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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Court of Justice Tuesday ordered the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its agents to refrain from imposing sanction on any media house or concerned Nigerians over the ban on Twitter. The government, it said, must also refrain from "harassing, intimidating, arresting and [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, will participate in the "Berlin 2" Conference on Libya from Wednesday in the German capital, an official source said here Tuesday. A statement from the Tunisian Foreign Ministry, said Jerandi was in Berlin to take [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA)- The world's attention will be focused Wednesday on Berlin, the German capital, which will host the "Berlin II" conference of foreign ministers of countries involved in the Libyan issue. It is aimed at promoting the finalization of the political process through the implementation of a roadmap for the [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA)-Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdouk on Tuesday launched a new initiative with a view to overcoming the current political stalemate. The initiative, dubbed "The National Crisis and Issues of Transition: The way forward", followed a series of economic, political and security challenges his government faces. The prime minister called for [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that Nigeria reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 167,292. The NCDC also said via its official website that Nigeria recorded one COVID-19 related death on Monday, taking [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Mangouch, on the occasion of her 100 days in office, says Libya will present a national initiative at the Berlin II conference to enable Libyans to take ownership of their destiny. Called the "Libya Stability Initiative", the proposal will allow the Libyan people [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff. His confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of Defence and Army. Yahaya was appointed on May 27, 2021, by President Muhammadu Buhari following the death [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he will present the 2022 budget to National Assembly in September. In a letter to the Senate on Tuesday in which he presented a supplementary appropriation bill of N895.842,465,917 billion for the 2021 fiscal year, the President said that N722.40 billion of the [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Eighteen days after banning Twitter operations in Nigeria, the federal government on Tuesday raised a Ministerial panel to negotiate with the U.S.-based firm on the future of its operations in the country. Before the empowerment of the committee was announced, many Nigerians noticed that Twitter was easily [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdoulaye Diop, has appealed to the international community to show a dispassionate understanding of the ongoing political crisis in Mali, especially the events of May 25 which toppled the transitional administration. Speaking during a meeting on Monday in Bamako with ambassadors [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three new deaths from coronavirus infection and 215 new cases have been recorded in Libya from 3,342 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the National Centre for Disease Control announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the centre said 199 recoveries were also recorded in the country. The [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The European Union on Tuesday announced extension of 10 million Euros in support of public finance management, financial sector stabilization and aid coordination in Sudan The EU issued a statement saying that on 15 June, the inaugural steering committee of the 3-year project "Supporting the Economic Transition [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A total of 622 people were killed in traffic accidents in Mali in 2020 compared to 663 in 2019, a reduction of 6pc, according to the general management of the National Road Safety Agency (ANASER). Accidents increased slightly from 8,800 in 2019 to 9,309 in 2020, according [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso's 17  police officers who went missing on Monday after an ambush by unidentified armed men on a patrol in Bilbalogo village, in the central-north Sanmatenga province,  have been found safe, the official Burkina Faso Information Agency (AIB) reported on Tuesday. A police detachment was [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - After a lull of several days, Senegal on Monday recorded one death linked to the coronavirus, bringing to 1,159 the total deaths caused by the pandemic since its outbreak in the country in March 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Tuesday. The ministry [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 80 new deaths linked to the coronavirus (Covid-19) and 2,478 new infections, the Health ministry announced on Monday. The country's death toll now stands at 14,118 while 385,428 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, with 336,652 [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 90 Egyptian citizens who were detained in a migrant detention centre at the headquarters of the Anti-Illegal Immigration Body in Tripoli were released last Friday, the head of the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Tripoli, Mohamed Tharwat Selim, has announced. A statement issued on Monday by the [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Three soldiers of the French Barkhane force were wounded on Monday in an attack by terrorists in Gossi, 160 km from Gao, northern Mali. A booby-trapped vehicle was used in the attack against the Barkhane force in the Kaïgourou district. Sources said that the response of the French [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A new meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) is scheduled from 28 June to 1 July in Switzerland to facilitate the organisation of the 24 December 2021 elections in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced. It said that a preliminary meeting [...]

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Benin City, Nigeria (PANA) – The African Union has voiced support for efforts to establish a continent-wide vaccine research and manufacturing hub in Nigeria, driven by private and public partnerships, saying such an initiative would complement efforts to improve public healthcare in Africa. AU Commission Deputy Chairperson Monique Nsanzabaganwa said the [...]

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