Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • UN: Fresh violence in South Sudan uproots 15,000 - UN reports
    08 january 2016 19:18:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Fighting between armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, with hundreds of houses burnt down or looted, has uprooted 15,000 people over the past five weeks, and 500 a day are now pouring into Uganda, the UN refugee agency reported on Friday.Full text...

  • Libya: 11 killed, 6 injured in clashes between Libyan army, Daech
    04 january 2016 14:09:19
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting broke out on Monday between military guards of oil installations and Daech terrorists in the residential district of the oil and gas complex at Lanouf, 600 kilometres East of the capital, Tripoli, leaving 11 persons dead and at least six others injured, reliable military sources said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared killed in suicide attack
    28 december 2015 18:25:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed and injured on Monday when two suicide bombers attacked a market in Madagali, Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Zambia: UN experts dismayed by presidential pardon for Zambian musician convicted of rape
    23 december 2015 09:34:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – UN human rights experts have criticised Zambian President Edgar Lungu for pardoning local musician Clifford Dimba, popularly known as General Kanene, who was convicted of the rape of a 14-year-old girl and appointed as an ambassador in the fight against gender violence.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen attack foreigners, kill 3 policemen, 3 civilians
    20 december 2015 21:54:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen killed three policemen and three civilians during an attack on some foreign workers in the Guba Shango axis in Nigeria's northern Gombe state on Saturday, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt warns of plan by Boko Haram to make fresh abductions
    18 december 2015 23:10:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government Friday warned that Boko Haram terrorists are planning another sensational abduction of pupils/students or foreigners in a desperate effort to raise funds, through ransom, for food, medical and arms supply. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan special forces deployed in Benghazi
    16 december 2015 11:51:14
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Several units of the Libyan special forces were on Wednesday deployed in the eastern city of Benghazi to maintain order and security in the city that has been torn by a wave of violence. Full text...

  • UN: UN rights office urges immediate decisive action in Burundi
    15 december 2015 14:44:27
    New York, US (PANA) - Following the escalation of violence in Burundi, the UN rights officeFull text...

  • Nigeria: Fighting between army, Shiite sect leaves many dead
    13 december 2015 12:45:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Fighting that left has many people dead and injured continued till the early hours of Sunday between Nigerian Army soldiers and Shiite members, who clashed in the country's northern city of Zaria on Saturday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • UN: UN rights chief warns on inter-communal strife in CAR
    11 december 2015 22:35:29
    New York, US (PANA) - On the eve of a constitutional referendum meant to help stabilize the Central African Republic (CAR) following conflict between Muslims and Christians, UN human rights chief Zeid Al Hussein on Friday expressed deep concern at mounting sectarian language, warning of inter-communal strife due to the highly volatile pre-election atmosphere. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Military will meet deadline to defeat Boko Haram'
    08 december 2015 16:16:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian government spokesman Lai Mohammed Tuesday assured that the country's military would meet the deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands and displaced over 2 million people, mostly in the country's North-east. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan political parties warn of looming genocide in Burundi
    04 december 2015 14:33:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The regime in Burundi is making a trial run of another genocide on the African continent, according to two political parties in neighbouring Rwanda which suffered the systematic killing of people in 1994.Full text...

  • Tunisia; Suicide bomber identified
    27 november 2015 00:40:19
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Ministry of Interior on Thursday announced that the suicide bomber who struck the presidential security bus, leaving many dead, had been identified by the DNA tests carried out on his remains. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges concerted action to end violence against women, girls
    25 november 2015 17:26:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing deep concern about atrocities being committed Full text...

  • Libya: 2 killed, 5 injured in rival militia clashes in Tripoli
    24 november 2015 14:27:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two persons were killed and five others injured over the last two days in clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between rival armed groups of the armed militia, Fajr Libya.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 20 killed in fresh Nigeria bombing
    18 november 2015 20:10:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - About 20 people were killed in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Wednesday when two bombs exploded in the city’s GSM market, near Farm Market, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 32 die in Nigeria bombing
    18 november 2015 12:26:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 32 people were killed while 80 others were injured when a bomb exploded at the tipper garage market in Yola, Nigeria's north-east Adamawa State, on Tuesday evening, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • UN: UN moves to tackle gender-based violence in Somalia
    05 november 2015 21:42:16
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed toll free hotline has been launched for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia to tackle sexual violence by enhancing timely response to abuse cases and offering information on accessible health services.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army publishes picture of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists
    28 october 2015 23:22:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army Wednesday published the pictures of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists, including that of group leader Abubakar Shekau. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy deplores recent violence in CAR
    28 october 2015 18:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian troops kill 30 terrorists, rescue 338 hostages in raid on BH camps
    28 october 2015 11:20:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian troops battling the Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east have killed 30 of the terrorists and rescued 338 people, made up of 8 male adults, 138 female adults and 192 children, the Nigerian army said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: New UN report calls for youth violence prevention programmes
    27 october 2015 20:32:19
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday stressed the need for coordinated and systematic approach to youth violence prevention programmes through a broad range of health, education and social interventions. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 4 suicide bombers meet Waterloo
    25 october 2015 22:58:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up on the outskirts of Nigeria's North-eastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing one other person and injuring 10, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomber kills 3 in beleaguered Nigerian city
    24 october 2015 12:34:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A female suicide bomber killed three persons and injured many more when she detonated the explosives strapped to her body in Nigeria's North-eastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 27 die, 96 injured in Yola mosque bomb
    23 october 2015 22:35:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 27 people died and 96 others were injured on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Yola, capital of Adamawa State in Nigeria's North-east, according to rescue agencies. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Scores feared killed in Nigeria mosque blast
    23 october 2015 18:03:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Scores of worshippers are feared dead in a bomb attack at a mosque in Yola, capital of Adamawa state in North-east Nigeria, on Friday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in mosque bombing
    23 october 2015 10:14:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A suicide bomber early Friday attacked a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's north-east Borno State, during early morning prayers, killing many worshippers, rescue agencies said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military, vigilantes 'kill 150 Boko Haram terrorists'
    22 october 2015 17:03:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 150 members of the Boko Haram terror group were killed during a joint operations by the military, local vigilantes and hunters in Adamawa State in North-east Nigeria on Tuesday night, the private Punch newspaper reported on Wednesday. Full text...

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