Violence in Africa -
  • US: UNICEF calls for urgent action to protect girls, women from sexual violence
    21 july 2016 08:32:27
    New York, US (PANA) - A key adviser to the United Nations children’s agency on Wednesday decried the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence against women and girls around the world, following a recent case of gang rape in India. Full text...

  • UN: UN, Ethiopia express alarm over the situation in South Sudan
    16 july 2016 14:48:25
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General , Ban Ki-moon, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Haile Mariam Dessalegn, are alarmed at the conflict in South Sudan and the risk of further escalation, the UN said in a press statement issued following a meeting between the two leaders on the margin of the African Union (AU) summit set to begin shortly in Kigali, Rwanda. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission deplores violence in Mali’s northern city of Gao
    13 july 2016 21:52:38
    New York, US (PANA) - Deploring the outbreak of violence that occurred on Tuesday in Gao, following a demonstration that turned violent, leaving four dead and many injured, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has stressed the need for government-led initiatives to better familiarize the population with the recently agreed peace deal. Full text...

  • UN: UN-backed partnership launches fund to end violence against children
    12 july 2016 22:22:16
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed partnership and fund were launched on Tuesday, in order to achieve the new global target of ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children, a public priority and a collective responsibility. Full text...

  • Kenya: Church group calls for end to South Sudan violence
    12 july 2016 14:02:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country, global church group, ACT Alliance, says. Full text...

  • Kenya: IGAD meets in Nairobi over South Sudan violence
    11 july 2016 13:44:05
    Nairobi, Sudan (PANA) - Due to the escalation of violence in South Sudan, Foreign Ministers from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) countries were scheduled to hold a meeting in Nairobi late Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission, agencies condemn resumption of violence in South Sudan
    10 july 2016 19:27:31
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Sunday expressed outrage at the resumption of violence in Juba, which it said is severely impacting on the civilian population. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief sad about developments in South Sudan
    09 july 2016 17:19:06
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed sadness with the renewed violence in South Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: UN condemns resurgence of violence in South Sudan
    08 july 2016 19:23:07
    New York, US (PANA) - As South Sudan prepares to mark its fifth anniversary of independence, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday expressed concern over the continuing violence in parts of the country and the resulting forced displacement of people, both internally and throughout the neighbouring region. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Niger Delta militants blow up more oil pipelines
    07 july 2016 15:17:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Niger Delta Avengers strike team has blown up more oil pipelines belonging to Chevron, the American oil giant. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief warns on re-escalating violence in CAR
    04 july 2016 15:38:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein on Monday warned that the security and human rights situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) may be starting to deteriorate again, after a series a major incidents in the capital Bangui and rural areas. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief concerned over escalation of violence in South Sudan
    25 june 2016 21:46:40
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed concern over the escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan. Full text...

  • US: Special investigation into Malakal violence completed - UN
    22 june 2016 05:56:38
    New York, US (PANA) - A United Nations independent high-level board of inquiry has completed a special in-depth investigation into how the UN responded this past February to deadly violence in a protection of civilians site in the town of Malakal, in northern South Sudan, according to a UN statement in New York on Tuesday. Full text...

  • US: US expresses concern about increase of violence in CAR
    22 june 2016 05:53:46
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed deep concern about a recent increase in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged all players to work together for peace. Full text...

  • UN: Ban says era of impunity for sexual violence is over
    19 june 2016 16:28:07
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said that the era of impunity for sexual violence as a tool of war is over.Full text...

  • UN: UN mission condemns escalation of violence in CAR
    17 june 2016 16:44:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Friday expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in Ngaoundaye, Ouham Pende Prefecture, in the west of the country following attacks and retaliation between groups backed by Christian militias and herders supported by Muslim fighters, since 10 June. Full text...

  • UN: UN experts' panel urges protection of Afro-Colombian communities
    16 june 2016 05:56:19
    New York, US (PANA) - Distressed over reports of violence against people of African descent in Colombia, a UN expert panel has called on Colombian authorities to take concrete and urgent measures to protect the country’s Afro-Colombian communities. Full text...

  • UN: UN reports increase in violence against aid workers in South Sudan
    15 june 2016 16:07:10
    New York, US (PANA) - While thousands of vulnerable people in South Sudan have been reached with assistance and protection in recent months, violent incidents against aid workers increased during the month of May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Civil society group condemns increasing violence ahead of elections
    15 june 2016 15:11:11
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Oasis Forum, that includes the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), the Non Governmental Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), is extremely disturbed, appalled and greatly saddened by the increasing incidents of politically-motivated violence in the run-up to the 11 August general elections. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli wants int'l community to honour commitments to Libya
    09 june 2016 15:24:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The presidential council of the Libyan national unity government has urged the international community to honour its commitments to Libya, especially medical support to the armed forces fighting the Islamic State group, Daech. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says Sudanese fleeing conflict in South Kordofan
    03 june 2016 17:04:26
    New York, US (PANA) -The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Full text...

  • UN: UN officials stress need for justice to end sexual violence in conflict
    02 june 2016 21:52:15
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials on Thursday stressed the need to adequately Full text...

  • Nigeria: Militants kill 3 soldiers, 4 civilian staff in an oil facility in volatile Niger Delta
    02 june 2016 15:37:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Niger Delta militants on Wednesday night continued with their renewed hostilities, killing seven persons working for an oil company in the area. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Navy parades 5 alleged members of Niger Delta Avengers over attacks on pipelines
    01 june 2016 13:57:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Navy Wednesday paraded five suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), alleged to have been responsible for last Saturday’s multiple attacks on pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Warri, South West Local Government area of Delta state.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5 separatist group members die in clashes with security agents in Nigeria
    31 may 2016 14:50:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five members of the separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), were killed, eight others wounded and nine arrested when they clashed with security forces in several states in Nigeria's South-East region on Monday, the military announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Botswana: Political violence worries civil society groups
    23 may 2016 21:57:14
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Civil society groups in Botswana have Full text...

  • UN: UN conference develops "Action Plan for Africa" to prevent violence
    11 may 2016 14:54:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The African continent bears witness to the tragic consequences of the manipulation of religion to incite violence, yet it is also home to the power of religious and community leaders to exert a positive influence, participants in an international meeting on the role of religious leaders in Africa to prevent violence, stated on Wednesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army kills 16 Boko Haram terrorists, residents lynch two
    09 may 2016 15:36:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Army Monday announced that its troops killed 16 Boko Haram terrorists as it advanced deep into the sprawling Sambisa forest which has been the main sanctuary of the terror group. Full text...

  • Libya: 7 Daech fighters killed by Libyan army in Benghazi
    02 may 2016 18:38:35
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven members of the organisation Daech (Islamic State) have been killed in fighting with the Libyan special forces, Saiqa, near the crossroads of a factory in the area of al-Guaresh in the eastern city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Burundi: 5 killed in Bujumbura bar attack
    29 april 2016 16:30:53
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – At least five clients of a bar were killed on Thursday night and three others injured slightly in an armed attack perpetrated by an unidentified gang in Musaga, in southern Bujumbura, security sources said on Friday in the Burundian capital. Full text...

  • Sudan: Violence victims get medical care at ICRC-supported hospital in South Sudan
    28 april 2016 16:55:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - About 40 victims of violence that recently occurred along the Ethiopia-South Sudan border have been admitted to a Red Cross-supported hospital in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan.Full text...

  • Zambia: Xenophobic violence in Lusaka highlights challenging economic situation – EIU
    21 april 2016 13:12:45
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has charged that this week’s Xenophobic attacks in Lusaka, Zambia, have highlighted how a challenging economic backdrop can fuel social tensions and weaken security.Full text...

  • Khartoum: UNAMID urges restraint over recent violence in East Darfur
    20 april 2016 21:38:09
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN/AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Wednesday Full text...

  • Mali: Addressing sexual violence central to Mali peace process - UN envoy
    19 april 2016 06:43:21
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - A United Nations envoy has stressed the need to make the issue of sexual violence in conflict a central consideration of the ongoing peace process in the African country. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Kenyan opposition disrupts President's State-of-the-Nation speech in Parliament
    31 march 2016 14:25:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Several opposition members of the Kenyan Parliament disrupted President Uhuru Kenyatta's State-of-the-Nation address to the joint sitting of the National Assembly on Thursday by whistling loudly, forcing the Speaker to order security orderlies to use force to remove one of the eight lawmakers expelled. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed after fighting resumes in western city of Zaouia
    27 march 2016 14:43:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Four people have been killed in the city of Zaouia, 55 kilometres from Tripoli, after clashes resumed between tribal armed groups following the collapse of a ceasefire.Full text...

  • US: Burundi's tensions could fuel violence in Great Lakes region - UN official
    23 march 2016 07:31:54
    New York, US (PANA) – A climate for inclusive dialogue is urgently required to eradicate the polarization and fragmentation of Burundian society, resulting from the increasing poverty and ongoing political crisis, a senior United Nations human rights official urged on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Two soldiers killed in pre-election violence in Rivers State
    17 march 2016 18:48:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two soldiers, one of them with the rank of major, have been killed in pre-election violence in the Niger Delta State of Rivers, a former hotbed of militancy in the region, the Nigeria Army confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: Spokesperson for network of civil society organizations killed in Libya
    17 march 2016 10:43:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A spokesperson for a network of civil society organizations in the Libyan eastern city of Derna, Abdelbasset Boudahab, has been killed in the explosion of a bomb placed under his vehicle in the centre of the city, local security sources said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: 5 Libyan soldiers, 4 Daech fighters killed in Benghazi clashes
    15 march 2016 16:38:45
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A total of five soldiers of the Libyan army and support units including youths, died in armed clashes in east Benghazi with Islamist militias who have lost four fighters, a Libyan military source said Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: South Sudan on ‘verge of fragmenting’, UN officials warn Security Council
    19 february 2016 22:20:03
    New York, US (PANA) - With senior United Nations officials warning of escalating inter-communal violence and rampant human rights violations in South Sudan, the Security Council on Friday strongly condemned all attacks and provocations against civilians and the UN by armed actors, and called for calm on all sides. Full text...

  • US: US calls for end of violence in Jebel Marra, Darfur
    19 february 2016 10:01:22
    Washington, US (PANA) - The United States has expressed deep concerned about the increased violence against civilians and the grave humanitarian situation in and around Jebel Marra, Darfur. Full text...

  • UN: UNMISS condemns violence in Malakal protection site
    18 february 2016 14:32:24
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has strongly condemned the Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari welcomes ECCAS' support in fight against Boko Haram
    12 february 2016 15:28:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, says his administration will partner with the 11-member Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS) to rid Nigeria and its neighbours of the menace of Boko Haram. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR says waves of violence in eastern DRC force thousands to flee
    29 january 2016 19:47:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Armed militia and rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are again targeting the eastern region and putting thousands of civilians on the run, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Lungu annuls musician's appointment as envoy against gender-based violence
    18 january 2016 17:32:01
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu has with immediate effect withdrawn the appointment of local musician Clifford Dimba popularly known as ‘General Kanene’ as an ambassador against gender- based violence. Full text...

  • Senegal: ECOWAS condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso
    18 january 2016 16:26:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso which claimed several lives on Friday.Full text...

  • Libya: 1 soldier killed, 13 injured in three days of fighting
    18 january 2016 13:13:35
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A Libyan soldier was killed and 13 others injured in three days of fighting in the cities of Benghazi and Ajdabia, eastern Libya, sources at the Al-Jala hospital in Benghazi said on Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says violence looms over DR Congo elections
    14 january 2016 18:44:13
    New York, US (PANA) - While confronting a deterioration of security in its war-torn eastern provinces, DR Congo faces "very real risks of unrest and violence" over elections later this year, the UN envoy in the country, Maman Sidikou warned Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Deputy President Ruto launches bid to end The Hague trial
    14 january 2016 17:41:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday launched his bid to have the International Criminal Court (ICC) drop an ongoing trial against him on the grounds of lack of evidence.Full text...

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