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36 AFRICA Friday 27 April 2018 NEW ERA Two E.Guinea ‘coup suspects’ arrested in C.Africa Bangui, Central African Republic, Two men suspected of being involved in a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea have been arrested in Bangui, the Central African Republic government said Wednesday. CAR justice minister Flavien Mbata told AFP that “investigations continue” following the detention last week of Feissal Mandjo and Issaka Ousmane, who Malabo say were part of a plot it foiled. Mandjo is suspected of having been in contact with Ahmed Yalo, believed by Malabo to be the mastermind of the operation. He is the brother of Sani Yalo, an ally of CAR President Faustin- Archange Touadera. The CAR judiciary is also probing an alleged suspicious money transfer from an account in France to the Central African Air Traffic Bureau (BARC) in Bangui, whose Board of Directors chairman is Sani Yalo. The investigation is being conducted alongside Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea as part of the judicial cooperation of member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC). More than 70 people, including 16 CAR nationals, were arrested across the region, according to a judicial source. In early January, Malabo announced that it had foiled a “coup d’etat” following the arrest of some 30 foreign armed men from Chad, CAR and Sudan on the borders between Guinea, Cameroon and Gabon. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, 75, has ruled Equatorial Guinea with an iron fist since 1979, making him the world’s longestserving president. The country is awash with oil but mired in poverty and a reputation for corruption. - Nampa / AFP

Friday 27 April 2018 NEW ERA WORLD 37 Five migrants die off Morocco Madrid - Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing 54 others, while bad weather was hindering a search for another two boats with dozens aboard. Rescue boats and a helicopter from southern Spain carried out the rescue late Wednesday, a spokeswoman said. They spotted two boats but one had capsized, and four migrants were already dead in the water some 40 kilometres (25 miles) off Morocco’s coast. Another of those rescued later died of cardiac arrest, the spokeswoman said. On Thursday, rescuers were searching for another two boats in the Alboran Sea between Morocco and Spain’s Andalusian coast, with a total of 107 people on board. But the coastguard said helicopters were grounded because of bad weather and only rescue boats have been able to go out to sea. Spain is the third busiest gateway for migrants arriving in Europe, still far behind Italy but catching up fast with Greece. Many Africans undertaking the long route to Europe are choosing to avoid crossing danger-ridden Libya to get to Italy along the so-called central Mediterranean route, choosing instead to get there via Morocco and Spain. According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 28,700 people arrived in Spain by sea and land last year, double the number for 2016. Some 223 people died along the way. So far this year, at least 3,778 migrants have arrived in Spain, with more than 180 losing their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean. - Nampa / AFP British- Iranian scientist arrested Tehran - Iranian media confirmed on Thursday that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian scientist and peace campaigner, has been arrested for his alleged role in an “infiltration network”. “Recently, members of an infiltration network affiliated to Britain have been arrested,” an unnamed source told the Fars news agency, which is considered close to the powerful Revolutionary Guards. The report named Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College in London. Britain said earlier it was “urgently seeking information” from Iran following reports of the academic’s arrest. Edalat was detained on April 15, according to the New York-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). He founded the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, which describes itself as “an independent campaign organisation with the purpose of opposing sanctions, foreign state interference and military intervention in Iran”. CHRI said Edalat was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards and that he had refused to post bail on Wednesday, arguing that he was innocent and should be released unconditionally. – Nampa/AFP The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) is a state-owned enterprise established by the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management Act, 2010, (Act no.10 of 2010). NIPAM’s mission is to transform the Public Sector of Namibia partnerships. PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT NOTICE TO POTENTIAL SUPPLIERS RE: PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS PURPOSE: NIPAM is inviting applications from interested, reputable and eligible suppliers willing to conduct business with us in respect of supplying of goods and services to be procured during 2018/2019 Financial year. Service providers are requested to submit all relevant documents and clearly indicate the type of goods, works and services they wish to render. NB: business stated in their Founding statement. GOODS Supply of newspapers, periodicals, books & other media publicity materials Cartridges Supply of protective clothing Supply electrical appliances materials Supply of mechanical material, Tyres & other related materials Supply of cleaning material and equipment or related cleaning suppliers Supply of hygiene related supplies Supply of promotional items and gifts Gardening and related services MAINTENANCE: Air conditioners, Fire extinguishers & hose reels Maintenance of Electrical, Mechanical and Civil services Renovations of buildings Security infrastructure development Operational Equipment (Generator, Gate motors, remote controls etc) Plumbing Services Servicing of water and sewer pumps Cleaning Services (Yard) CONSULTANCY SERVICES: Architectural Quantity Survey Engineering Mechanical Property valuators Insurance Brokers NON-CONSULTANCY SERVICES Advertisements Printing Editing and Proof reading Graphic design Creative artistry Video Ads Production Radio Ads Production Designing of newsletters and exhibition materials Alarm monitoring Travel agency services (Air ticketing Transportation Car rental services Accommodations Branding services Rental of printing and photocopy Machines Refuse removal, cleaning and related services Hiring of pesticides services Entertainment services Provision of short term training course, symposiums and workshops Hiring of tents, chairs and tables Rental of Storage facilities Services of Security systems (access control and surveillance cameras) Supply of Audio Visual and Video Conferencing Supply of data communications networks and related equipment Maintenance of Audio Visual and Video Conferencing Rentals of Projector and IT equipment IT Consultancy Supply of refreshments MANDATORY DOCUMENT NB! The documents outlined below are mandatory in order to be eligible to participate: Employment Equity Commissioner that bidder is not a relevant employer, or exemption issued in terms of Section 42 of the that are operating in town) Companies are required to complete the vendor listing form available on NIPAM website, under “Media” >latest news >quick link and check on Tenders & EOI. This Public Entity shall have the right to: to the above mentioned. CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 24 May 2018 TIME: 10h00 ENQUIRES: Ms. Victoria Shikudule: (061) 2964820 NB! SUBMISSION ADDRESS: Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and should be clearly marked as Procurement Management to NIPAM, Private Bag 13218 Windhoek, Erf 27, Paul Nash Street,

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