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on counting the cost how corrupt is your country transparency international has the latest global rankings venezuela makes history by launching a crypto currency south africa plug a hole in its finances as cape town faces a water shortage counting the cost at this time. zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. incendiary bombs rained down on rebel held east and
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driving up the death toll further as the u.n. security council wrangles over ceasefire plan we report from northeast nigeria where the government has apologized to the families of dozens of missing schoolgirls for giving them false information. it's time to make. a much harder. president rallies the conservative faithful saying a school with no guns is a dangerous place. and how one tweet from a reality t.v. not chapel most one point three billion dollars. top story in sports. from russia fails a drug. out of all the details coming up for you later in the program.
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the death toll continues to climb in syria where the government bombing of a rebel held enclave near damascus shows no signs of abating rockets have been fired into eastern for a sixth straight day but in the death toll to four hundred forty three people since sunday well at the u.n. security council of vote is due to take place any time now on imposing a thirty day ceasefire in syria but it has been delayed by last minute negotiations we're going to bring you more on that in a moment but first though this report from a solid binge of aid on the turkey syria border. there's. evidence here they call out for those left on another floor but in the dense dust and debris it's hard to see who's left the upper floor is on fire. the doctor tells ali to open his eyes so he can wash medical workers in eastern
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huta are calling for urgent assistance because of the continuous heavy bombardment . incendiary bombs are now appearing in the night skies weapons intended to start large fires when they hit the ground people in bodies are pulled out from crevices between buildings the nearly four hundred thousand people in the besieged enclave are dying in their hundreds. graphic videos we've chosen not to show you contain body parts scattered in the aftermath of the latest onslaught by the assad government and its allies how to be a bad what's taking place in eastern is a genocide and a crime against humanity in violation of international and humanitarian law and the perpetrators should be held liable accountable and cannot escape punishment under any circumstances russia is to blame for directly being involved in the military campaign and even apartment we are shocked by what she see happening now in eastern and we fear that the situation will will worsen the opposition holds russia and
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iran responsible. when the dust settles the destruction is clear people have been forced to live in underground shelters. when the message to the security council is for a ceasefire or truce for days airstrikes and bombardments of forced families and children into underground shelters we can't do anything we can't even go outside to get food but when the outside looks like this there aren't many places people can go to the ferocity of the bombardment and the arrival of troops on the outskirts of what are battling with fighters is reminiscent of what happened to other rebel held parts in places like homs and aleppo entire populations were evacuated to new places in syria and people inside besieged with the have been cheering order flits evacuation zones convinced that this is what is going to happen to them israel. doesn't. i guess there are big correspondent gary is inside east and go to and describe the
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situation. now. the aerial bombardment on guta has been without interruption as the russian and the regime jet fighters are still pounding the city around the clock the shelling is targeting critical installations like hospitals and residential areas any moving object within the residential areas is a target to them the picture behind me speaks volumes this is living proof the residential buildings are destroyed there's no movement on the streets residents have fled their fear shelling by russians jet fighters the regime's artillery and rocket launchers we are standing in the most dangerous spot that the recon planes in the jet fighters are hovering which was a russian and syrian have a copters hovering above our heads any sign of life in kuta has been targeted nothing has been spared above all critical installations of residential buildings were targeted alike bakeries hospitals schools you name it they're either destroyed or now out of function the situation in eastern kuta is nothing but catastrophic we
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cannot continue covering the situation life as it is very dangerous here and the jet fighters and helicopters are coming our way. residents and civil groups in eastern could have written a letter of demands to the united nations pleading for an end to the violence they say they support the resolution the u.n. is preparing to vote on but are opposed to the forced evacuation of residents from their homes they also say they hold both russia and iran responsible for the violence and they want president bashar assad and his government to be tried and penalized for war crimes over its use of chemical weapons so a little earlier we spoke to a student activist who is sheltering in an underground bunker under eastern mahmoud why danny says the syrian government must be forced to stick to any resolution that's agreed it's not very clear that the international community is going to push them in the last two you know. really committed to that notion because we are now in the. categorized as
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a deescalated zero in which there is even agreed on in every year. agreement the casualties for the last five days. up to four hundred now and most of them are children and women are wounded or are definitely above two thousand and the. regime is targeting ambulances and first responders you know on the road. and they are also targeting critical. and important places in the city like of the bakery and the hospitals they targeted about twenty medical care. center. in those last five days and so this does not look at all like
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a deescalation as we've witnessed a lot of dogs and a lot of promises but the world isn't doing any think no actions are gone and that's death by stating because the international community has a job to do toward us to all the people the civilians who are living in this area they can just forget about that and. make. you know pretend it's not happening war crimes are being committed around us u.s. president donald trump has spoken about syria at a news conference with the australian prime minister he criticized the role played by allies of the syrian government i will say what russia and what iran and what syria have done recently is a humanitarian disgrace i will tell you that we're there for one reason with it to get isis and get rid of isis and go home. we're not there for any other reason and we've largely accomplished our goal but what those three countries have done to
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people over the last short period of time is a disgrace so last minute negotiations are still going on at the un security council ahead of a potential that on a thirty day cease fire in syria let's get the latest right diplomatic editor james bays and joins us from u.n. headquarters and james you've been speaking about how diplomats have been working on the language and the content of the resolution why is it proving so difficult for them to reach an agreement they've been fighting over every single word a great deal of the detail in this it's russia that doesn't like some of the things that are in the draft resolution that was drawn up by kuwait in sweden there were amendments overnight and there been amendments throughout the day the vote was originally supposed to take place five hours ago you've got the pictures there of the u.n. security council chamber the horseshoe table no ambassadors around the table what's
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actually going on the center of their action is just to the right of your picture outside the chamber there's an office the president of the security council office kuwait this month there kuwait and the other country that drafted the resolution sweden are carrying out negotiations the russians have been in there with them a great deal of time today we've seen the chinese just walk out of that room a short time ago in the last half hour we saw the u.s. representative come out of that room shaking her head not at all clear what is going on but certainly not as optimistic as it was when the president of the security council kuwait appeared with the other elected members the ever knowing elected members nonpermanent members of the security council a few hours ago. as you can see the whole. member of the we are here just to show that we are all united and we want the draft resolution to be
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adopted today two thirty we're still working on. the language on some of the but i grasp what we are almost there and we would like you know as a been holder as a president of the council to thank actually the eternal for their support to our efforts and hopefully we are so close to adopt this is illusion today. and just picking up on that point if that resolution is voted on and adopted as we had there how is it going to be possible in the midst of this escalation in fighting in syria particularly in and around eastern ghouta is it going to be possible to enforce any kind of ceasefire in these circumstances. while this diplomacy is proving extremely difficult but the next stage will be much more difficult as has been proven over the last seven years in syria getting any sort of cease fire in place it's all about eastern ghouta in terms of the timing of this resolution that is why the
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pressure is on certainly from kuwait and from the western nations on the security council but actually the resolution covers the whole of syria they've got to try and get the fighters who are fighting the syrian government to comply with the seas far they've got drunk at the syrian government to comply the syrian ambassador earlier on bashar jeffrey asked him if there was a resolution a cease fire would they comply simply said we'll get back to you all that and remember there are other military players in syria for example remember around are free in that turkish offensive going on there will the turkish decide to stop their military operations because of a resolution that's very unclear because we're not there yet and still not clear whether we're going to get a vote today in the security council all right thank you very much james base at the united nations. at least eighteen people have been killed in the somali capital after two car bomb explosions police believe the first blast at somalia's
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intelligence headquarters was caused by a suicide car bomb or a second blast happened near the parliament building police say the blast for followed by gunfire near the president's home officials in northeast nigeria have apologize for telling the parents of dozens of missing schoolgirls that their daughters had been rescued after being seized by boko haram the false statement sparked anger among the families the girls were taken from their school in the town of dutchy in yobe a state on monday algiers there is address was the first international journalist there and sent this report from. disappointment inductions i was after parents were told that daughters have been rescued the state government apologized saying the information was not true. for the relatives of more than one thousand students the wait has just begun some say it's all over again.
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these sisters have not only escaped the kidnappers but they're all the sister wasn't just lucky the incident leaves them devastated. and then i'm wondering as they came just after we broke our monday fast we heard gunshots there was chaos everywhere she tried to comfort us but it only got worse four of us sisters started running to give that she fell and i fell down to her but someone picked me up that was the last time i saw her she was taken. neighbors pour into their home to offer support at the go school we were refused access to film inside i would necessary some of the attackers dressed in military fatigues drove through the school gates but before they got in many of the goes alerted by the gunshots fired early on scaled the perimeter fence of the school and escaped but some girls say they saw some of their schoolmates being led into a waiting truck so literally and his family thought they too were received fourteen year olds but she was one of the schoolgirls taken. in to tell us
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a mother is in hospital she fainted on hearing that her daughter was and found the grief is too much for her but. it's a much as expected of the second year high school student for now they continue to wait hoping to hear good and definitive news about the return of their child residents hope the tragedy will be as long as a twenty four incident where more than two hundred seventy goals like kidnapped from their school more than a third of them are yet to be found one hundred edris al-jazeera ducky. here with the news hour from london much more still to come a former adviser to donald trump's presidential campaign pleads guilty robert muna's russia investigation why being fashionable in east africa africa has become a bit more difficult thanks to textile troubles and then later in sport and then paid athletes from russia taste gold for the last time champ.
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israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has praised the u.s. announcement that it's opening its new jerusalem embassy in may calling it a great day for the people of israel the opening of the new embassy will coincide with the seventieth anniversary of israel's founding the move has commonly than expected with vice president might ban suggesting that it wouldn't happen until two thousand and nineteen in december the u.s. decision to move its embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem sparked angry protests in palestine and solidarity rallies around the world well palestine's chief negotiator says the embassy move shows the u.s. has become a part of the problem medical mystery action to choose the death of the palestinian catastrophe the nakba to move the. embassy of degrees move in this expenditures
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fashion reflects total insensitivities to what goes on in this region which retreats which which three films our position that the us can no longer be part of the peace process the us administration has become really a part of the problem and not part of the solution and we condemn this move and this provoker to be true is with the strongest possible there. well palestinians are still staging demonstrations every friday of the u.s. decision to recognize gerson as the capital of israel this week has been an exception as chao strapon reports from gaza. people have been protesting here for the last couple of hours this is the third person that we've seen injured so far today one person shot in the leg by israeli forces that are around two hundred meters in that direction now these protests have been happening every week since donald trump's announcement that he saw jerusalem as the capital of israel and we
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understand that there are protests like this happening in at least five different points in the gaza strip today. even with the body of another ship and we are not afraid of the israeli threats we are used to then. they can. only present this a campaign is known for its criminality and. our people and we will continue our struggle to defend our people or. to support a recognized that this protest is not just to do with donald trump's announcement indorsing a future capital city for israel is being jerusalem is to do with the people in gaza two million people living under ten years of a blockade by israel a land sea and air blockades to do with the fact that the rough a crossing with egypt has been pretty much closed now since two thousand and fourteen the statistics say that the u.n. give out a shocking throughout about fifty percent unemployment rate here the local municipalities
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of recently closed up to fifty percent of services so that means a lot less water available a lot less electricity and they're even started now pumping rule sewerage into the sea because there isn't the fuel there is the electricity to refine the sewerage the plants so the people here as i say exemption lee. angry with the situation they're also very concerned about these reconciliation efforts reconciliation efforts between hamas who have governed here in gaza since two thousand and seven and fatah there are three delegations hamas delegations still in cairo those talks are ongoing and as yet there is very little to show for them the republican governor of florida has announced a raft of state measures in response to last week's attack on a high school which left seventeen dead weight scott is proposing to raise the minimum age for buying a gun in florida from eighteen to twenty one years old is also calling for active
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shooter training for all students and staff and a mandatory office a in every school this is despite the news that there was an armed officer at the school in parkland who stayed outside and failed to confront a gunman. well that day but he has been criticized by the u.s. president who said he did a poor job but addressing the conservative political action committee conference in maryland did stand by his calls for more security in schools why do we protect our airports and our banks our government buildings but not our schools . it's time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers we don't want i'm in our schools. when we declare our schools to be gun free zones it just puts our students in far more danger. well at the very end of that speech
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president trump also announced what he's calling the largest ever set of sanctions on north korea the sanctions on pyongyang and to aggressively target the shipping and trading companies a target one person twenty seven companies and twenty eight vessels trump then later warned that if sanctions against north korea don't work the u.s. would move to phase two but he didn't specify what that would mean. they too may be a very rough thing maybe very very unfortunate for the world but hopefully the sanctions will work we have tremendous support all around the world for what we do . it really is a rogue nation if we can make a deal it'll be a great thing and if we can't something will have to happen well the sanctions announcement comes two days before the closing ceremony of the winter olympics on sunday north korea is sending one of its highest ranking generals former intelligence chief came young child is expected to have prostate several attacks on
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south korea is attendance is seen as a sign of a thaw in relations with the south president charles daughter ivanka will be leading the u.s. delegation but south korea says the two sides will not hold a formal meeting. well in all the developments we're following the former trunk campaign official gates has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and false statements as part of the investigation into claims of russia collusion in the us election that could mean a jail term of between fifty seven and seventy one months on thursday gates and his business partner paul man of forty two is deputy chairman of trump's campaign which charged with thirteen more offenses as part of the investigation by special counsel robert muller might afford has issued a statement once again maintaining his innocence castro looks back on the events leading up to gates as an indictment and nother former trump campaign insider who may have valuable information for investigators to crack the case of russian
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meddling in the twenty six thousand u.s. election but who is rick gates and what could he know. gates was the former deputy campaign manager for trump and a longtime business partner of campaign head paul man of fort gates was indicted with man of fort last october for money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents for a pro russian political party in ukraine at the time both men pleaded not guilty gates joined the trump campaign in june two thousand and sixteen and stayed on after man afore it was fired this is significant because i believe that part of the plea agreement will be testimony that mr gates will provide demonstrating that mr man of ford was a foreign agent that he knew he was operating on behalf of the government of ukraine or at least a political party if ukraine didn't register gates were reportedly gain a more lenient prison sentence in exchange for his cooperation former national security adviser michael flynn and campaign advisor george papadopoulos both
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pleaded guilty late last year to lying to the f.b.i. and on feb seventeenth miller filed charges against thirteen russian nationals for conspiring to help trump when the twenty sixteen election although the indictment did not allege that trump's team knowingly colluded the president's attempts to cast doubt on the investigation could be undermined by the guilty pleas it discredits more and more the claim that this is just fake news there's nothing there but there's nothing there why are people pleading guilty the russia scandal has been a growing stain all the trump administration infuriating the president who perceives the investigation as an attack on the legitimacy of his claim to office but the probe is far from over heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington. so let's get the latest from particle hane in washington patty what does all of this mean for the way robert what his investigation is progressing. well it really comes down to paul
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man afore he has put out a statement basically saying that he wishes his former partner had the courage to stay with him and fight these charges but he's going to continue to fight and he says he is innocent but if you read the indictment and i've read the thirty seven pages it's dozens of counts it does seem very very specific paul man afford if he. can make this case paul metaphor is looking at spending the rest of his life in prison he's in his sixty's and this is a very detailed indictment not only does he have the details does he have evidence of transactions now he's going to have rick gates his former partner basically in business and then the campaign possibly going through with the jury piece by piece every alleged illegal transaction made over many years so this could change the calculus for paul man afford let's not forget who paul metaphor was he ran the trump campaign for a time and remember that very controversial meeting where the president jr his son
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in law they met with a russian linked attorney and they said they wanted to get dirt on hillary clinton paul man afore it was there so he'd be able to provide key testimony as to what exactly happened metaphor it so far something that signals that he's not going to flip but the white house really they try to dismiss this is these are nobodies these are for george peppard aapl as they call them a coffee boy that's not the case papadopoulos was a foreign policy adviser the other person who slipped former national security adviser who was with trump throughout the campaign general michael flynn and now rick gates he was a household name but he was high up in the campaign and more importantly would man a foreign left because he was forced out because allegations about ukraine funding came out ukrainian funding gate state he was there through the election through the inauguration and he had an unofficial capacity was often seen in the white house in the first months of the trump presidency so we don't yet know what he is offered muller but you can bet if miller's offer in such a light sentence and he was facing such serious charges he's giving them something
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. in washington thank you. still to come for you to salah appeals for help as fighting spreads fast in central african republic displacing one point two million living off a population in need of a. work begins on the afghan section of a massive gas pipeline that will link several countries and has the backing of the taliban. to find out what has the south korean limping finds in and nationwide craze. will have the details in sport. it's cold across much of europe i getting colder still as we go on through the next few days and in fact in latvia we have already got safe river here gnostic
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conditions set in this does happen every maybe three four five years so it's not that unusual but on usually enough and that very cold air is going to stay in place for quite some time further south we've got a little disturbance making its way across the mediterranean just nudging a little further north woods lots of unsettled weather here and to the north of flats what is really turning to snow has some big snow across parts of croatia schools and roads have been badly affected in the process to saturday as that cold air hovering around freezing in vienna minus twelve the top temperature in moscow and even western parts four degrees celsius the high in paris twenty six celsius in london going into sunday is colder still a keen easterly wind really making things feel pretty better as we call one through the the next couple of days and further south some more rain more snow coming in across central areas of the mediterranean pushing a little further north was the northern parts of africa this could still quasi
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quite a stiff wind by you know just coming out of algeria highs analogy is the thirteen degrees. environment doesn't know any boundaries what goes up into the environment goes around the world. pesticides are pushed on trans that it's a very modern way to defy and we've made poisons the measure of progress the domestic population has become organized enough and active enough to believe in your assuming there is a good book it will kill people or more vulnerable circle of poison this time on al-jazeera. when the news breaks when people need to be heard. like it a good thing as i. said my brain and the store and it's to be turned largest catholic country is witnessing a dramatic rise in teenage pregnancy al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring
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a movie winning documentaries. and live news on air and on. welcome back you with the news hour i'll talk stories continue to write down on syria's place the u.n. security council is still negotiating on a resolution calling for a thirty day ceasefire. i cheering officials of apologize for misleading parents of schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram and. dozens of girls are still missing despite the military claiming they've been rescued and u.s.
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president donald trump has reiterated his belief that school shootings could be stopped by teachers trained to carry weapons even though that was an armed guard at the school that was attacked last week. the united nations refugee agency is the international community to help with humanitarian efforts in the central african republic the agency says heart of the population requires systems fighting between armed groups punch the country into a civil conflict in two thousand and thirteen catherine sawyer reports now from the town of brega. mario says she had a farm and have family didn't rely on anyone for their basic needs before march last year she lives in brianne a town in north east and central african republic that was considered relatively peaceful but then conflict between several armed groups started on all her neighbors had to flee so now they leave here in a calm for displaced people that is on one end of the town and right at the
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doorstep of the u.n. peacekeepers because. the gunfight started at night we hid everything of ours was destroyed i came here with nothing. more than seventy thousand people in brianne have been displaced in just over a year there's a religious element to the fighting but the rebels are also in conflict of a minerals cattle and trade routes and what they leave behind is a trail of death destruction and misery it's really had to imagine house scared people as they fled from this neighborhood both christians and muslims used to live here before the fighting intensified last year different blame each other for the destruction of the power also in the north is another area where there was no fighting until recently displaced people receive food aid at the town square around sixty thousand have fled from violence and moved into the town that already
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had forty thousand residents the fighting in central african republic is spreading fast with many armed groups and forced un peacekeepers in the national army are overwhelmed so are aid workers who are often unable to reach many of those in need one out of two people in the central african republic are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection and due to the resurgence of violence and the fighting of armed groups particularly here up in the north of the central african republic in power are. that has led to a massive displacement of people the u.n. is appealing for just over half a billion dollars this year money that will help people i could tell suzanne who says she has nothing left to go back home to. a man came to my religion on sunday and we'll skip the next day where husband and her neighbor who are killed or don't even know where my nephew yes this situation is desperate many of those we spoke to said they would rather be home fending for themselves right now home is not an
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option catherine saw al-jazeera bria said told african republic. the united nations estimates more than two hundred twenty million people are facing hunger across the african continent u.n. food and agriculture organization has been discussing ways to deal with this problem at its regional conference in sudan which has just finished about morgan reports from the capital hard to. ministers government officials and other cultural experts from nearly all african countries gathered to address one of the continent's biggest challenges food insecurity all seem to have one goal in mind sustainable agriculture and food development and i am very pleased to see. there we are indeed a school friends with concerns in our decision. build consensus to take some time. but also after the chilling constancy to help us
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will move forward faster in the implementation. about what you have agreed to put in security has long been a challenge in africa the host country sudan once regarded as a bread basket has three point five million people facing hunger. very soon learned through sources on opportunities has so many resources not sure resources which if it is utilized efficiently it could be reviewed significantly. this needs ration which africa continues. to obviously resources which can be done here in utilizing these huge resources but collaboration amongst countries is the first step on a long journey for african countries represented in this regional conference
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problem for shortages in the continent will not come easy despite the conclusions from the meetings the united nations has conflict as one of the main reasons and for several african countries has been part of everyday life for years two hundred twenty four million are deemed to be facing hunger in africa two countries on the continent have faced famine in the past seven years were in other african countries has forced millions to leave their homes and farmlands exacerbating an already dire situation and as climate change threatens countries already in varying levels of food insecurity some fear that while the intention to fight hunger is there more needs to be done it will take determination it will take action. because africa has the potential to feed itself. but potential doesn't feed people so we have to translate that potential into action. conferences are good in themselves but they did not serve any purpose if we end up with victory shows that never get action and . actions that will impact the lives of millions across africa who desperately wait
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for a change in their situation people morgan al-jazeera khartoum. in east africa rwanda tanzania and uganda have banned the import of secondhand clothing to boost local industries but the move has led to a threat of trade sanctions from the united states now where reports from camp. this sound tells passing shoppers does a deal on second hand clothes to this market in uganda's capital kampala people take their pick from a pile among the more than one hundred fifty million u.s. dollars worth of used clothes imported in east africa every year mostly from the u.s. and the u.k. imports that uganda rwanda and tanzania agreed to ban to support their own textile industries but marjorie communicate doesn't agree she looks after three orphans and gets their clothes here i think it's it's wrong because not everybody can afford
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and clothes. so the fewer people would not afford clothes most of them would make it up to actually about that so it's not good it's not a good idea but some east african governments think it is good to support the few local producers like this factory in kenya they hope to create much needed jobs and increase exports. to the u.s. says the ban violates free trade agreements since it threatened trade sanctions kenya's pulls out. back in uganda just next to the second hand market there are many new clothes on sale almost none a made in east africa almost all made in china many of the new clothes imported from china are made in western styles several african countries used to have thriving textile industries making fabrics with partners like these as industries or stuff that in recent decades and many of those fabrics including all the ones here and now made in china instead of. the reasons why it's cheaper to manufacture
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in china than most other places are many economists or grafters know. several things are needed to revive the local industry to not just banning secondhand imports of music where the good one digs economy but in the longer term. in this is the time to support domestic manufacturing now do. you something that you cannot boast. decision. because a new drama two years you need the industry you need the attendant or the fork president. back in the market traders make a run for it when a city official arrives you don't have a trading license minutes later they're back in forcing a ban on imported used clothes might look a lot like this the trade employs tens of thousands a month wish to one day have a job in a close factory but this how they survive malcolm webb al-jazeera come parlor
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uganda. construction has started on the afghan section of a major gas pipeline linking turkmenistan pakistan and india a project will cost eight billion dollars and run through thousands of kilometers of southern afghanistan harat and kandahar are controlled by the taliban while catch a question is a regional hotspot where the group is also present but taliban leaders are backing the plan as are the united states pakistan and afghanistan it's hoped the transit fees the pipeline will help stabilize the afghan economy so anybody reports from kabul. in afghanistan these days there is not much to cheer about on friday there was an exception construction began on a pipeline project to carry natural gas from turkmenistan through the country to india and pakistan workers welded the first link of pipe crossing the border
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between turkmenistan and afghanistan's gar a district near hereat. a ten billion dollars project will bring jobs and income equal but this project brings electricity gas work and life it brings like to the dark homes in afghanistan pakistan and india and also brings energy to each of our investors had with. the ceremony was watched by took many stands president the prime minister of pakistan and india's minister for external affairs who joined by video link the project known as tappy the initials of the four countries is being described as a new page in regional cooperation and hopes for a better future. then you have it then after a long time afghanistan is taking part in a regional project which will provide jobs for our people i'm hoping that this regional cooperation will result in closer relations between the countries and that it will help afghanistan become more stable but one that russia the turkey project
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brings a message of peace so it will help to bring peace in our country and also in the wider region the tension between the countries in the region will reduce the pipeline will run one thousand eight hundred fourteen kilometers and carry thirty three billion cubic meters of natural gas each year it is expected to be completed by january twenty twenty security in harat was tight for the ceremony but the taliban has given its support for the pipeline reversing an earlier stand observer say this is probably because of its close ties with pakistan which will take forty percent of the gas and make a profit of twenty five percent on the sale. with the security fears softened the main focus now is attracting investors to raise the capital to complete the project before now everyone seems to be happy this project takes many boxes money jobs prestige and importantly a regional corporation and that's the kind of good news event that doesn't happen
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all too often in this part of the world tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul in a story that very much of its time reality t.v. star kylie jenner appears to have knocked more than a billion dollars off snap chat stock market value with a single tweet general field she no longer uses the social messaging app and asked if anyone else had stopped to snap chat shares dropped more than six percent wiping one point three billion dollars a recent redesign of the app has led to a backlash from users and let's discuss this and more with alex hague he is the director of brand finance an independent business valuation and strategy consultancy thank you very much for coming in to speak to us and so is it as simple as saying kylie is to blame. i don't think we really think that i think since last year when they i.p.o. the stock prices always have it jumps recently as a result of a positive earnings from last year but ultimately it seems
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a little bit high at least from our point of view carly her intervention may have. peace and the investors worries but i don't think she was the cause of this or one of the underlying problems with snap the company behind snap chat we were speaking there about design flaws in the app where is it gone wrong for them. i don't personally think a. single slight change in design is going to bring down stopped at the main problem is that. it's just not quite able to monetize itself in the same way that facebook is sinatra derives most of its revenue from brand of a tossing as opposed to direct put or combination of the two like facebook does it also doesn't really use data in the same way that facebook does mainly because it just doesn't have as much so it's not really in the same league i think it's safe to say but we really saw this widespread popularity with snap chat at one point and
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even now you know a lot of people like using it because it's quite unique it gets a lot of users across different age groups so is this something that they will be able to change can they turn their fortunes around or is it going to be an eventual demise because they just can't compete with the likes of facebook. it's difficult to tell investors seem to be slightly worried about whether they can. i think to a certain saying there was euphoria last year when it when the i.p.o. there was maybe hubris when they turned down facebook's offer for first takeover. but. they are reducing the losses at least they're still making significant losses but they're reducing them revenues growing users still growing like a twitter or so i wouldn't necessarily say that that's not is going to go under any time soon but it's still got quite
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a long way to go and. you kind of positive feeling about the might take a bit of a while to get parts where it was say year and a half ago. director of finance thank you. with the new. sports news. i want. the big screen of the film festival. business updates brought to you by. going places together.
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the was the audience. is beach with all the winter olympics action and the rest of the sport. man thank you very much the credibility of russian athletes at the olympic games have to take another hit after a second compared to tested positive to a banned substance at junk sharing it overshadowed the country's first gold medal daley's home reports. day fourteen of competition started in a victorious manner for the olympic athletes from russia fifteen year old elena zagat tarver put them on top of the podium for the first time in pyongyang after a victory in the women's single figure skating i was. the celebration was short lived with russian tame officials announcing their bobsled
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competitor in a day to gava had tested positive to a bad hard drug she'd finished twelfth in the two woman event on thursday russian cola alexander crucial netsky was stripped of a bronze medal after a positive test at fuels critics of russia's participation in pyongyang chang one hundred sixty eight athletes were allowed to compete as neutrals without tame uniforms or flags after accusations of state sponsored diving i the action continued away from the storm on friday and the netherlands collected their eight gold medal of the games in speed skating children noice won the men's one thousand moves the first skated to win two golds at these games. after canadian defending champion marial thompson crashed out of the heat of the women ski cross and patrick kelsey so were took advantage she led the field from the start of the finals winning gold ahead of britain's feeling i it's been an
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emotional winter games for american ski star lindsay vonn on and off the slopes after finishing likelihood last olympics with a bronze medal she met with a group of south korean men who wanted to thank her for the service of her grandfather during the korean war don killed elder toward van de ski died just. three months ago i think that i made my grandfather proud and it was definitely the most emotional i've ever been a race far far it was difficult to control everything and be focused for my competitions but in the end i gave it absolutely everything i had while another olympic seems out of bounds reach she will return to the world cup circuit next season uli's home and just there are. with two days of composition remaining norway and germany are locked at the top of the middles table with thirteen golds each candidate have now surpassed their best ever middle hole at the winter olympics
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with twenty seven they are food followed by the united states and the netherlands. despite kind of the whole they are mourning the country's failure to secure hockey gold medals they women's ice hockey team were beaten in a shoot out by the united states in the gold medal match and the men's team have been knocked out in the semifinals by germany who will contest the final for the first time their opponents will be the olympic athletes from a russia who beat the czech republic to advance to the decisive game for the first time in twenty years the decision not to allow in h.l. players to compete in pyongyang resulting in an unlikely gold medal match. meanwhile serve korea's women could lose continue to capture the imagination of the host nation the team have been nicknamed the garlic girl since they hail from a rural garlic producing area or into the a limbic final they'd be japan eight seven in friday's semifinal. now curling is not really a big sport in south korea over days you can see here the girly girls really have
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captured the imagination of young and old the citizens of the host nation have taken to playing the sport at home and other nontraditional places as part of a curling craze. i know that my hands with waiting because it was such a close game but i'm thrilled now because we're true to the final and we will win the gold. some new sports will make the olympic debut on saturday alpine skiing concludes with a head to head team racing each team is made up of two men and two women the world's best male snowboarders will find out who is the king of the big and twenty four speed skaters take to the track in the first ever a limb pick mess started golds to be won in cross-country skiing men's curling and parallel giant snowboarding as well now imagine the city might be running away with the english premier league but their manager pep guardiola is in some hot water has
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been charged by the english football association for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned politicians in his native catalonia this is in breach of the f.a.'s regulations has been warned on two previous occasions catalonia held an independence referendum last october. spanish police say the death of an officer in bilbao was not a direct consequence of football fan violence fifty one year old riot policeman collapsed from cardiac arrest during clashes between supporters from athletic bilbao and russian club spartak moscow it happened before the europa league match five people have been detained three russians and two spaniards. sportbike won the match by bilbo advanced four three on aggregate they will play more say in the last sixteen the big game sees a similar take on arsenal while i fear to go madrid have been drawn against
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lokomotiv moscow the first leg of those tires take place on the eighth of march italian sprinter in the a v army continues to lead into saturday's banal timid stage of cycling's. for the ali holds a three second advantage over alexander christophe and stage three when a full bar house who took friday's stage in a photo finish from fellow german marcel kittel. the oklahoma city thunder had to beat the buzzer on thursday to avoid an embarrassing defeat to the sacramento kings reigning most valuable player russell westbrook save the day for the thunder they had blown a twenty three point lead and as the clock ticked down the kings had come back to live in the game at one hundred seven each but then westbrook scored versus three pointer to beat the buzzer and save face for the thunder one hundred ten one hundred seven when put oklahoma city in the worst. may not have a name to rival russell westbrook but this shot certainly did the american lebanese
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own buzzer beater from the half a quarter to three quarter mark of the euro league game with paraffin like us and that's all the sport expect to marry him in london thank you peter so from the war in syria to the mass exodus arriving and muslims from myanmar the past year seems to have been dominated by news of refugees but what's it like for those on the other side of the stories that's a concept being explored at this year's ballon film festival where directors are exposing how hopes of a new life can quickly turn into something else john mccain has more. in recent years this has become a recurring image the human cost of the refugee crisis. in the film eldorado we see the desperate journeys being undertaken for a better life. from the moment of rescue for those adrift. to the start of the process that will bring them ashore in
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a country where some people do not want them. and which puts them to work in jobs which pay little certainly that is the view the film's director wants the viewer to take. and there is. hope. that they will find. somebody in the film ses the informant floria and. or even worse the theme of migration is prominent in several films at this year's festival where collectively the different aspects of adapting to difficult circumstances are laid bare and where we see the individual human stories of failure and success. as in the film which tells the story of money i'm shot a stateless refugee in lebanon who forms a catering company with friends in the. camp south of beirut and around all of the
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editing and i see it i live with him and i had to get out of that if not both of them and not be how we always act like i'm not and what has happened in the film we see their struggles to build their business and how their efforts help to heal the wounds of war. has been brought to the screen by thomas morgan he told me why he felt this was a story he had to direct the fact that it was women taking their dignity and their power back and having this unbelievable will to finish but i've always told stories of like underdog stories so it's always people who face incredible odds and their lives and what they're doing and so i think you're really. doing this not just for herself but for an entire community really embraced this opportunity. the berlin film festival will soon be drawing to a close but the issues many of its films have highlighted will not dominate came.
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