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confirmed my leadership by a majority so we need to see that there is a majority of members and i need to put their names to these a momentous times and it's important that people are accountable for what they're doing so when i if assuming i get that letter which are read in the press. as is already in place but perhaps maybe it isn't we'll see but as soon as i get that mind tension is to hold a hearty meeting at midday tomorrow when the party room meeting is called invite. a spill motion to be moved if the motion is carried i will treat that as a vote of no confidence and i will not stand as a candidate in the ballot australia's ruling party is examining whether peter dutton is eligible to be prime minister that he has business interests in child care centers that have received millions of dollars in government funding since twenty fourteen the opposition says that to me rule him out has really released
legal advice which he says clears him of any calls to chew tional breaches. ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn the weapons charges against a jailed pop star turned politician who opposes the president was due to face military court on thursday after the arrests that prompted large and violent street protests according to parliament's deputy speaker the lawmaker is in a lot of pain after being beaten in jail and accusation the government denies catherine soy is live for us in kampala very confusing situation is unfolding catherine we have this potential military appearance by bobby wide in a military court and we're also getting news that his brother's been arrested what's going on. absolutely he did appear before military court this is
a town in the north of uganda about four hours drive from here and that's where the confusion starts actually so he'll because all along people knew that he was going to appear here in a military court here in kampala but the lawyers of. the family were just told by the military last night that this hearing is actually going to be in gulu so you can imagine the scramble by the lawyers to try and get there so he appeared today as i mentioned he seems to be in a lot of pain he had difficulty getting up from his chair the state prosecutor as you mentioned submitted to withdraw the charges against preferred against in these charges are possession of firearms and ammunition which only the military is allowed to have that's why he's in the military court in the first place so what may happen if the judge rules for the prosecutor what may happen is that he's there
now going to be charged with treason now last week when he was arrested several other politicians were arrested as well and they were arrested after carol's following the storming of the motorcade of president seventy during our protests did not protest during campaigns for local elections in another town in the north called those other politicians have been charged with treason and eve trees and charges are also going to be preferred against the wind then he is going to be charged in a civilian court that is the high court and the international view we quite confused because the last we heard uganda had a democratically elected government and parliament so one would wonder why poppy one is being tried in a military court or not in a civilian court first. well
it's because of the nature of the charges that's why he was sticking to the military he was detained by the military and he's there for the two hearings have been at a military court he has been charged with like i mentioned possession of firearms and ammunition on lee the military is allowed to have that too to have those weapons that he's been charged of processing so that's why he's being charged there but a lot of people here are saying that those charges are trumped up. because he is a critical voice a critical open and of president yoweri museveni and. seventy and his government wants to silence him they've said that it has happened before to other opposition leaders and in fact right now we are right outside the home of one of the opposition leaders he's a best we were supposed to have a live interview with him in this hour but he has just been arrested he's home since are you mourning was cordoned off by the police were preventing him from leaving and other politicians as well so he tried to go to one of the entrances of
his home and police just bundled him into a vehicle and took him to the police and to the police station and told us that you know he knows the drill it has happened to him many times before he has been detained many times before charged with treason as well so he said he knows the drill they will take him to the police station and release him tonight or tomorrow morning on the way here we saw a lot of police and military presence particularly in hot sports in areas considered hot spots people were planning to gather maybe to have some protests as well but this huge military presence here to see how the day develops in kampala with you later thanks. if and so that still ahead here on al-jazeera the struggle for shelter and good health of thousands of asylum seekers stuck on the islands of greece and nearly forty years after the revolution calls the change in nicaragua.
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welcome back you're watching others around so rob a reminder of our top stories south africa's president says he totally rejects a donald trump tweet on london's form the u.s. president ordered a study in two thousand seizures in what he called the large scale killing of farmers one of south africa's biggest of farming organizations says killings are at a twenty year low. china and the u.s. are imposing twenty five percent taxes on sixteen billion dollars worth of each other's goods it's the latest round of terrorists since the trade war began in july china says it's filing
a complaint to the world trade organization but australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull says he'll propose a vote on his leadership on friday but that's only if a majority of his m.p.'s ask him to do so in a formal letter now only one a leadership challenge. brazil's government is trying to move venezuela migrants out of a border state after their camp was attacked by locals they fled an economic crisis in their home country reports on the board. there's a lot of inflow to the shelter in the city. it's about three hours away from the border with venezuela is part of brazil's program to help the venezuelans arriving here. came here two months ago soon after she delivered her baby boy to those only the biggest problem is finding food in venezuela we had a house water and electricity but no food at least here i have
a chance. at the shelter people are provided food to eat and a place to sleep. for a man that. has been here for four months his son luis has down syndrome millions of people came from latin america to venezuela when they escaped war and now look at us but it's not easy because when you go outside the brazilians look at us as if they want to kill you. the northern brazilian state of florida is one of the country's poorest and that's why the government is hoping to start moving people to other cities to ease the burden on this border state and the venezuelans for coming from brazil are not only living inside shelters but also on the streets all around the city that there's entire families waiting to be allowed inside the shelters families here say that their children by getting sick while they wait. for three weeks this children have been sleeping on the street they're tired hungry and some
of them. not of michael janda says she has been told there is no space inside and. they say there is no space for. the shelter for rinks on their. knees the pressure jeff wilkinson of the u.n. refugee program says the situation is challenging with a priority shifting to help the new arrivals to quickly move on to. other brazilian cities and that they are now looking at how to. make the process. more agile to identifying new locations and to negotiate them to push this because at the end of the day i think everyone realizes that i mean that really is the priority and that takes the pressure off. in spite of the difficulties they face in brazil hundreds of venezuelans continue to cross the border every day escaping an economic crisis and willing to risk it all in search of
a better life. very powerful hurricane is approaching hawaii with winds of up to two hundred sixty kilometers and the international space station captured these pictures of hurrican lane the states government has shut down schools and certain evacuation centers hurrican so we can slightly but emergency workers are worried about possible floods and landslides. in saudi arabia has denied reports that it's calling off plans to sell shares in its state oil company around reuters earlier quoted senior sources saying the flotation has been canceled but saudi arabia's energy minister insisted it would happen when the time is right the plan to sell five percent of iran would bring in billions of dollars. eighteen thousand asylum seekers another thought to be living on the islands of greece but there are fears the poor living conditions could lead to an outbreak of disease. reports from the island of samples.
loader commander has been living in this tent for a month he says he is sixteen and has applied for asylum in greece and. it's good here in greece i want to go to school and study mechanical engineering would be fine. lotus swapped his going in village for a tent village on summers it's outside the island's official camp which is full of those living here plagued by insects there's no running water and the best way to have a bath is to swim in the sea summers is now home to some three thousand eight hundred asylum seekers that's half the island's population over again and four times its camp capacity this syrian man has constructed a retouched over his tent to keep his pregnant wife cool he's done his best to provide the amenities of home with official resources inadequate it's up to groups like son most volunteers to help maintain hygiene and prevent an outbreak of disease they recently set up this laundry facility for the official camp
a lot of people asking if he's in the can. you don't have to watch the banking and you think it's sleeping at night can we get bags with blankets in that bed like have cockroaches in and see what it says is that people live in a position to have a new way out of celera stevie's is usually a very easy treat. when you live in a camp like that there's no way you can get rid of a easy way of keeping refugees who arrived here from turkey means turkish authorities are not being asked to accept deportees who may have arrived in europe via a different route europe's political balance increasingly depends upon the efficiency of its external borders here at its eastern frontier greece safeguards europe's ability to send back failed asylum applicants to turkey and greece has now concluded a new agreement with germany whereby it will take back refugees who applied for asylum here and smuggled themselves across internal e.u.
borders. that puts in place a reverse flow mechanism from central europe back to turkey but it leaves most uneasy about its role even though germany has in return offered to speed up family reunifications the here in the question is how many people will be returned and how many families will be agree united will there be some equivalence in numbers anything difference with no greece and it's just a two speed europe what are some of the more fortunate asylum seekers are in hotels paid for by charities a sign of how europe is trying to encourage the silent to sell a political service summers just wants to serve its tourists jumps are awful us some of us. thursday marks thirty years since the end of a national literacy campaign in nicaragua tens of thousands of young people set all to live in rural areas to teach people how to read and write the effort was seen as largely successful but as john holmes reports it hasn't led to the opportunities
that many had hoped for. after the hard fighting of the revolution this was nicaragua's new start. they called it the literacy crusade in one nine hundred eighty ninety five thousand people many of them youngsters headed to the country's most isolated regions to help the half of the population that couldn't read or write it became a national obsession built around uniting rich and poor young and old eighteen year old gabriella trek to the small village of alaska skeeters she stayed for five months and among others francisco them forty she'd never been to school. no one knew how to read it was the saddest thing i remember when she was with us i was so happy and so sad when she left my girls gone i thought. of this day thirty eight years ago the crusade finished many consider it the revolution's greatest
triumph literacy rate soared it changed a generation feliks then only eleven was one of the youngest volunteers and we saw it with the triumph of the revolution everything was possible that we could do anything and the crusade was just the first step. but the volunteers we took to build things didn't work out that way the party of the revolution is in power but it's accused of eroding the country's democracy and in the last four months imprisoning and even killing some of those who oppose it the sun the face of the still has a fair amount of support. for years after they first took power is a testament to the bold and the idealism ok. those early years were deceived of like she was. when gabriella looks back on this the anniversary of the crusade it was sadness that a great plan gone awry. we didn't struggle and sacrifice ourselves for this
if the revolution saw the seed of rebellion fighting for our rights in the last four months of the political crisis those rights are being crushed by the government i feel that it's a losing sight of what was once the revolutions dream amid the country's current troubles the dreamers of the revolution can at least hold on to a time they say has shaped them for life john home and. a man are worth. your child is their arms a whole romany these are all top news stories south africa's president says he totally rejects a donald trump tweet on land reform the u.s. president ordered a study into farm seizures and what he called the large scale killing of farmers he referred to a fox news story saying the south african government is taking land from white farmers one of south africa's biggest farming organizations says killings are at a twenty year low. china and the u.s.
are imposing twenty five percent taxes on sixteen billion dollars worth of each other's goods is the latest round of terrorists since a trade war began in july the u.s. wants beijing to change what it says are unfair trade practices china says it's filing a complaint to the world trade organization china correspondent adrian brown has more from beijing. china has retaliated against the united states imposing a twenty five percent tariff on some sixteen billion dollars worth of u.s. goods in the past few months of course china has accused the united states of being responsible for the biggest trade war in history so no sign of this dispute ending any time soon talks though are continuing in washington between officials from the u.s. treasury department and china's finance ministry. ugandan military prosecutors have dropped weapons charges against a jailed pop star turned politician who opposes the president but we wanted was due
to face a military court on thursday his arrest prompted large and violent street protests parliament's deputy speaker says wine is a in a lot of pain after being beaten in jail the government denies the accusation. australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull says he'll propose a vote on his leadership on friday but only if a majority of his m.p.'s ask him to do so in a formal letter turnbull says if the motion is passed here will treat it as a vote of no confidence and won't stand as a kind of that he now really won a leadership challenge on tuesday and saudi arabia has denied a report that it's calling off plans to sell shares in its state oil company around reuters earlier quoted senior sources saying the flotation to be cancelled but saudi arabia's energy minister insisted it would happen when the time is right the plan to sell five percent of a ram co would bring in billions of dollars that was the news on al-jazeera but with more news in half an hour next on our it's the stream to stay with us. he is
a self-proclaimed messenger of god plenty millions of devoted but his path to enlightenment involved the rape and abuse of his followers when used investigates the fall of one of india's most powerful spiritual gurus and i just era. i have every ok i'm really good bill i'm you're in the stream live on al-jazeera and you tube if you say please go on rest and jailing of a popular musician in uganda how will the arrest of bobby wine impact ugandan politics join us with your comments and questions. through his music and political platform uganda's self described ghetto president bobby wine has become an outspoken critic of president seventy who has been in power since one thousand nine hundred eighty six the popular singer turned politician was arrested last week along with at least thirty other opposition
members after the seventies motorcade was attacked with stones soon after came accusations of treason now but we wian is being held in a military prison charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. the jailing and alleged mistreatment of the musician by security forces sparked protests earlier this week in kampala online the hash tags free bobby why and release are being used to bring attention to this case since the week in one protester was killed and at least sixty eight have been arrested so today we want to know how the rest of what we whine and the opposition voices will leave politics in uganda with us to talk about this in kampala. a journalist andrew and the founder of the independent that's a newspaper in kampala and. is a social media activists we also are a spokesperson ugandan government to join our program but they declined our offer
the yes it is really good to have you start let's start with the president's own words on the twitter this president was seventy which we did moments ago i have noted the issue of unprincipled politicians taking advantage of our unemployed youth to lure them into riots and demonstrations and this is something my government is addressing this is part of a longer statement that he's released on the official presidential website but grace what do you make of the president's comments there. thank you for having it once again so i think this. kind of narrative that the president wants to make it sound like they're young i'm not interested at all in the. way it's going on but they maybe i'm employed and that's up many of them i mean no but it doesn't mean that they don't care about what's happening in the country and it doesn't mean they don't care that they don't see that we'll tell
you do it don't what's up into a book waiting so i think it's just the narrative that you've been using for the last several years just to get people to feel guilty for participating in most of the most patients so yeah i bet or me just. i want to show our audience some pictures from uganda from the last few days edwin shares this on twitter photojournalists are voices photojournalists here covering the story and you can see what's been happening to him that he's been beaten then we have a member of parliament in hospital after also. being beaten and then there's a picture i can't show you the picture but read if you want to get it at a tea party wine then you will see this story here police a shot my driver dead thinking they shot me and then you need to scroll down because i cannot show you that picture on international t.v.
and what's going on. i should provide you context about four months ago the government under. general police. and he will be appearing in its general court martial but i think he had to build a large network of civic activists to provide him information in time to be able to contain riots the new team india going to the police and the military and not to use it to contending for this and i think there is a huge gap in the ground and security apparatus that is why you see them acting in such a desperate man i should also inform you that the photographer you see being beaten by the m. in the streets used to walk with me at the independent and is of a close friend to me so he's a very emotional picture that you know that you have shown me yeah and as a journalist and sis and you as a journalist when you see that and when you know that passing. do you feel that
somehow something's gone wrong in uganda in a way that the media is even able to tell the story yes something is wrong what we're seeing are two things one the government has run amok the sense that the security forces seem to excise this a little restraint compared to previous times in the way they are trying to contain protests and to the government itself is absent because as you have said at the beginning of the show there is no government person to defend the government on the show and even within uganda there is not what the only state of government provided in the explanation as to why they and the police can act like such an precedent that brutality against the population. you know when you talk about brutality that i think is what a lot of people are noting online particularly of course when it comes to the man we talked about at the top of the show and you guys have both mentioned bobby wine
who in p. this is tony who treats the detention and torture of bobby wine is why we protest we demand the state to free bobby wine such as the excesses of proper medication he's using that which has been used several times ninety seven thousand as one day that was on tuesday and the number has only gone up talking about that and i want to pivot here to a tweet from our own correspondent this is katherine sawyer she says we spoke with edwin the way the winds brother says still in a lot of pain he has a ruptured kidney it's a broken toes and fingers the family will hold a press conference in the next twenty minutes to update on his condition rosabel the masses that we've seen on the streets the protests that have come out in support of bubbly wine do they surprise you at all. now they don't and i'm like under saying this is unprecedented not it's not unprecedented we have had several
protests and we have seen brutality on our streets of compiler let's not forget during the twenty eleven walk to walk up to us one of the opposition leaders were almost blinded and that was including there were aspects of their of the of the security that executed that and this is not the first time we are seeing such a level of brutality the difference here is the sheer courage that young people are bringing to the streets and willing to go to the streets and if you notice that put this one not just in karbala they've been sporadic in sporadic in different parts of the country was in a china town and there was today mourning in the eastern part of the country and as bobby wine is going to be paraded before the court tomorrow there's upper haitian that's more is yet to come but we have not it's not new we have seen this kind of
brutality and get the difference is maybe the large scale of treatment of journalists that the military is unafraid to do the type of to really beat journalists on camera and always saw not only jets i cannot but very many journalists some journalists were charged with inciting violence or simply being with their microphones and doing live coverage and consequently the media is not teepees are not giving us a lead coverage any mark of the events that are happening grace i see you nodding go ahead. yes that being of. what we see it's not new then the election that. was the ruling and it always ends up meaning you know running by polls we do not know why there's always a i don't know where all these started i don't know why and we kind. of useful
election but what i love every time we have an election always running but was between the open the show and the police there are willing to support them in though so it's. just. not being used so. it's just maybe things are owed them the new younger. grace and wrote i hear what you're saying so i want to give something to you actually because i hear what rosewell and grace are saying but there are a few people online not many in our community but a few who would disagree with them this is one person who says bobbie and his group have been intimidating and assaulting voters during elections it will restore sanity and uganda politics to have him out of the picture we won't accept intimidation and violence in our politics another person answering a question we asked why do you think bobby wine was arrested this person says he was inciting youths to stone the president's motorcade plus illegal possession of a gun things that his camp has denied but andrew what do you make of these two
comments. well i have no evidence whatsoever that bobby wayne individually was inciting his supporters to sort of stones at the presidential motorcade neither do i have evidence that he had guns in fact i suspect that the guns were planted basically with this force is in his room less my suspicion but what they can say is that the people who protest against the government in uganda suddenly liberal democrats are seeking a much more tolerant and the humility government remember these are young people who are angry with whatever their reasons and the approaches that expression of anger not an expression of the values. but i just want to come back we should remember that wherever there is a court this whether it is in sweden norway then it exists or in a country in the world the police and the protesters will look to be kissing and hugging each other in the streets that is rare why is it this is unprecedented and
i'm happy. what is two thousand and eleven which is eight years ago is that i have not seen the uganda live there and police looking at generalists as targets of the attack was it went eleven when they beat the opposition politician the opposition politician according to such is a book that she's a listen to what specifically i get. that i could understand but what i see is a betrayal and restrained attacks on journalists who are covering this event they are not attacking protesters who are throwing stones at them who are throwing . october's at them attacking journalists holding to come at us and who are not even fighting back i find that unprecedented yes i have to say that probably one has been a guest on the stream not once but twice and we talked about his politics and talked about what it was like as something he was just an ordinary ugandan saying i
want to be part of this political process it's almost as if one track dan they could fool see the kind of trouble that he could get himself into then they means pieces have a little listen to the words of forty one i think every appropriate right now. we're not. done are probably. going to. do the opposition isn't just about one musician turned politician there is this this rising need for people to say we want something different for uganda but bobby wants politics you don't like them do you know i don't.