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Big news from the latest @UN report on #ISIS/#alQaida was ISIS' rebuild strategy and that much of it is being directed by Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi out of Iraq

But there are a number of other interesting observations in the report...
On #alQaida, the @UN intelligence suggests the group although the health of AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri & AQ's succession plan "are in doubt"
The @UN report also concludes #alQaida-aligned groups "are stronger than their #ISIL [#ISIS] counterparts in #Idlib, #Syria|n Arab Republic, #Yemen, #Somalia and much of West #Africa"
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#Ethiopia: As Ethiopians joined @PMEthiopia's #GreenLegacy initiative with a promise to plant 200 m seedlings today, team AS would like to recognize @fairytale0716 for mobilizing #EthioTweeps & everyone who participated in this inspiring civic duty yesterday.#አረንጏዴአሻራ 🌳
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 PM #AbiyAhmed arrived in #ArbaMinch city to participate in "#GreenLegacy initiative where he already planted seedlings with government officials and community members this morning," #PMO. #Ethiopia
@PMEthiopia @fairytale0716 Members of Ethiopian National Defense Force (#ENDF) participating in today's #GreenLegacy program.

Source: ENA.

#Ethiopia
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A mob is on #MillicentStreet. We've managed to get this map from the List of Historic Place Names.
Here's an account of what's going on inside by the #WesternMail

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots
We're not sure, at this stage, who fired those shots.

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots
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This man (photo) is Zakariye, ex-Head of Al-Shabaab Intelligence. He orchestrated many attacks including the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Now, he works for the Somali Govt & is protected by his cousin @M_Farmaajo. I understand he regularly travels to Nairobi & often visits Westgate.
Few months after the Westgate attack I travelled to Somalia to report from inside Al-Shabaab training camp where the militants were training hundreds of fighters.
Zakariye was praised for 'succeeding the Westgate project'.
I wonder what Westgate victims would think that the man who masterminded such an attack visits the same Shopping Mall to socialise and I am told that he enjoys having a sugared Cappuccino.
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Do we have new broker for Somali politics? Now, it’s understood a meeting between Muse Bihi-Somaliland president and Faramajo- the president of Federal government in the south will take place in Addis Ababa tomorrow. See the thread? #Somalia
Ethiopia with leadership of late prime minister Males Zanwe, successfully managed to neutralize the menace from Somali anarchy by combination of military campaigns and patron client relationships. #Somalia
In the military and intelligence engagement, it managed to keep at bay all radical threats including foot invasion, suicide, and assassin squads to infiltrate to Ethiopia. Perhaps to get the sense of statement compare with other neighbor Kenya. #Somalia
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News about the topic of #Ankerkriminalität: . (A #German medical doctor, #JoachimTüncher died after having been stabbed in the head and torso on 2018-08-16 by a twenty-something #Somali #asylumseeker in #Offenburg(#BadenWürttemberg).)
Interesting detail:
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.. During the #trial, the brother of the dead doctor reproaches the prosecution of not having pursued a hot lead having a #political dimension: the brother says that the victim had told him that some time before the killing, he had received a threatening phone call, apparently
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..as some sort of vengeance for Tüncher's refusal to issue a medical certificate for (another)#asylumseeker(in order to prevent the latter's deportation).

Might this have been(this is pure #speculation) some kind of #hitjob/#contractkilling to cow German doctors into obedience?
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.@USAfricaCommand Gen Thomas Waldhauser & @Southcom Adm Craig Faller about to testify before the #SASC

Lawmakers already asking about growing influence of #Russia #China in their regions, as well as need to keep the pressure up on terrorism
"Overall US strategic interests in #Africa are very clear" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser "Prevent the undermining of our alliances or destabilization of African nations,counter violent extremist organizations,decrease the potential for Africa to become a failed continent"
"Persistent pressure on #alShabaab #ISIS & #alQaida associated groups remains necessary to prevent this destabilization" per @USAfricaCommand's Gen Waldhauser
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Every day their news is filled with stories about protest, terrorism, crime, trolling gov't officials, Qatar, travels made by president and PM and clan clashes.
News is about things that happen, not things that don’t happen. 
In this thrd i will talk about what i call FAKE NEWS.
Most of the #Somali journalists or those who were employed to talk about #Somalia focus on stories about war as if they are "war correspondents". They will rather talk about protest or small explosion than developments in the country.
Some journalists are making things worse, they can make it better.
There are many good journalists working today for good quality media. But they're trapped in an agenda of politics, fear, crisis, scandal and corruption. They are giving us a wrong picture of our country. So Sad.
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#Ethiopia: "Former Chief Administrator of #Ethiopia-n Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohamed Omer, has been arrested." government affiliated @fanatelevision reported.
Update: The federal attorney general's office said Abdi Iley is arrested on suspicion of gross human rights violations as well as instigating ethnic & religious violence, the state broadcaster ETV says. The police is also arresting other individuals suspected of links with him
Update: The police have said they have found five Kalashnikov and four pistols at the house where former #Somali state president Abdi Iley was arrested earlier. The fire arms were placed under police jurisdiction.
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THREAD: Time for a discussion on the state of news reporting in the #Somali region. A look at the key sources of information permitted to work on the ground. The situation is dire to say the least. #Ethiopia
As is well known, since 2008 the #Somali region had been under a total blockade enforced by former President Abdi Illey. Meaning beyond state outlets like EBC, media outlets and rights groups were barred access to the region.
Over the years, Abdi Illey organized a consortium of like minded ideologically similar outlets and bloggers to gain access and monopolize the reporting from the region. A considerable amount of investment locked down the region's journalism into the single celled realm it became.
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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Thread: Updates and discussion on you know what region. #Ethiopia ...
With the downfall of former President Abdi Illey, numerous exiled members of the #Somali activism community are returning home to participate in the transition period debates and discussion. Crucial times these are.
Most have heard of Jawar's homecoming, but this man, Mustafa Omer, a renowned outspoken Somali democracy activist has returned to #Ethiopia after 11 years. He paid a steep price, the Abdi regime murdered his brother amd badly tortured his father in 2016 to silence him.
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Breaking: The embattled #Somali region president Abdi Illey and key military leaders of the Liyu Police have been placed "under the federal army and police custody which were sent in to #Jigjiga yesterday. AS learned that they are being flown to #AddisAbeba at the moment.
#ContextMatters!
On Sat. attempt to detain Abdi Illey failed in what is described as ill preparation by Fed. defense forces, who surrounded his "Presidential palace" addisstandard.com/breaking-feder… Read our source quoted as saying: "Abdi Illey will be placed under federal custody. “
Quoting @BBCSomali #BBCAmharic said Abdi Illey was detained by members of the federal army and was taken from his "Presidential Palace" bbc.com/amharic/450998… አብዲ ሞሃመድ ኡመር በቁጥጥር ስር ዋሉ -
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#Ethiopia:The fed defense forcea moving into #Jigjiga city, the capital of the Ethiopian #Somali regional state, after attempts to summon the region's Pres., Abdi Illey, to #AddisAbeba failed & reports that he ordered thousands of Liyu Police to move to the city. 📷 @oladmohamed
Update:This came after Abdi sent members of Liyu police to disrupt ongoing meeting by hundreds of Ethio #Somalis in #DireDawa city. As partial result of the threat the city declared a military command post on Thursday. The gathering in Dire Dawa is called to denounce Abdi Illey.
Update: As per a gov source, since Thursday, thousands of members of the Liyu Police were told by Abdi to move into #Jigjiga. He was then asked to come with key members of his cabinet to AA to discuss the ongoing situation. "He declined & the security situation calls for caution"
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