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camps the people from stealing told her body parts cars. to start a scenario the fines over a modest. 970. 8 strokes december 23rd job. this is news africa coming up in the next 15 minutes 2 in fantasy and begot ethiopia's 1st ever satellite launches into space so what will it do. to you it has extended a peacekeeping mission in the d.r. seat but why is that a controversial decision. day and told plus one south africa's wealth now its costs out there help.
hello i'm christine one bill welcome to news africa it's there to have you along if yo pia's 1st ever satellites has been launched into space the launch makes it the opiah the 11th african country to have a satellite in space egypt was 1st in 1908 now prime minister ahmed is credited with starting the satellite program 3 years ago while he was minister for technology. this rocket may have lifted off from shannon she northern china but it's rivera preparations were felt half way around the world for some countries space travel is about thrusting their power for smaller nations just hitching a ride is a sign of progress. and to cause for celebration in ethiopia where they were up early to watch the countries for satellite sail into
space. a year college or. satellite r.s.s. one which is currently launching from china. will be a foundation for our historic journey to prosperity. which is a landmark achievement for the country's space program even if china paid most of the price tag the satellite will gather vast amounts of data to use for weather forecasting and crop monitoring officials hope it will save millions of dollars a year for others you can't put a price on the price on the sea look. i've heard around 20 ethiopians have participated in the launching of the satellite $15.00 and $5.00 women. in the near future but i believe ethiopians will do better in the space program that's my hope . and all african countries have launched more than 40 satellite the one final
frontier remains launching a rocket from african soil. he is going to the ethiopian capital and is a bit of a way of visits his fire from the ethiopian space science society is standing by while comes the deeds of the africa business so this is an exciting day for ethiopia finally you have the set of life launched how are you feeling very much excited we've been looking forward to this day. ok so just give us a sense of how significant this is for ethiopia visa. well for a start that for a very long time the space used to be imagined i would say like a privilege where only in developed countries could use but so the time these show that. still space could benefit the developing countries such as ethiopia and it's one of the way that we show this space technology the cation use
a space shuttle program ok so it is one of the ways that we and we get to understand how with can try to shed the benefits our development. ok so so what is the satellite actually going to do and how's it going to benefit ethiopia. so far starts to give a very good platform for our engineer to hear and learn about the fact that i technology development and the 2nd is just includes. satellite this is expected to measure environment and the whizzer that could hold for a better i'm planning stage ok give us a sense off how it works i mean you're obviously going to be manning the team in ethiopia just give us a sense of what the operations would be like the people who work on this project what will they be doing so basically like we
have this wound gone 'd the station her dogs are back to where it was her center and this engine are some of the scientists there will receive the data and and give it give the data to the possible stakeholders that could use that could benefit out of this data such as and culture the weather 'd minister stage ok so we know that china paid most of the bill for this project how will it be benefiting from it. so as it is a really good for a developing countries like. egypt and to work on such let our jets at the point we have to start and then somehow it is our. right ok so i guess rossley this is the 8th satellite to be launched by an african country this year if you can very quickly what does this mean for africa's space
sector well it's obviously a change that's. 8 is a small number we're yet to have a lot of who are compilation the years but it's a progress of this. so there is a question is if words and africa that's wants to cut allies and develop new satellite technology ok that is a test fire and it is ever a. thank you. for now the u.n. has extended a peacekeeping mission in the d.r. see by and that the year the mission then as school is one of the most expensive in history costing over a $1000000000.00 every year the decision to extend the mission comes as people in the d.r. see call for the troops to leave the country. victims of
a massacre these people were attacked early december in their villages in essent congo what exactly happened is unclear but officials blame a notorious militia group for the atrocities and so-called allies democratic forces from moment to decade the islamist rooted militia has been seeking to destabilize the government of india see the people of been the live on the frontline of this militia violence. their anger has also turned against the un they say the organisation should be doing more to protect them. title for the u.n. have done nothing for us here. but minister says it is not deployed to a to war its mission is twofold to protect civilians and stabilize d.s.e. state institutions despite the protests the un has poor along its men date for another year but they also outlined an exit strategy. the
3 members of the african members of the us that would have the council welcomed the request for the last year to work with the d.r.s. the government to develop benchmarks that had to be met for the successful and responsibly handover of money. to the d.r.s. the government it is vital but in this regard there would draw a lot of money or be based on the positive evolution of the situation on the ground and the successful meeting of those benchmarks in preparation for this handover the security council agreed to a proposition by the d.s.e. government. he did if we got his elite group the idea of focusing the new scout troops in 6 provinces with the presence of forces is deemed necessary is in line with the government's request to concentrate in the provinces where the threat level is very high and to reduce the presence of troops in the areas where the threat is no longer significant. it is in this context that the president of the
republic has called for a reconfiguration of minutes ago which favors a qualitative resizing of troops which will have to be fewer but better equipped for asymmetrical warfare. there he is to strengthen the un troops in crisis areas in the hope that this will make the mission more effective and less controversial in the future. south africa produced about 40 percent of the world's gold until the end of the 20th century the country produces much less gold now but the after effects are still being felt by people who live close to former mine sites such as india has fit some residents are struggling with severe health problems. until recently south africa produced 40 percent of the world's gold much of it came from johannesburg and turned the city into the country's economic engine room but it came at
a cost old abandoned the bines now pose a health threat. ishmael lives near such an abandoned mine dump he can breathe without extra oxygen. because it is sickness or right emphysema i don't know. what it. by definition michael did more effective. in the. because of water on my lungs i find it hard to believe minor ways to expose the surrounding communities to radioactive uranium a byproduct of gold mining nearby residents breathe in the dust blown in from the dumps so people really don't need to it's going to get into the body and. it's both committed to security and. gold extraction is a toxic process if tailings are not properly sealed a chemical process is set off radioactive water seeps into the groundwater
so-called acid mine drainage need. to. be exposed to these metals and those medals at any. level would remove. the long term exposure and lack of protective measures as local activists outraged at eliciting awards mining pollution has invisible and long term effects. we also know that off at the chronic exposure to mind that i need to check my impairment of corporate to function skin lesions it's nice. to think that the fetus being affected mining activity exploded during the early 1900 gold bull but there were a few environmental laws requiring companies to clean up make mining sites safe today no one seems to want to take responsibility for the waste left behind.
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