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Opposite responses from Paris and Beijing to last week's #malicoup

underscore the risks #China accepted in the last decade

to supplant France as "most-favored" superpower in West Africa

and gain access to minerals, chemicals and metals that drive econ and military

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With the exception of Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Nigeria,

France has been part of the West African community for >100yrs

spreading lingua franca from Dakar to N'Djamena

and creating economies supported by the #French Franc which has proven valuable in post-colonial AF

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#Beijing undervalued the bonds that had developed between Paris and many West African countries following the end of colonialism

which included programs to assist members of former French colonies to apply for French citizenship.

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Reports of the situation in #Mali further deteriorating.
The situation in #Mali fast developing, ECOSAS expressing concern and urging soldiers to return to their barracks
Reports coming out of Bamako, #Mali indicate that the mutiny seems to be evolving into a coup. Latest news is President Kieta has been arrested. This is sure to trigger the @_AfricanUnion #PSC AU_PSD to consider action under Art 7(1)(G) of the PSC Protocol.
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#Thread |đź“ş @ShireenMazari1: #Pakistan's policy bureaucracy and slow diplomacy failed Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI's robust #Kashmir lobbying after 5 Aug. 2019.

I was honored to host her on Sat at @KashmirLobby event. I will show some clips here, then add my analysis
đź“ş@ShireenMazari1: Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI singlehandedly changed #Pakistan's narrative on #Kashmir following India's 5 Aug 2019 actions (when he compared Kashmiri situation to the #Holocaust). But @ForeignOfficePk failed to pick up on that.

@KashmirLobby
đź“ş@ShireenMazari1: Our diplomacy on #Kashmir does not go beyond statements of moral, political & diplomatic support. No work on promoting Kashmiri culture of resistance which is an important part of all resistance movements.

@KashmirLobby @mohrpakistan
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#AQMI #AlQaeda confirme officiellement, par la voix d’Abou Abdallah Ahmed responsable des médias, la mort d’Abou Moussaab Abdel Wadoud #Droukdel « au nord #Mali suite à une frappe de la #France » // #AQIM confirms officially the death of it’s emir due to a French strike in Mali
Dans une compil +11 le resp. media:
1. À la #France la guerre n’est qu’à ses débuts et elle ne fléchira pas avant le retrait du dernier soldat français d’Afrique alors que vous voyez de vos propres yeux comment les peuples de la région se rallient à nos demandes de vous chasser
2. Aux gouverneurs apostats [...] vous constatez l’impuissance de la #France & de l’#ONU de prémunir contre les frappes des moujahudin malgré l’équipements [...]revenez à votre raison avant qu’il ne soit trop tard [...] et de subir le sort de Kadhafi, BenAli, Bouteflika ou Haftar
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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#BurkinaFaso: A thread on military operations and the militant groups straddling the borders of several West African coastal states
#BurkinaFaso: To begin with several of these countries are on the alert, fearing spillover [or maybe even expansion] of violent militant activities into their countries, debatable if that will happen,..
#BurkinaFaso: ..non-violent activities is a reality though, movements, recruitment, logistic transfers. #Benin experienced what so far is a one-off incident with the killing of a Beninese tour guide and the abduction of a French couple
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Civilians in the #Sahel are increasingly threatened not only by radical armed actors and ethnic self-defence groups but similarly by national armed forces in the name of #counterterrorism. Thread on a few recent publications on #Mali #Niger #Burkina:
1/ This piece underlines recent summary executions and enforced disappearances by Sahelian National security forces in the name of counterterrorism. liberation.fr/planete/2020/0…
2/ As allies of #Barkhane – and trained by #EUTM #EUCAP, Sahelian national security forces thereby contribute to a dynamic that fuels recruitment of radical actors.
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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1) @realDonaldTrump, evidently misinformed, stated in his last speech that #ISIS is “100 percent” defeated. The following thread will give ongoing examples of why that’s completely wrong so that any potential readers with access to the President’s ear can better inform him.
2) Today, #ISIS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in #Quetta #Pakistan, in which 15 were killed and 19 injured. ent.siteintelgroup.com/Statements/is-…
3) The latest issue of #ISIS' Naba newsletter details “156 Disbelievers and Apostates” killed in #BurkinaFaso in recent months. Also brags of killing Christians while “taking others prisoner” and “burning their churches.” ent.siteintelgroup.com/Statements/is-…
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Truth be told, we have beautiful fabrics in #Africa.

Bògòlanfini or bogolan is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture & has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity.
The Ndop, or dze ndouop or nji Ndop cloth is a resist stitched, indido- dyed cloth of Bamileke origin in the Western region of #Cameroon. It is used ceremonies.

đź“·: @moityuwaifo and son.
Atoghu also known as Toghu is a distinct fabric from the North West region of #Cameroon. Originally worn by royalty & dignitaries. 

Designs representing culture & history are stitched in patterns on velvet fabric (originally). Today, it's evolved to satin & cotton fabrics.
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In UN press briefing room today at noon: no journalists at all, just students. Learning how an international organization can be killed by a corrupt and secretive figurehead like @AntonioGuterres? Banned Inner City Press submitted written Qs, no answers - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked On #Cameroon, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on this testimony bbc.com/news/world/afr…
[Oh and to cross-over readers, here's BBC on OneCoin, crediting Inner City Press: bbc.com/news/technolog…
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked, On freedom of association, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that the activities of #BurkinaFaso's opposition FPR, have been suspended for three months after it demanded the resignation of President Kaboré?
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@almostjingo Anything for you Rosie!
@almostjingo GEEZUS have I fallen into a rabbit hole in an attempt to answer this question @BenKTallmadge @CarrollQuigley1 @We_Have_Risen @2xwide_dreaming @BabeReflex_8 @MadAddictSport

Part 1. No Gift Travel for Burkina Faso for the House
1 trip to Burkina Faso here:
clerk.house.gov/foreign/report…
@almostjingo @BenKTallmadge @CarrollQuigley1 @We_Have_Risen @2xwide_dreaming @BabeReflex_8 @MadAddictSport Part 2. Sen. Coons leads bipartisan Senate delegation to Niger, South Africa, Zimbabwe, #BurkinaFaso
APRIL 10, 2018
coons.senate.gov/news/press-rel…
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Je suis arrivé à New-York ce dimanche matin pour prendre part à la 74ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies.
Je remercie mes compatriotes de la diaspora pour l'accueil chaleureux qui m'a été reservé.
#BurkinaFaso #UNGA74
En prélude au sommet sur le climat prévu demain, j'ai co-présidé ce dimanche après-midi avec @IssoufouMhm , la réunion consultative des chefs d'Etat des pays membres de la commission climat pour la région du Sahel.
#UNGA74 #BurkinaFaso #Niger
La gestion durable des terres est un enjeu fondamental pour la paix et la sécurité de nos Etats.
Nous devons y accorder la plus grande importance pour anticiper et mieux gérer les conflits latents entre éleveurs et agriculteurs dans le Sahel.
#UNGA74 #BurkinaFaso #Niger #G5Sahel
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Attack leaving at least 6 dead in a Protestant church in northern Burkina Faso is latest in rise of violence rippling through Sahel. Read @pkleinfeld from the front line of this spreading conflict, speaking to civilians, aid workers, and militia leaders:
thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/04/1…
While insecurity has since spread – with militants tapping into local grievances in the east and southwest – the epicentre of violence remains in Soum and areas in the north of #burkinafaso. Read @pkleinfeld on the spreading violence and displacement: thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report…
Attacks by Islamist groups rise dramatically in the past few months, triggering widespread reprisals against marginalised Fulani communities
thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report…
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1) BREAKING: #ISIS’ Furqan issues new video showing leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, marking the first time he is shown in a video since his July 2014 sermon at the Great Mosque in #Mosul
2) The video shows Baghdadi in a casual conversational setting with others (their faces blurred). He talks about war against "Crusaders" and about battles in #Baghouz #Syria being over, indicating that this interview was filmed somewhat recently.
3) In the vid, titled “In the Hospitality of the Emir of the Believers,” Baghdadi praises #SriLanka attackers over images of the attackers/attack (though not in the visual interview section; the audio may have thus been added via a later recording)--calling it revenge for Baghouz
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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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Morning. We’re monitoring an attack currently underway on France’s Embassy and other locations in #Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
According to Burkina Faso’s National Police's Facebook, an “armed attack” is currently happening in the country’s capital against the France Embassy and the General Command of the country’s Army.
The Embassy confirmed it through its Facebook account.
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