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it's has never been more available it's a constant barrage with every day but the message is simplistic you have this brain good logical rational person crazy monsters and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not hold well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint trying to bring mainstream when you do narratives of this time on al-jazeera. the latest twist in the corruption investigation of south africa's president and police to the whole of one of the country's laws and for when child family. hello and welcome to al-jazeera live from our headquarters in doha with me
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elizabeth prada also ahead. rebuilding iraq kuwait pledges two billion dollars to help the country to cover from the years of conflict. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says nothing will come of a police recommendation that he be indicted on corruption charges plus. what we have seen so far is cruel and barbaric to top it off they have the gall to blame the media. the united nations steps up the pressure on young must government over the crisis. we began to in south africa where police have raided the home of a prominent business family with toews to president jacob zuma and arrested three people the roads around the home of the family in johannesburg have been sealed off of the area designated a crime scene. president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption linked
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to the family let's get more on this now our correspondent found in the minutes joining us live from johannesburg what more can you tell us about what's happening around the cop the family home and father. elizabeth as you mentioned the three people have been arrested so far we understand that one of them is a member of the group to family and one other it business associate just to give you a better idea who the spammy is and why this development is so significant this is an indian born family that has strong ties to president jacob zuma and they've long been accused of using their relationship with jacob zuma to benefit from government contracts to influence decisions around government policy and even the appointment of ministers in cabinet it's thought that these arrests this raid has been a long time coming the accusations around the relationship between zuma and the copters goes back several years now and this particular investigation is related to
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the theatre dairy project in the free state province of south africa where investigations have shown that the money that was designated to a government project that was meant to assist poor farmers their money was then siphoned off into gupta owned companies up to fifteen to twenty million dollars now this is the first time that there was a direct link shows between in an investigation between corrupt activity and the gupta family where money was deposited directly into an account of one of the brothers now also linked to this of course is jacob zuma son did as a judge to do sonnie it's thought to meet a lower meter is local media reporting that he could be a risk the next he's a shareholder in one of the companies that are owned by the good to us and they're involved in this a dairy farm investigation so. the really is quite significant that these arrests
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have come given that jacob zuma has been recalled by the african national congress we're waiting for any sort of word from the president around whether or not he's going to resign and when that is going to happen but the pressure is certainly on given these arrests and the timing absolutely famine there and we were expecting to hear from the president a little earlier that hasn't happened we're still expecting it to while the i believe the a and c. are actually meeting in cape town. was with russia in pretoria outside the union both things the seat of power here in south africa and this is where we're expecting jacob zuma to address the media at some point there's been some confusion we have to say from his communications team around whether or not he will be speaking to the media there was a notification sent out that was then denied saying oh that was an error and so this is added to the speculation around exactly what's going to happen now the
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parliamentary the a.n.c. parliamentary caucus as you mentioned is meant is meeting in cape town and it's speculated that this could be a round what to move the a.n.c. may make next that if jacob zuma doesn't resign the a.n.c. would then have to look at his options as to how to get jacob zuma out of office one of the options would then be a motion of no confidence in parliament another option would be impeachments now opposition parties have a motion of no confidence scheduled for next week they want those brought forward in fact they want to go as far as dissolving parliament they've written to the speaker of parliament to start these proceedings but they're waiting to begin talks around that so they continues to be a lot of uncertainty but certainly a lot of moves around pushing jacob zuma out of office and the a.n.c. and specifically jacob zuma really are in a difficult position you're absolutely fine with a lot of developments too and we will of course go back to. when there are any more
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but for now she is joining us live from pretoria thank you. let's move on to other news now kuwait says it will lend one billion dollars to iraq and has committed another billion as an investment that happened at the conclusion of a summit in kuwait city to raise funds for iraq's reconstruction iraqi officials they are up to one hundred billion dollars as needed after the defeat of eisel well earlier the us agreed to a three billion dollars worth of credit for baghdad secretary of state rex tillerson called on other coalition members to help out iraq to claim victory over us in the december after a three year war. over kuwait weekly to one billion dollars in a mechanism to be approved by the kuwaiti fund another one billion dollars for investment opportunities in iraq in addition to the contributions to be made by the kuwaiti charitable organizations we pray to god almighty that this conference and its proceedings will be a success and iraqi prime minister where there are called on other nations to
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follow kuwait's example. that's a definite catch he admitted at how they have deployed to make it more we sacrifice a lot for the sake of the goal and to protect our citizens that's why we call in others to take responsibility and participate in the reconstruction of what has been destroyed the infrastructure and services but we also have to reestablish the stability of liberated areas there's been a huge displacement of people i want say that this is vital in order for those who were displaced to come back yeah let's go to sammy's a town now he's joining us now live from that conference how much does it look like the conference will generate sammy. well in a nutshell i can tell you if you crunch the numbers so far it looks like we're looking at about four billion dollars that's in terms of loans that's not a that's loans between one billion from quite three billion from the u.s. in terms of straight forward aid we're looking around a billion from quite three hundred thirty million which will play which was pledged
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earlier from n.g.o.s so maybe about one point three billion at this stage in terms of aid that's still a far cry from even that eighty eight billion which the iraqi ministry of planning is been asking this conference to provide i think what we've got to keep as well into perspective is the sort of noise and signals coming out of the world's preeminent superpower the world's largest economy the united states of america the country whose invasion back in two thousand and three of iraq led the country arguably into this spiral of violence is trying to climb and i'll tell and i think we've still got a few hours to go in this conference but if the usa doesn't feel it can give much more than what it's giving i think it would be fairly unrealistic to expect that any other country is going to rush to fill that eighty eight billion gap that exists. in a billion that the country is asking this conference to provide where does that leave people. well in a lot of doubt as i've been finding out. displacement is a cold world
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a life where the only warmth is the smile of your last surviving child and that the smiles wife and two other children were killed in a u.s. led coalition air strike in two thousand and four his house in ramadi turned to rubble now have been a camp is the inhospitable host of these unwilling guests these are the people the u.s. secretary of state told a conference of the n.t. eisel coalition not to forget. which. countries managed to work together to achieve a military goal defeating i saw on the battlefield but now that that phase is over comes perhaps an even more challenging one how do you keep an international coalition together in achieving the next three key objectives reconstruction on
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land recaptured from i saw political inclusiveness and security but who will stop isis return and provide security america's top diplomat says ground forces a crucial but his own troops have already started to draw from and in syria washington is mainly relied on kurdish forces to fight i saw forces turkey is fighting and previews the missing plane another terrorist group that can't be allowed to fill the vacuum. on the ship must we have seen some very serious mistakes and wrongdoing from our ally the united states our relations are at a very critical juncture we will either mend our relations or they will break apart completely assignment wasteland of destruction is nonetheless the subject of a noisy argument over who protects it both tillerson and iraq's prime minister are urging attendees it's a reconstruction. france to help iraq rebuild but. the war is over with the
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battle for reconstruction has just begun and already batasan to invest in iraq is a real invitation but who will come up with the one hundred billion dollars a bag he says is needed to listen maybe urging the private sector to commit its cash but he's president was busy describing money spent in the middle east is a waste as of a couple of months ago seven trillion dollars in the middle east and the middle east is far worse now than it was seventeen years ago when they went in the children of happening at camp know what fall was looks like all they want is to go home and a real shot at a peaceful future now the u.s. secretary of state said in another conference the conference will be global alliance to defeat. the usa would be giving two hundred million dollars this year to stabilize areas which have been retaken from i saw but that's in syria north iraq so that still leaves some of those questions i looked out of my package there up in the air the bottom line here is if by the end of the day iraqi officials have
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got a least a significant part of that up to one hundred billion dollars or the eighty eight billion dollars the ministry of planning has been asking for if there's still confusion about providing security on the ground that could leave this region where we were before this conference began all right sammy thank you very much for that for now that sam is aidan joining us live from kuwait city frank you are we are going to get more on this we're joined by a professor of political science at the university very good to have you with us thank you on al-jazeera so sam is a town was reporting on the absolutely terrible situation for millions of people whose lives have been completely destroyed of course by the conflict in iraq and have only had a few very few billion dollars of the one hundred billion needed to reconstruct the country yes so where it is a disappointment i think this is a disappointment for everybody. the danger for the sunni is who were destroyed their houses were destroyed if they were refugees in their own country it's
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disappointment for the only body and i think with rebuilding iraq finding some kind of solution political stability for for iraq it's a dilemma for the whole word about fighting terrorism was going to happen in these areas that were the routes for increased terrorism because we know the conditions there were a factor to increase terrorism it's a disappointment for the united states that thinking about almost. a strategy and we thought that their son would have a plan about it was going to happen in iraq it's a disappointment for allies even within the region if they cannot count in the united states anymore we could do the fighting but the day after it is a disappointment for everybody to be able to be left in the cold and then they have to align themselves for for doing that and i'm not sure if iraq is able to do that this sixty plus countries who are fighting isis and i think where they are and they
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have to do something about it all is going to do something then because you've had the u.s. president donald trump recently say just days ago that the seven trillion dollars that was spent on the middle east over the past i don't know i lost two decades was a waste the gulf countries of course don't have as much money as they once did because of the full and oil prices everyone is reluctant to spend on iraq because of the massive corruption problem there's been a lot of talk about the private sector stepping in but how willing do you think the private sector would be to step into a country what its problems right now these are good questions and their dilemma is i think facing decision makers and facing everybody within the region it seems to me that they're nobody is interested nobody really understand that terrorism it is not the fight for the iraqis themselves it's a thread that sort of thing everybody all around the world americans european muslims christians jews everybody. and it is in the interests of everybody in rebuilding iraq it is the interest of fighting terrorism it is at the interest of
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it dealing with the region stabilizing the middle east and cutting the way against the return of terrorists we know for a fertile for a fact that terrorism and i says arise in mosul which is an area of sunni areas and we know we we need that inclusive iraq to come back again and i think nobody's deal with the private sector we have a dilemma it is disability the situation in iraq and they should have that there are a coward in terms of going over their heads of capitalism does this is our demetri if they're willing to go to iraq and invest in that. because of the political situation i think the americans have to take the lead the other countries have to take the lead it is not only long as the these iraqis they need an immediate. investment and immediate help as soon as possible much more certainly needed mr mayor thank you as always for your time we appreciate it and thank you. well still
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ahead on the bulletin. how the case of an indigenous man killed by a white farmer could change canada's criminal justice system. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across southeastern parts of asia you consider a massive cloud across central parts of the philippines last given some very large rainfall totals over the last twenty four hours parts of west pop have also seen very heavy rain i can confirm that personally being see this all rainfall totals we've been getting there so as we look at the forecast more heavy rain for many of these areas here circulation cycle moving away. going to be heading further into the south china sea house where we've got some showers across southern parts of the plane should. all looking at some heavy rain at times so expect storms in jakarta
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fine though up through most of southern parts of thailand through into bangkok across cambodia and central southern parts of vietnam enjoying fine weather down into a stray we've got trough of low pressure in many areas given the risk of showers but also you can see the shower clouds across more northern areas as a tropical cyclone which has been affecting new caledonia most other areas big rainfall totals again for darwin the airports have lost twenty four hours of forecasts continue to give heavy rain across the top and there across some more southern areas looking fine for sydney highs of twenty nine i played with bruce when twenty two degrees across western australia looks like being a one in perth highs thirty one. for the congolese the journey to work. or. the hardship i prefer to live on the first day i got to talking to chance again life and live on
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a dangerous journey through the jungle. to the real world i merely die. our children go to school and live because of the trade risking it all the democratic republic of congo at this time on al-jazeera. it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories south african police have raided the home of a prominent business family with ties to president jacob zuma and arrested three people the roads around the family home in johannesburg have been sealed off the area designated a crime scene president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption linked to
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the family. kuwait has pledged to a billion dollars to help rebuild iraq following the defeat of eisel the country's a major says one billion given in laws and a number and direct investment shakes. made the announcement at a summit in kuwait city to raise funds for iraq's reconstruction. now a defiant israeli prime minister says the government is stable and that he'll keep leading the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery benjamin netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backward deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage sorry for such reports from west to receive them. the corruption scandal has swirled around him for months but never at this intensity addressing the nation benjamin netanyahu was determined to project resilience and confidence i'm sure will be with you not too slow i will continue to lead israel responsibly and faithfully as long as the
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citizens of israel choose me to lead you i am certain i am certain that the truth will be revealed and i am certain that at the next elections which will be held on schedule i will earn your trust again israeli police are recommending that he be charged in two cases the first case one thousand involves gifts of cigars and champagne made to the prime minister and his wife sarra the gift givers israeli born hollywood mogul. and a stray and billionaire james packer they say in total the netanyahu has received a quarter of a million dollars the accusation that netanyahu back to bill that would have saved his friend much more money if he wanted to repatriate to israel netanyahu rejected any such suggestion in his late night rebuttal saying only that he helped him with the visa application not in return for cigars but because it was a friend of israel and you know come to the last what route to i'm not here for personal gain but that was what was driving me i would have been somewhere else long ago what drives me is one thing to assure the future of our state in the
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second case israel's prime minister is accused of trying to get favorable coverage in the country's second biggest newspaper by offering to hamper the activities of its main competitor the police are also reportedly recommending the proprietor of the yeti off her own off newspaper be charged with bribery the question now is how much the prime minister's carefully cultivated image of a wise economic steward and strong security pragmatist will be undermined by the tawdry details in the police document was distasteful is there is the pettiness of it he is personally a millionaire. he doesn't need. a billionaire to buy him cigars more important in the voters' reactions may well be those of netanyahu as political allies will his coalition partners continue to back him and perhaps the most consequential decision will fall to the attorney general whether or not to follow the police recommendation and indict the sitting prime minister of israel or a force of al-jazeera wester assume. they were semesters of the un nikki haley has
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accused myanmar of handing it minority of a henge a muslim population a death sentence the u.s. is increasing pressure on myanmar to end violence against the hunter with senators pushing for more sanctions to be imposed on the mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . the plight of the rethink is highlighted in this exhibition on capitol hill around the table discussion on the crisis is joined by some of the senators who are adamant that the time has come for military leaders to be held accountable for the well documented abuse suffered in iraq current state and i hope this exhibit right here on capitol hill well help bring to the american people the need the urgency for us to help the rohingya muslims and to prevail in the future atrocities in our community we should speak out and world the civilized world against the million
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more policies that have led to this persecution of discrimination in this expulsion of these people from me and more and the demand that the white house take a public position on what is happening in myanmar i want to see the president the united states cape fear stand about this ethnic cleansing about this genocide we have not had one word not one word from the oval office. not one word of leadership against this horrific horrific crime against humanity on tuesday donald trump's ambassador to the un did speak on the issue but pointed the finger of blame at others for not holding myanmar to a calm unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern rakhine state we cannot look the other way
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in the situation while there may be little action at the u.n. the u.s. senate is likely to lead the way with a food vote in coming days and targeted sanctions appears certain against those military leaders responsible for these crimes mike hanna al-jazeera washington. and he over here a senior opposition leader has been released from prison after days of anti-government protests and all charges have now been dropped against. secretary general of the overall more federalist congress. was initially held on terrorism charges following his arrest in december two thousand and fifteen he was freed along with seven other opposition members. canada's government says it's looking at changing the way to resist a selected during criminal trials a comes after an all white jury acquitted a white farmer of the murder of a twenty two year old indigenous man dialect reports from toronto. colton busch she
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was in a vehicle with several others when he was shot in the head by gerald stanley stanley said his family and property were under attack and the gun had misfired when he tried to frighten those in the car for his trial defense lawyers rejected all potential jurors with indigenous backgrounds it took just fifteen hours for an all white jury to acquit stanley of second degree murder. protests erupted across the country last saturday against a verdict many saw as racially motivated indigenous activists say the criminal courts routinely deny them justice both as victims of violence and as defendants. their son all over again to say that his life has no meaning and this is allowed and then what does it mean for the rest of us like do we need to keep worrying that our lives are in jail danger by people who have racist ideas about members of bushy's family headed to auto to press for change to the justice system after two
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days of meetings the family says the government is listening to them and they're keeping up pressure for action not just words of comfort as a family we want to be a part of that process so that these injustices are addressed and that we feel justice for our brother. the prime minister what concrete steps will he take since he was elected just over two years ago prime minister justin trudeau has been promising indigenous people redress and reconciliation so far he's talked of change but no specifics yet we have come to this point as a country far too many times indigenous people across this country are. angry they're heartbroken. and i know indigenous and non-indigenous canadians alike know that we have to do the federal justice minister says she's looking at changes to the jury system as protesters in the bush family have been
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demanding still indigenous canadians have heard promises of reform before promises that haven't been capped this time they say the outcome must be different than your to rondo. to cambodia now with a lower house of parliament has passed in law making it a crime to insult the king anyone found guilty on the charge might face up to five years in prison rights groups fear the could be used by prime minister hun sen to further stifle dissent neighboring thailand has the world's toughest penalties for insulting the royal family with sentences of up to fifteen years. now and art exhibition and sydney is focusing on a strain his treatment of refugees the curators of all we can't see commission artists to paint things described in real incident reports and all the refugees held in offshore detention centers in nadu andrew thomas reports from sydney. she had been asking for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her requests it been accepted on
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condition of sexual favor he had also tied the rope around his neck and attempted to weigh down the right he then said do i have to kill myself to go to australia the words of from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and sculptures of artists imagining or interpretive what's described god stated do not sit in front of me i don't want to see you and keep the chair. at the sydney gallery artistic license is applied to a world deliberately hidden from view we want to make the invisible visible this policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and we hope that by bringing him in trade with a stories people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty thirty in the government has been deporting refugees who've tried to reach it shows
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by boat to two tiny pacific islands an hour and menace a really big stock black holes where it's very difficult to get information about conditions it's very hard to independently know what has gone on hundreds of refugees have been held on the roof for almost five years told they'll never leave many suffer mental health issues others have been abused by guards local school reach other in twenty sixteen a cache of documents detailing such incidents was leaked by a former worker the curators here asked artists to choose one file each to illustrate one of the case workers on a bus in the morning and noticed that one of the children had signed a hot into his hand with a medal and thread she asked him why done that he said i don't know. i just found out it was a very simple incident but very graphic very confronting some pieces on. literally a picture of exactly what's described other works are much more abstract there are
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thirty three worked on show this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the roof files describe what went two thousand incidents what's on display here that is just the start of a much more ambitious project the curators have posted online the text of all the more than two thousand reports they're encouraging people to read them and submit their own work the ultimate aim is for every incident to be illustrated not necessarily by professionals like those who did please but by a mass autistic movement. there are. now again on there's a problem in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera south african police have raided the home of a prominent business family with ties to president jacob zuma and arrested three people the roads around the group the family home in johannesburg have been sealed
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off of the area designated a crime scene president zuma is under investigation of alleged corruption linked to the family kuwait has pledged two billion dollars to help rebuild iraq following the defeat of eisel the country's a major says one billion will be given in loans and another and direct investments shakes i've. made the announcement at a summit in kuwait city to raise funds for iraq's reconstruction israel's prime minister says that he'll keep leaving the country despite police recommending he be charged for corruption and bribery benjamin netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts from billionaire benefactors he's also suspected of backroom deals with a publisher of an israeli newspaper for favorable coverage the attorney general will now decide whether to pursue formal charges against netanyahu. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has accused the government of imposing a death sentence on a hinge of muslims hundreds of thousands have fled the country since
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a violent military crackdown began in august unfortunately the security council has so far failed in its responsibility to act in response to the clear threat to international peace and security that has resulted from recent events in northern wisconsin state we cannot look the other way in this situation what happened in burma and is still happening in burma is not ok this council must hold the military accountable for their actions and pressure on sun sujit to acknowledge these terrific acts are taking place. in her country the lower house of cambodia is part of and has passed a gold making it a crime to insult the king anyone found guilty on the charge would face up to five years in prison rights groups fear the law could be misused by a promise to her and sent to further stifle dissent neighboring thailand has the world's toughest penalties for insulting the royal family with sentences of up to
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fifteen years those are the headlines all the al-jazeera do stay with us risking it all is coming up next. swear every.


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