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16 AFRICA Thursday, February 8 2018 | NEW ERA South Sudan boycotts peace talks JOHANNESBURG The South Sudan Government is boycotting peace talks, currently underway in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, on the grounds of in- gotiating team at the negotiations table, the Sudan Tribune has reported. The Second Phase of the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) sponsored peace talks on South Sudan, kicked off on Monday and is scheduled to end on February 16. The launch of the HLRF followed the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement that has been poorly enforced by the two chief protagonists, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of President Salva Kiir, and the SPLA-In Opposition led by Dr Riek Machar who is currently in exile in South Africa. The launch went ahead despite a boycott by Juba which stated that it had issues with the fact that regional bloc IGAD had only given the government negotiations team 12 seats at the negotiating table when “there was a need for every member of the team to have a seat”. The second phase is discussing the implementation of a permanent 2015 Peace Agreement, elaborating on a revised and realistic timeline and a schedule towards general elections in the country at the end of the interim period. At the opening session the head of IGAD’s Council of Ministers, Workineh Gebeyehu, warned the the world’s newest country that this was their last chance to try and bridge the political divide and reach a compromise if they wanted to see a cessation of hostilities. The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat further urged the participants to have the needed seriousness and courage to shoulder their responsibility at this critical juncture in the history of their country. “The commitment that had been made has never been honoured. Hardly had the ink on the cessation of hostilities agreement dried when clashes erupted in numerous parts of the country,” he stressed. Ismail Wais, IGAD’s Special Envoy for South Sudan, urged violations while simultaneously warning that those who carried out violations would face sanctions from the AU, IGAD and the UN. At the end of last year Festus Mogae, the head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and a former president of Botswana, called for Mogae told parties from the coalition government that a one voice approach would strengthen revitalisation efforts “Collectively, IGAD Heads of State must prevail over the South Sudanese leadership to rethink the current trajectory of the country and take the necessary steps to restore peace and inclusive governance,” said Mogae. was unveiled which Mogae said if accepted and implemented by the relevant parties without hesitation would end the country’s ongoing civil war which began in 2013. – Nampa/ANA NAIROBI An outspoken member of Kenya’s opposition accused of treason for taking part in a mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga was deported to Canada late Tuesday. The move came in defiance of a High Court order that he be presented before a judge on Wednesday. and member of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, was forced onto “Miguna denounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, acquired Canadian citizenship and never bothered to reclaim Kenyan citizenship in the legally prescribed manner neither did he disclose that he had another country’s citizenship despite being a lawyer who should have known better,” said interior ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka in a tweet Wednesday. Holding dual citizenship is legal in Kenya, Higher Degrees in Leadership Online Home Studies and Field Research Are you part of a DOWN-SPIRAL, or have you joined the AFRICAN TEAM of EXCELLENCE? Professionals from all sectors of society can apply to: The African Leadership University of Southern Africa (ALUSA) Courses Offered: BA Honours degree in African Leadership MA degree in Transformational Leadership in Africa PhD degree in African Leadership Excellence Apply Online: Open the ALUSA website and click on “Step 1: Apply”. Application Fee: (2018) N$ 200, paid by bank deposit: Account name: ALUSA Namibia, Number: 62244318392 Bank: FNB, Branch: Ausspannplatz, Windhoek. Branch code: 280272 Scan and email bank deposit slip to: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – ONLINE STUDIES STARTING 27 Feb 2018 - HURRY Enquiries: or +27 823016900. NQA Accreditation on schedule for 2018 History of African Leadership: Do you know, no-8 History of African Leadership: Do you know, no-8 Famous African Professors in Europe or USA Anton Wilhelm Amo 1 was the first African (born and died in Ghana 1703- 1753) who became professor at German universities: Halle and Wittenberg. As a child he was taken as Dutch slave, but was raised and educated in Germany by Anton Ulrich of Brunswick, like his own son. At 18 he became a lecturer in Germany, for 25 yrs: 1721-1746. In the last decade of his professorship, when he was married, and the death of his “father & brother”, German racism became severe. Harassed by one of his co-professors he later left Germany for Ghana, where he died in 1753. A more recent example is professor Micere Githae Mugo 2 (playwright, author, activist, instructor and poet), born 1942 in Kenya. In 1973 she started lecturing and soon became the first female Dean at the University of Nairobi. After 9 years she had to flee her home country, after being forced into exile by the Arap Moi dictatorship. Her citizenship had been withdrawn. She had to flee into exile: Zimbabwe (1982) & USA (1984) teaching at the Syracuse University to the present, 33 yrs. (References 1, 2 available on request). O, how has Afrika fought against these two disgraces: European Racism & African Dictatorships!! of Kenyan citizenship a key criteria for all candidates. Miguna was put on a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport said. - Miguna’s lawyer, Nelson Havi, confirmed NOTICE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT Healthy Earth Environmental Consultants CC (HEEC) hereby gives notice to all potentially Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of the Environmental Management Act (No 7 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012) for the following: PROJECT NAME: Establishment and mining of dimension stones on mining claims 68714, 68715, 68716, 68717 & 68718 at Otjohorongo Reserve, Omaruru District. PROJECT LOCATION: Otjohorongo Reserve, Erongo Region. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project involves conducting an EIA for the establishment and mining of dimension stones, on mining claims 68714, 68715, 68716, 68717& 68718 at Otjohorongo Reserve, Omaruru District. The proponent intends to mine dimension stones on mining claims at Otjohorongo Reserve located about 3 km from the D3712 gravel road from Omatjete to Otjohorongo. PROJECT INVOLVEMENT: Proponent: Mr Augustinius Kazarako Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP): Healthy Earth Environmental Consultants CC (HEEC) REGISTRATION OF I&APs AND SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS: In line with Namibia’s Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and EIA regulations (GN 30 of 6 February 2012), all I&APs are hereby invited to register and submit their comments, concerns or questions in writing via: Email: on or before Friday 21 February 2018. Meeting venue: Otjohorongo Reserve Date: Saturday, 17 February 2018 Time: 1130 hours Mobile: 081 20 50902 Kenya’s opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition leader Raila Odinga gestures after swearing-in himself as the “people’s president” on January 30, 2018 opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president January 30 in front of thousands of supporters, despite warnings from authorities that Nampa/AFP his client had been “forced into a KLM flight for ‘deportation’ to Canada. Now, how do you deport a Kenyan?” he asked. On January 30, Miguna played a prominent role in Odinga’s mock inauguration and three days later was arrested in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home. Since then, there has been much speculation about his whereabouts and his treatment by authorities. court orders to produce Miguna before a High Court judge earlier this week, instead taking him to a minor court in a small town 80 kilometres (50 miles) to the south on Tuesday. There, Miguna refused to plea to charges of treason and unlawful assembly. A subsequent High Court order demanded Miguna be presented for release on Wednesday morning, but his deportation means that order too has been ignored. High Court judge Luka Kimaru has warned Kenya’s Inspector General of Police and Director of Criminal Investigations that they may be charged with contempt. himself “general” of the opposition’s “National Resistance Movement” (NRM) wing, in charge of implementing a threatened programme of civil disobedience and boycotts. Following Odinga’s pretend inauguration last week, Kenya’s government designated the NRM as an “organised criminal group”. Miguna’s enforced exile is the latest twist in the long saga of Kenya’s disputed elections which saw the Supreme Court annul the result of the initial August poll and Odinga boycott the October rerun, handing victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. However, Odinga continues to insist he was the real winner and therefore the legitimate president of Kenya. - Nampa/AFP

Thursday, February 8 2018 | NEW ERA WORLD 17 Kim Jong-Un’s sister to visit S.Korea in historic first The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will for the Pyeongchang Winter ever to do so. Kim Yo-Jong, who is a senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party, will be part of a high-level delegation due tomorrow and led by the North’s ceremonial head of The two Koreas have been divided by the Demilitarised Zone since the end of the Korean War in 1953, and Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons have seen it subjected to multiple rounds of sanctions. Tensions soared last year as the North carried out multiple weapons tests, including intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of by far its most powerful nuclear test to date. But the Olympics have triggered a rapid rapprochement on the peninsula. a member of the Kim family is Yang Moo-Jin of the University Korean President Moon Jae-In and give him a personal letter from her brother, expressing his hopes for a successful hosting of the Olympics and desire to improve inter-Korean ties, he added. “This will mark Kim Yo-Jong’s groomed as one of the North’s most Kim Yo-Jong, believed to be aged about 30, was promoted in October to be an alternate North Korean leader Kim Jong member of the party’s powerful politburo, the decision-making body presided over by her brother. accompanying her brother on his events and is known to have been involved in the party’s propaganda operations. The North has always kept its leadership within the family - Kim Jong-Un is the third generation of the dynasty to lead the country, after his father Kim Jong-Il and North’s founder. Kim Jong-Il fathered both Kim Jong-Un and Kim Yo-Jong with his third partner, former dancer Ko Yong-Hui. But other family members have not fared so well - Kim Jong-Un’s uncle was executed for treason two years after the young man came to power, and his half-brother was assassinated in a Malaysian airport last year. The delegation’s three-day trip will be the diplomatic high point of the rapprochement between the two Koreas triggered by the Pyeongchang Olympics in the analysts warn that their newly warmed relations may not last long beyond the Games. ‘peace Olympics’, until Kim Jong- Un indicated his willingness to do so in his New Year speech. That set off a rapid series of meetings which saw the two agree to march together at the opening ceremony and form a unified women’s ice hockey team, their be headed by Kim Yong-Nam, who leads the presidium of the North’s rubber-stamp parliament. He is regarded as the ceremonial head of state, and will technically But he is largely considered a figurehead whose public diplomatic role leaves it unclear how much political power he really has. He previously led the North’s delegations to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but does not hold the title of national president - and nor does Kim Jong-Un. Instead it is retained by Kim President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - the dying in 1994. Also in the delegation will be for inter-Korean affairs. - Nampa/AFP ‘Fake’ doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV NEW DELHI India is investigating claims an unlicensed doctor infected at least 46 people with HIV by re-using syringes, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion. Police in Uttar Pradesh have registered a criminal case against Rajendra Yadav, who provided cheap door-to-door medical services to poor villagers in the northern state. India has only limited public healthcare services and that, combined with a lack of regulation, has allowed unlicensed doctors to thrive, particularly in rural areas. The latest case was exposed when government medical screenings (HIV) cases in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. to be the sole factor in the high number of cases. “We don’t think that the quack doctor alone could be a factor “The area has a high migrant trucker population, and the India has 2.1 million people infected with HIV, according to the United Nations, although the rate of infection is falling. It has an estimated 840,000 doctors - one for every 1,674 people - far fewer than the one per 1,000 people recommended by the World Health Organisation. Last week the government announced a national healthcare scheme for half a billion people, but did not give details of how much it would cost or how it would be funded. India spends a little over one percent of GDP on public healthcare - one of the lowest proportions in the world - a sum the government is aiming to increase to 2.5 percent by 2025. - Nampa/AFP Social Security Commission (SSC) is hereby informing all its suppliers that its Contact person Telephone number Email address

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