Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Libya: Diplomat vows int'l community will help Libya out of violence
    19 july 2014 09:39:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – "The international community will not be spectators in what is happening in Libya," US ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones, said, vowing that the perpetrators of those crimes will be punished. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Govt condemns Israeli aggression against Palestinians
    18 july 2014 17:27:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius on Friday viewed with great concern the escalation of violence in the Israëli-Palestinian conflict resulting in the killing of innocent people, including children, and the destruction of infrastructure. Full text...

  • Libya: UN Security Council condemns violence in Libya
    18 july 2014 15:04:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned the latest violence in Libya, particularly in Benghazi and the outskirts of Tripoli airport. Full text...

  • Libya: Ceasefire deal reached by armed groups fighting at Tripoli airport
    18 july 2014 12:46:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The armed groups fighting for turf at the Tripoli Airport in Libya have reached a ceasefire agreement, PANA learnt from usually-reliable sources Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: No casualty in Friday car bomb
    18 july 2014 11:39:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A car bomb exploded Friday morning in the district of Gargour in Libya's capital city of Tripoli, but there were no casualties, as rival militias persisted in perpetrating violence in the city.Full text...

  • Libya: Ex-Libyan MP killed
    17 july 2014 19:00:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Former member of the Libyan National General Congress (NGC, Parliament) Full text...

  • Nigeria: Alleged Abuja terror mastermind extradited back to Nigeria
    15 july 2014 16:11:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The alleged mastermind of the 14 April bombing in Nyanya, near Abuja, Abubakar Sadiq Ogwuche, which killed about 80 people was Tuesday successfully extradited back to Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 dead, 9 wounded in fresh armed clashes in Benghazi
    14 july 2014 18:46:44
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least five persons have died and nine others wounded in fresh armed clashes on Sunday in East Benghazi, which featured Islamist militias against the retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar troops, helped by Libyan army units.Full text...

  • Mauritania: Mauritanian govt condemns Israeli violence against civilians in Gaza
    14 july 2014 17:41:36
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian government on Monday denounced what it called "the criminal military aggression" perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people in Gaza”, PANA reported from Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army begins 4-day appraisal meeting of anti-Boko Haram operations
    14 july 2014 15:01:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Top operational commanders and leadership of the Nigerian Army Monday began a four-day meeting in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to appraise their operational and administrative performances in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency against the Boko Haram terror group.Full text...

  • Libya: UN counsels against use of force to settle political disputes
    14 july 2014 11:27:09
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Following armed clashes that have killed nine and wounded 30 in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, since Sunday, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has urged all those concerned to desist from the use of force to settle political disputes. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Nouakchott condemns Israeli raids in Gaza
    13 july 2014 13:28:24
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Mauritanian political groups have condemned the bombardments of the Israeli armed forces against Palestinian populations in the Gaza strip and called for an immediate end to their action.Full text...

  • Libya: '18 killed in Benghazi since start of Ramadan'
    10 july 2014 13:16:09
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A total of 18 people have been killed in Libya's second city of Benghazi since the beginning of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, 10 days ago. Full text...

  • Congo: International community tasked on CAR crisis
    10 july 2014 11:57:36
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Archbishop of Bangui Dieudonne Nzapalainga has urged the international community to act with more urgency and determination to help resolve the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Politicians, leading opposition party linked to destroyed Boko Haram camps'
    09 july 2014 18:20:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian government Wednesday announced that some unnamed prominent politicians are currently being interrogated following the discovery of their identity cards in Boko Haram terrorists’ camps destroyed inside the Balmo forest in Bauchi State last week. Full text...

  • UN: Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery
    08 july 2014 22:36:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that the violence in Central African Republic (CAR) was threatening humanitarian assistance and creating major difficulties for relief workers in the field.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Troops kill 44 Boko Haram insurgents, capture 2 foreign mercenary fighters
    07 july 2014 18:34:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Monday announced that it killed over 44 Boko Haram terrorists in the Borno State town of Kerenoa and its adjoining communities when Nigerian troops repelled the attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on the communities. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: PM wants UN arms embargo on CAR lifted
    07 july 2014 15:22:30
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Central African Republic (CAR) interim Prime Minister, Andre Nzapayeke, on Monday called for the lifting of the UN arms embargo on his country, saying CAR needs to arm its military to effectively provide security during elections scheduled for 2015.Full text...

  • Kenya: Terror attacks on Kenyan coastal villages leave 22 dead
    06 july 2014 13:58:54
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - At least 22 people have been confirmed dead in overnight attacks in the Kenyan coastal villages of Hindi, where 65 people were killed mid-June, and in Gamba, in the Tana River Delta, Police said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Russian tourist killed in Mombasa
    06 july 2014 13:51:45
    Mombasa, Kenya (PANA) - A female Russian tourist who was shot and wounded in an attack in Fort Jesus, in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, died later in hospital Sunday, Police and medics said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military ''kills'' 53 insurgents
    06 july 2014 10:14:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has said it killed 53 insurgents and lost six troops during an attack by the terrorists on military and police formations in Damboa town in northern Borno state on Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Home of Libyan Minister attacked
    04 july 2014 10:27:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen Thursday evening attacked the home of Libya's Minister of Culture Habib al-Amine and left him a threatening message, the Libyan press agency, LANA, quoted the Minister as saying.Full text...

  • Libya: Muezzin of Benghazi mosque shot dead
    02 july 2014 19:09:58
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A muezzin of a mosque in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, was shot dead on Tuesday evening, as rockets were fired on several districts for the second consecutive night since the beginning of Ramadan, security sources said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: MPs calls for transit refugee camps for victims of Boko Haram violence
    02 july 2014 16:31:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday asked the Nigerian government to establish refugee transit camps in the country to cater for the needs of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are victims of the Boko Haram attacks. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria explosion
    01 july 2014 11:55:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed and injured Tuesday in an explosion that rocked a popular market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Ex-Libyan army officer, son killed in Benghazi
    01 july 2014 11:10:06
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A former Libyan army officer and his son were killed in the country's second largest city of Benghazi Monday evening by gunmen, security and hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Libya: Soldier killed in Benghazi
    30 june 2014 12:45:32
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A Libyan Army Officer, Col. Moussa al-Majbri, was killed Sunday night in the country's second city of Benghazi by unidentified men as he left a mosque, PANA learnt from security sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan condemns Bauchi bomb attack
    29 june 2014 16:32:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Friday night's bombing in Bauchi State and the recent mass killings in Southern Kaduna State, both in the northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 13 die in Nigeria hotel attack
    28 june 2014 14:44:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 13 people were killed and 34 others injured on Friday night when gunmen detonated explosives and fired sporadically at a hotel in Bauchi, the eponymous capital city of Nigeria's northern Bauchi State, the police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Canada condemns bomb attack on shopping mall
    26 june 2014 22:58:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Canadian government has condemned Wednesday’s bomb attack which claimed 17 lives at a shopping mall in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Libya: Car-bomb explodes near Beidha parliament
    26 june 2014 16:49:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A car bomb exploded on Thursday at a car park opposite the Parliament of the city of Beidha, eastern Libya, which hosts the Constituent Authority tasked with drafting the country's Constitution, according to security sources.Full text...

  • Libya: Lawyer killed in Benghazi
    26 june 2014 12:27:39
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Lawyer and human rights activist Selwa Aboukaikis was killed Wednesday night by gunmen in her home in Libya’s second city of Benghazi, located in the eastern part of the country, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed clashes continue in Benghazi
    25 june 2014 19:36:56
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Armed clashes were reported on Wednesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between several Libyan army units and an Islamist militia, security sources and witnesses said.Full text...

  • Libya: Parliamentary candidate killed in southern Libya
    23 june 2014 19:40:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A candidate in the Libyan parliamentary elections scheduled for 25 June was killed on Monday in Sebha, 800 km south of Tripoli, security sources said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in bomb attack on school
    23 june 2014 15:29:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people are feared to have been killed or injured Monday in a bomb attack on a school in Nigeria's northern Kano State. Full text...

  • Libya: Three killed in Benghazi
    23 june 2014 12:49:52
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Three persons were killed and three others wounded in separate attacks in Libya's second city of Benghazi on Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Libya: Six killed, 17 injured in armed clashes in Benghazi
    22 june 2014 12:55:37
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Six people were killed and 17 others injured in armed clashes on Saturday night in Benghazi after an operation was carried out to burn a huge quantity of hashish seized on a boat at the city’s port, sources at hospitals said.Full text...

  • Libya: Army officer shot dead Saturday in Benghazi
    21 june 2014 12:11:03
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A Libyan army officer was shot dead Saturday in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi, security sources said here. Full text...

  • Libya: Military judge abducted in Benghazi
    19 june 2014 22:45:08
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A military judge was on Wednesday night abducted in Benghazi, while three corpses were discovered on Thursday, as the security chaos engulfing the eastern city continues.Full text...

  • Nigeria: DSS says Boko Haram plans to bomb Abuja with petrol-laden tankers
    18 june 2014 18:44:17
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian secret service, the Directorate of State Services (DSS), Wednesday said it has uncovered plans by Boko Haram terrorists to bomb Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, with petrol-laden tankers.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police confirm 14 dead in attack on football fans
    18 june 2014 12:51:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 14 people died when suspected insurgents detonated explosive devices at a television viewing centre in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe state, Tuesday night, the police confirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in attack on World Cup viewers
    18 june 2014 10:07:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed or injured when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked fans who were watching a World Cup match at a television viewing centre in Nigeria's North-eastern Yobe state on Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Kenya: Ten more killed in fresh terror attack
    17 june 2014 08:35:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Barely 24 hours after gunmen allied to the Al-Shabab terror group attacked and killed 56 people in Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, the Islamic militants have killed another 10 in Maporomoko village, also in Mpeketoni area. Full text...

  • Libya: 12 dead, 16 wounded in Benghazi clash
    16 june 2014 09:27:16
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Clashes between the troops of retired army General Khalifa Haftar and the Islamist group Ansar Asharia Sunday left 12 dead and 16 injured in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: 48 killed in overnight attack on Kenyan resort
    16 june 2014 08:54:59
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 48 people were killed in an overnight terrorist attack on a Kenyan resort, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh armed clashes break out in Benghazi
    15 june 2014 14:13:07
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Violent clashes were reported early on Sunday in the western suburb of Benghazi, Libya’s eastern city, between the troops loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar, backed by Libyan army units, and forces belonging to Ansar Asharia and armed Islamist militias. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 7 injured in armed clashes in southern Libya
    13 june 2014 22:17:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Four people were killed and seven others injured in armed clashes at a fuel filling station in Jerma, 30 km from the south-western city of Oubari, hospital sources said on Friday.Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen attack bank in Tripoli
    13 june 2014 16:30:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A security guard was injured during an exchange of gunfire when an armed group attacked a bank Thursday in the Gorgi district of Tripoli, the Libyan capital. Full text...

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