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this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes protesters in sudan at the end there of course for a general strike off the talks with the ministry to install a civilian government collapse also on the program. this situation in zimbabwe keeps getting. for the ordinary person this is a bag of fuel increases the hopkins twice praised for months back and forth from zimbabwe where the economy is said to be in its most dire state since 2008 inflation sold to 500 percent. and one of africa's most influential alton's has died it was. mission to change the way the world perceives the continent we'll be talking about these legacy and l g b t f. binyavanga is there 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 boats to visit bold l.g.b. take you past in the country. i'm christine wonderwall come to the news africa i'm glad you are too did we begin in sudan where protests have called for a general strike the. talks with the military to install a civilian government in the transition period collapse protesters were again camped outside the ministry headquarters of the 2 chanting revolutionary snow gets . i'm going to sleep on the side is escalating things step by step civil disobedience and strike action the moment of no deal to the sudanese people should go around the city don't. pose no more pressure on the military council to give the full authority i don't mean to diminish the crowded. that is a quote we demand
a civilian lead also routine and we needed to soon as possible we are against delaying the transition to a civilian lead author is he. was recently in sudan reporting there she joins me now to make sense of the latest developments and thank you for coming in so last week we were sold the ministry and the places leaders have reached an agreement and that announcement was imminent 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 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 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 these details that we're now seeing a disagreement basically the military wants the 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 this is still camped outside of the military his courses now they're a ping dad 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 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 the negotiations so far it's basically made up of a group of of union street 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 would be 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 a get this in here so they've been calling on you to support his since that is on leaders from egypt and the like 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 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. thank you. next story is in zimbabwe where the government has again hiked the fuel price this time by up to 47 percent now when the government did so a few months ago protests erupted in the country privileged reports. 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 every day in every way the fuel is not readily available this has had a ripple effect across the economy because prices of goods and services have gone
out shopping with ca's are feeling the pinch because salaries have not gone up to match the increases that are happening in the economy government say that it is working on a comprehensive package to relieve the 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 into our 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 others to see our power do you want to or like what our president in zimbabwe is 75 so i was 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. always used the word africa or darkness all safari in your title with the opening was of his seminal essay how to write about africa but another of his wits was groundbreaking for the kenyan. i am a homosexual mom with the upfront title of binyavanga why name is bombshell short story in 2014 wynonna wrote the tale for his late mother as an imagined last chapter to his 2011 memoirs while that accounted failed to mention his 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 of dignity there's nobody. in the spirit there's nobody was a beast to them anymore right now i'm quite for somebody saying. whatever 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 a cheap easy way to score points because you always need gangs way every human being has a gun into the me you. when you're frank 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 you've been given the white knight and i personally did every africa's one joins me now from good to see you you knew him personally and you know changing the narrative of how people here 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 to my view that 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 in eve he really went in 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 you nor the always 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 something about somebody who they can no doubt electorally legend but he also meant a lot to people in the community he became an activist for the offer 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 about 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. 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 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 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 hand 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 whole that he has left it's carriage already there just go out and do you what those words will leave it there one to morrow from did the africa thank you. and that's we will leave it for today as always you can catch all our news and stories on our website and facebook page i'm on twitter at work with 7 always keen to hear what you think about the stories that we cover and perhaps even the stories that we should be covering the next time i buy. plane. to.
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