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assuming out of the country don't use. the term memory team on d w news. good. news good. news. this is deja vu news live from the land tunisia prepares for a historic vote to snap presidential elections that should see in the 1st handover of power from one freely and fairly elected leader of the next in the country that sparks the arab spring also coming up. the nation celebrates the life and legacy of one of the most controversial afghan leaders of our time symbolic way holds
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a state funeral for robert mugabe. and flash floods hit large parts of spain including popular vacation spots in the southeast thousands were evacuated from their homes some lost their livelihoods and their lives. i'm irish waiter thank you for joining us in tunisia people are getting ready for a snap presidential elections taking place on sunday ballot boxes and security personnel are being transported across the country ahead of the vote which was brought forward from november after the death of the last president a $7026.00 candidates are taking part in tomorrow's full including representatives from the islamists and not the party if everything goes well the poll could just see the 1st peaceful transition of power from one elected leader to the next in tunisia. these people may not look excited.
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but they were witnessing something that had never before happened in tunisia. or for that matter in most parts of the arab world. where the candidates in the country's presidential election were taking part in a televised debate. and events seen as a milestone on the road to democracy. well a hazard later how was it something that makes you happy and we can feel we've done something for democracy this freedom of expression we have the right to choose but that it was just a step that tunisia is often called the arab spring only success story but despite the progress made since the overthrow of the dictator has enough of it in ben ali 2011 the country is facing a raft of challenges chief among them the economy. and has a ruptured on many occasions of unemployment and poverty riots in the central city
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of kasserine flared after a journalist committed suicide to protest against the lack of opportunity. his case recalled the death of the street vendor mohammad was easy now mortal eyes in a mirror and his hometown who is easiest decision to set himself on fire to protest against economic conditions and repression was the spark that set off revolutions across the region in 2011. tunisia was the only country to undergo a lasting transformation but many here are frustrated with the slow pace of change and the weather being an amendment that would have to vote to get our country back on its feet we need things to get better at the beginning it was a disappointment and now the expectations of the population and the promises are important. but there are also reasons for optimism campaigning was peaceful the election will also be the 1st time since the end. dictatorship to power will of 1st
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from one free and fairly elected leader to the next a sign that democracy has staying power. so. joining me now from the capital tunis is journalist sarah mair she's been living in the country since 2010 sara we heard in that report tunisia is often called there springs only success story but there are story ports about corruption and money laundering so how far has tunisia really come in terms of democracy so there are some some considerable progress since 20 allowance as mentioned in your report desk and your worst reactions have been fair and transparent which is already a big achievement and it sounds. there's also been a new constitution that was adopted in $24.00 team goes. south of the country on the. sort of democratic transition however as you mentioned corruption in lala land
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ring because he used them just was also a topic in the election campaign of manning counter to separate their priority is to fight against and also you know the constitution has been done. not only institutions to. put in place in the constitutions are actually already existing presenters know constitutional court which are that's been treated for years ago and also the economic situation is still very bad which means that. this is a big problem for a country and for instability to come general. we've heard that young tunisians the younger generation is especially unhappy with their government why is that. well a lot of them are saying that the country doesn't really provide any where the money and. the outline of rights specially high among antony's it's not for academics not university to say dude they don't find. in the working work and so
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there's a lot of rain very unlikely qualified teachers going abroad to europe or to the gulf states especially doctors or engineers and i.t. specialists and they also feel under represented in political parties and political assets to answer to shots on the other day a very active civil societies and n.g.o.s who are an important force in the democratic transition and the country. and there are 26 candidates running for office that's quite a few who are the front runners at this point. actually there's no clear candidate who will probably take over in the 1st round of elections everybody's back doing a 2nd round of elections after elections and actions and beginning of october because they're at least half a dozen. chances. to get a good result which makes it really difficult to have and no polls that have been
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officially published since g.m. of jew so everybody's been unclear just going to a lot of tunisians still even today don't really know who they will vote for to our journalists measure for us in tunis thank you so much. it's a funeral for zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe has been held today but his actual burial will take place in a month's time following a dispute between the governor's family and zimbabwe's government several african heads of state travel to the capital harare to honor the controversial strongman our correspondent andrea krishna reports. give us time to grieve our heroes sing the supporters of robert mugabe in the national stage of our hour they're celebrating the life of zimbabwe's former president as nearby helicopter lands carrying his casket and i remember. this it is a hero he's an icon of zimbabwe and he's the only praised in that you know africa
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needs to stand against tony blair so he is the true president is what the qualities of leadership is that he will present with influence all over the world a god who fought for the independence of his country and against western imperialism but during mugabe's 37 years in office zimbabwe was plunked into an economic crisis that has yet to recover from. hardly any of the a.t.m. since zimbabwe i walk in there is no stable currency hardly any jobs constant power cuts and every 4th zimbabwean has left the country also this is part of the legacy of robert mugabe and his party zanu p.f. that has been running the country since independence under the new president emerson non-god benefited from the coup against the gaba the opposition remains under pressure even so some of mugabe's onetime opponents the mourners have suffered quite a number of. pain. to
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a budget that it did to me. at 64 times by him it appears not a lot of member my mother and my father. hazing i was in a drawer in a good being destroyed shooting that people do. if you stop and. i remember my house. name said medicine but i should bend down but you must be able to corner those people why i'm not dreaming to see that these and i think a number of this with this with mugabe's support it's many african states and their battles for independence that's why leaders from across africa have taken part in the state funeral in iraq it's a painful moment for many but also a chance was about with to focus on the future. let's talk now to our correspondent under increases in harare so tell us about the state funeral who was there and also who wasn't there. well i mean
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a lot of heads of states where there was a huge celebration would have seen full for thousands of people there were not many people from the western world there just some ambassadors obviously that is a sign as well and another part of the truth is also that the stadium was rather empty maximum 25 percent of the capacity a lot of people i talked to in the city center of howrah said well we're rather indifferent about it we just want to go about our lives and make our living. that there's been a dispute over exactly where robert mugabe's remains will be laid to rest has this ultimately been resolved. it looks like and now he was supposed to be buried tomorrow at the hero's acre here in howrah but the family did not want that so eventually he will be taken to his home village tomorrow and only be buried in horror after 30 days but what this dispute shows is that how divided the ruling party of the zanu p.f. still is in the people who are supporting mugabe and on the other hand the people
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who support the current president emerson non-god we have to recall that 2 years ago there was this coup against mugabe he was kicked out of office basically by the military and the people who used to support him and this made him a quite bitter man after was that which his family member said he was of course not happy about it last year when we had elections even some advice to supporters not to vote for the governing party and now this. this kind of fight you have now about his burial between the government and the family shows how strong this dispute still this guy was a very controversial thank you are to say the least what kind of legacy does he live. oh right i mean on the one hand you have mugabe the freedom fighter who liberated his country but then on the other hand in his 37 years in power he really ruined white parts of the country the economy is completely down the whole system is struggling and there's so many issues you know every 4th zimbabwean has left in this country because he ran down the country and we also
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have to mention the massive human rights abuses that were committed under his watch as you increase for us and her daughter i thank you so much. and that will bring you some of the other stories making news around the world skirmishes broke out at a shopping mall in hong kong between supporters of beijing and pro-democracy protesters hundreds of probation demonstrators waving red flags saying the chinese national anthem and chanted slogans rivals quickly gathered on the 2 sides heckled each other before trading blows. protesters have taken to the streets of france again to demonstrate against the government of president and i know from hundreds face off with police in the city of notes and black clad and arcus vandalized local businesses across faces renewed anger over a long awaited reform that seeks to merge the country's 42 different pension systems. at least 6 people have died in heavy storms in
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southeastern spain since wednesday evening the storms hit the mainland after passing over the islands in the mediterranean sea on wednesday dumping record rainfall and causing widespread destruction all over the southeast of the country. a family cut off by floodwaters the father lowering an infant to the waiting hands of emergency services workers. these children had to be carried to safety as the waters slowly begin to recede by saturday some 3 and a half 1000 people had been evacuated from towns across southern spain some of the heaviest rainfall ever recorded has pounded the region since wednesday rivers have burst their banks leaving cities like the country underwater flash floods swept away cars and swamped homes and fields in the regions of violence. and eastern and alysia. it started raining at 4 in the morning and caused
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a flood here cars were floating it was incredible hail fell with this size it was incredible i've never seen so much water. some people have lost everything. hear the mosques on the inside of an apartment showed just how high the floodwaters came and now the cleanup begins. acting spanish prime minister pedro sanchez inspected the devastation from the air and met with residents affected by flash floods he said he would do everything to ensure the region could return to normal as soon as possible. even to the government of spain will help we'll try to help people rebuild and recover emotionally as well as materially from the damages that have been caused by this storm which of course
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especially as it was the one that goes on you're going to have 4. but the low pressure system which brought these storms is still active and several areas in the center and south of spain are still on high alert for dangerous weather. the fun as they show follows after the break with t.v. clashes from match day for find out how doth one got on i guess they were close and how champions by munich fared when they travel to the leaders every like this that just a lot more coming up in a few minutes takes him. with her family scattered across the globe. to. turn back to the brute ganymede of. the shah's family from somalia.


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