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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - One case of death linked to coronavirus (COVID-19), 16 new infections and 31 recoveries were recorded Monday in Mali, according to report provided by the ministry in charge of health. The new cases take to 7,855 the total number of positive cases of the pandemic recorded in [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia in 24 hours recorded 58 new deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,795 new confirmed infections, the Tunisian ministry of Health said here Monday in a statement. The spokesperson for the Tunisian Health ministry, Insef Ben Alia, announced that the application of the measures related [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, Monday announced the nomination of Slovak Jan Kubis as Special Representative for Libya and Chief of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), in accordance with the 2542/2020 Resolution of the Security Council. A statement issued by the United-Nations said "the Secretary-General [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned here Monday. Addressing the agency’s Executive Board, WHO chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The state of health emergency and curfew declared in the Senegalese region of Dakar and Thies,70 km east of the capital, was Monday extended by eight days, the minister of Interior, Antoine Felix Abdoulaye Diome, said here on national television (RTS). The state of emergency and curfew [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The UN deputy Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, arrived here Sunday, official sources said Monday. During his visit, Lacroix will meet in Bamako and the other Malian regions with the country’s transitional authorities, civil society representatives, actors and international partners of the peace and reconciliation process [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Monday signed with the German government a project support agreement to provide technical and consultative support supervised by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The agreement was signed at the seat of the Libyan national high electoral commission (HNEC) in the [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Altogether, 632 people were arrested by the Tunisian security services following night riots marked by acts of destruction and pillaging in several Tunisian regions, an official source said here Monday. The spokesperson for the Tunisian ministry of Interior, Khaled Hayouni, said Tunisian security units were doing their [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana plans to digitally transform everything, as the country embraces the 4th industrial revolution (4IR). The Minister of Tertiary Education (MoTE), Douglas Letsholathebe, on Monday said the development will help spur economic growth and move the country towards a knowledge-based economy (KBE). “Globally, countries that have digitally transformed [...]

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ABuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Court has resumed virtual court sessions with cases Involving Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Cabo Verde, Mali and others Sixty-nine cases would be handled virtually by the ECOWAS Court of Justice during the first quarter of 2021, according to the cause list released by the Registry of [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The sixth week of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) began on Monday to review progress, share experiences and build consensus on key infrastructure projects that will take Africa to the next stage of development, a statement from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Voting to choose a mechanism to select candidates for the leadership positions of the temporary unified executive authority in Libya began this Monday morning, sources in Tripoli announced, saying it is an operation that will run until Tuesday. It is through a telephone contact carried out by [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday gave President Cyril Ramaphosa seven days to outline the government's plan for a vaccine rollout, or face court action. DA leader John Steenhuisen said questioned the government's "elusive" strategy despite the fact that it has confirmed that [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Faced with the resurgence of social unrest in Tunisia, authorities have deployed military units to protect public buildings and "seats of sovereignty," the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday. According to Mohamed Zekri, the army units are to carry out joint patrols with the security forces in the [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday began a visit of several days in Mali which faces a difficult security situation. The United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Mission for the Stabilization of Mali (MINUSMA) has experienced a deadly start to the year, official sources [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - – The World Economic Forum, taking place virtually on 25-29 January, will bring together the foremost leaders of the world to address the new global situation, the Forum’s Managing Director of Public Engagement, Adrian Monck announced on Monday. Heads of state and government, chief executives and leaders [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will soon launch an e-health project in a bid to modernise its healthcare system and make a transition to a technologically-based medical service by advocating the use of sustainable and innovative technologies. Speaking Monday at the second High-level Committee on the national e-health project, Technology, Communication and [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded 11 new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing to 526 the number of victims of the pandemic since its appearance in the country on 2 March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Monday. It said that 196 out of 1888 tests were positive [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan National Centre for Disease Control announced on Monday that 33 deaths related to coronavirus infection and 781 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. In a statement, the Centre said 3,648 samples have been tested during the period while 1,072 recoveries have [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The following are Monday’s foreign exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling as published by CRDB Bank: Currency                          Buying                       Selling                  US Dollar                         2,309.00                     2,339.00 Euro                                2,734.00                     2,864.00 Japanese Yen                      19.86                       [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Benin government will soon build a "ministerial city" in Cotonou, the economic capital, to house the offices of ministers, the Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development said on Monday. Estimated at 65.547 billion CFA francs, work on the "ministerial city", which will be at the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - More than 70 percent of Libyans who participated in a virtual dialogue have agreed that the outcome of the Advisory Committee meeting on the proposals for the selection mechanism for the Temporary Unified Executive Authority was positive, hoping that it would lead to a lasting solution. Some [...]

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