Violence in Africa -
  • UN official tasks Angola, DRC on tackling sexual violence
    17 march 2011 17:22:43
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Margot Wallstrom, on Thursday called on Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations of sexual violence and take practical steps to prevent them. Full text...

  • MEND claims responsibility for Agip attack
    16 march 2011 21:30:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack on an Agip's facility in Nigeria's oil region, saying it is the beginning of the fight ''for the liberation of the Niger Delta''. Full text...

  • Nigerian military confirms attack on Agip facility
    16 march 2011 14:48:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military Wednesday confirmed an attack on an Agip facility in oil-producing Bayelsa state. Full text...

  • Five family members killed in Nigeria's volatile city
    14 march 2011 18:17:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five member of the same family were killed early Monday in Nigeria's central city of Jos, as the seemingly endless ethno-religious killings in the city and its environs continue unabated, police said. Full text...

  • Mutharika accuses lecturer of inciting students to topple Malawi govt
    14 march 2011 18:07:00
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The stand-off between university lecturers at the Zomba-based Chancellor College, the main constituent college of the University of Malawi, and the government of President Bingu wa Mutharika is spreading with another institution joining the fray in solidarity. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamic fundamentalists kill Muslim Cleric in Nigeria
    14 march 2011 14:50:23
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram have shot dead a Muslim Cleric, in the latest of such killings in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri. Full text...

  • 50 die in pre-election violence in Nigeria
    14 march 2011 08:54:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - More than 50 people have been killed in violence linked to political party primaries and election campaigns since Nov. 2010, ahead of next month's general elections in Nigeria, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Full text...

  • Nigeria police arrest 15 over attack on President’s convoy
    13 march 2011 09:18:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police said 15 persons have been arrested and 13 of them charged to court over last week's stoning of the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan, when he went to northern Gombe state to campaign for next month's general election. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President condemns political rally blast
    03 march 2011 22:40:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Thursday's explosion at a ruling party rally that left at least 10 persons dead in Suleja, northern Niger state. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Bomb blast rocks campaign rally in Nigeria
    03 march 2011 16:46:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A political campaign rally in Suleja, in Nigeria's northern Niger State, Full text...

  • AI demands investigations into Tunisia violence
    01 march 2011 22:27:13
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Amnesty International (AI) is demanding immediate independent investigations into the violence perpetrated by the Tunisian security forces during demonstrations last December and January in the North African country that led to the collapse of the regime of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Full text...

  • ICRC "concerned" about resurgence of Ivorian violence (corrected)
    25 february 2011 22:38:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday expressed concern about the resurgence of violence in Côte d'Ivoire that has triggered the flight of thousands of people. Full text...

  • 12 killed in fresh violence in Nigerian city, Jos
    22 february 2011 15:23:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - An attack by unknown assailants on the Rwang Fang village in Nigeria's central Plateau state early Tuesday left 12 persons dead and several others injured, the military said. Full text...

  • Police kill 5 suspected 'Boko Haram' members in Nigeria
    22 february 2011 08:42:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Five suspected members of the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram have been killed in a shootout with the police in Borno and Yobe states in northern Nigeria, the police said. Full text...

  • Malawi university lecturers in peaceful demonstrations over academic freedom
    21 february 2011 13:42:26
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Lecturers at the Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi in the eastern city of Zomba, some 80 kilometres from Blantyre, Monday held peaceful demonstrations, protesting what they called an intrusion on their academic freedom. Full text...

  • Political violence flares up in Zimbabwe
    15 february 2011 07:24:45
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Five petrol bombs were used Monday in inter-party political violence which has flared-up in Zimbabwe, ahead of expected elections later in the year, police said. Full text...

  • Electric surge kills 3 in Angola
    08 february 2011 18:54:09
    Cela, Angola (PANA) - Three people were killed Monday by an electric surge in Cela district, coastal Kwanza Sul province of Angola.Full text...

  • Policeman kills 3 sisters for refusing to accept dirty notes from him
    07 february 2011 15:20:39
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Three girls from the same family have been shot dead by a policeman in Mbuji-Mayi, in the east-central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), police sources said. Full text...

  • ILO Chief urges Egypt to listen to workers' grievances
    03 february 2011 14:27:35
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General, Juan Somavia, has blamed the violent protests in Egypt on the government's continued stifling of workers' rights and the failure to provide decent jobs. Full text...

  • Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigeria killings
    03 february 2011 09:20:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Boko Haram Islamic sect has claimed responsibility for last week's killing of seven persons, including a governorship candidate, in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Mauritanian Islamists express solidarity with Egyptian protesters
    30 january 2011 12:11:41
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The National Rally for Reform and Development (RNRD-Tawassoul), a party of the moderate Islamist movement in Mauritania, has expressed support for the Egyptians protesting against the government of Hosni Mubarak, it said in a statement sent to PANA Sunday. Full text...

  • Several feared killed in fresh violence in Nigerian city
    29 january 2011 15:08:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Several persons were feared to have been killed Saturday in a fresh outbreak of violence in the increasingly-volatile city of Jos, the military task force maintaining the peace in the city said. Full text...

  • Angolan leader condemns terrorist attack in Russia
    28 january 2011 15:39:54
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - President José Eduardo dos Santos has condemned Monday's terrorist attack on Russia's busiest airport, the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, in which 35 persons were killed and another 200 injured. Full text...

  • 2 die, 18 buildings razed in Nigeria clashes - Police
    28 january 2011 10:14:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The police have put the death toll from the religious clashes that rocked Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi state overnight Wednesday at two, with 18 buildings razed. Full text...

  • 200 killed in one month in Jos violence
    28 january 2011 08:52:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The new wave of violence in Nigeria's central Plateau state has left 200 dead in the past month, as Christians and Muslims engage in tit-for-tat killings, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement. Full text...

  • Several persons feared dead in Nigeria religious clashes
    27 january 2011 18:35:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A disagreement among youths playing snooker snowballed into overnight clashes between Christians and Muslims in northern Bauchi state that left several persons dead and many buildings, including mosques, burnt, the police said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for end to violence in Egypt
    27 january 2011 16:44:47
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday urged all Egyptians to ensure that the current political protests in that country did not lead to further violence, while urging them to show restraint.Full text...

  • Nigeria's umbrella labour union seeks state of emergency in Jos
    27 january 2011 09:04:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The umbrella Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Plateau, of which Jos is capital, following recurring violence in the state in recent times. Full text...

  • UN human rights chief demands justice for victims of Jos violence
    23 january 2011 09:43:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay, has called on the Nigerian government to ensure full justice for victims of the recurrent violence in the northern city of Jos by bringing to account those responsible for the violence as well as the associated human rights violations. Full text...

  • Kenyan VP says ICC complementing Nairobi post-election violence efforts
    20 january 2011 19:07:46
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Kenyan Vice-President, Stephen Karonzo Musyoka, on a two-day official visit to Malawi, Wednesday said the International Court of Justice (ICC) was complementing measures the Kenyan government had put in place in the wake of the violence that followed the biggest East African economy's disputed 2007 polls. Full text...

  • 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...

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