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race of moves that brought a few spots of right to casa, as we went through the last 24 hours or so. have yes, mindful i seems around 4 millimeters. we could see significantly more as we go on through the we can touch of storms head. i will sink my way further south was says that rain therefore casa, the bahrain will see some heavy, ripe ticky, making its way into a western parts of iran in that rank could cause flash flooding here as we go through sunday, it should dry up for kata she has a shower, run the way back up towards key weight, pushing all the way back up into iraq. we want to to showers over to wolves to live, and some of those showers also affecting the ne, a for africa. we have seen somewhere where the recently across the northern half of egypt around the sinai peninsula cutting dry now for turkey. wanted to shout to just around the guinea coast. we might see some showers still a bit of wet weather. early on saturday into cape town for the archbishop desmond tutu funeral. early in the day it could be wet, it will brighten up as you go on. there will be some sunshine come the off, new temperatures at around 19 degrees and rising quite
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lives on air and online. lou ah, you're watching al jazeera reminder of our top story. is this all the world has started bidding farewell to 2021. the shadow of the pandemic and a surging on me called barrett. sidney was one of the 1st to greet the new year. the spectacle included a thank you to front line workers, health officials in britain, a warning people against traveling to england from scotland and wales to the high number of cases. in case reported another record number of infections with more
than 189000 south africa says it'll eas, restrictions after cover 19 infections dropped by almost 30 percent last week. the government believes it's now past the peak of the search caused by the con variance . let's get more now on the current virus pandemic can't. in a new report, amnesty international is accusing, wealthier nations of starving, poor countries of vaccines. it says about 11000000000 doses have been produced by pharmaceutical companies during the pandemic. and despite early pledges, low income countries received less than one percent of the stock produce so far by pfizer and mcdonough. and only 7 percent of people in poorer nations have received a jab. okay, i believe we can speak now with mark dumber. he is the director of global issues at amnesty international and he joins us by skype from norfolk, in the united kingdom. thanks for your time. is it the lack of vaccine equity which has led to the mutation, the creation of on economy?
we've heard this drum being beaten for some time. now we need vaccines. we need them across the world. is what we're seeing with our macro. what we're just going to continue to see until we get the world vaccinated. i'm afraid so, and this is the, the message that's been coming to loud and clear from health experts from the world health organization for the past year. this is a global problem and it needs a global solution. and unfortunately, instead we've seen wealthy states including the u. k. hord vaccines. we've seen these western vaccine makers on wave, a couple of exceptions, primarily distribute doses, sell doses to these wealthy countries. and those numbers that you, you started with speak for themselves. it's, you know, appalling, on just a moral situation whereby the countries where more than half the world's population live have received far, far,
far less than half the world's vaccine hasn't stay that way across the year. i remember there were a lot of pledges sort of half way through the year, 3 quarters of way through the year. has it stayed the same and, and then why do you think that is it has, it has got better obviously, as you know, as, as manufacturing his ram top. so there was the g 8 summit i think back in september or october when there were many pledges made that so you know, the situation has been slowly. ready improving but it really is a question of too little too late. the world health organization set a target of vaccination rate of 40 percent by the end of the year. and we know in near that that outgoing for 70 percent by the middle of next year. and really, your wealthy countries have gotta start holding these vaccines, increase donations to the rest of the world. the pharmaceutical companies as well.
they've got to start distributing much more to kofax, which is the entity which, which would allow for a fair distribution of, of, of doses. and critically, they also have to help other manufacturers around the world increase capacity for developing these vaccines. it's, it's an untenable situation where we go into the end of the year with this new variance. if we don't fix it soon, the end of next year at the end of 2022 is also going to see more variance arise. it's an utterly predictable situation. we have to vaccinate the world as soon as possible. ok, so there won't be a wealthy countries not donating enough other other factors that play as well, particularly in terms of getting the continent of africa vaccinated. i'm thinking infrastructure expiry date on donation vaccine. vaccine hesitancy. yes. well, there are distribution issues in, in,
in parts of the world. you could say in all parts of the world. vaccine hesitancy is an issue in africa is around the world. but critically, that hasn't been a predictable supply of all the adequate supply of vaccines to many parts of the continent of africa. and unless you fix that problem, the problem of supply and the predictability of the supply. and critically that point, you mentioned that about having doses which have a long shelf life on about to just expire. that how can you fix the distribution problems? how can you build confidence in the populations? it is utterly critical to supply issues a sol 1st before before the distribution issues can be solved and that's not to minimize them. but the supply, the supply problem is, is absolutely essential. hey, thank you very much for your time. they're mark darma. we appreciate it. director
of global issues at the state international thank 16 camps, the people displaced by fighting in nigeria as bono state had been closed down, the government had set a new year deadline several months ago. tens of thousands of people are said to return to their homes rights groups fair. some of these places are still under attack by armed groups. fidela simba has more from boucher thousands of i. d. p is in this 16 godly are on comes have been here for some years. some of them have stayed here for about it's years and at the big we used to live in this go, may run, comes where government tries to give them some form of support after running away from our been uprooted by at the book of her i'm from the ancestor homes now the government is asking them to return to the towns and villages. where do i expected to start a new life? some of them will be going directly to their villages, which are not really on daily security threats. and those was villages on towels. i see been occupied by on groups i expected to leave. i did look on the headquarters
where goldman will provide a mixture, accommodation arraignment and also provide security for them pending when the villages and towns are safe for them to return that the each household at yeah, of the $10000.00 households were given $200.00 each to be able to settle back when they return to their villages. some have collected this money. i stayed back, moved out of become, even before the government deadline. but again, those where they're actually feeling very concerned, which is why international bodies our express concerns about is posing these ibp is to danger when they return home. because there's the pockets of attacks in some of the communities. contrary to what government is saying that everywhere, relatively peaceful, the government is even citing that im may jump a military base in novel base, which is in the bagger. one of these at towns that had come on repeated attacks, hasn't returned and life has returned to the city because the military base is now functional. so the advising all the idp is to go back and i do ensure that d p a.
yep, this is i re and improve on their lifestyle rather than leaving a mixture of times in the city sent on me to grief. south africans are paying their respects to archbishop desmond tutu as his body lies in state for a 2nd day in cape town. people have been passing through saint george's cathedral where the anti apartheid leader served as archbishop for a decade through 2 died on sunday aged 90. his funeral will be held on saturday. i was another year draws to an end sweet. take look back at some of the most important elections in 2021 and how those plans for the new year will shapes and use agenda and latin america, editor new san human reports in the world's most powerful country, a sharp turn away from right wing. populism. you know, duration of democrat joe biden. donald trump became the 1st outgoing president in modern you was history not to attend. but 2 weeks before the inauguration,
many of trumps loyal supporters attacked the united states capital building in washington, following an unsuccessful bid by trump to overturn his defeat. to day, we celebrate the triumph mother of kennedy. what of a cause? the cause of democracy, the people, the world, the people has been heard and the world the people has been here. for the 1st time, a bi racial woman camel harris was elected as the u. s. vice president are showing in what many c as a milestone across the atlantic, the end of in europe. after 16 years of leading her country and europe, german chancellor angle america decided that it was time to step down after general elections. she was replaced earlier this month by olive shots, a social democrat. this coming year could see more changes in europe, incumbent french president, emmanuel in my conch,
is expected to face strong competition. in april, the leader of the right wing national rally party marine lipper, has launched her 3rd bid for the presidency. she 2 faces stiff competition from afar. right candidate, eric zimmer, who has been compared to donald trump. in hungry, rattling nationalistic victor, oregon has held officers prime minister for the last 11 years. and in april he to face a strong electoral challenge. 2021 was marked by an alarming number of kuda tours and growing authoritarianism that were causing molly and guinea a military takeover in sudan and unsuccessful co attempt in niger and an arbitrary transfer of power. and chad in the new year, kenya and angola will hold general elections and marley will see if the transitional authorities do, in fact hold elections as promised. in the middle east, serious president bashar al assad obtain 95 percent of the vote in the reelection.
that was widely described as fraudulent, while in iran, ultra hard liner, abraham racy was declared the winner in an election that saw the lowest turn out in iranian history. 7 in latin america, 2021 was a turbulent year with nicaragua, leader, daniel ortega assuring his reelection last month after disqualifying and arresting the vast majority of his would be competitors ah, but a neighboring laundress, seal matter. castro, the wife of a former president who was ousted in 2009, was elected as the country's 1st woman president. a year ended with a 35 year old former left wing student leader. gabrielle bought each elected in chile with the largest number of votes in history. there's no indication that the regions more authoritarian governments will be less so in the new year. but after
a decade long swing to the right, the election of gabriel burridge in chile could signal the beginning of a new shift back to the left in the continent, starting with latin, america's largest country, brazil. the new year was it populous, conservative president, jade bull sonata, against his arch political foe. we see now, sir, lula da silva, brazil's left wing, former president, whose prison conviction for corruption was overturned in april and was now leading in the polls. but they were also compete against the man who sent lula to prison, former and to corruptions are said joe, mortal. columbia could also shift from the right to the left. in may bull's put former bulletin mer, gustavo petro, in the lead. south korea will hold presidential elections in the new year, but perhaps the most attention will be on the philippines where current press didn't rossville to tell, day could be replaced by ferdinand marcus junior,
the son of the country's former dictator. and that this daughter sada, who's running as his vice president, there's concerned that the ticket aims to perpetuate their respective political dynasties. to see a newman, al jazeera santiago, still ahead on al jazeera 2021 was emotional for leonor messy. as he said good bye to his beloved boss, lona, as was one of the ways we'll be focusing on as we review the year and ah,
starting up a sport has java. as the pandemic threatened to call that chaos in global sport once more, there was a bit of a reprieve in 2021. when we saw crowds returning to stadiums and major events up and running again. so let's look back at some of the biggest stories that we've covered, hey, i'm just throughout the year, and who better to speak to about this? an associated press, a global sports correspondent, rob harris. robert will begin with the delay to take your games. you that and it wasn't elim picks like no other yeah and one the i see felt just to go ahead despite the fall i was amongst the few that able to get into the venue. it was almost the 1st most the behind closed doors olympics. surreal, soul of experience at times, but while the japanese public were locked out course, the game stayed, managed to get completed so many could still watch around the world on television. which meant the, i see got the cache which could be ultimately sent back out to fund sports around the world. another huge talking point was the main bio one of the greatest
u. s. gymnastic time struggling with mental health and unable to compete for much of the games. yeah, it was a real true monument of drama in the opening days of the games where she lost herself in mid air and she actually struggled on her opening routine. and she had the confidence to walk away and she stepped home to a far bigger platform. it would say one of mental health actually advocacy. and she felt that strength to be able to say she did not feel right. she did not feel in the right headspace, and ultimately she returned at the time of her choosing and she did make it back into competition and she did win yet another olympic medal. she was bronze 7th metal and we really saw her send a wide message of courage and strength through her actions at the tokyo olympics. yeah, we suddenly did another actually hit the headline for her mental health troubles with japanese tennis, found them your soccer. just reminded her of what happened to her earlier this year . yet the french hopefully may, she said,
actually the toll of her exchanges. but the media was so great that she didn't want to d press conferences during the french open, a really heavy handed response, followed from the franchise, and organized the saying that find out what they did. they said she'd be fine $15000.00 if she didn't speak the media and she chose to step away instead to focus on her own well being. and then she also decided to opt out of wimbleton, but she did still make it to the olympics. her home games and one of the signature moments, the opening ceremony lighting the coltrane in tokyo. there was a disappointment for her in the actual tennis told him and she was knocked out in the 3rd round saying that she just did not feel in the right place. but she certainly did help to redefine the ability to talk so openly about mental health. she certainly did say it was a pretty tough year for a soccer or no, but a fair retail one if a british tennis. but i'm a writer, connie you made history of the us open. one moment it was,
it produced what sport crazed, those completely unexpected moments a drum or i think back cause would be lympics when we had and most of j because when in the many 100 meters final expectedly. but he was in the final line up this in tennis, was emma radical on a going from a completely outside of the 1st qualifier to ever win a grand slam. and she did it without even dropping us, that climbing up the world rankings by hundreds of places and really helping to cigna provide a real signature moment of the year and sport. absolutely, it was pretty incredible, wasn't it moving on to football a year of significant change for arguably the world's greatest football. you have those tears of little messy when he eventually left lit barcelona. who could ever imagined him playing for another club. and he didn't even want to leave the camp. is i any because of the legal financial regulations which meant barcelona couldn't
afford to keep on the wage bill, which meant to leave and reply like came those anyone destination or a couple that could afford him and it was paris sanisha man. you get to really make a complete, there was still getting used to things the same as running away with the french title, but regardless, it's been a successful year. undoubtedly for him. finally, winning a major try to read argentine with the copper america. and what about a well cut next year for him and such a title that saluted him cipher? will it be his final well copies and his mid thirty's now, but it's already been such a year of change for and well being of years of change. it was a life changing. yeah. but not a good way for golf. a tiger woods, the 15 time. major champions. correct. almost either offer serious car crash. yeah, that was in february and there was so many actually fear him for his life. the authorities in los angeles where that crush happened, and then it was a sense he might have a leg amputated even, but he has made it back playing again just this month. he's not going be able to
return, playing full time, that we really have seen the end of time with playing around on the golf tools. but what about returned to the masters in 2022 in april. that was the last of any date when in 2019 it was a really hiring moment of the year when we got news of that crash from i lay in february and the fact he is able to actually even be playing and is a miracle as we sort of in this year, i've played a rob, thank you so much. joining us so much more we could have spoken about. we didn't even touch on tom. right. in his 7 super bowl wins. thank you so much for joining us. great, happy new year to you. now manchester city is say they are shocked on a pulled after that player joe can sell. it was allegedly assaulted by 4 attackers who break into his home. the defender posted a picture of his injuries on instagram. he suffered, cuts to his face after attempting to fight off the burglars who he says,
stole jewelry from him, and trying to hut his family. police are investigating the incident and we didn't often have whole racing on al jazeera. and while this next story does come from a racetrack and argentina, you won't see any horses. that's because these jockeys gave their thoroughbreds the day off on the final day of the season, and they entertain the crowd with a sprint race of their own. after over 100 meters and like any good holes, res commentary is a must even if you don't speak spanish. a. the crowd storm the track off to the race to congratulate the fastest jockey on foot. that was jose alfredo, this gara. and that sawyer sport for now, we'll have more a little bit later on. thailand has run in the new year with a 6 minute fireworks display. the event was held in the capital bank hawk and spend 1.4 kilometers across the child prior to the event. many large events require people to be fully vaccinated or it shows a negative test. on wednesday, todd ad reported its 1st cluster of the army corps their end. oh,
earlier crowds gathered in taiwan to ring in the new year fireworks were launched from the city's tallest skyscraper. ty pay one o one as part of the new year's count dumb. on friday, taiwan reported 41 important groan of our cases. it's highest yet. north korea has held a concert and fireworks display to celebrate the beginning of $2022010.00 to the event of the capital. north korea claims to be one of the world's only countries to not have reported a single case of coven. 19 forties have been closed and other nations opposed to prevent an outbreak newsheel and was one of the 1st places in the world to see in the new year fulton's traditional midnight firewood so replaced with a light showed you to and amec hasn't yet been any community spread of only chrome there, but gatherings are being discouraged. now we're coming to the end of the news hour and the end of a tough year for many across the world. the coven 19 pandemic. continuing,
claiming more than 5400000 lives will leave you with a look back at some of the biggest stories covered by al jazeera in 2021 see next year. but let's walk down pennsylvania avenue ah, the u. s. capital building under c cannot. however, tara, from our responsibility to validate with joseph robinson by your new songs, long notions of what is known to guilty is always just mia mas democrats. he elected leadership retained, as the military staged, a bit of a general thought of a bit bloodless qu. they couldn't have been more wrong.
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a military operation ordered by the venezuelan government, security forces accused him of being part of a colombian rebel group and said date died in combat. but neighbors and family members insist they were innocent. taken from their homes and executed under pressure venezuela's defense minister vladimir to president said the armed forces were obliged to the friends that come through from irregular groups, but added that human rights needed to be respected. and that the events at the border would be investigated. celebration with al jazeera was canes re insights into the diverse culture of salami, as it relates to different couples in bucking on land life together. t wedding
monday style announce is in ah the world welcome in the new year, but celebrations are again muted by the ramp and spread of color. that 19 is still passing in india though, despite the restrictions and a rapid rise in infections there. ah, flow, i'm marianne was he in london watching al jazeera, also coming up on the program. hundreds of homes and gulf.