Violence in Africa -
  • UN: 'Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence'
    12 october 2014 21:24:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Almost one quarter of girls, aged between 15 and 19 worldwide, are victims of some form of physical violence, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Full text...

  • Libya: 28 killed in renewed armed clashes in Libya
    12 october 2014 13:16:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) -At least 21 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured Saturday during clashes between the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in Kikla area, south-west of Benghazi, military and hospital sources said Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya : Four killed in car explosion in Benghazi
    10 october 2014 18:28:23
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four people were killed and several others injured Friday when a bomb exploded in a car near Tibesti Hotel in east Benghazi, according to the Libyan Office for Civil Protection. Full text...

  • Kenya: 'UN peacekeepers face big test amid worsening violence in CAR'
    10 october 2014 09:50:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR) faces its biggest test since being deployed last month, Amnesty International said late Thursday amid reports of armed clashes and sectarian violence in the capital city of Bangui.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says sexual violence persists in South Sudan
    07 october 2014 19:47:53
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, has said the horrors of sexual violence in South Sudan did not end with the ceasefire agreement, calling on citizens of the world's youngest country to stand together and say "enough is enough". Full text...

  • Libya: Nine more die in fresh Benghazi violence
    07 october 2014 10:14:38
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least nine more people were killed Monday in a new outbreak of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has been witnessing a wave of killings targeting security personnel and ordinary citizens Full text...

  • Libya: 8 killed in new wave of violence in Benghazi
    06 october 2014 11:15:04
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Eight people were killed Sunday in a new wave of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has been the scene of armed clashes.Full text...

  • Libya : UN condemns violence in Libya
    04 october 2014 10:48:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The United Nations has strongly condemned the latest escalation of violence in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, where a car bomb and clashes have killed 36 people and wounded 107, as well as in other regions of the country. Full text...

  • Libya: 6 killed Friday evening in Benghazi
    27 september 2014 10:16:54
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – In an event that has become a daily ritual, six people, including three military personnel, were shot dead Friday in separate attacks in different places in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state imposes curfew after street violence
    26 september 2014 12:57:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Governor Kayode Fayemi of Nigeria's South-west Ekiti State Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state after suspected political thugs took to the streets of the capital, Ado-Ekiti, burning houses and looting shops. Full text...

  • Libya: 2 senior military officers, 6 others killed in Benghazi
    24 september 2014 12:56:16
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Eight people, four of them military personnel, including two senior army officers, were shot dead Tuesday in separate operations in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, medical sources said here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Libya: Two Libyan army officers, four civilians killed in Benghazi
    20 september 2014 10:20:55
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan army officers and four civilians, including a young civil society militant, were shot dead on Friday in separate attacks in the eastern city of Benghazi, in a fresh outbreak of the violence that has rocked the city. Full text...

  • Libya: Religious leader gunned down, 4 soldiers injured in Benghazi violence
    19 september 2014 18:22:26
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An official of Libya's Ministry of Religious Affairs (Waqfs) was gunned down late Thursday in front of a mosque in Benghazi as violent clashes, which left four other people including three soldiers injured, flared across the city. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan Air force general killed in Benghazi
    18 september 2014 13:47:13
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A General in the Libyan air force was killed on Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, as armed clashes continued in the area, hospital sources said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 13 injured in Ouerchefana zone of western Tripoli
    17 september 2014 19:37:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least four people have been killed and 13 others injured in violent clashes in Ouerchefana sector of western Tripoli, which local authorities and human rights organisations have declared a disaster zone because of the dramatic situation there.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan assures of strengthened security after deadly attack on Nigerian school
    17 september 2014 19:14:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with citizens and residents of the northern city of Kano on the loss of lives sustained Wednesday during the attack by terrorists on the Federal College of Education in the city. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 13 students, two gunmen killed in school attack
    17 september 2014 18:04:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 15 people were killed Wednesday when armed men stormed a Federal Government College in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, the police said. Full text...

  • UN: Envoy stresses need for peace, stability for Libya's progress
    15 september 2014 22:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Mr. Bernardino Leon, says three years after the fall of their former regime, the Libyan people find themselves nowhere close to realizing their hopes and aspirations for a better future, noting the urgency to take advantage of a "small window of opportunity". Full text...

  • US: Security Council deplores 'heinous' murder of British aid worker by Islamic militants
    15 september 2014 07:24:30
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of Mr. David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Full text...

  • Libya: Seven killed in separate rebel attacks in Benghazi
    14 september 2014 13:21:13
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven persons were killed Saturday in separate attacks in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, indicating a fresh outbreak of assassinations targeting the armed forces and the police, hospital sources said Sunday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Rebels anticipate major escalation in South Sudan warfare
    13 september 2014 14:31:40
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - South Sudanese rebels received six air force defectors on Saturday and warned the rebel front was prepared for a major escalation in the eight-month-long civil war.Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 11 injured in armed clashes
    13 september 2014 12:29:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least four people were killed and 11 others injured on Friday evening in renewed armed clashes in Ouerchefana, in western Libya, hospital sources said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Libya: 5 soldiers killed, 25 others abducted in Benghazi
    11 september 2014 14:33:21
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Five Libyan soldiers have been killed, seven injured and 25 others abducted in an attack on a check point manned by a unit of the Special Forces in the city of Benghazi, scene of bloody armed clashes over the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Mauritius:14 Indonesian sailors arrested in Mauritius
    11 september 2014 09:57:25
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Fourteen Indonesian sailors were arrested at Trou Fanfaron in the port area of the Mauritian capital, Port Louis, Thursday morning, following violent clashes in which a hundred of them were involved, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Burundi: Govt. condemns murder of 3 Italian religious women
    08 september 2014 14:38:50
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian government has condemned the "horrible killing, on Sunday evening", of three Italian religious women from the parish, Guido Maria Conforti de Kamenge, a popular district of in the northern part of the capital, Bujumbura.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram captures 13 towns - Paper
    08 september 2014 09:45:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram has captured 13 towns and villages in two states in the country's North-east, marking a dangerous turn in the sect's violent campaign that started in 2009.Full text...

  • Burundi: Three Italian Sisters killed in Bujumbura
    08 september 2014 08:51:22
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Three Italian Christian Sisters were killed Sunday evening in a Convent at Kamenge, a popular district in the capital city of Bujumbura, PANA learnt from security sources in Burundi. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF report says violence against children universal
    04 september 2014 19:24:16
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on Thursday said violence Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed, 4 injured in armed clashes in southern Libya
    04 september 2014 13:24:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least, three persons were killed and four others injured Wednesday evening in renewed armed clashes in Libya's southern region of Sebha, the newspaper al-Wassat reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: Rockets pound Tripoli district
    03 september 2014 13:45:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several rockets and other missiles Tuesday pounded the district of Enjila, western Tripoli, leaving several persons dead and injuring many others in a new sign of fresh outbreak of fighting after a few days of calm in the Libyan capital. Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen storm government offices in Tripoli
    02 september 2014 13:00:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan gunmen Monday stormed the headquarters of the Post and Telecommunications Department, in downtown Tripoli, the Libyan capital, as part of their protest against the reappointment of the Abdullah al-Theni as prime minister.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Groups asks ICC to prosecute alleged Boko Haram sponsors
    01 september 2014 10:00:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian non-governmental organisation Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Ms Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate allegations that certain high ranking public officials and politicians are among the sponsors of Boko Haram that has continued to engage in unlawful killings and destruction of civil property. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram takes over Catholic church house in remote town
    29 august 2014 10:56:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Boko Haram insurgents who seized Nigeria's remote town of Madagali, in northern Adamawa State, have taken over the Parish Church House of the Catholic Church in the town, the local media reported Friday, quoting the Catholic Church in Nigeria.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram declares captured Nigerian town 'Caliphate Republic'
    25 august 2014 12:35:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's insurgent group Boko Haram may have recorded the first success in its attempt to establish an Islamic Republic in the secular country, after sect leader Abubakar Shekau declared the captured Gwoza town in northern Borno state an 'Islamic caliphate'. Full text...

  • Egypt: Cairo denies involvement in bombardment of Libyan militias
    24 august 2014 14:47:08
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Egyptian foreign affairs ministry has denied stories which said that Egyptian military planes were involved in the bombardment of several targets controlled by the Islamic armed militias in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya: 12 killed, 30 injured in new air raids in Tripoli
    23 august 2014 13:13:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 12 persons have been killed and 30 others injured in new air strikes on positions occupied by armed groups from the Libyan city of Misrata, who have been involved in the month-long clashes in Tripoli for the control the city’s airport, Libyan television al-Nabaa reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya: One killed, eight wounded in Tripoli, Benghazi armed violence
    21 august 2014 18:03:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person was killed in Benghazi and eight others injured in Tripoli following the resumption of armed clashes in both cities from Wednesday night, eye-witnesses said Thursday.Full text...

  • Libya: General Haftar’s troops claim responsibility for Tripoli air raids
    18 august 2014 21:49:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Pilots of the Libyan air force loyal retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for air raids carried out by two fighter jets early on Monday morning in Tripoli on positions of militias from Misrata involved in the battle for control of the capital's airport, Libyan media reported.Full text...

  • Libya: Philippines to continue evacuating their nationals from Libya by sea
    18 august 2014 13:23:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The government of the Philippines will continue the evacuation of their nationals from Libya by sea, diplomatic sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Five killed in air raids on armed groups strongholds in Tripoli
    18 august 2014 11:15:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least five persons were killed and two others injured on Sunday night in air raids on camps in Tripoli, the Libyan capital where several armed groups from the city of Misrata have deployed to participate in the ongoing fighting for the control of the capital’s airport, hospital sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Tripoli districts bombarded with heavy weapons
    16 august 2014 12:00:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several districts of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, came under heavy bombardment Saturday from rival militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '100 boys, young men abducted'
    15 august 2014 12:31:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - About 100 boys and young men have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen from the Doron Baga community in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the private Punch newspaper reported Friday, quoting a source in the state capital, Maiduguri. Full text...

  • South Africa: Cleric slams apathy over violence in Nigeria, Gaza
    15 august 2014 08:10:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town has questioned why Africa, the United States and the international community did not "erupt in outrage" at the violence being experienced in Gaza and in northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Libya: Sanctions hang over leaders of Libyan armed groups
    14 august 2014 19:53:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – "The decision made by the Libyan Parliament to seek intervention and aid from the international community in Libya is not necessarily under military form”, said Libyan delegate to the UN, Ibrahim al-Dabachi. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, over 10 injured in continuing Tripoli clashes
    13 august 2014 21:33:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Missiles that hit the neighborhood of Ghout Al-Chaal in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues for the control of the airport, have killed 5 and injured over 10 people, according to revised figures from the Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Libya: Parliament dissolves illegal armed groups
    13 august 2014 21:09:16
    Tobruk, Libya (PANA) - Libya's new parliament on Wednesday decided to dissolve all armed groups and non-regular brigades, after calling for intervention to protect civilians and state institutions against rival militias engaged in bloody clashes.Full text...

  • Libya: 1 dies, 9 wounded in new bombings in Tripoli
    13 august 2014 12:50:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least one person was killed and nine others injured in bombings targeting the district of Ghout al-Chaal in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, as the violence ravaging the north African nation continues unabated.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state records first post-election violence
    12 august 2014 14:27:03
    Ile-Ife, Nigeria (PANA) – Violence has broken out between supporters of the candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and winner of last Saturday Governorship election in South-West Osun State, and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, with scores of people seriously injured and property destroyed.Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan special forces lose 63 soldiers in action in Benghazi
    11 august 2014 17:16:32
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Libyan special forces lost 63 soldiers and over 200 others were injured in fierce fighting with armed militias in the eastern city of Benghazi between 21 and 30 July 2014, sources in the Special Forces disclosed Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed clashes displace 36,000 people in Tripoli
    11 august 2014 11:48:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Some 7,240 families, representing about 36,200 people, have been displaced in Tripoli as a result of the month-long clashes between rival armed militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, the local council of the Libyan capital announced. Full text...

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