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BRICS countries have welcomed the return of Syria to the Arab League.
In a ministerial joint statement, BRICS welcomed Syria’s return to the Arab League, affirming their support for efforts that aimed to a political & comprehensive solution that respects sovereignty & territorial integrity of Syria,
The Russian RIA Novosti Agency quoted a statement issued by the ministerial meeting of the group, which was held in the Republic of South Africa.
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@DrTedros "As you know, just under three weeks ago I declared an end to #COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern.

It was a moment of relief and reflection.

It’s encouraging to see life return to normal – to be able to hug a friend, to travel freely, and to meet…… Image
@DrTedros "But at the same time, many of us continue to carry grief in our hearts – grief over those we have lost, grief at the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on families, communities, societies and economies, and grief that it didn’t need to be this way"-@DrTedros #WHA76
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1/6 #SouthAfrica Can you spot the mistake. Take note of the dates....

🔴👉Oaths and Solemn Affirmations of President and Acting President of the Republic of South Africa.… #CyrilRamaphosa #Constitution #Eskom #Loadshedding Image
2/6 - 🔴1993
#WEF Young Global Leaders
👉Cyril Ramaphosa 1993
👉Trevor Manuel....Rothschild Group
👉Tito Mboweni - 1995 Young global leader

3/6 🔴 Klaus Schwab bragging about how they have infiltrated the cabinets of many countries.
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Good evening/morning - it's Day 451 of #Russia's illegal and inhumane war.

#Ukraine is under attack again tonight with attack drones currently threatening large parts of the country.

All the details, throughout the day (and night) each and every day, in one handy thread.
If you missed yesterday's news, including F-16s for #Ukraine, plenty of sabotage attacks in #Russia, plus related news from #Cyprus #Georgia and #SouthAfrica... then catch up here with a click and a scroll:

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine
A reminder multiple drones threaten #Kyiv tonight

Regional Gov Serhii Popko says fire atop a multi-storey building, caused by debris from a falling UAV, is around 80 sq m.
There may be victims

Bits of drones have fallen on several streets in Darnytskyi & Solomyanskyi districts
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Another small milestone in Europe's war.

Today is Day 450 of #Russia's unprovoked and illegal invasion of its neighbour.

This is the start of Friday's daily thread. Already another day of missile attacks.

For Thursday's news, click and scroll here:
The night attack by #Russia started with drones and ended with more cruise missiles.

Only 3 of the 6 missiles fired from the Black Sea were intercepted according to #Ukraine and there were hits in #KryvyiRih

16 more drones were shot down. Image
In #KryvyiRih a 64-year-old woman was seriously injured.

A private business was hit. An administration building and workshops were severely damaged by the blast and subsequent fires.
Another man received slight injuries but did not go to hospital.

#RussiaIsATerroristState ImageImageImageImage
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Welcome to the #UkraineRussiaWar news thread for Day 442 of the full invasion.

All the news in one handy place, updated throughout the day, sprinkled with my analysis.

Busy yesterday? Catch up with a click and scroll of Wednesday's news, here⬇️

Fairly quiet again overnight. But a couple of stories inside #Russia's borders to highlight

In #Kursk region there were power cuts after reports of shelling in the village of #Tyotkino

Local officials say 5 rockets from #Ukraine hit the electricity substation in the settlement.
Earlier, #Russia claimed a council building was attacked by drones in #Bryansk region.

The Governor said "a UAV of the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at an administrative building in the town of #Starodub."
There were no casualties.

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The conversation about #SouthAfrica's looming #electricitycrisis HAS to include coal.

Here's why: 🧵🧵 Image

Our energy sector is the 🥈 highest Green House Gas emitter of all the World's Industrializing countries (the G20) 🥲🌍🥲. Coal is responsible for roughly 85% of our energy generation 🤯.


👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻… Image

Coal is becoming less #efficient 📉
Its increasing Energy Return on Investment (or EROI) means that a higher energy input is needed to generate electricity!
The exact opposite of #renewable energy☘️… 🙄🙄

👇🏻👇🏻… Image
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The conversation about #SouthAfrica's looming #electricitycrisis HAS to include coal.

Why? Let's have a look 🧵🧵🧵 Image
Our energy sector has the 🥈 highest Green House Gas emissions of any the World's Industrializing countries (the G20) 🥲🌍🥲. Coal is responsible for roughly 85% of our energy generation 🤯. #GHG

👇🏻👇🏻… Image
Coal is now less #efficient 📉
The amount of energy required to get coal to create electricity is now higher, so basically nowadays… it’s giving us back less than before!
The exact opposite of #renewables☘️…🙄🙄

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻… Image
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Hello & welcome to Day 432 of #Russia's illegal war in #Ukraine.

A new day, a new month; for many countries a public holiday so enjoy your day and check back here for the latest updates.

To support what I do, a virtual coffee can be sent here:
Did you have a busy Sunday and miss something?
Here's a chance to catch up on what you missed, such as more attacks on #Ukraine, another sacking by #Putin and partisans in #Moscow plus more...

The Intel update from London today talks about defences and optics. For me the last sentence is very important.

Because it happens seldom in free countries, many "Russia experts" forget the lengths and expense Putin will go to just to fool the people.

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Child sex abuse ring: Gerhard Ackerman found guilty of child porn charges, sex trafficking, grooming

#SouthAfrica #ChildSexAbuse #SexTrafficking #ChildTrafficking…
The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg found Gerhard Ackerman guilty on Monday of multiple charges linked to a child sex abuse ring that he masterminded.
Ackerman faced 740 charges, including possession of child pornography, rape, human trafficking, sexual grooming of a child, sexual assault and the sexual exploitation of children.
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"The Solomon Mahlangu Campus (SMC) initially started in April, 1979 as an educational facility for the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa being known as ANC School, Mazimbu"… Image
"Following the execution of a famous ANC freedom fighter, Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu by the then apartheid regime in South Africa, the ANC School was renamed Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) in honor of the freedom fighter’s contribution to the liberation struggles"-Ibid. Image
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#SouthAfrica: Today the finance minister went back on the decision to exempt #Eskom from reporting expense regularities and the electricity minister lifted the state of disaster declared two months to deal with #loadshedding. These developments are good, but--
--it's alarming that they were made in the first place, because the first was an attempt to cover up the #corruption that we know to have occurred and the second would've simply opened the door to further corruption.
Then, to see government flip flopping on decisions is never a good sign, primarily because it signals a lack of decisive leadership with a vision. What was the plan? Was there a plan? And what was the end goal? Surely only something nefarious.
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Welcome to Day 394 of the war - exactly 13 months since #Russia began its illegal full invasion.

Here's the daily news thread for Friday.
Thursday was quiet and one of the shorter threads - catch up here:

Things are hotting up in #Russia - and not only with the end of winter.

There's been a definite uptick in #RussiaOnFire stories in the last two weeks and some interesting places are becoming victims of 'careless smokers'.

Today I have for you videos from near #Yekaterinburg

This is in #Aramil, in Sverdlovsk region.

The #RussiaOnFire building is the research and production complex. This plant actively works for #Russia's Defence sector.

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Hello and welcome to Wednesday's thread with all the news that matters, and a little analysis, from the war in #Ukraine

#Russia's brutal, illegal invasion continues and you can find the news here, updated throughout the day. Please share/retweet as my shadowban continues!
Today is Day 392.

There was quite a lot of activitiy last night with #Russia launching a missile attack on #Odesa (RU: #Odessa) and drone attacks across #Ukraine.

To find out what you missed, click and scroll here:


Even the British MoD is coming round to the idea that #Russia may have "lost momentum"

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#Ukraine: Today's reports from #UkraineWar: 1. On the #Avdiivka axis UA forces smashed RU attempts to attack #Kamianka, #Avdiivka, #Vidiane & #Pervomaiske. Very high RU casualties & loss of armour, including 15 tanks & 9 BMPS. #tweet100 (Infor & map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 2. Not much change at #Kreminna with failed RU assaults from 3 directions. UA contact with RU troops still reported in the urban area & heavy shelling on UA positions. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
#Ukraine: 3. At #Bakhmut heavy urban fighting continues with UA forces wiping out an RU grenade launching unit nr #Yahidne to the NW. An RU attack on the AZOM plant failed & they were driven back from the #ChasovYar road after almost reaching it. #tweet100 (Map: @ChuckPfarrer)
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⭐️#BRICS countries overtake the #G7 in share of world GDP.
#Brazil, #Russia, #India, #China, #SouthAfrica (BRICS) now provide 31.5% of global #GDP, with further projected growth - while Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, and United States (G7) provide 30.7%.
A look at #BRICS countries' GDP growth and GDP Growth rate clearly shows that the US hegemony of the world economy is on the brink of collapse by 2030, leading to the shift in power balance to the eastern part of the world.
Post-Russia Ukraine conflict, #BRICS countries showed remarkable resilience contrary to consumer inflation and energy inflation in Europe and the US including the G7 bloc.

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#Apartheid: "#Israel, they explained repeatedly, is experiencing an unprecedented 'crisis of #democracy'. This take is not necessarily wrong – after all the proposals being discussed are real and indeed extremely concerning. But ...…
... news reports in the Hebrew-language press like the ones cited above, and the experiences of millions of #Palestinians living under “Israeli #democracy”, suggest it is highly misleading. The dominant narrative about #Israel currently circulating in the Global North ...
... is informed by the familiar trope that Israel is “the only democracy in the Middle East”. As such, reports that are seemingly criticizing the new Netanyahu government as “undemocratic” are actually serving to whitewash the inherently undemocratic nature of Israel ...
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🤐 After @Eskom_SA’s outgoing CEO, André de Ruyter, made damning allegations about governance at #SouthAfrica’s power utility, South Africans were quick to speculate that his words were being #censored.

But there is no evidence for these claims.
@Eskom_SA The interview caused a furore among South Africans on social media & in the press.

But just as soon as people started discussing his statements, others claimed the interview had been “censored” by broadcaster & its pay-to-view news channel @eNCA .
@Eskom_SA Africa Check reached out to John Bailey, managing editor of the eNCA newsroom. When asked about the claims that the interview had been “taken down” he said that “the basis of this is wrong”.
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1/ #Russia #China #CCPChina #SouthAfrica

Inaugural ceremony of Russian–Chinese–South African naval exercise in Port of Richards Bay
2/ Today, the Port of Richards Bay (South Africa) was the venue of the ceremony to inaugurate the naval exercise that will involve the ships of the Russian Navy, South African National Defence Force, and Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy.
3/ The ceremony was attended by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Navy Vice-Admiral Li Yujie, Deputy Chief of South African Joint Command Counter-Admiral Bubele Mhlana, and other guests of honour.
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1/ #Russia #China #CCPChina #SouthAfrica

The frigate ‘Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov’ arrives in the port of Richards Bay in the Republic of South Africa
2/ The crew from the Northern Fleet will attend festivities, dedicated to the Day of the Armed Forces of the Republic of South Africa, and a trilateral naval exercise with the South African National Defence Force and People's Liberation Army Navy of China.
3/ The main emphasis of the exercise will be placed on countering security threats at sea, as well as demonstrating the readiness of the naval forces to jointly maintain regional peace and stability.
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Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camps. Bladey horrific. They speak of the British propaganda campaigns, the British Press...The Daily Mail as usual obliges. All the way back then. Making the Boers less of individuals and more of a collectively despised group.
Nothing has changed! "100 Years ago the British Government was involved in a MASSIVE #propaganda ploy." "Propaganda was rife & under NO circumstances were they going to tell the British Public what they were doing." Displayed the camps as "refugee camps"
Just part of the new style of warfare. They made out the Boer people to be tremendously primitive. The propaganda machine was powerful, aided by moving film. MORE Theatre. #Ukraine
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#VaccineMandates #university #SouthAfrica ”Universities Alliance South Africa – Legal Update on University of Free State @UFSweb
“The policy’s questionable legality is another highly relevant, yet unresolved, point of contention. ImageImage
The UFS appears determined altogether to sidestep any debate regarding the lack of merit in its policy and the implementation thereof
and dismiss the irrevocable harm inflicted upon students and staff as if it never happened.
Universities Alliance South Africa maintains the stance that policies such as that of the UFS are not promulgated lawfully, run contrary to available scientific evidence, and entail severe violations of rights and material harm to stakeholders ( already occurred on a large scale)
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Israeli delegation expelled from AU summit

Although the #AfricanUnion Commission revoked an invitation it had previously sent to the #Israeli delegation to attend the #AfricanUnion summit's opening, they still attended, resulting in their expulsion.
An Israeli delegation that sneaked into the African Union summit on Saturday in Addis Ababa was expelled
According to Israeli media, the Deputy Director for #Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sharon Bar-Lee, was expelled from the #African Union summit in Addis Ababa.
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🚨 #Racism: He wanted to help. He thought that by starting picking up trash, people will join in and help clean the place…

Instead, an Anti-White humiliation ritual ensued. Slogans of white people hatred were shouted…

#AntiWhite #SouthAfrica
In the U.S., despite White people actually being victimized the most, they are gaslighted into believing they are the ones harming everyone else.
The white kids are basically brainwashed by the education system, then the national media maintains this fallacy.

#AntiWhite #racism Image
White people in America teach their kids to not see color, to treat everyone the same no matter their race.
Black kids, on the other hand, are being taught that White people are the cause of all their problems — that they are “privileged” and “oppressors.”

These are the results: Image
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