Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Killer rats feast on one-month-old baby
    29 april 2010 14:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A one-month-old baby of Lusaka's Zingalume compound has died after rats feasted on it, the private-owned MUVI TV reported Thursday. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for tribunals to try Somali pirates
    28 april 2010 16:12:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday proposed the establishm ent international tribunals to try pirates, just as its members called for tough e r legislation aimed at prosecuting and jailing suspects caught off the coast of S omalia. Full text...

  • Expats' kidnappers shot dead in Nigeria
    28 april 2010 11:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four kidnappers suspected to be the abductors of four ex patriates in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt have been shot dead by the police. Full text...

  • African human rights delegation okays Angola rights situation
    27 april 2010 19:58:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The delegation of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) that visited Angola 19-26 April to assess the situation in the country has expressed satisfaction with the progress recorded in this field, PANA reported from here, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition worried over rising killing of journalists
    27 april 2010 14:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's most vocal opposition party, the Action Congress (AC), has expressed serious concern at the rising killing of journalists in the country, following the murder of Edo Sule Ugbagwu of The Nation newspaper in Lagos, as well as two others in Jos - Sunday Bwede and Natan Dabak - last weekend. Full text...

  • Abducted UNAMID peacekeepers freed
    27 april 2010 09:32:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Four South African peacekeepers serving under the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have been safely released after being held in captivity for 16 days, UNAMID has announced. Full text...

  • Gambia gets new anti-drug agency boss
    26 april 2010 18:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benedict Jammeh, Gambia’s dismissed police chief, has been named the new Executive Director of the West African nation’s anti-drug agency, official sources told PANA in Banjul Monday. Full text...

  • Fresh violence leaves 5 dead in Nigerian city
    25 april 2010 12:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sectarian violence flared again in Nigeria's volatile ce ntral city of Jos Saturday, leaving five persons dead and residents increasingly worried about their security, the local press reported Su nday The slow-motion violence in the city, which has been wracked by incessant sectar ian killings since January, played out again Saturday when Muslims mobilised to avenge the killing of one of their own, whose body was found dumped in a sack in a construction site. Full text...

  • '920m will remain in extreme poverty by 2015'
    25 april 2010 12:28:00
    Washington DC- US (PANA) -- A new report by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said some 920 million people in the world would remain in e x treme poverty by 2015. Full text...

  • Kidnappers of 2 Germans in Nigeria demand US$ 30m ransom
    20 april 2010 16:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The abductors of two German construction workers in Nige ria's South-east Abia state have demanded a ransom of US$ 30 million, the police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ex-bank workers protest in Nigeria
    19 april 2010 18:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some former workers of one of the leading financial inst itutions in Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, on Monday staged a peaceful demo n stration at the headquarters of the bank, in the commercial city of Lagos, deman d ing for the payment of their severance package. Full text...

  • 8 Zambians among the dead in Zimbabwe auto accident
    15 april 2010 16:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Eight Zambians are among those who died on the spot while five other Zambians are battling for their lives after a South Africa-bound public passenger bus from Lusaka, the Zambian capital, collided with a truck in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • UN General Assembly to meet over maritime piracy
    14 april 2010 16:45:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly is scheduled to convene an informa l meeting on the international maritime piracy in mid-May, Jean-Victor Nkolo, sp o kesperson for the General Assembly president, said here on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WOZA protests poor electricity supply in Zimbabwe
    13 april 2010 19:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The pressure group, Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), on Monday peacefully protested on the streets of Bulawayo against “poor electricity service and high tariffs” by Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA), PANA reported. Full text...

  • 4 abducted expats freed in Nigeria
    13 april 2010 17:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The four expatriate construction workers, kidnapped by g unmen in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt, have been freed unharmed, the police said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Banda mourns Polish President
    13 april 2010 16:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) - – Zambian President Rupiah Banda has expressed his sincere condolences to the Polish government over the untimely death of the President Lech Kaczynski and the First Lady, Maria, who died in a plane crash on Saturday. Full text...

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