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"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Between The Lines
"And we're going to show you that basically our candidates and the supporters utilizes in the election campaign. I'm Kylie Morris. You're listening to between the lines on our end and we're talking to teddy win who's now a PhD candidate in political science at James cook university's townsville campus. He was a former lecturer at the university of Papua New Guinea. So teddy, am I right in thinking that there's over 3000 candidates running for office? Yes, wait. For 2017, we've around 3300 candidates. For this election, we have hundred more. So we have 3000 about 2400 candidates. Why is it so competitive? Why is being a politician seen as such a good thing to do? What's the attraction? I think in PNG politics, everyone wants to become the next prime minister. Everyone wants to become the next person or the next person that delivers cargoes. And not one single question wants to become the 7th as everyone wants to become a politician. And so that makes a huge politics again, very interesting in the regards. The main reason why we have huge number of people going into contest elections because the medicine is that they want to exercise their sex and 50 right. It's independent constitution is the right to stand for public office or the right to vote. And so every year we tend to see an increasing number of people trying to basically exercise the rights, some are genuine, some of the genuine, some may go in with no money, less resources, and so on and so forth. So one of the reasons basically has to do with the frustrations that people have and in trying to exercise this is required in the constitution. And so you tend to tend to realize that people basically go into elections with all sorts of motives. So if you want to win a seat in their next elections, what should you be promising teddy? What are the big issues that people are campaigning on that are most likely to stir up voters and get support, do you think? There is only one simple rule to death. If you want to win an election, especially if you want to convince people to vote you in. Majority of papuan voters are situated throughout the length and bread with countries outside of the main centers. And so if you want to convince Paco new guineans that you will be the best person to serve them, promise them only one thing and that is you can deliver on the promises that you've made. And so one of the things that is defining PNG politics is the identity of incumbents. So since 1977, we tend to realize that tamarind is basically between 50 to 65%. So most of the most times half of the incumbents are what they are. That's because what is a frustrated with the quality sensor with the members of parliament, the members of parliament for not delivering on the promises of the previous elections. So if you want to win a political seat in TNG, promise the people that you can deal with. You've got to be pragmatic. You can deal with the basic sense necessary that may the most to them. In the case of health and other infrastructure, then, of course, you can be guaranteed a direct entry into parliament.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Way peacekeepers are trained and what they do, we have far, far fewer civilian deaths. Now, what is it about peacekeepers that mean UN peacekeepers? That means that there are fewer civilian deaths. It's something in the diversity of the deployment. So we have different peacekeepers bringing different things to the table. If you think about a standard military operation, unity of training of command, clear command and control lines, those are all very important for fighting and winning wars. For peacekeeping, for protecting civilians, making sure that people aren't dying, making sure that women and men are not being sexually abused during conflict. That requires a different set of skills. Most of the time, what UN peacekeepers are doing is helping to build local institutions, right? So helping to rebuild roads and schools and magistrates and town halls and to restart the functioning of the state so that people don't die. So we have some battalions coming with expertise in dentistry and actually veterinary care is essential to make sure that people have livelihoods and food to eat with expertise and just in different aspects of recovering from Civil War. And that is what peacekeepers bring to the table. Do soldiers from some nations make better peacekeepers than others. Doctor Howard is it a matter of experience once it's your third deployment you really get the gig and you can be confident in knowing what your objectives are, what the rules of engagement are or is it about trying to find, I suppose, neighborly forces or forces from the region that might be participating in a neighbor's conflict or brought into play a role in that conflict as that does that kind of local knowledge help. The local knowledge can help in the local knowledge and the regional interests can also hurt. So I don't want to single anyone out here. There have been disputed territories, some companies of one state might want to take over the diamond mines or the Colton mines of another state, and so we certainly can have unintended.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Keeping them keeping them honest to what they've agreed to in the peace deal. So consent, they're supposed to deploy impartially. So with impartiality, not taking sides. So helping to implement peace agreements without being partial. Calling out when people went side violate ceasefire agreements or other aspects of peace agreements. But doing this in an impartial way, almost like a judge. And then exercising the limited use of force. So these are the three components of peacekeeping doctrine from its advent in the 1940s and 1948. So consent and partiality and limited use of force, that's what distinguishes UN peacekeeping from other forms of military intervention. To bring it to an example from today, doctor how do you, with the second invasion of Ukraine by Russia, there is a new emphasis of course on war fighting in the international system, neighbors, allies are being asked many in many cases agreeing to arm Ukraine in its battle with Moscow. There are very few talking of building peace of sending in international observers or peacekeepers. Can you imagine a role in peacekeeping to resolve that current conflict? Or does that not meet the tenets that you describe, the conditions that need to exist for peacekeeping to be effective? Peacekeeping.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Between The Lines
"Was terrible. UN peacekeepers were better known for their failures to protect civilians from atrocities than their success in defending them. But in the decades since, experts say that blue helmeted soldiers are making a difference in all kinds of ways, but perhaps without the recognition they deserve. Lisa Howard is a Professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown university in the U.S. in her spare time she's president of the academic council in the UN system and she's written a book called power in peacekeeping. She joins us now. Doctor Howard, hello and welcome to between the lines. Hello, it's great to hear from you. Thanks so much for inviting me. Now listen, how have things improved? What's changed since the bad old days of UN peacekeeping failures in places like Rwanda and Srebrenica in the early 90s? A lot has changed, but the main thing to note is that since the what I would call a genocide, some people dispute it in server needs in Bosnia in 1995, we have not had another genocide while peacekeepers were watching. So in other words, during the terrible trip, I mean the genocide in Rwanda, I would also add significant terrible tragic killing in Angola and then also of course in Bosnia in the early to mid 1990s, that all happened while you and peacekeepers were deployed. And since that time, we have not had another mass casualty or genocide while peacekeepers were watching. We're standing by watching. So that is probably the most significant change since that time. So in other words, bilateral actors working in concert with peacekeepers have managed to prevent another genocide since that time. How has that been achieved the doctor Howard has it been achieved through ensuring that the deployment of peacekeepers is suited to their abilities to maintain a peace, for example, or has it changed by virtue of the training of peacekeepers and the role that they are given in a conflict to act? Well, it's a little both. And I would also add that even during the 1990s, there were many more successful missions than failures, but it's always the failures that grab the headlines. So since the early 1990s, if you look at missions that have similar mandates. So if we think of two basic types of wars, wars between states and civil wars. Originally, peacekeeping was designed to monitor ceasefire lines after wars concluded between two states. And then peacekeeping shifted during the 1990s to address civil wars. So these are internal conflicts. And.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Between The Lines
"ABC RN, hi, I'm Kylie Morris. Thanks for joining me for between the lines. Now there's no shortage of pundits on the airwaves and online, ready to share how they believe the public think and feel about world events in Australia. But what about those ordinary Australians themselves? How do they actually see our place in the world and relations with other nations? Well, to find out, thankfully, the low institute each year conducts an authoritative survey and seeks answers to these and many other matters to tell us what's on the minds of the Australian people in 2022. I'm joined by Natasha Qasem, who's the director of public opinion and the foreign policy program at the lowy institute. Natasha, thank you for joining us. Thanks so much for having me, Kylie. It's a major undertaking obviously for loey and with lots of logistics involved..
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on UN News
"I'm Diane Penn with UN news. Governments should recruit more women into their national forces so that they can serve at UN field operations and award winning peacekeeper from Zimbabwe has said. Major wynette jarrah is the recipient of the 2021 military gender advocate of the year award presented by the UN secretary general during a ceremony on Thursday in observation of the international day of UN peacekeepers. Major Gerard spent 17 months at the UN mission in South Sudan on miss, where she championed gender parity within her own ranks, but also among local military counterparts, and in host communities. News asked the former UN military observer about her experience there, the benefit of having wicked parents, and the importance of encouraging more women to work for the cause of peace. I was selected by my office to be the gender focal point officer. So as the gender focal point officer, one of my tasks was to encourage with the patrols, the partial when going out for perforce, I was to encourage them whenever they go out for their supposed to interact with the community leaders with the military does he discuss issues to do with gender equality. And what did you find in South Sudan? How were men and women? Well, the rule of men and women and your efforts to promote gender parity. So to Dan it is dominated by mills. Most of the key appointments are held by mills like the 9 counter commissioners. It's also done of them being owed by men. And when you go to the military, the division commanders of them, which I met, I mean, and these few representation of females. So it was an opportunity to try and encourage them to also include women in all their activities and it was also an opportunity to encourage them to promote women in the military and to also include women in positions of authority. Why was it important to do that? What motivated you to push that women must be included in conflicts most conflicts women and children are the most vulnerable people. So it was good to encourage them. So that they were also like when it goes for a patrol. Interacts with their lead. It will be very easy for the led to gain trust from another lady. And it will be also easier for LED if they see if they see me talking to them. They also emulate and do they also wish if they become on a position of authority like myself. How was it at first when you tried to push to have more women representation for gender equality? How difficult was it? At first it was very difficult, like when you go for meetings out for meetings, you would say that the meetings will be only with Mayo. And if you are the only lady who went out for that patrol, you'd be the only so we're trying to encourage them to improve women whenever they are meetings with the United Nations. Afterwards, what changes did you see? When we went to another meeting in a place called..
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of the two separatist regions as a vehicle of aid and peacekeeping The United Nations is an emergency Security Council session And deputy UN secretary general has said all aggression needs to cease U.S. ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas Greenfield is just laid out the case that Vladimir Putin has set this up as a false flag to invade Ukraine as a whole This was just minutes ago He has since announced that he will place Russian troops in these regions He calls some peacekeepers This is nonsense We know what they really are In doing so he has put before the world a choice We must meet the moment and we must not look away History tells us that looking the other way in the face of such hostility will be a far more costly path Russia's clear attack on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity is unprovoked It is an attack on Ukraine's status as a UN member state It violates a basic principle of international law and it defies our charter What is more this move by president Putin is clearly the basis for Russia's attempt to create a pretext for a further invasion of Ukraine And she went on to say that Putin has shredded the minx agreement in just one day She also says the UN must join NATO and making sure Putin does not expand any further She said the U.S. will take further steps tomorrow and the director of the U.S. National Security Agency Jake Sullivan says the intent coming tomorrow The goal here over time is to ensure that Russia and its defense industry and its capacity to wage war on its neighbors or on anyone else in the world is weakened And Sullivan says finding a peaceful solution at this point is fading The likelihood that there is a diplomatic solution given the movements the troop movements of the Russians is diminishing hour by hour The U.S. is evacuated State Department personnel and embassy operations from Ukraine into Poland because of security fears In San Francisco I met Baxter this is Bloomberg right Doug what a day Eddie Man It's been Fast & Furious I know You're doing a great job There's a lot to juggle Appreciate your work Let's get to global sports Dan Schwartzman's with us Dano help me figure this out How do we get a new 2021 Kentucky Derby winner We know how dirty the sport of horse racing is right It rivals boxy and while here's another example of that 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has now been stripped of its victory by Kentucky racing officials after failing a drug test after the race The horse is only the third in the 147 year history of the race to be stripped of a win Trainer Bob Baffert also being suspended 90 days and fined $7500 mandolin has been declared the winner and its owners will now receive the $1.8 million purse Now sadly Medina's spirit unexpectedly passed away back in December most likely from a heart attack PSG star Neymar says in the podcast that he would love to play in the MLS for at least a year when his career is winding down The 30 year old has also played for Barcelona since leaving his boyhood club Santos in Brazil at the age of 21 ESPN reports that Juventus rounded and Barcelona are looking to play friendlies in the United States is coming summer with A.C. Milan potency being the fourth club Barcelona and Madrid are the three clubs that have never disavowed forming a Super League The matches would most likely be taking place on the West Coast and would include a classic go between Madrid and Barcelona All the clubs have suffered massive financial losses due to COVID and are looking for ways to raise revenue Co owner.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on UN News
"The delivery of lifesaving aid and medical supplies to millions of afghans must not be cut the u. n. health agency has said citing a threefold rise in the number of trauma cases according to the world health organization. Seventy the health facilities at support across afghanistan treated nearly fourteen thousand conflict related cases. Last month that compares with only four thousand and fifty seven cases senior a year ago sustained access to humanitarian assistance including essential. Health services and medical. Supplies is a critical lifeline. For millions of afghans must not be interrupted said dr amid madari the w eight show regional director for the eastern mediterranean the development comes as u n agencies repeated their commitment to stay and deliver assistance to those in need in afghanistan after the taliban secured the capital on sunday at a press conference in geneva. Un children's fund unicef said that eighteen million people in the country need aid assistance and one in three children is expected to be severely malnourished. This year his the agency's chief of filled operations and emergency mustapha. Ben massoud speaking from kabul on tuesday derek impacts office Inviting direct impact is civilian memorised. Children have seen injured in such a way that it's difficult to describe young children as young as ten month.
Thirteen Peacekeepers Wounded, Six Soldiers Killed in Mali Militant Attacks
"In Mali when Islamist insurgency has claimed thousands of military and civilian lives. Six million soldiers were killed on Friday in a raid on a military outpost in Bani in the center of the country. Further North 13 U. N peacekeepers, 12 Germans and one Belgian were injured in a car bomb attack. The Canadian
Military in Mali Detains Country’s Top Officials
"Junta seized power in a coup nine months ago in the West African nation. For years, U. N. Peacekeepers and French troops have been battling Islamic extremists in the country. I'm Tim McGuire, Pape e news. Thank you for listening to the AP
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on AP News
"Cases and hospital admissions continue to decrease and we now appear to be in a consistent downward trajectory for both of these important outcomes at today's White House briefing, Wolinsky says the numbers are back to where they were before the Thanksgiving spike in cases. As far as Super Bowl parties are concerned. Well, Lenski says. Just say no. Which ever team you're reading for. And whichever commercial is your favorite. Please watch the Super Bowl safely. Gathering on Lee virtually or with the people you live with. Dr Anthony Fauci was asked about wearing two masks. He gave no specific recommendation, and you feel maybe Maura of a physical barrier would be better. There's nothing wrong with people wearing two masks. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer pay tribute to the Capitol Police officer killed during the riot at the Capitol last month. Brian Sick, Nick, Blessed are the peacekeepers like Brian Let us be. Keep be peacekeepers now. In his memory, technically and honor in the building. He died defending the Biden Justice Department indicated it was dismissing it's discrimination lawsuit against Yale University after the Trump administration found last year the university was illegally discriminating against Asian, American and white applicants. A judge must sign off on it. The Supreme Court is making it harder from multi million dollar lawsuit involving centuries old religious artworks obtained by the Nazis from Jewish art dealers to continue when you are Courts. The case involves the 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork, Doctors say a 22 year old man from New Jersey is recovering after receiving a rare face and hands transplant. Joe DiMaggio had the operation in August, 2 years after he was badly burned in a car accident. Such transplants are extremely rare. This is AP News. Biden administration is asking for a delay In some Supreme Court cases, The high court has put off hearing to cases involving the U. S. Mexico border wall and asylum seekers. Biden administration asked for this delay because President Biden is taking steps to change Trump administration policies that were being challenged in court. One case involved President Trump's decision to divert billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help build a border wall. President Biden ordered that work stopped for the moment. The other case address the Trump Administration policy that required asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court hearings. President Biden has suspended that policy and ordered a review of it. I'm Rita Fall away. David Fincher's Manc leads the film nominees with six. The Crown tops all television series nominations for the Golden Globe Awards ceremony is being delayed for about two months because of the pandemic manque is about Citizen Kane co writer Herman Mankiewicz, Ed Donahue. AP News Banging pots and pans together, smashing food tins with sticks and clapping loudly. Residents kept up a sustained cacophony as he stood on balconies of downtown apartment blocks or in the street, with passing cars joining in with blaring horns. In a country where the military has a record of dealing brutally with protests. The tactic means they could make their feelings known with little physical risk. Monday's coup came as lawmakers had gathered in the capital for the opening of a new parliamentary session. I'm Charles Villa Desmond Thank you for listening to the AP Radio Network. Did you know that you can.
Congress pays respects to slain Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick
"To Brian Sick, Nick, the police officer that lost his life after the January 6th attack on the Capitol. The officers remains have been lying in honor in the U. S. Capitol Rotunda. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer describe him is a well respected officer among his peers and called him a peacekeeper who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Woman whose time 9 16
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
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"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
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"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on Poetic Earthlings
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Rebels kill 1 UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
"In Central African Republic says at least one peacekeepers been killed in another injured in two successive attacks by armed rebels near the town of Green. Mari. Armed rebels staged the attack, while peacekeepers from both Burundi and Bangladesh were carrying out a security operation around Ramadi. More than 200, kilometers northeast of the capital More on these
The fight for the Central African Republic
"Earlier. This week. Results were announced of the presidential election held in the central african republic on december twenty seventh. It was won by the incumbent. President faustin comes to our dera. Election results must still be officially validated by the constitutional court but were welcomed my supporters and even by some members of the opposition. It remains an open question. However how much of the central republic. He's really going to get to be president of the world's least imaginatively named country is also one of its most troubled examine any global index pertaining development prosperity transparency freedom and general ease of living. And you'll find the somewhere near the bottom. The c a r is also exemplar of the cruel irony that the countries which appear least worth fighting over are often the most viciously contested in the days between the presidential election and the results. Being announced rebels attacked the southern city of banga sue on the blue river which comprises the border with the democratic republic of congo. And the town of damara a bit further west by some estimations. Roughly two thirds of the country is now controlled by militias hostile to the national government and not infrequently as is the way of these things to each other ominously however several of these groups entered into a formal alliance just before the election and now prefer inquiries to be addressed to the coalition of patriots for change or pc. They don't appear to have a website yet but early days. The did announce a ceasefire ahead of the election but then unannounced it. They may also be having chain of command issues. Blame for the. Most recent uptick in rebel. Activity is being generally cast. In the direction of former central african republic president francois bazei the mana of both bozize's as coming and going illustrate the chronic problems. He seized power in a coup tar in two thousand and three and lost in two thousand thirteen when militias made it all the way to the capital bongi compelling him to skip the country further underpinning. The present intrigue is the fact that for much of aziz as time as president his prime minister walls and listeners. With a keen sense of shakespeare and psycho drama will already have guessed current president to our dera. Catch me if you can former president possibilities eight touting authorities at a campaign rally last week busey's a returned in two thousand and nineteen in the hope of getting his old job back via the ballot box but was disbarred. from standing in december's election. The constitutional court ruled the requirement that candidates be of good. Morality was tricky to square with an outstanding international arrest warrant accusing disease of crimes against humanity and incitement to genocide to say nothing of sanctions imposed by the un security council on a personally for arming and encouraging militia groups. Say it should be noted if not necessarily believed denies everything so faustin are twelve dera remains president though it would be unsurprising to discover that he keeps a bag packed. Bongi his capital is probably safe ish. Aside from the central african republic's own military it is defended by miniskirt a un peacekeeping mission of roughly eleven thousand troops. Doing one of the more difficult and dangerous jobs currently being undertaken by the blue helmeted three peacekeepers from burundi. Were killed on christmas day in fighting with militias. Nia dakota desire besides being us your brothers and sisters that we see so that our brothers and sisters can also enjoy these other than that you and mission has been joined in recent weeks by an extra deployment of troops from rwanda already a major contributor to manisco.
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"From our own correspondent after this bulletin, some striking moments captured during 2020 new life, old wounds and new fears in the United States. You were born on the third night of curfew and in the third month of the covert lockdown. You got your first lung fools of air. There's protestors across America chanted, I can't breathe in Nigeria, the official response to a wave of protests, the head of the National Human Rights Commission and the bellowing at us that everything is fine. The whole thing has an air of managed kills and a crackdown on news gathering and Biella Roose were ordered into a van and guarded by four Oman, right policeman. The vehicle speeds off through the city and arrives at a police station where were led down into the basement. That's from our own correspondent with me. Pascal Harta looking back on a turbulent year after this bulletin on BBC World News. BBC News. I'm John Shea. The European Union has begun a mass vaccination program to protect the 450 million people in the block against coronavirus in the Czech Republic. The Prime Minister Andrei Babish, was the first to receive the visor buy on tick vaccine at a hospital in Prague, while in Italy, Health workers in Rome were at the front of the queue. Nicola's in Goretti is the president off the lateral region known a female. It's not the end because there's still a long way to go. But this is the beginning of the end can be the beginning of the end. Today is a beautiful day. Germany, Hungary and Slovakia did not wait for the official start of the EU wide effort on began administering the vaccine soon after a seat after receiving it. On Saturday. Ah correspondent in Berlin Damon McGinnis, as more details on the German program. From today, most nursing homes will start getting the vaccine. Mobile teams will be sent out Those nursing homes toe make sure the most vulnerable to say first and then in the new year, a mass vaccination centers which have already been set up in Germany, and there in stadiums and concert halls, even in a couple of former airports. They will then be opened on do people throughout next year. We'll start getting invitations to go along his mass vaccination centers and get the jobs themselves. So by the summer, the government here says that most Germans should have had the opportunity to if they want have the vaccine themselves. Millions of Americans have lost unemployment benefits. Following the failure of President Trump to sign a massive covert relief bill into law by the midnight deadline, The president elect Joe Biden said it was an abdication of responsibility. Relief package providing $900 billion for pandemic relief includes emergency unemployment benefits for some 14 million people. Polling is underway in presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic. The vote has been overshadowed by a rebel offensive and U. N peacekeepers are patrolling the streets in the capital, Bangui. President Foster are charged toward ERA is seeking a second term in office. Camila form off, the French news agency FP in Bunky says there's little optimism about the poll. If you ask anyone here, any experts any control African people or any humanitarian mocha? They will all tell you that They don't see how this country could change in a positive way, because all the major issues that were the root of the crisis. We're not solved and the election, especially if they are rigged, or if a few people vote. These elections are not going to change anything. Voting has started in the presidential election in Asia, where voters are choosing a successor to Mahamadou Issoufou. He's stepping down after completing the permitted to terms handing over power to a democratically elected successor. Would be the first such peaceful transition in Asia is history. Well. News from the BBC. Police and federal agents in the American state of Tennessee have been searching the property, which they believe is linked to the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville. Police sources say the suspect may have been killed in the blast. Carrying out Edna tests on human remains found at the scene. Australia has sent its largest warship the helicopter carrier. Hmm. Yes. Adelaide along with 600 troops to Fiji to assist with disaster recovery efforts after Cyclone Yassa. Thousands remain in evacuation centers after the storm. It devastated northern and Eastern islands, causing flooding and landslides and killing four people. Bangladesh is expected to remove a second group of revenge of refugees to the remote island of Bashan Shaw in the coming days. The U. N says it's not being allowed to carry out a safety assessment off the new accommodation. Is Amber Hasan at a Rajan. Nearly a million dollars in your refugees will fled. Violence in neighboring Myanmar live in crowded camps in southeastern Bangladesh. The government says the facilities on Bosh and charred are better on the transfer will help reduce congestion in the camps in caucus bazaar. But humanitarian groups say the island emerged from the sea 1 20 years ago on it is prone to cyclones and flooding. Some refugee families say they are being forced to move, though the government denies the accusation. Eventually, the authorities want to relocate around 100,000 refugees to the island. Military helicopter has crashed in the Himalayan region of northern Pakistan, killing two soldiers on the two pilots onboard. The helicopter was transporting the body of a soldier to a military hospital in the remote town of Skardu. Eight bodies have been found in the album's range on the edge of the Iranian capital Tehran. As the search goes on for walkers and climbers missing in the mountains. At least seven others are unaccounted for, after heavy snowfall and strong winds caused avalanches. BBC news. You're listening to from our own correspondents here on the BBC World Service..
Niger polls open for presidential, legislative elections
"Polling is underway in presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic. The vote has been overshadowed by a rebel offensive and U. N peacekeepers are patrolling the streets in the capital, Bangui. President Foster are charged toward ERA is seeking a second term in office. Camila form off, the French news agency FP in Bunky says there's little optimism about the poll. If you ask anyone here, any experts any control African people or any humanitarian mocha? They will all tell you that They don't see how this country could change in a positive way, because all the major issues that were the root of the crisis. We're not solved and the election, especially if they are rigged, or if a few people vote. These elections are not going to change anything. Voting has started in the presidential election in Asia, where voters are choosing a successor to Mahamadou Issoufou. He's stepping down after completing the permitted to terms handing over power to a democratically elected successor. Would be the first such peaceful transition in Asia is history.
3 UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
"Three peacekeepers from Burundi have been killed in the Central African Republic, where rebel forces fighting the government ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. Jessica McCallum reports. A U N statement blamed unidentified armed combatants for the deaths in two separate incidents to other peacekeepers were wounded. U. N. Secretary general's office strongly condemned the attacks, warning that they could constitute a war crime. They came after the rebel coalition called off a ceasefire on said it would resume its advance on the capital. The rebels say the president faster than our cars. Touadera is trying to rig Sunday's vote. He in turn, has accused his predecessor Francois Bozize, a of plotting a coup. Something he has denied. The
Holding the line on free and fair elections in Central African Republic
"Presidential elections are scheduled to take place in the central african republic. This sunday despite violence threatened to disrupt the nationwide poll in an interview with you and uses daniel johnson one of the top officials there. Denise brown describes what's at stake in her capacity as the deputy special representative of the secretary general and stressed that rumors of armed groups marching on the capital. Were simply false. I'm in bangui today. And i've been in the past several weeks in in button for Which is the west of the centre west of the country and lindau dow which is in the southeast of the country in terms of electoral preparations and security. On saturday the national authorities lawn the distribution of voter cards. Which is the last piece that needs to fall into place for the elections which are planned to be an which will be carried out in the central african republic. Twenty seven of december so. There's elections happening this sunday. So one point eight million people have already registered to vote but we've been hearing about armed groups potentially marching on bongi. Is that still something about which there's a lot of uncertainty behavior of certain political actors notably the ex president of the country was eight with three armed groups. Friday led attacks on several towns in the west which have been decisively pushed back by the blue helmets of meniscus keeping mission and there is no attack there is no marching on the capital. They're trying to disrupt elections. They're trying to drag the country back to the game of two thousand and thirteen the international community the un. The mission government is determined the over one point eight million people registered to vote. We'll have the right to vote on the twenty seventh of december despite what spoilers are trying to currently do how unprecedented is it for the g. Five group the european union russia. The united states the world bank on the united nations to issue this kind of blanket statement. It is a very strong statement to also as you say naming a francois disease former president. International community is perfectly aligned on the question of elections in this country. it's an absolutely essential step to further consolidate a piece and the j. signed regularity speaks with one voice in his always very clear about its positions. In yesterday's communicate was absolutely essential. Pass the message to political actors and armed groups who would steal the opportunity for the citizens of this country devote as they said they want to vote. Now you like getting into the field as much as you possibly can. What are people telling you about the needs and what they hope will happen after. The poll is sunday. There's been a lot of change in this country. When i look back at the chaos of two thousand thirteen and fourteen and the violence that rain there have been significant changes but more on a macro level so roads electricity. What we need to see now after these elections is a change in the day to day life of the person who lives in a small remote village. That hasn't happened yet and so the community is still very dependent on humanitarian assistance. And will be for some time but with peaceful elections and a government in place as of thirty march. It's time now. It's time for those changes that will affect every person's day to day education work raxit nations to take hold really take hold and make an absolute difference without the help of minister. The blue helmets the un peacekeepers. Who were there. Can you get achieved what you need to get done to help the people because there is such a lack of infrastructure even though central african is immensely rich in terms of its natural resources. Central african republic is also instantly large country. The size of france and belgium put together and so the security council has given the mandate to a new sketch to protect the population in also. We have a very key role to play in supporting the election. So thanks to meniscus. Security capacity with our helmets are policing to acetate or capacity. Our technical team rea- providing critical support to the electoral preparation. Indeed to the daily life of many central africans as is the un country team and humanitarian community. I'm when you talk to the government. What do they want from you. It's not just emergency does it. They want long-term support you say the international community is unified on. Its message to andac. Doesn't spoilers for the elections. But what does the government really want from the international community moving forward. Well let me speak avenue. The international community which is we're determines and we are committed to staying in the central african republic to ensure that in every village. A family has the opportunity to send the kids to school so working on education to ensure that the children are vaccinated is a massive vaccination program being ruled out that will take many years and everyone has access to decent health. We will stay. We will invest. we will support. We will follow. We were encouraged until such time as everybody has the opportunity to live a life indignity where we all should have.
Voters in Central African Republic will have their say
"The united nations on the organization's partners in the central african republic have issued a strong message to armed groups amid an uptick in pre-election violence insisting the national poll will go ahead as planned the statement by the g. five group which includes the european union russia the united states and the world bank calls for the immediate and unconditional end to coordinated offensives and scaremongering which threatened the electoral process instability in the central african republic dates back decades violence has displaced hundreds of thousands in the country which despite immense natural mineral wealth is one of the poorest in the world today to more than one point eight million citizens have registered to vote and voting cards have being distributed throughout the country ahead of sunday's poll according to the group which also includes anchor. Nda special representative of the un secretary. General mr nda took to twitter at the weekend to reassure citizens that you and peacekeepers would do their utmost to ensure the security of the electoral process. He also called on people not to panic in a statement the g. five said that it condemned all efforts to force the country into a new political transition in violation of the constitution. It named former president francois and unnamed armed elements before calling on them to lay down their weapons immediately. The g. five statement also firmly condemned all collusion between political actors and armed groups looking to create disorder and panic among the population to prevent them from their sovereign right to vote
Two thousand flamingos & a war-torn island: controversy over Australian mine proposal
"Human rights activists shrine siro is talking about the twenty six year civil war between tamils and sinhalese buddhists. The war ended in two thousand and nine but sri lankans a still dealing with deep scars and in the aftermath. Many trying to rebuild their lives on mannar island which is a unique place for another important raisin who needs a unique place in the biodiversity point of view this fun of the key bethlen ecosystems in the central asian flyway evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist. Dr sampath senator aetna from the university of colombo the central asian. Flyway he mentions. It's like a massive highway for the world's migratory birds it reaches from as far as northern russia all the way to sri lanka up to a million birds fly thousands of kilometers south along this route every year to get to mannar island where they breed feed and rest during the winter. It's one of the final stops on an epic journey ways. Studying the waterbirds might've birds in mena. You can actually study this global advance of change. The ginger in global you know migrate roads and then the sri lanka and birds the welds. Migratory birds are being dramatically affected by climate change land clearing and other human activities. Scientists like some path k. to understanding how it's multifaceted approach so the mennonite good for that. Some has a research station on mannar island. It's famous for. Its large flocks of flamingos. But he's especially interested in the rare birds that visit the island spoon. Billed sandpiper one of the rarest birds in the world and one of the most iconic species that are in the verge of extinction right now and then you have this bird call crab blow large about the size of chicken. Black invite bird nicknamed the panda of the bird world. They also endangered then injured. Because the anyway they beat in arab peninsula and they come in small groups to keep remembering going and bird watching with my father. Human rights activists streams the raw grew up on mannar island and some of her earliest childhood. Memories are of massive flocks of birds visiting her hometown. Let me go early morning. Like four o'clock and then he would hide sanga and don't make noise and solely watching them coming and landing in the colds areas and then catching fish are taking off as a fuel. Would you grew covering the entire sky. That's something i i see. Remember manner islands wetlands. A so important that it's phone call a bird. Sanctuary is protected by the sri lankan government under the international wetlands agreement called the ram sot convention the islands known for other flora and fauna. To in the see you got do gongs and wales and on land. It's famous for its ancient baobab trees early days of playing with donkeys small ones and then climbing up there bob trees and all that miami's but trained soro's childhood memories also reflect the islands daca history. She was in her mid teens. When the war began between the majority sinhalese sri lankan military and the tamil tigers all ltte militant separatists fighting for an independent hindi tamil homeland and warning graphic scenes of war ahead forming increase pressures on the government to attack the northern jaffna peninsula which is occupied by the tamil guerrillas but the government is reluctant. Do so because hundreds of innocent tamil video would die. We used to be released if the atrocities that the the lankan me too would come meet particularly arrest. Arbitrary arrests disappearance rape So as a child my mother used to make a boy but blues went safe during the war. Either in the morning i would steep my own classmates voice from the other brother scolding killed and mutilated at the same chime. Also i watched indian peacekeepers who came to sri lanka to keep peace started fighting and were killed those baobab tree. She climbed in as a child will wear the indian peacekeeping or piquet. Soldiers met their death at the hands of tamil fighters. I talked very fondly about baobab trees. But i have seen those of heads being cut fan nine puts on those baobab trees around the trees and also nowadays go a that. Emory came often
"u n peacekeepers" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Mentor and a friend in his missed every day. Carl Stevens, WBC Boston's news radio. A helicopter crash in Egypt claims the lives of eight people, including we've learned six Americans. All were peacekeepers working to monitor a decades old peace agreement on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Their job was to monitor troop levels and protect free navigation across that area. No names yet, but six American peacekeepers among the dead in that helicopter crash in Egypt earlier A Dorchester man is now in police custody for allegedly attacking a T bus driver Daniel Rodriguez, accused of assaulting the officer with a chop block. This is an item that's used when a bus is parked. Homeless veterans in the Randolph area now have a new place to hang their hats. Devil BBC's Kimpton, a cliff with reports the envision Bank home for veterans, and Randolph includes 10 studio apartments, each with their own private bathroom and kitchenette. The home is the result of a public private partnership between envision Bank formerly Rockland savings and Father Bills. That's according to John Yes, wenske, CEO of Father Bills Bank donated the land. He then gave us about a half a million dollars out of their foundation. And then we went to the state nest for money and we were successful. Seven of the 10 veterans who will be living at the home have already moved in. One of the veterans is in a wheelchair him and his sister came in, and it was just tremendous to see the tears in her eyes in his eyes, where even a handy CAF accessible unit is not on the streets any more. He has a whole class WBZ Boston's news radio. It's moved to make workers feel more comfortable, one major delivery company relaxing the wrist. Erections.
Thousands call for Armenia PM to resign over truce agreement
"Garden all kind of arc. Thousands of people have gathered in the capital of Armenia to protest the country's agreement with Azerbaijan Toehold Weeks of fighting over Begona Cara back The deal calls for the deployment of nearly 2000. Russian peacekeepers found territorial concessions at the rally. Some of the protestors clashed with police and schools were detained the truce between the two ex Soviet nations brokered by Moscow and announced early Tuesday. Come after significant advances by Azerbaijani forces. I'm
Thousands in Armenia protest Nagorno-Karabakh truce terms
"Tensions build following the deal to hold the fighting in Nagorno Karabakh thousands of people have gathered in the capital of Armenia to protest the country's agreement with Azerbaijan to hold weeks of fighting over the gun in the car back the deal calls for the deployment of nearly two thousand Russian peacekeepers found territorial concessions at the rally some of the protesters clash with police and schools were detained the truce between the two ex Soviet nations brokered by Moscow and announced early Tuesday come off to significant advances by Azerbaijani forces I'm Charles de Ledesma
Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia sign peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh
"Through several cease fires, including one brokered by the United States, now appears to be over with Russian troops Moving in ABC is Patrick or Evil has the story. The war over Nagorno Cara back appears to have ended in defeat for Armenia, which agreed piece on Azerbaijan's terms in a deal brokered by Russia. Russian peacekeepers are already moving into Nagano, Cara back to enforce the deal, which will see Armenia except the loss of parts of the inn cliff. Violent protests have erupted in Armenia's capital. Denouncing the deal is a surrender. I mean his leaders. They have said there was no choice in the face of major Azerbaijani advances. Pressure, Regal ABC
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"But she's always in that pickle where she's going, no matter what she says, or does Folks who support Trump in that state thinks she's wishy washy folks who had supported her in the past, especially independent voters in Maine now because of her vote for Kavanaugh say, even if she holds off For supporting it before the election. Or even if she says she won't support it during the lame duck. We don't know that we trust her enough. I saw a voter quoted as saying that trust her enough. T think that she'll follow through on that. So she's the one who's really caught most in that vise. And there and there are several other Republican senators waiting to hear from Tam. Certainly Mitt Romney of Utah Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska. It's expected his Amy said. They will back President, But we don't know. We don't know. Yeah, And and the magic number is 44. Republicans break off from the president then then this nomination on and it's in the abstract right now is to who it would be. The nomination could be sung. We also don't know what will happen in the hearings. It may not matter what will happen in the confirmation hearings, but there have at times been confirmation hearings that changed the course or the trajectory. I'll just say that in 2018, a number of moderate Republicans learned that there is no badge of courage that you get for separating yourself from President Trump. Democratic voters are going to support you. On give you a cookie for for straying from the president. You still have in our next year name and if you lose the president, he'll tweet against you. Right, so and just quickly. I mean, we've seen Cory Gardner in a tough race in Colorado. Joni Ernst, One of you may have mentioned her, both of them sounding like they're going to be with the president. Yeah, absolutely. And Tom tell us in North Carolina is well and again. All of the all of those senators have in common Judy. They came in in 2014. And so they don't have as much of an identity that separate from the political environment. As I said, how they do is tied very much to how the president does, and they want to make sure that if his voters are excited, and they get out and vote Well, they're going to remember to vote for the Republican down ballot, too. Many political calculus I or whatever the floral of calculus is I'll let you guys straighten me out on the math. Amy Walter Tamra key. Thank you both. We appreciate it. You're welcome. And now to the news, our online where photojournalist Sebastian Rich visited U. N peacekeepers in Cyprus to see how they're adapting amid the Corona virus. You confined his images on our website. PBS dot org's slash use Our And that's the news hour for tonight. I'm Judy Woodruff. Join us online and again here tomorrow evening.
Coronavirus: WHO reports record single-day global increase
"The World Health Organization has announced a record one day rise in new corona virus cases around the world. Nearly three hundred, eight thousand confirmed cases were reported over the past day with total caseload. Now, topping twenty, nine million and a death toll topping nine, hundred, twenty, four, thousand Israels imposing a three week nationwide lockdown as cases there continued to surge among the first countries in the world to impose a second national lockdown ninety UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon tested positive for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency says it's. Stepping up measures, in Syrian, refugee camps in Jordan after the first five cases were confirmed last week in France which confirmed a record ten, thousand, five, hundred, Corona virus cases. Saturday police fired tear gas at protesters and Paris as the yellow vest demonstrations return to the capital and medical news Oxford and Astra. XENICAL are resuming their corona virus vaccine trial. It was halted last week when a participant developed severe neurological symptoms the Brazilian. State of Bahia says it will test Russia's Corona virus vaccine plans to buy fifty
A Conversation With Rep. Ayanna Pressley
"Representative Presley. First of all, we love you. So you know it's going to be a hard hitting interview. With. We love you. Let's let's get into it. Okay. So president trump has clearly included playing up unrest in cities in part of his reelection strategy. He's even gone as far as to imply Democrats are to blame for escalating violence at protests, how Progressives and Democrats push for police reform in a world where an attempt at pursuing justice is spun as a rush to anarchy by right wing media and used as an excuse to become violent by law enforcement officials. Say It's thrilled to be here with all of you. Thank you. I'm big admirers in the ends of the two of you and glad to be with you today. You know what can I say about Donald? Trump. These already the dog whistles anymore there are just blaring horns you know wrapped up in incendiary soundbites and cruel policy in calcium administration. So it's very predictable. This is an old play in this sort of in movement building work you know we're used to it. How do we advance policy? The way always advanced policy as a nation nestor movements you. Know a lot of people when they reflect back on those grainy images, those black and white images of protests and demonstrations. In the nineteen sixties, they will define the progress came out of that solely as the voting rights act in the civil rights at but honestly that movement was the blueprint for every progressive piece of legislation thereafter. So this is how legislation is moved its through movement building and social transformation. That is why now things like inviting qualified immunity which bill that I introduced representative Justin Amash are now part of public discourse that is from organizing mobilizing. Conversations around reimagining our budgets to actually value black lives that has everything to do with the power of movement building, and so we have to continue to do that. We're in this moment of national reckoning on racial injustice is a culture shift occurring people. Now, a very unapologetically affirm that black lives matter but now that has to translate into power shift that is reflected in who we elect to office the laws that we right in the budgets that right those are the only. Receipts that matter. So if you believe that black lives, matter than black representation matters than black data matters, then black home ownership matters black entrepreneurialism matters in. So that's how I seek to legislate is in a very precise way and I'll in here by saying the disproportion hate heard her that has been foisted onto black Americans for generations was not naturally occurring. It was legislated was precise in codified lawmaking until the path forward must be one where we are also precise reverend. Barber. Poor. People's campaign someone that I look too often and just someone admire tremendously. Grateful for his moral clarity and conviction says for moment of reckoning the demands, a third reconstruction, and so that's what we need to be squarely focused. Dohrn is what does that third construction looked like and how do we enlist everyone from organizers to lawmakers as community builders in that reconstruction of a better word equitable world IANNA and I'm calling you Iona because I've known you since the ninety s and that's just how it's going to be. When you when you were telling me what's what? Let's not forget? This week. Joe Biden gave a speech and he released an ad where he made the point to clarify that contrary to what the trump camp is saying about him. He doesn't actually like property destruction that has occurred were some protests have occurred? By doing this Biden, allowing trump to control the conversation. Let me just say this there is an effort to infiltrate into undermine the impact of the black lives matter movement, and the fact that these motivation efforts have continued, which is constitutional. Right to assemble to peacefully protest descent is the ultimate patriotism. James Baldwin said I extensively paraphrase like I criticized this country America because I, love it just that much. She can and must be better. I think we have to be careful to make sure that our movements are not co-opted the people that I see in community who are the four of these movements bay, our community builders, not destroyers and the people that are doing that are infiltrators who won the black lives matter movement to be aligned to be mischaracterize. The people doing the work of justice seeking our peacekeepers you know and I, also think it's important that we not completely rewrite history and sanitize what these movements have looked like in the past. No. So people will bring up Dr King and they'll bring up John Lewis. Will John Lewis was who practice nonviolent peaceful protests almost died on that bridge in many times thereafter in fact, many advocates have said we don't know how John Lewis made it out alive because they always focused on.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes comments on Jacob Blake shooting
"Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, commenting yesterday on what should and should not be investigated between the Jacob Lake Police involved shooting and the Kyle Rittenhouse case. The shooting and killing of Two rioters. Injuring of another guy's investigation is ongoing. But we don't need an investigation and know that Blake shooting falls in a long and painful pattern of violence, and this is a pattern of violence that happens against black lives too often. Across this country. And as you all know, we saw even more gun violence unfold on Tuesday night when two protesters were tragically killed in one other injured by gunshots. Someone that wasn't looking to keep peace. An outside agitator. Someone who came in from Illinois with a long rifle was able to just walk the streets freely like that something normal that we just come to expect me till you have not anything normal. We shouldn't come to expect that We shouldn't accept it. Because what do you think is going to happen if you haven't agitated man with a long walking down the street? Thinking that he's some sort of peacekeeper, and that kind of behavior shouldn't be enabled, either, And we have to deal with the devastating results of that way. Saw that happen in Louisville already. We saw it happen in Charlottesville. Somebody ran their vehicle to protesters ahead there. Higher was killed now. Kenosha, Wisconsin is also home to that sort of tragic scene. We have to Not ever want to see that happen again. Hey, Lieutenant Governor Barnes. What about in Seattle? Where Ah, Two people were murdered inside the Chazz Chop Autonomous. Own father of 19 Year old was murdered. Just filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the city. What about the violence there? What about Violence against police officers, including committed by Jacob Blake, resisting arrest prior to him being shot. Is that something that's relevant the number of times that Jacob Lake had to comply with police officers before it escalated to the shooting. And while we're manufacturing characterizations of Kyle Riton house, what about the actual records of not only the writers who were killed A convicted sex offender who was according to New York Times reporting, charging Riton house a somebody who was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and in time public intoxication, who was shot and wounded. The other individual also The other individual killed. The other writer killed also criminal record. Should we talk about Jacob Lakes from El Record and what he was doing at his ex girlfriend's house in the first place? If you want to provide context in the conversation, fine, let's do it across the board and let's separate what we actually know. Versus what the left is hoping is true. Hoping something is true versus what you actually know, are two different things. What's the evidentially standard for making determinations about prosecution's about judgment calls? It seems that one of the questions that Governor Evers and lieutenant Governor Barnes and federal politicians from Diana Presley Kamala Harris to Joe Biden Don't want to comment on is that interesting
International aid heads to Beirut after blast
"International aid in the form of emergency workers and medical personnel is heading to Lebanon a day off to a massive explosion devastated Beirut's port killing at least one hundred people and wounding thousands from says it's sending two planes with dozens of emergency workers the mobile medical units and fifteen tons of aid French president Emmanuel microphones office says the aid should allow for the treatment of some five hundred victims also French peacekeepers stationed in Lebanon a former French protectorate had been helping since the explosion meanwhile Jordan officials say the ministry field hospital including all necessary personnel will be dispatched and Egypt has opened a Medical Center in the city to treat those wounded in Tuesday's giant lost I'm Charles the last month
UFC Partners with China's Reskinned PUBG Mobile League
"Seemingly quickened by MasterCard in right games partnership, the push financial services companies in the east. Sports is a trend worth monitoring. Finally the big one you have see his sponsored China's mobile peacekeeper elite league, so you've probably never heard of that game at least I hadn't. The game is called game of peace or peacekeeper lead, and is basically a re skin pudgy mobile to get around Chinese censorship laws. It was made by tencent. If you had Nardi guest poked mobile AK peacekeeper elite set to be a massive title and brands are buying in pretty quickly. You is a bit of ran a partnership, but there's a lot of value. Bringing the Chinese audience is the mixed martial art competitions. I sports advertisement in China.
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"And we know that in September two thousand thirteen. Algebra Goeman, enter the west gate shopping mall in Nairobi and target shoppers. And you were there in the city at a time of the incident could still recall what happened on that day. I was a tragedy even big tragedy than what we've seen these these today's west gate, which is quite just which is just a Mara way. From where I lived where we worked a mile away. And this Westland is what west gate is part of the western area. So both business the downtown area business areas. And then well, we saw heavy smog. Hood gunfights continued crossfire gun shots continued for several days as the helicopters hovering around. We see the show of the hostility continued for four days in which sixty seven people were killed. But this time a feel I feel somewhat released because you know, with the help of international taskforce's and the Kenyan military and special police did a quick Java. This much quick this time. Why do you think Kenya has become a major target of shebab? Well, Kenya sent troops profitable in two thousand and eleven. Originally was a contingent of nine hundred soldiers and then two years later, a just the I'll shebab fought back and launching attacks and those attacks continued. Almost every year or every every month, we see the Casey Mombasa Gerusa Nairobi. And then downtown those down areas even countryside and church of his on weekends will was once the frequented attack sites. So why does because it wants to a propel Qena government to with juries troops from border. So that they can still get can benefit from the lack of effective governance in the because of history tell us that in recent decades, Somalia was a chaotic country with no effective government government at at all. So each warlord hose pockets of places so since the UN send peacekeeping forces since the us and his special task forces since other countries, join the military's the the the government forces. The governor is having a better time this this time well. The worst case was that several years ago, it was confined into the capital Mogadishu and surrounding areas even not in the entire capital. So that gave there's a vacuum to all walls all factions that you heart is included. And then his Malia was stronghold. And now the situation gains a little bit better. Because of the government is now holding say a major cities, but Stu these countryside rural areas coastal coastal places were the vacuum places where the different factions of insurgents stockpie so Kenya. As one of the bitter enemies of al-qaeda and other insurgent forces in finance that since two thousand and ten two fighters have been expelled from most major towns and somebody I asked the US military and two hundred twenty twenty thousand strong African Union peacekeeping mission boosted the Somali forces, but you feel yesterday. As the tag was perhaps another signal about the war on Tara in this region. As far from over. To continue the momentum. The international forces in the name of u n peacekeepers in a name of African year special toss forces and the governor is should have coordinated is a strategy stance. They have to go to joint has more effectively fighting against the world's and also. There's what is need is needed is to develop the economy to say de recruit, those poor people out of poverty attractive from warlords crate, giving them chances of education, and then they jobs so that those insurgents will be less attractive because the government has doesn't have if the government doesn't Manny and someone else's giving the money? So the situation will be even worse you see education school age children only three thirty percent for for boys and forty percent for for goes and schools, and those Jihadist groups recruited say teenagers into enjoying their forces. So where there's benefit there. And then so the government remains less attractive to to civil society is less effective, so international forces and the governor should join hands and. What do you make of it forms trade Africa policy in terms of his fight against terrorism? I mean has twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen marked a significant increase in the US action against al-shabaab. The question. The also be yes. No. Know one month ago, the national security adviser John Bolton issue the policy strategy or policy shift from his previous administrations to this one..