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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The signing by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission of an Action Plan for the "gradual and simultaneous" withdrawal of mercenary fighters and foreign forces from Libya has brought new hope to the political scene. This comes at a time blockages in the process due to disagreements over [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu pleaded on Thursday for the need to hold Libyan elections scheduled for 24 December. This comes against the backdrop of disagreements that still persist over the constitutional basis despite the international community's efforts to hold the elections on the scheduled date. Cavusoglu's position [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed announced on Wednesday he had decided to withdraw the diplomatic passport of any personality who had solicited foreign intervention in the country's internal affairs. "Some people have gone abroad to harm Tunisia's interests," he said. Saied was referring in particular to the former president, [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has received the first doses of Moderna vaccine as part of the500,000 doses secured by government through a bilateral arrangement with the company. Christopher Nyanga, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Wellness, said here Thursday other consignments were expected the following months until all the [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The WHO Thursday called on decision-makers across the health, sport, education and transport sectors to urgently scale up provision of more inclusive programmes, services and safer environments that promote physical activity in all communities. This was contained in the World Health Organization's new advocacy brief titled [...]

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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, on Thursday announced the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile ‘Swazi’ Tshabalala as Senior Vice President of the Bank effective from 1 November 2021. Ms. Tshabalala, a citizen of South Africa, has been Vice President [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Chief of General Staff of the Malian Army, General Oumar Diarra, has denied allegations incriminating the Malian Armed Forces (FAMAs) in the summary executions following images that  have flooded the media. The images showed scenes of torture and decomposing bodies from  alleged summary executions committed by [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Wednesday recorded five new cases of coronavirus, all resulting from community transmission and confirmed by tests carried out on 1,453 samples, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Thursday. The ministry also announced that nine patients were tested negative and declared recovered. It said [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya will next month host an international conference on the effects of drugs and psychotropic substances on the family and human societies, a statement from the Libyan Ministry of the Interior said on Thursday. The conference is organised by the Ministry of the Interior under the theme: [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Seventeen new deaths linked to COVID-19 infection and 559 new infections have been recorded in Libya out of 4,201 samples tested, a positive rate of 13.3%, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Thursday. According to a statement from the Centre, 1,720 recoveries were also  recorded. The [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                     Buying   Selling Australian Dollar        30.62      32.23 Canadian Dollar         33.23      35.09 Euro      [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Central Bank of The Gambia. Currency                                 Buying           Selling US Dollar                                   51.50          52.30 Pound Sterling                          [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) with tablets to digitise the monitoring of the school feeding programme.   The initiative aims to reinforce programme efficiency and implementation by enabling real-time tracking of daily attendance and feeding in 260 pilot schools [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Ebola vaccination began on Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu Province where a case was confirmed on 8 October. The Africa Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement that people at high risk, including contacts of the confirmed [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) The United States is providing more than $26 million in additional assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia bringing its funding since the crisis began to nearly $663 million, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Wednesday. He said in a statement that [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  The proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) were selected for their expertise in areas such as epidemiology, animal health, clinical medicine, virology [...]

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