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Kenya Airways Cuts Health Workers’ Ticket Prices By Half

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Tanzania Lifts Ban On Kenyan Flights As Quarantine Requirement Reversed

Kenya Airways says it is cutting ticket fares by half for health workers around the world to travel to any destination. The airline says the offer will be valid this month, September, for both business and economy class.

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It said the 50% discount on fares is a way of giving back to the front-line workers for their effort during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenya`s national carrier was struggling to cope with losses and tough competition from rivals before the Coronavirus outbreak forced governments to suspend air travel.

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Members of the Kenyan parliament voted in July to nationalize the loss-generating airline to save it from debts.

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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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