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16 AFRICA Tuesday, February 28 2018 | NEW ERA Sweeping Ramaphosa reshuffle for S.A PRETORIA South African President Cyril 11 days ago, announced a sweeping reshuffle Monday that included re-appointing Nhlanhla Nene, who was sacked by Jacob Ramaphosa stamped his mark on the presidency with his choice of Nene, while David Mabuza, the current premier of Mpumalanga province, was controversially named Ramaphosa announced a total of 30 changes to minister and deputy minister positions after graft-tainted Zuma was forced to resign by the “In making these changes, I have been conscious of the need to balance Monday, 26 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Walvis Bay Town (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 continuity and stability with the need for renewal, economic recovery and accelerated transformation,” Ramaphosa said, reading a brief Several Zuma allies were demoted or sacked -- but Zuma’s ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was appointed minister to the presidency, responsible for planning, monitoring contest to be elected the new leader of the ANC in Dlamini-Zuma was seen as Zuma’s favoured candidate to succeed him as president, with analysts saying she may have shielded him from prosecution ministry was a clear repudiation of Zuma’s reign, and will be warmly welcomed by many businesses and international In December 2015, Zuma sacked the widely-respected Nene and replaced him with a little-known lawmaker, triggering panic among investors and a sharp drop in Just four days later, Pravin Gordhan was appointed to the role Zuma’s failure to implement a consistent economic policy -- and a of the Gupta business family, who “A business-friendly cabinet retention of Zuma-era appointees,” economic analyst Daniel Silke said on Twitter, describing it as “a partial “Ramaphosa’s narrow December South Africans would’ve preferred,” tenure, South Africa grappled with weak growth, ballooning national Ramaphosa has pledged “a new dawn” for the country and to tackle the corruption that Zuma is accused Amid falling popularity with voters, the African National Congress (ANC) party -- which was led to power in 1994 by Nelson Mandela -- had threatened to oust Zuma via Zuma resigned reluctantly, complaining he had received “very Mabuza’s appointment as deputy president is likely to stir controversy due to his reputation as a tough hardliner and accusations of links to The opposition Democratic Alliance party said Ramaphosa choosing Mabuza “undermines the integrity of his stated commitment to Mabuza “has been accused of having his own personal ‘military’ which have allegedly been responsible for numerous political killings”, the Ramaphosa, 65, is a former trade unionist who led talks to end apartheid in the early 1990s and then became a multi-millionaire businessman before The Guptas are accused of receiving hugely favourable government At least one of the three Guptas brothers is now being sought by - Nampa/AFP Wednesday, 28 February 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Rundu Town (Shopping Mall Shoprite) 10:00-16:00 Thursday, 1 March 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine 10:00-15:00 Friday, 2 March 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Spar/Wimpy (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 Sponsored by: Botswana blames Kabila for DRC crisis JOHANNESBURG Botswana has levelled the blame for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) ongoing political, humanitarian and security crisis squarely at the feet of President Reuters reported on Monday that one of the harshest criticisms of Kabila to come from an African government emanates from the DRC president’s refusal to step down despite his political mandate “We continue to witness a worsening humanitarian situation in that country mainly because its leader has persistently delayed the holding of elections, and has lost control over the security of his country,” Botswana’s Ministry of International Affairs said in a Congo’s foreign minister, Leonard She Okitundu, declined The release of the statement followed former South African president Jacob Zuma a close ally of Kabila, whose forced resignation adding to uncertainty of key African states’ perception While Western countries have been critical of Kabila for years, continental criticism has been more muted with efforts to avoid direct condemnation of the DRC The current political impasse has led to a crisis that has exacerbated Inter-ethnic clashes over the past two days in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province killed more than 22 people, including over a In 2003 the country emerged from and his repeated delaying of elections has resulted in the politically powerful Catholic Church organising protests which have led to bloody clashes between security forces and protesters, including those over the weekend and on Monday that left several More than a dozen protesters have been killed by security forces since December while inter-ethnic clashes have also added to the Fifteen civilians and seven militiamen were killed in two separate attacks on Sunday and Monday by the Hutu-dominated Nyatura militia who were pursuing a Nande-dominated militia called Mai Mai Mazembe in the villages - 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Wednesday, February 28 2018 | NEW ERA WORLD 17 Russian diplomacy in Syria pays off request for expression of interest EOI NO: NPM04/2017-2018 Resource POOL Background: The Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) is a Public Enterprise established by act of Parliament (Act. No. 10 of 2010). NIPAM’s mission is to transform the Public Sector of Namibia into an efficient, effective and accountable system through training, operational research, capacity evaluation and consultancy. DOUMA A humanitarian pause announced following Russian diplomatic efforts in a bid to stem the bloodshed in Syria’s rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta took effect on Tuesday at 9am (0700 GMT). An AFP correspondent in the main town of Douma reported only The daily pause thanks to a series of diplomatic efforts by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday is due to last until 2pm (1200 GMT). The UN Security Council last Friday adopted a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria which would allow desperately needed deliveries of emergency supplies and medical evacuations. Moscow said the measure was meant to create a window for some of the estimated 400,000 people living in the area to evacuate, using safe passages. The Russian diplomatic efforts are despite the condemnation of the U.S policy in the Middle East by the majority of Arabian newspapers that have noted with concern American support to Kurdish militias that Ankara considers as terrorists. Washington under the guise of its campaign against terrorism continues to deliver weapons that are being used against Russia and Turkey in the volatile region. In a recent edition in al-Qabas in Kuwaiti an observer noted Moscow requires the support of Ankara on a peaceful settlement whether through negotiations in Astana or in Geneva. America has been supporting Kurdish self-defense (YPG) and the general consensus is that America should reduce its support to YPG so that it complies with the Russian initiated peace initiative. Turkey, according to Reuters, recently urged the United States to halt its support for Kurdish YPG ish forces on the ground in Syria, Ankara’s strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally. – Al Jazeera NIPAM delivers on its mission by making use of NIPAM permanent staff, serving and retired public servants, and professionals with expertise in their areas of competencies. Therefore, an invitation is hereby extended to the said categories of persons interested in becoming members of the NIPAM Resource Pool of experts. Successful candidates will be informed of the status of their applications upon which they will be requested to provide the necessary services to NIPAM to fulfil its mandate. 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