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Constancia at the Court new

Arusha, 1 June 2020: Opening the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Court today, the Judges of the Court paid special homage to Ms. Constancia Pius Ishebabi, Receptionist of the Court, who passed away on 24 May 2020.

 DR ENO PIX CONSTAShe died after a short illness while receiving treatment at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania.

Ms. Ishebabi, who hails from Tanzania, had been a staff member of the Court since October 2008. Her
passing is a great loss to the Court and the African Union as a whole, and she will be greatly missed.

Speaking at the opening of the Session, the President of the Court, Hon. Justice Sylvain Ore said of the late colleague that “Given her position, she was the voice and window of the Court… I want to express my gratitude to her contribution in the development of our institution... I would also like to say how we will miss her. It is hard to imagine what life will be like here [in Arusha] without her, as she was so much part of our daily life. We pay tribute to her, a tribute that we will have the opportunity to express in a Condolence Book that will be opened throughout the session”.
Prior to the start of the session, the Registrar of the Court, Dr. Robert Eno, accompanied by senior management staff, led the signing of the Condolence book.

On behalf of the African Union family, the African Court conveys its condolences to the family of the late Constancia.
Pix caption: The Registrar Dr Robert Eno signs the Condolence Book at Seat of the Court in Arusha, Tanzania.
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