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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia Wednesday offered its condolences to the Libyan government and the families of victims of an explosion at the Janzour naval academy in Tripoli, leaving three dead and five wounded. In a statement issued by the ministry of foreign affairs, Tunisia reaffirmed "its full solidarity with the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Altogether, 1.27 billion dinars or about 284 million dollars was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19)  pandemic in 2020, the Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced here Wednesday. In a statement on revenues and expenditure during the period between 1 January and 31 December, 2020, the [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The future of DR Congo depends on that of Africa, said the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in DRC, Mrs Leila Zerrougui, who is also chief of MONUSCO, in her last news conference held here Wednesday. "DRC can be a factor which can draw the [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The DR Congo Tuesday recorded 162 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) out of 454 tests conducted, an official source said here Wednesday. The daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the national multi-sectoral committee of response to the COVID-19 sent to PANA said the new cases [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chargé d’affaires of the Libyan embassy in Cairo, Tarek Mesbah al-Hawaij, Wednesday met with officials of the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs to consolidate relations between the two countries. The meeting was a follow-up to an earlier one held between the foreign affairs ministries of the [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia Wednesday welcomed the vote of members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) for mechanism of selection of candidates for the managing positions for the temporary unified Executive Authority adopted by the consultative committee during the meetings held from 13-16 January. In a statement, the Tunisian [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The Nelson Mandela Foundation Wednesday confirmed that it was investigating allegations against its own senior managers. The foundation, which seeks to promote the legacy of the world statesman who died in 2013, has been left red-faced after an anonymous complaint from staff members accused Chief [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A new mass grave was discovered Wednesday in the city of Tarhouna, south of the capital, official sources said here.  The public authority of search and identification of the persons reported missing said the discovery illustrated the scale of mass graves in that region. The mass grave was [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Stanbic Bank Botswana has implored the country’s private sector to help government build a sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system and create employment. “As the Bank, we want to be facilitators of increased youth employability and we cannot do this alone but believe that our fellow private sector entities can [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are deeply saddened by a tragic shipwreck on Tuesday off the Libyan coast in the central Mediterranean, which claimed the lives of at least 43 people, according to a statement released Wednesday [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin recorded 144 new cases of COVID-19 infection between January 12 and 17, bringing the total number of infected people to 3,557, according to Ministry of Health statistics. "As of January 17, 2021, Benin had 227 active cases for a total of 3,557 confirmed cases, including 3,284 [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe government on Wednesday called on the population to strengthen compliance with barrier measures following the upsurge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The Minister of Health gave an update on the situation of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Burkina Faso at the Council of Ministers on [...]

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Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.  According to the agencies, growing insecurity and poor infrastructure are making it increasingly difficulty to reach [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Fifteen patients have died from coronavirus infection in Libya, bringing the total number of deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country last March to 1,715. In a statement on Wednesday, the National Centre for Disease Control announced that 659 new cases of emerging coronavirus [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The governor of the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, Col.-Major Salfo Kaboré on Tuesday ordered the closure of gold panning sites in the provinces of Oudalan and Yagha, due to terrorist attacks on the sites, PANA learned from official sources on Wednesday. "Artisanal gold mining sites [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - A parish priest of Our Lady of Peace parish in Soubaganyedougou commune in western Burkina Faso, on the border with Côte d'Ivoire, has gone missing since Tuesday. A statement issued on Wednesday by Bishop Lucas Kalfa Sanou of Banfora, capital of Comoé province, named the missing [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The UN Peace Missions in Mali (UNAMID) and the Central African Republic (UNMISSA) began 2021 with a heavy toll, the UN said Wednesday on its website, noting that five peacekeepers have died in Mali and four others in CAR in the past seven days. These multiple [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Constitutional Committee, comprising members of the House of Representatives (Parliament) and the High Council of State, has agreed to hold a referendum on the draft Constitution, with the adoption of a voting mechanism for the three regions --  Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan --  provided [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's Transition President Bah N'Daw has warned that "abuses committed against civilians in military operations can in no way be encouraged or tolerated. A national army that wins is necessarily an army that enjoys the trust and confidence  of civilians living close to where it operates, he [...]

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Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) on Wednesday called on the Government of Uganda to respect the freedom of expression and the right to peaceful and safe assembly, including the free movement of all political actors and their supporters In a press release on presidential election held last week, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded 10 new coronavirus-related deaths, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Wednesday during its daily press briefing. This brings to 546 the number of patients who have died from the pandemic since the first case was diagnosed in the country on 2 [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Two activists of the French protest movement, "Yellow jackets", Yannick Caroff and Sebastien Perimony, are to participate in a demonstration in Mali on Wednesday to demand the departure of French soldiers from Mali. Together with the local organizers of the demonstration "Yèrèwolo stands on the ramparts" the [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinean President Alpha Condé on Tuesday evening made public a partial list of 16 ministers who make up the government of the Prime Minister, Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, who was reappointed last Friday. The following is the list as published in a decree read on national television: 1- [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three people were killed and four others injured on Tuesday evening in an explosion during a fire in a warehouse at the Naval Academy of Janzour, in the western suburbs of Tripoli, Libyan Navy spokesperson Massoud Abdessamad said. The dead include the commander of the Academy, Colonel [...]

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