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Covid-19: Ethiopia Resumes Flight Operations

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Ethiopian pilots are adapting to new work flow caused by coronavirus pandemic.

Most of 54 African countries closed their airspace to curb the spread of the pandemic since march.

Now, various governments have announced phased reopening of their countries. Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, began operation last month and said it was good to be back. After scrambling to revamp its services for cargo and repatriation flights in the past few months.

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The W.H.O’s Africa chief- Matshidiso Moeti hopes to see all airlines do more  encouraging physical distancing by leaving seats vacant.  The W.H.O. recommends that countries look at whether the need to fight widespread virus transmission outweighs the economic benefits of opening borders.

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Africa has so far recorded more than half a million confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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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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