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Zimbabwe Shortens Coronavirus Curfew, Extends Business Hours

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Zimbabwe government says it has shortened an overnight curfew imposed to combat the Coronavirus pandemic and has extended business hours despite rising case numbers.

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Zimbabwe has recorded more than five thousand Coronavirus cases and 135 deaths.

Business hours have been extended to 4.30 p.m while the overnight curfew will now start at 8 p.m.

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Some officials fear a complete removal of restrictions on movement would cause a spike in infections and overwhelm the nation`s health sector that is already collapsing as a result of strike actions by medical workers, lack of medicines and protective gears.

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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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