Violence in Africa -
  • CPJ decries death threats to 4 Nigerian journalists
    01 may 2010 08:20:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four Nigerian journalists who reported the recent dismissa l of the electoral commission chairman on Wednesday received anonymous death thr e ats via text messages, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) The messages, sent from the same number, said the reporters would meet the fate of three slain Nigerian journalists. Full text...

  • Gambia's new anti-drug czar declares war on narcotics
    30 april 2010 16:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benedict Jammeh, Gambia's new anti-narcotic czar, has de clared war on drugs in the West African nation, saying he was prepared to put hi s life on the line than sit and wait for his country to drift into "a narcotic st a te", Gambia's pro-government newspaper, the Daily Observer reported Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian journalists remember 'slain' colleague on Media freedom day
    29 april 2010 19:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- As part of the celebrations marking the World Press Freedom Day, the Association of Cameroonian Journalists (UJC) has called out its members to a 'peaceful sit-in' in front of the Prime Minister's office on 3 May with a view to unraveling the cause of death, in prison, of their colleague, Benjamin Cyril Ngote Ngote. Full text...

  • Ban condemns killing of journalists worldwide
    29 april 2010 18:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the increasing number of journalists killed worldwide, insisting that perpetrators be brought to justice. Full text...

  • CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to stop killing journalists
    29 april 2010 15:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- To mark the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has identified 10 symbolic cases worldwide in which journalists have been killed with impunity. Full text...

  • Killer rats feast on one-month-old baby
    29 april 2010 14:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A one-month-old baby of Lusaka's Zingalume compound has died after rats feasted on it, the private-owned MUVI TV reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for tribunals to try Somali pirates
    28 april 2010 16:12:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday proposed the establishm ent international tribunals to try pirates, just as its members called for tough e r legislation aimed at prosecuting and jailing suspects caught off the coast of S omalia. Full text...

  • Expats' kidnappers shot dead in Nigeria
    28 april 2010 11:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four kidnappers suspected to be the abductors of four ex patriates in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt have been shot dead by the police. Full text...

  • African human rights delegation okays Angola rights situation
    27 april 2010 19:58:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The delegation of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) that visited Angola 19-26 April to assess the situation in the country has expressed satisfaction with the progress recorded in this field, PANA reported from here, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition worried over rising killing of journalists
    27 april 2010 14:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's most vocal opposition party, the Action Congress (AC), has expressed serious concern at the rising killing of journalists in the country, following the murder of Edo Sule Ugbagwu of The Nation newspaper in Lagos, as well as two others in Jos - Sunday Bwede and Natan Dabak - last weekend. Full text...

  • Abducted UNAMID peacekeepers freed
    27 april 2010 09:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Four South African peacekeepers serving under the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have been safely released after being held in captivity for 16 days, UNAMID has announced. Full text...

  • Gambia gets new anti-drug agency boss
    26 april 2010 18:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benedict Jammeh, Gambia’s dismissed police chief, has been named the new Executive Director of the West African nation’s anti-drug agency, official sources told PANA in Banjul Monday. Full text...

  • Fresh violence leaves 5 dead in Nigerian city
    25 april 2010 12:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sectarian violence flared again in Nigeria's volatile ce ntral city of Jos Saturday, leaving five persons dead and residents increasingly worried about their security, the local press reported Su nday The slow-motion violence in the city, which has been wracked by incessant sectar ian killings since January, played out again Saturday when Muslims mobilised to avenge the killing of one of their own, whose body was found dumped in a sack in a construction site. Full text...

  • '920m will remain in extreme poverty by 2015'
    25 april 2010 12:28:00
    Washington DC- US (PANA) -- A new report by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said some 920 million people in the world would remain in e x treme poverty by 2015. Full text...

  • Kidnappers of 2 Germans in Nigeria demand US$ 30m ransom
    20 april 2010 16:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The abductors of two German construction workers in Nige ria's South-east Abia state have demanded a ransom of US$ 30 million, the police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ex-bank workers protest in Nigeria
    19 april 2010 18:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some former workers of one of the leading financial inst itutions in Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, on Monday staged a peaceful demo n stration at the headquarters of the bank, in the commercial city of Lagos, deman d ing for the payment of their severance package. Full text...

  • 8 Zambians among the dead in Zimbabwe auto accident
    15 april 2010 16:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Eight Zambians are among those who died on the spot while five other Zambians are battling for their lives after a South Africa-bound public passenger bus from Lusaka, the Zambian capital, collided with a truck in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • UN General Assembly to meet over maritime piracy
    14 april 2010 16:45:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly is scheduled to convene an informa l meeting on the international maritime piracy in mid-May, Jean-Victor Nkolo, sp o kesperson for the General Assembly president, said here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WOZA protests poor electricity supply in Zimbabwe
    13 april 2010 19:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The pressure group, Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Monday peacefully protested on the streets of Bulawayo against “poor electricity service and high tariffs” by Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), PANA reported. Full text...

  • 4 abducted expats freed in Nigeria
    13 april 2010 17:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The four expatriate construction workers, kidnapped by g unmen in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt, have been freed unharmed, the police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Banda mourns Polish President
    13 april 2010 16:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) - – Zambian President Rupiah Banda has expressed his sincere condolences to the Polish government over the untimely death of the President Lech Kaczynski and the First Lady, Maria, who died in a plane crash on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Opposition urges govt. to halt Jos killings now
    13 april 2010 15:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's most vocal opposition party, the Action Congre ss (AC), has called on the Federal Government to take a decisive step to stop th e continuing but slow motion violence in Jos, the capital of the central Plateau S tate, and its environs, where attacks have persisted since the March massacre. Full text...

  • Gambians to demonstrate in London
    12 april 2010 19:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambians will stage a “peaceful demonstration” in London on Thursday (15 April) against the “harsh, perverse and politically-motivated imprisonment” of top opposition figure, Mr. Full text...

  • Gambian editor wants fitting memorial for slain students
    11 april 2010 19:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Demba Jawo, a renowned editor and former Gambia Press Un ion president, has called for the erection of a "fitting memorial" for the slain protesting students, gunned down in April 2000, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Gambian govt. still investigating journalist's murder
    11 april 2010 19:11:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Gambian government has given reasons why investigati on into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara has not been concluded. Full text...

  • Gambians remember 14 'slain' students
    11 april 2010 16:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambians across the globe this weekend held activities i n remembrance of the 14 students killed in Banjul and other towns in 2000 while o n a peaceful demonstration with the opposition party, Gambia Moral Congress (GMC ) , PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • AC warns against rising racial tension in South Africa
    11 april 2010 10:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Opposition Action Congress (AC) party has called for an end to the rising racial tension in South Africa, in the wake of the killing of white supremacist leader Eugene Terre'Blanche. Full text...

  • 33 get bail, 6 detained over 2002 murder of Ghanaian chief, 30 elders
    11 april 2010 09:32:00
    Tamale- Ghana (PANA) -- Thirty-three people have been granted self cognizance bai l over the March 2002 murder of a prominent chief in Yendi in Ghana's Northern R e gion together with 30 of his elders. Full text...

  • 9 die after consuming 'adulterated' beer in Kenya
    09 april 2010 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least nine Kenyans died Friday after consuming an ill icit brew, which left scores blind, local media reports indicated. Full text...

  • Thousands bid farewell to slain SA right-wing leader
    09 april 2010 17:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of people, including a large continge nt of local and foreign media representatives, on Friday attended the funeral of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche, who was murder e d in his Ventersdorp farm in South Africa last weekend. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct 4 expats in Nigeria
    09 april 2010 16:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen Friday abducted three Syrians and 1 Leban ese at Etche, located some 30 kilometres from Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern Rivers stat e, the police said. Full text...

  • Africa wants help, practical measures against maritime security threats
    09 april 2010 14:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Faced with radically growing organized piracy, il legal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste, Africa has called for practical me a sures to address what its officials call â?real and currentâ? maritime security threats. Full text...

  • French couple escapes kidnap attempt in Nouakchott
    08 april 2010 22:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) - â" A French couple on Wednesday night escaped a k idnap attempt by two unknown armed men near the French embassy in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • 20 die in Rwanda shipwreck
    08 april 2010 19:02:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least 20 passengers died when their ship sank Wednesd ay in Lake Kivu, eastern Rwanda, PANA learnt from official sources here on Thurs d ay. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Acting president, Christmas day bomber's father meet
    08 april 2010 18:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met with Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, renowned banker and father of the 22-year-old Nigerian, F a rouk Abdul-Mutallab, who attempted to blow up an American plane on Christmas Day last year. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Acting president, Christmas day bomber's father meet
    08 april 2010 18:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met with Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, renowned banker and father of the 22-year-old Nigerian, F a rouk Abdul-Mutallab, who attempted to blow up an American plane on Christmas Day last year. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt. ready to tackle disasters with medicine
    07 april 2010 18:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has provided drugs to enable it cope with natural disasters as experienced recently in the country, the Minister of Civil Service and Employment, Emile Guiriأ©oulou, said Wednesday in Abidjan, the capital. Full text...

  • British government concerned over freedom in Gambia
    06 april 2010 18:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The British Government Tuesday expressed concern over "t he heavy sentence of one-year imprisonment without the option of a fine" slammed on one of Gambia's leading opposition politicians, Femi Peters, "and the negativ e impact of the prosecution on freedom of assembly and freedom of expression" in t he West African country. Full text...

  • Malawi court sets 18 May as ruling date on gay couple
    06 april 2010 18:24:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiw a has set 18 May as the day he will rule in a case in which Malawi's first openl y gay couple are being charged with three counts of gross indecency and unnatural acts between males. Full text...

  • Girl raped to death in Angola
    05 april 2010 17:00:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The police have confirmed that an eight-year old girl wa s raped and asphyxiated to death in Rangel district, here, PANA reported Monday, quoting a report in the Angolan news agency, ANGOP. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. charges IGP to investigate politician's death
    05 april 2010 16:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Acting President, Dr. Full text...

  • Easter police blitz kills three in Angola
    02 april 2010 16:36:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least three people were killed and another three inju red in two road accidents in Luanda, during an Easter police blitz, PANA report e d Friday, quoting the country's news agency, Angop. Full text...

  • ECOWAS moves to check proliferation of arms in W/Africa
    01 april 2010 11:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS has appealed to its European Union (EU) partners to help limit the influx into West Africa of small arms and light weapons which had contributed to more than a decade of instability in the region and has the potential to undermine its efforts to promote democracy and good governance. Full text...

  • Crime statistics down in Mauritius - PM
    30 march 2010 14:23:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam told Par liament Tuesday that crime statistics had gone down in the Island from 49,111 in 2008 to 44,914 in 2009, representing a decrease of 8. Full text...

  • Seychelles rescues hostages, repels Somali pirate attack
    30 march 2010 14:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Seychelles Coast Guard early Tuesday rescue d six Seychellois and 21 Iranian hostages from a large dhow, seized by Somali pi r ates in the Indian Ocean. Full text...

  • Jammeh promises to tackle terrorism, crimes in Gambia
    29 march 2010 21:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has renewed his resolv e towards tackling crime in the West African nation, while stressing his governm e ntâ?s avowed policy of â?zero toleranceâ? for terrorism, drug trafficking and other forms of crimes, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Lightning kills three family members in Angola
    29 march 2010 20:37:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- Three members of a family were killed on Saturday in Chi lata, Angola's central Huambo province, when lightning struck their home, accord i ng to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Lightning kills three family members in Angola
    29 march 2010 20:16:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- Three members of a family were killed on Saturday in Chi lata, Angola's central Huambo province, when lightning struck their home, accord i ng to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Meeting between Nigeria's Acting President, militants fails to hold
    27 march 2010 13:44:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The meeting between Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan and some of the militants who have embraced the government's amnesty programme did not hold as planned in the capital city of Abuja Friday, and no reason was given for that. Full text...

  • Burundian President pardons 4,000 prisoners
    26 march 2010 12:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Over 4,000 prisoners will benefit from the president ial pardon announced Thursday by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

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