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this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera where ever you are. in india five million children have genius level i.q. but most live in poverty and go undiscovered one of the nice means to child geniuses fighting for their chance to shine at this time on al-jazeera. i don't think it is fair i think it is unfair south africa's president jacob zuma says he's being victimized by his own party as the a.n.c. piles on the pressure for him to step aside.
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out of their own job well this is al-jazeera from london also coming up. did this as violent and boring and dangerous a moment as any she in my time. but chilling report card on the situation in syria the un's special envoy briefed the security council in new york . colombia's government appeals for international help as venezuelans continue to cross the shared border in search of a better life plus. a mentor thomas in sydney where artists have responded to the former incident recorded at australia's off shore refugee first. time africa's embattled president jacob zuma has broken his silence over the growing calls for him to resign you know forty five minute television interview
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zuma described the instruction from his party the african national congress to step aside as unfair because he said he's done nothing wrong rumor has been given an ultimatum by the a.n.c. to resign by the end of the day or face a vote of no confidence he says there's no evidence against him. the first time i have a feeling that the leadership is unfair is not even helping me to understand what is it that is so critical. is that a new must just go you must just i've got a problem with that the a.n.c. does not run things like that. that i've been in all the time and they're not defying i'm not defend i've said no i don't agree i don't agree with the decision of some of the middle drones us live from
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johannesburg could see from of the surgery could be. clinging to power it seems he says he's not defining the a.n.c. that rather suggests he's going to do what they are asked to think there's any chance of that happening before a no confidence vote on thursday. and you know it really is uncertain when it comes to jacob zuma we know he does have a couple of hours before he reaches that deadline that the a.n.c. has said they said resign today well speaker to parliament and it looks as if at this point the a.n.c. may have to head to parliament as planned to get him out of office but we've heard jacob zuma they sound quite frustrated annoyed disgruntled with the well the lack of reasons rather given by the n.c. rod why he was stepped down he says he's done nothing wrong that's a stance is maintained throughout the time that he's been accused of corruption and his relationship with the gupta family one that's influenced government decisions that will criticize and scrutinized he maintains that he really hasn't done
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anything wrong up to the british end i suppose i don't know if he was terribly convincing in the reasoning that he gave around or why he shouldn't step down or what he said he said to the a n c but it does appear as jacob zuma is grasping at straws it's not certain if he will come forward he had promised in the afternoon during that interview with the state broadcaster that he would be making i suppose an official statement at some point this evening we're still waiting meanwhile. of the long arm of the law firm of the also reaching out grasping somewhat zuma faces a number of corruption charges potentially we know that but also his associates under increasing pressure to go tell us more. well this really does look like the beginning of difficult times for jacob zuma and his associates as i said earlier he's had this relationship with the gupta's there an influential family has
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benefited from their relationship with jacob zuma a business deals even influencing the appointment of cabinet ministers influencing government policy and now these are rest of at least five people come after an investigation into a dairy farm project in the free state province that was meant to benefit farmers instead of money up to fifteen million dollars of government funding wind through their company to the cook does was mrs linked to them or even jacob zuma son who is understood to be a shareholder in one of those businesses and it's appears to have benefited the family personally even being personally rather even being used to pay for a family wedding you remember that those waiting has been a talking point for years back in twenty thirty the cook has had a family wedding where they landed a private jet at a.v. involved a clove military air base which is guarded as a national key point so this relationship has come under scrutiny for
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a long time now so africans really do believe that these arrests are a long time coming that could just be the beginning we know the national prosecuting authority is due to decide next week if it will reinstate corruption charges against jacob zuma that were dropped back in two thousand and nine we know that the courts had said last year that dropping those charges was irrational at the time so we do expect to more to come out of further investigations and certainly see more arrests from in the middle live for us in jo'burg watching as events move towards some sort of a conclusion for jacob zuma perhaps in the coming hours or days well let's take a closer look now at how the group the family ties into corruption allegations against jacob zuma schaller palace takes a look at just who they are. twenty five years after immigrating from india to brothers a.j.
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and brijesh one of the richest families in south africa they went from success to success with investments in media energy air travel mining and technology they first met president jacob zuma more than a decade ago one of the company events wasn't long before several xoom is working for the govt is but their relationship didn't become controversial until the govt has through a luxury waiting in twenty thirteen and chartered a plane with more than two hundred wedding guests to an air force base that is reserved to state dignitaries it was a national scandal about the same time allegations surfaced that they had pushed president zuma on certain ministerial appointments allegations that gupta's zuma denies. charge of the government i'm in charge i point. in terms of the constitution there is no minister who is the here who was appointed by the does. the accusation stuck the national ombudsman published
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a three hundred fifty five page report on the matter and twenty six doing its title state of capture the kind household term the normally media shy go tos had little choice but to respond. not lobbyist markets to capture. as far as concern of their army friend only going to do to me as a friend of the people in that thing and met office what all of the panelists explain and understand that captured is that. when you are taking any advantage of anybody a.j. got to say listen two percent of their business is government related to their image was talking to it now with the arrests of several members of the gupta family many will be looking to see how this case will impact the president.
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to syria now where an aid convoy has reached eastern ghouta the first to do so since last november the damascus suburbs one of the last rebel held areas in the country it's been under siege since two thousand and thirteen the aid delivery will provide food and medical supplies to seven thousand people there are about four hundred thousand civilians living in eastern guta on the un's special envoy for syria has been briefing the security council on the current situation in the country and his update was a grim one stuff under mistura so the violence is the worst he's seen i've been out for years be sure limbaugh boy did it as violent and worrying in danger of a moment as any seen in may time of day in your full farm therefore i strongly rate the rate the appeal of the thick good general to all concerned in syria and the region and beyond that difficult lead immediately and
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unconditionally and urge all of the calder's including the ground to use their influence to help reduce violence our diplomatic editor james bays is following developments for us at the u.n. headquarters in new york. this was a security council meeting that was supposed to talk about the political process but was dominated by the grim military situation the ongoing onslaught of east and it led where the special envoy said that civilians were being killed in a horrifying way in fact he said over one thousand in the first week of february alone of course we have the turkish offensive around freeing we have recent developments like the u.s. airstrike on assad troops near there as or and we also have the involvement of the israelis taking out targets in syria including iranian targets more and
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more countries and nations involved in a spiraling military situation. well who thirty billion dollars has been pledged to help rebuild iraq following the defeat of i still there more than seventy six countries provide promised donations at a summit in kuwait but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back and the money falls well short of what iraq's government says it needs. done as more from kuwait city. iraqi officials say it's a case of a glass half full yes they didn't get the full amount they need for reconstruction they didn't get that one hundred billion dollars that the iraqi prime minister said the complete reconstruction of his country would cost they got thirty billion dollars which the foreign minister of iraq said in today's world is not a small amount of money i've been speaking with the head of the iraq reconstruction fund and he said frankly we got more than we thought we would out of this
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conference this thirty billion dollars going to the private sector government for investment is going to be like revolving also gives the money back after a few years we don't expect that we are going to spend all this money in a day and then marry. within ten years in fact the plan for a close election the framework for at least close election and development is a stand for to enter two thousand and twenty eight there were very strong words of come graduations from the u.n. secretary general there saying it was an indorsement and impressive indorsement from part of the world in the economic reforms that have been made in changes made in iraq was also a word of encouragement to from a regional director of the world bank saying he would encourage the private sector to come forth and invest in iraq some key questions remain though will all this money pledged to actually materialize we've seen in the past pledges made in two
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thousand and three adding up to thirty three billion dollars in a madrid donor's conference but a year later only a fraction of that had actually materialized and there is the challenge of making sure conditions stay secure and stable enough in all the parts of iraq that really need reconstructing so that money can be spent. guatemala's former president has made a brief appearance in court after being arrested as part of a corruption investigation coloma and eight of his former ministers were detained by police on tuesday the special prosecutor says the men face charges of fraud and embezzlement related to concessions for bus routes they've had mercer as the latest from guatemala city. guatemala's fight against corruption intensified on tuesday with the arrest of a former president and nine of his ex ministers out of little cologne and members of his cabinet are suspected of having embezzled funds and committed fraud while helping set up
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a public bus system in guatemala city in two thousand and ten to see then to that of the political. as president of the republic in accordance with the constitution is the government or of managing public finances intervened personally and institutionally to facilitate a fraudulent procedure of creating agreement. prosecutors said there are questions around how the government auctioned off concessions and granted subsidies for the buses the current chairman of oxfam international and former guatemalan finance minister one of better off went is was among those arrested for and his detention comes as oxfam is already reeling from a sexual abuse scandal in haiti and elsewhere what a mall is no stranger to corruption scandals over the past decade international investigators have been working with local prosecutors to peel back the layers of corruption that plague this small central american country. i in two thousand and
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fifteen mass anti corruption protest helped oust former president put as molina he's now on trial accused of stealing millions of dollars from the country's customs offices. current president jimmy morales tried to kick out the head of the international commission against impunity in guatemala after he pushed to remove morales immunity to face prosecution in another graft investigation analysts say these political arrests are far from over you're going to see here i think the commission against impunity in guatemala and the attorney general's office are just scratching the surface without a doubt there are many more investigations under way which will take years to uncover. the up. coming selection of a new attorney general will be pivotal if these investigations are to continue experts say guatemalans need to be vigilant to ensure the country's next top prosecutor has their interests at heart and not those of the political elite david
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mercer al-jazeera city. still to come on the program one year old britain remains a deeply divided over the brics it but for mr boris johnson insists it's an opportunity. and israel's prime minister remains defiant amid mounting corruption allegations. we got more stormy weather rolling through the mediterranean little area cloud which is easing across greece heading towards turkey another system just gathering to make its way and so we are going to see some rather disturbed weather across southern italy pushing across greece and easing towards tech as you go through thursday thundery showers certainly back on the cars very strong winds once again in athens barely getting up to eleven degrees celsius we'll see a high of around eleven for paris on thursday ten degrees in london town and rain
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will make its way in from the atlantic moller coming in but it bumps into that cooler air we'll see snow on the leading edge of that that will make its way further east which as we go on through friday bright skies coming back in behind not too bad there for london paris where the starting to quieten down light winds some sunshine getting up to around ten degrees celsius that will be most not however across the alpine reaches that we more rain to ensue parts of greece easing over towards at least the side of the mediterranean maybe brushing the fog north of africa then the system still swirling away here is we can see fair amount of clout there for kyra twenty degrees celsius but bright and dry across the western side of the country little more cloud coming into morocco as we go on through friday temperatures are about it's going to seventy degrees. a lifetime of
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a malaysian struck by stray copying. selling reproductions can pay the bills but frustrate the artist. a pilgrimage to discover his hero inspires an awakening that it's more rewarding to create and to imitate. dreaming of vincent a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back as a quick reminder of the top stories south africa's president has denounced moves by his own a.n.c. party to remove him from office calling them unfair jacob zuma to face
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a vote of no confidence in parliament if he doesn't step down by thursday. the u.n. special envoy to syria says the recent violence in the country is the worst he's seen during his entire four year tenure star stuff on the mistura told the security council as many as one thousand people were killed in the first week of february alone. a development conference conference held in kuwait to see more than thirty billion dollars worth of loans and investment pledges to help reconstruct areas of iraq destroyed by isis but it falls short of the eighty eight billion dollars needed. colombia is calling for international aid to help deal with humanitarian crisis caused by venezuelans fleeing across the border colombian authorities say the number of venezuelans living in the country has increased by sixty two percent to five hundred fifty thousand people alexander rump yet he has more from the border town of kuta. new measures put in place by the colombian government are
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having consequences here on the border with venezuela to try and bring some order some control to the increasing flow of venezuelan migrants in to colombia it's impossible now for venezuelans to walk into colombia on bridges like the one behind me without a passport or without a cross border card which was issued to one and a half a million venezuelans to let them come here and search for many things or food that they can't find back home the government decided they will not grant any more of these cards for the time being also two thousand soldiers and one thousand policemen were sent to the border region to control illegal crossings and also sent back of in this way those who had overstayed their time period here but at the same
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time colombia also hold open the first the formal shelter for venezuelans who are passing by they need a place to stay the crisis here sees no end in sight i think colombia's looking for international help to deal with this situation while also pretty that the president of any sort unequal last minute or is under increasing pressure by regional governments to to hold free elections and to change the electoral candidate after he reaches an agreement with the opposition there. u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson has given his. speech saying a departure from the e.u. is a cause for hope here he addressed the deep divisions between leaves and remain voters of all to unite in an outward looking confident britain johnston says the result cannot be reversed and the u.k. shouldn't be bound by e.u. rules to bring. the food it's now with the latest from london. this was boris
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johnson appealing to the british people to unite but the very fact that he felt he had to make this speech is testimony to the injuring divisions which the bracks at referendum now over one and a half years ago has left in its legacy the almost tribal way the british people now tend to see themselves as leavers or remain is his message to remain as is that bracks it is irreversible and they should give up dreams that britain somehow can stay in the e.u. more people voted for brics it than ever voted for anything in the history of this country and i just say in all candor if there would be a second vote i really think it would be another year of. term all of wrangling and feuding it which the whole country would be the loser so let's not go
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there let's instead unite about what we all believe it. an outward looking liberal global future for a confident united kingdom but boris johnson also had some words of reconciliation for remain as he outlined what he called a liberal vision of brecht's it well what does that mean well according to boris johnson bracks it was not a metaphorical v. sign from the white cliffs of dover towards the rest of europe rather britain will remain an outwardly engaged country a country that loves europe but one which was does not want to be wielded to the institutions bind it to the institutions of the e.u. a country that is free to see trade deals with fast growing economies in the far east south korea and the rest of it a country that can choose high skilled immigrants from all over the world well all of that is fine but i think there are a number of problems having said that i think that his motivations don't necessarily chime with the motivations of many of the seventeen million people who
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voted leave many of whom are older and perhaps of a more nostalgic view of british society and britain's place in the world another problem a real lack of detail of where britain is going in bret's it and we are running out of time what will that customs agreement with the e.u. really look like what will the border between northern ireland and ireland look like these details boris johnson ignored completely and i'll leave you with one final thought boris johnson is a very divisive figure in the united kingdom is he really the best politician who should be making an appeal for unity israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu ski coalition partners so they're sticking with him for now pending a decision on whether he'll be indicted for bribery as recommended by the police he's accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper in return
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for favorable coverage force it has more now from west jerusalem. well as you might expect the day after the allegations in the police recommendation letter became public the israeli media is all over this story and a lot of the commentary is focusing on the idea that this was unnecessarily petty corruption allegedly by the prime minister of the country that's a point taken up by ben caspian in the newspaper a leading commentator in israel under the headline of hama bull which connotes an idea of fleeing raging floodwaters and self-preservation he really says two things he attacks netanyahu for trying to undermine the police what effect that might have in terms of public trust going forward and he really could assizes them on the basis that this is a very savvy political operator here in israel he knows the consequences or should know the consequences of his actions politically so why risk so much for trying to
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get free cigars and champagne as is alleged in these documents there is also a lot of commentary about the other case case two thousand which is tied to his alleged alleged attempts to get favorable media coverage by influencing the proprietor of one newspaper by saying that if he got better coverage then he would curtail the operations of another newspaper that's the allegation at least one which netanyahu also denies but this piece in haaretz the left leaning newspaper and show pfeffer says media obsession has brought about his downfall saying that this is somebody who knows how to play the media is very good at getting favorable coverage without going to these sorts of lengths and his hubris really in trying to do this is what has brought about this consequence for him and inherits as well in its editorial page and this is something that's reflected across a lot of the media today it says mandelbrot don't delay this is an opinion piece saying that the attorney general of
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a high mental bit has all the evidence at the supposed all that he needs his prosecutors are going to summarize it and make their recommendations. to them that they've been across this investigation throughout and the police have laid it out in extremely explicit terms or there's no need for what could be a months long delay and has been in the past in these sorts of instances really that is the kind of commentary that we're saying seeing in the israeli media this is of course the big story in israel today. to sydney now where an art exhibition is highlighting australia's treatment of refugees the curators of all we can see commissioned artists to paint scenes described in real incident reports involving refugees and migrants held in offshore detention centers like the facility on the pacific island of now roo hundred thomas reports from city. she had been asking for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her request to be accepted on condition of sexual favor he had also tied the rope around his neck and attempted
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to weigh down but he then said do i have to kill myself to go to australia the words from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and skill to choose about artists imagining or interpretive what's described god stated do not sit in front of me i don't want to see you and keep the chair. at the sydney gallery artistic license is applied to a world deliberately hidden from view we want to make the invisible visible this policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and we hope that by bringing him in treated the stories people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty thirteen the government has been deporting refugees who tried to reach its shores by boat to two tiny pacific islands an hour and madness are really based on black holes where it's very
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difficult to get information about conditions it's very hard to independently know what has gone on. hundreds of refugees have been held on the roof for almost five years told they'll never leave many suffer mental health issues others have been abused by guards local school reach other in twenty sixteen a cache of documents detailing such incidents was leaked by a former worker the curators here asked artists to use one file each to illustrate one of the case workers on a bus in the morning and noticed that one of the children had signed a hopped into his hand with a metal and thread she asked him why done that he said i don't know. i just found out it was a very simple incident but very graphic very confronting some pieces on. literally a picture of exactly what's described other works are much more abstract there are thirty three worked on show this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the
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roof aisles describe what went through thousand incidents what's on display here then is just the start of a much more ambitious project the curators have posted online the text of all the more than two thousand reports they're encouraging people to read them that's the work the ultimate aim is for every incident to be illustrated not necessarily by professionals like those who did please but by a mass autistic movement andrew thomas al jazeera says. all the news and in-depth analysis as ever on the web site w.w.w. dot al-jazeera dot com. and just time for a quick look at the top stories south africa's embattled president says moves by his own a.n.c. party to remove him from office are unfair in
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a forty five minute television interview jacob zuma said he has done nothing wrong the seventy five year old who is facing dozens of corruption charges faces a vote of no confidence if he doesn't step down by thursday from of the miller has been following the story now he also used this interview i think to talk directly to the a.n.c. saying that its decision and if he steps down would plunge the party into crisis and he believes that this is a decision that the a.n.c. would regret the un special envoy to syria staffan de mistura says the recent violence in the country is the worst he's seen during his entire four year tenure staffan de mistura has told the u.n. security council that the violence must be deescalated he says as many as one thousand people have been killed in syria in the first week of february alone. i've been now for years spatial in boy did this as violent and worrying in danger with a moment as any that have seen in my time of day in year four far
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therefore i strongly rate the rate the appeal of the thick the general to all concerned in syria and the region and beyond it to death collate immediately and unconditionally and urge all of the calders including death then i go around to use their influence to help reduce violence or thirty billion dollars has been pledged to help rebuild iraq following the defeat of i still there though that's less than half of what the government says it needs dozens of countries promised donations of a summit in kuwait but mainly in the form of investments or loans which will need to be repaid iraq's prime minister says the country needs almost ninety billion dollars. quite a modest former president has made a brief appearance in court after being arrested as part of a local corruption investigation alviro call on monday to his former ministers were detained by police on tuesday they face charges of fraud and embezzlement related
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