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>> this is dw news, live from berlin. the latest surge in covid-19 cases is worrying governments around the globe. many are imposing new restrictions and looking for ways to stop the rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant. joe biden and vladimir putin say that they will seek diplomatic solutions to discuss rising tensions over ukraine. >> we miss you, we love you, we
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thank you. >> those in south africa honor desmond tutu. in one of the biggest chinese lantern festivals right here in europe. a town in southwestern france lights up in spectacular fashion with displays brought in from china. welcome to the program. surgeon covid-19 infections are worrying governments around the globe. many are hastily introducing limits in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. officials say the omicron variant is driving the latest surge. >> the u.k. has been reporting record-breaking case numbers just like denmark.
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many countries in europe are seeing unprecedented peaks, the rapid spread of the covid-19 variant. germany case numbers are also rising. masks are especially effective against omicron. this is certainly different here in germany. >> the end of the year can be deceptive. fewer tests were administered. a spike may be seen quartz soon. this location in berlin carries out over a thousand tests per day.
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by mid january there should be a more realistic picture of the situation but the number of confirmed omicron cases is coming at a faster pace. it is entirely possible tha the scandinavian nations as factor. i think everyone understands that a virus will not stop at borders. federal and state officials in germany are due to meet to map out a strategy to combat the spread of the virus. >> we have this dr. online. he is an epidemiologist and a senior fellow. he joins us from washington dc. welcome back to dw news. we are hearing every day about these record numbers of cases all across europe and yet there are plenty of resources like booster shot and increased testing. what is driving this latest surge? >> thank you. thank you for having me.
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the booster rollout is incredibly inadequate. it is very slow and takes time to work. while omicron increases exponentially, you can only rollout boosters as you can but this is a virus. omicron is five or six times more contagious than delta which was already twice as contagious as the wuhan strain last year. we are talking about a strain that is potentially 10 times more contagious than before. nothing we do right now is enough to keep up unless you think of something on a societal scale. that is why with the mitigations that kept everone else in check, it won't be sufficient enough against omicron. and with high cases, you will balloon the number of people infected and ultimately overwhelm the hostiles -- hospitals. >> we have seen countries take
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different approaches but cases are huge everywhere. is there in argument for fewer restrictions like we have seen in the u.k.? >> no. fewer restrictions is not the way. when i say like it mitigation, i don't necessarily mean lockdown. you can have vaccine passports, you can have much more aggressive things like mask mandates. germany and austria already have them. and of course, premium masks. no more surgical, loosefitting masks, all of these are blanket mitigations and these blanket mitigations are what is needed to curtail an x financial rise. if those are not enough, we have to go to the next layer. but there are other things like ventilation standards, disinfection. those are all blanket level societal guidelines that can be put in place.
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we need blanket restrictions because boosters increase linearly. this virus increases five to six times more contagious leanne exponentially. that is why what we do with boosters now, it is too late by itself but you can curtail this. we have to think of more aggressive measures. because all right, we will have to leave it there. thank you for joining us. let's get a look at some of the other development in the pandemic. the u.s. centers for disease control is advising americans to avoid cruise sit -- cruise ship travel. france is banning the consumption of food and drink into and was, theaters and sports venues as well as on public transportation, all part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. new york city will ring in the new year in times square.
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the event will be scaled-back with smaller crowds and visitors will be required to have proof of vaccination. vladimir putin and joe biden are set to discuss tensions over ukraine in a call scheduled to begin in the hour. it is the second time this month that the two leaders have spoken with both sides acknowledging that negotiations are at an all-time low. moscow accuses nato of eastward expansion into its own backyard. let's get more on what we can expect from this phone call. we are joined from moscow. he is the director general of the russian international affairs council. a larger state-funded think tank and then we are joined by michael commits. he is a history professor at the catholic university of america and a former state department
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russian ukraine expert under president obama. welcome to dw news. this is the russian side that the white house says has called for these talks. what exactly is president putin likely to demand? >> first of all, i think it is clear that president putman would like to talk to president biden because he believes the u.s. president can deliver on what he promises. presidt biden committed to the new start agreement and he did it with no strings attached. he committed himself to this on cybersecurity with moscow and he actually entered this negotiation. europe might be in disarray. it is hard to count on either berl or paris. the united states remains an
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indispensable partner. i think the idea of putin is to touch base wh president biden on action to the proposals that re presented to the western side ely and to see what might fly with washington and what might fly with brusss and where the headlines are. i think that is already an important outcome that we will find out about later today. >> the doctor does not say anything much about ukraine. is that what i can expect here from the u.s. side? what exactly is going to be the details here russian mark -- here? >> there is considerable consultation between president biden and president zelensky. there's going to be nothing done
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without the knowledge and the permission of ukraine on the other hand. this is a bilateral phase of negotiation and it is at the highest levels of the russian-american governments and we will see what they can accomplish in the next two weeks. >> back over to you. the u.s. has allies. they say the solution to this current crisis is simple. russian is to pull back its troops from the ukrainian border. what other message is putin sending except to threaten ukraine th this troop presence? >> i think the mesge is very clear. they areot happy about the current of elements in europe with the security situation in the space and they wld like to get some assurances from nato that it would practice prudence
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and constraints in terms of future deployments or military cooperation with ukraine which is a country very close to russia. this rubber sense and existential challenge to russian security. >> the u.s. and nato forces have not taken any particular territory. they are within their borders. it has been russian troops that have gone into ukraine and taking crimea. what role does that play in terms of security affairs? >> right now, the movements of the russia troops -- natoas extended its military cooperation with ukraine a we see turkish drones used. we can see some u.s.-made litary hardware utized in the east of ukraine.
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this is something that i think creas concerns. nato might upgrade its military cooperation with ukraine. ukraine willse mitary power to solve the proem. >> can you respond to that? >> that is very fraught language. that is not the languag the u.s. govnment would use. the position of the u.s. government is that ukraine is sovereign and can make the security choices it wishes to make. give it wishes to have a closer relationship with the american military, so be it. on the other hand, is a the
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biden administration is aware it is treading on very sensitive ground when it comes to its military relatiohip with ukraine and the biden administration has its own reservations about ukraine's entry into the nato alliance. we'll see what they can accomplish in the next two weeks. the united states would not accept that ukraine is in the russian sphere of influence. >> we will have to leave it there. a lot more to come as this call takes place. thank you, both of you for your time and your views. a jury in the united states has found ghislaine maxwell guilty of helping jeffrey epstein abuse underage girls over some years. after five days of deliberations, the jury found maxwell guilty on five counts including recruiting and
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grooming the victims. she could spend the rest of her life in prison. >> recruiting and grooming teenage victims and trafficking a minor. these are the heavy charges ghislaine maxwell was found guilty of by the new york jury. the road to justice has been far too long. but today, just has been done. no one, no matter how powerful or well-connected is above the law. corks going maxwell is the daughter of robert maxwell. in court, accusers showed evidence of maxwell's close relationship to convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. epstein was jailed in 2019 for sex trafficking minors. he committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial. glenn maxwell was found to have helped epstein systematically procure young girls.
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some as young as 14. the charges against maxwell were brought forward by four victims. many more feel they have been served justice. >> this is a victory for all of the victims. i think this is a victory for all young children, boys, girls, women and men who were victims of abusers like this. it will give them the needed push to step forward and to speak their truth and to hopefully get justice like these young girls have with respect to mix -- respect to miss maxwell. >> the defense says the 60-year-old is being used as a scapegoat for other people's crimes. >> week firmly believe in her innocence. obviously we are very disappointed with the verdict. we have already started working on the appeal and we are confident she will be vindicated. everyone be healthy and have a happy new year.
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>> maxwell now stands to spend the rest of her life in prison if she receives the maximum possible sentence of 55 years. -- 65 years. >> this is the largest nonprofit anti-sexual violence organization in the u.s.. thank you for being here to talk about this import topic. what does this mean for survivors? >> thank you for having me. we are so relieved to see the guty verdict for the survivors who have been so brave. finally seeing someone being held accountable for what they experienced. we know that for survivors of sexual violence, the odds are very low. even years later, even if they are powerful and well-connected. >> exactly. because that so often is another
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case, do you think this verdict is a turning point in anyway? >> i tnk this is part of a positive pattern we have been seeing. we have seen several high-profile powerful individuals from harvey weinstein to maxwell now being held accountable for their crimes. that sends a powerful message to people. we know the statistics are low for how many people actually get justice in these kinds of cases. particularly when they are stacked up against a perpetrator with financial means and powerful connections. a lot of survivors feel it just might not be worth it to subject -- worth it to subject themselves if they don't have a chance at justice. hopefully people are seeing that that tide is turning.
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>> now let's get around his mother had learned. doctors incident say security forces has -- have shot dead protesters. they are calling for a peaceful transition to free elections. police in hong kong have formally charged to senior editors from the online news outlet with sedition. the announcement comes a day after authorities raided the offices of them. the anti-apartheid letter and nobel peace laureate desmond tutu denied -- died. people across south africa have been paying their respects. >> just a simple wooden coffin for a man who has been
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remembered as a humble hero. scores gathered into handspring and cape town to remember desmond tutu. one of the rainbow nations most revered voices for human rights. his successor embrace one of his daughters. she is grieving the father as tutu was known to so many south africans. >> we need to pray for her. we need to assure her that we love her, even when the data is gone. >> tutu did not want to be remembered with pomp. inside the cathedral, small ceremony was held. leaders and ordinary south africans alike laid flowers and
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those gathered performed songs and some of his favorite hymns. his grandson spoke and thanked mourners for helping his family through a time. >> we have been reassured by the outpouring of love and prayers and support that have poured i from around the world that he wi not be out of my just because he is out of sight. >> we miss you. we love you. we thank you. >> as his coffin was carried out, members of the public sang songs in celebration of his life and legacy. born under apartheid, he dreamed of a different sou africa and through his ministry, he helped bring that nation into being. >> as 2021 trust to a close, dw
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news is looking back at some of our more notable reports from the year and one of them is about the taliban declaring war on drug production in afghanistan. even the opium and heroin has long been a major part of its economy and a source of income for the taliban, it is estimated that around 1.4 billion u.s. dollars worth of opium leaves the otherwise impoverished country every year. it is thought to cover 80% of global opium and heroin supplies. in the legal industry worth tens of billions of dollars all based on initial afghan stash afghan exports. many farmers find opium is the only reasonable option in a totally destroyed economy. in one of our standout reports, nick connolly met some of those afghans.
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they said nothing else can pay their bills. >> this bridge has long been home to kabul's last known drug users. it is being taken to forcible treatment centers. >> they come and beat us up. if they catch you, you're sure to get a beating. they tell us to stop using drugs and change our ways and they go after the dealers. >> after years of earning protection money while fighting their insurgency, the taliban w say they want to put an end to the cultivation of the country's most valuable export. draft, coming consumer demand and port closures have seen incomes window. the one crop still working for these farmers is the opium poppy.
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the only thing they changed was to drive opium prices up. >> i could not even sell onions for $.20 a sack. these are illegal drugs and we know that but what else can we do? >> afghanistan cost land borders largely shut. while smuggling routes have stayed open. this farmer lost his leg to a soviet landmine as a child. more recently, they targeted taliban insurgents. they brought their own improvised minds, leading some -- leaving some fields to difficult to cultivate.
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he has planted cannabis instead. >> apart from the leaves, we get the seeds to feed our chickens. it does not go bad stores like onions. >> margins here are tight even at the best of times. right now, he is struggling to find this. money he has no chance of making with legal crops. > if the international committee was helping us, we would not be growing cannabis or opium poppies. we would rather grow legal crops but the big crops and up with foreign smugglers. >> for now, there is little prospect of international aid coming. without it, afghanistan's account may looks set to suffer for the for siebel future. opening the way for more poppies and cannabis across these fields.
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>> the lantern festival near the city of toulouse is one of the biggest of its kind. take a look. >> glass filled with colored liquid. 2800 lanterns lit up by leds. this park is filled with eliminations. we saw the animals and the airplane. in the giant panda as well. nice. >> alec the pandas and the big tower is very beautiful. there are different themes, air travel, chinese art. you can learn a lot about
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chinese traditions here and that is great. there are strong echoes of china here because everything comes from china. every single item originated there and was installed here by chinese craftsmen. a french businessman came up with a lantern. china's lantern festival is huge. 10 times the size of this one. it is impossible not to love the lanterns and sculptors there. everything was tailor-made for us. we have a lake we can use and we have up a go to for the emperor and about which travels down the
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rive -- boa that travels down the river. the lantern festival runs until the end of january. >> get it while you can, stay here. we have a focus on europe featuring a report. you will want to watch that. we will see you soon.
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♪ >> u.s. president joe biden says the capitol riot are's held a dagger to the throat of democracy. tributes are being paid to the police officers who faced up to an angry mob. we will be crossing to our washington correspondent for the analysis. 18 soldiers killed. unknown numbers of protesters also. troops are being sent to
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kazakhstan in a state of national emergency as riots spread. it started in protests over the price increase of liquid gas. controversial vaccine pass voted through the national assembly here in france just after 5 a.m. this morning. the bill still has to be approved senate. thank you very much for being with us. joe biden says he will not let anyone hold a dagger to the throat of democracy. the u.s. presidents words come on the first anniversary of the capital right. false claims that the election had been fixed. the results stolen. joe biden spoke earlier. >> what kind of nation or going to be? are we going to be a nation that
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accepts violence as a norm? are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed rule of the people? are we going to be a nation that lives not on the truth, but in the shadow of lives? we cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. the way forward is to recognize the truth. to live by it. >> that was u.s. president joe biden. our correspondent is waiting for us there in washington. good evening to you. joe biden was clear on who he thinks is to blame for last year's right. -- riot. >> definitely after spending much of that year since january 6 attack on the capital having to address or talk about his
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predecessor. this time, he did not hold back his punches on former president donald trump. he did not address him directly by name, but he called him the defeated former president, that he was solely to blame for what happened, that he had been spreading lies for months before the january 6 on the capitol. that was the message from joe biden who had forceful words and words that donald trump doesn't like to be attributed or to be used against him. if he did. some -- defeated. someone who lost the election. joe biden talking about donald trump's bruised ego saying that donald trump's wrist ego -- bruised ego was more important to him than protecting the
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constitution of the united states. joe biden going out in full force against his predecessor attacking him for being behind and responsible for what happened. he also attacked some of donald trump's supporters. the rioters and republican lawmakers who he said supported the former president and went along with allies that the 2020 election had been stolen. then, he ended on a hopeful note talking about the work ahead to protect, defend, and to strengthen u.s. democracy. he said that could only be possible by uniting americans, reminding americans that this is the united states of america.
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>> the democrats have been commemorating the bravery of the police that day one year ago. republicans, absent basically. >> it is a very stark contrast between how the democrats are marking this day and how the republicans are. you saw throughout the day, the democrats gathering talking about what happened on january 6 putting it into political context. also discussing their experiences a year ago. what they went through when this building was stormed by the rioters. to mark the day by remembering what happened so that no one forgets how insane some of the images were and how much it started the country. --scarred the country. many republicans chose not to be around the capitol while this is
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happening. they focus on the security of it, not so much the political aspect of it. the only republicans that were here and who spoke out in public work staunch allies of donald trump. representative matt gaetz and marjorie taylor greene who held a press conference to talk about what they called the republican side of what happened. they said they did not want to let the democrats and the mainstream media label them as being guilty or responsible for what happened and they wanted to get their side of the story. otherwise, the republicans playing low-profile today. the strategy of the republicans is condemning the violence but staying away from having to talk about and give their opinion about whether donald trump had anything to do with january 6 or not.
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>> where is the investigation up to now? >> the january 6 committee is continuing its work going full speed ahead talking to a lot of people and they are getting closer to donald trump's inner circle. part of that is what happened last night. stephanie grisham, the former press secretary, she was meeting with the january 6 committee last night. she spoke to them for about an hour. she answered all of their questions and said that she is fully cooperating with them and there are more people who were working in the trump white house who have been cooperating with the january 6 committee. they may not be household names, for they have firsthand knowledge of situation in the days leading up to january 6 and donald trump's behavior, his state of mind during that time. the hours when he was as joe
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biden said sitting around watching the events unfold without doing anything. that is the goal of the january 6 committee, getting to what exactly happened. what was the state of mind, how this all unfolded, and their ultimate goal is to figure out what responsibility the former president had in the storming of the capital which is very vivid in everybody's minds. whether they are democrats or republicans, they don't see it the same way but they want to get to the bottom of what is going on and they say that maybe we could soon be getting these hearings in public because they want the american public to hear directly from some of those people. >> thank you very much. next, 18 members of the security forces have been confirmed killed in the riots in kazakhstan.
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two of the dead officers were decapitated. the number of the dead is thought to be much higher. at least 2000 protesters have been arrested and a national state of emergency is declared. russia and its allies have responded to the call and they have sent peacekeeping troops to help stop the riots. the riots started with sharp increase in the price of liquefied gas. our reporter has more on the worldview of this crisis. >> doesn't demonstrate outside of the parliament in pport of ighborin kazakhstan. kurdistan is one of the six member states of the collective suit -- security treaty
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organization. the russian version of nato. the military alliance led by moscow has decided to send troops to kazakhstan at the request of the president in the first joint action since its founding in 1999. the ruler of ali riske, another -- belarus, anotr member notes this is a scenario his government was able to avoid following the elections. [speaking foreign language] >> as dozens died, the u.n. and the west called for restraint. condemning the violence and looting, the eu said it regretted any loss of life.
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earlier as has extends president blames the violence on foreign backed terrorist groups, white house dismissed rumors that the u.s. had instigated the riots. >> there are some crazy russian claims about the u.s. being behind this. let me use this opportunity to convey that as false and part of the standard russian disinformation playbook. >> china is keeping its distance for now. the foreign ministry saying the authorities should be able to handle its internal affairs. >> we are watching all development on that situation in kazakhstan from all angles. let's bring you more on covid-19 starting here in france. 261,481 new cases. you can see that is going down, but it is still a substantial number of great concern to the political classes and all citizens in france.
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204 more people have lost their lives due to covid. 64 more patients are in the icu. the controversial vaccine passes were approved through the national assembly. it still needs to be approved by the senate, dominated by the french right and members are anticipated. the issue has made many people angry. resident macron stressed his determination to make life uneasy for those who choose not to get vaccinated. with the title of infections, there are questions over the wisdom of keeping schools open. there are no record numbers of children in hospital because of covid. >> record shattering numbers of
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covid cases in france and record levels of children in intensive care. francis health minister said tuesday more than 60 children are being treated for severe covid. >> there are 64 children hospitalized in pediatric intensive care for serious covid. this is twice the maximum reported since the start of the pandemic. in november or december, 30 children were in intensive care on a given day. >> there is no evidence that omicron is more dangerous for children. because it is more contagious, there are more cases and more chances for kids to get sick. adding to that, those under five cannot get the vaccine yet. the same trend was reported when macron pour through south africa and it is happeng in the united states. this complicating the debate
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over returning kids to classrooms. in the u.s. and france, schools reopened after the winter holidays with renewed concerns of covid spread. >> my child is an elementary school. he received his first vaccination and he will have a second. there are still children who have been hospitalized and above all, we have two slow contamination. reporter: the u.s. and french governments say keeping schools open and safe is a priority. schools in some part of the u.s. are teaching remotely again or have delayed opening due to concerns over rising pediatric cases. >> for more on the covid situation and all the world news, stay with us here on france 24. ♪
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>> from above them as if raining from the sky, the women begin to sing. he shouts for his men to move faster, keep going, do not stop until we have one. together, they race to where -- aware on of other beating hearts. the battle cries that surgeon violent waves from their women as they move swift footed and proud through the air. >> that was a passage from "the shadow king" by ethiopian american author maaza mengiste it is set during the invasion of 1935. it is being published in france this month. welcome and thank you for taking the time to chat with us.
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also for reading a passage from the book. >> thank you, it is a pleasure to be here. anchor: the shadow king was released in 2019 and it was praised. there were two african women authors. is there more room made for african authors? >> i see this as part of a pattern. they are taking note of what authors from africa have been doing for decades. we have been their writing often for each other. now it has been exciting to see. also due to the publishing industry developing across africa, there is communication on the continent and i find that exhilarating.
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>> you both portray strong female characters. we spoke with her back in 2020 and she told us about her arrest for participating in a demonstration. we asked her why women with placards represent such a threat. >> it is simply a pern expressing their own views and agency. it is a government that has really thrived on repreingny kind of dissent, any kind of debate, any kind of questioning. they cannot afford to allow people to be seen to do that. to express dissent in a peaceful way. to question them. and get away with it. by doing that, people will see that it is possible to question and to impact on the way the country is run.
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showing others it is possible to question and impact the way a country is run. marjorie: do you think this explains why soldiers you portray were writtenut of history books? >> i believe so. i believe a woman who stands up and rebels is a threat. a threat not only in the street where she chooses to go out. not only in the street, but also against the state. a woman's rebellion begins in the house when she steps outside. i think it is aptly sho with the characters own example when she was standing on the street with a pluck. she symbolized to me a trifecta of rebellion against the home, the street, and the state. for the ruling powers, a woman who does that is terrifying.
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marjorie: you spent a decade writing this novel. you learned the language and you rummaged through archives. many italians are not aware of this page of history and the role it -- that ethiopian women played on the battlefield. can you tell us more? >> this is a moment that 1935, the fascists invaded ethiopia in an attempt to colonize it. it was a brutal war. it killed thousands of people and affected ethiopia and italians. when italy lost this war, it was better to ignore the loss. i have often heard from italians who have heard a little bit
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about this history in their history books. they will often tell me we built roads, we built bridges. this is the part of the history that textbooks will eggnog us, because they don't want to acknowledge the brutality and ultimately the defeat. this is a moment that many historians call the first real war of world war ii. marjorie: you have wide-ranging female characters from the young vulnerable and quite strong made to the wife to the prostitute. some scenes are tough to read. i read that you rewrote the book to make it more centered around female characters. what prompted you to do so? >> thank youor that question. finished wasn't a good book.
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it wasn't proud of it, it wasn't the book that i imagined i wanted to write and it was male centered. i was writing a story based on things that i had heard growing up, but thoseersions of this moment in ethiopian history still tended to prioritize the men. at some point, i started discovering the women in this and one headline after another, one article after another showed to me that they were much more central than i had originally thought. i decided to get rid of the old draft which was a little bit hard. i started again and centered women and everything seemed to come alive after that. marjorie: your book is centered around the 1930's, but fast forward to these days.
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it sometimes feel like no progress has been made. what are your thoughts? >> there is violence against women in the tigray region and other regions. it is also something we have been discussing but we need to continue discussing around the world. domestic violence is a global illness. it is a global disease. we have seen in the united states that often, these shooters that move into public spaces and begin to kill strangers often have charges of domestic violence against them before they pick up the gun and go out to kill strangers. this violence pitch awaits other violence is. we have to stop that. in order to make all of us safe.
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marjorie: i would like to move onto photography which also plays a big part in this story. you have created an online archive about the war. let's take a glimpse. ♪ marjorie: 100 characters is of jewish origin stuck amongst
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mussolini's armies on the ground. what drew you so much to photography? >> photography was almost -- used against a weapon against colonized people. in order to subjugate a group, you had to create a narrive that they deserved that or they need that kind of rule, that kind of power inflicted on them. i knew that mussolini was aware of the power of visuals, of film, of photography. i wanted to consider what it might have been like for a young photographer, a young soldier who was italian but also jewish to be on the ground in a war in ethiopia making images that he feels uneasy about but he is also ordered to do this and he is complicit in the violence.
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at some point during this war as into somaticaws -- anti-semitic laws are implemented, he becomes aware of the violence and bigotry that he was helping to enforce in ethiopia. these are questions that go beyond this time about complicity's, compliances, the ways that those in power eventually become vtims of the power that they helped to create. i wanted to explore that through this novel. marjorie: "the shadow king" is full of wonderful characters. we are coming unfortunately to a close of the show. we always and encore asking our guest for some recommendations and cultural pix. aware of a brillnt youngeveryone
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artist by the name of helena based in the united states. she is doing work that is slowly making itself known to the rest of the world. she has an exhibit in boston but she is producing work that is now in new york city and has made it to sweden and peaps even london. it is slowly moving out. i want to alert the world that she is one i am watching. marjorie: we will end the show with some of her work currently on display in boston. thank you maaza mengiste for taking the time to talk to france 24. your book is being published this month in france. stay tuned to all of our culture news via our website and our
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