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younger than. me and me. and you know what it's time. on the 77 percent to talk about the issue. this is where you. lose 77 percent this weekend on g.w. . this is news africa coming up on the program an african leader is recognized if you can as prime minister collects the nobel peace prize for resolving the long running conflict with neighboring every tree also coming out. the life changing experiences of benefit things from peace between each and every tree. and a historic moment for angola remember former president the francis family who is on
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trial for corruption but what does it mean for the country. i. you're welcome to the program prime minister has received the nobel peace prize ceremony in norway the nobel committee priest before his efforts to end 2 decades of conflict with its neighbor and longtime enemy every trio in his acceptance speech said he had also stepped up as the mediator in political crisis in eastern africa warning that many times groups continue to pose a threat to peace in the horn of africa the horn of africa the day's other you know started in significance the global military. expanding their military presence in the. here terror is an extremist groups also seek to establish
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a foothold with weirdo one the whole need to be a battleground for superpowers nor a hideout for the merchants of terror and brokers of the spear and misery we want the horn of africa to become a target of peace and progress. at home has led radical reforms but he still faces enormous challenges following your rise in the think bobbins within the g.o.p. . july 16th 2018 the unthinkable ethiopia's prime minister on eritrean soil. the move shocked even his own officials. on the left reached across the divide and soon signed a peace deal with eritrea as president he says of worki restoring ties between both countries if you and eritrea are like estranged siblings they used to be one nation
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before eritrea's independence in 1903. between 982000 they fought over the shared border. it's estimated 80000 people were killed the war was followed by a standoff that lasted 2 decades. suddenly those barriers were broken with abby calling for unity. your. dear people of ethiopia and eritrea. and i would like to bow down and humbly thank you. because you chose compassion not cruelty. peace not conflict love. forgiveness after fighting embracing and not pushing each other all. the way around.
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the division had gone beyond geopolitics families had been separated against their will and only reunited after the peace agreement was signed. abby ahmed extended the message of reconciliation to sudan during a power struggle between the military and the opposition there. at home he attempted to overturn the old order promoting free speech pardoning thousands of political prisoners and decriminalizing dissident organizations his nobel peace prize award has not surprised many. one of the important things he did is to reconcile us with the people of every tree that even if some people argue that he doesn't deserve the price i don't agree. to. this country as an ethiopian and as an african i feel happy that he won the prize.
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but he seems passive about the uprisings in some parts of the country they have not been controlled as quickly as one would expect that's where his problem lies if you are the leader of a country you need to make sure the rule of law is respected. it's clear that despite the fanfare around the man not everyone has welcomed his reforms that ethiopia has been. a grenade attack during a rally in the capital added in june 28th. the prime minister escaped unhurt. he still faces the huge task of keeping the country united and peaceful even as its ethnic regions seek greater autonomy there is still a long journey ahead. but under abbey ahmed the nation is charting a different course from the past. so the key achievement of
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peacefully uniting his country with every tria that made it possible for people to cross borders including every tree an artist drawn to the bows of if you're just capital they are profiting from the newfound freedoms. peace between his country every trader in neighboring ethiopia was life changing a year ago the artists crossed the border to. there you met up with painters he was already friends with and facebook they helped him to find spaces to exhibit his collage in portraits and this became his warm fire from. their retreat in capital where our brother has since he had little hope of selling his works. so. there's no peace nobody can work then your work would be to protect the country but if there is peace anyone can work in their country and long working here because
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there is peace and if there were no peace between the 2 countries then i wouldn't have this opportunity. no one will but then also visited last here but then decided to stay drawn by the best art scene in. the eritrean artist just held his 1st solo show of actually paintings some of them street scenes others abstract works built around concepts like hall he believes art is a powerful tool for building peace. in the peace. so we can move. to. the people. and to reunite people know our wants to organize and exhibit action that would feature a retreat and its european artists side by side. supreme
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court has started here in the case of you know me not a scientist the son of a former president is on trial for embezzlement is the most high profile case yet another. corruption dr was a filipino is accused of spiriting $500000000.00 out of state to during the time he ran it his father was a had a lot of root on for nearly 40 years critics accuse him of mismanaging oil wealth and pillaging the country to line the pockets of his family and allies but the voting in of a new president in 27 has since ushered in it we've of change now added to africa wanted to focus on part of this economy and finance across the continent joins us now for more on this and thanks for your time so how big a deal is it that former president is now on trial.
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hello mika thank you for having me so obviously it's not every day that you have. a former president. sitting here on trial in specially if you're talking about a president who. a country one of one of. africa's major economies in a major role producer for 40 years how long do they feel their father has a lot of. our. course this is this is historic in a way but. i would i would to advise you know again. you know concludes conclusion about. this day because i think the bottom line will be the day the trial and and the way the day we can say that
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the trial was effective and that justice was served and. for that we will have to wait and they will be my 1st question and the 2nd question is that. of course. i know. that i was the head of the covered wealth fund of course busy the family of a former president who was involved busy in you know very. very deals with the government very profitable for themselves for the family in general but in the end you have to keep in mind that. corruption in angola is involved the presidential family but it involved and you know it's dealing with all the whole n.p.l. a regime. because that really takes us straight into my next question
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where the new president al gore and so it's on the same party from our president to center so how seriously should we take him in his fight against corruption. well you have to think seriously i think we have. people who care about human rights. in the case of angola. there is room in your view of human rights than. that so so much a lack basic basic needs education health of the country going through very very very recession so of course you have to think everyone especially the higher level when they say that they want tackle corruption that they've always a positive development but we also have to be demanding about about result we have who we are prepared to who president would almost
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halfway. and you know from the moment he took power and. look at the result i mean we have when former minister who was obviously thumb one who took orders and he is the major figure right now you know that if that actually had been convicted you have a lot of fault you have a lot of each in the right but ok where is the action. clearly more action is needed in tackling corruption i was talking to paul a billionaire and into africa money and use that to focus on politics on finance across the continent well that's it for now from d.w. news africa you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page so we leave you now with one of the songs stockholders of the prestigious us magazine rolling stone defined 2019 as one of the few africans who made it onto this yes
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list as nigerian sing got him out he nailed it with i am not enjoying this new choose by phenomena. no. no no. no no. where i come from we have to fight for a free press i was born and raised in a military dictatorship with just one to the shadow and a few newspapers in official information as a journalist i have worked on the streets of many cantors and their problems are always the same 14 the social inequality
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a lack of the freedom of the press and corruption we can afford to stay silent when it comes to the fans of the human seem right to fools who have decided to put their trust in us. names again paris and i weren't a day down in. the book. and. oh i am welcome to news from the world of arts and culture where the biggest documentary film festival in russia with a controversial d.w. satirical show also coming up. an interview with the author of the book crazy rich asians which was turned into a film i'm surprised at the box office. following in the
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footsteps of rembrandt in this year the 350th anniversary have this death. this year a well known documentary film festival in moscow called the doc festival is playing . animated satirical show the pokes fun at russia's leaders amongst others and is co-produced by the w. the organizers say they are taking a risk by showing the film but with censorship on the rise in russia that is a risk they feel they have to take our correspondent emily show when i was small. but it wasn't they saying to world leaders including putin an ironic theme song for russian politics sung by foreign ministry and kremlin representatives we must. not think no one in current affairs of your state the market days of something.


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