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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Thursday reported 10 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 55 more recoveries, bringing the total caseload of infections to 4,789 while the death toll remains at 27. Among the worst-hit areas include e the capital, Kigali, which has registered six cases, and the Southern district of Nyamagabe [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian international music artist Sidiki Diabaté was arrested Monday and taken into custody at the Judicial Investigation Brigade (BIJ), a reliable source told PANA here Thursday. The artist, who is accused of "aggravated assault and voluntary injury, sequestration, voluntary interruption of pregnancy (abortion)" against his former girlfriend [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Three young Malians will represent their country at the "Hub Africa 2020" competition to be held 7-8 October in Casablanca, Morocco, a reliable source told PANA here Thursday. The three representatives of Mali, winners of the competition "Pich Hub Africa 2020" which took place Tuesday in Bamako, [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has partnered with various players in the travel industry to launch a campaign to encourage domestic travel, an official source said here Thursday. The campaign, dubbed “Now Travel Ready”, is part of the airline strategy to encourage air travel as the country begins [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The Nigerien authorities Thursday launched the “Breaking Barriers to Girls Education (BBGE)” project to promote girls' education in conflict zones, an official source told PANA here.  The project, funded by some organisations of the United-Nations system and the Canadian government, is being implemented within the framework of [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The rate of energy deficit in Tunisia’s trade balance during the first eight months this year reached 34 per cent, the director of the survey institute, Sigma Conseil, Hassan Zargouni, said here Thursday. He indicated that the value of the deficit exceeded seven billion Tunisian dinars in [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia recorded 826 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 13,305 since the beginning of the pandemic, the Tunisian ministry of Health said in a statement here Thursday. In addition, the ministry said six new deaths were [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré Thursday told the 75th general assembly of the UN that his army was fighting against terrorism in a professional manner. "In our fight against terrorism, organisations accused our defence and security forces of exactions and human rights violations. I would [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigerien President Issoufou Mahamadou and also president of the United Nations Security Council for the month of September 2020, Thursday chaired by video-conference a high-level meeting of the Council. During this meeting, he raised important issues including post-COVID-19 global governance, issues of peace and security, worsening inequalities, [...]

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New York (PANA) - Goodwill ambassadors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said here Thursday the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had exposed the vulnerabilities of people and the planet. However, the pandemic has provided an opportunity for the world to come out stronger, said American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Eleven per cent of small and medium-sized businesses in Tunisia have closed their doors because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an official source said here Thursday.  "The negative effects of the pandemic on small and medium-sized businesses in Tunisia are terrible," said Youssef Medeb, director and founder [...]

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Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta said that here Thursday effective multilateral action within a rule-based international system was key to overcoming global challenges, including securing lasting peace and prosperity. Kenyatta made the remarks in a message conveyed in a recorded video statement delivered Wednesday evening during the virtual General [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia Wednesday recorded 826 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), the largest in a day since the appearance of the disease in the country, the Tunisian ministry of Health announced here Thursday. The new infections represent 20.7 per cent of the 3,988 tests performed, while the number [...]

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50Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government, European Union (EU) and the World Food Program (WFP) signed here Thursday a tripartite monitoring framework to implement the '' Promanioc '' project  launched in early September, state-run radio reported. The project, funded to nearly one billion CFA francs by the EU and executed [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A foreigner of three nationalities (American, Canadian and Algerian) in possession of 30 bank cards was arrested Wednesday night in the region of Kef in northwestern Tunisia, security forces said here Thursday. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was also found in possession of seven cell [...]

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Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Senior civromilian and military officials from Niger attended a two-day training seminar on Governance and Security Sector Reform (G-RSS) organized here at the initiative of the National Center for Strategic and Security Studies (CNESS), an official source said here Thursday. The course was organized with financial support [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Carrefour, operated in Kenya by Majid Al Futtaim, is expanding its retail footprints across the country with the upcoming opening of three new stores in Mombasa, a coastal city and the nation’s second largest city. Set to support the city’s local suppliers following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Senegalese head of state, Macky Sall, has stressed the urgency to intensify a sustained mechanization of the country's agriculture, an official statement issued here Wednesday said. Sall said this must be done with the provision of financing and subsidies adapted for the acquisition of tractors and [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A delegation of the General Secretariat of the East African Community (EAC) is in Burundi as part of a mission to inform and support the work of the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation (TRC), the public radio reported here Thursday. The delegation, led by the secretary-general [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has recorded 535 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections out of 2,783 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the National Center for Disease Control announced here Thursday. In a statement, the Center said 412 recoveries and five deaths were also recorded. This brings the total number [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's top telco, Safaricom, has been included in the 2020 Fortune Change the World List, official sources told PANA here Thursday. The List recognises companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. The telco is ranked seventh for [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mahmoud al-Tilissi, Thursday expressed dissatisfaction with the ill-treatment of Libyan citizens at their common land border post of Ras Jedir. He conveyed his sentiments to the Consul of Tunisia in Tripoli, Tawfik Gasmi, [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s long-distance athlete Patrick Siele has been slapped with a ban of three years and six months by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for an anti-doping violation. The AIU, the anti-doping arm of the global athletics body, announced the ban here Thursday. Siele, a marathon runner, was provisionally [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) -  Former Guinean Minister of Communication Alhousséiny Kaké Makanéra Thursday  expressed "deep satisfaction" following the validation of the electoral roll by experts from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Makanéra, a founding member of the Democratic Coalition for Change in Continuity (CODEC), was speaking during an [...]

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