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@IHME_UW (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) and @UWMedicine (University of Washington’s School of Medicine), no lightweights, have come out with
global projections of #COVID19 by nation.
Short summary 👇…
They modelled 3 scenarios:
1. Worse case:
- mask usage stays at current rates, and,
- governments continue relaxing social distancing requirements.
This leads to 4.0 million total deaths by the end of the year.
Best case:
- mask usage is near-universal, and,
- governments impose social distancing requirements when their daily death rate exceeds 8 per million.
This leads to 2.0 million total deaths if by the end of the year.
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@whoospydaisy1 @Ash_Hirani @LozzaFox 1. OK

So show us where "history is being rewritten to be more accurate Not erased Just corrected"

To enable us to learn Africa was collection of #SlaveStates long before #Whitey returned

Where human sacrifice & cannibalism were practiced on captives

Where most males butchered
@whoospydaisy1 @Ash_Hirani @LozzaFox 2. Show us where your rewriters corrected history to teach you #AFRICANS butchered most of bros they captured as of little or no market value & too dangerous to let live until #AtlanticSlaveTrade SAVED them by providing a market

Where taught you while enormous local slave market
@whoospydaisy1 @Ash_Hirani @LozzaFox 3. Show us where your correctors of history taught you while vast local #African & Eastern market for women & children up to 90% died on forced marches to distant slave markets

And what few men was market for in East castrated first with up to 90% death rate

And show us where..
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They have #HaitianDay parades, #Carribbean celebrations, #NigerianSuccess award ceremonies. That's all good, but time an #Indigenous #ADOS ppl. celebrate our #Unique #beautiful #History its a problem, now it's you don't want to be #African. So we should erase our ancestors
Forget our Grandmothers figuratively speaking. And the family history she taught us? Should we not acknowledge our cuisine and how it came to be? Should we stop eating cornbread, collard green with smoked turkey in exchange for fufu?
Should we forget our grandfathers that fought in various wars. The American Revolution, The civil war, The Seminole war, Gullah wars? Our grandfathers that were 3 generations deep #Navy men? Should we forget our land we owned down south?
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#TheAfricanFarmersStories tells of the passion, resilience & strength of the farmers in #Africa. Many don't understand their needs & pain but everyone is a beneficiary of their sweat.

Please join us tomorrow at 2pm for another eye opener on the exploits of the #African farmer.
“Farming is not just farming; it is also marketing. When selecting the crop to plant, take the market into consideration. Farming is interesting. Learn the trick!’ - Yinka Adesola

“I found myself on the farm because I found agriculture to be fabulous. I found that the most important thing to combat in my country is hunger. By learning to feed ourselves, we may be able to satisfy our domestic market.”
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These charts are already well known to those interested in #socioeconomicdevelopment, but this is not the case for the vast majority of the public, whose notion is that things are only getting worse. The #Asiansuccess is due, in large measure, to the transition to a + economy made by #China and also note, how the #African continent took a leap leaving the #American continent behind, which is partly, as we well know, due to the an attitude that is refractory to the opening of the market and measures for productivity in #LatinAmerica.
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@jjmgerald @WestHullensian @JToulson Oh sorry I thought you set a new precedent by changing that rule to you can come up with facts without regurgitating the evidence over & over again

Even if you've come up with total bollocks like you continually do

Especially about #Slavery
@jjmgerald @WestHullensian @JToulson Sorry I thought you set a new precedent by changing that rule to you can come up with facts without regurgitating the evidence over & over again

Even if you've come up with total bollocks like you continually do

Especially about #Slavery

And #Slavs

Here's more from #Woke #BBC
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Ethiopia’s Grand [Renaissance] Nile [#Abay] Dam (#GERD) Represents Justice, Not a Threat‼️
By Mahlet Ayele Beyecha (@Maallot)

✅ Rather than adjusting to the new reality, #Cairo tries to uphold the unjust historic agreements.
The 2014 version of its national constitution makes the stance clear: “The state commits to protecting the Nile River, maintaining Egypt’s historic rights thereto.”

#Egypt and #Egyptian’s maintains that they rely on the Nile for 90 percent of their water.
In January, Qatar’s Al Jazeera documented an Egyptian minister saying, other Nile basin countries have “other water sources but #Egypt has only Nile.” This is not a fact. Instead #Egypt has been using false information to play the victim.
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"I am proud to be a farmer". - Emmanuel Akotia

That is what happens when a young farmer sees the potential, opportunities & benefits of investing in #agriculture

Join us tomorrow August 17th for another edition of #TheAfricanFarmersStories
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"Farmers are a hearty, optimistic, and determined breed." - Jill Isenbarger

And I can add that the #African farmer is absolutely, amazing. Join us at 2pm today as we continue our programme on #TheAfricanFarmersStories

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Good afternoon, wonderful Twitter Family and welcome to another splendid edition of #TheAfricanFarmersStories

Our guest is a young and quite interesting farmer and... he has a lot to tell us. I am Edobong Akpabio, your host on the programme. Let's get to meet our guest!!!
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Special Report
"Last year, elite U.S. Special Operations forces were active in 22 #African countries. This accounts for 14 percent of all #American commandos deployed overseas..."
by @AlanRMacLeod… #Africa #military #mondaythoughts
Last year, elite U.S. Special Operations forces were active in 22 African countries."… #Africa #military #mondaythoughts #imperialism Image
"Militaries have intervened in changing regimes and staging #military #coups over the years, but technologically, they have been unable to maintain security in various #African countries..."
by @IAMansaray… #Africa #mondaythoughts
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“Agriculture was the first occupation of man, and as it embraces the whole earth, it is the foundation of all other industries.” – Edward W. Stewart

Join us tomorrow 2pm WAT for more #agriculture stories on #TheAfricanFarmersStories
"Being a farmer is a difficult & often thankless profession. Working the land & gaining a bountiful harvest is backbreaking labor that takes blood, sweat & tears. In all these, farmers have a vitally important role in the community." - Samantha Williams
How can we support the #african #farmer to improve the productivity, profitability and the sustainability of their business, livelihood and impact? These and more will occupy us today on our interview programme at 2.00pm WAT. Please join us!!! #TheAfricanFarmersStories
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Special Report
"... unconfirmed reports allege that #Israel participated in the war against #Yemen on behalf of the #Saudi-led coalition as a part of a series of covert interventions involving mercenary forces..."
by @AlhouthiAhmed… #yemencrisis #Friday
“Peace in Yemen cannot be secured through capitulation to Israel,”
by @AlhouthiAhmed… #Israel #Yemen #yemencrisis #Palestine #IsraelAttackedLebanon
"Given the nature of Israel’s recent wars against #Gaza and #Lebanon, it is unlikely that #Israel would feel constrained by any moral dilemma should they chose to launch #airstrikes against civilians in #Yemen."
by @AlhouthiAhmed…
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Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Undermining #HongKong ’s Autonomy
"Today, Treasury is sanctioning Carrie Lam, Chris Tang, Stephen Lo, John Lee Ka-chiu, Teresa Cheng, Erick Tsang, Xia Baolong, Zhang Xiaoming, Luo Huining, Zheng Yanxiong & Eric Chan."…
Today, the #US is designating 11 individuals responsible for the erosion of #HongKong ’s autonomy.
As a result of today’s action, all property & interests in property of the individuals named above, & of any entities that are owned, directly or indirectly, 50% / more by them, individually, / with other blocked persons, that are in the #USA / in the possession or control of
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The podcast @NewBooksAfroAm is a great podcast. Today I learned about a new book, "The Smell of Slavery: #Olfactory #Racism and the Atlantic World," by Andrew Kettler, a new book from #CambridgeUniversityPress.… /1
"Western European defined the #African subject as a scented object, appropriated as filthy to create levels of ownership through discourse that marked African peoples as unable to access spaces of Western modernity." #whitesupremacy… /2
African Americans used smell as #resistance during the centuries of their being held as property in the United States: for instance, putting cayenne on their feet so that dogs could not track them when they set out to claim their freedom./3
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“Farming and agriculture are the backbone of our society. Without farmers, we wouldn’t have access to food and other basic necessities.” - Samantha Williams

That's right! And we'll get to hear more tomorrow at 2pm WAT on #TheAfricanFarmersStories
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“As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.” – Willie Nelson

You bet! On #TheAfricanFarmersStories our work is cut out for us. We will recognize, celebrate & keep fighting for our farmers. Join us every Monday at 2pm WAT.
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“The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.” – Arthur Keith

And #African farmers are the most sustainable contributors to civilized life on the continent. Join us at 2pm WAT as we showcase their work & aspirations on #TheAfricanFarmersStories Image
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"Agriculture is the foundation of manufactures, since the productions of nature are the materials of art." - Edward Gibbon

Join us at 2pm today on #TheAfricanFarmersStories as we celebrate the work of an agropreneur whose production comes from nature's unique materials of art.
"Happiness first of all lies in good health." - Rashidat Raji-Siwoku, Founder of Gaiafarms Herbal Lifestyle
Good afternoon, dear Twitter family. I welcome you to today's edition of #TheAfricanFarmersStories where we recognize & celebrate the work of farmers all over #Africa

Our guest is another amazing #African farmer. Let's get to know her quickly while you take a ringside seat!!!
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This #SOASLangs week, we'll delve in our #African languages holdings @SOASLibrary and @SOAS_SpecColl, or rather just brush on their surface: with several 100s of languages and dialects represented, it is our most #multilingual collection!

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Let's start with #Swahili also known as #Kiswahili.

This @SOAS "Language for Lockdown" video is a great introduction to the 1,200 years history of Swahili: .

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@SOAS @CAS_SOAS @SOAS_SpecColl hold a great collection of Swahili manuscripts, see

Among them figure a few copies of al-Inkishafi "The Soul's Awakening", a 19th cent. poem by Sayyid Abdallah bin Ali bin Nassir.

#Swahili #SOASLangs #SOASfromHome #Inkishafi Image
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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.
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.
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1 reason why ordinary citizens in most #African countries don't take #COVID19 serious is they think it's a #BigMan's thing or God's anger with #AfricanBigMen.

In turn, the big men have converted the #virus into an electoral instrument. It's an interesting story. Come with me....
In April, 82 yo @PresAlphaConde in Conakry did referendum to extend his tenure to #LifePresident. 2 weeks thereafter, his powerful #ChiefOfStaff, Sékou Korouma, promptly died of suspected #COVID19…
In Ethiopia, the onset of #COVID19 forced the govt of PM, @AbiyAhmedAli to declare emergency. Citing inability to prepare, @NEBEthiopia postponed elections due Aug 29. Tenure of govt ends early sept. Now the have got extension.…
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1] Received the news of the demise of #Burundi #Pres #PierreNkuruzinza with mixed feelings.

Whereas i immediately felt compassion for his loved one, can't help but feel ashamed as an #African.

Like many others, his #Presidency captured what is wrong with #African #politics. Image
2] For those not aware, #PresNkuruzinza had just finished his controversial 3rd term which began in 2015.

Many #Burundians were massacred for opposing his last term.

He had become obsessed with his #Presidency like many other #African despots.

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3] Before #PresNkuruzinza stepped down, he pushed #Burundi into an election in the middle of #covid_19

He recklessly held rallies all over #Burundi

@WHO officials who cautioned his reckless conduct where simply expelled from #Burundi.

For him, #covid_19 was just a distraction. Image
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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:…

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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.

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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#THREAD: Report: #Chinese Construction Projects Create Opportunity to Spy on #African Leaders

A new report is warning that #China may be spying on African government officials from within their own buildings.…
The report by the Heritage Foundation, a U.S.-based conservative think tank, found that Chinese companies built at least 186 government buildings in Africa and 14 “sensitive intragovernmental telecommunications networks.”
These buildings include residences for heads of state, parliamentary offices, and police or military headquarters.

The author of the report, Joshua Meservey noted that even private Chinese companies are “legally obliged” to help the Chinese Communist Party gather intelligence.
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@Kwasidagbe is currently working on a book about early #refugee mobilities in #Africa historicizing the contemporary legal predicament many #African #migrants find themselves in today #twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL
#African #refugee movements on a large scale begin in 1940s when #Italy invading #Ethiopia in #WW2 pushed thousands into #Kenya according to @virginia_tech prof Brett Shadle… Ethiopian men gather in Add...
the next big movement was #Burundi & #Rwanda #refugees beginning in 1950s before #decolonization. Jill Rosenthal @CUNY examined Rwandan refugees in #Ngara in #Tanzania showing nation-state formation & regulation… #twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL Image
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@Kwasidagbe's loves to showcase other scholars. Yesterday it was @Walkercme today @MariusKothor a PhD student @Yale who is a #refugee from #Togo grew up in #Rochester where I strangely knew her brother before meeting her. here's her in Lomé #twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL Image
@MariusKothor might be familiar to some b/c she has rare distinction of OpEd in @nytimes bout how @realDonaldTrump "Is Trying to Kill the Program That Saved My Life.” #ILOVETHIS &use it in my #AfricanHistoryClass #twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL
@Kwasidagbe's collaborator #historian @MariusKothor also historicizes #SocialJustice & recently wrote ”Is the Virus a Thief?” Togolese Women and State Violence in a time of COVID-19” 4 @AfricaWomenLaw #twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL
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