arming america's police only on al jazeera america ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour in doha the ivory coast is behind bars and gets 20 years for her role in post election violence. destroyed the country and get out, yemen former president tells his successor to go into exile. violence clashing in myanmar and students marching demand rights and better education. two french olympians are
dead after filming a reality t.v. show in argentina. ♪ ivory coast former first lady sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in post election violence and simone known as the iron lady given double the sentence prosecutors asked for, more than 3,000 people died in fighting that began when her husband refused to step down in 2010. the 65-year-old was arrested in 2011 and charged with undermining, state security and her husband is awaiting trial at the international criminal court charged with crimes against humanity and half a million people were displaced in the fighting between forces loyal to
bagbo and rival and i'm joined by paris and africa international and thank you very much for joining us and what do you make of the sentencing? what is your response? >> you know the sad thing is that you feel that time has done its work in terms of watering down the responsibility of bagbo and her colleagues and her husband. because a couple of years ago when the polls and refused to accept their defeat and their lost election mr. bagbo and his wife decided to go to war and as you mentioned over 3,000 people were killed. and in the course of that there have been doing -- they have been responsible of a lot of
murdering and blood shedding and the point of that after three or four years, all this seems so far away and it's like people want to turn the page you know in a sense. >> are you saying this is not going to give -- excuse me for jumping in are you saying h this is not giving people a sense of closinger because it's taking so close and issues surrounding this in the country? >> no, what i mean is actually what i mean is that i feel bagbo is very much likely or inclined to to receive a strong sentence because she has done a lot of things, i mean in the course of the years and during the war, i mean she is a big figure but people feel like 20 years is a lot because time has passed and
now they feel like we should turn the page and we should find reconciliation with them. 20 years is a lot. >> what sort of impact do you think this will have on her husband, he is facing the international criminal court and there was a decision he would face better justice at home do you think that has been the right call though? >> yeah well it was also a measure to find some kind of let's see, ownership of what was going on because when bagbo went to the international court people said why do we send all the leaders to that court, because it's a court which has been set up only for africans the way people feel about it. why don't we judge simone-bagbo
at home and find a way to do it and that was popular because nobody likes anyone to go to -- i mean the popular feeling about that international, that international criminal court is negative. so it was like let's do something here with simone-bagbo and because she is not the main responsible, the main responsible is her husband and even though he is a high-profile political figure and her name has been involved over the years in crimes in disputes and all kinds of stuff. she has a heavy fine i know with the french government. they were threatening her to send her to international court of justice. so she has been a controversial figure. she is.
>> she has 20 years for that sorry, marie thank you for talking to us. in syria more people killed by government barrel bomb attacks, two civilians died and many more were injured in idlib, barrel bombs are crude weapons that kill indiscriminantly and the u.n. security council passed a resolution banning them. syria cancelled after gets has been hit by government sheing and four people in the camp are believed to have been killed and pore than 20 others injured and it's near the center of damascus has been under siege by assad forces for more than two years. yemen's former president alioabdeli accused the current government of destroying the government and said president hadi who went to the southern city of aiden should leave the country and go into exile.
mohamed is following developments for us from the southern city of aiden, strong words from the former leader who is listening, mohamed? >> reporter: well, everybody is listening in yemen and seeing what is reemergence and if i speak now we have reports coming from hundreds and perhaps thousands of supporters came to the center to show support to the son demanding him to be in the next election of yemen so you see this happening in sanaa and we see also sanaa coming with these strong words for the first time asking hadi,, in fact, to leave yemen, describing him as a man who failed in ruling the country, a man who destroyed the country and comparing the situation now after his escape to this situation in 1994 when several
of hadi's men left for aiden and began a war to separate the north from the south and is a than described the men and hadi as separatists and said you should leave yemen because there are people who could rule yemen more effectively so two incidents at the same time and reurging and loyalists showing up every where around yemen, here in aiden, next to the doorstep of the presidential palace of hadi and army general refused hadi to remove and replace him with another one, the army general is from the north and he is described as a loyalist to abdullah so indications he is coming back in force and probably he is going to shake or rock the boat for mr. hadi. >> thank you for that mohamed. algeria hosted the latest round of talks to end the crisis in
libya and tribune and u.n. representatives are in the capitol nigers and neighboring tunesia is home to 2 million libyans and a third of the population and life for people who have not escaped is not easy as we report. >> reporter: in a hotel in tunis mohamed remembers life in libya. his house in the capitol tripoli was raided by fighters. he is from zintan a town in the west. >> translator: it is very hard. i spent 30 years building my life and in a split second it was lost. i have to start from scratch all over again. >> reporter: this is why libyans are leaving. this is the aftermath of an air strike in tripoli, the conflict is being fought in the air and on the ground. hundreds of people have been killed since the beginning of
the year. tunesia offers libyans safety but little more and there is no work and many libyans live off their savings and can't buy property so they rent which is pushing up the cost of living. >> if we don't give a hand for the libyans, where they will go they don't have any choice. >> translator: the situation in libya scares me. it's dramatic and bloody. we are not used to this as muslims and this terrifies everybody because libya is on our border. >> reporter: tunisia army is also worried and deployed soldiers to the border area and tunisia recognizes both rival governments, it is trying to play a neutral role. tunesia said the violence in libya could spill over to tunisia with fighters and weapons ending up here.
returning is not an option for people like this man. a former television presenter in tripoli and his life was threatened and had to leave his family and fiancee behind. >> after the political polarization and the war you have to be with one side and you have to be impartial or have criticized you will be accused and be targeted. so there is no freedom of expression in any part of libya now unfortunately. >> reporter: they have signed up for media training courses in tunis and hope to find work in true tunesia and no idea when they can return to their homes and feel helpless watching from affair as their country is torn apart, al jazeera, tunis. to myanmar where hundreds of
police have been involved in violence confrontations with student protesters. students marching in yangong held up by police for two weeks and calling for the right to form unions and changes to a new education bill. florence is in myanmar, what has been going on? >> well, these students have been camped about 3 1/2 hours drive from here and marching from mandalay and myanmar and hoping to bring the protest here and they are calling for more changes to the newly-passed education law. the law as it stands is too restrictive and restricts academic freedom and thought they had agreement given this morning to allow them to bring protest here which is the main commercial hub for the city in myanmar and that agreement fell through. the students said they were not given a chance to hold up their banner to yell slogans so what
they did is tried to push parts of the police lines and tried to breach police barricades and the confrontation turned violent and we have a report with pictures of police attacking students and also some journalists with batons and also heard that police have gone from house to house looking for these protest protesters is and people have been arrested and a solidarity protest here and one person was arrested and hearing that person was later released. >> that was florence and much more to come on the program, empty shells and growing hunger we report from ukraine with the struggle to put food on the table. a relationship that has gone from bad to much worse, the u.s. declares venezuela a security threat. and in sport defending champions india, bid for a fifth straight win at cricket's world cup.
♪ russia could once again pose the greatest threat to britain security, that is the warning from a country's foreign secretary phillip hammond and says british spy agency are not stepping up efforts to counter that. let's speak to fred weer in moscow for us. fred, what do you think has prompted this sort of cold war rhetoric from britain? >> well there is no doubt that tensions are ramping up mainly over ukraine. we've seen both sides make moves. nato put in more forces into the baltics and poland and russia doing patrols with bombers and fighter planes into nato air
space and we have the trappings of a new cold war but russia is not the soviet union and doesn't the power that it did and probably it's a bit exaggerated. >> thank you for that fred weer let's go to lawrence lee now and speak to you more about these comments by the british foreign secretary. what prompted that? >> well it was a pretty wide ranging thing and political in tone and talks about the threat of i.s.i.s. i.s.i.l. at home and jahadi and attack in uk people coming back from syria and a difficult job with stretched responses and obviously talks about russia the russia he talks about and combination all of these things being an enormous threat and instances where russian bombers
near the english channel and everybody is worried about what they have in store and it's worth bearing in mind what phillip hammond's job is and the language he is using compared to david cameron the prime minister and when the bare bombers were discovered near uk david cameron played it down and said i don't know what the russians are doing and the less said the better because they are a bit weird and phillip hammond today saying they are threats and i think it's worth bearing in mind that right now there are warnings of enormous cuts to british military spending 30,000 more military staff may lose jobs. it's the budget next week the annual government spending plan that might lead to uk military spending going below the nato threshold of 2% of gdp and if it happens it would not look good for uk and in elections in two month's time and a foreign secretary, used to be defense
secretary making a stump for more funding from the government for his departments and using the threats of russia and i.s.i.l. to justify that. no doubt he means it but i think there is internal policy at play here as well. >> thanks lawrence, in london. we touched on this briefly but let's elaborate more and we confirmed the start of military exercises in the south of the country, the exercises were launched in the region and reportedly involve artillery and multiple launch rocket systems and fred weer is in moscow and coming back to you to talk more about the exercises, what is involved? talk us through the show of force and how you think the neighbors will be responding to this. >> reporter: well these are -- these kind of snap military drills are becoming up much more common in the russian army and i
think it's mostly modernization and not so much the current crisis but the district does abut ukraine and crimea the annexed peninsula is part of this southern military district. so obviously anything that happens there is going to be seen as a kind of a message and this is like mobilization of all the armored artillery, rocket forces of that region. as far as i know there are no additional forces coming in from outside but obviously it's a state of high alert and people will be reading things into it. >> thank you for that fred weer. in ukraine a shaky ceasefire appears to be holding with heavy weapons being pulled back from the front line instead it's inflation that is rocketing with food scarce and many people struggling to feed their families and john hendron filed
this report from the city of donetsk. >> reporter: in separatist eastern ukraine one prize of independence is a half shell and she had ten suppliers in ukraine to one in donetsk. >> translator: it's impossible to find new suppliers, for the future we just live one day at a time. >> reporter: at this grocery chain not far away you can still buy meat and fish but the choices are slim. what is left you can still buy if you can afford it. since january eggs have doubled in price, tea is triple. this fish was 45 then 95 now. separatists might consider themselves proudly independent but they are not happy about rampid inflation. >> translator: prices increased and salary and pensions have not, cooking oil used to be 19 and now it is 32. >> translator: it's worse and will not get better until we understand you shouldn't kill your own people. >> reporter: inflation pace for ukraine is annual 34.5% but here
in donetsk it is much higher for those who have access to the money, pension and unemployment and government workers who remain here have to travel outside of the area to collect money and that is prohibitively expensive and can take days. with inflation and no real banking system everyone here is poorer and that is during once bustling shopping centers like this into ghost town of shops. donetsk minister of economic development say all new republicans go through pain and trade with russia will help replace lost trade with ukraine. does that mean things will get better here in terms of prices? >> of course it will get better, much more better so it will be to changes. first of all it's the range of goods and the second is it will be changing in price. >> reporter: before the economy here can stabilize it's likely the fighting will have to stop. borders between ukraine and the
self described separatist neighbor will have to settle. despite the ceasefire neither is in reach any time soon. john with al jazeera in eastern ukraine in donetsk. hearing about a tropical cyclone hitting reunion. >> it's sinking away through the next couple of days and showers in the forecast mind you, lots of wet weather, swirling away just around reunion and you can see how it has passed its way to the southeast of the islands there and it will continue to make its way in a general southeast direction over the next couple of days. we have seen copious amounts of rainfall and 176 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and similar for a reunion where the storm made through, 168 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and take a look at the value we have seen over the
last three days a staggering half a meter of rain and that has inevitably led to flash flooding and no where near the record which is access of 800 millimeters of rain in only one day. still plenty of rain in the forecast and it has led to some very, very high seas choppy waters and the wet weather will drive its way and the winds and we have gusts around 75 kilometers per hour. so as we go on through wednesday, the system will make its way further southeast and the legacy of showers still coming in and there is more rain in the forecast and those showers bring further flooding into northern parts of mad gas e o-madagascar. they reclaimed towns in northeast state and joined by troops and also making progress in neighboring borno state and
this is from the nigerian capitol of abuja and what are you hearing on the offensive? >> well, the offensive for all the countries is going very well according to military sources in the region and for example the participation of chad and niger and boko haram is crucial and it is strategic, strategic economically and military and both countries share a long borders with nigeria and they want boko haram defeated before it gets over ambitious and seen recently they went to chad and niger in addition to cameroon and so far in the past 48 hours their operations have been successful. tell capture is a huge victory for regional forces especially chad and niger, countries boko haram recently targeted. so far the coalition forces have reclaimed more than 30 towns and villages from boko haram. for chad niger and cameroon
defeating boko haram is crucial. five years of violence is africa's biggest economy and the fear that the group if left unchecked will expand area of control and be a bigger threat to the entire region. in nigeria which is unable to crush boko haram for the past five years says it now has hardware for a military victory. >> our government has taken the steps long enough to ensure that it could arrive at this moment and at the time it did, take the decision and are facing a lot of the approach and now have the equipment at the time. >> reporter: military asked in february for six weeks to clear the northeast of boko haram fighters for elections to be held. but the coordinated offensive against boko haram forced the group to resort to old tactic of suicide bombing. over the weekend attacks in the cities killed more than 50 and
injured another 100. the group's leader has also placed allegiance to i.s.i.l. and causing serious concern in the region especially nigeria. >> i want a peaceful country and to that extent yet but to the extent my country would be taking over with a group of people of the nature we are talking about i'm not worried. we have a good forces that can do the job. >> reporter: many here want a quick victory before groups like i.s.i.l. come in. on friday the african union endorsed the creation of a regional force of more than 8,000 troops to combat boko haram. this is expected to strengthen the effort of the mullti national task force already taking on boko haram. >> interested to know what state the troops found these towns after they managed to push i.s.i.l. out, who had they don't to the people living there? >> well basically, if i
understand you correctly, the most of the oppressions have been taking place, current operations taking place in the state of borno state and although there is some military activity in the state so far these areas are not safe very safe for civilians or other people displaced by fighting earlier on to return back to their homes. so people are eager to go back to their homes but the situation is not conducive right now for them to go back to pick up pieces of their lives because there are some oppressions going on there and boko haram is known to have lied down quietly for sometime and they are at the most vulnerable time. >> reporter: thank you for that. three french athletes are among ten people killed when two helicopters collided in argentina. olympic swimmer and boxer and sailing champion were among the
dead, five others were french nationals and two were argentine pilots and more about the accident and who these athletes were. >> absolutely, jane. details still coming out of this because this happened in quite a remote part of argentina, 1100 capitol from buenos aires and we know the helicopters took off and collided at some point, all ten passengers on board were killed, as you mentioned the three french sports were on board. what were they doing there? filming for a french reality t.v. show very popular in france called dropped, survivor style program and they were contestant contestants for the program and details expected to come out in the next few hours and days but we know that the three french sports and one was 25 she was the 2012 olympic gold medallist swimmer and won it in the 400
meters free style and won silver in 200 meters free and bronze in 200 meter relay and 28-year-old boxer alexis and won the metal in 2008 beijing olympics and 57-year-old otto a sailor and best known for winning the 1990 transatlantic yacht race and in mourning of the death of the people and there has been a statement of the sadness over the death. >> thank you for reminding that in the sports segment. much more to come on the program, iran slams a letter written by republicans as propaganda. plus >> with the coffee kick that is good for the environment. and after facing this his futbol career we will hear how the sport should tackle the
♪ again a quick run through of the headlines, ivory coast former first lady has been sentenced to 20 years in jail 65-year-old was charged with undermining state security and violence stemming from 2010 elections, more than 3,000 people died. hundreds of police in myanmar have been involved in violence confrontation with student protesters and calling for right to form unions and changes to a new education boom. yemen former president has
accused the current government of destroying the country and said president hadi who fled from the capitol sanaa to aiden should leave the country and go into exile. venezuela president latched out at the united states when posing sanctions on top officials in declaring venezuela a security threat and nicholas maduro described the move as unjust and poisonous step the u.s. has ever taken against caracas and we have more from washington d.c. >> reporter: demonstrations against the worsening economy in venezuela and the government of president nicholas maduro and security forces crack down and in light of the arrest of political opponent and deaths of some protesters one just 14 years old, u.s. president barack obama ordered sanctions against several government officials on monday, no travel to the u.s. their assets seized. >> there certainly are restrictions against individuals, separately we put out last week some information
about what will be required to travel to venezuela in terms of visas given the restrictions put in place so there are a couple of things happening at once. >> reporter: maduro accused the u.s. of trying to over throw his government and the charge the late chavez made to popular acclaim but with the price of oil falling and the economy collapsing more venezuela people are questioning maduro effectiveness as president and clashes between them and government forces alarmed washington. the u.s. senator who wrote the law authorizing the sanctions praised obama, quote, in response to venezuela's culture of impunity these targeted actions are a long overdue step towards accountability for the victims of president maduro's campaign of state-sponsored violence. and washington has been fighting over the number of u.s. diplomates in venezuela. the maduro government says the diplomates are spies and wants most of them to leave.
washington argues the diplomates help venezuela people build business and ties with the u.s. roslyn with al jazeera. to find out more about why the u.s. has targeted these seven venezuela officials we spoke to danielle political science professor at webster university. >> from the u.s. point of view these are official whose in some sense were guilty of repression. the incident the u.s. specifically points to happened in february of 2014. 47 people were killed but it's important to know that those were split almost evenly between protesters bystanders and security officials themselves. and several security officials in venezuela are going to have to face trial for deaths of protesters. from the other kind of why has to do with the venezuela decision to insist that the united states reduce its embassy staff from 100 down to 17 the
reason for this being that venezuela charges the united states with dabbling in internal affairs and preventing the coup in the country. i think the other thing that is going on here is again, you are seeing these two countries, united states and venezuela pulling on both end of a rope like the cuban crisis and this is not as difficult or severe the knots getting tighter and as each side pulls on the rope it's going to be harder and harder to undo the knot and get back to normal murder escalations-- normal relations. how to control the surge of cheap heroin from mexico mexican drug cartels are believed to have all heroin in the united states and using the routes for crystal meth and her wane and cocaine and seizures of heroin have almost tripped in the five years and border agents told al jazeera a tiny fraction
of what gets passed and heroin is easier to smuggling because it can be carried in smaller amounts the second part on the series of heroin corridor adam reports from the mexico/u.s. border. >> a lot of heroin in here. >> reporter: call it the trophy room where border officers teach new recruits how to spot drugs in cars on their way to the lucrative u.s. market. >> look at the extent they went through. >> reporter: soft drink bottles, gas tanks and firewood is used to statute heroin. on the job officers have only a few minutes to decide if a vehicle should be searched. it's clear to those who guard the gates to the united states that heroin coming from mexico is their biggest challenge right now. >> we have seized double the amount of heroin that we did the entire year last year and we are only what maybe six months into the fiscal year. >> reporter: alerted to another
drug seizure, this time on the road into the united states. >> we are rolling on the scene. >> reporter: and he is a special agent with homeland security. his task to dis mantmantle smuggling rings and seen the same pattern with heroin. >> 2012 we had 5k ilos and 2014 had over 200 with a weapon in the vehicle and narcotics. >> reporter: his team intercepts drugs everyday like they did when we rode with them but doesn't stop the flow of heroin that top u.s. officials say swamped american towns and cities and a boom in addiction and with so much money in play cartels are watching too. >> that is mexico separated by border friends but as you can see those buildings, the houses the residents have a direct line of sight into the operations of port of entry and they can see what is going on, who is coming in, who is leaving. >> reporter: and smugglers told us there are many ways to get
their drugs past the wall sometimes tunneling under it sometimes walking right across. and heroin is so valuable even in small amounts you don't have to take it over the border in cars, more and more officials are seeing people walk it from here in mexico over to the united states, sometimes they are seeing it strapped to old people's bodies and young children. customs, homeland security and local police three of a dozen agencies tasked of stopping the flow of heroin and other narcotics. still some on the front lines admit the battle cannot be won because the market is insatiable. >> for every pound we stop from coming into the united states there is probably 100 pounds more we don't stop. so it's a drop in the bucket. >> can i see your driver's license. >> reporter: he is one of those on the last line of defense before drugs get passed the
border area and out on u.s. highways, a route that delivers her wane to users across america, arizona on the u.s./mexico border. >> group of u.s. republicans senators written an open letter to iran saying any nuclear deal would not last after president obama leaves office. iran foreign minister criticizes threat and says politicians do not understand their own constitution and called the letter a piece of propaganda and patty reports. >> reporter: the lower house tried to scuttle negotiations with iran with an unprecedented move inviting a leader to criticize president obama to a joint meeting of congress. now the upper house is giving it a go releasing this letter to leadership 47 republican sthors give -- snows -- senators say president obama will leave officer in january 2017 and most
of us will remain in office well beyond then and perhaps decades and warns the next president can kill the deal with a stroke of a pen and future congressing can modify the terms and president obama accused opposition party of trying to kill the deal. >> i think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of congress wanting to make common cause with the hard liners in iran. it's an unusual coalition. i think what we will focus on right now is actually seeing whether we can get a deal or not. >> reporter: republicans have made it clear they don't want a deal if it leaves iran with any nuclear capability. >> if you give them an industrial sized capability and when they say they are not trying to build a bomb i think they are lying. >> reporter: obama thinks it can go on its own and make a deal and give sanctions without approval of congress and some in congress are pushing the bill
that would change that but it's not clear to have the votes to make that reality, patty with al jazeera in washington. crowds in south korea had a rally for mark lippert and left the hospital after being slashed in a knife attack at breakfast five days ago hundreds turned to back ambassador in south korea for around six months and attacked by a korean nationalist demanding reunification of north and south korea. >> i feel pretty darn good all things considered, i mean it was obviously a scary incident but i'm walking, talking, holding my baby you know hugging my wife. so i just feel really good. i got a little rehab left to do on the arm, the face feels really good but thanks to the great medical professionals i feel like i said pretty darn good. >> reporter: the indian army
launched awareness campaign in two northern provinces to contain the swine flu and the health ministry says more than 1300 people died from the virus and 25,000 have reportedly been infected workshops being held in the kashmir provinces. a nonprofit group in cambodia came up with a solar powered truck and comes at a high environmentel cost but not this one and rob mcbride has the story. >> reporter: early morning at the organization behind the unique initiative and the coffee makers prepare their load. ready to dispense more than a fresh brew they also bear a message of hope while helping the environment. with the regular schedule the regular customers are already lining up by the time the vehicle is open for business. for employee this offers her a
real alternative employment to going through rubbish dumps trying to earn enough to feed her five children. >> translator: life now is a lot better, before i would have no time to spend with my children and now i have regular hours and we have more food to eat. >> reporter: as the sun comes up, so this tuk-tuk comes into its own, the solar panel on its roof recharging batteries that will propel it to its next destination. able to do 100 kilometers on one full charge, it is a welcome wiff of innovation in a city choking on its own exhaust. no pollution and no noise, the electric difference means this vehicle at the moment is running completely silently silence you would be able to hear if it wasn't for the thousands of other vehicles it has to share the road with.
with the congested roads, getting more choked with motor bikes and tuk-tuk's this organization has a bigger message for the city. >> day-to-day it's increasing and it costs the air quality, you know just creating the problems to the air until we want something that reduces the pollution in the city. >> reporter: come the rainy season the gathering clouds may slow things down but until then this coffee service is full steam ahead. rob mcbride, al jazeera. more to come in the program, why did the chicken cross the road? we go to ghanna to find out and we will tell you after the break. and in sport we will speak to the head of international cycling as the sport faces up to its problems with doping. ♪
♪ poultry farmers in ghanna afraid the industry will collapse and many farmers are unable to compete with cheaper imports from south america and want the government to come to their rescue as we report. >> reporter: for he and his son eugene are passionate about rearing chickens but business is hard these days and costs are rising and they cannot compete with a flood of imported chicken. >> you go to farms and realize they are cutting down on
production. and it continues and one day we may have to import eggs as well. we want to see a policy that will strengthen local production and not just subsidy as we talk about but way of restricting or putting away to at least the impulse that come in the system. >> reporter: promises of help and government announced a $15 million funding package last year but farmers are still waiting for the money. only 2% of chickens consumed in ghanna are produced here according to the poultry association and the government wants to increase that number to 40%, local farmers say there is a long way to go. one industry observer say ghanna may be better cons concentrating on different agriculture to compete worldwide. >> do what you can competitively
produce and specialize on that. and in chicken ghanna can never be a world player and i think if you look krit -- critically in ghanna as a business case there are so many minuses that me as a business man would never invest my money in it. >> reporter: the problem is not just about making money but ghanna has to focus on feeding itself, this warehouse sells imported and local chicken and buyers need to be encouraged to buy local because they tend to go for the cheaper, imported bird. >> over the years to ship from it takes a long time. we tell them why. >> reporter: growing demand for chicken that can be grilled in addition to the tougher kinds used in traditional soups and farmers say they are confident they can meet up with changing consumer demands but not without the government support. i'm with al jazeera, ghanna.
time for sport and here is jo. >> french president spoke of sadness after to olympians were killed in a helicopter collision in argentina in a remote province 1100 kilometers northwest of buenos aires as a group of french sport stars filmed a popular t.v. show and the two helicopters carrying the crew collided with each other and ten on board and 8 french nationals and to argentine pilots killed and one was gold metal, a 25-year-old topped the podium in the free style at london olympics and picking up silver in 200 meter free style in bronze in the 400 and 200 rely and this 28-year-old won bronze at the 2008 games in beijing in the ultra weight division and otto who in 1991 the race and transatlantic
single handed yacht race and she was 57. pressure is on cycling leaders to take further steps to fight doping in sport and report on monday released by an independent commission claimed drug use is still common and criticized the sports governing body uci of handling past issues and turned a blind eye to lance armstrong and stripped of titles after confessing to doping throughout his career and we can speak to the president at uci and thanks for joining us what was your reaction to this report. >> well, this is a report that i commissioned almost as soon as i was elected as president, 16 17 months ago and it's something we had to do and it's an independent report into the past practices of the uci and it's analysis of how doping evolved in our sport, it's very detailed examination of a number of key incidents in the last 10-15 years and makes very useful
recommendations which is exactly what we wanted it to do. >> reporter: were you surprised by the level of doping they say goes on in your sport. >> one writer quoted apparently saying 90% of the people with doping perhaps he was a writer who was doping himself and trying to justify the situation and clients feel it's lower but i'm comeplacent about it and it effects cycling and other sports and it's what we are trying to root out from the sport. >> accusations that uci prioritized the public image of taking action, is this report again for that purpose, what meaningful actions are you planning to take now? >> well,ly lyly lyly lyly -- i will be writing to the president of uci who holds on honorary position and
i will be asking him to consider his position and it seems clear to me that previous presidents and previous administrations on a very different approach to doping than i have got and it's absolutely clear that there were some very serious errors of judgment and seem as evidenced in the report have seemed to have focused on covering up and allowing riders to cheat rather than to tackle the program and more concerned of the image of the sport rather than protecting people who did not want to cheat and that is a very serious matter in my view. >> reporter: do you think it's enough to get rid of the official or is there still a culture of doping that goes on within teams? >> well i don't believe there is organized doping in teams any longer but i do belief there are still people chasing. the report tells us doping has gone under ground and it does
give us encouragement because it just says that the methods that have been introduced to tackle doping in resent years have been effective things like the biological passport that we have and doping and testing methods are very much better than they were so the problem is reduced but has not gone away and it's possible for riders and teams to compete without doping and doing it and are successful and i want to support riders and those teams and root out the remaining people who think they can cheat and get away with it and the message i have for them you won't get away with it and we will catch you and we are lowering the radar and tightening the net, whatever analogy you want to use and we will catch the people who are continuing to cheat. >> president of uci, brian cookson. india fifth straight win at
cricket world cup and taking on island and irish was strong after partnership of 89 runs abwent on to post 259 but india made like work losing two wickets as they reached the target of 18 overs to spare. and he scored 100 and the other posted 64. island can advance to the final 8 if they beat pakistan in the final game. posted the first win in nine years to advance to semi finals of fa cup and danny returned for his former site turning in winner of 2-1 over manchester united and sent off for united after appearing to grab the referee and will face bradford or reddening in the semis. >> one or to more and i'm pleased above all of his performance and aspect of our
game, as always positive and you know. >> reporter: full time african player of the year samuel honored for his work against racism in futbol the chelsea striker has the european metal of tolerance and the leader took a stand in 2005 playing barcelona threatening to walk off the pitch after being chanted and experienced racism throughout his career and called on racist futbol fans to be prosecuted. >> translator: it is not a bitter victory because the fact is it's just a step in the right direction meaning what i did on the pitch is just something that is going to grow and it's a reward for all the gestures i've made. now what is important is that we move forward. we share the recognition and work on against racism in futbol and always remember that futbol is just a reflection of society and doesn't come from futbol but
spills on. race underway in alaska and they set off from fair banks on monday for 1600 trek to the settlement of knome and lack of snow moved the route around the alaska mountain range and a treacherous gorge where teams crashed last year and the first over the finish line will win $70,000. >> pretty much the same routine and this is my 13th race so it's somewhat familiar but it's cool and not a dog on this trail has been on this race so everybody is on the same playing field. >> reporter: the sport for now and jane. >> from there to the heat artist in afghanistan in hiding after a daring protest against sexual harassment and kubra-khademi walked through the town with a suit of a naked woman and as we report she since received death
threats. >> reporter: kubra-khademi was four years old when she was molested by a stronger the street and first of many such attacks and remembers wishing her underwear were made of iron and 20 years later she is making the point in the most public way possible, walking through a part of kabul where she says she was sexually harassed as an adult, many were outraged by the protest. >> slap her, slap her. what is she doing? channing weird words. and the motor bike motor bike thing and i'm not ashamed. >> reporter: some in the crowd threw stones, the artist who is now in hiding says many afghan women endure a lifetime of being pinched and prodded by strangers. according to the u.n. abuse in afghanistan is common it says eight out of ten afghan women
experience physical psychological or sexual abuse. women's rights have improved since the fall of the taliban a decade ago, although not quickly enough for some. like this group who last week demanded an end to sex crimes. >> take care of afghan women like your mom and your sister don't acute them don't threaten in a bad way. >> reporter: they don't have to hide. kubra on the other hand received death threats and is reported to have left her home in kabul out of fear. i'm with al jazeera. brave lady from afghanistan, if you want to find out what is happening in afghanistan and the developing story underway in yemen at the moment please feel free to go to our website al jazeera.com other wide hang on for a couple minutes and i will see you in the next half hour.
>> yemen's former president on the attack. every's slamming the country's crippled government as it tries to regain power. >> hello from doha. also ahead violence in myanmar students march be to demand more rights and better education. >> the ivory coast former first lady gets 20 years for her role in post election violence. >> i'm rob mcpride in phnom penh with