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and work together for a better future and. see for yourself. in 60 minutes. what secrets lie behind these moments. find out you know our city experience and explore fascinating blonde cultural heritage sites. the d w world heritage 360 you feel. this is africa coming up in the next 15 minutes mahdi's have the soul is struck with heavy flooding leaving at least 15 people dates we have a report from paul with many families have been left homeless off the rains damaged their houses. and on the international day against homophobia we talk to an algae activist of efforts to break down discrimination against gays and lesbians in
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uganda. in giving over wheels a new diet we need the prison for years to turning the other rubbish into snazzy sandals. i'm christine when the welcome to news africa i'm glad you're tuned in at least 15 people have died in mali's capital bamako off to flash flood struck the city destroying homes and property the government says teams have been deployed to rescue those left homeless and has urged caution from residents but the residents themselves have been slow to react in a country susceptible to flooding. the flood waters came when these people were sleeping they didn't have chance to think about saving their
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possessions the trencher rain falling overnight in bamako in the space of just 5 hours. these women were lucky to escape with their lives some didn't. we lost all our stuff the water take everything away everything we had 4 people died in our family. people here are blaming local authorities for the flood damage they say rubbish was left to build up that clogged strains in rivers preventing the flood water from flowing away. government ministers have visited the area many are critical of what they see is planning and the poor response after all the start of the rainy season is relatively predictable. for me this is a warning for us residents the government only comes after the damage is done. we need to protect lives and we need to be cleaner. it's because of the rubbish that
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overflowed into the river. but nothing more than. ministers who came promise to send vehicles to drive us somewhere for the night. they say they'll do everything they can we're just here waiting for the. bamako with it's 3 and a half 1000000 people and it's one of the world's fastest growing cities along with the people comes a trail of rubbish. this is the consequence of the government's failure to deal with waste residents left to clean up the mess. ok today is the international day against homophobia it's a day that activists use to raise awareness of rights violations against the gay lesbian and bisexual community in africa 35 countries have laws punishing homosexual acts ranging from life imprisonment in gambia and tens anea and the death penalty in countries like sudan and somalia now in recent years many
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governments on the question is have been accused of supporting the persecution off homosexuals one of those is uganda where amnesty international says the country's community is commonly harassed and silenced by the government and now we're going to talk to an l g b t campaign an advocate they in a moment but 1st let's listen to what people on the streets of kampala have to say about homosexuality the government of uganda should create a safe space for people who have the traits of homosexual viable most sexually tv's be uneasy and all those who are maybe maybe quia but i think they should create for them it's safe space exactly or not because. you cannot compare month to month when that is. man to woman good shouldn't have created a man and a woman to have a living society tomorrow i know is there will be no one see what good are you
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gonna what you know i don't like it's a tool when people support him his sexuality in uganda ugandans watching us we do not like it when we support homosexuality which is really bad i usually see them visit the prime minister and i'm told they want to meet the president i really don't support homosexuals a.b.c.'s going to see what they're like america to me i don't recommend them i don't recall many of. those individuals being part of us but is there any part of us who also can't get rid of them but those they shouldn't be something that would be their policy to say they should be fired which formalizes it by the country we've been my guest today is one of uganda's most prominent advocates for. rights frank will be the direct healthy organizations sexual minorities uganda he joins me now from a compiler welcome to africa frank you live in uganda as an openly gay man what is that like. for any living in uganda openly
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to. see very many charitable 172 people really do treat her. people period very english and a friend and oh oh oh you can get remarried very free country free not only free you can share in people share in sail. all over our area we are afraid to sleep more and. so. you're. afraid you're involved in a lot of advocacy are you seeing any improvements in the situation for gay and lesbian people in your kind. and perhaps an african more widely. where this is all i don't see much progress. do you noticed in
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the fall of user experience 102 on the storm i pretend. to straight you know. we punish. the. strong woman but if you come there and you take care. of this movie on video and you can come to concord come in for christmas break the. progress we've. got getting you get a mortgage to pay for some of you for example to. the contrary he's not. going as well for being. active if you are if you are rated by the 22 year to be. frank it i don't hold looking today at a discussing that it's your homophobia but in the african context is that teaching
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tolerance or trying to get to people takes septal the sexuality which of the choice strategies would be more effective than the african content. one strategy of trying to get people. to talk. 1 all the you know that are you shortage people in your country. changing them maybe over the water because you get oil out of 5 people who are only going to pay 32 an image problem and even get a very. few good. things going to india or some of these jews are changing the health of the middle people is mike small businesses are getting struck you can. see the only who should be. ok algae
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b.c. advocates frank mugisha income pal uganda for us thank you. thank you so much. and on this story is in cameroon way environmentalist have expressed concern over the effects in property discord to tie as have on the environment now and upcycling project with input from prison and is giving old wheels new life. worn out and discarded car tires they litter the environment and can release toxic chemicals into the water. but day cameroon's capital there's no public refuse service that officially takes care of recycling. where other people see problems civil society activists christian casey solutions he has local youths collect the old tires providing a purposeful activity for the young people because the scrap tires are considered
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a raw material for new products. a lot of people culturally believe it just has to be burned so we are also using these a sort of what he did to say that is them that we can give to these tires which would be more durable which would not affect our environment. the tires are transported to a business partner about 20 miles outside. its a prison here inmates who refer to themselves as prison for new oars produce sandals out of the old tires it takes about 4 hours to make one pair and 7 flip flops can be made out of a normal size tire we're not allowed to interview the prisoners but the project is seen as an opportunity for rehabilitation and it's helping solve an environmental problem at the same time you know engaged many prisons we saw the process of transforming tie is firstly as an effort to protect the environment as an effort to support you know the global conversation on climate change and we saw the inmates
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in prison as the 1st community we can talk because a lot of people abandon them but they have time they need people to give them an opportunity to transform. eventually the rubber tires become fashionable professional looking products christian laiki hopes to market them under the prison brand creative skills for peace a project for young violent offenders they're sold internationally for around $35.00 euros a pair the inmates receive more than 50 percent of the profit the rest is divided between the prison and the state. we want to build a big market because it is part of the called the ground which is the branding of the products that we produce from prisons and we are hoping that you know nationalities acclaimed we are hoping that this young people in prison is able to be financially empowered and how they need to be able to you know make a life out of these. the sandals are also available here in cameroon of course
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for somewhat less than on the international market christian personally seeks out customers slowly the locals are buying the idea of a co friendly items made by prisoners. it's a one of a product and i love it and the reason for that because like ahead is me from prison it's never the prison business meeting so we used to push them to tell them that we have the police and. the tires to sandals project was driven by a passion for his dedication and efforts christian made the 2017 africa youth awards the last of the 100 most influential young africans and in 2018 he was named the luxembourg peace prize as an outstanding youth peacemaker and that is it from. africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and a facebook page in sudan protests still camped outside the military headquarters
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today we'll leave you with pictures of him holding friday prayers at that time i back. if you ever have to cover up a murder best way is to make an accident. raring to. never read a book like this. mr jermyn street. belonging
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