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Floods Kill At Least 13 And Injure 19 In Burkina Faso

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'Heaviest Rains In 100 Years' Affect 500,000 In Ethiopia

At least 13 persons have been killed in Burkina Faso floods following days of heavy rains across the country, including the capital. The government said on Wednesday, 19 others were injured.

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Torrential rains were recorded in the Sahel regions of west and central Africa in the past week including in Niger, Senegal and Cameroon, leading to devastating floods that have killed dozens and displaced thousands of people.

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Burkina Faso’s finance ministry says it will allocate nine million dollars to help flood victims.

Government representative, Abdoul Karim Sango says the rainfall has caused much damage in the country, and many people had lost their homes. Sango said, the government says disaster victims will be housed in public buildings.

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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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