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"Investimentos publicos" e Roubalheira, no fim a mesma coisa em #Angola

O que significa dizer que "Angola gasta pouco com saúde"

A #thread ⬇️…
Certamente que o leito se lembra do episódio do programa da "Direto ao Ponto", da TV Zimbo, em que o economista Carlos Rosado de Carvalho, @crosado, lamentava o "fraco investimento na educação em Angola", link do vídeo para quem nao viu:
@crosado Com o gráfico chave sendo aquele que mostra que #Angola seria um dos "países que menos gasta com #educação a nível de #África".
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"The fact that #Emic was able to rise from the ashes of #SCL while the #CambridgeAnalytica and SCL debacle was still under investigation shows that governments have not learned the lessons of 2016."…
@EmmaLBriant: "Governments are failing us. Such firms continue to provide training, or engage directly, in tactics to influence the behavior of citizens."…
"Even ineffective influence campaigns can have major — and unexpected — impacts on audiences or situations. SCL had real-world impact worldwide. 

...has been accused of using Behavioral Dynamics Methodology to unethically manipulate election campaigns..."…
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#Kenya #Nairobi #Coronavirus

This weekend, the Kenyan government announced plans to perform mass tests in the capital, Nairobi.
The test drive comes as Kenya, after the government announced a further relaxation of protocols to fight the pandemic, has seen a recent increase in new cases.
The test drive comes as Kenya, after the government announced a further relaxation of protocols to fight the pandemic, has seen a recent increase in new cases.

The government will aim its research efforts in the capital through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS),
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SCL - a Very British Coup…
SCL – a Very British Coup

Liam O Hare on the deep connections between @CambridgeAnalytica’s parent company Strategic Communication Laboratories (#SCL Group) and the #Conservative Party and military establishment,
‘Board members include an array of #Lords, #Tory donors, ex-British #army officers and defense contractors. This is scandal that cuts to the heart of the #British establishment.’

The scandal around mass data harvesting by Cambridge Analytica took a new twist on Monday.
A Channel 4 news undercover investigation revealed that the company’s Eton-educated CEO Alexander #Nix offered to use dirty tricks – including the use of bribery and sex workers – to entrap #politicians and subvert #elections.
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Pres. Trump goes head to head in #Debate2020 with Dem. Challenger #VP Joe Biden; these debates are certainly going to generate lots of interest. I previously worked on a presidential campaign as debate Coach. Follow this thread as l share the rules of political debating on TV.
In 2016 a record 80 Million watched the Televised debates between Dem. Hillary Clinton& Rep.Trump.Tonight’s debate may eclipse this number due to the #Covid-19 pandemic where many supporters of both candidates have largely kept away from large rallies #DebateTuesday #Debates2020
Tonight will present a chance to view and interrogate the candidates closely. The inability of millions to attend rallies may translate to the largest ever television audience television watching the debates. #Debates2020
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Post & Archives Part 12 Image
Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Unconstitutional Orders
Organizations that should never have influence over decisions:
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#Kenya's #Chinese-Built Railway Proves Pricey

#Kenyan lawmakers want the operating costs of a Chinese-built railway nearly cut in half and have called for renegotiating the Chinese loan to finance the line's construction.…
“We also recommended that the entire loan framework should also be renegotiated, the original loan framework now with COVID-19 and, of course, Kenya and the world will never be the same again with this effect of COVID-19.
Parliament’s Transport Committee says huge operating losses & debt to Chinese banks are straining taxpayers already hit by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

That loan should be renegotiated downwards or agreed on extending the time upon which we should have paid.
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In #Kenya, the Chief Justice has advised the president to dissolve Parliament for failing to enact legislation required to implement the 2/3 gender rule.
Women’s rights activists have been quick to remind the chief justice and media not to erase their work…
“This has been our dream project which we pursued relentlessly for seven years and it has come to fruition now,' says trans activist Grace Banu. Read about the dairy farm run by trans women in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district in India…
Also in FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter:

Read about why making sex work legal would help in the #COVID19 fight.…
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Feminist news from #Saudi Arabia. #Kenya, #Yemen, and a dairy farm run by trans women in #India, the forthcoming film about Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, and why making sex work legal would help in the #Covid_19 fight.

Monday and Wednesday’s newsletters bring you feminist news from around the world:…
And Friday’s FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter is a new and exclusive essay/column by me.

Sign up - it’s free. And if you choose to pay - thank you!

And as always: fuck the patriarchy…
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What do we do on Sundays? (I mean, before the cleaning, cooking, stopping kids' squabbles, and trying to crack the code of how to fit both work & homeschooling in the coming week). We read! So here's #EyalaReads, your recommended reads about #Africa #WomensRights & #Feminism.
"Grief is a cruel kind of education." Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote how grieving for her father, but also about who he was. It's a beautiful and moving piece. Uncomfortably intimate at times, especially because she has been so private so far. @NewYorker
"Volatile times call for complex and imaginative cultural stories." Read @MsAfropolitan's thoughts about African #feminism and afropolitanism today. (Blogging tip: see how she links back to her own blog when she guest-posts? We learn oh!) @brittlepaper
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#Argentina: Criminalizing abortion forces women & girls to seek illegal abortions; many are performed unsafely.

Every year 2,500 babies are born to children under the age of 15 who are forced to give birth. #OpDeathEaters

#ElSalvador: Women & girls forced to birth, due to total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, a deformed fetus, or life is in danger.

100 children, as young as 10, forced to give birth after being raped during #Covid19 lockdown. #OpDeathEaters…
#ElSalvador: More than 140 women (many rape victims) have been charged under the total ban on abortion, even in cases of miscarriages, since 1998, incarcerated for up to 35 years in some of the world's most notorious prisons. #OpDeathEaters…
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#AFRICOM may soon have the authority to conduct airstrikes in #Kenya. Significant news from @EricSchmittNYT and @charlie_savage. In #Somalia, al-Shabaab has grown more powerful as US airstrikes have spiked.…
The article notes that Kenyan authorities have to assent before a strike. Strikes in #Somalia are also carried out "in partnership" with the government, but issues include politicized intelligence and power imbalances.
Here's some of my reporting from over the last 18 months on US strikes in Somalia :…
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A small thread for the business online...

#marketing #advertising #kenya #KOT #kenyansOnline #DisruptiveRules
Most people have recently started a new business online or have had to adapt to the change and situation to move their business online. There are key important factors that one must note before getting too comfortable with being online.
Firstly - Know your Target Audience - Your Customers. Where are they and what are they saying / doing.
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NEW: US making "limited progress" in degrading #ISIS #alQaida in #Africa, per @DoD_IG report

"In East Africa, #alShabaab moved freely & launched attacks in #Somalia & #Kenya...In the #Sahel & LakeChad regions, violence continued at high levels & expanded to new territories"
"In North #Africa, ISIS-#Libya resumed small-scale attacks in the southern desert region of #Libya" per @DoD_IG Sean O'Donnell "The ongoing civil war...intensified as more foreign fighters and mercenaries deployed to Libya to fight on both sides of the conflict"
MORE: Spread of #COVID19 across #Africa "did not appear to slow VEO (violent extremist organizations) activity" per @DoD_IG O'Donnell "The pandemic exacerbated many of the underlying conditions that foster VEO growth, including economic and food insecurity"

#Africa #terrorism
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Bij #NPO dramaserie over NL commando's. Dat is natuurlijk veel spannender dan wat echt aan de hand is in Nigeria, Burkina Faso en Ivoorkust. #journaal heeft al maanden niets meer gerapporteerd over ontwikkelingen mbt de mondiale jihad.…
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My investigation for @declassifiedUK today uncovers a CIA-backed kill-capture paramilitary squad (RRT) behind night raids against terror suspects in #Kenya

Some targets are arrested. Some were extraordinarily rendered. Many are killed...…
The Kenya squad was conceived and trained by the CIA in 2004, as part of an “intimate integration” programme, former CIA senior Henry Crumpton told me

18 paramilitaries from Kenya's GSU were flown to the US for their first training, in rendition operations and then armed
The CIA, MI6 and Kenya's NIS gathered intelligence on their targets for the RRT

MI6 was worried by their nationals travelling to Somalia through Kenya for 'jihadi tourism'

In the early days, those captured by the squad, including in Somalia, were often rendered by the CIA
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#COVID19 au à l'origine d'une augmentation des grossesses chez les adolescentes.

Depuis longtemps, il existe un taux élevé de grossesses dans ce pays chez les adolescentes : 82/1000 filles âgées de 15 à 19 ans en 2016 ; 71/1000 en 2017.…
Le confinement #COVID19 aurait entraîné entre mars et mai, de très nombreuses grossesses chez des ado : rien qu'à Nairobi, plus de 5 000 filles sont tombées enceintes, dont plus de 500 âgées de 10 à 14 ans. Mais ces chiffres ministériels sont probablement sous estimés. #Kenya
Sur une période de trois mois de confinement, 152.000 adolescentes kenyanes sont tombées enceintes, soit une augmentation de 40 % de la moyenne mensuelle du pays. #Kenya…
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"I’d like to begin today’s briefing with an update on the #Ebola outbreak in the Equateur province of the #DRC.
The outbreak continues to increase and to spread geographically. Yesterday the 100th case was reported, with 43 deaths in 11 health zones across the province"-@DrTedros
"There is currently a delay of about 5 days from the onset of symptoms to when an alert about a suspected #Ebola case is raised"-@DrTedros #DRC
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Thread by @NdunguWainaina

The unfortunate events in @Senate_KE are a very dangerous early warning signal of the open role of security forces in determining the political and public affairs trajectory in #Kenya.

The threats and intimidation to @Senate_KE due to revenue sharing basis has a serious chilling effect. It is a direct assault on the Constitution and democracy. It signals dangerous days ahead for every Kenyan.

This is no longer a Senate matter. This is coming in heels of the military takeover in Nairobi City County.

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A friend asked a question today: "How come #Kenya is able to manage its FX situation much better than us?"

He was in Nairobi in 2018, and noted that their system works quite well. The Kenyan Shilling has hovered around KSh103 to US$1 for the past 5 years or so. Image
The answer is quite simple: They don’t have oil to wreak havoc on their economy.

As @DoubleEph says, #Nigeria has signed a blood oath with oil. We get blood money but the downside is never knowing peace

You see, the “free oil” has made us an abnormal economy.
#Kenya relies on tourism for jobs, tax revenues & FX.

Do you know how hard it is to make a dollar in tourism?

Nairobi is competing for the same tourist $$$ as Rome, Paris and Dubai, so they have to up their game.

Abuja just sits down and oil credits dollars into the account.
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Hello Eyala family! It's been a week of near-silence on social media because July brought more engagement than what my little introvert heart can handle. But I'm back with #EyalaReads, your weekly reading recommendations about #feminism #Africa #WomensRights.
Images of the #BeirutBlast have been haunting me all week. I can't stop thinking about the thousands of womxn from across Africa working in #Beirut as domestic workers. This @CNN piece about what they're experiencing is a painful read.
For African migrant workers in #Beirut trauma is adding to trauma. @CNN had previously reported on abuse by #Kenya consulate staff. An infuriating read. If you know #Afrifem / orgs supporting our sisters in #Lebanon please let me know. #EyalaReads
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#NFD alone isn't viable of threaten secession against d Gov. of #Kenya, so they count on #Somalia to support them but lately, some of them were Kenyans & used Kenyan soldiers to enforce their will in #Jubbaland. U can fool d #Somalis once but not for all days.#Mogadishu #Galmudug
You wonder why I don't support fake unionist, dear #Somalis we can hardly keep together what belongs together & the two #NFD #SomaliState have always used their Masters to achieve their interest in #Somalia & cause havoc & isolation of now #FGS & then #SDR😉 #Mogadishu #Jubbaland
We can't fight multiple fronts. In the past, both #Somali regions under foreign powers have not helped to build peace in #Somalia, but have strengthened d forces dat wanted 2 divide #Somalia. #Somaliland, #Galmudug & #Iley #SomaliState & now #Madoobe #Jubbaland & #NFD😉#Mogadishu
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Rejoignez moi le 31 juillet pour affirmer haut et fort: Je suis #AfricaineEtPlurielle ! Je serais sur Zoom ce vendredi pour des conversations avec les femmes et féministes africaines (ci-dessous) qui transgressent les normes. #SayEnough
✊🏿 @drtlaleng (#AfriqueduSud) : Docteure en médecine (MBChB), militante pour la santé et les droits sexuels et reproductifs, Rapporteure Spéciale des Nations unies sur le droit à la santé, et autrice de "Dr T: A Guide to Sexual Health & Pleasure" Image
✊🏿@SouadDouibi (#Algérie): Artiste plasticienne, performeuse & enseignante d'art thérapie. En 2016, Souad a créé une magnifique performance dans laquelle elle écrivait le mot "Imra'a" (femme) sur les murs d'Alger, suscitant un débat public s/ la place de la femme dans la société Image
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