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Breaking: I have spent the last half-hour with a @CAF_Online official, explaining, off the record, their #WAFCON2022 position on #TeamZambia ‘s @BarbraBanda11. It was a deeply robust discussion and I will disclose what he said. (A thread…)
“Osasu, everyone is criticising us for Banda. But I have one question - did @FAZFootball submit her name as a member of #TeamZambia for the #WAFCON? They never did, at any time. So, how can we talk about a player that was never put forward for registration or registered?”
@FAZFootball never did, at any time, tell us that @BarbraBanda11 had any issue that made her ineligible for the #WAFCON in #Morocco. That is the truth of the matter. We are not obligated to ask why a country did not register a player for it. That’s an internal matter.”
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From what my #TeamZambia source is saying, and documentation, @CAF_Online clearly has gender/DSD rules players must meet, before they are eligible to play at the #WAFCON, which begs the question: What rules did Barbara Banda fail to meet, that she met for the 2020 @Olympics?
I understand that @CAF_Online is going to release a formal statement to state their position. I hope they do that ASAP, because in Banda’s case, it is coming FOUR YEARS late. There are more questions than answers at the moment.
Every national team doctor at the @CAF_Online #WAFCON has to sign this declaration, which states that every player has been “examined by them or an APPROPRIATE SPECIALIST, to VERIFY their gender. Image
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1/ In tropical tribal democracies, especially in the so called #DRC, compension only makes sense if it can lead to a news story, an interview or photos on the front pages of journalists' social networks and profiles.
2/6 It is in this sense that a senior official in Kinshasa will feel more obliged to give his opinion on the treatment of migrants by #Morocco and #Spain, and will remain silent on the most recent massacres that have hit and continue to hit #Beni, #Irumu and #Mambasa.
3/6 The same goes for the so-called human rights defenders.
In spite of all this, we, the #Congolese of Kivu and Ituri, do not blame you for your asymmetry of compassion. We remain attached to the values of the Republic, to the Republic and to National Unity.
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The African Sovereign Investors Forum (ASIF) will be held on June 20 and 21 in #Rabat, #Morocco under the theme “Seizing Africa’s Promising Opportunities: Agility & Collaboration in a Changing World”.
#ithmarcapital
During this meeting, organised by Ithmar Capital, leaders & senior officials from strategic African & international sovereign investors will gather to discuss investment opportunities and accelerating the deployment of capital & the financing of growth in African economies.
Ithmar Capital, Morocco’s sovereign wealth fund chairs the international Board of Directors of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) since January 2022 for a three-year term. ithmar is the first African sovereign wealth fund to chair the forum.
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#Ahlawy @AlAhly @AlAhlyEnglish fans - I try to stand for what is right in African football. When the problem was between @WACofficiel v #Taraji @ESTunis1919 @EsperanceSTunis in 2019, I made my professional views clear, because the dignity of African football was at stake.
Many fans of @WACofficiel have disliked me intensely since 2019, because of the positions I took. Some even went as far as racially abusing me. But despite that, I have nothing but respect for the country of #Morocco and its people.
I was a guest of the @FRMFOFFICIEL in 2020. I spent time with the federation president and the @WACofficiel President. They were excellent hosts. But we had robust conversations concerning #Morocco’s controversial influence and behaviour in CAF. insideworldfootball.com/2020/02/04/int…
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The global South defies the West on #Ukraine.
mondediplo.com/2022/05/02ukra…
"Western demands that (the global south) make costly sacrifices by cutting off economic ties with #Russia to uphold a 'rules-based order' have begotten an allergic reaction. That order hasn’t been rules-based; instead, it has allowed the #US to violate intern'l law with impunity"
On the other hand, #Russia is trusted in the global south.
"Russia has become a key interlocutor in all regional crises as the only power with ongoing relations with all participants, including those at odds, or even at war, with each other"
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#DidYouKnow

Nigeria (@NNPCgroup) and Morocco (#ONHYM) are teaming together to build the longest offshore pipeline in the world and second longest pipeline in the world.

It will carry gas from Nigeria to Morocco (& Europe), running across 11 West African countries.

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The Agreement for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) was originally signed by the two countries when President @MBuhari paid a State Visit to Morocco in June 2018.

Remember that Visit that birthed this famous photo? (See #PMBinMorocco for details).
“26 April 2022: We've been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED Phase II) services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The engineering study is progressing in accordance with the initial project planning.” — @Worley_ECR
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"Even with the government subsidies, people in #Egypt, #Tunisia, #Syria, #Algeria and #Morocco spend between 35 and 55 per cent of their income on #food. They’re living on the edge: small price rises bring #poverty and #hunger."

➡️braveneweurope.com/michael-robert… #wellbeing #consumption Image
"Just before the pandemic, in 2019, American non-financial corporations made about a trillion dollars a year in profit, give or take. This amount had remained constant since 2012. But in 2021, these same firms made about $1.73 trillion a year. ...
... That means that for every American man, woman and child in the US, corporate America used to make about $3,081, but today makes about $5,207. That’s an increase of $2,126 per person. ...
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Questions about the #Negev_Summit:
1. As a supporter of #AbrahamAccords, I would have loved nothing better for the Negev Summit to have been a meaningful opportunity for a constructive & frank exchange of ideas building on the foundation between participants.
2. Alas, once again, it appears to be nothing more than another hastily organized photo op. I don't see clear follow-ups that would indicate a substantive basis of support to the points raised to the summit.
3. #Morocco's FM Bourita, for instance, once again went around claiming credit for #Israel's allegedly growing support on the Kingdom's sovereignty over Sahara. But where's #Israel's consulate in #Dakhla? And why is Govrin still a liaison and not a full Ambassador to #Morocco?
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@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
The deputy commander of the Ukr 503rd Independent Marine Infantry Btn has been captured in #Mariupol. He say the remnants of the unit have broken up in small groups to try to make it through the blockade
@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
Georgian Dato Gobedzhishvili & Belorussian Dmitry Apanasovich from the "Georgian Legion" have reportedly been killed at #Irpen near #Kiev ImageImage
@vovka3232 #RussiaUkraine
First footage of combat use of the new #ISDM Remote Mining System in the #Kharkov area
More info in link
armyrecognition.com/june_2020_news…
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Turkish TB2 Drones are proving to be #Ukraine's secret weapon against the #Russian Invasion

Turkish drones are cheap, mobile, and effective at taking out Russian tank convoys

I explain below👇👇🧵
First: here is an example of how #Turkish drones are being used in #Ukraine against #Russian forces

But #Ukraine has only 12 Bayraktar TB2 Drones in its armed forces, far less than it needs to counter #Russia

Important question: Will #Erdogan and #Turkey send more drones to Ukraine?
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1. In recent weeks, #Saudi opposition, linked to extremists & to #Qatar, including Lina Al-Hathloul have been trying to once again draw attention to Loujain Al Hathloul in an effort to renew the view of her as a victim a year after her release.
reuters.com/technology/how…
2. As a reminder Loujain Al Hathloul once campaigned for women's rights to drive but once #MBS came to power and this form of lobbying & activism became irrelevant, switched to propaganda against #KSA on foreign channels in exchange for funding & fame.
3. Al Hathloul, after repeated warnings, was eventually tried & convicted for violations of relevant laws similar to the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (#FARA), which also carries criminal penalties depending on the extent of violations.
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Threat: FM #Bourita's #AbrahamAccords failure raise the specter of anti-#Israel backlash in #morocco.

1. The article takes issue with FM #Bourita's & the Kushner gang's failure to respond to official US maps issued excluding #Morocco's Sahara sovereignty.
choroknews24.com/%d9%84%d9%85%d…
2. Accordingly, the voices which this publication represents point to the failures of #Morocco-#Israel restoration of relations to advance the goals vital to #Morocco's national sovereignty interests.
3. To wit, the deal was predicated on the US recognition of #Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara. If maps appear showing anything other than the official position of the US, that raises question about US commitment and the reality of that deal.
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Thread: Will #NSO countersue for defamation?

1. It looks like #NSO may have a colorable defamation argument against a number of parties who had accused the company's #Pegasus software of being used to hack mobile devices, knowingly causing baseless reputational damage.
2. The first on this list is none other than @JeffBezos who not only was not hacked by #MBS through Whatsapp (or by anyone at all) but COULD NOT Have been hacked by #Pegasus using that method, because that's not how Pegasus works.
3. While US prosecutors have discredited the entire premise of @JeffBezos claim, @AgnesCallamard, who, at the time was still the UN Special Rapporteur, never withdrew her report in support of her claim, relying on disinformation & refusing to retract these allegations.
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Here's the statement by the list of the usual #antisemitic leftist suspects & their #ISlamist cohorts like @CAIRNational, once again perpetuating the lie that #ISrael is an #apartheid state. When was the last time any member of this group spoke to the #Islamists in the #Knesset?
1. The same coalition consisting of #MuslimBrotherhood fronts like @CAIRNational and leftist #antisemitic groups, calling on Congress to reject #AbrahamAccords starts its statement with an attack on #Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara & drags in the war in #Yemen. Image
2. #Islamists, #leftists, and pro-#Iran elements are working together not only to undermine #AbrahamAccords, not only to destroy US relationship with #Morocco, not only to undermine the authority of HM King Mohammed VI...
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Thread: Why is #Morocco's FM Bourita acting like a foreign agent of hostile regimes?

1. HM King Mohammed VI's visionary diplomacy resulted in the watershed breakthrough of US recognition of #Morocco's sovereignty over Sahara, a top priority for the Kingdom's interests.
2. King Mohammed VI furthermore has carefully balanced active pursuit of regional and international diplomacy with countering hostile propaganda efforts. For instance, he did not mention hostile states in his big November speech in 2021, focusing on outlining Morocco's policies.
3. King Mohammed VI's speeches on foreign relations serve as an effective roadmap for laying out the pursued of strong alliance in accordance with #Morocco's priorities. Yet FM Bourita's handling has undermined these outlined principles in an antithetical pattern of failure.
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1. Same day Finnish government claims its diplomats were hacked by #NSO's #Pegasus, #Hungarian journalists are to sue the government for allegedly sing the software against them. #Qatar-funded Guardian warns it's to be a "template for other cases".
theguardian.com/world/2022/jan…
2. As I've repeated many times, it will only get worse unless measures are taken to put a stop to the coalition of interests behind the anti-#NSO anti-#Israel campaign.
3. The aim is to collapse #Israel's cybersecurity industry, monopolize intelligence gathering by pro-#Qatar interests, damage relations between #Israel and friendly states such as #UAE, #Morocco, #Hungary, and #ElSalvador, & embarrass & damage reputations of their leaders.
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Thread: How FM Bourita's policies betrayed Moroccan Sahara security?
1. In my previous thread, I explained how Jamal Benomar, notorious for his pro-#Houthi positions & an agent of #Qatar, benefited from FM Bourita's willingness to give him diplomatic cover & evaded US justice.
2. In public discourse, FM Bourita positions himself as a tough critic of #Iran, with which #MOrocco cut relations in 2018, several months before Benomar was hired by Morocco's mission to the UN, due to #Iran's funding, arming & training of the #Polisario terrorists.
3. Specifically #Iran used an #IRGC operative who had a diplomatic cover with the Algiers embassy to facilitate #Iran proxy #Hezbullah's transfer of weapons and contacts with #Polisario, including training & tunnel building joint ops.
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Thread: #Qatar's Web of #Corruption & Intrigue Implicates #Morocco's FM Nasser Bourita

1. In previous threads, I explained how Kushner's group along with assorted #Moroccan cronies has undermined #AbrahamAccords due to #Qatar backing & infiltration.
2. But the story is much worse than meets the eye. Evidence has emerged connecting some affiliates of the Kushner group with the #Moroccan traitor Jamal Ben Omar, who was hired by #Qatar to recruit American conservative Jewish agents of influence.
3. Jamal Benomar eventually got busted not only for outright #espionage on behalf of #Qatar but for hiring former US intelligence officer to hack & disseminate private information of critics, including, specifically Elliott Broidy, who is now suing #Qatar.
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Thread: How #Qatar rigged the #AbrahamAccords to fail
1. In a previous thread, I raised questions about the stalemate & possible deterioration in #Morocco-#Israel-US relations after what seemed to be a promising start.
2. I posited that a group of greedy, corrupt, and incompetent executors from #Israel & the US and their #Moroccan cronies are trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In particular, I pointed to the dubious role of Jared Kushner's group & their counterparts.
3. But there's much more to the story than meets the eye. #AbrahamAccords was a great idea, but when left in the hands of crooks & unscrupulous pawns of foreign regimes, it was designed to fail and ended up being nothing more than a pricey scam attracting chiefly con artists.
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Thread: How the #AbrahamAccords Failing in #Morocco
1. Below is a dismal summary of the deteriorating diplomatic & political relations between #Morocco, #Israel, and the US on the issue that was a the center of restoration of relations: Moroccan Sahara.
raialyoum.com/%d8%a7%d9%84%d…
2. While HM King Mohammed VI's vision has made the original initiative possible, the inept coalition of #diplomats, officials, lobbyists, and assorted hangers-on and self-promoters who were supposed to execute are mismanaging the basics of implementation & causing a regression.
3. Despite the fact that last year some of us have detailed the centrality of Sahara's #Moroccaneity to the Kingdom's renaissance, vision, & diplomatic vision, the follow up engagement by #Israel and US on this issue has been negligible to nonexistent.
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🧵If you are looking for recent critical, empirical, evidence-based research on migrant smuggling & irregular migration facilitation processes that go beyond "transnational crime" & "business model" tropes, this is some of the research & scholars whose work you must check out.
@KheiraArrouche from @leedsUniversity researches informality and mobility among migrants transiting through and traveling from Algeria. Check her chapter in @euromesco policy study
euromesco.net/publication/be…
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@alia_fakhry at @dgapev has examined the impacts of the EU's countersmuggling strategy in the Sahel, and is also co-author of @euromesco's policy study on smuggling.
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1/ This is what your media has failed to report.

The rise of the people against vaccine Mandates controlled by Vaccine passports gathers pace worldwide.

ITALY - Naples
Rage against the Government.
#Nogreenpass #Italy #Novaccinepassports

2/ ITALY- Milan
The people will decide

#Nogreenpass #Novaccinepassports #Italy

3/ SWITZERLAND
The people will decide.

#Nogreenpass #Novaccinepassport #Switzerland
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#HumanTrafficking #German NGO #rescue ship with 800 #migrants aboard asks #Italy for safe port | 5g ago
- The 'charity' vessel SEA-EYE 4 Took onboard another 400 people from a wooden boat on Wednesday night in a seventh rescue operation..
reuters.com/world/ngo-resc…
#German rescue boat with 800 #migrants reaches #Sicilian port | Nov 7
- #SeaEye said the vessel #SeaEye4 was assigned to the port of #Trapani
Many of the passengers came from countries in #WestAfrica, #Egypt or #Morocco...
khaleejtimes.com/world/german-r…
#Trapani, 847 #migrants of the German «#SeaEye4» landed. Another 308 are pending | 2d ago
- On the same days another charity ship, the #OceanViking, with 308 #migrants on board, was placed awaiting assignment of a port near #Lampedusa.
italy24news.com/News/254158.ht…
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