Violence in Africa -
  • Kidnappers in Nigeria's oil state face life jail
    19 february 2009 03:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid worsening cases of kidnapping, the House of Assembly (parliament) in Rivers state in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has passed into law a bill that stipulates a life imprisonment for kidnappers, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN official says sanction key to preventing terror
    16 february 2009 08:07:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A top UN official, Richard Barrett, has said that sanction is an effective measure to prevent terrorism. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap ex-commissioner in Nigeria
    16 february 2009 07:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen have abducted a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Rivers state in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, Orabule Adiele, the police said. Full text...

  • Kenya determined not to handover poll violence suspects to ICC
    15 february 2009 17:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga Sunday maintained tha t the suspects of the post-election violence might still face trial in the count r y despite defeat of a government constitutional amendment bill in parliament, wh i ch left the government behind schedule in its plans to set up an international t r ibunal at home. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct another pastor in Nigeria
    12 february 2009 21:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time in as many days, gunmen have abducted a pastor in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region, military sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • Italy's offer of support in Niger Delta angers MEND
    12 february 2009 08:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has warned that Italian citizens and companies operating in the restive Niger Delta oil region are at risk, after Italy offers to support Nigeria in its efforts to quell the violence in the region. Full text...

  • Militants kidnap pastor in Nigeria
    11 february 2009 20:15:00
    Port Harcourt- Nigeria (PANA) -- A church pastor has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt, according to the military joint task force deployed to the restive Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • IFJ condemns escalating attacks on Somali journalists
    10 february 2009 13:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the violent knife attack on journalist Hassan Bulhan Ali, director of Radio Abudwaq station in Central Somalia, who was stabbed five times at the weekend and has been in a critical condition, the federation said in a statement made available to PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gunmen free kidnapped electoral official in Nigeria
    10 february 2009 11:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The gunmen who abducted Dr. Full text...

  • Expatriate worker kidnapped outside Nigeria's oil region
    09 february 2009 08:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In an indication that the wave of abduction of expatriate workers may be spreading outside the violence-wracked Nigerian oil region, a Portuguese engineer has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Ajagba in the Irele council area of South-west Ondo state, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military arrests 3 over Shell gas plant attack
    08 february 2009 20:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) protecting oil personnel and facilities in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region said Sunday it had arrested three persons in connection with Saturday's attack on a Shell-operated gas plant in Delta state. Full text...

  • 7 killed in customs, smugglers clash in Nigeria
    08 february 2009 18:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seven persons, including five smugglers and two customs officials, have died following a clash over an attempt to smuggle rice from Niger Republic to Nigeria through the border in northern Katsina state, the local press reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria oil workers plan strike over kidnappings
    07 february 2009 15:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's white-collar oil workers have said they will embark on an indefinite strike starting Monday to protest the worsening abduction of their members and their relations in the restive Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • MEND attacks Shell gas plant in Nigeria
    07 february 2009 13:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) said on Saturday its fighters have attacked a Shell gas plant in Delta state in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, signifying an end to the unilateral ceasefire declared by the militants in September last year and the start of new wave of attacks on oil facilities. Full text...

  • Abducted boy freed unharmed in Nigeria
    06 february 2009 12:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The nine-year-old boy who was abducted by unknown gunmen, who also killed his 11-year-old sister 29 January in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt, has been freed unharmed, the police said Friday. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap ex-minister's wife, electoral commissioner
    04 february 2009 12:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen have abducted the wife of former Nigeria petroleum resources minister Edmund Dakoru and a Commissioner in the Rivers state electoral body, the police and the military said Wednesday Mrs. Full text...

  • Nigerian military condemns MEND for ending ceasefire
    02 february 2009 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has condemned the militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) over its decision to end its unilateral ceasefire in the oil region. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill girl, abduct brother in Nigeria
    29 january 2009 13:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen shot dead an 11-year-old girl and abducted her toddler brother early Thursday in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt, the police said. Full text...

  • Abducted priest freed unharmed in Nigeria
    29 january 2009 11:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Catholic priest who was abducted on Sunday evening in Rivers state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region has been freed unharmed by his abductors, the police said Thursday. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in Nigeria's oil region
    26 january 2009 11:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen have abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Full text...

  • Gabon investigates prison riot
    24 january 2009 12:51:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's Minister of the Interior André Mba Obame on Saturday announced the opening of investigations into Monday's riot in the central prison in Libreville, the nation's capital, that resulted in two deaths and injuries to nine. Full text...

  • Gunmen attack Exxon Mobil supply vessels
    23 january 2009 18:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two vessels carrying supplies for US oil giant Exxon Mobil were attacked by 30 gunmen off the coast of Bonny River in Rivers state, in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, on Friday, but none of the crew members was abducted, the Nigerian military said. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Romanian freed in Nigeria
    22 january 2009 15:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The kidnapped Romanian crew member of a vessel that was attacked by gunmen off the Nigeria coast on Wednesday has been freed, the military said Thursday Lt. Full text...

  • HRW condemns Arab governments over protest crackdown
    22 january 2009 12:03:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the use of force to silence pro-Gaza demonstrators during Israel's three-week war, saying that protest is "an essential element of democratic societies. Full text...

  • MEND confirms attack on oil tanker in Nigeria
    21 january 2009 14:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said Wednesday's attack on a vessel laden with diesel off the Nigerian coast was carried out by ''an affiliate group in the Bonny axis''. Full text...

  • Gunmen attack vessel, abduct crew in Nigeria
    21 january 2009 13:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked a vessel loaded with diesel off the Nigeria coast and abducted some crew members, security sources said. Full text...

  • Abducted traditional ruler freed in Nigeria
    20 january 2009 18:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The traditional ruler of Kpite in the Tai council area of Rivers state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, Chief Samuel Nee, has been freed unharmed by the gunmen who abducted him from his palace on 13 January, the police said. Full text...

  • Nigerian military dismisses British hostages' rescue attempt claim
    19 january 2009 10:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) has dismissed the claim by the militant group MEND that it botched an attempt to rescue two British hostages in its (MEND) custody at the weekend. Full text...

  • Shell's loading platform attacked, vessel hijacked in Nigeria
    18 january 2009 12:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The crude oil loading platform of Nigeria's subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell in Bonny, in the country's oil rich Rivers state, has been attacked and a vessel hijacked, the oil firm and the police said Sunday. Full text...

  • Rescue of 2 British hostages 'botched' in Nigeria
    18 january 2009 12:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) claimed on Sunday that the military's attempt to rescue two British hostages in its (MEND's) custody had been botched. Full text...

  • Nigerian military scoffs at MEND's war declaration
    16 january 2009 08:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) keeping the peace in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region has dismissed as a 'mere empty threat' the decision by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to attack soldiers in the area over the killing of a militant leader earlier this week. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ethiopian grenade attack hurts 3
    15 january 2009 09:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Three people have been seriously injured following what appears to be an attempted terror attack in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Nigerian soldiers arrest another militant
    14 january 2009 20:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) keeping the peace in Nigeria's the restive Niger Delta region Wednesday arrested another militant, Barikpa Nwinam (alias Ecomog), a day after shooting dead another. Full text...

  • MEND 'decrees' attack on soldiers over militant's killing
    14 january 2009 13:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Angered by the killing of a militant leader, Mr. Full text...

  • Contact group on Somali piracy meets
    14 january 2009 08:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Contact Group on Somali Piracy (CGSP) was scheduled to hold its inaugural meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York Wednesday (14Jan). Full text...

  • Soldiers kill militant leader in Nigeria
    13 january 2009 20:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region to keep the peace has killed a notorious militant leader in Rivers state, Tubotamuno Angolia, also known as 'Boy Chiki', JTF spokesman Lt. Full text...

  • Army, militants disagree over death of 2 soldiers in Niger Delta
    13 january 2009 08:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Who is responsible for the death of two Nigerian soldiers during an attack on the location of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) at Bomadi, Delta state in the oil producing Niger Delta region on Monday? The military blames ''unknown gunmen'' for the attack, which left two soldiers dead and another injured. Full text...

  • MEND vows to hold on to 2 British hostages
    12 january 2009 07:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has vowed to hold on to the two British hostages who have been in its custody since last year as a leverage for its incarcerated leader, Henry Okah. Full text...

  • MEND hails Agip pipeline attack
    04 january 2009 08:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has commended the youths behind the Agip pipeline attack which occurred in Okuntun in Burutu council area of oil rich Delta state on Friday. Full text...

  • MEND condemns arrest of militant leader
    30 december 2008 07:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has condemned the arrest, at the palace of a prominent tradition ruler in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, of militant leader Sobomabo Jackrich by the military Joint Task Force (JTF). Full text...

  • 'Militant leader arrested in Nigeria'
    29 december 2008 09:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Rivers state in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region has arrested Mr. Full text...

  • MEND denies attacking Agip flow station
    27 december 2008 10:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has denied participating in the attack on the Agip operated Tebidaba flow station in Bayelsa state, in Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta region, on 25 Dec. Full text...

  • MEND denies Abuja attack claims
    26 december 2008 07:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has denied claims by the Nigeria police that it (MEND) plans to attack the nation's glistening capital city of Abuja during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tagging the claim a ''Christmas fraud''. Full text...

  • Offices of Burundi's ruling party burnt down
    21 december 2008 20:24:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Unidentified persons burnt down about 15 offices of Burundi's ruling Council for the Defence of Democracy/Defence forces of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) at the weekend, the national radio reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants 'training 1,000 new recruits'
    19 december 2008 23:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- In what could signal fresh trouble in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, the country's military said Friday that militant groups in the region are training 1,000 new recruits at a camp in South-west Ondo state. Full text...

  • 13 Filipinos to appear in court
    17 december 2008 08:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The 13 Filipinos who were arrested in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region three weeks ago for alleged illegal oil bunkering are to be arraigned at a federal high court in the Mid-western city of Benin 19 Dec, the military said. Full text...

  • Abducted Scottish oil worker freed in Nigeria
    16 december 2008 15:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Scottish oil worker abducted in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region three weeks ago, has been freed unharmed by his captors, the police said Tuesday The oil worker, identified as Mr. Full text...

  • Gunmen abduct council chairman's mother in Nigeria
    11 december 2008 10:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unknown gunmen Thursday kidnapped the mother of a local council chairman in Rivers state in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region, in the latest of a series of kidnappings in the region in recent times, the police said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe govt admits soldiers' riot
    03 december 2008 11:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- After a day of silence, the government of Zimbabwe finally admitted on Wednesday that a group of 100 soldiers took part in a riot in the capital city of Harare on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria violence: HRW seeks probe, UN SG saddened
    03 december 2008 07:18:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The New York-based Human Rights Watch has called on the Nigerian government to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the violence in Jos, capital of the North-Central state of Plateau, which claimed hundreds of lives. Full text...

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