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opinion polls told close. to. close in effect one incident in which called. for new british strategy read fraud to understand what they are told from her. district. on the eve of her new spiritual. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes protesters in sudan at the ends meet they're all fools for a general strike off the talks with the ministry to install a civilian government collapse also on the program. the situation in zimbabwe keeps getting tough. for the ordinary person this is a brand of fuel increases. like you know sprays for months that the fallout from some vile. states would be in its most dire state since 2008
inflation sold to 520 and percent. and one of africa's most influential office has died it was. mission to change the way the world perceives the continent will be talking about these pretty legacy and. binyavanga is so much more profound especially at this time because he knew house for the longest time being one of the greatest icons as well as one of the most visible take you present in the country. i'm christine window while comes the news africa i'm glad to did we begin in sudan where protests anita's have called for a general strike. talks with the military to install a civilian government in the. period collapse protesters were again camped outside
the ministry headquarters of the 2 chanting revolutionary snow gets. the car the city side is escalating things step by step civil disobedience and strike action the moment of no real sick of the sudanese people should go aren't a pool of 6 more pressure on the military council to give us the full authority. similar to the kind. that in the civil war we demand a civilian led or thorazine and we needed to soon as possible we are against delaying the transition to a civilian lead author it's he. was recently in suits and reporting there she joins me now to make sense of the latest developments thank you for coming in so last week we were told that the ministry in the places leaders had reached an agreement and that an announcement was imminent and now we're being told that the talks have faulted what happened so as you as you mentioned about a week ago the military and the declaration of freedom and change forces said that
they had reached an agreement basically for the brushstrokes of the transitional period that it would be 3 years that it would be headed by a council that would be led by a mixture of military and civilians and that there would also be a committee that would look into the targeting of protests are these were the 3 main agreements and then they said that there would be more sessions that would be an irony of the exact details and it is in these details that we're now seeing a disagreement basically the military wants but this sovereign council which would need the transitional period to be majority military and the civilians say that they want to be majority civilian and for it to be headed by a civilian and not a military leader and it seems that on this particular point neither sides will make a compromise right right so we've seen places to still camped outside of the military his courses now they're upping the ante and they're talking about civil disobedience sort of on general strike presumably that's put more pressure on the military but what is really a tale. basically it means that all professional unions that have signed up. to
participate in this general strike which would stop working and students professionals association which has spearheaded the protest movement in a way and also the negotiations so far it's basically made up of. a group of union street unions professional. associations and they're hoping over the past couple of hours and days also trying to get as many professional associations to sign up to strike the strike as possible for them this is this was the last card they had always said that the sudanese professional association has said that you know they have chosen the nonviolent path and their only way of resisting is what they called revolutionary escalation and that means sit ins and strikes hoping that would put pressure on the military to perhaps compromise on this point that we talked about ok very quickly get the scene here so they've been calling on you to suppose this is that is on leaders from egypt and the like saudi arabia to stop
interfering in the places of these legitimate concerns of the on the persians these are very legitimate concerns especially that you have gulf countries like saudi arabia and the u.a.e. actual financial commitments to them to the military and to sudan and transferring money into sudanese. banks egypt since the removal of ahmed bashir has been trying to act as a broker with the african union for example and reaching striking a deal to try to give the military council some time to to to hand power with that being said it is obvious that these countries are interfering perhaps more on the side of the military than the protesters because they do have an interest in having their allies remain in power all right. jim thank you. next story is in zimbabwe where the government has again hiked the fuel price this time by up to 47 percent now in the government it's a few months ago protests erupted in the country he'd have news professional
reports on how. this situation in zimbabwe keeps getting tighter and tighter for the ordinary person this is at the back of fuel increases that have happened twice in the space of 4 months queues evident everywhere the fuel is not readily available this has a head a ripple effect across the economy because prices of goods and services have gone out shopping with ca's feeling the pinch because salaries have not gone up to match the increases that are happening in the economy government says it is working on a comprehensive package to relieve their way because the last time when it happened there were demonstrations that erupted throughout the country but this time the government says it is ready to deal with those coming in to our government is killing us with what do they want as young people to do we're suffering. from
government yet this government has failed they're not capable they should leave it to others yeah what do you want to or like what our president in zimbabwe is 75 sometimes 25 doesn't have a job but the president who's $75.00 is earning more and more for his family. now tributes have been pouring in to the award winning kenyan author and gay rights activist being a white knight who has died in nairobi after an illness he was just 48 always used the word africa or darkness or safari in your title with the opening words of his seminal essay how to write about africa but another of his wits was groundbreaking for the kenyan. i am a homosexual mom was the upfront title of binyavanga why 9 is bomb show short story
in 2014 wynonna wrote the tale for his late mother as he mentioned last chapter to his 2011 memoirs while that's accounted fail to mention the sexuality he's coming out pulled no punches. so i just i came up because i was like you know people have dignity all people have dignity there's nobody. in the spirit there's nobody was a beast of them anymore right now i'm quite famous somebody saying you're not in your how ever you want to see it right but don't come with stones and sticks and laws re why naina was already one of kenya's most renowned writers when he won the caine prize for african writing in 2002 the award propelled him to world prominence in 2014 time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people for his gay rights activism he wasn't afraid of criticizing homophobic african leaders so when the people in the streets braids and their whispering about you and you
know you're going to lose an election you'll find loud noises zimbabwe mugabi. we are what's achieved is the richest corporations because you always need gangs right every human being has a gun needs to mean him. when you're drunk a white man as passing comes just days before kenya's high court is due to rule on the abolition of colonial era anti-gay laws not only will he missed that last year he said he planned to marry his boyfriend in south africa now the 2 will not have their wedding. my next guest new big white knight personally africa's one joins me now from good to see you didn't knew him personally and you know changing the narrative of how people view the continent meant so much to say and why was this the case. he was a pan african east fast and foremost he thought of both the continent broadly and was unafraid differently as a matter of fact when he was just
a student in 1904 he wrote letters to granta. about how to write about africa and in each he really went in about this to a typical ways in which africa was being presented or in different text not just in the media but also in books by people who visited the continent and to nor the owner was painted yellow or sunset and he just you know confronts this 2 types and then just shortly after he founded the. magazine literary magazine which allowed young people to express express themselves in their with that they knew how in the language saying that they spoke very commonly in the streets of nairobi ok so we're talking somebody about somebody who can no doubt electorally legend but he also meant a lot to people in the l g b t community he became an activist for their after he came out himself and i wonder you know he was sort of like embraced by the
community global community but he had a hard time at home in kenya didn't. yes he did because you have to understand christine that kenya is what you would call a religious country so this means that the laws that are there currently that people use. or observers use to infringe on the human rights of people are what have been contested over the last couple of years we have reported a vote but it being a very religious country means that people don't care so much about human rights or about the fact that he has done so much more and that he's identity is not just a sexual identity even though that is clearly a big part of who he is or he was right and you got to know him in your life you worked with him you probably referred to him on a 1st name basis how would hear what do you think how would how would he like to be remembered it let me say how i would like to remember here to be honest because i
knew him as a presence you know as an enigma you walk into a room and these being you know is there only garvey you know is there and we did share many many spaces together i was honored in this way but also like i mentioned earlier the choir literary magazine that he founded also had like a baby which was the choir the open mike and it was there that i got to perform that i got to hold my writing skills that i got to meet other creatives in nairobi and also our own and it also allowed the young people not just within the nairobi which is the capital but also outside of the capital to find a way to express themselves so when i think of being out living and the hole that he has left it's carriage. just go out and do you what those words will leave it they went to. africa.
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