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hello i'm christine want to welcome to news africa it's good to have your company the growing conflicts in the south hell is high on the agenda of the munich security conference which opened here in germany today this conference is often described as the most important security for on the planet and this year's meeting brings together more than 500 decision makers and 35 heads of state including leaders from the south held region concern is growing over the increasing violence in the sahil states some of which is being filled by climate change but it's not the only issue affecting africa said to be discussed of munich the main theme of the meeting is something they have decided to call. the idea that the west is in retreat. is edith c'mon is in munich for the conference and she joins me now it is
it's good to see you we'll talk about that strange term. business in a moment or 1st i want to ask you just how much importance augie does gathered in munich putting on the crisis in this to help. oh quite a significant amount actually. you can tell by the delegation that's here from the site whole region we have ministers drawn from chad and a fossil but also their mount of money that's been poured into this region the e.u. alone has put over 8000000000 euros in the side hill since 2014 and this is for peace and security concerns as well as sustainable development in that region whether or not this is going to amount to anything is what we're discussing here at the munich security conference and what more can be done to accelerate that process . it as we as we mentioned the situation in the salad is also being sealed by climate change you moderated a panel on that very theme do you get the sense that western leaders taking the
responsibility at that they have to take rainfall a phenomenon that we've seen africans bear the brunt of all. this certainly a lot of awareness and john kerry made a very a stock statement yesterday saying that the u.s. possibly has the highest number of climate change deniers in the world this of course is an issue that is impeding the efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change and this is just one of the issues that came up the green deal which is being fronted by the e.u. for example to try and mitigate these effects also came up and yet germany who is a signatory of that deal is still producing more beef than it can consume so there's a lot of awareness but there's also a lot of action there's also action towards the wrong things there was concern that banks are still investing in fuel fossil fuel companies and yet on paper they seem to be in agreement with the perrys agreement. coming back to that the theme of this year's munich security conference west lessness right the idea that. 'd the western
world's dominance is receding how would that present in the affect africa what is the feeling about how that would affect africa. well the most important thing that would happen is that africans would get an opportunity to front things that are important to them and important to. africans the 2nd thing that might happen is it would create room for new collaborations if the e.u. is perhaps not of the central then africans could get an opportunity to renegotiate some of the deals that they feel do not work for them in terms of climate change in terms of peace and security and like i said earlier take a from stand on those issues and push them forward you've also been interacting with some of the delegations that have come through from africa what are they telling you what are they expecting from this conference or perhaps what is their message to western leaders gathered in munich. well i spoke to the kenyan ambassador to germany earlier and the 1st thing that she expressed was really
disappointment saying that while the munich security conference is important it can still do more to be diverse and this is something that was repeated in the opening remarks by the german president francophile to steinmeyer saying that we do need to be more inclusive as we look at security concerns because they are global and so this is what i've heard from the african leaders saying that more needs to be done on the continent but at the same time admitting that they have to take the mantle and leave that conversation. to money at the munich security conference for us thank you. reports from salt sudan allege pollution from the oil industry is causing birth defects miscarriages and other severe illnesses the documents obtained by the a.p. news agency show that the government and the 2 main chinese need oil companies have been away at that for years rather than content nation from drilling could be causing serious health problems but little has been done to clean up the mess the
government says there is no firm link between oil waste and any health problems 6 fingers on each hand a swarm kidney. and a missing limb baby pink my gear was spawned like this. i was shocked the 1st time i saw the baby. when our company paid the transfer of the family from south sudan to a medical facility in kenya for diagnosis and treatment i think my gear was born in moving state the most oil producing state of south sudan. the oil company told the family that the defects are due to a genetic problem by the father doesn't believe this. nor would. this is all happening to us because of the oil pollution the oil for recently i was on birth defects around all fields improving state nearly tripled
between 20152017 says environmentalists groups from the region locals also from these pictures of chemical dumpsites and very stones indicating that environmental standards and not met here to chinese let much in national oil consortium's drilling in the region. so these companies have this model for doing oil and gas development in these developing 3rd world nations and that is to go and buy the government or otherwise ally themselves with the government. no regulations are very favorable tax royalty regimes do whatever they want to make as much profit as they want quickly and then leave and that's kind of the model that they're imposing on south sudan and that's really a tragedy for the people there and for the environment the oil companies did not respond to the news agencies requests for comment the south sudanese are minister
seen here in the middle of a meeting with oil workers an august last year called links between contamination and birth defects premature speculations consultant rick stein a would it reports for the united nations on oil pollution is more outspoken. if there is human exposure even minute quantities like down to 10 parts per 1000000000 benzenes and ph and such in the poly nuclear hydrocarbons that can cause birth defects cancers cardiovascular disease respiratory ailments and such like that there is a well established linkage there. and the family is convinced that their experience is proof there is a link. probably because even the animals like goats and cows have been born like this they're all affected like my boy almost all of it the mother is increasingly concerned of all time baby she says he can't breastfeed and he cries on night.
we're going to i am worried about his future. and this is not only the future baby my idea which is the state but the future of a whole region. ok our next story is in kenya where one artist makes life sized sculptures using scrap metal he founded the pin be odd gallery in 1902 it has been at the forefront off conserving the environment through education recycling junk they tell and promoting conservation and sustainability issues through ought he to has worked with recycled metal for 30 years but he says rising concerns globally about pollution over consumption and time to change make his work more relevant now then ever. never running out of material or inspiration can you not as mature he also turns thousands of tons of waste from all over the world into sculpture he says the ongoing issues of
consumption and climate change make his work more relevant today he said if you know it's become more than these people i mean we just need to be really in sync with what is out there all these are still in. the ocean and also the idea of people being removed this we we're on the receiving end full of wonderful pollution in the world wildlife conservation is close to his heart to life size lines god his workshop the main on this one constructed from an illegal hunting snare meticulous childhood memories about the growing conflict between animals and humans in his country inspired him to sculpt wildlife to grow up south of nairobi where would a base used to roam vast plains. i don't need it with the migration is coming to the world that is more gruesome in a place called. i just. want to make grease in the water exists anymore
because you said you might do some parts and. there was a part of that used to blow up the north pole by design your own among them to project into the model. but taking his call to international law buys that included former us president bill clinton the danish row family and their san diego zoo. he's now i mean to inspire the next generation of recyclers starting a sculpture apprenticeship school for must teach the young the people. who understand the importance of the safety for. the resources you have been doing to pollute to. the least while his work fetches thousands in the galleries of to re begin beyond meticulous. a message that could be recycled into the future of the. well you might be a way that today for every 40 of this valentine's day to mark the occasion he has
been asking children around the world who they love and why you know some of the responses we got from children in lagos and i repeat. i love my mommy guide lists because the bunny i love my bed. is good for me to love. somebody. that even they will see only. in their. truth. to that literally be a squid for this. week because they felt great certainly no not. at all that's it for now if indeed he's after they get all our stories on our website and facebook page. leaving out the small pictures all works by the kenya psychonauts a skillful receipt me till next time i buy. the
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