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tv   The Day - News in Review  Deutsche Welle  November 16, 2017 3:02am-3:28am CET

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at the number of migrants coming to germany. in zimbabwe soldiers not police or on patrol president mugabe reportedly safe under house arrest it looks like a military coup the generals of course say it's not tonight and authoritarian african leaders rule appears to be over mugabe is suddenly at the mercy of the military i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day. mugabe and he is femi safe and sound and the best security is about and. we need that including those around the. hague genetic team political social and economic situation in our country.
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which if not a trace made his own he knew i owed it. any before patients will be met with an appropriate response. as soon as we have a company to our mission. we expect that his situation would attend the most. also coming up just in time for christmas all strong giving themselves the gift of marriage equality. we asked them for their opinion and i have given it to us to get on with the job the astray and people of cost us to do and get this done this year before christmas that must be our commitment. we begin the day with the new normal for zimbabwe overnight tanks rolled into the
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capital harare and soldiers seized control of state television and a general telling the nation this is not a coup but rather a mission to root out the criminals around president robert mugabe mugabe has dominated the country since it gained independence from the u.k. back in one thousand nine hundred eighty but years of misrule and corruption have made him a pariah especially in the west mugabi many times warned western powers not to intervene or tonight the irony this forced transition of power if it succeeds appears to be a home made gamble with the military and mugabe's own party both declaring a new era has begun minus mugabe good money in the soldiers took over a national t.v. station to say it wasn't a coup to put our people and you will beyond what
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us. we need to make it clear that this is not a military or of. but with tanks and military vehicles blocking off parliament and government buildings in the capital harare it sure looks like a coup and a coup is something the rest of the african union has said it will not accept. if indeed. you know we in the african union are against any violent government to overthrow. issued a statement saying the army should retreat and return to constitutional order. would support the legitimate zimbabwean government and in no case of goodwill we accept a forceful seizure of power for the fate of president robert mugabe and his wife grace is unclear but they appear to be in the custody of the military who say the couple are safe the military intervention comes after months of power wrangling
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over who will succeed the ninety three year old mugabe he has ruled the country since one nine hundred eighty but is frail and ailing last week mugabe fired vice president emerson manana he was widely viewed as the heir apparent and backed by some of the country's most powerful generals the sacking seemed to clear the path for grace mugabe but now the military has stopped her ascent at least temporarily and an influential group of war veterans one staunch supporters of mugabe themselves is calling for him to step aside completely prostration has been growing in zimbabwe it used to be wealthy but thirty seven years of mugabe's rule have left the economy in tatters and the question of who will take over and try to repair it has now been thrown wide open. well joining me now is tony hawkins from the university of harare in zimbabwe good evening to you tony
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i'm so this is certainly not what we were expecting to see in zimbabwe just twenty four forty eight hours ago do we know who is in charge of the country tonight. well as well as the me is in control. the expectation is that the us president in this in the in guy will. from south africa with a concern is. to take over as leader of some form of transitional administration until elections are held next year. the head of zimbabwe's war veterans just hours after this takeover began called for an end to mugabe's political rule let's listen just a little bit to what was said we aired that the robot governor should have been it called from is the role as the president and first stick that appear.
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or the political pop to embrace this no one paisa no one political party can solve our problems so we want to call it to call convent. so we hear right there the head of the veterans saying no one party can solve our problems. it sounds like they're saying they want an end to one party domination in the country in is that possible at this point. i don't think it's possible because the opposition is deep be divided fragmented and i don't myself believe the veterans really want that essentially the coup that we've seen is a coup within the ruling party to remove one faction section that was. surrounded was surrounding mrs mugabi who was sort of. spokesperson for the so-called group of forty. and just
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a modern guy who was militaristic wing if you like. the rest of the country has been rather lift out on the sidelines and marginalized but what is being going on it's it's an internal fight within zanu p s and we know that the south african president has reportedly been in contact with mr mugabe and with the zimbabwean military here is part of what he said earlier today i've taken a decision to send and boy to be able to conduct the leaders of the defense force who have undertaken these operations but also to meet with president mugabe we are hoping that this situation is going to be controlled so that peace and stability comes back to zimbabwe and that's what mr zuma were
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white to see happen but i mean tony like you said this is a domestic event and a domestic crisis is and it can seem like any have any impact on what's happening. well because he is chairman of the southern african development community the fourteen states which zimbabwe is a member and he is in a position to be able to convene a meeting of the senate council to discuss the situation in zimbabwe and possibly recommend to even take measures. whether this will happen or not is obviously unclear especially as mr zuma. has his own domestic problems and would just i think like to see the problem go away if you can see a relatively smooth transition from mr mugabe to mr man and god well i think he would be quite happy with that but with the rest of africa and the
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international community will be happy to see a military. coup to. dislodge a constitutionally elected leader is another matter you know i mean that's a very interesting point you bring up then you know throughout the years mr mugabe has always warned of foreign interference in the domestic affairs of zimbabwe yet it appears his undoing came from within i mean it's quite an irony isn't it is it is. it. is this long being. festering problem with ins on it appears that they have not been able to agree on a successor and mr mugabe is reluctant to step down and his reluctance to nominate a success so groom a successor. had added to the pressures that finally brought him down
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tony hawkins in harare giving us some valuable insights into what is happening inside his zimbabwe tonight tony we appreciate it thank you i think it. well are we journalists or foreign agents labels matter when you are trying to report a story in a foreign country and that may help to explain what russia's lower house of parliament did today the duma unanimously passed legislation that would force some international media outlets to register as foreign agents of the movie is seen as a retaliatory step against the united states washington recently demanded that a criminal and funded station register with the u.s. department of justice and as you guessed it a foreign agent the legislation is now received the backing of russia's upper house of parliament and president vladimir putin but is expected to have no problem and be signed into law i want to bring in our correspondent in moscow now emily sure
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when emily good evening to use the legislation has now passed the duma can you explain the next steps for looking at. well as you said it will go in front of the federation council which is the upper house of parliament and then it will have to be signed by putin as well now what this law means is it's an actually in addition to an existing media law and what it means is that all media outlets that are registered abroad or that are funded from abroad could have to register as foreign agents and now in practice what that means is that the ministry of justice here in russia will decide which outlets could become foreign agents and those media outlets will have to go through additional audit still they'll have a further bureaucratic burden and they'll also have to label all their content with a label for an agent so it's not clear how that will affect the work of media
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outlets might mean more restrictions on who you could talk to where you can film and so on so you could make the work of media outlets labeled as such harder of course i mean it could be a lot harder to get interviews if you if people have to label themselves as a foreign agent the deputy speaker of the duma spoke with v.w. about this legislation here's part of what was said. at themselves when you do not give into the temptation. of making vulgar statements about our country right now fuck you which are based not on facts but on speculation as has been happening recently i mean for most of the none of your media outlets will be restricted. would be bugged by the if you restrict the russian media then russia will have to respond to. if you restrict restrict the russian media that sounds like a tit for tat through their media how should we interpret that.
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well absolutely i think this is definitely part of the tit for tat sort of diplomatic downward spiral of relations between the u.s. and russia that we've seen in recent months and today the deputies at the duma repeated again and again that this is a reciprocal measure aimed against the u.s. after all russian state funded international broadcaster r.t. was made to register as a foreign agent on monday so tolstoy told us that you know the u.s. the u.s. has really forced forced excuse me forced russia's hand on this and that there had to be a response to the u.s. but also it sounded a bit like a threat you know this is a very broad law and it sounded like if another government were to accuse russian media of meddling of propaganda then there could be measures for that country's media as well so this is kind of an all purpose weapon that the russian government
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could could wield at this point even though it's reciprocal at the moment your weapon i think is the operative word here or at a correspondent in moscow really sure when on the story for us tonight emily thank you very much. australians have shown their support for marriage equality and they did it through the mail sixty percent of australians said yes to legalizing same sex marriage in a non-binding postal service a non-binding but the prime minister says he will tell parliament to obey the will of the people and to pass the legislation by year's end. she is of jubilation in australia. and some spontaneous proposals as it's announced that the majority of australians voted for gay and lesbian people to be able to marry. today i mean everything to hear that a strike is started by the sixty one percent of the o.g.t.t.
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. we're just going to lobby and we're just so thrilled and happy thank you it's right thank you so much yeah. in my shin so high as thousands gathered in parks around the country to celebrate the results of the national postal service and. watershed moment for gay rights in australia where it was illegal in some states to engage in homosexual activity up until nine hundred ninety seven yeah it's been a really special moment it's and it's a similar with my mom and i think. it's the point you know history the way of saying. we've got resoundingly for a better. country and that is so special. the voice is nonbinding been destroyed his prime minister malcolm turnbull said parliament would now legislation on the bill. i voted yes for a commitment i voted yes for love and now it is up to us
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here in the parliament of a strike to get on with it. they get on with the job the australian people of toss just to do and get this done this year before christmas. eve the bill passes muster and it would be the twenty sixth country in the bone to legalize same sex marriage. love is in the air in australia and that's why i pulled in jared read my colleague here at the big table he is from. it is good to have you on the show i mean it was it an easy or a short road for australia to get to this point was it you know it's been quite a long journey i mean when you look at the history the gay rights movement in australia began in the one nine hundred sixty s. and it wasn't until nine hundred seventy eight when this seminal moment occurred when there was the first mardi gras which sprang up out as a protest movement against police violence and discrimination in the law and in are
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slowly slowly things have been changing i saw a tweet today that quoted a seventy five year old woman who said i've been fighting for this fifty years and it's so important to remember people like a because you know she's lived three times when being gay was illegal when you needed to worry for your safety for your employment but it's also you know we need to keep in mind that it was as recent as two thousand and four when the conservative government at the time passed a law that restricted marriage to being between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others and so we've seen that since then polls have consistently shown that you know a majority of australians support same sex marriage but the political will to do anything about it hasn't really been there and till recent years and this is where we are today i think is interesting too if someone asked me to day is in australia kind of late coming to the marriage equality party but the united states did it but
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the united states didn't really do it the way the australians did i mean the united states got. marriage equality because of the supreme court but australians got it because basically you surveyed the voice of the people well that's right one we're getting it i should yeah well it's not binding so we have to see what was going on . what form it would take in the parliament but a big criticism a lot of people have been unhappy that their rights have been sort of determined by a yes no vars and that really. you know this issue has been left to the whims of direct democracy when people have you know wanted parliament to do their job i mean they're elected to pass these kinds of bills through parliament so big question has been why has is that to happen it's also come at enormous cost like around one hundred million dollars and people have said that could be better spent elsewhere like in aged care for example and as i said at the beginning it wasn't easy getting to this point the campaign itself has been very heated it times and who are the
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voices here who oppose same sex marriage in australia will probably the most famous voice that opposes same sex marriage is the former prime minister tony abbott and he actually has long been against a pity actually has a lesbian sister who lives in sydney and so they've sort of been you know not against each other but it's they've been held up has been on one side has been on the other yeah but. what the no campaign basically good was that same sex marriage would have further implications on things like freedom of speech and what children would be taught in schools about gender and about marriage and it seems pretty overwhelmingly australians have rejected those arguments and because of that a lot of people on the north side say ok will respect this result but under certain conditions and so we're seeing some lawmakers trying to come up with bills that have certain exceptions for religious organizations for example going to the pool
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who provide services. things like that you're convinced though that by the end of the year parliament will say yes to this i mean is that are you going to what's your what's your down under spirit tell yeah we'll come back and talk to you more you closer to the end of the year to see what they're doing in the capital of australia jared reed at the big table with us tonight jerry thank you very much. it's the defining threat of our time that is how the head of the un antonio who terrorists has described climate change she spoke today along with other leaders at the un climate talks in the german city of bonn it was a warning and a pep talk at the same time at a conference that is trying to build upon the success two years ago in paris. the session opened with a message from a very special representative of fiji the country presiding over the conference.
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to desmond did do he stays and i think is a go people the big excuse for not knowing much about climate change today we have no excuses and quote the game days are over and. german chancellor angela merkel added further urgency to those words calling for europe to step up to its climate responsibilities there she emphasized that even in rich countries this could be a struggle. well the next step is to find concrete ways to fulfill our obligations. to speak plainly this is also difficult for germany. in his speech french president emmanuel mccall said that europe should make up for the shortfall in funds that will result from the u.s. deciding to leave the paris climate agreement so it's going to mix i would like to see the largest possible number of european countries at our side all together to
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make up for the loss of u.s. funding. but i can guarantee you that as of twenty eight thousand the u.n. panel on climate change won't lack a single cent to work advance and support our decisions mexico's proposal garnered hucky applause now world leaders must translate their message of action into actual deeds back home. that's right actual deeds let's go now to my colleague christopher spring gate he is covering the climate talks force in bonn good evening to you chris for me we had a lot of speeches today right we heard from the the german brezhnev the german chancellor we heard from the french president there are a lot of words what about actions. well the most concrete result of all these speeches it does remain very strong you talked a lot about the united nations secretary general good ted as we also have the speeches
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from the german chancellor angela merkel the french president emmanuel markel both of them defining climate change and humanity central challenge both of them standing by the parents agreement very strongly and also calling for additional measures so that is something that people at this conference have been looking for today they got it. and christopher we know that they were really pushing trying to inject a sense of urgency in to meeting essentially interpret the paris agreement pouring the spirit of the paris agreement into concrete rules and regulations the nitty gritty of implementation that's what this climate conference is about them at the same time there has been some interesting progress today in the area of agriculture and land use which is a sector that produces twenty five percent of global greenhouse gas emissions that area has been deadlocked at between negotiators for the last six years but today
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