al-jazeera. and. the in a. al-jazeera . you're watching the news hour life from the headquarters and. coming up in the next 60 minutes. 2 months on from me and mars military crew protesters remain defiant despite a relentless army crackdown now the u.n. warns of a looming civil war several pro-democracy activists in hong kong have been convicted
for their role in the 21900 mass protests france gets ready for another lockdown after reporting more than 30000 covert 1000 infections in one day and the secret behind iraq going in a country with no mines calls for marches ons to ensure more is done to protect a centuries old industry. and it's for germany to lose their 1st world cup qualifier in 2 decades the 4 time world champions were stunned 21 at home behind you want to macedonia. it's been 2 months since mia mars military seize power from its elected leaders unleashed a violent crackdown on some of the largest protests in decades now the un special envoy for me and maher is warning of a civil war that's unless the security council acts to restore democracy on the
ground despite the increasing bloodshed a diverse group of protesters is keeping up the pressure on the generals to give up power and copies of a 2008 constitution which allowed the military's role in politics were burned on wednesday a group of deposed politicians scrapped that document entirely and promised to set up a federal government the military is also under pressure from its regional ally thailand that's where hundreds of refugees are sheltering to. airstrikes by the military. kind of a square free troubled by the reports of more casualties among them in my people. during this past weekend. we reduce our call. for the exercise of utmost restraint. the escalation of situation. and to violence and for the release of detainees let's get out there from scott heiler who's joining us from bangkok in neighboring thailand so scott what are we to read into the comments made
by the thai fire foreign minister. that in well this is directly related to what happened over the last couple of days particularly this past weekend that's where myanmar army military carried out air strikes in some territory held by the korean ethnic army and this is something we haven't seen for about 20 years or more so what it happened is that obviously injured people that had to seek medical attention and they came across the border into thailand but also about 3000 initially 3000 people fled across seeking safety there is a difference of opinion of exactly what happened as some human rights group says that thai authorities pushed about 2000 of those people right straight back across the border into myanmar the thai government here said no they went back because it was safe but what we do know is over 200 people are here still getting medical attention by thai authorities right along the border there obviously you know this
is this is a distinct case of violence going on in myanmar that can be related to the coup you know they have been these ethnic army conflicts with the central military for decades but this is definitely related to a spike of what's been happening since the coup that now has flowed across the border so it's bringing in a regional neighbor and as we heard that statement from the spokes person books been from the foreign ministry that those are the strongest words we've heard yet from the administration here in tallinn on what's going on next door and scott what do we know of the fate of. right now there was there was another. court hearing those connected via monitors t.v.'s for her several cases going against her we heard from her legal team that said at the end of today's hearing there were no additional charges put on song
suchi the big concern about that is she has 2 relatively lower charges the initial charges put on her by the jones just after they staged the coup one is the possession of illegal possession of walkie talkies another one is breaking over 1000 restrictions but then there have been videos released of people accusing her of bribery so those are obviously much bigger charges and there's there's a. possibility that she could be charged with treason that hasn't been confirmed but it's been talked about in myanmar and that is a very very serious charge but again today in this hearing expected hearing planned hearing there are no new charges put against her what we do know yesterday and wednesday her legal team was actually able to communicate directly with her again via this t.v. link for the 1st time since she was detained on february 1st they said she appears to be in good health but again really no advancement on these cases against her these these at least 2 cases against her out of the hearing today on thursday ok
scott thank you so much for that update from bangkok. meanwhile campaigners are warning that with the intensifying crackdown some protestors are being coerced into joining armed groups al-jazeera spoken to fighters in care run states who say they have no choice but to defend themselves florence the reports. so almost never thought he would become a soldier he was a youth leader and activists in the current community in power the capital of state in southeast. like many others he's taken part in protests against the coup since they started nearly 2 months ago. i went to a protest every day the police in the open fire at us with real bullets he says he's training to fight after witnessing a friend being shot and seriously wounded by the military during a protest. after i graduate i will go back home and work with the villagers to resist the. al jazeera met other activists including from god who
travel to state to train with the current national defense organization it's one of 2 armed branches of the qur'an national union that has been fighting for more autonomy for the car and minority this protester has asked us to conceal his identity. when we protest on the streets the burmese army and police shoot at us and of crack down on a demonstrations but we're not afraid we've been afraid of them for many years this time we have to fight against their power we have to win this time. the conflict in state is one of the world's longest running civil wars and has escalated in recent days. this video obtained by al-jazeera shows one of several airstrikes launched today by the myanmar military on areas controlled by the qur'an national union. several people were killed and rights groups estimate at least
10000 have been displaced. i'm very afraid i've heard that villages can't flee to the thai side because thai soldiers had blocked them the qur'an national union says it's bracing for a major government offensive in its territory we have to get rid of them and. back. across the current troops are tacking positions and cutting off supply routes at least 3 other ethnic groups have promised to support protest is if the myanmar military does not stop killing civilians immediately but some fear that may not be enough to reverse the coup and could put the country on the path to a full civil war. let's talk about this with a smile wolf who's the regional director with the human rights organization for joining us from thailand thanks for your time with us on al-jazeera what impact is all this going to have when you see the protesters turning to ethnic groups for
training how is it going to impact the situation on the ground. thank you for having me. i think the 1st. important to say that. i think the decision of the people making to train with ethnic groups if you see in their annual report. this is a culmination of 2 months of brutal crackdown by the burmese military in a moment a tree against civilians so it's not necessarily unexpected development but it is concerning and i think the impacts are. are great in the sense not just in terms of whether the civil disobedience movement and protesters may start seeking to turn to more extreme methods to resist the coup but also what we're seeing there and what you are sharing in your reports there is this sort of extension of the fighting out into the ethnic areas and you've seen that the sort of defacto or parallel government under the name of the c.r.
ph is constitution and it's really trying to seek to bring in the ethnic groups that have long had these longstanding tensions some cease fire agreements and they've all lapsed actually over the last few weeks so there's concern that as has been raised already that this may escalate and they will see increased fighting and that's going in in the ethnic areas but it's also going to have a severe impact on the safety and security of the of the wider population yes so so how do you expect the military then to to react or what will be what will the military do next. it's hard to say the military they announced a cease fire actually just a day or 2 ago saying that they wanted to ensure that there was a cease fire across the country as a unilateral ceasefire but those airstrikes as we've seen in korean territory the current national union really is is it's a sign from the tatmadaw that they're trying to send a signal that they are not going to sit back and allow the ethnic groups to form
some kind of alliance against them and the concern is that we'll see ground troops another kind of offensive potentially. large scale fighting in some of the ethnic areas and we've already seen the use of the use of air strikes this is an escalation from the military side the concern i think for the military will be that they could see themselves opened up on many different fronts and that is really is not just a concern as you say for the military but also for the entire populations i said before so there are a very deep concerns i think the military may not have predicted such a unified potentially unified response against the top model and this crew is this going to then spur the international community to do more about the situation in myanmar i mean we heard from the u.n. special envoy he's urging the security council to consider potentially significant action how likely is that. i mean that significant action should have been
taken already to be honest with you there has been a clear writing on the wall that this situation is continuing to deteriorate the violation is that we've seen committed by the military since seizing power on february 1st and these are. crimes against humanity we've seen killings torture mass arrests indiscriminate killings extradition to extrajudicial killings of innocent civilians the u.n. security council has spent again this week and it's again failed to take that significant action the concerns i would say that if they and you know echoing the u.n. special envoys remarks that this situation does continue to threaten to escalate unless more significant action has been taken we've seen veto powers or you know vetoes haven't been forced yet within the security council what we are aware that china and russia are preventing a kind of consensus for a global arms embargo for example or unified international sanctions and other
actions that could be taken that would push the military into a position where they may feel that they must negotiate and try and take a step back from this ok thank you so much ensure though that if the situation sorry if this iteration develops too much and it's on it's a civil war it's much more difficult for the international community to take that action as well thank you so much for speaking to us from for cats. and some are had on the al-jazeera news hour including. all that probably read i think written. more distressing video of george floyd say to all arrest proves overwhelming for witnesses at the trial of the former us police officer accused of his murder brazilians works through the night to burry those who died of corona virus but the president continues to resist lock down measures in sport the best women's football teams will soon be targeting an appearance in the australian city of sydney pharrell be here without story a little later. but
1st the court in hong kong has found 7 pro-democracy activists guilty of an authorised assembly in 2019 that's when anti-government protesters marched against the now repealed extradition bill the veteran leaders of the opposition movement faced up to 5 years in prison but they remain defiant from hong kong here is sarah clarke. they arrived at court flanked by the support it's defined in the face of a crackdown on the movement they have represented for decades these are some of hong kong's most high profile veteran activists including 82 year old martin lee who is known as the father of democracy in the territory for many of my brothers and sisters so maybe britain. considered better on. please one of 9 people who were found guilty of organizing and participating in an unauthorized assembly in august 29 teams during the anti-government demonstrations the rally was
given police approval but this group was accused of aiding protesters out of the designated area into central hong kong veteran activist young says peaceful protests are not a crime and they use charges a beijing's attempt to silence its critics i think. it's. inevitable that we in such a political and bar when the suppression of repatriation that we have to go to jail too. you know he paid a price media tycoon jimmy lie as well as barrister and former councilor margaret well also convicted and face up to 5 years in prison this group of probation supporters rallying outside the court wants a tough a penalty they are. this treason so today we're witness the trade out to the centers life sentence this is a major blow to democracy movement in every major voice of dissent in from inside
in exile on trial already behind bars for the $2400.00 people have been charged as part of this crackdown and police have told us more of arrests even so the pro-democracy activists say the i won't give up the game is not over we will continue to fight for some we don't want to see really so far we want to do it in a new small and nonviolent way but we will carry on at least 3 in this group will be back in court on trial for the charges the court is expected to hand it sentence on this case later this month sara clock al-jazeera hong kong alissa speak to nathan laws a prominent pro-democracy activist living in exile in london he's joining us from there thanks very much for speaking to us on al-jazeera you must be very displeased with this decision how big a blow is this for the pro-democracy movement in hong kong. so this case that they show sonando around with crackdowns on hong kong prominent activist and if you look
at all the problems activists in hong kong there are the being trialled jailed or in exile it really shows. crackdown as a whole concert liberties and freedoms are all around it and every one of us are experiencing it right so what impact is this going to have on your movements going forward. so there have already been numerous rounds of political persecution and i think the people are now they are aware that the courts has been used as a legal weapon to prosecute democratic activist and for us it's like a winter storm that we may. end merging in a lot of democratic movement but i think it's just a movement has its own cycle i think for now people will tend to be resisting in much covert way but when the time comes the people will rise again what do you mean when you say in
a more covert way. so for now rallies are being banned people are not allowed to speak. political stance because that could possibly be seen as. security at all so people turn into a more economic way butin up economics site quote circles that benefits the protests and protesters going to back and work supporting people in jail and also doing it with a cultural form these are more cold food way that they can express their opinion what do you make of the response of the international community so far china will no doubt be pleased with. this this isn't a sentence the activists to jail or what about countries like the u.s. some say it see it's has sort of taken a harsher approach to china than many had expected do you agree with that assessment. undoubtedly imprisoning political activists in hong kong is
one of the tactics china deployed to of course the democratic men and i think the international community should respond sess assertive best possible including sanctioning hong kong officials who are responsible for these crackdowns and i think the u.s. has been nothing a very tough policy which is actually good at their action to cut is authoritarian expansionist influence but the other alliance which share the same that loose which at the mocca sees they should step up and they are measures and sanctions although those. in the region may follow we thank you so much for speaking to us on al-jazeera thank you so much at least 30 people have been killed in ethiopia's orombi our region gunmen are suspected of carrying out the attack on a village in west got zone on wednesday witnesses have said some of the victims were ethnic. as the massacre is the latest outbreak of ethnic violence which the
government has been struggling to control and so is monitoring those developments from the kenyan capital nairobi so what are you hearing about the situation on the ground catherine. so this incident happened on tuesday night at around 9 pm local time that's $800.00 g.m.t. and it happened yes in that area called a leg. or a media right at the border with. people who live there are mainly ethnic amar's these are 2 areas that are occupied by 2 largest ethnic communities so what we're being told by people in that village that was attacked is that gunmen came force people out of their homes and started shooting indiscriminately now the regional authorities there have blamed the oromo liberation ammi this is a breakaway faction of the larger or roma liberation front which until very
recently when prime minister abbott took power had been fighting the government over the same issue over the years at this particular area there's been a lot of clashes over land and resources left has also by been fighting over the same issues and grievances of marginalize ation now like i said have these breakaway faction but we've also had from fish all those who have denied any responsibility they're saying that in areas they've had both a mara's. people from them our community and our own me as have existed peacefully but this is also causing a lot of concern with people saying that it seems the prime minister. his government is a the overwhelmed and able or unwilling to deal with the situation in the country because we're not just talking about or a marriage and we've seen clashes ethnic clashes over same disputes land disputes.
in different part and people are particularly concerned of the impact this might have or on the pilot mentary election in june daryn ok catherine thank you for that update from nairobi. it was another is day affair motional testimony in the trial of the former police officer derek show than the jury it was shown video from body cameras showing the last moments of george floyd's life floyd was seen crying and pleading with officers. to reports from minneapolis. day 3 of the derrick show ven trial saw yet another eye witness take the stand another view of george floyd's death and another for whom the emotion of reliving that day became at times too much to bear.
proving that some of the most powerful moments in the trial can be would nothing is said. to 61 year old charles mcmillan can be heard here urging floyd to do what the police say but the restrained floyd can't move at one point he can be heard calling for his mother. to your concerns increase over time. the longer it went on. and. his. earlier prosecutors focused on the events leading up to that confrontation trying to add context to the moments before he was pinned to the ground store clerk christopher martin testified that floyd had
handed him what he suspected was a counterfeit $20.00 bill which eventually led to the police being called. later when martin went out. sighed and saw floyd pinned to the ground under chauvinists knee he was distraught. not in the bill could have been avoided. in cross-examination the defense focused on floyd's state of mind while he was in the store based on your observations of his behavior his speech patterns that's what caused you to form the impression he was under the influence of her. and jurors ended the day seeing floyd's arrest again and again as one by one the footage from each of the officers body camera was played in the courtroom this trial has shown that so many people who are witnesses to floyd's death are still suffering from trauma now trying to relive it and it's even affecting the jury
at one point on wednesday the trial had to be briefly halted when one female juror while listening to testimony suffered from what the judge called a stress related reaction. gabriel's on dough. minneapolis staying in the u.s. and politicians in the state of georgia have approved a bill to end the civil war era law that allows citizens to make arrests it comes more than a year after the fatal shooting of a black man by 2 white men who said they suspected him of a crime. he was out for a jog at the time the father and son were arrested until 2 months later when video of the killings became public they've been charged with murder 100 least 4 people including a child have been killed in a shooting in the u.s. state of california this is the 3rd mass shooting in the country in 2 weeks it's
a clay said an office building in the city of orange just south of los angeles police say the suspect is in hospital after being shot by officers the motive is still unknown. the u.s. border patrol has released video showing children being dropped across its southern border by smugglers in the infrared pictures an adults can be seen dangling and then dropping a child from the top of the fence along the mexican border moments later they dropped another and appear to hurl supplies the children are sisters from ecuador and are now in the care of authority. and in a statement u.s. border patrol said this if not for the vigilance of our agents using mobile technology these 2 tender age siblings would have been exposed to the harsh elements of the desert environment for hours we are currently working with our law enforcement partners in mexico and attempting to identify these ruthless human smugglers ruben each as my doubts as
a political analyst at the national university of mexico he explains why so many asylum seekers are trying to reach the u.s. . with the change of the government there isa kind of a bi than hope they had a speech of joe biden during the campaign and we know of his government is a major in that they want to change the name migrant immigration issue and a biden says. he want to change to 2 words i wonder woman tyrion policy and one of the key of this of human touch in the new policy i'm in the new human tendency are the treatment of the of the non accompanied my nerves or or people who argue see traffickers is mahler's to send their children from of honduras from little or whatever to california to texas and this is a big crises because they migrants increases the amount in the last 2 months the smaller side of the only who are winning with the situation this is have the
tremendous humanitarian crisis because involve many governments. are people from the roof remake whether from colombia to central america central america and a course in mexico i'm in the border a many people are waiting 20000 or 25000 in mind yours in their war there's the elephant excess in one month and this is terrible. still ahead on al-jazeera leaders in southern africa discuss the violence in northern mozambique and consider possible troop deployments. we'll tell you why the beauty of vogue areas black sea coast is being spoiled by corruption as it heads into a defining general election in sport tennis is world number 2 has lost her 1st match in more than a year from now we'll have the details with later in the front. how
they we have still got some heat across parts of western europe after a recent heat wife so we're on the change that we have got bands of cloud coming in from the north sea a northerly wind tucking in behind just rolling around this area of high pressure that's going to cool down for many of us as we go on through the next couple of days as a result of that remember the temperatures into the mid twenty's in london for example just a couple of days ago 12 celsius the top temperature here on friday and fall and 16 celsius in paris found around 10 degrees on yesterday's value in berlin cold enough as well 21 celsius in syria that's not too bad some rain perhaps some states though where it was at the eastern side of europe pushing into western russia there was some wet weather too into the balkans not just some cloud and rain to just coming in across a passes by maybe northern portugal for the time tending to peter out as we go on
through saturday too bad but there will still be a few showers around here showers continue over towards the balkans towards the black sea remain you're seeing some showers possibly was some snow pushing up towards ukraine so whether the into italy as well dry the further north but cool 10 celsius in london by the time we come to monday block it gets around to crease fought a dry crust northwestern parts of africa meanwhile we have got a little bit away for the fall north of egypt. discover a world of difference. determination and something about when we need we are moving . freedom will climb the scale of us no child soldiers on the 16 people on the corruption and get it ugly compassion. al-jazeera world a selection of the best films from across our network of couples. we
tout the untold stories. we speak when others don't. because not all sides. no matter where it takes us every failure fear and smear gavel mire and power and pasha which held your stories we are your voice your news your net al-jazeera. on the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour protestors in myanmar once again on
the streets to mark exactly. since power u.n. security council has been warning the nation is on the brink of civil war. 7 veteran pro-democracy activists that have been convicted for taking part in an authorized protest and $29.00 t. bank looted media tycoon former legislators on a prominent democracy activist at least 30 people have been killed and if you are wrong in your region gunmen are suspected of carrying out the attack on a village in the west only goes on on wednesday witnesses have said some of the victims were ethnic this. or france is entering its 3rd national lockdown as its daily infection surpassed 30000 and health officials are expecting the number of patients in intensive care units to increase by the end of this month under the new measures schools will be
closed for 3 weeks domestic travel is banned for at least a month there harding reports. shut down by saturday with the death toll from cove of 19 nearing 100000 french president emanuel was forced to act. we will lose control of we do not move now macro has tried to keep the country open as a way to protect the already battered economy but with many intensive care units at breaking point and a slower than planned vaccine rollout the economy had to wait. you don't remember this bigger 44 percent of patients in intensive care are today less than 65 years old. for the next 4 weeks schools in nurseries will be closed along with non-essential businesses a curfew will be in place and travel will be restricted to 10 kilometers from home earlier this week macross said regional lockdowns like in paris would be enough
scientists disagreed saying partial lockdowns won't stop such a fast spreading virus is putting me to disappear when you realize what we must prevent the virus from spreading we can't do it with half measures these 50 shades of measures for now are not producing results and in 2 weeks we still won't see any result so we must go back to a lockdown and unfortunately this lockdown will last for several weeks then on wednesday mccrone changed his tune. of a new for the coming months each one of us must make an extra effort this is what i ask of us collectively this evening. the surge of covert $1000.00 cases in france is linked to the slow rollout of vaccines across the european union along with disputed fears surrounding the astra zeneca vaccine only cement of new lows and. in the coming weeks will excel or it further the number of doses that we will obtain and we will gradually become the 1st continent in the world in terms of vaccine
production. but for now months after the 1st vaccines were approved only 12 percent of the french population is inoculated hard in al-jazeera. the pandemic in brazil is also getting worse nearly 3900 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours for president or your boss and arrows resisting any new restrictions to risible reports . burials in the middle of the night this is how the city of how power is trying to cope with the rising death toll from coal with 1000 in brazil's economic capital. so far over 300000 people have lost their lives in brazil more than 3700 of them in the past 24 hours experts in the country say brazil's need to adapt urgently to turn the tide. brazil needs to rapidly increase the speed of vaccination primarily among the most
vulnerable population to stamp out speech in favor of medicines that science do not say are effective against covert 19 and lastly improve vigilance and tracing of the variants the could have more aggressive biological behavior from the mutant strains of covert 19 virus. the death toll rice comes as brazil's bill done 10 biomedical institute detected a new strain of the virus similar to the one registered in south africa. and this president jade also nat'l struggles to cope with sliding popularity and growing pressure over his handling of the pandemic. on tuesday top commanders of the armed forces step down coming just one day after an atta replaced 6 government ministers in a sudden reshuffle that appear designed to secure loyalty. and the beginning of the been demick brazil's president disregarded the risks of covert 19 and
resisted taking extreme measures to reduce the spread of the virus. was at their most boys in india we have 2 enemies the virus and in employment it is reality. we are not going to solve this problem by staying at home. in spite of the rising death toll continues to challenge medical recall monday sions below go to far as a q this policy of isolation of restriction and curfew is a sort of rational right to common good goes far beyond even a state of siege i appeal to all alternatives in brazil to review this policy and allow the people to go to work. the slow pace in the vaccination campaign have people frustrated and angry only 2 point one percent of brazilians have received 2 vaccine shots and only one 3rd of the 77000000 brazilians who qualify for shots i've been vaccinated covered $9000.00 is a major challenge for latin america concerns are mounting in the region because the
pen demick cannot be contained if the crisis in brazil lingers argentina already suspended flights coming from brazil and other countries like believe have stepped up efforts at the border to prevent the spread of the virus i just see that what osiris doctors and ecuador say their health care system has collapsed because of a rise in the number of covert 19 cases hospitals are working beyond capacity 12000 and factions were reported in the past week and one hospital in the capital crito patients are being treated in tents corridors cafeteria and office spaces. or the pace of cover 1000 vaccinations is dramatically picked up in the u.s. by a disturbing the jobs to everyone distributing excuse me the jobs everyone has been a challenge and baltimore black americans make up the majority of the population but they're being back save far lower pace than whites heidi jocasta husband.
inside this baltimore factory brews the viral vector that will train immune systems to neutralize the corona virus truckloads of the ingredient leave the factory operated by emergent bio solutions regularly destined for faraway facilities for further processing into the johnson and johnson vaccine and eventually even further away places where arms are waiting that's despite plenty of people in need of the vaccine much closer to home. you know it is not. to me it mars will be about 2 miles away tanya gros lives just 2 kilometers from the vaccine component factory she's 56 years old and diabetic but she says she's getting nowhere in her search for a vaccine a moment a real hard time a been told in the realm of different places they could help me in the sis me with
it in bolton more city black residents are being vaccinated at less than half the rate of whites that is troubling in a city where african-americans are the majority and as the johnson and johnson vaccine began its rollout in early march baltimore's mayor made a direct appeal to the drug maker to sell 300000 doses to the city where it was produced but when you're talking about a city that has that already before called it had to help this varies and probably just further exacerbated those in a city that is 60 percent african-american or people black or black that kobe and they're making a vaccine of course people here should be the beneficiary of that is that simple to me but baltimore didn't get the extra doses that the mayor requested meetings in order instead it's have to rely on the federal government to secure the shots and scott says the situation is improving we've seen of any interest in our mouth you know and that which is all part of this vaccination plan that we have that's very
robust and reaches us it reaches out people where we like here aboard a multiple vaccine clinic operated by the baltimore city health department and med star health it's parked outside a community center in a heavily african-american neighborhood and nurse practitioner kelly mccallum has been busy inoculating people all day coming to them in their neighborhoods is in addition to show of faith and trust that if they can't come to us to bring things to them 79 year old joan smith a retired machine operator and cancer survivor just come. pleaded her vaccination i go home and call my 5th. season. so we're no. method uncertain and warm now that both have been vaccinated a reunion is in order. castro al-jazeera baltimore maryland
leaders from southern africa have promised to help mozambique deal with fighters who have killed hundreds of people in the north the u.n. says the humanitarian situation there is deteriorating rapidly helmets are sar reports from harare in neighboring zimbabwe parma is deserted international aid agencies say thousands of people have already fled. the fighting between soldiers and an armed group that calls itself al-shabaab has been going on for days the town in mozambique's northern kabul delgado province has been the site of major gas discoveries in recent years the exact number of people killed injured and unaccounted for is still unknown some of those displaced by the recent violence have started arriving in payback the provincial capital what has happened in. empowerment is an absolute horror of being in treatise on civilians by an non-state armed group that is what i can say they have done horrific things they're still
doing so we have reports this morning of continued clashes that is why we are talking about our expectations of thousands of more people moving out from district and towards other areas of the country and towards the border was turned sagna. far to the southwest in the capital harare southern african leaders say the is collating violence in northern mozambique is their top priority we aesthetic respond in a helpful manner to ensure that we are assured of the integrity and so that i need to your one of the southern african development community security troika brings together the leaders of zimbabwe and south africa but one as president. suggest some kind of regional response is imminent speaking on behalf of the troika. following our consultations we are going to me that known and right now to finish
off with present. you want need to look for it when you see it there is speculation a regional force might be sent to mozambique deploying troops has been done before in the region in the late 1990 s. angola libya and zimbabwe send forces to the democratic republic of congo to assist the government before that soldiers from zimbabwe help defeater nama insurgence in central missouri and the u.n. world food program says more than 900000 people in mozambique now require food aid because of the crisis in public. algiers or. for gold has become one of iraq's top exports despite there being no gold deposits last year it exported nearly $8000000000.00 worth of gold to turkey alone so what's the secret asama been reports from baghdad. in an old baghdad bookshop the same
melting pot has been used for decades. now job i mean converts old gold into 21 carrot bars in the chemical process each element is carefully measured and according to their weight he's been doing it for years but business is not what it was before the 2003 u.s. invasion. now with rising demand for newer and final designs most of his orders go to turkey or gulf states or local goldsmiths it's difficult to compete with modern machinery cheap electricity and labor and it meant i don't have the naomi we hope the government supports us with new machines we want support for the workshops and we demand to stop exporting cult. gold is now among iraq's top 3 exports after oil to trade with turkey alone has reached nearly $8000000000.00 in 2022 point 5000000000 in $21000.00 iraq doesn't produce gold but imports it from other
countries and gold traders export it for processing into jewelry so not and the local gold industry has died not just good but all the cool industries there's a lack of electricity iraq is not attractive for investment and not business friendly traders and business men go to turkey in other countries because it is better quality and cheaper. so how much gold goes in and out of iraq apparently there is no clear data we asked the ministry of trade who directed us to the ministry of finance who told us to us the central bank which in turn said that data must be kept by the ministry of planning required i love to be. in fact this issue of how much is imported is not our job we only plan for the quality and legal imports the organization for quality and standards monitors goldsmiths all over iraq also we have offices of border crossings and airports to guarantee quality and reduce smuggling deep rooted corruption and
a weak economy makes it easier for black market operators to move things across borders diplomatic sources told al jazeera the due to lack security of crossings and more listeners is gold being smuggled from neighboring countries. and iraq's economic uncertainty leads to increased local demand despite the current coronavirus pandemics. this bar of gold costs about $55000.00 in today's market because of iraq security many families are investing in precious metals rather than keeping their money in dollars or iraq in the nars from glittering religious sites to important social occasions iraq these have had a centuries old relationship with gold and the precious commodity is now a major economic entity they want the government to ensure it adds to the economy rather than taking away from it some of the jar with al-jazeera back that. well gary and his are heading to the polls for a general election on sunday one of the biggest issues is rampant corruption that puts both garia at the bottom of transparency international's european corruption
index bernard smith reports on the black sea coasts. a haven for rare and threatened species gary is black sea coast is protected from unregulated development by the mess to get the e.u. rules yet the landscape is scarred by hundreds of illegal buildings the simple because of the corruption. is a local councillor who's managed to stop for now some of the most blatant abuses. this was signed off by the planning directorate of the war to stop coastal erosion so no need for a public inquiry it's clearly much more than that it's owners now admits it will be a hotel but say it will also protect the coastline the corruption is spread up in bulgaria since we joined the european union and says the board here and this is their bulgaria mafia get their hands on the european funds and the bulgarian mafia
become stronger and stronger and have the money needed to but i the government employed. just in the last 6 years the e.u. has sent 10000000000 euros in funding to bulgaria bulgaria hungary romania is at the bottom of transparency international european corruption perception index describing this country as having a systematic problem with corruption and it says there's little transparency or accountability of government institutions. people angry because this is a very highly protected area what should be unspoiled coastline is being exploited by those prepared to ignore the law knowing they're unlikely to be prosecuted. cannot be. everything and. i think that no concrete is needed here. we should leave some nature to. children but.
this private marina was built without permission by a well connected politician access to the beach was also sealed off even though all beaches in bulgaria a public property only one thousands of people protested last year was the access roads reopened i find it particularly sad because this is my kitchen this is my country and i have i can't do anything about it apparently because apparently the law is not enough for these people and according to them they are above it the environment ministry told al-jazeera no one was available to answer all questions about corruption over the next 6 years the e.u. will give bulgaria another 29000000000 euros to help recover from the coronavirus crisis but its myth al-jazeera burgas bulgaria. or south korea's capital seoul has sent the international olympic committee a proposal to co-host the 2032 games with north korea the leaders of both countries
had agreed to pursue a joint bid at a summit in pyongyang in 2018 but disputes over missile drills and cross border propaganda have soured relations since. still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour the sports news and find out how costly this mistake would prove to be in england's world cup qualifier against polio next.
1st defeat and world cup qualifying since 2001 north macedonia beating them to want to secure the biggest win in the country's history and the richardson reports. for germany matches against lower ranked seems like north macedonia are normally a formality the 4 time world champions hadn't lost a world cup qualifier in 2 decades and should have taken an early lead in this game falling at the feet of surge cannot break instead 37 year old. well known to defenses in italy's syria north macedonia ahead just before half time. of touch it was normal service appears to have resumed when the one level to game up from the penalty spot $10.00 on. the captain leads from the bronx chelsea striker it seemed my version then missed something that looked very close to an open gold mines and that gave the team ranked 65th in the world the chance to seize
a famous win it was taken by elite fell massage agenda back out of. the game finished 2 warm germany and now 3rd in their qualifying group behind macedonia and almunia is the sort of player is a bit of capital england made it 3 wins out of 3 a victory against poland didn't come easily. penalty did look to put them on course for a convincing win at wembley saying glinda in front of the penalty spot to study for the international go not for the 1st time in an england shirt johnstone's made a costly mistake in defense and stolen to make it 11 but stone's was able to it's hard for his era he's had a setting up harry maguire scored the winner such firing back in france you know the pleasing thing was drawn in particular regained his composure quickly recovered in the guy. thankfully had a name. in the winning goal as well so he's built a lot of resilience over that period spain off the top of group b.
after a $31.00 win over kosovo. dani almost who scored a last minute win against georgia also on saw get this going to. start should. you know why it comes now after the hour and reigning world champions france beat bosnia herzegovina woman ill they are in 1st place in the qualifying group and the richardson al-jazeera. the top women's international teams will be targeting an appearance in the australian city of sydney in august 2023 stadium australia has been named as the venue for the next women's world cup final organizers have just released details of the host cities for the tournament which will be co-hosted by australia and new zealand the event will kick off a quick. now 23 match winning streak has ended the world number 2 has been knocked out in miami then the japanese star was stunned by world number 25 maria's icaria greece in the quarter finals the 6064 defeat was
a soccer's 1st since feb 2020. as the guard will face bianca and dressed in the semifinals of the canadian world number 9 battled through her match against the unseated asara cerebus tormato but eventually closed out the match in 3 sets to the final 4. italian teenager yannick center is through to the semifinals at a top level tournaments for the 1st time his performance in miami was so good his opponent couldn't quite believe what he'd seen. or you're not a human you're 15 years old you're doing this job. now it's worth pointing out that center is actually 19 but whatever his age russia's alexander biblically. up with him center security in straight sets with. you know i'm very happy and
you know the tournament is not over yet so i'm trying to play my best tennis after tomorrow. yeah. and i'm looking forward to. top see daniel medvedev lost his temper and his semifinal against robert o. but he's to a good spaniard knocking out met the deaf and straight sets l. now take on center for a place in the final. and a limited number of baseball fans will be returning to stadiums in north america later this thursday it's the opening day of the new regular season and most teams will start out with their venues at 20 or 30 percent capacity the big exception to that who are the texas rangers they've announced plans to open up all 40000 seats for their 1st home game on the set. ok and that is all your sport for now daryn back to you ok thank you so much thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera
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