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Our #Food and #Water crisis' are rapidly getting worse. Two of the founding necessities for human life and wellbeing are rapidly #collapsing.
In #Kansas thousands of cattle died from the heat and humidity. #WetBulb temperatures hit agricultural production hard.…
In #Ethiopia the #drought is so bad that monkeys are attacking children.…
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Here is our #LossAndDamage focused update from the 7th day of the #BonnClimateConference which saw continued focus on #LossAndDamage as attention turned towards making #LossAndDamage an agenda item at #COP27.
Highlights included @1TeresaAnderson of @ActionAid on the #LossAndDamage that is happening right now due to drought in the Horn of #Africa in #Somaila, #Ethiopia and #Kenya.

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Ready for a #WHA75 tweet thread recap?!

We're about to tweet it all Agenda Item 15 #WorkingforHealth #Healthworkforce

Recordings, Committee B,…

@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/1 #WHA75 #Working4Health #USA "We are interested in co-sponsoring the resolution! The Biden Initiative will focus on protecting #healthworkforce, advancing digital tech, e.g. telemedicine and there must be equity" @USAIDGH @POTUS @Atul_Gawande @IFMSA
@JimC_HRH @GHWNetwork @readycat @MarsdenPa @MLMcIsaac @SioCFitz @WHO @WomenDeliver @Atul_Gawande @daktari1 1/2 #WHA75 #Working4Health #China "Welcomes the progress on the Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 and is interested in co-sponsoring the resolution"
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Exclusive: In rhino horn trafficking criminal case, now Surur is pleading guilty. Inner City Press, the only media here in the courtroom, has been covering the case… and will live tweet, thread below
Surur: My lawyer told me 70 months...
Judge: But you understand you could get life?
Surur: (Pause) Yeah, OK.
Surur: My cooperation with the government, it's not in here.
Defense lawyer: There were proffers but no cooperation agreement. We'll bring it up at sentencing.
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Following comments by the public and relevant stakeholders, the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning has released the much-awaited report on Finance Bill, 2022.
Kennedy Mugambi, Tax Advisor, highlights some wins for taxpayers in the Bill.
#TaxThursday #Kenya
#TaxThursday: A few wins for taxpayers in the Finance Bill, 2022
A few wins for taxpayers in the Finance Bill,2022: Capital Gains Tax

#TaxThursday #Kenya
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Today is #WorldMalariaDay.

#DYK: we can prevent and cure #Malaria?
Learn about the symptoms so you know when to get help from a healthcare professional
#Malaria is transmitted through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes🦟
In 2020, nearly half of the world's population was at risk of malaria
Early diagnosis & treatment of #malaria reduces disease, prevents deaths and contributes to reducing transmission
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"Oxfam found that '13 out of the 15 #IMF loan programs negotiated during the second year of the #pandemic require new #austerity measures such as taxes on food and fuel or spending cuts that could put vital public services at risk.'"…
"The Oxfam report notes that the conditions of a 2021 loan of $2.3 billion to #Kenya compelled the country to freeze public sector pay for three years, while mandating higher taxes on food and cooking gas"
"#Sudan has had to end fuel subsidies, a policy that has disproportionately affected the nearly 50% of the population that is impoverished."
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Just IN: 'Medicalised #FGM' - #Uganda Indicts #Kenya and #Sudan 😯
Ugandan girls and women are being mutilated from hospitals in the neighbouring Kenya and South Sudan, a senior Govt official has revealed.
The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Regis Mutuuzo, says
some girls and women from Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions sneak into Kenya and South Sudan to secretly undergo medical mutilation.
Ms Mutuuzo said she got to know about the horrible stories of medicalised mutilation last year in September when she led a delegation of legislators
for a field mission in the FGM practising districts.
She said whereas some girls and women were voluntarily seeking medical mutilation, others were being mutilated against their will during child birth.
“Medicalised genital mutilation is not happening in Uganda. It is happening
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#Ethiopia #NorthAfrica #MiddleEast long rang rainfall forecast bulletin 2022 - #1

Around this time last year I began posting rainfall forecasts for East Africa & Horn of Africa. These expanded to include North Africa & ME.

I am restarting them today.
The big picture. The West African Monsoon is undergoing an intense period and significant amounts of atmospheric is transiting the Sahara bringing clouds & rain to the Middle East.

Rain forecasts for East Africa show significant rain over the coming fortnight.
Sub thread: Covers the past two weeks as West African Monsoon was building. Interestingly the rains appear to be arriving in the Horn and East Africa at roughly the same time, and at similar intensity to last year.
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GDP growth forecast at 6%, the Finance Minister says, citing agriculture as one of the key drivers.

Curious. We’re smack in the middle of a nasty drought, so what underpins that expectation of agriculture being a key growth driver?

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
5.1 million jobs, cumulatively, created in formal & informal sectors, Finance CS says, since 2013.

What he’s not saying: bulk of those jobs have been created in the informal sector, where job security is scarce, earnings are often lower.

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
The 'jobs created' line here from the Finance CS is not really the flex the Executive reckons it is. Also, the pace of job creation in the formal sector has been in decline.

#Budget2022KE #BudgetKE #Budget2022
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🖋️You remember the Gulf and Rubis energies fight in court sometime back?? Well, we have a fresh fight between Catalyst Principal Partners and former owner of Britannia Biscuits (formerly Jambo Biscuits). Catalyst accuses Britannia of inflating the...
confectionery's buyout price by almost 10 times. Similar to Gulf/Rubis deal in which Rubis accused Gulf of inflating the value to the tune of billions.
🖋️Catalyst boss said, "This was orchestrated through the falsification of financial statements and other documents, which
indicated that the true value of the business was Sh. 1.2 billions as opposed to Sh. 126 millions, and thus the said respondents acted in breach of the agreement."
🖋️Now that is a big gap right there. How did they miss such a big gap? We're they too hungry for the deal?
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IPOB/ESN which have metamorphosed to unknown gunmen in southeast is now ravaging Anambra without being challenged by security agencies.

They now go to any community in Anambra doing burial or traditional weddings occasion to check for security agencies or
ebubeagu etc, they invade any occasion heavily armed shooting sporadically making guests to run for their lives.

Some community before they do any burial in Anambra have to bring food, money,drinks etc to appease unknown gunmen in their camp, if not that occasion will not
hold.They move freely in most villages in Anambra threatening Igbos etc.

Obiano is silent,soludo is talking about his sworning in ceremony, Abaribe is eying to be Abia Governor,Ike Ekweremandu want to contest for governor too, Peter Obi is not saying anything,all the traditional
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The blemishes of Jubbaland State narratives.

A threat.

The Jubaland issue has geopolitical and local-level conflicts during the 17 September agreement era.

Nothing changed, and here is the tally.

The country to country-level: the impasse at Jubbaland...
existed between #Somalia and #Kenya since Kenya's unilateral invention to Somalia, aka "Operation Linda Nchi." It also affects superpowers courting HoA and regional interests. This might be the reason why many #Somalis lost their confidence with the likes of @KFosterFCDO.
On the face of it, by using current #Jubbaland admin as a fig leaf, #Kenya pursued "off-shore oil and gas deposits …harvesting and export of charcoal have become a particularly lucrative industry (which the] UNSC resolution 2036 (2012" banned trading it (see the link 👇).
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#Kenya #UN speech on #UkraineWar: even if justified, border disputes cannot be solved by force

"Africa's borders weren't of our own drawing- drawn in distant colonial metropoles of London/Paris/Lisbon with no regard for ancient nations they cleaved apart"
"Across the border of every single African country live our countrymen with whom we share deep historical, cultural and linguistic bonds"
"At independence, had we chosen to pursue states on the basis of ethnic racial or religious homogeneity, we would still be waging bloody wars"
"Instead, we agreed that we would settle for the borders that we inherited. But we would still pursue continental, political, economic and legal integration."

"Rather than form nations that looked ever backward into history with a dangerous nostalgia, we chose to look forward."
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Kenya makes powerful statement at the UNSC meeting on Ukraine.kenya's Ambassador to the UN Martin Kimani Statement:
#2 #UNSC #UkraineRussiaCrisis #kenya @AmbMKimani
#3 #UkraineRussiaCrisis #Putin #UNSC @AmbMKimani
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India is first non-NATO country to speak on #Ukraine in #UNSC tonight. Lots of talk about the need for diplomacy, de-escalation, etc. But no reference to Ukraine's sovereignty or condemnation of Russia.
Brazil expresses "extreme concern" about Ukraine in #UNSC, and calls for diplomacy for peace. Does raise sovereign equality of states and territorial integrity.

Avoids using the word "Russia".
Mexico (3rd non-NATO speaker on Ukraine in UNSC) does call out Russia -- a little more gingerly than NATO members but by name -- and talks about Ukrainian sovereignty. Notably firmer than India and Brazil, although also pivoting to diplomacy and dialogue.
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The Monday night emergency session of the #UN Security Council underway with #Russia presiding. Livestream:
"We are deeply concerned about the reports of civilians, targeting of civilian infrastructure and ongoing evacuations," @DicarloRosemary tells the emergency session of the #UN Security Council. "Negotiation is the only way to address the differences among the key actors."
"Actions and statements that worsen the situation must be avoided," adds @DicarloRosemary.
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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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Ongoing: Lawyer Paul Gicheru listening to @IntlCrimCourt Court Officer read the confirmed charges to him @MarkKersten @thijsbouwknegt @CapitalFMKenya @ntvkenya #Kenya
To follow proceedings:…
Judge Miatta Maria Samba (Presiding Judge) : Can the defence lawyer please confirm that Paul Gicheru is aware of his rights? @StandardKenya @NationAfrica @MarkKersten @thijsbouwknegt @KTNNewsKE @ntvkenya @CapitalFMKenya @KBCChannel1
Michael G. Karnavas (Defence Lawyer) : “…Gicheru intends to go forward with the trial because he maintains his innocence.” @StandardKenya @NationAfrica @MarkKersten @thijsbouwknegt @KTNNewsKE @ntvkenya @CapitalFMKenya @KBCChannel1
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#Somaliland and #Taiwan: The benefits


1/14. S/land and Taiwan have a lot in common such as both being a fully functioning democracies with volatile neighbours. Both are striving for international recognition and will not budge to threats or diplomatic pressure. Image
2/14. Somaliland brings a lot to the table. S/land’s strategic location in the Horn of Africa will give Taiwan a gateway into East Africa and beyond. Landlocked countries in Africa can benefit from this diplomatic move such as Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
3/14. S/land will give Taiwan an important access to the Gulf of Berbera (Gulf Aden) where access to the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world can be established which will boost Taiwan’s export opportunities as well as a chance to make new friends in the region.
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#Pakistan Navy is the Deputy Commander in the largest maritime exercise in the Middle East & the largest unmanned naval exercise in the world #IMX22, playing a key role along with #US #UK #Egypt #UAE #Oman #Kenya+others /1
#US @US5thFleet ships join #Pakistan Navy @PakistanNavy in preparing for Combined Maritime Security Operation. For years, Pakistan Armed Forces shared responsibility in multilateral arrangements for peace and security in the wider Middle East. /2… /2
#Israel joins a number of major Arab+Muslim nations in #IMX22 with whom it does not yet have diplomatic relations [#Oman #SaudiArabia #Pakistan]. A positive trend. Rhetoric aside, 🇵🇰 maintains a global outlook compatible with its interests & real values…
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Today marks the #InternationalDayOfEducation. Education is a fundamental human right, a cornerstone for inclusive, peaceful and democratic societies and essential for sustainable development. This is what education looks like at #Kalobeyei refugee settlement in #Kenya.
Two students carry a desk into Future Primary School in Kalobeyei, Kenya which is home to around 42,000 people, half of whom are primary-aged children or younger.
Jeanet Niyogusenga, from Burundi, in one of the school's eight cooks. She stirs a pot of maize and beans as she cooks lunch for around 3,000 who attend classes at Future Primary.
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A Twitter space hosted last night by @M_Farmaajo trolls in Kenya illustrated the deep-rooted bot and propaganda syndicate in HoA, especially the ones claiming to be the academics and elites of the region. @ahmednasirlaw, whose daughter works at @TheVillaSomalia joins the campaign
With no discernible points to score and lack of knowledge on the political dynamics of Somalia, they now tend to direct smear campaigns against foreign diplomats in Somalia particularly the key partners, @UKinSomalia, @US2SOMALIA, and @EU_in_Somalia.
As can be seen below, @ahmednasirlaw is vehemently engaging with one of the anit-western troll accounts. It's enough evidence that Ahmed shares views with these fake accounts, sentiments which could flare armed insurgency in both neighboring countries, #Kenya and #Somalia.
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Here is how to become an Insurance agent in #Kenya
Instead of engaging in self pity and wondering where to start,how about you become an insurance agent ?
It takes time to build a portfolio but with time you will break ice .
Here is How to Become an Insurance Agent in Kenya
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Who is an An insurance agent ? An agent is a person who represents an insurance firm and sells insurance policies on its behalf.
Insurance business is regulated under the Insurance Act, Cap 487 of the Laws of Kenya.
The Insurance Act defines an insurance agent as a person who in consideration of a commission solicits or procures insurance business for an insurer or broker. The agent must not be an employee of the insurer.
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