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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – At least 242 youths were arrested on Saturday after riots broke out in several regions of Tunisia, according to  Tunisian Public Safety Department spokesperson Walid Hakima.   The youths, including "bandits’’, were mostly minors involved in theft in several public institutions and private properties, including stores, an automatic [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fourteen patients died of coronavirus on Sunday in Libya, taking to 1,665 the country's total number of deaths since the appearance of the pandemic in March, the national centre for prevention of diseases said.   In a communiqué, the centre said that 1,071 cases of coronavirus infection were detected [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye has congratulated his Ugandan counterpart and "friend’’ Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for winning the 14 January presidential election.   Ugandans have made "’big choice that will further strengthen your contribution to the  East African Community to which our two countries belong’’, the Burundian president said [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Saturday said four main missions are assigned to the interim unified executive authority, with regard to the agreement of the Consultative Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on the mechanism for [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Sunday said it has “successfully” repelled “a Boko Haram/ Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ attack on Marte, on the fringes of Lake Chad Basin, northeast Nigeria. Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement that [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned another fatal attack carried out against a peacekeeping convoy in Mali that left a ‘blue helmet’ from Egypt dead, and another seriously injured on Friday. A UN statement said an explosive device (IED) detonated under a truck that was part of a [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday reported seven deaths and 1,598 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). With the new infections and deaths, the country's caseload is now 108,943. The death toll is 1,420. Nigeria has so far tested 1,147, 523 people since the first confirmed case [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA)- The Gambia National Human Rights Commission recognises the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose to the health sector and the health care delivery system and appreciates the efforts of the government in slowing down its devastating impact on the people, the Commission's  Vice Chairperson, Ms. [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Prices of most African raw materials for export fell in 2020, according to a report published by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). After slight increases in 2019, the prices of more than two-thirds of Africa's exported raw materials fell in 2020. The price of oil, which accounts [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - At least 48 people were killed and scores injured on Saturday when a group militias attacked Al-Genaina city, capital of Genaina State, West Darfur. The attack targeted Kerainding camp for displaced persons, the state-run Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. The Sudanese government has imposed a curfew on area. SUNA did [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Consultative Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LDPF) has reached agreement on the mechanism for selecting candidates for  leadership positions of the Unified Executive Authority at the end of their meetings on Saturday in Geneva, Switzerland, Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Stephanie [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has since Thursday suspended importation and marketing of poultry from Senegal due to the outbreak of bird flu in this country, a disease transmissible to humans, the through the Directorate General of Trade and Competition (DGCC) said on Saturday. In a letter addressed to decentralized structures [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Africa will need to mobilize more than US$ 44 billion to address the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 'Economic Report on Africa 2020' published by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). "African governments need additional funds to address COVID-19. At best, with the spread of the coronavirus [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – Sudan's leader says his country does not want to go to war with eastern neighbour Ethiopia as tension between the two countries rises over incidents on their border. The President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, also said that Sudan does not have any [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Burkina Faso's Hugues-Fabrice Zango on Saturday became  the first man to surpass 18 metres in the indoor triple jump. In Aubière, near Clermont-Ferrand, France, he broke the world record (17.92m) which was held by his French coach, Teddy Tamgho since 2011, with an 18.07m jump  in his [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered this weekend in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They discussed the safety and efficacy of existing vaccines [...]

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