Violence in Africa -
  • '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...

  • War in Niger Delta: '2 hostages killed, British hostage safe'
    17 may 2009 09:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the 'all-out-war' between the military and militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta region enters day three Sunday, the region's largest militant group claimed two hostage s have been killed by the army. Full text...

  • NEWS FLASH: '2 hostages killed in Niger Delta, British hostage safe'
    17 may 2009 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two unidentified hostages have been killed since the sta rt of the all-out offensive declared by the Nigerian military against militants i n the oil-producing Niger Delta on Friday, the region's largest militant group s a id on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military recovers hijacked ships, rescues 6 Filipino hostages
    15 may 2009 22:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the military offensive against Nigerian oil militants intensified on Friday, the Nigerian military said it had recovered two ships hijacked by militants on Wednesday and rescues s ix of the 15 Filipino crew members and four Nigerians. Full text...

  • 'All out war' breaks out in Niger Delta
    15 may 2009 17:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Full scale fighting, described by Nigerian oil militants as ''all out war', broke out in the country's Niger Delta oil region Friday, after the military launched an offe nsive against militants following three days of skirmishes in the region. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: MEND claims hostage killed in Nigeria
    15 may 2009 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said Friday that an unidentified hostage has been killed ''by stray bullets' ' following the resumption of hostilities between militants and the military in t h e Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • Nigeria military resumes offensive against oil militants
    15 may 2009 16:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After three days of renewed clashes between soldiers and militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, the Nigerian military Friday announced the resumption of a major offensive again st the militants. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian military resumes offensive against oil militants
    15 may 2009 16:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military Friday announced the resumption of a military offensive against militants in the country's oil producing Niger Del t a region. Full text...

  • Egypt border guards shoot dead African migrant
    15 may 2009 14:14:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- A migrant from sub-Saharan Africa was killed near the bord er with Israel after he was discovered by Egyptian border police, who opened fir e on him, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 15 foreign crew members taken hostage in Nigeria
    14 may 2009 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A ship, MV Spirit, has been hijacked off the waters of D elta state in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region and its 15 crew members taken hostage, the region's largest militant group said Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Operation against Somali pirates a success'
    14 may 2009 13:22:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European operation Atlante targeting maritime pir acy in the Somalian basin of the Indian Ocean and in the Gulf of Aden, launched o n 8 December 2008, has led to the arrest of 52 pirates, of whom 32 were transferred to Kenya for trial. Full text...

  • Nigerian army denies MEND attack
    14 may 2009 12:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has denied claims by Niger Delta's largest militant group that it destroyed five gun boats and various support ves s els in a pre-emptive attack against military targets in the region on Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Oil War' resumes in Niger Delta?
    14 may 2009 07:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The long ceasefire declared by militants in Nigeria's Ni ger Delta region, after an 'oil war' late last year, may be over after the militants said they launched a pre-emptive attack against military targets in the oil-rich region on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Rivers state to jail kidnappers for life
    09 may 2009 14:21:00
    Lagos- 9 May -- Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers state in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region has signed into law a bill prescribing life imprisonment for anyone convicted of kidnapping. ) Full text...

  • US slams South Africa's border control security
    08 may 2009 11:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A US government report has painted a bleak pict ure of South Africa’s border security problems, which have negatively affected e f forts to counter terrorism. Full text...

  • 'Shell representative' in Nigerian state killed
    07 may 2009 08:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A community youth leader and Shell representative in Amu kpe, Delta state in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen, the military confirmed. Full text...

  • UN peacekeepers free 23 child soldiers in DRC
    06 may 2009 07:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - MONUC - freed nearly two dozen children from the ranks of the country's armed forces thi s week, the UN said. Full text...

  • SA police defuse hijacking of Taiwanese vessel
    05 may 2009 13:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's elite police Special Task Force Tuesday boarded a Taiwanese fishing vessel outside the Table Bay harbour in Cape Town and arrested crew memb ers who were holding the vessel’s captain and first officer hostage. Full text...

  • Nigerian Navy denies piracy charge
    05 may 2009 07:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Navy (NN) has denied the allegation by the Niger Delta militants that some navy soldiers on Sunday attacked two fishing trawlers on the high seas and stole their fish and cash worth 2. Full text...

  • MEND accuses Nigerian navy soldiers of piracy
    04 may 2009 08:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has accused Nigerian navy soldiers of attacking two fishing trawlers on the h igh seas and stealing their fish and cash worth 2. Full text...

  • Gunmen shoot woman dead in Nigeria church
    04 may 2009 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two gunmen shot a woman dead during Mass on Sunday at th e Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Apapa, in Nigeria's economic capital city of L a gos, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

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