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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Court of Justice has delivered 261 judgments on a total of 496 cases filed before it since its inception in 2003, according to the 2020 judicial statistics released by the Registry of the Court. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Court was able to deliver 30 [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian international footballer, Abdoulaye Diaby, has signed a contract with Belgian club, Anderlecht, on a loan until the end of the season with a buying option, PANA learned from sports source. Under contract with Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), the Mali national team striker had been loaned to Getafe [...]

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Embassy of  Russia in Zambia has announced "with deep regret" Russian Ambassador Alexander Vilovich Boldyrev, In a statement issued Thursday, the Embassy said tha tBoldyrev died suddenly on 20 January in Lusaka. “The Embassy staff deeply grieve over the untimely death of A.V. Boldyrev and express their [...]

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Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his sadness and shock, on Thursday, at the news of the passing of Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. Mthembu died from Covid-19-related complications. According to official reports, he was at the forefront of Cabinet, helping to disseminate information since the [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) and play a full role in advancing global health and health security.  In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia and the United States conducted joint maritime exercises off the northern coast of Tunisia from January 18 to 21, the Tunisian Defence ministry said on Thursday in a statement. Two Tunisian ships and the U.S. USNS TRENTON took part in the exercises, the ministry said, indicating [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Preparing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and keeping learning institutions safe, Libya's Ministry of Education of the Government of National Accord on Thursday announced the suspension of classes for all levels and cycles of study. The  ministry said in a press release that its has put off [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - In an online briefing, FAO has warned partners that without additional financial resources for fuel, flight time and pilot hours, the 28 locust control aircraft currently flying over the East African region to spot locust swarms and carry out spraying could cease operations in March. "The [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian president is at the centre of a controversy sparked by remarks considered to be "anti-Jewish", an accusation immediately denied by Tunis. In a statement made during a visit on  Tuesday to the popular district of M'nihla-Ettadhamon, near Tunis, Kaïs Saied attacked the instigators of acts [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African astronomers have discovered two massive galaxies which are more than 60 times the size of the Milky Way. The galaxies are 3.8 billion light years from Earth. The discovery was made from the multi-billion dollar Meerkat telescope which consists of 64 antennas in [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One patient died from a coronavirus-related infection in Libya and 622 new cases were recorded out of 3,137 samples tested in the last 24 hours. In a statement on Thursday, the National Centre for Disease Control also announced 979 recoveries from the disease. Libya's coronavirus caseload stands at [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded six new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing to 552 the number of patients who have died from the pandemic since its appearance in the country on 2 March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Thursday. It also announced 267 new cases of [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's wage bill in the 2020 budget amounted to 21.817 billion dinars (about US$4.88 billion), the Central Bank of Libya (BCL) has announced. It said that the financial envelope devoted to management fees was 3.565 billion dinars (about US$797 million). In a statement issued on Wednesday on income [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Thursday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by Central Bank of The Gambia. Currency                  Buying               Selling US Dollar                  50.40                        52.00 Pound Sterling         64.20                       66.00 Euro              [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The Burundian president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has congratulated the new US president Joe Biden who took office on Wednesday. In a message on his twitter handle, the Burundian president expressed his "warm congratulations" to President Biden and wished "peace, happiness and prosperity" to the American government and people. Relations [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopia says "a third party" is behind the tension with Sudan with the intent to disrupt the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) quoted General Berhanu Jula, National Defence Force (ENDF) Chief of Staff, as saying the Sudanese army has [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo has recorded a worrying increase in Covid-19 infections in recent weeks, with a record 76 cases on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health, Public Hygiene and Universal Access to Health Care said in a statement sent to PANA in Lomé on Thursday. The 76 cases recorded bring [...]

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Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The Ugandan authorities must immediately lift the police and military siege of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s home and release him and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Calling the move an arbitrary detention, Amnesty International said the the post-election blockade on the opposition [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The World Bank has supported a project to distribute new types of digital electricity metering to 55,000 customers in the Small and Medium-sized enterprises in Kenya, state-owned power firm said Wednesday. Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO, Bernard Ngugi, said the smart meters are enhanced with the [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday received visiting United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab, emphasising the need for the implementation of a treaty to improve trade and commercial relations, his office said. Kenya and Britain signed an agreement to promote trade [...]

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Mogadishu, Somalia (PANA) - A project to create new jobs in Somalia's fisheries industry has been launched with the aim of increasing and diversifying livelihoods and promoting broader economic opportunities, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday. FAO Representative for Somalia, Etienne Peterschmitt said the project will be implemented [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The Constitutional Committee formed by Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State have agreed to hold a referendum on the constitutional proposal drafted by the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA). They also agreed that part of the law should be amended to adjust the threshold for [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Thursday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                    Buying     Selling Australian Dollar      29.84        31.41 Canadian Dollar       30.35         32.04 Euro    [...]

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Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) – Heavy rains, strong winds and flooding have directly affected more than 1,000 people and at least has one died, and more than 50 houses were destroyed, as Tropical Storm Eloise passed through Antalaha, Maroantsetra, Vavatenina and Toamasina districts in the north-east of the country. In an update [...]

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