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Zimbabwe gives public sector protest the go-ahead
"Zimbabwe's protests have been spawned by years of deep-rooted economic mismanagement by the government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in two thousand seventeen big promises to revive the economy. You after longtime authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup country has to be it's different and our relations will be normalized. Peppy visit change in great shape working. It is good young yet now. Zimbabwe has the world's second highest inflation rate. Prices marked on a supermarket shelf can change by the time. The customer reaches the checkout. The crisis has brought back painful memories of two thousand eight when inflation reached five hundred billion percent wiping out people savings causing Mr Mugabe's government to abandon its currency empty shelves in the shops speak of a nation on its knees in today Zimbabwe. The situation is becoming more desperate by the day. It's already sparked plenty of rest. In January protests erupted after fuel prices more than doubled overnight. The security forces responded violently killing seventeen people. The question is whether Mr Mnangagwa's government comment will tolerate dissent at today's March. People are expecting thousands of people to go out onto the streets in protest in Zimbabwe. Jonathan Rosenthal is our Africa editor. There are some real concern for today's protests mater and violent in particular their worries about the security forces clamping down quite hard. The reason that people are concerned is that Zimbabwe's Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set loose. The police in the army on protesters in the past in January there were attempts to protest and people beaten again in August those very small protests that took place in it'd been banned security forces said they would arrest people who came out and small numbers did turn out and of course it's little more than a year since the election in August of last year. That also turned violent. twit the police and army shot demonstrators. Who is saying the election had been rigged and so the protests this time around? Who are the protesters in and what what did they want? The protests at the moment of very much driven by the economy. It's much more about people. Struggling to get by rather than an overtly political protests and the reason is that symbolic he's been in slow motion economic crisis for the past few years way. Its currency has been falling. It's used to have a currency was pegged to the dollar. The government is run. Run out of dollars. So it's been essentially printing it so in many it's been producing things called on notes. It's been producing a kind of an electronic money. All of these have been steadily losing value and of course Oh civil servants. Who are the biggest group of unionized employees? I have seen their pay rapidly falling buzz devaluation of the currency rampant inflation. And so does the government even have have the means to address those concerns in the short term. There is very little the government can do is broke. It is facing recession. The finance ministers expecting growth contract by about six to the seven percent this year. There is very little riddle renewed. The government's got to meet these demands to think of the notion of inflation and Zimbabwe's to think back a decade ago. When and you know you could get yourself a five hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollar note? Is there a link between what we're seeing now in the country and what we saw. Then that's absolutely right. Zimbabweans have memory memory of the rampant hyperinflation that the head in two thousand nine hundred absolutely devastated. The economy and many people are now looking at the inflation rate which the government has stopped reporting. So it's now take communists to try to guess and their estimates of around three hundred eighty four hundred percent and of course that not only brings back memories for some bog wins who are desperately trying into shot with what many they still have. We're also seeing disturbing. Echoes in the way in which the government's is responding to this so if one goes back to two thousand eight the finance minister at the time came out and said the normal laws of economics did not apply to Zimbabwe. And therefore he could printers matrimony as you want to do and that just fueled the hyperinflation and we're seeing again at the central bank in Zimbabwe as saying what it sees is a shortage of currency and it is therefore introducing yet another new currency which was going back to printing the old Zimbabwe Dolla. Paula and simply printing is not the way in which deals with inflation so the economic situation that Zimbabwe faces now is entirely down then to government economic mismanagement management or it is absolutely the result of economic mismanagement that goes back decades if one looks at the now late former President Robert Mugabe who ruled from independence in one thousand nine hundred ensler asked in two thousand seventeen Mugabe. Firstly overspent running huge deficits. He then decided the bigger idea to grab the most productive assets in the country. Entry the farms the commercial farms had mattis cronies who then mismanaged them. And we've seen ongoing economic mismanagement where the government is simply be unable to run a balanced budget control it spending and Risher investors that if they start putting many into irrigation on farms or mines or whatever it is that they want to invest in that these assets won't just get grabbed the of course the government is not taking the blame for it saying there is a drought and indeed. The rains have been bad. It is also being particularly genius when it blamed sanctions Western countries the US EU have imposed very targeted sanctions that are really targeted against the person and our punishment for being involved in gross human rights violations whereas the broad-ranging ranges and Baldwin Economic Commerce is a lot of continue unabated so if we assume that the normal laws of economics do apply in Zimbabwe. What should the government be doing instead? How could it pull itself out of this mess? The first thing to do is to simply get out of this crazy. Business of producing new currencies many people in Zimbabwe is somebody saying let's go back to the US taller. The government cannot be trusted to prince own money that would lead to quite as severe short term economic shock probably but it is something that a previous opposition government of national unity dead and stabilize the economy after the previous battle. Hyperinflation the second thing it needs to do is to come clean on. Its major export earnings Zimbabwe. Aubrey produces a lot of minerals in particular diamonds but there is very little transparency as to whether revenue from those governments control done minds ago. Many people suspect that it is disappearing disappearing into the pockets of senior people in the government in the military. Do you think that will that tells kind of wider tail. I mean what's your view on the outlook for the country. Now that it's shot of Mr Mr Mugabe and now under Mr Mnangagwa's aside from the current economic turmoil do you think the prospects are good but we has a real opportunity and that opportunity was offered search lost last year in July when it had selections and the West essentially lines up said. We're racist lending we're ready to support debt-relief and to get this economy back on its feet but in return. What we expect is a clean election and no human rights violations? And that didn't happen. There is an opportunity now. Given how deep the crisis says for governments to put his hands up essentially say okay. We're willing to take the steel into start. Enacting some real reforms in the process. Today we're really going to be seeing people coming asking for change a chance at hope and we will see today whether the government listens to that or whether it reverts to its old tactic of simply sending in the security perceive a schism piecing processes with the streets.
Robert Mugabe will have private burial at national Heroes' Acre
"Last week's death of former former Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe at the age of ninety five presented his country with a problem if from the worst problem with which Mugabe presented Zimbabwe during he's later decades of deranged misrule. How does one commemorate the passing of a figure who was both hero and villain in Mugabe's case indeed both with the founder and destroyer of his nation after an amount of agonizing it has now been decided that Mugabe will be interred in the National Heroes Acre in Harare Laura a public memorial ceremony will be held on Sunday one joined in the studio with more on this bond monocle twenty regular Georgina Godwin Georgina as our listeners are probably aware you are yourself Zimbabwean and I remember we spoke at the time of Mugabe's removal by coup data at how we had that atwells that he was no longer enough and what an I guess a big mental adjustment that was for generations of Zimbabweans. How are we is it adjusting to the fact that he's no longer here at all. You know I think people feel slightly cheated in a way that he went out really with a bit of a whimper not a bang that we and indeed he probably expected and he's no longer there but I gather that in his last few months. He wasn't all there mentally anyway. If you look at the photograph few months well I I mean from when he started wearing you know dribbles and chuck suits but and obviously as you point out his his last years were were he was in the grip of definitely something probably dementia but for him to be dead is something that's quite odd because what you're seeing in Zimbabwe's as you alluded to is people wanting still to hate him but also really wanting to acknowledge the role that he played in in in the formations the country and say so there's quite a lot of them big dichotomy between how people feel because us as I think we discussed at the time if Mugabe is say had sort of cheerfully stepped down from office circa the late eighties and sort of idled into a retirement of giving elections and writing books he would be regarded as one of the twentieth century's heroic figures wouldn't they completely and utterly and he would have got a hero's funeral. Oh hang on the funeral which does prompt the question though that who who turns up for Mugabe's Hero's funeral thousands of people have been attending the lying in state. At referrers stadium in Harari who still is Mugabe's constituency well at the formal proceedings. You'll have a lot of heads of state state. I think Cyril Ramaphosa is coming from South Africa and various other people from from around the continent impacts further afield but in terms of ordinary people what generally happens in in in situations like this is that people have Boston and their promised food and those are the two things that people have that they don't have any fuel in Zimbabwe so they wouldn't be able to get there by themselves. They don't have the money money for bus fare and they're desperate to eat so if you promise people all of that they will turn up much. I mean I'm sympathetic to an extent extent or to this extent with the current Zimbabwean government. You have to acknowledge his passing some how you have to do something if not not what is being done what other suggestions have people made there was an argument of course to whether he should be buried in National Heroes Acre. But where else would you put him well. He is family. It appeared wanted him buried in his home area of Qatar which is where he comes from and I think would have been one way around it but it appears that the government was really pushing to have him in heroes. Acre which apparently he had not wanted himself. There was another really interesting piece of not not legislation but something else he put in his will. I think which was that his wife Grace Mugabe was to stay with the casket at all times until he was buried therefore what he's doing doing that is guaranteeing her starring role in his final Hurrah. Do you get the sense that the current government and we should remind ourselves that the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa was for many years Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe's kind of conciliatory if you will are they trying to reanimate the myth of Mugabe the liberator to to their own ends. I think that that would certainly serve a purpose that the end but I mean at the same time time. Mugabe's very useful is somebody that you can up lay all the blame on and say look it wasn't us it was the previous guy where clean we're going forward and of course that's what the what Managua A and his cronies would like us to think that this is a completely new dispensation. It really isn't make no mistake.
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Well, that was one of the issues that was raised by prison, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who led the celebrations is that Zimbabwe might be celebrating. But he also alluded to the fact that Zimba had really showing the spirit of unity by coming to give donating clothes and food. A lot of volunteer doctors and aid work has wind out the two assistant. He commended that what are things like after the cyclone, many people are still trying to rebuild and the operation that started all those weeks ago is still not over a not all of the people have been recovered, the governments and even private sick to companies have been out day to try to remove some of the st-. Jones. I mean, we talk about a cyclone. But I think the reasons for the devastation is the fact that these granite boulders came crashing down from the mountains into these people's homes and burying some of these communities, and so they still out of work that needs to be done of the roads have been opened up to exit some of these areas of but still people are looking for they loved ones that they lost. What about the meaning of these celebrations? The this independence day celebrations since Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected leader last year. Our people marking this day differently than other independence days in the past. You'll member last year at Emerson Mnangagwa had been in power for about six months had swept into power through this military coup. When there was still a lot of optimism. He was making the right moves the saying the right things in terms of ending corruption declaring financial interests among his government officials warning that they'd be arrested for corruption. But a year later the mood has changed. Changed quite a dramatically. None of those top officials that he arrested have been successfully prosecuted of the economy has worsened infect were so than it was under President Robert Mugabe, the price of Brent doubled this week the price of fuel doubled in January. And so people are still trying to understand why this is happening when there was so many promises for change that Emmerson Mnangagwa made when he came into power eighteen months ago, speaking of change guy outside of Imbaba, as you know, there are rumblings of an African spring and Sudan and Jerry next month than South Africa. There are elections. What do all these developments mean for Zimbabweans was Imbaba until watching all of the events happening around Africa with a great deal of interest? They've been a lot of listens. Learnt from the way. Emerson Managua took power and many people are hoping that in Sudan, the same lessons will be learned to Nigeria. The sameness will be learned that just because you change a person at the top. Doesn't mean that the whole system has been dismantled the military that prompt Robert Mugabe is still propping innocent Managua. They've now been given these positions within government, but very little in terms of power has changed. And I think that's the biggest advice that is above wayans would give Sudanese and to L Jerry's is that make sure that the whole system is dismantled once and full my BBC colleague Shingai neocon speaking with us from Harare Zimbabwe on capitol. Thanks very much. Thank you before. The mullahs report was released today. A big question. Many people had was what did the special counsels team conclude about possible? Obstruction of Justice by the president. There are several mentions in the document of possible obstructive acts..
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"BBC World Service coming to you live from London. I'm James kumarisami in a moment. We'll get the latest from Zimbabwe later on the program. A prominent Chinese Australian novelist has vanished on a visit to China. We'll speak to his friend and mental who urged him not to go before. He took the flight for really octroi China key for me up. I actually we have a white hot debate on the form that I swear to persuade him not to take the risk plus as the United Nations. Heritage authorities moved to protect reggae music from outside influences will explore what makes it unique. Always feeding that there was something special. There was a passion feeling that was real because in the inner city we live each other's lives. And so our music express them. We begin though in Zimbabwe where there has been a blunt assessment by the government appointed human rights commission of what has been happening in the country over the past ten days, it said that the security forces there have engaged in systematic torture. Even as Imbaba government spokesman characterize the response to the anti-government protests as a bit of firmness and president Emmerson Mnangagwa, held out the offer of dialogue on the BBC's Africa. Correspondent Andrew Harding is in these Imbaba in capital, Harare. And he's been speaking to some of those who've borne the brunt. The security operation. Writhing in agony.
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Hello. I'm David Harper. With the BBC news. A judge in the United States has delayed. The sentencing of President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn to get him. More time to cooperate with the special counsel Robert Mueller. Mr Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Carry O'Donoghue is in Washington. I think if you look at what happened this morning in court. There was a serious concern clearly that they were heading for prison term, even though Robert Mueller. I'd recommended no time the judge lucky heading for something like that potentially. He offered them the chance to take a break and do a bit more talking to the special counsel and comeback for a scheduling hearing in March, and they took that pretty quickly. So I think having had nineteen meetings already with Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller, my water few more. And I think that's something that will worry the White House a great deal. New York's attorney general has hailed the closure of the charity established in Donald Trump's name as a victory for the rule of law. Barbara Underwood who is a democrat accused the Trump foundation of engaging in a shocking pattern of illegality. From New York has not a Towfiq. President Trump's foundation will be dissolved under judicial supervision, New York's attorney general Barbara Underwood said the charities remaining one point seven five million dollars would be distributed to other recipients approved by her office. The attorney general said the Trump foundation functioned as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump's business and political interests, including unlawful coordination with his presidential campaign. A lawsuit filed in June against the foundation sought the charities closure along with millions of dollars in penalties. Britain's Defense Secretary says three and a half thousand soldiers are ready to assist in the event of a no deal Brexit. Kevin Williamson said there have been no formal request from any government department. The plans were being put in place to have the troops. Ready? Should they be needed? Earlier. Britain's cabinet decided to step up preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal in March. An official report into deadly violence in Zimbabwe following the presidential election early. This year has found that troops used disproportionate force against opposition. Protesters the poll gave victory to president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who reads extracts from the report at a news conference in Harari these so flavor munition delegated people, especially when they were fleeing was clearly unjustified and disproportionate the Commission's finding balance operability from all the evidence received is that the days of these six people and injuries sustained. This arose from the actions of the military and the police Zimbabwean President Emmerson Nyack that world news from the BBC. The Belgian prime minister, Sean Michelle has offered his resignation following the withdrawal Elliott this month of one of the partners in his governing coalition. The new Flemish alliance quit in protest at the government's backing for UN deal on migration signed in Morocco last week. Mr Michel has told king Philippe of his decision. The Brazilian construction giant and Randy Gutierrez has signed a deal with the government. As part of a corruption inquiry and promised to pay back four hundred million dollars eight received an overpriced contracts the solicitor general says more than a hundred other companies and two hundred individuals will be investigated as a result of the deal. I'm d guitarists has admitted paying bribes to senior government officials in exchange for lucrative contracts. The United Nations says more work needs to be done before a committee can be established that would draw up a new constitution for Syria a step seen as crucial to peace efforts there. Imaging Phuc reports the fact that after months of negotiations there is still no final agreement shows just how difficult the move from the end of conflict to lasting peace is going to be the presence in Geneva of the three powers who hold most influence in Syria. Russia Turkey and Duran does not. Seem to have brought significant progress the UN wants what it calls a credible balanced and inclusive committee, but there is no real agreement between the Syrian government and the opposition about what constitutes balance and who should be included. European football's governing body UEFA has launched an investigation into alleged anti semitic. Chanting by supporters of the London club Chelsea in the Europa league match in.
ABC, President and Zimbabwe discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Overnight will be in the fifties it will warm up a bit tomorrow into the seventies. Closer to eighty on Tuesday I'm Kelly Blair with, your forecast. From the KOMO forecast team Zimbabwe has a new president that and more in world news headlines ABC's Jennifer Eccleston reports. From London Zimbabwe's official
Deep forehead wrinkles may signal a higher risk for cardiovascular mortality
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A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa after disputed vote
"Zimbabwe has sworn in its president, tens of thousands gathered in a stadium to celebrate Emmerson Mnangagwa. But as NPR's Ava Peralta reports, the opposition leader says, he doesn't recognize the election results. Managua came into power last year after the military helped him house, longtime ruler, Robert Mugabe in his inaugural speech. He preached unity president. I. To fans and by without fear of favor. President of Zimbabwe says, despite recent political violence, the civic freedoms, ushered in by Mugabe's ouster are here to stay eight,
German journalist facing terror trial in Turkey returns home
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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa takes oath of office
"Newly elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in, today foreign leaders will join tens of. Thousands of his supporters at an elaborate. Ceremony in the capital. Harare the BBC's shinkin yorker is that the president elect will take, his oath of office in an elaborate ceremony. Foreign leaders and, tens of thousands of his supporters will attend the event Mr. Nanga GRA has called for peace unity and for the country to move forward this follows weeks of post-election tensions a deadly. Protest and illegal challenge to his victory the main opposition movement for democratic change alliance refuses to concede defeat and. Is expected to boycott the event they described as a fake inauguration they, planned more protests and to lodge a formal complaint with the African Union
A subdued Zimbabwe set for Mnangagwa's inauguration, again
"Expected to gather. To hear him. Celebrate mass that's all here on, weekends I the world news BBC. News Hello I'm. Gareth the United States Senator McCain has died at. The age of Eighty-one he'd been suffering from brain cancer and decided to stop, treatment earlier, this week Senator McCain although Republican was a fierce critic of President Trump in the audio version of his memoir he called for an. End to confrontational, politics before I leave I'd like to see our politics begin to return to the purposes and practices that distinguish our history from the. History of other nations I'd like to see us recover our sense that we're more alike. Than different tribute suggest McCain have come from politicians of both, parties in the US the Florida Senator Marco Rubio coot him an American hero someone who had set the standard for what we should. Expect from public
Elon Musk, NPR and Pope Francis discussed on NPR News Now
"Is in Ireland. On the first papal visit. There are nearly four decades. He's due to visit a shelter for homeless families later this hour, but it is official. Welcome earlier today. Irish, prime Minister, Leo varada car, publicly urged the pope to put action behind his condemnation of decades of clergy, sexual abuse, there's much to be done to bring about Justice and truth on healing for the victims and survivors. Holy Father. We ask that you use your office and influence to ensure that this is done here in Ireland and also around the world. Pope Francis told a state reception, the scandal and the churches failure to adequately address it is repugnant.
The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition now rejects election ruling
"Then Bob way held its breath as the country's constitutional coup review petition by the opposition challenging last month's presidential election, victory of MSN Menin gangwar ahead of the ruling the streets in the capital Harare were almost empty delivering the verdict, chief Justice league Malabo said the allegations of election, tampering. By the opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa unsubstantiated the court finds that the 'applicant is failed to bliss before you eat clear direct sufficient and credible evidence today that he alleges, Mont election process, materially existent. You know, though, is there was no proof of the hub innings of these irregularities as a metal fact, but no Ola happy with the coots decision as fit and the opposition MDC Tendai BT said his paws, he would continue to work towards the mood Democratics in bubbly. We will remain in the trenches fighting for democratic change. You know, country through pitiful constitional means with all disturbed before we've taken the blues like today. But with with this incredible capacity, affording down, investing ourselves in looking at least in the in, we never blink is a middle principal correspondent in Harare, shin guy, Neal was in couth when the verdict was delivered. The judge did give more details on why they arrived at that decision about what he did say is that the the mole index drooling would be. Released at a later stage that he saints any. What he said is that the the the Nelson Chamisa would have to provide substantial evidence aflame to void this inaction. He also saved that Nelson Chamisa had not a used old legal remedies that were available to him that he could have ordered a recount and that he also could have unsealed a requested for the Bennett books as to be unsealed a, he had alleged a huge, a massive irregularities in terms of a ghost voting double counting of results. And the judge said that if only he had applied for the ballot boxes to be open to that might have been substantiated, but it wasn't. And so now an Elson chummy Chamisa we'll have to go back to the join boat to decide what his next move is a while. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is preparing for his inauguration. That by law is expected to happen within the next forty eight dollars. Now you say they have. Go by decide what the next move is. The opposition had said that they wouldn't accept any outcome from this that wasn't in that faith us a to this leave the movement for democratic change. Why can they won't come? They do well for many people to have very limited avenues, especially given the fact that this comb court ruling in the constitutional court ruling. They cannot appeal against its final of what they have say does that they intend to have a press conference tomorrow, win. Nelson Chamisa will map out the way forward. They have said that they still want to dispute this ruling, but that they will do that within the confines of the law. It's not clear whether they're going to reach out to Amazon mnangagwa's to try to come to some kind of an agreement to accommodate them within government or whether they're going to take a diplomatic route to go around the world and essentially voice. They concerns about this. This contested
Zimbabwe opposition now rejects election ruling
"The constitutional quotas Zimababwe has. Upheld the election victory of president Emmerson Mnangagwa paving the way for his inauguration it dismissed an appeal by the, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa who'd alleged there was widespread rigging in last month's vote chief Justice looked. Malabo who said the, opposition and failed to provide evidence delivered the ruling Amazon Dumbledore non Godoi is declared the winner of the presidential. Elections On the July two thousand eighteen after the ruling president, Mellon Gagua called for unity in the opposition MDC, said it's response would be within
Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition's vote challenge
"Through the one does of modern technology. I spent most of yesterday in the constitutional Kuta Zimababwe as the opposition argued that last month's presidential election results should be thrown out alleging that only massive doctoring of the vote had kept Emerson one and Gaga in office when and Gagua claims to have won the poll with fifty point eight percent of the vote in the first election since the asking of Robert Mugabe in November last year off to eight hours the court retired to consider their verdict and will convene again on Friday afternoon.
Zimbabwe court to hear opposition election challenge Aug. 22
"Lawyers representing Zimbabwe's. President Emmerson Mnangagwa filed papers, urging the country's constitutional court to throw out an, opposition challenge to his election the this Imbaba electoral commission has said, Emma Gagua, and the. Ruling Zanu PF party won the July thirtieth election it was the first election without former longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on the ballot the electoral commission said Emin Gagua received fifty point eight percent of the vote and his main challenger Nelson Chamisa forty four point three, percent the main opposition. MDC party filed a legal challenge to the results on Friday alleging gross mathematical errors and calling for, a fresh vote or a declaration that Chamisa had one Emma Godoi lawyer and spokesman for the sano. PF party, called the challenge political and said it has no merit there's no sound argument raised by Nelson Chamisa To challenge the electoral victory of prison Amazon He is no legal challenge one is not. Complied with, the taken code Rusal the court and Secondly the case is normally the constitutional court has about, two weeks to, rule on the opposition petition challenging the
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on KQED Radio
"As placed his. Former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa takes charge not exactly a fresh start for the country but he immediately, starts trying to fix him Bob ways very broken economy between two thousand and two thousand eight, the country's GDP fell by half the sharpest contraction ever for a peacetime economy poverty rates soared to more. Than seventy percent. In the midst of hyperinflation in two thousand nine the country abandoned its own, currency and adopted the US dollar which helps, stabilize the economy temporarily but it hit a second bout of hyperinflation in two thousand. Seventeen and is now desperately short. On cash Managua knows Zimbabwe can't tackle these problems on its own Zimbabwe open for business Political issues but It's, economics Six Truth Valley which is a big change from the Mugabe. Days mnangagwa's does away with a requirement that companies be majority owned by. Zimbabwean he promises to compensate white farmers for the. Land the government sees from them in the early, two. Thousands and in the run-up to the, elections all this talk starts to pique the interest of international. Investors and there've been many people scurrying around looking for opportunities in. Zimbabwe Steve Hanky is a professor at Johns Hopkins. University he says the country used to be an agricultural. Powerhouse so investors see lots of. Potential they're actually mulling his own investment in, Zimbabwe building cold storage facilities for warehousing. Fruit we know there's a deficiency and we know precisely what it is in, Zimbabwe whether it is going to be economically feasible to to actually design and construct a coal storage facility and manage. It we, we we don't know. Yet Hanky doesn't know if the promised economic reforms will materialize or what the money and banking system might look. Like will investors be able to Borrow money will, they be able to get their money out of the country when they want it back and that's all in a. Very big, state of flux now. And I would say almost a bigger state of flux after the election the election that was supposed to reassure. Investors only raised more questions Just two days after the nation went peacefully to vote there. Is bloodshed and chaos this from the UK's channel.
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Lunch, but it's not clear what time that will be, who does have been camped outside. And the question is, what time will they file? Would they leave it to the last minute or will they will they file on time? So this this Mr. Mnangagwa is still going to go ahead as planned with the swearing in ceremony on Sunday. As he said, he would do. The invitations were sent out to various heads of states around the world, and we understand that fourteen had confirmed that they would attend. The government has always maintained that that Sunday date was tentative by law. They cannot go ahead with an inauguration. If the MDC alliance files, it's papers today because the traditional cool to might dispense with the case as soon as possible either today or tomorrow, but they have fourteen days to to give a judgement. So it's likely that if the NBC does go ahead and file that inauguration will have to be postponed. Until this matter is resolved in court, what to make of ten diabetes detention and subsequent release on bail. Well, this quite interesting that president Emmerson Mnangagwa wins out on Twitter yesterday and declared that he had intervened to ensure that Tendai BT was released. MS raised a lot of questions here assured some people that perhaps he wants to abide by the rule of law, but the other issue. Is that how the question is how much influence does he have on the judiciary that he can intervene in matters of the court as David Coulthard stay in via the MDC is hugely influential, especially Tim diabetes. He's a former finance minister. He's influential in Washington. He has the ear. So what happens now essentially depends on what happens in government in the courts here today, but also with the opposition will contest these results and what comes out instead and briefly still many challenges facing the new president? Absolutely. And one of his latest challenges a US President, Donald Trump has signed into. To law an amendment to the sanctions that were imposed on Zimbabwe in two thousand and one. Essentially, what they're saying is that the one they want free and fair elections, but they also want an improvement in human rights so that they can support any kind of financial assistance since you chips Shingai and he'll cut in Zimbabwe. Hundreds of flights with the budget airline Ryanair have been cancelled because of a twenty four hour strike by pilots in five European countries. The walkout at the peak of the holiday season is the biggest so far over pay and conditions at Ryan air. Emily Dawson was one of the passengers hoping to travel today am I was meant to begin to Gothenburg in Sweden. I was going to one of my best friends, weddings. And as you can imagine, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity that unfortunately, we're not going to be able to attend. So we were given two days notice by Ryan. And when we looked on the website, there were no alternative flight. When I then cooled Rhianna they. Aren't able to give us an alternative route. And unfortunately, all of the other flights are in excess of four hundred pounds per person, and we just can't con justify Gavin Lee who's in Brussels reports on the scale of the.
Mike Pompeo: ‘ways to go’ before North Korea meets denuke vow
"A moment here on the BBC it'll be science in action where we will be revisiting the mystery of the demise of one of the great. Civilizations of the world the Mayans it's a really intriguing story to. See how a civilization that developed over two or three thousand years can decline over. The period of two hundred years? It really captures the imagination. Of both the general public and scientists new evidence puts drastic climate change and prolonged drought at the heart of the collapse but what are the lessons today join me after the news BBC news with David Harper the US secretary of state's Mike Pompeo has said diplomatic and economic pressure must. Be maintained on North, Korea over its nuclear program he was speaking after United Nations report fans that North Korea. Had not stopped its nuclear and missile programs speaking at the ASEAN foreign ministers gathering in Singapore Mr., Pompeo announced the United States would provide nearly three hundred million dollars to reinforce security cooperation in southeast Asia China's foreign minister said the country had no choice but to put in place defensive. Installations thousands. Of women in the South Korean capital Seoul are taking part in the latest protest against what they say is an epidemic of secretly filmed spike Cam. Pornography demonstrating against secret recordings made in changing rooms toilets and public. Spaces which later shared online the United States has urged Imbaba as opposition leaders to. Accept the official results of the? Presidential elections which gave victory Three to the ruling, party's Emmerson Mnangagwa the US State Department said those with grievances should pursue them peacefully through established legal channels protesters in Iran are reported to. Attacked a religious school, in the latest in a wave of demonstrations across the country the head of a seminary. In the town of Esther hard said five hundred people chanting anti-government slogans trying to break down doors, and light fires A Russian helicopter carrying oil work has has crashed. In the Siberian reason region of, KRAsnoyarsk killing at least eighteen people the. Russian minister transport ministry said the aircraft collided with a cargo helicopter soon after takeoff thousands. Of students and school people staged protests in the Bangladeshi.
BBC, North Korea and Donald Campbell discussed on Morning Edition
"They went wrong director too eager to be billion we'll be looking. At the impact fairly. House on businesses and individuals it's just really embarrassing, you want to go in hiding on exploring weather being more. Open about our mistakes might make, us more successful. I love discussion. While someone says this is wrong this is failure we're on. A, mission to find. Out the secret, of failing well that's global business after the news Hello I'm David Harper with. The BBC news the US secretary, of state Mike Pompeo has had diplomatic and economic pressure. Must be maintained on North Korea over its nuclear program but he said he was optimistic that the. Process for denuclearization would be achieved he was speaking after United Nations report. Found that North Korea had not stopped its nuclear and. Missile, programs Mr. Pompeo is. Attending. An Asian regional conference in Singapore charisma the Swannee is that even in the lead up to this summit it was very clear what the US is priorities at the summit we're. Going to be he wanted to emphasize the importance of keeping up. Economic sanctions you know. He said diplomatic and economic sanctions but frankly it's, really the economic sanctions that have taken a real chunk out. Of the North Korean regime's ability, to fund itself. Needs says it's. Vital for Asian governments to keep that pressure up and that. Was, the message he brought to the The summit today thousands of women. In the South Korean capital Seoul taking part in the latest protests against what they say is an epidemic. Of secretly filmed spike ham pornography Joanna jolly reports wearing. Red, t-shirts and with their faces covered the women wave banners with the, slogan my life is not your porn this is the latest demonstration. Against the use of. Secret recordings made on cameras hidden in changing rooms toilets and, public spaces, the finish, from these is shed, widely on, illegal porn sites the protesters say not enough is being done to punish the men who filmed. Distribute and view these images since, they began in may the mass demonstrations have become the. Biggest ever female lead protest movement in South Korea The United. States has urged Zimba as opposition leaders to, accept the official, results of the presidential elections which gave victory to the ruling party's Emmerson Mnangagwa the US State Department said those with grievances should pursue them peacefully through, established, legal, channels China urged respect for this Imbaba and people's choice the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has rejected, the results saying the poll was. Rigged Gladys Tsunga cheerie an election observer helps to register women voters before the, poll in as much as we're able to. Mobilize in get citizens to engage with candidates across political parties. Will also says the a lot of intimidation that was happening especially in rural communities where people what ended those meetings then being threatened to say short the ruling party lose we will deal with you after the election Protesters, in, Iran are reported to of attacked a religious school in the latest in a wave of demonstrations across the country the head of a seminary in the northern town of Esther Hart said five hundred people chanting anti-government slogans trying, to break down doors and light fires sporadic protests in various cities have largely been largely, driven by anger at. The economic situation will news from the BBC The Israeli navy has intercepted a, Swedish flagged activists boat heading towards the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break Israel's blockade of. The territory is the second boat to be seized. In less than a week the vessel called freedom for Gaza was carrying twelve people and medical equipment a Russian helicopter carrying. Oil workers has crashed in the Siberian region of KRAsnoyarsk killing at least, eighteen people the Russian, transport ministry, said the aircraft went down near an, oil, installation about one hundred and eighty kilometers from the town of Isaka. It had fifteen passengers and three crew on board The group of Thai boys who. Spent more than two weeks trapped in a flooded cave have left a. Monastery where they spent time as Buddhist novices eleven boys and their football coach entered the temple in memory. Of a volunteer diver who died during, the rescue the twelfth boy is Christian and was not ordained the authorities have urged the media. To give them time to adjust to normal life In Britain the record-breaking hydroplane Bluebird is due to take to the water shortly for the first time in more than fifty years to, undergo trials, in Scotland high speed boat crashed in the late. District in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven killing the pilot Donald Campbell Katrina Renton reports Donald Campbell was attempting to break his own water. Speed record of two hundred and seventy six miles per hour he had reached speeds of more than three hundred miles per hour when Bluebird flipped and crashed on Coniston water. In the lake district Donald, Campbell lost his life while Bluebird broke up and sank but the jet engine hydroplane that, held seven world records was salvaged from the lake in two, thousand one after a painstaking seventeen year restoration she was loaded onto a trailer and brought onto the isle of. Beauty yesterday evening today she will be lowered onto. The water of lock fired where she will undergo trials Katrina Renton reporting BBC news Received a lot of attention what is it. What does it look like well a face mask worryingly an electric cord attached to, it exactly it's, a rejuvenation It's an American Beauty mask so you strap it. Onto your head? And then it gives you? Electric, shocks for about fifteen.
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"In Zimbabwe have. Disrupted a news conference where opposition leader Nelson, Chamisa was to respond to Monday's election results, she meets the claims vote rigging and says they'll challenge the. Results of his election laws president Emmerson Mnangagwa who narrowly won quickly condemned, the police action the World Health Organization says it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of. Ebola in Cangos latest outbreak is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be. Used the global agencies emergencies director says three thousand vaccine doses are still in. Congo's capital following an earlier, outbreak that was declared over last week US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says North Korea it's far from living. Up to its pledge to. Denuclearized and remains in violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions Pompeo's told reporters in Singapore there's still, a ways to. Go before achieving the goal of ridding the north of its nuclear weapons A story by Ernest Hemingway takes place, during World War Two when it was written, in nineteen fifty six is being published for the first time. The strand magazine says a room on the garden side appears that it's, summer edition the story draws upon Hemingway's experiences as a correspondent them combatant during World War Two a room on. The garden side is set in Paris in nineteen forty four right after the city. Was liberated from that to control the Hemingway society is Kern it contributed the. Afterwards saying the story contains, all the trademark elements readers love in having way way wrote other World War Two stories over the last decade. Of his life some of. Them he admitted could be shocking he told his publisher you can always publish them after I'm dead The heat wave, gripping much of Europe has reached Finland now a supermarket chain there is, inviting customers to spend the night at one of its air conditioned stores. K. supermarkets satellites Facebook page the patrons hoping. To cool down could, stay overnight at the molten Helsinki broad Sean.
Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores
"The news. Hello I'm Marion Marshall with the BBC news Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed what he termed the unverified fake results of the, presidential election which is given victory to the incumbent. Emmerson Mnangagwa Mr. Trump criticized electoral commission saying the level of opaqueness. Was. Baffling Mr. Mnangagwa has urged him Bob Williams to unite behind. His presidency the head of, the election observers. In Zimbabwe Brock told. The BBC there was a lack. Of transparency, he said the result must be properly confirmed smoke peace to that country and therefore must have curb related to what's. Your position That is. Also results, of all set up at the end of the day I think the important version for for the people in Zimbabwe Turkey says it will work closely with the. United States to resolve disagreements between them the Turkish Foreign Minister. Chavalit sure you said the agreement came after constructive meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on the, sidelines, of Asian. Regional talks in Singapore the US is imposed sanctions onto Turkish ministers over the continued detention of an American clergyman in Turkey Andrew Bramsen faces terrorism charges can reach member Swannee. Is in Singapore the, to have met against the backdrop of what appears to be an, escalating diplomatic crisis between the United States and Turkey earlier in the week there was. Sanctions placed on to Turkish ministers by the United States and that led to quite a dramatic fall in the price of the Turkish currency what we do know is that the secretary of state has said. That the sanctions have been put in place because they want to show Turkey. That they're serious about the release of the American clergyman transport Unions in Venezuela have angrily rejected government plans to collect information about car ownership to control the distribution of petrol supplies they warned us it. Creates an internal black-market subsidized fuel is resold for prophet Daniel Ghana's, reports in Venezuela one gallon of gasoline cost less than one. Set of a US dollar depending on the exchange rate a person uses but that is about to, change President Nicolas. Madura ordered a vehicle census to be held this week the government wants to know how many cars and what models are being used by Venezuelans authorities will later use those. Numbers to come up, with an energy policy that is likely to increase the price of, fuel Madurai says Venezuela's subsidized gasoline is being illegally smuggled out of the country and. Into Colombia the US department of Justice has told a court at volunteers and activists should take the lead in locating undocumented migrants who've been separated from their children hundreds of parents have been deported while there Children remain in detention centers the US government says the American Civil Liberties. Union which challenged the policy in court should use its resources to help world news from the BBC research scientists for the US defense department say the recently repatriated remains of America's Korean war dead appear to be. From the, renowned, battle of, Chechen which took place in the winter of nineteen fifty the. Fifty five sets of remains include written information about where they were found tens of thousands of Chinese and US troops were killed near the strategic Chechen. Reservoir in the northeast of the Korean peninsula Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may is doing southern, France later today to meet the French president Emmanuel. Macron at his summer retreat British ministers attended meetings in Paris earlier this week to try to make progress with officials in European capitals towards realising Britain's plan to withdraw from the European Union next year A new study has suggested humans with. Short stature on the Indonesian island of Flores evolved independently thousands of. Years apart scientists decoded genes at. The islands Monday pygmy population to find out if they might be partly descended from members of an extinct species which have come to be known as hobbits. Fossilized remains were found fifteen years ago Richard Green is, associate professor at the university of California Santa Cruz. They are not related at all it turns out that the folks, who live there now are short genetically for largely the same reason that. Folks elsewhere in the world would be short painted a pretty. Clear picture that this island were short stature because it has driven hominids to be small twice and Australian climate has been. Rescued from a mountain in New Zealand southern Alps where he'd been trapped for several nights in sub zero conditions he's believed to have dug a snow cave to stay alive The climate emergency beacon signal had, been picked up picked up in the United States and passed to local. Agencies a rescuer said the Australian was lucky to be alive BBC World Service news Hello and welcome to talking books from hay festival with me governess, every year writers thinkers politicians and others gathered here in Wales to talk about books and ideas from around the world Today I'm joined by. An Arado, ROY, the, author of four novels. Which, dissect the complexities of her native India nationalism casts the place of women and the, burden of history and tradition on a Boston rapidly modernizing nation Amerada ROY welcome to talking books Now I. Just finished your latest novel and? I wanted to give everybody watching. And listening a flavor of your writing and maybe if you'd be kind, of, just to start we'll talk about the book booking detail later this is all the lies. We never. Lived, could, you redo in paragraph In my childhood I. Was known as the boy. Whose mother had. Run off with an Englishman The man was in fact German but in small, town India in those, days all white foreigners were largely thought office British this unconcern for accuracy annoyed my, scholarly father even in circumstances as dire as losing his wife to another man Now when I read that I couldn't. Ben stopped reading that is, a great opening paragraph did you in terms of the Crafter writing. When you sit down, is that something you revised and, revise and revised is that, somehow because it does set all themes of the book a young boy grows up but is. His life isn't totally changed, because his mother ran away this I often read I actually normally rewrite beginnings endlessly and in my first book what I thought was the beginning ended up in the. Middle when I, had finished the book but with this, this paragraph I started the book and that was how it came and, not a word of it changed right through. Many many and is terribly engaging, for all sorts of, reasons first of all. We feel immediate empathy for the child but we also understand that, his father is a, bit of a patent and this is something that you explore thrown And so and it said Books are really against the developing politics of twentieth, and twenty first, century India the family, story. And then, the background yes This.
Ancient 'Hobbit' Study Reveals an Island That Forced Humans to Shrink Twice
"Years of vicious fighting and with hundreds of thousands of. People dead has Bashar our side, won the war in Syria he holds all the major cities and his forces have just retaken the province. Of DARA where the uprising began in two thousand and. Eleven he's Kurdish opponents have traveled to Damascus to begin negotiations so is the war over or is a new phase of the Syrian crisis about to begin in the north of. The country Turkey and the Kurds are eyeing each other warily although, the so called Islamic state has lost, most of its territory it. Is still able to wreak havoc so can peace be reestablished can Syria begin to rebuild? And how will it welcome home more. Than five million refugees that's the real story from the BBC Coming up after the news Hello I'm David. Harper with the BBC news the opposition movement for democratic change alliance in Zimbabwe says it does not recognize. The victory of the incumbent the incumbent Emmerson. Mnangagwa in Monday's presidential election Mr. Mnangagwa was installed following the coup which. Asked Robert Mugabe last year the MDC says it. Will launch a legal challenge it's leader Nelson Chamisa, one little. More than forty four percent Andrew Harding is in Harari Emerson mnangagwa's said he was humbled by the resultant urge Zimbabweans unite behind his presidency tweeting that this was a. New beginning for the, country he secured fifty point eight percent of the vote just. Enough to avoid a runoff but the opposition has questioned the remarkably high turnout and maintains that. The election has been stolen they've promised to take to the. Streets in huge numbers much now depends on whether they can prove that the figures are substantially out of step with credible independent tallies US counter intelligence investigators are Ported to have discovered a suspected. Russian spy working at the American embassy in Moscow the guardian newspaper says the woman came under suspicion two. Years ago Peter Bowes reports the Russian nationalist. Said by the guardian to have had access to internet and Email systems. Giving her a potential window into highly confidential material. Including the shadows of the president and the vice, president a. US government official has confirmed the woman was working for the secret service in Moscow and statement the US secret service said it recognized all foreign service nationals could be. Subjected to foreign intelligence, influence especially in Russia but he's not it they were never. Given or placed in a position to obtain national security information the US secretary of state Mike. Pompeo has met his Turkish counterpart in attempts to avert an. Estimating escalating diplomatic crisis gene Turkey and America the meeting was held on the sidelines of regional talks in Singapore the US has said It will freeze the property and US held assets, of two Turkish ministers in. Protest at the, detention of an American clergyman in Turkey Andrew Brinson faces terrorism charges and you study has suggested humans with short stature on the Indonesian island of Flora's evolve, independently fastened years apart scientists decoded the genes of the islands modern day pygmy population to. Find out if they might be partly descended from members of an. Extinct species which have come to be known as hobbits their fossilized remains were found fifteen years ago, Richard Green is, associate professor at the. University of California they are not related at all it turns out that the. Folks who live there now. Are short genetically for largely the same reason that elsewhere in the world would be short. Painted a pretty clear. Picture that this island favors short stature because it has driven hominids. To be small twice Well news from the. BBC defense officials in the United States say Iran's military. Has become a major naval exercise. In the Gulf the drills involve scores have small attack boats a spokesman for the US military central command said they were monitoring increased Iranian operations in. The Gulf and the straight of HAMAs the US is, due to impose new sanctions on Tehran on Monday The US department of, Justice has, told a court hearing that volunteers and activists should take the lead in locating the undocumented, migrants who have been separated from their children most of. The families split up under the controversial policy have been reunited following a court order but not all hundreds of parents have been deported while that children was, still in detention centers research scientists for the defense department say recently repatriated, remains of America's Korean war debt appear to be from the renowned. Battle of Chosin which took place in the, winter of nineteen fifty fifty five cents of the remains transferred from North Korea include written information about where they were found tens. Of thousands of Chinese and US troops were killed navy strategic reservoir An Australian, climate has been rescued from a maintain in New Zealand's southern Alps where he'd been. Trapped for several nights in sub. Zero conditions is believed to have dug a snow cave to stay alive I n ship is has the story the climber named his left and Terry heart had been. Trapped on mount aspiring since Tuesday when someone in the United States picked up the signal of, emergency beacon and called New Zealand rescue center a helicopter with four rescue workers manage to find, him on Thursday but weather conditions, made it, impossible to early him so two team state denied bringing much needed food and blankets a, break in the weather allowed you straighten climber to. Be. Taken to hospital on Friday a rescue worker said the man is lucky to be alive and probably wouldn't have lost his another night and that's the latest, BBC news Hello welcome to the real story. I'm.
Chinese Goods May Face 25% Tariffs, Not 10%, as Trump's Anger Grows
"Dot or the warrant piece report I'm Amy Goodman President Donald Trump. Called Wednesday for his attorney general to immediately end special counsel. Robert Muller's investigation into Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election prompting critics to charge the president is guilty of obstructing Justice, and a Wednesday morning tweets, storm Trump, wrote this, is a terrible situation in Terni general Jeff Sessions should stop this rigged. Witch hunt right now before it continues to stay in, our country, any further. Congressman Adam Schiff the ranking. Democrat on the house intelligence committee responded this. Is an attempt to obstruct Justice hiding in plain sight America must never accept it At the White House senior administration officials. Claimed Trump was merely expressing an opinion this is White House. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Look the president is not obstructing he's fighting back the president is stating his opinion. He stating at. Clearly and he's certainly expressing the frustration that he has with the level of, corruption that we've seen from people like Jim Komi Peter Struck Andrew McCabe, President. Trump's call for an end, to the Muller, probe came on the second. Day of his former campaign manager's trial in Alexandria Virginia Paul Manafort. Faces eighteen charges including tax fraud Bank fraud and money laundering prosecutors told the jury Manafort hid much of the sixty million dollars. He earned from lobbying as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf, of pro, Russian Ukrainian, officials by stashing it in undisclosed overseas accounts witnesses, describe Manafort is spending lavishly from the accounts on cars, luxury goods home renovations even at fifteen thousand dollar ostrich skin leather jacket President Trump. Weighed in on the trial and a tweet suggesting Manafort. Is being treated worse, in jail, than the. Notorious Lobster Al Capone in south Texas the American immigration lawyers. Association says a. Migrant toddler who is separated from her family is part of the President Trump, zero tolerance border policy died shortly after being released from the Dili family, detention. Center he Houston-based lawyer Gani, tweeted the child, died following her stay at. An ice detention center as a result of possible negligent care and. A respiratory illness she contracted from one of the other children unquote last year lawyers with the ACO you and several other groups. Sued ice alleging it have been violating its own policy by, locking up, pregnant women, at Delhi and four other immigration jails the death, came as about seven hundred children forcibly separated from their, parents at the border have still not been reunited with them A federal court has declared. President Trump's executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities in California unconstitutional however Wednesday's ruling by a three judge panel. On the ninth US circuit. Quarter of appeals will lift a nationwide injunction against Trump's crackdown on sanctuary cities a lower court is now slated to consider reimposing. That in Changcheng cities across California and then me and the other states, have passed sanctuary. City policies, barring local police from cooperating, with federal immigration agencies the New York Times reports that Trump. Administration's considering a plan to sharply. Reduce the number of refugees allowed to settle in the United States the plan which has the support of Trump's anti-immigrant senior policy. Adviser Stephen Miller would cap the number of refugees resettled next year to twenty five thousand forty percent drop. From the current cap the number of refugees allowed into the US by the Trump administration has slowed to a near trickle with The country already on pace to allow in the, fewest number of refugees since the federal refugee resettlement. Program was created in one thousand nine hundred eighty in Zimbabwe's capital Harare soldiers and police used tear gas water cannons and live ammunition Wednesday, to clear protesters who taken to the streets to allege Monday's presidential. And parliamentary vote was rigged at least three people were shot dead scores more left injured many of them film being beaten. By soldiers a spokesperson for the opposition party movement for democratic change called the violence and attack on democracy Deployment of tanks and fighting a fly munition on civilians porno apart in Greece Civilians are allowed to demand the specs of their rights, in an awful manner This order, may be dealt with by the police who are best trained for public quote Soldiers are trained to kill during war We. Are seriously to wonder what, this means are we in. War civilians the enemy of the state the deadly crackdown on protests came after election. Returns showed president Emmerson mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF party. Is heading for a large parliamentary majority there's been no announcement, of a winner in the presidential race prompting international election observers to question the credibility of the vote in the Democratic Republic of Congo and new investigation by vice news bolsters evidence of. Ethnic cleansing of the. Haleema ethnic minority in the eastern province the violence began last December is hundreds of machete-wielding. Militiamen swept through areas west of lake Albert on Congo's border with Uganda about one hundred twenty communities were attacked with hundreds killed thousands. Of homes destroyed and. Some, three, hundred fifty thousand. People displaced investigative journalists Nick terse reports. The violence came after the US abruptly Support for peacekeeping. Efforts last year as part of President Trump's America first policies President Trump doubled down and his growing trade war with China Wednesday threatening. To increase tariffs on. A, range, of Chinese products. From ten percent to twenty five percent The tariffs would target some two hundred billion dollars of Chinese goods Trump launched a tit for tat series, of, tariffs, after talks with. Beijing broke down in may prompting what Chinese officials have called the largest trade war in economic history Google is preparing to launch a service in China that allow Chinese sensors to block. Search terms, about human rights democracy religion and peaceful protests that's, according to the intercept which reports the. Project codename Dragonfly was launched in the spring of last year and. Accelerated after Google CEO met with a top Chinese government official in December. In response Patrick, Poon of, Amnesty International told the intercept quote the biggest search engine in the world obeying the censorship in China is a victory for the Chinese government it sends. A signal that nobody, will bother to challenge the censorship anymore he said Amnesty International, says, hackers recently targeted one of its staffers and a sophisticated surveillance effort by a hostile government to Spy on the group's work the staffer who was working on a campaign calling for the release of jailed women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia received an anonymous message and our Beck and. WhatsApp smartphone, application the message was found to contain a link, that would install the malware program Pegasus. Developed by an Israeli cyber intelligence firm which allows a third party. To spy extensively on an encrypted phones calls photos and messages amnesty warns. The attack was, likely part, of a much broader effort to spy on activists in several countries across Asia Africa and Europe The Trump administration's. Cleared the way for insurance companies to expand their sales.
"emmerson mnangagwa" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Now so far. Jack, was. Verified by the object of the candidates. I represent my credits Mr. and that the election. Announced good been verified. The head of Zimbabwe electoral commission, Priscilla. She Gumbo said Mr.. Mnangagwa had won just over fifty percent of the votes cast while Mr.. Dzamija received forty, four percent. The votes received by mnangagwa's Emerson. Zanu PF party are more than half the number of votes cast in the presidential election. Therefore, Nanga Emerson Dumbledore of Zanu PF party is therefore Julie declared elected president of the Republic of Imbaba with effect from the third of August twenty. She said, the process hadn't been without blemishes but had been fair since voters went to the polls on Monday concerns about the outcome, had led to violence on the streets with the army, opening fire on protesters on Wednesday and on Thursday, storming, the headquarters of the movement for democratic change from Harare correspondent. Andrew Harding reports. The electoral commission took its time methodically announcing the results of Zimbabwe's ten provinces intern each with twenty three presidential candidates. The opposition MDC alliance started strongly winning the capital Harare much as expected, but the governing Zanu PF has its support base in more rural areas, particularly in the north of the country and its candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa scene began to catch up when after one final today, the last province had been declared chairperson facility Gumbo announced the overall winner. The votes received by mnangagwa's Emerson Dumbledore, Zanu PF party. More than half the number of votes cost in the presidential election. Therefore, Nanga Emerson bamboo of Zanu PF party is therefore Julie declared elected president of the Republic of symboblic with effect from the third of August twenty inches. President guide with the man who took power after last year's Coon now has a popular mandate securing fifty point, eight percent of the vote just enough to avoid a runoff. His bitter rival Nelson Chamisa received forty four percent. These figures are broadly in line with some independent power level tallies, and it's now likely that foreign governments and observe emissions will find reasons to endorse the results arguing that despite serious problems with the process, it has probably produced something close to the will of the people, but the lose Mr. Jamaica was already made it clear that he believes he's being cheated victory. His supporters of fired up and furious. A no doubt preparing to hold lodge demonstrations, the government is under international pressure to show restraint following the violent crackdown and resulting deaths on Tuesday. But it has already begun arresting opposition activists and is unlikely to take a soft line in the days ahead. Many Zimba. Winds will be relieved that this election is over however flawed. It may have been it does Mark a significant improvement on past polls, and there will be hope now that president mnangagwa's can secure debt relief and bring in the foreign investment. He's promised to revive a shattered economy, but this is a heavy blow for symbolic was fractured opposition correspondent, Andrew Harding. Dozens of people have been killed or wounded in attacks by the Saudi led coalition on Yemen's port of her data. According to I witnesses and medical staff to areas were hit more from our Arab affairs analyst. Sebastian Russia hospitals in data of made an urgent cool for blood donors. While the Red Cross says, it's sending surgical supplies to treat fifty seriously wounded people. Many of the injured have been taken into our hospital outside debris and to damage ambulances show how nearly a hospital itself was hit. The fish market is close by on the seafront of data. The port has become a key front. Line in the war in Yemen, six weeks ago, the Saudi led coalition launched a major offensive to Dr Who the rebels out of the city aid agencies had long warned, but any disruption of vital supplies coming through.
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"Is the first election in Zimbabwe. Without Robert Mugabe on the ballot the longtime. President was ousted last year by his former vice president who's now running to stay in office he's got stiff competition from a younger opponent the results are not in yet but many people there, are worried about whether they'll be accepted. Peacefully NPR's Eder Peralta joins, us now. From Harari. Hey ater Hey also I can you just tell us more about these top candidates who, are, they So you have Emmerson Mnangagwa who. You mentioned that the top here, and he for a long time was Robert Mugabe's enforcer he served as his vice president and? Now he is running against that legacy and then. You have, Nelson Chamisa, who's, a lawyer he's a pastor, and he's kind of. A powerhouse he he you know he he has great oratory skills and he's really young he's forty years old and compared to Mugabe, who was in his. Ninety when he stepped who's in his nineties when he stepped down he's really young up but what's, interesting about these two guys is they're both in some ways running on the same. Platform which is a platform of change a, platform that Zimbabwe needs a new? Way forward and as you've? Traveled, around, the country today what has the voting been like has it? Been relatively smooth It has remarkably smooth some of the observers, that I've spoken to said that they saw some irregularities I saw some myself one. Woman who said that when she showed up, at five o'clock five in the? Morning to the polling place You know she, was stopped by people who wanted to take her name. In these are intimidating, tactics that have been used before in Zimbabwe quite a lot I also spoke. To Farris Mushonga in two thousand and eight this. Country had incredible political violence and he had defeat country because of that political, violence and he, said today it was different today to. Go into the polling. Booth and vote his. Heart let's listen to a bit of what he said the outcome is what. We are trying to see whether will accept the defeat but not really really confident that they will accept it it's not that easy How, are people who, would he's really say so what he's. Really saying is that Basically villains went fine but? The counting is what's gonna matter in this election what about the mood? Out there how are people feeling about this? First election without Mugabe on the ballot You know right now I am, in the middle of. Downtown Harare and you hear silence that's not very. Usual here in fact in previous elections there had. Been celebrations on the streets right after right after people voted they went. To drink they went to dance and today that's not. Happening I think Zimbabwe is holding? Its breath right now and when do we expect results to come in So they will not, come in tonight one. Party official told me to expect them Wednesday constitutionally. They have until Saturday to give results all right. That's NPR's Eder Peralta in Harare Zimbabwe thank you Thank you You.
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"Technique designed to minimize traffic disruption the british based syrian observatory for human rights says nearly twenty thousand civilians left the rebel end clave of eastern gouta unfenced it's the biggest exodus since government forces installed their salt last month after visiting eastern guten syria the president of the international red cross speeder mara said people there were exhausted by the lack of food and medicine in his first public comment since he was ousted the former zimbabwean president robert mugabe has said that his successor emmerson mnangagwa could never have assumed power without the army's backing the ninety four year old mr mugabe said he had been the victim of a coup he said he was open to adana with mr mnangagwa's tens of thousands of people in rio de janeiro and in other cities across brazil have mourned the death of mariela franco politician who was shot dead and wednesday some suspect he was targeted because of her outspoken criticism of police brutality in rio vietnam has commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the massacre when american troops killed five hundred and four villages most of them unarmed women and children so virus were joined by a group of us veterans african countries with large elephant populations are expected to call in countries in the european union to ban the trade in antique ivory at the giants club summit in botswana ministers will ask them to follow china's example and ban any trade in ivory thousands of elephants are killed for their tasks each year bbc news thank you deal hello and welcome to newsday with connie shop in london and allen could sue is in uganda in a moment we are live in southern africa for reaction to form of president robert mugabe breaking his silence after being removed as leader we'll also find out why scientists are excited over a discovery in kenya's rift valley big government of african leaders today in botswana the us britain and the rest of europe to ban the antique ivory trade and little bits alenia bollocks farmers in.
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"Zimbabwe has a new president emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in today at a stadium in the capital harare muscle the weeds or manda sway has granted and i'll be putnikov zimbabwe now i will refrain bill berry in the framing constitution means and off the laws of zimbabwe he replaces longtime ruler robert mugabe who was forced to resign this week in a standoff with zimbabwe's military nangahar gua had been mugabe's vice president until they had a falling out a couple of weeks ago shares of the acquisced arkhan joins us now from harare and author be a what was the atmosphere like there and what more do zimbabwe's new leader have to say festival of it was an incredibly colorful ceremony the national stadium which sits sixty thousand it was pretty chockablock and there was a real atmosphere of if not the euphoria that we saw after president mugabe resigned definitely the supporters of enisa some nine that were would cheering him on the roles of support uh he was speaking that will rules of the support for especially the army took over last week the new president promised to change jason bob where he said this was a new era and that he wanted to change the political culture in zimbabwe he wants to rebuild the country and he says never again should zimbabwe uh some of the problems that toxic properties it has lived with having listen we mazda upper here threat here's our domestic qualities you come.
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"Zimbabwe has a new president emmerson mnangagwa was sworn in to day at a stadium in the capital harare moslem bowlby's amanda save as president of the republic of zimbabwe i will refrain and dreary and threatening the constitution and laws on zimbabwe he replaces longtime ruler robert mugabe who was forced to resign this week in a standoff with zimbabwe's military non gagua had been mugabe's vice president until they had a falling out a couple of weeks ago npr's author feb acquisced arkhan joins us now from harare and off heavy a what was the atmosphere like there and what more did them bob was new leader have to say well festivals like it was an incredibly colorful ceremony the national stadium which sits sixty thousand it was pretty chockablock and there was a real atmosphere of if not the euphoria that we saw after president mugabe they resigned definitely the supporters of emerson nanga worldwide cheering him on the there will roles of support when he was speaking that will rules of the support for especially the army that took over last week the new president promised to change zimbabwe he said this was a new era and that he wanted to change the political culture in zimbabwe he wants to rebuild the country and he says never again should zimbabwe see some of the problems that toxic problems it has lived with having this and we mazda upper here over the years our domestic qualities you tom poisons send a polarizing we dare not to squander the moments in addition to the poisonous political atmosphere the economy is in real trouble what does the new president planned to do to.
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"Warmed what they see as justice in that they didn't see mr milosevic convicted on all of those charges they in some way feel they they have been denied that justice says the former soldier from saudi april set it it's not enough that he's found guilty of genocide in stripper needs eight he was guilty of genocide in various places across bosnia we didn't talk about genocide in specific places in rwanda we talk about genocide in rwanda he felt rather letdown will do not entirely surprised by the court's verdict or corresponded guy delauney speaking to be from sarajevo and earlier we heard from an hologhan in the hague has a record this podcast zimababwe's former vice president is flying back to his country where he is expected to become president by the end of the week emmerson mnangagwa sacking two weeks ago by president mugabe triggered an intervention by the ruling party and the military which forced an end to his thirty seven year rule celebrations took place around the country last night mr magog one fled to south africa but who be back in zimbabwe later today ben brown does in the capital harari and spoke to lucy hawking's about the mood there while the atmosphere is still very joyous euphoria of course last night people celebrating lease a long into the night but i suppose the question is will it be a new area will it be a new dawn because ms in managua the man who is going to be sworn in on friday while he was a pretty ruthless henchman within the mugabe regime he's been accused of masterminding massacres in massive daily land in the 1980s had been accused of rigging elections of corruption so he's not exactly a champion of human rights and democracy his critics would say but we'll have to wait and see he is presidents not permanently but until the next set of elections next year in 2018 and i think the key will be to see if he really allows those elections to take place freely and fairly ben what does the future hold on now full robert mugabe and his wife grace that's of.
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"Bbc news which jerry smit the international tribunal for the former yugoslavia is delivering its final verdict against ratko mladic the bosnian serb military commander in the 1990s he has denied charges of genocide and crimes against humanity including responsibility for these massive cap zimbabwe's former vice president emmerson mnangagwa is returning home from south africa later today just over two weeks after being sacked five robert mugabe an event that triggered the momentous events in zimbabwe culminating in his his resignation on tuesday the state broadcaster has just said emmerson mnangagwa will be sworn in as the new president on friday lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is expected to clarify shortly whether he'll withdraw his prize resignation or reaffirm it mr hariri is taking part in lebanon's independence day celebrations a day after returning to beirut the us navy says one of its transport planes with eleven people on board has crash southeast of the japanese island of okinawa japan's militry says eight passengers had been rescued president do territory has halted peace talks with communist rebels waging a longrunning insurgency in the southern philippines arguing he was ready to go to war if the rebels wanted that the government had already withdrawn from two rounds of talks for the new people's army blaming it for the ongoing violence the former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi is mounting a legal challenge in the european court of human rights as he seeks to overturn a ban on holding public office the russian opera singer dimitrievic rostov ski has died at his home in london h 55 he was diagnosed with brain cancer two and a half years ago he is recognised as one of the finest.
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"The author of where we have a memoir of his twenty three years as a journalist in zimbabwe until he was kicked out meldrum's now acting africa editor associated press he worked for more than forty years as robert mugabe's right hand man joe he was known as mugabe's enforcer and his bodyguard emmerson mnangagwa has a a heavy lead gays the some say is sinister he's there and he just watches maandag when it became mugabe spymaster and is viewed as having been behind and massacres in the early 1980's when the military crushed perceived dissidents in zimbabwe's uh uh the south and west zimbabweans hold war veterans in high esteem and mugabe is still considered by many the father of the nation but the leader of zimbabwe's war vets kris moves wrangler says it's time for it go you'll good seven years in power you should be given another chance against the governing zanupf here over the weekend choose man dhakhwa to replace mugabe as party chief this could open the way to managua to become president if mugabe is impeached by parliament zimbabwean commentator michelle full says not quite and mugabe are in many ways birds of a feather but she says zimbabwe ends are hoping for a change and a better life zimbabweans are up to research no matter bruce after the end of mugabe has got to mean we believe that something better his come off aviaco stocked npr news johannesburg now we turn to east africa this is what parts of kenya sounded like today in downtown roby supporters of countries president celebrated as the supreme court upheld his electoral win from last month gene opposition strongholds the reaction was.
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"Was the republic reaction well i think that he was trying to sort of enforce the fact that he was still in charge here he had sorta come out from under house arrest and that he was still firmly in control and yet she fell asleep at that commencement and i think that that's a good parable to look at the end of his rule you know there was this sort of man sleeping at the helm of a country ready to move on how did we get here i don't know of anyone who said this is going to happen any tension well we got here because um a group of terry officers took it upon themselves um the head of the zimbabwean defence force the zdf said enough is enough he felt that they were being unfairly sidelined by the t forty which is the 40yearold zanu pf young people coming into the floor and they were the championed by grace mugabe so it was really about a fight between this imbaba in defence force and this new guard the grace mugabe was leading yet and they were concerned the grece mugabe would take power for it for if her husband died in office first absolutely and that was the the forcing mechanism of this particular kuhn it is not a coup and that mechanism was that grason and robert mugabe fired emmerson mnangagwa who is his vice president and one of the champions of this and buffoni in defence force here for you've covered of magog beige rain over the years is is the group of officers who taken power are they democratic they want elections to they want to real change i would say that uh that's an excellent question scott these people are in some ways some of the most undemocratic people that you could possibly put your finger on here some of them in in particular emission gun gagua was directly responsible for the crackdown on democracy here in two thousand eight he led the joint operations command which was personally responsible for death of people in custody beatings on the disruption of the democratic process here journalist geoffrey barbie speaking to us on skype from harare thanks so much for being with us thank you so much for having me on the three ucla basketball players president trump bdt spring from china this week looked shamefaced when they told reporters.
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"She decided that she was going to be a political entity in herself and she zoomed up the political out of the governor's on appear party she's head of the women's league and over the post three years since the first vice president joyce muju also a wolf veteran was kicked out of the pontiac we used after the party and lost her post and that was often very your lindt attacks verbal attacks by grace mugabe and that is exactly what has happened to emerson nungak were the vice president who was also kicked out last week and many people said that was because mrs mugabe was ready to be elevated to the position of vicepresident but many people are now saying she just went over the top she pushed a husband she pushed the country she pushed zanu pf the governing party and look where this has left zimbabwe and there are suggestions now that that fired vice president could head an interim government wind change with that look like big question mark at least because remember emmerson mnangagwa is cut from the same pulse as robert mugabe say what com rates in the liberation war of independence emma's in managua isn't a reformist he is going to have to reinvent himself pretty quickly if he does become the interim leader of zimbabwe he's also known to be huge lee politically cunning but also he has been allegedly brooklyn in the 80s been allow massacres that president mugabe apparently ordered so a leopard or actually he's called the crocodile does not change his forbes overnight we'll just have to see that's npr's off abby acquisced arked in in johannesburg south africa thank you off have you always a pleasure thank you and lease last night someone spent the most money in history on a work of art at christie's auction house in new york poll on it yep an anonymous buyer spent more than four hundred and fifty million when you factor in fees on a leonardo da vinci painting enters net labi reports that the cell was more than anything a triumph of marketing good luck finding a critic thinks this was a four hundred and.
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"This went on a few more times then literature the group indivisible eugene explains by screaming we've found that it was just a great release of that tension in that frustration and gave us a lot more energy to keep on with our fight the group largely receive support of honks for motor us though a few made rude hand gestures or yelled for more years for npr news i'm brian bowl in eugene oregon the military is now in control of zimbabwe's government covering developments from pretoria peter graenitz reports military officials say president robert mugabe issais president robert mugabe has not been seen or heard from since the military took control of the progovernment zimbabwean state broadcaster early wednesday morning an army spokesman s beat moyo broadcast a statement saying the military takeover was not a coup it was intended to protect to the president and that he and his family are safe the military takeover is seen as a way to thwart mugabe's wife first lady grace from succeeding her husband is president the military has supported emmerson mnangagwa he was vice president until mugabe fired him last week it's unclear where it menahem gangway is the opposition party the movement for democratic change has called for calm for npr news i'm peter graenitz in pretoria the dow jones industrial average is now down one hundred eleven points this is npr news australians are overwhelmingly in support of legalizing samesex marriage according to a voter survey released wednesday now parliament is considering legislation that legalizes gay marriage without requiring religious leaders to officiate the climate goal agreed to under the paris accord will not be enough that today from german chancellor angela merkel who says the nearly two hundred nations who signed onto the landmark agreement will need to do more to address global warming a climate talks in bonn to day un secretary general antonio gutierrez said the world may have only five years to take measures needed to meet an ambitious target set out under the pact he says it's doable with the commitment of some of the world's biggest polluters such as china and india astronomers have discovered a new earth size planet that might have temperatures mild enough for life and ascend peers no greenfield boys explains its only eleven light years away the planet orbits a cool faint star known as a red dwarf so even though.