Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Libya: Calm returns to Benghazi after Friday's violent clashes
    17 may 2014 11:19:51
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Calm prevailed Saturday in the Libyan second largest city, Benghazi, following Friday's bloody clashes between Islamist armed groups and troops loyal to retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar.Full text...

  • Libya: Government describes action of Haftar's troops as "coup"
    16 may 2014 21:37:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has described the entry of the troops under the command of former General Khalifa Haftar into Benghazi as a “coup” against the legitimacy and the 17 February revolution which overthrew the regime of Mouamar Kaddafi.Full text...

  • Libya: Twelve dead, 91 injured in Benghazi violence
    16 may 2014 20:03:09
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Friday's clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between armed Islamist groups and troops loyal to former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar have claimed 12 lives.Full text...

  • Zambia: Violence erupts in court as opposition UPND leader appears for trial
    16 may 2014 15:33:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Nine supporters from the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) were badly injured Friday at the magistrate courts in Lusaka after a car rammed into a group of UPND supporters who had gone to show solidarity with the UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, who was appearing in court.Full text...

  • South Africa: Growing outrage in SA over Boko Haram kidnapping
    16 may 2014 15:28:13
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Outrage over the kidnapping of a group of Nigerian schoolgirls continues to grow in South Africa with protestors in Cape Town on Friday urging Pretoria and the African Union (AU) to intervene. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Several feared killed in Nairobi blast
    16 may 2014 13:22:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Several persons were feared to have been killed Friday following an explosion at the Gikomba market in downtown Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Four die in violence
    15 may 2014 11:54:34
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Four people, including two soldiers, have been killed and twelve others injured in a new wave of violence in Libya, security sources said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: British minister, military experts meet with stakeholders over Boko Haram
    14 may 2014 15:20:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The British Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Mark Simmonds, who arrived Nigeria Wednesday morning has held various high-level meetings with stakeholders on British assistance to the threat posed by the Boko Haram, especially on the rescue of the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US, Nigerian military officials, experts meet over Boko Haram, Chibok schoolgirls
    13 may 2014 17:12:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, Tuesday met with a delegation of US military officers and experts, led by the Commander of United States African Command (US-AFRICOM), Lt.-Gen. David Rodriguez.Full text...

  • UN: Mission condemns attacks on Libyan security personnel, civilians
    13 may 2014 15:53:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed deep Full text...

  • Congo: 11 killed in police-DRC group clash
    12 may 2014 13:48:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Eleven persons, including a former rebel leader, have been killed in Congo in a clash between Congolese police and a group of immigrants from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the state-run radio announced here on Sunday, quoting from a police statement. Full text...

  • Libya: Four die, 16 injured in continuing bloodshed in Benghazi
    10 may 2014 12:06:20
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four people have been killed and 16 others injured in clashes on Friday night in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between citizens and the 17 February Brigade, an armed militia, according to hospital sources.Full text...

  • Libya: Three judicial police officers die, six others injured in attack
    08 may 2014 20:11:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Three judicial police officers were killed and six others injured on Thursday in an attack in the city of Ouerchafana, in western Libya, by an armed gang, according to the chief of judicial police guards at the Justice ministry, Mr Abdallah Mohamed.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 60 CSOs say govt is unserious in tackling Boko Haram terror
    08 may 2014 18:07:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Sixty Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Thursday in Abuja released a damming report, saying that the Nigerian Government is unserious in tackling the security challenges rocking the country, especially the ongoing abduction of over 200 school girls by the Boko Haram group. Full text...

  • Kenya: Rights body decries ethnically-motivated violence in South Sudan
    08 may 2014 11:09:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A new investigation into the conflict in South Sudan has revealed horrific atrocities committed by both parties to the conflict, with ethnically-motivated attacks on civilians constituting war crimes and crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 11 more girls abducted in Nigeria
    07 may 2014 13:45:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The number of girls who were newly abducted in Nigeria's northern state of Borno is 11, not 8 as previously reported, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya rules out Somalia troop withdrawal
    05 may 2014 16:55:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Monday stated categorical that Kenya would not withdraw its troops from Somalia, until the war against the Al-Shabaab militia is won. Full text...

  • Nigeria: We don't know where the abducted girls are - President
    04 may 2014 19:46:09
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 19 days after over 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria's northern Borno State, President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday the government does not yet know the whereabouts of the girls. Full text...

  • Libya: Calm returns to Benghazi after Friday's bloody clashes
    03 may 2014 11:04:35
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Calm Saturday returned to Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, after bloody clashes between soldiers and armed groups of the Ansar Asharia sect left nine people dead, among soldiers and policemen, and 24 others injured. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Amnesty International calls for end to Boko Haram violence
    02 may 2014 16:18:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Amnesty International on Friday called for an end to the violent campaign by the Boko Haram Islamic group against civilians.Full text...

  • Kenya: US to back Nigerian military's plan against Boko Haram
    02 may 2014 11:18:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The United States has announced plans for a joint strategy with the Nigerian military to battle the terror group Boko Haram, blamed for a series of deadly terror strikes that have left over 1,500 dead this year alone.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Death toll in Abuja bombing rises to 12
    02 may 2014 09:10:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll in Thursday evening's bombing at a bus station in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja has risen from 9 to 12, with 19 injured, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '9 dead, 11 injured in Abuja bombing' (2nd Update)
    01 may 2014 23:40:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - At least nine people were killed and 11 others critically injured in Thursday night's bombing at a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, the local media quoted the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as saying. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead in bus station bombing (1st Update)
    01 may 2014 22:49:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared killed or injured on Thursday night when a bus station at Nyanya, on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, was hit by an explosion, the second in as many weeks. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Capital city rocked by explosion again
    01 may 2014 21:16:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A bomb blast has rocked Nyanya on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, scene of the blast that left 75 dead and over 200 injured on 14 April, PANA reported, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bomb explosion kills one, injures 4 others in Tripoli
    01 may 2014 17:37:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A car bomb explosion on Thursday in the district of Salaheddine, southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has left one dead and four others injured, medical sources said. Full text...

  • Libya: Police officer killed, soldier wounded in Benghazi
    01 may 2014 10:05:38
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A police officer was killed and a soldier seriously wounded Wednesday evening in Libya's second city of Benghazi, security sources said.Full text...

  • Sudan: UN alerts on dire situation in South Sudan
    30 april 2014 14:39:45
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, painted a bleak picture of human rights abuse in South Sudan where, he said, both local leaders and international community have failed to live up to the challenges, including a looming famine. Full text...

  • Libya: Former judge killed, army officer injured in Benghazi
    29 april 2014 22:02:54
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – A former Libyan judge was shot dead on Tuesday by gunmen in the city of Derna while an army officer was injured when an explosive device went off under his car in an attack perpetrated in Benghazi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate tasks executive to declare total war on Boko Haram
    29 april 2014 16:42:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Back from the Easter break, the Nigerian Senate Tuesday asked the Nigerian government to declare a total war against the Boko Haram terrorists who have been unleashing violence, including kidnappings, in the North Eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Two killed in suicide bomb attack on military camp
    29 april 2014 08:39:06
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least two persons were killed and two others wounded in a suicide car-bomb attack on a military camp in Libya's second city of Benghazi Tuesday, the public television reported, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Kenya: IGAD plans summit on South Sudan
    28 april 2014 16:45:40
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Disturbed by the ongoing civil disturbances in South Sudan, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is planning to have another summit aimed at ending the war. Full text...

  • Libya: No casualty as strong explosion hits Benghazi
    27 april 2014 10:31:42
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A powerful explosion hit Libya's second city of Benghazi Sunday, but no one was killed, the Libyan New Agency, LANA, reported. Full text...

  • Libya: More violence reported in Benghazi
    26 april 2014 12:44:02
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – More violence has been reported over the past two days in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, where the body of a woman was discovered on Friday night and six separate attacks were recorded, security and hospital sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: Ban urges countries to strengthen fight against sexual violence
    25 april 2014 22:54:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said despite the current unprecedented political will to eliminate sexual violence in conflict, hold perpetrators to account and support victims, the reality is that raping a woman, child or man is still a largely cost-free crime.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenyatta vows IGAD action against possible genocide in South Sudan
    25 april 2014 21:09:16
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday steps to stop the crisis in South Sudan from “creeping into a possible genocide” were being taken days after Rwanda’s genocide anniversary.Full text...

  • UN: Official urges greater action to combat sexual violence
    25 april 2014 09:21:08
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura has said despite unprecedented political momentum to fight rape in war zones, sexual violence remains a global crime affecting women, men and children in more than 20 countries. Full text...

  • Libya: Five family members shot dead in Benghazi
    24 april 2014 22:03:54
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Five members of the same family were shot dead and another injured slightly on Thursday evening in their house on the road to the airport of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, which has been a theatre of daily violence. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NGO seeks UN intervention over abducted girls
    24 april 2014 13:45:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the the UN to “urgently intervene'' to secure the release of the school girls who were abducted nine days ago by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: World Book Capital demands release of abducted school girls
    23 april 2014 13:23:53
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt, which is the 2014 World Book Capital, Wednesday made a collective demand for the immediate release of the girls who were abducted from their school in Chibok in the northern state of Borno, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Insurgents threaten parents of missing school girls
    23 april 2014 09:27:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected members of the violent Boko Haram sect have threatened to kill the parents of the missing school girls in Nigeria if they continue to search for their children.Full text...

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