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United States: Yoho and Sherman letter to Sec. Tillerson and Sec. Mnuchin on North Korean Sanctions (02.08.2017)

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“Africa’s best-kept secret is Namibia. I personally welcome you.” (21.09.2017)

By Dr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia.

NEW YORK, United States of America, September 21, 2017 – Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world.

If you haven’t already heard much about Namibia it is mostly likely because our nation is peaceful and our national culture is characterized by our quiet determination and our modest nature. We don’t make a lot of noise, but as President of Namibia I do want to personally invite interested business leaders and investors to come see for yourselves. Our desire to diversify our economy and achieve greater inclusive growth is captured in our Harambee Prosperity Plan that I would like to share with you.

In the context of competition in an emerging Africa, the case for Namibia is compelling. I am in New York this week to address the United Nations General Assembly. I spoke of the challenges of middle-income countries. I referred to Namibia’s economic development blueprint and our vision for youth employment, our strong support for the Paris Agreement on climate change, and our steadfast belief in the United Nations’ role in fostering prevention and mediation for sustaining peace in the world.

But, above all, all Namibians wish the world to know that we are proud of our nation – as large as France but with only 2.4 million inhabitants – and we are open for welcoming a family of investors and visitors who embrace our values and wish to become part of our growing success story.

Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

Somalia: South West State of Somalia Position in the rift within the Gulf States (17.09.2017)

Burundi: OLUCOME Lettre du President Museveni & H.E. Benjamin Mpaka – “Objet: Urgence de reprendre le dialogue Inter Burundais afin d’arrete la crise economique et ses consequence qui present sur les citoyens Burundais” (14.09.2017)

Did you know? That President Adama Barrow of The Gambia pardoned Yahya Jammeh!

There are some men of Nobel character out there, but they are usually hidden and in silence. Today, I will have to write of one of them. This has actually happen back-in-January of 2017, but only gotten a whiff of it this week.

The world knows of the democratically elected opposition leader and Presidential Candidate Adama Barrow of the Republic of The Gambia. That in the midst of January 2017 he was sworn-in on the 19th January, as President Yayha Jammeh fled to Equatorial Guinea. It didn’t look like he would leave, but international pressure and also resignation of his own cabinet members forced this. That ECOWAS sending forces from Senegal into Gambia, also gave the former President no-hope of a longevity of his presidency. Jammeh had a dictatorship for 22 years, even killed his opposition and harassed them.

But this is all well-known facts about the state of affairs in Gambia. That the one winning election and the who had to sworn-in in Senegal and needed Ecowas troops to get rid of the 1994 Coup d’etat General Jammeh who never wanted to leave his post. Even if someone else won over him with a coalition victory years after.

Now today after months in-charge and the dictator disposed. The act that the new president did, shows his character and his real quest to power. It shows that he can actually prove his manhood and bravery. Adama Barrow should never be underestimated. Because he came to Gambia after fleeing on the 26th January after swearing-in on 19th January 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.

So what was so noble and great happen on 30th January 2017, when Gambia Gazette No. 4. on 31st January says this:

Whereas by Section82(1)(a) of the 1997 of the Republic of The Gambia, the President may exercise his Prerogative of Mercy in respect of any person convicted of any offence” (…) “And Whereas His Excellency the President considers the circumstances of the convicted prisoners named in the schedule, as warranting the exercise of his Prerogative of Mercy” (…) “Now Therefore, I Adama Barrow, the President of the Republic of The Gambia, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section of 82(1)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, do hereby grant pardon to the persons named in the schedule hereto” (…) “Done at Banjul this 30th Day of January 2017” (Gambia Gazzette No. 4, 31.01.2017).

This here proves that someone was pardoned by the newly elected President, just days after he was returned and sworn-in. Just starting his rule and his first term in power. The peacefully elected President decided to pardon 39 people. Of these 39 people, one person is a standout, one person who has looted the Republic and been a torn in the flesh of the people. The one they couldn’t stand or be the head of state anymore. The 25th Person who was pardoned by Barrow, was no other than Yahya Jammeh!

Barrow who has nothing to win by doing this, who has nothing to gain, still gave way for Jammeh and even as he is in exile in Equatorial Guinea with his wealth. He still hasn’t have to fear the law or repercussions from law-officials and law-officers of Gambia. Since he is pardoned. He is a free and rich man in exile, that is the gift Barrow gave him, just days in power and as Commander-in-Chief. Barrow had no need to do this. He could have prosecuted him and tried every single way of freezing the accounts and get the tax-funds looted back to Gambia. Instead he pardoned him and let him go. So that Jammeh should have less grievances against the now ruler of Gambia. There shouldn’t be anything personal or anything that creates friction between them.

The one in exile should kiss his pinky-ring. He should watch over his estate and his wealth in joy. The people of Gambia should know what sort of man they have elected. There we’re no need to act this swift and give this pardon. But he did for his reasons. Clearly, the wise man forgives, but never forget. Barrow seems smart, but hopefully will not be conned. He was saved by ECOWAS and the International Pressure on Jammeh. Now he has showed his character and it deserves praise. Not because Jammeh deserved it. He didn’t he should been behind bars and paid-in-full. But Barrow gives way and shows hope of a better future. Since the leadership of this way. Gives hope for a tomorrow. Peace.

Documents:

IGAD lnternal Memo: “Re: IGAD Special Mission to Somalia” (13.09.2017)

Opinion: North Korea continue to test missiles, the world needs to react with diplomatic means before someone is hurt!

Yesterday, the North Koreans sent up another rocket to the sky, again the Japanese sent people into shelters and made sure they we’re safe. The rockets could have hit one of their islands. The South Koreans are getting more worried as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and their President Kim Jung-Un continues with missiles and launches. The extensive works and promotions of their arms development should worry.

This is just as the KCNA today issued this news:

Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) — Trump announced that they would sell off weapons worth billions of U.S. dollars to south Korea. And he allowed Japan and south Korea to increase the quantity for buying U.S.-made military equipment. Timed to coincide with this, a spokesman for the White House at a press conference said that now is not the time to focus on the dialogue with north Korea. Minju Joson Saturday in a commentary says that Trump’s behavior goes to clearly prove that he has neither will nor ability to defuse tension on the Korean peninsula but he has only merchant-like calculation to use the aggravated situation as a golden opportunity for making money” (KCNA, 16.09.2017).

So the state propaganda is in full-effect. The North Korean are ready to blame everyone else for their activity. Not looking within itself and wondering, if they we’re shooting up less missiles, the United Nations Security Council wouldn’t have reasons for sanctioning it. Neither would United States has to sell and help Japan and South Korea with missiles defense like THAAD System.

The acts of North Korea is the reasons for the tensions, also the words of President Trump. Because he has sounded like warmonger, who is ready to send battleships and make another Korea-War. Since it went so smoothly during the last Korean war. President Donald Trump needs a repeat of that, this time hire his friend Eric Prince and his company to send mercenaries to the Korean Peninsula. That would be nightmare, not only for President Kim Jung-Un, but for all parties in the South East Asia. Nothing good would come out of it.

But North Korea if it shoots down a boat or hit land. Actually kills someone with a missiles, even if it was an exercise and just trying new technology. It might spark something unheard of. As long as life is not lost and the heads of South Korea and Japan, are keeping their cool. The warfare will not start. The loss of life will not happen. But the more you play with fire, the more likely someone is actually going to get burnt. At this rate, its just a matter of time.

President Kim Jung-Un does this to spread to fear and awe. But it is not working outside of North Korea. Even if China is peaceful and want to continue with cordial relationship. Even if South Korean government don’t want war, they still wants their citizens safe without fear of tomorrow, the same can be said by Japanese. The United States are there to support allies, but if they are really hit. Will the US put troops and bigger guns on the ground?

We can hope for dialogue, for debate and for negotiations, so that the North Korean doesn’t continue to shoot. That they hopefully doesn’t suddenly hit Seoul, Tokyo or any other place where millions of innocent people lives. North Koreans can with the right type of hydrogen bomb or other device really do lots of damage and hurt. The world doesn’t want to see that. Just like the rest of the world, this part of the world don’t need a war. No place needs a war. The Korean peninsula needs diplomacy and possible aid. So that the North Koreans and the rest of world can engage in possible solution to the stalemate. As the DPRK President is fearing for livelihood and life. Therefore he is using fear and missiles to get respect. Peace.

Opinion: Boris Johnson shows his ‘Alternative Reality’ concerning Brexit!

Boris Johnson, the writer, the journalist and who turned politician. The now Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom in the Conservative-Democratic Unionist Party (Tories-DUP) Government. Clearly, he has his own marbles and his own vision. As it sparkles on the night sky like stars. He thinks it shines and is the reason for light hitting mother earth, not that the light is the reflection and sun-light shining on the stars and moons to reflect back on mother earth. It is the same way I feel while reading the The Daily Telegraph, the article he written in prospects of gaining support for his vision.

Boris Johnson or from now on Bojo, has his own vision, certainly not one of a kind. This article could have been written by any maverick inside the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). The only thing making it difference isn’t the nationalist stance, but more on the economic foundation and self belief, that the EU negotiations will benefit the UK. He has to believe it, since his career needs it. Bojo are clearly trying to sell a story and tries to deflect. Even with lies and submission of “we will fix it in the end, please trust us”.

Bojo words speaks best for themselves, but if Europeans had any hope of a deep insights to the negotiations or understanding of the Tories policy considering Brexit. There is no insights that we didn’t know. Because the UK thinks they can walk-away without any hurt or damage. That the future will be better and without any deep consequence, therefore, another world of alternative reality. Nearly like a Tories fan-fiction. Fixated in the ideals of leaving, breathing and winning, without any actions and any consequences.

If we had been asked to design the EU ourselves with a blank sheet of paper we would have nothing like the body that exists today. We tried so often to frustrate it. I was there at the Antibes ecofin when British officials made a gallant attempt to strangle the euro at birth with a project called the hard ecu. I was there when they ambushed Margaret Thatcher at the Rome summit with conclusions that the British thought had been explicitly rejected. I remember how we kept trying to stop this or that – we rejected the very notion of political union; we tried to stop the expansion of majority voting. And I remember the mantra of EU officials – Britain objects, Britain protests – but in the end she always signs up” (Johnson, 2017).

We are not going to dismantle the corpus of EU law on exit. On the contrary the objective of the repeal bill is to incorporate it. Our systems of standards will remain absolutely flush with the rest of the EU. We would not expect to pay for access to their markets any more than they would expect to pay for access to ours. And yes – once we have settled our accounts, we will take back control of roughly 350m per week. It would be a fine thing as many of us have pointed out if a lot of that money went on the NHS, provided we use that cash injection to modernise and make the most of new technology” (Johnson, 2017).

If we organise, if we plan, if we build the homes and the infrastructure we need, if we give our young people the skills and the confidence that they could so easily acquire – then we can also ensure that this country is not just the place where everyone wants to come and live – but the place with the highest standard of living, with the per capita GDP, the productivity and the quality of life that we deserve. That means insisting on a culture that is pro-business and pro-enterprise, but one that is so dynamic that fat cats can no longer sit unpunished in their jobs when they let everyone down” (Johnson, 2017).

It is like he expected the EU only to benefit the UK. Not like it was a genuine partnership between all Member States. Some laws and regulations are made to fit more the Netherlands, other fixed for Spain. This is how agreements are being built. Just like UK has gotten specialized grants for agriculture, roads and other projects in Wales. Not because the Polish or Germans wants to pay directly for the development of Cardiff or Swansea, but they do, as a part of the EU. It’s like the whole article tried to forget that part and forget the lost funding of Universities and Colleges by EU grants and funds. But, hey the UK don’t need that.

Than he had to reveal a lie, a fixed number to sound brash, a loud and high voiced 350 million pounds a week. Not like the sums that it cost for trading, being a member and also single market opportunity has its advantages, that is why the Tories are positive for staying it and not wanting to leave that part of the union. As part of the free-trade paradigm. Because the British knows they need to trade with the EU and their Financial Institutions are benefiting from it. That he has to use an artificial high number to say, we get wealthy if we leave and can spend it on the sick. Is just playing pitiful politics with businesses and livelihood. Not that he has a single solution or program to fix the ceasing of dozens bilateral agreements. That is something David Davis and other knuckleheads can fix.

So as the months are going, he suddenly says actually “If we plan….” like they shouldn’t have had a plan before the vote or withdrawal, before the announcement and letter delivered to the European Union. It shows the disregard of the public and the businesses. That the Tories had no plan, David Cameron, never wanted to leave and therefore fled the post as Prime Minister. So the Tories-DUP, initially has to plan, since the haven’t done that already. Their own Foreign Minister is stating that on the 16th September 2017, that if they plan… If they plan.

Just consider that for a moment and think of the time since the letter was sent to European Commission, even further back to the Brexit Election. Clearly, if they plan, they might not get to hurt or to bad of a deal with the EU. Not like it is giving the public hope of their negotiations tactics or framework. Since they still at the planning stage. Peace.

Reference:

Boris Johnson – ‘How Brexit Britain will triumph’ (16.09.2017) – Facebook Article/Daily Telegraph

CNARED-GIRITEKA: Declaration Relative aux Massacres des Refugies Burundais en RDC (16.09.2017)

Declaration Commune des Mouvements Citoyens Africains sur la Situation Sociopolitique au Togo (13.09.2017)

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