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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  Three hundred and thirty-six  Tunisian nationals stranded for several days at the Libyan site of the Ras Jedir border were Friday authorized to cross the border and return home, the governor of Medenine, Habib Chaouat, said. The governor did not provide reasons for which their access to [...]

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA)  -  The Abidjan-based stock market (BRVM) closed Friday, 3 April, 2020, trading down, with the BRVM 10 index dropping from 125.58 points to 124.84 points or a 0.59 percent decrease while the BRVM Composite index lost 0.37 percent to 133.55 points as against 134.04 points previously. The [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA)  -  The US embassy in Libya Friday called on the Libyan belligerent parties to concentrate on efforts to fight against the coronavirus. In a communiqué issued on its website, the US embassy called on the parties to urgently abandon the problems that divide them at a time the [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Eritrean-American Ciham Ali Ahmed, a prisoner of conscience, turned 23 years old on Friday in an unknown prison in Eritrea, Amnesty International said. Her case highlights the plight of an innocent person, at the risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus disease behind bars.  "This year, she faces the additional and [...]

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - With additional 5 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Rwanda on Friday, the number of patients has reached 89, according to the latest update released by the ministry of Health in Kigali. A statement released by the ministry indicates that the new patients are contacts of previously confirmed [...]

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved US$109 million in emergency funding to support Rwanda’s response to the coronavirus pandemic under an operation called the Rwanda COVID-19 Emergency Response Project, according to an official statement issued on Friday in Kigali. The project will provide emergency funding for [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  The resilience of Tunisia to external shocks due to coronavirus is judged ’high’ against the evolution of prices for raw materials and the transfer of funds and ’moderate’ against the shocks linked to the global values and drop in tourism. That evaluation was made by the European [...]

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Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A letter has leaked online exposing that this week’s Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ruling declaring Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance President, Nelson Chamisa, illegitimate had been planned well in advance. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Chamisa, was an illegitimate President to [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on Friday expressed concern over the rising cases of COVID-19, estimating that the number of cases is increasing exponentially in the African region. "With more than 6,000 cases reported in Africa, WHO believes that the [...]

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Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Gabon on Friday recorded three new cases of coronavirus contamination, taking from 16 to 21 the number of persons infected, including one death, official sources told PANA on Friday in Libreville. A case of cured patient is also reported and the government could, in the days to come, [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A six-year old Kenyan boy hospitalised for a bone marrow condition, died of the deadly coronavirus on Friday, bringing to four, the local death toll from the respiratory disease, health officials said.   The child was among the 12 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Kenya, out [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government on Friday in Brazzaville, set up a committee of experts to the National Pandemic Response Committee at COVID-19 to fight the Coronavirus. This committee is mainly composed of teachers-researchers from the Mariën Ngouabi University of Brazzaville, pharmacologists, microbiologists, pathologists, hematologists, psycho-clinicians, virologists, pulmonologists and [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The second part of South Korean medical aid arrived in Tunisia on Friday, so says the adviser in charge of communication and information at the presidency of the Tunisian Republic, Rachida Ennaïfer, who specified that the lot consists of 840,000 medical suits which will be distributed [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Four new deaths from the Coronavirus have been recorded in Tunisia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of dead victims to 18, a statement from the health ministry said on Friday.   At the same time, 40 new cases of contamination have been detected after [...]

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Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Twitter has temporarily restricted Zimbabwe's Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services from accounting for the second time this year over "unusual activity". Last week, Twitter temporarily restricted the Ministry from accounting over unusual activity. When the restrictions were lifted, the Ministry said the cause behind the [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – An independent police report has revealed that since the start of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown operation a week ago, two people have died in police custody and six others were killed by police in various operations. It reveals a further 30 incidents where people have [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Lagos State Government, the epicentre of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, on Friday discharged four more COVID-19 patients after they tested negative twice, bringing the total number of the discharged from the State to 24. The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed the new figure [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Togolese authorities have readjusted the period of the curfew imposed on Tuesday by President Faure Gnassingbé, according to a joint communiqué of the Ministers of Security and Territorial Administration. According to the new period, the curfew will run from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., instead of [...]

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Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - United Kingdom-based cigarette and tobacco manufacturing company, British American Tobacco (BAT) plc, says it’s developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is now in the pre-clinical testing stage.  With global infections standing at 896,450 with 45,526 deaths as of Friday, scientists around the world are scaling [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A widespread fear has reached Burundians following the first reported cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), without however radically changing their lifestyle, it was observed Friday in Bujumbura, the economic capital of Burundi. The first three cases of COVID-19 tested positive were imported and are progressing "positively" in hospitalization [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin confirmed on Friday three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 16, according to a statement by the Beninese Minister of Health, Professor Benjamin Hounkpatin.   These three new cases are among those who returned from abroad and were quarantined in local hotels [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Togo has reached 39, PANA learned from informed sources in Lomé on Friday. According to the sources, three new cases have raised the number of detected cases so far to 39. However, a total of 17 cases [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The president of the Islamic Association of Niger (AIN) and Imam of the Great Prayers Mosque of Niamey, Sheikh Diabiri Omar Ismael died at the age of 58 on Thursday after a short illness, the national radio announced.   Cheikh Djabir Omar Ismael, due to be buried Friday [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Retired Air Force Major Daudi Kibati Kimuyu, arguably Kenya's most experienced commercial jet pilot, has died of the coronavirus, only days after flying the last evacuation flight from New York to Nairobi. Kenya's Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, announced the death of two people on Thursday. [...]

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