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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall officially opened the 54th. conference of African ministers of finance, planning and economic development (CoM2022) on Monday under the theme "Financing Africa's Recovery: Reaching New Horizons", PANA reported. "African economies are in a general fatigue whose extent and duration we do not measure [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's militaty junta on Sunday announced the country's withdrawal from all bodies and authorities of the G5 Sahel, including the Joint Force. This is contained in a communique read on national television by the government's spokesman, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga. The action is in [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has joined other world leaders in conveying his condolences following the death of United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Ramaphosa said Sheikh Khalifa would be “remembered for his tireless efforts in enhancing bilateral relations between [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The rate of COVID-19 infection in Libya last week averaged six cases per day, seen as an upward trend, despite the end of the fourth wave of the pandemic dominated by the Omicron variant, the National Centre for Disease Control has announced in its weekly report [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Lawyers from Benghazi, eastern Libya, on Sunday  organised a protest rally to denounce the arrest and detention in Al-Kweifiya prison, last Thursday, of a colleague, Adnan Abdelkader Al-Arfi. In a statement, they condemned, "in the strongest terms", the arrest of Adnan al-Arfi and called for his immediate [...]

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Djibouti, Djibouti (PANA) – Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, the Executive Secretary of East African sub-regional group, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday congratulated Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. A post on the website of IGAD said the Executive Secretary extended the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the National Unity Government (GNU), Najla al-Mangouch, on Sunday met in Tripoli with the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Kanaan Yilmaz, on the facilitation of the return of Turkish Airlines to Libya. Since the installation of the GNU [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan coastguards have rescued 274 illegal migrants on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of Libya, as they tried to reach European shores. The first operation involved 73 migrants of various African nationalities and the second involved 201 migrants from Bangladesh, according to a statement [...]

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

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has authorised the deployment of a Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya from 16-20 May 2022 for the East African country's elections in August, the continental body said on Monday. This follows an invitation from the [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Former champions RS Berkane of Morocco and Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Sunday qualified for the finals of the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. In their semi-final second-leg match played on Sunday, Berkane, the 2020 Champions, defeated two-time champions, TP Mazembe of the DR Congo, 4-1 and [...]

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Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - Somali parliamentarians on Sunday elected former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the next president. He polled 214 votes to defeat his main challenger, incumbent President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed "Farmajo", who had 110 votes. The outgoing president, who had been in power since 2017, has conceded defeat, and the victorious [...]

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