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really do it there somewhere else on the capitol complex he could even take it out of washington d.c. and go back to the border or he could go to a different place in america to give this speech the big question is actually whether or not the media's going to cover it but as we well know you know the media's insatiable in covering this type of drama in the tit for tat battle going on between president trump and speaker pelosi has said i should focus on two it doesn't of course none of this none of this helps result the government shutdown and as my kind of course when it was just massive disapproval ratings in the polls for the president. he must have that in mind as he tries to resolve things well one of the things that mike did not mention is that fifty six percent of americans more than a majority actually support president trump going ahead and giving that state of the union speech so again it's going to be a question of where and it's going to be a question of when but the president understands and he took responsibility for the
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fact that he knew that the shutdown was going to be unpopular he's getting pummeled in the polls but right now nancy pelosi the base and donald trump the base are not going to let them back away from this it sounds like that there are some bipartisan pieces of legislation potentially starting to move starting in the senate but again the big question is here who's going to blink first is there going to be a physical border security component that democrats and the n.c. pelosi could eventually sign on to because that is really the president trying to back up against the wall i mean that's the last line when you talk about this with your colleagues and friends where do you see the glimmer of light what way could it come through. it really is going to have to be a continual mix of benefits the democrats are been on on their wish list for a very long time you saw president trump over the weekend to go very far out on the dreamers on daca we're now hearing conversations about race card reform mind you
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this is all stuff that should have been done over the last ten to fifteen years by the congress and the presidency both by republicans and democrats but have not been able to get done because of the continued to kick the can down the road mentality that goes on in politics in america but president trump is absolutely starting to use a number of quote unquote goodies in the bag that democrats at some point may not be able to say no to because it's talking about a wholesale reform of the immigration system in america which is truly needed and it's something that you know both democrats and republicans can agree on isn't right in saying that what's at stake here is a mess for president really that there's a serious concern that this president will shut down the government any time he doesn't get what he wants. well i think part of the problem is that you know people didn't start taking this seriously as soon as the government shut down clearly president trump made this extraordinary part of his campaign in two thousand and
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sixteen talking about border security talking about immigration reform it's been two years and while republicans have controlled both the house and the senate democrats could still block that in the united states senate which is why i don't think we've seen more progress but really this is a situation that is receiving a massive amount of attention and if it's not if it doesn't take shutting down the government to get the attention of our politicians in washington d.c. i mean the democratic caucus was just finished partying in puerto rico for a week and to see the play hamilton i mean really who is taking this seriously and this is our national security at risk here what does it take to get our politicians to actually pay attention to coming up with a solution children republican political strategist space when this thanks very much still ahead here on al-jazeera sudan's president is offered help from abroad as antigovernment protests continue at home. allegations of torture zimbabwe's
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security forces accused of excessive force. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never seems. less like warrants a spell of quiet weather now across the middle east a little more cloud just coming in as we go on through the next couple of days for something see that cloud there just about the black sea caspian sea through the caucasus so pushing its way little bit a tattoo just coming into the eastern side of the mediterranean so possibility of some light showers coming through but i think for the most part it will be fine and sefl nineteen celsius in baghdad and in kuwait city back cloud coming down across iraq into the far north of saudi arabia but not really making too much progress as we go on through the next couple of days meanwhile further east is find at it
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strike rest sunshine in kabul's had just hit at around three degrees celsius twenty three celsius the full karate and further north we're getting up to around minus three and matty we're going to have twenty four here in doha some lovely pleasant sunshine coming through over the next couple of days just a gentle breeze as well so really will feel quite nice thursday added the going on into friday that cloud further north not really causing any problems if anything something to thin and break as we head towards the weekend temperatures here picking up to around twenty four celsius that a bit of cloud down towards the gulf of aden might just be just one of two light showers. the weather sponsored by cateye race. in centennial twenty seventeen the people of the kurdish region of northern iraq voted in favor of independence from baghdad. but joy was short lived as the iraqi government reacted forcefully against any idea of separation. al-jazeera world
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travels to the kurdish regional capital of the ability to investigate independence and the iraqi kurds on al-jazeera. every day on your watch out zero a reminder of our top stories this hour and venezuela's president nicolas maduro is breaking off ties with the united states after president trump indorsed the opposition national assembly leader one credo to claim himself interim president hundreds of thousands of people rallied across the country eleven latin american countries have offered him support. u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi says president donald trump will not be allowed to
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deliver his annual state of the nation address to congress because of the government shutdown trump says he will deliver an alternative speech. russia's president says he wants iran to be part of a future summit to discuss the situation in syria the comments are likely to infuriate the americans who've tried to isolate iran within the region during talks with his turkish counterpart in moscow flood to be putin welcomed the u.s. troop withdrawal from syria turkey. and said his country will deal with any groups that may fill the void created by the withdrawal he was referring to kurdish fighters in northern syria who have fought against eisel with u.s. support turkey considers them terrorists were a challenge has been following developments in moscow there have been speculation that these two men might strike some sort of deal with russia saying that he could have its buffer zone against kurdish groups up in the north in return for ankara how in russia to finally return it live to government control well that doesn't
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seem to have been what happened at least not yet yes russia said we will help our turkish friends to ensure their security but putin believes that the best way of doing this is to get the kurdish groups and damascus to strike deals with. usually him in this context we support the establishment of dialogue between damascus and the representatives of the kurds such dialogue will certainly help in bringing together syrian society and help national reconciliation and will be beneficial not only for syria but also for the neighboring countries. and as the weather seems likely to allow russia to do what it wants with the rebel strongholds that russia says has been overrun by terrorists recently well i do and doesn't seem to be abandoning it quite yet where. we would join the fight against terrorist organizations in italy as we agreed because this is not a quick struggle it is
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a long fight main goal is to secure peace and stability for the syrian people and leave terrorists without opportunity to strike so where do these two leaders go from here well certainly there is going to be more dialogue talk towards pushing forward to the tardy syrian constitutional committee and russia says that he's going to host a russia iran turkey summit soon to sudan where the government says it has been offered economic support from the u.a.e. russia turkey and from qatar to help ease anti-government protests president bashir . has shaken timing been hammered out on the on wednesday demonstrations began a bit living costs and have widened to call for an end to buy shares thirty year rule well sudan's foreign minister played down the unrest there would be and it's important to point out that the visit by president bashir to qatar comes in a much wider and complex content than passing crises personally i've been
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a party in the organization of this visit from an early stage way before this crisis regardless of this i can tell anyone who is wondering about the timing up this visit it is not extraordinary for one to seek dialogue with friends and brothers when there is a crisis or economic pressures to find solutions to these crises more now from al-jazeera. this is the first foreign trip to be made by president obama bashir since those protests that have erupted in his country escalated over the past few weeks the fact that he chose to visit qatar is telling and heart to him have a strong history between them. sponsored and host of the darfur peace talks for example is invested or made billions of dollars worth of investments over the years and often there has been an alignment between qatar his vision for the region when it comes to significant issues like for example palestine and that of sudan as well
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speaking to our jazeera the sudanese foreign minister said that this was or he described the meeting between president bashir and sure i mean been hammered as a brotherly meeting he said that they would discuss regional issues and that the protests in sudan were too small of a topic to be the focus of these bilateral discussions having said that however they are significance protests they are the longest protests that have taken place since she came to power roughly thirty years ago we are talking about more than forty people killed widespread condemnation from around the world as to how the security services and the sudanese government have treated those protesters but information as far as a mother but she was concerned he wants to show that he is still very much a statesman still very much in control and he has no issue leaving the country to visit other world leaders assured he believes to come back with still in power so a significant trip in the sense that there is
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a lot to discuss between these two governments but i clipped both sides have been with regards to revealing as to what's they've agreed on if there's been any deals and how to move forward well back in sudan trade unions are calling for major protests and he morgan has more from the capital. people in sudan are saying they will not stop demonstrating against president bashir until he actually steps down again that is something he has repeatedly said that he will not do until elections come in twenty twenty and even then there is a chance he might run again there's already a proposed change that is stable in front of the parliament to try to amend the constitution so that bashir could go on for another term but people are saying they don't want him to continue running for be under thirty years that he's already been in power they say that during his term in office the country has been ruled with corruption and that the economy has been in a downward spiral now the process started on the nineteenth of december because of lack of bread in the city of ice water but that quickly morphed into calls for the president to step down the right to say at least forty people have been killed but
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the government is disputing that figure they say that people have been killed so far is at least twenty seven there are also concerns about activists being arrested in the process the government has said the arrested eight hundred and sixteen people last week but then people are saying that opposition groups and other activists are saying that the number could be as high as over a thousand people many of them with their whereabouts unknown and their health conditions also unknown people are saying they will not continue they will not stop demonstrating there are more protests planned in the coming days tomorrow is there is a nationwide protest called by the sudanese professional association which has been spearheading the calls for the president to step down now and people are thing that they are very determined they're very keen to see their president step down it's not clear how far this would go but both sides are very determined president is determined to stay in power and people determined to see him go. the outgoing congolese president of jersey computer is urging people to support his successor.
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he said he will pass on power without regret a move do his part to support the incoming president could be there is stepping aside after more than two turbulent years of delayed elections as many congolese feared that he was seeking a way to stay in office this week should be construed to show me respect in the constitution i will hand over power tomorrow without regrets or remorse because despite the imperfections emanating from all mad mad world congo has come a long way and rests on a solid foundation today jim has a. massive no i'm vij you to support him on mass in the same way you support of major in the past eighteen years are calling our youth in particular the future of our country. in zimbabwe there are more reports of soldiers beating protesters that's despite a violent by the president. to investigate a security service crackdown on anti-government demonstrators has more now from the capital harare. shop only. after last week's violence when the price of fuel more
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than doubled overnight in zimbabwe people demonstrated many didn't believe a president. who said the increase in months of some businesses were looted jeering the violence. the. hours i can tell at the moment was west to coklat but what i can tell you are probably. why did you dress in terms of for equipment just as as it was taken away from the computers to those printers the machines the more so to get our. ways human rights commission a government appointed human rights group a key security forces a systematic torture lawyers an atavistic say a dozen people have been killed scores more wounded and arrested opposition leaders say people are still being targeted by security forces they also say others are in hiding fearing for their lives right now on the streets people are not in happiness people are not in peace there is a lot of turnout displacement of persons people are being dragged out of their
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homes being people being beaten brutalized terrorized there's terror and fear all over and citizens are not in peace again having ammunition live ammunition against ordinary citizens that is unacceptable and that goes against the tenets of democracy the president has promised to investigate the crackdown by security forces but civilians have also been warned when and if they have had cases of lawlessness necessarily you will have the guilty ones who will try and keep it away from the reach of the law except it doesn't quite serve them i think it is in their interest to make sure that they present themselves to the law enforcement agency defend themselves and in the fullness of time just establish whether or not they have a case to answer on and this is precisely if you have done something wrong certainly you do have something to worry about we will not tell him that we so if last we can happen in this country never again the crisis has raised fears that zimbabwe is
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reverting to the authoritarian style rule of robert mccarthy who was forced from power by the military more than a year ago and that's making business owners and investors nervous. not. there is a musician and human rights activists all of you could see has died in hospital after forty years in december as he was officially no produce sixty six albums in his sixty six years winning friends right across africa and beyond. a true legend of african music oliver was a musician known around the world for his hit song. singing in zimbabwe's dominant shona language and english he blended musical traditions developing a distinctive style known to fans as. music that carried messages of hope and messages in clung to during hard times.
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into could also help to promote human rights across the continent. and set up a music academy hoping to encourage more children to follow in his footsteps we have different. we will teach you but we don't say that we. can learn from you. as tributes. some fans say he made them proud to be. others according to him to receive. one way to thank him for the music. al-jazeera. this is these are the top stories as well as president nicolas maduro is breaking off ties with the united states after president trump indorsed the opposition national assembly. declared himself interim president as hundreds of thousands of
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people rallied across the country eleven latin american countries have offered him support. also there are many more than that plan not performed we come from the streets from all over society and we have been here in the presidency for twenty years and that's down to the votes of the people and in this presidential palace we have gotten here and we will stay here with the votes of the people which is the only way to elect the constitutional president of venezuela only the people can elect their leaders and only the people can remove them from power u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi says president donald trump will not be allowed to deliver his annual state of the union address to congress because of the government shutdown the shutdown is now in its thirty day and is the longest in history the senate will vote on thursday on competing bills in a bid to end the stalemate. nancy pelosi or nancy as i call or she
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doesn't want to hear the truth and she doesn't want to hear more importantly the american people have the truth so we just found out that she's canceled and i think that's a great a lot on the incredible country that we all love it's a great great horrible mark. sudan's government says it's being offered economic support from the u.a.e. russia turkey and qatar to help ease antigovernment protests president carter's shaky timing been hammered out danny on wednesday its precious first trip abroad since protests started last month demonstrations began over living costs and have widened to call for an end to bashes thirty year rule russia's president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart reza topper one have met to coordinate their moves on syria putin welcomed the u.s. troop withdrawal from syria and said his country will deal with any groups that may fill the void created by the withdrawal all right you're up to date
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with the headlines here and i just got more news coming up after inside story. italian leaders attacked the french president over immigration in recent days two senior politicians have called on a terrible president and accused impoverishing africa so what is behind this dispute and is it politics at play this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm richelle carey italy and france have long been close allies and fellow founding e.u. members but relations have taken a turn for the worse since italy's populist parties came to power in june much of the dispute has been about immigration francis criticized italy for not allowing rescue boats carrying refugees and migrants to dock along its mediterranean ports and on monday it summoned italy's ambassador after the deputy prime minister ligi de mayo accused france of creating poverty in africa and forcing mass migration to europe will bring in our gas in a moment first here's more of what the italian leader had to say. today we still have people living off the guy it is due to several european countries france above all who has never stopped colonizing african countries france is printing a currency of its own in dozens of african countries and with that currency french finance if france didn't have african colonies be the fifteenth world economic
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power instead of the leading. i stop being hypocritical by talking just about the effect and i decided to start talking about the cause of the european union should sanction all those countries like. africa countries those people leave the place for african people is africa and not at the bottom. it always interior minister. to go after the french later on tuesday and the video that appeared on his facebook page he strongly criticized position on migrants. argument is not against the population the citizens of the workers but it is against micro who is all words and no action he lectures us about generosity goodness hospitality solidarity and then he rejects thousands of migrants at the italian border i hope the french will soon be able to get rid of
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a very bad president they have a chance to do that on the may twenty sixth when they can take the future back to their destiny and their pride which are not well represented by a character like now. fourteen countries in west africa still use a colonial era currency called the c.f.a. and this is part of the reason why some say these countries still pay a colonial tax see if they was first pegged to the french frank and now it's pegged to the euro to provide stability that's according to france which means face fourteen countries deposit their currency reserves at the french central bank and paris have access to only fifteen percent of it the remaining eighty five percent of the reserves can be borrowed at market rates these countries which use this system are then it became a faso any sound ivory coast malina share senegal togo cameroon central african republic chad congo equitorial guinea and kobol.
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let's bring in our guests now in paris adama guy journalist author and africa analyst in some a low france joining us on skype jokela head of european research at the global policy institute and in milan villar research fellow with european by gratian programs at the italian institute for international political studies thank you all for joining us so we just laid out there some of the numbers associated with how this the c.f.a. works so let's start with that and then will broaden it out. i mean start with you adama do you think that when de mayo the things that he said about paris of essentially holding africa in their former colonies hostage by way of something like this this currency how would you characterize that do you think he went too far or do you think he's right. i think is right i think what he said is that france has not completed its decolonization
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process it has left the african countries but while maintaining behind each a new or call an early system process is that allows it to take advantage of those countries helpless countries and not giving them a chance to freely decide on the fate whether on monetary issues or even on job political alignment or a entirely internal political management fronts instead the mingling with those countries feature they decide on the outcome and actions they maintain who they want to be this huge and they manage to ensure that their companies the enterprises the likes of the likes of. others come into those countries and take over the contracts public contracts why their leaders
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have to always seek advice from france for instance every turn denny's in washington. this meeting of the i.m.f. world bank either in april or in september the french african ministers from copper ministers have to come through paris to talk to the french minister of finance to coordinate their positions so this is no call and there is a this is actually called a musician and this is ok karim the development of these countries yes ok dan i want to bring i'm a shark and in this shark at i'd like some of your thoughts on that and what does it say that this that the c.f.a. still exists. this to do see if they still exist because countries job public to see if they want to remain in to see if it does if it has fourteen countries anyone can leave any time they want but they don't want to leave because of some benefits from the sea if it does if it was created in one hundred thirty nine as
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fourteen countries most of them from spain but not or france begin countries are part of it and what the previous dr was to be about is what the troll of the france africa relationship sponsored quake which i know is critical but is can be criticised with good reason as for the front see if they let's first look at the cost benefits and that is it's true it is a symbol of colonialism of french presence there for. is not very good for the feeling of sovereignty of this country which should think more dependent yes it's true that is quite and from time to time would mean that the parity of the currency is not in the hands of the countries or the call of an independent military policy driven you want to want print money but that has advantages for this country in britain means that it breaks stability to this
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country as a set it can't print money it's league it's tied to do your role and therefore it's brings or so credibility to the current shock let me ask. let me ask it of how how is the debate about the c.f.a. is seen and france as if it and their show. no it's not a big issue in france is not a big issue or two or it's an issue for specialist people know about as if they want to go to africa it's quite convenient you know exactly what. you're going to pay for its adroitness but if it's for the many people who go in front of africa it's benefits for businesses it's true but it's not seen as an issue because that's an issue which has been raised by a by many africans and since i know there are openings but upping the more opposed to the symbolic value of that let's not forget that it's the c.f.o. is a very good tool of rigid or integration and cooperation or countries in these areas
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share the same currency they can trade together they lose some independence ok ok at the same time many benefits and that's why our country ok i just learned shocked shocked that six million to join you so dark i want to give your stance i understand. i'm going to bring the u.n. in a moment for just just bear with me i want to give adama a chance to respond and then i am entering into the conversation as well adama. yes of course is it's all well and good to say that there are some advantages of the sea a thing as a single block for the fourteen or fifteen francophone countries but this is in opposition or one hand to the african countries being involved in the regional integration that this gentleman was talking earlier about because and ecowas and the african union they want to put in place african currencies
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continent that once starting with regional currencies are delivered of ecowas for instance to talk of west african countries how can you minted this for see if it frank when you strive to build a regional currency in west africa this is against the will of the front of un and over all west african countries secondly it prevents this countries from having at the end of the day an access to this scheme monetary policy that is essential in economic management you cannot over sixty years after independence let a foreign nation whether it's from south america or china decide on your fate we must and this new or continual process is a must and the french people needs to know there's a same way people in france are demonstrating against the way they have been much managed over the past thirty or forty years within africa there are forces that
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would want to see really a reset assessment of the relationship between france and the rest of the continent all right so let me bring in taylor what do you think make of the fact that there are italian leaders dipping into this issue what is it really about. well i must tell you i must feel like the odd man out i mean this is the the french must have with the their form of calmness and yes i agree that there are two sides to do so issue but. i mean i could express my opinion but i think that italy in the end. you know are expressing their opinion vice prime minister they are voicing their opinions and you know clearly this is a matter for other countries to to solve voice an opinion on decriminalization for a country that clearly is i mean a chronic process well clearly not as developed as friends but we can i sleep you
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know we can as if you are. in somalia and so to voice an opinion about. this is clearly out of place and this is clearly a response to the fact that each. time to use friends and political debate there to simply advance their own position for you print elections they think they've already got a local politician who's there of course to benefit yes absolutely ok so maybe about local politics but local politics and italy and in france and much of europe right now very much so pivots are centers rather on immigration so the point that these gentlemen have made it's definitely opened up a broader discussion on how the e.u. has handled immigration what is what is italy's main bone to pick with france about this. i mean clearly there's been some bones of contention totally right for example. at the borders between eleven friends we've had people coming back being
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sent back from friends refold to italy without being able to ask for asylum in france we also know there are that france has some bones of contention with italy meaning that the french authorities migrants back to italy have a say they say i mean the usually say well if we let people ask for asylum friends that we would never be able to return them to italy because dublin dublin routes that regulate. in europe and relocation or not where they should file or claim asylum it did not work so france usually says well the. number of people claim to asylum friends and we cannot report return them to their country where they should have been applying for a zone which is really where i can tell you there is been forty thousand people in twenty seventeen all alone that crossed the border from italy to france they apply for asylum their friends caught them and they would like to send back to cannot so
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i know there are two sides to this issue clearly the fact that french the french anyway all four of these bring people back without asking whether they want to claim refers only is against against domestic and european law. adama's cyanotic marriages you want to get in on that. i would want to say that at the end of the day the twenty first century even george the end of the twentieth century. was really marked by the new way of cotton is calling a listen this is a way of projecting power without sending military might not even controlling ports or forts you just have to control the money you need to control the decision makers and that's what they have been doing they pose ition leaders were gumma critical ety illegitimate used sees them corrupt you see them facing problem within their
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countries not respecting democratic rules because in point is in my country in senegal where mr makki son for instance is a word unpopular yet it spect to be real that in the first round by depending on outsiders whether it's china now or france are other forces this should be stopped and some of the companies like the total through whom it is good is given the. i drew carbon blocks those kind of forces interlocked forces could be really negative against the will and the possibilities the exceptional opportunities that our countries have now to start a new day in the life of the continent ok so how simply local said let me go on did discuss a dominant france and other forces dominant let me bring you into this conversation so what about europe somehow coming together to have
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a more unified approach. to investment end of element and africa that would that would make people not want to leave not feel like they have to leave yeah we know it's one of the big challenges demographic of africa is good is is so strong so dynamic that we know there. to be really over one billion people soon. africa is not enough as not you know as i've got the economic means to feed all these people and therefore that there will be pressure for people to migrate to richer areas and therefore there is a need an awareness that there is a need to do and africa develop that's at the moment it revolves at the deliver all of resolve and top it's crucial migration won't stop because fall for that reason and you know the previous speaker was talking about france france france but let's say that france used to beat the partner in
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france speaking africa but nurul good is is the on going to could in your name of took down who are rooting the show there you know very well that the chinese are there the russians are the saudis are buying land there everyone is that africa is just show us. it's time for african countries to see that to try to sort out the problems within the going to take an orderly does get back to our using the mineral resources of the country to stay in power to corrupt ok well. all of that still the problems is not just to do with the french and european it's to do with african leaders themselves and it's to do with ok let me let me just separate to pillage let me let me bring the conversation back a little i hear you're saying let me pick focus it back to immigration and you know
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that's where france and italy are both dealing with the tale what does italy want from the european union when it comes to immigration. well italy wants solidarity that's one word for it they want they want to for all europe to come together and find a way and more workable solutions for reregulation and for us so for us i'm seekers just look at these going back to development we know development will not stop migration from africa actually we have all evidence that it's more the more african countries develop given to their own low income countries the more they go towards middle income the more intentional migration we rights and yes they are already one billion there would be two billion twenty forty so we know migration cannot be stopped my east is just estimated that by twenty forty there will be eight million more sub-saharan africans coming to europe so we need two way to manage that and it's not going to be that hard eight million might be made seemed so much but if
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you compare it to for example just only in population that's twelve percent so people could say invade it but if we found a way to cope together we have five hundred million people in europe million sub-saharan africans that's one to one point five percent of the total so usually spain greece they're asking for slowly learned from france as is doing some something germany has done a lot there are many other countries that are not doing this as much and so we have to find a way i think with that together it sounds like you're saying that immigration doesn't have to be a bad thing that people don't have to describe it in such a negative term as as an invasion is as long as they welcome it and plan for it is that what you're saying. actually i mean i'm a christian is a challenge it brings some challenges and some benefits irregular migration is more of a challenge we know there are many more it's much more difficult to integrate these people it's much more difficult to bring them to it in a way to find them a job we know that by far in the five years since they landed just one in four
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would be employed usually labor migration eight hundred to eight hundred eighty percent would be employed by a fight after five years being in another country so we know the challenges we must prepare for that clearly italy was not prepared with its island system research and system but the whole of europe was not and there are some countries especially in the eastern part of europe that want to benefit from the u. but do not want to share into the sort of very clearly that's not a problem with friends that's a problem with germany actually france and germany austria they've been doing a lot for migration. that's clearly not the way been easily should cooperate with italy sorry with friends and not accuse it if we want to solve this problem together and talk what really is at play here and this back and forth that seems to be getting lower and lower between italy and france what's really at play here. looming european election it's a very important issue for much it was seventy four you tell us and it's
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a saw an issue for all the populist movements in in europe it is to europe or burn and so on. really knows that in france there are movements of protest such as the you know various does money look. which is always very close a friend of a. lady was hoping to capitalize and they want to be of a repressive anted in the next european parliament election and therefore they're using issues such as immigration which is a very sensitive issue for europe in order to kind of boost their case. was agreeing with you it's true that what needs to be dawn it's not to have a national nor. national or fights and you know we know that italy is a country which has taken the brunt of this illegal immigration of these people or the board people are crossing the med the mediterranean in and they get italy because of the debris in the. dublin backed which means
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that the country have to claim a tsunami the country where arrive that needs to be at european level but nobody most of the other countries don't want it must come to we should have a quota system you know that welcomed them so we know that it could be important to have that but it's an issue which at the moment is used purely as a way to fund of flames of political dissent and boost. some of the movements capitalizing on the fears of many people who think there is an invasion but there's a man vision so all the hold on let me get that may put that to adama adama so it's sharp pointed out a lot of this is about politics a lot of politicians are talking about solutions they're using this to to kind of get their fan base going if you take the politics out of it what would you like to see the european do to address the issue of african migrants coming. i think we need to go back to the drawing board let's acknowledge facts that are often hope
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forgotten in the debate first of all africans when they migrate they migrate we deal africa they're much more migrant within africa them towards europe or america is not a problem let's be blunt about it secondly. let's also our partners of so-called developed world accept what we have agreed to be common policy this world trade organization it was established to allow free movement of goods services but also yes people this is part of the agreement you cannot take the best go and send your services your banks your multinationals in africa and not allow africans to migrate this after all was what europe did to africa when
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they sent the imperial power in the nineteenth century in africa that's what they did to america where will they prevent africans traveling this is part of globalization i think we should not be shy about recalling the fact that the second one the third one is this you somebody alluded to the fact that the russians the chinese and the likes of the indians are coming into africa yes that's a very good if you have to open up the process to ensure that africa does not sit one to one with one inferior power we need others to come in and i can govern to you as somebody with written almost the first book on china and africa that china at this moment despite the importance of its commercial links with africa is not dominating the continent where this was is the mere fact today at homburg an outside european nations and america are but trucking from what they used to call
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good governance good norms they're following the norms of outside forces and this is the but problem ok and that will have to be the final word hundreds discussion gentlemen thank you very much adama guy and the tail villa thank you and thank you for watching you can see the program again any time if you visit our website al-jazeera dot com for the discussion our facebook page facebook dot com ports lashed. a.j. inside story and you can join the conversation on twitter our handle s. at a.j. inside story for me richelle carey in the entire thing i for now. i
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didn't know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country. run counter. to president of the united states. the power was in the data we will the american people with the truth and nothing else discovered. for winning the white house unfair game on al jazeera. saudi has never been a real easy sell for investment our chart of the reserves up through all of the understated or others that. they own those shares your company for the people baas. where there is
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water there is life but finding it on australia's arid desert is a skill few still possess they took us to a small wet spot in the sea in the desert and this was this is very important place they've been telling us about for the last five days to clean it out. and warn is against all odds an aging population is passing on its knowledge the rainmakers of the outback on a. eleven o'clock and the top stories here on al-jazeera and venezuela's president nicolas maduro is breaking all ties with the united states after president trump and or still position national assembly leader. declare himself interim president as hundreds of thousands of people rallied across the country eleven latin american countries of offered him support as this. thousands of people
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responded to the call by the opposition to take to the streets they're calling for freedom and they won venezuela's security forces to join their fight to end the presidency. we are using what they are throwing at us to continue with our protests we want an end to the usurper and demand freedom. bill sloper they talk about is nicole a model who was sworn in for another six year term earlier this month. one way you don't is the man that challenges his illegitimacy he's the president of the national assembly at powerless opposition controlled body that has proclaimed him the country's interim president. i swear to assume the powers of the national executive as the interim president of venezuela to secure an end to the usurpation and treasonous government and to have free elections if it is to be let god and country reward us and if not let god and country demand. on wednesday why the last
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claim to office was recognized by u.s. president donald trump and several other leaders in the region who regard a dictator he still controls the military and the country's main institutions. accused the united states of promoting a coup to take control of venezuela's oil resources considered to be the largest in the world and. the only interfering modules used to which i swore before the people to respect and be respected and be independent sovereignty and the peace of the republic are decided to break diplomatic and political relations with the imperialist government of the united states those on the street say they are tired of an economic crisis that has forced millions of people to flee their country venezuela's national guard used tear gas and rubber coated bullets to disperse them . the united nations is asking both the government and the opposition to deescalate
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the situation and agree on a dialogue but those who oppose the government say the time for talk is. they want solutions for the problems millions of people in venezuela face every day and have stopped believing mother woulda has the answers to resolve them. here as house speaker nancy pelosi says president donald trump will not be allowed to deliver his annual state of the union address to congress today as he said the house would not authorize the annual speech until government is reopened the shutdown is known as thirty third and is the longest in history trump says he'll deliver over the speech. sudan's government says it's been offered economic support from the u.a.e. russia turkey and qatar to help government protests president bashir met cutter's amir shaikh to mean been hammered out than the on wednesday it is bush's first trip abroad since protests started last month that his tray sions began living costs and have widened to call for an end to bashes thirty year rule the opposition says
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forty seven people have been killed in the last month sudan's foreign minister played down the on the rights level dinner and it's important to point out that the visit by president bashir to qatar comes in a much wider and complex context than passing crises personally i've been a party in the organization of this visit from an early stage way before this crisis regardless of dance i can tell anyone who is wondering about the timing of this visit and it is not extraordinary for one to seek a dialogue with friends and brothers when there is a crisis or economic pressures to find solutions to these crises russia's president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart russia typo two one met to coordinate their moves on syria putin welcomed the u.s. troop withdrawal from syria and said his country will deal with any groups that may fill the void created by the withdrawal the two leaders also reaffirmed a commitment to include iran in future strategic decisions there's the headlines
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got more news coming out right after al-jazeera world by from the. this is it in capital of the semi autonomy as kurdish region of northern iraq. the kurdistan regional government the k r g held an independence referendum in
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twenty seventeen in the face of opposition from its allies neighbors and the iraqi government. an overwhelming majority of iraqi kurds voted for the region to separate from the rest of iraq but their celebrations were short lived. decay argy did not declare independence but the iraqi central government penalized the kurdish region economically and banned international flights closed border crossings and punished referendum supporters in disputed areas. today the iraqi kurds are no nearer independence than they were in september twenty seventh teen. the kurdistan regional government was established in the early one nine hundred ninety s. after years of conflict between the kurds and the iraqi government iraqi forces
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left the kurdish region in october one nine hundred ninety one and the semi autonomous k r g was set up a year later. in this film al-jazeera arabic correspondent salman and miss hallam goes to a bill to ask what happened with the referendum in twenty seventeen why did the k r g go ahead with the votes what was the point if they weren't going to declare independence. why did the k r g s allies oppose the vote and why did the others support it. why are critics political parties so fragmented. and what now for the whole question of kurdish independence. health canada's the. i led the geography a little september was about i shot a couple in the stars. and now to depart to talk. i hope for the tide and what many would. lower it at least if the.
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head is just a publicist say it's i hadn't gotten i could what. i want to know i did this if that. were not. fit. well i can come in by a theater. ok mr when i committed this. let me a condition equal if you hadn't was this what i came in by you read you and your for they'll do. your homework. this. could be a little lame who would want it worked at least looked at with us human genome language not all. of you to feel how they feel for the deli counter but that's of the duffy. but these squabbles about timing are relatively minor details in the context of the long and tempestuous history in the relationship
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between the baghdad government and the kurds. originally from mountain regions in the northern middle east the kurds are the fourth largest ethnic group in the region today between twenty five and thirty five million kurds live in an area that spans the borders of turkey iraq syria iran and armenia. after the first world war and the defeat of the ottoman empire the kurds anticipated establishing their own permanent states but the treaty of luzon in one nine hundred twenty three gave control of asia minor to the new state of turkey. kurdish hopes of autonomy or dashed for several decades. iraqi kurdish hopes were revived when the iraqi monarchy was overthrown in the fourteenth of july revolution in one nine hundred fifty eight.

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