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this is d.w. news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes the aid so nobody making its way to the victims of psycho need i was half and other emergency supplies are being distributed to areas that can be reached and on the ground up based on the relief operation in mozambique. and the power outages that at left south africans in the dark with the country grappling a serious energy crisis we asked should all governments in africa have sole control of key sectors when they mismanage them. i'm christine wonder welcome to deja news africa i'm glad you're cheated in foreign
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aid has begun flowing into the three countries mozambique's and baldwin malawi hit by sites known in die the european union has released just under four million dollars while britain has pledged about double that amount neighboring tanzania is military enough to tons of food and medicine although aid is now trickling in distributing it is still very difficult it's being described as the worst humanitarian crisis in mozambique history heavy flooding and prolonged boats afraid of compounding the destruction wreaked by cycling last week the storm and floodwaters not only and govt roads and bridges they also wiped out communications networks across the region. and many of eat ice victims of wolves again finding themselves in danger. this mother is
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one of hundreds of thousands who lost their home she's worried about her newborn as food supplies in the shelter run low. they didn't own doesn't last night i haven't eaten anything yesterday i saw that food was running out i went in asked and they told me that food was over and until now i've had none. that's because the floods and heavy rain which followed in the storm's wake a hindering aid workers efforts in some areas floodwaters and meters deep most rural areas remain cut off from help. resulting in three. rescuers are also working around the clock to save lives many victims are still trapped on rooftops trees and all the remote areas and the region is bracing for more heavy rain in the coming days flooding has become to biggest threat is facing right now
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to get an update on the relief effort in was and break we're joined by joseph combat or from the christian relief organization world vision he's coming to us from beirut good to have you on the news mr american you just described to us the conditions under which you have to operate as you try and get help to the victims of this deadly storm. thank you i'm in the situation currently in beirut and surrounding areas it's very. almost ninety percent of the infrastructure destroyed or affected. every house i have seen has lost several. people or have. been rendered homeless and the government is trying to move more place some multipoint to different in a distressed comps what we cannot be able to provide them substance mr can i as
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we've heard about aid coming into the country and a lot of volunteers also coming into into these areas is that enough no definitely it's not enough to support that is coming in is just beginning to trickle is not sufficient compared to the nature of the disaster this is huge it's a really really big disaster i mean wiping out an entire city that's huge and when you to think of this surrounding areas of the city and the rural areas that we have not even been able to reach out to so the eighty's definitely not enough my last question to you and if you could answer this very briefly how many people are we are we are you estimating do you think are still out there that you've not been able to reach. out my. estimate is about probably nine hundred thousand of them one point we don't have to
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told us isman trees outs because of lack of access to the people but are probably about one hundred to one million people and reached joseph's come out of from the christian relief organization world vision coming to us from bear mozambique thank you so. africa's most industrialized economy is struggling to keep the lights on ninety five percent of south africa's electricity is provided by the state owned company has long had problems meeting the country's powered demands this latest crisis has seen as call me pose lowell long stages of power blackouts in raging south africans i'll be talking to an energy analyst in johannesburg but first this report on the impact off those pockets. to be rescreened and the meat is slowly spoiling which means business at this restaurant in johannesburg is slowing. we disagree.
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sure that it doesn't matter whether the little. girls. south africa's main electricity supply at eskom can provide enough power to meet the country's energy needs eskom is currently rotating blackouts lasting several hours across the country leaving businesses like these leather restorer working in the dark. he grows and. grows out because it will make my india. was the. most affordable or. even simple things like filling up a car with a tank of fuel doesn't work if there's no electricity to pump the petrol luckily for drivers these petrol station has a generator is a backup but it's a pricey alternative for the business. carries on like this we would really be affected even if people right luckily we've got it you know right there we are self-sustaining. when it comes to power budget really it's something that we did in
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project for keeping south africa's economy pumping would prove difficult if we can keep the power on i'm joined now by ronald energy analyst in johannesburg south africa welcome to. africa missed a child hey you've said south africa's have a crisis is a man made crisis what do you mean by that. yes that's correct there is a way that men meet is because a lot of mistakes including what you call a mother i mean it's that issue in my life you said corruption. reach actually. being better than calling them technical problems all right miss a child a year have had you spent a lot of time working in government so you can speak from from from both positions essentially but in africa out of men's are obsessed with with controlling sexes like energy supply but we see them in
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a case like this mismanagement should they still be able to have that much power all is the solution in the case of south africa to privatized the sect and allow the play is in rio and as we see it did predict blackouts reach out taking police right now in south africa as you can hear from the person to me that it's teachers for. this has been ongoing for the week it is a good lesson to african governments to say that well but ever needs to be done by the private sector really needs to start to open that door you need to take note of the fact that most of the african countries at the present moment the good the image the sector as a succinct unfortunately it is strategic in their own political says. you know being sort of ensuring that they promote what you can call universal
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access and promote energy but it's. we've got it and. doesn't the problem is i'm as a child and we've seen the south african government respond very strongly and lot of senior government officials the president himself reacting to this particular balance of power cats are you satisfied with what you're hearing from the politicians. not at all for exhibit a so safety at the present moment really cut government especially good religion but of religion is the source of the problem as opposed to death is not of i.d.s. when you look at the press briefing of yes i do but it is so public and operates instead of them giving us what you can call it. and interventions that will let me do see it was like they were giving us a lecture of how sperms problem are all about we are not looking for problems and
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should have to be that it would be explained in detail it's from their public point of view we need still lucian's we need to say that we have to have knows where the problems are and the cost of. executing at these other ten minutes which we are focusing up on to ensure that you know it is situation is correct and they make it as a matter of days so they didn't give us anything or even the fourteen days we did talk about this idea is not helping us because end up footing did they said that they're still trying to understand their problems for me as an activist and then opinion that should use a yet does not give me a solution because i was doing at the minute a duck right and you know half of your face is actually in the darkness a child can have somebody cough the trouble that south africa is in at this time run out childcare and energy analyst in johannesburg africa thank you ok it's the un's international day of happiness so we sent our correspondents to ask people
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what makes you happy. what makes me happy is money. because when i have money the office missed ability of things that i want to do that without money i can't but i think. the music. my family my footing. oh no it still. makes me happy every day. when i get the chance to interact with minded people i know so when i. come up with ideas for my business and expect. them i'm very happy. makes me happy my family makes me happy see them around me i'm being around them makes me happy. and it's bad in my studies you know for me to be great and which are. well
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i think other people it's makes me here piers. it's makes me happy. all my life the very happy double life yeah happy to. let us know what makes you happy get in touch with us on facebook or on twitter that is it from dayton is africa as always you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page because it is happiness stay with leave you with pictures happy pictures.
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