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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A number of retired and former African leaders have arrived in Nairobi to lead regional election observation missions for Kenya's 9 August general elections. The election observation missions have deployed short-term teams who would go around to observe the voting and the declaration of the poll results. Former [...]

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Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported a two-fold rise in sexual violence in Southern Sudan. The UNMISS said its officials were deeply concerned that cases of conflict-related sexual violence were surging, despite an overall decrease in the number of civilians affected by violence [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 77.2 billion dinars (about 15.8 billion US dollars) in revenue was realized by Libya between 1 January and 31 July, the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced here Thursday. It said the volume of expenditures during the same period amounted to 45.1 billion dinars [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal's ruling Benno bok Yakaar coalition won the country's legislative elections held last Sunday, according to official provisional results published on Thursday in Dakar. President Macky Sall's coalition won 82 of the 165 seats in the National Assembly, followed by the Yewi Askan Wi coalition with 56 [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The departure of the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, who was leading mediation efforts in Libya to relaunch the electoral process and maintain the ceasefire, risks aggravating the impasse in the north African country. Indeed, the political impasse has never been as deep [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide Mali with US$32 million or 20.5 billion CFA francs to alleviate poverty, hunger and malnutrition. These social disruptions have been attributed to the rise in food, fertilizer and fuel prices caused by the war in Ukraine, according [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The acting head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zennega, reaffirmed the mission's commitment to support a fair and transparent Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process. This is to help build peace to ensure the holding of national parliamentary and presidential elections in accordance [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mrs. Najla al-Mangouch, on Thursday received a message from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abderrahman al-Thani. The message was delivered by the Qatari ambassador to Libya, Khaled al-Dosari, an [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA)- The Burkinabe Ministry of Health will on 30 August launch the distribution of more than 16 million long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets (LLINs) as part of the fight against malaria. On Wednesday, the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene told the Council of Ministers about the implementation of [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Mamadou D. Barry, IMF Resident Representative for The Gambia, has emphasized that the risks to the economic recovery from the (COVID-19) pandemic remain. “The economic consequence of the war in Ukraine is already compounding the socio-economic impact of the pandemic confronting central banks in the region and [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Healthy life expectancy among Africans living in mainly high and upper middle-income countries on the continent, has increased by almost 10 years, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Thursday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the good news after examining life expectancy data among the 47 countries that [...]

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    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian President Adama Barrow has stated that digital innovations have impressively transformed the global financial landscape, with the emergence of digital wallets, mobile transfers, blockchain technologies, and interconnected payment systems. He made the statement here Thursday at the 44th ordinary meeting of the assembly of governors organized by the [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi currently has 1,452 active cases of coronavirus, comprising 1,444 under home monitoring and eight in hospitals, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday. The country has been facing a significant resurgence of the pandemic since the beginning of last month, according to the Ministry. During the month, [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Five Sierra Leoneans and one Guinean have been charged with possession of cocaine and belonging to an international drug trafficking ring after being placed in police custody in Guinea on Wednesday. They were arrested by a patrol unit of the Guinean navy which impounded a boat flying the [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambia's Beach Volleyball team has made it to the quarter-finals stage of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the second match of Pool A. Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra earlier thrashed St. Kitts and Nevis 2-0 before defeating Sri Lanka [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Malian military junta leader Colonel Assimi Goïta is sending a message to his Guinean counterpart, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya, to thank him for his assistance during the six months when the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) imposed stiff sanctions on his country. The message will be delivered on Thursday [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded 34 new cases of coronavirus  comprising two imported cases and 32 others resulting from community transmission confirmed by tests carried out on 845 samples. This was announced by the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Thursday in its daily communiqué on the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has cooperated with the Libyan General Electricity Company (GECOL) to develop an operational plan to stabilise Libya's national public electricity grid and align it with the emergency grid stabilisation programme. The US embassy said in a statement on Wednesday that [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya recorded 179 new cases of coronavirus out of 469 samples tested in the last 24 hours, a positive rate of 38%, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Thursday. In a statement on the local daily epidemiological situation, the Centre said that 200 recoveries were [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A delegation of members of Parliament and civil society representatives from southern Libya has requested the support of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for an equitable distribution of resources throughout the country. It also solicited the UN mission;s help for increased involvement of the [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Twelve persons have been killed in a road accident on a major highway in western Ghana, according to local media reports. The reports quoted the police as saying the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the Elmina-Komenda junction on the coastal highway west of Accra to the [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Thursday’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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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Japanese government has confirmed that it will award the prestigious fourth Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize to South African professor Salim Abdool Karim and his wife Quarraisha for their rigorous work on HIV and COVID-19. The laureates will be honoured in the medical research category, [...]

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