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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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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.
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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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It's noon and this is the UN noon briefing 3 hours before which banned Inner City Press emailed 7 Qs to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric and censor @MelissaFleming - no answers yet, cover up of UN rapes and SG waste, Cameroon, Honduras - thread
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Update: It's 12:06 & 3 more correspondents are in for UN noon briefing -- 2 of them wires which never wrote a word about the censorship of Press right in front of them, and from which they benefit - and a minder in the back who said, They'll never let you back in
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked, 3+ hours ago: December 24-1: On #CoteDivoire, what are the comments & actions if any of SG Guterres on #IvoryCoast's arrest warrant for former rebel leader & ex-PM Guillaume Soro who intends to run in next year's prez election?
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For today's UN noon briefing that Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres for 519th day, this is the room at12:05: two correspondents. And none of ICP's written questions have been answered, on #SriLanka, corruption, #DRC, UN sexual abuse - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor Banned Inner City Press asked On Sri Lanka after the use of photos of UN Peacekeepers with Shavendra Silva what are the belated comments and actions of SG Guterres now on Gotabaya Rajapaksa subjecting journalists to searches, interrogations & acts of intimidation?
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @sdnylive @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @silas_atefor @TamilGuardian @colombogazette @itjpsl @Roseandfalcon @bavanraavanan Banned Inner City Press asked On corruption what are the comments and actions of SG Guterres on that the former chief of staff for Gabon's Ali Bongo has been arrested? Brice Laccruche Alihanga and the former ministers of oil and energy were picked up
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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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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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#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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