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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Friday expressed his full support for the national reconciliation project to build stability and peace in Libya. On Thursday, the Libyan Presidential Council presented the vision on the national reconciliation strategy in Libya that will be [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A knife-wielding individual attacked a security unit posted near a "sensitive institution" near downtown Tunis on Thursday night during which one officer was injured in the shoulder and another in the hand. At a press conference, the spokesperson for the Tunisian ministry of the Interior, Fadhila Khelifi, [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Mediator of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has been in Mali since Thursday, a good source told PANA. Jonathan will meet with the Malian authorities of the transition, representatives of political parties and civil society to find [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Compagnie des bauxites de Guinée (CBG), one of the world leaders in the bauxite industry, on Wednesday launched a reforestation campaign covering 254 hectares at the Sangarédi commune mine, which is home to one of the world's largest bauxite deposits, an official statement said. The objective [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Guinean Prime Minister, Mohamed Béavogui, has postponed Friday's meeting between the government, coalitions of political parties, civil society organisations and trade unions on the transition in the country, to Monday. A statement from the Prime Minister said this is to mobilise all socio-political actors around the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed former Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum as Special Envoy and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) pending confirmation by Security Council, Libyan News Agency LANA reported on Friday. He will replace Slovakian Jan Kubis, who resigned last November. Boukadoum was [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The cutting and transporting of timber have been banned throughout Guinea for three months, from 1 July until 30 September, as part of the implementation of the biological rest in forest areas. This was announced by a statement from the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, [...]

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Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The electronic visa to Morocco will be launched for some key tourist sending countries on 10 July, 2022. This is contained in a statement issued by the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, Handicraft and Social Economy, which said that this launch follows the instructions of King Mohammed VI. Three [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Army says it carried out targeted air strikes on logistical sites and terrorist sanctuaries in the centre of the country between 20 and 22 June 2022.  They struck the Macina Katiba of the Malian jihadist, Amadou Kouffa, in the sectors of Djenné, Ténenkou, Segué, in the [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Prime Minister, Najla Bouden, on Thursday opened the 20th Investment Forum in Tunis. It is under the theme, "Tunisia of reforms and values of competitiveness" and will take stock of the latest developments related to the business climate, while presenting priority actions likely to make [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Several participants at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, including experts from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), congratulated the Kingdom of Morocco for actions taken by King Mohammed VI to improve women's rights. This was during the examination, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Speaker of Libya's Parliament, Aguila Saleh, has hailed the role of the African Union (AU) in supporting the country's stability and establishing the rules of democracy through a peaceful process. Saleh also paid tribute to the continental organisation during his meeting on Thursday in al-Qoubba, eastern [...]

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

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda’s real GDP growth rebounded strongly to 10.9 percent in 2021, but spillovers from the war in Ukraine are compounding pandemic challenges by weighing down growth, increasing inflationary pressures and social needs in the Eastern Africa country, according to a recent review by the International Monetary [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritian Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change Minister Kavy Ramano, highlighted on Thursday that out of more than 70,000 tons of plastic waste generated from packaging, only 3,000 tons were recycled, while the rest was dumped in a landfill or ended up in nature. Speaking at [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have made important strides in tackling corruption, with some outperforming emerging market and even advanced economies, according to a new book by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). ‘Good Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa’ features three countries—Botswana, Rwanda and Seychelles—that are leading in the [...]

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy Secretary-General told a high-level meeting in Kigali, on Thursday, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a major contributor. "Nearly one in two women reported that they, or a [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Addressing the first meeting of the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee on Thursday over the global Monkeypox outbreak, the WHO chief told members that person-to-person transmission was ongoing, and “likely underestimated”. Members of the committee could announce their decision on whether or not the outbreak constitutes a public health [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - Because of the global hunger crisis, every single minute, one child is pushed into life-threatening, severe malnutrition. That’s the alarming message on Thursday from UN Children’s Fund - UNICEF - which issued the alert for 15 countries in crisis where the situation is worsening. It said in a [...]

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