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tv   In Good Shape  Deutsche Welle  August 24, 2019 9:02am-9:31am CEST

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in addition to brazil's wildfires g 7 leaders will consider a range of hot button issues including migration u.s. iran relations and international trade. 356 migrants have been allowed to disembark on the mediterranean island of malta pending the latest impasse between european union government and geo rescue ships the migrants will be relocated to 6 other countries france germany ireland luxembourg portugal and romania. the us supremes court says justice ruth bader ginsburg has undergone treatment for a militant tumour in her pancreas the court said the 86 year old supremes court judge needed no further treatment at this time. this is being is africa coming up in the next 15 minutes the zimbabwean been tortured a comedian is in hospital after masked men abducted and tortured him she says her
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attackers accused her off and on mining the government with her skits while they have a lame search. to detach me to play told me to do what soldiers do in training they shoved my face in the sewer of water then they said drink the water goggle it as if you were gargling salt water. and the poison generation in sandy is sick and largest city rights groups say children in cowboy are exposed to high levels of toxins from the mining place. hello i'm christine want to welcome to news africa it's good to have you along isn't bob and comedian is in hospital off to she was abducted from her home and had lost men. some of the cred joins a list of opposition and rights activists who have been kidnapped by and identified
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assailants at different locations in the past 2 weeks that's according to write scripts the 30 year old popularly known as it is in sketches that pokes fun at the authorities as a bad way and for economic and social problems facing the country she spoke to her in a hospital bed it had. 3 were me under the mask 3 masked men entered my room. and they took me out of bed to pee and i was simply naked and was not given a chance to dress up i asked to dress up and they started slapping me. so they forced me out blinded. by assailants accused me of mocking the government and said they had been monitoring our comedy and we had no right to mock the government and by us. i was asked to lay down and roll in sewage water.
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this is when the torture started. they took turns to beat me up with whips or words to get a. message they accused me of forming a script that advocated for the eviction of state security personnel and communities so they had come to take me out of my home 1st and the. mainland. some ethical way of speaking there from the hospital bit now zimbabwe's information ministry says police have received a report of a kidnapping and investigations are under way but a spokesman for the government cost out on the claims made by korea nick mungana tweeted the recent activities in sim have all the hallmarks of a quote black op since need to be analyzed dispassionately who stands to gain from a damage to innocent non-drug was local and international prestige why would mosque
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people object then or the victim not to criticize gov and nicely sitting things up . human rights watch say as children living in the form of mining area of sand be all still exposed to high levels of it that's despite the closure of the main mines and smelting ponds in the region 25 years ago a human rights watch report focuses on the town of that's north of the capital lusaka it say's children are exposed to high levels of live in in soil and just around their homes schools and areas they pay in the group ses that despite clean up if it's around $76000.00 people still live in heavily contaminated areas it's bring in joanna naples mitchell here she's the author off that human rights watch report welcome to to africa joanna so your report puts an emphasis on
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children why is this made exposure particularly dangerous for children. so that exposure is dangerous for children more so than adults for some good reasons 1st children's brains and bodies are still developing 2nd children absorb $4.00 to $5.00 times as much right as adults and finally children spend much more time in the soil which is where the light is and card where playing in the ground or putting their hands in their mouths into their mushroom likely to ingest loud. right joanna the government of sambir has said it doesn't have the money for decontaminating this area relocation perhaps is another option why has that not happened firstly she said the government says that it doesn't have enough resources to address the full scope of the problem they're making some efforts now and we hope that they will expand those upwards but in terms of relocation this is something we've asked different experts because this is also
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a question for us and what we were told was just physically moving some $76000.00 people is just an incredibly onerous undertaking and would be very challenging and also extremely expensive which seems like you know you know the project is already very expensive just cleaning out the lead but it seems like you'd be even more than that. so what are you calling for as human rights watch what proposals are you suggesting as an organization we're calling on the government to come up with a comprehensive and sustainable way to clean up the lead so that they address the lead in homes schools health centers and on roads and also at the mine dump that still there in convoy and also that they choose a method of cleanup that actually will last but also calling for them to provide testing and treatment all effective community members with particular attention to children under 5 who are most vulnerable joe and i did spend some time in that community well in in the city and just told us about what you experience
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interaction with with the people in the community all of a a way off of the situation and perhaps what did you see 1st had as a result or be implications as a because of this exposure to that people have it. ok so convoy is a town that is full of contradictions it has a bustling city center and you know is is the capital of this province and at the same time about a 3rd of the population was not affected areas but i spoke to parents about whether their children had been tested you know some parents that their children had been tested for lead and they were very worried about that and they were told us about different symptoms their children had that may or may not be from lead poisoning they spoke of headaches and stomach pain memory and concentration issues all of which could be from lead poisoning since we're not doctors you know we don't have the ability to say that and actually it's very hard to say for sure if something is from my poisoning but regardless you know the families we spoke with their children had extremely high blood levels you know they were told that their children had these like bubbles orally they were never given anything in writing what they were
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told was very worrying all right joe and then naples mitchell from human rights watch thank you thank you so much. the focus of this g. 7 summit in france is inequality and according to the world bank south africa is the world's most unequal society the richest 10 percent of the population earn 70 percent of the country's wealth 25 years off to the end of apostate poverty is widespread among south africa's black majority in the contrasts off particularly stop responding to adrian krishna of course. when elisabeth needs water to cook with she has to go outside to get the geriatric nurse has been living in this block of flats for 3 years together was more than 400 squatters they have neither electricity or water. but elizabeth says she likes living here
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specially because of its location inside this city close to my workplace and a very good environment closely close to the hospital the shopping mall in. the local government has put this former actor would ation for nurses working in the neighborhood hospital for sale but before investors could buy it up the squatters moved in. it's in the center of one of cape town's most expensive and popular districts the waterfront. those residents here are wealthy and whites. and there needs to change says she wants domestic workers gardeners and geriatric nurses to also have the right to live. for me to say stupid things because they can be especially after we voted and. we thought. it crossed. the street because.
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we feel that we don't see the light at the end of town and. village she's getting rich or poor. in recent years property prices in cape town central districts have risen dramatically they're out of most people's free instead hundreds of thousands of people live in townships on the other side of table mountain cape town is still effectively divided into black and white areas. of apartheid and the 25 years ago the times of racial segregation still have a strong impact on the society here today back then the regime spent much more money on the education of white children compared to black children also only white people were allowed to live in fancy areas all others were forcibly relocated to places like this one here. which are nowadays hotspots of crime and poverty in cape
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town south africa's leaders who are made fighting inequality a central focus of his presidency but unemployment is rising along with discontent and crime dispossession and reallocation are ever recurring themes and that's why a bit into organization reclaim the city aim to take over more empty buildings they want to give low income earners a home and a voice it's about time we need to bring that transformation into our country for people from different places he respects the feel crass respect of. uninspired to get turnt but i feel that we need to bring the rainbow nation into debt and people should laugh together she would love to continue living here at the waterfront but it's not clear whether that will be possible so far the city may be tolerating the squatters but the ultimate decision will be made by the courts
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religious leaders from around the world have a meeting here in germany at a conference called religions for peace. i have met up with the wealthy off uganda she began by asking him what was behind the relative interreligious harmony in uganda or as muslims we have united. as a minority and then we turn to our counterparts the entirely just who formed the intelligence council because i'm about to because the circle we felt that what brings us together is more than what divides us a water process there are some minor incidents of violence in uganda that are happening who's behind them they're mostly political not not religious there's little that was there before now it has been a minute because well what does was a commute to a working together until we discuss what we're going to under an extra mile to engage the government to support. instead of music violence no this is
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changing apart from sort of thuggery so a lawless message from a few individuals that is common in a society but generally as religious leaders where if you could help one between the 3 just doesn't the government living in one of the government is also listening to us and also advising the government and it is for us that's why we are living like this in uganda as muslims i think just because of uganda faith if he does the government will. that was the move till you got that that's what happened and everything is africa you can catch on our story is our website facebook page the next right i've at. home. field today don't miss our highlights from the
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from september 6th to september 29th. patched up this week on the neat story. world's religions grew to be underwater. berlin's a lot under our news for you see big. but we start in russia where a new highway used to be built through an area in the south of moscow the problem during the soviet era radioactive waste was dumped here locals and environmentalists are sounding the alarm dangerous levels of radiation that's what nuclear physicist andrea shut off his radiation counter tells him every time here moscow's pauli metals factory started dumping nuclear waste on this scale in the
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1940 s. and fifty's when the area in the south of moscow wasn't yet part of the city so far the radioactive material is contained under a layer of clay but the activist insists that the plant highway could cut straight through the nuclear waste collection cup parts they might start digging up the soil and moving it around without taking into account what is contaminated it will be released into the atmosphere and anyone who breaks the song will get radioactive nuclei into their lungs. has been giving informal tours of the spot to journalists and locals. local residents like on the are worried about what could end up in the river and in their longest yes is like the story if you know that there's nuclear waste to say about they aren't going to touch it then it's not to worrying but knowing that they're going to build a right here and all this waste could slip down the hill.

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