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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1.32 Million

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Africa’s Confirmed Covid-19 Cases Surpass 1.32 Million

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has on Thursday said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 1,321,736 while more than one million persons have so far recovered.

According to a statement issued by the continental disease control and prevention agency, nearly 32,000 deaths related to the virus have been recorded in Africa.

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As of Thursday, South Africa which has the highest number of cases on the continent reported 642,431 cases and 15, 168 deaths.

Egypt, which has the second-highest COVID-19 cases in the continent, earlier this week officially became the second African country to pass the 100,000 COVID-19 infections milestone, according to figures from the Africa CDC.

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Other African countries most affected in terms of the number of positive cases include Morocco, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

Globally, according to data by Johns Hopkins University nearly 27.8 million persons have been infected with the coronavirus and 904,364 have died, while some 18.7 million persons 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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