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is already expected to test strained bilateral relations. president xi jinping wins another term as head of china's communist party with no clear successor she is now seen as the country's most powerful leader in decades. protest as kenya prepares to hold another presidential election the country has been gripped by a rastafarian august poll was an old by the top court but can officials guarantee this vote will be free and fair. while the war of words between president doll trump and members of his own party. you know you would think he would aspire to to be the present united states in an act like a present united states but you know there's just not going to be the case apparently and. two retiring senators let loose on the president and he fires back . and more than four weeks after hurricane maria had puerto rico roughly eighty
percent of that island still has no electricity our correspondent visits a woman who will not leave her home although there's not much left of the. i'm brian thomas a very warm welcome to the show strained relations between germany and turkey will be tested further today as the trial begins for a german human rights activist arrested in istanbul in july. is one of eleven germans currently imprisoned in turkey berlin says he has been wrongfully detained and has been campaigning for his release he was arrested more than three months ago while giving a workshop to other human rights activists in istanbul he's being tried along with ten others including the director of amnesty international in turkey. i
start now stands accused of links to an armed terrorist group and of having ties to the islamic cleric to a gulag ankara accuses schoolin of being behind last year's failed coup now if convicted could face a sentence of up to fifteen years in prison his detention is further straining the already difficult relations between germany and turkey the german foreign ministers and mark gabriele has called the potential lengthy prison sentence quote in comprehensible and completely unacceptable to us. well for more on this we have with us correspondent dorian jones at the supreme court in istanbul and here in berlin we have our political correspondent thomas sparrow dorian let's start with you could turkey is accusing. of having talked to the cleric they say was behind july's failed to what evidence are they presenting right now.
well very little in fact and i think one of the major criticism of this case that the prosecutor's evidence that they have published so far appears to be what many observers scribed as absurd they say that most of the evidence is publications made by amnesty international prosecutors claim that this whole case centers on these human rights activists seeking to create a civil uprising against the turkish president. and they say that that was very similar to what conspirators had done in the past linked to the islamic cleric. evidence to support that claim but that does appear to be very little other than criticizing publications that criticize the president evidence that. there seems to be absolutely none other than that he was attending this meeting maybe even a relied on one tweet which said turn off your mobile phone and enjoy the boat ride to the island where the meeting was being held that they say the prosecutors indicates a conspiracy so
a lot of criticism that the charges have been brought and even more that there appears to be very little evidence to substantiate that thomas was so very little evidence out there right now what's what's the german government saying about this trial. the german government has on various occasions demanded. release they want consular access to be guaranteed and obviously a fair trial as well but it's also important to stress that as a reaction of. detention germany announced what he called a reorientation of policy towards turkey you know the in other words a new course in its relationship with that country and that included for example updating its travel advice to turkey telling germans traveling there to be cautious and also questioning how the german government could guarantee german investment in turkey when they say there are no legal certainty so certainly the case of oil and also all the other elements of these strained relations
have been a very big problem between. ankara in recent months you know there's one of the economic ramifications as well there during back to you it's not just ten other german nationals are also in jail in turkey are these cases all politically motivated. well that is the growing sentiment there is certainly coming from berlin but that's also the feeling the across europe it's not only german nationals that are being held there also american nationals and the turkish president and september made a clear link he said offering to release an american citizen being held in exchange for the extradition of fit to look cool and who is playing for last year's coup and lives in the united states and this is cited as evidence increasingly. foreign nationals and particularly german citizens as bargaining chips and in private to european member of parliament in
a press release rebecca harms yesterday clearly link this they said that these detained foreign nationals have become pawns being used in ankara against. rivals in. countries and i think the fact that it's been held also you have the german. also in jail and other journalists and german citizens they are increasingly being seen as bargaining chips to be used against berlin and it's in exchange for demands for extradition of people. linked to the large tears who strongly denies this they say that the judiciary is independent and they say that there is no political dealings with this but i think it's a growing skepticism both in turkey and internationally but these two foreign nationals are pawns in the growing diplomatic rivalry that turkey has with its allies. germany has a key migration deal in place right now of course with turkey with that in mind just how much pressure can berlin bring to bear in this case and in that of the
other ten german nationals as well. germany has to balance those interests on the one hand obviously the migration deal with germany which germany still considers to be very important on the other hand the deteriorating bilateral relations and that reorientation of the policy towards turkey that i just mentioned and that is indeed a very difficult balance for the german government thomas sparrow for us here in berlin and dorian jones in istanbul gentlemen thanks to both of you for all those insights this morning. miles to china now and he's been called the most powerful man in china since and now the chinese president xi jinping has been confirmed as the country's top leader again he was selected as secretary general of the tom his party's ruling council now the party did not select a clear successor to she that's a break with precedent critics say the concentration of so much power in one person
is a troubling development including for human rights and the rule of law in china thanks . to talk about this more let's bring in mathias bellinger who joins us from beijing ts g.'s hold on power now has been cemented is being called the most powerful man since my where does he want to take china. he wants to make china more powerful that's what he has said from the beginning. and he wants to have the communist party even more powerful in china so i guess we will see here on repression you see a tighter grip of the communist party not only on society but also on the economy and his foreign policy we will see a strengthening of foreign investment that's very clear he has not only managed to enshrine his own name in the party constitution but also one of his favorite
projects the one belt one road project which tends at building an infrastructure the chinese dominated infrastructure and infrastructure in the world so more. more chinese investments and more chinese assertiveness in the on the world stage mathias the party congress that just wrapped up so a real break with communist party tradition it did not appoint a successor to the new confirmed leader what do you make of that. well this seems to be a clear sign that she jinping is hoping to get a third term as a as a as a party general secretary he cannot stand third term as a president but anyway the party post is the most important one. talking about successes of course these successes that have been built within the second term usually of somebody. to term in office they have never been named successors but it
was very clear from their position that they were going to be in the in a circle of candidates this time we can exclude this because all of the members of the standing committee of the party are too old still to come the successor of caesium being in two thousand and twenty two. he will probably try to get his two or term in office ok now he campaigned with with party delegates on a strong anti corruption platform has he been successful in reining in china's corruption. yeah he has to some extent there have has been like just before the party congress we have seen a number that's one point three million party officials have been purged have been disciplined as the communist party calls it so people can see. a lot of
corrupt officials are proposed prosecuted now on the other hand he has been very successful in making this anti-corruption campaign his tool of power he is very much feared and he has been using this against his potential rivals or people in their factions so we can clearly see the most. benefit of it has been his is power struggle he has used this anti-corruption campaign to eliminate anybody who will contest his power. in his village or from for us from beijing this morning thanks very much for the interest thank you very much now for a look at some of the other stories making in the news this morning the american ban on all refugees has now ended after one hundred twenty days but nationals from eleven countries believed to pose a higher risk to the u.s. will face tougher school officials have not named those countries of carbon say people will be judged on a case by case basis. russia has vetoed a u.s.
sponsored resolution that would have extended an investigation into who's behind a chemical weapons attack in syria if you was a zionist time russia has used its veto power at the u.n. security council to block action targeting its syrian ally. the kurdistan regional government in iraq has offered to a null the results of last month's independence referendum in order to hold talks with baghdad iraqi forces have driven kurdish troops from cities in the north outside their autonomy zone an overwhelming majority of iraqi kurds voted for independence but the central government has rejected the result. the colombian government says hundreds of fark rebels have abandoned the peace deal most former girls have given up the armed struggle but a dissident minority has returned to their former strongholds and are now again involved in drug trafficking gets to the u.s.
now or president donald trump has responded to stinging criticism leveled at him by two senators who belong to his own republican party trump lashed out on social media after bob corker and jeff flake dished out some of the most searing language ever aimed at a sitting u.s. president saying he was on truthful rectus reckless and undignified those comments set the tone for the welcome received on a visit to capitol hill the u.s. senate building was not a safe space for donald trump on tuesday. for. his visit came hours after a clash with his nemesis senator bob corker of tennessee who had this to say when asked if the president was debasing the nation. i don't think there's any question but that's the case just in the way that he conducts himself and then goes to such a low level. just i do but but look i mean the rest of us
need to do what we can to do act as a statesman and to try to move our nation ahead in a time when we have a leader such as we have now and that's certainly what i'm attempting later on tuesday another senator jeff flake of arizona announced he would not seek reelection as part of a seventeen minute attack on trump reckless outrageous and undefined behavior has become excused and countenanced as telling it like it is when it is actually just reckless outrageous and dignified and undignified. and when such behavior emanates from the top of our government it is something else it is dangerous to a democracy. but criticism just seems to galvanize the president first he trashed corker on twitter saying the senator couldn't get elected dog catcher in tennessee
next he sent out spokesperson sarah huckabee sanders to comment on flakes announcement that he won't run for senate again. based on the lack of support that he has from the people of arizona it's probably a good there's no shortage of tough talk from the white house but it remains to be seen if trump can keep his head above water if the trickle of dissident republican senators becomes a flood. well earlier we spoke with our correspondent carolyn it's more in washington we asked why these two rebel republican lawmakers made such harsh public comments about the president the senators who spoke out today are retiring from the senate they are not running for the midterm elections and therefore they are not afraid of criticizing a president donald trump this might also have serious consequences support the majority in the senate republicans have fifty two legislators in the senate and
forty eight democrats that means they only have a three senators majority if these three senators start to act against their own party this will have to keep consequences in every political field in the united states and also in their foreign affairs. carolyn it's more there for us in washington this is the interview news live from berlin still to come on the show we turn to german cutbacks and where dortmund hope to date with lower league opposition would help them recover their mojo. back. monica joe. jones well you have the news about just great it's good to hear some great news about an airline disaster well yes they they come plenty full those news the airline of tons a host of the best ever results in the history of the company for the first nine months of the year and a twelve percent increase in total revenue for the period the european aviation
market is of course undergoing drastic changes from british low cost carrier a monarch to germany's number two alan abolition all the way to italian flagship carrier italia they've all folded but their demise is tons of fortune. germany's largest airline love tanzer seems to have an insatiable appetite after buying a large chunk of bankrupt air berlin the carry and now wants parts of beleaguered italian rival al italia would love to answer the most interested in the aircraft in the landing slots thousands could be laid off even so full of tons of expansion is the name of the game in twenty sixteen the carrier flew some one hundred ten million passengers nearly two percent more than in twenty fifteen that growth didn't come from its full service carry a look times are but it's budget euro wings for the first time lift on says passenger figures were overtaken by island by its low cost carrier ryanair the
sector remains very competitive times i'm still grow and stay ahead without forking out huge amounts of money that's more than a survival strategy but antitrust authorities could spoil the party they'll be reviewing with a lift ons that is gaining a monopoly position on too many groups as its buying spree continues. the european parliament has called for weedkiller glyphosate to be phased out in the next five years the non-binding vote comes as representatives from the twenty eight member nations are to meet at brussels today to discuss whether to extend to the license for the controversial herbicide and if so for how long europe has been debating the use of life to save for more than two years in a moment we'll go to brussels for the latest but first this report. it's the most commonly used herbicide in the world in europe farmers spread life aside on around half of all fields used to raise commercial crops but the we kill is highly
controversial due to concerns it could have an impact on human and environmental health today the e.u. will try once again to decide whether manufacturers can continue to sell the controversial product on european markets many critics demand a ban on glasses side activists began applying pressure in brussels at the beginning of the week the international agency for research on cancer of the world health organization has found that life as it causes cancer in animals and probably also in humans means that there's urgent need for action studies don't agree on where the glass aside is a long term cancer risk or not the world health organization has said it could pose a danger the food safety authority has proclaimed the chemicals harmless but has also been accused of basing that opinion on studies sponsored by glaive a site manufacturer a month santos greens in the european parliament say that's not acceptable that we need to look at independent studies not just ones carried out by the industry and
we have to finally end this thing with life aside there is a standard farming methods that work fine without the heavy use of chemicals. that are of. by standard farming methods hoisting means organic agriculture but many farmers say those methods are too expensive and think it's enough to only ban the use of herbicide directly before the harvest conservative m e p s disagree with the greens but blame member states for not reaching a decision i find it very regrettable that for more than two years the member states don't have a clear position they are always postponing there's no majority for any position if member states don't come to a conclusion today the european commission will make the decision in their place and these protesters won't like it because it's almost certain to allow the continued use of glyphosate. while looks like parliamentarians are having a hard time here let's bring in catherine martins our correspondent in brussels and
she also sent us this reporter catherine good to have you with us what are the chances that the e.u. will actually come to a decision today well the chances are very small that we will have a dozen i'm glad life was saved today and this is mainly due to the fact that the key player here in brussels the member states probably won't be able to produce a majority and this is in many due to the fact that several member states abstained they don't want to touch this hot potato like for example germany germany abstained in every single vote on the what i've presented here in brussels and this is probably why we are watching a kind of a joint game here on life is out for to readers now so the member states really have to come to a conclusion but i really doubt if this will be the case today well what is so difficult about this issue that so many member states abstain and and where does the e.u. commission come into all this. well every time european member states fail
to deliver it is foreseen that the european commission jumps in to finish the job and in this life as a story the member states never able to produce a majority in any direction because they are all aware of the sensitivity of this issue for example in the civil society in the european union so nobody is really keen to touch this hot potato nobody is keen to make the decision and the life aside stance really is a symbol for the political attitude regarding the member states if it gets too hot in the kitchen they prefer to leave for europe they preferred to leave the european commission alone visited dealing with it so this is something we are having since we are observing since two years now in the sky for that story ok and i mean what is monsanto saying about all this life state of course a key ingredient of one sometimes top selling round of weed killer and of course
the evils of big markets a house monsanto reacting. of course there is no doubt months under made a lot of money of life aside but now the pad and already phased out so it is in financial terms in economic terms it is not the very first priority of one hundred to push harder to get a larger say a longer on the european markets according to independent observers here in brussels the biggest lobby group is still this are the farmers and the european union they really are keen to keep this project to officer stands for a low cost agriculture and they argue valid this product they won't be any more competitive on the european market all right kevin martins their brain is up to speed on the today's decision the huge decision on extending the license for glyphosate or not thank you so much for this kevin martin's.
i guy brian dave it and to go that is not a topic mag to brag really hoping for to turn things around last night in german cup action marco all eyes were on top of the table dortmund as it travelled to third division magdeburg a team known though for upset stuart and came mentally prepared for that. mock the birds fans made every effort including that huge terrifying monster graphic in the stands to try to intimidate the big name club but the big name club was having none of it starting with skinny number fourteen in the middle seventeen year old alexander e-zine in his competitive debut for dortmund ease uk set up then salo castro for the opening goal a nice knock down header making it easy the swedish forward helped himself just after the break guiding the ball through goalkeeper alexander brown's slags to make it to no penalty made it three and then dortmund thanks to shinji kagawa added two
more to complete the route the guy was cross to mark bartra made it a four goal difference. then he added his own go off of a pass from maximillian philip. dortmund desert albeit against third division competition. and the german cup action continues tonight with a clash between two of the best sides in germany rb lives they goes by and in the first of two matches and four days between these teams now it's a chance for each side to strike a psychological blow ahead of their bonus league a clash this weekend. the buy and ship has steady and that's mostly thanks to this man you punk us has led the team to three wins out of three in all competitions and the boss is happy if you and this is a mistake a business with intellectual think it's important that we won those three games that the players have regained some confidence and that we have
a clear sense of what we're doing. but leipzig posed by iran's toughest challenge since ike its return to the dugout even with biron's long list of stars their coach is wary of their opponents' dangerous attack. they have some fantastic players who play imaginative football team of honor is an outstanding german striker and. like to go into the match in top form the win over stuttgart at the weekend was their fourth league win in a row but they've never beaten by air and coach brown hospital is not counting on an easy ride. of downshift you can see that you can i guess as fingerprints are all over this on every he says it's not easy to find witnesses in the team. and there's more than just a place in the third round at stake a victory on wednesday would give whoever wins
a psychological boost when the two sides meet again in the bundesliga on saturday. this is deja vu news still to come on the show the growing reports of sexual assault in hollywood that started with harvey weinstein continue to make headlines and now women in europe are speaking out there are now reports of harassment and assault at the u. headquarters in brussels. and kenyans could be heading to the polls for the second time in less than three months supporters of the two main presidential candidates have taken to the streets since august leaving dozens dead. this is the t.v. news live from berlin we'll be back after a short. pushes electrum of the missing woman oh. man to hybrids and stones to nothing. strikingly new.
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a flashpoint of the already tense relations between germany and turkey. and chinese president xi jinping has won his second five year term as the country's top leader was like the secretary general of the communist party's ruling council with no clear. successor she has set the stage to dominate the chinese leadership for years to come. all the sexual harassment assault and rape accusations aimed at the hollywood film producer harvey weinstein have triggered a flood of other reports around the world the news website politico has published disclosed complaints by eighty seven women and six men or king at the headquarters in brussels for example some women like it when a hutton tweeted their stories of how men harassed them using the hash tag me too she says when it came to furthering my career in brussels but seeing and working for him every day i chose to leave other allegations include people being offered
e.u. employment in exchange for sacks young women being sent to bars to trade sexual favors for legislative outcomes and men being bullied joining us now for more on this is joanna goody she's the head of the freedoms and justice department in the ease agency for fundamental rights thanks so much for being with us this morning the european parliament is having an emergency meeting on this how new are these allegations of sexual harassment in the european parliament. what is difficult for me to comment specifically on the european parliament because these allegations are coming out now but i think what we have to underline and the fundamental rights agency did a study with forty two thousand women across the european union and what we found is that sexual harassment is pervasive when we also i mean about different types of sexual harassment every second woman said that she had experienced some form of sexual harassment at least once in her lifetime and we also women about the last
twelve months alone one in five women said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment so my message really is that it's pervasive it's not only particular to certain institutions but the fact that we're getting to hear about this now is hopefully a catalyst to take it seriously ok we have also been hearing from some of the officials in brussels let's give a listen now to antonio touch jani a jolly rather he's the head of the president of the european parliament let's listen to what he had to say. we still keep me at will i had hoped that there would only be a tiny number of cases of this nature. but i'm afraid we had quite a large number of reports. but even one case as far as i'm concerned is one case too many so look as i said a bit about the video out of the you know there's a president of the european parliament picking up and as what you said is
a pervasive problem you mentioned every second woman experiencing this. in the area you're talking about now what exactly is the you going to do though to to protect people from this type of sexual harassment at its own headquarters. well i think the first thing is that you have to encourage women to the report our own studies have shown this only doesn't only apply to you can parliament but generally you have to have a safe environment for victims of sexual harassment and abuse to come forward so they need to think that they can be taken seriously and that they are taken seriously when they do report abuse and one other thing that we can say is that we've had legislation in place since two thousand and six which looks at gender equality in the workplace and it includes reference to sexual harassment another thing that you can see is that the e.u. has now become a signatory to council of europe legislation which looks also at sexual harassment
so if you're asking me what can the parliament what can other institutions do the fact is that we need to take the law seriously and we need to ensure that we implemented also in institutions both in brussels and absolutely everywhere ok now you mentioned this legislation being in place or has it been helpful at all for every second woman in brussels as it and the fact that there is a signatory hasn't helped out either isn't it time then for an independent investigation into the european parliament. well european parliament has its procedures to follow and i do know that they've set up a committee and that was stated that they're going to look into this so they have actually official procedures that they should follow and i think what we know from having done research on this is that if you don't collect robust information about the extent of their views you really only touch the tip of the iceberg so when
women begin to come forward that might in fact be the tip of the iceberg and so you really have to take it seriously and you need to create an atmosphere where women can actually recall in a safe environment and i understand that they are taking steps to moods this ok you're saying the safe environment is included in the internal regulations that are there the internal mechanisms and there's no need for an independent investigation externally it's hard for me to comment on that they have to follow certain procedures and he's early days yet so it will be up to the parliament to decide how to process this effectively but i'm sure that they are taking extremely seriously as would all institutions if such allegations come forward so i'm not going to comment specifically on action should be taking now ok john a goodie thank you so very much for being with us this morning for those insights as the head of the freedoms and justice department in the us you can see for
fundamental rights thanks very much thank you very much wants to thailand now in bangkok the five day funeral ceremony for the king has started he died last october at the age of eighty eight tens of thousands of mourners have filed into an historic quarter of thailand's capital to bid farewell to the mark was body has been lying in state for the past four months the king has been seen traditionally as a stabilizing figure in the country and has been the world's longest serving mark. kenya's supreme court is set to hear a last minute petition to delay thursday's presidential election now if this vote goes ahead it would be the second time kenyans vote in less than three months the first presidential election in august was an old by the supreme court due to irregularities dozens of died in violence since that disputed vote. catherine want to send us this report. on musher day or heroes day kenya
celebrates those who fought for independence people from far and wide came last friday to nairobi's main park to listen to president hu kenyatta's address the event is usually filled with pomp and color with children getting the most out of the entertainment but this year and easiness hangs over canyons including james and europe and his family. after the supreme court and all the elections there's been a lot of tension but we pray to god that we will have an election and have peace on and thereafter. because that is. kenya's electoral commission has faced numerous challenges since the announcement on september first the chairman of the commission has not quite conceded that he's under siege and still insists the commission can deliver an election on the twenty sixth the main opposition party insists the commission must get its house in order before it holds an election opposition supporters have taken to the streets demanding reforms within the
commission but government supporters like james say the electoral commission is already capable of organizing a repeat poll. we're lecture a commission should stay as it is and shouldn't be changed it's independent and it will respect the democratic rights of kenyans i believe there will be voters in every polling station in the country with the move. to so i think. as we approach the twenty sixth of october kenya remains a divided country on one hope you have a population that is willing to support incumbent president who kenya and his family party and the other half of the population that the board's made up in the right allowed now according to this part of the population they claim that income the president has a few of them from his government. in two thousand and thirteen. an informal
settlement in the capital is a perceived opposition stronghold supporters of right loading snap this year's celebrations most stayed indoors mourning those killed opposition protests with no i cannot vote with an order from i cannot vote i voted last week amiably short people and i want that i'm not voting because i love freedom or i'm not into many of the everything that's happened and again i read my constitution and look at me constitution everywhere i go to them i don't have any to do but i want to understand what is there and i understand so i'm not going to vote and i'm going to predict other people like my mother who didn't go to school who doesn't own the thumb in the can on television what. the canyon national human rights commission says police killed at least thirty three opposition supporters in protest during the election in august this number includes seven children there are fears both
sides down background. and those who know it you know it goes back to you're born into trouble and i tremble for my i just mean you're born thinking the way appliance to politically even actually grown into this political thinking and socialization of all other people with their tribe and party don't represent me. to insist the elections must go ahead and has your dialogue with. the pool a heavy police presence is expected on voting day as kenya's future hangs in the balance. let's bring in de w's catherine o. mando who brought us that report from kenya's capital nairobi good morning catherine the supreme court is hearing a petition right now to delay the election how likely is it that this election will be delayed or or even called off. well it's anyone's guess it's
been anyone's guess for the past two months because today the supreme court will hear a petition by three petition is who is seeking to have the polls pushed back. postponed so we're expecting that ruling within the day which could determine whether we have the election or not and as you know it's the supreme court that in all the election in the first place on september first so whatever ruling they have today will be determined in fact what happens tomorrow the petition is have this idea that. he who is the chairman of the electoral commission doesn't seem to have the power to postpone the election as civil society has been calling for and other sections of the society as well ok you mentioned the competing sections of society there how divided this is are you right now the supporters of president kenyatta and the opposition leader raul loading a. it's very divided it's divided on every
level you walk in the streets and you feel it people hurdling together talking about whatever's happening in the country right now as we speak we have one side that is going to support the president and they say that it's their constitutional right to vote tomorrow and you have another half of the cons of the country saying that they won't vote following main opposition as withdraw from the election and criticize critics who say that the that there is no level playing field for those who are participating in the election and therefore that's that's what's causing the division. chances that an election will put an end to the type of divisions you just describe for us. it depends if an election is postponed it could end the deficient among the people in kenya but if the election does take place tomorrow as planned then it will make the divisions
even wider as we speak right now there are discussions although then muted but there are discussions of the solution where western kenya wants to take its own autonomy if they can't get or they feel that they're not being heard so these are the discussions that we're having this election has brought about issues of inequality among different ethnic communities compared to those who are alliance to the government so if the election does take place tomorrow with no reform and no sort of solution or dialogue between the two leaders it will cause more division ok you mentioned western autonomy or could you fill us in a little bit on that how strong is the push right now in western kenya to break away from the rest of the country. it's a discussion that has been going on since august since the election was was was was
criticized in august and you have a lot of people who come from western kenya which is comprised of different ethnic groups saying that they don't feel represented saying that if central kenya and rift valley which of the two which is mainly supportive of the government can go ahead with an election and go ahead with the process without actually listening to what they have to say and also the sources distribution of resources that's also a discussion they feel that resources have been you know concentrated in the rift valley and central kenya so they say that if they can have their own space then it would be easier because then they can build their own country but then you have a lot of people who are dismissing this conversation saying that kenyans should look at south sudan and how that happened and off to see did and the issues that they're facing now but it is a discussion that really compu didn't ignore it at this point so there's a lot at stake moving ahead if this election proceeds as as some people hope are
cazenove on both thanks very much for that from nairobi we're turning now to madagascar where the balik plague has killed dozens of people over the past two months now this disease is not new to the island which normally sees hundreds of cases each year but this outbreak has been especially severe affecting more than a thousand people the u.n. has delivered some one million doses of antibiotics to help the ill who are often shunned as they struggle to recover. this young boy's infected with the plague first he received a vaccine and now left to keep a distance of two meters from his own mother. the outlook is good for many who have made it to this clinic in eastern madagascar. like silvino and her child. i think i got the plague in my lungs when we came into the hospital i was very
afraid for my daughter and my family i had a fever and my lungs hurt. the plague can be treated if people receive a vaccine early enough but the outbreak of this disease in madagascar is not uncommon. mostly it's the plague but this time around it's the extremely dangerous pneumonic plague which spreads through the air for. plague outbreaks often start when rats transmit the disease to humans via fleas unsanitary conditions make the spread more likely. to be places like this one look at how we live isn't it filthy people like us have to be better protected. the sick are afraid to tell others they have the disease because they're scared of being ostracized stigma associated
with it. it creates rumors which make it difficult for us to actually get the truth about playing out into the community and when the people have a misconception of. what plague really is and it makes it much more difficult for us to actually cut the chain of transmission and to help. this outbreak has infected about twelve hundred people about seven hundred have now recovered. adriano yaka is one of them but it's not easy to convince people at work that he's healthy again so he brings an aid worker in to you you don't have to be afraid of him. just talking normally with him. he's just like he used to be. i'm happy to be back the doctor says i will again and the disease won't come back. just when i get. the plague has been stamped out in most of the world but it remains a fact of life for people here in madagascar. salinas used
to be the most popular tourist destination in puerto rico one of the least but after hurricane maria that area has been completely destroyed half of the island's population still has no access to water and most of the residents in salinas live in one school building our correspondent visited a woman who does not want to leave her home even though there's not much left of it . the first thing that all of it does after she gets up is to check that she has enough diesel fuel for the day. this generator is her sole source of electricity and it's vital for pumping water up to the second story. houses right by the sea to view a spectacular until recently. the houses in an upscale neighborhood but the stylish motorboats that used to adorn the bay of plato were hit just as hard as the fancy beach houses. sell by faces an ongoing
battle against the water pouring into her home through the roof. we have to get rid of the will to say the top three things can dry out. elba tries to rescue the parquet floor by pushing the water through the cracks like it's going down. the road. are rebuilt my room so at least i don't have to sleep on the balcony anymore. rather. than a name and a right to. say i had not seen her cousin elba since the disaster. she lost her mother in the aftermath of the hurricane. we never i just feel my mother died when we've suffered genuine losses in addition to material damage my
mother is the person i loved more than anything you have to believe she's in a better place now a good reason and that we have to survive this is not my fright now it's about just staying alive but even though i can. tell by finally returns from her shopping expedition which was as she reports chaotic. outside. it's difficult to find food accuse a horrendous plus we went to three banks but none of them had any cash. you need ok we took whatever was available. thank you very much her priority when shopping is items for the immediate future not luxury goods. when you're on the air you're in the bathroom i think and that's where i hid. my face so full of us all four dogs roam on i'm cooking. we were all here in the bathroom.
and then i was alone with the dogs crave a ten hour was ok i knew. i didn't know whether to sing or pray. with my baby and by the time i came out i didn't know what day it was or what the time was. so you think of a single photo of a man and it took me five days to return to reality see only the more you're better than the south. and obama has a dream of having a brand new home here a year from now. or better for food all my future i don't know. tomorrow after i have a cup of coffee i'm going to start thinking about where i want to have my new kitchen set up in bed when they get all that and then i'll be able to start working on it though once the old one has gone on for over
a month so right. on the side of the. big things have small beginnings for people like elbow there is only a new beginning. well the road to internet access in cuba has been very slow and expensive two years ago the communist government there a tiny share of carefully vetted households in havana to the web mostly academics scientists and government journalists the rest and abusing why five parks public areas that offer internet access there are over four hundred of them on the island but many cubans are not happy about the lack of a quality. writing messages and sending photos making phone calls or skype in with friends and relatives in all corners of the globe all of this is now possible in cuba as why fight park's prices have dropped from two u.s. dollars to one fifty per hour but that still represents five percent of the average
monthly income of just thirty dollars but it's not just the high prices that disturb many cubans. this if i talk on the phone by internet with people about private things and all around people can listen in that it would be nice if privacy could be protected but as long as it's not like that we have to live with what we have but i mean it didn't like everything on cuba a little surreal you can really experience the intimate lives of people someone pleading like when are you finally going to send me an invitation or another i miss you my son the whole of cuban life is being played out in this park the exodus those far away that have left and those that stayed here the whole thing makes me sad that you know you're going yeah. two years ago the first private broadband network was laid in havana and promises have been made to hook up the entire island by the end of the year but repeated
problems mean such a plan is something of a utopia and one many for now at least can still only dream of. time for a small note that's made a big difference an hour from albert einstein describing the key to happiness as sold for about one point five million dollars an auction in jerusalem einstein gave the piece of handwritten advice to a japanese bellboy after the scientists realized he had no cash on hand for a tip the auction note reads a calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness bidding on the snow began a two thousand. and dollars it quickly escalated for that no one for that one point five million dollars to a mystery that. are minor now of our top stories at this hour the trial for the german human rights activists peter storrie set to begin today in turkey he was arrested in istanbul last july on terrorism related
charges the case has become a flashpoint in the already strained relations between germany and turkey. and chinese president xi jinping is want to second five year term his country's top leader who was selected as the secretary general has come his party's really counsel with no clear successor she has set himself up to stage domination of the chinese leadership for years to come. this is the news live from berlin we're back with more at the top of the hour don't forget our website dot com.
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