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Ethiopian Airways: Boeing 737 Max crash family members supplied earth for ceremony – NEWPAPER24

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Ethiopian Airways: Boeing 737 Max crash family members supplied earth for ceremony

2019-03-17 01:06:29

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Picture caption UN employees mourn colleagues throughout a ceremony on the crash web site close to Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Airways has supplied the family members of 157 victims of final Sunday’s Boeing 737 Max aircraft crash baggage of scorched earth to bury instead of their family members, experiences say.

Earth from the crash web site is being made accessible for a deliberate service in Addis Ababa on Sunday, Newpaper24 experiences.

Households have been advised it might take as much as six months to determine stays.

International locations the world over grounded the 737 Max eight and 9 plane after flight 302 crashed on 10 March.

Ethiopia’s transport minister stated on Saturday it might take “appreciable time” for investigators to search out the reason for the crash involving the brand new aeroplane.

“An investigation of such magnitude requires a cautious evaluation and appreciable time to give you one thing concrete,” Dagmawit Moges advised a press convention.

Kinfolk of the passengers killed within the incident are being inspired to offer DNA samples both in Addis Ababa or at any abroad workplaces of Ethiopian Airways.

Loss of life certificates are anticipated to be issued in two weeks.

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Picture caption Candles burn for victims on the scene of the Ethiopian Airways crash days after the aircraft got here down

Households mourning the victims are being supplied a 1kg (2.2lbs) bag of charred soil to bury as a part of Sunday’s service within the Ethiopian capital, AP information company experiences.

“The soil got here because it grew to become not possible to determine our bodies and hand over stays to members of the family,” one member of the family reportedly stated, including: “We is not going to relaxation till we’re given the true physique or physique components of our family members.”

Passengers from greater than 30 nations had been on board the Ethiopian Airways flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

The Ethiopian investigation into the crash is being assisted by groups from around the globe, together with the US and France.

The plane’s flight information recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR), or black packing containers as they’re usually known as, have been recovered and investigators are hoping they may make clear the tragedy.

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International funding on the rise in SA – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 12:43:25


PRETORIA – International direct funding into South Africa has elevated to a five-year excessive within the final 12 months.

The South African Reserve Financial institution says direct funding inflows elevated to R70,7-billion in 2018.

READ: Sri Lanka wins report overseas funding in oil undertaking

This determine is up from R26,8-billion the earlier 12 months. 

In latest months, president Cyril Ramaphosa has elevated his efforts to draw $100-billion of funding into the nation over the subsequent 5 years. 

International corporations, together with Daimler AG’s Mercedes Benz unit, pledged to take a position $20-billion in South Africa, at Ramaphosa’s funding summit final 12 months. 

READ: Evaluation: The place to spend money on Africa 

The nation has additionally acquired commitments from China, the UK, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Direct funding by South African corporations overseas has additionally elevated to greater than R23-billion within the fourth quarter.

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US approves drug for post-partum melancholy – NEWPAPER24

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US approves drug for post-partum melancholy

2019-03-20 16:54:15


WASHINGTON – US authorities on Tuesday authorized the primary medicine designed particularly to deal with post-partum melancholy, an sickness that impacts about one in 9 new American moms.

The drug is named brexanolone from an organization known as Sage Therapeutics and one benefit is that it really works shortly, in two days, whereas conventional anti-depressants can take weeks or months to kick in. 

READ: Pregnant schoolgirls in Kenya will not get free medical cowl

The drug’s commerce identify is Zulresso. It has been authorized by the Meals and Drug Administration.

Nevertheless it must be administered intravenously in a hospital over the course of 60 hours due to the chance of fainting that was noticed in some girls throughout scientific assessments.

“Postpartum melancholy is a severe situation that, when extreme, might be life-threatening. Ladies might expertise ideas about harming themselves or harming their baby,” stated Tiffany Farchione, appearing director of the division of psychiatry merchandise within the FDA’s Heart for Drug Analysis and Analysis.

“This approval marks the primary time a drug has been particularly authorized to deal with postpartum melancholy, offering an essential new remedy possibility,” she added.

READ: Scientists crack ‘black field of early being pregnant’ in new research

The most typical secondary results embrace drowsiness and dryness of the mouth.

Sage Therapeutics stated the medicine might be accessible in late June within the US.

US media say the remedy will value $34,000 a yr for folks with out medical health insurance. Insurers get it at a reduced fee. The complete fee is with out the price of the hospital keep for administering it.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention say 11.5 % of latest moms suffered from publish partum melancholy in 2012.

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Kenyan police seize $20m of counterfeit banknotes from deposit field – NEWPAPER24

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2019-03-20 16:55:27


NAIROBI – Kenyan police have seized $20-million (R290,4-million) of counterfeit banknotes that had been saved in a private security deposit field at a department of Barclays Financial institution Kenya, the Directorate of prison investigations stated.

Police had additionally arrested six individuals, together with two of the financial institution’s employees, the directorate stated late on Tuesday in an announcement posted on its Twitter account.

READ: Police uncover pretend rands, {dollars} in Pretoria flat 

“Six individuals had been arrested right now night by … detectives in reference to pretend forex amounting to barely over $20-million (at Barclays Kenya) Queensway Department,” the assertion stated.

“The pretend notes in $100 denominations had been recovered from the financial institution’s secure room.”

A Newpaper24 witness noticed a crowd gathered exterior the department on Tuesday, shouting angrily and demanding officers reveal their identities.

Barclays Kenya, a part of South Africa’s Absa Group, confirmed on Tuesday that police had seized pretend forex from a buyer’s deposit field, and stated it was not the financial institution’s cash and that it was cooperating with the investigation.

“The shopper had hid pretend forex in his private secure deposit field in opposition to the financial institution’s guidelines and rules which embrace restrictions of things which may be held within the secure deposit field,” it stated in an announcement.

The seizure comes at a time when lawmakers are pushing for implementation of amendments to banking legal guidelines that may chill out the rigorous necessities for recording transactions above $10,000 (R145,200)

READ: Suspect arrested for R300,000 in counterfeit cash 

The central financial institution has stated the modifications may undermine efforts to sort out cash laundering, financing of terrorism and proceeds from crime.

A courtroom case difficult the implementation of the amendments is because of be heard on March 29.

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