Violence in Africa -
  • Armed groups in eastern DRC use rape as weapon - Aid agency
    06 march 2010 10:16:00
    Dar es salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Following recent brutal attacks on women by sus pected Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels in South Kivu province of DR Congo, non-governmental agency Christian Aid Saturday called for more action to accelerate the voluntary demobilisation of armed groups in the vast central African nation. Full text...

  • 2 grenade attacks leave 20 injured in Rwanda
    05 march 2010 18:49:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 20 persons were left injured Thursday in two grena de attacks in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the police confirmed to PANA here. Full text...

  • Italy donates 400,000 euros for demining programme in Angola
    02 march 2010 19:06:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The National Demining Institute (INAD) in Angola has rec eived 400,000 euros from Italy in support of its demining programme, PANA report e d here quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Four feared dead in militants/soldiers' clash in Nigeria
    02 march 2010 18:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The relative peace prevailing in Nigeria's Niger Delta o il region was shattered Tuesday when a clash between oil militants and soldiers left four persons, inclu ding a soldier, dead in at okolobiri in Yenagoa council of Bayelsa state, military sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyaâ?s truth and justice commission boss gets quit deadline
    21 february 2010 12:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Embattled Kenya's Truth and Justice Reconciliation Commi ssion (TJRC) chairman Bethuel Kiplagat has been given a 10-day ultimatum to resign, failing which he would be forced out, a coalition of 11 civil society organisations and his subordinates announced here Sunday. Full text...

  • 2-year-old boy drowns in water container
    17 february 2010 14:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A two-year old boy in the tourist capital of Zambia, Liv ingstone, has drowned after falling into a 20-litre container of water. Full text...

  • West Africa now producer of hard drugs, says UNODC
    16 february 2010 13:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- West Africa is no longer a transit point for drug courie rs; it has become a drug-producing region, according to the UN Deputy Secretary G eneral, Antonio Maria Costa, who is also the Executive Director of the United Na t ions Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Full text...

  • Over 1,000 Moroccans held in Belgian prisons
    15 february 2010 18:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian prisons are sheltering 1,182 Moroccans out of a total of 10,553 detainees, official sources told PANA here on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambiaâ?s 'torture' case resumes at ECOWAS Court
    15 february 2010 18:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The torture case involving Gambian government and a jour nalist, Musa Saidykhan, is set to resume 17 February, with the latter and his do c tor expected to testify before the sub-regional ECOWAS Community Court sitting i n Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 24 killed in fresh fighting in Somalia
    15 february 2010 11:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fresh fighting between government forces and the Al-Shab aab militia in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has left 24 dead, 40 injured and d isplaced thousands of civilians, said the United Nations High Commissioner for R e fugees (UNHCR). Full text...

  • Large Arms cache found in Conakry
    14 february 2010 15:28:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A large arms cache, made up of warfare weapons of diffe rent types, has been discovered in an uncompleted building in Boussoura, a distr i ct suburb of Conakry, the Guinean capital, according to the National TV channel o n Saturday. Full text...

  • Fire guts ex-President Jerry Rawlingsâ? residence
    14 february 2010 09:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Fire early on Sunday gutted the residence of Ghanaâ?s for mer President Jerry John Rawlings and consumed personal effects of the former fi r st couple. Full text...

  • Amnesty Int'l charges Nigeria's acting President on illegal killings
    12 february 2010 19:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) on Friday called on Nigeria's Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, to fulfill the commitments made in his acc e ptance speech by setting up an independent commission of inquiry into all suspec t ed cases of unlawful killings by the Nigeria Police Force in recent years. Full text...

  • Communal violence claims 6 lives in Nigeria
    11 february 2010 11:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers have been deployed to help restore order after a resurgent communal violence in Nigeria's northern Gombe state has claimed six lives and left many more injured, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Thursday, quoting a Nigeria Red Cross official. Full text...

  • Jonathan's upgrade to Acting President may not stem violence in oil region
    11 february 2010 07:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The resurgent violence in Nigeria's oil region may conti nue despite the installation of a Niger Delta, Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, as Acting President, if indicat ions from a militant group are anything to go by. Full text...

  • Nigerian army denies extra-judicial killings' allegation
    09 february 2010 18:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Army Tuesday denied allegations that its so ldiers carried out extra-judicial killings during the Boko Haram sectarian viole n ce in several states in آ the predominantly-Muslim northern Nigeria last year. Full text...

  • Police intensify hunt for elusive Malawi gay rights campaigner
    09 february 2010 16:22:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in Malawi have intensified the hunt for a man w ho is allegedly behind a campaign mobilizing for gay rights in the largely homop h obic southern African country. Full text...

  • Niger students remember slain colleagues at pro-democracy march
    09 february 2010 15:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Union of Niger Students (USN) has launched a series o f events to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the killing of three students du r ing a pro-democracy demonstration on 9 February, 1990, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • ICC prosecutor to consider petition on violence in Nigerian city
    08 february 2010 15:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, The Netherlands, has agreed to investigate allegations of unlawful killing of about 326 people and perpetration of other crimes under international law during the v i olence in Jos, Nigeria's north central Plateau State, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Militant group 'disables' Shell pipeline
    07 february 2010 14:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian militant group, the Joint Revolutionary Counc il (JRC), said Sunday it had "successfully disabled" a major oil pipeline operated by Shell in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Armed robbers storm Mauritanian court premises, seize arms, drugs, money
    06 february 2010 13:22:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Armed robbers on Friday stormed the court premis es of a Mauritanian judicial division in Kiffa, 600 kilometres east of Nouakchot t , the capital, seizing arms and other items in the process, according to local n e ws reports. Full text...

  • France donates 25,000 euros to Nigerian state crisis victims
    05 february 2010 16:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- France has donated 25,000 euros (about 5. Full text...

  • UN peacebuilding office moves to combat sexual violence
    04 february 2010 16:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office has joined forces with a network of over a dozen other UN entities to prevent sexual viole n ce in armed conflict and respond effectively to the needs of survivors, UN said o n Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police arrest 22 WOZA members
    02 february 2010 16:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The police in Zimbabwe Tuesday arrested 22 female member s of a leading pressure group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), having met them d i scussing the countryâ?s constitutional reform process in a private home in Bulaw ayo, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Mauritanian opposition demands orderly preservation of inflammable materials
    02 february 2010 12:36:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's opposition democratic forces (CFOD) , a coalition of nine political parties, has asked the government to urgently ar r ange to preserve inflammable materials, according to a CFOD statement issued her e Tuesday. Full text...

  • 9 die in Nouakchott gas blast, says report
    01 february 2010 18:01:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- No fewer than nine people died in a blast which occurred on Sunday in a gas store here, according to a provisional report, made a vailable to PANA on Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya police discover large cache of arms, ammunition in private house
    01 february 2010 17:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the second time in as many months, the police in Ken ya announced on Monday they had unearthed an unknown quantity of arms and 35,000 rounds of live ammunition in a motor garage in Narok town, some 100 kilometers s o uth of Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Full text...

  • SERAP wants ICC to probe crimes against humanity in Nigeria city
    31 january 2010 09:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A civil society group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Acc ountability Project (SERAP), has petitioned Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at the Hague, The Netherlands, requesting him to use his position "to investigate allegations of unlawful killing of at lea st 326 people and perpetration of other crimes under international law during the recent secterian violence in Jos, the capital of Nigeria's Northern Plateau State". Full text...

  • Renewed violence looms in Niger Delta as MEND ends ceasefire
    30 january 2010 08:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The relative peace which has been recorded in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region is set to end, after the region's largest militant group ended its long ceasefir e Saturday. Full text...

  • UN expert warns on human rights violations in Somalia
    29 january 2010 16:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Dr. Full text...

  • 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...

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