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Big day for Nile Basin rains today. The image below [@meteoblue] shows rain at 6pm over the #HornOfAfrica.

The big storm on left is over South Sudan, while the smaller ones on the right are over the Ethiopia Highlands.

Today's Horn, #NorthAfrica & #MiddleEast forecasts follow.
Today's big picture shows a Western Sahara plume in the process of creating more significant storms in central Europe. Bottom left you can see today's #ArabianStorms.
These three images show the winds which are bringing the rains to Africa across the Indian Ocean. The first shows the view as of this morning, the 2nd a forecast for the 7th day and the last one the forecast for the 16th day.

Today's winds were strong.
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Rain storms rising in the Ethiopian highlands this afternoon via @zoom_earth.

Today's #NorthAfrica #MiddleEast and #HornOfAfrica rainfall forecasts follow.
The big picture for today shows a broad swathe of the North Western Hemisphere. Here in Europe we have rainclouds over most of Western Europe now. And more wet weather heading in from the West.

In the East the monsoon is still strengthening and we have #ArabianStorms yet again.
This morning we had a lovely clear view of the #HornOfAfrica from space courtesy of @NASA. The big cloud mass bottom right is mostly over Kenya.
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As Ethiopians vote today in their first open contested election here below we can see the rainstorm forming in the morning.

Today's #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
In the big picture today we can see storms over Europe top left and monsoon storms over South East Asia bottom left, as well as yet another day of #ArabianStorms beginning on the Red Sea.

The monsoon storms over SEA provide the moisture which powers the rains over Ethiopia.
In this satellite image from this morning we can see visible traces of the water arriving across the Indian Ocean.
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Tomorrow Ethiopia will go to the polls. #GERD, the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a project announced back in 2011 is a key election issue. The dam filling is about to begin.

This image shows Lake Tana, where the #Abbay river begins.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
Zooming out to show North Ethiopia this morning we can now see Tigray, where a horrific war began in November 2020, another key issue in this election.
Zooming out still further we can now see all of the ancient nation of Ethiopia. At the top right (the triangle bordered by cloud, we can see the northern end of the great rift where the Indian and African tectonic plates are slowly pulling away from each other.
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See four satellite images taken today of major water transport events from @NASA Modis below.
1. Monsoon winds leaving India
2. Monsoon winds arriving Africa
3. Closeup of the #HornOfAfrica
4. The latest WMA plume.

Today's #Africa and #Middle East rainfall forecasts follow.
Two views of today's heavy rainfall in the Nile Basin and along the Red Sea Coast.
A big picture view from the Atlantic to the Bay of Bengal. It is extraordinary how long the Leviathan storm has been stationary in the middle of the picture near the Black Sea. It started in late May!
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Satellite images of the monsoon winds path to the #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast in three pictures.
1. The source... Bay of Bengal
2. The voyage.... The Arabian Sea
3. Landfall

Today's rainfall forecasts for the wider area follow.
The big picture this evening.

Europe is stormy in the East and the West.

#ArabianStorms have returned to a less unusual format.

Big Rains continue in the Nile Basin.

And night has fallen on the Indian monsoon.
Four North Africa 10-Day rainfall forecasts for today June 18th. Forecasts for the West Africa Monsoon are continuing to move north particularly in the West.
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Unusual June rains continue in Saudi Arabia today, and for the first time since April rain fell throughout the night.

Today's #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow. [SubThread - Mecca rains.]
Satellite Images arranged from East to West, the direction of tropical moisture movement and Monsoon Winds.
North African 10-Day rainfall forecasts as of June 17th. Rains are extending north of the 15th parallel in all forecasts now.
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It's all set for another big day over the #HornofAfrica today. This big picture view contains some measurements of the monsoon wind plumes which are from Myanmar and India to the Horn.

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica the Horn and the #MiddleEast follow:
And while its still early, 2.30pm local time, we already have #ArbaianStorms lighting up in Saudi Arabia.
Here's a view of the storms after sunset last night from 7pm to 10pm. At present the storms over Ethiopia appear to die down by midnight. But those further West continue through the night.
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There was a second day of big rains over the horn today. In this image on the right hand side you can see the incoming water baring winds from across the Arabian Sea from the Indian Monsoon.

Today's #HornOfAfrica #NorthAfrica & #MiddleEast forecasts follow:
Here's a wider angle view. The water bearing mid-altitude jets provide much of the moisture that fuels the West African Monsoon, and its East African extension.
Three 10-day (+ one 12-day) accumulated rainfall forecasts for North Africa for June 15th from the GFS, CMC and KMA weather models.
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Europe has cleared out, the Western Sahara plume has finally slowed down to a crawl and the Leviathan low (as I call it remains in place over the Black Sea. Also there is an interesting burst of activity in the Horn of Africa.

Today's #NorthAfrica & #MiddleEast forecasts follow.
As you can see in this animation there was some intense convection over the the #Ethiopian highlands and Sudan today, certainly more than we have seen for a fair few days.
Here we see a wider angle view of today' convection over the horn before sunset. This storm is continuing strongly into the night. Question of the day is, is this signalling the beginning of the big rainy season for the horn.
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Today's #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #ArabianStorms rainfall forecasts follow.

I was wondering if this might happen. With all the moisture streaming along the North African coast and north east from central Africa. Also some forecasts had this indicated as a possibility.
Admittedly the rain is very light. But it is June and close to Solstice, the hottest month in this part of the world. Here we see the broader picture. The #EuropeBigWet is continuing in a fairly stable pattern for another 48 hours still.
Here's a close up of the North Western quadrant with some big storms bursting to life near the Morocco/Algeria border.
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Today's #NorthAfrica and #HornOfAfrica forecasts follow.

Below a satellite picture taken this morning of the #HornOfAfrica.

#Ethiopia #Somaliland #Somalia
The wider region this evening.

More #ArabianStorms and #Abbay convection. The Atlantic continues to be active now looks set to deliver a surprise summer storm early next week. [See #EuropeBigWet for that coverage.]
This close up shows more Atlantic moisture pouring into North Africa over Morroco and Western Sahara. You can also see a substantial dust cloud is now forming which will be helping to suppress Atlantic cyclones.
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Today's #NorthAfrica and #HornOfAfrica forecasts follow.

Below a satellite picture this morning with all the Nile basins including the #Abbay/#BlueNile in #Ethiopia (where it passes through the #GERD) + White Nile, #Sudan, #SouthSudan, #Uganda & the states around Lake Victoria.
10 day rainfall forecasts from the CMC, KMA, GFS and ECMWF models for June 9th through 19th.
A few animations. This one is connected to the separate tweet threads about #EuropeBigWet, which appear to be being driven by Jets of wet air coming off the Atlantic and crossing the Sahara into Europe.

This animation shows a jet crossing Libya and pumping water into Georgia.
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Today's forecasts for #NorthAfrica, and the #HornOfAfrica follow.

This 1st image shows the monsoon spreading westwards across the Bay of Bengal. I think it is relevant to the rains in Africa but you will need to wait till the final tweet to see how.

#Ethiopia #Sudan #GERD #Nile
The strength of the West African Monsoon continues to grow as you can see in the animation above. During the current active period (See also #EuropeBigWet) the Sahara is forecast to reach a point where there is water over most of the great desert. Here are 10d rainfall forecasts.
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Today's #Sahara & #HornOfAfrica rainfall forecasts follow.

It is now two weeks till the first open democratic #Ethiopian election.
To open here's a high resolution satellite image of the Nile Basin from Cairo to Lake Victoria including Eastern Ethiopia where the #GERD dam is located, and where the Blue Nile - source of much of the Nile's flow - originates in Lake Tana (the heart shaped lake).
We will zoom in on the #HornOfAfrica starting with the wider picture. On the left side of this image you can see a #WesternSahara water transport event which is significantly impacting weather conditions in Europe. (See more in the attached thread )
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Pak Navy Ship SAIF visited port Djibouti during deployment on Regional Maritime Security Patrol. Upon arrival, at port of #Djibouti, PN Ship was extended warm welcome and was received by officials from Djibouti Navy and Honorary Consul of #Pakistan at Djibouti Mr Imran Ilyas. Image
PNS SAIF is presently on deployment at North Arabian Sea & Gulf of Aden and is contributing towards international efforts to ensure maritime security in the region.

During the port stay, Commanding Officer of PNS SAIF called on President of Djibouti Parliament Image
Mr Mohamed Ali Houmed, Commander Djibouti Navy Captain Ahmed Daher Djama, Commander Djibouti Coast Guard Colonel Wais o Bogoreh and Harbour Master Djibouti Port Mr Turkei. During the interactions, matters of mutual interest were discussed and further enhancement of Image
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#COVID_SSA Week 61 UPDATE to 8/5/21 – 36,291 new #COVID19 cases last week (-12% on Week 61) and 973 deaths (-4%). W Africa now -70% below peak for new cases, Central -5%, E -64% and Southern -89%. THREAD👉 for more details @NIHRglobal @AfricaCDC 1/10> 👉
39/ 46 sub-Saharan African countries have had a resurgent 2nd wave, which 28 have suppressed. #Congo #Kenya #Mali are in a 3rd wave.
#Botswana has yet to control W1
Last week
- the long 1st wave in #Togo peaked
- #Djibouti suppressed its 2nd wave
- #Congo entered 3rd wave
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Seven countries reported >1,500 cases last week
#SouthAfrica 11,975 (+41%)
#Ethiopia 4,155 (-42%)
#Kenya 3,185 (-15%)
#Cameroun 2,696 (+20%*)
#CaboVerde 1,984 (-2%)
#Angola 1,622 (+23%)
#Madagascar 1,578 (-22%)
* Trend from 2 week rolling average (intermittent reporting)
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26 April #NileBasin Satellite rain update thread.

This morning....
This morning's cloud presentation of rain clouds over the #NileBasin watershed area in Ethiopia was busier than usual. The trend is continuing this afternoon with expanding thunderstorm activity over #Yemen #Somaliland, #Djibouti and #SouthSudan
Radar Imagery of active rain storms in the #NileBasin and #HornOfAfrica as at 4.50pm today.
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Happening now: @CENTCOM Commander Gen Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie & @USAfricaCommand Commander Gen Stephen Townsend testify at SASC
.@CENTCOM's Gen McKenzie tells lawmakers he has all the tools he needs to complete the withdrawal from #Afghanistan
"We will lose the abilities we have now to see completely into #Afghanistan" per @CENTCOM's Gen McKenzie, asked by @SenJackReed about impact of withdrawal on intel collection vs #alQaida #ISIS
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This 2019 article, written a year before the ethnofascist #TPLF launched war on #Ethiopia, exposes the rampant #rape &sexual violence that #women of #Tigray suffered from the rapist TPLF gang. The defeated criminal TPLF "men" are continuing their rape now!
africanfeminism.com/yikono-campaig…
2) In this video clip from 2018 brodacast of #Tigray's DW-TV, a #Tigrayan woman recounts the horrible mysogynistic culture in Tigray under #TPLF, where #rape & sexual violence against Tigray's #women is a commonplace occurence, & 60% of Tigrayan womem are victims of rape.
#Yikono
3) #Tigrayan feminist @meazaG_, speaking to #TigrayMediaHouse in 2019, over a year before the war, explained the horrific level of #rape in #Tigray's society. She said men regularly kick & oppress women every night.Tigray ppl were victims of #TPLF. #TPLFcrimes
#Eritrea #Ethiopia
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The primary truth is that the claimed villages are located in the heart of Afar country, more than 300-400 km from the border with Somali Regional State (Region 5). One only has to look at an ethnic map of Ethiopia to see this. Image
In this sense, Issa-Somali territorial expansionism is nothing more than a tribal version of Somali irredentism, devoid of any foundation and having led to the destruction of the Republic of Somalia.

As you can see on this map, Afar has been pushed northwest of their lands. Image
1974-1991
"The Siad Barre regime in Somalia trains the Western Somalia Liberation Front (WSLF) in preparation for invasion of Ethiopia. Issa who had previously fled Ethiopia are organised by Hamud Farah [...] to fight against the Oromo and Afar, pushing deeper into Afar areas" Image
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🔵First shipment of #COVID19 vaccine doses from #COVAX arrive in #Djibouti 🇩🇯

@MinSantedj @WHODjibouti @UNICEFDjibouti @gavi @CEPIvaccines
. @WHO has worked with national authorities in #Djibouti to put a vaccination strategy in place, train vaccinators, ensure vaccine safety & surveillance for adverse effects.
The first shipment of vaccines will support the vaccination of HCWs, ppl +50 and ppl with comorbidities.
“The arrival of the vaccines marks a new phase in the response to #COVID19 in #Djibouti. The more ppl are vaccinated, the more effective the vaccines will become in slowing the spread of the virus & protecting the whole society". Dr Mondher Letaief, WHO Representative, Djibouti
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1/10 #HornOfAfrica-TV Editorial: #US & #EU, keep your #HandsOffEritrea—Give #Peace A Chance!
#Eritrea #Ethiopia #Somalia #Sudan #SouthSudan #Kenya #Djibouti #Africa
To listen to the editorial in its entirety, go to:
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2/10 #HornOfAfrica-TV Editorial: #US & #EU, #HandsOffEritrea—Give #Peace A Chance!
#Tigray is part & parcel of sovereign Ethiopia
#Eritrea #Ethiopia #Somalia #Sudan #SouthSudan #Kenya #Djibouti #Africa
To listen to the editorial in its entirety, go to:
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3/10 #HornOfAfrica-TV Editorial: #US & #EU, #HandsOffEritrea—Give #Peace A Chance!
What are the FACTS on the ground in #Tigray?
#Eritrea #Ethiopia #Somalia #Sudan #SouthSudan #Kenya #Djibouti #Africa
To listen to the editorial in its entirety, go to:
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In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.

54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .

I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.

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Day 1.

Morocco .

This 18th-Century Home renovated in the historical center of Essaouira it is an incredible example of traditional Moroccan architecture .

A traditional house renovated and decorated with a contemporary touch.

Between tradition and modernity. ImageImageImageImage
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle the garden was created over the course of forty years, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences.

An hidden beauty ImageImageImageImage
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