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AFRICA Herbs to the WORLD: This beautiful and detailed #map shows every #herb that grows native in #Africa and gives an idea of the countries and #regions where the herb is most common: Birthplace of Man-(and Woman)-Kind! The second largest continent on #Earth, Over 11 MILLION Image
square miles and over 1.4 BILLION people!

#Africa has such a huge variety of #geography, #flora, #fauna and #people that make it one of the most fascinating mix of #cultures and #traditions stretching back over 150, 000 years of #evolution.

With the culture of folk medicine,
cooking and the incredible array of native #plants Africa is truly a jewel of wealth when it comes to herbs.

#Thyme, a hardy #drought resistant plant, grows in the dry landscapes of #WesternSahara.

The #DemocraticRepublicofCongo with 80 Inches of rain a year, the highest
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„Ganz viele Leute wissen nicht, was eFuels sind“, so Fr. Herrmann bei Lanz. Nicht mal sie selbst zu 100 %. Ich hab die Wortwurzel in die Welt gesetzt, daher hier die Story dazu. Gerne aus der eigenen Erinnerung ergänzen!

Welcome to Thread A) Ursprung: Was sind #Efuels? Image
„Wir haben keine #Speicher!“

So hieß es Ende der 2000er, bis heute.

Doch! #Gasspeicher fassen 6000x so viel Energie wie alle Pumpspeicher zusammen + können uns 3 Monate lang die Stromversorgung sichern mit entsprechender Gaskraft.

Wie aber diese Speicher für 💨☀️ nutzen?
Indem wir die Photosynthese der Natur kopieren. Sie spaltet 💦mit☀️ in H2+O2, bleibt aber nicht beim #Wasserstoff stehen, sondern verbindet das mit CO2 zu Kohlenwasserstoffen = Biomasse 👉🏻 Fuels.

Wir haben diese beiden Schritte neu miteinander kombiniert + techn. umgesetzt: Image
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Hoy tenemos hilo de #VayaGeología 🥳🎉🪅🍾🎉🥳🍾🪅

Conoceremos un curioso modelado de origen eólico. Viajamos a escenarios desérticos y con bastante viento: los YARDANGS 🏜️🏜️ #geología

¿Te apetece acompañarme? Pues puente gafas para que no se te meta la arena en los ojos ⤵️⤵️
Cuando la partículas se levantan de la superficie por la acción del viento e impactan en las rocas a velocidades importantes se produce un modelado
por erosión eólica. Es común en zonas áridas y con poca vegetación ⤵️
El viento erosiona por deflación: movilización y transporte de material suelto superficial. La abrasión es el desgaste mecánico, el impacto de los granos que produce fracturación en la roca ⤵️
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1-La historia de #Cuba como país hermano, como país amigo que ayuda, que coopera, que comparte lo poco que tiene de manera altruista, es el legado que ha creado su prestigio e imagen internacionales, es la obra de todo un pueblo bajo la acertada guía de Fidel.
2-Los colaboradores cubanos estuvieron presentes en el proceso de reconstrucción de #Nicaragua que se inició con el triunfo de la #RevoluciónSandinista. #Cuba colaboró con constructores, maestros, médicos.
3-#Cuba apoyó los esfuerzos por acabar con el colonialismo, especialmente en África y Asia, y forma parte activa del Comité Especial de Descolonización de la ONU, junto a otros 28 países, y participa siempre del lado de la defensa de los intereses de las naciones desfavorecidas.
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#childabuse: A Nine-Year-Old Girl Set To Give Birth In #Zimbabwe 😭
Recall the painful death of 14-year-old Anna Machaya (in the pix) while giving birth in a #church shrine in July 2021, a 9-year-old #girl (Grade 3 Pupil) has been admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) as Image
she is 33 weeks pregnant and expected to give birth by caesarean section this November.
She was just 8 when she fell pregnant, and is being monitored by a team of specialist doctors and nurses owing to the delicate nature of the pregnancy.
She has refused to give police the name
of her abuser though shockingly, her 29-year-old father claimed that the goblins🤷🏾 visited the 9-year-old #girl on the nights only when her mother was away from home and inserted things into her privates. The police believe she's being threatened!
There are only 6 known cases in ImageImage
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 15th October 2022

Current: 606,921 signatures
Previous: 570,208 signatures.
Difference: 36,713 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
Parliament will debate this petition on 17 October 2022.

You'll be able to watch online on the #UK #Parliament #YouTube channel

Need the petition to be at least 1 million signatures by then.
1) #UnitedKingdom 599,720 (+36,255)
2) #France 1,613 (+88)
3) #Spain 900 (+45)
4) #UnitedStates 550 (+43)
5) #Australia 511 (+24)
6) #Germany 501 (+36)
7) #Ireland 285 (+23)
8) #Canada 261 (+28)
9) #Netherlands 246 (+16)
10) #Switzerland 208 (+16)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 9th October 2022

Current: 570,208 signatures
Previous: 555,757 signatures.
Difference: 14,451 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
1) #UnitedKingdom 563465 (+14286)
2) #France 1525 (+36)
3) #Spain 855 (+14)
4) #UnitedStates 507 (+17)
5) #Australia 487 (+15)
6) #Germany 465 (+13)
7) #Ireland 262 (+6)
8) #Netherlands 233 (+7)
9) #Canada 230 (+5)
10) #Switzerland 192 (+5)
11) #NewZealand 177 (+4)
12) #Italy 143 (+4)
13) #Portugal 132 (+5)
14) #Belgium 125 (+1)
15) #Sweden 107 (+3)
16) #Denmark 79 (+1)
17) #IsleofMan 72 (+3)
18) #Norway 67 (+1)
19) #Greece 66 (+1)
20) #Austria 58 (0)
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🇳🇦NAMIBIA: Road to becoming Africa's #GreenHydrogen hub

Here is our journey so far...

It’s a 🧵
🗓️March 2021

introduced the Harambee Prosperity Plan II (#HPPII) with the Southern Corridor Development Initiative (#SCDI) as part of the Economic Advancement Pillar.


🗓️August 2021

National Planning Commission, Director General, Mr. Obeth
signed a hydrogen partnership between 🇩🇪#Germany and 🇳🇦Namibia and signed a Joint Communiqué of Intent (JCoI) in Windhoek and Berlin.

Read more ➡️…

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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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🥂 “#Conservation research & discursive violence: a response to two rejoinders”, co-authored with Stasja Koot & Paul Hebinck, is back online 🥂

It was removed by @tandfonline a day after publication in Dec2021, for reasons unclear to us 😶…
@tandfonline @PolEcoNet @PCLG_IIED @cep_of @BathSpaResearch @SDC_WUR 3/ Our re-published Response follows 2 Rejoinders to a peer reviewed Review Article published online in Society & Natural Resources @info_iasnr, in May 2020 👇

I am 3rd author on this paper: the 2 lead authors – S. Koot, P. Hebinck – are not on twitter…
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ABRO HILO: Los elefantes del desierto.
Un elefante adulto necesita 200 kilos de comida diariamente y 225 litros de agua al día. Sin embargo, hay dos poblaciones de elefantes que viven en desiertos. ¿Quiénes son y cómo se las arreglan en semejantes chicharrales?
En primer lugar, hay que aclarar que estos elefantes del desierto son tan "Loxodonta africana" como los del Serengeti o Kruger. No se trata de especies ni subespecies aparte. Es decir, son poblaciones de elefante africano de sabana, que se han adaptado a aquellos andurriales.
La primera población se encuentra en el norte de #Namibia 🇳🇦en la desértica región de Kunene, caracterizada por tener incluso desiertos de arena. Si a comienzos del siglo XX eran unos 3.000, hoy día son unos 600, que han ido aumentando y expandiéndose en los últimos años.
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Dispatch from the Catplomatic Mission to the @UN:

1. Demand #SuspendRussiafromHRC as the UN is voting on it today.

2. Tweet to at least one human mission to the UN with the above hashtag. Here is a list of all of them on Twitter:…

t. #LoveYouStepan
@UN Last month 141 out of 193 countries in UN voted to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Countries that voted against were: #Belarus, #Eritrea, North Korea, #Syria and ofc #Russia. The countries that abstained from voting were: #Algeria, #Angola, #Armenia, #Bangladesh (1/3)
#Bolivia, #Burundi, Central African Republic, #China, #Congo, #Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, #India, #Iran, #Iraq, #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, #Madagascar, #Mali, #Mongolia, #Mozambique, #Namibia, #Nicaragua, #Pakistan, #Senegal (2/3)
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1/18 Yesterday the @GermanEmbassySA (South Africa) reacted pretty cool on a Russian propaganda tweet. In response, there are many hateful comments against Germany, referring, for example, to the #genocide by Germans in #Namibia. Let me look back for a second: 🧵
2/18 It is true that over a hundred years ago terrible crimes were committed by Germans in Namibia, I am ashamed of it since I knew about it. –– History went on. After much back and forth between other colonial forces, Namibia was considered as the "5th province" of South Africa
3/18 and referred to as South West Africa until 1989. For almost 30 years, a guerrilla warfare prevailed between South Africa and Angola, Namibia in between. The apartheid regime of South Africa felt empowered to make military incursions to prevent possibly communist or
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Happening now: @FirstLadyNam #Namibia Monica Geingos hosts @WHO Chief Scientist @doctorsoumya Swaminathan and panel, sharing advice, answering questions on #COVID19.… ImageImage
It's a difficult time for #Namibia frontline workers. "As a clinician, it was a rapid learning curve." But we were making advances in fighting #Covid19, flattening the curve. Now, facing more infectious #DeltaVariant, the only way out is vaccines - Pulmonologist Willie Bruwer. Image
“We have lost people who were going to drive this country forward. Our only way out is a vaccine.” Look at #SouthAfrica. Accumulation of deaths, financial hardship, loss of faith in government leaders, who cannot prevent the deaths. Image
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🧵 As coronavirus continues to kill thousands per day, it's important to humanize their deaths. This thread is dedicated to the countless young people worldwide lost to COVID. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid💔 Image
Each thread will memorialize 40 people under the age of 50 from different countries. I'll periodically add to the thread. Assume all people were unvaccinated unless stated otherwise. My hope is to contribute to a worldwide database for those killed by COVID.
There are over 193 countries and countless stories to be told - ex Russia, China, India, Uganda, Nigeria etc. If you know of a young person that has died from COVID, then please add them in the comments or tag me. Let's ensure their memories live on. Thank you 🙏🏽
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📣NEW📣 Our monthly #INFOGRAPHIC is here, with all you need to know about how #African countries are responding to #COVID19.

Our headline?

While deliveries are still far too low, #China has surpassed #COVAX as #Africa's top vaccine source. How and why? Read on 🧵👇🏾!

2/ The first fact to be aware of is that #Africa accounts for under 3% of global cases, under 4% of global deaths, and under 2% of global vaccines administered.
3/ African governments and the @_AfricanUnion have so far ordered doses to cover 50% of the population. But only 1.9% of the population could be covered right now. It's a huge discrepancy, because deliveries are too slow.
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BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE SITUATION- a thread🧵 Did you know that Canadian fossil fuel company ReconAfrica is trying to drill for oil in the sensitive Okavango watershed, upstream of the world-famous #OkavangoDelta ?
ReconAfrica is a Canadian-registered junior oil and gas company that wants to open up a huge, new sedimentary basin in Namibia and Botswana called the Kavango Basin. They have started exploratory drilling in the Kavango region in northeastern Namibia. MAP @NatGeo
ReconAfrica’s license areas, one in #Namibia and one in #Botswana, cover a total of 34,325 sq kms. These licensed areas lie over part of the Okavango River Basin and border the Okavango River, which together feed into the Okavango Delta.…
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Thread on why we have lodged an objection with Namibia's Environmental Commissioner regarding #ReconAfrica's planned 2D seismic surveys criss-crossing #elephant migration corridors across the Kavango regions of Namibia.…
Our objection is coupled with a plea to employ the #precautionary principle to protect the largest cross-border #elephant herd from the harmful actions linked not only to seismic surveying but also from the ongoing exploratory #oil and #gas #drilling in #Namibia.
Seismic surveys help locate oil and gas reservoirs. It takes place by laying receptors called geophones along either a line (2D) or in a grid (3D) and detonating an explosive device, then recording the various soundwaves that are picked up by the geophones. Image: RBS
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The @JewishBund stands in solidarity with the Herero and Nama people in their rejection of Germany’s reconciliation deal with #Namibia...

Between 1884 and 1918, the German empire progressively dispossessed the Herero and Nama people of their lands...
used their bodies for scientific experimentation, and by 1908 had murdered thousands in brutal concentration camps. This was the Herero and Nama genocide – the effects of which linger on in Namibia, in Germany, and beyond today.

For almost a century the reign of white supremacy has actively silenced this history in Germany – it has been totally unrecognised, rarely spoken of, left unanswered for.
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Alemanha reconhece oficialmente que a política colonial do país na atual Namíbia foi #Genocida

No então no Sudoeste Africano Alemão, entre 1904 e 1907, os povos herero e namaqua foram quase exterminados

Algo que repercute nas políticas alemãs de 30 anos depois
O comandante alemão das ações genocidas foi o general Lothar von Trotha, que via como uma guerra contra selvagens sequer humanos, 100 mil mortos

Ele foi para a reserva em 1910 e não lutou na Grande Guerra. Ainda assim, os nazistas o elevaram a "herói" e renderam homenagens(...)
(...) Isso acontecia por verem a violência colonial na atual #Namibia como uma "prova" da "superioridade" do homem branco, e também para legitimar ambições imperialistas alemãs

Hitler e os nazistas não estavam interessados em posses africanas, mas alguns setores estavam(...)
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#COVID_SSA Week 61 UPDATE to 8/5/21 – 36,291 new #COVID19 cases last week (-12% on Week 61) and 973 deaths (-4%). W Africa now -70% below peak for new cases, Central -5%, E -64% and Southern -89%. THREAD👉 for more details @NIHRglobal @AfricaCDC 1/10> 👉
39/ 46 sub-Saharan African countries have had a resurgent 2nd wave, which 28 have suppressed. #Congo #Kenya #Mali are in a 3rd wave.
#Botswana has yet to control W1
Last week
- the long 1st wave in #Togo peaked
- #Djibouti suppressed its 2nd wave
- #Congo entered 3rd wave
Seven countries reported >1,500 cases last week
#SouthAfrica 11,975 (+41%)
#Ethiopia 4,155 (-42%)
#Kenya 3,185 (-15%)
#Cameroun 2,696 (+20%*)
#CaboVerde 1,984 (-2%)
#Angola 1,622 (+23%)
#Madagascar 1,578 (-22%)
* Trend from 2 week rolling average (intermittent reporting)
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