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caliphate, the risk of c conflit remains. and the high-tech spy and a growing number of homes. we take a closer look at services like amazon alexa, the smart speaker listening to your every word. i'm carl nasman. thanks for joining us. reports are coming in that sudan 's military chief is stepping down, just one day after he was sworn in as the country's new leader after demonstrators flooded khartoum's streets and rejection of a new milititary regime. protest leaders opposed the military stated plan to rule the country for two of years before calling elections. >> another day of protests in khartoum. demonstrators feel they have
been cheated. afafter three decades under president omar al bashir, a new strongman takes his place, the head of the country's military transition council. the council's planning talks with protesters. >> they will all attend and listen to what we want and we will listen to what they want. to prepare for dialogue and for the exchange between us, so we accomplish what we aspire to. >> but mistrust is running high among the very people he is trying to win over. many people feel the army is replacing the old regime with a new one. >> the head of the military is acting under which constitution? we don't know what this constitution is. we will keep protesting and the regime will fall again.
some people have lost their trust in bashir's party. we want someone else who can represent the transition. we want a new system of governance and a new era. we want to rebuild the country. but we have no clear plan. >> the army has denied a rep for power and has promised a civilian government within the next two of years, but patience among protesters has already warned then -- worn thin. in new york, sudan's united nations envoy told the security council the transition period could be shortened depending how quickly factions on the ground can reach an agreement. karl: with me is a sudanese human rights activist, currently living in berlin. thank you so much for joining
us. you fled sudan. you were facing persecution under president omar al-bashir. i'm sure you have been watching every minute of what has been going on. a member of the military council says what we have seen is not a coup, simply what they call a tool of change that could take up to tw's -- up to two years. >> what is happening is the leader is one of the old military structure. the people running before are still running now. the national communist party has to stop. carl: clearly people are not
happy with this. they are in the streets. they are angry. what are you hearing from back home? what are friends and family telling you? >> they tell me all the time they are not going back. people are r really angry. they get the point that this government will not bring sudan forward. we don't need any more military desperate's. it is something really clear to hear. >> they were watching what was happening during the arab spring? >> exactly. they made revolution in 1946. they made revolution in 1958, but all this revolution, the end of it was again new military.
we don't need new military. we can fight until the end to get real democracy in sudan. >> talk more about the role of the military. the military backed, of course, bashir in the past. how united is the army now? >> i can say the army are really united because they are all the time in the beginning of this defending the process all the time. they are really together, but the problem is it is a high position in this army is not really together. for example, today, they have this confidence, and they --
they have this conference and they announced they will try to bring it down, but they do not talk about to bring all the people to justice, for example. this is when people say no, they cannot accept that, especially if you see the background of what is happening in darfur. carl: thank you very much. >> you are welcome. carl: that discussion was recorded earlier this evening just before sudan's military chief stepped down. we will track that story as it develops. now to the southern philippines and what could become the new front in the battle against the so-called islamic state here the island of mindanao is the place i.s. chose to create a so-called caliphate in southeast asia. even before the arrival of i.s., they had seen a power struggle between the christian majority and muslim minority.
fighters made their move. the battle to flush them out devastated the region. dw reporters went to see what life is like there today. >> we are on patrol with the moral islamic liberation front. for decades, they fought for independence. tens of thousands were killed. but since the south proclaimed islamic state -- the self-proclaimed islamic state burst onto the scene, muslim rebebels have joinined forces wh e phililippinermy. both sides feel threatened by i.s. fighters now laying low. the muslim minority strongly supports the milf.
only 35 percent of filipinos are muslims in almost all live in mindanao. their areas are among the poorest in the philippines. many blame the christian majority government or their plight. we visit the military headquarters of milf.. the government needs their support to fight terror. president has promised them far-reachingng autonomy. the chief of staff is not in uniform, a sign perhaps of the shift from insurgency to politics. we asked w what migight h happef the untitimely project goes bad. >> isis will convince all the powers of milf to join their group.
at that time, the threat will become bigger. >> he tells us they will disarm up to 30,000 fighters but only with full muslim autonomy. >> the status quo will remain. we will not decommission our forces and we will also not give up our firearms. >> this is what both sides are trying to avoid. the largest muslim city in the philippines lies in ruins, bombed out after a few hundred i.s. fighters had occupied for five months tw's ago. more than 1000 people were killed. tens of thousands remain displaced. it was the president who ordered the bombing, but he is also a strong supporter of muslim autonomy his former peace
adadvisor tells s us. >> a strong signal to the bad guys.. i have been in the peace process under several presidents and we have not made it as far as we have this time. the president feels we can improve if we charge to give more authority and power to the locals, but it must be under one flag, the philippine flag. >> if the autonomy driveve fail, more disaffected muslims could join radical outlets. after the loss of their caliphate in syria and iraq, more foreign fighters might decide mindanao is the new front. >> let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. in algeria, police have i tear gas at protests in the capital. hundreds of thousands rallied for the eighth consecutive week to demand political change. they say last week's resignation
of the long-time president is not enough. they want the complete departure of the ruling elite and an overhaul of the country's political system. judges at the international criminal court have dropped their plan to investigate war crimes allegations in afghanistan. they say the prospect of successful prosecution is "extremely limited." this comomes days after the u.s. revoked the visa for the chief prosecutor in the probe. brigid's opposition labor party has urged the government not to extradite wikileaks founder julian assange to the united states after his arrest on thursday in the ecuadorian embassy of london. he is wanted in the u.s. for revealing state secrets, but his supporters say he will not be given a fair trial. it has been just over a month since a cyclone almost wiped out newport city in mozambique. people are still grappling with the devastating consequences.
more than 1000 have died in southeastern africa since it struck and cholera cases among survivors have risen as well to more than 4000. medical facilities are overwhelmed with patience while officials, relief agencies are frantically coping with a shortage of supplies. >> just over a month after a cyclone hit mozambique, the city is still in rubble. local health clinics and hospitals were badly hit by the storm. every day, people flock to get medical help. but doctors and medicine are in short supply. many have lost everything to the cyclone, including their livelihoods. now they cannot afford to buy medicine at private pharmacies, so they are turning to the national health service. >> at this health center,
sometimes they only give you ibuprofen, but with what i'm suffering from, that just is not enough. still, they only give me ibuprofen. when i went to the central hospital, i did not even get that. jujust tests, and i'm still in pain today. >> i received a number. then they sent me to another place, but there are many tears -- many queues in the tens and a lot of people, too. i don't know if doctors are tired or what. ask what we have and we explain it and they give us another number to queue somewhere else. >> the portuguese red cross has built a field hospital to help out. they have a complex range of problems. >> we are doing external examinations, adult examinations, pediatricic
examinations, checking on pregnant women, giving psychosocial support. then there are medical emergencies. we do surgery as well as accept more serious cases. plus, we had a maternal hehealth nurse looking after patience and we also have several earth's -- several births today. >> for doctors, both local and foreigners, we monitor patients every day. the red cross expects to say at least -- stay at least six more months as the city recovers. >> germany has resumed exporting machine parts that could be used in weapons to saudi arabia by way of third countries. if that sounds complicated, bear with me -- it is complicated. germany had imposed a link it ban on exporting arms to saudi arabia after the medalist of jamal khashoggi -- germany had imposed a blanket ban. german leaders have gradually chipped away at it to allow the
flow of exports to the middle east to resume. >> saudi arabia is back on the delivery list. it receives military equipment from germany indirectly through france. germany also supplies the united arab emiratess with radar tracking systems. these arms exports are controversial because both gulf countries are involved in the war in yemen and thought to be using german technology. >> women, children, and civilians are heavily affected. >> the federal government defends these exports, saying they are the result of cooperation among several countries to which germany is committed. >> we will strive to ensure that jointly produced murder equipment is used and that none will be delivered to saudi arabia during the night-month extension period. >> but the green party says the
technology for low bed semi traileler productction, for exa, could be usedd in conflicts. >> over there, you can build a simple truck or an armored transport vehicle full of weapons. it is like opening pandora's box. >> the greens on the left are demanding an immediate halt to these arms exports. >> german chancellor angela merkel has vowed to stand by ukraine in its effort to maintain territorial integrity. her pledge came during talks in berlin with ukrainian leader petro poroshenko, but the meeting was overshadowed by another issue.. poroshenko's bid to keep his job in a closely fought e election back home. >> this comedian used to play the ukrainian presesident on tv. now the aspiring politician is rehearsing for the real thing by meeting with french president emmanuel macron in paris, but he did not get an invitation to berlin. german chancellor angela merkel
drew criticism for welcome only ukrainian president petro poroshenko in the german capital and not his contender. merkel deflected a question about her appearing to favor r e incumbent at a joint news conference. "it was my decision to invite the president. we maintain steady contact with exchange during the election as well. i think it is important to keep talking." ukrainian voters s head to the polls in the runoff electioion n april 21. some dismissss the candidacy o f poroshenko's rival, a political novice, as a joke, but recent polls suggest he leads the president by a wide margin. poroshenko heaeaded to paris afr his berlin visit. french president emmanuel macron chose to receive both presidents
. >> a new exhibition in berlin sheds light the published -- the puzzling legacy of an artist, a key member of the expressionist movement, but his sympathy for the nazis has cast a shadow over his artwork. chancellor merkel recently removed two of his paintings from her office. now they are part of a show that aims to present the unvarnished truth about t the artist a and s art. >> knonown as a mastster of bold colors and a star of germany's expressionist movement, which was banned by it of hitler's regime. ironically, the artist was a fervent anti-semite and nazi. documents detailing his views are part of an exhibition in berlin. in a letter to his wife in may 1943, he wrote, "a handful of jews are sitting, grinning, safely behind governments, banks, and the world powers,
financing and stoking this gruesome global war." the archives of his estate pursue up for decades. it was not until six years ago that the estate director decided to open them. >> i'm astounded. it is not the result i was expecting, this belief in the nuts a regime to the bitter end of the second world war, this revolting anti-semitism. i really wish he had rejected these ideas earlier. >> in 1937, not seize modern art to be culturally corrupt -- nazis declared modern art to be culturally corrupt. he was shocked to see his works confiscated and shown in an exhibition of so-called regenerate art. he considered it a mistake as he counted many nazis among h his admirers. >> he was very aware of the hostility towards his work, but quite a few clues pointed to an impressive level of top level
nazis who were fans of his work. >> it were, however, despised his work, so it is all the more remarkablele that he ranked amog the top earning german painters in 1941. in 1938, he wrote a letter to propaganda minister joseph goebbels, once a fan of his work. he touted his art is being german, strong, austere, and intimate. he so wanted approval on the nazi regime that he began painting pictures of nazis -- a vikings, castles, and fire, well-known nazi favored topics. he painted himself as a victim of the nazis after he continued to be rejected.
>> knowing what i do now after this exhibition, i would not hang any of his works in my apartment. >> nor, it seems, would chancellor angela merkel. she has had two of his pieces removed. >> would you allow a stranger to listen to what you do in the privacy of your own home? if you own one of amazon's smart speakers, you could be doing just that. maya shwayder is here to talk about the eavesdropper millions of people have right in their living rooms. i see you brought a guest with you. >> indeed. this one is unplugged, so i think it is not listening to us, but you never know in this day and age. >> if this were plugged in, this is the echo device? >> it is a smart speaker from amazon and one of the jokes that was loading around when it first came out was you never know when it is listening. it says it is not always listening, but it might be and it turns out yes, it is. there is a person on the other end of the speaker listening to
what you are saying and recording it. the good news is that it is anonymized. names are not attached to it. your address is not attached, but there are account numbers attached to it and there's a stranger listening to whatever you say to the speaker in the intimacy of your o own home. we look at the original amazon alexa adds -- ads, they were very strong on the idea of this little robot being integrated into your family. it was a comfoforting device tht would help you livive your life. it was going to be safe, it was going to be your friend. it was going to be this little passive friend in your life, and now this story coming out has kind of blown that to smithereens. amazon has said that this is all about quality control, improving the mechanism. one of the advertising points they said is that alexa lives in the cloud and she's always
getting smarter, but it not this magical machine learning by which she is getting smarter. it's people. people are using her and teaching her how to be smarter. there is someone listening is the answer. >> what if i don't this thing listening cap >> the good news is there is an opt out option, but just as people don't know there is someone listening, they also know they can opt out of it. it turned out facebook was still tracking users for months after users deleted their facebook accounts. we can see the ad preference page on facebook where you can see how many advertisers have your information. you can control a little bit, but it's there long after you leave facebook, and even google, there was a report last year saying people were still being tracked by google after they turn off their location services in google. it's not only impossible not to
live your life without the services but it's also impossible to make them stop paying attention. if you were one of the 70 million people who bought one of these speakers last year, you should assume there is someone listening to you and recording what you're saying. >> maybe we should not be surprised by that. thank you for joining us. to nollywood now, the nigerian film industry, the second-largest in volume in the world. for years, it struggled to keep up with cutting-edge techniques often used in global cinema. one man, though, is trying to change that. a warning for our viewers -- this next report contains scenes of a graphic nature. >> it may look like an operating theater, but it's actually a movie set, and hakim is working his magic on an actor. the special effect makeup artist creates zombies for nollywood
and has built a reputation as one of the best in the business. >> throughout the world not only inin nigeria, but with luck, the professionalism and equality. until when i came, i can vividly say god used me to change, to have a turnaround in special effects. >> with or without the hand of god, nigerian filmlm is booming. talent, techniques, andnd productionon standards are improving all the time, sayays hakim. for him, the courier, the better -- for him, the goierier, the better. >> it is even a problem the
industry is facing now. >> while filmmakers around the world increasingly turned to animated characters, nelly would -- nollywood still thrives on the handcrafted magic of artists like hakim. carl: pretty good work. you are watching "dw news." i will be back after a short break for a deep dive into friday's stories including a new ban on transgender troops in the military. that's coming up on "the day." stay tuned.
twenty four france twenty four dot com. wewelcome back if you n need toe from paris on herself i gueuess andd be only thesese all the top stories this hour. no two calls magic change demonstrations continue -- and sit on a day off to the army ousted longtime president along all the *-*-. this is the sudanese protest movement says the leaders also military to auction close to all the *-*-. is a flick it may have stepped down but in algeria thousands of protesters rally in the capital for an eighth consecutive week. calling for an end to the country's ruling elite. algerian police meanwhile saying they've arrested a hundred eight people with that clashes off to college infiltrated