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and i'm fully back to go a watching al-jazeera live from doha ahead seventeen people killed in a shooting at a school in the us a former student who had been expelled is held by police. russia can push the regime to commit to seeking a real peace in syria the u.s. and russia again trade blame at the u.n. after the special envoy for syria says the violence is at its worst level for us and iran moves in on the black market money traders as it's taking care and seed fix more economic pain on the people. jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president heeding orders from his ruling party the a.n.c. his departure ends almost nine years in power plagued by scandal fahmy davila reports from johannesburg. a reluctant announcement from an in
vattel to president i have therefore coming to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect even though i disagree with the decision of my of the leadership of my of going to zation i have always been a disciplined member of the. it came just hours before parliament was due to vote in a motion of no confidence against jacob zuma president's hand may have been forced but zuma says his party did not give reasons why he should resign that's despite being in broiled in scandal after scandal throughout his presidency including accusations of corruption and a court ruling that he had broken his oath of office when he ignored the public
protect his recommendation that he paid back some of the state money used to refurbish his private residence despite all the criticism against zuma the a.n.c. says the decision to report him was a difficult one to make following zoom was resignation the ruling party saluted what it called his outstanding contribution and thanked him for the role he played in the a.n.c. for many decades earlier in the day the home of zimmer's associates a family known as the gupta's was graded. five people have been arrested after an investigation revealed that millions of dollars of state funds was siphoned from a dairy farm project into business is linked to the group does. next week the national prosecuting authority will decide if a corruption charges against zuma that would dropped in two thousand and nine will be reinstated and an inquiry into the extent of external influence in seumas administration known as state capture is due to begin his removal as president may
just be the beginning of zuma struggles for me to malaya al-jazeera johannesburg cereal faces a range of difficulties as he assumes the presidency this by the a.n.c. is promises to build homes and improve basic services millions of people in south africa still live without electricity or water levels of violent crime remain among the highest in the world official figures put unemployment at twenty seven point seven percent but some believe the figure is even higher and south africa's second largest city cape town is running out of water tembisa of a coup de is a researcher at the al-jazeera center for studies he says the a.n.c. wants to move on from a tainted presidency before elections i think some of them oppose of the current leader of the scene the. insistence of removing jacob zuma was clearly to try and have a smooth electoral period because jacob zuma would have indeed impacted on the you
see winning the next elections in twenty nineteen because he surrounded and suddenly power all of these people who bring against his reputation down and the corruption charges that are hanging over his head so if it was an agent for the a.n.c. to get rid of jacob zuma and if that i mean if this is the only hope actually they had to replace him with sort of oppose it because if zuma was going to take n.c. to the to the election next year many people argue that the a.n.c. might have is in the last elections. in other news seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. state of florida by a gunman who opened fire at a high school it happened in parklands north of miami police say the suspect is a former student who was expelled and gallagher reports from the campus. reports of gunfire came as students at marjorie stoneman douglas high school were about to
leave a code red alert was issued the school was locked down its peoples let out with the huns in the air. those still trapped inside could only hide as gunshots rang out to say tell them stairs and they were putting christian all the students onto a baseball fields but i heard stories of people shooting that going to shoot the crowd so i ran the opposite direction and i got up campus actually before the police got here the rescue operation was made difficult by the sheer size of the school it's one of the largest in broward county with more than three thousand students but the scale of this latest tragedy soon became clear twelve victims were in the building. and sure to victims are outside just outside the building one on the street at the corner of pine island. and two people who lost their lives of the house police say nineteen year old nicholas cruz seen here
being arrested by police as the suspected shooter had been expelled from the school and came back reportedly with an assault rifle and smoke grenades the scorch a school shooting after school shooting it only happens here not because of coincidence not because of bad luck but as a consequence of our inaction we are responsible for a level. of mass atrocity that happens in this country with zero parallel anywhere else president trump took to twitter offering his prayers and condolences saying no child or teacher should feel unsafe in a school at the staging area relieved parents are being reunited with their children but even as this community begins to mourn its dead one stock fact remains this year alone there have already been five separate deadly school shootings and
few believe anything will change and gallacher al-jazeera parkland florida the un's envoy for syria has warned that violence in the war torn country is the worst seen since taking the job four years ago to find a mysterious briefing at the security council prompted more thing appointing between the u.s. and russia accusing each other of blocking passed a piece from the u.n. in new york has a diplomatic editor james. the deteriorating military situation dominated a security council meeting that was both grim i've been now for years special envoy this as violent and worrying and dangerous a moment as any that i've seen in my time he mentioned all the nations now fighting in syria the turkish operation around after three in and the assad government's continued bombardment to an eastern ghouta civilians are being killed
on a horrific scale of reports suggest more than one thousand civilians in the first week of february alone he went on to describe developments in recent days the u.s. attack on assad forces near dera zoar and israeli air strikes in syria including on iranian targets but both these operations were later defended by the us ambassador to the united states will always reserve the right to act in self-defense. the assad regime has become a front for iran hezbollah and their allies to advance the irresponsible and dangerous agenda for the middle east outside the council chamber the french ambassador warned the situation in syria risks spiraling out of control all the ingredients are present if we do nothing about it urgently for a major. regional and international confrontation the un's latest
modest peace effort based on the outcome of a conference in the russian city of sochi seems now to be in doubt mr de mistura wants to select members of a new committee to come up with a new constitution for syria but president assad's ambassador at the u.n. rejected that one i'm not emotionally coffin madama i discipline of this conference did not grant any authority for mr de mistura to set up this community. afterwards i asked him for further clarification don't get lost into the little details there was not me or what we've constantly seen is the syrian government not being prepared to fully engage with your plans isn't it now time as yet again they seem to be not engaging if you to call them out on their obstruction i am a diplomat and i'm up to thirty peter my job is not to call out anyone is actually do make sure that we move forward in the hours before the security council meeting
the first convoy was committed since november. every bit of help is obviously welcomed by a starving community but diplomats pointed to a familiar and somewhat cynical pattern by the syrian government it's only when it's in the international spotlight with a meeting like this with a small amount of aid is finally delivered james barry's out his era at the united nations. at least thirty billion dollars have been pledged to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of eisel there seventy six countries promised money at a summit in kuwait but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back the money falls well short of what iraq's government says it needs but he's seen egypt have arrested a prominent opposition figure accused of contact with the outlawed muslim brotherhood group abdel moneim aboul for two was a presidential candidate in the twenty twelve elections he's a staunch critic of president abdel fattah el-sisi and calls for
a boycott of next month's presidential vote a number of others who denounce their intention to run against sisi have either been arrested or forced to withdraw including a former army chief only a little known politician is left in the race to challenge sisi. still ahead on al-jazeera colombia appian for international help as more and more venezuelans try to cross the border in search of a better life and we visit a nineteen eighties on exhibit showcasing the audi's scent technology that herald a decade of significant cultural change. from the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. i once again well it's not very often i get the chance to say yet remains rather disturbed across parts of the middle east a fair amount of class just spilling in making its way across the levant easing
through iraq into iran and pushing over towards afghanistan so as we go on through thursday it's not too bad there full of good parts of iran and afghanistan over to us to understand this because stan well the more clout the it was the western side of the region so syria lebanon jordan pushing into a good part of iraq some rather cloudy skies and that cloud will thicken up enough to produce some pretty heavy downpours as we go on through friday so baghdad for example could see some rain western parts of iraq all the way over towards could see some damp weather elsewhere to the south of that it should stay dry that cloud will eventually make its way down across northern parts of saudi arabia pushing towards a state farm in troy here and we've lost the winds so we're not going to see too much celebrity dust a sad as we saw on the way to stay off new somewhat weather a possibility though into northern parts of the red sea elsewhere last he tried to
stay as long as he tried to into the western cape cape town today with the right there is rain inside here wet weather further ace the real eastern cape and wet for zimbabwe. there with sponsored by qatar and nice. the scene for us when they're on line. what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but in number happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sept do people the little choosing between buying another nation eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctantly getting orders from his ruling party the african national congress to go with immediate effect ending nine years empower mocked by scandal serial drama also will take over south africa's leader. police in the u.s. state of florida have arrested a man after at least seventeen people were shot and killed at a high school in auckland north of miami officers have identified the suspect as nicholas cruz an eighteen year old former student who was expelled and the u.n. special envoy to syria has warned that violence in the war torn country is the worst the seen since taking the job four years ago seven hundred mr west said he has received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed in one week recently. zimbabwe's political opposition has lost
a towering figure with the death of morgan china he founded the movement for democratic change and became a symbol of resistance against former president robert mugabe with whom he briefly shared power child or i was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa. looks back at his life. to his supporters more good richard was a man who challenge zimbabwe's long time leader robert mugabe at a time when few people day to do so but it was a long and sometimes painful journey in one thousand nine hundred nineteen good i've been a trade union leader for the opposition party the movement for democratic change in the years that followed he organized protests to try and force mugabe out of office he was beaten while in police custody charged with treason jailed several times and labeled a traitor by mugabe supporters. in the two thousand and eight presidential election he won the most votes but not enough to win outright. before
a second round took place his supporters were targeted in a campaign of violence the opposition leader put out of the presidential race in protest regional leaders and the international community intervened after months of negotiations i was sworn in as prime minister in two thousand and nine it was a temporary power sharing government but mugabe was still the president. be remembered fundamentally in the sense that. some of the interview got this huge huge increase doesn't it when we got before the first of this did last. the first president. in almost the majority overall of of religion in that is we've been done since then to doing. so for dogs. four years later another elections took place this time m.d.c. party lost by a huge margin his critics say that he had ignored the plight of the poor and got caught up in the trappings of wealth and power allegations of party infighting and
corruption also tarnished his image some of his closest allies left accusing him of being a dictator. but in twenty seventeen the m.d.c. alliance was formed those who had less hunger returned for me a coalition to challenge and grab at the polls. they were occasional anti-government protests the bombers economy was on its knees there was a shortage of foreign currency and the government couldn't pay salaries on time and the military intervened in a van by twenty seventeen and put mugabe and house arrest and zimbabweans from all political parties marched together in solidarity saying mcgarvey must stick down eventually mcgarvey resigned and emerson when i got there was sworn in as president . despite having cancer tank i supporters insisted he was a. candidates for the twenty eight thousand elections they were confident he could defeat at the polls but he never got that chance opposition supporters states that
i will be remembered as a brave man a charismatic public speaker and a symbol of resistance. al jazeera allies of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering their support after police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges that's now is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper in return for favorable coverage he denies the allegations and backers say they'll stand by him pending a decision on the indictment from the attorney general. a financial crisis in gaza is forcing hospitals and clinics to close qatar and the u.a.e. have provided emergency funding for power generators but it could be another week before the money filters through when a smith reports from gaza. mohamad also has severe epilepsy this machine delivers a precise dosage of a drug every hour to control the two year old seizures for thirteen days now the
electricity that powers it has come from solar panels the hospital like all in gaza has not been give money for generator fuel. in the power goes off or woman it. says his life he should be in the i.c.u. he needs an x. ray well he couldn't do that. much of the rest of this pediatric hospital is in darkness. it's happening because the fatah dominated palestinian authority in the west bank is refusing to release money until hamas hands over the taxes it gathers inside gaza both sides agreed in october that the p.a. would take over governing here but deadlines keep being missed. this is the intensive care unit and twelve days ago the doctors here take really the incredibly difficult decision to close the unit to save electricity it's very energy and
electricity intensive in here and that power can be diverted to keep the rest of the hospital open there are five butts in the three that were occupied or those patients have been transferred to another hospital they get at most six hours of electricity a day here the rest of the time generators keep people alive the hospital director who's worked through all garza's crises and wars over the last twenty five years tells us he's never seen it so bad. if someone comes up to midnight with something critical sometimes we can save his life in five minutes when we have electricity we needed to give electric shocks for resuscitation for x. rays for everything. in the few rooms with power a crowded patients and parents some of these children have contagious diseases like viral meningitis they should not be kept like this but the hospital director says they have no option it risks a wider outbreak of disease and that's potentially catastrophic in this densely
populated sealed off on clay of almost two million people bernard smith al-jazeera gaza columbia is calling for international aid to help deal with the humanitarian crisis caused by then his way in and fleeing across the border officials say more than half a million venezuelans moved to colombia in the past year an increase of more than sixty percent then as well as economic crisis has been rocketing inflation has seen rocketing inflation and food and medicine shortages colombia says it will bring in strict supporter controls alexander and petit has more from the border town of attack. new measures put in place by the colombian government are having consequences here on the border with venice would have to try and bring some order some control to the increasing flow of venezuela migrants into colombia it's impossible now for venezuelans to walk into colombia on bridges like
the one behind me without a passport or without that cross border card which was issued to one and a half million venezuelans to let them come here and search for medicines or food items that they can't find back home the government decided they will not grant any more of these cards for the time being and also two thousand soldiers in one thousand policemen were sent to the border region to control illegal crossings and also sent back of in this way that's who had overstayed their time period here but at the same time colombia also hold open the first formal shelter for venezuelans who are passing by they need a place to stay the crisis here sees no end in sight i think columbus looking for international help to deal with this situation while also precede the president of any sort in the class my daughter is under increasing pressure by regional
governments have to hold a free elections and to change the electoral candidate all after he reaches an agreement with the opposition there. they had of northern ireland's largest pro british unionist party says there's no prospect of restoring devolved government democratic unionist party leader arlene foster wants london to take back financial control the region which is part of the united kingdom has had no devolved government for over a year the irish republican party fein pulled out of power sharing with the p over a financial scandal talks have since founded over demands by shane fein for a law to give official status to the irish language shia muslim protesters in bahrain have fought with police one marking the seventh anniversary of a failed uprising security forces fired tear gas in a number of villages while reinforcements were deployed to stop protesters blocking main roads the country has
a shia majority but the ruling monarchy is sunni. police in iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders as concern grows about the falling value of the rain in rio the president is under pressure to stop the currency slide against the dollar which business people say is doing serious harm to the economy has our report from tehran every morning iranians wake up to find the money you look pockets is worth less than when they went to bed that's because the iranian rio has been on a downward spiral for years. iranians see the u.s. exchange rate as an indicator of the country's economic climate for many small businesses the forecast is not good. because of the dollar directly impacts our business it's been thirty percent more expensive the past two months so everything we. move. for only to look only higher costs equal higher prices that means fewer customers for his home back business she became. clear even
by previous presidents is that they could do nothing with suffering from bankruptcy economic enterprises are banks are bankrupt that we cannot do anything and see the exchange rate will go up even more. iranian leaders say the problem is temporary but people remain unconvinced president hassan rouhani said ministration is under pressure to be seen doing something about the falling value of the iranian reopened on wednesday police arrested dozens of black market currency traders in downtown toronto. these men make up an informal currency trading floor that operates on to her own streets normally the police ignore them but recent rate hikes prompted this crackdown on irregular money trading while the power move like this may be a good way to respond to public criticism experts say it isn't enough to stabilize the value of iran's money. as an economist and says the most recent volatility is down to one person u.s.
president donald trump. and unpredictable event happened it was shocking even for america when the trumpet ministration took office all the equations changed trumps threat to pull out of the nuclear deal and oppose new sanctions on iran has put off many investors especially in the united states the world's biggest economy. if we assume that there are no sanctions and iran enjoyed normal relations with other countries and banks could operate normally the government could easily stabilize the foreign exchange market while trump won't be president forever iranians are losing patience with their own president and the ever declining value of their own currency. international aid has begun arriving in. on monday military from australia and new zealand have flown in imagine sea supplies to the pacific nation in which has caused widespread structural damage is
one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the islands. now for americans the one nine hundred eighty s. herold to m.t.v. the first commercial mobile phone and even the first trump tower a new exhibition in washington is now exploring just how formative that decade was al-jazeera spoke with the director of the hirshhorn museum hosting the exhibition melissa cheer. some of the surprises in this exhibition are really from the materials that the artists use this was a time in which some of the artists were looking at commodity and consumer goods and so you have interesting juxtapositions whether it's the now mass to work by jeff koons where he combines a fluorescent light with a hoover vacuum cleaner. or can love who has created a living room out a square of couches but you can't actually get into it so he's shutting you out we
have a number of works that use t.v. referred to m.t.v. or even the best kept secret cars and. this was a moment i think when t.v. became actually almost. a creative op form and a number of the other squat from that kind of t.v. culture a big shift was the artists were using in adopting the strategies of marketing and advertising and you see quotations from advertising a lot in the work of these artists a lot of the things that happened in the eighty's are feeling very familiar right now whether it was stock market high economic prosperity. a turn towards kind of critiques around ideas of value and towards the end of the one nine hundred eighty s. there was also a new sense of politic you saw the aids crisis in that decade happened
and even if we fast forward to today i think we're seeing a new found sense of identity politics and. as always plenty more news on our website at al-jazeera dot com the very latest on all of our top stories on there including the latest on the political crisis in south africa at al-jazeera dot com . hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctantly heeding orders from his party d.n.c. he'll go with immediate effect ending almost nine years in power frequently mocks by scandal the ruling a.n.c. told him to quit or face moves in parliament to force him out cereal run post i will take over as south africa's leader of a seventeen people have been killed in the u.s.
after a gunman opened fire at a high school in florida it happened in pocket and which is north of miami a suspect has been arrested he's believed to be a former student who was expelled. nicholas i don't disclose the man i k o yes he. was the killer listen closely and we've already begin to begin to dissect these websites and enjoy the social media that he was on and some of the things that come to mind are very very good the u.n. special envoy to syria has warned that violence in the war torn country is the worse is seen since taking the job four years ago so i found a mr a says he has received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed in one week recently of a certain billion dollars have been pledged to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of i saw their seventy six countries promise money at a summit in co weight but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back. but lisa age of terrorists
a prominent opposition figure for alleged contact with the outlawed muslim brotherhood group abdel moneim aboul fotouh was a presidential candidate in the twenty twelve elections he's a staunch critic of president of fact r.c.c. and call for a boycott of next month's election others who announced their intention to run again sisi were either arrested or forced to withdraw including a former army chief zimbabwe's political opposition has lost a towering figure with the death of morgan china the founder of the movement for democratic change was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa he was sixty five years old allies of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering their support after police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges that's now is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts he denies the allegations and an explosion has killed four people at carnival celebrations in bolivia the bomb went off in the city of all rural the capital of
president evo morales his home province those are the headlines on al-jazeera the stream is next to stay with us. facing new realities growing up went to do you realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter is activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on and talk to al-jazeera at this time. i'm sorry ok new it a very stylish stream today new york fashion week is underway and all media watching design is a little is on the runway but this is it is strange talk is are that you're looking to social media to actually find fashion models that represent your body type and your way of dressing and your thoughts on fashion. and with about eight hundred million views.