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well you. got some hot tips for your bucket list. romantic corner chip. hot spot for some. and some great cultural memorials to boot. double trouble often go. this is news africa coming up on the program a strategic town under siege in mozambique fears grow over the fate of thousands of stranded residents in the town of fighting between mozambique and government forces and jihadist militants and says another day. and after decades of oil spills there's little progress in cleaning up nigeria's niger delta one of the most polluted places on.
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i'm told me all that is why it's good to have you with us concerns are growing over the fate of thousands of people in the town of palma in northern mozambique overrun by jihadist militants last week some residents have managed to escape but aid agencies say they're worried that so few have made it to safety reports also still coming up clashes between the militants and the mozambican army and some observers fear the conflict could spread. this is who is now in control of mozambique's northern tip. islamist militants linked to the islamic state group they posted this video to social media claiming to have killed 55 people as they seized the city of hama tactics mozambique's military says our terrorism. for the clear objective here was to terrorize the population of pomo district.
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and to threaten the development of infrastructures that will improve living conditions both in the country and for the local population in particular. above all they threaten the biggest private investment in africa a massive natural gas field that was supposed to be the key to mozambique's energy future but nothing has been so. from the jihadists those who fled tell of indiscriminate killing those people decided to shut down the police so we stayed 2 days in the war to rebuild what you want was an old. saw this is the last day which we are no way about to start the suits. thousands have so far escape the violence many of them making their way to the provincial capital however they can staying behind it could mean death. good for you the woman she said it was a difficult moment to tell you the truth it was
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a massacre none of us would like to go back there again many people died those who stayed behind i don't know if they're dead or missing. for now these people can count themselves among those fortunate enough to escape just thousands of others remain stranded or in hiding in palma. and we have many of palmas residents joining another 700000 people already displaced in the conflict does this worsen mozambique's humanitarian situation is an assessment from dell arm of southern africa director for human rights watch. you might need to get a crisis that. happens with thousands will. they need. to care about which is. a question now into our living in camps. across into the neighboring countries or to chaos and people are living in.
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these most acutely and there was a get over it is it was kind of wild. to go and see the jewels and billions in cup would do the time is actually over that you would into this know who would do more or less what these and also look unfortunately the original community that african development community and african. union crowded this crisis is. becoming more sophisticated and indeed there is no need for be international community to come together to ensure that this is brought to in other ways that is a huge risk. to other parts of southern africa. next to nigeria's niger delta region from well oil has brought the country great wealth for decades but also devastating pollution one of the worst on earth spills
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from oil pipelines have damaged the environment the livelihoods and the health of the residents fred moved when he was in or going to land one of the affected areas to witness the impact. of the niger delta once offered to reach spoilers for farmers and fishermen like mike. know it's a trade to humans and the ecosystem goal all humans peals have left people exposed to hide it was of course me i'm the guy my cute. most of them died before the age of 40. our lives in the pit in the laggy on d.c. . we depend on the c. c. . to d. almost all of those seafood gone we can't find them again because of the oil spill and this has led to the. level of poverty i. know if not find a word to describe
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a study in 2012 estimated that 16 calvin babies died within the 1st month of their eye they died because of oil producing nation in the niger delta state officials admit that the situation has become even worse since then how many people would do better their last week. where die. because this is i know more their. poverty. in town so food in town so cash and even the necessities of life know what i. must areas of the states would to with out talk seek the un says if you could take 30 years to clear up the contamination. then i don't doubt the pollution has continued despite years of promise is by successive governments in nigeria to clean it up in 2016
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president my mother behind it launched an ambitious cleanup project you know good news aren't there what has been ongoing but there isn't there it'll progress has been made resident and activists blame the multinational oil company for their plight they have petitioned their government to provide horse be twos and schools to improve their living conditions in the hope is there in a las cruces new in their very. developed a little foam. will clear up with some emergency measures and also on the empowerment of the people that can be read in the job place through this species. the region provides most of nigeria's revenues but the communities see they get nothing in return and their government has neglected them and they have them to their fate. and we can now speak to name
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or past the needing environmental justice campaign particularly on the niger delta need more joins me now from been in city in nigeria good to have you on the program name oh why is this area polluted and who's responsible. as the. russian debate getting. those one response to this is very clear the operations. manager. a lot of people blame as you mentioned the oil companies like shell what these companies positions on this issue.
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what is the. decay. of. these. issues all. try to avoid responsibility to avoid accepting the. point that. communities this is just their way of looking for money so. the problem. is in the pipeline. but the. amount of damage b. don't. care is not something that could be accomplished just look at people who are. here and. that damage you talk about can you describe that
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a bit more what impact has this pollution had on people's lives. it was lives on the environment situation not. over 60 k. so for me to get to always be has. got to be gosling this is blowing across the region. where it was going to be completely. we speak something. called but we would all. be continuously. contaminated some places. meet us. from it. is a difficult thing to do if you're a farmer who wants to work with specs a good harvest the source. put them in you water bodies i've got them and it's
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a lot of friends lushly destroyed. and the people around here obviously shut down from us so dishing said oh he's very carefully he'd fish awful who used. to depend on what that peach so all the stuff you money and lettuce but. he said lowest in the mission you're saying it's been decades since this has been going on i do you think that this is still going on the spills are still happening and if if so then has there been any progress made in terms of cleaning up what has been spilt now. the. time. is what is good money to going to. the government said doc i broke up once. the addition project and that is just only just beginning slowly so i did not get it is
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an extremely limited environment. now exploring way back into the past aki a large just in central tunisia have discovered an ancient site that they've estimated to be more than 6000 years old research as say this site shed light on life through several different eras of history the excavators found many fossils of animals especially whole says and also able to use objects found to deduce the way humans in west africa hunted animals they say the find will provide a wealth of information on the culture and environment of the past. that is it for now you can also check out other stories on d
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w dot com ford slash africa as well as off ace book and twitter pages i know be good to hear what you think about what we've covered and what you think we should be covering as well so thanks very much for watching and bye for now. lieut.
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coming up on arts and culture. queer youth in beijing create a scene where they can be themselves or whoever they want to be. and later on the show sculptor lazing or explores what it means to be jewish in germany 7 decades after the holocaust. but 1st fresh fears of censorship in hong kong as beijing imposes tough new restrictions to control the island's
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politics it appears that mainland china's power is even being felt in the arts and in television for the 1st time since 1969 a local hong kong t.v. station says it won't be broadcasting the oscar ceremony but t.v. b. channel says it's a purely commercial decision that speculation is rife that it's actually a case of censorship or self-censorship under pressure from beijing so which is it for more i'm going to pull in my colleague scott roxboro who reports on the global film market scott thanks for coming on why would hong kong television cancel its broadcast of the oscars. yes that's really the question i mean themselves claim that this is the city and they just say. you were are interested in watching the oscars we've seen a little there are a particularly this year because there are 2 nominees. in the. better days
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which is not needed in the future category and i knew a short documentary as well. that documentary just will not let me. it's a very. artsy ration of. and it's quite critical of the government but if you want to look at the real reason behind this. is directed actually at the project for the shares which is normally probably. chinese. and as always our and. you have. a government in beijing all state run media there to downplay. the coverage and to not cover the ceremony why. this channel in hong kong but
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in this blackout of the oscars. i mean when interests and seen as. so good the real reason was ok but scared of cory's our does when the oscar wouldn't that be a triumph for china. yes i think i mean she's has a chance to become the 1st chinese director to win best picture. and initially it looked like beijing was going to really. cheerleader for he she won best picture and best director. and the you was all over. social media in china. interviews. where she said some things that some people interpreted as being. shy or critical and there was a huge. against it and against her i think this week it's in what we've seen happen which is china going to china is trying to.
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sort of market pressure to to influence and maybe even. hinge some are 2nd largest city in the world and if the chinese government lots a u.s. will be nice and china. hundreds of millions dollars it. is a huge amount of leverage and it seems that chinese companies are using it maybe even this case is using it. in order to only have so many stories made by these directors. thanks so much for your insights scott rocks per hour. well meanwhile in mainland china one subculture is having a moment bogut a style of dance that developed in new york's marginalized black and latino gay and trans communities and the 1970 s. well being is back and in china where homosexuality was classified as a mental illness until 20 years ago voting as
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a space where queer youth can finally express themselves. armed with glitter glamour and high heels hundreds of young l.g. t. chinese gather for the 1st large scale voting ball in beijing drag queens and other performers hit the runway to compete in various categories though there are prizes at stake the focus is on community and belonging. what we want to do is to clearly serve the needs of minority groups that are in our community. this is our core goal to create a safe space for them to express themselves with. an awfully. who identifies as non-binary is among the contestants performers belong to houses that provide support and are often a replacement for birth families after and i'm happy childhood why has finally found the home they've longed for. that's
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a. goal achieved i'm so happy i can tell my house mother jones say that i got perfect scores for voting old way i feel i've proved myself in a small way it feels like i'm saying test me test me test me let me pass the bill. while voting bowls are on the verge of going mainstream in china most people in the country keep a low profile due to conservative social norms but for a while while voting has provided a sense of freedom and creative expression. i think i can dance for the rest of my life i can probably dance wacking and folk in old ways. until i'm 60 or 70 it's already become a part of my life even when i go to the toilet or drink water every day or those i don't walk normally but in evoking kalak style. from its beginnings evoking has had a radical sensibility people here hope it's growing popularity won't tell it subversive and liberating it should. go while law so how much is
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identity intrinsic to an artist's work that's the question that's come up over and over as publishers in various countries grapple with translating the hill we climb the poem recited by american poet amanda gorman at the inauguration of president joe biden well the german translation is now finally out done by 3 women of different ethnicities this comes after controversies including in the netherlands over translators who were not women of color like the poet herself so more culture news now the news of the museum in paris is digitized and uploaded more than 3 quarters of its collection now anyone with an internet connection can view high resolution images of more than 480000 works of art including many that are kept in the museum storage. and in london people who've lost loved ones to the
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coronavirus have started painting a mural to commemorate their deaths when the work is finished it will stretch about a kilometer in the length and contain 150000 hearts one for each covered 19 deaths in the u.k. . lazing or sculpture at frankfurt's jewish museum as a kind of mirror image reflected between life and death tragedy and hope an image that embodies the history of germany's jewish communities the artist's work explores what it means to be jewish in germany 76 years after the holocaust. this is gold jurors standing outside frankfurt's jewish museum weighs 1.8 times measures 11 meters tall and cost some 350000 euros to create in 2019 it made israeli artist area world famous.
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the main concern with this work with the tree that is a lie in for that is growing from the ground that this is rooted. in the ground holding above him a tree similar to him in size and shape that it was somehow went through some trauma so that the relationship is kind of what happened to the jewish culture here in germany. saying i 1st went looking for the perfect tree and found it in italy a 60 year old fig tree 'd. instead of cutting it down he went to a great deal of trouble to make molds of various parts of it to use for his sculpture. he then cast those parts in aluminum to be later welded together. and then it's always interesting to look to. it's because they always change just
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like people it's always different because you're all different. i really has been living among the turkish and arab populations of the lands a vibrant no i kind district since 2006 it reminds him of his hometown jerusalem it has its grungy and chaotic sides he's got his studio here too this is where he can let loose and let the inspiration come. fire plays a role in many of his works the 41 year old sculptor stokes the flames to create works in paper or carpeting. i enjoy the process i enjoy. the unexpected. consequences i always was. fascinated by fire. i was actually kicked out of of high school because i set. my. class on fire but that's
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a different story. alienating familiar objects presenting them in pairs and evoking associations are the motifs common to arias lazing has works jewishness only rarely has any part to play in them an exception is his installation dyna he was inspired by the project of the same title by german artist. it was conceived as a kind of memorial to the victims of the nazi regime among them of course chameleons of jews. placing a spot of the stumbling stones in berlin sidewalks on his 1st trip to germany in 2001 i think it was one of the 1st thing i noticed or and i came to berlin and it was one of the 1st thing that made me feel like i'm jewish believing in berlin or jewish and even. in germany. arias lazing his great grandparents
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numbered among the jewish victims of naziism now he's a mortal eyes their names inside his sculpture but they're visible from the outside it stands for both remembrance and reconciliation really doing this work you're being jewish in germany is anything special for me it's actually quite natural. to create in germany and to show my work in germany those kind of contribution to my home. this year germany is marking 1700 years of jewish life in the country join us to meet more jewish artists in germany in the days to come well that's almost it for this edition of arts and culture i'll leave you now with the latest by italian farmer and artist daddio gambaccini used his tractor to create a tribute to shall go to the left the head of the poets would be 200th birthday see
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you next time.
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this is. from berlin tonight another blow to europe's vaccination attempts germany says the astra zeneca corona virus vaccine is no longer an option for people under 60 it follows new reports of blood clots possibly triggered by the vaccine tonight we ask what does this emergency decision to mean for germany's already sluggish vaccine rollout also coming up it is a different story in the u.s. vaccinations there are gaining momentum with the country on track to administer 3 mil.

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