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Norwegian Silje and Joseph Wol Ali Mongok from South Sudan babtised their baby-boy on the 2nd of June 2013 in Oslo. The two parents were excited throughout the ceremony that brought together many invited guests.
The two, happy and very proud to be parents, held a get together party at Lilleborg Church after the babtism was done.
Acharaugo Dancing Group in Norway led by Social Educator and artist Juliet Okparaebo releases a CD. Release party held on 8th June
Dancing videos from the party are being edited and will be posted here in due course…………
- Release Concert by Acharaugo Dancing Group in Norway takes place in Oslo on the 8th of June
- Norway: Release of a new CD titled “URU NNE BARA” (Mother’s role) by Juliet Okparaebo in June
Kenya case: 93 victims now pull out of the case while accusing ICC of denying them their right to have Lawyer Njenga Mwangi to represent them
Nairobi, Kenya: 93 Post Election Violence victims registered by the International Criminal Court (ICC) have decided to withdraw from the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
They wrote a letter to The Victims and Witness office based at The Hague telling them of their decision to withdraw. In their letter they inform the office that they no longer have confidence in the process. They feel they are being taken for a ride by the prosecution. The letter reportedly is signed by The victims led by the chairman George Njoroge, a group under the banner of Amani Peace Building and Welfare Organization.
They think the prosecutor is using them as stepping-stones. The first Chief prosecutor Moreno Ocampo, they say, used them and on expiry of his contract at the ICC he got a lucrative job in the IOC - the powerful section of the Olympics drug watchdog.
Now they believe that the new Chief Prosecutor is doing the same for self-gain.
The group have accused the ICC of having not investigated their cases properly, saying they now want to live in peaceful co-existence with their neighbours. Life is back to normal now and any more problems caused by the court will not serve to bring unity in our society the group has stated.
They are saddened that the first lawyer forced on them by the ICC, Ms Sureta Chana, did not discus with the ICC what the victims had told her. Instead, she raised issues of no interest and benefit to them (the victims) when she presented the case at the ICC, they say.
“The issues that we discussed were not put forward to the court because the version that we are now hearing is different from the true position,” they said.
They are even bitter now that they have beei\n forced to accept another lawyer, not of their choice, lawyer Wilfred Nderitu. They say they do not understand why the ICC refused to grant them their wish – that they unanimously picked Nairobi Lawyer Njenga Mwangi to represent them.
They claimed that they had unanimously picked lawyer Njenga Mwangi to represent them but the court declined and picked Chana and currently Wilfred Nderitu.
The group say they have now filed their case at the High court in Kenya and will no longer participate in any trial at the ICC in the Hague. This move will complicate things for Chief Prosecutor Bensouda.
- The ICC Registry used Mafia-like methods in selecting lawyers to represent victims, says Counsel Njenga Mwangi
The British government apologises to Kenyans tortured during the struggle for independence – The MAU MAU struggle
Many Kenyans were tortured and killed during the struggle for independence.
“One on One” with Mr Elvis Nwosu, Member of Oslo City Council Parliament representing the Labour Party of Norway
Mr Nwosu who is originally from Nigeria has lived in Norway for 22 years and is actively involved in politics. Recently he was re-elected to Council. He is also the leader of the Labour Party in Søndre Nordstrand region within the Oslo City Council. Nwosu is excelling in politics despite the many challenges immigrant politicians have to face due to culture, and traditions in Norway.
The country is now going to the General elections in September to elect members to the National Parliament. The Labour party has been in power for 8 years now and the Right wing parties have ganged up in this elections with the intention to dislodge them.
Elvis speaks to African Press on his plans to change the face of the city of Oslo. He thinks the many beggars that roam Oslo streets mainly during the summer season – persons coming from Eastern European country Romania should not be allowed to engage in begging, but instead should seek normal employment.
He is also for change when it comes to prostitution that is rampant in the city. The laws that forbid prostitution which were passed some years back, according to Elvis, has helped many prostitutes to seek other avenues away from the illegal trade. Some Nigerian women who come into the country from Spain and France to engage in prostitution on a short term basis now realise that the trade is illegal and punishable by law and this is helping them to seek guidance and help from the Norwegian authorities in their efforts to quit being sex slaves. Some have their lives destroyed because they are forced into the trade by criminals who stand to gain from their prostitution.
“One on One” with Fred Makosir – Chairman Association of Kenyans in Norway
Mr Fred Makosir is the Chairman of the Association of Kenyans in Norway. Here, he speaks to API during Kenya’s Self-rule Day (Madaraka Day) celebrations held in Oslo, Norway on the 1st of June 2013.
The party was organised by the Association’s Board members. Many Kenyans and friends of Kenya attended the celebration that went on throughout the night, until the early hours of Sunday morning.
The party was a great success, thanks to the Association’s Board Members who ensured that everything ran smoothly.
Here below you can Catch up on last week’s episode, where Redi discussed Africa’s cultures of ‘magic’ and healing.
- Does President Obama’s half-brother use IRS status to fund polygamy?
- Release Concert by Acharaugo Dancing Group in Norway takes place in Oslo on the 8th of June
- “One on one” with Tone Winje, The Director of The Arts Festival of North Norway
- Radical reforms needed to reduce inequality
- Indigenous Peoples Protest Destructive Sarawak Dams, Coruption at Industry Conference in Malaysia
- Kenya: National slum upgrading and prevention policy aims to improve livelihoods
- Malaria accounts for about a third of outpatient consultations in DRC clinic
- Settling land disputes between returning refugees and their neighbours, is making significant headway
- Kenya cases: International Criminal Court Presidency decides on new composition of Trial Chamber V
- Pakistan: Doctors wanted the family to pay a bribe to get into the Intensive Care Unit – corrupt system contribute to unnecessary deaths
This is at a high school track meet in the Rift Valley of Kenya in the town of Mosoriot. February, 2013.
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Look here at the high jump facility. Imagine if the facility was of high quality?
IRIN News is proud to announce the launch of a new film, A Life on Hold, which tells the story of Qasim and his family, who for the past three years have been living in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northwestern Yemen.
Years of conflict in the region between the Houthi tribe and government forces have led to the displacement of more than 300,000 civilians, who have to cope with a decline in health and educational services. Malnutrition is common in the IDPs camps, as well as in the apartments, mosques and schools where many have found shelter.
Authorities have tried to encourage the displaced to go back to their homes, but renewed clashes in 2012 actually increased the IDP numbers in the north. Extensive damage to houses and infrastructure, continuing insecurity, fear of reprisals and the lack of livelihood opportunities and basic services all serve as deterrents to return.
AU headquarters; Ethiopia – Addis Ababa
President Kenyatta of Kenya speaking at the African Union Summit. His father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was one of the founding fathers of the Union 50 years ago.
Norway: Jo Benkow, former President of the Norwegian Parliament has died leaving behind a memorable legacy
- by KipArapKorir
The trustworthy former president of Norwegian Parliament and Conservative politician Jo Benkow is dead. – As president, he contributed to strengthening Parliament’s role and reputation. With his passing a man of honour in the public debate has been lost, say Parliament President Dag Terje Andersen.
Jo Benkow, born Josef Elias Benkowitz on the 15th of August 1924 died on the 18 May 2013. He was a writer and a focused Norwegian politician. Benkow was a strong personality in the Conservative Party of Norway. He served as the President of the Parliament from 1985 through 1993.
His first election to parliament was in 1965.
In parliament he became a leading figure, and as party leader from 1980 through 1984 and group leader of the Conservative Party in parliament between 1981 and 1985, he excelled to become the President of the Storting (Speaker) on 9 October 1985, a position he held until his retirement on 30th September 1993, after 28 years in parliament. READ MORE..
Marrying a white man to elevate status is risky: Swedish man wants his Kenyan ex-wife deported from Sweden without their baby
He insists that the baby must remain in Sweden and the baby’s Kenyan mother should be deported. He will take good care of the baby in Sweden, adding that the woman has been very cruel to him during their short-term relationship. He now blames the woman of being a gold digger who only wanted to use him to elevate her life by tricking him by getting pregnant.
A Kenyan women who left her village, and moved to theMombasa where most money-seeking women trick white men who are on holiday into sexual acts in their efforts to enrich themselves. While in Mombasa, she met a Swedish man and courtship began. On discovering she was pregnant they decided to get married. After marriage, the two moved to Sweden because the white man’s permit to stay in Kenya was no longer valid.
While in Sweden, it did not take long before their new-found relationship was cut short. They started fighting one another and their relationship has now broken down. The woman, together with the child, is now being housed at the Swedish crisis center for battered women. The man has now used his connections and wants the woman deported without the baby. READ MORE..
The Arts Festival of North Norway is an annual cultural event in Harstad lasting well over a week around Midsummer organized by a foundation of the same name. Director Tone Winje, took over leadership from Birger Carlsen in 2011.
Winje tells African Press International that this year’s festival has many ingredients and she encourages Festival lovers to turn up in large numbers and enjoy the week-long event from 22nd of June ending on the 29th. The Midsummer days is also something to experience, the time when the sun never sets down in the North.
The festival was first held in 1965 with the opening day, the 5th June. The idea for the festival came from Jan Cr. Nilsen (“Nilas”), a journalist in Harstad Tidende. On the 8th of April 1964 a number of representatives of singers and musicians in Harstad met and the idea was turned into action. The meeting took place at the Grand Hotel and an interim board was appointed. The following members of the board, besides inventors, had already important roles in many years: Leif Arne Heløe, Erling Hall Hofsø and Svein Hauan on 22, June 1964 reportedly held a constituent meeting where the foundation that guides the festival and stands to-date was agreed on.
The first festival was almost like a big northern Norwegian song and music competition on a voluntary basis. Jazz (jazz club) was a key ingredient. After a few years, a new important element in the Historical plays at Laugen on Trondenes was included.
For a number of years it was in connection with a North Norwegian Festival Symphony Orchestra, occasionally with world-renowned soloists and pianist Stephen Ash Nase. The orchestra was led by Ernst Glaser.
After a while many different elements into the event. Now the festival consists of; Concerts, Exhibitions (pictures and sculptures), Theatre, including the Historical plays (outdoor), film, Children’s Festival (1967), Festival Artists (composers, performers and (main) Exhibitors) (1985), City Festival, Seminars, Marking Districts, a program introduced in 1974 that gave a Norwegian municipality – one at a time, in the North to demonstrate their cultural qualities during the festival yearly was a success, but this has not been done since 2001 owing to new factors in the region. READ MORE…
Ruto has told the court that he is a victim of falsehood. This is not far from the truth because those who have come forward to witness against him have been promised incentives – money and high class lifestyles in Western rich countries, on condition they help the prosecution convict Deputy President Ruto. READ MORE..
The court is to decide when his trial will commence. Mr Ruto wants the trial to start in November or thereafter. His trial has been postponed and will now not take place as scheduled from the 28th of this month – May 2013. ReadMore
- Nothing to hide, Nothing to fear: Deputy President William Ruto is in the Hague (ICC) today 14th May 2013 for a Status Conference
- She injected cooking oil into her face in search of more beauty
Civil Rights Pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault joins Arise America to discuss her storied career and the events that transpired at Birmingham 50 years later.
The Party at Slurpen Hall, in the city center of Oslo was in top gear and being enjoyed by many. It, however, ended abruptly when some organised group of youth arrived to disrupt the party, forcing the organizers to seek security help to tame the situation. On police arrival, everything cooled down and party goes were requested to go home, of which everybody obeyed without any serious disagreements.
The place, Slurpen Hall, is known to house many successful parties throughout the year. READ MORE..
Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has nominated members of his cabinet. Those nominated now wait for vetting by Parliament. The Kenyatta – Ruto government will have 18 ministries including two that fall under the offices of the president and the deputy president. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be in-charge of the National Government while Deputy President William Ruto will be in-charge of the Devolved units. The two men are determined to have a lean government. The constitution allows the appointment of not less than 14 and not more tan 22 cabinet secretaries but they opted to have 18. This is avery good sign of things to come because by reducing the number to 18, they are thinking economics – the burden to the tax payer.
Here below are the nominees as cabinet secretaries:
- Fred Matiang’i (Information, Communication and Technology)
- Henry K. Rotich (The National Treasury)
- James Wainaina Macharia (Health)
- Amb Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs)
- Adan Mohammed (Industrialisation)……….. READ MORE….
Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years by the apartheid regime of South Africa. He survived the prison life. On his release, he was elected the country’s president. He ruled for one term and retired. His life history is amazing.
Now at 94 years old, he has been admitted to hospital a number of times this year. He is now back home from the hospital. He is still receiving medical attention. READ—
- by Edith Waringa
Africa In Western Media
Imagine Africa contributing AID for one of the richest countries on the planet, Norway? Freezing Cold kills, as much as hunger killing whenever a country does not take care of her people. If all you saw in the news about the western country Norway was the freezing people you would think that it is so all the year round. Just the same as alarming stories about Africa by western media. Africa is rich of resources and the story must be told objectively. This video is made by students at the university of Oslo with financial AID from the Norwegian government to send a message to the world that Africa should be covered objectively by western media.
This is a very enlightening piece of information to those interested in seeing Africa with the African eyes and in a positive way with emphasis of the good things in the continent. READ MORE…
Oslo the 26th April 2013: Tanzanian’s Celebrated UNION Day – Their ambassador to the Nordic countries attended the Occassion
The name “Tanzania” derives from the names of the two states, Tanganyika and Zanzibar, that united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
The President is Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005. The country changed its capital from Dar es Salaam in 1996, moving it to Dodoma, where the country’s parliament and some government offices are located. … READ MORE….
African Press International and Sudan Deputy Ambassador to Norway H.E. Onour Ahmed Onour discuss the political situation in his country, the insecurity within the border between South Sudan and Sudan, the insecurity and killings in Darfur, the International Criminal Court‘s indictment of President Al Bashir.. READ MORE…
African Press International: “One on One” with H.E Ambassador Bol Wek Agoth, Republic of South Sudan. He is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary based in Oslo Norway, representing his country in the Nordic Countries. The Ambassador discussing with African Press International corruption in his country South Sudan and the volatile situation in Jonglei area where 4 Kenyans, 5 Indians and three South Sudanese from the region working with the United Nations were murdered on Tuesday. Nine others were seriously injured when the UN convoy in the area was ambushed by over 200 people said to be loyal to a Morle tribe theologian-turned rebel leader David Yau Yau.
Bodies of Kenyans killed in South Sudan arrive in Kenya
The bodies of two Kenyans killed in South Sudan on Tuesday arrived in Kitale in readiness for their burial. The two were among four kenyans killed by some 200 militants who attacked a convoy of the united nations in southern sudan. The bodies were brought via road to Kitale in Trans Nzoia county even as the family called on the government to address the plight of kenyans working in other states and to beef up security for its citizens in south sudan.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has signed a historic agreement with the African Union (AU). “We hope this strategic partnership agreement will strengthen both NRC’s and the AU’s efforts towards helping displaced people in Africa”, says Toril Brekke, Acting Secretary General of Norwegian Refugee Council.
http://www.africanpress.me/ – Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Dlamini Zuma and Toril Brekke, Acting Secretary General of NRC, concluded an agreement between AU and NRC at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday 19th of April. Here they are photographed together with Commissioner of Political Affairs Dr. Aisha Abdullahi (to the left) and Hassan Khaire, Regional Director for NRC Horn of Africa (to the right). Photo: Erik Abild, NRC
“We are very pleased to enter into this strategic partnership with the AU. This enables us to increase our activities in conflict-affected areas in Africa and to distribute humanitarian aid even more effectively”, says Brekke…….READ MORE….
The residents of Bondo District of Siaya County have been told to educate girl child just like the boy child to enable them have a bright future.
Surveys done by API on girl child education shows that most of the girls are not given ample times to study as compared to boys thereby making their life miserable. . READ MORE….
One on One with Ambassador Beryl Sisulu discussing Female Genital Mutilation
One on One with American Mr Ward Wilson who is working for abolishment of Nuclear weapons while on a visit to Oslo
He warns of the danger it poses to the world. In this brief interview, he tells our viewers of the need to have leaders whose countries have the weapons to understand the dangers and be participants in making the world a much safer place to live in. He has written a book funded by the Norwegian government where he discusses the dangers of having nuclear weapons. His book titled “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons” is very comprehensive. He plans to publish one more book in the very near future, also funded by the Norwegians.
Ezinne Okparaebo has been the Norwegian 100 and 200 meters champion since 2005 to this day.
This is a man who has tried on and on to get to top as the president of the Republic of Kenya. He never reached the top. There is no way he can ascend to power again after the failure to be elected president this year. The next elections will come when he is 73 years old.
Raila Odinga’s thirst for power saw him struggle many times to be elected Kenya’s president. He tried to get the presidency 3 times but failed. During the recent inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta who defeated him in the presidential elections, Raila chose to be absent. Instead, he flew to South Africa two days before inauguration of Uhuru to nurse the wounds of losing the elections.
President Uhuru Kenyatta‘s inauguration speech
SPEECH BY H.E. HON. UHURU KENYATTA,C.G.H., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING HIS INAUGURATION AND SWEARING-IN CEREMONY ON TUESDAY, 9 TH APRIL 2013AT THE MOI INTERNATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX, NAIROBI.
On behalf of the Kenyan people, I welcome all of you to Kenya. Karibuni Sana!
Let me also acknowledge with gratitude and respect the distinguished service of my predecessors.
Wiliam Ruto’s day with the people of Kenya
Check out this article published August last year 2012 and see what is happening with the said cases now:
After the announcement by the Supreme Court that Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the Presidential elections over Raila Odinga, those who lost were very saddened.
Raila Odinga has not conceded defeat. Listen to the video and make your own judgement.
While congratulating Uhuru, without conceding, he also decided not to congratulate deputy president William Ruto.
The notoriously amorous Kisumu based Asian business magnate,was ultimately caught red handed in a man’s house having “good time” with an African woman wife and beaten close to death, by the husband, in one of the estates bordering Moi stadium.
It all started when the youthful husband, who too, is of an African descent and a renowned businessman in the lakeside city, started receiving scanty information late last year over the illicit affair and consequently mounted a well oiled intelligence network, to bust and nab the newfound lovebirds. READ MORE…
May her soul rest in peace. And may justice be done in the courts of law, after getting the killer to answer rape and murder charges. It is the wish and a right of every parent who loses a beloved child that justice must be done. Norwegian Martine Vik Magnussen who was studying in London was lured into a trap, raped and murdered. The British police have a suspect in the name of Farouk Abdulhak, who is a Yemeni national. He is tied to the murder as the only suspect because he was the last person seen with Martine as they both left a night club in London on the 14th of March 2008, the same day she died. Farouk reportedly escaped to Yemen the same day Martine was murdered and has since refused to return to London where he was schooling. The family led by Odd Petter Magnussen is working hard to ensure that their daughter gets the justice she deserves.
All parents should pray for this case so that the guilty may soon face the law.
- The Search for Justice: Martine Vik Magnussen did not have to meet a cruel death in the hands of a monster killer!
- Norway: Former Norwegian Prime Minister Bondevik on Kenya politics and Martine Magnussen’s case
Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik is the former Norwegian Prime Minister who is presently the President of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. His center has been working closely with Kenya political parties before the just concluded General elections. Here he talks about the disputed results after the 4th March elections whereby Raila Odinga has refused to concede defeat by Uhuru Kenyatta. The case is being dealt with by the Supreme Court who will determine the way forward by the 30th of this month March 2013.
Bondevik talks also about the case of Norwegian young lady the late Martine Vik Magnussen who was murdered in London while undergoing her studies there. The British police say the suspect is a Yemeni man Farouk Abdulhak who was the last man seen with her the day she died. The suspect is holed up in his country after escaping the capture by the British police.
The Search for Justice: Martine Vik Magnussen did not have to meet a cruel death in the hands of a monster killer!
Joining hands for Martine’s sake – the search for justice and the thirst for the truth to know what happened that fateful day in her London flat. The late Martine was a charm and a good-hearted young lady. She deserves justice. Yemeni authorities must act in order to redeem their reputation of being unnecessarily influenced by wealthy individuals whose actions are the extension of promoting injustice.
Watch the video and listen to Mr Magnussen’s loss after his beloved daughter Martine was murdered in London: This video may be shared – permission granted.
Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen who was only 23 years old when she met her death in the cruel hands of a rapist and monster killer. The incident took place on the 14th of March 2008. years. READ MORE..
African Press International: Social Educator and artist Juliet Okparaebo to launch her CD in Oslo. She will launch her CD in Oslo in June this year 2013. On this slides roll she shows to our viewers a ready CD waiting to hit the road. During the discussions with Juliet, here seated in her family home looking forward to the launcing date. is her daughter Ezinne Okparaebo who is 200 and 100 meters Norwegian champion since 2005 to this day and onwards hopefully…….
Acharaugo Dancing Group” (ADGIN) Historical Background: Their musical genre is basically cultural/folklore. The music can be danced by both males and females, but “Acharaugo Dancing Group” (ADGIN) is made up of some of the Nigerian women living in Norway and membership is open to women of 18 years old and above. ADGIN officially became registered in Norway in 2012, but prior to its registration, the founder and leader (performing artiste), Juliet Okparaebo began her musical career since 2002.
LISTEN TO HER LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
The formation of ADGIN was in response to the vigorous campaign by various bodies—governmental and organizations for integration. READ MORE–
The Mfangano Island residents in Homabay County, Nyanza Region have been urged to use treated water to curb the rampant waterborne diseases in the area. According to health statistics in Suba district, there have been many cases of cholera, bilharzias, diarrhea, dysentery, amoeba and typhoid among others that has claimed many lives in the region. Read more…
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 1
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 2:
African Press International: Bill Gates and Prime Minister Stoltenberg. Part 3:
Redefining the Art Hotel - READ MORE—–
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize this year 2012 for creating a peaceful atmosphere among the Nations of Europe.
“ONE on ONE” with Mr Bondevik, President – The Oslo Center
Kjell Magne Bondevik -President Oslo peace center
Susanne Øvergaard, a Norwegian, is a homosexual and lesbian rights defender in Norway. She is the head of an organization called Skeiv Verden that supports and works for homosexual and lesbian rights, mainly assisting those from minority groups living in the country. “Read more—
ENSLAVING YOUNG GIRLS:
Young girls suffer in the hands of young men called morans.
The beading should be criminalised, As I listened to the story being narrated, I couldn’t stop shedding tears in sympathy with the young innocent girls.
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