Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Burundi: Four killed, 30 injured in grenade attacks in northern Burundi
    22 june 2015 16:27:46
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – At least four people were killed on Monday in separate grenade attacks perpetrated by unidentified gunmen in Ngozi and Kirundo provinces of northern Burundi, the national radio reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out Monday in Tripoli
    22 june 2015 12:36:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting broke out early on Monday in the district of Ghout al-Chaal of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, showing an escalation of the violence that has plagued Libya over time as the army launched an offensive to retake control of the city from the Fajr Libya militias. Full text...

  • UN: UN creates International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict
    19 june 2015 19:47:56
    New York, US (PANA) - In an effort to boost the global fight against the horrors faced by women Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Explosion in Nigerian town kills 63'
    17 june 2015 13:48:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 63 people were killed in a massive explosion that rocked the town of Monguno, in Nigeria's North-east Borno State, on Tuesday, the private Premium Times reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS condemns Boko Haram attack in Chad
    17 june 2015 12:55:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS has condemned the recent Boko Haram attack in Chad that left over 20 people dead, calling it appalling, barbaric and despicable. Full text...

  • Libya: 76 killed, 288 injured in Benghazi clashes in May
    16 june 2015 19:12:22
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Armed clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi claimed the lives for 76 people, including 35 soldiers, in May, a source at al-Jala hospital said on Tuesday. The sources said 288 people were wounded.Full text...

  • Kenya: Al Shabaab army base attack reveals al-Qaeda cells still active in Lamu
    16 june 2015 08:10:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The killing of 11 Al Shabaab operatives, including top Commanders, during a Sunday raid on a Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) military camp in Buare in the coastal region of Lamu, has confirmed that the terror cells established by the al-Qaeda top command in the region remain active. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bombs leave 3 dead, 5 wounded in twin bomb attacks
    14 june 2015 13:56:57
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least three persons were killed and five others wounded in a twin car bomb attacks on Saturday evening in Derna, east of Libya, official sources said. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief warns on increased militia violence, violations in Burundi
    09 june 2015 16:06:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Deeply worried at the increasingly violent and threatening actions Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari seeks more support from France, others to fight Boko Haram
    08 june 2015 14:21:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Reiterating his Administration's total commitment to end the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Monday sought greater support from France and other countries for Nigeria's efforts. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 27 killed in Nigeria blast
    05 june 2015 12:57:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The bomb attack on a busy market in Yola in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state on Thursday evening killed 27 people and left many more injured, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • UN: UN chief, Security Council concerned over more violence in Burundi
    05 june 2015 07:33:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for calm and restraint in Burundi following rising political tensions, saying he remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt recovers hijacked UNAMID vehicles
    04 june 2015 10:48:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS), a Rapid Intervention Forces (RIF), has recovered UNAMID vehicles and other property, which were stolen earlier this week in South Kordufan, and killed at least six of the carjackers and apprehended three others.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns South Sudan violence, expulsion of UN relief coordinator
    04 june 2015 08:45:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has expressed its grave concern over the security and humanitarian situation in the country, which is torn by a conflict that is only growing more violent as it nears its 18th month. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari reacts to Amnesty International's report on war crimes by military
    03 june 2015 21:48:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday promised to study the Amnesty International report, which alleged that the Nigerian military committed war crimes and killed 8,000 people in its ongoing battle with the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east, and take appropriate action. Full text...

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