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this is news africa coming up in the next fifteen minutes a standoff in sudan tensions are escalating as protesters in khartoum fall to stay on the streets until saddam gets a civilian government this as talks with the military collapse and made in africa by africans the creative entrepreneur the same as you're starting to hear more effect on the global fashion stage he'll be joining me in studio. and one year since cape town faced the french are running out of water officials say the city
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has been reliant on one main water supply for too long we learned how that's going to change. i'm christine one while come to deeds every news africa i'm glad you're tuned in tensions are escalating again in sudan after talks between protesters and the country's military rulers broke down the military council which took over after all sitting president omar al bashir is demanding that demonstrators and they have blockades of key sites where they have watched the protesters while still demanding any needed handover of power to civilians they say they'll announce their own rival transitional administration later this week. they will not be silenced the protesters on the streets of caulk to survive to stay until sudan gets its. villian government and after dusk found on sunday night protest organizers
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called for an escalation. we will continue our sit in and start negotiations with the military council and we will continue our revolution on the streets with more protests until we get all of our demands had. already met up. with the demonstrators halting talks pressure on the military council is growing on sunday its leader met with the head of the african union local media reported that the union threatened to suspend sudan if it did not transfer power to a civilian government within fifteen days. it's been almost that long since the army as did president omar al bashir after months of protests the military cancel says the delay in handing over power is because it wants to hear proposals from all political parties. for protestors that's raised fears that factions close to
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bashir could play a role leaving much of his regime intact or paving the way for another strongman you know. what we were disappointed by the depressing news from the military council who we thought would respond to these crowds and all this pure blood all over khartoum this is what these guys are just an extension of the regime which has stolen thirty years from us one of. the demonstrators aren't turning down the volume protest organizers have called for mass rallies on thursday when they plan to announce their own civilian transitional council in a challenge to the military. ok and a change of pace knowledge of the world of fashion where african inspired design is getting more traction on the global stage to talk more on this i'll be joined by the nigerian board decided who's collaborated with artists including beyond say and justin bieber and brad. long but fist here's
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a short introduction to what morsi. put in the african you guys were in the spotlight showing the culture showing the history during that time and it was really important to me i was born there i'm from and i know what they have to offer i wanted to create the brand that's made in africa but africans that still hold the same amount of quality. of the city and the other bread and the is in berlin on business and he's made sure to stop by africa while come thank you so much for having actually just come in from nigeria and they have the a rise fashion week has wrapped up which is also pretty interesting but i want to get straight to the topic and we're discussing the fact that african fashion is finding itself on the global stage what's created that space and is it because in general the industry is having a conversation about divers to is that's what's creating the space yes i feel like
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well i know for sure in the past couple of years there's been a huge rise in crave for diversity and culture within all industries not only fashion we can say it was due to the black panther movement or something like that but there's been a trigger that alerted everyone on the fact that africa is rising and africa is very important to be included in the conversation and i'm sitting and i'm thinking gosh i mean we were fashionable people around the country would fashion conscious would it still the trends why have we just been so under represented when it comes to the fashion industry well i feel like what the main issue has been has been the lack of knowledge and education with the designers stylist industry on the ground in the continent right for sure the talent is there for sure the uniqueness is there the pieces are there but in terms. connecting to the outside market and
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creating things that represent on an international level there hasn't been enough people educating designers on how to do that ok so that speaks for example some of the work that you've done i think you did a project where you were training seamstresses in the. just briefly elaborate on that yes so i actually have a factory made patching factory nigeria ran by me and my cousin and we we train about ten to fifteen different sailors every every six months and our our main focus is training them on how to create pieces that can translate in the quality on the international level ok you know ok so so in a sense before you can compete at international level you need to make it at home and i just wonder what are some of the impediments to it to making it back on the continent where is the difficulty of to address the skills as anything else that makes a pretty difficult for people to recognised on the question for they can get off
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the global stage definitely besides skills there's also a lack of resources there's a lack of technology and a lack of innovation that a lot of other markets have access to instantly that african market doesn't you know for example if there's a young super talented seamstress designer in lagos that wants to branch her brand out there's limited spaces for her to go to and really layer and understand how to navigate ok market and build her business ok ok so you if somebody just doesn't quick google search for you to learn about you'll you'll at some of the people that you've worked with for example by the time yes styling just in be but do you feel that there is episodic for people people interested in wearing african design is that what it's about or is it about creating an appetite back on the continent where is this conversation i feel like people are craving new . people are craving fresh craving different we live in an age now where with
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social media and internet there's instant access to designers and trends and styles and what's become the most the most prominent has been people who are able to find their styles with piece of the art the art everywhere accessible you know and that's what african designers can offer is that uniqueness that innovation when it comes to textiles when it comes to silhouettes when it comes to prints that's what people are craving now you know for years designers are high fashion skill have have been inspired have taken so much from africa from the bee being so the fabrics to the textiles they've inspired and now it's it's not as easy to just go and take from africa without giving credit you know people want their credit they want to be acknowledged and those who are are the pioneers of the new african wave
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are not taking no for an answer and not letting people come and rip their stuff anymore and i give them credit and that's been a part of the rise is just people coming in more control of their designs into show their own stories owning their stories and that is the new story of africa isn't it ogle muzzy designed the african graces thank you thank you so much it's been a pleasure ok i'll make story is in south africa where it's been a year since i came close to a water image of c. four week days zero this is the day the temps would run dr c. and a real possibility the mergence he was stocked by years of drought but also wasteful water use by many in the city now a year on the first of days has receded but has the city and its people learnt the lessons the mergence he talked. to voters group demick cape town a year ago the water reservoir they don't most completely dried up. satellite
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images show how cape town's most important water source shrank after three years of drought. this same dam in april of twenty nine team the worst of the drought is over water level is at fifty one percent an improvement but still not ideal now the question is whether cape town can prevent another so-called day zero situation from happening in the future researchers say the city has been reliant on just one water source for too long the city council says that is going to change the city has learned some really. from the drought the new water strategy. looks at diversifying our water supply so that we're not entirely reliant on rainfall water and the collection of dams which is managed by the national department of water and sanitation so in our new wood a future we look at introducing our alternative supply for desalination fitting
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into aquifers as well as the real use of waste water. the city recently received an eighty million euros loan from a german development bank to overhaul the city center taishan system sea water desalination plants like this one and strung from time outside cape town have been pumping extra drinking water into the system since the end of twenty eighteen the plant produces around three million liters of water each day. but many experts believe that technology alone can't prevent another day zero situation from occurring they say there are a number of issues to consider you can't just look at the engineering components and the dams and the parts that you actually have to understand. the multiple parts of the system you have to understand people how people see water how they use water the behavior you have to understand communication and how that is
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part of the water system because getting people to reduce water use depends on communicating with them cape town's population is growing and with it the need for water that's why the responsible use of the natural resource is so important. and there's something else to be taken into account climate change is the new normal climate change is here and we need to plan both for the climate variability but then also a plan for a system that needs to be more adaptive and flexible that means the people of cape town would also have to reduce water consumption for example by using flood restricting water faucets like this one after all there will be more droughts in the future. and that isn't funny and you can as always catch all stories on the website and facebook page we need you now with images from africa. i cannot.
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modify and cousin himself it's not easy to go to another country you know nothing about why folks do this because we can't stay in venezuela i'm not. that. closely to global news that matters. made for mines what's the connection between bread bio and the european union you know guild motto correspondent alan baker john structures can live with the rules set by the
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team. being recipes for success strategy that make a difference. baking bread on the d.w. . hi there and a warm welcome to arts and culture on karen house debt and here's a look at what's in store on today's show. berlin as a veritable treasure chest museum island alone is home to five incredible institutions we'll talk about the german capital's impressive museum landscape in just a moment as our main topic. but first this year marks five decades since astronaut neil armstrong took his giant leap for mankind that is
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if he ever really set foot on the moon believe it or not there are still many conspiracy theorists who say the whole thing was a huge hoax and that the moon landing was actually acted out on a secret film set while far fetched as those theories might seem the film industry has taken them seriously enough we're working on the we are currently don't provide . well that's embarrassing to what this means nasa to be can't lead man and come back. to cia agents were actually meant to uncover a russian spy of nasa but thanks to a wiretap they discover something much bigger than me to hold that thought as they say if you can't make it fake it so the agent suggest faking the moon landing on a film set. and none other than stanley kubrick had demonstrated just the year before how it's done with his film.


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