Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: Emir of Kano 'not affected' by mosque blast
    28 november 2014 22:40:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was not in the Kano Central Mosque when a bomb blast rocked the mosque on Friday, sources close to the Emir told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria mosque blast
    28 november 2014 16:48:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed or injured on Friday after an explosion rocked the Kano central mosque in the eponymous Kano state in northern Nigeria, the local media reported, quoting the military and eyewitnesses.Full text...

  • UN: Ban voices concerned over violence in Libya, urges return to dialogue
    26 november 2014 17:50:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country’s break towards democracy. Full text...

  • Libya: Two Libyan soldiers killed, five injured in Benghazi clashes
    26 november 2014 17:42:44
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least two Libyan soldiers were killed and five others injured in armed clashes onTuesday between units of the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Govt launches gender policy, 16 days of activism against violence in Kenya
    26 november 2014 17:27:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a new plan Wednesday to battle gender inequalities by promoting women’s rights to key government services and protection from harm. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina popular uprising killed 24, injured 625'
    25 november 2014 21:56:08
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The popular uprising of 30 and 31 October 2014 that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré killed 24 people and injured 625 others, according to a draft report of the ad hoc committee on human rights. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed and 36 injured in fresh armed clashes in Benghazi
    25 november 2014 19:56:30
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four soldiers have been killed and 38 injured in clashes during the past 24 hours between Libyan army units and the Islamist armed militia in the city of Benghazi, according to security and medical sources.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia condemns attacks against its nationals in Libya
    25 november 2014 19:55:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry has condemned the repeated attacks in Libya against Tunisian nationals residing in the country.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Over 30 killed in twin suicide bombings in Nigeria
    25 november 2014 17:53:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a twin suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's North-eastern Borno state which is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency that has killed over 12,000 people since 2009. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Over 50 killed in Nigeria attack'
    25 november 2014 11:54:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected members of Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram Monday carried out a massive attack on two towns along the Nigeria/Cameroon border, killing more than 50 residents in one of the towns alone, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN investigates outbreak of sectarian violence in CAR
    24 november 2014 21:01:52
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.Full text...

  • Libya: Senior intelligence officer killed in Tripoli
    24 november 2014 19:44:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead the head of the technical department of the Libyan intelligence services, Colonel Mokhtar Msadagh Naili, in Tripoli, the newspaper Al -Wassat reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5 Lake Chad region nations plot defeat of Boko Haram
    24 november 2014 15:16:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The fourth meeting of military and security chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Benin Republic began here Monday with Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau Mohammed, urging member nations to forge closer collaboration towards defeating the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya wipes out 100 terror suspects after Mandera massacre
    24 november 2014 11:24:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said Kenya Forces have killed 100 militants and sympathisers inside Somalia, following the massacre of 28 Kenyans by Al Shabaab terrorists in Mandera near the Kenya-Somalia border on Saturday.Full text...

  • Libya: 1 soldier killed, 5 injured as violence erupts in Benghazi after truce
    20 november 2014 13:02:01
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least one soldier was killed and five others injured Wednesday in Benghazi, eastern Libya, during armed conflicts which violated a 12-hour truce agreed by warring factions, under the supervision of the United Nations, according to security and humanitarian sources. Full text...

  • Burundi: 2 prison guards injured during jail break in Burundi
    20 november 2014 12:48:24
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Two policemen guarding the high security prison in Murembwe, Southern Burundi, were seriously injured late Wednesday night in a grenade attack by prisoners who escaped from detention, PANA reported Thursday, quoting the Public Radio and Television of Burundi. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army declares a 12-hour truce in Benghazi
    19 november 2014 12:01:26
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan army has announced a 12-hour unilateral truce, starting from 7 pm local time Wednesday, to allow the supply of relief materials and the evacuation of the wounded from some districts in the country's second city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR alarmed about ignored humanitarian catastrophe in DRC's Katanga province
    18 november 2014 16:41:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Tuesday expressed deep concern about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Katanga in DR Congo (DRC) saying violence has forced some 400,000 people to flee their homes in the province since the end of 2012. Full text...

  • Kenya: Gang violence leaves 4 dead
    18 november 2014 12:46:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four persons have been hacked to death in an apparent revenge attack hours after police raided mosques in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and arrested at least 250 people.Full text...

  • Nigeria: State of emergency to be extended in 3 states worst hit by insurgency
    17 november 2014 16:36:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Against the background of raging insurgency in Nigeria's North-east, the federal government announced on Monday that it will again seek an extension of the state of emergency which it first imposed on the three worst-hit states. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt. begins re-engineering of defence, security posture over Boko Haram
    17 november 2014 15:49:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau Mohammed, on Monday announced that Nigeria had commenced the re-engineering of its defence and security posture in order to cope with global and domestic threats posed by the Boko Haram insurgency and other international terror groups.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy expresses concern over violence, urges restraint in Somaliland
    16 november 2014 22:15:35
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay has expressed Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament accuses militias in Tripoli perpetrating violence in the country
    14 november 2014 20:57:52
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libyan Parliament has condemned "terrorist militias" for the violence at the airports of Lebrag, Zintan and Oubari Ghat, which are vital facilities for citizens, a statement issued on Thursday night said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Chibok, where nearly 300 girls were abducted, 'captured' by Boko Haram
    14 november 2014 17:46:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Chibok, the village in Nigeria's North-east Borno State where nearly 300 girls were abducted more than six months ago, has now been captured by the insurgent group Boko Haram that abducted the girls, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Local hunters rout Boko Haram, liberates town
    13 november 2014 11:28:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The town of Maiha in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state has been liberated from Boko Haram by a combined team of local hunters and vigilante group who also killed 75 of the insurgents who captured the town on Monday, the local media reported Thursday, quoting some residents of the town. Full text...

  • Libya: Five die in two car bomb attacks in eastern Libya
    12 november 2014 19:25:42
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) – At least five people were killed on Wednesday in two separate car bomb attacks in Libya's eastern cities of Tobruk and Beidha, military and hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Continuing violence by Boko Haram in Nigeria forces 13,000 people to flee to Cameroon
    11 november 2014 18:00:56
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Violence by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria’s northeast continues to send thousands of refugees across the border into neighbouring Cameroon, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram captures another town
    11 november 2014 15:58:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram has continued to expand the territory under its control after capturing another town in the country's North-east on Monday, the local media reported Tuesday, quoting residents of the town. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 47 killed in Nigeria blast
    10 november 2014 13:11:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 47 students died while 79 others were injured when a suicide bomber Monday attacked a government secondary school in Potiskum, Nigeria's northern Yobe State, the police said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many students feared dead in Nigeria school blast
    10 november 2014 09:45:53
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many students were feared killed and injured Monday morning when an explosion ripped through the Comprehensive Secondary School in Potiskum, Nigeria's northern Yobe state, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 soldiers killed, 28 injured in armed clashes in Benghazi
    09 november 2014 11:22:55
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least five soldiers were killed and 28 others injured in armed clashes between Islamic militias and Libyan army units in the country's eastern Benghazi, medical sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN demands access to investigate rape reports in Darfur
    07 november 2014 19:27:30
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Expressing deep concern about press reports that dozens of women were raped last week in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, Friday called for immediate access to investigate those reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: At least 16 feared killed in Nigeria blast
    07 november 2014 16:39:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Not less than 16 people were killed and over 20 badly injured when an explosion went off in front of a bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) as many queued up to collect money at Azare in northern Bauchi state on Friday, the lawmaker representing the area in the state parliament has said. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns deadly violence in South Sudan, urges peace
    06 november 2014 08:00:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council late Wednesday expressed outrage at the eruption of hostilities in South Sudan over the past week, which left numerous civilians dead and injured. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram imposes Sharia on captured town, amputates 10
    04 november 2014 06:17:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The insurgent group Boko Haram has imposed the Islamic Sharia law on Mubi in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa State, which it captured last week, according to local media reports quoting residents of the town Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Army readies for onslaught on Islamist militias around Benghazi
    03 november 2014 15:04:58
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Residents of Hay al-Sabri neighborhood of Benghazi city in eastern Libya were advised to evacuate the area by late Monday as the Libyan Army prepared to launch an onslaught on extremist militias hiding there.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram denies ceasefire deal with Nigerian govt, says girls "married off"
    01 november 2014 08:51:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram has denied it entered into a ceasefire deal with the Nigerian government, dashing the hopes of many who were made to believe that the deal will lead to the release of the 218 abducted school girls.Full text...

  • UN: Ban condemns renewed violence in South Sudan
    31 october 2014 15:31:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate Full text...

  • Nigeria: 30 feared dead in Nigeria blast (UPDATE)
    31 october 2014 13:38:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll from Friday morning's blast at a popular bus station in Nigeria's North-east Gombe state could be as high as 30, the local Punch newspaper reported, quoting eyewitnesses. Full text...

  • Developing Story: Explosion rips bus station, many feared dead
    31 october 2014 11:39:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bus station in Nigeria's northern Gombe State was rocked by an explosion Friday morning, and many casualties are feared, according to the local media. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Campaigner seeks release of abducted girls, 200 days after
    31 october 2014 09:37:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With hope fading of their imminent release, in the aftermath of the ceasefire deal between the Nigerian government and the insurgent group Boko Haram, the 218 abducted schools girls were Friday spending their 200th day in captivity.Full text...

  • US: US condemns violence in South Sudan’s Unity State
    30 october 2014 17:58:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government has condemned in the strongest terms the Full text...

  • Libya: 10 killed in Benghazi fighting
    29 october 2014 20:54:08
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Ten people have been killed as fighting between armed groups continues in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital sources said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM denies Sudanese support for armed groups in Libya
    29 october 2014 13:40:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdallah al-theni, has denied rumours suggesting that the Sudanese government was supporting Islamist armed groups in Libya, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Niger: Niger embassy in Tripoli under siege
    29 october 2014 10:16:53
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Armed militias Tuesday laid siege on the Nigerien embassy in Tripoli, Libya, according to a statement issued by the Nigerien Ministry of Foreign Affairs and cooperation here.Full text...

  • Malawi: Running battles in Lilongwe as Burundi refugee murders Malawian
    27 october 2014 15:49:06
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Tension is rising in the Malawi capital following the murder of a Malawian national by a Burundian refugee. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 soldiers killed, 13 injured in new fresh fighting in Benghazi
    26 october 2014 14:53:19
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) –At least two soldiers have been killed and 13 others injured in new armed clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, where several units of the Libyan army backed by troops loyal to General Khalifa Hafter troops made important gains on the ground against Islamist militias.Full text...

  • Libya: Inter-tribal violence escalates in southern Libyan
    25 october 2014 14:19:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The armed clashes that broke out several days ago between the Toubou and Touareg tribes, in the Libyan southern region of Oubari, escalated on Friday after the failure of the mediation carried out by dignitaries from the region. Full text...

  • Libya: 29 killed in new armed clashes in Benghazi
    24 october 2014 15:45:14
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Twenty-nine people were killed Thursday evening in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi, following air strikes carried out by the regular army units, backed by the forces loyal to retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on houses belonging to Islamist militia chiefs.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU 'strongly condemns' violence in CAR
    23 october 2014 20:13:04
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has strongly condemned the violence perpetrated in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), and attacks against civilian populations, humanitarian partners and the international forces by the rival factions in the long-running war. Full text...

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