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@SpeakerPelosi your broom awaits you. It's #Immoral to have a wall around your home in Cali Nancy. #BoozerNancy why aren't the #MigrantCaravsns living in your home Nancy? Nancy smh. Your pro-abortion and yet you dropped 5 babies from your twat right? How's nephew Gavin?
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1) Another exposé by Nordic Monitor: Operative of #Turkey’s spy agency MİT sent $600,000 to al-Shabab in #Somalia nordicmonitor.com/2019/01/operat…
2) Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), led by a pro-Iranian Islamist figure Hakan Fidan, delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars to the al-Shabab terrorist organization in Somalia through a former Gitmo detainee.
3) The transfer of the funds was picked up by the US government, which alerted Turkish authorities and asked for an investigation into the network that enabled the funding of al-Shabab.
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1/ It’s 13hrs since #AMISOM posted a Tweet about the mortar attack on the MIA compound in #Somalia🇸🇴. Here it is:
2/ One hour later @UNSomalia issued a press release that directly contradicted what #AMISOM Tweeted about the attack. Here’s that Tweet:
3/ For information-environment context, photos of the damage caused by the mortar attack was already circulating on Twitter when @amisomsomalia posted its Tweet. Here’s an example:
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials

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Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.
cpj.org/data/people/je…
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Every day their news is filled with stories about protest, terrorism, crime, trolling gov't officials, Qatar, travels made by president and PM and clan clashes.
News is about things that happen, not things that don’t happen. 
In this thrd i will talk about what i call FAKE NEWS.
Most of the #Somali journalists or those who were employed to talk about #Somalia focus on stories about war as if they are "war correspondents". They will rather talk about protest or small explosion than developments in the country.
Some journalists are making things worse, they can make it better.
There are many good journalists working today for good quality media. But they're trapped in an agenda of politics, fear, crisis, scandal and corruption. They are giving us a wrong picture of our country. So Sad.
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BREAKING Ethiopian forces in Baidoa arrest former #Alshabab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow and presidential candidate of south west regional state in raid #Somalia
Update Chief campaigner of Robow told Dalsan that Ethiopian troops tortured the candidate during the raid #Somalia
Update Tension in #Baidoa and all communications were shut down #Somalia
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LIVE THREAD: on Current Political Development in #Somalia. Here is my analysis on what's happening now at the federal parliament. First some background. Deputy speaker Muudey dismissed the Parliamentary Oversight Committee last week for publishing a damning report against MoF
The report accused corruption & misappropriation for Minister of Finance Mr. Beyle. The Admin reacted by bribing several MP's in the Committee with $10k each, in addition to dismissing the committee while Speaker Mursal was away for a personal leave in Turkey.
Upon returning, Mursal wasn't happy with the infringement of the Admin in the Parliament. So, he wrote a letter yesterday reinstating the Committee & calling Muudey's move not only baseless but out of the legal bounds.
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[thread] When the average #Somali talks about investment opportunities in #Somalia they dont seem to fathom the sheer scale of the opportunity in the Agricultural, Livestock & Fisheries sector!
[picture current derelict Jowhar sugar factory]
In 1985 #Somalia was exporting 500,000 tons of high sucrose content sugar a year!
More than the combined output of tanzania & ethiopia currently, more than the tonnage produced by kenya in 2018!
In 1999 approx after 7 yrs of state collapse output was 210,000 tonnes!
Sugar imp in to #Somalia is $300 m + lets assume half of that is transhipped on to EAC & IGAD countries, you are looking at a local market of $150 m easy - with the irrigation & reservoir systems in #Jowhar area [PIC], being rebuilt through #Turkish & #Italian aid [Sugar
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Baidoa facing 5 Dec election of Southwest regional leadership, Much of the candidates were two parts, one part supporting Lafta Gareen Mps From Federal And he getting support from Federal Government,on the other hand Supporting mukhatr Robow Fm alshabaab deputy leader.
Candidates supporting Robow includes Former ministers of federal government, Mukhtar Robow was one of the men founded alshabaab groups,(the biggest terror group in Eastern Africa), Robow take fights b/w #AlShabaab and somali forces. 2008 Robow became spokesman of the Group.
Year later, Robow became deputy leader of the group, after the death of Fm leader Adan eerow, the deceased leader Godane was first, Robow was the second, Robow take part many somali youths to join #AlShabaab, Not yet claimed that he was wrong that, and also Give commands youth...
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

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Have been contacting sources in Addis Ababa to get confirmation about the reported detention of former commander of Ethiopian army in #Somalia, Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged Abraha known as “Gebre”. who many Somalis call him “The Butcher of Mogadishu” so far no confirmation.
He is accused of overseeing the massacres of civilians, the shelling of densely populated civilian districts, the ransacking of hospitals in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and various other war crimes, committed between 2006-2008, according to civil & rights groups.
In April 2008, Amnesty International accused Ethiopian soldiers on [April] of killing 21 people, including an imam and several Islamic scholars, at a Mogadishu mosque and said seven of the victims had their throats slit, according the report by Reuters.
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1) BREAKING: US Ends Refueling of Coalition Aircraft in Yemen @almostjingo
@BasedBasterd @BenKTallmadge @wynterklaus @CarrollQuigley1

dw.com/en/us-to-stop-…
2) This is good news and a milestone. The narrative that the decision is in response to "pressure from Congress" is a joke.
independent.ie/world-news/us-…
3) Don't pat yourself on the back so fast @HouseIntelComm @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats

H.R.608 - Stop Arming Terrorists Act @TulsiGabbard ➡️Should pass overwhelmingly right?
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Mr. RONDOS was implicated in corruption scandal for his role as advisor to former socialist PM of Greek, George Papandreou, in April this year by authorities. This was widely reported by Greek media. #Somalia #Mogadishu
RONDOS' support for Farmajo Administration is credited to the greatest fraudster Mr. Abdisaid M. ALI, the current National Security Advisor to the President. Ali served briefly for EU mission in Somalia as a low-key consultant.
"Alexander Rondos is a citizen of Greece born in 1954 in the Sultanate of Zanzibar (Tanzania). He studied in the UK, was a correspondent for the British magazine West Africa Magazine, and then worked for Catholic Relief Services, an American Catholic NGO." Katehon.com
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This is a thread about the cities and towns in #Galmudug state of #Somalia. On this thread, we (GSD team) will post pictures and information about the cities and towns across Galmudug state.
From the East coast to the southern state border (Galmudug state - Hirshabelle state border), then from the western border (Ethiopia - Somalia border) to the Northern state border (Galmudug state - Puntland state border).
1) #Hobyo also known as the heart of #Somalia is an ancient port city located in the central mudug region of Somalia. During the 13th century hobyo served as one of the strategic trading hubs of the Ajuran sultanate -First picture circa 1925.
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In two separate incidents in Lower Shabelle region, #AMISOM troops have killed more than eight #AlShabaab fighters, including a top commander.
The commander, a chief finance controller of #AlShabaab and head of the Zakat tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed on Monday after #AMISOM troops ambushed a venue of an #AlShabaab meeting in Bariire.
The incident in Bariire comes after a botched probe attack by #AlShabaab on an #AMISOM Forward Operating Base (FOB) at kilometre 50, on Sunday, in which seven militants were killed and a technical vehicle destroyed.
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‼️Mapping Erik Prince’s Private Mercenary Empire

📌Prince is the modern architect of private military firms

📌His latest venture is in training security personnel in China

📌But he's been all over the world, outsourcing militaries to cheap labor markets
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Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces.
#ErikPrince #China
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Prince, a former Navy SEAL, helped found Blackwater in 1997. The company rose to prominence after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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1.#Trump was involved with #SaudiArabia early on, since at least the 1990´s,
In 1991 #Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal purchased #Trump’s yacht, #Trump Princess

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

buzzfeednews.com/article/andrew…
2.#Trump was forced to either surrender it to creditors or sell it because he was roughly $900 million in debt

#Trump #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Russia

nytimes.com/1991/12/31/bus…
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Current 2018 members of UN Human Rights Council include:
•Iraq
•Cuba
•China
•Qatar
•Angola
•Burundi
•Pakistan
•Venezuela
•DR Congo
•Afghanistan
•Saudi Arabia
•United Arab Emirates
New members to be elected on Oct. 12 to UN Human Rights Council include:
• Eritrea
• Bahrain
• Somalia
• Cameroon
• Philippines
• Bangladesh
“Countries with poor human rights records like Saudi Arabia will never have a seat on the council again.”
—Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch, 2006
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#Muslims r one of the most financially excluded citizens in #Ethiopia & their primarily reason is #Riba. But I wonder how & where the data for such reports are collected? "Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex" tinyurl.com/ydhmd738 via @WorldBank
Citizens who identify themselves as #Muslims account for 34% of the #Ethiopia'n population (CSA, 2007). This large segment of the society was demanding Shari'ah Compliant #finance for long time. Banks first responded by introducing 0% interest A/C #financialinclusion @WorldBank
Banks attracted millions of customers and mobilized billions of Birr in deposits. Sadly, customers were unaware that these deposits are not #ShariahCompliant and they were subjected to successive devaluations which has impacted them a lot. #financialinclusion #Ethiopia @WorldBank
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💰TaxFraud💰

NYS Tax Dept reviewing fraud allegations involving Trump

The Trumps’ tax maneuvers show a pattern of deception.

Trump by age 3, earned $200k a year in today’s dollars from his father’s empire. He was a millionaire by age 8. In his 40s & 50s, he rec’d +$5M a year.
💰TaxFraud2💰

That ‘small loan’ of $1 million was actually at least $60.7 million — much of it never repaid

Fred Trump wove a safety net that rescued his son from one bad bet after another

The Trumps turned an $11 million loan debt into a legally questionable tax write-off
💰TaxFraud3💰

Father and son set out to create the myth of a self-made billionaire

Trump tried to change his ailing father’s will, setting off a family reckoning

The Trump parents dodged hundreds of millions in gift taxes by grossly undervaluing the assets they would pass on
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#Ethiopia-#Eritrea:PM #AbiyAhmed makes unannounced visit to Port #Massawa & #Assab today, ETV & FanaBc said. It follows last night's announcement that an Ethiopian commercial ship was scheduled to dock in in port Massawa after 20 yrs. PM Abiy was welcomed by Pres. Isaias Afwerki.
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed visited port #Assab & the 71km long road which stretches from #Ethiopian border to the port. He is also expected to visit port of Massawa this afternoon

⏩Ethiopian commercial ship will dock today at #Massawa Port from #SaudiArabia fanabc.com/english/2018/0…
Update: PM #AbiyAhmed will have two days of official visit to #Eritrea during which he will also travel to the capital #Asmara and "will hold extensive discussions with President Isaias Afwerki to assess and expedite implementation of the agreement of 9 July," @hawelti said.
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THREAD: Time for a discussion on the state of news reporting in the #Somali region. A look at the key sources of information permitted to work on the ground. The situation is dire to say the least. #Ethiopia
As is well known, since 2008 the #Somali region had been under a total blockade enforced by former President Abdi Illey. Meaning beyond state outlets like EBC, media outlets and rights groups were barred access to the region.
Over the years, Abdi Illey organized a consortium of like minded ideologically similar outlets and bloggers to gain access and monopolize the reporting from the region. A considerable amount of investment locked down the region's journalism into the single celled realm it became.
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#Ethiopia: The ongoing meeting in #AddisAbeba by executive & council members of #ESPDP, as well as leaders of various clans have unanimously decided to assign Mustafa Muhumed Omer to be the incoming acting president of the #Somali regional state until elections are held in 2020.
Update: It is expected that the meeting's unanimous decision to assign Mustafa will be a final decision that will see him assume the position as acting presidnet, which is currently held by Ahmed Abdi Mohammed (pic) after the resignation of the embattled ex president Abdi Illey
Update: Mustafa is born in 1973 in #Degahbour, #Somali regional state. He is a well known critic of Abdi Illey's iron fist in the region & the rampant abuse of human rights by the Liyu police. An economist by training, he has a Masters of Science degree in Agricultural Economics
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