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Reflections From The South: African Union Versus The International Criminal Court – Fight Against Injustice And Impunity

The challenges and impact of armed conflict in many parts of the African continent and the common objectives between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the fight against genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression are the main reasons for the initial favorable response to the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court by many African states. Decisions by African leaders in the AU in response to the International Criminal Court have created unnecessary tension between the UN and the African Union …

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Creating African Dynasties

The political culture of dynasties is very much alive in Africa even where there are no kingdoms.

In Uganda the opposition has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his eldest son Lieutenant Colonel Kaneirugaba Muhoozi, 36, to succeed him.

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Voices Without Place

There is no democracy without proper representation. The main goal of any participatory democracy is not to enforce a rule of majority, nor allow for an excessive power of any minority but to establish and protect the rights of all citizens. That goal is also a key element in effective poverty fighting, achieving sustainable development and championing social justice. Proper channels for participating in governance must exist to reflect each public voice and allow for proper balancing of the democratic debate.

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Media day aboard Spanish war ship MV CANARIAS in the Mombasa Port

Piracy off the Somali coast has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century. Piracy has contributed to an increase in shipping costs and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments. Since 2005, many international organizations, including the International Maritime Organization and the World Food Programme (WFP), have expressed concern over the rise in acts of piracy.

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A Tale of Different Reactions from the International Community in Africa

The current crisis in the disputed presidential election results in the Ivory Coast has brought unprecedented attention to the country as the International Community mobilizes to resolve the crisis. The level of attention and unified front presented by the international community towards the Ivory Coast political crisis is impressive. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, France, United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union are all aligned in condemning the outgoing Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and demanding that he leaves the presidency to his opponent and alleged winner of the November elections, Alassane Ouattara.

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Kenya’s Top Six Violence Perpetrators Named by ICC Prosecutor Ocampo Moreno

The international Chief prosecutor based in The Hague has issued in a press briefing from Netherlands the names of six prominent people behind the post poll violence that rocked Kenya in 2007. They include Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, currently Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance; former Higher education minister William Ruto; Henry Kiprono Kosgey, currently minister of Industrialization; Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet and Chairman of the National Security Advisory Committee; Mohamed Hussein Ali, currently Chief Executive of the Postal Corporation of Kenya; and Joshua Arap Sang, currently Head of Operations, KASS FM.

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Kenyan Foreign Minister Resigns Over Fraud

Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetangula stepped aside on Wednesday to pave way for investigations into the 13.9 million U.S. dollars fraud that involved the buying of an embassy land in the Japanese capital Tokyo. The minister’s decision comes barely two hours after President Mwai Kibaki accepted the resignation of Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi.

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KNCHR urge Release of Kenyans Arrested in Uganda.

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has continued for calls to the Ugandan authorities to release the Kenyans rendition to Uganda over the July 11th bombings.

”The Uganda police cells are in poor conditions, those Kenyans imprisoned there are being given a single meal per day” Wakafuzi was quoted as saying.