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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Warring factions in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo kicked off the third session of their peace talks in Nairobi on Monday after a series of postponements in recent weeks. Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, Chairperson of the East African Community Summit and [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Portugal reached the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Monday after a 2-0 win over Uruguay in their Day 2 Group H match. Cristiano Ronaldo was originally credited with the first goal at the Lusail Stadium in Al Daayen in the 54th minute, [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has increased the Monetary Policy Rate by 2.5% to 27 percent as the government continues with efforts to address current inflationary pressures. The prime rate signals the rate at which the Central Bank lends money to commercial [...]

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London, Britain (PANA) - The government of South Sudan should immediately remove from office and investigate Governors and County Commissioners credibly alleged to be complicit in systematic rape, UN experts attending the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) conference in London said Monday. A delegation from the government of South Sudan is [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), Aguila Saleh, said Monday he was confident of reaching an agreement with the High State Council on the appointments of the regal positions and a constitutional basis for the elections in the country. Speaking in Cairo, Egypt, during [...]

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Banjul, The Gambia (PANA) - A 22-year-old young man from Tobacco Road, the hardest hit area by the latest flash floods in the Ganbian capital city of Banjul, recounted his ordeal. “It was a stressful and shocking moment for me and my family when we lost all our belongings and livelihoods [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Egypt and the United Nations have agreed to intensify joint action to advance the Libyan political solution to ensure security, stability and prosperity in Libya. This came during a meeting of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Monday with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya recorded within a week six new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection out of 120 samples tested, representing a positivity rate of 05%, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Monday. A statement issued by the Centre on the weekly epidemiological situation, said, however, that no [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Ten Malian hostages, including three women and six children, held captive since 18 November by a group of four criminals and drug traffickers in a district of Bamako, were released from the hands of their captors by a special unit of the security forces on Sunday, [...]

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Athens, Greece (PANA) - Greek authorities Monday arrested seven Egyptians on charges of migrant smuggling after their boat ran into difficulties due to strong winds off the Greek coast, Greek media reported. The boat was carrying 483 migrants from Libya to Italy but lost its direction off the Greek coast. According to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba has tasked the Ministry of Youth with hosting the first Maghreb Scouts meeting in Libya in the summer of 2023. In a speech delivered on Sunday, Mr. al-Dbaiba affirmed his support for the Maghreb Union of [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the East African development bloc, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Monday strongly condemned what they described as the continued use of excessive force against Sudanese civilians protesting an end to military rule in the country. The three [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The bodies of two missing persons whose vehicle was submerged following heavy rains and floods in some parts of Libya have been found in Gharyane, 80 km southwest of Tripoli, the Libyan Interior Ministry announced on Sunday. In a statement, the ministry said that the search and [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Mission of Support in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the crisis [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Johannesburg woman has sparked a national outcry for calling for black women's uteruses to be removed and for black men to be burned because they rape, steal and kill. Belinda Magor has been arrested after she made the comments in a WhatsApp voice note [...]

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Doha, Qatar (PANA) - Cameroon fought back from 1-3 down to draw 3-3 with Serbia in their second Group G match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup  competition played at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah to hold on to hopes of reaching the knockout stage. Cameroon went ahead in the 29th minute when Jean-Charles [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr of the Catholic Church is dead, the Church has announced in Rome. Cardinal Baawobr, who was elected elected head of the African bishops’ conference, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) last July, died in Rome on Sunday. He [...]

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