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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” 

Nelson Mandela

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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A constitutional referendum will be held in The Republic of Turkey on 16 April 2017.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

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White hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. 
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" 
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Home Media Activities and Visits Embassy Activities South Africa to leave ICC for bias against African countries
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South Africa announced plans Friday to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the newspaper Daily Maverick and other media reported.

The country notified the United Nations of the move on Thursday, citing the court's perceived biases against African nations, the daily said.

The decision comes after another African nation, Burundi, this week signed legislation to become the first to withdraw from the ICC — raising concerns that states have begun to act on years of threats to leave over what they call the court's disproportionate targeting of the continent.

The notification marked the beginning of a year-long process of withdrawal, though it was not yet clear if the move would have to be approved by parliament.

Last year, South Africa refused to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC on charges of genocide and war crimes. Al-Bashir was attending an African Union summit in Johannesburg.