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the root you as president joe biden has said he's angry over the verdicts in the murder trial of an american teenager. cal rittenhouse was found not guilty of murdering 2 men and wincing another during racial justice, processed sin, wisconsin. last year. he said he wanted to defend businesses biden earlier said he stood by the jury. ah, i'm helmer, hidden with the headlines son al jazeera members of the far right freedom party in austria are holding a railway against tough corona virus restrictions. the country goes into a national lockdown from monday. people won't be allowed to leave home except to go to work shop for essentials and exercise in vaccination against school with 19 will be mandatory for every one for february 1st, next year. that was rising and the dirt, city, or rotterdam, on friday after
a protest against cove, with 19 restrictions, at least 7 people were injured and dozens arrested. 110000 coven 19 cases were reported in the netherlands. last week. the country went into a partial lockdown last saturday. in australia, tens of thousands of people have been protesting against score with 19 vaccine orders and pandemic laws. rallies were held in each state capital, including sidney for testers, in melbourne, or colon from scrapping of a bill. they say will give the state premier too much power one from dana more since a journalist with these trillion broadcasting corporation in melbourne. there are range of things that are being protested about around the country. today is certainly the biggest day that we've seen for protesters around australia and we had purchased in almost every state and territory hold today. the largest of which was here in melbourne. melbourne has enjoyed the longest lockdown in the world. and now there are concerns among parts of the community about some pandemic management
legislation that the state government is currently trying to pass through the upper house of parliament. you are a secretary of state antony blinkin is visiting a cove at 19 vaccine manufacturing facility in synagogue, capital decker. the pastor institute received millions of dollars from foreign partners and quitting the u. s. to help african nations produce their own jobs. and nigeria is aiming to inoculate half its population against corona virus before february. so far it's administered still says to around 9000000 of it's 200000000 people. government is trying to get religious and civil society leaders to back the mass vaccination campaign. and that she up to date, she stay with us here in al jazeera inside story is up next. ah,
the continent must we fall. thus the message from america stopped diplomat to africa leaders. antonia lincoln has been visiting the region ahead of us summit in washington. what has the u. s. policy to was africa worked. this is inside story. ah hello, welcome to the program. hashem abala. your secretary of state antony blanket has been visiting several african countries. it's part of a biden administration's bush to increase cooperation and strengthened relations.
blinkin has sought to assure leaders, unlike past us administrations, this one would treat africa as an equal partner, but it's not clear how much influence washington hopes to how they're american brush own sudan. and if you'll be, as leaders to and political turmoil and conflict has produced few results. and the u. s. has promised economic investment and help in the fight against coven 19 pandemic, and climate change. but can compete with china, which wells huge influence across africa. the united states wants to strengthen our partnerships across africa in ways that serve your interests, our interests, and the interests of people worldwide, whose lives and future's dependent part on what we can achieve together. united states knows that on most of the urgent challenges and opportunities we face,
africa will make the difference. we can't achieve our goals around the world. whether that's ending the covered $900.00 pandemic building a strong and inclusive global economy, combating the climate crisis, or revitalizing democracy and defending human rights without the leadership of african governments, institutions, and citizens. ah, let's bring in our gas in i roby mart sharia min. any, a research associate fellow of the whole international institute for strategic studies. in washington d. c. william lawrence, professor at the school of international service of the american university. and i, boucher ali mohammed ali edits ain chief of nigerian people's daily newspaper. welcome to the program. much failure is that and is sense in africa either this you, i says ministration is determined what these genuine about the need to build
bridges with the african continent was trying to works. it does not sound you whether the city is about. do you agree with the way it is? yes, to be see the products bring can almost done. yeah. with this trip was low, but you do level in which african issues place in washington are to the priority. so what did was good again, and she was an indication that i might be different, but it may be different from a william is the wes this time wedding to reboot is africa policy. i wouldn't call it
a reboot. i would call it a re calibration of a grand themes and grand lines of the obama and child administration approach are continuing through the emphasis, for example, on trade in investments. more on old fashion aid and a number of other, but they reorganizations of that party. but the main problem in the jump administration was that combination of contempt and indifference, not only in the rhetoric but in the number of the approaches. and so the, the reset had to be, i think, more in terms of rhetoric and tone. and there are increases going on, there's the new deal, nigeria, there's a lot of pandemic related things and that's all in forward motion here. one of the themes of this chip, of course, is democracy, which was not even with the trump administration. so i created a number of ad on and then a number of adjustments to the existing policy. hardy though the deal with my judy about the same time until blinkin spoke in boucher about the need for democratic
reforms in the african continent. and that's particularly about the western part of the african continent where we have been having many, many issues. oh, how was that been seen by the niger areas? well, because you found reaction, especially gum and governmental official, excited by the with it. but you've been wired and so now have the mccrass's foam, how they're going to perform africa generally is that out. this is can grow in isolation. i mean, it can be done without take into consideration. and what's the condition of most
african nation states? it's not enough to man the democratic phone should convert. much was certainly in most of her condition, states is the i like, you know, we generally shall an economy conditional african nations and where huge launch is of age. that's been more graphic the was in some was african safe. where because they were grassy us failing to deliver the specter release. if you didn't anticipated dividend, that is better them to is better than our to, to shoot democracy. how we're really to leave. ok. don't guarantee so yes. so is important. but beyond march in the 2 forms, we on margin also ruled more. is
a country like america should actually be more involved in a more general condition? was a condition of the machine, the idea of a concrete involvement? michelle? yeah, is it fair to say of this particular stage that if the appear which is in the midst of a civil war, thousands of people were killed. almost 1000000 people people out on the verge of famine is likely to top. the agenda of the us administration in the upcoming months is already taken a large chunk. woocommerce intriguing. and i see until the resume blinking kim was to discuss what's going on in the future, which is a big disappointment to their one of africa regions and to the african continent and the guest log books. i like ms. fisher not started very room and beer
bagley's shoes to the very will and i actually then turned out to be so disastrous present. and the issue is that this disaster could have been avoided. that's good. and i think in the u. s. government there is of that to anybody could have been avoided, therefore, directly see what it is that can be done. the lesson b killed the killing, the dines, and they're one of the suggestions that come to mind is the relative of the big power pulling in inches marie hill to bring all the parties together form a discussion of all the future federal is in the future because that is the bottom dish in the future is the future should always you when we are thinking, what will that work or to the young. so if blakeman,
i'm there the by the administration and him on vince and the various combatants, they do leakage in this matter or it would be use issues rich and it has yet to be seen. oh williams. yes. if feel peer is a case where many us a waiting to see whether the america would be able to leverage that political influence in the region and bring about a political solution to the crisis. and if you get that, that is not happening any time soon. do you think that the americans will have to bring the case of genocide declaration to pull more pressure all the parties, particularly the prime minister? i don't think necessarily, genocide, designations in themselves are, are good instruments. it usually raises more questions than, than answers and question. but it is the case that there are war crimes and human
rights atrocities happening, which are very grave and need to be addressed. and one of the frustrations in the united states and going back to the linda thompson, refills comment that you had the united nations in july. and, you know, do african lives matter? when will the us take up the issues more seriously? un, it's been on the ground and humanitarian way in terms of human rights, according, but there hasn't been enough concerted action action. now we look, for example, of the case of libya, the u. s. was very successful in 2020 to 21. to get to you in the past a series of security council resolution resolutions that lead to the current piece making that's going on there in the upcoming election. and us can do more at the united nations along with it's african partners and others ad working to convince, often the russians and the chinese to join on to,
to use the instruments of the us to, to, to make you spend. ultimately it's going to be terms of the u. s. involvement. the actions of the envoy feldman blinking treatment chip is to 3 democracy is all about democracy. growth in the pen demik in climate change, but it will be feltman who's on the grounds. now we need to, to help broker deal as the us health group, the deal with sudan and 2019 and needs to help broker another deal to them as well . either one of the, one of the reasons why untenable blink has spoke about democracy, recession in parts of africa, particularly africa, was alluding to the western part of africa, is that you have crews in places like child. molly, you gain a book in fossil at the moment when the international community was hoping that the west africa will build on and momentum started decades ago above the need to implement strong robot democratic institutions. could that work anytime in the near future?
what like i mentioned earlier that due to your muscle weakness in west africa is partially due to failure democratic rule to deliver the dividends of the best. and some of the, some of the thinking is that some of this new mission states with africa, i'm not told to do 3 of the, this is just for my colonial because of also, if you look at, especially in french horn was africa. countries the maybe assertion where they see us, why don't they call the not mandated walker june or to protection. so also on the superintendent whether or not they will grab the
shooting for the going to make it into some world constitutional amends also made by adult for james. oh, so i see. but unless i frequently does democratically elected respects. oh, student wishes i see unfortunately, but i did. and as the u. s. try to rebuild his global reputation. it faces fierce competition from the chinese. let's take a look at the chinese belt and road initiative, thus caused so much concern in washington for years. bay gene has brought a huge amount of money into development projects in developing nations throughout
asia, africa, and latin america. a report by a data found in the 1st 17 years of this century. china committed more than $800000000000.00 to more than $13000.00 projects in a $165.00 countries. but the finance came with an average 4.2 percent interest weight far higher than other international options. in return, china gets access to war materials. it needs to fuel its growth, 40 to a nation's now, oh china, more than a 10th of their annual art, but messiah. some africans find if condescending, with america's talk about the need for democratic reforms. while at the same time, you have the chinese tapping in committing financial support. and well, the perception among many africans is that the chinese by their investments are creating jobs in the african continent. is true,
the jalisa boost matter boat. they started the situation and they want to reach and the families various countries wanted to that country needs and once and what the chinese can provide and get on the other side, you are the united states and the degree ended and the western powers days seemed to get things wrong, villages or coastal co democracy, but there in sales lotta delays of democratic acts, the merits of rural province in canada, the imaging will it looks about democracy and re lunar selfishness in the years. i've made it very clear that for me to come out emotions, the one particular individuals to we, what, what's the practices pinkerton too. so, and people see this is it,
what the chinese did was to get into understandings. i live off, i went up, you know, like, favorable towns, village. so you want a road and they want something. you'd be cut a deal. they give you orderly, given whatever it is. when their western powers get into discussions, rebuffed conventions. they're usually what deliver and what they promise is, shall they put in or over stringed conditions, but make sure they're in, and they're the, they're the usual, the price is usually more expensive, but it should be under toys that the case is. so there is an image problem of the western. okay, well you've heard how can the was move forward when it comes to the african continent when the general perception is that the americans, chocolate talk, but they never walk the walk. well, this is more of a perception than,
than reality. just looking, for example, the vaccines, the u. s. is delivered, 50000000 doses and there's been assistance from the chinese, but not on that scale. and yet the chinese get the credit in terms of the, the economic development projects. they announce a lot more than they do. and there's a lot of corruption associated with these. and in some cases, in maybe 7 african countries, very predatory loan, another economic disadvantage it. i agree with your panelists that you can't have democracy without human development. but i would also pause that you can't have human development without democracy in the democratization of the economy. so the point here is to get both right and what blinking said miss speeches was very clear. the u. s. isn't going to do anything with africa because china is doing anything with africa. it's going to do it because it wants partnerships with africa . new things in the right direction. and one of those things is empowering the people both politically answers to economically. and that's done by
a more train and parents transactions more, a better governance. and, you know, i, i follow china africa quite closely. and the amount of corruption and predatory learning it's, it's quite astounding. so lincoln said, let's give the africans choice, not just conditions, but choice ali, when it comes to providing support for the african continent. one of the issues is cove in 1900 pandemic, where the americans are now asked to provide more assistance for the w o and to the co vast, to ensure that the vaccine is distributed and that africans get access to the vaccine. but again, here, the chinese, the russians, and the india is widely seen in africa as more active than the americans. yeah, you see the thing is like american is what involved in africa economy
and beyond. what was the nature of the intervention by america is lost in many quarters, especially in this part of continent us and not why? because, well, give a given what, why did what kitchen popish? now america went to have written wall by making african, i mean open markets for example, going products get more to, you know, relax relation one sided especially in my local america. we kind of see, so yes, i hello. go ahead, go ahead. i'll go ahead. yes,
america might do to bring in in 19 iraq waited for whitening boxing. and so on the what is not enough, especially given the men just good we america enjoys in america and so way but i have not completed material tubs. ok. i like i said, yes, i see appoint michelle. i see upon say, talking about the need for that potential to be translated into practical achievements on the grandma sally when we have the trump administration issue, all those statements about the african continent, widely seen as abandoning the continent. now it takes a new administration to say will about to reset everything. do you think that when he had those gaps, it would be easy for the us to bring about peace and stability to a place like the horn of africa,
where you have sudan if you appear and samaria on the verge of more and more a violent episode of events is a true good is good, good. there by dinner, who is trisha is trying to reset it a positive way. but the 1st thing you'd have to do is to reduce credibility, which is not what you are doing. the trumpet, who's she? gillian, group ability, people are members, what it is that the united states has said or done, and sometimes you are very good street and not to convince some that you've changed dramatically. lieutenant this, it can be done. there. surely more respectful of the use is room to do. and then i knew that was done by dallas stalking through my seeing that walking have restricted to were now but with watching the ground.
so when frish wound up beauty or dust, 2 african countries, then the something goes wrong. because there is an assumption. why should you really feel of america? sama, i'm going full or telling. you must do this. you must do that. when people say why you all the things you do, do you do yourself? so what this fest and credibility is because i think this explains why abides and in his 1st address of african univers, talking about diplomacy and dignity. william the u. s. has been fixated for decades on places like the middle isn't of canister. now there is a moment for the us to think about the african continent. so it's african is basically now working hard to try to contain the rise of arm groups. not only in
the sub saharan africa, the south held the regional or that nisha basin, but in different parts of the african continent. could this become the new battle ground against radical groups? yes, it's not becoming the new battle ground against radical groups because the us wants it to be. so it, but because they're doing so well, particularly in the how the horn of africa. so this is going to be a major priority of the us going forward. let me also say that even though the chinese are investing a lot, they're not involved g o, strategically in the african continent, and they're actually wanting us to play a greater role there because they faced the same problems with terrorism and security in africa that the americans do the chinese have also been reducing their imports from africa because of that and getting their hydrocarbon more from iran and simple asia then from africa because of those issues. china is actually
frustrated, but their program is g o economic not geostrategic. so the us not only should do a lot more as your other get economically, but they need to do a lot more in terms of cooperative, a partnerships with africa on the security side. and that includes an economic piece. i was one of the creators of the trends to help partnership, and we laid out a map that was very economic and very security oriented and security pieces were largely done in the economic pieces were not so a comprehensive strategy, a holistic strategy to deal with the economic groups of conflict. another thing is the way to go about that. and that type of comprehensive strategic vision that won't be coming from china, needs to come better from the african countries themselves. in partnership with united states, william laurence, much higher. i'm and then the i live the diarrhea really appreciate your insight and thank you to for watching, you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al jazeera dot com
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