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handover to a civilian government have a listen to what he had to say the the him. 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 in stakeholders no party will be excluded from the political process including groups moreover the suspension of the constitution could be lifted at any point in the transitional period could be shortened depending on developments on the ground and agreements with stakeholders. the sudanese representatives stressed that this was a domestic issue for sudan and while the government there may appreciate international support they were going to handle the situation themselves this against the backdrop of an outstanding i.c.c.
international criminal court warrant for president omar al bashir and the general who was until just hours ago in charge of the military transition was also implicated in some of the crimes against the people of sudan that bashir is wanted for by the i.c.c. he's accused of genocide in various war crimes he has not stood trial for those crimes obviously critics human rights advocates saying that the general that was put in charge is just as culpable of some of those offenses he's been sanctioned by the united states so pressure was on him clearly from inside and outside of the country and that brings us to the situation now but the security council keeping a very close eye on the situation on the ground thank you very much for now with the latest from the united nations kristen salumi joining us that thank you kristen
we can now we tend to have a morgan she's been following the story very closely from her to tumen the pitches that we've been seeing certainly suggest a very festive atmosphere in the country this evening tell us why people out of writing. while marian for one thing the first thing they're celebrating is the fact that they as the people of sudan were able to make general an army general who was going to be leading sudan for the next two years a transitional period step down around twenty four hours after he was sworn in so he didn't really manage to get a chance to implement any version the fact that people did not want him played a big role people were protesting since yesterday a split was made around two o'clock local time in the afternoon that president bashir was no longer in charge and that the military council under no of will be leading the country throughout its two year transitional period people were initially full of euphoria and they were very ecstatic celebrating even before the
announcement was made that president bashir was no longer president but once they heard the announcement that it would be a model that would be meeting the transitional period that that's happiness and joy turned into anger and frustration because as my colleague christine just said a few minutes ago nor does have a tainted history just like the former president bashir he's wanted for he's been accused of work crimes in the western region of daraa for so people and he's also part and parcel of the old regime he is from the ruling party he was president bush's vice president and defense minister he was once upon a time the military intelligence chief so people were saying that they still have the power and they were protesting not just against president obama and bashir but his government his regime has ruling party as well and they didn't want anyone from the ruling party and from the former regime to be involved in leading the country
through a transitional period that's one thing that sets up a lieutenant general dunford harm from one hundred dollars of milf he's he has no political affiliation at least none that is actually in. known to the people and to the public he doesn't have a tainted reputation like his two predecessors at this point both president obama and bush here and some of the of people who are feeling that and people in the streets you can hear them saying that you know we've managed to do it and we managed to bring in someone who is not part of the old regime anymore somebody who's not just tainted somebody who may be able to present us but for us to know whether that person whether lieutenant general of the one is the right person we're going to have to wait to listen to the political parties and the reaction we're going to have to listen to the sudanese professional association as well the body that has been spearheading the calls for protests and demonstrations and have played a big role in bringing down president obama and bashir and his successor who lasted
for twenty four hours as well and the movement has been remarkable the way it's been so so widespread in the country and diverse as you rightly say and. what you were mentioning the point you were making there about initial jubilation in the after the ousting of bashir very quickly turning into objection and disapproval when it emerged that the defense minister would be the one to lead this transitional council this interim period that the country will now have to go through i guess people people are basically skeptical aren't they there was a read about whether the military will ultimately hand power over to the civilians there is a fear that. essentially the regime is trying to survive by engineering this whole thing and i suppose that concern will still be there even with this new head of the military council. while.
in general abdul fatah what one does not have a political affiliation that's one of the things that sets him that sets him apart from his two. decisis people are saying that they are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt but then again we're going to have to wait and listen from from the general himself who's now been leader of the military council that would be leading the country through its transitional period we're going to have to wait and listen to him and see how he's going to deal with the people who are standing and staging a sit in in front of the army headquarters right now they are celebrating there's euphoria people are happy that they have somebody who is not from the old regime and somebody who doesn't have a tainted past but the question is to morrow morning when this happened it's evaporates they're going to have to face the reality that there are still being going to be they're still going to be led by a military personnel by somebody who is in the army and they've been asking for
a civilian transitional government so we're going to have to wait and see once this happiness and joy dies down are they going to be happy to be led by somebody who is a military personnel a lieutenant general in the army is army or even if i'm sure is the former president it was his army so we're going to have to wait and see how people are going to take that we'll be happy and we're also going to have to wait and listen from one himself is he going to be open to dialogue with the political parties how's he going to address the thousands of protesters in front of army headquarters not just in khartoum but around various other states as well what about the people who have been killed so many questions and so many challenges that president be a leader in the current leader of the military council lieutenant general abdul fatah what has to answer and the sooner he addresses the people and give them answers to many questions that they're wondering the more the more likely and earlier we will know whether the city and the protests that we've been seeing for
the past few months will come to an end or whether it will continue very important to see what happens after the dust settles from this latest news tonight thank you very much have a morgan in hard to win of course you've been speaking about these demands for regime change in sudan. this is the scene there in hard to but we have also heard similar coals in algeria police in that country say they have arrested one hundred eight protest is in the capital algiers they were among hundreds of thousands of people calling for a complete overhaul of the political system there algeria is under the interim leadership of abdul qadeer ben sala a long time ally of the former president abdul aziz but if rob matheson has more. clad in traditional julian robes this woman cries out to crowds of young protesters said you my children are the algerian you know something like flowers in the spring you are the future i'm with you algeria will be cherishing. in response the crowd
cheers long live all. demonstrations again an algerian streets despite increasing efforts by security forces to reduce the size of the crowds there was a roadblock ings there was. that impeded people from joining the capital. years and there was also the use of what cannon against a student a few days ago there was also the use of sound cannon 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 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 ben salah
a long time beautifully ally and the man appointed under the constitution to act as interim leader and who's in presidential elections for july the fourth protesters are also calling on some of the military's top leaders to resign including general ahmed 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 of flicka judges if you know 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 the bench. overgaard they all need to go we want to tell. they need to know that the people have empowered you to get rid of the gangs. it's not me to speak you know it's forty million algerians women men old people young people are on the
streets all of these people are asking you in the name of everything that's holding you to leave the country to leave its people be algeria is a great nation it's greater than any of. the interim government maybe hoping that electing a new president will be enough to satisfy the protesters but the economy is struggling unemployment is high and demonstrators like these say they'll stay on the streets until all those they blame it all gee whiz problems are forced to go rob matheson. there is more still to come for you on this news hour from london the u.s. secretary of state called on the saudi crown prince to cut ties with his top aides of his alleged role in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. at least twenty people were killed in a day in a bomb blast at a fruit market in the pakistani city of quite a. and france are forced to close it out and for a new rugby coach we'll have the details and sport.
now u.s. president all trump says he's considering sending immigrants in the country to so-called sanctuary cities and cities include new york and san francisco a local authorities don't cooperate with federal immigration and customs agents president trump says the move is in part to retaliate against the democrats he's continually criticized his political opponents for refusing to allow changes to immigration laws. alan fisher has the latest on this now from washington. this whole story has flipped around in the last couple of hours of you spoke to the white house first thing on friday morning you were told while things are talked about all the time this is a plan it's no longer under active consideration and then donald trump suddenly comes out with a tweet and says you know that story you may have heard about but i was possibly moving undocumented migrants who come across the border to sanctuary cities or that
is under active consideration so what was the plan while back in november last year the department of homeland security was approached by the white house and said look is there any possibility that we can move all these people coming across the border into sanctuary cities this was seen by critics by opponents as donald trump essentially punishing those who were a pause to his view on immigration sanctuary cities are look callate is administrations authorities that do not cooperate with immigration over undocumented migrants they would never simply hand these people over that has infuriated donald trump he has talked about it many times you know people like nancy pelosi who represents an area in san francisco which is a sanctuary city has said this is donald trump essentially using undocumented migrants as political pawns moving them around the country to make a political point and he's using children in this way and that could possibly be
bordering on the illegal now there is every possibility that this idea hasn't gone away the way the white house were telling is several hours ago but as donald trump is says no under active investigation and something that they are definitely looking at something that would pleases base so there is the possibility that this may come up again even though as they say we were told very clearly this is one of those ideas that gets discussed gets kicked around but it didn't go anywhere and was certainly shot down by the department of homeland security. well the international criminal court has rejected a request to investigate possible war crimes committed during the eighteen year conflict in afghanistan judges at the court say there's not enough evidence for state cooperation last month u.s. secretary of state said washington would revoke or deny visas to i.c.c. stuff investigating such allegations in two thousand and seventeen an i.c.c.
prosecutor asked judges to open a case into alleged war crimes committed by afghan security forces the taliban and us forces. you with the news hour live from london more still ahead on the program desperate times in venezuela the u.s. threatens to choke the government with sanctions but will the people end up suffering the most as turkey's president seeks to a know it stumbles local elections result the opposition candidate who claims to have one is tipped as a future president. and then a bit later is for one of the world's fosters also is set to race for the last time i have the details with. hello again and welcome back to your international weather forecast well across northern europe we have been dealing with some cooler than average temperatures over the last several days things are going to improve slowly but still we also
have some low clouds and some fog across much of the area you can see that gray there across parts of berlin over here towards warsaw that is bringing some low visibilities as well across the region the so here on saturday still looking at single digits across much of the region also some cloudy conditions but down towards the south it is going to be the rain and the rain has been quite heavy at some portions unfortunately as we go through the rest of the week it's a sunday many locations are going to be seeing some very heavy rain including italy where most of italy is going to be rainy expect some airport delays there for rome sixty degrees in rain athens with rain as well is going to be a rainy day at seventeen degrees well for the know the northeastern part of africa we have been dealing with a switch of temperatures but gaza was a very warm day here on friday dropping down to about one thousand degrees cairo is going to be a warm day on saturday but your temperature will come down as well to about twenty nine here towards the northeast it is going to be quite nice across much of the
area morocco is looking at partly cloudy conditions at twenty four and algiers you're going to be a single sunny day with temperatures at about twenty three for you. 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. the investigations who judges the criminals. who compensates the victims the international conference on national regional and international mechanisms to combat and ensure accountability under international law. organized by the national cumin rights committee. united nations human rights office of the high
commissioner. european parliament. and global alliance of national human rights institutions. welcome back a look at the top stories this hour the head of sudan's military transitional council has announced his resignation. been wanted as the country's interim leader on thursday after the military removed president a model bashir. protesters in hard to have celebrated the announcement saying his departure is a victory of the people's will to fight crowds and spent thursday night on the
streets of sudan's capital ignoring a curfew declared by the military and our other headline story police in algeria say they have arrested one hundred eight people in clashes in algiers hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets of the capital for an eighth successive friday the former president abdul aziz down from power ten days ago but demonstrators continue to demand regime change. well now we go to other developments at least five civilians have been killed in fighting on the outskirts of libya's capital rockets and shells fired by forces loyal to gen forty five to hit a residential area west of tripoli more than fifty people have been killed in fighting over the past week and thousands more have been displaced meanwhile u.s. media has reported that saudi arabia promised tens of millions of dollars to help pay for operation to take the capital will street journal is saying the offer came during several visits i have to to riyadh days before the military campaign began.
from the arab center of washington says riyadh wants to play a role in libya. 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 participation in the conflict in libya and that that probably contributed to the visit on march twenty seventh general to the kingdom and his meeting with both the king solomon and 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 the political endorsement 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 supportive of that over the past few years now the u.s. secretary of state has reported to have held talks with the saudi crown prince according to the guardian newspaper might be. mohamed and sound on to cut ties with a close adviser linked to the madrid janis jamal khashoggi that a tiny has recently been sanctioned by the u.s. has and role and the killing also in jordan is following these developments from washington. according to the guardian newspaper the u.s. secretary of state mike ponte peo has told the saudi crown prince that he needs to cut all ties with his close political adviser and former social media chief solid alcohol any the removed paper says that mike pompei o told mohammad been solid month 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 al fatah he was very likely involved in the planning and carrying out of mr murder and it also has suggested that he is very much involved in ongoing efforts to or press political 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 salmond give up this or all qahtani as a close political advisor some more now on the departure of the head of saddam's military transitional council that is our breaking news story tonight on the newer is the secretary general of the sudan civil society initiative which helped organize the protest he joins us via skype from hard tim thank you for speaking to us can i stop by also. apologies apologies for
that i think we can get back to how we know if we have a connection to him. but i see you i hope i hope you can hear me i am sorry did i apologize and be just quote the end of you'll see things that but let me start by asking you about some very dramatic developments in sudan tonight. what is. your confusing because this is not how i read no it isn't a symbolic mergers we are so sorry we do apologize wholeheartedly for that we have two very big breaking we have two very big stories unfolding this evening obviously we have we have the protests now you know we have we indeed have protests taking place in we do have protests taking place in sudan we've been following that very closely we are waiting to speak to him nor but joining us i just i do want to speak
to naseem bolide believe that is the guest we have there with us now that you are naseem who is with us from algiers thank you very much for a great speeches my apologies for the confusion there and we have also seen some very dramatic developments on folding in your country and actually some fascinating power with the situation in sudan we have seen sudanese demonstrators continue to turn out in protest night after night similar situation there in algeria as we've seen in eight successive friday of protests how would you how would you describe what is happening there and the atmosphere there in algiers at the moment. ok i think it's so much an order is for the confusion of such a day image is that it's. friday people go on the streets people protest against this regime against the system today was very special very particular because we
have seen scenes that we have not seen before police violence was or was a reality today and we have seen. confrontations some confrontations between police forces and protesters and very very aggressive very violent repression of protesters so i think that the ambience and the the mood in the streets apologies today is very special because people have been destroyed that this regime is not ready to do to leave is. key to drop. in this is the first time for example for eight fridays that people's remain in the streets after after six or seven pm so there are still people for this tension and . it is special because to but also seen the nomination
of the new president. of the sala who replaces for a short period godless his group of legal who resigned two weeks ago and the very very strong strong the stronger and stronger role the army with its head communicate sila. taking more power over the situation so people i think algerian as we all share in is losing patients patients all over the none of billet t.v. or the only willingness of the of this regime to interesting is to understand our claims on demands. so yes or the this these say right is very special and you know i was making a comparison there with what's happening in sudan because we have seen remarkable determination on the part of protest as in both countries and they have managed to get results they have managed to bring about some change through the sheer force of
their will and in both cases we've seen what started as a protest against economic grievances developing into a demand for regime change but with the arrest of over a hundred people today in algiers do you worry that whatever you you have managed to gain from these protests you know could quickly dissipate that these gains are very fragile. i do i do agree with you that the games are still regicide but they do not think that we keep a lot of the well you know and then the fight it is very similar to the sudanese scenario of the sudanese situation because i'm not bashir as a good guy dictatorial or where did the jury in leaders who you know did everything to improper ish populations book culturally and economically so the goal of people both you know contrary is. protesters in calgary and sudan are fighting for the
same thing for dignity for freedom for for a new vision of their respective countries so i do really do not think that these arrests or this police violence would discourage people be able it has the opposite effect because people are still in the streets protesting and the they were not discouraged and they did not abandon their best sipek claims but very strong one there ones in the same times in the same time so next friday and i think really think that this week as well during the week days will be it will be this is a this is a for us because we do we need to fight and we need to stay in the streets and we need to to remind them of the importance of our demands and the nun and negotiated aspect negotiated will aspect. of
m i i appreciate what you all saying and you know obviously people there want to continue the dissipating in these protests but i have to ask you do you do you think there about the the cost the human cost of all of this that have been arrest in other countries in the region we have seen these mass movements that have well i suppose resulted with their placement of one dictator for another we have seen people tortured imprisoned killed i mean a people there really willing to pay the price i suppose the fears for the future as well. i really hope this is a whole i really hope that this regime will understand that they are you know they are. they are cause to just stay in power because i think it is a cause and i think it is something that they really want. and we're not you know
it is very small is very for next to fourteen million people. demanding and requests in them to leave so i really hope that they will understand that we are we outnumber them we are stronger than them we are all the people they cannot rule over over people who do not want them so i really hope that it will not use violence or more violence than what they did she day i do not fear for the for the you know for our demands because i know they are legitimate by a certain warmth the this regime or this army or the police forces to consider that the people who are protesting are there are blocking or they belong to these people . we are in the same situation police forces are very in a very vulnerable people who didn't do not have a very high quality of life militaries as well soldiers as well are not you know do
not belong to the same to the same social contemporary as the rulers of the regime itself so i really think that they will understand that they should join the people and not like them and it happened in the past you know it happened we had we had losses in twenty two thousand and one and it during the one thousand nine hundred ninety s. . thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and views in this this evening we do appreciate it apologies for the confusion a little bit earlier on that not seen but i joining us nice that if that's it it is fine seen by jenny is that. well now moving on to some other stories we're covering at least twenty people have been killed in a bomb blast in the pakistani province of boucher's don police say that it happened in a fruit market in the southwestern city of quite a market is owned and run by members of the has are a sham minority who've been targeted by sunni groups in the past to reports from
karachi. the explosion is believed to be triggered by a suicide bomber. operating in the open fruit and vegetable market took the full force of the loss along with the people are serving day. we were busy at a watermelon auction then there was a huge blast the blast happened in a potato warehouse and when we rushed over there there were bodies lying on the ground. people suspect the motivation of the killings was. senior officers said several cheers were among the day along with people start to be working on this. and among the day or dead one pattern military officer part of a patrol group that was predicting to be put. there were other people to including the historic community and the security forces personnel who were targeted until we were at the crime scene and investigations are ongoing we're
trying to figure out how this incident happened and what kind of explosives were used. from the huns are a community. before. he bought it have been several attacks on the people here in the past this is a very brutal act and should be condemned i have spoken to the police chief to the health authorities and to the interior minister to ex what i thought the search operation against the terrorists more than five hundred of them have died in attacks over the past five years and on friday many took to the streets to call for more protection. the pakistani prime minister and the president. if we can go to the dogs of the country and to fight against. karachi. we're now talking.