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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 vaal to stay on the streets until sudan gets a civilian government this talks with the military collapsed. and made in africa by africans the creative entrepreneur the same as 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 threat of running out of water officials say the city 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 news africa i'm glad you're tuned in 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 blockades of key sites where they have watched the protest as well still demanding any immediate 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 khartoum have voted to stay until sudan gets a civilian government and after dusk fall on sunday night protest organizers calls for an escalation. at least the rather. 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 minute you 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 bashir could play a role leaving much of his regime intact or paving the way for another strongman but 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. 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 now into 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 born designer who's collaborated with artists including beyond say and justin bieber and brands like mont blanc but first here's a short introduction to morsi. putting the african youth. in the spotlight showing a culture showing the history showing that talent is really important to me i was born here i'm from there and i. have the harbor i wanted to create.
but. for the same amount of quality. 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 theorize fashion week has wrapped up which is also pretty interesting but i actually 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 created the space yes i feel like well i know for sure in the past couple of years there's been a huge rise in the crave for diversity and culture with the auto industry's not only fashion we can say it was due to the black panther movement or something like that but there's been a trigger there's a lot of 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 on the controvert fashion conscious where 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 confident right for sure the talent is there for sure the uniqueness is there the pieces are there but in terms of connecting to the outside market and 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 to 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 made fashion back to 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 right that can translate in the polity 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 pretty difficult for people to recognize on the question for they can get off 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 the african market doesn't you know for example if there's a young super talented seamstress designer in lagos that wants to
branch your 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 of the about you'll you'll at some of the people that you've worked with for example by the time he is styling justin bieber 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 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 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 the prints that's what people are craving now you know for years designers on a high fashion scale have have been inspired have taken so much in africa from the bee being so the fabrics of 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 are not taken 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 in terms of their own stories owning their stories and that is the new story of africa isn't it illegal mosey desire and african creative thank you thank you so much it's been a pleasure ok onyx story is in south africa where it's been
a year since i came close to a water emergency for weeks days zero this is the day the temps would run dr c. and a real possibility the mergence he was shocked by years of drought but also wasteful water use by many in the city now a yo on the threat of days has receded but has the city and its people learnt the lessons the emergency talked. to voters cliff dam near cape town a year ago the water reservoir had almost completely dried up satellite images 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 has been reliant on just one water source
for too long the city council says that is going to change so 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 from desalination turning 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 seawater 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 part of the water system because getting people to reduce water use depends on communicating with the 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 flow restricting water faucets like this one after all there will be more droughts in the future. and that is a funny thing you can always catch all stories on the website and facebook page we need you now with images from africa to mock but i felt.
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