Violence in Africa -
  • Meeting between Nigeria's Acting President, militants fails to hold
    27 march 2010 13:44:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The meeting between Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan and some of the militants who have embraced the government's amnesty programme did not hold as planned in the capital city of Abuja Friday, and no reason was given for that. Full text...

  • Burundian President pardons 4,000 prisoners
    26 march 2010 12:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Over 4,000 prisoners will benefit from the president ial pardon announced Thursday by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Acting President to meet ex-militants
    24 march 2010 09:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan, in a move to shore up the federal government's widely acclaimed amnesty programme, is expected to meet with some former militants in the capital city of Abuja Friday, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Kidnapped ICRC worker freed in Sudan
    18 march 2010 10:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Gauthier Lefèvre, who was abducted in West Darfur, Sudan, on 22 October, 2009, was set free Thursday, the ICRC said . Full text...

  • Japan spent US$ 1.9m on Angola's demining programme from 1999-2006
    17 march 2010 14:41:00
    Huambo- Angola (PANA) -- Japan granted about US$ 1. Full text...

  • Fresh fighting 'leaves 13 dead' in Jos
    17 march 2010 12:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in Riyom communit y on the outskirts of Jos, capital of Nigeria's central Plateau state, Wednesday left 13 dead, accordi ng to the state's Commissioner for Information, Mr. Full text...

  • Nigerian Opposition AC to MEND: Give peace a chance
    16 march 2010 17:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Opposition Action Congress (AC) party has appea led to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to give peace a chance in the oil region, saying reverting to attacks against oil facilities a n d other acts of violence, as threatened by MEND, will not advance the course of p eace. Full text...

  • '3 killed in Nigeria bomb blasts'
    16 march 2010 09:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two car bombs that exploded at the venue of Monday's post-amnesty dialogue in Delta state, in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region, left three persons dea d and six others injured, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Bombs scuttle post-amnesty talks in Nigeria
    15 march 2010 13:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A post-amnesty dialogue involving major stakeholders in the country's restive Niger Delta oil region, scheduled for the Delta State Government House in Warri Monday, ended abruptly a fter bombs planted in two cars went off within minutes of each other. Full text...

  • Explosion rocks venue of post-amnesty talks in Nigeria
    15 march 2010 11:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Explosion rocked the Delta State Government House in War ri, in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, Monday, just before the start of p o st-amnesty dialogue organised by the private Vanguard newspaper and sponsored by the state government, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. Full text...

  • UN mission visits Guinean women victims of 28 Sept. crack-down
    14 march 2010 19:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Civil society organizations, members of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) task force, set up by the United Nations office for West Afr i ca (UNOWA) will, from Monday, carry out a solidarity mission to Guinean women vi c tims of the tragic 28 September crack down at the Conakry stadium. Full text...

  • '50 persons still missing after Jos violence'
    14 march 2010 10:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 50 people are still missing a week after sectarian violence in Nigeria's central state of Plateau left hundreds of people dead and many property, especially houses, burnt , the private Punch newspaper reported Sunday, quoting a Nigerian Red Cross Society document. Full text...

  • Ugandan youth report President Museveni to ICC
    13 march 2010 18:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Youth groups, under the banner of Uganda's "Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC)", have petitioned against President Yoweri Museveni and two of his top security chiefs at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), P A NA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe man crucifies debtor for failing to pay up
    13 march 2010 15:25:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- For failing to settle a debt of US$ 250, a Zimbabwean boy was crucified by his creditor the same way Jesus was nailed to the cross. Full text...

  • UN agency says 100,000 Somali faces new displacement
    13 march 2010 14:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that more than 100,000 Somali civilians had been forced to flee their homes following the latest fighting in parts of the country. Full text...

  • Army commander admits being forewarned on Nigeria violence
    12 march 2010 08:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Commander of the military unit that is overseeing se curity in Nigeria's restive city of Jos has admitted being forewarned about Sunday's massacre of hundreds of people in three villages on the outskirts of Jos, capital of central Plateau state. Full text...

  • 3-day fasting, prayer begin for Nigeria violence victims
    11 march 2010 07:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A three-day fasting and prayer period started Thursday f or the hundreds of people who were killed in Sunday's sectarian violence on the outskirts of Jos, capital of Nigeri a's central Plateau state. Full text...

  • 'Negligent security officials' blamed for Nigeria massacre
    10 march 2010 09:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The killing of over 500 people, mostly women and childre n, in three villages on the outskirts of Nigeria's northern Plateau state Sunday could have been avoided if security c hiefs had acted on information given to them, state Governor Jonah Jang told reporters. Full text...

  • Ancestral Israelis in Ethiopia complain of neglect by Tel Aviv (Re-issued)
    09 march 2010 18:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) â" The long--contested eligibility of Falash Muraa, the ancestral Jewish in Ethiopia, who wish to migrate to where they call â?the promised landâ? (Israel), again this week came to limelight as the community beg an a renewed push for their movement to Israel with the issue generating widespr e ad discussion in the political circles in Tel Aviv. Full text...

  • Nigerian legislators want Truth, Reconciliation Commission for Jos killings
    09 march 2010 17:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution, urging the Federal Government to set up a truth and reconciliation committee to look into the recent massacre in Jos, the capital of the central Pl a teau State, with the aim of reconciling all the warring parties to the crisis wh i ch had claimed the lives of over 500 persons, mostly women and children. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate satisfied with Ag. president's moves to deal with violence
    09 march 2010 17:25:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Senate (the Upper legislative house of the National Assembly) on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with efforts made so far by Acting President, Dr. Full text...

  • Ancestral Israelis in Ethiopia complain of neglect by Tel Aviv
    09 march 2010 16:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) â" The long--contested eligibility of Falash Muraa, the ancestral Jewish in Ethiopia, who migrated to where they call â?the promise d landâ? (Israel) again this week came to limelight as the community began a ren ewed push for assimilation in Israel with the issue generating widespread discus s ion in the political circles in Tel Aviv. Full text...

  • Gambia Police arrest, charge human rights activist
    09 march 2010 16:53:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The Gambia Police Force has arrested Edwin Nebolisa Nwak aeme, Director of Programmes of the Africa in Democracy and Good Governance (ADG ) , a non-governmental organisation, and charged him with giving false information . Full text...

  • Gambian leader declares zero tolerance to drugs
    09 march 2010 15:44:00
    Banjul- Gambia(PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has assured Gambians that his administration would not allow a few individuals to destabilize the country i n whatever form, saying â?where you have drugs, you have violence and you have a total state of anarchy, which is unacceptable. Full text...

  • Opposition blames Nigerian govt for Jos massacre
    09 march 2010 10:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) has accused th e federal government of 'hypocrisy' in its reaction to the latest violence in Jos, which claimed hund reds of lives Sunday. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch wants Jos killings investigated
    09 march 2010 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Nigeria's Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to make sure that the latest killings in northern Plateau state ''is thoroughly and promptly investigated and that those responsible are prosecuted''. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Acting President orders investigation into mass killings
    09 march 2010 07:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As victims of Sunday killings in Nigeria's northern Plat eau state were given a mass burial on Monday, Acting President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered ''full investigations'' into the killing of over 500 people, mostly women and children, on the outskirts of Jos, the state capital. Full text...

  • Ex-Nigerian VP tasks intelligence agencies on information gathering
    08 march 2010 18:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following incessant crises in parts of the Northern part of Nigeria, which have claimed thousands of lives, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has asked the countryâ?s security forces to improve on their intellige nce-gathering mechanism to be able to prevent the frequent massacre of innocent p eople in internal conflicts in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate condemns Jos carnage, calls it "terrorism"
    08 march 2010 18:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Senate on Monday expressed alarm at the fre sh crisis that has claimed hundreds of lives and property in communities near J o s, the capital of the Central Plateau State. Full text...

  • Ruling party laments renewed violence in Nigerian city
    08 march 2010 18:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nigeria on Monday condemned the renewed violence in Jos, the capital of the central Plateau state, where about 500 persons had been reportedly killed. Full text...

  • 55 die in Jos violence - Police
    08 march 2010 13:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The police command in Nigeria's northern Plateau state h as put the death toll from Sunday's renewed sectarian violence near the capital city of Jos at 55, far lower than th e reported casualty figures. Full text...

  • Mass burial for victims of Nigeria's latest sectarian violence
    08 march 2010 07:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Plateau state government plans to give a mass burial to the hundreds of people, mostly women and children, who were hacked to death by suspected Muslim Fulani herdsmen in th e Christian-dominated Dogo Nahawa, Shen village of Jos South Local Government Area of the state Sunday, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Over 150 feared killed in renewed Nigeria violence
    07 march 2010 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 150 people have been killed in a renewed ethno- religious crisis on the outskirts of Jos, capital of Nigeria's northern state of Plateau, where a similar violence in January left over 300 dead, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Police 'rescue' kidnapped journo in Nigeria, SA journo still held
    06 march 2010 17:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police said Saturday they have rescued one o f the two sports journalists being held by suspected kidnappers in Owerri, capital of the country's South-east Imo state . Full text...

  • Armed groups in eastern DRC use rape as weapon - Aid agency
    06 march 2010 10:16:00
    Dar es salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Following recent brutal attacks on women by sus pected Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels in South Kivu province of DR Congo, non-governmental agency Christian Aid Saturday called for more action to accelerate the voluntary demobilisation of armed groups in the vast central African nation. Full text...

  • 2 grenade attacks leave 20 injured in Rwanda
    05 march 2010 18:49:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 20 persons were left injured Thursday in two grena de attacks in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the police confirmed to PANA here. Full text...

  • Italy donates 400,000 euros for demining programme in Angola
    02 march 2010 19:06:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The National Demining Institute (INAD) in Angola has rec eived 400,000 euros from Italy in support of its demining programme, PANA report e d here quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Four feared dead in militants/soldiers' clash in Nigeria
    02 march 2010 18:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The relative peace prevailing in Nigeria's Niger Delta o il region was shattered Tuesday when a clash between oil militants and soldiers left four persons, inclu ding a soldier, dead in at okolobiri in Yenagoa council of Bayelsa state, military sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyaâ?s truth and justice commission boss gets quit deadline
    21 february 2010 12:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Embattled Kenya's Truth and Justice Reconciliation Commi ssion (TJRC) chairman Bethuel Kiplagat has been given a 10-day ultimatum to resign, failing which he would be forced out, a coalition of 11 civil society organisations and his subordinates announced here Sunday. Full text...

  • 2-year-old boy drowns in water container
    17 february 2010 14:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A two-year old boy in the tourist capital of Zambia, Liv ingstone, has drowned after falling into a 20-litre container of water. Full text...

  • West Africa now producer of hard drugs, says UNODC
    16 february 2010 13:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- West Africa is no longer a transit point for drug courie rs; it has become a drug-producing region, according to the UN Deputy Secretary G eneral, Antonio Maria Costa, who is also the Executive Director of the United Na t ions Office against Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Full text...

  • Over 1,000 Moroccans held in Belgian prisons
    15 february 2010 18:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian prisons are sheltering 1,182 Moroccans out of a total of 10,553 detainees, official sources told PANA here on Monday. Full text...

  • Gambiaâ?s 'torture' case resumes at ECOWAS Court
    15 february 2010 18:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The torture case involving Gambian government and a jour nalist, Musa Saidykhan, is set to resume 17 February, with the latter and his do c tor expected to testify before the sub-regional ECOWAS Community Court sitting i n Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 24 killed in fresh fighting in Somalia
    15 february 2010 11:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Fresh fighting between government forces and the Al-Shab aab militia in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has left 24 dead, 40 injured and d isplaced thousands of civilians, said the United Nations High Commissioner for R e fugees (UNHCR). Full text...

  • Large Arms cache found in Conakry
    14 february 2010 15:28:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A large arms cache, made up of warfare weapons of diffe rent types, has been discovered in an uncompleted building in Boussoura, a distr i ct suburb of Conakry, the Guinean capital, according to the National TV channel o n Saturday. Full text...

  • Fire guts ex-President Jerry Rawlingsâ? residence
    14 february 2010 09:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Fire early on Sunday gutted the residence of Ghanaâ?s for mer President Jerry John Rawlings and consumed personal effects of the former fi r st couple. Full text...

  • Amnesty Int'l charges Nigeria's acting President on illegal killings
    12 february 2010 19:00:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) on Friday called on Nigeria's Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan, to fulfill the commitments made in his acc e ptance speech by setting up an independent commission of inquiry into all suspec t ed cases of unlawful killings by the Nigeria Police Force in recent years. Full text...

  • Communal violence claims 6 lives in Nigeria
    11 february 2010 11:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers have been deployed to help restore order after a resurgent communal violence in Nigeria's northern Gombe state has claimed six lives and left many more injured, the News Agency of Nigeria reported Thursday, quoting a Nigeria Red Cross official. Full text...

  • Jonathan's upgrade to Acting President may not stem violence in oil region
    11 february 2010 07:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The resurgent violence in Nigeria's oil region may conti nue despite the installation of a Niger Delta, Vice President Goodluck Jonathan, as Acting President, if indicat ions from a militant group are anything to go by. Full text...

  • Nigerian army denies extra-judicial killings' allegation
    09 february 2010 18:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Army Tuesday denied allegations that its so ldiers carried out extra-judicial killings during the Boko Haram sectarian viole n ce in several states in آ the predominantly-Muslim northern Nigeria last year. Full text...

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