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it's a good. climate refugees. they seek shelter. the floods. storms are going to. go. this is new news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes the tropical storm that has batted southeastern africa psycho to die has destroyed ninety percent of the mozambique and port city of beirut the government says as many as one thousand people could be date the relief operation has begun will be talking to those involved. and then the museum on a mission to deep colonize african ought to put some of the pieces on display have you been shipping to be returned to their european ernest will hear from the
curators at the museum of black civilization. i'm christine window well come to africa i'm glad your chair day and we begin in south east africa where the death toll is rising off to a tropical storm tore into the region packing flash floods and ferocious winds officially more than two hundred people are confirmed dead between malawi mozambique and some bad way but mozambique's government is now warning that the death toll could be more than one thousand in mozambique alone psycho need die made landfall in wasn't based on thursday if then moved west would into zimbabwe where it brought torrential rain across the eastern and southern parts of the country money money districts in money could. and was the hardest hit. i also pounded on
neighboring malawi forcing people day to flee flooded areas now in mozambique a picture of the extent of the destruction is starting to emerge and it's devastating the red cross ses ninety percent of the port city of para has been destroyed. they were a city almost completely flattened by the cyclon some pipe hundred thousand people call the port city home and with communications down and roads count the numbers of dead or injured here a still unclear as the cycling swept across most m.b. can into zimbabwe torrential rain flash floods and winds of up to one hundred seventy kilometers per hour left a trail of destruction areas have been cut off leaving people without roofs over their heads clean water and electricity. in neighboring malawi the rain spoiled the waters in a region already hit by flooding. now people are even more reliant on aid.
but in my house and many other homes have been destroyed and my land and my kitchen utensils and my food everything's gone in the floods of the like. we've no where to go we can relocate as we are covered by and surrounded by water. here food is arriving elsewhere in the cycling he region high winds and dense clowns are still hampering rescue and aid efforts leaving communities to fend for themselves and prepare to bury their dead. africa's privileged on the ground for us in many a province and was m.b. sent us this report that if it's cycling. like going to be felt for a long time i am here in the money cup province in more some beakers or a bridge has been washed away most of the villagers now say they are going to feel
this for a long time because surprise i've been cut off there won't be having any supplies from our cross the river and they are appealing for things like for jane even showed up because some of the orms have been washed away by these rains. all right the world food program is among the agencies helping with the relief if it's a fix it by sight to need to buy a car in money from the devil gave p. joins me now from the mozambique capital hi car and welcome to you didn't use africa what is the situation in beirut as you hearing it from your people on the ground. yes thank you it's is actually at a very critical situation as we heard just now with a lot of damage and a lot of need so the world food program is there already were there from the beginning and we already have support we've been supporting the government the
government is doing all they can and it's and providing the leadership needed here and responding and through the overall coordination and coordination with them that we're doing this so first of all we help real travelers the communication through para through the center of operations and their city and so that's now finally today we have information coming out of para we also have. airlifted briskets through mozambique they're already available and para and they're being provided as we speak today there's been three rounds out through people who are outside there are places like in yemen tonga where they were provided with high energy physics and the helicopters that were sent out to rescue and help people right current and as we understood it it took a while before people could access this if you've been right give us a sense of how long it takes you to be able to get in day we're now hearing the
government talking about as many as a thousand people possibly dead. did help come too late for for those people. well of. food and very luckily most of the north lawn we had there was called corn story evelyn and that we were going to be using that as well to number of the king of the day since then. they can just make up with hot water he said. as i did already being done and there's a lot of work already being done now the volume the mind of that is quite significant but there's a lot of work already being. provided supplies that are available. to keep that going car in mn into. country director for mozambique coming to us from a bushel of a thank you an extraordinary takes us to the place in senegal that has been described as a paste or all this space to celebrate back culture black culture it's
a full story structure home to one of africa's largest ot collections the museum of black civilizations has been open to the public for a few weeks now it's opening comes amid global cause for european countries to return african. during the colonial era. it's as if a giant spaceship has landed in the city center. the new museum off black civilizations was built by the chinese. but in the center of the entrance hall the african symbol tree the first exhibition is an attempt to showcase it all mankind is rooted in africa. and we talk about african civilization as an african art you can't be constrained by what was taken during the colonial times therefore we are starting with tomorrow or old its ancestors seven million years ago and we go up to contemporary art or it is
a very very long period we call it africa in the time of the world the title of the inaugural exhibition is african civilizations continuous creation of humanity will continue to give money to see that single of the poet and first senegalese president after independence for the museum's originated he developed the concept of the congress of black rights as an artist in nine hundred fifty six but issues such as colonialism and slavery were discussed even though the museum was located in the exploration goes far beyond the museum wants to be a showcase of all such as the first temporary exhibition spend a range of topics from prehistoric culture us to cuba and modern african out the widely and controversial debated question of her situation of the looted is not in the main focus of the correct us. consequently the biggest spaces in the museum dedicated to modern black ops in cooperation with the have landed by any other contemporary cuban artist also sold their books. making all the laureates of the
contemporary art fair art i represent it by using. only the clarity only one small room tucked away in a corner on the ground floor is reserved for traditional african art and there's no intention to chat. that. is upon this is that they that things have been stolen africans are not going to ask to strip european museums with their works there that are perhaps a very valuable gift for these works have to be returned to the communities to which they belong as a party and one of them this famous saber which was property of. the religious leader founded an empire in what is today sinitta the gambia and mali he was defeated by french troops in eighty fifty seven. the moment he's alone objects that we will return to their official only as at the end of the exhibition that's on september the said. we would like for these objects to be returned to their
rightful owners. when we take them back assuming that we reach an agreement with all parties both the authorities and the communities we can do whatever we want we could store them in the museums we could showcase them or return them to the sacred forest or looking at people might even decide we don't want them i don't think anybody should tell us what to do with these objects who can. affect the museum not only shows historic artifacts but also features modern exhibits like these traditionally inspired textiles was sitting. in this room there are some very beautiful things from been in ivory coast gabon and also egypt these are beautiful things but of course the thousands tens of thousands of works are currently in europe or the united states or elsewhere and the should no doubt have a place in a great museum like this one. you see it to take off he do all this history takes
us back to our ancestors the black people it really portrays another picture this is our story the visit really taught me a lot it was an rich ng as well the key difference. over twenty thousand people have. visit to the museum since it opened at the beginning of the year its unique concept seems to fit in there. and now we have the tail off a piglet who was rescued from a south african avatar she went on to create a life on a canvas after the new order oda taught her how to paint i'm not responsible for this one but meet picasso. she came close to ending up on a plane but now she's serving up dramatic brushstrokes at the farm sanctuary in south africa. a picasso is definitely an abstract expressionist you can't
exactly define what she's painting but i can tell you that her style slightly changes depending on her mood like any great autos. her pictures sell for over three pairs neuros with the proceeds go into animal welfare there are also a pig deal for swiss watchmaker swatch. when she's not bringing home the bacon picasso takes her artistic talents in her stride wallowing around between her bursts of creativity. and that's it from danger of being is africa you can catch all stories on our website and our facebook page we have you now with some more pictures of auschwitz on display at the new open the museum of african civilizations in the car see an extract.
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