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this is did abuse live from berlin each end of an era one of africa's most polarizing leaders robert mugabe has died at the age of $95.00 or so on the former president of zimbabwe was a freedom fighter for others a brutal dictator will look at his complex legacy and ask of people in zimbabwe likely to remember him also coming up. the german chancellor calling for
a quick end to the unesco china trade dispute during a visit to beijing on the back all making those comments and talks with the chinese premier that she's hoping to expand trade ties but she's under pressure to be tough on beijing over the treatment of pro-democracy protesters in hong kong. plus 2 long time rivals battle it out in the euro qualifying tonight germany takes on the netherlands. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us zimbabwe's of former president robert mugabe has died at the age of $95.00 the news was confirmed by current president emerson who mourned him as an icon of liberation now mugabe was.
zimbabwe's 1st post in the pendants leader and he held on to power for 37 years but during that time he ruled the country with an iron fist crushing dissent and destroying the economy it was forced to resign by the military in 2017. robert mugabe's political career began in the 1960 s. with the formation of a radical anti colonialist movement dedicated to fighting white minority rule. after zimbabwe became independent $988.00 elections were held and robert mugabe's son apologies won by a landslide. gabi became the country's 1st black prime minister striking a turn a free conciliation and forgiveness despite his militant past. but hopes for a peaceful political transition when fulfilled. political tensions and violence
between mcabee supporters and political opponents persisted now that the government forces were responsible for killing thousands of civilians. from. during the 1980 s. and early ninety's mugabe was a welcome guest around the world but by the mid 1990 s. the once venerated freedom fighter was attracting international criticism for his increasingly more to critique rule. the white farmers were driven from their land by mugabe's supporters. that. dissent was violently quashed and opposition leaders when timid aged and beaten. the pill will never believe the teaching here. there will always be. over even including cruel. but the people of zimbabwe suffered under
his rule when mugabe ordered a purge of zimbabwe's slums entire neighborhoods were raised to the ground and up to a 1000000 people made homeless. economically mugabe in ruins and bob with a country that had once been africa's breadbasket. while his people were starving mugabe has celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish party costing a reported $1000000.00. he once said that only conte could remove him from office but in the end robert mugabe's insatiable will to power proved his undoing. off to firing his family's president amas and to install his wife grace as his 2nd in command the military intervened good money involved. in a defacto coup they placed mccarthy under house arrest after 37 years in power
he was forced to step down. sparking celebrations in the streets of her are a. 6 tough sell for. some especially africa well on and look obvious legacy in the fight against white oppression but many around the world will remember him as the continent's most notorious dictator. let's go straight to zimbabwe now for the very latest we're joined by journalist columbus my home guy good morning to you columbus house without his death being received where you are. i think it's too early to leave this city out people are. buying on social media that mixed feelings some say you know it's gotten some saying from mark that i
scored you know are you with the country or what 7 is. like what you're reporting thank you saved from being it you know piers you know others are saying you ruined the economy yet nearer to the very economy and back when you left. things where things were bad and that's too bad a columbus you mentioned the reactions on social media zimbabwe's current president emerson my god was taking to twitter as well to confirm the garbage that's interesting he writes it is with the utmost sadness that he announces mugabe's passing also calls him an icon of liberation who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. looking at that do you think god is going to be remembered more as a hero rather than as a dictator. i think to the way you talk to
i don't. hear oh i don't see him if you look up to him i'm not going to concerts to get everybody to like her without you know people other then also who feel you can be given pardon to come to get a problem because they're not we're not people like you do to sort out a lot of countries looking for our economy political refugees so. my feeling is that you know but at some point. people increase of incident. i can you give us an idea of how the governor's desk is likely to affect as the country's political situation and stability. i think not much will happen in the politically but i think live interest and it's a time for those who are probably. some of them want an example to then try. with the. number of over many 1000
senior government official one example who are writing on this to say ok we had our . misgivings all but in agree with you that the president acknowledged once that there are really no one's come back to zimbabwe and stuff restarted when it kerry again combis mother for us from zimbabwe thank you very much for that this morning . let's bridge on some of the other stories making the news at this hour the death toll from hurricane dorian will be staggering that according to the bahamas health minister at least 30 people are confirmed dead but thousands remain missing now downgraded to a category one storm dorian is currently threatening the u.s. state of north carolina. clashes have broken out in southern mexico between migrants and security forces the migrants from african countries and haiti want
these is to continue north mexican authorities have stepped up efforts to restrict migrants passing through mexico on their way to the u.s. . while bilateral trade and global trade tensions are high on the agenda during german chancellor on ackles 2 day visit to china earlier today she met was premier league chong during an official welcome at the great hall of the people in beijing now they're expected to scuffs deepening trade ties between their countries michael said the china and u.s. trade wars have a global consequences and she hopes it can be resolved soon leaders of hong kong's pro-democracy movement have also been calling on machall to show solidarity with their cause while in beijing her spokesman those says a meeting with protest leaders is not on the agenda. let's talk more about this now with our chief political editor michelle in with the beijing correspondent is
bowling for this ng us right now in berlin good morning to both of you michelle we have hong kong protesters calling for michael's clear and unequivocal support will they get it. well marni they probably have it but visibly what they've received so far is america once again and that's no shift in position from the previous day's predating that call by those protesting the german chancellor to make a statement that she hopes for a peaceful resolution has spoken to people in the room wendy kitchen and i'm going to makkah held their press conference and that was also the very beginning. how i'm going to mac address this issue she did but i understand that was a very tense moment with security could chung not really wanting to deal with the issue in fact skipping the question until a with a with a slight delay in that press conference so katie it's a very tense issue it's been raised but anybody who expects the machall to stand up
and make a principled statement pro demonstrations in hong kong will be disappointed most likely ok that means the protesters of course when we consider these tensions in the room that michelle mentioned what about china's reaction to the hong kong protests today potentially overshadow this visit china is extremely sensitive about criticism from abroad in the hong kong protests specially when britain is concerned or the u.s. for several reasons britain the former colonial power the u.s. as the main antagonist in other issues that we're going to talk about later i think the trade war namely but any country that issues statements. on hong kong will be met with the sentence that this is china's internal affairs this is exactly what me. so it's very sensitive and merkel has. probably do you just to see the most you could without which.
without offending the host ok now in the background is of course as you mentioned in the 2 years to global. trade tensions u.s. china trade war this meeting comes at a crucial time for the global economy just as economic experts say the german economy is slipping into recession if those 1st signs are certainly that the last place any and the whole of europe wants to find itself is stuck somewhere in the middle. territory for what could become a full blown trade war between the u.s. and china and will of course be very sensitive to that for the 1st time china has become the most important trading partner with 200000000000 worth of trade volume there and just put it into perspective the budget is just over 350000000000 euro so china also needs germany beneficial to keep when it comes to questions of
technology transfer so both sides have a lot to lose and a lot to gain when they sit down and talk to take care of economic cooperation and see exactly where germany is in the middle because both sides are pulling on germany pulling into its side germany agrees with china on that it is against trump's policies against drums strategies tactics the way he behaves on the other hand it has the same issues with china that the u.s. have china is still a very much closed economy it does not give equal access to foreign companies and the germans are criticizing this the only difference of the major difference between germany and the u.s. is that germany wants to solve this in a multilateral environment the u.s. goes for a unilateral strategy we have ongoing trade talks we have new ones coming up next
week in washington they're coming up soon could could china make new concessions to end the trade war something on him ackles calling for certainly a quick end you know could try. back off a little bit and come to some time in 2 senses with the us well at the moment it looks that china is hardening this might be a negotiating position you don't negotiate when. your your your your compromise is that what you would be able to do on the table but i think china has also been frustrated with trump's turns into her own and now is probably just hoping for the us elections to solve this problem for the us part. voters to vote out of office and restart the talks with a new administration ok we'll have to wait a while for that don't the sheila you when you look at the german concerns about china there are very strong concerns about intellectual property and technology.
yes and germany has lowered the threshold when the state stuff looking into foreign investments and that was specifically although not officially but it was quite clearly targeted at chinese investments in germany picky and high tech companies and there's a concern that that. that technology edge that germany has in some areas could be lost and once that is lost from the german side will simply no longer be so interesting for the chinese and that's something germany is getting more protective about at the same time he wants to see multinational engagement and here we might be seeing a bit more of a new alliance almost certainly common ground between tarina and germany in opposition to the united states or more multilateral and so yes michelle are tough nor are these buildings or thanks very much for coming in this morning. this is david is live from berlin still to come on our program it is games are it's germany versus another long. term the football team of one all of the euro 2020 fall of
occasion matches the stars and i think those the netherlands aside this rebuilt its reputation. but 1st russians are voting in regional elections across the country this weekend but democratic so are up in arms they're accusing local officials of keeping opposition candidates off the ballots ya positions been holding protests in the run up to the voting and much of the focus has been on the elections in the capital moscow it has seen the biggest police crackdown protesters in nearly a decade in abuse very shadow reports. this is the most moscow city parliament elections are just their own to the caller and to fight for seats in parliament has been 50 a system moscow has ever seen. it all began in july when practically no opposition candidates were not want to run for election. not even the usually. of the
local body allegedly due to a technicality dozens of other candidates experienced similar problems but this has outraged their supporters. for weeks and there were protests like here with 20000 taking part at the beginning of august just then you pushed a new cub or the fact that not a single opposition candidate got through me something we really didn't expect you would get looks quite foolish politically. if i were on the other side i would never have allowed a development like that yeah but so nice about the. sheep who was allowed to run for office with no problems valéry yeah because some are a position to say no from the very outset as a loyal supporter of incumbent mayor cyril gay so be on in. and as someone who knows how to score points with photos of all move it appears the civil war the people are concerned about their daily lives running smoothly about the replacing
of trees they've been cut down in their yards about their neighborhoods staying safe about improvements in their standard of living above all and they want relations little farty has to be trustworthy you believe easily of gnashing yes. but is that a reliable relationship with the public or so it is only benefited candidates loyal to the government the opposition turns to protest even when the city refused to issue them the permits the result more than 2000 arrests many of which took place here on pushkin square in downtown moscow. police acted rigorously and at times brutally among their arrested were innocent passers by mind their son and the john honest. most who were released after several hours but some remained behind bars for weeks such as huge. she was in custody for 33
days that they were in the uprising with syrian them where to stuff need to go but i'm not the system forces us to take to the streets but the our media is controlled here we're not allowed to take part in the elections we have left is the streets in order to make our ideas public even that's restricted of who was arrested the coolest solar storm as of this a mile away it is the opposite image that i'm categorically against the opposition provokingly or dorothy's all remaining closed to dialogue that is that instead organizing demonstrations that are not approved and during which innocent people have to suffer. just like the candidates a rift has forum to between moscow vides who supported the current system and if those who want change but their conflict is unlikely to. influence the outcome of this weekend's election. is the next results basically already clear of the
exclusion of most of the independent candidates. it's to the united kingdom now where boris johnson is digging again the british prime minister's insisting the u.k. leave the european union byard over 31st he'd rather quote be dead in a ditch than asked brussels for another extension now the country's drama has become a family one as well with his brother joe resigning from his government saying he's leaving politics for good joe johnson had been a complainer for the u.k. to remain in the european union. that was parliament seeking to block a no deal bracks the probe rick bracks and prime minister has little room to maneuver but neighbors voters are with him and wanting to get out of the. pro europeans are out in force and they are a choice. for the moment it looks like the prime minister needs to bow to their
will. but in a sea of blue you flags outside parliament read prolife signs show that cracks it is too are fighting for that for us susan nicholson is a retired teacher from yorkshire she has never protested before in my life but now she feels that britain might not leaf the e.u. after all but what the silent majority we don't demonstrate we've heard to me didn't expect people to ignore it so that's been a bit of a surprise for us but one upping for a general election because then we can vote again and we can get rid of the remain and pay to have blocked our leaving and we can have a proper government that gets us out of the. susan and other great city is leaving the e.u. is more important than anything else ok we got brussels as undemocratic and anything short of leaving on the 31st of october as a betrayal of democracy. opinion polls are showing that most people who voted leave in the referendum still want this to be seen through almost at any cost and even
without agreement with the e.u. short term consequences like food shortages rising inflation even job losses don't seem to scare them. but pro e.u. m.p.'s like vera hobhouse i determined not to let it come to this it's have priority to prevent leaving without a deal and then it should all go back to the people for another referendum people said for a long time of course we're going to have a deal of course is the easiest thing in history everything has turned out entirely different from what was promised in 2016 so more than 3 years on definitely democracy has to be practiced and the people have to be asked again. day after day susan nicholson comes to palm and to tell a peace that she and her fellow brit city is have not changed their minds but i think it would be sensible and mature to agree a mutually beneficial trade deal with the unfortunately that isn't going to happen at the moment what they're doing is they using no deal as
a means of continually delaying our departure so that they can then say oh well there's no mandate for it. remain as and brett city is both claiming to be the true defenders of democracy that as each side becomes ever more entrenched there is no compromise in sight of this. for now it is the standout match of the euro qualifiers tonight 2 of europe's most talented football teams and longtime rivals face off germany's hosting the netherlands and hamburg germany has played up his young teams closeness ahead of their match for the netherlands who is byron's me on the correct score out injured has been a break in the chain. this is shoddy but by the human mind it's a real shame and i know from experience that there was a bit of a break for the team in 2010 that they need to play with more or less with same
starting line up. over $810.00 or 12 matches. without too many changes that he freely for end of all and give the dutch courage ronald koeman seems to have no problem switching up his young side and his 10 matches in charge he's never named the same line up in 2 consecutive games like germany the netherlands also emerging from a difficult patch there's a dot in germany are sometimes stronger and sometimes weaker and that also has to do with the quality of the rival that little going to call it that from dictators so much. these 2 great rivals should fight it out for top spot in group c. germany have the upper hand thanks to a 32 win earlier this year an absolute am the last time they lost at home to the dutch was on the way back in 2002. all this weekend marks the 90 years anniversary of the italian grand prix at this year's race has received
a really welcome boost organizers have confirmed. will be remaining on the formula one calendar until at least 2024 and for one of the sport's most famous teams 19 is also a very special. such a sea of red is usually only reserved for the racetrack was on ferrari's 90th birthday fans crammed into milan's cathedral square they'd come to catch a glimpse of some ferrari legends past and present of course these drivers would have been nothing without the machinery behind them so some classic ferrari thrown show to. these fans will be heading 30 kilometers up the road this weekend to monza to see if charlotte clare can follow up his maiden f one win in belgium last sunday looking back obviously very happy that this 1st win is done it's always difficult to do this this 1st step but once you you do it to take quite
a bit off weight off your shoulders you claire has out shown his most senior teammate sebastian fattal it times this season picking up the team is only when so far some have touted him is ferrari's future number one driver it was clear to see that he has a lot of potential i think he had a very strong rookie season without. so you know i think it's good to see that. he's right on the pace straightaway and obviously for the team point of view i think it was important that we work together not against each other monsters quakes . brakes will suit the ferrari's effect so in the crash capturing away no $100.00 soil which sadly be a dream birthday present for these fans. let's give you a quick reminder now of our top story this hour robert mugabe zimbabwe's 1st post in the pendants leader has died of the age of 95 who is being treated in singapore
for an undisclosed shall. we all be held power in zimbabwe from the end of white minority rule in $1000.00 e.d.n. told resigning on of their pressure from the military in 2017. coming up we have our business news stay tuned for that for now though for me bryan thomas the entire news team thanks so much.