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Thursday 23 October  
Fatou Bensouda in 2012
Fatou Bensouda in 2012
The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Fatou Bensouda and the Uncle Tom syndrome

The ICC has garnered a bad rap in Africa, and it should do something about that, says our blogger Sunny Ntayomba.   On October 8, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appeared before the International
Abidjan or The Hague?
Abidjan or The Hague?
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Abidjan or The Hague?

Simone Gbagbo, the wife of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is on trial in her home country. She is charged not only with acts prejudicial to the security of the state, but also with
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Article: A life of gambling: Sports betting in Uganda

They say life is always a gamble, but can you make a living out of gambling?  Many young people have taken up sports betting in Kampala, Uganda.

Video: My Song: N'kash the fearless albino rapper

For many people living with albinism the situation in some parts of Africa is far from perfect. In Tanzania, for example, albinos have been killed and their body parts used for religious practices.

Article: Kenyatta's massive ICC entourage

Today is a crucial day for the trial against Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, at the International Criminal Court.

Article: So what if President Uhuru goes to The Hague!

Yesterday, the ICC ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta should attend, in person, the status conference on 8 October 2014 to discuss pending requests about his case.


Ghanaian footballers have a bad reputation internationally because they asked the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to pay them bonuses before agreeing to play.

Article: Ugandan government labels youth unemployment campaigners as ‘terrorists’

Doreen Nyanjura (25), a former Makerere University student, initiated a campaign to register the unemployed youth of Uganda.

Video: My Song: Facing the roaring lion

Yves Nzeyimana Kana, lead singer of Afro-rock band Trezzor from Rwanda, always dreamt of becoming a musician. However his father objected as he found education more important than music.

Article: World Animal Day

Today is World Animal Day, like every year. World Animal Day was started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species.

Article: Pregnant Ugandan student cries foul over suspension

Several female students from a university in Uganda are crying foul after they were suspended for conceiving from Uganda Christian University (UCU) in the city of Mukono earlier this year.

Article: Who owns Kenya?

The 2010 constitution prevents foreigners from owning land in Kenya, but as Kenyans have come to find out, implementing these provisions is complicated by the ambiguous nature of the law and deliberate moves by the landed class to frustrate