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Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

UN News

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

"This is fucking Menendez for UN news, you'd be in the western Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC we sample so go city in the aftermath of days long massacred last month, which left at least five hundred thirty five victims discovered by you when investigators in communal burial sites. That's according to Florence Marshall spokesperson for the UN mission in the country Manisco in an interview with UN news on Wednesday. She described how the brutal inter-ethnic killings were carried out in a very organized manner with many houses and public buildings. Also this -joyed during the violence between new and but Sunday community members that was sparked by a dispute over a local chiefs borough. She told us calcium, but although the area is now calm conditions remained tense and much of the local population has fled across the Congo. River into neighboring Republic of the Congo. Between sixteen and eighteen some last June two thousand eighteen and you'll be district for villages where attach it was. There was only a for I- tension between two communities, but in the in the new living in our area, we should located west tunnel after of further Democratic Republic of the Congo in denial nine only province along the Congo river. So it was a vitamin plus it aq- between two communities during three days between the sixteen and eighteen of December. And it's resenting the cheating for hundreds of people and last month your face of the U N High Commissioner for human rights reported that eight hundred nine hundred people were killing these clashes. Do we have more precise figures on the number of people killed in wondered in this clashes? Yes, you win. In teaming and just what's on from an investigating mission in they spend nine in in other to investigates on visa allegation of interacting violence, and according to the print, Lena re report the attack and violence resulted in the death of cheese five hundred and forty five men women and children and one hundred eleven injured we could have no victims, but in nine hundred it was what they were able to to work on and to enter document in. I would say they ever own missile g again, the death toll could be are your van when vase, but at least five hundred forty five people, and we have any information about who committed these crimes have this killings being. Imitated or organized again curving through the investigation of the human rights in the the attack well organize and conduct in a very organized manner and were most likely plan, and we have even elements, but indicate that the planning study at least at the beginning of the nuns of Sumba, maybe even before and the attacks were extremely violent and fast leaving little trying. So the corporation for free. So it's an what was the tweeter was developed y'all of one of the shift, which you name, and that was supposed to take place in new meaning and community. Against the girl and flows freely. The tweeter of the divine dance between the two communities. You went to be less Friday. And what could you tell us about the state of the city and population who remained there? It's very much filling because it's it's really nice Augusta pity. We ever the commended almost one thousand hours of been destroyed so focusing shelties seven schools five and cental, the editor Holly commission building was Detroit. And you know, it's maybe we recruit Vic with meat. I would say one hundred people maybe three hundred people, and and that's no more because all people fled the own and most of van crossed the border and the in the two one to find shelter. On the other side of the Congo river in Congo Brazzaville, do the current condition alo- a return of the population. In the pubic territory, it's what's really focusing on. The concrete security foster has been betrayal underground both prison yards. Of course, they have the primary responsibility for the security of of the tone situation is can at the moment. But it's. My tense, but what needs to be done it. I want to take some major tool to promote the reconciliation between the communities and to and to rebuild the sit-in in front of the and with Kuhn's seventeenth crews were destroyed, and when we were in less wider, keep on told us, okay that one really now symbolic just a an would be to contribute to the building of a new Skoula as soon as possible in more to enable the children from both communities to go back to cooling fat as we speak condition. I'm not in place for so going back to a normal life. And unfortunately, it will take time on the under Justice. Would it be an involuntary -ment of of the reconciliation program? And because it's this should be no impunity toward to the only crime.

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Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

UN News

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

"This is fucking Menendez for UN news, you'd be in the western Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC we sample so go city in the aftermath of days long massacred last month, which left at least five hundred thirty five victims this covered by you when investigators in communal burial sites. That's according to Laurent Marshall spokesperson for the UN mission in the country Manisco in an interview with your news on Wednesday. She described how the brutal inter-ethnic killings were carried out in a very organized manner with many houses and public buildings. Also this -joyed during the violence between banana, and but Sunday community members that was sparked by a dispute over a local chiefs borough she told Moscow slim, but although the area is now calm conditions remained tense and much of the local population has fled across the Congo. River into neighboring Republic of the Congo. Between sixteen and eighteen December last June two thousand eighteen and you'll be district for villages were attach. It was. There was only a for I- tension between two communities, but in the in the new living in our area, we should located west tunnel. Pastor of further democratic people of the Congo in the Miami might only province along the Congo river. So it was a vitamin plus it a cure between two communities doing free days between the fifteen and eighteen of December. And it's resented in the chilling for hundreds of people and last month your face of the U N High Commissioner for human rights reported that eight hundred nine hundred people were killing this clashes. Do we have more precise figures on the number of people killed in wanted in this clashes? Yes, you win. In team and just what's on from a Menzies tailgating mission in very very spending nine in in other to investigate on visa allegation of interacting violence, and according to the print leniently report the attack and violence resulted in the death of achieve five hundred and forty five men women and children and one hundred eleven injured we could have no victims. But in nine days, it was what they were able to to work on and to enter the achievement in a I would say they have own necessary. Again, the death toll could be are your van when vase, but at least five hundred and forty five people, and we have any information about who committed these crimes and have these killings being. Imitated or organized again curving through the investigation of the human might seen the the attack well organize and conduct in a very organized manner and were most likely plan, and we have even elements, but indicate that the planning study at least at the beginning of the nuns of samba, maybe even before and the attacks were extremely violent and fast leaving little time for the corporation for free. So it's an what was the tweeter was the Bill of one of the shift, which you name, and that was supposed to take place in Yaounde and when community was against the girl and flows freely. The tweeter of the divine guidance between the two communities you went to ugm be less Friday. And what could you? Tell us about the state of the city and the population who remained there. It's a very fitting because it's it's really a little Kleiser Augusta. We have demented that almost one thousand miles of been destroyed and so focusing Chelsea's seven schools five and cental the editor Hollick commission building was destroyed. And you know, it's ninety we recruit Vic with me. I would say one hundred people maybe two hundred people, and and that no more because all people fled the phone and most of them are crossed the border and the in one to find shelter on the other side of the Congo river in Congo-Brazzaville do the current condition. Alot the return of the relation in the territory. It's what's. We focus on a on the concrete security for has been Detroit on on the ground both prison yard near on. Of course, they have the primary responsibility for the security of of the tone situation is can at the moment, but it's still tense. But what needs to be done it? I want to take some major tool to promote the reconciliation between the communities and to and to reveal the tinian hundred and seventeen schools were destroyed. And when we we wear in Sweden, keep on told us, okay that one really knows symbolic just a an would be contribute to the building of new schooler as soon as civil innovates to. They were children from both communities to go back to cooling such as we speak condition. I'm not in place for for going back to a normal life. Unfortunately, it will take time and the under the Justice will be an entertainment of of the reconciliation program. And because it's there should be no impunity toward to the early. Bill crime.

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Delayed Congo poll offers slim hope for change

FT News

09:52 min | 2 years ago

Delayed Congo poll offers slim hope for change

"Elections on Sunday were set to herald the country's first transition of power by the ballot box with President Joseph Kabila stepping down after seventeen years in office. But an explosion of violence has caused the polls to be postponed. All the Ryan discusses what happened and why it matters with the F T Africa editor David pilling. David how much violence has been in the run-up to the polls and who's behind it wouldn't immediate run up to this election. There's been a gradual build up a violence. A number of opposition rallies have been broken up by security forces. There have been people shot dead and numbers a quite hard to come by. There was a rally there was supposed to have taken place earlier this week in Concetta by the opposition leading candidate Martin for you, which was broken up by tear gas, in fact, never took place, but one has to go even further back because this election is really been rumbling on for years. It was meant to have taken place in two thousand and sixteen and if you count the election violence, the protests against the election, not taking place and the authorities reaction to that. Then there have been dozens indeed hundreds of deaths that this election has already been responsible for as to who takes blame for this violence. A lot of it is security forces of the. Administration of the state, which is really not permitted opposition rallies, which has overreacted to demonstrations people being very frustrated at the slow pace of these elections. And now, of course, the further postponing of the poll from Sunday because that postponement is not only because of this violence is also an Ebola outbreak in the east of the country. There's voting machines which went up in flames allegedly anyway, and the electoral commission has used this as somewhat say an excuse or pretext to push the elections out a further week until December the thirtieth who are the main candidates in. What are the prospects? There are really three candidates. First of all, you have a man code Emmanuel shoddy who is running really as the proxy of Joseph Kabila, the man who's been in power for seventeen years his prospects. Most observers of Congo thing that he will win by hook. Oh by crook because the regime that's been. Power wants him to win and Kabila has shown no sign of really wanting to relinquish power. And that this is his chance to hold onto power by using what the Congolese are calling a dolphin. The opposition had briefly United on the one candidate Martin for ULA who's an oil executive who has the backing of two other politicians who would have run for the presidency. But for one reason or another worthy not allowed into the country or not allowed to run those struck down by a constitutional court. So in a sense, he's also a proxy for them. Unfortunately for the opposition the opposition split just a couple of days after agreeing to put up a United candidates, and there's another candidate called Phoenix Tshisekedi who represents in a sense, his father who for years and years and years was the official opposition who ran against not only Kabila, but Joseph Kabila's father, Lauren Kabila and bef-. For him even against Mabuza cisa cycle. He died before this election was able to take place. And so now Felix who has really the name recognition is also running can you tell us a little bit more let Mr. Sharara, then what kind of person is he well, he's not very well known in the country. He was the interior minister. And he was the interior minister at a period of some volatility when there were demonstrations in the streets of Kinshasa, December two thousand sixteen that was the first time that does Kabila at effectively refused to hold an election as he ought to have done because the constitution dictated that. And then the Kasai region also erupted into violence, and there was a very brutal security crackdown as a result of that should Dary is now the subject of European sanctions. Because inefficient he's been blamed as the head of the interior ministry for these crackdowns, which involve many, many deaths apart from that he is thought to be very loyal to Kabila. That's why Kabila chose him. The assumption is that he will do Kabila's bidding, what's at stake in this election. Why is it so important? Well, the DRC the Democratic Republic of Congo is a huge nation in the center of Africa in the Great Lakes region. It's a nearly European sized nation covered in rainforest. Very poor communications it can be impossible to get from one part of the country to another. They're very few roads. But what it does have is huge minora resources, for example, cobalt which is needed for a mobile phones, and which is needed for electric car batteries and really the green revolution. That were also expectantly awaiting in the west is really cannot happen without the resources pouring out of conga, but congress has been very poorly run to put it mildly. It's a state in a kind of near state of collapse. The somehow been held together by Joseph Kabila sort of patched together. So who runs this country? It is important for the outside world. And I would argue more importantly is very important for eighty million Congolese who despite sitting on all this huge wealth have been so poorly governed there among the poorest people in Africa with really terrible statistics. If you look at the health statistics life expectancy to disticts access to education access to hospitals and access to anything. They've really been let down by leadership has acted more as a kind of an extractive leadership to extract wealth from them than as a leadership. That's really there to serve them. So the hope for anyone is that at the very least Joseph Kabila who has been in power for seventeen years has agreed to step down. And although he is certainly trying to control the situation via his proxy, Emmanuel Chaudhary, maybe it'll get out of hand. Maybe he won't be able to control the system, and may be this in this, very messy difficult complicated. Way is one step towards a more Representative damore. Crecy given the way that you described Congo and electro system, there is this really likely to be a free election. Who's monitoring the poll it's not like to be free election tool. It's being monitored by civil society by the Catholic church by the African Union, but that doesn't have a great record in calling out elections and decisively saying that election has been stolen the expectation is that as long as the violence is not egregious as long as the theft of the poll is not obvious, then they'll be enough constituents, even including western diplomats and western representatives who will say look look stability of this country is more important than plunging it into a kind of post electoral crisis. So the expectation is that even if the process is as unfair as many people expect it to be that somehow enough people turn a blind is who it and the country. Will stumble on citizens effectively looked like the status quo continue with Mr Kabila remaining in power behind the same. That's what I think is not exactly the status quo because once you've stepped down you stepped down the president of the country. Does have a lot of constitutional powers should area said to be an absolute stalwart of Joseph Kabila. But who knows we've seen in neighboring Angola? When president does Santos gave up power after I think, it was thirty seven years in office and chose his successor gel. Lorenzo suddenly, and so has turned on the dos Angeles family as clamped down on a lot of the structures that had been set up over the previous nearly four decades, and we're seeing real change there. So I think once you relinquish the levers of power, you may try to hold onto them, and you may be successful in doing that. But we don't know what about the people on the street. Do you think they accept the result of medical Bilas choice whims? I think some will. But they'll be whole areas that weren't Kinshasa is an opposition stronghold. They've never liked Kabila who kind of holds up in the presidential palace playing. Jio games and on his farm driving around in his motorbike, very rarely appears in public even when the country descends into its near perennial crises. He's a kind of an invisible figure in the capital. And there are a whole other regions is the Kasai region, which is a huge region in the center of the country, which certainly belongs to the opposition then going to happily accept Kabila's nomination being elected. And then there's the whole east of the country a thousand miles away from Kinshasa very hard to reach the only way you can reach. It really is by plane or by boat along the Congo river. Maybe by motorbike all the way across the country. There you have minora resources, you have dozens and dozens of militia groups rebels. It's a very volatile part of the country and part of the world. And who knows what they're going to make this election. You've talked a lot about Congo's vast wealth. What do you think businesses will be heading for from this election? I think businesses really hope for some measure of style. Ability. I mean, there's a lot of rhetoric about paying tax in about being there for the good of the Congolese people about adding to the Congolese, national wealth. But if you look at the history of the Congo right from the time when it was the property of king Leopold than a Belgian colony and then in the post, colonial period, it really is a story of exploitation where these kind of minerals wealth rubber before that pours out of this vast country. But almost everybody in the country is left impoverished. Thank you very

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Facebook says it didn't do enough to prevent "offline violence" in Myanmar

BBC World Service

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Facebook says it didn't do enough to prevent "offline violence" in Myanmar

"Court for could still face up to fifteen years in prison found guilty. He denies knowing. Anything apparent the atrocities US officials say the American sexually state, Mike Pompeo and the Defense Secretary. Jim Mattis will hold high level talks with their Chinese counterparts in Washington on Friday. The meeting had been postponed by the US. Amidst rising tensions with. China over trade Taiwan and the South China Sea BBC news. British scientists have discovered that women who are naturally get our earlier less likely to develop breast cancer after an eight year study researchers concluded that among early risers only one in every one hundred women developed breast cancer, this roast too in every hundred for women genetically programmed to go to bed late and get up late. The scientists say the research provides further proof that a person's body clock and sleeping patterns affect their health. A study says large hydroelectric projects in the US in Europe have been disastrous for the environment. Researchers warn against such dams being replicated in the developing world, here's cap Weiner. The report says that these huge power plants harm river ecosystems forced millions of people of the land and increased greenhouse gas emissions hydropower currently provides more than seventy percent of the world's renewable energy nearly four thousand new dams are being planned for rivers in Africa and Asia one major project on the Congo. River is expected to produce more than a third of the total electricity currently being generated in Africa. However, the report says ninety nine percent of the energy generated by the eighty billion dollar installation will be diverted to the South African mining industry and will not benefit Congolese people. The British Prime minister's told the Austrian chancellor that an agreement in Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is ninety five percent complete Theresa May's cabinet will meet later today. Discuss the latest proposals to Caribbean island states are holding a referendum on whether to recognize a regional institution. Based in Trinidad as their superior court of appeal are retain one based in London Antigua and Barbuda Angra, Anita. Both former British colonies still use London's judicial committee of the Privy Council as their alternate appellate court governments in both countries. Argue the move is necessary to break residual colonial ties BBC news. Hello. This is the art on the BBC World

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"congo river" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Thirty years best advice it's really pretty common sense which is that one should encourage social interactions of infants in the first year of life with other infants and other children so as to optimize their exposure to these protective meyer infections acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer although it remains rare around one in two thousand children will be diagnosed with the disease before they turned sixteen it would take further research to see if these cases can be prevented using protective microbes but this story is part of a huge shift taking place in medicine to date we've treated microbes as the bad guys but recognizing that important role on a health and wellbeing is revolutionizing the understanding of diseases from allergies to parkinson's depression and now leukemia james gallagher reporting health workers in the democratic republic of congo have begun an immunization campaign in a bid to hold the spread of the deadly abol avars which is so fond killed twenty six people are senior africa correspondent and soy is being one of the vaccination centers on the congo river thousands of five those of vaccines are for people who conceded at risk of contracting the disease as well this would be health workers what the frontline dealing with suspected cases as one of the patients they also include the members of the families of the people who are confronted to have been affected and they they are friends that you know all the context that they have been with over the past couple of weeks it is an experimental vaccine but the government here has taken that decision at that they will use it because the confidence about if it's affecting i spoke to the minister took the only linda.

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"congo river" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Thirty years best advice it's really pretty common sense which is that one should encourage social interactions of infants in the first year of life with other infants and other children so as to optimize their exposure to these protective meyer infections acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer although it remains rare around one in two thousand children will be diagnosed with the disease before they turned sixteen it would take further research to see if these cases can be prevented using protective microbes but this story is part of a huge shift taking place in medicine to date we've treated microbes as the bad guys but recognizing that important role on a health and wellbeing is revolutionizing the understanding of diseases from allergies to parkinson's depression and now leukemia james gallagher reporting health workers in the democratic republic of congo have begun an immunization campaign in a bid to hold the spread of the deadly abol avars which is so fond killed twenty six people are senior africa correspondent and soy is being one of the vaccination centers on the congo river thousands of five those of vaccines are for people who conceded at risk of contracting the disease as well this would be health workers what the frontline dealing with suspected cases as one of the patients they also include the members of the families of the people who are confronted to have been affected and they they are friends that you know all the context that they have been with over the past couple of weeks it is an experimental vaccine but the government here has taken that decision at that they will use it because the confidence about if it's affecting i spoke to the minister took the only linda.

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"congo river" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The world health organization has raised ebola health risk to quote very high and the democratic republic of congo so to cnn news organization said in an emergency meeting today the conditions for a public health emergency of international concern have not currently in the democratic republic of congo that's when outbreak of ebola virus disease has been identified in the last ten days vaccinate z map and experimental biopharmaceutical drug developed to combat ebola could begin as soon as today remember they said that about four thousand doses so they were going to do a kind of a ring sort of vaccination or or a ring immunization where what we do is we start at the center and then we start going out to contacts and healthcare workers and we start branching out from the bulls eye out so prior to the media world health organization raise the drc's bulla health assessment brisk to quote very high now the number today is twenty five deaths and forty five cases have been reported including three healthcare personnel among the forty five cases fourteen have been firmed mostly in the remote because zone there has been one confirmed case in bit by donka which is a city of one point two million which is why things started to get scarier as we were hitting the city of a higher population so they say the risk of international spread is particularly high since the city of mid by donka or i'm sorry van daca daca is it proximity to the congo river the congo river has significant regional traffic across porous borders so dr peter salama organization mergency preparedness and overall we're tracing more than five hundred thirty two context sweet described the effectiveness of.

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"congo river" Discussed on No Agenda

No Agenda

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on No Agenda

"The rachel a little entre mome before we get into a heavier topic as it's back is he a bowl of iris spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the able virus of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people the world health you're not going to be able to hear the report if you're playing the recorder hearing it very nice organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr slam there must be major lessons learned from the situation in twenty fourteen with the last major outbreak what have you learned that's informing the way that you're preparing this time learning both physically to slow this time round these community luding who so we've been pretty fast off the ground we gotta get get hurry hurry up fast we took too long to get the money lost time people help break was only confirmed on may the aids we sent you a lab we've insured that this particular equipment is on the ground and agreed on the critical priorities in response plans to where really tip the shia no regrets policy we want to make sure that we don't let this one get out i'd like to know regrets policy i think that's what we should be our policy.

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"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The world health organization says any bola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo has reached a new more worrying phase after a case turned up in a port city on the congo river congolese health officials say that so far there have been forty four suspected cases of ebola since april and twenty three of those people have died aid agencies are rushing supplies and medical specialists to congo to try and contain this outbreak and we have more from npr's jason bobbieann among public health officials the worst case abol outbreak would be one that's spreading in a crowded urban environment that's a major transportation hub and has dilapidated healthcare facilities unfortunately that's what's happening right now in the north west of the democratic republic of congo the epicenter of the outbreak has an extremely remote part of the equatorial province but then this week new case was found nearly a hundred miles away in bonn daca the city of more than a million people peter salama the world health organizations deputy director general for emergencies told npr that the declaration of urban bolla is a major shift in this outbreak when you have cases in urban areas the number of contacts can amplify so much more quickly and therefore the the increase in the transmission can be much more exponential rather than linear and adding to the concern of health officials this city is a major port on the congo river innocence the rivers in the northwest part of the other highways their nephew pedro to people use them for transportation so it's quite plausible that the virus could spread down the rivers the congo river provides a direct link to the bustling mega city of kinshasa and could also potentially allow the virus to spread throughout central africa and that really would be an extremely difficult scenario for us to be able to cope with which is why the world health organization along with congolese officials a bunch of other aid agencies are scrambling right now to try to contain this outbreak before grows much larger four thousand doses of an experimental a of vaccine have been shipped into the drc plans are being developed try to vaccinate hundreds if not thousands of people against the virus doctorswithoutborders setting up isolation wards in bullet treatment centers both near the epicenter of the outbreak and in the river port city of bundle up.

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Ebola outbreak in large city 'very concerning'

Up First

06:40 min | 3 years ago

Ebola outbreak in large city 'very concerning'

"Horsely. Okay. Millions millions of people are expected to tune into the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England tomorrow. All right. So who's getting married Prince? Harry is sixth in line to the British throne, and he has really come a long way when he was just a kid, he lost his mother Princess, Diana in a car accident as a young man, he loved to party sometimes embarrassing the royals. Harry is now thirty three years old. And by all accounts, he's grown up. He served as a soldier in Afghanistan. He has been promoting the cause of mental health. His bride is rather unconventional by British Royal standards. Markle thirty six years old is an American actress who is by racial and this will be her second marriage. NPR's Frank Langfitt normally covers small stories, like I don't know China or Brexit, but he's been promoted this week to be NPR's royals correspondent and he'll be covering everything about this Royal wedding. Hey, there, Frank, Hagen moist. Where are you? I'm at Windsor Castle, and it's a beautiful two magnificent day. It's just outside of London. It's the queen's weekend home, and I'm sitting along the long walk. Now this is the road that leads up to the castle and the carriage with Harry and Meghan is gonna pass by here tomorrow and kind of I think the big image you're going to see on television is the carriage going up the hill towards the castle in the background, they're going to be tens of thousands of cheering fans. It's going to be. It's gonna be quite a picture. So so franker you there because you have to get there twenty four hours in advance to claim your seat on the lawn. Excellent question. It's actually a great time for people to get here. It's pretty wide open except I have been talking to Royal super fans who've been out here for four days sleeping, right at certain corners so they can get view of the carriage while. And so there are people who are just absolutely loved the Royal family, and they come out for this in terms of how the rest of Britain feels. I think is pretty mixed. We not having as many block parties as we had for William's marriage back in two thousand and. Seven and of course, you know, Harry is not going to be kings, so it's not as big a deal. Also, there's some people, of course are critics. This is going to cost tens of millions of dollars, probably mostly for security, and some people still question whether the United Kingdom taxpayers should be spending so much on these sorts of events. Isn't there a sign of change in this Royal wedding, Frank? Because of whom Prince Harry is Marianne. It's a really different choice. And I think this is a more interesting story. She's an actress, she's from LA. She's by racial and divorced, and it's when you talk to people around London and Greater London. They talk about this speaking to a growing diversity in the UK, especially in a place like London that's so multicultural. And also the Royal family begin to a little bit more like the people that they represent catching up. Some people saying, you know, beginning to catch up to society. So yeah, there's there's definitely a sense, and I think that's one of the key points of interest. Well, let's just underline that for a moment because I mentioned Brexit before that was seen in some ways, a. Reaction against immigrants against too much diversity isn't Britain already a fairly diverse place. It's actually it's actually not. It's fascinating. It's I think, close to eighty seven percent white. So it's very different than the United States. London is much more like Manhattan. It's incredibly global, but the rest England you. I mean, even where I live, it's mostly white folks. I don't see people of color out there that much. Okay. Different sort of Royal wedding, Frank. Thanks very much. Appreciate it. Happy to do it. Steve NPR's royals correspondent Frank, Langfitt. Some other news. Now, the World Health Organization says any bowl outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a new and more worrying phase. Yep. Patient with Ebola turned up in a large port city on the Congo river, nearly a hundred miles from the epicenter of the outbreak. So what had appeared to be a small, relatively confined outbreak of Ebola in the country. Suddenly looks more serious NPR's Jason vogue and has been watching this story either Jason, hey, good morning. How big a deal is this? It definitely is concerning because now we have what public health officials calling urban Ebola this potential for transmission to be happening in the crowded city and the ideas that that transmission could be exponential instead of sort of the slow plotting linear transmission that usually get in these rural areas in the Congo that have always been contained quite easily in the past. But still we'd say it still just one. Confirmed case in this river port city. Although you are reminding me of two thousand fourteen when there was an outbreak of A Bola in west Africa, and I suppose we should mention when you get into a city, most of the cities, the world are connected and people start worrying about where where does these might go next? Absolutely. And that is the big question. You know, it's very early here, but there could be a lot of cases that are still out there in this city that haven't been detected or it could be that, you know, it's just this one that the, you know, the west Africa outbreak. In the end, you ended up with twenty eight thousand people getting sick. Eleven thousand of them died. There's there's a lot of concern that this one case in the river port could be sort of the kernel that could start another huge one, another huge outbreak. You know, the capital can Shasha is just a few hundred miles down the river that same river kind of leans up to the Central African Republic. So a bull spreading along the Congo river really is sort of a nightmare scenario. Okay. So when I think of Democratic Republic of Congo. I mean, if you just try to do word associations, you think civil war, you think misgovernment you think poverty can health officials there do much or they organized well enough to stop this outbreak. You obviously, this is an incredibly challenging place to to deal with an outbreak like this, which does not have the healthcare system that would be able to do that they're having to fly in even the protective gear to treat these patients you. You've got the World Health Organization flying people in even the UN's World. Food Program has been sort of roped into setup. This helicopter bridge where they're flying things into the actual epicenter, their new little transmission. You know the, the personal protective equipment, these 'isolation wards all things like that need to get flown in and it's a, it's absolutely a huge challenge in this type of an environment in few seconds. Is there one lesson from two thousand fourteen that applies here? Absolutely. It's move fast and that. Is happening. It's only been since may as that this was declared and they're getting their quick and trying to get these cases under control and get them contain Jason. Glad you're on top of this. Thanks very much. You're welcome. That's NPR's Jason. Bogan.

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Can the U.S.-Europe Alliance Survive Trump? – Foreign Policy

All Things Considered

01:54 min | 3 years ago

Can the U.S.-Europe Alliance Survive Trump? – Foreign Policy

"The negotiations from my point of view is his final parting shot at working family so that's the nafta talks separately the administration has also engage aged in trade talks with china this week what's the goal there the administration wants to bring down it's big trade deficit with china and also improve the way that country treats american businesses technological knowhow and this has been a kind of tense faceoff between the us and china the us's slap tariffs on chinese steel and aluminum china's retaliated with tariffs on us pork and other farm products china has also basically stop buying soybeans from the us last year they bought nearly fourteen billion dollars worth now they're buying those from russia and brazil instead the white house is hoping to work out some kind of negotiated settlement to head off a broader trade war and at the same time president trump needs china's help in dealing with north korea by the way trump is still looking ahead to a summit meeting with north korean leader kim jong un next month although the north koreans have made noise about pulling out of that white house says they're proceeding if those talks are going to happen npr's scott horsely thanks as always the evola virus has spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the virus of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa a few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people well the world health organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr salama killer can you describe the city on the congo river where the outbreak appears to have spread where it's now centered gift to the provincial capital which is cold than daca.

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"congo river" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KGO 810

"Congolese and un officials racing today to prevent a runaway ebola outbreak in congo by the way it just hit a huge city forty four suspected or confirmed cases thus far twenty three of the forty four have died and apparently they just confirmed the first case in dhaka i have no idea how to pronounce that so please forgive me i really don't know the correct pronunciation city of about a million people connected to the shasta to kinshasa the capital city of ten million by the congo river if you recall anything from the last ebola outbreak if there's another casey hickox that wants to come back in fact it should be free to live by live don't let her back in the united states just saying that was the most egregious example of hyper individualism that puts all of humanity at risk that i can't believe she was actually assertive i should've lost her nursing license for that i wanna live my live kill the levin thousand three hundred people and it's scary you bleed out and your diets horrible way to go just saying please if you're going to go over there and be a hero which by the way you are if you're gonna go help people in those territories allow the quarantine before you start exposing other people potentially to it.

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"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The nafta talks separately the administration has also engaged in trade talks with china this week what's the goal there the administration wants to bring down it's big trade deficit with china and also improve the way that country treats american businesses technological knowhow and this has been a kind of tense faceoff between the us and china the us's slap tariffs on chinese steel and aluminum china's retaliated with tariffs on us pork and other farm products china has also basically stop buying soybeans from the us last year they bought nearly fourteen billion dollars worth now they're buying those from russia and brazil instead the white house is hoping to work out some kind of negotiated settlement to head off a broader trade war and at the same time president trump needs china's help in dealing with north korea by the way trump is still looking ahead to a summit meeting with north korean leader kim jong un next month although the north koreans have made noise about pulling out of that white house says they're proceeding as if those talks are going to happen npr's scott horsely thanks as always the bowl of iris has spread to a city along the congo river in the democratic republic of congo that is scary because lots of people travel through a port city and the abo lavar of course is highly contagious as you will remember from the massive outbreak in west africa a few years ago that outbreak killed more than eleven thousand people now the world health organization is working with local authorities in congo to try to stop the spread of the disease and we have reached dr peter salama he is the who's deputy director general for emergencies we've caught him on the line in geneva switzerland hey dr salama killer can you describe the city on the congo river where the outbreak appears to have spread where it's now centered gave to the provincial capital which is called daca.

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"congo river" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KGO 810

"Congolese and un officials racing today to prevent a runaway ebola outbreak in congo by the way it just hit a huge city forty four suspected or confirmed cases thus far twenty three of the forty four have died and apparently they just confirmed the first case in dhaka i have no idea how to pronounce that so please forgive me i really don't know the correct pronunciation city of about a million people connected to the to shasta the capital city of ten million by the congo river if you recall anything from the last ebola outbreak if there's another casey hickox that wants to come back infected and gosh be free to live my life don't let her back in the united states just saying that was the most egregious example of hyper individualism that puts all of humanity at risk that i can't believe she was actually assertive i should've lost her nursing license for that care about the rest of you i wanna live my live we need to make a thirty day quarantine before you come back for crying out loud that's the key to things like ebola something called quarantine while you might not like it you gotta do it if you were potentially exposed.

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"congo river" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"In others fail we hear about the importance of trying to keep the peace disease processes showed to the police exam peaceful protests one of the leaders of the serbian revolution tells us how they used humor to help bring down president loss of each police didn't know what to do so between stupid and weak both choices are bad and we hear why some revolutions fail i think it was a revolutionary moment that has ended in a resurgent form of authoritarianism so what makes revolution successful find out in the inquiry after the news hello this is david austin with the bbc news as senior official of the world health organization has warned of a major development in the bowler outbreak in the democratic republic of congo dr pizza salama told the bbc that the spread of the disease from the countryside to the city of bonn daca could lead to an explosive increase in cases we have more than one million inhabitants in bend decca decca also happens to be on the banks of the congo river the congo river connects to several surrounding countries including congobrazzaville i know such a central african republic and through tributaries he connects to major cities such as can chesa so this puts a whole different lens on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to move very quickly into ben decadence stop this new four si of transmission officials in afghanistan say fighting has resumed in the western city of ferrara a day after the government said it had repulsed an assault by taliban militants in ten clashes are reported to be going on in several parts of the city ambarassing eddy raja and has more details the attacks began overnight i three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to government buildings in far city other militants then launched several attacks on the security forces local officials said some of the insurgents had been hiding in civilian houses after they were beaten back on wednesday us led forces have carried out airstrikes in support of the afghan military a local official said more than a thousand insurgents had been involved in the first assault which started on monday night pounds of civilians have been trapped in the fighting people are lining up outside polling stations in burundi referendum is being held on changes to the constitution the campaign has been marred by violence and intimidation observers say the result.

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"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The bbc that the spread of the disease from the countryside to the city of dhaka could lead to an exclusive increase in cases we have more than one million inhabitants in ben decca decca also happens to be on the banks of the congo river the congo river connects to several surrounding countries including congobrazzaville and also to central african republic and through tributaries it connects to major cities such as can chesa so this puts a whole different lens on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to move very quickly into ben deccan stop this new four of transmission officials in afghanistan say fighting has resumed in the western city of ferrara a day after the government said it had repulsed an assault by taliban militants intense clashes are reported to be going on in several parts of the city i'm eddy raja has more details the attacks began overnight i three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to government buildings and ferocity other militants then launched several attacks on the security forces local officials said some of the insurgents had been hiding in civilian houses after they were beaten back on wednesday us led forces have carried out airstrikes in support of the afghan military local officials said more than a thousand insurgents had been involved in the first assault which started on monday night thousands of civilians have been trapped in the fighting people are lining up outside polling stations in burundi referendum is being held on changes to the constitution the campaign has been marred by violence and intimidation observers say the result.

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Afghanistan: Clashes continue in Farah as Taliban renews attacks

01:39 min | 3 years ago

Afghanistan: Clashes continue in Farah as Taliban renews attacks

"The bbc that the spread of the disease from the countryside to the city of dhaka could lead to an exclusive increase in cases we have more than one million inhabitants in ben decca decca also happens to be on the banks of the congo river the congo river connects to several surrounding countries including congobrazzaville and also to central african republic and through tributaries it connects to major cities such as can chesa so this puts a whole different lens on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to move very quickly into ben deccan stop this new four of transmission officials in afghanistan say fighting has resumed in the western city of ferrara a day after the government said it had repulsed an assault by taliban militants intense clashes are reported to be going on in several parts of the city i'm eddy raja has more details the attacks began overnight i three suicide bombers detonated explosives close to government buildings and ferocity other militants then launched several attacks on the security forces local officials said some of the insurgents had been hiding in civilian houses after they were beaten back on wednesday us led forces have carried out airstrikes in support of the afghan military local officials said more than a thousand insurgents had been involved in the first assault which started on monday night thousands of civilians have been trapped in the fighting people are lining up outside polling stations in burundi referendum is being held on changes to the constitution the campaign has been marred by violence and intimidation observers say the result.

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"congo river" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"With serious developments in the ebola outbreak in the large african country of democratic republic of congo the deadly virus has now reached mendonca a city of a million people so far there have been forty two cases of the virus with twenty three deaths now this case in the city dr peter salama is deputy director general for emergency preparedness at the world health organization and earlier i asked him just how serious this is this is a major development in in the outbreak we have been anticipating given the close relationship between the city of the coral mbandaka that we would face risks for ben decker to become infected and indeed now we have confirmation overnight that we have been ebola which is a very different animal from from rurally bala tell us why it's a different animal it's very different because the potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there we have more than one million inhabitants in ben decca decca also happens to be on the banks of the congo river the congo river connects to several surrounding countries including congobrazzaville and also to central african republic and through tributaries connects to major cities such as can chesa so this puts a whole different blends on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to to move very quickly into ben decca stop this this new i have transmission what do we know about the one case in the city so far do we know anything about who it is where they've come from where they picked it up so we've already established preparing for this eventuality isolation and rudimentary case management facilities in banda we will now prioritize for the upcoming vaccination program bandera before anywhere else because as i said this is the big risk now to twenty explicit outbreak so looking at a mass vaccination program for the city isi.

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"congo river" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"The doctor deli show so run health organization is preparing for the quote worst case scenario with the outbreak in the democratic republic of congo so far there are thirty two suspected probable and confirmed cases of ebola within the democratic republic of the congo at least eighteen people thus far died we're expecting that number to be up by the end of the day the outbreak was the outbreak was declared by the country's health ministry earlier this week the cases have been reported from april four th through wednesday three have involved healthcare workers wonderful has died according to world health organization deputy director general for emergency preparedness and response peter salma said we are very concerned that we're planning for all scenarios including the worst case scenario according to the world health organization the current epidemic is located in the oral health zone located in the equator province in western drc and on the border with the republic of congo afp recorded that salma told them media the region is extremely remote but the lack of adequate infrastructure making it difficult to reach he says it is fifteen hours by motorbike from the closest town access is extremely difficult so the world health organization has the civil team is preparing to send forty additional epidemic logged epidemiological logistics and contact princeton specialists to the area the organization is also attempting to set up an air bridge to help bring in supplies it's gonna be costly there's going to be very challenging they say have it also have a mobile lab operating in the area and the world health turkey waiting for from the drc authorities to begin a vaccination campaign in the area it's an experimental vaccine we don't have anything official but they are they do have something that they developed a couple of years ago that they could use they say the world health organization the overall risk at the national level is considered high the overall risk at the regional level is considerate moderate because the proximity of the congo river that has links with both capitals of the republic of the congo the central african republic saltire we'll help organization reports the province of equator has an estimated population of two point five million people we're not talking about the world acquainted we're talking about the province of.

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"congo river" Discussed on WGIR-AM

WGIR-AM

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WGIR-AM

"Boulevard so has this been around forever well the bowl of virus is what's called hemorrhagic fever it's a filoviruses very specific kind of virus that there aren't many cases many examples of in the world and there is a chance that the plague of athens which you know hit during the peloponnesian war back in the time with his sudanese about four twenty four twenty five bc could have been the oballo virus facilities himself contracted this virus he he talks about how it impacted health workers which is exactly what happens in an ebola outbreak it tell you talked about people having to rip off their clothes because they felt like they were burning under their skin which is exactly what happens in a bowl outbreak andy said it came from a region of the upper nile which is down in south sudan which is very near the congo river basin which is exactly where the abullah virus comes from so there's there's a chance that but filoviruses themselves have probably been around for millions of years and they almost certainly have come into contact with humans throughout the course of history we just didn't know exactly what we were looking at until the very first outbreaks that we were able to identify say we doctors were able to identify back in nineteen seventy six washing the bullet breakout in africa from safely from across the ocean until it ended up in the exact city that we are in right now in dallas it was amazing to me one of the things that i've really took out of that was the amazing efforts of faith organizations that went in there and really wrist seemingly everything with no regard for their own safety at times going in there.

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"congo river" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WTVN

"The world you said and i i found this hard to believe in your book you said that to sit adi's wrote about a disease in ancient greece that appears to be the boulevard so has this been around forever well the boulevard is what's called a hemorrhagic fever it's a filoviruses a very specific kind of virus that there aren't many cases many examples of in the world and there is a chance that the plague of athens which you know hit during the peloponnesian war back in the time with his senate he's about four twenty four twenty five bc could have been the abolish the virus facilities himself contracted this virus he talks about how it impacted health workers which is exactly what happens in an ebola outbreak it you talked about people having to rip off their clothes because they felt like they were burning under their skin which is exactly what happens in a bowl outbreak andy said it came from a region of the upper nile which is down in in south sudan which is very near the congo river basin which is exactly where the abullah virus comes from so yeah there's there's a chance that but filoviruses themselves have probably been around for millions of years and they almost certainly have come into contact with humans throughout the course of history we just didn't know exactly what we were looking at until the very first outbreaks that we were able to identify i say we ended doctors were able to identify back in nineteen seventy six redes washing the bullet breakout in africa from safely from across the ocean until it ended up in the exact city that we are in right now in dallas it was amazing to me one of the things that i've really took out of that was the amazing efforts of faith organizations that went in there and really wrist seemingly everything with no regard for their own safety at times going in there you talk about their role in making sure this did not turn out to be a lot worse.

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"congo river" Discussed on WGIR-AM

WGIR-AM

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WGIR-AM

"Unbelievable and in inconceivable coincidence that made that yeah and this is largely because when we talk about a bowl we're used to talking about places like the democratic republic of the congo this small town where this latest outbreak has happened is called biko it's about three hundred and seventy miles from the original the first ebola outbreak that we know about back in nineteen seventy six the outbreak that happened in west africa a few years ago is basically a continent away it's like the difference between seattle and miami this is an area where a bola had never shown up before and it's an area where the culture is totally different in in the congo river basin you know people travel through dense jungles or down the congo river they're sort of there's not a lot of travel in west africa the culture is much more about travel and trade across international borders and from rural areas into big cities like monrovia the capital of liberia or freetown the capital of sierra leone so you bowl back then was able to first of all he broke out in an area where nobody knew what they were looking at and second it broke out in an area where it was uniquely able to travel from this remote rural village called melian do this tiny little village in in rural guinea to cities of a million people that had direct air traffic to europe to the middle east and to a country like nigeria so that's the the real bad coincidence is that it it happened in a place where we didn't know nobody knew what they were looking at and in a place uniquely susceptible to actually spreading and that's why it spread you say there are twenty eight thousand cases that's what the world health organization actually reported in in all likelihood the actual number of cases it's probably tens of thousands higher simply because we didn't know that people had it because this is such a remote area.

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"congo river" Discussed on Are You Real

Are You Real

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on Are You Real

"Sure so what are some of the greatest challenges that are currently facing the people of the drc i think the gray this challenge right now all the leadership it all stems from a government that that cares in looks after its people i think that's what they need because i can go down the list of the stuff that's that's needed in their lacking a huge list has a massive list i mean just may aspect of seventy percent of the people don't have access to clean water that's seventy percent of people are drinking out of rivers on's it's unbelievable almost eight million people on the brink of starvation this is this is unbelievable as unacceptable in supple has to be done something has to be died in so as they are they're literally failed state and but they are sitting on so many minerals they could be up and running in a great way in just a few years but also they're called the lead the nation is called the lead it's it's right in the middle of africa it connects everybody even even as much as heart of part of their their nation is right on the ocean in the congo river goes right through there is the potential to power most of africa with trinity of the power that goes in the congo river that's how crazy it is you know so they're not only called to be blessed they're caught to be a blessing to to africa and really the world i believe.

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"congo river" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM

WVNJ 1160 AM

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"congo river" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM

"We can tell whether users located by checking where the phone is located and relocate the phone without having an app on the food relocate the phone using cell towers we locate the phone and say does it make sense of the election zapping whether it's instore or online we check and we've added a conduct actions the other aspect award we do as we also do mobile identity you're doing any activity on the iphone we know what the phone numbers and who'd us so we're providing banks and financial institutions the ability to know when somebody to accessing their systems hortas might end when then validate saying is it the same as the congo river order that somebody of so essentially what we do is we provide security where it's financial transaction whether it's log logging access authentication of users using arctic uh the and it seemed less does not have needed on the phone i'll just become involved with plug and play plug and play so what happened was i wish i knew we could access plug and play when we started off we actually started on more than five years ago and i think there was a fringe tech program lost here late last year that we could off and you know we looked at what between tech programme does and i think there's there's some press where mizuho blogs there somewhere i found out and i looked at the impact program and we were interested in the fact that there was solely corporate sponsors banking customers that are part of the network and the sponsors and so we thought you know it was a cool way to add and we doug customers we need funding because we were further along you know five years into it and so we had good customers are technology was proven we were in growth mode and then we said well this was a nice way where do i office was just a mile away rather than us visiting customers we could see customers and partners in the spring in the space so a lot of your motivation was access to potential customers yeah this wide access to potential customers brand awareness making sure our potential customers were aware of what we do we still serve small we you know we don't spend a whole on marketing and making us of loan so this was a nice way and so we.

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