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w.'s crime fighters are back to africa's most successful radio drama series continues in the only disowns are available online of course you can share and discuss on w. africa's facebook page and other social media platforms crime fighters tune in now . this is the news africa coming up on the program we're calling it of life on the debt there are all of us funding for abortion has left many women and girls in kenya in a difficult sometimes dangerous situation and you'll hear from some people holding the president stays in office on that. also coming up. you need a ride just hop in but this time it will not be your regular dr robert wheels there's a new taxi service in uganda that's run by women. the
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name is eddie micah jr welcome to the program the impact of next week's presidential election in the united states will also be felt in africa in kenya and other sub-saharan countries do not trams the solution in 2017 to reinstate a ban on funding for abortion has impacted the lives of millions of women and girls don't move health care services hanging on by a thread and desperate for change as they see women dying from unsafe abortions did abuse reports from nairobi. for frieda kansi getting pregnant was a disaster she was studying at a secretarial college the bright future she was working for suddenly seemed threatened when they knew i was pregnant i had shamed in it it was.
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just thinking of. no these. was thinking. i'm not going. to and he faced. a lucky break she was referred to even know my clinic she underwent an abortion and now feel she has control thanks to contraceptive implants. but instead of the holds the little things in my future but the clinic is under threat decisions made a world away from here slashed its funding us president donald trump reinstated the mexico city policy restricting funding for going as asians which provide abortions or anything related to them it made life in many towns like here in maine india on
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the kenyan caused more dangerous for women and girls were used to provide free for me planning free information we had on it would provide for me probably really today because we don't get them anymore for free these are for the most goes as they report when they're pregnant when they're not ready for their pregnancies so this forces some of them to deliver or for them to have of say for abortion. i was younger runs them in all my clinic that helped free down the cuts forced her to cancel an outreach program helping $15000.00 other girls and women in rural areas that have had included cancer screenings and age i.v. treatment she dips into her own personal finances so that what is left can keep running a priority is to protect girls and women from unsafe abortions if i don't do it
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the i'm afraid the myths about the next person to do it the wrong way that close in that store and. the threat of financial punishment for having anything to do with abortions is affecting kenya's national health policies says county reproductive health coordinator kenneth miller easy reading in maine that. gives it to be presidents to secure the productive we have resorted to to not falling off the institution because of fear. the choice of the u.s. president not only decide whether kenya can follow its constitution says the man who ends up sitting in the white house could mean life or death for patients i would wish the somebody sits on that seat somebody understand is a human being we need that and that is a human being dying simply because there's no information given to her blinds these
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parts a little bit of that she. didn't really is sure of a god is going to have the information and they're going to be. great doctors great. in the future because they will have information to prolong their life. let's find out more from our correspondents who sent our stuff reports hello my we are can you tell us more about the effect of this u.s. policy on kenya. yes so when donald trump became president in 2017 he not only reinstated the mexico city policy but he extended it significantly so that was not only family planning funding affect that which was already 500 $17000000.00 it was up to $9000000000.00 there why effect it now of global health assistant money that was you know missing and countries all over the world so that means child and maternal health treatment and prevention of age i
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have the typical losses malaria and several other infectious diseases and also a nutrition and sanitation programs where affected so it had a huge impact on the people on the ground and that also means that health care workers like caffeine and our team they were not able to reach you know villages which were up to 100 kilometers away sometimes in the villages they say well if we don't get the services then we look for solutions on our own and these solutions are mostly unsafe solutions so a recent study actually showed that during the time that the mexico city policy was in effect in the past that there was an increase of abortions of up to 40 percent and these abortions most of the time unsafe abortions and that means there's an increase of death cases. fortunately there i mean there's a scene that you can hope with all your eggs in one basket the alternative funding or what you need to start the country go explore. so
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concerning for example she's part of a wider net of reproductive health facilities and they last were up to $1000000.00 u.s. dollars per year funding so there were foreign countries european countries that stepped in that tried to fill that gap but it was only less than half actually a quarter of the funding that was there with and also for a very specific and limited time period so that means that they had to find other solutions and for example and i know from other facilities as well that they chipped in with their own private money that they had you know doctors and health workers lost their jobs so they also still buy reproductive. contraceptives and medicine and they still try to give it cheaper but most of the times it's also not possible some clinics also had to close so that's actually a problem for these facilities. what is the government's plan to ensure
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a woman's rights to abortion is protected if. the. u.s. elections. so yes so i talked to the reproductive and house coordinator of the county there where we were filming and he told me well there's actually no plan for that i mean like no plan change actually so they expect the situation to get worse or at least to stay the same or even get worse so he also told me of you know all cases on the ground where you know women have actually the right constitutional right to get a safe abortion so if they come to a government run facility or to a hospital for example and they procured an unsafe abortion and then die in need of help they die in the waiting room sometimes he told me in these cases not rare cases because doctors and health care workers too scared to afraid to treat them because they are afraid that their funding might be cut as well.
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correspondence in kenya thank you very much. let's turn our attention to some of the stories making headlines across the continent candidates running you know. that elections held the last of the head of subsidies for tensions are running high in the west african countries since 1st and. declared he would rather one unexpected. at least that's it people have been killed in talk communal clashes. main opposition presidential candidate 2 lisa says it will not recognize the outcome of this recent action as a vote had been mobbed by irregularities human rights activists have warned their country under president john mica fully for sliding towards an autocratic rule. 2 terrorists have been sentenced to death for killing more than a dozen people in the attacks on a hotel on their restaurant in mali in 2015. newfies in jihadist of creations of
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course west africa and which tourist destinations frequented largely by westerners were no longer considered safe. now in uganda the good 19 pandemic has become a lifeline to new koreas for some people when they had the country's economy jobs were lost and many needed supports to get by but a group of women decided not to idle on launched a new all female toxic. taxi drivers in kampala serve the doe's of girl power it's female drivers only. and they know how to make their way at the time driving a taxi is a male dominated industry and female drivers were unheard of in the socially conservative east african country until the pandemic struck they often shuttle drunk groups they drive alone at night it's risky. therefore all
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women have been trained in self-defense they also all carry pepper sprayed and know how to use it if needed. this driver a mother of 3 like so many others here lost her job as an accountant at the beginning of the pandemic she's glad she found txiki as. you say if you take it up because you keep going to continue to for me to do so and and until i meet. the i need to take it from granted. women's employment in developing countries is hit much harder than men in the pandemic international labor organization says taxi divas believes women need and want the opportunity much more than men plus they're more reliable the founder argues well it is extremely hard working very motivated and they like their sense of pride when they're doing this work they do it one bit
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. and that's the difference we have to be told. but most importantly the women drivers make a difference to the customers i am more safe being given personally this is a gender issue i feel safe being driven by a fair lady but also because. the way that they are careful wade while driving. is amazing. what started as a joke amongst a group of women friends affected by the coronavirus lockdown has grown into a successful startup that by now employs more than 70 women and uganda's capital kampala. i'm pretty sure i'll feel safe with a woman driver. about how we wrap up this show if you want to check out more boss stories just go to our website
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new solutions oberstein said in our earth is truly unique and we know that their uniqueness is one allows us to live and survive the ideas the environmental soon to global 3000 young d.w. and on. greetings from berlin where the mood is so minor as a 2nd locked down light looms for germany as of next week we'll look at the renewed impact for the arts and culture scene and also coming up. good news the eastern german city of 10 minutes has won the bid to be a european capital of culture in 2025 the chance to showcase its cultural legacy. and the mysterious belgian designer matamata g law has avoided the spotlight for
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the entirety of his pioneering career but a new documentary gets his story in his own words. germany is set to impose new nationwide coronavirus restrictions for a lock down light as of next monday the creative community was out in force in the capital yesterday to make its feelings felt and earlier today i spoke to theatre director thomas but 1st this restore this report. bar and restaurant owners artists and entertainment industry staff took to the streets of berlin on wednesday that's widespread concern about the new coronavirus measures that will close businesses for several more weeks one of the speakers was the singer of punk rock band he told knowles and. it's still you are really talking about more than 1000000 jobs and livelihoods since march people have had to live as if they were banned from working people operate without any profit because of the restrictions
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how does it feel to be banned from working virtually overnight since march and not a cent has fallen into your wallet since then warm words are of little help here in the words of. most of those who attended the demonstration have been directly affected by coronavirus restrictions. came from disorder she usually unsound money as a singer but she's been forced to take a part time job at a butcher's to tide her over one demand of the demonstrators is that all those affected should receive adequate compensation to cover fixed costs or you know if maybe we'd have to establish what our monthly expenses are and then see what the minimum is that we need to earn and that has to be paid out if we need to get compensation it's not that we're unemployed we're not allowed to work. the hospitality and entertainment brunches feel that they've borne the brunt of the
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coronavirus measures. with no end in sight patience is running out. and theater director thomas from berlin sauerbrun a theatre joins me now he's just fresh out of rehearsals but also my are this is a major blow to artistic and cultural life here in berlin just as it was getting back on its feet tell me how are your plans and projects affected i believe you had an opening coming up and how are you feeling about this. well we're massively affected because we have to lock down from monday on and we have. run several shows every woman was. lost on our schedule and we were supposed to open on thursday. with a new show with the premiere of the answer book it's which i'm actually rehearsing
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at the moment and we don't know what will happen we can't bring the crimea. so do you do you actually recognize the need for these new measures and do you feel perhaps that they're justified to tell and with in respect to 2 theaters. well i don't believe it justifies the because if you look at what's happening in our look at what's happening in trains if you look at work sapling in other parts of our social life. sometimes get the feeling their politicians are trying to prove that they're serious with the measurements by knocking our cultural. institutions in order to prove that the suv year we did everything in the make sure that there is no danger of infection our team on stage is tested twice
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a week with people in the audience do wear masks we have a generic cancer center in cancer and as far as i know all there wasn't any spread event in any. show in any audience so. critical this is measuring ok now we also saw in the report there this criticism of the government regarding the support that the cultural sector is actually receiving do you share these criticisms and perhaps have concrete demands of your own. of course i share this because independent our lists you are not on the permanent contracts. are in high danger or are not so i having this crisis as an artist and i think there's an urgent
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need to make sure that all these arliss can survive the crisis socially and that the government has to make sure after they make sure of that for example of time we'll survive they need to make sure that all the artists that all the artists in germany which me. missoni for sure but obviously obviously a great imbalance their welfare survive this crisis just quickly. i'm sure that it will survive this crisis but i'm not sure that the landscape will survive in the form what we had before corona crisis ok well here's wishing you all the best for this difficult fall season we will remain optimistic with you thanks very much for joining me thomas also my own. well internationally speaking many people will have heard of leipzig or dresden 2 of the calling cards of the eastern
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german state of saxony which is why the euphoria was grates in cabinets on wednesday with the announcement of its european capital of culture status for the year 2025 all the city known for nearly 40 years as calm march starts under the east german communists and infamous for its recent anti immigrant sentiment hopes to give its tarnished image a new shine. it's one of the best known landmarks in cemex the comments monument erected in 1971 and esto own man was on the city's bidding committee for the european capital of culture title to him the site evokes mixed feelings. on the one hand this is a place where he saw a lot of really great concerts and events. where the mood was really positive and happy. but it's also a place that the world got to see in a way that i personally had never experienced before. he's referring to the events
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of august 28th far right demonstrations raged here for several days after a 35 year old local man was killed in a fight with 2 asylum seekers riots in counter-demonstrations followed and those images went around the world on one hopes that its capital of culture status will now improve the city's reputation. there a high rises next to the historical city hall examples of classic east german modernism wide streets it's cliquey just not necessarily love at 1st sight can it's made its contradictions and rough edges the cornerstone of its bid it's an industrial city with a rugged unfinished charm it may not have architecture but it's gritty and it is home to some striking up projects like the sculpture in the city's main part that depicts comics his bowels the bidding committee obviously to. the right approach is that we hope to welcome people from across to your families not just to see
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fantastic exhibitions and cultural programs but also to actually take part wives of us mit's remark involving the public was a key element in the application stage the idea was to get locals to appreciate the city. as it is for when i was still at school with talk about where we were going to go when we left but with the capital of culture status people will see the city through new eyes and hopefully be more likely to stay and maybe others will move yeah. it's in the title is an opportunity for the city to put its best foot forward and get a welcome may come via. mokhtar rose to fame in the late 1980 s. which was a decade of conspicuous consumption his groundbreaking work was hailed as being akin to art but in an era of fashion superstars like for instance he stood out for his anonymity and self-effacement well he shuns the spotlight and usually refuses
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all interviews but one german filmmaker has managed to let him tell his own story. models with obscured faces of unguarded silhouettes and unconventional materials. and shredded garments runway shows reminiscent of surrealist paintings martin my jailer is one of the most influential designers of the last 30 years he's also an enigma never appearing in public in the banksia fashion if you like. but now german documentary filmmaker heights of has made a film that offers an intriguing insight into this elusive creative genius. live on misha the father a lot of people ask me what was it like filming with them really keep his face covered all the time did he hide from you who's but it wasn't like about he's not paranoid he lives of relatively normal life he just doesn't want his own image to
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matter more than his work on the cross he views to give it up. marcelo doesn't in fact show his face and hides from us film he's always preferred to let his work to the talking. i don't like the idea of being a celebrity. to. me. like everybody else a conceptual artist as much as a designer my jailer turned fashion into something abstract and experimental in 1904 he unveiled a barbie collection. so the idea was to take clothes. barbie and. blow them up to life size. people would say it doesn't fit properly and that's what i'd like it looks like
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a dog's garment. a living person. marking my jailor was also one of the 1st designers to use normal people as models 30 years ago the designer pioneered techniques now considered mainstream including up cycling he would reinvent garments found in flea markets turning them inside out and taking them apart at the seams many of todays style staples were 1st dreamt up by martin my jailer. take us along the other day i was waiting to cross the street and there was a girl in front of me in jeans with distressed seems that's classic marge ala ripped jeans his jeans were almost completely in trends was new today ripped jeans are expensive but it all started with him. called on his for me. mark my jailer retired from the fashion world 11 years ago sealing his legacy as i know what some is film is a tribute to one of the most influential and any magic designers in 20th century
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fashion. well that's all for today more on the website as always that d.w. dot com slash culture with that it's time for me to sign off so stay safe and until next time all the best.
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