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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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#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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[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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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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A NEW airline arrives in Lagos this December. Introducing @cvairlines, the national flag carrier of Cape Verde that operates flights to Europe, North America and South America. The airline operates a direct four-hour flight from Lagos to Cape Verde.
#CapeVerde is listed as #29 on @cnntravel 30 of Africa's most amazing places to visit. 😍 Just off the coast of #Senegal in West Africa, Cape Verde aka Cabo Verde is famous for its warm tropical climate, wonderful musicians, and delicious cuisine. 📸: @samucoar
This VISA-FREE paradise awaits you from ₦145,599 Economy return on @cvairlines. Flights to Cape Verde start from 9 December 2019. T&Cs apply. Click to book NOW bit.ly/2l3L4FO
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Les 4 prochains jours, je vais partagé avec vous l’expérience du camp de vacances à l’intention des enfants vivants avec le Diabète. Une activité qui entre dans le Cadre du #CDIC (Nous y reviendrons).
Avec #assad, @RocheDiabFR @WorldDiabetesF @novonordisk #Kebetu
Photo de famille avant le départ pour Gorée où nous allons passer 4 jours avec les enfants diabétiques. La directrice de l’hôpital des enfants Albert Royer Dr Issa Tall Diop a bien tenu à venir dire au revoir au groupe.
#Cdic
Le camp de vacance entre dans le cadre du #CDIC (Change Diabete In Children) qui est un programme international qui vise à assurer le traitement et la prise en charge des enfants vivant avec le diabète de Type 1 dans les pays à faible revenus.
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#SundayRead by Eyala is back by popular demand (well, kinda: @Asmaaouu asked and I'd never dare say no to her).

As usual, this week I've read a ton of articles about women's rights and #feminism (especially in Africa) this week. Let me share 5 pieces that stood out for me.
In the seven years I lived in #Senegal I often wondered, where are the queer women? I figured they were being silenced, but this intriguing piece by @africasacountry suggests that queer women's silence may be a strategic choice.
bit.ly/30Ltzcw

#amreading #SundayRead
The sisters @MAKEDAComms wrote about how social media is affecting the #feminist struggle in Africa. We stan a PR firm that delivers products and contributes to the movement's strategic thinking!

#amreading #SundayRead

medium.com/@MAKEDA_PR/fem…
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I watched the entire proceedings of #OICMakkahSummit for about 8 hrs, and live tweeted at @Office_AQPk interesting tidbits & observations. Here's some observations on PM #ImranKhan's speech. /1

#AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
PM #Pakistan #ImranKhan was well received at #OICMakkahSummit. #MBS, King of #Bahrain, Pres of #Iraq, PM #Bangladesh, informally interacted with him. #Saudi hosts opened doors at holy sites for only two leaders this time: President Al-Sisi of #Egypt & PM Khan of Pakistan. /2
PM #ImranKhan speech was among the long ones at #OICMakkahSummit. It was extempore. Many Muslim leaders didn't get to speak due to paucity of time. Immediately after PM's speech, Secretariat asked leaders to keep remarks short. PM's speech was among the well delivered speeches./3
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Il y a 2-3 ans, j'ai commencé à "collectionner" et à renseigner dans une base de données des pochettes de disques dans l'optique de rédiger sur #spacefiction un billet portant sur l'usage des cartes (et globes) sur ces dernières... Corpus de pas loin 200 pochettes à ce jour ! 1/4
Et puis, le temps me manquant, j'ai mis le projet de côté... Je le prendrai très certainement plus tard, et d’ailleurs, de temps en temps, quand je tombe dessus, je rajoute encore des pochettes au dossier. 2/4
Mais en attendant, plutôt que de les laisser sur mon disque dur, j'ai décidé de les partager ici et de me lancer dans un #thread au long cours. Il y a des albums de tous les styles de musiques et des artistes de tous les niveaux. 3/4
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#235 Nov 30 2017
Where is BO?
What is the purpose?
Who fired?
When?
Reconcile.
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@CarrollQuigley1
11/24/17 Interpol Raid
interpol.int/News-and-media…

11/30/17
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

12/01/17 Xi tells Obama he wants to expand US ties
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-12/…
05/20/17 China works toward helping #Mauritania industrialize, expand exports: Chinese FM
xinhuanet.com/english/2017-0…
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Aso Rock picked on the bankers of the opposition in a busy week that also saw it acting coy on personal civil liberties and rolling the carpet for two of the EU’s most powerful leaders. All these occurred while cocoa simply could not find its way to the country’s main ports.
@officialEFCC’s interest in @ZenithBank’s transactions involving @riversstategov signals a willingness on the part of @MBuhari's administration to focus on the latter given its pre-eminence in the political architecture of the opposition @OfficialPDPNig.
@riversstategov has emerged as the hub and financial nerve centre of @OfficialPDPNig – a position that has seen its governor, @Gov_Wike, as one of the most important figures within the party's ranks, if not its most influential kingmaker.
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Deuxième thread focus sur les filières agricoles : la mangue Made In Sénégal à l’honneur. Une filière qui connaît l’une des plus fortes progressions ces dernières années. #sunuMbay
CP : ASEPEX
Pour faire un peu de botanique : la mangue (Mangifera indica) appartient à la famille des anacardiacées et est originaire d’Asie. #sunuMbay
Pour la première partie de ce thread : focus sur la production. #sunuMbay
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#ProcesImamNdao Jour 7-

L'accusé Boubacar Décoll Ndiaye, 35 ans, Technicien Supérieur en Bâtiment (au #Senegal) et professeur de Mathématiques (en Mauritanie) à la barre. #kebetu
#ProcesImamNdao - B.D.Ndiaye ne reconnait les faits de financement du terrorisme, blanchiment de capitaux, apologie du terrorisme qui lui sont reprochés.
#kebetu
#ProcesImamNdao - B.D.Ndiaye a été arrêté par la Police mauritanienne. Il dit avoir été détenu pendant 6 jours dans une cellule de 2m², enchaîné à un lit avec un pot pour faire leurs besoins.
#kebetu
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Je vais tenter de faire un #Thread pour expliquer la décision du tribunal dans le #ProcesKAS. Il me semble que beaucoup n'ont pas compris. Je vais essayer d'expliquer les différents chefs d'accusations. #kebetu
Précision: JE NE SUIS PAS JURISTE. Je suis journaliste amoureux de la chose politique et judiciaire (et culturel depuis peu). Je couvre depuis 2013 les grands procès qui se passent au #Senegal : Karim Wade, Tahibou Ndiaye, Hissein Habré, Barth Dias, @kas_sall et bientot Imam Ndao
Commençons d'abord par expliquer ce qu'est une caisse ou une régie d'avance. Le principe de l'administration publique est de payer après service. On crée des caisses d'avance dans certaines administrations pour gérer les dépenses urgentes et les "menues dépenses".
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À venir livetweet #procesimam Ndao #terrorisme #kebetu
#ImamNdao et ses coaccusés comparaissent devant la chambre criminelle pour terrorisme supposé. Le procès a été reporté à deux reprises.
Outre #ImamNdao et cie, l'étudiant Assane Kamara et le franco-sénégalais Ibrahima Ly doivent comparaître devant la chambre criminelle du tribunal de #Dakar #kebetu
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