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Cindy McCain is World Food Programme Chief?

You really can't make this stuff up..
So, lemme try to wrap my brain around this

Cindy McCain was appointed WFP chief in April 2023… Image
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When war broke out in Tigray, my kids with their father were stranded in Mekelle while I was in AA. In the morning when I woke up to the news on the internet, my then friends started calling to break the news one at a time at which point my body was shaking.1/n
I spontaneously lashed out on my Facebook wall, as if the world could hear and do something, including God! I continued receiving mixed phone calls throughout the day, some asking genuinely if I am ok while others were only prying if I knew some intel!2/n
Even if my head was imagining the worst case scenario, I stayed calm and responded all will be well soon… at least that’s what I wanted to hear for myself.
But when the radio stations started playing Tilahun Gessese famous war song ‘Ethiopia’ 3/n
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In some countries it is common for students to have what they call a 'Gap Year’ after finishing high-school, in order to help them figure out what they want before college year. This gap year has been forced upon students in #Tigray in all age group and for over three years.1/n
Around February 2022 “Education in emergency” was in effect for Kg-6th grade where the grades was revised to fit a compressed calendar while textbooks and teaching methods remain the same. The overall situation is a critical topic for research in education. 2/n
The program was developed and implemented in the most difficult situation than am narrating here. Children had to go to near zero school facilities, where they had no chair or had to carry one from home. Exercise books and pens were luxury so they had to learn verbally. 3/n
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- Jos postaa vaikka #WomensDay tai 2019 vaaleista ja tekstissä on #Jauhojengi'n pomon nimi, postit menevät 2 kävijän jälkeen '#OffensiveContet-tilaan.
- 'Hybridi-tutkija-tohtorit-asialla, koko #Smith -perhe.
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Significant portion of #Tigray population with an enormous potential for change is YOUTH (age 18 - 29 for this context; However without a census for over 2 decades, exact figure remain obscure 😏). Currently war, siege and previously Covid-19 have affected their lives immensely.
Many had to grab arms and fought to defend their sovereignty during the two years long war, disengaging from their daily life and aspirations. Others if they escaped being arrested or killed by forces of 🇪🇹 , 🇪🇷 and Amhara, they have been displaced,
ending up in collective IDP centers, with families or separated and being responsible for their siblings. Most horribly, young women have been raped and became victims of violence which affected their physical, social and psychological wellbeing.
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After 2 years of war, the #Tigray region in #Ethiopia is recovering slowly.
People are traumatized but also hopeful.
A thread with pictures from my latest trip.
In #Adigrat people live in an IDP camp in a secondary school. A mother with 5 children sleeps on a blackboard (left), covered with plastic sheets. Nights in mountaineous Tigray can be cold.
The family can not return home. «There are still militia at our village», the mother says.
Here people have at least drinking water. They complain that food aid still hasn't reached them for months. During the war, over one million people have been displaced.
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Etiyopya ile Tigray örgütü arasında uzlaşmaya varıldı.

TOLF - Tigray Halkı Bağımsızlık Cephesi örgütü/partisi terör listesinden çıkarıldı.

Peki #Tigray’ın yenilip pes etmesinde, yani bu uzlaşmada Türkiye ve Türk Savunma Sanayii’nin rolü var mıydı?

Hatırlayalım 👇🏼
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Tweet 1/10:
🇪🇹 Ethiopia Removes TPLF from Terrorism List: A Balanced Assessment of Pros and Cons @
Tweet 2/10:
✅ Pro 1: Facilitates peace negotiations - Removing TPLF from the list may pave the way for dialogue between the government and Tigray authorities, leading to a peaceful resolution.
Tweet 3/10:
✅ Pro 2: Reestablishes humanitarian access - Easing restrictions on aid organizations, allowing them to provide crucial support to the affected population in Tigray.
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Today, Secretary Blinken has announced the findings of the State Department's review of atrocities reported during the war in northern #Ethiopia:
🔹all parties to the conflict committed war crimes
🔹the ENDF, EDF, and Amhara forces committed crimes against humanity in Tigray
🔹Amhara forces committed the crime against humanity of deportation or forcible transfer, and committed ethnic cleansing through their treatment of Tigrayans in Western Tigray.
Blinken cited "murder, rape, and other forms of sexual violence and persecution" in the @StateDept's determination that members of the ENDF, EDF and Amhara forces committed crimes against humanity in #Tigray.
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The one thing but the most important we have lost and destroyed in our community is Trust! Trust in ourselves, relationships, organizations, government or even on humanity has been shaken to its core.
I believe lack of trust at all levels has caused us friction, hidden agendas, conflicts, rivalries, win-lose thinking, defensive communications which later led to the unprecedented crisis we are in.
However if trust is to be restored, developed and leveraged, it’s the one thing that has the potential to create unparalleled success and wellbeing in every dimension of our lives.
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1/15 📰 "@reda_getachew From Spokesperson to President" 🇪🇹 Introducing Getachew Reda, former Tigray gov't spokesperson & now its president. Despite his resilience, his controversial past raises concerns. @ervstours #Ethiopia #Tigray
2/15 🚨 Getachew's tenure as spokesperson was marked by controversial speeches against the Amhara ethnic group. His inflammatory rhetoric has been widely criticized, and many question his ability to establish peaceful relations with other ethnic groups. #Amhara #Controversy
3/15 📣 During the war in Tigray, @reda_getachew was accused of engaging in criminal activities, which raised doubts about his moral standing and suitability to lead the region. #WarInTigray #CriminalActivities @NeaminZeleke
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While high-level US & EU diplomatic visits drew int'l press attention to #Ethiopia this week, most of the focus was on diplomatic relations, $, and the #Tigray peace deal. There was little coverage of the dangerous undercurrents that continue to threaten the country's stability.
On Mar 15, while the intl press was focused on Blinken's visit, Ethiopia's election board issued a statement condemning the persecution of some political parties by the govt & its security forces, citing illegal detentions, intimidation & harassment.…
The day prior, the Mayor of Addis -Ethiopia's culturally diverse capital city- made highly controversial comments alleging that youth from "some regional states" were trying to flood the city to overthrow the govt. Addis's police chief claimed most of the youth were from Amhara.
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#Tigray had it all. We had Ahmad ibn Ibrahim & the Ottoman Turks/The Egyptians, Italians, Menelik, Fascist Italy, Haile Selassie, Mengistu. But this genocidal war on #Tigray is incomparable to any that hitherto occurred. Its design, scope, intent, & the execution of action plans
defines its sadistic uniqueness. It was cataclysmic & is ongoing. They decided & came to eliminate #Tigrayans as people. Despite the incalculable sacrifices paid in lives lost, ethnic cleansing, genocidal rape, starvation, millions of IDPs, materials destroyed, in the end as
it has always been, our enemies have come back with unrevealed vengeance, the impact we will eventually notice & intent to rule the land of #Tigray. As things stand, they're back in, watched by #TEGARU they had tried & still desire to eliminate. Those who have not left are still
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I’ve a younger brother diagnosed with mitral valve stenosis in #Tigray. Due to lack of proper medical attention, his medical condition is deteriorating by the day. Ever-since the decision to resume flights to #Tigray came by, I was hoping to get him out of #Tigray. @flyethiopian
To that end, I bought a flight ticket for him. Despite having a medical certificate that would justify his trip, they couldn’t let him out. He missed his flight with no fault of his. I paid a sanction fee so he can try another day. @flyethiopian
Despite successive efforts to fly to Addis so he can seek proper medical attention, he was being denied. Putting aside the unreasonable high cost to extend the validity of the ticket, he lost hope and he doesn’t want to try anymore. @flyethiopian
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Thread on #politics and #religion in #Ethiopia 1/14: The country is bracing for a new, nationwide, protest, with possible ensuing widespread violence on Sunday 12. Feb. This time ostensibly over #religion and control of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church #EOTC. #Oromo #Tigray
2/14: The conflict in #EOTC has deep roots, but flared up recently when a group of #Oromo clergy broke with the Church leadership and established a separate Synod, arguing that Oromo representation and culture had been marginalised throughout centuries.
3/14: #Oromo clergy protested that Afaan Oromo was not used in Church, leading to an alienation of the Church from its flock & the decrease of adherents, as well as clergy appointed to #Oromia “don't understand the language and the culture of the people”.
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1. 🌍🔥|👉 Comenzamos #Hilo sobre las #Guerras en el mundo en este 2023🗓️

🪖🌐👉 Actualmente hay unos 60 #Conflictos además de la #InvasiónDeUcrania 🇺🇦🇷🇺, de diferentes niveles. Hablaremos de los 10 más importantes

#Geopolítica #ElMundoEnConflicto

#Hilo 🇪🇸🌐⬇️⬇️ Image
2. 🌍🇲🇲🔥|👉 La #GuerraCivilDeBirmania comenzó de nuevo después de las #Insurgencias de larga duración de #Birmania que se intensificaron en respuesta al #GolpeDeEstado militar de 2021 🟨🟩🟥

#Geopolítica #ElMundoEnConflicto

#Hilo 🇪🇸🌐⬆️⬇️ Image
3. 🌍🇮🇱🇵🇸🔥|👉 El #ConflictoÁrabeIsraelí es un conflicto social y armado en curso entre #Israelíes y #Palestinos por el control de la misma #Patria, que se remonta a principios del siglo XX 🇮🇱🇵🇸🕊️

#Geopolítica #ElMundoEnConflicto

#Hilo 🇪🇸🌐⬆️⬇️ Image
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Some thoughts on my @welt research in the Ethiopian Tigray region, until recently the scene of one of the cruelest wars of our time with a death toll of 600,000, according to estimates. The conflict received embarrassingly little attention from the international community 1/12 ImageImageImageImage
The November peace agreement between Ethiopia and the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has improved the situation, but it is nowhere near a „normalization" that the Ethiopian government is talking about. I have never seen so many people cry 2/12
Eritrea must completely withdraw from Tigray, otherwise there can be no lasting peace. I interviewed the young mother Selam, who was raped by Eritrean soldiers in early January, just a few weeks ago. Like so many other women after the peace agreement 3/12
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Cervical cancer affects half a million people annually, but with proper screening, prevention, and treatment, the burden & mortality can be greatly reduced. The #TigraySiege in Ethiopia has resulted in Tigrayan women losing access to these vital services. @WomenforWomen @GaviSeth
99% of cervical cancer is caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), a common sexually transmitted virus. To prevent cervical cancer, effective vaccines are administered. Yet, in #Tigray, vaccines have neither been accessible nor available b/c of the humanitarian blockade.
Adequate medical supplies have also not entered #Tigray—among them are supplies to perform pap smears to screen for HPV. When left untreated, HPV can progress to cervical cancer. Without vaccines & screenings, Tigrayan women are highly susceptible + vulnerable to cervical cancer.
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@Juha_Korh2 @oikeusasiamies @RSF_fi @oikeuskansleri @Haavisto @anttikaikkonen @SuomenEduskunta @MarinSanna #ValehtelevatMinisterit.
#WEF -regiimin sepustus sotarikollisjärjestö #NATO'on liittymisestä alkaa törkeällä valheella.
- "Venäjä käynnisti 24. helmikuuta 2022 hyökkäyksen Ukrainaan."
Valehtelu jatkuu ministeriaitiossa @Haavisto… ImageImage
@Juha_Korh2 @oikeusasiamies @RSF_fi @oikeuskansleri @Haavisto @anttikaikkonen @SuomenEduskunta @MarinSanna The conflict in #Ukraine was not opened by #Russia on Feb 24, but by Ukraine a week before.
- The #OSCE #France is a witness to this:
#BULLETINNo27 | MAR 2022
- Il pourrait s’agir de #mercenaires de la #CIA...
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"We made significant tangible progress across every one of our priorities this week," says @SecBlinken at conclusion of #USAfricaLeadersSummit.
America will not dictate Africa's choices but will work relentlessly to expand their choices of partnerships, says @SecBlinken.
Additional $1.1 billion to be invested by the US for rising leaders and youth in #Africa, notes @SecBlinken.
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@Juha_Korh2 @oikeusasiamies @RSF_fi @oikeuskansleri
Huomiota herätti, että kaikki kiittelivät #Sähkö-Pekkaa @Haavisto ja #Nuorisosäätiö -sankaria @anttikaikkonen, jotka äärimäisen härskisti #valehtelivat #NATO'n muka 'suuresta kansan suosiosta.'
@Juha_Korh2 @oikeusasiamies @RSF_fi @oikeuskansleri @Haavisto @anttikaikkonen @SuomenEduskunta
Pj oli #Lautakasa-Matti.
kiersi #persut -kysymyksen #Ydinasekielto -sopimuksesta, jota Suomi ei ole hyväksynyt ja ratifioinut, lukemalla paperista 'liirum-laarum' ja liukeni paikalta.
- Koko tilaisuus oli #NATO'n maksama, arvoton #ilveily Image
@Juha_Korh2 @oikeusasiamies @RSF_fi @oikeuskansleri @Haavisto @anttikaikkonen @SuomenEduskunta @MarinSanna #Mediapooli-#Yle.
Suomalaisia veronmaksajia ja äänestäjiä yritetään kohdella kuin sinisilmäisiä idiootteja.
- Hehkutettiin 'historiallista #NATO -päätöstä', mutta vain kourallinen #korruptoituja paikalla.

#Eduskunta Täysistunto 13.12.2022 klo 12.… Image
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How can we talk about governance & internet access where #InternetShutdowns are being used as a tool for genocide?

This year’s @intgovforum is taking place in Ethiopia, a country that continues to weaponize internet shutdowns against the people in #Tigray 🧵 #IGF2022 Protesters hold Tigrayan flags and signs, with a bigger one
For years, the Ethiopian government has relied on its dominance as a telecom & internet provider to cut groups out of the web, and hide war crimes and #HumanRights violations.
Since 2020, it has engineered the longest continuous internet shutdown in the world, keeping Tigrayans isolated in the middle of a war that has cost their livelihood and lives. #KeepItOn
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Very disturbing news from Adigrat #Tigray - according to the Eastern Zone Social Affairs Office there has been a continuing influx of IDPs on a daily basis from the nearby weredas namely Gulomekeda, Zalambessa, Erob, and Ganta-Afeshum .
In addition, it says, there are new arrivals from the central and North Western zones of #Tigray. Some of the IDPs are former returnees to their places of origin and forced to displace again due to the newly erupted armed conflict.
As a result, Adigrat now hosts newly displaced people which accounts up to 142,426 according a latest report of the Eastern zone administration office in Adigrat #Tigray
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#Tigray negotiators Getachew and Tsadkan gave a media interview in Tigrinya on the negotiations tonight. They give the following highlights:
1. The key motive for signing the Cessation of Hostilities agreement was to stop the worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray.
2. While it was necessary to sign the agreement, TDF can and will not disarm unless the security of the people of #Tigray is reliably guaranteed.
3. #Tigray will in any case continue peacefully to pursue the quest to amend the terms of the agreement, specifically those that are unfavourable to the people of Tigray
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