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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The co-chairmen of the economic working group of the International Follow-up Committee on Libya (IFG) Thursday underlined the need to manage the effects of the unified exchange rate for the dinar and consolidate the national budget. The decision made in December by the board of directors of [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Civil society organizations Friday held peaceful demonstrations in the southeastern city of Sfax to express their disapproval of the socioeconomic situation prevailing in the country. The demonstrators chanted slogans, demanding particularly the restoration of the revolution process which, so far, has not brought them anything. According to them, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The new US president, Joe Biden, has signed a presidential decree to end discriminatory restrictions on entry to the United-States imposed on some candidates from several countries, including Libya, the US embassy announced here  Friday. In a statement, the embassy said the proclamation ends the travel restrictions [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN has launched a US$30 billion industrial stimulus package in Kenya to help strengthen the manufacturing sector, the Kenyan Presidency said. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) mechanism will help stimulate Kenya’s manufacturing sector.   The initiative, dubbed Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) Starter Pack, is [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Airways said on Friday it was suspending flights to two major European hubs following the introduction of new regulations as a result of a new variant of the coronavirus. The Airline said the suspension of the flights was temporary. The service suspension affects flights to France - [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A sharp uptick in intercommunal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, including many into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday. According to the agency, 250 people – including three humanitarian workers [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 36 illegal migrants of various nationalities were rescued by Libyan coast guards as their boat was in difficulty at northwest of the city of Khoms, 110 km to the east of Tripoli, two days after a deadly shipwreck left 43 persons dead. In a [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, Richard C. Paschall, says the US has rejoined the Paris Climate Accord and reengaged with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Ambassador Paschall gave this indication in Banjul on Friday, saying that President Joe Biden has issued a proclamation to reverse [...]

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Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, spent a week in an induced coma after having heart surgery last month, his daughter has revealed. Blatter contracted coronavirus in November before undergoing a heart procedure at a hospital in Switzerland in December. The 84-year-old was moved out of intensive care this [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – “Our midwives who work during this period of political crisis are brave and courageous because they face both COVID-19 and violence in the streets,” said Dr. Sekou Keita, the director of Communal Medical Center (CMC) of Matam, a commune of Conakry. It has indeed been a harrowing [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has warned that the remnants of the tropical cyclone Eloise, will be felt over the eastern part of the country. The department of meteorological services said the spillover effects will be felt from Sunday spreading into other areas of the country from Monday. Onalenna Mokgachane, spokesperson for [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Malian and French governments should conduct a swift and impartial investigation into the French airstrike of January 3, 2021, in central Mali, which killed 19 people considered by locals to be civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. In a January 7 statement, the French [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -  Co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya’s Economic Working Group (EWG), including Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Williams and representatives of Egypt, the United States and the European Union, met on Thursday to discuss urgent economic issues including the need to [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday dismissed French arms company Thales' bid to challenge the corruption charge it faces along with former South African President Jacob Zuma. The outcome means the major high-profile graft case against Zuma could begin as soon as April. The [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The United Nations Ozone Secretariat on Friday announced the launch of ‘Reset Earth’, an innovative educational platform for adolescents about the fundamental role of the ozone layer in protecting the planet. The platform launches on World Education Day, January 24, with an original animation film that explores [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, on Thursday appealed the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council for UN support to hold the presidential and legislative elections scheduled for 24 December 2021. The request is contained in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s economy is expected to experience a strong wave of uncertainties this year, according to the country’s stock exchange boss. Thapelo Tsheole, the Botswana Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer, on Friday said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will unleash more challenges for the economy. “The outlook for 2021 is [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded nine new coronavirus-related deaths, bringing to 561 the number of patients who have succumbed to the pandemic since it was first diagnosed in the country on 2 March, 2020. The Ministry of Health and Social Action said on Friday during its daily press briefing [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria continues to see an upsurge in coronavirus infections as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded 1,964 new cases on Thursday, the highest single day increase, bringing the total number to 116,655. Altogether, Nigeria has conducted 1,203,113 sample tests as of Thursday. The NCDC said that seven people [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Friday’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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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has welcomed the entry into force on Friday, 22 January 2021, of the first instrument of international humanitarian law containing provisions to address the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons. The Treaty on [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Thursday evening the opening of nominations for the leadership of the new temporary unified executive authority within a week from 22 to 28 January. This is to ensure that voting by members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                         Buying      Selling Australian Dollar           29.73        31.29 Canadian Dollar        [...]

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