Violence in Africa -
  • Fire kills 2 pipeline vandals in Nigeria
    02 july 2009 13:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two suspected pipeline vandals have been burnt to death while breaking open a pipeline at Eleme in Rivers state, in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, the police said Thursday. Full text...

  • Egypt shoots dead two Somalis on Israel border
    02 july 2009 10:15:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- In the third shooting incident in less than two weeks on E gypt’s border with Israel, two Somali refugees were shot dead Thursday morning by Egyptian border guards, according to a Somali refugee l iving in Cairo. Full text...

  • 'Car theft drops in Lagos'
    30 june 2009 09:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 363 cars were stolen in the first six month of this year in Nigeria's economic nerve centre of Lagos, compared with 907 in 2007 and 669 in 2008, according to police statistics published by a local newspaper Tuesd a y. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua moves to speed up amnesty for MEND leader
    30 june 2009 07:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar’Adua has directed the chai r of the Presidential Panel on Amnesty for Niger Delta militants, retired Maj. Full text...

  • Shell, military confirm attack on oil platform in Nigeria
    29 june 2009 12:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell and the Nigerian military ha ve confirmed Monday's attack by militants on an offshore oil platform operated by the oil firm in Delta state, in the oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • MEND 'attacks' Shell offshore platform, 'kills' 23 soldiers
    29 june 2009 08:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said Monday it attacked the Shell Forcados offshore platform in Delta state e arlier in the day, setting 'Cluster 11 and 30' on fire and killing many soldiers . Full text...

  • Egypt police shoot dead two Africans along Israeli border
    28 june 2009 15:50:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Two immigrants from sub-Saharan African were killed and tw o more, including a 15-year-old, wounded along the Israeli border with Egypt on S unday, security officials confirmed. Full text...

  • MEND scoffs at amnesty offer
    27 june 2009 10:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has practically scoffed at the 60-day conditional amnesty for Nigerian oil militants announced by President Uma ru Yar'Aua on Thursday. Full text...

  • MEND claims 2nd attack on Shell in 24hrs
    26 june 2009 08:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time within 24 hours, the Movement for th e Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Friday it had attacked another Shell facility in the oil-producing Niger De lta region. Full text...

  • Nigerian President grants amnesty to oil militants
    25 june 2009 18:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua, eager to resolve the Niger Delta crisis which has cut Nigeria's oil production by more than 25%, Thursday announced a 60-day amnesty for the country's oil mili tants, but with stringent conditions to be met by those willing to take the offer. Full text...

  • MEND 'attacks' Shell facility in Nigeria again
    25 june 2009 08:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) claimed Thursday it had attacked three key flow stations feeding the Bonny Export Terminal in Rivers state earlie r in the day, in continuation of its vow to cripple Nigeria's oil production and export. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies holding disarmament talks with oil militants
    22 june 2009 12:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military Monday denied media reports that i t is engaged in disarmament talks with the militants in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Weapons in impounded plane 'meant for Nigerian oil militants'
    21 june 2009 15:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military said Sunday that the arms and muni tions contained in the Ukrainian plane that has been impounded in Nigeria belong e d to the country's oil militants. Full text...

  • MEND claims third attack against Shell in one day
    21 june 2009 15:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the third time Sunday, the Movement for the Emancipa tion of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed it had attacked a major Shell facility, t h is time an offshore oil field off the coast of Southern Nigeria. Full text...

  • Shell confirms MEND's attack
    21 june 2009 10:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell Sunday confirmed that the Mo vement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) attacked two of its major pipelines in Rivers state in the early hours of the da y, in the second such attack in five days. Full text...

  • MEND claims another attack against Shell pipeline
    21 june 2009 09:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) claimed Sunday it had attacked two major Shell pipelines in Rivers state in t he early hours of the day, in the second such attack in five days. Full text...

  • Nigerian crew members of vessel hijacked by Somali pirates arrive
    20 june 2009 15:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After being held for 10 months by Somali pirates, the 10 Nigerian crew members of MV Yenagoa Ocean, the tugboat that was hijacked by the pirates last year, returned to Nigeria Saturday. Full text...

  • MEND claims attack on Agip export pipeline
    19 june 2009 10:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) claimed Friday it had attacked a major pipeline delivering crude oil to the Brass export terminal at N embe in Bayelsa state, in continuation of its efforts to cripple Nigeria's oil and gas exports. Full text...

  • Shell confirms attack on its facilities in Nigeria
    18 june 2009 14:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell T hursday confirmed the attack on its pipeline in the Niger Delta oil region, saying it has forced the firm to shut in 'some oil produ ction'. Full text...

  • 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...

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