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Garoua, Cameroon (PANA) - Tunisia on Sunday reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon when they stunned a 10-man Nigeria 1-0 in their round of 16 match played at Stade Roumde Adjia in Garoua. Youssef Msakni scored the winning goal in the 47th minute [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has approved the creation of a High Commission for the care of people with special needs, intended to provide services to this group and improve their living conditions. A statement of the Council of Ministers said that the High Commission for Persons with Special [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Speaker of Libya's Parliament, Aguila Saleh, and the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, have discussed ways to resolve the difficulties facing the electoral process. Their meeting took place on Sunday in the eastern Libyan city of Al-Qoubba, according to a [...]

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Limbe, Cameroon (PANA) - Burkina Faso reached the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in Cameroon on Sunday when they beat Gabon 7-6 on penalties after they were tied 1-1 after extra time at the at Omnisport Stadium in Limbe. Burkina Faso went ahead through Bertrand Traoré on [...]

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Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian government is to open an investigation into the death of seven Mauritanian citizens on Malian territory, an official statement issued on Saturday said. At the end of a working session with a Mauritanian delegation dispatched to Bamako by the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani, [...]

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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia has recorded 10 new deaths linked to the COVID-19 and 10,031 new confirmed infections, the Tunisian Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.  This new report brings the death toll to 25,954 while the total infections are 846,761. The number of patients currently admitted to health facilities stands [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya the Italian Bilateral Assistance and Support Mission in Libya (MIASIT) have agreed to establish operational cooperation between them. The Head of EUBAM in Libya, Natalina Cea, and Rear Admiral Placido Torresi, Commander of MIASIT, signed a working agreement to [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -Twenty-three illegal migrants were rescued on Saturday night by a coastal security unit off Khoms in the west of Libya, the Interior Ministry announced. A statement from the ministry said that a boat of the Department of Coastal Security brought those rescued back to the port of Tripoli. According [...]

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Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The head of the junta in Guinea, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouy, on Saturday named the president of the National Council of Civil Society Organisations in Guinea (CNOSCG), Dr. Dansa Kourouma, as head the 81-member National Transition Council (CNT). According to a decree read on national television, Ms. Maïmouna [...]

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Fourteen new deaths linked COVID-19 have been recorded in Libya bringing the death toll to 5,921. The National Centre for Disease Control announced on Sunday that there were 2,281 new infections out of 9,292 samples tested, representing a positivity rate of 24.5%. A statement from the centre said 567 [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday morning a pep talk to the Super Eagles, ahead of their second round match against Tunisia tonight in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.  Speaking via video conference from the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the President spoke with Coach Augustine Eguavoen, [...]

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria on Saturday recorded 29 infections of coronavirus and zero death, the lowest since the fourth wave began late last year. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 251,959 while the death toll stands at 3,124. There are 22,889 active cases while 225,946 patients have [...]

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Gunshots have been heard in several barracks in Burkina Faso on Sunday, according to news reports. Gunshots were heard around Camp Baba Sy and Sangoulé Lamizana, in Oagadougou. There were gunshots and at an air base near the airport in Ouagadougou and also at barracks in Kaya [...]

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Paris, France (PANA) - The world will on Monday celebrate the Fourth International Day of Education, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultiral Organisation (UNESCO) has announced. It will be under the theme, “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” UNESCO said on its website that as it was detailed in its global "Futures of Education" [...]

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Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Millions of hectares of farmland are lost to the desert each year in Africa’s Sahel region, but the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is showing that traditional knowledge, combined with the latest technology, can turn arid ground back into fertile soil. Those trying to grow crops [...]

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Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The following are the fixtures for the Round of 16 matches in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition in Cameroon to be played on Sunday. Burkina Faso vs Gambia at Omnisport Stadium, Limbe (1600) Nigeria vs Tunisia at Stade Roumde Adjia, Garoua (1900) -0- PANA MA 23Jan2022 [...]

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