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Judges of the ICC visit Auschwitz-Birkenau

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On 24 June 2017, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) paid their respect to the victims of the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which serves as a sombre reminder of the importance of the Court’s mandate to fight impunity for the perpetrators of such atrocities and thus contribute to their prevention. The visit to […]

Refugee Crises: A Good Lesson From Uganda

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Uganda is not one of the richest countries in Africa, talk less in the world. But it has what only a few countries in the world have. It has the benignant spirit and moral responsibilities missing, amongst legions of nations. Despite Uganda’s limited economic resources, it has demonstrated over and over again that it has […]

Zuma no-confidence vote: Court Okays Secret Ballots

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In what could be a political earthquake, which could bury President Jacob Zuma’s turbulence and controversial political career, the highest court in South Africa has ruled on Thursday that lawmakers can cast secret ballots in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma. The ruling is a devastating blow to President Zuma, who is facing several […]

Crime in Africa and the Death Penalty

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While the death penalty is abolished in the West and some other developed countries, many other countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. have in fact increased the number of executions by the death penalty. On the other hand, some African leaders have argued that criminal justice must reflect the society where […]

Is The Union Called Nigeria Coming To An End?

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If the recent political tensions in Nigeria are anything to go by, they clearly show the heterogeneity of the infamous political marriage amongst different Nigerian ethnic groups, forcefully moulded together as an entity by the colonial master, Britain for its selfish reasons. With more than 300 ethnic groups, speaking more the 500 languages, the obvious […]

Ex-Wife Of Charles Taylor Charged With Torture

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The ex-wife of Liberian former President Charles Taylor has been charged at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London with torture. The 51-year old Agnes Reeves Taylor is accused of committing the offence between 1989 and 1991 during a civil war in Liberia. Her trial is scheduled to commence on 30 June at the Old Bailey, the […]

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, visits Nigeria

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On Friday, 26 May 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Mrs. Fatou Bensouda concluded a two-day visit to Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Prosecutor Bensouda met with the Acting President of Nigeria, H.E. Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Defence, […]