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we're going to have some climate impact returns greater risk you know. it's really frightening. why aren't people more concerned. the 1st d.w. . this is d.w. news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes it's not ok to be game safe kenya's high court a bill for kenya l g b t activist says 3 judges reject a bid to strike down goals which criminalize homosexuality saying the ban does not contravene basic rights in the kenyan constitution. eritrea marks 28 years since gaining independence from neighboring ethiopia will need some young era trains to fear what they say is
a brutal dictatorship. i'm christine wonderwall come to news africa i'm glad you're choosing day in kenya as high court has unanimously refused to strike down laws which criminalize gay 6 in a packed courtroom the 3 justices justify their decision say the pitch had failed to prove that the provisions are discriminatory now kenyan l g b t activist brought the case all doing that the kenyan constitution forbids discrimination directly all in directly against any person on any ground law dates back to the british colonial era and makes homosexual acts punishable with up to 14 years in prison now one of those a petition is is l g b t x of this. she joins me
now from nairobi welcome to day w f rococo you a present in that courtroom just your reaction to the decision today. ok hello christine. i'll creative's disappointed about the decision that was made today in the courtroom. the hearing we're having was about basically security as l g b t q you know community and in our society. we live under constant threat if not actual violence over and and there are court ruling if it went away would have been able to give us some sense of security in that it would have invalidated attacks on our part. carried out in the belief that we are somehow wrong and. contrary to the law of man and of nature. so the fact that you didn't go our way was incredibly disappointing incredibly discouraging and.
something i really didn't hope to see right. now we are what does this mean for the l.g.b. see community in kenya and perhaps address the issue of homophobia in the country. it's not just something that needs to be tackled from a legal perspective is it but in broad society how reflective is this judgment of what kenyan society thinks about l g b t community. well what it means for the edgy beauty community is that we have to keep fighting we have to keep going and. we have to keep paying our space and showing people are humanity so that they understand that we are just like they are that we are equal in our humanity we are the same and we are no real threats to them just by being who we are. when it comes to cañon society there is a certain sense of homophobia like i said it's
a very patriarchal community so. this idea of queerness of being other of being different. elicits your notice and in many in many situations you are threatened because they do try to. it's not something that's normal so it's a threat they feel like they feel threatened by our presence because it's so foreign to them and so that's that's a threat that we receive from society in that they try to control us in that sense . ok that's. the activist we did in nairobi thank you thank you. eritrea is celebrating 28 years off nationhood today the east african country gained its independence off to a 30 year long war with forces from neighboring ethiopia and that ended in 1901 but
the 2 sides only signed a peace deal last year peace all too often eritrea the chance to rebuild but human rights watch says the record remains one of the worst in the world. now eritrea is a one party state and it's only had one president who's ruled the country since independence in 1903 is say as of wiki is a form of freedom fighter he presents himself as a modest man but stands accused of severe human rights violations his country has never held elections has no constitution no official budget and 0 thems eritrea is also one of the world's poorest countries and every citizen is compelled to do a form of national service for a minimum wage and sometimes for you is. the best and a brutal government all the reasons that a 5th of all eritrean citizens live abroad that means the small country of 5000000
makes one of africa's biggest migrant group in the world community in berlin. 6 o'clock in the morning and head is on his way to the christian orthodox eritrean service at prince philip was church. a place of serenity and a reminder of home for the 29 year old refugee who hasn't been in his birth plan 3 for more than 9 years. in mind of how much. back home when i was young my father always took me and my family to church here i get to meet all my eritrean friends. after a hard week at work i come here at the weekend amount does me good. spin here on this. is one of 60000 eritreans living in germany many of them fled a brutal military dictatorship back home in church just like these are crucial meeting points about half of the eritreans abroad are christian the service is over
new helps tidy up then heads home to a refugee center which is about 2 hours away by bus. on the way together with his friends he tells us his escape story. first of all from eritrea to ethiopia. from that you sit down and sit down to egypt. to get from egypt to israel. about from israel to rwanda from rwanda to uganda. after uganda juba in south sudan from sudan to libya from libya to italy and then to germany to. germany. healthy around the world wasn't something he wanted. i had no choice because every trade is ruled by a brutal dictator and that's my escape cost me years of my life because i couldn't go to school without study with them. and brutality he was even waiting out the
date it's came from eritrea. the. people. they. and they would do this eritrea's frequent internet bans mean more. often can't even get in touch with their families back home to check up on how things are going. the one students used in the. this why they want to. use the internet and what they want to know the people in this room is the issue is true for much money i call my family on the phone now and again. but i don't talk about politics or how dictated to them. has little faith that there will be a regime change in eritrea any time soon he hopes that germany will not close the
door on him. for more insight on the country often shrouded in mystery eritrean. miska joins me now and i thank you so much for coming on today talking about eritrea celebrating 28 years of independence what does the country have to show for it. well you know 28 years has been it's was a very. concentrated period of. you know there is fans paid a lot of sacrifice to get to this where they are and during the 28 years it's france try to rebuild the country. and the consequence has been that people went back because there's there was a kind of a vision it wasn't a country but it was a vision which people were fighting for and apparently. with ethiopia
in 1908. brought in new conflicts into the neighboring regions and a but also divided society between those who are you know like very patriotic and others who are looking for more peaceful. period and was economic prosperity so and this this conflict has been. one of the major issues in their turn society towards prosperity ok so that their relationship with with with neighboring ethiopia but we since had a new prime minister has made who's extended a warm hand to eritrea how has that changed the dynamics. changed a lot because the conflict between ethiopia and eritrea was not solved for many reasons because. the people all feel trannie to piano the world community knew
exactly the reasons of the conflict it was its person and food or was it a broader conflict whatsoever i saw that was one of the major reason why we didn't you know like come up with a new solution so a new the new leadership in ethiopia brought a new dynamic and it was a new start to go towards their leadership and like. you know offer for a new peace but we're still talking about a country that young people off. we've got a report we see young people running away from this country calling at the leadership. a brutal dictatorship and why is that the case and how is this regime able to stay intact well one of the major problem in eritrea was the militarization of the society because eritreans when there are when they finish the school when they're 18 years old. to go for the military service which is a consensus saw people go actually voluntarily to enter service but. the
law is not implemented because. the low ses 18 months is an obligation but most of the young people stay for more than 1015 years in military service so most of the people do not have their perspectives how to continue with their lives and how to have a qualification for the labor market etc to respond to most of the people are actually without any perspectives which has any consequence to leave the country and look for better perspectives owsley the country. ok that's eritrean for engine list. miskin the thank you for your insight. and that is why i will need it for d w c j i you can catch one all stories on our website and facebook page have a lovely weekend and see you next time i found out.
real life. to create. what if there's no escape. list. german plus treats. and. a low end welcome to arts and culture here's what's coming up. the cannes film festival draws to a close and our movie critic is back from the french riviera to bring us a little glamour and his look at his favorite films of this year. and hung garion film director or you do tells us what it's like making movies under his country's authoritarian government. first though the
cannes film festival is where the world's top stars and filmmakers get together to hobnob to make secret deals and to show off a 1000000 euro gallons on the red carpet it's an exclusive 2 week party for insiders only luckily for us our film critic scott roxboro is there. there are 3 things you can always count on the. stars. or stars. and whether. well she would have 3 bad good but the grey skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of movie fans to. be in 15 years covering the cannes film festival this is about the coldest and wet as i've ever seen it but at least the bad weather is a good excuse to stay off the beach and goes he's a little. like they just see.