Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Fighting in Mogadishu leaves one journalist wounded, leads 2 to detention
    02 july 2010 11:55:00
    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...

  • Agency calls for protection of civilians ahead of S/Sudan referendum
    30 june 2010 07:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A global refugee advocacy group, Refugee International,on Wednesday called for a â?mission-wide protection planâ? for southern Sudanese who are likely to fall victims of the region's independence referendum planned for early next year. Full text...

  • 14 deaths, 9 injuries in Angola accidents last weekend
    29 june 2010 14:21:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least 14 persons died and nine were injured following 21 road accidents, fire and drowning as sea over the weekend in Angola, PANA re p orted quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Phased rehabilitation of ex-Nigerian oil militants starts
    28 june 2010 08:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After an eight-month lull, the rehabilitation and re-integration of Nigeria's repentant oil militants was scheduled to begin Monday at a designated camp in Obubura, southern Cross River state. Full text...

  • Commercial vehicle drivers on strike in Lome
    22 june 2010 13:56:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Lome, the Togolese capital, was paralyzed Tuesday following a strike by commercial vehicle drivers over rising fuel prices in the country, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Gambian journalist alleges threat to life
    21 june 2010 19:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A Gambian journalist and Banjul correspondent for the Associated Press Agency (AP), Abdoulie John, on Sunday alleged that some members of the country's security operatives had threatened to take his life. Full text...

  • Rwanda to punish illegal holders of arms
    21 june 2010 15:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- With the deadline for the return of weapons in wrong hands now over, the Rwandan authorities Sunday warned that any person caught with such weapons would be prosecuted and punished in accordance with the laws, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Burundi govt. recalls arms from illegal holders
    21 june 2010 15:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- In an attempt to curb the rising crime wave in Burundi, President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday urged citizens illegally possessing weapons to surrender them to the authorities. Full text...

  • Nigerian Foreign minister's house gutted by fire
    20 june 2010 11:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The official residence of the Nigerian Minister of Forei gn Affairs, Dr. Full text...

  • Nigerian Foreign minister's house gutted by fire
    20 june 2010 11:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The official residence of the Nigerian Minister of Forei gn Affairs, Dr. Full text...

  • 'Mauritania has not executed prisoners since 1987'
    16 june 2010 19:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- No executions of 'deserving' prisoners have take n place in Mauritania since December 1987, according to the Minister of Justice, Ould Abidine El Kheir. Full text...

  • Kibaki visits victims of Kenyan grenade attacks
    14 june 2010 19:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki visited scores of wounded v ictims of Sundayâ™s grenade attacks in a Nairobi hospital and pledged government aid. Full text...

  • Gambia's anti-drug czar hails arrest of 12 suspects
    09 june 2010 16:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Benedict Jammeh, Gambia's anti-drug czar, has hailed the country's drug enforcement agency for carrying out a "successful operation"? which led to the arrest of 12 suspected drug barons of different nationalities, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • 130 cases of domestic violence recorded in Angolan district Jan-June
    09 june 2010 16:38:00
    Luena- Angola (PANA) -- A total of 137 cases of domestic violence were recorded in Angola's Moxico district between January and June this year, according to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Mali President urges teachers to call off strike
    09 june 2010 16:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré, has called on teachers of institutions of higher education, who had been on strike for more than two months, to resume classes in order to save the current school year. Full text...

  • Business woman assaults photo journalist in Ghana
    08 june 2010 17:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rockson Asmah, a senior photographer with Ghana's state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, was assaulted by a 39-year-old business woman,Celestine Owusu, the Accra-based press freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) sources informed PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian police cancel anti-Israel demo
    04 june 2010 15:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Police on Friday prevented an anti- Israeli demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Port-Louis, to denounce the a ttack on Monday by an Israeli commando against the ships of the peace flotila fe r rying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Angola police arrest 24 criminals in three days
    03 june 2010 17:44:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- No fewer than 24 people have been arrested in the last t hree days in Luanda by the Angolan National Police, for alleged involvement in 3 5 crimes, including two murders. Full text...

  • Freed South African peacekeepers back to camp in Darfur
    03 june 2010 13:16:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Four South African peacekeepers kidnapped in Darfur and held captive for more than two weeks have reported to camp, following their release from captivity, the joint African Union-UN peacekeeping force officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • 4,000 children sexually exploited in Cameroon annually
    02 june 2010 20:00:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Four thousand children are exploited sexually every day in Cameroon, according to an investigation by the Coalition, "Let's Protect our Children". Full text...

  • South Africa slams attack on aid ships
    01 june 2010 09:20:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has noted 'with gr ave concern' reports that Israeli forces attacked a convoy of ships carrying aid materials to Gaza and that there were casualties following the attack. Full text...

  • Libyans demonstrate against Israeli attack on aid convoy
    31 may 2010 19:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan trade unionists, members of other Arab trade unio ns and leagues, as well as Libyan citizens in Tripoli, the capital, on Monday de m onstrated against the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla in Gaza. Full text...

  • AU wants Israeli attack on Gaza aid convoy probed
    31 may 2010 13:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has condemned the Israeli security forces for the killing of at least 10 passengers aboard an aid convoy h e ading for the Gaza Strip. Full text...

  • Old era of impunity is over, UN Chief warns criminals
    31 may 2010 13:25:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- "The old era of impunity is over," UN Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon stated Monday, warning that those who commit the worst of h u man crimes in the new age of accountability "will be held responsible". Full text...

  • Mauritius to host board meeting on doping
    27 may 2010 14:29:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will 29 and 30 May host a Regional Anti -Doping Organizationsâ? (RADO) board meeting for the Indian Ocean, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Road accidents claim 17 lives in Luanda
    26 may 2010 18:46:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least 17 people were killed and 11 others seriously i njured in traffic accidents which occurred between Sunday and Tuesday in Luanda, the Angolan capital, police said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Hisbul Islam insurgents arrest radio journalists in Somalia
    26 may 2010 09:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Insurgent group Hisbul Islam has arrested three broadcast journalists working for Mogadishu-based radio stations in the latest v iolation of press freedom in war-torn Somalia, the National Union of Somali Jour n alists (NUSOJ) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeper killed in east DRC
    25 may 2010 07:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An Indian soldier with the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was killed on Monday, when his patrol went to the aid of national army forces caught in an ambush by unidentified gunmen in the east of the country. Full text...

  • EAC destroys illicit arms to mark Africa Day
    24 may 2010 09:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In a double celebration of Africa Day and the A frican Union's 2010 Year of Peace and Security, the East African Community (EAC) has organized a symbolic pubic destruction of illicit arms and weapons to be hel d Tuesday at Bukoba in the northwestern Kagera Region of Tanzania. Full text...

  • SA white supremacist murderer is Zimbabwean - witness
    24 may 2010 07:36:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- One of the suspected murderers of South African white supremacist Eugene Terre Blanche is an illegal Zimbabwean immigrant, the local media reported Monday, quoting a witness in the trial. Full text...

  • Trial of alleged murderers of 4 French tourists begins in Mauritania
    23 may 2010 13:05:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The trial of the people who allegedly murdered f our French tourists on 24 December, 2007, in Mauritania, began here Sunday. Full text...

  • '3 die in fresh crisis in Jos'
    23 may 2010 08:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A fresh outbreak of violence in Nigeria's volatile north ern city of Jos has left three Fulani herdsmen dead, the local press reported Su n day. Full text...

  • Second bomb in one month injures 13 in northern Ethiopia
    21 may 2010 19:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As Ethiopia makes last-minute preparations for the 23 May general election, a bomb planted on a bus has wounded 13 people in a small town near the country’s border with Eritrea. Full text...

  • BCEAO workers in Dakar evacuated over fire alert
    21 may 2010 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- For the second day running, workers in the head office o f the Central Bank of the West African States (BCEAO) in Dakar, the Senegalese c a pital, were evacuated Friday from their offices, following a fire alert. Full text...

  • Sacked Gambian Police chief, 3 others face 17-count charge
    20 may 2010 19:24:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Richard Chenge, director of public prosecutions at the A ttorney-General's Office, has filed a 17-count charge against the former Inspect o r-General of Police, Ensa Badjie, and three others, PANA reported from here Thur s day. Full text...

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