Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Mystery still surrounds missing Zimbabwean pregnant student
    08 september 2010 15:35:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- While the Malawi Police Service believes that a pregna nt Zimbabwean student, who has been missing for over a month and feared dead, mi g ht have crossed the borders by road, family members in Zimbabwe say she is yet t o show up. Full text...

  • Prison attack by suspected 'Boko Haram' members frees 721 inmates
    08 september 2010 13:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An attack launched on a prison in Nigeria's northern Bau chi state late Tuesday led to the escape of 721 inmates, most of them suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko H aram, and the death of five persons, the state Police Commissioner, Danlami Yar'Adua said Wednesday. Full text...

  • 'Boko Haram' members attack prison in Nigeria, free members
    07 september 2010 21:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) --Members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram on Tuesday attacke d Bauchi prison in northern Nigeria and released over 100 of their detained memb e rs, police said. Full text...

  • HRW calls on Zambian govt to investigate police brutality
    07 september 2010 13:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian police routinely engage in cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,including torture, to extract confessions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) charged Tuesday. Full text...

  • 3 killed, 10 injured in robbery incident on Benin-Nigeria border
    31 august 2010 17:57:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Three people were killed and more than 10 others wounded when armed robbers attacked foreign exchange dealers on Monday at Seme-Krake on the Benin-Nigeria border, the police in Benin told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN to ensure better protection of civilians after DRC rape
    31 august 2010 12:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Following the rape of 154 civilians along a stretch of road in North Kivu, DR Congo this month, the UN said it was reviewing its procedures to put it in a better stead to prote ct civilians. Full text...

  • UN Security Council condemns mass rape in DR Congo
    27 august 2010 18:06:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has voiced outrage at the recent m ass rape of civilians by members of armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic o f the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN chief calls for more action against Somali pirates
    25 august 2010 19:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stressed the need for more efforts to combat piracy off the Somali coast. Full text...

  • 'Suicide bomber's car had Mali registration number'
    25 august 2010 15:35:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The four-wheel drive (4X4) vehicle that exploded outside the Mauritanian military garrison in Nema, 1,200 kilometres east of Nou a kchott, the capital, early Wednesday, killing the lone occupant, believed to be a suicide bomber, bore the registration number "3022 MD" from Mali, PANA learnt f r om official sources here. Full text...

  • Explosion kills one in Mauritania
    25 august 2010 12:13:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A suspected suicide bomber died when his car expl oded in front of a military garrison in Mauritania's city of Nema, 1,200 kilometres from the capita l city of Nouakchott overnight Tuesday, eyewitnesses told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Unexploded ordinance kills two Mozambicans in Malawi
    23 august 2010 17:28:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- An unexploded ordinance, believed to be a relic of landmines from the 16-year Mozambican civil war, at the weekend killed two Mozambican boys in Malawi's mountainous district of Ntcheu on the Malawi- Mozambique border, eye witnesses said. Full text...

  • Calm returns to Kigali after bloody grenade attack
    13 august 2010 21:34:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Calm has returned to central Kigali, the Rwandan capital , two days after a bloody grenade attack left six people dead and several dozens wounded. Full text...

  • US assists Guinea-Bissau in demining programme
    13 august 2010 16:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US government is providing US$ 1 million to assist in the elimination of land mines and other bombs in Guinea-Bissau, the US State Dep a rtment said in a statement here on Friday. Full text...

  • Rabid dog bites increase in Nigeria's commercial capital city
    10 august 2010 17:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Lagos State government, in South west Nigeria, Tuesd ay warned of a suspected increase in dog bites within the state, especially in B a dagry area. Full text...

  • Nearly 300,000 mines successfully removed from Angola since 2006
    10 august 2010 14:54:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- About 290,242 anti-personal mines were removed and destr oyed in Angola from 2006 to the first quarter of 2010, PANA reports, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Park keeper killed by poachers in Cameroon
    09 august 2010 11:47:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A keeper with the Waza National Park, in northern Cam eroon, was killed at the weekend by poachers, the public radio-television (CRTV) reported. Full text...

  • National summit on landmines begins Monday in Angola
    06 august 2010 20:33:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The first national summit on landmine action will be hel d from 9 to 10 August in Luanda, the Angolan capital, under the initiative of th e National Inter-Sectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CN I DAH), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Angola. Full text...

  • National summit on landmines begins Monday in Angola
    06 august 2010 18:18:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The first national summit on landmine action will be hel d from 9 to 10 August in Luanda, the Angolan capital, under the initiative of th e National Inter-Sectoral Commission for Demining and Humanitarian Assistance (CN I DAH), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Angola. Full text...

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