Violence in Africa -
  • Gambian president vows to wipe out crime
    08 november 2010 18:49:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, has reiterated his government's determination to stamp out the current surge of vices from the country, warning that the country, under his leadership, would not be a safe haven for criminals. Full text...

  • Gambia sacks, detains 2 military officers
    05 november 2010 19:32:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Two officers of the Gambia Armed Force (GAF), Pa Yusupha Jatta and Sanna Sanyang, have been arrested, dismissed from the force and were a lso being detained, according to the Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the Nati o nal Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), Chief Inspector Abdoulie Ceesay, PANA. Full text...

  • Seychelles convicts 11 pirates over Spanish fish vessel attack
    05 november 2010 10:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A court in the Indian Ocean state of Seychelles has conv icted 11 Somali pirates to six years each in prison after finding them guilty of attacking a Spanish fishing vessel, Intertuna II, in March 2010, the European an t i-piracy force said. Full text...

  • Kidnapped principal of Mobil school freed in Nigeria
    29 october 2010 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lakshimi Tombush, the expatriate principal of of the Mob il Pegasus High School who was kidnapped 13 Oct. Full text...

  • EU finances demining operation in Congo
    27 october 2010 11:59:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday signed a funding agreement to the tune of 750,000 Euros to conduct a demining operation at the minefield near the Maya-Maya international airport, i n the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. Full text...

  • French-flagged tanker escapes pirate attack in Tanzania
    27 october 2010 10:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Pirates operating in the Indian Ocean coastline, failed to successfully hijack a French-flagged gas tanker after its 14-member crew took refuge in a safe inside the ship, the European Naval Task Force said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Curfew imposed in Nigerian city after violent clashes
    27 october 2010 08:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Authorities in Nigeria's South-South Cross River state T uesday imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew on the two communities involved in a violent c lash over land that has left at least 13 people dead. Full text...

  • Nigeria's security service intercepts 8 containers of explosives, mortars
    26 october 2010 19:14:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) on Tuesday interc epted 13 containers at the Apapa Wharf, Lagos, with eight of them containing exp l osives, rocket launchers and mortars. Full text...

  • Resurgent violence claims 6 in Nigerian city
    26 october 2010 19:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Resurgent violence in Nigeria's northern state of Platea u has claimed six lives and left several injured, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria communal clash claims 13
    26 october 2010 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The corpses of 13 persons who were burnt to death in a c ommunal clash over land in Nigeria's southern Cross River state have been found b y the police, police spokesman Etim Dickson told journalists here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria communal clash claims 13
    26 october 2010 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The corpses of 13 persons who were burnt to death in a c ommunal clash over land in Nigeria's southern Cross River state has been found by the police, police spokesman Etim D ickson told journalists here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rights group says sexual violence plagues Cote d'Ivoire
    25 october 2010 16:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said hundreds of w omen in Cote d'Ivoire are being gang-raped in recent times. Full text...

  • Int'l Red Cross says violence rate increasing in Somalia
    25 october 2010 14:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has sa id that the number of civilians wounded in the conflict in Somalia has gone up 7 2 per cent for women and children compared with 2009 levels. Full text...

  • Somali pirates hijack Greek gas tanker after Mombasa Port sail off
    24 october 2010 17:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Pirates have seized a Singaporean-flagged gas tanker, MV York, with a German captain, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos as it sailed to Se y chelles hours after stopping at the Port of Mombasa, the European Naval Task For c e, said in a statement Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's anti-graft body alleges bomb threat, warns masterminds
    21 october 2010 19:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has raised the alarm over bomb threats against its top officials and office buildings in a manner reminiscent of the 1 October bomb bla s ts in capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • MEND threatens President Jonathan's campaign
    19 october 2010 22:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) on Tuesday threatened the electioneering campaign of Nigeria's President Goo d luck Jonathan, while also repeating its earlier threat to detonate another bomb i n the capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Mbororo cattle rearers invade DRC communities
    19 october 2010 19:21:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A dozen communities in the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been invaded by the Mbororo nomadic cat t le rearers in search of pastures in that part of Congo, PANA reported from here T uesday. Full text...

  • Okah's brother, Charles, 4 others to be tried for Abuja twin blasts
    19 october 2010 17:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five persons, including the younger brother of Henry Oka h who was arrested last weekend, are to be tried for their roles in the twin bom b blasts in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, on 1 October, during the 50th indep e ndence anniversary celebrations, Spokesperson for the State Security Services (S S S), Marilyn Ogar, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNDP study says 42% of Mauritanians lives in poverty
    18 october 2010 19:23:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The percentage of Mauritanian population living in poverty is estimated at 42 per cent, despite the 1. Full text...

  • EU wants Tanzania to take over trial of pirates
    18 october 2010 17:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union's anti-piracy task force officials have approached Tanzania to consider the prosecution of pirates arrested off-the coast of Somalia as part of efforts to combat ongoing piracy threats in the region, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 100 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers arrested in Nigeria
    16 october 2010 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A combined team of soldiers, police and state security officials have arrested 100 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers in an ongoing operation to rid Nigeria's south-eastern state of Abia of kidnappers who have laid siege to the state, according to a military spokesman. Full text...

  • MEND threatens another bomb blast in Abuja
    16 october 2010 09:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to detonate another bomb in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja to prove it was indeed responsible for the blast that ruined the country's 50th independence anniversary 1 October, 2010. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 days after (Corrected)
    11 october 2010 19:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 days after (Corrected)
    11 october 2010 19:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Angola shipwreck: Victim's corpse recovered 3 day after
    11 october 2010 16:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's National Service of Civil Protection and Fireme n Saturday recovered a corpse along the sea coast of Tomboco district, north Zai r e province, three days after a shipwreck Thursday. Full text...

  • Hijacked Japanese vessel under tight French warship watch
    11 october 2010 16:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A French warship, Fs Floreal, and an international count er-piracy force, have been deployed to monitor a Japanese ship, hijacked early M o nday as it approached the Kenyan port of Mombasa. Full text...

  • Abducted national youth corps members freed in Nigeria
    06 october 2010 19:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four female members of Nigeria's national youth service corps (NYSC), who were abducted by unknown gunmen 16 Sept. Full text...

  • Nigeria blast: Militant leader's allegation rocks Nigeria
    06 october 2010 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An allegation by MEND leader Henry Okah, that President Goodluck Jonathan wanted him to compel the militant group to retract its claim of responsibility for the Abuja blast so he (President) can blame the attacks on his Northern political opponents, is rocking the fragile Nigerian polity. Full text...

  • Ex-militants meet President Jonathan, deny role in blast (adding quotes)
    05 october 2010 16:02:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former militants Tuesday met with Nigeria's President Go odluck Jonathan in Abuja, telling him the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was not responsi ble for the bomb blast that marred Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary Friday. Full text...

  • DEVELOPING STORY: Ex-militants meet President Jonathan, deny role in blast
    05 october 2010 15:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former militants Tuesday met with Nigeria's President Go odluck Jonathan in Abuja, telling him the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was not responsible for the bomb blast that marred Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria blast: Detained presidential candidate campaign chief freed
    05 october 2010 09:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian media mogul Raymond Dokpesi, the campaign chief of presidential candidate Ibrahim Babangida, has been released from detention by the State Security Service (SSS), the local media reported. Full text...

  • 9 suspects arrested over Abuja bomb attacks
    04 october 2010 17:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The State Security Service (SSS) in Nigeria has confirme d the arrest of nine suspects linked in connection with the bombing incident whi c h took place Friday during the countryâ?s 50th anniversary celebrations in Abuja , the Nigerian Federal capital city. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Opposition to Jonathan: Don't jump to conclusion over bomb attacks
    04 october 2010 16:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Nigeria most-vocal opposition party, has advised President Goodluck Jonathan not to jump to conclu s ions over Friday's bomb attacks in Abuja, saying investigators must be allowed t o do a thorough job so they can fish out the culprits. Full text...

  • Police arrest 1, declare 2 wanted over Abuja blast
    04 october 2010 07:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police said they have made an arrest and have declared two persons wanted in connection with Friday's blast that ruined Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebration in the capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Nigeria@50: Condemnation trails bomb blasts at ceremony
    01 october 2010 18:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians have condemned the attack launched by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) in Abuja, close to the venue of the golden jubilee independence anniversary celebrations, describing it as unwarranted, ill-advised and capable of further denting the image of the country at the global level. Full text...

  • Many casualties feared in Abuja explosion
    01 october 2010 11:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two explosions, one of them from a car bomb, went off at short intervals Friday near the Eagle Square in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja, where the country's 50th independence anniversary is bein g celebrated. Full text...

  • Banjul hosts regional anti-drug law enforcers
    30 september 2010 16:28:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Banjul is hosting a regional experts forum on illicit drugs trafficking and organized crimes, aimed at reviewing and adopting a framework for regional West African Drug Law Enforcement Joint Operations, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • UN report confirms 300 rape cases in DRC
    24 september 2010 17:34:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A UN Human Rights report Friday confirmed that no fewer th an 303 civilians were raped over a period of four days in late July and early Au g ust in the volatile far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Police avoid Media as autopsy confirms unnatural death for Zim student
    22 september 2010 15:15:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi Police Wednesday "chickened out" of a planned p ress conference at the last minute, to discuss the results of an autopsy into th e death of 25 year-old-old Zimbabwean accountancy student, Linda Gasa, and circum s tances leading to her death. Full text...

  • Police teargas rioters after Police car kills 2
    20 september 2010 18:36:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police in the southern Malawi town of Balaka, some 200 kilometres outside the commercial capital, Monday lobbed teargas into a crowd o f angry residents to break up a riot after a police patrol vehicle hit a family o f three, killing a woman and a child on the spot. Full text...

  • 'Bandits killed 11 people in Burundi'
    16 september 2010 19:02:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The spokesman of the Burundi National Defence Force and Veterans, Colonel Gaspard Baratutuza, said Thursday the murder of 11 people i n Rukoko, a nature reserve located in the western part of Bujumbura, was the wor k of criminals and not simply an incident of rebellion. Full text...

  • UNESCO chief condemns killing of second Ugandan journalist in 3 days
    16 september 2010 17:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has urged authorities in Uganda to launch a full investigation into the murder of radio news presenter Dickson Ssentongo on Monday, the second journalist to be killed in the East African country in three days, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill Nigerian anti-graft body's operative
    15 september 2010 08:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen have killed the head of the Forensic Unit at Nigeria's anti-graft Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Full text...

  • Darfur: UN expert wants attack on civilians probed
    14 september 2010 16:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An independent UN human rights expert, Mohamed Chande Othm an, on Tuesday called on the Sudanese government to urgently probe a recent atta c k in North Darfur that left dozens of civilians dead. Full text...

  • 2,500 explosives destroyed in Angola
    13 september 2010 18:50:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- No fewer than 2,631 explosives were destroyed from Janua ry 2009 to July 2010 in the central Huambo Province, Angola, in the demining exe r cise being conducted by some institutions, PANA reported Monday, quoting the cou n try's news agency, ANGOP. Full text...

  • Mozambican riots not linked to higher wheat prices, says think-tank
    13 september 2010 18:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The recent food riots in Mozambique should have been blamed on the weakening of the country's currency, the metical, against the South African rand, which made the cost of imports from South Africa much more expensive, an agricultural think-tank said Monday. Full text...

  • 37 illegal migrants arrested in Angola
    13 september 2010 15:23:00
    Mbanza Kongo- Angola (PANA) -- Thirty-seven foreigners, including 19 West African s, were arrested by the police for illegal migration into the Angolan province o f Zaire, during the last seven days, the country's news agency, ANGOP, reported. Full text...

  • Police deny holding Kenyan journalist over Kampala twin bombings
    09 september 2010 16:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government Thursday denied holding a radio journalist, Habib Suleiman Njoroge, on suspicion of participating in the planing of the 11 July (7/11) twin bombings in Kampala, the Ugandan capital. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Russian sailors freed in Nigeria
    09 september 2010 13:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two Russian sailors who were kidnapped in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region about a month ago have been freed unharmed by Nigeria's State Secur ity Service (SSS). Full text...

  • Over 230 civilians killed in Somalia battle
    09 september 2010 07:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said mor e than 230 civilians were killed and another 400 wounded in the ongoing conflict between al-Shabab and forces in Somalia. Full text...

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