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On today's #COVID19 live-blog:
1. Tens of millions of migrant workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic crisis now face unemployment and poverty in their home countries.
Read more: cleanclothes.org/covid19 1/
2. Some factory owners in #Bangladesh report receiving new orders, although much less than usual.
3. In response to the #Cambodia employer association's call to delay annual wage negotiations, unions & workers urged to negotiate a minimum wage increase this year as planned. 2/
4. Union leaders in #Cambodia pointed out that the distribution of the government's relief efforts has been too slow and the application process is too complicated. According to the Ministry of Labour, so far $3.9 million have been distributed, benefitting 169,161 workers. 3/
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#AfricanNeuroscience [Thread]

Ever wondered what #Neuroscience research looks like in #Africa? For 3 years, we have been working on profiling the neuroscience research landscape in the continent’s 54 countries. Very excited to share our latest work: biorxiv.org/content/10.110…

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Why is this important?
#Africa has real potential in #Neuroscience, but needs help to rise from its current position! To do this, we need accurate data that reflects the heterogeneity of research across the continent's 54 countries.

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Such data is lacking, as previous estimates about research outputs from #Africa are mostly inaccurate, partly because it is difficult to tell whether the research was, in fact, conducted within Africa or outside the continent in collaboration with #Africanscientists

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1/11 How can a country quickly implement emergency #CashTransfers when hit by a shock like #COVID19? Options include increasing the value of existing transfers, expanding coverage, or by setting-up interventions based on existing structure. See image from @ValentinaBarca_ et al.
2/11 Tayssir, a #CCT managed by the @MarocEducation covering 2 million students in both rural & urban areas, is the only large-scale social #CashTransfer programme in #Morocco. However, the emergency benefit for #InformalWorkers didn’t rely on Tayssir to respond to #COVID19. Why?
3/11 In part because Tayssir doesn't have its own targeting mechanism. It also uses RAMED'S proxy means test to determine eligibility in urban areas. See bit.ly/35eJX8E. So, was the main reason to use RAMED cards because of its good targeting performance? Not really…
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1/11 As of 30 April, there were 4,359 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in #Morocco. The country has put in place strong confinement measures with an Oxford Stringency Index of 80.95. The partial lockdown led 57% of firms to suspend their activities and lay off workers.
2/11 #CashTransfer schemes for both affected #FormalWorkers and #InformalWorkers were announced and are being implemented as part of the government responses to #COVID19. They are financed through a special fund to fight #COVID19. See @financesmaroc: bit.ly/3cZJwC5.
3/11 The fund started with MAD 10B (USD 1B) from the general budget. @CnssMaroc contributed with MAD 500M from its #UnemploymentInsurance branch. See bit.ly/2KJsyvq. Combined with other donations the fund has reached MAD 32B by 24 April.

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#thread Communist-led Vietnamese victory over the third(usa) imperialist occupation in as many decades happened today 45yrs ago, the socialist north and the Vietnamese ppl finally liberated and reunified the entire country.
#HoChiMinh, Vietnamese Communist leader passes away several years before reunification, he passes away in Sept 1969. His life story is an amazing one.
#HoChiMinh is a leading figure in the founding of the Chinese, French and Vietnamese communist parties founding.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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#Casablanca : The Biggest City of #Morocco
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city. The first thing to do is to visit the famous Hassan II Mosque, which is the largest mosque in North Africa and was proposed by the late King Hassan II.
The Hassan II Mosque is also known as the Maritime Mosque because one third of the entire mosque is built on the sea.
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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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UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 527th day by @AntonioGuterres and @MelissaFlemingmat has started - with @UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq having refused to answer about UN sex abuse cases, coverin up rapes like @StephDujarric - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked #On Botswana, what are the comments and actions if any of SG @AntonioGuterres on that A Botswana ruling party member has said he took part in vote rigging - in which people voted twice - during the October election?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked On #Algeria, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that Kaddour Chouicha was sentenced to one year in prison on charges that appeared to be related solely to his criticism of military and political authorities?
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Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Syria and the immense suffering which Syria has never made amends for.

I made these images several years ago. Still, years later, not one country has made amends. Today on Memorial Day, we remember. #JewishRefugees
Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Tunisia and the suffering which Tunisia has never made amends for.

Today on Memorial Day for the Jewish refugees from Arab countries, we remember. #JewishRefugees
Remembering the Jewish refugees from #Yemen and the suffering which Yemen has never made amends for. Arab states ethnically cleansed their Jews - yet the world is silent.

Today on Memorial Day for the Jewish refugees from Arab countries, we remember. #JewishRefugees
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1/ This morning's Islamic History lecture @UniofOxford was on the Islamic West. We talked a lot about the #Berber "false prophets," incl. Salih ibn Tarif (ca. 8th c.), a mysterious figure from #Morocco who founded his own religion and possessed a Berber scripture (a "#Quran")
2/ Salih seems to have understood prophecy in vaguely Islamic terms, even though he was not a Muslim (or at least a conventional one). He claimed that #Quran 66:4 referred to him when it speaks of "the righteous of the faithful" (salih al-mu'minin) quran.com/66/4
3/ Salih seems to have inverted or altered several Islamic practices: his followers fasted in the month of Rajab but ate in #Ramadan; they prayed five times a day and five at night; and they were given to crying out, "Maggar yakush" in Berber ("God is great," الله أكبر)
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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at africanastronomicalsociety.org/activities/tra…, sarao.ac.za/transit-of-mer… and transit2019.saao.ac.za
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Now UNSG @AntonioGuterres is pontificating about protests, after refusing for a week to answer on Honduras protests after @SDNYLIVE verdict President JOH's brother Tony trafficked drugs and paid bribes, with the UN is familiar. No answers to 8 today -thread
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Banned Inner City Press asked: provide the #Honduras report of Marcie Mersky, Ana Catalina Soberanis, Mirna Cuenta and Javier Cabreja about which Inner City Press asked at the 8 Feb 2018 noon briefing before it was roughed up and banned from the UN, 479 days
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Note: @AntonioGuterres has already left the scripted Q&A with Turkey state media (no answer to banned Inner City Press' written question on #Halkbank as scofflaw like the UN in Haiti) - 11 minutes tops, canceling noon briefing, no answers on UN rapes, corrupt
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Right now the UN is holding a "press briefing" in a room nearly entirely empty from which @AntonioGuterres bans Inner City Press while @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric refuses to answer any of its written questions including today on #Honduras & #Cameroon- thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @rcfp @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press has asked what now are Guterres' belated comments and actions if any on that #Honduras police tear gassed demonstrators who demanded the resignation of President JOH suspected by the #SDNY of collaborating with the drug traffickers?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @rcfp @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @Mundo_PN @InSightCrime @ElMundoSV @HoyMismoTSI @TN5Telenoticias @hondurassol Banned Inner City Press asked October 10-2: On #Mozambique what are the comments and actions of any of SG Guterres on that Anastacio Matavel was shot dead in Gaza province in the south of the country on Monday by five men armed with assault rifles?
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I left my house for two minutes.
And two minutes was all it took.

#Arrest #Immigration #PoliceBrutality

If you're thinking about traveling or living in #Morocco, but have the audacity to do it while black, read this first:
On March 21st, 2019, at about 7:45pm, I left my apartment in Rabat, Morocco to buy some wine before the store closed. I passed by my roommate on the way there, and told her I'd be back. I did not come back.
When I reached a roundabout right up the street, a strange man repeated, "Bonjour" to me. Many people constantly sell things here, so I ignored him. But he got closer and eventually grabbed my shoulder and then grabbed my chest.
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MYTH: It’s an ugly misconception that Jews and Arabs lived in peace before 1948.

REALITY: Jews have faced racism and discrimination for centuries in Arab countries.

This poster I made, 1 of 9, tells the story of Jewish persecution in #Yemen in the 20th century.
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My live update on the opening statements of the #OICMakkahSummit underway now.

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
King Salman: I thank President Erdogan for his leadership in previous session of the OIC Summit.

#OICMakkahSummit
King Salman: #Palestinian issue remains the central question at the heart of OIC's work. We reject any illegal change in the status of Al-Quds/Jerusalem. The Palestinian people will receive our full support to achieve their legitimate rights.

#OICMakkahSummit
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13. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 😉👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 😉👇🏼
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#Breaking: At least 160 killed and hundreds more injured in coordinated #Islamic suicide bomb attacks. Six serial explosions rocked Catholic Churches, 5 stars hotels in #SriLanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. #lka #CVE
1/1 Thowheed Jamaath is already a cancer in #TamilNadu. They have strong influence in Vellore, Ambur, Vaniyambadi & Gudiyatham; Keezhakarai, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram areas. Their branches in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, UK, France, USA, and Australia #CVE
1/2 #UPDATE The seventh attack hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels in #SriLanka's capital. #lka #CVE
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Thread , Very interesting report:
#ISIS Ambassador in #Ankara !!!
by @AnneSpeckhard
1/ Abu Mansour, an electrical engineer from #Morocco, came to #Syria in 2013. He traveled from Casablanca, Morocco, to Istanbul, Turkey, and through the southern border of Turkey into Syria. His first stop was Idlib, Syria, just as hostilities between al Nusra and ISIS had begun.
2/ Abu Mansour ended up on the ISIS side of that rift and was assigned by ISIS the job of an intake official on the Syrian side of the Turkish border. His job was to receive the steady flow of foreign fighters streaming into ISIS via #Turkey.
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#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics
She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
She now promotes #international development, security, and cooperation with @theNASciences, through #Science #technology and #innovation.

@theNASciences@NSF! The National academy is independent from govt and provides #scienceadvice and #evidence for #scipol

#NSPNsymposium18
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The first trip abroad that I paid for, was to #Malaysia and #Singapore. I've never understood the average Nigerian's obsession with "Jand" and "Yankee". So, as soon as I could afford to travel abroad, I chose somewhere exotic. #Travel #TravelBae
When I was growing up, I had a strong image of who I wanted to be in life. I wanted to be exposed and have distinct encounters. I wanted to explore unusual things and meet unusual people. #TravelBae
#Singapore & #Malaysia did that for me. I met people I wouldn't ordinarily connect with and listened to them talk about their society and daily lives. I returned from the trip knowing there was a world bigger than #Nigeria. There were people with national problems too. #TravelBae
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