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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin has recorded five new deaths and 2,344 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, official sources said here Tuesday. According to statistics posted on the website of the government, Benin has recorded 21,450 confirmed cases, 4,010 cases under treatment, 17,294 recoveries and 146 deaths. Benin, which declared its first coronavirus [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdallah Al-Lafi, on Tuesday held talks in Rome with the Italian minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, on the latest political developments in Libya. A fast-track agenda was launched in Libya with foreign partners for the organization of the [...]

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Santa Maria, Cape Verde (PANNA) - The ninth conference on Africa’s climate and development (CCDA-IX) begins Wednesday in Santa Maria, a tourist city in the Sal Island, Cape Verde, an official source said here Tuesday. The three-day meeting is under the theme "Towards fair transition creating jobs, prosperity and climate resilience [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PAA) - WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a group of global health leaders Tuesday issued an urgent call for vaccine equity globally and in Africa in particular.  The leaders, at a press conference, stressed that the worst pandemic in the last hundred years would not end unless and until, there [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The president of Burkina Faso, Roche Marc Christian Kaboré, Tuesday received here the new UN resident-coordinator in Burkina Faso, Barbara Manzi, who will also carry out the duties of humanitarian action coordinator, an official source said. The meeting provided her with the opportunity to express to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi said here Tuesday Egypt would continue its coordination efforts with Libyans in the coming period to ensure the unity and cohesion of Libya's national institutions until the parliamentary and presidential elections at the end of this year. Al-Sissi gave this assurance at [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has strongly condemned the "cowardly and barbaric attack" by unidentified armed people on Saturday against a Moroccan trade convoy in Didiéni town, Kayes region, resulting in the loss of human lives including two Moroccan nationals, the Malian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded four new deaths linked to the coronavirus, raising its toll to 1,837 deaths since the pandemic hits the country on 2 March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Tuesday. The ministry also announced 13 new admissions of coronavirus, all confirmed [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The head of the National Committee for Rally and Development (CNRD), Lt.  Col. Mamady Doumbouya, who seized power in Guinea on 5 September, on Tuesday opened national consultations at the People's Palace (National Assembly) in the presence of political leaders, PANA reported. The head of the junta [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the deployment of an initial team of 10 observers to work with the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission in monitoring the implementation of the ceasefire agreement between the Libyan parties. A ceasefire deal was signed on 23 October 2020 in Geneva [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Meetings of the joint Libyan-Egyptian High Commission are scheduled for Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of Prime Minister Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba of the national unity government and his Egyptian counterpart, Mustafa Madbouly. Libya's Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Haweij, arrived in Cairo on Monday heading [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Emirates Airlines has expanded its operations to and from South Africa following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. By 31 October, the Dubai-based airline will expand operations in and out of South Africa to 28 weekly flights. It said the ramped-up operations will see two daily flights to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba has reaffirmed his support for the youth and his desire "to see wedding tents instead of funeral tents and reconstruction funds instead of ammunition boxes", in allusion to their contribution in rebuilding the country instead of war and conflicts. He was speaking [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is undertaking a project in the Sahel region to identify protection gaps faced by communities affected by climate change and migration, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has told the 48th session of the Human Rights Council.   With a [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad has "categorically denied" reports of a ban on Libyans entering Tunisia. In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry said that "the information relayed on the ban on the entry of Libyans into Tunisia is erroneous and [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The representative of the UN Secretary General in West Africa and the Sahel, Chadian Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said on Monday that he had high hopes for the national consultations on the way forward that will open on Tuesday in Conakry at the initiative of the military [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's junta, the National Committee for Reconciliation and Development (CNRD), on Monday asked the security forces and health authorities to assess the situations at the country's land borders with a view to gradually reopening them before Thursday. In a statement read on national television, the CNRD, led [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s private television station YTV has challenged the business community to consider creating employment for the country’s youth faced with spiraling unemployment. The call comes after the station recruited a number of interns and graduates, as part of efforts to play their part in the fight against [...]

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Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, has expressed the hope that Morocco will continue to support the political process in Libya. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has recorded 16 new deaths linked to COVID-19 infection bringing the death toll to 4,457, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Tuesday. It said 1,149 new cases were recorded out of 4,918 samples tested, bringing the number of infections to 326,370. The Centre said 1,426 recoveries were [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made a routine inspection visit to the Nuclear Research Centre in Libya, to verify the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and limit the spread of nuclear weapons. The UN nuclear watchdog said in a publication reported on [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                 Buying  Selling Australian Dollar     30.25     31.84 Canadian Dollar       32.43     34.24 Euro                    [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Tuesday’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          [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian health authorities announced on Tuesday that 174 positive cases of COVID-19 were detected on Monday, including five serious cases that required the patients' admission to hospital. The authorities also announced the death of a patient previously admitted to hospital. According to the Ministry of Health, 1.03% of [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has announced the appointment of  Maura K. Leary to the position of Director of Communications. A statement issued in Accra on Monday said Ms. Leary will oversee ACET’s internal and external communications, working with all departments to refine and strengthen ACET’s messaging, engagement, and advocacy strategies. Reporting to the Executive [...]

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