Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • MEND ridicules Nigeria-UK pact to battle militants
    17 july 2008 12:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Niger Delta's most prominent militants have said they are ''embarrassed'' at the pact between Nigeria and the UK to set up a security training force to help the West African nation to tackle the violence in the oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • MEND says ready to support Scottish rebel group
    13 july 2008 08:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Perhaps in an attempt to export its 'expertise' in the Niger Delta region, Nigeria's main militant group MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta) has said it will support ''an emerging militant group'' in Scotland seeking to wage a guerrilla warfare against British interests. Full text...

  • Armed robbers kill 5 policemen in Nigeria
    10 july 2008 09:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Armed robbers attacked a van ferrying cash and killed five policemen, including officers who were escorting it and others at a checkpoint, along Nigeria's South-eastern Enugu-Onitsha highway Wednesday, the private Guardian newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • MEND calls off cease-fire over UK PM's comments
    10 july 2008 07:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has announced the end of its unilateral ceasefire and the 'resumption of hostilities' in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels kill seven UN peacekeepers in heavy gunfire
    09 july 2008 23:37:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Wednesday condemned the attack on its peacekeeping troops returning from an investigation mission in Sudan's volatile region of Darfur that claimed several lives. Full text...

  • Darfur rebels kill seven UN peacekeepers in heavy gunfire
    09 july 2008 23:09:00
    El Fasher- Sudan (PANA) -- The United Nations joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur on Wednesday condemned the attack on its peacekeeping troops returning from an investigation mission in Sudan's volatile region of Darfur that claimed several lives. Full text...

  • '4 military personnel killed in Niger Delta violence'
    30 june 2008 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has confirmed that four military personnel were killed when heavily-armed militants attacked a house boat in Bonny, Rivers state in the oil producing Niger Delta region on Saturday. Full text...

  • MEND threatens to end unilateral cease-fire
    25 june 2008 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) Tuesday threatened to end its unilateral cease-fire, which took effect Wednesday, alleging a plan by the government to attack its cam ps. Full text...

  • Liberia to clampdown on gender violence
    23 june 2008 08:39:00
    Sharm el Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Liberia is planning to set up special courts to specifically deal with cases of rape against women as part of the government's efforts to maintain peace and enhance the justice system, a senior government official said here. Full text...

  • 10 killed in renewed chieftaincy clashes in Ghana
    23 june 2008 08:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ten persons were killed in renewed clashes at Bawku in North-eastern corner of Ghana on Saturday, the police said. Full text...

  • MEND declares unilateral ceasefire
    23 june 2008 07:45:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After two major attacks that sliced over 300,000 barrels per day from Nigeria's daily production of about 2 million bpd, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Deltas has declared an indefinite, 'unilateral' ceasefire in the oil region. Full text...

  • African women reaping fruits of campaign against gender violence
    21 june 2008 18:03:00
    Sharm el-Sheikh- Egypt (PANA) -- Tunisian women prisoners are allowed to leave pr ison for child birth for a period of three months and are currently allowed to s e ek legal redress for gender-related attacks as a result of the African Union (AU ) -led campaigns against gender violence, women rights activists noted here Saturd a y. Full text...

  • Militants blow up Chevron pipeline in Nigeria
    21 june 2008 15:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Militants have blown up a Chevron oil pipeline at Escravos in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, forcing the company to shut down production in nearby oil fields, Nigerian security agencies have confirmed. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt condemns attack on Bonga oil field
    20 june 2008 20:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has condemned Thursday's attack on the Bonga Oil Field operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company and directed the military to apprehend the perpetrators. Full text...

  • 'Nigeria loses US$84m daily to Niger Delta violence'
    20 june 2008 07:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria loses US$84 million daily to the activities of the militants operating in the Niger Delta oil region, according to Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Full text...

  • MEND claims responsibility for attack on Shell facility
    19 june 2008 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on a Shell oil facility located offshore in Nigeria's oil region, saying it also kidnapped an American working for oil services company Tidex, who will be released 'in the coming hours'. Full text...

  • Shell shuts down oil production as facility comes under attack in Nigeria
    19 june 2008 12:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian subsidiary of the oil major Shell has shut down its main offshore Bonga oil field, following an attack by suspected militants early Thursday, company spokesman Precious Okolobo said. Full text...

  • Mugabe blames rivals for violence, threatens tougher response
    16 june 2008 18:21:00
    Kadoma- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Monday blamed the o pposition for rising politically-motivated violence in the country and threatene d to hold his opponents to account. Full text...

  • US condemns Eritrea's military aggression against Djibouti
    12 june 2008 07:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The United States has condemned Eritrea's military aggression against Djibouti in the vicinity of the border between the two countries at Ras Doumeira, a US State Department statement obtained by PANA here Thursday said. Full text...

  • Two die in political violence in Zimbabwe
    11 june 2008 09:59:00
    Harare- ZImbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe said Wednesday two ruling party supporters were killed and several others injured in politically-motivated violence in the east of the country, as a key election nears. Full text...

  • MEND accuses govt of attack on communities
    10 june 2008 08:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has accused the Nigerian government of attacking several Ijaw communities across the restive Niger Delta oil region and vowed retaliatory attacks. Full text...

  • 44 SA-based Zambian trainee pastors flee xenophobic attacks
    04 june 2008 16:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Forty-four Zambian trainee pastors in South Africa have asked the Zambian government to repatriate them back home following the xenophob i c violence in South Africa, the state-run Zambia Daily mail reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Suspected cultists kill 2, injure 4 in Nigerian university
    03 june 2008 20:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Eight gunmen killed two persons and wounded four others during an attack on the Delta campus of the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region Tuesday, police said. Full text...

  • Wife of ex-Commissioner kidnapped in Nigeria
    02 june 2008 13:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen Sunday kidnapped the wife of a former Commissioner in Bayelsa state government in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, the police said Mrs. Full text...

  • Kibaki rules out amnesty for post-poll violence suspects
    01 june 2008 16:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Sunday ruled out general amnesty to perpetrators of the post-election violence which rocked the East African nation over disputed presidential elections. Full text...

  • MEND explains delay in planned attacks
    01 june 2008 13:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Extra precautions taken by the Nigerian security agencies may have scuttled plans by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to carry out planned deadly attacks in the oil region Thursday, to coincide with the observance of 29 May as 'Democracy Day'. Full text...

  • Nigeria rules out retaliation over SA attacks
    29 may 2008 21:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua on Thursday ruled out any retaliation against South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks against African migrants, including those from Nigeria. Full text...

  • Xenophobic attacks: Kenya dispatches repatriation funds
    29 may 2008 08:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has dispatched funds to South Africa to help fly back home Kenyan victims of the xenophobic attacks. Full text...

  • MEND plans attacks to mark `Democracy Day' in Nigeria
    29 may 2008 07:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A string of attacks was expected in Nigeria's violence-ridden Niger Delta oil region Thursday as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has vowed to use the attacks to mark `Democracy Day', which is observed yearly on 29 May. Full text...

  • Xenophobic attacks: SA envoy urges 'compassion'
    28 may 2008 10:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- South Africa has called for understanding by Kenyan politicians angered by the xenophobic attacks against African migrants in the country, even while admitting that the (SA) government has taken longer in addressing the plight of the poor. Full text...

  • SA xenophonic attacks: Zimbabwe confirms 3 dead
    28 may 2008 08:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe said Wednesday that three locals had so far been confirmed among the 56 African migrants who have been killed in the wave of xenophobic attacks sweeping South Africa. Full text...

  • Who is behind the carnage in South Africa?
    26 may 2008 23:07:00
    Arusha- Tanzania (PANA) -- A top African diplomat who has served in the southern Africa region has told PANA in Arusha that the mayhem in Johannesburg that swept to Cape Town targeting African nationals from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria, Som a lia and Kenya so far, cannot be an orchestrated plot, either bred internally or w hose strings are managed from outside. Full text...

  • Who is behind the carnage in South Africa?
    26 may 2008 22:51:00
    -Africa region has told PANA in Arusha that the may-hem in Johannesburg that swept to Cape Town targeting African nationals from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Nigeria, Som a lia and Kenya so far, cannot be an orchestrated plot, either bred internally or w hose strings are managed from outside. ) Full text...

  • Nigerian Army denies killing of 11 soldiers by militants
    26 may 2008 11:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Army Monday denied 11 of its soldiers were shot dead by militants of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) after an attack on an oil pipeline. Full text...

  • Mwanawasa condemns use of live bullets on protesting students
    26 may 2008 11:05:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa has strongly condemned the use of live bullets to disperse protesting University of Zambia (UNZA) students in Lusaka, saying the police could have used other options. Full text...

  • Mwanawasa says South Africans' behaviour 'not right'
    26 may 2008 11:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa has condemned the xenophobia attacks on foreigners by South Africans, saying that the behaviour was not in line with the spirit of African unity. Full text...

  • MEND claims pipeline attack, death of 11 soldiers
    26 may 2008 10:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it killed 11 soldiers during an early morning attack on a Shell pipeline in Rivers state in the oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Nigeria's labour union writes Mbeki on violence
    26 may 2008 08:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The umbrella Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has written to South African President Thabo Mbeki urging him to act fast to stop the attacks against African migrants in his country. Full text...

  • ICG warns of continued violence in Zimbabwe
    22 may 2008 16:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned that vio lence in Zimbabwe is likely to escalate and could lead to a military coup, unles s African and other international leaders help negotiate a government of national unity led by opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. Full text...

  • FIFA reacts to xenophobic violence
    22 may 2008 11:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Football's world governing body, FIFA, has add ressed the xenophobic violence in South Africa, saying it hoped the 2010 World C u p could help to overcome the divisions that are evident in the country today. Full text...

  • SA Violence: Mbeki gives all-clear for troops' deployment
    21 may 2008 17:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the deployment of the military to help deal with spreading xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Full text...

  • Sexual violence increases in DRC
    08 may 2008 21:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The number of cases of sexual violence committed aga inst women increased remarkably in the province of Katanga in the Democratic Rep u blic of Congo (DRC) in the first quarter of this year, the Congolese News Agency (ACP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria ruling party office in oil state 'bombed'
    08 may 2008 15:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants have bombed the building housing the office of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in oil-rich Bayelsa state, but there were no reports of any casualty, police said. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana ethnic fighting rises to five
    06 may 2008 07:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in ethnic clashes at Bawku in the north-eastern corner of Ghana has risen to five, Interior Minister Kwamena Bartel said on Monday. Full text...

  • 'Militants blow up Shell flow station'
    04 may 2008 08:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants have blown up a 30,000bpd Shell flow station in Nigeria's oil-rich state of Bayelsa, causing a massive oil spillage and dealing another blow at the country's crude oil export. Full text...

  • ``Nigeria pipeline attacks shut in 500,000bpd''
    28 april 2008 18:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The string of attacks on Shell oil export pipelines by the militants from the Movement from the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has forced oil giant Shell to shut in a total of over 500,000 barrels per day, MEND said in a statement emailed to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Task force denies attacks on oil pipelines in Nigeria
    21 april 2008 15:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military task force deployed to the oil producing Niger Delta to protect personnel and installations has denied a report by the region's main militants that they attacked two oil pipelines in Rivers state in the early hours of Monday. Full text...

  • MEND claims more pipeline attacks, seeks Carter's mediation
    21 april 2008 10:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said Monday it had attacked two major oil pipelines in Rivers in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, in continuation of ''operation cyclone'' to cripple Nigeria's oil export. Full text...

  • Army, police clash with protesters in Zimbabwe
    15 april 2008 08:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Soldiers and police Tuesday clashed with protesters in several suburbs of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, as the opposition pressed on with an indefinite general strike to force the release of results of a presidential vote held more than two weeks ago. Full text...

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