Violence in Africa -
  • 130 cases of domestic violence recorded in Angolan district Jan-June
    09 june 2010 16:38:00
    Luena- Angola (PANA) -- A total of 137 cases of domestic violence were recorded in Angola's Moxico district between January and June this year, according to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Mali President urges teachers to call off strike
    09 june 2010 16:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, has called on teachers of institutions of higher education, who had been on strike for more than two months, to resume classes in order to save the current school year. Full text...

  • Business woman assaults photo journalist in Ghana
    08 june 2010 17:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rockson Asmah, a senior photographer with Ghana's state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, was assaulted by a 39-year-old business woman,Celestine Owusu, the Accra-based press freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) sources informed PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian police cancel anti-Israel demo
    04 june 2010 15:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Police on Friday prevented an anti- Israeli demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Port-Louis, to denounce the a ttack on Monday by an Israeli commando against the ships of the peace flotila fe r rying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Angola police arrest 24 criminals in three days
    03 june 2010 17:44:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- No fewer than 24 people have been arrested in the last t hree days in Luanda by the Angolan National Police, for alleged involvement in 3 5 crimes, including two murders. Full text...

  • Freed South African peacekeepers back to camp in Darfur
    03 june 2010 13:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Four South African peacekeepers kidnapped in Darfur and held captive for more than two weeks have reported to camp, following their release from captivity, the joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • 4,000 children sexually exploited in Cameroon annually
    02 june 2010 20:00:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Four thousand children are exploited sexually every day in Cameroon, according to an investigation by the Coalition, "Let's Protect our Children". Full text...

  • South Africa slams attack on aid ships
    01 june 2010 09:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has noted 'with gr ave concern' reports that Israeli forces attacked a convoy of ships carrying aid materials to Gaza and that there were casualties following the attack. Full text...

  • Libyans demonstrate against Israeli attack on aid convoy
    31 may 2010 19:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan trade unionists, members of other Arab trade unio ns and leagues, as well as Libyan citizens in Tripoli, the capital, on Monday de m onstrated against the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla in Gaza. Full text...

  • AU wants Israeli attack on Gaza aid convoy probed
    31 may 2010 13:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has condemned the Israeli security forces for the killing of at least 10 passengers aboard an aid convoy h e ading for the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Old era of impunity is over, UN Chief warns criminals
    31 may 2010 13:25:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- "The old era of impunity is over," UN Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon stated Monday, warning that those who commit the worst of h u man crimes in the new age of accountability "will be held responsible". Full text...

  • Mauritius to host board meeting on doping
    27 may 2010 14:29:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will 29 and 30 May host a Regional Anti -Doping Organizationsâ? (RADO) board meeting for the Indian Ocean, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Road accidents claim 17 lives in Luanda
    26 may 2010 18:46:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least 17 people were killed and 11 others seriously i njured in traffic accidents which occurred between Sunday and Tuesday in Luanda, the Angolan capital, police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Hisbul Islam insurgents arrest radio journalists in Somalia
    26 may 2010 09:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Insurgent group Hisbul Islam has arrested three broadcast journalists working for Mogadishu-based radio stations in the latest v iolation of press freedom in war-torn Somalia, the National Union of Somali Jour n alists (NUSOJ) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeper killed in east DRC
    25 may 2010 07:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An Indian soldier with the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was killed on Monday, when his patrol went to the aid of national army forces caught in an ambush by unidentified gunmen in the east of the country. Full text...

  • EAC destroys illicit arms to mark Africa Day
    24 may 2010 09:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In a double celebration of Africa Day and the A frican Union's 2010 Year of Peace and Security, the East African Community (EAC) has organized a symbolic pubic destruction of illicit arms and weapons to be hel d Tuesday at Bukoba in the northwestern Kagera Region of Tanzania. Full text...

  • SA white supremacist murderer is Zimbabwean - witness
    24 may 2010 07:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- One of the suspected murderers of South African white supremacist Eugene Terre Blanche is an illegal Zimbabwean immigrant, the local media reported Monday, quoting a witness in the trial. Full text...

  • Trial of alleged murderers of 4 French tourists begins in Mauritania
    23 may 2010 13:05:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The trial of the people who allegedly murdered f our French tourists on 24 December, 2007, in Mauritania, began here Sunday. Full text...

  • '3 die in fresh crisis in Jos'
    23 may 2010 08:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fresh outbreak of violence in Nigeria's volatile north ern city of Jos has left three Fulani herdsmen dead, the local press reported Su n day. Full text...

  • Second bomb in one month injures 13 in northern Ethiopia
    21 may 2010 19:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As Ethiopia makes last-minute preparations for the 23 May general election, a bomb planted on a bus has wounded 13 people in a small town near the country’s border with Eritrea. Full text...

  • BCEAO workers in Dakar evacuated over fire alert
    21 may 2010 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For the second day running, workers in the head office o f the Central Bank of the West African States (BCEAO) in Dakar, the Senegalese c a pital, were evacuated Friday from their offices, following a fire alert. Full text...

  • Sacked Gambian Police chief, 3 others face 17-count charge
    20 may 2010 19:24:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Richard Chenge, director of public prosecutions at the A ttorney-General's Office, has filed a 17-count charge against the former Inspect o r-General of Police, Ensa Badjie, and three others, PANA reported from here Thur s day. Full text...

  • Media rights group wants Malagasy radio station raid probed
    20 may 2010 13:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the government of Madagascar to investigate a Saturday raid on the opposition radio station Fréquence Plus that resulted in the arrest of an opposition leader while he was on a live radio programme. Full text...

  • Former Nigerian oil militants 'support' Jonathan's administration
    20 may 2010 09:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian oil militants who embraced the government's amnesty programme last year have declared their support for the administration o f new President Goodluck Jonathan. Full text...

  • Fire guts part of Ecobank's Togo head office
    19 may 2010 17:40:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Fire broke out Wednesday at the premises housing the archive s of Ecobank in Lome, the capital of Togo. Full text...

  • Nigeria police commit extrajudicial killings - report
    19 may 2010 16:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A report launched Wednesday by the Open Society Justice Initiative and the Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) said Police in the country commit extrajudicial killings, torture, rape, and extortio n with relative impunity. Full text...

  • ICG urges Somalia's TFG to engage dissidents in fighting al-Qaeda extremists
    19 may 2010 08:17:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) must engage dissidents among the country's insurgent groups in order to strengt h en its authority and combat al-Qaeda inspired extremists, the International Cris i s Group (ICG) has suggested. Full text...

  • UN report says internal displacement at highest level in 2009
    18 may 2010 14:50:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- More than 27 million people were uprooted by violence with in their countries in 2009, the highest number since the mid-1990s, according to a new UN-backed study. Full text...

  • Saudi officer linked to 2010 World Cup terror threat
    17 may 2010 13:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Saudi army officer was Monday arrested in Bag hdad in connection with an alleged al-Qaeda plot to disrupt the 2010 World Cup i n South Africa. Full text...

  • Rights activist fears conflict prior to Sudan referendum
    14 may 2010 20:07:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Associate Director of the International Refugee Righ ts Initiative, Olivia Bueno, has expressed fears that violence may erupt in Suda n in the build up to the 2011 referendum that will determine the secession of Sou t h Sudan from the North. Full text...

  • UN official says piracy in Somalia reaches 'serious proportions'
    14 may 2010 19:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The challenge posed by maritime piracy, especially off the coast of Somalia, has reached "serious proportions'', the President of the UN G e neral Assembly, Ali Treki, said on Friday. Full text...

  • UNHCR appeals for US$ 60 million to help displaced Somalis
    14 may 2010 18:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency, alarmed at the rapidly deteriorat ing security situation and growing displacement in Somalia, has appealed for an e xtra US$ 60 million to fund operations helping forcibly-displaced Somalis. Full text...

  • Police, dock workers clash in Mauritania
    14 may 2010 11:30:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Protesting dock workers in Mauritania Thursday c lashed with the riot police in Nouakchott, the nation's capital, leaving many workers injured. Full text...

  • Judge sacked in Nigeria for fighting on the street
    13 may 2010 12:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Judicial Council (NJC) has announced the sack of a judge with the northern Bauchi state judiciary, Justice Habibu Idris-Shall, for fighting on the street. Full text...

  • UN anti-terrorism committees call for greater cooperation
    12 may 2010 19:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The heads of the three committees, set up by the UN Securi ty Council to support the efforts of UN member states to combat terrorism, have r eported increased cooperation within the past six months among their respective b odies and their expert groups. Full text...

  • Mauritania Opposition condemns violence against striking dock workers
    12 may 2010 19:07:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Opposition Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD) in Mauritania has condemned the government's 'show of force' against striking do c k workers in Nouakchott, the capital. Full text...

  • No sentiment about Niger Deltan as Nigerian President - MEND
    12 may 2010 07:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has said the fact that a Niger Deltan is now Nigeria's President would not m e an much unless he uses the position to resolve the crisis in the impoverished oi l region. Full text...

  • Istanbul to host UN conference on Somalia, piracy
    11 may 2010 15:03:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Istanbul Conference on Somalia will be held on 21-23 May to address the threats of insecurity and stability in the African country, a statement said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Organization launches action against armed violence
    11 may 2010 13:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Movement against Light Weapons in West Africa (MALA0), in partnership with civil society organizations, among them Présence chrétienne and SOS Equilibre, on Monday in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, launched a week-long action against armed violence. Full text...

  • CPJ seeks untainted Cameroon investigation of journalist's death
    07 may 2010 19:08:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced here Thursday that it was seeking 'untainted' investigations into the death of Camero o nian journalist Germain Cyrille Ngota. Full text...

  • Angolan woman arrested in Lusaka for drug trafficking
    06 may 2010 17:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Lusaka has announced the arrest of an Angolan woman for allegedly trafficking in cocaine. Full text...

  • Somali journalists condemn murder of veteran colleague
    05 may 2010 12:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Wednesday condemned "the mindless and merciless targeted assassination" of veteran journalist, Sheik Nur Mohamed Abkey, in Mogadishu on Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Nigerian journalists' union protests killing of members, demands justice
    04 may 2010 07:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian media workers on Monday celebrated the World Press Freedom Day with a rally in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, where they protested against the incessant killing of journalists in the country, local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian workers begin nation-wide strike Monday
    01 may 2010 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Workers in the Nigerian civil service, under the Joint N ational Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), on Friday gave the Federal G overnment notice that they would would embark on a five-day warning strike from M onday following "governmentâ?s indifference to their demands for an increase in their wages and elimination of salary disparities between various cadres in the c ivil service, according to local media. Full text...

  • '2 Ethiopian state TV journalists under arrest'
    01 may 2010 08:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- In the light of the Ethiopian governmentâ?s long-standing practice of jailing journalists on trumped-up criminal charges, the Committee t o Protect Journalists (CPJ) is concerned about the detentions last week of two go v ernment Television journalists on allegations of misusing state property, saying that it was monitoring the legal proceedings closely. Full text...

  • CPJ decries death threats to 4 Nigerian journalists
    01 may 2010 08:20:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four Nigerian journalists who reported the recent dismissa l of the electoral commission chairman on Wednesday received anonymous death thr e ats via text messages, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) The messages, sent from the same number, said the reporters would meet the fate of three slain Nigerian journalists. Full text...

  • Gambia's new anti-drug czar declares war on narcotics
    30 april 2010 16:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benedict Jammeh, Gambia's new anti-narcotic czar, has de clared war on drugs in the West African nation, saying he was prepared to put hi s life on the line than sit and wait for his country to drift into "a narcotic st a te", Gambia's pro-government newspaper, the Daily Observer reported Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian journalists remember 'slain' colleague on Media freedom day
    29 april 2010 19:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- As part of the celebrations marking the World Press Freedom Day, the Association of Cameroonian Journalists (UJC) has called out its members to a 'peaceful sit-in' in front of the Prime Minister's office on 3 May with a view to unraveling the cause of death, in prison, of their colleague, Benjamin Cyril Ngote Ngote. Full text...

  • Ban condemns killing of journalists worldwide
    29 april 2010 18:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the increasing number of journalists killed worldwide, insisting that perpetrators be brought to justice. Full text...

  • CPJ challenges authorities in 10 nations to stop killing journalists
    29 april 2010 15:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- To mark the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has identified 10 symbolic cases worldwide in which journalists have been killed with impunity. Full text...

Special File - Violence in Africa

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