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egypt's president warns the state to remain vigilant against attacks on security person. >> translation: a plot is being woven against all of us. . >> hello. this is al jazeera live from doha. another day of bloodshed in yemen. mali the sixth african country to be affected by ebola. a 2-year-old girl dies. >> we are in the afghan cap fall
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where hundreds are lining up for a tiny device that will change their lives forever. within the last hour abdul fatah al-sisi warned of a plot against the egyptian state. it called for a meeting by the president to review security. a state of emergency has been imposed after two attacks killed 30 solliers. 27 -- soldiers. 27 decide in al-arish when an attacker rammed his vehicle packed with explosives into a security checkpoint. in a second attack three security personnel were killed when gunmen opened fire at another checkpoint, as rafah crossing into gaza has been closed. three days of mourning has been declared in egypt. the military has been struggling to stem a wave of unrest since
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the overthrow of president mohamed mursi in july last year. >> >> translation: i'm addressing all egyptians, be vim lent. a plot has started against all of us, we and all egyptians must join forces. the army is up to it. we cannot be shaken, our resolve cannot be depth. do not think we are not feeling pain. brave soldiers fall to defend egypt. many have fallen and are expected to fall. it is a huge war. egypt is facing a huge war. >> omar is a senior electurer at the institute of arab and islamic studies and says the unrest in the sinai is escalating. >> it's a complex problem. part of the problem, and this is mostly local able to vim which
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is a -- activism. but it is mainly local issues going back to 2000, and you can trace it back since after the liberation of sinai. there was multiple crackdowns, accusing tribes and clans of assisting them across the border and this led to waves of violence and counterviolence throughout the 10 decades. that manifested within the revolution framework, and after the coup it escalated. the unsub turned from a regional group to almost a national group that was able to do operations in central delta, or claim operations in central delta in cairo and in the north of upper
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egypt. >> three gaoled al jazeera journalists have been detained in egypt for 301 days. they were convicted of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing their conviction connections, and al jazeera dismisses the charges. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste were sentenced to 7 years in prison. baher mohamed received an additional three years for having a spent bullet in his possession, which he picked up at a protest. >> dozens of shia rebels were killed in an ambush by sunni tribesmen in southern yemen. there has been fierce fighting in albider in past few days a number of u.s. drone strikes targeted al qaeda positions in and around the city. let's go to omar al saleh, who joins us now in southern yemen in aden. where you are right now is in
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the south of the country. we'll get to the situation in that area in a moment. let's talk about the north where the government is attacking and are they loading their advantage? >> they are. since sweeping through the capital and went south wards, they were met with no resistance. when they tried to go out towards other parts in the south, they were met by resistance. it is coming from al qaeda affiliated fighters, as well as tribesmen. now what we see in the last 24 hours, and in the early hours of today on saturday, increasing number of fighting and tribesman uniting to stop the houthis, this is sensitive for two
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reasons. the first, there's a tribal element. houthis taking their territory and tribal position. this is sensitive. the other thing is that they think this is a fight against sunnis, the shia houthis, rebels are advancing towards the sunni areas. they are uniting. what makes it worse is the fact that the u.s. drones hit at a suspected al qaeda fighters and killed a number of people. they think there is an alliance between the government, the houthis, and backed by the u.s. drones fighting the tribesman and the sunnis. it's making the situation worse. >> it certainly is very complex issue there, omar. in adep, where you are, in -- aden, where you are in the south, there's a secessionist movement. what is the development on that
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front? absolutely, they want to end the occupation, they want an independent south yemen. we spoke to organizers from the southern movement and set up an open sit-in, and made a tense camp at the center of the city, calling it the freedom square. they are escalating their demand. they gave the government until the end of november to withdraw all the forces
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>> reporter: mali's first confirmed case of ebola was brought here. now the country has its first victim. >> translation: well, it's a
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2-year-old girl who travelled accompanied by her grandmother. it's possible that the two people arrived and that the il-inns has evolve. -- illness has evolved. >> the very place where it evolved. they say the girls this symptoms, and was likely contagious when travelling by bus to the capital with her grandmother. dozens of people have been identified and isolated, officials say there could be hundred more. there are fears mali, a poor country, is ilequipment to contain the -- ill-equipped to contain the disease. fortunately, staff from the world health organisation were in mali. >> i trust the world health organisation, and the malian government. i think they'll find necessary solutions for the ciites here. >> translation: people must wash
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their hands with soap. this is the first plan. we are waiting to know what we should avoid doing. >> while there is hope, ebola is spreading. the rate of infections could reach 10,000 per week across west africa. with a high risk of exposure in the first ebola case, the country will have to work hard to contain it. prosecutors at a military court in congo are trying 12 people they accuse of being behind the desk of a popular army colonel. al jazeera's malcolm webb has been at the trial. a warping to the viewers - some -- warning to the viewers, some images in the report may be disturbing. >> reporter: people in the democratic republic of congo have been waiting months for this military court case to begin. it's highly sensitive and closely watched. the killing of this man in
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january is at the center of it. he is a colonel, seen here, we met him last year fighting rebels. he was credited with defeating m23 and he became a national hero. the military prosecutors say they are now bringing the culprits to book. the trials are expected to go on for weeks. >> translation: the court went to the area. everybody, even the family of those prosecuted have seen the video. >> reporter: the videos taken by a journalist shows his car and body after he was shot with a rocket. they were ambushed outside the town of beni. the attackers ran into the bush. the prosecutors say this 16-year-old was among those responsible. they say he's from a rebel
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grouped called the adf and the rebels attacked with the help of collaborators. >> the courtroom was in the town. they attract towns of onlook erts. mama due was popular -- mama due was popular. it's feared that they will not know what happens. his drive was a witness. in his opening testimony he suspected senior army officers were behind it. he was found dead the following day. his lawyers demand for an autopsy have been refused. >> i'm worried. after requesting an autopsy i have received threats. government says i don have the authority -- don't have the authority. >> reporter: no public ech, each a military court is complete without loud music.
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this singer compares him to jesus for helping many and then being killed, calling all congo's heroes end up dead. >> many elite benefit from the lawlessness. many people believe mama due was a threat -- mama due was a threat, an army officer too effective and popular to survive still ahead - last minute preparations in tunisia ahead of handmark elections. we talk to tunisia's youngest candidate.
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welcome back, the top stories on al jazeera. egypt's president accused anti-government groups of plotting to overthrow the states. he warns egyptians to be vigilant. 30 soldiers were killed on friday dozens of shia rebels have been killed in an ambush by sunni tribesman in southern yemen. fierce fighting in mraba city for days, and worst thing sectarian virus. >> reporter: the first confirmed ebola patient in mali died. the world health organisation is trying to trace people who had been in contact with the 2-year-old girl, and travelled from guinea. >> tunisia is set to take a next step with parliamentary elections on sunday. the country where the arab
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spring began is facing major challenges. this report from the capital. >> mokded is the youngsest candidate in the tunisia elections. he's campaigning in the area where he was born and spent most of his life. this 22-year-old recently graduated from university and want to win a seat in perimeter. his friend bike is the only way to move around and meet people. he doesn't trust the political party. >> translation: i have decided to run for election so young people in tunisia take destiny in their own hands. political party use the young and poor to distribute leaflets, mappers and posters. when the election is over, they ignore them. >> people say they are willing
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to vote for mokded but are not sure a young inexperienced candidate can solve their problems. mokded is getting a taste of the challenges candidates face. this woman lives with her family. she wants a decent house, financial aid and free medicine for her chronic illness. a day later he is in good spirits, joined by young candidates for a time rally. apart from relatives and schoolchildren many cos to attend rallies hold by trom incident -- prominent candidates. >> if i win a seat, i'll push for the creation of a fund. the government has given mok
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dad and his colleagues $3,000. if they fail to get 3% of the vote, they have to return the money. >> young tunisians represent more than 30% of the vote erts but a growing number are not excited about the elections. big political parties have money and huge influence on political life in the coming years. let's get more from a senior associate from the carnegie middle east center, joining us from beirut. thank you for being with us. i want to start off by picking up on something that hashem ahelbarra said in his story, that young voters take up to 30% of the population. are they significant enough to influence this parliamentary
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election? they are significant. the problem is will they vat, particularly when you look at prevoting polls, indicating that support for democratic governance has gone down, particularly with younger voters. there was a pew poll, one that came out, indicating that support for democratic forms of governance got down particularly among the 18 to 29-year-olds. there's a voter av itty, and they don't believe in the political party and don't know what is coming next. >> at the same time tunisia has been held up as a successful example of the arab spring. the young don't seem to share that opinion. do you? >> i think it has been absolutely. doesn't mean that the country is without challenges.
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tunisia has had six peaceful transitions since december 2010 it has seen five prime ministers two presidents, and this is the parliament. it is a success story in as much as it can be during a turbulent time. the problem is successive governments continued along the same lines as pregovernments. social reforms and do. unemployment is higher. i was in tunis sa few weeks ago. when i was talking to people, a personal to me and the only thing we got out of the political transition is inflation, and it has gone higher and higher and higher, and we can't afford to put food on the table for our families, if you look at the unemployment lels, the highest -- levels, the
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highest is - university level students. it has serious problems. >> given all the problems, how different or what difference will the new parliament make? >> the new parliament will be interesting. the speculation is that obviously tunize will be the big winner. the rest of the scene is fragmented. the front runners, pre-election polling was indicated that support for the congress for the p.d. p has gone down. we see new coalitions forming among a large number of political parties.
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what will term the agenda is the social economic reforms that they go for, and whether they go for fundamental changes or not. this is where the parliament and the shape of the party will make a difference. the biggest winner in parliament will determine the shape of the next government. >> we'll have to see. sunday al jazeera will cover the elections. thank you. senior associate at the carnegie middle east center from beirut brazil's presidential candidate had their final tv debates before the run-off. dilma rousseff needs to beet rival aecio neves in the vote if she is to be reelected. she spent some of the debate fighting political corruption allegations. all week al jazeera reported from small towns. one of the most important states of brazil with 15 million
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voters - it's the second most popular state and is deeply divided on who should be the next president. the series concluded from a town split down the middle. >> reporter: this man sits over an old-fashioned loom, weaving clothe and stitching together blangth and rugs. -- blankets and rugs. he works in a shop with his home and mother. in a si producing handmade rugs. they can't escape the election enveloping brazil. a tv played in the background and their eyes were drawn to it, the final campaign for dilma rousseff. >> translation: dilma rousseff helped a lot of people without resources. with the government before her,
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the situation improved. the poor have opportunities, including to start a small business. >> don't think everyone in the town is in agreement they are not. in the first round of voting, they received 43% of the vote. down the street this couple are humped over a loom weaving a blanket, each taking four hours. they sit silently working with time to think. they are not much into politics, but the vote is for sure. >> my candidate is the best of the worst options we have. this is a small town, federal
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government benefits don't reach us. >> reporter: whether it's a small town or a city, brazil is different to 10-15 years ago. the question is is it better now or worse, and who is best to fix the problems that exist in this country. that is the question that's divided so many people, and why the election has been one of the most contested and unpredictable of the last two decades. the art saps are -- artisans are united by love of work, but divided by politics, like the rest of the country a coal mine shaft collapsed in north western china killing 16 miners. rescue teams are trying to recess cue -- rescue 10 more still trapped there has been mass rallies in bangladesh, on the death of
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former leaders of a political party. gulam was sentenced to 90 years in prison for war crimes. his imprisonment set off violent protests. bangladeshy society is divided over what he stood for. >> rain flooded parts of the creek capital. roads were turned into rivers. homes and businesses have been damaged. in afghanistan hundreds of young people were able to hear their loved ones for the first time. hearing aids grin out to more than -- given out to more than 600 locals as part of a project. >> reporter: the end of silence. this boy has been deaf since
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birth. his new hearing aid - low cost, low power, will allow him to hear for years. he can't wait to show his parents. . >> so many dreams could be fulfilled. >> it means a better education, learning skills, communicate of course, which is basics, communicating with the rest of the society. it will be life-changing. >> it expected that about 650 afghans will benefit from the programme to hand out free hearing aids. for years the hearing impaired in afghanistan lived in a world of their own. this opportunity gives them a chance to rejoin society.
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until now, all they have known is sign language. with hearing aids they could learn to speak. something afghanistan's overloaded health care system couldn't offer them. >> we have so many problems. we have a lot of problems. malnutrition, diarrhoea - and this is one of the examples were not for profits can do. >> an american foundation brought its team and fipt here at the invitation of an afghan host. >> you will see that the ear is the road to the heart. turning it on is the first step. it takes time to hear the under.
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rocket explosions robbed him of what little hearing he had. now heats listening to music for the first time. at 18 he never had a job. now he wops to get one. his dream to work for the afghan government. >> lots more on bold move - the governors of three states ordering quarantines for health care workers returning from west africa. could a federal mandate be next? plus, trying to make sense of a tragedy as another teenager opens fire inside his high school killing a classmate and then himself. [ explosion ] u.s.-led air strikes pummel i.s.i.l.