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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The bodies of 20 illegal migrants who died of thirst in the desert in southern Libya were recovered on Wednesday by the Relief and Emergency Agency in Kufra. In a statement, the rescue body said the bodies were found more than 300 km south of Kufra and [...]

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New York, US (PANA) - The resurgence of the M23 armed group has “broad repercussions” for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and for the wider region, the UN Special Representative there told the Security Council on Wednesday. Bintou Keita, who also [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The US special envoy and ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, said here Wednesday that his proposal to hold elections in Libya in the presence of the two governments came after examining several political factors. He explained that this proposal was only an idea so far, and that [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali intends to organise a constitutional referendum in February 2023, announced the Malian government, which on Tuesday submitted a draft timetable to the political class during a meeting of the National Consultation Framework initiated by the Ministry in charge of Territorial Administration. The timetable also provides for [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, on Wednesday welcomed the efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Adviser on Libyan Affairs, Stephanie Williams, to reach a consensus on a constitutional basis accepted by all political parties. Consultations are taking place on 28 and 29 June between [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A delegation of the House of Representatives in Libya (Parliament), led by the first deputy speaker, Fawzi Al-Nouairi, arrived in the Azerbaijan capital, Baku, Wednesday to participate in the Conference of the Parliamentary Network of the Non-Aligned Movement. It is under the theme "Supporting the role of [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Najla Al-Mangouch and US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland discussed arrangements for the reopening of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Since the installation of the national unity government in March 2021 in the wake of the [...]

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with South Africa’s Airlink to expand its operations in South Africa, an official source said here Wednesday. The move comes days after popular low-cost airline Comair filed for bankruptcy. Airlink said the codeshare agreement would offer travellers more choice and [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop, met on Tuesday in Bamako with members of the diplomatic corps to inform them on the progress of the transition process, an official source said here. He explained the progress of the negotiations for the renewal [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening international development cooperation between Libya and the German government. The agreement was initialled in Tripoli by the director of the [...]

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Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The following are Wednesday’s foreign exchange rates for the Gambian Dalasi (D) as published by the Central Bank of Gambia. Currency                                 Buying           Selling US Dollar                                   51.50          52.30 Pound Sterling                          [...]

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Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Societies everywhere are beset by “global diseases” including systemic inequality which have helped fuel a rise in disinformation, or the deliberate spreading of falsehoods, said the UN human rights chief on Tuesday, addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Michelle Bachelet said the restoration of public trust was [...]

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Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced on Tuesday that sanitary restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be eased from 1 July. In a televised address, Mr Jugnauth said the wearing of face masks will no longer be compulsory in public places other than in hospitals [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan High State Council, Khaled Al-Mechri, on Tuesday stressed the importance of the constitution basis as the first and main step for holding transparent and acceptable elections with precise dates. Speaking at the inaugural session of the consultations with the Speaker of Parliament, Aguila [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Algerian ambassador to Libya, Souleiman Chanine, on Tuesday expressed his country's support to efforts of the Government of National Unity (GNU) in promoting peace and stability leading to legislative and presidential elections. He was speaking during a meeting in Tripoli with the Libyan Minister of Foreign [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Portugal on Tuesday on a State visit at the invitation of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.  Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement that President Buhari, who will hold official talks with his Portuguese counterpart, will be conferred with the country’s National Honour and decorated with [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria has signed an agreement with Japan for an Economic and Social Development Programme involving the acquisition of a $2.78 million high-speed boat for enhanced maritime security in Nigerian and Gulf of Guinea waters. Minister of State of the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, [...]

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