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Botswana, With No Covid-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death In Zimbabwe

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Botswana has no case of coronavirus, but it has decided to shut its borders immediately after a coronavirus-related death was announced in neighboring Zimbabwe on Monday.

Although the country says soldiers will secure the border crossings, it expressed concern over Zimbabweans who illegally enter Botswana through unauthorized entry points whom authorities fear could bring the virus into the country. Nearly thirty thousand of Zimbabwe illegal immigrants were deported in 2018.

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Vice-president Slumber Tsogwane said in a television address borders with Lesotho and Swaziland would also be restricted.

President Hage Geingob is said to have traveled to Namibia for a meeting with other regional heads of state over critical covid-19 measures among countries sharing borders with Botswana.

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The government says the closures will remain in force indefinitely.  Citizens would be allowed back in, but they must submit to a fourteen-day quarantine.

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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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