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marcus. w. . 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 sudan's gets a civilian government this as talks with the military collapsed. and made in africa by africans the creative entrepreneur he says you're starting to hear more of that 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 has been
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reliant on one main water supply for too long we learned how that's going to change . i'm christine one gulp welcome to news africa i'm glad you're chandon tensions are escalating again in sudan off the talks between protesters and the country's military rulers broke down the military council which took over off the ousting president obama is demanding that demonstrators and they have blockade of key sites where they have watched the protesters all still demanding an immediate handover of power to civilians they say they'll announce their own rival transitional administration noted this week. they will not be silenced the protesters on the streets of cock have to stay until sudan get to seville. in
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government and after dusk found on sunday night protest organizers 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 have got that nobody went out. 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 but you know. 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. these guys are just an extension of the regime which is 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 designer who has collaborated with artists including beyonce and justin bieber and branson. long but first here's
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a short introduction to what will more. putting the african you guys in the spotlight showing the culture showing the history showing that child i was really important to me i was born i'm from and i know what they have to offer i want to create the brand that some day to africa but. that still holds the same amount of quality. exclusivities as any other brand and as the is in berlin on business and he's made sure to stop by africa while come thank you so much for having him 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 five 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 created 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 and 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. alert everyone on the fact that africa is rising in africa is very important to be included in the conversation and i'm sitting and i'm thinking gosh i mean we're fashionable people around the country would fashion conscious when it's all of 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 fashion 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 of can. things so that outside market
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and creating things that represent an international level there hasn't been enough people educating designers on how to do that ok so that's pizza for example some of the work that you've done i think you did a project where you were training seamstresses in nigeria and just briefly elaborate on that yes so i actually have a factory main passion 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 wondered 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 it difficult for people to recognize on the question before 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 use styling just be but do you feel that there is at the site 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 sort of find their styles with pieces that are 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 on a high fashion skill have have been inspired have taken so much more africa from the beating so the fabrics of the textiles have been 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 are not sick enough for an answer but not letting people
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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 mozy design the african graces thank you thank you so much it's been a pleasure ok i'm exploring is in south africa where it's been a year since i came close to a water image of sea for weeks days this is the day the taps would run dr seemed a real possibility the mergence he was sparked by gives off drought but also wasteful water use by many in the city now a year on the threat of days has receded but has the city and its people learnt the lessons the emergency talked. to vox's grooved mick cape town a year ago the water reservoir had almost completely dried up. satellite images
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show how cape town's most important water source shrank after three years of drought. the same dam in april twenty ninth. 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 is being 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 watershed and she 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 from desalination getting
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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 downs 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 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 is a funky wus africa and you can as always catch all stories on our website and facebook page we need you now with images from africa to mock the world earth day about. to.
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day came to a wasteland and turned it into a paradise. a conversion a plot of land into india's only privately owned wildlife sanctuary. today it provides a safe haven for a number of threatened clients and. in sixty minutes. the travelers are short for survivors. well any case on a budget with the budget but when there's a flood of water comes up to a waste when you're close fast to everyone and me but. a lack of water is equally dangerous. there's junk you can't leave will move south so they can plant crops and
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find food. floods and droughts will climate change become the main driver of mass migration you could not write any kind of peace not if you want and probably most of them will come from. the climate exodus starts thirty years on t w. in the tracks of a superfood. they have a condo is a fruit from the hot and humid tropics. but what. about they. we chileans and avocados fabric that's a lot of shit salad in the afternoon and in the evening it's a super.


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