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Yemeni Military Spox : @army21ye :Today we review some numbers and information on the confrontations of five years of steadfastness and of the challenge, despite the huge difference in the number and equipment between Yemen and its enemies.
1-The Yemeni armed forces succeeded in countering the fierce aggressive attack, even though it was outside the scope of the military and combat readiness to start the aggression.
2-The aggression raids announced by us are limited to what was monitored, and there are raids that were not monitored, especially during the first years of the aggression.
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#Sundaythoughts #Ethiopia

Cooperation & economic integration in the Nile Basin, especially b/n Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt can bring peace & prosperity for the region’s 250m people. #Sudan could irrigate more food, while Ethiopia can power us all under less loss to irrigation.
To move from the current Cold War into cooperation, we must see the Nile river system as a resource to be maximized by all of us in the region. With a rising Africa full of aspirations, sole Egyptian ownership of the Nile with a small allowance for Sudan is no longer tenable.
Unfortunately, this is unacceptable for #Egypt.

For Ethiopia, we have even more reasons to build the #GERD. Egypt’s attempts to continue to be the sole beneficiary of the Nile has greatly contributed towards our political instability for a very long time.
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(1/10) This is a report card on #Eritrea Prez Isaias Afwerki considered by himself & NNNN as a political architect of the Horn of Africa. From #Somalia, #Sudan, #SouthSudan, #Djibouti, to #Ethiopia, he has wasted #Eritrean treasury grooming satellite orgs. All for nothing.
(2/10) #SouthSudan: The #SPLA had members who were for secession & members for reforming Sudan and remaining part of it. Despite Isaias Afwerki's cries, the secessionist won and they proved it in a referendum where 99% voted for independence. Isaias didn't attend the ceremony.
(3/10) #Darfur Sudan: Although #Eritrea has no border with West Sudan, Isaias inserted himself &, along with #Qatar (now enemy state) conducted a long and useless effort, including hosting armed Darfuri rebels. In the intra #Sudan reconciliation now, he has no role or influence.
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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Brief thread. There's much discussion around whether the #ICC can hold trials or hearings in another country. It can, but it has declined to do so on multiple occasions, including in Libya, Kenya, DRC, and Uganda. Even in stable situations, it has chosen not to. #Bashir #Sudan
In some cases, both the prosecution *and* the defence were on board for an in situ hearing (for example in the case of Dominic Ongwen in northern Uganda) but were thwarted. This raises important questions about local vs international justice justiceinconflict.org/2015/08/13/is-…
Those questions are too often characterized simplistically and/or reduced to mere issues of 'distance'. Being closer victims and survivors is crucially important and worthy in its own right, but hearings in situ also elevate the dependence of the #ICC on the states in question.
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This could be huge! Victims have been waiting for justice for widespread atrocities committed in #Darfur for 15+ years. Keen to have more details on plans for #Bashir to at last face the #ICC charges against him. Some further info on case at @hrw: hrw.org/news/2019/05/0…
@hrw I first began working on the campaign to see perpetrators of widespread crimes in #Darfur held to account in 2004 as @HRW continued to document the extreme brutality against civilians: hrw.org/news/2004/09/2…
@hrw It was time when the prospect of the #UNSC coming together to ensure justice for the gravest crimes at the #ICC was more on the table than in recent years. (see: hrw.org/news/2014/05/2…). But given the #US anti-ICC position, it was far from a foregone conclusion.
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Today's surprise announcement by Netanyahu that Israel & #Sudan have begun a process toward normalizing relations is a major development for #Sudan, and a controversial one.
#Sudan's transitional government has yet to issue an official statement on the talks between the Israeli PM and the Chairman of #Sudan's Sovereign Council, Lt. Gen. Burhan, who took power in April 2019 as part of a junta that overthrew longtime president Omar al Bashir.
#Sudan's transitional govt is a forced union between the security leaders who seized power from Bashir and civilians chosen by a broad coalition of groups that led protests for Bashir's ouster. Under a deal brokered in July 2019, Burhan heads a joint military-civilian council...
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 8*

Who are the other key Bashir & NCP regime’s allies that still remain influential around Salva Kiir & within the government of South Sudan, following Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s removal from power?
*Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol*

Dhieu Mathok Diing Wol is a Dinka tribesman from Malual of Aweil, in the Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal region of #SouthSudan.
He comes from a prominent family among the Malual Dinka clan of Aweil.
During the civil war of #Sudan from 1983 to 2005, Mathok was in Sudan studying. He was a student activist of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.

Because of his uncle, Mathok rose to a position of importance after the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement; and after the...
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The Saudi coalition that is warring against #Yemen is slowly crumbling. In recent months, #Sudan reduced its troop deployment from 15,000 to 5,000 - and now down to 675. #Iran is backing the #Houthi government against the #Saleh loyalists backed by the USA, #SaudiArabia & #UAE
The #Saudi-#UAE coalition against #Yemen includes 9 Arab state militaries, 10 support nations (including the USA), Blackwater/#Academi mercenaries, #alQaeda & #ISIS-Yemen. Yes, the USA is aligned with al Qaeda & ISIS forces in Yemen - just like in #Syria.
The #CIA continues to use #alQaeda & #ISIS to do the dirty work of the New World Order. Trump sells weapons to Saudi Arabia for the #MIC. The CIA then diverts some of the weapons from the Saudis to the terrorists. Once again, the POTUS has plausible deniability. #TerroristTrump
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#BREAKING NEWS!!!

@unhcr #UNHCR

According to research by the weekly magazine "@sternde", employees of the @UN refugee agency @Refugees were able to enable #Africans to move to the #West in exchange for #cash payments. Among other things,
the #employees issued false #papers with which the #Africans made it onto the coveted lists of the so-called "resettlement" program.
Several western states, including #Germany, offer refugees who are particularly worthy of #protection a secure future in their country. Above all,
people who are at risk of #disease and #persecution should benefit from this.However, since there are currently only 50,000 to 60,000 such resettlements per year worldwide, the chances of getting one of the places are negligible.
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 7*

Who are the other key Bashir & NCP regime’s allies that still remain influential around Salva Kiir & within the government of South Sudan, following Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s removal from power?
*Tor Deng Mawien*

Tor Deng Mawien is a maternal cousin of Salva Kiir; and a Dinka tribesman from the former Warrap State of the Greater Bahr El Ghazal region of #SouthSudan.

During the 21 years of civil war in the #Sudan from 1983 to 2005, Mawien was an important member of...
...the National Congress Party (NCP) of Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

Mawien was made a local government inspector in Gogrial by Bashir; Gogrial being the home County of Salva Kiir.

When he was a Commissioner of Gogrial County: Mawien had a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)...
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1/ If, as this thread by @yashar suggests, the #US airstrikes in #Baghdad, #Iraq lead to #Iran violently retaliating worldwide, one region of immediate concern could be the Horn of Africa.
@yashar 2/ There is latent Muslim Brotherhood presence in #Sudan, Iranian nationals have been arrested in #Kenya multiple times in recent years attempting to carry out attacks, and Iranian weapons flow across the Gulf of Aden into #Somalia.
@yashar 3/ Regarding #Kenya, in 2016 two #Iran ian nationals and their Kenyan driver were accused of planning an attack on #Israel's embassy in #Nairobi: reuters.com/article/us-ken…
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 6*

As Omar Hassan al-Bashir and other senior National Congress Party members of the former ruling regime, such as Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh (also known as “Salah Gosh”) are being arrested...
...and charged with crimes against the #Sudan-ese people; why does Salva Kiir still continue to keep several diehard Bashir and NCP regime allies, so prominently close and within his current transitional government of #SouthSudan?
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 5*

*What is the relationship and the historical link between Salva Kiir, Bona Malwal, Martin Elia Lomuro, and Omar al-Bashir?*
*Bona Malwal Madut Riing*
*Veteran Sudanese and South Sudanese Politician*

Just like Salva Kiir Mayardit, Bona Malwal Madut Riing is a member of the Dinka tribe from Twic of Gogrial; hailing from the region of Greater Bahr el Ghazal in the country of #SouthSudan.

Malwal has...
...been the sociopolitical power behind Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan, up to today. Presently, he is officially the rapporteur of the South Sudan National Dialogue; an institution that President Kiir set up in 2017, in which it called upon some retired South...
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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
#Greece🇬🇷
#India🇮🇳
#Kenya🇰🇪
#Philippines🇵🇭
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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In court this morning to listen to this decision!

Will @JudiciaryUG go the @IntlCrimCourt route or the @_AfricanUnion route? Will #Bashir ouster feature in the decision?
@JudiciaryUG @IntlCrimCourt @_AfricanUnion This application filed by the Uganda Victims Foundation dates back to 2017 when #Bashir as then President of #Sudan and @IntlCrimCourt indictee visited Uganda.

ijmonitor.org/2017/12/uganda…
@JudiciaryUG @IntlCrimCourt @_AfricanUnion The decision will be delivered by Hon. Justice Dr Henry Peter Adonyo, the outgoing head of Uganda's International Crimes Division who has been re-assigned as head of @JudiciaryUG Commercial Division.

The new head of the ICD will be Hon. Mr. Justice David
Kutosi Wangutusi
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 4*

*What is the relationship and the historical link with Salva Kiir Mayardit, which now makes Tut Kew Gatluak indispensable to him?*
After unequivocally pledging its full support for the then embattled regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir and his National Congress Party (NCP) in March 2019 - just before Bashir’s overthrow in April - the regime of Salva Kiir in Juba, #SouthSudan, then immediately expressed its...
...strong “interest” to “mediate” the subsequent political stalemate between the former North #Sudan-ese regime’s remaining military elements (which were represented by the Transitional Military Council - TMC) and the civilians (who were represented by the Forces for Freedom...
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 3*

"People are very worried and those who have heard about it will suspect foul play because John Garang died in a crash and they still don't believe the results of the investigation,"....
*BREAKING NEWS - SPLA minister killed in plane crash in #SouthSudan*

May 2, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — #Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Affairs Minister Dominic Dim Deng and other 19 military officials have been killed as result of a plane crash between Wau and Juba, the Sudan...
...Television reported today.

Justin Yak, GoSS Presidential Security Adviser was among the officials killed in the plane crash.

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sudantribune.com/BREAKING-NEWS-…
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 2*

Excerpt taken from an interview given by *Ghazi Suleiman* - a well-known Northern #Sudan-ese Lawyer and human rights activist - to Omdurman Television.
“In the first place, Dr. John Garang De Mabior was killed!”

dropbox.com/s/2c92ej74etlv…
*English Translation*

*Ghazi:*
In the first place, Dr. John Garang De Mabior was killed!

*Interviewer:*
What?

*Ghazi:*
Was killed....

*Interviewer:*
This is a very serious allegation.

*Ghazi:*
No, No, No.

*Interviewer:*
What is your evidence if I may ask?
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*The Omar al-Bashir regime’s history with assassination attempts on leaders - Part 1*

*Details about the re-opening of the investigations into the assassination attempt on Hosni Mubarak*
“The file on the assassination attempt on the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, has been reopened after a quarter of a century of its occurrence; after assurances that the "Zero Corruption" organization, had written reports against...
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*Minutes of the Extraordinary SPLM/A Meeting in Rumbek*

At the end of 2004, while the #Sudan-ese people were closely following the Naivasha peace talks in Kenya with alot of expectations for freedom and democratic transformation, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and Army..
...(SPLM/A) was plagued with rumours and accusations of conspiracy.

To put an end to this acute crisis, an extraordinary meeting was convened to dissipate rumours and misunderstanding related to the removal of the Deputy Chairman of the SPLM/A, Salva Kiir Mayardit; and his...
...replacement by the younger Nhial Deng Nhial.

The importance of this meeting stems from the fact that it safeguarded the unity of the SPLM/A at a critical stage, and paved the way for the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on January 9, 2005.

The following...
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Mercury will pass between Earth & Sun on afternoon, 11 Nov 2019 Monday. Most of #MercuryTransit2019 can be seen from all of Africa, till local sunset. @SKA_Africa @SAAOOutreach @AfricaAstronomy @Astro4Dev & others are coordinating a Africa-wide campaign for #ToM2019 #ToMAfrica
It is VERY dangerous to look at the Sun directly using telescope binoculars or naked eyes. Looking at Sun's image projected onto a sheet of paper by a telescope is safe. There r a few public events by science centres etc in Africa where u can see #ToM2019 safely (pic @samyukta_m)
An interactive map of public events in Africa for #ToMAfrica, transit timings, a free handbook on #ToM2019, posters, and a podcast on #MercuryTransit2019 are at africanastronomicalsociety.org/activities/tra…, sarao.ac.za/transit-of-mer… and transit2019.saao.ac.za
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My take on the latest saga relating to the #GERD, mainly focusing on the key element of the official joint statement of #Egypt, #Ethiopia, #Sudan, #US & #WorldBank which was released following the meeting held in the US on 6th of November 👇

The key word is "INVOKED" 1/9
#Egypt achieved its main goal by getting #Ethiopia to agree to invoke Article 10 of the 2015 Declaration of Principle should the ministers of the tripartite failed to reach an agreement by 15 January 2020. Ethiopia shouldn't have attended the meeting, let alone an agreement. 2/9
The fundamental question is: why is #Egypt now keen on invoking Article 10 of the 2015 Declaration? Why not in the past? It's been nearly five years since this Declaration

Let me start with the basics by identifying the critical item that would raise eyebrows in Article 10: 3/9
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Now UNSG @AntonioGuterres is pontificating about protests, after refusing for a week to answer on Honduras protests after @SDNYLIVE verdict President JOH's brother Tony trafficked drugs and paid bribes, with the UN is familiar. No answers to 8 today -thread
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Banned Inner City Press asked: provide the #Honduras report of Marcie Mersky, Ana Catalina Soberanis, Mirna Cuenta and Javier Cabreja about which Inner City Press asked at the 8 Feb 2018 noon briefing before it was roughed up and banned from the UN, 479 days
@antonioguterres @sdnylive @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @SomosAnticorrup @hondurassol @AntiBotsHN @Jorge41Reyes @robertoizaguir9 @sandraruiz34311 @TheGZzz Note: @AntonioGuterres has already left the scripted Q&A with Turkey state media (no answer to banned Inner City Press' written question on #Halkbank as scofflaw like the UN in Haiti) - 11 minutes tops, canceling noon briefing, no answers on UN rapes, corrupt
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