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sting live in the last these pictures are of tape you know and they would say actually yeah there are a lot of people that want us gone and yet they're apparently still trying to cling on to power what they're saying basically but constitutionally speaking we are here . so we are we are not forcing ourselves in a sense but what we have to win is the constitution allows us to be here this is a this is a very very specific situation that we need to be in so if we step aside we are stepping into a known they think that they are the when the country is a favor we are heel for the short period of time we will hold elections everybody especially good solid problem is that would be further influenced by them and filled up we will give power to an elected president that's how they see it but isn't there a chance that if they don't handle it properly from now onwards or moving forward if you will that what has happened today which is the protesters getting exactly
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what they wanted with virtually zero violence on the streets that then the whole situation could become so much more incendiary. this is a possibility and it seems it might go this way because over the last few days we've seen for instance yesterday police in algiers was all using water cannons to disperse the students also or use in silence which are a bit of village dangerous for it may lead to loss of hearing today due to the jungle many for instance blocked all the issues go in to r.g.s. the protesters the women had with the head of the months and it seems to me that if it's not handled properly or carefully it may lead to some violence professor as ever thank you things. still to come for you here on al-jazeera there will be no investigation the international criminal court says no to having a possible war crimes case in afghanistan.
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hello again it's good to have you back i do want to update you on what is happening here across the run of course we have been talking about the flooding situation now we've had a few clouds passing by but mostly across much of the area that has been fairly good in terms of the sky condition but take a look at the newest video that has come in from southwestern parts of iran the water is still on the ground this is basically a disaster in slow motion where a lot of that water from upstream is now coming downstream to these southern areas and it's going to take if not weeks maybe even a month for a lot of this water to recede across the region now we do have a problem here on saturday we do it's good to see more heavy rain across much of the south this is going to push through as we go from saturday to sunday so we do need to watch this very very carefully up towards tehran it is going to start to get better as we go towards sunday night baghdad though is going to be
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a hot day for you with the temperature there of thirty two degrees well that same area of rain we're going to be watching here in doha as well. well heavy rain has been a problem over the last few days in some areas and here in doha we do expect to see heavy rain as we go from saturday as well as into sunday they'll also extend across the u.a.e. even over here towards oman muscat you could be seeing a very rainy day few of the potential of localized flooding in the forecast for the time to there of twenty seven and abu dhabi a rainy day at twenty six. egypt strongman is ruling with an eye and faced and the silence from his allies is deafening the us was perfectly happy to trade off for a march for sea for security while western leaders turning a blind eye when even their own citizens have fallen victim to his repression executions torture or censorship is not acceptable and you won't hear such strong
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words from let's say berlin or paris or london man in cairo on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha these are your headlines the military in sudan is defending the coup on thursday which removed president obama bushier from office and says it has no ambitions to hold on to power but the protest organizers are calling for more demonstrations. it's the eighth consecutive friday of demonstrations in algeria protests to say they're not satisfied with the departure of president abdelaziz bouteflika this month a month and overhaul of the political established. at least five civilians have
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been killed during fighting on the outskirts of libya's capital rockets and shells . fired by forces loyal to the wall to leave after hit a residential area west of tripoli one fifty people have been killed in fighting over the past week thousands more have been displaced us media is reporting that days before have to launch an offensive to seize the capital saudi arabia promised tens of millions of dollars to help pay for the operation according to the wall street journal the offer came during several visits by half to two riyadh days before the military campaign began on april the fourth. is the executive director of the arab center of washington he says have to have supporters and backers were well known before the wall street journal's article was published there was an increase in support clearly but that implies a change in the political role i clearly i think saudi arabia wanted to its
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participation in the conflict in libya and that that probably contributed to the visit on march twenty seventh of general of the kingdom and his meeting with both. the crown prince and immediately after his return he kind of escalated if you will his role his confrontation with his competitors in libya so clearly he got three the political indorsement first and i'm sure he got. the support the financial and military support afterwards even though this is not necessarily the only party in the gulf or in the middle east that has been supported. that over the past few years. the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o is reported to have held talks with the saudi crown prince the guardian is reporting pompei. and cut ties with a close adviser linked to the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi but
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a saudi oil khatami has recently been sanctioned by the u.s. for his alleged role in the killing fields jordan and now from washington. according to the guardian newspaper the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o has told the saudi crown prince that he needs to cut all ties with his close political adviser and former social media chief south honey the renews paper says that mike pompei o told mohamed bin salam on that. ongoing presence is undermining saudi credibility when it comes to the investigation of the murder of the saudi journalist jamal the last october that goes to the fact that u.s. intelligence has said that mr alcott hadi was very likely involved in the planning and carrying out of mr household she is murder and it also has suggested that thomas al how tani is very much involved in ongoing efforts to or press political
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dissidents within the saudi kingdom so far the state department has given a no comment response to the guardian al-jazeera has also reached out for comment on this report about the prompt a zero pressure allegedly to make mr solomon give up this or all qahtani as a close political advisor u.s. president donald trump says he is now considering bussing illegal migrants to cities controlled by his political opponents in a tweet sent a short time ago he essentially confirmed reports that appeared in u.s. media outlets a few hours earlier trump has long criticized so-called sanctuary cities such as new york and san francisco where local authorities don't cooperate with federal immigration and customs agents an official has more now from washington. while the proposal was fuss raised in november last year it was brought forward by the white house and put in front of the department of homeland security but it was rejected at that point for a number of reasons not least the safety of transporting people from the border to
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somewhere like san francisco or beyond it was killed as well on the idea of budget because it would cost a great deal of money. to transfer people and also they said look this could cause a p.r. problem and that seemed to satisfy the white house but we know that immigration is a key point for donald trump he thinks it plays well with his base and certainly when he was involved in the standoff over building the border war with the democrats the idea was raised again and so in february the white house went back to the part of homeland security with roughly the same idea at that point the d.h.s.s. brought in lawyers and they said look legally you can't do this either and so the idea went away but it's very clear that this was donald trump and the white house certainly maneuvering trying to make sure that those who came into the country as far as he's concerned illegally or then put in sanctuary cities areas which do not
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cooperate with federal authorities when it comes to undocumented migrants. at least twenty people have been killed in a bomb blast in the pakistani. police. in the southwestern city of dozens of people have been injured. this update.
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criminal court has rejected a request to an investigation into possible war crimes committed during the nearly eighteen year. president calling the decision a major victory judges cited a lack of sufficient evidence and state cooperation last month the us secretary of state. said washington would. investigate. the case was to look into. the. american forces.
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the international justice program human rights watch he said. the i.c.c. decision is in comprehensible. i don't believe it the failure of everything from my reading of the judge's decision they essentially turn justice on its head and say yes crimes were committed. in the i.c.c. s m beat it were no domestic trials addressing these alleged crimes and but nonetheless they are dismissing the prosecutor's request to me it's in concrete and civil by way of the judicial decision we've seen again and again that justice for crime is of mass slaughter in the use of rape as. a weapon of war
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bringing some justice to victims who endured those acts is essential to a meaningful and durable peace and that's what the i.c.c. prosecutor tempting to provide that judges in mrs stance has turned her request to do so now but perhaps the ramifications extend beyond afghanistan and to the point where if you perpetrate these most terrific crimes but don't mess to situation is such that investigations may not be feasible then there will be no effort by the international criminal court whether it's in afghanistan or another country. now the police in kenya have today confirmed reports that
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gunman kidnapped to keep him doctors in the northeast the attackers shot a police officer dead in mandela before driving off with the pair the city is close to the kenyan border with somalia and ethiopia catherine soy has the latest from nairobi. this incident happened at nine am local time about six g.m.t. and these two cuban doctors a general practitioner not and a surgeon are part of an exchange program between the kenyan and cuban government that started last year so they're heading to walk at the main government hospital in midair our town which is right at the border with somalia companied by two police officers as is procedure in areas that are considered hostile like. this gunmen intercepted the vehicle they were in to into saloon cars they came out shooting killed one of the police officers also had from the police spokesman who
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has said that police have recovered the vehicle the government vehicle that was carrying the cuban doctors and our entire gating the other police officer who was driving that vehicle or the police spokesman has also said that. the military and other security agents up assuming the kidnappers who have entered somalia and now time is of the essence because their father they go into somalia and specifically to territories that are controlled by al shabaab the more difficult it's going to be of security agents to rescue this doctors safely and no one has claimed responsibility but we've seen in the last few years more of such attacks kidnappings assassinations of toxin buses schools who tells quarries and areas like that in areas along the border and this has increased after kenya sent its troops to somalia to fight al-shabaab with other african union forces and alongside
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somalia national army and you know we're talking about a border the kenya somalia border the ice porous very difficult to say to secure and we've seen a lot of movement in attacks that are happening in kenya for example seen many many of the attackers are able to cross through. from somalia to kenya with relative ease and in fact this particular incident comes just off the back of another abduction in another part of the country in solving kenya to be specific but still along the border when last year an italian humanitarian worker was abducted and the police are still looking for her. and it's really spacecraft has crashed on the moon ending plans for a historic landing the unmanned robotic lander encountered a series of technical failure soaring a twenty one minute landing sequence its mission was to take pictures and to conduct experiments this really space official still call the mission a partial success just making it to the moon. but it's not all disappointment
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beyond the clouds along musk's space x. falcon heavy has made a giant leap launching its first paid cargo into orbitz his and we should tell. you. the world's most powerful rocket takes off from cape canaveral in florida on its first commercial flight under the power of five point one million pounds of thrust ferric and heavy is headed to space already towering more than twenty three stories in height the space x. falcon heavy packs twice as much power as any other rocket on earth. was this time back and heavy is carrying a telecommunications satellite into orbit but its future missions will push military satellites very passengers into space for
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a cheaper price per mission than ever before burn will be roughly ninety million dollars per month which. was was the company is bringing down costs by reusing its powerful first stage boosters which land themselves at a nearby site was and for the first time a third rocket lands on a remote landing pad in the atlantic ocean this three for three landing is a technological feat for the company which wants to dominate space transportation energy should help al jazeera. thank. you with this piece it i'll be here in doha you're watching al-jazeera these are the headlines the military in sudan is defending the coup on the first day it was removed president obama from office says it has no ambitions to hold on to power
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about an hour ago sudan's u.n. representative told the u.n. security council in new york all sudanese will be invited to shape the country's future but the protest organizers remain skeptical and they're calling for more demonstrations than a god to him well more than the military transitional council was responding to the sudanese people's aspirations for change and works to protect the lives of its citizens as well as their well being this council will be the guarantor of a civilian government to be formed and collaboration with the political forces and stakeholders no party will be excluded from the political process including two groups with the suspension of the constitution could be left it at any point and the transitional period could be shortened depending on developments on the ground and agreements with stakeholders. protesters are back on the streets in algeria
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it's the eighth consecutive friday of aspirations they say they're not satisfied with the departure of president abdelaziz bouteflika this month and wants an overhaul of the political establishment. at least five civilians have been killed during fighting on the outskirts of the libyan capital rockets and shells fired by forces loyal to the warlord have to hit a residential area west of tripoli or than fifty people have been killed in fighting over the past week u.s. media is reporting that days before have to launch the offensive to seize the capital saudi arabia promised tens of millions of dollars to help pay for the operation according to the wall street journal the offer came during several visits by him to riyadh just days before the military campaign began on april the fourth. the u.s. secretary of state's mike pompei o is reported to have held talks with the saudi crown prince the guardian newspaper is reporting pompei o as had been salmond to cut ties with a close adviser linked to the murder of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi now
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that aide qahtani has recently been sanctioned by the u.s. for his alleged involvement in the killing those are your headlines the news continues after inside story i'm back at the top of the hour with the news out of see that. the day after the coup in sudan the military says it doesn't want power and is ready for dialogue but with no end to the protests is it ready for concessions how challenging will transition to be in this country this is inside still.
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hello welcome to the program and has a secret we have no ambitions to hold the reins of power those were the words from the head of sudan's military council's political committee in response to ongoing protests in the capital hard to they follow the removal of longtime president on wanted bashir after thirty years in power almost as zain said the army has no ambitions to lead the country and will respect the demands of the people he also guaranteed a new government run by civilians not the military stability security and order he said on their key priorities will that be enough to satisfy the protesters could this be the dawn of a new era for sudan or the head of the military council's political committee also said the army will simply keep order joining the transition period but will act if
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there's violence or a rest. we will not interfere we will closely monitor from a distance we will not dictate any orders but we must be practical and realistic this is simply to maintain security and public order that's why i request the sudanese people support the military to stand behind the military and we are unknown figures you have just come to know us may god bless the leader of the previous coup we are his children we will support all the people's demands and we will protect the people's demands yet we will respond firmly to any chaos. so let's bring in our guests now joining me here in doha is worried my debo the founder and president of sudan policy forum from hard to move via skype mamadu i
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was eight a sudanese civil rights activist and filmmaker and in berlin. sudan research a and ph d. candidate at yale university good to have your with us so well lead what did you make then of the press conference that took place this friday from the head of the political council of the military council essentially saying that we're not interested in power that we're here to carry out the people's wishes and so on he seemed to be saying all of the right things but is it going to be enough for the protesters who have been out in the streets for weeks now. as a matter of fact they are seeing all of that i think this was the wrong heart was the wrong intention i believe that all what has been said today goes. was one of the head of the council has said the military coast this is
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a top who remove us on one of the shia from power. i consider. what they have done and what they have said as a spit on the face of the army and the sudanese people they could have called they needed all of this was the civic polity with the professionals union and some other political parties and was the armed arm is the sudanese army main is structure of any state they cause to do with this so-called coup or with security so that the security council and that's that's not. a body that's in to get to the sudanese army so that they have they in a way they have betrayed their own people. i mean their own colleagues in the military army and they caused to. to circumvent the political dialogue there was a dialogue there was
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a declaration of freedom and change and they could have done it the right way in a state they chose this way and they are not totally naive no if they are not are they innocent i mean they are ill intentioned and they cause to do this simply because they are part of the extra game so it's just that he deems that he inventing itself and when i say it's it's a spit on the face of the sudanese people i mean to say that they have taught that by so doing they have totally up boarded the sudanese people's mean objective which is this a sochi associating themselves totally from the previously game. we know that they have main challenges in doing this they have a structure of talent and behavioral and institutional telling i'm going to start with the structural one. chose not to dissociate associate itself from the
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islamist ideology which has been the cause behind decision of the south the genocide in darfur. it has harbored terrorists who have terrorized that region the african region attempt to terrorize to terrorize the arab world and the international community and even worse they have totally compromised the independence and the integrity of the nation by offering it for sale i mean the president was just the president for sale and that's and that's why no one wanted to give up on him until the very last moment when they realize they he's no longer a president so that's that's just ideological structural telling now we can go on to the behavioral issue which is it me off himself the hit of this military council. the guy is accused of
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a genocide in that for we all know that if if you're coming out of a totalitarian regime you need to make some sort of an agreement with the army however i mean you everyone expected them to choose somebody with an integrity and a clear moral history instead they chose to go with the largo show and even of whereas we know that there are excellent men in the military who would have been very much accepted by the sudanese people and the transition could have been well adding with serious quality. mamadou take on this what was the mood in her tumor right now after the latest announcement from the military this friday i mean do you take them at their word when they say that they're not greedy for power and that they want to work. with people and have
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a dialogue with people moving forward. well i can i can speak about. how the mood is overall in the entire country not only in khartoum but also in these people feel one thing and i think in the first time in thirty years i would say ninety percent of the sudanese people feel happy they're proud that she meant but at the same time the happiness cannot be complete because as my colleague mentioned earlier. they're playing the thing game they're just turning around the table selling their cards being. who can represent their ideology their ideas rather than and vitiate when he was forced to step down over all of them with assessed as it's positive people are anticipating other speeches from the national from the sudanese professional association. nobody's believing a word single where it's going to know it's not and their quest very clear from the
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start any street and we want to dissect the national cause their party omar bashir regime and all his followers and we won them to be out of. power and then afterwards we want fair elections that. we get to decide how the country's future will be. don't put teeth what we sold the day off to is kind of mol mol flesh being put on the bones if you like in terms of what the what the picture is going to be moving forward and the military say they are responding to the wishes of the people all they. well i think the sudanese are taking these announcements of a healthy dose of skepticism as we've already heard i think there are two reasons for that first is the identity of these people who in their inherited power seller
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. was is the head of the national intelligence security services which has been as a forefront of the repression against against a political position in sudan and of easily. been out of. it was the head of the military intelligence during the conflict in darfur and coordinating ginger with me to show us so the identity of the city of this system in figures in the new in the new in the new system should should give pause the second point i think is that these statements that have been made today in this press conference are already at odds with some of the actions that the new military council took to guested it could secularly the claims that. the meter is going to let demonstrators in the streets is the declaration of a curfew the claim that the military to want to hold onto power he's contradicted by the fact that as has been said already that they've not given civilians any role
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in the process so far now that being said and so the reaction is clear and people are seeing on the street today in khartoum now that being said i do think that the conciliatory tone is very significant because it shows that the this this new leadership is and battle that he doesn't have the confidence to tell protesters now we have a transition you should go home clearly they are in their way. sensitive to the pressure of the street and they feel like at least that they have to justify themselves and to reassure people and that shows i think that the strategy of the opposition which is to maintain the pressure is working. how long allan do you think these protests can can go on and what in your mind needs to be done to to come to a last thing solution you think. it could go on for ever. for
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as long as that again doesn't change is its strategy at the sudanese people are willing to put pressure to continue putting pressure on the sudanese army to stand up and play its role. as they presented the role of the national sovereignty i think we were trying to avoid any rupture in the hierarchy of the sudanese army by accepting this de facto reality of some of his just engineering the transition but what we see now is we see. some officers are trying to bypass the army so the army is going to feel compelled to take an action again is this group of and his.
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group of ideologues who have just hijacked the platform it's just some sort of a hijacking of a platform it's not going to be accepted neither by the people nor by the army so we have we are at cross or tozzi. we can either if they do if the army decides to remove more of. bush and bring in man we says that this is the head of the sudanese intelligence yes that's right if you remove unwanted figures then i think the sudanese politicians or at least the union professionals union will be able to discuss some sort of a transitional move with them. and i think it's doable if if they don't then it is likely to have been and it's going khartoum is just going to be in bloodshed it's just going to be
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a swamp of blood and god forbid if that happens then the region is going to be totally this is. not only sudan but the whole sudan it built and this is what the international community has to face i mean they need to take some precautionary measures and they cannot just wait until it happens they need to figure this out ahead of time and just put pressure on this again because the humans already weak it's getting some some money from here and there they are receiving bribes from some neighboring countries and this is what is hitting the sudanese people morse because they feel that for almost thirty years and even more their integrity has been compromised their sovereignty has been compromised and they need they need to have good relationships obviously was the whole world especially the african countries and the other countries but but in order to do that they need to have.
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leadership that is that is willing to listen to the sudanese people pay tribute to the stakeholders before going out to the outside world. well it brings up the point there about the danger of this spiraling into violence how did you share that fear that things could turn violent at some point in the future in sudan. also when he'd mention god forbid that things turn violent but we've seen a lot of videos we witnessed that hundreds of thousands of people experience this fear millions of people into the next. sorry millions of families actually worried about their kids children walking around in the street going to schools. there was a general feeling of warre and and an
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uncertainty when people go out on the street as if something bad is going to happen and all of this is because of the of the regimes militias who are identified. figures they're there driving around the cities. covering their faces using weapons against peaceful protesters will keep repeating the same thing sydney is the mean which means peaceful peaceful it will always be peaceful and this from the side of the public from the side of the protest as a matter what happens when never lift a weapon and if you think about it. probably if you count thirty out of one hundred houses in every city and how soon we can think. of every house and helpful i would say they would at least have a weapon or or they would have the ability to acquire a weapon so it's not a point for fear from the public to go out in the street is the point of dignity of stuff respect for maintaining the position of being on the right side always
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constantly we've done it before in one hundred sixty four we've done it before nine hundred eighty nine and now we're doing it and i think that the youth the people who are needing distribution i would say is not a part that the people i read or needing this ribbon commission are educated people are not they're not people who build their knowledge on their past they go on story we read we. added to the stories that we hear from our companies we read we receive we understand who is the boss to be aware and mismanagement of the country is happening only due to the fact that. their responsibilities and authorities have are being given to those who don't really deserve it and do not seek anything other than self benefit. is there a fear on the street. from or concerned about having.
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an attack from any area yes there is of course there is this fear today it was friday prayers i was there there was a general fear that things might go without it but let's just hope for the best and let's hope that the sudanese government will have enough blood on their hands and they will listen to the street because the streets will always always always when i want to ask you as well mama do about the economic situation there are huge economic challenges in sudan of course because these protests began as as protests against the high food prices and fuel prices and so on so whoever is in power in sudan is going to have to deal with that on that. definitely i mean you can can you think about a country that the leader of the country they're living the best the fanciest and the most comfortable life meanwhile their neighbors who are about ten or fifteen meters away from their house they actually struggle to maintain a normal
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a very average life of three kids and how that you need to feed them not a luxurious life we're only talking about being able to pay expenses for your kids' schools for for buying them clothes for having once in a month taking them out to have started to do that can you think of a country that the current terrier races from. from in two thousand and ten one hundred u.s. dollars used to be worth of two hundred eighty pounds two thousand and seventeen one hundred u.s. dollar with about a thousand and seven hundred pound what two thousand and eighteen in march two thousand and eight pm the hundred dollars from three thousand two hundred pounds until today it bumped up up to seven thousand eight hundred lb this is this is an unexpected for human beings to live in can you believe that a doctor who graduates fyfe years of medicine medical school and then thirty two
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extra years of their life and practice it they get paid a salary of what is the equivalent of about sixty u.s. dollars for working an entire month an entire month and you get paid sixty u.s. dollars in salary now hi can you believe that i thought should government is trying to initiate dialogue how can you initiate a dialogue if you can't even give. the normal people who are working so hard and studying most of their life and only chance to have a normal life i mean the term normality is very subjective but let's talk about the right there are so many artists in sudan best so many musicians out there so many athletes they don't they're not asking for support they're asking only for a chance for expressing themselves. what do you want to jump in here. saying is absolutely right but i think. the structure level unless and until
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a political settlement is in each for sudan's problems which sudan is not only khartoum i mean you do have the periphery and. fifty seven percent of the sudanese land according to the un is declared. a war zone so unless and until you reach for a political settlement with all groups you can develop you can put our national development strategy needless be able to attract you know highly qualified men and women to do to enhance i mean the institutional capacity of a nation which has been deliberately destroyed an economy which has been totally destroyed but. alluded to a very important point which is the whole issue of dignity you know the sudanese people are now they feel very much humiliated by the noise and noticing that the
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people who have committed atrocities against their own kid them in who have killed people deliberately embezzled money it's about amount of money that is you know is timothy to have be visit out of the country is like one hundred twenty billion dollars you see the horse people walking industry it and the military council is saying is not saying that we have put them together and saying that you know we have reserves we have put them in somebody serves and they are even providing them protection protection from whom i mean these are peaceful protesters people who expect you know the clean minutes to be brought to justice but prior to bringing them to justice you have to put them in jail we hear rumors that the. is enjoying life in his own farm nothing is there so many criminals are outside and this is a very human mother whose giant has been killed or shot in the here or to test.
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i want to just widen this out a little bit in the time we have left if i can there's been a lot of comparisons drawn between what's what's happened in sudan and the scenario that's been playing out in algeria similar situation there longtime leader forced out of power because of continued protests the military steps in to. to to carry this out and be kind of seen as the voices of voice of the people as it were what powers would you draw. for from that and is this part of a pattern that we're seeing in this region. well i don't know if i would venture any policies algeria because this is not like a country of expertise but one parallel would be actually read with tunisia benelli sled and the fourteenth of january two thousand and eleven because of
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a mutiny from the ministry of interior and now the story that has come out that has kind of built itself in the media and in academia but the success story is that somehow the country was kind of predetermined to be successful because of its strong civil society strong state and so on but when you look at what happened in the first weeks of the transition actually been at least close i they inherited power and the reason they had conceded to elections for a constituent assembly is because the opposition kept the pressure of the street pressure for over the period of a few weeks and i think this is an important lesson to for sudan and i think this is a lesson that the sudanese if he did all right i'd like to go back to the risk of violence i do think i do think there is a real risk of violence in the most likely scenario would be part of the regime attempting a coup against the military council but it's important to bear in mind that this
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risk is in everyone's mind including in among the leaders of the military and security apparatus going to have to leave it there unfortunately we are outside thanks very much to all three of us. mamadu i was eight and giambattista got a plan thanks very much for being with us and thank you for watching us always remember you can see this program again any time just go to our website and use it at dot com and for further discussion you can all always go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter handle at a j inside story for me has i'm sick and the whole thing here if i find out. when we live in
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a time of war and tragedy it's crimes against humanity. activist repression. enforced disappearance arbitrary arrests. extrajudicial executions brutal torture the list goes on. the investigations who judges the criminals. who compensates the victims the international conference on national regional and international mechanisms to combat in kenya 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. that yes. they're. out.
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headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. sudan's military says it plans to step aside for a civilian government assumes it but protests to say they've heard it all before. more protests in algeria seeking the removal of leaders who are part of the former president's government. the u.s. president says he's considering sending illegal immigrants to cities controlled by his political opponents. hello i'm maryam namazie in london with the top stories from here at the including wiki leaks founder julian assange is could face a renewed investigation into a rape allegation in sweden after being arrested at the ecuadorian embassy in london. sudan to the u.n. has told the u.n.
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security council that all sudanese will be invited to shape the country's future it comes a day. after the army deposed long time president bashir the head of the military council's political committee has promised to step aside as soon as a civilian government has been formed military leaders defended the coup saying it will ensure stability while leaving sudan's future up to the people but those behind the protest movement say they will continue their demonstrations despite a military order curfew with the latest here's mohammed. one day after sudan's military deposed president are murdered bashir the head of the military council's political committee defended the coup at a news conference in the tune of he said the military has no plans to stay in power and promised the new transitional government would be run by civilians. no. we have not come with future solutions the solutions will be devised by those in protest
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and those staging sit ins you the people will provide solutions for all political economic and social issues we have come with no ideology we are the people of the armed forces we have come here to maintain order security and provide an opportunity for the people to achieve change they have been aspiring to and to devise their own visions for the leadership we have no ambition at all to hold the reins of power. the night before tens of thousands of protesters defied the nighttime curfew that had been announced and on friday demonstrators were on the streets again there was thankfully now people from all walks of life on a. bet on this day well i think i need the. level of the. problem that he has that i need to grow up and he got and we have the credit now the protests began in december over
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a steep pike in bread prices and the deteriorating economy. since last saturday thousands have been demonstrating in front of the military headquarters and demanding bashir is resignation. according to the central committee of sudanese doctors dozens of been killed in violence with security forces which have repeatedly tried to disperse the sit in by force analysts say sudan's military has an important role to play in ensuring security and stability in the country roads should extend to finding a way to as soon as possible transfer power to a civilian lead ministration i think you're hearing plenty of voices and that is the sudanese people and they do not want to stop short of that sound mission off the. road by president bush. for the moment even though the rule of bashir has come to an end the protests look likely to continue. as does either.
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zero zero morgan joins us here on the news from khartoum a people there observing the curfew. well peter the curfew is about to take effect for today yesterday they did not observe the curfew and we've been outside about an hour ago to listen to the people who are walking to the streets making their way to the army headquarters and the anger that was in the air was very palpable you can feel their frustration the and you can hear from them why they are continuing to march their army headquarters and continue with their state and they're saying that they've been protesting for four months more than fifty people killed according to activists and human rights groups they're saying that this is not what they were calling for they were calling for not just the ousting of president bashir puts his regime as well and members of his ruling party they wanted the whole government and anything that had to do with the government gone instead what they got was president bashir gone but members of his ruling
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party still in power are members of his military still in power and i doubt that know of the head of the military council was his was his vice president and defense minister so they're saying that they will not accept that they're saying that one thief has been replaced with another saying meaning that. is also corruption the he's also responsible for the reason why for for for the reason and the state of the economy so what they want to see is power being handed over to civilian government is there something short of a mass resignation that the demonstrators would accept i mean could it give them something to build on something to work with. well at the moment it doesn't look like there is any middle grounds for the protesters and those who are under streets are staging the sit and the military to come around because basically the military is saying that the military did say that they are going to reach out to the political parties they are going to offer a dialogue and they are waiting for the political parties to give a list of names so that they know who the political parties the different political
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parties in sudan want to see and this are in this council that will be leading the government and that will be leading the country for the next two years but people are staying on the streets and we asked them if they think that is a good option there is thing that whoever joins hands with the military council they would consider that party a traitor and basically betraying the hundreds and thousands of people who have been on the streets at the moment it doesn't look like there is any middle ground for those two sides the protesters and the military council to come together around a table thanks very much well as we've been hearing the show for sudan the united nations has been speaking with the u.n. security council telling the panel they're all sudanese will be invited to shape the country's future kristen salumi has more from new york. almost as soon as the news got out that the military had taken over in sudan the united kingdom was calling for a special briefing for the security council on the situation in sudan they are backed in that request by the european members of the council as well as the united
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states the united kingdom expressed concern about civilian protesters that they not be harmed after the imposition of this curfew and they've also expressed some skepticism about the timeline for a transition to a civilian government two years was put forward by the military government in charge right now the secretary general of the united nations antonio terra's the high commissioner for human rights also expressing concern about the situation there calling for protection of rights on the ground so we have heard from the deputy ambassador for sudan in response to those concerns he did address the council and say now remember this is a man who just a week ago was working for president omar al bashir who's been deposed he says that the military government is committed to a peaceful transition to a civilian government based on the will of the sudanese people going to the him.
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the military transitional council was responding to the sudanese people's aspirations for china which and works to protect the lives of its citizens as well as their well being this council will be the guarantor of a civilian government to be formed and collaboration with the political forces and stakeholders no party will be excluded from the political process including two groups. the suspension of the constitution could be lifted at any point and the transitional period could be shortened depending on developments on the ground and agreements with stakeholders now the deputy ambassador also stressed that while the sudanese government wants the support of the international community. it believes that what is happening there now is a domestic concern this may be an oblique reference to the fact that the international criminal court has a warrant for omar al bashir arrests charges against him based on alleged genocide
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and other work crimes committed in the door for region of sudan the military government of sudan has said that they will keep bashir at home and he will face justice at home this as the current head of government the general in charge was himself involved in that campaign in darfur and has been sanctioned by the united states for his role and that alleged genocide as well so we are waiting for the security council to give its response to the situation on the ground after having that briefing here at the united nations there are more protests across algeria today despite promises by the interim president that elections will be held in july demonstrates is a demanding the interim leader himself should step down and the army is warning protesters not to make what it calls impossible to mom's his right matheson. has been clad in traditional robes this woman cries out to crowds of young protesters
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seventy three my children are the algerian you feel something like flowers in the spring you are the future i'm with you will be. in response the crowd cheers long live on the demonstrations again analogy areas streets despite increasing efforts by security forces to reduce the size of the crowds there was a role the brawl king's there was. that impeded people from joining the couple. years there was also the use off what to against a student a few days ago there was also the use of sound. so i think this is also the military is sending signals that the message is we heard you indeed we gave you a few concessions about do not ask for too much it's been ten days since our
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dollars he's beautifully has stepped down after two decades as president following weeks of public demands for him to go but the protesters say everyone linked to both of leaders government needs to be removed that includes our ben salah a long time beautifully ally and the man appointed under the constitution to act as interim leader and who's in a presidential election is for july the fourth protesters are also calling on some of the military's top leaders to resign including general argument going to whom protesters accuse of not doing enough to rid the country of what they call look to voir or the power a group which they say has been secretly running algeria in the shadow of former president bush to flicker jones if you know the judge algeria has its men algeria doesn't need you there are plenty of people that can rule geria we want them all to leave. all the garden they all need to go we want to tell guy they need to know
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that the people have empowered us to get rid of the gangs nurse. it's not needed speaking it's forty million algerians.


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