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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister Choguel Kokalla Maiga received on Tuesday a delegation of the Tabital Pulaku Association, a group working to promote Fulani culture. The delegation drew the attention of the highest authorities of Mali to the amalgamation and stigmatization of which their community was currently a victim, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A van carrying cash from the Central Bank of Libya branch in Sebha (800 km south of Tripoli) to the Al-Joumhouria Bank branch in the city centre was robbed on Wednesday by an armed group, sources said quoting the Sebha security directorate. Giving details of the hold-up [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya recorded one death linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 130 new cases out of 396 samples tested in the last 24 hours, representing a positivity rate of 32.8%, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Wednesday. A statement on the Centre's local daily epidemiological [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded 34 new cases of coronavirus, made up of one imported case and 33 cases resulting from community transmission, confirmed by tests carried out on 1,110 samples, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Wednesday. its daily communiqué on the epidemiological situation, the [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian army said here Wednesday it had destroyed logistical shelters of terrorists in the forests of Diabali Koura, Koromambougou and Filadionbougou, in an attack on 26 July in Sokolo in the Segou region (centre). According to the Directorate of Information and Public Relations of the Army [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Several Burkinabe civilians were killed on Monday in strikes carried out by the national army against armed terrorist groups in the eastern region, the Burkinabe army acknowledged on Wednesday. In a statement, the army said that on Monday, targeting actions against terrorist groups responsible for several [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, Abdelhamid al-Dabaiba, has announced that arrangements had been concluded to evacuate victims of the fuel tanker explosion in Bint Baya, southern Libya, to Tunisia, Spain and Italy. The announcement came during an inspection visit on Tuesday by al-Dbaiba, accompanied [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – The private sector in Botswana and South Africa have been challenged to openly discuss trade and investment opportunities so as to harness existing opportunities between them. Mmusi Kgafela, Botswana’s minister of Trade and Industry, on Wednesday urged the business community to strengthen trade and investment relations. The two countries’ private [...]

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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                                   53.00          54.50 Pound Sterling                          [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Ravil Khakimov, a 39-year-old Kazakh, has been sentenced to 32 years in prison, and fined 800,000 Mauritian rupees for drug trafficking. His partner, Olga Istyufeyeva, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of 100,000 Mauritian rupees. (45 Mauritian rupees = 1 US dollar.)  Two Mauritians, [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Due to insufficient funding, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is unable to adequately respond to the rising humanitarian needs of refugees and internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC is among the most underfunded of UNHCR’s operations worldwide, Director of [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Three UN-appointed independent human rights experts returned from Ethiopia on Tuesday after working to negotiate access to areas important for investigations. The UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia is mandated to conduct a thorough and impartial probe into allegations of violations and abuses of international human [...]

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