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South Africa COVID-19 Cases Dramatic Decline

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WHO: South Africa No Longer COVID-19 Worst Hit

South Africa has reported a dramatic fall in the number of Coronavirus infections which authorities say are stabilizing.  The country has recorded the lowest confirmed cases since June, and the country’s Coronavirus recovery rate has increased to 75% – it’s highest to date and well above the global average of 62%.

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The province of Kwa-Zulu Natal has become the latest hotspot, and now has the second highest number of cases in the country. Nearly 200 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in different universities in the province.

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New COVID-19 cases have declined from a peak of around 15,000 daily infections to slightly more than twenty-five hundred in the last two days. There’s also been a decrease in coronavirus related fatalities.

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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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