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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Attorney General's Office has denied statistics announced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on the death of six illegal migrants in a mass escape last Friday, 8 October. It urged organizations working in the field to verify the figures before publishing them. Last Friday, the head [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Friday granted the General Company of Food Industries of Tunisia a 20 million-dinar (6 million-euro) loan to support the production of olive oil, the European financial institution announced here. This loan will allow the development of the sector which [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal recorded here Thursday two new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing to 1,871 the number of patients who have died from the pandemic since its appearance in the country on March 2, 2020. Announcing this here Friday, the Ministry of Health and Social Action, during its daily press briefing [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Eleven new patients have died from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing to 4,860 the total number of deaths in Libya since the outbreak of the pandemic, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Friday. According to a statement from the centre, 563 new coronavirus infections have been [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia Friday recorded three new deaths linked to the Coronavirus (COVID19) and 220 new confirmed infections, the ministry of Health announced here. This brings to 25,066 and 710,542 respectively, the total number of deaths and infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. The number [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US Special Envoy to Libya and ambassador Richard Norland Friday reaffirmed his country's continued support for the important mission of the Electoral Commission. He made the declaration in a meeting with the Chairman of the National High Electoral Commission, Imad al-Sayah. In a tweet on Friday, Norland wrote: [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Virgin Atlantic on Friday announced Friday it would resume direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town's International Airport much earlier than anticipated, following a surge in demand for the service. The airline's first flight back to Cape Town will depart on 17 November, with three [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria on Thursday recorded six deaths, 226 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across 14 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in an update shared on its Facebook page on Friday that total infection from the pandemic in [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Ethiopian government says the National Defence and other forces have "extensively crushed" the "terrorist Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF)" which has been destroying infrastructure and killing the people. It said following the measures taken by the Ethiopian Defence Forces after the TPLF's "heinous attack" against [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Maintaining open value chains and predictable mechanisms to support them is key to ensure access to goods and services needed for industrial development and job creation in West Africa, said Eloi Laourou, Senior Advisor to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General. Speaking at a conference co-organised by [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch and her Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Thursday discussed their countries' bilateral relations during a meeting in the Turkish capital, Ankara.  They also discussed Libya's preparations for an international conference on 21 October on the "Libya Stability Initiative" [...]

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Washington DC, US (PANA) — President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday made history by becoming the first African Head of State to be received at the White House by President Joe Biden since the American leader took over office in January this year, the Kenyan President's office said. At the meeting, President [...]

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Praia, Cape Verde – Cape Verde’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) has commended the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) for supporting the country’s political progress, including by always deploying observers to monitor and report on its elections. “Your presence and the reports of your observation [...]

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Port-Louis, Maurice (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                    Buying   Selling Australian Dollar        30.74     32.35 Canadian Dollar          33.42    35.29 Euro        [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Central Bank of The Gambia. Currency                                 Buying           Selling US Dollar                                   51.50          52.30 Pound Sterling                         67.00            69.50 Euro                                             59.00       62.50 CFA Franc [...]

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Beijing, China (PANA) - With global transport at a crossroads, government leaders, industry experts, and civil society groups are meeting in Beijing, China, for a UN conference to chart the way forward to a more sustainable future for the sector, and greater climate action overall.  The three-day UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Tourist arrivals in Mauritius dropped by 96.9% from 305,612 in September 2020 to 9,460 in September 2021, according to Statistics Mauritius. In its latest economic bulletin on the tourism sector, it indicated that 8,919 tourists came by air during the period January to September 2021 as compared [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - World Food Day is not only a reminder to everyone on the planet of the importance of what we eat, but also “a call to action to achieve food security around the world”, the UN chief said in his message marking the day on Friday. Commemorated annually [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Up to five million premature deaths a year could be prevented if the global population was more active, but many  people live in areas with little or no access to spaces where they can safely walk, run, cycle or engage in other physical activities.  Where opportunities do exist, older adults or people with disabilities may simply not have [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman has underscored the importance of the Sudanese Cabinet and the Sovereign Council adhering to the transitional order as established in the 2019 Constitutional Declaration and the 2020 Juba Peace Agreement.  A statement by the US Department of State said he [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – A new assessment by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that only 14.2% – or one in seven – COVID-19 infections are being detected in Africa. And to reverse that trend and curb transmission, the WHO Regional Office for Africa on Thursday announced a new initiative to enhance [...]

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