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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The following are the results of international friendly football matches played by African countries on Tuesday. South Korea 1-0 Cameroon Equatorial Guinea 2-2 Togo Senegal 1-1 Iran DR Congo 3-0 Sierra Leone Madagascar 3-1 Benin South Africa 1-0 Botswana Libya 2-1 Tanzania Egypt 3-0 Liberia Nicaragua 0-1 Ghana Cote d;Ivoire 3-1 Guinea Brazil 5-1 Tunisia Algeria 2-1 Nigeria  Paraguay 0-0 [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President William Ruto has elevated key political allies to a newly created post of Prime Cabinet Secretary, a position equivalent to the post of prime minister and named Professor Kithure Kindiki, a key political ally, to the powerful post of the Interior ministry. President Ruto, who [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The deputy chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Moussa Al-Kouni, received on Tuesday an official invitation from the European Union (EU) to chair a "Conference on cross-border cooperation between Libya and the Sahel" to be held in November in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The invitation came from the [...]

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Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States on Tuesday commended the "strong actions" taken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) "in defence of democracy in Guinea" following its Extraordinary Summit last week in New York City. "We share ECOWAS’ concern that the transition government has not made [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The former Guinean president of the 2009 transition, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, was arrested on Tuesday after an interrogation with the judge in charge of the case of the events of September 28, 2009 whose trial opens in 24 hours. The former junta leader arrived late morning [...]

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Djibouti, (Djibouti) - The Ebola outbreak in Uganda requires urgent steps to combat, the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, said on Tuesday. The IGAD official said the organisation is following the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, which has been detected in three districts, with a [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The House of Representatives (Parliament) in Libya during a plenary session here Tuesday approved an increase in the guaranteed inter-professional minimum wage (GIMW) to 1,000 dinars (about $198.41). The new wage, which is double the previous wage of 500 dinars, was agreed during the session at the [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - The UN General Assembly has confirmed Filippo Grandi of Italy as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for a further two-and-a-half-years beginning on 1 July, 2023, and ending on 31 December, 2025.  This follows the recommendation of the UN Secretary-General after consultation with Member States, [...]

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Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the governments of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has helped nearly 6,000 DRC refugees to return home since December 2021.  The refugees fled political and inter-ethnic clashes in the DRC’s southeast region in 2017 and [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A Russian businessman close to the Kremlin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, acknowledged on Monday that he formed the paramilitary Wagner Group, in 2014 which has been involved in fighting in Ukraine, Africa and Latin America. Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said in a text published on [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The former Speaker of the Guinean National Assembly, Claude Kory Kondiano, died on Tuesday, aged 80, in a clinic in the capital, several well-informed sources told PANA. He was a member of the Rassemblement du Peuple de Guinée (RPG Arc-en-ciel, former ruling party). He was elected Speaker following the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan parliament is meeting on Tuesday in plenary session at its headquarters in the eastern city of Benghazi to elect its second deputy speaker. The MPs will also discuss the unified law on the salary scale for civil servants among other subjects, according to parliamentary spokesperson Abdallah [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that re-emerged six weeks ago in the country’s North Kivu Province. This announcement comes as neighbouring Uganda races to curb an unrelated outbreak declared last week, the Africa Regional Office of the World [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Ali al-Abed, met on Monday in Tripoli with the French Ambassador to Libya, Beatrice le Fraper du Hellen, with their discussions centring on training, rehabilitation and employment. According to a statement issued by [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya announced on Tuesday that it detected two new cases of coronavirus out of 97 tests carried out over the last 24 hours, representing a positivity rate of 2%. The National Centre for Disease Control said four recoveries were also recorded, adding that there was no death. The [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Youth Wing of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has sparked an outcry by accepting an invitation to serve as international observers in Russia’s referendums in Ukraine which have been widely regarded as a sham. The referendums are designed to provide Moscow with [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Tuesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by the Central Bank of Gambia. Currency                                 Buying           Selling US Dollar                                   53.00          54.50 Pound Sterling                          [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UN’s labour agency on Monday welcomed the first ever global agreement on working conditions and rights of professional football players in both the men’s and women’s game. “Free, independent, strong and representative employers’ and workers’ organisations, together with trust, commitment and respect by the governments for [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Deeply disturbing violence is escalating “all over” South Sudan, top independent UN human rights experts have warned. Women and girls continue to be gang-raped and survivors have been described as “zombies, physically and emotionally dead”, according to the UN Commission on Human Rights in the world’s youngest nation. In an [...]

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