What is holding Indonesia's economy back? | Counting the Cost

Indonesia’s economy isn’t growing as fast as President Joko Widodo had promised it would when he was elected five years ago. But the president, who is also known as Jokowi, has put the economy at the centre of his pitch to voters for the April elections once again. He is spending huge sums to try to get re-elected for a second term, giving regional governments billions as well as giving hand-outs to the country’s poorest. While Indonesia is well on its way to becoming a $2 trillion economy in the next five years, a population of more than 250 million people strung across more than 17,000 islands is being held back by – among other things – poor infrastructure. The World Bank estimates that Indonesia has an infrastructure gap of $1.5 trillion compared with other emerging markets. Widodo

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🇧🇷 Amazon 'genocide': Brazil tribe waits for compensation l Al Jazeera English

Tribespeople living in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil are waiting to hear if they’ll be compensated for what they say was genocide committed decades ago. Army commanders deny the massacre of up to 3,000 people to make way for a new road. The hearing has come at a time of increased tensions for Brazil’s indigenous communities. President Jair Bolsonero has stripped indigenous communities of their rights and opened up more of the Amazon’s natural resources to exploitation. Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https:// – Check our website: https:// #AlJazeeraEnglish #AmazonTribe #BrazailGenocide

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13-Year-Old Refugee Dreams Of Returning To Syria

13-year-old Mustapha fled the war in Syria as a refugee and crossed from Turkey to Greece. He left behind all his favorite toys, hoping to play with them when peace returns. Subscribe for more videos: Like us on Facebook: https:// Download the AJ+ app at Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus

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🇪🇬 Egypt’s Women Street Sellers | Al Jazeera World

Shaimaa al-Sayyid grew up watching her mother and grandmother sell vegetables in the streets of Manshiyat al-Qanatir, a tourist town in Egypt. Every morning, they’d get up very early and travel to small village markets to buy vegetables which they’d sell at a higher price in the city. Now a commerce student, Shaimaa comes straight to the market after college to help her mother Muna. “I raised all my children here,” said Muna, “I like trading. I inherited it from my mother. She has been doing this for more than 50 years. My mother is the one who started a market in this street.” “Around 17 years ago, I told my husband I wanted to sell vegetables in the street market with my mother. He first said ‘no’ but I then convinced him … He knows I’m doing this for a good reason. He also works ha

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🇱🇾Libya’s slave trade: ‘They sell Africans over there’ | Al Jazeera English

The world’s most vulnerable, fleeing war and poverty back home, are being abused and auctioned off as slaves – a shocking danger facing migrants and refugees in Libya. It has been reported that hundreds of people are being auctioned in modern day slave markets in Libya for as little as $400. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants attempting to reach southern Europe by sea. They are coming from countries like Nigeria, Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast,, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Somalia. The power vacuum in Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi has made human trafficking and people smuggling a booming trade. And the European Union’s renewed strategy to stop migrants and refugees travelling across the Mediterranean has led to more people being stuck in the north African

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Noam Chomsky – The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine

According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Follow #MediaTheorised, an online project by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post Facebook: /AJListeningPost Twitter: @AJListeningPost Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Designed and animated by Pierangelo Pirak

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FRANCE 24 Live – International Breaking News & Top stories – 24/7 stream

Watch FRANCE 24 live in English on YouTube for free Subscribe to France 24 now https://f24.my/YouTubeEN Watch France 24 live news: all the latest news live broadcasted from Paris, France. Le DIRECT France 24 en français : https://f24.my/YTliveFR France 24 EN VIVO en Español: https://f24.my/YTliveES فرانس 24 البث المباشر https://f24.my/YTliveAR Like us on Facebook: https:// Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en FRANCE 24 INTERNATIONAL NEWS 24/7 https://

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🇷🇺 🇨🇳 Can Russia and China trust each other? | Inside Story

With a firm handshake, the president’s of China and Russia have announced stronger ties. Vladimir Putin’s hosting Xi Jinping in Vladivostok – as well as the Japanese and South Korean leaders – at the three 3 day Eastern Economic Forum. It aims to boost investment in the Far East region of Asia. But Putin’s warning trade barriers are a threat to Asian economies — as the world’s top two economies, the US and China impose trade tarrifs on each other. As the talks began – so did the largest war games by Chinese and Russian troops since the Soviet Union. Three hundred thousand troops, thirty six thousand tanks and armoured vehicles and a thousand warplanes and ships are all on parade in Siberia. Are they building an alliance? And what does the US and its allies think? Present

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🇮🇳 India: Gurus Gone Bad | 101 East

He called himself a Messenger of God. As one of India’s most powerful gurus, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh claimed to have 60 million devotees. Politicians lined up to secure his support. Disciples showered him with money in exchange for his blessing. But the spiritual leader was far from holy. In August 2017, he was convicted of sexually assaulting two female followers, blowing the lid on a seedy underworld of rape and accusations of murder and mass castration within the walls of his ashram. Singh’s downfall all began when one of his female followers sent a letter to India’s prime minister, alleging that the guru had been raping her and other women for years. The lette

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🇲🇾 Murder in Malaysia | 101 East

Shot, then blown to smithereens with military grade explosives, the 2006 killing of Altantuya Shaariibuu was one of Malaysia’s most sensational murder cases. Even though years have passed since the young Mongolian woman’s death, it is one case that has refused to disappear. If anything, the mystery has deepened. 101 East investigates those who were involved in the case and asks whether the two men convicted of her murder are “fall guys” for others who ordered the killing of Shaariibuu. More from 101 East on: YouTube – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Website –

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