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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba met on Wednesday with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Mohamed Al-Sabah, ahead of his participation in the Conference in Support of Stability in Libya scheduled for Thursday. During the meeting in the presence of Libyan [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Regional and international issues, notably the political situation in Libya on the occasion of the ministerial meeting on "stability in Libya" held in Tripoli, were at the centre of talks between Tunisian and German Foreign Ministers, Othman Jerandi and Niels Annen. The cooperation between Tunisia and Germany [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Congolese Abroad, Jean Claude Gakosso, said here Wednesday that "African brothers are eager to help Libya overcome the ordeal it has undergone, and that they are convinced that reconciliation, tolerance and dialogue are Libya's path to security and stability". Mr. [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Presidential Council, Commander of the Libyan Army, Head of the National Unity Government and Minister of Defence, Abdelhamid Al-Dbaiba, Wednesday discussed with the 5+5 Joint Military Commission the Plan of Departure of mercenaries and foreign fighters from the country. The issue was discussed at a [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Turkey and Nigeria on Wednesday signed eight major agreements on defence, energy, industry, mining and other sectors, official sources told PANA here Wednesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged that his country would further cooperate with Nigeria on counter-terrorism as well as “in the fields of military, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 28 countries and four international organisations will participate in the Conference to Support Stability in Libya scheduled for Thursday in Tripoli. It is aimed at mobilising the support of the international community to bring the North African country's political process to a successful conclusion with [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Bishops' Conference of Benin (CEB) has again voiced its opposition to the legalization of abortion in the country through the amendment of the law on sexual health. "Faced with such a serious decision, the Bishops of Benin remind everyone of the unconditional respect for the sacred [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday paid a one-day visit to Togo during which the countries signed two agreements to strengthen diplomatic and trade relations. They signed a memorandum of understanding on exchange of land on behalf of the diplomatic missions of Togo and Turkey, and [...]

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Athens, Greece (PANA) - Egypt, Greece and Cyprus on Tuesday signed an agreement in Athens on interconnection of electricity grids to strengthen the energy cooperation of the Eastern Mediterranean countries. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said as they diversify their energy sources, Egypt could become a supplier of electricity, which will be [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal on Tuesday recorded one new coronavirus-related death, which brings the death toll to 1,873, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Wednesday. It said no new case of infection has been recorded after tests carried out on 1,302 samples, while two patients tested negative [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's National Centre for Disease Control announced on Wednesday that 21 new patients have died of coronavirus infection bringing the death toll to 4,945. According to a statement from the Centre, 532 new infections were recorded out of 3,297 samples analysed during the last 24 hours, representing [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya earned US$1.796 billion from the sale of crude oil, gas, condensates, petroleum products and petrochemicals for September, 2021. This was announced by the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) that described it as a record for this year. Libya's oil production currently stands at 1.3 million barrels per [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Najla al-Mangouch on Tuesday held a meeting in Tripoli with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo,  with their discussions focusing on the organisation of December's presidential and parliamentary elections. Despite the adoption of electoral laws by the [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Wednesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                      Buying    Selling Australian Dollar          31.05      32.69 Canadian Dollar            33.47  [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced Wednesday it is stepping up its support for women entrepreneurs in Egypt, with a loan of €4.3 million (EGP 80 million equivalent) to Reefy Microfinance Enterprise Services, the country’s first licensed microfinance institution. A press statement issued by [...]

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

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian health authorities announced on Wednesday that they recorded 64 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Three patients were admitted to hospital and the rest, who are asymptomatic, have been placed in self-isolation at home. To date, 894,604 Mauritians have received a first dose of a vaccine [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Rwandan authorities have arrested nine people linked to an opposition party and a journalist in the past week, as they intensify their crackdown on opponents and critics, Human Rights Watch  (HRW) said. The crackdown appears connected to an event, “Ingabire Day,” organised by the unregistered opposition party Dalfa-Umurinzi, [...]

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New York US (PANA) - Despite increased climate ambition and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of energy from fossil fuels in 2030, than the amount that would limit global warming to the Paris Agreement level of 1.5°C.  That is according to the 2021 Production Cap Report, released on [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is supporting the Government of South Sudan in assisting people hit hard by the worst flooding there in decades.  Weeks of heavy rain have caused unrelenting floods, affecting more than 700,000 people across the country, UNHCR Representative in the country Arafat Jamal said on Tuesday.    The rains have swept [...]

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Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Young people in South Africa changed their attitudes significantly and adopted safer sexual behaviour, after watching a TV show called Down South – which the UN initiative behind it describes as a tribute to the power of “edutainment”. A new report, conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, indicates that, after watching the episodes, young [...]

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