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Garoua, Cameroon (PANA) - Nigeria on Saturday easily cruised into the last 16 as they thumped Sudan 3-1 in their Group D Day 2 match of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament played at Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua. Samuel chukwueze opened the scores for Nigetia in the 3rd minute and Taiwo [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The President of DR Congo, Félix Tshisekedi, on Friday expressed the need to propose projects likely to strengthen the regional and international leadership of DR Congo in environmental matters. He was speaking during the 36th meeting of the Council of Ministers which he chaired by videoconference [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin's health authorities have closed down 17 private health care facilities in two districts in the N'Dali Commune in the north-east for poor standards, the daily "Le Matinal" newspaper announced on Saturday. Several irregularities have been noted in the operation of these facilities, including the illegal supply [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia on Friday recorded 8,460 new infections of COVID-19 in 14 hours, establishing a new record of contaminations. There were also five deaths related to the virus, bringing the death toll to 25,755, the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Friday. The number of patients currently admitted to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The top United Nations official in Libya, Stephanie Williams, has urged Turkey to support the political process in the North African country to build on the progress made in the ongoing internal dialogue. Ms. Williams, who is the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Libya, said in a [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - About 2.89 million people in Libya have been vaccinatd against COVID-19 since the launch of the national vaccination campaign last April. The National Centre for Disease Control announced on Saturday that 1,956,378 people have had their first dose while 933,733 have had their second dose. On the weekly [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Health authorities in Mauritius reported  on Saturday that 12 people died from COVID-19 infection from 7-12 January. In a communiqué, the Health and Wellness Ministry said there were 745 active cases of COVID-19 as at 12 January 2022, out of which 13 were admitted to hospitals. Regarding the [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US Assistant Secretary Molly Phee and newly appointed US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa David Satterfield will travel to Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia from 17-20 January, the US State Department announced on Friday. It said while in Riyadh, Assistant Secretary Phee and Special [...]

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Garoua, Cameroon (PANA) - The following are Saturday's fixtures of Group D Day 2 matches of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. Group D Nigeria vs Sudan at Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua (16:00) Guinea Bissau vs Egypt Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua (1900) Standings Team                        [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. Escalating clashes in Tigray have meant that no WFP aid [...]

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