Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram 'abducts 60 women'
    23 october 2014 10:33:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the world awaits the release of 218 girls who were abducted from their school by Boko Haram over six months ago, following a ceasefire which the federal government reportedly signed with the terror group last week, suspected sect members have abducted 60 women from two villages in northern Adamawa state.Full text...

  • Libya: Seven killed in clashes involving ethnic groups of southern Libya
    21 october 2014 19:51:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Seven people were killed and 23 others injured on Tuesday following an outbreak of armed clashes between members of Toubou and Touareg ethnic communities of southern Libya, hospital sources said.Full text...

  • UN: UN official calls for efforts to combat sexual violence in South Sudan
    21 october 2014 05:59:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Full text...

  • Libya:Western countries condemn violence in Libya
    19 october 2014 11:16:48
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United States, France, Britain, Italy and Germany have strongly condemned the ongoing violence in Libya and called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Details of Govt-Boko Haram ceasefire 'to be worked out Tuesday'
    19 october 2014 10:20:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Representatives of the Nigerian and Chadian governments as well as Boko Haram are due to meet in N'Djamena, Chad, Tuesday to work out the details of the ceasefire agreement that was reached by the Nigerian government and the terror group on Friday, the local media reported Sunday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Abducted school girls 'to be freed Monday'
    18 october 2014 13:00:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 218 school girls who remain in captivity, out of the nearly 300 girls who were abducted in Nigeria's northern town of Chibok by Boko Haram 14 April, are to be freed on Monday, the private Punch newspaper reported Saturday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt, Boko Haram agree on ceasefire
    17 october 2014 16:52:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government and the terrorist group Boko Haram have reached a deal for an immediate ceasefire, the Lagos-based, private Channels TV reported from here Friday, quoting Chief of Defence Staff Alex Barde. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria govt, Boko Haram 'reach ceasefire deal'
    17 october 2014 15:57:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government and the terrorist group Boko Haram have agreed on an immediate ceasefire, the local Channels television station reported Friday, quoting Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh. Full text...

  • Libya: Benghazi calm after Wednesday's armed clashes
    16 october 2014 13:51:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The city of Benghazi remained relatively calm Thursday after the violent clashes on Wednesday between the units of the Libyan army and the Islamist militias, witnesses say.Full text...

  • Tanzania: New approach paves way to manage violence in cities of global South
    16 october 2014 09:37:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Violence in cities across Africa, Asia and Latin America is here to stay and can no longer be seen as a problem which can be challenged and overcome through development programmes, said a new research in the October issue of Environment and Urbanization published Thursday in the UK and made available to PANA here by theFull text...

  • Congo: France 'concerned' about security situation in CAR
    15 october 2014 21:30:46
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The French ambassador in Congo, Jean Pierre Vidon, on Wednesday expressed concern about the latest security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) where fighting has erupted once more between the Christians and Muslims. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Abducted girls not any closer to home, 6 months later (News Analysis by Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Lagos)
    15 october 2014 12:04:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the level of mistrust between the Nigerian government and the group spearheading the campaign to free the over 200 girls who were abducted from their school in northern Chibok grew higher Tuesday, the six-month anniversary of the girls' abduction, indications are that the girls may not be any closer to home than they were six months ago, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Five Libyan soldiers killed in clashes in Benghazi
    14 october 2014 15:01:42
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Five Libyan soldiers were killed Tuesday in Benghazi, two in violent clashes around the airport, and three others in separate operations, as violence continued in Libya's second largest city.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy, South Sudan govt agree on steps to tackle sexual violence
    13 october 2014 22:05:34
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Bangura, on Monday warned that sexual violence is a consistent characteristic of the conflict in South Sudan, and is being perpetrated by all the parties. Full text...

  • UN: 'Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence'
    12 october 2014 21:24:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Almost one quarter of girls, aged between 15 and 19 worldwide, are victims of some form of physical violence, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Libya: 28 killed in renewed armed clashes in Libya
    12 october 2014 13:16:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured Saturday during clashes between the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in Kikla area, south-west of Benghazi, military and hospital sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya : Four killed in car explosion in Benghazi
    10 october 2014 18:28:23
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four people were killed and several others injured Friday when a bomb exploded in a car near Tibesti Hotel in east Benghazi, according to the Libyan Office for Civil Protection. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'UN peacekeepers face big test amid worsening violence in CAR'
    10 october 2014 09:50:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR) faces its biggest test since being deployed last month, Amnesty International said late Thursday amid reports of armed clashes and sectarian violence in the capital city of Bangui.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says sexual violence persists in South Sudan
    07 october 2014 19:47:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, has said the horrors of sexual violence in South Sudan did not end with the ceasefire agreement, calling on citizens of the world's youngest country to stand together and say "enough is enough". Full text...

  • Libya: Nine more die in fresh Benghazi violence
    07 october 2014 10:14:38
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least nine more people were killed Monday in a new outbreak of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has been witnessing a wave of killings targeting security personnel and ordinary citizens Full text...

  • Libya: 8 killed in new wave of violence in Benghazi
    06 october 2014 11:15:04
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Eight people were killed Sunday in a new wave of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed clashes.Full text...

  • Libya : UN condemns violence in Libya
    04 october 2014 10:48:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations has strongly condemned the latest escalation of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, where a car bomb and clashes have killed 36 people and wounded 107, as well as in other regions of the country. Full text...

  • Libya: 6 killed Friday evening in Benghazi
    27 september 2014 10:16:54
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – In an event that has become a daily ritual, six people, including three military personnel, were shot dead Friday in separate attacks in different places in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state imposes curfew after street violence
    26 september 2014 12:57:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Governor Kayode Fayemi of Nigeria's South-west Ekiti State Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state after suspected political thugs took to the streets of the capital, Ado-Ekiti, burning houses and looting shops. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 senior military officers, 6 others killed in Benghazi
    24 september 2014 12:56:16
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Eight people, four of them military personnel, including two senior army officers, were shot dead Tuesday in separate operations in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, medical sources said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Libya: Two Libyan army officers, four civilians killed in Benghazi
    20 september 2014 10:20:55
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan army officers and four civilians, including a young civil society militant, were shot dead on Friday in separate attacks in the eastern city of Benghazi, in a fresh outbreak of the violence that has rocked the city. Full text...

  • Libya: Religious leader gunned down, 4 soldiers injured in Benghazi violence
    19 september 2014 18:22:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An official of Libya's Ministry of Religious Affairs (Waqfs) was gunned down late Thursday in front of a mosque in Benghazi as violent clashes, which left four other people including three soldiers injured, flared across the city. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Air force general killed in Benghazi
    18 september 2014 13:47:13
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A General in the Libyan air force was killed on Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, as armed clashes continued in the area, hospital sources said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 13 injured in Ouerchefana zone of western Tripoli
    17 september 2014 19:37:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least four people have been killed and 13 others injured in violent clashes in Ouerchefana sector of western Tripoli, which local authorities and human rights organisations have declared a disaster zone because of the dramatic situation there.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan assures of strengthened security after deadly attack on Nigerian school
    17 september 2014 19:14:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with citizens and residents of the northern city of Kano on the loss of lives sustained Wednesday during the attack by terrorists on the Federal College of Education in the city. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 13 students, two gunmen killed in school attack
    17 september 2014 18:04:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 15 people were killed Wednesday when armed men stormed a Federal Government College in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, the police said. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy stresses need for peace, stability for Libya's progress
    15 september 2014 22:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Mr. Bernardino Leon, says three years after the fall of their former regime, the Libyan people find themselves nowhere close to realizing their hopes and aspirations for a better future, noting the urgency to take advantage of a "small window of opportunity". Full text...

  • US: Security Council deplores 'heinous' murder of British aid worker by Islamic militants
    15 september 2014 07:24:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of Mr. David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Full text...

  • Libya: Seven killed in separate rebel attacks in Benghazi
    14 september 2014 13:21:13
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven persons were killed Saturday in separate attacks in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, indicating a fresh outbreak of assassinations targeting the armed forces and the police, hospital sources said Sunday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Rebels anticipate major escalation in South Sudan warfare
    13 september 2014 14:31:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels received six air force defectors on Saturday and warned the rebel front was prepared for a major escalation in the eight-month-long civil war.Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 11 injured in armed clashes
    13 september 2014 12:29:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least four people were killed and 11 others injured on Friday evening in renewed armed clashes in Ouerchefana, in western Libya, hospital sources said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Libya: 5 soldiers killed, 25 others abducted in Benghazi
    11 september 2014 14:33:21
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Five Libyan soldiers have been killed, seven injured and 25 others abducted in an attack on a check point manned by a unit of the Special Forces in the city of Benghazi, scene of bloody armed clashes over the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Mauritius:14 Indonesian sailors arrested in Mauritius
    11 september 2014 09:57:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Fourteen Indonesian sailors were arrested at Trou Fanfaron in the port area of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, Thursday morning, following violent clashes in which a hundred of them were involved, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Burundi: Govt. condemns murder of 3 Italian religious women
    08 september 2014 14:38:50
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian government has condemned the "horrible killing, on Sunday evening", of three Italian religious women from the parish, Guido Maria Conforti de Kamenge, a popular district of in the northern part of the capital, Bujumbura.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram captures 13 towns - Paper
    08 september 2014 09:45:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram has captured 13 towns and villages in two states in the country's North-east, marking a dangerous turn in the sect's violent campaign that started in 2009.Full text...

  • Burundi: Three Italian Sisters killed in Bujumbura
    08 september 2014 08:51:22
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Three Italian Christian Sisters were killed Sunday evening in a Convent at Kamenge, a popular district in the capital city of Bujumbura, PANA learnt from security sources in Burundi. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF report says violence against children universal
    04 september 2014 19:24:16
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on Thursday said violence Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed, 4 injured in armed clashes in southern Libya
    04 september 2014 13:24:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least, three persons were killed and four others injured Wednesday evening in renewed armed clashes in Libya's southern region of Sebha, the newspaper al-Wassat reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: Rockets pound Tripoli district
    03 september 2014 13:45:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several rockets and other missiles Tuesday pounded the district of Enjila, western Tripoli, leaving several persons dead and injuring many others in a new sign of fresh outbreak of fighting after a few days of calm in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen storm government offices in Tripoli
    02 september 2014 13:00:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan gunmen Monday stormed the headquarters of the Post and Telecommunications Department, in downtown Tripoli, the Libyan capital, as part of their protest against the reappointment of the Abdullah al-Theni as prime minister.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Groups asks ICC to prosecute alleged Boko Haram sponsors
    01 september 2014 10:00:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian non-governmental organisation Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Ms Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate allegations that certain high ranking public officials and politicians are among the sponsors of Boko Haram that has continued to engage in unlawful killings and destruction of civil property. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram takes over Catholic church house in remote town
    29 august 2014 10:56:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Boko Haram insurgents who seized Nigeria's remote town of Madagali, in northern Adamawa State, have taken over the Parish Church House of the Catholic Church in the town, the local media reported Friday, quoting the Catholic Church in Nigeria.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram declares captured Nigerian town 'Caliphate Republic'
    25 august 2014 12:35:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram may have recorded the first success in its attempt to establish an Islamic Republic in the secular country, after sect leader Abubakar Shekau declared the captured Gwoza town in northern Borno state an 'Islamic caliphate'. Full text...

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