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Finally found time to follow-up the important points raised by our brother @Abukar_Arman

There’re several considerations which, in no particular order, include following;

-so-called arrears of the 3 multilaterals transitioned thus far represent only a 5th of total debt

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-important to remember HIPC doesn’t ever achieves full debt relief as non-Paris Club participation now stands at 51%

-even the total amounts committed by Paris Club creditors for debt relief from its inception stands at $21.8b (shared across qualifying 36 countries)!
-in comparison non-Paris Club creditors' net equivalent is estimated at $4.9b (across qualifying 36 countries)

-the former averages $605m & the latter $136m, per country in HIPC’s existence

-whereas full debt relief for qualifying 36 countries would’ve costed creditors $119.5b!
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OK - here's UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for the 611th day, has put in 10 questions on #Somalia #Kenya #HongKong #Cameroon #Honduras UN rapes, Catarina Vaz Pinto, UN waste - no answers - corrupt - thread
Note: last photo was Big Tony. *This* is the UN Press Briefing Room at noon, with Inner City Press banned for 611th day by Big Tony @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric & @MelissaFleming, censors
Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that #Kenya has accused #Somalia of carrying out an attack across its border? A statement from Prez Kenyatta says Somali soldiers destroyed buildings in Mandera on Monday.
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Armed confrontations reported between forces recently deployed by the Federal Government of #Somalia and local forces led by security minister of #Jubbaland, who recovered the areas from Shebab after years of bloody war, in which he was accused of committing war crimes.
In the clip below, the sound of fire exchanges can be heard. The narrator reports of mortar landing on civilian homes in parts of Balad-Hawo, a border town, in #Somalia. The fighting subsides at the end of the narration, suggesting lull in the fighting.
This footage, if valid, reports damages on Somtel, Somali telecom. This comes after Kenya airfare destroying Hormud, another Somali telecom; the latter can constitute a war crime, civilian target
targethttps://www.facebook.com/farhanabdiwali.xassan.5/videos/548967032641804/?t=2
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After handing #Kenya's KDF the MOST HUMILIATING military defeat (in Kenya's & AMISOM's history) in #ElAdde, Somalia; #AlShabaab has SUCCEEDED in using 4GW (Asymmetric Warfare) to create a CLIMATE OF COLLAPSE in North East Kenya. Teachers have FLED & refuse POSTING in N.E.Kenya.
1. CURSED are the PEOPLE LED by FOOLS for they shall WASTE LIVES, WEALTH, POTENTIAL & their FUTURE.
Feeble-minded Leadership
Kenya is a nation where Islamists kill its civilians & security personnel, while the government (GoK) seeks solution from Islamists
2. UIC & Feeble-Minded Leadership

In 2006, somali terrorist group, Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), defeated CIA-backed secular warlords & established a SHARIA Kirtarchy in Mogadishu. Ethiopia sought to contain this Islamist threat, but Kenya refused to SUPPORT Zenawi's initiative
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One of the largest clans in #Somalia, Mudulood, part of wider Hawiye clan, met today in Mogadishu guest house, despite opposition of such meeting by #Somalia’s government. Lectures were offered in the state of the clan and that of Somalia. Clan becomes a hedge when state fails.
Mahdi, former interim president who spoke passionately, stated no one has power to stop the clan from discussing about their fate during this difficult time. He opposed federalism, claiming Ethiopia imposed upon #Somalia, making strong central Somalia admin out of the question
The meeting tested the power of the federal government, led by Marehan President, a part of wider Darod clan, imposing its will upon elements of wider Hawiye clan. Mudulood demonstrated their power as a clan in #Mogadishu.
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(1/10) This is a report card on #Eritrea Prez Isaias Afwerki considered by himself & NNNN as a political architect of the Horn of Africa. From #Somalia, #Sudan, #SouthSudan, #Djibouti, to #Ethiopia, he has wasted #Eritrean treasury grooming satellite orgs. All for nothing.
(2/10) #SouthSudan: The #SPLA had members who were for secession & members for reforming Sudan and remaining part of it. Despite Isaias Afwerki's cries, the secessionist won and they proved it in a referendum where 99% voted for independence. Isaias didn't attend the ceremony.
(3/10) #Darfur Sudan: Although #Eritrea has no border with West Sudan, Isaias inserted himself &, along with #Qatar (now enemy state) conducted a long and useless effort, including hosting armed Darfuri rebels. In the intra #Sudan reconciliation now, he has no role or influence.
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Today, the expanded #MuslimBan went into effect, impacting 300 million people. The list of countries banned in part or in full, includes Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Yemen, and Venezuela.
#Burma was added to the expanded #MuslimBan. Burma's population is 57 million of which 4% are Muslim - including the Rohingya Muslims who have been heavily targeted by the government. All immigrants from Burma are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants’
#Eritrea, another country added to the #MuslimBan as part of the #AfricanBan has a population of 6 million of which 50% are Muslim. All immigrants from Eritrea are barred, except ‘Special Immigrants.'
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Somali freelancer Abdiwali Ali Hassan killed in Lower Shabelle region
#Somalia
cpj.org/2020/02/somali…
Somali broadcast journalist Abdiwali Ali Hassan was shot several times near his home in the town of Afgooye, about 30 km (19 miles) outside Somalia’s capital, #Mogadishu, on February 16, and died on his way to the hospital.

cpj.org/2020/02/somali…
Abdiwali Ali Hassan, nicknamed “Online,” was a freelance correspondent for London-based Universal TV & a local radio. The 25-year-old journalist was returning from work on Feb 16 when 2 gunmen shot him several times in the head & chest

The journalist received anonymous threats
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Transition plan is security plan handing over security responsibilities from AMISOM to Somali security forces. Initial plan to transition to UN mission is not an option anymore. #Somalia
ipinst.org/2019/04/transi… via @ipinst
UNSOM, UN mission formed to assist AMISOM, focusing broadly on politics and security. In 2018, #Somalia’s government worked with international actors to develop transition plan. Assessment on five regional states indicated effective local security forces and weaker SNA.
#Somalia’s national security council has endorsed a transition plan which had three phases: phase 1, up to 6/19, phase two, 6/19-12/19, phase 3, 1/20-12/21. The council of ministers of Somalia and UN Security Council have endorsed the plan too. The plan had three areas of focus
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Unusual events are developing in Horn. The president of #Somalia with the president of Ethiopia are expected to visit Hargaisa, self-declared republic of #Somaliland: not recognized. The speaker of the upper house of Somaliland though disliking the visit, suggested accommodation
The upper house, Guurti or the house of traditional elders is un-elected body that wields the power( to extend terms to both the executive and the House of Representatives: it did it many times.
For background on Guurti:
see this: crisisgroup.org/africa/horn-af…
refworld.org/docid/51e915d9…
Guurti, the house of elders, lacks constitutional powers to extend terms, however, they played major role in building #Somaliland state: negotiated its contours, resolved disputes and so on. Many fear younger ‘elders’ may be tempted to advance other interests. #Somalia
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This clip was circulated in social media; An Ethiopian officer lectures to Somali officials, including acting governor of Gedo and armed officers. He said the federal army and regional army are one; others incorrectly interpreted his saying as #Somalia and #Ethiopia are one
However, this shows that Ethiopia supports the Federal leaders agenda of taking over Gedo police and Dervishes from Jubbaland. Caasimada.com and other blogs report now Kenya massing troops in Mandere, where Janan, former security minister of Jubbaland is located.
The Ethiopian officer says ‘we’ and adds per Somali translation that ‘ we are one country’ and ‘ we are working becoming one country’. The officer may have been talking about Somali troops working for their one country, but Somalis are already one country, no need to becoming one
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Video by #Ethiopia officer lecturing Somali troops (mostly child soldiers!!) sent to #Gedo: "we are one nation and one people"!!! Ethiopia is no longer even hiding their plans and ambitions in #Somalia!! The is the end of #AMISOM in Somalia!! #Jubaland
facebook.com/1129341363/pos…
Ethiopian troops have killed 11 civilians and one member of parliament during elections in #Baidoa. They have sent a plane full of soldiers to try and intervene in #Kismayo during elections. How is this country a contributing member of a 'peace-keeping' mission in #Somalia?!!!!
#AMISOM is discredited and now directly and openly involved in Somalia politics and internal affairs!! Exit plan needed and urgently. They went from a 'peace-keeping' mission to a threat to stability of Somalia!!!
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Here is UN briefing room Inner City Press is banned from for 583d day by UNSG @AntonioGuterres - Farhan Haq just ended his pathetic briefing at 12:13 pm, has not answered questions about UN rapes, now complicit. Here's Qs Inner City Press has submitted - thread
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, the Deputy Spokesman should provide the "if asked" info about the new sex abuse cases data dumped on Feb 4, two hours before SG Guterres' presser, UN rape in #Darfur and CAR, sex abuse by Uganda "peacekeeper" in #SouthSudan. #2Days
@antonioguterres @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi @CathyCathyFox Banned Inner City Press asked, On Nigeria what are the comments of SG Guterres & @AminaJMohammed on that lawyer Goodness Ibangah who on a rape report resisted pressure from the police to withdraw the complaint; they raided the office of WACOL and attacked her?
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However, it shifts the focus back to the old narrative that Kenyans are somehow responsible for the current insecurity, and that if we "got out of Somalia", the "Banditry" would stop. It also very subtly blames the 'Somali Muslim'.
#AlShabaab #AlshabaabAttacks #NorthernKenya
For over 56 years, those in the North Eastern Territories have been held hostage by the same idiotic thinking pushed by KEGovernment & Media (apologies @DennisOkari) that is OWNED by our political leaders..
It is insanity! In this thread, the historical background of #AlShabaab
@DennisOkari ..from where we last left off. Scroll down or search the other Threads by looking for [#AlShabba] and [#FireWalkers] .
But first, a recap....
"On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, the UN Security Council rejected Kenya’s request to designate al-Shabaab a terror group under
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The #ClimateCrisis, buried in aggregate economic indicators:

A spike in inflation in #India "caused by food prices...a sharp rise in the price of vegetables... pulses... attributed to supply shocks caused largely by extreme weather events"

#foodsecurity
bit.ly/38iVDaJ
Food prices nearly double in Kenya

"economist Ken Gichinga attributes the rise to erratic weather conditions that hit various parts of the country late 2019"

Where is the media?

The doom is here. We don't need prophets.

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity
bit.ly/38A5rNF
☝️...Anyone see a pattern?

In Sri Lanka:

"It is well-known that vegetable prices wrere going up rapidly in the last few months...The main reason for this is the climate anomalies...some crops were completely destroyed"

#ClimateCrisis #food #SriLanka
bit.ly/2GfSAEA
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Wiederholung vom 26. Juni 2019:

Offenbar in #Kassel geplante #Abschiebung von Flüchtlingen aus Somalia. Alle bisherigen Threads (Stand 27.6.19 00:15) hier in der Wiederholung als threads:

Die schräge Fassade des Regierungspräsidiums (RP)
threadreaderapp.com/thread/1217485…
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Wiederholung vom 25. Juni 2019:

Weiteres Update zu den #Abschiebungen nach #Somalia in #Kassel (25.6.19 19:15): Das Verwaltungsgericht Kassel hat in einer Eil-Entscheidung, d.h. vermutlich vorläufig, im Verwaltungsstreitverfahren gegen das
#RegierungspräsidiumKassel Zentrale Ausländerbehörde entschieden.
Der Beschluss des VG liegt uns vor. Laut ihm wird die Anordnung zur Identitätsfeststellung eines Flüchtlings aus Somalia - die eine mögliche Abschiebung nach sich ziehen kann - voraussichtlich keinen Bestand haben. Die Anordnung wurde vom Verwaltungsgericht
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Wiederholung vom 25. Juni 2019:

Neues zu #Abschiebungen nach #Somalia in #Kassel: Alle Vorgeladenen in Hessen, welche bei einer Ladung für heute [25.6.19] nicht erschienen sind, sollen von Polizei abgeholt und morgen [26.6.19] zwangsvorgeführt werden
und - perfide - zur "Expertenanhörung Somalia" laut Zettel auf der zu benutzenden hinteren Eingangstüre. In keinem Vorladungsschreiben findet sich diese Bezeichnung.
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Wiederholung vom 25. Juni 2019:

Update #Abschiebungen nach #Somalia in #Kassel: Im Regierungspräsidium Kassel ist für möglicherweise rechtlich fragliche konsularische Aktivitäten der Somalischen Botschaft der Regierungsvizepräsident Hermann-Josef Klüber (CDU)
mitverantwortlich. Klüber war zuvor Vizepolizeipräsident im Innenministerium Hessen. In Kassel werden momentan vermutlich Abschiebungen oder die erzwungene Rückkehr von Flüchtlingen aus Somalia vorbereitet. In Somalia herrschen Bürgerkrieg und Hungersnot.
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Wiederholung vom 25. Juni 2019:

Hintergründe zu geplanten #Abschiebungen nach #Somalia in #Kassel: "Der Aufenthalt in Somalia ist grundsätzlich sehr gefährlich", dort kommt "es immer wieder zu schweren Anschlägen und bewaffneten Auseinandersetzungen". (Auswärtiges Amt,
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Wiederholung vom 25. Juni 2019:

Die schräge Fassade des Regierungspräsidiums (RP) in #Kassel. Dort werden z.Zt. #Abschiebungen nach Somalia geplant. Uns liegen Informationen über vorbereitende Maßnahmen im Dezernat 42 (Ausländerrecht) beim RP Kassel vor.
Wir übernehmen den Wortlaut eines Informanten + #: Für Dienstag bis Mittwoch, 25. bis 26. Juni 2019, seien (soweit bekannt geworden ist) etwa 100 somalische Flüchtlinge nach #Kassel in das #RegierungspräsidiumKassel vorgeladen worden. Sie kämen u. a. aus (ganz) Hessen, Bayern,
Thüringen, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt. In Kassel würden sie Vertretern d. in Berlin ansässigen Botschaft der Bundesrepublik #Somalia vorgeführt u. mit allen Mitteln dazu gebracht werden, mit diesen zu sprechen, ihre personenbezog. Daten preiszugeben, (Abb. Vorladung, anonym)
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1/ Some thoughts on local and international dynamics behind al-Shabab's unprecedented attack in #Kenya on Manda Island's #CampSimba airbase.
2/ First, apart from smaller attacks on police posts and army convoys along the border, until now there has never been a large-scale assault by al-Shabab on a military installation within Kenyan territory.
3/ Previously, Al-Shabab's only launched major attacks on military targets within #Somalia itself. Indeed, al-Shabab's biggest attacks within #Kenya have all been on "soft" targets: Dusit2 Hotel in 2019, Garissa University in 2015, Mpeketoni in 2014, Westgate Mall in 2013.
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1/ If, as this thread by @yashar suggests, the #US airstrikes in #Baghdad, #Iraq lead to #Iran violently retaliating worldwide, one region of immediate concern could be the Horn of Africa.
@yashar 2/ There is latent Muslim Brotherhood presence in #Sudan, Iranian nationals have been arrested in #Kenya multiple times in recent years attempting to carry out attacks, and Iranian weapons flow across the Gulf of Aden into #Somalia.
@yashar 3/ Regarding #Kenya, in 2016 two #Iran ian nationals and their Kenyan driver were accused of planning an attack on #Israel's embassy in #Nairobi: reuters.com/article/us-ken…
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This is unprecedented and unlike Al Shabab. Despite the authorities and commentators blaming all VBIED attacks on AS, the group maintained a policy of avoiding claiming attacks that they deemed too sensitive such as Hotel Shamo (Dec. 2009) and Zoope (Oct. 2017).
Their claim comes almost 3 days after the attack and just 9 hours after @HSNQ_NISA publicly asserted that they, and their partners, are investigating a suspected foreign country involved in the 28th December attack.
This indicates that the entities involved in the attack pressured Al Shabab to claim the responsibility of the attack. Adversaries employ such premeditated imperative manipulations as a way to control the narrative.
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