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AFRICA Herbs to the WORLD: This beautiful and detailed #map shows every #herb that grows native in #Africa and gives an idea of the countries and #regions where the herb is most common: Birthplace of Man-(and Woman)-Kind! The second largest continent on #Earth, Over 11 MILLION Image
square miles and over 1.4 BILLION people!

#Africa has such a huge variety of #geography, #flora, #fauna and #people that make it one of the most fascinating mix of #cultures and #traditions stretching back over 150, 000 years of #evolution.

With the culture of folk medicine,
cooking and the incredible array of native #plants Africa is truly a jewel of wealth when it comes to herbs.

#Thyme, a hardy #drought resistant plant, grows in the dry landscapes of #WesternSahara.

The #DemocraticRepublicofCongo with 80 Inches of rain a year, the highest
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It's a while since I've had one of these, and not in response to anything specific - I've been very inactive on #WesternSahara lately. Must be a quiet day on a troll farm somewhere in #Morocco. Image
Anyway, I have a rule that whenever I'm trolled by agents of the #Moroccan state, I post photos of the Sahrawi controlled areas of #WesternSahara, to highlight the conflict & #Morocco's partition of this non-self-governing territory. Here's the view from Tin Gfuf, Southern Sector Image
A low granite outcrop, near Tin Gfuf, Southern Sector of the Polisario controlled Liberated Territories of #WesternSahara. Image
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Yesterday I had the honor to host a discussion with the remarkable #Saharawi Human Rights activist @Sultanakhayya1. Here is what we learned from her (1)
Sultana has been subject to daily violence and unimaginable horror for her fight for the freedom of Moroccan-occupied territories of Western Sahara by the authorities. She even lost an eye when attacked by a officer in 2007. (2)
Last year she was kept under house arrest for 558 days in Boujdour. Moroccan police blocked access to the house, preventing family from leaving or delivering vital provision. Any time Sultana tried to leave, she was physically attacked by officers. (3)
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#Maroccogate #Qatargate: le responsabilità politiche. Un thread lungo ma cruciale, quasi definitivo e ben sintetizzato per lo stato attuale delle conoscenze; anche sul ruolo di Enzo Amendola e della moglie e su quello dei personaggi intermedi finiti sinora nella rete. 1/
Dev’esser chiaro a tutti che, il più delle volte, il ruolo di personaggi intermedi del #Maroccogate #Qatargate come #Panzeri e #Cozzolino era far digerire ai parlamentari europei #UE, anche a costo di corromperli, decisioni già prese da Consiglio e Commissione europea. 2/
Per "personaggi intermedi" intendo europarlamentari di un certo peso ma appunto "solo europarlamentari" che non avevano né il modo né la visione politica per imporre certe scelte dal basso. Questi personaggi, soprattutto attraverso il lavoro delle commissioni, per circa 3/
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Following @MoroccoGate #CORRUPTION scandal in the @Europarl_EN,I believe the public opinion have the right to know couple of details I have witnessed during years of advocacy work on #HR in #occupied #WesternSahara in this House of Representatives and other EU institutions.
I strongly believe that the criminal network is #Morocco made & the use of it by third countries,is diffidently a“service-rendu”by Moroccans who were extremely active in EP for decades.I’m not touching granting Morocco advanced status nor how the association agreement was secured
Before 2010-11,#Morocco was somehow comfortable at #EU level and it’s lobbying were basic.this will have two major turning points in its course:1-2011,the vote lost on fisheries agreement .2-2016,the start of @EUCourtPress’ ruelings on the illegal inclusion of #WesternSahara.
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Per capire i tempi del #Moroccogate e quali sono i Paesi coinvolti, dobbiamo ripercorrere le cronache degli ultimi mesi alla ricerca degli annunci con i quali i vari Stati facevano inattese retromarce sui dossier caldi come il #SaharaOccidentale. 1/n…
La #Germania, ad esempio, è passata in pochi mesi dal non avere rapporti con il #Marocco all’accettazione di fondo nientemeno del piano di annessione di Rabat che contraddice decenni di politica comune della #UE sullo spinoso argomento. 2/n
Ovviamente è un lavoro un po’ lungo e non lo farò tutto in questo thread. La sola #Spagna, la cui posizione sulla ex-colonia è ovviamente cruciale, va studiata con una certa calma. 3/n
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 852,789 signatures
Previous: 616,389 signatures.
Difference: 236,400 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #GTTO
1) #UnitedKingdom 842,029 (+232,982)
2) #France 2,298 (+660)
3) #Spain 1,285 (+361)
4) #UnitedStates 840 (+283)
5) #Germany 798 (+279)
6) #Australia 773 (+262)
7) #Netherlands 423 (+133)
8) #Canada 402 (+138)
9) #Ireland 387 (+130)
10) #Switzerland 320 (+110)
11) #NewZealand 306 (+113)
12) #Italy 233 (+79)
13) #Belgium 209 (+64)
14) #Portugal 206 (+71)
15) #Sweden 192 (+70)
16) #Denmark 131 (+47)
17) #Japan 113 (+34)
18) #Greece 106 (+33)
19) #Norway 104 (+33)
20) #IsleofMan 97 (+33)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 16th October 2022

Current: 616,389 signatures
Previous: 606,921 signatures.
Difference: 9,468 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
It is sad that a time like this a poll like this doesn't get millions of signatures 🙁
1) #UnitedKingdom 609,047 (+9,327)
2) #France 1,638 (+25)
3) #Spain 924 (+24)
4) #UnitedStates 557 (+7)
5) #Australia 519 (+8)
6) #Germany 511 (+10)
7) #Ireland 290 (+5)
8) #Canada 264 (+3)
9) #Netherlands 257 (+11)
10) #Switzerland 210 (+2)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 15th October 2022

Current: 606,921 signatures
Previous: 570,208 signatures.
Difference: 36,713 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
Parliament will debate this petition on 17 October 2022.

You'll be able to watch online on the #UK #Parliament #YouTube channel

Need the petition to be at least 1 million signatures by then.
1) #UnitedKingdom 599,720 (+36,255)
2) #France 1,613 (+88)
3) #Spain 900 (+45)
4) #UnitedStates 550 (+43)
5) #Australia 511 (+24)
6) #Germany 501 (+36)
7) #Ireland 285 (+23)
8) #Canada 261 (+28)
9) #Netherlands 246 (+16)
10) #Switzerland 208 (+16)
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Call an immediate #generalelection #Petition - Country List for 9th October 2022

Current: 570,208 signatures
Previous: 555,757 signatures.
Difference: 14,451 signatures.…

#NeverVoteConservative #GeneralElectionNow #WhoVotedForThis #AntiGrowthCoalition
1) #UnitedKingdom 563465 (+14286)
2) #France 1525 (+36)
3) #Spain 855 (+14)
4) #UnitedStates 507 (+17)
5) #Australia 487 (+15)
6) #Germany 465 (+13)
7) #Ireland 262 (+6)
8) #Netherlands 233 (+7)
9) #Canada 230 (+5)
10) #Switzerland 192 (+5)
11) #NewZealand 177 (+4)
12) #Italy 143 (+4)
13) #Portugal 132 (+5)
14) #Belgium 125 (+1)
15) #Sweden 107 (+3)
16) #Denmark 79 (+1)
17) #IsleofMan 72 (+3)
18) #Norway 67 (+1)
19) #Greece 66 (+1)
20) #Austria 58 (0)
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Si les Nations-unies et la MINURSO ne sont pas capable d’empêcher le Maroc d’utiliser des drones pour tuer des civils au Sahara Occidental, l’Algérie devra assurée elle même la protection des civils en instaurant une « no fly zone » a tout aéronef Marocain armé. #WesternSahara
Elle en a les moyens et ça ne lui coûtera pas grand chose étant donné la portée des équipements déjà déployés en 3eme Région Militaire.
On ne peut pas continuer à laisser des civils se faire tuer par des drones Marocains. #WestenSahara
Quand les Marocains se feront descendre un ou deux drones, ça calmera très vite sa Majesté sur la poussée de son arrogance depuis son alliance avec Israël et ça lui rappellera qui est la vraie puissance de la région. #WesternSahara
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On this date in 1976 the Polisaria Front declared the independence of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), liberating the region from Spanish colonialism.

#SADR #History #OnThisDate #OnThisDay #WesternSahara
The neighboring Kingdom of Morocco, however, occupied the state and laid claim to most of it. 15,000 to 20,000 have been killed in the struggle for SADR's independence, a conflict that is still smoldering.

Since 1979, the United Nations has recognized the Polisario Front as the representative of the people of Western Sahara, and considers Morocco as an occupying force, although the SADR is not recognized as a state by the UN.

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It begins: UN Security Council "press" conference by Oct Prez @KenyaMissionUN @AmbMKimani - Inner City Press emailed asking for WebEx access (as it has at IMF) & Q's on #Afghanistan #Burma #Cameroon, #Yemen #Nigeria - no answers. #UNcorruptsEveryone - thread Image
Now @AmbMKimani says UNSC will go on junket to Niger (no UN mission there) and Mali (failing mission); he quotes an unnamed Ambassador at breakfast this morning trying to "touch reality." The reality at the UN today is censorship ImageImage
Now @AmbMKimani says "UNSC is expected to negotiate a resolution for the mission for a Referendum in #WesternSahara." The UN has been supposed to hold that referendum for decades and never did, took money, had sex abusers running MINURSO… Image
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Today's #Sahara & #HornOfAfrica rainfall forecasts follow.

It is now two weeks till the first open democratic #Ethiopian election.
To open here's a high resolution satellite image of the Nile Basin from Cairo to Lake Victoria including Eastern Ethiopia where the #GERD dam is located, and where the Blue Nile - source of much of the Nile's flow - originates in Lake Tana (the heart shaped lake).
We will zoom in on the #HornOfAfrica starting with the wider picture. On the left side of this image you can see a #WesternSahara water transport event which is significantly impacting weather conditions in Europe. (See more in the attached thread )
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We might gonne see soon possibly a diplomatic escalation between 🇲🇦#Marocoo and 🇪🇸#Spain (🇪🇺#EU) due as Marocoo opened its border to Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the African continent, Yesterday 6000 migrants reached Ceuta. The reasone is Spains position about
the topic of 🇪🇭#WesternSahara wich is mostly controlled by Marocoo and Spain remains relativily neutral, the current Frente Polisario, a armed rebell group, leader is atm for treatment in 🇪🇸#Spain. The 🇪🇺#EU rejects 🇲🇦#Marocco's claim over Western Sahara.
Recently 🇲🇦#Marocoo withdraw its ambrassador to Germany due to political disputes. Marocoo strengthed its position with peace agreement with 🇮🇱#Israel under 🇺🇸#USA mediation under the Abraham accords, Marocoo wanted the US to recognize its claim over Western Sahara for peace with
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The blackmailing #Morocco uses against the #EU& #Spain,and the use of two sensitive topics (#migration & #terrorism) has not started with what happened in #Ceuta. It has been the case along the #EU-#Morocco relations’ history. A quick flashback:
1:used to push #EU to accept #Morocco’s claims to join the #EU in the 90s after being lonely/unwanted in its natural continent,the #AU(b/c of its illegal military #occupation of the neighbouring #WesternSahara)->the #EU submitted but proposed an association agreement instead
2:migration used as key element during negotiations of the 2000 #Association_Agreement to maximise the funds provided to #Morocco by the #EU under the agreement and to get what the #EU calls “Advanced status” under the #ENP (European Neighbouring Policy) with related advantages
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1/. In non-#COVID19 times, today would have seen the start of the world's remotest film festival, in a refugee camp deep in the Sahara desert

#FiSahara has a special place in my heart

10 years ago, 6 days & 6 nights in the desert, changed my life forever
2/. I'd gone as journalist to cover the festival, but had been struck by how little the world knew about #WesternSahara

"As our convoy headed back across the empty desert, our thoughts were with people we'd left behind" I wrote in @Independent at the time…
3/. When I got back to London - the sand still in my hair - I handed in my notice

A month later, in May 2009, I became a full-time journalist, started planning for the #FiSahara Film Festival 2010 and - with a small but dedicated team - launched the Free Western Sahara Network. ImageImage
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1/. "We now have a weapon. It’s called Tahrir Square"

An activist told me this in 2011, after the #ArabSpring had spread there from Tunisia

It was a heady time

It that felt change was possible

10 years on, it's hard not to look back on those times without a painful nostalgia
2/. Over the last decade, I've watched as the #ArabSpring turned quickly into the #ArabWinter & the dreams of so many turned sour or were crushed

The civil war in Syrian for has cost 590,000 lives & displaced millions of people

And yet the hope lives on…
3/. The energy of the #ArabSpring spilled around the world

People were thinking about alternatives

The Occupy Movement attempted to give space to that thinking

Jefferson wrote “A little rebellion is a good thing”

But maybe "a little" isn't quite enough…
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#Algeria #USA #Algier #USA #Israel #Marocco #WesternSahara

Algerias PM Abdelaziz Djerad condems the USA for there decision about to recognize the entire Western Sahara as part of a brokered peace agreement between Marocco and Israel, to destablize the area of Western Sahara.
Algeria, Morocco's neighbour and regional rival, is the key foreign backer of the Polisario Front, which has campaigned for independence for Western Sahara since the 1970s
"There are foreign manoeuvres which aim to destabilise Algeria," Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad said, in Algeria's first reaction to the US decision. "There is now a desire by the Zionist entity to come closer to our borders," he added, in reference to Israel.
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#Morocco Joins The Treachery Of #Normalisation

Morocco Becomes The 4th Country In The Last 4 Months To Normalise Ties With " #Israel " In A Deal Brokered By #US , Joining #UAE , #Bahrain & #Sudan .
As Part Of The Agreement , US Agreed To Recognise #Morocco’s Sovereignty Over The #WesternSahara , Where There Has Been A Territorial Dispute Between Morocco & The #Algeria-Backed #PolisarioFront , A Breakaway Movement That Seeks To Establish An Independent State .
#US Has Made A Number Of Economic & Political Concessions In Order To Entice Nations To #Normalise Their Ties With The Usurping Criminal Entity Of " #Israel " .
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As it's announced #Morocco will normalise relations with #Israel in exchange for US recognition of the former's claim to the disputed non-self-governing territory of #WesternSahara, I will point out that Morocco controls only ~3/4 of this territory. Some pics from the other 1/4.
Morocco entered #WesternSahara by force in 1975. The indigenous Sahrawi fought them until 1991, when the UK brokered a ceasefire based on the promise of a referendum on self-determination. This has never taken place.
In the 1980s, Morocco constructed a series of massive earthworks to secure occupied territory against attack from the Sahrawi independence fighters of the Polisario front. BY 1991 these had merged into a 1700 mile long wall or Berm, shown here in red.
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#BREAKING Trump says US recognizes Moroccan sovereignty over disputed Western Sahara
#BREAKING Kushner says 'inevitability' that Saudi Arabia will also recognize Israel
#BREAKING Morocco confirms "resumption" of diplomatic relations with Israel
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Today's #WesternSahara photo. There may be more. Fossil sand ripples, Wadi Erni, Northern Sector.
Enigmatic rock engravings, Wadi Erni. Similar to some I've been looking at today from the Canary Islands, but then, we know there was a link. I like to think the one of the right is a comet. But that's based on nothing except my fevered imagination.
The desert is far from barren. Something lives here, at Bou Dheir, #WesternSahara, Free Zone, Northern Sector.
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Rather than occasionally tweeting random updates, I'm going to put all the emerging information about the renewed conflict in #WesternSahara in one thread that I can update as things unfold. 1/lots
First of all, general background on Western Sahara for those unfamiliar:…
On #Guerguerat, this map from @MundyProf is very useful. Sahrawi protesters blocked the road between Guerguerat and Nouadhibou. The blockade was within Polisario territory, but put pressure on crossings from both Mauritania and the Moroccan-occupied area

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