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We are looking for a social worker or clinical psychologist to VOLUNTEER their time and expertise on a case we are working on.

We have a 12 year old girl who is 8 months pregnant and refuses to speak on her pregnancy and refuses care.(1)
Sadly, the Police hit her on her palms (while pregnant) as a way of corceing her to divulge who raped her. It didn't work but she is further traumatized by that event.

Please inbox us or share the post to a potential therapist and we will make the necessary connections. (2)
UPDATE : #Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 THANK YOU. We have received quite a number of contacts from this post. Selfless proffesionals volunteering to assist. We assure you that we are doing our best to preserve her privacy and to get her the help she needs. Thank you again.(1) #maternalhealth
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Thread // Truth about 31 July and #ZimbabweanLivesMatter :
Everyone by now knows of a bunch of political actors whose faction lost out in November 2017 in Zimbabwe, they go by the moniker G40 and include @Hon_Kasukuwere @ProfJNMoyo Walter Mzembi etc. 1/
Since 2017, these bitter delusional characters have been plotting ways of removing the incumbent President @edmnangagwa and return to power. The flopped 31 July protests was one such plot. 2/
The way G40 had planned it, in partnership with likes of @usembassyharare , 31 July was supposed to end in people getting killed on the streets & widespread bloodshed.They even had a hashtag on standby; #ZimbabweanLivesMatter . The US embassy excitedly issued an advisory 🙄 3/
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1/4 The Government of the Republic of South Africa has noted with concern the reports related to human rights violations in the Republic of #Zimbabwe.
2/4 The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor is in contact with her Zimbabwean counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Mr. Sibusiso Moyo.
3/4 As recent as on Tuesday, the two Ministers had a telephonic conversation, wherein Minister Pandor expressed South Africa’s readiness to assist if requested.

Minister Pandor, reiterated South Africa’s commitment to peace and stability in the region and the African Continent.
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PEN Africa Centres call for the immediate release of #TsitsiDangarembga who was arrested and detained yesterday. Pen Zimbabwe, @pen_southafrica PEN Malawi, PEN Uganda, @NadiaDavids9 @pen_nigeria @PenAfrikaans
PEN Centres are greatly concerned by the arrest and detention of #TsitsiDangarembga whose work is widely known. @efie41209591 was arrested while peacefully protesting corruption in #Zimbabwe
She joins award-winning journalist #HopewellChinono as the latest high profile writer to be detained as Zimbabwean security agencies crack down on anti corruption demonstrators.
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Strong open letter from a group of African writers to @AUC_MoussaFaki & @DrTaxs on the arrest of #Zimbabwe-an journalist #HopewellChinono & the continued silence of @_AfricanUnion and @SADCnews when citizens' rights are trampled upon by member states.…
The letter states: "The African Union, an organisation that was quick to tell the world that #BlackLivesMatter in the wake of George Floyd’s murder & other human rights abuses by police in the United States, seems strangely silent about the violation of Black Lives in Africa."
They add: "We fear that as long as Zimbabwe continues to violate its citizens’ rights with impunity, we and fellow writers and journalists are in danger of having our rights violated in the different AU member states while the mother body stays silent."
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1/12 The long awaited thread on "What #Chamisa Could have done after losing the 2018 Elections" is here. I shall not dwell on why his current brand of politics won't work as its contained in my previous thread.
@matigary @VusiNyamazana @TinoChinyoka @Mavhure @vargoe21 @AAChokwadi
2/12 After #Tsvangirai's loss in 2013, there was a fundamental shift in #MDC ideology. The first was on Sanctions. When #Tsvangirai was PM he saw what Sanctions were doing to the ordinary person and decided that he and #MDC would ask for their unconditional removal.
3/12 #Chamisa however still thinks Sanctions and being Western sponsored is the way to go. This is the first thing I will say he should have changed after the 2018 elections. He should have called for them to be lifted unconditionally!
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Hey everyone!
We are team @OrganicHoney4 Treasures (Rugare and Kholie), a #beekeeping company that specialises in production of honey, beeswax and value added hive products. Excited to be here! We will be talk about Beekeeping, honey, beeswax, business, innovation, & leadership.
Just a brief background about us, Everything we do is about bees, but we didn't start there. @OrganicHoney4 was a backyard project that started in the STF Gardens as a result of bee infestation in our bathroom drain.
For years we contracted exterminators to fumigate the invaders, yet the #bees came back! This cycle continued for years till the founders (Mr and Mrs Marufu) decided to find a way to live in harmony them. A bee specialist was hired to move the invaders to a backyard apiary.
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Migrating out of Poverty
The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium focuses on the relationship between internal and regional #migration and #poverty in #Africa and #Asia. It is funded by the UK’s @DFID_UK and coordinated out of the @SussexUni.
Stories from the Southern Route
#Ethiopia has been a focus country for #EU directives and #IOM action plans to control irregular migration towards #SouthAfrica, #Libya and the #MiddleEast.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
#Migrants & #Smugglers
This comic is based on research conducted by Doudou Gueye, the @unirankorg in collaboration with @priyadeshingkar, the @SussexUni, in the Casamance area of Senegal.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
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The MDC Alliance HQ building has been forceably taken over in the dead of night by youths supported, I am told, by armed soldiers & police. This is a privately owned building which we were in lawful possession of. This action is brazenly unlawful.
The only person who is entitled to forceably take over a privately owned building is the Sheriff of the High Court of #Zimbabwe armed with a court order. This did not happen. We have never received any such court application or order.
There is a spurious allegation made in a letter circulating purportedly written by @DMwonzora that @nelsonchamisa agreed to this action. This is patently false - no consent was given. If consent was given why was it necessary to use armed soldiers to take over the building?
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#Twimbos Below is a thread of the Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (ZIMTA)'s Open Letter.

@zimta01:Opening of Schools premature, Period!

@zimta01:The recent announcement by the Head of State, President @edmnangagwa regarding the reopening of schools to examination classes has left most forward thinking educationists shell shocked.
#263Chat #Twimbos #Zimbabwe
@zimta01: Re-opening of schools whilst hordes of people from the diaspora are being bused in from #coronavirus infested regions might be just as good as opening Pandora’s box.

#263Chat #LockdownZim
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#PequeñosGrandesHeroes, Capítulo 3️⃣

En esta edición volvemos a cambiar de continente. Estamos en #Africa 🌍 para hablar de un seleccionado que hizo historia en el 2006, #Angola 🇦🇴. Este es un relato triunfal en medio de tantas desgracias. Image
Angola es una nación relativamente joven, ya que se independizó de #Portugal 🇵🇹 en 1975. Si bien es un país rico en yacimientos minerales y petrolíferos, no pudieron disfrutar de los beneficios de esto ya que la guerra civil los atrapó y los hundió en la miseria. Image
La guerra acabaría recién en el 2002, aunque sus secuelas quedarán por siempre en todos aquellos que la han vivido, sea por combatir como por haber perdido a algún ser querido. De hecho, los jugadores de esta historia no quedarían exentos de este dolor... Image
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Érase una vez, #Venezuela
Welcome #Zimbabwe
Le toca a todos aquellos que conocieron a #Venezuela contarle a sus hijos y nietos que una vez tuvimos un pais.
Que seguramente había -como en efecto- algunos errores cometidos y ajustes por resolver pero se podía estudiar, trabajar y prosperar.
Que cada cual decidía su vida.
A todos los que tuvieron la fortuna de una buena familia, que les sembró valores, que los enseñó a amar a Venezuela, a trabajar por y para ella, a honrar el estudio y el trabajo como bendiciones, les corresponde contar lo que fuimos.
Dijo el poeta: mi patria es mi infancia...
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If you read the RBZ statement too quickly, you'll miss the key detail here. Zimbabwe's govt is allowing "free funds" ( money in an FX nostro account) to be used for local DIGITAL transactions, that implies it must be banked..… via @newswireZW #zimbabwe
..and if one pays for goods and services with these funds "via digital means in the interest of social distancing", the rate will be fixed at ZW$25:US$1, since the directive does not say goods can be charged in US$, they will stil lbe charged in ZW$ #Zimbabwe
Free funds= FX received by individuals, international organisations, NGOs, embassies etc Free funds will continue to be received and held in Nostro FCAs for use to settle international transactions and digital local transactions for goods charged in local tender.
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#THREAD: #WHO Director Tedros Ghebreyesus won his 2017 election with #China’s backing

Tedros gives cover for China’s propaganda denying responsibility for the outbreak

Tedros praised China’s “transparency” - said China’s response was a model for others…
Tedros is the first-ever WHO chief not to be a medical doctor and was accused of covering up three different cholera epidemics as Ethiopia’s health minister.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, Chinese authorities are weaving a false counternarrative in which China was actually the victim of a foreign virus that it quickly moved to contain. And the WHO is helping them do it.
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Droughts are currently having widespread impacts around the world.

E.g. in Thailand

“Many rice mills are refusing to sell due to uncertainty over supply during this dry season" ..."Many parts of the country’s rice growing area have been hit by drought"

#ClimateCrisis #food
Whanganui farmer worries about drought, not coronavirus

"The world needs to eat - coronavirus or not - and farmers can take heart from that"

#ClimateCrisis #drought #NewZealand
Drought in Africa, Southern Europe Threatens Durum Crops

"deterioration of rainfall in late January and February and exceptionally high temperatures in February have caused low planted areas and low crop performance” 

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #food
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My new @RANDCorporation report on #Zimbabwe is out today. Unfortunately, the findings are pretty bleak. A few main points in this thread | A New Zimbabwe? Assessing Continuity and Change After Mugabe… 1/
@RANDCorporation Mnangagwa promised a break from Mugabe's authoritarian rule and economic mismanagement, declaring a "new Zimbabwe" that is "open for business." After more than two years, to what extent has he delivered on his promises? 2/
@RANDCorporation In short, although Mnangagwa has deployed flowery reform rhetoric, his administration's piecemeal actions belie any movement toward genuine political or economic reform. 3/
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📒 In the latest issue of our East and Southern Africa Risk Bulletin, our lead story looks at the new wave of violence in #Zimbabwe’s #goldmining sector. 🇿🇼⛏️
🗺️ The map below shows incidents reported Nov 2019-Jan 2020 in the Zimbabwean media over the past few months, but the real number of dead and injured is likely to be higher:
🔴 The violence has been high throughout 2019: the Zimbabwe Peace Project has reported that, August-October 2019, there were 129 murders linked to mining in and around Kadoma alone 👉
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Here is UN briefing room Inner City Press is banned from for 559th day by corrupt UNSG @AntonioGuterres and here his scribes: France 24, Morocco & Egypt state media, partners in censorship. 10 Qs are in: #Guinea, #China #Zimbabwe #CMR UN rapes, #Angola - thread
@antonioguterres Now @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts up, 10 minutes late, bragging about UNSG @AntonioGuterres partnering with Macron on FrancAfrique - no mention of, or answers on, Cameroon where Gooter took Biya's golden statue…
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @NeverAgainGC @Survie @AdamShawNY @allimadi @simonateba Banned Inner City Press asked January 13-1: On #Guinea, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that heavy security presence on the streets of Conakry, ahead of opposition protests against Condé's plan to run for a third term next year?
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The list of truly fundamental needs for human life is a short one.

Food is on that list.

▶️This is how climate change impacted crops in 2019◀️

This is terrifying.

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food #2019InReview
*North America*

The midwest was plagued with heavy rain, leading to flooding & causing major challenges with corn, soybeans & other crops

This was widely documented by farmers themselves: #noplant19

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food
This caused investors to revisit their investments:

Impacts spanned the Midwest and beyond, including Wisconsin, Indiana, ...

#ClimateChange Impacts on #Food #2019InReview
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As my three years in #Zimbabwe come to an end, I wanted to reflect on my experience as the @UKinZimbabwe's Political Governance Adviser in this inspiring, beautiful yet challenging context. A thread in 9 parts. 1/9
I've been here for some of the highs and lows of #Zimbabwe's recent history. From the hopes of Nov '17 and the 2018 Elections to the brutal crackdowns on citizens. 2/9
I now leave at a time of increased food insecurity and the risk of famine, worsening basic service provision, and deepening economic and political crises. 3/9
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In the UN press briefing room Inner City Press is banned from by corrupt UN Sec-Gen @AntonioGuterres, the noon briefing is already over, but none of seven questions submitted in writing has been answered by censoring @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked Dec 2-1: On #Zimbabwe, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused police of using live ammunition at an event attended by its leader Nelson Chamisa on Sunday?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @iburundi @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked On Libya, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that at least five people have died in overnight air strikes in a suburb of Tripoli and that the Libyan government said Emirati drones had carried out violent raids
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It's #WorldAIDSDay.
There were approximately 37.9 million people living with #HIV at the end of 2018.
🔹79% had been diagnosed
🔹62% were receiving treatment
🔹53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus to the point at which they were at low risk of infecting others.
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO #DYK: HIV can now be diagnosed through rapid tests that can provide same-day results.
But no single test can provide a full #HIV diagnosis: a confirmatory test is required, conducted by a qualified and validated health worker at a community centre or clinic.
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO There is no cure for #HIV infection.
However, effective antiretroviral drugs can control the virus and help prevent onward transmission to other people.
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You're definitely missing some great African driven content if you're not following @NewsCentralTV. Let me share a few videos of what you've missed. #AfricaFirst #NewsCentral
@NewsCentralTV I recently sat down to discuss "Infertility in African Culture" on #NCDebrief. My guest was @MissMolatelo. Her personal journey informed her documentary "When Babies Don't Come." She shared how she was treated by family and friends in this time.
@NewsCentralTV @MissMolatelo Another recent #NCDebrief focused on "Breaking Into The African Music Scene." Hosted by @SibuNyanda with guests @JoeyAkan and @joeboyofficial, they delved into the industry and its moving parts. It was good. Check it here
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