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Disbelief, dysfunction, disaster: Congos Ebola outbreak

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:28 min | 2 years ago

Disbelief, dysfunction, disaster: Congos Ebola outbreak

"A year ago today an outbreak of Ebola began in Congo. It's grown into the second worst anywhere ever. Some two thousand six hundred people have been diagnosed of whom about two-thirds of died last month. The the World Health Organization declared a global emergency fearing further spread to neighboring countries the challenges of fighting the outbreak are telling of the broader troubles of this vast unstable stable country. We were in Congo pursuing Barati of story but one of the things particularly interested me was looking at the east of the country the parts that are afflicted both by Bola and by Conflict Robert Guests is the economists foreign The volcanoes is surprisingly thinly populated and you see visible signs of rebels of militiamen hiding in the bush. You See <hes> illegal thumbs in in in in nature parks. What you don't see is paved roads through hardly any in Congo and quite often when you're flying places. You don't see much in the way of light either. There are whole cities of a million also the don't have grid electricity and you see their checkpoints on on bridges where people made to wash their feet and the hands to try to stop the spread of the disease so how can <hes> a proper response to the Ebola crisis happened in a place that has so little infrastructure structure what you can do is you can spot people who have high temperatures put them under observation test them to see if they develop a burger if they do you isolate them you can put them behind and <hes> clear plastic whether their families can visit them and see them but where they went catch anything from them and then if someone does have Ebola you track all the people they've been in contact with you. Ask them you find out so you you you have to emphasize the people that they can be cured. If you get an umbrella treatment center within a couple of days as of contracting the disease you have more than ninety percent chance of being cured but if you wait until the diseases is fully fully developed after a couple of weeks you all very he probably going to die so it's essential that you get that quickly and that's very hard place like Congo whether a very few good roads on what roads that other often gunman blocking them and so a gunman on the roads are are connected to what you're really there for the the attacks on the clinics absolutely might colleague Iraq London. I flew into Tembo to talk to the people at the clinic said there had been burned down now. You might think that's bizarre thing for anyone to do but nonetheless there have been like like two hundred attacks so far this year on the workers and clinics and it's actually quite common for the gunman to destroy these places. Dr Who'd been there when one of the clinics were burned down. What was it the Dalai is talking to and she overheard the attackers explaining if you liked what they would do to set up a ski sponsor this should Vicky? They were accusing the health workers of enriching themselves two why would they why would they think that doctors trying to solve. This disease are enriching themselves off the people in the voters. Don't believe that Bowler Israel they think it's something that's been made up their intensely suspicious both of their own government which is always oppressed them and of outsiders they've been invaded and brutalized many times they assume that people in power are using their power to steal money and so when they see these foreigners coming in and big full by fours fours and armoured escorts and with clearly lots of money they assume that anyone working in it must be profiteering and some of the local warlords and politicians are. A keen to encourage these kind of dangerous myths because they want peace at the action and today we believe stirrup attacks against a bullock clinics clinics to punish and deter and if the NGOs who make it too difficult for them to get a piece of the action to get a piece of the money that's coming in and propagate the myth that Ebola isn't even real yes which David Gresley the U._N.'s Big Honcho coordinating the response and and he talked about another conspiracy theory this came about in part because of the postponement of the elections here in the communities affected by a bullet the end of December last year this is during the presidential election action and this was perceived by many because the rationale was was that it was due to the epidemic that bullet was manufactured as an excuse to deny them the right to vote for the presidency in fact they were not able to vote for president that was a source of much misinformation disinformation by political local leaders who who wanted to emphasize that so there is this resentment. There is <hes> this this misinformation about the the virus itself there is this lack of infrastructure. There is ongoing violence including against the very people who are trying to solve this. I mean as someone who's been there. What what do you think should be done? How could this be perfect? All the time. The thousands and thousands of people being killed in Congo's various civil laws. The world didn't pay very much attention. They imagined that it wouldn't affect them now. The other epidemic has shown that insecurity in Congo does have consequences for the outside world. Finally people are starting to pay attention but it'd be great if they pay attention to the underlying causes of why it's so difficult to stop a boater epidemics in the country where it an interesting political cove point in Congo now they've had an appalling larcenous dictatorship for the past eighteen years under President Joseph Kabila and the good news is that he's not president anymore the bad news is that the guy who's replaced him Felix. She's a Katie didn't win the election. In December the was a stitch up and there's now a kind of power struggle between the president and the current president and there's an opportunity because it's effectively a new regime for the outside world the have some influence here and it's up to the outside world to be in there to push them in the right direction to give technical advice to help with sudden emergencies like Kit Bowler to keep the U._N.. Peacekeeping Forces keeping a lid on the east of the country where the government doesn't really control what's happening and to hope that we can push the country in a direction frankly the Congolese people want to go but what about right now the World Health Organization has declared this as a global emergency today. There's news that Rwanda is is taking steps to close its border with Congo. What's the smartest policy at this point the knee jerk response from a lot of people in the outside world as to say that if you've got a boater over in one place let's seal the borders and stop it from getting out? That's exactly the wrong thing to do. I you can't possibly seal the borders of gigantic and ill-governed place like Congo. What you do is you would make people who wanted to get somewhere to their secretly is very easy to do and then you can't keep track of them? The way you stop something like Ebola going around as you keep track of WHO's going where and if you catch someone at a border crossing at a checkpoint who's got a very high fever diva. You can check to see if they've got bowler and then you can trace all the people that they've touched if

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Yesterday before a huge crowd Felix Tshisikedi was sworn in as the new president of Congo. Phoenix. Katie pledged to unite the nation and today, he promised to release all political prisoners behind the scenes, not everything is as smooth as it may seem moving out of the presidential palace is Joseph Kabila, whose family has run the country for more than twenty years Kabila. And she's a Katy have long been rivals like their fathers before them. But there are allegations that two men cooked up a deal moves on Cody a UK based political consultant put it this way their suspicions of arrangements in India going regime himself to being declared the win. St louis. Still to come. The new president is a Katie and the old one could be a are by no means buddies. But it seems they prefer each other to a third man anti corruption campaigner and presidential candidate. Martin follow international observers say fi you actually won the election. But Congo supreme court has denied his requests for a recount. So she's a Katie is in and has been recognized by world powers, including the US. But it seems they'll have a hard time delivering on his campaign promises to improve the lives of congress people. In fact, it's not clear the new president of the DRC will be able to do much at all. This is how Stephanie Walters at the institute for security studies in South Africa explained it to my colleagues at the BBC this outcome is one that allows Kirby loved to maintain essentially control over all the key areas. Notably the army and the police as well as the economic sectors in the DRC and the key ministries of defense and foreign affairs. So. There's no question that could be low will continue to be a significant presence in politics Congo. It makes it seem kind of ironic that the country's full name is the Democratic Republic of Congo. News headlines are coming right up your with the world. Support for kqed comes from Comcast committed to making the internet accessible to as many families in California as possible. Comcast is a proud sponsor.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

03:43 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on PRI's The World

"The problem is is that it's not an ultimate welcome place for the natives the citizens of Saudi Arabia who are being thrown in jail for the simple act of tweeting something that somebody in the government doesn't like agrees that there's been little to no reform where freedom of speech is concerned. And then limited. I mean, it cannot have an opinion where the government does not approve it. But I shall find yourself rooting for Mohammed bin Salman reforms. He's clipped the authority of the religious police at Lee. In big cities like Riyadh and Jeddah. They're not on the streets scolding women anymore and in the workplace in her own workplace. I should have seen dramatic change or United Nations used to hop separate places for men and women now companies are opening up because they're like we cannot have women have their own offices and not deal with men only via emails on telephones. You have to see them personally, you have to go and talk to them you have to go to presentations. This was something that we never saw before. With some things are taking longer to change last summer a young Saudi woman experimenting with their newfound freedom went to a concert. That's allowed. Now, she rushed the stage to hug, the performer a popular singer from Iraq. She was pulled off the stage and detained for the world. I'm Carol hills. We've got a couple of minutes here. So I just want to share some historic news from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC has never in its history had a change of leaders through an election until this week. Yesterday before a huge crowd Felix Tshisikedi was sworn in as the new president of Congo. The phoenix. Busy. He'd believed at the new pool to security pledge to unite the nation and today he promised to release all political prisoners behind the scenes, not everything is as smooth as it may seem moving out of the presidential palace is Joseph Kabila whose family has run the country for more than twenty years Kabila. And she's a Katy have long been rivals like their fathers before them. But there are allegations at two men cooked up a deal moves on Cody a UK based political consultant put it this way. Suspicions of arrangements have been made it Indiana going regime and himself for him to be declared the win of the election. So that's going to be with him. So quite sometime to come. The new president is a Katie and the old line Kabila are by no means buddies. But it seems they prefer each other to a third man anti corruption campaigner and presidential candidate Martin Filo international observers say Lou actually won the election. But Congo supreme court has denied his requests for a recount so Tshisikedi is in and has been recognized by world powers, including the US. But it seems they'll have a hard time delivering on his campaign promises to improve the lives of Congo's people. In fact, it's not clear the new president of the DRC will be able to do much at all. This is how Stephanie Walters at the institute for security studies in South Africa explained it to my colleagues at the BBC this outcome. Is one that allows us to maintain essentially control over all the key areas. Notably the army and the police as well as the economic sectors in the DRC in the key ministries of defense and foreign affairs. So there's no question that could be level continue to be significant presence in politics in the Congo. It makes it seem kind of ironic that the country's full name is the Democratic Republic of Congo..

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:40 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Himself says his father's legacy guides him. Absurd him on Pat Lam Dijon league, I have. No ambition to be easy call. He is the master. I will try to perpetuate his dream his dream of a state of law of a better, Congo Congo. Where the sons and daughters of this country can be fulfilled. The legitimacy of Chiquita's presidency is in question as downs remain the bounty accuracy of election results. But for now, many even those who didn't vote for him seen to be giving him and the change could represent a chance. The reasons to us reporting from Kinshasa well Joseph Kabila was set the reluctant to give up power his mandate expired two years ago, but he refused to stand down despite nationwide protests. His preferred successor came a poor third in the presidential election, but pro Kabila parties control the national assembly and amid accusations from our town that the election was rigged to allow a power-sharing deal between Mr Kabila, and Mr. Tissa, Katie will mR Kabila now be the power behind this frame. That's a question. I put to a Stephanie voters head of the peace and security research program at South Africa's institute for security studies. Absolutely this outcome is one that allows Kirby led to maintain essentially control over all the key areas. Notably the army and the police as well as the economic sectors in the DRC and the key ministries of defence far. Affair. So there's no question that kepi low will continue to be a significant presence in politics in the Congo. Why will Mr Kabila continue though to have that influence when he doesn't have an elected post because he is first of all going to be a Senator for life in the Senate that is a privilege accorded to former heads of state. He also continues to be the head of his political platform, the FCC, and the FCC has a majority in the national assembly, and it is also garnered the majority of the provincial assembly. We anticipate that the key ministries I will remain in the hands of cubby, the loyalist, and it's also not very easy to dismantle the kind of patronage network that you have in the DRC that has been there for for decades, even under Mobutu, that's not something that anybody could dismantle overnight and certainly not a president in as we position as Felix to security finds himself. Would it be any different though, if Martin fi you had been declared president, well, it would have been diff. If Mata Udu had been declared president as the result of the electoral commission, actually, putting forward the real results of the election. And we could then perhaps also assume that the electoral commission would have put forward the real results of the legislative election. But we know that there were significant irregularities in particular at the counting process of the legislative. So we might have seen a very different outcome in the legislative vote, and that would have given for you perhaps a different kind of setup than the one. That's tshisekedi. Now has there's obviously tremendous expectations among supporters of Mr. Kennedy that his presidency is going to result in change. But from what you're saying that is unlikely I do think it's very unlikely. And I think it is something that, unfortunately, people in the DRC will realize this relatively soon not just to security supporters, but also those who maybe supported a different candidate. But decided that this outcome is better than what was there in the past. They may then realize that this election has in fact, not changed anything at all Mr. Tshisekedi himself. Do you see him serving his full term? I think he can serve his full term. Obviously this arrangement is going to lead to friction. I think fairly quickly. It's unclear of course, in this deal weather, just a kitty was aware of how will be ruling lead was going to rig the outcome of the legislative elections. We don't know whether he knew quite how restricted his powers would be. There is a possibility because of the Congolese constitution that the government can consider that decisions taken unilaterally by the president are unconstitutional. That all depends. I think ultimately on how obedient president just a kitty turns out to be Stephanie voters of South Africa's institute for security studies. California's Senator Kamala.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

06:03 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Hello. I'm Roger data and coming up after the news on the forum look directly down right now. And the chances are you'll be staring at a pair of shoes your own probably. But once these and history behind the footwear you have on. There's more to his shoe, then just it's practical use it says an awful lot about who you are the Nobel prize winning Norwegian, author not Hamson even wrote about his shoes having their own expression and identity something of my own being had gone over into these shoes. They struck me as being a ghost of my person, a breathing thought of myself, and of course, for some the shoe is a symbol of social status. What's more shoe? Production has been a mirror to social cultural and industrial change throughout the ages from individual craftsmanship to mass production sweatshops and robots. That's the forum putting its best foot forward on the meaning and history of shoes. After the news. Hello. I'm Justin green with the BBC news. Donald Trump has said he will wait until after America's partial government shutdown is over at before delivering his state of the union address. The democratic speaker of the house had revoked an invitation to deliver it in the US congress because of the ongoing funding row from Washington. Chris Butler reports Donald Trump had talked about going ahead with his state of the union speech somewhere other than congress. But he says that no venue could compete with its history tradition and importance and that he will wait until the current partial government shutdown is over to deliver the address which seems to set out his goals and agenda for the year ahead. The president is locked in a battle with Democrats over his demands for five billion dollars to build a border wall with Mexico. Roy is left a number of government departments without funding and hundreds of thousands of federal workers not knowing when they will next get paid the Venezuelan leader Nikolas. Adora is facing ever deeper international isolation after neighboring countries joined the United States in recognizing Doha's the of the opposition as interim President, Mr Madurai Oded American diplomats to leave Venezuela. His Candice pit Nicolas Madura is facing. What could be his biggest challenge since he took over from his late mentor. Hugo Chavez five years ago. He won a second term in office last year, but most Venezuela neighbors in the US declared is a sham. The economy is in freefall GDP has since two thousand thirteen malnutrition has soared and millions of Australians have fled the country. Now, the opposition is back on the streets and seems to unified around a single leader the outgoing leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joseph Kabila has urged citizens do you night behind Felix chickadee, the winner of the disputed presidential election, another opposition need Muslim for Gyula claims. The poll was rigged. Ripples later today on the presidential palace. Forty seven year old Joseph Kabila will hand over power to fifty five year old Felix Tshisikedi. It's a historic moment for the country's opposition who has been on the sidelines. Could decades addressing the nation. President could be said he had no regrets and cooled on Congolese to support his successor. Who he said could cool on him for advice at any time. Just a Katy takes office amid limited support nationally and internationally as downs remain about the accuracy of election results. Australia's defense minister says one of its citizens has been detained in China since last weekend is being held on the what's described as residential surveillance. Christopher Pyne who's visiting Beijing restated Australia's request for swift concert actress access to young June a Sydney-based writer who's a prominent critic of the authorities in Beijing. BBC news North Korea's leader, Kim Jong UN is quoted as being pleased with what was termed as President Trump's unusual determination to settle issues between the two countries. His remarks relayed by North Korean state media, come after he received a pass the letter from the president has the two men make preparations for second summit later next month. Talks between the warring factions and a Central African Republic due to get underway in neighboring Saddam today, the country has been caught up in ethnic and religious conflicts since the overthrow of president Francois disease in two thousand thirteen by Muslim rebels. The current government has limited power and swathes of the country are under the control of militias many have been accused of crimes against humanity. The former governor of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, Basuki, Ohio Bernama as free from prison after serving almost two years for blasphemy. Delighted group of supporters greeted the ethnic Chinese Christian as he left the charges against the former governor also known as a hawk sent it on a remark he made about his Muslim rivals using Karani verse to say that people should not vote for him because he was a non Muslim his case raised concerns about the growing influence of religious hardliners in Indonesia. Scientists have succeeded in using a hot water drill to cut a two kilometre deep hole through the Antarctic ice sheet to the underlying sediment. Jonathan Amos has the story. It's taken the British Antarctic survey years to perfect the technique in the west of the continent in a place known as the rut foot ice stream the team had to work fast as soon as they withdrew the hose the whole began to rephrase but the instruments the scientists succeeded in putting the ice bed. We'll tell them how the sheet moves across the underlying sediments. It's information that will be critical to computer models who tried to project the future state of Antarctica in a warming world BBC news. When the body.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"BBC World Service with Connie shop. And Ben j president fully Democratic Republic of Congo Felix. Jesse Keti prepares for his inauguration. But will he be accepted by those who to speak to the election was fat? The so called gay conversion therapist, who's quit. He wants claim to change clients sexually. He now says he's looking for a boyfriend and remembering Oliver motorcade seek we'll be live in Zimbabwe. PC news with Justin green president. Trump says he'll deliver his state of the union address after the US government has been fully reopened in an apparent concessions. The Democrats speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi miss Pelosi had revoked an earlier invitation to give the speech at the house of representatives because of an ongoing shutdown of some government departments. Mr. Trump was threatening to consider an alternative venue. The United States has rejected a move by Venezuela to break diplomatic ties saying it does not recognize nNcholas Maduro as having the legal authority to expel diplomats. The secretary of state Mike Pompeo referred to Mr. Maduro as the former Venezuelan president. He said the United States would instead conduct relations with the opposition Nita one Guido, the outgoing leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Joseph Kabila as citizens to unite behind the winner of the dispute. Presidential election failures Tshisekedi is due to be sworn in later today. His victory was confirmed in the courts despite strong claims by another opposition leader Martin for ULA that the poll was rigged talks between the warring factions in the Central African Republic due to get underway in neighboring Sudan today, the country has been caught up in ethnic militias conflict since the overthrow of president Francois disease in two thousand thirteen by Muslim rebels. Australian defense minister says one of its citizens has been held in China since last weekend is under residential surveillance. Christopher Pyne who's been visiting Beijing restated Australia's request for swift consular access to young Jun a Sydney-based writer who's been a critic of the Chinese authorities. British scientists have succeeded in using a hot water drill to cut a two kilometre deep hole through the antibiotic ice sheet to the underlying sediment, they hope to work out how the ice is moving. BBC news. Thank you very much, indeed stadium, spend James and Connie shot with you on me. Stay on the BBC world said it's not one thing to listen out for this half hour, we're going to speak live to a Ugandan actor and director, you know, the work of John cigar? If you're listening to us on FM in Uganda this morning, we're going to talk to him about new rules for artists like him. They proposed by the authorities vetting of scripts. The same song lyrics as well. We'll get his take and how much is it today with the challenge to the government's politician and pop star, Bobby wine. They start in.

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Congo Court Affirms Results of Contested Presidential Election

Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

01:00 min | 3 years ago

Congo Court Affirms Results of Contested Presidential Election

"The Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional court is. Confirming the presidential victory of failing six she say K D last month, but NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports defeated opposition candidate claims. He's the only legitimate President Madam, you lodged an appeal with Congo's constitutional court, contesting the provisional presidential results that challenge was dismissed and the court has declared physics kid, the new president and lead with our intervention by African leaders expressing serious doubts about the integrity of the vote and urging Congo to suspend the final declaration of the result appears to have failed, but for you is not giving up accusing the court outgoing President Joseph Kabila, and she said the of a constitutional coup fire, you knew supporters allege a deal to fix the vote. After Kabila's preferred successor performed poorly in the election and say cheese, Katie has agreed to Kabila retaining influence and given him

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KCRW

04:50 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KCRW

"Good morning an offer or rejection. Are we any closer to ending the government shutdown? We'll explore air. Traffic controllers are affected by the shutdown. And they've been leafleting passengers at airports warning of the consequences, which could be very serious. And while the political crisis continues here over the pond there is also chaos Brexit, and what it will mean for American businesses. Plus, we have an investigation into a tunnel disaster in Appalachia almost a century ago. Also, the music of Taurel ima- it's Sunday January twentieth. All that after the headlines in this newscast coming up right now. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll bring President Trump's latest border security proposal up for vote this week. It'll need a sixty vote majority and NPR's Scott detro- reports it's not likely to win enough democratic support to pass the democratic stance has been what it's been all along. They're saying we need to reopen the government first, and then we will negotiate on these border issues. House Democrats have passed several bills doing that the Senate is in voting on them as for the president's offer itself. They're pointing out the president is getting everything he wants here that five point seven billion dollars for a border wall. And he's offering short-term restoration of two programs that he was the one who made the decision to end. So Democrats do not appear to be moved some Republicans also opposed Trump's plan. They say it offers amnesty Senator Lindsey Graham has been holding talks in Pakistan trying to convince. Leaders there to back talks between neighbouring Afghanistan and the Taliban. The US has been holding talks with the Taliban for months Graham, says when he returns to Washington he plans to urge President Trump to take his talks a step further and meet with Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Pakistan is a nuclear armed country. It is in our interest to make sure it stays stable and moving forward not going backward. Is in a region where they can make a huge difference. So I'm going to go back and talk to President Trump about my meeting with prime minister Khan. I'm going to urge him to meet with the prime minister as soon as practical Graham, also says the US and Pakistan should enter into a free trade agreement. He says Pakistan is a good market for the US and trade would be a game changer for Pakistan a Saudi led coalition has launched air strikes in Yemen. For the first time since a ceasefire plan was agreed to last month for the key port city of data is NPR's. Jane Arraf reports the strikes targeted the capital Saana about one hundred forty miles away the coalition says it was targeting a military base in drones at Santa's international airport. The rebel-held. Government says the strikes hit a food factory near the airport and plastics factory. That's despite talks in December in which the two sides agreed to a plan for a ceasefire. And the withdrawal of forces from the Red Sea port of data who the rebels earlier this month dropped bombs carried by drones on a military parade near the government held. City of Aden, killing at least seven people, including a military intelligence chief Yemen civil war started five years ago when rebels captured the capital the fighting has killed tens of thousands of civilians. The UN says more than twenty million more people are at risk of starvation Jana wrath NPR news, Baghdad this is NPR. In Northern Ireland. Police say two men are under arrest in connection with a car bombing in Londonderry last night. Investigators suspect new IRA dissidents are behind the attack. No one was killed. The Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional court is confirming the presidential victory of Fe leaks Chiesa, Katie, but NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports a defeated opposition candidate is proclaiming himself. The only legitimate president Martin who lodged an appeal with Congo's constitutional court, contesting the provisional presidential results that challenge was dismissed and the court has declared physics. She say you the new president and eleventh hour intervention by African leaders expressing serious doubts about the integrity of the vote and urging Congo to suspend the final declaration of the results appears to have failed. But for you is not giving up accusing the court outgoing President Joseph Kabila, and she said Katie of a constitutional coup. Fi you knew supporters allege a deal to fix the vote. After Kabila's preferred successor performed poorly in the election and say, gee, said Katie has agreed to Kabila retaining influence and given him immunity is your..

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Winter storm warnings extend all the way from southern Illinois to northern parts of Maine, national weather service forecaster Dan Peterson says while cities like Philadelphia and New York will get only rain other areas can look for over a foot of snow by late Sunday. And. Heavy snow is going to be well inland in northern New York. Northern Vermont New Hampshire and up in Maine where we expect twelve to eighteen inches and locally higher amounts. Besides heavy snow. Other areas are bracing for up to a quarter inch of ice building up on trees and power lines. The storm left us snowplow driver dead. When his truck rolled over outside Kansas City and Chicago's O'Hare airport was slowed by a plane skidding off the runway there were no injuries. And passengers were bussed to the terminal three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to one hundred seventeen other migrants were aboard at the time. A UN migration official says it appears to be pollyannas tragedy on the dangerous Mediterranean route from North Africa to Europe. This is NPR news. The top court and Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the winner of the disputed presidential election NPR's of February Quist arcton reports. Runner-up who lodged a challenge with the constitutional court maintains he's the winner and declared himself the only legitimate president the constitutional court's decision to efficiently uphold the presidential victory of Katie has plunged Congo deeper into crisis. The court threw out two challenges contesting the provisional results. One from opposition front-runner my plan for you. He accuses the cord of seven addicted to Oriel regime by validating fraudulent results, and enabling a constitutional coup in Congo the fire new camp alleges and elaborate backroom deal between the outgoing President Joseph Kabila to rig the vote, but the court maintained by you offered. No concrete evidence toback his allegations that he won a landslide for you has called for nationwide. Protests and urged the international community not to..

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:48 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Election their subject, the regional grouping and South Africa as well are having their say, they are influential in the control policy suggesting the creation of a unity government. There's also talk in the background as well of pushing for a recount the results, of course, have proved very controversial with a long delay before one of the opposition candidates Felix. Katie was announced as the new president while the other opposition figure claiming victory with heavyweight supporters was Martin. We've been talking about the involvement of Saddik the regional grouping. They have been influential in the past they pushed sitting President Joseph Kabila towards the election as well. Come was is a spokesman with friends of the kogo. Now, they described themselves as a bipartisan advocacy group based in Washington. I asked him what he made of this proposal from Saddik for a unity government, the call from Saddik highlights. The call people have made of recounting the votes, I think is very important as go is going through a electoral process to help in defeating the tension that exists in the country where the people right now do not trust the political process. And you think that particularly I mean that that's the kind of thing that's going to support the appeal by the opposition winner in inverted commerce. So he claims Mr. for you in the coast juvenile court, you think it's more or less likely to. Happen. When the such pressure is coming from important significant regional players courts in congress controlled by Kabila, Ravi, four even election took place Kabila replace an appointed a lot of New Jersey's in the constitutional courts. So we know is going to be a long shots. But on the other hand how reliable but a recount be. When the whole problem is a problem with the initial vote the opposition and different observers reciprocally Saint called the Catholic bishops they have the results. No, those Sankoh as ready standard that the results published by the electoral commission does not reflect what they've observed. We also had other observers such a similar sale. They had about nineteen thousand observers Catholic by forty forty thousand observers they have also the results, and we just compare notes that should not be suffering, very difficult. But when when we also throw in the issue of a power sharing deal. Why do you think Saddik have done that one thing that applause? Of doing his colleagues for the recounts by the call for a power-sharing agreement is not the reality that people want. So see we've had power sharing agreement before I in the mid two thousand that did not work in the Congo. Think about this has been in power for almost eighteen years now, and we've the electoral process, the rose the chance for him to leave power and also for the Kabila regime to end the call is people were for the Kabila regime has been able to circumvent that house. So with the election result coming up from the professional and the legislative result. We are seeing that the regime has won many seats. So how do you explain that? These people are one and go to the poll vote for the opposition. And at a symptom that the voting opposition they're also voting for the Kabila regime now you raise an interesting point there because if the parliamentary elections are accepted as being so overwhelmingly in favor of of Kabila candidates. What does that mean for anyone who becomes the new president? There will not be able to govern. I mean, the provincial government vote for the Senate senators. The legislative government are electing the prime minister and also in the Senate there is a possibility the Senate could vote for who is now a Senator for life to become the head of the Senate. There are many scenarios already showing that will affect your crisis in six months time will somehow be still be in power. I hope that can be enough pressure on the government or the Kabila regime on the electoral commission. So make sure that the wheel of the Congolese people is heard a respected. So if we have regional institution putting pressure on the Kabila regime, you will be more inclined to listen to them. That's combine a spokesperson for friends of the Congo. Speaking to Lawrence, and we're going to be hearing from Sambi as foreign minister on the show in an hour's time. Now, let's go to symboblic tough times now in the country after the government took the decision to more than double the price of fuel announcing the price rise late on Saturday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa blamed severe fuel shortages on increased consumption as well as rampant illegal fuel trading. Trade unions have reacted with outrage have called for nationwide strikes. Meanwhile, the opposition movement for democratic change says Imbaba is descending into a humanitarian crisis tough. Explain what's going on. I've been speaking to talk to catch Madonna and analysts of African development strategies. That's an economic think tank based in Harare, the real challenge with fewer is that there were men you might be aware that the trend of US. To the local cut ins is one is to one. Supply of. Is limited to the extend that the rates. Two hundred and fifty two hundred eighty percent. They get to the show it. So the government is maintained the price of the official at age of two one which is people auditing because even from the minister of energ- equal that daddy from Zimbabwe Zambia in the value to become the ship it. So that is what president Emmerson Mnangagwa would say he would say that there's rampant illegal fuel trading. This is the reason one of the main reasons they're having to hike the price of fuel. But but mismanagement of of the economy being able to sort of stabilize the currency, many people are saying well because you've mismanaged that. Why should we have to suffer? We the people of Zimbabwe. I mean, look for the last five years government overspent vending beyond the national budget targets beyond that we always say. Run. Amounting to fifty billion dollars for the ten years. And if you look at these imports driving to count useless things that you're gonna be locally. And the government has been the chief culprit the imposition of these items mainly vehicles like yet if you look at why did that driving here? Can you imagine that countries crises? I can understand that will make people very angry as well saying ministers as you say driving around in top-end vehicles. While everyone else is is is having a very hard time of it. We've had the union say we need national strikes, the opposition movements say we're we're in a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. And we have president Managua in Russia today to try and get foreign investment into the country. Now, what is the general feeling about that understandably the country needs it from an economic point of view? But there's been a lot of concern about inviting Russia in this way. Well, what are people saying? I think they've Wendy investments, obviously. Because if you look at this number three billion dollars coming to platinum invetment, that's what you're looking for. But you see people doing big on that? The regiment's seems to be it probably in this guy. Meaningful benefits to the people on the streets. Tell us how life is there at the moment. We're hearing humanitarian crisis how tough is life at for your average Imbaba. In writing the travel if I'm to go back to the families to do willing to send the kids to school level reports in Zimbabwe say they did this. And so way. The way. But now with this you I meant it what kind of quote wack imagine, you'll be paying five dollars one trip on board. Seven eight kilometer has to pay five UN. Quite the income level is ending below. Basket reported by female flight eight hundred US dollars, they need to give you sort of video challenges gave in this country. Painting a picture of life. Day to day. Life isn't Bob liens, that's adult gift me, Gano analyst of African development strategies..

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"We'll just before we came on air. I spoke to Mona L to how we an American Egyptian journalist and asked her about the bigger picture here. I think what has done is that she has forced onto the global consciousness the status of women in Saudi Arabia. I mean at the end of the day as we celebrate her safety as we celebrate her freedom now in Canada and think of the life ahead the life that she has a header we have to ask what was she escaping from? And we have to ask why have so many Saudi women been trying to escape and the answer is something called the guardianship system. Which is what something I call a form of gender. Apartheid that allows a male guardian to control so many aspects of a woman's life from birth to death to effectively render an adult woman, a minor her entire life. So as happy as I am that RAF is safe and free. I'm also relieved that finally the world is paying attention to this guardianship system that Saudi women have been trying to dismantle for years. Paying attention is one thing influencing things sufficiently for anything to change is quite another, isn't it? Absolutely. And I think the center of this as the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who since his rise to power has presented himself to the rest of the world is any man's Peter of women, and as a reformer and these allies and sadly Saudi Arabia's western allies who love to sell the Saudis, billions of dollars worth of weapons, of course, have bought those lives all too easily, but he has made change. I mean the driving. I know the issue was was widely discussed, and perhaps was was seen as being too significant within the wider picture, but he did make that change. We also have to Molly to actually was pushing for that change for the longest time, and it was Saudi women's rights activists in tellingly. Just before he made that change that everyone loves to remember six weeks before he lifted the driving ban. He imprisoned seventeen women's rights activists and feminists who for years had fought for lifting the driving ban and ending the guardianship system. So you have to ask yourself. How is he both a reform emancipator women and also the instigator of an unprecedented crackdown on women's rights activists and feminists the Saudis are being quiet on this particular case, so far would you expect them to say anything publicly about it? I would imagine the Saudis a terribly embarrassed. At the fact that an eighteen year old woman, wrong-footed them and embarrass them in front of the entire world. And at a time when they're trying to get the wall to forget, the murder of journalist Jamal husky and the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman himself has been accused of ordering this gruesome murder of a man who is dismembered in the Saudi concert in Istanbul. So at a time when they're hoping the world. Gets this at a time when they're hoping the world won't pay more attention to the disastrous war in Yemen out of the blue comes the eighteen year old who says I want to be free. I deserve to be free. So I imagine they're very embarrassed. And I think that this is going to put under tremendous spotlight. This pretense by the crown prince that he's liberating women one other story to mention in this context, which is in the headlines today the prestigious Egyptian university Al has expelled female student who appeared in a video being hugged by a male student. This was during a marriage proposal. Apparently, what do you make of that? I think it's one of the most absolutely ludicrous stories I've ever heard, and I think it speaks to something again much larger who's on the face of it it it's ridiculous. But I think this goes to the heart of patriarchy both in Egypt and Saudi Arabia because this is what connects this young woman's story to rough story the the patriarchal. Scientists. I mean, obviously patriarchy is universal. But I think one thing that we haven't paid enough. Attention to is the effects of patriarchy on women in the Middle Eastern North Africa a region of the world that I come from. And I think when you hear about stories like this you have to remember that sexual harassment is endemic in Egypt. The United Nations found a few years ago that ninety nine percent of Egyptian women have been subjected to sexual harassment ninety six percent of them in the form of groping, which is a form of sexual assault. And yet here comes this university and expels a woman for a hug and also remember just a few weeks ago. The authorities sent to prison a female activists for two years for posting a video on Facebook, which he exposed sexual harassment in a Bank and condemned Egypt's government for not doing enough to fight sexual harassment. So again, we know what what are they doing? And I think that this kind of moral indignation is something that the regimes in the region, understand unite or. All political factions, and it it it goes to the heart of something. I call the Tri factor of misogyny by which the state the street and the home together oppress women, and this is where I think that you must connect the story to what Ross has gone to motor Elta. How are we speaking to me from Canada earlier now the official up in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo? Martin has told the BBC that the real winner was the outgoing leader Joseph Kabila, another opposition candidate Felix chickadee, Katie was declared at the surprise Victor. But Mr. new has accused him of striking a power sharing deal with Mr Kabila, Mr. she Katie denies that claim the electoral commission is saying that MP's from political parties that support outgoing president could be have won the majority of seats in Parliament, Mr is saying the whole election was rigged. And he has filed a petition of the constitutional court, which therefore challenges the outcome. We can speak to the BBC's guys Kuwaiti. In kinshasa. So with that court petition guys how do things stand now. Well, we we that good petition now has tweet for a maximum of seven days. So that the court can look at he's petition and also look at his evidence all the evidence that he provided. And then they could we will make it final decision after the seventies to to know where Louise rights and that elections or avoid should be recounted minorly again or whether just to simply constantly elections. The other option is that. The court may say that you lose evidence are not strength in strong enough. So that they will just confirm Felix, Katie as the Weiner. So those are the options that we have right now. And Martin has not seed what will happen in that case. But one thing he is that he will not allow anyone to steal as he sees it to steal his victory or what he calls the victory of the Congolese people are mentioned, the parliamentary elections in the fact that those supportive of the outgoing president of done well in those where does that take in terms of the wider picture here? Well, that means that whoever the new incoming president is that president. We'll have to work. We we we the outgoing. The outgoing government. It will have to work with people from the from walk loose with political party. For example. The prime minister must come from the current government. And also. For any project or ideas that the new president will have before they're approved by the parliament. They will have to talk or to convince to get approval from the majority of the parliament, and that's mainly supporters of the outgoing President Joseph Kabila, which means even if President Kabila leaves the parliament will still make sure that he has significant influence. Okay. Thank you very much. Indeed, guys Cassini the BBC's man in Kinshasa keeping an eye on the aftermath of those elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to tackle a problem. Common to many countries across the globe sexual violence against women forty thousand rapes are reported in South Africa each year, though, this is thought to be only a fraction of the real total. The president was launching the ANC manifesto for upcoming elections in Durban when he instructed every man in the packed stadium to stand. He then told them that they need to do. More to address the problem. Gender-based violence has.

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"Is a force for good in the Middle East. We need to acknowledge that truth because if we don't we make bad choices now and in the future, and our choices the choices we make today have consequences for nations and for millions and millions of people that Pompeo also unloaded on former President Obama who a decade ago gave a speech in Cairo on US Mideast relations puppy painted Obama as timid and wrong, especially for Obama's assertion that the US in the Muslim world needed. Eight new beginning Pompeo says Obama's administration is to blame for what's wrong in the Mideast today and also blamed him for ISIS. The French Foreign Minister is calling for clarity on the presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo after a surprise victory by a main opposition. Leader NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports he described the results as not consistent with observers reports. Jive legit comments on a foreign election were unusually blunt election officials named Felix she said Keti as the provisional winner of the Congo's long delayed chaotic and controversial presidential election. Runner-up Martin failure denounced the results as an electoral coup. The notoriously unstable African nation has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in nineteen sixty former President Joseph Kabila who ruled for the past seventeen years with an iron fist was supposed to step down two years ago, but hung on sparking a political crisis marked by widespread. Protests and violence literally are also called attention to the vote tally of the Catholic church which didn't show Chiesa Getty winning either. Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are down one hundred thirteen points at twenty three thousand seven hundred sixty five you're. You're listening to NPR and from KCRW, I'm Cheri Glazer was state and local headlines, the partial government shutdown stretching into its third week and eight hundred thousand federal employees across the country are trying to figure out how to pay their bills tomorrow would normally be payday for them. But not this week KCRW's, David Weinberg looks at saw the workers here in California who are caught up in the showdown, California has nearly forty two thousand federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay less because the Golden State is home to more federal employees than Washington DC or any other state many work for the agriculture treasury or the interior department's some are not managers air traffic controllers criminal investigators. They're also mechanics janitors and cooks and this Friday, none of them will get paid based on their average salary. That means just over three point six billion dollars that California families will not have to spend on rent. Food clothes or a trip to the movies? Even if the government reopens the next few days, the next time workers would receive a paycheck would be January twenty fifth. A year ago this week torrential rain pelted the community of montecito in Santa Barbara county. The area was struggling to get back on its feet after being hit just a month. Earlier by devastating wildfire. That rain unleashed a flow of mud and boulders. The size of cars twenty three people die that day, including a toddler and a teenager whose bodies were never recovered last night residents remembered those who were lost with a candlelight procession KCRW's, Catherine Barnes reports more than a thousand people gathered at a local park after a light rain shower.

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"Now in the future. And our choices the choices we make today have consequences for nations and for millions and millions of people that Pompeo also unloaded on former President Obama who a decade ago gave a speech in Cairo on US Mideast relations Pompeo painted Obama as timid and wrong, especially for Obama's assertion that the US in the Muslim world needed. Eight new beginning Pompeo says Obama's administration is to blame for what's wrong in the mid east today and also blamed him for ISIS. The French Foreign Minister is calling for clarity on the presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo after a surprise victory by a main opposition leader, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports he described the results as not consistent with observers reports. John comments on a foreign election were unusually blunt election officials named Felix she Keti as the provisional winner of the Congo's long-delayed chaotic and controversial presidential election. Runner-up Martin failure denounced the results. As an electoral coup. The notoriously unstable African nation has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in one thousand nine hundred sixty former President Joseph Kabila who ruled for the past seventeen years with an iron fist was supposed to step down two years ago, but hung on sparking a political crisis marked by widespread. Protests and violence lately are also called attention to the vote tally of the Catholic church which didn't show she Getty winning either. Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are down one hundred thirteen points at twenty three thousand seven hundred sixty five you're listening to NPR from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. A top ranking contra Costa county fire official is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for allegedly stealing narcotics from this workplace. Tara Siler reports on Sunday Martinez. Police arrested Richard Stevenson, the chief of emergency medical services for the county's fire protection. District. He's charged with two felony counts of embezzlement and two misdemeanor. Charges of possessing the synthetic opioid and my days lamb, it's used to drowsiness and reduce anxiety. Fire officials say this is an isolated case, but they've removed and inspected the medications and all fire vehicles, which they say showed no signs of tampering. Nonetheless, officials say they're dumping all the old controlled substances and replacing them with new stock. Stevenson has been placed on page administrative leave. I'm Tara Siler KiKi. Dee news anyone remember this. Now.

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"Coup. The notoriously unstable African nation has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in one thousand nine hundred sixty former President Joseph Kabila who ruled for the past seventeen years with an iron fist was supposed to step down two years ago, but hung on sparking a political crisis marked by widespread. Protests and violence lately are also called attention to the vote tally of the Catholic church which didn't show she Getty winning either. Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are down one hundred thirteen points at twenty three thousand seven hundred sixty five you're listening to NPR from K Q E D news, I'm Brian watt. A top ranking contra Costa county fire official is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for allegedly stealing narcotics from this workplace. Tara Siler reports on Sunday Martinez. Police arrested Richard Stevenson, the chief of emergency medical services for the county's fire protection.

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"We are overwhelmed. It's an immense joy account. Even I don't know what to say Felix our leader is the president of the country. About the opposition candidate who is leading in the polls leading up to the vote has rejected the result Martin who called it an electoral coup cooked up by the ruling coalition the FCC. Serve you normal than anybody that these Brooklyn mission is the result of fake and invented results entirely for big kitted in the offices of the governing. FCC plenty these results their nomination Yati at the ballot boxes. This is really unacceptable electoral fraud. Move which has the potential to provoke generaux dissolved across the hall of the national territory. We cannot accept that. The wheel of people is not being respected. We cut the gory. Collegiate be published by Mr. Nanga, the head of the electoral commission on the defeated candidates. Martin for you criticizing their the head of the electoral commission. Konate knanga. Well in a statement, the Congolese Catholic church which deployed observers throughout the country has also begun to question. The results. From the analysis made from the nations of this mission, we declare that the result of the presidential election as published by the electoral commission, does not correspond with the data collected by our observer mission from polling stations and counting sentence. Joining us now live from Kinshasa's, BBC's Africa, editor Fergal, Keane and Fergal how significant is this intervention by the Catholic church. I think it's important. I was in the room when they made that statement, and you could hear the cheers there from some activists and also some Congolese journalists when they essentially said, look, we don't believe that what's been announced officially matches of we counted. And they have forty thousand observers across the country that you just charges a hugely important moral force in this country. It's got a big network of schools of education something like sixty percent or so of of Congolese have been educated by the Catholic church. So what it says does matter. No, however, they're careful not to be drawn to deeply into a political wrangle that is coming perhaps a legal challenge that is coming the party's any candidate has ten days in which to dispute this result. And that may be the role that goes down. It's also known for the. The questions were asked afterwards the church. Peter keen to do what they did yesterday. And that say people must become in the words of one priest. They must behave maturity and not be drawn into violence say the the man who's been declared. The winner Felix Katie his pay tribute to outgoing President Joseph Kabila said we should no longer him as an adversary rather as a partner and democratic change in our country any word from him for Mr Kabila. No. There hasn't been except to say that his candidate Mr. Choudhury congratulated Phoenix security, but we're waiting for a more complete statement from the government. But I think what perhaps is most significant is what they haven't said they haven't come out and objected to the result. Even though there man has been defeated, and and certainly among supporters of Martin for you. That's another indication really that the person who has been declared as president of the Congo is someone who is what to put it my lead, the least objectionable candidate to President Kabila, and they will fear. I think many diplomats will fear that what you will. You will adopt with is really a version of of business as usual, but with the face of an opposition leader as head of state. Diplomats has been questioning though from outside the country from France in particular. There has an, but the difficulty with sort of western criticism here, and it's it's quite like what you saw with the British and Bob way, is that you get an incumbent government, which can turn it around a will turn it around and certainly for their own supporters say look it neocolonial meddling. That's all that. We're seeing here. I think that's why what what is said potentially by regional powers by African leaders is more important and significant I think today that the president of South Africa, civil Ramaphosa and his statement. He didn't congratulate Felix Jessica on a victory. He said he noted the results, and he congratulated all three candidates for participating in order to be in a largely peaceful election. What then D suspect we should see in the next few days, you think there will be legal challenges. Well, let's ask ourselves. What are the options? If you're Martin for you and your contemplating a situation where Joseph Kabila still holds the reins of power. He has control over the security services. The army the police all. All of the key ministries in this country. He's in an immensely powerful position. Phoenix Katie is not in a perfect position. But he does have a published mandate. One that's been declared by the commission now, the only potential if Mr. for you is not going to take people onto the streets with all the dangerous that that would involve for his supporters is to go down the legal route of challenging the result waiting to see what happens and hopefully from his point of view trying to build some consensus in the region. And then after that with with other foreign powers and to press for a reevaluation of this result. But one has to say, it doesn't look too optimistic for him at the moment that could change Fergal. Thanks very much. Not so Africa, editor Fergal, Keane. Joining us there from the DRC capital Kinshasa. So what happened between last week when the Catholic church in the DRC announced it knew the name of the election winner. And this. Declaration of the provisional election result Adly involved hoot is a west and central African analyst with Economist Intelligence Unit here in London. The Catholic church announcement was t- they have influence, and they made international scene. React. So that meant that the regime increasingly had difficulties to argue for any win by shedder. He and they had to revert back to plan b the plan is likely to have been a concentrated west, but is likely to have been gaining time at first by delaying the results and then try to have back door deal. It's an official but try to have a backdoor to security. I mean, this is likely because autistic AD presidency is way more manageable than fairly presidency for Kabila in the regime. First of all, you do is the worst case scenario for Kabila because he's been constant in his position to the regime, and he's expected to crack down on all the corruption that has been Purves leaving the country by some pretty powerful. He's back by them there and get soon be who are powerful figures, and that are expected to at least investigates past crimes that have been committed. DRC educated presidency would be a bit more manageable for. Regime in part because they have leverage on ticket. And this is because in the DRC to be eligible to be candidates in jail action. You have to hold a degree and two security has provided a decree to electoral commission, which was supposed to be done in Belgium. But Brussels released a press comments a couple of days ago. I think stating that they have no record of this decree, which would mean that there is a possibility for someone to just file a case and try to cancel these elections. So they could do that. Anyway, they can I mean, it's in the public domain. Now exactly does that make a difference that is out there in the public domain. It's not something that can be held as a potential blackmail tool. Yeah. It makes a different it is in the public domain. But I think I think it's still something that the regime has tried to use and probably something else that makes this situation the DRC very very rarely as well. We'll tell us about Tshisikedi what what sort of person is. He what sort of president mighty be. If it does. Is the center Fitschen. Jessica Yu interested is historical position. Neither in the DRC had a huge aura, and he was really the main actor able to keep de physician allied. Unfortunately, he died I think it was a year ago that meant the opposition kind of collapsed. So Felix ticket. He has inherited party. But the problem is that it doesn't have the same kind of aura that his father has is in alliance with Vital Kamerhe. And where they said their main goal witty is to restore stability and peace in the country. I mean, that's a very vague thing to say and three difficult right now what they're gonna do. I wouldn't expect them to crack down on the networks of corruption exists in the country right now againist so the son of one big leader taking over from the son of another big leader. Exactly. And what if the people of the DRC the voters? I mean, they almost seem aside element in all of this. It sounds like from your description. This is all about power play amongst some major political. What about the people that the checked out to vote in December? What is really interesting in? These elections is first of all that wasn't that election that took place, and that's the population massively went to the pool peacefully. So that really shows that in the DRC there is some kind of frustration with the political institutions in place, and that there is a will to change things political activism has been on the rise in the country. So I mean, there is potential for democratic gains in the DRC. So the population wants change, but still I think there are major obstacles to real democratic advance in the country right now, which are as you say pervasive corruption still be government restriction and civil liberties all that sort of things what about the man who was thought to be in the leading position motto follow tell us about him. So for you is an expected candidate in these elections. Mr. failure has been India position for years, and he has been. Considered by the government as an extremist India position, this is because he's been involved in in the two thousand sixteen protests in spe- hasn't been fearful of taking a strong stance against the regime. He has talked about cracking down on corruption in the country, which is something that the regime doesn't want. He has talked about the mining sector. So he's a former businessman, and he has said that he wants to reform the mining sector and try to have some benefit for the population from this really resource for sector entity that was adhaline von hoot a west and central Africa analyst with the intelligence Economist Intelligence Unit here in London and just say, well, we've been on air the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has begun his speech in Cairo talking about America's role in the Middle East. He has said America is a force of good in the Middle East. He's also said that President Trump is willing to take. Military action again in Syria body said we hope he won't have to will have much more on that and analysis of it in the second half of the program. So do stay with us here on NewsHour from the BBC World Service. It's the BBC NewsHour on WNYC in New York. 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"Let's start with that story in the DRC a surprise result in the presidential elections and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The opposition candidate Felix Jesse Katie has been declared the winner and will succeed longtime rural ruler Joseph Kabila, but defeated candidate Martin Fowler rejected category. Got categorically the preliminary results. You know, more than anybody that these Brooklyn mission is the result of fake and invented results entirely for big kitted in the back offices of the governing FCC Patty these results their nomination yadi at the ballot boxes. This is clearly unacceptable electoral fraud, which has been shown to provoke generaux disorder across the hall of the national territory. We cannot accept that the wheel over people is not being respected. We cut the collegiate to the result published by Mr. Nanga, the head of the electoral commission. Let's go live now to the DRC and speak to the BBC's guys Quimby who's overlooking. The city as I think in Kinshasa there is a bit of delay on the line. So just bear. With us goes what's the latest in terms of reactions that the country's waking up to this result? What? So in terms of reaction, so far the tone of Kinshasa is kind of divide it you have people in the limited area. That's where he's based Hugh, the headquarters of.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

"I'm broken down. Again. We report on how Iraqi and American forces are continuing the fight against Islamic state militants and later in the program. What kind of a tech conference do for you? Spent about an hour being made to look a lot young biotechnology which involves effectively makeup big ejected on your face. Also in this program. We discovered another place where women were engaged artistic production. We have no idea about we look at how a woman's tooth is rewriting art history. You're listening to the BBC World Service. This is the BBC news Fiona McDonald an opposition. Candidate Felix Tshisikedi has been declared the provisional winner of last month's presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Tshisekedi told cheering supporters that he would serve as president of all Congolese. But the man who had led opinion polls, my turn for you has rejected the result calling it an electoral coup Louise de tres in Kinshasa, the electoral commission has declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisikedi the winner with just over seven million votes or thirty eight point five percent defeating Martin for you another opposition candidate at six point three million votes and Emmanuel Ramazani should Dari the ruling party's candidate. This is a historic moment for Chiesa. Katie's party the UDPS who have tried unsuccessfully to seize power for decades. But in recent days rumors of a deal. Deal between Tshisikedi end President Joseph Kabila have raised concerns. Among members of the opposition. The has has acknowledged talks with the ruling party to prepare a transition of power candidates can appeal results if they wish and the final decision will be announced by the constitutional court. The big question now is how the country will react. There are serious concerns of unrest. If people conclude that results have locked in credibility. The Catholic church you had the largest number of election. Observers deployed has warned they will reject results. They believe are fraudulent Mr. Tshisekedi team has denied that he is colluded with Joseph Kabila, the South Korean president moon Jae in North Korea needs to take more ordinations and practical measures towards denuclearization to ensure sanctions are lifted earlier to merge that the North Korean leader Kim Jong UN had expressed concern. About the impasse in talks the United States at his summit in Beijing with president Xi Jinping. President Trump has walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders after top Democrats told him that they would not fund his border wall. It was the latest attempt to end a government shutdown. This report from rajini Vijen oven. The president tweeted that the meeting was a total waste of time. The leader of the Democrats in the Senate Chuck Schumer said proceedings were tense. He asked speaker Pelosi. Will you agree to my wall? She said, no..

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"I'm Rhonda roster partial government shutdown stretching into its third week with no signs of an agreement on border security, President Trump those standing by his demands for the border wall. Have you this? If we don't find a solution. It's going to go on for a long time. There's not gonna be any bend right here. Trump says he's considering whether or not to declare a national emergency without and get the wall without approval from congress as the partial government shutdown drags on. The White House is looking at all options to get the money needed for the president's border wall. Press secretary Sarah Sanders, says the president will do whatever it takes to protect our borders. And the president says he'll make a decision on a national emergency declaration over the next few days White House correspondent, Greg Clugston. Democrats oppose the wall as immoral and ineffective. The president says vice president Pence lead a productive meeting Sunday with congressional ficials more meetings were planned. Next week. The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is postponed the release of the results of last weekend's presidential election fuelling suspicions that president. Joseph Kabila's ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power known. You date for announcing the winner of the December thirtieth election was given electoral officials have compiled fifty three percent of the votes and will not release any information until all the ballots have been tallied said Cornell Nanga head of the electoral commission, LA who's stepping down after eighteen years in power had delayed the election for two years. The postponement in announcing the winner was seen by some Congolese as part of an effort by be lots of party to manipulate the results in order to claim victory. I'm Sarah shaklee activists praising Houston area law enforcement in arresting a twenty year old man in the suspected fatal drive-by shooting of.

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News in Brief 4 January 2019

UN News

03:59 min | 3 years ago

News in Brief 4 January 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC is calm, but tense as the country waits for the results of last Sunday's presidential poll, the UN human rights office. OH Chr said on Friday amid reports that journalists and opposition political candidates have been intimidated and access to the internet has been blocked. OH HR spokesperson Ravina Chamdo Sanni warned that efforts to silence dissent could backfire. What Michalik have told me? And they have observed is that the situation remains calm, but very tense ahead of the announcement of the results of the elections. There are preliminary reports of some pockets of violence and people being injured this being a very sensitive as I said, very tense period. We are concerned that these efforts to silence dissent could backfire considerably. When the results are announced, and we are watching carefully, and we are calling on all sides to refrain. From the use of violence. The result of the DRC poll, which featured twenty one candidates is due to be announced this Sunday, although the electoral commission said that this may be pushed back the election will decide these successor to President Joseph Kabila who came to power in two thousand and one after the previous incumbent, his father Laurent was assassinated in the aftermath of a civil war involving numerous armed militias staying with the DRC region. Some sixteen thousand people have arrived in neighboring Republic of the Congo. Also known as Congo Brazzaville after fleeing deadly into communist clashes Android Mahachi from the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday in Geneva that ultra stabilities flared up again at the end of last month between two communities in Yhombi mind on the province in western DRC. People are in dire need of basic assistance. Mr. Mahachi said adding that those fleeing DRC spike of attacks that left homes burned and people killed. This influx. In a matter of day is a major event it's a major influx for Congo-Brazzaville anyth- requires substantial response as I said the area of the Congo browser where these people are is very moat. It's not easy to reach. So we right now together with other agencies, including the world could program deploying teams to these areas distributing the relief items, including food and shelter materials and other basic items, and this has been going on since the twenty nine of the Cimber, according to UNHCR, this is the largest influx of refugees in over a decade since one hundred and thirty thousand people were forced to seek shelter amid ethnic clashes and Dale sees Fulmer Ecuador province in two thousand nine and finally criminal trial in Saudi Arabia of individuals suspected of involvement in the killing of Jamal. Khashoggi does not meet the requirements of an independent and international probe requested by the UN human rights chief Michelle Basch, let her office. Said on Friday. According to reports eleven defendants went on trial in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday. Five suspects face the death penalty, if convicted of the murder of Mr. casual g who was a critic of the kingdom and has not been seen since he visited his country's consulate in Istanbul on the second of October. Here's Ravina Shamtou Sanni from the office of the High Commissioner for human rights OH Chr, we as you know, have been pressing for Justice in the kashogi case for months now and we've been calling for an investigation independent investigation with international involvement. And this has not happened yet Chamdo Sanni confirmed that the high Commissioner's office has spoken several times to the Saudi authorities about the case the spokesperson also underlined that the UN office was against the imposition of the death penalty in all circumstances. And that it had no representation in the Gulf kingdom to assess the trial. Daniel Johnson UN news.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KCRW

"Hezbollah or closer together to make sure that we get this right Netanyahu said he wants to intensify. Israel's intelligence and operational cooperation with the US to counter Iran in Syria and throughout the Middle East. Israeli media report the Netanyahu lobbied Trump to carry out the US troop withdrawal gradually. Trump tweeted Monday that it will happen slowly NPR's. Daniel estrin. In the Democratic Republic of Congo. Internet access has been cut a radically reduced for the second straight day following Sunday's vote to replace President Joseph Kabila from Kinshasa NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports the move to cut internet connections and suspend SMS services in Congo has been sharply criticized by election observers from the Catholic church and the civic coalition as well as media organizations, the US and other western powers, senior Congolese government officials say limiting internet access is to preserve public order following the circulation on social media of fictitious election results, which they say could lead to kale's restrictions are likely to apply until complete presidential which was also released expected January sixth the FM signal of popular Radio, France International a much. Listen to source of news in Congo has been scrambled in another development reflecting nervous tension in Congo, often long delayed elections meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power of the acquis dogs and NPR. News can Chesa space. Scientists are celebrating today after successfully receiving data from now says new horizon spacecraft about an icy space rock that is four billion miles from earth. The ice rock is nicknamed ultimate totally an estimated to be about twenty two miles across the lead. Scientists on this mission says this is the farthest exploration by the United States spacecraft in the history of humankind. And it did so spectacularly I'm doin' psycho. Tau?.

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"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:42 min | 3 years ago

"joseph kabila" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Corruption privileges and advantages unfair advantages. Favors to certain parties. Must not go on the government and economy have to serve all of the nation. The family of Paul Whalen, the American arrested on spying charges in Moscow have said he's innocent. In a statement posted on social media. They claimed he was in the Russian capital for wedding. Gary O'Donoghue reports boylans families said it learned about his detention from news reports and was deeply concerned for his safety. And well, the statement said Mr. Wheeler was a former marine who now worked in corporate security for a US company making car parts, according to the family he was in the Russian capital to attend the wedding of fellow marine on Monday, the Russian authorities said they detained Mr. wheelin who is forty eight at the end of last week while he was engaged in an act of espionage. If convicted he could face more than ten years in prison after a waited several hours. Nasa has confirmed that the new horizons spacecraft has performed a successful flypast of the most distant object. Ever explored in our solar system applause and cheering broke out in mission control after it was announced the craft was in full working order and had gathered several gigabytes of photos and other observations of ultima three an icy object more than six billion kilometers from earth. Nasa said that the data which will be sent back to earth over the coming months would improve our understanding of the origin of our solar system new horizons. Principal investigator Allen stern described the likely appearance of ultima. My bet would be that. It's probably a single object. It's Bilo bait and if I'm wrong, I'll tell you tomorrow. If it's two separate objects. This would be an unprecedented situation in terms of how close their their orbiting to one another and it will be spectacular. To see and I'd love to see it. But I think the higher probability is that it's it's a single body. The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has defended shutting down internet and text services for a second day following Sunday's presidential election. An advisor to President Joseph Kabila said people were using social media to share fictitious election result and prepare for popular uprising. You're listening to the world news from the BBC. A fifty year old German man is under arrest in northwestern. Germany suspected of making what officials say was a deliberate act to kill foreigners. The attack happened in the early hours of New Year's day in Trump at least four pedestrians, including Syrians and Afghans were injured when a car drove into them. Doctors in Russia, treating an eleven month old boy who was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment block in the city of magnetic goals say he's conscious but in a critical condition the boy was found after spending more than thirty hours in sub-zero temperatures. Net is pulled from its service in Saudi Arabia an episode of comedy that was highly critical of the kingdom the second program from Patriot Act was removed after Netflix received an official complaint that it had violated Saudi Arabia's anti cybercrime law. The streaming service confirmed to the financial times that he'd had taken down the episode. Tens of thousands of women have formed a human chain across the southern Indian state of Kerala in support of a court. Order overturning a partial ban on women entering a famous Hindu temple the women's wall. Rally was backed by the communist government in the state. Here's our South Asia, editor and Barisan ethirajan. The organizers of the human chain in India's Cadillac state held meetings across the province, government, employees students and activists chanted slogans and held placards calling for women of all ages to be allowed into the famous top submarine mala temple Hindu, hardliners have been preventing women of childbearing age from worshipping at define the temple has become a battleground for Hindu radicals and gender activists since the supreme court verdict last year, despite the ruling no one has yet been able to enter the temple and I report by ambbassador on ethirajan in this edition of the BBC news. The world is supported by babble a European-made language learning program. Babble teaches practical conversation in Spanish, French German and other languages available in the app store or online at.

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Congo election postponed for one week amid political turmoil

Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe

00:22 sec | 3 years ago

Congo election postponed for one week amid political turmoil

"Underground, the Democratic Republic of Congo electoral authority has postponed Sunday's election. By a week. Already two years overdue and extends president Joseph Kabila's nearly eighteen year rule. The announcement triggered clashes in the capital Kinshasa between the police and supporters of one of the two main opposition presidential

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Delayed Congo poll offers slim hope for change

FT News

09:52 min | 3 years ago

Delayed Congo poll offers slim hope for change

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

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U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have 'dangerous implications' for stability

Radio Specials

00:30 sec | 3 years ago

U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have 'dangerous implications' for stability

"Alexander Salazar is accused of sexually abusing a minor back in the nineteen nineties until now he served as an auxiliary Bishop for the archdiocese of Los Angeles the same archdiocese that knew about this accusation for well over a decade LA archbishop Jose Gomez said in a statement that Salazar has consistently denied any wrongdoing. Even so he said local law enforcement investigated the alleged molestation back in two thousand and two. And ultimately, the LA county district attorney's office decided not to prosecute Salazar's resignation punctuates a trying year for pope Francis. Who's seen the churches infamous sex abuse scandal resurface in the US for NPR news? I'm Benjamin Gottlieb in Los Angeles. As expected the Federal Reserve says it's raising short-term interest rates for the fourth time this year. This is NPR news from Washington. Democratic Republic of Congo was due to hold elections on Sunday. But as NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports, there's a chance the voting could be postponed. Tension is mounting in Congo as rumors fly about whether Sunday's much delayed. Elections will be postponed it pains delivery. Averting materials is way behind schedule in the vast country and the election commission went be ready in time a commission spokesman Jean-Pierre Columba told the BBC a delay could not be ruled out don't do everything possible to be ready for December twenty three Columba says. But if that's not possible, we won't jeopardize the vote simply because we didn't want to delay it by four or five days or a week. We want to do this properly. Many Congolese had predicted a delay in highly anticipated elections outgoing President Joseph Kabila said he wanted to be flawless of the acquis. Stockton NPR news can Chesa three crew members from the international space station are back on earth. After spending more than six months in space. Nasa Serena on and chancellor, a Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from Germany landed in Kazakhstan

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BBC, Argentina and Mr. Beatty discussed on A Public Affair

A Public Affair

00:14 sec | 3 years ago

BBC, Argentina and Mr. Beatty discussed on A Public Affair

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