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because i tried to do it exactly maybe an hour a day my name of the uninsured and i work back to your. 2 living. room for the want your link to exceptional stories and discussion on the use of these each our website debbie that comes much to join us on facebook. for. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes protests. after the end 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 and for the ordinary person this is. fuel
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increases. twice sprays for months. to be in its most dire state since 2008 insolation sold to 500000000 percent. and one of africa's most influential. it was. mission to change the way the world perceives the continent well. he's. been ever goes so much more profound especially at this time because he has for the longest time been one of the greatest icons as well as one of the most visible take you past in the country. news africa i'm glad you're 2 did we begin ensued. we have protest leaders have
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called for a general strike the call comes as talks with the military to install a civilian government in the transition period collapsed protesters were again camped outside the ministry headquarters to chanting revolutionary snow gets. the articles it was not is escalating things step by step civil disobedience and strike action the moment of no you would seek out the sudanese people should go aren't as they did on april the 6 shots to put them all pressure on the military council to give us the full authority. to minister to the funding. that in a civil war we demand a civilian little authority and we needed to soon as possible we are against delaying the transition to a civilian lead author is he. was recently in. reporting there she joins me now to make sense of the latest developments thank you for coming in so last week we were sold that the military in the places leaders have reached an agreement and that announcement was imminent and now we're being told that the
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talks have faulted what happened so as you as you mentioned about a week ago the military and 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 protesters these were the 3 main agreements and then they said that there would be more sessions that would then iron out the exact details and it is in b.'s 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 were dirty 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 still camped outside of the military his courses now there. and they're talking about civil disobedience or about
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a general strike presumably that's put more pressure on the military but what is really a tale basically means that all professional unions that have signed up. to participate in this general strike with would stop working and sudanese professionals association which has spearheaded the protest movement in a way and also been the negotiations so far it's basically made up of a group of 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 the 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 that would put pressure on the military to perhaps compromise on this point that we talked about ok very quickly get this in here so
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they've been calling on you to suppose he says that it is on leaders from egypt in the next saudi arabia to stop interfering in the places of these legitimate concerns of the of 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 to do to to 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
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time by up to 47 percent now when the government gets a few months ago protests erupted in the country he'd have news privileged 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 a feeling the pinch because salaries have not gone up to match the increases that are happening in the economy governments say that 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
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government says it is ready to deal with those coming in the government is killing us with what do they want as young people to do we're suffering. from government this government has failed they're not capable they should leave it to other us to see our power you want to overlay what are present in zimbabwe 75 sometimes 25 doesn't have a job but the president who is 75 is earning more and more for his family. now tributes have been pouring in to the award winning kenyan author and gay rights activist binyavanga white knight who has died in nairobi after an illness he was just 40 will always use the word africa darkness all 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
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a homosexual mom was the upfront title binyavanga why name is bond show short story in 2014 wynonna wrote the tale for his late mother as he mentioned last chapter to his 2011 memoirs about accounted fail to mention the sexuality he's coming out pulled no punches. so i just come in i came up because i'm just like you know people have dignity all people of dignity there's nobody. in the spirit is nobody was a beast of a man who was right now i'm quite famous somebody saying. you know how ever you want to see it right but don't come with stones and sticks and laws. 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
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gay rights activism he wasn't afraid of criticizing homophobic african leaders so when the people in the braids and there was putting about you and you know you're going to lose an election you'll find loud noises zimbabwe more garbage. what's a cheap easy way to score points because you always need gangs right every human being has a bit of guns they mean him. to whine 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 the person he did over the african 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
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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 a letter to granta. about how to write about africa and eat he really went about this to a typical ways in which everything 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 orange 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 that 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 call a literally legend but he also meant a lot to people in the community he became an activist for there after he came out
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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 christian 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 about it 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 but you probably referred to him on
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a 1st name basis how would here what do you think how would how would he like to be remembered let me say how i would like to remember him to be honest because i knew him as a presence you know as an enigma you walk into a room and there's been a 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 quality literary magazine that he founded also had like a baby which was the quietly 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 on the hole that he has left it's carriage. just go out and do you
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what those words will leave it there. the africa thank you. and that's we will leave it for today as always you can catch all our news stories on our website and facebook page i'm on twitter at 7 always keen to hear what you think about the stories that we cover and perhaps even the stories that we should be covering. i'm not laughing at the germans because somebody found but they said nothing with the. i think deep into german culture. nudity we take that as grandma day oh do you suppose it's cold out there i'm rachel join me for me to get the bungee jumping
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course. league idea what's become of it and what he would look like tomorrow. gets ready for an in-depth look at european elections. the key issues for european voters and give him a much of the rest of the. expert discussions comprehensive reports voters choose. the european elections on may 26th to w. o welcome to the world of. let's see what's coming up. for downton abbey fans the wait is almost over we've got a look at the upcoming movie. the prize winning russian designed
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distinctive slums. share their hopes and fears for europe's future c c c. what you eat the saying goes and how and what we did to place in society this is the subject of an unusual exhibition at the victoria and albert museum in london a critical look at the politics and culture of food it's an absolute necessity for his old to survive but we need to rethink what we eat. as part of the exhibition food bigger than the plate video artists honey and bunny take on the topic of table manners questioning the way people in the european union manipulate their knives and forks. in from for the video and that we have 500000000
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democratic citizens but we're all trying to eat like the queen of england there's a certain absurdity to that cultural rules define and dominate our lives to a massive degree.

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