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hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up rebuilding iraq donors aim to raise billions of dollars to help its people we start their shattered lives egypt has been a very important member of the defeat our coalition. the u.s. secretary of state pages to help egypt to defeat i sell also. in london where the charity the new scrutiny from the government after allegations of sexual exploitation by stuff in haiti. are going to the program our top story pressure has been mounting for jacob zuma to stand down as south africa's president for the past seven hours his party the a.n.c. has been meeting to discuss his fate for more gathering which is being dubbed as hash tag zax it on social media is a final attempt to pressure zuma into resigning and see president cyril ramaphosa
ramped up the pressure on sunday saying the issue is causing disunity and discord he's facing a number of allegations of corruption but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year for me to milan has more from john is bug. the agency's national executive committee the top decision making body has been meeting for hours it's expected to recall president jacob zuma from his position the president would then need to resign but all indications are this may not happen zoomers existed calls to step down for months including the last few days where we understand that the president of the a.n.c. . has been in talks with zuma to agree on some sort of ex a deal those talks reportedly failed and now it's up to the any seed to decide what is next for president zuma even if the any c. decides to recall zuma it doesn't have the power to remove
a sitting head of state so zuma would have to resign if he doesn't the a.n.c. is likely to move for a motion of no confidence in parliament now opposition parties already have a motion of no confidence debate scheduled for later this month but wanted will forward to this week and following of that they want parliament dissolved and south africa to hold the snap elections within three months then sees in a corner dealing with a divided party an increasingly frustrated public and opposition parties demanding decisive action and the unseating of the ruling party. international donors are meeting in kuwait tasked with trying to meet a target of one hundred billion dollars needed by the iraqi government to rebuild the country iraq has published
a list of one hundred fifty seven projects it's seeking investment for to provide jobs in new homes for some of the two and a half million people displaced by the fighting sami's a dan has more from kuwait. n.g.o.s here at the conference of pledged over three hundred million dollars to various humanitarian projects inside iraq and quite the engineers say they'll force about a third of that they'll now that number still a far cry from the one hundred billion us dollars that iraq's prime minister said he needs in order to rebuild his country but iraqi officials i've been talking to say while the still more time they're hopeful of getting more money in from this conference some of the early signals from some of the countries like the united states of america haven't been all that encouraging you'll recall over the course of this last week also spokes person for the state department saying things like one already in the business of nation building anymore when i spoke with iraqi
officials about that sort of message well they said they hope to hear a different tune from the u.s. secretary of state when he comes to kuwait they have to have response. about in arc no just to defeat the irish but to rebuild which could well be how much money would you like to see listen to listen bring luck if he is going to get was twenty billion dollars and all the people so happy and very kind they will be very good attitude for for the outside world to respond more positively to calls like that one made there by dr moustapha. iraq will have to demonstrate to the outside world particularly to the private sector that it is a good destination for investment calling to transparency international iraq stands at one hundred sixty six out of one hundred and seventy six countries when it comes to its corruption index so still some work to be done there. u.s.
secretary of state rex tillerson says the trumpet ministration remains committed to working with egypt to defeat the threat of i still is discussed the issue with egyptian foreign ministers some issue korean cairo at the start of his middle east tour for this and also held talks with president sisi he says the united states and cairo shared a common goal lasting peace in the region we agreed that we would continue our close cooperation on counterterrorism measures including our joint commitment to the defeat of isis in egypt has been a very important member of the defeat isis coalition from the beginning they egypt deals with the threats of isis themselves that are dealing with it certainly currently in the sinai we also discussed the importance of the protection and promotion of human rights in the vital role of civil society in egypt with the presidential elections planned for the end of march the united states as it does in all countries supports a transparent and credible electoral process. that occurs. with most
of the conversation was based on the bilateral relations there was a deep and genuine interest from mr tillotson with the u.s. to continue to work and support egypt and work together to achieve a common interests this is what i reiterated to him egypt is keen on maintaining this positive friendly relationship which will no doubt bring about most ability in security and push forward to achieving lasting peace in the middle east. as there has been at smith has more from gaza. before the u.s. secretary of state left for the middle east his officials admitted that most of rex tillerson discussions here would be difficult in cairo he raised the issue of human rights of a free and fair election egyptians vote for a new president at the end of march an incumbent fattah el-sisi standing for a second term most of his opponents have either been jailed or silenced but most of the talks between rex tillerson and his opposite number some of shakuri seem to
focus on security and israel on the palestinians on security because the egyptians are involved in a major crackdown on isel forces in the sinai and the u.s. is providing significant security intelligence cooperation on that front and on israel and the palestinians the u.s. needs egyptian backing for the u.s. to continue its mediation role following donald trump's decision to announce or to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel u.s. says it still believes it has a mediating role to play on the egyptians have said that they believe the u.s. should be involved until there is a final settlement between israel and palestinians the problem is the palestinians at the moment no longer see the americans as independent arbiters in negotiations with the israelis. or x. to listen is also due to visit turkey later this week where the relations between the two nato allies strained over syria meanwhile the u.s.
defense secretary james mattis has admitted that some american backed syrian kurdish fighters are coming to the aid of fellow kurds fighting turkish forces and affray in the turkish army says at least thirty one of its soldiers have been killed and more than one hundred forty wounded since it launched an offensive against kurdish forces in african last month turkey's foreign minister says that relations with washington are a very critical point over its support for the kurds. in other developments opposition activists in syria's eastern are tending to social media to highlight the suffering of around three hundred fifty thousand people trapped in the besieged area hundreds of people have been killed in as strikes and shelling by government forces and their allies in recent weeks the un has been calling for ceasefire so aid can reach people affected by the fighting so hard to reports from beirut in neighboring lebanon. well. appeals for help coming from the children of. god we are being killed by your
silence before it is too late mohammad says. opposition activists have launched a campaign on social media to highlight what they describe as the suffering of those trapped in. the intensity of the airstrikes targeting the rebel held area has been unprecedented the bombing relentless. syrian and russian aircraft have stepped up bombardment in recent days in a military operation that began in late december. since then over four hundred people have been killed half in the first week of february alone. according to the
syrian observatory for human rights at least one hundred of the casualties were children and. nowhere is safe the united nations says people are under extreme danger calls for a cease fire have been ignored three health facilities have been hit in the past week the u.n. has been trying to evacuate hundreds of critically ill and wounded patients for months now. eastern who has been encircled by government forces for four years as of late the siege has been tightened and no aid has entered in months the u.n. is appealing for access to provide the people with food fuel and medicine international aid organizations say they cannot imagine the scale of the humanitarian disaster if a cease fire does not take effect the u.n. security council failed to support. a proposal for a truce russia a veto wielding member of the council called it unrealistic saying it's not sure what it called terrorists are in agreement was.
the people of eastern huta still have their voices they are hoping to be heard but campaigns like this one have been tried in the past they didn't stop the bloodshed . residential areas are being hit buildings are being flattened there is a wide scale destruction and the international community is still silent. but no boundaries on video no civil defense volunteers have been overwhelmed since the battle for control of is difficult escalated one of them discovered the body of his mother under the rubble there is desperation but little sign that scenes like this will not happen again. beirut watching out as there are still ahead. on the scene human in rio de janeiro and coming up i'll explain why soaring violence is no longer restricted to the favelas or slums that you see behind me.
and revealed for the first time the official portraits of iraq and michelle obama. hello there over europe at the moment we've got one belt of rain after another here's monday's and it's making its way steadily now towards the east and sort of fizzles out as it makes its way east was the still for some of us in the mediterranean there we're likely to still see some pretty stormy weather as we head through into choose day i don't choose day here's the next system then that's making its way into the western parts of europe and is just on the cusp of rain or snow so don't be. if you see some wintery outbreaks of parts of france or over the british isles as that one makes its way east winds that wind fizzles out as well and then we've got yet another weather system for us on wednesday and this will be
giving some of us some or all the heavy outbreaks of rain meanwhile for the eastern parts of europe we're still that system this one making its way further eastward still that's going to be giving some of us in the southeast a fair amount of snow but up towards the northeast no snow for moscow wednesday and all maximum temperature will be rather a chilly minus ten for the other side of the mediterranean there's plenty of fine drawing weather to be found here and the temperatures aren't too bad bengazi there were to around sixteen degrees matching the temperature that we're expecting in with bad they could just be a little bit more cloud in the chance of a few showers across the north coast about syria and tunisia as we head through the day on wednesday. it was a pawn which modern day venezuela was established. for over a century this lucrative resorts has devised a lesson that goes with the world's largest reserves. charting the impact of
industrialization and the legacies of its common its leaders we shed light on the troubles afflicting venezuela today big picture the battle for venezuela at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back with al-jazeera an update of the stories making headlines now south africa's ruling a.n.c. party is holding a special meeting to decide the fate of president jacob zuma in a final attempt to pressure him into resigning non-governmental organizations of page more than three hundred million dollars to help iraq rebuild after its war with i still the figure is well short of the hundred billion dollars the iraqi
government says it needs. and the u.s. secretary of state says the tramp of ministration is committed to working with egypt to defeat i still rex tillerson has discussed the issue with egypt's foreign minister sameh shoukry in cairo at the start of his middle east. investigations are continuing into why a passenger jet crashed moments after taking off from moscow all seventy one people on board lost their lives authorities are searching through the wreckage to try to find the cause or a challenge reports from the crash site south of moscow. in snow covered fields seventy kilometers southeast of moscow there's grim work going on this is where a passenger plane fell out of the sky on sunday killing all seventy one people on board it's freezing cold and the force of the crash meant people i'm playing were blown to small pieces but the investigation is making some progress. so far only
the promise of lot of books was found the search for the voice recorder is underway the contents of the recordings would allow the international aviation committee to restore the history of the flight in detail and to establish the cause of the crash . also early eyewitness accounts that the plane was burning as it fell and now being discounted them all in the still money at the moment of the crash the airplane was intact with no fire on board the explosion took place after the plane crashed but it's too soon for the earth or tease here to say with any confidence why the plane came down sifting through all the fragments scattered across the fields here is going to be a laborious process hampered by the deep snow hundreds of body parts have already been found and investigators say they're going to keep looking for perhaps another seven days or sc is in mourning the city of the southern tip of the euro mountains is where the answer of one for eight was flying two relatives there giving d.n.a. samples to help identify human remains. catarina lost her mother natalia michel
rickover was chilled to the very end yesterday we believe that at least someone would survive we call the airports barely managed to get through and then they published the lists and mom was second from the bottom of the list like all those who've lost loved ones she'll be waiting for any information that can explain this tragedy will reach alan's al-jazeera moscow region. the u.k. government is demanding a full account from the charity oxfam of allegations of sexual exploitation by staff in haiti the organization says it did take action back then but his deputy chief executive has just resigned and missing not enough was done and the reports. as more questions are asked about sexual exploitation by oxfam staff in haiti the international charities fighting to save its reputation ahead of a meeting with oxfam bosses in london britain's international development secretary warned they must be transparent about what happened in twenty eleven or risk losing
government funding worth forty three million dollars last year if the moral leadership at the top of the organization isn't there then we cannot have you as a partner i would also just note that there are enormous numbers of people who are doing good work and they're good people working. and they have been betrayed in this as well the charities been hit by reports it's country director for haiti roland byrne how are myron was alleged to have invited prostitutes to a villa rented for him by oxfam following the twenty ten earthquake the organization says it didn't vest a gate at the time and fired four people while allowing three others including mr van howard myron to resign those few privileges. was to betray the trust of our supporters our dorna as and to betray the thousands of hard working oxfam staff who put themselves out risking their lives to do this work of saving
people's lives children's lives on monday it emerged that back in two thousand and six when van how am i read was oxfam's country director in chat concerns were also raised about employees using sex workers there hours later deputy chief executive penny lawrence resigned saying the organization failed to adequately act on the allegations concerning both the child and haiti oxfam has announced a series of measures in response to the scandal it says it's improving its recruitment and vetting process and setting up a new independent helpline for people to report abuse but some industry insiders say there's a wider culture of denial warning for years predatory paedophiles have been allowed to target the aids sector and you macleod a former senior adviser to the united nations agrees. he's calling for prosecutions we've got to fix this i'd workers and the id industry needs to be full of humility now they are a very very many good aid workers out there and certainly not every aid workers appear to fall far from it but the systematic problem is the culture of the
industry the paternalism and just think of oxfam not even reporting it to the local police what was going through their head charities like oxfam are going to be under intense scrutiny from politicians here in britain how they respond could determine not just how much government money they continue to gets but how much good will very continue to receive from the general public and that could be their biggest concern. is era. opposition politician mikhail saakashvili has landed in poland after being deported from ukraine earlier footage on his facebook page showed him being taken from a restaurant at gunpoint by people in combat clothes secretary was the president of georgia a nineteen years until he moved to ukraine and became a leading opposition figure there but was stripped of his ukrainian citizenship last year now u.s. president on trampas question israel's commitment to making peace with the palestinians you made the comments in an interview with an israeli newspaper owned
by american billionaire and trump back sheldon adelson in a reverie buke of these really leadership the u.s. president says he isn't necessarily sure they're looking to make peace he warns israeli settlements of quote something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace he urges israel to be very careful with the settlements but trump also repeats what he's been saying about the palestinian leadership he says they are not looking to make peace and threatens to withhold aid and less they agree to talks. what president trump spoke of was the idea of a quote peace deal that's very different than peace peace requires at least a modicum of justice that was not on the agenda here a deal implies ending resistance essentially to israeli power that is not on the palestinians agenda that's been the position recently of the palestinian leadership bringing it closer to matching the position of a wide majority of palestinian. civil society so i think what we're seeing here is
certainly not the end of the u.s. role as a as an honest broker because it never was an honest broker this is simply a clear acknowledgement of that reality. now state emergency has been declared in tow as the pacific nation braces for tropical cycle and. evacuation centers have been set up and a curfew imposed each year is now just off the coast of the most populous island with winds of two hundred seventy five kilometers an hour monday marks international day against the use of child soldiers according to the u.n. more than two thousand children have taken up arms in the past three years but in south sudan hundreds of children recently released by armed groups have been given a chance of a normal life they've been handing in their weapons and exchanging their uniforms for normal clothes have a morgan met some of them and at the mobilization ceremony of a scene by the u.n. children's agency unicef. these moves are not need to john he's been
taught how to carry them out for the past two years since he was fifteen he didn't learn the drills willingly john's one of at least seven hundred children forcibly recruited by the south sudan's national liberation movement that is new then where they are going today. did you get a place to want to go alone or if you take it easy and that you want the world to do not accept it if you define you do that day kill again by force. the civil war in south sudan now into its fifth year has killed thousands and displaced millions many vulnerable kids were recruited by armed groups to fight both boys and girls such as thirteen year old sara. i was wounded in the family knows to this people and only to than think i live day to day nicole manning
and i still don't know who this is to live that is put on today not today and said to live from. the start families. right groups they nearly all armed groups to crew to children to fight the south sudan's national liberation movement has recently released more than three hundred children that they were not really forced by their condition to buy and then first the dead and now all of us to get up to stay so in fact we did not didn't before they said that they may be a good meaning to fight does what you see we have decided also as we are now in tones of the best sort of we decided to release them so that they can go to school . communities. nearly two thousand children have been demobilized in the past five years but they are being replaced according to unicef the number of child soldiers in the armed group said on for us has been on the rise since the war in december to fifteen that despite all were inside agreeing to stop recruiting child. soldiers
and releasing those already enlisted but even for those who have been demobilized life is a challenge. many children who've been released have no idea where their families are for others fighting has become a way of life that the biggest challenge is reintegration it's a process that takes time to do three years for that child to go back home and resettle we still have more kids to be released so access big thing that we need more kids to be released all real concern is the range aggression of these children so that they don't get recruited again. john and sara say they don't want to return to the battlefield but they also fear what lies ahead after their past experiences and wonder if they may be forced to fight again he will mourn al-jazeera yes south sudan. crime and violence in the brazilian city of rio de janeiro has spiked to the worst levels in more than a decade particularly within the past year public safety had improved significantly ahead of the world cup and the rio olympics but it's now deteriorated so badly that
residents are resorting to unprecedented methods just to stay safe you see in human explains. a gun battle in the busy rio de janeiro's thoroughfare terrified motorists and pedestrians look for cover desperate not to become the next victims of stray bullets. violence is again out of control in the city where a person is shot every two hours and confrontations between rival drug gangs or with police. the intensity of confrontations in urban areas is new we're seeing younger criminals with more and better weapons last month alone there are more than six hundred and forty gun battles here in rio and not just up on the hills in the favelas or the slums but right here on the asphalt as people here like to refer to the main part of the city these rifles have become so common that residents are resorting more and more to technology rather than turning to the police.
where are the shootouts it's a nonprofit application the tracks gun battles in real time based on eyewitnesses media and police accounts so that. you know trying to help. and. to avoid those areas. what in a million people are using the app including architect and. i have started checking they all to see if there is something happening on the roads i will be driving it's alerted me to make a u. turn when they're being gumballs on my route. the sharp spike in violence is due in part to brazil's acute economic crisis and its. department are now bankrupt. and so in the absence of affective police protection residents of the emblematic neighborhood a sense that that is south are taking extreme measures. that. explains that closed
circuit t.v. cameras were not enough to deter criminals so the neighbors installed sirens i can just to this. very own thing every day i get it when i come home and when i leave i'm scared. it's a fear that's well surrounded in this city where ninety percent of murders and assaults go unpunished you see inulin i'll just see death rio de janeiro. efficient portraits of former u.s. president barack obama and his wife michelle have gone on display in washington d.c. portraits wrong veiled at the smithsonian's natural portrait gallery on monday it's a rite of passage for most former u.s. presidents to have their portraits hanging in the iconic museum and they wiley and amy share old the first african-american artist the galleries ever commissioned for official portraits of a former u.s. president i tried to negotiate was great here.
it is artistic integrity would not allow him to do what i asked. smaller ears. struck out on matters well. i am a little overwhelmed to say the least i have so many thoughts and feelings rolling around inside of me now i am humbled i am honored i'm proud. i was more in everything we covering right here the latest on all our top stories and analysis that takes you behind the headlines al jazeera dot com. quick look at the top stories now south africa's ruling a.n.c. party is holding a special meeting to decide the fate of president jacob zuma
a formal gathering which is being dubbed as hash tag zax it on social media is a final attempt to pressure zuma into resigning he's facing a number of allegations of corruption but has refused to stand down before his term ends next year for me to miller has more from johannesburg on how the opposition is piling on the pressure all opposition parties have come out today to say that they want a motion of no confidence which was set out for the twenty second of this month they want that brought forward to this week and once that motion of no confidence is debated and these parties and members of parliament vote they want parliament dissolve to say they have no faith in this institution that has protected jacob zuma and that also has in how the president to account. nongovernmental organizations have pledged more than three hundred million dollars to help iraq rebuild after its war with i still but the figure is well short of the hundred billion dollars the iraqi government says it needs a donor conference is being held in kuwait to raise funds to help rebuild cities
destroyed in the conflict the u.s. secretary of state says the trumpet ministration is committed to working with egypt to defeat eisel rex tillerson has discussed the issue with egypt's foreign ministers summit should create in cairo at the start of his middle east toll opposition activists in syria's east and turning to social media to highlight the suffering of around three hundred fifty thousand people trapped in the besieged area hundreds have been killed in as strikes and shelling by government forces and their allies in the past week alone the un is calling for a ceasefire so that they can reach people in need. investigators in russia are trying to determine how passenger plane crashed minutes after takeoff killing all seventy one people on board the saratov airlines flight was heading to or screen it plunged into a field in the countryside outside moscow on sunday and a state of emergency has been declared in tonga as the pacific nation braces for a tropical cycle and gator the storm is just off the coast of the most populous island packing winds of two hundred seventy five kilometers an hour it's expected
to make impact as a category five storm i'll have another update for you in twenty five minutes time after the stream which starts now. hi i'm femi oke a south african president jacob zuma political future is uncertain of the days of negotiations between him and the country's ruling african national congress this comes more than a year before his second term is due to expire and today we discuss once it was