Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill soldier in Nigeria
    26 august 2015 15:47:11
    ​Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two male suicide bombers detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a soldier at a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's North-east Borno State, on Tuesday night, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigerian state
    25 august 2015 10:08:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six people were killed while many more were wounded on Tuesday when a female suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to her body in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe State, the private Daily Trust newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '1,059 die in 75 attacks in Nigeria since 29 May'
    20 august 2015 14:28:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 1,059 people have been killed in 75 major attacks in Northern Nigeria since the 29 May 2015 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the Nigerian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Stefanos Foundation. Full text...

  • Mali: OIF Secretary General condemns attack on Malian hotel
    18 august 2015 20:16:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), Mrs Michaëlle Jean, has condemned the attack perpetrated on 7 August on Byblos Hotel in the Malian city of Sevare, near Mopti, which claimed the lives for 13 including.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights office alarmed by ISIL's recurring violence in Libya
    18 august 2015 15:43:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday expressed concern over violence in Sirte, Libya, involving militants claiming Full text...

  • Nigeria: Air force bombards Boko Haram fortress
    16 august 2015 10:59:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A few days after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the new military chiefs to defeat Boko Haram in three months, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has started an aerial bombardment of the insurgents' fortress in the Sambisa Forest in North-east Borno State, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya complains to UN Security Council over crimes by Daech
    14 august 2015 11:53:59
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – Libya's interim government has protested to the UN Security Council over crimes perpetrated by Daech (Islamic State) in Sirte, 450 km East of Tripoli, where at least 30 civilians were killed and hundreds others injured since Wednesday.Full text...

  • Burundi: Couple shot dead by gunmen in Bujumbura
    13 august 2015 13:49:34
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – A man and his wife were shot dead on Wednesday night by unidentified gunmen in Kamenge, one of the rare districts in northern Bujumbura spared by the violence linked to protests against the controversial third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, security sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: North Korea threatens to withdraw its medical staff from Libya if nationals not released
    12 august 2015 22:10:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The North Korean embassy in Tripoli has threatened to withdraw all their medical staff operating in Libya, if their nationals abducted three months ago in the city of Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, are not freed, Libyan media report on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Libya: '12 IS fighters killed in Sirte'
    12 august 2015 20:46:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least 12 fighters of the terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), have been killed in fighting on Wednesday in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina rights NGO condemns Burundi violence
    11 august 2015 22:41:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - MBDHP, a Burkina Faso human rights organisation, on Tuesday condemned "murders and physical violence" in Burundi since the beginning of protests in April against president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to run for a third term.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 4,915 barred from travelling abroad to join Islamic State
    11 august 2015 11:47:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it barred 4,916 Nigerians from travelling out of the country, on the suspicion that they were going to join international terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), between January and March 2015. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Sea Pirates kill 4 soldiers, 1 policeman
    08 august 2015 19:27:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected sea pirates have killed four soldiers and one policeman in an attack on a military formation in the Nembe area of Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa State, the police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium deplores escalation of violence in Burundi
    05 august 2015 12:33:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium has deplored the escalation of violence in Burundi, where an ally of the President was killed on Sunday.Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF deplores violence in Burundi
    04 august 2015 10:51:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The International Francophonie Organization (OIF) has strongly condemned the violence in Burundi, especially Sunday's assassination of Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana in the capital, Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Again, Nigeria's President rallies regional efforts for anti-terror fight
    30 july 2015 10:48:32
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a two-day visit to Cameroon, has again stressed the need for Nigeria and its neighbours to work together to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed, 16 injured in tribal clashes in southern Libya
    27 july 2015 11:37:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fresh fighting that broke out on Sunday between the Zuei and Toubou tribes in Koufra, in southern Libya, have left 3 dead and 16 others injured, hospital sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 10-year-old suicide bomber kills 14 in Nigeria
    26 july 2015 16:20:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A 10-year-old suicide bomber killed herself and 14 others on Sunday when she detonated the explosives strapped to her body at a busy market in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's north-east Yobe state, the police said. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief urges end to 'senseless cycle' of violence in South Sudan
    26 july 2015 16:06:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Following massive displacement and atrocities, civilians continue to bear the brunt of South Sudan's brutal conflict, Stephen O'Brien, the UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said on Saturday in Juba, South Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF chief stresses need to end violence against children in conflicts
    25 july 2015 06:43:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has said millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, stressing the need to end violence against children in conflicts. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army 'controls' strategic sites in Benghazi
    23 july 2015 21:03:08
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan national army now controls a number of strategic sites in Full text...

  • Nigeria: 29 killed, 105 wounded in blasts
    23 july 2015 10:31:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 29 people were killed and 105 others injured from the multiple explosions that rocked two motor parks in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe on Wednesday evening, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: US Commission tasks Obama, Buhari on rising violence in Nigeria
    17 july 2015 21:50:57
    New York,US (PANA) - The 20 July meeting in Washington DC between US President Barack Obama and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari offers both nations the opportunity to re-invigorate their commitment to, and develop initiatives that would, help curb the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said on Friday.Full text...

  • (UPDATE 2) Nigeria: Army revises downwards casualty figures from suicide blasts
    17 july 2015 11:40:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army has revised downwards the casualty figures from Friday's suicide bombings in Damaturu, North-east Yobe state, saying only 9 people died, as against 50 that it announced earlier. Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: 50 die in blast at Muslim praying ground
    17 july 2015 09:57:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 50 people were killed on Friday when two female suicide bombers attacked a praying ground in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe state, as Muslims gathered there to mark Eid-el-Fitr, the end of the Muslim's month-long fasting, Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Explosion rocks Muslim praying ground at Eid-el-Fitr
    17 july 2015 09:36:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An explosion rocked a praying ground in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe State, Friday as Muslims converged there for prayers marking Eid-el-Fitr, the end of the Muslim's month-long fasting. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, 24 injured in southern Libya violence
    16 july 2015 21:44:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several families belonging to the Touareg and Toubou tribes in the district of al-Taiouri, in the city of Sebha, 800 km south of the capital, Tripoli, have fled their homes after clashes between members of the two tribes claimed the lives for five and injured 24 others, witnesses said on Thursday. Full text...

  • DRC: UN, ICGLR, president Kabila hold talks
    16 july 2015 21:09:07
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – DR Congo president Joseph Kabila on Thursday held talks in Kinshasa with the special representative of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes Region, Saïd Djinnit, on the situation in the region.Full text...

  • UN: UN experts task UN Security Council on mounting violence in Burundi
    16 july 2015 14:12:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The escalating pattern of politically-motivated violence in Burundi demands a response from the UN Security Council before the hostilities can evolve into wholesale atrocities, a group of the UN experts warned on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed in communal violence
    14 july 2015 10:30:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three persons were killed on Monday evening in Sebha, 800km South of Libya's capital, Tripoli, in a fresh outbreak of communal violence between the Toubou and Touareg tribes.Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, 17 injured in Benghazi rocket attack
    13 july 2015 11:29:30
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Five civilians were killed while 17 others were injured in a rocket attack on the residential areas of Libya's second city of Benghazi on Sunday evening, hospital sources said here Monday.Full text...

  • Mauritius: NGO calls for education and protection of girls
    11 july 2015 17:36:38
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Executive Director of the Mauritius Family Planning and Welfare Association (MFPWA), Vidya Charan, on Saturday called for the education of girls so that they do not remain in ignorance. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 1 killed, 4 injured in suicide bomb attack
    11 july 2015 12:46:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least one person was killed and four others injured on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck near the offices of Nigeria's secret police, State Security Service (SSS), in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, eyewitnesses said.Full text...

  • UN: Burundi again on brink of devastating violence - UN officials say
    10 july 2015 19:51:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Two weeks after the contested legislative and communal elections Full text...

  • Kenya: Violence mars South Sudan independence anniversary
    09 july 2015 19:33:31
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Sudan marked its fourth independence anniversary Thursday amid a deepening political crisis that is tearing the world’s newest state into pieces, and with the opposition threatening to escalate the war in the country to end President Salva Kiir’s mandate. Full text...

  • Libya: Senior military officer killed in own car bomb explosion
    09 july 2015 14:58:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Col. Taher Al-Ouch, the head of Libya's military intelligent services in Misrata, 220 kilometres East of the capital, Tripoli, was killed Wednesday evening when his car exploded near a mosque of the city, security sources said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Mastermind of latest Boko Haram attacks 'arrested'
    08 july 2015 17:31:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said Wednesday its troops have arrested the mastermind of last Sunday’s bombing in Jos, central Plateau state, and Tuesday’s suicide blast in Zaria, northern Kaduna state, that claimed a total of about 70 people. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS Chair condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria
    07 july 2015 12:52:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Chairman and Senegal's President Macky Sall has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Nigeria that left more than 150 dead and many others injured.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army celebrates Day in Boko Haram heartland
    06 july 2015 12:27:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a move aimed at sending a strong message to the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army is holding this year's Army Day Celebration in the North-eastern city of Maiduguri, the spiritual heartland of the terrorists. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 44 dead, 47 injured in Jos bombings (Update)
    06 july 2015 11:39:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 44 people died while 47 others were injured in Sunday night's twin bomb attacks in Nigeria's central city of Jos, according to an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Abdulsalam.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared killed in twin blasts
    06 july 2015 08:57:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared to have died in the two explosions that rocked Nigeria's central city of Jos late on Sunday, the local media reported Monday.Full text...

  • US: US 'stands with Nigeria' in war against terror
    06 july 2015 07:49:52
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has strongly condemned the recent wave of attacks in Nigeria's North-east by the terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed about 150 lives. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari condemns church attack that killed six
    05 july 2015 20:04:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at Sunday's bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, North-east Yobe State. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari describes latest terror killings as 'inhuman, barbaric'
    03 july 2015 13:05:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest wave of killings by the terror group Boko Haram in the country's North-eastern Borno State, describing them as ''most inhuman and barbaric''. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 145
    03 july 2015 10:38:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Boko Haram terrorist group has killed a total of 145 people in two separate attacks in remote communities in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan condoles with Egypt over killing of prosecutor
    30 june 2015 11:44:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has condoled with Egypt over the killing of the latter's prosecutor Hisham Barakat in a bomb explosion that targeted his convoy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday. Full text...

  • Morocco: UN envoy calls for agreement to counter terrorism in Libya
    27 june 2015 15:10:37
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The UN envoy in Libya, Bernardino Leon, has urged stakeholders Full text...

  • Libya: 4 Fajr Libya fighters killed in southwest Tripoli
    27 june 2015 13:45:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Four Fajr Libya fighters have been killed and several others injured in clashes that broke out on Friday evening in Janzour, in the southwestern region of Tripoli, with the Libyan army. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'New date soon for ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit on Boko Haram'
    25 june 2015 17:18:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A new date will soon be agreed for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Security Summit on Boko Haram, as part of a broader war against terrorism, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said.Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 9 injured in Benghazi rocket attack
    25 june 2015 11:53:02
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four people were killed and nine others injured on Wednesday night when a rocket landed on the residential districts of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, medical sources said. Full text...

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