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ah, her again, i'm fully betty bo, with the headlines on al jazeera millions of students are returning to school in the philippines after one of the wells long escalon of iceland downs. i've been studying at home since march 2020. but not all schools will have in person learning barnaby. lo has more from manila, some schools are doing hybrid learning, where some students are the face to face classes or some days and then others are still doing this and online learning. but the biggest concern is the quality of learning that has really gone down during the pandemic. in 2019 an estimated 30 percent, the filipino school kids that have reached the age of 10 could not read simple text or understand a simple story. now, during the pandemic, international agency say that number has gone down to less than 20 percent. and so
the education department is hoping that by resuming face to face class, if you look at the school, kids could catch up with global learning standards. the u. s. u. k. france and germany calling for military activity around ukraine operation nuclear plant to end a visual se shells hit near the facility, sparking a fire and cutting powder, 3000 people. and a phone call before leaders call for a quick visit to the nuclear side by the us nuclear watchdog. a murder investigation has been launched in moscow after a well known political commentator, dia debina, was killed in a suspected con bombing. she was the donner of alexander duke in a close ally of russian president vladimir putin. emergency clues in iraq. i searching for people trapped under the rubble of a collapse shrine. i believe the landslide cost of the shrine, the combat to cave in on saturday. at least 4 people have died, and pakistan's police have launched an investigation into former prime minister
iran con. he's accused of making threats against police and john, stirring a political address on saturday. the countries media regulators, bands live telecast, speeches con, says the government is trying to send him. those are the headlines coming up next? it talks to al jazeera failure to what is life life in maximum security prison. in this to pot, special report, $1.00 0, $1.00 ace goes behind vas it's singapore is chunky prison on. ouch is syrup ah sierra leone, capital free town with inflation rising steep leaf a more than a year. so to is the price of food, gas, electricity, and other commodities? 60 percent of the population live in poverty, and the increasing cost of living is worsening. the financial struggles people
already suffer failure this month. a crisis interrupted in the west african nation . hundreds of people took to the streets and frustration that the economic hardship, demonstrations turned violent and led to deaths. dozens were killed while protesting against the government. sierra leone is recovering from a 10 year civil war that destroyed many of its institutions before it ended in 2002 president julia's mother bio came to power in 2018, promising to make his country financially independent by fighting corruption with only 10 months left in his term protest as a calling for him to resign. but the president says, this is politically motivated. the full force of the law. we'd be brought to bear on all those persons who attacked and keep police officers. the best council
under collaborators will not go unpunished. that will also be for investigation into the death of ordinary citizens who lost their lives in this senseless violence incited by those are normal persons with the cost of living in sierra leone. that's written by more than 40 percent within the the money the government of avoided the conflict. and is there a way to peacefully end the crisis before a general election next year? the president of sierra leo julia's mother bio talks to al jazeera present julius mother by thank you very much for your time and for joining us here, i'll talk to al jazeera. can we begin with recent events? how surprised are you at the violence that has been witnessed in the capital in the surrounding areas of your country? why with nation take into consideration and difficulties your
violence. we have a nation and reconciliation formation that you all are central, hard to press is whether not by means of violence in terms of the current situation. how, why do you think people have come out on to the streets? what seems to be, or what are the issues that are worrying them and making them so angry, or why not construct, leave in protest, a protest or demonstration that has been politically much of interest. as you can see from chance, they will never even spoke about hostile credit. essentially what it is, because we are a little bit cost and we are making every attempt to ease the board on society. your detractors would perhaps not agree with what you've just
said, that we've spoken. an unusual pulse to people, members of the public are on the ground about that concerns about the economy, the rising cost of living. but if i also just add here that 60 percent of your community are living in poverty, the cost of living is rising or has risen by 40 percent in the last few months. how can you just defied that this crisis is politically motivated and that the anger is politically motivated when your country, like many others across the continent in the globe, are experiencing this very unique set of economic factors that are making the public angry at large to review but we got done work to look to address that touch. is this really you know how we done something about it? yes. and we continue because it is my duty a to keep up with the needs of my people. but what is happening around the
world has a limit to which we can address the war. economic crisis is beyond the what we can do. and irrespective of the fact that we have taken off with a. ready do see on essentially what it is we have made sure that the what it is the level and we have a sensitive to the price, the righty. so what it is we have reduce the price of fear in twice in just that it move it on just making sure that it does not affect the people adversely. yes, this is going on because yes, this is our definitely suffering. yes, we have done quite a lot and will continue to do. i don't know why i said it was, but it went to visit does because there were a lot of arraignments and none of them were actually talking about the cost of
living. what i see hardly chance it was about the head of leaving a little voice we have got that was to the street and towards to do to push to hard for the overflow. even those we have a nice that we are talking about talking about. we're not even talking about the cost of living. you're talking about the all of the legal documents. so that's why i say case, a hot but the particular violent demonstrations that witness was shocked us to the call was definitely not a part of the protest. you talked about the commodities that you're making available in the rice of commodities will make available to the public at large because of the crisis that your country is embroiled in at the moment. the african development funds, for example, is suggested that they will offer a $2000000.00 grant, really to help the funds to farmers in terms of being able to plant seed
and obtain fertilize a subsidized rate for the next 2. planting seasons. how important is it to get that money to the country and how important is it to get those products to the farmers so that they can plant for the next season where we already have gone into the sea and. 2 try to small amount to actually get up with the needs of the farmers. we us government and your policy. we have brought in the, the private sector and we also provide support in terms of people's machines another quarter in order to stock that production since last year. it is obviously a difficult time because the well food program, for example, is saying that 13 percent of food insecurity is higher in families that are headed by females by women. although statistics worrying when also there is an imbalance
some times between those families headed by men and those by women and food insecurity and availability to women who are trying to get it. who much we don't have great jobs and are actually, you know, trying to not only feed a family, but trying to raise the family as well in very difficult circumstances. we have been trying to even take care of that by a micro credit facility, which was given mostly to women were court for just 2 cushion the effects of these . and it was designated more targeted women and you who, who suffer more in yes, many human rights groups and charitable groups are very focused on how women were treated. certainly have to be abolla scenario of what 20142015. ok. so i was very concerned about the rights of women that access to, you know,
just clean water food education. what protections has the government put in since 2014, 2015 to protect, to women and young girls in this scenario. now that you're facing an economic crisis, which centers around food availability, really, i mean, this company that particular attention to the human in this country. we are just going around and getting things done that would just be extremely difficult for them. and most of the voting to take out the families where we are exposed to all sorts of just one with a ship with regard time. or what we have done is to make sure that the structure office is act. we have reviewed and tough with under rip, was the clear and the magazine, this country we got don't leave for mission. got to be that many we've been,
we are and we have completely, if you know, we have special what's most that you would be in this country. so a lot of what is being put into that particular sector. the women of the center we are we, we are fighting very hard to bring a pallet with making patches. and of course these concerns sometimes a put to one side when you do have these scenarios, an incidence of civil strife, as we do said at the last few days a week, certainly in august or over a food insecurity and the rising cost of living, your vice president, described the men thing anger as being initiated by and i quote, unscrupulous individuals do want to actually on record talk about who, who are you actually focusing on? who are these unscrupulous individuals?
well, i think what he was specifically referring to the google syrian most often leave it for no one to have been fighting for in this country. and they have their quote number. it is what is also, what did you share? some of them are with who we are known to be organized, z court in. if you are pretty a see this whole see just didn't come from here. he was making reference to innovators or what to very had to use the president hash you, which is not common to radio in order to stay out violence that's led to the death of so many of our competitors. fortunately, mister president, you're not the only one who we've had on the al jazeera channel and our sister programs, but everybody that we've talked to has talked about not wanting to see
a return to the civil war, a return to the violence that your country so sadly experienced a few decades ago, how important has truth and reconciliation being in terms of trying to heal those wounds. and are you concerned with what you've seen in the past few days and weeks on the streets of free town? that there is potentially a possibility that this might happen if it gets out of control why is investigating and we are going to talk to measures to make sure that we don't get into that history. i want to say was actually that attend. or who in the government, but you know, what is unfortunate about it is that on like in the past, i didn't have a great player one year ahead of time going to part of june, june, next year has been declared of the day for presidential and general directions,
so if you want to, if anybody wants to engage in politics, you have it under process on for also have to go back and make and get them demanded in you mondays. so what the owner, vice versa refer to that is correct. we have people who are on record their own video on what you what we expect, especially the dutch government. if the took action against effective us ready then who causes that by a name? i did, i know who has consistently infected by with all of those locations that they have done. so i think it is, i mean, i mean people have died in the process, and i would say that that's mostly
a conversation you have to have with the government there. isn't it? with foreign governments, he think of sheltering such people, but citizens in sierra leone under the constitution do have a right to protest. apparently, if they did give you prior notification to the constitution, the where do you draw the line though? when such protests, for example, instantaneous. and that when you say you looking for peace and stability, you come up with words and i say, a quote that you described as terrorism. these are very strong words quite in century words that can be mistaken and misinterpreted by the public if they are taken in the wrong way. with a key piece of the nation is brooks only and everybody is frightened off. you have to be clear. the incitement of an individual, i don't know what and then you've got
a bill that you were sitting in the cave there and he citing balanced that led to the death of so many people in new york, washington, and other places. we've caught him 1st. that's which walks like a duck, quite like a duck. is it done by any description that is, did it in 2020 you spoke to us here on taught 12 era, a new, a confident that sierra leone would not go back in time. and you wouldn't see civil conflict despite what's happening in the short term. are you still confident considering some commentators or a little bit nervous about what they see on the t v. screens coming out of your country? i guess i'm confident we are currently involved in a nation wide engagement week. a society
i had engagements with traditionally does with carmen. i'm just coming out of a meeting with religious leaders. actually. i don't. everybody is shocked and surprised, and everybody is determined to never allow this to happen again. we are taken by surprise like you rightly described it and i will be a shot death in all this sort of a leash that they will be good take place again. 20 years after we had the end of our civil war radio. when we are walking, i am very optimistic. and what happened was just a moment if you missed guys young people. if you watch your bill, you realize that no responsible person was out. there isn't just a group of more than guns to move carrying weapons. i mean, we have the use of them went to the police station to see of bytes and all of that
it's not protest. ok, mister president, you paint a very positive picture of how the government is engaging with various ethnicities and groups in the country to try and make sure that peace is restored or peace can be seen to be working yet one common us on our sister program inside story said recently that there are very low trust levels within the government due to a nation building, and that is, it's been very slow to get progress after the civil war to try and heal those wounds. why is there a low trust levels? obviously there have been presidents post piece. you're not the only one there were those before you. but why do you think the public may be feel insecure? that they can't quite trust the government? what can you do to allay their fears? politicians have been used to tele lice to the public. there we promise. i have one, i'm not deliver anything. or what i have done is to establish just cross
in this country. people fun, the call me talk and do because it would be i have promised i said, i have done when there was war in this country and i was the judge. i promised i was with the hanover, i promise i was going to bring in this process. i promise i was going to re introduce democracy. i did before i left. have them come back. i have a series of things and i believe on one of those things. so it is a little fear that got that trust it got that is there we just the main thing like why the little one up on the dishes. i'm not keeping with that. we are trying to get everybody support in order to, to bring this back. i want to users of what do you, i, for sure,
you know that we are when to provide security and spot. and that we, i went to work with every segment. we are going to work with all parties to make sure what that unfortunate situation that happened, that they does not ready to stop. can we then move on? now to the coven pandemic? it's affected every country across the world. every countries try to recover from it both socially, medically and economically. everyone seems to be having a difficult time. one of the problems that you're facing when it comes to dealing with post cove, it a recovery? well, a series of international crisis. we want to call quoting, to continue very quickly using our experience with it or not. we are very quickly, it would be a, b, and b because we're able to kind of want to structure that we the rest of during
our, our fight against buddha. and a, using the benefit of hindsight very quickly, don't or sure, and even community to come together and within a very short time, while most of europe and other parts of the country. yes, we are struggling, which will be we are, we are no longer have the fatalities, not giving people going to hospital as a result of the. but after that, the rest of the ward was locked down. we could not transact business. we thought a price of the was, i mean, not bad in this global village that's valid to we can do. and that was followed by or maybe at the same time with my chin disruptions. so it has been extremely difficult. so like instructions led to an increase in freight with the price shop. i did it the prices usb
and the, the supply chain and they supplied you with, to drop it when the situation, you know, you're paying erupted. and of course, you know, the destruction that was caused in the supply and i supply, we had to deal with the increase in the price of the true, which is use weekly use or for, for, for, to generate and other types of. so definitely we already had a difficult situation and when the situation in europe, it just opened it different ways. we would rather provide the, you know, to, to go to the powers that be to find a way to resolve this. we can do it well as you talk about the fact that the
economy of say is in interlinked with the small global community and the successes and the gains that have been made by the country during peacetime, have been wiped away. perhaps because of the, the pandemic itself, of the i m f and the world bank of projecting that your growth will perhaps be hauled in the next 2 to 3 years, only averaging around about 3.6 to 4.4 percent is out of concern to you about how to start the growth within your country and to prosper on the continent. we have a series of latino and bonding challenges. we just made recovery from one of our situations. i know that we also have very weak. so definitely we have been negative investors. 2023 is potentially an election year for all politicians across sierra leone,
including yourself, firstly, will you be seeking re election? why should the people of sierra leone have faith in your leadership? when i'm with the senior election? this is my 1st monday on the 24th of june. it's going to the election days. i have already made that's known before today. a will not make that these are good if we didn't know which are or, or, or i have a non so everybody knows that why should syrians, i'm re leslie, to governance. when i came to the scene for more than 4 years ago, i met a promise that human capital development was going to be my flash program. today as
i speak to you over 2500000 keys and school, as i speak to you, we have a transportation for kids in most of the cities. that was never the case before to we couldn't. we are providing money in teaching materials for the case. we are providing food for the kids. we have also diversified, started the process of that, most of the kitchen, but making sure that i'm not sure which of been neglected is given the appropriate attention so that we don't have to do this. we have over $5300000.00 a plan and a reasonable rate for a year to be able to produce. we have no business watching most of what. so now we have encouraged to francisco and we are providing inputs,
questions in order to stimulate economic growth, which we think we benefit the nation before we came that it politics was honest, a thing in this country, we have a bunch the desk that was hanging on so many people, we have a press freedom has been shot before. the last incident on that fateful day soon has been can see that this was the most peaceful country in africa. by m. c. c, a position we moved from 4 to 7, passing it in terms of already in handling a. so good luck has been done under the circumstances. difficult as the ha and a we had in full grief with these was ready. oh, to see what happens after the moment. a president of sierra leone julius,
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