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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzanian soccer giants Simba SC Sunday beat their traditional rivals 4-1 in an entertaining semi-final match of the country’s 2019/2020 Federation Cup at the National Stadium here. Simba, who have just been crowned Tanzania’s Vodacom Premier League Champions for the third time in a row, [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the government of national accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, Sunday held talks with his Italian counterpart, Luigi di Maio, on illegal immigration and cooperation between the two countries. Measures taken by the GNA, the latest being the [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the presidential council, Fayez al-Sarraj, Sunday called on the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Mohamed Siala, "to begin taking the necessary measures to agree and sign some of the international deals and protocols" related particularly to the forced disappearance of persons. In [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has recorded 44 new infections of coronavirus (COVID-19), the national center of fight against diseases said here Sunday. In a statement, the centre said it received 1,244 samples for testing, adding that the results were negative for 1,200 tests. It said 44 tests were positive, including 14 [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Paris public prosecutor's office Wednesday requested a national arrest warrant against Malian musician Rokia Traoré on trial for "kidnapping, sequestration and hostage-taking", PANA reported here Saturday, quoting the French newspaper "Le Parisien". The charges pit her against her former Belgian companion for the custody of their [...]

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Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya reported 379 new confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) Sunday from 7,050 samples analysed, official sources said here. On Saturday, the caseload stood at 9,726, taking the total cases to 10,105, the health ministry reported. The first case of the disease was reported in Kenya on March 12. Health [...]

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Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The managing director of Italian group, Althea, Alessandro Dogliani, said Saturday his company would help Congo in the management and maintenance of medical equipment. He made this known in Oyo, 400 km from Brazzaville, after talks with Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso. “We are pleased to be in Congo [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Seventeen persons have died recently from a measles epidemic that hit Guinea for several months, reliable sources said here Sunday. The health services diagnosed 517 cases reported in several prefectures, said the bulletin on the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) released by the ministry of Health. Four out [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Two hundred and forty-seven Nigerians who were stranded in Malaysia and Thailand as a result of the suspension of international flight travels have arrived in Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Gabriel Odu, head of Media and Public Relations Unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission [...]

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Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania’s justice, interior, and defense committee Saturday suspended a voting procedure on a law setting up a high court of justice (HCJ), official sources told PANA here. The debates on this law scheduled for Saturday did not take place following a request from the government. The HCJ, provided [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian naval units thwarted six attempts at illegal migration to Italy Friday night, a security source in Sousse,140 km south of Tunis, official sources told PANA here Sunday. The sources said three canoes with 64 Tunisians on board, including a woman, all aged between 18 and 35, [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin has selected 89 sites solely for screening for the coronavirus (COVID-19), the ministry of Health announced here Sunday. Each of the 77 communes of the country has at least one site to allow for rapid diagnosis and treatment in case of infection. In addition to these sites, [...]

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Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi has recorded 58 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) after testing 2,676 samples in a "systematic, voluntary and free" screening campaign here, sources close to the ministry of Public Health told PANA here Sunday. The screening targeting inhabitants of Bujumbura, the economic capital, started Monday, with Hotel [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin conducts a minimum of 1,000 screening tests per day for coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, the ministry of Health said here Sunday. The government has also set up 14 laboratories across the country, with at least one microbiology laboratory in each of the country's 12 departments. Benin, which registered [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Christian and Muslim worshippers will be praying in their churches and mosques from Friday, 17 July, following the partial and experimental opening, an official source told PANA here Sunday. The Ministry in charge of Territorial Administration, Decentralization, in charge of local authorities, in a press release here [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia registered 18 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), all imported cases, the ministry of Health announced here Sunday in its daily assessment of the epidemiological situation of the pandemic. The ministry said the total number of confirmed cases detected since the beginning of the epidemic now stands [...]

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Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The number of cases of infection in Togo has risen to 718 following the registration on Saturday of eight new people infected with COVID-19, official sources told PANA here Sunday. Sixteen new recoveries were registered Saturday bringing the total number of cured to 506, 197 active cases, [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea Saturday recorded 75 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) after testing 864 samples, breaking the 6,000 mark on the patient counter, official sources said. According to the daily bulletin of the National Health Security Agency (ANSS), the cumulative number of positive cases stands at 6,044 since [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Kéita announced here Saturday the dissolution of the Constitutional Court and a repeal of the decree appointing the members, an official source told PANA here Sunday. The president, in a brief address to the nation, also invited the competent authorities to proceed with [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The People's Movement for Progress (MPP) Saturday chose President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré  as its candidate to run for the 22 November presidential election, an official source said here Sunday. "It is with a feeling of the great responsibility that I welcome the decision of the [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Malian press organizations said Sunday they were saddened by the “anarchic” occupation of the offices the national broadcasting house (ORTM) by demonstrators here Friday. Members of the Mouvement du 5 Juin-Rassemblement des forces patriotiques (M5- RFP)besieged the offices of the station, ransacked the premises and burnt several [...]

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Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Benin recorded 179 new cases of COVID-19 infection here Saturday, according to a statement issued by the ministry of Health. "Benin has recorded five new deaths and 179 new confirmed cases since June 30. As of July 11, 2020, the country has a total of 1378 confirmed [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan national army led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced here Saturday conditions for the full reopening of the country's ports and oil fields closed since January, an official source said here Sunday. The Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) Friday announced it was lifting the blockade on [...]

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Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwanda Saturday recorded one death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total deaths to four since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, this year, the ministry of Health said here. The ministry said the number of COVID-19 cases had also risen to 1,299 after a [...]

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