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every journey begins with the 1st step and every language with the 1st word emerged from the. greek opens in germany to learn german why not with simple online on your mobile free. learning course nikos free german meeting. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes the. fuel tanker explosion climbs to 75 this comes as relatives spend a 2nd day of national mourning identifying their loved ones at the. hospital. and the whole made. a logistics gap in the democratic republic of congo you'll be surprised.
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hello i'm christine want to welcome to news africa. we begin in tanzania where the death toll in the field tanker explosion in moore has risen to 75 hospital officials say 4 more people succumbed to their injuries the 2nd day of national mourning sole relatives identifying their loved ones at the mall on sunday a mass funeral was held for some of the victims. mourners as far as the eye can see tons of you are gathered in grief. the bereaved struggle to overcome the shock of this tragedy c. some still waiting for confirmation. but as it was. used to work as a motorcycle courier left to go to work. around 8 am one of my cost. told
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me about the news of the explosion and most of the victim as well motorcycle drivers. most of them that comes up there because of his job i rushed to go to the hospital because even now i have no news about where my husband is whether he is still alive or that. the letters that say that like we are just doing. what a. disaster struck morgaro on saturday morning doesn't run to siphon petrol from a crushed fuel tanker when the combustible cargo exploded ripping through this community. but the good people were all over collecting the fuel i was there myself but i had no intention of joining them i was urged by a friend to join in collecting the fuel but i refused later i heard people screaming fire fire out of the sky. such was the scale of the carnage many of the survivors had to be airlifted 200 kilometers away to daraa salam. doctors say
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most of the victims have severe burn injuries covering 80 percent of their body us . president john mica foully visited some of them in hospital and begged his citizens to stop rushing to dangerous field spills in the future. across africa deadly blasts like this one are all too common nevertheless many here hope this tragedy may get sad as a cautionary tale. joining me now for more on the story is t.w.a. is africa's harrison and william a welcome to harrison and you are from tanzania and you've been hearing a lot you know from home and just just how are people reacting to this tragedy it was very hard to see 1st of these pictures and videos circulating in social media you know of the people we have burned. on the ground it was very very hard to see
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those pictures and there were quite some discussions in social media on why this is happening you know so many people died within a very short time. so it was tough yet tough tough as it may be harrison i mean it begs the question it's been say that the death toll was as high as it is because people literally ran from the homes they brought jerry cans to the site to siphon feel it begs the question house and is is it a sign of desperation that people would risk their lives in such a way i mean some people in our report told us they were called to come to a scene and said no it's dangerous but so many people did go is it is a desperation hires and why would so many people have gone. one can talk about dispersion because you know this is an opportunity to get free fuel so for some people sitting at overturned tunk lying on the ground then it's an opportunity
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to get free oil right but again the president of towns and he also mentioned this when i was visiting the hospital that some of the people he met at the hospital we're not going there to steal you or to steal fuel some of them we're going there to rescue people so there are some people who are desperately going to still oil some people are going there to save people. and that complicates things because some are calling for some of the survivors to be prosecuted for this what can you tell us about that debate about prosecuting so those people who are stealing the fuel and who have been injured as a result. you know because we have some people who are who are still alive but they participated in stealing of oil but then again there are also some people who are who are supposed to take charge yeah yeah because what we hear from the media is that the whole situation was almost lasted for almost 2 hours so there was some
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police in this area for departments who would have reacted fast because i mean people there there should be some instructions to stop people from even getting close to the truck so these are the people probably who have to prosecute or don't do so the prime minister has already established a committee for investigating what has happened so that some people can be prosecuted on the issue ok. thank you thank you very much. in goma in the east of the democratic republic of congo the so-called. king of the road the homemade wooden skate has helped transport goods around the city at breakneck speed and some of their drive is local heroes.
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there are many ways to transport heavy loads. and this one in the democratic republic of congo is unique foot powered scooters made of wood their culture could use and they used to carry everything imaginable. for years eastern congo has been wrecked by war. peacekeepers from the united nations with their distinctive blue helmets on the ground they don't need to could use to get around but scooters painted in the un kindness can be found this one's own public seed claude giovanni he and his 2 could do are a familiar sight across the city not bothering about how much you could do like this because the area of trouble through is home to many rich people from the u.n.
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it's really a mugger you know. he makes a roll of not transporting objects that might make his brilliant scooter dirty but his work is the same as it is for all other to put in the driver's transporting heavy objects to customers. doesn't want to build us on a bus i would send a cousin i want my job i don't have any other than my chick who helps me feel my family and thanks to this workers or i can afford to send my children to school boy . and when the route goes downhill even the heaviest load is easy to transport. alexy has been memory alive for his victories in the city's annual chill could do race he's proved himself the fastest scooter pilot several times over. the major attraction in golmaal but the work itself isn't so glamorous. nor did
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a worker's union for drivers. it helps us climb our lives and ensures nobody tries to trick us and you want to get a little bit bored the more you try to stick together so we can all be successful and how. did. nobody can say exactly how many wooden scooters there are in goma definitely more than 100. lives and works on the outskirts of the city he's a chill could do specialist and the man who built alexy giovanni's race winning ride. after close inspection he spotted the problem. middle to come by lee gets to work he knows exactly how to build a robust roller using 2 different types of wood the axle wood comes from a strong tree that grows around goma.
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she got a new woman dynamo isn't turning properly. it needs adjusting so you know. i just can't work as well as i want to when it's not running smoothly so i. do has to be fast. you can see here that something's chafing. within a few minutes the transporter has dismantled and reassembled and it's wooden wheel is spinning freely again. one alexey giuliani can once again provide for his family with a simple emission free. made of free nubile locally sourced natural material perhaps the beacon of the future. perhaps it is now today is international youth day and this year there's a focus on education in africa school and university remains in accessible to many
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especially those in rural areas beyond the hard reality in certain instances of people's hopes and dreams we took our cameras to the streets to ask people about their vision for the future of our dreams. and also be successful you know to leave a better life because right now online so you live are so hard especially in this part of the world cup are you going to school you know every subject if you're jewish watching and then you find out our jobs you know. so many children suffering here we don't have schools we don't have water you can see we've just come from fetching water we buy one jerry convert 20 u.s. cents and it's about 5 konami's as a way to post your future in the future i want to stop being a motorbike operator and he would grow and maybe become
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a taxi driver i want to be able to deal in many businesses not just taxi work i could even run a business. our live my life to the fullest how to become someone my parents are proud of all of this someone my siblings also would be proud of the biggest change i would like to see in center for is to see young women leaving the country improving themselves standing up for themselves and their and so independent that's no other main or any other person can take once they have actually have to from them. and that is it for now from africa as all. is he think catch all stories on our website and facebook page because it's international news day today we leave you with some images of some young people in africa so next time i buy.
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robots that are still in the development phase so far it's going to happen when they grow and will humans and machines be able to peacefully co-exist or are we on the verge of a robot colors. if we just bumble into this totally unprepared with our heads in the sand she seemed to think about what could go wrong then let's face it it's probably going to be the biggest mistake in history. artificial intelligence is now
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spreading through our society they are the experts be able to agree on ethical guidelines or will this technology create deadly new autonomous weapon systems. a school robot collapse or talk is 14 on g.w. . here to. welcome from berlin and welcome to arts and culture the hills are alive with. sound of yodeling which i'm not very good at but we'll look into how this form of communication has evolved and flourished also coming up. in our series 100 german must reads we revisit the berlin wall through the eyes of a west german author and see how german division affected both sides east and west records. and speaking of walls of the land based artists collective inner fields
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use them as their canvas for some of the most sought after street art around. well anyone who's a fan of the sound of music will remember julie andrews yodeling her heart out in the song the lonely goatherd heard and indeed long before the advent of smartphones cow and gold herds used yodeling in the alps as a way to call from one mountain to another but what began as a melodic language in switzerland and austria has evolved into a sophisticated musical form in itself and it's one that has remarkable staying power. to. be totally meaningless and. we don't know where.

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