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as was the situation with one of his female colleagues people who were sending her . pictures now she put those pictures plus the phone numbers of the individuals who were sending so the saw twitter threatened to suspend her account as political parties push their social media campaign to selection new rules meant to crack down on misuse will be put to the test still to come on counting the cost boeing's entire global fleet of seven three seven max aircraft is grounded. but first time farmers export more unprocessed rubber than anywhere else in the world but as global prices fall they are suffering and as al-jazeera scott heiler reports now from the southern province of crabby critics say a government subsidy scheme is too little too late. for generations the landscape of southern thailand has been dotted with rubber plantations it's known
as the white gold that's tapped from the trees but now and probably province like many others the farmers have been dealt a double blow by world markets and one dispute in particular. global oversupply has driven the rubber price down forty percent over two years and the months long trade war between the united states and china has severely cut china's need for thai rubber. a rubber farmer since he was a boy. is struggling but is skeptical of a subsidy program recently put in place by the military government the need to give them and try to help us but they just do it just to save face and fix the problem in the short term they don't think about the long term they subsidised fifty eight dollars to fifteen hundred square metres of course we want money to know this program some economists see the subsidies as a quick fix as they are only a short term benefit for some of the local farmers here it does nothing to lessen
their reliance on the global price of rubber and what needs to happen next they say is more of a focus on innovation advancing the industry here less on export raw rubber as thailand heads towards its first election since the military coup five years ago some question the government's motivation behind subsidies rather than investing in the future of the industry they don't have enough dissent and they don't have a political view to do that. they detest doing something that's easy. and then get properly because you do sing public money so you know and then you call but the government defends the subsidy program as the only way they can work with the farmers how many who got yet if we don't have this program the farmers don't come to talk with us with. the government it probably is traditionally
a stronghold for the democrat party members campaigning out in the plantations they say the current program is bad for the farmers and will bring it to an end if elected although they'll guarantee a minimum price for rubber. but offer little detail of how they'll keep the industry going in the long term and how the people here will continue to live off their white gold. now long before fin tech apple pay and pay became buzzwords an unlikely part of the world was leading the charge in mobile payments no pesah owned by east africa's biggest company safari calm as agreed a partnership with china's e-commerce giant alibaba the deal will help safari com customers use its mobile money services outside kenya and tessa has been operating now for more than a decade well it's been credited with pulling some two hundred thousand people or two percent of kenya's population out of poverty in the world first the kenyan government used the mobile phone platform to sell bonds safari com is worth eleven
billion dollars that is kenya's biggest company accounts for six and a half percent of the country's economy our economics editor abbott ali caught up with bob cole a ball the chief executive officer of safari com he asked him about the social impact of m.p.'s. so we got the anecdotal stuff and we've got the quality of stuff but the quantity stuff so you know i'm usually we have increased the financial inclusion penetration in kenya for. around twenty twenty three percent it's about seventy five percent and when you increase and deepen financial inclusion the people who you actually capture in that space are the people who rural the people who are agricultural the people who pour and largely the people who are with them so that's that's one way we've measured it we've also done some work with georgetown university which showed the numbers of people who've been brought out of extreme poverty because of. you know every minute three thousand people who are
receiving money on impasse of this two thousand people who paying their bills there is three hundred eighty noons which are issued every single minute using it yes so how important is the data that you collect from your customers today well you know we don't collect that much data from our customers we know already that smart in terms of managing big data so the challenge is some of our bigger brothers like facebook and social media people have got you know we don't face you know we provide a simple service how do you enable people to conduct financial transactions. when you're at the bottom of that the bottom of the pyramid using the most ubiquitous thing we have in africa which is the mobile phone you know there's four hundred forty four hundred forty four million mobile phones in the country and in the in the continent and there's a lot less a lot fewer bank accounts. that exist today so how does you
a deal with alibaba help you and your customers so you know in the express area we're actually following the customers what an express is tempted to do is to create a marketplace for africans and the kenyans to bring stuff in from china and i mean it happens all the time you get in the flight from nairobi to china you see how many small traders are going over there to buy stuff but the big problem they've got is how do they pay for it a lot of africans don't use or don't trust the use of credit cards. so using impasse which is something which is something because you know twenty one million kenyans today using and pass every day it helps those customers to conduct those transactions in a very seems kind of way and pass has been rolled out to many other countries the one country where it didn't quite take off for south africa happy may be able to figure out why that was the case i think of south africa you know it has a very advanced banking sector i was in south africa for four years a very advanced banking sector and the penetration of banking down that pyramid is
actually much greater than the penetration in in other countries but the other so the other thing is that you know best actually addresses a very specific problem in kenya when it was first launched and if you try to do a lift and shift you take the products from one country but it's another country without addressing a problem or a challenge then it inevitably it will fail and another hot topic right this very moment is five g. and when do you expect to roll that out in kenya you know we're still working on and rolling out four g. we expect five g. to come within the next two or three years are you concerned by u.s. fares that huawei customers could be spied on in the future you know i think africa needs to africa needs to figure out for itself what it wants to do the us has its own challenges with china and africa has a different kind of relationship we have a very deep relationship with with our way you know they provide our billing system
they provide our core network they will provide a five g. infrastructure so we don't have the same challenges that the very concept but you know i think that's a much more complex geopolitical issue we're just focused on the tech not technological solution and we've got to. continue to have a very strong relationship with bob so you had no contact with the kenyan governments have they expressed any kind of concern about why weights equipment well how it is also a big vendor for the government of kenya you know the backbone fiber is is being done by huawei for the government huawei with the vendors that we use to build the security infrastructure so the government of kenya don't really have a problem that. safari calm in northeastern kenya environmentalists are campaigning against a major construction projects which they say is taking place on stolen land but the government has accused activists of standing in the way of progress. reports
kenya's leaders say it's east africa's most ambitious infrastructure project. the level port and southern sudan ethiopia transport corridor or lap set is worth an estimated twenty four point five billion dollars. it includes the construction of a deep water port highways oil pipelines railways airports and even three luxury resorts. port will be the main hug connecting kenya ethiopia and south sudan to the indian ocean and through the world. and. its. work started in two thousand and thirteen when it's finished it's hoped the port will become a major source of revenue. but not everyone is happy with the project activists say
it will damage the environment and the government is not properly compensating people for their land leaving indigenous communities to pay the price for kenya's progress. if the government to solve them. only twenty seconds. for years people relied on fishing and tourism to earn a living the port means a major shift and instead of speaking to them community leaders say the government is steamrolling the kenyan leaders say the lab said project is being done by the book and accuse activists of working against the national interest and in some cases even labeling them as terrorists a recent human rights watch report said people campaigning against the project faced intimidation beatings arbitrary arrests and detentions. one longtime activist turned politician said in kenya government suppression is nothing new and in the government is the terrorist it's not the people it's the government. has been left
behind because of development there's no development the new roads they're no public health facilities there is zero government involvement in the ground and now at this project is not going to. improve the lives of people it's going to affect them there's going to be pollution it's going to affect fishing it's going to affect tourism it's going to affect every facet of their life. projects like port are central to president kenyatta as development agenda he's promised all kenyans that things will get better in twenty nineteen but in law the pace of progress may mean some kenyans get left behind finally this week boeing's entire fleet of seven three seven jets is grounded the planes the company's best seller but u.s. aviation regulators now believe that crashes in ethiopia and indonesia have displayed worrying similarities and. reports now from boeing's factory in renton seattle. globally grounded the entire fleet of all three
hundred seventy one boeing seven three seven max airplanes are being taken out of service following two unexplained crashes less than six months apart the u.s. was the last country to ground the planes president donald trump made the announcement and we. had a very detailed. group of people working on the seven thirty seven eight and the seven thirty seven nine newer lines. we're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the seven thirty seven max eight and the seven thirty seven max nine any plane currently in the air will go to extend the nation and thereafter be grounded until further notice the u.s. carriers american airlines and southwest have dozens of seven three seven maxes in
their fleets trucks announcement came hours after canada's transport minister said his country's airlines would no longer be flying the aircraft after an analysis of satellite data found similarities between the lion air crash in indonesia in october and the ethiopian airlines disaster a total of three hundred forty six people were killed in the two crashes as a result of new data that we received this morning and i had a chance to analyze in on the advice of my experts and as a precautionary measure i'm issuing a safety notice boeing issued a statement saying that out of an abundance of caution it had recommended to the u.s. federal aviation administration the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of seven three seven max aircraft the flight data recorders retrieved from the ethiopian air. alliance crash will be processed in france that's an
unusual departure from the normal protocol in an accident involving a plane that was built in the united states ethiopian officials reportedly declined to hand over the black boxes to u.s. authorities. for this week if you'd like to comment on anything that you've seen you can tweet me i'm at a finnigan on twitter use the hash tag a j c t c when you do or you control the line counting the cost at al-jazeera dot net is our e-mail address as always there's plenty more few online at al-jazeera dot com slash c t c that takes you straight swap pages there you'll find individual reports links even entire episodes for you to catch up but that's it for this edition of counting the cost i'm adrian finnegan from the whole team here and thanks for being with us the news on al-jazeera is next.
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the people. that's families continue to grieve across new zealand following the deadliest mass shooting the prime minister prepares to announce new tougher gun laws. that blues is the speaker of the house rules will be a no vote on the prime minister's deal unless she makes some major changes in cycle in a day wipes out an entire town in mozambique killing dozens and leaving behind a trail of destruction. there's a manhunt underway in the netherlands for a gunman who opened fire on a city tram three people were killed and several others wounded in direct counterterrorism police have released a photo of a thirty seven year old turkish suspect said he was locked down schools were closed security is also been increased at airports as detectives try to establish a motive. our country has today been shocked by an
attack in tract the police in the ministry are investigating exactly what has happened what is already certain is that shots were fired at people in a tram and tract that some people have been injured and possibly killed a terrorist motive cannot be excluded. for one of the latest developments for. what we know so far is that three people have been killed and five are in a hospital nearby year in fact. well dutch media our several media outlets are now reporting that the shooter might have acted because of family matters and this is unconfirmed and we're hoping to hear more in a press conference soon what we also know is that his brother has been brought in for questioning. and. behind me where the shooting took place it's
a tram and i would be sorry saying that demand stewed up in front of the tram and started shooting two words to back he didn't fled the scene and police are still looking for him later they raided an apartment few streets away from here and they are still looking to see if he wasn't knocked down for a few hours now the threat level remains very high because they still have not found the suspects ok thanks for that he said hoping to hear more from a news conference shortly thank you. now the u.k.'s the speaker of the house john bercow has announced to the house of commons that he will not allow another vote on teresa mayes bragg's a deal unless there is some substantial change to it let's talk to john hall about this in london john or if nothing else i'm learning here that the speaker of the house definitely has a lot of power he sort of see him in this ceremonial role there but he's dropped a bombshell. oh yes he is the ultimate arbiter when it comes to
questions of parliamentary procedure and in this case he's using his power to make a ruling preemptively in the expectation that the government was going to announce at the end of business today or tomorrow that it wished to bring its bragg's a deal for a third vote this week before the european union council meeting at the end of the week and john bercow trawling through hundreds of years of parliamentary precedent contained the standing orders they're called contained in the rule book erskin may finding at least twelve occasions of precedent where the same or substantially the same issue has been brought tended to be brought within the same session of parliament and ruled inadmissible. and so he has done essentially is instructing the government that if it wants to bring its deal back it's got to bring a with it substantial changes to the deal you'll recall the second time it was voted upon the reason may revealed with great fanfare new legally binding
assurances from the european union contained as a as a sort of suffix to the withdrawal agreement and that is why john bercow says the second time of asking was ok now john bercow has just finished taking questions of course bemused session of parliament a lot of people taken very much by surprise of be very angry about it indeed asking him to clarify his ruling did this mean that some internal changes could be admissable no he said it had to be changes agreed with the european union what it does essentially is open the way now to several options it may be some while yet before we have clarity over precisely what the consequences of this may be but time is against the government the european union summit is on thursday and friday it was to be a summit that tourism a would tend to call for an extension to breaks it beyond the march twenty ninth deadline. the end of next week she may well still have to do
that but she will ask them first presumably for some sort of changes the e.u. has been absolutely adamant they will be no further concessions or changes so that may be a dead end she may then be forced to ask for an extension the e.u. said in the absence of a deal it will be a long one which will give pause and raise all sorts of questions about the future of brigs it over a long delayed process to other options have arisen though in the last hour looking at parliamentary procedure john bercow confirms that parliament can vote to overturn the standing orders should it wish to there may be a majority to do that because the alternative would be potentially no brakes if so that's one possibility the other is a radical possibility tried only once before in one nine hundred forty eight the prorogue ation of parliament essentially getting the queen on side to shut this session of parliament down reopen it with another grand state opening in another queen's speech in order to allow a third vote on theories of may's deal and all of this eleven days before it's all
supposed to happen extraordinary thank you joan hall in london. now next tuesday which will be ten days after the attack is the deadline new zealand's prime minister is given to announce tight new gun laws just in their audience cabinet has made in principle decision to clamp down on gun ownership after friday's mosque mass shootings in christchurch which killed fifty muslims. in christchurch on friday was the worst act of terrorism on our shores it was in fact one of the worst school overly in recent times it has this exposed a range of weaknesses in new zealand gun laws that clearly send from history around the world is it to make our community safer the time to act is now the man at the center of it all the white extremist brenton terence is charged with murder in new zealand police say he acted alone but he may have had support terence lawyer has also told the media he is understands what he was facing an investigation is wind
and industry leader as well terence birthplace of course police there of search two homes in new south wales believed to be those of his mother and his sister they say to help they need sealing counterparts reporting from new zealand his way. as the new working and school week began students in christchurch were united in spirit and voice. there together they came to the police cordon near the el nor mosque where the first attack took place to show their support for the victims and there's a huge amount of people grieving and just showing kids for everyone in the city showing them to be not alone in their crush isn't a part of new zealand and this is the home. i thank god the sense of shock and grief goes on for the people of the city but inevitably the national debate is turning to the issue of gun. among the guns and suspect brinton the terrence position were modified to semiautomatic weapons speaking in the capital wellington
the prime minister just cinder a durned said the cabinet agreed to change the law and i've already made clear that number of new zealanders question the availability of military style sumi automatic weapons in new zealand however i will be giving i'm all for some sort of days house once we've worked through the in principle decision that kevin has made today earlier on monday the manager of new zealand's largest gun retailer said his company sold four weapons to terrorists but isn't sure if any of them we used in the attack like it do you support the problem is that suggestion that semiautomatic weapon should be my illegal here. i totally agree there should be a gun to bite but to die it's not die please respect me on those on going to leave if these are the only questions you have the people of new zealand still have many questions about what happened in christchurch and the government says it will do everything it can to find on says as well as the police investigation which the
commissioner says is the largest in new zealand's history the prime minister says there will also be a national inquiry into what led to friday's attack and whether intelligence and security agencies could have done more to prevent sids. some family members of victims have expressed frustration at the amount of time it's taken to return the bodies to them for burial but religious leaders acknowledged the tough job the police have and said the support the community has received has been overwhelming and we have also seen that to mean those are warning of more of what we call here. which is tremendous there's no you know that breaks the amount of support that we have not only within new zealand but all over the war people here may be struggling to comprehend why friday's attack happened but to give that showing grief respect for the dead and rejection of the apparent motive for. the
way in hay al jazeera christchurch. a court in russia's chechnya region has found a human rights activist guilty of drugs possession. has been sentenced to four years in prison he was stopped by police back in january who say they discovered marijuana in his car is the head of a moscow based human rights group that has been critical of the chechens and it's still ahead for you on al-jazeera we're looking at the cleanup efforts in zimbabwe after a cyclon swept through southern africa. and what health workers say could derail the progress made in containing the ebola virus in democratic republic of congo. hello the weather has not settled down yet in this part of the world the
circulation here in the southern part of the caspian the backwash cloud will bring a certain amount of rain or snow to northern iran the forward edge of it is still bringing rain it is now out through afghanistan that's the picture for the rest of tuesday and we end up like this terence probably in the sunshine one storm finally breaks into the west i think things are clearing up syria looks fine by this time in beirut about twenty degrees i'm not so that'll be the last of the storms this one as it happens we hope just for part during wednesday the circulation running a long way north and then we are quite all way back to the mediterranean coast fall time being south of this and likewise the winds already swung round to the north when does the gulf is not particularly strong and steady the moment it's just large is reduced cisco has a fairly clear we go to the opposite happening the n.t. coordinates through the middle of saudi arabia's probably quite dusty here with temperatures in the middle thirty's which is usual for mecca.