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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. burned—out buildings and looting mark the sixth day of chaos in south africa. more than 70 are dead, and the crisis is growing. britney spears wins the right to choose her own lawyer as she tries to end the 13—year—long conservatorship. concerns for english holiday—makers, as anyone not fully vaccinated will have to quarantine on returning from three of spain's most popular islands. jadon sancho speaks out. the england footballer says hate will never win after receiving online racist abuse over his missed penalty in the euros final. let's get some of the day's other news.
and the festival half a century ago they called the black woodstock. how the lost footage is now made into a movie. hello and thanks forjoining us. south africa has announced a tenfold increase in the number of troops to be deployed in response to widespread violence sparked by the jailing of the former president, jacob zuma. up to 25,000 soldiers are to be sent onto the streets of kwazulu—natal and gauteng provinces. so far, more than 70 people have died, with the worst violence centred on durban and johannesburg. 0ur south africa correspondent nomsa maseko reports. factory after factory after factory, ransacked and burned by looters.
two young men lying dead beside a railway line, 48 hours after they died. this is what six days of looting and rioting in kwazulu—natal and gauteng provinces in south africa looks like. violent protests began just hours after south africa's former president, jacob zuma, was jailed forfailing to comply with a court order to give evidence at a corruption inquiry. however, speculation is rife that even though this may have started out as a pro—zuma protest, it was a well orchestrated plan designed to embarrass the current president, cyril ramaposa, and to ensure he doesn't get another term in office. but yesterday, amid fear and desperation, a moment of hope. people were screaming, "throw her, throw her, throw her!" and i was scared, i was really scared, but there were people down in the streets. i wasn't. .. they weren't always panicking. i was trusting anyone
for my baby, to take my baby away from me, because the flames were spreading and there was a smoke outside. and today, firefighters lined the streets to start cleaning up. armed with broomsticks, residentsjoined in, chasing away anyone trying to loot whatever is left. not that much remains. is today the first time that you've come to see the trail of devastation that was left here since the rioting started? yeah, it's the first time we came down. we have our driver live next door, so he came two times to see what's going on. the first day, they only came through a small hole in the front and broke and stole a few watches, but later that night, they broke everything open and they looted all the shop. it can't happen again. i can't board up this business again. after six months or a year, it's happening again. the rioting comes as the country experiences
the highest number of covid—i9 cases in africa, with many wondering if south africa's economy will ever recover. nomsa maseko, bbc news, durban. darren maule is a radio presenter at east coast radio, a popular radio station in the province of kwazulu—natal. he's in umhlanga, a town situated about 15 kilometres away from durban. i've just come off a four hour shift at a makeshift blockade entering into my neighbourhood, and we're only protecting a small garage and a small, really, what you would call a corner store. the entire community of my community, which makes up about 300 people, are taking shifts in teams of ten, 20 whenever they can to just put bodies between whatever might come and to protect where we might get a loaf of bread tomorrow morning. we haven't had petrol for a couple of days now, and we haven't been able to go ten km in either direction because of
the wholesale looting and criminality and just fear in every single direction. it's unprecedented, and i'm talking is a south african who has been on the teetering edge of so many moments in our history. the 1991 riots that we had in south africa, the assassination in 93 and 2008. we've had a lot of scary, scary moments and when those started last week, friday, we thought as south africa, we have a lot of protests, we have a lot of very hungry and desperate people that need service delivery, and our government seems to only really respond when people protest. itjust kept tamping up, and now when
you look at the aerial footage of what looks like 100,000 strong mum moving from mall to mall to mall and clearing absolutely out and burning down the mall —— the strong mob. then moving towards us in the suburbs. it's frightening. every single person in south africa are on the edge of their seats. �* ., ., ~' africa are on the edge of their seats. �* ., ., ~ ., seats. booking of the zulu nation has _ seats. booking of the zulu nation has said _ seats. booking of the zulu nation has said these - seats. booking of the zulu l nation has said these waves seats. booking of the zulu - nation has said these waves of violence have brought shame on the country. how likely are his words to calm things down, set against 25,000 troops being sent —— the king of the zulu nation. sent -- the king of the zulu nation. ~ ., , nation. well, two things. the 25,000 troops, _ nation. well, two things. the 25,000 troops, we _ nation. well, two things. the 25,000 troops, we know - 25,000 troops, we know definitely of 2005000. we have a population of about 10 million in kwazulu—natal alone and about 70% unemployed, so we would need to enfold the military that has been promised
to actually make any kind of difference. i don't think the military will make any difference. it needs to be leadership. the zulu king has beenin leadership. the zulu king has been in the role of king for about five minutes, taking the role from the queen, who was there for a couple of months before she passed, and of course, the long—standing king, he passed away earlier this year as well. i think this might even have been his first address. it wasn't very convincing, he was a very... he was like how i am right now. there didn't seem to land his speech, and it seemed like he was a puppet for a long—standing politician who was sitting next to him, the prince. speaking to us from kwazulu—natal. let's bring you some breaking news from los angeles.
pop singer britney spears has won the right to choose her own lawyer to help her end the 13—year—long conservatorship that controls her personal and business affairs. the judge overseeing the conservatorship approved her choice at a hearing on wednesday, three weeks after the singer made an emotional address in which she called the arrangement "abusive", and said she had been prevented from marrying or having more children, and was compelled to take medication against her will. let's get some of the day's other news. poland's top court has ruled that measures imposed by the european court of justice against the country's controversial judicial reforms are unconstitutional. the justice minister welcomed the decision, saying it offered protection against unjustified interference by the eu. but some observers believe it signals poland's departure from the bloc�*s legal order. brazilian presidentjair bolsonaro has been taken to hospital for tests after suffering persistent hiccups. he apologised for hicupping throughout this press conference, saying he'd had them for over a week.
he is expected to remain under observation for 2h to 48 hours, but not necessarily in hospital. a statement by staff said he was "feeling good and doing well". a coronavirus cluster has been found among staff at a japanese hotel that is hosting a number of brazilian olympic athletes. seven staff members tested positive for the virus. 0lympic officials say that the affected workers have not been in contact with the brazilian delegation, which includes judo athletes. the olympics are set to begin in tokyo in ten days' time. spain's popular holiday islands — ibiza, majorca and menorca — are all being moved on to the british government's amber list, just two weeks after they were approved for quarantine—free travel. from next monday, anyone over 18 who's not fully vaccinated will have to quarantine on return home. the announcement applies at the moment only to people travelling from england, but other uk nations could follow suit. colletta smith has the latest.
it's more choppy waters for those dreaming of a summer getaway, as the traffic lights have changed colours again. for those about to fly off, it will mean quarantine and more tests when this woman gets home. the timing of the test and things... that needs another change of gear. at this travel agent. with some customers abroad and plenty heading off in the coming weeks, it's more rules to get their heads round. you were confident enough to reopen the shops this week. demand is up, people want a holiday, but they want a holiday with confidence and they need clarity. that's what they're not getting at the minute. they have shops in england and wales and today's changes only apply to passengers from england. announcements from wales, scotland and northern ireland might follow. there's been a rise in covid cases in tourist hotspots in greece and mainland spain,
and the government say cases in the balearic islands have doubled since they were put on the green list, and the changes shouldn't come as a surprise to passengers. everybody who was travelling by now, surely nobody can be thinking, we can travel and rely on things not changing. we're not in control of this virus, particularly how it affects other countries, their level of vaccinations and genomic sequencing or testing regimes. those are out of our hands, so when we see things change, for the safety and security of everybody at home, we need to react. it might not be a surprise, but it will be a frantic few days in majorca, as some holiday—makers rush to get home before the quarantine rules kick in, and it's more frustration for businesses relying on a wave of young people arriving this summer. people are happy to be here, to be on the beach, loads- of people that the island is relaxed and content, i and i think that this is just l going to be another spanner
in the works, and it's one step forward, five steps back. - other changes include good news for those travelling to bulgaria and hong kong, which moved to green, and croatia and taiwan moved to the green watchlist. for those shifting amber, weighing up the extra frustration and expense against the lure of a holiday has become even more complicated. colletta smith, bbc news. the european union has set out sweeping policy proposals to try to reach its goal of becoming carbon—neutral by 2050. the plans include new taxes on shipping and aviation fuel and ending the sale of new petrol cars by 2035. frans timmermans is the eu climate policy chief. he says the plans are groundbreaking. this is really epic, what our colleagues were able to offer us in terms of quality, depth,
analysis. i believe we now have analysis. i believe we now have a package that can take us to our goal, which is now a legal obligation of reducing our emissions with at least 55% by 2030, which would set us on a path of climate neutrality. 0ur correspondent in brussels, nick beake, is following developments. this is something which is going to cause quite a lot of discussion in the coming months and potentially years because, by their own admission, the eu has come up with a road map it says which is something other parts of the world should aspire to. certainly, it will change the lives of individual eu citizens in lots of different ways _ if you just look at heating bills, for example, they're set to increase. the cost of air travel will also go up. and what brussels officials are saying is that they'll be able to mitigate some of these costs and they won't leave the poorest in society to suffer because of this. but certainly, the aviation industry, the fact that petrol and new diesel cars by 2035, that will be a thing of the past — they're trying to do lots here to try
and change the economies of the 27 eu countries. but of course, that is something which is likely to face opposition from the countries themselves. nick beake in brussels. stay with us on bbc news. still to come... the �*60s music celebration that was almost lost to history. how a new film is bringing the harlem cultural festival to a modern audience. after months of talks and missed deadlines, a deal has been struck to keep greece within the euro zone. the immediate prospect of greece going bust in the worst crisis to hit the euro zone has been averted. emergency services across central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worst floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally called the great white way by americans, but tonight, it's completely blacked out.
it's a timely reminder to all americans of the problems that the energy crisis has brought to them. leaders meet in paris- fora summit on pollution, inflation and third world debt. this morning, theyjoinedl the revolution celebrations for a show of military might on the champs—elysees. . wildlife officials in australia have been coping with a penguin problem. fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much, they could barely stand. this is bbc news. our main story: burned—out buildings and looting mark the sixth day of chaos in south africa. more than 70 are dead, and the crisis is growing. let's stay with south africa now. professor sipho seepe is a political analyst
and deputy vice chancellor at the university of zululand. he helped put the scale of these protests and riots into context. 0ne one must understand that south africa is a country where process occur every weekend, almost every day. but they tend to be very isolated. but what we've seen here was what some people see as cordons. it is simply an expression. —— of co—ordinates. by a majority of the people in this country. you just have to look at the unemployment levels. they have skyrocketed to the extent of about 35% of young people who are black or not white. you
look at the black rate of unemployment, it's almost 50%. but what we are coming to terms with is that we have so much of the rainbow nations to ourselves... when leaders do not seem to be paying attention to that, people in this country have been taught to go to the states. we are a protesting nation, but where there is a sense that even the institutions should be trusted and not trusted, then you end “p and not trusted, then you end up with a trigger that will show our people moving from one province and getting to the states... 0ne province and getting to the states... one must also indicate for any protest that occurs, there will always be opportunistic elements in a
criminal element. what we saw here was probably, those who are protesting what they felt was a wrong decision or a questionable decision by the judiciary have actually gone to the states, but others have taken advantage of the ensuring that they go into the spring. 0nce that they go into the spring. once that happened, you end up with the mayhem. just once that happened, you end up with the mayhem.— with the mayhem. just briefly, if the catalyst _ with the mayhem. just briefly, if the catalyst was _ with the mayhem. just briefly, if the catalyst was the - if the catalyst was the imprisonment ofjacob zuma, imprisonment of jacob zuma, how, imprisonment ofjacob zuma, how, if you can be brief, is this going to change the political landscape in south africa? and affect the future of cyril ramaphosa?- africa? and affect the future of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one, of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one. what _ of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one. what he _ of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one, what he refers _ of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one, what he refers to - of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one, what he refers to is - of cyril ramaphosa? well, for one, what he refers to is to i one, what he refers to is to have a good discussion around almost everything. what ramaphosa has not done as a
president is provide a credible story. he has been very good in dealing with public relations, but when you have a party that is focused on itself, cyril ramaphosa got into power and what people have seen... when you do that, the very people you do that, the very people you said to vote for us will deliver, they do not see you delivering. they see more interesting battles, and they feel helpless and hopeless. and that hopelessness and helplessness expresses itself in front of poor exists. what we have not done his focus more on the battles —— front of protest. we thought paying attention to the sense of alienation every week... what you have this week is simply the almost nationwide, although it tends to be kwazulu—natal.
the england footballer jadon sancho has made his first public comments following the racist abuse he received after missing a penalty in the euro 2020 final, saying "hate will never win". he said the abuse he and his teammates got was nothing new, but "as a society, we need to do better". it comes as borisjohnson said changes will be made to football banning orders. 0ur deputy political editor vicki young has this report. a heartbreaking defeat that quickly became a debate about racism. 0nline recess abuse aimed at the three players who miss penalties have had the conservative party divided up antiracism convening. i utterly condemn the _ antiracism convening. i utterly condemn the racist _ antiracism convening. i utterlyl condemn the racist outpourings that we saw on sunday night.
so, what we are doing is today taking practical steps to ensure that the football banning order regime is changed so that if you are guilty of racist abuse online, then you will not be going to the match. ministers announced a 12 lease consultations, but campaigners want to go further. boris johnson wants to focus on practicality, saying he's coming down toth on social media platforms —— tough, threatening them with massive fines. but the conservative party has been on the back foot on this whole issue, as it struggled to explain whether it supports players taking money or not. gareth southgate said his team are doing it, and there was nothing to do with there was nothing to do with the political organisation black lives matter. the labour leader said the prime minister's promised to act now rang hollow. minister's promised to act now rang hollow— rang hollow. either the prime minister is — rang hollow. either the prime minister is with _ rang hollow. either the prime minister is with the _ rang hollow. either the prime minister is with the england | minister is with the england players _ minister is with the england players in their stand against
racism, — players in their stand against racism, or— players in their stand against racism, or he can defend his own— racism, or he can defend his own record. but he can't have it both — own record. but he can't have it both ways. own record. but he can't have it both ways-_ it both ways. tonight, a heartfelt _ it both ways. tonight, a heartfelt message - it both ways. tonight, a heartfelt message from j it both ways. tonight, a - heartfelt message from jaden sancho, one of the young players subjected to racism, as a society we need to do better. and hold the abusers accountable. he hates, he said, will never win. it was called the black woodstock. in 1969, stevie wonder, nina simone and gladys knight were some of the stars who played at the harlem cultural festival in new york. it was all filmed, but the footage was left to gather dust in a basement. now, the archives have been turned into an award—winning movie. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson reports. the summer of 1969. woodstock. neil armstrong walking on the moon. and more than 300,000 people attended the harlem cultural festival. are you ready, black people, are you ready?
an event almost no one has heard of until now. six weekends of major artists. the panthers were the security and kids sitting in the trees. i was nervous. i didn't expect a crowd like that. something very important was happening. summer of soul is a documentary exploring why this event, which it argues could have become the black woodstock, has been ignored for more than half a century. the film is directed by questlove, who drums for hip—hop outfit the roots and is a professor at nyu, where he is an expert in black music history. but even he hadn't heard of the festival. we're talking about stevie wonder, nina simone, sly and the family stone, comedians, politicians, everybody was there. the thing is that it's preserved professionally on tape and what winds up happening is that not one producer or outlet
is interested. so this film just sits in the basement for 50 years. nobody ever heard of the harlem culture festival. nobody would believe it happened. however, a couple of film producers heard about the a0 hours of archive, managed to secure the rights, and decided that questlove was the man to bring it to life. it took me five months ofjust constantly having these monitors in my house, in every room in my house — my kitchen, my bathroom, my bedroom. i kept it on a 24—hour loop. i kept notes on anything that gave me goose bumps. 1969 was a change of era in the black community. the styles were changing. music was changing. a revolution was coming together. but as well as highlighting sensational performances, questlove also wanted to put the event into a cultural context.
this might be my new destiny and i didn't even know it yet. but, you know, iwelcome it, i welcome it. colin paterson, bbc news. after a very scaled down ceremony last year due to the pandemic, this year's bastille day procession in paris once again featured the cavalry of the republican guard, members of the foreign legion and an aircraft fly—past. this was the scene a short time ago at the eiffel tower — fireworks to celebrate france's national day. despite covid restrictions, the fireworks went ahead, and people have been able to attend — but covid rules limited the number of spectators to 10,000, all of whom had to wear masks and produce proof of a vaccination. a spectacular display, for the city of light. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @martinebbc.
if you want more on any of our stories, make your way to our website. hello there. sunshine did wonders for the temperatures on wednesday. aberdeenshire, one of the places that got above 25 degrees with scenes like this. parts of southern england saw similar temperatures as well. and over the next few days with more sunshine on the way, those temperatures could have a little further to climate. it may be up into the high 20s and parts of the south over the weekend. but it's not all about sunshine. this is the earlier satellite picture from wednesday. you can see this cloud that has spilt in across scotland and northern ireland, that working down into england and wales as well. so a lot of places having a fair amount of cloud through thursday, maybe even given the odd light shower in eastern england. but that cloud will tend to break. we'll see some spells of sunshine. i think the best of those across parts of northern england, northern ireland and a good part of scotland. and in the sunniest places, temperatures will get up
to 25, maybe 26 degrees. but some eastern parts of england will be affected by a keen breeze, and that will feed more cloud in across east anglia and the southeast once again as we head through thursday night into friday. at the same time, cloud will tumble in from the northwest, but in between a slice of clear skies and a mild start to friday morning. now, through friday, this area of high pressure continues to establish itself. that means mainly settled conditions, but we do have a frontal system close to the north of scotland, so the closer you are to that frontal system, the more cloud you're likely to see. northern and western scotland, parts of northern ireland, too, quite breezy, quite cloudy maybe with the odd spot of drizzle. cloud first thing towards the southeast, that will tend to clear for most places friday. it will bring plentiful sunshine and temperatures well up into the middle 20s celsius. and then, we get on into saturday. again, more cloud up towards the northwest of scotland. some light and patchy rain is possible in the northwest highlands, but further south, it is largely fine with plenty
of sunshine and temperatures likely to peak at 27 degrees. but those temperatures could climb even further by sunday. this area of high pressure is still with us into the second half of the weekend. this frontal system still with us in the north as well, and that may reinvigorate a little through the day. so we could see some slightly more widespread and heavier rain into the far northwest of scotland later. but elsewhere, some good spells of sunshine, and in the south, we're looking at highs of 29 degrees. that's all from me for now.
the headlines. south africa is to increase to 25,000 the number of troops deployed in response to widespread violence sparked by the jailing of former presidentjacob zuma. the zulu king said six days of unrest had brought shame on the entire country. more than 70 people have been killed. the pop singer britney spears has secured the right to choose her own lawyer — as she tries to end the 13—year—long conservatorship that controls her personal and business affairs. the approval comes three weeks after the singer made an emotional address in which she called the existing arrangement abusive. the spanish islands of ibiza, majorca and menorca will be moved to the british government's amber travel list — which means that people who are currently there on holiday, and haven't yet been fully vaccinated, will have to self—isolate when they return. now on bbc news — hardtalk.