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Washington DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed "grave concern" over the rise in violence against civilians in northern and eastern Burkina Faso in late February, a US State Department spokesperson said on Monday. In addition to deadly attacks on multiple military installations, attackers killed dozens of worshipers in [...]

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Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - There is no military solution to the escalation of hostilities in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the European Union (EU) warned on Monday, observing that the military build-up as well as the use of advanced ground to air missiles and drones is [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Negotiations for a ceasefire in Gaza continued in Egypt for a second day on Monday as the UN’s top rights official warned that the war there risked morphing into a much “wider conflagration” enveloping every country in the Middle East and beyond.  “I am deeply concerned that [...]

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Accra, Ghana (PANA) - As the controversial the controversial anti-LGBTQI+ bill passed by Ghana's Parliament, which criminalises the promotion, advocacy, and funding of homosexual activity, continues to generate heated arguments, the Minstry of Finance on Monday urged the President to defer his assent until the Supreme court rules on the legal issues [...]

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ATTN EDS: EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL MONDAY, 4 MARCH, 2024, AT 15 GMT. Washington, DC, USA (PANA) - The global gender gap for women in the workplace is far wider than previously thought, a groundbreaking new World Bank Group report shows. When legal differences involving violence and childcare are taken into [...]

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Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - Federal Republic of Somalia is now officially a full member of the East African Community (EAC) after depositing her Instrument of Ratification with the Secretary-General of the Community at the Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania,. This is contained in on X, formerly Twitter, accompanied with photographs of the ceremony. A [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Monday's foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi as published by the Central Bank of Gambia. Currency                                 Buying            Selling US Dollar                                 62.00               63.50 Pound Sterling                         75.00            [...]

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The following are the exchange rates for the Tanzania Shilling on Monday as issued by the Bank of Tanzania. Currency               Buying          Selling Burundi Franc        0.8797         0.8878 Euro                      [...]

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - A senior official with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for wider and safer humanitarian access in Gaza, where malnourished babies are slowly dying while the world watches. “The child deaths we feared are here,” Adele Khodr, UNICEF  Regional Director for the Middle East and North [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for action now to protect nature in his message as World Wildlife Day was marked on Sunday. "Human activities have devastated our wildlife. Human ingenuity can help to save it,” he said. A UN statement said this year’s theme focuses on how digital technologies [...]

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