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"Endgame" -- May 11, 2019
Operation Disclosure…

(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation of the world based on intelligence received from several sources which may or may not be accurate or truthful.)
The Earth Alliance's plan to collapse the fiat debt-based financial system is nearly complete.

These plans were in the making after the events of 9/11 and were set in motion after the collapse of 2008.
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Let me debunk some myths created by the 3D rendering of the #AddisAbaba riverside project
Myth1. Tourism-#Ethiopia's competitive advantage in the sector isn't waterfront devt. Any sane tourist interested in waterfront devt prefers to go to Shibuya Stream, Tokyo or Tampa 1/10
Riverwalk, Florida or V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Our tourism competitive advantage is in historical sites, landscape & wildlife. let's invest in our heritage & parks.
Myth2.Tourism-related jobs-of course the construction & the est. of business around it will create jobs. 2/10
However, the jobs created compared to the total amount spent is minuscule. Had we invested a similar amount in agro-processing parks, it would have solved huge unemployment & helped 2transform our agrarian economy.
Myth3. Diplomatic Capital-yes #AddisAbaba hosts AU & ECA 3/10
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Abebech Gobena more famously known as "Africa's Mother Theresa," is the founder of Ethiopia's oldest orphanage. She was born in a small rural village called Shebel in 1938.
She was only a month-old when her father was killed during the Ethio-Italian war, so she was raised by her grandparents until the age of nine. (2/9)
She then was married at the age of 10 without her consent per the tradition of her community, but revolting against her marriage, she ran away from home to Addis Ababa where she scraped a basic education, gained a job as a quality controller and remarried. (3/9)
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1/ It's fair to say @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 is currently in a financial crisis caused largely but not solely by the 🇺🇸 Trump administration. Here's a thread explaining the state of play
2/ First a caveat: the numbers fluctuate regularly so what follows are just snapshots. @UNPeacekeeping & its troop- & police-contributing countries (T/PCCs) are reimbursed after the fact. Here's an explainer of how it works via @ipinstGO…
3/ When UN Member States don't pay their @UNPeacekeeping dues in full and on-time it hurts 1) T/PCCs; 2) mission effectiveness in the field; and 3) the reputation of the UN's🇺🇳 general effective system for financing #PeaceOperations.
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I'm going to take this time to express myself about the latest developments involving Julian Assange. Read this as a thread and if you share this, please use #RiseUp4Julian to spread public consciousness.
Let me be completely frank about this, since I woke up this morning & greeted by the news of Julian Assange's arrest, I have been swerving back & forth between outrage and sadness. I had to snap out of my emotions in order to do contribute my voice to the #DefendAssange cause /2
After writing the article I published earlier and using social media to speak up on behalf of Julian Assange, it finally hit me the gravity of this moment. In conversation with @sbonifides, he noted that he has not felt like this since 9/11, and I concur with this assessment /3
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This is an excerpt from #SerendipitysTrace, a book I wrote two years ago, a collection of poems and reflections. Read this as a thread.

History’s Malevolence

The middle ground is treacherous
Preaching unity to all sides dangerous
Creating consensus out of chaos
Is often laden with insults—profoundly onerous
It’s easier rebuilding the tower of Babel
But lend me an ear brethren and sisters
What if I told you history was malevolent
Facts rewritten by victors and conquerors
In order to split the masses into opponents
Propagating propaganda to prolong injustice
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The response of the public to the humanitarian crisis in #Gedeo Zone, Southern #Ethiopia over the last 24 hours has exceeded what has been done since it all began last year, 2018.
If you look at it honestly, the crisis they face today is the result of the failure to see the humanity of each other and to not respond with love and kindness to this human tragedy. It has only deepened as it has been ignored.
In the last 24 hours, countless numbers of Ethiopians have proven that we are indeed capable of great kindness. We do not have to bring it from somewhere else, like foreign aid; instead, it is within us.
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#Breaking: Just in - The #EU announced that it will ban all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly over its airspace following the #Ethiopia crash which killed all 157 people on board. More countries to follow and Boeing is loosing a lot of stocks...
#Updazte: Just in - UAE Civil Aviation authority bans the operation of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as a precautionary measure...
#Breaking: Just in - #Canada Transport minister announces to ban all of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for using it's airspace.
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~~Our master Bilal (ra) struggled with Arabic/Tajwid/Makharij?!

Debunking a folklore based on a fabrication (not reliable hadith!)~~

#Sahaba #Habasha #Habesha #Eritrea #Ethiopia
For those who want to watch me explaining it:

Here the two Rafidi clowns, the Park Runner and his brother the Tweezer using the same folklore belief (biLaL strUgGLed wiTh aRaBic/pRonuNciaTioN) and my response:

A famous (yet unauthentic) narration that is widely circulated (especially championed by Rafidah and Qadyanis to justify the failure of their leaders who haven't mastered basic Tajwid) is:

"The 'sin' (س) of Bilal is 'shin' (ش) in the hearing of God."
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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen…
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members.… (Pic: Profile).
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Subax wanaagsan @IlhanMN, I’m reaching out to you to offer a bit of friendly advice, unsought as it is. First, as a fellow immigrant from #Ethiopia, I have to admit that I’m very much proud of your achievements. /1
Even though I stopped believing in politicians after falling for the @BarackObama bamboozle and life’s hard lessons taught me to disavow both parties and ideologies in general, I have been very much impressed by your conviction and your audacity to speak truth to power. /2
Your voice is giving voice to a marginalized majority who have walked away from political participation due to the bankrupt nature of Democrats and Republicans. /3
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#Ethiopia, the following is a tweetstorm in response to this story:… written by @awolallo a couple days back. I add on @Abelpoly's assessment that Awol was awfully dishonest in his writing which I hope to bring out. @Ethiopialiveupd @addisstandard 1/
I start from the title, which is misleading. He forces his & contemporary political view points on #Adwa which celebrated its 123rd anniversary. None of the sentiments he discussed were part of this battle and him dragging it to our current political atmosphere is dispiriting. 2/
Another lie is presented here which completely disregards the historical oscillation of how #Adwa was commemorated. Adwa is not a pt. of ideological contestation and it's not contested by various nationalist groups (he went from country to groups) now. 3/
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#Ethiopia Organizes mass Migrations 2 #Somalia A responsible Source in Somalia Confirmed that Ethiopia is Conspiring 2 Change the demography of the Coastal Cities in Somalia. These mass Migrations come at a time when the Somalis r fleeing their Country & Migrating away 😢
From the famine & lack of Security, Ethiopia in turn helps these people by granting them an Ethiopian Passport despite knowing their different Nationality. In addition 2 this, The media in the West r giving an image of Somalia as a jungle with wild beasts which prey on all that.
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1/ #AMISOM gets its first #Ethiopian🇪🇹 Force Commander. The last time Ethiopia offered to play this role in 2016, the proposed deal fell through...
2/ In early 2016, #Ethiopia🇪🇹 proposed taking the #AMISOM FC position if it could deploy an additional 1,000 troops into AMISOM & deploy a contingent to #Mogadishu. This was rejected in favor of a #Djibouti🇩🇯 FC. See p.201…
3/ It's an interesting time for an #Ethiopian🇪🇹 #AMISOM FC given recent events around #Baidoa w the detention of #Robow involving #ENDF troops; the #AlShabaab ambush of ENDF convoys; & ongoing unilateral ENDF helicopter operations.
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Fact check Thread about @igadsecretariat Genale- Dawa River Basin impacts Juba River in #Somalia :
1- this agreement only addresses Dawa River, which contributes 10% to Juba vs. 90% Genale & Weebi rivers from #Ethiopia
2- This deal only benefits #kenya…
3-Article 4 requires each gov pays its own study- the priblem is #Somalia is aid dependent country; thus if it can't afford feasibility study, then #Kenya Dawa River study will govern, which could foreclose 10% future water rights of Juba River riprian permanently.
4- the dawa river deal will secure future water right & addresses the #ClimateChange of Mandhere county- unfortunately #Somalia gov failed to recognize a) #Ethiopia gov for excluded Genale River as part of the deal because of recent GD-3 dams built & 3 more dams planned in 2020
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1/2 #PCRF
First of all, thank you all for the reflection. This ‘leak’ came out as a surprise to us since we have suspended the procurement process during its last stage, as we uncovered unethical business practice and irregularities in the procurement process.
1/3 #PCRF #Ethiopia Whosoever leaked the information must have missed the suspension or must have purposely provided this information to misled our customers and to affect our image. For subsequent communication, we advise to verify such information before circulating.
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At the @UrbanAge_ Conference in Addis. Follow this thread for my live tweets and commentary over the next two days as we discuss a range of important topics with several distinguished guests. @LSECities #DevelopingUrbanFutures #UrbanAge
Ricky Burdett from @LSECities stating that 80% of Singapore’s population lives in affordable public housing. #UrbanAge
Prof. Alcinda Honwana on the “politics of waithood”: “Waithood is preparing them to be creative and find solutions to their livelihoods [...] It also represents a period of political marginalization”. Fascinating analytical lens through which to understand the Qeero. #UrbanAge
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I'm going on a bit of a rant to express my disdain with how some Ethiopians have reacted to the publishing of this article in the @TheEconomist, discussing the rise of the Pentecostalism creed of Christianity in #Ethiopia...(continued)...…
I have read the article several times now. My view is that such a topic cannot be properly addressed in such a short article, but it is an ok start. I don't find anything I'd particularly disagree with although I'd say there are a few subjective statements.
However, a section of Ethiopians have been up in arms, vilifying the Ethiopia based reporter who penned the piece, @TomGardner18, and accusing him of stoking division and religious tension. He has been slandered even here on Twitter where sane minds had tended to prevail.
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Long time ago, I was at a business meeting over dinner. It’s was outside of Addis and the dude suggested to drop me to my hotel & I accepted. At first, we were talking and the conversation died down quickly, probably because he was responding with monosyllabic words. 1/14
I thought to myself that it’s because he’s tired and stressed. Earlier, as we were going out of the restaurant, he wife called him and I overheard him arguing. As we drove silently in the dark, I looked out the window and I couldn’t make up where we are, as it was dark. 2/14
I felt some sort of uneasiness because I didn’t recognize the route he was taking. I shook off the weird feeling and assured myself that he must be taking a different road. 3/14
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Have been contacting sources in Addis Ababa to get confirmation about the reported detention of former commander of Ethiopian army in #Somalia, Colonel Gebregziabher Alemseged Abraha known as “Gebre”. who many Somalis call him “The Butcher of Mogadishu” so far no confirmation.
He is accused of overseeing the massacres of civilians, the shelling of densely populated civilian districts, the ransacking of hospitals in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and various other war crimes, committed between 2006-2008, according to civil & rights groups.
In April 2008, Amnesty International accused Ethiopian soldiers on [April] of killing 21 people, including an imam and several Islamic scholars, at a Mogadishu mosque and said seven of the victims had their throats slit, according the report by Reuters.
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Used the #Addis-#Djibouti #Railway for the first time yesterday - it was a pleasant ride. The 8 hour journey started at Lebu Furi Station at 7am and arrived in Dire Dawa at 3pm. A visual thread of the the experience below!
Having bought my ticket at the ticket office, and water from the vendor outside, I waited in the station itself for the train. The station was well equipped.
Boarding was smooth, not too many people around this early on a Monday.
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When a few certified tribalists like Jawar Mohammed and aiga forum got a kick out of Rene Leffort’s latest piece, I thought Leffort must have given them a much-needed tribal manifesto or something like that. I got into the piece and I wasn’t mistaken.
Here are a few takes from this extremely biased, factually-poor blabber of an article.Leffort takes the liberty to accuse Abiy of trying to de-institutionalize his rule. What we know is Abiy was elected through the formal EPRDF procedure.
TPLF launched a personal campaign against Abiy even before he was elected. Leffort could easily have learned from Haile Mariam Desalegne how TPLF had sabotaged any real reforms occurring.Abiy's reforms were unthinkable if TPLF had been in charge.
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18 yrs. It took EPLF 18 yrs from inception to liberation. 1973 - 91, EPLF - birthed from 3 splinter ELF groups - moulded into a highly progressive, egalitarian front that revolutionized #Eritrea. Plus an exceptionally disciplined, creative & invincible fighting force.

But most of all, EPLF was a Logistical Phenomenon. Mastering a detailed, complex & coordinated operation involving 10000s of #Eritrea|ns, facilities & supplies over decades.

Strategy, Ownership, Partners, Comms, Org, Inventory, Info, Plan, Mgmnt, Coordination, Execution.
Inhospitable mountains & deserts were carved into under unrelenting assaults behind trenches stretching 320km.:

Building underground homes; factories; schools, garages, halls, laboratories, hosiptal (7km long - worlds longest) etc for 10000s of #Eritrea|ns.
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#Muslims r one of the most financially excluded citizens in #Ethiopia & their primarily reason is #Riba. But I wonder how & where the data for such reports are collected? "Financial inclusion in Ethiopia: 10 takeaways from the latest Findex" via @WorldBank
Citizens who identify themselves as #Muslims account for 34% of the #Ethiopia'n population (CSA, 2007). This large segment of the society was demanding Shari'ah Compliant #finance for long time. Banks first responded by introducing 0% interest A/C #financialinclusion @WorldBank
Banks attracted millions of customers and mobilized billions of Birr in deposits. Sadly, customers were unaware that these deposits are not #ShariahCompliant and they were subjected to successive devaluations which has impacted them a lot. #financialinclusion #Ethiopia @WorldBank
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