Geoffrey York

Geoffrey York

@geoffreyyork

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Africa correspondent for The Globe and Mail (Canada). Based in Johannesburg; formerly in Moscow & Beijing. IG: geoffrey_york Email: gyork@globeandmail.com

Johannesburg
Joined on May 27, 2009
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Inside 100 Tweets

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7. in country South Africa and category Personal

20. in country South Africa and category Community

245. in country South Africa

605. in category Personal

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Vuyisile Hlatshwayo looks at how speculation of King Mswati's health, commenting on his wives, questioning tradition or exposing corruption has life threatening consequences for media in eSwatini: https://t.co/B6X2UKM1Oz @IPCng @imesoimeso @AFEXafrica @misazimbabwe

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SA🇿🇦 #COVID19 UPDATE 9 AUG

• 6,670 new cases. Daily doubling rate = 57.8 days
• 30,588 tests conducted. Daily positivity rate = 21.8%
• 198 more deaths
• 6,579 additional recoveries
• Active cases = 138,303

#COVID19SA #CoronaVirusSA #COVID19inSA #coronavirus https://t.co/xYGhKeTvrm
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SA🇿🇦 #COVID19 UPDATE 9 AUG • 6,670 new cases. Daily doubling rate = 57.8 days • 30,588 tests conducted. Daily positivity rate = 21.8% • 198 more deaths • 6,579 additional recoveries • Active cases = 138,303 #COVID19SA #CoronaVirusSA #COVID19inSA #coronavirus https://t.co/xYGhKeTvrm

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An ecological disaster is unfolding in Mauritius. Hard to imagine a more ruinous tragedy for an island nation #MauritiusOilDisaster @AFPphoto @AFP https://t.co/PUY5v0f45j
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An ecological disaster is unfolding in Mauritius. Hard to imagine a more ruinous tragedy for an island nation #MauritiusOilDisaster @AFPphoto @AFP https://t.co/PUY5v0f45j

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After teaching two epidemiology courses for journalists in two continents, my summary piece @Forbes:

Journalists Need To Get It Right: Epidemiology Training Can Help

https://t.co/S5X3XOqLE0 https://t.co/CoMsrBIAvW

After teaching two epidemiology courses for journalists in two continents, my summary piece @Forbes: Journalists Need To Get It Right: Epidemiology Training Can Help https://t.co/S5X3XOqLE0 https://t.co/CoMsrBIAvW

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Quoted @DrZweliMkhize

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 553 188, the total number of deaths is 10 210 and the total number of recoveries is 404 568. https://t.co/eqX4hViBVc

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 553 188, the total number of deaths is 10 210 and the total number of recoveries is 404 568. https://t.co/eqX4hViBVc

301 new deaths and 7,712 new cases reported in South Africa today. New tests: 36,607. Daily positivity rate: 21%. https://t.co/mARcHPsLlJ

Quoted @ferialhaffajee

CMS chairperson Professor Lungile Pepeta dies of Covid-19 https://t.co/5dkbJb8KvN

The head of the South African board that regulates health insurance passed away from Covid-19--he took that role after the previous head of the board died of Covid-19 in June. https://t.co/e0n1CJo6Y7

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Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi tests positive for #COVID19. https://t.co/4A2cWbxyre

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi tests positive for #COVID19. https://t.co/4A2cWbxyre

This groundbreaking investigation delves inside the secret world of US commandos in Africa, publicly revealing for the first time where they operate — and what they’re doing. Written by @nickturse, @sammednick and @hysperbole, and published in partnership with the @pulitzercenter https://t.co/nuHwbW0iG1

This groundbreaking investigation delves inside the secret world of US commandos in Africa, publicly revealing for the first time where they operate — and what they’re doing. Written by @nickturse, @sammednick and @hysperbole, and published in partnership with the @pulitzercenter https://t.co/nuHwbW0iG1

Quoted @T_Inglesby

“Nationwide, 200,700 more people have died than usual from Mar 15 to Jul 25, according to CDC estimates, which adjust current death records to account for typical reporting lags..54,000 higher than the official count of coronavirus deaths for that period.” https://t.co/lOMirGxOTn

US excess mortality estimates... https://t.co/DrxjyAUjRq

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Hacking wildlife-human conflict: Lions less likely to attack cattle with eyes painted on their backsides, study finds. Cattle marked with simple crosses also significantly more likely to survive attacks than unmarked cattle from the same herd. Why? https://t.co/GgEUiDdXlD

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Quoted @SiphoKings

In response to questions for this article, the DA’s spokesperson on environment - James Lorimer - called what the @mailandguardian does ‘fake journalism’. A dangerous term used to delegitimize and attack those that seek to hold those in power to account.

The DA’s verbal attacks on journalists have certainly increased in recent years. https://t.co/G3qKQHKGYw

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Test positivity rate (new cases as a percentage of new tests) still high but steady and decreasing ever so slightly 📉
Test positivity rate today = 21.5%, and 7-day rolling average = 23.3%. This is down from a high of 27.8% nineteen days ago 🙏

#COVID19SA #CoronaVirusSA https://t.co/G1YBZ4izkp

Test positivity rate (new cases as a percentage of new tests) still high but steady and decreasing ever so slightly 📉 Test positivity rate today = 21.5%, and 7-day rolling average = 23.3%. This is down from a high of 27.8% nineteen days ago 🙏 #COVID19SA #CoronaVirusSA https://t.co/G1YBZ4izkp

Positivity rate per province

Since testing has declined I thought it would be a good idea to look at positivity rates.
I used a colour scale here so it's easier to see which provinces are improving.
Positivity rates still high for most provinces, WC and EC with notable declines. https://t.co/vG4RfxnWZN

Positivity rate per province Since testing has declined I thought it would be a good idea to look at positivity rates. I used a colour scale here so it's easier to see which provinces are improving. Positivity rates still high for most provinces, WC and EC with notable declines. https://t.co/vG4RfxnWZN

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Quoted @COVID_19_ZA

A cumulative total of 545,476 confirmed #COVID19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 7292 new cases identified. https://t.co/c5eRAuBrMi

A cumulative total of 545,476 confirmed #COVID19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 7292 new cases identified. https://t.co/c5eRAuBrMi

305 new deaths and 7,292 new cases reported in South Africa today. New tests were 33,851. Daily positivity rate: 21.5%. (Another slight decrease in the right direction.) https://t.co/nHTHL56N9m

Quoted @peter_g_miller

Wanted: Merchant of Doubt to deliver ‘intellectual dominance’ in alcohol policy https://t.co/OFbqKTRE6V

In recent times in South Africa we have seen local and international "experts", some with only a single handful of relevant publications, used (hired?) to cast doubt on local science & influence alcohol policy decisions https://t.co/eVbVPjfOuW

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World – please pay attention to Zimbabwe. Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono & opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume have been denied bail twice – now reportedly have been put in leg-irons and transferred to a maximum security prison. https://t.co/NpQpfm9PsY #ZimbabweanLivesMatter https://t.co/pO9YORWgLs

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Quoted @afrobarometer

Les résultats de la toute dernière enquête de Afrobarometer montre que les Ivoiriens sont majoritairement (78%) en faveur de la limitation des mandats présidentiels à un maximum de deux. https://t.co/c3yetg61Z6 #cotedivoire https://t.co/vhg4K5ENsF

Les résultats de la toute dernière enquête de Afrobarometer montre que les Ivoiriens sont majoritairement (78%) en faveur de la limitation des mandats présidentiels à un maximum de deux. https://t.co/c3yetg61Z6
#cotedivoire https://t.co/vhg4K5ENsF

As @AOuattara_PRCI of #cotedivoire announces THIRD term bid, Ivorians overwhelmingly support limiting presidents to TWO, per @afrobarometer. What consequences--electoral etc.--do leaders face for pushing against term limits? https://t.co/uvgHJyWatm

South African police fire rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse dozens of protesters outside the Zimbabwean embassy in Pretoria. One protester held up a sign reading: "Mnangagwa: You are going to The Hague! Murderer! Thief!" @AFP https://t.co/GeHcv069ee

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We’ve just updated all our work on the COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/bp2y7cHaIf

This is a view of the Data Explorer today. It shows the 6 countries where currently more than 250 people die every day – in all of them the number of deaths is currently increasing. https://t.co/fzeOrvY2C1

We’ve just updated all our work on the COVID-19 pandemic https://t.co/bp2y7cHaIf This is a view of the Data Explorer today. It shows the 6 countries where currently more than 250 people die every day – in all of them the number of deaths is currently increasing. https://t.co/fzeOrvY2C1

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