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new charges in the russia investigation describe the use of a virtual network to interfere in the 2016 u.s. election. cnn heads to haiti to investigate a prostitution scandal. and a standing ovation for this japanese skater dubbed the michael jackson of ice skating. we're live there cnn headquarters in atlanta. you are watching c"cnn newsroo." i'm natalie allen.
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our top story, the russia probe that u.s. president donald trump has repeatedly dismissed as a hoax has led to real federal indictments against 13 russian operatives. the charges paint a vivid picture well funded russians pretending to be americans. they set up fake social media accounts and spread dirt about hillary clinton. they championed donald trump and even communicated with unwitting members of his campaign. the president's initial reaction to the indictment said nothing about the attack on u.s. democracy. instead, he tweeted about himself and repeated again, quote, no collusion. later he released this statement, it's time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks, wild and false allegations and farfetched theories which only serve to further the agendas of bad actors like russia and do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions.
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in unsealing the indictments friday, rod rosenstein described the russians as meticulous and well funded. >> the defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the united states. with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general. the defendants allegedly used that infrastructure to establish hundreds of accounts on social media networks such as facebook, instragram and twitter. making it appear that those accounts were controlled by persons located in the united states. they used stolen or fictitious american identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents. the defendants posed as politically and socially active americans. >> the indictment specifically charges a russian group known as
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the internet research agency, that group has been called a troll farm. the indictment alleges it used social media to stir up division and interfere in u.s. politics. for more on the agency and russia's take on the indictment, cnn's matthew chance joins me now live from moscow. and perhaps no big surprise, matthew, as you have reported that the russians -- russians maintain their innocence from all of this. >> reporter: that's right. this whole investigation into collusion or allegations that russia somehow meddled in the u.s. presidential election and in u.s. politics has all along been dismissed by the kremlin and virtually every other russian official ath well. and no different in the aftermath of this latest indictment from the mueller investigation. the foreign ministry spokesperson here in russia saying that it was absurd, it was absurd that just 13 people
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would be able to stand against the multi billion dollar budgets of the u.s. security services. her boss sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister has also dismissed it saying he's heard much talk about state interference in the u.s. election process, but he says i haven't seen a i thisingle fact date. but you mentioned 13 individuals, three companies identified in this indictment as being involved in election meddling, one of them known as the internet research agency was set up with the specific purpose according to the indictment basically to sow discord in the united states. in may 2016, a small group of anti-islamic protestors gathered outside a muslim community center in the u.s. city of houston. >> down with the nazis!
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>> reporter: across the street a counter rally formed and the two sides in a stark illustration of american division and discords. the organizers were thousands ever miles away in st. petersburg, russia, working for a secretive organization which according to a recent u.s. indictment had a strategic goal, to sow discord in the u.s. political system. its name, the internet research agency, dubbed the kremlin troll factory by former employees who smuggled out these rare cellphone images. in 2016, cnn spoke to a russian journalist who went undercover as an internet troll there. >> translator: the u.s. elections are the key issue for the kremlin and of course russia has invested a lot of effort into them and that is why the troll factories are working, i have no doubt. >> reporter: it was during the russian-backed rebellion in
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ukraine in 2014 that evidence first emerged of pro kremlin troll factories, to put information online. and according to the u.s. indictment, this oligarch bank rolled the operation. he is known as putin's chef because one his companies provides catering services, has denied any guilt. americans are very impressionable people he told russian state media. they see what they want to see. i have great respect for them. i'm not at all upset that i'm on this list. if they want to see the devil, let them see one. but it is the devilish work of russia's internet trolls and the social divisions that he have incited that the u.s. has now moved firmly against. perhaps one silver lining for the trump administration is that
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when the deputy attorney general of the united states, rod rosenstein, announced this indictment, he said that there was no allegation that any american was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. nor did he say that the meddling altered the outcome of the election. but the indictment does go on to say that the meddling effort may have been aided by what it calls unwitting individuals associated with the republican nominee of course donald trump at the time. >> all right. matthew chance for us in moscow, thank you. let's talk more now from london, joining us, a teacher of international relations at the university of london. so we just heardmatthew, leslie. the russians deny and deny. however in the indictment, it claims russia was involved at the highest levels of government and it includes vladimir putin. what do you make of it?
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>> well, it is an extraordinary indictment and extraordinary that there was no leaking of it. mueller's investigation has been very soundproof in that sense. but what it really does do, it focuses the national conversation very much on the most significant issue, which i think we've frequently lost throughout the course of highly partisan politics over the last 12 or 13 months. but it really focuses the conversation on russia's interference in the u.s. politics, in the electoral campaign going back 2014, so really predating the presidential election which is very significant. nonetheless it does say that the meddling, the interference really picked up steam after trump got the nomination and increased efforts were made and clearly on behalf of trump and with the intention of undermining hillary clinton's
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campaign. it is very significant set of charges though because it is highly detailed. it tells a very rich story, but it marshals very specific evidence against specific individuals to demonstrate the violation of federal criminal law. so while none of these individuals are ever likely to turn up in court, he won't likely get access to them, it is very, very specific. and i think that is incredibly important given the fact that there has been so much effort to try to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of this entire investigation frequently unfortunately by the president of the united states. so this really does make it clear that this has not been made up, that the evidence is just alarmingly specific. >> let me correct what i said. it does not specifically name putin, but does details his chief who spent millions on election meddling according to the indictment. let's look at the president's
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response, the u.s. president's response via his tweet. russia stated their anti-u.s. campaign in 2014 -- started excuse me in 2014 long before i announced that i would run for president. the results of the election were not impacted. the trump campaign did nothing wrong. no collusion. so the president didn't endorse the findings, he went on the defensive as usual, talked about position. he didn't offer support or thanks to the justice department for what it has reportedly uncovered as an attack on u.s. democracy. he didn't express outrage or anything close to it. what do you make of his continued denials and defensiveness? >> well, i think it is a missed opportunity actually for the president. it is true that this particular indictment doesn't say anything, it doesn't issue a finding. it is silent on the question of collusion, which of course is part of the ongoing investigation. and i think we all suspect that we'll learn more about that. that is not what this is about. and it also doesn't make any findings as the president noted
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in his tweet about the impact. that is not something that mueller is looking at or can really effectively assess. that is difficult to evaluate. nonetheless, it was an opportunity for the president to say that it matters to all americans, not simply to republicans or democrats. this matters to the internet companies, it matters to the tech companies who have been subject to the interference campaign, to a number of specific individuals. but more broadly, to the country, to the country's democracy. and frankly to all democracies. and it is an opportunity for the president to also refocus the conversation and to underscore the significance of ensuring that efforts are taken, very concrete efforts, to try to block this kind of interference especially now that we are in an election year, midterm elections are coming up. but instead unfortunately the tweet i think demonstrates the president's very personal concern with whether or not the
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investigation is targeting him and the people that have been supporting him throughout his campaign and during his presidency. >> we thank you as always, leslie. the u.s. president is now in florida where he mourned the loss of 17 people, young people and teachers, killed wednesday in a school mass shooting before heading to his mar-a-lago resort. the president visited a hospital and spoke with two of the wounded. he said it is, quote, very sad something like that could happen. but he didn't answer questions about whether any changes were needed in the nation's gun laws. the president also met with law enforcement officials thanking them for their response to the shooting. and we're learning more about the confessed gunman. from a closed instragram group that nikolas cruz belonged to. in it, photos of cruz illustrate his obsession with guns and violence and among hundreds of racist comments, he talks about rating jews and killing merry
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christmas cmexicans. and florida's governor is calling on the fbi director to resignmerrychristmas mexicans. and florida's governor is calling on the fbi director to resign afterno the agency admitd they did not follow up on a tip that they got last month. but the fbi did not follow up appropriately. >> the information was not provided to the miami field office. and no further investigation was conducted at that time. the fbi still is investigating the facts of this situation. we will conduct an in-depth review of our sbreinternal procedures for responding to information that is provided by the public. >> cruz's lawyer says the suspect intends to plead guilty to the school shooting so he can avoid the death penalty. it could happen in court on monday. here is more on the apparent fbi
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foul-up. >> reporter: as police comb through the crime scene where 17 innocent victims were gunned down, the fbied ed admits they not act on a warning that may have prevented the massacre. >> this is the nightmare where you look back and identify that there was perhaps information in your holdings that could have saved lives. >> reporter: on january 5, a person close to nikolas cruz reported specific details about his guns and his intent to carry out a school shooting to the fbi. information the bureau says should have been handled as a potential threat to life but wasn't. >> my heart was broken. >> reporter: the fbi says protocols were not followed. >> this is organization of human beings, even some of the most advanced training in the world, there is absolutely no way to eliminate human error. >> reporter: in a statement, fbi director christopher wray says we deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific
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tragedy. the january tip is just the latest in a long line of red flags raised by neighbors, classmates and social media users, warnings that if acted upon may have saved children. >> my job is to protect my children. and i sent my kids to school. >> reporter: fred gutenberg 14-year-old daughter was among the youngest victims. >> jamie took a bullet and is dead. i -- i don't know what i do next. >> reporter: according to the county school superintendent, cruz was expelled from stoneman douglas high school last year. records show he was involve the in an assault last january. afterwards the school recommended a threat assessment. but it is unclear what came of it. tyler went to elementary school with cruz. >> what could have led him to do this?
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>> i don't know what use have l could have led him to do this, but i know no one has really been there for him. >> reporter: the two on attended classes for students with department developmental issues. >> he would just close up and like i said when the kids would walk in, like the people that bullied him, he would close up and go into a shell. he was autistic and had anxiety, so he had to learn differently. >> reporter: more recently, concerned neighbors took this video of cruz in his backyard wearing what looked like a red trump campaign hat and boxer shorts, shooting what appears to be a bee bee gun. since 2010, police have been called to his home 39 times for domestic disturbances, abuse and one report of a mentally ill person. but cruz' involvement is unclear. >> cnn heads to haiti to learn more about charity workers accused of using prostitutes while assisting earthquake victims. we'll hear from cyril vanier
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a court in pakistan has sentenced to death the man they charged with killing a 7-year-old in early january. shortly after she went missing, the little girl was spotted on closed circuit tv being led away by a man and her body was found
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four days later heaped on the top of a trash pile. the court found the 24-year-old guilty on four counts including abduction, rape and murder. protesters marched across the country when zainab was found. they demanded justice. this has been a big issue in that city. the british charity oxfam says it is reviewing the agency's practices after several staff members were accused of using prostitutes while they were deployed in haiti. the aid group denies it tried to for the up cover up their behavior. cyril vanier reported with the foreign minister about the scandal. >> reporter: barbed wire, tall walls. this compound is like many others here.
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yet this is one of the villas at the center of the oxfam prostitution scandal. the security guard is edgy. no cameras allowed. this apartment complex was rented by british aid agency oxfam back in 2010 at the height of the earthquake relief effort. and oxfam confirmed to cnn it is one of two locations where their staff brought prostitutes. we spoke to neighboring store owners who were here at the time. some of the vendors knew ngos like oxfam were staying in the area, but he says he was surprised to hear of the allegations. the man at the center of it all left the country seven years ago. he is a belgian national. he ran oxfam's operations in haiti during the earthquake. in an internal investigation, he admitted bringing prostitutes to his personal villa, but those details were not made public at
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the time. he was forced to resign in 2011. the times news paper in london first reported the allegations and cnn has been unable to reach him for comments. on thursday he spoke to media and hit out at what he calls xaax exaggerations. >> translator: i don't feel good about the people who are told by perhaps less professional journalists that oxfam is an instrument that keeps sex orgies with the money. that is really no true. >> reporter: back in haiti, authorities are launching their own investigation to find out exactly what happened. the foreign minister tells me he hopes it will lead to arrests and ultimately prosecution. prosecuted where? >> translator: a haitian court. a haitian court because the alleged actions were committed in haiti. and it involves haitian women. so definitely a haitian court.
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>> reporter: he also says oxfam is not currently in danger of being expelled from the country. at a public park, emotions are mixed. >> translator: from what i'm hearing about the ngos, they are poor and living miserably and if things don't change, it will always be the same. >> translator: it is something that is not good for the country. exploitation is a word we heard a lot here. after a string of scandals involving ngos in recent year, haitians feel let down by aid groups. >> translator: these people who came to help, they profited from the misery, the vulnerability. it's abuse, deposit employ tait. what happened is horrible. >> reporter: cyril vanier, cnn. hundreds of top policymakers are gathered in germany this weekend for this year's munich security conference. british be prime minister
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theresa may spoke a short while ago and we expect to 45er frhea sergey lavrov. there he is arriving. in the next hour. and we're waiting to find out if the talks about the u.s. indictments of 13 russians over election meddling come up. nic robertson is covering this conference for us and he is live in munich. and that would be interesting, certainly there is much on the table involving this conference with the issue in syria and brexit. but certainly this has been major breaking news involving the russia investigation. >> reporter: yes, and the russians that we've heard from, officials that we've heard from on this issue, have pushed back, something that clearly upsets them and makes them angry. whether lavrov will get in to that in his speech today isn't clear. certainly a question people will be trying to ask him if he doesn't. what we've heard that a lot of this morning, is european
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security, specifically theresa may, coming here with a very important brexit message. she has important brexit decisions to make back in the uk in this coming week, very important for her leadership. but here, what she wanted to do was stress the importance of the commonalty of threat that all european countries have and therefore britain wants to remain part of an effective european mechanism to tackle those threats, particularly terrorism. this is what she said. >> these people don't care if they kill or maim pa risians on or lon derers because it is the common stral values that we shat they seek to defeat, but i say we will not let them. when these atrocities occur, people look to us as leaders to proit response. we must all ensure that nothing prevents us from fulfilling our first duty as leaders to protect our citizens. and we must find the practical
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ways to ensure the cooperation to do so. we have done so before. >> reporter: so that was the idea commonalty, but the proposal she put forward she said she wants a new european partnership with britain over commonalty on security where there would be a convergence if you will or meeting of minds on how uk and eu law would work together on this issue. that there would be a commonalty and alignment of data protection. and that there would be a dispute resolution mechanism where they didn't see eye to eye. this really appears to sound here as if the prime minister recognizes that there is coming pushback from the european union over how this commonalty may continue and this cooperation may continue in the future. we heard from the european commission president juncker t outlying his views on european
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security. >> translator: this security alliance, the security bridge between the uk and the eu, will be maintained. we still need it. however, you cannot meet this question with other questions that are important in the context with brexit. you have to look at them individually and you have to answer questions matter by matter. but i do not want to mix up security policy considerations with other considerations. >> reporter: so this seems to be what theresa may was talking about, that institutions and mechanisms, current european union institutions and mechan m mechanisms, shouldn't get in the way. juncker saying let's not mix this and that together. so in a sense here, diplomatic language, yes, but a pushback from the european commission president towards what theresa may was saying. i'm sure we'll hear a lot more of this to come. >> nic robertson covering it all
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for us from munich. thanks. and president trump may wish the russia thing would go away, but that seems unlikely. >> the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign. >> numerous russians now face federal charges for interfering in the u.s. election and it may well be just the beginning. we'll have more about that coming up here. plus south africa's new president promises to boost the stagnant economy and usher in a new dawn. we'll have an interview. i know i can be challenging... but i'm deeper than what you see. i'm craving something we're missing. the ceramides in cerave. cerave contains three essential ceramides, to restore the ones we've lost and help repair my natural barrier. so i can lock in moisture, and keep us protected. we're in this together, so we've got to have each other's backs... and fronts...
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and welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm natalie allen. special counsel robert mueller has charged 13 russians in the meddling. the indictments detail how russian operatives posed as americans and communicated with unwitting members of the trump campaign and others. u.s. president trump visited a hospital in florida and two victim ts of wednesday's school shooting. he said it is very sad something like that could happen, but did not answer questions about changing gun laws. he also met with law enforcement officials thanking them for their work. a court in pakistan has sentenced a 24-year-old to the death of the ob abduction and rain of the 7-year-old who went
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missing. her body was found a few days later tossed in a trash heap. authorities say no one was killed friday by the earthquake that struck southeastern mexico. that is a huge relief in a country where hundreds of people died in major earthquakes just last september. friday's tremor shook buildings panicking people who fled into the streets. 13 russian operatives now face federal charges of interfering in the 2016 presidential election. the accusations brought by robert mueller include identity theft and conspiracy to defraud the united states. the so-called trolls are accused of setting up fake social media sites to damage candidate hillary clinton. they also promoted republican donald trump and even had contact with unwitting members of his campaign. president trump reacted to the indictment with this statement, "it is time we stop the
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outlandish part is an attacks, wild and false allegations and farfetched theories which only serve to furthers agendas of bad actors like russia and do nothing to protect the princi e principles of our institutions ". for more now on how the white house is onhandling the development, here is jeff zel y zeleny. >> reporter: president trump spending the weekend at mar-a-lago. now of course in the wake of the indictments back in washington, certainly hanging over the trump administration once again. for more than a year, the president has been saying the russian meddling investigation is a hoax, a witch hunt. that was proven to be not true, at least in the view of the department of justice. handing down 13 indictments in a most sweeping case yet of russian meddling in the 2016 election. now of course the president has said simply nothing happened. he has recounted the fact when he talked to vladimir putin last november that he believed
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vladimir putin's denials of any russian meddling. but the department of justice today said that was simply not the case. they went song and verse in a 37 page sweeping indictment about how the saints pest. petersburg factory meddled. the president said russia started their anti-u.s. campaign in 2014, long before i announced that i would run for president. the results of the election were not impacted. the trump campaign did nothing wrong. no collusion. so certainly president trump seizing on the fact that he said that there was no suggestion there was collusion. he did not talk about the fact that russia indeed meddled in the election at least in the view of the justice department which of course follows in the line of all of the thinking of the top u.s. intelligence chiefs here in the united states. so as this goes forward of course this is the beginning, not the end of the findings of the mueller investigation. steve bannon, former chief
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strategist, spent more than 20 hours this week alone before bob mueller's team. what was he asked, what did he tell? that of course will come in the days and weeks and months to come perhaps. but the president for now spending the weekend here at his retreat in florida, perhaps playing some golf, but clearly the russia investigation still weighing on the trump preside presidency. jeff zeleny, cnn. as you might expect, democrats in congress have plenty to say on the matter. here is just a sampling of their reaction. >> on page one of this indictment is the following sentence. from in and around 2014 to the present, defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired with each other and here is the relevant language and with persons known and unknown to the grand jury to defraud the united states, et cetera, et cetera. this indictment of these 13 individuals is not the end of
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it. just like the indictments of mr. manafo manafort, mr. gates, mr. flynn and mr. papadopoulous weren't the end of it at all. it will continue. >> what donald trump does in my opinion is less important than what people say and do. they ought to be outraged and furious. it was in fact informational warfare. that is the term the russians used to describe it. and it is repeated in the indictment. and it went on for years. >> the indictment is a clear message to all americans that the russians are now criminally held responsible for influencing the election. there has been so much by the president himself trying to suggest that, oh, we don't really know what is going on, maybe the russians, maybe someone else. and so there hasn't been charity.
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so slarity. so now it will be more understandable to the american public. >> the former director of u.s. national intelligence is worried that the trump administration is doing nothing to stop russian interference in u.s. politics. listen to what james clapper told anderson cooper. >> the sophistication that the russians which we had seen and now it is spelled out for all to see, so i thought is a very, very damning and compelling doumgt. the si document. the singular indifference is parallel to the country. and that transcends whether there was collusion or not, that is significant sure if that is proven to be the case. but what is a greater danger to the country is a lack of response to this. we haven't finished the russian, we don't have a whole government approach to defending ourselves against further such attacks. and the russians will keep
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coming at us as we've often said bob mueller and his team know a lot more about all this than is out there that we know. and i think there is much more to come. i didn't see any announcement about closing down the investigation after this indictment. >> so no more talk about over by thanks thanksgiving, over by new year's. thank you. in other news, south africa says good-bye to jacob zuma after nine years of a scandal ridden preside eden presidency. next we explore how the new president promises a better future. and plus the men's figure skating finalists get their first gold. we have a live report from south korea. ♪ ♪ wake up early, o. ♪ slap on some cologne ♪ i'm 85 and i wanna go home ♪ ♪ just got a job ♪ as a lifeguard in savannah ♪
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welcome back. south africa's new president is denouncing the inequality that haunts the company and vows to fix it. in his speech friday, cyril ramaphosa says he hopes to close the country's deep division and usher in what he calls a new dawn. he described some of the ways he would crack down on corruption and scandals that plagued his predecessor jacob zuma. still he warns south africa faces tough decisions to improve the country's troubled economy. let's discuss more about it with collin coleman at gold goldman sachs. thank you for talking with us. let's begin withld goldman sachs. thank you for talking with us. let's begin with ramaphosa
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promises a nation rooted in integrity. do you think he has what it takes to clean up the rampant corruption the country has seen? >> i've known him for over 30 years in his capacity as a union leader, as a negotiator of the constitutional transition, as a businessman and campaigner in his government role and now as president of south africa and i think he is very much the man the moment, up to the job of renewal and recovery of south africa's economy. and a very hopeful sign for a new chapter in south africa's democratic project. >> let's talk about the economy. what is the state of the south african economy, what is he inheriting there? >> well, he is inheriting many years of underperformance particularly under the second president zuma regime where we
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effectively averaged 1% economic growth. so below population growth. that meant that south africans were getting poorer while a project that is now known as state capture was underway and therefore some people in the government were getting wealthy or associated with the government, while south africans were getting poorer. and the real capacity of this economy is around a 3% growth rate and actually in the post-mandela era, we have achieved on average somewhere around 3% economic growth. so we need to snap back from this position of underperformance and the hope of cyril ramaphosa is that he will now appoint the right people, get the right team in place. he has laid out his policies, the party has adopted them and the state of the nation was an unveiling of a new vision for south africa which really contains many of the elements that the market and society see
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as the ingredients for that economic growth program. >> and he also talked about promoting investment in south africa, that is your area of expertise. he talked about key manufacturing sectors that would be overhauled to provide opportunities for investors. talked about agriculture and mining. where do you see possible investments and how important is that for job growth in south africa? >> there are some short term wins in the mining industry in particular where mining has been a very difficult environment due to the lack of clarity on the regulatory side. i think that he can clean that up, appoint a new minister of mines to run that. and mining has many spillovers in to the manufacturing sector, but i think manufacturing is an area where he can attract much greater local and international investment opportunities. south african economy is
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extremely sophisticated with a strong financial services sector, you know, hard physical infrastructure that is supportive. so with the right regulatory policy and his message that we are open for business, i think that what you will see is global multinationals relooking at south africa with a new set of eyes and saying to themselves should we not set up our manufacturing capacity in south africa as a sophisticated financial center and infrastructure center to service the growing african opportunity. you know, 1.2 billion people the next years until 2030, another half a billion in african continent. so a consumer and growth opportunity that reminds one of a china 30 years ago. and so the promise is get south africa right, correct a base for manufacturing into the future with a very large demographic opportunity on the doorstep of south africa. >> these are hopeful times and
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we'll wait and see what happens. we appreciate your expertise. thanks for joining us. coming up, christina macfarlane here with the latest from the pyeongchang olympics. what is going on? >> reporter: that's right. up next, we'll tell you why there was a sea of winnie-the-poohs at the pyeongchang figure skating arena after a japanese master class on the ice. can
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it is day eight of the winter games in pyeongchang. here is a quick look at the medal table. germany dominating with nine golds. norway next with six. and it is also leading the pack with total medals at 19. but other countries still have a chance to get in on the action. japan for instance just won its first gold at the games in men's figure skating after yuzuru hanyu's stunning performance. christi christine macfarlane has more about that and other olympic news. >> reporter: it's been super saturday here in pyeongchang with nine gold medals up for
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grabs. and two of the most thrilling came at almost exactly the same time. yuzuru hanyu in the ice arena and ledecky in the alpine skiing. yuzuru hanyu put in a record breaking performance. and there were big questions whether his fitness could hold out. and in the end, he did just about enough, a majestic performance that had his fans in tears. and when he finished his routine, stuffed winnie-the-pooh bears rained down from the crowd. hanyu is it a huge fan of the bear and uses it as a lucky mascot and he is always swamped by them every time he competes. also nathan chen said he wanted to redeem himself after a poor skate in the short program that saw him finish in 17th. and today he did that, making history in fact with six quad jumps and actually winning the free throw skate today, but overall finishing in fifth. and in the meantime there was high drama in the women's super
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g. lindsay vonn in action for the first time. she's been speaking a lot about racing for her grandfather who passed away last year, but sadly after what was a strong start, she made a serious error toward the end of the race that put her out of contention and into sixth place. instead it was a rank outside by the czech republic who pulled off the race of her life. but the most extraordinary thing about this lady is she is the only athlete at the games competing in two different sports, skiing and snow boarding. so after winning gold today, she will now swap her skis for a board and prepare to race in the parallel giant slalom here on thursday. whoever said skiing and snowboarding doesn't mix, well, ladecka just proved us all wrong. >> is she also think a ice skating? general throw th why not throw a that in too. all right. thanks so much. well, wind became a factor again at the winter olympics. ivan is following that for us.
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lindsay vonn finally gets to go down the hill. >> tough stuff. and that was the event by the way that was delayed because of the wind. we had about 30, 40 kilometer winds and then things quickly came down. so we're looking good. let's check in on conditions over the next few days. another full week aiming for ghold he gold here. we'll talk about conditions as i see it. there you see the winds, we continue to see anywhere from 15 to 20 kilometer per hour winds. i think as we head into the middle part of the week, we'll probably get a weaker system moving through that will get winds a little gusty again, but nothing i think that would be a huge event cancellation or delay. remember last week, that was terrible. don't see anything like that. as far as the forecast as we head through the next few day, we'll talk about a little bit of snowfall, but nothing too significant as far as the accumulations. so we'll check in with conditions by the time we get into i think wednesday or thursday, we'll begin to see a
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clipper system moving through out of the yellow sea and intoes korean peninsula that will bring us some snowfall especially across the higher elevations. before that happens, a weaker one down to the sought, bth, bu won't impact the venues here. we're look good sunday and heading into early next week. there you sees temperatures anywhere from about freezing to minus 6 for the overnight lows. but looking pretty good and the wind will cooperate. by the way, heading into the rest of the week, rest of the olympics, no frigid outbreaks here, so its will remain cold as they should be, but nothing unusual. so that is certainly excellent news. a quick check on the snowstorm across the united states, asle holiday weekend saturday night into sunday, we have being a accumulating snowfall, area of low pressure already forming across the south that will crash with the cold air and we'll make some snow. it will start saturday evening into saturday night and sunday morning. and it will all accumulate anywhere from 4 to 7 inches of
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snow. but secht70s for next week, so can shovel it or wait and it will melt. >> all right. thanks so much. and thank you for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm natalie allen. "new day" is next for u.s. viewers. for everyone else, stay with us for amanpour. we're ready for you. ♪ introducing new elvive protein recharge leave-in conditioner. in just one use, leave your hair with 97% less breakage. because you're worth it. everyone has a thing. that binge watch over the weekend thing. more checking-in or checking out things. that triple-double thing doing it yourself or tagging a friend thing. more revolutions in the making thing. that play like a girl thing. that four-legged friends thing.
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