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"southern african development community" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Welcome to the president's inbox and see if our podcast about the foreign policy challenges facing the united states. I'm jim lindsey director studies at the council on foreign relations. This week's topic is ethiopia's civil war. With being discussed the fighting in northern ethiopia between federal government forces in regional tigray enforces is michelle gavin. Michelle is senior fellow for africa studies at the council. She was previously managing director of the center from two thousand eleven to two thousand fourteen. She was us ambassador botswana where she served concurrently as the us representative to the southern african development community before that michelle was a special assistant to president barack obama in the senior director for africa on the staff of the national security council michelle. Thanks you being here. Thanks so much for having michelle. Afghanistan is dominated news. As we're speaking so i think a lot of people haven't heard or followed what's been happening in ethiopia. Maybe we could just start by laying out for us. How things currently stand in ethiopia. Sure well unfortunately the situation ethiopia has really gone from bad to worse so fighting that began last november between the two gray enforces in the state of tigray in ethiopia and federal government forces very quickly brought in additional armed groups that would be military of country of eritrea. But also some emperor militia what we have now are even more actors even more armed groups involved in the fighting and we have a geographics sort of expansion of the conflict beyond the borders of tigray itself into a far and amhara states that border on tigray so essentially you have more armed elements in the mix fighting over a larger swath of territory the humanitarian crisis. Which is captured so much of the world's attention persists and in some ways has gotten worse as the sort of chokepoints for bringing food and other types of assistance to people in need have essentially narrowed down to one. There is one way that we're getting humanitarian assistance to tigray and it's not getting in fast enough with talk about how we got to the stage later. We can talk about where we're likely to go. Potential for diplomatic mediation the rest. But i'm trying to understand why the fighting broke out in the first place. Now ethiopia's the country of roughly one hundred ten million people. I have seen estimates that ethiopia has as many as ninety different ethnic groups tigray estate in northern part of ethiopia tigrayans constitute about five percent of the ethiopian population. How is we ended up in a situation which such a small group of people is in a battle with the central government. Well you have to step back in ethiopian history. A bit history is going to be love history on the presence. Inbox great stuff..
"southern african development community" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"I'm marco werman. You're with the world many governments across the globe or fighting insurgencies right now in mozambique in southern africa. They've been struggling to contain a rebellion for four long years. Thousands of died. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in northern mozambique in the province of kabo delgado but there is hope that the tide may be turning. Here's the world. Africa correspondent halima condie earlier. This week the anthem of mozambique played on a windy afternoon in pemba. The capital of the kabul delgado province. It marked the launch of a new peacekeeping mission by the southern african development community. Sadeq as it's known is an organization of sixteen african nations. It's sending about fifteen hundred soldiers to help. Mozambique fight a years long. Insurgency major general alani monaci from south africa up described the mission this way to support republic of mozambique to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremism by neutralizing threats to region or to create a sexual environment. This is a turning point for mozambique. The country has been reluctant to accept help and has denied the scope of the problem. Robert wrestling is the ceo of panja. Risk an intelligence company. He is based in south africa. They have been reluctant to do sir one because a homegrown insurgency in the ruling party's home province is deeply embarrassing and has huge political and symbolic reputational damage to its. But that's changing. As attacks in the region have continued last month when thousand troops from rwanda arrived in coupled gado this week the us announced it would train when hundred mozambican commandos rangers. The extra support appears to be making a difference already this week. Mozambican and rwandan forces freed the town of modem boy depri- from insurgents. He was attacked last year. Mozambican general cristovao. Arthur chu may spoke with reporters about who these insurgents are very some was becomes. Does onions somalian's drc and other country who lead this group. But how has it terrorists. Still there are a lot of unknowns about the insurgency in northern mozambique. The region is predominantly muslim and earlier. This year the. Us government said the militants are tied to isis but many experts still are not so sure. Here's bustling analyst. I very much doubt and this is also backed up with very little evidence at the moment that there are strong ties into himself ideology leadership recruitment funding supply between the disparity insurgency northern mozambique and different parts of islamic state in africa. Beyond that one thing is clear about this insurgency. It's been deadly and destructive. Here's mozambican general. Row arthur tschumi again. The acute people destroyed infrastructure. If you go around you will see what they want. They don't want people living in peace. Many people in kabul delgado are happy to see the arrival of international troops. Here's one man. Speaking to rwandan state media from palma a town that was decimated in a deadly attack. Back in march via gigi show we're wand and troops. He said are bringing peace now. He wants to bring his family home but tonight. A machado a senior researcher with human rights. Watch caution what. We would one day on me to do at this stage. That is to make sure that the air is completely safe before they allow in grades anyone to return home. Machado says that the government needs to investigate alleged human rights abuses committed by the mozambican security forces against civilians. They had relatives that way. In force disappeared betrays devastated all ill-treated or beaten by security forces. All somebody executed as more troops arrive in mozambique to fight the insurgents machado says human rights needs to be a top priority for the world. I'm halima condie in nairobi this week. The biden administration turned its sights on a favourite target for american presidents opec the organization of the petroleum. Exporting countries opec controls more than eighty percent of the oil reserves on the planet. President biden wants to thirteen opec nations to pump out. more oil. biden is making the play at the same time that americans are dealing with high prices at the pump and as a us is resistant to tap into its reserves to unpack the global oil game. We're joined by ellen. Walled with the atlantic council global energy center. She joins us from jacksonville florida. How is opec responding to the biden administrations criticisms and demands to increase output ellen. Opaque hasn't issued a formal response. But there were some comments from opec delegates from. They basically amounted to our market analyses. We don't really see a need for more oil right now. So which is basically what you're saying. No we're not going to pump more. We already have plans to pump more oil. In fact we're not gonna put more than than we planned and don't know what you're talking about. And how does the white house does it see that. That increase output is satisfactory. Well it seems like they don't think that this increased output satisfactory but in in effect opec is going to be increasing its production by four hundred thousand barrels. A day each month from now through december and probably farther into twenty twenty two. So it's really kind of confusing as to why the biden registration is pressing opec for even more oil now where they already have plans to increase it wrote so opec does get a lot of criticism from the white house when gas prices are high. Here is this criticism of opec fair. It's not all pex fault in this case and gasoline prices in the united states aren't just a factor of opec they're mostly a factor of of oil prices but there is more that goes into it so for example last year or in say february of twenty twenty. The us was pumping thirteen million barrels. A day of oil now republican much closer to eleven and that extra two million barrels. A day doesn't seem like it's coming back. And a lot of that is due to policies that the administration has put in place that discouraged producers from expanding production domestically. So why do you think the. Us president is saying opec needs to help. What's the rhetoric about..
"southern african development community" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Approaching doctors are warning that a growing number of kids or getting sick with covert nineteen. Hundreds of cases have been reported in the atlanta area. Where the school years already begun and in new orleans. Dr mark klein at the children's hospital says a record number of kids are being hospitalized with any of them too young to receive the vaccine. We need adults to step up. If if they're not going to get the vaccine to protect their own health they should do it for their families and for these young children who are the most vulnerable among us Fourth wave of infections is being driven by the delta variant. But klein says it's not yet clear delta's more dangerous to children. A top aide for new york governor. Andrew cuomo has abruptly resigned. Melissa to rose issued a statement last night in brian. Man reports pressure on cuomo to step aside continues to grow following release of an investigation. Finding he sexually harassed women on his staff. Melissa de rosa was one of andrew cuomo's most visible and most influential aides report by the state attorney general alleges she played a leading role retaliating against one of the women who spoke publicly about cuomo's sexual behavior in a statement to rosette didn't address that charge. She said it had been her greatest honor to work for new york state. Her departure comes as political support for cuomo continues to unravel the state. Agee's investigation released last week. Detailed sexual improprieties by the democratic governor against eleven women allegations. Cuomo has denied members of the state assembly's judiciary committee meet today to move forward with an impeachment. Probe brian man. Npr news new york united nations out this morning with a strongly-worded reports on climate change. The report says heat waves droughts and torrential rains will only become more frequent and extreme as earthworms report written by the world's top climate scientists comes as wildfires rage in western states and greasy forced thousands from their homes over the past week. The rwandan military says its soldiers. Last month helped the mozambican army drive out islamic state affiliated insurgents who had overrun an important port town. He's muffin deco reports from harari. On the nearly four year fight against the insurgents they islamic state's affiliated insurgents captured most symbo depri- last august in march they to cova poma another coastal town but the claims to have since pushed the insurgents out of the town the mozambican armed forces and for a mess. Mary's if struggled to regain control of kabul delgada since the surgeons i struck in two thousand seventeen in addition to wander member countries of the southern african development community who agreed to send a regional force to mozambique have started sending troops to the country for npr news. Im ish windy quite in adding. And you're listening to npr. Senate is still working to push that roughly one trillion dollar infrastructure package final passage clear another hurdle last night. Eighteen republicans joined democrats and invoking. What's known as cloture. A final vote could come as early as tomorrow morning. Meanwhile senate democrats have just unveiled their three and a half trillion dollar budget proposal. They want to pass without republican support. Thousands of people are attending a ten day music festival in northeastern pennsylvania. It's taking place in an area with a high rate of cove in nineteen spread and has meghan frank with member station w. lv are reports. Few festival goers are wearing masks music is billed as the nation's largest free outdoor music festival over the weekend the majority of music fans showed up without masks to shows in northampton county where cova case rates have doubled in the last week but attendees like lauren. I in her boyfriend see. They're not worried. Yeah we're both vaccine. And i think all the people that we care about our vaccinated so we feel good about being out and about some public health. Experts are concerned. The festival could cause cova outbreaks. Fest organizers recommend people mask up at indoor events but there's no mask mandate in place for npr news. i'm megan franke in bethlehem financial markets mixed ahead of the opening bell on wall street. The major markets in europe largely down in monday trading but stocks in shanghai and hong kong advanced trading was in asia today the markets in japan and singapore closed for a holiday on trial. Snyder npr news..
"southern african development community" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Org and on itunes podcast channel religion in foreign policy as always see if our takes no institutional institutional positions on matters of policy. We're delighted to have ambassador. Michelle gavin with us today to talk about the conflict in ethiopia's ethiopia's tigray region. Michelle gavin is currently senior fellow for africa studies at the council on foreign relations. She was formerly the managing director of the africa center. A multidisciplinary institution dedicated to increasing understanding of contemporary africa and prior to distinguished career in the government from two dozen eleven to two thousand fourteen ambassador. Gammon was the ambassador to botswana and served concurrently as a us representative to the southern african development community. She also served part that President obama and the senior director for africa at the national security council and before joining the obama administration ambassador gavin was an international affairs fellow and adjunct fellow for africa at the afar. So michelle. thank you for being with us today. it would be great if you could provide us with an overview of the conflict in tigray region of ethiopia. And talk about what's led up to it and policy recommendations as you see a what we can be doing here From the us vantage point or will thank you so much for inviting me to join you today and thanks to everyone is taking time to engage with this issue which is wine that genuinely does keep me up at night And i think is is keeping a lot of people so this is a conflict that broke out last november but had frankly been along time coming. The ethiopian state had for a decade been governed by a coalition a coalition of political parties. But there was one group that was kind of first among equals that was dominant in this ruling coalition and that was the tepe elf and the tigrayan people's liberation front at so the to which make up about six percent More or less of ethiopia's population there is a theo. Pia is a federation so there are states demarcated on maps with a different kind of local government and sometimes local defense forces as well. The tigrayans had been kind of dominated. Federally intel really at the rise of the current prime minister. Vip prime minister. Abby op-ed who is not great in he is a from is a romo ethnically although his background is is mixed which is true of many ethiopians and also a mixed religious background. Interestingly his father's slim his mother in ethiopia orthodox christian himself is pentecostal so as president. Excuse me prime minister. Abby a Power kind of reform agenda because indian all observers inside and outside ethiopia agreed at that time the ethiopian state wasn't really working. There was a great deal of popular dissatisfaction with the federal government with the center. A lot of political contestation and so he unveiled a reform agenda much of which was celebrated domestically and internationally designed open up political space in the country but part of the reform involved and eliminating some of the kind of preferences and the the sort of first among equals role of the left. So you have to gray in a senior to grains who had long enjoyed very influential roles in politics but also in the economy in the military Finding at some of that power being stripped away and it set up at a fairly antagonistic relationship now over time at the prime minister's reform agenda stalled in some areas. They're still a great deal of discontent in contestation. any theo. Pia aside from in tigray but things really came to a head with the grants around the question of elections so ethiopia in june just completed elections but those elections had been delayed so be original. Election date was postponed because of cova nineteen and the difficulty of of campaigning of organizing the midst of a pandemic. the grands chose to go ahead with elections in their region in defiance of federal authorities. And this really kind of set up a standoff and then the it was you know both sides were clearly mobilizing forces for actual conflict that the spark that lit the tinder was a preemptive attack on the part of two grey enforces on some federal forces in the area. And then what you had was a a devastatingly costly conflict where you ended up with four different armed groups. A in the mix in tigray and civilians suffering. You had the federal ethiopian forces you had the two grain forces pushing back but aligned with those federal forces and very much complicating the picture you had eritrean forces who crossed the border to to support prime minister abbey in this campaign against a teepee aleph and worryingly you had militia forces from 'em hara another very large ethnic group in the country who claim. Some of the land that on maps had been considered not so this devastating conflict which has been accompanied by clear mass atrocities Use of sexual violence as a weapon. Refugees have been attacked health. Care centers have been deliberately destroyed which is a war crime across have been deliberately destroyed and in fact hundreds of thousands of two grains are now living in fan conditions. people have begun to die Because of famine it's a man made famine in tigray. So you have the conflict you have atrocity crimes and you have this devastating lack of food and access to healthcare. We're almost there. Were almost up to the president but something very interesting happened last month. Where essentially the two grands who a more or less have been fighting as a guerrilla force You know they kind of those who weren't immediately killed or captured kind of melted away regrouped in the mountains at the trains ended up reclaiming a great deal of territory from the federal forces. Federal forces then withdrew from the two grain capital for most of tigray and prime minister. Abby announced a unilateral ceasefire. It didn't really meet it. Didn't look like what ceasefires usually look like right with arrangements for communitarian access etcetera but there was this kind of Inflection point in the conflict outwear appear the to grandparents had gained an upper hand. The ethiopian federal forces withdrew with rain did not accept at a ceasefire unconditionally. They wanted the or trans out. They wanted those emperor militia out. Essentially the ceasefire is gone now. A fighting has resumed and has in fact spilled out of teague right into a neighboring region..
"southern african development community" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"This event is presented by the council on foreign relations. Welcome to the council on foreign relations social justice in foreign policy webinar series. I marina asking vice president for the national program and outreach you'll see afar as a reminder this webinar is on the record and the audio video and transcript will be made available on our website see if our dot org and on itunes podcast channel religion in foreign policy as always see if our takes no institutional institutional positions on matters of policy. We're delighted to have ambassador. Michelle gavin with us today to talk about the conflict in ethiopia's ethiopia's tigray region. Michelle gavin is currently senior fellow for africa studies at the council on foreign relations. She was formerly the managing director of the africa center. A multidisciplinary institution dedicated to increasing understanding of contemporary africa and prior to distinguished career in the government from two dozen eleven to two thousand fourteen ambassador. Gavin was the ambassador to botswana and served concurrently as a us representative to the southern african development community. She also served part that President obama and the senior director for africa at the national security council and before joining the obama administration ambassador gavin was an international affairs fellow and adjunct fellow for africa at the afar. So michelle. thank you for being with us today. it would be great if you could provide us with an overview of the conflict in the tigray region of ethiopia. And talk about what's led up to it and policy recommendations as you see a what we can be doing here From the us vantage point or will thank you so much for inviting me to join you today and thanks to everyone. Who's taking time to engage with this issue. Which is wine that genuinely does. Keep me up at night And i think is is keeping a lot of people so this is a conflict that broke out last november but had frankly been along time coming. The ethiopian state had for a decade been governed by a coalition a coalition of political parties. But there was one group that was kind of first among equals that was dominant in this ruling coalition and that was the tepe elf and the tigrayan people's liberation front at so the the to which make up about six percent More or less of ideo pius population. There is a theo. Pia is a federation so there are states demarcated on maps with a different kind of local government and sometimes local defense forces as well. The tigrayans had been kind of dominated. Federally intel really..
"southern african development community" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Let's turn to the big boy on the block in the southern part of the continent which of course south africa in your episode on south africa. You address both some of the long standing issues that have continued to linger from the united states constructive engagement policy into the nineteen eighties but then some of the more recent crises that involves particular leaders. And i'm wondering if you can contextualized for us where south africa is in. Just how much of a priority. The biden administration policy wise should be putting on the new leadership in south africa versus building in civil society or trying to tackle both south. Africa is an extraordinary part country in sub saharan africa. And in the world right. It's a member of the g twenty. It's important voice in the g. Seventy seven it's the second largest economy It's often on the un security council. It's often having key positions within the african union and the relationship as we described it and we talked to embassador michelle gavin who had been president obama's first senior director at the white house. The relationship is often what we say is cordial but not close. And there's a lot of prickliness about that relationship. So i'll make one point at the top and then i can talk about the current leaders. The point that i'm just adamant about is that you don't get to pick and choose which countries you like In you are going to deal with. Just because they're practically and i feel like for for the last couple of administrations because south africa is difficult. It has a very strong view of itself in it. you know isn't a big fan of whoever's the hegemonic power globally that we've kind of thrown our hands up with them and that's not a luxury that we have in india right. That's not a luxury that we allow ourselves in other major countries. So the first is that we've got to do. South africa's consequential country period. But the interesting thing is that we have a moment of an opportunity. Here south africa's last president. Jacob zuma was very corrupt. He's actually now just going to jail essentially contempt because he wouldn't appear at his trials around these corruptions and his successor. Sierra rama poza. I think is one of our best openings for a strong and more vibrant and were productive relationship serum poza is kind of the best of all worlds You know career. Anc guy of the party and he was in the labor movement's early in his career. He helped negotiate the end of apartheid and then he went into business so he started represents all of the different facets of a very complicated party which is the anc. He has been a vocal actor when it comes to cova nineteen and dealing with the crisis both in terms of his own country but making sure that other countries have debt relief or that they get their fair share of vaccine so he's incredibly important for the us. and i'm i'm hopeful that the biden administration will take him seriously in a way that i think previous administrations just found south africans to be too frustrating. We had i think a better partner cyril ramaphosa but even when things are gonna get a little sticky and they will. That's what happens that we need to persevere. Good news is president. Biden has talked to a rama poza once on the phone. In between his election and inauguration president biden's election nomination inauguration and then he had pull aside with him recently at the g seven. And that's you know. There are a few african leader so far that have gotten that kind of attention from the white house. I know that you're trying to to focus on the bilateral relationships between the us and each individual country. But i have to ask when it comes to some of the countries down in the southern part of the continent whether it is maybe our malawi but even east martini through botswana zimbabwe. How much do the policies of the united states toward these countries really rely on how south africa itself is evolving and relating to the us. I think they absolutely do. First of all let's talk about Economic investment most us companies in the ranges anywhere from six hundred eight hundred are based in south africa but have a regional new. So that's their headquarters in south africa. And they're launching pads to engage with the other countries that we just mentioned We look towards south africa. As the most important country in the regional body known as sadak the southern african development community to shape responses to whatever the crisis jurors south africa is right now playing a really critical role in the sadeq response to the insurgency in northern mozambique south africa. Your dominates many of their neighbors economies. Some of their currencies are tied to the rain. And which is south africa's main currency or the Depend on the technical know-how of south african nationals. So you have to look at south africa as south africa but then you have to think about its economic security and political influence in the southern african region. I but then again sort of across the continent and then again at the global level. Because if you're gonna want an african perspective on a global challenge right whether that's internet privacy or climate change or even thinking about strategic competition. The south african voices going to hold a lot of weight in. It's going to be representative. Maybe not every country in africa loves that but it will represent many african views. We've discussed before and certainly nothing. In recent months has changed this perhaps even accelerated it that one of the primary prizms through which us policy makers c. sub saharan africa in the countries within it is the prism of great power competition with russia and in particular with china. One of the fascinating episodes of forty nine that i listened to was the one on angola because one of the points that you in conversation with with nicole in your guests make is that angola could actually play a really interesting role here because the chinese influence in particular Russian as well. They manifest themselves differently in each country but in the end goal in case. You've got some inroads. There that could provide the us and actual opportunity to use angola almost as a go-between with russia in china concerning issues related to potential conflict. And at least tension in the continent talk through that a little bit. What could angola serve in this regard in. Is that a model for anyone else in africa. Yeah really interesting. Parallels here to both namibia into south africa. But here's a country where we were on the wrong side of history again. Supporting the rebel group unita Whereas the current government the mp l. a. had the backing of cuba. Russia took us very long time until the end of the cold war to have a strong relationship in fact radioman have an embassy. Cnn gola until the nineties and the relationship with the longtime leader He had been in power since nineteen. Seventy nine was again. Maybe not even cordial just cold. But the new president azul lawrence o. Came to power in two thousand seventeen kinda surprised everyone by a throwing. A many of the dos santos family into jail for corruption and saying very affirmatively that he wants a strong relationship with the united states and so far. He's doing many of the things that we would want to see in goal in terms of anti-corruption at least pledges of of diversifying the economy. Being a little stronger on on foreign policy engaging his predecessor hadn't and so the thing that i that i think is really interesting about angola is that because of its history with the russians with the cubans and china's a huge trading partner for them particularly terms of their oil sector. Is that when things get heated. What is the opportunity for a country like angola to serve as an interlocutor. A safe space. I guess it's one of my big things about africa policy. Dave is that africa policy. Seems to be just for. Africa policymakers right. And that's again something that i think is unique and unfair exceptional and productive. How do we integrate the foreign policy towards sub saharan africa in a global perspective. And when we're talking about great power competition. It shouldn't be just about constraining china's maligned influence on the continent. It should be thinking about how african countries can help us. lower the temperature address. Some of these challenges. I one of the things that i would like to see. African governments do. And maybe this won't be angola. Maybe this'll be a country like ghana. For example or kenya is not just say. We don't wanna choose but to say affirmatively. These are the things that we expect from our foreign partners. China otherwise and create a set of standards around transparency environmental protection and trade and investment lending. Then we can go and say we're gonna buy buy them beijing your move and so. This is the kind of ways that i think that african countries can play a critical role in great power competition and actually helped shape the battlespace so to speak building on that. Which countries in africa do you think are to put it bluntly underperforming internationally. And by that. I mean which countries do you think with the right motivation and the right encouragement from the biden administration could be playing a more productive role in international organizations with peacekeeping missions with global economic institutions. And in a sense starting to punch at their wait outside of the continent itself. Yeah great question. Let me talk about a little bit about Who is already punching above their weight. Or maybe just share with your your listeners. How many africans are now in key positions in global institutions. You may know that the head of the. who is dr ted dress and ethiopian. You may be aware that the head of the wto.
"southern african development community" Discussed on The World Next Week
"This event is presented by the council on foreign relations. Welcome everybody welcome to this castle in our relations virtual roundtable on major power rivalry in africa. thank you for joining us today for those who don't know me. I'm post says senior fellow for conflict prevention council and directorates center fall preventive action. Today's roundtable is the latest in a series of meetings. We all night on implications of growing strategic competition between the major powers and specific regions which is being made possible by generous grant from the carnegie corporation of new york. Some of you may eventually tuned into early roundtables that we held on the middle east and asia. Today we're gonna focus on africa with a particular focus. I think on china's going presence and influence on the confident but we also going to look at other parents. Well we have two excellent Speak with us to discuss these issues with us. Let me first introduce michelle gavin. She is senior fellow. Africa's studies year at the council. She has many years of government service focusing on africa. I on capitol hill as an aide to send two senators russ final in kansas saw followed by stints at the nfc for africa in the obama administration off that she was appointed as us ambassador devout swan era where she concurrently served as u s representative to sack the southern african development community before joining the cat so she also headed up the africa center in new york. I would also be remiss in not mentioning that. She's just authored a report on major power rivalry in africa. Full of the council on that is available on the council's websites. And i commend you to read that. She has joined today by kobo. Who likes to go by just zoo. Thank you for that Dr globo he is the head of the wits school of governance at the university of Around in south africa where he joins us today. He was formerly in associate professor of strategy international business at ovitz business skull if all joining wits he co founded the center for the study of governance innovation at the university of pretoria in south africa and became its deputy director between twenty twelve in two thousand. Fourteen mizzou is also a member of the presidential economic advisory council in south africa. Having previously said is headed the division responsible for south africa's trade policy at the department of trade and industry. Welcome and thank you both for being with us today. So his typical tables. I'm going to engage in about thirty minutes of Discussion without fake us. And then i'm gonna open it up full. Qna from those attending the su- just reminded the meeting is on the recold will be recorded and posted on our website at a later date. Okay so why. don't we get started. Let me turn to you first. Michelle if you could just sort of set. The scene for awesome if a sense of how this rivalry. That's the right term for. It is is shaping up today in africa who the main axes over chinese one of the principal goals. What are they trying to accomplish. Points in contention if you could just sort of set sentencing for us. I sure i can try my best at. Thanks so much for having me. I think that you know to sort of contextualized this argument. That's very much part of kind of the mainstream debate about us. Africa policy right now of major power rivalry. What's important is is to understand that the rest of the world right is keenly aware of the importance of africa strategy writ large for a host of reasons for strategic reasons for economic reasons and but there has been kind of a trend in the us foreign policy community to think about africa as a sort of a place apart from maybe the most pressing foreign policy priorities at the time. I don't think that's the way the rest of the world Tends to see the continent. And so i think that's kind of an important backdrop when when we think about how the us engages this debate today at because you do have a really a host of actors with very active strategies seeking access seeking influence on the african continent and the the to clearly most at influential most sweeping in scope are the us and china but obviously european union has a very long standing complex deep and significant relationship with african states. You have the increase activity of gulf factors Not just in the horn of africa but certainly most prominently in the horn. At for many years. Japan has worked hard to try a establish a robust partnership with a number of african states. India plays a role. So this is. It's very much a global community right seeking seeking fruitful partnerships. What's interesting. I think this debate right now in the us is that you had starting with the trump administration is very express articulation that major power rivalry particularly rivalry with china. Although russia was was a part of this agenda as well should be kind of the dominant lens through which we understand our engagement on the continent and this was made sort of expressly clear national security strategy. But it's it's in some ways carried over into the biden administration was very different in many respects from the trump administration. But if you look at even the confirmation processes principles in the the biden administration. I'm you see this very deliberate and purposeful articulation of the notion. That at chinese influence in africa is problematic is sometimes even malevolent and that the us must work to counter growing chinese influence. All of the chinese are incredibly influential on the continent. The point i try making in the paper and then something. I'd like to talk about today. Is is naked at this is untrue. The chinese have for decades right had a a sweeping and complex engagement strategy that is.
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"Album. On who started this off our government there has asked the European Union for support inducting the three along Islamist insurgency in the northern province off Carbo Delgado. The violence has increased this year with insurgents are talking important towns at least 1500 people have been killed and an estimated quarter of a million have had to flee their homes to discuss this issue. We spoke of Unger, director off the Center for Democracy on Development in Maputo. I started off by asking him why the Muslim become government was turning to the you for support. That is important. It has to be in the studio that government submitted that request to the U A day before you discussed the situation ofthe human rights abused in caboodle God, so in a sense, there's the request itself. But there is a political issue off preempting right? Why not turn to the Southern African Development Community? Sadako Even the African Union? Why go all the way to Brussels is exactly what I'm saying. There is an East request. But there is also an issue off preempting the situation off being exposed as violations ofthe human rights. And in fact, we have been calling for Muslim beak to use Sadiq and in reality Muslim because chairing the Sadik now And he could use that to get support both from the subject and you, But that is not happening. I don't understand what you mean. When you say that the exposure What do you mean by that There is on DH serious off human rights violations in Kabul, Delgado and you was going to discuss the Mozambique situation. So they have anticipated to serve make that request. Right? And the EU was to come in at all. What sort of help would it provide? That can give some logistical support. And also they could give and some sort ofthe merely three training, Teo. The Muslim big military capacity on from what you're saying human rights violations taking which form on Who do you say, is responsible for those violations, their number off a Matis videos showing shocking abuse off human rights by the state Defense forces, and there's also Grotesque and actions against villians by the insurgents. So it is by both sides. At the moment. The situation is escalation ofthe conflict. This collision off fighting with continuous attacks into communities by the insurgents. And with that happening, communities have to flee. Now there is about 3000 I d peas as gutted around the capital city off member and the Northern province off Nampula and some of the people refugee into Tanzania, right? He's being internally displaced people now. For people who are in Maputo. Do you think they consider the issues in Ah Delgado as part of their problem, definitely, Capital goddess part of Mapo, too, And that problem is very much a viewed as a national problem, not only because it's the sovereignty that is being attacked, but also and importantly, is because this insurgency He's sitting in between the Mozambique people to harness the potential that is out there from the wealthy class guys results that is out there. A general of Unger, director of the Center for Democracy and Development in Maputo was a big Now. Dr. Shaw is a former cardiologists based in Nigeria, who sent 2013 in the chair of the Rotary International's polio eradication program. We just played a crucial role in the eradication of polio in Africa, with Nigeria being officially declared. Three of the virus that was just on the 25th of August off this year, well in recognition off his contribution to the global efforts to clear polio doctor Fanshaw has just been named in the time magazine list off the 100 most influential people across the globe and he joins us now from Vegas. Good morning to you, Dr Financial. Thank you very much. Joining us on congratulations. Thank you very much for having me And can I ask when that day came on the 25th of August after all these years, more than seven years? That you've been involved. Obviously, it's been decades that Nigeria's been fighting this actually hear that Nigeria's polio free. What did that mean? It meant, you know that. Finally we have been able to lead not only an idea, but the continent of Africa. Who region of the world polio virus. It means investors. No child again is being paralyzed by the work of the virus. So It's dream come true for the world we set out to do you know, three decades ago. Concerned and yet it hasn't been easy has it? I mean, I know you faced in 90, especially in the north of Nigeria, the same kind of challenges that we've been hearing this morning that are facing medics in Afghanistan in Pakistan, where you have to overturn superstitions and wide held beliefs by certain people that their dangers in the polio vaccine. Yes, There's always this issue of communication on DH. We we have gradually over the has been able to overcome that, you know. Between people's perception of the reality when they see that actually the vaccine works on this stop seeing and each I've been paralyzed in the environment by the polio virus us against what they used to see before. The insurgency also played the role in the whole system apart. And how did you do that? You say battling on the one hand the insurgency but also badly and and sending the virus or the sending the immunization to those areas and administering it during conflict, But also when you're dealing with The challenge of people who don't believe in the vaccine people who were making a concerted effort to put out propaganda disputing it. So when people in Pakistan a hearing that What do you tell them? How did you come back? Well, they have started in the same upon that we stopped her. We're not to refashion our communication strategy. Excuse me, but by using the traditional little ship that are very close to the people. On every level, you know, communities, this people their leaders. Traditionally, this people they know will not miss list them. And so you know, with the coming together of the traditional leadership Come by the government we've had the traditionally does counsel for immunization and polio. They were a major game changer in changing the attitude of people towards the or a polio vaccine. On. That was a tremendous opportunity for us to get to every nook and cranny of the country and have you know the child get there a polio vaccine, So a communication a reassurance was very important and it worked. And what difference will this recognition five Time magazine make? Because I know you and your other vote tree club members would go farm wide about.
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"In Mozambique, the Corona virus has been more or less kept under control. Mozambique has another crisis. It's also keeping its eyes on the threat of terrorism. Last week, a militant group linked to Isis attacked a port town in the northern part of Mozambique. The world's Halima Condi has that story. The attack and Muslim boy depraved wasn't the first. The port town sits in the province of Capo Delgado in northern Mozambique. In recent years, the region has experienced growing attacks by militants. Things escalated last week, not the provincial. That's most in peaks. Minister of Defense Jamie Netto. He said militants disguised as civilians entered Muslim boy Laia. They murdered civilians and attacked the nearby port taking it over, according to local media. Martin is with the Institute for Security Studies in neighboring South Africa is extremely worrisome because what this signifies is that the government has lost control intense off its handing off the crisis. At the heart of the crisis is a group known as Al Rahmah. They've been attacking this part of northern Mozambique for years. The violence has displaced thousands of people's even forced some NGO offices to suspend services. But it's unclear what the group wants use. If Adam is a historian in Mozambique, he's been tracking the new group when they started. Basically, they were yout. They didn't work they sold in the markets. Adam says there are a number of factors contributing to the rise of the group. There's a lot of poverty and young people out of work. It's causing a lot of frustration, especially while there are big mining and natural gas projects in the area, making millions and profits projects that haven't improved the lives of locals they were expelled from the land of the many they were paid for the land was not what they were expecting and what they want. Adam says All of this has contributed to what has become an armed insurgency in the north with militants that are well armed. They get a lot of freaky meant and so on from book they robe from the army. There are also growing concerns about the group's international ties in one video, believed to be from earlier this year. Shows armed militants in cargo. Delgado dressed in army fatigues, Bandeira, They're holding a flag of the Islamic state. There are Isis affiliates in some parts of Africa, but it's unclear what that means for Mozambique. Major General Dagon. Anderson leads the U. S Special Operations Command Africa he recently spoke about he's concerns during a press conference. We're looking at assessing what's happening in northern Mozambique UPIN the cobbled Agata region, so we are concerned with it because we do believe that there is a local issue. There are local agreements that is now Being leveraged by Islamic state in particular general, Anderson said the extent of the Isis connection in northern Mozambique is still unclear. Marchionni we of the Institute for Security Studies says the insurgency should be considered an international problem. Fighters from neighboring countries have reportedly joined the group. The way it is going now it will become a regional crisis that will affect for their country's inside in Africa. Mozambique has tried to stem the insurgency with military forthe deploying soldiers and setting up roadblocks that hasn't worked so far. Plus, the security forces have been accused of human rights abuses, killing people thought to be members of the group or assisting them. It's become nearly impossible for researchers and journalist to even visit the caboodle Gotto province warns the government's approach could backfire. If we don't go in there to protect human rights. There's going to be a backlash. Any division. No matter how good he might be. There's going to be headed that flash and that backlash is what feeds the insurgent. He says. Museum Vic needs international support, especially from its neighbours. On Monday, the Southern African Development Community, which is the region's political body, said it would help Mozambique as it confronts the terrorism and violent attacks. But they didn't say when that help would come or what it would be for the world. I'm Halima Condi. Coming up on the show. After the break. It's the size of a mouse with a trunk that makes it a relative of the elephants. Scientist spotted for the first time in half a century. You're listening to the world. For parents who can't work because their kids are learning at home. Emergency unemployment benefits could help. But there are some questions. What exactly happens when schools are only opened for maybe half of the week? Can people still get their benefits or not? Risdon reading, writing and making sense of anything else? Next time on marketplace? Here. Marketplace this afternoon at four o'clock here on.
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"In Mozambique, the corona virus has been more or less kept under control. has another crisis it's also keeping its is on the threat of terrorism. Last week, a militant group linked to isis attacked a port town in the northern part of Mozambique. The world's Halima Condie has that story the attack on Muslim boy depre- yet wasn't the first. The port town sits in the province of Capo Delgado in northern Mozambique? In recent years, the region has experienced growing attacks by militants things escalated last week. Group. Not, the preventive. Mozambique's Minister of Defense. Jaime Netto. He said militants disguised as devilliers entered mostly boy a DEPRI- they murdered civilians and attacked the nearby port taking it over according to local media. Martin E we is with the Institute for Security. Studies in neighboring South Africa. Extremely. What because what this signifies is back with government walk Muslim through intense of its handling of the crisis. The whole crisis is a group known as El. Awad. They've been attacking this part of northern Mozambique for years. The violence has displaced thousands of people's even forced some NGO offices to suspend services, but it's unclear what the group wants. Yousef. Adam is a historian in Mozambique he's been tracking the new group. started. Could basically, they were you they did it work they sold in the markets at on says there are a number of factors contributing to the right of the group. There's a lot of poverty and young people out of work. It's causing a lot of frustration especially while there are big mining and natural gas projects in the area making millions in profits projects that haven't improved the lives of locals they were expelled from the land, the many they were paid for the land was. What they were expecting and what they wanted damn says, all of this has contributed to what has become an armed insurgency in the north with militants that are well armed. They get lots of Wiki meant and so on a book they roll from Dod me. There are also growing concerns about the group's international ties in one video believed to be from earlier. This year shows armed militants in Kabo Delgado dressed in army fatigues. NUNCA damage. Data REMOULD Delay, they're holding a flag of the Islamic state. There are isis affiliates in some parts of Africa, but it's unclear what that means for Mozambique Major General Dag van Anderson leads the US Special Operations Command. He recently spoke about his concerns during a press conference we we're looking at. What's happening in northern Mozambique cobbled together region so we are concerned with it because we do believe that there is a local issue there a local grievance that is now. Being leveraged by Islamic state in particular general Anderson said the extent of the Isis connection in northern Mozambique is still unclear Martin we of the Institute for Security Studies says, the insurgency should be considered an international problem fighters from neighboring countries have reportedly joined the group. Is. Equal become a regional crisis that will affect or that countries is that in Africa Mozambique has tried to stem the insurgency with military force deploying soldiers and setting up lots that hasn't worked so far plus the security forces have been accused of human rights abuses killing people thought to be members of the group or assisting them. It's become nearly impossible for researchers and To even visit the Kaaba Delgado Province E warns the government's approach could backfire. We don't go into to project human rights. There's going to be a hidden backlash. Any division no matter how good in my be there's meant to be a hidden backlash and that backlash is what? The insurgents he says Mozambique needs international support especially from its neighbors on Monday the Southern African Development Community, which is the region's political body said, it would help Mozambique as it confronts the terrorism and violent attacks, but they didn't say when that help would come or what it would be for the world I'm Halima Condie. Cute animal alert let me introduce you to a mammal called the Somali Sankey. It's tiny like a mouse and has a long trunk like nose sort of like an aardvark for fifty years. Citing of this Tangy has not been recorded by scientists and now Stephen Heritage is the lead author of a paper documenting the citing of the Somali in Djibouti Stevens with the Duke University Lemur Center. So I'm looking at a picture of. A similar, saggy. It kind of looks like a mouse. But apparently, there are actually more closely related to elephants by Ducey could be long enough to be called the trunk. So what exactly is this thing Stephen and what do we know about their habits their unique in a lot of ways they've got this long extended flexible knows that they used a sort of pick through leaf litter on the ground they've got enormous hind limbs. For running in fact, some species of Sanjay's. Can run up to thirty kilometers per hour while they've also got this great and fascinating monogamous mating system where a male female pair will bond for life and share a relatively small home range that's doesn't overlap with other pairs. In fact, our our collaborator and cough on the paper Galen Rathbun who died about three months after we returned from that expedition. He wants likened. To. Miniature monogamous ant eater gazelles. The Somali. Thank you. This particular species of Saggy had been lost of science for fifty years. What does it actually mean? Right so there had been no data since the early one, thousand, nine, hundred seventies sometimes when we have a an animal that's. Science that's a really bad sign right? It could be very rare on the verge of extinction, but it turns out for the Somali singer. The lack of data had more to do with the lack of focused research in the region we put together a team of SAGGY specialists from the United States and of Djiboutian. Field Ecologists. With that team, we had good success of recovering Maggie's in general in the Somali thing in particular, you talk about that because while scientists had not documented sightings of Somali sang locals had seen it. So did you work with local scientists and pick up on the local knowledge to find this similar thing? That's a very important aspect of the research I think. We had heard in the scientific community in there had been some mentions that there could be sanjay's living in Djibouti, but nobody had ever formally documented any species from there. We contacted our collaborator at Association Djibouti. Nature's name is Hussein Ray who has a specialty in Djiboutian Bird Wildlife. He said Oh. Yeah. In the field I've seen these animals many time in for sure we can try to figure out where they are. They're probably here. So when we would go to these feel sites, we would often interview locals with a photo set of rodents and Gerbils and They'd say oh. Yeah. That that animal is over there in those rocks and this mouse animals of here in this more flat area and so incorporating that local knowledge was invaluable in the documentation of He's and then of course, once we got it, we realized that it was species nobody had documented in so many decades. So once you had an idea of where the saying he might be, how do you go about setting a trap for them to observe? How do you lure? Somali Sankey Gaylon had spent decades with his little method of baiting them with a dry mixture of peanut butter, and OATMEAL and Marmot. So the super smelly concoction of Bait. You can imagine if you're a small mammal that lives in essentially a desert rocky environment, you've never smelled anything like that before. And so you're going to go check that out and see what's going on. Stephen Why is it important to science to find this little critter? What was important to you? What's important about generating new knowledge about this species end up species that are rare are lost in general is to keep the data updated to the. Red. List of threatened species. which is our. Sort of measuring stick or barometer of the health of the biodiversity on our planet and only with modern and up to date knowledge. Can we make these kinds of assessments.
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"Corner said Boulevard at Tyson's just off Leesburg pike near the Walmart supercenter and the twenty four fitness am. cutting through the clutter to bring the people and stories that matter to you you're listening to America's first news this morning with Gordon. thanks for spending time with us walking into Friday Robert Mugabe the former leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in late twenty seventeen during a bloodless coup has died more from this morning's Mike Gavin the Wall Street journal describes Mr Mugabe as a school teacher turned guerrilla fighter who helped topple white colonial rule in Zimbabwe only to leave the country to the brink of economic ruin he took power after white minority rule ended in nineteen eighty he would blame Zimbabwe's economic problems on international sanctions but USA today says growing discontent about other problems prompted a military intervention impeachment proceedings and demonstrations calling for his removal Robert Mugabe was ninety five Gordon thanks Mike USA today says Mr Mugabe enjoyed acceptance among peers in Africa who chose not to judge him in the same way as the U. S. and other western detractors toward the end of his rule he served as rotating chairman of the fifty four nation African Union and the fifteen nation southern African development community it's nineteen minutes now after the hour on this morning Jennifer kasinga is here with more of America's first news sport in hurricane Dorian is slashing parts of North Carolina and Virginia with rain storm surges and strong winds as it brushes up against the coast as.
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"ES. Last week. The woman who owned this school Tandy Wayne Kubay went out to protest because she was so angry about the situation about the economy. She was hit by an army truck and killed daughter schooled Allen, she's thirty seven. She's here in Washington for the children's clubs. We do you blame. Government. The quasi economize. Okay. She won't protest. Would you protest now? Are we can stay because. We'll continue. So you're not afraid I'm not afraid in protest, even though your mother was killed. I didn't get because anger. Around a dozen toddlers that parents, find lodge unemployed to pull these days to pay the nursery schools modest fees. As for to tender man, we found beaten by soldiers he safe in a clinic now is wounds to heal a lot faster than his countries. And that report from Harare was by the BBC's, Andrew Harding. So what about the regional response to events in Zimbabwe or Stanley Newman Hindi is as Imbaba in law. He's also chief executive of the Southern African Development community or subjects Lois association, and he joined me from Pretoria. The principal position of lawyers association is that there has been ongoing violence in Zimbabwe, especially looking at the one August disturbances, and there has been excessive reaction by armed forces of the state, but they has been also wrong and unlawful reactions by members of the public. Our view is in the light of discontinuing and a repeat of this happening. The principal responsibility must now fall on the president to control the violence because we believe that the majority of Zimbabweans are not participating in this violence. They were genuine grievances which the government must facilitate his fully and therefore protects them and stop the excessive. And live. Our reactions by armed forces in preference to protecting the majority of the muscles controlling the violence by those who are coming from the civilians that are taking the law into their own hands. And immediately thereafter, not just facilitating the peaceful protests has been doing but to engage meaningfully in national dialogue and conflict resolution. So you're saying that the citizens of Zimbabwe have every right to protest peacefully. Definitely and president mnangagwa's did not go to Davos, he's come home. He is now talking about dialogue is that a hopeful sign if you look at our statement that was the first recommendation we made that he should come home, and then he should deal with the situation. And Secondly, we say that he should engage in this dialogue. Now, this is a no brainer. Because even more shanty commission is put these options and these recommendations out in the public. I think it was a mixture of time in overdue that the president was supposed to follow. This course of action. But what we want to remain to see is whether there is genuine commitment to reaching a genuine solution. And engaging all stakeholders and holding everybody that was wrong to account. Indeed, you referred back to the events of August. So this has been brewing for some time. Do you does you association have a have a broader concern about how the rights of the citizens in Zimbabwe are being treated at the moment. Yes, definitely. We do. I think the first concern is that the dragnet arrests. And the blanket painting of everybody in Zimbabwe is not on the side of the security forces as an enemy is wrong. Everybody must be treated innocent until proven guilty. We are having a situation where people are being arrested. I without there being adequate investigation and they're being taken through summary trials and being sentenced and being imprisoned or detained illegally beyond the forty eight hour period. So. We really are concerned about the lack of sticking to principles of fair trial and the following of Jupiter persists in the administration of Justice in the aftermath of this violence in Zimbabwe. What role do you think the region will play the regional organisations in bringing this under control? According to the original organization was to quickly respond and give direction to these. Bob win government on the next steps to follow. Unfortunately official position is not come from the regional body, which is Saddik. And well, fortunately, the president is already following the steps that we would have wanted them to insist which is to to have him back in his jurisdiction and to convene a genuine national dialogue. But I think now the the region must quickly follow these steps up and make sure that the national dialogue in the framework, and the rules sets facilitate genuine engagement and consensus with respect and frankness from all the people who are concerned in stakeholders, even if they. Diverging views to start off with. So the the the region must guarantee the outcome of those negotiations by purely symbolic stakeholders, and we're talking about the region, but your in the the biggest player in the region, South Africa at the moment. And and this is it going to be imperative on South Africa to to take more of a a role in ensuring the situation Zimbabwe is brought under control our own trajectory was to immediately engage the South African government as well. And the plea would be to say that this is your neighbor, and you are an economic powerhouse in the region. And also a lot of these countries that have had their own challenges have also been there for South Africa when it was having its own challenges of unrest, and this illegal administration of Justice. So we feel that South Africa must of necessity take leadership in the region to address the situation. There have been a lot of compassion. Flying around in the last few days with the Mugabe era from your point of view. How would you compare what has happened over the past week in Zimbabwe with what happened during Robert Mugabe's time in office from a legal point of view? We think that there's a continuation of the disrespect of the constitution and its provisions, and that we have not had a return to rule of law, which is complete sustained and necessary for the recovery of Zimbabwean population, and it and it and it citizens, so in essence, so you saying from a legal point of view, not much has changed. No, not much has changed in terms of five observation of preservation and upholding the rule of law and human rights violations that we ongoing in the Mugabe regime, a still ongoing you actually find sentiments coming from members of the public and different quarters that it's more intense at this point in time. Now Stanley Newman Hindi who is chief executive of the South African development community's lawyers association..
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"Felix Shishir Katie as the Democratic Republic of Congo's, incoming president after the constitutional court upheld the results it rejected allegations by his main rival Martin fi you Lou Evan election. Stitch-up of Mr. you, Lou is sticking to his claims. Now. The year with this ruling. The constitutional court has defied the Congolese people the African Union and the whole international community. I now consider myself as the legend teammates, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I'm making an urgent call to our people to take themselves in charge by organizing, non violent protests all over the country to defend its sovereignty phones. Phones, a souvenir, the sixteen nation Southern African Development community will Sadak along with Kenya. Have congratulated she's Katie and called for a peaceful handover of power, but the African Union which had expressed serious doubts about the election figures has post pained, sending a high level delegation to Shasta. So what now for the DRC, and it's eighty million people will they see a peaceful transition after years of turmoil. I'm joined from Nairobi by Richard Moncrieff of the International Crisis Group, Richard. Thank you for joining us on new State, Mr finally called for non violent protests. But has he got the capacity to actually mobilize the Congolese people? Yes. Good morning. So he's he's called for protests. That's not the first time over the last month of kind of ins and outs in this saga that the opposition. Of course, a protest, and it hasn't been much response on the streets. So far. People are unsure fearless supported in particular. The angry at the discrepancy significant discrepancy between the figures released by the electoral commission and figures from the Catholic church. You deployed forty thousand observers during the elections and also leaked figures from the electoral commission. It sounds. They are angry white. Why are they taking to the streets? Yeah. Sure. As got into that. I think a lot of other people. Are happy to see an opposition candidate take power. Just getting has his supporters. Of course, others are nervous that protests against the election results could descend into violence between companies Kennedy's camp. And that would be very unfortunate. It would see opposition supporters fight each other in the streets. That's there's already been tensions between those two groups. I think some people are nervous about what would happen if they did go out on the streets. So could this pose a threat to the future future future stability of the country? Well, I think it could we not things are always very uncertain India, Congo popular anger does spill onto the street. I think the other big threats to the future stability countries that we're now very likely to see a president sworn in who's deeply contested by a large proportion of the population. So he has a very low legitimacy. He's going to have to deal with an embedded set of networks. Brutally support Kabila the outgoing president embedded right across the economy and the security sector, so he's going to have to tread very carefully in that respect. So we've got a sort of president coming in and wanted to face that has his hands tied here. And that's not that's not that doesn't bode well for solving the Marriott problems the country faces. This is likely to be sworn in tomorrow ju ju just how easily can he transfer from being an opposition leader to the president. Now, he's going to be very difficult. President could be will automatically joined the Senate. He remains the president of his party and his party and allied panties have done very well in the column entry elections, and in the provincial elections as I said, they're very embedded in the economy and in the security sector in ten seconds. What do you think he's number one change is going to be? Well, he's going to have to deal with we've insecurity, which has been growing in the east for a long time. But he's not going to have very good control over the security forces. So that's a major challenge fan. Richard Moncrieff of the International Crisis Group. It's seventeen minutes to the hour. China says economic growth last year was the lowest for nearly three decades. And the Israeli military has carried out missile strikes on Iranian targets inside Syria or a couple of the top stories from the BBC newsroom. Top sports stories now with Matthew Kenyon to the tennis in a moment festival. Let me tell you about a thrilling penultimate day of the NFL season in the state says both championship games went to overtime. And it is yet another Super Bowl appearance for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots after they got a thirty seven thirty one win over the Kansas City. Chiefs the stat keep on rolling in for Brady, really don't they? He's now lead the patriots to their ninth Super Bowl in eighteen seasons. And if they win it he will, of course, be the oldest starting quarterback to do. So. He'll be out there on his own is the first to win it six times. But it was a team showing against the chiefs. As New England's rob gronkowski explained. We knew if we kept fighting that we're we're gonna put up a battle. I mean, we're giving all we have pretty sure everyone on the team gave it all we had today. So that's all we can ask for and in the end the results came out great. We are battling the whole game. We preparing all year for situations like this conditioning levels, and it shows with a victory like this. New England will play the LA Rams in the showpiece in Atlanta on February the third after they also needed overtime to beat the New Orleans Saints. So now to the Australian Open and Serena Williams against Simona Halep is the biggest match of the day at Melbourne Park. That's coming up in a couple of ass festival there. Let's bring you up to date with all the action that has happened. David law is live in Melbourne. And after a first week in which we had hardly any upset so shocks at all. We've had lots of the last couple of days and another one. Today because Alexander's very the four seed in the men's draw has been beaten six one six one seven six by Malaysia round at Wimbledon runner-up at three years ago. Who's starting to play his best tennis again, but a really disappointing. First couple of sets for very heavy surf broken five times out of six in those first two sets and really didn't look right at all. So the fall seed has gone round goes thrill now face the born a church Luca play. They're playing at the moment in the first set of their match in the women's store Niamey Asakusa survived. The loss of a first set against anesthesia several Stover to go through caroliina push giver who's been in such good form defeated a former Wimbledon champion gardenia Mugabe Reuther. And so she is rolling on is push giver, and maybe an outside bet for this title. Now, you mentioned upsets I mentioned Serena Williams against Simona Halep what would count as an upset in that one later on. That's a good question. And I actually think. Neither one would really be an upset because you've got the current world number-one against arguably the greatest player of all time. Serena Williams, sunny has the better head to head of the two. I think she if she plays at best tennis. She is still the best player in the world. And so on that level if she plays. Well, I would expect it to win but Halla has been growing into this tournament. She had a really tough draw. She faced the play that beater at the US open in the very first round and was a set behind fought through that fought for another very difficult second round match against severe Kenan which went all the way, and then really found a form in round three beating Venus Williams. So it's a really tough draw. Serena Williams, just to get to the quarterfinal stage. But Hallett now is very much match. Tough. Good stuff. David. Thanks so much more from David and the team through the day here on the BBC. We'll keep you posted on how all these things unfold here your football headlines, then a record-breaking outing for Perry Sanchez. They beat gang on nine nail killing pay and Eddie. Nsen. Cavani scored hat tricks. PSG have a lead of thirteen points in the league and two games in hand on their nearest rivals. Elsewhere Gonzalez Guarini has been left out of the Milan squad for their game today against genera- his coach generic to. So said the speculation about his move to Chelsea had quote disrupted. Preparations parcel, owner of won seven in a row in all competitions. Now. After Lionel Messi came off the bench to help them sail. A three one win over Lagaan Astaire lead at the top in. Spain is five points pep Guardiola says his Manchester City shied need to improve after three nil win at Huddersfield town, which leaves them four points behind leaders Liverpool. Meanwhile, Spurs after that win against Fulham, which keeps them in third place in the English Premier League. Four points ahead of Chelsea have concerns over the fitness of Delhi alley. He went off with a hamstring injury. Vietnam who only qualified for the knockout stages of the Asian Cup on fair. Play rules are through to the quarterfinals after a penalty. Shootout win over Jordan favorites. Iran will face. China in the last eight they both got wins on Sunday. And it is the draw for the group stage of the African confederation Cup later in Cairo Kenya's gore. My hair one through on Sunday when they held on for a second like nil nil drawer against Cameroon's new star after I first victory and hold us. Russia Casablanca in there as well. Sneaking through two one on aggregate after narrow one nail home win against Namibia's African stars Ghana's Asante Kartiko now Jerry is a new good Rangers. Also, one through on Sunday news news on who will play whom on focus on Africa and babysit dot com. Stroke African football. Thank you very much. Indeed, Matthew Kenyon. Our next guest is a successful Paralympic tennis player. But the story we're about to talk about is about more than just her on-court skill. It's an extraordinary tale of pain and courage. We're going to talk to Tyson. British army veteran as I said a successful Paralympic tennis player to suffer of a condition called complex regional pain syndrome. It causes excruciating pain to the sufferers. But doctors find it very. Hard to treat and some sufferers say that amputation of the affected limb can relieve the pain that Cornelia against the advice of her doctors chose to amputate part of her right leg and throughout her decision making process and the subsequent medical treatment. She took video diaries, which are being shown on the BBC today. An unrelated to say we can talk to Cornelia now. I I just wanted to check. It's it's now how long is it since you have the operation. Good morning. It's about seven weeks after the operation now headed they end of November. Okay. Now, if if it had been the cut and dried solution, I can see that it would still be a difficult decision to have to take. But you were told that it might not work understand that situation with complex regional pain syndrome. So for you, you will facing an even more difficult decision. Whether to go ahead with a partial amputation or not why did you decide to do what you did? Well, it wasn't a decision. I took lightly, and I made sure that I I did my homework about the pros and the cons about getting amputation with complex regional pain syndrome. Obviously the conversations I had with medical professionals were sobering. But often nearly five years with the condition. From a personal perspective and considering my relative young age and relative health. And those having gone through all of the rehabilitation options open to sufferers with COPS. I decided to me it was the the the best way forward. Because if it if it if it did work, it would be absolutely with the informed gamble, and if it didn't in many ways, I wouldn't have lost much more than than than what I had. I mean condition is the condition is let's talk about the quality of life that condition as it stood which you developed Saturday following a freak accident is simply excruciating an utterly debilitating. Yes. It is..
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"But now the two reports from the New York Times and Washington Post the day are suggesting dodge the of structures, perhaps not separate from the collusion question. These investigations are actually linked. So where does the suspicion conference mostly coming from a President Trump's? Rhetoric. He always say something that from the establishment point of view, really pro Russia or beneficial to Russia. So for instance, hey praised Russia, basic, not Russia, actually, the Soviet Union invasion in one thousand nine seventy nine of Afghanistan, and he also sort of defend Russia's behavior in two thousand sixteen and also denied that he has his campaign has any link with Russia. He participated in meeting with with President Putin in Helsinki. And after that, there's no detailed information about what he has been talking with president wouldn't so a lot of suspicious activities and Rodrigues worse coming out, and smiles sort of giving the other party and excuse to be suspicious about his connections with Russia. So I think a lot of things. Basically, not only President Trump is saying things, but also his ideology basic his America. First agenda is really upsetting to the political. Political establishment in Washington DC that conflict is essential. I think is even bigger that political. Mccown flicked is bigger than the problem of Russia connection at this point the White House press secretary, Sarah sender that unlike President Obama who Russia and other foreign adversaries PU Chamara around President Trump has actually been tough on Russia. What's your take on those statements will from some perspective, you can say, yeah. President Trump is maybe more tougher to Russia. He quits appeal. A he basically approved the sailing of lethal weapons to to crane and he also reinforced military presence in eastern European countries. So in many ways, yeah, he's sort of more his showing a tougher stance against Russia in many cases, however in in terms of effectiveness, I don't think Sarah Sanders. Is is true talking about President Obama's behavior to us right because at the end of his term imposed severe sanctions against Russia, and so far President Trump's administration didn't even didn't impose many severe kind of economic and political sanctions against Russia. What about his decision to throw US troops out of Syria is not a move that is further their interest deductions. I don't think. So let's talk about the reason why President Trump decided to withdraw troops because the Washington some of their strategies and experts talking about the withdrawal is Ron and its benefits to Russians over Trump's reasoning for strong troops is that there's no further necessity for us troops to stay in Syria because the mission of defeating ISIS has completed and he does not want to spend more money in American blood in that region. And that was his campaign. Promise in two thousand sixteen as early as early as twenty fifteen. So I think that's not really a problem. Thank you, Dr gel, high research fellow with China's academy of social sciences commute up. Emmanuel Macron launches national debate to calm yellow vest protests. Protesters employee's clash in Sudan in the fourth week of anti-government demonstrations, you're listening to today. Stay with us. Locum back. You're listening to today. I'm joing now is global survey were relocate was happening around the world. Joining me in the studio is my colleague enough. Thanks jarring. I helping Asia officials in the niece say they have found the black box voice recorder from a line air flight, which crashed off the coast of Takada and killed hundred eighty nine people on board the October last year financial supervisory service data showed for a nurse dumped a net. A six billion US dollars worth of south crane stalks in two thousand eighteen ame-. External uncertainties such as the interest rate hikes in the United States and treat a conflict among major economies in. No shania. Temperatures are set to soar across us earlier this week with the mercury feted two feet. Forty five degrees celsius in parts of toria thousands trillion and New South Wales in New Zealand almost three thousand June. Doctors are better to walk off the job and go on strike for forty eight hours after talks between their union and district health wars broke down last week wing onto Africa. The Southern African Development community has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo falling in the disputed presidential election immed-, some forty thousand rapes are reported every year South African president REM has urged the men to unite against a rape and sexual assault in the country calling..
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"If I ever set of rules that had been designed with a double standard in mind, so says the democratic operative busted this week freezing Russian disinformation tactics to help Doug Jones when his Senate seat against ROY Moore from WNYC in New York. This is on the media. I'm Brooke Gladstone. And when it comes to checking the president one dog reporter says it gets easier. The first time I might not be able to point out immediately that he's not telling the truth, but the fifth time or the ten times for the seventy fifth time, you know, some of these claims literally that many times by that's what I know. It also did you really need to know what actress looked like as a child. No, you didn't you've been sort of constructive into this fake algorithm. Acumen human being scrolling through garbage gives you some endorphin push. It's all coming up after this. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk the new chairman of the house foreign affairs committee says he'll hold hearings on President Trump's relationship with Russia. Democratic congressman Eliot Engel saying appears the president concealed details of his conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, president had a meeting with with Putin in Helsinki, many, many months ago, nobody knows as far as I know. I certainly don't know what happened there what they discussed. There's just such secrecy. The Washington Post is quoting unnamed US officials are saying Trump took notes from his own interpreter. After meeting with Putin and Helsinki instructing, the individual not to discuss what was said, President Trump told Fox News. He's not hiding anything on Tuesday, the British parliament will cast one of its biggest votes in decades. They will decide whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's deeply unpopular deal to leave the European Union or is NPR's. Frank Langfitt reports rejected and risk plunging. The United king. And political chaos if it's twenty to thirty votes maze. Hoping that the you might offer some words of assurance that the UK won't be trapped inside the you for years, but that's unlikely to win over many members of parliament if it's a big loss, Jeremy Corbyn, he's the head of the opposition labor party. He could call for a vote of no confidence in the UK government in May's government, and what he wants to do is forcing general election. Try to topple may and her conservative party. Now, parliament could also move to seize control of the whole Brexit process, and hold what are called non binding votes on what's next, and that could include everything from another type of deal with the EU vote to delay Brexit or even a call for a second referendum. Frank Langfitt reporting from London parents of students in the Los Angeles unified school district are bracing for a strike affecting more than eight hundred forty schools beginning later today NPR's do Ali say kowtow reports schools are set to stay open using hundreds of newly hired substitutes during a telephone townhall organized by UTA the. The union that represents more than thirty thousand educators parent, Chris Anderson asked this question for those that do keep because at home will they face any truancy issues going forward from the Elliot law enforcer, the answer from a union leaders is that UTA cannot encourage students to miss school in a family resource guide put out by the school district. It says all schools will be open and students are expected to attend. But it also says instruction will be provided by qualified staff or reassigned administrators do psychotic L NPR news, Los Angeles, divers off the coast of Indonesia have finally recovered the voice recorder of a lion air jet that crashed into the Java CNN Tober. A government spokesman told reporters that remains of some of the one hundred eighty nine people who died in the crash were also discovered at the seabed location. This is NPR news. There are more calls urging Democratic Republic of Congo to recount the votes in its disputed presidential election, adding to international pressure on to ensure the legitimacy of the next administration. NPR's ofeibea Quist arcton reports the runner up in the official results is challenging the outcome alleging Rick vote, the Southern African Development community once the election peace in Congo and says a recount of the disputed presidential vote. What a show but win is loses. The block is also advocating a Congolese national unity government candidate must for you finished in second place in declared results, but says he and not fixed is the official winner. The camps of cheesecake Eddie and outgoing President Joseph Kabila deny fixing the vote. You know, he's also calling for a manual recount and has launched a legal challenge. Congress constitutional court. The concerns voiced by the regional bloc echoes of the US, France and former colonial power Belgium, but the region's opinion is likely more important to Congo as its endorsement of. The election outcome is crucial for any new government's legitimacy of the Akwa. Stockton NPR news. Yes. A man with a knife rushed onto the stage during the finale of charity events Sunday stabbing a polish mayor and the abdomen multiple times. And leaving the politician fighting for his life, the mayor of Gdanks grabbed his belly and collapsed in front of the audience during a fundraiser for Poland's, most important charity police immediately arrested the suspect Twenty-seven-year-old with a criminal record who had carried out Bank robberies the attacker reportedly gained access to the area using a media badge. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington. Support for NPR comes from Americans for the arts committed to transforming America's communities through the arts and arts education, supporting the nonprofit arts industry, which employs four point six million people nationwide. Learn more at Americans for the arts dot org. From WNYC in New York. This is on the media Bob Garfield, and I'm Brooke Gladstone walking or flying. But by the one is okay. With me. We're going to see a lot earlier in the week. Trump reportedly.
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"So we decide to stay here for a while. Let's see how everybody react to it. The paradise ridge chamber of commerce is trying to help these businesses. Stay afloat. They're maintaining a list of those that have reopened and wear as many have relocated following the fire for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson in paradise. This is NPR. The death toll from yesterday's gas explosion at a bakery in Paris has risen to four. Rescuers found another victim in the rebel today. Nine people remain injured in critical condition. French prosecutors are calling the blast accidental. The Southern African Development community is calling for a government of national unity in Democratic Republic of Congo. It comes as Congo's presidential runner up Martin fire. You Lou demands a recount and says the ruling party is deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters, the BBC's Andrew Harding reports. This is a highly significant intervention by the Diaz sees neighbors at a time when the disputed results of the presidential election, a still being contested in the courts, the president of Zambia at galanga cited the strong objections to the provisional election results and said he and other regional leaders felt the best way food was negotiated political settlement and a government of national unity. Sonics intervention will be welcomed by some as a wise proposal to avoid further. Bloodshed, but others will see it as another week and dangerous compromise that undermines African democracy and emboldens grants. The BBC's. Andrew Harding pro football history is being made today. The first woman officiate an NFL playoff game has the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles chargers. Sarah Thomas is the only full time female referee in the league. She's also the first woman to officiate a major college football game. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..