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BERLIN: hemedti schickt den RSF berater ezzat auf diplomatentour um auf die internat. gemeinschaft einzuwirken + sich als verhandlungspartner zu rehabilitieren.

ezzat soll sich zur stunde bereits in berlin aufhalten - wie lässt sich das bestätigen oder klären?
hier ein eigenbericht der RSF über den auftakt der propagandatour. die miliz dominiert mit eskalativer skrupellosigkeit die kämpfe im khartoum, gilt aber in der größe den SAF als unterlegen.
während #RSF im sudan plünderungen, vergewaltigungen, zerstörung von medizinischer notversorgung + andere kriegsverbrechen begeht, will sich die terrormiliz nach aussen weiter als demokrat. partner anbieten.…
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Operation Kaveri

The Indian Government has launched an evacuation drive from the crisis-hit nation of #Sudan under the codename '#Kaveri' after the law and order situation had become highly volatile following the power struggle between #RSF and the army, causing destruction. Image
The name '#OperationKaveri' was coined by Prime Minister @narendramodi himself post review of the emerging crisis situation in Sudan.
Under the leadership of @MOS_MEA Shri V. Muraleedharan, the @MEAIndia has made sure that the evacuation became a non-threatening process for #Indians by conducting numerous meetings with Sudanese Foreign Ministry officials.
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Looking at the networks that support #Hemedti in #Sudan, an interesting carousel emerges with the #UAE in the middle

Network-centric statecraft at its best, involving #Libya, #Wagner and the War in #Yemen Image
2) starting with the #UAE's direct networks to #Sudan & the #RSF, Abu Dhabi has set up a well-oiled network of companies and financial institutions to support #Hemedti to bring gold to market and manage personal finances…
3) The #UAE have provided arms to #Hemedti's #RSF in #Sudan since 2019 - recent evidence suggest as late as 2021…
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Part two of @DFRLab's coverage on social media manipulation and violence in Sudan. A network of Twitter accounts is promoting #RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, aka Hemedti, by posting copied content and duplicate replies on Hemedti related content. 🧵👇…
The network’s content appears to fall into three categories:

• Tweets copied directly from the official Twitter accounts of the RSF or Hemedti
• Seemingly original content posts promoting Hemedti and the RSF
• Replies to tweets posted by the RSF and Hemedti.
Before the conflict between the RSF and Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) began, the accounts portrayed Hemedti as a reformist general and potential leader. After fighting started, as a hero. Often the accounts posted identical content, including replies, within seconds of one another.
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Abu Dhabi has significant leverage over Hemedti

"With the sending of mercenaries to Yemen and the financial manna of gold smuggling for the #UAE, #Hemetti also became one of the richest and most powerful men in the country." #Sudan…
The #UAE have used their role as a regional hub to build broad networks in #Sudan making it an indispensable facilitator for the #RSF…
The UAE also provided information support to the #RSF:
"In October 2021 DFRLab reported on a Facebook network with links to Saudi and the #UAE, which was removed for “coordinated inauthentic behavior on behalf of a foreign or government entity.”…
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As fighting continues in Khartoum, @DFRLab discovered 900+ Twitter accounts that appear to have been hijacked and refurbished to boost content supportive of #Hemedti and the #RSF, making the paramilitary force appear more popular than they may be. 🧵👇…
Our team reviewed 4,882 accounts and found that some very old accounts, most of which had been dormant for many years, suddenly began tweeting between December 2022 and February 2023 at what appeared to be a random combination of words and a date Image
After the random posts, accounts started liking content posted by Hemedti/RSF. However, almost none of the 900 accounts actually followed Hemedti or the RSF. Trying to appear authentic, accounts sometimes tweeted out Quran verses and inspirational quotes, often simultaneously.
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Remember #Predator mercenary spyware was delivered to #RSF, the militia attempting the coup in #Sudan right now.

Reporters described the tech as having the "potential to tip the balance of power"

By @cr0ft0n @telloglou @e_triantafillou & @omerbenj… ImageImageImageImage
2/ It won't just be #Sudan.

It isn't abundantly clear, commercial #spyware proliferation is on track to play a growing role in geopolitical instability. Image
Was it worth it? This is exactly the question.

Without oversight and control, unfortunately, this will keep happening.

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#Sudan Coup Update - 18th April
1. Taliban’s government calls on #Sudan to immediately stop violence🫡😂 and resolve the differences through dialogue and negotiations😌🫡🤒🥴😂😂😂😂
#SudanCrisis #Sudancoup #Taliban #Afghanistan
(Statement from Zabeehullah Mujahid,…… ImageImage
2. Egypt may respond to the conflict in Sudan by siding with the Sudanese army, - New York Times.
Egypt maintains close ties with the Sudanese army, and several dozen Egyptian soldiers have now been captured by the Sudan Rapid Response Group fighting the government forces," the…… ImageImage
3. Leader of Sudanese paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Daglo calls on the international community to intervene in Sudan fighting, claiming the country’s armed forces are waging war against civilians. RSF is attempting a coup in the country as rebels clash with the…… Image
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In #Sudan l'esercito sta recuperando posizioni, ma la situazione è molto fluida e le prospettive sono incerte. Non è da escludersi uno scenario di guerra civile con il Paese diviso in zone occupate anche da altri gruppi ribelli 🧵
Nell'immediato le truppe di #alBurhan sono state sorprese.
Le #RSF sono strutturate per colpire più velocemente. Sono equipaggiate mediamente meglio, hanno esperienze anche in Libia e nella regione del Lago Ciad. #Hemetti poi ha una fitta rete di contatti e roccaforti sparse.
Per di più in questo periodo l'esercito sudanese era in attesa di comprendere gli indirizzi per l'eventuale riorganizzazione dopo gli accordi del dicembre 2022 tra al-Burhan e le opposizioni, uno dei motivi della contesa con Hemetti.
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Ok, #Sudan story time, or as I like to call it: a tale of "White Nonsense".
In October of 2021, the Civilian-led government of Sudan suffered a military coup on the hands of both the #SAF under AlBurhan & the #RSF under Hamdeti, the two leaders & forces fighting today.
This was naturally detrimental to #Sudan 's transition towards civilian democratic rule & a set back for the civilian revolutionary forces, who had finally removed ELBeshir after more than 30 years of dictatorship, Genocide, War & economic sanctions. So what did the US do?
The logical thing for the US - big advocate of democratic rule- was to impose western sanctions on the generals who did the coup to pressure them to back down. This was the recommendation of Jeffrey Feltman, the #U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa for the #Biden administration.
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The framing of the #Sudan current conflict as a proxywar between the #UAE backed #RSF & #Egypt backed #SAF is not only wrong, but one of the dumbest misinformed takes one could have about this situation. Rivalled only by the take that supporting the Generals wud lead to democracy
First off:
-the UAE doesnt back the #RSF over the Sudan military. They back both, but will always lean to the side of institutions (The Army) when push comes to shove, and has been for the past 6 months. Same with Saudi.

Currently the #RSF stands alone.
The #SAF is not only backed by is also backed by the Gulf, the EU and the US. The western powers specifically will never back the #RSF or Hamedti given his history of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, & especially after his collaboration with #Russia got exposed.
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The #SAF-#RSF war across #Sudan 🇸🇩 is not just a power struggle between #Burhan and #Hemedti, it is a clash of two military generations. Two vastly different cultures of warfare, each with a desire to dominate Sudan and have the other one be the scapegoat of decades of misery. Image
Burhan represents the old guard, the generals who took power in 1989 and have basically ruled #Sudan 🇸🇩 ever since. The SAF is a responds to ower struggles with coups and to rebellions with sieges and bombardments. It is a classic Arab military, similar to the EGA 🇪🇬or the SAA 🇸🇾 Image
Hemedti is the challenger. He represents the warlord generation, his irregular RSF was founded from the "Janjaweed" militias, which were created to do the SAF's dirty work.

RSF militants would destroy village after village in rebellious areas, slaughter thousands of civilians. Image
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#Sudan 🇸🇩: residents of #Khartoum woke up this morning to the sound of gunfire and plumes of smoke rising into the air as clashes appear to have erupted in the capital city.

These armed confrontations follow weeks of rising tensions between the SAF and RSF military factions.
#Sudan 🇸🇩: many Sudanese see loyalists of the former #Bashir regime as being behind the recent tensions, sowing chaos as a way to derail any transition process and attempt a possible return to power…
#Sudan 🇸🇩: more footage if gunfure and rising smoke in the #Khartoum area.
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#Sudan 🇸🇩: during a speech today #RSF warlord #Hemedti was trying to save his own skin by saying he regretted his role in the #SudanCoup.

He stated the coup of October 25th was a mistake which opened the door for the former regime (Bashir loyalists) to return to power. Image
#Sudan 🇸🇩: meanwhile #Khartoum based Resistance Committees are calling for anti-military protests on 21 February. Image
#Sudan 🇸🇩: anti-military protests in the streets of #Khartoum today.
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[THREAD OPÉRATION ÉVELYNE] : à l'occasion du récit via @Mediapart de Marina Ovsiannikova de son exfiltration avec l'aide de #RSF, ressurgissent les doutes, les accusations. Pour résumer : et si la journaliste qui défie Poutine était un agent double ? 1/…
Bien sûr, à mon petit niveau, je n'ai à l'heure actuelle pas les éléments matériels pour réfuter. Et l'histoire de la guerre froide nous apprend à nous méfier des transfuges. Robert Littell en a fait le sujet de plusieurs de ses romans. 2/
Lors de sa conférence de presse à #RSF, Marina Ovsiannikova a raconté que les services russes avaient fait courir le bruit qu'elle était un de leurs agents quand elle avait été travaillé en Allemagne, pour la discréditer. Ce ne sont que ses propos. Mais... 3/
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1/ AMNA, the 🇬🇷state-owned news agency, has a unique ability to make events go unreported – and therefore effectively not to have happened.

Its role is crucial because the business model of *hundreds* of 🇬🇷 websites is based solely on the reproduction of its alerts.

A thread 🧵
2/ As months-long, well-documented investigations on the #pushbacks of asylum-seekers were published by credible foreign media, AMNA maintained silence.

It does not take the same attitude when the same outlets ...

@we_are_solomon @VoxEurop…
3/ ... publish short articles praising the beaches of a 🇬🇷 island - these are often grounds for an alert that is then republished on hundreds of websites.

In this op-ed published by @we_are_solomon & @VoxEurop we present 2 examples of @amna_news unique ability to curate reality.
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#Hemeti the #RSF #Janjaweed leader bought one of Khartoum’s landmarks: As-Souq Al-Afranji or the western market. He effectively closed one of the oldest bookstores in the capital; Meroe bookshop & ordered the owner Ms Ikhlas to vacate the premises.👉🏼

Marawi (Meroe) bookshop was established by a greek man named Iskander Fahmi. The #NCP regime treated #Sudanese from non-Sudanese origin badly & confiscated their property including Mr Fahmi’s family.
Most of the western market was owned by Sudanese Jews, Christians &.. 👉🏼
👈🏼#Sudanese from European origins.
#Hemeti “bought” the prime property. I doubt very much that there was real acquisition deal. He doesn’t buy, he “takes”
The #RSF Janjaweed have no use for knowledge or education. They get ahead by violence, coercion, bribery & gun-toting.
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1/Thread #Lynx #Leo2 & #ΕΣ: Μετα την εκπνοη της προτασης εξωδικαστικου συμβιβασμου για τα οφειλομενα 100 εκ ( εντοκα 150-200 εκ με βαση δημοσιευμα του @SavvasVlassis ) στις 30 Απριλιου, ηρθε η ωρα να δουμε τα θετικα και αρνητικα της πρότασης των των #KMW και #Rheinmetall #Ελλαδα Image
2/Στα θετικα ειναι η αποκτηση ενος κορυφαίου #ΤΟΜΑ το οποιο μεταφερει ομαδα 8-9 ατομων κατω απο την προστασια θωρακα του 38-42 τοννων #Lynx, ενω διαθετει ενα ισχυρο αυτοματοποιημενο πυργο με 35mm πυροβολο #Wotan και εκτοξευτη #Spike ή και mini-#UAV (!). Image
3/Διαθετει διαφορες εκδοσεις μεταξυ των οποιων το φθηνοτερο #APC με τηλεχειριζομενο πυργο , οχημα διοικησης, μηχανικου, μεταφορεας όλμου και ακόμη και ελαφρυ αρμα μαχης με πυροβόλο 120mm ImageImage
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When the intl community suggests “dialogue with the military”, I think they are missing one important difference between the Sudanese military & the norm in the rest of the world - with a few exceptions:
The ousted fascist islamist regime has fundamentally changed—->
<—the nature & hierarchy of the armed forces. 1989 coup planning took long time & meticulous preparations. They recruited officers to the NCP & radicalized their beliefs so that their loyalty is to the islamists ideology outweighs their loyalty to the country & their mission—>
<— the top generals are compromised beyond rehabilitation. Same generals became the Security Committee of Bashir regime & took over when he was ousted in 2019. Then they rebranded to Transitional Military Council #TMC amid the protests & sit-ins. They continued to quell descent—>
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1. come vi avevo promesso,voglio farvi capire le falsità nel podcast di #Repubblica su Julian #Assange. Ormai nel panorama giornalistico italiano l'anomalia è difendere i fatti, non pubblicare falsità:…
2. chi vi parla è un giornalista che ha lasciato #Repubblica, dopo 14 anni di lavoro per il gruppo(Espresso prima, Repubblica poi) per poter continuare a fare il proprio lavoro giornalistico sul caso #WikiLeaks: non era più possibile
3. tralascio le disgraziate affermazioni di #GerardoGreco che parla di "*cosiddetto* direttore di #WikiLeaks", chiama Manning "Bradley"contro la sua libera scelta di essere una donna (e non c'è più donna di chi sceglie di esserlo),dice: "nulla è crittografato,tutto è trasparente"
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Here is my analysis of what the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), #Sudan's paramilitary group, were doing to promote their image on social media just weeks before the military coup on October 25. 🧵👇…
In September Facebook removed a network of 993 assets linked to the #RSF for violating their policy against "foreign or government interference." The assets were used to amplify pro-RSF content and support the group's leader, Hemeti.…
This post from one of the most active pages, نحنا دعامه (“We are the rapid forces”) claimed Hemeti was the only hope for Sudan. The image is copied directly from his verified FB page. Image
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#Libya 🇱🇾: #GNA forces have dealt a decisive blow to #Haftar's #LNA. The #Tripoli conquest is over
#Libya 🇱🇾: the battle for #Tripoli is over! #LNA forces have pulled out of the remaining outskirts towards #Tarhuna and #Fezzan. #GNA is now in full control of the capital and its suburbs.
#Libya 🇱🇾: celebrations on Martyr's Square in #Tripoli following the defeat of the #LNA
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🔴 #RSF ​is mobilised this morning in support of Julian #Assange, in front of #Woolwich court in London where his trial begins in a few hours. #FreeAssange #live
In retaliation for his role facilitating major revelations in the international media about how the US conducted its wars, #Assange is facing 18 charges in the US, including 17 under the Espionage Act. If extradited to the USA he could be sentenced to up to 175
years in prison.
#RSF urges the UK government to prioritise the principles of freedom of expression and the defence of journalism in its treatment of Assange, and to act in accordance with UK law and the country’s international human rights obligations. #FreeAssange
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#国境なき記者団 は、中国政府に対して、北京駐在の #ウォールストリートジャーナル 記者3名が、流行中の #コロナウィルス への中国の対応について新聞に公表した意見書によって下された追放処分を撤回するよう求めた。 @WSJJapan @joshchin @Chao_Deng @PhilipWen11
@WSJJapan @joshchin @Chao_Deng @PhilipWen11#コロナウィルス の流行は国際的に大きな関心事であり、#ウォールストリートジャーナル のような大手メディアにとって、このテーマについての分析や意見を公表することは至って当然なことだ。」と #RSF 東アジア事務局長、セドリック・アルビアニは述べた。
@WSJJapan @joshchin @Chao_Deng @PhilipWen11 @amnesty_or_jp 更に、アルビアニは「もし中国当局がこの特定の記事の論調を好まないのならば、彼らには公的に反対意見を述べる権利がある。しかし、メディア企業やその従業員に対して報復的措置を取ることは認められない。」との見解を示した。
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