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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.…
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
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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.
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.

#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…
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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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Keeping Track in 2019: Votes, #FakeNews, and Security in West Africa

#Senegal #Mali @Usmaan_Aali @ea_akin @HassanIdayat @PR_Senegal @SenegalVote @KamissaCamara
Nigeria’s 2019 Election:
What Are We Missing?
Vote buying. Thuggery. Rigged primaries. Logistical
failures. Official misconduct. Ballot box snatching.
Budget delays. Voter apathy. Intimidation. Turnout
suppression. Inconclusive results. Bribed officials
These and many other challenges routinely undermine the credibility and smooth conduct of elections in Nigeria.
@Usmaan_Aali @ea_akin @HassanIdayat @PR_Senegal @SenegalVote
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I was asked on multiple occasions to give my opinion on Presidential #Elections2019 in #Senegal. Were I to vote, I would vote for Ousmane @SonkoOfficiel. Why am I not voting? Why would I vote for Sonko? /1
Sadly I won't be voting bc despite all efforts, I was unable to register to vote. One had to be in NY or DC or in a handful of cities at a particular time of the year in order to register. The current government invested no effort to ease registration for those living overseas /2
I wouldn't vote for the current President @Macky_Sall. He has undermined public property, the rule of law and democracy in our country. This public statement means that I won't be invited to his lavish parties no matter what happens in my academic career in the coming 5 years /3
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D'accord, vous l'avez bien cherché : je vais vous faire une histoire toute illustrée et chatoyante du #wax, ce tissu que (selon ce que #RokhayaDiallo a dit au #Feministival) les « blanches » n'auraient pas le droit de porter sans culpabiliser

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3, 2, 1 : petit voyage dans le temps et nous voilà en 1637, quand la Compagnie néerlandaise des Indes occidentales s'empara du port d'Elmina sur la Côte d'Or (aujourd'hui #Ghana), détenu depuis 1471 par les Portugais.
À Elmina il n'y avait pas de wax, mais de l'or, de la maniguette et des esclaves, beaucoup d'esclaves.
Les puissants Ashantis, qui gardaient le contrôle sur l’intérieur des terres, vendent aux hollandais leurs prisonniers, surtout d'ethnie Fanti.
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Ci dessous, je fais une série de 10 tweets sur la croissance, les investissements et les finances publiques au #Senegal. Mon but est d'éduquer les électeurs en vue des élections 2019 afin qu'ils demandent auprés de leurs élus des politiques publiques de bon sens.
#kebetu #Afrique
Croissance économique élevée ces dernieres années atteignant 7.2% en 2017 avec augmentatn des prix (inflation) faible. Chiffres s'expliquent par croissance réelle *et* prise en compte de nvx produits et secteurs -informel inclu- après changement année de base du PIB. Courbes: FMI
Croissance menée par secteurs primaire (agriculture variable) et tertiaire (services, commerce in/formel). Mais, faible croissance du secondaire due au manque d'industries manufacturières privées. Barrières d'entrée: faible accés aux capitaux et cout élevé de production d'énergie
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#235 Nov 30 2017
Where is BO?
What is the purpose?
Who fired?
11/24/17 Interpol Raid…


12/01/17 Xi tells Obama he wants to expand US ties…
05/20/17 China works toward helping #Mauritania industrialize, expand exports: Chinese FM…
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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
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.
#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.
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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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