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musudan t w. this is news live from berlin israel stops to bury the dead after a disaster that's a massive religious celebration but. israelis will share a national day of mourning on sunday for at least $45.00 people who died in
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a crushing stampede at the foot of mount meron in israel also coming out. india sets and other global records for daily coded 19 infection numbers as the scramble for oxygen continues medical aid is arriving from abroad but can't come fast enough for those suffering in the streets. on small coronavirus tests and vaccines for the areas that need the most germany looks just focused pandemic under private populations to help stem the latest wave of infection. welcome to the program israel's prime minister has announced an inquiry into a deadly stampede as a religious celebration at least 45 people were killed and men. more injured when
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chaos broke out at the overcrowded events as happened at mount meron in israel's north. altro orthodox jews the holding of the country's 1st major religious festival since the end of coronavirus restrictions cost of the inquiry will look at where the policing failures contributed to the tragedy. and nation in mourning. and a community left reeling from tragedy. israelis remembering those they've lost 2 of them. among them the country's president lighting a candle for each of the victims. though yes i says it's time to embrace the families to help all those looking for their loved ones. to take those injured to our hearts to wait together. to wait together. ecstasy turned to agony in just
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a few moments the massive crowds were on their way home from the festival when they stumbled down slippery stairs into a narrow passageway panic in the chaos the victims including children by the trampled all suffocated to death all relatives of the my legs for travelers i couldn't move them face down i could lift my head a little i tried not to strain too much and keep calm strength in my face god will save us so all in all. this was the 1st mass religious gathering since israel eased covert restrictions and the turnout was much higher than expected as many as 90000 people showed up to the event organizers had received permission for just 10000. people that have been locked the weighing about versus a baby to many a grand there are really just. for
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a year and. want to go out. there there are religious beliefs and serve always. ahead of israel's day of rest the chabad friends and families began gathering to say goodbye to the victims the government is promising a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash finding out what happened will be crucial for the country's ultra orthodox community now planned into mourning. d.w. correspondent on your claim in jerusalem told us more about the investigation well the have a lot of factors to look at on the one hand of course they will look at the security arrangements that were made but also the arrangements by the different religious sects that are involved in those festivities on the other hand there's a lot of footage in images on social media that are circulating off the event
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itself also the moments before this stampede happened and of course to eyewitnesses that have been talking about what happened to them you know the very harrowing experience it made and a lot of focus will be on that very narrow pathway where. distempered happened and what is also interesting here there is a discussion because of course this festival is happening every year except for last year when it was severely restricted because of the coronavirus pandemic. that there have been warnings for many years now that this was a holy site it's not really made or it's not safe for thousands and thousands of people to gather there and that this was a tragedy waiting to happen that was. in jerusalem in india covered 19 vaccination is now open to all adults making 600000000 more
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people eligible for a job but several indian states have run out of vaccines and the health infrastructure has collapsed under the weight of record numbers of new coronavirus cases 385000 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hour period countries around the world are sending shipments of medicines and much needed oxygen. the scramble for oxygen as demand continues to skyrocket with hospitals law on supply desperate indians flock to oxygen plants in an attempt to save their loved ones. they bring their own cylinders to have them filled and refilled but even here it's a struggle. i've been waiting for hours. hospitals are overwhelmed and shutting their doors. even ambulances have to wait. with patients gasping for breath in the streets. to get on with the today i learned
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how bad the coronavirus pandemic is i've been looking for oxygen since morning but to no avail and we can't get a bed in the hospital there makeshift health facilities are springing up in sports complexes and banquet halls. oxygen supplies make up some of the aid that's been delivered to india from across the world the international relief effort has become a major mission. but there's also frustration. india is densely populated. yet mass meetings including for state elections in the state of west bengal have been allowed to go ahead. people have been gathering a lot there's been a lot of gathering in terms of people going out in the markets there's been some rallies going on and people have been going to different festivals. for all health
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workers across india the situation has become a nightmare. to read the following their right to play by. our government but the battle to keep this country breathing must go on my tongue if you don't have any we spoke with epidemiologists deep deep good a sania and asked her what the indian government could have done to prevent this crisis recently added in computer government to that perfect storm this crisis has actually been unfolding for the last 6 weeks i'm all for me for every we've been seeing exponential rises in many states in india and no action has been taken by government what's really puzzling is that even now when exponential rise a continuing we're seeing doubling of cases every 5 to 6 days there's no action being taken for restrictions and up down to most days i mean we've reached here in what west they call where they've been election rallies until very recently it's still
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not a lockdown elections are going ahead most states still only have weekend curfews or 9 tenths of use and none of that is sufficient to curb the spread of the pandemic and what's even worse is that the impact this in terms of debts which is devastating right now is only a reflection of cases from about 3 weeks ago we know that cases that deaths always lag infections and what's really concerning is that this is continuing to get worse and it's going to get worse over the next month unless we do something to actually contain infection at this point in time because the debts will continue to rise very suddenly for the next month that's bay 10 but what happens after that is entirely dependent on what we do now epidemiologists deepti chorus on a speaking to us a little earlier let's take a look now at some other stories making headlines around the world. afghan and services for the u.s. military and nato are calling on washington not to leave them behind as troops had
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to fight many risked their lives for years translating for the foreign troops and are now asking for safe lives in the united states rather than being left to the richard boucher of the taliban. jailed hong kong democracy activist joshua long as one of 4 people to plead guilty to charges of illegal assembly after attending a rally last year tens of thousands of people joined a candlelight vigil on the 4th of june to commemorate the $989.00 crackdown on protest in beijing's channon and square. russia's financial monitoring agency has added opposition leader alexei navalny its network of campaign offices to the list of terrorist and extremist groups the network disbanded on thursday in a separate development one of his lawyers was briefly detained by police on friday . and the russian government has banned 8 european union officials from entering the country the announcement comes after the e.u.
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sanctioned russian officials of an of alice imprisonment germany calls the sanctions from moscow and unnecessary strain on relations with the. here in germany doctors are calling for people living in disadvantaged areas to be moved up the waiting list for covert 19 vaccinations they point to statistics showing that's high numbers of intensive care patients come from low income groups as well as families with immigrant backgrounds. but the deprived neighborhood in the northern german city of breman gets its 1st mobile coronavirus test station. social worker christiane a cop says it's an important initiative for low income residents it can be difficult to reach faraway test centers some don't even know the tests of free. medical care from general practitioners in this area isn't very good there is also
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an anguished barrier between patients and doctors yet. there are 6 times more covert 19 cases here than in more affluent areas of braman it's a similar picture for poorer districts in berlin and other cities immigrants often work in jobs which off a little security and the vulnerable to the virus but all 3rd says recognize they make an important contribution. they keep a lot of sectors going in live just ticks and also in jobs that pay considerably less and where working conditions are far from optimal and they often live in crime tomans. ministers want more outreach for poorer areas doctors know that disadvantaged groups are more risk during the pandemic a disproportionate number of intensive care patients come from low income neighborhoods. there are 3 here. we say
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look at where the hot spots in your cities are and help people to get vaccinated quickly that will alleviate the burden on hospitals. christiane mcguffin account of vaccines that are testing station is a step in the right direction. football now and in the semifinals of the german cup leipzig have beaten bremen $21.00. finally open the scoring for leipsic in the 3rd minutes of extra time then. said the winner in the final minutes laps they will now face the winner of saturday's clash between dortmund and kill in the cup final on may 13th the tokyo olympics could be held without any spectators at all according to the head of the organizing committee a decision is expected in june. 2021st event seiko hashimoto says the games
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would only be a success if organizers completely protected athletes and the japanese people earlier this week organizers issued a olympic playbook that require daily testing off athletes and restrict their use of public transportation the games are set to start on july 23rd. german gymnast elizabeth sites has told you that she hopes more female athletes across the sports will follow her lead and wear full body suits at the tokyo olympics last week she was one of 3 german artistic gymnast who made history as the 1st to wear the full suit or unit hard in international competitions for non religious reasons previously she had worn the traditional leotard bearing her legs she says a clothing revolution could help and the sexualization of a school. yes i would love to see much in this wearing this is called uni tara but not just in gymnastics i want. every woman.
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fast. on for scoble welcome to the program experts describe the situation in some indian halls. little's apocalyptic the country saw another 385000 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours a new global record and almost 3 and a half 1000 deaths the explosion in infections has pushed india's health care system to the brink other nations have offered their support as have some companies . to prove to so many here like the relatives of this young woman it's a desperate time his plea is granted she's taken into hospital at a time when many of new delhi's hospitals are turning people away a lack of beds medicines and oxygen mean they simply can't help. german industrial gas company linda has flown 20 tons of liquid oxygen to india
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siemens is providing medical gear to enable widespread testing. indian american head of google parent company alphabet send up pichai and microsoft c.e.o. della pledged support on twitter google is to 933000000 dollars for medical care. supplies are coming in from all around the world australia the u.s. russia and the united arab emirates more than 40 countries have sent ventilate his oxygen tanks protective gear and rapid tests even pakistan with which india has a tense relationship has pledged 8. earlier we spoke to our correspondent in iraq in mumbai and i asked her if supplies and aid were reaching the places where they are needed most because india is a very big job roofie and info structure draws wood was low distinct ways has always been a challenge so quickly people are as all look on trees us sending it across 40
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countries are sending it across but it will take time the big cities like mumbai delhi back to hyderabad are some cities where the government has been able to make a treat but now go cases have started coming in from gulu india where there is no ruled fuel connectivity no internet no hospital and no infrastructure so how we are going to make a decent place and really move it is the big question. to do it is near i reported there the e.u. competitions watchdog has accused apple of using its app store to squeeze out its music streaming rivals the antitrust trial stem from a complaint filed by the e.u. and 29 team by swedish music streaming service spotify claimed apple's control over the lucrative abstract gives it an unfair advantage over competitors the use charge could lead to a fine of as much as 10 percent of apple's global revenue or more than $27000000000.00 . our new york financial correspondent joins me now yes what exactly is apple
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accused off here. well basically that for example when you are a customer of spotify and you have an ethical device that you have to pay for the ep and also for the content vire apple pay an epilogue also actually taking up to 30 percent of the money that those people are paying and what the you commission doesn't really like a course in looking at is that then those makers in return will take higher prices so that the end of the day it's the customer that has to pay more so $27000000000.00 as a possible find here on the line what's been the reaction by apple well at all of basically is saying that they do not really understand why spotify for instance once to a profit from having those apps on devices and on the other side do not want to pay
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for it so that's basically what apple is saying but on the other side spotify is not the only. maker that is having issues with the next week there will be a trial that starts in california from a game maker epic game saw it actually there are a couple of accusations a couple of trust trials and claims going on against m f o's the stock by the way was down in the friday session by one and a half percent and now we will wait for epilepsy to officially respond to those claims that the european union was making shortly before the weekend yes court in new york thank you. time now for a look at some of the other business stories making news pfizer has begun exporting its covert 19 vaccine from the u.s. now that administration ban has expired 1st batches were sent to mexico many
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countries where the virus is still rampant are struggling to acquire supplies particularly in south america and brazil a record of nearly 14 and a half 1000000 workers were unemployed in the 3 months through february that's an increase of 2000000 on the same quarter last year brazil has been hammered by covert 19 and on thursday the country's total death toll from the coronavirus surpassed $400000.00 each chip makers are in talks to set up a new european semiconductor plant to double the block share of global chip production by 2030 the global shift shortage has exposed the reliance on asia and the us and have her car production the e.u. is also talks with intel and taiwan's ts and c. . south africa's biggest city johannesburg is trying to navigate its way through the aftermath of one of the world's toughest coronavirus locked up in development has just opened as the inner city flounders medco over 1000 of
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a station jewel city is seen as an economic oasis in a desert of poverty and hardship and its developers believe the project direct could prove to be a model for sustainable redevelopment of the entire city. that's the south african property market is flatlining jewel city a new 110000000 euro development has opened in downtown johannesburg. it's a sparkling sign of hope in the city as the coronal virus pandemic decimates the country's economy. it's a mixed use precinct focused primarily on the provision of affordable residential accommodation we've got just over a 1000 apartments here but then we also have this wonderful pedestrian eyes to the landscape public environment and shops and all the kind of amenities that you need for people to be able to live a good healthy life designed to live work and play concept jools city offers
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affordable and secure accommodation for the city's lower to middle class residence . something almost unheard off in the inner city with its overcrowding and smaller . struggling enter printers have also flocked to the development since its opening in september 2020. we had a coffee shop not far from you could not make you run into to corporate we had to close it down so we've been here come to this location it's much better for the business when we can money again. jewel city hasn't thrall urban development specialists they regard it's redevelopment strategy s. key for its success. is to eat use existing stuck to it means that there's no cavities all. detains spaces within a city that's remarkable the other thing is it tried to prevent itself from being a fortress we have a state of paranoia with our security in our cities and it has
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a certain generosity to the comment and the public which is quite real. another vital element is safety drill city as patrolled by private security 24 hours a day. plans are now afoot to expand the development in coming years. so we've reached the edge of the city in which you could see behind this example of what they've indicated is typical this if you start in the city i do projects like you said you believe that we can turn around the open decay as those that we see all over janice bergen create really safe amazing environments just like chill city for everyone. but with illegal activities like building hijacking and armed robberies remaining pervasive in the immediate surrounding area jules it is developers may have a difficult task ahead in spite of their initial progress. south driving
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cars that enable drivers to take their hands of the wheel could be permitted on british motorways leave of the sea or the u.k.'s department of transport says it will allow hands free driving in vehicles with a lane keeping technology at least one traffic in. a british motorway in just a few months time vehicles fitted with technology controlling their position and speed could be allowed in the slow lanes as long as they don't exceed 60 kilometers per hour assisted driving systems have made such progress that the british transport department plans to allow driverless cars on the roads this year with around 85 percent of all traffic accidents due to human error some believe cameras and sensors a safer than driver's reactions. matthew avery of nonprofit organization sachem research however has doubts as to systems can move when. they can't avoid pedestrians that car avoid any day on the road so they're not safe enough and
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remember the driver won't be watching. others however are convinced of the potential benefits. it just means that perhaps i can have a conversation something more relaxed conversation with a passenger while still being ready to take control as when i meet. the british transport department says self driving cars buses and delivery vehicles could one day be commonplace in urban areas too there's still a long road ahead. and finally german cars are often associated with heft and horsepower but today it's a celebrated stepchild of the industry that has an anniversary it's been 30 years since the last top box roll of the production was produced in communist east germany almost unchanged for decades powered by a smoky 2 stroke engine the cabbie as it was known for aspires to weighed more than 10 years for delivery because of the plant economy that was so in efficient
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production end of soon after generation unification of the car is still sought after by collectors. and that's a show thanks for watching have a great weekend. are you ready for some great news i'm christine when glass on the eyes on the edge of my country with a brand new detail the news africa they show then tackles the issues of change with the constant call with more time to off on an in-depth look up to all the friends about what's up to you what's making the good times and what's behind the way on the streets to give you in the reporters on the inside to do w.
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now. this is day 8 of the news africa on the program today a historic milestone for africa's if it's to get back it's rooted on some of the burning bronze is stolen from nigeria in that colonial era will be returned to the country up to germany say if would get them back. and what happened to this matter the mozambican journalist has been missing for more than a guess we have his story as press freedom watch is one of the country is one of the un safest places for just. the last detail off an a.t.m.
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to preach at. and companion. it's good to have your company it is being called a game changer and the start of the new era germany has promised to begin returning . as the banning bronzes to nigeria next year making it the 1st country to do so germany has a collection of just over $1000.00 there on display in museums and interest in the . process from the ancient beneath which is today known as state in southern nigeria the bronze by british soldiers in 1907 and sold to
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museums in north america and europe the largest collection is held by the british museum. nigeria has been trying to get back the bronzes for decades without success but momentum has been building over the last fiji is with calls growing even louder philosophy fixie is cheering the colonial era to be returned to their places of origin germany's culture minister explained why bilin had decided to act now she said quote we are confronting historic and moral responsibility we want to contribute to a common understanding and reconciliation with the descendants of the people who were robbed of their cultural treasures during the time of colonialism close quote and i'm pleased to welcome the senegalese professor. on to the program to talk about this he is currently the director of the institute of african studies at columbia university in new york welcome professor jan to have you on the program so
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this development is being called a game changer give us your reaction to the news that germany will start retaining banning brands us tonight here in next year where if you great news indeed be grabs you you say did you write this is a game changer. their decision by the french president to receive certain objects was a groundbreaking decision but d.c. is a huge huge great changer because they've been in brands is this huge . venue yet professor in your work here in you've talked about that how the planning bronzes all particularly important tell us what makes them so special. well they were good to eat 897 you know way you know discovered them more and more britney and the 1000000000 bronzes really changed the perception
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that europeans had of africa in fact they were just fascinated by the sophistication of the work they were. really stunned astonished at 1st by what it meant in terms of mastery of metalwork and in particular a definitive sophisticated technique known as lost wax. cast the meaning that you beyond if you're in wax and then you poor. into it and when it. gets. cold you takes the form of whatever it is that you look carved out of the wax and so that's the end of a important aspect in the 1st place that is on the european side it meant for the perception of african fact and then that is the fact that the way in which they
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where acquired a quiet is really a euphemism they were booted they where to be taken by violence from. the palace of the of the king of company the from them they need. $1000.00 century that's right professor so what do you make off of the arguments against a real situation right the most prominent being the fear that the op is safer and better cared for him and european and north african museums american that museums than it would be in africa where let's take these bronze as precisely. yes state these days these brands as they were taken from a place we have the where if they were taken from the palace of the king so the fairest and most prominent thing to be conceded is the fact that yeah talking about writing wrong if that principle is established then everything else becomes
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technical it is known of that as a different opt in they develop their own infrastructure for cotton for museums etc yes countries and now asking for their seducing of the objects meaning that they have. developed capacity to keep to and they have developed. also not for that professor just hold that thought for a 2nd because i do want to come back to something you just say get told about righting a wrong so there is of course the moral and ethical argument right as you say what's what the study should be returned to its rightful owner but but beyond that what kind of connection do africans have to these objects. well let's take the bronze is one of the packs that the rounds packs that you had in the palace of the king. of the king of britney and the time what do they do what would their function they were telling the narrative of the kingdom of. these.
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testimonies of what she's known as act court and this is probably why dad naturalistic act usually african act is known to be that is symbolic very abstract and not really reproducing reality as you tease back the kind of symbolisation of reality in this particular case you have it made a naturalistic act because they tend to then that active of the kingdom itself we know that many of the heads. heads of kings many so the narrative being told if you take that as you if you did if you planned it it means you act a king the memory of a particular kingdom so this is why it is not just the moral aspect he's really a weight off reconnecting memory that has been fragmented he's remembering
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of the african mentality and that is professor. down here thank you professor it's been great having you with us on this topic thank you for having me we sent all seem to get some reaction from people in nigeria where the news has been welcomed but as you're about to hear there are some doubts to. so who is surely good there it's self up to the country that needs i think the problem is every one of us not only the governments do trust us or. if we just jump on our it's only that we should be so asses we should keep its feet i believe that you are literally back to the belief that the states. i do that should be a museum they're owned by the federal governments of the people is the assets so there we go with very well with looser illegals are with the congo and there are
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looted and hasn't we're back to square one. i mean nigeria the we we are we may not be people because we don't happen shit all those things but i do same time is our own then it should be returned back to this country. every every state should do i mean one of 2 things to keep those scenes be very important to us they are more or less like our vanish and to which you keeping our own job needs to return. back to nigeria but do you we have in the n.g.'s security our we cut out the governments will be able to protect these assets works when they are finally resolved but its assets in nigeria will have its back that's what that's my own opinion 1st they naturally want to see if it is because his belongs to ninja issue tony but as i messed things i mean indifference about in
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the bus even when the brain gets what you're going to give it to because we can be sure the present governments are going to lease on your back so then you'll sell you back again so tell me does it point sign me when i need it so i need or they don't need telling his wife to look at the benefits of it if he's going to give me something that he will keep in our museums that children can have access to. bartz i know they. want to say. i mean does it concern you they're really really into do i think that is kind from something has pretty conscience. you understand so many things have been taken from us as well country ignorant people. but it's left for the civilized to look back and say is it what it.
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is has no meaning today is a cultural thing so it sounds to me to return. i like. it we. are those in power when this returns to walk out and take care of feet. because it's like a blessing. but to say whether i believe it i don't know. it's not just the painting bronson's from nigeria at all wanted by the rightful owners there is also a claim from cameroon from way a special artifact known as the tongue was stolen from a local king more than a century later it is still in germany but as our reporter found not everyone in cameroon is off the view that it should be brought back to the country.
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has been. a sculpture still in from his gun fodder. for. for is to be has made this copy of the tango and put it on show in cameroon the original at the 5 looted by the germans during the colonial times is on display at a museum in munich. we have kong to meet the prince for an interview but his spokesman told us he's not available at the moment but we are told that the prince wants the time to be reported to cameroon immediately on them and however not everyone agrees that thank you should be immediately returned the princess $1000000.00 bill is an artist and fond of an art center. or even do her great grandfather was executed in 1014th or is it in german rule that marilyn thinks cameron is not ready to receive the 85. that is to tissue the repatriation
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should be a process in the put. it cannot be immediate. cannot be rushed. it has to be a process of law we cannot receive an object tomorrow that was taken away more than 100 years ago it was taken away under very complicated circumstances he. also claimed to be the rightful owners of the time at least one more descendant of a dollar king has merely clean on the $85.00 or merely in this is a source of concern she was a ton good to be returned a few years the conditions accordingly not right. if an artifact is returned or who should it be given to his object this was not an object that was taken away from a family this is not an object that was taken away from an individual it was looted from a community so who is going to negotiate who is going to take charge of it. for
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local artists like the who has been on the scene for 20 years. more than just sculpture he thinks is a spiritual symbol del bosque look at crissy beauty if it is broad but. bringing back the tongue in the last year all will be a means to inspired the young generation of the mall. and to create a base for inspiration and creativity trejo and to develop local culture if. most people here wonder tended to be treated however there is no agreement on when how and to who the fuck should be 100 bucks. bad or very bad that is the verdict off a new report by the watchdog reporters without borders when it comes to press
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freedom in nearly hoff sub-saharan africa and it says the ability of journalists to do their job is being made worse by the covert 1900 pandemic so who all the list of feigned is eritrea is bottom of the cross coming 180 out of 180 g. bush he is not far behind nigeria and zimbabwe doing better all gonna and south africa they come ahead off the u.k. base ranked in africa is. now one country that has and has specially poor record when it comes to press freedom is mozambique joined in this they are all subjected to intimidation. abductions and extrajudicial killings now we have the story of one journalist who has been missing now for more than a year. hasn't heard from his brother for over a year. who is a radio journalist who was kidnapped they are known as doctors on his way home from
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work he sent a colleague a message just before hand saying he was surrounded by soldiers. stories to. the. sea the people of france. who we as his family are very sad it's we have no idea what might happen his brother has 2 children and there's also his wife right now the kids go through a bad time we as his family demand information why was he kidnapped where is he before we begin to police it was that. somebody. who has been to the authorities repeatedly but got no on says his brother works for a local radio station in palma near the a from deep inside where the government and international energy companies are planning to produce liquefied natural gas islamist extremists are also active in
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the region carrying out attacks on villages journalists have great difficulties in getting access to the area but the local radio station has carried reports on the situation including a full scale assault on several weeks ago we try to schedule interviews with the local government security forces as well as the ministry of defense but nobody was available to talk to us on camera here in the north it is fair to say that there is a climate of fear for local journalists but that is not only the case in crisis areas journalists in mozambique face death threats kidnapping and physical assault colleagues from the w.'s portuguese for africa service among the victims the offices of a critical newspaper kannada mozambique burns down last year in a suspected arson attack the publisher only just escaped being kidnapped. i was. depressed but i did but as i believe that all this is a part of
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a wider plan to correct down on media freedom this is part of a series of measures aimed at putting pressure on the paper now he's also. the editor says he and his colleagues are willing to risk their lives by remaining critical. get washed out it would need to do. we are inspired by the history of our country that has a beautiful history of a freedom struggle we believe the press plays a vital role enough holding freedom and promoting democracy without a free press we would have serious problems people can only make sensible choices when they are properly informed. of the vision. a lot of decisions. who can only keep hoping that he will eventually hear from his brother his youngest son was born after he was kidnapped and does not know his father so that's the situation in mozambique and now for the big picture as we've heard
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the nation's report on press freedom in africa shows the continent is still the most dangerous place for journalists and 19 pandemic has made journalists in africa even more fun ripple to talk more on this we've invited on to the program he heads up the africa desk for reporters without borders welcome to news africa on to tell us why the pandemic has made the work of journalists in africa even harder. well we. had a tremendous effect on journalism in africa is no exception when it started last year we have recorded 3 times as many aggressions a number interest of journalists as during the same period 20 and 19 so we have also witnessed many attempts to totally control the flow of information the balance of the meek. criminalization of information connected to. through absence of transparency regarding the reality of depend on the meek and sometimes
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even through polls show or and complete denial of the reality and the severity of this virus and generally speaking it's been and still very. challenging for journalists to reports about it because. granted access to information and because sometimes a source is or at fear of talking about the right of it and then write in on it as a report points out that the surgeon if he says that that africans and this have facing the pandemic is really just to remind that genghis often regarded as as enemies on the continent. as of course and when you look at the map you've got 23 out of 48 countries in sub-saharan africa that are still colored in a red or in black that means that the president situation in nice country is nearly hollow of that comes in and is either difficult or very bad in and for instance
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africa remains and you said it's the most violent area for journalists in the world exactions take place at the very. one particular phenomenon that we have witnessed during this pandemic is that colvin the during the cold in 1000 venom in authority that develops a tendency to come through or is it deal fishel information with the valid information the only trustworthy source of information this is a very dangerous because we need independently produced information by a journalist was not always or right then filling in the public was a curate information and audio even in this difficult environment we've seen examples of that so can your share some of those examples with us some independent important plant that janice have to end during the pandemic yes we had in the commercials for example a journalist who was threatened by the government because she had revealed why do
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you do not have any case of colvin 1000 yet when most of the countries were affected our investigation revealed that the dissembles were collected and not been sent for analysis in zimbabwe and so we had this investigative journalist no no we ended up in jail a few weeks after he contributed to reveal massive embezzlement of the ministry of house regarding the. stuff for and fighting come in 1000 all right that is on a fresh air from report says without borders stanky ana thank you. south africa caught and not at this year's oscars their country played a role in the production that won the award for best documentary a film caught my octopus teacher focuses on an unusual connection between an octopus and a human in the waters near cape town a story and it's largely positive global reception have brought great pride to the filmmakers and the local population. we are told to.
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my archivist teacher. the academy joined a worldwide audiences in affirming my octopus teacher as a nature documentary with a difference. remember that. it's a captivating tale of friendship south african filmmaker and naturalistic craig foster was intrigued by a young octopus he found in an underwater forest near cape town foster began to document their daily interactions and the mollusk wowed him and his fellow directors this curiosity turned a personal video project into a full length documentary. i think it's
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a lot so worrisome we incrementally so builds it to be something that could appeal to a group who are not only interested in this sort natural history in this environment but the source everything great is going to as a human being a source the relatable things he's dealing with guilt disappointments he's conflicted about things he's trying to sort of overcome security. and the patients and dissimulation all the source human qualities that. oh big question serious stories just the context is very familiar. and the effort is welcome on ground in cape town. i think it can have a profound effect not just on their families when the tourist images take to finding something and maybe what he did with holding office building. you know how you how to build a. it's
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a lesson in how humans and nature can co-exist in mutual appreciation. isn't that incredible well that is it for now be sure to check out our other stories on the dot com forward slash africa we're also on facebook and on twitter we're always keen to know what you think about the stories that we cover here on news africa well not out they'll soon be heading home today we'll need you with more pictures off nigeria's spinning france's will see an extract.
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