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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba and Presidential Council member Moussa al-Kouni on Saturday discussed the conditions of detained migrants after some 2,000 of them escaped from a migration centre in Tripoli. During the meeting, Interior Minister Khaled Mazen gave an update of the events and measures taken by the [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Friday recorded three new deaths linked to coronavirus, which bring the death toll to 1,868, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Saturday. It also recorded four new infections, all from community transmission and confirmed by tests carried out on 1,799 samples. In addition, [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Officers of the Anti-Trafficking Airport Unit (CAAT) of the Central Narcotics Office (OCS) on Wednesday seized 1.554 kg of cocaine hidden in two spare parts in Bamako. A statement obtained by PANA on Saturday said the drug was seized  following a tip-off by French Customs of activities [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - DR Congo on Thursday recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19, out of 2,125 people tested, bringing the number of infections to 57,126, according to the official bulletin. So far, there are 1,087 deaths and 50,930 recoveries. All 26 provinces in DR Congo have been affected. The COVID-19 [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army has set up two special and one General Court Marshal to try officers and soldiers for various offences connected with the ongoing anti-Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists operations in the northeast region. While the two special court marshals were inaugurated on [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday again pledged to eliminate all forms of violent crimes in the country. The President said that with new equipment procured from friendly countries, his government will deal with all the security threats and violent crimes such as insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday announced that a new case of Ebola has been detected in the health zone of Butsili, in North Kivu Province, where a previous outbreak was declared over 3 May 2021. The Goma branch of [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has congratulated Uganda on its 59th independence anniversary which falls on Saturday saying it looks forward to continuing its partnership and cooperation with the East African country for many years to come. In a message, the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, noted that [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A large security operation carried out in Tunisia's Sidi Bouzid region has led to the arrest of 20 people who were being sought for involvement in judicial cases, a Tunisian security source announced on Friday. Among those arrested is an alleged extremist couple who returned from hotbeds [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 234 new confirmed infections, bringing the number of contaminations to 709,456. There were also two deaths making the death toll 24,996, the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced. The number of active cases stands at 754, including 152 in intensive care units and 52 on ventilators, [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Officials of Guinea's National Agency for Health Security (ANSS) announced on Friday that it will launch an accelerated vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in Conakry, the capital, which has more than two million inhabitants. The Agency made the announcement moments after receiving 588,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's new Prime Minister, Mr. Mohamed Beavogui, was installed on Friday as the 15th head of government since the country gained independence in 1958. Mr. Beavogui, 68, who spent some 30 years in the United Nations system, said in a speech that for 63 years, Guinea had [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's National Centre for Disease Control says 1,422,116 people have received their first dose of the anti-COVID-19 vaccine while 260,911 have had two doses since the launch of the national vaccination campaign last April. In a statement issued on Friday the Centre said that the North African [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 2,000 illegal migrants on Friday escaped from the Ghot Chaal detention centre, in the western suburbs of Tripoli. The Libyan Interior Ministry announced that an investigation has been launched to find out the circumstances of the escape of the migrants and determine who are responsible. The Deputy [...]

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Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - A study of the characteristics, current commercial activity and potential benefits of transitioning various economic activities along the Limpopo to Johannesburg to Durban corridor to green hydrogen usage has concluded that domestic demand is critical to accelerate the development and impact of the nascent hydrogen economy. The [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a lack of funding, are leaving humanitarians with a stark choice over who to assist, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country warned on Friday.  “The conflict in DRC is on 'such a massive scale', that the country has the highest number of internally displaced in Africa, [...]

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N’Djamena, Chad (PANA) – In view its worsened economic and financing situation as well as the general outlook, Chad needs a commitment from key private sector creditors to establish a credible process toward a suitable debt treatment, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country’s economic and financial situation and [...]

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Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Moroccans are hoping that the new government formed on Thursday will take up the country's economic challenges and  also successfully fight the coronavirus pandemic. They also expect the new government, composed of 24 ministers, including 7 women, a first in the Kingdom, to pursue an inclusive development [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday recognised, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.  In resolution 48/13, the Council called on States around the world to work together, and with other partners, to implement this newly recognised right.  The text, [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian health authorities on Friday recorded 43 positive cases of COVID-19, all asymptomatic, and confirmed the deaths of 19 patients this week. At a press conference, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Kailesh Jagutpal, said all the dead were over the age of 60, adding that 16 [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Defence, Justice and Security ministry has bemoaned an upsurge in cash in transit heists in Gaborone and surrounding areas. Over the past two months, the country has experienced a spate of cash in transit heists instilling fear in the business community. To this end the Ministry of [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation. Special Envoy and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján [...]

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