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mines. every journey begins with the 1st step and every language the 1st word in the nico he's in germany to learn. why not learn with him. it's simple line on your mobile and free. music a learning course. german made easy. remember that. this is africa on the program today the cold at 19 recovery and how it will be tough for women. more women around the world have lost their jobs because 19 men will meet women in uganda who take them that we'll come to the pandemic out of work . i will also meet the cameroonian nurse was giving mass cervical cancer
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screening she's trying to raise awareness about the disease and save women before it's too late. it's good to have your company some of the world's wealthiest people have seen their wealth full during the 1900 pandemic while poor people off facing a hardship the united nations sees the crisis has disproportionately affected women they have faced an increased risk off devastation and poverty level quoting so the international labor organization. the jobs that will be permanently lost because of the pandemic job stand by women that's because women make up more than off of the workforce and six's that have been hit hard by. retail hospitality and tourism
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now at the c.i.s. world economic forum which is being held virtually the u.n. secretary general and highlights of the issue in his keynote speech we see if you give me views on people and companies. i live by the bend them. women in particular have been badly affected by job losses and the extra burdens of care are as that's the u.n. secretary general antonio terry speaking there but even with women facing tough years ahead in uganda a call that 19 pandemic has opened the way new koreas for some women when the coronavirus hit many jobs in the country were lost and millions and hope but as you're about to see a group of women decided not to sit idle instead they launched a new all female taxi service and it's she could be called diva taxi. diva taxi in kampala puts women exclusively in the driver's seat it's normally only
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men who drive taxis in socially conservative uganda female drivers were unheard of until the pandemic struck driving along can be risky work especially at night. that's why old david taxi drivers get self-defense training by also all carry pepper spray and know how to use it he'd needed this driver like so many others he lost his job at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic the former accountant he's glad she found diva taxi. you say pick it up because the pinnacle if you need to reach. south and an answer but if i meet. you i need to get. more women in uganda have lost their jobs due to covert 19 than men according to the world bank this is deepening the country's already wanted employment gender gap diva taxi which started last june is proving that women can compete in mild
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dominated industries while it is extremely hard working very motivated and they like their sense of right when they're doing this work they do it one bit at a time that's the difference we have. peter more importantly customers also appreciate having female drivers. i am more being driven. this is a gender issue i feel safe being driven by but also because. the way that they're careful way while driving. is amazing. the driving service has grown into a successful startup it's helped more than 80 women in kampala overcome unemployment during the curve of 19 pandemic. and to talk more about how the pandemic is impacting women in africa we've invited the executive
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director off the u.n. women. onto the program welcome to news africa the u.n. saying that most of the people that have been pushed into poverty by 19 all women how will african women be affected by the pandemic in the long. well you know what women in africa in the social services to begin with if this is in the health care sector it's just slow it is globally the parts of 80 percent in the in the health sector saw exposed to the pandemic in much more but also all the also in the services in indices this have lost most of the jobs many of them will not speak evil to get to. economic activities in those those in the informal sector who are self-employed those informal sector and their
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family business they've been decimated by the baby pandemic right and it isn't. doing less packages so i just remain in the form of sector saw getting on their feet again is extremely difficult right so so as these vaccines are being being prepared and rolled out the conversation is now shifting to the recovery from the pandemic and you have talked about the fact that governments should be including women in their recovery strategies and as you have as you've said more stuff african women are in the informal sector there they don't get support from the government so how how can they be included in the recovery strategies that the governments are drawing up now. what we are advocating together with women's groups to governments is there to be interventions and there leave measures they're putting in place must be designed specifically to speak to women in the private sector they should not have some of the red tape structures for the
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present and former sectors because those do not reach the women in the form of sector the level of literacy the liquid which aren't there folks don't get businesses are not elections that should not work against them. and what is your advice to a woman in africa listening to you today how can she position herself for that life after the pandemic to recover economically. well in the 1st place i think you're we must make sure that girls in africa do not miss out of our spirit cation we should not have and are the last generation we are seeing there the number of girls that are going back to school after the pandemic. has reduced significantly that is agreed consent it's child marriage trafficking there are
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some of the fields that are affecting the council we are only at around there if hot women who are employed need to be of this guilt and we don't expect the women to do that themselves some point has to come from governments in other institutions including the un and the private sector to have to retool women for the jobs of the future in those that are in a culture we are edging that most to procure their women produce wherever possible scenario is a good example of that country it is beginning to put your rights from women who are small producers producing as a bloc and being able then to sustain the. business and then we. have a new guy you were the 1st female deputy president of south africa and at that time you were actually the highest ranking woman in the country's history what's your sense about if there is more space opening up in africa for for women to need.
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it i will i will it's only excess then it is definitely key is that it be a bigger push from women it to clean gas base is it the higher lever and those they're more acceptance of women is years but it is just not happening fast enough. it is slow and also it is something that you have to be it's going tomorrow because when there's an election this is not guaranteed that the woman that was elected before would go back again as we speak right now there's only one woman presidents in africa is on ethiopia so you know certainly we've seen legislation we seeing courthouse being introduced we're having government asking us to asses them to design this courthouse but then at the end it also depends on votes house and sometimes voters let us down and that is the
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executive director of you and women and in london ok thank you. now in many countries in africa lack of information and cultural ties have kept people from taking vaccines all getting screened for diseases much of the talk now is on getting people to accept the vaccine when it is eventually available but even as it is raging at the diseases ought to cervical cancer is the 2nd highest killer off women off to breast cancer but if it is detected early it can be defeated and one health worker in cameroon has made it her mission to do just that. you want to know diana magnay who is holding her weekly circle cancer awareness talk in cameroon's capital yeah. the meeting is one hour long and the audience is almost entirely female 27 year old diana is
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a nurse and cervical cancer activist for 2 years she's been fighting cervical cancer by raising awareness. that we don't want. the one that you come to the letter to i this where we can manage. this that's why we call the money business all nothing to be diana facilitates mass cervical cancer screening for women in disadvantaged communities at this hospital owned by the local baptist church the screening is done for $10.00 this is less than 10 percent of the usual screening fee in cameroon cervical cancer is life threatening if not detected early that is why diana's goal is early prevention. so you didn't put it back on but it's a fight and you know it's all streaming is that all it says that down on the 2nd but especially when you begin because whenever that concept begins there is no science i think if all it tests that can prove that the concept that that cervical
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cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus and can be prevented with a vaccine however many women in cameroon are skeptical about getting vaccinated worldwide one woman dies every 2 minutes from cervical cancer the majority of deaths happen in developing countries like cameroon. an estimated 1000 women died annually from cervical cancer in cameroon so they got. the. traffic out. to the. president which means. quite
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a few extra deval when she was younger diana lost loved ones to survive cancer. now she is on a mission to make sure every woman in her community is aware of cervical cancer. and that is if the program there is more a false on the 70 to come forward slash africa we're also on facebook and on face i'll see if it's time about. time and i'm game did you know that 17000000 land was killed worldwide share so that we can. but it's not just the animals at all suffering it's the environment we went on a journey to find ways out of the equation if you want to know how one cliff to the
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priest i'm hopeless changed me thinks there's listen to our podcast on the green. what secrets lie behind these walls. discover new adventures in 360 degree. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. p.w. world heritage 360 get kidnapped now. hello british. as latest book is out right now probably a kind of rumination about his life here in berlin as an ex-pat he's my guest today also coming up. the world's largest all car bomb victims and survivors of the nazis starts a new project to coincide with holocaust remembrance day. and one of the world's
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great libraries the stops butin here in berlin reopens off to substantial renovations costing over 450000000 euros. was born in london and moved here to berlin 2014 he studied lorad oxford and then practiced both law and football with the emphasis he says all malacca actually the emphasis is also on the written word as he gave up the law to become a poet and writer his latest book in the end it was all about love is just published i'll talk to him a minute in a minute after this. congo was born and raised in britain after earning a scholarship at the age of 11 he attended the prestigious eton college an
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experience which left him with the feeling that as a black person in british society he always needed to achieve more than his white peers in order to be accepted. congo went on to study law at oxford university but after graduating he soon realised that working as a solicitor did not fulfill have instead he decided to focus on writing you. his latest book in the end it was all about love is the semi auto biographical story of a black british man trying to adjust to life in berlin it's a tale of pain and loss but also love and spirituality as the narrator drifts through an endlessly addictive and sometimes mystical city. people ask people to pray. and also use of just these words as if you're struggling to. perhaps to some sense or. apart from writing books of conga keeps himself busy as
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one half of the future blues duo b.b. xo sent us the co-host of a pod cast about football while continuing to live in berlin the city he was summoned to 6 years ago. and. joins me now on skype for 1st of all i should say i love the book sort of fall off and i fail as if if i know you because it is your writings are personal but it's cold the novel is really a novel. you'll see why actually you'll see why there is much that has a very strong element of magical realism running through just so ridiculous at the time. but it starts with a heart realism because the idea is to make the reader feel attached to the car so when things go left in the book you work out why yeah. you say but it is where outsiders feel at home and his web page will end up who don't feel like
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they fit in anywhere else did you not fit in anywhere else and do you fit in and been yeah i think i do fit in here because i think it plays to our particular sense of chaos and i say chaos i mean anyone that's got a life that is not entirely linear where there's a clear path of a to be. korea mortgage and so it does not you'll sort of set off and i think but it works for units and it works for me because i think my creative journey has been unusual i think it's fair to say yeah and sunday has come to some more of your creativity in a 2nd but you seem to have a love affair with the city but you say berlin is don't in the book why is that are they do they do they do they do they don't it's i would call it a love hate love relationship so as you know that is you know your cup and how things are in the northeast and it's like the sounds of it being a bit grumpy but they're not really and when you realize this it sometimes external
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grumpiness hides and it warms and that to me is the kind of paradox of life in the city what seems unapproachable is actually very insular so i. think you've put the nail on the head there about london is out on another notes and you said this in the paul says well you don't imagine i believe having a family and i quote now from the book renewed life into a civilization that appears to be except a racing towards its finish plunging headlong into a well pool of its own making now you're right it's actually before the pandemic so how do you feel now. i feel we have a choice i think the pandemic has changed a lot of the old rules it's made to look at things in terms of inequalities to exist so we really have a choice that really matters to be honest rather what we do in the next 18 months i think it's. important that critical that we really are now in relation to climate in relation to social issues political issues we have to act now otherwise the
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world pool is going to accelerate. ok yeah let's lighten it up a bit because we have mentioned that your love of the beautiful guy football and you're actually renowned for your football podcast you wrote a book called had to be a good football manager so would you like to be want to mean thomas took what he's going for the chelsea job well actually off this into your into setting him at the airport to get his job back on the cost up to write another study or set up the right understudy across the focus but yeah i definitely miss chelsea so i'm sure my messages after this incident show have several messages from them contract office the rest yeah you've been very busy the lockdown seems of help show writing's me because you're also i believe got another book coming out in a couple of months as well what's that about actually there's a there's a couple more so the one coming out in a couple months is about my time 80 college i won't come out september as
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a book about the like of iraq story based on his life the great for play in right so you know it's going to a busy year the literal 2 it. ok so those 2 ones coming out and i know bones come back in september. it's been great talking to you thanks very much i should just mention the book. i've got it is cold in the end it was all about love it's published right now i can recommend it to anyone especially people who've left their home country and live somewhere else bush thank you very much thank you so much for and much appreciated. here in germany they are ows and the international center on nazi persecution is aiming to create the world's largest digital memorial to the victims of national socialism january is $27.00 is holocaust remembrance day and the archive is promoting a project called hash tag every name counts inviting people from all over the world
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to take part in this project is mole. the every name counts project kicked off with a striking visual crowdsourcing installation shown on the facade of the french embassy in berlin names of holocaust victims sent in under the hash tag are projected on to the building and they can be added by anyone who wants to participate. at this also and it's extremely important to rediscover the names of the victims and tie like them. that is how we can resist the legacy of the nazis attempts to erase those names to erase their identities. and to treat people only as numbers or categories of category banalities what are we without a name. but one anomaly. the project was initiated by the arles and archives in hessen central germany they're part of the unesco memory of the world
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program and contain information on more than 17000000 people who are victims of the nazi regime some 50000000 reference cards and thousands of personal objects recalled the darkest chapter in germany's history. it's part of an international effort of remembrance and it helps researchers and relatives of the victims find out more about millions of individual destinies that were shattered decades ago. the german ministry of culture is a patron of the every name counts initiative at a time when remember this culture is more important than ever so it's obvious to us these are it's so important that this action reaches each and every one of us and not just the research community well because we see that democracy as we've known it for 75 years the rule of law that human dignity is respected our achievements and not gifts that we need to work for them that we have something to lose and that
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these are things that continually have to be defended here and now against right wing. populism discrimination racism hate and anti semitism lawyer on. the title for most of the project is a testament to peace and despite their painful shared history france and germany are working together to face the getting going to is the new everything good in the culture of remembrance is a very important aspect of the bilateral cooperation between france and germany but it also has a european dimension to me and i think that's especially interesting because it is european but europe in all its diversity because the history of national socialism was experienced differently from one country and one person to another was east in need of nuns and from you dimension under us and up to all. in these pandemic times only a few people were able to attend the opening of the installation but those who were there were moved by what they saw. the reality let me give you that kind of well
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there's emotion being conveyed here i think we have a lot of theories we know a lot we read a lot we hear a lot about what happened but this kind of initiative is another way of experiencing. the digital memorial knows no borders and thousands of volunteers around the world have already joined the project to make sure the memories of the victims are honored because each and every one of them counts. it is germany's largest academic research library and one of the leading ones in the walls to stop the beauty call state library here in berlin renovations have been going on there for 16 years some for the last year the library was closed because of the corona pandemic it's still not open to the public for the same reason but it had its official reopening digitally all monday. in the heart of berlin's historic center stands a pression palace of knowledge finished in 1914 in filling
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a whole city block. the extensive renovation took 16 years partly because the library remained open for much of the time surviving 2 world wars and decades of neglect the complex bore the scars of time now finally removed 12000000 books and manuscripts are kept here rare and important pieces of germany's cultural heritage such as a 15th century gooden berg bible or handwritten scores by beethoven and mozart including the magic flute at the virtual opening ceremony understood president spoke about the library significance today give arginine of to get out of your average child in our digitalized public sphere a need neutral and reliable institutions that document knowledge make it accessible and yes filter it to freedom and so allow readers to evaluate information critically from in from arts your own critters to be
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a part of their role is making the treasures of the library available online a decade long project that's the only way people can currently access this trove of knowledge well the reading rooms are shut due to the pandemic. that is an impressive building and it does look amazing f.l.y. to visit on that story and many of those on our website that's t.-w. dot com slash culture that's all for this edition. thank you very much for watching and join us again as soon as you can.
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this is the dobie news live from berlin where is our vaccine i know it's drawing in the e.u. over the delay of millions of preorders doses of cold a vaccine from british struck baker astra zeneca what is the true reason behind it and how will it affect europe's most vulnerable also coming up italy's prime minister resigns plunging the country into further turmoil in the midst of the town
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to make observers think that the conflict could be back in charge fairly soon. i'm going to have arthur's welcome to the program so what's happens to millions of undelivered doses of vaccine promised to the european union drug maker astra zeneca says last minute supply chain issues holding back to liver ease but with all $27.00 e.u. countries facing heat for a lagging vaccine rollout politicians are openly questioning whether astra zeneca is being straight with them and whether vaccines produced within the e.u. are going to higher bit as outside its borders. this may sting a little but it's over in the blink of an eye getting vaccinated maybe a speedy affair with the vaccine rollouts across the you have proved painstakingly
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slow the blocks executive is pointing the finger at the pharmaceutical industry the european union wants the order and refinance doses to be delivered as soon as possible and we want our contract to be fully fulfilled that's a message for a vaccine developer astra zeneca the u.k. based firm recently announced it would be unable to fulfill its you orders in the agreed time frame. that's down to supply problems in the e.u. possibly here at the belgium headquarter of nova step a company that works with astra zeneca to deliver a key vaccine components the astra zeneca jap is due to get the green light from e.u. regulators in the coming days so last minute news of a 60 percent cut in delivery service came as a nasty shock to lawmakers here in brussels who governments have been rolling out the red carpet for the pharmaceutical company we do not have the vaccine thanks to
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them but thanks to populate funding the public paid for the production capacity the deal to secure supplies of the astra zeneca vaccine was an e.u. 1st that brought a big smile to the health commissioner's face back in august 2020 the bloc purchased 300000000 doses with the option to at 100000000 more in other words the european union is astra zeneca biggest client it paid hundreds of millions of euros upfront in order to ensure smooth production and supply but with promises unfulfilled the block is not a happy customer the big question is now where have all those 3 produced vaccine doses gone they may have been sold to the highest bidder elsewhere that's why physician and politician peter liza welcomes new ads that producers may soon be obliged to notify the e.u. before they export any kopechne 1000 vaccines outside the block. we want to cooperate but if. you don't play fair the european commission has to show their
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weapons and the 1st step is to register the 2nd step is an export ben farmer giant pfizer has also been in the firing line recently it too announced delays earlier this month citing production issues that its main site here in belgium producers say they're moving as fast as they can but in the race between vaccine and virus every delay could cost lives. and we are joined by peter lizza you saw him just now in that report he is a member of the european parliament and a medical doctor and speaks for the health of full on health for the e.p. group of conservative parties dr visit us was in it had told the e.u. a very short notice that it will not need to the agreed to supply target what do you think what is really behind this delay. and there is a problem with the production inside the european union and i think this has to be respected by everyone so you cannot produce next in just
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like bret or sweets it is a sophisticated process but i'm convinced that the u.k. doesn't suffer at the same scale then the european union and. of any car i really a british company all want to be a world company that also has a good relationship with the european union and the un survey simply doesn't as me saying that they the doses that should be available and have been paid for by the e.u. are actually being kept in britain to be sold to the british government so is there no rehab to be very careful there is a shortage and i don't say that there has been vaccine that has been produced for the european union brought to the u.k. but when they have a problem with the supply when they have to short supply that should not be one
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sided so they have a contract with the european union and not only with your case and here the country is not really the company it's not really playing fair and that's what has to be changed so yeah but what you're saying is that. is making the e.u. suffer more than the u.k. is that correct. that's the point and they they have a very strange explanation they say there are different supply chains but that's definitely not true 1st of all in the contract 2 plants in the u.k. are mentioned for the supply so there is no issue with the difference of supply chain and in fact at least until some days ago the final refill meant of the vaccine odds of the u.k. has been made in decile germany so there is no issue with 2 completely separate supply chains it is possible to bring the vaccine from the u.k.
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to the continent as it was brought obviously until a few days ago at least from germany to the u.k. so it cannot only be one sided it's very clear dr fatalism member of the european parliament thank you very much for your time. for the german side of the fight against the pandemic let's go to our political correspondent thomas sparrow thomas we are hearing rumors of further west fictions in germany tell us what are you hearing there. there's a big discussion here actually about these new variants of the corona virus and in particular what the german government can do to stop those variants from reaching the country and part of that discussion and now as was mentioned in several german media outlets is the possibility of reducing air travel to germany to almost 0 as well as increasing border checks and maybe border closures as well with
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particularly affected regions this is only and i would like to stress that part of the discussion so it is not a decision that has been already taken but according to those reports the government is looking into which ways would be necessary to reduce the possibility of those variants reaching germany or at least coming more to germany than what we've seen so far does that mean that the government somehow is admitting that the current restrictions are not working or not enough for example german chancellor angela merkel to stress that in some points germany acted too slowly that for example there was too much bureaucracy of the german society has problems with digitalisation blocking digitization in the dot has affected the way germany has dealt with the 2nd wave of a coronavirus pandemic in comparison to the way in which it dealt during the 1st wave of the coronavirus pandemic were germany for example had certain advantages having for example stable financing or having research that was then applied very
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quickly but in particular when it comes to this 2nd wave of the pandemic german officials and i'm going to michael stress that again today have recognized that things could have gone better the german chancellor stressing that in some particular cases germany didn't react as quickly as it should have. done as with the mood in germany around these current restrictions or already being being very what happens if they become even stricter would you think. well it depends there are various polls that have come out in recent weeks generally you can say that about half of germans think that measures are appropriate and other half are divided between those who believe that they go too far oh don't go far enough but what most germans seem to understand is that measures are necessary that they could go even further in the sense that the lockdown could be extended and only very few germans actually believe that 2021 will come hand in hand with a return to normality so in other words germans clearly see that 2021 will also be
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a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic of political correspondent thomas thank you thomas let's have a look now at some of the other developments in the coronavirus pandemic the number of covered in the u.k. has now surpassed 100000 people is the highest death toll in europe the kovacs vaccine sharing platform says it hopes to supply 1800000000 doses to poor countries this year and iran has approved russia's sputnik vaccine the islamic republic has banned the import of vaccines from the u.k. or the u.s. saying they are quote untrustworthy. let's get you up to speed now with some of the other headlines from around the world ugandan opposition politician bobby wine has been released from house arrest wine has been unable to leave his house since disputed elections on generally 14 won by a long serving president yoweri him with 70 soldiers and police surrounding his compound stood down on tuesday the day after a court ordered an end to winds can find that. moscow and tehran have called for
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renewed efforts to rescue the 2050 nuclear deal between iran and world powers talks between the 2 countries top diplomats came days after iran urged the biden a ministration to lift sanctions and reverse what it called the failed policies of the previous of ministers. in southwest somalia has seen fighting between the somali federal army and the state forces at least 11 people were killed in the attacks near the border to kenya somalia accuses kenya of backing jabal and in the fighting kenya says no troops have crossed into somalia calling it an internal somali matter. in italy prime minister. italy's prime minister has stepped down deepening the country's political disarray conti's resignation comes after a small coalition partner pulled out of his cabinet kanzi will be spared the
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prospect of a humiliating defeat in parliament this week in a vote on judicial reforms but observers believe he may be in that position to form a new government with broader political support. just last week giuseppe conti seemed in delish form as he addressed the senate. on tuesday morning he was being pushed from the critical palace having informed the president of his resignation. fairly dramatic person of the republic sergio mutter reller. as received this morning at the colonel palace prime minister giuseppe conti resigned as his head of government at a thing out of the me surely there you go in. countries undoing lee and his inability to secure support for proposed edition reform. this former coalition partner material renzi was the man whistling a different tune at the viva party chief has come under intense criticism in italy
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where he looks the most relaxed manner own and. then 70 renzi probably had good reason to show everyone that this government did not have a sufficient majority. but i think that they will find a solution to their because italy deserves a good government. that now but not everyone in the room was still sure. their future. confidence in the government. not at this point but you know like if they work with already both especially with all the games being played as they look for one extra member of parliament to reach the authority this is not the way you going to country a country like italy very very. well. not very confident frankly because i think the behavior particularly of some political parties has been very irresponsible response our. president marks
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a relic of no charge kaante with forming a new government if he can find additional support whatever the outcome italians must know deal with political upheaval to add to the turmoil caused by a financial crisis and the con demick. through sports who is now an insanely in the round the world of on the globe your trace is entering its final stretch german boris how money is currently in 2nd place and vying for the lead with a finish in france less than 2 days way is the 1st german to. you ever take posset in the race he's known for taking environmental activist gets a ton back across the atlantic but it hasn't sold in smooth sailing for how months he had a dangerous run in all the high seas with a couple taking a ship you had to convince the huge vessels caps and change course is what he had to say about that incident as the one thing that nothing less than this and the
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friends thinking was that when the guy. who offered now offsetting the thing and hello my love a sailboat i am gonna want. to lose. not cause one to one down. good luck to him that's it from me on the news team don't go away coming up all of his business news with my colleagues and ultimately i suppose. it's about billions. it's about power. it's about the foundation of a new world order the new silk road. china wants to expand its influence with this trade network. putting her up and there's
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a sharp morning when for accept some money from the new superpower will become dependent on the middle class just like. the chinese state has a lot of money at its disposal misspoke and that's how it's expanding and asserting its status and position in the world. china's gateway to europe. starts feb 19th on d w. outpacing the spread of virus variants of vaccinating in a hurry the international monetary fund tells countries that's what it will take to win against the pandemic but doesn't the idea of math think it can be done. while biden's pick for treasury secretary janet yellen has been confirmed by the
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u.s. senate she's the 1st woman to take the role. and don't look now at the turkish woman who has broken through the glass ceiling and climbed to the top of her profession. this is the business i'm on in berlin glad you can join us final numbers are still being tallied but the international monetary fund has come out with an updated forecast for the global economy the i.m.f. says it fell by 3.5 per cent in the past year it projects that global growth of 5.5 per cent to 2021 and another 4.2 per cent in 2022 now how those numbers will actually pan out will depend on how the crisis is how gold from here the facts a nation goes a better than expected the economy will likely come back faster and stronger but
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another surge of the virus you variants and prolonged lockdowns mean the recovery could take much longer. joining us now is. brooks she is a deputy director at the international monetary fund while going to the program now there's been so much uncertainty around a vaccine rollout in many places how do you know what's going to happen and how it might impact the economy. thank you very much for having me on the program we have a c.m. going for our forecast that there will be a widespread availability of vaccine in advanced economies and some emerging markets in the samarra this year however for many of the emerging markets and developing economies we've assumed that availability is going to come much later 2022 so our message is really trying to get the vaccination down as
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quickly as possible doing this on a universal bases across all countries and just have enormous benefit of the order of 9 trillion dollars in really advanced economies that are going to benefit from this as as much as emerging and developing economies now speaking of advanced economies you're also expecting the u.s. and china to recover faster than say europe and africa what is behind this forecast . apart from that path of the pen demick and what we expect in terms of the rollout of the vaccine the amount of policy support provided is another important factor which is shaping the recovery so we have we are expecting to see this divergence across regions but also even within regions so china has
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already reached its pre-crisis level last year in the 2nd quarter we're expecting the us to do so this year with the euro area are we expecting that pre-crisis level to be reached in 2022 but it's really the the developing countries and many of the mine africa are the ones where we see the biggest hit and the biggest losses and so they're not only by the lack of policy support they just don't have space to provide the support that many of the advanced economies are giving to the economies but also they're the ones that likely to get a much later all out of vaccine so it's really the worst of both worlds now talking about the impact and the worst effects of this pandemic you did say in this report that 90000000 people are likely to fall beneath the poverty threshold during this pandemic cannot be avoided. yes we think
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that with the the international community our job and the job of all of us is to make sure that the countries in need do get the the support to roll out the vaccinations and to really tackle the health crisis the global economy and when it comes to the health aspect is is as strong as its weakest link so the health aspect is very important but another part of what can be done is for for those economies that have to get into low income countries where a lot of this poverty rate with which we would see the increase having the financial support living good grants and concessional financing would be very important thank you very much patel cueva brooks is the deputy director at the international monetary fund thank you. the e.u.'s calling
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for tighter controls on exports of astra zeneca is quoted 19 vaccine made in the block this after the drug maker cut deliveries blaming supply chain problems brussels accuses it of failing to keep contractual promises and official told reuters the e.u. had asked astra zeneca if it could divert those has produced in britain to the european union but the company refused to answer our financial correspondent ashutosh pandey sent us this analysis. the e.u. feels that it's not being treated fairly by astra zeneca which may be diverting supplies to higher bidders the e.u. has already put in excess of 300000000 euros for guaranteed supplies and it's not frustrated because those obligations are not being met especially at a time when it's vaccination drive is for drink and it's drawing a lot of flak the e.u. leaders say that the impact of production disruptions are not being even new
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distributed and the burden is being put solely on the european union and they feel that the export requirement is going to help them better monitor all the vaccines that are leaving its shores and while that you calls for export controls both british and south african leaders have warned against so-called vaccine nationalism where jobs are prevented from crossing national borders to help others in need that's also been a hot button topic at the world economic forum meeting which this year is being held digitally south african president cyril ramaphosa called on countries who are quote hoarding over $1000.00 vaccines to release them to their poorer counterparts . we are concerned about votes in the nation and the. rich countries of the world went out and acquired large doses of vaccine from the developers the manufacturers of these vaccines and some countries have even gone beyond and
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acquired up to 4 times what the population needs and that was hoarding these vaccines and now this is being done to the exclusion of countries of other countries in the world a most need. now times of unprecedented crisis require a safe pair of hands so who better to lead u.s. treasury the u.s. treasury than janet yellen who guided the federal reserve through the last financial crisis as one of its governors offensively becoming the fed chair the u.s. senate has voted 84 to 15 to confirm her nomination as treasury secretary making or the 1st woman in u.s. history to head the influential department to a strong vote of confidence. if not the a's are $84.00 the nays are 15 and the senate confirmed janet yellen as new treasury secretary with an
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overwhelming majority of $84.00 to $15.00 yellen no stranger to the world of finance lead the world's biggest central bank from 2014 to 2018 of course janet yellen is best known for her chair chair for her tenure as chair of the federal reserve overseeing a period of falling unemployment and steady economic recovery from the global financial crisis few people possess the experience and expertise that miss yellen would bring to the treasury particularly during this moment of economic crisis. the 74 year old says she hopes to revive the economy with a massive covert 19 relief package she urged lawmakers to act big given historically low interest rates in spite of soaring federal debt the administration's 1.9 trillion dollar economic relief bill includes another round of direct stimulus payments to individuals and small businesses also planned our long
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term investments in infrastructure now here's a story of another woman who was found a way to move up in the world when in fact may even say she smashed through the glass ceiling to reach the dizzying heights of her profession and that's how she can now offer this view of istanbul which is a bird's eye view with bucket and cleaning products in hand the crew has to balance along the edge of the roof top attached to a thin wire they slowly move forwards. this red rope is where nicely humors gets to work now every move is a matter of life and death are met is laid under the safety rope so that the sharp element edge of the roof doesn't cut into it life hangs on this thread. now the real work can begin. song new vocal method the.
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we are 130 meters up it's a wonderful feeling i really feel free i'm not dependent on anything apart from my rope. knowsley uses mountaineering techniques she learnt during her training it was hard both physically and mentally but she believed in herself against all odds. going through the training pointless you'll never be able to do that job even my friend said that. 5 years ago mostly you almost worked inside a highrise like this at the reception desk for the window she always admired the cleaners as they scaled down the facade then she asked the mood after they have shelley who's now her boss if he would hire a woman on his so far all male team. knows lee proved that women can do this too. it doesn't matter if you're a man or
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a woman what's important is if you're able to do this risky work or not here. today nestle elmer's is the only woman working in this previously all male domain. she doesn't have time to admire the view of istanbul below the skyline of the city of 18000000 who live its 161 skyscrapers has been totally transformed in the last 20 years. i respect every job no matter how high it is after i'm roped up that i feel safe. today illness and her team are 35 floors up. for cleaning up here in wind and weather. gets hazard pay meaning she earns a 3rd more than the average in turkey just don't drop the sponge. and a reminder of the top story we're following. the international monetary fund has come
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out with an updated forecast for the global economy saying g.d.p. fell by 3.5 percent in the past year depending on the roll out of vaccines the i.m.f. predicts a strong rebound of around 5 and a half percent this year. and that's all for me and the business team here for a lesson if you want more from us check out our website b.w. dot com slash business thanks for watching. you call. much drama. after the last defeat haircut are in freefall the trainer and managing director are now history which means berlin once again in mega occurrences. and more around frankfurt when the
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