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1. Why 🌎International Companies Like Standard Chartered Exit Markets Like #Zimbabwe🇿🇼

Standard Chartered Zimbabwe was a profitable bank that had been in Zim for over 130 years. A week ago, they exited Zimbabwe. Why?

Thread + V11s👇🏾#StanChart #FBC Image
2. Standard Chartered (StanChart) in Zim was a solid bank making good money. In 2016 StanChart made $13 Million in profit and was the 3rd largest bank by deposits in Zimbabwe. Image
3. Compared to StanChart Globally, however, the Zim operation was still a “small fish"

StanChart Zim Revenue = $55.02 Million
StanChart Group Revenue = $14.06 Billion

StanChart Zim Size = 0.4%

The good thing was in 2016 the small fish had limited drama & was profitable. Image
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Thread 1/n 🧵 A complete historical overview of the failure of fiat currencies:

💰 775+ fiat currencies have failed throughout history (this is only a partial list, the actual number is in the thousands)
💰 Average lifespan of a fiat currency is only 27 years
💰 Over 750…… Image
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🏛️ The Roman Denarius: A tale of currency failure and its impact on an empire

There is a false belief that a currency or nation is too big to fail. One of largest contributing factors to the fall of Rome in 476 AD was the collapse of their currency.

• Introduced…… Image
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The United States has had numerous failures with its currency. Many aren’t aware of our storied past and have a false sense of security in the dollar.

Continental Currency 🇺🇸:
• Issued during American Revolutionary War (1775-1781)
• Rampant inflation due to excessive…… Image
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Kenya's Trade Minister @HonMoses_Kuria was in Doha, Qatar last week for an official mission. Interestingly he was escorted by two mysterious #Belarusian businessmen accused of engaging in arms deals in Africa. They were designated as "Advisors-Gulf Countries" during the trip Image
These two powerful brokers, Aleksandr ZINGMAN and OLEG VODCHITS were arrested in Lubumbashi in 2021 on charges of arms trafficking. The have previously had links with presidents Joseph Kabila, Edward Lungu and Emerson Mnangagwa.

What exactly are they doing in Kenya?
ALEXANDER Zingman, the influential businessman with close ties to Europe's last dictator Alexander Lukashenko has served as #Zimbabwe’s honorary consul in Belarus since around early 2019 & has been involved in Deals lacking transparency and accountability…
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#ExtremeWeather #Mozambique #Madagascar #Zimbabwe UPDATE THREAD

The Cyclone Freddy event which initiated a humanitarian emergency in South East Africa (exacerbating exisiting folldinghas now been underway for a fortnight and is ongoing. Freddy is expected to strengthen and……
The quoted tweet in the OP above covers the period February 21-27.

This thread provides an update series of 24 hour satellite animations from 27th Feb till March 5th. But the event is not yet over. The latest UNHCR emergency reponse……
So far 1.75 million people have been affected - and 163,000 were affected as of March 3rd - when this […[ report (the most recent) was issued.
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Dear Friends, have you ever heard of "The Christmas Tree" in Zimbabwe?

In the 1890s Bulawayo, #Zimbabwe, the White supremacist British colonialists hanged the Africans who refused to part with their fertile lands to White settlers on The Christmas Tree.


Today #Zimbabwe is among the most sanctioned countries in Africa by the evil Western hegemony. And the "sin" of Zimbabwe is that they collected the stolen lands from the racist Apartheid White settlers and rightly returned them to the original Owners.


Please do not be deceived, Western sanctions against #Zimbabwe were never because of "democracy and corruption" as they fraudulently claimed. The Western hegemonic barbarians wanted to immortalize the genocidal massacres that The Christmas Tree symbolized.


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1/12 Of Sanctions and "Regime Repression"

I was having a conversation with a fellow political analyst about Sanctions and my question was why #Zimbabwe was on a Sanctions list and Saudi Arabia or Uganda was NOT. The wily old fox smiled and asked me...
2/12 ... a basic question "What are the objectives of Sanctions". I replied "To make the people suffer by destroying their economy so that they can revolt against their government". He then asks the killer question "Do you think the US wants a revolt in Saudi Arabia...
3/12 ... and Uganda which are US strategic partners in their respective regions?"."NO" was my sheepish answer. He then went on to add why the US Sanctions regime was the best tool for #Zimbabwe "We have already agreed that as educated as #Zimbabweans are they don't like..
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1/. Stand up for human rights in 2023

Join the world's biggest human rights event & sign a #HumanRights petition

Your actions could change a life

It’s not too late to take Part in @amnesty’s Write For Rights campaign #W4R22

Take action today: #W4R22✍️
2/. Zineb Redouane, an 80-year-old Algerian woman, was killed in Marseille, #France, in 2018 by a tear gas grenade fired by police while she was closing her windows to protect herself

Demand accountability for all those involved in her killing #W4R22
3/. The Digital Security Act in #Bangladesh restricts people’s freedom of expression

Shahnewaz Chowdury is facing up to 10 years in jail for posting criticism of a local power plant on Facebook

Demand his release #W4R22 #HumanRights ✍️
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1)How did Congolese tribes related to #Banyarwanda came to think they owe their loyalty to Rwanda? In 1986 after Museveni captured power in Uganda helped by Rwandan Tutsi refugees,they started a campaign to mobilize all Tutsi tribes in the region to prepare invasion on Rwanda!
2)So tribes related to Tutsi from Burundi,Tanzania,Uganda & Congo sent their sons to join #RPF.After Rwanda was captured,many Rwandans fled the country while those Tutsi related tribes who were not Rwandans came to inhabit in Rwanda as a new home! They replaced exiled refugees!
3)Many #Hutu villages were massacred in thousands if not in millions so that invaders can have a land to inhabit! During their mobilization period,the Tutsi who were Congolese ended up feeling as Rwandans because Rwanda became their country after replacing Rwandans!
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This year has been full of unprecedented moments, and the emergence of a global #FoodCrisis.

From Ukraine to Pakistan, WFP has been on the ground responding to emergencies around the world.

🧵This thread is our 2022 in 📸 pictures...
Before the war in Ukraine broke out, import-reliant #Lebanon was already reeling from food inflation of 1000% - the highest in the world.

At the beginning of the year, WFP supported 1 in 3 people across Lebanon, like Turkiya, a single mom of three, pictured. Turkiya, a single mother of...
The outbreak of war in #Ukraine led to the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since WWII and sent ripple effects around the world.

1 in 3 families in Ukraine are estimated to be food insecure. WFP reaches nearly 3 million people every month with food and cash assistance. People in Chernihiv, Ukrain...
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November 20 in the #History of #Eritrea.
1. On Nov. 20 1989, #EPLF & the #Ethiopian gov/Derg began peace talks in #Nairobi, #Kenya under the auspices of @CarterCenter & by the invitation of President Arap Moi of Kenya. The peace talks lasted until November 29.
2. At Nairobi Peace talks, they agreed on 3 issues that weren't agreed upon in #Atlanta, cleared the way for substantive negotiations, agreed to invite ex #Tanzanian Pres. Nyerere to be co-host wz Carter during the main talks & the 2 agreed to choose the sec & support staff.
3. The most difficult issue that the Parties discussed & finally agreed was "who would serve as int'l observer" during the main talks. 7 observers, 2 by each Party & 3 by mutual consent. #Kenya, #Sudan, #Tanzania, #OAU, #Zimbabwe & #Senegal were invited & accepted the invitation
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#childabuse: A Nine-Year-Old Girl Set To Give Birth In #Zimbabwe 😭
Recall the painful death of 14-year-old Anna Machaya (in the pix) while giving birth in a #church shrine in July 2021, a 9-year-old #girl (Grade 3 Pupil) has been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) as Image
she is 33 weeks pregnant and expected to give birth by caesarean section this November.
She was just 8 when she fell pregnant, and is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors and nurses owing to the delicate nature of the pregnancy.
She has refused to give police the name
of her abuser though shockingly, her 29-year-old father claimed that the goblins🤷🏾 visited the 9-year-old #girl on the nights only when her mother was away from home and inserted things into her privates. The police believe she's being threatened!
There are only 6 known cases in ImageImage
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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JUST IN: On behalf of Zim award winning, renowned novelist, filmmaker & cultural activist @EfieZethu & @jbcorporatex, a pro-democracy campaigner, we have asked the High Court to set aside the duo's conviction & sentence for allegedly taking part in an anti-govt protest in 2020. ImageImageImage
Dangarembga & Barnes were on 29 September 2022 convicted by Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko & sentenced to pay ZWL70 000 each or 3 months imprisonment in default of the fine & in addition 3 months imprisonment wholly suspended for 5 years on condition that each of them does not
commit any offence involving participating in a public gathering with intention to promote public violence, breach of peace or bigotry. The duo, represented by @ChrisMhike of @ZLHRLawyers, had been on trial after they were arrested on 31 July 2020 & charged with participating in
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1. Update on Siphosami Malunga’s continued persecution in #Zimbabwe

Yesterday 23/9/2022 the SAHRDN was at Tsholotsho Magistrate Court observing the trial of HRD @SiphoMalunga and his 2 business partners who face charges of unlawfully occupying a farm they bought in 2019
2. The case raises many issues including, #HumanRights, #ConstitutionalRights, #PropertyRights which are all protected in terms of the 2013 Zimbabwe constitution. It also raises questions on whether #Zimbabwe is open for business and a safe investment destination
3. Case also a test of separation of powers/rule of law in #Zimbabwe. From Court proceedings Executive is desirous of acquiring the farm despite NOT serving any notice of such intention to owners. High Court and Supreme Court ruled that Siphosami et al must continue on the farm
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1. Yesterday, during the #Economic #Forum in #Karpacz #Poland, Jaroslaw #Kaczynski uttered categorical words: "Western #Europe is culturally alien to us".

Let us take Kaczynski's words as an opportunity to recall an extremely important thread.

Let us recount what he said.
2. You can see #Kaczynski during discussion panel together with MEPs @ZdzKrasnodebski and Ryszard Legutko, his two main informal advisors on ideological and international issues.

"The threat to our sovereignty from the West is greater than from the East." - claimed Krasnodebski.
3. A lot of attention has been paid to #Kaczynski's shoes, but - let's face it - while embarrassing, that's not what's most important

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International food commodity prices are retreating but simply not enough to dent food inflation!
Hundreds of millions of people remain crippled by the toxic combination of tumbling currencies and high food inflation.
See evidence ⬇️🧵
1/15 #Lebanon
2/15 #Zimbabwe
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Another crash at the tank biathlon this morning as the Iranian crew crashed into the Zimbabwe crewed tank, forcing them off the track.
#Zimbabwe #Iran
It was another bad performance from Zimbabwe, their main gun target shooting was very poor. (They’re trying to hit the red targets)
The commanders shooting target was a disaster as the commander was unable to load the machine gun and discarded the ammunition without firing at the target.
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1/25 #Zimbabwe education policy as experienced by a village boy in post independent Zimbabwe (1982 – 1992) a thread 🧵
2/25 The success of the famed #Zimbabwe education system post 1980 hinged on sound policies as well as massive support by communities, at least this was the case with #Zongoro my village (see Kanyongo, 2005:66) Image
3/25 Kanyongo (2005:66) says “government involved local communities to help support schools through providing labour and other resources” a fact which has been echoed by many other authorities
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1/ As Zimbabwe moves towards another phase of the electoral cycle in the
midst of numerous configurations, mutations and reconfigurations in the
international relations, political and economic arena. #NoMore #AfricaUnite #Zimbabwe #AFRICOM
2/ The Russia-Ukraine
war that is currently taking place has motivated the US to take a hardline
stance against countries that are perceived to be collaborating with
There are ongoing machinations by the Western Powers to unilaterally
control and dictate... #Nomore
3/ African countries, their Western positions, to force
African countries to take sides with NATO.
These machinations have seen @POTUS
Joseph Biden (former Senator who sponsored the Zimbabwe Democracy
and Economic Recovery Act ZDERA in 2001), push for the passing ...
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1. The Gold Coins: How do they work?

These are not coins for day to day transactions in shops, they are “safe” INVESTMENTS.

Instead of keeping cash that can suffer from inflation, u keep gold.

U can sell them in future at prevailing gold prices.

2. Do l take the coin home?

It depends on the @ReserveBankZIM’s preferred arrangement but the best approach is for people to take home their coins if they want to or have them stored somewhere safer. Surely it’s dangerous to keep such valuable coins in your house.
3. Won’t they be smuggled out of Zimbabwe?

In South Africa, the @SAReserveBank allows individuals to export up to 15 Krugerrand gold coins. The RBZ can put such limits too.

However, there is no benefit in taking them elsewhere if RBZ is selling them at International Gold Prize.
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1/Vaccinations started in the 80s in #Zimbabwe.My 2 younger siblings & I were sickly. Older siblings born before vaccines were healthy. All my life I was in & out of the hospital coz of vaccines &high carb diet. Half my classmates were & 1 of 7classes had serious vaccine injuries
2/ I struggled with sleep, had night terrors daily &bedwetted. I never had a restful sleep, I woke up tired. In #Zimbabwe they call it “buka”I struggled with reading notes. I could only read from texts &had high visual memory. I noticed that mental clarity increased when I jogged
3/my classmates struggled with learning difficulties & physical illnesses. The poorest struggled the most as proteins in diet mitigate vaccine damage. Poor people eat more carbs that worsen vaccine damages. In all classes @ least half were injured. This got worse on lower grades
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WORKERS’ DAY is a special day to appreciate,salute &celebrate the amazing efforts,resilience and endurance of all the hard pressed workers who gave & continue to give their sweat and blood to building our ZIMBABWE great even under difficult and times
2/This Day,we remember that everything won was through the struggle & sacrifice of working citizens.A standing ovation to all the workers who keep the show going & our nation ticking.Workers are the backbone of any nation,being the turbines of history& architects of any society.
3/The historic struggle and militant tradition of the labor movement in ZIMBABWE have won us many victories that we still enjoy up to this day.Remember Burombo, Masotsha Ndlovu ,Jamela , Mzingeli, Nkomo, Sibanda, Tsvangirai, Matombo, Nkiwane,Chibebe and Mutasa .
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L'Assemblea Generale #Onu ha approvato con 93 voti a favore la richiesta #Usa di sospendere la #Russia dal Consiglio dei diritti umani di Ginevra. Nella bozza di risoluzione - tra i co-sponsor c'è anche l'#Italia - si chiede di "sospendere il diritto della Russia di far parte👇 Image
del Consiglio" e si esprime "grave preoccupazione per la crisi umanitaria in Ucraina, in particolare per le notizie di violazioni e abusi del diritto internazionale umanitario da parte di Mosca".
Da notare i voti contrari: #Cina leva la maschera, non più astenuta, ma contraria.👇
Paesi contrari alla sospensione della #Russia:
🇧🇮 #Burundi
🇨🇫 #RepubblicaCentrafricana
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