights icon John Lewis and hopes for America

USA: The death of civil rights icon John Lewis and hopes for America

John Lewis the USA US civil rights icon John Lewis died on July 17, 2020, of pancreatic cancer, aged 80 years old. He had been since 1987 the U.S. Democratic Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving his 17th term in the House. Mr Lewis was one of the fearless ...
Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Trial to open on 9 February 2021

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: Trial to open on 9 February 2021

On 16 July 2020, Trial Chamber V of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled the opening of the trial in the case of The Prosecutor v. The Prosecutor v. Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona for 9 February 2021.  This date was set by the Chamber after considering the respective submissions by ...
Al Hassan trial: Chief Prosecutor’s Opening Statement.

Al Hassan trial: Chief Prosecutor’s Opening Statement.

Mr President, Your Honours, Ansar Dine and AQIM are still active in Mali and the Timbuktu region. They pose a grave danger to the safety of witnesses and victims. I shall therefore not go into specific detail here: you have them in the confidential version of the Trial Brief and ...
Al Hassan trial opens at the International Criminal Court

Al Hassan trial opens at the International Criminal Court

On 14 July 2020, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud opened before Trial Chamber X of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Timbuktu (Mali). Trial Chamber X is composed of ...