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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
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Thread: Amazing resource for tracking corporate #taxhaven strategies&costs. What stands out: absence of data for Africa, ME, etc. We have to talk more abt costs of #taxavoidance for low-income countries, beginning w history of shifting profits from the late colonial world 1/n
The overall amount of profits shifted/cost incurred will be bigger for countries such as US and Europe. But the recent #mauritiusleaks showed that #African countries are hurt by multinational strategies of using tax havens to route investments and book profits 2/n
In a forthcoming article in Past and Present, I show how white European settlers, businessmen, officials etc liquidated their assets during decolonization, fearful of newly independent governments and their attitude towards foreigners and their money. The choice was often 3/n
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
American mercenaries – the corruption of America’s military
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🗣️‼️ATTENTION all countries of the🌍‼️
These mens are mercenaries, they don’t fight to defend people & homeland
they KILL & DESTROY to make💰
🗣️‼️KILL THEM ALL‼️
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Our #African rulers don't just want unseemly opulence on earth while in power; many of them also apparently enjoy marbled sepulchres for their abode in the hereafter. Mobutu Sense Seko, who's buried in far-away Morocco resides in one. He's in good company though...
Two pioneers of the Independence struggle, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah in Accra & Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in Nairobi, rest in pretty "befitting" surroundings. But, you may say their mausoleums are also fitting national monuments for founders of their respective countries.
Like Nkrumah & Jomo Kenyatta, Mgwazi, Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda led his country, Malawi, to Independence & died outside his country in Johannesburg, South Africa. This necro-palace is his most lasting legacy it seems.
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12. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya

#Libya #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #terrorism #NATOCRIMES #WorldHypocrisy #Imperialism
1. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
2. The Legacy of US, UK, France, NATO, Jordan, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain,Turkey in Libya🤨👇🏼
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For #IAmTheSudanRevolution #TweetChat today, some background:
Population: 41,592million
Land-mass: 1,886m km² (2ice size of #Nigeria, 3rd largest in #Africa)
Legal Situation: Emergency rule under military Junta (TMC)
Neighbours: CAR, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea; Ethiopia; Libya; Red-Sea
There are many on-going & active conflicts in Sudan. Three are notable in Blue Nile to the South East; Darfur to the West, & Kordofan in the South. The Status of the resource-rich border settlement of Abyei remains unresolved.
#IAmTheSudanRevolution
In 2011, South Sudan became an independent country, separating from Sudan under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). The crisis in the South escalated with the adoption of Sharia by the military regime of Gen. Gaafar El-Nimieri in 1984
#IAmTheSudanRevolution
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@o_enzocrypto Great question Oenzo. I guess it's about time I laid out my overall #uranium #investment strategy. This thread will walk you thru my own personal strategy based on my own higher risk tolerance/experience. Note that I trade almost exclusively on Canada's TSX/TSX-V. Here goes...
@o_enzocrypto 1/ Always build a portfolio with core positions of strength. For me that's highest grade, highest quality undeveloped #U3O8 deposits in #Canada's #AthabascaBasin. Fission #Uranium $FCU, Denison Mines $DML, NexGen $NXE are top pick deposits with highest takeout potential.💰🛒
@o_enzocrypto 2/ For Top Pick US Exposure to any #Section232 #Uranium trade action I own Energy Fuels $EFR and UR-Energy $URE as my largest US holdings. For additional leverage to US #Section232 I own near-term developers Anfield $AEC, Azarga $AZZ and Western $WUC with huge upside potential.
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Attacks on civil, political & associational rights are now de rigeur for populist authoritarianism. These attacks take the form of systematic constraints on #CivicSpace. @godfreymusila's new rpt for @freedomhouse tracks how these attacks spread in #Africa
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Since 2004 in #Africa, according to the rpt by @freedomhouse, many #African countries have attempted, adopted or are in the process of adopting laws or policies improperly constraining the #CivicSpace & political rights
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To begin with, at least 12 #African countries, including: Algeria, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, & Zambia, have adopted laws adversely constraining NGOs & the #CivicSpace since 2004
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Interesting things are happening in democratic participation & leadership replacement in #Africa. The trends are important. In two years, some of the most authoritarian & longest serving African leaders have gone in circumstances that the "experts" cldn't predict...
In Algeria, President Bouteflika has bn in power for 20 yrs
In Sudan, Bashir did 30
In Angola, Dos Santos did 35
In Zimbabwe, Mugabe was in power for 37yrs
Between them they were in power for a total of 122 yrs or an average of 30.5 yrs each.
None of these men lost an election yet all of them are now out, kicked out by the system & ppl that they ruled with an iron fist. They were not the only ones. In Ethiopia, the democratic centralism of the ruling EPRDF coalition also chewed & spat out former PM, Desalegn
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In 2015, communities of Hippo Pool, Kakosa, Shimulala & Hellen in Zambia's #CopperBelt, accused Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a subsidiary of UK multi-national, Vedanta, of poisoning their water sources, saying their rivers had become "rivers of acid"
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According to the communities, KCM had been spilling Sulphuric acid other toxic chemicals into the water sources. In May 2018, police in Tamil Nadu, India, killed 13 ppl who were protesting similar environmental abuse by a Vedanta-owned smelting plant
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So, in Zambia, the community elected to sue, not before Zambian courts but in London, where Vedanta has its HQ. The company cynically argued the case shd be heard in Zambia (where it can manipulate the courts). The villagers didn't trust their own courts
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Tomorrow, in Addis-Ababa, the Peace & Security Council (PSC) of @_AfricanUnion meets in emergency on the situation in Sudan under. Nigeria will chair it. It's the 1st meeting of any policy organ of the #AU on the epochal situation unfolding in Khartoum
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Sudan matters to the stability of Africa in a way that arguably no other country does. It is a complex, big, fragile country with borders to the most complex & fragile regions of the continent. The potential for regional stability contagion are huge if Sudan is distressed
Sudan is critical to stability in the #Sahel, North Africa, the #GulfOfAden, the #NileBasin, the #GreatLakes, East Africa; the Horn of Africa, Central Africa & #WestAfrica. There's no other #African country whose wellbeing can so ripple through the continent like Sudan.
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Today is #WorldKidneyDay, so here is a thread about living on #dialysis & #OrganDonation. My name is Belinda Otas. I’m #African. I’m #Nigerian. I'm #Benin. I’m #British & I’m #Black. Beyond the nationalities or passports with my name, I also believe in our shared humanity.
I was 16, when I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure (ESRF.) I had no idea what was happening to me because at the time, it made no sense. However, I remember the pain of that period like noonday. I lived on dialysis until i was 22. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
It took over my teenage years. I don’t remember having much of a life as a teenager because dialysis was 3x a week & every session was 4hrs. Add the time it takes to recover from being exhausted by the process, my day was pretty much over. #dialysis #OrganDonation #renalhealth
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#SundayThoughts today’s sermon at #StAndrews #Guluddene - my village church, with 1 service at 10am to 12noon, non-resident pastor (we are working on building a residence in 2019)

#Okuwagala - loosely translated to #Love in English but that is just a small aspect & perspective
#okwagala is seeing the positive and the best in people and circumstances …

The story used is of #Joseph son of #Jacob. His father loved him so much more than his brothers, leading to “natural” ill feelings towards him
Lesson 1: Show love to your children equally and try not to show favoritism

His brothers wanted to kill him, but Reuben (in a moment of love) asked then to just put him in a hole, with plans to taking him back home later but did not follow up so he was sold into slavery
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#AmfestExpoLagos2018 - The report - Day 6:

#musicAMFEST 6th July 2018

 Topic for #musicAMFEST was
‘International Successes so far, What next? (Keynote)
#Culture Assets and Value Exchanges with Bigger Markets’(Panel Discussion)
 Mr Yemi Isaac Falusi of Goldrock Inc, #USA took the keynote speech, touched on the what it means to
really be INTERNATIONAL and the need for #Nigerians and #African professionals not to consider only
breaking into the USA as international,
but being able to break into new frontiers, away from familiar
geographical terrain. The need for African content in various continents was discussed, and even
how African sounds are nearer in style to South American and even #Asian that most people think.
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So, that long-promised lowdown on rice and slavery. There's a couple of things to understand from the off: "jollof wars" might be playful but they indicate a long West African history with rice.
That history also means that industrial head hunting actually began during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Rice has been cultivated in West Africa for centuries although the variety native to the region was not considered to have high yields.
Soon, the WA strains were largely replaced with Asian oryza sativa strains and is now mainly cultivated in Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone and along the Ghana-Togo border. Locals continue to cultivate it because they consider the native rice more filling and sweeter... (call break..)
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We are so excited to a present this... A thread of businesses run by women and non-binary people of colour and other under-represented groups that you can support this festive season, by buying their products as gifts! 🎄✨ #TOBgifts
For #African inspired Christmas gifts and stationery, shop Bonita Ivie Prints at bonitaivieprints.etsy.com and follow on Instagram @ bonitaivieprints #MySweetPlantain
Shop @ayokadeco for art Prints and Phone Cases inspired by African & Black culture, designed by emerging Black Artists. Each sale supports an artist! ayokadeco.com
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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SHORT THREAD:

So I just got out of the French embassy in Yaoundé where I went to submit a short-stay visa application. I have been left speechless by the officer at counter 1. @FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
I got there & greeted a cheerful: "hello, good morning". I noticed she did not respond. But that's never an issue.

She took my documents & proceeded to take the ones she didn't need & silently "throw" them back at me.

Still not a problem. You must bear with them. 😀
Then she asked:

"ou es votre domicile?" While looking at my files.

I responded: "I live in Yaoundé."

She shot back: "parlez en français, vous êtes a l'ambassade de France"

Floored.😱

As in, I was being barred from speaking a national language.

@FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
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.@ATAFtax launches 2018 African Tax Outlook. #ATAFNexus2018
Average #tax to GDP ratio for #Africa was 16.2% in 2016 compared to the 34.3% @OECD average and 22.8% in Latin America.
#VAT was the highest contributor to #tax revenue in all countries. Personal income tax came second (lower in ECOWAS at 13% compared to 23% in SADC and EAC).
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"Can #African clinics help decode #schizophrenia and #bipolar disorder by collecting #DNA from thousands of patients?"

Sounds like a job for Wojcicki sister #3, Janet, #Fulbright scholar. They were looking for ways to ~diversify~ their biobank! 🙄

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How Anne and Susan Wojcicki's parents raised the founder of 23andMe and the CEO of YouTube cnbc.com/2018/06/18/how…
Janet Wojcicki, Fulbright
Host Institution
University of Swaziland
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#Russia-n mercenaries are now showing up everywhere in #Africa: one country in particular is the #CAR where Russians are also providing weapons. Also present in the #Niger Delta of #Nigeria actually helping the rebels that target the western oil companies. bit.ly/2KkU0OD
Fascinating story on how #Russia entered the #CAR. It was blocking a delivery of weapons from #France to #Bangui so #Macron told CAR President to go and convince Russia to unblock the sale. Instead Russia saw an opportunity to sell its own weapons to CAR. bit.ly/2rj8kyH
3 #Russian journalists killed in #CAR while filming #Wagner, the private military firm run by Evgeny #Prigozhin used especially in #Syria, part of #Putin's inner circle. Documentary was part of @tzurrealism, supported by Mikhail #Khodorkovsky.
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