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obama were going full out 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. because of the rubbish that overflowed into the river. but i think what. ministers who came to 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 them when. bamako with its 3 and a half 1000000 people is 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 for rights violations against the gay
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lesbian and bisexual community in africa $35.00 countries have lowest punishing homa 6 elects ranging from life imprisonment in gambia and 10 zinnia and the death penalty in countries like sudan and somalia in recent years many governments on the continent have been accused off 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 police 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 homosexuality and it's be uneasy and all those may be may be quite yeah but i think they should create for them is safe space instructor not views. you cannot compare month to month when
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that is. month woman 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 gonna what you notice i don't like it's a tool when people support homosexuality in uganda ugandans watching us we do not like it when we support homosexuality it 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. i'm going to see what you know what they're going to come back to me i don't recommend them i don't recall many 1000 both individuals being part of what i think they already but of us also can't get rid of them but those they shouldn't be something that would be their party see to say they should be party 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 director off the organization
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sexual minorities uganda he joins me now from campolo welcome to africa frank you live in uganda as an openly gay man what is that like. our environment. in uganda openly to. see very many challenges one of the children who killed or. her. evil peers very english and a friend and 00000 people getting very very free countries through not only referring to sherry sherry until. you leave. for our lawyer we are sorry we need more. surrender. here you do you. a frank you're involved in a lot of advocacy are you seeing any improvements in the situation for gay and
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lesbian people in your can. perhaps in africa more widely. where this is all i don't see much progress. to you know least in the fall it is already extremely convoluted to be so much pretend. to straighten out. the. strong movement that has come there and to take charge and to slowly have this morning on video and you can see the concorde coming up in for clinton. for free speech. on the. gun but getting even more gets to some of you. he's not. going as well for be a phobia actually if you are if you are
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a defendant plenty. just to be. frank it and all those looking today discussing that it's your homophobia but in the african context is a teaching tolerance or trying to get to people takes it toll the sexuality which of the 3 strategies would be more effective than the african content. instructed you try to get people. to talk. all the you know that if you've been struck which you know and you're going to go to the. gym to get me over the water because you get we're going to find people who are for them on a 3 to an image problem and even. if you get a little face. into using you know some of these jews were chanting to have them into people is much more who is i mean i'm struck you can. give.
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us some you get a complete the only who shouldn't be. ok algy be the advocate frank mugisha in company has gotten to for us thank you. thank you so much. and on this story isn't cameroon way environmentalist have expressed concern over the effects in property discarded tie ins have on the environment now end up cycling project with input from prison is this giving old wheels new life. worn out and discarded car tires they litter the environment and can release toxic chemicals into the water. but in your own day cameroon's capital there's no public refuse service that officially takes care of recycling. where other people see
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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 a grow material for new products. a lot of people culturally believe it just has to be burned so we are also using these are sort of what you do to say that is then that we can give it to these tires which would be more durable which would affect our environment. the tires are transported to a business partner about 20 miles outside. it's a prison here in mates who refer to themselves as prison for a 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
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problem at the same time you know engage many prisons we saw the process of transforming tires 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 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 helps 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 beautiful big market because it is part of the called the grand which is the branding of the products that we produce from prisons and we're hoping that you know. we're hoping that this young people in
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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 for somewhat less than on the international market christian personally seeks customers slowly the locals are buying the idea of eco friendly items made by prisoners. it's one of the production i love it and the reason for that because like i had. in 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 nicky made the 2017 africa youth awards the last of the 100 most influential young africans and in 28 he was named
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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 is all still camped outside the military headquarters today will be there with pictures of them holding friday prayers at that time i back. journey through tom from germany's provisional capital in bonn to its current
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capital in berlin. today i want to invite you to join me on a tour of 70 years of history together while discover what the giraffe has to do with the country's constitution and told her visit the places and locations that tell the story of post-war germany. next d.w. . some time in the 26 to you my great granddaughter people are. put with the world be like in your life time in around half a century. when i was there were 3000000000 people you will share the planet with 9000000000. your world
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will be around 2 degrees warmer. inevitably sea levels rise by at least one meter some tree. root going to have some climate impacts will turn greater responsibility. it's really frightening more trouble ahead. why aren't people more concerned. starts with 31st d.w. . the cup. this
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square and this building has witnessed history. the grand gilded flight of stairs has led major statesman and to bomb city hall and why bomb well for 40 years it was the capital of the german federal republic this edition of check in is a journey through time in 2019 the german federal republic celebrates its 70th anniversary it all started here and bonn when the german constitution was passed in may 949. today i want to invite you to join me on a tour of 70 years of history from germany's provisional capital bonn all the way to the current capital berlin together we'll discover what a giraffe pressed to do with a country's constitution or basic law as it's known here and we'll revisit the
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places and locations that tell the story of post-war germany. we take you to bonds museum of german history. we kept an open air film and berlin government quarter. and we share of viewer video sent in from the hague seat of the dutch government. to kick things off i'm taking a walk down bond's path of democracy along the route you'll come across the alex and the colonel's museum. john was heavily involved in world war 2 so there weren't enough. venues in the city for officials to meet when it became the new capital the parliamentary council got together in this natural history museum to draft a basic law for post-war germany now the country's constitution. is like that.
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this is where all the important people gather. dark clothes it was all very grand and formal. the base of an orchestra performed that was the day i know was asked to create a government and draw up the basic law. but it was already i mean you see him back then and was. yes it was this is always been a museum and their voice been lots of stuffed animals standing around they all had to be removed for the ceremony back then the problem was that one animal could not be removed the big giraffe. so the taxidermists didn't do a great job. and they were worried that if they moved it it might fall apart. there are wonderful old photos of all
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the people sitting here all very serious and ceremonial with a giraffe appearing over their shoulder is. a sure thing. so what exactly was the basic law in the fields here and bonded cleared interim capital of the federal republic of germany you'll find out in an overview of the 1st decades after the war displayed and bonds house of history. it was helmut kohl's idea to create this museum of modern german history which opened in 1900. its permanent exhibition is entitled our history germany's since $945.00. with the approval of the basically constitution the federal republic of germany on.

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