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In #Kenya, the Chief Justice has advised the president to dissolve Parliament for failing to enact legislation required to implement the 2/3 gender rule.
Women’s rights activists have been quick to remind the chief justice and media not to erase their work
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“This has been our dream project which we pursued relentlessly for seven years and it has come to fruition now,' says trans activist Grace Banu. Read about the dairy farm run by trans women in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district in India feministgiant.substack.com/p/feminist-sup… Image
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Feminist news from #Saudi Arabia. #Kenya, #Yemen, and a dairy farm run by trans women in #India, the forthcoming film about Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, and why making sex work legal would help in the #Covid_19 fight.

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#Argentina: Criminalizing abortion forces women & girls to seek illegal abortions; many are performed unsafely.

Every year 2,500 babies are born to children under the age of 15 who are forced to give birth. #OpDeathEaters

1. hrw.org/news/2020/08/3…
2. batimes.com.ar/news/argentina…
#ElSalvador: Women & girls forced to birth, due to total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape, incest, a deformed fetus, or life is in danger.

100 children, as young as 10, forced to give birth after being raped during #Covid19 lockdown. #OpDeathEaters reuters.com/article/us-hea…
#ElSalvador: More than 140 women (many rape victims) have been charged under the total ban on abortion, even in cases of miscarriages, since 1998, incarcerated for up to 35 years in some of the world's most notorious prisons. #OpDeathEaters cbsnews.com/news/miscarria…
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#AFRICOM may soon have the authority to conduct airstrikes in #Kenya. Significant news from @EricSchmittNYT and @charlie_savage. In #Somalia, al-Shabaab has grown more powerful as US airstrikes have spiked.

nytimes.com/2020/09/15/us/…
The article notes that Kenyan authorities have to assent before a strike. Strikes in #Somalia are also carried out "in partnership" with the government, but issues include politicized intelligence and power imbalances.
Here's some of my reporting from over the last 18 months on US strikes in Somalia : thenation.com/article/archiv…
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A small thread for the business online...

#marketing #advertising #kenya #KOT #kenyansOnline #DisruptiveRules
Most people have recently started a new business online or have had to adapt to the change and situation to move their business online. There are key important factors that one must note before getting too comfortable with being online.
Firstly - Know your Target Audience - Your Customers. Where are they and what are they saying / doing.
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Bij #NPO dramaserie over NL commando's. Dat is natuurlijk veel spannender dan wat echt aan de hand is in Nigeria, Burkina Faso en Ivoorkust. #journaal heeft al maanden niets meer gerapporteerd over ontwikkelingen mbt de mondiale jihad. acleddata.com/2020/08/24/in-…
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My investigation for @declassifiedUK today uncovers a CIA-backed kill-capture paramilitary squad (RRT) behind night raids against terror suspects in #Kenya

Some targets are arrested. Some were extraordinarily rendered. Many are killed...

dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-0…
The Kenya squad was conceived and trained by the CIA in 2004, as part of an “intimate integration” programme, former CIA senior Henry Crumpton told me

18 paramilitaries from Kenya's GSU were flown to the US for their first training, in rendition operations and then armed
The CIA, MI6 and Kenya's NIS gathered intelligence on their targets for the RRT

MI6 was worried by their nationals travelling to Somalia through Kenya for 'jihadi tourism'

In the early days, those captured by the squad, including in Somalia, were often rendered by the CIA
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"I’d like to begin today’s briefing with an update on the #Ebola outbreak in the Equateur province of the #DRC.
The outbreak continues to increase and to spread geographically. Yesterday the 100th case was reported, with 43 deaths in 11 health zones across the province"-@DrTedros
"There is currently a delay of about 5 days from the onset of symptoms to when an alert about a suspected #Ebola case is raised"-@DrTedros #DRC
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A friend asked a question today: "How come #Kenya is able to manage its FX situation much better than us?"

He was in Nairobi in 2018, and noted that their system works quite well. The Kenyan Shilling has hovered around KSh103 to US$1 for the past 5 years or so. Image
The answer is quite simple: They don’t have oil to wreak havoc on their economy.

As @DoubleEph says, #Nigeria has signed a blood oath with oil. We get blood money but the downside is never knowing peace

You see, the “free oil” has made us an abnormal economy.
#Kenya relies on tourism for jobs, tax revenues & FX.

Do you know how hard it is to make a dollar in tourism?

Nairobi is competing for the same tourist $$$ as Rome, Paris and Dubai, so they have to up their game.

Abuja just sits down and oil credits dollars into the account.
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#NFD alone isn't viable of threaten secession against d Gov. of #Kenya, so they count on #Somalia to support them but lately, some of them were Kenyans & used Kenyan soldiers to enforce their will in #Jubbaland. U can fool d #Somalis once but not for all days.#Mogadishu #Galmudug
You wonder why I don't support fake unionist, dear #Somalis we can hardly keep together what belongs together & the two #NFD #SomaliState have always used their Masters to achieve their interest in #Somalia & cause havoc & isolation of now #FGS & then #SDR😉 #Mogadishu #Jubbaland
We can't fight multiple fronts. In the past, both #Somali regions under foreign powers have not helped to build peace in #Somalia, but have strengthened d forces dat wanted 2 divide #Somalia. #Somaliland, #Galmudug & #Iley #SomaliState & now #Madoobe #Jubbaland & #NFD😉#Mogadishu
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Our investigative piece into Lebanon's #Kenya consul, tasked with the protection of some of the most vulnerable migrant women in Lebanon. Instead he is accused by multiple Kenyans of exploitation, assault, and coercion to pursue sex work. edition.cnn.com/2020/07/28/mid…
One Kenyan woman I spoke to said the consul slapped her and shoved her around when she asked to be reimbursed for repatriation fees she believed her overcharged her for. The consul later called the police on her and got her arrested, although a consulate official denied it.
But a police source said there was no way authorities would have entered and detained the woman without the consul's consent. Such a thing would have been in violation of the Vienna Convention. "Of course we did not force ourselves in. What was it, a terrorist act?"
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The last 72 hours or so :
9 Points & Counting :
1. #France commits Military support to #India
2. #US & #Germany block #China's move in #UNSC which blamed #India for #Karachi terror attack
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3. #India deviates from 'One China Policy' for the 1st time by mentioning the new #HongKong Security Law in #UNHRC
4. #US praises #India's move to ban TikTok for 'furthering National Security against #Chinese spying
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5. #UK offers residence in UK for 5 years to 2.6 million people in #Hongkong, after which they will be granted citizenship
6. #US bans #Huawei for links to Communist Party of #China
7.
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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.

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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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I was working as a hotel maid during the summer to get some money together for Uni. It was menial stuff but it did pay quite well. On Tuesday's I was a waitress in the cafe in the mornings then went round cleaning rooms after breakfast when people started going out for the day.
The hotel was posh and I had to dress up in a proper French maid uniform.

This particular Tuesday I went up to a table with a family of four. The mum and dad looked fairly normal the younger boy about 15 looked quite nice, short brown hair, fit body.
However, the older boy about 18 looked gorgeous. He was tall muscly smooth black hair and a nice face eyes you could stare into and get lost in for days. I smiled at them "Hello, I'm Oge. I will be your waitress this morning do you know what you are going to order?"
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"Ungh, ungh, uuuuungh!"

Miriam didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so she just kept quiet, looking up into awkward, twisted face of the boy grunting above her. Oh my god, he looks like he's having a stroke. She sighed.
The boy looked down at her, panting, a stupid grin on his face. Well, Miriam thought it was stupid. "Yeah, you liked that, didn't you?"

Miriam had enough social grace to give a forced smile. Maybe she could convince him to finish her off, anyway.
Not as good as cumming from a cock, but better than nothing. "Yeah, that was fantastic, Emmy. You want to . . . ." Her partner pulled out of her and was already off the bed before she could finish the sentence. Screaming now became a viable option, alongside laughing or crying.
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Who gets access to land in #Kenya's Nanyuki Area? Find out through our new paper on a full inventory of large agricultural investments in the region we developped together with our Kenyan colleagues bit.ly/3eHM4Gg #decolonizescience
Many experts agree that more agricultural investment is needed in the global South to improve local #foodsecurity and reduce #poverty. However, there is a lack of consensus about the types of investment needed to achieve these goals.
We inventoried a total of 48 active farms and ranches in the area and conducted two rounds of semi-structured interviews with 33 owners, directors, or managers of large agricultural investments.
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When I was young, I always wished I would get to, atleast, the bottom of the mountain, the magnificent Mt. KENYA
🗻🇰🇪 #DreamsAreValid #ValidDreams #Believe #Thread Image
At age 25, I had already set foot on the base of the mountain. Image
Oh my!! The view is out of this world .... This was indeed a dream come true. I had to challenge myself to go beyond my dreams and get to the peak. #DreamBig #NoHumanIsLimited Image
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1/6 #SSWGTC20
⬆️ benefits from wildlife = improved views & actions toward wildlife, right?

Common assumption for #CommunityBasedConservation, but not many studies that assess these relationships

We 👀 at these links using the case of #Endangered reticulated 🦒 in #Kenya 🇰🇪
2/6 There are a # of benefits/costs, tangible/intangible, connected to wildlife conservation

In any community, there’s a diversity of ability/access/motivations to participate in conservation

We 👀 at perceptions of benefits, attitudes toward #giraffe, past 🦒 meat consumption
3/6 We asked:

🦒 Y/N for different types of benefits – two types ($ from tourism & job in cons/tourism) coded as cons benefits
🦒 Attitude toward giraffe on 5p scale
🦒 Most recent time of giraffe meat/part use – re-coded into never/1+ year/within last year
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It’s been a long-time coming, but I am at last holding copies of my book! Feels like the past is gifting me something into this weird present, but I’ll take it. @CUP_PoliSci @MariaSoleMarsh @USFPoliticsDept cambridge.org/core/books/pol… /1
2/ The book is a study of land and the process of electoral violence. Drawing on evidence from #Kenya’s 2007 election violence, I ask how political leaders organize violence & more so, why and when ordinary citizens participate.
3/ While many studies emphasize elite calculations, ethnic polarization, or institutional features of the state, I analyze #ElectionViolence as a joint production: a process of political mobilization requiring coordination between political leaders and ordinary citizens.
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WOW!!! 😮
#Breaking #BreakingNews
Members of Parliament of #Brazil break into hospital that claimed to have 5,000 infected & 200 deaths from #COVID19 & CAUGHT THEM RED HANDED NOT ONE PERSON, they have FRAUDED THE WORLD!! #Italy #Spain #ArrestBillGates
Brazilians Translated:
5 Members of #Brazil parliament went to hospitals under encouragement by #Bolsonaro to break into hospitals & check to see the number of patients there. This hospital late to be finished but claiming 5000 ppl with COVID19 and 200 dead, so need this hospital
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Officials broke in to check it & found the hospital is an absolute mess, not finished, and no patients. The governor is frauding the state and nation and taxpayers & LYING about the numbers to pad the numbers. Embezzlement scheme & to help bring down the country &push #vaccine
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#Somali ‘de Türkiye’nin desteklediği Somali Merkezi yönetimi dışında Putland, Somaliland, Al Shabab gibi unsurlar bulunmaktadır. Image
#Somali | #Puntland
Afrika’nın altın boynuzunda yer alan #Puntland Somali iç savaşından sonra tek taraflı olarak bağımsızlık ilan etmesine rağmen hiçbir ülke tarafından tanınmamaktadır. Konumundan dolayı #BAE ve Rusya’nın özel ilgisi bulunmaktadır.
#Somalia #Puntland Image
#Somali | #Somaliland

•İngiliz Somalisi olarak bağımsız olan #Somaliland 1960’da İtalyan Somalisi ile birleştikten bir süre sonra iç savaştan sonra 1991’de tek taraflı olarak bağımsızlık ilan etmesine rağmen diğer ülkeler tarafından tanınmamaktadır.

#Somalia #Somaliland Image
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#BREAKING COVID-19 pandemic 'under control' in France: govt adviser
#UPDATE The COVID-19 pandemic is now "under control" in France, the head of the government's scientific advisory council said Friday, as the country cautiously emerges from a lockdown imposed in March
u.afp.com/3drG
#BREAKING Ireland to accelerate plan to ease lockdown restrictions in coming days: PM
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Research this family names if you want to know more!

• Orsini

• Breakspear

• Aldobrandini

• Farnese

• Somaglia

#WWG1WGA #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE #QArmy #QAnons #Patriots #PatriotsFight #GreatAwakening #InItTogether #WeAreTheNewsNow #ObamaGate #COVID19 #Kenya #YouAintBlack
All controlled through the Jesuit Order and their Knights of Malta & Teutonic Knights all based in missile protected Borgo Santo Spirito in Rome.
Pepe Orsini – Italy
Henry Breakspear – Macau, China

This is the true power finally. This is the Guelph and the Ghibelline power over mankind.
The Cecil family were controlled by the powerful Jesuit family known as the Pallavicini.
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