32 Burst results for "Kinshasa"

"kinshasa" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

05:48 min | 4 months ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WBUR

"Each year in collaboration with Brazzaville to encapsulate another hugely musical city Kinshasa organizes a whole series of festivities that highlight the vitality of the music sector There is the international star festival the jazz give festival as well as the pan African music festival Kinshasa is also the only city in Central Africa to have a center for higher education in the hearts The national Institutes of the arts the INA to use its French initials which trains actors and musicians Since its opening over 50 years ago the INA has notably implemented several very fruitful exchange programs with other African and European cities and the pride of place for the INA goes to the Congolese singer Celine banza She won the radio France international in 2019 Here she is singing a song In which she sings in bandy one of the dialects of the former province of equator They Need to let them be tearing me to an end we're meant to live then be told my big home goal Sitting banza is Locally national As music is the foundation of local and national identity Kinshasa is committed to supporting its musical talents They also see music and culture as being an important part of its development Next let's listen to a truck that results from the mixture of traditional and modern music Which takes us on a journey to the next people in the province of kongo San trial The singer is where I saw One of the great figures of Congolese music and one of the leaders of what we call the winged claim and the title move your hips Moving over and over Again I'm just standing on my left leg I can be your I was in my kitchen Look at you to sell my mom with me for three I wanna give you like I just need you to get to me when I'm getting busy moving On and I will never leave my night baby baby I want you all to be my only person to you I wasn't gonna get through this all on my way through I am on my way if you look at this and I look at when I feel like I just remember you go through the one I can't just say You made me Remember I'm off with my baby yeah and I can not wait for this moment In my life And I'm here to set my mind A little bit Longer my most difficult moment yeah you made me mama Remember you met on my mood and I met you remember that moment Yeah pull out something like that And I will get through it Voila I look at it But a great singer with a song singing a song and Zynga luchetto or.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on Short Wave

Short Wave

06:10 min | 9 months ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on Short Wave

"This message comes from npr sponsor. Novo nordisk most people think obesity is just a matter of willpower. But it's a biologically based serious progressive disease with severe complications and decrease life expectancy. Novo nordisk is working to change how the world sees and manages obesity. The first step in turning the tide is recognizing that obesity is a disease all to help improve the lives of those who suffer from it and to remove the social stigma. More at truth about weight dot com. So john tell me more about this. Sanctuary visited in the democratic republic of the congo. Lola bonobo means bonobo paradise and it is. It's in the forest about ten miles outside of kinshasa lots of birds. It's got a river running through it. Which is convenient. Because bonobos can't swim the adult bonobos do leaving fenced enclosures but they have enough space so they can pretty much disappeared into the forest when they want to and how many bonobos live here. There are about sixty at lola. Several dozen more at a second location. Where bonobos who were raised here are being released into the wild. And that's that's a big deal because there are only about twenty thousand. Bonobos left in the world and the drc is the only place where they live outside captivity and john scientists are interested in bonobos because they are a close relative of ours right yes. Scientists considered chimps and bonobos are closest living relatives but but nobles haven't been studied as much as chips because they are so rare and they kind of flew under the radar. They were really only recognized as a separate species in one thousand nine hundred twenty nine got it. So what new things are. Scientists learning about bonobos. One thing they're learning is just how different they are from chimps when it comes to behavior with chimps aggression is pretty common and physical strength is key so the animal in charges invariably dominant male. Bonobos are like that here's something dr. Jonas mukamba told us. He's the lead veterinarian at the sanctuary. Who new book. It's only the familiar to mean sea left for melchior shift. You what he's saying. Is that with bonobos the females dominate and that a female is always the head of the group and we saw lots of examples of that. I mean one day. We were watching a caretaker toss pineapples to the bonobos in one group. It was very organized. Each bonobo seem to be waiting. their turn. Adults were sharing their food with babies. So i asked susie twin the to explain the dynamic and she started looking around for this one particular female them. Yeah so she's coming. This is big mom. Tough mom and as against issues in the front just to show that jesus Very concerned by all organization in the group. So the big mama is in charge and all the males follow the males are bigger than the females but if a male gets too aggressive all of the females will go after him and bite him and they might even chase him into the forest for a day or two john. This is more than bonobo. Paradise this is paradise paradise. When i want to come back as a bonobo. It's very different than the females goal is to maintain harmony in the whole group so like heating time they make sure that everyone shares and suzy topi they. They have another tactic. And the as you see. There is many many many many actual sex many negotiation but make peace so the rumors are true. Bonobos really do have a lot of sex a lot a lot especially at meals okay. And how do scientists go about studying bonobos. How do they even know about these. Traits of there's bonobos in the wild are almost impossible to study so scientists has spent a lot of time at lolo a few years ago. A researcher from duke university named brian hair did an experiment there. That really surprised a lot of people. Suzy told me about it. I want to show you. This is not only the love as you see has. It's very late and we have many rooms. We have the scientists would put to bonobos in adjacent rooms then they would give one of the bonobos some really special food you must be the favorite food like apples. They love as and most of times. We will like we normally trying to put one of sauce. I remember it was the mic. Cram mail this all sounds so delicious. It does but the question is. Would you eat your special meal alone or would you share it with your neighbor depends on the day depends on the nature of humans. We could go either way and the scientists really weren't sure what bonobo would do in elamine. We thought that because of nice food they would. I eight but we are surprised to see. That roommate is more important than food than favor food. The roommate was more important than the food interesting. The the noble with the plate would invite their neighbor in and they would eat together Sometimes there was sex too. But then the scientists did the experiment again with three bonobos including one who was a stranger and most of the time the bonobo with the food which share with the stranger first then the friend. Wow so when humans are nice. Are we topping into our bonobo side. Maybe we know that humans can be clever and aggressive and those are behaviors. You definitely see in chips but we also can be remarkably tolerant and empathetic and those are behaviors. You are much more likely to see in bonobos Okay because going back two chimps for a second. I can see why cleverness and aggressiveness would be advantageous passed on through natural selections survival of the fittest but sharing. What difference.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Mandina has been running these treatment center since March last year. The monkey. Uh, Syracuse Majority. The variant that is mainly circulating which predominates in our patients. At least, is the delta variant the Indian variant and we all know about the characteristics of this variant, The strong contagiousness. We see it. There have been lots of patients a big influx. Every day we reached our capacity of 30 beds. One patient leaves and is immediately replaced by another. We even have to refuse certain patients for lack of beds and refer them to other facilities CD That's the way the murders without The cafe in media to avoid overwhelming the healthcare system. Diaz's president, Felix Security last week announced a series of strange and measures to curve infections. They include banning or public gathering, exceeding 20 people the closure or drinking places for two weeks, initially, among others, But what you can just a residents think of the new restrictions. Yes, it does. Measures are counterproductive. They cannot really have our economy. I think the important measure is to tell people to put off. First mosque at this old lady only thing that can protect and to tell people to get vaccinated. I don't think this measures are as bad as the one that We had in the past where it was to close everything, and it was really bringing panic to people's, uh, routine, but this time It's not about complete lockdown, but just safety measures. I think everybody could bite to that. And that would help and not while other countries they took vaccine, and they found that now people are now, uh, security, Big security. The whole idea, opening things and the year we were joking. What I will ask to those responsible if they can, um Yes, bring people to take vaccine That will be a good things. But roll out of the vaccine has proven problematic despite receiving 1.7 million extra Zenica does is through the global Kovacs scheme. Brief pose in the rollout over clothing concerns meant the majority of the vaccines ended up being chipped it to Ghana and Madagascar, so as not to waste them. Now facing a third wave. Demand for the vaccine has been increasing. Dr Burton's 12 runs and Immunization Center in the capital is worried about not having enough vaccine supply to meet the demand. Six. Do you sit here? He's separated just after the launch of the campaign, and we saw that people were not interested in the vaccine. But from the moment we declare the third wave, we saw huge enthusiasm people coming in droves. Unfortunately, the vaccines we have will expire very soon. We need a new batch to be sent worse. That won't explain the next three months, with healthcare facilities under increasing strain and not enough vaccines to meet demand. Presidential security announced that the country is gearing up to acquire additional vaccines for the immunization campaign. But the dates are not yet clear own when they are expected in the country. With only two provinces out of 26. He believed having been spared by the pandemic. For medics, like those and Kinshasa University clinic, help count come soon enough. Was Emery macro amino reporting from Kinshasa..

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"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

10:19 min | 1 year ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Y. C. 93.9 FM and AM a 20 NPR News and the New York conversation. This is W. N. Y. C. U. S Transportation Secretary Pete Bloody shirt is touring the Hudson River Train tunnel this morning to see the damage left after they were flooded in 2012 during Sandy last month of federal government finally approved the $11 billion project to repair the existing tunnels and build a new one it had been held up by the Trump Administration. The governors of both New York, New Jersey had previously agreed to pay part of the cost. Last month, Governor Cuomo walked back on that, saying New York would not pay unless the federal government would commit to keeping the tunnels open while repairs are being made. On the report from the Connecticut Department of Health finds that opioid deaths in the state spiked during the pandemic and continue to increase this year. The investigation found the number of overdose deaths in the first three months of 2021. Was higher than the same time in 2019 and 2020. It points to the isolation brought on by the pandemic, as well as continued disruptions to recovery programs in a deadly fentanyl laced drug supply. The Hartford current reports at the synthetic opioid fentanyl was found in 4% of accidental intoxication deaths in the state in 2020 in 2012, but showed up in the vast majority of fatal overdoses last year. Bruce Springsteen show us Back on Broadway. The boss returned to the ST James Theatre on Saturday night, and fans were excited for the live performance after the pandemic had canceled So many events 27 year old Giancarlo Damasio came from Rochester with a friend. I think everybody should feel comfortable whether you're Vaccinated or masking up. Just try to let's let's try to return back to normal as soon as we can, and this is kind of the, uh, really the beginning of it. The show requires a fully vaccinated audience, and some anti vaccination protesters assembled outside Broadway shows planned to make a full return in September. New York City has opened its cooling centers in response to the high heat and high humidity that equal heat advisory today and tomorrow 92 beatable feel like 100 today 82 Partly sunny right now it's w and my say Welcome back to news out time now for our regular commitment to cover the environment and climate change the Hamptons, part of the east End of Long Island, known as a playground for affluent Manhattanites. As a sewage problem, which is getting worse. Professor Christopher Gobbler is the head of coastal ecology and conservation at Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences School on Long Island. So what is the sewage problem on the eastern part of the island? Nearly or all the homes on each tomorrow, nor not connected to sewage treatment plants. And so they have what we call on site septic systems that just drained right into the ground and that groundwater is both the drinking water source, and it also discharges into service waters during the pandemic. Many of the people who live in Manhattan in New York City have second homes out in the Hamptons. And so they made the probably why choice to get out of the city and to move out to the Hamptons, the countryside. But that increased the population by nearly seven fold. Okay. And what about the impact on what is known to be the kind of pretty delicate ecology of the area? With more people. There's more loading of nutrients and nitrogen. The septic systems are then discharging. More of that. Those nutrients disservice waters, and that's leading to things like harmful algal blooms and can cause things like low oxygen and fish kills as well. Part of this problem is as a result of the the homes, relying on septic. Tanks. Just what What does that do then, to the way in which sewage is treated? There's almost no treatment in these septic tank successful so essentially, they're just really just training into the ground. So a Sewage treatment plant. You'll get the removal of contaminants of nitrogen and these systems just the way they're designed. There's very little. Maybe no removal of nitrogen. Are you seeing the impact of that now? Yeah, absolutely. We've already seen it and whether it's in lakes and ponds or in estuaries and harbors. We see these events. Essentially, it starts in May and it continues into the fall. And what about just the The residents using the water in the area is that something that has shifted as well? A lot of these homes have big lawns that go with them. And so there's significantly more water being drawn out of the aquifer. In terms of swimming in the water around there. What? What impact? Is this? Having on that? Well, it depends where you go. But, you know, certainly. If the water is so turbid, you can't see the bottom. It's not a good place to go swimming. And presumably, we're also talking about this being a kind of ticking time bomb if you like, because it's inevitable that something terrible will occur unless there is an intervention. Frankly, we've passed something terrible to occur. We've had fish kills of millions of fish. In that time. We've had turtle kills of endangered turtles being killed by these algal blooms. It actually is now some intervention happening. There's been legislation put forth We're now people have the means to upgrade their septic systems, and it could be paid for by grants from the government because they see you know what the outcome has been to date. Professor Christopher Goebel, ahead of coastal ecology and conservation at Stony Brook University's Marine Sciences School on Long Island. You're listening to news out from the BBC. I'm Razia Iqbal. Covid in Australia. Now a country which so far appears to have handled the pandemic pretty well. Closing borders, quarantining and testing. However, only 5% of the population is currently fully vaccinated in the Delta variant, which is highly contagious. Is present in the country and spreading the prime minister of Australia. Scott Morrison, has met state and territory leaders to discuss ways to stop its spread, including restrictions to be reintroduced in four states, including Western Australia. Speak to Dr Andrew Miller. He is an honest the test and former GP and the spokesperson for the western Australian branch of the Australian Medical Association. Welcome to the program. The Cabinet just decided to tighten precautions at airports and also to allow doctors to give vaccines to people under 60. You welcome these changes. Well, yes, we do. It's a bit light these things that people in the street would have expected to be happening. For example, we need to protect drivers at the airport from airborne spread. We know now very well that this is an airborne disease and yet even around the world were struggling to see a lot of messaging from governments and enforcing fresh air. And high level pp on people who are exposed to covid. It's inexplicable. Really Well, I was just going to ask you to explain why that message has still not got through. Well, government bureaucracy is very slow to implement change. And there's a lot of experts who are trying to defend their ego and their position Early on, which was that this was not an airborne spread disease, but a droplet thing where social distancing 1.5 m was enough. And clearly, that's not true. It spreads like cigarette smoke. And if you're in an enclosed vehicle, or you share a lift or an elevator or your inside a room where someone has covid, then your chances of catching in a very hard, particularly with the Delta. Buried in the delta variant. It does spread exponentially compared to the original Covid virus. I just want to ask you specifically about the states that are in some form of lockdown, four of them, including Western Australia, where you are Which only has three cases. Why is it necessary there? Do you think? Well, we've taken the approach of trying to eliminate any transmission within community. We're not trying to eliminate the virus. We know that's not possible. But we don't want it to be spreading in the wild. And so that we can get to a vaccinated state, which is taking a frustratingly long time due again to bureaucratic ineptitude initially, and that means that we will reduce the load on our public hospitals, which already struggling so Australia has been very good at border control and extremely bad at all of the Other things that it needed to do, such as prepared proper vaccine in quarantine. I mean, it is pretty surprising to read the statistic that only 5% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Yes, I think we're behind a lot of countries in some that are low in developing low income in developing countries. And and that is, uh um You know, there are a lot of places that have a lot of disease, which has been driving government and population to get vaccinated. But it is a disgrace that that we are the last in the in the high income countries to get vaccinated and But what we can't let that poor planning drag istan too much. We have to just get the supply when we can. And in the meantime, we'll have to rely on crude interventions such as border closures, which are very harsh on people and, of course lockdown of our communities, which is largely well accepted by the population, but creates a lot of pain for the usual disadvantaged groups. Called Andrew Miller and it's assists and former GP and also spokesperson for the western Australian branch of the Australian Medical Association. Thanks for joining us here on New Zealand. In the Democratic Republic of Congo. Health officials have reinforced public social measures to combat the third wave. Of Covid 19. The central African country has seen an increase of new cases since mid 2021. But the challenge remains to convince the population to abide by those measures. Many still doubt that the disease is real. The pressure on the healthcare system is mounting, particularly in the capital Kinshasa, from where Emory Mac Amino reports. The sort of his elbow like that should be a team of doctors and nurses are closely monitoring patients in need of oxygen at the emergency units of Kinshasa.

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interview With Frank Toby Chi

Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

05:24 min | 1 year ago

interview With Frank Toby Chi

"Listeners. If you have been keeping up with the episodes near the end of last year You may have listened to episode number two hundred eighty where i interviewed coach. Nancy son and she and i had a pretty extensive conversation About a person did. I didn't name who had experienced a stroke and i was just kind of pushing her a bit to say well. How would you apply some of your coaching techniques to help people get past. Self cancelling self critical thinking. How would you apply to someone. Were they actually have had a physical injury happened to them and it's not something they can think away. I was already looking forward to actually having that unnamed person on soon after i posted the episode with coach. Nancy and so my guest today is that person. He's a former parishioner of the church. That i pastor for many decades he continues to be a friend and he is also a listener to this podcast and his name is toby so toby i want to welcome you to the podcast. Hello everybody had pastoral. Care is to call your pastor. Kent surrey oh habby you keep blowing my cover listener. First-time caller yeah. Yeah well you know. Did you ever think that you would be actually one of the guests one day. I was hoping yes but now hundreds of kind of circumstance which is very special for today. Well before we get into what happened to you. Tell our listeners. What your business was what you all about. Because you're one of the top people in your field of. What was that all about. I was ruining my mic production company. Doing visual effects and documentary film work for various corporations like entertainment and business and also nonprofit international ministries travelling to different parts of the world to document a workout. they're missionaries. Yeah that was happening near the end of this working. Part of your your life right. And and i was reading your facebook posts and you're pretty pumped you're saying if you had to do your career over again. You would love to do this. Because you're hanging out with people that were your now heroes and and getting to share their their work with the world yes. I think you're definitely one of the most influential person in that part of the journey. 'cause you even your servants seriously talk about joseph campbell and hero's journey storytelling technique. The very inspiring. So i wanna be a story town of himself by either doing social worker documents documentary work. Well you certainly excelled at that. I remember the excitement of the missionaries that were in dr congo. When you went over there with the team within pastor sharon and they'd never had anyone document with video of the work that they were doing out in the bush but also in the kinshasa in the city with the women at risk right. Yeah one of the most memorable shots that you took that. I think they were astounded. By was in you. Use your drone technique and you had the team going down that that big river in the congo and the jungle but you have to aerial view. That was amazing. That's fun yeah so you had just completed a trip. To thailand i think it was with international ministries doing similar work capturing for promotional purposes. The work of these missionaries and and they're doing a lot of social justice work. How would you feel about that well. That's very interesting. As i was in my filming to work of missionary kimbro. She ran the clinic for children with developmental diseases. Very moving to you. Yeah the provide like were down syndrome or learning disability physical therapy speech therapy and then you finish your work and you flew back home to culver city out out here right. The westside of los angeles pick up the story as it changed for you then will flew back. The next morning woke up too skinny ready to drive my son to school. I was still able to walk and drive those feeding kind of funny like little bit. Dizzy nosso weakness. When i came home. That's when it happened stroke. Yeah so when you were starting to feel funny. Did you have any thoughts. I wonder if. I'm having a stroke. Did that even enter your mind now than ever enter my mind though idea. Did you think it was maybe after effects of all this international travel. Maybe you cut a bug in thailand. Something like that. Will there a couple of little funny stories that can tell you about that. Yeah first of all the symptoms are just feel left we miss and what does that mean. Mike host left side of body feel very heavy like i was actually sitting on a toilet. Sorry maybe too much information. No i feel like. I'm i was going to fall off the toilet. I did end up falling off the toy onto the floor was able to push myself up. The funny thing is i was still able to walk

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"kinshasa" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond

The Last American Vagabond

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond

"Functions however some of them more legitimate than others. One is to run secret. Wars the covert action. That's written and talked about some much like what's happening in nicaragua today from honduras. Another thing is to disseminate propaganda to influence people's minds and this is a major function of the ci and Unfortunately of course it ends to the gathering of information. You have contact with a journalist. You will give him true stories. you'll get information from. You'll also give him false stories you by his confidence with true stories. You buys confidence and set him up. We've seen this happen recently. With jack anderson for example who has his intelligence sources and he has also admitted that he's been set up by them every fifth story. Just simply being falls You also work on their human vulnerabilities to recruit them in a classic sent to make them your agent so that you can control what they do so you don't have to set them up sort of you know by putting over on them so you can say here. Plant this one next tuesday. And you do this with responsible reporters. Yes the church. Committee brought it out in one thousand nine hundred seventy five and then woodward and bernstein put an article in rolling stone. A couple of years later four hundred journalists cooperating with the ci Including some of the biggest names in the business to consciously introduce the stories into the press. Well give me a concrete example of how you use the press way. How false stories planted in how you got to publish wealth for example in my my war the angle of war that i helped to manage One third of my staff was propaganda. Ironically it's called covert action inside the ci outside that means the violent part I had propagandists all over the world. Principally and london kinshasa zambia. We were we would take stories which we would write. And put them in the zambia times and then pull them out and send them to Journalist on our payroll in europe but his cover story you see would be that he would. He'd gotten from his stringer in lusaka. Who got them from zambia times we had the complicity of the government of zambia. Kenneth kaunda if you will to put these false stories into his newspapers but after that point the journalists reuters and asap The management was not witting of it. Now our contact man in europe laws and we pumped just just dozens of stories about cuban atrocities. Cuban rapists In one case we had the cuban rapists caught and tried by the ovimbundu maidens who had been there victims and then we ran photographs that made almost every newspaper in the country of the cubans being executed by the moon to women who supposedly had been victims these fake photos. Oh absolutely we didn't know of one single atrocity committed by the cubans. It was pure raw false propaganda to create a illusion of communist eating babies for breakfast and that sort of totally false propaganda..

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"kinshasa" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:14 min | 2 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on KCRW

"Summer. I tend to go to fall and winter with my whisky engine. So when it comes to spring and summer months, I'm definitely more into guys and rums on there's a cocktail actually came up with for our summer menu a number of years ago. Call the Brazilian fix and it's made with with Kinshasa. So NASA is ah, the national spirit of Brazil very much in in the same vein as Rum Agricole, which is made in Martinique. But But Kinshasa, which is actually even a little lighter than rum agricole, some fruity or grass here livelier than in like Jamaican rum, CZE, which tend to be more caramelized and spicier and darker. And since it's hot you want you want, even though you're drinking. You want hydration? You know when something is heavy is like an old fashioned, so the Brazilian fix has Two ounces of Kinshasa, three quarters of an ounce of lime juice, three quarters of an ounce of honey syrup and, ah, quarter ounce of yellow short truce on top, so we would start with our with our tins. And I would for and of course, the lime juice and the honey surfers. Then I would put the shots in there. And I would, uh, I would dry shake it so dry Shaking is actually when you shake without ice just to whip the ingredients together. And I would dump that into a chilled double rocks class. And then I would fill it with Pebble Eyes Night Swizzle and Swiss Ling is where you take a bar spoon or actually, traditionally from the islands like Martinique or even Jamaica. You have these swizzle sticks and you would swizzle the pebble eyes. We call it double eyes. It's our version of crushed ice, and we would swizzle that and then I had a little bit more crushed ice on top and flotsam yellow Short truce. Garnish it with a mint spray. Serve it up. There you go. You have your you have your Brazilian fix. How refreshing. Super refreshing. I mean, you could drink like three or four of those. One might have to peel you off the floor. But thank you so much. Eric, will you welcome again? I really appreciate the opportunity. Tio. Hang out and chat for a little bit, and I hope that next time we get to do it face to face with a couple of drinks in front of us..

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The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola

Short Wave

13:31 min | 2 years ago

The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola

"At the beginning of an epidemic, it's essential to discover the source of the disease. For scientists who do that work, it's extremely challenging and without risk to their own health. But the scientists who played an essential role in discovering bulla way back in nineteen, seventy six doesn't always get the credit he deserves in today's episode. We explore the history of a bowl and the consequences of scientific exploitation. It's part of our week of episodes here on the show celebrating and recognizing the contributions of black scientists enjoy. You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. Safai here with none other than NPR East Africa correspondent Ater, Peralta Hey there ater. Hey, Mattie, thank you so much for talking to us all the way from Kenya. I know there's like an eight hour time difference. I am thrilled. But I want to open with a quick question. Who discovered Ebola and do not Google it. First of all. How dare you asked me a question? I should definitely know the answer to, and don't and yeah I already, Google Bet. Came up was. A Belgian microbiologist, but I think you're about to tell me. There's more to this there. Absolutely, there always is right so. Cheated. What you probably saw is a bunch of white westerners like. Dr John Jack. Yembeh does not yeah. He was not one of the people that came up. Yes, so, he's Congolese doctor and today he's doing really important work heading up the response to the current Ebola outbreak in Congo, but back in nineteen, seventy six, we embed. First doctor to. COLLECT ANY BOLA sample. His crucial role in discovering Bolla is often just a footnote, a lot of the history of people. Has Been Written? Without your name. Yes but. You know this Yes it. Did Not quite. Today on the show correcting the record on a Bola, the story of Dr, John Jack Mugabe and what he's doing now to ensure African scientists are part of writing it's. To some in the medical community, it's a controversial move. Okay Ater, so we're talking about a Congolese Dr John, Shaq. And his role in discovering a bola. When do we begin? So when I sat down with him at his office in Kinshasa. He said we should start in. Hundred seventy three. We had just gotten his PhD microbiology at the Riga Institute in Belgium, and he could have stayed in Europe, but he decided to come back to Congo, but when I arrive via. The condition of work were not I had no lab have no. Mice for experimentation, so it was very difficult to work here. Yeah, it's tough to do lab work without a lab, you know. Without a library to instead he took a job as a field epidemiologist and just a couple of years later in Nineteen seventy-six. was sent from Kinshasa the capital of Congo to the village of Yambuku to investigate a mysterious outbreak. it's the first recorded outbreak of Ebola, but no one knew that at the time they thought maybe it was typhoid or yellow fever, and he goes to this local hospital, and he says he finds it completely empty. Why was nobody there? Local residents thought the hospital was the source of the infection and people had died there. But in the morning when they heard Giambi was sent from the capital, the thought he had medicine till they started to come back to the hospital, and we started seeing patients. So so, what's he seeing? When the patients come in, he was seeing. People who were very weak fever? They had headaches I started to to make the physical time. But at that time will have no gloves. And, of course he had to draw blood, but when I removed. They're the sit inch. Both continue to spread out. What I am to see these phenomenal. And also my fingers or with a bow. Wow. Yeah, so he says he he would wash his hands a lot, but really he says it was just luck that he didn't catchable. Yeah, definitely I mean. That's amazing that he's in there and there's no gloves and there's patients and they don't really know what's going on, and he was able to not get it in at this point. We MP he was startled. But then three nurses died that night and a Belgian nun who was working in the village, also got sick with fever. All the nuns had been vaccinated against typhoid and yellow fever. So at this point me MBA was like. Oh, it's probably not those things. Yeah! I mean in the severity to the deaths with this outbreak. He started to realize that this was something different, so he. He convinced one none took back to Kinshasa with him. So what happens next? She died at a hospital a couple of days later, but he took blood samples, and he sent them to Belgium for testing and the guy on the other end that was Peter Piot. Who at the time was with the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Belgium, the guy who turned up from Google search. Yeah. That's right, and so he and other scientists start working to identify the culprit. The CDC in the US gets involved and the realize. This is a new virus that caused hemorragic. Call it Ebola. They name it after a river by the village where it was discovered. So, what you saw out in the field, the blood samples guide all of this plays a crucial role in the history of right. It was huge, but it's PR who gets the bulk of the credit for discovering all up and you can tell this bothers John Jock membe. If you don't recognize the work done in the field, I, it is not correct. it is a team. You know it is a team. Pr Actually wrote a memoir no time to lose and he does mention. But just in passing as a bright scientist, whose constantly pestering him for more resources. Has talked about this well. Peter Pyatt, facetime video, so I got on the phone. He's now the director of the prestigious London, School of Hygiene and tropical medicine and I asked him if he felt at all responsible for writing. Out of his history of Ebola I think that's a comment, but my book less not an attempt to write than that's history of Boll and sold more. My personal experience is more biographies that sense. Was this kind of like an awkward conversation to have ater. Yeah I mean especially because he's Belgian and Belgium was the colonial power in Congo. Ultimately, he looks at it with a little bit of distant. That at the time African scientists they were simply excluded and white scientists parachuted in they took samples, wrote papers that were published in the West and they took all the credit he so he actually said he did. In that actually surprised me and I think. Part of the reason. I feel that he so comfortable. Talking about this is because he's in an academic setting. I think in universities across the world. Students are talking about privilege, so he seems like he is very comfortable having this conversation right now. I mean there's there's something very weird kind of about that coming from him right as a person who has admitted to taking part in exploitative science, absolutely and one of the good things is that he says that things are changing. We mbappe for example has received several international awards just recently for pioneering. The first effective treatment for Ebola reflects our stinky you. Say the politicians in global health in science, General. So okay. I want to ask you about the treatment in a minute, but to put it very bluntly. Have there actually been any concrete steps to try to change this power dynamic in the global health field? Because this is certainly not one of you know two stories. This is one of many many stories. There is I mean look. NBA has made a decision that many thought unthinkable leaving just a few years ago, he decided that all of the blood samples collected during this most recent Ebola. Epidemic will stay in Congo, so if anyone wants to study this outbreak, they will have to come to his institute. I bet that has ruffled some feathers though. I have I've heard from some American scientists. Who have privately expressed frustrations in the are really the ones who have led the way in studying Ebola, but peanut understands that decision when you think about how African scientists have been historically treated, and he says that Western scientists should just get over it. We have to wake up key things one. The world is changing too much endless Nah it's so weird to hear him say a matter of fairness, ater matter of fairness. Okay, so before we move on, tell me about the treatment that Mugabe worked on. So this is the thing that makes him smile right. We embiid calls it the most important achievement of his life, and it goes back to one thousand, nine, hundred, five during another equal outbreak in Congo. Eighty one percent of people infected with Ebola in this village were dying, and he wondered if antibodies developed bipolar survivors could be siphoned from their blood and used to treat new cases, so he gave sick patients transfusions of blood from a bowl of survivors. Too He injected Ebola patients with the blood of survivors. It vision. And seven survive, he says the medical establishment brought him off because he didn't have a control group. That's what they told him. But if this idea was accepted by scientists. We see a lot of life. Okay I mean to be fair. That is a really small group with no control among some other stuff. But on the other hand, it doesn't mean that he was wrong. You know that it should be totally dismissed, and maybe if more scientists looked into, it collaborated with him, maybe tried to replicate that data in some way, they could have learned something with him right because we now know that he was in fact correct about the antibodies. Yeah, I mean that's right in the context is important because I think what really eat set him. Is that maybe lots and lots of people could have been saved during the West. West Africa outbreak, which happened from two thousand, thirteen to two, thousand sixteen, and look just this year that science became the foundation of what is now proven to be the first effective treatment against the Bulla that is saving seventy percent of the people who are treated with amazing. Is He getting credit for that? At this point, he is yeah, absolutely okay, so how does look back on all of this week? What's what's his view on this is so he's he seventy seven, so he's obviously thinking about his legacy. One of the things that he told me is that he's always dreamed that big science could come out of Congo, and partly because of him, that's more likely happen. He got a commitment from Japan to build a state of the art research facility in Kinshasa and in the lab, just a few feet from his office where we talked US scientists were using advanced machines to sequence DNA of the Bulla samples that have to stay here in Congo Okay so moon bay, doctor and scientists who started in the Congo with no lab has a lab and is soon getting an even better one to do his work. Yeah, exactly, yeah, now I have my share. In. So I have my I have. A good subculture will bring joy. But he also has vice rate with micro biologist without Nice, I, asked myself that every day. And, so you know what he says, his biggest legacy won't be that. He helped to discovery or cure for it. It'll be if another young Congolese. Scientist finds himself with an interesting blood sample. He'll be able to investigate it

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"kinshasa" Discussed on The Two Of Us

The Two Of Us

06:51 min | 2 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on The Two Of Us

"White. Now you will do anything for an invite to grab over expensive drink and gossip about your how your area has been remodeled into a new ambiance of ugly. whimpering the new scoring. Checking statistics the new form of status updates and this goals line has manufactured barrier ground in air. Down this place ugly, you say as you cry to your feats charging towards an unfair war against an enemy you will never meet. Spring may have arrived, but your lifelines are cracks. Twitter as autumn leaves smelling of Dirty Bootleg Moonshine. The buried seques in your bookshelf. Drag themselves into your merits now. Everything in your apartment is contaminated with, and you are still learning. Who and what you are. You turn the corner and catch a glimpse of red. Read like a tempestuous tomato busting Acerbity in the same as your bitch in the feds take shape held up by thin lap, Koby Line. Red Heart shaped balloon patched imposters. You Blink You Blink again. Your is Acoustic Guitar plucks bewilderment and wonder. How is it still floating against a brick wall? You say. How has this balloon held itself together? You study at some more you watch it float. As faith could be graffitied. As though faith could live nate gang signs in our it messages, as though faith could exist between bricks and have the love to rise. You wonder if you could do that. If. You could still exist in a place where Brits means a dirty dead end. If you with hose attached to a thin string, could let's say. You call it what you will be. And a month where time could be measured in cartoons and And how long it took for the is lowest amounts health. We the in the basketball court. How heavy the base from someone's duct tape car and how crease clothes have straighted Joe Berry how? And the jump for finishing his last few laps. You name your prostate. On the tweet back to your dwelling with newspaper in class classed crates. Speculating wants you are made off. I'm just so I'm speechless that absolutely magnificent piece of work at lovely, it's appropriate. Seem it sums up everything we've been talking about? It's just perfect Michael One more thing. Problem saying he's thank you for that is what I've been doing. Not for a few party, because some people might not be appropriate for some time, I've just had this, but I've been pulling out a little angel card with words on and asking people to respond to the blood. And so it's just pulled randomly and the words I got for. You was forgiveness. Forgiveness okay. Forgiveness Yes yes self forgiveness. That's the first thing I think about. When yes, that word forgiveness I think. Right now it is important for us to love to spend time with ourselves to love ourselves to forgive ourselves and I see this. The Product Timothy! Yes, this was a scary thing, so I'm known as doing the most, but even I will say that the things that I saw on social media were scary. This idea that in a crisis in an epidemic we have to suddenly do a ten million things. We have to buy one hundred plays. We have to get the perfect. While even five languages an actually know there was a crisis. There was an epidemic people. Are I you know the answer? But that things are terrible. Terrible things are happening. We need to meet to heal. Shakespeare supposedly what king there in in quantity, but actually the plague was a Tuesday in the fifteen hundreds, so why we are acting as all the pandemic all sixteen hundred fifteen. He was born when fifteen sixty four fifteen sixty something. Okay, so yes, so the plague was a Tuesday. So why are we acting? As this is something that we can just easily cope with is ridiculous, so we need to give ourselves, and and that's something that I am practicing. As often as possible. Yes. That's not really helpful because I've also to between. Out For small, being able to do MOPS, and then I've gone into a furious activity as Let's huge up to displacement. Really, it's like I'm tired of being terrified inside. Just to become manic, and then I become exhausted, and then I become tired monarch again i. Then, I become exhausted and then I become anxious, Adam, and sad, because I'm exhausted, so I have the cycle. Of. The feelings are overwhelming. How come I stay them all skate the mister furious activity, but they activists activity makes me so tired that I just end up more. I started from. On a soccer have to really break that cycle. I'm because social media is people are producing a loss I think it's not just about producing I think there's this even people who don't have. A conscious. Fair of their own death I think there's this sense of fragility. It's like I'm here. I'm here I'm here I'm I've seen a lot more self as if I'm looking through myself instagram fade. It's not. Just because you're still look out, but I think people want to Sam still him. Slow hair, so I think some of them. That near is about that, but thank you for that because I think that is really important to hair on behalf. Come to the end of our lovely show, and I just want to say huge. Thank you. You've been absolutely brilliant. Out Ever in Hugh. And thank you for saying lovely work. Hi thank you so much. Listen to show the wonderful music. You can have as by Gavin O'Brien. If you like this show, please subscribe..

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"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Summary Sanderson Spain's parliament is deciding if it should extend restrictions to combat coronavirus as the country's prime minister at Pedro Sanchez explains what we got up early this time today asking for an extension of the lockdown because we have to be immensely cautious during this current stage in Africa the Democratic Republic of Congo begins easing its restrictions in a rich suburb of the capital Kinshasa meanwhile China reacts to the decision by the US state of Missouri to sue the Beijing government over its handling of the virus China media analyst has the details in Pakistan summons says they'll defy orders to avoid places of worship as Ramadan the holy month in Islam gets underway on Thursday evening we'll get them out however they have lost their minds we haven't we would pray in the mosque no matter what happens after this update ABC news hello this is Jerry Schmidt Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez is also in the country's parliament to extend for a further two weeks the coronavirus lockdown that began in mid March he wants it extended to the ninth of may addressing parliament in Madrid Mrs Sanchez warns that any easing of restrictions needs to be done extremely carefully I mean seriously that it was him the many progressively the danger will continue to reduce and in conjunction with this production we will continue to modify the lockdown I always insist on the same premise protect the nation and keep our health system safe so that the de escalation can be realized gradually and securely the Spanish parliament is expected to approve the extension but some groups including the fall right Vokes policy and to counsel and parties have indicated they'll vote against Spain has recorded more than twenty one thousand coronavirus laying down as the second highest figure in Europe but is on break has stabilized the U. N. secretary general Antonio Guterres has said that his country's take extraordinary measures to support their economies during the corona virus pandemic they should ensure that public funds are invested in the future and not the polished speaking in a U. N. video to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day he laid out his guidelines for rescue packages as we.

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'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

The World

00:24 sec | 2 years ago

'Terrified' South Africa nears lockdown; cases almost 1,000

"The south African security forces are about to start enforcing a three week nationwide lockdown the country has recorded over nine hundred coronavirus infections the highest in Africa one of Africa's biggest cities the Congolese capital Kinshasa has announced an intermittent shut down from south today all residents apart from essential workers will have to stay at home for three

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Fat Tuesday Favorite: Chicago's Paczki reigns supreme in the Region

WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf

07:39 min | 2 years ago

Fat Tuesday Favorite: Chicago's Paczki reigns supreme in the Region

"All right local pastries will be kicking off at Tuesday with amazing friends he's a Polish tradition they're also breaking other sugary sweet Chicago Chicago police police police officers officers officers and and and their their their families families families bakeries bakeries bakeries located located located at at at fifty fifty fifty nine nine nine twenty twenty twenty seven seven seven west west Lawrence Lawrence Avenue Avenue they're they're selling selling area area shaped shaped like like hearts hearts and and Chicago Chicago flag flag all all falling falling off off in in blue blue line team at the proceeds from all the cookie sales will go to Chicago police memorial foundation which aids families of officers who were killed or wounded in the line of duty the owner of the billions ski is the owner and the chef of delightful pastries in Chicago and she joins us tonight welcome in Dover good evening how are you I am great I am great first let's talk about the bakery generators separate celebrating twenty years which is very cool thank you and what I love about what you are committed to you is you are putting V. best ingredients into everything that you do you know what that that's a real commitment on my end because I really believe I should have quality ingredients in my products I don't think you should have a PhD in chemistry to read my labels I believe in butter flour sugar eggs yeah I think if we have good ingredients that go into the product we have a great product and then we feel good afterwards I think a lot of the times of people take short cuts because they want to have a fast monetary gain but people don't support those kind of places so I think it's very important that people that come to delightful pastries say we have Nielsen Massey vanilla which is the best vanilla in all of United States made right here in Waukegan by this wonderful family for three generations now so it's and you know we use all butter from Wisconsin thank you Wisconsin you know my flowers from Ohio and from Minnesota you know just a lot of local ingredients a lot of great ingredients I just think you know butter should be the foundation of an fresh eggs should be the foundation for a honey cakes we use real honey you know so it's just it's just you wanted to have deliciousness you know people's people said your did your punch you made me we put you know thank you thank you you know it's funny you say that is there was a bakery that was around I won't say what it is for fifty sixty years and I got taken over by for the first time by another family they changed all the recipes they kind of cheap in the the goodness of what they were doing and they were gone in six months so knowing that you know this is gonna create nice legacy for for you and your family you know what I th I am I'm hoping one of my daughters will take up the mantle after after I'm you know after I'm ready to retire I don't know when that will be you know my mom my mom started this business so it was we started that in naming in nineteen ninety eight and my mom just retired last year and finally she gave me the recipe for punch you so as to get issues given that herself he was getting into like once I retire you'll have it but not nothing until then and you know what's what people are like what makes punch you punch you wait what what's what's so different about it so a real punch I could that's one pump check many punch keys so I'm teaching you guys Polish has been like that and so you know you will you put rom in the dough we put orange oil and that that would put lemon oil in the W's milk we use barter and you know when you eat upon check in with you know like a Krispy Kreme donut it flattens into pancake yeah well up upon check the dough springs back and holds itself yet yeah and you really did it for the dough mostly you don't really you did for the filling like American donuts have this much filling in and it's just like you can really taste the dough and that's kind of sad because the the the beauty of it is the doe how delicious how delicate you know it's fluffy it's crunch on the outside deliciously moist and goodness on the inside and I love coming up with wonderful tart fillings like Weezer long potter we use nice I make passion fruit jam is a thing that's a Polish thing hello Mister he's thing I grew up with yeah Tom is a Polish thing we love our heart to heart fillings pulls people do not like sweet pastries we you know when we post people come and I'm there like I wanna see desert that's not sweet enough that's the first thing that comes out of the mouth and yet we believe in having something rich pottery full of group Belgian chocolate and walnuts and nuts and lots of beers in a post poll should point towards you know like there's one walnut poppy toward that I make that I literally one liter of vodka goes into the entire thing while because it's that busy but then it has to sit for four days before you can eat it so all that lot of that stuff veterans but the flavor is still there so lot of Polish pastries like our have tons and tons of alcohol and actually European pastries have tons and tons sure think of tiramisu think about fruit fruit cake think of a Kinshasa toward a black forest torte absolutely all have you know somebody said oh you're just you're just you know to contributing to the delinquency of minors I first of all if you don't want rid of them in one day that's pretty when you're cooking the stuff it yeah the potency is is gone by that time now there's you've got the traditional but you've also got some really cool gourmet flavors as well let's talk about some of the traditional ones that you have so the traditional ones are plum butter which we've mentioned before Polish people are crazy about plan which I'm not a guy that brings food and booze into the studio because listeners can't see they can't taste what what I'm doing in here but I will describe this the best they can and you were so kind to bring daughters your big highlight that's that's that's my favorite then rose petal jelly that's very very traditional very Polish and we use real raspberry preserves a local company here that makes the boss raspberry preserves there's just sugar packed in lemon juice and raspberries and if nothing else that plan has a beautiful flavor you know it's a great little tart but I'm I'm chasing sweet because of what you put into the dough surrounding it so I'm getting a little bit of both it is coming in and out that's really cool thank you thank we we try really hard and then some of the other it's nice and tight is good yeah yeah it's it's you know it's it's that's the whole point about plans you kind of want to make the jam kind of to reflect the fruit when you eat fresh plums they're not sugary sweet they have that little bit of sweet and tartness and that's exactly how the jam as the crazy flavors as I call them we have German chocolate we have Jameson whiskey chocolate okay yes you got these drunken get a which I love so Jamison's here Davis is in chocolate custard I'd add that can't wait to taste that when I'm a busy guy but given the low beam yeah but you got this moonshine and lemon and that's what we've got here tell me about the moonshine so the story is I have a my packaging guy bought a house in Kentucky and I said listen Simon when you go over there can you just bring me some moonshine and he when he was getting his house built he asked everybody for moonshine and and everybody would get so upset him there's no moon shining in talking the plumbers electricians that window guys the dark eyes everybody yeah and finally he built his house is sitting on his porch and some guy pulls up right to his to his front stop and he's it's are you the guy looking for moonshiners like yeah he brings out this carton of more of these Mason jars full of money it is like a hundred Bucks the drop that often like drives right off like it was it was like a transaction and have a little remote brings it back you say's Dover I found your moon shine so I said what flavor it would be really good for punchy with moonshine enacted lemon card will make this delicious lemon curd from scratch yeah with lemon juice and butter and eggs and sugar together then we think I spy to it like a little sharpness even yes yeah

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"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Any sort of recommendation for prosecutors soul be also be interesting to see just what scents he actually impose maps of the Tuskegee a road accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed at least fourteen people and injured more than thirty the pilot happened on a busy road in the capital Kinshasa hospital staff say many of the victims were young children enter the number of deaths could rise free a coal as this report witnesses say the driver was flashing his lights price impact trying to warn those in his path why shop this accident was caused by the driver of the truck that had no brakes hit several buses so many people died a company the lorry driver had been transporting large storms when he lost control of the vehicle he slammed into several cars in front of him causing a pileup in the busy thoroughfare many people either in vehicles pedestrians were killed or seriously injured they were taken to a nearby medical clinic where relatives would told the devastating news according to the World Health Organization Africa has the highest rates of road traffic deaths globally and many countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo are in need of strong galore enforcement we need to have better control of the road network because there are too many road accidents so first of all I recommend those in charge of road traffic to do their jobs properly now those families of fools to come to terms with their loss and the wounded face a lengthy and painful recovery.

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Your Favorite EarBuds Episodes

Feedback with EarBuds

02:45 min | 2 years ago

Your Favorite EarBuds Episodes

"We've been sending out this podcast recommendation newsletter for three years now throughout that time we've sent out one hundred fifty six emails one every Sunday Day and we recommended more than seven hundred. Eighty individual podcast episodes. Here are the episodes from within the newsletter that were the most popular among our subscribers measuring this by the links that were clicked. Most here are the podcasts and episodes chosen by me. Monday's episode comes from the Knowledge Project. Worked with Shane Parrish and is called Navarro. Ravi Kant the angel philosopher. It's one hundred twenty minutes long. This episode initially came from our how to improve ourselves list list curated by Jonathan Santiago in this episode Navarro Ravi Kant is the CEO and Co founder of Angel Est.. He's invested in more than one hundred companies including Uber Twitter. Yarmur and many others Tuesday's episode comes from you're wrong about and it's called. Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles. It's forty seven minutes long. This episode initially came from our explore the human psyche theme curated by Kevin Allison in this episode. Mike Tell Sarah about how the myth of meddling wives serves to exonerate. Terrible husbands digression include fifty shades of Grey Marie Antoinette and the end of the nineteen sixties this episode. We're sorry to say contains descriptions of domestic abuse. Wednesday's episode comes from the quote of the day show and is called Brian Doyle. People don't know we appreciate. She ate them unless we show it. It's ten minutes long. This episode initially came from our cultivate and attitude of gratitude. Week curated by Stephen Miller in this episode owed Brian. Doyle makes his debut for Thanksgiving episode. Brian reminds us that we don't need a special day to express our gratitude for the people and things we're thankful for and how important it it is to let the people around us know that we appreciate them Thursday's episode comes from just the beginning and it's called science fiction gets real. It's thirty two minutes. It's long this episode initially came from our object as subject newsletter. curated by Lindsey kilbride in this episode meet creators making work that explores the gap gap between science fiction and reality. Friday's episode comes from love me and is called falling. It's seventeen minutes long. This episode so initially appeared in our happy crying newsletter. curated by Taylor Zabloski in this episode after a whirlwind romance. Brian and Vanessa get married and moved to Kinshasa asa everything is going. Well until she shows up. It's a love triangle between the most unlikely trio plus a mother wrestles with feelings of resentment towards her newborn baby. Maybe those are the podcast recommendations chosen by me for this week's theme. Your favorite ear buds

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The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola

Short Wave

05:20 min | 2 years ago

The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola

"Safai here with none other than NPR east. Africa correspondent eight Peralta to. Hey there ater. Hey mattie thank you so much for talking to us all the way from Kenya. I know there's like an eight hour time difference. I am thrilled but I want to open with a quick question who discovered Ebola and Google. It first of all. How dare you asked me a a question? I should definitely know the answer to and don't and yeah I already. Google bet came up was a Belgian. Microbiologist I but I think you're about to tell me there's more to the story there absolutely there always is right so I mean you cheated. Yeah what you probably saw is a bunch of White Westerners like Dr John Jack. Mugambi does not. Yeah he was not one of the people that came up yes so he's Congolese doctor and today he's doing really important work heading up the response to the current Ebola outbreak in Congo. But back in nineteen seventy six. We we emberg he was the first doctor to collect any bola sample. His crucial role in discovering Bolla is often just a footnote. A lot of history has been written without your name. Yes but you on this Yes it is it not correct did not quite so today on the show correcting the record on a bola the story of Dr John Jock Mugabe and what he's doing now to ensure African scientists are part of writing its future to some in the medical community. It's a controversial move. Okay ater so we're talking talking about a Congolese Dr Jacques in his role in discovering Abullah. When do we begin? So when I sat down with him at his office in Kinshasa south he said we should start in nineteen seventy three. We had just gotten his PhD in microbiology at the Institute in Belgium and and he could have stayed in Europe but he decided to come back to Congo. But when I arrive here The condition of work were not I. I had no lab. I have no mice for experimentation so it was very difficult to work here. Yeah it's tough to do lab work without a lab you now. He said without a library to instead he took a job as a field epidemiologist and just a couple of years later in Nineteen nineteen seventy six we sent from Kinshasa the capital of Congo to the village of Yambuku to investigate a mysterious outbreak It's the first recorded outbreak of Ebola. But no one knew that at the time they thought maybe it was typhoid or yellow fever and he goes to this local hospital but he says he finds it completely empty was nobody there. Local residents thought the hospital was the source of the infection and and people had died there but in the morning when they heard was sent from capitol. They thought he had medicine till they started to come back to the hospital and we started seeing patients. So so what's he seeing. When the patients come in he was seeing people who were very weak with fever they had headaches? I started it to him to make the physical time but at that time. have no gloves you know gloves. And of course he had to draw blood but when I removed they're the city which Blood continued to spread out. It was the first time from two CDs momentum and also my fingers so with a bow. Wow Yeah so he says he he would wash his hands a lot but really really he says it was just luck that he didn't catchable. Yeah definitely I mean. That's amazing that he's in there and there's gloves and there's patients and they don't really know what's going on and he was able to not get it and at this point we MP. He was startled but then three nurses died that night and a Belgian nun who was working in the village also got sick with a fever all the nuns had been vaccinated against typhoid and yellow fever. So at this point I was like. Oh it's probably not those things. Thanks yeah I mean in the severity to the deaths with this outbreak. He started to realize that this was something different. So he convinced one none to go back to Kinshasa with him so what happens next. She died at a hospital a couple of days later but he took blood samples and he sent them to Belgium for testing and the guy on the other end. That was Peter. Piot who at the time was with the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Belgium. Aw The guy who turned up from Google Search. Yeah that's right. And so he and other scientists start working to identify the culprit the CDC in the US US gets involved and they realize this is a new virus that caused hemorragic

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More than two dozen killed in Congo plane crash

BBC World Service

03:04 min | 2 years ago

More than two dozen killed in Congo plane crash

"But we're gonna go to the Democratic Republic of Congo now an update you on a major story from that dozens of people have died following a plane crash in the eastern part of the country a small passenger plane apparently crush says soon after take off and the BBC's guys co any joins us now from Kinshasa I just tell us the story what information do we have to take the of the number of casualties in who was on board guys well the the number of casualties in this plane crash actually depends on who you talk to the ministry of transport stock a boat twenty six people who died as a result of this crash however the office of the mayor in Goma was talking about twenty nine to you still around the same number and another thing we know about this this crash is that the blame the owner on technical fault that is a very vague term but he doesn't see exactly what went wrong if there was a human error are involved or eve it's a hundred percent Regis fault too those are questions that still need to be answered and the minister of transport in in Kinshasa you'll see that the they will start an investigation and we are expecting to hear from them in the coming days the thing with no easy also yes no no no go on please tell us to tell us more yeah the other thing we know also is that the reason and the ministry of talked about survivor will who apparently did not die is from from the the the plane crash sue this is one good news at least about this plane crash however it's something that has left the walled town of Goma traumatized people with very Saad yesterday of course more widely is there as always is in the background a wider discussion about airline safety how much of an issue is that and TLC unfortunately something that is a always talked about when the reserve a plane crash one thing worth noting is that most of I mean the Congolese for example airline most of an airline companies from DR see a note a load to fly in the in the European species or even in the the you American space espys and that's because of safety issues the don't try the these governments don't trust and the quality of the flight that I've been using that the planes are very old and usually he poorly maintained so those are some issues that have always been there in DRC and we are waiting to see if this will push the government to to do something concrete or if things would continue the way they have always been cast as a many thanks indeed cosco waiting joining us from the capital of DLC

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Africa And Seventy Percent discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

03:42 min | 3 years ago

Africa And Seventy Percent discussed on All Things Considered

"Let's go now to the center of Africa to a place we rarely hear from Goma is a sprawling border city of two million in Democratic Republic of Congo it's trying to keep at bay what's become the second largest Ebola outbreak in history and Paris either Peralta is they're welcome hater hello Sir give us some context here because I understand this Ebola outbreak has basically remained in two provinces in Congo at least up until now but it's clearly spreading to Goma there been four cases what is gonna doing take to keep Ebola from spreading even further well lots and that's really important because this is a major transit hub and you notice it as soon as you land before coming into the airport you're asked to wash your hands with the bleach water solution and the nurse will take your temperature restaurants banks cellphone shops the squeeze hand sanitizer as you walk in and this is a country where three kisses are the norm and people are taking precautions they're giving what is known as the a bold look reading which means you tap your elbows to say hello and shaking hands are giving kisses and of course health authorities have vaccinated more than one thousand people in this city who they believe may have come in contact with the fires and I understand it to the people who survived the virus single member treated with new drugs what are these new drugs can tell us anything about them yeah I mean this is huge they are the first time that scientists have identified clearly effective treatments for people who have Ebola and these are two regiments which help the immune system fights the virus in the were in trials down here in Congo they were able to save about seventy percent of the people who were given the treatment you mentioned that health workers are trying to vaccinate more people but since Ebola was detected in Congo last year there has been difficulty getting more and more people vaccinated why that is in security there are more than one hundred armed groups in this part of Congo any bowler respond there's have been attacked and that is fueled by a lot of mistrust and conspiracy theories that westerners and the government have created Ebola to try and kill people here in in in Congo so how concerned do people seem in Goma right now about these most recent cases the whole tone is feeling the effects you can't move without seeing medical trucks and tents but I was in the neighborhood today were people they have set up roadblocks because one of their neighbors had been robbed in two of that neighbors children had been shot by police and they kept telling you look so much money is being poured into a bowl up but nothing is being done about the everyday skin security that we face I spoke to Fidel Buffy Limbaugh an activist here and he thinks this simple outbreak offers the chance for the world to look at how it has continually filled Congo one of the things that he points at is that the U. N. has its biggest peacekeeping mission in the world here and yet Congolese are still being killed all the time let's listen to a bit of what he told me I think we had come to a point where we realize in very high poultry see racism Hey true way of from the western wall to become less people this has been so since the first ever raw white man's cities sleeps on the Congress soil and it's never too people here in Goma they feel abandoned they have been betrayed again and again not just by their government in Kinshasa but by the world so she doesn't blame them for thinking that the people trying to help with the beloved are actually trying to

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New emergency Ebola response chief in DR Congo promises more listening, to end frequent interruptions in fightback

UN News

08:57 min | 3 years ago

New emergency Ebola response chief in DR Congo promises more listening, to end frequent interruptions in fightback

"Newly appointed UN Ebola response chief in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC has promised to listen more to the fears and concerns of local people in a bid to end frequent interruptions, hampering the fight against the deadly virus response coordinator, David Gresley, who's also deputy, head of u n stabilization mission in the DRC Manisco told you a news that violence by numerous armed groups protests and demonstrations together with political mistrust had adversely affected the government and World Health Organization, led response, one thousand two hundred eighty died in the country's worst ever outbreak. Mr. Gresley is heading to the epicenter pretend bow to work closely with partners and local leaders to finally contain the outbreak. He spoke to you and uses Christina Silveira, it's a very serious situation on the ground were quite worried about the situation is continued for now. Ten months in terms of the response. But the democ has been circulating for over a year now. And one of the key problems that we've seen on the ground is that there have been frequent interruptions in the response, which gives a virus a chance to multiply and usually tend to days to two weeks later. We see a sharp increase after these interruptions, due to sometimes protests, sometimes attacks, physical attacks and demonstrations, override things that have disrupted the the response, and it's important to understand why the, the attacks are happening. Why protests are happening at cetera so that we can find a way to sustain a response in a way that it's not interrupted. And so that we can bring it to, to, to close. The virus doesn't care. We cannot just use a technical approach to the response to be eight show, a ministry of health in particular have the skills for that. They have the means on the ground for that. But it's not enough by itself. And you need a larger response, they deals with the issues that I've described of security, and resistance. If you're going to finally put an end to this epidemic. So B U N has announced that it's strengthening its operations and its strategy. You've been appointed coordinator for the urgent response against Bola. What are the changes that are going to be made on the ground? Is it just a merely of positions? No, that's not the intent at all the, the, the intent is to strengthen the broader support the technical response led by the ministry of health supported by WHO will certainly continue. But what will be put in place is a reinforced structure that will be looking at the security issues, the resistance issues more closely, and that will require a much closer work with a local population. He'll communities traditional leaders to understand where their concerns are why there might be resistance and build the confidence of the community and the support most importantly, so that we can create an environment allows the responders to do their job. And to bring this thing to an end. It's also a question of, of making sure that the people who may have been in contact with victims of, of Ebola are dente, fide and monitored in terms of their own health, and if they become ill that they can receive treatment that's, that's the key to actually breaking the transmission of Ebola. But when that is disrupted, and are those the and that tracking is lost, then the virus will continue to circulate we're fortunate that. It has not gone outside of the immediate area. It's not even covering the whole province. And I think there we have to think the very good efforts for vaccination has gone on that has helped contain it amongst some of the changes, you will be moving the decision making center, the operation center to Timbo the current epicenter, we will be moving the operational decision making to the center of the. Can timbo? I will go there myself, we will build a team around that to reinforce the team that are already there. There are senior UN and, and, and, and ministry of health personnel to ground already. I think we have to recognize that. So this is a compliment to what's already there, but was important is that we have rapid decision making on the ground that's not held up by bureaucracies of various organizations. And that's why the decision was taken to put senior leisurely ground who can take those decisions based upon what they see on a day-to-day basis strategic guidance will stay in concerto regional operations will be based in Goma that does not change, but the day to day response, and the, the adapting to each circumstances, that arise can only be done locally. What are you expecting these changes to mean on the ground concrete concretely for the population for the health workers? And for the attackers, obviously, we wanted to bring the Potomac to close as quickly as possible. But in order to do that. I think what the local community should expect is a much closer engagement on our part with them to understand their fears their expectations to provide clear information about how the epidemic is how it spreads. And how it can be treated and contained these are all extremely important that, that work be accelerated on the ground to, to build that confidence lifting. It'd be listening to the population. That's it. That is exactly it you have to listen to the population. They have to tell us what they're thinking. That's what that engagement means. You don't learn much by talking. You'll learn by by listening. So I think that's extremely important. I think people have been frustrated by the lack of, of being listened to, and, and it's important to overcome that. So that's extremely important. Do you have an idea of what is going on? Why there is so much mistrust, the situation. There is a bit complex of there's been conflict going on. For over twenty years. It's an area of political opposition, historically to, to the government in Incan Shasha. So there's a bit of a version of people coming in from the outside. Secondly, you, you when you see a situation where you have a massive response for one, one issue in this case of Bulla where other issues have been neglected for twenty years, people, ask questions, it's just a natural human thing. And that's some of the things that need to be talked through, and there may be -tunities to address other issues while addressing the ability issue talking about the issue of tax when there's a strong community acceptance and, and, and actual desire for something that, too can help on the security side. He started getting it from. Nation that tells you what, what may or may not happen, and how you may want to operate when that positive relationship is established. And as you as you rightly said earlier, you do that by listening to what people are thinking and feeling then you have the basis to move forward and constructive way. So we need to do this, it takes its own time to do this. We don't have a lot of times we have to find a way to structure that in, in an effective way and have an open door policy that allows that information and that exchange to take place as frequently as required for this to be resolved. You mentioned demonstrations before and political climate, which is usually contentious, or seize Kinshasa as other this area wasn't allowed to participate in the recent elections. Is that that is well they were able to, but only after the three months too late and. And that was a problem because when the announcement was made for the delay in the election in, in, in this in the territories around Binion boot Timbo, it was the reason cited by the, the electoral commission was the -able outbreak, which created a perception that bring me this as a political issue, and not a health issue those relations have now taken place. So that's less of an issue today. But that's only happened at the end of March. So that time period between did create that that perception, and it was unfortunate because I think it contributed to some of the delays and interruptions described.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

03:21 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"As we continue with Danielle McLaughlin, and Jonathan Gillam and. Explain something for folk show, sitting at home when the attorney nuts sitting there. They're grabbing their car steering wheel harder and harder, every time he my question. Your show to be popular. I'm appreciative of everyone who's listening. And I know most like bookstore. But just give me a minute to explain what I made here. So don't buy when you were talking about the hurric- one ten oil or the president. And you have someone on ESPN, and the Clinton case because the attorney general with Kinshasa south because of that Tomek meeting or you've got, though by looking for what I have to basically make the decision to department Justice guidelines. Can get a conviction. It's not, you know, whether you decide to charge or not, which is what you are. I would get that they have to decide what they have not even can ended them whether you would charge and so it's happening, and my first station is that it willing to believe that they would win obstruction. You know, wasn't enough to to instruction, but you not willing to believe Komi that they wasn't enough to convict Hillary Clinton. And it just seems to me, I can say phone sides hitting -ly. It's problematic and political believe what we believe. But stated so high that's why we're not going to say we're not going to say the department Justice going after either them. And because the president is immune at this point because of the department Justice guidelines, because he has more. Thanks J. His decided past. What do you think Johnny? I, I don't believe anybody March in DC, quite frankly. And but what I do believe in is evidence. And I believe in the totality of the circumstances. Look at what these two groups of people one had been investigated. The other that is not what we see is an unbalance of fairness and Justice, where one person who is assumed to have done. Something is fully investigated. And the other people were there is actual evidence of espionage has it been looked at, at all. And that's where I trained. Right with our nation's going on right now. You've got Horowitz. Now, you have Connecticut Attorney general own into this. So just to get it while it's happening, right? I mean, the, the, the Jay is run by the current administration. They are investigating, and we will find out. We will find out and it's good to should be blind. Justice should be blind to. Disagree? I'll say I mean, if they really wanted Hillary Clinton that would give announced candidates for the election. You know seen. Kony would later seen would with the press conference they would be. And it was damaging to we're gonna leave it there. Raising my blood pressure, every time you're on, let's me nuts. Thank you. Danielle. Thank you, Jonathan Gillam, eight hundred nine four one Sean toll-free telephone number on the Horowitz at the bottom of the hour. When we come back. You are listening to the best of the Sean Hannity show in stay tuned. More memorable moments..

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Violence rife as Congo Ebola outbreak surges

1A

02:43 min | 3 years ago

Violence rife as Congo Ebola outbreak surges

"The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a new record more than a thousand people have died since the outbreak began in August. There's been widespread community mistrust violence against healthcare workers by armed rebel glue. Br armed rebel groups. Do we know how that outbreak began back in August? Yes. The outbreak began with a single woman who had a funeral. She died of the abo- virus. Her funeral was held in a very small village called Mandela from there. It spread to a large town of about a quarter million people called Benny, it has since shifted south to to sort of twin cities that collectively have nearly a million residents, and this is a very transient region. And this is this is why this virus is spread across the area. It's a place where people commonly trade not only between villages and between sort of regional hubs. But also across international borders this region in the. Democratic Republic of the Congo borders. Uganda Rwanda, south Sudan all places that are susceptible to abolish itself. Why are armed groups attacking the healthcare worker? So this is a an area that has been beset by tribal violence and ethnic strife for decades, if not centuries, and they are very disconnected from the federal government in Kinshasa, the the they don't trust outsiders, basically because they are more connected to their own local tribal units than they are to anybody else. And the what we've seen in recent days is an increase in the mistrust between the communities that are suffering from the Abella virus, and these outsiders who are coming in trying to help them. You can imagine that. It's probably pretty scary. If somebody shows up in a spacesuit talking about a virus, you've never heard of him, by the way, you can't see with a needle that they want to inject you with with vaccine if you trust them that is that that's something that can stop an outbreak. But a lot of people don't trust outsiders, especially not those who come in in. Scary looking spacesuit. So based on what these outsiders are doing an offering if in fact, they're doing enough and offering enough we looking more in a best case scenario or a worst case scenario for this outbreak. This is getting closer to the worst case scenario, and that worst case scenario is one in which the virus becomes endemic to the region and continues to spread without hope of actually stopping the outbreak. We've never seen that happen in the past even in the west Africa outbreak few years ago, you know, more than twenty eight thousand people were infected more than eleven thousand died, but the good news is the virus was stopped in in west Africa. We haven't gotten to that scale yet in Congo. But this is an area that presents basically, the most difficult operating environment that public health responders have ever had to deal

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"kinshasa" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Of Congo is failing to bring the epidemic under control. That's the verdict of the medical charity. Medecins volunteer. The MSN president JoAnne. You said that despite new vaccines and treatments people with a boat have been dying in their communities because they do not trust the health response enough to come forward. MSF recently suspended its operations in the epicenter of the outbreak in cotton Timbo, which are in North Kivu province. Fully violent attacks on Ebola treatment centers under on five hundred seventy people have died so far our reporter in Kinshasa mausolea spoke to Dr morality mushy diesel is the World Health organizations director for Africa to hear her take on the situation. Encouraged while recognizing that the context is challenging in this area. And of the things that doesn't carries. As is that out of the nineteen helps those that have been affected in this epidemic up to now. Half of them have not seen a case in twenty one days. We are also very much encouraged by the response of the community to the interventions and strategies that we w to another partners have been putting in place in dialoguing with them and to see what are their beliefs. What are their preoccupations? What are they'll concerns and adopt? What we're doing in this in the response in relation to this. I find that the most encouraging aspect of this, even if we regret very much that because of this acuity because of the Texas sometimes as you know, there was an attack on a treatment centers few days ago, which luckily we have. I've was functioning we have managed to reestablish. But Wilson current is that we we have seen the positive impact of some tools that we have now wish we didn't have been west Africa outbreak, which is the vaccine and also.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

12:11 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Addis Ababa. Six months since the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo broke out have been something like seven hundred confirmed cases, making it the second largest outbreak in history response efforts continue to be hampered by insecurity and community resistance from the capital Kinshasa, the BBC's guys Cohen any joins us live six months in and given the previous outbreaks in the I in recent years have been contained very quickly. Are people starting to be quite concerned about this one? Well, it depends on who we are talking to and where these people are for example in the Benue region Benny and timber region word able outbreak is rather Jing some people don't believe that Ebola Israel, some of them believe that it's some sort of come for the government to to to get money from the international community or its partners. Or maybe they think it's a political thing that is done to to to prevent them from injuring their political rights, however in other parts of the world country. They take you seriously, and people are worried you will see for example, some offices. They have places where someone can go and wash their hands before you get in in many places. Now, they're taking temperature of people to check if they have Ebola or not. So it is taken seriously, but some members of the community in Benny and Bhutan. They don't believe that people as real. And the difficulty was that Secaucus is the the the difficult areas to operate because of rebel groups in in and around Benny. And so on it's not that easy to go out is it to certain places and convince people that yes voter is real. It's not that easy. Really to know. How many people have got the disease? It's it's not really easy, for example in in bay in timbale. NBC actually, some members of their of their response team have been attacked by community people who thought that oh these guys just coming to joke with us and not do anything. Right. They have been attacked. So there's a lot of work now being involved being put into sensitizing people. But also in rebel areas. It's quite hard to send people we know that they may be kidnapped by armed dribbles. So it's making things hard for the response team. Usually in cases, like these local officials foreign aid groups, and so on say that they're not getting the resources, they need they need greater resources. Let's say to deal with an outbreak on this scale is that the case here as well. So far, we have inherited the ministry of health or even the other members of the response team complain about resources, so far the two things they're complaining about is community resistance, and and insecurity and. That's those are only the two things we've had them complain about. But not really about finances. But the scale of the outbreaks about four hundred and fifty people dead. I mean, that's pretty shocking, isn't it? It is it is. And it's the most devastating actually outbreak. We've had in DRC dear democratic probably go ahead and had ten outbreaks since nineteen seventy six, and this is the most devastating one. Of course, if you look at this level rate, for example, you we see thirty seven percent is not the lowest survival rate. But the thing is fifty seven percent of seven hundred you have more people dead done sixty three percent of thirty five for example. So you can see that it is the most devastating guys reporting to his life from Kinshasa capsule, the Democratic Republic of Congo. You're listening to news stay on the BBC World Service with adding Kasuga in Addis Ababa James cardinal in London. Our main story right now the United States says it's prepared to make concessions to secure the denuclearization of Korean peninsula. But it's still demanding that North Korea's food. Details of its nuclear arsenal. And now with the latest sports news. Matthew kenyon. Good morning. Good morning to you. We're going to talk about the Asian Cup final. It's Japan against Qatar in the UAE in a few hours time, but it's just under twenty four hours since the Asian football. Confederation confirmed that they'd been an official complaint from the host nation about the eligibility of two players who seem certain to feature in that final few as time and we've still had no word from the authorities. Remember Qatar knocked out the UA in the semifinal with thumping four nil victory. Let's talk to the BBC's many jazz may who's been covering the turnament throughout many. What is the latest on? This say we haven't heard anything official was the last thing that we had simply confirmation of that complaint. Yes, I'm getting nothing from the AFC. They the tone of the messages back to me AS Roma's rather exhaust me asking the same questions all the time. I understand that the categories are calm about this. It's all it's all speculation. What the AFC disciplinary an ethics code says is that if a team fails United enjoyable player, then they will forfeit that the matching which they filled it them if they dean to fielded them after competition, then they could be suspended for the next day AFC competition. So the US is a last gasp effort by them to try and get into the final. But the trouble is, of course, that Catta have beaten six teams already with both of these players in in almost every every match and the the question is the nationality eligibility both of these players were born abroad. There's no question about that. But my understanding is that they registered with the AFC on the basis that their mothers were born in Qatar. And that is the point of dispute. You a website has published documents which it says proves that they were born in Iraq and Sudan respectively. But it's it's unclear we still don't know what the AFC we'll do about his appeal. We'll wait and say as I say only a few as till the final Ashim he catchall make you onto the pitch later on today. Many you would expect would you not Japan to come out winners the softening? Well, I don't think it's a foregone conclusion not at all. I mean, Japan, far less impressive and cata. They peaked superbly in the semifinal after being very scratchy in the early stages, but cats have the leading goalscorer who's one of these plays alley. They haven't conceded. A single goal yet. They have the leading assist provider all of the stats are in that favor. And they will ready beaten three previous champions on the way to the final. Where they'll meet a force fantastic. Many. Jasmine, however, it pans out of the failed on the failed. Manny will be keeping us up to date later on. Here on the BBC sport today is on your radio nine hundred thousand thirty GMT and world football presented by Manny is available now at BBC World, Service dot com. A couple of other football lines for you. In fact, it's almost all football this morning on the pitch carrying Benjamin scored twice to move up to six in rail Madrid all time top goalscorers list, his Girona to reach the Coppa del Rey. Semifinals in h Lee last year beat into Milan they needed a penalty. Shoot-out though to set up a two legged copper Italia semifinal with AC melon a few lines from the end of the European transfer window English Premier League side, Crystal Palace signed Chelsea striker Michigan bat Choi on loan until the end of the season Senegal's address. Sergei is staying put Everton despite a late bid from Perry sangoma, but his colleague Ganic Belleci, the DRC international has moved to and alleged online Swansea's Ivorian style. Wilfried bony has gone to Qatari club alligator had on loan and Burnley have signed. The thirty eight year old former England striker Peter crouch that will be his seventh English primarily club. Let's hope for a sold in Germany Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that midfielders Shinji Kagawa has been loaned to test in Turkey and Barcelona agreed to sign twenty year old Brazilian Emerson from athletic amino for twelve million euros thirty million dollars. He'll join the club in July. Bacelona also added to the women's squad yesterday with Nigeria's ASI Chateau Oshawa going there on loan from her Chinese side Deliang khanjian, it's the off season in China at the moment and Schaller is came to keep in shape to compete for the super falcons at the women's World Cup later on this year, and in the NBA a winning return for LeBron James who played more than forty minutes in his first action after a seventeen game injury lay-off for the L Lakers. They beat local rivals here clippers one hundred and twenty three to one hundred and twenty after overtime. Lebron afterwards called it the toughest stretch of his career Natalie. Thank you. Now we used to hearing. That Russia is trying to influence world events on social media. Now, it's there on Facebook is closed down nearly eight hundred pages and the number of groups and accounts apparently linked to Iran that describing them as inauthentic accounts aimed at influencing opinion in more than twenty countries. So as Facebook now taking tougher action against those believed to deliberately use it to influence elections or undermine democracy. Cybersecurity expert and the presence of secure mental and also author of advanced persistent security, IRA Winkler told me more what Facebook has done has been deleted accounts that have been tied to Iranian actors. And what these accounts have done was to space simulate create fake news sites that have been purported to put out real news. But really they were putting out prop Iranian propaganda along the lines of Russia, say or. The accusation against Russia and Russian linked organizations is they're very actively trying to change elections. For example, is not the case here was this more just pushing an Iranian view on the world. I think it's a little bit of both a lot of the propaganda, frankly is anti Donald Trump because Donald Trump has been going against the US intelligence services on his own, for example, and saying that Iran is still attempting to produce nuclear weapons, which was the exact opposite conclusion of the intelligence community. So they've been kind of focusing on that type of information simultaneously. They also want to change public perception of Iran as not necessarily an enemy of the United States. They also put out pro Palestinian propaganda as well as any of the other interests in the Middle East that they've been trying to push for their own interests in the region. So. All of that sounds like depending on your political perspective true, but not necessarily. Illegal or immoral to try and put those views out there. What what then was the specific problem with the accounts pretending to be something. They weren't. That's exactly the problem. They were pretending to be legitimate local news sources within the United States, like every, you know, every city of any size in the United States tends to have a television station, a radio station or something, and they and a lot of people trust the local stations more than they might trust like an international or national station like the equivalent of a BBC, and they think that the local news is more real than national news. So they try to give that fake impression that their local news is recording these incidents, like it's a fact frankly, either way, whether it's a legal or not these people are pretending to be somebody else on the internet and they're doing so four not good reasons..

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"kinshasa" Discussed on Just a Tip with Megan Batoon

Just a Tip with Megan Batoon

04:00 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on Just a Tip with Megan Batoon

"Don't know what kills me. True. Our fans don't know. What are you? Sure. There are. Found now. Okay. If someone doesn't know what kinder's means what does it mean? Go ahead. Ben Kinshasa's is a compound word with the word kin, which means family and ninjas, which means ninjas, and then you slap those together and you get like a family of ninjas, but can inland also means movement. Oh, it's like a family of or family of movement. Ninjas? Don't forget the though Z because we're hip hop Z because we all like zebras end zebras. I knew half of that. Really? Yeah. Well, I I knew that Ken was family. And then the ninjas didn't know that can in. Kinetic movement. Connecticut energy came up with the name. That's a great question. I wanna say it was a Mike song Anthony Lee combo. That sounds. Yeah. Yeah. It was a name. It was called on boo black ops before that from Nardo. And that's from Naruto course, anime we are geeky anime kids of ninja anime. Around the time that I performed guys one time. Perform I remember that one Ellen Kim and another girl killed you guys on minoa. Yeah. Cindy concubine. Concubines if you search for Congess death of the concubines, you can see Megan you can find that on the internet. Yeah. You can find that on the internet. Wow. We watch it all the time. Does my thick with two. I can just performances actually. Wants to. Oh, you those are first choreography performance for our first performance was free style. Yeah. That sounds horrific to me that That was was really weird. the weary Sal performance. Sounds like I wanna die. I'd never priest sage before my good. I have so many nightmares where I'm on stage. And I don't know the choreography in everyone's doing it. And I have to look to try and like make sure that I'm doing at the same time. She goes those. That was real life. I've had that dream before you get a prank pulled on you. I did on stage where everyone was dancing behind you. And then you turned around and no one was there anymore. Yes. Yes. Was that it can just performance. A was I do remember that performance? They they gave me the frigging cat. Daddy song. And then they're like a Mkhori to it. Now's like, okay years. Learn it. Oh, yeah. We'll learn Dory. Oh my God. We'll learn it. And then, you know, then I performed on stage by myself. I've done a lot of little weird things on stage. You know? Pranks that you pull on each other during rehearsal or you guys just nice to each other. I don't think we. Pretty nice. Yeah. That's like the boring answer. I'm trying to think of something. I mean, when there's like some initiations that happen, then you know, there's other those are kind of. Yeah. Those are forbidden secrets of. Can't talk about scared. That's very good. This is not a podcast about cults. Although I wish it worked. Hod cast people right in with their sticky situations, and we do our best to sound off. And maybe help them. Are you interested in helping help out love good altruistic group? Let's go. So I've been wanting to start a YouTube channel because let's see why they want to. I forgot how to. I've been wanting to start YouTube channel because my friends, and I love to film videos. However, I'm not looking to make it my career anything. I just wanna know how to create a regional content..

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"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You it's not for Kinshasa before. All okay. Should be busy first evening here thinking Chesa, but there's barely anybody around. People have stayed home today the nervous they're uncertain because of these election results Madame won't your name, please. My name is only only. Can Chesa is very quiet people fearful the little fear about the his many people's was today. We'd be violence. But it's okay. It's okay. Why says she voted for opposition front from the fi you? But if she's say kitty has one that's fine too. Because she says either one represents an alternative for Congo after eighteen years of Kathy Lee because people don't want to continue with the same government wants to change. No major violence was reported by nightfall. And if my feelings are widespread, it could mean, the Congolese choose stability over electoral uncertainty and witness the nation's first ever, peaceful and democratic transfer of power. Ofeibea Quist arcton NPR news. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Hymie audience is a political commentator from Nicaragua. It was broadcasting on Managua TV station calling out the government for clamping down on protesters. Void after. Many people outside our house. They follow us. Detainers station was shut down his colleagues jails now, he's reaching viewers from Miami. He's on the world. And you'll hear the world at two o'clock this afternoon here on K Q. We public radio I'm Judy Woodruff on the next NewsHour. Heels David Brooks, analyze what's looking to be the longest government shutdown in US history. That's Friday on the PBS news hour. All those stories coming up at three o'clock this afternoon here on. The British parliament votes on trees amazed Brexit deal next week, the debate has gotten ugly, but there are some economic realities here because he's not just the United Kingdom that needs the EU trading partner. But the leads the United Kingdom to resolve Brexit.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Felix security and his political party. There are scenes of joy into the political part where many people talk to the they're full of emotions. They can't even express themselves. Some of them have been fighting in the party for many years, even for decayed for others. So for them. They feel like their efforts is finally being rewarded however on the other side in the part of political leader opposition leader, Mark failed that we just heard as he rejected these results. He has called people to demand that the truth from the ballot boxes be reinstated and pronounced by the electoral commission. However, so far he hasn't clearly called for people to go into the streets at when it comes to the presidential majority of the ruling coalition, they say that they will respect whatever result is pronounced by by the electoral commission. So right now Kinshasa is starting and kind of coming out of. Onset tame Iti and suspects. Now, as you say, there's been uncertainty with the delay of the results controversy because of the delay now controversy because of the results themselves, we understand, of course, that the church who've had observers all across the country were very influential are meeting there yet to make a statement. How important will it be what they have to say about the results? Well. The churches are among some of the most trusted look community leaders here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. And if.

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"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"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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"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:55 min | 3 years ago

"kinshasa" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish. Coming up nondisclosure agreements have played a huge part in sexual harassment settlements. Now metoo activists are trying to get rid of them. We've seen some companies just announced that they're doing away with India requirements. What hasn't caught up this our lives? First this news. Live from NPR news in Culver City, California. I'm deeply Cy kowtow tomorrow. President Trump will host border security meeting at the White House today. He asked congressional leaders from both chambers to attend the briefing giving no exact agenda. The partial government shutdown is now in a week to as impure Scott d'etre reports President Trump wants five billion dollars for a wall on the US Mexico border. Democrats have said they're happy to spend money on border security, but they don't want to fund a wall. They don't want to spend five billion dollars. There's been no movement from either side ever since the shutdown began, of course, before the shutdown began President Trump said he would be proud to shut down the government over this very issue. President Trump has been busy tweeting through the holiday today. He wrote border security and the wall thing and shutdown is not win ANSI Pusey wanted to start her tenure. Let's make a deal question. Mark one the one hundred sixteen. Congress convenes on Thursday. Nancy Pelosi is expected to be lectured as the next speaker of the house secretary of state, Mike Pompeo was in Brazil today for the inauguration of president John here both Bolsonaro on the sidelines Pompeii met with Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid concern in Israel about the US military withdrawal from Syria NPR's, Daniel estrin reports. Israeli officials have said the US withdrawal could make it easier for Iran to send weapons to Syria and to the militant Hezbollah group threatening neighboring Israel at the start of his meeting with Netanyahu Pompeo said the US troops. Pull out would not affect a US commitment to protecting Israel encountering Iran and 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 a US to counter Iran in Syria and throughout the Middle East. Israeli media report that 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 chaos. Restrictions are likely to apply until complete presidential results. 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 after long delayed elections meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power of the acquis downs on NPR news. Kinshasa space. Scientists are celebrating today after successfully receiving data from NASA's new horizons spacecraft about an icy space rock that is four billion miles from earth, the ice rock is nicknamed ultimate totally and is 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 psycho town. Support for kqed.

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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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Sri Lanka's president reinstates prime minister he sacked

BBC World Service

00:25 sec | 3 years ago

Sri Lanka's president reinstates prime minister he sacked

"And the Japanese city who has released a map of a hundred hot spas or Anson, which will welcome tourists with tattoos during next year's rugby World Cup tattoos have become widespread in the western part of traditional culture in countries such as New Zealand who will be taking part, but in Japan there associated with Uku organized crime gangs and many bonds prohibit people with tattoos from entering Beppu describes itself as the onset capital of Japan. And that's the latest BBC news. This is from our own correspondent here on the BBC World Service. I'm PASCAL harder. Hello and welcome to the program that takes you to places others. Just don't reach in this edition. We've visit an elegant well established face of Catalan politics now behind bars and facing charges of rebellion. We also take a trip on a wooden canoe to see how the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing for elections next weekend and for some lighthearted fun. We'll go axe throwing in Canada. Larry, apparently, it's a thing sweeping the nation. But our first stop is Iraq to meet some extraordinary women. There have been protests in Iraq recently calling on perpetrators of violence against women to be punished and calling for the state to create the conditions in which women can go about their lives without fear. This is partly as a result of some recent high profile killings. An Iraqi social media star was murdered by men on motorbikes in broad daylight in the center of Baghdad a female human rights activists was shot dead in Basra. But it's also in protest at scores of Iraqi women being murdered every month the justification that they were being immoral disobeying. Their husbands all bringing disgrace to their families shaima halio met some women willing to risk their own lives to protect other women and girls from this violence Doma is one of Iraq's most famous dishes. It's also one of my favorites. It reminds me. Of the stuffed vegetables. I eat back home in Egypt where I grew up, but it's much spicier Bessemer is a bit of an expert on Doma and during the last seven years, she's taken to cooking as a hobby, and as a coping mechanism takes my mind off things she tells me as she peels the onions, all my fear, my anxiety, my sadness. I turn this energy into cooking. Vessel lives with seven other women in a big modestly. Furnished home in a quite Baghdad neighborhood. Some of them are helping in the kitchen cutting vegetables, and washing rice, others, sit in a corner sorting beads to make bracelets necklaces a couple of children are running around. But this busy household filled with noise and laughter and the smell of home cooked meals is also a secret shelter for women who've survived domestic abuse. You're not Mohammed has agreed to show me around. But only after a lot of negotiation. She's the president of the organization of. Women's freedom in Iraq, an NGO which runs ten underground shelters. Only my producer a woman, of course, an I are allowed to visit. And we have to change cars on route to avoid being followed. The government refuses to give the shelters official status and can read them any time if they find them, but that's not the only threat in our in her organization face we shelter women from honor killing from trafficking and from abusive families. She tells me the shelters have to be secret because the abusers will follow the women and tried to kidnap them from us or even kill them. When I asked Basma why she's here her mood changes. And she tilts her head down. I was thirteen playing in the streets. When he took me dress me up and told me I was going to another house to get married. She says, I didn't know what was happening. I thought we were just visiting someone that I would come home the next day for the next three years. Best male was repeat. Tiddly abused by the man, she was forced to marry and by his family, then her story gets even more horrendous and surreal a man spotted her in the market one day and kidnapped her he said he was in love with me. And he was going to take me away from my husband's family. She says looking at the floor fidgeting with her bracelet. But her kidnappers father refused to keep her and best male was sent far away to a brothel in Iraqi Kurdistan. When I realized what was happening. I beg the women there to spare me she says. I couldn't do what they were asking me to do. I told them L beg on the streets. But not this. They let her go best managed to get a job in a cafe nearby. And after a few months, it's owner helped her get back to back debt to her family to safety or so she thought they said I had dishonoured them because I'd left my husband, and they didn't know what the other man had done with me. That's my says, I was just there. Waiting listening to their conversations about my fate. Even when I fought. My father's soften a little the men from our tribe would pressure him and say you have to kill her. It's the only way so one day with the help of a friend. I ran away. She says she was only sixteen seven years on best must still in hiding. But she now runs the shelter. She calls home. Yes. Of course. I get scared. She admits we're on the same boat here. That's why I helped them I have to protect them. You're not Mohammed tells me that across Iraq are fifty two women living in the NGOs shelters just a tiny fraction of those in need of help. She looks at her phone and shows me a message from a woman in muscle. If you don't get here soon. It says I'll be dead despite the challenges are remains optimistic and is proud of the women. She's helped many of whom have gone on to help other victims of violence, but best Ma is less. Hopeful she tells me she's come a long way she's married with two young daughters. I fear for them every single day. I don't want them to go through what I went through. All I wanted was to normal child. I asked about her girls futures. My biggest hope is that they leave. She says that they grow up outside Iraq. Only. Then will I feel that they're safe shaima halio next to the Democratic Republic of Congo? If you're Congolese the democratic base is sort of a joke. That's never been very funny and all the Congolese people I've known have tended to be pretty eager to laugh about most things Congo has a history of political strongman and multi-player wars next weekend. Though elections are due to be held Congo is also a vast country crisscrossed by rivers rather than roads with forty million voters living widely dispersed. So how'd you manage an election under those circumstances? Our correspondent Louise west has been following one man's determined voyage to bring democracy to his people a father and son paddling wooden canoe carrying a large black box as they pushed through the rainforest the some stops to take care of his father. Other next to that Congo an electronic voting machine. It's come all the way from South Korea. The man who works for the electoral commission is taking it to isolate villages to demonstrate how it works. The machines are supposed to make voting cheaper and quicker. But critics say they're vulnerable to vote rigging and worry about the congress on reliable power supply this journey along. The river is testament the challenge of organizing elections in this impenetrable landscape and in a country practically the size of western Europe. I was curious to find out more about Uber by Dan, his mission tracking down his phone number his colleagues from the electoral commission warned me, not sure you'll be able to get him reception is very poor over there. He's based thousands of kilometers from the capital Kinshasa where I am you there. Bindi is a forty seven year old computer engineer. He lives in Vasan Kusa at the conference of the Lapore and marine rivers to have the congress tributaries. It's the last. Sports before the wilderness of the Lapore base and the town has a traumatic history during colonial times, it was one of the first trading post where locals with forced into the brutal Robert trade down a Fonzie phone line tells me the story behind the photo I had managed to get a place on a boat belonging to friends of the bonobos. It's a local conservation group here trying to protect endangered apes. They were also heading to combat low. So they agreed to take my son and me, but when we ride the boat was already full, you bet laughs. You know, our geography makes it very difficult to reach voters. So we have to adopt to find solutions they pay to local fishermen ten thousand Congolese francs around six US dollars to bar. His canoe nearly three times the average daily income.

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Ecuador, Venezuela and BBC discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

00:50 sec | 4 years ago

Ecuador, Venezuela and BBC discussed on BBC World Service

"Border controls coming into force in Peru to limit the influx of migrants fleeing the economic crisis in Venezuela similar restrictions, were introduced in Ecuador last week but they've been overturned by a court Katie Watson has. More? Details in the past few days Ecuador's laid on dozens of buses to move Venezuelans through the country. Trying to get as many as possible to the Peruvian border before the new restrictions come in it's been referred to as a humanitarian Cardo but there's another motivation. To it's not an Ecuador's interests have thousands of Venezuelans stranded in the country with nowhere to, go and, as judge's ruling on does Ecuador's efforts. To, stem the flow of people coming through the economic situation is worse Listening and more and more. People are leaving Venezuela every day and what's being referred to as Latin America's worst migrant crisis in its history

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

A Public Affair

00:14 sec | 4 years ago

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

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