Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Egypt: Cairo denies involvement in bombardment of Libyan militias
    24 august 2014 14:47:08
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian foreign affairs ministry has denied stories which said that Egyptian military planes were involved in the bombardment of several targets controlled by the Islamic armed militias in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya: 12 killed, 30 injured in new air raids in Tripoli
    23 august 2014 13:13:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 12 persons have been killed and 30 others injured in new air strikes on positions occupied by armed groups from the Libyan city of Misrata, who have been involved in the month-long clashes in Tripoli for the control the city’s airport, Libyan television al-Nabaa reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya: One killed, eight wounded in Tripoli, Benghazi armed violence
    21 august 2014 18:03:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person was killed in Benghazi and eight others injured in Tripoli following the resumption of armed clashes in both cities from Wednesday night, eye-witnesses said Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: General Haftar’s troops claim responsibility for Tripoli air raids
    18 august 2014 21:49:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Pilots of the Libyan air force loyal retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for air raids carried out by two fighter jets early on Monday morning in Tripoli on positions of militias from Misrata involved in the battle for control of the capital's airport, Libyan media reported.Full text...

  • Libya: Philippines to continue evacuating their nationals from Libya by sea
    18 august 2014 13:23:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The government of the Philippines will continue the evacuation of their nationals from Libya by sea, diplomatic sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Five killed in air raids on armed groups strongholds in Tripoli
    18 august 2014 11:15:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least five persons were killed and two others injured on Sunday night in air raids on camps in Tripoli, the Libyan capital where several armed groups from the city of Misrata have deployed to participate in the ongoing fighting for the control of the capital’s airport, hospital sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli districts bombarded with heavy weapons
    16 august 2014 12:00:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several districts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, came under heavy bombardment Saturday from rival militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '100 boys, young men abducted'
    15 august 2014 12:31:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - About 100 boys and young men have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen from the Doron Baga community in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the private Punch newspaper reported Friday, quoting a source in the state capital, Maiduguri. Full text...

  • South Africa: Cleric slams apathy over violence in Nigeria, Gaza
    15 august 2014 08:10:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has questioned why Africa, the United States and the international community did not "erupt in outrage" at the violence being experienced in Gaza and in northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Sanctions hang over leaders of Libyan armed groups
    14 august 2014 19:53:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – "The decision made by the Libyan Parliament to seek intervention and aid from the international community in Libya is not necessarily under military form”, said Libyan delegate to the UN, Ibrahim al-Dabachi. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, over 10 injured in continuing Tripoli clashes
    13 august 2014 21:33:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Missiles that hit the neighborhood of Ghout Al-Chaal in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues for the control of the airport, have killed 5 and injured over 10 people, according to revised figures from the Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament dissolves illegal armed groups
    13 august 2014 21:09:16
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new parliament on Wednesday decided to dissolve all armed groups and non-regular brigades, after calling for intervention to protect civilians and state institutions against rival militias engaged in bloody clashes.Full text...

  • Libya: 1 dies, 9 wounded in new bombings in Tripoli
    13 august 2014 12:50:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least one person was killed and nine others injured in bombings targeting the district of Ghout al-Chaal in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, as the violence ravaging the north African nation continues unabated.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state records first post-election violence
    12 august 2014 14:27:03
    Ile-Ife, Nigeria (PANA) – Violence has broken out between supporters of the candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and winner of last Saturday Governorship election in South-West Osun State, and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, with scores of people seriously injured and property destroyed.Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan special forces lose 63 soldiers in action in Benghazi
    11 august 2014 17:16:32
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Libyan special forces lost 63 soldiers and over 200 others were injured in fierce fighting with armed militias in the eastern city of Benghazi between 21 and 30 July 2014, sources in the Special Forces disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed clashes displace 36,000 people in Tripoli
    11 august 2014 11:48:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 7,240 families, representing about 36,200 people, have been displaced in Tripoli as a result of the month-long clashes between rival armed militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, the local council of the Libyan capital announced. Full text...

  • Libya: UN opens consultations to end violence in Libya
    08 august 2014 13:49:50
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The vice president of the UN support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will organize consultations in Tripoli for rival armed militias and other stakeholders in a bid to end the fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, according to official statement.Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army asks militias to stop the fighting in Tripoli
    06 august 2014 20:56:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan army on Wednesday ordered all militias under its supervision and engaged in ongoing clashes in Tripoli to immediately stop fighting to allow firefighters to extinguish the raging fire at the fuel depot on the road to the airport. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 1 civilian killed, 2 injured by 'friendly fire'
    05 august 2014 21:11:59
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – One young Tunisian was killed while two others were injured on Tuesday by artillery fire by the Tunisian army in a dangerous mountainous area near the town of Fernana in the north-west of the country, the ministry of Defence has announced.Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: ICRC 'concerned' about thousands affected by Libya violence
    02 august 2014 13:32:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The International Community of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent on Saturday expressed concern about the fate of thousands of people affected by the fierce fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and the eastern city of Benghazi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen kill 15 in Nigerian state
    01 august 2014 07:06:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen numbering about 12 killed at least 15 people when they invaded seven communities in Nigeria's oil rich Rivers state, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Army launches counter-offensive in Benghazi
    31 july 2014 12:01:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The special forces of the Libyan army Thursday launched a counter-offensive to retake its headquarters in the eastern city of Benghazi that fell into the hands of the Islamist militias Tuesday, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria to raise funds for victims of Boko Haram attacks
    30 july 2014 21:46:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria will on Thursday kick off formal activities to raise funds in aid of victims of Boko Haram terror attacks in the country.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security forces arrest three Boko Haram suspects
    30 july 2014 20:12:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian security forces on Wednesday arrested three suspects including two women believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northwestern State of Katsina. Full text...

  • Gambia: Jammeh wants African leaders to unite in combating Boko Haram
    30 july 2014 12:37:06
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has called on African leaders to agree on a regional plan of action to combat Boko Haram in Nigeria and violence across the continent, Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan condemns terror attacks in 2 Nigerian states, Cameroon
    28 july 2014 21:50:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ''wholeheartedly'' condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the northern states of Kano and Adamawa States as well as the kidnap of the Lamido of Kolofata in Northern Cameroon, Lamido Seini Lamine, and the wife of the Vice Prime Minister of Cameroon. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Four die, 8 injured in Nigeria blast
    28 july 2014 14:27:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Four persons died and eight others were injured in a bomb explosion at a fuel station in Nigeria's northern city of Kano Monday, the police said. Full text...

  • Libya: Rocket hits fuel depot, causes huge fire in Tripoli
    28 july 2014 10:31:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A fuel tank located in a depot on the road to Tripoli Airport has been hit by a rocket, causing a huge ball of fire and forcing the Libyan Government to seek international assistance, the government said in a statement on Sunday evening.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Five die in Nigeria church attack
    27 july 2014 22:20:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five persons were killed when an explosive device was lobbed at a Catholic church in Nigeria's northern city of Kano Sunday, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Public safety chief killed in Sabratha
    27 july 2014 18:15:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The public safety chief of Libya's western city of Sabratha, Police Col, Hassein Kamoka, was shot dead on Sunday at his residence by unknown gunmen, in the latest example of the security chaos in the country’s regions, Libya's Interior Ministry said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition seeks international probe of attempted assassination of its leader
    27 july 2014 15:02:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for an international inquiry into last Wednesday's suicide bomb attack against one of its leaders, former head of state Muhammadu Buhari, in the central city of Kaduna. Full text...

  • Libya: 26 die, 40 wounded in Benghazi clashes
    27 july 2014 10:16:52
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The violence that has ravaged Libya's second city of Benghazi continued unabated on Saturday, when clashes between the Libyan Army's special forces and armed groups left 26 dead and 40 wounded. Full text...

  • UN: ICC prosecutor urges Libyans to halt violence
    25 july 2014 20:33:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, says she is "deeply troubled" by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court.Full text...

  • Nigeria: One killed, eight injured in Kano blast
    25 july 2014 07:01:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Thursday's bomb attack in Nigeria's northern city of Kano killed one person and injured eight others, the police said. Full text...

  • Libya: Army warns against foreign intervention in Libya
    24 july 2014 18:25:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan army has said although the continuing violence in Tripoli and Benghazi has made the north African country a fertile ground for foreign intervention, such a development would make Libya lose its sovereignty and the dignity of its people. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian NGOs denounce "massacres" in Gaza
    24 july 2014 16:03:56
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - In a statement issued on Thursday in Nouakchott, the national Forum of human rights organizations (FONADH), a coalition of about 20 Mauritanian NGOs, has condemned the "massacres", by the Israeli army, of civilians including women and children in the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan PM denies requesting foreign military intervention
    24 july 2014 12:33:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has said it never requested a foreign military intervention in Libya to deal with the security chaos in the country.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns ongoing violence in Libya
    23 july 2014 22:00:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Opposition leader says he is target of ''assassination'' attempt
    23 july 2014 20:50:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition leader and former military head of state retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday he was the target of one of the two bomb attacks in Kaduna, capital of the eponymous central state of Kaduna. Full text...

  • Nigeria: "Missing" Air Force aircraft technician found alive after helicopter crash
    23 july 2014 17:27:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Wednesday announced that the engineering crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter, who was earlier declared missing has been found alive. Full text...

  • Libya: Special forces on alert after double car bombing in Benghazi
    23 july 2014 15:56:50
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Libya has placed the elite units of its special forces on full alert after a double car bombing incident killed seven people, including two suicide bombers, in Benghazi, military sources revealed here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in car bomb attack
    23 july 2014 14:13:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed on Wednesday when a powerful car bomb exploded in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Fuel depot hit by rockets
    23 july 2014 11:31:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A fuel depot in Tripoli was Wednesday hit by a rocket after the resumption of indiscriminate firing of rockets by the rival armed groups which have been fighting around the airport in the Libyan capital since 13 July, the Libyan television reported.Full text...

  • Kenya: Gunmen kill two in Kenyan port city 
    22 july 2014 12:50:29
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Hooded gunmen have killed two persons and wounded two others in Mombasa's low income neighbourhood of Majengo, near the area where four persons were killed hours earlier, Police said Tuesday.Full text...

  • Libya: '16 die, over 100 injured in Benghazi clashes'
    22 july 2014 12:42:50
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Sixteen people have died and more than 100 wounded in continuing armed clashes between the units of the Libyan Army's special forces and the Ansar Asharia militia group in the country's second city of Benghazi, according to the latest official toll.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military plans to raid Damboa over hoisting of Boko Haram flag
    21 july 2014 18:41:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian Defence Spokesman, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Monday said the military is preparing to embark on actions that will reverse current insecurity manifestations in the Damboa area of Borno State which the Boko Haram insurgent group overran and hoisted their flags.Full text...

  • Libya: '47 die, 120 injured in Tripoli airport clashes'
    21 july 2014 13:05:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 47 people were killed and 120 others injured in clashes between armed groups at the Tripoli international airport and its immediate surroundings, the Libyan Ministry of Health has announced. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 die in fresh fighting at Tripoli airport
    20 july 2014 12:18:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least five persons were killed on Sunday in Gasr Ben Ghashir district in Libya's capital city of Tripoli, after fresh fighting broke out around the airport, which has witnessed a week of deadly clashes by armed groups, the local media reported. Full text...

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