Violence in Africa -
  • Nine arrested over Nigeria terror attacks
    08 november 2011 09:29:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian security agencies have arrested nine persons in connection with last Friday's terror attacks in northern Yobe state that the police said left 53 dead. Full text...

  • 5 die in clashes by rival cult gangs in Nigerian city
    07 november 2011 16:51:13
    Yenagoa, Nigeria (PANA) - The Police in Nigeria's South South Bayelsa State have confirmed the death of five persons following clashes by rival cult gangs. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt ''to publish list of terrorists, sponsors''
    07 november 2011 09:30:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government is to publish the list of terrorists and their sponsors, as part of efforts to combat the worsening terror attacks in Africa's most populous nation, the private Guardian newspaper reported on Monday. Full text...

  • US warns of possible terror attacks in Abuja
    06 november 2011 19:06:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US Embassy in Nigeria has warned of imminent attacks by the Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram against targets in the capital city of Abuja, following the multiple attacks in northern Yobe state on Friday night that the police said left 53 dead. Full text...

  • Nigeria terror attacks: Opposition asks security chiefs to resign or be fired
    06 november 2011 16:40:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria opposition has asked the country's security chiefs to resign or be fired, after Friday night's terror attacks by Islamic insurgents Boko Haram that left dozens dead and injured in the northern state of Yobe. Full text...

  • Jonathan orders arrest of perpetrators of Nigeria terror attacks as death toll reaches 150
    06 november 2011 09:16:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered security agencies to smoke out the perpetrators of Friday's terror attacks in three cities in the north, as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the death toll has topped 150. Full text...

  • Police confirm 53 dead in Nigeria attacks
    05 november 2011 17:58:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Police Commissioner in Nigeria's northern Yobe state, Suleiman Lawal, has confirmed that 53 people died in the series of attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Potiskum and Damaturu in northern Yobe state, starting on Friday and lasting far into the night. Full text...

  • 3 suspected Boko Haram bombers die in explosion
    04 november 2011 21:28:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram died on Friday when the explosives they had wanted to use to attack the military Joint Task Force (JTF) headquarters in the northern city of Maiduguri exploded prematurely. Full text...

  • Impending ICC report on Jos crisis excites Nigerian NGO
    04 november 2011 09:38:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian NGO Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Friday welcomed the statement by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), that a report on its “preliminary examinations” concerning allegations of crimes against humanity in the northern city of Jos will be published by December. Full text...

  • President Wade condemns violence in northern Senegal
    28 october 2011 11:11:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has condemned the violence which erupted Wednesday in Fanaye, in the region of Saint-Louis, northern Senegal, leaving two persons dead and 20 others injured. Full text...

  • Kenyan police chief warns of Al Shabaab converts
    27 october 2011 17:00:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere, warned Thursday of a growing threat posed by the local recruits into the Al Shabaab militant group currently occupying parts of Southern and Central Somalia.Full text...

  • Second grenade attack in Kenya kills one - Police
    24 october 2011 20:41:24
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A grenade attack at a bus terminal in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday evening left one person dead and many more injured, the police said. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders tussle over post-election violence
    19 october 2011 17:42:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga Wednesday engaged each other in a rare public exchange of rhetoric over the post-election violence after Odinga urged Kibaki to accept responsibility for police killings in the 2007/08 violence in Kenya.Full text...

  • 15 die in Nigeria violence
    18 october 2011 08:41:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 15 persons, including pregnant women, children and the elderly, were killed while over 60 houses were razed in a politically-motivated violence that broke out in a community in Nigeria's northern Benue state, the local Vanguard newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • MP shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in Nigeria
    17 october 2011 14:26:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A member of the state House of Assembly (state parliament) in Nigeria's northern Borno state, Mr. Modu Bintube, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be members of the violent Islamic group Boko Haram, local radio stations reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria attack: 1 police inspector, 2 attackers confirmed dead, other casualties feared (update)
    16 october 2011 13:54:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The police in Nigeria's northern city of Gombe has confirmed that at least one police officer, an Inspector, and two suspected Boko Haram insurgents died in Sunday's bomb attack at a base of the police mobile force (PMF) on the outskirts of the city. Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Many casualties feared from attack on police base in Nigeria
    16 october 2011 11:37:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people are feared dead or injured following Sunday's attack on the police mobile force base in northern Gombe state, police sources told PANA. Full text...

  • 2010 Independence Day bombing: SSS arrests Nigerian banker, others
    12 october 2011 10:33:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian State Security Service (SSS) Tuesday confirmed that it had arrested a banker, an ally of the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, for allegedly coordinating the financing of the nation’s 50th Independence Day bombings in Abuja on 1 October, 2010. Full text...

  • UN expert tasks member states on prevention of violence against women
    11 october 2011 21:24:34
    New York, US (PANA) - Ms. Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, on Tuesday said that violence against women across the world continued to be pervasive and widespread and reminded member states of their obligation under international law to protect women. Full text...

  • Nigerian presidential panel on election violence warns of imminent "social revolution"
    10 october 2011 19:26:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Government Investigation Panel on the 2011 Election Violence on Monday submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan, warning that if the current social, economic and security situation in Nigeria are allowed to continue without addressing them it could “escalate to social revolution”. Full text...

  • Death toll rises to 24 in Coptic Christians' protest in Egypt
    10 october 2011 09:23:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - At least 24 people were killed and over 200 injured in Maspero, downtown Cairo, on Sunday evening, as thousands of Egypt's Coptic Christians protested what they perceived as the government's weak response to recent sectarian incidents in the country. Full text...

  • Fresh violence in Somalia worries UNHCR
    04 october 2011 18:19:05
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The UN refugee agency said Tuesday it is "very concerned" by the latest escalation of violence in southern Somalia. Full text...

  • Somali insurgents kill scores in state building attack
    04 october 2011 17:24:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A suicide bomb explosion in Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday killed and maimed scores of people in what was considered one of the worst attacks. Full text...

  • 7 arrested over Nigeria killings
    04 october 2011 08:42:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police has arrested seven suspects in connection with Saturday's attack on Lingyado village in the country's northern Zamfara state that left 19 dead and several others injured, the state governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar, said. Full text...

  • Nigeria's first lady pleads: "pull the country back from brink of collapse”
    29 september 2011 17:57:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The wife of the Nigerian President, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Thursday convened a one-day National Stakeholders Meeting on Peace Advocacy, pleading with Nigerians to help pull the country “back from the brink of collapse”. Full text...

  • Nigerian security agencies working in unity against terrorism, says Air Force Chief
    28 september 2011 13:47:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, on Wednesday assured that all the Nigerian Defence and security agencies were working in renewed unity in the fight against terrorism. Full text...

  • Football: Seven die in post-match violence in Western Sahara
    27 september 2011 16:11:01
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – Seven people have been killed and about 20 injured in violence that erupted last Sunday after a football match in Dakhla, a town of Western Sahara, an official source told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Panel recommends dialogue with Boko Haram
    27 september 2011 14:24:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A fact-finding panel set up by the Nigerian government last month on the Islamic sect Boko Haram has recommended that the government should consider dialogue and negotiation with the sect to end its bombing attacks. Full text...

  • Presidential Committee submits report on Boko Haram menace in Nigeria
    26 september 2011 19:11:31
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Presidential Committee on the security challenges posed by the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria on Monday submitted its report to President Goodluck Jonathan, recommending that the federal government should fundamentally consider the option of dialogue and negotiation towards dealing with the menace. Full text...

  • Govt/students face-off: Malawi Student activist found dead in suspicious circumstances
    26 september 2011 18:54:44
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Tension is high at the Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi , following the death of a final-year engineering student over the weekend. Full text...

  • UN chief says sexual violence a threat to peace, security
    23 september 2011 14:27:52
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that sexual violence in conflict represents a threat to peace and security and is not just a health or human rights issue.Full text...

  • Nigerian MPs flee parliament over Boko Haram scare
    21 september 2011 08:47:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Lawmakers in Nigeria's bicameral legislature fled their offices on Tuesday afternoon following a rumour of an impending attack by the Islamic sect Boko Haram, in an indication of how the violent sect has taken the country by the jugular.Full text...

  • Boko Haram denies killing man who met Obj, threatens journalists
    19 september 2011 09:04:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's violent Islamic sect Boko Haram has denied its gunmen killed the man who met former President Olusegun Obasanjo last Thursday, and warned it would attack journalists who spread such 'false representations'.Full text...

  • Cattle raiders kill dozens in South Sudan despite troops deployments
    18 september 2011 18:27:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Dozens of people, including women and children, were reportedly killed and an unspecified number injured when cattle raiders attacked villages in Mayendit county in the Unity State, South Sudan. Full text...

  • Boko Haram: Setback for peace moves as man is shot dead for meeting Obasanjo
    18 september 2011 09:42:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Efforts to kick-start peace talks between the Nigerian government and the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram have suffered a setback, as the brother in-law of the sect's founder was shot dead on Saturday, two days after meeting former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Full text...

  • Ex-Nigerian President seeks to initiate talks between govt, Boko Haram
    16 september 2011 08:27:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo may be seeking to initiate peace talks between the federal government and the Islamic sect Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the spate of bombings in the country in recent times, the private Nation newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN identifies victims of Nigeria bombing
    14 september 2011 19:29:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The United Nations on Wednesday released the names of those who died in the 26 Aug. bomb blast at its Abuja office, saying the number of deaths remained 23, out of whom 11 were UN employees. Full text...

  • Sudanese parliament approves state of emergency in Blue Nile
    12 september 2011 17:37:48
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s federal parliament on Monday approved a provisional state of emergency, declared by President Omar El-Bashir in the remote Blue Nile region two weeks ago, giving the army a free hand to go ahead with military operations there. Full text...

  • Death toll in fresh Nigeria violence rises to 12
    10 september 2011 09:52:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll in the ongoing sectarian violence in Nigeria's central Plateau state has risen to 12, the local press reported Saturday, quoting the chair of the affected local council. Full text...

  • UN Rights Office tasks Nigeria on ethnic, religious violence
    09 september 2011 17:06:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Office on Friday called on Nigerian authorities to address the renewed ethnic and religious violence in the country, including by curbing the hate speech and encouraging reconciliation among various communities. Full text...

  • UN marks 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks against US
    09 september 2011 16:18:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday marked the 10th anniversary of the 11 September, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US with a solemn commemoration in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York. Full text...

  • Anti-slavery NGO denounces attack against its activists in Mauritania
    08 september 2011 12:56:22
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The president of the Initiative for the resurgence of the abolitionist movement (IRA), a Mauritanian anti-slavery NGO, has strongly condemned police violence against its activists and supporters. Full text...

  • Egyptian authorities to go tough on unruly protesters
    08 september 2011 10:06:08
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Egypt's interim ruling military authorities have warned protesters that attacks on the military and the police as well as destruction of public property will henceforth be met with a firm response. Full text...

  • Pro-opposition TV station burnt down in DRC pre-election violence
    07 september 2011 14:37:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Unidentified armed men Tuesday torched the studios of a private television station that aired programmes favorable to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported, quoting local journalists and news reports. Full text...

  • Family of eight, three others killed in Nigeria violence
    05 september 2011 08:27:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Christian family of eight and three others were killed Sunday by suspected Muslim youths in Nigeria's volatile city of Jos, capital of northern Plateau state which has been in the throes of ethno-religious crisis for some time, the local Nation newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian NGO condemns violence against blacks in Libya
    01 september 2011 22:51:36
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A Mauritanian human rights NGO, Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist movement (IRA), on Thursday strongly condemned "the racist violence which the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) has been perpetrating agaist blacks since the beginning of the armed conflict in the country". Full text...

  • Many feared dead in resurgent violence in Nigerian city
    30 august 2011 09:26:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared to have been killed or injured on Monday in the resurgent sectarian violence in Jos, the violence-prone capital of Nigeria's northern city of Plateau. Full text...

  • Nigeria police arrest suspects in bombing of UN House
    30 august 2011 08:33:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police said Tuesday it had arrested some suspects in Friday's suicide bombing of the UN House in the capital city of Abuja, according to local newspaper reports Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'FBI takes over investigations of UN House bombing'
    29 august 2011 14:49:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has taken over the investigations into Friday’s bombing of the UN building in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, the private Punch newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • 9 UN staff confirmed dead in Nigeria bombing
    28 august 2011 08:29:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN system in Nigeria has confirmed that nine of its staffers were among the 18 people who died in Friday's suicide bombing of the UN House in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, the private Thisday newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

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