Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Police rescue 4 kidnapped Nigerian journalists
    18 july 2010 07:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The four Nigerian journalists, who were kidnapped along with their driver by unknown gunmen in the country's South-east Abia state, have been rescued unharmed, the p olice said. Full text...

  • Resurgent violence leaves 7 dead in Nigeria
    17 july 2010 19:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Resurgent violence on the outskirts of Nigeria's central city of Jos has left seven persons dead and 10 others injured, the official News Agency of Nigeria reported Saturday. Full text...

  • UN body mobilizes CFA F 182m for Mali's agro-pastoral region
    16 july 2010 16:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali and FAO have signed an agreement to the tune of about CFAF 182 million for emergency assistance for the reintegration of people affected by the crisis in the agro-pastoral region of Kidal in the far northern Mali, PANA learnt here Friday from the country's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Full text...

  • Forced eviction leaves hundreds homeless in Kenya
    16 july 2010 11:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions, in a Nairobi settlement, that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute. Full text...

  • Uganda to compensate families of bomb blast victims
    15 july 2010 10:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has announced a compensation package for the fam ilies of the victims of Sunday's bomb attacks that left over 70 dead and many more injured in Kampala. Full text...

  • Kidnappings: Nigeria police chief begs kinsmen to save his job
    15 july 2010 08:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Worried by the worsening spate of kidnappings and armed robberies in Nigeria's South-east region, where he hails from, the country's police chief, Ogbonna Onovo, has appealed to his kinsmen to move fast to stem the tide of the rising criminality and save his job. Full text...

  • Uganda will still host AU summit despite bomb attacks, says Museveni
    15 july 2010 08:12:00
    By Samson Ntale- PANA Correspondent Ntungamo, Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has assured that his country would still host this month's African Union (AU) summit, despite the twin bomb attacks that left over 70 dead and many more injur ed Sunday night in Kampala. Full text...

  • Many feared dead after religious clashes in Nigeria (Corrected)
    14 july 2010 15:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Several persons were feared dead Tuesday when Christian and Muslim Youths clashed over the location of a mosque in Wukari, located some 2 20 kilometres to Yola, capital of Northern Taraba state, the local press reporte d Wednesday. Full text...

  • Many feared dead after religious clashes in Nigeria
    14 july 2010 14:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Several persons were feared dead Tuesday when Christian and Muslim clashed over the location of a mosque in Wukari, located some 220 kilometres to Yola, capital of Northern Taraba state, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Uganda Police arrest 7 over deadly bombings
    14 july 2010 14:56:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The police in Uganda Wednesday announced the arrest of seven persons in connection with Sunday night's twin bomb attacks that left 74 dead and over 70 injured in the ca pital, Kampala. Full text...

  • 35 persons missing after Ugandan blast
    13 july 2010 16:42:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 35 persons are missing following the twin bomb exp losions that rocked Kampala Sunday night, leaving 74 dead and over 70 injured, the Uganda Red Cross Society said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania moves into action as world condemns deadly Uganda blasts
    13 july 2010 10:22:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Alerted by the terrorist blast that has claimed at least 74 lives in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Tanzania's security organs have swung into action to deter such an attack on the ir soil, according official sources. Full text...

  • Uganda shrugs off Al-Shabab's claims over bomb attacks
    13 july 2010 08:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda Tuesday shrugged off the claim by Somali Islamis t group Al-Shabab that it was responsible for Sunday night's twin bomb attacks that left 74 dead and many more injured in the capital city of Kampala, saying investigations into the attacks were still on. Full text...

  • Ugandan twin bombings: 'We will get the perpetrators' (updating)
    12 july 2010 12:04:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday vowed his coun try will get those behind the twin bombings that left 64 dead and 71 injured on Sunday in Kampala, calling them (perpetrators) cowards. Full text...

  • Uganda bomb attacks to 'sabotage' AU summit hosting
    12 july 2010 09:08:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan police chief, Maj. Full text...

  • Nigerian journalists seek divine intervention over colleagues' kidnapping
    12 july 2010 08:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian journalists have been asked to embark on a fast ing period starting Monday, a day after four of their colleagues were abducted by unknown gunmen in Nigeria' s South-east Abia state. Full text...

  • Four journalists kidnapped in Nigeria
    11 july 2010 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian journalists have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the country's South-east Abia state, the state radio reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • MEND says will not attack Ghana
    11 july 2010 08:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants have denied speculations that th ey are planning to attack Ghana, describing the report as 'deliberate misinformation' by the Nigerian government through its Hig h Commission in Accra. Full text...

  • World Cup argument leaves two dead in Kenya
    04 july 2010 16:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two football fans were killed in a brawl in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, after Ghana was beaten by Uruguay in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals over the weekend. Full text...

  • 12 kidnapped Russian sailors freed unharmed in Nigeria
    04 july 2010 16:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- All the remaining 12 kidnapped Russian sailors have been freed unharmed in Nigeria, according to Nigerian Navy spokesman David Nabaida. Full text...

  • 'One of 13 kidnapped sailors freed in Nigeria'
    04 july 2010 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One of the 13 Russian sailors who were kidnapped by susp ected militants at Dommy Farewell Buoy, off Nigeria's Bonny Island, two days ago has been freed by the Nigerian Na vy, according to its spokesman David Nabaida. Full text...

  • One journalist wounded, 2 detained as fighting rages in Mogadishu
    02 july 2010 12:06:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Friday condemned the relentless bloody violence and threats against journalists and news media organizations in the strife-torn Horn of Africa country. Full text...

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