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After access to finance, another big obstacle to agroecology is *ACCESS TO #LAND & #WATER* 🌳🚰

📰This month we published 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology: Unlocking the potential for transition in West #Africa'

🔎 The research shows why land & water are fundamental 👇🏿

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Rapid #population growth, urban sprawl, and land grabbing have created unprecedented pressures on #land and #water resources in West #Africa. Moreover, land laws, often rooted in the colonial era, have generally failed to protect customary tenure and land use.

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In fact, between 2000 & 2012, some 3 million hectares of land were subject to large-scale #land acquisitions across nine West African countries.

🔎In #Senegal alone, 650,000+ ha were granted to investors between 2007 & 2016 – equivalent to 16% of the country's arable land❗️

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I'd like to share the story of Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi, a young Nigerian footballer.

In 2007, at the age of 21, Tochi was hanged in #Singapore.
Tochi was arrested in Changi Airport in #Singapore on 27 November 2004. He was 18 years old.

He was later charged with importing not less than 727.02g of heroin. His case largely revolved around whether he could rebut the presumption clauses within the Misuse of Drugs Act.
What are these presumption clauses? First: if you have more than 2g of heroin, Section 17 of #Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act (here: sso.agc.gov.sg/Act/MDA1973#pr…) presumes that you are trafficking the drugs.
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#Syrie dans une vid 18m le grpe d’Omar #Omsen dénonce son arrestation en réfutant les accusations d’#HTS sur les dossiers du mariage, de la justice interne et l’indépendance du grpe. il y dévoile l’ID des 3 autres détenus «AbouSaleh #Nice, AbouKhalid #Paris, AbouBassir #Monaco»
#France Dans cette vidéo des images inédites et connues de la participation du grpe d’#Omsen aux combats de #Kassab (ville à majorité arménienne), #Idleb ville, #JisrAlChoghour, régions de #Lattaquié & #Hama #Syrie
De part le contenu et le timing c’est une défiance vis à vis de #HTS dans le région d’#Idleb suite aux efforts du groupe pour tenir les rênes des différentes factions jihadistes étrangères et locales sur zone.
Il y’aura probab un avant et un après pr le grpe d’#Omsen
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NEW REPORT 📰 The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology: Unlocking the potential for transition in West Africa 🌱

🌍 West #Africa has all the ingredients to become a “global frontrunner in agroecology,” according to experts at IPES-Food. Discover why!

👉 ipes-food.org/pages/Agroecol… Image
The report underlines the vast challenges facing West African @FoodSystems today: temperatures rising 1.5 times faster than global averages; 70-80% of the population living on less than $2 a day; & #COVID19 threatening to plunge millions more into poverty and #foodinsecurity.
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Elles sont jeunes, et dans le monde, elles bousculent le jeu. C’est la "génération Greta". Du Brésil à l'Afghanistan en passant par le Sénégal, ces jeunes femmes s'engagent pour de nombreuses causes.

Découvrez notre série de portraits ⬇ franceinter.fr/dossier/genera…
@int3rnationalRF
@int3rnationalRF "Après ce qui s’est passé dans mon lycée, j’ai senti qu’il était de mon devoir de prendre la parole sur le problème de la violence par armes à feux " : @AalayahEastmond, 19 ans, a survécu à une fusillade dans son lycée de Parkland en Floride.

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@int3rnationalRF @AalayahEastmond Au #Sénégal, @sylviediack, 21 ans, se bat pour l’accès des jeunes filles à l’université. Dans le pays, moins d’un étudiant sur trois est une femme, d’après l’#UNESCO.

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C’est parti d’une discussion avec @mouhammadciss sur une vidéo de @brutnaturefr du lac rose qui se trouve en #France. Alors dans ce mini #thread #cultureBite ; voilà la liste des Lac Rose qui existent dans le monde. #kebetu #Senegal
Pour faire simple ; La couleur rose orangé est due à un organisme microscopique qui fabrique, un pigment rouge de la famille des carotènes qui permet au lac de mieux résister aux forts rayons solaires et à la concentration de sel. Cette coloration est observable à ciel ouvert. Image
Alors, il faut savoir aussi que notre Lac Rebta situé à Sangalkam au #Senegal et classè parmi les attractions touristiques les plus en vue, n’est pas le seul dans le monde.
Ainsi selon le site @readersdigest il en existe 7 dans le monde.
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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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So , vous vous rappelez de ce #thread #cultureBite @bite_culture de la semaine passé sur le #carrapide ? On avait fait le 1er tour du sujet avec son identité et son histoire au #Senegal
Dans cette 2eme partie ; nous allons nous amuser un peu à étaler ses influence culturelles.
En mai 2017 le @Musee_Homme de Paris réalise une série de court documentaire (dispo sur @YouTube) sur la symbolique du car rapide qui se termine par la révélation d’un replica du #carrapide au Musée à Paris. Vous comprenez ? ce “cercueil roulant” est symbolique 😊
Sir Instagram, il n’est pas inhabituel de voir que le hashtag #carrapide réunit un bon nombre de photographie. En effet, les photos de #car rapide dans les rues de dakar ont leur place sur @instagram et comptabilisé plus de 2,1k de mention ; c’est bon non ?
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La liste des #Thread de #CultureBite
Le classement est dans un désordre.
Le premier smartphone africain Made in Guinée 🇬🇳
Yasuke ou le première samouraï noir de la l’histoire du Japan
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#Senegal began its #COVID19 response in Jan, initiating a comprehensive #ContactTracing programme & deciding to isolate every patient & give them a bed.
As a result, they've had only 47 deaths.
Each one is individually acknowledged by the government.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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🇸🇳 was also one of the first countries to have a 4-hour turnaround in testing, now much faster, and are trialling a $1 kit that produces results in <10 minutes, which could be a vital tool in sub-Saharan Africa.
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theweek.com/speedreads/901…

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Their science & governmental leadership has been exemplary; the country deserves special recognition. They are one of at least 15 countries on 4 continents who listened to @WHO and dealt with #coronavirus successfully. The West has much to learn from #Africa.
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@Kwasidagbe's final of 4 threads today concerns new work in @ASRJournal which I edit. In view of the #pandemic, it's perhaps instructive to reflect on #Ebola. Ato Onoma @CODESRIA wrote bout #xenophobia in #Senegal doi.org/10.1017/asr.20…
#Ebola in #Senegal & #xenophobia toward #Peuhl #fulani connects directly to #COVID__19 epidemics shape social micro-dynamics & have a #SocialHistory reflecting long-persisting patterns of exclusion#twitteristorians #Twittistorian ~BNL
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#Senegal began its #COVID19 response in Jan, initiating a comprehensive #ContactTracing programme & giving every patient a bed.
As a result, they've had 30 deaths. Each one is individually acknowledged by gvmt.
The West has much to learn from #Africa.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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Great article by @afuahirsch 👏
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#PequeñosGrandesHeroes, Capítulo 3️⃣

En esta edición volvemos a cambiar de continente. Estamos en #Africa 🌍 para hablar de un seleccionado que hizo historia en el 2006, #Angola 🇦🇴. Este es un relato triunfal en medio de tantas desgracias. Image
Angola es una nación relativamente joven, ya que se independizó de #Portugal 🇵🇹 en 1975. Si bien es un país rico en yacimientos minerales y petrolíferos, no pudieron disfrutar de los beneficios de esto ya que la guerra civil los atrapó y los hundió en la miseria. Image
La guerra acabaría recién en el 2002, aunque sus secuelas quedarán por siempre en todos aquellos que la han vivido, sea por combatir como por haber perdido a algún ser querido. De hecho, los jugadores de esta historia no quedarían exentos de este dolor... Image
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It's that time of the week again! The time when I catch up with dozens of articles I've bookmarked all week, and share my favs with you all. As usual, it's all about #Feminism
#WomensRights & #Africa.

Grab a drink and a comfy seat. We're doing this!
#EyalaReads #SundayReads
What does #StayAtHome mean when home is where you are most oppressed? @africasacountry shares the perspective of LGBTQI people in #Senegal where some leaders speak of #COVID19 as divine punishment of same-sex love. Terrifying.

bit.ly/2zTaQna
#EyalaReads #SundayReads
Another source of concern: how world leaders are misusing #COVID19 response measures to restrict their citizen's human rights, including gender justice. Interesting overview by @LatanyaFrett of @GlobalFundWomen in @5050oD

bit.ly/3c0ZN9z
#EyalaReads #SundayReads
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[Thread 145.000 tonnes de RIZ IMPORTÉS
Où est l'autosuffisance en riz? ] #COVID19sn #kebetu #sénégal
J'avais déjà fait une petite réflexion sur une politique agricole locale (PAL) à adopter sans perdre de temps ( ).
Aujourd'hui, je vais essayer d'articuler une nouvelle réflexion sur les 145.000T de riz importés. Dès le début de la crise sanitaire, j'avais évoqué que seules les mesures économiques et sociales concrêtes permettront à mes compatriotes de respecter le confinement:
Le président @Macky_Sall a mis en place des mesures dont le riz importé. La question est pourquoi importé du riz quand on des agriculteurs locaux qui en produisent?
Deux aspects expliquent ce fait: le complexe sénégalais, la compétitivité
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@Worldometers just added two new columns on their COVID-19 pandemic tracker – total tests and tests per million population - which reveals some very interesting info on some of the lesser known cases.

But also, per cap testing is actually the = in #Germany and #Italy.
@Worldometers Also shows the pitifully low lvls in even MICs that have some biotech capacity, e.g. #Brazil 258 tests/million, #India 84, #Bulgaria 81, #Philippines 48, #Senegal 12.

Compare to the #UK, lowest in Western Europe 2,560/million.

#Germany 10,962. #Norway 18,812. #Iceland 65,042.
@Worldometers East Asians actually do not stand out in this respect. #China no data. @SouthKorea 8,875. @HongKong 12,005. @singapore 6,666. #Taiwan only 1,488.

So, testing is not everything. Taiwan has been the most successful with containment, with only 355 confirmed cases.

@sanjaygreddy
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Un journaliste en prison. Notre confrère sénégalais René Capain Bassène est emprisonné depuis PLUS DE 2 ANS, accusé d’implication dans le massacre de 14 bûcherons en Casamance, région où opère un mouvement indépendantiste combattu par le régime de Dakar.
Journaliste d’investigation, René Capain Bassène, qui a travaillé notamment pour le media sénégalais Walf Fadjri, est actuellement en détention à Ziguinchor. #Senegal #LibertéPourRenéCapainBassene #FreePress cc @AmnestySenegal
Il a été placé en isolement sans possibilité de recours à un avocat, alors que l’instruction de cette affaire se trouve au point mort.
#Sénégal cc @REC_Collectif
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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Feb 6 is International Day of #ZeroToleranceDay for #FGM- female genital mutilation.

I was born in #Egypt, where FGM prevalence is 87.2% among all women aged 15-49.

Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM of any country in the world. A thread.
I have been obsessed with and writing about #FGM for decades. Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to this form of torture that serves no medical purpose whatsoever. FGM instead is about patriarchal control of female sexuality. #ZeroToleranceDay
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Nada Abdul Maksoud was 14yo. She is dead because of a patriarchal determination to control female sexuality.

#Egypt: THERE IS NO REVOLUTION unless the destruction of patriarchy is at its heart, unless consent & agency are at its heart. google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.…
Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to FGM. It ended in our extended family just before I was born. I am lucky. It is a form of torture that continues today against too many girls in #Egypt, my country of birth. This must end.

Fuck the patriarchy.
It shatters my heart that so many women I love were subjected to #FGM. It shatters it more when I reflect on how much more the pain was knowing their mothers were complicit and what that exacts - of mothers and daughters.Fight the powers behind FGM at all levels, not just mothers
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Before making New Years resolutions, I thought I’d start by looking back with gratitude at 🔟 things I’ve accomplished this past year.

I want to say a big 🙌🏽THANK YOU🙌🏽 to my colleagues, friends, and family for your support on this journey! #ThankYou2019
Finished my work at @yalefes and moved to a new country.🛫🇺🇸🛬🇩🇪

Though I still miss my colleagues and the students I worked with, I'm still collaborating with them so it isn't really goodbye!
💡🗺️ Started a geospatial consulting business. 🗺️💡

Glad to also be working with fellow @geospatialwomen entrepreneur @JuliaWagemann to kick off new ideas in 2020!

I want to also thank Emmanuel Mondon of @Maxar for connecting me to the #EU #EO space!
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Day 2 #Gambia v #Myanmar #ICJ begins, w/#ASSK up first. She declares #genocide is a crime, applied by #ICTR to #Rwanda but not to #Kosovo or #Croatia by #ICTY or #ICJ, because of a lack of dolus specialis.
Gambia has put fwd 'Incomplete & misleading factual picture'. Situation in #Rahkine is 'complex & not easy to fathom'. (same rhetoric as we have heard for years)
Complexities go back for yrs. Claims conflict btwn Arakan Army w/5000 fighters & the #Myanmar Army, w/Arakan Army seeking independence. The conflict has led to displacement & security measures such as curfew & checkpoints, applied to all regardless of background.
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Succede che, il 9 novembre, a #Parma c’è un imprenditore mantovano per lavoro.
E mentre è in città, perde il suo Rolex d’oro.

Succede che quello stesso giorno, in città, c’è Modou Gaye, un ragazzo di 22 anni che arriva dal #Senegal
Vive nella bassa parmense, è arrivato qui sfuggendo a chissà quali inferni e ora si trova in un limbo.

Modou si trova a passare per Via Farini quando vede una busta di velluto blu.
La apre e dentro trova un orologio.
Capisce che è di valore e corre da un orefice per farlo valutare.
25mila euro.
Quell’orologio vale 25mila euro.

Una fortuna, un patrimonio, una ricchezza per tanti di noi, figuratevi per Modou.

Succede però che Modou non ci pensa un attimo.
E corre dai Carabinieri.
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Truth be told, we have beautiful fabrics in #Africa.

Bògòlanfini or bogolan is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture & has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity.
The Ndop, or dze ndouop or nji Ndop cloth is a resist stitched, indido- dyed cloth of Bamileke origin in the Western region of #Cameroon. It is used ceremonies.

📷: @moityuwaifo and son.
Atoghu also known as Toghu is a distinct fabric from the North West region of #Cameroon. Originally worn by royalty & dignitaries. 

Designs representing culture & history are stitched in patterns on velvet fabric (originally). Today, it's evolved to satin & cotton fabrics.
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