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Somalia Govt Says Internet Outage Not Political, Dismisses Speculation

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Somalia government has dismissed speculation on the internet outage experienced in the country. Authorities say the interruption was not political. Instead they say it was caused by a damaged cable 27 kilometre of the coast of Somalia. The Somali government said an internet outage experienced across the country was not related to politics.

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A Non-Governmental Organization and social media reports had linked the outage to the impeachment of prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire.

Technology minister Abdi Ashur Hassan told state-owned Somali national TV that it was caused by a damaged submarine optic cable. He said, an investigation by the government and the internet service provider, Dalcom, had found a damage had happened 27km (17 miles) off the coast of Somalia.

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Internet cut reported on Monday morning and was resolved on Tuesday. Media and business operations say they were affected.

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Koranic Schools Reopen In Comoros

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Koranic Schools Reopen In Comoros

The Koranic schools, just as popular in Comoros as the public schools, have reopened their doors after three months of closure as a result of COVID-19. The Koranic schools provide basic education for children of Islamic parents. 

Operators of the Koranic schools say safety measures will be in place to protect the pupils’ health.

Some observers say despite the status of the essential medium for the basic teaching of the Islamic religion, Koranic schools in Comoros often operate in sub-standard facilities and that they have not received aid like the public schools to fight the pandemic. But they are said to have done the best they could to deal with the pandemic.

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Rwanda: Kigali International Airport Reopens 

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Rwanda: Kigali International Airport Reopens 

Rwanda Airports have reopened for scheduled commercial flight operations on Saturday.  All incoming and outgoing commercial passenger flights were suspended in march at the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.  Only cargo and emergency flights were allowed to operate.

The ministry of infrastructure said in a statement all passengers, including those in transit, will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 PCR negative test from a certified laboratory. The test results must indicate they were taken within 72 hours of arrival in Rwanda.

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The ministry also said a second PCR test will be done on passengers arriving in Rwanda, results of which will be made available to them within a day.  They will have to stay in designated hotels at their own expense during the tests.

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This is Rwanda’s latest move to gradually reopen its economy and is welcome news to RwandAir, Rwanda’s national carrier, which has been adversely affected by the disruption of air travel by coronavirus.

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Libya To Impose Full Lockdown As Pandemic Cases Grow

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Libya To Impose Full Lockdown As Pandemic Cases Grow After a sharp rise in coronavirus cases Libya's internationally recognized government in Tripoli has said a full lockdown will be reimposed in certain areas of the country it controls. Libya's National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), one of the few bodies that operates across the country despite the conflict, has confirmed 3,222 cases. However, the disease has been spreading more quickly this month. Libya’s health system is in tatters after nearly a decade of chaos and war that has fragmented the state, destroyed infrastructure and left many people living in crowded conditions after fleeing their homes. The lockdown which will start on Friday is going to last for at least five days, forbidding all movement outside except to buy necessities, and replacing a partial 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Split since 2014 between areas held by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and a rival administration in the east, Libya managed to avoid an early surge of the pandemic According to the country’s health agency even as cases have also been confirmed in most other major population centres, the main outbreaks are focused in Tripoli, the port of Misrata and in the southern desert town of Sebha.

After a sharp rise in coronavirus cases Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli has said a full lockdown will be reimposed in certain areas of the country it controls.

Libya’s National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), one of the few bodies that operates across the country despite the conflict, has confirmed 3,222 cases. However, the disease has been spreading more quickly this month.

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Libya’s health system is in tatters after nearly a decade of chaos and war that has fragmented the state, destroyed infrastructure and left many people living in crowded conditions after fleeing their homes.

The lockdown which will start on Friday is going to last for at least five days, forbidding all movement outside except to buy necessities, and replacing a partial 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

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Split since 2014 between areas held by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and a rival administration in the east, Libya managed to avoid an early surge of the pandemic

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According to the country’s health agency even as cases have also been confirmed in most other major population centres, the main outbreaks are focused in Tripoli, the port of Misrata and in the southern desert town of Sebha.

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