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Kenyan First Lady Commends Role Of Community Health Workers In Combating COVID-19

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Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta has commended community health workers for their effort in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs. Kenyatta singled out community health workers who are educating the public on preventive measures and applauded their selfless commitment to work, courage and compassion for people and for the community.

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The first lady spoke at the virtual graduation ceremony of community health volunteers sponsored by the beyond zero initiative. She pointed out that community education on health matters can save lives and is critical especially at this time of the Coronavirus crisis.

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Mrs. Kenyatta also condemned the stigmatization of individuals and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She called for compassion and comfort to those affected.

Kenya has seen rising coronavirus cases, with healthcare workers among those infected.

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The health ministry said eight healthcare workers have succumbed to the virus and 600 others had tested positive. The number of coronavirus cases in the country stands at more than 23,000.

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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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