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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The death toll from an ambush on Sunday against a Burkina Faso national gendarmerie escort in the east of the country has risen from four to six, the gendarmerie announced in a statement here Monday. On 12 September, at around 1:30 pm, a convoy of empty [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council Monday discussed with the prime minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhalid Al-Dbaiba, results of foreign visits during the last few days and the issue of relations with brotherly and friendly countries. The meeting brought together the chairman of the Presidential Council, [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic claimed the lives of eight persons as against 365 new infections Sunday. The 365 new infections, which represented a fall from the 547 cases recorded Saturday, bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) Logistics Hub in Dubai delivered 85 metric tons of life-saving medical supplies to Ethiopia, the largest single shipment of humanitarian cargo to date. The supplies, including essential medicines, trauma and emergency surgery kits, infusions, consumables, equipment, and cholera kits, were flown [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana Football Association (GFA) has sacked the head coach of the senior national football team, the Black Stars, Charles Akonnor, with immediate effect, for poor performance. Also dismissed are his two assistants -- Ghanaian David Duncan and Dutchman Patrick Greveraars. A statement on the website of the GFA said [...]

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Juba, South Sudan (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that beginning next month, funding shortages will force it to suspend lifesaving food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan until the start of 2022. “Drastic times call for drastic measures. We [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s National Correctional Centre on Monday confirmed that 240 inmates escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State, north-central Nigeria. when it was invaded by heavily armed bandits on Sunday night. The centre's spokesperson could not identify the group that stormed the jail, freeing [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 9,648 Libyan voters have been registered abroad since the opening of the electoral register revision on August 18, the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) announced on Monday. The Commission said in a statement that of the registered voters 6,598 are men and 3,050 are women. It [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Parliament suspended its plenary session on Monday till next week after 45 of its members tabled a motion to withdrawal  confidence against the national unity government. Parliament spokesman Belaihak said that the House session was interrupted after the MPs submitted a request for withdrawal of [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - United Nations Secretary-General's representative for West Africa and the Sahel,  Mahamat Saleh Annadif, arrived in Conakry on Monday to meet with the military junta that seized power on 5 September after ousting President Alpha Conde,  official sources said. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a former Socialist International [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Parliament on Monday resumed its session in Tobruk by discussing the answers of the national unity government to  questions raised by the legislators last week. House Speaker Aguila Saleh presided over the session which was also attended by the First and Second Deputy Speakers, Fawzi [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA)  - Remittances to African countries are expected to decrease by 5.4 percent from  US$44 billion in 2020 to a projected total of US$41 billion in 2021 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to findings of Continental Migration Report 2021 released  on Monday.. The report [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Climate change, an increasingly potent driver of migration, could force 216 million people across six world regions to move within their countries by 2050, according to the World Bank’s updated ‘Grounswell’ report released on Monday. Hotspots of internal climate migration could emerge as early as [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the construction of the first inland dry port in Egypt’s 6th of October City, west of Cairo, with a €25 million loan to October Dry Port Company, a special-purpose vehicle established by a consortium of El Sewedy [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Health and Wellness authorities in Botswana have condemned videos circulating on social media platforms, depicting blatant disregard for COVID-19 safety protocols by some liquor outlets. Acting Director of Health Services, Dr. Pamela Smith-Lawrence, on Monday said the behaviour displayed by some patrons and liquor establishments over the [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Health authorities in Botswana have announced delayed rollout of the Sinovac vaccine due to  the "non-availability of critical technical vaccine profiling documentation". The Chinese Sinovac vaccine consignment arrived in the country recently and is due for distribution, as public desire for an expedited rollout grows. “The manufacturer has [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and two UN agencies on Sunday  discussed the resumption of the Voluntary Nations Repatriation programme for migrants, and the way to ensure that abuses are not repeated. The chairman of the Libyan Interior Ministry's body for fighting illegal immigration, Colonel Major Mabrouk Abdelhafedh Milad, held the [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The highest urban bar in Africa has opened for business. The Alto234 bar is located on the 57th floor of the tallest building in South Africa which opened last year. The Leonardo building in the leafy suburb of Sandton houses a six-star hotel, 232 residential [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The Guinea's military junta that seized power on 5 September, says it has no objection to the release of deposed president Alpha Condé. Reliable sources told PANA that the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD) junta, led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, is, however, considering the [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - A total of 72 people have died in road accidents since January 2021 in Mauritius, according to the Road Safety Unit, which operates under the supervision of the Police Department. The Road Safety Unit reported that over half of the victims were on motorcycles. In total, [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi has recorded 557 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, following tests carried out on 18,740 samples, the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against HIV/AIDS announced on Monday. The new contaminations were notified by 37 of the 47 health [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Five people, a woman and four Burkinabe soldiers, were killed on Sunday in an attack on a supply convoy in the Boungou mine in the east, according to a provisional report released by the Burkina Faso Information Agency (AIB). The statement reported a girl and five [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A total of 700 million dinars, about US$159.09 million, was allocated during the Council of Ministers meeting held on Sunday in Tripoli on the directives of Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba to the Ministry of Finance for the 2021 budget to pay state employees who have not [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 12 new deaths linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and 780 new confirmed infections, the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced Sunday. In its daily bulletin on the epidemiological situation, the ministry said that the number of people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus is nearly 3 [...]

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