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The International Criminal Court Wants to Investigate Situation in the Afghanistan, USA Roles. 

Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), Fatou Bensouda, requested authorisation from the Court’s Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (“Afghanistan”). The Situation in Afghanistan has been under preliminary examination by the Office of the Prosecutor since 2006.  After a comprehensive and careful scrutiny of the information available to the Office, applying…

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BREAKING NEWS: President Robert Mugabe Dismissed as Leader of Ruling Party, Grace Mugabe Expelled from the Party.

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been dismissed as the leader of the ruling ZANU – PF party. Moreover, his powerful and influential wife Grace Mugabe has been expelled from the party altogether. President Mugabe has been given a deadline until Monday to resign as the President of Zimbabwe or face an impeachment. Following the dismissal of his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago from his position based on watery allegations, President Robert Mugabe effectively wrote his…

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INTRODUCING “THE TORCH”

Welcome to The Torch, which tries to beam light on those hidden African socio-political problems. With The Torch, Kata Kata creates awareness of the social issues confronting Africa. Do come on board! That corruption in Africa is endemic is more or less second-hand news, but who aids African leaders to perpetuate their corrupt practices? Often Africa’s corruption/mismanagement is condemned by the West; but where do African leaders hide their stolen money? What are the Western countries doing to eradicate…

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The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture to assist the ICC in the monitoring of the conditions of sentenced persons

The International Criminal Court and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture have concluded an agreement by exchange of letters of 2 November 2017 and 9 November 2017 for the monitoring of conditions of detention of persons sentenced by the Court. Pursuant to the exchange of letters, States Parties which conclude bilateral agreements with the Court on enforcement of sentences, and which are also parties to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading…

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Nigeria: I’m free to have romantic relationship with female police officers – Inspector General of Police insists

Call it an April fools’ joke, madness, misinterpretation of the law, limited knowledge of the law, lawlessness or whatever, Nigeria still occupies an enviable position in the Guinness book of records. And from the look of things, no country seems to have the guts, law, ability, capability and potential leaders to challenge this Nigeria’s unmatchable status. Yesterday the Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, mimicked no words in stating clearly and categorically that there is no law in the…

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Zimbabwe: Power Struggle, Dictatorship or Anarchy?

Is the power struggle in Zimbabwe dragging the country into a dictatorship or irredeemable anarchy? This is the question in the minds of many as the power rivalry within the ruling Zanu-PF party and political chess game to succeed President Robert Mugabe head into a dangerous dimension in Zimbabwe. Yesterday, four people have been dragged to court in Zimbabwe for allegedly booing First Lady Grace Mugabe. The accused persons are facing charges of undermining the president’s authority. The four…

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BREAKING NEWS: ICC judges authorise opening of an investigation regarding Burundi situation

  Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), composed of Judges Chang-ho Chung (Presiding Judge), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Raul C. Pangalangan, issued a public redacted version of its decision authorising the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court allegedly committed in Burundi or by nationals of Burundi outside Burundi since 26 April 2015 until 26 October 2017. The Prosecutor is authorised to extend her investigation to crimes which were…

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Corruption in Africa and the Western Hypocrisy

To many in the Western world, Africa is synonymous with chronic corruption, insatiable greed, woeful economic mismanagement, endless war, gross inefficiency….(are you still counting?). But hardly does one talk about the brutal faceless hypocrisy of the West. Nor does the double standard acts of the Western world is mentioned in relation to the corruption of the African leaders. Sometime last year, David Cameron, the former British Prime Minister was caught on the video describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically…

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Poverty in Africa

How is it possible that Africa, which is blessed with daily sunshine, frequent rainfall, abundant fertile land and incredibly hard working people still live in an unacceptable poverty? Although provocative it may sound, but as an African living in Europe, I’ve always been confronted with the same question. The more I think of the answer to the question, the more worried – and sometimes, angry – I am. This is a subject that is very dear to my heart…

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Kenya’s Election Logjam: Judicial Independence, Security and Intimidation

The Chief Justice of Kenya David Maraga has accused the country’s Police of not providing security for the judiciary in the face of recent election tension in the country. The accusation was made, following the decision of the Supreme court of Kenya to nullify the August held the Presidential election, which the court declared null and void due to alleged charges “illegalities and irregularities” against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The court ordered a fresh re-election within…

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Free Secondary School Education in Ghana as President Nana Akufo -Addo Fulfils Election Promise

In honouring one of his core election promises, the newly elected president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a new programme of free secondary school education in the country. The aim of the programme is to drastically reduce the number of school dropouts amongst children ““ especially amongst those with poor parents, who cannot afford the high costs of education. Presently, Primary school education is free in Ghana; with the new programme, it is expected that 400,000 new students…

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