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farmers, south african president child can go ahead virtually zoom denies, charges of fraud corruption and money laundering linked to a $2000000000.00 alms deal with a french defense fund. when he was deputy president, july 7th, jim a 100 himself into police to serve a 15 month prison sentence on a separate case is arrest sponsor days of violence and losing ah, this is al jazeera, these are the top stories, the 2nd phase of filling the controversial ground ethiopian renee sounds damn, is complete. the issues raised tensions with its neighbors, egypt and sudan. want a binding deal over the filling and the dams operations athens, so he has more from addis ababa. the minister doctor, us, unless you becca said that there was no major problems. he did not affect amy water levels. he said that the amount of water that has been stored is enough to run to
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tar bias to generate electricity. he also said the rain this season are very good, so that helped this is a milestone for a few p. a many europeans have been waiting for the completion of this project. millions of them do not have access to electricity and they funded this project. the 1st guantanamo bay prisoner, released under the by the ministration has been repatriated to morocco. amongst a break from the trump era when transfers and negotiations were halted, abdullatif nasa was captured by pakistani agents in 2001 was sent to guantanamo the following year. and the u. s. u. k and other allies are accusing china of engaging in malicious cyber activity, including the hack of the microsoft exchange email server. earlier this year. it's one of a range of cyber threats. china's being blamed for including run some with tax, with millions of dollars. haiti's interim prime minister has agreed to step down
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and after a leadership battle that's ensued since the assassination of president jovan l. noise, florida from close to joseph told the washington post newspaper that he and i already met privately to resolve dispute 71 year old. or we have been appointed by moist to be the prime minister. but he wasn't sworn in german government is on the defensive as it faces growing criticism over its floods preparations. the opposition says it failed to adequately warn citizens of last week's flooding. heavy rain was forecast for the scan of the deluge took many by surprise. england is celebrating what is calling a freedom day is the government's lifted almost all corona virus restrictions. that's as it reports more than 50000 new cases. a day scientists and health experts see infections could double in weeks. those are the headlines that he's continues here on our to 0, after counting the cost, goodbye. ah, ah,
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ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, hello, i'm how am i using? and this is counting the coast on al jazeera. you're look at the world of business and economics this week. internal conflict board to water dispute ethiopians challenges are piling up with even the united states calling on international lenses that blown access to finance. it is prime minister abbey for the political and economic challenges. one of the biggest exports is of emissions wants to drill in. the arctic. environmentalists aren't challenging nor ways. plans in the
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european court. the pandemic have decimated the tourism and leisure industry. we find out how one island nation is hoping i'm planning for the recovery for much of the past few decades. ethiopia, as economy with the old exception, has grown at a breakneck 10 percent or more. is until the arrival of prime minister avia hundreds in 2018. he has hoped to list the economy. it's a middle income status to privatization, but conflicts in the northern te joy region. the pandemic and locust swarms of strains that countries finances. i propose to the prime minister who won the nobel peace prize for ending a boys of war with neighboring eritrea. the challenges are wrapping up its forces, slipping. richards in a c grade before plunging the region into
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a humanitarian crisis. the united nations says 70 percent of the population needs food, aids that comfort food from abby's decision to live bands, little position and rebel groups, which stalked low, held ethnic tensions. rivalries, camino fighting and horror, and, or on. maria has left hundreds, dave's tensions of brewing on the board was done over, disputed, forming lands. she'll political tensions are also rising between egypt. see john and g o p a over ivy's decision to continue filling a vast them on the nile, cairo and her to me fear water diverted to fill the 4 point. $5000000000.00 dam will cause dr. says shoot on experience last year, despite all the challenges at home and abroad. abbey. one last month's election. when in 410, with the 436 seats that were up for grabs. or position groups of accused his policy,
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a vote. rigging intimidating and harassing its opponents. but the wrong dates could deal with all the challenges you see your face it's, it's that conflicts and t gray that are the ross of washington, which imposed sanctions on the country. the united states provided 1000000000 and funding and 2020, but crucially it so be international monetary fund and the world bank to withhold funding that could prove problem. i think the company tries to renegotiate its debts. it's not just governments and international bodies that are thinking twice about investing in ethiopia, foreign direct investment. so business investments slumped to 2400000000 last year from a high of 4200000000 in 2017. if currency has slumped 12 percent against the dollar this year, and an economy may grow just 2 percent this year after an average of almost 10
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percent over the last decade, according to the m s that we mentioned. so if you p as grounds a, feel p and renee sounds damn project to stream ties with egypt, se done, but for e feel pins, it's a source of pride's many have contributed millions of dollars to the project by buying bonds. and as catherine saw reports from miss rocky in the field here, they're looking forwards to how it will change their lives. tasman get omega, shows us all she's ever used to light up her house, a bottle kerosene lamp. she lives in a village, 2 hours drive north about the starbuck who down there is a my good afternoon. we have many health problems. we spend more time than we should in hospitals, and i think it's linked to this lamp. next door, her brother in law is using solar energy, but only he and
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a few others here can afford it. theater to women, travel far with a donkeys to get the most basic support. if we had a tricity in our village and they wouldn't have to go far to grind mays for example, up to $65000000.00 fuel pins. that's more than half the population are not connected to the electricity. greed. many have bought government bonds for the construction of the grand renaissance dom africa's largest hydro electric dom, about 250 philippines leave in this village. the poor, firmer who raised a $1500.00 for the construction of the dumb. the passionate about the project, and eagerly waiting to be connected to the grids. if you'll be a ha started filling the down for a 2nd time, and this is causing a nice downstream egypt and so done, are worried about how it could affect their own water flows. the 2 countries want a binding agreement governing how the dom well the operated talks mediated by the
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african union, have failed. prime minister of the, amid recently told parliament the project will not stop. it does not intend to other countries or intention is to work with other countries and improve the state of moses. a term was worried about the tensions. he has invested about $2000000.00 in expanding his oxygen and nitrogen energy plant. and i t. c, patient of more reliable electricity. his factory, which supplies oxygen to all of eastern the field, is facing daily and predictable power cuts for life. because without health, enough in this country cannot real good on being such a commodity. for us, we are going to be willingly romana we've always thought of the agreement. the completion of the done is imminent. and a few pills like to show met desa,
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his family and neighbors. back in miss rocky village are preparing for what it may bring. right, slips, get some analysis now with low now was senior political analyst with kate based and k. c. african economics greater with his own carried so the cost, no fuel peer has requested that it's that be restructured under g twins. he plans to help countries deal with the pandemic deals. washington's coal on the i and i found the world back to with whole funding complicate matters at all. certainly. but it needs to be said that microsoft really complicated. the service spent initiative to expire at the end of the year and approach the g $24.00 day treatment under the common framework in january. there has been very little in terms of progress spent, and that is of course, course the regular enzyme as the initiative is set to expire. the august that is
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significant. the country has asked me to people 1000000000, which is about $0.60 and a g d p, which almost 30 is external. the slow progress is, is most likely contributed towards moody and decisions have done great the country in may. i place a credit rating on review, and we saw a rather exasperated statement and from the i m. s on july 6th, when it said it strongly encourage us to split permission on a credit committee. and what exactly is holding up the negotiations? it's, it's possible that it has to do with us pressure, but it also seems that there is some exasperation from, from, from some of the criticism frustration around transparency issues. it seems that he is reluctant to open his books and this could have a number of reasons why the cost of the warranty greg. one of those it learns with,
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with china being being another. but it certainly certainly complicating across that is already problematic. well, it's a problematic situation as a complicated situation, but given the deck, the g t p ratio that you've just caught, aides. would you say that if your peers finances are the critical position right now? yes, i would. i would suggest that they probably finance is not just not healthy one. currently. we saw them as much recently of the war in tikrit crossing as much as 2 and a half $1000000000.00. now that puts an enormous hole in any countries, public finances, then as to these, these sort of socratic risks, that will f d i. and when will threaten donors support? that's another major consideration. one of the largest recipients,
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all of aid in africa and the u. s. alone contributed some 1000000000 dollars, 1000000000 dollars to that in 2020. this is very much under threat and is one of the significant leverage is the us has. so i would have been very annoyed by my comments made last year by president job and specifically by us signatures date and the blinker comments, particularly to congress wavy describe the situation t grandma to ethnic twins would have rankled them a great deal. but it is these, these thought essential individuals and the restrictions placed on, on economic and security assistance that will, that will hurt most quite low spring. the focus and i want to prime minister be now he has won a strong mandates in last month's elections. do you think he will be able to achieve his goal of lifting the country up to middle income state says,
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or do you think the pandemic is just erased that prospects entirely? yes, i guess it's of course, it's a major credit to, to, to ministration which should this one in october is one an enormous overwhelming mandate. the awesome suggestions and it's, it's that he won almost too many books and some of us got possession, failed to win. any votes when opposition candidate won one of the one of the day and everything else that's that's from mandate comes with enormous challenges depend demik and the situation and see greg is perhaps the biggest threat really we are seeing movements of soldiers mobilization taking place and i'm our regional security forces to go meet tpl live advances in the west of the region,
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mainly has captured most of the north and south to greg. so this the complex situation that he has to deal with. i could have mentioned this earlier as well, is that if you guess privatization drive it's much wanted privatization also faces significant risks. now, the big full spectrum in, in april of this year, and he only attracted to his and at least part of that can be explained by the fact that investment if you go right now, concert, very good reputation, risk and your, you with you base companies will be reluctant to just for, for massive investments like that, considering country stuff at the moment. well, i'm, i'm glad you touched on the privatization, because that is one of the signature policies and other one offense. real policy drives is that the grands renee's own stand projects, and that of course is causing a lot of tension amongst you, feel p as
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a neighbors will do you make of this? how does this feed into the economic picture, and is this another potential flash point for conflicts? so before, before i move on to, to the good, i should point out that there's another leverage that the u. s. is seemingly interested in using against the successful bid that was awarded in may of this year . quite a large part of that consortium was made up of the us international finance corporation and both the $500000000.00 loan which now seems to be in the balance. a lot of this us pressure being placed on on it is certainly not good news for the grand if you're going to miss on stem agreement and tripod agreement was done in egypt. and the us, of course, reckless partner to each. and there's a section that they all favor in egypt in these negotiations. and they use the open us relationship intent on so many graphs. and one of the reasons why i should
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say, under the auspices of the african union, the sofa conflict cannot be dismissed. but it needs to be said that the conflict between jo pierre at egypt is very difficult to imagine just because of the she had to divide the massive distance between those 2 countries. so in essence, soon done with act to evolve. the soul continues such confident they would have to provide egypt support and allow them to use that territory. we're getting well ahead of us all by talking but that is, that is a consideration. and so done on some of the least recognize this. the advantage of having a massive hydro electric project on its door stick that it could potentially benefit from in the future for electricity. so they would be reluctant to have situation escalate and get too far. ok, fascinating insights for you low now. really appreciate you talking to us here on
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account into the cost that's low now from n k c economics. thank you much. i norway has done a lot to curtail its emissions with consumers buying more electric than conventional carts. but western europe, the biggest exports of oil, is also one of the world's biggest exporters of emissions and not content with plans for c bed mining. it's also planning to drill for oil in the arctic, but not if environmentalists have their way at bolton's by victories and courts against royal dutch shell. and the german government activists are pushing a european court to rule. but norway's drilling is a breach of human rights. in 3 previous cases, norwegian courts affirm the government has not breached those rights. well,
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let's talk now it's one of the activists is bringing that case. joining as via skype from melbourne. australia is some coarser gilbert's, a campaigner for economic justice, friends of the earth international. could you just start by explaining to us why you're bringing this case? what are the grains for pursuing this legal action? so what we know from these cases and a lot of the climate cases in general, what we need to prove is that climate change causes a breach of human rights and that it's exploiting new fossil fuels also leads to directly to climate change. we think that there's much new evidence coming out in terms of climate change. we see that the impacts of climate change getting worse and worse. i'm from australia. and just last year we saw massive bush fires destroying it in area, the size of france. we're currently seeing heat waves in north america and also
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floods throughout the world. so the evidence is mounting about the impact of climate change. we've also seen a number of very significant victories by young people in regards to claim litigation. so the german cases is very telling in which a group of young people in germany were able to, to win on these human rights climate grounds. also, we were able to win friends of the earth against the dutch dutch royal show in a climate case recently. so there's a real growing movement for these sort of cases and we see a real opportunity to win this case. let's talk about emissions now in st. louis over you are norway, i'm castle. those are 3 countries that are quite small in terms of population, but all have vast reserves of oil and gas for exports. they're all exposing their emissions astray. leah, i've been quite slow when it comes to acknowledging and implementing changes at
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home. but norway, it seems half made great strides. despite all this, the still pushing a heads with, with drilling in the arctic group. why do you think this is? well, there's a lot of money to be made in oil, and what we need to do is have people stand up for people on planet. and we really need to have a holistic approach to climate change which encompasses all elements. so it's, it's, you know, it's not good enough for a government or a company to be doing one thing on one side. and then another thing on the other side, we see this with this trailer as well with extreme amounts of exports. and that's why this case is so important, we need people to be out there cooling out the green washing, especially exports a lot more fossil fuels than, than it produces itself. and so we need cases like this to hold governments and companies accountable for what they're actually doing. and we know if way to keep
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we've seen a safe climate, we need to keep the oil in the, in the soil. and that's why this case is so important. know, sam, back in 2018, the norwegian governments after a significant amount of pressure announced that the arctic le fulton islands will be protected for oil drilling for 4 years now. that time is nearly oh, do you think will be more pushback? i think we, we always face push back and we are always willing and ready to fight. we've done a lot of solidarity actions with friends of you know, and this is a really important case. people love the arctic and they're going to fight for this is being a massive global campaign. and we're hopeful to winning the courts. and they'll be significant global pressure on the norwegian government around this issue at the upcoming climate negotiations and into the future. okay, great to get your thoughts. thank you so much for joining us on kind of thing that cost some across the gilbert's campaigner at friends of the earth info national.
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thank you. thanks for having me. the leisure and hospitality sexes have been hit hardest by the pandemic. according to the world travel and tourism council, the industry suffered loss of almost $4.00 trillion dollars in 2020, 20. 19. the travel and tourism sector contribute to 10 percent to global g. p. a share which decreased to 5.5 percent in 20. 22, of course, to the ongoing restrictions to mobility or in 202062 1000000 jobs were lost, representing a drop of 18.5 percent, leaving just 272000000 people employed across the sector globally. that's compared to 334000000 in 2019. where you can see why governments are desperate to get people back into work and get the economy butchering one island
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nation that is opening its borders to travelers and visitors. is maricia se in the years prior to the coven 19 pandemic. maricia welcomes up to 1400000 visitors annually with to resume accounting for approximately 25 percent of g d p. well, let's find out how they're going to reopen the economy to international tourism. joining via skype from fort lewis, as our vend bundle director, all the maricia se tourism promotion authority, great for have you with us all. and i can see the cost just started. so if i explaining how you're preparing for this influx of tourists, we are in 2 phases. one which is found relies whereby we are needing when we note, but and, and i'll come up with the subject to boxing
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the passenger's under way. and then there won't be time, then i can just enjoy the peace of the island. tell us about the resort bobo, how will this work will to receive restricted to the individual resorts or will they eventually be allowed to explore the rest of the islands? actually as a result will allow us to come to ris in full deed work last week and all of them will have access to all of the parts that be refined if they need to be after for it. then they kind of editor out in the community and basically with that we know, but we want to promote our legendary service. excuse me. marvelous
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tourism accounts for 25 percent of g d p. the last year has been very difficult. of course all around the world, but just explain. so the impact that this is hard on people who work in the industry tourism was because greg bought one and yet from the either the government because they can very career career measures. and how me explain the board in the team and the 1st was to support empire. and fortunately with this clever managed mind of the band that make up 90, we are today saying that we owe and receive your money today more of a move to save the luxury. ok. it's very interesting that government has this
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support scheme, but the government of malicious is also pushing for the production of vaccines on maricia and soil. tell us more about this initiative. this has been measured by 5 minutes and i would like to place a record of bible that we are diversified, economy and to date, actually with the time to make we've been getting back is quite challenging. so i would say this isn't that would be able to, to invite investors to come to invest in this lot. and this could be also beneficial all our region. great for have you on the show. thank you so much for
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joining us. as our vend boons and director of the maricia sir, is a promotion authority. thank you. thank you. and that is our show for this week, but there was more for you online at al serra dot com slash ctc. that'll take you straight to our page, which has entire episode for you to catch up on. i'm how am i here from the can to the coffee. thank you for joining us. when you're on al jazeera is next ah news. news. news. news. as the world's rich ticket johnny leaves award, the final frontier stay with all 0.
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