Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria violence: Bomb injures 3 soldiers, gunmen raid police armoury
    06 july 2011 12:34:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An early morning explosion left three soldiers injured in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, Wednesday, the military said. Full text...

  • Boko Haram: Nigeria tightens security at state oil firm, 10 die in weekend attacks
    04 july 2011 08:35:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has beefed up security at the state oil firm in the capital city of Abuja, following intelligence reports that the company's imposing headquarters building is the next target of the Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

  • EU to help Sahel countries in fight against terrorism
    29 june 2011 14:46:56
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is currently considering how to support Niger, Mali, Algeria and Mauritania in the fight against terrorism, drug dealers and internal and external security threats, the EU Director of External Relations for West and Central Africa, Manuel Lopez Blanco, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • EU, US condemn Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria
    29 june 2011 12:02:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have condemned the spate of attacks being perpetrated by the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram in the northern part of the African nation, saying such violence negates the rule of law and democratic principles. Full text...

  • Tension returns to Tahrir Square, key football match postponed
    29 june 2011 11:18:50
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Clashes erupted late Tuesday between protesters and police in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, with protesters throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and the police responding with multiple rounds of tear gas. Full text...

  • AI urges Nigeria armed groups to stop targeting civilians
    28 june 2011 09:12:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Rights group Amnesty International has urged armed groups in Nigeria to stop attacking civilians, following the latest spate of bombings that left at least 27 dead and many more injured in the northern city of Maiduguri, base of Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Bomb blast kills 25 in Nigerian state
    27 june 2011 08:04:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 25 persons were killed and many more injured in an explosion that rocked a drinking joint in the Dala Ward of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's North-eastern state of Borno, Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Nigeria police headquarters explosion 'not suicide bombing'
    22 june 2011 20:40:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police Wednesday backtracked on its earlier statement that the explosion that rocked the car park of the police headquarters in Abuja 16 June, killing at least eight people, was caused by a suicide bomber. Full text...

  • Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill six policemen, 1 civilian in Nigeria (Corrected)
    21 june 2011 08:21:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Six policemen and one civilian were shot dead in two Nigerian states Monday by gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, a day after suspected members of the sect killed five unarmed civilians, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Police arrest 58 over suicide bombing in Nigeria
    20 june 2011 12:50:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria Police have arrested 58 members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, which claimed responsibility for the 16 June bombing of the police headquarters in the nation's capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Abducted youth corpers rescued in Nigeria
    20 june 2011 08:27:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigeria police announced Monday they had rescued the five members of the country's National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), who were kidnapped in southern Rivers state 7 June. Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition party advises govt on Boko Haram violence
    19 june 2011 12:26:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Leading opposition party, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has advised the authorities to urgently engage those behind the worsening Boko Haram-led violence in dialogue, rather than place emphasis on the use of force, as a way of ending the violence. Full text...

  • Death toll climbs in Nigeria's suicide bombing
    17 june 2011 09:23:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll from Thursday's suicide bombing in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja has increased from the initial number of two to eight, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap mother of Nigeria's ruling party chief
    15 june 2011 09:09:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen have abducted the mother of the National Legal Adviser of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Olusola Oke, but have yet to demand any ransom, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Body of missing South African recovered
    14 june 2011 10:06:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African Police Service on Monday announced that together with their colleagues from Mozambique, they have discovered the body of a 25-year-old South African who went missing in Mozambique last year. Full text...

  • 'Boko Haram' Islamists give conditions to end killings
    14 june 2011 07:47:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - After killing hundreds through bomb attacks and drive-by shootings, the fundamentalist Islamic group Boko Haram, based in Nigeria's northern Borno State, has given conditions for the cessation of hostilities in the state.Full text...

  • UN chief expresses concern over escalating violence in South Sudan
    13 june 2011 14:06:27
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon n Monday expressed concern over escalating violence in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan, where thousands of people have been displaced. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill police, two others in Nigeria
    11 june 2011 16:21:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen on Saturday shot dead a police Corporal and two others in Yenagoa, capital of Nigeria's oil-rich state of Bayelsa, home state of President Goodluck Jonathan. Full text...

  • UNFPA boss calls for prevention of gender-based violence
    10 june 2011 17:20:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), on Friday said that stronger action must be taken to change harmful gender norms and practices and to integrate the prevention of gender-based violence into anti-HIV efforts. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President backs dialogue to end violence by Islamists
    09 june 2011 08:05:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has said he is not opposed to the decision of the government of northern Borno state to enter into dialogue with the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram, which is widely believed to be behind the spate of deadly bombings and killings in the state in recent times. Full text...

  • MEND: First attack will be against Italian oil giant ENI
    09 june 2011 07:20:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In it second online message in as many days, Nigeria's militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said Italian oil giant ENI would be the first oil firm to be attacked when the group resumes its attacks in the region soon. Full text...

  • Jonathan not opposed to negotiations with Nigerian terror group
    08 june 2011 18:17:52
    New York, US (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said he was not opposed to the proposed negotiation by the North Eastern State of Borno with the Boko Haram sect that are perpetrating bombings and violence.Full text...

  • 11 killed in multiple bombings in Nigerian city
    08 june 2011 08:10:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Multiple explosions Tuesday rocked Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, leaving at least 11 dead and several others injured, according to state police spokesman Lawan Abdullahi. Full text...

  • MEND goes pan-African, condemns attacks on Libya
    07 june 2011 08:54:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said it is resuming attacks on oil facilities shortly to protest continued troops deployment in the oil region as well as Western attacks on Libya.Full text...

  • Group urges trial of Nigerian Ambassador to Kenya for wife battering
    01 june 2011 10:33:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian human rights group, Women Arise, has called for the prosecution of the country's High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr. Chijioke Wigwe, for allegedly battering his wife, Tess, at their post in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Mutharika summons students over protracted university stand-off in Malawi
    31 may 2011 19:35:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has summoned students of Chancellor College and the Polytechnic, two constituent colleges of the University of Malawi at the centre of a protracted wrangle over academic freedom in the southern African country, to a closed-door meeting at his official New State House in the capital, Lilongwe, Wednesday.Full text...

  • Islamic militants kill brother of top Nigerian traditional ruler (corrected)
    31 may 2011 13:05:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the 'Boko Haram' Islamic fundamentalists have killed the younger brother of Shehu of Borno, Abba Anas Ibn Garbai, in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri, the police confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Two confirmed dead in bomb blast near Nigerian capital
    30 may 2011 17:26:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Two persons have been confirmed dead in the blast that occurred in Zuba, on the outskirt Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, hours after the swearing in of President Goodluck Jonathan for a first full term of four years Sunday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in Abuja. Full text...

  • Many die in Nigeria explosions
    30 may 2011 07:56:34
    Lagos, Abuja (PANA) - Three simultaneous explosions rocked a military barracks in Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi Sunday night, leaving many people dead or injured, the police said. Full text...

  • Malawi university community marks 100 days of "academic freedom" struggle
    27 may 2011 16:48:03
    Zomba, Eastern Malawi (PANA) - Hundreds of people, including retired professors, religious and civil rights leaders Friday joined lecturers and students of the University of Malawi in street demonstrations marking a hundred days of what they called "academic freedom" struggle in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Guinea ethnic goups sign non-agression pact
    26 may 2011 20:32:58
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Representatives of various ethnic communities living in southern Guinea on Thursday signed a non-aggression pact in N’Zérékoré, about 990 km from Conakry, denouncing violence as a means of settling inter-ethnic conflicts, state radio reported. Full text...

  • Minister laments killing of 2 police officer by soldiers in Nigeria
    25 may 2011 19:12:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Humphrey Abbah, on Wednesday described the incident resulting in the killing of two senior police officers in Lagos as “an unfortunate incident that ought not to have happened”. Full text...

  • UN human rights chief urges end to violence in Abyei region
    24 may 2011 14:51:44
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, on Tuesday condemned the recent attacks in the disputed Sudanese region of Abyei and called on the governments of both the north and the south to peacefully resolve the crisis.Full text...

  • Police officer, civilian killed in ambush in Burundi
    24 may 2011 12:31:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - An officer of Burundi's national police and a civilian were killed in an ambush at dawn Tuesday by unidentified gunmen on trunk road RN 5 linking Bujumbura, the capital, to North-west Burundi, PANA learnt from security sources. Full text...

  • UN chief condemns rising violence in Sudan's Abyei region
    23 may 2011 14:42:22
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the continuing escalation of violence in Sudan's disputed Abyei region.Full text...

  • UNAMID reports Sudan bombing campaign to UN Security Council
    23 may 2011 08:04:53
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The head of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reported Sudan’s intensified bombing campaign in Darfur to a delegation of the UN Security Council currently visiting Khartoum.Full text...

  • 4 policemen, two soldiers injured in Nigeria blasts (updated)
    19 may 2011 14:23:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The police have confirmed that four policemen and two soldiers were 'seriously' injured in the series of bomb blasts that rocked Maiduguri, capital of northern Borno state, Thursday. Full text...

  • One militant shot dead, one arrested in Nigeria crackdown - Army
    19 may 2011 13:41:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Army soldiers who have been battling recalcitrant militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta region have shot dead a militant and arrested another, while continuing the hunt for fleeing militant leader John Togo and his cohorts. Full text...

  • Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigerian city
    19 may 2011 13:13:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's embattled northern city of Maiduguri was rocked by a series of blasts on Thursday, but the authorities have not said if anyone was killed or injured. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. sued at ECOWAS Court over killing of corps members
    17 may 2011 16:00:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A civil society group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has dragged the Nigerian Government to the ECOWAS Court of Justice over the killing of members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who served as adhoc staffers during the April general elections.Full text...

  • Rights group says post-election violence left 800 dead in Nigeria
    16 may 2011 13:48:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday that deadly election-related and communal violence in northern Nigeria, following the April 2011 presidential poll, left over 800 people dead and displaced 65,000 others. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition urges President to tackle post-election violence
    15 may 2011 12:09:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's leading opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) party has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle the post-election violence directed at the party's members, warning it could trigger another orgy of killings similar to the ones in several northern states after the 16 April presidential election. Full text...

  • UN Security Council expresses concern over violence in Abyei region
    12 may 2011 15:01:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed deep concern about the situation in Sudan's disputed Abyei region and urged the two sides to the peace pact that ended the country’s long-running north-south civil war to reach an agreement on the area’s status`` as soon as possible''.Full text...

  • UN human rights workers discover mass graves in Abidjan
    10 may 2011 16:01:06
    New York, US (PANA) - The Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday a team of UN human rights workers found 70 corpses in a series of graves in a suburb of Cote d’Ivoire’s biggest city, Abidjan. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President names panel to probe electoral violence
    10 may 2011 08:10:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has named a 22-member panel to probe the violence that accompanied the 2011 general elections. Full text...

  • Ugandan opposition leader leaves Nairobi hospital
    06 may 2011 19:10:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was discharged from hospital Friday after making a full recovery from injuries sustained during brutal police beatings over the walk-to-work protests in Kampala, sources revealed. Full text...

  • Twenty five killed in ethnic violence in Guinea
    05 may 2011 21:43:05
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – At least 25 people died in ethnic clashes that took place last Tuesday in the district of Galakpaye in the prefecture of Yomou, southeast Guinea, the Guinea Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation (RTG) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Bin Laden's killing: US alerts embassies of possible anti-American violence
    02 may 2011 08:39:23
    New York, US (PANA) - The United States Department of State Monday alerted U.S. citizens travelling and residing abroad ''to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan''. Full text...

  • Policemen, soldier arrested over illegal election duty in Nigeria
    26 april 2011 18:38:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Joint Task Force (JTF) keeping the peace in Nigeria's Niger Delta region Tuesday arrested six anti-riot policemen and one soldier who were found to be on ''illegal election duty'' in oil-rich Bayelsa state. Full text...

  • Early morning explosion rocks Nigerian city on election day
    26 april 2011 09:42:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A bomb exploded in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern state of Borno, in the early hours of Tuesday, ahead of the day's governorship and state legislative poll in the state. Full text...

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