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this is due to abuse live from our lead sudan's protesters day game as authorities threaten to just first step the demonstrators say that they won't be moved from their sit in in front of the country's defense ministry they want the military to hand over power and mediately choice civilian government also coming up officials in south east africa plead for more aid after side tone is die
a month after the storm the u.n. says that hundreds of thousands of people are still oppress and the squalid conditions facing towns timmy and refugees in jordan that's had cuts to u.n. funding by the trumpet ministration to decimate services on the ground plots the return of television's most epic fantasy series the award winning game of thrones hit screens for its final season of our t.v. critic has a spoiler alert for the lowdown on what to expect from buster rose this winter. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program will have all those stories and more but before we get started we have some breaking news to bring you here on d w german prosecutors have charged volkswagens former c.e.o. martin winterkorn with fraud that is all. for his part in the diesel admissions
test cheating scandal that engulfed a volkswagen and other car makers now winterkorn is the first auto company boss to be charged over the scandal in germany and we will of course be following this story and get you the very latest as it comes in right here on g.w. news but first protesters in sudan say that attempts are underway to break up their sit in outside of the country's defense ministry that says they call on the country's military to hand over power to a civilian administration mass and anti-government protests helped push longtime president omar al bashir from power last week but demonstrators are keeping up the pressure on the military council which replaced him. watch began its celebrations have turned back into protests thousands in sudan's capital khartoum demanding power for the people it follows the military's decision last week to overthrow the country's unpopular leader of thirty year is omar al
bashir although it's what the masses wanted angry that the army has taken power for itself the new government a real civil government a content. people with qualifications no don't need military people ready to be able not only protect our country protect our new government we are here to remove the entire system a system that does not that's going to give service equality to the people i system that leaves people under poverty a system that does not also done as a country as a rich country with human and natural resources to act as any other country in the world the new military council held its first meeting on sunday. over the weekend it also met with sudanese opposition leaders promising to rule for
a maximum of two years while democratic elections are organized. opposition forces are in charge of appointing the prime minister and his cabinet for civilian government calling on them to have united voice. but the crucial decision of who will become president is one the military council wants to keep for itself. back on the streets there are also demands that bashir is associates face justice. while the protests continue many are already painting a new picture of what life in saddam could look like. freedom. i'm just. whether that vision one last depends on what the military decides to do next. and let's talk now about what might happen next we're joined by ahmed assad
a sudanese activists and an artist who is based here in berlin welcome to the program thank you for having me we've heard a lot about the protesters we've heard about their demands. you know we have the sense that are they really united here and what do they want where do you see things going from here so you must of the protesters are united in the declaration of freedom of jane does declaration that made by political parties as these professional association which are they are indeed and this is movements of the last forty missiles so the demand is in the military has been for the who to. elect a group of transition that's run by civilians and this is a demonstrative filled until now and people still in the street until this declaration of freedom of change come to out and receive them there they're basically there now in defiance and we're getting these reports actually that the sudanese armed forces that they've they've tried to break that sit in outside of the army headquarters what are your he you hearing there from your contacts on the
ground yes i think it's was very clear from the military council statement that they wanted from the beginning on two to two to like to demand the people to accept their their new new government so the need to use the space and to use military has ports that will be able to do many of these so today early in the morning at nine o'clock there's our forces from the on who surrounded this base and then started to go shave and distinguish it was a protest and the negotiators i mean that the vice president of the military council but the protest is that these protests are rejected this negotiations are rejected to lead to space. until the deterioration of freedom of change being fulfilled and superior to them so they are not can you get to my eyes is this really true colors and any kind of who she is she is damn let's talk a little more about the prospects of that civilian government in the country because i mean we have on the one hand the military council saying that it's willing to work with the opposition in order to pave the way for that civilian government within two years what is your assessment of the credibility of those
claims there's old time mistrust like l of this is military council now having a lot of faces from the old regime the spoke or person of the military of the military the military council is actually the same person was standing behind the bashir in one thousand nine hundred nine when he made just military coups and most of them is crazy for the surprise in the region so basically there's a mistrust with this with your council there's also the curation of freedom of change is very clear that soon i think all of this political parties you can open they're talking about and also the military when they decide who is open like today there were also negotiating with the opposition and then they brought the n.c.b. the national congress policy was a former political party to this negotiation in this because when the good of exposing the parties so i think there's a lot of mistrust there's a lot of the old routine old see running behind this military military plan to the again the polls to get more to do is to establish their would because the status quo of the old military government that history going to give us are not for the
last sixty it's a critical time for the future direction of your country and we thank you so much for joining us this morning to share your view of medicine a sudanese activists and an artist in case you're in berlin we appreciate thank you . thank you ninety nations officials have warned that a fresh disaster is looming a month after the cyclonic die struck southeastern africa hundreds of thousands of people are still facing hunger and disease the u.n. children's fund says that more aid is needed in mozambique malawi and zimbabwe nearly one thousand people died because of the cycle own and more than two million were affected many of them in the city of beirut in mozambique. houses destroyed and self are slowly being rebuilt but the u.n. is struggling to reach areas around mozambique second biggest city that are still water logged. rescue teams are using amphibious vehicles as well as boats and helicopters. however many people haven't received any help whatsoever since like
louis hit four weeks ago it's very hard work out there and it's painstaking and we just have to keep at it and again maybe the headlines are over in terms of like the big cycle and that it but the work and the gravity of the situation remains very much a reality today. the united nations world food program has managed to deliver tons of food and other aid to accessible areas hundreds of thousands of people have received help. today i'm getting paid for the first time myself until now i have gotten by with most my daughter and grandchildren received after their houses were destroyed. around half a million small holders and their families lost their livelihoods in the storm harvests and a large part of their seed stocks for next year have been destroyed eighty percent of the people in this region are relying on these crops or fish which has
been basically wiped out to. people in the affected areas will have to rely on aid supplies for months to come. let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world you member states have approved controversial copyright reforms opposed by u.s. tech giants like you tube and google the reforms agreed last month by the european parliament have now passed the final step before they are enact it they are intended to ensure that artists and news publishers are paid at silicon valley argues that they will stifle online creative freedom. powerful storms have swept across the southern. u.s. to strike homes and unleashing tornadoes that have killed at least eight people dozens have been injured across states including mississippi and texas only ninety thousand people were left without electricity. so the middle east crisis now and dire conditions facing palestinian refugees following a policy changing from the trump white house back in twenty eighteen the u.s.
cut all funding to a united nations relief agency that provides services for palestinian refugees living in sprawling camps in jordan around two million palestinians live in those camps in geraci. and. hume reports the budget cuts have had a severe effect on their lives. twenty seven year old amos lee rome's the refugee camp or he was born and raised it was once his job to clean the streets here but now the garbage is left on collected she was one of around forty senate ition laborers employed by the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees were in iraq for short to keep the camp in jordan cream in twenty eighteen the trumpet ministration announced it would seize all funding to the agency so it has had to let employees go including senate issue laborers like. the u.n. agency was able to raise new funds from some forty other countries but still needed
to reduce its hold budget by ninety two million u.s. dollars last year. my financial situation is difficult when my elderly father notes of deals where i can't give it to him anymore. my dream is to go back to work for the war i was self-sufficient. in the campus extremely dirty and in the coming summer months it'll only get worse. i do have asked us not to reveal his identity his refugee status doesn't allow him to work outside the camp this job was his only source of income to support his family of six. there are now only ten workers left to clean a camp with a population of thirty thousand as a result the camp is experiencing a garbage crisis. of jordan's ten refugee camps for palestinians this one josh is absolute poorest an estimated fifty two percent of the residents here live under
the national poverty line with the recent cuts to an era residents say conditions have reached an all time new low am the camp is lacking in everything. to santa teresa to ations very bad every day i have to clean the streets myself. we moved to a different camp because it is the largest refugee camp or palestinians in jordan with a population of over one hundred thousand many families have been in the camp for generations here sanitation is not the only problem residents of houses with makeshift roofs like this one are especially vulnerable in the winter months. a father of two says he hoped would help with building expenses but they always cited a lack of funding he was forced to go into debt to pay for this metal cover. will agree about how i'm a grown up at five and i can handle this. but i was worried for my children all
night about carrying them from one room to the other so that the rain would not fall on their heads i had to put buckets all over the house i had no other solution to. get the solution they found is by no means sustainable water still gets through the house poses many health hazards and the children are at risk of electrocution from uncovered wires. says that when the summer months hit the roof will make temperatures inside the house unbearable he says he feels abandoned with no other option but to hope for a better future. and we are joined now here in the studio by i even him who filed that report for us from jordan welcome to the program i mean we know i mean you spoke with a lot of people but you spoke especially with sanitation workers who really felt the impact of these cuts you know what were the conditions of the camp that you visited and what were their assessments sure i mean i think the most striking thing about these camps especially palestinian refugee camps in the middle east is that
they don't feel like camps anymore these look like more or less permanent structures with actual concrete buildings and things of that sort so there's a there's a general feeling of desperation of being forgotten of being ignored of being neglected by the world that's the general feeling in the camp anybody you talk to will tell you this will tell you you know this camp my my family has been here for generations for decades and we've sort of been forgotten of course the camps have always been poor but these cuts last year have just exacerbated the problem and the sanitation is just one aspect one aspect of the problem one for these workers i mean you have to understand these jobs when robbing an employer was a source of empowerment for them it gave them economic empowerment they felt they not only were there serving their community they were also earning an income for their families so of course this has such a psychologically negative effect on an already psychologically damaged or psychologically suffering population so in that sense it has this dual effect on the residents so i mean that's the situation in jordan help out at their u.n.
camps in the region so i know it is. a big organizations and when it was established in one thousand forty nine it had about seven hundred fifty thousand palestinian refugees to two to care of by now there are about five million and they're spread between syria lebanon jordan the gaza strip and the and the and the west bank in jordan we've seen these effects but in a place like the gaza strip which is under a blockade there will provide even a lot more basic services that would otherwise not be provided such as you can. and health care and they're also you've had much more massive cuts in employment just they've had to for example not renew the contract for about a thousand employees in the gaza strip and some of the programs that have had to been cut in a place like that are mental health mental health care issues programs pardon in the gaza strip it's a place under blockade for almost ten years now so you can imagine that in jordan
while in jordan they are indeed suffering because of the cuts elsewhere. the owner was on there with cuts have been felt as well especially in the gaza strip ok well monitoring the situation there for us on the ground we thank you so much did every report i in for him who just got back from jordan we appreciate it it's. finland social democrats have won a narrow victory in the country's parliamentary elections beating their populist rivals the finns party by just two tenths of a percent social democrats scored seventeen point seven percent of the vote to secure forty seats in the country's legislature far short of the one hundred one seats needed for a majority that now leaves the party leader on t.v. now a daunting challenge of building a coalition if he is to become the country's first left wing prime minister in more than twenty years. then learn social democrats celebrating their victory in sunday's parliamentary elections even though their win came with the slightest
possible margin one single seat. i feared i would be a party i. i i. i i i i i for finland social democrats the thrill of victory could soon be replaced by the bleak reality of trying to form a governing coalition that's due to the. showing of you see how the hose on to immigration fins party who came in second five just one seat that to that the poor performance of the center party the social democrats could have a hard time putting together center left coalition making it a bittersweet victory for the party's leader and even a. bit like yourself it's quite difficult to say what really happened for some reason the fins party managed to get their voters out on election
day and this is what we saw during the elections it's clear that the political field has changed and now we have equal size parties and finish society this is a european phenomenon. and indeed europe has been looking closely at finland's election it's being seen by many as a bellwether for how euro skeptic populist parties could fare in next month's european parliamentary elections the finns party is part of an alliance of the could become the strongest faction in the european parliament and could radically change e.u. policies on migration families and the environment. are not the final season of the international hit t.v. show game of thrones has finally arrived the show is a medieval fantasy set among warring families it has won multiple awards for the broadcaster h.b.o. and earned tens of millions of fans worldwide the plot details of the eight series
of the show and have it is a tight secret that fans are hoping to find out who will survive and who will end up on the iron for all of. that coming. at spring invalided of you scott roxboro who is joining us from our culture desk and bob says got no spoilers here please because some of us like myself have not yet seen it but what can we expect from season number eight. yeah you know i did see the first episode of season number eight last night but no spoilers promised. it's great though this this season i mean it's bringing together all the strands if you know game of thrones you know there's a dozens and dozens of plot strands of the last years they're all going to be brought together in this final season and i imagine a bit like a like a chessboard they're sort of setting up all the pieces you've got the good queen danny and the evil queen search see and their armies and then the dead king from the north with his armies of white walkers this is all going to come together in
basically an endgame of the most epic television series ever made it's going to all unfold the next six weeks and i think i'm not alone in saying i just can't wait now because i mean like you know a lot of people around the world they were trying to watch the show last night at the surface are actually crashing when we've heard reported on this show i mean it's fanbase it's really a global phenomenon isn't it. oh yeah very much so i mean the sort of rough estimates are probably better but one hundred million people are going to watch this final season which is at least double the audience size of the next biggest television series worldwide i mean it's interesting because i think nowadays television comes to atomize you know we're all watching our own little series or streaming our own little series in our own separate little groups i mean i think game of thrones is the final last great watercooler show the final show that almost everybody watches and everybody sees at the same time and all talks about at the same time that's really unique in this stage season eight as we've mentioned it is
the last one why has game of thrones been so successful and what would you say the legacy is. yeah i think game of thrones was unique because it was the first series that really took over the epic storytelling style that we'd only seen before in big blockbuster films because because their budget they spent i mean this season is going to cost ninety million dollars fifteen million dollars per episode completely . unheard of sums they created this epic storytelling that i said we only see before a blockbuster films and that set a new bar and it's going to end with with with game of thrones i mean amazon has famously now said they're going to do the lord the rings as a t.v. series and spend almost maybe up to a billion dollars making that steven spielberg is going to make his first t.v. series for apple and even game of thrones itself this season will be the end of this story but they've already announced h.b.o. has already announced they're going to do a prequel series set thousands of years before which will star nobody wants one of
the lead roles so while game of thrones this version of game of thrones is coming to an end this era of epic t.v. that they started is going to keep going it's got rock star from v.w. culture thank you. you feel let's return now to our breaking news story german prosecutors have charged the volkswagens former c.e.o. martin winterkorn with fraud it's over his part of the diesel emissions test cheating scandal but in gold volkswagen and other carmakers went to court as the first auto company. boss to be charged over that scandal here in germany. and on the story for us is gary hart out first from d.w. business i mean what does this mean for winterkorn what does this mean for v.w. trophy w it's a it's a never ending story and it comes back to haunt montevideo who stepped down in the middle of the scandal released too late as some people say prosecutors now charged him personally as well with serious fraud that is not to be taken lightly they say
he knew in those step down and when you the fifteen you knew very early on what was going on that the cheating devices were used and then pretended that they were not used he said there wouldn't. be used if you w. and then he also supported the family's support of actions of courting to prosecutors actions to obscure. via software updates want v.w. exactly had done before the fundies that don't it comes on top of personal. his personal liability in the u.s. as well the f.c.c. has moved. him personally as well just four weeks ago for similar charges so it's not going to be an easy ride for a long legal legal battle presumably ahead of him but again just to reiterate he is the first auto company boss to be charged over this scandal in germany the heart of hers on the story for us thank you. well now tiger
woods has kept an astonishing career comeback winning the u.s. masters his first major golf title in eleven years many doubted if woods would ever be competitive again after personal troubles and for back surgery is the american shot seventeen in the first round to finish on thirteen under par and sparked scenes of wild celebration of the augusta national he claimed his fifth green jacket and fifteenth major he's now just three majors short of equalling jack nicklaus's record of it could have had. more drama. than what we hope we all had out there and who nine or emboldened. the sufis or. just to come back here and to play as well as i did and did all the things all the little things well this week. and to do it here this is that so much to me my family this tournament. to have everyone here
it's something i'll never ever feel and i wasn't just tiger woods he was overcome by that historic moment former u.s. president barack obama himself an avid golfer was blown away by tiger's performance he wrote the following on twitter congratulations tiger to come back and win the masters after all the highs and lows of the testament to excellent grette and determination tiger's comeback literally also moving serena williams to tears the tennis star tweeting this is greatness like no other knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you did today wow congrats a million times i am so inspired thank you. meantime in other news the australian rugby union international israel folau has been sacked after his latest homophobic post on social media folau who has seventy three international caps posted a memo on instagram it's a big gay people would go to hell unless they can't rugby australia said that the
thirty year old had breached his code of conduct. folau who is a fundamentalist christian has forty eight hours to accept or feel the sanction escaped punishment after making similar comments last. this is g w news up next the challenges for rwandan refugees were trying to calm that incident global three thousand thank you so much for joining us here at the w. i'm sorry kelly or led straight to.
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