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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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Blogger and activist @eskinder_nega tells @AJEnglish that after his planned protest tomorrow was banned by #AddisAbaba police now members of his group- the Balderas council- are being rounded up and arrested by police. #Ethiopia
.@eskinder_nega says around fifty of his members have been arrested. His demonstration- due to be held in Meskel Square on Sunday- was to protest “failing democratic transition” in #Ethiopia. He had asked for permission from city council to hold it 15 days ago.
I should add that these arrests that Nega says are ongoing come just over 24 hours after PM Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
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Thread On #Jubaland :

Background info and geopolitical history of post civil war Jubaland in a nutshell.
#Jubaland is important b/c of :

- Proximity to Kenya (maritime dispute area entirely lies here)

- Resources

- Security wise - the only region in #Somalia where a complete province is under the full grip of AS.

- Cosmopolitan nature - rich in diversity
Jubaland constitutes 3 administrative regions / provinces:

1. Gedo; HQ- Garbaharey
2. Lower Jubba (Jubbada Hoose); HQ- Kismayo
3. Middle Jubba (Jubbada Dhexe); HQ - Bu'ale.

Other big towns are Bardere, Jilib, Afmadow & the commercial border towns of Beled Hawa and Dobley.
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Knowing how committed the PM is about the Riverside project, it might be impossible to advise him to focus on things that matter most to the majority poor #AddisAbebe. Here are my tips 2make it more beneficial:
1. Resettle displaced residents 2condos located in the inner-city 1/5
& exempt them from paying downpayment & provide them jobs 2enable them 2pay their mortgage;
2. Introduce Ad valorem property tax 2recapture the ⬆️ in property value;
3. Transfer plots of land only through tender;
4. Force high-end housing developers to allocate at least 30% 2/5
of their units for affordable housing (equivalent to condo price);
5. In the riverside parks allow mobile food stall markets for the unemployed youth.
6. Allocate land for plant nurseries to unemployed youth along the river;
7. collect 15% capital gains tax from all property 3/5
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Let me debunk some myths created by the 3D rendering of the #AddisAbaba riverside project
Myth1. Tourism-#Ethiopia's competitive advantage in the sector isn't waterfront devt. Any sane tourist interested in waterfront devt prefers to go to Shibuya Stream, Tokyo or Tampa 1/10
Riverwalk, Florida or V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Our tourism competitive advantage is in historical sites, landscape & wildlife. let's invest in our heritage & parks.
Myth2.Tourism-related jobs-of course the construction & the est. of business around it will create jobs. 2/10
However, the jobs created compared to the total amount spent is minuscule. Had we invested a similar amount in agro-processing parks, it would have solved huge unemployment & helped 2transform our agrarian economy.
Myth3. Diplomatic Capital-yes #AddisAbaba hosts AU & ECA 3/10
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The response of the public to the humanitarian crisis in #Gedeo Zone, Southern #Ethiopia over the last 24 hours has exceeded what has been done since it all began last year, 2018.
If you look at it honestly, the crisis they face today is the result of the failure to see the humanity of each other and to not respond with love and kindness to this human tragedy. It has only deepened as it has been ignored.
In the last 24 hours, countless numbers of Ethiopians have proven that we are indeed capable of great kindness. We do not have to bring it from somewhere else, like foreign aid; instead, it is within us.
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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX has crashed m, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. #ET302
This is the second fatal crash involving a @Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft.
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On the eve of #IWD2019 it is a joy to digest the groundbreaking @GlobalHlth5050 #EqualityWorks Report findings, released in #AddisAbaba earlier today

See thread below ⬇️ for summary of key findings

#GH5050 #TimesUp #BalanceforBetter
1. Gender equality. Do the Right Thing

- #Genderequality = #humanright AND prerequisite for achieving universal, sustainable social, economic & environmental progress #UHC

- Gender equality benefits everyone: men, women and gender diverse people

#GH5050 #EqualityWorks #IWD2019
2. Organisational commitment to #genderequality on the rise

- 70% (143/198) #globalhealth orgs in review publicly state commitment to gender equality in mission
- This represents improvement from 2018
- Orgs also ⬆️recognition that gender equality benefits everyone (men, trans+)
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At the @UrbanAge_ Conference in Addis. Follow this thread for my live tweets and commentary over the next two days as we discuss a range of important topics with several distinguished guests. @LSECities #DevelopingUrbanFutures #UrbanAge
Ricky Burdett from @LSECities stating that 80% of Singapore’s population lives in affordable public housing. #UrbanAge
Prof. Alcinda Honwana on the “politics of waithood”: “Waithood is preparing them to be creative and find solutions to their livelihoods [...] It also represents a period of political marginalization”. Fascinating analytical lens through which to understand the Qeero. #UrbanAge
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Thread on the situation in #Ethiopia and particularly #AddisAbaba, in light of the events in #Burayu.
1/ It’s been an extremely difficult couple of days for #Ethiopia and I do not say that because lives were lost and violence has rocked parts of the city. Addis is resilient and has seen a lot in the last 100 years.
2/ I say that because the violence was not perpetrated by the government (as has been the case in the past), but by a mob of young criminals who felt entitled to steal, rape and massacre by ethnically identifying their 23 victims. See @AaronMG 's article…
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#Ethiopia: As per @fanatelevision, Takele Uma, Mayor of #AddisAbaba city, "today visited condo dwellers at #KoyeFeche site", in the southern outskirt of Addis, off #Addis-#Adama expressway. "The residents have complained about lack of infrastructure, such as water & electricity."
#ContextMatters: As early as 2012, AS asked if condominiums in #AddisAbeba were becoming "Slums in the making"… "existing problem of infrastructure in some sites such as Jemo, the biggest condominium site hosting 10, 000 houses, is not an end in itself"
"So far, the issue of lack, or in some cases absence, of a functioning infrastructure has been widely discussed as a national agenda. In the past the gov has admitted, more than once,that a few essential things have gone terribly wrong while planning for the massive construction"
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#Ethiopia:#AddisAbaba City Council to hold extraordinary session tomrw to approve city's cabinet.The current cabinet has finished its mandate in April, but elections were postponed. An extraordinary meeting by the council picked Takele Uma (pic) as new Mayor with a rank of deputy
Background News: #AddisAbeba city council appoints a new mayor -… Takele will have the official title of a deputy mayor because he is not a member of the city’s council. However he will have the full responsibilities of a mayor.
Update: The ongoing extraordinary meeting of #AddisAbeba city council approved 18 new cabinet members forwarded by the current deputy mayor Takele Uma. It also sworn in Abebech Negash (*pic), a new speaker for the city council. She previously worked at the city's education bureau
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