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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.…
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Just IN: 'Medicalised #FGM' - #Uganda Indicts #Kenya and #Sudan 😯
Ugandan girls and women are being mutilated from hospitals in the neighbouring Kenya and South Sudan, a senior Govt official has revealed.
The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Regis Mutuuzo, says
some girls and women from Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions sneak into Kenya and South Sudan to secretly undergo medical mutilation.
Ms Mutuuzo said she got to know about the horrible stories of medicalised mutilation last year in September when she led a delegation of legislators
for a field mission in the FGM practising districts.
She said whereas some girls and women were voluntarily seeking medical mutilation, others were being mutilated against their will during child birth.
“Medicalised genital mutilation is not happening in Uganda. It is happening
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#Ethiopia #NorthAfrica #MiddleEast long rang rainfall forecast bulletin 2022 - #1

Around this time last year I began posting rainfall forecasts for East Africa & Horn of Africa. These expanded to include North Africa & ME.

I am restarting them today.
The big picture. The West African Monsoon is undergoing an intense period and significant amounts of atmospheric is transiting the Sahara bringing clouds & rain to the Middle East.

Rain forecasts for East Africa show significant rain over the coming fortnight.
Sub thread: Covers the past two weeks as West African Monsoon was building. Interestingly the rains appear to be arriving in the Horn and East Africa at roughly the same time, and at similar intensity to last year.
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#Pneumonia is the #1 infectious killer of kids – killing > 40,000 in #Somalia, #Guinea, #SouthSudan & #Chad in 2019

Introducing #PCV 💉would dramatically save lives - 92,000 by 2030!

What must be done:

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
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More than half of child #pneumonia deaths are in countries with < 60% #PCV coverage. These kids are paying with their lives!

These govts👇must introduce & protect >90% children with #PCV by 2025

More 👉

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
Introducing the #PCV 💉in #Somalia could avert 32,600 child deaths from #pneumonia, #meningitis & #sepsis

Prevention is key where just 23% of kids with pneumonia symptoms are taken for care.

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit @MoH_Somalia
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Bidding farewell to @swisspeace this week after 6 years heading the #mediation team, 3 years together with Philipp Lustenberger (@Loschti). A unique team it is, answering 🔑 questions in #peacemediation practice, policy & research, often with partners. A 🧵with 1⃣4⃣ highlights👇
1⃣How do you train international mediators? Answer: in the 🇨🇭 mountains at the annual #PeaceMediationCourse, convened by @SwissPeaceHR and run by @CSS_Zurich & @swisspeace in the framework of the Mediation Support Project. @SimonJAMason
2⃣How do you include civil society into the Intra-Syrian Talks, against the odds? Answer: through the Civil Society Support Room, run by @UNEnvoySyria and implemented by @NOREFno & @swisspeace. See paper by @SaraHellmuller & @JoelleZahar 👉… @Ahmed_eleiba
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1. Gentle rant thread: When I see comments posted below stories on the humanitarian crisis in #Afghanistan and many tweets on here, it makes me sad to witness people equate ordinary Afghans, millions of human beings just trying to survive impossible odds, with the #Taliban.
2. [I have spent my whole career trying to draw attention to the fact that wars are fought by a tiny minority of people, amongst a massive group who feel the worst impact of it. They are the civilians. I worry in no small degree sometimes that I’ve failed in that.] #afghanistan
3. The impact of war is increasingly causing economic collapse and #famine. Whether on purpose (in places like #SouthSudan and #Syria), as an unintended side effect (as in #Afghanistan) or somewhere between (like in #Yemen). So these conflict induced crises are@not going away.
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*Exposé of the Healthcare Sector in South Sudan*

#SouthSudan #Sudan

Monday 10 January, 2022
(Washington DC; London; Pretoria)

“HIV/AIDS in South Sudan: The Diagnosis That Leads to the Murder of Doctors”
“Even in South Sudan, the truth never ever stays unknown and hidden indefinitely”, says the elder brother of the brutally-murdered British medical doctor and Oxford University PhD neuroscientist, *Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding*.
Aside from *Makuei Deng Majuch*, *Ateny Wek Ateny* and *Bol Wek Agoth*; Dr. @DauCol Dau Ding shall this month (January, 2022) begin disclosing new findings regarding the other co-conspirators who have been integral in obstructing the criminal investigation into the brutal and…
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Thank you, Honourable @DuncancBaker, MP, @UKParliament. #Justice4DrDing


*Debate on a Motion on Consular Support for British Citizens*

[Thursday 9 December 2021]…



*MP calls for justice for family of Norfolk doctor who died overseas*

Stuart Anderson

December 10, 2021…



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A high resolution view over the #HornOfAfrica and Nile Basins from this morning from the @NASA Worldview satellite system. #GERD #Ethiopia #Somalia #Somaliland #Sudan #SouthSudan #Kenya #Uganda
A closeup of Ethiopia's #GERD and #Sudan's Rosieres dams.
And a close up of the upper reaches of the White Nile showing Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga which are downstream from the Lake Victoria outlet of the White Nile at Jinja.
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The world is on fire. I've been warning about the perfect storm brewing due to Covid, conflict, climate shocks & now, rising supply chain costs. IT IS HERE. 45M lives are at stake—and increasing daily. If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict, destabilization & mass migration.
This hunger crisis is urgent, unprecedented, AND avoidable. @elonmusk, you asked for a clear plan & open books. Here it is! We're ready to talk with you - and anyone else - who is serious about saving lives. The ask is $6.6B to avert famine in 2022:…
Just five countries alone account for 20M people:…

They are the frontlines of hunger. What I’ve seen in each of these countries is worse than you can possibly imagine. #Afghanistan #Madagascar #SouthSudan #Sudan #Yemen
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1/ In one corner of the #COP26 forest, we launched a joint statement committing signatories to end international public #fossilfuelfinance by the Dec 2022 and to prioritise $ for the #cleanenergytransition.…
2/ This should shift $24bn that has been going into international public support and subsidy for fossil fuels into clean energy. Critically, this will leverage and redirect many $billions more in private finance, delivering clean power to markets around the world...
3/ It's an #inclusive agenda. It’s not just rich nations, but also emerging economies - signalling they want cheap clean power, and to create jobs & investment and avoid #strandedassets. #Gabon #Zambia #Gambia #SouthSudan #Ethiopia #Fiji #MarshallIslands #SriLanka #ElSalvador...
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*Exposé of the Healthcare Sector in South Sudan*

Monday 8 November, 2021
(Washington DC; London; Pretoria)

#SouthSudan #Sudan #SSOT

“HIV/AIDS in South Sudan: The Diagnosis That Leads to the Murder of Doctors”
“*Salva Kiir* (President of #SouthSudan) is sick with HIV/AIDS”, according to *Makuei Deng Majuch* - former IGP of the southern Sudan National Police Service - and *Ateny Wek Ateny* - spokesman in the Office of the President.

Photo - Salva Kiir (Centre); President of South Sudan
Photo - *Makuei Deng Majuch*; a Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Southern Sudan National Police Service who says that the President of #SouthSudan is HIV/AIDS Disease Positive
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*Exposé of the Healthcare Sector in South Sudan*

Monday 27 October, 2021
(Washington DC; London)

#SouthSudan #Sudan #SSOT

“HIV/AIDS in South Sudan: The Diagnosis That Leads to the Murder of Doctors”
South Sudan is a place where lies and disinformation are regularly used to gain sociopolitical favour from the President of the country, *Salva Kiir Mayardit*; resulting in the targeting of others by the government apparatuses in order to protect Kiir’s leadership.
(Photo - Salva Kiir Mayardit (Centre); President of South Sudan)
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Is Bank of #SouthSudan offering rewards to its visitors?
Here is what i found
#Thread 1/10

#SSOT #CyberSecurity #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth
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When i try to visit https://www.mp3juices[.]cc
(Free music downloading site)
There is a malicious ad that pops up at the top
When I go ahead and click on that ad in an isolated environment.I am presented with the screen below claiming that i have won $300,000 reward from Bank of #SouthSudan
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*Exposé of the Healthcare Sector in South Sudan*

Monday 18 October, 2021
(Washington DC; London)

#SouthSudan #Sudan #SSOT

“HIV/AIDS in South Sudan: The Diagnosis That Leads to the Murder of Doctors”
“The former Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the southern Sudan National Police Service - *Makuei Deng Majuch* - is HIV/AIDS Positive”, says the elder brother of the murdered British-Born UK national, *Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding*.
“He has had HIV/AIDS for many years - before South Sudan’s independence - and he gets all of his anti-retroviral treatment and viral-load monitoring privately outside of South Sudan within a neighbouring East African country.”
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*Exposé of the Healthcare Sector in South Sudan*

Monday 11 October, 2021
(Washington DC; London)

#SouthSudan #Sudan #SSOT

“HIV/AIDS in South Sudan: The Diagnosis That Leads to the Murder of Doctors”
*Daniel Awet Mach* is a policeman within the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS).

He was present during the murder of the British medical doctor, neuroscientist and academic, *Dr. Ding Col Dau Ding*, on the night of the 27th October 2015. (1) (2)
So what is the relationship between Daniel Awet Mach and the former southern Sudan Inspector General of Police (IGP), *Makuei Deng Majuch*?
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The discussion of #SouthSudan oil often focuses on domestic mismanagement. But yesterday’s @CrisisGroup report also shows that it’s an international undertaking. This means there are lots of companies that can help nudge it towards more transparency and accountability …
Around 85% of gov revenues come from oil. Most of the $1.5b+ external debt is secured against or repaid in oil. Accountability for all public funds is important, but oil still rules in SouthSudan. But to turn this oil into cash, the gov needs international companies and markets
All the oil is produced by 3 joint ventures dominated by large international oil companies, mostly from China & Malaysia. Other international companies supply drilling equipment, expertise, etc.

(Diagram from a @Global_Witness report:…)
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Even by its own spotty accounting, #SouthSudan has grossed some $15B in oil revenues since independence.

Where does it all go?

New @CrisisGroup report on South Sudan's ruined oil finances, poisoned politics, and why the push for reforms isn't working.…
@CrisisGroup Oil was central to #SouthSudan's case for independence.

At birth, South Sudan had a higher per capita GDP than all of its neighbors. The World Bank classified it as a middle income country.
Today, very little of #SouthSudan's oil money ever makes it to the official budget, even as huge outlays of outside aid helps feed the population.
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In 2017 and with a population of 166,000, Aweil West had only 4 healthcare facilities to cater to the needs of the sick. Today, healthcare access in South Sudan remains a challenge!
Kindly watch this youtube video by @Concern

Although 44% of the population lives within a one-hour walking distance of a public healthcare facility, there are only 400 facilities that are operational, serving a population of 12 million.…
#Southsudan ranks 5th in the world's highest maternal mortality (death) rates, one reason being lack of timely access to health services as we see in this video by #unicefssudan. Many causes of disease and death in South Sudan are preventable!

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Some GOOD breaking news for your Friday: the Norges Bank has decided to exclude 4 companies from the Government Pension Fund Global based on recommendations from the Council on Ethics of 15 March on the companies’ activities associated w Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
These companies include: Elco Ltd, Ashtrom Group Ltd and Electra Ltd. the recommendation was made based on the “unacceptable risk that the companies contribute to systematic violations of individuals’ rights in situations of war or conflict.”
The Executive Board also decided to exclude the company Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd. due to unacceptable risk that the company contributes to systematic violations of individuals’ rights based on the company’s ties to groups that seriously violate human rights in #SouthSudan.
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As U.S. Embassy's sole consular officer in #SouthSudan 2013-2014, I've been at the airport running #evacuations out of a country at war. Risk & scale differed from #Afghanistan, but some challenges on the ground were similar. A thread to share things I learned on the ground. 1/17
There is no graceful way to evac vulnerable people from a country at war. There are better ways & worse ways, but none look good from the outside (or inside). Things could have gone much better, but they also could have gone worse, and many challenges were inevitable. 2/17
The hardest part of evac'ing from a warzone is reaching the exit – airport in this case. USG didn’t control Kabul so it had few options to help and all put our people at risk. In South Sudan, we had some success moving a few people to the airport from inside Juba... 3/17
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Today's rainfall/weather update for the #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follows.

The short version is that the peak of the rainy season may have passed, but there are signs of another Indian Monsoon surge coming in 10-12 days in long range forecasts.
Here is the long-range GFS model PWAT forecast for the Indian Monsoon. Towards the end it strengthens and we see high levels of moisture heading for the #HornOfAfrica.
Here is a big picture view of the greater region including all the areas that this weekly bulletin will cover.

A review of the past week showed that Sahel-Sahara rainfall has continued, as has rainfall in northern Sudan. The northerly rain is however not particularly heavy.
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For the past few weeks, I joined @MSF_SouthSudan to work in our hospital in IDP camp.
I met amazing colleagues, had happy & challenging moments, as well as experiences & emotions I’d like to share with you.
Not a short thread, but stick with me:
This wasn't my first time in #SouthSudan. I was in Gogrial in 2013, operating in an inflatable tent.
This time, I joined 500+ South Sudanese colleagues & 25 staff from other countries in a hospital that provides care to 100,000+ people & is a referral center for complicated cases
I worked in the Operating Theatre (OT) of our hospital, which also has an intensive therapeutic feeding centre, paediatrics, an inpatient department, surgical, maternity, and isolation wards as well as a delivery room.
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