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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Small and Medium-size enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of African economies, according to the 2020 report on African economies published by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). “The Small and Medium-Size Enterprises are considered as backbone of African economies in that they represent about 90% of [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Health departmental director for Borgou, Dr. Ibrahim Mama Cissê, warned here Tuesday of the recurrence of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in his department. In a news briefing broadcast by Fraternité FM, a local radio in Parakou, the biggest city in the north of the country, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan minister of foreign affairs of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, Tuesday received the credentials of Jacouba Kalisa as the new Rwandan ambassador in Libya. In an interview, Siala wished Kalisa full success in the tasks assigned him, according to a statement [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Several youth groups, families of victims of the revolution, political celebrities and parliamentarians Tuesday took part in a protest march on the main street of Tunis, PANA reported. The participants held banners with slogans demanding the destitution of the regime, the completion of the process of revolution [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Despite the expiry Tuesday of the deadline for the freezing of part of assets of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and several of his supporters stashed in Switzerland, Tunisia still hopes to recover ‘the spoiled fund’ estimated at dozens, even hundreds of millions of [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane, launched here Monday nationwide talks on cotton under the theme "Together, Let’s Valorize the Malian White Gold", official sources said. The talks aim to contribute to the re-launch of cotton cultivation to make it resilient, competitive, profitable and sustainable. They also aim [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated Kenya’s determination to conclude ongoing negotiations with the United States and sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Kenya and the US launched trade negotiations on 8 July 2020 with the aim of crafting a comprehensive FTA that will serve as a model [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union’s Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) has secured 270 million doses of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for distribution to AU member states, the AU announced on Tuesday. The acquisition of the vaccines has taken place as part of a vaccine strategy endorsed by [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan constitutional committee Tuesday began its second meeting in the Egyptian city of Hurghada to discuss issues related to the organisation of general elections next December, an official source said. Two delegations of 10 members each of the Chamber of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council [...]

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Hurghada, Egypt (PANA) – Libya’s Constitutional Committee started its second meeting on Tuesday with the participation of two delegations from the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, each comprising 10 members. The meeting, generously hosted by the Egyptian Government in Hurghada, has been convened to discuss the constitutional [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) on Tuesday adopted the proposal for the selection mechanism of a unified executive authority for the preparatory period in Libya. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) conducted a one-day voting process, from Monday to Tuesday, [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated the importance of good neighbourliness, saying the survival of your neighbour is also your own, and vice versa. The President spoke at State House, Abuja, while hosting President Patrice Talon of Benin, who was on an official visit. “Good neighbourliness is very [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), the country's largest trade union, on Tuesday blamed the  government's inability to address current problems in the country, the most significant of which concerns the coronavirus pandemic and its health, economic and social consequences against the backdrop of lack of a [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Controversial South African football administrator Abdul Bhamjee has died in Durban after a short illness. He was 82. His family confirmed his death on Monday night and he was laid to rest on Tuesday in accordance with Muslim rites. Bhamjee who played a key role in [...]

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia has recorded 1,308 new cases of COVID-19 out of 12,123 tests done in the last 24 hours, Health minister Jonas Chanda disclosed in a statement on Tuesday. He said that the country also recorded 13 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, while 280 patiesnts were [...]

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Bangui, Central African Republic (PANA) - Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday.  A UN statement said the attack took place some 17 [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - A Beninese activist, Jean Kpoton, has been detained since Monday in a civil prison of Cotonou for "harassment by digital means", reported La Nouvelle Tribune on its website. The activist was arrested at his home on Wednesday for commenting on information on social networks. Presented on Monday before [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - As civil unrest continues to affect Tunisia, President Kaïs Saied made an unannounced visit on Monday to the popular M'nihla neighbourhood of Tunis, where he warned  young people against being used as  instruments of "those who act in the shadows to sow chaos". Kaïs Saied is the [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The coronavirus pandemic is increasingly worrying health authorities in Senegal as ten new deaths were reported on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and Social Action. The resurgence of confirmed cases of coronavirus comes at a time when the country has just completed twelve days under a [...]

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Hurghada, Egypt (PANA) - The Libyan Constitutional Committee started its second meeting on Tuesday with the participation of two delegations from the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, each comprising 10 members. According to a statement issued by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the meeting, “generously [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Africa needs to spend US$100 billion a year to close its infrastructure gap, according to the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). '"This figure matches with the African Development Bank's estimates of the continent's infrastructure needs, which would amount to between US$130 and US$170 billion per year, with [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinean President Alpha Condé is about to form a government of 36 ministers, according to a decree broadcast on Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG). The previous government, led by Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, appointed in May 2018 and which was reshuffled once, had 33 ministers, including four women. According to [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - African countries should quickly address the infrastructure deficit in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), said Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), as part of the sixth week of the Programme for Infrastructure [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Monday recorded 1,617 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed cases to 112,004. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said via its official website that the country has so far tested 1,172,234 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was recorded on 27 [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 14 million people are acutely food insecure in the Sahel, twice as many as a year ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a note on Tuesday. It said some 31.4 million people are in need of humanitarian [...]

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