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clear insight into the reason for lebanon's intractable crisis the conflict rooms of. 60 minutes. sure some people go for information. they want to express. g.w. on facebook and twitter broke today in touch. from the us. this is the news africa coming up on the program holds for a un that reflects the world in 2020 african leaders are doubling down on the demand for a seat at the table with his decision makers sit. and we'll show you the 1st up it's kind of coffee shop in kampala all of a strong. hello
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i'm christine it's good to have your company african leaders say it is time for the continent to be given a greater role at the united nations now when the u.n. was formed 75 years ago only 4 african countries were part of the organization today all 54 countries are among the 193 member states all which only russia the u.s. china and the united kingdom and france all permanent members of the security council that is the un's highest decision making body. now in their addresses to this year's general assembly which was moved mostly online because of the coronavirus pandemic the president's off south africa and nigeria called for africa to be given permanent seats on the security council on the 75th anniversary of the
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un we repeat our hold for greater representation of african countries on the security council and that this be taken up with urgency and that intergovernmental negotiations. it is only through every form and inclusive you and security council that we will be able to collect to fully resolve some of the world's most protracted conflicts nigeria has supported explanation of the united nations security council to reflect the diversity and then a mix of the 21st century. design of prominent seats in the united nations security council and for more on this i'm joined by value he is a senior researcher at the institute for security studies he recently published a piece titled africa can become more influential in they go and security council
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welcome to news africa why does this seemingly no interest in reforming the u.n. security council to include more representation because african leaders has been calling for a permanent seat on the council for you is. to some extent permanent members of the u.n. security council sit in a very comfortable position position what is status quo is good for them but in a situation where the role of no to the truth that you should see is that through it and the reason great divide amongst great powers if the u.n. is not able to adapt your mind is increasingly going to become where you are relevant and doesn't mind at all coming just from africa member states also coming from places like japan and germany india or brazil because for them now it's 75 years old of the un it's extremely important to understand not only what can the u.n. security council do for its own permanent members but really how can we adapt to global realities a month in the u.n. is a relevant international organization. just as i just want to read
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a quote by the irish president when he spoke at the general assembly last year he said that we we continue to witness and historic and just under representation of africa which was still ruled by colonial power was when the u.n. came into existence and the security council established you know the irish player president to go on to say that africans must be allowed to have a say say in council decisions that affects their own continent just what's your take on the idea that decisions are being made that affect the continent and africans don't have a seat at that table. this is a very open tune quote from the irish president 75 years ago when the wind was created most of africa was not even independent only 4 african countries were founding members of the un and today 75 years later africa is the largest regional group in the united nations and they have 28 percent of the total membership coming
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from from from africa so therefore they have a claim for a stronger voice is not only reasonable demand african issues compose over 50 percent of the un security council discussions and majority of their resolutions are also about the continents while african states have a small representation in the council as nonpermanent members and it up and up seeing the most important organ the stake in decision about their own future with limited heat on inferences about their own compositions. the status up african nations have taken different approaches right in an effort to get increased as it is on the security council sat by the month and see that rotates and others almost all focused on establishing a permanent seat for the whole continent just how important is african unity in this regard if the continent is then again that influence over the security council . there's been enough evidence in recent years that when african countries work to
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get there they tend to have formal leveraging decision making at the united nations level able to break deadlocks they able to have a stronger voice because whilst i think countries like south africa and nigeria won't want to change the composition of the of the council they are also acutely aware that they also have to break from within to structures so that because finishing their membership in the security council at the moment and one of the highlights of their membership has been does idea of bringing african voices together because when they work along being a be able to achieve some but particularly when they worked together to able to break those deadlocks they want to showcase that a response is going to ensure the status so exactly what kind of representation is africa calling for is it one country having a permanent seat or is it that seats that would be created ideally would then go to some kind of a continental representative. institution for example like the e.u.
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. i think personally i do stage it and i think what it meant to this is that a continent continues pushing for the discussion around the relevance of the security council and more influence from african decision making there is a we need consensus which is now 15 years old was a great step in some self i cheated a common voice but he's not it's it is a type of discussion that will continue shaping in the discussions and roles that african member states want to have because the un is a big risk when african members they start seeing that the is not able or willing to respond to its own challenges in the late ninety's that was the great reason why the african union was created on that ability of african solutions for african challenges so even consensus in that sense will not be easy and most likely night or one of the audit type of approaches whether should be a continental rotation or a permanent member it it's always going to be de it has to adapt on ensuring that
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africa's voice is more representative and i think that is the most important issue to be discussed at a moment's right that's the status of all your thank you for the last. thank you very much appreciate it. let's take a look at some other stories making news across the continent in south africa anti immigrant protesters have gathered outside the nigerian embassy calling for foreign workers to leave the country the protesters accuse immigrants of taking jobs and causing crime rights groups say foreigners often made the scapegoats for south africa's gaping inequality and high unemployment. kenya is bracing for a possible return of the massive played soft desert that have devastated east africa for the past 10 months or 40 years offline aerial controls in the north in the north west nile kenya we have is concerned that new swarms could emerge once
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short rains begin an observer. and more than 300000 people in mozambique have been displaced by an isp amazing extremist insurgency the world food program says this is causing food shortages and an urgent humanitarian crisis clashes between extremists fighters and government forces in the north have caused large numbers of local residents to flee their homes and fields. basically the people have been leaving their villages we go to anything on them. houses. i'm able to farm a coffee chain in uganda has opened a cafe stopped by people the chains say is it once just the day if and also creates jobs for this marginalized group now launched in august the clientele of the sign language cafe is growing but the mosques that everyone has to wait because of the coronavirus make the stops job
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a little bit tougher. research is dave so he uses sign language to communicate. he's worked as a barista at this coffee shop in kampala photo months now. when i make good coffee and i serve the customers or not perfectly and i get a positive feedback that makes me really happy especially if it comes from different customers. russo graduated from university 3 years ago but since then he's had real difficulty finding a job uganda has one of the world's highest youth unemployment rates resources that being dave makes it even worse i would apply for jobs write letters send evils and all that but whenever i mention that i was
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deaf they became afraid of working with me either and they wouldn't give a chance they wouldn't hire me. as workmates i believe too but that doesn't stop them from offering great service to their customers and by employing them the owner of the coffee wants to help break down stereotypes i guess they did if. we wanted to inspire the ever companies and employers out there to employ gift people because we are capable and want to use these people here as role model as. according to official figures uganda has 1800000 different people that is about 3 percent of it of a relation of the activists see that this number could be higher. sees that different people are often not taken into account by the government decides the
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recent distribution of 3 fifths musts which he says did you not put into their special needs into direct consideration with that there is a lot of lip reading you see what i say without a face mask but when i cover my lips your formation is missing. facial expressions are hidden by the mask according to the united nations over 400000000 people worldwide problems activists want people to be told sign language i think the different governments step quotas to have this thing in they do patiences sting it is very important we live with these people it is a language it is part of us and all of us are potential deaf people. who succeeds that people often misinterpret is just as he says he has learned to live with the 8 but as he makes his real home after these idiots he still hopes
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that someday that might change for the better. and that's it for today's program be sure to check out our. africa all on facebook and now while we're on the topic of coffee we'll leave you now with these pictures of coffee harvesting in different parts of the continent see you next time. every day. for us and for our planet. global ideas is on its way to bring you more conservation. how do we make cities screamer how can we protect animals and their habitats what to do with
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against the kremlin and later on the show an opera about taboos and teenage drama. welcome to arts and culture for 40 years artist cindy sherman has been shifting shapes sometimes grotesque often on recognizable never vain she says she poses for her own photos because it's just easier than working with a model a new retrospective of her work in paris was supposed to start in april but then covered 19 and had other plans now the show at the foundation is finally open to the public. world part to recognize in each new guidance but with her own unique style the camera is always
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a means to an end. and. language her language is her own and she imposes presences because she has never stopped when using her language it's not documentary photography it's compositions based on a technique called photography. the retrospective that she. says 171. previously unseen place real people slips into movie roles creates fantasy figures work is often about the image of women if you see me was the way she plays with this since generally the actress the model is a woman the director is a man and here she does everything from beginning to end she's the model but also the director the costume designer the producer etc in the end she claims her
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completely. self portraits she creates characters the artist has said she actually has the idea of selfies. and yet she's also. a huge success on instagram go figure now speaking of social media a new generation of russian artists is speaking out online against their country's strongman leadership one of them is the openly gay musician i'm go off his very existence as a kind of protest in russia where publicly talking about same sex love can be deemed illegal propaganda his songs take president vladimir putin to task. see you nothing here nothing your brain in a fog this is a pang of musical response to a landmark political development in russia each new song domino is about changes in
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the constitution that strengthen the power of president vladimir putin in july. i wrote this song when russia recently voted on the changes to the constitution for me this was a very important topic because we were quite simply jupe by the government and by. text changing that freedom for emptiness angle sings in another song written following a wave of protests. one year ago several 1000 people were arrested during protests ahead of moscow's city government elections then environmental activists protested across the country including. and in the far east of the country russians took to the streets in recent months to protest the arrest of a regional governor. says state media are ignoring the mood in the country
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so he wants to highlight these events he's part of a wind a trend. there are many musicians want to get this message out right now if you are a musician with no opinion your music is meaningless because busying. something. is from a small village on lake baikal in siberia in moscow the 32 year old 1st made a name for himself as a model and performer. started his music career just 2 years ago a vast country with a large music market russia is not an easy place for an artist who writes nuanced erik's and puts them to accessible beats but he soon found an audience here he's
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playing a gig in st petersburg. it doesn't always have to be about politics when i talk to my audience it can be about values like acceptance and tolerance for example concerning the rights of. people in russia. but it is always about freedom which angle do you know of says it's a rare commodity in his country. no one longs for freedom more than teenagers whether or not they're prepared for it over a century ago german playwright frank vidic and wrote about teenage longing in his drama spring awakening it broke taboos around sex rape homosexuality suicide and abortion since the place $106.00 premier it's been banned censored and also
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performed in several languages now the national theatre in mannheim germany has reimagined spring awakening as an opera called dark spring. that is there ever since i was a teenager young adult i've been excited by the idea of writing an opera with protectionists who are on the cusp of adult hood at the exact moment they are shaping their lives style. with dark spring hence tamara set out to find the right tone for the feelings of his 4 characters it's the soundtrack to an emotional state of emergency. the search for identity in the age of social media. but is it an
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accurate picture of what does the generation of digital natives have to say the do you take for example the rooms in your home your own room usually a private room where you are alone with your thoughts and yourself but suddenly you are carrying this many world around 2 of you this performative element oh god do i post this do this do that you're under social pressure in a way you're putting on a performance and it's hardly. ever on display vulnerable on the catwalk of multimedia global existence. seemingly near and yet so far away and these ideas of fear and these 4 characters that we have these 4 young people they're a kind of group their friends who keep trying to get a little bit closer to each other but they never do they only manage to get closer through a camera and come into these 2 neons the longing for real intimacy
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escalates driven by the beat of the music. don't spring gets under your skin we're strong in. here's an excerpt temporary mix of styles from minimal music to musical. and i don't mean us of the figures standing alone in this large room singing actually arose out of the situation but i think it fits wonderfully well not a. utopian moment for lonely young souls that unites in a court sets the transition from childhood to the adult won't is clearly no walk in the. you know what else isn't a walk in the park dating especially if it's in another culture now each week our
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reporter rachel stewart explores a different aspect of life here in germany this time she looks at what it means to love someone or to look for love of dutch. this episode of meet the germans is all about passion relationships and love in germany that's been very german about it and it's a number. 2000 germans believe in love with. getting married 3 gay marriage has been legal since 2017 according to a study one of the. happiest things and to be well educated women over the age of 40. most people in germany still meet their partner through mutual acquaintances but online dating apps are not far behind. but what about when they're actually on the date of any of a date one job and i thought i'd bring in some detail of mine to get a more rounded picture. i come from sudan and we send them from the us maybe this down and i'm originally from israel my memories for i come from. and i'm from
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australia. i think that in germany it generally takes longer to get to know somebody. actually time to even to you about it when they say they really mean it and they don't see it nearly as often are the dating rules different in germany being punctual it's like number one i think just to rush take it slower i wouldn't exactly say that chivalry is dead in germany but i do often have the feeling it's gone missing some times how do you know if. i think always through the germans are not good. at communicating the fact that they are into you they don't tend to hold maybe the excitement if they are flirting it's not clear since around 2008 couples have been coming to this region. as a last and symbol of their love for one another there are well over 100000 padlocks on the bridge adding an estimated 50 tons of weight other cities around the world
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have begun removing locks from their love bridges citing health and safety concerns but at least for now has won the day in. the sweet stuff it's time for some soul. opening of the germans want to. the steps he must. 0. shorey in league in a tournament up from 20. found you would declare an incredible night. in court a kind of many music and then it was the most nation who had to bust out on the hour and i'm. only certain how big a leap from being the frontrunner to be. a proof. of controversy about the queen in the auction business move back to my mother. and improve for barry barish is coaching people. it's time for me to love you and leave you but before we go here's a little love related wisdom from germany leave it to us denmark the way to
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a person's heart is through the stomach that's had that someone in germany you don't want your heart on your sleeve but on your tongue oh and i literally about lost this old love doesn't rust. what a romantic well that's it for me and the arts and culture team here in berlin but check out our website any time for more rachel and more culture news series in. the fun.
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into the conflict zone with tim sebastian. welcome to this special edition of conflict so over the last 4 years we've interviewed several senior lebanese politicians about the mixer bowl break down the very cold to me and their state institutions what they told us provides an unusually clear insight into the response from level unseen trucks of crisis to the conflicts of. 30 minutes phone double. we can seem down for. some time. since 9.
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wallace. but what connects people is stronger than what separates them. there's some strong critic should be torn down. we celebrate the 30th anniversary of germany's for unification. tuber 31 w. . sparrow see the sony console. that will never be. connected to the highest levels of government why did journalist. have to die. was 3. years later the reasons are still unclear. the case.
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starts september 30th on w. . this is g w news live from berlin tonight the secret swearing in of a president alexander lukashenko holds on to power while hiding from the people of delaware whose go was sworn in as president in a secretive ceremony today outside on the streets for justice continued their launch it's time for him to go we'll go live to minutes for the latest also come.

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