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people the world over information provided. opinions they don't want to express g.w. on facebook and twitter up to date and in touch from the us. but. this is the news africa coming up on the program he's a black muslim immigrant from somalia majid magid was just 5 when he came to the u.k. now he's a member of the european parliament who says griffy genes deserve better. need to treat people with compassion and we need to treat people with dignity nobody choosing to leave their family their homes the community. he's been discriminated against will be and i'll be you know in my lot but now he's using his newfound celebrity status as a musician to fight the stigma. i'm
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eddie micah jr you're welcome to the show he's a 28 year old somali refugee who fled his homeland at the age of 5 and moved to the northern birds a city of sheffield he watched his mother be universally abused as a child and his teenage years were troubled by then he became politically active at 28 my jihad was elected sheffield's youngest and it's fast muslim area he's been hailed as a breath of fresh air by some while obvious describe him as an insult to the people of sheffield in me my dad was elected as he would be an member of parliament for the green party but on his very 1st the other european parliament in strasbourg he says he was asked to leave because of the way he looked his response i know i'm different i'm black and my name is majid i don't intend to try to fit in get used
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to it. magid magic joins us now from our studio in brussels majid welcome to the show now tell us how are you dealing with the challenges of being a black muslim immigrants from somalia. and member of the european parliament you know but i'm just still of a find i'm just being me just there with me and you know this is this is nothing new it's not very exclusive syrup in parliament a lot of the same challenges i've been dealing with when i was lord mayor of sheffield all before that so yeah i'm familiar with it but to be honest with them i'm just going with them and yeah it's fine to be honest of course is a bit tricky at times but it's cool when you see you're dealing with it by just being yourself how do you mean. by lynch because i think one of the hardest things especially being in the european parliament in such an establishment like that when
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everyone dresses the same all wherever you just kind of about the way they interact and behave for me the biggest challenge was being myself and been unapologetically myself and think you know what i'm not going to betray my car if i am going to say who i am because this is what got me elected so when i was standing as a candidate when i was lord mayor basically people wanted authenticity people need to see themselves in their politicians and in their representing their representatives so for me it was a right this is how i stood this hour on my election and i'm just busy going to be me and of course i'm respectful is what i mean lots of people who are supportive and one and for me it's the issues that matter the most and i was love that the climate change grover that the immigration refugee crisis at the moment this is the issues i want to face and i should tackle head on let me take you back a bit walk where the most difficult and memorable aspects of you growing up immigrant in the u.k. . so i guess whether that be from just going off is there
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was a lot of challenges because clearly growing up in a city multicultural says and i'll be quite honest with you i would put a really diverse community where people spoke of many different languages one of the be do have people from the yemen people from west africa and the caribbean and it was really quite excited about course it comes out without me when i was out where the fruit even just to the media and i honestly like the way they demonize immigrants every day that of course we have is told not just myself and my family the way they demonize muslims and whatnot so that was a constant pressure because then people reflects when we go outside and i found out how basically like especially when there is a lot more difficult for women because women visually look different so one of my moments is the wearing the headscarf and they're out and about there is an easy target for them so women always have it sadly they have a lot more tougher than men now however all these experiences added any value to
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you as a politician right now. yeah definitely has grounded me this is a form of my politics all my struggles all my admission has made me who i am today and of course i reflect on now a lot of the times and it's the morals and values of coming from a minority background and what my things that literally led me to basically becoming an m.e.p. and i'd be lying if i said you know why it's all through hard work you know hardware color doesn't get you far enough it's 2nd sacrify learning a lot like i was like such as my mother finally bringing this to the u.k. other fiji don't be my friends who grant me the people of sheffield i like them it's people yorkshire and humberside so it's a collective thing you know and of course when i'm in the parliaments in brussels or without being stranded bank i go when we have the way under supports and the responsibility on the lives of all those people who supported me and all those
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people that voted for me now before you go how how would you describe your relationship with your country of birth somalia i'd say it's a strong one because i unfortunately i still speak the language fluently even though i came to the u.k. when i was 5 my mother did a very good job of instilling that culture not just from some of the clothes i wear but the food with the language that i speak i would my moment one not so yes it's still a big party for show ok now we right before you go 30 seconds refugee crisis is still going on what you make of there were a few g.'s are treated especially in europe quickly us is quite quite disgustingly you know honesty we need to treat people with compassion and we need to treat people with dignity nobody chooses to leave their family their homes their community if they had no choice and we really need to start treating people as people and not as numbers well said and in perfect timing magic magic the green party member of european parliament thanks
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a lot for your time. thank you very much but i. now most rural households in africa depend on firewood for cooking but this is dominating the health of entire families according to the world health organization indoor air pollution kills about $4000000.00 people globally each year now in rwanda the group of women is changing vats with the help of pigs. well it's far from glamorous but this routine has proved beneficial to 48 year old children will come again and her family of 5. in the district in north and one to most households use firewood for cooking. has chosen to use bio gas instead she mostly uses the manure from her pigs. more than at 1st i did not like the idea of keeping. now i say can get
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a good of amount of manure from the i mean. for a big man year because it's a little different from calm and you. know you said your corn cofield as host it is about an 8th of an acre in size the body digest it doesn't take up much space every day she and her husband collect manure and percepts it. first the menu is diluted with water and stirred in a kind of mix up. then the content is released into the bio digester where the waste decomposes to produce the gas. from and from going from going to. a pipe connected to the bio digest and then delivers the gas to her outdoor kitchen. i used to use firewood in the kitchen and
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would feel if we smoke which was difficult for me it hurts your eyes making them red and sore. more than 80 percent of households in africa reliance firewood for cooking wood burning stoves are the leading cause of indoor pollution according to the world health organization the risks of cooking with fire would considerably higher than smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day putting the lives of millions of women and children at risk when i think about it. says she decided to switch to bio gas for health reasons. and like about well you guys is that i can leave something on the stools you find the right amount of heat i can leave the food and good and do something else. then when you open a can of the one you still might have a shot. with only 11 percent of africa using clean
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energy there is hope that more will be convinced to make the switch to a safer fuel source. now to the story of the malawian i'll be no busker who's using his newfound celebrity status to fight the discrimination many albinus faced last rose. arce himself been a victim of violence and now with a new album after performing with his message is more powerful than ever. yes lazarus chick one darley has used music all his life to escape the violence he's experienced because he's an albino. this. many believe albinism to be contagious or the result of infidelity and many of benaud's full victim to the illegal trade of body parts it wasn't easy to make a living for lazarus busking on the streets of long way for small change and
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constantly feeling threatened but then an english tourist filmed him performing and everything changed the footage caught the eye of a music producer in london now lazarus has recorded an album and he's using his music to teach people that everyone is the same. a lot of people with albinism who live in remote areas aren't safe sometimes their doors don't close or lock and it makes it easier for people to come and kidnap them and then do whatever they want with them. i hope my music will raise awareness about issues around how people with albinism are treated in malawi and hopefully change things along the way. despite his growing success lazarus still fears being targeted because of his albinism and he worries about his sons to have whom also have albinism who but a kickstarter campaign launched by the team that produced his album is raising
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money to build him and his family a secure house. and through his performing lazarus is fast building up a fan base which includes the singer madonna. he produced a documentary about lazarus and has called him a powerful voice who won't be silence because of his albinism a voice that seems to be having an effect already. it's true that persons with albinism are invisible now society leisure's is work as a role model help society look at people with albinism as able people who can contribute equally in all spheres and we appreciate that he is raising awareness at different levels for the 2 of us would be on top of. the lancers chick one daddy's album stomp on the devil will be released in september. that's beautiful and the last of us is for was premier that other tribeca film
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festival and you know what the success that's it for now from did everything you see africa catch all our stories on our website facebook page for the next 5 minutes by for not. showing up today don't miss our highlights. program. w dot com highlights. stary equivalent to 30 something which is cleared in 3. hour consumerism is causing a radical depletion of firsts. for 25.
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years. as it. forests and money. tragic reality behind. the exploitation starts july 24th. baby simba is annoying to once again as the future lion king this time and the breathtaking computer animation. welcome to arts and culture where we're giving you a look at disney's newest remake in all its eye a blistering detail in the new lion king live up to fans expectations also coming up artist activists say transforms a paris landmark with his biodegradable paintings that impacts the viewer not the
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planet. and her beats have got the electronic music capitol berlin for robbing lebanese d.j. norton a job it talks about the healing power of art technique. but 1st disney's film production chief calls it a new form of filmmaking somewhere between c.g.i. and the live action but new lion king comes 25 years after the original cartoon became an instant classic and that's long enough for disney to feel that it's time for an upgrade the new movie had cinemas next week it tells the exact same story with a very new look and with voices of stars including beyonce seth rogen and donald glover also known as rapper childish gambino here's a little peek. simba rules again the lion king is back to be.

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