Violence in Africa -
  • Libya: Two police officers killed in bomb attack on security check point
    16 march 2015 16:31:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan police officers were killed and five others injured following a bomb attack at Al-Ghirane check point in Janzour zone west of Tripoli on Sunday, according to sources at a medical centre in the capital where two bodies of the victims were taken Monday. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bomb explosion kills soldier in Misrata
    16 march 2015 11:54:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A car bomb exploded on Monday near the headquarters of a military base in the district of Abou Roueia, Misrata, some 220 kilometres from the Libyan capital, Tripoli, killing a soldier and injuring another, military sources and witnesses reported. Full text...

  • Libya: 25 killed in Daech-Fajr Libya clashes in Sirte
    15 march 2015 13:51:44
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Twenty-five persons died on Saturday in Sirte, 450 kilometres east of the capital, Tripoli, when fierce fighting broke out between the Fajr Libya militias and the elements of the Libyan branch of Daech (Islamic State), PANA reported Sunday, quoting military sources here. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Violence against women, a major social problem in Senegal'
    08 march 2015 15:12:55
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A report by UN Women, published on the occasion of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fourth World Women Conference of Beijing, has revealed that violence against women and girls is a major social problem in Senegal.Full text...

  • Mali: Govt. condemns 'criminal' Bamako attack
    07 march 2015 12:49:36
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Government has strongly condemned the “criminal attack” perpetrated on Friday night in a bar in the capital, Bamako, by two masked people that claimed the lives of five people.Full text...

  • Libya: Radical Islamist groups seize two oil fields
    04 march 2015 14:00:03
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Gunmen, suspected to be members of radical Islamist groups linked to the Libyan branch of Daech (Islamic State), have seized the oil fields of al-Bahi and al-Mabrouk (south-east) after overpowering government security men guarding the fields. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 12 killed in suicide bomb attack in Kano
    24 february 2015 17:44:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 12 people were killed on Tuesday when two suspected suicide bombers struck at a popular motor park in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: American woman kidnapped in Nigeria
    24 february 2015 17:41:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen have kidnapped an American woman in Nigeria's central Kogi state, the police said in the capital city of Lokoja on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Tanzania: New CAR violence triggers new displacement into DR Congo
    24 february 2015 14:07:33
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - An upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has triggered fresh displacement inside the country and across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency reported Tuesday.Full text...

  • Tunisia: France backs AU in fight against Boko Haram
    23 february 2015 10:10:51
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - France has expressed support for the efforts being made by the African Union (AU) to get the backing of the UN Security Council for the fight against the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military 'retakes' Baga town
    22 february 2015 11:27:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said its troops fighting the terror group Boko Haram in the country's North-east have reclaimed the town of Baga, which the insurgents seized after a twin attack early January 2015, killing hundreds. Full text...

  • UN: UN official welcomes assurances of accountability for sexual violence in South Sudan
    19 february 2015 08:11:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, says any peace agreement reached to end the conflict in South Sudan should reflect the commitments made at the end of 2014 to ensure accountability for sexual violence crimes. Full text...

  • Libya: IS claims responsibility for execution of 21 Coptic Egyptians
    16 february 2015 09:23:01
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan branch of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who have been missing for more than one month in Libya. Full text...

  • Libya: 12 soldiers killed, 33 wounded in Benghazi fighting
    15 february 2015 13:31:45
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A total of 12 soldiers have been killed and 33 others injured in the fighting in the last four days in Benghazi. Full text...

  • UN: Report urges end to violence against children in Africa
    12 february 2015 01:10:05
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN-backed report said African girls and boys continue to be subjected to distressing levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence despite the significant legal and policy measures adopted throughout the region. Full text...

  • Libya: One soldier killed, 26 injured in the latest clashes in Benghazi
    09 february 2015 21:21:24
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least one Libyan soldier was killed and 26 others wounded in clashes during an offensive launched by the army in "the final assault" to dislodge Islamist militias from Benghazi, said the military and hospital sources.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Lake Chad basin countries set up force to fight Boko Haram insurgents
    09 february 2015 18:11:12
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (CBLT) are setting up a multinational force 8,700 strong to fight the Boko Haram militant group, which is fighting to create an Islamic state in Northeastern Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon.Full text...

  • Libya: 12 soldiers killed in three days in Benghazi
    07 february 2015 17:46:32
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Twelve Libyan soldiers were killed and 52 others injured in clashes that broke out over the past three days between the Libyan army units and armed militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military flushes Boko Haram out of five towns
    02 february 2015 20:18:21
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military announced Monday that it has flushed out Boko Haram insurgents from five towns in Nigeria's North-east Borno State, from where the insurgents launched a second attack on the key city of Maiduguri on Sunday before they were repelled by the military. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Bomb explosion rocks venue of Presidential rally
    02 february 2015 18:28:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bomb explosion rocked the car park of a stadium in Nigeria's North-eastern city of Gombe, a few minutes after President Goodluck Jonathan addressed an electioneering campaign at the stadium on Monday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Libya: Police officer killed, 2 others injured in Tripoli car-bomb attack
    02 february 2015 12:08:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A police officer was killed and two others injured in a car bomb attack targeted at the seat of the Department of Central Security in the district of Sidi al-Masri in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Again, attack on key Nigerian city repelled
    01 february 2015 15:50:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military, backed by local vigilantes, on Sunday succeeded in repelling the second attack in as many weeks on the North-eastern city of Maiduguri by the terror group Boko Haram, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri again
    01 february 2015 11:00:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's terrorist group, Boko Haram, on Sunday launched a fierce attack on Maiduguri, the capital of North-east Borno State, in the second attempt in as many weeks to seize the city, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Sudan: UN chief concerned about hostilities in Darfur, violence in Mali
    29 january 2015 19:26:04
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in Darfur following reports of an escalation of hostilities between the Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements in Central Darfur and the resulting displacement of civilians, according to the Secretary-General's spokesman. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military ignored warning of Baga, Monguno attacks - Amnesty International
    29 january 2015 10:45:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - New evidence shows that the Nigerian military was repeatedly warned of impending Boko Haram attacks on the north-eastern towns of Baga and Monguno which claimed hundreds of lives, and failed to take adequate action to protect civilians, according to Amnesty International. Full text...

  • Libya: EU condemns Tuesday's terror attack on Tripoli hotel
    27 january 2015 15:39:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The senior representative for foreign affairs and common security policy at the European Union (EU), Frederica Mogherini, Tuesday described the attack by armed groups on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli and the car bomb explosion in its parking lot as "deplorable attacks". Full text...

  • Libya: 11 killed, 44 injured in renewed fighting in Benghazi
    26 january 2015 15:04:06
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Two civilians and nine soldiers were killed while 44 others were injured in renewed fighting Sunday between the Libyan army and the Islamist militias in Benghazi, according to medical sources here Monday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Amnesty International warns of humanitarian crisis from Boko Haram attacks
    26 january 2015 12:29:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Failure to protect hundreds of thousands of civilians from the escalating attacks by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram could lead to a disastrous humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International warned Monday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks key Nigerian city
    25 january 2015 14:08:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military and the insurgent group Boko Haram were engaged in a hot battle on Sunday after the terrorists launched an offensive to seize Maiduguri, capital of the north-east Borno state which is the base of the sect, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in an ambush
    23 january 2015 17:00:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Three Libyan soldiers were killed Friday by unidentified armed people in an ambush near the area of al-Mkheili in the eastern region of the country, said a statement issued by the Army's General Staff. Full text...

  • Libya: 1 soldier killed, 13 injured in new armed clashes
    21 january 2015 22:24:33
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – At least one Libyan soldier has been killed and 13 others injured in new armed clashes on Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Libya: US advises its citizens not to travel to Libya
    21 january 2015 16:59:14
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The US State Department has reiterated its warning to American citizens from travelling to Libya and called those already there to leave the country rapidly. Full text...

  • Tunisia: 1m people flee their homes because of Boko Haram, says IOM
    21 january 2015 12:13:37
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the acts of violence perpetrated by Nigeria's terror group Boko Haram have forced at least one million people to flee their homes. Full text...

  • Libya: Warring parties violate ceasefire, resume fighting in Eastern Libya
    20 january 2015 12:56:46
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The ceasefire announced by the warring parties in Libya, in support of the Geneva inter-Libyan peace talks, has been violated as fighting resumed between the Libyan soldiers and the Islamist militias. Full text...

  • Botswana: Gaborone condemn terror attacks
    20 january 2015 09:51:50
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has condemned the terror attacks and associated violence being witnessed in the various parts of the world. Full text...

  • Libya: Human rights commission warns against declining humanitarian conditions in Libya
    17 january 2015 13:28:21
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan national human rights commission on Saturday warned against the consequences of the continuous deterioration of the humanitarian situation in some Libyan cities following the fresh outbreak of armed clashes over the past few weeks. Full text...

  • Libya: Govt. urges int'l community to help oust extremists from Tripoli
    16 january 2015 12:42:36
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has asked the international community to assist it in ousting, from Tripoli, the extremist groups who have seized the Libyan capital.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Death toll from Baga much higher than 150 - Amnesty International
    15 january 2015 14:12:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the controversy over the exact number of civilians killed in the deadly insurgent attack in Nigeria's northern town of Baga continues, global rights body Amnesty International has described the attack as the 'largest and most destructive' yet. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian religious council condemns attack on French magazine
    14 january 2015 19:06:51
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Council of Religions in Mauritius Wednesday condemned last week's attack on a French satirical magazine during 12 people, including journalists, were killed in Paris. Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS condemns sporadic attacks by Boko Haram
    13 january 2015 15:36:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS has expressed 'grave concern' at the persistent attacks by the insurgent group, Boko Haram, in North-east Nigeria, following last week attack in Baga, Borno state, that some reports said left as many as 2,000 people dead. Full text...

  • Libya: New armed clashes reported in Benghazi
    12 january 2015 21:46:35
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting has again broken out between units of the army and Islamist militias of the Choura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries for the control of the port of Mreissa, in the eastern Libyan city, military sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police warn against pre-election violence in Nigeria
    12 january 2015 18:48:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Police issued a statement Monday warning citizens to desist from pre-election violence or face the full-wrath of the law.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan issues directive on Baga massacre
    12 january 2015 15:03:01
    Ibadan, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid a global outcry over the reported killing of 2,000 civilians in Nigeria's North-east town of Baga last week, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan said Monday he had given a directive to the National Security Adviser to tell Nigerians what really happened.Full text...

  • Libya: 9 killed, 15 injured in armed clashes in eastern Libya
    10 january 2015 14:15:37
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Nine people have been killed and 15 others injured in fierce fighting on Saturday between Libyan army units and radical Islamist militias in the locality of Aïn Mara, near the eastern city of Derna, which has been held by Jihadists since the fall of the Mouammar Kaddafi regime in 2011.Full text...

  • Gambia: Govt. gives detailed account of failed coup attempt
    08 january 2015 15:02:33
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister, Nenneh Macdoual Gaye, giving a detailed account of the 30 December, 2014, attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh from power after 20 years, said the assailants planned to kill service chiefs and other individuals as well as launch attacks on key government installations. Full text...

  • Sudan: Guard killed, another wounded over dispute within LJM
    08 january 2015 13:18:19
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A guard with the West Darfur Governor was killed and another wounded over a dispute that erupted within the ranks of the former rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Insurgents attack base of Multi-National Joint Task Force
    04 january 2015 13:35:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected insurgents of the Boko Haram group Saturday attacked the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Baga, Nigeria's North-east Borno State, dislodging the soldiers, according to the online Premium Times newspaper. Full text...

  • 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...

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