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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Thirty-seven new cases linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic were reported Thursday in DR Congo, an official source told PANA here Friday. These came from 255 tests carried out, according to  the daily report of the technical secretariat of the national multisectoral committee of response to [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army (NA) has announced the killing of 11 soldiers of Operation Whirl Stroke in Konshisha Local Government Areas of the north central Benue State, in an “unprovoked attack.” Army Spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said in a statement on Friday that “troops operating in Benue State [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended Nigeria’s condolences to Her Majesty, the Queen of England, over the death of her husband, Prince Philip, who passed on Friday morning “peacefully,” at the age of 99. Reacting to the death of the longest-serving Queen’s consort, President Buhari said in a [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - More than 100 countries are participating in the 8th edition of the International Date and Related Industries Exhibition which began on Thursday evening at the Tripoli International Fair. This economic and commercial event, which will end on April 11, will also host the sixth edition of the [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian Prime Minister, Moctar Ouane, on Friday postponed a planned visit (from April 9 to 11) to the regions of Sikasso, Koutiala and Bougouni (South) due to the outbreak of COVID-19 as the country has witnessed a record 413 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. "Following [...]

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Zurich, Switzerland (PANA0 - FIFA has on Thursday ordered Zamalek football of Egypt to pay US$1 million within 30 days to their former Ghanaian striker, Benjamin Acheampong, in compliance with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruling in December. The 30-year-old has claimed unpaid dues after the termination of his [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has presented Kenya with a plan indicating the resettlement of refugees to other countries and making thousands more economically productive and self-reliant. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which has been under pressure from the Kenyan government to speed up the closure [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for more trade and investment deals among the 79-member Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the President's office said on Friday.   President Kenyatta, current President-in-Office of the Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government, said the over one [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Here are all Day 6 matches, to be played on Friday and Saturdayin the Group stage of the 2020/21 CAF Champions league. Group A Al Ahly, Egypt vs Simba, Tanzania (both through to the quarter-finals) AS Vita Club, DR Congo vs Al Merrikh, Sudan (both already eliminated) Group B Mamelodi Sundowns, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal has recorded one new coronavirus-related death, bringing to 1,074 the number of patients who have died from the pandemic since its appearance in the country on 2 March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Friday. The ministry also said that 70 out [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A South African university lecturer is in hot water over remarks he made about Adolf Hitler. University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer Lwazi Lushaba was recorded saying “Hitler committed no crime. All Hitler did was to do to white people what white people had normally [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba announced on Friday the arrival in Tripoli of a third shipment of vaccines against the emerging coronavirus. In a tweet, Mr. al-Dbaiba said he would honour the promises he had made to "provide everything necessary for the safety and health of all [...]

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Pemba, Mozambique (PANA) – Hundreds of people displaced by recent attacks in Palma, northern Mozambique, have found temporary shelter this week in a transit centre established in Pemba town by the Government of Mozambique with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners. As of Thursday, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 49 new deaths linked to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and 1,833 new confirmed infections, the Ministry of Health announced. This brings to 9,136 the total number of deaths and 266,827 infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. According to the ministry, Tunisia [...]

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Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - Mombasa Port handled 9.54 million tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 8.62 million tonnes in 2020, the Kenya Ports Authority said on Thursday. The port reported a surge in imports, which shows a 10.7% growth rate in cargo arrivals a year after [...]

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Paris, France (PANA) - French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean Yves Le Drian, on Thursday hailed the quality of security cooperation between France and Morocco, reiterating his country's support for the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara. Le Drianhe had a video conference meeting  with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Friday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian commercial bank: Currency    Buying     Selling Canadian Dollar 29.97 31.54 Euro 46.82 48.69 100 Japanese Yen 35.24 37.59 Malagasy Ariary 1.06 1.13 Malawian Kwacha 0.05 0.06 100 Kenyan Shilling 36.72 38.27 South African Rand 2.64 2.86 Pound Sterling 54.00 [...]

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Banjul, Gambia  (PANA) – The following are  Friday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by Trust Bank Gambia Ltd: Currency                                 Buying                        Selling US Dollar                                   51.50                        52.30 Pound Sterling                         67.00                        69.50 Euro                                             59.00                        62.50 CFA Franc (5000)                     400.00                      425.00 Swedish Kroner (100)             480.00                     520.00 Australian Dollar                       34.50                       37.50 South African Rand                  12.00                       14.00 Canadian Dollar                          37.00                      39.50 Swiss [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - More than 100 countries and economies have now received COVID-19 vaccines through the UN-partnered equitable coronavirus-busting scheme, COVAX. The first delivery of lifesaving jabs arrived in Ghana on 24 February. Announcing the news on Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that more than 38 million doses of [...]

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Washington, US (PANA) - The world is “a long way off” from meeting the goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the President of the crucial upcoming UN climate conference, COP26, said on Thursday. British politician Alok Sharma was speaking during a global discussion on the ‘green’ transition in [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - The “mere presence” of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) can “stall development and shatter stability”, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday.   “They are left in the path of women walking to work, a family displaced by conflict and [...]

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Rome, Italy (PANA) - A UN-backed initiative aims to turn the tide on marine litter, in line with the global development goal on conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources.  The GloLitter Partnerships Project will support 30 developing countries in preventing and reducing marine litter from the maritime transport [...]

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