Violence in Africa -
  • Libya: Air force bombs terrorists
    03 january 2015 17:15:51
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Air Force has bombed three strategic points in Misrata, 200km East of the capital city of Tripoli, in an effort to root out armed groups, military sources said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '40 youths abducted in Nigeria'
    03 january 2015 09:38:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen believed to be members of the insurgent group Boko Haram have abducted at least 40 youths from the village of Malari in Nigeria's North-east Borno State, which is the epicentre of the five-year insurgency that has claimed over 13,000 lives, according to local media reports on Saturday. Full text...

  • Burundi: Fighting continues in north-west Burundi
    02 january 2015 13:34:34
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Fighting continued Friday, the fourth consecutive day of violence between the Burundian army officers and a group of non-identified individuals in the North-West of the country, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Libya: Army retakes control of zone near Tunisian border
    02 january 2015 12:49:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan army said it has retaken full control of the western region of al-Assah, at the border with Tunisia, after two days of fierce fighting against the militias of "Fajr Libya", military sources said here Friday. Full text...

  • US: IOC expresses concern over plight of muslims in CAR
    01 january 2015 19:53:04
    New York, US (PANA) - ​The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Thursday said it was gravely disturbed by the recent escalation ofsectarian killings in Central African Republic (CAR), with the minority Muslim population, once more, the target of attacks by the Christian anti-Balaka group. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 2 suicide bombers die in failed church attack
    01 january 2015 12:18:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two suspected suicide bombers died Thursday when the explosives they were carrying apparently blew up before they could reach their target, a new generation church in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission says Libya risks "all-out" war
    28 december 2014 19:26:18
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday condemned a series of air strikes on targets in the city of Misrata following an upsurge in fighting across the war-torn North African country, saying that any further escalation in hostilities could plunge the nation back into an "all-out" war. Full text...

  • UN: UN mission urges end to 'senseless cycle of violence' in Libya
    27 december 2014 21:11:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday strongly Full text...

  • US: US condemns Christmas day attack on AU base in Mogadishu
    27 december 2014 15:37:17
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has strongly condemned the Christmas Day attack on the African Union (AU) forces in Mogadishu, Somalia, that left at least three soldiers and one civilian dead. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 soldiers killed, 38 others injured in Benghazi armed clashes
    27 december 2014 11:30:40
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The fierce armed clashes that broke out in the Libyan eastern city of Benghazi between Libyan army units and the Islamist militias have over the past 72 hours claimed the lives for 4 soldiers and left 38 others injured, hospital sources said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Libya: Armed men kill 20 Libyan soldiers guarding power station
    25 december 2014 14:32:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Twenty Libyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when armed men attacked a power station they were guarding in Syrte, 450 kilemetres East of Tripoli, according to a military source. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 16 soldiers jailed for refusing to fight Boko Haram
    24 december 2014 10:45:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As Nigerian military authorities get tough on mutinous soldiers amid a deadly insurgency battle in the country's North-east, 16 soldiers, including three officers, have been sentenced to two years' imprisonment each for the 14 April 2014 abduction of nearly 300 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights group decries confinement of Muslims in CAR conflict
    23 december 2014 10:49:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Hundreds of Muslim residents in western parts of the Central African Republic (CAR) are trapped in enclaves in deplorable conditions, Human Rights Watch said Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria blast
    22 december 2014 16:39:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people are feared to have been killed or injured Monday when a bomb went off at the Dukku Motor Park in Nigeria's North-east Gombe State, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Libya: Fierce fighting continues in Benghazi between Islamists and Libyan army
    20 december 2014 14:44:27
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting that broke out on Friday evening between the Libyan army and Islamist militias in the locality of al-Sabri, where the army is attempting to oust the Islamists, has continued on Saturday, say military sources.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU to punish peacekeepers involved in sexual violence
    17 december 2014 15:18:28
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women and Peace, Benita Diop, has launched a bid to effectively protect women in conflict zones by proposing a series of strict measures to punish sexual offenders. Full text...

  • Libya: 7 Libyan soldiers killed in armed clashes in Benghazi
    17 december 2014 13:38:24
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Seven Libyan soldiers have been killed, three of them in a car bomb explosion, while 36 others were injured in armed clashes in Benghazi, according to hospital sources. Full text...

  • Libya: Fajr Libya bombards Libyan oil guards
    16 december 2014 16:37:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Troops based in the central Libyan city of Sirte and allied to a coalition of Islamist groups known as Fajr Libya on Tuesday carried out air raids on positions of guards deployed around oil installations in the eastern city of Ras Lanouf, but according to military sources, they caused no damage. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan jets continue to pound Ras Jedir border post
    14 december 2014 14:05:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Determined to "liberate" the capital city of Tripoli from rebel armed groups, Libyan fighter jets Sunday continued pounding enemy positions as government ground troops advance, PANA reported, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 6 die in Kano market blasts
    10 december 2014 22:48:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least six persons died while seven others were injured in Wednesday's suicide bombing of a popular textile market in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, according to the state government. Full text...

  • UN: UN report calls for urgent scaling up of violence prevention
    10 december 2014 21:18:22
    New York, US (PANA) - One in four children has been physically abused, one in five girls hasFull text...

  • Libya: 11 killed, 51 wounded in renewed clashes in Benghazi
    10 december 2014 10:38:43
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Eleven people, including 10 soldiers, have been killed and 51 others wounded in renewed armed clashes between the units of the Libyan army and Islamist militias in the city of Benghazi, eastern Libya, hospital sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Three killed in air raid on camp near Libya-Tunisia border
    08 december 2014 17:01:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Three people believed to be supporters of "Fajr Libya", a coalition of armed groups controlling Tripoli and other cities in western Libya, were killed and several others injured in air strikes launched Monday by the Libyan Air Force.Full text...

  • Libya: 3 soldiers killed, 17 injured in Benghazi armed clashes
    06 december 2014 15:56:57
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least three soldiers were killed and 17 others injured on Friday night in armed clashes between Libyan army units and Islamist militias in different districts of the eastern city of Benghazi.Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed in renewed Libya clashes
    05 december 2014 18:31:00
    Tripoli,Libya (PANA) - Three members of the Fajr Libyan forces, a coalition of armed groups from Misrata and Islamists, were killed on Thursday in violent clashes with the former rebels of Zenten and armed tribesmen near the city of Sabratha, west of Tripoli.Full text...

  • UN: UN says violence in Kenya linked to rising inter-communal tensions
    04 december 2014 22:42:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said inter-communal tensions in Kenya have sparked outbursts of violence across the nation, Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 10 wounded in Benghazi fighting
    03 december 2014 11:53:34
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four persons were killed and 10 others injured Tuesday when rockets landed in Ben Younis, in the centre of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, which has witnessed incessant clashes between units of the Libyan army and Islamist militias, hospital sources said.Full text...

  • Libya: 3 injured in car bomb explosion in eastern Libya
    01 december 2014 14:16:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least, three persons were injured in the car-bomb explosion on Sunday evening in the Libyan eastern city of Ajdabia, local newspapers quoted eye witnesses as saying.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian state capital under Boko Haram attack
    01 december 2014 09:39:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In perhaps one of the most audacious attacks by the Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram, Damaturu, the capital of North-west Yobe state, came under heavy attack early Monday, but casualty figures are yet unknown. Full text...

  • Libya: Nearly 400 people killed in two months of fighting in Benghazi
    29 november 2014 12:45:41
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Nearly 400 people have been killed in two months of fighting in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to a medical centre in the city.Full text...

  • US: US condemns Nigeria mosque bomb
    29 november 2014 08:49:56
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States has strongly condemned Friday's horrendous attack on worshippers at the Central Mosque in Nigeria's northern city of Kano and recent attacks on innocent civilians in northeastern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Emir of Kano 'not affected' by mosque blast
    28 november 2014 22:40:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was not in the Kano Central Mosque when a bomb blast rocked the mosque on Friday, sources close to the Emir told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria mosque blast
    28 november 2014 16:48:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed or injured on Friday after an explosion rocked the Kano central mosque in the eponymous Kano state in northern Nigeria, the local media reported, quoting the military and eyewitnesses.Full text...

  • UN: Ban voices concerned over violence in Libya, urges return to dialogue
    26 november 2014 17:50:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country’s break towards democracy. Full text...

  • Libya: Two Libyan soldiers killed, five injured in Benghazi clashes
    26 november 2014 17:42:44
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least two Libyan soldiers were killed and five others injured in armed clashes onTuesday between units of the Libyan Army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Govt launches gender policy, 16 days of activism against violence in Kenya
    26 november 2014 17:27:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a new plan Wednesday to battle gender inequalities by promoting women’s rights to key government services and protection from harm. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: 'Burkina popular uprising killed 24, injured 625'
    25 november 2014 21:56:08
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The popular uprising of 30 and 31 October 2014 that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaoré killed 24 people and injured 625 others, according to a draft report of the ad hoc committee on human rights. Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed and 36 injured in fresh armed clashes in Benghazi
    25 november 2014 19:56:30
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four soldiers have been killed and 38 injured in clashes during the past 24 hours between Libyan army units and the Islamist armed militia in the city of Benghazi, according to security and medical sources.Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia condemns attacks against its nationals in Libya
    25 november 2014 19:55:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry has condemned the repeated attacks in Libya against Tunisian nationals residing in the country.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Over 30 killed in twin suicide bombings in Nigeria
    25 november 2014 17:53:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a twin suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's North-eastern Borno state which is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency that has killed over 12,000 people since 2009. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Over 50 killed in Nigeria attack'
    25 november 2014 11:54:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected members of Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram Monday carried out a massive attack on two towns along the Nigeria/Cameroon border, killing more than 50 residents in one of the towns alone, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN investigates outbreak of sectarian violence in CAR
    24 november 2014 21:01:52
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.Full text...

  • Libya: Senior intelligence officer killed in Tripoli
    24 november 2014 19:44:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead the head of the technical department of the Libyan intelligence services, Colonel Mokhtar Msadagh Naili, in Tripoli, the newspaper Al -Wassat reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 5 Lake Chad region nations plot defeat of Boko Haram
    24 november 2014 15:16:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The fourth meeting of military and security chiefs from the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) and Benin Republic began here Monday with Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen. Aliyu Gusau Mohammed, urging member nations to forge closer collaboration towards defeating the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya wipes out 100 terror suspects after Mandera massacre
    24 november 2014 11:24:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said Kenya Forces have killed 100 militants and sympathisers inside Somalia, following the massacre of 28 Kenyans by Al Shabaab terrorists in Mandera near the Kenya-Somalia border on Saturday.Full text...

  • Libya: 1 soldier killed, 5 injured as violence erupts in Benghazi after truce
    20 november 2014 13:02:01
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least one soldier was killed and five others injured Wednesday in Benghazi, eastern Libya, during armed conflicts which violated a 12-hour truce agreed by warring factions, under the supervision of the United Nations, according to security and humanitarian sources. Full text...

  • Burundi: 2 prison guards injured during jail break in Burundi
    20 november 2014 12:48:24
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Two policemen guarding the high security prison in Murembwe, Southern Burundi, were seriously injured late Wednesday night in a grenade attack by prisoners who escaped from detention, PANA reported Thursday, quoting the Public Radio and Television of Burundi. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army declares a 12-hour truce in Benghazi
    19 november 2014 12:01:26
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan army has announced a 12-hour unilateral truce, starting from 7 pm local time Wednesday, to allow the supply of relief materials and the evacuation of the wounded from some districts in the country's second city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Tanzania: UNHCR alarmed about ignored humanitarian catastrophe in DRC's Katanga province
    18 november 2014 16:41:30
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) Tuesday expressed deep concern about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Katanga in DR Congo (DRC) saying violence has forced some 400,000 people to flee their homes in the province since the end of 2012. Full text...

  • Kenya: Gang violence leaves 4 dead
    18 november 2014 12:46:57
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Four persons have been hacked to death in an apparent revenge attack hours after police raided mosques in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and arrested at least 250 people.Full text...

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