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A quick thread on #Algeria's slow embrace of renewable energy investment.

In the midst of the oil boom in the mid-2000s, #Algeria was making a LOT of money.

Sonatrach's 2008 revenue was US$76 billion.

US$76 billion...

There was a lot of pressure on #Algeria to create a sovereign wealth fund (SWF.)

Everyone was doing it. Saudi. Libya. UAE. Etc.

You could take your oil and gas receipts, invest them in diversified assets, and double, triple, quadruple their value!

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@DrTedros "As you know, just under three weeks ago I declared an end to #COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern.

It was a moment of relief and reflection.

It’s encouraging to see life return to normal – to be able to hug a friend, to travel freely, and to meet…… Image
@DrTedros "But at the same time, many of us continue to carry grief in our hearts – grief over those we have lost, grief at the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on families, communities, societies and economies, and grief that it didn’t need to be this way"-@DrTedros #WHA76
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#BreakingNews Hundreds of Jewish worshipers are in lockdown in the El Ghriba Synagogue (also known as the Djerba Synagogue,) in the city of Djerba in #Tunisia.  "God forbid. We are probably under attack in  El Ghriba," a member of the Jewish community tweeted
A source inside the synagogue tells me that "there are probably Jewish casualite," in the Ghriba Synagogue.
More than an hour after the attack began, Aitan tweeted that "the attack is not over. We hear [gun] shots. There are dead people. We are still besieged in the synagogue. Let's hope everything will be fine.  Please pray for us." @Jerusalem_Post
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Our letter to Biden admin re #Tunisia: "Lending our taxpayer dollars & legitimacy to Saied will only encourage other leaders to believe that they too can get away w dismantling democratic institutions. If the US is truly serious about shoring up democracies worldwide, it must……
1) The US should immediately suspend all assistance to the Tunisian government, as it is legally bound to do after military coups or civilian coups in which military plays decisive role. This has happened in Tunisia when army shuttered elected parliament.
2) The US should impose Magnitsky sanctions on Saied and his enablers, including the ministers of interior, defense, and justice, and not provide any funds, training, or equipment to these ministries while they persecute journalists, activists, and dissidents.
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Syrian world war? Is the label correct? Or is it a Syrian revolution between the people and the regime? We will see that in this thread about the statistics of the number of foreign fighters who came to support the Syrian revolution and 👇1️⃣ Image
bring democracy from their countries full of "freedom", and others wanted to establish (the Islamic State)
An American document revealed that the total number of foreign terrorists who flocked to Syria reached 171,400, half of them from Arab countries, and 2️⃣👇 Image
that the Syrian army and its allies alone killed 51,910 of them, and 33,847 of them went missing.
As for a study by the European Ferrel Center, it found that the number of foreigners fighting in Syria from April 2011 until the end of 2015 reached 👇3️⃣ Image
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No publication fact checks more rigorously than ⁦@NewYorker⁩ imho & no journalist covers MENA better than ⁦David Kirkpatrick⁩ (@ddk_nyc⁩).

This ✍️—on why Ghannouchi’s arrest matters not just for #Tunisia but for the world—is a must-read. 🧵…
“The imprisonment of a leader as singular as Ghannouchi,” Kirkpatrick writes, is not just a blow to #Tunisia’s democracy. It’s “a setback to the wider world.

For Islamists who espouse violence, his imprisonment is a vindication—new evidence of the futility of the ballot box.” Image
Tragically, I couldn’t agree more.

Anyone watching closely knows #Tunisia’s return to repressive dictatorship will be a boon—to authoritarian rulers & jihadist recruiters—who argue Islam, liberalism & democracy can’t mix.

Saied’s persecution of RG vindicates jihadist narratives
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L'81enne Rached #Ghannouchi ha da poco riunito la propria famiglia per mettere fine al digiuno imposto dal Ramadan, quando circa 100 elementi delle forze di sicurezza, molti dei quali in borghese, fanno irruzione nella sua abitazione. È subito chiaro a tutti che Image
intendano arrestarlo. Ciò che lo è meno è cosa gli agenti stiano cercando mentre mettono a soqquadro la sua residenza, perlustrandola da cima a fondo. Per due ore, fra le proteste dei familiari dell'ex presidente del Parlamento della #Tunisia, gli agenti frugano tra i suoi
documenti, rivoltano come calzini vecchi bagagli. Forse vogliono trovare le prove del complotto di cui già sospettano. Lo stesso che nel frattempo gli basta per motivare il suo trasferimento in una struttura militare della capitale. Di cosa è colpevole Rachid Ghannouchi? In
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The Continuing Regional Rapprochement of #Syria and #Assad

A thread 🪡

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In January I wrote about how, after over 10 years of brutal war pushed and funded by outside powers, the #MiddleEast was accepting that the #Syrian Arab Republic, led by #Assad would stay in power.…

The #USA and #NATO countries have been unhappy about things turning out this way, especially as #Syria is a close ally of #Russia. However, the Muslim states of the region are seeing that the future is cooperation, and that the SAR has won the war.

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Tunisian President to Minister #Mikdad: #Tunisia’s stance comes in support of #Syria Image
Tunisian President Kais Saied received Tuesday, at the Carthage Palace, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates Fayssal Mikdad who conveyed to him the greetings of President Bashar al-Assad & his thanks to the Tunisian leadership, government & people Image
for the assistance it provided to Syria to face the ordeal of the earthquake and the messages this aid conveyed and the deep bonds between the two peoples it reflected. ImageImage
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Wagner soldiers in Bakhmut
TOS-1A shelling the Komarovka district in Bakhmut
The road from Chasov Yar to Bakhmut via Khromovo
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The U.S. can stop Tunisia's descent into full-blown dictatorship. Here's how. The practical steps I lay out in this @ForeignAffairs article are actually things the Biden administration can do. But it has to do them now.…
Often people mention Tunisia's still-pending IMF bailout in passing, but no one has really laid out in detail how using the loan as leverage might actually work. There are risks, which I acknowledge in the piece. But on balance this is the best (and likely last) option available.
Yes it's unlikely. But institutions are made up of individuals who have agency. And it's possible that enough people in the State Department and the White House might wake up and at least consider putting brakes on the IMF deal. It's doable.
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Saied responds to Borrell remarks: We reject any foreign dictates

#Tunisian President Kais Saied said it is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties in the country.
Tunisian President confirmed that his country rejects all forms of interference in the country's affairs because it is not under mandate or protection.
"It is necessary for Tunisians to rely on their own capabilities to overcome the difficulties."
Saied confirmed that "Tunisia rejects any dictations of solutions from abroad," commenting, "It is us who [are entitled to] devise solutions."
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#Russian earthquake hospital starts operating in #Syria

Over 30 professionals work in the unit, including surgeons, traumatologists, physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, and sonographers…
Russia’s multipurpose hospital officially started operating on 11 March in Aleppo, Syria, to assist in the treatment of victims from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which resulted in the deaths of + than 50,000 people in Syria & Turkiye combined.…
"A multi-professional team of doctors from the Federal Center for Disaster Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Health has arrived in Aleppo, Syria, to help the victims of the earthquake."…
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🚨 Nuovo strage di #migranti nel Mediterraneo: un gommone con 47 persone a bordo, che da ieri chiedeva aiuto in zona SAR libica, è affondato.
Alarm Phone punta il dito contro l'Italia: "Siamo scioccati. Decine di persone di questa barca sono annegate. Dalle 2.28 dell'11 marzo le……
🚨#Schlein: "Ci arrivano notizie tristi di un nuovo #naufragio in cui sarebbero morte altre persone. Mi dicono che questa imbarcazione ha chiamato il centro di soccorso che ha risposto di contattare la guardia costiera libica. Questa è una vergogna ed è una vergogna anche per……
🚨 Alarm Phone: "Dopo il letale naufragio, temiamo che i sopravvissuti - soccorsi da un mercantile dopo aver visto morire i loro amici - siano respinti forzatamente in #Libia o #Tunisia, dove li attendono condizioni disumane. Chiediamo che tutti i sopravvissuti siano portati in……
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🆘! 47 lives at risk in the Central Med!

Alarm Phone is contact with 47 people in a boat adrift who fled from #Libya. Weather is extremely dangerous and immediate rescue is needed!! Image
The merchant vessel BASILIS L is on its way to the boat in distress in order to assist the 47 people. However, we fear that it will return the people to #Libya. They need to be brought to a place of safety, not to the torturous conditions of Libya! Image
Pullback in the making!!!

The merchant vessel #BasilisL reached the boat but is only monitoring it until the sc Libyan Coastguard arrives to force the people back to #Libya, where they had tried to escape from.
Stop this pullback! They need to be brought to a place of safety!
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On #IWD2023, I share 3 Fact Sheets on #GenderApartheid I wrote w @UMichLaw student Amulya Vadapalli based on

1)What is Gender Apartheid (GA)?
2)Added Value of Apartheid Approach
3) GA in #Afghanistan

Stand w #Afghan Women
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"#GenderApartheid is the systematic segregation of the sexes imposed through law & policy as a governing ideology. In this construct, segregation may be accompanied by the total exclusion of women as in Taliban #Afghanistan, the
paradigmatic example of gender apartheid"
"The apartheid framework highlights the duty of the international community and of other states to take concerted, effective action to terminate the


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I want to introduce you to some of the kind, dignified ppl—most of them card-carrying UNHCR-certified refugees—surviving in utterly inhumane conditions in one of #Tunisia’s 🇹🇳 very poshest neighbourhoods.

This is what President Saied’s “Great Replacement” speech has wrought:🧵⬇️ Image
In the Lac neighbourhood of Tunis, amidst UN offices, foreign embassies & some of 🇹🇳’s fanciest cafés, a large group of refugees—the majority of whom I met were card-carrying UNHCR (@Refugees) certified—have been camping in very cold, rainy weather.

They are hungry & unsafe.
I spoke to 33 (group is much larger) over a few hours this afternoon.

Most were evicted overnight, often w/ violence, by landlords who either enthusiastically supported Kais Saied’s Feb 21 Great Replacement tirade, or feared they’d be criminalised for renting to Black migrants.
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A Stand in #Tunisia calling for lifting unjust blockade on #Syria
The Union of Syrian Students in Tunisia and the Tunisian National Coordination to Break the Siege imposed on Syria organized a solidarity stand in Tunisia, to call for lifting unjust blockade on Syria.
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“End the Siege”campaign in solidarity with #Syria to launch next Saturday
In solidarity with the #Syrian people, a campaign entitled “End the Siege” will be launched next Saturday, at the initiative of the Arab Forum in Amman, & in cooperation with a group of organizations & figures in the #Arab world, #Europe & #NorthAmerica. Image
The campaign comes in solidarity with the #Syrian people who are suffering from the unilateral measures imposed on their country by the #US & its #European allies, & aims to mobilize efforts to lift the Western blockade on Syria, especially after the recent earthquake. Image
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Another journalist called me this afternoon to ask if my 5-month-old had any clothes she’d outgrown because there was a woman with 3-month-old baby sleeping rough outside the @UNmigration in Tunis after being kicked out of her apartment. 1/
I gathered up some warm things and headed down there. When I arrived I asked after the woman with a baby, and met *another* woman with a 14-month-old baby who was 8 months pregnant with her second. Her sister had the 3-month-old. 2/
While we were talking another woman approached me. She is 7 months pregnant. “We just need shelter” she said. It took me back to the horrible night I spent crossing from Palermo to Tunis in the ferry, sleeping in the floor, 8 months pregnant 3/
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Disgusting statement of #Tunisia's presidency at a National Security Council meeting portraying post-2011 programs aimed at settling black African migrants in Tunisia as a conspiracy to make the country "a purely African country with no affiliation with the Arab and Islamic……
Saied's anti-black immigrants' campaign has already started. Simultaneously with deploying security forces on the ground, many have noticed the rapid spread of racist content on social media, indicating the potential existence of a deliberate propaganda campaign.……
These ideas and policies are perfectly consistent with Saied's scapegoating strategies. After putting all the blame on his domestic opponents and depicting them as traitors and conspirators, he's now attacking immigrants using the old tropes associating black people with violence……
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The Touareg Amazigh people of the Sahara/Sahel.
Who are they?
#Amazigh #Touareg #Algeria #Libya #Tunisia #Mali #Niger #Azawad #Agadez
They are an Amazigh (berber) people who live mostly an nomadic live in the Sahara/Sahel in different countries but in the same region. [it still North Africa and not sub Sahara Africa!]
For years are the Touareg people in North Mali/North Niger fighting for independence.
The Azawad(North Mali) is a big succes. The noble men liberated and control mostly everything above the Niger River. The independent movement is called #MNLA with leader Bilal Ag Acherif
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#Assad's regime, its supporters & a plethora of uninformed commentators are driving a call for punitive sanctions on the regime to be removed to facilitate aid delivery to #Syria.

This is absolute nonsense.

It has no basis in facts.

It's nothing but a regime talking point.
Let’s start with some facts:

- 90% of the multi-billion dollar aid effort that goes through #Damascus comes from the U.S, U.K, E.U. & #Canada -- who also happen to be the x4 sanctioning entities.

In all cases, humanitarian waivers are in place to ensure the free flow of aid.
The West has consistently funded & backed the free-flow of aid across all of #Syria & its *our* money that's paid for it.

It’s #Assad's regime that has systematically weaponized aid since 2011 -- diverting it away from opposition communities as part of its siege & starve agenda.
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The admin of Bab al-Hawa crossing -- the sole route open for UN aid to NW #Syria -- confirms that 3 days in, zero aid has arrived from the international community.

#Assad's regime is getting aid from the @UN + #Russia, #Egypt, #Algeria, #UAE, #Saudi, #Tunisia, #Iraq & #Iran. Image
@UN In NW #Syria, financial donations are coming in from abroad, but nothing in terms of real-world assistance.

They need manpower, fuel, equipment, food, shelter etc.

#Egypt managed to get a team of rescue specialists in to aid @SyriaCivilDefe, but it's unclear how they got there. Image
@UN @SyriaCivilDefe The earthquake + @UN inaction/risk aversion has achieved what #Assad's regime never managed:

-- NW #Syria is now fully under siege; from the south (regime areas) & the north (via disaster-hit #Turkey).

Only concerted international action will see this siege ended.
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