Violence in Africa -
  • OSIWA holds round table on Gambia's proposal to ECOWAS
    28 september 2009 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Open Society Initiative For West Africa (OSIWA) Mond ay held a "round table" on the proposal made by the Gambian government "to amend the provisions concerning the jurisdiction of and access to ECOWAS Court of Just i ce" in Dakar, Senegal, with members of the civil society raising concerns over t h e move. Full text...

  • Burundian Education Minister deplores teachers' strikes
    28 september 2009 16:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi Minister of Primary and Secondary Educat ion, Ernest Nkeramihigo, here on Monday deplored the strike action by teachers, s aying they were mostly penalising the students. Full text...

  • Nigerian police kill 3 kidnappers, rescue 2 victims
    28 september 2009 11:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After nearly 45 minutes of a hot exchange of fire along the Port Harcourt-Aba expressway, in South South Nigeria, a police patrol team s u ccessfully killed three kidnappers and rescued two of their victims. Full text...

  • Gunman kills traditional ruler in Nigeria
    27 september 2009 09:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An unknown gunman has shot dead a prominent traditional ruler, Chief Badumeri Orime, in the Obio/Akpor local council in Nigeria's oil st a te of Rivers, the local press reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Repentant Nigeria oil militants protest non-payment of allowances
    25 september 2009 15:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the third time since the start of the 60-day amnesty programme for Nigerian oil militants began, repentant militants Friday staged a public demonstration in Yenagoa, capital of the oil state of Bayelsa, to protest alleged non-payment of their allowances. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean police battle WOZA protesters in Bulawayo
    22 september 2009 18:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday battled rioters in Bulawayo a s members of the leading pressure group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), continu e d marking the United Nations â?International Day of Peaceâ? with street protest s, PANA learnt here. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Kenyan govt to bring journalist's killer to justice
    22 september 2009 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged the Kenyan government to bring to justice the killers of journalist Francis Nyaruri, who was found decapitated with evidence of tortur e to his body 29 January in Kodera Forest, near his hometown of Nyamira. Full text...

  • Nigerian newspaper journalist, Bayo Ohu, shot dead
    20 september 2009 19:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Bayo Ohu, the deputy political editor of one of Nigeria' s foremost privately-owned newspapers, The Guardian, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in his Dopemu residence on the outskirts of Lagos early S unday, PANA reported, quoting the local media and sources close to the newspaper. Full text...

  • At least 10 Burundian soldiers killed in Somalia
    18 september 2009 11:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At last 10 Burundian soldiers were killed and severa l others wounded in Thursday's suicide attack on the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base near Mogadishu, S omalia, according to the spokesperson of the Burundian army, Maj. Full text...

  • 43 victims of northern Kenya banditry attack buried
    17 september 2009 15:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A sombre mood engulfed the remote northern Kenyan settle ment of Kanampio Thursday as survivors buried their dead relations following a d e vastating bandit attack Tuesday morning that claimed 43 lives and left scores of others critically injured. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt eyes dialogue with MEND
    17 september 2009 07:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government, delighted at the 30-day extensi on of the ceasefire deadline by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger D e lta (MEND), has indicated it may enter into dialogue with the main oil militants with the aim of resolving the Niger Delta crisis. Full text...

  • Manhunt on for raiders who massacred 34 in Northern Kenya
    16 september 2009 12:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya security personnel have launched a massive manhunt for armed raiders who Tuesday staged an early morning attack at a remote settle m ent in the Northern Kenya district of Samburu, leaving more than 34 people dead. Full text...

  • MEND extends ceasefire by 30 days
    16 september 2009 07:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's main oil militant group Movement for the Emanc ipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has extended, by 30 days, its 60-day, unilater a l ceasefire which ended midnight Tuesday, the group said in an online statement W ednesday. Full text...

  • Turkish national killed in Gambia
    15 september 2009 18:23:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Gambian police have confirmed the killing of a Turki sh national, Serif Iseri, by a Gambian, Bubacarr Tunkara. Full text...

  • Top Al Qaeda operative 'killed' in Somali raid
    15 september 2009 11:08:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- A top Al Qaeda operative, wanted for years over the 1998 US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, was killed Monday in an air raid in Southern Somalia, where h e has been suspected of masterminding the ruthless attacks by the rag-tag forces in Somalia, Kenyan media reports said Tue sday. Full text...

  • Uncertainty as MEND's ceasefire expires
    15 september 2009 07:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The unilateral, 60-day ceasefire declared by Nigeria's m ain oil militants was due to expire Tuesday (15Sept), triggering fears of a rene w ed attack on the country's oil facilities. Full text...

  • Nigeria beefs up security ahead of MEND ceasefire expiration
    14 september 2009 11:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has beefed up security in t he Niger Delta ahead of Tuesday's expiration of the 60-day unilateral ceasefire declared by the region's largest militant gro up, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Full text...

  • Death toll in Uganda riot now 14
    12 september 2009 19:29:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The death toll in the violence which rocked the Ugandan capital, Kampala, for the last three days is now 14, including a soldier, accor d ing to the Ugandan Inspector General of Police, Major General Kale Kayihura. Full text...

  • 4 die in Uganda riots - Police chief
    11 september 2009 11:49:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As the riots by supporters of the dominant Buganda King dom in Uganda enters the second day Friday, the country's police chief, Maj. Full text...

  • Dozens feared dead in Kampala riots, Museveni seeks dialogue
    11 september 2009 10:06:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As riots by supporters of Uganda's dominant Buganda kin gdom over its (kingdom) disagreement with the government continued in various pa r ts of the country, amid fears that dozens of lives may have been lost, President Yoweri Museveni has opted for dialogue to end the violence. Full text...

  • 6 die in Burkina Faso prison riot
    08 september 2009 12:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Six prisoners died have been confirmed dead i n Sunday evening's riot at the Koudougou prison (about 100km from Ouagadougou), the Burkinabe government 's information service said It also said seven prisoners were wounded were another seven escaped during the violence, triggered by the death of a prisoner who was ill. Full text...

  • 'Non-militants' responsible for protest over amnesty in Nigeria
    08 september 2009 12:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian authorities are blaming non-militants for the d emonstrations staged in Yenagoa, capital of Nigeria's oil-rich state of Bayelsa, Monday to protest the non-payment of allowances promised them for embracing the g overnment's amnesty programme for oil militants. Full text...

  • Six killed in Ghana ethnic violence
    07 september 2009 11:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Six persons have been confirmed dead in Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana, following violence that erupted on Sunday between the Mamprusi and Kusasi ethnic groups, who have been at each otherâ?s throat for decades. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition dismisses govt's amnesty deal for militants
    06 september 2009 13:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) party Sunday d ismissed as a 'charade' and an 'agenda' by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ( P DP) party the current amnesty deal for the country's oil militants by the federa l government. Full text...

  • UN calls for global efforts to end piracy
    05 september 2009 17:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has called for global efforts to curb the rising ca ses of piracy along the Indian Ocean waters. Full text...

  • Another key Nigerian oil militant 'to embrace amnesty'
    04 september 2009 10:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A key Nigerian oil militant, Farah Dagogo, is expected t o embrace the government's amnesty programme in the next few days, the local press reported Friday, quoting his law yer. Full text...

  • Armed bandits attack 2 BRT buses in South Africa
    02 september 2009 10:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In what looked like a serious setback for Sout h Africaâ?s new multi-million rand Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, a policeman a nd a passenger were shot and wounded when the occupants of a minibus taxi opened fire on two BRT buses in Soweto on Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Nigerian oil militant leader 'to sue Angolan govt'
    02 september 2009 07:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Henry Okah, leader of Nigeria's main militant group Move ment for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), is to sue the government of Angola for wrongful arrest and detenti on in the southern African nation, his lawyer, Femi Faland, said. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian govt will not extend amnesty for militants'
    01 september 2009 08:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government will not extend the 60-day amnes ty offer to the country's oil militants when it expires 6 October 2009, accordin g to President Umaru Yar'Adua. Full text...

  • Two international peacekeepers kidnapped in Darfur
    29 august 2009 13:37:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Two international peacekeepers with the African Union/U nited Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID) were kidnapped in Sudan's Darfur region early Saturday, according to UN AMID spokesman Kemal Saiki. Full text...

  • Top Nigerian oil militant 'rejects' amnesty offer
    27 august 2009 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Contrary to claims by the Nigerian government, a top oil militant may have rejected the amnesty offered to Niger Delta militants by President Umaru Yar'Adua. Full text...

  • ICG warns of looming violence in Puntland
    24 august 2009 17:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned that if the self-declared government of Puntland does not enact meaningful reforms and r e ach out to all clans, the region that has so far enjoyed relative peace, may bre a k up violently, adding to the chaos in Somalia. Full text...

  • MEND dismisses government amnesty again, vows to fight on
    23 august 2009 08:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Apparently angered by the massive surrender of arms and ammunition in its backyard on Saturday, Nigeria's largest militant group has again dismissed the government's amnesty programme as a â?charadeâ?, while pledging more attacks against oil facilities in the Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • Nigerian amnesty nets highest number of surrendered arms, ammunition to date
    22 august 2009 18:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 60-day amnesty programme initiated by the Nigerian government Saturday recorded the highest number of arms and ammunition surrender e d in one day, when seven key militants gave up a total of 520 assorted guns, 95, 9 70 rounds of ammunition and 14 gunboats. Full text...

  • MEND alleges discrimination in amnesty programme
    21 august 2009 08:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has alleged there is discrimination in the federal government's amnesty programme for repentant oil militants. Full text...

  • More oil militants embrace Nigerian amnesty
    20 august 2009 20:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- More Nigerian oil militants Thursday embraced the govern ment's 60-day amnesty, as 65 militants from various groups surrendered their arm s and ammunition to the government in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state. Full text...

  • Nigeria repatriates Islamic sect members
    19 august 2009 08:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The repatriation of illegal immigrants among the 3,500 m embers of the Islamist sect Darul-Islam, which was dislodged by security agencie s from its camp in Mokwa, in Nigeria's northern Niger state at the weekend, have b egun, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Angry Niger Delta youths 'kill' Nigerian soldier in reprisal attack
    19 august 2009 08:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Youths in a community in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil regio n, angered by the alleged killing of a civilian by soldiers, have attacked the army unit it perceived to be responsible for the att ack, killing a soldier and making away with his rifle, according to oil militants. Full text...

  • I was kidnapped by unemployed graduates - Nigerian actor
    18 august 2009 19:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Popular Nigerian actor Pete Edochie, freed Monday night by the gunmen who kidnapped him a day earlier, has identified his kidnappers as ' 'young graduates who did not have employment and were looking for how to survive ' '. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Nigerian actor freed
    18 august 2009 13:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Kidnapped Nigerian actor Pete Edochie has been freed unh armed, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kidnappers of Nigerian actor demand 10m naira, actors protest
    18 august 2009 09:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The unknown gunmen who kidnapped one of Nigeria's top actors, Pete Edochie, Sunday have demanded a ransom of 10 million naira (US$66,000), as the country's actors were expected to stage a protest march against the abduction. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. to brief foreign diplomats on amnesty
    17 august 2009 21:36:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Defence Minister, Maj. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. to brief foreign diplomats on amnesty offer to militants
    17 august 2009 19:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Defence Minister, Maj. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. to brief foreign diplomats on amnesty
    17 august 2009 19:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Defence Minister, Maj. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt. to brief foreign diplomats on amnesty
    17 august 2009 19:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Defence Minister, Maj. Full text...

  • Popular actor, Pete Edochie, kidnapped in Nigeria (Corrected)
    17 august 2009 08:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three persons were feared killed as unknown gunmen kidna pped popular 'Nollywood' star Pete Edochie in Onitsha, Anambra state in Nigeria's South-east, the local media reported Mond ay. Full text...

  • Nigeria police raid Islamic sect camp, dislodge 3,500 members
    16 august 2009 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police, acting on orders from the presidency , Saturday raided the camp of suspected Islamic fundamentalist sect 'Darullslam' in Mokwa, northern Niger state, and dislodged its over 3,500 inhabitants without casualty, the private Punch newspaper reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Abducted monarch freed in Niger Delta
    15 august 2009 08:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A traditional ruler in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Del ta has been set free by soldiers who abducted him in June, according to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND ). Full text...

  • Key militant surrenders weapons in Nigeria
    14 august 2009 17:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A key Nigerian oil militant surrendered his weapons to t he authorities Thursday, the ninth of a 60-day amnesty granted the militants by the federal government. Full text...

  • Gas pipeline attack worsens power supply in Nigeria
    14 august 2009 12:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown persons have attacked the Shell-operated Utorogu gas pipeline in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, cutting off gas supply to power plants in the country. Full text...

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