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Happening now: @FirstLadyNam #Namibia Monica Geingos hosts @WHO Chief Scientist @doctorsoumya Swaminathan and panel, sharing advice, answering questions on #COVID19.… ImageImage
It's a difficult time for #Namibia frontline workers. "As a clinician, it was a rapid learning curve." But we were making advances in fighting #Covid19, flattening the curve. Now, facing more infectious #DeltaVariant, the only way out is vaccines - Pulmonologist Willie Bruwer. Image
“We have lost people who were going to drive this country forward. Our only way out is a vaccine.” Look at #SouthAfrica. Accumulation of deaths, financial hardship, loss of faith in government leaders, who cannot prevent the deaths. Image
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ReconAfrica, a Canadian company exploring for oil and gas in Namibia…
Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd.


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🧵 As coronavirus continues to kill thousands per day, it's important to humanize their deaths. This thread is dedicated to the countless young people worldwide lost to COVID. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid💔 Image
Each thread will memorialize 40 people under the age of 50 from different countries. I'll periodically add to the thread. Assume all people were unvaccinated unless stated otherwise. My hope is to contribute to a worldwide database for those killed by COVID.
There are over 193 countries and countless stories to be told - ex Russia, China, India, Uganda, Nigeria etc. If you know of a young person that has died from COVID, then please add them in the comments or tag me. Let's ensure their memories live on. Thank you 🙏🏽
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📣NEW📣 Our monthly #INFOGRAPHIC is here, with all you need to know about how #African countries are responding to #COVID19.

Our headline?

While deliveries are still far too low, #China has surpassed #COVAX as #Africa's top vaccine source. How and why? Read on 🧵👇🏾!

2/ The first fact to be aware of is that #Africa accounts for under 3% of global cases, under 4% of global deaths, and under 2% of global vaccines administered.
3/ African governments and the @_AfricanUnion have so far ordered doses to cover 50% of the population. But only 1.9% of the population could be covered right now. It's a huge discrepancy, because deliveries are too slow.
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BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE SITUATION- a thread🧵 Did you know that Canadian fossil fuel company ReconAfrica is trying to drill for oil in the sensitive Okavango watershed, upstream of the world-famous #OkavangoDelta ?
ReconAfrica is a Canadian-registered junior oil and gas company that wants to open up a huge, new sedimentary basin in Namibia and Botswana called the Kavango Basin. They have started exploratory drilling in the Kavango region in northeastern Namibia. MAP @NatGeo
ReconAfrica’s license areas, one in #Namibia and one in #Botswana, cover a total of 34,325 sq kms. These licensed areas lie over part of the Okavango River Basin and border the Okavango River, which together feed into the Okavango Delta.…
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Thread on why we have lodged an objection with Namibia's Environmental Commissioner regarding #ReconAfrica's planned 2D seismic surveys criss-crossing #elephant migration corridors across the Kavango regions of Namibia.…
Our objection is coupled with a plea to employ the #precautionary principle to protect the largest cross-border #elephant herd from the harmful actions linked not only to seismic surveying but also from the ongoing exploratory #oil and #gas #drilling in #Namibia.
Seismic surveys help locate oil and gas reservoirs. It takes place by laying receptors called geophones along either a line (2D) or in a grid (3D) and detonating an explosive device, then recording the various soundwaves that are picked up by the geophones. Image: RBS
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The @JewishBund stands in solidarity with the Herero and Nama people in their rejection of Germany’s reconciliation deal with #Namibia...

Between 1884 and 1918, the German empire progressively dispossessed the Herero and Nama people of their lands...
used their bodies for scientific experimentation, and by 1908 had murdered thousands in brutal concentration camps. This was the Herero and Nama genocide – the effects of which linger on in Namibia, in Germany, and beyond today.

For almost a century the reign of white supremacy has actively silenced this history in Germany – it has been totally unrecognised, rarely spoken of, left unanswered for.
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Alemanha reconhece oficialmente que a política colonial do país na atual Namíbia foi #Genocida

No então no Sudoeste Africano Alemão, entre 1904 e 1907, os povos herero e namaqua foram quase exterminados

Algo que repercute nas políticas alemãs de 30 anos depois
O comandante alemão das ações genocidas foi o general Lothar von Trotha, que via como uma guerra contra selvagens sequer humanos, 100 mil mortos

Ele foi para a reserva em 1910 e não lutou na Grande Guerra. Ainda assim, os nazistas o elevaram a "herói" e renderam homenagens(...)
(...) Isso acontecia por verem a violência colonial na atual #Namibia como uma "prova" da "superioridade" do homem branco, e também para legitimar ambições imperialistas alemãs

Hitler e os nazistas não estavam interessados em posses africanas, mas alguns setores estavam(...)
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#COVID_SSA Week 61 UPDATE to 8/5/21 – 36,291 new #COVID19 cases last week (-12% on Week 61) and 973 deaths (-4%). W Africa now -70% below peak for new cases, Central -5%, E -64% and Southern -89%. THREAD👉 for more details @NIHRglobal @AfricaCDC 1/10> 👉
39/ 46 sub-Saharan African countries have had a resurgent 2nd wave, which 28 have suppressed. #Congo #Kenya #Mali are in a 3rd wave.
#Botswana has yet to control W1
Last week
- the long 1st wave in #Togo peaked
- #Djibouti suppressed its 2nd wave
- #Congo entered 3rd wave
Seven countries reported >1,500 cases last week
#SouthAfrica 11,975 (+41%)
#Ethiopia 4,155 (-42%)
#Kenya 3,185 (-15%)
#Cameroun 2,696 (+20%*)
#CaboVerde 1,984 (-2%)
#Angola 1,622 (+23%)
#Madagascar 1,578 (-22%)
* Trend from 2 week rolling average (intermittent reporting)
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Black People and the Holocaust

First they came for Africa, Namibians, and, I said nothing because I was not an African nor a Namibian.

And, then they came for the Jews.

The African Holocaust

“Decades before the Nazis turned to the Jews, German colonialists in Southwest Africa - now #Namibia - slaughtered tens of thousands of tribespeople in a systematic genocide.”

“... [During] the Second Reich, rapid multimillion-person population loss and the tearfully destitute conditions propelling the outflow, were devastating to the German national identity. A concept arose: Volk ohne Raum, that is, “a people without space.”…
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Weiter geht's beim #KSK der Bundeswehr: Massive Verstöße gegen das Vergaberecht stehen im Raum - freihändige Vergabe statt Ausschreibungen, Aufträge an Bekannte und Ex-Soldaten... /MS…
Auslöser der Prüfungen: ein 2012 ausgeschiedener Ex-#KSK-Soldat betreibt in #Namibia eine Ranch. 2019 wollte er wieder zurück in die Bundeswehr - was ihm verweigert wurde, da er in Kontakt mit #PhilippS, dem Soldaten mit dem Waffenlager, stand. /MS…
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Wenn die Unbelehrbaren sprechen.
Zuerst das #HumboldtForum in den Sand setzen,weil man auf dem kolonialen Auge blind ist,&dann die KritikerInnen diffamieren.
Druckt @faznet mittlerweile alles, wenn es nur in die ideologische Richtung passt?
👉Zu #Bredekamp…
Wie #Bredekamp argumentiert👇: Aber kennt jemand einen Fall, wo #Schwarze #Weisse spielen sollten, geschweige denn dafür kritisiert wurden?
#Blackfacing auf den Koof gestellt.
Auch 2.Bsp.infam. Ich kenne niemanden, der die #Kulissen von #Auschwitz nach #Namibia verschieben will. ImageImage
Dass jemand, der am größten #Identitätsprojekt Deutschlands im 21. Jh. beteiligt war, dem preussischen Disneyland namens #HumboldtForum, &mitwirkt(e) am damit verbundenen Versuch der Überschreibung der deutschen Gewaltgeschichte anderen identitären Wahn vorwirft, macht sprachlos.
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A thread about #rhinos in #Namibia 🦏 🇳🇦🌍

1/ In the course of reading #colonial accounts of west Namibian landscapes for @Future_Pasts, I started mapping recorded encounters with rhinos: around 100 records so far, dating back to the late 1700s. 🦏
@SianSullivanUK 2/ The online map from this work indicates where #rhino were documented in the last 200 yrs.
Each placemark includes information for encounters as increasing numbers of mostly European men traversed the area. 🦏

@SianSullivanUK 3/ #rhino in #Namibia were decimated by colonial #hunting with firearms in esp. 1800s: for 'sport', meat and hides.

British Capn JE Alexander's text shows an 1837 rhino hunt where no rhino are now (afaik). Firearms, spears & arrows were all used for this hunt. 🦏
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THREAD #COVID_SSA Weekly UPDATE (W46). Sub-Saharan Africa's 46 countries recorded 171,674 new cases (⬇️-2%) and 4,913 (⬆️+14%) deaths last week. We now classify 24 countries with 'resurgent transmission'. 4 more have yet to control their 1st wave @NIHRglobal
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11 countries reported >1,500 cases last week
#SouthAfrica 111,483
#Zambia 9,507
#Nigeria 9,880
#Zimbabwe 6,382
#Mozambique 4,501
#Malawi 3,478
#Ethiopia 2,980
#Namibia 2,475
#Senegal 1,738
#Eswatini 1,556
#RDCongo 1,534

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13 countries recorded their highest ever number of weekly cases
#Burundi 300
#Chad 345
#Comoros 427
#RDCongo 1,534
#Eritrea 321
#Malawi 3,479
#Mozambique 4,501
#Rwanda 1,389
#Senegal 1,738
#Eswatini 1,556
#Togo 340
#Zambia 9,507
#Zimbabwe 6,382

More details 👉
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In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.

54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .

I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.

Enjoy Image
Day 1.

Morocco .

This 18th-Century Home renovated in the historical center of Essaouira it is an incredible example of traditional Moroccan architecture .

A traditional house renovated and decorated with a contemporary touch.

Between tradition and modernity. ImageImageImageImage
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle the garden was created over the course of forty years, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences.

An hidden beauty ImageImageImageImage
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Im Rahmen unserer Sonderausstellung "#Hingucker#Kolonialismus & #Rassismus ausstellen." wollen wir euch das ABC des #Kolonialrassismus vorstellen.

Heute: H wie #Herero 1/8
In der Region des heutigen #Namibia lebten neben den Bevölkerungsgruppen der #Ovambo, #Damara und #Nama etwa 80.000 #Herero. Die Verwaltung der damaligen deutschen Kolonie "Deutsch-Südwestafrika" herrschte mittels rassistischer Ausgrenzung und Unterdrückung. 2/8
Die halbnomadischen #Herero wurden durch die europäischen Siedler von ihren traditionellen Weideflächen verdrängt. Das entzog ihnen die Existenzgrundlage und versetzte sie in Abhängigkeit der Kolonialisten. 3/8
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🙃 #Namibia 🇳🇦 | ¿Ganó Hitler?

Ah! bueno... 🙏

Adolf Hitler Político de Namibia gana elecciones – ⁦Vía…
#Namibia 🇳🇦

“Adolf Hitler Uunona fue elegido con cerca 85% de los votos para ser el administrador del distrito de Ompundja, en la región de Oshana, en Namibia y este miércoles 3 de diciembre realizó su respectivo juramento para tomar el cargo”, reporta @NTelevisa_com
#NamibiaVotes2020 🇳🇦
“Debido a su nombre, el político de 54 años ha llamado la atención en el mundo entero; sin embargo, pese a compartir la referencia con el líder máximo del nazismo, el administrador de Ompundja asegura que no es como él”, reporta @NTelevisa_com
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Namibia has dropped from 4th best-governed African country to 7th on the latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance #IIAG
#Namibia remains one of the best-governed countries in Africa but has shown a deterioration in both its scores and rankings across key #IIAG indicators
The island countries of Mauritius, Cape Verde and Seychelles take the top three places. Tunisia (4th), Botswana (5th) and South Africa (6th) have moved ahead of Namibia since 2018
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#Germany #Coronavirus #TRAVELWARNINGS -LIST🚨

The newly designated risk areas (see below "New since the last change") are effective from Saturday, October 17, 2020, at midnight.

New since the last change:

#Finland: the region of Ostrobothnia is a risk area.
#France: it is now all of continental France as well as the French. Martinique overseas territory as a risk area.

#Ireland: the Mid-West, South-West, Mid-East, West and Midlands regions are now also considered risk areas.
#Italy: the regions of Campania and Liguria are considered risk areas.

#Croatia: Grad (city) Zagreb and Međimurska counties are now also considered risk areas.

#Malta: the entire country of Malta is considered a risk area.
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Young people have been marching in #Namibia against rising cases of sexual and gender-based violence, after police found a body believed to be of a woman who went missing in April. #ShutItAllDown
Protesters have called on gender minister Doreen Sioka to resign, saying she is insensitive and subjective, and represents Christian women, not the whole population. Video: Arlana Shikongo via @TheNamibian #ShutItAllDownNamibia
Protesters made their way to the ministry of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare and chanted for Minister Doreen Sioka’s resignation. Video: Arlana Shikongo #ShutItAllDown
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"Das AA ist ungeeignet für die Aufarbeitung deutscher #Kolonialgeschichte"
Heute beginnt Konferenz zur dt. Kolonialgeschichte, & #Namibia, #Genozid #Herero #Nama kommt nicht vor.
👉Ein Skandal! Im @Tagesspiegel habe ich aufgeschrieben, warum.…
2/n Seit 5Jahren verhandelt Dtl. mit #Namibia über den kolonialen #Voelkermord. Seit 2 Jahren ist die Aufarbeitung des Kolonialismus deutsches Regierungsziel: Der #Genozid an den #Herero & #Nama ist der Lackmustest für dessen Ernsthaftigkeit.
👉Bilanz ist wenig beeindruckend
3/n Wie kann es da eigentlich sein, dass in der ersten Tagung, die unter der Mitwirkung des Auswärtigen Amtes zum deutschen Kolonialismus stattfindet, #Namibia keine Rolle spielt?
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A thread about the English Establishment, state psychopathy, #COVID19… and why it really matters how people in power think. 🧐✊🇪🇺🇻🇳#history #ToriesOut #resist 🦠
The popular idea of a colonial official during the British Empire days was of a paternal figure dispensing justice and spreading civilisation, as in the 1935 film “Sanders of the River” (see pic), a grossly patronising tale set in colonial #Nigeria... 😬🇳🇬 #BritishEmpire #Korda
The reality was, of course, very different. Consider the work of Charles Callwell, a British soldier with much colonial experience, pictured here on the WWI Caucasus Front as a Major-General in 1916. #Callwell #SmallWars #ColonialViolence 🇹🇷🇷🇺
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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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