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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The President of the West African Development Bank (WADB), Serge EKue, has pledged the Bank's assistance in the development of Burkina Faso. A statement by the Burkinabe presidency said he was speaking in Ouagadougou when he called on the Burkina Faso President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim. The [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s President, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday commiserated with the government and people of Turkey and Syria on the earthquake which devastated parts of the two countries killing at least 2,300 people. A statement by Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said the President extended heartfelt commiserations to the governments [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned the killing in Burkina Faso of Nigerian Muslim pilgrims on their way to Senegal, describing it as “unwelcome”. In a statement by Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said Nigeria is engaging with the Burkinabe authorities to investigate the killings and [...]

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Athens, Greece (PANA) - Four children and a woman died on Sunday when a dinghy carrying African migrants from the neighbouring Turkish coast sank off the Greek island of Leros, the Greek coastguard have announced. Some 40 people were rescued, including six children, who were taken to hospital in Leros, the [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu is among victims trapped under rubble after an earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria at dawn on Monday, the local media reported. The reports said that the former Black Stars player is part of several members of his Turkish club, Hatayspor, affected by the earthquake. He [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Abdelhamid al-Dbaiba, on Monday discussed with the commander of the British joint forces, General Jim Morris, the UK's contribution to the unification of the military in Libya. During the meeting the results of the meetings of the British delegation [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The plenary of the Libyan House of Representatives started on Monday in Benghazi, devoted to the election of the second deputy speaker and debates on the constitutional basis for the elections. Leading the session, the Speaker, Aguila Saleh, proposed the amendment of the Constitutional Declaration, a sort [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The director of the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Guillaume Ngefa-Atondoko Andali, has been declared persona non grata by the Malian government and ordered to leave the country within 48 hours. The Malian foreign ministry said in a [...]

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Goma, DRC (PANA) – The Rwanda-backed M23 armed group has committed summary executions and forced recruitment of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. The Congolese army is responding to the M23’s offensive by collaborating with ethnic militias with abusive records, it said in [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African musicians Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman and Nomcebo Zikode have won the award for the Best Global Music Performance in the Global Music category at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Competing against Burna Boy, Matt B, Aroof Aftab, Anoushka Shankar [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, announced on Monday that he will brief the UN Security Council on 27 February on the latest developments in the country, including progress on the constitutional framework. He said in a tweet that he has informed the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya's health authorities announced on Monday that they detected four new cases of coronavirus out of 15 samples tested, representing a positivity rate of 26.6%.  The National Centre for Disease Control said in its weekly epidemiological situation that no new death was recorded. The confirmed infections since March 2020 are [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by the Central Bank of Gambia. Currency                                 Buying           Selling US Dollar                                  59.75        [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius is presently implementing a Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) project which forms part of the integrated vector management strategy to tackle mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. According to the Government Information Service (GIS), the Vector Biology and Control Division, operating under the aegis of the [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Following are Monday's exchange rates for the Tanzania shilling as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Currency                 Buying           Selling Burundi Franc         2.2002            2.2167 Euro                      2,512.5682  [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, will conduct an official visit to the country from 6 to 17 February 2023, the UN Human Rights Office has announced. “This visit will allow me to continue the overall assessment of the [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez has arrived in Cape Town to give a keynote address at the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba—Africa’s largest mining investment conference. A statement by the US Department of State on [...]

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