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Rwanda Set Fine For Improperly Wearing Of Mask

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Rwanda Set Fine For Improperly Wearing Of Mask

Authorities in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, have announced fines of ten dollars for anyone not wearing face masks in public or not wearing them properly.

The same fine will also be imposed for violating the 2m or (6ft) social distancing rule in public, or ignoring the night-time curfew.

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Organizers of parties and other illegal gatherings could be fined $200, and those who attend $25.

These latest measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus have led to a backlash on twitter.

Rwanda has so far reported more than 4,200 COVID-19 cases and 17 fatalities. Rwanda was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to impose a total lockdown after confirming its first cases.

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It has been praised for being effective in the fight against the disease.  It is the only country in sub-Saharan Africa whose residents are allowed to enter the European Schengen zone.

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Some people who violated restrictions were taken to stadiums or school buildings where they were forced to sit all night or day.

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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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