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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The International Olive Council has decided to include the Libyan white variety of olive oil in the international register and the world encyclopedia under the label "Libyan Tripolitan Olive", the Libyan Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. In a post on its Facebook page, the Libyan Foreign Ministry [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba has stressed the need to activate the role of the private sector to encourage the national economy, especially in the field of free zones. Speaking on Saturday at a ceremony to mark the completion of the [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, says here Thursday he was "happy" to note the progress made by the transitional government of Mali, under the authority of Colonel Assimi Goita, an official source told [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 250 pilgrims, representing the first batch of Libyan Muslims, left Saturday via Maitigua airport, an eastern suburb of Tripoli, for Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform the pilgrimage rites for the year 2022. They received financial support of 200 million Libyan dinars (about 41.5 million [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The relaunch of the political dialogue in Guinea initiated by the government to start next Monday is likely to be held without the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée (RPG Arc-en-ciel), the former ruling party, and its allies, who are setting preconditions to be met. The dialogue framework [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba has welcomed the joint statement issued by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States Friday rejecting violence or seizure of power by unconstitutional means. In a tweet on Friday evening, al-Dbaiba welcomed the [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - As of 22 June 2022, 33 countries in five WHO Regions had reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children which fulfill the WHO case definition, a press release issued said here Saturday. Since the previous Disease Outbreak News published on 27 [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Health authorities in Mauritius on Friday recorded one death directly linked to coronavirus (COVID-19) and two other deaths from infections attributed to other diseases. According to a health bulletin issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, there were 268 active cases of COVID-19 in the island, [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - Five Western governments have called on the Libyan Parliament, High State Council and their leaders to urgently finalize the legal basis for a credible, transparent and inclusive presidential and parliamentary election to be held as soon as possible. The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - With record numbers of people uprooted within their homelands due to conflict, disasters, the climate emergency and other tragedies, more must be done to end this crisis, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday, launching his Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.  The plan outlines 31 commitments [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar International Track and Field Meeting is back after disappearing from the calendar of major sporting events for seven years. It will be held on Saturday, 25 June, at the annex of the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Diamniadio, in the suburbs of the Senegalese capital. This international [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Dakar-based Pan-African body, Trust Africa, Friday held a roundtable on illicit financial flows, saying over 88 billion dollars goes out of Africa through illicit flows. According to the body's Communications Officer, Abdarahmane Wone, the roundtable brought together journalists who took in-depth look at the issue. "As you [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Under-Secretary-General and Acting Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zenenga, has reiterated the mission's commitment to supporting the Libyan-led national reconciliation process. In a statement issued Friday evening by UNSMIL, Mr. Zenenga stressed the importance of basing reconciliation on the principles [...]

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