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Kampala Residents Receive Free Face Masks From Government

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Kampala Residents Receive Free Face Masks From Government

Uganda minister for Kampala, Betty Amongi has launched a masks distribution exercise in the capital city where local councils have been given more than two hundred thousand masks for distribution.  Amongi has told the public wearing masks is essential for protection against contracting Coronavirus.

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The minister says Kampala is the country’s epicenter and is responsible for ninety percent of the covid-19 spread and to the current death numbers in the country.

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More than two million masks have been allocated to all the five divisions in the Kampala metropolitan area for distribution to every household.

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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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