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the at. the at the back . the at. the but this is d w news long from the end all of an era one of africa's most polarizing leaders robert mugabe has died at the age of 95 the son the former president of zimbabwe was a freedom fighter father as a brutal dictator one of his complex legacy an oscar help people in zimbabwe unlikely term member him also coming out. the death toll from hurricane dorian in the bahamas will be staggering the country warns the search and rescue efforts to gather courage thousands of people are missing with tens of thousands more in
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desperate need of aid. the last 2 years long time rivals battle it out in the euro qualifying rounds tonight to germany take on the netherlands. to. was. the arab by helena humphrey glad you could join me zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe has died at the age of 95 nearly 2 years after being forced to resign mugabe was zimbabwe's 1st post independence leader and many remember him as the country's liberated and during almost 4 decades in office he ruled zimbabwe with an iron fist crushing dissent and laying waste to the economy in a moment we'll hear what life was like on the mugabe's regime with our africa news anchor christine one wa. but 1st this look at his complex legacy.
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robert mugabe's political career began in the 1960 s. with the formation of a radical anti colonialist movement dedicated to fighting white minority rule. after zimbabwe became independent 988 elections were held and robert mugabe's zanu party won by a landslide. gobby became the country's 1st black prime minister striking a turn to free conciliation and forgiveness despite his militant past. but hopes for a peaceful political transition when fulfilled. political tensions and violence between mcabee supporters and political opponents persisted to have a government forces were responsible for killing thousands of civilians. from. the during the 1980 s.
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and early ninety's mugabi was a welcome guest around the world but by the mid 1990 s. the once venerated freedom fighter was attracting international criticism for his increasingly tragic rule. the white farmers were driven from their land by mugabe's supporters. that. dissent was violently quashed and opposition leaders when timid aged and beaten. to would never believe the teaching here. there will always be good people of us even have the important role. but the people of zimbabwe suffered under his rule when mugabe ordered a purge of zimbabwe's slums entire neighborhoods were raised to the ground and up to a 1000000 people made homeless. economically mugabe in ruins and bought with
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a country that had once been africa's breadbasket. while his people were starving mugabe has celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party costing a reported $1000000.00. he once said that only god could remove him from office but in the end robert mugabe's insatiable will to power proved his undoing. after firing his vice president and this and to install his wife grace as his 2nd in command the military intervened good money finot if. they placed mugabe under house arrest. after 37 years in power he was forced to step down. sparking celebrations in the streets of harare was.
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some especially africa will look obviously legacy in the fight against white oppression but many around the world will remember him as the continent's most notorious dictator. and with me in the studio now is our very own christine good to have you with us christine of course now you are from zimbabwe you were there in harare in your 27 team to cover the ouster of mugabe i just sort of wonder how you feel today as someone who was. in zimbabwe under the rule of mugabe of course he was in power for 37 years what does this mean to us you know i am struck you know whom i'm mourning today and i'm mourning the way i heard about you know the man who liberated people like my parents who gave them the freedoms they had who ensure that they could go to school and get an
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education some black people talk about feeling be proud about being black or a man mourning the the man who i saw and felt for tennessee from you know when i was reporting in zimbabwe even before the ouster i saw it really unsafe i felt scared of being caught doing my job because i knew the brutality of the regime i had heard of people who disappear people who go to jail people get beaten up for you know for showing signs of dissent so for me it's one of those things where i want to embrace everything about this liberate but i happened to have experienced a different look at it the mugabe i soul and i knew was responsible for what for the deaths of thousands of people talking about might have but have been ill and there was a lot going on with the country's economy people were poor and desperate including some of my family members who live in this country so that's the most i remember so it's a. one for me today you point to a very complex legacy would you say that that legacy is also marked by then a generational divide massively so most of the people you know this morning my
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uncle who's in his late sixty's told me our christine this is a dark day for zimbabwe because to him when he talks about the freedom that mugabe gave him you know when he talks about living on the colonialism and i get that you get your experience the fact that for example in that video when you see all those people celebrating i mean when i was in zimbabwe the people around you celebrate seeing these people were young people they had only ever known with god as a president they were born in a democratic some way so for them to appreciate being liberated from colonialism is difficult so most of the older people really remember those days of curfews under british rule et cetera been felt felt demeaned and so the liberation that mugabe gave them when he would go and speak eloquently for africans and defend africans and speak at the waste of disk them in the way that bade them feel proud so yes it is a generational thing but in zimbabwe mosul it's also an urban rural thing in the old ones of the country that is mugabe stronghold those people most of in a different country to people in the urban areas who say who tweet and put up posts
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on facebook saying look up in moscow complete difference it is a generational divide as you say here in the also the will divide and it will be very interesting to see how that legacy is reported in the days and weeks to come christine with news africa presenter thank you sir very much for your insights on this day well in the bahamas the government is warning that the death toll from hurricane dorian will be staggering at least 30 people are confirmed dead but thousands are missing and while dorian has now made landfall in the united states an international humanitarian effort is underway to help those affected in the bahamas the u.n. estimates that 70000 people are an immediate need of 8. under this rubble lie homes or blistery to life cut short the extent of hurricane dorian's havoc is slowly beginning to america and so 2 stories of survivors explaining what i what
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one joke to show well once for life well shit what once that's for sure sure. all those here are frantically trying to get out of the airport departure lounge is overwhelmed. they told us that the baby is the right thing people and the elderly people who are supposed to be 1st preference. we have a v.c.r. you still have elderly people you're right so it's not. it's not they're not living up to there were. some 70000 people here need water food and medicine or gently they used to refer to as a slice of heaven no the people who call it home fear it's finished they. all take it they get along. and then the more of them are going to make. it off. if they'll buy 100 i mean
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a 100 offend them if they don't all over. the neighboring grand bahama it is every bit as bleak the road to shelter here is littered with tales of hope. and of heartbreak. set up in the ceiling for all. this body of water in my house my right now i'm heading to the city of refuge so keep us in the palm of. everywhere reminders of those who couldn't escape recovery workers measure the cost in bodies a moment's rest interrupted by the discovery of yet another victim little wonder that officials here are preparing for mass casualties. well let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the walls britain's
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opposition were of parliament the house of lords has passed a bill to block a no deal bragg's it on the 31st of october it's another blow to prime minister boris johnson who has called for elections just before britain is due to leave the european union was widely opposed. hong kong police have again fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro democracy protesters demonstrations have been continuing for 14 weeks the latest violence comes off the home comes a leader for many withdrew a bill allowing extraditions to mainland china the original trigger for the on the rest. now leaders of south america's amazon region are in colombia trying to come up with a joint strategy for protecting the world's largest rain forest the region has been ravaged by wildfires in recent weeks and at the summit in a tizzy of brings together brazil colombia peru ecuador bolivia and city and i am
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brazilian president both ona who has been criticized over his environmental policies is not attending because of medical treatment. that scientists have warned that the amazon fires will likely become more severe and frequent in the future unless action is taken against deforestation and climate change while we're going to be speaking now soon or a keogh the research at the university of oxford now she is working to combat deforestation in latin america welcome to you laura what can we expect from this summit. i don't honestly know i mean i hope it will go. against the far say but it could you know it could just be another summit with empty words commitments that we've seen before so and give the impression of action i mean balls and i know for example i know he's not off the summit but how can we
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expect him to interest the issue when he has repeatedly said that he wants to do both and say convention us moms from the intenseness the indigenous are the best protectors of the rain forests and who have a constitutional right to their home in the office so we we urgently need strong action and i hope it will come out of this some months it really is i mean the the wood tape because of course those fires is still raging how can the won't stop them . there that i mean the 1st trading things for me is that we do actually have the solutions to stop this so for example be yours in a great position to use the mercosur to try to deal to make sure that our imports are no longer driving to foreign station and not america we can do this in structure monitoring making sure countries can force their own laws so brazil has really strong oh instead it's not in forcing. that way those that are cutting kind of our it's right now and feeling like they can get away with
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a lighting fires and they would. be repercussions to us the problem is and this is the problem with all major environmental issues today is that the solutions are there but we're not acting on them so i think that we need a social movement to post leaders to take stronger action or i know or care for me to vestey all folks that thank you. well russians are voting in regional elections across the country this weekend but critics are already saying the vote won't be free or fair now they accused local governments of keeping opposition candidates off of the ballots opposition's forces have held a wave of protests in the run up to the vote and much of the focus has been on elections in the capital moscow which has seen the biggest police crackdown on
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protesters in nearly a decade he'd ever use your ear shatter reports now. this is the most moscow city parliament elections are just around to the caller and to fight for seats in parliament has been the fiercest moscow has ever seen. it all began in july when practically no opposition candidates were not to run for election. not even the usually young you know of the party allegedly due to a technicality dozens of other candidates experienced similar problems this has outraged their supporters. for weeks and there were protests like here with 20000 taking part at the beginning of august just then you pushed a new car for the fact that not a single opposition candidate got through something we really didn't expect. that's quite a foolish political. fire on the other side i would never have allowed
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a development like that just yet but soon a says about the oh. she was allowed to run for office with no problems. because some are a position to herself from the very outset as a loyal supporter of incumbent mayor syrup is so beyond him and as someone who knows how to score points with the voters who did the whole mood there's a civil war the people are concerned about their daily lives running smoothly about the replacing of trees they have been cut down in their yards about the. neighborhood staying safe but it is about improvements in their standard of living above the seawall and they want relations a little far at least to be trustworthy in you will of the deeds in the us gnashing years missed the last. but is that a reliable relationship with the public or so it is only benefited candidates loyal to the government the opposition turns to protest even when the city refused to
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issue them the permits the result more than 2000 arrests many of which took place here on pushkin square in downtown moscow. and the police acted rigorously and at times brutally among the arrested were innocent passers by my nurse and john honest . most who were released after several hours but some remained behind bars for weeks such as you know she was in custody for 33 days that they were in the uprising was syrian the where test the meeting go but another system forces us to take to the streets but the our media is controlled we're not allowed to take part in the elections we have left is the streets in order to make our ideas public even that's restricted to guests of. the coolest solar stores of this a mile away if you just go up as its image that i'm categorically against the opposition provoking the old dorothy's remaining close to dialogue that is but
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instead organizing demonstrations that are not approved and during which innocent people have to suffer. just like the candidates a rift has forum to between moscow vides who supported the current system and if those who want change but their conflict is unlikely to influence the outcome of this weekend's election. if the election results are basically already clear of the exclusion of most of the independent candidates. and while. russians are voting president vladimir putin is seeking to boost investment in the country at an economic forum in davos stocked with leaders of japan and india sanctions imposed by the e.u. and the u.s. after the russian station of crimea mean that moscow is looking to the east to find new friends russia india and japan at the eastern economic
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forum. this judo tournament is entertainment for the world leaders here but one of the key discussions at the summit is how to end a territorial dispute between japan and russia which began in 1945 there were a couple 3 letters concluded a peace treaty and unleashed in one fell swoop if you limited potential that the people of how to contribute hold on but with an order in a link between japan and russia would transform the entire region a guy or it would change the world significantly. putin himself a well known practitioner of judo refused to commit to that. but with india's new render modi offering to invest $1000000000.00 in russia that search for new friends is going well. and such a president recently said the leadership of the west is ending its. you and i cannot imagine an effective international organization that works without india or
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china biskit there it's certainly a narrative that russia wants to push and despite historic disputes with japan the 2 countries a strengthening their economic ties while they may have their disagreements behind closed doors. in public they're currently on the same side. on a state visit to china german chancellor angela merkel has said that the freedoms of the hong kong people must be guarantee now after an official welcome the great hall of the people in beijing merkel met prime yet likud chang the to discuss the ongoing trade will between china and the united states americal said the dispute is having global consequences adding that she hopes that it can be resolved soon. and for more on this i'm now joined by cliff it koonin good to see if it now chancellor merkel said that the freedoms of the hong kong people must be respected
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i mean do you think beijing will be listening to the german chancellor do you think that will have any impact and i think if china's going to listen to anyone it's going to be chancellor angela merkel i think it's a big statement and it's a big meeting both for china and for germany and so i think that they will definitely be be hearing what she's saying she's couched in a very in a very good way for the chess far as the chinese are concerned because if it isn't too aggressive as far as their standing as far as they're concerned at the same time it is a definite statement of intent now i'm on this mission i mean it's a trade mission you've got some big companies going along for example fox fog and audience for example which left some people here say you know all these companies not concerned about hong kong where does that leave chance in america we're going into this visit she was always trying to balance the needs of german industry china's a hugely important trading partner for germany and so she went in with that with
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this in mind at the same time as you can see there's actually quite a lot of popular backing for what's happening in hong kong in germany it was built i don't newspaper how this is headline germany has given asylum to to hong kong democracy demonstrators as there's a lot of pressure on the outside too so she's going in trying to trying to get this balance between the demands of commerce and also the political demands and talking about that delicate balance which she has to strike we understand that she was there had dinner with paying waltz talk of human rights all the many. you know would love to be at that dinner to see what was what they were discussing to talk used to be that when i'm glad merkel this is her 12 visit by the way so this is a lot of visits and it used to be that when she went to china she brought a list of her concerns with her and that would be a state dinner and everyone would talk about trade. and then she would address her her concerns about human rights i don't know if things have gone you know too far at this stage for these sort of for that sort of closeness to still be there but
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certainly the trade thing is very important but she does have a lot of leverage because china needs germany's ideas it needs its cars it needs all these things germany needs what china has to offer in terms of its markers so i think that it's going to be. more we're going to see is that a balance will be struck and she's come out as the most powerful figure to visit china since hong kong really exploded so i think what you she will come away with presumably with trade deals but also having made a statement of intent all right if it could and thank you very much. to some sports news now and it is the stand out much of the euro qualifiers tonight to all of europe's most talented football teams and long time rivals face off germany is hosting the netherlands in hamburg germany coach has played up his young teams closeness ahead of that match with the netherlands who is by and the on
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gorecki route in jet has been a break in the chain. this is shoddy but by the human mind it's a real shame and i know from experience that there was a bit of a break for the team in 2010 that they need to play with more or less with same starting line up all. over $810.00 or 12 much is. without too many changes that he phoenix for in their own give. dutch courage ronald koeman seems to have no problem switching up his young side and his 10 matches in charge he's never named the same lineup in 2 consecutive games like germany the netherlands are also emerging from a difficult patch there's a dot in germany are sometimes stronger and sometimes weaker but that also has to do with the quality of the rival that little going to call the guys from the taser so much. these 2 great rivals should fight it out for top spot in group c.
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germany have the upper hand thanks to a 32 win earlier this year an absolute am the last time they lost at home to the dutch was all the way back in 2002. world cup winning football legend diego maradona has agreed to become the new coach of june plata in his native argentina and o'meara doner is considered among the best footballers of all time is the 1st time he's returned to coach in argentina since a disappointing spell in charge of the national team in 2010 janaya are currently bottom of argentina's top division the club welcomed married daughter with posts on their twitter page complete with his famous number 10 shut. this is d.w. news these are our top stories. robert mugabe zimbabwe's 1st post independence leader has died at the age of 95 regard they held an iron grip on power from 1980 until he was forced out 37 years later his rule was marked by
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economic crises and hyperinflation that prompted millions to leave the country. the death toll from hurricane dorian will be staggering says the health minister of the bahamas at least 30 people are confirmed dead but thousands are missing now a category one storm dorian is lashing the u.s. state of north carolina with heavy rain and high winds. fortune's opportune bar of parliament the house of lords has passed a bill to block a no deal bragg's it on the 31st of october it's another blow to prime minister boris johnson whose call for elections just for britain is due to leave the european union was widely opposed. german chancellor angela merkel has been holding talks with chinese premier li could charm in beijing they discussed commerce a growing trade war between china and the u.s.
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market also raised the issue of hong kong saying there needs to be a peaceful solution to pro democracy protests. well this is the news from berlin you can always find the latest headlines at d w dot com or follow us on twitter at he doesn't use. well to say cheers for eco india the environment magazine and.
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