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diplomacy has not yielded any results. the military has failed to implement a peace plan negotiated by the association of southeast asian nations. last april. there's no progress in mediation all um or any kind of negotiations precisely because the military is not interested if they were interested in genuine negotiations and then there might be space for that to actually take place. but such is the level of mistrust and anger and frustration that so many people feel aren't that many now say that it's, it's, it's past time for any negotiation. the myanmar military has not responded to algae ris, request for an interview. some western countries have imposed targeted sanctions on june to leaders and military linked corporations. several foreign companies are withdrawing their business interests from young, but none of that seems to have deterred the military. some analysts say the conflict is likely to dragon need aside, seems willing to back down say,
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i just very difficult to see how the conflict will diminish. will reduce in the near term, even in, you know, over a period of several years. opponents of the can say people, paula will prevail in the end, but how many more lives will be lost before they might get there? no one knows florence louis al jazeera. ah, this is al jazeera, these, your top stories. the unsecure to council has discussed the russian troop build up on ukraine's order for the 1st time. but there were deep divisions over who is to blame on whether the meeting should even take place. b, u. s. as designated, catherine as a major non nato ally, it follows the meeting between president joe biden and cattle, the mere sight to me and how much of connie others a good friend and reliable foreigner. and i'm notifying congress that i will
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designate color as a major non nato ally to reflect the important important relationship or small overdue you. k prime minister has been grilled in parliament off to the release of a preliminary report and the claims of parties held at the heart of the u. k. government during corona virus lockdown, or is johnson apologized and promised to re shuffled off a u. s. state department officials as indirect talks between washington and iran on the 2015 nuclear agreement on entering the final stretch negotiations hop and taking place in the austrian capital. vienna. bettina passes. military genta says it will restore parts of the constitution. it has installed lieutenant colonel pole henry amoeba as transitional president, as the headlights coming up next is people in power. as the world best athlete, protested the winter olympics aging is bracing itself for the arrival of an
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estimated 11000 people. kind of 0 tolerance for strategy work and despite didn't match, employ called which one is which again, trying to use the latest when they do 2022 winter olympics on al jazeera, me, european museums hold hundreds of thousands of color, new era artifacts. many of them looted from the place of origin in africa, asia, and the americans for decades, there's been a heated debate about whether these objects of huge cultural significance should be given back. you told me a handful of either being returned activists of the job taking into journalist island club. this one has been finding out why i
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o. france is fiercely proud of its culture in history and down any of powers his grand pool of odds. and he quickly realized the capital is a monument to the glories of the empire. the nations cultural trophies are on display in its world class museums. now the debate about who owns many of these precious objects is firing up. when france colonized africa in fort harm, tens of thousands of its cultural objects, many taken under duress, others alluded during violent conflict. france insists their, their rightful owner. but others say they belong in africa and should be returned
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by leaves towers and had 30 minutes out of the city. ah, with shepherd nissan. mine is a melting pot of painting from different cultures many from former french colonies and department. i'm here to made a man determined to force france to confront it's colonial passed up. i saw simon rata copier. we were just really annoyed. you see a swarm jail's here was zulu. dea bonsa was born in the democratic republic of congo in central africa. he's a political refugee who came to live in france as a young man who is
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a foster for okay for the rest of the hooks. amazing. take up order is a feature to serve on the brother or what is this? thus it is rebellion afflicted. living nurse sophocles now seemingly with you, still an activist, but now his fight is with the french state. he believes it still behaving like a coin you power in africa. but through the o modeller who was, although is a leader of an african social escort. all of its members in europe and africa, to regular hookups, to discuss politics and strategy that go with, you know, bullies, i did, we did pick them up, they're fighting for the return of their cultural heritage. without it, they believe africa will never know it's true. self law missile could you read? i did decrease lum de la fic employee id food before he bought his la poorly
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contrib. la city fis, across the opa, the bridge duality system of we'll is say, bugler says sallow piazza see a list you mendelson separately saw canteras's. ah, but it's not that simple. here in france, the return of cultural objects has long been a to topic. then in 2017, the subject became a heated national token point when president macro, shortly after his election, visited africa and made a radical promise. but he might ask the gun deposits in the command on the could. it's sean p, v. in the music or p up, just good to see st gone. the conditions irony probabilistic is short. don't bill there will definitely be between one african honestly.
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but for years on only 2 objects have been returned. i declare sunday my grandma quote, all new to sunday maneuver. dinner was a vacant to trump. will you teach on dumpster vo, your city, vincent on? is he sick of him? and michael last year was zulu, took matters into his own hands, starting in paris. above it locally, there's just like there's always a good one. he began beek at the k. bromley museum, which has tens of thousands of objects from africa. got a lot of those. i'm, is it still assembled that? well, the logic keep constable said that you are valuable. is it ok? i'm a bit tied up with then in mass said he snatched an object from a museum live streaming the entire start to his followers on line. let them
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go on their phone and complete this. it came well, joe condo, 50 talk to now. will they do on the get up? yes, i did the building. oh, don't know who the thought even tried it on in the world's most famous museum. the loop with what he got arrested, he even went to the netherlands, where he actually managed to get a sculpture outside the museum. but he didn't get far larger. we've gone vickery and we got older. 50 bucks wasn't hooked up with a stick on his actions are very political. i don't sing this man is trying to steal anything
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from any museum. is point is to show that there is a problem and nobody's speaking about it all. with patel. murray cecile dancer is a curator of contemporary african art. her family comes from france and the tiny west african nation of been aim. she is objects are part of our history and explain who we were. so they're very, very important. it's very symbolical, it's not really a question you know for money or importance of financial importance because some of these objects are very precious. some of them not at all, but the thing is, is that they tell us who we are. ah, identity is the heart of oddest romeo me. the canons work. born in africa. he now lives in france. his family is west african royalty,
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missouri. romeo. his great great grandfather was king by honda in what is now the nation of beneath calmer domino for less sensitive gesture, lucent philip, across the circle of the support we've offered belva, selected by laundry. not fully all whole school was. we're sick of go for a month. yeah. yeah. yeah. what's the cool jackal? much, you know, the libya is for to, for to sabbatical from cooper high school, when his father said in 1892, facing fierce resistance from by hanson, the french army, invaded the kingdom, forcing him and his family into exile. they then pillaged the palace, taking everything from thrones to tunics before bringing the lute back to france. italy says so suited her says of vicar cooper, yet the duly the russia. the monk,
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the real co, no cistern manual for dualism, $30.00 a squatter pulse. ramirez takes me the seas are just a few blocks away with the work for mailing or reach out to click on his log scale paintings on linen, i hand painted copies of photographs of his family showing their journey into exile . this is your family paula black on time. it says from a mama, the magazine, if it be over, i can see you actually have put yourself in here. um we so okay. restricted. uh huh . no one called us warrior and call. they do multiple click your order. no sir, go fisher to roof rubashaw rule. what a sin manual for do sincerely. those are nice to our for to proceed. man, don't refer back to you at the menu. this one is quite striking.
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image. he's painted one of the most potent symbols of the keys to fate. an empty threat. but speaker pay hope was on that was all set up sauce. know what? like one sort of sessional walk is susan movie this ish was he mentioned it. bob was a swat follower fish only mentioned on some on new hopes on fish, thrones and other objects looted from ramirez ancestors ended up here in the cable on the museum, francis biggest ethnographic collection. ah, born in new caledonia emanuel casa error, is the 1st indigenous born president of a major french museum. i was let him and i think we are traveling through that when you did it. here we, we are the song while on passing by wonderful peers from vinyl on. the museum has
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a collection of 70000 objects from africa, most port to france during its colonial rule. some of these a form for mom, french colonies in africa. how did these come into the museums plus one of the main problem re, re, re fade the moment? the good time when these things was, was, his object were brought to paris. people to take very much into account. the way it was acquired was a big province research on the take of norman trying to trace back. but it's quite difficult if they are acquired illegally or eligible that this is our duty to put the case to the head of said, saying we should look at this situation and then the parliament will decide on further action to be done in the heart of the museum a some of the objects littered from the name by the inviting french statues, doors,
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and thrones thrown in here. this is ferg. quite spectacular. yeah, huge. the manual says before the french army reached the palace, king bay, hans, and set it alight. the soldiers rescued the objects inside essentially though alerted but at the same time saved and away, sir. yes, that's a quite uncomplicated here. so always because it was looted to them for sure. the same time these object wouldn't be there. the palace was completely destroyed by the fire. romeo feels tone about the objects ending up in the museum. when will i for your 1st visit? we are informed to recall young through newly offended. what's his old? sheila also, newman pool. why so law firm met all men. don't see really fu reporter news to our
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prescript. see, is it there by law? boy, imagine it is on this volume. see or supervisor to see pick on place. we're ah, microns bold promised to send african artifacts home has put other european countries on notice like france, germany's museums hold tens of thousands of objects from africa. but unlike in france, there's a lively debate here about the country's colonial record. in downtown belinda activist and academic joshua kweisi wants to show me how traces of germany's colonial past still linger in the city. there's the side where the german chancellor bismark invited all the other european from your powers and the u. s. and the ottoman empire to come and discuss the carving up of the african continent
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. the meetings began here in 1884. there were no representatives from the african continent. there was nobody actually, from the territories that were carved up. european nations competed with each other to grab land and resources. and so general colony square and what is today togo, which includes what is today gonna come rule out what will then called germans, south africa. today. libya, all of the east places experienced brutal german crony rule. germany's time as a colonial power was short, really 40 years later, it was forced to hand over its territories to the victors of world war one. but artifacts collected during that time, still fillets museums. joshua wants them dealt with in the same way as the art stolen by the nazis already modest that in sight germany gained from that part of its history need to be extended to include the dealings with colonial history and
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looted art of that era. and is simply wrong that his objects are there. a, i'm heading to hand to say some sculptures that have become the symbol of looted colonial art. many african artifacts arrived in the port of hamburg in the 19th century. among them were some benign bronzes. these are sculptures and carvings looted by the british in 1897 after a bloody war and benign city in present day nigeria is quite an incredible building. yeah. for sam opened the 1912. okay. and you have been aim bronzes here as well? yes, he had an interesting collection of about 170 pieces. doctor barbara plank and steiner is a world expert on the benign bronzes. oh wow. yeah,
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this is a conservation of this new took them 3 of ours our for inspection. so this is one of these are yes, blacks are very characteristic for the benin going, aren't they tell a lot about the history and assuming sir william catcher a, the statues on actually old bronze, some a made of iron brass and ivory. so this is, i'm assuming one piece of ivory that's been carved. yes. and it's actually a stuffed up is, has been used in certain ceremonies where with a little ivory stick, he would not comment the intricate sculptures, documented court life for over 500 years hanging on palace walls. and so this hybrid, happy days into the 19th century, there is in lay and b, i is the pupil sir, inlaid with ira. i am, you know, iron is a very powerful material. the sheer number and quality of the
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work is, are exceptional. there might be about 5000 works in most prominent museum. all went along in these the national campaign for the return as the benign bronzes to nigeria has been gathering pace. and it's causing big headaches for germany's newest and most expensive cultural project. the humbled form in berlin was still under construction when we visited its collection of non european art and artifacts is one of the richest in the world in the years, it's taken to build this massive museum. controversy has raged over what to do with its colonial collection. herman, passing a heads one of the foundations, which manages the humboldt until very few years ago or the colonial history of
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germany. both not for the tram and population wasn't really an issue, wasn't really a problem. and what the situation changed. we have much more people from africa living in germany, the immigrants and so on, so we cannot any more ignore this. the humboldt forum has the 2nd largest collection of benign bronzes after the british museum over $500.00 objects. the museum has been under immense public pressure not to display them. you plan to exhibit some of the benign bronzes i hear how do you do that ethically knowing that, that these objects were learned? because these objects are going to be exposed to story behind, to subtracts, will be taught, launching and everything. it's important that we have not a lacuna, an empty space here on, on, on benin or, or leaving been completely and putting a complete other topic from our collections into scullery. recently the german
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government said it wants to return a number of bronzes to nigeria, but things should go back, but how many things go back and which things go back and which things can be shown here in the homewood form and in other places. i think this has to be sorted in a dialogue with responsible persons in nigeria. i think this is the important thing which we have to solve. ah, we call it restrictions easy. europe's museums are opening up and was always d. a bombs are is on the mode we track him down in portugal where he is being followed by another meeting with probably dollars were valuable to got bit of premier or did i did not with his live streaming,
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his every move vicki. dip it up to the zillow with what he called began colonizing parts of africa as early as the 1400s. one of the 1st european countries to do so muzzle lou and his colleagues want to remind people of that history with his 1st target is the museum of ethnology, which holds many african objects. mozilla is looking for objects taken during those early days of portugal. colonization look almost only tough i to with most of that, come on to meet cuts off. i mean, we soccer comments. he finds these pot leads from angola, but they're not very old. then he can't get it. i'll shoot you loud. awesome museum buffy pierre slough is usually a dot with you soon about mattie sample my. the testing is from bar on said you saw
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the test for credit but it took a. ready ways to fuzzy more upon the button. i've got to mess up asking for jimmy dumont overlap, im smith, beth allen. and he's also dessler. and so his aunt and his elbow, c r e n. good luck with those exposure then it bill is off of it was all it leaves empty handed, but his local network has another plan other than the day. so he's actually with his next target is the national museum of antique garage. it has an exhibition with 16th century african objects but again, he has no luck. well yes,
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it should be sooner. a loan with a relief. he's growing media profile is working against him. he believes museum staff refused him entry because they recognized him a the next day he makes one final attempt and oh, the vanilla. he's giving up finance the film as repository to thought it causes yolando to belize his well from so know if he's eligible to shows a bela he said he wasn't going to resume badging with light
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last year, 3 years off to macros. pledge francis parliament passed the law to return 27 objects to africa. 26 back to the nation of beneath. among them these objects looted from romeo's ancestors. i think it's a very story cola moment for french is him because the 1st time by the so many object code been given back, not the hand of something, it's beginning of something new. france has no immediate plans to return other african objects, but says it's supports long term cooperation with african countries on returns. if it's a 1st step, it's historical. it's very important. it's a most symbolical thing into. if it's the only step, well, it's $27.00 objects,
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you know it's, it's nothing that what i think will need at 10 to 20 years to understand if this was an absolute revolution, or if it was just a speech in 2017 for the return of the throne, his ancestors once sat on and other items is long overdue. so come colors offer on us to know it, but on long he's all up on normal, horizontal roof. i think we're fun to do anything. right. so from the bus office and to la fontose, ah, africa says when pointing africa said to hong loop of what humble fettered persons that i did on 200 the there was
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