A judicial source says, Italian prosecutors have placed five members of the Egyptian security forces under investigation for their alleged involvement in the case of the murdered Italian student, Giulio Regeni. The suspects include a general and other senior figures. They are under investigation for allegedly kidnapping Regeni, but no one has yet been accused of killing the student.
The 28-year-old postgraduate student at Cambridge University was researching the politically sensitive issue of trade union activity in Egypt when he vanished in Cairo in January 2016. His body was found a week later on the outskirts of the city. Post Mortem showed he had been tortured before his death.
Egyptian officials have repeatedly denied any involvement in Regeni’s killing. There was no immediate comment from Egyptian authorities.
Italian and Egyptian investigators have been collaborating to solve the crime, and have held regular meetings in Rome and Cairo to pool their information, but judicial sources in Rome said last week Italy was frustrated by the slow pace of developments in Egypt.
Ramaphosa Deploys SANDF To Mozambique As Cyclone Affects SA Power Supply
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa says he has deployed the South African National Defense Force, SANDF, to Mozambique to assist in recovery efforts after cyclone Idal caused severe damage, knocking down pylons and affecting power supply to Eskom.
The storm is said to have damaged a Mozambican transmission line to South Africa, cutting supplies by 900 mega watts, and worsening already strained electricity supply in South Africa.
The president has apologized to South Africans for the crisis that has led to an increase in load shedding. Ramaphosa said the problem should be cleared within two to three days.
Kenya: Former Destitute Man, Patrick Hinga Passes On
Former destitute street adult in Kenya, Patrick Hinga, has died. His rescue and transformation by a former schoolmate became an internet sensation. Hinga’s rehabilitation from the abyss of drug abuse was captured and shared step by step on social media by Wanja Nwaura, a childhood friend, who also broke the sad news on Sunday.
Nwaura had a chance meeting with Hinga in 2017 when he shouted her name as she was getting to a market. A journey back from drug addiction began for Nwaura’s childhood friend who had spent many years living in the streets.
Nwaura took Hinga out of the streets and got him help at a local rehabilitation center. Born in 1983, Hinga’s drug problems began when he was in standard 8. His friends introduced him to the lifestyle that later destroyed him.
Nwaura launched an appeal for Hinga’s rehabilitation as the Chiromo medical lane center. He completed the program in 2018, and the hospital waived a fifteen hundred dollars bill.
Nwaura did not say what caused her friend’s death.
Black Boxes Data Shows “Clear Similarities” Between Ethiopian And Lion Air Crashes
Black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet crash last week have shown what authorities call “clear similarities” with October’s lion air crash 737.
The crash has generated one of the most widely watched and high-stakes inquiries for years, with the latest version of Boeing’s profitable max series.
Both jets in the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia were max 8, and both crashed minutes after take-off when pilots reported control problems.
Concern over the plane’s safety led aviation authorities to ground the model, wiping billions off Boeing’s market value.
Ethiopian transport ministry spokesman, Muse Yiheyis, has said the data were successfully recovered, and they show similar case with the Indonesian crash. He said American and Ethiopian teams had validated data from the black boxes. Us officials told Reuters News Agency in Washington they have not validate the data.
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