Violence in Africa -
  • MEND 'destroys' oil pipelines to 5 flow stations
    25 may 2009 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said on Monday it had blown up major crude oil pipelines to five flow statio n s that feed the Chevron Tank Farm in Delta state in the oil producing Niger Delt a region. Full text...

  • Niger Delta: Military launches fresh attacks, free 3 more Filipino hostages
    24 may 2009 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops battling oil militants in the country's Niger Delta region said they have freed three more Filipino hostages, as they launched fresh attacks against the m ilitants in their ongoing operations. Full text...

  • Nigerian military declares 12 soldiers missing, militants 'kill' 11
    22 may 2009 11:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has said 12 soldiers are missing i n the country's oil-producing Niger Delta region, where troops of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) have been battling militants for d ays. Full text...

  • Nigerian troops 'rescue two more Filipino hostages'
    21 may 2009 11:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops battling militants in the country's Nige r Delta oil region said Thursday they had rescued two more Filipino hostages, bringing the total number of Filipinos rescued in the pa st week to 11. Full text...

  • UNICEF condemns looting of humanitarian supplies in Somalia
    21 may 2009 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF has strongly condemned the looting and destructio n of humanitarian supplies and its facilities in the central Somalia town of Jow h ar by militiamen, saying the action would impact negatively on its support progr a mmes for children and women in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants vow reprisals as Niger Delta fighting continues
    21 may 2009 09:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants, routed from some of their key b ases in the oil producing Niger Delta, have vowed to strike back at the military as well as the oil industry as the military offensive in the region continued Th u rsday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate to probe military offensive in oil region
    20 may 2009 18:05:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's upper legislative chamber, the Senate, Wednesd ay resolved to investigate the circumstances leading to the alleged air, land and sea bombardment of some communities in the Niger De lta by the military during its ongoing military offensive against militants in the region. Full text...

  • Nigerian military expands offensive in Niger Delta
    20 may 2009 15:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian troops Wednesday extended their 'cordon and sea rch' operations in the country's oil producing Niger Delta region to other commu n ities in Delta state, where they said a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian Military offensive triggered by killing of Army officers, others'
    20 may 2009 09:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ambush and killing of two Army officers and five sol diers by militants triggered the ongoing military offensive in Nigeria's Niger D e lta oil region, the local press reported Wednesday, quoting Justice Minister and Attorney-General Michael Aondoakaa. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants admit loss of Camp 5, say only 5 fighters die
    19 may 2009 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's oil militants said Tuesday they have lost onl y five fighters since the military offensive against them was launched on Friday, even though they admitted the los s of Camp 5 near the oil city of Warri to the troops. Full text...

  • Nigerian military calls timeout for militants
    18 may 2009 20:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military said on Monday that its current al l-out offensive in the oil producing Niger Delta region, which it tagged 'cordon and search', was aimed at showing th e rampaging militants in the oil region that enough is enough. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition calls for restraint in Niger Delta war
    18 may 2009 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) party Monday c alled for restraint from both the military and the militants who are engaged in a n 'all out war' in the country's Niger Delta oil region, amid reports that hundr e ds have been killed or displaced by the fighting In a statement issued in Lagos, the party said all measures must be taken ''to p rotect innocent civilians caught in the cross fire''. Full text...

  • Egypt 'makes arrests' in February attack
    18 may 2009 13:06:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Suspects in the February bomb attack in a Cairo market tha t killed one French teenager have been arrested, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mufid Shehab said on Monday. Full text...

  • Militants threaten Nigerian oil export (updated)
    18 may 2009 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian oil militants said Monday they had ''ordered the blockade of key waterway channels to oil industry vessels'' in the Niger Delta oil region as the military offensive against them enters the fourth day. Full text...

  • Nigerian militant attacks cut gas supply to industries, power plants
    18 may 2009 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Weekend's attacks on two key oil and gas pipelines in Ni geria's Niger Delta region, as part of the fallouts of the ongoing military offensive in the region, has cut gas supplies to some industries as well as power plants in the country, the local media reported Monday. Full text...

  • Niger Delta war: Militants threaten Nigerian oil export
    18 may 2009 07:59:00
    Lagos- 18 May - Nigerian oil militants said Monday- they had ''ordered the blocka de of key waterway channels to oil industry vessels'' in the Niger Delta oil reg i on as the military offensive against them enters the fourth day. ) Full text...

  • 'Nigerian troops rescue 3 more Filipino hostages'
    17 may 2009 15:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Soldiers of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) battling militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region rescued three more Filipino hosta g es Sunday, JTF spokesman Rabe Abubakar said. Full text...

  • 'Over 70 killed in Niger Delta war'
    17 may 2009 09:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The death toll from the ongoing military offensive again st militants in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region could be as high as 70, the local press reported Sunday, quoting sources in the oil region. Full text...

  • War in Niger Delta: '2 hostages killed, British hostage safe'
    17 may 2009 09:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the 'all-out-war' between the military and militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta region enters day three Sunday, the region's largest militant group claimed two hostage s have been killed by the army. Full text...

  • NEWS FLASH: '2 hostages killed in Niger Delta, British hostage safe'
    17 may 2009 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two unidentified hostages have been killed since the sta rt of the all-out offensive declared by the Nigerian military against militants i n the oil-producing Niger Delta on Friday, the region's largest militant group s a id on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military recovers hijacked ships, rescues 6 Filipino hostages
    15 may 2009 22:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the military offensive against Nigerian oil militants intensified on Friday, the Nigerian military said it had recovered two ships hijacked by militants on Wednesday and rescues s ix of the 15 Filipino crew members and four Nigerians. Full text...

  • 'All out war' breaks out in Niger Delta
    15 may 2009 17:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Full scale fighting, described by Nigerian oil militants as ''all out war', broke out in the country's Niger Delta oil region Friday, after the military launched an offe nsive against militants following three days of skirmishes in the region. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: MEND claims hostage killed in Nigeria
    15 may 2009 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) said Friday that an unidentified hostage has been killed ''by stray bullets' ' following the resumption of hostilities between militants and the military in t h e Niger Delta oil region. Full text...

  • Nigeria military resumes offensive against oil militants
    15 may 2009 16:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- After three days of renewed clashes between soldiers and militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, the Nigerian military Friday announced the resumption of a major offensive again st the militants. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian military resumes offensive against oil militants
    15 may 2009 16:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military Friday announced the resumption of a military offensive against militants in the country's oil producing Niger Del t a region. Full text...

  • Egypt border guards shoot dead African migrant
    15 may 2009 14:14:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- A migrant from sub-Saharan Africa was killed near the bord er with Israel after he was discovered by Egyptian border police, who opened fir e on him, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 15 foreign crew members taken hostage in Nigeria
    14 may 2009 14:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A ship, MV Spirit, has been hijacked off the waters of D elta state in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region and its 15 crew members taken hostage, the region's largest militant group said Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Operation against Somali pirates a success'
    14 may 2009 13:22:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European operation Atlante targeting maritime pir acy in the Somalian basin of the Indian Ocean and in the Gulf of Aden, launched o n 8 December 2008, has led to the arrest of 52 pirates, of whom 32 were transferred to Kenya for trial. Full text...

  • Nigerian army denies MEND attack
    14 may 2009 12:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has denied claims by Niger Delta's largest militant group that it destroyed five gun boats and various support ves s els in a pre-emptive attack against military targets in the region on Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Oil War' resumes in Niger Delta?
    14 may 2009 07:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The long ceasefire declared by militants in Nigeria's Ni ger Delta region, after an 'oil war' late last year, may be over after the militants said they launched a pre-emptive attack against military targets in the oil-rich region on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Rivers state to jail kidnappers for life
    09 may 2009 14:21:00
    Lagos- 9 May -- Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers state in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region has signed into law a bill prescribing life imprisonment for anyone convicted of kidnapping. ) Full text...

  • US slams South Africa's border control security
    08 may 2009 11:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A US government report has painted a bleak pict ure of South Africa’s border security problems, which have negatively affected e f forts to counter terrorism. Full text...

  • 'Shell representative' in Nigerian state killed
    07 may 2009 08:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A community youth leader and Shell representative in Amu kpe, Delta state in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen, the military confirmed. Full text...

  • UN peacekeepers free 23 child soldiers in DRC
    06 may 2009 07:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - MONUC - freed nearly two dozen children from the ranks of the country's armed forces thi s week, the UN said. Full text...

  • SA police defuse hijacking of Taiwanese vessel
    05 may 2009 13:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's elite police Special Task Force Tuesday boarded a Taiwanese fishing vessel outside the Table Bay harbour in Cape Town and arrested crew memb ers who were holding the vessel’s captain and first officer hostage. Full text...

  • Nigerian Navy denies piracy charge
    05 may 2009 07:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Navy (NN) has denied the allegation by the Niger Delta militants that some navy soldiers on Sunday attacked two fishing trawlers on the high seas and stole their fish and cash worth 2. Full text...

  • MEND accuses Nigerian navy soldiers of piracy
    04 may 2009 08:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (ME ND) has accused Nigerian navy soldiers of attacking two fishing trawlers on the h igh seas and stealing their fish and cash worth 2. Full text...

  • Gunmen shoot woman dead in Nigeria church
    04 may 2009 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two gunmen shot a woman dead during Mass on Sunday at th e Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Apapa, in Nigeria's economic capital city of L a gos, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Canadian woman's abductors arraigned
    01 may 2009 11:07:00
    Kaduna- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three of the seven suspects arrested in connection with the abduction of Canadian woman Ann Mulligan in Nigeria's northern city of Kadu n a have been arraigned in court, charged with abduction and criminal conspiracy. Full text...

  • 7 arrested over abduction of Canadian woman in Nigeria
    30 april 2009 15:15:00
    Kaduna- Nigeria (PANA) -- Seven persons, including a lady, have been arrested ove r the kidnapping of Canadian Ann Mulligan in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna on 16 April, the Kaduna state government said Thursday. Full text...

  • 'Freed Canadian woman safe in police custody'
    30 april 2009 12:16:00
    Kaduna- Nigeria (PANA) -- Abducted Canadian woman Ann Mulligan, who was freed on Thursday, is safely in police custody in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna, wher e she was kidnapped last week, the police said. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Abducted Canadian woman freed in Nigeria
    30 april 2009 08:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Canadian woman Ann Mulligan, who was kidnapped by unknow n gunmen in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna last week, has been freed, police s aid. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap brother of Nigerian airline owner
    29 april 2009 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen numbering seven have kidnapped the elder brother of Sir Joseph Arumeni-Johnson, who owns Nigeria's fastest growing private Arik Air, the police confirmed. Full text...

  • Kidnapped British worker freed in Nigeria
    26 april 2009 16:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A British oil worker, who was kidnapped by unknown gunme n in Nigeria's main oil city of Port Harcourt last Sunday, has been freed unharmed, the police confirmed Sunday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Nigerian Army General freed unharmed
    26 april 2009 10:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Abductors of a retired Nigerian Army General, Peter Adem okhai, have set him free unharmed, after the payment of an undisclosed amount of money in ransom, the private Guard ian reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • Army General abducted in Nigeria
    25 april 2009 14:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A retired Nigerian Army General, Peter Ademokhai, has be en abducted and taken to an unknown destination by gunmen in Nigeria's Mid-west E do state. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Turkish sailors regain freedom in Nigeria
    23 april 2009 11:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A day after they were kidnapped by unknown gunmen off th e Bonny coast in Nigeria's Niger Delta oil region, two Turkish sailors were freed unharmed on Wednesday. Full text...

  • French judges to interrogate Ivorian First Lady on missing journo
    22 april 2009 10:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Two French judges have arrived in Abidjan to que stion Ivorian First Lady Simon Gbagbo and others as part of the investigations i n to the disappearance of a journalist of French/Canadian origin, Guy-Andre Kieffe r . Full text...

  • 'Militias control natural resources in Cote d'Ivoire'
    22 april 2009 08:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Militia groups remain in control of natural resources in t he West African nation of Cote d'Ivoire, and are threatening the country's stability, a UN repor t has said. Full text...

  • Rebel raids displace 100,000 civilians in eastern DRC
    22 april 2009 08:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 100,000 Congolese civilians have been displaced in the volatile province of North Kivu over the past seven weeks as a result of raids by rebels. Full text...

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