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#THREAD #RANT on #Turkey foreign policy

Another article (not surprisingly on Al Jazeera) trying to convince us that #Ankara is the victim and Turkish foreign policy is on the defence. The approach is superficial at best and ignores a number of facts >>

aljazeera.com/indepth/opinio…
That Turkey unofficially abandoned regime change in #Syria is not the point: same author, in 2013 Hinnebusch & Tur book wrote "Turkey saw an opportunity to bring abt regime change in Damascus at Iran's expense...it was a matter of geopolitical competition between Ankara & Tehran"
Regime change was an unprecedented policy for Ankara to adopt & a revisionist one; by the author's admission, for the purpose of regional power. 4 interventions later it's inaccurate to say that "Turkey's ability to influence the course of the conflict was reduced to a minimum"
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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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#OIC Secretary General, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen addresses the emergency virtual meeting of the OIC Contact Group on #Jammu and #Kashmir to review the latest developments in #JammuAndKashmir.
Foreign ministers of the #JammuAndKashmir Contact Group member states: #Azerbaijan, #Niger, #Pakistan #SaudiArabia and #Turkey are attending the meeting. #JammuKashmir #Jammu #Kashmir
Secretary General: “#OIC is commited to finding a peaceful settlement for the #Jammu and #Kashmir issue as per the relevant resolutions of the Islamic Summit, the Council of Foreign Ministers, and the international legitimacy.” #JammuAndKashmir #JammuKashmir
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#Tchad #Niger #Libye #Tibesti

Affrontements meutriers entre trafiquants de drogue Tchadiens et Libyens au passe de Salvador au Niger.
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Dans la nuit du 19 au 20 juin, une violente embuscade en territoire nigérien a conduit à la mort d'une dizaine de trafiquants de drogue Tchadiens proches de l'armée Tchadienne et un groupuscule rival libyen.
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Le bilan est particulièrement lourd côté Tchadien: une trentaine de morts selon un bilan provisoire diffusé dans des groupes WhatsApp. Parmis les morts, une dizaine d'officiers supérieurs tchadiens.
3/9
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#AQMI #AlQaeda confirme officiellement, par la voix d’Abou Abdallah Ahmed responsable des médias, la mort d’Abou Moussaab Abdel Wadoud #Droukdel « au nord #Mali suite à une frappe de la #France » // #AQIM confirms officially the death of it’s emir due to a French strike in Mali
Dans une compil +11 le resp. media:
1. À la #France la guerre n’est qu’à ses débuts et elle ne fléchira pas avant le retrait du dernier soldat français d’Afrique alors que vous voyez de vos propres yeux comment les peuples de la région se rallient à nos demandes de vous chasser
2. Aux gouverneurs apostats [...] vous constatez l’impuissance de la #France & de l’#ONU de prémunir contre les frappes des moujahudin malgré l’équipements [...]revenez à votre raison avant qu’il ne soit trop tard [...] et de subir le sort de Kadhafi, BenAli, Bouteflika ou Haftar
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Je profite de l'émission d'hier avec @SimNasr sur RFI pour partager quelques réflexions méthodologiques et empiriques sur cette affaire AQMI / EIGS 1/n
@SimNasr Etudier la violence politique, c'est par définition se trouver pris dans des récits croisés contradictoires. C'est le classique effet Rashomon, d'après le génial film d'Akira Kurosawa 2/n
@SimNasr La question AQ/EI démultiplie l'effet Rashomon: on a pas juste affaire à des acteurs sur le terrain qui ont des versions différentes des événements, on doit aussi prendre en compte les versions des grandes tutelles idéologiques lointaines auxquelles se réfèrent ces acteurs 3/n
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1. To get a better idea of where #Covid19 might be the biggest problem in the short term, I organized this growth rate chart from countries with highest to lowest rate increases over the past 8 days.
2. Among countries with a recent #Covid19 growth rate of 18% or higher between May 17-20 are #Ethiopia, #Brazil, #Bangladesh, #India, #Kenya, #Mexico, #Egypt, #Pakistan, #Congo, #Nigeria, #SouthAfrica, #Columbia, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, #Argentina, & #Sudan.
3. Countries Between 6-18% #Covid19 Growth Rate between May 17-20 Include #Indonesia, #Russia, #Philippines, #USA, #Iran, #Myanmar, #Uganda, #Algeria, #Ukraine, #Canada, & #Poland.
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(1) #THREAD OKADA AIR: THAT WAS THE AIRLINE THAT WAS! #HistoryVille #Nigeria #Aviation #Travel #History #NaijaProud There can never be another Okada Air. That much is clear. The... images.app.goo.gl/PPphGQnzcgAR7U…
(2)... circumstances which gave rise to its birth only happen once in a lifetime, and it's safe to say they can never happen again. Okada Air was set up by Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a ranking chief of the Bini people, in late 1983. At that time, the...
(3)...boundary between #scheduled air services, the exclusive preserve of Nigeria Airways (WT), and charter flights, was distinct, but the pioneer outfit #Kabo Air was operating regular flights, and Igbinedion was determined to match him. The initial fleet...
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#Thread: #WomenInNiger, #13Mai, Journée de la Femme Nigérienne. Il est essentiel de comprendre l'origine de cette journée importante pour le #Niger afin d'en mesurer la portée. Tout a commencé avec La marche historique de 1991.
1. Dans le contexte des conférences nationales ayant marqué l'entrée du multipartisme en #Afrique de l'Ouest, le #Niger n'était pas une exception. "Les Forces Vives de la Nation", syndicats, partis politiques, associations, se réuniront pour faire le point sur la gestion du pays
2. Dans l'Encyclopédie Oxford (forth.), Pr Alidou et moi argumentons que le processus lié à la Conférence nationale, 29 Juillet 1991 a été une double révolution: la consolidation du processus de démocratisation et la réémergence des femmes comme force politique visible et vocale
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The recent arrest of @MubarakBala has brought a lot of recrimination on social media, has put a lot of Muslims in #Nigeria on the defensive, and has, again, brought up the accusation of religious fanaticism.
FTR, I do not agree that anyone should die for blasphemy, and the Holy Quran seems to agree that the way to deal with blasphemy is to shun such people until they begin to talk of other things, and not to kill them.
About 20 years ago I used to live at 6/23 Nnobi Street, Kilo, Surulere.

At the time, it was a nice place, with the landlord in the upstairs flat facing the road, me at the back upstairs, Idowu downstairs in the flat below me, and Franca Fashions, downstairs, facing the road.
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Civilians in the #Sahel are increasingly threatened not only by radical armed actors and ethnic self-defence groups but similarly by national armed forces in the name of #counterterrorism. Thread on a few recent publications on #Mali #Niger #Burkina:
1/ This piece underlines recent summary executions and enforced disappearances by Sahelian National security forces in the name of counterterrorism. liberation.fr/planete/2020/0…
2/ As allies of #Barkhane – and trained by #EUTM #EUCAP, Sahelian national security forces thereby contribute to a dynamic that fuels recruitment of radical actors.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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[THREAD] On the recent IS West Africa (Formerly Greater Sahara) video covering multiple attacks across the Sahel- including Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. Recently, IS attacks in the area have been increasing.

Let's take a look at some of the arms aspects.

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The arms used by ISWA (ISGS) are pretty basic, in the little that is shown. Only basic AK variants, along with DShK/W85 HMGs and RPG-7s are used. FN FAL or AK-103 pop up a few times, but their weapons mix is quite basic. (Motorcyle-mount HMGs are always a treat, though!)

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We do get to see a single Grad-type (9M22U-ish) rocket launch in Niger- captured from a regional military. Doubtful that it would be particularly effective save a lucky hit, plus the DPRK-manufactured F-7 HE-FRAG warhead, likely originally sourced from Libya.

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Our paper "Ontogenetic similarities between giraffe and sauropod neck osteological mobility"compares the range of motion and neutral pose of the necks of juveniles and adults of extant #giraffes and Spinophorosaurus (Middle #Jurassic #Niger).

THREAD 1/15

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…
@frco_ortega @PD_Mocho @PLOSONE @mupe_elche @SrParamo @biouned @UNED 2/15 The goal was to test whether there exist ontogenetic-related differences in the range of motion (ROM) and posture of #sauropods. Given there have been many doubts casted on virtual ROM analyses, extant giraffes were used as comparison.
@frco_ortega @PD_Mocho @PLOSONE @mupe_elche @SrParamo @biouned @UNED 3/15 Assembling the virtual skeleton of a newborn giraffe allowed us to reject the hypothesis that articulating bare bones in osteologically neutral pose (ONP) could not predict the amount of intervertebral tissue separating adjacent vertebrae. (Image from @MikeTaylor & Wedel 13)
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It has been difficult for me to engage w/ largely dismissive criticisms of #Nigeria’s move to close its land borders with #Benin & #Niger to address rampant smuggling and #Benin’s systematic flouting of Ecowas trade protocols & other treaties signed w/ #Nigeria.
But I feel this issue is too important not to try to improve public understanding about what’s at stake and why the status quo was untenable. So, what follows is a #thread about border security & rules-based trade, which is what the border closure is about at its core.
I’m going to state upfront that I will not engage re this issue on this medium. Instead, I’ll be doing a Facebook Live on Monday w/ @EurasiaGroup colleague Willis Sparks @ 11am EST/5pm Lagos. Please send (constructive) questions w/ hashtag #NaijaBorder & we will address them.
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@diegorottman En las calles de #Niamey, ahora - para Diego R, Ud lo pide, Ud lo tiene! 🥰
@diegorottman El nene es un vecinito que vive en un asentamiento de desplazados aquí en Niamey. Como él y su familia mucha gente de las regiones que escapa de la violencia de Boko Haram.
@diegorottman Si me permitís, @diegorottman quisiera compartir un poco de lo que está ocurriendo aquí en #Niger (no confundir con Nigeria, que es OTRO país y que es como confundir Argentina con Brasil)
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Je suis arrivé à New-York ce dimanche matin pour prendre part à la 74ème Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies.
Je remercie mes compatriotes de la diaspora pour l'accueil chaleureux qui m'a été reservé.
#BurkinaFaso #UNGA74
En prélude au sommet sur le climat prévu demain, j'ai co-présidé ce dimanche après-midi avec @IssoufouMhm , la réunion consultative des chefs d'Etat des pays membres de la commission climat pour la région du Sahel.
#UNGA74 #BurkinaFaso #Niger
La gestion durable des terres est un enjeu fondamental pour la paix et la sécurité de nos Etats.
Nous devons y accorder la plus grande importance pour anticiper et mieux gérer les conflits latents entre éleveurs et agriculteurs dans le Sahel.
#UNGA74 #BurkinaFaso #Niger #G5Sahel
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Big news from the latest @UN report on #ISIS/#alQaida was ISIS' rebuild strategy and that much of it is being directed by Abu Bakr al-#Baghdadi out of Iraq

But there are a number of other interesting observations in the report...
On #alQaida, the @UN intelligence suggests the group although the health of AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri & AQ's succession plan "are in doubt"
The @UN report also concludes #alQaida-aligned groups "are stronger than their #ISIL [#ISIS] counterparts in #Idlib, #Syria|n Arab Republic, #Yemen, #Somalia and much of West #Africa"
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21. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1-20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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"The Houthi group in Yemen yesterday announced that it had released 12 detainees in the central province of Dhamar."

Houthis pardon 12 held for ‘supporting Saudi coalition’ middleeastmonitor.com/20190726-houth…
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In fragilen & post-Konfliktstaaten Afrikas steht die Polizei vor großen Herausforderungen & kann oft nicht ausreichend für Sicherheit der Bürger sorgen. @AuswaertigesAmt fördert lokale Polizeibehörden 👮‍♂️in derzeit 6 Ländern.

Wie das konkret aussieht erfahren Sie im #Thread ⬇️
In #Mauretanien 🇲🇷 unterstützt @AuswaertigesAmt die Ausbildung von Kriminalpolizisten & -technikern. Über 70 Polizisten werden darin geschult, Tatorte zu sichern und Fingerabdrücke zu nehmen. Auch Zusammenarbeit mit der Staatsanwaltschaft steht auf dem Programm #ProjektderWoche
Staatliche Legitimität braucht einen funktionstüchtigen Sicherheitssektor, inkl. Polizei. In #Mauretanien 🇲🇷 wurden im @AuswaertigesAmt Polizeiprogramm 15 Kommissariatsleiter aus allen Landesteilen in Personalführung, Ressourcenmanagement & Ermittlung ausgebildet #ProjektderWoche
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Nigerian States and their Natural Resources

Is your States as rich as Its natural resources?
Nigerian States and Their Natural Resources:

#Abia State
Gold,
Lead/Zinc,
Limestone,
Oil/Gas,
Salt

#Adamawa State
Bentonite,
Gypsium,
Kaolin,
Magnesite

#AkwaIbom State
Clay,
Lead/Zinc,
Lignite,
Limestone,
Oil/Gas,
Salt,
Uranium

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#Anambra State
Clay,
Glass-Sand,
Gypsium,
Iron-ore,
Lead/Zinc,
Lignite,
Limestone,
Phosphate,
Salt

#Bauchi State
Gold,
Cassiterite (tine ore),
Columbite,
Gypsium,
Wolfram,
Coal,
Limestone,
Lignite,
Iron-ore,
Clay

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2018 #FAAC Shared to States - TOTAL GROSS AMOUNT:

#Delta - N237.81bn
#AkwaIbom - N216.29bn
#Rivers - N186.53bn
#Bayelsa - N172.61bn
#Lagos - N157.80bn
#Kano - N90.18bn
#Edo - N75.79bn
#FCTAbuja - N73.62bn
#Kaduna - N73.59bn
#Ondo - N72.33bn
#Katsina - N68.82bn

Source: OAGF
Cont'd.

#Borno - N67.35bn
#Oyo - N67.18bn
#Bauchi - N65.98bn
#Niger - N64.74bn
#Imo - N64.59bn
#Jigawa - N62.60bn
#Benue - N62.05bn
#Abia - N60.96bn
#Sokoto - N60.59bn
#Kogi - N60.42bn
#Kebbi - N58.22bn
#Plateau - N57.69bn
#Anambra - N56.83bn
#Enugu - N56.33bn

Source: OAGF
Cont'd.

#Crossriver - N55.51bn
#Adamawa - N55.50bn
#Zamfara - N55.31bn
#Yobe - N54.37bn
#Ogun - N54.12bn
#Taraba - N52.94bn
#Gombe - N52.07bn
#Osun - N51.92bn
#Nasarawa - N50.64bn
#Ebonyi - N50.03bn
#Ekiti - N50.00bn
#Kwara - N49.86bn

Source: OAGF

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#Libya : Since 20 of January 2019 #LNA have slowly reentered in Southern parts of #Sabha after an agreement with Tabu tribal forces & with the start of new operation to expell #GNA groups from the city (current map situation)
#Libya : #LNA expanded their presence in #Sabha city after entered in Nasiriyah & Hajarah (where an anti-terrorist op is ongoing) neighbourhoods
#LNA restored control over #Sabha city as 1st stage of operations in southern #Libya
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