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#Somalia: #Jubaland: now that the formalities are over. The reality kicks in, the truth is. There is no alternative to a compromise and a negotiated settlement between @TheVillaSomalia @SomaliPM and Jubbaland leader Ahmed Madobe.
Defeating each other is a fools errand.@UNSomalia
I say this as one of the most vocal critics of Ahmed Madobe since first election as shown in this screen shot and this op-Ed in @dailynation back in 2012…
The reality on the ground is. Ahmed Madobe has solidified his Ogaden base and have strong strategic depth both in #Kenya and #Ethiopia. Two crucial neighbors whose interests in Somalia can not be ignored. The false belief that @PMEthiopia will help @TheVillaSomalia get rid of
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#Q986 re: Huber
John Huber appointed by?
Removed by?
Reappointed by?
Why the reboot? 👈🏽
Think logically.
History books.

Obama's appointments will be ruled Unconstitutional with far-reaching effects. We have unanimous Supreme Court precedent for this.

Obama made recess appointments over 3-day weekend. Supreme Court ruled unanimously, it violated Constitution, overturning all appts.

Ruling is of great significance: it invalidated every single decision—of which there were more than a 100.…
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The 6th and last day of tjr #NIIMS hearing has started - follow us @NubianRights and @thekhrc for live updates
Respondents call their witness PS Jerome Ochieng and he is sworn in
Jerome Ochieng is in charge of the State Department of ICT and has sworn 5 affidavits on behalf of the 5th respondent
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The court has returned for the afternoon session on #NIIMS

PS Interior Kibicho will be re-examined. Follow us for live tweets
Counsel says re-examination will take 1-1.5 hours. The Court releases Jerome Ochieng for the day and he will be cross-examined tomorrow
Respondent Counsel Regeru asks “what is #NIIMS?” - Dr Kibicho states that #GOK is moving into a digital era and that the only lacking area is the creation of a digital population register
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#DictatorArapMoi tyrannized over #Kenya for 24 long years. While he became a trillionaire living in unparalleled luxury his people - whom he used to intimidate other citizens- still live alongside poisonous snakes which bite 300 per month @DonaldBKipkorir…
Just because a dictator comes from your tribe isn't a guarantee that your life will improve. In most cases where the despot is the richest person in the land, you're bound to find the poorest person in that land a grenade throw away from the tyrant's vast estate
This observation dates back to biblical times:
Naboth was King Ahab & Queen Jezebel's neighbor
Uriah the Hittite along with his wife Bathsheba was King David's neighbor
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The Judges have arrived and Day 5 of the #NIIMS hearing is commencing with appearances - follow us here for live updates
Respondents say that they would like to start with Dr Karanja Kibicho's evidence, as he has to travel this evening. After that Ms Ochieng PS ICT is due to testify
PS Interior Dr Karanja Kibicho takes the stand and is sworn in
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Congratulations, #Kenya 🇰🇪, for joining Ghana and Malawi – to launch the world’s first #malaria vaccine today!

@WHOAFRO @PATHtweets @gavi @GlobalFund @UNITAID The #malaria vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be available to children from 6 months of age in selected areas in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi in a phased pilot introduction

30 years in the making, RTS,S is the first, and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce #malaria in children

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“On the one occasion that she felt threatened, after he paid her an angry visit armed with his black rifle, she called the sheriff’s office, but they could not find the location....”

Some of his neighbors also believe his attack was racially motivated…
“Ator, known to his closest neighbors as “El Loco” -- the crazy one -- kept to himself.

The nickname was partly a joke, and partly an expression of community unease.”
“He scared me when he came over with that rifle, and all the children were around,” she said. She said she and her husband have six children.


“The owner told me, that when he first moved in, he had a wife and kids,” she said.
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UN noon briefing starts with Dujarric commenting on the foot pad he added to podium where, he says, he stands 15 minutes a day. Banned Inner City Press this morning submitted Qs on #Somalia, HK, #Cameroon, DRC, application to cover UNGA week, etc - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor Dujarric makes "personnel announcement" about UN Pension Fund. Banned Inner City Press is one of very few media that has covered the scandals there, for example:…
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor This morning banned Inner City Press asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, still without answer: what is the SG's comment and action if any on that the #Somalia govt has accused the #Kenya military of destroying mobile phone masts in the south of the country?
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At #SDNY sentencing, #Kenya based druglord Baktash Akasha Abdalla says he made "poor decisions." Lawyer cites #FARC - thread
Judge Marrero gives 25 years not life to Baktash Akasha Abdalla, citing DEA, Bronx case. Story soon
Judge Marero said in USA no physical and little economic impact. Compared to Bronx gang leader with 27 year guideline @SDNYLIVE
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A member of #Kenya's Parliament was removed after walking into chambers with her 5-month-old baby.

Zuleikha Hassan, a mother of three, said she came to work with her youngest child after she was unable to find a sitter.

h/t @MissChisomo
What is this “decorum” they use to punish women in legislatures across the world? Rules made by men and for spaces that they believed would always be filled with men and now here come the women and spoil it all! Fuck decorum
She said Parliament lacks a daycare center, though it had promised to provide one in 2013.

"We are trying to encourage more women to come into politics, to come into the workspaces, to get out and help out the economy in other ways, so we have to support them," Zuleikha Hassan
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Two lawyers who successfully fought to end #India’s colonial-era laws that criminalized same-sex relations have come out as a couple. Sending love and solidarity to @MenakaGuruswamy and @arundhatikatju… h/t @_drongo #LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈🌈
"For queer folk in all post-colonial countries, the governments have to understand that these (anti-sodomy) were not our laws," @MenakaGuruswamy told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. Photo via @arundhatikatju
To clarify origins of homophobia imposed by colonial-era laws in #India and elsewhere, included this in my new book: “India’s fluid gender and sexual norms did not fit into Britain’s strict Victorian conceptions of appropriate sexual behavior,” Amy Bhatt…
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@Channel4News Also recall, Christopher Wylie:

"Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Tells U.K. Lawmakers His Predecessor Was Poisoned" in

#Kenya #Cambridge Analytica:…
@Channel4News "Christopher Wylie... told Members of Parliament in the U.K. that he believes his predecessor at the firm [CambridgeAnalytica] was poisoned in a Kenyan hotel room after a deal went wrong."

#Kenya #CambridgeAnalytica
@Channel4News "Wylie...had been told Muresan had been working on a political deal that soured, that Muresan had been poisoned, and that police had been bribed not to enter the hotel room."

#Kenya #CambridgeAnalytica
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BIG 🚨 Gregory Dow, of Lancaster, PA, who previously operated an orphanage in #Kenya, known as the "Dow Family Children's Home" was arrested and charged with sexually abusing at least 4 minor girls that were in his care.
The charges allege that he sexually abused, or attempted to sexually abuse the girls between October 2013 and September 2017.

He actually started the "orphanage" in 2008 and claimed to be a Christian missionary. He even received financial support from his church & others.
Looks like there's a Facebook page of his orphanage, but I can't view it.
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Thread On #Jubaland :

Background info and geopolitical history of post civil war Jubaland in a nutshell.
#Jubaland is important b/c of :

- Proximity to Kenya (maritime dispute area entirely lies here)

- Resources

- Security wise - the only region in #Somalia where a complete province is under the full grip of AS.

- Cosmopolitan nature - rich in diversity
Jubaland constitutes 3 administrative regions / provinces:

1. Gedo; HQ- Garbaharey
2. Lower Jubba (Jubbada Hoose); HQ- Kismayo
3. Middle Jubba (Jubbada Dhexe); HQ - Bu'ale.

Other big towns are Bardere, Jilib, Afmadow & the commercial border towns of Beled Hawa and Dobley.
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Je suis assez busy, je vais essayer de rester dans les grandes lignes.

1. Pourquoi on a besoin de devises.

Quand un pays est ouvert au reste du monde, il arrive que l'on ait besoin de choses qui viennent de l'étranger: machines, téléphones, voitures, nourriture,etc.
Pour acquérir ces choses qu'on ne produit pas chez soi, il faut posséder la monnaie du pays qui fabrique ces biens: ce sont les devises.

Plus tu es dépendant des biens étrangers pour vivre (consommer, produire, investir, etc.), plus tu as besoin de devises.

Si on veut des devises, il y a en général deux grandes options:

i. Vendre des biens et des services aux étrangers qui produisent les biens dont on a besoin

ii. Attirer les étrangers dans ton pays pour qu'ils dépensent leurs devises chez toi.
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45 scientists & policy wonks are meeting this week in Addis Ababa to make sure their agricultural research/development programs are run in compliance with national/international ABS laws and regulations. The meeting is coordinated by @CGIAR Genebank Platform and @ILRI. 1/n
@CGIAR @ILRI ABS=access to biodiversity and sharing of benefits arising from its use. That means the @UNBiodiversity Nagoya Protocol, the @planttreaty and relevant national regulations. 2/n
@CGIAR @ILRI @UNBiodiversity @planttreaty There's a bunch of research leaders and #genebank managers at the meeting. I'll add pix and other snippets to this thread as I get them from my "mole" at the meeting, who is apparently social media challenged. 3/n
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#Kenya day 1 . Airport landing on arrival visa process , hotel check in and went to meet my wife's friend in county side . 2 hrs car drive from Nairobi .
And they are meeting after 10 years
1 hour drive in highway and 45 mins drive in real mud road ~Murunga county
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1. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
2. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....…
Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:…
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By @PressTV
U.S. military campaign in #Somalia could take seven more years to complete: Report
By @telesurenglish
#CubanDoctors assigned to the 3 #Kenyan counties bordering Somalia have been temporarily brought to Nairobi. The driver who drove the doctors on the day of the kidnapping will be detained for investigations.

Via @oskarteleSUR
By @telesurenglish
#Kenyan officials reported all Cuban doctors deployed along the border with #Somalia are being evacuated following the kidnapping last week of two #CubanDoctors.
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2/DEC 06/18. Princess Huawei arrested…
3/The very next day...

DEC 07/18. Ecuador: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave London embassy…
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