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but of all also most of them have all this about your mortgage interest soft sort of applause security is it plus i could fill i set it up for ironic or caught up and updated falls it is rolled out at our feet today for they don't see don't notice it as you will. but france's absolute dominance did not last in the sixties the discovery of huge oil reserves in the gulf of guinea attracted a new play at. the united states. over the value of that i thought it was also. sort of got it off it got it all of those dark old political garbage sunday or every throw that there are already days or the start there's little they're going to be caught up all. about. the united states made military as well as economic investments on the african continent africa became a battleground in the cold war. to count the soviet interests the americans
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secretly supported andro. and until. after the collapse of the soviet union the united states was the only superpower in the wilds. in one thousand nine hundred ninety two under the auspices of the united nations it launched a so-called humanitarian intervention in the city corn of africa. the us sent twenty eight thousand soldiers to somalia to help put an end to a civil war. but. the operation ended in disaster two years later after american soldiers were captured and killed images of their need to needed bodies broadcast around the while. for the
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u.s. it was a humiliating loss and they decided to withdraw. after somalia a new threats imation africa. in one thousand nine hundred attacks against two u.s. embassies raised the alarm in washington. massive car bombs in kenya and tanzania caused the death of over two hundred people and left thousands injured it's. a group called al kind it claimed responsibility. its leader the little known osama bin laden became public enemy number one in the united states and the hunt to track him down it. was the attack on the world trade center reconfigured the geopolitics of the world
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the united states launched a war in afghanistan a war that would soon spread far beyond it was a post nine eleven the threat of terrorism is very real to the american public and from a policy standpoint we are looking for specifically at the threat were over at me when they show up. a few months after september eleventh the u.s. military returned to the horn of africa with plans to stay. there stablished their first military base in djibouti at cambria money a former french foreign legion fort. directed counterterrorism efforts in africa for the u.s. department of defense. the sal played a key role and and looking at the movement of weapons the movement of potential so . fighters organized crime during that time period you also had an influx of
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cocaine flowing in through the saddle so all of this was was of primary interest and it in a continued to grow. piece to series of maps in two thousand and two bulking both this whole part of africa as a terrorist chordal corridor of terrorism and of course the official narrative from the pentagon and the white is that these terrorists that come from afghanistan they've been driven out by american forces united they went that time was they've crossed through bin laden country i.e. sudan they're linking up with terrorists in north africa they've come through this sort of belts this but on a shaky area. jeremy keenan a british professor and author has spent fourteen studying the things. that the
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military engagement of the united states in the region with about more than just security. there had been in america probably something much more important at the time the nine eleven that was the publication of the thing that's known generally as the cheney report the cheney report i think was the first executive order that president bush gave when he came into power which was to look at the crisis of the energy sector in the states in one thousand nine hundred seven imports of energy oil that supposed to fifty percent level that was psychologically sort of crisis level. in a report focused on future american spies or oil and of course focused on africa has becoming the most important supplier of good quality oil that would fit the turtle structure system. you know even more important the gulf certainly africa but comes of critical importance to the little classes in washington.
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of strategic interests is a side to the north algeria and libya the largest oil reserves in africa and to the south those of the gulf of guinea. the vast untapped petroleum deposits in the sari itself where another temptation. in two thousand and three a dramatic kidnapping pave the way for the rival of the u.s. military. wanted to. amend. somebody found that. this was the first acts against foreigners in the sahara. a huge manhunt was launched for five months to kidnappers evaded capture in the end after a ransom was paid by the german government the tourists were released. four days
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later the report is based in algeria received a fax a veteran of the algerian army patta a paratrooper claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. the so-called terrorists background was leaked by algerian intelligence officials such unsubstantiated evidence was all the bush administration needed to label a power osama bin laden's man in the sahara. suddenly we have. officially speaking. the extension if you like of right into this part of africa. and that is what just summarized for america launching a new front in the war on terror in africa there was a big manhunt for the leader to the head kidnapper of the result in order to to nab him because he was running around with approximately five million euros and maybe
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a potential threat of the future so there was some thinking. on the department of defense side we came up with a program called p.s.i.i. the pencil how initiative and in the pads how initiative basically was to work with countries in the saddle like molly like. like chad mauretania in order to give them some of the basics the communication equipment where they can talk to each other across a border. just simple stuff to where they can help us find. out paul and power i was eventually captured with the help of the united states. the u.s. armed forces now had a foothold in this. and they are. why don't we take this little thing called p.s.i.i. and make it a little bit more robust where we start taking countries from within the region
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sally and region and became a trance a hell counterterrorism program and try to get them all to work on something that we all care about which is counterterrorism so will do training and equipping and all in this training and equipping then we come together bring those countries into a live exercise. as we bring all these countries together we do this live exercise we flex our muscles in the region because send a message to the bad guys saying don't mess around everybody's working together in concert true make sure that you guys are around so everybody in the pentagon said this was a success story. you know how can we make this even better. deterring and defeating transnational threats preventing future conflicts supporting humanitarian disaster relief efforts and protecting u.s.
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security interests. that's the mission of u.s. africa command. they decided that maybe they needed a separate command headquarters that would focus exclusively on africa's and so the bush administration under donald rumsfeld was running the pentagon at the time decided to do that set up a separate command just for africa. the united states sees the only country to have divided the world into separate military sect is to monitor. these are north com. eucom cent com and now africa. under the stated goals of fighting terrorism and providing humanitarian assistance after calming planted itself on the continent conducting military exercises with
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a growing number of african countries. but was this the only reason for africa pos created god i saw it but don't quote me talk to the audience that is not there are america sort of course you know or set up by variables up from utah is a notorious list therefore so who are some of the pukes that ought to. security don't those also go to make sure i don't they are me arrested because all the screwed up by donald duck still have all. beijing had friendly establish itself as a counterweight to french and american interests on the continent in the first decade of the twenty first century china had overtaken the rest of the world to become africa's not just trading on.
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this new us alive is also of course not above all who don't want to take this on so it's not at all about that you need to force a thought under the need to do so was a fake gun or designed for it he fulfilled his exhaust for a democracy. you have a really close system also to either do you thin you don't point the issue us all you think up normally don't bother to so also just by the it was a pretty big day took over doing to the wrong board isn't it all those it trivializes on you that it is all busted all the worst when you have to move to vail we don't cry in the home to see all. who don't is often a fool trail to school thirty four said. is of seat although it's of the year because it got the deal so today's i'd say i thought to myself when you have. in this two thousand and ten u.s. state department cable made public by wiki leaks a u.s. assistant secretary of state const china
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a very aggressive and pronation economic competitor with no more. also maybe the aim of the united states in africa is to develop mechanisms where access to resources that are strategic that are absolutely essential to several key industries in the united states as well as access to petroleum are secured that it also provides a counterweight to china china is also in somewhat of a race to acquire as many minerals and petroleum and other natural resources that it means for its industries the united states though it may no longer be a major manufacturing power its military industries are heavily dependent on minerals that can be only source then africa. the establishment of africa calm was key for the consolidation of u.s.
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interests in africa but when the pentagon wanted to set up its headquarters on the continent things did not go as planned is america shipshape i don't believe you're going to see. us she can see as you see up on their feet well money and a problem sic the. imposition communicative and more the refusal is that the small newville by. this opposition force see us to set up a command of afrikaans thousands of miles away in stuttgart germany. african resistance to africa calm was spearheaded by a figure. as a major economic and political force on the continent and had been a thorn in the side of the west for decades from the beginning of his political career as a leader moammar gadhafi was opposed to
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a foreign military presence in africa one of the first things he did after coming to power in one nine hundred sixty i was to expel the british and u.s. military bases and libya itself and gadhafi had you know considerable political support across the continent for his position nelson mandela as you was almost identical to gadhafi is that there would be no african forces commanded by foreign military officials and there would be no foreign militaries occupying any part of africa are operating with that offer. gadhafi had been playing a complex game with the west for a long time president ronald reagan had labeled him the mad dog of the middle east and had tried to assassinate him in one thousand nine hundred eighty six by bombing his palace. the libyan leader is independence and influence flowed from the vast petroleum reserves the launches soon africa which he
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had nationalized when he took power. well starting in the one nine hundred ninety s. moammar gadhafi became a kind of luminary a leading voice certainly one of the loudest voices for a maximum version of african integration he was seen across as being the successor of kwame nkrumah in terms of his vision of african unity. and it wasn't just a matter of my sounding more it's. the ones eager to not only accelerate the process of african integration but of bankrolling the process of. october on al-jazeera. in a new c then i'll just hear a correspondent returns with more personal stories from our journalists from around the world. brazilians are getting ready for elections but the main presidential
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contender is barred from the polls as he says time in jail for corruption. from the u.s. and beyond faultlines investigate the stories beyond the headlines after a three year delay afghanistan will finally hold its parliamentary elections to what direction the country takes with a new two part series the big picture examines the negative view of monaco duckies and the effects of his demise october on al-jazeera. capturing a moment in time snapshots of other nights the story providing a glimpse into someone else's wild moet nice on al-jazeera. bang lucozade outside that western sent tricks fear of influence were able to bring a different perspective to global events when you peel away the lists a cove
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a minute tree in the financial dog and you see the people in those words and his policies are affecting see the emotion on the faces the situation the living and that's when all the us can identify with the story. the headlines on al-jazeera german chancellor angela merkel and turkish president richard type have agreed to host a four way meeting to talk about the situation in syria as it province next month they've been holding talks in berlin michael says leaders from russia and france will also be invited to the october meeting ties between turkey and germany have been strained in recent years germany's often criticized turkey's human rights
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record since the failed coup in two thousand and sixteen if you took a life that has also fungus turkey has achieved enormous results when it comes to hosting three and a half million syrian refugees to discuss the subject and we want to meeting with the russian president the french president myself as well as president and we're aiming to host a meeting in october to discuss at length but the leaders remain divided on supporters of tola goolden whom turkey blames for the twenty sixteen failed coup and says many of them live in germany and wants them extradited nuckle says more information is needed thousands of members of the p.k. k. are residents across germany this is a case in point as i have discussed with mr chancellor before and hundreds of members of the good honest movement are also based in germany our national intelligence organization and germany's intelligence organization and our
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ministries can work together based on the confidence that we have for each other it will make it easier for us if in this way we handle over people who have been captured. u.s. senators have heard testimony for nearly nine hours from donald trump supremes court nominee and the woman who's accused him of sexual assault when they were teenagers christine bloody ford says she is one hundred percent certain brett kavanaugh assaulted her allegations he strongly denies india's supreme court has lifted a ban on girls and women of childbearing age entering a historic temple the court ruled that excluding women can't be seen as an essential religious practice females aged ten to fifty had been barred from entering the somebody moller temple as some hindu religious figures considered menstruation to be impure. those are the headlines now back to shadow war in the
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sahara. the money from libyan oil allowed gadhafi to underwrite ambitious projects. three hundred million dollars for the first pan-african satellite. thirty billion dollars in the largest irrigation system in the world that draws on the vast reserves of fresh water under the sun to turn tens of thousands of hectares of libyan desert into farm that. gadhafi wanted to demonstrate that africa could develop without depending on the western banking system or the international monetary fund libya to the tune of tens of billions of dollars in each case was capitalizing a number of new african economic institutions of the african development bank the african monetary fund africa with them develop its own solutions and develop its
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own lending programs to address its own problems so africa was in good darcy's view . with gadhafi the leadership increasingly becoming something of the block. rather than a series of disparate individual nations that could be dealt with one on one and set against each other. when gadhafi was elected chairman of the african union in two thousand and nine u.s. officials square concerned in an embassy cables revealed by wiki leaks they noted that libya will seek to use a chairmanship to aggrandise him and promote his united states of africa proposal. u.s. multinationals were also unhappy with the libyan leader especially his decision to cancel it one billion dollars deal with the bechtel corporation and largess inch nearing company in the us with powerful connections in washington. the
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fact that an operator with bechtel's connections and deep pockets was ultimately unable to secure its contract serves as a caution airy tale for the many u.s. and western companies seeking to enter libya's booming market and for other u.s. companies considering major investment projects here. gadhafi also antagonize france after being courted by president nicolas sarkozy the libyan leader canceled major arms deals. and reacted. to the sound and he said. that if you're on the short cut of. the cost even shipping list of selling more acquire if you don't bow to the. best of luck you know you too will cut but chose
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bob boss the economy. in march two thousand and eleven as the arab spring spread through north africa france and the united states decided to use. the united nations security council gave its approval of protecting human rights provided the justification. for syrian. so that. you couldn't get if he could put up a p.s.u. into being as we have troops in neighboring. allowing the opposition to drive them out. we hit it off these air defenses this was afrikaans first war and its commander in chief was the first african-american president in the words of the obama administration the u.s. position in the war against libya was that of leading from behind what is really
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interesting is of course the fact that the war was all and and directed first by africa. and then the mission was taken over by nato. another all of these people running the show me told are themselves being run by the maybe states which is formally in command of mates will not only that in one of his speeches obama after the bombing campaign had ceased and was praising the efforts of allies in libya revealed that even a number of french bombing missions were in sight piloted by american it's. the intervention of libya is also always sending a message. other african nation states that should they pursue a course of such radical defiance radical independence such
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a nationalist amounts him period us course that there could be ultimate consequences that are no longer hypothetical and. gadhafi is gone so a major obstacle in the way of american military penetration of us are as in fact we. came we saw it he died in. the fall of gadhafi produce a shockwave that would be found fabiani be. unfortunately there was not a very good handle on the forty thousand plus weapons that could off he had and so quickly we find out that. over thirty five thousand of those weapons just atomized
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they just disappeared and so we discovered that some of those weapons made a made it into northern mali the southern algeria other in southern libya there are new shares are everywhere. some of those weapons fell into the hands of the libyan rebels others including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles family into the hands of tariq fighters who fought alongside gadhafi because he supported their demands for autonomy in the samarra. yeah it was really on your daughter is. it there's a widow a mother difficult to victory try to cause you to. community who just want to know about this also quite. made the. charge that it's a very. noble or citizens of the zone given the normal or who agree on the
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boat agree almost all told it is all put off as the. good hope or the guilty pride our exhausted a great get a feel for good at the feet of water or by the i enjoyed this volume that i saw tish's there were that i saw could i couldn't because as well you know the jail with all the men who were they said the dog who did this and you press it all out or is here with. the heavily armed formed a new fighting force and mentally and launched an offensive against the government in bamako in january two thousand and twelve that long held dream of creating us awad an independent tarik homeland that would stretch across the sahara finally seemed within reach. but the two our eggs were not the only fighters in the desert smaller on groups which had emerged a decade earlier were now where armed forces to be reckoned. with acme. and and
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sardine say they were fighting a holy war and when we could sing among the local population. islamists to. be full of the police security or law is off result although not remotely rather think it is a lot of them illegal to screw. around but you have a group of us showing up with the reality of. gung ho law over the past. but the islam preached by these armed groups was nothing like the islam practice in this region for centuries the. good. ones you know will be. leaving london to live in the back of it
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but. if you're going to spend it if we. thank. you so it's all said one of the. two leadership of the syria buku it is also militant of syria kit want to start really calm but it certainly isn't. been summoned them into viewing the. result. was they were putting aside their ideological differences the two are exam the armed groups forged an alliance of convenience. criminon arche them point you know he could put a mobile. as the. ice is at the bottom and the last
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on the new cars are stars that i know don't go to them but it will take these guys a little report like that and i know. it has a different morning and i don't know the circumstances of it in female all that some or all. united the rebel forces launched an offensive against mali and soldiers in several garrison towns in the north. these mannion troops had completed years of training by africa home but the training didn't pay off. for a bit but is it as you need to sort of visit to dissolve the book give it to the foremost chill for some better call to maybe not so none of the local is unity. for me so sore dysart ok it's a song means so but a dakota did have it. worse was yet to come when one thousand million
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soldiers were captured and summarily executed in a rebel attack on the offices in bamako mutinied against the government they say it was incapable of controlling the situation. the coup was led by one of afrikaans top pupils captain amadou sana book who was trained as an infantry and intelligence officer at the u.s. bases in virginia georgia texas and arizona. this was a guy the americans had trained and invested time and money and then he made things ten times worse in mali. and then more setbacks for africa calm. again. other rebel forces invaded the major cities of northern mining they met little resistance in just two weeks the country was split in two.
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despite years of training and millions spent the west's greatest fear became a reality a so-called islamic state was established in northern mali. lives organised a pseudo judge eastham. up was you know with the only live in do normally i go to. the trees on the day of the boom boom. rush to reasonable price you're all. you know of i'm sure you get rid of it.
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your ass are going to have you most if you fairly credit us currently on to bigger up the cyclone but dungy i just i've also there you sure don't going to be thesz air on a pond of bamako. this one quite. novel says the delta song then he fought for the new issue physical assault then they're gone but they'll just idealists get upon the. envy of the community through all. as the rebels move south france came to the rescue in forty eight hours and government deployed four thousand troops to. the americans remained in the background providing military intelligence and logistical support. to depose your vote mr chief it's also a bit off for us at the dinner so in a good old consoles. potential of all of his also called on me can was of your of
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or will some. were left lest i be treated on the board. the rebel advance was tops and in just two weeks the french regain the north the french army claimed to have killed hundreds of so-called terrorists the rest seemed to evaporate into the desert the former colonial power was now the savior of the country. but was operation survive all that it seemed to be. dull sick with well that's your normal person knew so exactly mostly by simply skirl him and your own. leg. don't demolish ought to sell going to leave a problem if the. corner or what remains of it
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today the town is key to understanding what really happened during operation sarovar it was a site of a decisive battle with the fighters of armed sardine who were surrounded here by friendships. a memorial in honor of the first french soldier killed during the clash was erected overlooking the only road in and out of town. but what has not been memorialized is the fact that on this same road a convoy of vehicles carrying hundreds of rebel fighters and their leader iyad gali managed to escape from right under the nose of the french. on the ground many witnesses of the conflict have questions. but of course. not cos he did it. enough for us it will
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extend it's just. as islamist i see it not operate on the stock level said i was your kid if i say outlaw. don't disturb it is a bad idea the opioids like this jaunty soto's use see a pickup on the veneer or lawn the man didn't i will show. you a crucial load going to the north in a way different see likely more ya i have ya know dispose left hospital isn't it cept the dog is. in the most wrong pretty quick for the loss at that i will soon get a present of dogs lead. in this shadow war what interests might the french have been going easy on the forces they were supposed to be fighting little said the father hardly recover yet i'm certain autonomy is a serial you normally get up or. by market. forces
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. accept their produced seal or dick that there are false. film out a vast. exploit limine the hell it. is our cars on the left and million of us do you know you my leader works eighty on vocally commune the coup is going to double shuffle says bust a situation so simple. he'll menthol should dilute your denominator is money exploded you on your own it went through the life force level on the god of the land mass you really was was do it on your arm. next brought bible no more. don't deliver daleks' put us your maple won't be she daughter there were accessible since. far from the desert sands of the sahara the future of the region is being determined and france is not
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the only one with interests here. representatives of oil companies venture capitalists and african officials in charge of energy gathered in london the financial capital of europe and the world who she is the one. who. despite the chaos wars and revolutions the interests of europeans and americans remains high in what may be the largest on top the oil reserves on the continent the eldorado of the science the tao dany basin which extends to mauritania to algeria across north mali. is a distant source resource but in the vast vast area probably bigger than the whole of texas or. pocket two thirds of europe for instance so you can imagine very few wells in this vast area not enough to test the realities it would take a long time to put the space into for testing. despite
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a recent decline in the importers gas and african oil to the united states the interests of major u.s. energy companies in africa has not decreased the needs of asia and europe will not stop growing nearly two trillion dollars of investments in african oil and gas are expected in the next two decades. mostly to school. next year when there was hospital yanno. see there are no good all sit on the ground by some. between the year the fico. does and the courier did president bush donned a suit preposition a policeman to suit himself. in may two thousand and fourteen president obama announced that he would allocate an additional five billion dollars to the find to gain skill will terrorism. but as we move to
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a train and advise mission in afghanistan or reduce presence there allows us to more of a fact of the address emerging threats in the middle east and north africa. so earlier this year i asked my national security team to develop a plan for a network of partnerships from south asia to the so help. this strategy has been very persuasive an increasing number of african governments have signed on to the africa com program like in asia where the u.s. military brought together african forces composed of one thousand soldiers from seventeen countries for military exercises. and international exercises this year we typically have it in different areas of of africa as a tremendous opportunity for all work together and work from one another. during two thousand and thirteen alone africa has organized ten exercises on the fin clock
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model fifty five other operations and four hundred safety seminars with forty nine african states. the united states has also established drone bases in djibouti. kenya ethiopia somalia south sudan booking a fossil and this is shell's. in september two thousand and fourteen the united states announced that they were sending four thousand troops to liberia as support during the bola crisis and to coordinate other unspecified military activities. not to be outdone france also announced plans to increase its military presence in the saya with a redeployment of three thousand troops. but . the increasing militarization of africa is a new profit center covered by the military industrial complex with millions of
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dollars of contracts for arms manufacturers and private contractors. immersion of all. in their stability that are. so digital corp so they do need a vigilante force called the rules of the world the most original burkle vision load of all germany. servant you need to live for there's a lever it's all for naught. the united nations has established a peacekeeping force of twelve thousand troops to help stabilize mali among them the chinese military as well as african troops trained by africa the arsenal of the species keepers includes surveillance drones and apache attack helicopters.
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more than one hundred thirty years after the berlin conference a new division of the african continent is underway as new powers seek to ensure oil supplies strategic minerals arab oil land and even the water under the desert sands so difficult really do over. the problem so. look to the. efore listen look. if we're going to get the police to use our sauce just because. the so-called war against terror in the sahara is more than it seems the battles ways here are part of a larger struggle for influence and control in a world of shrinking resources and this battle the fight for the earth's bounty is a real endless war.
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from the waves of the sails. to the contours of the east. hello the spring rains are returning few showers in the bolivian mountains more significant rain in brazil's satellite would suggest in some across the border in paragraphs a different amount collected up to nearly a hundred will be the last two days now that line i think is just fade out in the next day or so further south so in northern argentina particularly in chile there is going to be so more significant rain the next two days with snow of course on the andean mountains santiago's southwards to than also that apart from the
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scottish as in bolivia it's a dry should looking picture including in rio in the caribbean remains a tropical storm cook which are very hostile to me just coming out of the screen it has produced a bit of flooding in barbados just as tropical storm it will lose any significant strength to continue as a sort of rain mass which will affect whether rico and probably the dominican republic in the next day or so and there's a line of showers that you could follow with the win all the way back towards i suppose brought amala that sort of area to the north of that a good scottish hours in the u.s. is still raining fairly heavily still in the eastern side chick in the southeast corner but this hook of cloud he has been interesting behind that line is winter twenty four degrees up in winnipeg. the weather sponsored by qatar and he's. on counting the cost why iraq is failing the power off its
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electricity grid calls for consumers to wake up to what goes into making coffee plus as google phones twenty one search engine it's seen bricks. counting the cost on al-jazeera. lives in fear constantly looking over her shoulder she says she was threatened by armed men as they ransacked a home she knows who ordered the attack and why they want to develop on her community and. parts we can't let the men we need to continue they can kill me i'm not afraid of being killed i need to defend my people who've been here since fifteen sixty nine without any help from the government and now they want to destroy the forest that is part of. land ownership in brazil is among the most concentrated in the world those who ordered the intimidation the murders are rarely brought to justice. it's jealousy they feel she just exquisitely. very
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glamorous it's part of our culture to look at our very best for a special occasion and people will spend money everything you see on the catwalk they do it here. it is going to be longevity they all have to come in and tell you things. on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. has if they get this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minute. gulf countries come together to meet with the u.s. secretary of state in new york will the blockade of qatar be on the agenda. the
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leaders of germany and turkey meet again agreeing to host a four way meeting to discuss the situation in syria as a province. i've never sexually assaulted anyone high school and college not ever donald trump supremes court nominee vigorously defend himself to four u.s. senators after his accuser stands by her accusations. and andrew thomas in assam state india across rural parts of this country many people still believe in witchcraft now a new law will be passed to stop the murders and suicides but all too often one of the accusations. of a rare meeting is underway in new york involving all the nations caught up in the gulf crisis that has seen qatar under blockade the foreign ministers of countries from
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the gulf cooperation council came together in the same room a little over an hour ago cameras allowed in for the first few moments the gathering is taking place on the sidelines of the united nations general assembly organized by u.s. secretary of state might pompei oh it is the first time a meeting like this has been held since the blockade of cutter the united arab emirates saudi arabia egypt and bahrain diplomatic and economic ties with doha in june of last year is live for us there so how sure how significant is this. has it is quite significant this is the first time that you see carter on one hand and the other countries that were posing the imposing a sea land in bargirl and qatar sitting together to try to negotiate different things about the region this is a meeting which is chaired by united states secretary of state mike pompei oh we
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don't know whether there were handshakes at the start of the meeting but i have to say that the statement of the saudi foreign minister. to days ago about the g.c.c. quizes when he said that his country is willing to wait for as long as it takes fifteen twenty or fifty years to be able to unless until qatar meets the demands of the countries that have imposed sanctions on the blockade on on qatar now the idea behind this meeting is the americans are trying to build some sort of regional alliance called an arab nature to contain iran's what does what washington considers or sees as iran's growing influence in the region they would be talking about strengthening military cooperation mr missile defense economic and diplomatic ties but the biggest question at this particular moment how can you
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bring together all these people when the defer about every single aspect every single conflict conflict qatar thinks that the only way to the crisis in syria is for the delegations are starting to come out of the building i was trying to just stop some of the. some of the regional players here. they don't agree this is the qatari foreign minister sheikh mohammed but i've got a man now thirty i would try to ask him a question that it was a this is how should i vote for much as you know can i ask you a question what was what was that what was it what was the meeting abouts. that the chair at the heart of. this show is about the middle east strategic alliance and that you see a relation with with the us closely egypt and jordan the meeting was productive somehow was what is your reaction to the statistics reduce our deployment so when he said that his country is willing to wait for fifteen twenty fifty years and this one family and those are to house to solve the problem you sound and if you believe
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from no actually we know what we know what's what would be the future of the countries even so we cannot predict from now until five or ten or fifteen years or fifteen years but that can wait also for a vote but we have to address the challenges in our region first before we talk we talk about just by coming in like this diplomacy means communications meaning good news and good we can this is why did you go here because it had local. people. quite interesting moment i mean the statement from the qatari minister of pulling a fast tells a lot about the g.c.c. crisis i think this is going to go for quite some time because the the differences remain the saudis say that qatar has to meet the demands including grading relations with iran shutting down a turkish military base qatar insists those are issues of sovereignty and it rejects anything that has to do with its own seventy yeah juice
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a year hessian fundamental differences remain and that was certainly certainly the impression that we were getting before this meeting took place but i suppose the fact that. they were able to the u.s. secretary of state was able to get leaders at this at this high level all in the same room together at least talking is an accomplishment in itself. it is it is this is the first time that you would see all the countries caught up in that crisis sitting together this is the problem the let's look at the different issues that the united states of america. scrambling to solve anytime soon syria he says that there needs to be a political way out and that's bashar al assad has to step aside that's not the view shared by other members of the g.c.c. . qatar the qatar to me said today's ago at the united nations general assembly that a political way out should be immediately with all the parties agreeing on
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a platform for a transition and a new government saudis the emirates is said that they will continue their military offensive until the hoses hunt down their weapons and restore reinstate recognize the or thought of two of the internationally recognized president of the book months so how do you use differences unless you have the parties agree on a new platform i don't see any way how the americans can build what the regional platform want to regional allow alliance to contain all the problems in the region. all right great stuff passion has to matter better life for us there in new york. the german chancellor and turkish president have agreed to host a four way meeting with russian and french leaders to tackle the situation in syria's last rebel held stronghold of it late next month but angler merkel and
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richard tired of when are red loggerheads over supporters of turkish businessmen that girl in germany turkey accuses him of masterminding the twenty sixteen failed coup. let's go live now to jonah hole is in berlin where those talks between the german and turkish leaders are taking place so jonah this was kind of. an attempt to sort of make nice between two countries that have been out of a lot of heads over a number of things did they succeed in doing that all defined mental differences remain. well i think the fundamental differences that certainly do remain were quite difficult to hide among them that the issue of supporters of. mr erdogan insists that they should be rounded up and arrested mrs merkel says well you need to give us more information about that more intelligence because we're not able to act on it until or unless you do and there were very open
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differences about democracy about human rights about the judiciary mrs merkel said our view of an open free and democratic society is perhaps rather different to yours but i think really what this was all about was an understanding between these two leaders that their countries have issues of common interest upon which they can and need to work together and that these issues of disagreement probably more sensibly be put to one side so there was talk about syria there was talk about the migration and refugee crisis of course turkey currently holding back three and a half million syrian refugees desperate to make it to europe there is an economic crisis going on in turkey its worst in fifteen years germany its biggest trade partner its businesses and banks heavily exposed and of course there is the spat with the united states turkey and the us both of course nato members it's in no one's interest for that to go on germany perhaps can act as a middleman that announcement significant of course as well that
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a meeting next month will take place drawing in france and russia over so it's clear that already some ground has been made but equally clear i think looking at the body language listening to some of the questions and responses in their. together that this was not the easiest of meetings not one perhaps that they would have chosen under these circumstances an act of political expedience rather than choice. so general what does turkey want from the germans at this point. well i think possibly this economic crisis it seems has pushed. turkey and mr the one to realize and of course the spat with the united states that he needs to bolster and hands his relationships with the west he's politically strong at home of course but politically isolated among the west and of course germany his closest
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and most important trading partner is the best place perhaps to start to like support i think support by association not just as a show to turkish investors to perhaps it be improve economic conditions but as a press platform from which to start talking more constructively with the united states but look this is very much a two way street there's the issue of the refugees and migrants very important to germany the situation in the middle east of course the e.u. generally very worried about turkey's drift towards russia and a sense i think from the german side and the european side generally that it makes more sense to be drawing turkey closer at this point than pushing it further away. all right for the moment john how life for us there in thanks jim. now u.s. senators will return to capitol hill for the next stage of a tumultuous nomination process brett kavanaugh to the supreme court follows a day of testimony from him and one of the women who accused cavanagh of sexual
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