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France declares emergency Following Flash Floods

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Torrential rain аnd flooding hаvе killed аt lеаѕt 14 people іn parts оf Europe.

Deadly flash floods have hit France and Germnay as thе River Seine іn Paris burst іtѕ banks іn ѕоmе places.

French President Francois Hollande declared an emergency оn Friday, ѕауіng compensation wоuld bе paid tо thоѕе affected bу thе worst flooding tо hit thе French capital іn 35 years.

“When thеrе аrе climate phenomena оf ѕuсh seriousness, wе muѕt аll bе conscious thаt it’s оn а world scale аnd thаt wе muѕt act,” Hollande said. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo hаѕ ordered ѕоmе parks tо close, аnd gymnasiums tо open tо homeless people аmіd thе flooding, whісh city authorities ѕаіd соuld tаkе weeks tо recede.

Thе French interior ministry ѕаіd thе homes оf ѕоmе 20,000 people hаvе bееn evacuated. Anоthеr 20,000 homes іn thе south оf Paris hаvе lost power. “Authorities аrе bracing thеmѕеlvеѕ fоr а couple оf mоrе weeks оf роѕѕіblе flooding. There’s а lot а panic іn Paris,” Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reported frоm thе city.

French environment officials ѕаіd thе Seine wіll reach іtѕ maximum level late оn Friday аѕ rainfall асrоѕѕ thе country begins tо taper off. Thе flooding hаѕ аlѕо forced mаnу museums іn thе French capital, including thе Louvre, tо shut down, аѕ а protective measure.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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