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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Drivers of fuel tankers were kidnapped Saturday morning by unidentified armed individuals on the Arbinda-Gorgadji axis of Burkina Faso, PANA learned from local sources. "Unidentified armed individuals took drivers and apprentices of two tank trucks containing gasoline and diesel hostages this Saturday morning on the Arbinda-Gorgadji [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia is currently holding consultations for a meeting of foreign ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt in Tunis on the situation in Libya, so says a statement from the Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting aims to coordinate efforts of the three countries to put an [...]

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Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leila Zerrougui, also head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Congo (MONUSCO),  has condemned Friday's attack on an Ebola health center in Butembo in North Kivu province. "I strongly condemn this senseless [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that it never coordinated with the Libyan interim government to organize a press conference in Tunis, a source close to the Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry has not received any contact to coordinate or cancel a press conference, [...]

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Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) Chairman, Musa Faki, on Saturday conferred with the head of the political committee of the Transitional Military Council in the Sudan, Lt.-Gen. Omar Zainul Abdeen, discussing the most recent political developments in the Sudan and how the council plans to revert to [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The international NGO, "Save The Children", on 15-22 April in Kadiolo, Malian southern region of Sikasso, launched a sensitization programme, called "Born on Time", which focuses on reproductive health, reliable sources told PANA on Saturday. The activity consists of a series of projections of documentary films followed [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The Tunisian president, Beji Caïd Essebsi, on Saturday received in audience a US Congress delegation, led by the judicial commission chairman, Senator Lindsey Graham. A communiqué issued by the Tunisian presidency, said the US congressmen declared that “the visit is aimed at reaffirming the greater interest their [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A press conference, scheduled for Saturday in Tunis by Abdelhadi Lahouij, the foreign affairs and international cooperation minister of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, was postponed at the last minute. A statement issued to the press announcing the postponement said the development was due "to developments in Libya and [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Nigeria and Angola on Saturday qualified for the semi-finals of the CAF Under-17 AFCON, being played in Tanzania, and picked berths to the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup which will played in Brazil. They join Cameroon which had already grabbed a semi-final berth and a [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - More than 1,000 producers from Burkina Faso's 45 provinces are expected to attend the 21st edition of the National Farmer's Day (JNP), which will open next Thursday until April 27 in Gaoua, Southwest region, the Ministry of Agriculture announced on Saturday. The JNP 2019 will hold [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso’s ruling popular Movement for progress (MPP) on Saturday urged its supporters to mobilize adequately for the presidential election next year. "Dear supporters, our intention from now on is very clear. We intend to retain power in 2020 to deliver victory and a parliamentary majority [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The demonstrations last Saturday in Lome by the national Pan-African Party (PNP) in which one person died and several others were arrested, are some of the headlines in Togolese newspapers this week. The newspaper, "Nouvelle opinion", deplored the refusal of PNP supporters to stage their demonstrations along [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The death toll in the armed clashes that broke out two weeks ago near Tripoli, between the troops of the Libyan National Army based in the East and the forces loyal to the government of national accord, has risen to 220 and 1,066 injured, according to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, have stressed "their commitment to continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the situation in Libya and return to the political process",  a communiqué from the US State Department, quoted by Libyan newspapers on Saturday, said. The [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Some 56 referees, including 27 centre referees and 29 assistants, have been selected to take part, from 28 April to 5 May, in preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019), to be hosted in Egypt from 21 June-19 July, the Confederation of African Football [...]

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Washington, US (PANA) - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved emergency financial assistance of US$118.2 to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira City in central Mozambique on 15 March, 2019, and left extensive destruction of infrastructure, including [...]

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Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the Ouguiya, as issued by the central bank of Mauritania. Currencies                             Buying              Selling 1 Euro                                      41.03                  41.44 1 US Dollar                              36.45                  36.81 1 Pound [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The League of Arab States on Friday deployed a mission, from 13 Arab countries, to all regions of Egypt to supervise the referendum on constitutional amendments, recently adopted by the Egyptian Parliament. Members of the Arab League mission will begin work on Saturday. They will supervise the referendum [...]

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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The United States-Africa Business Summit will be held from 18-21 June in Maputo, Mozambique, on the theme "strengthening a resilient and sustainable partnership", according to an official communiqué received by PANA. The Summit, organized by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), will focus on strategies, vision [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Social protests continued on Friday evening, for the third consecutive day, in the Feriana department, Kasserine governorate of Kasserine in west-central Tunisia. The youth in the area blocked all roads leading to Feriana city, and stoned law enforcement agents who responded with tear gas. The demonstrations follow the [...]

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Libreville, Gabon (PANA) – Following are Saturday’s foreign exchange rates for the CFAF, as issued by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC). Currency                                 Buying                      Selling Euro [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The following are the final Group A matches, to be played on Saturday, at the ongoing Under-17 AFCON in Tanzania. Tanzania v Angola    Nigeria v Uganda -0- PANA VAO 20April2019 [...]

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Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Immigration issues, highlighting moves against marriage of convenience or white marriage, dominated major headlines in Mauritius this week. Media reports highlighted the adoption this week by the Mauritian Parliament of an amendment to the law on immigration, proposed by the Mauritian Prime Minister, Pravind Jugnauth, in [...]

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