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On 14th March, in #Kigali, #Rwanda, @MosengoOmba, the General Secretary of @CAF_Online, called me a “mercenaire” (mercenary) because of my journalism, which criticises, FACTUALLY, what is going wrong in CAF. I am going to ask him who the real mercenary in African football is.
For the first time in the history of @CAF_Online, we have a General Secretary that is NOT the LEGAL national of any African country. Yes, he is of #DRC descent. But he has no legal citizenship of any country in #Africa. I will explain…
Under the laws of the Democratic Republic of Congo, dual nationality is strictly forbidden by law. Once you take up the nationality of another country, you CANNOT be a national of DRC. @MosengoOmba is a citizen of #Switzerland, and lost his DRC nationality, as a result.
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Jeffrey Woodke, an American aid worker held hostage in #Africa for six years, has been freed.
Meanwhile, it is also reported that a French journalist, Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped by armed groups in the Sahel nearly two years ago, has been released.
“We are grateful for the extraordinary cooperation of the Government of Niger, as well as the sustained efforts of countless organizations and individuals worldwide that resulted in Mr. Woodke’s release,” says Secretary of State Blinken in a statement.
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African women were never seen as sex objects until foreigners influences.
In pre-colonial worldview, women were never seen as sex objects. That's why many traditional photographs show women posing half-naked with less care in the world as such has been their life. #Africa
Being ashamed of one's body began with the teachings of Christianity and the colonial school system, life styles, introduction of sex through media, Hollywood and such.
It was ok for women to walk around the village half-naked without arousing men because men's conscience on sexuality was not yet corrupted. There was no shame in publicly viewing body parts. This can also be seen in ancient Kemet where Isis, Akhenaten can be seen half-naked.
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-Prof. John Henrik Clark

'Never make a stranger suffer and whatever else you may do to a stranger, do not kill him... For he knows not the laws by which you live' -Oba Ewuare of the Benin Empire, 1470 CE.
There was always the error among Africans that other peoples around the world share the same values with them. According to Historian, Prof. John Henrik Clark, "the African would feed a stranger before he thinks of the children's meal..." It was cultural.
"For if you are humane and another human being comes into your house, you invite him to dinner..." You offer him a meal and rest. This was the cultural predisposition that the Portuguese met in African when they arrived in 1485.
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US, Europe pressure African states to stop cooperation with Russia, says Ozerov
Delegations from the #US, #Canada and the #EU, in anticipation of the upcoming second #Russia-#Africa summit, are demanding that #African leaders in fact stop cooperation with #Moscow, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“There are many examples of this kind. First of all, delegations that come almost daily from Washington & from other Anglo-Saxon countries: from Canada, Great Britain, as well as from the EU, literally besiege African leaders & African power bodies, parliaments,”
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The #US hegemony has been challenged: The world will no longer be the same after February 2022. It was #Washington's biggest mistake to challenge #Russia and believe, with its western allies, is in an optimal position to defeat the Kremlin and change the ruling system.
Russia has humiliated the pride of US drones. Also,
More than 70% of the world is grabbing the opportunity to disregard #US dictate, thanks to #Russia. #China is following & #Africa is rising. It won't be long before Latin American countries follow suit.
#US and #EU sanctions have become a mockery. Countries like #Russia, #China, #Iran, #Cuba, #Venezuela and others have found a way to bypass the sanctions, with the help of those considered one day "US allies" who were afraid of the US bullying.
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The #Italian edition of #Il_Foglio, citing an intelligence report, reports that former #Russian President #Dmitry_Medvedev ordered the #Wagner #PMC to assassinate #Italian Defense Minister #Guido_Crosetto for $15 million.

On March 13, #Guido_Crosetto accused the #Wagner_PMC of
transporting migrants from #Africa, especially from #Libya, in retaliation for supporting #Ukraine #Crosetto called it a "hybrid war" waged by #Russian mercenaries and accused #Russia of wanting to harm some countries, especially #Italy, and of trying to influence
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This was the history they never taught under AFRICAN HISTORY on MUAMMAR GADDAFI .

Below are 16 things Col. MUAMMAR GADDAFI did under his rule.

1. There was no electricity bill in Libya, electricity was free for all its citizens during Gaddafi's reign. #Africa
2. There was no interest on loans, banks in Libya were state-owned and loans were given to all its citizens at 0% interest by law.

3. Gaddafi vowed that his parents would not get a house until everyone in Libya had a home. Gaddafi and his family lived in a tent during his reign.
4. All newlyweds in Libya received $60,000 Dinar (US$ 50,000) by the government to buy their first apartment so to help start up the family

5. Education and medical treatments was free in Libya. Before Gaddafi only 25% of Libyans are literate. During his reign the figure was 83%
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#RobertKennedyJr dice a Jimmy Dore che #BillGates finanzia l'OMS e sostiene il #GlobalViromeProject, che raccoglie e trasforma virus pericolosi in 150 laboratori biologici in tutto il mondo, e #JoeBiden sta concedendo all'OMS controllata da Gates
il potere illimitato di dichiarare #pandemie:
"Adesso hanno tutti questi #laboratoribiologici e Gates e altri sono coinvolti in questo progetto chiamato #GlobalViromeProject, in cui stanno cercando di raccogliere campioni di tutti i #virus del mondo
che possono essere usati come armi #PeterDaszak
e #USAID erano parte di esso...E poi stanno tutti lavorando in 150 #laboratoribiologici in tutto il mondo, quaranta in #Ucraina, in #Cina, in #Africa, stanno lavorando su Marburg, Ebola, Zika, Monkey Pox, Polio,
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Earth Castles, Togo 🇹🇬
The Batammariba people, whose name means "those who model the earth", live in north-eastern Togo and are known for making remarkable mud tower-houses (Takienta) which have come to be seen as a symbol of Togo. #Africa
Many of the buildings are two storeys high and those with granaries feature an almost spherical form above a cylindrical base. Some of the buildings have flat roofs, others have conical thatched roofs.
They are grouped in villages, which also include ceremonial spaces, springs, rocks and sites reserved for initiation ceremonies.
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Hoy tenemos hilo de #VayaGeología 🥳🎉🪅🍾🎉🥳🍾🪅

Conoceremos un curioso modelado de origen eólico. Viajamos a escenarios desérticos y con bastante viento: los YARDANGS 🏜️🏜️ #geología

¿Te apetece acompañarme? Pues puente gafas para que no se te meta la arena en los ojos ⤵️⤵️
Cuando la partículas se levantan de la superficie por la acción del viento e impactan en las rocas a velocidades importantes se produce un modelado
por erosión eólica. Es común en zonas áridas y con poca vegetación ⤵️
El viento erosiona por deflación: movilización y transporte de material suelto superficial. La abrasión es el desgaste mecánico, el impacto de los granos que produce fracturación en la roca ⤵️
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Somalis are appalled @ATMIS_Somalia allowed #Ethiopian army in #Baidoa to abuse the proud military #history of our @SNAForce by adoring and glorifying #SovietUnion alliance’s acts of aggression against #Somalia in #Karamardha as part of 1977-78 #WesternSomalia #Liberation War-1/4
These abhorrent antics are not only an affront to Somalia’s sovereignty, dignity and sensibility but are also against the Status of Mission Agreement #SOMA signed by @amisomsomalia. Article VI addresses conduct of #AMISOM and #ATMIS personnel who are required to always adhere to……
#Somalia must demand answers from @ATMIS_Somalia and @_AfricanUnion for #Ethiopia’s appalling violations of #SOMA. @MOFASomalia must also summon Ethiopia’s Ambassador and demand an apology from @mfaethiopia for the abuse of Somalia’s military #history and national sensibility-3/4
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Nowadays, we know what the African continent represents, but do we really know what the origin of this term ‘Africa’ & why this continent is called Africa?
The first use of the term Africa is dated from the Roman Empire with Roman Africa (Africa Romana) and designated the north of the continent, but where does this word "Africa" ​​come from etymologically?
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In the second half of the 19th century, England, France and Italy were more of a threat to Ethiopia than were Egypt and Ottomans. This was because an Italian company had bought part of Asseb and France was intent on connecting Fashoda in Khartoum to Djibouti.
During this time, England, France and Italy began to use the term '#Abyssinia' as a means to divide northern Ethiopia from the rest of the country. This name was never used by the people or rulers of Ethiopia, even if they were ever mistakenly referred to as such.
Emperor #Yohannes' conquest of Dogali, with Alula, first drove away the Italians, however he soon passed away in Metema. Succeeding him was #Menelik and this European intervention aggravated domestic issues.
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"For the 6.3 billion people who live outside of #TheWest, 66 percent feel positively towards #Russia and 70 percent feel positively towards #China, and, among the 66 percent who feel positively about Russia the breakdown is 75 percent in #SouthAsia, ...…
... 68 percent in Francophone #Africa, and 62 percent in Southeast #Asia. Public opinion of #Russia remains positive in #SaudiArabia, #Malaysia, #India, #Pakistan, and #Vietnam. ...
... Sentiments of this nature have caused some ire, surprise, and even anger in the West. It is difficult for them to believe that two-thirds of the world’s population is not siding with the West. What are some of the reasons or causes for this?
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#Ethiopia #Adwa 💚💛❤ ✌️

"Most nations have independence day. Ethiopians have victory day and It is... Adwa"

[THREAD🧵] attributed to Adwa.

The african victory in the age of empire. One of the proudest moments in african history & an ever-smarting wound of imperialists. 1/14
1. Cause of The Battle of Adwa

It was the result of Italian encroachments south of their colony of Eritrea on the Red Sea. Though bound by the Treaty of Wichale (1889) to friendship, the Italians and Ethiopians had different opinions about the nature of that friendship. 2/14
2. Treaty of Wichale

There was a mistranslation on Article 17 of z treaty, where z Italian version stated that Ethiopia as a protectorate of Italy, while in Amharic it stated Ethiopia's independence. Italy tried to get menelik to accept their interpretation but he refused. 3/14
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1/14 70th anniversary of #Germany's #DebtCancellation after #WWII! This laid the foundation for 🇩🇪’s economic "miracle". Here’s why a debt cancellation for the Global South is a necessary precondition to enable a #JustTransition & #ClimateJustice!
🧵👇 Projection by Koala Kollektiv
2/14 History taught us how intelligent debt policy works. February 27, 2023, marks the 70th anniversary of the cancellation of 🇩🇪’s debt. This contributed decisively to the reconstruction of a heavily war-torn country.… #DebtForClimate #LondonAgreement1953
3/14 Through the #LondonAgreement1953, signed on February 27, 1953, during the the age of bloc confrontation, the young 🇩🇪 nation was closely tied to the Western defense alliance. #DebtForClimate #CancelTheDebt
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Only 19% Of Americans Have Confidence In #Biden’s Handling Of #Ukraine Conflict | Feb 24
- Video: #Trump Vows To Oust “Demented #Warmongers And #Globalists…
#Biden ready to run for a second term, US first lady says | 1 hr ago
- Joe would be 86 at the end of a second term.
- “How many times does he have to say it for you to believe it?” the first lady said in Nairobi - her five-day trip to #Africa.…
Joe #Biden -'we have the biggest #voting #fraud #organization in the history
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0/ Interesting times ahead for @WadzPay. These points have been extracted from the latest AMA with @Anish_tweeets today.


1/ I will only cover points from the AMA that interest me:
- WadzPay 2.0
- USDC Algorand
- WadzPayChain (WPC)
- Geographical Markets
- WadzPay Offices
2/ WadzPay 2.0
It is technology enhancements that allows better settlement, consumer experience, seamless flow of funds, tokenisation etc.
It is a combination of different layers which is WadzPay and their strategic partners such as Algorand, USDC and others. ( $XDC is a partner)
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La #Cina è pronta a lavorare con i leader dei paesi africani per costruire una comunità Cina-#Africa di alto livello con un futuro condiviso, ha dichiarato il Presidente cinese #XiJinping.
Nel suo messaggio al 36° vertice dell'Unione africana (UA), il Presidente #Xi ha esteso le congratulazioni ai paesi africani e al popolo africano per l'apertura del vertice.
L’UA ha portato i paesi africani a far fronte alle sfide globali, ad accelerare lo sviluppo dell'area di libero scambio continentale africana e a svolgere un ruolo importante in mediazione delle questioni in #Africa,il che ha rafforzato l'Africa status e influenza internazionale.
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Last yr #UkraineWar became the organizing principle of Russian foreign policy

➡️7 trends
1 Full turn to non-West
2 China’s junior partner
3 Less leverage vis middle powers
4 Struggle in the neighbourhood
5 Russia MFA sidelined
6 Wagner normalized
7 End of compartmentalization
1. Full turn to the non-West:
Judging its break with the West to be total & irreversible, Russia's leadership has intensified its (pre-existing) turn to #MENA, #Africa, #LATAM, #Asia-Pacific.

Shunned & sanctioned, Russia needs to make up for losses wherever it can... (2/22)
This year, Lavrov already visited 8 African states, Iraq, & hosted Pakistani & Egyptian FMs.

Russia's push to expand engagement does resonate.
Last spring, #MENA states for instance refused to take the West’s side vs Russia - for complex reasons:… (3/22)
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#China released the Global Security Initiative Concept Paper. Main takeaways:
▪️#GSI strikes a delicate balance btwn upholding existing frameworks/institutions of the liberal international order while promoting China-driven platforms
▪️Not mentioned is the #BRI ; #IndoPacific 1/
▪️Harmonization (discursive at least) btwn #GSI priorities and UN initiatives/platforms
▪️Capacity building programs and trainings are present throughout the concept paper
▪️#Africa is mentioned 14 times, the USA 0
▪️A mix of traditional and non-traditional security issues 2/
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Israeli delegation expelled from AU summit

Although the #AfricanUnion Commission revoked an invitation it had previously sent to the #Israeli delegation to attend the #AfricanUnion summit's opening, they still attended, resulting in their expulsion.
An Israeli delegation that sneaked into the African Union summit on Saturday in Addis Ababa was expelled
According to Israeli media, the Deputy Director for #Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sharon Bar-Lee, was expelled from the #African Union summit in Addis Ababa.
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Today during the new phase of #UkraineRussiaWar, I'll talk about why Nordic, Eastern Europeans and Central Asians want #Russia to be disintegrated, and how pro-Russian supporters seek to undermine these narratives. Thread. 🧵 Image
The map of Russia is very big. Including the Kaliningrad exclave, Russia borders 13 countries on land and one country at the sea. However, Tsarist and Soviet conquests also led to Russia having some sort of influence beyond the border. Image
Being an inland empire, Russia expanded via land, a different compared to typical Western maritime empires. And Russia has, for a long time, treated its colonies in a brutal, repressive manner. ImageImageImageImage
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