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Ghana: 55 Test Positive For Covid-19 In High School After Partial Reopening

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Ghana’s President Says Airports May Reopen Next Month

Ghana health authorities say they have detected 55 cases of coronavirus at a school in the capital, Accra.

The number includes students and staff of Accra Girls Senior High School. They were among 314 people tested at the school.

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A joint statement by Ghana health service and the Ghana education service say all the confirmed cases have been transferred to treatment and isolation centres.

The first cases in schools were detected last Monday.

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Ghana reopened schools last month to final year students scheduled to take their exams.

President Nana Akufo-Addo last week went into quarantine for 14 days as a precaution when a member of his close circle tested positive for coronavirus.

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Uganda: Two Arrested Over Makerere University Fire / ANN News

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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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