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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Due to the health situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided not to organize, next November, its windows for the 2021 Women's Afrobasket playoffs, official sources said here Thursday. Thus the teams which finished in the four first places during [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali, placed in Group A, will play Namibia 13 November before moving to Windhoek five days later (November 17) for the return match, an official source said here Thursday. This is in line with arrangements by the CAF, which has just unveiled the new dates for the [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - New French Ambassador to Tunisia André Parant Wednesday presented his letter of credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Othman Jerandi here during which the two discussed the visit of French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian scheduled for 21-22 October. According to a press release from the [...]

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 Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections detected in Libya increased to 46,676 after 855 new cases were recorded on Thursday out of 3,971 samples tested in the last 24 hours. In a statement, the National Center for Disease Control said 384 recoveries and 12 deaths were [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Opposition candidates Henri Konan Bédié (PDCI) and Pascal Affi N'Guessan (FPI) Thursday called on their supporters to boycott the October 31 presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire, just hours before the opening of the election campaign. The two candidates opposed to the current president, Alassane Ouattara, who [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The president of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, Thursday received the ambassador of Turkey to Niger, Mustapha Ari Turker, an official source said here. "Niger plays a very important role on the international scene as a member of the United Nations Security Council, the OIC, the African Union and [...]

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Paris, France (PANA) - Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Thursday visited Algeria to discuss regional issues, particularly the situation in Libya and the Sahel, PANA learned from an official source here. The head of the French diplomacy will be received by the Algerian president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The National Agency for Health Security (ANSS) in Guinea on Wednesday recorded 67 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, after testing 1,710 samples, a positivity rate of 3.9 pc, it said in its daily bulletin received by PANA. ANSS stated that the total number of confirmed cases is [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Citizens' Coalition for Elections and Governance (COCEG), announced in a statement the deployment of some 750 observers for the presidential election, scheduled for Sunday in Guinea. The COGEG explains that it is for "a transparent ballot" with results, reliable and verified information, that it has decided [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Electioneering campaign for Burkina Faso's November 22 presidential election runs from Saturday, October 31 through to Friday, November 20, the Burkinabe government announced Thursday. The government has also decided to release 280,000,000 CFA francs, to be divided equally among the candidates, as its contribution for the [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Mariam Sankara, the widow of Captain Thomas Sankara, assassinated on October 15, 1987, on Thursday demanded justice for her late husband, 33 years after his death in a coup that brought Blaise Compaoré to power. "The date of October 15, 1987 always awakens painful memories," wrote [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane, on Wednesday in Bamako received a delegation of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), led by former Senegalese Foreign Minister, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, and special envoy of the Secretary-General of La Francophonie that monitors the situation in Mali, PANA [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on Libyan youth in and outside the country to participate in a dialogue targeting 1,000 young Libyans, to be launched on Friday at 9 pm, under the theme "Prospects for peace in Libya". "Stay tuned for the [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The governor of Burkina Faso's Sahel region, Col.  Maj. Salfo Kaboré, on Thursday extended the curfew in the region for 45 days, due to an upsurge in terrorist attacks. In a statement, the governor said that the curfew will be extended from October 17 to November [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - African Development Bank (AfDB) country manager at the Regional Office of Development and Service Delivery for North Africa, Ms.Yacine Fall has said that the Bank governors have approved an increase of 125% of the bank's capital, from $93 billion to $208 billion, the largest increase in [...]

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Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - The Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has released US$9.26 million to scale up priority life-saving assistance to nearly 300,000 people affected by floods in Somalia. These critical funds, part of the SHF 2020 Reserve Allocation, will support national and international non-governmental partners operating in Banadir, Hiraan, Lower Juba, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Thursday. These new cases confirmed after tests on 1,105 samples included five followed contacts, five imported cases and seven   resulting from community transmission. The ministry said that 66 patients tested [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Boungou gold mine in Burkina Faso is operational once more, Toronto-listed Endeavour Mining announced on Thursday. The company has successfully restarted the mine, which it acquired through the Semafo acquisition on July 1, and has confirmed potential synergies of $35 million to $40 million during the [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - Although handwashing with soap is vital in the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19, billions of people around the world do not have ready access to a place to do it, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.  According to new estimates from UNICEF, 40 per [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - Corruption is not only a crime but immoral and the “ultimate betrayal” of public trust, the UN Secretary-General has said, calling on everyone to work together and stamp out the global scourge, in all its forms.  In a statement issued on Thursday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underlined that [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius launched on Thursday a sensitisation campaign on two new regulations the Environment Protection Act 2002, in a bid to ban the use of plastic bags and to control single use plastic products.   Mauritian Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change minister  Kavydass Ramano said “60 [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Delegations of the House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State in Libya, meeting in Cairo, Egypt, have agreed a roadmap to end the ongoing political transition. In a joint statement issued Wednesday at the end of their two-day meeting, the parliamentarians called for the [...]

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