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endangered species. in 60 minutes. what secrets lie behind these men will just. find a person be experienced and explore past and even beyond cultural heritage sites that. were d w world heritage 360 get the. credit but. this is g.w. news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes it's not ok to be game saves kenya's high cost of build for kenya l g b t activist says 3 judges reject a bid to strike down goals which criminalize homosexuality saying the band does not contravene basic rights sit down in the canyon constitution. and eritrea
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marks 28 years since gaining independence from neighboring ethiopia will meet some young eritreans who fled what they say is a brutal dictatorship. i'm christine wonderwall come to the news africa i'm glad you did kenya's 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 fishes 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 directed at all in tirade against any person on any ground law dates back to the british colonial era. makes homosexual acts punishable with up to 14 he is in prison
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now one of those the petition is is l g b t activists. she joins me now from nairobi welcome to d.w. africa we are 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 our security as q. you know community and in our society. we live under constant threat if not actual violence. and there are cultural ng if it went our way would have been able to give us some sense of security in that it would have been validated attacks on our part . carried out in the belief that we are somehow wrong and. contrary to the
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law of man and of nature. so the fact that you didn't go it was incredibly disappointing incredibly discouraging and. something i really didn't hope to see right. here what does this mean for the l.g. b.c. 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 judgement of what kenyan society thinks about l g b t community. well which means for the l.g. beauty community is that we have to keep fighting we have to keep going and. we have to keep occupying our space and showing people are here monita so that they understand that we are just like they are that we are equal you know humanity we are the same and we are no real threats to them just by being who we are. when it
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comes to condemn society there is a certain sense of homophobia like i said it's every particle 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 need in nairobi thank you. thank you. eritrea is celebrating 28 years off nationhood today the east african country
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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 the official budget and 0 press freedoms 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 years. the best and
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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 to be made a community in berlin. 6 o'clock in the morning and little head is on his way to the christian orthodox eritrean service at berlin's phillipos church . a place of serenity and they remind of home for the 29 year old refugee who hasn't been in his birth country for more than 9 years. in mind how much. back home when i was young my father always took me in 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 and that does me good. it's been here i want this for those. who is one of 60000 eritreans living in
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germany many of them fled a brutal military dictatorship back home in church just like these are crucial meeting points about half of the area trains 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. as month one 1st of all from eritrea to ethiopia. from medicine down one food on the sit down to egypt. from egypt to israel. different 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 ministry of health way around the world wasn't something he wanted. i had no choice because every tree is ruled by
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a brutal dictator and that's my escape cost me years of my life because i couldn't go to school last study. and brutality was even waiting after date is gay from eritrea. yeah. they. and they would do. 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 ones that insist in the well that's why they want to. use the internet and 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 to say
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to each of 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 history eritrean. 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 air tran's tried to rebuild the country. and the consequence has been that people went
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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. of the with it he appeared in 1908. brought in new conflict into the neighboring regions and a but also divided society between those who were you know like very patriotic and others who were looking for more peaceful. period and was economic prosperity so and this this conflict has been. one of the major issues in their transfer say towards a new prosperity ok so that their relationship with with with neighboring ethiopia but with since had a new prime minister. 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
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many reasons because. neither the people or feel trannie to piano the world community knew exactly the reasons of the conflict it was each person and food was it's a broader conflict what ever i saw that was one of the major reason why we didn't you know like come up with a new solution so and 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 for a brand new peace but we're still talking about a country that young people off feeling. 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 every trans when there are when they finish the school when
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they're 18 years old. to go for the military service which is a consensus or people goal 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 teresa so most of the people are actually without any perspectives which has a consequence to leave the country and look for better perspectives i'll see the country. ok that's eritrean foreign journalist mcallen and meskin there thank you for your insight. and that is we will leave it for dede obviously they
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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 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 was there. are 3 things you can always count on the. stars. more stars. and weather. well 2 of the 3. but the grey skies didn't dampen the enthusiasm of movie fans. in 15 years covering the cannes film festival this is about the coldest and wet as i've ever seen it but at
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