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Is Bank of #SouthSudan offering rewards to its visitors?
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#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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This week's rainfall forecasts for the #HornOfAfrica, #NorthAfrica and the #Middle East follow.

Image: Typhoon INFA over China showing the lights of Tokyo where the world is gathered to celebrate youth & excellence and the unity of the nations of the world at the Olympics.
Here we see Japan again and tropical storm #Nepartak which is on route towards the Olympics.

#Nepartak is a child of #INFA's gyre and you can see an atmospheric river coming from #INFA's outflows which leads directly to her.
This weekly thread is the sequel to the daily threads published April-July in solidarity with the efforts to complete the 2nd filling of the #GERD dam under difficult circumstances.

There hasn't been a clear view of the #GERD in the past week sadly, just a glimpse.
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Two typhoons getting closer and closer to each other. #INFA on the right is sucking the much smaller #Cempaka into its orbit. Sucking up all its outflow and chucking it out east.

The pair of typhoons current winds are fixed by JTWC at 70 and 65 knots at 06Z.
Here are the current warning graphics from the JTWC. ImageImage
#Cempaka is a midget Typhoon (1). Spinning like a top south west of Hong Kong.

Disregarding its size, #Cempaka is directing rain from Hanoi to Taiwan (2). The forecast (3 & previous tweet) shows Cempaka moving west in a loop, but this hasn't started yet. ImageImageImage
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Congratulations to Ethiopia and Ethiopians everywhere on today's completion of the 2nd filling of the #GERD. It has been a great honour to follow along during this moment.

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
In honour of the #GERD we will change up the order of today's bulletin and get right to the most important issue, rain over the #Abbay basin, which due to its great quantity and consistency made this possible over such a short time period.
But first a brief explanation, as when it comes to the GERD not all rainfall counts. The first image here shows the path of the #BlueNile / #Abbay from Lake Tana to Khartoum where it meets the White Nile and becomes "The Nile".
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The presentation of the #ArabianMonsoonBurst has changed dramatically today with the consolidation of activity over the Arabian Peninsula into a single huge storm which is currently moving into the Red Sea over Makkah and Jeddah.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
The scale of the storm over Islam's holiest city is huge, larger than France. Two more huge storms loom over the greater region tonight. One on the Iranian Gulf coast and another supercell thunderstorm complex over New Delhi/Rajastan, India, the size of the United Kingdom.
The last six hours in three animations, first India which is experiencing a massive monsoon day today in the north.

[Here the initial frames show a blank SEA as their was a satellite data outage.]
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Today is possibly the apex of this #ArabianMonsoonBurst which began several days ago now. It's hard to imagine it getting bigger than this.

Today's #NorthAfrican #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
The animation above is for 12 hours hence the arriving and departing light effect. As always the engine behind this is the Indian Monsoon which you can see here this morning gathering strength.
A close up from the end of today shows how the big storms over #SaudiArabia are generating new atmospheric rivers of moisture, or plumes, over the Sahara, you can see these top right.

[Note: Atmospheric rivers are often invisible, this one becomes visible as night falls.]
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The magnitude of #ArabianMonsoonBurst is now apparent. A major storm is about to cross the Red Sea and arrive in the #HornOfAfrica. Behind it are two enormous super-cell thunderstorms.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
The rain activity shown in the @zoom_earth animation preceding is only radar based, Saudi radar, and in this case is complementary to the @Meteoblue satellite rainfall estimates you see below. There is likely significantly more rainfall in this than you see here.
Here we see India (the heart of this Monsoon), this morning to 10am East Africa Time. I.E. around seven hours ago.
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On day 3 of #ArabianMonsoonBlast here's the view over the region tonight. This is definitely bringing rain, and lots of it to both Tigray and #GERD.

Today's rainfall forecasts follow.
Today's Big Pictures provide a view of the entire planet today in three images.

1. The Atlantic
2. The Pacific
3. Asia

Sometimes its helpful to take a broad view and remember that we are all on this planet together. And that we share the one amazing life giving biosphere.
I found another #MonsoonBurst in the pipeline, this time over the Western Pacific. One which shows very clearly that weird weather is now a universal phenomena in the Northern Hemisphere. And it all started with another Typhoon...

Thread attached...
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The full monsoon has now arrived in the #HornOfAfrica. Very intense rain has begun in the Nile Basin and will continue for a week or more.

What will happen in the #MiddleEast is less clear, but it will involve a lot of rain and #ArabianStorms. Today's forecasts follow.
This animation shows the flow of rain bearing clouds heading south west across Pakistan which signals the first phase of an event which will intensify significantly over coming days.
This animation shows under wrapped in pulsating bands of storms headed both East and West. It is this intense period of Monsoon activity which is powering the phenomena that his bringing this rain to Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
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Since the last rainfall forecast bulletin on Saturday, the forecast West Sahara rainfall burst has come and gone, and the forecast #ME/#HoA rainfall burst is now about to commence.

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
First an update on Western Sahara. The peak of the storms came overnight on Saturday morning. Here we see a 6 hour rainfall animation from 2.30am to 8.30am.
And here we see a wider view following sunrise on Saturday morning. If you are curious as to what was forecast Saturday's rainfall forecast thread is quoted below >>
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The next two weeks promise to bring astonishing weather to both sides of the Red Sea & across the Sahara. In this weather bulletin I will explain what the models are forecasting.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
In the image above we see part of Arabia and part of the #NileBasin storms - those which feed the Blue Nile/Abbay and the Tekeze basins the source of most of the Nile's flow.
Below we see:
1. All Nile Basin rainfall as of this evening
2. All of this evenings #ArabianStorms
The rainfall we see on both sides of the Red Sea comes mostly from the same source - the monsoon over the Arabian Sea, India and South East Asia.
A satellite image from this morning shows what we currently think to be the cradle of humanity. Where we all come from.
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Two Nile dams joined by nile 100kms apart as seen this morning by @NASA's Modis satellite. [Top right Sudan's Roseires and bottom left the #GERD.]

Today's rainfall forecasts for #NorthAfrica, #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast follow.
Today's big picture is a dramatic shot of the Sahara at sunset with a massive storm over Mali and a line of clouds from the heart of Algeria's desert south east to Chad. On the right you can see tonight's storms over the #Ethiopia highlands.
The rainfall in the Western Sahara has just started but it has a few more days to run. In this animation of a simulation you see the precipitable water anomaly, which highlights areas which have much more water than normal for this time of year.
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As the UNSC met tonight to discuss the #GERD storms continued to form over Ethiopia's highlands the source of the water which is currently filling the dam.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
During the UNSC meeting. Ethiopia's water minister explained how this works. "The filling of the dam is part of the construction process.... When the dam is filled the water either flows over the dam or through the bottom outlets."
The Minister later spoke to media :

Q: (@AJEnglish): Why don't you stop filling the dam?

A: All dams are filling. Why? Because it is the rainy season. In fact it is good to protect from floods. We have bountiful water. It doesn't hurt anyone.
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On day 2 of official #GERD filling we have glimpse through the clouds and what looks like a nearly full GERD lake in a recent photograph taken after the spillways were commissioned this year.

Today's #NorthAfrica #HornOfAfrica and #MiddleEast rainfall forecasts follow.
This morning's rainfall update thread is attached here.

The thread also looks at a major #DesertRain event to the west of the Horn, over Sudan, Chad and Niger where August/September like rains appear to have come early.
Here's an update from this afternoon with satellite estimated rainfall over the last 24 hours showing 14-35mms of rain over the #Abbay basin.
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Over 24hrs 25-60mms rain has fallen over all three Nile tributaries with the heaviest falling over the #Abbay in Ethiopia's highlands which feeds the #GERD. Here we see an image of storms starting up this morning.

Rain forecasts will follow.

Thread contains rainfall update.
I jumped the gun calling the beginning of #GERD filling on1 July - as the big rainy season began.
Official news of filling came yesterday in the form of an objection to the filling from Egypt after being notified by #Ethiopia that it is underway.
#GERD filling is expected to be less than 13.5 Billion Cubic Meters as time ran out to raise the dam to the height needed to hold this amount of water.

When the filling is completed spilling over the center of the dam will resume as you can see in this image below from 2020.
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