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This man (photo) is Zakariye, ex-Head of Al-Shabaab Intelligence. He orchestrated many attacks including the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Now, he works for the Somali Govt & is protected by his cousin @M_Farmaajo. I understand he regularly travels to Nairobi & often visits Westgate.
Few months after the Westgate attack I travelled to Somalia to report from inside Al-Shabaab training camp where the militants were training hundreds of fighters.
Zakariye was praised for 'succeeding the Westgate project'.
I wonder what Westgate victims would think that the man who masterminded such an attack visits the same Shopping Mall to socialise and I am told that he enjoys having a sugared Cappuccino.
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By @PressTV
U.S. military campaign in #Somalia could take seven more years to complete: Report ptv.io/2ioM
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.
#AlShabab
bit.ly/2KDv5Kl
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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
fanabc.com/2019/03/%e1%8b…
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. fanabc.com/english/2019/0… (Pic: Profile).
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A thread re police extra-judicial execution.
Over the years the Kenya Police has acquired a dubious distinction of being the source of insecurity instead of providing security. In many instance, to many Kenyan’s the police represent a clear, and imminent danger to the lives.
But the transformation from the source of security into a bastion of insecurity didn’t occur overnight, and neither did it come as a surprise; it was an inevitable outcome of multiple factors.
Before the 2010 constitution, the police was at the beck and call of the executive, which used it as a tool of coercion. The executive used the police however deemed fit to meet its political ends.
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My novel #TailoftheBlueBird has a fictional #Kenyan character called #Gawana who has run away from home to escape #British brutality. He's a vital sub character for me, but I'm often asked by Euro-readers who notice him: how is that possible? Nothing bad happened in Kenya! Well..
You can read more about things like the #DilutionTechnique used by the Brits to 'subdue' the #Kikuyu in this @guardian piece: theguardian.com/news/2016/aug/… Other sources reveal varied sexual assaults, which echo in my story Scotch Bonnets from #TheCityWillLoveYou. Writers hide research
Writers hide a whole lot of research, but it's those snippets from history that add ballast to our work. It's why I always say a book is the beginning of a conversation (more on that later) and as readers we can always do more. In fact I think I love being a reader more... #books
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This is the Berlin Conference all over again. Cut & Slice Africa, disregard what the indigenous owners of the land say. But you make your choice. Here is the thread.
TiTLE Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), and IEBC Kenya on scrapping of #Constituencies in Northern Kenya.
#NRT, @USAID several @EU_Commission countries are lobbying the @IEBCKenya and the Environment, Mining, Minerals, Wildlife and Pollution Committee in #KENYAN Parliament to scrap constituencies to make one single 'manageable' constituency in Northern Kenya.
[Note that #NRT is owned by the @RoyalFamily. It is NOT owned by 'the communities' - who have no land title deeds - all this land has been "grabbed" though eviction, burning homes, killing cattle, poisoning boreholes and "NRT" does not benefit the community in any manner]
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Breakdown of #CambridgeAnalytica whistleblower testimony to House of Commons in the #UnitedKingdom
1.#Wyile testifies that #CambridgeAnalytica is a shell company owned by Robert #Mercer, #Mercer created #CambridgeAnalytica to provide cover for #SCL Group,its parent company and its operations.
He describes #CambridgeAnalytica and #SCL group as Military Psy Ops.
2.#Wylie explains RIPON operation, RIPON used “data exhaust” to build psychological profiles in coordination with Cambridge University faculty. it creates modern day colonialism, harming fragile democracies, works illegally, without morals.
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