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FRIDAY: #KampalaGeopolitics Day 2 will be some day!
TODAY: #Keynote ▶️ “Africa In The World…And The World In #Africa: The ‘Kategaya Doctrine’ by Charles Onyango-Obbo at 9.30am.

✳️ Followed by some 'explosive' round tables & panels #Culture #Politics #Tech
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SAMSON TUSIIME: The #KampalaGeopolitics panel list shows media doesn't have to get talking points & sound bites from same people every damn time. And most importantly, there are enough QUALIFIED #women not to have manels on ANY topic. #Namate
📷 @KasUganda @Sambannz @reachahand
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1/6 This scene from #LadyandtheTramp inspired 2 stanzas from my #poem "#Sightseeing" (excerpted here), which I discussed w @SsesangaDennis during the lastest #PoetsandMuses episode (…).
While researching 4 the @Disney image, I learned abt #WillieIto,
2/6 a survivor of the #internmentofJapaneseAmericans during #WWII, who drew this #iconicspaghettikissingscene (…).
While the film contains its own issues in its #negativeportrayalsofimmigrants "Willie said he always felt safe here with his fellow artists -
3/6 never hiding who he was or where he came from." & that he felt free & comforted 2 talk abt his #internmentcampexperience w his @Disney colleagues.
While both #LadyandtheTramp & my #poem "#Sightseeing" draw attention 2 #economicandsocialinequities (…) in
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Globally there are more than 65 million displaced people/ #refugees. A vast majority of these are feeing wars, conflicts and gross human rights abuses. Most of the refugees are hosted by countries outside Europe. /1
#Oughterard #DirectProvision #Ireland
Some refugee hosting nations are among the poorer countries. #Turkey #Lebanon #Bangladesh #Jordan #Egypt #Sudan #Pakistan #Uganda #Iran #Ethiopia host majority of the global #refugees /2
When someone is fleeing war or torture or human rights abuses, the first and foremost duty of humanity is to open our doors to refugees. No good to let people die at our doorsteps while we discuss where and how #AsylumSeekers should be hosted.
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REVIEW: Many things were said in the heat of the moment, at the 7th #Uganda National Social Security Fund #NSSF Annual Members Meeting on Friday #NSSFAMM19

⏭️ Time to reflect, and let the figures tell what could have been 'lost in translation' ... #NSSFfigures19
✳️ In FY 2012/13, #NSSF 🇺🇬 committed to pay members 'a real return' – at least 2 percentage points above the 10 year rate of inflation.
✳️ Year - Interest
2012 ✅10.00%
2013 ✅11.23%
2014 ✅11.50%
2015 ✅13.00%
2016 ✅12.30%
2017 ✅11.23%
2018 ✅ 15%
2019 ✅ 11%
✅ The amount of money paid in Benefits to qualifying #NSSF 🇺🇬
members increased by 25% from UGX 360 Billion in 2017/2018 to UGX 450 Billion in 2018/19. #NSSFfigures19
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It's noon and here's the scene in the UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press is banned by @AntonioGuterres' @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric and @MelissaFleming. It submitted Qs at 9 am, including on #Cameroon scam; no answers yet - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked: On #Cameroon, since Biya's speech which SG Guterres praised reiterated threats to crush "separatists" & denied any marginalization has taken place, while leaders have been given life sentences, what is the meaning of his praise?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi @NeverAgainGC @Beatriceijang @NjobehPatrick @eatanyi @cameroonvoice @cameroondailyjo @CameroonC ...what is the meaning of Guterres' praise? Who worked on this statement - Francois Lonceny Fall? Rosemary DiCarlo? Had the Biya regime given the UN any heads-up? And again, where is the if-asked information about the #Cameroon UN peacekeepers child rape in #DRC?
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“I want, like you, to steadily & surely offend anything that stands in the way of freedom, liberation, love, justice, truth, humanity. Let me be rude, let me be all these things, if all they are trying to say is that I am free, unbound”… h/t @miss_mumbz
Dr. Stella Nyanzi is a #Ugandan feminist and activist who was imprisonments for publishing a metaphorical poem about the birth of President Yoweri Museveni and his mother's vagina.… #FreeStellaNyanzi
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At her sentencing for harassing #Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni, feminist academic & activist Dr. Stella Nyanzi -who appeared via a screen - staged a nude protest & shouted “fuck you fuck you.” She is a revolutionary engaging in the “radical rudeness” of anti-colonial activists
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#Ugandan feminist academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been found guilty of harassing President Yoweri Museveni. In a poem she posted on Facebook, she wrote about the president's late mother's vagina and wished Museveni had been poisoned in the birth canal.
Stella Nyanzi owned and took pride in offending dictator Museveni. Stella Nyanzi is a revolutionary.

#Ugandan feminist @RosebellK live tweeted Stella Nyanzi’s verdict hearing today and filmed Nyanzi’s powerful and defiant words.
Watch this: “I planned to offend Yoweri Museveni Kaguta because he has offended us for 30 plus years,” Stella Nyanzi via @tumwesigye_ #Uganda #PushForStellaNyanzi
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I’m a registered Independent (I am way to the left of most US politicians) but this is noteworthy: holding white men accountable is considered “impolite.” Incredible. As I say in the chapter in my new book on the importance of profanity & this obsession w/civility: fuck that
Fuck this obsession with civility and politeness. It is instructive that in the era of Trump — a man who has torpedoed the notion of civility — women are still expected to be polite and demure. I wrote this - and expanded it into a chapter in my new book…
Patriarchy - and attendant oppressions such as racism, capitalism, bigotry, etc - wants us to forever remain within the straitjacket of niceness and politeness, despite the violence it subjects us to.
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#BorisJohnsonPM and his new Cabinet. A stronger stabler Government gives us Bojo The Clown as the Master of Ceremonies!
Boris Johnson purchased 3 water cannon while he was London Mayor for more than £320,000. They were sold for just £11,025 because it was illegal to use them.
#BorisJohnsonPM and The Failed London Garden Bridge project that cost the tax payer £53m.
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LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRC…
BREAKING NEWS: The IHR Emergency Committee recommended @DrTedros to declare the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC as a public health emergency of international concern: Chairperson Robert Steffen
The declaration of the Public Health Emergency of Intl Concern is not a reflection on the performance of the #Ebola response team in #DRC. It is a measure that recognizes the possible increased natl & regional risks & the need for intensified & coordinated action to manage them.
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Live from @UNGeneva - WHO/@UNOCHA High Level event on #Ebola in #DRC with @DrTedros…
"Yesterday, WHO was notified of two very sad developments in the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC. The first was a case of Ebola in the city of Goma, in a pastor who had traveled from Butembo. The second was that two responders were murdered in their home in Beni"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Although a case of #Ebola in Goma, 🇨🇩 is a very concerning development, it’s one we have expected and prepared for. Around 3000 people have been vaccinated and the pastor is receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre run by the @MinSanteRDC and @MSF"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
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WHO-@UNOCHA high-level event on #Ebola in 🇨🇩 is about to start.


The event provides an opportunity for the #DRC Government, @UN, donors & partners to take stock of the status of the outbreak, response & actions needed to end Ebola.
The #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is occurring in a densely populated region with internal displacement, ongoing conflict, and a weak health system. The affected communities are also facing malaria, measles, cholera and high levels of food insecurity.
Disease outbreaks in #DRC:
- #Ebola: 2489 cases, 1665 deaths since August 2018
-Cholera: 13100 cases, 279 deaths reported in from January-June 2019
-Measles: 115 000 suspected cases, 1 981 deaths since January
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That 10 day mission or service trip you are taking this summer to #Uganda #Honduras #Nepal #Cambodia or #Haiti is trash and we are going to give you 8 reasons why:

1) You aren’t qualified. You have no relevant or useful training, experience or specialization.
2) It is a poor use of money. That $2,000 that you and each member of your “team” is spending? Invest it in the projects you think you’re helping instead.

3) It’s about you. This *experience* is actually not about the needs of “the people “ you are visiting in that country.
4) You are using poor people to make you feel better about your privilege and wealth. Rather than actually investing in efforts to help people get out of poverty, you offer handouts and temporary solutions.

5) You can visit a country for what it HAS rather than what it LACKS...
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🚨2nd-largest #Ebola epidemic has killed >1,500 & is spreading toward large population centers.

John Bolton *eliminated* the position of global health security on the National Security Council.🤬

It’s not “if” it’s WHEN these deadly viruses threaten US‼️…
Congo and #Uganda do not have the resources needed to combat #Ebola and NEED our help NOW.

I’ve worked for nearly a decade to develop an effective treatment for Ebola and other deadly viruses. It’s not “if” it’s WHEN these deadly viruses threaten US‼️

🚨Deadly #Ebola outbreaks are increasing in frequency and severity, in part, due to human encroachment on remote sites harboring #Ebola and more frequent/distant travel.

This isn’t going to change, unless we take action NOW.

h/t @MelissaJPeltier
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....…
Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:…
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1. En cette période de commémoration, je voudrais parler de Rose, une grande dame pour laquelle je veux tenir nos mémoires en éveil. Sa vie a basculé entre le 22/04 et le 17/06/1994. Chaque jour jusqu'au 17/06, je vais vous parler de celle qu'elle fut #laVieDeRose #Rwanda #RwOT🇷🇼
2. Comme toute chronique, l’itinéraire de vie que je vais vous raconter est divisé en plusieurs périodes. L'histoire de Rose suit le calendrier de l'Histoire de son pays natal, le Rwanda : avant 1959, entre 1959 et 1994, entre avril et juillet 1994 et après 1994. #laVieDeRose
3. Elle s’appelait donc Rose, et elle était aussi belle que la reine des fleurs. Comme ne tarderait pas à le démontrer son parcours accidenté de jeune fille, de femme, de mère puis de veuve, Rose appartenait à la version la plus résistante de l’arbuste dont elle porte le nom.
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In honor of #InternationalWomensDay here are some cool @vox_dev columns and videos that I went back to this morning...
First up, a great interview from #VoxDevTalks with #ChrisWoodruff on how women are becoming managers in #Bangladesh @timsvengali…
Second: the role of skill building and training for adolescent girls in #Uganda & #Libera by @markus_gold
"Gender-sensitive youth employment programmes combining income generation & life skills training can be effective in helping adolescent girls succeed"…
Third: the long term effects of #Mexico's Progressa cash transfer program by @susanwparker_mx and #TomVogl
"Conditional transfers in childhood improve education, labour, and economic outcomes in adulthood, especially for women"…
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Judges in #Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling to strike out colonial-era legislation and decriminalize same-sex relations.
The judgment will now be given in late May.… #LGBTQ 🌈
The High Court said it needed more time to consider the evidence.
The delay prompted anger and disappointment among campaigners. “I just wish the excuse was better. People’s lives are hanging on the line. Justice has been delayed, but it has not yet been denied,”said Yvonne Oduor
Frank Mugisha, a campaigner for gay rights in #Uganda, said before the ruling that a positive result would encourage other countries to follow #Kenya’s path. #Angola recently decriminalised homosexual sex and courts in #Botswana will decide on the issue next month. #LGBTQ
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“When a (nun) becomes pregnant, the priest insists that she have an abortion,” the report added. ‘‘The sister is usually dismissed from her congregation while the priest is often only moved to another parish — or sent for studies.”… #NunToo
“Many members of the church, experts said, suffer from a medieval mind-set and consider the priests who commit abuse against nuns to be the victims of seductive temptresses. Since the victims in these cases are adults...there is also a reflexive tendency to blame them”
Abuse is result of “a rot in clerical culture that leads priests to believe they are a higher authority,and thus entitled to do what they want with/parishioners.In developing countries, where the abuse of nuns seems more prevalent, priests tend to be put on even higher pedestals”
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FLIGHT OF INTEREST: Russo-Turkish leading travel company Pegas Touristik owned, Sheremetyevo based, Nordwind Airlines’ Boeing 777-2Q8ER is flying from Moscow Vnukovo to Caracas Simón Bolívar, #Venezuela. Currently departing Irish airspace over the Atlantic.
⚠️FINAL APPROACH⚠️LANDING NOW: FLIGHT OF INTEREST: Sheremetyevo based Nordwind Airlines’ Boeing 777-2Q8ER is about to land to Caracas Simón Bolívar #Venezuela
LANDED. 9920km journey from Moscow Vnukovo to Caracas Simón Bolívar
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“And when your son looks at you and says ‘Mama look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said ‘Baby, they don’t. Because we’re gonna go in there, we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.’” - Rep. Rashida Tlaib
#WhyIsayFuck #116thCongress
“People are like, ‘Rashida, maybe you should put the bullhorn away.’ No! ‘Maybe you shouldn’t wear those gym shoes everywhere.’...I say fuck that.” h/t @rerutled #WhyIsayFuck
“I didn’t change or try to run away from being Arabeyya,Muslimah, Falestenyya &’s such an addition on top of that to being a badass organizer.Don’t ever let anyone take away your roots,culture,who you are bec when you(don’t change) people love you & you win” @RashidaTlaib
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Feminist scholar @drstellanyanzi will appear again in court on Monday on charges of “offending” #Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni and his late mother. Fuck civility. Fuck politeness. Tyranny and authoritarianism are not civil nor polite.
Nyanzi faces a 1 year prison sentence if convicted for posting a poem on Facebook wishing Museveni’s mother’s birth canal had poisoned him upon birth to save #Uganda from him. The poem ends with “You Should Have Died At Birth, Oh Dirty Delinquent Dictator.” #FreeStellaNyanzi
Read this by @MKSerumaga: “A controversial scholar attacks Museveni with her incendiary pen. She is accused of bad manners. But is she more badly behaved than a regime that peels away the skin of its people?”…
E Review. #FreeStellaNyanzi
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