Violence in Africa -
  • Society: Pres. Buhari says Nigerian Army capable of routing Boko Haram
    03 june 2015 21:04:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday met with his Nigerien counterpart in Niamey, after which he expressed confidence in ability of the Nigerian military to rout the insurgent group Boko Haram.Full text...

  • Libya: At least 35 soldiers, 27 civilians killed in May in Benghazi
    03 june 2015 11:48:07
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least 35 Libyan soldiers were killed and 236 others wounded last month during fighting in Benghazi, according to figures released on Wednesday by the al-Jala hospital in the city where the dead and wounded soldiers were sent. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out between army, militants
    01 june 2015 11:26:37
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Fresh fighting has broken out in Libya's eastern region of Lamlouda between the Libyan army and elements of the terrorist organization Deach (Islamic State). Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns Boko Haram for waging physical, sexual war on women
    27 may 2015 22:00:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, on Wednesday condemned Nigeria-based terror group, Boko Haram, for waging war on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights, by repeatedly raping their female captives and treating them as vessels for producing children for fighters.Full text...

  • Tunisia: 21 injured in communal clash
    27 may 2015 10:56:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Some 21 people were injured in Tuesday evening's clash between two communities in Tunisia over a land dispute, security sources told PANA here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Police officers killed in terror gang ambush
    26 may 2015 10:49:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Several Kenyan police officers are believed to have been killed on Monday in an ambush by Al Shabaab terrorists in Garissa County, Kenya.Full text...

  • Libya: 11 killed, 37 injured in Benghazi armed clashes
    21 may 2015 13:50:16
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Wednesday's armed clashes between the Libyan army and the Islamist militias, in the district of al-Laithi, Benghazi, left at least 11 persons dead, many of them Libyan soldiers, according to security sources Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Chibok girls held in bunkers in Sambisa Forest'
    20 may 2015 11:03:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 219 Chibok girls, part of the 276 who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria's northern Borno state by the insurgent groug Boko Haram, are most likely being held in bunkers in Sambisa Forest, the fortress of the insurgents, according to Borno Governor Kassim Shettima.Full text...

  • UN: Violence against women, girls shames us all - UN anti-crime chief says
    20 may 2015 07:26:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Full text...

  • Libya: 20 die in inter-tribal violence in southern Libya
    19 may 2015 11:03:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in clashes that broke out on Monday between the Touareg and Toubou tribes in the city of Oubari in southern Libya, military sources said. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ECOSOCC deplores continued violence in Burundi
    18 may 2015 15:35:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU) said Monday it was deeply concerned about the unfolding political, security and humanitarian situation in Burundi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military set to retake captured town
    17 may 2015 09:42:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has indicated it will soon retake the town of Marte in North-east Borno state which was seized for the second time a few days ago by the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Libya: 8 killed in missile attack on residential area in Benghazi
    15 may 2015 17:41:48
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven children and one adult were killed Friday following an artillery shelling that left ten people injured in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to official sources. It was the second such incident in two days. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU PSC mulls over civilian protection mission in Burundi
    15 may 2015 09:56:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission, in consultation with the East African Standby Force, to undertake contingency planning, in view of the possible deployment of an expanded mission to ensure the protection of civilians and property and facilitate the cessation of violence in Burundi.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says security situation in South Sudan deteriorating further
    14 may 2015 22:43:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loj, on Thursday in New York said the security situation in South Sudan has deteriorated further during late April and early May, describing it as "very worrying" and a devastating effect on civilians. Full text...

  • UN: ICC, UN officials urge accountability, justice on sexual, gender-based violence
    14 may 2015 17:15:54
    New York,US (PANA) - Accountability for sexual and gender-based violence and providing justice to the victims of such crimes is an integral aspect of the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s mandate, said Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, president of the court. Full text...

  • Nigeria: City under curfew after Boko Haram attack
    14 may 2015 09:29:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian military authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew on the city of Maiduguri and its environs in the country's North-east following attacks by the terror group Boko Haram Wednesday.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID deplores outbreak of violence between Ma’alia, Rizaigat in East Darfur
    13 may 2015 10:41:36
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN peace keeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, said dozens of people were killed and many others injured in the recent tribal fighting in Sudan's East Darfu State. Full text...

  • UN: UN expresses concern as deadly violence flares up across South Sudan
    12 may 2015 15:05:49
    New York, US (PANA) - A deadly outburst of violence between residents of a UN protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese capital of Juba has prompted the UN's strong condemnation and triggered wider concern over the safety of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission reports heavy fighting, atrocities in northeast South Sudan
    11 may 2015 19:15:01
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday expressed growing concern over what it called "continuing and consistent reports" emanating from two north-eastern counties about a surge in kidnappings, rapes and an overall uptick in violence, which has forced UN and other aid agencies to withdraw staff from the region.Full text...

  • UN: ICC to prosecute violence perpetrators in Burundi
    08 may 2015 16:38:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will prosecute any person who incites or engages in acts of mass violence including by ordering, requesting, encouraging or contributing in any other manner to the commission of crimes in Burundi, the Court's Prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, warned Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: At least 61 killed in inter-tribal fighting
    05 may 2015 11:32:04
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 61 people have been killed in inter-tribal clashes in Kenya’s North-west region of Turkana over cattle raids, government officials said Tuesday.Full text...

  • Libya: Army regains control of new zones near Tripoli
    30 april 2015 13:37:04
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan army and the allied forces have regained control of several zones of al-Maya, in the locality of Ouerchefana, near Bridge 27 which links the western city of Zaoui and the capital of Tripoli, which were seized by the "Fajr Libya" militias, military sources said Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: PAP president flays xenophobic attacks in SA, calls for prosecution of perpetrators
    29 april 2015 18:50:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The president of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Wednesday decried the recurrence of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and called on Pretoria to prosecute individuals responsible for perpetration of the crime in that country.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief condemns election-related violence in Burundi
    28 april 2015 20:30:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the outbreak of violence in Burundi following the nomination of President Pierre Nkurunziza as the presidential candidate of the country’s ruling party, and appealed to all Burundians to "safeguard the hard won gains made in peace and democracy". Full text...

  • UN: UN working to help relocate Burundians fleeing election-related violence
    27 april 2015 21:41:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Monday appealed for US$11.6 million dollars to plan a response for the influx of Burundians seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Libya: 3 militiamen killed in clashes with Libyan armed forces
    27 april 2015 10:09:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Three members of the "Fajr Libya" militia, who seized Libyan capital Tripoli and several other cities in western Libya, were killed on Sunday in a fierce battle with the Libyan armed forces in the city of Gharyane, 80km southwest of the capital, military sources said on Monday.Full text...

  • Libya: Bomb explosion destroys Tripoli mosque
    23 april 2015 14:41:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A bomb exploded early on Thursday near the al-Qods mosque, located in the heart of the city centre of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, causing huge damage inside the building, witnesses say. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Senate demands recall of envoy in South Africa
    22 april 2015 17:12:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate Wednesday called on the federal government to drag the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini to International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) over his comments that instigated xenophobic attacks in South Africa.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria govt demands compensation over xenophobic attacks
    22 april 2015 16:30:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government Wednesday summoned South Africa's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni “to register Nigeria’s protest over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans in South Africa.” Full text...

  • Libya: 12 die, 30 injured in renewed Benghazi armed clashes
    21 april 2015 10:53:32
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least 12 people have been killed and 30 others injured in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi, following renewed armed clashes between the Libyan army units and the Islamist groups, medical sources said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambia places priority on security of its nationals in South Africa
    20 april 2015 17:38:56
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Zambian government on Monday reassured that the welfare of Zambian nationals living in, and travelling to South Africa remains its top priority following the outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy in Libya condemns outbreak of violence in Tripoli
    19 april 2015 08:31:31
    New York, US (PANA) - The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Mr. Bernardino Full text...

  • Libya: More than 21 die in armed clashes in eastern Tripoli
    18 april 2015 11:27:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least 21 were killed on Friday in armed clashes between the Libyan army and the “Fajr Libya” forces in Tajoura, a suburb in the east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, military sources said. Full text...

  • Libya: Pro-government forces take control of military camp in Tripoli
    17 april 2015 14:54:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Pro-government armed groups in the zone of Tajoura, eastern suburb of Tripoli, on Friday seized control of the headquarters of the military Battalion 101, a stronghold of the “Fajr Libya”, rebel fighters who seize the Libyan capital, according to military sources. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Two Tanzanians killed in South Africa violence
    17 april 2015 09:39:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - At least two Tanzanians have been killed in circumstances linked to the ongoing xenophobic violence in South Africa, a Tanzanian daily reported Friday, quoting a representative of the Tanzanian community in the port city of Durban. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy calls for renewed fight against sexual violence in conflict
    15 april 2015 09:12:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, has said those who use rape as a weapon of war are becoming increasingly brutal and ruthless.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights concerned over spate of violent attacks in Mali
    15 april 2015 08:49:52
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says it is deeply Full text...

  • Morocco: Moroccan govt condemns attack on its embassy in Tripoli
    13 april 2015 18:55:29
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Morocco has condemned Monday’s armed attack on its embassy in Tripoli, calling on Libyan authorities to investigate circumstances around the attack and find its perpetrators. Full text...

  • Libya: Bomb explodes outside Moroccan Embassy in Tripoli
    13 april 2015 12:22:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A bomb exploded outside the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Sunday night, but no one was injured or killed in the blast. Full text...

  • Libya: 7 soldiers killed, 40 others injured in Benghazi fighting
    11 april 2015 14:01:36
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven Libyan soldiers were killed and 40 others injured in clashes Friday between the Islamist militias and advancing government army units, military sources said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bomb explosion kills one bomber in Misrata
    10 april 2015 13:56:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A car bomb which exploded on Thursday night near a security check point, controlled by the Fajr Libya troops, in eastern Misrata, some 220 km east of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, killed of of the bombers, according to security sources on Friday.Full text...

  • Libya: Military offensive to retake Tripoli leaves many dead
    06 april 2015 12:28:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Monday's joint military offensive in Janzour, near Tripoli by Libyan government forces and forces affiliated to them, has left several people dead and many others injured, according to security sources which did not specify the exact number of those who died.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria condemns Kenya terror attack
    03 april 2015 13:01:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government has condemned the Al-Shabaab attack that left 147 people dead at the Garissa University College in Kenya on Thursday Full text...

  • Kenya: 15 killed in deadly Garissa hostage siege (UPDATE 1)
    02 april 2015 11:45:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 15 people were killed and 65 others wounded in a deadly siege at the Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya, Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said here Thursday.Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: 4 killed as military battles masked gunmen in Kenya campus siege
    02 april 2015 07:37:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A fierce gun battle has erupted between the Kenyan military and suspected Al Shabaab militants who raided a University campus in Garissa town, North Eastern Kenya, residents said Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria Decides 2015: Gunmen opposed to election 'kill 7'
    28 march 2015 13:20:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents and riding in nine trucks and motorcycles have shot dead seven people in attacks on several villages in the Nafada local government area of Nigeria's North-east Gombe state on Saturday, the private Daily Trust newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan soldiers shoot down Fajr Libya fighter jet
    23 march 2015 14:05:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libyan troops in the zone of Gasr al-Haj, southwestern city of Rajban, on Monday brought down a fighter jet belonging to the Fajr Libya militias which had been bombarding military positions in the area, PANA reported, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Air Force intensifies strikes against Fajr Libya
    21 march 2015 18:26:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Air Force on Saturday intensified its strikes on the Fajr Libya militias near Tripoli international airport and in several camps around Maitigua air base, according to military sources. Full text...

  • Libya: Eight killed, five injured in ethnic clashes in southern Libya
    21 march 2015 13:30:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Eight people have been killed and five others injured in ethnic clashes between Touareg and Toubou communities of Oubari area of southern Libya, medical and military sources said on Saturday.Full text...

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