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How Europe Raped Africa

The Berlin conference of 1884 is where European colonising nations basically carved up Africa. Historians refer to it as “the scramble for Africa”.

#Africa #Europe #WhiteSupremacy
The countries represented at the time included Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Denmark, #France, #Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, #Russia, #Spain, Sweden-Norway (unified from 1814-1905), #Turkey, and the United States of #America.
The Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference, regulated European colonization and trade in #Africa during the New Imperialism period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.
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In order to truly understand the dynamic inside the #Syrian Armed Opposition, one must start to look into the ever closer marriage between the the Moslem Brotherhood and Nusra / al-Qaeda. Both have been joined at the hip through the sponsorship & support of #Qatar #Turkey ==>
2-Moslem Brotherhood (MB) lost its original military wing during the battle with the Syrian State in the 80’s. Best to think of Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda in #Syria today as the new military wing of the M Brotherhood. One is the brain, the other represents arms & legs of the same body
3-The coordination between MB & Nusra/HTS/al-Qaeda has afforded the latter the chance to transform itself from non-state actor that had been hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan to an outfit with clear lines of communications to regional capitals that are supporting the MB
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I wrote this in January when #Tunisia was mulling equal inheritance for women and men, and how that revolutionary concept was upsetting conservatives. Bravo #Tunisia!…
7yrs after #Tunisia sparked 1at protests in “Arab Spring,” & ousted its long-standing dictator, it is generating inspiration & anger yet again by upending what many consider more difficult to overthrow than dictators-for-life: Islamic laws & taboos on marriage & inheritance.
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#Tunisia is going through a crisis sparked chiefly by a dispute between political forces about whether the prime minister, Youssef Chahed, should resign and by a struggle for control of Nida Tounes, one of the two main parties in the governing coalition.
The crisis has paralysed the government and parliament, divided and discredited the political class and undermined public confidence in the country’s institutions.
It also has reduced the government’s capacity to deal with unexpected events, such as jihadist attacks or large-scale riots, and has fuelled the drift toward authoritarianism.
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Thread on Syria Coverage: Reporters & experts were eager to establish access with insiders to help analyze the conflict. For reasons to be explained, Govt side was not going to provide that access. Those in Opp, however, were eager to tell outsiders their side of the story
2-Above dynamic helped shape #Syria coverage & analysis over past 7y. With help of social media, every reporter/analyst boasted long list of mostly Opp contacts who were feeding them timely updates. Expertise became correlated with length of your WhatsApp / Skype contact list
3-To be able to publish research papers or speak at Syria conferences out of Think Tanks, you needed to appear informed & to do so, you had to to be good at networking with your list of revolutionary contacts. The more you called and interacted w them, the more you were in demand
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In today´s @welt: My report about the hunt for the #ISIS suspect who allegedly „guided“ the #Berlin Christmas Market attacker #AnisAmri. Details in the following thread ⬇️ /1 #Breitscheidplatz #terrorism #UA1BT
#AnisAmri was in contact with an #ISIS suspect for several weeks prior to the #Breitscheidplatz attack. They communicated via Telegram messenger. Amri´s name was „Anis Abu Al Barra“ (Abumos), his ISIS contact´s name was „Moadh Tounsi“ (moumou1) /2 #UA1BT #terrorism
After the #Breischeidplatz attack the police found Amri´s HTC smartphone near the truck he used. Investigators were able to retrieve several Telegram chat messages, pictures and voice messages /3 #AnisAmri #UA1BT #terrorism #ISIS
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