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#Senegal #IvoryCoast: hit by the tourism crisis, French travel operator Club Med has abandoned a handful of its 'holiday villages' on the continent. Africa Intelligence investigated the attempts to revive these abandoned sites 1/6
In Senegal, the group headed by Henri Giscard d'Estaing, son of the former French president, sold its tourist complex at Pointe des Almadies in 2008 to the Vacap World group, owned by Amadou Loum Diagne 2/6
In 2017, the entrepreneur then joined forces with Marriott to build several hotels: two 2-star Sheratons and three 3-star Alofts. The real estate group also began looking for financing 3/6
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#WestAfrica: THREAD - "Militarized Border Security Will Not Stop the Spread of Extremism into Coastal States."
My latest with @lmcsanders and Jordon Moss for @PolicyCenterNS where we provide some suggestions to avoid/limit the spread to #Benin #Togo #IvoryCoast and #Ghana 1/
#WestAfrica: Border strategies must enable trade, communication, and travel. Increasing the burden
of legitimate behaviors will make communities more vulnerable, alienate essential allies, and
lead people to see border officers as the enemy. 2/
#WestAfrica: Border security must serve & engage border communities and their leaders. Those who
live in border zones understand local dynamics better than external forces. They have critical information of what is changing, and have the most to lose from extremist influence. 3/
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"The map of global participation in the sanctions against #Russia suggests a new non-aligned movement might be on the rise." theguardian.com/commentisfree/… #Ukraine
"very few nations have chosen to take part in the economic warfare set against (#Russia). On the contrary, many of the world’s largest nations – including China, India, Brazil, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, and even Nato ally Turkey – have refused to join in." #Ukraine
“We will not blindly follow the steps taken by another country,” said Indonesia’s foreign ministry representative at a recent press conference. #Russia #Ukraine #Sanctions
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#BREAKING NEWS🚨

#IVORYCOAST #COCODY #COLLAPS

According to media reports on Friday evening (March 12th), a four-story building collapsed in Cocody, a suburb of the city of Abidjan. It is possible that several construction workers were buried in the building collapse.
According to reports childrens should also be burried under the rubble as well as workers. Firefighter and police are at the scene.
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#DailyWIT Day 15/365: Sara Al-Jack is a prize-winning Sudanese writer. While none of her full-length works have been translated into English, this fiction was recently published in December in @wwborders: wordswithoutborders.org/article/decemb…
#SudaneseLit #WIT #WomenInTranslation #AfricanLit
#DailyWIT Day 16/365: Malka Lee was a Yiddish immigrant poet who wrote about the pain of watching the Holocaust from the USA.

Just a portion of her memories from childhood were published in Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (1994). #YiddishLit #WIT #HolocaustLit Image
#DailyWIT Day 17/365: Ishrat Afreen is an Urdu writer from Pakistan, with select poems available in English translation in the anthology, We Sinful Women: Contemporary Urdu feminist poetry.
#Poetry #PakistaniLit #UrduLit Image
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#BurkinaFaso: A thread on military operations and the militant groups straddling the borders of several West African coastal states
#BurkinaFaso: To begin with several of these countries are on the alert, fearing spillover [or maybe even expansion] of violent militant activities into their countries, debatable if that will happen,..
#BurkinaFaso: ..non-violent activities is a reality though, movements, recruitment, logistic transfers. #Benin experienced what so far is a one-off incident with the killing of a Beninese tour guide and the abduction of a French couple
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In the light of the new #coronavirus cases in #Osun, let's very briefly talk about #Nigeria's (or Africa's borders). It was sometime last year that I found that probably the 4th largest concentration of Ogbomoso indigenes after Ogbomoso itself, Ibadan and Kano, is in Abidjan.
Basically, this Nigerian community has links with that part of #IvoryCoast because of trade routes that predate the British and the French, and apparently, those trade routes are still in use, which is how people made it through #Nigeria's ostensibly closed borders.
Internet service provider went down, so the thread will continue shortly.

I've seen replies that saying Ogbomoso people are also strong in #Jos and #Ghana, but for the purposes of this, I'll stick with what Mr Akin Akinbola, a much older man from Ogbomoso, told me in Paris.
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It's noon and this is the UN noon briefing 3 hours before which banned Inner City Press emailed 7 Qs to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric and censor @MelissaFleming - no answers yet, cover up of UN rapes and SG waste, Cameroon, Honduras - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Update: It's 12:06 & 3 more correspondents are in for UN noon briefing -- 2 of them wires which never wrote a word about the censorship of Press right in front of them, and from which they benefit - and a minder in the back who said, They'll never let you back in
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, 3+ hours ago: December 24-1: On #CoteDivoire, what are the comments & actions if any of SG Guterres on #IvoryCoast's arrest warrant for former rebel leader & ex-PM Guillaume Soro who intends to run in next year's prez election?
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For today's UN noon briefing that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres for 519th day, this is the room at12:05: two correspondents. And none of ICP's written questions have been answered, on #SriLanka, corruption, #DRC, UN sexual abuse - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor Banned Inner City Press asked On Sri Lanka after the use of photos of UN Peacekeepers with Shavendra Silva what are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres now on Gotabaya Rajapaksa subjecting journalists to searches, interrogations & acts of intimidation?
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor @TamilGuardian @colombogazette @itjpsl @Roseandfalcon @bavanraavanan Banned Inner City Press asked On corruption what are the comments and actions of SG Guterres on that the former chief of staff for Gabon's Ali Bongo has been arrested? Brice Laccruche Alihanga and the former ministers of oil and energy were picked up
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Truth be told, we have beautiful fabrics in #Africa.

Bògòlanfini or bogolan is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture & has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity.
The Ndop, or dze ndouop or nji Ndop cloth is a resist stitched, indido- dyed cloth of Bamileke origin in the Western region of #Cameroon. It is used ceremonies.

📷: @moityuwaifo and son.
Atoghu also known as Toghu is a distinct fabric from the North West region of #Cameroon. Originally worn by royalty & dignitaries. 

Designs representing culture & history are stitched in patterns on velvet fabric (originally). Today, it's evolved to satin & cotton fabrics.
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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#Russia-n mercenaries are now showing up everywhere in #Africa: one country in particular is the #CAR where Russians are also providing weapons. Also present in the #Niger Delta of #Nigeria actually helping the rebels that target the western oil companies. bit.ly/2KkU0OD
Fascinating story on how #Russia entered the #CAR. It was blocking a delivery of weapons from #France to #Bangui so #Macron told CAR President to go and convince Russia to unblock the sale. Instead Russia saw an opportunity to sell its own weapons to CAR. bit.ly/2rj8kyH
3 #Russian journalists killed in #CAR while filming #Wagner, the private military firm run by Evgeny #Prigozhin used especially in #Syria, part of #Putin's inner circle. Documentary was part of @tzurrealism, supported by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky.
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