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Algiers, Algeria (PANA)   -   The investigating judge at Sidi M'hamed Court (Algiers) Friday ordered the arrest and detention of the secretary general of the National Liberation Front, Mohamed Djemai,  for "threat and destruction of official documents", PANA larnt from media sources here. The accused, who appeared before the Public Prosecutor, was [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA)   -   The price situation in Niger's grain markets is marked this week by a downward trend, the newsletter of the agricultural market information system (SIMA) said here Friday. Thus, like last week, the average price of the 100 kg bag of millet came out slightly down at 1 [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA)   -  Burkinabè President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Friday condemned the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of five army personnel in the locality of Toéni, northwest of the country, the presidency said in a statement reaching PANA here. President Kaboré, who was on a visit to the [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA)   -   The Benin ministry of Energy will organize a roundtable on public lighting in October to find solutions to difficulties faced by local authorities in lighting cities, sources close to the ministry told PANA here Friday. It will specifically bring together various stakeholders concerned by this issue, such [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA)   -  The Delegation of the European Union in Benin and the association of  Commitment and Social Action Saturday organized a street cleaning campaign as part of activities marking Diplomatic Climate Week. The campaign, dubbed "Eco-Running 11", was part of the "World Clean Up Day", to show the public [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)   -   Units of the Tunisian navy Friday rescued 26 persons, including women and young children, who were missing off the Tunisian coast for two days while trying to reach the Italian coast. These illegal migrants were discovered by a fisherman who then alerted the coast guard of Mahdia [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA)   -   Antoinette Kebi, executive secretary of the Advisory Council for Women, said here Thursday her institution planned to identify problems that hindered the development of women and build them into a data bank for submission to the authorities, state-run radio announced here Friday. "The Permanent Secretariat wants to [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA)   -  Jimmy Ndayizeye, coach of Burundi's national football team, said here Friday he was confident of the match against Uganda on Saturday at the "Intwari" stadium. The 'valiant' of Bujumbura, in the framework of the qualifiers of the sixth African Nations Championship (CHAN), reserved for local players to [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA)   -  The Senegalese national football team meets this Saturday at 5pm at Lat Dior stadium in Thiès, 7O km east of the capital, its Guinean counterparts, in the first leg of the last qualifying round at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for 2020 in Cameroon. The local [...]

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Paris, France (PANA) – A company delegation from the France-Africa council of Medef-international will on Monday travel to Senegal to meet the Senegalese leaders and share with them the opportunities for French companies in the country, official sources told PANA in the French capital. MEDEF-International says that Senegal, WAEMU’s second biggest [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana's Ministry of Health and Wellness has cautioned the public about the September-November diarrhoeal season which has already set in. The Ministry has warned the public to be vigilant and look out for diarrhoea signs and symptoms among them being frequent passing of watery stool. Baile Moagi, Acting [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has granted a loan of 20 billion CFA francs to Togo for the development and asphalting of its National Road no. 17 (RN17), PANA learned on Friday from sources close to the bank. The construction of the national road number 17 [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least eight Islamist State (Daech) fighters were killed on Thursday in an air raid around the Libyan city of Morzouk (southwest), the US military command in Africa (AFRICOM) announced on Friday, saying that the operation was coordinated with the government of national accord. "In coordination with [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Preparatory confabs  on Libya, held ahead of the international conference scheduled for autumn in Berlin, the German capital, mainly focused on the search for indicators to the success of the summit meeting aiming at a political outcome to get Libyan out the current crisis. The consultations sought [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Angry demonstrators on Thursday ransacked the police station of Niono, in the Malian central region of Segou, 360 km from Bamako, to demand the departure of the commissioner in charge of the city, Issiaka Tounkara, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Security and Civil [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana's Department of Gender Affairs will soon roll out a mobile referral system for gender based violence (GBV) victims countrywide.   According to Gagoope Modimoosi, a Maun-based official of the department, the system has been piloted in the northwest district of Maun and Shorobe, 857 km from the [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Five Burkinabè soldiers were killed on Thursday  in an ambush laid by unidentified gunmen in the locality of Toeni, province of Sourou, region of Mouhoun, in northwest of Burkina Faso, security sources told PANA on Friday.   "The patrol fell in an ambush on Thursday evening. We [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius is planning the construction of an Intercontinental Slavery Museum at Aapravasi Ghat in central Port Louis, the capital, PANA reported from here on Friday. Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth visited the proposed project site to take stock of the progress. He indicated that in the first [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  A property development in the upmarket Johannesburg suburb of Sandton has officially become the tallest building in Africa.  The Leonardo is a 234-metre skyscraper within walking distance of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the headquarters of some of Africa’s biggest companies. The 55 floor mixed-use development, which [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government is considering more efforts to fight the embezzlement of public funds and illegal enrichment, following pressure for good governance and the commitments the  country made to the International Monetary Fund (FMI) within the framework of the agreement reached on 11 July.   In view of [...]

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Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Women from the value chain of mining across Southern Africa in conjunction with the Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security met on Friday to address the needs and benefits the mining environment has for women. The "Women In Mining" international conference, which was [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government has expressed concern over the community conflicts that have led to a sudden rise in violence in parts of the northeastern city of Timbuktu since Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Communication's government spokesperson. The government which "recognises, deplores and [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday said it has been alarmed by the increase in violence committed against civilians in Ituri and South Kivu, both located in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a statement, the High [...]

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