Violence in Africa -
  • Five Nigeriens killed in sectarian clashes in Nigerian city
    28 january 2010 12:34:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Five Nigeriens were killed in the inter-religious violenc e that burst out last week in Jos, the capital of Nigeria's central Plateau Stat e , according to a communiquأ© from the Nigerien ministry of foreign affairs and c ooperation in Niamey. Full text...

  • Yarâ?Adua: Nigerian Senate fails to agree after 5-hour meeting
    27 january 2010 11:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After more than five hours closed-door meeting in Abuja, the Nigerian Federal capital, the Senate Tuesday failed to reach an agreement o n the continuous absence of ailing President Umaru Musa Yarâ?Adua, according to l ocal media reports Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to prosecute Jos violence perpetrators
    26 january 2010 22:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In what may be a departure from usual practice, Nigeria' s Vice President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday that all those linked with the J o s violence that left over 300 dead would be prosecuted by the Federal Government . Full text...

  • UN envoy deplores deadly bombing in Mogadishu
    26 january 2010 19:13:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has condemned Monday's deadly explosion at a hospital in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Full text...

  • France investigates Rwandan 1994 genocide perpetrators
    25 january 2010 16:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- France on Sunday in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, a serie s of investigations on the field with a view to bringing to light the role and r e sponsibility of a dozen of Rwandan nationals who allegedly took part in the horr i fic Rwandan 1994 genocide and who are currently applying for asylum in France, j u dicial sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Angola demined 10,000 kilometres of road in 2009
    25 january 2010 16:18:00
    Lubango- Angola (PANA) -- A total of 10,725 kilometres of road were cleared of la ndmines in 2009 by the National Demining Institute in southern Huأ­la province, i n the region's northern districts, the provincial director of the sector, Dulce V enأ¢ncio Tito, disclosed Monday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Kenyan Police find 3rd bomb in Mombasa neighbourhood
    25 january 2010 15:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police announced here Monday they retrieved a bom b from an incinerator in Mombasa town, bringing to three the number of explosive s found in civilian neighbourhoods in as many weeks. Full text...

  • AC concerned about incessant violence in Nigeria, suggests way out
    25 january 2010 11:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Opposition party, Action Congress (AC), has warned that the incessant ethno-religious violence in Nigeria is pushing the country to the b rink, saying the best way to end it is to bring perpetrators to book and remove the conditions th at have fertilized the recurring internecine violence. Full text...

  • Army takes over internal security in violence-hit Nigerian town
    23 january 2010 10:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) â" Nigerian soldiers have ta-ken over the internal security in Jos, the capital city of northern Plateau state, that was racked by three days of sectarian violence that left hundreds dead and injured, according to the General Officer Commanding, Third Armoured Division, Jos, Maj. Full text...

  • Over 3,300 car crashes recorded in Burundi in 2009
    22 january 2010 18:06:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A total of 3,305 car crashes were recorded in Burund i in 2009, a daily average of nine car crashes, the Burundi press agency (ABP go v ernmental) reported on Friday quoting the Burundi Traffic police. Full text...

  • Four fishermen drown off Nouadhibou coast in Mauritania
    22 january 2010 14:28:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- All four members of a group of Mauritanian and S enegalese fishermen drowned early Thursday off the coast of Nouadhibou, a port c i ty located 465 kilometres from capital city, Nouakchott, PANA reported, quoting e ye witnesses. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. assures foreigners of safety despite sectarian crisis
    22 january 2010 07:52:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, has assured foreign nationals and Nigerians alike that the Nigerian government will continue to guarantee their safety despite the recent sectarian crisis in Jos, the capita l of the North Central Plateau State. Full text...

  • Angolan border police ready to clear land mines
    21 january 2010 20:24:00
    Ondjiva Angola (PANA) -- The commander of the De-mining Brigade of the Border Pol ice in southern Cunene province of Angola, Sub-Inspector Carlitos Antأ³nio, has s aid that the brigade will this year carry out cleaning and de-mining actions fro m Border Post 3 to 22, mainly aimed at removing various explosive devices in thes e regions. Full text...

  • Doubts as Kenyan court heard of Islamic preacher's deportation
    21 january 2010 17:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A case in which Jamaican cleric, Sheikh Abdullah al-Fais al, had petitioned to be freed, failed to take off when the court was informed h ere on Thursday that the fugitive preacher who had been in custody for nearly a f ortnight had already been deported from the country. Full text...

  • UN tasks Nigeria on religious riots
    21 january 2010 07:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday called on a ll concerned in a recent religious riot in northern Nigeria to exercise maximum r estraint. Full text...

  • Curfew relaxed in Nigerian city after violence
    20 january 2010 18:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's northern Plateau State Wedne sday shortened the curfew period imposed on the capital city, Jos, from 24 to 17 hours, after the sectarian violence, which began Sunday, seemed to have been cur t ailed. Full text...

  • Food crisis looms in Nigerian city after violence
    20 january 2010 10:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Food crisis looms Wednesday in Jos, capital city of Nige ria's northern Plateau state, after shops ran dry of essential food items and a 2 4-hour curfew prevented residents from venturing out in search of food, accordin g to some residents. Full text...

  • Uneasy calm prevails in violence-hit Nigerian city
    20 january 2010 09:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- With armed troops and anti-riot policemen parading major streets, uneasy calm prevailed Wednesday in Jos, capital of Nigeria's northern state of Plateau, where fighting between C hristians and Muslims have left scores dead or injured and 4,000 people displaced. Full text...

  • Nigeria's VP wants end to sectarian crisis
    19 january 2010 19:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Vice President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday reite rated the federal government's determination to find a permanent solution to the crisis in Jos, north central Plateau State capital, adding that â?the country ca nnot afford these constant eruptions. Full text...

  • Nigeria deploys troops to violence-hit town
    19 january 2010 14:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Tuesday deployed troops to Jos, capital city of the northern state of Plateau which has been embroiled in sectarian violence sin c e Sunday, military sources said. Full text...

  • Curfew on Nigerian city extended to 24 hours after renewed fighting
    19 january 2010 09:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Plateau state in Northern Nigeria Tues day extended from 12 to 24 hours the curfew it imposed on the capital city of Jo s , which was rocked by sectarian violence on Sunday, leaving at least 27 dead, ma n y more injured and over 1,500 displaced. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: 24-hour curfew imposed on Nigerian town after renewed violence
    19 january 2010 08:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Government of Plateau state in Northern Nigeria Tues day extended the curfew it imposed on the state capital, Jos, from 12 to 24 hours af ter a renewed sectarian violence in the city. Full text...

  • Kidnapped expats released unharmed in Nigeria
    18 january 2010 20:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The three British and one Colombia citizens who were kid napped in Nigeria's South-east Abia state last Tuesday have been freed unharmed, the police said Mon day. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped expats free unharmed in Nigeria
    18 january 2010 20:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The three British and one Colombia citizens who were kid napped in Nigeria's South-east Abia state last Tuesday have been freed unharmed, the police said. Full text...

  • Kenyan police arrest 300 illegal Somali immigrants
    18 january 2010 18:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Responding to Friday's deadly demonstration by Muslim yo uth, Kenyan police have detained 300 illegal Somali immigrants during a sweep at dawn Monday The raid on the city's Eastleigh neighbourhood, where thousands of Kenyan Somali s and Somalis from the neighbouring Somalia live, was carried out by the elite G e neral Service Unit and anti-terrorism police following claims by the government t hat Somali hardline Islamist Shebab group infiltrated the demonstration. Full text...

  • UN offers US$ 16 million to ease humanitarian crisis in DRC
    18 january 2010 18:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will receive US$ 16 million from the UN to sustain emergency humanitarian activ i ties, according to a UN statement obtained here Monday. Full text...

  • Nine arrested in Kenya over banned Jamaican cleric
    18 january 2010 11:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nine Muslim leaders were arrested here Monday in connect ion with last Fridayâ?s riots in which one protester was killed and scores of others, including five police officers, w ere critically injured. Full text...

  • 'At least 20 dead' in Nigerian sectarian riots
    18 january 2010 08:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 20 persons were feared to have died and more th an 16 injured in the sectarian violence that rocked Nigeria's northern city of Jos Sunday, the local press repo rted Monday. Full text...

  • Robbers kill 14 on Lake Victoria fishing island village
    18 january 2010 07:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- At least 14 people have been killed after a gan g of armed robbers attacked a fishing island village in Lake Victoria on Saturda y night, the Tanzanian press reported Monday, quoting the police. Full text...

  • Curfew imposed on Nigerian city after sectarian violence
    17 january 2010 16:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's northern Plateau state has i mposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos, after many people were feared to have been killed or inj ured Sunday in the latest sectarian violence to hit the country's predominantly Muslim north. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sectarian violence rocks Nigeria's northern city of Jos
    17 january 2010 14:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Many were feared dead or injured Sunday, as sectarian vi olence broke out in Nigeria's northern city of Jos, according to the state government and the police . Full text...

  • Five killed in Kenya Muslim demonstration
    15 january 2010 19:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- No fewer than five people were killed on Friday during a riot by Muslim protesters who are opposed to the continued detention of Jamaica n Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdullah El-Feisal, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • UN report paints grim picture of world's indigenous peoples
    15 january 2010 16:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The world's 370 million indigenous peoples suffer from dis proportionately, often exponentially, higher rates of poverty, health problems, c rime and human rights abuses, the first ever United Nations study on the issue r e ported Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan Muslims riot to press for release of detained Jamaican cleric
    15 january 2010 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Muslims took to the streets here Friday to press for the release of controversial Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al Faisa l , who faces deportation for being in the country illegally. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Muslims riot in Nairobi over Jamaican cleric
    15 january 2010 11:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Muslim faithful are rioting in the Kenyan capital, Nairo bi, Friday to press for the release of Jamaican cleric Abdullah al Faisal. Full text...

  • Nigeria deploys anti-terrorist squad at airports
    15 january 2010 07:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of efforts to toughen its anti-terrorism stand i n the wake of a recent US blacklisting, Nigeria has deployed crack anti-terrorist squads at key airports, including the main gateway Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. Full text...

  • Kenya govt ordered to produce Jamaican cleric in court
    14 january 2010 15:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi high court on Thursday ordered the Kenyan gove rnment to produce in court the controversial Jamaican Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdu l lah al Faisal, who is at the centre of a deportation saga that has put the gover n ment and Muslim faithfuls in the country at loggerheads. Full text...

  • Expats' kidnappers demand 300m naira ransom
    14 january 2010 10:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The kidnappers of four expatriate workers in Nigeria hav e demanded a ransom of 300 million naira (US$2 million) to effect their release, the police said. Full text...

  • Gambia police declare zero tolerance for gender-based violence
    13 january 2010 21:24:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia's Assistant Superintendent of Police Yahya Fadera on Wednesday declared there will be zero tolerance for gender-based violence, i n particular rape and sexual assault against women and girls, warning that perpet r ators will have no place to hide. Full text...

  • 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...

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