The area is home to some 200,000 people, and CNN spoke to survivors arriving at Praia Nova by boat on Friday.
One man, Abias Felipe, had arrived from the flooded village of Chikezana after surviving the cyclone.
”It broke everything — there’s nothing left there,” he told CNN, adding that rescue teams had started to arrive in the area.
”They’re starting to come but there’s still a lot of people trapped in their ho
mes,” said Felipe. “They say there’s a lot more rain to come today and tomorrow.”
On Friday 700 survivors from Buzi gathered at the Escola Secundaria Samora Machel school in Beira after they were rescued.
More than one week on from the storm’s initial impact, the U
nited Nations has confirmed 242 dead in Mozambique, with 259 lives lost in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi.
will leave the European Union without a transitional deal to protect trade. The Ba
nk of England has said the fallout from that scenario would be worse than the 2008 financial crisis.
The big Brexit slowdown
The United Kingdom was the fastest growing G7 economy when voters went to the polls in 2016. E
mergency action by the Bank of England helped the UK economy avoid the recession that some had
predicted would follow a vote in favor of Brexit, and unemployment remains very low.
But the country still fell toward the bottom of the G7 rank
ing. Economic growth has slumped from an annual pace of around 2% to less than 1% now.
Investment by UK companies stalled after the referendum and then plunged 3.7% in 2018. Me
anwhile, the rest of the G7 has seen business investment grow around 6% a year since the vote.
ASTANA – The Kazakh parliament approved a bill to rename the capital of Kazakhstan a
fter former President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday at a joint meeting of its two houses.
The bill was passed in two readings and the decision was announced by Nurlan Nigmatul
in, speaker of the lower house of the Kazakh parliament, state news agency Kazinform reported.
At the initiative of the new interim president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, it was dec
ided to change the name of the capital from Astana to Nursultan without a referendum.
Earlier in the day, Tokayev took office as Kazakhstan’s interim president following the sud
den resignation of Nazarbayev, who had served as the country’s president for nearly three decades.
After the inauguration, Tokayev proposed to rename the Kazakh capital in honor of the former president.
RIA Novosti news agency quoted Kazakh Justice Minister Marat Beketayev as saying
that the bill has yet to be signed into law by the president in order to become effective.
Police in Kenya have arrested six people in connection with the seizure of counterfeit notes worth more than $20 million.
The fake banknotes were found in a personal safety deposit box of a Barclays Bank bran
ch in the capital Nairobi, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Tuesday.
“Six people were arrested… by DCI detectives in connection with fake currency a
mounting to slightly over $20 million at Barclays Kenya Queensway Branch,” the statement read.
6 People were arrested today evening by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in conn
ection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollars @Ba
rclays_Kenya~Queensway Branch. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s
“The fake notes in $100 denominations were recovered from the bank’s safe room.”
Those arrested include two bank officials, DCI said, adding that a person who woul
d have been defrauded by the suspects was cooperating with the police in the investigation.
Barclays Kenya confirmed on Tuesday that the police arrested a customer who had kept counterfeit dollar notes in a safety deposit box at the branch.
es to the political declaration associated with the deal could be enough to meet the speaker’s requirements. It has even been suggested that the gover
nment could ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament and start a new session to get around his ruling.
Solicitor General for England and Wales Robert Buckland told the BBC that “we’re
in a major constitutional crisis” and that Bercow’s ruling has “given us a lot to think about.”
May already faced an uphill task to get her deal past parliament, requiring 75 MPs to chang
e their minds. In an effort to get her deal over the line, Cabinet ministers spent the weekend in talks with the No
rthern Irish Democratic Union Party, or DUP. The DUP’s 10 MPs, who prop up May’s minority government, ha
ve so far opposed the deal. It is thought that if they switch sides, Brexiteer Conservatives will follow.
It seems unlikely the Prime Minister will attempt to hold a new
vote on her deal before a European Council summit in Brussels at the end of this week.
ijab as she stood in the center of a room, surrounded by families desperate to hear words of reassurance. They were tired, worried and m
any were grieving loved ones presumed killed in the hail of bullets fired by a man who singled them out for their beliefs.
Even before she said a word, Ardern’s simple decision to cover
her hair served to show families she respected them and wanted to ease their pain.
”People were quite surprised. I saw people’s faces when she was wearing the hijab — th
ere were smiles on their faces,” said Ahmed Khan, a survivor of the attack who lost his uncle at the Al Noor mosque.
Ali Akil, a member of Syrian Solidarity New Zealand who came to Christc
hurch to support the community, said wearing the hjiab was “a symbolic thing.”
”It’s saying I respect you, what you believe, and I’m here to help,” he said. “I’m very impressed.”
ment from ISIS spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, accusing Ardern and other Western leaders of shedding “crocodile tears.”
Al-Muhajir called upon ISIS supporters to “take vengeance” in the aftermath of the attack in an almost 45-min
ute audio recording. It’s believed to be the first recording released by al-Muhajir in months.
New Zealand Members of Parliament gathered in the House on Tuesday to share condolenc
es for the victims. They will meet again on Wednesday, the same day Ardern intends to return to Christchurch.
On Saturday, she visited members of Christchurch’s Muslim community wearin
g a hijab in what observers lauded as a meaningful gesture of compassion and respect.
XI’AN – Xi’an, a historical city in Shaanxi Province, will place traffic restrictions on the use of vehicle on weekdays.
The popular tourist city said the restriction would be imposed on weekdays from
7 am to 8 pm starting March 18. Vehicles are restricted in one out of five weekdays based upon the last nu
mbers of their license plates in certain areas in the city, where the number of motor vehicles hit 3 million as of May 2018.
Three bureaux of municipal ecology and environment, public security and transport
said in a circular that the move was taken to ease traffic congestion and reduce air pollution.
Mass transit buses, new energy vehicles, vehicles for people with disabilities, and vehicles for special purp
oses such as fire engines and ambulances, however, will be exempted from the restriction, according to the circular.
Deeming congressional rejection of his border national emerg
ency “reckless” and “dangerous”, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presi
dency Friday, insisting the situation on the southern frontier amounted to a threat to Americans’ safety.
”Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” Trump said fr
om the Oval Office before officially sending the measure back to Congress without his approval.
It is the first time in his two years in office that Trump has used his presidential v
eto power to block legislation and comes after a dozen Senate Republicans joined Democrats to rebu
ke Trump’s use of his national emergency power to bypass Congress and fund construction of a border wall.
Trump said the resolution, which would have reversed the national emergency, “put countless Americans in danger.”
ussions — stemmed defections from several Republicans up for re