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#Uganda mówi o 31 mln ton rudy złotonośnej mającej dać ok 320 tys ton czystego #złoto. Takie zasoby odkryli.
Nie wiemy na jakim poziomie badań są te złoża, natomiast na przykładzie naszergo prawa geologicznego, wstępne szacunki mogą rozmijać się ze stanem rzeczywistym o 40%.
nie wiadomo również ile tego złota można by wydobyć aka opłacalność ekonomiczna. Wymieniane są obszary: Alupe w Busia i Karamoja, oba we wschodniej Ugandzie; Kameleng, Kisita i Ngugo w dystrykcie Kassanda w regionie centralnym; oraz obszar Tiira w Bushenyi w zachodniej
Ugandzie. Chińska firma Wagagai już obecna jest w regionie i dokonuje wydobycia i rafinacji. Jednocześnie od marca 2022 USA zrobiły ban na ugandyjskie podmioty w związku z kwestiami niewolnictwa i powiązanymi. Kierunek Afryka zaznaczałem jako perspektywiczny w analizie złota
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Isaac SSentumbwe, a climate justice activist from #Uganda is at @stopg7elmau Germany to issue some very important demands.

🔊 He wants climate finance by having the #DebtForClimate cancelled!

👏 He rightly says Justice is #ClimateJustice

💥“We cannot achieve climate justice without putting into consideration the debt that is being put on developing countries, and yet they are suffering some of the worst impacts of the #climatecrisis...." 💥


"...We want the countries Global North to take responsibility for their actions, to take responsibility for what is happening in our countries. It's because of them that the #emissions in the atmosphere what are multiplying each and every year..."


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1. Pleased to finally share Team Bridgeway’s latest article @CTCWP on the ADF, this time looking at how last year, 2021, was the most transformative year for the Islamic State’s Central Africa Province. #Congo #Uganda…
2. Namely, 2021 saw the group transform in 7 major ways: surging in propaganda, producing beheading videos, beginning suicide operations, public outreach and da’wah, deepening foreign recruitment, exporting its terror abroad, and more frequent clashes with rival armed groups.
3. Meanwhile on the ground in eastern #Congo, the group’s areas of operation expanded exponentially, with it leaving almost 1300 civilians dead. This is almost three times the death toll of 2019 and more than a 50% increase over 2020’s total.
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Exclusive: In rhino horn trafficking criminal case, now Surur is pleading guilty. Inner City Press, the only media here in the courtroom, has been covering the case… and will live tweet, thread below
Surur: My lawyer told me 70 months...
Judge: But you understand you could get life?
Surur: (Pause) Yeah, OK.
Surur: My cooperation with the government, it's not in here.
Defense lawyer: There were proffers but no cooperation agreement. We'll bring it up at sentencing.
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Just IN: 'Medicalised #FGM' - #Uganda Indicts #Kenya and #Sudan 😯
Ugandan girls and women are being mutilated from hospitals in the neighbouring Kenya and South Sudan, a senior Govt official has revealed.
The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Regis Mutuuzo, says
some girls and women from Karamoja and Sebei sub-regions sneak into Kenya and South Sudan to secretly undergo medical mutilation.
Ms Mutuuzo said she got to know about the horrible stories of medicalised mutilation last year in September when she led a delegation of legislators
for a field mission in the FGM practising districts.
She said whereas some girls and women were voluntarily seeking medical mutilation, others were being mutilated against their will during child birth.
“Medicalised genital mutilation is not happening in Uganda. It is happening
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THREAD: #Rwanda, is it the best choice?

As we have all had had time to mull over the extraordinary revelations from last week, we thought it might be now a good time to dissect through some of the issues
This thread will focus on Rwanda in relation to the #PritiPatel deal. 1/
Most of you will have heard of #Rwanda from "Hotel Rwanda" a film that tells a bit about the Genocide that happened in the country in 1994 - in 100 days between April-July - >800,000 Tutsi people were killed in a national Genocide.
Rwanda has been rebuilding itself ever since. 2/
Why is it important that we dissect this deal from the #Rwanda angle?

Well put simply - its because the British gov #BorisJohnson #PritiPatel are deliberately not telling you, if they did, most Britons would be appalled & disgusted at how bad the scheme is for RW & refugees. 3/
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#Ethiopia #NorthAfrica #MiddleEast long rang rainfall forecast bulletin 2022 - #1

Around this time last year I began posting rainfall forecasts for East Africa & Horn of Africa. These expanded to include North Africa & ME.

I am restarting them today.
The big picture. The West African Monsoon is undergoing an intense period and significant amounts of atmospheric is transiting the Sahara bringing clouds & rain to the Middle East.

Rain forecasts for East Africa show significant rain over the coming fortnight.
Sub thread: Covers the past two weeks as West African Monsoon was building. Interestingly the rains appear to be arriving in the Horn and East Africa at roughly the same time, and at similar intensity to last year.
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On #Uganda, #Russia & African Diplomacy. This thread follows @burke_jason's recent article @GuardianAfrica on African responses to #RussiaUkraineWar. It shows how the Muganda diplomat Semakulu Mulumba & I.K. Musazi utilized Soviet networks to advocate for Buganda land rights.
Throughout the 1940s & 1950s, Ugandan writers & diplomats thought deeply about Cold War propaganda. Okot p’Bitek used Wer pa Lawino to complicate Catholic claims that the UPC was merely a communist puppet party. In her lament, Lawino asserted,
‘His brother will bring Communism [so we are told]! [But] I do not know/What this animal is!’ Debates re: Soviet alliances were pronounced in the Catholic press, especially following Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Divini Redemptoris, a lengthy critique on ‘atheistic communism’ (1937).
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Dispatch from the Catplomatic Mission to the @UN:

1. Demand #SuspendRussiafromHRC as the UN is voting on it today.

2. Tweet to at least one human mission to the UN with the above hashtag. Here is a list of all of them on Twitter:…

t. #LoveYouStepan
@UN Last month 141 out of 193 countries in UN voted to stop the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Countries that voted against were: #Belarus, #Eritrea, North Korea, #Syria and ofc #Russia. The countries that abstained from voting were: #Algeria, #Angola, #Armenia, #Bangladesh (1/3)
#Bolivia, #Burundi, Central African Republic, #China, #Congo, #Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, #India, #Iran, #Iraq, #Kazakhstan, #Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, #Madagascar, #Mali, #Mongolia, #Mozambique, #Namibia, #Nicaragua, #Pakistan, #Senegal (2/3)
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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”…
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While this is a significant arrest, the real test in #CARII is whether @KarimKhanQC has the courage to prosecute Hassan Bouba. The message that needs to be 'sent' in CAR now is that no one, including people in the current government, is above the law. That is the top priority now
For background on Bouba and his release, see here…… Bouba was arrested by the Special Criminal Court but freed illegally by the government. There is a case file, ready to be prosecuted. The #ICC should step in and prosecute
Khan often talks of complementarity. This would be complementarity in all its glory. An 'unwilling' government shielding one of its own from 'genuine justice, a willing state court transfers case file to the #ICC, and UN peacekeepers arrest a sitting government official
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#ICJ Prelim Measures hearing #Ukraine v #Russia #Genocide Convention begins. Camera lingers on the Russia table, which is notably empty... #intlaw
#ICJ Pres makes clear RF was immediately notifed of the filings, & RF ambassador to NL has indicated RF will not participate in the proceedings.
#Ukraine has chosen ad hoc judge Prof Yves Daudet.
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.@Google, @Meta, and @Twitter all took action against Russian state-owned media accounts to limit the spread of harmful info online. Meanwhile, #Russia has continued to escalate its crackdown on independent media. New #RussianHybridWarReport🇷🇺 out now🧵⬇️…
@Google @Meta @Twitter .@Google, @Meta, and @Twitter took action against Russian state-owned media accounts, restricting or blocking several Kremlin-owned media organizations. @Facebook and @instagram prohibited ads wile @YouTube blocked #RT and #Sputnik’s channels across Europe.
@Google @Meta @Twitter @Facebook @instagram @YouTube #Russia’s #Duma chairman approved a proposal that would introduce criminal liability for sharing “fake” content about Russia’s armed forces. Currently a draft, the punishment outlined would be 15 yrs in prison and could intimidate Russian internet users.…
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Ein Thread über meinen Freund Robert in #Uganda und wie dort das Engagement gegen die #Klimakrise aussieht.
Letztes Jahr im Sommer habe ich auf einer Onlinekonferenz Robert aus Uganda kennengelernt.
Wir haben einige Male telefoniert.
So wie ich, setzt er sich für das Lösen der Klimakrise ein.
Besonders die Kinder liegen ihm sehr am Herzen.
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Satirical writer and government critic Kakwenza Rukirabashaija (@KakwenzaRukira) has described to Human Rights Watch how he was forcibly disappeared by military officers in #Uganda and tortured.…
In December, they broke into his home in Kampala, beat and blindfolded him, confiscated his phone, and drove off with him to an unknown location where he was kept for 14 days without access to family or lawyers, and tortured.
On January 11, the police charged Rukirabashaija with “offensive communication” over his tweets criticizing President Yoweri Museveni and his son.
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BREAKING: President Paul Kagame says relations with #Burundi have improved greatly in recent months & more will be done together with President @GeneralNeva to fully restore ties, in order for the citizens of the two countries to co-exist.
President Kagame said the issues between #Rwanda & #Burundi, including insecurity along the shared border, can be easily addressed & soon will be got out of the way for the people of the two countries to freely move across the borders. He emphasized the will on both sides.
On relations with Uganda, President Kagame touched on recent developments, including the reopening of the Gatuna OSBP, once again reiterating the issues which in the first place led to the closure of the border. He also used the opportunity to give the background of the problem.
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The following took place between 3 Jan - 10 Jan 22

⚡️Mission: Take on the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Ranges
💥Route: Central Circuit
🎯Target: Margherita & Victoria Emanuele Peaks on Mt Stanley & Mt Speke
11 individuals, one goal!

A Mystical Thread: #UgandaUnseen #Rwenzori202
The JOURNEY: Let's start from the beginning. Touch down at basecamp. This is when it gets real. It's the point of no return.

First things first:
✅ Gear check
✅ Weight check (total of 21kgs)
✅ Technical climbing equipment check

#UgandaUnseen #Rwenzori2022
This prep day at basecamp is essential. It is time for the hike guides to do a final check to ensure everyone has everything they need on the mountain.

The weigh-in determines that everyone has a specific amount of weight in kgs for porters to carry. #UgandaUnseen #Rwenzori2022
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Welcome to the launch event for @HRW’s 32nd annual World Report, covering the human rights situation in some 100 countries around the world.

We’re live-tweeting the presentation of our executive director @KenRoth here… #Rights2022

First, I would like to highlight this year’s overarching theme, as reflected in the report’s introduction.

Conventional wisdom these days is that autocracy is ascendent, democracy on the decline.

But the reality is more complex…

- @KenRoth #Rights2022
In places like #Myanmar, #Sudan, #Russia, #Belarus, #Nicaragua, #Poland, and #Uganda, we have recently seen a public outpouring of support for democracy. People have taken to the streets to demand an end to autocratic rule, even at the risk of being arrested or shot.
- @KenRoth
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#African nations being forced to hand over national assets to China

Some African nations are being forced to hand over national assets to #China due to certain agreements they signed with #Beijing years back
#Uganda has emerged as one of the most recent African examples of #Beijing's debt-trap policy.

The nation is preparing to hand over its only international airport to the Chinese companies because it was unable to repay the USD 207 million loan to the communist regime.
The nation is preparing to hand over its only international airport to the Chinese companies because it was unable to repay the USD 207 million loan to the communist regime.
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A high resolution view over the #HornOfAfrica and Nile Basins from this morning from the @NASA Worldview satellite system. #GERD #Ethiopia #Somalia #Somaliland #Sudan #SouthSudan #Kenya #Uganda
A closeup of Ethiopia's #GERD and #Sudan's Rosieres dams.
And a close up of the upper reaches of the White Nile showing Lake Albert and Lake Kyoga which are downstream from the Lake Victoria outlet of the White Nile at Jinja.
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Thrilled and delighted to be a part of the GOAL trial team – published in @NEJM this week.…
What is the GOAL trial and what does it mean? A thread.
1/🧵 Image
GOAL stands for GwokO Adunu pa Lutino meaning “Protect the Heart of a Child.” ❤️🩺🚸
This trial tested a new strategy to prevent premature death and disability from Rheumatic Heart Disease #RHD 2/ Image
RHD causes >300,000 annual deaths & enormous morbidity, esp in LMIC countries, Indigenous and disadvantaged communities. Many are children or young adults in their prime. Most present with advanced disease, so little opportunity for intervention. 3/…
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Now that #COP26 is over, what lies ahead for resource-constrained, climate battered economies in #Africa? The view from @gyude_moore
“Over 60% of the continent is dependent on some form of agriculture”, he points out. Most of that is rain-fed, with minimal irrigation.

“Any climate disruption has a significant impact on livelihoods. We’re seeing a climate induced famine in Madagascar.”
Heavy spending on R&D on drought resistant seed is vital, @gyude_moore argues, and governments need to own that IP.

“If someone else has the intellectual property, it puts us at a disadvantage.”

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