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that being recipes for success the strategy that makes a difference. baking bread on d.w. . this is d.w. news live from berlin protesters in sudan demand an immediate transition to civilian rule pressure from demonstrators has already toppled two presidents in a week but the people want to democratic leaders not military will. also coming up the squalid conditions facing palestinian refugees in jordan that's as cuts to u.n.
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funding by the trump administration decimated services on the ground. officials in south east africa plead for more aid after cycling to die a month after the storm the u.n. says hundreds of thousands of people are still at risk. i'm sumi so misconducts good to have you with us. in sudan thousands have held fresh protests to demand that the country's military hand over power to a civilian government mass anti-government demonstrations have helped to push longtime president omar al bashir from power last week a military council replaced him that by council has removed some top officials in a bid to placate protesters but demonstrators are keeping up the pressure in hopes of seeing their demands met in full. there's dancing in the streets of
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khartoum the sudanese capital but along with the ongoing relief that the military has ended decades of oppression under former president omar al bashir there are fears that the generals will now keep the power for themselves the crowds outside army headquarters demand an immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government. the new government was a real civil government a content. people with qualifications know only military people better be able not only protect our country protect our nirvana the new military council held its first meeting on sunday it's trying to placate the opposition saying it will only rule for a maximum of two years while democratic elections are organized. a whole lot of. the opposition forces are in charge of appointing the prime minister his cabinet for a civilian government. we're calling on them to have
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a united voice but the crucial decision of who will become president is one the council wants to keep for itself and some of its members were key figures in al by shias regime. the demonstrators say they'll continue their peaceful protests until there is sure that the old regime will be completely dismantled and their demands are met. so you know. i'm just. after living for decades under a ruthless regime and the people of sudan a longing for stability and peace. we're joined by adam bahar now he's a sudanese human rights activist living in berlin they came to germany eight years ago fleeing political persecution in sudan adam thank you for joining us. as we saw in that report the military council has made some important concessions to these protesters including getting rid of some top officials why is it that the protesters are still on the streets until now because they are only. it's
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a problem they say ok i will. be dust but i don't know no one not even what he's done for the old president omar bashir used as a main point anything also the secret service who killed more than hundred people in just four months old until now. just a no one brought to justice just a main street for many people just to stay so you're saying there's a lack of credibility there in the military council says they want to reach out to the protesters and help create a civilian government within two years but people just don't believe that. this two years is not for me to cover the people need immediately civilian government just as well as a problem what we see you know is with done it is also just a. short time. to try to sort or this program of war in the among ten. demands of people to have these forty years of government to include people
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who was also a position party or to fight you know going to. what do you think is needed right now at this very volatile time to make sure to ensure that sudan has a democratic transition first of all people need to direct me to the civilian government this is like a demand for people don't give it up that's what they have to do. the second thing is i need to protect people who commit a crime against going to see these people to justice justice is a city to court and if we don't get. government it's going to shoot he was not a criminal because of committing genocide in darfur for the people he didn't want them to have a justice or just people who commit crime again this is his people not only the president also the people who was in the ticket a set of his own just people who couldn't support since the beginning of this but just because of so it's very important to see justice do we know anything about the
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whereabouts of president bashir. is it because problem until now no one know what he said you know and so much people don't believe anymore in his army government where they are not showing i pleased what is his and this is probably much it's also there in the national. congress party what was the bottom of the government and said to still exist as they still don't succumb have to be sort of no one knew until now even is it another to get the blame for what is going on in sudan right so there's a lack of trust in the military council just very briefly where do you see this playing out over the next few weeks if the protesters say we're not backing down. would be more coming up. somehow kind of way for giving the people the chance to go into belief i mean yesterday to have a press conference under some point was a news like one step forward but people need more i mean the next days maybe
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people will have to stay in protest more and more money would be more dramatic. development coming all right out and buy her a human rights activist living here in berlin thank you so much for joining us it only comes to cuba. now at some other stories making headlines around the world finland social democrats are claiming a razor thin victory in parliamentary elections party leader on t.v. could now become the first leftist prime minister more than twenty years the populist rightwing finn's party chemical second climate change welfare and immigration dominated the vote. powerful storms have swept across the southern u.s. destroying homes and unleashing tornadoes that have killed at least eight people dozens have been injured across states including mississippi and texas nearly ninety thousand people were left without electricity. to the middle east crisis now
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in the dire conditions facing palestinian refugees following a policy change from the trump white house in two thousand and eighteen the u.s. cut all funding to a united nations relief agency that provides services for palestinian refugees from the west bank living and sprawling camps in jordan now around two million palestinians live in these camps in jail russia and bacca and as for him and a mob report the budget cuts have had a severe effect on their lives. twenty seven year old ali inglis lee rome's the refugee camp or he was born and raised it was once his job to clean the streets here but now the garbage is left on collected she was one of around forty senate ition laborers employed by the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees who are for short to keep the girish camp in jordan clean in twenty eighteen the trump administration announced it would seize all funding to the agency so it has had to let employees go including sanitation laborers like ogg.
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the un agency was able to raise new funds from some forty other countries but still needed to reduce its hold budget by ninety two million u.s. dollars last year. my financial situation is difficult when my elderly father notes of deals were i can't give it to him anymore. my dream is to go back to work for i was self-sufficient. in the campus extremely dirty and in the coming summer months it'll only get worse. really has asked us not to reveal his identity his refugee status doesn't allow him to work outside the camp his job was his only source of income to support his family of six. there are now only ten workers left to clean a camp with a population of thirty thousand as a result of the camp is experiencing a garbage crisis. of jordan's ten refugee camps for palestinians this one josh is
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absolute poorest an estimated fifty two percent of the residents here live under the national poverty line with the recent cuts to under a president say conditions have reached an all time new low. camp is lacking in everything. the sanitary situations very bad every day i have to clean the street myself. we move to a different camp because it is the largest refugee camp or palestinians in jordan with a population of over one hundred thousand many families have been in the camp for generations here sanitation is not the only problem residents of houses with makeshift roofs like this one are especially vulnerable in the winter months. mohammad a father of two says he hoped would help with building expenses but they always cited a lack of funding he was forced to go into debt to pay for this metal cover. about
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how i'm a grown up at five and i can handle this. but i was worried for my children all night about carrying them from one room to the other so that the rain would not fall on their heads i had to put buckets all over the house i had no other solution to. get the solution he found is by no means sustainable water still gets through the house poses many health hazards and the children are at risk of electrocution from uncovered wires. it says that when the summer months hit the roof will make temperatures inside the house unbearable he says he feels abandoned with no other option but to hope for a better future. united nations officials have warned that a fresh disaster is looming a month after cyclonic die struck southeast africa hundreds of thousands of people are still facing hunger and disease the u.n. children's fund says more aid is needed in mozambique malawi and zimbabwe nearly
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one thousand people died because of the cycle own and more than two million were affected many of them in the city of bam in mozambique. houses destroyed and self are slowly being rebuilt but the u.n. is struggling to reach areas around mozambique second biggest city that are still water logged. rescue teams are using amphibious vehicles as well as boats and helicopters. however many people haven't received any help whatsoever since cyc loan hit four weeks ago it's very hard work out there and it's painstaking and we just have to keep at it and again maybe the headlines are over in terms of like the big cyclon that hit but the work and the the gravity of the situation remains very much a reality today. the united nations world food program has managed to deliver tons of food and other aid to accessible areas hundreds of thousands of people have
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received help. today i'm getting paid for the first time myself until now i have gotten by with lost my daughter and grandchildren received after their houses were destroyed. around half a million small holders and their families lost their livelihoods in the storm harvests and a large part of their seed stocks for next year have been destroyed eighty percent of the people in this region are relying on these crops or fish which has been basically wiped all. people in the affected areas will have to rely on aid supplies for months to come. to sports now and tiger woods has kept an astonishing career comeback winning the u.s. masters his first major golf title in eleven years many doubted if woods would ever be competitive again after personal troubles and four back surgeries the american shot seventy in the final round to finish on thirteen under par and sparks scenes
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of wild celebration at the u.s. the national he claimed his fifth green jacket and fifteenth nature he's now just three majors short of equalling jacqueline nicklaus' record of eighteen. could have had. more drama. than what we hope oil had out there in. nine zero one bolding. this stuff is hard. just to come back here and to play as well as i did all the things all the little things well this week at the do it here this is that so much to me my family this tournament. to have everyone here it's something i'll never ever forget well it wasn't just tiger woods he was overcome by that historic moment former u.s. president barack obama who is himself an avid golfer was blown away by tiger's performance saying here congratulations tiger to come back and win the masters
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after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence grit and determination obama tweeting there tiger's comeback literally move serena williams to tears the tennis star tweeting this is greatness like no other knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today congrats a million times i'm so inspired thank you betty. all right you're watching g.w. news coming up next an in-depth look at rwandan president paul kagame that is in just a few minutes you stay with us. video . any time any.


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