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🧵The recent controversy of @TomGardner18, @TheEconomist reporter (now fired) who censored @MLInstitute publication on z suffering of #Tigrayans under TPLF rule, is not an isolated incident

#omission of facts has been another dimension of western media backing pro-TPLF narrative
The most notable/earliest evidence of this was z western media censorship of the @UNEthiopia crisis when African employees of the UN were fired by @DrTedros after they complained about @DrTedros's role in fixing @UNOCHA data & silencing reports of health infra destruction by TPLF
Another case of #omission was ignoring reports by civil society & health workers in Amhara/Afar regions (that uncovered mass destruction/atrocities committed by TPLF

In contrast, every claim by any doctor or "source" in Tigray is reported by western media
reuters.com/world/africa/e…
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What Operation Warp Speed Did, Didn't and Can't Do - Marginal REVOLUTION
marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…
#OperationWarpSpeed, #mRNAVaccines, #PandemicResponse
Evolution 'Landscapes' Predict What's Next for COVID Virus | Quanta Magazine
quantamagazine.org/evolution-land…
#EvolutionLandscapes, #ViralMutations, #AdaptiveValue, #COVID19
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#BREAKING Over a dozen local UN staff detained in Ethiopia: humanitarian sources
#UPDATE More than a dozen Ethiopian staffers working for the United Nations have been arrested in #AddisAbaba in raids targeting ethnic Tigrayans under a state of emergency, UN and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday u.afp.com/wJRB
#BREAKING Sixteen UN staff still detained in Ethiopia, six released: UN spokesman
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Ein Exkurs nach Afrika.
In Äthiopien tobt nun "echter" Bürgerkrieg.
Das Brisante: einer der Kriegsherren ist "Friedensnobelpreisträger"🤷‍♂️
Auf dem Schlachtfeld konnten die Truppen der Rebellenprovinz #Tigray das Blatt wenden und rücken rasant auf die Hauptstadt vor.
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Vor einigen Monaten hatten Regierungstruppen die Rebellion in der Provinz #Tigray niedergeschlagen...eigentlich.
Doch sieh an...die Tigray-Truppen wendeten das Blatt und rücken nun rasant auf die Hauptstadt #AddisAbaba vor.
#Ethiopia
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Es heißt, Regierungssoldaten ergeben sich in Massen oder flüchten von der Front.
Nur wenige Verbände leisten aktiven Widerstand.
Derzeit würde zudem eine große Armeegruppierung die Gefahr laufen, nahe der Stadt Kombolcha komplett eingekesselt zu werden.
#Ethiopia #Tigray
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In #AddisAba: THREAD
When you find the Manuscript you were looking for long time in one volume instead of the typical two volumes. This copy of the Jalaalayn has been transcribed in 935hijra (=1528 c.a). The oldest document stored in #BilalulHabeshaMuseum.
Thank you Addis.
I discovered quite by chance this new (2018) Museum in the heart of #AddisAbaba. Bilalul Habeshi is a community museum to create public awareness about Islamic heritage and their value. 140 Islamic Manuscripts among the other cultural and heritage material.
@HargeysaCC @tirsity
Quran, hand written and other religious manuscripts but also an interesting MSS dealing with Botany, Astronomy Medicine, History, Law, Grammar, Numismatics, Biography and taxation. A place to be for researchers with interest of Islam in the Horn and indigenous knowledge. More ...
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#Ethiopia , our people have been working 24/7 to develop & secure this country. We have been building parks,
libraries, museums, public squares, parking lots, and planting lots of trees and treating the water in rivers. We need to do what we can to help #develop our surroundings.
#Ethiopia, we’ve been building infra that help us grow our economy, our connectivity & help the world have access to medical supplies at crucial times. There are people who have been working for our future, whilst many have been contemplating what the future will look like.
#Ethiopia, there are people who are there to look after our privacy and to watch out for us. Many of the times, leaders and countries have been supported by these faceless, nameless, yet hard working public servants.
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#GPE_AtrocityReport: March 30, 2021, #Babu Woreda, #Wellega, #Oromo Region #Ethiopia. A coordinated attack by OLF/OLA and Oromo regional forces against targeted ethnic Amharas left 70 Amhara farmers dead. No one has ever been made accountable for these heinous crimes against 1/E
humanity. Local reporters have stated that 27 buses full of fleeing Amharas left Wollega already. Such mass exodus out of an area just because they are targeted due to their identity is a horrible indicator to what is to come, as the fighters are more emboldened, organized 2/E
and coordinate even further with the regional security apparatus. The situation in #Wellega and #Metekel is extremely grave! We demand #access2metekel #access2Wellega 3/E
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ወገኖች በቁማችን ሞተናል እኮ
#AmharaGenocide #Metekel #Ethiopia
ጭፍጨፋው አዲስ አበባ እስኪደርስ ነው የምንጠብቀው?#AmharaMassacre #Amhara #Ethiopia
አማራ ብልጽግና የአህያ ባል ነው ፣ ከጅብ አያስጥለንም
#amharamassacre #AmharaPogrom
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The latest #internetshutdown in Ethiopia which began on June 30th after the riots in the capital Addis Ababa has entered its eighth day.
wsws.org/en/articles/20…
#LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn #Ethiopia #HachaluHundeessaa
Days of riots were triggered by the killing on June 29th by unknown assailants of the popular Oromian musician, activist, and former political prisoner, Hachalu Hundessa.
#Addisababa #LetTheNetWork
The Ethiopian government has cut internet connectivity more than 12 times over the years. In January 2020, the government shutdown internet in the Oromia region for three months.
#Ethiopia #internetshiutdowns #HachaluHundessa
#LetTheNetWork
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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Blogger and activist @eskinder_nega tells @AJEnglish that after his planned protest tomorrow was banned by #AddisAbaba police now members of his group- the Balderas council- are being rounded up and arrested by police. #Ethiopia
.@eskinder_nega says around fifty of his members have been arrested. His demonstration- due to be held in Meskel Square on Sunday- was to protest “failing democratic transition” in #Ethiopia. He had asked for permission from city council to hold it 15 days ago.
I should add that these arrests that Nega says are ongoing come just over 24 hours after PM Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.
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Thread On #Jubaland :

Background info and geopolitical history of post civil war Jubaland in a nutshell.
#Jubaland is important b/c of :

- Proximity to Kenya (maritime dispute area entirely lies here)

- Resources

- Security wise - the only region in #Somalia where a complete province is under the full grip of AS.

- Cosmopolitan nature - rich in diversity
Jubaland constitutes 3 administrative regions / provinces:

1. Gedo; HQ- Garbaharey
2. Lower Jubba (Jubbada Hoose); HQ- Kismayo
3. Middle Jubba (Jubbada Dhexe); HQ - Bu'ale.

Other big towns are Bardere, Jilib, Afmadow & the commercial border towns of Beled Hawa and Dobley.
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JOIN THE MOVEMENT OF KINDNESS ONLY KINDNESS AND LOVE WILL TRANSFORM ETHIOPIA.

The response of the public to the humanitarian crisis in #Gedeo Zone, Southern #Ethiopia over the last 24 hours has exceeded what has been done since it all began last year, 2018.
If you look at it honestly, the crisis they face today is the result of the failure to see the humanity of each other and to not respond with love and kindness to this human tragedy. It has only deepened as it has been ignored.
In the last 24 hours, countless numbers of Ethiopians have proven that we are indeed capable of great kindness. We do not have to bring it from somewhere else, like foreign aid; instead, it is within us.
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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX has crashed m, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. #ET302
This is the second fatal crash involving a @Boeing 737MAX8 aircraft.
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On the eve of #IWD2019 it is a joy to digest the groundbreaking @GlobalHlth5050 #EqualityWorks Report findings, released in #AddisAbaba earlier today

See thread below ⬇️ for summary of key findings

#GH5050 #TimesUp #BalanceforBetter
1. Gender equality. Do the Right Thing

- #Genderequality = #humanright AND prerequisite for achieving universal, sustainable social, economic & environmental progress #UHC

- Gender equality benefits everyone: men, women and gender diverse people

#GH5050 #EqualityWorks #IWD2019
2. Organisational commitment to #genderequality on the rise

- 70% (143/198) #globalhealth orgs in review publicly state commitment to gender equality in mission
- This represents improvement from 2018
- Orgs also ⬆️recognition that gender equality benefits everyone (men, trans+)
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#Ethiopia: As per @fanatelevision, Takele Uma, Mayor of #AddisAbaba city, "today visited condo dwellers at #KoyeFeche site", in the southern outskirt of Addis, off #Addis-#Adama expressway. "The residents have complained about lack of infrastructure, such as water & electricity."
#ContextMatters: As early as 2012, AS asked if condominiums in #AddisAbeba were becoming "Slums in the making" addisstandard.com/condominiums-i… "existing problem of infrastructure in some sites such as Jemo, the biggest condominium site hosting 10, 000 houses, is not an end in itself"
"So far, the issue of lack, or in some cases absence, of a functioning infrastructure has been widely discussed as a national agenda. In the past the gov has admitted, more than once,that a few essential things have gone terribly wrong while planning for the massive construction"
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#Ethiopia:#AddisAbaba City Council to hold extraordinary session tomrw to approve city's cabinet.The current cabinet has finished its mandate in April, but elections were postponed. An extraordinary meeting by the council picked Takele Uma (pic) as new Mayor with a rank of deputy
Background News: #AddisAbeba city council appoints a new mayor - addisstandard.com/news-addis-abe… Takele will have the official title of a deputy mayor because he is not a member of the city’s council. However he will have the full responsibilities of a mayor.
Update: The ongoing extraordinary meeting of #AddisAbeba city council approved 18 new cabinet members forwarded by the current deputy mayor Takele Uma. It also sworn in Abebech Negash (*pic), a new speaker for the city council. She previously worked at the city's education bureau
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