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#Libia 3 (mission impossible)

#Airports have become vital strategic assets for the many militias vying for #Libya’s vast natural resources.

foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/24/who…
#Trump would be better off listening to his own military commanders, who understand that #Haftar cannot so easily take control of all of #Libya militarily.

foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/24/tru…
President #Trump’s support of a #Libyan warlord is a big mistake

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On Dec 12 there were 505 #Ebola cases reported in #DRCongo -- 2 dys later it's 521, w/>30 cases in the large city of Butembo. "Control" seems elusive.
Here are some reasons for rising concern (see my thread):
National elections are days away (Dec 23) & violence is rising. 2 dys ago someone set fire to the election warehouse, destroying 1000s of voting machines in Kinshasa.
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aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/f…
One of the est'ed 60 militias operating in the #Ebola area of No Kivu is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). Shots were fired X-border in #Rwanda, killing 2 Rwandan soldiers on Dec 9. Escalated border tension, Hutu v Tutsi. MORE
ewn.co.za/2018/12/15/two…
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Seems #Ebola sitn in #DRCongo is in the danger zone:
- A total of 207 cases
- 172 lab conf'ed -- 95 of them dead
Focus now = Beni, where DRC MOH says control impeded by "community resistance, insecurity, dead city days & the lack of involvement of traditional healers."
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There has been an "increase in the number of alerts received & investigated per day" most of which seem unconnected to known cases, so the epidemiology is ^ingly mysterious. And contact tracing is dangerous due to military & resistance climate.
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A UN Peacekeeping employee (not a HCWer) has come down w/#Ebola & hunt is on for contacts w/in UN ops.
And @theIRC says 33 new cases emerged last week. "This is a sign not only that the outbreak is not under control, but that...things could get a lot worse."
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The @WHO DG @DrTedros addressed @UN Security Council today abt #Ebola in #DRCongo. Highlights:
"First, the security situation. Even when I was in Beni at the beginning of the outbreak, there was an attack just 15 kms frm the town. Since then there has been an increase.."
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"...in the frequency & intensity of attacks by armed groups in very close vicinity to Beni. These include a full-scale attack on the #DRC armed forces base on 24Aug, ambushes on MONUSCO on Sept 3 & 9, a rocket explosion in the centre of Beni on Sept11 & an..."
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"...indiscriminate attack on Beni town just 10 dys ago, Sept22.
As a result of the most recent attacks, which killed 21 people, our operations were in lockdown for several dys. But when we’re in lockdown, you know
#Ebola is not. Ebola gets an advantage."
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