Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: 'Military will meet deadline to defeat Boko Haram'
    08 december 2015 16:16:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian government spokesman Lai Mohammed Tuesday assured that the country's military would meet the deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands and displaced over 2 million people, mostly in the country's North-east. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan political parties warn of looming genocide in Burundi
    04 december 2015 14:33:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The regime in Burundi is making a trial run of another genocide on the African continent, according to two political parties in neighbouring Rwanda which suffered the systematic killing of people in 1994.Full text...

  • Tunisia; Suicide bomber identified
    27 november 2015 00:40:19
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Ministry of Interior on Thursday announced that the suicide bomber who struck the presidential security bus, leaving many dead, had been identified by the DNA tests carried out on his remains. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges concerted action to end violence against women, girls
    25 november 2015 17:26:36
    New York, US (PANA) - Expressing deep concern about atrocities being committed Full text...

  • Libya: 2 killed, 5 injured in rival militia clashes in Tripoli
    24 november 2015 14:27:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two persons were killed and five others injured over the last two days in clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between rival armed groups of the armed militia, Fajr Libya.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 20 killed in fresh Nigeria bombing
    18 november 2015 20:10:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - About 20 people were killed in Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Wednesday when two bombs exploded in the city’s GSM market, near Farm Market, according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 32 die in Nigeria bombing
    18 november 2015 12:26:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 32 people were killed while 80 others were injured when a bomb exploded at the tipper garage market in Yola, Nigeria's north-east Adamawa State, on Tuesday evening, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • UN: UN moves to tackle gender-based violence in Somalia
    05 november 2015 21:42:16
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN-backed toll free hotline has been launched for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia to tackle sexual violence by enhancing timely response to abuse cases and offering information on accessible health services.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army publishes picture of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists
    28 october 2015 23:22:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army Wednesday published the pictures of 100 wanted Boko Haram terrorists, including that of group leader Abubakar Shekau. Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy deplores recent violence in CAR
    28 october 2015 18:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian troops kill 30 terrorists, rescue 338 hostages in raid on BH camps
    28 october 2015 11:20:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian troops battling the Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east have killed 30 of the terrorists and rescued 338 people, made up of 8 male adults, 138 female adults and 192 children, the Nigerian army said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • UN: New UN report calls for youth violence prevention programmes
    27 october 2015 20:32:19
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday stressed the need for coordinated and systematic approach to youth violence prevention programmes through a broad range of health, education and social interventions. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 4 suicide bombers meet Waterloo
    25 october 2015 22:58:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Four women suicide bombers blew themselves up on the outskirts of Nigeria's North-eastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing one other person and injuring 10, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomber kills 3 in beleaguered Nigerian city
    24 october 2015 12:34:23
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A female suicide bomber killed three persons and injured many more when she detonated the explosives strapped to her body in Nigeria's North-eastern city of Maiduguri on Saturday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 27 die, 96 injured in Yola mosque bomb
    23 october 2015 22:35:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 27 people died and 96 others were injured on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Yola, capital of Adamawa State in Nigeria's North-east, according to rescue agencies. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Scores feared killed in Nigeria mosque blast
    23 october 2015 18:03:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Scores of worshippers are feared dead in a bomb attack at a mosque in Yola, capital of Adamawa state in North-east Nigeria, on Friday, the local media reported.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in mosque bombing
    23 october 2015 10:14:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A suicide bomber early Friday attacked a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's north-east Borno State, during early morning prayers, killing many worshippers, rescue agencies said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military, vigilantes 'kill 150 Boko Haram terrorists'
    22 october 2015 17:03:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 150 members of the Boko Haram terror group were killed during a joint operations by the military, local vigilantes and hunters in Adamawa State in North-east Nigeria on Tuesday night, the private Punch newspaper reported on Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN Security Council condemns violence in CAR
    20 october 2015 21:34:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council Tuesday expressed its deep concern about Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan public bus operator's office looted in apparent 'hate crime' in Burundi
    09 october 2015 13:12:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Yet-unidentified individuals broke down doors, smashed windows and set fire at the furniture of the Burundi branch of a popular Rwandan public transport company, known as 'Volcano Express', a senior manager of the company confirmed to PANA in Kigali Friday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Over 100 terrorists, seven soldiers die in clash
    07 october 2015 13:09:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Over 100 suspected members of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram as well as seven soldiers were killed Wednesday when the terrorists attacked a key army unit in Goniri in Nigeria's North-east Yobe state, the army said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Multiple blasts kill 16, injure 10
    07 october 2015 11:57:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 16 people died in multiple explosions in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's North-east state of Yobe, on Wednesday, rescue workers said.Full text...

  • Libya: 22 soldiers killed, 128 injured in September around Benghazi
    03 october 2015 13:25:47
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Army suffered a loss of 22 soldiers and loyalist allies killed in fighting Islamist militias in September in the eastern Benghazi city where 128 other troops were injured, hospital sources said Saturday.Full text...

  • (UPDATE) Nigeria: 15 killed, 41 injured in Nigeria blast
    03 october 2015 11:15:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 15 people were killed and 41 injured in a twin blast in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja on Friday night, the private Vanguard newspaper reported on Saturday, quoting the police and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Many feared dead in Abuja bomb blast
    02 october 2015 23:42:14
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared dead on Friday evening when a bomb exploded at the Kuje market in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, the private Channels Television reported in its nightly news Friday night. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges int'l support to prevent relapse of CAR violence
    02 october 2015 14:13:55
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the need for concerted action to prevent a relapse of the "horrific" violence that tore the Central African Republic (CAR) apart, while appealing for support from the country’s partners to promote long-term peace and development. Full text...

  • 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...

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