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🍻 President @CyrilRamaphosa recently bemoaned #SouthAfrica’s position “as one of the countries in the world that has a high alcohol consumption level”.

But what % of #SouthAfricans drink alcohol? Where does the country rank internationally?

We checked. bit.ly/3eU51FK
@CyrilRamaphosa The latest @WHO data shows that, on average, #SouthAfricans over 15 consumed 9.3 litres of pure alcohol each in 2016. The figure was 16.2 litres for men & 2.7 litres for women. bit.ly/3eU51FK
@CyrilRamaphosa Based on these figures, #SouthAfrica ranked 50th out of 195 countries for total alcohol consumed per capita in 2016.

Moldova took the top spot with a per capita consumption of 15.2 litres, followed closely by Lithuania (15 litres) & the Czech Republic (14.4 litres). Image
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Had the pleasure of discussing with leading #tech activists on the use of #BigData in #elections in #Africa & the implications for #democracy. With elections in #Guinea #CôtedIvoire #Niger #Burkina #Ghana, the issue is high on the agenda! Thx @Info_Activism! Key resources below. Image
Think #BigData is not being harnessed for political influence in #WestAfrica? Read @simonallison's article on the use of data in the 2019 presidential #election in #Senegal and think again!
mg.co.za/article/2019-0…
For a deep (and chilling) dive into data-driven campaigning, what it means, how it works, the companies behind it and the services they offer (psychometric profiling, robotcalls, geotracking, etc.), read @Info_Activism's excellent report: tacticaltech.org/#/news/persona…
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Most of you know that wages in the United States have remained stagnant since 1980, when adjusted for inflation. Do you realize, however, that the US is a global #empire and that we are likely witnessing the fall of that empire?

That's right, the US has political or... 1/16
#military control of much of the world. That comes from military support of dictatorships and right wing leaders throughout Central and South America, throughout #Africa and in parts of #Asia, such as India and the Philippines. But that also includes economic control, and... 2/16
economically, we also have a huge amount of control (although not total) over most of #Europe and some of the countries in Asia where we don't have political/military control.

Our "capitalist" system has been corrupted and subverted by the forces of greed. Our once... 3/16
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“Many young and beginning farmers start out in local markets. Some stay there, and some scale up.” - Tom Vilsack

On our #TheAfricanFarmersStories edition today, our guest is another young agropreneur making his mark in the industry. Join us at 2pm WAT.
Good afternoon, everyone. In a short while, we'll commence our interview session with our guest on today's edition of #TheAfricanFarmersStories

My name is Edobong Akpabio, your host on this Series. Let's get to know a little about this amazing agropreneur, John Agboola.
John Agboola is an agriculturist/farmer with a passion for agricultural research for development. He is a value chain catalyst with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
#TheAfricanFarmersStories
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#Russia denies:
• paying the #Taliban to kill US troops
• murdering a #Putin enemy in Berlin
• invading #Ukraine
• shooting down #MH17
• sending mercenaries to #Libya
• murdering British citizens with a nerve agent in #Salisbury
• hacking #Germany's parliament
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• manipulating the 2016 #US election
• bombing schools in #Syria
• murdering Boris #Nemtsov
• organizing a coup in #Montenegro
• murdering a #Putin enemy in London
• financing #nazis in the US and #EU
• causing #nuclear accidents that poison #Scandinavia
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• bombing hospitals in #Syria
• trying to annex #Belarus
• murdering journalists in #Africa
• occupying territory of #Georgia
• providing weapons to the #Taliban

and so on and on.

#Russia declared #war against the West in 2014. It's time to fight back.
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Thread with some bits from my @researchEdhome talk today in which I thoroughly indulged myself & talked endlessly about history, with special mentions to brill work of @SuzanneLPowell @jcarrollhistory @whitburn_robin @Justice2History @PaulaLoboWorth @mrwbw @kenradical @histassoc
This is where we finished up: a guide for better (curriculum- centred) conversations betw senior & middle leaders. It is #notachecklist. Repeat: NOT a checklist! Not an audit tool! Use it as a short cut to a bureaucratic management exercise, & it self-combusts. @researchEdhome
So how did we get there? I celebrated the published work of 5 teachers & did my best to get at just a tiny bit of WHY they had become so productive in their curricular theorising, so useful to others & producers of such quality curricula. What is the significance of their work?
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@MouradTeyeb A pertinent 2017 NYT piece on a #France-in-#Africa discussion:

“The Rwanda intervention is the most symbolic of the more than 50 FRENCH MILITARY INTERVENTIONS IN AFRICA”…#French forces are still involved in Africa…"

#Libya #Haftar #Libyaoil #oilandgas
nytimes.com/2017/12/13/wor…
@MouradTeyeb Rwanda case: French history of “complicity” in Africa from Mitterrand>Macron: “#France was part of the planning, part of the conception & part of the execution of the genocide”

Another case of #French complicity is #Haftar in #Tripoli?

#Libya #Libyaoil
nytimes.com/2017/12/13/wor…
@MouradTeyeb #Macron in #Libya: #Derna.
#KhalifaHaftar has received decisive assistance from #France in the form of a recon aircraft operated by CAE Aviation, a company which also works for the #French external Intel service”-#DGSE

#Haftar #Libyaoil #OilAndGas #ليبيا
africaintelligence.com/north-africa_p…
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"It's another rainy day
but, the farmer doesn't complain."

In a short while, we will kick-off today's edition of our Tweet Chat Series, #TheAfricanFarmersStories, a programme that recognizes and celebrates the #African farmer.

My name is Edobong Akpabio, your host. Welcome!
Evans Larbi is the CEO of Beit farms, one of the major companies in the Agricultural industry in Ghana. He is a young farmer whose inspiration stems from an early introduction to farming as a family activity.
#TheAfricanFarmersStories
Evans is a Farmer, Aggregator, Facilitator, Trainer, Marketer and Advocate for Rural Women & Youth in Agriculture. He has confidence that Agriculture is Africa’s answer to economic and unemployment challenges.
#TheAfricanFarmersStories
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Come rain, come shine,
The farmer remains radiant with smiles!!!

Yes, that's our story. We wouldn't have it any other way. In today's edition of #TheAfricanFarmersStories we continue the conversation on making #Africa great through #agribusiness Join us at 2pm WAT. Image
“He who doesn’t regard agriculture will truly value it when food becomes scarce!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

In a short while from now, we'll be jawing with our guest, Elizabeth Okullow.

Topic: Making Africa Great Through Agribusiness

#TheAfricanFarmersStories
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Elizabeth Okullow is an agripreneur from Kenya, who is passionate about agriculture and entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder and CEO of Lafamia Greens, an agribusiness company.
#TheAfricanFarmersStories
#AfricaRising
@kenyanchamber
@RuralInt
@CropLifeKenya
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How George Floyd & 7-Sigma #Minnesota lead to #California medical drone tech 🔥 #CuiBono $$$
7-Sigma Wyrobek has a NASA/aerospace link 🗝

His son, Keenan, owns Zipline, a #California medical drone tech company. How convenient! 🙄
See how #Minnesota 7-Sigma Simulation Systems (mannequin 😁 or aka GF) manufacturer’s son saves lives in #Africa w/his medical drones! Whoo hoo!

businessinsider.com/zipline-drone-…
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#ProfilesOfEminentGambians
Born in 1742 to a sarahuli family that lived In Wuli, Fenda was described as a free woman of material substance and a considerable slave trader who lived in Kaur. She migrated to Georgia USA in May 1772 in search of a better life.
Her father worked at a British owned factory around the coast like Wulitenda, Bansang tenda and Nianija. Where her mother worked as a maid for white traders. The numerous Mulatto women traders who operated up river must have inspired Fenda into trading.
Although she wasn’t mixed, she nonthless belonged to the singnara class because of her wealth and European husband named James Lawrence who was the employer of her parents in Kaur. James being away most of the time, Fenda ran the business in Nianimaro and Kaur.
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Migrating out of Poverty
The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium focuses on the relationship between internal and regional #migration and #poverty in #Africa and #Asia. It is funded by the UK’s @DFID_UK and coordinated out of the @SussexUni.
Stories from the Southern Route
#Ethiopia has been a focus country for #EU directives and #IOM action plans to control irregular migration towards #SouthAfrica, #Libya and the #MiddleEast.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
#Migrants & #Smugglers
This comic is based on research conducted by Doudou Gueye, the @unirankorg in collaboration with @priyadeshingkar, the @SussexUni, in the Casamance area of Senegal.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
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Ok. #MotherEarth needs her own THREAD.
I'm gonna post my latest find here.
Blow your mind.
From #MurderHornets to #MurderMosquitos to #MicroplasticRain.In fact I just started the last 2hashtags.Shit's gettingWeird& I'm about 2 share it all together.#BlueTeam must win. 4Man&Earth
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“I changed my first name formally to Africanfarmer in 2004 because God told me there would soon be an agricultural revolution and that I would be stirring farms to success across Africa .” - Afioluwa AfricanFarmer Mogaji

#TheAfricanFarmersStories.
@edobong_akpabio
@agricwatch
Join us at 2pm today for our Twitter Chat Series on #TheAfricanFarmersStories.

Our guest? You guessed right - the quintessential farmer, AfricanFarmer Mogaji @AfricanFarmerM
Good afternoon, everyone and welcome to today's Tweet Chat with @AfricanFarmerM on the #TheAfricanFarmersStories series. My name is Edobong Akpabio @edobong_akpabio your host, and I'm very excited about our guest...you'll soon know why!
@TMC_Nig
@lagoschamber
@MadedorVictoria
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#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 we bring you the story of #Mumbai's only #botanicalgarden, one of its most important environmental assets. Read the thread to know more about the founding of this important #green lung which was established together with #BDLMuseum in late 19th century
The Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan, formerly known as Victoria Gardens, was established with the #BDLMuseum as it's sister institution, enabling each other as "a Hall of Wonder and a Garden of Delight".
#WorldEnvironmentDay2020 @mybmc #botanicalgarden
A group of #Mumbai's eminent citizens- Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, #DavidSassoon, #JamsetjeeJeejeebhoy, and Sir #GeorgeBirdwood, later curator of the #BDLMuseum, decided to establish a botanical garden and a museum to study the #flora, #fauna and #culture of the Bombay Presidency. 
@mybmc
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#AfricanNeuroscience [Thread]

Ever wondered what #Neuroscience research looks like in #Africa? For 3 years, we have been working on profiling the neuroscience research landscape in the continent’s 54 countries. Very excited to share our latest work: biorxiv.org/content/10.110…

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Why is this important?
#Africa has real potential in #Neuroscience, but needs help to rise from its current position! To do this, we need accurate data that reflects the heterogeneity of research across the continent's 54 countries.

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Such data is lacking, as previous estimates about research outputs from #Africa are mostly inaccurate, partly because it is difficult to tell whether the research was, in fact, conducted within Africa or outside the continent in collaboration with #Africanscientists

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Here's a breakdown of why and how we redesigned NALA bit.ly/3eNZQ9Y #MobileMoney #UXDesign #Africa #Tanzania
1. Quick recap: NALA is a mobile money application that helps put together mobile money wallets in one app. With it, you can make payments and cash-out while offline and at no additional costs! 😃
2. Because of the accounts integration, NALA gives you access to a smart transaction history across all wallets for free!
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After receiving global backlash for ridiculing African Herbal Remedies that founded Medicine profession, WHO Director DR. Tredos finally congratulated Madagascar’s efforts in the fight against #Covid19 during the conference call held yesterday
WHO will sign a non-disclosure agreement with #Madagascar on the herbal treatment formulation.
But why is it that they are more interested in how its made if they said there is no proof it works?
#Africa should protect its traditional medicine technology.
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Nigeria Chickening Out the Futures of her Enterprising Youths - @SMBofAfrica

Totems and mythology on chickens evidenced the complexities & complicity inherent in how nature and human systems usually inadvertently & capriciously nurture chicks premised on showiness Image
African #History confirms how the #Futures of #Africa looked promising premised on the age range of the sets of leaders that took over from the imperialists. Whereas, WEB DuBuois & Marcus Garvey had already been disappointed and disinterested.
@Afrofuturism Image
Coming back to CHICKS..... Chicks and the process that produce them are symbolic of the youths and the process of nurturing the energies and ideas of the youths....... Mother Chickens usually produce EGGS. But not all eggs can produce chicks... An egg must be fertile and .... Image
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#COVID19 cases in the Indian states as of 16th May 2020.

#IndiaFightsCoronavirus #DailyUpdates

Visit ORF's #COVIDTrackerorfonline.org/covid19-tracke…
Confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa as of 16th May 2020 are 78,194.

Region wise #COVID19 cases in Africa are:

#NorthAfrica 25,637
#WestAfrica 22,944
#CentralAfrica 7,437
#EastAfrica 7,486
#SouthernAfrica 14,690

Visit ORF's #COVIDTracker: orfonline.org/covid19-tracke…
#COVID19 updates from #CoronaTracker

#IndiaFightsCoronavirus #DailyUpdates

For more interesting facts, figures and perspectives from ORF's #COVIDTrackerorfonline.org/covid19-tracke…
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Here is the thing: as an African, i am drawn between the horns of a dilemma. Europeans want me to denounce my birthright and sell my country for 20 pieces of silver. My own African leaders want me to accept the corrupt status quo by cornering me into docility &

#AfricaResponds
political oblivion, where any question i ask is interpreted to be an act rebellion meant to agitate the masses against them and cause alarm and despondency.

#AfricaResponds
#Africa
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Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus
If reporting doesn’t improve, the creativity and agency of swaths of humanity will be lost to history

We needed this article to be written for months. Thank you @Nanjala1-I share some of ur pearls 🧵
thenation.com/article/world/…
"As #Covid19 races its way across #Africa, there are 2 stories happening at once. 1st t is of governments using their armies and militarized police to beat, threaten, and shoot their way to #publichealth."
"2nd is of communities knitting together their meager resources to fill..
"the gap of absent states...of tailors across informal settlements in Nairobi & Mombasa sewing face masks out of scrap fabric & handing them out for free after price gouging by commercial suppliers."
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Africa's 1st #nobel laureate Wole Soyinka explains how the church created the African version of the devil from the Orisha God Eshu. #distortion #destruction #violence of Xtianity.
Watch the SELL-OUT #ricebag or #cassavabag priest on the right with no AFRICAN pride
This is the majestic Eshu of the Orisha religion who became the devil in Africa. SOUND familiar? Ma Kaali has this unique designation as well.Tried and true methods
#missionkaali #SleepingHindus need to learn and combat #conversionmafia spread the word by RTing #Africa #African
Some #African s are fighting back by bringing back the majestic Eshu of the Orisha religion
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I have provided social & political commentary on #Malawi for the past 18 years.

In all these years, the only constant has been the resolve of Malawians (at various intervals) to rise up and defend institutions of Democracy. These institutions, at critical moments, have listened.
In the midst of poverty, lack of imagination, endless circuses, games of cards, hope for a better #Malawi has persisted. It is hope found in the young fishermen on the lakeshore; the hope of young women creatives who continue to create - to do. The hope of young Patriots.
It is with this hope, that I began asking myself how I could contribute to the 'development' of #Malawi, I country I grew up hearing and learning about during my father's time in exile.

When he could finally go back, in 1994, it was out of hope for better things to come.
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