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Rwanda Closes Two Markets Over COVID-19 Surge

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Rwanda has closed two markets in Kigali city following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Mutangana and Kigali city markets have been closed for at least a week now to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Market vendors have raised concerns about storage for their perishable goods that have now been removed from the locked markets.

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Security and city personnel were in the markets on Monday to oversee the vendors as they moved the perishable goods, but the greatest concern now for those that usually operate at the market is where they will take their wares and how they will be sold, though some have been able to get storage with other shop owners.

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The government now requires each vendor at all markets in the city to be tested twice.  They are also to get their incoming supplies from the provinces at designated areas.

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Rwanda has reported nearly twenty-five hundred COVID-19 cases.

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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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