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our security correspondent frank gardner has just returned from tunisia with this exclusive report. tunis by night, and a national guard unit prepares to raid a suspected terrorist hideout. since two devastating attacks in 2015, this country has found to stamp out terrorism and make tunisia safe for tourists. well, they've just gone into a house here. we can hear some shouts. we're in a tiny little backstreet, and they're looking for members of an isis cell that has been in libya, they suspect, so the whole street is flooded with these armed national guard soldiers. three years ago, on this beach near sousse, an isis gunman shot dead 38 people, 30 of them british. now, tunisia is getting training from royal navy instructors in maritime security, while met police detectives have been training up hotel staff.
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at four key airports, british aviation experts have installed new screening equipment. so i asked britain's ambassador, how safe is it now? well, no country is 100% safe, as we saw with the tragic attacks in london and manchester last year. but it is safer here than it was in 2015, because the tunisians‘ capability has improved. in the resort town of hammamet, where thomas cook is taking the first returning british tourists, i asked the hotel manager what precautions he's taking. we have around 60 cameras all around the hotel. the exterior cameras are all monitored 2a hours by persons behind the screens. but tunisia sits in a dangerous neighbourhood. across this border, libya is in chaos, and isis has bases. the manchester bomber trained in libya, and so did
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the sousse gunman. back in the capital tunis, the night raid yields results. suspects are arrested and will now face trial. tunisia has made huge progress against terrorism, but if its tourist industry is to recover fully, it will need to stay vigilant. frank gardner, bbc news, tunisia. that's a summary of the news, newsday is coming up at midnight. now on bbc news it's time for newsnight with evan davis. the stopped and searched i was around 11 years old. —— the first timei around 11 years old. —— the first time i got. he would not tell us a description we fitted except for being black, probably. tonight: the views of young black men on what it means to be a target of police stop and search.
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so what would you do if you were running the police in london, trying to deal with knife crime? you might think that stop and search works, but is that at the cost of community relations? we'll ask the deputy mayor for policing and crime in london whether she thinks stop and search is the right. 0xfam — the charities commission opens a statutory inquiry into allegations of misconduct in haiti, but are they investigating a crime or a cover—up? we'll discuss charity transparency. and south africa stands on the brink of a historic change of president. is this a second chance for the country to put itself on the right road? hello. how do we stop knife crime? and what should be the role of police stop and search in preventing it? it's quite a dilemma, this, in london right now, because knife crime in the capital is at a six—year high.
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last year there were 134 knife murders in the capital, and i'm afraid there was another death yesterday afternoon. everybody acknowledges the tragedy of it, but what do we do? now, the met commissioner cressida dick has said she thinks that more stop and search may be useful. after all, knife crime rose just as stop and search was being scaled back. so that's one view. but there is a cost to stop and search in the goodwill that is lost from the black community who know they are the ones who are stopped most often, particularly young black men. before we hear that perspective, take a look at some key statistics on this. the starkest figure is this — in the last 12 months, the chance of being stopped in london was almost five times higherfor black rather than white men. hence the sense that it is a racially—charged policy. but of course the police can say that reflects where the crime is.
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so the crucial piece of data is whether they are stopping more innocent black men than white men. and there is a small amount of evidence for that. in the last 12 months, looking at is—to—i9—year—olds, 29% of searches led to some follow—up on white men; 25% did on black men. it's not a huge difference but, yes, the searches on black men are marginally less fruitful than those on the white, which suggests the police don't have the balance quite right and are searching too many black men. but to stress the dilemma, let's remember that it is young black men who need protecting — they were the victims of 29% of knife homicides in london last year. well, that's the dry data. hear now what young black men in the capital themselves think. film—maker sarah 0'connell has been finding out exactly that for us. my name is p] taylor,
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i'm 28 years old and i've been stopped and searched about eight or nine times. it gets countless after a while, it's something that happens. 0h, stop and search today, what happened, and then you talk about something else. the first time was when i was 14, playing on the estate in brixton and the police were on foot, they came up to us and said they were going to stop and search us. we had to stand up against the wall and they threatened us about running away. there was no level of respect, we just stood there, watched each other get searched and emptied the pockets, getting frisked, front and behind, top to bottom. nothing was explained to us, theyjust done it. like i said, we were 14 years old, we were just playing out.
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how i felt at the time, scared, hoping i don't get in trouble with my mum because i want to play tomorrow after school. my name is shanin omara, i'm 32 and have been stopped and searched at least 20 times in my life. they start by saying that they've had lots of incidents in this area and i've heard that over and over in my life. the first time they stop you they tried the good cop, bad cop approach where one of them will try and be the more friendly version saying, 0k, we're going to be going to do this, this kind of crime is happening in the area and you start questioning yourself. what was i doing, where am i going? why do i need to tell you what i'm doing? i am 25 and i've been stopped and searched so many times i can't
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remember how many. the first time i was around 11, 12 years old. a lot of the times, when i was stopped and searched as a child, the police would say it's because there's been robberies in the area but they wouldn't tell us a description that we fitted, except for probably being black and wearing urban clothes. there's times when they would just harass us. strip search in the back of the van, touching certain places that they're not really meant to, legally, i understand, they aren't legally allowed to do. they used to really take advantage of our lack of knowledge of the law and a lot of us thought that because their police, they can do anything they want. my name is lamarjennings mckenzie, i've been stopped and searched once, when i was 13.
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me and my friend was walking down the street. an undercover officer, who wasn't wearing any clothing that showed he was an officer, grabbed me. at the time i thought it was kidnappers so i was really scared for my friend. i now know that... you're meant to show your permit, to let us know you or the police and you are going to do a stop and search. my name isjunior, i am 24 and i've been stopped and searched over 400 times, even today they still use the same language, robberies, you match the description, that's their reason, basically. when they target you from young and you done so much when you were young, they don't want to let it go. they always try and watch you. you're more likely to be stopped and searched if you were a tracksuit
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because they think everybody wearing one is a drug dealer. so they target that, that's my opinion. generally the young people i work with, identify and they don't trust the police. even when it's mostly the males who are getting stopped and searched, the girls will tell me about how they see their boyfriends or brothers etc, siblings being stopped. do i have faith in the police? now i'm going to say yeah, i do have faith in the police because not all police are... insert aggressive word here, but they are actually doing theirjobs and they are cool ones and know—how to deal with it but a lot of officers are trained on dealing with human beings. you have to respect that they are doing theirjob but there's‘far way yafldo yourjflb—l
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to do the stop and searches, are doing theirjobs correctly. you have two come correct. personally i don't like the police but there's good police out there, good ones, bad ones, corrupted ones. a lot of them are corrupted, which is why they have a bad name because they do a lot of things behind closed doors that is not in the media. i've been a victim of police brutality, they put me in a van and punched me up. the police are high up and being on the streets, making that accusation, you are no one. you tell me how it's meant to change. i don't know where they get it from but in their mind, as soon as they see a black man or black boy they think he's a criminal, he's going to hurt me, but somebody, so they start defending themselves against something they don't need to defend themselves from. we aren't going to hurt you,
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we're just trying to get on with our lives, trying to get home the same way you are. every time i see the police i get an uncomfortable feeling. never comfortable with the uniform, the car, just not comfortable. i just know that they aren't here to protect and me, they aren't here to work for me, they have no interest in me. if the police officers are wearing body cameras and they are active, then they can't turn them on or off, then i'd feel a bit safer because right now the police can control their own cameras though if they really want to do something then it doesn't have to be filmed. i'm just hoping my phone has got a battery and something that can maybe protect me. i can go live and they may not be able to do as much. just me on the roads, if they brutalise me and i'm saying this officer done this, in the court of law, without camera evidence,
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his word is going to be taken over mine. it can sometimes turn out to be horrific, the outcomes. there was a little boy called terrell, his picture went viral on the internet. the police in a stop—and—search smashed his face into a window. he may be on medication for the rest of his life. what there needs to be, there needs to be more projects to give the people, youth, ambition. if you're not going to play sport or music then is looking less hopeful for you. but there is so much more than that. investing in the youth, that is the key, rather thanjust random stop and search. stop and search itself doesn't deal with the issue of knife crime because knife crime
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is a mentality issue. nothing is going to work to be honest. there must be something? no, i'm trying to think. i don't think. cut from there, where i stopped. i'm done, i'm done. the film was made by sarah 0'connell for us. so let's hear from the other side. sophie lindon is london's deputy mayor for policing and crime. good evening, what's your reaction to listening to those voices? do you hear them? i've heard them many times in the time i've worked on the police and crime and when i hear young men talking about stop and search and the lack of trust in the police it is concerning because the police are there for them, to keep them safe. as we've seen from the statistics you put up today, many victims of knife crime are young black men and theirfamilies and communities. what was striking is that they had
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quite nuanced views of the police, it wasn't simple or all hostility, they understand there is good and bad everywhere but low levels of general trust. do you think they are actually wrong not to trust the police more or are they right to take the view that they do? i can understand and i have heard many times as we did on your film why some young men don't trust the police but thejob of the metropolitan police is to get into the community so that the young people who find it difficult to trust them know that the police out there on their side. there are two reasons you might not trust the police, it maybe understandable but they are good, but on the other side, you don't trust the police and you shouldn't trust the police, i'm wondering if you are right that they shouldn't or you sympathise with them? i think they should trust the police because they are there to protect them, to get knives off the streets, to ensure they can protect them.
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the reason i talk about understanding their concerns is that i've spoken to many young people like those in the film who talk about the times they've been stopped and searched, the way it was done and how it was ineffective and they weren't given proper reasons. you believe them when they say it is like that? absolutely, we know in the past there has been blanket stop and search on the streets which has caused community tension. what we're talking about with stop and search now is expecting an increase where it knife crime is increasing. in particular areas? yes, particular areas. when police say that you match the description of a suspect of a crime in this area, and i think we heard it several times, do you believe that the police say that sometimes to justify going after someone? or the only way they resemble the suspect is the colour of their skin. if the police are undertaking stop
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and search and they don't have a good reason, that is wrong. it is important to have the right intelligence because as you seen tonight, notjust in london but across in another wales, violence and knife crime is increasing which is why we have said to communities, work with us and give us intelligence so we can target those young people and adults who are carrying knives, and for whatever reason it is, some of them perpetrating violence and when things get out of hand, people get seriously injured or murdered. so the contention is, and you and the mayor believe this, stop and search does help in the fight against knife crime? it is only one of the tools involved in tackling knife crime. one of the enforcement powers the police have, and they are doing lots
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of other work on the street and in communities, but that is just one part, enforcement, and actually towards the end of your film the young people really did start to talk about what needs to be done to tackle knife crime and that is absolutely what we're doing from the mayor's office, and the metropolitan police, putting in place the measures working with schools, families and communities, but the real problem, and you picked out one figure, £22 million coming out of london. that is just one figure. we have money coming out of schools, head of mental health services, and only this weekend we saw other survey where headteachers were saying they couldn't get the mental health support young people need. we know if you really want to tackle knife crime, yes, stop and search, effectively and professionally done, but also you need to have investment in services that are really going to support young people, and that needs the government to step up and invest.
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i am interested in one thing, though. scotland i think had no knife deaths of young people last year. london was a very different picture. what scotland doing that london isn't doing, and by? sorry, scotland, going back some years, but why is it working in scotland and why not in london? we are looking at scotland and have learned the lessons there, many of the things as part of that strategy in investing in mental health services, putting youth workers into a&e departments, but one of the key things they have done in scotland is invested in services, in services for young people, mental health services and work in schools, and it really is very difficult to really do that, the wide strategy of public health they are doing in scotland, if we don't have the investment from the government who are cutting the crucial services... so your point is it is the central government cuts, to your budgets, that are going to be responsible for the difference between london and scotland in the performance on this really significant measure? so central government cuts to local authority budgets or the nhs
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budgets, obviously 32 local authorities in london, they are making it very difficult to effectively tackle knife crime. the police can only do so much. as we all know they are the enforcement part. we need and we are investing the mayor's office, in new services, mental health services, but compared to the money taken out by central government, itjust isn't enough. sophie linden, thank you very much indeed. thank you. the charity commission has opened an inquiry into 0xfam this evening in the wake of the scandal of misconduct in haiti — a scandal that is not going away. the charity's chief executive, mark goldring, went to meet the international development secretary penny mordaunt today. there was an apology to her, and there was also a resignation. not mr goldring himself — he only started at 0xfam in 2013, sometime after the misconduct was inadequately dealt with. but his deputy resigned today. penny lawrence was international programmes director at the time and said she was ashamed
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of what had been exposed. what about 0xfam's foot soldiers, though? and its customers? here are some voices from reading. it sounds like bad behaviour of a few people, but charities generally do a lot of good work, i think. yeah, it wouldn't put me off. i'm long—term unemployed due to ill—health, and i'm grateful for being able to volunteer for charities as well. i mean, i like the idea that i'm contributing towards something which hopefully does a lot of good. do know what i mean, they're making out they're whiter than white, doing nicejobs, getting a nice wage packet, and they're just taking the mickey out of everyone that puts all the money in the bucket, aren't they? so really they should go to court, shouldn't they? using the 0xfam shop, or donating, as i'vejust done, it wouldn't make me feel any different to do that, but if i was going to give substantial amounts of money i would probably think more carefully about what i'm putting my money into,
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and asking a few more questions about what it is they're doing and where that money is being invested. if people are going there they should be doing what they're meant to, not just... they're not on holiday, are they? somebody in a position of, you know, responsibility, and a position of power, who is actually going out there to help, you know, deal with a crisis, shouldn't be using and taking advantage of those who are obviously being made homeless, being made vulnerable, have potentially lost family members. you know, it's just taking advantage. it's not very nice at all. some voices from reading there. in fairness to 0xfam, it is not alone in having failed to deal with sexual misconduct properly. in fact, it's not easy to think of an organisation that has dealt with a scandal of that kind very well. something seems to get in the way of full openness and transparency. penny lawrence, the 0xfam deputy director who resigned today,
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says in her biography on the charity's website, "i am a passionate advocate of women's rights." there is no reason to disbelieve that, but clearly something inhibited her publicly calling out bad behaviour towards women in her own organisation. so let's think about transparency — why it is so hard to be open, and how far it should be expected? i'm joined by crisis management consultant robin swinbank, and founder of the charities advisory trust, dame hilary blume. a very good evening to you both. hilary blume, why do you think people find it so hard to be transparent? they haven't done anything wrong, the people in headquarters. why do they want to quieten it all down and not exposed to people like the regulator what has been going on? i am not as complacent as you about it. i think they should be ashamed of themselves. the problem we are talking about, transparency, it is not what the problem is. the problem really is what was 0xfam doing sending people from western europe into a situation where the didn't have...
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nobody had any control over them, they were answerable to nobody, and they were having an appalling time in the sense that they weren't helping the people, and they brought the whole upper and into disrepute. now, if you see your charity as an operation to raise money, and you think that what you are doing is about money, then you would want to keep very quiet about it. what we should be talking about is why they were sending people from outside with no democratic control over them, why were they doing that in the first place? you really raising a very big point going much wider than sexual misconduct at 0xfam, which is the whole model of aid often as you send foreigners in to try and help the locals, that is what aid mostly is, isn't it? yes, that is how it was in 1950. i don't think we should proceed on the same basis. when ghana became independent there were not that many graduates
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in the country but now we are watching their doctors and nurses, so there are people there who are qualified and the real problem is there is nobody controlling these outside organisations. we go in not really accountable to government... yes, who are they accountable to? robin swinbank, i am interested in this issue of transparency, to get back to that. what do you think the obstacle is? so often, you think, why did you do that? it was obviously going to come out at some point. i think is the time pressure involved and being able to articulate your story from your prospective in a very brief and clear way. you are under immense under immense pressure, immense scrutiny, and you are likely to get a kicking from your key stakeholders, the media, the public, the politicians. but is it not possible to look good?
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you have to sanction this conduct scandal and one of your projects... you see, we have on this, uncovered it and we have dealt with it. does that leave everybody feeling very queasy or do they think, it is an efficient organisation? we know that things go wrong in organisations all the time. we are not embarrassed to say that things have gone wrong. i think the general public or of that view, that things can be forgiven, but in the media, with the story breaking, something has gone wrong, and you are going to be judged for the thing that has gone wrong. it is how you move forward from that position, how you defend it and how you articulate it in a way that is convincing in a short space of time, and that is very challenging from a management perspective. is it the case that all the other aid charities, with models very similar to 0xfam's, they must be looking through their back catalogue and saying, 0mg, what have we got? i don't think they will look through it. whistle—blower might now bring it forward and you will look much better to have exposed it yourself than to let someone asked...
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i just think you will look terrible doing it, and i think it is intrinsic, particularly in disaster situations, that you will get these abuses, because think about it. people have nothing. somebody comes in, and they've got food and they've got supplies, and they've got possibilities for you. and you have three hungry children at home, and you're still quite pretty. won't you therefore expose yourself and try to get the best for your children? it puts you in a terrible position, and the real problem is that so much of this parachuting people into the situations makes it difficult. if you gave it to the local corrupt organisations, at least the public there would know that they were there... it is a fascinating argument. they would have to have, they would have some control over them. one of the most interesting examples
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of aid is that in an african country, and i wish i could remember which one, they put up signs on the schools saying this school gets this amount of money from the government, and it was a real revelation to the people, and they said, ok, that is enough for more teachers and why haven't we got the textbooks? if you give people information they have some power. well, transparency was our original topic and you are making the point more general than that. robin swinbank, what is your advice to all the other charities now? well, i think it is a collective problem, because it will damage the voluntary sector, undoubtedly. confidence will be damaged in the giving aspect of that. people will be wary of it. you have given advice on crisis management, with handling these things. what is the sort of goal to advise at this point? it is absolutely to have the position that the crisis is both a threat and an opportunity and the vision must be to be
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in a better place at the end of it than you were before the crisis unfolded. i don't see the opportunity. do you mean to sort out your safeguarding? absolutely, to sort out how you are structured, what your policies and procedures are, how robust they are, and how will you communicate your beliefs and your values to all you stay called as. —— stakeholders. there has been a further development in that helen evans, who was actually in charge of monitoring these events, has just spoken out and said, all her approaches were ignored by 0xfam. i think that one is a hard one to overcome. this is obviously going to run on for days. thank you both very much. thank you. now, we will take a pause for viewsnight. polly mckenzie has her say about workers‘ rights
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in the so—called gig economy. that was polly‘s viewsnight there. south africa really is on the cusp of regime change of a significant kind. jacob zuma is on the way out. according to the broadscaster sabc, he has been given 48 hours to resign. for the best part of a week now, he's been clinging on. his heir apparent, cyril ramaphosa, has spent days trying to persuade him to stand aside. that didn't seem to work, so today, it was the anc‘s national executive committee's turn — that met for six hours, but it didn't quite agree to dislodge him. but everyone now assumes he will be deposed, and south africa will get a second chance to launch itself as a well—run african country. for quite a few years now there has been popular discontent at president zuma. here, as long as go as 2013, he was being booed at nelson mandela's memorial service. a sense that the man was better at looking after himself than his country.
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he became president in 2009 after rising to the top of the anc two yea rs before. you could just dismiss him as a bad president — that can happen in any country. i, jacob... but there have to be big questions for the anc, which selected zuma, despite some massive questions that predated his rise to president of the party. he was charged with raping an hiv—positive family friend in 2005. although he was acquitted, he told the court that in order to avoid catching hiv he had showered, a claim that was much derided. but more significantly, mr zuma had been deputy president under president thabo mbeki but was sacked on allegations of money—laundering and racketeer. it would be best to release honourable jacob zuma from his responsibilities as deputy president of the republic and member of the cabinet. charges that have refused to go away. was there any due diligence by the anc at the time?
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did anyone care? well, there's no doubt mr zuma has enjoyed strong support among some members of the public, particularly in his home province of kwazulu—natal. he has a populist appeal. from a poor start, he portrays himself as a man of the people. when the going was getting tough last year he made a populist gesture of suggesting white land might be expropriated without compensation. for him, the future may involve some legal problems. for south africa, the question is whether the anc has learned its lesson and will pick more carefully in future. for now, everyone thinks zuma's replacement, cyril ramaphosa, is a big improvement, but can he really turn the country round ? verashni pillay is head of digital at thejohannesburg radio station power fm, she's the former editor—in—chief of huffpost south africa and the mail & guardian. i asked her whether presidentjacob zuma could expect a soft deal similar to the one robert mugabe got in order to get him out of office? this is the raging debate happening right now in south africa,
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and i have to say that south africans are a lot less forgiving than zimbabweans appear to be around their president leaving office. so right now there's all sorts of speculation in the media around the kind of deal that is being cut within the ruling party to get the president to leave. from what the reports are saying and the sources that are sort of leaking, it seems he is very reluctant to go and wants some sort of protection. however, it would make the new president very unpopular to give him any kind of blanket amnesty, so while there have been reports of various deals nothing has been confirmed. however, if the opposition party takes it into their own hands to do some sort of vote of no—confidence in the president, and are finally successful with that, you know, he has no bargaining power,
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and will leave with no benefits for the rest of his life. he has a terrible press here and he has a pretty bad press in south africa. i just wonder if you could explain his popular appeal because there are plenty of people who rather love jacob zuma, right? i think especially at the beginning of his presidency he was very well loved. i mean, he managed to do the unthinkable and get a sitting president recalled. so he was very popular in the beginning. and he particularly had a very grass—roots appeal, particularly in his native province, kwazulu—natal, and it's said that within the rural areas he was considered very popular too, because the previous president, thabo mbeki, was seen as very detached and very sort of intellectual and cold, and zuma was seen as a friendly, charming person. he is said to be very charming in person. but he has frittered away that goodwill and it's very hard to find real supporters of zuma, even in his former strongholds it's very difficult to find supporters now. there were a lot of signs
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of the things that have turned out to be problematic about zuma. some of those signs were there before the man took office and ijust wonder whether, you know, everyone loves cyril ramaphosa, but do you think, looking ahead, that the anc will pick candidates responsibly? if they get a second chance. i mean, let's be honest, the anc‘s fate at the polls is dire. their share of the vote has been rapidly declining over every election. we have very trustworthy elections. hopefully they will take this as a lesson and clean—up their house in the party so people will give them the chance when it comes around again. how excited are you by a change in administration? it seems like quite a significant change of direction. for me, purely from a political point of view, what is happening right now is a spring. there is no other way to put it, everyone is calling it an absolute spring that's happening in south africa.
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not only do we have new leadership but we have strong words and action being taken around accountability. not all just emanating from ramaphosa. coming from our parliament, our civil society, everyone has really pulled together to say, you know what, we aren't going to let it slide, we're demanding accountability. all the corrupt deals we've been reading about for years, and it's showing we're making a u—turn. we were very close to going off the precipice where corruption would have become entrenched and ifeel like we're coming back from that cliff. exciting times, thank you so much, thanks for talking to us. we hoped to speak to peter hain who is in south africa at the moment but i don't think we can so we may have some time to look at the papers. fascinating how something like the 0xfam crisis escalates, starting on friday in the times. the guardian leading on that, 0xfam deputy leader quitting. catching up on today's news. the guardian saying 0xfam could lose 29 million in european funding because of the handling of the misconduct scandal. in a column, the 0xfam sex story is effect and so is the war on foreign aid. the daily telegraph also
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leading on the subject, 0xfam workers offered aid for sex. whistle—blower claims rape overseas and abuse in charity shops were ignored, that was helen evans, who we heard about, she's a spoken on channel 4. a full—blown crisis for 0xfam. that's it from us. we're going to leave you with the voice of katie couric on nbc. we all occasionally say stupid things but her observations about the netherlands speed skating team, they appear not to be based entirely on fact, much to the amusement of the dutch. next is the netherlands. it's probably not a newsflash to tell you the dutch are really, really good at speed skating.
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all but five of the 110 medals they've won have been on the speed skating oval. now, why are they so good, you may be asking yourselves? because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like amsterdam which sits at sea level. as you all know, it has lots of canals which can freeze in the winter. for as long as those canals have existed, the dutch have skated on them to get from place to place to race each other and also to have fun. good evening. we are a long way from being as cold as pyeongchang, but a wintry flavour to the weather for the united kingdom for the next 2a hours. that is thanks to an area of low pressure with it sent out in the atlantic, this weather front will be approaching as tuesday. it will come in along with strengthening winds and will bring rain into the south and will bring rain into the south
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and so to the north. the winds overnight tonight particularly strong and gusty, particularly along the southern coast, but even inland as well. through the small hours, frost developing across eastern areas. in the west, the cloud piling m, areas. in the west, the cloud piling in, that will keep the frost at a somewhat. along with the cloud we will get some snow, that in itself will get some snow, that in itself will bring some complications for the morning rush hour to scotland. ten centimetres possible across the highlands, even through the central belt, maybe a couple of inches. lougue from northern ireland by about eighta.m.. lougue from northern ireland by about eight a.m.. icy conditions to start the day. —— pulling away from. whichever way you look at it, it is a difficult rush hourfor tuesday morning. to the north, snow and ice, further south, gusty winds and heavy rain. keep up—to—date on your bbc local radio station. here is the front pushing its way eastwards through the day. eastern england fine probably until the afternoon.
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western areas breaking up nicely, a difficult mixture of rain, sleet, and snow for the midlands. it will largely be rain by the time the front gets into eastern england. still chilly. highs of 4—5. wintry showers for northern and western scotland. that front of quickly into the continent. into tuesday, clearing skies. do you have, the next whether —— weather system coming from the west on tuesday. plenty of cold air a row. snow likely to be issue. mild airfinally coming in behind that weather system let it on wednesday combet averages will be in the figures. that is the transition that will be key for the latter pa rt transition that will be key for the latter part of the week —— temperatures. it will still bring showers into scotland and northern ireland, but it will introduce a milder air. for many, temperatures finally getting into double figures
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by the time we get into the weekend. a wintry flavour certainly for us on tuesday. coming up next on the bbc news channel, newsday look at the latest international news. tomorrow morning, joined business light for global business news at 8:30 a.m.. lively debate and breaking news in the victoria derbyshire programme from nine a.m.. i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: kim jong—un warms to reconciliation and dialogue between the koreas after the north's high—level delegation returns from the winter 0lympics. jacob zuma is reportedly told by his own party to resign as south africa's president within 48 hours. i'm sharanjit leyl in london. also in the programme: donald trump's daughter—in—law is taken to hospital after opening a letter addressed to her husband containing white powder.
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and dodging the dogs in india, fear on the streets where thousands die every yearfrom rabies bites. live from our studios in singapore and london.
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