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you. sex naked. raring to marry. if there is any erotic reading between them you'd have to find it between the lines . the literature list hundreds germany the streets. this is new news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes it's forcing people to vibrate cost in economic growth and exacerbating conflicts there are warnings today about the race at which 1st thailand is turning to dust all over the world a phenomenon known as the desertification we'll look at the solutions being implemented in africa. and we'll meet the woman pulling no punches when it comes to empowering young girls but why is she teaching them to fight. to grow out
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knowing that like the woman they will power they have a say and they can motivate others they could be that the leaders of tomorrow. i am christine wonder welcome to news africa i'm glad you choose indian women the trees die and the grass stops growing it looks something like what you can see in this picture behind me this is a vacation and it's said to be one of the greatest threats to our planet now does it if acacia means fertile land is being reduced to dust that forces people to migrate literally in search of green a posthumous in fact the u.n. warns that in 25 years time around 135000000 people could be displaced because of desert to vacation and africa and bishops projects of africa
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to combat does it if occasion is underway a belt of trees running from senegal in the west all the way across to djibouti in the east is being printed it's called the great green war of africa and it will stretch a staggering 8000 can all that is now that's not old because in gonna work is also being done to reverse the harm caused by the problem. for the last 10 years fama sami oban tang has been working hard to regenerate the arid land around his village of yemen reka in northern uganda. donna. it has changed so much in my village. we used to have to drive our cattle long distances to graze. and thieves could steal them. now they can graze nearby. talking if you allow the poor pointed out what. the
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technique used to revive barren land focuses on the network of tree roots that lie underneath the dry ground villages from yemen regan must regularly trim new shoots growing out of old stumps and it's hopes that these saplings will eventually grow into tall trees. that are valuable you are. building up we cut the insurance but leave the bigger one of the core just one of the. way we use firewood. the advantage of planting new trees is if the fruit several ready deep in the soil so even if it rarely rains they can tap into the ground water. or to grow food soil eggs but tony renowned dayo has developed this method known as farmer managed natural regeneration he's working across africa with the aid organization world
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vision and believes this technique can change lives and transform the whole country . because it has that potential people to be able to be self-sufficient on their own land they're not going to be so interested in joining a fart somewhere else or families to raise they have aspirations and how they would like to lead their life it's already transform the lives of villages in yemen reka with 82 hectic is of land reforested so far but large stretches still look like a desert meaning there's much more work to do. to shed more light on this topic we've invited the un's lead scientist on the subject of desire to vacation baron joseph all comes to us from taking our way he's currently attending a conference on vacation welcome to d.w. news africa let's just get to the basics one of the main causes of desire to
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vacation in africa. it was a mix of direct and indirect driver direct or typical things we know about such as unsustainable farming practices and overgrazing but the reality is the indirect arrivers that have to do with governance that have to do with consensus for people to hand down their farms to their children things that have to do with the larger picture of consumption and production in other countries which lead to grand conversion in africa all of these are major drivers of amanda gradation i was told could you give us a sort of an impact say as say cement i mean what are we seeing happening on the continent as a result of desire to vacation. so the processes of land degradation have led to an impact on 45 percent of the land area that can be
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farmed in africa so it's a very big impact and 25 percent is considered degraded to a level that is not going to be easy to continue that kind of practices it's led to a huge amount of loss of sort of organic carbon which influences climate change we have a cost in economic terms to the nutrient you get police of farming practices as well as erosion that's about $127000000000.00 u.s. dollars a year but i'd also want to point out that the cost of action to do something about that is $72000000000.00 so basically it's a $1.00 to $2.00 relationship in some areas the investment of a dollar could lead to $5.00 of games so the opportunity to move in the right direction is there right talking about moving in the right direction we know that they are various if it's and away we've talked about the great green wall being
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built across the sahara well in guyana we've got people planting trees what do you make of the efforts that are happening on the ground is is this enough. well it's a very great start in the right direction and it's finally attracting the kind of attention necessary to lead to the investment so we're talking about a swath of 80 or sorry 8000 kilometers between the car and djibouti where we're trying to through restoration through sustainable land management through trying to create value chains for the products that people grow turning things around in africa we're about 15 percent of the way there and i think if we do get the investment that's necessary it could have a tremendous and. right talking about this investment and where should it be coming from. i think it's a mix i think the fact that actually economists in germany and partnering with
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economists around the world have demonstrated that the land can be an economic investment that it's a mix of public investment to get things off the ground so that we've got the base the home to get over if you will address and then i think it's public private partnerships and trying to create the value that we would have anywhere in the world and investing in land ok thank you for your insights bearing just all coming to us from techies capital unca when it does it take asian conference is underway thank you so we often bring you the profiles of people who are making a difference in their communities here in africa and today a young woman from south africa gets the spotlights to be sent down lana runs and cord fox the ills way she teaches young girls boxing skills now is the story of what she's hoping to achieve and the real fight she's preparing the little girls
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will. white chalk on top. it's almost 30 degrees in the schoolyard but that doesn't stop him. and how bucks gail's from giving it their all to the girls this is more than just a workout. thanks. to both their self confident interest to empower them as a woman like just for them to grow up knowing that like that woman they have a power they have a say and they can motivate others they could be the leaders of tomorrow. tembisa works as a facilitator for boxcars the ngo it teaches girls how to defend themselves against violent attacks like most of the guards she is coaching she also comes from the
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township of khayelitsha almost $400000.00 people live in this township of kept on. is one of the poorest parts of the city and up to a 3rd of its inhabitants believe in informal dwellings crime rates and violence are high. women and guards especially vulnerable over $40000.00 rape reported in south africa in the last year but the actual number is likely to be much higher as only one in 9 women would reported to the authorities tembisa and boxcars want these disturbing statistics to become a thing of the past 5 times a week she coaches a group of 12 to 13 year old goers at a local primary school along with boxing tembisa also helps the girls with their homework gender equality and female empowerment at the core of 10 business work
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goal to remove that negative mindset a bit of boxing it's all men for fulfillment it also like men for for the woman as well actually like any kind of sport these and any specific sport for women or for the men after the homework is done it's time to get moving. it. can be so once the girls to know that they are just as strong as the boys this mindset has already rubbed off on some of the cars ted i like folks girls and i like the boxing basics because it protects me against the boys who sometimes bullied me. tembisa is proud of the positive. she hands on the guards she ha self was the victim of a violent attack when she was 20 years old 2 men tried to rope and stabbed her 12 times she still has numerous scars from the incident. through
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counseling she has slowly regained trust in men steal a wish for the future is to see more women in positions of power. not every man like sympathized with woman or feel the same pain that a fellow and in those politics will find leg everywhere every time they leave it to men i think if that could shift a bit being a woman. that will decrease the numbers will of. teenage pregnancy and exposure. on a grassroots level tembisa hopes to transform african women into strong and empathically leaders. and that is it for now from africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page. today with
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images of efforts underway to combat this certification in africa next time i buy. people for the information. they want to express. on facebook and twitter today in touch. i know nothing at the gym well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up and with you that means thinks deep into german culture looking at the stereotype crap figures
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you can see from the country that i know right. here you didn't see me taking his grandmother there and you know it's all about ok. i'm rachel join me from the germans on the w. . post. hello and a warm welcome to our arts and culture news a focus on classical music is our plan for today's show with a special guest american tenor michael fabiano will join me in the studio right after we see what else is lined up. it's a bicentennial year for romantic composer tom a short one and german greek pianist done a dog can pace her a fitting tribute. and for your summer reading list in our continuing series
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