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Angolan President Calls For Self-Discipline Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Angola Reiterates Commitment to Development

Angolan president, Joao Lourenco has called for increased observance of covid-19 safety measures to contain the spread of the virus in the country.

In a message to the nation, Lourenco urged citizens to keep physical distancing and avoid crowd concentrations and physical contact.  He also advised citizens to wash their hands often with soap and water and to correctly use face masks.

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The president said, unless one has been tested and declared negative of the virus, everyone should consider himself to be potentially infected, able to contaminate others.

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He warned that Angolans should take seriously this new reality which he said will only be combated when a safe vaccine is discovered and distributed worldwide.

He said the only way to be collectively and individually safe from the pandemic is through self-discipline and prevention.

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Angola now has nearly seven hundred covid-19 cases with 29 deaths.  Two hundred patients have recovered.  There are nearly four hundred fifty active cases.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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