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and i'm going to. come back in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examines one man's extraordinary battle for justice in ghana at this time i am. ivory coast says prime minister dies after collapsing during a cabinet meeting just weeks after being confirmed as the ruling party's presidential candidate. i am. clear watching al-jazeera live from doha with me for the battle also ahead. use knocks on our side in leading the u.n. warns foreign interference in libya has reached unprecedented levels for getting insults of the past the u.s. president has what he describes as a tremendous relationship with mexico. and sebi as president delays new court
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advice restrictions as protesters keep up the pressure over his handling of the pandemic. i am. the air. ivory coast is facing new political uncertainty after the sudden death of its prime minister amadou gone coolly but he was also the ruling party's candidate for the presidential election this is clear but he just moments before a cabinet meeting where he collapsed he was later confirmed dead in hospital he returned to ivory coast just last week after medical treatment in fronts in march the 61 year old was hand-picked by president alassane ouattara who said he would not seek a 3rd term make us hike is following developments from neighboring senegal. this is a big blow for the president because with this death comes a political crisis a political void the question is now who will replace coulibaly who was the chosen
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successor to want to or are expected to run in the next upcoming presidential election in october and whoever will come next will have to defeat the candidates which are only going to be a former president of ivory coast a heavyweight of the opposition and the young newcomer that was once a close ally of watch our. sorow so the announcement of his death is very problematic for want to not only that is problematic for the stability of ivory coast we know that in the past presidential elections have has led to conflict not just conflict but civil war in 2011 the election between president once and it all bugged culminated into a civil war that left 3000 people dead and what people in ivory coast want to see
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is don't repeat from the past they want to see a man that can bring stability and unite all ivorians and for the president that man was the man that died today during the cabinet meeting. chief executive director of the africa international media group she says clearly bodies death creates uncertainty over the country's political situation the main problems occurring now you know we watch eat what really happened because we will we can reckon with a lot of tensions and also maybe president what i will say when it comes to sion allows me to run again and facing that situation we have a not a full of president 86 years old limey and yet a lot of tension we don't unite about candidates. within my party still maybe iran meisner president went to war was not in a great comfortable position. to to begin with but now with this openly
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everybody all the political also may feel that means this signal to come up with their own ambitions and really i think it may be great tense. in other world news the un secretary general is warning of unprecedented levels of foreign interference in libya and tony of the terrorists is urging warring parties and their international backers to end the political stalemate and agree to a ceasefire a diplomatic editor james space has more from the u.n. headquarters in new york. 2020 was the year the u.n. and the international community said they would bring peace to libya instead violence has intensified with repeated war crimes mass graves and civilian casualties there are new risks as well as opportunities for peace now that general have to forces have been pushed all the way to sirte side is not on our side in
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libya. the conflict is and the new phase is foreign interference reaching and dissident levels including in the delivery of sophisticated equipment and the number of mercenaries involved in the fighting. germany has been leading international efforts in january it pulled together key players at a conference in birdland germany now has the presidency of both the e.u. and of the un security council its foreign minister was blunt some of the countries who signed up to the berlin communique 6 months ago have been undermining it ever since with their actions foreign interference in may and the main driver of the conflict in libya it must be approach to an end that means no more plaints no more tanks no more trucks or cargo ships full of weapons
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and no matter what lights so will those directly involved in libya now back down representatives of russia egypt and the united arab emirates said they support the un position even though they're widely believed to back general have to militarily france has a growing strategic partnership with the u.a.e. and was strongly critical of fellow nato member turkey the main supporter of the government of national accord the problem is this reporter's of general haftar know he's now in a much we can position and they may want to bolster his military standing before any negotiations on the other side supporters of the government of national accord no battle with haftar in sirte would be very bloody but after that there be an open road to the part of libya where much of the country's oil infrastructure is based james bays al-jazeera at the united nations. so be as president has delayed
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re-imposing weekend curfew a weekend curfew as part of coronavirus restrictions but that didn't solve thousands from gathering for a 2nd day of protests in belgrade police used tear gas on demonstrators who tried to storm the parliament building protestors are calling on alexander vote changed to resign they say spot a responsible for a spike in factions accusing him of lifting measures to early to hold elections dusan haji mikhalevich is in belgrade he says police have managed to clear most of the protesters from the streets we could see that the police was better prepared tonight than they were lost last night yesterday so they had a better tactics tonight so they sort of attacked the demonstrators they tried to disperse them around the national assembly because most of them with routers through thousands of few 1000 of them gathered in front of the national assembly and they pushed them away into the surrounding streets so they made sort of a small pockets of demonstrators around the national assembly thus making them
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easier to remove the demonstrators from the streets so most of the demonstrators went home and there is nobody in the streets but there is also still a group of demonstrators some i don't know 500 meters away from the national assembly and in front of them it is a huge amount of police who they there know in some kind of a standoff. the police is a strong units of the police special and there is the unit of of police of serbia join their merry regular police cavalry they're all at that side for the last i don't know hour or so they're having sort of small clashes some points the demonstrators would go towards the police then the police would to respond to the those clashes and that's that the situation this. and but most of all of the
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demonstrators are no off the streets. after months of taking aim at mexico the u.s. president has welcomed his mexican counterpart to the white house and raise money and no pay as obrador has been criticized for holding talks with donald trump who remains a divisive figure in mexico over is immigration policies and border wall a leftist leader defended the trade press trade related some democrats say trump wants to use the occasion to drum up support among hispanic voters ahead of november's election the relationship between the united states and mexico has never been closer than it is right now and as the president said a little while ago people were betting against that they were actually betting against it. but it's never been stronger never been closer to doing tremendous job together we're cherish friends partners and neighbors our cooperation is founded on mutual trust and mutual respect between the 2 of us and between our 2 countries
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he'd book a yes but he say i decided to come because it was very important for us to launch this new agreement but i also wanted to thank the people of the u.s. government and you president trump for being increasingly respectful of our fellow mexicans and for your personal support in acquiring medical equipment to treat coronavirus patients that's why i'm here to express to the american people that their president has treated us with kindness and respect long live the friendship of our 2 nations. there's my canada has more from washington. very much a u. turn from the nature of the relationship in the past certainly the 2 presidents in a warm relationship explain a strange ing complements to each other making very clear their view of the importance of this new trade deal which was formally signed by the 2 presidents in the course of the day one must remember that president trump when he was threatening to break down the previous trade deal that was an element of real
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threat to mexico which is exceedingly reliance on its relationship both the united states and with canada that was in a way what brought the mexican president around that threat of economic action being taken by the president hence the signed on to the new trade deal a trade deal which is now in force and a one in which both presidents expressed the hope we'll see for one thing a greater use of local content for example so certainly this a major step forward in terms of the relationship between mexico and the united states when i speak to christopher wilson now his deputy director of the mexico institute at the wilson center he's via skype from washington d.c. very good to have you with us on al-jazeera the relationship between trump and lopez obrador appear to be a friendly one today at the white house but it's hard to forget that trump's campaign 4 years ago was launched on an on time mexican agenda almost he was going
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to build a wall of for us and mexico would pay for mexicans were criminals he said rapist and the president of mexico himself hasn't had kind words for donald trump in the past but all that seems to be forgotten now what's changed. well what's so interesting is that the policies and rhetoric from president from on a day to day basis and not changed that much he still is pushing mexico to be an extension of u.s. immigration policy howard's migrants seeking asylum in the united states but other cases the process used the national guard in mexico to block migrants from among through mexico to the united states and generally speaking in rather aggressive terms of about the country now he doesn't speak that way about the president himself there is respect and this is what the 2 presidents are talking about between each other as individuals perhaps even some sort of strange come rothery because of their similar populist styles of governing and distaste for institutions
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but the relationship itself i mean when i hear that it's you president's day today speaking from the rose garden about how wonderful the relationship is i i just have to ask myself what world they're living in because it's not the same one 'd that i'm living in watching these policies and all and watching really harm be done to us max oh relations as a result of this is about symbolism rather than substance he would say. absolutely the day was full of symbolism 1st the mexican president went to the lincoln memorial a president that's well liked in mexico and a sort of a symbol of friendship then to a statue of benito juarez a former mexican president that is a hero in mexico and was friends with partners with president lincoln. visited so it was a symbol they rated the u.s. and the new trade agreement without really offering a new substance there wasn't
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a conversation about how they would manage the trading relationship going forward how they would help each other to manage the coby crisis or were how the united states could support. lowering levels of violence in mexico that are at record levels that the 2 countries are in crisis right now and we saw a visit full of symbols not not real progress on 2 countries in crisis you say and like trump you know pays off a door is under fire for his response to the coronavirus pandemic in mexico why do you think he made the decision to make this visit now 2 years into his presidency do you think this will play out well for the mexican president both at home and in the u.s. among the mexican migrant community who send record nevels of remittances remittances back home. yeah i mean i think it's a very risky move on his part on the one hand i mean he came to united states to do exactly what he said which is to celebrate the entrance into force of the new trip
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. across north america at the u.s. and he want to take some credit for that and it is a real achievement so that's that's pretty reasonable but in part he's also leaving the country now this is his 1st trip abroad he has not left the country since becoming president almost 2 years ago and so yesterday and his 1st trip abroad he does it at a time when mexico is in crisis and economic crisis with a health crisis and so it appears that he's you know or attempting to escape that narrative that he's facing back home and bringing attention instead to something that is more positive or that he hopes will be more positive the other risk of course is that he's entering a political climate in the united states in which an election is about to occur certainly the campaigns are heating up in the united states and so he he brings you know the risk of sort of being coronavirus the risk of entering domestic politics in the united states something that mexico should really never do because it should
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have strong relations with any party and any president in the united states and so this is you know a way to distract maybe in a way to draw attention to something positive but one that could easily backfire mexicans remember in 2016 when president trump was a candidate and was invited to mexico. you know nicely while in mexico but then returned to the united states and talked about how mexico would pay for the wall mexican president at the time was sort of seen as a prop to trump campaign and i think there's a some level of risk that that the replay with today's thank you so much for talking to us christopher wilson from the wilson center in washington d.c. thank you for your time thanks for having me. same ahead on al-jazeera a new warning from neurologists in the u.k. about the minke between potentially fatal brain damage and covert 19 plus the fallout roles for colombia's military over a gang rape that spock's national out each.
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leg. hello one day off a q she with the rain is coming back again this system been very active in the last week or so producing floods throughout this part of china as the yanks the size and devastating floods with loss of life in some parts of japan has been the real target in the rain is building up again. with a proper way suggesting rain taken into science career the training front produces more of a q. should draw the less the honshu on notice so once again is where we don't want it chinese and as you say it hasn't moved very much but i think it's going to be slowly north come the weekend south of all it's quite active again for the philippines borneo and some are way see if you're in java chances are you get
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a dried day passing shower maybe you can see the constructions to the north and singapore's included the not daily shower tally but not so much in vietnam or ptolemy of mars become rather dry here the concentration the rain is a bit further north certainly the northeast of india and running up through the plane to new delhi and beyond it's been cheri whether there's more to come just off the coast of the remains of what has been 5 days of persistent rain is finally disappearing for a dry weekend. but . for thousands of years farmers and shepherds have lived. but their traditional way of life is below the generation. as israel plans an extension into the occupied west bank. al-jazeera world goes to the jordan valley where illegal settlements have already expanded and asks what the future holds for these
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palestinians from which shepherds of the jordan valley on al-jazeera. the end of. our top stories on al-jazeera ivory coast as prime minister has died after fainting during a cabinet meeting i'm a grown man was the ruling party's candidate for the presidential election in october is death creates uncertainty over the ports the u.n. secretary general is warning of unprecedented levels of foreign interference in libya until you go terry says agene warring parties and their international backus to end the political stalemate and agree to a ceasefire and the u.s.
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president has welcomed his mexican counterpart to the white house sundress munyon opens over door has been criticized for holding talks with donald trump who remains a divisive figure in mexico over his immigration policies and border with. the u.s. where more than half the states in the country are seeing a rise in the number of corona virus infections on wednesday is set a new single day record in cases the u.s. has the highest death toll of any nation but despite that secretary of state michael bell says the world is looking to the u.s. for guidance as a global leader in the fight against the pandemic given it is on the reports from new york. in states like new york where i'm at in new jersey the neighboring states the numbers have come way down but overall in the united states it's a much much different story 35 states right now in the u.s. currently are seeing their numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing and
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there's only 3 states that see the numbers decreasing of the numbers of the states that are hardest hit on this give you a few anecdotes from california the governor just said there that in the last 2 weeks the number of hospitals ations has gone up by over 40 percent in arizona they're saying only 145 i.c.u. beds are available left in the state in texas more than 10000 confirmed cases there on tuesday a record for the state for a 24 hour period and in florida the epicenter of a core of virus outbreak in the u.s. right now there are 42 hospitals that say they have no longer had any i.c.u. beds available for patients anymore so you look at these numbers and they are not very good they're trending in the wrong direction nevertheless as you mentioned secretary of state might pompei o says and claims that the u.s. is a model for the rest of the world. in the u.k.
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neurologists are warning that the corona virus could cause serious or potentially fatal brain damage a study suggests it can lead to severe neurological complications including psychosis strokes and nerve damage howdy manji coauthored the study and explains the findings we always knew that 1000 had the potential to affect the brain from our experience of saws and mergers and the 1st studies from china suggest about 30 percent of patients with coated 19 had neurological symptoms and what our study has done is show what these new lot of complications are so we found cases of inflammation of the brain we have patients who have strokes and the strokes are in association with clotting elsewhere in the lungs for example because the blood in coated 19 patients is very thick and sticky we also had patients who had delirium.
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because of the infection because of hypoxia and because of sepsis and so the impact obviously is dramatic but i would emphasize that these numbers are small considering that overall the 11000000 people infected with 150-0000 deaths the majority of patients in our study had 1000 illness of varying severity a summit very mild chest disease so mad very severe disease but there were some where the neurological presentation was the 1st manifestation of 19 so i think that's important to recognize that it's not just respected treat complications but neurological computational though small in numbers need to be recognized as a presenting feature of this infection. the u.n. security council has voted against the russian proposal to reduce cross border aide access to syria the council has until friday to agree on future operations on tuesday russia and china vetoed a rival resolution which was backed by all other members of the security council
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the u.s. says moscow's proposal would have cut off fly sitting assistance for millions of syrians the united states has threatened to stop aids to work in a fast saw over reported on the killings this comes after human rights watch report that bodies of at least $100.00 men have been found in mass graves they were discovered near the northern town of the government is investigating claims its forces carried out the killings government troops have been battling insurgent attacks by armed groups in the region the violence has forced more than 700000 people from their homes since last year kareen defies the west africa director for human rights watch she says the allegations them from the men disappearing in an area controlled by the army. well according to the 23 g. bo residents from various different sectors with whom i spoke they firmly believe all of them that. the vast majority of those that were found dead on the streets
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and along the highways of people were killed by the security forces now they say this for a couple reasons number one because well you know at the epicenter of this conflict in the north it's controlled by the army and also there is a curfew. that's you know very strong curfew and people described how trucks were driving around and they heard the sounds of gunfire in the following morning they then found these bodies so they couldn't think of any other explanation for armed groups feeling comfortable enough to be driving around in the middle of a town controlled by the army this isn't the 1st time that we have made these kinds of allegations and other international organizations and local organizations have also presented credible evidence also people described a number of those 180 men a good number who were last seen in the custody of the security forces which again lends credibility to their involvement they have they systematically open investigations which of course we welcome but we're concerned about the lack of progress into those investigations and you know that this could really reflect
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a lack of political will to get to the bottom of this. it's a crime that spock's national outrage in colombia the gang rape of an indigenous girl last month by a group of soldiers that stand the spotlight on the military's record of sexual violence and human rights abuses as a country struggles to overcome decades of conflict and less on the amputee has a story from bogota. there was shock in colombia when the 7 soldiers admitted kidnapping and raping an 11 year old indigenous girl 2 weeks ago. protests broke out outside a number of army bases across the country demanding justice as more abuse cases came to light. the usually reticent armed forces publicly admitted that since 2016 at least $100.00 the incidents of sexual violence against minors have been or still are being investigated. while 45 soldiers have been sacked another 75
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remain active despite evidence against them. with. the military forces and its institutions should be protecting our rights not violating them if those who are supposed to protect our territories are abusing and threatening us what can we expect by the rest even wars when we see there's a level of silence by the institutions trying to keep these cases invisible. indigenous communities have long been vulnerable to sexual violence by both legal and illegal armed forces in the country's internal conflict and the signing of a peace deal with fart rebels in 2016 hasn't stopped the crimes as pressure mounted the head of the army announced that another 31 soldiers were going to be discharged but insisted that it had never tried to protect the soldiers implicated. no colombian soldiers trained within the institution to attack the human rights of boys girls or adolescents. it has been
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a particularly bad year for colombian armed forces as a number of scandals have affected its image from accusations of illegals lying to the possible return of extrajudicial killings but for many here sexual violence cases that were truly the last straw a new poll shows and the president did fall in support from 85 percent to 48 percent in less than 6 months it was monk. who led an investigation uncovering one of the abuses says that while military scandals are nothing new to the men's for justice show colombian society is changing. since we used to have a major internal conflict society forgive the military because there was a big enemy the father. but there is no father anymore and so said he is not willing to forgive anymore and these scandals likely mean this time reform of the
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armed forces will be inevitable. for those affected by the violence real reform can come soon enough. and. police have found a soundproof torture chamber during a raid on a warehouse in the southern netherlands. one of 7 shipping containers had a dentist's chair inside detective suspect the others were used as prison cells by a criminal gang 6 arrests were made and drunks weapons and police clothing seeds there is. a key witness in the impeachment trial of president donald trump is leaving the u.s. military lieutenant colonel alexander van men is retiring from the army after more than 21 years of service then men's attorney says his decision came after a campaign of bullying intimidation and retaliation led by the president then men
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and women from his post as a top ukraine expert on the national security council back in february. this is al jazeera live from doha the headlines this hour ivory coast is facing new political uncertainty after the sudden death of its prime minister ahmed who gone coulibaly was also the ruling party's candidate for the presidential election could barely collapse during a cabinet meeting where he. was later confirmed dead in hospital. libya's u.n. recognized government says it's found a prison used by a warlord highly for have time to torture opponents government leaders in tripoli a calling on the u.n. to investigate mass graves found near the prison in time who are now. serbia's president has delayed re-imposing a weekend curfew as part of coronavirus restrictions but that didn't stop thousands from gathering for a 2nd day of protests in belgrade police used tear gas on demonstrators who tried
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to storm the parliament building protestors are calling on alexander voters to resign they blame him for a spike in coffin 1000 infections saying he lifted measures too early told elections which he won. the u.s. president has welcomed his mexican counterpart to the white house undress money and lopez obrador has been criticized for holding talks with donald trump who remains a divisive figure in mexico over is immigration policies and border wall. the relationship between the united states and mexico has never been closer than it is right now. and as the president said a little while ago people were betting against that they were actually betting against it. but it's never been stronger never been closer to doing tremendous job together we're cherished friends partners and neighbors are cooperation is founded on mutual trust and mutual respect between the 2 of us and between our 2 countries
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the u.n. security council has voted against iraq proposal to reduce cross border aid access to syria the council has until friday to agree on future operations on tuesday russia and china vetoed a rival resolution which was backed by all other members of the u.n. security council the united states has threatened to stop aid to work enough i saw over reported on the killings this comes after a human rights watch report that bodies of at least 180 men have been found in mass graves they were discovered near the northern town of both the government is investigating claims its forces carried out the killings government troops have been battling a surge in attacks by armed groups in the region the violence has forced more than 700000 people from their homes since last year those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next year it's the bottom line stay with us.
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hi i'm steve clements and i have a question is covering 1000 sparking a revolution in college education let's get to the bottom line. the novel coronavirus is struck america's education system like lightning bolts at tsunami at a massive earthquake combined more and more schools and universities have decided to avoid face to face teaching for the next school year and replaced with online education the shift that started last a message has been huge and it has exposed a lot of weaknesses across the system just this week harvard university announced will have no in person classes the entire next year and with no in person classes the federal government has told international students you can't stay in america huge shift so we have to wonder what kind of educational model will emerge from this pandemic well pete.

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