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16 INTERNATIONAL NEWS Wednesday, February 21 2018 | NEW ERA Detected… The eight-yearold boy being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase, caught by police using X-ray scanning on bags crossing border into Ceuta enclave from Morocco, only for the boy to emerge. Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial CEUTA, SPAIN The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eightyear-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing. His father goes on trial Tuesday in Ceuta, a Spanish overseas territory in northern Morocco which migrants from Africa regularly try to reach by scaling high border fences, hiding behind car dashboards or in bus chassis. Prosecutors are seeking a threeyear prison term for Ali Ouattara for facilitating his son’s illegal entry into Europe and endangering the child’s life. “I’m going to this trial with a lot told AFP. On May 7, 2015, Spanish police noticed a young Moroccan woman dragging what looked like a heavy suitcase across the border with Ceuta. When they put the suitcase through an X-ray machine they were shocked to see the silhouette of a child curled up in foetal position. told them in French after they extricated him from the suitcase, according to Spanish journalist Nicolas Castellano, who wrote a book about the story. The desperate smuggling attempt But only three months later, a 27-year-old Moroccan died of asphyxiation inside a suitcase placed in the trunk of a car on a ferry linking Melilla, another Spanish territory in Morocco, to southern Spain. Adou was soon reunited with his mother, and his father, who had been waiting for his son on the Spanish side of the border, was arrested shortly after the police discovery. 5,000 euros (,200) and did not tell him his son would be hidden in a suitcase. The traffickers had initially Ivorian economic capital Abidjan Erika Ramakhutla Happy Birthday in Heaven Mom Birthday wishes, from your loving family Taken away 15 years ago but we’re still thinking of you, missing you, loving you always and Celebrating you this side of Heaven. We will always love and miss you and will often shed a tear Especially on your special day year after year. to Madrid but then told him they would instead travel via Ceuta by car, he said. “For us, it was crucial for the child to come, we couldn’t live without him, we couldn’t stop thinking A former philosophy and French teacher in Abidjan, Ouattara arrived illegally in Spain in 2006, making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean aboard a boat. He eventually got a stable job and home in the Canary Islands, and was able to bring his wife and daughter over legally. But Spanish authorities refused four times to let him bring over his son too. “I was earning more than 1,300 euros in a launderette but they said family to live, he says. His wife, daughter and Adou are now living in France, but Ali is still in Spain as he is barred from leaving the country pending the trial. Adou is expected to return to Ceuta for the trial. - Nampa/AFP Leading Catalan separatist in Switzerland to evade justice GENEVA (State-Aided Roman Catholic School) A former Catalan lawmaker secession attempt has fled to Switzerland ahead of a court hearing in Madrid, comparing the situation in Catalonia to Turkey’s post-coup crackdown. In an interview with Switzerland’s Le Temps daily published Tuesday, Anna Gabriel, a top member of the far-left, separatist CUP party, said she had decided to leave Spain as she would not have “a fair trial at She is the latest separatist to leave the country after deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and four former regional ministers went to Belgium shortly after a failed bid to break from Spain. Gabriel was due to appear before a Supreme Court judge on Wednesday over her role in Catalonia’s failed independence drive, which prompted Madrid to impose direct rule on the region in October, sack its government and dissolve its parliament. “I won’t go to Madrid. I’m wanted for my political activities and the government press has told the daily. “As I wouldn’t get a fair trial at home, I looked for a country that She said she got regular death threats from far-right extremists, adding the government wasn’t “doing anything to safeguard our security faced with fascists’ situation in Catalonia, whose separatist leaders are under investigation for their attempt to break from Spain, with “what is There, more than 55,000 people have been arrested following a failed 2016 coup, including journalists, MPs and activists. Gabriel said close to 900 people in Catalonia were either under investigation or had been charged, among them “teachers, police So far, four separatist leaders have been jailed pending a probe into their role in the separatist drive on charges that include rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. These include Catalonia’s former vice president Oriol Junqueras. “I will be more useful to my Gabriel said. – Nampa/AFP US probe looking at Kushner foreign business contacts: report WASHINGTON TEACHING VACANCY Applications are invited for the following Teaching post: Grade 5 & 7 (Afrikaans) Requirements Grade 12 + 3 year teaching diploma or equivalent qualifications Speaking local languages – a definite advantage Prepared to work with or has knowledge about the Roman Catholic Educational Institutions Applicants should complete the necessary Application Form 156043 (Application for Employment) and 156094 (Health Questionnaire) Please submit: Curriculum Vitae Professional Qualifications (Certified copies) 2 x Recent Testimonials Identity Documents (Certified copies) Closing date for applicants: 27 February 2018 The above to be addressed to: THE PRINCIPAL St. Francis Primary School P. O. Box 1872, Tsumeb Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing Jared Kushner’s efforts to get the presidential transition, including in China, CNN reported Monday. The probe was previously only said to have focused on the Russia contacts of President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son in law, only with the campaign’s data analytics and Kushner’s ties with disgraced exnational security adviser Michael Flynn. Mueller’s team is probing Kushner’s conversations the Kushner Companies-backed 666 Fifth Avenue CNN said, citing people familiar with the investigation. Kushner’s father founded the real estate developer and lender. CNN said Mueller’s investigators have yet to contact Kushner Companies or request interviews with its executives, and the reasons behind the focus on the outreach to foreign investors are unclear. Kushner played a leading role in the presidential transition team’s contacts with foreign governments, and has indicated he spoke during that time with more than 50 contacts from over 15 countries. One week after Trump’s November 8, 2016 election, Kushner met with the chairman and other executives from the Chinese group Anbang Insurance, The the Chinese conglomerate to invest in 666 Fifth Avenue. But the talks broke down, the Times said. Other business dealings targeted by Mueller include negotiations on the same property with Qatar’s former prime minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, according to The Intercept. But that deal also failed. Kushner purchased the building in 2007 for .8 billion in a mostly debt deal, but the housing crisis stake in 2011. “In all of Mr Kushner’s extensive cooperation with all inquiries, there has not been a single question asked nor document sought on the 666 building or Kushner - Nampa/AFP

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