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New Era Newspaper Friday May 11, 2018

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32 Friday 11 May 2018 NEW ERA AFRICA South Africa snubs Morocco’s World Cup bid over Western Sahara VACANCIES THE FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF NAMIBIA, DR. SAM NUJOMA VACANCIES The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (“NAMFISA; the Authority”) is an independent institution established by virtue of Act No. 3 of 2001 to effectively regulate and supervise financial institutions in Namibia, and to give sound advice to the Minister of Finance. NAMFISA is an equal opportunity employer and invites competent and suitably qualified candidates to apply for the following positions: Interested candidates are invited to visit the NAMFISA website for more information. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and no documents will be returned. No faxed applications will be accepted. PRETORIA - The South African government will not support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup because of the political situation in Western Sahara , Sports and Recreation Minister Tokozile Xasa said on Tuesday. Pretoria and Rabat have had strained relations since Morocco withdrew its ambassador from Pretoria in 2004 when South Africa recognised the independence of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic‚ also known as the Western Sahara. Rabat occupied Western Sahara in 1975 immediately after colonial Spain withdrew from the disputed area, with Morocco claiming it was part of its territory. “We are very clear that we can’t support Morocco‚” Xasa said, in apparent reaction to recent reports that quoted South African Football Association (Safa) head Danny Jordaan as saying he would back the Moroccan bid which is competing against that of the United States, Canada and Mexico. US President Donald Trump has on more than one occasion said that countries which received his country’s aid were expected to back the tri-nation bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. However, Xasa reminded Jordaan, who led the country’s own winning bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, about her country’s leaning in the exercise. “Our parliament was very straight forward in this regard. It is the mandate of the country and it is an obligation for sporting bodies to understand what the country’s agenda is‚“ Xasa said. She added: “You cannot just support a country that goes against the mandate of your country because you have experience in Fifa matters. “South Africa has hosted many big events in the past. We are recognised throughout the world. Our teams are doing very well. But there is so much competition to host these kinds of games even in Africa. “That’s why you can hear Danny Jordaan saying ‘I am going to assist Morocco in their bid to host the World Cup’.” Last month‚ a Moroccan delegation comprising celebrated former Senegal and Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf and former Cameroonian goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell visited Safa’s head office to lobby for support for the 2026 bid. Safa has since backtracked on Jordaan’s comments and they have indicated that a decision on which bid to support between Morocco and the USA would be taken by their National Executive Committee of Safa whenever it meets. “We have received the presentation from the USA bid during the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations’ (Cosafa) congress in Johannesburg which was presented by the US bid delegation led by their president Sunil Gulati. “Safa also received a presentation on the Morocco bid by the bid ambassadors Joseph-Antoine Bell of Cameroon and former Senegal international El Hadji Diouf. “It was made clear to both delegations that these presentations would be taken to Safa NEC who will give the mandate to the delegates going to the Fifa Congress in Moscow in June on which bid to support‚” Safa said in a statement. “Safa wants to reiterate that no decision has been taken at this stage on the matter on who to support. “We hope that this clarifies Safa’ position going forward. No press conferences were held after both presentations. “Neither Safa nor the president of the association has spoken directly on the matter on who to support and the matter remains undecided” till Safa’s NEC meeting, the statement said. – APA PUBLIC NOTICE “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.” The Board, Management and Staff of Erongo RED would like to join the nation in wishing the Founding President of Namibia, Dr. Sam Nujoma a happy birthday. We salute your commitment to the nation and your continued efforts to ensure that Namibia realises the best version of itself, in this lifetime. Ogilvy & Mather Namibia | INVITATION TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE AT THE STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE ON THE PROPOSED MERGER BETWEEN NAMIBIA FUTURE MEDIA HOLDINGS //RADIO KUDU (PTY) LTD // RADIO FRESH (PTY) LTD // OMULUNGA RADIO (PTY) LTD & NAMIBIA FUTURE MEDIA HOLDING // RADIO WAVE CC be held on the 17 th of May 2018 Commission, BPI House Mezzanine Floor. Monday, 14 th of May, 2018 at 13h00. Mr. Johannes Ashipala Tel; 061-224622 Email:

Friday 11 May 2018 NEW ERA WORLD 33 CIA nominee Haspel vows spy agency will not reinstate torture Central Intelligence Agency acting Director Gina Haspel. WASHINGTON - Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), vowed Wednesday that the spy agency will not engage in torture of detainees under her watch, even if ordered by the president. Facing opposition over her role at a secret CIA prison in Thailand in 2002 where Al-Qaeda detainees were water boarded, Haspel made clear she would not support such activity in the future if she is confirmed as CIA director. “Having served in that tumultuous time, I can offer you my personal commitment, clearly and without reservation, that under my leadership CIA will not restart such a detention and interrogation program,” she told the Senate Intelligence Committee. “In retrospect, it is clear... that CIA was not prepared to conduct a detention and interrogation program.” Haspel said that the CIA is now -- unlike during the years following the September 11, 2001 attacks -- bound by the Defence Department’s Army Field Manual, which specifically forbids torture like waterboarding. “My parents gave me a very strong moral compass. I support the higher moral standard that this country has decided to hold itself to. I would never, ever take CIA back to an interrogation program,” Haspel told the panel. “I support the law. I would not support a change in the law,” she said. Democrats worry that Trump and top aides are not opposed to the use of outlawed techniques like waterboarding in interrogations -- and Trump has appeared to extol Haspel’s past involvement in the post-9/11 interrogation program. Pressed over whether she would resume an interrogation program, and allow torture, if ordered by Trump, she said she would not. “My moral compass is strong. I would not allow CIA to undertake activity that I thought was immoral, even if it was technically legal. I would absolutely not permit it.” “America is looked at all over the world as an example to everyone else in the world, and we have to uphold that. And CIA is included in that,” she added. - Nampa / AFP Invitation for Bids (IFB) Roads Authority hereby invites competent and registered Namibian companies to submit bids through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures as outlined below. NO DESCRIPTION 1 2 Interested eligible bidders may obtain the detailed invitation to bid and bidding requirements on the Roads Authority website on each of the bids. Bidding documents will be available during office hours from Wednesday, 02 May 2018 upon payment in cash in favour of the Roads Authority, the amount of Three Hundred Namibian Dollars (N$ 300.00), which is not refundable. Bids must be delivered to Roads Authority Head Office, Corner of Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue and David Meroro Road, Windhoek at or before the closing date as stipulated above. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. 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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in power for the last 15 years as Premier and now President, will seek a new term in the June 24 vote. “Elections held in an environment where democratic freedoms and the rule of law are compromised would raise questions about their legitimacy, and result in more uncertainty and instability,” the UN rights chief said. The state of emergency was introduced in Turkey five days after the attempted putsch on July 15, 2016. More than 1 300 associations and foundations have been shut down under the measures. In addition, more than 140 000 public sector employees have been sacked or suspended including judges over alleged links to putschists or Kurdish militants. Meanwhile, some 50 000 people have been taken into custody on terror charges. - Nampa / AFP safe and security THE SHIELD: All covered by the strongest symbol of protection, and security THE CIRCLE: Finding peace, continuity and a guaranteed future is the greatest wealth in this world. 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