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Kenya Extends Coronavirus Curfew As Cases Rise Outside Capital

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Kenya Extends Coronavirus Curfew As Cases Rise Outside Capital

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has extended- for 30 days, a nationwide curfew on Wednesday, saying coronavirus cases were rising in areas outside the capital.

Kenyatta said infections were slowing in Nairobi and the port and tourism hub of Mombasa. But that the new frontier of covid-19 in the country is now increasingly shifting to the counties and to rural areas.

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He has ordered bars and nightclubs shut for another 30 days.

Kenya has confirmed more than 33,000 coronavirus cases so far with, 564 deaths. The government said, 19,296 patients have recovered.

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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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