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game of power and money the competition is fierce as most important national resource bluffing betting checking how long we'll be able to play and who will win there is through we believe the removal of energy court ruling the future. of. the jew political system starting monday to t.w. . this is news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes between ages putting climate change on the agenda school children in uganda skip class to demonstrate the environment we'll be talking to one of the students at the full brunt of the fridays for future protest in kampala. also take you to nairobi way well being of this gather to talk about climate change will last if they achieve more
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than just posing for the cameras and giving speeches. and what's it like to be mistaken for a whale's life to get a firsthand account from the south african diver who had an out of this world encounter with the beast alfio sion. and christine when go well come to news africa i'm gadget. the climate change movement started by the swedish teenager great touch and good has seen schoolchildren from all over the world walcot of cross on fridays in protest aimed at bringing attention to climate change in uganda a group of students held a demonstration in solidarity with the movement in the capital kampala now because of strict laws in uganda on public protest they were restricted as to how far they could go from the school but the studio. made the best of the situation.
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i spoke. with a student championing fridays for future in uganda i asked her why she decided to become an activist for the environment way of to say that to become one they were meant to be was because when they saw what ghetto us chained to in play in her country i was so trained to employ a chain of bend and they said it was really a buzz because the. outcomes first change to being. outcomes uganda is expressing very now in climate change so i was sad to say it did take part in the. yeah ok so great it was an inspiration for you but talk to us about the challenges in uganda what are the climate challenges in your country.
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the challenges you then there's a threshing now is the frustration there's a lot of this deforestation there's a lot of visitors week a show. from draining each. day that this is really affecting ground there this is really affecting my fellow students that some of them went on to win going to school. so there are lots of their lot of changes uganda's experience. ok ts so what is you'll you'll message to people in uganda who don't think that climate change is an urgent matter what is you'll miss it to them . my message to them is that when they say that cutting down trees it's not affecting that. when they cut down trees they're going to leave us so bad that is they going to send in for to will they give the for that they want. i'm giving them them i say that they're made because
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they want to make good on just because they want to want but they're affecting someone else's life someone instance which are they hearing that so. that there's a trick a show on things they've read so they should know things knowing when they. thank you good with the student championing the hashtag friday's will feature in uganda thank you ok now staying on the subject of climate change here's a not so fun fact for you germany a country with significantly less sun than virtually any country in africa generates more solar power than the whole continent combined so it's really no surprise that leaders gathered at the one planet summit in kenya said africa needs more money and better science to protect it from climate change not at the summit billions of dollars we're committed to the cause he is kenya's president kenyatta
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climate change continues to be a major threat to sustainable development worldwide its impact place is disproportionate everybody the poor and vulnerable we must therefore integrate climate action and sustainable development in our collective efforts to achieve the objectives and other part of the greenland of the twenty thirty agenda for sustainable development. i'll be talking to the un's assistant secretary general about that one planet summit in nairobi in a moment but first to a group of kenyan environmentalist going to great lengths to raise awareness about the harmful effects of plastic tables and entire boat out of plastic waste to highlight the importance of recycling. the good ship flipflop you set sail on a mission it's the first sailing vessel built completely out of plastic waste
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incorporating around thirty thousand flip flops and other garbage the team took two years and ten tons of plastic to build this ten meter vessel on lamu island off the kenyan coast we had this dream of. recycled plastic us there was so much crying about the plastic. we feel. eight million tons of plastic waste end up in the world's oceans every year and some of it makes landfall here in kenya this group of environmental activists want to change that they collected garbage and raised money to build the bard they even have the support of the united nations program to combat climate change it seems so simple to me it's so obvious the motivation is just to share something positive we wanted to have a colorful beautiful message and that's what the flip flop is it's really clear
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positive message about plastic being valuable. and aside from floating a message to save the environment so far flip floppy has managed swimmingly on her five hundred kilometer voyage from mood to zanzibar. the u.n. is one of the co-chairs off the one planet salvation joining me now from nairobi is such a thing he is the un's assistant secretary general he's also the head of the new york office at you when vironment welcome to africa mr party we've been talking to youngsters taking part in the fried. as for future movement you attended one of those protests in nairobi today but i wanted you to talk to whether or not you're satisfied with the outcome of this summit you've got youngsters out on the streets you've got politicians in a room can you deliver concrete solutions for these young people well i think the young people who are on the streets for the right reasons and they should do more
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of it if you ask me. and primarily because it is their future we are talking about . and it is their generation that needs to take responsibility for what has happened to me could learn from our generation that has not been very responsible in its behavior here we have treated the planet i mean we're talking about a continent that's only responsible for four percent of global greenhouse emissions we sometimes hear some leaders on the continent talk about the fact that this is not a problem that we've created and so those that have created the problems should be the ones to commit the resources to fix it what is your message to his leaders who speak like that. well i think you know the i wouldn't argue with them because these are a sovereign countries with responsibilities and they have their views which is perhaps rooted in the facts as they see it but what i would say is that the time
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to change our practices our behavior and the time to become sustainable is now and i would urge those leaders to not be led by the destructive policies of other countries and other governments that have seen large scale devastation of natural resources and that has literally brought the planet to the level of bankruptcy. bankruptcy that it faces now so there's nothing to learn there are lessons to draw and i urge all those leaders to step back and see the facts for what they are and chart out a very different pathway right rhodes right misreported very quickly if you could money has been committed here many has been pledged and it's not unusual in a lot of these summits this is what tends to happen but how can we can we be sure of the fact that this money is actually going to go to the places that it's it's said it's going to be going to. i think it's about creating
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a partnerships it's about realising the potential of new ideas and there is no dearth of money we have for too long focused on public finances that is governments contributing or a set of governments contributing for a set of countries that are in need of it whereas i think the true promise lies in mobilizing private finance for public good and in that you know just to give an example of the pension funds of the world. together manage about eighteen trillion dollars if you even five percent of those resources we're channelized into sustainable development and climate sensitive agriculture climate smart agriculture i think the world will change right i don't think there is any doubt of resources it is just the lack of imagination such antipathy the un's assistant secretary general thank you and now we bring you the story of the man who was almost a swallowed by a whale which is seen in the picture behind me is
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a diver by the name of raina shem caught in the jaws of a bride's whale this happened along the southern coast of south africa while he was filming sharks feeding his ship on how he survived and what he thinks we can learn from his experience. what happened was it suddenly got dark and i felt some pressure. and being pushed forward and only then i realized a whale had grabbed me you can't panic. room for painting you always have to be calm and i think i did the right thing otherwise we would be able to point. is we left on that very day from port elizabeth harbor we drove about thirty nautical miles south into the indian ocean and we found a big ball of birds feeding on fish so i started adjusting my camera and start taking pictures of sharks going through the ball of fish and then out of a sudden without any further notice from my left side something great d. and push moved through the water and i realised instantly that it must be
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a whale it got picked like and dark and only then i started my thinking process in terms of it was more a reaction process because i knew you can't swallow me so most likely you will die of. old my breath and fortunately this gentle giant realised very quickly that i was not his prey and he pushed me out again with the water and it's probably once i realised it was a whale and that i could still think i had no fear whatsoever but there was also no time for there was only time for reaction what it actually shows is the whale instantly really realized his mistake and imagine how it would have been a big piece of plastic he would have swallowed me and at the end of the day he would have died now we are able as humans to prevent blessed in the sea and this is what we must do we must help these creatures to survive and this is the message which goes out the. and believe that they have from africa you can catch all our
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stories on our website and our facebook pain we need you now with more pictures from the first fridays for future prices in uganda and kenya next time i buy. but. the trick. is to. cut. what secrets behind the small. find out in an immersive experience and explore fascinating world cultural heritage sites. w world heritage three sixty get the. earth home to
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reed's guitars reverberated again in new york as part of a very public performance take a listen to what some called nick. but we start with the sad news that renowned. has died after a long battle with cancer born in nigeria and was always instrumental in pushing the art world to embrace a more global view of contemporary art and art history he was the first african born curator to organize the venice be anonymous and he oversaw some of the most important global exhibitions of the last decade bringing artists from beyond europe and the u.s. into the spotlight. enjoyed a breathtaking career and citizen of the world to network throughout the global business in the one nine hundred ninety s. and was a breakthrough with the sensational exhibition of african photography at the guggenheim in new york. in two thousand and two he was on to stick to rector of.

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