Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Mauritian 'boy' jailed for raping 68-year-old woman
    06 august 2010 16:04:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A 20-year-old 'boy' was Thursday sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment after being found guilty of raping a woman, aged 68, in 2007 , PANA learnt here from a judicial source. Full text...

  • Five feared dead in Nigeria sectarian violence
    06 august 2010 10:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five persons were feared to have been killed and propert y destroyed in a sectarian violence that broke out in Nigeria's northern Bauchi state Thursday night, the local medi a reported Friday. Full text...

  • ICTR jails former Rwandan deputy prefect for genocide
    03 august 2010 19:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Tuesday convicted 68-year-old Dominique Ntawukulilyayo, former Gisagara d e puty prefect (deputy governor) in Butare, Rwanda, of genocide and sentenced to 2 5 years in jail. Full text...

  • Former South African police boss jailed 15 years for corruption
    03 august 2010 15:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) â" Jackie Selebi, -South Africa's former national police chief, was Tuesday sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • MEND threatens fresh attacks on oil facilities
    30 july 2010 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's main oil militant group has threatened to emba rk on fresh attacks against oil facilities in the country's oil region to protest alleged 'slow pace' of President Goodluck Jonathn's administration. Full text...

  • Nigeria will support appeal fund for Jos, Haiti, says Jonathan
    29 july 2010 16:50:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday in Abuja that Nigeria would continue to work with the Red Cross Society and other humanitarian organizations to make Nigeria and the world better places for the less privileged, according to an official statement from the presidency. Full text...

  • German aid workers freed from captivity in Darfur
    27 july 2010 14:21:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Two aid workers from the German government's disaster relief organization, Technisches Hilfswerk (THW), have been released after 35 days in captivity, the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG condemns car bomb attack on Iraqi TV station
    27 july 2010 13:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Tuesday con demned Monday's car bomb attack that devastated the Baghdad bureau of television news station, Al-Arabiya, killing three persons and injuring 16 others. Full text...

  • Xenophobia: Malawians fleeing South Africa
    21 july 2010 14:40:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Some Malawians working in South Africa have started re turning home, following a fresh wave of xenophobia attacks in South Africa. Full text...

  • Trial of hostage takers begins Tuesday in Mauritania
    19 july 2010 19:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The trial of the 12 hostage takers, accused of kidnapping three Spaniards, opens Tuesday before the constitutional court of Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Kenyan 'bomb' pastor freed on bond
    19 july 2010 18:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan pastor, who police said had planned to attack a church rally, in protest against the proposed new constitution, was freed on bond after denying charges of plotting attacks. Full text...

  • Jonathan tasks Police Chief to apprehend kidnappers of Nigerian
    18 july 2010 19:16:00
    journalists Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday welcomed the release of the four journalists and their driver, kidnapped in South east Abia State, but tasked the Police Chief to apprehend the abductors. Full text...

  • Ugandan police arrest 20 persons over twin bombings
    18 july 2010 18:35:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The police in Uganda said here Sunday evening that they had arrested over 20 persons of various nationalities following last Sunday's twin bombings in Kampala, the capital. Full text...

  • Our abductors threatened to kill us - Nigerian journalists
    18 july 2010 11:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The four Nigerian journalists who were freed from one week of captivity by their abductors Sunday have revealed that their kidnappers threatened to kill them during their incarceration. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Wife of Nigerian journalists' abductors ringleader arrested
    18 july 2010 09:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian security agencies have arrested the wife of the ringleader of the gunmen who kidnapped the four journalists who were freed unharmed Sunday, the official News Agency of Nigeria reported. Full text...

  • Four kidnapped Nigerian journalists freed unharmed - Police
    18 july 2010 09:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The four Nigerian journalists who were kidnapped along w ith their driver by unknown gunmen in the country's South-east Abia state last Sunday have been rescued unharmed, the police said Sunday. Full text...

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