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> thihis is al jazeera.. >> hello, everyone. welcome to this news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. african liberation who became one of the continent's most polarizing leaders. zimbabwe's former preresident ds at thehe age of 95. of search for hundreds people missing in the bahama after hurricane dorian ripped through the northern lin island. another blow for boris johnson. voters have blocked a no
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deal brings it. the indian prime minister consoles his country's top scientists after they lose contact with ambition mission to the moon. >> i'm leah harding in doha with sports. fans pay tribute to the pioneering former south african rugby player chester williams after he dies at the age of 49. >> for many, he will always be the hero will lead zimbabwe to freedom from white minority rule. others regard him as a corrupt dictator who led the country to economic disaster. robert mcdonald lays death at the age of 95 is seen across the world. also harsh criticism, as people remember one of africa' most divisive leaderss. he was a guerrilla fighter who won independence for zimbabwe.
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his critics say he became an auto credit when least death squads, rigged elections, and shattered the economy. he was overthrown two years ago. he was the only leader many zimbabweans have ever known. we look back at his life. >> the liberator who turned into a tyrant, the man who destroyed the promising country through his determination to cling on to power. adored by some, but despised by many zimbabweans. of the might be admired across africa who fought colonialism and stood up to the west. 1965, settlers declaring the independence from britain. an event that defined his life and still holds his country. the black majority resistance group in the city and out of the countryside were a vicious bush war ragaged for years.
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montgomery, a teacher turned activist, returned as an articulate leader of the independent struggle. in ourtarted a war country. we haven't got our country. >> they did get their country at lancaster house in london in 1979. when zimbabwe celebrated independence, the overwhelming winner of elections, he was in power. soon showing fighters what he would do to keep it.. in the early 80's the opposition crushed,. thousands killed in massssacres. atrocities that were barely noticed abroad. women. killed reporter: there was also much to admire. racial reconciliation, education, and health for millions of zimbabweans.
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later, the economy declined and the invasion in the year 2000 were a turning point. this time, the world did notice. >> people said this was going to happen, it was going to turn into a bloodbath. >> maybe we're going to have to get out of here. reporter: it was a destructive process, but he says he was correcting it and in many ways, still fighting the old colonial power. >> we give it to whom we please. it is not of britain to tell us who to give land and do not. party, it is not relevant to britain. reporter: by now, opposition with growing, despite torture, murder, and manipulation. many seemed ready to throw him out. they have a new hero. , who says the earlier achievements were always the overshadowed -- will always be
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overshadowed by years of oppression. >> do we portray you as the great liberator or as someone who has betrayed the liberation that he fought for? i think the latter will prevail. reporter: they ended up in government together. mungabe make sure he got the real power. later, his opponent returned where he would eventually died. >> he is constantly showing how hypocritical the west is. africa loves that. it's for one reason i think he will be judged ultimately as a more important figure in africa than a desperate. he is a desperate, dictator, tyrant, anywhere you want to throw, but he's more than that. he's the wrong messenger with the right message. reporter: by now, 41 years his junior has emerged -- emerged a political player. >> well into his 90's, he seemed determined to go on and on.
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[no audio] reporter: although the joy mirror that of zimbabwe's revolution 37 years earlier. he retreated to his mansion, bitter to the loss. don't deserve it. zimbabwe doesn't deserve it. reporter: the real tragedy, he
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could never bury the idea of his country enjoying a second freedom. >> zimbabwe's current president, who took over after the overthrowing, pager be to the leader. -- paid respects to the leader. ofon the collective right africa and africans in general, and in particular, the rights of the people of zimbabwe for whom we give this all to help. >> the leader of the official opposition in zimbabwe says he has left zimbabwe divided. >> we acknowledge the contributions he made to the
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liberation of our country and contribution to the early days when he contributed through education and health, but we also acknowledge that there were also negatives, in terms of the changes people had to go through on account of his commissions in government. he was a human being. he has now departed us. he could not have been more perfect. >> he will be given a state funeral, all of no arrangements have been announced. he's been granted the highest posthumous honor. this is an update from harare. >> when president monroe what heressed the nation, he said is a national hero who will remain when land was seized from whites and given to blacks. he says plans will be finalized once the body is back in the country. no date has been set for the
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burial. he ruled the country for 37 years. some people say they love him. he was the liberator. others don't have any kind words about him. they blame him for the economy. when you speak to some, they tell you the relationship was complicated. one man said in the 80's and 90's, he grew up in a poor rural village. he made suchthen an effort to get as many black children educated as possible, he managed to get a university degree and got a fairly good job. economic crisis and political crisis, he lost his job. it has been a struggle. hoping to score. many zimbabweans are going through. a lot of people will say the relationship with him and his legacy is complicated. what happens next? people wait for the funeral date
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to be announced. he will be given a state funeral. his body will lie is they for a couple of days. he will probably tour some parts of the country. after that, he will be buried at the national heroes agut in harare. is where many people fought during the liberation and were buried. he will be given a respectful sendoff. after that, people will contemplate the way forward for zimbabwe without him. >> he clearly remains a hugely polarizing figure. terrible record on human rights and the economy. three years after zimbabwe's 1980 independence, his forces of his former revolutionary ally in the western region. groups estimate 20,000 people were killed in four years.
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in 2000 and 2001, his supporters to violent control of zimbabwe's 4.5 thousand white owned farms, with many handed over to party loyalists, a move that drew worldwide condemnation. that sparked a rapid decline in the economy, with hyperinflation peaking at a scarcely believable 79 point 6,000,000,000% a month in november 2008. despite his popularity waning, he was did in 2008 and 2013. amid widespread accusations of election irregularities. the zimbabwe and political analyst joins me live from massachusetts in the u.s., where she is an assistant professor of african readies. -- african studies. thank you for being with us. can i ask you what your initial thoughts and feelings were when you heard of the death? like most people, i had been
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expect it would happen anytime soon. he was 95 years old. i was also quite waiting to see what the reaction would be fro. your listeners may recall two years ago, in november of 2017, coup by his deputy, now president. that he seems to be taking over and leaving the funeral and assuring the country he will have a state-sponsored funeral. in the last few weeks, that is something that he was not interested in. beyond that, zimbabweans are saying his legacy is very complicated. on one hand, we have young people that are very frightened that he has died, but i think that is more a reflection of the president.
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in the last year and a half, zimbabwe has not been able to restore the economic conditions. there was always a feeling that when he died, everything would get better, the economy, the political system, and that has not happened. that's where we hear some of that feeling of her morse. on the other hand, the people that say his history, particularly the violence in 2008, that his legacy is one of violence and brutality, and that's what he should be rumored for. >> what was it like for you growing up in his zimbabwe? i was just tweeting about this. personally, it is quite a journey to try and unravel those feelings. i didn't grow up in a home that supported the rupiah. it's not as if my parents taught me not to love him.
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i grew up in a country that was quite stable. i went to good schools, we had food. as a child, i believe he was a good leader, committed. when i entered high school in early 2000, the country unraveled quickly. it was really hard for me. and for many children at that time. we couldn't reconcile a leader that was witty and funny with this war that we were coming to terms with. people were losing homes, teachers were quitting jobs and going abroad. i and many others made the decision to study abroad, not because we didn't value the education of zimbabwe, but because it had become scary. for many of our families, the sense was of urgency that you had to leave and leave right now. for the last two decades, our lives have been focused on the end of robert mugabe. when he leaves, they can all go back home, things will get better lives will improve,.
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we have seen that him leaving office did not really change things in zimbabwe. the military has become more brutal, the government is not improving the economy. it is complicated when you think about that. i'm quite cognizant of the fact that he played an important role in the liberation struggle. foras jailed in 1964 speaking out. that's when he became quite militant and very outspoken against the regime. the mancile that with who had just a few years later, in 1983, orchestrated the death of 20,000 people. it is difficult. >> fascinating to talk to you, i wish i had longer. thank you for joining us. coming up, angry protesters in hong kong say they won't back
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down after police fire tear gas and rubber bullets in yet another night of clashes. -- why there will be a single candidate representing the russia party. in sports, serena williams faces a player half her age. 2 palestinians have been killed and several others injured. beeny 270 protesters have killed since palestinians began rallying in march last year. thousands more have been injured by troops deployed near the battle zone. demonstrators are demanding an end to the blockade, which shattered the economy and deprived its 2 million inhabitants of a very basic
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amenities. protests have taken place in northern syria against the continuing russian airstrikes and what they see as international community silence. over 500 people have been killed in idlib province. russian backed syrian forces are trying to capture the country's last rebel held stronghold. air raids and fighting have displaced people. tens of thousands of algerians have talked about the call elections before the end of the year. they have been without an elected president since the resignation in april following months of protests. many want a transition period. others want elections with conditions. it's the 29th straight week of protests in the capitol. police officers in hong kong fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy demonstrators who have been surrounding a police station.
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the protesters forced the closure of a nearby train station. they are demanding the release of security camera footage of a violent confrontation between whene and demonstrators officers are accused of using excessive force. we have the latest from hong kong. reporter: here we are again as protesters have taken over a major highway. it's only a couple of hundred meters away from a police station they had surrounded earlier. they set fire to it. taunt the police with lasers. there were throwing bricks at the police station. they say the issue is no longer the extradition bill, that was how the protest started. they say the h hong kong government has not handled these issues well and how the police have behaved towards the protesters. the testers accused police of excessive force bird they want
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an investigation into several incidents that have taken place over the past few weeks. the police are remaining rather calm. they fired in backgrounds a couple of times to warn protesters. they also fired pepper spray. they are about to fire tear gas if the protesters don't leave. instead of dispersing, the protesters are inciting them. more people are joining this protest. it's near the contentious area. >> china has warned that and could be coming for hong kong's antigovernment protesters. beijing said it will never allow the chaos to continue indefinitely, prompting concerns chinese soldiers can be deployed on the streets of hong kong. we look at that prospect and the role of the international community. protesters have marched and gathered in different parts of the city over the past three months, one of their cries has
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been stand with hong kong. call to their own people and the international community to support their action against the increasing control of china, that runs hong kong under a one country two systems policy. that has solidarity with taiwan, which china views as a rogue province that it will eventually retake. >> the system has fully collapsed already. we urge people in power to safeguard hong kong. reporter: this man used to sell books in hong kong that were critical of the chinese government. in 2015, he was attained in china for eight months. this year, he decided to leave to avoid the possibility of being sent back to the mainland. and hong kong's withdrawn extradition bill, which was the catalyst of the protests. >> the power of the hong kong government comes from beijing. it's become a dictatorship. people have no voting rights.
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the government ignores their opinions and demands. >> there have been protests pro-and anti-china in many cities around the world. the government says the movement is backed by foreign powers who want to destabilize china. the main suspect is the u.s., which is involved is owned dispute with china. >> the trump administration has linked the hong kong crisis to the trade negotiations. there's also pressure not to be seen to be weak contending with hong kong issues. reporter: beijing warned it may get tough soon, prompting concerns it will deploy soldiers in hong kong. since the start of the protest, many world leaders have expressed concerns about the situation and urged china to respect the rights of the people. those words were given encouragement to the protesters. the world leaders know that given china's economic power, there's only so much pressure they can apply.
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for now, china seems to be willing to be patient in the hope that the momentum of the protests will fade, along with the international attention. on the streets, those fighting for the city's future are determined to achieve it. parliament'sh upper house approved a bill that blocks the u.k. from crashing out of the eu without a deal. the bill will now become a law on monday. it is yet another setback for prime minister boris johnson, who struck support for his bid to call an early election. and a heywood reports -- anna heywood reports. reporter: he's been struggling to control parliament and hundreds of kilometers from westminster, boris johnson was not having an easy time of it. britain's prime minister was in scotland to announce extra funding for farmers. he hasn't gotten the election he wants yet, but with foot opportunities like this, the campaign feels like it's underway. johnson insists he has no
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intention of resigning if he doesn't get written out of the eu soon. >> that is not a hypothesis i am willing to contemplate. i want to get this thing done. i think the people in this country will do it. there's a possibility to be more positive about this. reporter: earlier at a fish market he promised again, that britain would leave the european union by the 31st of october. >> we are all going to go. reporter: opposition parties are continuing to pile on the pressure, saying they will vote against his plans to hold an october 15 general election, days before what could be britain's last eu summit. >> boris johnson is hoping he will be able to secure the support of mps in the commons to push through a general election in mid-october. october 15 is what he is proposing. the opposition is not going to budge. they don't trust him. they want to make sure this brexit x tension is in place before they agree to anything.
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>> it has been quite a week for prime minister johnson. on thursday, his own brother resigned as an mp minister, ain't he was torn between family loyalty and the natural -- national interests. the majority has been obliterated. 21 mps trying to stop a no deal brexit. and a bill to stop the country crashing out of the eu is going through parliament. thegovernment knows with high court in london ruling that the decision to suspend parliament for five weeks is legal. a week in politics is a long time, it has never felt more appropriate. boris johnson is a man under pressure to deliver the promises he has made and keeps making, but may not be able to keep. a general election seems likely. the elector is wary of brexit. anna heywood, al jazeera. >> moscow's voters head to the polls in the city election on sunday. the ballot papers won't show a single candidate openly running
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for president vladimir putin's united russia party. they will be standing as independent candidates for the regional parliament. decline inthe popularity of the united russia and large test against the ban on opposition politicians running. reporter: only the presence of a beer gives away this is an election rally. the animal has often been used to symbolize the ruling party and hired here for the same support. veteran whoussia has been a member of the moscow duma, the regional parliament, since it was founded in 1993, is not running for her party. on the ballot, she's an independent candidate. >> i'm running. .'m a member of this party the people want to have support.
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>> is there a problem with your party? >> no, we haven't any problem. i'm proud i am a member of the united russia. that's all thank you very much. reporter: the ratings for a party that was founded soon after vladimir putin became president in 1999 dropped 11% to 28% last year after the retirement age was increased, a move that led to nationwide protests. during last year's regional elections, united russia lost 4 governor positions. the party prosperity name has become a liability, many would say. party can bele seen. the candidates say they are here to serve all people in moscow. shows how united russia has fallen. the usually low-key moscow elections have attracted worldwide attention after modern
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30 opposition candidates. tried tot official administer the mistakes. the decision led to weeks of road test. candidates and protesters were detained. one opposition candidate went on a hunger strike. that in moscow, opposition is strong enough to cause problems to those in power. problems they did not have before. candidates were not allowed it. it has led to major political events. reporter: the chairman of the said thisa qualification is legitimate and calls the election protest fair. >> the moscow elections are totally legal. the process has followed the rule of law. candidates can be registered according to the documents we thought and rulings that have taken place. reporter: although the moscow duma is not seen as an influential body, the elections are considered a test for national elections two years from now.
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without a strong party in parliament, that could be more difficult for president putin to stay in power beyond his last 2024.which ends in >> you're watching al jazeera live from london. still ahead, while the amazon continues to burn, the south american president travels to meet tribal leaders, with one notable exception. flows in the u.s. for job growth. the challenges facing donald trump as he goes for a second term. plus. >> i'm lee wellings in the east of england, where and it ordinary 44-year-old is breaking records and storing gold.
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>> quiet weather pushing into western parts of europe. clouds filing across the british isles. that will sink southwards through the weekend. around italy, and d the balkans, this area of clouds pushes down. we see showers. rain and showers possible. quiet weather for a good part of the week. quiet weather across the western parts. northerly blast fofor london. 18 degrees celsius. skies pushinger in across a good part of western europe. longer spells of rain making their way across the adriatic. still one to showers. south of the. more sunshine across a good part of north africa. what weather in our forecast
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over the next day or so. northern parts of morocco could see rain. a little bit of clouds making their way across algeria. clouds and rain sitting in. algeria at 27. ♪ >> the top stories on al jazeera . former zimbabwe and president robert montgomery has died at the age of 95. has called him a national hero and champion of african rights. of others criticized his human rights record and accused him of destroying the economy. police officers in hong kong fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy
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demonstrators surrounding a police station. hundreds are still missing in the bahamas as officials warn the death toll from hurricane dorian can be staggering. at least 30 people are known to have died. rescue workers are discovering bodies in ruins and floodwaters left behind by the storms. the international office of migration is providing 1000 to replace the roofs stripped from homes on the island of abaco. dorian was the most powerful hurricane to ever hit the bomb is flattening entire -- a bomb is, flattening entire neighborhoods and knocking out infrastructure. men were rafa joins us from freeport in the bahamas. tell us more about where you are in what you have seen. reporter: we are in freeport grand bahama. we just arrived today. i want to give you a sense of
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where we are. this is one of the worst hit areas by hurricane dorian. this is what is left. not only from those strong winds, wind gusts upwards of 350 kilometers an hour. it was the storm surge, as well. this area was under at least water.eters of behind me is everything from home appliances, refrigerators, washing machines. telephone poles, trees are snapped in half. people's entire lives and livelihood in the debris. it is widescale devastation. when we were flying in, we really got a sense of that devastation. there were entire neighborhoods that appeared as though a bomb had gone off. as though a nuclear bomb had gone off, it was flattened. crisis concern as the unfolds are the shortages of food, medicine, water.
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we do know that the u.s. coast guard is working closely with the bohemian government to deliver supplies to the places that need it the most. there's another concern, the evacuation. islands of the northeastern bahamas, it would include freeport, people are definitely trying to get out. runways have finally been cleared. 4 earlier, we saw hundreds gathered at the airport. there simply aren't enough airplanes to evacuate everybody. the number one priority right now for the bohemian government is search and rescue operations. in places like grand bahama and abaco, there are people who are unaccounted for. there are still search and rescue operations taking place and bodies being pulled out of waters that have not finished receiving. >> how difficult are the rescue and recovery operations? do the authorities have the equipment, the people they need to carry out these operations?
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reporter: when we were leaving the island of abaco, we saw search and rescue operations from the u.s. finally being able to arrive. it was 36 hours and that it took for the storm to make it across grand bahama. it's a historic storm for the bahamas, strongest hurricane to hit the nation. it is a major challenge, not only for the bohemian government, but other countries lending a hand. airports and airstrips are finally being cleared off. workers andg rescue opportunity to get into these places that are harder hit. there are other communities that have not received 80, that still have people trapped that are trying to get out. it is getting better, but the challenges continue. >> those being evacuated, where are they taking them? reporter: it's amazing. we heard estimates that the destruction is upwards of 13,000
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homes destroyed. thousands of people have nowhere to stay, no her to sleep. some folks we have spoken to say they don't plan to return to the bahamas. for the moment, that's another big question. where will they be staying? a lot of people being evacuated are being transferred, given that there are a limited number of health facilities in hospitals and clinics that remain standing. that's a major concern, given there's only one health clinic in the community of marsh harbour, one of the worst hit places. it really was chaotic when we visited there yesterday. it is a concern for us. we don't know where the people are going to be taken. is all of these evacuations, these airlifts are taking people to the island where they can be taken to temporary shelters. at the very least, take into
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weather is still electricity. where we are in freeport, where we fo were on abaco, there's no running water. a major concern is the shortages of medicine, food, and water. >> absolutely terrible. hurricane dorian has flooded homes and damaged businesses on north carolina's coast, with hundreds feared trapped by high water. medical workers have been sent to the islands following reports of people having to retreat after defying mandatory evacuation orders. the rest of the southeastern u.s. has been spared from dorian. all of the evacuation orders in south carolina have been lift ed. waters have receded as the storm continues up the coast. doreen has been downgraded to a category one, but is packing winds of 150 kilometers an hour. the indian space agency lost communication with its lunar
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mission just before it was about to land on the moon. india planned to land the probe near the lunar south pole. the data is said being analyzed. india hopes to become the fourth nation to land on the moon after russia, the u.s., and china. >> when i saw that the communication went off, i was watching all of your faces. but this wasn't a small achievement you have all done, our country is proud of you. >> the director at the university center for astronomy and astrophysics joins me. thanks for being with us. do we have any idea what happened? it seems to be it came very close and they lost contact. >> your guess is as good as
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mine. .e were looking at the speed the lander can take a speed of about seven meters per second as it lands. kilometersfrom many surface, onehe uses thrusters on the lander. that slows it down. when we lost contact about two kilometers from the surface, it was still going on about 50 meters a second. that's 10 times the landing speed. it could be that one of the thrusters was not very strong.
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well advertised landing three years ago. exactly at the last moment, it did not work. we are hoping it is not as disastrous as we think. two hoursat for about after landing, it would pick up a lot of dust and we would not see what's going on. the rumors were down after the landing. it will inevitably be picked up. it could be that the communication is handled by that. we have just lost communication because of the equipment being broken and the high speeds. instruments working, which is also a major achievement.
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if we can regain communication, even if the lender is broken, the three instruments still work and bring back data. art thathe optimistic we are trying to see what can happen. there's been an announcement that we should wait for a few hours to see what they can do and what they are trying to gain in communication. >> certainly a waiting game. many are waiting to see what happens. we appreciate you joining us. thank you. >> leaders of several latin american countries have been meeting tribal leaders in columbia to figure out ways to stop the record number of fires in the amazon rain forest. colombia's president, peru's president, and bolivia's president were among the leaders to greet the tribal member. the brazilian president missed
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the meeting, citing health reasons. our latin american editor has more from the brazilian state. reporter: state representatives of the 6 south american countries that share thei rain fore as a site a path for amazonia. it commits them to take concrete action to prevent the uncontrollable destruction of the amazon. conspicuously absent was the president of brazil, a country that has the largest share of the amazon. he will be undergoing surgery on sunday. it will be his fourth since he was stabbed in the stomach one year ago while he was on the campaign trail. many see his absence at the meeting as a sign of lack of commitment towards the amazon. he has been long arguing brazil has the right to open it up to cattle ranch ing and agriculture. i'm in one of the largest
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municipalities of the amazon of brazil, which is larger than the size of all of england. der to been burned in or allow agricultural and ranching to take over. >> tens of thousands of nigerians in south africa are being offered free flight home following a violent anti-immigrant bias in johannesburg this week. nigeria will seek compensation from south africa for attacks on its citizens. south africa close missions on thursday after a wave of retaliatory violence. the attacks are putting a strain on relations between africa's two largest economies. we have more from nigeria's capital. >> reaction from certain african countries has been swift regarding the events in south africa. attacked businesses, south african owned businesses. in nigeria, police have arrested targeting writing and
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south african businesses in that city. similarly, there have been a street protests at a time when the nigerian government is walking behind the scenes with south african authorities trying to resolve the crisis. a high-powered delegation to meet the president of south africa. they will try and resolve this crisis. one official of the nigerian government said they will seek compensation for the victims affected by the attacks in south africa. africas between south and nigeria is expected at more than $60 billion. both countries have a lot to lose. inthere is any breakdown business activities between them. echo has stepped in to warn it could affect the regional integration, especially now that
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african countries are trying to come together and the africa free trade agreement is expected to take off in the next year or so. lm on thetion is ca streets, especially in west africa, where there have been angry reactions from citizens because of the situation in south africa. >> has been readmitted to the african union. it was resuspended after a deadly attack on protesters in the capital. thursday, sue don's newly appointed leader named his cabinet members. part of a transitional power-sharing agreement between the military and demonstrators. it is the first cabinet since the longtime president was outed in april. 's main opposition leader has gone on trial in a military court. he is accused of rebelling against the government and can face life in prison if found guilty. he was the runner-up in last
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year's presidential election, which he claimed victory. the trial has been condemned by the u.s., france, and european union. the u.s. economy added 130,000 jobs last month, fewer than expected. experts say the u.s. president's trade war with china may be to blame. some companies are choosing to delay decision on hirings until a clearer picture emerges. we have more from washington, d.c. reporter: it's a growing company, one of the fastest in its state and the country. with most of the production center in china, everything is taking a hit because of donald trump haas trade war. that put a hold investors and hiring. >> we are confident we will stay in business. we will do ok. it will definitely affect how we do business, how profitable we ,re, how fast we can grow giving the customers what they want at a price they want. >> another round of tariffs on
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$300 billion with the goods. that adds to the tariffs brought in last year. the president believes they deal with china is close, but he said that before. >> they had the worst year in over 50. they had a year that was a disaster. millions of jobs have been lost. their supply chain has been destroyed, or soon to be destroyed. i don't think they can continue onward like that. supportslifornia maker the president. he has been losing out to cheaper chinese boards. >> i'm a proponent for as high as possible. it becomes competitive for me. reporter: the new jobs figure doesn't measure the impact of the trade war, but comes as an official report reveals the u.s. created half a million fewer jobs in the past 18 months than previously reported. donald trump these short-term pay for long-term gain, believing he will kickstart american manufacturing. unlikely.
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>> you would love to be able to manufacture a mastic week, but it's not possible for us to make our shoes domestically in the same way that it is not possible to find a domestic version of the devices in you and i are using. computers and cell phones. the infrastructure does not exist to allow us. reporter: donald trump says trade wars are quick and easy to win. he has to make that true if he wants to take a strong economy into the 2020 presidential election. alan fisher, al jazeera. >> still ahead, slip sliding away. theg fastest ahead of italian grand prix.
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sports.time for >> former south african rugby player chester williams has died of an expected heart attack at the age of 49. he was the only black player to play for the springboks in the victoria's 1995 world cup final.
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he played 27 for south africa and recently worked as a coach. the president of south african rugby said williams'influence stretched wider than the rugby world, and he was a beacon of light in his community. the chairman of world run the tweeted "chester's name will forever up the demise a remarkable and translational world rugby cup in 1995. our thoughts are with his family." in tennis, serena williams overpowered elina svitolina three saturday's u.s. open final -- to reach saturday's u.s. open final. canada's rising star bianca andreescu is next. she wasn't even born when williams won her first u.s. open trophy in 1999. >> i wanted to play her. i remember i was always telling my team i would have always
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wanted to play her right before she retired. so i'm really looking forward to it. she is an amazing champion on and off the court. it is going to be fun. reporter: wimbledon champions and the number one seeds sebastian kabul and roberts ira won the u.s. open in straight sets. the two-year-old ran into his arms and help his dad hold up the trophy. australia remains in control after the third day of the fourth ashes test in manchester. after losing earlier in the day, they steadied things with 141 run partnership. josh hazlewood had them both out in the same over. england need another 98 runs to avoid the following. after being shunned by athletics governing body, he might be
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about to start a new career as a footballer. the 800 meter olympic and world champion signed for a south african women's team called jvw. she will not be able to play until next year, because she joined outside the transfer window. it's not clear if this means she is completely walking away from athletics. the 28-year-old will not defend her 800 meter world title in doha this month. she lost a court battle over new iaaf rules forcing her to take drugs to lower her testosterone levels. she refuses to take medication to compete and is appealing the decision. first from his maiden victory in belgium, he has maintained his face in practice for the italian grand prix. the conditions left many drivers struggling to stay on the track. the sessions were halted a number of times to clear away cars that skidded into the wall. narrowly edging out lewis hamilton on the timesheet to give for ari sands hope of their
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first home when since 2010. ufc lightweight champion could even a michael mccaul will step back into the octagon for the first time in nine months on saturday. and suspended for his role in a post by brawl after he beat conor mcgregor last october. he is confident he can maintain his unbeaten record. >> i'm ready to go. i'm good. i trained so hard the last 100 days for this fight. i will defend my title and make history. >> former footballer jamie carrington is a rare breed of players who has played over 1000 games. lee wellings met up with him and sent this report. reporter: nobody in world football has been doing this longer than jamie carrington. in april, he joined a small group of players to pass 1000 appearances.
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he's the oldest still playing. this week, he celebrated his 44th birth day. he scored in all eight of the top divisions of english football. more than 300 goals overall. it's been a journey for him and his family. he spoke to 17 different in england, and even one in korea. >> wasn't all that, to be honest. i think family goes through a lot. players stay in one area and are very lucky. when you do go everywhere, a lot of moving around. reporter: he started in the primary inreporter: 1983, having turned down the team of young stars, including david beckham. >> a few days later, a phone call rang. i sort of sat in the living room. i was a fan.
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carried away. he was happy that i made a decision. reporter: the latest club to benefit from his goal is bishop stole third in the east of england. he has taken on another responsibility. he's managing the team alongside the owner. will go around the back. he's a good guy. professional. looks after himself. the way he eats and drinks, he tries -- he trains. him, it's whyut he successful. >> some of the boys are trying to copy his routine. match has barely kickoff.
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this is obviously a far different sound. never changes the way he trains. he is just a natural goalscorerr. for is a man who was in fee 96 video game. how many minutes was that? >> three. reporter: and he has no plans to retire. >> that's the big thing why keep playing. the peerage german. -- the pure enjoyment. reporter: lee wellings, al jazeera. >> back to you in london. >> japanese names will never be the same again in the english language after a government decision to switch them around on official documents. it is the idea of the culture -- ther, who will japanese put the family name first. this was reversed for english
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speakers in the 19th century. it's in line with the policies of the prime minister, who is a strong supporter of japanese tradition. why not. that's it from the news our team. join us in a couple of minutes for more of the day's news.
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