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tv   World Stories - Russia Putins Mercenaries in Syria  Deutsche Welle  March 26, 2018 6:15am-6:31am CEST

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i like that our innovations magazine for in asia. africa every week and always looking to the future on t w dot com of science and research for asia. time for an upgrade. funded sure that grows all by. our house with. design highlights you can rate yourself. trends tips and tricks that will turn your home to something special. upgrade yourself with v.w. interior design channel on your terms. when i was young i dreamed about changing the world. but i was a woman in egypt things turned out differently. forced marriage genital
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fighting in syria for the assad regime something moscow denies. you can find out more. here in the russian town of kid there where people are waiting for news about seven locals who reportedly went to fight in syria they allegedly worked as mercenaries which is illegal in russia the topic is sensitive many people here say they know nothing about the man who. in fact we are repeatedly met with rejection and kids this building is home to the mother of one of the fighters she had agreed to speak to us about her son but canceled the interview after being told her son had been killed. a local gives us the address of the wife of another mercenary when we tried to speak to her she insists she is someone else but she also warns none of us is going to talk to you. just like the relatives of the mercenaries the russian government has largely kept silent about them and even
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denied their existence the foreign ministry took over a week to respond after a recent airstrike reportedly killed up to two hundred russians with two yellow i reports says the death of dozens and hundreds of russian citizens is a classic case of dissent from ation. analyst yon but i need ski thinks the russian government is using mercenary groups to keep the fischel military losses low. which you want to look at because this strategy is beneficial for the russian government because it can show it's doing its job but just like the americans and the british russia can say those aren't our soldiers no soldiers have died but yet we don't know who these people are asked who were sent in there. the town's population is just over two thousand although no relatives wanted to talk on camera other residents were willing to speak about the man but he heard maybe he
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wanted to earn money towards an apartment there's not much work here. yeah there were. still to get that out by you i think the government is behind all of this it's not like these guys just decided to go there themselves that just went someone must have sent them. but it's not clear when and if the man in syria will return ticket they're all there for now the town and the government are both keeping their silence. since january the trumpet ministration has withheld some sixty five million dollars in aid from the un relief agency for palestinians gaza's economy is now on the brink of collapse. every morning college shutdown pushes his coffee car to gaza city's main square the father of two hasn't been able to find a job gaza has been almost completely sealed off by israel and egypt for the past
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ten years there's almost no work to be found here was having my son our stock of factory owners have closed down their facilities some of them went bankrupt some want to jail because of the economy so there's no such thing as an economy here because it is exhausted now look at the. a cup of coffee sells for about twenty euro cents on good days celadon makes up to four euro's minus expenses. like him many gallons are struggling to get by. well over half of the two million people here have become dependent on supporters in one way or another. at the shati refugee camp distribution center people collect basic food ration every three months but after the u.s. slashed its aid for the un relief agency for palestinians the future of the program seems very uncertain it has address to the already strained economic situation of
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gaza's border crossing with egypt the main gateway is remains closed most of the time. while imports through israel's sole crossing for goods have further dropped. off or to sort of a complete lifting of the siege of gaza is needed because gaza is on the edge of a real explosion due to the economic social and humanitarian crisis. gaza's crisis is affecting all areas of life here in a government run hospital. fears for her son's health nine year old yahia is dependent on kidney dialysis four times a week with constant fuel shortages it's always a challenge to keep the hospital generators running. electricity in gaza often runs for only four hours a day. not so with that of all the continued reduction in cuts in the electricity supply to hospitals cheering kidney dialysis greatly effects the health condition
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of my son the dialysis procedure depends entirely on electricity ivette tricity goes out during dialysis this will affect his heart. so far the hospital has always managed to keep the generation is running international donors have stepped in to pay for the fuel but for many years now aid organizations have more and about the lack of real long term solutions and many gazans fear that this crisis will only continue to get worse. when one of the biggest uncut diamonds in the world was discovered in sierra leone a year ago hopes were raised the proceeds would also benefit local development our west africa correspondent reports. for we had traveled for an hour through the jungle of sierra leone combine and the more
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wanted to show us the mine fit is known the world over and the more as head of the nearby village one year ago diggers found a huge diamant the so-called peace diamonds and the more himself held it in his own hands. i was so happy we all wear the diamond was so big and the people here were happy because they thought now we'll see some money. seven hundred and nine carats no one had ever seen a diamond that large five figures walking for the past or whether once to find it first the past or brought the diamonds to the district chief then together they personally delivered the diamonds to the president of sierra leone this was rare usually diamants us smuggled out of the region in december there was an auction in new york that raised six point five million dollars forty percent should go to the past or sixty percent to the government the government promised to spend part of the money to support the village and the district.
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back in the village there is no electricity no hospital not even a paved street one of the three teachers in the village show us the school where two hundred children are taught this is just it is not it is not a school this is just a part of the young not even a school building look at it that's supposed to be a school as long as we are living in conditions like this that diamond shouldn't leave the country they'll have a great time in america with a diamond but what about. god should punish you all. we see. yonder more the village head shows us where the new school was supposed to be built but there's nothing to see no construction no development. in the provincial capital we are able to interview the chief he is on the government payroll he assures us though that he has not received any money from the diamond but he is
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certain the government will invest one million dollars in the region patients is required. reason to do. shows like this for example. he's. been in and so on and so forth but i do any reason to believe that. in sierra leone's capital freetown we tried to interview government officials but no one would speak to us we were able to get in touch with the pastor as well apparently he has built for us in the meantime. inquire do they are still waiting waiting for school for electricity for a medical clinic they are waiting for justice and hoping a new diamond will surface some time soon for.
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our last report takes us to the western german city of decent. for young people sharing an apartment there recently told us their stories of everyday racism in this university town. to germans to foreigners they all share an apartment in germany each of them has experienced racism. laundry lawn co has given up being accepted in germany. a few years ago he was visiting a friend on his way back to the apartment a neighbor in the stairwell brutally pushed and beat him he thought laundry was a burglar because of his skin color. which was all i was really angry if i were german he wouldn't have asked me why i was there it would have been called believe . laundries roommates have not experienced physical violence but they heard many
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a racial slur and one question over and over again. is in hockey hold they just see the color of my skin and immediately ask which country i come from they label me as a foreigner as if i didn't belong here in germany who. its voice is like this mans which sure prejudice and march in allies people andre poken bird from the right wing party alternative for germany. and. with the rise of right wing populists the debate over foreigners has intensified the flatmate say the question of where they come from is being asked more and more frequently the four emphasize their similarities. they don't want other people to dictate to them who belongs in germany. i know i'm german
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but i've also experienced things that maybe someone who only knows germany can't imagine it and that's why i see myself more as a german plus. but landry lawn co has had enough of not being accepted after his studies he plans to leave the flat and return to his homeland in cameroon. to. change in saudi arabia. conservative veil of repression is slowly being lifted some say. to saudi filmmakers and the right to. present their work about a new generation of women fighting for their rights. next
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