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1/ The UN🇺🇳 & @_AfricanUnion🟩 have now both conducted "independent" assessments of how best to provide international support to #Somalia🇸🇴 after 2021. The 🇺🇳 team recommended continuing with a reconfigured @amisomsomalia, the AU🟩 team a hybrid AU-UN multidimensional mission.
2/ The AU🟩 team's envisaged AU-led-UN-hybrid mission (AU-UNMIS) would be 50% police (IPOs + FPUs), 35% military, 15% civilian personnel with expanded political powers for the head (Joint🇺🇳🟩 Special Representative). Overall personnel numbers r unspecified.
3/ The @AUC_PAPS appears to want the hybrid AU-UNMIS to be comprised of only #African personnel but financed💰 entirely by the UN's🇺🇳 assessed peacekeeping contributions. I was unclear about the logistics & mission support model the AU🟩 team envisage.
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Sambalooshe, former spy agency, NISA,
director speaking to VOA:
- I hired Ikran Farah in April, 2017 as an agent in my office; later I appointed her to Human rights and Gender of NISA.
- former Deputy NISA, Guled, also confirms Ikran being NISA agent,
- Speaking to VOA Somali, former NISA deputy, Abdisalam Guled, supports that Ikran Farah was picked up from green zone, suggesting government involvement. The area refered to is between Global Hotel & KM O, NISA HQ in Shibis, northern #Mogadishu, or Ex- Mama khadijo Ali Mahdi HQ
A curios question is: was Ikran Farah working for NISA since 2017, or did she leave the agency while she was the director of the Mayor of #Mogadishu’ office & then returned to it, or did she remain as NISA agent while she was the director of the mayor’s office, prior to his death
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A father of slain soldier who spoke to VOA avails evidence for #Somali troops taken to #Eritrea for training were deployed in #Tigray

- The father who is also Somali soldier said his son, killed by friends he recently made, was among soldiers 1/3…
- The father who is in Afgoye, outside #Mogadishu, said my son called me from Makelle, and told me that he wants to come back home. I sent him money. He was brought to Samera, Afar, then Jijiga, Hargaisa, Garowe.

It is true: he was among soldiers presented by #Puntland.
The father also reported that his son told him while in Tigray: he finished training 19 months ago
- In a curios note, the father reported that people who killed his son were people he learned recently: they were not his friends. He was stabbed to death. #Somalia
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#COVID_SSA Update #Ethiopia - 13 weeks into their 2nd wave. 7,107 new cases last week, one-third⬇️on week 60. So it could be peaking🙏but caution indicated THREAD 1/8 @EPHIEthiopia @abebawfekadu @EthiopianNomad Image
Caution 1 - cases are falling in Ethiopia, but so are the number of tests performed. The test +ve proportion (>20%) remains much too high overall 2/8 Image
Caution 2 - regional data issued by @EPHIEthiopia (latest to 18/4/21) indicates that while incidence *may* have peaked in #Addis it is rising in most other regions (having taken off later) 3/8 Image
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We must remind the wrld how #TPLF forced a discontent #Ethiopian army during the ‘98 border war to invade, occupy, rape, pillage & kill #Eritreans w/ our sovereign borders. The same actions used against Eritreans by Tigrayan’s then, are the same tactics applied upon their ppl.
How can the wrld gloss over the fact tht these savages who raped their ppl in #Tigray for decades, disgustingly committed the same violent crimes against humanity upon elderly, young #Eritrean women. Meanwhile, int’l wrld sat idle & hushed while USAID operated illegally in Badme.
The deceit, & repugnant character of these ppl hv painstakingly been obvious for generations to #Eritreans, #Ethiopians & #Somali ppl, instead adored, protected & supported by the same self-interested, bloodsucking imperialists nations who’ve deliberately shielded #TPLF.
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This 2019 article, written a year before the ethnofascist #TPLF launched war on #Ethiopia, exposes the rampant #rape &sexual violence that #women of #Tigray suffered from the rapist TPLF gang. The defeated criminal TPLF "men" are continuing their rape now!…
2) In this video clip from 2018 brodacast of #Tigray's DW-TV, a #Tigrayan woman recounts the horrible mysogynistic culture in Tigray under #TPLF, where #rape & sexual violence against Tigray's #women is a commonplace occurence, & 60% of Tigrayan womem are victims of rape.
3) #Tigrayan feminist @meazaG_, speaking to #TigrayMediaHouse in 2019, over a year before the war, explained the horrific level of #rape in #Tigray's society. She said men regularly kick & oppress women every night.Tigray ppl were victims of #TPLF. #TPLFcrimes
#Eritrea #Ethiopia
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#African communities in #Sanaa refuse politicization of refugee shelter fire
In a statement issued after a press conference in front of the International Organization for Migration @IOM_Yemen’s office in the capital #Sanaa, representatives of the #Ethiopian,
#Sudanese, #Eritrean, #Somali, and #Djiboutian communities refused the politicization of the issue of shelter fire, noting that the investigation into the accident is continuing.

In their statement, the #African communities confirmed that the Salvation Government, despite
the difficulties of the war and the blockade, provides aid to African refugees, and the foremost of that aid is that their children receive free education.
The statement explained that the aggression and the blockade on #Yemen increased the suffering of refugees, and many of
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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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- #Mekele & #Adigrat - densely populated regions
- 1992-2012 (Meles)📉Infant Mortality by 36.5%
- #Ethiopia has a youthful population (60% is <25years old)
- Morality rate of mother while giving birth is high
- 42% lacked access to water
- 72% struggled to maintain sanitation
2/8 - #TigrayGenocide - Tigray:
- Remains w/out food & water
- Lack of medicine (looted/destroyed) - concern for sanitization & health +COVID-19
- Women giving birth on-route while seeking Asylum
- Current death # >9K
- Education & livelihood jeopardized
Stats from Nov. 2020:
- >222K IDP
- Critical humanitarian aid needed
- Nov. 28-#Abiy claimed victory

Stats from end of 2020 (Ethnic profiling): #Tigrayans were
- Dismissed from their jobs
- Unable to leave #Ethiopia
- Detained| jailed - corruption of the justice system
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NEW: @USAfricaCommand warns #alQaida-linked #alShabaab "remains adaptive, resilient, and capable of attacking Western & partner interests in #Somalia & East #Africa" in final @DoD_IG report on US counterterrorism ops in Africa
Despite ongoing train/advise/equip efforts by US, others "The Somali government...has not met milestones for the development of its security forces" per @DoD_IG Sean O’Donnell

#Somalia #alShabaab
In North #Africa, #alQaida in the Islamic Maghreb (#AQIM) & #ISIS-#Libya "significantly degraded & currently pose no threat to the US homeland & a minimal threat to US interests in the region" per @DoD_IG Sean O’Donnell
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ሰበር ዜና
"የህወሓት ልዩ ሃይል እና ምኒሻ ኩሓ የሚገኘው የመሳርያ ስቶር እየሰበሩ መሳርያ እየወሰዱ ነው። በመቐለ ከተማ በጣም ከፍተኛ ቶክስ አለ"
"TPLF special forces broke into National Defense Force ammunition's depot near Mekele.Gun shots in Mekele"
TPLF Central committee member @reda_getachew calls for calm as reports of heavy gun fire exchanges heard near Mekele. There are reports of TPLF special forces breaking into and looting NDF ammunition's depot. Image
"በሑሞራ ባዕኸርም የህወሓት ልዩ ሃይል የመከላከያ ንብረት ለመዝረፍ ቶክስ ከፍቷል"
Reports coming on TPLF special forces trying to break into and loot NDF ammunition depot in Humera Bahir, Western Tigray.
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Imam Ahmed/Gragn

This is a very short biography of Imam Ahmed bin Ibrahim Algazi /Ahmed Gragn by the well known history professor Lapiso G Delebo.

Enjoy #Ethiopia #Islam #Muslim

What’s his name and why do people call him Gragn?
Who Imam Ahmed really is? Where’s he from? Was he #Ethiopian ?
#Shewa #Harla #Somali #Ottoman #ShowaSultanate #IfatSultanate #WalashmaDynasty #AdalSultanate
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🧵A British pioneer sent on an expedition escaping imprisonment at the hands of the Habar Awal near Berbera, he was with Richard Burton and another man who camped at Berbera after the trade fair and had their camp raided at 2 AM, his comrades deserted him.
#Somaliland #somali Image
In the ensuing fight, Stroyan was killed by the Habar Awal - Makaahiil & Ciise musa savages, and Speke was captured and wounded in eleven places before he managed to escape. Burton was impaled with a javelin, the point entering one cheek and exiting the other. ImageImage
Burton was previously was with the Warsangeli Sultan for a few months and had exercise some kind of authority in their land, by often threatening them with the power of the governor of Aden, but that didn't mean anything to the Habar Awal.
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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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THREAD: The Life and Legend of Sheikh Isaaq bin Ahmed bin Mohammed. #Somaliland #Arab #Somali ImageImage
When Isaaq arrived in Yemen, he was 10 years old. He, later on, traveled to the Saba region of Yemen, he stayed there for 15 years and he preached more about Islam to the locals. The Sultan/Ruler of Saba married his sister to Isaaq. She bore him two sons Dara'an and Sharif.
Shaykh Isaaq eventually departed from Yemen, he entered Zaila at the age of 57 years he stayed there for a while and then traveled to Harar the 4th capital in Islam.
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Another unusual opinion by the way, my last 1 for today. Reporter Atosh's shit storm paid off in the end for the job seeking #Somali lady & Atoosh maybe helped many before her, had just enough & indirectly said we are so many, let the others do it this time!😂#Somalia #Mogadishu
"*May said" bc of positive speculation. Why I think he deserves a break now, bc he is better than those celeberties who didn't respond 2 those seeking help, therefore U can't start a rage campaign like dat, dat helped d lady at d end of the day with $4,5k & 8 job offers😉#Somalia
I would like many of those in the #Somali politics stage to explain their opinion so understandable & rationally to d Pple & not explain it as everyone knows. Even our good guy r making dis bad habit theirs, maybe they no longer see the necessity of pple's voluntariness😉#Somalia
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I am looking for a program &/or resources that help teach #Somali to our children.

Like lots of 2nd gen ppl the #language our parents spoke is now firmly my 2nd language. I'm interested in ideas that promote #multilingualism, feel free to share & tag others. #online #clubs Image
@Poetic_Nomad @SomaliKids @thesailorsgirl @MohammedAArtan @numbiarts @AliAbdi_ @SamOfSomalia @HannaAli @Rooble2009 @Gulaid1 @robjama I sometimes feel that passing on a #language is harder for us 2nd & 3rd gen ppl. Although we were born & raised outside 'wadankii', the dynamics are different for our youth now. Interested to know what the educators think?

#Somali #Identity @MualimMohamed @ashahodan #teach
Thank Q #SomaliTwitter, I learned a lot about this today through conversations both on & offline. There is a lot of talent in our community, enough to design solutions to this & other challenges. My parents came to UK in the 60's, I grew up in the 80/90's. @WaaberiPhone 1/2
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@Somali_Lawyer @MoH_Somalia #Mogadishu has more doctors than #Xamar needs,& many more graduate on an annual basis.D facilities & workplaces r what #Somalia lacks, & doctors who r willing to open doctor's office in the villages,dey rather hope to get a job in a hospital. Yes, we can send doctorst 2 gain exp.
@Somali_Lawyer @MoH_Somalia Sheikhs are smarter & more marketing savvy, they talk to Pple & build Masaajids like winners, but no where 2 see doctors promoting Hosbitals or medical machines for cities, even that job was done by Wadaadada sometimes. U should take Doctor UR part of the responsibility. #Somalia
@Somali_Lawyer @MoH_Somalia I would ask the sheikhs not to take away every penny that is left of the Pple, & sometimes 1 less masajid, but instead to build & modernize the hospitals. It is proven that it is good for older Pple to walk & what is healthier to walk 100m more 5 times a day? #Somalia #Mogadishu
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@KingYusufYusuff @MohmettDu No more invitition, they have to beg us to let them in, this serves our republic better today, bc we cannot be accused of expensionism intentions from our neighbors. We will always be present in their markets bc where #Somalis live #Somali products sell better.#Somalia #Mogadishu
@KingYusufYusuff @MohmettDu I want to give U my reasoning, I hope you have Mr. Uunsi & Co. in mind #NDF & #SomaliState instead of working with d Oromo to gain their independence. Lately Xabasha guy tried to destroy the Sayidka monument in front of their eyes. No emotions, they Quit. #Somalia #Mogadishu #KGS
@KingYusufYusuff @MohmettDu I'm interested &follow exactly #SomaliState #Pundits &lately they've been constantly talking about #Jubbaland &verbally attacking #SFG as if it were Isreal instead of being preoccupied with their future in #Ethiopia &dealing with others 2get their fair share.. #Somalia #Mogadishu
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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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An ORG. of lawyers established to promote professional competence, enforce standards of ethical conduct, & encourage a spirit of public service among members of the legal profession, will become a bunch of nothing if U misuse it for Gulwadenismus. Just saying🤷🏿‍♂️ #Somalia #Puntland
On my trip 2 #Garoowe next yr, I will definitely need a lawyer, by seeing #Deni & his world view through d median, but certainly not from ur organization, bc I can’t be sure of d service U will offer, if it will be treated honestly.🤨
#Somalia #Puntland #KGS #Mogadishu #Galmudug
I'm ordinary #Somali, it makes me sich when I see how d intellectuals have all been corrupted by this curious system in #Puntland. Everyone in #Garoowe has failed, d lawyers, d doctors, d teachers & everyone else who understands how good Governance works🤔#Somalia #Mogadishu #KGS
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#ISIS in the Greater #Sahara "remains the most dangerous group in the tri-border area" per new @UN report "...where it benefits from the support of family members within local communities and reported financial agreements with some armed groups in #Mali"
#ISIS-Greater #Sahara "less isolated than in previous years" per @UN member state intel

ISGS "can build on its direct contacts with the #ISIL core" per the report, which adds it is still "operationally distinct" from #ISIS-West #Africa Province
Peaceful coexistence between #ISIS-Greater #Sahara & Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (#JNIM) is over, per @UN report

"Major clashes started in March 2020 and JNIM was reinforced by Tuareg groups and self-defence militias from northern #Mali..."
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In recent years, several high-ranking #Somali women in public service have left their positions after facing — day by day — oppression, devaluation and debilitation from ignoramus men.

@warsame_Fouzia says, “I have to work ten times harder than the men for my contributions to be valued, to be accepted, and to belong.”.
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This #SOASLangs week, we'll delve in our #African languages holdings @SOASLibrary and @SOAS_SpecColl, or rather just brush on their surface: with several 100s of languages and dialects represented, it is our most #multilingual collection!

#AfricanLanguages #Multilingualism ImageImageImage
Let's start with #Swahili also known as #Kiswahili.

This @SOAS "Language for Lockdown" video is a great introduction to the 1,200 years history of Swahili: .

#SOASLangs #SOASfromHome Image
@SOAS @CAS_SOAS @SOAS_SpecColl hold a great collection of Swahili manuscripts, see

Among them figure a few copies of al-Inkishafi "The Soul's Awakening", a 19th cent. poem by Sayyid Abdallah bin Ali bin Nassir.

#Swahili #SOASLangs #SOASfromHome #Inkishafi Image
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