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weeks of excitement. to 9 to. 0 the results here on d. w. . this is news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes there's tension in ethiopia after assassinations and the regional coup attempt at the weekend these are hard times for prime minister may have so how secure is he is government and what does this mean for his reform agenda. and to me it's more a taney is new president mohammed. saturday's presidential election paves the way for the 1st peaceful handover of power since the country gained independence from france 60 years ago. then both go deep into the pawns pain national
park where the vigilance of a group of ranges has cut poaching levels of forest innocence. i'm christine window i'll come to a news africa i'm glad you have to did we begin in ethiopia where tensions are high off to the deaths of senior political figures over the weekend as it stands a governor his top aide and an attorney general killed in what the government say is was an attempted regional coup now the officials from the north eastern states which is home to ethiopia's 2nd largest ethnic group in the capital addis ababa ethiopia is the military chief was also shot dead by his bodyguard the government said his killing was connected to those. in an announcement to the nation. a
minister may have saved security forces or in full control off amar states. he wanted. to the people of ethiopia don't believe in silencing killing and claiming power by spilling the blood of their brothers and sisters on especially. american that. they believe power should be obtained only through democratic means unity and sacrifice that. young man has played don't accept totalitarian regimes when it could have shown that through a common struggle or coach as we've built on democracy in past years they have rejected these efforts to silence people with a unified voice and on the beach. and across the whole market so what do these developments mean for the country we've invited william davidson senior ethiopia analyst at crisis group to give us some context william was ethiopia correspondent for 7 years and he's joining us now from brussels welcome to day debbie africa with
him would you say if the opiah isn't a political crisis. yes there's certainly an element of crisis about this and it's also a moment of great political opportunity and that shouldn't be forgotten but it's clear from recent events the shocking events on saturday the 2 assassinations and that there is an element of crisis about this and it's also been clear from several other incidents throughout the past year or so which included bouts of communal violence increased tensions between governments and a huge number of displaced people from conflict up to 3000000 so this is definitely a this destiny a political crisis here and driven i would say by serious divisions within the ruling coalition that has dominated ethiopian politics for so long. and which is
just which is now in trouble right and and what does this mean william for prime minister abbey athame it what does it mean for his government and his reform agenda that he's been praised for at least outside of a country. where a certainly an issue in terms of them presenting another major security challenge and that's something the government starts to grapple with immediately it looks like basic order has been restored fortunately. but this situation needs to be controlled to go the government needs to get back to business as usual and they need to take issues to take measures to resolve the political crisis that is causing these security problems because without an improvement in the security situation will be very difficult to create the conditions for the type of successful democratic election that i think is promised next year. all right and just looking to the future what is your prognosis what do you think's likely to happen after this. well it is an optimistic scenario
security will be restored and that this will be a wake up call for the government it really needs to address to acknowledge the severity of the scale of this political crisis as i say driven by risks in the ruling coalition if it does that then steps could be taken to immediately begin to resolve some of those issues create conditions of stability and get everyone working and focus towards elections the downside that the risk is that these problems are not at the knowledge and then we see continued political instability which worsens the security conditions makes a democratic election and then increases opposition to claims of government illegitimate legitimacy in the event of an electoral delay and then we could be moving into quite dangerous territory ok william davidson senior analyst for crisis group thank you thank you. it's to
mauritania now the west african country has a new president following elections on saturday the electoral commission said mohammed old goes away any one with an absolute majority it was the 1st time mauritanians voted to elect a successor to a democratically elected president the country has suffered a series of clues since its independence from france in 1960. they're celebrating the victory of their candidate 62 year old moment because one e the general and former defense minister was also the favorite of the outgoing government he stands for continued. you shall go down she will be on their good account of them it will very happy today that the candidate mohammed shaikh mohammed goes one on one in the 1st round with 52 percent to 1010100 most of the 12. divided up on sunday evening
mauritania electoral commission published the final results. khalid shaikh mohammed ahmed goswami 483312 that is 52 point one percent. 172656 that is 18.58 percent 334. cisco's money crossing the 50 percent line no 2nd round is needed but the opposition says it won't accept the outcome they want the commission to publish the results of all polling stations so that they can compare these with their own statistics. we call on the people of mauritania to resist within the rule of law to resist to this i'm team. which is against the will of the people. who.
want to. the controversy cost the shadow what's hoped to be the 1st peaceful handover of power since mauritania's independence from france in 1960. the africa wildlife economies summit kick goals in zimbabwe today it's focusing on how africa's landscape and wildlife is a key opportunity for economic development one country that has already heavily invested in its nature tourism is gone a decade ago it's a society 10 percent of its lead for national parks but it's been struggling to keep its wildlife alive not that long ago its elephant has it now though it's managed to turn this around we a company ranges in low pay national park in the community. for that and his empty poaching team this is the easy part of the job not far from their station in low pay national park they're gathering data on flora and fauna.
the family of elephants passed through here they ate here. and then they moved here to the food and left their traces. the teen normally spends up to 14 days in the national park to collect data and keep an eye out for poachers thanks to the rangers the nature reserve has experienced no major wildlife crime in the last 2 years. but they say poachers are still active in the national parks close to the border with the republic of congo with a mixture of dense forest and grassland low pay is $1.00 of 13 national parks established in gaborone in 2002 it's a you know asco world heritage site and home to elephants panthers gorillas buffalo and over 400 bird species these days the elephants pose more of a problem than the poachers do an important part of the work of the park manager
and his team is communicating with the residents of the villages on the edges of the national park. initially there were lots of elephants in the northern zone. but then they started encroaching on built up areas. we realized that the elephants were more or less fleeing the interior of the forest because of growing pressure from poachers from the sols ansel's west was one of the. shows when dong constantly gets calls about the elephants entering the villages for the park management dealing with the concerns of the local people is a major priority the elephants destroyed their fields and plantations the basis of their livelihoods. thanks to fences that the park officials have set up around the villages the elephants are slowly retreating back into the forest. in 3 of the
villages electric fences protect the plantations. these fences are inspected on a regular basis and the locals say they're feeling much safer again. is that with us we've been going hungry for 2 years people were losing weight there wasn't enough to eat but this year we have enough again we have vegetables we've been able to harvest what we planted to get. the cooperation between the park management and local residents. is proving successful for wayne dong the fences in these communities have also come as a relief. if it was costing a lot of money it takes $46.00 people to chase away 3 elephants an elephant is not a dog it's not a sheep that you can push away with elephants you have to be very strategic and vigilant. the balancing act between protecting the park and helping local sustain their livelihoods calls for careful planning and grew up here like many of the
rangers he's confident that humans and wildlife can co-exist peacefully. simple as we do this so that our children can see what we are seeing today today we only read about dinosaurs and books. we can just drive animals to extinction kill them without a 2nd thought. that would be a big problem significant. tomorrow will be back at work in low paying national park and the rangers and villagers will continue to maintain the fences that can help to ensure their future. and that is it for now from d.w. news africa as always you can catch all stories on our website and facebook page when you can allocate chez africa's standing lot like tell me it's time to buy back .
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