Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: 80 more Boko Haram members surrender
    02 october 2015 11:37:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Eighty more members of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has surrendered to Nigerian Army troops in North-east Borno State, according to Army spokesman Sani Usman. Full text...

  • Belgium: IOF condemns violence in Central African Republic
    30 september 2015 18:42:14
    Brussels, Belgique (PANA) - International Organization of the Francophonie Secretary General, Mrs Michaëlle Jean has strongly condemned the continuing violence which in the past few days caused several deaths in Bangui, capital of Central African Republic.Full text...

  • UN: UN stresses need for access to thousands affected by CAR violence
    29 september 2015 19:17:16
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have again expressed their concern on Tuesday over the Full text...

  • Tanzania: IOM condemns weekend violence, looting in Bangui
    29 september 2015 12:46:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has condemned the resurgence of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), where at least 36 people have reportedly been killed since Saturday and another 100 wounded.Full text...

  • Libya: 2 Libyan soldiers killed, 8 injured in new Benghazi clashes
    29 september 2015 10:53:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Two soldiers were killed and eight others injured on Monday evening following fresh clashes between the Libyan army units and Islamic militias in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, hospital sources said on Tuesday.Full text...

  • UN: UN, relief agencies condemn renewed violence against civilians in CAR
    28 september 2015 13:15:27
    New York, US (PANA) - The interim UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Marc Vandenberghe, and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Monday condemned renewed violence against civilians in the capital, Bangui, and called on all parties to respect international law, protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate from insecure areas.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Ruling party says military can defeat Boko Haram within 3-month deadline
    27 september 2015 16:03:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Sunday that the ''string of successes'' recorded by the military in the battle against Boko Haram has shown that the terror group can indeed be defeated within the time stipulated by President Muhammadu Buhari.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen who attacked secret police office 'free' 30 suspected terrorists
    27 september 2015 10:34:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The gunmen who attacked the office of Nigeria's secret police, known as the Department of State Services (DSS), in northern Kogi State on Friday freed 30 suspected members of the Boko Haram terror group who were being detained in a DSS facility in the state capital, Lokoja, the private Punch newspaper reported Sunday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 1 killed as gunmen attack Nigeria secret police state office
    26 september 2015 13:41:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One policeman was killed when gunmen suspected to be members of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram attacked the office of the secret police, known as the Department of State Services (DSS), in Lokoja, capital of northern Kogi state, on Friday night, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Over 200 Boko Haram terrorists surrender to military
    25 september 2015 23:35:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military announced on Friday that over 200 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have surrendered to the troops battling the insurgents.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Troops destroy Boko Haram fuel depot, rescue more abducted persons
    25 september 2015 12:38:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian troops battling the terror group Boko Haram have discovered and destroyed a key fuel depot operated by the insurgents, according to army spokesman Sani Usman.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Security alert issued on Lagos seaports
    24 september 2015 10:35:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The office of Nigeria's National Security Adviser (NSA) has issued a security alert on possible Boko Haram attack on Lagos seaports, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Niger: Chad, Niger reaffirm determination to fight Boko Haram
    22 september 2015 14:03:08
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - President Idriss Déby of Chad and Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger have expressed their satisfaction at the cooperation between the defence and security forces of their two countries to fight the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.Full text...

  • UN: UN chief strongly condemns reported violence against civilians in Burkina Faso
    21 september 2015 21:08:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned reports of violence against civilians in Burkina Faso and urged the country’s defence and security forces, especially the Presidential Guard, to exercise restraint and respect the human rights of all citizens.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army chief dismisses Boko Haram leader as 'noise maker'
    21 september 2015 19:58:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's army chief Monday blasted Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, dismissing him as nothing but a 'noise maker'. Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: Abductors of ex-Nigerian minister demand 100m Naira
    21 september 2015 17:41:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The abductors of Nigeria's former Minister of Finance Olu Falae have demanded a ransom of 100 million Naira (US$500,000) for his release, the private Premium Times newspaper reported Monday, a few hours after news broke that the 77-year-old had been kidnapped from his farm in South-west Ondo state. Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: 54 dead, 95 injured in Nigeria blast- Police
    21 september 2015 17:18:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 54 people were killed and 95 others injured in Sunday night's multiple blasts in Nigeria's North-eastern city of Maiduguri, the police confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many killed in Maiduguri blast
    21 september 2015 09:40:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were killed in multiple bomb attacks in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 18 killed, 150 houses razed in Nigeria attack
    17 september 2015 08:09:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 18 people were killed and 150 houses razed Wednesday in Kadunung village in Nigeria's central state of Plateau by unknown gunmen, the private Punch newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt negotiates with Boko Haram
    16 september 2015 10:05:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has opened talks with the terror group Boko Haram as part of efforts to secure the release of the secondary school girls who were abducted by the terrorists over 500 days ago, President Muhammadu Buhari said.Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF goodwill envoy Beckham calls for end to violence against children
    15 september 2015 17:01:03
    New York, US (PANA) - Former British football star and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Full text...

  • Nigeria: Scores of Boko Haram terrorists surrender - Army
    13 september 2015 18:24:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that ''scores of (Boko Haram) terrorists'' are surrendering to the army and that more are willing to surrender. Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: 7 killed in Nigeria IDP camp blast
    11 september 2015 16:40:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Friday's explosion at the Malkohi camp of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state, killed seven people and injured 13 others, including four emergency workers, the state government said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in Nigeria IDP blast
    11 september 2015 14:24:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people, including children, are feared to have died following an explosion that hit an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Yola, capital of Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state, on Friday, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Govt. sets up investigation commission for victims of popular revolution
    03 september 2015 13:04:27
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – The government of Burkina Faso has set up an independent commission to investigate the cause of death during the "popular" revolution during which some 30 persons were killed and 600 others injured. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Burundi releases 14 Rwandans arrested over "spying"
    02 september 2015 17:44:39
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Some 14 Rwandan nationals who were recently arrested and detained in Burundi on espionage charges have been set free and repatriated this week, Rwandan media reported Wednesday quoting Rwandan Ambassador to Burundi, Amandin Rugira.Full text...

  • Mali: Foreign journos operating in Mali threatened by Jihadists
    01 september 2015 15:23:03
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A non-identified group claiming to be "The Jihad guardians", in a message to the Malian private newspaper, L’indépendant, has threatened to attack foreign journalists operating in Mali, L’indépendant newspaper reported on Tuesday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill soldier in Nigeria
    26 august 2015 15:47:11
    ​Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two male suicide bombers detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a soldier at a military checkpoint in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's North-east Borno State, on Tuesday night, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigerian state
    25 august 2015 10:08:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six people were killed while many more were wounded on Tuesday when a female suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to her body in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east Yobe State, the private Daily Trust newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '1,059 die in 75 attacks in Nigeria since 29 May'
    20 august 2015 14:28:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 1,059 people have been killed in 75 major attacks in Northern Nigeria since the 29 May 2015 inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the Nigerian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Stefanos Foundation. Full text...

  • Mali: OIF Secretary General condemns attack on Malian hotel
    18 august 2015 20:16:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organization (OIF), Mrs Michaëlle Jean, has condemned the attack perpetrated on 7 August on Byblos Hotel in the Malian city of Sevare, near Mopti, which claimed the lives for 13 including.Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights office alarmed by ISIL's recurring violence in Libya
    18 august 2015 15:43:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), on Tuesday expressed concern over violence in Sirte, Libya, involving militants claiming Full text...

  • Nigeria: Air force bombards Boko Haram fortress
    16 august 2015 10:59:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A few days after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the new military chiefs to defeat Boko Haram in three months, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has started an aerial bombardment of the insurgents' fortress in the Sambisa Forest in North-east Borno State, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Libya: Libya complains to UN Security Council over crimes by Daech
    14 august 2015 11:53:59
    Beidha, Libya (PANA) – Libya's interim government has protested to the UN Security Council over crimes perpetrated by Daech (Islamic State) in Sirte, 450 km East of Tripoli, where at least 30 civilians were killed and hundreds others injured since Wednesday.Full text...

  • Burundi: Couple shot dead by gunmen in Bujumbura
    13 august 2015 13:49:34
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – A man and his wife were shot dead on Wednesday night by unidentified gunmen in Kamenge, one of the rare districts in northern Bujumbura spared by the violence linked to protests against the controversial third term of President Pierre Nkurunziza, security sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: North Korea threatens to withdraw its medical staff from Libya if nationals not released
    12 august 2015 22:10:54
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The North Korean embassy in Tripoli has threatened to withdraw all their medical staff operating in Libya, if their nationals abducted three months ago in the city of Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, are not freed, Libyan media report on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Libya: '12 IS fighters killed in Sirte'
    12 august 2015 20:46:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – At least 12 fighters of the terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), have been killed in fighting on Wednesday in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkina rights NGO condemns Burundi violence
    11 august 2015 22:41:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - MBDHP, a Burkina Faso human rights organisation, on Tuesday condemned "murders and physical violence" in Burundi since the beginning of protests in April against president Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to run for a third term.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 4,915 barred from travelling abroad to join Islamic State
    11 august 2015 11:47:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it barred 4,916 Nigerians from travelling out of the country, on the suspicion that they were going to join international terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), between January and March 2015. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Sea Pirates kill 4 soldiers, 1 policeman
    08 august 2015 19:27:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected sea pirates have killed four soldiers and one policeman in an attack on a military formation in the Nembe area of Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa State, the police said Saturday. Full text...

  • Belgium: Belgium deplores escalation of violence in Burundi
    05 august 2015 12:33:56
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Belgium has deplored the escalation of violence in Burundi, where an ally of the President was killed on Sunday.Full text...

  • Belgium: OIF deplores violence in Burundi
    04 august 2015 10:51:36
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The International Francophonie Organization (OIF) has strongly condemned the violence in Burundi, especially Sunday's assassination of Gen. Adolphe Nshimirimana in the capital, Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Again, Nigeria's President rallies regional efforts for anti-terror fight
    30 july 2015 10:48:32
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a two-day visit to Cameroon, has again stressed the need for Nigeria and its neighbours to work together to defeat Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Libya: 3 killed, 16 injured in tribal clashes in southern Libya
    27 july 2015 11:37:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fresh fighting that broke out on Sunday between the Zuei and Toubou tribes in Koufra, in southern Libya, have left 3 dead and 16 others injured, hospital sources said on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 10-year-old suicide bomber kills 14 in Nigeria
    26 july 2015 16:20:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A 10-year-old suicide bomber killed herself and 14 others on Sunday when she detonated the explosives strapped to her body at a busy market in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's north-east Yobe state, the police said. Full text...

  • UN: UN relief chief urges end to 'senseless cycle' of violence in South Sudan
    26 july 2015 16:06:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Following massive displacement and atrocities, civilians continue to bear the brunt of South Sudan's brutal conflict, Stephen O'Brien, the UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said on Saturday in Juba, South Sudan. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF chief stresses need to end violence against children in conflicts
    25 july 2015 06:43:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has said millions of children around the world are caught up in adults’ wars, stressing the need to end violence against children in conflicts. Full text...

  • Libya: Libyan army 'controls' strategic sites in Benghazi
    23 july 2015 21:03:08
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan national army now controls a number of strategic sites in Full text...

  • Nigeria: 29 killed, 105 wounded in blasts
    23 july 2015 10:31:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 29 people were killed and 105 others injured from the multiple explosions that rocked two motor parks in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe on Wednesday evening, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • US: US Commission tasks Obama, Buhari on rising violence in Nigeria
    17 july 2015 21:50:57
    New York,US (PANA) - The 20 July meeting in Washington DC between US President Barack Obama and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari offers both nations the opportunity to re-invigorate their commitment to, and develop initiatives that would, help curb the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said on Friday.Full text...

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