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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on Wednesday concluded a three-day Field Mission to Burundi reaffirming its commitment to promoting peace and security on the continent and the need to realise a conflict-free Africa as envisioned in Agenda 2063. The PSC delegation [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The ministerial committee formed to study a mechanism to replace fuel subsidies with cash bonuses paid directly to citizens, at its meeting here Wednesday discussed the need to study the processes. It focused on the manner of implementing the substitution of subsidies and to learn from the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An economic team from the US embassy in Libya revealed during a meeting with the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Representatives (Parliament), Youssef Al-Agouri, a proposed mechanism to manage government spending in Libya. The objective is aimed at ensuring greater transparency and [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The President of the Transition of Mali, Colonel Assimi Goita, Tuesday handed over 225 tractors to Malian farmers during a ceremony that took place in Samanko, about 30 kilometres from Bamako, an official source told PANA. This gesture by the Malian government, which subsidized the 225 tractors [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has strongly condemned the attacks perpetrated on 18 and 19 June 2022 by extremist groups against several villages in the Bandiagara region of central Mali, killing 132 civilians and burning down several homes and shops, a [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - French international footballer of Guinean origin, Paul Pogba, nicknamed "La pioche", will on Wednesday play in a gala match at the General Lansana Conté stadium in Conakry with several former heroes of African football. Pogba arrived on Tuesday morning at Ahmed Sekou Toure international airport in the [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in the Gambia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs and the Central Bank, on Monday launched the economic performance of Gambia in April 2022. Launched under the theme, “A new Shock and Little Room to Manoeuvre,” [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - United Nations agencies have launched a project through the UN Network on Migration in The Gambia to address migration-related vulnerabilities among border communities along the Trans-Gambia corridor. It was launched on Monday by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's National Agency for Health Security (ANSS) has said it detected 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 last Sunday out of 908 people tested. According to the daily bulletin of the ANSS, received by PANA on Tuesday, 20 patients were declared recovered during the same period, while [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Senior diplomats of Libya and Qatar on Wednesday discussed the latest developments in Libya and the organisation of parliamentary and presidential elections. The discussion was in Doha, Qatar, between the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch and Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's army's chief of staff on Tuesday announced that all air force, army and navy personnel are consigned to garrisons in from Tuesday until further notice. In a radio broadcast, he said Unit commanders are obliged to report the situation of their respective units. He did not give any [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Wednesday’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) - Multiple shocks hitting the Ethiopian economy have dampened growth, further increased inflation and created fiscal and external pressures, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team that has just concluded a working visit to the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. The technical staff team, led by [...]

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Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Angola has joined the Extractive Industries Transparency International (EITI), becoming its 57th member country and the 28th in Africa, the EITI Board has announced in its latest monthly bulletin. The EITI Board welcomed the country last week at its in-person meeting, which was co-hosted by the Belgian government and [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) representative in Sudan, Mohamed Belaiche on Tuesday suspended his participation in the tripartite talks to end the crisis in the country. The Sudanese news outlet, Sudan Tribune, reported that the AU reresentative's action is to protest his exclusion from the direct meetings between the Forces [...]

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian ]government’s recent actions to address the toxic legacy of lead in Kabwe, in central Zambia, brings hope to affected communities, 15 Zambian and international nongovernmental organisations said on Wednesday. In March 2022, Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema established a new technical committee to tackle extreme levels [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – New attacks by armed Arab assailants on civilians in west Darfur since April 2022 have left hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and hundreds of civilian homes scorched, and property looted, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. The large-scale violence has been carried out particularly against civilians in [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has again called for "a swift return to constitutional governance" in Tunisia, including the seating of a new parliament. "We believe that doing so is necessary to restore widespread confidence in Tunisia’s democratic institutions," Mr. Ned Price, the Spokesperson for the US State Department, [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - Global cooperation is critical to confront the surge in suffering due to conflict, climate disruption, hunger, the rising cost of living, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated on Tuesday by senior UN officials at a meeting organised by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to [...]

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