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learning course. german. with different languages we fight for different things that's fun. for freedom freedom of speech freedom of press. giving freedom before it's global news that matters to you w made for martin's. view. this is news africa coming up in 15 minutes tributes spall in full south africa's grandfather of black business the entrepreneur richard my point you have pushed his way into a white man's world at a time when black south africans were praised and. died at the age of $99.00. and al-shabaab strikes and a field in kenya killing 3 americans what is the slave. group strength in the
region. then the nigerian teenager taking her country. by storm. hello i'm. africa it's good to have you along south africans have been paying tribute to a man who is revered in the country as the grandfather of black business richard poignant passed away on monday at the age of 99 his business career began in the 1950 s. when he started a delivery service in the country's largest townships a little his empire expanded and he later became a retail giant now on social media this picture also tweeted by a south african president is doing the rounds when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1991 poignant picked him up from the airport he's the one behind the
wheel now in a statement so that because president said we've lost a pioneer a trailblazer and a man of extraordinary fortitude who paved the way for the racial transformation off the south african economy. we took our cameras to a more insulated one of the biggest shopping complexes in south africa built by i'm a poignant and name people they told us what he meant to them is a profound when we've liberated black people not just in business but liberated us into thinking and looking forward. and striving is right now not only does he have a mall name that just shows the insights. he was appearing in a very inspirational. he was a hero even myself for me because today i'm so surprised he comes from there was coming from if you know our president is coming from limpopo we lost our way here
we've invited him and michelle but to talk about which had been a poignant mr is also one of south africa's most successful black entrepreneurs and the former mayor of johannesburg welcome to news africa mr. dr m. a poignant thrived in business at a time when black south africans were praised how did he do this. well loving. story that really fascinated me as i was growing up and took a decision in the age of 22 but obviously before that as i was growing up this it is so great because i was born and raised in a village in. which is that it is not all petroleum but i've got lots of a 1000000 so which is why i used to he said so which you in this main use teens by i mean as you grew up seeing one day i want to be like those men and then age of 22 i decided to take over the questions decision to follow in his 1st step has been
and i call on who believe in hardware one of a 1000000 men well something growing up it wasn't just reach out to my boy it was a reach had met in modern them up when we chatting for me something that resonated with me right where they don't realize is that my life they people want to succeed in business you need of strong family and sustainable family back home and who was that kind of person and i think one of the each. take that they've discovered with him or to know him he's a man who's not often able fatemeh we it's a weakness of maturity of the people that white people cannot really going to business because they are afraid to think richard more poignant that individual who has they always wanted to change the world and also believed in education very strongly believed in patient and a member of. a few years ago he called me at his house to inform me of.
a technical college that he wanted to fund the and study in south africa to come right away you have to really get the technical experience unfortunately i'm sure you must have died there. because they had the project never to call because of government and not to really come into the mighty and he wanted to put these all in this and this history must have a what do you think he seemed like a simple being in south africa. well i think i can i'm one of these products obviously unbeknown to him at that time i mean he's almost 40 is my senior but he played a role in order to produce another successful. in south africa despite the odds that we're facing at the time because he loved most of us conducting is of the seventy's and eighty's determined to really make it against the government which was it was illegal for us as blacks was business men and women to start businesses
out of. some of the star wars of big business in this country we we could do to them all right i am who i am today is such as it was meant because of the role that they said my point you have played in that it without his knowledge right i want to ask you this i mean we're obviously talking about him going down in the books as a trailblazer you due to the envy of the stalwarts that you are referring to but i want to get your assessment as to do you think it is easy it's a day for black south africans to aspire to what you had missed them a point to have become is it easier or more difficult for them today. no it is unfortunately more difficult is not impossible i'm looking you know i'm between the 7th of april 1904 we're now into 41 of the inspiration behind this and the excitement was it not a lot of the vehicle was going to see an explosion of black. unfortunately the
government just do it literally disseminated destroyed black businesses coming out with political patronage coming out with labor more. big business opened our borders to everyone most of the new film coming in from coming from all over the world counterfeit goods been brought into the country unfortunately business has been really destroyed. to be business to a large extent people who are politically connected and the people who operate on the basis of political brooklyn is which is very unfortunate because such business isn't looks lost in the all right that is south africa's herman mesh of a talking about the late richard poignant thank you mr michel thank you very much i appreciate the opportunity. the next story is in kenya way of 3 americans were killed in an attack on an if field in the
coastal region off militants from the al-shabaab extremist group stormed the man debate if field in now more on sunday these pictures purport to show the fiery off to mark off the attack on the facility which is used by both u.s. and kenyan forces. has links to al qaeda and is headquartered in neighboring somalia it's the group's 1st assault on u.s. forces inside kenya. for more on this i'm joined by will take up from the international crisis group peace they project director for the horn of africa welcome to day to have the africa what i think why did it target the kenyan if field. i think al shabaab had 2 principal the last of course we know that they try to project strength within somalia this would have been sending a message to both the government in somalia and also support that it remains a positive force and it can strike both internally and externally and i think the
2nd message we're principally would be to the kenyans and to the americans who have stepped up their campaigns against al shabaab particularly through a series of drone strikes by the american forces in the last year we saw almost a record number of strikes with the insults central somalia and this would have been tentatively strike right what does this tell us about al shabaab strength in the region. i think about fortunes of what downwind over the last decade but over the last 2 years they reinvented themselves they're shown themselves to be adaptive and resilient and unfortunately as little as these are huge but you must govern that's within their principle stronghold in thought central somalia out above would retain the capacity both to responses with which to fund operations but wholesale and critically to be
able to plan operations almost with impunity. and what effect will this have on kenya. i think what's important to remember is that while this attack has drawn a lot of attention and shabaab has been running a low grade inside can see in northern kenya for most of the last 6 or 7 years they did more to pull ambushes on civilians killed. passengers on buses drooled roadside bombs or security personnel this is not really new it probably doesn't change too much in the kenyan police jumped but it will reach significant questions on hollow us about could successfully infiltrate a very important a problem in that base such as this we don't dissipate a real change of policy but the kenyan and american authorities will certainly
really examine their security are in managed to understand how it's about quote all these. from the international crisis group in nairobi thank you. now you know about sammy it's nigeria's mixed bag there she is a 13 year old in asean is the number one junior golf in her country with the trophies piling up in her bedroom her dream of becoming a professional golfer is becoming very real. she picked up her 1st golf club at the age of 5 a yen asean is the number one junior golfer in nigeria it was love at 1st sight. of the void playing i wanted to take his clothes when my dad said no so. i had to play in his new book clubs she's come a long way she has represented nigeria 11 times across 3 continents and boasts
a total of 17 medals she's only 13 these are the job you have one of your beats here come here you know but the teenager admits it's not always easy it's very difficult. going to school and practice in full cause that's a lot of warm up to do and. playing golf i also have to practice a lot and get ready for tournaments the teenage sensation is already showing signs of keeping up with the best. she was the only teenage girl for to participate at last year's nigerian ladies golf open championship she came 10th of $177.00 golfers wait that is it for now from africa you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page today will leave you with these images off the cape town minstrel carnival which happened over the weekend to celebrate 2020 its bye for now.
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a tragic book beautiful book called. by robots advise. the same. bots we begin with the golden globes and in the ongoing war between streaming services and hollywood it seems hollywood was the big winner this time netflix did have 34 nominations but only walked away with 2 prizes. best movie in the comedy or musical category went to quentin tarantino's once upon a time in hollywood and brad pitt also picked up best supporting actor there. best actor in a drama unsurprisingly went to work in phoenix for his amazing tool to force in the joke. and also no surprise.