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there were deadly attacks in the northern region up to griver. this week we'll get an update on the situation and development in the region and 2 seasons into the basketball africa league. i'll be joined in studio by the man who is in charge of the b. i'm a do fall will talk about his vision for the sport in africa. ah . hello, i'm christine wonder. it is good to have your company. the death of queen elizabeth the 2nd has re ignited the conversation about britain's colonial past. now because of that history feelings about her legacy are mixed in many places, particularly in britain's former colonies. d w, as felix marina went to the hotel in kenya, where she heard she was queen. and as you'll see in the report,
it's also near where british soldiers laser carried out atrocities against independence fighters in the country. this is the princess elizabeth became queen. she was thing in the original tra, drops hotel in kenya's about dear national park. when she was told her father had died making had the morning in the reception of the rebuilt hotel, a book of condolence for guests to write their commons. i must dare gua a guide who walks there says his father cooked for elizabeth when she stayed here in 1952 queen was very talkative to the cooks with us and they could follow this call for deb. stuff around were working in auto and then i get them together to give them a tip and they were very happy when they discovered given money than the grand help
deformities. so they are very up under the doctor quin very much. at the time, kenneth was still part of the british empire. soon the hotel became the target of mo, in dependent fight us. they bonded like every british establishment they could find . they have done, i must action or working out here in the central proteins. i think we decided to blended auto and that's why they bunk village. i've been, nothing was left. the hotel was bumped up to ashes. it is. here are the tree tops hotel in mount kang, at that queen elizabeth the land of her father's death. and that immediately ushered her into her new role as queen. but just a few months down the line in october 1952. when this state of emergency was introduced, a few kilometers from here. some of there was the atrocities committed on the mo, mo, fight as while done by the british soldiers and other queens watch. with only my thinking is one of the few surviving mold pillars. why does she still has nightmares about
the brutality of the british soldiers? i know you are my alarm while i wake up in the middle of the night, screaming when i remember the harassment that used to take place in the forest. that fight was terribly brutal. the soldiers would storm into the homes, killed the young men and the children to oh, i know and i cannot roller when he and i go, our ballier vizier, move on him a thing it asked queen elizabeth to compensate her for the torture. she said british soldiers inflicted upon her a video of her calling for justice has been viewed more than 9000000 times. she says, king charles shall not take responsibility yet. i have not stopped seeking compensation . in fact, just the other day i sent word to them saying the son should send me what belongs to me, and he should send to no one else. but miriam with thorn in my finger who went to fight for kenya's independence in the forest. while some will take the opportunity
to write in walks of condolence, milliken hills fill these and finished business. we therefore marvelous to continue the conversation. we've invited joshua quincy icons on to the program. he is a political scientist and human rights activist. his areas of research includes develop and politics from a d colonial perspective. he's working on his ph. d at the university off castle here in germany. welcome to d, w. nice africa josh with good pleasure to have you on the program it's. it's been pointed out that queen elizabeth the 2nd never apologized for the crimes that were committed in the crowns named during colonialism. would that have made a difference? yes, it would absolutely have made a difference. and you can see that what made the difference if you look at how the members of the royal family have actually actively sidestepped apologies. for example, last year on there 2 of the caribbean where they were met was protests on this very
issue when they were met with demands to apologize. and they found words describing the atrocities of enslavement and such, but they stopped short of an apology. and the simple reason is that such an apology could have legal consequences because once he apologized, you have admitted capability and waste that could find you in court. and because have just heard from kenya, i also want to stress the fact that some of these issues are not about the far past, but also about very, very recent issues. for example, a court case will be brought to the japan court of human rights. this year, where kenyans were displaced under her majesty's reign under quintanilla with rain, half sued after they have found no redress in british court, and have found no redress with the crown. so this clearly shows that yes, an apology is called for an apology, would have consequences,
and the people who are demanding the apology and now seeking other ways of redress . and a very real example that we saw in kenny, a living person who could speak to what colonialism meant for her and, and, and what it did in her life. but if we can broaden this out at to the african countries or the, the continent of africa, what is the legacy of british colonialism on the african continent? i mean, the british empire was one of the largest in history, and it has centuries, long rain of brutality. that stretched, you know, as you know, across the world. but it especially impacted african africans from the time of enslavement through the time of cronyism all the way. and we should not forget that to the so called, you know, postcolonial period where we again, in, including under rain or winter, the beth had britain meddling in african affairs. so yes, there is
a long list of brutality of displacement. there is a long list of colonial theft and this is true for both artworks and for natural resources. this is true for many of the most glamorous items, in fact, in elizabeth crown jewels, right? but it is also true for wars such as the be often war where we had britain supply weapons to nigeria under the watch of queen elizabeth. it is true for kenya where like i just said and like the mama fighter also just iterated we had incredible challenge he including under, under the with the rain herself. so we mustn't lose sight of the fact that this is a long history that stretches into the present where we have millions of people who are alive to day that are directly impacted by the injustices by the brutality,
by the theft and plunder that emanated from london there was orchestrated by the british empire. now, the fact that this legacy is a questionable one also becomes very, very queer, clear if we look at the way in which britain has dealt with this. because there was literally an operation legacy that was designed to instruct the i'm sorry, that was designed actually instruct the colonial officials and the foreign office workers in the former colonies to destroy a lot of evidence, a lot of documents that would actually prove some of his calling in atrocities and so orders were given to destroy such documents that would embarrass you know, her majesty's, the queen's government. and this included instructions that were very clear about who should even be able to see and access and destroy these documents. in some
cases, the people were told that only white people of british descent should even be able to see and able to destroy these documents because it was clear that some of the, you know, a racist and colonial policies that were documented, there would not be an embarrassment, but again, could be the base for legal action. joshua, what role then could britton's new monarch king charles the 3rd play in having the british monarchy confronting and potentially redressed the country's colonial past? at the key question. so what we are faced with is actually a sanitized legacy of the crown when it comes to going in history. and i think the new king is called upon to actually and actively change that. so there is a very, very clear expectation. there are calls from both south africa and from india that are specifically about the crown jewels. right?
that are now supposed to come into the possession of, you know, his wife camilla and people are saying, well, why should that happen? they should be transferred, or some of these incredible gemstones should be transferred to indians with africa would actually come from. but beyond that, people are saying there needs to be an apology and needs to be redress. we mustn't lose sight of the fact that the crown has incredible wealth and more than $17000000000.00 us dollars are not in british possession, but in possession of the crown. and there are other operations such as the dutch of cornwall, which generates which itself is again, multi $1000000000.00 more than $1000000000.00 tape generates revenue for the royal family for its own use. and so this is where we can see that some of the bridges often slave men, some of the riches of cronyism, have been invested and are still benefiting the royal family to day. and that is
where people are saying this is where we need to have redress. and this actually precedent in the u. k. where we had, for example, the university of glasgow doing a slavery audit whether it's tried to understand. so how have we as an institution actually benefited from an statement? and i think the time is right for the crown to undergo most slavery and colonialism audit to actually face up their responsibilities. intriguing staff, as always, it's a good to have you on the program. joshua, please see i can thank you for your insight and for weighing in on this conversation for us. thank you. ah, he watching d w. he is africa still to come basketball in berlin from africa. ah, if your ball is really above you.
but 1st to the conflict in ethiopia, there's been a sustained diplomatic push, trying to bring peace to the countries northern region to cry with the 2 conflict parties reportedly holding us sponsored talks in neighboring djibouti. now just days ago, the ruling to gray people's liberation front said it was ready for a ceasefire. and peace talks with the ethiopian government in at is a barbara. now, there's been more violence with time runs differently here. the ethiopian new year has just begun and it's been cause for celebration for more than 2000 years. but since war returned has been little reason for joy. i can see now everything is expensive if there was peace, it wouldn't be like with a nigger. so my, that the people have less income which and they can no longer afford this. and
therefore the current situation is very difficult. you know, i think of peace comes to the country and prices will go down. very guns aluminum. this new year did bring a statement from the te gray people's liberation front, the t p. a left said they would participate in an immediate cessation of hostilities, leading to a permanent ceasefire with mediation through the african union. but just days later, john strikes hit, the t brian capital may collect dealing another blow to any hopes for peace. hospital staff say at least 10 people died on that morning alone. the attacks hit a university, a tv station, and this residential neighborhood. inside what's left of this home, the family dog lies dead. the t p a left claims the government of prime minister abbey are met, accusing adis of quote, defying any possibility of a peaceful solution. ethiopian government has not commented on the latest air raids . the fighting and t gr, i resumed in august between government forces and rebels,
led by the t p l. f. alongside the conflict t guy is under communications blackout, and the ukraine war has made an already disastrous humanitarian situation. even worse. in june, 87 percent of people surveyed and to grow food insecure, more than half of them severely. so the front wants to make t gray independent of ethiopia. it ruled the country for decades before abbey took office in 2018. abby's government says a t p l f is a terrorist group and said the ethiopian army in to topple it in 2020. but wouldn't but of code in and out. now i'd like to bring in collector when joy eagle is a journalist based in ethiopia as capital addis ababa. it's good to have you on the program archuleta. what more do you know about what is currently happening in sir grey? well, what we're hearing a little, what is coming of the news that is coming out of this coming from there are
communication channels are little gray, people's liberation front of the degrade government. and we've seen a lot of them really lot of concern raising a lot of the quote unquote desperation up on to, on what they call a continuous attacks by the government. well, that's the, from the unsafe from the, from the mentor in agencies. they've already raised concerning to see that already the situation is that to go, was there any dia, even before the new fighting began? so they're saying that the gap of supply of material issues is going to be really be big, be more wind, you know, if a versus fire is not reached and a continuation of maintenance of life. i mean, that goes on. so it's an issue of desperation. an issue also look at in terms of how to verify information that's coming out of there because of the unsightly government hasn't received much in the past few days. you talked about a ceasefire. collette had there was a ceasefire. that is,
that the fighting had stopped for about 5 months into gray. what, what led to that cease fire being broken now that we have this renewed fighting? well, this is so elaine left us is fairly close by the, by the government of if you can, it was like when sharon says fire after a long because i came up that a little supplies, material assistance was a way into the 5 months. we saw some supplies going mean, although you, when you mention it, if you see too much enough, but at least there was something going in. now as of now, it is really hard for us to see. this is what exactly brought back to finding a fresh because we've seen the government claiming the t p a left for refusing to ascend to the issue of a government for it forces and wasn't yes, it's really hard to really tell a particular point and say this is what began fighting because it's been blemishes
between the 2. yeah, the class a case of conflicting narratives. what you were talking about the lead is integrated there, that is a t p. and if they said that they are ready for peace talks with the government in about, they say that on condition that those p strokes are led by the african union. how significant is this development? well, what we saw that the declaration of the, of the great government on the issue of the stock was kind of a compromise because we know they had said that they do not trust the african union commission leadership. and that part that the president of can be the process. so now the new announcement, accepting that the african union should lead the process kind of conforms to what the government had also wanted. you know, so that was kind of a compromise on the end of what analysts say. but at the end of the day i'm a, they say they're ready budget, then we saw reports of a s, right. that means, and we've really got a confirmation or denial from the government on these issues. and also the
government has not really responded foreman to the g p, a governments. so where we stand right now, it's more of a one sided quest for peace and that the government simply means that these are not your community or do you great government to ensure that they keep their why don't the requirement for peace talks. all right, that is the journalists call it a one joy talking to us from at is about there. thank you for your reporting. ah, finally the i p is from the basketball africa league are visiting germany, promoting their sport. the b a. l is a young initiative driving professionalization of the sports on the continent where many talents are still not able to find opportunities to earn a living from their passion. now the lead wants to foster new investment in african ask for through collaboration between the us based national basketball association
. we're in b and the international basketball federation. and in studio with me now is i'm a do fall, he is the president of the basketball africa leave. it's a great pleasure to have you in the studio. so they call you the godfather of basketball in africa, and i'm just keen for you to let us in on what is your vision for the sports in africa? well, just to continue to drive growth. you know, for basketball, there's tremendous passion on the continent across the board. and lot of talon basketball is a global game, really look at the and what lead has been able to achieve being the only sports legitimate to say that the best for, you know, sport play in india and b a. so we want to make sure to africa continues to, to player role not only provide off talent,
but at the same time with what you're looking to do today, with the basket will lead to showcase right where the talent could be nurtured. we're grown and in the process with an industry on basketball. okay. and, and have, let's talk about the lead because you've, you've now had 2 seasons. how's that going? are you pleased with the progress? well, given the circumstances and how we launched in the middle of a pandemic in 2021 or were extremely pleased because we were able to play a full slate of day in 2021. was all over 12 teams are coming from 12 countries, 2 weeks of a basketball relative to former across the world because the games were broadcasted in 215 countries around the world. i mean, really a showcase display of not only the best value from africa, but also we attracted to the top right. do you have plans to develop the women's game on the continent?
ultimately, it is our desire to continue to grow the popularity of basketball or just so you kind of ignore more than half the population. basketball amongst women happen to be extremely popular. does certain countries on the continent does always done well, and i got a major cetera. so certainly the day will come. well, right now we want to focus on making sure that we put this dis, league on the global map. and then, you know, will continue to grow from there. i mean, the editor for me is my mother played basketball in school. she's an avid fan, and in some bubble of a she went to school. but i am interested in your personal story as well, in terms of what this game at which you played as well, how it impacts if your life. i think everything that i know, you know, doing today i mean certainly owed to the opportunity to, to play the game of basketball and use it as a conduit to, you know,
getting my college degree and really all the doors are open for me. and this is what we try to replicate and you know, as often as we can on other young people ultimately does really what we use as a strategy to grow the game basketball on the continent using it as a tool to empower young people. know if we're going to grow africa, we have to focus on the youth, it could them with the tools and education is central. and i think we tap into the, into the passion for support basketball and particularly to get them to really focus on, you know, things like responsibility towards the community and those that are extremely talented. also, we've created now a complete pathway for them to engage with the game adjustments level and have an opportunity to be selected in via academies and ultimately go to the n b a all play in the basketball for believe in this process. we are going to really grow and
develop basketball in the various countries and this is the number one prior to want to make sure the whole system grows. speaking of your priorities, where do you see the possible african need in tenure? what are the best is going to be one of the best professional basketball league in the world outside of the talent we have on the continent. and now that when the infrastructure start to catch up, because countries are starting to realize us, what's going to be an economy, growth engine in dust, really, our mentor does what we push. that's why the bus couple of colleagues here, an opportunity to showcase everything to africa has best to offer. this is going to boost tourism and obviously boost economies for the different countries. there's a reason why we chose to go to host or finals, and we're going to have an environment where other countries are going to want to host a basketball africa league tournaments, but we need the infrastructure to catch up. so this league is just in its 2nd season, we are busy planning for that for next year, a lot of excitement. we had an opportunity here to engage with some fans here in bo,
mostly from the african dash for it. we were looking to really invite people to come to different markets where we'll be playing to come and enjoy basketball by the symptom, discover incredible clinics. it is enough to go incredible. well, we look forward to having you back on the program to tell you, tell us how that is all going. so that is miss. i do fall who is president of the basketball africa league, and that's way we leave it for today. be sure to check up our destroys on d. w dot com, forward slash africa were also on facebook and on with welcome with everything
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