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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The African Union (AU) has unveiled a roadmap towards manufacturing at least 60 percent of all mandatory human vaccines in Africa as well as local production of chemicals used to diagnose diseases, including HIV/AIDS, officials from its scientific organ said Tuesday. The African Centre for Disease Control [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkinabe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Burkinabe Abroad, Alpha Barry, on Tuesday disclosed that the West African country will a new embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The opening of an embassy in Abu Dhabi had been made official during the [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The former coach of the Senegalese national football team, Lamine Dieng, died on Monday night at the age of 70, reports the Senegalese News Agency (APS), which did not disclose its source. Laminé Dieng, who was successful on the bench of several Senegalese clubs, US Goree, Jaraaf, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Support Committee for the candidacy of Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi's youngest son, will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 11am at the Maison de la Presse in Dakar, Senegal, the Senegalese news agency APS reported. The conference will be hosted by Tayeb ben Abderrakhmane, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese abroad, Aïssata Tall Sall, and her French counterpart, Jean Yves Le Drian, on Monday in Dakar, signed an agreement to establish a National School of Cyber Security with a regional vocation, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reports. The school, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, on Tuesday called for the end of violence in the country’s stadiums, following the serious incidents that marked a football match which claimed the live of one person and wounding several others in Rufisque, a city about 30 kilometers from the [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday in Dakar called for a reform of the United Nations Security Council to allow Africa to have two permanent seats with veto rights, reports the Senegalese News Agency (APS). "We must make common cause [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of the Internal Security Agency, Col.-Maj. Lotfi Al-Hariri, has presented the plan developed by the agency to secure the elections to be held on 24 December in Libya and to support the observers. The presidential election is scheduled for December 24, followed two months later [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A committee to liaise with the High National Electoral Commission was formed on Tuesday, by the House of Representatives in Libya (Parliament), to know the difficulties and obstacles facing the electoral process, the spokesperson of the Parliament, Abdallah Blihak, announced, assuring that this committee must submit [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - With escalating violence displacing thousands of people since November, the humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Darfur is getting worse and around 6.2 million people will need humanitarian assistance next year, UN agencies reported on Tuesday.   The Principal Situation Coordinator for the region at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Toby Harward, told journalists in Geneva that the agency is deeply concerned about the situation.   According to him, nearly [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. The alert comes as new data from the region indicated that almost 36 million people are expected [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Rights group, Amnesty says ending impunity of past crimes must be part of human rights priorities for President Adama Barrow’s second term. The statement, by Michèle Eken, Amnesty International's West Africa researcher, follows the re-election of President Adama Barrow over the weekend in the first election since [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A Kenyan policeman, Constable Benson Imbatu, has killed seven people, according to a Police report filed on Tuesday. The gunman shot dead five people including his wife and two motorcycle taxi ridersand two other people. Two others were injured by the policeman before he killed himself. The policeman [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Parliament is on Tuesday meeting behind closed doors in the eastern city of Tobruk to review the development of the electoral process marked by tension that threaten the organisation of the 24 December presidential election. The plenary session was chaired by the second vice-president of [...]

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has congratulated citizens across the nation and abroad following the recapture of the strategic towns of Dessie and Kombolcha in Amhara region from the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).  The official Ethiopian News Agency (ENA), reported that while congratulating Ethiopians also [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Monday called on African countries to invest heavily to strengthen their health systems. Speaking at the International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa which opened here, President Ramaphosa urged African states to develop strategies to get out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Ambassador Tamim Mustapha Bayou, Libyan delegate to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organisations in Switzerland, was elected on Monday to the post of vice-president of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Libyan Mission to the United Nations announced. The announcement came in a [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Monday the appointment of American Stephanie Williams as his new Special Adviser on Libya, as the political process in the North African country enters its final stretch, ahead of the 24 December presidential election. "She will lead good offices, mediation efforts [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Macky Sall pleaded here Monday for a reform of global economic governance to promote conditions for financing emergence in Africa. Speaking at the opening session of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security, Sall intimated that the reforms of economic governance must focus on [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says that last Saturday's presidential election in Gambia was marked by wide voter participation and citizen group engagement. Norbert Neuser, Chief Observer, said this marks a democratic headway, although fundamental legal reform remains a key concern. The EU EOM's preliminary statement [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Following are Tuesday's foreign exchange rates for the Mauritian Rupee as issued by the Mauritian Commercial Bank: Currency                    Buying   Selling Australian Dollar        29.54     31.10 Canadian Dollar          32.70     34.53 Euro        [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A Polish immigrant who nearly caused a full blown race war in South Africa in 1993 has expressed regret for assassinating South Africa Communist Party leader Chris Hani. Janusz Walus was sentenced to death for murdering Hani outside his home in Boksburg on 10 April, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The French Minister of the Army, Florence Parly, has given the assurance that her country has no hidden agenda in the Sahel, where its presence, as part of the fight against terrorism, is increasingly being criticised in some countries. "France has no hidden agenda in the Sahel [...]

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