Violence in Africa -
  • Security beefed up in Nigerian city after deadly, Xmas Eve bombings
    26 december 2010 08:43:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The authorities have beefed up security in Nigeria's northern city of Jos, as residents reeled from the Christmas Eve bombings that the police said left 32 dead and over 74 injured. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army Chief calls Jos explosions acts of terrorism
    25 december 2010 13:34:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's army chief, Lt.-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika, on Saturday described as an act of terrorism the deadly explosions that rocked the northern city of Jos on Christmas Eve, leaving scores dead and injured. Full text...

  • Scores feared dead as multiple explosions rock Nigerian city
    25 december 2010 10:30:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Scores of people were feared dead or injured when multiple explosions rocked Nigeria's northern city of Jos on Christmas eve, the local media reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigeria police force denies alleged execution of militant leader
    22 december 2010 11:54:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The police in Nigeria Wednesday denied a claim by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) that a militant leader and some of his members have been executed. Full text...

  • Police arrest one over Nairobi bus attack
    21 december 2010 19:42:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Police in Nairobi have detained, for interrogation, a man following Monday night's suspected terrorist attack here on a Kampala-bound bus. Full text...

  • Six injured in Kenya bus attack
    20 december 2010 19:47:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Six people were seriously injured Monday night in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, after suspected terrorists attacked a Kampala, Uganda-bound bus in the city. Full text...

  • Red Cross assists victims of violent clashes in Nigeria's Niger Delta region
    14 december 2010 18:23:53
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are providing protection and assistance for people affected by the violent clashes between Nigerian security forces and the John Togo militant group in Warri and neighbouring communities in the Niger Delta region, according to a communique here from the ICRC Tuesday.Full text...

  • Respite looms for Nigerian state as kidnap kingpin is killed
    13 december 2010 08:30:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's South-eastern state of Abia, which has become the epicentre of the kidnapping saga sweeping across the region, is set to enjoy some calm after a notorious kidnapper was killed by soldiers drafted there to help end the menace, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for more action against sexual violence
    09 december 2010 16:35:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for additional steps to fight the rampant cases of sexual violence in conflicts through enhanced protection, increased sanctions against perpetrators and other targeted measures. Full text...

  • Kenya grenade attacks: Police arrest 346 suspects
    06 december 2010 15:20:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenyan Police have arrested 346 illegal immigrants in a hunt for suspected killers of three police officers, felled Friday in coordinated grenade attacks targeting officers on duty, the force said Monday. Full text...

  • Military insists no mass killings in besieged Niger Delta community
    06 december 2010 10:00:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military insisted Monday its troops did not engage in mass killing of innocent civilians as claimed by some activists and residents of the Ayakoromor community in oil-rich Delta state. Full text...

  • 7 die in fresh communal violence in Nigeria
    04 december 2010 11:58:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Seven persons were killed and four injured in a reprisal attack in Nwachukwu village in Bassa Full text...

  • Soldiers destroy militants' camps in Nigeria's oil region
    02 december 2010 08:57:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The military Joint Task Force (JTF) battling militants in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region Wednesday Full text...

  • State Security Services says imported arms destined for Nigeria
    10 november 2010 18:03:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's State Security Services (SSS) has shrugged off insinuations and claims suggesting that the arms-baring ship, intercepted by it s operatives at the Apapa Port in Lagos, was destined for the Gaza Strip in Israe l . Full text...

  • Workers' strike called off in Nigeria
    10 november 2010 16:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The three-day 'warning' strike, called by the umbrella N igeria Labour Congress (NLC) to press for better wages, has been called off, onl y 12 hours into the strike. Full text...

  • Angola deactivated 2,000 landmines in 10 months
    10 november 2010 14:06:00
    Menongue- Angola (PANA) -- No fewer than 2,311 anti-personnel landmines have been removed from January to October in the Angolan province of Kuando Kubango compa r ed to the 3,677 destroyed the same period in 2009. Full text...

  • Gambian president vows to wipe out crime
    08 november 2010 18:49:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, has reiterated his government's determination to stamp out the current surge of vices from the country, warning that the country, under his leadership, would not be a safe haven for criminals. Full text...

  • Gambia sacks, detains 2 military officers
    05 november 2010 19:32:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Two officers of the Gambia Armed Force (GAF), Pa Yusupha Jatta and Sanna Sanyang, have been arrested, dismissed from the force and were a lso being detained, according to the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the Nati o nal Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Chief Inspector Abdoulie Ceesay, PANA. Full text...

  • Seychelles convicts 11 pirates over Spanish fish vessel attack
    05 november 2010 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A court in the Indian Ocean state of Seychelles has conv icted 11 Somali pirates to six years each in prison after finding them guilty of attacking a Spanish fishing vessel, Intertuna II, in March 2010, the European an t i-piracy force said. Full text...

  • Kidnapped principal of Mobil school freed in Nigeria
    29 october 2010 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lakshimi Tombush, the expatriate principal of of the Mob il Pegasus High School who was kidnapped 13 Oct. Full text...

  • EU finances demining operation in Congo
    27 october 2010 11:59:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday signed a funding agreement to the tune of 750,000 Euros to conduct a demining operation at the minefield near the Maya-Maya international airport, i n the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. Full text...

  • French-flagged tanker escapes pirate attack in Tanzania
    27 october 2010 10:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Pirates operating in the Indian Ocean coastline, failed to successfully hijack a French-flagged gas tanker after its 14-member crew took refuge in a safe inside the ship, the European Naval Task Force said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Curfew imposed in Nigerian city after violent clashes
    27 october 2010 08:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Authorities in Nigeria's South-South Cross River state T uesday imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew on the two communities involved in a violent c lash over land that has left at least 13 people dead. Full text...

  • Nigeria's security service intercepts 8 containers of explosives, mortars
    26 october 2010 19:14:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday interc epted 13 containers at the Apapa Wharf, Lagos, with eight of them containing exp l osives, rocket launchers and mortars. Full text...

  • Resurgent violence claims 6 in Nigerian city
    26 october 2010 19:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Resurgent violence in Nigeria's northern state of Platea u has claimed six lives and left several injured, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria communal clash claims 13
    26 october 2010 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The corpses of 13 persons who were burnt to death in a c ommunal clash over land in Nigeria's southern Cross River state have been found b y the police, police spokesman Etim Dickson told journalists here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria communal clash claims 13
    26 october 2010 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The corpses of 13 persons who were burnt to death in a c ommunal clash over land in Nigeria's southern Cross River state has been found by the police, police spokesman Etim D ickson told journalists here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rights group says sexual violence plagues Cote d'Ivoire
    25 october 2010 16:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said hundreds of w omen in Cote d'Ivoire are being gang-raped in recent times. Full text...

  • Int'l Red Cross says violence rate increasing in Somalia
    25 october 2010 14:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has sa id that the number of civilians wounded in the conflict in Somalia has gone up 7 2 per cent for women and children compared with 2009 levels. Full text...

  • Somali pirates hijack Greek gas tanker after Mombasa Port sail off
    24 october 2010 17:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Pirates have seized a Singaporean-flagged gas tanker, MV York, with a German captain, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos as it sailed to Se y chelles hours after stopping at the Port of Mombasa, the European Naval Task For c e, said in a statement Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's anti-graft body alleges bomb threat, warns masterminds
    21 october 2010 19:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has raised the alarm over bomb threats against its top officials and office buildings in a manner reminiscent of the 1 October bomb bla s ts in capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • MEND threatens President Jonathan's campaign
    19 october 2010 22:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) on Tuesday threatened the electioneering campaign of Nigeria's President Goo d luck Jonathan, while also repeating its earlier threat to detonate another bomb i n the capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Mbororo cattle rearers invade DRC communities
    19 october 2010 19:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A dozen communities in the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been invaded by the Mbororo nomadic cat t le rearers in search of pastures in that part of Congo, PANA reported from here T uesday. Full text...

  • Okah's brother, Charles, 4 others to be tried for Abuja twin blasts
    19 october 2010 17:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five persons, including the younger brother of Henry Oka h who was arrested last weekend, are to be tried for their roles in the twin bom b blasts in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, on 1 October, during the 50th indep e ndence anniversary celebrations, Spokesperson for the State Security Services (S S S), Marilyn Ogar, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNDP study says 42% of Mauritanians lives in poverty
    18 october 2010 19:23:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The percentage of Mauritanian population living in poverty is estimated at 42 per cent, despite the 1. Full text...

  • EU wants Tanzania to take over trial of pirates
    18 october 2010 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union's anti-piracy task force officials have approached Tanzania to consider the prosecution of pirates arrested off-the coast of Somalia as part of efforts to combat ongoing piracy threats in the region, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 100 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers arrested in Nigeria
    16 october 2010 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A combined team of soldiers, police and state security officials have arrested 100 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in an ongoing operation to rid Nigeria's south-eastern state of Abia of kidnappers who have laid siege to the state, according to a military spokesman. Full text...

  • MEND threatens another bomb blast in Abuja
    16 october 2010 09:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to detonate another bomb in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja to prove it was indeed responsible for the blast that ruined the country's 50th independence anniversary 1 October, 2010. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 days after (Corrected)
    11 october 2010 19:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 days after (Corrected)
    11 october 2010 19:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 day after
    11 october 2010 16:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Hijacked Japanese vessel under tight French warship watch
    11 october 2010 16:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A French warship, Fs Floreal, and an international count er-piracy force, have been deployed to monitor a Japanese ship, hijacked early M o nday as it approached the Kenyan port of Mombasa. Full text...

  • Abducted national youth corps members freed in Nigeria
    06 october 2010 19:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four female members of Nigeria's national youth service corps (NYSC), who were abducted by unknown gunmen 16 Sept. Full text...

  • Nigeria blast: Militant leader's allegation rocks Nigeria
    06 october 2010 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An allegation by MEND leader Henry Okah, that President Goodluck Jonathan wanted him to compel the militant group to retract its claim of responsibility for the Abuja blast so he (President) can blame the attacks on his Northern political opponents, is rocking the fragile Nigerian polity. Full text...

  • Ex-militants meet President Jonathan, deny role in blast (adding quotes)
    05 october 2010 16:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former militants Tuesday met with Nigeria's President Go odluck Jonathan in Abuja, telling him the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was not responsi ble for the bomb blast that marred Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary Friday. Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Ex-militants meet President Jonathan, deny role in blast
    05 october 2010 15:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former militants Tuesday met with Nigeria's President Go odluck Jonathan in Abuja, telling him the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was not responsible for the bomb blast that marred Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria blast: Detained presidential candidate campaign chief freed
    05 october 2010 09:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian media mogul Raymond Dokpesi, the campaign chief of presidential candidate Ibrahim Babangida, has been released from detention by the State Security Service (SSS), the local media reported. Full text...

  • 9 suspects arrested over Abuja bomb attacks
    04 october 2010 17:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The State Security Service (SSS) in Nigeria has confirme d the arrest of nine suspects linked in connection with the bombing incident whi c h took place Friday during the countryâ?s 50th anniversary celebrations in Abuja , the Nigerian Federal capital city. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Opposition to Jonathan: Don't jump to conclusion over bomb attacks
    04 october 2010 16:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Nigeria most-vocal opposition party, has advised President Goodluck Jonathan not to jump to conclu s ions over Friday's bomb attacks in Abuja, saying investigators must be allowed t o do a thorough job so they can fish out the culprits. Full text...

  • Police arrest 1, declare 2 wanted over Abuja blast
    04 october 2010 07:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police said they have made an arrest and have declared two persons wanted in connection with Friday's blast that ruined Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebration in the capital city of Abuja. Full text...

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