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What do feminists have to say on #COVID19. A thread on Resources from (mostly) Global South thinkers.
Why Nigeria knows better how to fight corona than the US By @crystalsimeoni (Crystal Simeoni) #Afrifem
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How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect informal workers. Insights from Kenya by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui #Afrifem
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#Storytelling.

Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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This could be huge! Victims have been waiting for justice for widespread atrocities committed in #Darfur for 15+ years. Keen to have more details on plans for #Bashir to at last face the #ICC charges against him. Some further info on case at @hrw: hrw.org/news/2019/05/0…
@hrw I first began working on the campaign to see perpetrators of widespread crimes in #Darfur held to account in 2004 as @HRW continued to document the extreme brutality against civilians: hrw.org/news/2004/09/2…
@hrw It was time when the prospect of the #UNSC coming together to ensure justice for the gravest crimes at the #ICC was more on the table than in recent years. (see: hrw.org/news/2014/05/2…). But given the #US anti-ICC position, it was far from a foregone conclusion.
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Murray William Kanyama Chiume was by no means a political midget. He was a true African nationalist leader who not onlyassisted in the liberation of Nyasaland form colonial oppression, but was a friend of many African leaders who shared the same freedom aspirations to his own.
His relationship with Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda, whose parents some believe came from Nkhata Bay before settling in Kasungu, making the two vitual “homeboys” was to say the least a father and son relationship.
Chiume was born in Nkhata Bay District Nyasaland , and described his given name, Kanyama, as meaning "another piece of meat for you," a wry joke by parents who had grown wearily accustomed to death in their family.
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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My current #Working #Research #Topic: "A Review of the #CommonMonetaryArea of #SouthernAfrica: Are Client Countries Better-off De-Linking from the #Anchor #Economy?". I'm using #OptimumCurrencyArea #OCA #Theory to analyse the #CMA arrangement. Draft will be ready January end..!
The #CommonMonetaryArea of #SouthernAfrica or #CMA could seem to some (mostly the technically inclined) to be a no-brainer & a clear natural #OptimumCurrencyArea given the historical links between the #anchor #SouthAfrica & the #clients (#Lesotho #Eswatini & #Namibia)...
Be that as it may, 2020 marks 46 years since the #RandMonetaryArea - #RMA agreement and 34 years since the RMA was revised to establish the #CommonMonetaryArea - #CMA between #SouthAfrica, #Lesotho, Swaziland (now, #Eswatini) and #Namibia...
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In the early hours of Friday, a #US led airstrike targeted a convoy exiting the #Baghdad International Airport, killing #Qassem_Soleimani,the commander of #Iran’s terrorist #Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Hashd al-Shaabi in #Iraq.
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The death of #Soleimani caused a stir across the globe and filled the ranks of the #Iranian regime with terror. Regime supreme leader #Khamenei declared three days of mourning for his regime personally attended an emergency meeting of the Supreme National Security Council.
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In a statement, the #SNSC described the death of Soleimani as a “great blow to the world of Islam.” Political observers and analysts perceive the demise of #Soleimani as a turning point in the region and an irreparable blow to the mullahs’ regime ruling #Iran.
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Being in #Soweto at @abantubookfest_ with fellow #African authors and readers was the perfect way to bring this year and this decade to a radical and revolutionary crescendo! #abantubookfest
I have returned home from @Abantu_ with my heart full of radical, revolutionary love and my mind bubbling with ideas #abantubookfest
And always @Abantu_: “A womxn’s place is in the revolution,” Assata Shakur #abantubookfest
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14. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya

#Libya #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #terrorism #NATOCRIMES #WorldHypocrisy #Imperialism
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
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FRIDAY: #KampalaGeopolitics Day 2 will be some day!
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TODAY: #Keynote ▶️ “Africa In The World…And The World In #Africa: The ‘Kategaya Doctrine’ by Charles Onyango-Obbo at 9.30am.

✳️ Followed by some 'explosive' round tables & panels #Culture #Politics #Tech
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SAMSON TUSIIME: The #KampalaGeopolitics panel list shows media doesn't have to get talking points & sound bites from same people every damn time. And most importantly, there are enough QUALIFIED #women not to have manels on ANY topic. #Namate
📷 @KasUganda @Sambannz @reachahand
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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Thread: Amazing resource for tracking corporate #taxhaven strategies&costs. What stands out: absence of data for Africa, ME, etc. We have to talk more abt costs of #taxavoidance for low-income countries, beginning w history of shifting profits from the late colonial world 1/n
The overall amount of profits shifted/cost incurred will be bigger for countries such as US and Europe. But the recent #mauritiusleaks showed that #African countries are hurt by multinational strategies of using tax havens to route investments and book profits 2/n
In a forthcoming article in Past and Present, I show how white European settlers, businessmen, officials etc liquidated their assets during decolonization, fearful of newly independent governments and their attitude towards foreigners and their money. The choice was often 3/n
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
American mercenaries – the corruption of America’s military
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
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Our #African rulers don't just want unseemly opulence on earth while in power; many of them also apparently enjoy marbled sepulchres for their abode in the hereafter. Mobutu Sense Seko, who's buried in far-away Morocco resides in one. He's in good company though...
Two pioneers of the Independence struggle, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah in Accra & Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi, rest in pretty "befitting" surroundings. But, you may say their mausoleums are also fitting national monuments for founders of their respective countries.
Like Nkrumah & Jomo Kenyatta, Mgwazi, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda led his country, Malawi, to Independence & died outside his country in Johannesburg, South Africa. This necro-palace is his most lasting legacy it seems.
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12. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya

#Libya #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #terrorism #NATOCRIMES #WorldHypocrisy #Imperialism
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
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On knowledge-acquisition:

It has no expiry date.
On hope:

It never dies.
It only grows.
On success:

"Wanna fly? You gotta give up the shit that weighs you down."

Toni Morrison (1931 - 2019)
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Like announced, I'll start a thread on the symbolism of the (in)famous black & white banner in #Islam. This comprehensive thread will explore its historical origins and cover a list of its contemporary users from a neutral #academic point of view. Not for the faint of heart. 😄
As a political leader & head of a growing religious community, the #prophet Muḥammad used to fly a banner (liwāʾ) and a flag (rāya). The difference? According to the #dictionary, a banner is "a long piece of cloth" while a flag is "a piece of cloth that represents a group."
The Companion Ibn al-ʿArabī was quoted in Fatḥ al-Bārī (6/147) as saying: "A banner is what is tied to the side of a spear to rally around, while a flag is that which is planted and left to be waved by the wind."
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For #IAmTheSudanRevolution #TweetChat today, some background:
Population: 41,592million
Land-mass: 1,886m km² (2ice size of #Nigeria, 3rd largest in #Africa)
Legal Situation: Emergency rule under military Junta (TMC)
Neighbours: CAR, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea; Ethiopia; Libya; Red-Sea
There are many on-going & active conflicts in Sudan. Three are notable in Blue Nile to the South East; Darfur to the West, & Kordofan in the South. The Status of the resource-rich border settlement of Abyei remains unresolved.
#IAmTheSudanRevolution
In 2011, South Sudan became an independent country, separating from Sudan under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The crisis in the South escalated with the adoption of Sharia by the military regime of Gen. Gaafar El-Nimieri in 1984
#IAmTheSudanRevolution
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@o_enzocrypto Great question Oenzo. I guess it's about time I laid out my overall #uranium #investment strategy. This thread will walk you thru my own personal strategy based on my own higher risk tolerance/experience. Note that I trade almost exclusively on Canada's TSX/TSX-V. Here goes...
@o_enzocrypto 1/ Always build a portfolio with core positions of strength. For me that's highest grade, highest quality undeveloped #U3O8 deposits in #Canada's #AthabascaBasin. Fission #Uranium $FCU, Denison Mines $DML, NexGen $NXE are top pick deposits with highest takeout potential.💰🛒
@o_enzocrypto 2/ For Top Pick US Exposure to any #Section232 #Uranium trade action I own Energy Fuels $EFR and UR-Energy $URE as my largest US holdings. For additional leverage to US #Section232 I own near-term developers Anfield $AEC, Azarga $AZZ and Western $WUC with huge upside potential.
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Attacks on civil, political & associational rights are now de rigeur for populist authoritarianism. These attacks take the form of systematic constraints on #CivicSpace. @godfreymusila's new rpt for @freedomhouse tracks how these attacks spread in #Africa
freedomhouse.org/report/special…
Since 2004 in #Africa, according to the rpt by @freedomhouse, many #African countries have attempted, adopted or are in the process of adopting laws or policies improperly constraining the #CivicSpace & political rights
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To begin with, at least 12 #African countries, including: Algeria, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, & Zambia, have adopted laws adversely constraining NGOs & the #CivicSpace since 2004
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Interesting things are happening in democratic participation & leadership replacement in #Africa. The trends are important. In two years, some of the most authoritarian & longest serving African leaders have gone in circumstances that the "experts" cldn't predict...
In Algeria, President Bouteflika has bn in power for 20 yrs
In Sudan, Bashir did 30
In Angola, Dos Santos did 35
In Zimbabwe, Mugabe was in power for 37yrs
Between them they were in power for a total of 122 yrs or an average of 30.5 yrs each.
None of these men lost an election yet all of them are now out, kicked out by the system & ppl that they ruled with an iron fist. They were not the only ones. In Ethiopia, the democratic centralism of the ruling EPRDF coalition also chewed & spat out former PM, Desalegn
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In 2015, communities of Hippo Pool, Kakosa, Shimulala & Hellen in Zambia's #CopperBelt, accused Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of UK multi-national, Vedanta, of poisoning their water sources, saying their rivers had become "rivers of acid"
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According to the communities, KCM had been spilling Sulphuric acid other toxic chemicals into the water sources. In May 2018, police in Tamil Nadu, India, killed 13 ppl who were protesting similar environmental abuse by a Vedanta-owned smelting plant
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So, in Zambia, the community elected to sue, not before Zambian courts but in London, where Vedanta has its HQ. The company cynically argued the case shd be heard in Zambia (where it can manipulate the courts). The villagers didn't trust their own courts
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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum
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Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
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Today is #WorldKidneyDay, so here is a thread about living on #dialysis & #OrganDonation. My name is Belinda Otas. I’m #African. I’m #Nigerian. I'm #Benin. I’m #British & I’m #Black. Beyond the nationalities or passports with my name, I also believe in our shared humanity.
I was 16, when I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF.) I had no idea what was happening to me because at the time, it made no sense. However, I remember the pain of that period like noonday. I lived on dialysis until i was 22. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
It took over my teenage years. I don’t remember having much of a life as a teenager because dialysis was 3x a week & every session was 4hrs. Add the time it takes to recover from being exhausted by the process, my day was pretty much over. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
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