Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beldin goes to Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa.

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are travelig to Egypt, Kenya, and South Africa early next month to meet with those country's leaders and represent the United States at soccer's World Cup. The White House announced the trip today. In Egypt, Beldin will meet with President Hosni Mubarak. In Kenya, they will meet with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The discussions taken place in Kenya will adress of regional stability including Sudan and Somalia.
When Bilden meets with South Africa's leader, he will also attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup as well as the U.S  men's team's first game.

Kenya will once again start suspecting and prosecuting Somali Pirates!

In Nairobi Kenya, Kenya will once again start accepting and prosecuting suspected Somali Pirates, a top Kenya Official said Wednsday. "The higher authorities of Kenya will take the cases of the Somali pirates arrested by the international warships and could decline to prosectute the pirates if they don't reach the criteria" said Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula. Wetangula spoke during a news conference after a meeting with the European Union's foreign affairs and security cheif, Catherine Ashton. Who is visiting the Region of Kenya to help press prosecutions on the Somali Pirates. Earlier in the year of 2010, Kenya had stopped persecuting Somali Pirates.

That decision left about 2 dozen Somali Pirates scooped up by the U.S and European warships and sitting in legal limbo seas. Eleven of the Somalia suspects were accused of attacking two warships and sent to the U.S and charged with privacy in the federal court of Virginia. In 2008, Kenya signed agreements with Western Countries including the U.S to prosecute Somali warships. Last month Wetangula said that Kenya was unwilling to sign the papers to keep on prosecuting Somali pirates because some countries that agreed to give Kenya financial support had not done what they promised.

Ashton (Catherine Ashton) said that she will be visiting Tanzania to hold talks with the high authorities of how to stop the fight privacy. She will also visit the island of Seychelles.

Monday, May 10, 2010

ICC prosecuter listens to those who witnessed Kenya's post poll violence in visit to slum.,0,2397717.storyThe prosecter of the ICC (Interntional Criminal Court) met on Monday, May 10 of 2010, to members of  a self help group in a Nairobi Slum that saw some of the most brutal acts commited during Kenya's 2007-2008 prostelection violence. Luis Moreno Ocampo said he visited Kenya's crime-prone Mathare to understand some of the victims of some of election violence, which killed over 1,000 people. The Mathar slum is known for its high crime rates, and the widespread comsumption of homemade alcohol.

Judges at the ICC last month authorized Moreno Ocampo to open an investigation.

"My duty's is to understand the views of the victims." Moreno Ocampo said "It was a short visit and we just saw a little group but this is the beginning. It is important for us to understand what happened to them and how they feel."

Moreno visited the Mwelu Foundation, a self-help group in Mathere that trains youth in photography, television production, and journalism with the hope that they can use these skills to break out the cycle of poverty. The students recorded some of the worst fighting during the prostelection violence, including the stoning of people and the hacking of limbs.

Moreno says he will take no more than seven months on the investigation after which he excpects to prosecute more than 5 people, only the top people who directed the street-level violence.