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of the act with members of the boy bands. with the 3rd death in as many months the dayglo culture of korea's entertainment industry is revealing a dark side. this is day they'll be in years up next to southern africa confronts rising prices and food shortages as well on climate change is to bypass the event because they will have passed on. into business africa more world news of the tough they are. coming. from the adventures of the famous naturalist and explorer. to celebrate clicks on the from him books 250. barking on the floor each of discovery. expedition one boy on dino. was the speech of his life perhaps his best certainly his most difficult chancellor and cool and addresses the people of east germany shortly after the fall
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of the wall. to commerce for german unity journalist peter lynn bork was at the scene. 30 years later looks back on the tightrope tristen. starts december 19th on t.w. extinct. food prices and shortages are rising across southern africa we'll hear we'll hear from the executive director of the world food program about how climate change is playing a role. also on the show what to do with all that electronic waste and take a look at the processing plant in cameroon. and the seedless lemon makes its debut in u.s. grocery stores will it have appeal. this is your d.v.d.
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business after report i'm stephen beard's of blent thanks for joining us. food prices are climbing fast in some of the world's biggest emerging markets and southern africa for example low rainfall and high temperatures are strangling wide stretches of the region and that's threatening millions with hunger the drought has curbed output rising food prices in zambia especially in corn products has pushed inflation there it's what 3 year high in zimbabwe monthly food inflation has reached almost 50 percent as supplies dwindle the country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade on top of those shortages then there's nigeria where supply problems are also driving up costs the price of imported rice has surged 7.3 percent since august and that was after the government ordered border closures partly to counter a wider spread widespread food smuggling of food cost of nigerian inflation to its highest rate in more than a year. now earlier i spoke with world food program executive david beasley i asked
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him how bad things could get in southern africa if something doesn't change soon got enough problems with war and conflict in the hunger that result from that when you come down that with climate extremes and the climate is changing for example in the seville region is a dramatic impact in fact we are seeing over 22000000 people this year alone are displaced because of climate change it is going to get worse. you mentioned war and conflict manmade problems there how much of these problems right now are manmade and how much are out of control of these governments. well you've got a combination of factors in fact a perfect storm in the greater seville region him and you have war and conflict we've got about 100 in 50000000 people that are on the brink of starvation around the world and most of that's driven by men may conflict whether you're talking about yemen or south sudan or syria or iraq but then when you compound that with climate extremes particularly in areas like this a hill or yemen or somalia or ethiopia it really is
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a perfect storm that calls us migration a lot of people to starve to death and we can we have answers on the ground if we get the funding that we need to help people survive during these difficult times and just to clarify is what you're seeing this year in terms of the level of drought is that's a big increase or decrease i guess from what you've seen in years past has been a steady increase in these problems or is it something we're suddenly seeing happening now it is been a it's a combination of different factors the number of cycle owns and hurricanes and droughts and flash flooding is tremendously increasing over the past 2030 years and you look at one country and you'll see the average temperature for that country may not have changed that much for the year but the change of temperature per season and the droughts per season although flash flooding preseason per season has dramatically changed which impacts individual smallholder farmers and families out
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there in fact if we don't come to some some solutions what we're looking at over the next 2530 years 200000000 people will very we'll be displaced just this year old lone 22000000 people were displaced because of extreme weather and as i said earlier out of 150000000 people on earth that are on the brink of starvation about 95000000 of those are a result of a combination of conflict and weather extremes. all right david beasley executive director of the world food program thank you for joining us. it's become a modern scourge electronic waste mountains of old devices batteries and computers are piling up around the world even governments to figure out how to process the way safely that includes small countries like cameroon which just opened a new recycling plant there to look at the ngos so the technology takes care of the proper disposal of electronic waste it's cameron's only electronics recycling
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facility the initiative process is about 2 tons of waste a month including lots of computers sometimes more than $100.00 component parts are collected during just mantling the metal is reusable and some of the electronic parts as well. augustin canner has been here for 2 years. you keep. it down i really enjoy working it is for them. that's because this is a recycling industry where we work to fight against pollution and to protect the environment so i'm proud to be part of this work. to see. the different components are sorted and stored separately computer circuit boards with their electronic assembly containing metals like copper and iron which are sold to milton shops electric cables can be reused immediately. other materials though are a bit more problematic. we have certain types of plastics that come in different
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forms we have some batteries that can be dealt with locally so we've started negotiating a deal with foreign partners in order to export these materials overseas for recycling just. here a hard drive is being checked and it still works around 20 percent of the devices can be repaired and resold that's great for the environment and for the company too and it makes the technology available to people who normally would not be able to afford it if one of our objectives is to promote the distribution of modern technology that is give people who cannot buy a new device the opportunity to get a cheap recycled one from us. now. former waste gets a new life and that's good for everyone and reduces the garbage pile up in the city but there is still lots to do the initiative is hoping for even more government support to be able to go big scale and help manage the toxic waste in cameroon.
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the global tariff wars continue with no end in sight and just a few weeks ago markets were celebrating what appeared to be an end to the trade conflict between the u.s. and china but donald trump has changed his tune now the u.s. president is saying he's in no rush to get rid of tariffs. if the end had been inside doesn't appear to be any more for weeks speculation that the world's 2 biggest economies could be close to a trade deal had kept investors calm and then came the news that u.s. president donald trump wasn't counting on a pocket until after the 2020 election comments that sent markets into a tailspin and left his commerce secretary grappling to explain his possibility that close to her i think the point he was trying to make is we need
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a proper deal. comes this. or it's next to or some other day is. the proper deal details about the stumbling blocks are scanty but intellectual property trade in agricultural products and the role of chinese tech equipment giant huawei have all been injuring themes. there is are there geo political tension after washington pos legislation seeking sanctions in relation to beijing's crackdown on the weaker minority in jinja u.a.e. . if the united states takes actions that undermine china's interests do you think that we'll just let it be and do nothing anyone who makes a wrong move must pay a price. but analysts say the price of an insurer and trade conflict between the united states and china could be too much for the global economy to bear. and let's look now at some of the other global business stories making news. a former top
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aide to the gop and he's president has been arrested along with 2 recently sacked members of the government as part of a corruption investigation the probe is looking into $150000000.00 that has gone missing from the god on state oil company. rwanda has signed a deal with french soccer club paris on germain to show a visit rwanda logo on their banners and shirts how much will want to pay for the 3 year deal has not been disclosed english and english club arsenal already has a similar arrangement with the rwandan government. tesla c.e.o. elon musk has appeared in a california court to face charges of defamation the case centers on a message he posted on twitter and which he appeared to label a british diver who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a cave in thailand last year a pedophile must said he did not mean the comment to be taken literally and was responding to an insult the tech entrepreneurs offered to create a mini submarine to assist in the rescue had previously been declined.
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well the fruit business might not seem that innovative at 1st glance a woman has always been a lemon right and not really breeders are always working on new varieties the now they have in fact done something new with a lemon to look for. this may look like an ordinary lemon but take a closer look and you'll see that something's missing this lemon and the rest of the crop has no seeds caesar annoying this solves a huge problem on those lovely growers and lovers out there that's out in cooper his company is the us is biggest grower of fruit and the 1st to bring the seedless lemon to the mass markets in the united states it came to be repaired it was that australian farmer who 1st found this we brought it over to california planted in our orchards and while we had wonderful see this lemons and plenty of them the company's 3 california roaches contain 4000 acres of the free fruit they're finally
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ready having been planted in 2015. shoppers might be understandably skeptical of the claim that they're not genetically modified but david karp an expert on all things citric says their inventors somehow found a way they developed these varieties starting about 20 years ago by irradiating but word that's with gamma radiation induced spontaneous mutations they have their you waited after 1000 or more seedlings and several of them turned out to be just what they were looking for weapons just like normal lemons that were highly productive and didn't have seeds everything but the seeds. 2 decades later and here they are the company hopes in a few years that accounts for a 10th of the lemon sold in the u.s. it's growing efforts are also being matched by south african supply as you hope to
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meet the rest of the world's demands between them they could soon secure a significant slice of the global lemon market. all right and that's it from me and the d.w. business team you can of course find out about these and other business stories online at www dot com slash business and you can also check us out on facebook and twitter please take a quick look at the global markets that's coming up next i'm stephen beard and roland thanks for watching.
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the conflicts on this team sebastian close just 3 months since india's decided that it'll have to change in kashmir my guest this week is jane fonda national vice president and one of the chief spokesman of the ruling. council see also the challenges of widespread human rights violations in kashmir. 60 minutes. take it personally.
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with the wonderful place to make the dream some say. that all true for. more than football long line. this is. coming up on the program they have promised to kill instead they are killing every year think medicine's killed thousands across africa or here for maybe reeves my. pharmacist fooled me. also coming out. the gun this president was 70 need to be macho against corruption but your position called it. will get to the bottom of what's going on. on in south africa some see the top 2.

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