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At #SDNY sentencing, #Kenya based druglord Baktash Akasha Abdalla says he made "poor decisions." Lawyer cites #FARC - thread
Judge Marrero gives 25 years not life to Baktash Akasha Abdalla, citing DEA, Bronx case. Story soon
Judge Marero said in USA no physical and little economic impact. Compared to Bronx gang leader with 27 year guideline @SDNYLIVE
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A member of #Kenya's Parliament was removed after walking into chambers with her 5-month-old baby.

Zuleikha Hassan, a mother of three, said she came to work with her youngest child after she was unable to find a sitter.

h/t @MissChisomo
What is this “decorum” they use to punish women in legislatures across the world? Rules made by men and for spaces that they believed would always be filled with men and now here come the women and spoil it all! Fuck decorum
She said Parliament lacks a daycare center, though it had promised to provide one in 2013.

"We are trying to encourage more women to come into politics, to come into the workspaces, to get out and help out the economy in other ways, so we have to support them," Zuleikha Hassan
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Two lawyers who successfully fought to end #India’s colonial-era laws that criminalized same-sex relations have come out as a couple. Sending love and solidarity to @MenakaGuruswamy and @arundhatikatju… h/t @_drongo #LGBTQ 🏳️‍🌈🌈
"For queer folk in all post-colonial countries, the governments have to understand that these (anti-sodomy) were not our laws," @MenakaGuruswamy told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. Photo via @arundhatikatju
To clarify origins of homophobia imposed by colonial-era laws in #India and elsewhere, included this in my new book: “India’s fluid gender and sexual norms did not fit into Britain’s strict Victorian conceptions of appropriate sexual behavior,” Amy Bhatt…
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@Channel4News Also recall, Christopher Wylie:

"Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Tells U.K. Lawmakers His Predecessor Was Poisoned" in

#Kenya #Cambridge Analytica:…
@Channel4News "Christopher Wylie... told Members of Parliament in the U.K. that he believes his predecessor at the firm [CambridgeAnalytica] was poisoned in a Kenyan hotel room after a deal went wrong."

#Kenya #CambridgeAnalytica
@Channel4News "Wylie...had been told Muresan had been working on a political deal that soured, that Muresan had been poisoned, and that police had been bribed not to enter the hotel room."

#Kenya #CambridgeAnalytica
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BIG 🚨 Gregory Dow, of Lancaster, PA, who previously operated an orphanage in #Kenya, known as the "Dow Family Children's Home" was arrested and charged with sexually abusing at least 4 minor girls that were in his care.
The charges allege that he sexually abused, or attempted to sexually abuse the girls between October 2013 and September 2017.

He actually started the "orphanage" in 2008 and claimed to be a Christian missionary. He even received financial support from his church & others.
Looks like there's a Facebook page of his orphanage, but I can't view it.
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Thread On #Jubaland :

Background info and geopolitical history of post civil war Jubaland in a nutshell.
#Jubaland is important b/c of :

- Proximity to Kenya (maritime dispute area entirely lies here)

- Resources

- Security wise - the only region in #Somalia where a complete province is under the full grip of AS.

- Cosmopolitan nature - rich in diversity
Jubaland constitutes 3 administrative regions / provinces:

1. Gedo; HQ- Garbaharey
2. Lower Jubba (Jubbada Hoose); HQ- Kismayo
3. Middle Jubba (Jubbada Dhexe); HQ - Bu'ale.

Other big towns are Bardere, Jilib, Afmadow & the commercial border towns of Beled Hawa and Dobley.
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Je suis assez busy, je vais essayer de rester dans les grandes lignes.

1. Pourquoi on a besoin de devises.

Quand un pays est ouvert au reste du monde, il arrive que l'on ait besoin de choses qui viennent de l'étranger: machines, téléphones, voitures, nourriture,etc.
Pour acquérir ces choses qu'on ne produit pas chez soi, il faut posséder la monnaie du pays qui fabrique ces biens: ce sont les devises.

Plus tu es dépendant des biens étrangers pour vivre (consommer, produire, investir, etc.), plus tu as besoin de devises.

Si on veut des devises, il y a en général deux grandes options:

i. Vendre des biens et des services aux étrangers qui produisent les biens dont on a besoin

ii. Attirer les étrangers dans ton pays pour qu'ils dépensent leurs devises chez toi.
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45 scientists & policy wonks are meeting this week in Addis Ababa to make sure their agricultural research/development programs are run in compliance with national/international ABS laws and regulations. The meeting is coordinated by @CGIAR Genebank Platform and @ILRI. 1/n
@CGIAR @ILRI ABS=access to biodiversity and sharing of benefits arising from its use. That means the @UNBiodiversity Nagoya Protocol, the @planttreaty and relevant national regulations. 2/n
@CGIAR @ILRI @UNBiodiversity @planttreaty There's a bunch of research leaders and #genebank managers at the meeting. I'll add pix and other snippets to this thread as I get them from my "mole" at the meeting, who is apparently social media challenged. 3/n
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#Kenya day 1 . Airport landing on arrival visa process , hotel check in and went to meet my wife's friend in county side . 2 hrs car drive from Nairobi .
And they are meeting after 10 years
1 hour drive in highway and 45 mins drive in real mud road ~Murunga county
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1. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼
2. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world🤨👇🏼…
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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....…
Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:…
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By @PressTV
U.S. military campaign in #Somalia could take seven more years to complete: Report
By @telesurenglish
#CubanDoctors assigned to the 3 #Kenyan counties bordering Somalia have been temporarily brought to Nairobi. The driver who drove the doctors on the day of the kidnapping will be detained for investigations.

Via @oskarteleSUR
By @telesurenglish
#Kenyan officials reported all Cuban doctors deployed along the border with #Somalia are being evacuated following the kidnapping last week of two #CubanDoctors.
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2/DEC 06/18. Princess Huawei arrested…
3/The very next day...

DEC 07/18. Ecuador: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave London embassy…
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🇰🇪🚉Aight #KOT, listen up! It's time for some train lessons. I'm sick and tired of people like @johnnjenga regurgitating bad/false information about Chinese made railways/locomotives/rolling stock in Africa as part of their debate over whether #Kenya got a bad deal on the #SGR.
@johnnjenga I'm not here to argue that Kenya got value for $ with the SGR or if it's being run properly or not. I'm here to say - stop using invalid points in this debate when you haven't researched. Ya'll look foolish otherwise. Comparing photos of bullet trains with rail yard shunters.🤦🏼‍♂️
@johnnjenga But, but.. high-speed rail in China! The four biggest networks in the world are USA 250,000 km, China 121,000 km, Russia 85,500 km, India 65,000 km. Of these 4, only China (29,000 km) & Russia (1,326 km) have HS railways. HS rail is for passenger service. SGR is freight focused.
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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members.… (Pic: Profile).
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Judges in #Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling to strike out colonial-era legislation and decriminalize same-sex relations.
The judgment will now be given in late May.… #LGBTQ 🌈
The High Court said it needed more time to consider the evidence.
The delay prompted anger and disappointment among campaigners. “I just wish the excuse was better. People’s lives are hanging on the line. Justice has been delayed, but it has not yet been denied,”said Yvonne Oduor
Frank Mugisha, a campaigner for gay rights in #Uganda, said before the ruling that a positive result would encourage other countries to follow #Kenya’s path. #Angola recently decriminalised homosexual sex and courts in #Botswana will decide on the issue next month. #LGBTQ
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The hate by Kenyans against Somalia after this diplomatic issue is heart breaking. Let’s remember it takes decades to end a war, but seconds to start one #KenyaVsSomalia #Somalia #Kenya THREAD —->>
Before independence Kenyans sought refuge in Somalia which was a stable State. All refugees were given a monthly stipend my father has taught me that history, because he was one of those refugees
Kenya has a mutually beneficial relationship with Somalia, we will forever be neighbours. So we both stand to loose form any escalation. The only person who benefits is warlords, Alshabab and scrupulous dealmakers. Think about that before you spew hate #SomaliaVsKenya
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Fact check Thread about @igadsecretariat Genale- Dawa River Basin impacts Juba River in #Somalia :
1- this agreement only addresses Dawa River, which contributes 10% to Juba vs. 90% Genale & Weebi rivers from #Ethiopia
2- This deal only benefits #kenya…
3-Article 4 requires each gov pays its own study- the priblem is #Somalia is aid dependent country; thus if it can't afford feasibility study, then #Kenya Dawa River study will govern, which could foreclose 10% future water rights of Juba River riprian permanently.
4- the dawa river deal will secure future water right & addresses the #ClimateChange of Mandhere county- unfortunately #Somalia gov failed to recognize a) #Ethiopia gov for excluded Genale River as part of the deal because of recent GD-3 dams built & 3 more dams planned in 2020
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1 Thoughts on NYT photo debacle: A friend pointed out to me that #Kenya is a place where large chunks of the population support extra judicial killings and mob lynchings of chicken thieves. The uproar over foreign portrayals of dead Kenyans seems hypocritical in comparison.
2 Criticisms of western media during tragedies play into the hands of the Kenyan state, which needs to distract people from its inability to prevent attacks, but cannot silence or influence foreign media as easily as domestic media. Hence folks like Itumbi leading the charge.
3 Kenya's government tries to conceal the death toll of its troops fighting al Shabab in Somalia. Perhaps if Kenyans were able to know and debate the toll of its foray in Somalia, there would be better public understanding of Shabab's capabilities and better domestic security.
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1. Shabaab (Al Qaeda's branch in East Africa) has released a statement on yesterday's attack in #Nairobi, #Kenya. It was published along with an English-language translation. Some points to follow.
2. First, Shabaab says the attacked was carried out by its Saleh An-Nabhan Battalion. This is significant. This same unit -- named for an al Qaeda veteran who was embedded within Shabaab early on -- has carried out a number of high-profile attacks.
3. Nabhan first publicly swore allegiance *on behalf of Shabaab* to al Qaeda's senior leadership in Sept. 2008. Al Qaeda told Shabaab that it didn't want to make the relationship widely known, which some *incorrectly* interpreted as AQ rejecting Shabaab's request for a merger.
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#BREAKING President Kenyatta says that the Al Shabab terrorists who attacked a hotel in #Nairobi yesterday evening were all eliminated.
President #Kenyatta commends all the security teams who neutralized Al Shabab in a swift way. He says that over 700 civilians were evacuated in the rescue operation.
President #Kenyatta: We learned that we can never take things for granted. I thank international partners who showed us solidarity. We must remember that dozens of countries are under attack of terrorism, and we must show them solidarity.
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Muslim terror attack in Nairobi
AL Shabaab claiming responsibility.

Islamists attack upscale hotel in #Nairobi
#NairobiAttack #Kenya
Pray For Kenya 🇰🇪
Retrieving survivors..
#Riverside14 / #RiverSideAttack / #Dusit / #Westlands / #Nairobi
Aftermath of shooting in hotel complex in #Nairobi

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