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this is the live from london coming up. rocks in celebration as the president robert mugabe officially resigned and to his thirty seven year hold on power. a teenage suicide bomber targets a mosque in northeastern nigeria killing at least fifty people. accused of subjecting it's written to what's described as a vicious system of apartheid. syrian president bashar assad makes flying visit to russia thanking the christian for his words saving his country. with the sports news exactly five years until the football world cup. confident it will be a success. began
with extraordinary scenes in zimbabwe where the president robert mugabe has resigned after thirty seven years in power. go into the streets of harare to celebrate after the speaker of parliament went out resignation. announcement came out a days of pressure on the following a military intervention impeachment proceedings against mugabe have now been dropped. let's bring in our correspondent. on the streets of harare average. to return to the events of the day what do you think is going to happen next and who do you think will succeed. mugabe. most of all we know is going to be an innocent man and what we will see as the heir
apparent in. the hierarchy of the readings on a party he was the second most t.v. asta probably not the problem of the. party that. is now the one in charge so what do people see the future being like feelings are mixed. some hope it's going to be good economy will recover quite quickly others say that they know it will take time others are aware of in a seven and out why he has a chicken costs some people are wondering did we just put in someone who's going to be was that robots i'm certain times was involved in. at the moment right now it's a great thing the fact that he has gone so the united on that front but as to what the future will hold for this country opinions are divided. and i heard briefly on the future of the governing cell from me he was reluctant was made to go in the
first place even under pressure you under house arrest what do you think of the arrangement has been with him or do we have any inkling of what kind of a deal has been made. i suspect some kind of deal has been made we were hearing when the talks were happening that some of the stumbling blocks was he wanted to ensure the safety for his family i suppose he also wanted to make sure that they keep some of the assets as wall a sole those things or on the table and immunity from prosecution let's find out more what are people thinking on the streets i'm joined by joyce she queeny she is a mother she's unemployed. what is your feeling do you feel like with a new leader now innocent of the ideal do you feel you get a job tomorrow you know to take some time. it might not be tomorrow. but for the sake of our children i'm looking into the future and hoping that after these
mistakes but chris and primitive i may have made i'm sure the next president to make the same mistakes i am hoping at the end from these mistakes we have suffered this in my presence in the fight to they're also suffered persecution and i'm hoping that this who brings some kind of reasoning in our leaders but really we cannot build a country when we are divided in fighting and also that being a leader is not about self in richmond really up there for the people you're a leader for the people you're seven for the people so what you should be baleful face is the people you cannot watch your country going down i'm thinking of where we came from one way and out just after independence when i went to school when things were so good i went to university what a job many jobs rose to executive level and i was able to look after my children well and then you see they put on me coming out. and then you see even if you look
at the party itself we were wondering this is a liberation to that our independence should it be killed because of foreign fessing should it be killed because of. its power struggle. it was really sad to see what was happening in the us i think as a woman i really felt you know. that we're supposed to build up a nation as if the families are there to destroy our families some hopeful that people. that together we stand divided we fall in. to do it by yourself with a book. sometimes it makes sense to come together for the sake of. right now we need to be. tell me about your family children what lucky he likes to be trying to the options on without a child. i'm coming from
a time when things are. sending my children to private schools and. sixteen when the government allowed that to be made when. i became. a citizen i was not protected and then i'm a total of five children three biological. well fans they don't have. to made it in university my family didn't. you cannot. just fifteen faces to now because they can put a foot in they have made a nice and had to put him in that treated mix match but that's what i can afford. and the most painful. from being an expert from being in the office. before
i am on the streets and when you hear people say when south america was going through what if an excuse can you do it basis at any level why did they government insists in a way to question i why i went to university one government program and that was a new to me and i think we did well as a whip as a citizen i think it did very well when i was making but right now i'm supposed to . close in this but in fact be with stakes we should be using this age occasion to buda a nation to be fanned out. and they. it just. made me flip to miss it when people had been in great sense for ten years but i know. after five we tried to treat she's an orphan and she's i mean close to
a city thank you very much. you can hear the pain and frustration in her voice she means us a hint of meaning the same way hoping the future of the country is going solo. for which i thank you very much indeed and it's only pearson legal secretary has confirmed that when i got. the former vice president who was ousted by me is to be seen as president on wednesday and. twenty pages on my first in johannesburg in neighboring south africa so an enormous bit of news for zimbabwe but also for the region many. oh absolutely because way is surrounded by five southern african countries so anything that happens there impacts all of its neighbors and we would have seen over the last few days the suspicion of housing where was once the bread basket of this region incredibly
fertile lands and a big producer of food that exporter the now post tables are turned and because of its economic decline many hundreds of thousands if not millions of zimbabweans have had to leave their home country and come to places like south africa which has the biggest economy in this part of the world has borne the brunt of that exodus and look for jobs and we heard that woman that her was talking to there you know she knows people with degrees with experience or who just aren't able to get jobs and sometimes don't get paid for the jobs that they do do so there are lots of pictures about winds like that here in south africa who work for a pittance really but what little money that they are able to. makes a big difference back at home and some of the scenes of celebration we see live from harare are being echoed in smaller versions obviously on the streets of johannesburg downtown jo'burg the lots of which you can see behind me because there is a big as about when diaspora population here. only when you're talking about to president
jacob zuma due to visit to harare on wednesday and that that trip was still going to go ahead what kind of message is he going to be taking. to the to the zanu p.f. party as to how they should proceed in future. sure well these very quickly unfolding events a lot of the reaction if you like from south africa and the southern african development community sort of being eclipsed by what's happening in harare we know from the first statements released by president jacob zuma that he called was calling for a negotiated settlement and amicable agreement to a political impasse he said it would seem that better wish and desire has come true and also for the country's constitution to be respected beyond that and south africa's government has been very careful and not overreaching its mandate and not
impinging on zimbabwe's sovereignty with anything sort of firmer than that we have heard in the last half hour or so from zambia's president. and he has said in a in a short statement to us that reiterating that point we want to see the constitution of zimbabwe follow a followed and a normalization of the situation there is calling for zimbabweans human rights to be protected and for the army to return to its barracks as well for national and unity to be the focus a little other reaction from the opposition if i came to hitch a limb or saying congratulations to the zimbabwean people and saying that this was a message for african leaders that the power should be with the people on your page for john being thank you very much indeed. opposition politician paddington has hailed without his resignation as the end of an oppressive regime. the form of it
took to tell it's like if you pull off a lucy phone we have been under oppression for that seven years and i'm a company tsushima and you are saying what has happened to this us good spline we are very excited we are saying this is a warning to all african governments or any other that you can. hide behind is subject to see they think that they can be protected by such there's no protection that's what is core to the people. so we are saying this is a good listen to all african does want to tighten the office and we are also even the one in a million got winnie to office we are saying he has to. look to paris to covenants transitional covenants democratic rule we have a shot at the world that's all we the people of zimbabwe we are sick and tired from cut this machine here sions look up the soap listen we have very excited you can
see with what is happening currently that to people well kristie where even afraid of talking openly in the public and now city of the past which is there has been a myth takes a look now at robert mugabe's night and his career. change . there will always be. that was in two thousand and seven. ten years later when the people let their views be known albeit encouraged by zimbabwe's military mcgarvie ignored them and then surprised them when he didn't announce his resignation in a television address and i thank you. and good night after thirty seven years in controlling the gobby found it hard to let go and i made a career by definitely outmaneuvering potential rival as in one of the first to be
sidelined was joshua and co mo a fellow liberation fighter and como was leader of the party mugabe merge them with his zanu p.f. party their alliance was uneasy and in como was relegated to the figurehead role of vice president. at the turn of the century mcgarvie started seizing farms owned by whites to appease supporters angry at the slow pace of land reform the economy shrank by a third unemployment soared above eighty percent. out of this economic turmoil another rival emerged we must to give him more garbage is sounding defeat morgan chang or i formed the movement for democratic change he became popular enough to risk defeating mcgarvie in a presidential election runoff in two thousand and eight. i was beaten up frequently arrested and intimidated dozens of his supporters were killed allegedly by zanu p.f. folks the m.d.c.
leader withdrew from the election. worried about the stability of its neighbor south africa forced both men into a coalition or i became prime minister but mcgarvey retain control of the police and secret service and with that the real power. mcgarvie won the election four years later by a landslide supporters said voter registration lists were manipulated critics said mccarthy was just as ruthless at dealing with rivals in his own party war veteran vice president joyce majority was fired in twenty fourteen accused of corruption and plotting to assassinate mccarthy this time his wife grace was seen as instrumental in engineering majeure his downfall it was the clearest signal yet that mcgarvie was now not only protecting his own position but also laying the path where his wife to succeed him the sacking of emerson managua made that obvious the vice president nicknamed the crocodile had been in pole position to succeed
mccarthy firing him cleared the way for his wife. but this time the ninety three year old president had gone too far and is close to the military leadership they stepped in after thirty seven years robert mugabe's days of exercising unchallenged power were over bernard smith al-jazeera one official from zimbabwe is ruling zanu p.f. party says former vice president when i will take over as leader in forty eight hours is expect to be sworn in as president on wednesday or thursday and your serve as president until elections next year andrew symonds takes a closer look now at running out west background to leaders of one side by side who became sworn enemies this is how an extraordinary sequence of events started this is a new. of employment as vice president m s m n i had been sacked by robert mugabe and accused of being unreliable disloyal
and deceitful speculation pointed towards grace mugabi the president's wife as being behind the move the two had publicly fallen out in the jockeying for position over who should succeed ninety three year old mcgarvie. that highlighted the two factions splitting the ruling zanu p.f. party at the time the military and the war veterans loyal to. grace mugabe's youth zanu dubbed g forty one god were fled abroad but his supporters planned their response and it was dramatic the head of the defense forces warned the army would step in if the purges of politicians it favors didn't stop hours later armored vehicles rolled into the capital harare we wish to assure the nation that he's excellent to the president of the republic of zimbabwe
and commander in chief of these and other defense forces. comic. and his family safe and sound and the ass security is going to teach many of my gob is long term supporters had clearly abandoned him. that. should have been recalled from his. as the president and first. man god was stayed quiet a tactic that didn't surprise observers of the man who has been nicknamed the crocodile for his style in dealing with opponents. the one man boy is not to be allowed to use calculative when you look at it when it wants to attack his prose is calculated and you don't pollute the cause until the person
is not knowing what is going to happen the new. man had been a powerful and loyal member of mugabe's inner circle serving as justice minister speaker of parliament and vice president his supporters praise his business acumen and hope he can improve zimbabwe's dire economic situation if given the chance he's also suggested reengaging with the west after years of international isolation under the gobby andrew simmons al-jazeera. this is africa at the financial times joins me now in the studio that issue of engaging with the west it's interesting that one of the statements has come out from for instance the u.s. embassy in harare was that whatever short term arrangements the government may stablished the path forward must lead to free fair and elections and we have heard
now that. we've heard that he's going to be office within forty eight hours and serve the rest of you go until elections in twenty eighteen so i suppose the international community at least the fact that elections were planned for twenty eighteen are still part of the plan is that's a good so isn't it i would imagine so i mean it does a stop list at least the beginnings of a timeline for some sort of democratic transition and. i'm sure that there might be those within three various factions or in the public in zimbabwe which would like to see elections happen more quickly at the same time i mean witnessing what happened in kenya which granted was a different set of political circumstances but where an election was rushed in order to get a credible result perhaps taking the time until you know the end of mugabe's current term will allow them to do that and do you think i mean that was as we heard just now was part of the inner circle when he said chances of him. and leading a democrat democratic transition. i mean i guess time will tell.
was you know. is right hand man for many many years they fought side by side in the war but gratian and so british colonial rule and he was also known as an in force or of many of mugabe's policies so up until now he hasn't really been viewed as this democratic figure for change that being said i mean the fact that we're now step stepping outside of the mugabe family not seeing a transition of power to mugabe is younger wife grace. does signal that at least that there is some. there is a desire within zanu p.f. to see you. a more clean cut transition political transition take place that when fully the establishing of family rights what do you think will be of the move. it's a complicated question again we will have to see i would imagine again with mugabe is robert mugabe especially is
a very savvy political operator and he took you know he was expected to resign after his party kicked him out as as its head two days ago and he didn't there were an intervening two days in which he was locked in a negotiations with you know the leaders of his party as well as emissaries from the southern african development community the regional organization around him so i would imagine he has negotiated some sort of exit package for himself some sort of protections and some way of retaining some are just a while. but we will see as this transition unfolds and the end of the mugabe era will do you think his legacy is in terms of the economy what do you think needs to happen to try and put back on its feet i mean mugabe has a very mixed legacy and. a mixed legacy in some ways i mean he was a liberation hero and he you know he fought against colonialism and he was well educated he was very well regarded when he initially came to power in one thousand
nine hundred however since then he has developed an oppressive regime he has silenced political opponents he has silenced activists his science journalists he has also left the economy in tatters and one that has been isolated for many many years now and the international community and from international markets and that was one of the things that he had that relationship with west was very antagonistic was in the he was essentially blaming the west for the woes of. zimbabwe kind of i mean essentially been approaching against him that was how it was described do you think that god will take a different tack. i would imagine and again difficult to say at this point but there is an opening now you clearly have sort of partners in the west and internationally and within the region who are willing to engage with zimbabwe who want to see it opened back up and clearly as you see from you know many of the demonstrators in the street they want to see the economy back on track they want to see conditions improve so if one wants to fulfill
a democratic mandate i would imagine that reengagement with russia the world would be a large part of the drink from the financial times thank you very much indeed for talking to you. still to come on this news. the amnesty report that is like a man was treatment of britain gymnasiums as apartheid. facing an uncertain future why tens of thousands of haitians could be deported by the trumpet ministration. i'm on the richardson in sale that's the exact point where in five years time the world cup will be kicking off. how the seasons change in this part of the world you've probably noticed has been reading and studying afghanistan is clouded by running from iraq into the mountains of central iran a line that takes your eyes dancer curates essential saudi more showers falling
through the eastern med to the levant and i will probably dry up and given a sunny day on wednesday seventeen in beirut sitting in aleppo but the snow in turkey southern caucasus not line brings you down the green line which is rain through baghdad says central and eastern iraq down towards cuba right now that rain could be substantial actually the first proper rain of the season and it keeps going slowly south leaving the sunshine behind still there is snow forecast the kids couple days and gets colder and colder and crist hampshire will be single figures the potential of rain in saudi arabia has been realized already but as yet a bit more in the forecast it comes out through kuwait probably bahrain and qatar get a few spots most likely day in the line of suggestion goes back to the middle a society but beyond bassett's fairly dry how the following it could be quite a breeze coming down through the gulf twenty nine is max in die hard with cloud and
a bit of rain the side of this change season but the science of that is still fine and warm. transport measures employed to tackle pollution in one of china's showcase cities they say that by twenty twenty all the time seem to occur to me only on lecturing. on how environmental grassroots campaigns are joining forces in the us there is a global connection that is happening and we want to utilize that power to make change not only for today but for future generations as well. this time on al-jazeera. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be for it is you know it's very challenging they believe but the bill because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are the people we live to
tell the real story so i'll just mend it is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. right now the top story. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resigned as impeachment proceedings against him around the way in a letter submitted department a ninety three year old said he was standing down throughout a smooth transition of power. in scenes to the capital harare since music he spread of who got his resignation.
from the vice president and the non-god while he was sacked by the gobby earlier this month will take over within the next forty eight hours and serve as president until elections scheduled for next year. i don't know how reports now on how the historic news of mugabe's resignation was greeted on the streets of the capital harare. streets of harare. right. across the country the. thirty seven years wild celebrations would go on for hours. news that mugabe was stepping down came as both houses of parliament sat in extraordinary session to debate the president's impeachment the speaker suspended the session and told m.p.'s that he'd received a letter to the. fish the.
mugabi wrote that he was resigning with immediate effect voluntarily in order to facilitate a smooth transfer of power. to the crowds outside those woods many thought they'd never hear ever since i was born i have never thought that i would see this day i'm so kids but that just seven years we have been somebody our father was there when told that was the war that he went to war he did what mugabe and his wife were going to carry to show well it's just tough to get. his departure comes an emotional week out of the military first took to the streets intervening in party politics you know over his succession it likely means that this man and listen man on gaga will become zimbabwe's interim leader ahead of elections in two thousand and eighteen and this it was built it was about where you live just missing and what the people simply what will soon be up in you what we did or such
and what you're doing to keep going forward we only had one member of the budget and politicians again ring up for a new fight ahead we have supported them and i got to jump on the capital through these demonstrations and to accept that women are that was to play the game unfairly if he does not do well to play the game fairly we would take him on you also we are sick and tired of a sudden appearance soon. had for decades been a faithful mugabi left tenant described as the presidents and force a close to the on. nicknamed the crocodile if you would describe as a democrat. people will wonder whether zimbabwe will be much different from its past on this night and for now though many can. gentle mention their own zimbabweans are celebrating robert mugabe's resignation
some are concerned about what a minute presidency may bring they walked together for fifty seven years people don't know this but he was governor for seven years. so. i don't know probably people i think it's one of the better devils but again let's take it from there and you wonder if they're seeing this when the wife is give. everybody. the suffering that people are going through they're probably not seeing it because their reach already i remember one time when president obama came to africa addressing the african union president you already reach i don't understand why you want to go and enjoy your money so we got a billion in the mansions take them we take it from there. on to other news now on a teenage suicide bomber has killed at least fifty people in northeastern nigeria it activated a mosque in the town of movie in adam our state police say this all happened as
people were arriving for morning prayers no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. is following developments from the capital of there jack. the attack came as washing clothes were gathering for early morning prayers movie itself has been relatively calm since its occupation by boko haram and later they were chased after one month stay in the city so the city itself is not far away from the boundary of that border state the epicenter of book insurgency we've seen in the last few weeks or so how book what are the fighters from the forest the senate the supporters have invaded communities like medically like. the headquarters of medical itself and have killed a lot of people they attempted in the last one week particularly to retake the town but what repelled by the military so a lot of people still believe that fight is belonging to boko haram although the group has not claimed responsibility have infiltrated communities that are not far
away from the boundary with but in a state so we probably will see the rise in the number of be people who died or who will die because of the severity of injuries they sustained in the early morning such act the security services say they're stepping up their operations in the north east of the country to come things down and to finally defeat boko haram but over the last few months we've seen how bookworm has adapted and continuing to target soft targets in the northeast of nigeria the kremlin says russia's president vladimir putin has been in contact with the us president donald trump and said the syrian government is in favor of conducting parliamentary and presidential polls for those talks between putin and syria's president bashar assad in the southern russian city of sochi according to the kremlin agent told assad the fight against armed groups in syria is nearing its end russian leader said that finding a peaceful political settlement with the key issue once the conflict is over. give me a feeling about president assad knows and he told me during our talks that thanks to
the efforts of the russian army syria is saved as a state much has been done to stabilize the situation in syria and i hope in the near future we will put a final stop to fighting terrorism in syria. we just had a meeting with president vladimir putin and i passed greetings and gratitude to him and to the people of russia for the efforts which russia put in saving our country i particularly emphasized the role of the russian armed forces and the sacrifices you have made to reach this goal thanks to your efforts and the efforts of our allies many syrians could return to their homes and i would like to express gratitude to you for what you have done on behalf of all the syrian people attacks on the siege some of the syrian capital have intensified over the past week killing dozens of people syria's civil defense says more than two hundred strikes have hit since last tuesday some have been debate has more from the turkey syria border and a warning you may find some of the images in this report upsetting.
more children wounded in near strikes and. rescuers check their radios for any of the jets in the sky before they begin driving and her child and boomer peers. in with rob or another air strike has had homes and the same routine followed. this is why rescuers continue to ask what updates on aircraft activity while they drive . activists say artillery or mortar shells triggered unexploded munitions left behind by cluster bomb attacks syrians in the besieged suburbs say the bodman has been relentless this is true only from the rubble of homes and apartments some survivors emerge. as dawn breaks it's clear that many of the dead remain buried. in the ileum as we close to strong when harm fifteen minutes later a missile hit was a different kind of missile in another missile over there killed people and then
there was another one people are still under the rubble. it's been a week since the syrian government and its allies increased attacks after the fighters took over the largest military barracks in the suburb of damascus. syrian state media say military forces are carrying out what they call intensive strikes against terrorist positions. that's not for the besieged civilians of. the ask if the baby's in these tribes were terrorists. there's a flurry of diplomatic activity in saudi arabia and russia involving turkey iran and the syrian opposition but in the war of attrition which has gone on for more than six years syrians besieged on the front lines do not believe anymore statements which say that the war may be coming to an end. treatment of its. humanizing apartheid according to
a report by amnesty international. two year long investigation says authorities have been segregating re-injure in open air prisons by confining them to their villages the report calls northern rakhine state a crime scene a recent military crackdown there has forced nearly two thirds of population to flee to bangladesh where injured denied citizenship and many are deleted from official records making it almost impossible for those who fled the country to return home where european and asian foreign ministers have discussed the range of crisis on the sidelines of a summit in myanmar scott heiler is following developments from in mars largest city young on. it was a meeting planned before the recent crisis that sent more than six hundred thousand refugees from rakhine state here fleeing for their lives in the bangladesh crisis became the focus of horn ministers and representatives from more than fifty european and asian nations gathered in me in march capital in april. as the leaders
were wrapping up their final day of the two day talks amnesty international and they had a report on the plight of the ranger in myanmar. after two years of research digging into the roots of how the regions you have lived in myanmar the human rights watchdog concluded it was apartheid like the author of the report told our jazeera the government's reasoning for the range of treatment is not only unjustified it's criminal in relation to the ongoing system of apartheid that we describe in our report i think the world is way too willing to buy into their restaurant presented by the authorities about the need to combat terrorism about the need to establish security and that's why they felt it was a very important moment to remind both in gondar officials and their international counterparts that absolutely no considerations feed security or the need to combat terrorism can't justify the ongoing crimes against humanity to justify the system of apartheid and back at the foreign ministers meeting myanmar's leader on song she
said that her government is working with bangladesh on an agreement a repatriation for those who fled over the last three months the bangladeshi foreign minister will stay on after the meeting in myanmar continuing with the negotiations repatriations working toward a memo of understanding or m. o. u. is why we have going to be having discussions to do for tomorrow and the day often and we hope that this will result in a more human side could kill me which is to enable us to stop the safe and volunteer return of the old who's up on the border it won't be an easy process as many fled quickly as the violence escalated they won't have the documents to prove they lived in rakhine state many regions of villages were burned raising the question if they are repatriated what conditions will they face and what are the guarantees that violence won't get there al-jazeera the am gone. american military and intelligence forces are facing their first walk rheims
investigation over the u.s. led invasion of afghanistan the prosecutor of the international criminal court in the hague wants to investigate allegations of rape and torture by the cia and us soldiers mainly between two thousand and three and two thousand and four for two been sudha also wants to charge the taliban its ally the haqqani network and the afghan national security forces for war crimes and crimes against humanity united states is not a member state of the court but afghanistan is american citizens can be charged for crimes committed in countries that are members of the state department says any i.c.c. investigation into possible u.s. war crimes would be quote wholly unwarranted and unjustified michael semple is a visiting research professor at queen's university belfast and the former deputy special representative to afghanistan he says it's difficult to get a clear picture of what's happened in afghanistan. the reality is that in all the long lead up to this announcement the i.c.c.
has not even been able to deploy a team on the ground in afghanistan to conduct a survey and country assessment and i think that it's very unlikely that we're going to see. finalising of investigations or things going to trial because there is a long list of obstacles that they would have to clear all along the way so they yes they have they've made the request they are able to speak to the you know these allegations of war crimes but afghanistan is a very difficult country to operate in in there and they will announcements that the i.c.c. has said that for crimes by people working for the us they're talking about the period two thousand and three to two thousand and four already well over well over a decade ago so without the cooperation of u.s. government without the without the i.c.c. teams yet having overcome the their security hang ups to get to afghanistan
it's a very different difficult for them to put to put together the case how are they going to get the evidence the outcome of an appeal hearing against a verdict issued earlier this year in britain is being eagerly awaited in nigeria communities in rivers state are demanding that the energy giant royal dutch shell clean up oil spills and pay the costs of shell says the case should be dealt with in nigeria the reports most of a gully in the niger delta is now a wasteland nothing much grows on the farms and what does is to talk sick to eat the series of oil spills and leaks have killed off the fish population which used to provide a living for many people. and the king of a galley says his community is paying a high price for welcoming multinational oil companies here decades ago given our land to them. got in you killed my people your poor load my
environment you destroy the ethical and the system of a people for life and then you go to court a year ago the or garley in the smaller community took royal dutch shell to court in london where it has its headquarters there seeking compensation and action to clean up the damage arguing nigerian courts are too slow and often corrupt but judges ruled the case should be heard in the nigerian justice system the company also insists recent problems were caused by pipelines being sabotaged on tuesday it told al-jazeera the judge correctly decided that the holding company royal dutch shell had no legal responsibility for harm to the communities in the niger delta caused by criminal interference in nigeria with the operations of a joint venture in which the nigerian government owns a majority interest nigeria has a well developed justice system that is capable of dealing with these claims. you
know you can smell benzene the minute you turn on the tap the united nations investigation found high levels of contamination in underground water reserves that people here use for drinking and washing remain current because on this one we're having a lot. died because arkansas these communities continue to live with absent from the levels of pollution which anywhere else in the world would be dealt with years ago tiny one except shell makes billions out of nigeria each year and these these communities in the state of absolute devastation it's going to lawyers for the nigerian claimants who will be referring to previous legal victories in twenty fifteen a court in the netherlands ruled that the company was legally responsible for its nigerian subsidiary the firm also agreed to pay tens of millions of dollars to another community the boat in and out of court settlement now people like these are galli fishermen so you legal action is their only hope and they'll keep pushing for justice lady barbara al-jazeera london poland has insisted its logging activities
in one of europe's last ancient forests unlawful after the e.u. threatened to impose heavy fines on monday the european court of justice said it would find poland one hundred eighteen thousand dollars a day if it doesn't stop large scale logging in the. forest a unesco world heritage site. says his government will fulfill the court's recommendations it didn't specify it would halt the logging activists accuse poland of felling the trees for commercial reasons the government says it's for public safety. the trumpet ministration is playing to scrap a temporary residency program that allows haitians to live and work in the united states about sixty thousand people who arrived after the earthquake that devastated haiti in twenty ten now face deportation the imminent threat to the temporary protected status program is also being viewed critically in haiti where people feel that the country would struggle to cope with the influx of returning to rid of
reports from port au prince. started her own business in port au prince with financial help from her two cousins living and working in the united states under temporary protected status or t.p.s. now they're under threat of deportation leaving addling warning about them and her own future. the country's in horrible shape there are no jobs no money if they deport all these people back to haiti it would pile more problems on top of an already bad situation if like thousands of other haitians is already making alternative plans she's been at the airport for five days with her nine month old daughter waiting to leave. but the flight's been oversold and she has to wait her turn. i am leaving the country because there's nothing here my husband and i sold almost all our stuff nowadays everyone who can is leaving haiti former president barack obama granted a temporary protective status or t.p.s.
to thousands of haitians after the earthquake in two thousand and ten that killed more than three hundred thousand people injured over a million and destroyed this country's infrastructure even though the trumpet ministration is saying that the situation has improved here there are still millions of haitians that are struggling with poverty malnutrition and disease. haitians receive over two billion dollars a year from family and friends abroad mostly in the united states it's bolstered by international aid. i'm asking president trump to make a special consideration for haitian friends and family the country has been trying to become more stable but we have a long way to go he is in very bad shape we are not ready to receive more than fifty thousand people. haiti's economy is fragile many haitians feel the end to the temporary protected status would only pile more mystery on top of an already dire situation. prince. on this news hour
no the lebanese president michel aoun has warned arab states they must deal with his country wisely or risk pushing lebanon towards fire lebanon has been locked in a political crisis ever since prime minister saad hariri suddenly quit as prime minister while in saudi arabia earlier this month he really is now in cairo where
he's been holding talks with egyptian leader of a fighter sisi before making his way home on wednesday the judges of the highest court in the philippines are hearing petitions filed against the government's crackdown on drug dealers relatives of victims want the court to decide whether president rodrigo detest his campaign which has led to thousands of deaths is constitutional if the government fails to prove his case deter to could be found guilty of not following due process japan and south korea have welcomed donald trump's decision to read designate north korea as a state sponsor of terror further sanctions are expected to be imposed on north korea following monday's announcement from the u.s. president john young's ally china has meanwhile insisted that there should be peaceful negotiations with kim jong un's government. but not all the situation on the korean peninsula is now highly complex and sensitive we hope all parties will contribute to resolving the issue in the region peacefully through dialogue and
negotiations. do it now without the support and usually is with me here in the studio i sit here thank you laura. so with five years to go until the start of the twenty two world cup in qatar the man in charge and says he has no regrets about bringing it all into the middle east for the first time half an hour for a while he says despite the ongoing bring countries the event has the power to unify the entire arab world and the richardson reports. x. or in this case chevy marks the spots the spanish world cup winner standing on what will be the center spot when cattles world cup kicks off in five years time despite a political dispute which is seen for nearby countries imposing an air sea and land blockade on cats or officials insist their preparations remain on track and that the events has the potential to pull the region closer together recognize that powerful what it means for people who want to see or people as markets or when i
say our peoples the arab world the middle east and will always be worth and will always continue being worth we suffered abuse yes we suffered abuse if we ever regret it now will never again with five years to go and so kick off organizers at taking the opportunity to urge the blockading countries to allow their people to enjoy and benefit from what will be the middle east's biggest ever sporting events i told them and they say this designed to promote unity shouldn't be used as a political tool. a smaller scale events has already been hit next month katter is due to host the gulf cup but three of the countries at odds with katter saudi arabia bahrain and the united arab emirates have decided to pull out setting a potentially worrying precedence for twenty twenty two doesn't send out the right signals and i think you know you're actually going to have to sit down. sit down and think very carefully about how they're going to react to these three countries
got caught in terms of how that might go forward. on the outskirts of katter's capital doha grass fit for a world cup is being grown already two years of research has gone into developing the ideal turf the man in charge of the project wants the work being done here what benefit all countries in the region we are thinking here qatar is a part of the war and you cannot just like decide to not be a part of the world. and our legacy from a plan from the beginning is to share as much as information and then affairs with other countries so even if they don't think that they need it here in qatar we think still we are brothers right now growing the perfect grass looks to be significantly easier than cultivating political harmony the hope is that in five years time cateye will be a focal point for football and nothing else. and he richardson al-jazeera doha. let
me give you a bit more background cattles hosting of the world cup remember faith surprise the sporting world seven years ago by announcing a debate in four other countries to win the bid but most immediately cast off faced criticism and allegations of corruption which its leaders continue to deny the conditions of migrant workers on world cup sites remains a concern for some critics that despite the international labor organization closing a complaint earlier this month signing an agreement signed by qatar would improve the situation. more than two million foreign workers and set a new standard for the gulf states the dates of the twenty two world cup of also in criticizes the tone what was moved from the northern hemisphere summer time when temperatures are extremely high and cats are so november when it's cola european leagues have threatened legal action over the destruction of their domestic shadow's tournament organizers say the decision was made by faith. in tuesday's champions league action trophy holders round madrid still have plenty of
work to do they haven't reached the last sixteen yet after losing the last guy against tottenham in london victory in cyprus against. because it would be enough to qualify with a gang to spare but it's not been a great season visit in sudan's team so far. i'm very optimistic no matter what i'm totally sure about the resources within the team this is a moment of the season like happened last year where some people must be a little bit worried but that's not my case. as a big game at the top of group a were severe and liverpool looking to secure their place in the knockout stages liverpool are currently top one point clear of their spanish opponents a place in the last sixteen for young cops they would be their first for nine years . raising syrians are very very experienced football here.
really good good good playing good football playing team and. that's just that's how it should be and so we are really looking forward to. the other group a guy has just finished outside moscow could have joined a pool of my points by beating marable but they were held one want to like go from arable good jane position to us are already through and porto remain in a good position to join the one one it finished in turkey for show dorman when and how well madrid failed to win to stay alive their opponents taught them already throw and a win or draw for shakhtar donetsk of i'm not really would put them through at the expense of the italian league leaders finally in the n.b.a. the cleveland cavaliers thrashed the detroit pistons on monday ending their six guy winning streak le bron james scored sixteen of these i take points in the first quarter of the guy the cavs also night eleven for the pointers in the half as well
. kevin love had nineteen points on the night and eleven the way downs for cleveland one hundred sixteen eighty eight was the final score. and that's it was for now on the champions league of course results and things like to me thank you very much indeed a quick reminder you can always catch up with all the news on our web site address that is. dot com that's it for me. donald will be here in a minute with another full run of the day's news thanks for watching.
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