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PETROL PRICING: THE MYTH, THE PUBLIC PASSION & THE FACTS.

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#EnoughIsEnough #MrPresident #Buhari #Nigerians #IFB
Petroleum pricing is a sensitive issue in Nigeria because the various past governments got it all wrong abinitio, and this has been because of the wrongly perceived and sustained notion that 'we are a rich nation'.
In truth, no government has any business selling or retailing petrol, diesel and kerosene to its citizens.
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I hereby christen the furore over Multichoice​ and its prices increases in #Nigeria, "Sillynomics".

We are a very silly people. bit.ly/3hWtBaB

#COVID19 hit harder than Mike Tyson in his prime.
Everything from manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, hospitality, aviation, and construction got hit hard.

The economic shutdown brought about lower production, supply, and demand.
Supply chains were severely compromised. Reduced sales volumes forced a lot of companies into unprofitable territory that had them either sacking workers or closing shop or raising prices.

Prices have largely risen across the board.
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Pleased to announce new #beatNTDs paper published, covering our 2019 study on #scabies and skin infections in #Ghana.
Published in Transactions @RSTMH, with equity in authorship - academic.oup.com/trstmh/advance…

#globalhealth (/1)
We trained healthcare staff on recognising scabies & other skin infections. Over 6-month period, study clinics recorded and reviewed 385 cases of skin infections. There were 45 diagnosed scabies cases (3rd most common skin infection, behind bacterial #dermatitis and #tinea) (/2)
We also assessed how far the patient travelled from home to clinic. There was a lot of ‘bypassing’ (i.e. they did not attend their nearest health centre, they travelled further than in theory they needed to) (/3)
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... on fragmented African feminist movements and activisms [A thread]
The widespread violence against African domestic workers is not a new issue at all. However, we noticed that the protest against this inhumane and violent acts are happening in different corners, which is very understandable given the urgency of the matter. [1]
Yet this fragmented country-based movements might benefit from a united movement that allows for different African cases to become more visible. [2]
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Today is the day! I'm excited to kick-off #FlipTheScript campaign to celebrate African womxn for who they are, not what they're expected to be, ahead of #AfricanWomensDay. We're doing this Eyala-style, so one conversation at a time. For more: bit.ly/3hCwsET 👇🏿
On Tuesday 28/07 at 2pm GMT, join me on IG live (@EyalaBlog) for a chat with #Afrifem extraordinaire @rachaelmwiks, who works w/ women in informal settlements in #Kenya. Can’t wait to hear the lessons she’s learned from grassroots #feminist organizing. #FlipTheScript #SayEnough Image
On Wed 29/07, I'll speak w/ Francophone West African feminist powerhouses: #LBTQ rights advocate @Emmaonekekou, founder of LBTQ platform @Emmalinfos1 & @BintouMariamT who made waves w/ a satirical feminist campaign in March.Join Eyala's FB Live @ 2pm GMT #FlipTheScript #SayEnough ImageImage
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This is a story of how the US, UK, and Interpol gave #Ghana's security forces technology to break into locked phones, bypass encryption, and extract information.

Journalists worry these tools may be used against them—they have reason.

A THREAD: cpj.org/2020/07/us-uk-…
In May 2019, the US gifted Ghana technology made by the Israel-based Cellebrite corporation.

Cellebrite's website says their tools can "[b]reakthrough complicated locks and encryption barriers to extract deleted and unknown content." cpj.org/2020/07/us-uk-… Image
#Ghana also received Cellebrite tools from Interpol in 2017.

In 2016, Cellebrite signed an agreement to provide Interpol with “digital forensic equipment and training services over a three-year period”: interpol.int/en/News-and-Ev…
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Special Report
Exporting banned #chemicals is already illegal under #InternationalLaw. “Failing to address this longstanding #exploitation is #discrimination, pure and simple.”
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/exporting-toxi… #toxicwaste #toxic #Africa #Asia #LatinAmerica #law
10,000 workers shift through electronic waste that pollutes the air, land and water for miles around, burning plastics and melting metals, hoping to find small amounts of valuable minerals, reducing their own life expectancy
#Ghana #Africa #capitalism
"#Vietnam has suffered tremendous consequences from the #war, especially with regard to the lasting and devastating effects of toxic chemicals, including #AgentOrange."
mintpressnews.com/as-monsanto-fa… #Monsanto
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#BREAKING #BREAKINGNEWS
#1 Breakthrough CleanEnergy Tech #Startup issues the AOE Slave Purchase Challenge to the #BLM White Leftists who are funding & organizing it. BUY YOUR VERY FIRST BLACK SLAVE out of slavery & bring him to #America & we will match the cost, to #Charity.
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These TOTAL LYING FRAUDS 🤥 Have STOLEN over 50 MILLION DOLLARS, in a FINANCIAL CRIME BAIT AND SWITCH program, LYING to Black people, USING them, STEALING FROM THEM, they think they give to BLM but its just going to the Democrat Party WHITE Bigwigs out the back door.
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Fatima is a 32 year old woman who is divorced and waiting for the next man to come along. Her parents want her married to the first man who even looks her way.

The Thread
Fatima grabs her gym bag and makes a beeline for the front door, hoping if she passed by the kitchen quickly enough, her mother might not see her. She's almost made it to the door when she hears her mother's voice calling her name.
She halts, drops her gym bag, groans inwardly and replies irritably, "Coming mummy!"

"Where do you think you're going young lady? Have you forgotten about your chores? I need help making the Roti's for tonight's dinner.
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Had the pleasure of discussing with leading #tech activists on the use of #BigData in #elections in #Africa & the implications for #democracy. With elections in #Guinea #CôtedIvoire #Niger #Burkina #Ghana, the issue is high on the agenda! Thx @Info_Activism! Key resources below.
Think #BigData is not being harnessed for political influence in #WestAfrica? Read @simonallison's article on the use of data in the 2019 presidential #election in #Senegal and think again!
mg.co.za/article/2019-0…
For a deep (and chilling) dive into data-driven campaigning, what it means, how it works, the companies behind it and the services they offer (psychometric profiling, robotcalls, geotracking, etc.), read @Info_Activism's excellent report: tacticaltech.org/#/news/persona…
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This #SOASLangs week, we'll delve in our #African languages holdings @SOASLibrary and @SOAS_SpecColl, or rather just brush on their surface: with several 100s of languages and dialects represented, it is our most #multilingual collection!

#AfricanLanguages #Multilingualism ImageImageImage
Let's start with #Swahili also known as #Kiswahili.

This @SOAS "Language for Lockdown" video is a great introduction to the 1,200 years history of Swahili: .

#SOASLangs #SOASfromHome Image
@SOAS @CAS_SOAS @SOAS_SpecColl hold a great collection of Swahili manuscripts, see digital.soas.ac.uk/swahili.

Among them figure a few copies of al-Inkishafi "The Soul's Awakening", a 19th cent. poem by Sayyid Abdallah bin Ali bin Nassir.

#Swahili #SOASLangs #SOASfromHome #Inkishafi Image
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L’#EI évoque les combats avec #AlQaeda #AQIM #JNIM qualifiés d’apostat « les apostats d’#AQ sont venus en convois combattre dans le #Liptako, ils n’ont pas été ciblés [...] quel rapport avec les négos /certains de leurs commandants vivent à #Timiaouine & #Tinzouaten en #Algérie » Image
PT parmi les affrontements évoqués avec #AQ « un à la frontière entre le #BurkinaFaso et #Ghana »
Titre du long article du journal de l’#EI « #Liptako cimetière des croisés et des apostats / les soldats du califat combattent sur plusieurs fronts au #Sahel dont un est fasse à la milice d’#AlQaeda » Image
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Shout out all tweeter comedians centering @SenSchumer & @TeamPelosi instead of @CBC cause.....😂😂> FACTS. ImageImageImageImage
9/10/19 led by African drummers,@CBC , marched into Emancipation Hall to mark the 400th anniversary of the first Africans brought to the English colonies their white colleagues joined them in solidarity WAS YOU MAD? ImageImage
They said “send her back” but @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me ✊🏽-@IlhanMN in 2019 to commemorate The Year of Return!
#Doorofreturn #Ghana YOU DONT STUDY POLITICS YOU RIDE SOICAL MEDIA WAVES #MorningJoe ImageImageImageImage
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#AfricanNeuroscience [Thread]

Ever wondered what #Neuroscience research looks like in #Africa? For 3 years, we have been working on profiling the neuroscience research landscape in the continent’s 54 countries. Very excited to share our latest work: biorxiv.org/content/10.110…

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Why is this important?
#Africa has real potential in #Neuroscience, but needs help to rise from its current position! To do this, we need accurate data that reflects the heterogeneity of research across the continent's 54 countries.

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Such data is lacking, as previous estimates about research outputs from #Africa are mostly inaccurate, partly because it is difficult to tell whether the research was, in fact, conducted within Africa or outside the continent in collaboration with #Africanscientists

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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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🇶🇦El #coronavirus no detiene los preparativos para el Mundial #Qatar2022. Ayer el país asiático dio a conocer que 5 obreros contrajeron el #Covid_19. Pero, así y todo las obras no se detendrán.

Retrato de esclavitud del Siglo 21 y las miserias de los mercaderes del #futbol👇 ImageImage
El hecho trae la situación infrahumana y de esclavitud en la que trabajan los obreros. No hay libertad sindical, no hay salario mínimo y no hay ningún sistema de control para garantizar el cumplimiento de las normas laborales. Hay casos de torturas y abusos de todo tipo. ImageImageImageImage
Ademas los trabajadores migrantes en #Qatar están sometidos al sistema #kafala, una ley que concede todo el poder a los patrones, que no les permite cambiar de empleo o salir del país sin el permiso de ellos, quienes también retienen sus pasaportes. Image
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In the light of the new #coronavirus cases in #Osun, let's very briefly talk about #Nigeria's (or Africa's borders). It was sometime last year that I found that probably the 4th largest concentration of Ogbomoso indigenes after Ogbomoso itself, Ibadan and Kano, is in Abidjan.
Basically, this Nigerian community has links with that part of #IvoryCoast because of trade routes that predate the British and the French, and apparently, those trade routes are still in use, which is how people made it through #Nigeria's ostensibly closed borders.
Internet service provider went down, so the thread will continue shortly.

I've seen replies that saying Ogbomoso people are also strong in #Jos and #Ghana, but for the purposes of this, I'll stick with what Mr Akin Akinbola, a much older man from Ogbomoso, told me in Paris.
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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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#SCL #Ghana
So...SCL (same people who misused US/UK data, have worked in defense industry—#CAMBRIDGEANALYTICA’s parent co—got a contract in GHANA connected to the building of umm ...hospitals. #Hindsightis2020
Through “experiments”/surveys/focus groups, SCL built the biggest database in West Africa.

⚠️ SCL laced the surveys/q’s with HIDDEN POLITICAL questions.

📌Reminder this was about hospitals. So this wasn’t just consumer data. It was consumer HEALTHCARE DATA.
#Hindsightis2020
After the end of their contract with #SCL, the govt in Ghana took the database SCL compiled, went to work for the opposition party...and won the election. #Hindsightis2020
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I'm pretty annoyed about @Twitter ruining my #SundayRead thread yesterday, but the first words I read today were “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather" (Pema Chödrön) so... Here are some #GreatReads about #Africa & #feminism to start your week!
#reading
2019 has been my year of fear. Crippling doubt that's kept me away from @EyalaBlog for months, until a few weeks ago when I realized fear was boring. Doesn't make for an inspiring end-of-year post, but @stillSHErises says it's okay and that gives me peace.
bit.ly/37lTafe
Might just be #FOMO but with all the pics from #YearOftheReturn on my feeds, I've wondered why everyone (I follow) was posting about parties and nothing else. Then I read @AfroKwabena's take on the many opportunities #Ghana missed this year.
bit.ly/351M6mA

#GreatReads
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I've been trying to have social media-free holiday but I've read too many great pieces about Africa, #feminism & women's rights not
to share!

So here's Eyala's last #SundayRead of the year (and decade!). Hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.
2019 has been the year of fear. Crippling doubt has led me to hit pause on Eyala for months, until a few weeks ago when I decided to just do it and see what happens. If not for this piece by @stillSHErises, I would never had admitted it here. Thank you J.

bit.ly/34X6bdA
Might just be #FOMO but with all the pics from #YearOftheReturn on my feeds, I've wondered why everyone (I follow) was posting about parties and nothing else. Then I read @AfroKwabena's take on the many opportunities #Ghana missed this year.
bit.ly/37gc4nQ
#SundayRead
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Let's take a tour along the coast of eastern #Ghana, #Togo and #Benin in images taken from #ISS, 11Dec2019. First stretch is eastern Ghana. Images ISS061-E-76460-76489. We start at #OldNigo, hi-res eol.jsc.nasa.gov/DatabaseImages… @DaveAtCOGS 1/6
Next stop is at #SongorLagoon. Images ISS061-E-76469-76473. Hi-res eol.jsc.nasa.gov/DatabaseImages… @DaveAtCOGS 2/6
We then take a look at the #Volta River entering the Atlantic Ocean (and the Gulf of Guinea in particular). Hi-res eol.jsc.nasa.gov/DatabaseImages… @DaveAtCOGS 3/6
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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
#Greece🇬🇷
#India🇮🇳
#Kenya🇰🇪
#Philippines🇵🇭
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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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.

📷: @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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