Violence in Africa -
  • MEND disclaims statement on impending attack
    19 january 2011 13:58:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has denied issuing any warning on an impending ''ferocious attack'' on the downstream of Nigeria's oil sector. Full text...

  • State rights body faults Kenyan govt's bid to shield ICC suspects
    17 january 2011 20:16:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has criticized government’s plan to finance the legal defence of two individuals, named by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor as masterminds of the post-election violence, on the grounds that they are civil servants.Full text...

  • University of Kinshasa students' demonstrations claim lives
    14 january 2011 15:39:10
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) .- A protest march by students of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), on Thursday led to the death of about 10 people during an altercation with the police, according to independent sources. Full text...

  • UN Commissioner urged to call Special Session on Nigeria's troubled city
    13 january 2011 16:41:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Civil society group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, to "urgently call or facilitate a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Jos, capital of the central Plateau State of Nigeria.” Full text...

  • Congolese authorities arrest 72 rebels in Bas Congo
    12 january 2011 15:58:18
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - A group of 72 rebels has been arrested in the Bas-Congo province, in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), provincial governor Senator Jacques Mbadu, disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU condemns killing of two Frenchmen in Niger
    11 january 2011 21:32:43
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has condemned in strong terms the kidnapping and murder of two French citizens by members allegedly belonging to Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), a statement from the council of member states made available to PANA in Brussels said. Full text...

  • Malawi police kill 4 robbers in Blantyre raid
    11 january 2011 16:52:18
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, in the wee hours of Tuesday gunned down four armed robbers during a raid. Full text...

  • Tanzanian police caution careless gun owners
    11 january 2011 14:08:40
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A wave of armed robberies has prompted the Tanzanian police to warn licensed gun owners that they would have their weapons confiscated if found misplaced or in wrong hands. Full text...

  • Fresh attack leaves 13 dead in Nigerian city
    11 january 2011 11:53:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A fresh attack on two villages near Jos, capital of Nigeria's central Plateau state, has left 13 dead, the police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian students' unions begin indefinite strike
    10 january 2011 17:12:33
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Four Mauritanian students' unions on Monday began an indefinite strike action to protest against the falling standard of living for students, PANA was informed by the leadership of the unions.Full text...

  • Fresh violence leaves 9 dead in Nigerian city
    09 january 2011 09:46:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A fresh outbreak of violence has claimed eight lives in Jos, capital of Nigeria's northern state of Plateau, where Christmas Eve bombings left over 80 dead and many more injured, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Bomb scare: Lagos govt., security agencies allay fears, beef up security
    04 january 2011 20:55:26
    Ikeja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Lagos State government, in south-west Nigeria, Tuesday allayed fears of any spill-over of the recent Abuja and Jos bomb blasts in the state, saying it had beefed up security. Full text...

  • Nigeria to get anti-terrorism Czar
    03 january 2011 15:32:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to get an anti-terrorism Czar, after a spate of bombings raised serious security concerns in Africa's most populous nation. Full text...

  • Nigerian security chiefs meet over explosions
    03 january 2011 08:43:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to meet with the country's security chiefs Monday as concerns grow of the spate of bombings in the country. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamists raze church in Nigerian city
    02 january 2011 20:22:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some unknown persons, suspected to be members of the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram, Sunday burnt down a church in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri, nine days after attacks on three churches in the city left six dead, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President visits victims of Abuja blast
    02 january 2011 16:16:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday visited the Asokoro General Hospital in the capital city of Abuja, where he consoled men, women and children who were injured by the bomb explosion at a market in the Sani Abacha Barracks in the nation's capital on New Year's Eve. Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition to govt - Is anyone in charge here?
    02 january 2011 13:41:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) on Sunday took the federal government to task over the series of deadly violence that has hit Africa's most populous nation in recent times, asking: ''Is anyone still in charge of Nigeria?'' Full text...

  • Presidential aspirant tasks Jonathan on security in Nigeria
    02 january 2011 09:59:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former Nigerian anti-corruption Czar Nuhu Ribadu, a presidential aspirant under the main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), has challenged President Goodluck Jonathan to guarantee the security of Nigerians, following the blast that ripped through a market located in a military barracks in the capital city of Abuja on New Year's Eve. Full text...

  • MEND denies involvement in Abuja blast
    02 january 2011 09:58:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied any involvement in the New Year Eve's blast in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, that left four dead and 26 injured. Full text...

  • Victims of Abuja blast identified
    01 january 2011 20:05:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA - Four operatives of Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) and a Nigerian Army officer Full text...

  • Abuja explosion scene remains cordoned off
    01 january 2011 13:04:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The mammy market in Sani Abacha barracks in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, scene of the New Year Eve's explosion that the police said left 4 dead and 13 injured, remained cordoned off by armed soldiers Saturday, as the nation struggles to come to terms with rising violence ahead of general elections this year. Full text...

  • 4 die, 13 injured in Abuja blast - Police
    01 january 2011 10:26:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian police said only 4 persons died while 13 others were injured in the blast that rocked a military barracks in the capital city of Abuja on New Year's Eve. Full text...

  • President Jonathan condemns Abuja blast
    31 december 2010 22:49:24
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the New Year Eve's blast Full text...

  • '11 die in Abuja explosion' (3rd update)
    31 december 2010 22:26:07
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 11 people have been killed and many more injured in the explosion that rocked Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Many feared dead in Abuja explosion
    31 december 2010 19:53:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Many persons have reportedly died from an explosion Friday night at the Sani Abacha Army barracks in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, witnesses said, adding "Many are being rushed to the Asokoro hospital." Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Explosion rocks Sanni Abacha barracks in Nigeria
    31 december 2010 19:18:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - An explosion has rocked the Sani Abacha barracks in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, and there are fears that casualties might be high. Full text...

  • Tunisia mass demonstration spreads, now in its 12th day
    29 december 2010 19:26:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The mass demonstration in Tunisia, which began after a young unemployed graduate (Mohamed Bouazizi) tried to set himself ablaze in protest against "bad living conditions and unemployment", has entered its 12th day with action spreading to most parts of Tunisia, PANA reported Wednesday.Full text...

  • Cleric condemns group over responsibility claim for Nigeria blast
    29 december 2010 11:00:04
    Lagos,Nigeria (PANA) - The Director of an Islamic non-governmental organization, Muslim Rights Concern(MURIC), Dr. Is-haq Akintola, has slammed the group that claimed responsibility for the deadly blast that claimed over 80 lives in Nigeria's northern cities of Jos and Maiduguri 24 Dec. Full text...

  • Jos violence: Nigerian govt urged to surrender perpetrators to ICC
    28 december 2010 12:37:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With the death toll from the Christmas Eve bombings in Nigeria's northern city of Jos now 80, a Nigerian civil society group has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to surrender the perpetrators to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for prosecution, ''as the court is already investigating the international crimes being committed in Jos''. Full text...

  • 22 burnt to death in Nigeria road crash
    28 december 2010 10:10:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Twenty-two people were burnt to death following an accident involving a passenger bus along the Benin-Asaba highway in southern Nigeria Monday, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Group claims responsibility for Nigeria attacks
    28 december 2010 08:48:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A previously unknown group, Jama'atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda'Awati Wal Jihad, has claimed responsibility for the Christmas Eve attacks in Nigeria's northern cities of Jos and Maiduguri, which claimed a total of over 80 lives. Full text...

  • French Socialist Party expresses concerns about ethno-religious violence in Nigeria
    27 december 2010 20:12:01
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French Socialist Party on Monday expressed concerned about a possible destabilization of Nigeria following the rise in the ethnic and religious violence that reached another high in the city of Jos this weekend. Full text...

  • Security beefed up in Nigeria's capital after Jos violence
    27 december 2010 11:17:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian authorities have increased the level of security in the capital city of Abuja, to forestall a spillover of the violence that rocked the northern city of Jos Sunday, following reprisal attacks over the Christmas Eve explosions that left 32 dead and 74 injured. Full text...

  • AU, others condemn Xmas Eve blasts in Nigeria
    27 december 2010 10:40:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping has condemned the bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's northern city of Jos on Christmas Eve, killing 32 and injuring 74. Full text...

  • Uneasy calm in Nigerian city after Sunday's violence
    27 december 2010 10:10:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Uneasy calm prevailed in Nigeria's northern city of Jos Monday, a day after angry youths carried out reprisal attacks in some parts of the city, burning houses and molesting residents over the Christmas Eve bombings that left 32 dead and 74 dead. Full text...

  • 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...

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