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i'm purcell's farai president jacques paulson are prosecuted environmental activists of starter the record number of files consuming the country's i'm some brain forrest after critics out called his claims outrageous he said had no evidence that they were actually true. but next to here on the definition of prime minister vows to rebuild the country from becoming after decades of corruption coming up with one of the joint business offices in just about half with. welcome to the book is the game here for details the. chance to talk about. this stuff our coverage. 3 more. people we have matthew let's have a look at some of the other much surrounding the still shaking in their boots on
the green a sign of relief so you don't want to miss. this guy. t.w. . and on demand. language courses. video or you know. w. media center. it is a fresh start for sudan a new prime minister pledges to tackle the country severe economic crisis and build a balanced foreign policy. also coming up the mobile gender gap is still big in many african countries women entrepreneurs initiatives to give young girls the skills they need to. an active role in africa's economy. and overfishing is
reducing fish stocks around the world the dramatic decline is causing economic hardship in ghana fishing communities. welcome to do business in africa want to get johnsonville and get to have you with us so don has a new prime minister and he's vowed to achieve peace and rebuild to the country's battered economy abdullah doc is a respected former official of the united nations economic commission for africa but he will have his work cut out for him 30 years of autocracy corruption and the impact of international sanctions on the form a government of brought the sudanese economy to its knees. fell abrasions through the night at green square in khartoum the sudanese people pushed a dictator out and then protested against a military led government now they finally have civilian rule.
we will have a plan that will address the media challenges so war to cover the program addressing the felt need by the people issues of inflation the availability of commodities we fuel medicine and all doubt. the revolution was sparked by rising living costs inflation is up 40 percent. on whether we're optimistic about the new prime minister because he has an economics background we're optimistic that this man can get sued on out of its economic crisis. a fresh start for sudan a new prospects for its people hoping for an economic upswing. learning about technology and practical science can help children develop into critical thinking and to be successful now that is especially important for girls in africa where the
so-called gender gap is still prevalent and initiative in ghana is trying to bridge that gap it's called to take needs girls and it aims to encourage young africans to develop technology tools. they worked hard to get to this moment these going to and girls are graduating from an information and communications technology or i.c.t. course as well as mastering programming they've also shattered gender stereotypes it's like football so my space made for boys only boys girls also come. due to come . to. power it too creative in computer courses just one example of efforts to reduce what's known as the mobile gender gap a measure of women's access to attack as compared to man's gender imbalance in tech is an especially big problem in africa where 7 out of 10 smartphone owners are men reasons for the imbalance include educational and economic inequality as well as
cultural restrictions according to some asked him its global gross domestic product would rise by 7 $100000000000.00 if the mobile gender gap were elimination. for more i'm joined by. lawyer who yeah i've practiced that yes and she is the founder of limit breakers global fund ation a platform that wants to empower girls and break the limits as it's already in the title to reach the board of the companies and you actually founded something it's called women on boards it's a program that you launched this year tell us a little bit about that it's a program that is deliberate about creating a pipeline and talent for women that are going to serve and boards especially with the 4th industrial revolution these tech talent and we believe that africa is ready for woman that will sit on boards that also have expertise in technology and of
course gender gap is is not just prone to african nations we know that here in europe tell me what do you think what change in the corporate landscape when there are more women it top positions i think i think what will change is that the circle will be complete when women are fighting for their right from the bottom maybe by the time the message gets to the board it might be miss. translated but when women have seats on the board and they can engage and partner and create more awareness that will change because their influence will come from the top and not from the bottom where you're based in the south africa yes i am and i have it here black and white that the global gender gap report of the world economic forum ranks south africa among the top 20 countries out of $150.00 when it comes to gender equality that's not bad absolutely is there room for improvement absolutely this year our
president increased his cabinet for the 1st time we have 50 percent women so room for improvement on state owned into entities and also unlisted companies a theist don't think believe that there's room for improvement there to have more woman sitting on. wards so what are the biggest challenges you would say to overcome. i think it's the networking number one the board culture for now it's very much of a network and previously a boys' club so those are the challenges and women also need to step up to also know and be deliberate about their networking so they also have a responsibility to start to play in that space and networking is also a reason why you are here in berlin as believe this part of the female take business in africa program why berlin and how is it going. i'm here because of an impact and she go they have big prisons across africa and they've brought us all
together it's gotten a kenyan and south africa and this is also a deliberate platform for us to look at opportunities amongst ourselves within the continent i mean i really had women in ghana and also in kenya that are interested into this initiative all right no key or no couture. i'll get it right one day i'm sure we meet again it's so good to have you here in the studio with us thank you so much for you for your time monica. well by technology as we just heard it is crucial to africa's economic development to dismantle industries such as agriculture and fishing still largely dominate to the way people make ends meet now overfishing is reducing fish stocks around the world and africa has been particularly badly affected in ghana the situation is becoming serious over 2 and a half 1000000 gagnon's fish and to the wellbeing of the industry is critical to livelihoods in the west african country. every morning uncle
a young son goes out to sea full of hope he has been a fisherman for over 12 years it was his own uncle who taught him when he was a boy. now yanks and showing his own sons the ropes the fishing is getting more difficult here. and that's why we start our day by asking god to help us to catch some fish. or was i don't know what we will eat at home but i want to this is the only thing i can do to look after my wife and my kids. and if you're here for a. song as well as prayer is used to try and coax some fish into the nets for a long time again and coast was home to one of africa's most fish rich bodies of water but in the last 15 years fish stocks have dropped by half and today it's the same old story for uncle are yanks and his prayers for full nat's have not been
answered. at the fish market in the town of elmina some fishermen have done a bit better it seems but the fact remains that the ocean here has been heavily over fished and the marine ecosystem is in danger earlier this year the government took action. we asked symbolically closing the sea. in the name of the father and of this. and of the holy spirit. last spring begin in ministry of fisheries decided to impose a fishing ban on the country's coastal region. its plan to reduce fishing therefore . does the in the idea and also to show that the. green clean stalks at this time it is expected. that my charity or fish will be
spawning it is the time for them to spawn. these are hard times for granted fisherman this fishing ban will not be the last but it may well help secure a future livelihood not just for uncle. but for the millions of going and who depend on fishing. turning to iran now where president hassan rouhani wants to delete force 0 z from the national currency the reaal and also rename it in future it will be called toll none of that is a historic name because the iranian currency was called toma until $925.00 the proposal is part of a plan to curb the rapidly rising cost of living but experts are skeptical that the move will really change anything but everything has grown more expensive here and
many iranians know struggled to afford even basics like fresh produce the country's spiraling inflation is driving prices up faster than incomes inflation has now hit nearly 40 percent the many zeros on the banknotes are deceptive to the iranian currency the real has fallen dramatically in value a single u.s. dollar is now worth over 116000 reality that's just a quarter of what it was worth 4 years ago when iran signed the nuclear treaty it's since been dropped by the us. most iranians view the president's plan to eliminate 4 zeros from the currency in order to lower the cost of living as little more than a deception. a go before a step further trouble for nothing will change by knocking zeroes off the currency . nothing will change by reviving coins in transactions nothing will change by lowering the price of dollars we saw that even when the dollar price fell prices didn't decline for you. to just point you fiddling with the currency won't solve
iran's economic woes since the u.s. imposed new economic sanctions the country's economy has been in the doldrums and iran's bloated bureaucracy isn't helping private companies to create jobs even though they're urgently needed unemployment is hovering at around 12 percent and almost a quarter of young people are out of work. the u.s. sanctions have discouraged almost all foreign investment further worsening the situation especially for iranians who didn't have much in the 1st place. and that's it for me on the business team here and berlin for this edition of off business africa as always thanks for giving us company.
a new w. news coming up ahead. minds this you know i mean in your minutes in going us. up a closer but most of the time what i'm focused on him is you know what i'm with what i'm work and i said i'm not going to sit there i'm. going to be it because as if to say yes or. no and i've only said that are going on what they're doing fronted. this is the news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes the phone who's become friends with the president on one day and you got to have ended it just finished that damage trade between the countries you waited with 70 and they had accused each other of spying assassinations admittedly. and the efforts to heal divisions along religious lines in nigeria is a do next stage.