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kenya's council rocked by two bomb blasts. at least three people with dead. an angry crowd attacks the police station in odessa. i'm marian in london. the stories we cover from london, the release of erich republican leader jerry adams without charge after being questioned about the most
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notorious murderers. we have all the sports including have athletic co-madrid thrown away their chances? the details are coming up. for a second day in a row, kenyans are under attack, at least three people were killed in two separate bomb blasts targeting buses in the capital of nairobi where they were carrying passengers along the busy highway. the blasts follow saturday's attacks in the port city of mombasa is which another three people died. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, like you say, sammy, those two buses were large buses and not the small one common here. two big buses traveling along the road not far from the city
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center along a very main highway. they both exploded and the deputy police commissioner of nairobi said bombs were on the buses. what's quite typical here of late of bomb attacks has been grenades being thrown, but at this point it appears that the bombs were on the bus. it's not clear whether they were suicide attacks or bombs planted. it's likely the buses were very busy driving down that road, and anybody on the bus is likely to have been hurt. so severe casualties, and for several hours after the attacks the ambulances were desperately trying to reach there and get through the traffic and get people to hospitals. now, nobody has claimed responsibility for this attack right now, but as you've said, this is part of an escalating pattern of attacks just within 24 hours four bombings now, two last night in the port city of
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mombasa and one at a bus as well. in that case it was grenades thrown at a bus that hit the bus and people getting on. another one was a bomb found within the grounds of an upscale hotel down by the beach there. an extremely big escalation of attacks. although no one has taken responsibility, these attacks are seen quite typical as the kind of escalated attacks they've seen here from the some mali-armed grouped al shabaab. two and a half years ago the kenyans entered somalia to fight al shabaab. since they struck back in kenya with such attacks, and the government in kenya is trying to respond with their own security crackdown in recent months. only in march they ordered all somali refugees living in nairobi and other cities in kenya to go back to refugee camps. this city is in flux and an
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extremely intense time tonight. >> it comes amid a wider security crackdown by kenyan authorities. any suggestion that these latest round of attacks are linked to that? >> most believe that to be the case. of course, no one in the al shabaab groups have not taken responsibility for this attack yet. they haven't said anything yet that they were responsible for it. that crackdown happening in the city is intensified and criticized by some human rights groups and community leaders amongst the somali community here who said that the police crackdown is largely contributing to what people see in certain areas as intimidation of the somali community here. because somalis have been ordered to go back to the count, in effect they're quite afraid of the security forces. there's afraid of being pushed back to camps where they have a very low quality of life and camps that are quite dangerous. following last night's attack, the police in nairobi gave a
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press conference earlier today around lunchtime, and there at that press conference they said these attacks would not encourage them to pull back that crackdown. now, police security movements have been pushing this last two months and in fact they plan to step it up. they stepped up the number of vehicles they have, the number of troops they have out there and they will, in fact, intensify this security crackdown. so both sides seem to be escalating at the moment. >> jane ferguson updating us from nairobi. three weeks after 300 schoolgirls were abducted in nigeria, the president set up a committee to help to secure the release. he ordered security chiefs to do everything possible to get the girls back, but people are becoming increasingly angry. we have the report. >> reporter: nigerians at the church praying for the kidnapped girls to be found. there's popular pressure on the president. he's set up a committee to investigate how the abductions
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took place and why the rescue effort has so far failed. some church-goers plan overnight vigils until the girls are found. >> i have children. i have daughters. i have a son. it's terrible. i put myself in the shoes of the parents. >> reporter: news of the abductions has spread around the world. these protesters in washington, d.c. accuse the nigerian government of mishandling the rescue effort. >> the president has the might of the full, entire military of the country. he has financial resources as well. he can make things happen if he actually wants to with things like this. so there shouldn't be any excuses. >> reporter: people have been protesting in london, too. there's a global social immediamedia
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drive under th the #bringhomethegirls. >> these are people's daughters, sisters and so on. it's wrong. they need to be found and returned to their families safely as soon as possible. >> reporter: public anger has been fueled by the conflicting figures from the government about how many girls have been affected. the anger is also because schools have been attacked before. in february 59 students were killed by boca hahome at a school near by. the military insists there's an ongoing operation to fro the girls but won't give us any details to what it calls security reasons. i asked when the presidential committee on abductions is expected to report back. despite all the international pressure, a presidential spokesperson would only say "soon." government forces in south sudan say they've taken back
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control of the towns. it's a significant gain because it's a rebel stronghold. former vice president met u.n. human rights chief there just last week. it has changed hands several times since fighting began in mid-december. pro-russian activists have attacked the police headquarters in the southern ukrainian city of odessa two days after violence in the city left more than 40 dead. the prime minister fired odessa's police chief and ordered a full investigation. jonah halls reporting from odessa. >> reporter: they emerged from the police station, more than 60 pro-russian protesters who took place in extreme violence in odessa friday night. for hours, as riot police simply looked on from behind their shields, the crowd chanted
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freedom and wanted the release of those inside. some forced their way into a vehicle entrance to the police station. once inside, they seemed to be on the brink of complete control. then from somewhere an apparent police decision to acquiesce. this is a city in which great violence was done on friday night and violence was possibly on the verge of happening again. it seems as if the police force widely blamed for failing to step in and prevent the violence on friday has actively decided here to stand back and do nothing in order to prevent it from happening again. the crowd's anger was inspired by what many saw when they were allowed into the blackened remains of the city's trade union building. here dozens of protesters labeled pro-russians died in a blaze on friday trapped in the
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building of so-called pro-ukrainian crowds encircled themself outside. >> reporter: -- >> translator: i'm going to seek revenge for our people for every drop of blood. >> reporter: ukraine's interim mm yatsenyuk was in odessa on sunday. he blamed russia and the police force he said did nothing to stop it. in this section of the population, his words had little meaning. jonah hall, al jazeera, odessa. aid supplies have started to arrive at the site of a landslide in afghanistan. they're in desperate need of help. dominick cain reports on the disaster that happened in a remote province on friday. >> reporter: seen from the air, the force of friday's landslide is clear.
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the village that lay in its path has been engulfed. now first aid tents stand near where houses once stood. they tend to an injured boy. this child is one of the lucky ones to get prompt treatment. this clinic is one of several that have been set up near the disaster area. >> translator: we found this injured child, who was trapped under the mud. he's got injures on his head and he's undergoing treatment in the health clinic in the area and provided him with necessary medication. >> reporter: many other people were not so fortunate. when the landslide happened it entombed most of the of the village. estimates of the number of people killed vary, but it's clear there's been a substantial loss of life. >> translator: after the landslide happened, i came here along with my friends to rescue our relatives, but we the
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couldn't rescue them. a huge number of people have been killed. a number of others are trapped under the mud. >> reporter: the governor of the province has said the houses are under so much mud it will be impossible to reach the people buried there. instead, they will make the area a mass grave. >> it's been declared a day of national mourning because all rescue efforts to find any bodies were discontinued because the houses that were buried we now estimate are under 50 to 70 meters of soil. >> reporter: for many of the survivors, home has become an improvised tent. with thousands of people displaced by the disaster, aid agencies say they have their work cut out. there are fears that the hillside that fell on this community is so unstable it could happen again. dominick cain, al jazeera. still to come, the u.n.
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describes syria's refugee crisis as the most catastrophic disaster since joan side. plus, campaign countdown in south africa. they hold their final rally ahead of voting on wednesday. and in sports why were chelsea's players calling foul in their premier league game against norwich? those details are coming up. some news from europe now. a russian republican leader and irish republican leader jerry adams is released out of police custody. detectives will send a file of evidence against jerry adams to british prosecutors for potential charges later. investigators have been holding the leader since wednesday in connection with the 1972 murder
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of jean mcconville, the widowed mother of ten. they abducted her thinking she was working as a spy for the british government. adams denies any role in the murder and says he was never a member of the ira. tim friend is outside the police station in northern ireland where adams were questioned. do we know when he might make an appearance, tim? >> reporter: any moment now we got word of his release and official confirmation from the police not so long ago, he's on his way out of the police station here. there's been a protest by some loyalists, a small -- relatively small number of loyalists who have been gathering outside the police station gates. they clearly want to make their point in how angry they are that jerry adams is being released. we've just had a loyalist politician appeals to them make
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their point but perhaps allow the convoy. we expect him to leaf by convoy with the armored police cars in attendance. let them leave and make their way into bell fast city center where we understand that they will give a press conference to give their side of the version of events since, as you say, he was detained on wednesday evening. the police have until 8:00 here local time to make up their minds anyway, but they sort of preempted that by clearly deciding that this was the correct route to follow to send a file to the public prosecution office and let them decide. look at the file and let them decide whether a charge is valid or not in the future. >> so the case isn't over yet. we know that the arrest has prompted angry exchanges between the two main parties there, tim.
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are there concerns about potential, longer term damage to the power-sharing government in the peace process? >> well, i think that's the most immediate concern, over the future of policing. as you were saying, there are strong words from the politicians and from shinning fayne politicians. they thought there was a dark side to policing in northern ireland. they thought they were old school, as it were, elements within the police force who wanted to settle old scores and there was a bias against them in effect. peter robertson, the first minister here in northern ireland, he's a unionist politician came back and accused him of effectively blackmailing the police and using bully boy tactics. he said this was not the way to go, because the police had every right to independently do their job. in fact, if they weren't
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investigating jerry adams on the allegations, if they didn't investigate gerri adams, that would be a dereliction of their duty. >> gerry adams has been freed without charge. the belgium police have used water cannons to break up a group. they did it to break up a group of 500 in brussels. the french comedians has been criticized for making antisemtic remarks. he was scheduled to attend the ral rally. upip is forecast to win the highest votes in this year's election. it reflects the support despite
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allegations of racism and hope phobia. the campaign for an immediate exit from the eu sees support from the uuk's party. >> i'm going to show you all the candidates from different ethnic backgrounds. four people have been arrested after a shooting in rome that happened before the italian cup final. one football fan suffered a serious chest wound while two others were shot in the arms. they say the suspected shooter acted alone and accused of attempted murder. the other people arrested are being investigated for fighting. the start of the match was delayed for 40 minutes as police tried to calm fans inside and outside the stadium. residents in central italy rolled up their sleeves and started a huge cleanup after unprecedented floods swept through the region. it stopped raining for now, but
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weather is likely to stay in place for another 72 hours. 30 people whose homes were largely ruined were sheltered in a local reception center, while two-thirds of the population don't have electricity. that's it from london for now. thanks so much, mir yam. libya's parliament chose a new prime minister. now we're looking at live pictures -- we're about to look at live pictures of gerry adams. there we are. that's what we're supposed to be looking at. we should see him being released. he's probably being placed in the van as we speak. we understand these are live pictures coming out where gerry adams, irish republican leader, has been released after three days in police custody. he was questioned in connection with a killing in 1972 of jean mcconville.
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it was one of the most notorious murderers or killings in the irish conflict. new evidence which had been released to authorities prompted the questioning of gerry adams, and the questioning process was extended over a number of days, inciti inciting strong feelings on both sides of the divide there. now we're looking at the release of the irish republican leader. the parliament has chosen a new prime minister. he was sworn in after being elected by 121 out of 180 members of the general national congress. let's get more on the story now with the analyst. good to have with us. he's the fifth prime minister since the overthrow of gaddafi. do you think he has a better chance of leading where others have failed? >> reporter: he's incredibly courageous in a moment where the
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previous prime minister had been threaten and had fighting on his hands, i think. i think he's quite courageous, but he has to identify three main places where he can be successful, and that's building consensus amongst the very political blocs and party blocs in the gnc in a quite difficult period and polarized atmosphere in the parliament. number two, he has to kind of identify spaces outside of the formal structures relatively informal structures of tribes and militias and look for an agreement so he can try to build it on the ground and try to kind of instill a gree degree of stability across libya's periphery. number three, he has to look at the counterterrorism strategy relevant to libya's dilma lish ya landscape but goes beyond this war on terror strategy quite prevalent in north africa
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and understands the nature of the threats. he has to win hearts and minds among libya's youth. he's courageous, but he has a lot of work ahead of him. >> if you look at the parliament blocs that have support him, does that give us any reason to hope he will be more successful in establishing the authority of the state and disarming militias? >> not immediately. he has two weeks to form a cabinet and two weeks is enough time for many political blocs to either change their mind and look for other candidates, so unless he can try to work inside and be inclusive, then i think he has a good chance and as tripoli resident he has a good chance to win his place back in the center of governance in tripoli and find his place back in the capital. he's a good choice on the table. yes, i think he's got a pretty good chance. >> what's happened to the political transition in that
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whole process? now we're talking about whether a prime minister can hold onto power rather than a new constitution, the constituent assembly and so on? >> well, it's the constituent assembly and constitution are interesting metrics. i think the real metric for political health is that the socioeconomic indicators and those things have been, you know, descended to chaos. that's unfortunately the destabilizing elements of democratization. this is the fall jouft. dedemocratizati dedemocratization, but it often is. the transition is in a very unfortunate position. the international community has a large role to play to build consensus among the players but find areas in ways which to stabilize the country so that they can immunize the political landscape. at the moment if you find a prime minister to be kidnapped and threatened with use of
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force, you've not immunized those on the ground with the positions from those that do. you know, the ballot box is an interesting kind of metric for health and the constitution is always interesting for metrics for health. at the given rate of development, the constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper. the ballot book is often disregarded. if you look at the political apathy with a half million votes cast for the constitutional assembly, some didn't make their way into the 60 and 45. i think we're there. i think 300 or 400 made their way back in now. it's a difficult staining. you have to reconcile both pictures to get a full image of where the transition is heading. >> all right. thanks so much. >> thank you. now in syria there are growing hopes of a cease-fire to end a two-year siege of homs. rebel forces reached a partial agreement. it allows rebels to pull out of
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homs with the operation monor forked by the u.n. they will release hezbollah fighters and syrian army soldiers. syria's refugee crisis meanwhile is described as the most catastrophic humanitarian disaster since the rwandan genocide. they're appealing to the international community for more help to house the millions of people that fled the fighting. al jazeera reports from jordan's refugee camp where the foreign ministers have been meeting. >> reporter: the syrian refugee crisis is now being described as the most catastrophic humanitarian disaster since the rwandan genocide. those were the words from the u.n.'s high commissioner of refugees. in t in the camp in jordan, they all agreed it's time for the international community to increase its support for syrian
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refugees and the countries hosting them. >> we call on the international community to step up to the challenge, to be more active and forthcoming in burden sharing, and we remind you that this crisis has reached levels in which lip service and fig leaves are beyond being unhelpful but are counter-productive and have become a distraction from the real issues. >> reporter: this year they requested $4.25 billion to cope with the refugee crisis in jordan, lebanon, turkey, egypt and iraq. so far only 25% of the money has been received, and this time there were calls on more countries to open their borders to syrians leaving their country because of the war. >> it is necessary that countries around the world not only the countries of the region, countries around the world keep their borders open to syrian refugees. >> reporter: there was also criticism of the international community's failure to find a
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political solution for syria, particularly the u.n. security council. >> the u.n. security council unfortunately does not impose anything on the regime waiting for the mercy of the regime does not help us. >> reporter: there are now 3 million refugees outside syria and 6.5 million displaced internally. governments and countries neighboring syria say they're frustrated by what they call the world's inadequate response. that explains why these refugees living under harsh conditions say they're struggling and suffering every day. they've been living in the camps for over a year. he says there has to be more financial support for syrians because he's afraid he would live here for several years. >> translator: we've been here for days, and what if we stay for ten years? >> reporter: the ministers at
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the meaning say the cries is growing at an unimaginable rate. none are expected to end soon. the trial of three al jazeera journalists have been adjourned until may 15th. they're accused of falsifying news and conspireing with the outlaw muslim brotherhood. it's been declared a terrorist organization by egypt's government. a fourth journalist has been detained since last august now. he's been on hunger strike for 104 days. al jazeera rejects all charges again this staff. let's go to tim friend now where he joins us from outside the police station where gerry adams has been held. we understand now he's been released. tim, what can you tell you?
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>> reporter: he will give a press conference. a few moments ago the spectators lined up in the last few seconds because it was so intriguing. the police edged out in their armed vehicle out in front of the police station. there was a standoff with lawless protesters who don't like the fact he's being released at all. it came to a stand still, but it was a decoy. there's a back entrance, and while all that was happening, gerry adams was already on his way. he's being released, but a file is going to the director of public prosecutions. the possibility of a charge in the future remains, but for now gerry adams is about to talk at a press conference in bell fast city center gives him version of events since he was detained here on wednesday night. back to you.
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>> what happens next after this file is send to the public prosecution you just mentioned? >> reporter: it could take some time because the police have a lot of tapes to go through. they've been talking to him since wednesday, hours of interrogation. they will draw up their report and then send it to the director of public prosecutions, who then will make a judgment. there are two hurdles. one is is there a reasonable chance of a prosecution being mounted against mr. adams? secondly, is it in the public interest? this is, i think, what will play most crucially on his mind while he makes that decision because, of course, all these historical prosecutions or positive potential prosecutions create the kind of tensions that we've seen in the last few days here in northern ireland. already there's criticism about police tactics, accusing the police of having a dark side
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wants to settle old scores. in an atmosphere as febrile as northern ireland can be, that's something they can do without. they'll think very careful by how to proceed if indeed there is enough evidence to proceed in the first place. >> all right. tim friend there from antrim. still to come, senegal shoemakers compete with the chinese. how children as young as 5 learn to code in the u.k. the stunning start to the season continues. all the action from the spanish grand prix is coming up. r
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people were dead. at least three people have been killed after two bus attacks in the kenyan capital of nairobi. no one has claimed responsibility. gerry adams has been released from custody in northern ireland after three days of questioning. he was held for the 1972 murder of jean mcconville. adams denies any involvement in the killing and has not been charged. now one of the top stories. the crisis in ukraine. this is a political risk analyst specializes in central and eastern european countries. first of all, help us understand what the ukrainian military's strategy here? one day they advance and set up checkpoin checkpoints yesterday all over the east of ukraine and apparently they fell back. >> they're walking a thin line between appears to try to quell
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the unrest in eastern ukraine and also not pushing too hard and not to use too much force in order not to provoke russian response, because one of the restrainting they have is russia is claims a protectionist approach to the russian authority in the ukraine and warning time and again that any use of force against the pro-russian protesters as they put it would start russia's presence in the region. >> have they effectively lost control of the east and the ability to take it back? >> they have ordered the -- they claim themselves that they have a problem maintaining control of eastern ukraine, which is probably a fair assessment. forces so far have been relatively successful in removing certain people from
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individual buildings, but not effectively re-establishing control of kiev over these regions. what happens is every time they're clear one roadblock, they have another one somewhere else. >> can ukraine be reunified or at least can the government reassert a single unified control of the country through the use of force? >> see, this is probably the most important risk in ukraine at the moment rather than just a set of russian invasion. it is the division within the society that is now running very deep and also the suspicions of certain parts of the society to the central government. the central government cannot rely on the use of force to re-establish the unity of the nation. it needs to win the hards and minds of the population. in the last couple of days the main thrust of the operations that the ukrainian government
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has been conducting was actually for the local councils building and for the local tv stations. they have been on the russian tv channels for the past couple of weeks and switch it back to the ukrainian broadcast to send out their own messages. >> when you make your calculations and projections for ukraine, what do you see in the crystal ball? a federal state in the future or a breakup? >> what we see at this point is probably a protracted state of internal unrest for ukraine. federalization is something that the central government is kiev is very likely to concede, unless forced to do so by an increasing level of violence and probably the convincing force of the western allies that would be looking for some sort of accommodation of russian interests in the region in order to de-escalate the situation.
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they wouldn't be willing to implement federal structure for the state. they look to maintain the unitiy of the state and try to convince the eastern parts of the country that perhaps this is the best way to go forward. however, whether they can still be convinced in the short to medium term, that is becoming increasingly questionable. there is an obvious lack of trust in the kiev with authorities and without restoration of this trust, this will lead to a protracted conflict between certain parts of the society and the central government. >> that certainly seems to be the case for now. thanks so much. they're holding their final campaign rallies ahead of general elections on wednesday. supporters of the ruling african national conference have gathered in johannesburg. the freedom fighters held their
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rally in pretoria. tonya page was there. we'll hear from her in a moment. first we're at the anc rally in johannesburg. >> reporter: it's a tough crowd to please. supporters want to know why there are corruption allegations in the ruling african national congress and want to know where there is poor service delivery. we began to see some people in the 90,000 seat stadium get up and live. they said they were tired and hungry and some said his speech was boring, but the president carried on. he promised to create jobs and tackle corruption in the ruling african national congress and deal with the land issue. he says that he will try to work very hard with his anc party to make sure more land is redistributed to landless black south africans. he has support because of the legacy the anc has. they thank the anc for ends
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apartheid. they count on that loyalty come the election on the 7th of may. >> reporter: he's the commander in chief of the freedom fighters. they want to nationalize the countries mines and banks from white owners without giving compensation. he wants a minimum wage of $450 a month and double the salaries of police officers, teachers and nurses. there isn't a lot of information in detail given by the party as to exactly how that will be achiev achieved, and the critics are certainly slamming these ideas as unaffordable and unrealistic. all the polls say he will be elected to parliament but may not be there for long depending on the outcome of a corruption case at the end of the year. if he's found guilty and sentenced, he'll be ejected from the parliament. he was kicked out of the anc a
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few years ago. but he has resonated with young people and some say the anc hasn't done enough to improve their lives in the last 20 years. chinese premier yang is traveling to the ethiopian capital and wants to improve trade between china and africa. china overtook the u.s. as africa's largest trading partner five years ago, but people in africa say they're being priced out of the market by rising cheaper asian products. we report from the capital of takar. >> reporter: he started to learn to make shoes from his grandfather when he was just 5 years old. he even quit school to take over the family shoe-making business, but since then his income has halved because instead people buy shoes made in china. >> translator: i talk about it with other shoemakers.
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what will happen to you ten years from now? our job is tacked. >> reporter: they cost by $8 for a pair and the profit margin is slim. the shoes are well-built, but around the corner from his shop is a market with thousands of different shoes all different colors and designs and all made in chinese factories. this one is a very similar design but doesn't feel as strong but only costs about $4. that's half the price. it's very difficult for the svengali shoemakers to compete. just across the road, he does a roaring trade selling imported chinese trinkets and purses. he says he loves china. he even made enough money to fly there for a visit. >> translator: if you want to make money, you can only do it with chinese goods. we can only move forward as long as what you sell is beautiful. people will buy it.
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>> reporter: as african business booms, china is cashing in. it already overtook the u.s. as africa's largest trading partner in 2009. >> now we have the cold war between the u.s. and china. >> reporter: they say china gains advantage in africa by keeping quiet about democracy and human rights. >> china says i'm here to help you do business and trade. i'm not getting involved in your internal affairs unlike the u.s., unlike the u.k. and the european union. >> reporter: as the global economy shifts east, there are winners and losers. he's one of thousands of sheemakers in senegal, but all are scored their income and craft may soon be gone. now, 5 and 6-year-olds in england will become the first in the developed world to start learning computer coding in school. it's part of an attempt to
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create a generation of high-tech intee prenears. kim explains. >> reporter: in southwest england these students take a language class of a different kind. >> the language with code. >> reporter: just like with french or spanish, there are rules and exceptions to learn. by learning the languages of code, they speak to a computer creating games, applications and websites. >> this is a really good thing to use, because i want to own my own business. i want to do my own website and can do it myself. >> reporter: coding and programming is a growing trend globally. israeli high schools included computer science and curriculums a decade ago, and australia did not in finland is looking to make similar changes. come september england is the first go-20 country to teach computer science rather than computer literacy to year one. students will start learning to write code from the age of 5. they'll go through four stages,
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from learningal g al goal goe a riments it's a fair cry from the day of typing lessons and microsoft office tutorials. that's how the government wants it. he wants the changes and says coding has real-world applications. >> they do it to make games to sell so they're economically viable as a 16-year-old. >> reporter: while most teechlers are on board, not all of them are. matthew rogers is helping to train other teachers but says there's not enough funding. >> it's not like reading a quick book about it. they need to understand how it works. >> reporter: one of the biggest supporters is apple to get would be coders up and running.
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>> the next great creators with places like tan. >> nia and like delhi. we're trying to create a new kind of computing experience. >> reporter: a new generation of creative is what the u.k. government says it's investing in to try to compete in the global innovation race. still to come on the news hour -- >> i'm rachel in guadalajara, mexico. he'll tell you why some children are trying to ban children from becoming bull fighters. in sports, who will join the los angeles clippers in the next round of the nba playoffs? the latest news from sunday's games coming up.
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welcome back. there's a tradition in mexico that children are trained to fight bulls. critics say they're being trained in the sacrifice of animals. rachel reports from the western mexican city of guadalajara. >> reporter: a proud moment for 8-year-old edison in his first fight with a young bull. bull fighting is in his blood. at home he shows me his tools including his sword and his cape. he is scared he could get injured but dreams of one day traveling the world. >> translator: i want to be a famous bullfighter and for lots of people to come and see my fight. >> reporter: three times a week he takes lessons at
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guadalajara's bull ridge where crowds come to watch matadors fight. for most of the students it's a family tradition, in their genes they say since the days of the spanish. they learn discipline and focus, and the trainers say the earlier they start the better. >> translator: this takes a lot of time and dedication to be able to become a professional bullfighter, so the younger you start, the more time you have to prepare. >> reporter: there are over a dozen of sponsored academies all throughout mexico. they say it's far from a dying tradition, but their critics stay that exposed children to such violence is wrong. in this video the most famous of the child bullfighters nicknamed michaleto is repeatedly knocked to ground by a bull in colombia. he started his apprenticeship of 5 years old. organizers are accused of using children to boost crowds. in mexico, unlike spain, there's
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no age limit. congressman kardro is trying to ban what he says is tantamount to child abuse. >> translator: we're fed up with violence, and every day more and more mexicans want to do away with these sort of violent acts. mexico, colombia and peru are the only countries left to promote bullfighting. >> reporter: watching from the stands they say their son doesn't completely understand the dangers. >> translator: we don't know if he has a future as a bullfighter. for a moment it's a game for him. we'll see if he has what it takes. >> reporter: they say they will support his passion until the moment comes when he decides if it's really worth risking his life. rachel i van, al jazeera, guadalajara, mexico. now it's time for the sports news. >> athletico madrid blew their
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chance to win. they would have seen the champions league finalists needing a point from the remaining two games to claim their first title since 1996, but it was that host that grabbed the win. in the 7th minute they earned a goal. they made sure that the points for the home side with a goal in the second half. they're just three points above in section. that means real madrid is six points behind athletico with two games in hand and kick off against valencia. in england chelsea missed out on the chance to go on through the top. chelsea have failed to win at home since the 8th of the april. that meant the blues -- means the blues are a point behind liverpool and man city, but they played the game and their title hopes could be ended if liverpool beat them on monday.
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they were in consolidated fourth place heading into the only goal of the game. floyd mayweather jr. has won the welterweight division in las vegas. he struggled early on as mariana took the fight to him, but mayweather took control in the later rounds despite suffering a cut above his right eye. he scored the victory on a points decision. one judge called the fight a draw, while the other two give it to the american. with it he got the wba belt to add to his own wbc title. >> i got a cut early on in my career from a headbutt, but i told the fans, i told the people, everybody, that i wasn't going to do a lot of moving or fighting. i wanted to give the fans their money's worth and the people on pay-per-view their money's worth. that's what i did tonight. we fought, we fought.
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he's a hell of a competitor. reigning motogp champion marquez kept up the perfect start to the season after claiming his fourth race in a row. he followed that win in argentina with a victory in front of 115,000 crowd at the spanish coliseum. he's the first rider to win the first full races of the season. >> of course, i'm really happy. it's a different victory because this is very modern that we can. that's danny valentino and jorge was to great. in the race i feel good. of course, it was a little physical but we saw that in the beginning. one game is under way right now.
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brooklyn nets are currently beating the toronto raptors, 75-65. that's the deciding game of the eastern conference series. the other game is the dallas mavericks taking on the number one seed in the western conference, the san antonio spurs. that series also stands at 3-3. that game gets under way in a half hour's time. meanwhile, the los angeles clippers put the controversy surrounding their owner behind them to claim a spot in the western conference playoffs semifinals. they worked hard against the golden state warriors with 3-3 going into it. but a great team performance saw them outlast their opponents. the clippers advance to the semifinals. only the third time since they moved to los angeles as part of the 1994 season. >> just happy we pulled it out. it's going to sound crazy, but it was all about tonight.
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everything else was in the past. couldn't dwell on that different stuff, and not diminish our series and how everything has been in the past week or so. it was all about basketball tonight. california crown has won one of the oldest and most prestigious horse races in the world, the kentucky derby. >> he's got a five-length lead on the competition. it's california chrome in front. >> the favorite declared to win the 140th running of this race with a $2.2 million first prize. what made the victory all the more remarkable is the fact california chrome's owners got money from retirement savings to buy the horse. >> watched this colt come up and grow and develop and developed mind that he has and run, just
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run because he loves to run. he loves the competition. he loves to run. to see all this happen for my partner perry martin and our wives and families, to see this dream come true that we have put so much blood, sweat and tears, our savings, our retirement into this horse and see this horse win the kentucky derby, i have no words. i really have no words right now. check out a al with details there and you can also use twitter and facebook. that's all for sports for now. that's the end of the news hour here, but we're back with a full hour of news in a couple of minutes. don't go too far. stay with us here on al jazeera.
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emsteinem >> i became beautiful when i became a fenninist. up to then i was a pretty girl. i was not pretty. >> the face of filminism, gloria steinem. believes the women's battle is going on. >> a blue-colour uniform job for a man pays more. >> gloria steinem has expanded her image to address other social injustices.