michelle obama heads to africa to champion education for girls. and peacekeepers in liberia hand security duties to local forces. fears over lack of equipment and corruption. a new report highlights french complicity in the crimes of the dictator. start with united states first. first lady michelle obama is in morocco to promote girls education. the actress meryl streep is there. washington spends another
hundred million u.s. dollars to help tackle one of the highest legs -- rates of illiteracy in the world. a staggering 41% rate for women. margo: during this visit the american government announces a series of programs to promote girls education in morocco. a program of $100 million for a new secondary education system. >> it was very inspiring because she scared with us many tips on how to be brave and how to overcome the struggles and your community. .ow to be powerful myi think i am lucky because mother knows the value of education the issue did not have
the chance to go to school. she pushes me to that level. marriage is not the priority over the school. is one of the least advanced countries in terms of education. only 18% of girls had the chance to go to high school. michelle obama will go to spain to and the tour that brought her to liberia. liberia is where the un's security commission is set to hand control to local security forces. the liberian government says its personnel are ready for the task. but that hasn't stopped concerns over the lack of equipment and corruption. >> preparing to take responsibility, the liberian security. these police officers are on a drill. readinessrate their before the handoff. it is a proud moment for this
west african country. it has had you and peacekeepers since 2003. >> the national security apparatuses ready. .o take responsibility there will always be room for improvements. things that still need to do. areas such as logistics and training. >> 15,000 peacekeepers were sent to liberia after two civil war such killed hundreds of thousands of april. the worst became known for their use of child soldiers. warlords turned president charles taylor. they trained up a a new police force and army.
they need more resources. >> we need uniforms. in addition to training we need logistics. >> the un's peacekeeping mission has a budget of $44 million per year. liberia's draft budget for national security stands and also quarter of that figigure. chronic underfundndg, there a ae concerns about corruption and accountability. despite the challenges ahead it is finally time for liberians to take back control. chad. the continuing fallout from the trial of the former president. he was tried for crimes against humanity. in the senegalese capital of the convicted him of rape and killings carried out by police. spotlight has fallen on the level of complicity of his
western allies, the united states and france. of ofs the next subject our report. here's a preview. >> given what the regime in tripoli is doioi, we requiuire d we ask that france joined our side to repel this external threat. >> f fncois mitterrand was anxious toto avoid a commitmentn chat but he cocouldn't escape i. he and his government could not escape it in reality. he gets what he wanted. the e engagement of the french military. qaddafi backs down and signs an agreement withth francois mitterrand.
he agrees to withdraw his troops .rom chad t ♪ >> as soon as aubrey becamame te chief strategistt, we began too let him dodo as he likeses. positionmself in the of great impmportance for the french at the same t time for te americans. we gave him carte blanche. we close our eyes to what he was doing. we ask of you is the people hold on your country. how could he not abuse that position? the national union for independence and revolution. thousands of citizens fall victim to hihis ferocious rule. we ununcovered seven detention centers.
said it wasetaiainees nothing but a big prison. a little more about what the french did. >> the french helped him take power. then they helped him keep our by sending the french army twice which was the biggest employment of the french army since the war against algeria. a strong network of secret services that helps to train agents of the des which is the police. the organization accused of some of these were crimes. we saw french officials speaking in that report. teak division of rail,
they said they had no choice. >> at thisis time ununited stats and france were saying that it was a bulwark against qaddafi and to libya. but french authorities already had enough information to know that serious crimes were being committed. they kept on helping aubrey. training his soldiers and so on. have conditioned the assistance on the respect of human rights by ththis governme. they could have tried to use use their diplomatic services to try to stop his crimes. with nature in the future that these governments don't help the new dictators.
but held to account, but at least to create an investigation , commission of inquiry on what happened. why we kept helping this person who is now a criminal. >> that's it for this edition of ion africa. ♪ the main world news headlines. eu in brussels and says there will be no trigger of article 50 till he is replaced as prime minister. he was in europe fighting this all very hard to digest. widely criticized for his lack of leadership over brexit the pay opposition leader jeremy corbyn lost a vote of confidence but he says he will not step
down as labor party leader. teargas against protesters in paris. another march against reforms. >>gely passed off ♪ thank you much for being with us. we begin with the breaking news coming out of turkey. there has been two explosions in istanbul. they went off at the international ataturk airport. there are reports of several people injured. witnesses say there was gunfire coming from a car park. taxis are being used to ferry the wounded to hospitals. jasper: he is just given a press
conference and said a terrorist entered the international where onet the point has to put one's luggage through the x-ray machines he opened fire spraying everybody in sight. with gunfire. then he detonated himself. he was a suicide bomber. this is preliminary.y. there are repoports of a second susuicide bomber blowing himself up i in the carpark. these were verpowerful exexplosions. phphotographs onon social mediaf ceiling tiles being destroyed.. also seeing g a photograph of a
man carrying a child and running with him and he was bleeding profusely. a photograph of an ak-47 lying on the ground what looks like ininside the terminal b becausee tiles on the flooring there. >> we will come back to you very shortly. the latest on the situation in istanbul. two explosions. there appear to be 10 dead, 20 wounded. tose figures are subject revision and possibly expected to go up. two suicide bombers and detonated themselves at that airport. david cameron has attended possibly his last eu event as prime minister of the united kingdom. in brussels they pressed cameron for a swift triggering of article 50. that is the getting of the process of britain leaving the eu.
cameron has announced his resignation. you must've been hearing quite a few interesting conversations today. eve: it is a strange atmosphere. at this european council. the 28 heads of state are currently at dinner. that is the moment where prime minister david cameron has been given to talk about the results from the u.k. referendum. his message was trying to press on to the other heads of state the good relations that the u.k. has had as part of the eu. said the u.k.he will leave but he hoped relations would press on. they want to article 50 invoked,
that is the withdrawal from the european union. while some countries like germany and the netherlands are saying it is understandable that the u.k. needs couple of weeks to decide exactly how it wants its relations to the eu to be in the future. other countries are less patient. they are saying they've had andgh of british control pandering to the u.k. needs. they want to move ahead. it was all that nato and security and job growth. >> thank you. jeremy corbyn says he will ignore the vote of no-confidence and remain as labor leader. he chaired a meter -- meeting of key lawmakers. he has been leader of the opposition since 2015.
he says he was elected by the labor membership. he was criticized for lack of leadership during the brexit referendum. good evening. jeremy corbyn's position now might seem to be untetenable. why isis he hanging on? >> he is defiance. he says despite this resounding no-confidence vote, 172 mps supported the no-confidence motion and only 40 supported him. he is hanging on because he believes he has the legitimacy that 60% ofps but labor party members. across the country. that is the support he had nine months ago.
but lots of people are contacting them and saying they no longer support jeremy corbyn. his allies say bring it on. let's have a leadership contest. if that's what you want. jerry corbyn said yes, i am up for it. i will be on the ballot. it is maybe not automatic that he will be on the ballot. ,t is a chaotic situation filled with anger in the corridors of westminster. inliament has reconvened westminster. the worst crisis for the labor party in its history when there is a contest for who will replace david cameron who is effectively a caretaker prime
minister of the caretaker government. there will be a replacement of him. will be elected on the ninth of september. nigel farage was booed in brussels. he was one of the leading voices of the brexit leave campaign. he got a frosty or -- reception at the european parliament. he retracted the promise about the 350 million that will be redirected to britain health service. thisis is been widely poposed is untrue. ever since the brexit referendum result. but he is still reveling in his moment. >> the u.k. wants a divorce from the eu. but it is wary about signing the papers. that is not good enough for a
majority of european leaders. at an emergency session of the european parliament, 395 any that itroved directors has to be activated immediately to take britain out of the union. turmoil, politics in that is looking unlikely. nigel farage, a leader of the leave campaign, bore the brunt of the leaders frustrations. >> that is the last time you are applauded here. extent i'm surprised that you are here. exit.e fighting for the >> nigel farage was booed and jeered at throughout the
session. nigel farage: we offer a beacon of hope to democrats across the european continent. the united kingdom will not be the last member state to leave the european union. i know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives. (booing) or work in business or working trade or indeed ever created a job. assurancesrepeated that the outcome had to be respected, frustration and disbelief were barely contained. >> the worst thing that can happen is to continue this uncertainty. only an immediate invocation of the procedure for separation can and what i call the toxic climate that has been created
since thursday. >> with no successor to david cameron so far, and with the u.k. government in disarray, economic and political uncertainty in europe looks set at least for now to continue. >> let's get some analysis of the situtuation. this has created a whole constitutional mess. how long do you think will take to sort it all out west and mark you are actually correct. the result of the referendum is unraveling both at the eu level but also within the u.k.. the situation in london is such that david cameron has said that article 50, which deals with the u.k. exit, will not be triggered until his successor has been found.
that is unlikely to take place until the autumn. even then there is no specified timetable with regard to when article 50 needs to be triggered. the european parliament can sign that declaration calling on the u.k. to trigger it but in actual fact it remains the prerogative of london to actually do that. given the current situation in british politics. as well as the backtracking that is taking place. >> did david cameron have a duty paul: he absolutely
got them into this mess. he does have a duty to stay on but on a personal level he feels completely defeated. regards the energy that in theerendum required amount of political energy that he put into that you need to understand howo much political effort is going to be required to renegotiate the uk's relationship with the eu. at this moment in time he feels a defeated individual. he believes he is given everything he possibly can and that probably outweighs the duty that he had. >> thank you. scotland is to meet with
european parliament leaders in brussels to seek a way for scotland to remain in the european union. scotland voted decisively to stay in the eu. sturgeon has called the possibility of scotland being removed from the eu democratically unacceptable. she says she will take the necessary steps to prevent that. including scotland's independence from the united kingdom. >> if we were to be removed from the eu, it would be against the will of the scottish people. it would be democratically unacceptable. for that reason, everything must be on the table. including a second independence referendum for scotland. holding a referendum within the timetable of u.k. negotiations. we will prepare the legislation now. >> there has been another mass demonstration against worker form here in france. police accompany the marchers across paris.
the bastille and across the seine river. the protesters subject to the changes and the way the government force them through the national assembly without a vote. >> is important to note that there was a massive police presence in order to make sure that police were deployed. that was a record. apart from a couple of short standoffs between the protesters and the police things went just fine. protesters were telling us that some of their friends and the union supporters could not make it to the center of paris in the union leaders will
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