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Mozambique Begins Second Phase Of Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

Mozambique has begun second phase easing of COVID-19 restrictive measures earlier imposed to limit Coronavirus spread.

Under the country’s latest state of emergency, cinemas, casinos, theatres, and other facilities have been allowed to resume operations from Tuesday under a required safety measure, including frequent disinfection of premises and equipment.  The government also requires all customers to wear face masks and wash their hands.

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Religious gatherings of up to 50 persons are also allowed, but that too has faced hiccups like the first phase that included reopening of face-to-face classes in higher educational institutions.

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Some institutions have not been able to meet the requirements or the permission has been suspended.

Reopening in the education sector has seen some students testing positive for 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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