Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria police comb village for kidnapped expats
    12 january 2010 17:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police have deployed its men to the village where four expatriate workers were kidnapped earlier Tuesday, after eyewitnesses said they saw the men being l ed deep into the village, the police said. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct 3 Britons, 1 Colombian in Nigeria
    12 january 2010 12:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen Tuesday abducted three British and one Colombian nationals working for a Shell contractor as they travelled from Port Harcourt, the capital of Rive rs state in the restive Niger Delta oil region, to Afam in South-east Abia state, the police said. Full text...

  • Zambian Copper Mines sack 34 for riotous behaviour
    11 january 2010 10:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has fired 34 workers for thei r involvement in the recent riots at the Nchanga Mine in Chingola, northern Copp e rbelt province of Zambia, where property, worth millions of Kwacha, was destroye d . Full text...

  • MEND 'sanctioned' Chevron pipeline attack in Nigeria
    10 january 2010 10:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has said it 'sanctioned' Friday's attack on a key oil pipeline operated by Chevron in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, signalling threats of renewed hostilities in the region. Full text...

  • Woman who poisoned five children dies in Ghana
    07 january 2010 15:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The 33-year-old mother who allegedly poisoned her five chi ldren in Ghana died at the Police Hospital in Accra, the capital, on Thursday. Full text...

  • 83 miscreants arrested in Angolan province
    06 january 2010 15:51:00
    Malanje- Angola (PANA) -- Eighty-three miscreants, made up of 18 groups, were arr ested by the police in the northern Malanje province of Angola in 2009, the comm a nder of the police corporation, sub-commissioner Josأ© Moniz disclosed Wednesday . Full text...

  • Armed attacks disrupt WFP supplies to needy population in Somalia
    06 january 2010 07:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Rising threats and attacks on humanitarian oper ations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible for th e World Food Programme (WFP) to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia, the UN relief age ncy has said. Full text...

  • Angolan police move to curb bank heists
    05 january 2010 18:02:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's General Command of National Police has outlined effective strategies to counter any assault on private banking institutions in t he country, most of which were targeted last year, PANA reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tunisian found dead in Belgian jail
    05 january 2010 18:00:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A Tunisian seeking political asylum died in a Belgian jail meant for illegal foreigners, judicial sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Mutallab family to witness son's arraignment in US'
    04 january 2010 08:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The family of the Nigerian man suspected of trying to bo mb a US passenger jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day will travel to the US t o attend his arraignment Friday, the private NEXT newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • 8 die on new-year eve in Burundi
    01 january 2010 15:10:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least eight people died in car crashes or criminal activities during the new-year eve in Burundi, according to police sources. Full text...

  • Burundi strengthens security for end-of-year celebrations
    31 december 2009 18:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has put in place some measures to ensure sec urity of people and property throughout the territory during the end-of-year celebrations, police sources told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Red Cross puts death toll in Nigeria violence at 39
    30 december 2009 11:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The death of a seven-year-old boy from the injuries he s ustained in Monday's sectarian violence in Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi has taken the total death toll fro m the crisis to 39, according to Alhaji Adamu Abubakar, Secretary of the Bauchi chapter of the Nigeria Red Cross. Full text...

  • 13 die in road accidents in Cameroon
    29 december 2009 18:36:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 13 people were killed and 11 others wounded in nine car crashes within two weeks in Cameroon, the Secretary of State for Transp o rt, Mefire Oumarou, said as he drew up a half-way report of the road security aw a reness campaign, launched 15 December. Full text...

  • 13 die in road accidents in Cameroon
    29 december 2009 17:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About 13 people were killed and 11 others wounded in nine car crashes within two weeks in Cameroon, the Secretary of State for Transp o rt, Mefire Oumarou, said as he drew up a half-way report of the road security aw a reness campaign, launched 15 December. Full text...

  • 38 die in Nigeria violence - Police
    28 december 2009 22:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police said Monday that 38 people died and 1 4 were injured in the day's religious clash between two factions of an Islamic sect at Zango area of northern city Bauchi. Full text...

  • Many feared dead in Nigeria religious violence
    28 december 2009 19:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Many people were feared dead in the religious riots whic h broke out in Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi Monday, the latest in a series of religious crises that have hit the town this year. Full text...

  • France advises nationals against going to North Mali
    28 december 2009 18:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Foreign Ministry on Monday advised its nationa ls against going to the northern part of Mali, although the Malian Tourism and H o tel Business Office (OMTH) had pledged to guarantee the security of foreign visi t ors in the region. Full text...

  • 31 die in Zambia road accidents at Christmas
    28 december 2009 18:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Thirty-one people died in road accidents in Zambia durin g the Christmas period, Police spokesperson, Bonnie Kapeso, confirmed here Monda y . Full text...

  • 15 wounded in grenade attacks in Rwanda
    28 december 2009 15:36:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 15 people were seriously wounded in three grenade attacks perpetrated during the weekend by unidentified individuals in the southe r n part of Rwanda, police sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Fresh religious crisis breaks out in Northern Nigeria
    28 december 2009 11:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four months after over 800 people died and thousands wer e displaced in a religious violence that swept through several states in the predominantly-Muslim northern Nigeria, anoth er religious crisis broke out Monday in northern Bauchi state, leaving at least one soldier dead. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Fresh religious crisis in Nigeria, soldier killed
    28 december 2009 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One soldier has been killed in a fresh religious violenc e in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state, the local press said Monday. Full text...

  • Grenade attack kills 2 in Bujumbura market
    28 december 2009 09:00:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least two persons were killed and 20 others wound ed in a grenade attack Sunday at the central market in Bujumbura, the Burundian capital. Full text...

  • Profile of Nigerian suicide bomber suspect
    28 december 2009 08:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Umar Farouk Mutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian suspect i n the attempted bombing of a passenger jetliner as it approached the US city of Detroit on Christmas day, is just like any norma l folk, despite his affluent background as the son of a prominent banker and former Nigerian government minister. Full text...

  • Nigerian Islamic groups condemn attempted plane bombing
    28 december 2009 08:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Islamic groups in Nigeria have condemned the attempt by a young Nigerian Muslim to bomb a passenger jetliner as it approached Detroit, US, on a flight from Amsterdam, The Netherla nds, on Christmas day. Full text...

  • Rwandan Parliament to consider bill criminalizing homosexuality
    24 december 2009 20:18:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan MPs will this week in plenary session consider a bill seeking to criminalize any homosexual acts in the country, according to an official statement issued Wednesday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwandan Parliament to consider bill criminalizing homosexuality
    24 december 2009 01:37:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan MPs will this week in plenary session consider a bill seeking to criminalize any homosexual acts in the country, according to an official statement issued Wednesday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwandan Parliament to consider bill criminalizing homosexuality
    23 december 2009 17:44:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan MPs will this week in plenary session consider a bill seeking to criminalize any homosexual acts in the country, according to an official statement issued Wednesday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • Another parcel bomb explosion rocks Lagos
    23 december 2009 10:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Twenty-three years after the death of Dele Giwa, the founding editor of Newswatch Magazine, via a parcel bomb, commercial activities were temporarily stalled Tuesday on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, after an explosion rocked a nine-storey building where Superscreen Television has its offices. Full text...

  • 4 killed as cargo train rams into crowd in Kenyan slum
    21 december 2009 16:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four people were confirmed dead and dozens trapped under the carriages of a cargo train bound for Kampala, Ugandan, which rammed into a c rowd in Nairobiâ?s heavily-populated Kibera slums, rescue workers said on Monday . Full text...

  • UN chief advises Guinea govt on violence control
    20 december 2009 19:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the governm ent of Guinea to deal with violence "in a systematic manner devoid of killings". Full text...

  • Nigerian militants attack oil pipeline in 'warning' strike
    19 december 2009 09:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The tenuous ceasefire in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region was threatened Saturday when the region's largest militant group attacked a key crude oil pipeline in what it called a 'warning' strike, to protest the st a lled peace process in the region due to President Umaru Yar'Adua's ill health. Full text...

  • Defence Minister condemns indiscipline in Burundian army
    18 december 2009 17:04:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundian Minister for National Defence and Vete rans, Germain Niyoyankana, here on Friday condemned the indiscipline within the n ational army and lamented that some officers recently distributed tracts calling on their mates to demonstrate against the poor housing allowances paid to them. Full text...

  • 'Peace in Niger Delta spurs investments'
    17 december 2009 13:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The relative peace in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, due to the success of the government's amnesty programme, has led to a resurgence in the level of investments in the re gion. Full text...

  • Nigerian military destroys 600 illegal oil refineries
    15 december 2009 16:37:00
    Yenagoa- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has said it identified and destr oyed 600 illegal oil refineries in Ogoni-speaking area of the South-South Rivers State. Full text...

  • Kenya wants Guantanamo detainee freed, family seeks damages
    11 december 2009 16:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has asked for the return of a 'ter ror suspect', Abdulmalik Mohammed, who has been held at the dreaded Guantanamo B a y detention facility since 2007, as his family has sought compensation for his ' i llegal detention'. Full text...

  • UN official wants end to discrimination
    11 december 2009 15:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Navi Pi llay, Thursday called for an end to discrimination. Full text...

  • Slain Gambian journalist remembered
    11 december 2009 15:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Family members and friends of Deyda Hydara, the slain Ga mbian journalist, plan to commemorate the fifth year of the killing of the forme r managing editor of the Banjul-based Point Newspaper, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for measures to check drug trafficking
    09 december 2009 17:01:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has called for greater internation al cooperation in fighting drug trafficking. Full text...

  • Nigeria police deny engaging in unlawful killings
    09 december 2009 13:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Police said Wednesday it had begun investiga tions into allegations by global human rights group Amnesty International (AI) that its officers are ca rrying out unlawful killings in the country. Full text...

  • Kenya police nab man with 80,000 bullets
    08 december 2009 18:30:00
    Nairobi (Kenya) PANA -- Police in Kenya have arrested a man who was armed with a bout 80,000 bullets and other assorted military weaponry, PANA reported from her e Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition condemns killing of police officers in fracas
    08 december 2009 14:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress (AC) party Tue sday condemned what it called the 'bestial killing' of a senior police officer and his two aides during Saturday's fracas between youths and a vigilance group in Ijebu-Ife community in South-west Nigeria. Full text...

  • Lagos gov. launches 2 helicopters to fight crime (Corrected)
    08 december 2009 12:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Governor Babatunde Fashola of Nigeria's South West Lagos State, on Monday said his administration was determined to outspend, outrun and overwhelm the competition offered by criminals in the state. Full text...

  • Lagos gov. launches 412 helicopters, promises to outrun criminals
    08 december 2009 12:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Governor Babatunde Fashola of Nigeria's South West Lagos State, on Monday said his administration was determined to outspend, outrun and overwhelm the competition offered by criminals in the state. Full text...

  • AU, international community condemn Mogadishu blast
    04 december 2009 11:21:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) a nd a host of other organisations and countries Friday joined the growing list of those condemning the deadly suicide bombing that killed offi cials of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, students, journalists, and other civilians in Mogadishu Thursday. Full text...

  • NUSOJ confirms death of 3rd journalist in Mogadishu blast
    04 december 2009 11:14:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ ) Friday confirmed the death of a third journalist, Yaasir Mario, following Thur s dayâ?s suicide attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, which claimed nearly 50 lives, incl uding three government ministers. Full text...

  • IFJ condemns killing of journalists in Mogadishu terrorist blast
    04 december 2009 08:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Federation of the Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned the murder of Somali journalist Mohamed Amin Adan Abdulle, a reporter with Radio Sha belle and Hassan Zubeyr Haji Hassan, a cameraman working with Al-Arabia TV, both killed Thursday in a bomb attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Full text...

  • UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Somalia
    04 december 2009 05:20:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack at a graduation ceremony of medical students in Mogadishu, Somalia. Full text...

  • African civil society in fresh effort to eradicate small arms
    02 december 2009 19:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A cross-section of the African civil society, int ernational humanitarian organisations, the African Union (AU) and the UN are to c onvene an international meeting to discuss the possibility of having a new treat y aimed at boosting the fight against small arms and light weapons, organisers sa i d here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Uncertainty over fate of Spanish hostages in Mauritania
    02 december 2009 13:54:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The fate of three Spaniards - two men and a woma n working for a Catalan NGO - who were kidnapped Sunday on the Nouadhibou-Nouakc h ott road in Mauritania, was still shrouded in uncertainty, observers noted in th e Mauritanian capital. Full text...

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