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this is steve deputy news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes ethiopian airlines always stood by its foreign and pilots after the march chain plane crash that killed all one hundred fifty seven on board now a preliminary report stating the crew followed procedure as vindicates of the carrier will be talking to an aviation expert in at. the country where great fix him over the age of eighteen are advised not to go to the beliefs we meet the mauritanians living keeping up the fight for tough endorse on sexual violence. and a new show called the seventy seven percent is starting soon. stay tuned to find out what it's all about. i'm christine window while come to be news africa i'm glad. we begin in ethiopia
where investigators have a u.s. jet make a boeing to review its flight control system a report released by the ethiopian government states that the pilots off ethiopian airlines jet that crashed sixty minutes after takeoff last month performed all procedural duties recommended by boeing when the plane started to nose dive but still could not save it i'll be talking to an aviation expert in the days of about first this report. march tenth was a clear morning ethiopian airlines flight three zero two had just left at this abu buffer in nairobi when it plummeted nose first into a field outside the capital a disaster that killed all one hundred fifty seven people on board. a preliminary report now rules out human error as the cause of the tragedy suggesting the crew did everything in their power to avoid the crash. the crew perform it all the
procedures. repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control. the boeing seven three seven max eight reportedly experienced erratic climbs and descents shortly after takeoff a situation similar to the one preceding the crash of lion air flight six one zero in october which killed one hundred eighty nine people. but he's very clear that some of the ways we do not have a student because. number one it's the same airplane more than brown to be on the other hand the flight the duration of the flights or source or mostly what i call the flight was six months six minutes is very short like. scrutiny is centered on an anti stall system that has repeatedly given pilots problems it's designed to automatically lower the aircraft nose if it detects
a stall or loss of airspeed anxious to wind back public trust in its products boeing announced last week it had reprogrammed the software on the seven three seven max to stop the anti stall system from triggering but the us federal aviation administration advised boeing to keep working on the proposed fix before submitting the system for a view. for more on this i'm joined by nick actually an aviation expert joining us from the ethiopian capital addis ababa welcome to africa mr they've got to what do we know now that we didn't know before the release off this preliminary report. actually what the release of today's report does is we confirms the analysis that was done from day one the day of the aircraft crash a lot of aviation experts who have been stating that there is something wrong with the boy aircraft there's something wrong with the way the system was designed by
boeing so all it what it does today's it makes it official has been discussed for the last three and a half weeks so that's probably what i would say the major thing that we learned second thing what we learned is again confirmation that the pilots were qualified to ply to the plane there and trade right at the aircraft as the air war of the and said if i so these are just a reconfirmation as a very important. confirmation on the expected from beginning to size interactive on the base about the pilots they had been some reports in the media suggesting that the pilots didn't were not properly trained to operate the software this is as indication for ethiopian airlines as it is. absolutely absolutely indication and especially since i know the airline it's training has a biggest aviation academy in africa not only does it train its own pilots pilots from all over the world come to be trained ethiopian airlines so yes it's absolutely indication that they have been qualified in fact unlike see some of the
carriers in the united states let's say the largest operator of seventy seven dash eight hundred i'm not axes is an american carrier called southwest and it doesn't even have the simulators whereas ethiopian allies which only has five billie's has spent millions of dollars to train its pilots on those aircraft in the united states their train going on i sixty six minute training camp whereas here it actually trained so that also again reconfirmation this some there was for some early speculation that maybe the pilots were not trained and all that or a right as we confirmed that they were qualified to fly the plane ok so the airlines had to ground i think four of these planes and i wonder what that meant for the carrier and if they are losing money which presumably they are there just to pass that on to to the passages. not no not at all in fact you have to understand it to run on lines in the biggest airline in africa is an uncertain aircraft it's actually bigger than that to the second and third largest airlines in
africa combined so what it is doing and i was talking to the c.e.o. of the other day is they have really deployed they're going to be redeploying the rest of the fleet which is about one hundred in ten of them to make up for them so the other four has been grounded in the the ones i was crashed so there's no way second there's not been on the passing of what in fact if anything this is if you to benefit aviation industry in general and african passengers in particular because it saves them cost that makes it convenient so i think the loyalty of the customers will still be there and i think as we continue to service of that with the dunns the coke compensation part and i think is what you're implying is a very important one because. their aircraft before have been grounded around the world six hundred fifty plus have been grounded so boys will be expected to compensate these are analyzed aircraft actually particularly were brand new they're still under warranty so i would expect buoying to compensate ethiopian allies not
only for the plane that crashed but for the grounding and for lost revenue so there is i think. a financial support that i expect to come he's opened our lives down the wrote ok so many many that are aviation experts coming to us from. thank you thank you for the next story is in mauritania way activists are fighting to postulate just nation to punish gender based violence more severely but in this conservative nation where criminal law is derived from sharia law the topic divides society and politicians like the legislation has already been rejected twice in parliament. has lived through a mother's worst nightmare last year her five year old daughter was attacked by a neighbor. he came and took my daughter while i was asleep then he raped her he was so bad she had to have an operation. rights groups say most survivors of
sexual assault in mauritania don't dare to report their cases to the police that's because the victims of rape are often imprisoned for having sex outside of marriage a criminal offense in mauritania in this case the rapist was convicted because of the girl's young age but the women's rights group a.f.c.'s says even the sex offenders that get convicted often serve only a fraction of their sentence for the past two years a bill seeking tougher penalties for sexual violence has been awaiting parliamentary approval. we need this law because we know that violence against women is skyrocketing. statistics on violence against women are not actually available in mauritania but rights groups say they have women coming to them all the time the draft bill was drawn up with the help of muslim scholars to try to make it acceptable still parliament has rejected it twice
and now it's been withdrawn. we can't adopt a law which contradicts sharia law as that's the basis of our constitution. the debate is not new back in two thousand and thirteen d.w. covered protests in mauritania after a young woman was raped and murdered the family says bandits who can even had her eyes gouged out by her attacker. activists say things won't change until the law changes protection to abuse victims until that happens. and we have an exciting new program coming up here on the it's a magazine show called the seventy seven this thing and here's a little bit about this. seventy seven percent. are younger than. me and the. time.
from. this is where. the seventy seven. people six. ok and you've just seen them in the train left of my colleagues. join me now it is studio and edith is out and i wrote be ok it is so what makes the seventy seven the show to watch. good point you've made it is that it is still towards. it is the seventy seven percent because we see these that. pollution is a huge for what is the most beautiful continent and seven seven s. and plus. thirty five so you see this show in our show you can see is a platform where africa's you'd come together to to dialogue to debate on different
issues it's not just about talking about the challenges or the problems you face of the continent but also a place where they can express pride in being africans as different segments where you're talking about people are talking about cities that and the cool things that make africa so it's really a mix of everything but bottom line it is. because you've talked about debate it if you're going to be hitting the debate signature off the program so what what are you going to be debating what kind of topics are going to be getting into. everything christine i tell you nothing is off bounds and it's not so much what it is we're talking about but how the engagement is happening i'll give you an example we've just come from uganda we were talking about gender inequality a topic that's already hot in and of itself but i had millennial is from africa telling me things that left my jaw on the floor and this is the kind of engagement that we wanted from the people on the ground and it's exactly what we're finding
shocking things things that are making us question what views and realities about africa and all of that is coming from these young people the seventy seven percent as i like to call them ok to have all excited now when does the show debut well it's starting on the sixth of april the first time a seven u.t.c. they're going to be aired for the times of that so people don't have to but if they miss it ok that's the seventy seven percent coming up. thank you to my colleagues edith humanity is in kenya and my kid jr is here with me in studio not to mention ones you know who is also host of the seventy seven percent. and that is it for now from africa you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page the save me seven percent is also on the website and we'll see it next time i find out.
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