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A Surprising Thread of Tweets: To discover who are the attendees of the #US Embassy celebration in #Jerusalem

#US Embassy celebrations: A who's who of the Israeli arms trade

972mag.com/u-s-embassy-op… via @972mag
Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
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Today is #ChilembweDay in #Malawi, a day to honor one of the country's celebrated heroes.

John Chilembwe was a Baptist preacher who led a rebellion against colonial rule.
Chilembwe was "trained in an American Negro Baptist seminary", writes George Shepperson. jstor.org/stable/pdf/272… (See also his book w/Thomas Price on Chilembwe: amazon.com/Independent-Af… )
During his time in the US, Chilembwe "imbibed the ideological ferment of African-American intellectual circles, and learned about John Brown and other abolitionists and emancipators," wrote political scientist Robert Rotberg mail.harvardmagazine.com/2005/03/john-c…
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OK, now we get onto what I wanted to do for y'all this late evening.
Namely, hoodoos! If you do, hoodoo.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_(g…
a.k.a. tent rock, fairy chimney or earth pyramid. All these photos are mine or with my camera by someone else, 2013, remote area of #Tanzania.
No hoodoo, but in which you see me, following the local guide, to go see hoodoos. Remote area of #Tanzania, 2013. I was the only foreigner there. A couple of Tanzanian tourists too, but srsly infrequented.
This is a very well-camouflaged praying-mantis I found along the way. The area is semi-arid to quite arid, so its coloration is very well-done.
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@Refugees #BurundiPeace "From 2016 to today, following the improvement of security in #Burundi, 100,025+ Burundians repatriated themselves in 2016, 68,000+ until Aug.15, 2017 & 7549+ officially repatriated after the tripartite of August 29-31, 2017"
ikiriho.org/2017/11/08/rap…
@Refugees #Burundi
Refugees' eagerness to come back home is showing
@Refugees #BurundiPeace
Great news: Refugees on their way back.
In the course of 2018, more than 60,000 #Burundi-ans are expected to return from #Tanzania.
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#BurundiReturnees — Refugees from #DRC now back on #Burundi soil, on transit site.

#BurundiPeace
#BurundiPeace is restored — Feb 2018, @EA_Bunge MP @WanjikuMuhia, affirms and maintains that #Burundi is ripe for foreign investors from #EAC and beyond.
"A palpable sense of delight could be felt at the ceremony held to mark the end of the camp decommissioning process. "
The process of decommissioning #Burundi’s IDP (internally displaced persons ) Camps is raising #Hope

reliefweb.int/report/burundi…
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