Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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