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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The military junta in Guinea promised a strong ministerial delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) arriving here Friday that it would release former President Alpha Conde who was overthrown in a coup d'état last Sunday, a reliable source told PANA. This followed discussions between [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has embarked on a countrywide surveillance to identify poultry houses infected by avian influenza or bird flu. The development comes after agriculture authorities confirmed an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian influenza in chickens at Bokaa village in Kgatleng District, adjacent to Gaborone and Etsha 13 [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan crude oil export operations from the al-Sidra, Ras Lanouf (East), oil terminals resumed Friday after a day's suspension due to protest movements, the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) announced. Demonstrators seized the control room of the oil terminal, demanding the dismissal of Mustapha Sanalla from the [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United states Friday issued a statement expressing deep concern over the ongoing conflicts in Ethiopia and what it described as the “continued human rights abuses and atrocities”.  The release by State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said the United States remained gravely concerned by ongoing conflict in [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria Thursday recorded seven coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths, 727 new cases. The new figures increased Nigeria’s total infections to 197,773 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,585. The Nigeria Centre for Disease control (NCDC) said via its verified website on Friday that it had successfully treated and discharged 185,597 cases, [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 23 new deaths linked to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing to 23,086 its toll since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday. The country has also recorded 1,590 new confirmed Covid-19 infections, bringing to 681,664 the total [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Thirteen new patients have died of COVID-19 infection, bringing to 4,410 the total deaths  since the outbreak of the pandemic in Libya, the National Centre for Disease Control announced Friday. In a statement, the centre also announced 1,117 new infections with the emerging coronavirus out of 5,373 [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded a new death linked to the coronavirus, bringing to 1,826 the the country's toll since the pandemic hit the country on 2 March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Friday. It also announced 38 new cases of the disease confirmed [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The World Bank has resumed cooperation with Mali after a temporary break in disbursements, following the coup de force against  Transition President Bah N'Daw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane by the military on 24 May. In a letter, the Director of Operations for the West and Central [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Navy on Friday rescued from drowning 100 illegal migrants whose boat was adrift 10 km from Chebbah, a locality in the governorate of Mahdia, in central Tunisia where many migratory expeditions to Europe start. According to a statement from the Ministry of Defence, the illegal [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Malta have agreed on a number of measures, the most important of which is to increase the volume of investments between themselves, Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba announced at in Valletta on Friday. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Maltese counterpart, Robert Abela, [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - In its 11th communiqué read Thursday on national television, the ruling National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD) in Guinea, has temporarily prohibited withdrawal operations on bank accounts of several entities and senior executives of the country. These are public establishments of an administrative and commercial nature [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Council of Ministers of the League of Arab States (LAS) has reaffirmed its support for the roadmap agreed at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), and for the efforts of the National Unity Government and the Presidential Council to hold general elections on December 24. This [...]

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Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Botswana’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic got a boost after the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $137 million loan support. Announcing the loan on Friday, the Bank said the funds, extended under its Botswana Economic Recovery Support Programme, will [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - An Ivorian army MI-24 helicopter on a reconnaissance mission on the northern border of the country lost contact with the control station on Friday, the General Staff of the Army announced. The incident took place around early morning in the vicinity of Ferké and in the [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Egypt with a US$ 25 million loan to the National Bank of Kuwait (NBKE) while 15 percent  of the total loan amount is being co-financed by the Green Climate Fund [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US special envoy to Libya Richard Norland has reaffirmed his country's support for the efforts of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to stabilise the political, economic and security situation and pave the way for elections planned for December. Norland reaffirmed this position during his meeting with [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has suspended Guinea from all its activities and decision-making bodies following Sunday's military coup that overthrew President Alpha Condé and his government. A tweet by the AU Political Affairs Peace and Security Council said this is in accordance with the relevant AU instruments. The [...]

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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      30.41      32.01 Canadian Dollar       32.49      34.30 Euro          [...]

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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                                   51.50          52.30 Pound Sterling                         67.00            69.50 Euro                                             59.00       62.50 CFA Franc [...]

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Dakar, Senegal, (PANA) - The Cairo-based Egyptian-African Businessmen Association (EABA) has held a "Senegalese Business Day" that brought together leading business personalities in Egypt and Senegal to discuss trade, investment opportunities and other business activities in Senegal. In his opening remarks at the virtual session, Dr. Yousrey Elsharkawy, EABA’s Chairman, said [...]

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