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tv   DW News  Deutsche Welle  March 12, 2019 6:02am-6:16am CET

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there's news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes the continent is mourning after an ethiopian airlines crash sunday killed all one hundred fifty seven people on board we'll tell you about some of the faces behind the numbers as authorities seek answers. also coming out illegals on the mining is on the rise in kenya what's being done to stop it and what course. judea welcome to the program investigators have recovered the black box recorders on need to pee in airlines flight that crashed on sunday shortly after takeoff from a disobeys it was on routes to nairobi in kenya people one hundred fifty seven died
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they included academics and aid workers doctors and diplomats and families on their way to visit relatives kenya lost the most people in the accident with that t two on board the flight among the eighteen victims from canada was an award winning academic who was born in nigeria and save the children paid tribute to one of its aid workers who was one of nine victims from ethiopia some of the loved ones of those victims have been gathering at the hotel in nairobi as they wait for news. these are. united in grief and prayer and searching for. these relatives and friends of those involved in the plane crash are desperate to know how this tragic accident happened. with their well being a top concern for authorities they've been kept away from the media. for.
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has been a new continue to be. investigations which will continue making sure the will for all the friends and families affected is given utmost attention. as the hours go by more stories emerge about the victims kenyon said recast was a law student at georgetown university in the u.s. he'd been heading to nairobi after the death of his fiance's mother the university said he'd be remembered as a quote kind compassionate and gentle so. you know it's been like on mondays and i have a pizza there for us to walk in and talk to him he was a great resource for us and it was amazing too because he was actually like going to school for a lot and he still made time for us to talk to us like really inspiring i mean abraham died alongside her five year old daughter sophia she was traveling to kenya from candidates or visit relatives. and peers at the sami was a professor at carleton university in ottawa the nigerian won an award for his
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writing on africa he's university called him a towering figure in african post colonial scholarship many of the day to u.n. staff traveling to an environment conference inside they observed a moment of silence for their colleagues thank you very much may god bless all of us thank you but the crash sites the recovery effort is ongoing investigators picking their way through the victims' belongings all that's left of so many lives lost. with me in the studio is my colleague command me from kenya thanks for joining us edith so this tragedy has hit africa but most importantly kenya. did not survive or that were killed in the crash or how a kenya is dealing with this tragedy i mean it's absolute shock and i will tell you yesterday when i received the news it's actually somebody who called me to say
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would you believe that my wife was meant to be on this aircraft and that's the thing about aviation industry accidents could happen to anyone and looking at the money first and the names from kenya sister jani she was coming from combat to be new have passport that could have been anyone jonathan six who was a group c.e.o. of timer and restaurants a chain that practically every kenyan has been out of if anyone has visited kind of they've probably been to that kind of a restaurant and to me one joking gary who used to work at the same media house that i worked so these that every day kenyans who have gone through one of the most terrible. disaster so it's very relatable and all kinds of feeling that it could have been any one of us exactly darkness are very reliant on this route which we do if you have a job you have to kenya how important is it to be absolutely important in fact eighty three zero two which is what came down is one of full flights that goes to nairobi from a deuce of a bad day so you can see the frequency and the number of people who are commuting between these two cities and it's because if you open airlines is connecting east
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africa to the rest of the well do you know that their staff members from the un who are going into a unit meeting into a room be coming in from europe so it's very strategic connecting west africa to east africa and east africa to the north and hemisphere extremely busy lots of kenyans and obviously other people from other parts of the world using that route definitely not a kenyan government has come out to say is going to take care of the sun the least the morning what exactly is the plan well at the moment the transport minister has said that he will first the first thing that needed to happen was a. which was set up at the main international airports in kenya the telecast international airport so now families and relatives can go and find out what's happening to their loved ones a team of government officials has also been sent from kenya and hopefully will get more information as the days go by the investigations are still going on i thank you very much for your time. u.n.
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environments talks i've opened in kenya under the shadow of the two pm played crush at least twenty two un stuff died at that event which looks at ways to slash pollution and ability green global economy one of the issues being discussed there is illegal sand mining in kenya the process of course for long droughts dried up rivers on disrupted water supplies of use but on the clear out about hospice it said much of coast county where the illicit some business is testing its population against each other. it's a walk across this god landscape which is. called home this used to be a river carrying drinking water for the community and then livestock in much tacos county kenya that's until sent to started illegally mining the river bed leaving barely any sand told the water john fight to stop them but his activism has come at a high price. goes when no it's somebody.
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my old. my house also is a human being that you made to feel. john says sand cartels are behind the illegal mining which feeds the demands of the country's rapid and i say should people in his community believe they won't stop the destruction until there is no sand left with no regard for those whose lives depend on access to the water is. that when the sun is too hot and you come to look for water you find the levels have gone very low and this water is salty it's not good for washing clothes for drinking this water is bad and we sometimes catch diseases like typhoid. all over the country illegal sand harvesting is taking place in broad daylight the driver of this truck doesn't want to be filmed but tells us up to two hundred
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truckloads of sand are collected each day the illicit sand business is a lucrative one just not for the people in the communities where the sand is mind on the small group of sandy this cashes in on the sales where the people of much of course are divided between those who depend on the little money and from harvesting and those desperate to save the last puddles of water in the area but no matter which side they're on both groups suffer the dangerous and by mental and human cost of the data and industries underbelly. many lives have been ruined or lost due to kenya sandra this is a thirty six year old farmer who lost her husband a scent harvest who died at work. it happened on the seventh of march twenty fourth teen before he was scooping sand to sell. as they were scooping sand and taking underground the soil above him fell down and
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buried him. as does self as opposed to the sand harvesting which has caused an almost permanent drought in the region but she knows that many of these men who make just a few dollars a day feel like they have no choice. with. the problem that we visit their roles on the job and we have families we have needs . we're human beings and we try to home to get us but we just don't get you want to. dunn says it's a tragedy that men like matthew are being used by the cutouts and have become complicit in destroying the livelihoods of their communities he's asking politicians and police to find me stand up to those stealing my check ascend so that hopefully one day its rivers can recover. now
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africa has a powerful history and unique cultural heritage but how much more needs to be done to preserve the culture and traditions across the continent in the face of many challenges some just are doing all they can to save africa's traditions. dancers at an event in kenya with this display of african culture the main focus is on preserving the continent's traditions at a time when it's faced with many challenges the nigerian chief and textile artist. is one of many trying to save her country's traditions by bringing back old methods for dyeing patterned indigo textiles a tradition handed down from her great great grandmother. red one. try to prove. so long.
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to. popularly called nigeria's color of love women once used the cloth to flaunt matrimonial harmony but it takes about a month to produce a piece making it too expensive for most consumers photographers angela fisher and carole beckwith are contributing their quota through their new book african twilight documenting rapidly vanishing rituals across the continent they have traveled through forty four of africa's fifty four countries over four decades recording rights used to mark milestones such as birth death and courtship. it's really important for change to happen but when change can happen in a way that works without you losing your identity you know you still can be used to couldn't you know into the twenty first century you couldn't go and run the math
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and the new york you can do it if you want. to challenges including conflict climate change and the spread of technology are racing or transforming many such customs but all hope is not lost with the help of african cultural enthuses the documented photographed will remain in africa to be accessed by artists historians and researchers. and. that's it for now from d.w. news africa you can catch all our stories on our website on face book page you need you know with all visuals showing some cultural display from the continent of africa by far not.
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