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#Zambia we're being ruled by puppets of mining corporations. We have closely looked at the UPND election manifesto, they never promised tax breaks to mining corporations, no open requests for tax breaks exist. So, where are these tax breaks coming from and what is their purpose?
#Zambia while you are paying very high prices on goods and services, your government has gone on to give tax breaks to transnational mining corporations. They have given away money the nation desperately needs to mining corporations that were paying very little or no taxes.
After giving tax breaks, the UPND govt have gone to the IMF to try and borrow money with very onerous conditionalities - conditionalities which will place more austerity measures on you. #Zambia let's wake up!
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- Born in APARTHEID, South Africa

- Freinds with Pater Theil-Theil an alleged Nazis Homosexual White Nationalist?

- Elon was going to be Kanye's Campaign Manager - why? Was it to siphon votes from African Americans?

- Diamond dust on Zambia?

Should we even trust #ElonMusk?
#ElonMusk's family once owned an emerald mine in #Zambia

"Errol returned to South Africa with a half-share in a Zambian emerald mine, which would help to fund his family's lavish lifestyle of yachts, skiing holidays, and expensive computers."

#Africa
businessinsider.co.za/how-elon-musks…
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What are the events that led to Youth Day being celebrated on the 12th of March in Zambia and how did these evens contribute to the country's fight for independence?

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Youth Day honors the youth of the country and acknowledges how vital they are to its prosperity. This holiday is bookmarked on the anniversary of the 1962 events that lead to the deaths of young Zambians as the country began to make its way towards independence.
In 1962, Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) was in a struggle for independence from British colonial rule. The two main opposition parties - ANC led by Harry M. Nkumbula and UNIP led by Kenneth Kaunda - were a threat to the British Federation. Image
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#US offering intel, weapons, eyes from the sky and mercenaries to #Ukraine.

A couple of maps of the latest developments in #Ukraine. Not much advance yesterday and #Russia announced a ceasefire and safe corridors in many cities, allowing diplomacy and civilians evacuation.
To stop buying oil from #Russia, #US no longer recognises Juan Guido as #Venezuela's President and visit @maduro_en to ask for the return of relationship and oil. It is also trying with #Iran for the same objective, after decades of sanctions on the people of Iran and Venezuela.
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#Somaliland and #Taiwan: The benefits

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1/14. S/land and Taiwan have a lot in common such as both being a fully functioning democracies with volatile neighbours. Both are striving for international recognition and will not budge to threats or diplomatic pressure. Image
2/14. Somaliland brings a lot to the table. S/land’s strategic location in the Horn of Africa will give Taiwan a gateway into East Africa and beyond. Landlocked countries in Africa can benefit from this diplomatic move such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
3/14. S/land will give Taiwan an important access to the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf Aden) where access to the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world can be established which will boost Taiwan’s export opportunities as well as a chance to make new friends in the region.
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Wednesday's #Covid19 megathread makes an early start as there's so much news to bring you!

#Omicron takes centre stage in Europe with a raft of records (recap coming up), but #UK ministers are increasingly confident the NHS won't be swamped despite England's lack of restrictions
It turned out to be a terrible Tuesday, not just in #UK, which was just one of TEN European countries to hit all time high daily #Covid19 infection numbers.

#Cyprus #France #Greece #Iceland #Italy #Malta #Montenegro #Portugal and #Spain the others to set new records.
Concern in #Norway. The #Omicron wave looked to be beyond the peak; is it making a comeback or is it still delayed Christmas cases?
4,702 new #Covid19 infections, fewer than 100 down on last Weds.

Better health data. 315 in hospital, down 13 since y'day, although 120 are in ICU
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I've done many tweets about #python tools created by @rly0nheart (20 years old guy from #Zambia). Oxdork, TheDevilsEye, Occli, TheLordsEye, Thorndyke.

The amazing thing is that he is a programmer who HAS NO COMPUTER. He use only Android smartphone, Termux and Pydroid3🧵
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✨🆕 IHME researchers published today in @sciencedirect – "Estimating the population at high risk for tuberculosis through household exposure in high-incidence countries: a model-based analysis" using #TB data from the 2019 #GBDstudy. #tuberculosis sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
The researchers estimate that in 20 high-incidence countries, 38 million individuals live in a household with someone with pulmonary #tuberculosis — with children under 5 making up 12% of populations with home exposure.
➡️Findings include: #Zimbabwe, #Mozambique, #Zambia, and #Pakistan have the highest proportion of the population with household exposure.
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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.
ukcop26.org/statement-on-i…
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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Aug 9 2021: "#Mineral exploration company #KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff #Bezos & Bill #Gates, has signed an agreement w/ [] Bluejay Mining to search in #Greenland for critical materials used in electric vehicles."

reuters.com/business/billi…
Sept 8 2021: "#BHP inks exploration deal w/ #Gates & #Bezos-backed #KoBold Metals"

"The world’s largest miner & the Silicon Valley-based tech firm will jointly fund & operate exploration"

The #greatreset of plunder - under guise of climate mitigation.

mining.com/bhp-inks-explo…
Feb 5 2021: "#KoBold Metals grows global exploration footprint"

"The Gates-Bezos backed firm now has active exploration projects in #Zambia, #Quebec, #Saskatchewan, #Ontario, & Western #Australia."

mining.com/kobold-metals-…
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Thread: Why are we doing #HCWForVaccines? 5.13B doses of #COVID19 #vaccine have been given worldwide (33% of 🌍w/ 1+ doses), but only 1.6% of people in low-income countries have had a dose. This is unconscionable. A picture is worth a thousand words. #MedTwitter 1/X
That means even high-risk ppl--elders, HCWs--may not have had a dose. In #Zambia, a country I have worked in twice, there are ~800 practicing drs. A simple 3d contest like #HCWforVaccines can enable ALL OF #MedTwitter there to #GetVaccinated. And more. Think about that! 🤯 2/X
You can think: "There are 1.2B people in #Africa. When we started #HCWforVaccines 3d ago, 2.48% were #vaccinated. When we end at 11p, that % will be the same." OR "The 💰 we've raised could vax thousands of #MedTwitter, who will be alive & healthy to save MANY lives." 3/X
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In an especially troubled week, while the world's media was transfixed by the chaos unfolding in Afghanistan, another country where power was changing hands, and where people feared the worst, managed to turn a potential tragedy into a triumph. #Zambia
That country is #Zambia, which kept its promise to hold peaceful elections & avoid the bloodshed which many had predicted. Ahead of campaigning, an official peace pledge was signed on 14 July by the ruling Patriotic Front and leaders of opposition parties.
Everyone hoped for the best but it was a contest fraught with danger - a highly polarized political environment; two candidates for whom losing was not an option - the incumbent @EdgarCLungu President Lungu & his main challenger @HHichilema.
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It’s #InternationalNursesDay!

Today, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness, and dedication 💐

Elizabeth Iro, WHO Chief Nursing Officer, takes us through her journey on becoming a nurse and what it means to be a nurse. Who is your favourite nurse?
Nurses are at the forefront of #COVID19 response

On this #InternationalNursesDay, let’s show our gratitude by doing our part and following public health advice from WHO and national health authorities.
👉bit.ly/3biEHoK

#SupportNursesAndMidwives
In #Zambia only 5 👂, 👃 & throat specialists & 1 audiologist serve a population of 17 million. Nurses like Carol Sinkende, who works in a clinic in a remote area of 🇿🇲, are fundamental in doing community outreach & raise awareness about hearing loss.

👉bit.ly/3bj3Csm
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Singapore’s former Prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the father of the country’s economic miracle of the last 50 years, was a frequent visitor to Africa in the 1960s.
On one such trip in 1964, he visited 17 African capitals to acquaint himself with what the newly independent African countries were doing to lift themselves from economic backwardness, itself a legacy of European colonialism of the previous century.
From what he saw, Lee Kuan Yew was not best impressed. “I was not optimistic about Africa,” he confessed later. So, what informed his thinking? He explains in his fat book, published in 2000, From Third World to First – The Singapore Story: 1965-2000, that certain things were...
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Should the National Assembly have Appointed former Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya to the Parliamentary Budget Committee?
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#factCheck #Zambia
CLAIM CHECKED:
It is against good governance, public interest and best practice to appoint former Minister of Health and Mansa Central MP, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, to a parliamentary committee. He has been appointed to another job after being recently fired.
BACKGROUND
On the 26th of January 2021, various media outlets reported that former Minister of Health and, presently, Mansa Central MP, Dr Chitalu Chilufya had been appointed to the Budget Committee of the National Assembly.
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THREAD #COVID_SSA Weekly UPDATE (W46). Sub-Saharan Africa's 46 countries recorded 171,674 new cases (⬇️-2%) and 4,913 (⬆️+14%) deaths last week. We now classify 24 countries with 'resurgent transmission'. 4 more have yet to control their 1st wave @NIHRglobal
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11 countries reported >1,500 cases last week
#SouthAfrica 111,483
#Zambia 9,507
#Nigeria 9,880
#Zimbabwe 6,382
#Mozambique 4,501
#Malawi 3,478
#Ethiopia 2,980
#Namibia 2,475
#Senegal 1,738
#Eswatini 1,556
#RDCongo 1,534

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13 countries recorded their highest ever number of weekly cases
#Burundi 300
#Chad 345
#Comoros 427
#RDCongo 1,534
#Eritrea 321
#Malawi 3,479
#Mozambique 4,501
#Rwanda 1,389
#Senegal 1,738
#Eswatini 1,556
#Togo 340
#Zambia 9,507
#Zimbabwe 6,382

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In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.

54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .

I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.

Enjoy Image
Day 1.

Morocco .

This 18th-Century Home renovated in the historical center of Essaouira it is an incredible example of traditional Moroccan architecture .

A traditional house renovated and decorated with a contemporary touch.

Between tradition and modernity. ImageImageImageImage
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle the garden was created over the course of forty years, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences.

An hidden beauty ImageImageImageImage
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15 years ago, Zambia reached completion point under the HIPC initiative for External Debt write-off. 15 years later, a period that had the biggest commodity boom, it’s back again defaulting on its debts @gchelwa why? google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.…
#Zambia was the 17th country to reach HIPC debt completion —a long process of macroeconomic stabilization, structural adjustment & governance reforms. Followed by debt write-off & then policy focus shift towards tackling poverty, laying foundation for national transformation.
11 African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda) were ahead of #Zambia in HIPC completion. How many of them today are in better external debt, macroeconomic or have improved structural position?
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So much said about #China as an emerging lender to Africa (& globally). But there are others worth a mention who've increased their lending to African governments: #SaudiArabia #India #Kuwait #Brazil #UAE Thread. 1/7
Data been hard to find, but International Debt Statistics, published by @WorldBank just now, show external debt by creditor country. See large growth over past decade (since widespread debt relief). #China by far largest but others' growth important (especially Gulf lenders) 2/7 Image
This often followed by point that it makes solving debt problems harder. As more creditors, not in the Paris Club, with exposure. True, but there's also a positive in African countries being able to source more capital from more places. Needs to be used well of course 3/7
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Do you know how the $750 million euro bond was supposed to be used?

We have made it easy for you to understand #Athread

Now the baton comes back to you, follow up on these projects and see the progress of these projects

#ZambiaDemandsAccountability #Zambia #DebtConcernsMe Image
$186 million was supposed to be used on the ZESCO Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro-Electric Power Project

#ZambiaDemandsAccountability #Zambia #DebtConcernsMe
@_ZESCO 👀 Image
A $145 million was supposed to be used for roads re-financing (Formula 1)

#ZambiaDemandsAccountability #Zambia #DebtConcernsMe Image
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Cablo #UK #StrictlyConfidential su #Mattei che avrebbe detto
"Ci ho messo 7 anni per condurre il Gov italiano verso una apertura a sinistra. E posso dirle che mi ci vorranno meno di 7 anni per far uscire l'#Italia dalla #NATO e metterla alla testa dei paesi neutrali"
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Conferenza stampa #Mattei 1962 #Roma, un giornalista chiede "abbiamo sentito parlare di minacce di morte,di sabotaggi al suo aereo...è vero?"
Ho ricevuto una lettera di morte scritta con la stessa macchina e stile ricevuta da #Hammarskjöeld..il fatto dell'aereo è un altra prova.. Image
Dag #Hammarskjöld Segr Gen #ONU morto in un incidente aereo in #Zambia nel 1961, durante la crisi del #Congo e le cui cause non saranno mai del tutto chiarite....
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Twitter needs more #waterfalls! SHARE some of your favorite GIFs, videos, photos of beautiful waterfalls here. Tells us as much as you can about them. Also, can anyone identify where this spectacular video below was taken?

#Nature #Rivers #Mountains

Seriously, can someone tell me where the #waterfall in my tweet above is located? The source account doesn’t list it. Many other accounts that have posted it in the past haven’t mentioned it. Someone knows where this is — help me out! 😊

#Waterfalls #Nature #Rivers #Mointains
Thanks to everyone — it’s Stigfossen in Norway.

world-of-waterfalls.com/waterfalls/nor…
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As someone who has studied presidential ill health, let me say it’s important to remember the motivations of political elites whose primary source of power comes through their relationship with the sick president.
Want more background?

Here’s the academic article I wrote with @bonidulani, in which we caution against relying too much on constitutional provisions to guide succession, especially in the case of presidential ill health: academic.oup.com/afraf/article/…
And here is a @monkeycageblog piece I wrote based on that research, looking at the case of #Zambia’s president becoming ill in office (but also talking about the US Constitution’s 25th amendment): washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…
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