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this is live from berlin tonight the news that german chancellor angela merkel will not seek reelection it's sinking in around the world can ever return to business as usual a day after announcing her phased withdrawal from politics is hosting african leaders including egypt. at the g. twenty african summit unable to avoid those questions about her stunning decision also coming up wrestling has always been seen as a middens sport in iraq for the past two years
a women's team has been gaining acceptance and success on the map. goff it's good to have you with us it has been twenty four hours since german chancellor angela merkel announced her gradual withdrawal from the halls of political power but as potential successors jostle for position merkel has been keen to show that for her it will be business as usual at least for the near future on the sidelines of a summit with african leaders merkel told reporters her decision will not affect german foreign policy. i think the seating position in international negotiations will not be changed or affected in any way you can only say that i don't know fully focus on my job to stay ahead of
government and as far as the list of possible candidates for the chairmanship of the c.d.u. party is going to necessary is that they ease and open since. the previous. woman in my political life i have learned that question of succession not questions that you shouldn't intervene in because it's never would and it's something i will definitely stick by so this is an open prism people of throwing their hats in the ring we will watch it and we'll see what happens at the party conference in hamburg . thank you brother the german chancellor angela merkel their list for their chief political correspondent with the crane she's on the story for us tonight well and you know i know that the german shares i can imagine that she wishes that the world would operate in think as as she dogs it is very slow or maybe thought out manner but that's not the way politics is can we say that she's now a lame duck chancellor we know with three years she won't be there anymore.
certainly her influence and power are diminished in comparison to the height of her power when she was mediating and shaping europe's response to the sovereign debt crisis the greek economic crisis or russia's incursions into crimea but if you look at where we've been for the last six months one would have to say frankly it can't get a lot worse germany absolutely has not been at the table it has been the government has been at least perceived as being extremely self-absorbed riven with divisions just last week i had both a french and polish diplomat tell me that as far as they're concerned they're essentially not getting any response out of berlin on key concerns and issues so clearly this was a bet on the part of the chancellor she said as much yesterday that by doing this she can free up the government to continue to start concentrating once again on the
actual business of governing and i have to say tributes support in over the last twenty four hours from european it international leaders who clearly assume that they are still going to be interacting with uncle americal for some time to come so she's very experienced she has a lot of influence and a lot of good connections on the world stage and i don't think we can write her off as a lame duck yet get write her off as a lame duck. but she wants to stay in office another three years and that's an eternity in politics which should be able to do their. absolutely depends on who her successor is as head of the conservative party if it is the woman she has been grooming as a successor on a great crown congo or who is the secretary general of the conservative party then possibly she may see out her term until two thousand and twenty one if it's one of
the two gentlemen who have thrown their hats into the ring they are both rivals in one case an erstwhile rival of the chancellor who she actually d. a d. moated as head of the parliamentary group of the conservatives some years ago and also the health minister who has been a critic and a rival in the past as well if it's one of them we could well see a shake up in the party that eventually leads to her leaving office earlier but it's absolutely too soon to say that party conference isn't until early december and who knows what will happen in the interim for the chief political correspondent of the group and the story for us tonight with the thank you. will go america was hosting african leaders in a fund raising drive to help reduce migration to europe ironically this is the issue that more than any other has hastened the chancellor's political democracy.
just a day after announcing she's to leave the political stage within three years angela merkel was back showing that for now she's still at the heart of things germany is hosting african leaders as part of a drive to boost investment in the continent. you have on your in mind they want to send a clear signal today it's a good and profitable neighborly relationship with africa is important to us because. we are neighbors we are partners and we europeans take a great interest in african countries having good economic prospects good to the best big he even. under development is a problem in many parts of africa and it's a key cause of the mass migration which is created new pressures in europe. the g twenty compact with africa program launched by germany a year ago aims to create jobs in africa and encourage young people to stay in
their home countries the current chairman of the african union says there are already signs it's working as a result of financial and instructional reform now for the union has achieved the savings of the twelve percent. next budget and the member states paying a greater share of the b. . germany has also launched an even close in partnership with a group of countries such as senegal morocco and ethiopia and is offering extra money but the support is dependent on reforms. that form and we want the african countries to carry out reforms to africans must do more than cells above all on good governance and combating corruption these twelve countries are doing this it's was a proof of that and we believe in economic cooperation because that's not all but.
the compact for africa has generated new investment though some say progress is too slow and others question who benefits more africans old western firms but the leaders gathered in lynnwood clear that this public and private investment is a win win for both europe and its southern neighbors. and we can say without any equivocation that africa is indeed open for business. help for africa's economic development could be the right lesson from the migration flows of recent years and become a key part of mantles legacy. in the united states the city of pittsburgh has begun burying instead with the first of the funerals for the eleven victims killed in last weekend's synagogue shooting us president donald trump has also just arrived in the city to offer his condolences despite being told to stay away by local jewish leaders in an open letter they called on him to cease his assault on
immigrants and refugees has stirred further controversy today by repeating his intention to scrap the right to citizenship for u.s. born children of non citizens and illegal immigrants. or if moral of this let's go to washington d.c. bureau chief oleksandr film is on the story for scott he did say you go xandra we know that local and religious leaders are divided on the presence of president troll in pittsburgh now he could face a whole stall reception why is he still going. many members of the community in pittsburgh indeed say that the president is no it won't come there until he denounces white nationalism they accuse him of continuing to fuel anti-semitism they say he's threatened rake his rants against immigrants his
attacks on political opponents have encouraged the most radical fringes of american society the president he says that's not true he says he is a friend of jews he is a supporter of israel and therefore he is going or he has decided to go and because he wants to present himself as the consoler in chief why did he decides to go today there is another issue tomorrow he will be again on campaign trail having up to three reli per day and we know that during the three at least he is very on presidential trump and the first lady as well as trump's daughter ivanka trump and her husband to reconsider or in pittsburgh right now. we also know that president today with the claim that he can defy the u.s. constitution and birth right citizenship what is the strategy behind this.
well he clearly wants to fire up his face knowing that many of his supporters fluff his anti immigrant friends and he hopes that this strategy is going to pay off on election day but talking about this issue we have to say that it seems to be rather a political stunt and nothing more because this right was written into the constitution and it's very unlikely that could change this by only issuing an exact executive order you know that's true there was an interview with him yesterday saying that he could change the constitution by executive order which as you say alexandra now is not true or bureau chief in washington d.c. alexander phenomena as always always and thank you but here's some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world as thousands of central american migrants continue to travel towards the united states the pentagon is deploying
more than five thousand troops to the u.s. mexican border another two to three thousand soldiers are reportedly being put on standby nigerian authorities have watched the series of deadly crackdowns on shiite muslim protesters demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. zaki the military say at least six people died when soldiers fired into the corral demonstrators say that dozens more have been killed since saturday. britain's prime minister to resign may has once again ruled out a second referendum over the country's membership in the european union speaking today in norway she also denied that there were plans for a general election to break the law theresa may is in to discuss the u.k.'s departure from that you with leaders of north and baltic countries. well wrestling is always there was almost always exclusively a min sport in iraq until about two years ago that's when the country's first
women's team was founded in the one media in iraq's tribal south if faced resistance at first from conservatives but it has slowly won acceptance and now other women's wrestling teams are springing up across the country and the team members they are passionate about their new found sport. in the iraqi city of d.i.y. need young wrestlers tumble under the watchful eye of their coach now high a dark hair taking on a sports largely reserved for men was quite a challenge in this conservative part of iraq but fifty two year old daughter here had no problems finding recruits gaining acceptance from iraqi society was the tough part. t.v. i did women's wrestling is a new sport in iraq and our society doesn't accept it when our am two and tribal society but i personally encourage all types of sports could end. it all
started when the iraqi wrestling federation approached the school sports teacher with the opportunity to lead the team today about twenty members train three times a week after school in the state fling heat in september ali hussein won a silver medal at the women classic international tournament in beirut lebanon i. am today out of saudi women tend to face problems in sports and iraqi society because we have certain habits and traditions but we've managed to get past them little by little to them and people have slowly started to accept us a bit on this will usually here has received threats for her work with the team but acceptance has been growing the key is building trust with the women's families she and her staff pick up the wrestlers from school and drive them home afterwards now people then do i need to come out to support the team at competitions. i know how to me my ambition is for the team to be on the international stage i'm working hard and putting in all my efforts to make
a name for iraqi women in the field of sports i did not add up yet but we all. went training in the wrestlers filed out of the building in their usual street clothes they'll go back to their daily life and do one year. but they'll also be dreaming of glory on the wrestling mat. thanks for watching we're see you again soon. so many. more links from africa around the world join us on facebook d w africa. i'm not laughing at it well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up and live in that region of things.