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A Surprising Thread of Tweets: To discover who are the attendees of the #US Embassy celebration in #Jerusalem

#US Embassy celebrations: A who's who of the Israeli arms trade

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Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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Why is the insurgency in Southern Cameroons not dying out after arrest of leaders of Ambazonia Interim Govt supposedly behind it all? Is there a single "secessionist" movement or are there different grps with their own ideologies/strategies? Who's who in Ambazonia in 25 tweets:
1.Republic of Ambazonia (RoA): Pioneer "restorationist" group led by Fon Gorgi Dinka who coined the term Ambazonia in 1984, its main advocacy tools are litigation (ex: Ambazonia Vs Cameroun, Bamenda 1992) & memoranda (Ex: New Social Order)
2.Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC): Created in 1995 from the embers of federalist All Anglophone Conference (AAC). Was main advocate of SC independence until 2016 when new Anglophone groups emerged. Its motto is “The force of argument, not the argument of force."
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🚸 (1) While the Congressional Black Caucus spends the day telling everyone @realDonaldTrump is a racist and that they’re boycotting the #SOTU a wildly unreported story comes to mind. His name was #ToussaintBirwe he was 6 years old when #SamanthaPowers motorcade killed him.
(2) In April, 2016 #SamanthaPower and her giant convoy sped down rual roads in #Cameroon with a helicopter overhead for really nothing more than a photo op to talk about how much she’d done to stop #BokoHaram #ToussaintBirwe #CR
(3) The small villages were excited to see the convoy and they lined the streets waving and little #ToussaintBirwe was struck by an SUV he flew in the air and landed on the ground with a crushed head, and THEY DID NOT STOP @OfficialCBC @RepWilson @RepMaxineWaters @RepRichmond
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1/ Politics and governance took centre stage this week, with the FG under fire for a slow response to floods in Benue,
2/ and Amnesty International serving a reminder, where none was needed, of the catastrophic human toll of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
3/ Finally on the reminder trail, Nigeria’s states have always had a thing for debt, and Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are Nigerian after all.
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