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Rwanda says the number of registered Gender Based Violence incidents have reduced as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some residents say though domestic violence has reduced in their homes, it still exists.  They say established COVID-19 preventive measures have had great impact on promoting the wellbeing of families.

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Rwanda Investigative Bureau says gender based violence crimes have reduced by 38% including sexual and physical abuse starting from the first 2 months of the lockdown. It says the sexual abuse of children also reduced, with 161 cases reported before the lockdown and 131 during the lockdown.

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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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