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2 key milestones were attained for the future of our country and all of #Africa:
1) Sango has successfully launched, surpassing 10M Sango Coins;
2) Beac is urging the development of a common digital currency for all Central African states.
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We knew at the start that it would not be an easy road. Being the first #African country to adopt #Bitcoin as legal tender and launch its own #digital currency.
Sango represents our country’s opening to the world: attracting global talent, #investment and resources.
Sango is not any regular #cryptocurrency, it is the first attempt to have a sovereign National Digital Currency.
Sango is the future of our country.

Our #vision. Our past. Our future.
We support #Bitcoin and #blockchain adoption at a national level.
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Just had a near hour-long “off the record” conversation with a top executive of @AlAhly @AlAhlyEnglish, on the #AfricanSuperLeague, @CAF_Online, @TheRealPitso and various #Egyptian and #African #football issues…
On @TheRealPitso: “#Ahly, as a club, hold him in the highest regard, though he is no longer with us. He was never sacked & he never came to us with a desire to leave. The mutual decision to part was a consequence of discussions that we had, which showed a difference in vision.”
@TheRealPitso, in the entire history of @AlAhly, is the only coach to retain his position after losing the league title. This tells you the regard in which we held him. But it came to a point where we asked him to make changes and he didn’t agree to them, so things ended.”
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2 monkeypox deaths have been confirmed in #Spain and 1 in #Brazil. These are the first deaths outside of Africa. As cases grow, we will see a wider spectrum of dz presentations, complications and even more deaths. This only stops if we work to contain the ongoing outbreak.
Every death is a sad failure and should not only draw attention when it happens in countries with more resources. No one cared when #monkeypox deaths were happening primarily in #African children whose lives are too often undervalued.
Any global response plan which does not include countries where #monkeypox has been endemic for decades will fail. It deeply saddens me to see another zoonosis settle in the human population in this way especially one for which we have a vaccine and viable treatments.
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Thread: 30 July 2022: Day 157 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: likely that #Ukraine has "repelled small scale Russian assaults" around Donetsk city. "Highly likely" that #Russia has "established two pontoon bridges in Kherson. Russia is tightening control in the occupied zones to prepare for annexation announcement.
Oleksiy Arestovych argues #Russia putting out the video of castrating #Ukrainian soldiers, something known about for a long time, is designed to provoke a reaction, allowing Moscow to argue its a two-sided barbarian war the West must stop with a ceasefire.
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Where is #BlackLivesMatter while #Russia uses native people for its colonial war by contract enforcement? Why don't you protest in front of the #russian embassy against systemic #racism? Like many people around the world supported Afro-Americans. Solidarity!
2/ @Blklivesmatter could you finally turn your attention to the problem of #racism in #Russia and the bloody exploitation of #indigenous peoples there?
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The tragedy of #Sudanese & sub-Saharan #African #migrants in #Morocco #Spain border, hasn’t had much coverage- as far as I can tell.

It was well documented by the AMDH -Nador:

This🧵 is dedicated to the dead, missing & survivors!

I’ll start with @pavan_777 excellent report:
“At least 37 deaths were confirmed by the NGO Walking Borders, while Moroccan authorities claimed that 23 died in a “stampede”

#Morocco has been so eager to please the EU at any price.

#Sudanese #Africans…
Association Marocaine des Droit Humaines - Section Nador - has been following up on the victims.
Information & photos are published regularly on their Facebook page:
I’ll compile a list to raise awareness & maybe help identify someone.
#Sudan #SudanCoup
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Well... It's been a while. Crazy busy + a world economic crisis , felt like it’s a good time to go back to think. Here are some #AfricaTech #reflections given the many 'we're all gonna day' recent hype from all over. Might be long, so bare with me… 👇🧵
1/ Everyone shared views. From @ycombinator (too generic and unexciting to me), to @sequoia (worth the 52 pgs…). Lot’s of reading later, one point is clear > it’s all super US centric. The center of the world for many, but what does it entail for us? for tech in #Africa?
@ycombinator @sequoia 2/ Starting from the end, we’re not all gonna die. Tech + startups & innovation will make it through as a sector, and like in every other financial crisis in history, economy will recover. Those who manage this period well, can become much more meaningful (see '00 and '08).
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#China is building #PLA naval facility in northern portiion of #Cambodia’s #Ream #NavalBase on the #Gulf of #Thailand. #PLAN
Back in 2019, #China signed an agreement allowing its armed forces to use a #Cambodian #NavalBase to boost its ability to project military power around the globe.
The deal allows #China to use the base for 30 years, with automatic renewals every 10 years after that. #China would be able to post military personnel, store weapons & berth warships. A #Chinese company is also constructing a very large airport very close to the Naval facility.
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Multi-country #monkeypox #outbreak: situation update

780 laboratory confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported to or identified by #WHO from 27 Member States across four WHO regions that are not endemic for monkeypox virus.
#Monkeypox outbreaks in endemic countries in the #African región, 2022.

1408 suspected and 44 confirmed cases including 66 deaths were reported from seven endemic countries
WHO #Risk assessment: MODERATE considering this is the first time that many #monkeypox cases and clusters are reported concurrently in non-endemic and endemic countries in widely disparate WHO geographical areas.
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Thread: German government confirms: #German #Nazis have participated in paramilitary training of the far-right #Russian Reich Movement. Fighters of the Russian orga are involved in the war against #Ukraine, just like the mercenary group #Wagner. 1/x…
2/x Members of the far-right #NPD youth organization Junge Nationalisten (Young Nationalists) and the neo-Nazi micro-party Dritte Weg (Third Way) have in the past taken part in courses at a paramilitary training center
3/x run by the far-right organization Russian Imperial Movement (RIM) in St. Petersburg, which teaches such things as how to handle weapons and hand-to-hand combat techniques.
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🧵 #Colonization And #Slavery

While European colonialism is condemned, the crimes committed by other civilizations have either fallen to the wayside to be forgotten or even glorified

Let’s explore some of the examples:
#Native Slavery:

When Alaska was ceded to America, the Tlingit sued the US, over anti-slavery act.

#Native chiefs rejected it, stating the buying, selling, and holding of slaves is one of the rules & customs of their people; the civil authorities have no jurisdiction over them.
#Arab Slavery

You likely have heard of the Transatlantic slave trade, but have you heard of the Islamic Arab Slave trade? A trade that enslaved millions of Africans and Europeans, and easily rivaled the Transatlantic slave trade? Probably not.
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @GeoffreyOnyeama @Sarpong_KA, @UstaNcusta, Dammu Ravi, and Omneya Ghamry

Stay tuned for updates!

Join us using this link:

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue
.@GeoffreyOnyeama: #Nigeria & #India share a special relationship in this age of #globalisation. #India has a comparative advantage in the #health sector. Its role during the #COVID19 outbreak attests to this point.

.@GeoffreyOnyeama: The #IndiaAfrica Forum Summit (#IAFS) process is aimed at developing a precise roadmap that responds to the priorities of #African countries. #India can share its technological know-how which will boost our substantial partnership.

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We — the Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews — predict that the world will soon have to face and get acquainted (except for 🇷🇺 gas blackmail, which everyone finally understood) with 🇷🇺 grain blackmail.
That is, so far they have almost cut 🇺🇦 off from the world #grain market (our grain exports are currently about 500,000 tons per month, before the war — 5 million tons per month).
They will not 100% block #Ukraine’s grain exports through the #BlackSea ports until the end of the war, no matter how “deeply concerned” the @UN and other international organizations are about the prospects of #famine in #African countries.
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And here's a quick thread about what I'm trying to do in this book: 1/
The book is about the approach of comparative feminist theology as an intervention into #Islam vs. #feminism debates. I outline a new approach that is in conversation with diverse religious feminisms, including #womanism, #african womens theology, and #decolonial theologies 2/
This book is also a response to #Muslim discussions of #egalitarianism, #equality, and the need for constructive positions (in addition to deconstructive critique) 3/
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#UkraineWar #EU #US #West #Democracy

Lionel #Zinsou former president of #Benin

"Now all we hear about is this crisis, anti-Russian sanctions, oil, gas..... And do you realise what this #crisis means for #Africa, for example? Image
#Russia supplies us with grain and corn. All the logistics go through the Black Sea. And the African world is frozen in horror at what is happening. Terrified of what the #US and the #EU are doing.
You can't buy Africans with tales of democracy. They are only your tales for domestic consumption. Most of the African elite were formed in the Soviet Union - doctors, engineers, pilots, teachers, scientists.
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While President Biden attempted to make the case tonight that ‘America is back’ and our diplomacy is stronger than ever, we’ve witnessed a vastly different reality over the last year.…
The admin’s failure to draw hard lines throughout 2021 fed #Putin’s perception of Western weakness. The sanctions & weapons transfers thus far are a good 1st step, but we must do more for #Ukraine. My #NYETAct spells out exactly what should happen, including secondary sanctions.
Americans continue to share outrage over how the U.S. withdrew from #Afghanistan. Last month, I released a report describing how the admin failed to properly plan a coordinated evacuation & made recs to ensure we do not repeat mistakes.…
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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🔴 LIVE: @rachelsibande joins @CLEARAA1's Talitha Hlaka, @The_DSD's Dez Jason, and @giz_gmbh #FAIRForward's Mark Irura as they discuss #ResponsibleDataUse for #DataGovernance and #MEL in times of unprecedented volumes of #DigitalData and new #DataLaws 👉
Dez Jason kicks things off by sharing @MERLTech's #ResponsibleData in #MonitoringAndEvaluation (#RDiME) #ME and #data life cycles, at every stage of which responsible #DataGovernance is considered key:…
Mark Irura notes the importance of using #data to improve governance but he emphasizes that communities need to know how their data is being used so they can protect their #privacy.

However, choosing not to share your data should NOT prevent you from participating in government!
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#BlackPawns vs. #ProudBlacks

1/ Taking the conflict in N. Ethiopia as an opportunity, #African and #Ethiopian elites who despise #Ethiopia and #panafricanism have come out of the woodwork in droves.
2/ These are people who grew up convinced that it was a great miscarriage of justice that they were born black. Deep inside they keep thinking they should have been born white. The injustice of it all!
2/ They spend their whole lives chasing after the illusory dream of being as light skinned as possible. They work hard, they cajole and beg and suck up to their bosses. They even pray! And yet, they wake up every day bound in that black skin.
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#African nations being forced to hand over national assets to China

Some African nations are being forced to hand over national assets to #China due to certain agreements they signed with #Beijing years back
#Uganda has emerged as one of the most recent African examples of #Beijing's debt-trap policy.

The nation is preparing to hand over its only international airport to the Chinese companies because it was unable to repay the USD 207 million loan to the communist regime.
The nation is preparing to hand over its only international airport to the Chinese companies because it was unable to repay the USD 207 million loan to the communist regime.
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🎯 U.S. Based and many European news outlets like @cnn @cnnafrica , @bbcnews @bbcafrica , @reuters and @france24_en have reported the war in Ethiopia without the context of decades of atrocities that faced the Ethiopian people under the TPLF led government.
U.S. Based and many European news outlets like #CNN, #Bloommberg, #BBC, #Reuters and #France24 have reported the war in Ethiopia without the context of decades of atrocities that faced the Ethiopian people with the former ruling government under the TPLF.
The lack of context and bias in these coverages has emphasized on the violence and atrocities in Tigray and paints the nature of the conflict as a genocide. This reporting provides the narrative of African countries that is easier for the West to swallow and easier to dismiss
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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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#HumanTrafficking #German NGO #rescue ship with 800 #migrants aboard asks #Italy for safe port | 5g ago
- The 'charity' vessel SEA-EYE 4 Took onboard another 400 people from a wooden boat on Wednesday night in a seventh rescue operation..…
#German rescue boat with 800 #migrants reaches #Sicilian port | Nov 7
- #SeaEye said the vessel #SeaEye4 was assigned to the port of #Trapani
Many of the passengers came from countries in #WestAfrica, #Egypt or #Morocco...…
#Trapani, 847 #migrants of the German «#SeaEye4» landed. Another 308 are pending | 2d ago
- On the same days another charity ship, the #OceanViking, with 308 #migrants on board, was placed awaiting assignment of a port near #Lampedusa.…
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Oil and natural gas reserves is are increasingly becoming a target by #terrorists/ #insurgencies because it accounts for 6.5% of the global GDP. A good example is #Alshabaab attacks in Northern #Mozambique on the @TotalEnergies $20B offshore LNG facility that is the largest
Foreign investment project in #Africa. Cabo Delgado is also home to vast swaths of natural resource wealth.It also harbours the largest known graphite deposits & nearly half of the world's rubies lie under its soil.
That thus makes #CaboDelgado a hotspot for real and perceived grievances, that are often exploited by #terrorists & proxy war mongers to sow unrest to explore these resources in a manner that won't benefit the locals.
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