Violence in Africa -
  • Anger over Nigeria violence as calm gradually returns
    02 december 2008 08:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As normalcy gradually returns to Nigeria's northern city of Jos after three days of violence that claimed over 300 lives, the umbrella Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked the federal government to set up a judicial commission to investigate the causes of the crisis. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua stops swearing of councillors in violence-hit state
    01 december 2008 20:32:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Apparently to stave off further violence, Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua Monday stopped plans by Governor Jonah Jang of northern Plateau state to inaugurate the councillors and chairmen whose election on Thursday triggered the violence that hit the state capital, Jos, and its environs, leaving hundreds dead, injured or displaced. Full text...

  • European Commission condemns Nigeria violence
    01 december 2008 20:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The European Commission on Monday condemned the violence that rocked Nigeria's northern city of Jos, claiming hundreds of lives. Full text...

  • '376 bodies given mass burial after Nigeria violence'
    01 december 2008 08:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Bodies of 376 victims of the violence that engulfed Jos, capital of Nigeria's North-central Plateau state, and its environs have been given a mass burial as armed troops gradually restores calm to the embattled city, an MP said. Full text...

  • ''Hundreds die in Jos violence'
    30 november 2008 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Uneasy calm pervaded Nigeria's North central city of Jos Sunday, amid conflicting claims of the number of casualties from the violence that has hit the city since Friday. Full text...

  • 'Over 50 die in Jos violence'
    29 november 2008 10:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- More than 50 persons, including eight University students and three policemen, were killed in the political violence that rocked Nigeria's North-central city of Jos on Friday, the local pr ess reported on Saturday. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua orders troops deployment to quell violence
    28 november 2008 20:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has ordered the deployment of the military to the North Central city of Jos to help quell the political violence which broke out in the city Thursday, leaving several people dead or injured and hundreds displaced. Full text...

  • Curfew imposed on Nigerian state after violence
    28 november 2008 18:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Governor Jonah Jang of Nigeria's North-central Plateau State Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state capital and its environs, after a political violence left several persons, including a policeman, dead. Full text...

  • Several persons feared dead in Nigeria's political violence
    28 november 2008 14:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Several people, including one policeman, were feared dead on Friday, when violence erupted in Jos, capital of Nigeria's North-central Plateau state, over the delay in announcing the result of a local council election held a day earlier, witnesses said. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt condemns political violence in Jos
    28 november 2008 14:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has condemned the political violence which erupted in some parts of North-central Plateau state Friday, while directing the security agencies to quickly restore peace. Full text...

  • 2 foreigners, 14 Nigerians arrested over militant activities
    27 november 2008 19:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops keeping the peace in the country's restive Niger Delta oil region said Thursday they have arrested two foreigners and 14 Nigerians for ''suspected militant activities''. Full text...

  • Kenya cabinet agrees on tribunal to try post-poll offenders
    27 november 2008 18:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will set up a tribunal to undertake a further inve stigation into the country's worst post-election violence while an interim elect o ral body has also been created to oversee the conduct of an upcoming referendum o n a new constitution. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua condemns terrorist attacks in India
    27 november 2008 18:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua Thursday condemned the coordinated terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which have left over 125 people dead in India's financial capital. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'arrests militant kingpin'
    25 november 2008 10:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Troops deployed to Nigeria's restive oil producing Niger Delta region have arrested a suspected militant kingpin with about 4,000 rounds of ammunition in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • MEND may assist other militants in battle with military
    25 november 2008 07:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In a sign that the violence in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region has yet to abate, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to support other militant groups in their face-off with soldiers deployed to the region to keep the peace. Full text...

  • Egypt struck by more police violence, riots
    24 november 2008 13:38:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) – Riots erupted in Egypt's sou-thern city of Aswan on Sunday and continued overnight after a police officer killed a bird seller earlier in t h e day. Full text...

  • MEND, Nigerian military in verbal war
    21 november 2008 08:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The tenuous peace in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region seems set to end following accusation and counter-accusation by the militants and the military. Full text...

  • MEND denies being armed by convicted soldiers (corrected)
    20 november 2008 07:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied it purchased assorted weapons from Nigerian soldiers who were jailed for life by a military court on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNFPA to hold Pan African film festival on gender-based violence
    18 november 2008 10:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The second edition of the Pan African film Festival on gender-based violence will be launched on 26 November 2008 in Dakar, the United Nations Populations' Fund (UNFPA), organisers of the event, said in a statement. Full text...

  • 'Militants hijack vessel' in Nigeria
    17 november 2008 09:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants have hijacked a vessel ferrying materials from Singapore to the Escravos Gas-to-Liquid (EGTL) project in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, thus putting the US$5. Full text...

  • Nigerian military explains renewed attacks on oil facilities in Niger Delta
    17 november 2008 08:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The resurgence of attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region is due to the recent arrest of 22 Filipinos and their vessel over the stealing of Nigeria's crude oil, the military task force deployed to the region to protect the facilities said. Full text...

  • MEND offers support for DRC rebels, threatens 'Hurricane Obama'
    11 november 2008 08:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Tuesday inexplicably offered to support the rebel troops of Gen. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian military kills 6 militants'
    10 november 2008 18:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military killed six militants and recovered some arms following a clash in the restive, oil producing Niger Delta region Monday, military spokesman Sagir Musa said. Full text...

  • Fire guts headquarters of Egypt's opposition party
    07 november 2008 13:29:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt's opposition Al Ghad (tomorrow) party literally set its future up in flames on Thursday, as members clashed and set ablaze the party's downtown Cairo headquarters. Full text...

  • MEND frees Lebanese hostage
    06 november 2008 09:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement from the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said it had freed a Lebanese construction worker who was kidnapped Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt on Monday. Full text...

  • Burundi offers to help restore peace in eastern DRC
    02 november 2008 21:05:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The government of Burundi Sunday expressed its readiness to help the Democratic Republic of Congo to find "a negotiated and sustainable" solution to the rebellion in North-Kivu in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • Burundi offers to help restore peace in eastern DRC
    02 november 2008 18:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The government of Burundi Sunday expressed its readiness to help the Democratic Republic of Congo to find "a negotiated and sustainable" solution to the rebellion in North-Kivu in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • MEND wants ailing leader, Okah, treated abroad
    02 november 2008 08:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's largest militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has criticised the court decision to have its leader, Henry Okah, treated in Nigeria for kidney-related ailment. Full text...

  • UN chief calls for ceasefire in DR Congo
    01 november 2008 19:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, saying he has sent two UN envoys to the troubled country and its neighbour, Rwanda. Full text...

  • MEND leader gets temporary freedom
    01 november 2008 12:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A court in Nigeria has granted Henry Okah, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), three weeks to undergo full treatment for a kidney-related ailment, which has delayed his treason trial, the local press reported on Saturday. Full text...

  • Court case on sexual assault highlighted by Egypt's press
    01 november 2008 11:18:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Noha Rushdi has won a monumental court case that saw an Egyptian court send a man to prison for the first time for sexual assault. Full text...

  • US, German envoys want Kenyan poll violence plotters prosecuted
    30 october 2008 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States and German envoys to Kenya Thursday called for a speedy implementation of a controversial report on Kenya's post-election violence, seeking the prosecution of Kenya's political, economic and religious elite for organising the killings of thousands of people this year. Full text...

  • DR Congo asks for Angola's support to fight rebels
    29 october 2008 21:53:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- DR Congo has appealed for assistance from Angola to fight rebels under the command of dissident General Laurent Nkunda, who are said to have made gains in the latest upsurge of fighting. Full text...

  • UN says violence threatens aid in DR Congo
    29 october 2008 14:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Wednesday said ongoing rebel violence, led by former Gen. Full text...

  • Egypt Sheikh says women can fight back against violent husbands
    29 october 2008 11:34:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) - – Sunni Islams highest authority, Egyptian Sheikh Abdel Hamid Al Atrash, has said that women have the right to fight back against their husbands if violence is used against them, according to the local Al Masry Al Youm newspaper. Full text...

  • 'Security in Darfur deteriorating'
    27 october 2008 08:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has called on the Sudanese government to halt its increased military response to the ongoing rebel violence in the African nation's western Darfur region, warning that the security situation there is deteriorating. Full text...

  • Calm reported in eastern DR Congo
    18 october 2008 14:12:00
    Gisenyi- Rwanda (PANA) -- Fighting stopped on Friday evening in the North-Kivu region in eastern DR Congo, even though the warring parties have not signed a ceasefire agreement, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Annan receives dossier on Kenya's mass killings
    17 october 2008 17:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has received a re port of a probe panel which investigated Kenya's post-election violence. Full text...

  • Kenya settles on international tribunal for poll violence suspects
    15 october 2008 22:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An international tribunal, modeled along the International Tribunal for Rwanda, has been recommended to try suspects of Kenya's post-election violence, among them senior police officers suspected of massive rights violations. Full text...

  • MEND shuns Niger Delta committee
    14 october 2008 08:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said it will not meet with the committee set up by the federal government to produce an operational report for the development of the oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • 6 abducted Filipinos freed in Nigeria
    13 october 2008 13:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The six Filipino seamen who were abducted along the Bonny River in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region almost two weeks ago have been freed unharmed, a Nigerian military spokesman said Monday. Full text...

  • Abducted oil worker released in Nigeria
    08 october 2008 14:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An oil service company worker who was kidnapped in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt last month, Mr. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua calls Niger Delta crisis 'a nightmare'
    05 october 2008 10:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has described as a ni ghtmare to his administration the persistent violence in the country's oil produ c ing Niger Delta region, the local press reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped British citizen freed in Nigeria
    04 october 2008 11:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The British national who was kidnapped in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt last month has been released unharmed by his captors, according to the military task force deployed to the restive Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • Meles says perennial violence explains Africa's underdevelopment
    02 october 2008 17:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A long tradition of violence in Africa explains t he continent's underdevelopment, according to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Full text...

  • Major oil pipeline feared blown up in Nigeria
    02 october 2008 17:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A major oil pipeline ferrying crude oil to two of the country's four refineries has been ruptured, amid fears that militants may have been responsible for the action. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies issuing fresh order against militants
    29 september 2008 07:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has denied the report that it has issued fresh orders to the troops deployed to the restive oil-producing Niger Delta on how to deal with the militants in the region. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct oil worker in Nigeria
    26 september 2008 17:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen suspected to be militants have abducted a Nigerian oil worker in the country's main oil city of Port Harcourt, military sources said Friday. Full text...

  • African children demand protection against sexual abuse
    25 september 2008 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The representative of children of Africa, Gambian Yassin Faal, here Thursday denounced the sexual abuse of children and adolescents on t h e continent, emphasising that the phenomenon was a grave violation of their basi c rights, human and physical dignity. Full text...

  • MEND claims unprovoked attack by military
    24 september 2008 10:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The cease-fire declared by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Sunday, after a week of attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's oil region, may not last, going by claims by the militants that the Nigerian military launched an unprovoked air assault on the camps of two other militant groups Tuesday. Full text...

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