Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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