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friday for them beautifully his resignation earlier this week is only a first gesture all of that here we demand change we need these games to go all of them including win so. we cannot remain silent anymore where no longer afraid of you you have killed our children and started the whole nation. charly can we have seen nothing from day diem i am forty one years old and i can hardly make a living we are hoping for better. moves to sideline beautifully because allies are continuing intelligence chief a sheer ta-ta has been fired and earlier this week eight businessmen had their passport seized as their investigated for corruption the state television showed a clearly frail eighty two year old beautifully handing in his resignation on choose day and i think what's happened now is that certain good schools are being settled the result is the target is no out of office and that begins to remove some
of the infrastructure of the boot of the bigger regime but it will only be a beginning and whether it really blows a change in the institutions of the state or not then i doubt very much i. is now in the hands of a caretaker government but the protesters have made it clear they won't accept a new president from the prove that's the nickname for the entrenched veterans of the civil war and business tycoons. the one in every four hour period is under the age of thirty as an employee the economy is dependent on oil and gas beautifully his attempt to stand for a fifth term as president brought frustration at the status quo to ahead now those elections will be in three months time i was so far no obvious successor has emerged bernard smith al-jazeera. well the algerian former leader abdel aziz with a fleet was pushed out of power on shoes they after weeks of protests the seventy
seven year old speaker of the upper house that. has stepping in as interim leader he'll have three months to organize an election and once a date is confirmed candidates have forty five days to submit their bids but been saga has barred from running but officials who regulate the polls are seen as part of the fleet as establishment and civil society groups of calls on protesters to maintain the pressure until all members of his governments are removed let's speak to george joffe a who we just saw in bernard species an analyst focusing on algeria he's also researcher at the school of oriental and african studies he's speaking to us once again from london thanks for speaking to us again so you're not optimistic that the removal of the head of for the intelligence will result in real changes in the institution so does that mean then the army is going to have to make further concessions to the protesters going forward. well we don't know whether the army is made any concessions the army has been the agent the catalyst if you like that
actually enable the regime to be pushed aside but whether the army intends to take over itself or whether in fact it really wants to preside over a change in the nature of the regime that's still not clear and in that connection the removal of tartaric is really just a settlement of old scores partly with the army itself. with elements inside the regime and particularly with his predecessor in office general being and the i think is more significant really we're seeing a certain schools at the moment there's still got to be some interlocutor to come from the demonstrators with whom the regime can talk to find a way out of the current crisis but the thing is the demonstrators as well as civil society groups are now calling on all members of the government to be removed how likely is that realistically that they are going to achieve that aim well again
we simply at this stage don't know but it seems quite likely that major elements inside the existing regime are going to have to go it's happened once before it happened in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine when the political system in algeria was radically changed from a dictatorial system into one of a rough and ready type democracy something the jury's nose knows a democracy diversity or a faster democracy and that could happen again and the demonstrators are determined to be assured the only problem is until there's an interlocutor someone who can speak for them it's very difficult to see how that can really take place and this is of course the first friday of that protesters have come out without president the former president i say otherwise is a thinker in your opinion who runs the country now. again a very good question one of the problems of the ceria is the political system is remarkably a cult very difficult to understand but basically it's run or it was run by
a small coterie of people drawn from the army from the security services and from the economic elite who basically made decisions behind closed doors and in that context president buttafuoco certain for the last six years has been no more than a figurehead and probably inside the presidential crown of the person who was most important was his younger brother saeed who served no ambitions to become president himself the army won't tolerate that nor will the intelligence services and he now apparently has been forced away from power so that's the beginning if you like of a collapse of the regime from the inside up until now the protest movement has been largely of the scribe. as peaceful and do you think there is going to be a turning point between the army and the protesters because their army
has so far for lack of a better word allowed the protesters to continue to come out week after week. well the army in theory should not intervene inside algerian domestic affairs it's there to protect the country's borders and the country's security it has done so before it did so in one thousand nine hundred two but that was not a very happy experience and by the end of the nineteen nineties the army decided that it would not interfere in domestic politics if we could avoid it and that's why a person of beautifully was first brought in but the problem is that no in fact it's become the arbiter of the future in algeria and it's going to have to make that decision again the army in the end will have to do something if it doesn't then there is a real danger and frustration builds and the current regime doesn't disappear that the protesters are or could turn violent they've demonstrated remarkable stuff
control right the way through the last month and a half but again that could be a sticking point beyond which they cannot tolerate that particular approach georgians are saying we thank you for speaking to us from london and some more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including. an apology from belgium to children born to mixed race couples will tell you why and scored another title when for the reigning stanley cup champions and i will have that story a little later. but first the british prime minister to resign may has asked the european union for another delay two breakfasts and a letter to the e.u. may has asked for a three month extension until the end of june and the u.k. is due to leave the bloc in a week but parliament has not agreed on a withdrawal deal and in brussels the president of the european council donald tusk intends to propose a flexible twelve month delay he's reported to be against
a series of swords allays for more on this bring in the. joining us from london so it just seems that donald tusk answer is a may and a de marte odds over how long that should be delayed for. the u.s. so on the surface very different views of what should happen donald tusk writing to twenty seven of the e.u. leaders ahead of the summit in brussels next wednesday basically recommending that they do give britain as much flexibility as possible not to be seen to be being too harsh on britain limiting cerys maze options with that one year extension to the brics it deadline. the idea has been welcomed by the irish prime minister they override can not surprisingly his country stands to lose
perhaps the most if there's a no deal directly to disorderly bricks it because of economic links but mark root of the dutch premier has said that the proposals. from to reason may raise significant questions which reason may of course is asked for an extension just till the end of june that's what she asked for a couple of weeks ago in the e.u. promptly rejected that giving her a shorter deadline if she had got her withdrawal deal passed through parliament which hasn't happened of course yet there is this deadline of next friday for the british government to come back with a proposal and at the moment all they can say is well we're talking to the labor opposition so it's not very very strong in terms of what will happen next the foreign secretary jeremy hunt has basically been urging the european union to be patient in the last couple of hours first on the brics a point no one wants
a long extension i don't think the e.u. member states want a long extension we certainly don't want a long extension and that's why we are seeking to resolve this and resolve this quickly and the reality the hard reality in a democracy which points to your first question is that we have a hung parliament and that means it's not possible for the government simply to decide what it wants to do and do it and that's why we are leaving no stone unturned in our search for a parliamentary majority so that we do what people want in the u.k. which is to deliver bricks smoothly and quickly so what is that that we should be looking out for today nadeem as downing street has said as you're saying that these talks between the opposition labor party the conservatives are set to continue today. you know there's precious little detail the cheap width of the opposition labor party was caught on camera. and he was asked
what he had he'd been given something from the government he just said a piece of paper very cryptic that we understand though that they are basically talking about whether or not the u.k. will be in some form of customs union in the future with the e.u. but a key contentious point is whether to put any deal to a public vote another referendum it's very divisive especially for the opposition labor party and if that doesn't happen some members of parliament saying that perhaps next week they'll try to force a vote on whether to have a referendum on a deal just as they forced parliament to hold a series of indicative votes we could have more of those as well if you listen to what to resume a spokesperson is saying so they could be lots of drama here in parliament as well as in brussels in the week to come ok and i didn't bother with an update from london thank you time for the weather on the on there and as our has everything you have got news of flooding in africa this time across northern parts of the continent take the satellite picture you see this massive vial of cloud draped
drive across much of north africa it's making its way in a general south westerly to northeasterly direction and it's printing quite heavy rain in across the region heavy rain that's been making its way across areas pushing into libya northern parts of libya in particular we go through the remainder of friday into saturday you can see how it continues to just run along the north coast along the mediterranean coast crisis guys come back a behind but still another area of cloud and rain could well see some flooding there into algeria over the next couple of days because it looks pretty wet between algiers and chew this saturday and sunday pretty much unbroken rainfall now that same area of cloud has been producing some flooding into parts of mauritania has seen some very heavy rain and that has led to some standing water in the streets were. we're going to see a little bit of that sitting in here for the next couple of days as well that we could really do with that rainfall of the sounds. heavy rain into the gulf of
guinea but central parts of nigeria when the middle of a very intense heat wave temperatures are getting up into the low forty's recently the showers they do stay to the south and they are moving away or it's and thank you all the un's agency for children warns environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives of nineteen million children in bangladesh unicef says nearly twelve million of them live in and around river systems where there's a high risk of life threatening floods another four and a half million children live in coastal areas regularly struck by powerful psych loans almost half a million are row hinge refugees living in flimsy tents that barely protect them and a further three million children live in la and that's where farming communities suffer increasing periods of droughts sarah has more. each family has a story to tell of loss and devastation and all because of climate change. mohamed
left lower islands in the bay of bengal where rising water levels and floods off fast becoming the norm and all of the guys in the wrong we came to dhaka because the river washed away our home there's no work there so i'm here to try and find one i have a lot of loans to repay all of what. he's finding it hard to adjust to his new city life it's along with his wife worries most about the future of their daughter so out of those amid a militia my hope is to raise my daughter as a good human being i would like her to live in a decent environment and. unicef reports that climate change is displacing millions of bangladeshis and many children are missing out on an education with some forced into child labor and even prostitution it says girls are the most vulnerable that. it takes a lot of money to send your children to school in dhaka i can't afford to educate
my children my son does not go to school. two thirds of bangladesh lies five metres above sea level and the bay of bengal has one of the fastest rising sea levels in the world. experts are warning that if nothing is done to reverse these changes the consequences for the country's one hundred sixty million people will be dire the global leaders have to come in that they have to build something serious in respect of emissions better have to develop they have been has that ambition that by the year two thousand and fifty or two thousand one hundred we have to go for digital carbon emission so that this is not only the bottom line there should be say whole while have to be see. the world bank says by twenty fifty more than thirteen million people in what it calls its highly climate vulnerable country will be displaced. that may be decades away but for. those living in dr oz overcrowded
slums it's a reality right now. so to hide out of jazeera still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour event as well as hospitals are overflowing the u.n. pushes for an all out global effort to stop what it calls a national health crisis picking up the pace south korea has become the first in the world with five g. speed on their mobile phones. in sport the former champion aiming to win the second major goal title off her career. we live in a time of war and tragedies crimes against humanity. activist
repression. enforced disappearance arbitrary arrests. extrajudicial executions brutal torture the list goes on. who investigates who judges the criminals. who compensates the victims the international conference on national regional and international mechanisms to combat impunity and ensure accountability under international law. organized by the national human rights committee. united nations human rights office of the high commissioner. european parliament. and global alliance of national human rights institutions.
on the al jazeera news hour at least one hundred forty five fighters loyal to libyan warlord thirty five have to have surrendered to forces allied to back government troops are pushing towards the capital raising fears of fighting algerian media reporting the intelligence chief has been fired. because a close ally of the former president. activists are calling for more protests the british prime minister to resign has asked the european union for another delay to bret's it in a letter to the mayor has asked for a three month extension until the end of june.
one hundred days at least eight hundred thousand people killed it's been twenty five years since the rwandan genocide but the scars remain and the healing goes on this weekend rwanda will pause to commemorate the most violent period in its history sunday marks a day when i began an ethnic genocide against the minority andrew symonds visit the area where some of the worst atrocities took place just a warning some of the images in his report could be disturbing. as rwanda prepares to commemorate twenty five years since the start of its genocide the same images of horror dominate tears a low carb dissolve the sorrow and questions remain who shot down the aircraft killing rwanda's president from the hutu majority an act that started one hundred days of killing on a scale rarely seen in modern history around three quarters of the minority tutsi
population were murdered. questions of why the international community didn't immediately respond still exist how many lives could have been saved or why didn't the united nations at least take early action against a highly organized campaign of hatred and incitement by the hutus. for alice. underground in one of the mass graves there's only one answer and that's to forgive despite her extraordinary loss she shows some of the seemingly endless lines of coffins containing the dried out bones of whole families. in this casket are the remains of her mother father two sisters and three brothers i knew i vividly remember the death of my parents and my siblings i hear their voices in my heart i'm sad but i forgive their killer in a separate attack alice was hacked all over her body one of her hands was amputated
with a machete she nearly died yet she forgives the man who did this as well. above her you see the tops of these modern day tombs they contain the remains of more than forty five thousand people killed in this district alone a family died in the church just here this is one of so many churches where people tried in vain to seek sanctuary but more than ten thousand people died here mostly women and children their clothes now spread out over the pews above shrapnel rained down upon this place and below him now you see coffins filled with the remains bones of victims twenty five years on what happened here still defies understanding. as alice continues with her visits here the man who attacked her is now free living with his family he served eight years in jail and completed
community service aside from killing in a group he's murdered twenty one people in cold blood would you say you feel nucky that you didn't get a life sentence or you did even you for serving a life sentence to be ok because it would be punishment for migraines being alive is not lucky i kneel in front of the hat and beg forgiveness this form of reconciliation is one of many initiatives aimed at trying to ensure peace can be permanent but not everyone is as forgiving as alice andrew simmons al-jazeera in rwanda. the french president pointed a panel of experts to investigate france's actions during the rwandan genocide mccraw has also met representatives of the survivors bourbon paris france and rwanda have had a strained relations since the killings in one thousand nine hundred four that's as a butler has more from the french capital. well what the french president or man or
michael is doing is promising to try and shed light on france's role during the rwandan genocide in one thousand nine hundred ninety four and in the years leading up to it and that is because the role of france has been a real bone of contention between both garley and paris for twenty five years because it could go early has repeatedly accused france of being complicit in the massacres now back then the french government was very close to the hutu regime french troops were deployed to try and keep the peace but some say that they simply didn't do enough to stop the killing so what emanuel michel is doing is setting up a new commission to investigate exactly what france's role was they will have access to the state archives that have been really locked away for all these years they were opened in twenty fifty by fossil ond but successive historians have said they've been very difficult to gain access to and all this isn't very much in
keeping with the man or my cause or style in terms of in his france's relationship with africa because he says that in order for france to have a better relationship with its african allies it must face its past last year for example emmanuel michel talks about the way that the french troops had used torture in algeria it was a very rare admission for a french president or the united states has revoked the entry visa for the treaty prosecutor of the international criminal courts fansub and souza has been investigating allegations of war crimes by u.s. forces in afghanistan since november twenty seventh team the secretary of state micron peo has said the us which is not a member of the i.c.c. would withdraw or deny visas to i.c.c. staff investigating such allegations and suitors office and says this will not affect her work with the u.n. which is based in new york u.n. human rights experts and the european union have condemned the move. u.s.
politicians are stepping up efforts to end support for the saudi and u.a.e. led war in yemen congress has given final approval to a resolution to stop all military aid to the conflict and send the bill to the white house for the president's signature but donald trump says he'll veto the move political hay reports from washington. i don't want to see fourteen million yemenis starve to death harsh words for saudi arabia build the house chambers if the saudis don't stop their blockade and let food and medicine in within six months we will see one of the great humanitarian crisis in the world and with that in a vote of two hundred forty seven to one hundred seventy five the house joined the senate in sending the message the congress wants the u.s. military to stop supporting the saudi coalition's war in yemen this is the first time that he u.s. congress has rebuked a president on a war powers resolution which was a concern for some who voted no it really basically states yet again that the fundamental premise of this resolution is flawed because u.s.
forces are not engaged in hostilities against the who these in yemen which is what the war powers act requires if we want to cut off economic assistance or logistic assist assistance security assistance the saudi there's a way to do that but it's not through the war powers act the lawmakers make clear this is about much more than ending the war in yemen the vote in the senate and in the house makes it. that the united states will not continue to follow a despotic anti-democratic leadership coming out of saudi arabia day how they are aggressive foreign policy their aggressive military policy i think it's a bad idea but at the very least the united states should not be led into a war by a despotic undemocratic murderous regime this was a bipartisan vote the president is likely to respond with a veto the congress probably can't override still for many members of congress this
was about much more than a message or a historic rebuke of the president it was a statement on congress's ever darkening view of saudi arabia. al-jazeera washington thousands of government employees in argentina are protesting against austerity measures the state cut the salaries of civil servants last year and reduce that spending demonstrators marched to the congress building a bonus i raised as an els president's. policies. and the un is being urged to offer a full scale response to the collapse of venezuela's health system a report by johns hopkins university on human rights watch says a shortage of vaccines is leading to a spike in cases of preventable diseases are latin america at its own c.n.n. has more from caracas. just off one of his main highways the media of the family collects as much water as possible from the mountain above it all. this is my son this is my neighbor
a cousin practically the whole family you know. they're lucky to have this truck because it's a long way from home. a nationwide blackout nearly four weeks ago left millions without power a regular water supplies. it's a welcome sight when the boys arrive but this water is not portable the health ministry is recommending people treat it with chlorine but with none available at the. hopes of boiling it first will make it safe for her family to drink and that only the latest health hazard for five year old son has severe asthma. and you know yesterday the doctor prescribed a medication that cost more than three minimum wages and obviously i couldn't buy it so i gave him an anti allergy pill that i had left over. the new israeli hospitals are full of people in desperate need of medicine and
treatment in many cases for diseases that had been eradicated such as did the area and measles but in the absence of vaccines in the last two years they've returned the combination of severe food and medicine shortages has led to dramatic increases of disease as well as infant and maternal mortality doctor. says the increased consumption of untreated water in the last three weeks is making an already catastrophic situation worse than a minority all right i think we don't have the precise numbers yet but we know that in the public and private hospitals there's been an acute increase of cases of severe diarrhea that require hospitalization including children under two years of age which can be fatal. at this public hospital parents queue to try their luck at the pharmacy hoping to find the medicine they can't pay for elsewhere the crisis isn't just in the public hospitals this is that of his best private clinic and as
you can see the waiting room is almost empty because it's become a whole expensive that people just can't afford to come here. local and international public health experts describe the crisis as a complex humanitarian emergency. and they say it requires a full scale response from international aid organizations to prevent the further spread of a highly contagious diseases not just here but beyond this country's borders as the exodus of the news whalen's continues unabated you see in human gut acts. u.s. president donald trump is backing down from his threats of close the u.s. border with mexico instead he says he'll give mexico a year to stop the flow of drugs and migrants in his war in failure to do so will lead to border closer isn't tariffs on mexican products members of his republican party say it's a total border closer would have devastating economic consequences for both
countries we're doing it to stop people we're going to give them a one year warning and if the drugs don't stop were largely stop we're going to put tariffs on mexico and products in particular cars the whole ballgame is cars it's the big ballgame with many countries its cars and of that doesn't stop the drugs we close the border. asylum seekers who say they're not giving up very dream of living in america sirrah ports in the u.s. border city of el paso. their first steps of freedom on u.s. soil are from a detention center bus to the doors of a church turned temporary shelter inside the view from the pulpit is a family's resting kautz a much needed respite after an arduous journey i just see a lot of humble people. broken people strong people warriors people that they have
a dream and people that they've been through a lot this family of four is from ecuador where in earth quake destroyed the store that was their livelihood see no other way to survive they headed north they say the u.s. presidents harsh border rhetoric drove them to faster action my worry was if you don't go now lose your chance better to go now and take a risk. the family says they tried several times to claim asylum at the port of entry in el paso that is the legal way to enter the united states and what the trump administration has encouraged people to do but the family says u.s. border agents repeatedly turned them away so they said to ourselves we are already here we can't turn back so we decided to cross the river thousands have done the same in recent weeks after surrendering to u.s. authorities many were held behind barbed wire fence under a bridge this mother and her two daughters slept two nights there hungry crying and
exposed to the elements. and she's only three and she told me mom this isn't fair others at the shelter say they resorted to drinking bathroom water while in detention many are sick adults with stomach problems and children with fever once i set out with them and finding out their stories the truth of what they really go through it's heartbreaking all of the men were released with ankle monitors the government will track them to make sure they'll appear for an immigration hearing at a later date only about ten percent of asylum seekers from latin america when their cases to remain in the u.s. for good but for these families they feel they've already overcome worse odds just to make it this far. castro al-jazeera el paso texas belgium has apologized for asylum abuses committed during.