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america's first black president was in south africa delivering a lecture in memory of thought country's first black president now barack obama's nelson mandela lecture was full of hope for the future he couldn't help but mention the despair of the present strongman leaders with little regard for truth all the facts i wonder who he had in mind i'm phil galen and belive this is the day. people just make stuff up. they just make stuff up. but i don't watch the flames among political leaders were they're caught in the lie and they just double down and live what. i believe in nelson mandela's base. i believe in a vision shared by god to be king. abraham lincoln. i believe in
a vision of equality and justice and freedom a multiracial democracy built on the premise that all people are created equal but evil reminds us that no one is born hating another person because of the color of the skin or his background or is religious people must learn to hate. anything to learn to hate. they can be taught to love. for love comes more naturally to the human heart. than before we bring you have the current us president donald trump a spade a spectacular turnaround on remarks he made at the summit with russia's vladimir putin speaking at a cabinet meeting he said he now says russia did meddle in the u.s. election and that he misspoke yesterday when he said he saw no reason for russia to interfere that clear. i have full faith and support for america's great development agencies always have and i have felt very strongly that well
russia's actions at no way at all on the outcome of the election let me be totally clear in saying that and i've said this many times i accept our intelligence communities conclusion that russia's meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election took place could be other people also. a lot of people out there there was no collusion at all. we're clear on that there was no collusion let's get more from did abuse the washington bureau chief an example of the welcome alex on that this is not a president known for backing down so what has brought this about. i think that was the harsh criticism the president has been facing since does it with blood in the poutine criticism most notably within his own republican
party with republican lonely occurs describing war today so on housing key. disgraceful and shameful and with republican leaders in congress trying to distance themselves from this president and charm so all of this on t.v. we know that he likes to look good on t.v. we know that he seems to be obsessed with optics and this is actually not the first time that he backed down it was the case when he's administration implemented its policy of separating migrant kids from their of parents at the mexican border and after harsh criticism from within the republican party on this president change this policy so let's hear more from the statement that was issued
here is on claims of russian interference in the sixty election. it should have been obvious i thought it would be because i would like to play it just in case it wasn't and if you sentence in my remarks i said the word would instead of what it. should have been i don't see any reason why i would or why you didn't want to be russian so. construe repeated the word would instead of word. the sentence. and i thought i would be maybe a little bit unclear on the transcript or on the actual video you said should have been and i don't see any reason why it wouldn't be russian. ok so now we're all clear. how all the president's critics reacting to this. i don't think that he's going to convinced his fiercest critics because they are
not buying this especially his explanation that their reason for this mis understanding was he nice use. negative but it will be crucial how the republican party is going to react whenever they would like to have full confrontation of what this president or not i would assume there are not interested in that because they are facing a very difficult mid-term election in november and therefore they would like to avoid and they think that would mean that they are risking a majority in congress. face a lot of criticism for the helsinki summit in the first place he faced criticism for the way he performs yesterday he's going to get more for doing this about face is this a tool damaging to. yes i think so i think that the damage has been done and i think that this president seems to have lost his credibility
a swell among many a lawmakers here in the united states because he tans not to tell the truth he tends to use lies to present his policy and therefore it is so difficult to believe and to think that he is credible and to believe what he is saying the talking two thousand joining us on nine hundred in washington. former u.s. president barack obama has been paying tribute to nelson mandela as an event to commemorate what would have been the former south african leaders one hundredth birthday in his the highest profile speech since leaving office he described him as one of history's true giants he urged people around the world to emulate the figurehead despite uneven progress in south africa itself.
most blacks in south africa live in townships like this one. of the letter is hoping to have barack obama's visit here to show the world that south africa is still a developing country the feeling of yes we care it was like. everybody to get you can use the same applies to nelson mandela. around ten thousand people listen to obama speech in a stadium in johannesburg. the tickets were free of fierce managed to get one fellow came to embody the universal aspirations of this disaster people all around the world. the hopes for a better life. and the hopes shared by many here a fear says obama is a man after his own heart especially when he speaks about dashed hopes. it is
a plain fact that racial discrimination still exists in both the united states and south africa that the accumulated disadvantages of years of institutionalized depression have created yawning disparities. that as has inequality has to be eliminated once and for all he hopes that obama uses his political clout to how tough africa achievement. is hear more from journalist definite divest he's an associate editor at business insider south africa and joins us from johannesburg welcome to day w. what else i could you tell us about to president obama's message today there's one clip that i see is getting love attraction to both united states and some it's the countries with strong flavors of white it's a let's accept that that is a bomber say we need to be open minded in our politics we need be open minded to talk to people we disagree with maybe they change on their minds maybe they change
our minds and the one trip specifically says it's not that we can say that some people don't understand me to talk on issues just because they are white and just because they are male they can't talk about some issues and it's interesting to see how that is on both sides of the ocean that seems to be quite a popular sentiment one of the more popular clips coming out of that speech today. and during this this speech we didn't have to look very far for references to mr obama's successor as us president let's just take a look at a clip you have to believe in fact. i would argue that there is no basis for cooperation. if i say this is a podium and you say this is an elephant. it's going to be hard for us to cooperate . for divestment in johannesburg where there are many trump references
they were very very very fences not all of them that plenty of schools obama spoke about xenophobia and the rise of nationalism that certainly sounded like a race against to some of the from overseas and he spoke of our state needs and of our politicians used to at least be ashamed when they were called lying and now on so much and he spoke about the rise of the strongman and the the age of the strongman coming back all of there are certainly i think too many people sounding like a reference as to trump but not if it directly attacking donald. let's hear some more from of the former u.s. president on some disquieting similarities between south africa and the united states it is a plain fact that racial discrimination still exists in both the united states and south africa. i and it is also a fact that the accumulated this advantages of years of institutionalized
oppression have created yawning disparities of income and wealth and education and health and personal safety and access to credit. this is where you're supposed to those of us outside south africa who have such hopes for you this is one hundred years since nelson mandela was born in the twenty's since he stepped down as president how have life chances of black south africans changed. certainly not enough i think that's universally recognized that. a lot of black south africans have not improved at all and underlying that sense of almost wiped it out today he said to that it's quite astonishing that this day and age he has to stand up and they say and i think he meant this to both the united states and south africa that people of poland equal and that they have the same in a vehicle rights when they are all in and that this does not seem to be accepted yet in south africa so to me we have that undercurrents though off racism we still
have whites dominance of many industries and many professions we have a land question which is being fiercely debated at the moment because land reform has not be nearly fussed enough since the advent of democracy and these phony problems that seem to have no immediate solution. so if mr obama himself what is his appeal what sort of appeal does he have amongst south africans is an extremely popular figure apps universally popular figure in a way that not even nelson mandela is anyone else in mandela now is seen by some and sold out push the film session far enough when he was kala barack obama on the other side is just shining in comparison donald trump he is inspirational before his speech parts of that problem is chauncy yes we can yes we can that same sort of
youth oriented he won't keep politics in the united states is something that i think still resonates in south africa years a strong powerful but lacking leader who charted a new coals for his country these are all things that south africans really enjoy seeing even if it is outside of our own unique it all it was good talking to thanks for joining us for the vets from a business insider south africa. well. nelson mandela to young people across africa well beyond your means to that. sound. is. healthy enough in my career i've been told my feet.
i'll challenge for the next generation i believe there are. three to. two bodies with us an individual who has inspired me. when he last spoke to. me today. i really do think you think. here what he. wasn't just playing for the people. i know it's amazing. to me he's just a little. i just. need someone. to listen to. one. person. so it's good to stand up for what you believe in and we.
would leave it at that but i mean. i. united nations migration agency says almost fifty one thousand migrants of cross the mediterranean to europe so far this year that's less than half the number who made that dangerous journey during the same period last year despite the reduction in numbers plenty of people still dream of a new life in your state or lose family fish are reports from tunisia lots of people who failed to make the crossing ones haven't given up trying but for others there is no second chance. hardly anyone visits this place on the tunisian coast others sent here are doing so women children and young men they
drowned in the mediterranean chasing an uncertain dream a dream off life in europe their stories lie buried with them in these makeshift graves no names no identities no headlines across from the sea over there in europe the focus has shifted from whole to help migrants to how to keep migrants here. he wants to give them dignity sham citizen is a fisherman here near to tourist hot spot of saturday's he has buried the remains of three hundred people to stop the crossings europe has proposed the creation of so-called disembarkation platforms in north africa they are migrants would be able to apply for asylum. isn't impressed. with the machines europe doesn't care about these people whether they're alive or dead building reception centers isn't a solution instead europe should give people the wealth that was stolen from them.
a beach near december tree this is where fisherman discovered the washed up bodies . wanted to find them before the local children i'm on my way to a nearby migrant center were some of those rescued to find temporary refuge there i meet the desha from the democratic republic of congo four months she was a sex slave in libya she tells me only so. when they discovered that i was pregnant they let me go. oh no i don't want to stay here engine is here i want to go to europe. tunisia has no functioning asylum system and it has to not only deal with migrants passing through but also with increasing numbers of its own youth who dream of a brighter future these young men died trying to reach italy would in seven thousand tunisians try to cross the mediterranean last year while it was one of
them he invites me to his home to share his story. and hurt them of a man. is no hope here. nor alive it's all the same we don't have any jobs future nothing in this country kills our dreams that's why i want to escape the. well survive several boat accidents in the mediterranean but he's undeterred he wants to try again. if i stay here in tunisia i have zero hope. in europe so i had least have a chance to hit the. but europe doesn't want to take the migrants like well so who exactly is responsible for those rescue at sea. we have to stop treating migrants like hostages and using them as political leverage we have to stop treating them as a tool with which to get money from europe and we have to be humane with them and
guarantee them no rights or freedom of movement. tunisia's government has repeatedly said it does not want to be the gate keeper for migrants trying to reach europe caught in limbo thousand see trying to lock on the mediterranean as the only option despite the dangers. european union and japan have just signed a trade deal that will create the world's biggest open economic area the economic partnership agreement is huge come into effect next year around six hundred million people across both markets it's the e.u.'s biggest ever trade agreement and moves nearly all of the trade tariffs between the two regions. a grand found fare for an historic agreement. as the e.u. and japan signed the world's largest ever trade deal in tokyo.
to those of you japan's economic partnership agreement is a landmark moment for go with the if we used together economy is that the cone for the third of the world's g.d.p. and home to over six hundred million people. the talks got off to a difficult start and took a full four years but as u.s. president donald trump ratcheted up the protectionist rhetoric over the last one and a half years the negotiators set about sealing the deal in double quick time. money again they. are apparently rising concerns about protectionism globally. within this context and i believe it is extremely meaningful that japan and the e.u. are sending a message to the world about the importance of free and fair trade or more like the here and. japanese automobiles currently face ten percent e.u.
import tariffs they will now be completely done away with for the europeans the food industry is the big winner of the deal it will now be much easier for e.u. producers to export cheese chocolate and me to japan a nation of prosperous consumers. expects food exports alone to jump by at least one hundred eighty percent that'll create new jobs and boost g.d.p. . the message to washington is loud and clear you build walls you lose and that free trade is a win win for all participants. of world's biggest let's get more from daniel windsurfer leader of the business welcome daniel. why they've done this well i don't know phil if you know the name of the elephant in the room but his name is donald trump and his protectionist policies as these two partners the e.u. and japan feel more and more strange from washington i'm worried about the protectionist rhetoric coming out of and in fact he adds dire now direct action
from donald trump that clubbing together they're finding opportunities together and if you look at it from a purely economic perspective from the e.u. side you know japan is a major opportunity because they're like the fourth biggest economy in the world and the only the seventh biggest export partner of the e.u. so there is work to be done and that's why they set about making this trade so everyone can make some money what difference is this going to make in my life well i don't know about your life specifically phil but the theory goes that by boosting e.u. exports to japan by a third which is what the plan is more money is going to flow into the e.u. ok and that could go into your pocket of the pocket of tax man to improve infrastructure in the e.u. or whatever it might be at the moment six hundred thousand jobs inside the e.u. depend on trade with japan we're expecting more jobs to be created as a result of this because the trade towers come down we sell them or we can raise more jobs again. and i've been hear you talking about this that and i mentioned at
the start the show this is the cheese deal why well basically i mean that the tariffs are coming down across the board it's not just cars and cheese but that's where each side stands to gain the most so japan has a very developed car industry but they really want to have access to the e.u. market to sell their cars into the. you now that ten percent tariff is gone they'll be able to do that much easier now looking at it the other way round the e.u. wants to sell its consumer products like its agricultural products into japan at the moment for example there's a forty percent tariff on cheese going into japan it's a big opportunity for farmers in the e.u. to sell more of their stuff abroad the car thing is quite interesting because of course the japan huge car exports are but then so is the european union that's right well we're seeing more of a comparative advantage there what what does japan do better than for example germany becoming a factor does well japan is very good at highly efficient production lowering the
cost and they'll be able to sell their mid price and low price cars into the european union but what germany does really well as a massive car manufacturer they make luxury cars which the world wants to buy so the likes of diamond b.m.w. they're looking forward to getting access to the japanese market so there is there's advantages to both sides the way you view yourself and sort of the way that very similar this is this is a good thing and everyone's got a world where it still has to be ratified by both sides is there likely to be opposition well we have seen opposition even kind of coming out of nowhere in the past when it comes to the seated deal for example between the e.u. and canada wallonia a region inside belgium that noted which no one had heard of they put kicked up a fuss and put in their veto which overrode what the parliament in belgium wants to do so with seats there was lots of negotiations drilling down into that and now
it's only we've seen have come out against seem to say that they're worried about what will happen to their farmers and their protected agricultural products within within italy and that has already gone through the entire mill so whether these kinds of traps lie in the way for the e.u. japan deal we have to see what regions kick up a fuss so very briefly. in fact let's leave it at that that you will find your way into the detail the visit was very much. now the date is may be tough but as ever the term cover station continues on live the fight is on twitter the iraq news or up to the if we had to use the hash tag for the day have a good. time to cut. a good. move.
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