Violence in Africa -
  • MEND 'blows up' Shell pipeline
    18 june 2009 07:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said it used explosives to blow up a major crude oil trunk line belonging t o Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell in Bayelsa state, in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil regi o n, the latest attack in its campaign to cripple the country's oil and gas export . Full text...

  • Sudan relief efforts disrupted - UN
    17 june 2009 06:39:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations has said its efforts to get food to tho usands of refugees in southern Sudan have been disrupted by armed gunmen. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua to personally receive repentant militant
    16 june 2009 16:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua said Tuesday he would personally receive the first militant leader to accept his amnesty offer to mil i tants in the country's restive Niger Delta oil region, in reference to Rivers St a te-based militant leader Ateke Tom. Full text...

  • MEND seeks UN-led investigation into Niger Delta 'war crimes'
    16 june 2009 08:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has written to international human rights and other organisations demanding a UN-led investigation into alleged war crimes in the oil region. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies MEND attack against Chevron
    15 june 2009 13:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in Nigeri a's Niger Delta region has denied claims by the country's main oil militants tha t it blew up a Chevron flow station and other ancillary facilities early Monday. Full text...

  • MEND claims 4th attack against Chevron in one week
    15 june 2009 07:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the fourth time in a week, the Movement for the Eman cipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed Monday it had carried out attacks against the facilities of US oil giant Chevron in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, this time blowing up a key flow station and other ancillary facilities. Full text...

  • MEND 'attacks' Chevron again
    14 june 2009 08:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time in as many days, the Movement for th e Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has attacked the facilities of US oil m a jor Chevron in Nigeria's oil region, the group said in a statement emailed to th e media Sunday. Full text...

  • MEND claims fresh attacks on Chevron pipelines
    13 june 2009 09:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said on Saturday it had attacked gas and crude oil pipelines belonging to US oil giant Chevron, in continuation of its ''Hurricane Piper Alpha'' which it said was aimed at crippling Nigeria's oil production and export. Full text...

  • MEND gives update on British hostage
    12 june 2009 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said Friday it would release British hostage Mathew Maguire before the end o f the day. Full text...

  • EU backs amnesty for Nigerian oil militants
    12 june 2009 09:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has expressed support for the pl an by the Nigerian government to offer amnesty to militants in the Niger Delta r e gion, who are ready to lay down their arms and embrace peace. Full text...

  • MEND: Troops kill 7 more civilians in cold blood
    12 june 2009 08:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As accusations and counter-accusations continue between the military and militants in Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta region, the militants Friday claimed troops have killed ''seven more civil ians'' in cold blood as they continue their offensive against the militants. Full text...

  • Nigerian military refutes media claims over missing personnel
    11 june 2009 16:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Military Joint Task Force (JTF) Thursday described a s untrue reports in some media that bodies of two officers and 14 other ranks, c l assified as Missing in Action (MIA) before and during the offensive against the m ilitants, were recovered in a mass grave. Full text...

  • Nigerian troops arrest suspected militant leader
    11 june 2009 13:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A suspected militant leader, who specialises in kidnappi ng Nigerians and foreigners, has been arrested in the country's main oil city of Port Harcourt, the military said Thursday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS condemns murder of British hostage in Mali
    10 june 2009 14:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Commission said Wednesday it had received wit h deep shock the reported murder of a British hostage, Mr. Full text...

  • Nigerian military confirms Chevron facility fire, denies it is sabotage
    10 june 2009 09:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military Wednesday confirmed that a facilit y of US oil giant Chevron in Delta state in the oil producing Niger Delta region has been engulfed by fire, but denied it was due to sabotage as claimed by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Full text...

  • MEND ''attacks'' Chevron flow station
    10 june 2009 08:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A day after the expiration of its ultimatum to oil compa nies to leave Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said it had launched ope ration ''Hurricane Piper Alpha'' with an attack on a Chevron facility in Delta state. Full text...

  • MEND: British hostage to be freed within 24 hours
    09 june 2009 14:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time in nine days, the Movement for the E mancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Tuesday that British hostage Mathew Maguire would be freed within the next 24 hours. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: British hostage in Nigeria to be freed 'within 24 hours'
    09 june 2009 14:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said Tuesday that British hostage Mathew Maguire would be freed within the next 24 hours. Full text...

  • MEND ultimatum expires, military says no cause for alarm
    09 june 2009 10:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Major local and foreign oil firms are taking precautiona ry measures to ensure the safety of their personnel and facilities in Nigeria's o il rich Niger Delta region, following the expiration on Monday of the 72-hour ul t imatum issued to them to vacate the region or face imminent attacks. Full text...

  • UN-backed 'Smile Darfur' campaign calls for peace
    08 june 2009 17:28:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The week-long "Smile Darfur'' outreach scheme, backed by t he UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region, has wrapped up with a call for peace and an en d to the violence. Full text...

  • 'One child raped every 3 minutes in South Africa'
    08 june 2009 13:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A report on crimes against children has found t hat 60 cases of child rape are reported in South Africa every day. Full text...

  • Nigeria oil militants repeat warning to oil firms
    06 june 2009 12:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Repeating their earlier warning to local and foreign oil firms operating in Nigeria's oil region, the country's oil militants have warne d them to vacate the region 'within 72 hours'' or face an imminent attack. Full text...

  • Niger Delta militants seek Yar'Adua's apology, shun amnesty offer
    05 june 2009 07:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants have asked President Umaru Yar'A dua to apologise to the oil communities for the killing of innocent civilians during the ongoing militar y offensive in the oil region, instead of offering amnesty to militants who lay down their arms. Full text...

  • Nigerian navy soldiers 'kill' 7 militants
    03 june 2009 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Navy soldiers have killed seven militants who w ere robbing a passenger boat at Isaka, a coastal community located some seven na u tical miles from the main oil city of Port Harcourt, the navy said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Troops 'arrest' 2 suspected militants in Nigeria's oil region
    01 june 2009 14:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops conducting a military offensive in the c ountry's restive Niger Delta region said Monday they have arrested two suspected militants after a tip off. Full text...

  • Kenyan military ordered to deal with Somali militant groups
    01 june 2009 11:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan armed forces have been put on high alert to deal with threats from armed militia groups which are threatening peace in the country, the cleare st signal so far that Kenya is ready to fight Somalia’s Al Shabaab militia group. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants reject renewed amnesty offer
    30 may 2009 11:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian oil militants have rejected a renewed amnesty offer by President Umaru Yar'Adua, describing it as "ambiguous and dicta torial". Full text...

  • Cameroon organises national campaign against rape, incest
    29 may 2009 13:45:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Young Cameroonian girls, who are victims of sexual vi olence, have launched a two-year national campaign to fight against rape and inc e st. Full text...

  • Militant leader 'dies in gun battle' in Nigeria
    28 may 2009 12:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A militant leader in Nigeria's oil-rich Bayelsa state, M r. Full text...

  • Attempt to attack Total facility repelled in Nigeria
    26 may 2009 15:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's security forces Tuesday repelled an attempt by suspected criminals to steal pipelines from a facility operated by French oil c o mpany, TOTAL, a military spokesman said. Full text...

  • 18 soldiers feared killed in Niger Delta war
    26 may 2009 07:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 18 soldiers, including two officers and 16 rank and file, are missing in action and feared dead in the two-week-old military offens i ve in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, the military said. Full text...

  • Nigerian military confirms militant attacks on oil pipelines
    25 may 2009 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military Monday confirmed the claim by the Niger Delta oil militants that it had destroyed oil pipelines in the region, in response to the ongoing mi litary offensive against the militants. Full text...

  • MEND 'destroys' oil pipelines to 5 flow stations
    25 may 2009 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said on Monday it had blown up major crude oil pipelines to five flow statio n s that feed the Chevron Tank Farm in Delta state in the oil producing Niger Delt a region. Full text...

  • Niger Delta: Military launches fresh attacks, free 3 more Filipino hostages
    24 may 2009 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops battling oil militants in the country's Niger Delta region said they have freed three more Filipino hostages, as they launched fresh attacks against the m ilitants in their ongoing operations. Full text...

  • Nigerian military declares 12 soldiers missing, militants 'kill' 11
    22 may 2009 11:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has said 12 soldiers are missing i n the country's oil-producing Niger Delta region, where troops of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) have been battling militants for d ays. Full text...

  • Nigerian troops 'rescue two more Filipino hostages'
    21 may 2009 11:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops battling militants in the country's Nige r Delta oil region said Thursday they had rescued two more Filipino hostages, bringing the total number of Filipinos rescued in the pa st week to 11. Full text...

  • UNICEF condemns looting of humanitarian supplies in Somalia
    21 may 2009 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF has strongly condemned the looting and destructio n of humanitarian supplies and its facilities in the central Somalia town of Jow h ar by militiamen, saying the action would impact negatively on its support progr a mmes for children and women in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants vow reprisals as Niger Delta fighting continues
    21 may 2009 09:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants, routed from some of their key b ases in the oil producing Niger Delta, have vowed to strike back at the military as well as the oil industry as the military offensive in the region continued Th u rsday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate to probe military offensive in oil region
    20 may 2009 18:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's upper legislative chamber, the Senate, Wednesd ay resolved to investigate the circumstances leading to the alleged air, land and sea bombardment of some communities in the Niger De lta by the military during its ongoing military offensive against militants in the region. Full text...

  • Nigerian military expands offensive in Niger Delta
    20 may 2009 15:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops Wednesday extended their 'cordon and sea rch' operations in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region to other commu n ities in Delta state, where they said a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian Military offensive triggered by killing of Army officers, others'
    20 may 2009 09:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ambush and killing of two Army officers and five sol diers by militants triggered the ongoing military offensive in Nigeria's Niger D e lta oil region, the local press reported Wednesday, quoting Justice Minister and Attorney-General Michael Aondoakaa. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants admit loss of Camp 5, say only 5 fighters die
    19 may 2009 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants said Tuesday they have lost onl y five fighters since the military offensive against them was launched on Friday, even though they admitted the los s of Camp 5 near the oil city of Warri to the troops. Full text...

  • Nigerian military calls timeout for militants
    18 may 2009 20:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military said on Monday that its current al l-out offensive in the oil producing Niger Delta region, which it tagged 'cordon and search', was aimed at showing th e rampaging militants in the oil region that enough is enough. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition calls for restraint in Niger Delta war
    18 may 2009 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) party Monday c alled for restraint from both the military and the militants who are engaged in a n 'all out war' in the country's Niger Delta oil region, amid reports that hundr e ds have been killed or displaced by the fighting In a statement issued in Lagos, the party said all measures must be taken ''to p rotect innocent civilians caught in the cross fire''. Full text...

  • Egypt 'makes arrests' in February attack
    18 may 2009 13:06:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Suspects in the February bomb attack in a Cairo market tha t killed one French teenager have been arrested, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mufid Shehab said on Monday. Full text...

  • Militants threaten Nigerian oil export (updated)
    18 may 2009 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian oil militants said Monday they had ''ordered the blockade of key waterway channels to oil industry vessels'' in the Niger Delta oil region as the military offensive against them enters the fourth day. Full text...

  • Nigerian militant attacks cut gas supply to industries, power plants
    18 may 2009 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Weekend's attacks on two key oil and gas pipelines in Ni geria's Niger Delta region, as part of the fallouts of the ongoing military offensive in the region, has cut gas supplies to some industries as well as power plants in the country, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Niger Delta war: Militants threaten Nigerian oil export
    18 may 2009 07:59:00
    Lagos- 18 May - Nigerian oil militants said Monday- they had ''ordered the blocka de of key waterway channels to oil industry vessels'' in the Niger Delta oil reg i on as the military offensive against them enters the fourth day. ) Full text...

  • 'Nigerian troops rescue 3 more Filipino hostages'
    17 may 2009 15:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) battling militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region rescued three more Filipino hosta g es Sunday, JTF spokesman Rabe Abubakar said. Full text...

  • 'Over 70 killed in Niger Delta war'
    17 may 2009 09:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The death toll from the ongoing military offensive again st militants in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region could be as high as 70, the local press reported Sunday, quoting sources in the oil region. Full text...

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