Violence in Africa -
  • Nigerian military reacts with caution to MEND's ceasefire
    21 september 2008 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has described as a ''good development'' the unilateral declaration of ceasefire by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), In a statement obtained by PANA, spokesman for the Joint Task Force deployed to the restive oil region, Lt. Full text...

  • MEND declares qualified ceasefire
    21 september 2008 10:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Sunday announced a qualified ceasefire after a week of non-stop and intense attacks on oil facilities in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies attack on Shell pipeline
    20 september 2008 11:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has denied the claim by the Moveme nt for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) that it destroyed a Shell-oper a ted major oil pipeline located at Buguma Front in Rivers state on Friday night, i n the latest of such attacks by the group. Full text...

  • British, South African hostages freed in Nigeria
    19 september 2008 08:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Briton who was kidnapped in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt on Tuesday has been freed unharmed, just like two South Africans who were abducted from a vessel along with 25 others last week. Full text...

  • MEND denies releasing South African hostages
    18 september 2008 06:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied reports that it has released the two South Africans who were recently abducted with 25 others off a vessel in the Niger Delta oil region In a statement on Tuesday, the spokesman for the Joint Task Force deployed to the region, Lt. Full text...

  • MEND 'blows up' crude oil pipeline in Nigeria
    17 september 2008 11:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the second of such attack within 12 hours, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Wednesday it had blown up a ''very major trunk crude oil pipeline we believe may belong to both Agip and Shell'' at Rumuekpe in Nigeria's southern Rivers state. Full text...

  • MEND attacks Shell flow station as 'oil war' continues in Niger Delta
    17 september 2008 09:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Militants using dynamites and bombs destroyed Shell's Orubiri flow station in Rivers state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region Tuesday night in continuation of the 'oil war' which they declared as a reprisal for the military offensive launched against them on Saturday. Full text...

  • MEND claims more attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria
    15 september 2008 07:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it had destroyed the Alakiri flow station operated by the Nigerian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch giant Shell in Rivers state, the second such claim of attack on oil facilities in the restive Niger Delta oil region in as many days. Full text...

  • Nigerian Nobel Laureate calls offensive against militants provocative
    15 september 2008 07:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has condemned the offensive launched against the Niger Delta's main militant group by the military at the weekend, saying it opened a ''totally new phase'' in the conflict in the oil region. Full text...

  • MEND ''attacks oil facilities'' in response to military offensive
    14 september 2008 12:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Declaring an ''oil war'' in response to Saturday's attacks on its bases by the military, Nigerian oil region's largest militant group said Sunday it had carried out ''deadly attacks'' on the oil industry in Rivers state. Full text...

  • MEND says kidnapped oil workers injured in military offensive
    13 september 2008 19:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's largest militant group said Saturday that some of the 27 oil workers who were taken hostage by pirates last week and rescued by the group have been injured in the military offensive against the group. Full text...

  • MEND's death toll from military offensive 'rises to 7'
    13 september 2008 15:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said seven of its members have been killed and three others wounded in an on g oing ''full scale military offensive'' launched against the militants Saturday. Full text...

  • MEND claims 3 militants die from 'full scale military attack'
    13 september 2008 14:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) Saturday reported the Nigerian military has launched a full scale offensive against its positions at Elemtombia in Rivers state in the oil producing Niger Delta region, causing the death of three MEND fighters. Full text...

  • Ghana's pre-election violence gets media attention
    13 september 2008 12:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A scuffle between the security details of President John A gyekum Kufuor and bodyguards of former vice president and presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor John Evans Atta M ills, last weekend has once again brought to the fore the need for tolerance in t he run-up to elections on 7 December in Ghana. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants scoff at new Niger Delta Ministry
    12 september 2008 11:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's main militant group Movement for the Emancipat ion of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said it received the news of the creation of a ministry of Niger Delta by the federal government with ''apprehension'', express i ng doubt if the new ministry would help propel development in the impoverished oil region. Full text...

  • Gunmen attack Agip vessel, kill 2 crew members in Nigeria
    07 september 2008 19:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants Sunday attacked a vessel hired by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region, killing two crew members and abducting one, military sources said. Full text...

  • Political violence, aid, alleged football scandal dominate media
    06 september 2008 10:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A bloody violence that erupt-ed between supporters of Ghana 's two leading political parties - the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and ru l ing New Patriotic Party (NPP) – the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness a nd claims by a Canadian journalist that Ghana threw its second round match in th e 2006 World Cup against Brazil captured the headlines of newspapers in the West A frican state during the week. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies MEND's claim of attacks on soldiers
    31 august 2008 09:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria military has denied its soldiers had any enc ounter with militants of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (M E ND), which claimed to have killed 29 soldiers in three separate attacks in the N i ger Delta oil region Saturday In a message e-mailed to the media, the region's largest militant group said its reprisal attacks against the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Bayelsa, Delta a nd Rivers states left at least 29 soldiers dead, while MEND lost six men. Full text...

  • MEND 'kills' 29 soldiers in reprisal attacks
    30 august 2008 21:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed Saturday its fighters killed 29 soldiers of the Joint Military Task Force in reprisal attacks in the Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • MEND suspends offer to help free Israeli hostage
    29 august 2008 07:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has suspended its earlier offer to help free Israeli construction worker Ehud Avni, who was taken hostage by unknown gunmen in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military denies killing 12 civilians
    26 august 2008 07:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has described as ''baseless and unfounded'' the allegation that its soldiers killed 12 unarmed civilians in the restive oil region of the Niger Delta on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military kills 12 unarmed civilians in Niger Delta - MEND
    25 august 2008 20:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has accused Nigerian troops posted to Bayelsa in the country's oil producing Niger DFelta region of killing 12 unarmed passengers in an unprovoked attack. Full text...

  • Supply vessel hijacked in Nigeria oil region
    25 august 2008 14:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants have hijacked a supply ship operated by the West African Oil Servicing Company, along with its 8 Nigerian crew members, in the country's restive, oil-richNiger Delta region, according to the military task force operating in the region. Full text...

  • Mauritanian rights body decries violence against unionists
    20 august 2008 16:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairperson of the Mauritanian Human Rights Association (AMDH), Fatimata M'Baye, has protested Tuesday's police violence aga i nst union activists, including the secretary general of the country's Workers' F r ee Trade Unio (CLTM), Samory Ould Bey. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'kills' 2 militants
    19 august 2008 17:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The special military unit battling the militants in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region said Tuesday it killed two militants and arrested 20 others in an operation in the main oil city of Port Harcourt. Full text...

  • Sudan court sentences 8 more Darfur rebels to death
    18 august 2008 08:14:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's special counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death eight more Darfur rebels, including a senior confidant of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader Khalil Ibrahim, over the attack on Omdurman in May this year. Full text...

  • MEND denies 12 militants killed by Nigerian Navy soldiers
    16 august 2008 18:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied claims by the Nigerian military that it killed 12 militants in a clash in the oil-rich Niger Delta region Friday. Full text...

  • Benin media awash with rising violence in Parliament
    16 august 2008 12:13:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese dailies this week deplored the rising viole nce between members of parliament MPs from the presidential majority and the opp o sition, noting that two honourable members took the matter too far Tuesday when t hey reportedly exchanged blows. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct 75-year-old man in Nigeria oil region
    15 august 2008 21:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Twenty gunmen Friday kidnapped a 75-year-old man from his residence in Rumuolumeni town near Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Friday, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigerian navy soldiers 'kill' 12 militants in Niger Delta
    15 august 2008 21:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Twelve militants were killed and two Nigerian Navy (NN) soldiers wounded during a clash in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region on Friday, the NN said. Full text...

  • Mauritius trains people on anger management
    11 august 2008 22:51:00
    Quatre-Bornes- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian social workers, psychologists, famil y counselling officers and family welfare and protection officers are participat i ng in a four-day workshop on Anger Management and Counselling Techniques at the Gold Crest Hotel, in Quatre-B ornes, 30 kilometres south of the capital. Full text...

  • MEND claims US$20m bribe over threat to firm
    11 august 2008 07:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has renewed its call on the German-Nigerian construction giant Julius Berger to quit project sites in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja or face its wrath, as the ultimatum it issued to the firm expired Monday (11Aug). Full text...

  • Nigerian soldiers sink militants' boats in oil region
    08 august 2008 21:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An attempt by suspected militants riding in five speed boats to hijack an army gun boat in Nigeria's Niger Delta region ended in a disaster for the militants Friday, when the soldiers sank two of the boats with the militants who were riding in them, the military said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe parties call for end to violence
    07 august 2008 11:52:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- As power-sharing talks between the government and the opposition in Zimbabwe draw closer to agreement, the two sides have called on their supporters to stop lingering election-related violence and allow the safe return of all people displaced in inter-party clashes during recent polls. Full text...

  • 'Militants killed in clash with navy soldiers in Niger Delta'
    06 august 2008 21:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A clash between Nigerian Navy (NN) soldiers and militants operating in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region left several militants dead Wednesday, the NN said. Full text...

  • Women kidnapped in Nigeria's oil region
    06 august 2008 21:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a yet-to-be-determined number of women while they were returning from a local political meeting at Rumumasi area of Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt, the military said. Full text...

  • UN envoy "deeply saddened" over Somalia bombing
    05 august 2008 10:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations top envoy to Somalia, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, has deplored Monday's bombing in Mogadishu, which killed 20 people, mostly women cleaners working to clean up streets in the war-scarred capital. Full text...

  • MEND wants construction giant Julius Berger back in Niger Delta
    04 august 2008 18:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it would not carry out its threat to attack the expatriate staffers of Nigerian-German construction company Julius Berger if the company returns to the Niger Delta oil region, ``The only way to avoid the unpleasant consequences of ignoring our threat is for Julius Berger to return back to its abandoned projects in the Niger Delta,'' MEND said in a statement clarifying an earlier one, which had threatened to attack Julius Berger if it fails to abandon its projects in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police station bombed
    04 august 2008 13:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A police station in central Harare in Zimbabwe was bombed at the weekend, but no one was killed or injured in the attack, police said on Monday. Full text...

  • MEND threatens attack against construction giant Julius Berger
    04 august 2008 12:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) Monday threatened to attack the expatriate staffers of the Nigerian-German construction giant Julius Berger, if the company fails to vacate all its projects sites in the capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Several injured from militant groups' turf war in Nigeria
    02 august 2008 14:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A supremacy fight between opposing militants groups left several injured in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt Friday, the Joint Military Task force deployed to the oil producing Niger Delta region said Saturday. Full text...

  • '1 soldier, 3 militants die' in Nigeria oil region violence
    30 july 2008 15:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A clash between rival militant groups in the riverine community of Abonnema, some 30kms from Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's River state in the oil producing Niger Delta, has left one soldier and three militants dead, military sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN joins Sierra Leone to combat sexual exploitation, abuse
    30 july 2008 07:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone has joined forces with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to battle sexual exploitation and assault, domestic violence, physical assault and cruelty to children in the wider community. Full text...

  • MEND blows up Shell pipelines in Niger Delta
    28 july 2008 15:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it had blown up two major oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell - Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) - in Rivers State in the Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • MEND blows up Shell pipelines in Niger Delta
    28 july 2008 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it had blown up two major oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian subsidiary of Shell - Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) - in Rivers State in the Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants threaten to blow up oil pipelines
    23 july 2008 22:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has threatened to 'destroy' some major oil pipelines in the restive oil region within 30 days over reports that the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) paid US$12 million to militants in the region. Full text...

  • Bodies of attack victims in Niger Delta recovered
    22 july 2008 10:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Five bodies have been recovered in the Nembe council area of Bayelsa state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, where seven persons including three soldiers went missing after an attack by suspected militants on Saturday, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • 3 soldiers, 1 civilian feared dead after suspected militant attack in Nigeria
    19 july 2008 18:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three soldiers and one civilian were feared dead after the boat in which they were travelling was attacked by suspected militants along the Nembe Creek in Bayelsa state in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, military sources said Saturday. Full text...

  • Oil pipeline blown up in Niger Delta
    18 july 2008 07:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An oil pipeline operated by the Italian giant Eni has been attacked in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, leading to the closure of the facility, military sources said. Full text...

  • Oil pipeline blown up in Niger Delta
    17 july 2008 22:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An oil pipeline operated by the Italian giant Eni has been attacked in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, leading to the closure of the facility, military sources said. Full text...

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