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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, Saturday thanked members of the Diplomatic Corps for their support since the start of his mandate and more particularly in the resolution of crises in the DRC, during a ceremony of exchange of [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The torrential rains of January 8 and 11 left at least one dead, one injured, and further displacing 1.214 households on the coast of Lake Tanganyika bordering Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi, learned PANA on Saturday from a humanitarian source. In a report dated 21 January, [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Clashes erupted between protesters and security forces on Saturday during a demonstration by hundreds of young people on Avenue Bourguiba to demand the release of some 1,000 people arrested during a social unrest that rocked the country in recent days to denounce "police repression". The demonstration, which [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Ten unidentified bodies were found in a mass grave discovered at the "Machrou al-Rabt" sites in the city of Tarhouna, south of Tripoli, the Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord announced here Saturday. In a statement, the ministry said the ten bodies found Thursday were [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to plague Senegal despite measures taken by the government to contain it, with eight new deaths and 250 new cases, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced here Saturday during its daily press briefing. The new deaths bring to 569 the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A new round of the Libyan political dialogue began Friday in the Moroccan city of Bouznika between delegations from the House of Representatives (Parliament), and the High Council of State, Consultative Assembly, an official source said here Saturday. It aims at refining the resolutions of previous meetings on [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria on Friday recorded 1,483 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 118,138. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said via its official website that the country recorded five Coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, bringing the death toll to 1,490. So far, [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Gendarmes of the  Bamako Camp I Research Brigade arrested Friday in Niamana, east of Bamako, "the mastermind of a counterfeiting trafficking network" in possession of a sum of 5.3 billion CFA francs in counterfeit notes, the communication services of the Malian Army told PANA here Saturday. According [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius Friday received a donation of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccine from India to vaccinate a first group of 50,000 front-liners, PANA reported here Saturday. Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth who was at the airport to receive the vaccines that came on board an Air Mauritius flight [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius government has announced that it will sign the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa. The announcement was made following the weekly meeting of the Cabinet on Friday. The Charter is an international human rights [...]

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Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Tropical Cyclone Eloise has strengthened in the Mozambique Channel and is expected to make landfall near Beira, in Sofala Province of central Mozambique early Saturday, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The province and the entire Zambezi Basin in Mozambique are already experiencing significant flooding as a [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Against the backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating security situation in Mali and the wider Sahel region, the UN peacekeeping chief has concluded a visit to the restive northwest African nation.  With the country in the throes of a political transition, following a military coup and the establishment of an [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Th DR Congo has recorded 647 deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the beginning of the pandemic in the country on 10 March 2020, the daily report of the technical secretariat of the national multi-sectoral committee of response to the pandemic sent to PANA [...]

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