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floods have taken everything. now despite. climate refugees. they seek shelter. the floods. storms are going to. go. this is deja vu 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 did the relief operation has begun will be talking to those involved. and then the museum on
a mission to deep colonise african art but some of the pieces on display have you been shipping to be returned to their european ernest school here from the curators at the museum of black civilization. i'm christine window well come to africa i'm glad. 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 symbolic 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 wood into zimbabwe where it brought torrential rains. across the eastern and southern parts of the country
cheap money money districts in money 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 berra has been destroyed. they were a city almost completely flattened by the psych line 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 mozambican into zimbabwe terrain to rain flash floods and winds of up to one hundred seventy kilometers per hour left a trail of destruction past areas have been cut off leaving people without bruce 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. we've nowhere 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 prepared to bury their dead. africa's privileged needy is on the ground for us in many a province and was an b.k. sent us this report that if it's of cycling are most likely going to be felt for a long time i am here in the money cup province in more some beaker or if
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 across the river and they are peeling 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 affected by sayto need to buy a car in money from the w.p. joins me now from the mozambican capital hi car and welcome to the zambian news africa what is the situation in bahrain or as you're hearing it from your people on the ground. 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 are 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 into mozambique they're already available and berra and they're being provided as we speak today there's been three rounds out through people who are outside bera in 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 you know the end of students it took
a while before people could access this if you 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 to nate full for those people. well of we through there and bear and luckily most of that was not too long we had what is called corn so we have to learn that we were going to do something that is well the number of the limitation and surrender that they can just make this whole order to be. as i did already being done and there's a lot of work already being done now the volume the mind it is quite significant but there's a lot of work already being. provided supplies that are available. to keep that go and car inman into. country director for muslim bake coming to us from a bushel of a thank you on the story takes us to the place in senegal that has been described
as a paste or all that space to celebrate back culture black culture it's a full story structure home to one of africa's largest ought collections the museum of black civilizations has been opened to the public for a few weeks now it's opening comes amid global calls 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 of blank civilizations was built by the chinese. but in the center of the entrance hall the african symbol tree the first exhibition is in the attempt to showcase said 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 african the time of the world the title of the inaugural exhibition as 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 originator he developed the concept of the congress of black writers and artists and nine hundred fifty six 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. the first temporary exhibitions spend a range of topics from prehistoric cuts us to cuba and modern african out the widely and controversial debated question of the looted is not in the main focus of the correct us. consequently the biggest spaces in the museum i did ek to tim what on black out in cooperation with the head when i buy yen hell contemporary cuban
artists also sold their works. next door of a laureates of the contemporary art fair art i've represented by listening. to the live 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. that. is upon this is true it would mean that things have been stolen africans are not going to ask to strip european museums that their works there that are perhaps a very valuable for these works have to be returned to the communities to which they belong and as a practice one of them this famous saber which was property off will not tell you the religious leader founded an empire and what is today sinitta. he was defeated by french troops in eighty fifty seven. for the moment he's alone objects that we
will return to their official iron as at the end of the exhibition that's on september the second. 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 to look for people might even decide we don't want them i don't think anybody should tell us what to do with these objects. fact the museum not only shows historic artifacts but also features modern exhibits like these additionally inspired textiles was in the. thirty's here in this room there are some very beautiful things from ben in ivory coast gabon and also egypt these are beautiful things if you go to the course of 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 the great museum like this one that's not the norm you consume you see you need to do all this history takes us back to our ancestors the black people that really portrays another picture this is our story the visit really taught me a lot it was an rich as well the key difference. on the single. over twenty thousand people have. visit to the museum since it opened at the beginning of the year its unique concept seems to fit enough. to do. 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 off to have a new order oda taught her how to paint and 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 facing but i can tell you that her style slightly changes depending on who mood like any great auto's. her pictures sell for over three pairs neuros with the proceeds to go into animal welfare they're 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 need you now with some more pictures of auschwitz on display i've been union open to museums of african civilizations and a cop to see an extract.
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