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Tanzania Lifts Ban On Kenyan Flights As Quarantine Requirement Reversed

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Tanzania Lifts Ban On Kenyan Flights As Quarantine Requirement Reversed

Tanzania authorities have lifted a ban on Kenyan flights earlier imposed in retaliation to Kenya decision regarding COVID-19.

Tanzania says it has lifted “with immediate effect” the ban on Kenyan airlines weeks after it imposed it in reciprocity to its neighbour’s ban on its carriers. Kenya had imposed the ban as a measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

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The move comes a day after Kenya announced it was lifting a requirement for Tanzanian travellers to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival in the country.

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The Tanzanian aviation authorities will hold a meeting with their Kenyan counterparts in December to review “the just ended stalemate and chart the best way forward.”

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Despite the resumption of travel between the two countries Kenya will still require passengers to have “COVID-free certificates.

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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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