Violence in Africa -
  • UN: US actress Angelina Jolie calls for end to sexual violence in conflict
    10 june 2014 19:54:25
    New York, US (PANA) - Hollywood actress, activist and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ms. Angelina Jolie on Tuesday called for concerted action to end once and for all the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.Full text...

  • Kenya: Govts urged to curb gender violence
    10 june 2014 11:37:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World leaders must take concrete action to end sexual and gender-based violence in conflict during a landmark summit this week hosted by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Minister William Hague, Amnesty International has said.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Female suicide bomber kills self, soldier
    08 june 2014 16:40:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A suspected suicide bomber Sunday blew herself up, killing at least one soldier and injuring many others in the process, in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe, the official News Agency of Nigeria reported, quoting military spokesman Chris Olukolade. Full text...

  • Libya: Rocket fired at hotel own by new PM
    08 june 2014 14:32:32
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A rocket-propelled grenade was on Saturday evening fired at a hotel in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, belonging to new Prime Minister Ahmed Maitigue, but no one was injured in the attack. Full text...

  • Libya: UN expresses concern about escalating violence in eastern Libya
    07 june 2014 12:00:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The UN High Commission for Human Rights (HCDH) has condemned the escalation of violence in eastern Libya, particularly in Benghazi, where assassinations and human rights violations are increasing at an alarming rate.Full text...

  • Congo: Congo supports probe against peacekeepers in CAR
    05 june 2014 21:01:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Congolese government has said it will support any probe into allegations of the involvement of its peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) in the disappearance of 11 people in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Britain to host Ministerial summit on Boko Haram next Thursday
    05 june 2014 17:30:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Foreign Ministers of Nigeria and its neighbouring countries will next week Thursday attend a ministerial meeting, to be hosted by the British Foreign Minister, Mr William Hague, to discuss how to tackle the violence of the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 200 killed in Nigeria attack
    05 june 2014 13:48:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 200 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform and suspected to be members of the terror group Boko Haram invaded several villages in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the local Premium Times newspaper reported Thursday, quoting the MP from the area, Mohammed Ndume. Full text...

  • Libya: MP released hours after abduction
    05 june 2014 12:18:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan parliamentarian Aboubacar Mdawar has been released hours after he was abducted in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, by gunmen, the local media reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Archibishop of Canterbury meets Jonathan over violence, bombings in Nigeria
    04 june 2014 18:00:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday met with the visiting Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev Justin Delby, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where they discussed the continuing violence and bombings in the country, particularly the bombings in Jos, central Plateau State. Full text...

  • Libya: UN tasks Libyans on peace
    04 june 2014 12:54:56
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Wednesday called all Libyan stakeholders to avoid bloodshed and ensure a successful political transition, following the escalation of the country's political crisis.Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed in attack on residence of retired general fighting militias
    04 june 2014 12:16:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least three people were killed and four others injured in a suicide attack Wednesday on the residence of retired army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has led the military onslaught against armed militias in Libya, medical sources said.Full text...

  • UN: Ban calls for more action to end sexual violence
    03 june 2014 18:09:26
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday in New York said that it is time to demand action to eliminate sexual violence that harms millions of women and girls around the world.Full text...

  • Burundi: Civil society calls for probe over illegal arms distribution
    03 june 2014 16:20:43
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundian civil society organizations Tuesday issued a public petition, demanding an investigation into the distribution of the arms to the population ahead of the general elections to be held in less than a year, sources close to the organizations confirmed. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting reported against Ansar al-Sharia militias
    02 june 2014 22:28:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The special forces of the Libyan army and an elite army unit known as Saiqa, which is led by the retired General Khalifa Haftar, have intensified their offensive against armed Islamist groups affiliated to the Islamist militia, Ansar al-Sharia, in the city of Benghazi, in eastern Libya, the al-Wasat newspaper reported Monday.Full text...

  • Libya: Death toll in Benghazi fighting rises to 10
    02 june 2014 21:34:43
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Eight soldiers and two civilians were killed and five others injured on Monday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi in violent clashes between the special armed unit of the Libyan army and Islamist militants of Ansar Asharia, according to a new medical statement issued in Benghazi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military arrests mastermind of Sunday's attack at football viewing centre
    02 june 2014 17:54:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military on Monday confirmed that “a key” suspect has been arrested in connection with Sunday's car bombing which occurred at a bar and football viewing centre in Mubi, north eastern Adamawa State.Full text...

  • Libya: Death toll from Monday's violent clashes in Benghazi reaches 18
    02 june 2014 15:06:46
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The death toll from Monday's violent clashes between the Anshar Asharia armed group and a unit of the special armed forces, in the eastern city of Benghazi, has risen from 10 to 18 with 65 others now injured, local media reported.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU envoy seeks regional tribunals for CAR, S. Sudan and Nigeria crimes
    02 june 2014 13:13:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Regional and local tribunals should be created to try perpetrators of violence in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Nigeria, the African Union’s Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Camp violence intensifies in CAR'
    02 june 2014 12:42:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Violence in camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is intensifying in the Central African Republic (CAR) along religious lines, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop warned Monday.Full text...

  • Libya: Five soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes
    02 june 2014 09:59:47
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Five soldiers were killed and eleven civilians wounded in violent clashes between the Anshar Asharia armed group and Libyan army’s special forces early Monday in the eastern city of Benghazi, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Death toll from Nigeria blast rises to 18
    02 june 2014 09:56:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll from Sunday's blast at a drinking joint in Mubi in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state has risen from 14 to 18, the military said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 14 killed in Nigeria bombing
    01 june 2014 23:57:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 14 people were killed and 12 others wounded when a bomb went off at a drinking joint in Mubi, Nigeria's northern Adamawa state, on Sunday night, as the joint's patrons watched a televised football match, the state police confirmed. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns latest wave of violence in CAR
    31 may 2014 15:29:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people. Full text...

  • Libya: 1 killed, 2 injured in armed clashes in Benghazi
    30 may 2014 15:39:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – One person died and two others were injured in armed clashes between young men and the Ansar Asharia rebels on Friday in Benghazi even as fighter jets launched strikes against locations belonging to armed militias in the city, security sources said. Full text...

  • Malawi: One killed, 3 police officers injured in post-election violence
    30 may 2014 15:19:13
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - One person has been confirmed dead while three police officers were injured, one of them seriously, when irate people held violent demonstrations in the southern resort district of Mangochi Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Four more bodies discovered in Benghazi
    29 may 2014 19:47:28
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four more bodies have been discovered by the Libyan security forces in different places of the restive eastern city of Benghazi, which has been rocked by violence since 2011.Full text...

  • UN: Ban deplores recent attacks in CAR, urges end to "cycle of violence"
    29 may 2014 18:39:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday strongly condemned Full text...

  • Libya: Fighter jets bomb barracks of Islamist armed group in Benghazi
    28 may 2014 20:41:08
    Benghazi , Libya (PANA) - Fighter jets on Wednesday bombed a barracks belonging to an armed Islamist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Libya: Government condemns attack against guards at PM's office
    28 may 2014 20:03:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has strongly condemned Tuesday night's attack by armed groups against a security unit in charge of protecting the Prime Minister’s office.Full text...

  • Libya: "Ansar Asharia" threatens Libya with Syrian-like war
    28 may 2014 18:03:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The “Ansar Asharia”, a salafist-jihadist group classified by the Libyan government as a terrorist group, has threatened the country with a Syrian-like war, 12 days after former Gen. Khalifa Haftar launched “Operation Karama” to fight terror in Libya, PANA reported Wednesday from here. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR religious leaders want MISCA strengthened
    27 may 2014 13:06:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Religious leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), led by Bishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, have urged the CAR crisis mediator, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo, to strengthen the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic ( MISCA) under Congo's command. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomber dies in Jos blast
    25 may 2014 08:58:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An attempt by a suicide bomber to kill football fans in Nigeria's northern city of Jos on Saturday night failed as the bomber was instead killed in the blast. Full text...

  • Libya: Tension still high in Tripoli
    24 may 2014 11:57:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several missiles slammed into the district of Salaheddine, in the southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Friday night, as tension remains high in the city which has openly expressed support for former army General Khalifa Haftar, who last week waged a campaign against terrorists and extremist groups.Full text...

  • Nigerian: Government denies underfunding military
    23 may 2014 20:12:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Friday denied reports that the military is underfunded in its war against the Boko Haram terrorism. Full text...

  • UN: Fresh violence in northern Mali uproots hundreds of civilians
    23 may 2014 19:16:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday said deadly clashes between Tuareg rebels and Malian government forces in northern Mali have sent a "small but growing" number of terrified civilians fleeing southward and into neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President condemns attacks in Nigeria
    22 may 2014 17:28:13
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki Thursday condemned the two terrorists attacks that were perpetrated in the town of Jos, north central Nigeria, which caused the death of several civilians, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • France: Interpol Chief condemns waves of violence in Nigeria
    22 may 2014 14:05:07
    Lyon, France (PANA) Interpol Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, has condemned what he called the recent "callous" violence in Nigeria which has seen at least 118 people killed in bombings in Jos, the central Plateau State, on Tuesday, and many more fatalities during attacks in the northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Retired Army Gen. seeks transition govt.
    22 may 2014 12:10:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Former Libyan Army General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading an operation against armed groups and terrorists in a part of the country, has called on the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors to set up a transition government tagged Presidential Council. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU 'very concerned' about security situation in Libya
    21 may 2014 20:37:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday that it is "very concerned" about the deterioration of the security situation in Libya, where a retired Army General has been fighting militias since last Friday in what the government has described as a coup attempt.Full text...

  • UN: 'Renewed violence in northern Mali threatening West African region'
    21 may 2014 13:56:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission Full text...

  • Nigeria: 46 die in Nigeria blast
    20 may 2014 20:23:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 46 people died in Tuesday's twin blasts in Jos, capital of Nigeria's northern Plateau state, the police said. Full text...

  • Mali: OIF strongly condemns return of violence in Kidal
    20 may 2014 19:17:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Francophone Organization (OIF) has strongly condemned the return of violence in the Malian northern city of Kidal and called for calm.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan condemns Jos bomb blasts
    20 may 2014 18:17:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has strongly condemned the bomb blasts in Jos, the capital of the central Plateau State, describing the perpetrators of the tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil. Full text...

  • Malawi: Violence erupts in Malawi over electoral irregularities
    20 may 2014 17:43:19
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police fired several rounds of teargas to disperse frustrated voters who vented their anger on electoral staff following delays in starting polling at some centres. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Oil militants claim responsibility for explosion near refinery
    19 may 2014 22:37:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Monday claimed responsibility for Sunday's explosion near the Port Harcourt refinery in the oil rich Rivers State that left seven persons dead.Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma addresses twin tragedies in Nigeria, Kenya
    19 may 2014 18:54:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, on Monday addressed the crisis over Nigeria’s missing school children – five weeks after they were abducted. Full text...

  • Niger: Hundreds of people fleeing Nigeria conflict pour into Niger, says IRCC
    19 may 2014 16:13:07
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Hundreds of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria are seeking refuge in the region of Diffa, in Niger, according to the latest bulletin from the International Red Cross Committee (IRCC). Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen attack Congress
    18 may 2014 16:44:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An armed group on Sunday afternoon invaded the seat of the Libyan National General Congress (NGC), the country’s highest political and parliamentary authority, at the close of the plenary session devoted to discussions on the security situation in the country following clashes in Benghazi on Friday between armed groups and troops loyal to a former general.Full text...

  • Libya: Benghazi clashes claim nearly 80 lives
    18 may 2014 16:30:17
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Some 79 people were killed and 141 injured in last Friday's clashes between Islamist militias and troops led by a retired general in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.Full text...

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