Violence in Africa -
  • Tension remains high in Egypt over clashes, election
    09 april 2008 13:52:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, accompanied by a high-level government team, headed to Mahalla Al Kobra Wednesday to end the violence that ensued following a nationwide strike on Sunday. Full text...

  • Fresh violence breaks out in Kenya over coalition cabinet crisis
    08 april 2008 23:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A school boy was killed in a stampede as sporadic violen ce broke out in Nairobi and parts of Kenya on Tuesday, hours after the oppositio n Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) suspended talks on the formation of a coalitio n government with the ruling Party of National Unity (PNU). Full text...

  • Fresh violence breaks out in Kenya over coalition cabinet crisis
    08 april 2008 21:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A school boy was killed in a stampede as sporadic violen ce broke out in Nairobi and parts of Kenya on Tuesday, hours after the oppositio n Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) suspended talks on the formation of a coalitio n government with the ruling Party of National Unity (PNU). Full text...

  • 2 policemen die, others wounded in Nouakchott clash
    08 april 2008 08:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A violent clash late Monday between Mauritanian police officers and suspected terrorists left two policemen dead and several others wounded, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 4 suspected militants killed in gun battle with Nigerian troops
    25 march 2008 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least four suspected militants were shot dead during a gun duel with government troops in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region Monday, according to the joint (military) task force deployed to the area. Full text...

  • Mugabe rules out Kenya-style violence
    23 march 2008 20:35:00
    Murombedzi- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said securi ty agencies were on high alert to thwart any Kenya-style violence in the country after next weekend's election. Full text...

  • US donates US$ 10m towards Kenya's rape crisis centre
    12 march 2008 17:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US government Wednesday pledged a grant of US$ 10 mi llion to enable Kenya set up a rape crisis centre equipped with a forensic labor a tory, besides facilitating the implementation of the sexual offences law that ha s been in abeyance for two years since its enactment by parliament. Full text...

  • Huge arms cache uncovered in Niger Delta
    11 march 2008 14:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The military unit deployed to Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil region to protect facilities and personnel said Tuesday it had uncovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to a fleeing militia leader, Ateke Tom. Full text...

  • Kenya govt deploys army to flush out militia group (corrected)
    11 march 2008 09:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has despatched a contingent of 1,000 military personnel to quell insurgency in the western part of the country, where a militia group calling itself Sabaot Land Defence Force (SLDF) is said to be committing atrocities, the Kenya Television Network (KTN) reported here Monday. Full text...

  • Two militants feared dead, one arrested in militant-soldier fire-fight in Nigeri
    27 february 2008 21:56:00
    a Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two militants were feared killed while one was arrested following a gunfight between Nigerian Navy (NN) soldiers and militants along the Bakana River, off the coast of Port Harcourt in the oil producing Niger Delta re g ion, on Wednesday, NN officials said. Full text...

  • European Parliament condemns violence in Eastern DRC
    26 february 2008 23:31:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Parliament has adopted a resolution stro ngly condemning the massacres and crimes against humanity perpetrated for severa l years in North-Kivu, in the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Co n go (DRC), sources in Brussels said on Monday. Full text...

  • African countries' report on ending gender-based violence
    26 february 2008 12:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African countries' report on progress made in pre venting and addressing gender-based violence will be presented at a three-day in t ernational colloquium organized here by the UN in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the Government of Ethiopia this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria clarifies fate of extradited MEND leader, Okah
    22 february 2008 09:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Police said Thursday a leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, is alive and well but said he was under probe for plotting to topple some governments in West Africa, theft of weapons and munitions and promoting secession in the oil region. Full text...

  • Renamo delegate threatens violence if party fails at Mozambican polls
    20 february 2008 18:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Ester Mabecuane, the delegate of the southern province of Inhambane, for Mozambique's former rebel movement. Full text...

  • Uganda traders come under attack in Southern Sudan
    20 february 2008 12:09:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Unidentified thugs in Southern Sudan attacked four Ugandan traders operating in the capital, Juba, killing one of them over the weekend, PANA reported. Full text...

  • MEND seeks access to extradited leader to show he is alive
    20 february 2008 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the federal government to allow access to its (MEND) extradited leader, Henry Okah, to confirm he is still alive. Full text...

  • MEND says extradited leader shot dead, govt denies claim
    19 february 2008 22:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- There was a momentary scare in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region Tuesday (19 Feb) evening after the region's largest militant group claimed one of its leaders has been shot dead while in government custody. Full text...

  • 1 navy soldier, several militants feared dead in Niger Delta violence
    11 february 2008 18:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian Navy soldier was killed, another wounded and several militants were feared dead following a clash between soldiers and suspected militants along the Bonny River in the oil producing Niger Delta region early Monday, Police said. Full text...

  • UN humanitarian chief decries Kenya IDPs plight
    10 february 2008 13:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes on Saturday voiced concern over the plight of those forced to flee their homes following violence that erupted after Kenya's disputed presidential vote last December. Full text...

  • 'Kenyan First Lady assaulted me'
    04 february 2008 13:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan Member of Parliament, Gitobu Imanyara, admitted here Monday that he was viciously assaulted and injured by Kenya's First Lady, Lucy Kibaki, at the State House, where he had been invited to a meeting by President Mwai Kibaki. Full text...

  • Three soldiers, 8 militants die in Niger Delta gun battle
    04 february 2008 07:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A gun duel between suspected militants and soldiers in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta region at the weekend left three navy soldiers and 8 militants dead and several others injured, military sources said. Full text...

  • Suspected militants attack boat building firm in Nigeria, wound 1
    29 january 2008 13:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen suspected to be militants attacked a boat build ing company, Almarine, at its base in the Borokiri area of the oil city of Port Harcourt overnight Tuesday, wounding one person and taking away some of the equipment at the base, police said. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian Navy killed, arrested fishing firm employees, not militants'
    24 january 2008 07:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian fishing firm has accused Nigerian Navy soldiers of killing one of its employees and arresting three others, disputing a navy statement that it killed one suspected militant and arrested three during a clash in the Andoni River, in the restive oil producing Niger Delta region, Sunday. Full text...

  • Suspected militants attack supply vessel in Niger Delta
    14 january 2008 21:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen on Monday attacked a vessel carrying supplies to the Mystra oil platform, off the coast of Bonny in Rivers state, Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region, but casualty details are not yet available, police said. Full text...

  • Niger Delta militants give condition for ceasefire
    13 january 2008 12:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The main militant group in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region has made a fresh offer of ceasefire to the Nigerian government, if a man widely believed to be one of its leaders is released from detention in Angola. Full text...

  • Casualty fears as vessel explodes in Nigeria's oil region
    11 january 2008 08:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An explosion on a vessel discharging fuel at the Abonnema wharf in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt Friday morning has raised fears that some crew members and workmen may have been killed or injured, police said. Full text...

  • MEND threatens attack that will cause 'tsunami in the world oil market'
    10 january 2008 09:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Niger Delta's main militants have re-stated the threat they issued earlier in the year to carry out an attack that will disrupt the world oil market, while claiming responsibility for the 'harassment' of four vessels belonging to some oil companies along the Bonny River in the oil region Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nearly 500 dead, 250,000 displaced in post-election violence in Kenya
    07 january 2008 18:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nearly 500 people have been killed and a quarter of a million internally displaced in election-related violence following the controversial 27 December presidential election in Kenya, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Special Programmes Rachel Arunga said here Monday as the government announced the formation of a committee to co-ordinate humanitarian assistance to affected people. Full text...

  • Nigerian military warns militants against attacks
    07 january 2008 09:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian military has warned the Niger Delta's main militant group against carrying out its plan to attack soldiers deployed to the restive oil region to protect life and property, promising a tough response in the event such attacks are carried out. Full text...

  • Nigerian militants threaten 'bloody fight' in 2008
    04 january 2008 08:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The violence in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region, which has helped to push the price of crude oil to the US$100 mark, seems set to worsen in the new year, after the region's main militants threatened to unleash a ''bloody fight in 2008'' to paralyse ''100 per cent of Nigeria's oil export''. Full text...

  • Kenyan standoff disrupts UN peacekeeping operations
    02 january 2008 22:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations peacekeeping operations in the Greater Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region have seriously been hampered by the on-going political crisis in Kenya following post-electoral violence, a ranking UN official said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kufuor heads AU mission to quell Kenya violence
    02 january 2008 11:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor was headed for Nairobi Wednesday at the head of a delegation of the African Union (AU) for talks with Kenya's political leaders, following widespread violence that was sparked by results of last week's presidential election. Full text...

  • At least 13 burnt in church attack as protests escalate in Kenya
    01 january 2008 22:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least 13 people were killed after violent attacks in a church in Eldoret town where displaced residents were taking refuge following a series of violent protests that followed last week's presidential elections. Full text...

  • Death toll in New Year dawn attack in Nigeria oil city rises to 12
    01 january 2008 08:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The number of people who were killed in the New Year dawn attack on two police stations and one hotel in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's oil state of Rivers, by suspected militants has risen to 12, four of them policemen, according to the state police authorities. Full text...

  • Suspected militants kill 4 policemen in Nigerian oil state
    01 january 2008 07:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected militants have killed four policemen in a New Year dawn attack on two police stations in Borokiri and Trans-Amadi areas of Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's oil state of Rivers, the state's police commissioner, Felix Ogbaudu, said. Full text...

  • Niger Delta militants declare 'Xmas ceasefire'
    23 december 2007 09:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the spirit of Christmas, the largest militant group in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has declared a 24-hour ceasefire, during which all attacks and kidnappings will stop. Full text...

  • Campaign against gender-based violence opens in Sierra Leone
    26 november 2007 09:36:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A 16-day campaign against gender-based violence (GBV) has started in Sierra Leone, according to a statement issued by the United Nations system here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Husbands blamed for violence against Moroccan women
    26 november 2007 08:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- More than 96% of the violence against Moroccan women are committed by their husbands, a survey by the Democratic Human Rights' League (L D DH), issued here Sunday, has revealed. Full text...

  • Campaign against gender based violence kicks-off
    25 november 2007 15:28:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A sixteen days campaign against gender based violence (GBV) has started in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • MEND maintains 'wait and see' attitude over extradition request
    23 november 2007 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's largest militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), said Friday it was maintaining a "wait and see'' attitude over Nigeria's request for the extradition of one of its leaders to face trial for alleged gun-running. Full text...

  • Peace returns to Nigerian state after election violence
    22 november 2007 09:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Peace is gradually returning to Nigeria's northern state of Kano, after several days of violence triggered by the outcome of the local council election in the state. Full text...

  • Soldiers deployed to quell Nigeria political violence
    20 november 2007 16:19:00
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  • Five feared dead in Nigeria violence
    12 october 2007 08:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) – At least five persons were- feared dead and many others injured in separate violent clashes in Nigeria's Southwestern Ogun and Midwestern Edo states Thursday, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Suspected cultists kill 3 chiefs in Nigerian oil state
    07 september 2007 07:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The violence in Rivers state in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region flared again Thursday when suspected cultists killed three community chiefs in a revenge attack, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt, Niger Delta militants may reach truce
    03 september 2007 08:23:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua hinted Sunday the federal government and the militants fighting for a better deal for the oil producing Niger Delta region might soon reach an agreement that would end violence in the region. Full text...

  • United Nations urges Sierra Leoneans to eschew violence
    31 august 2007 21:46:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed concern over tensions and increased violence that have seemingly characterised political activities in Sierra Leone where a runoff presidential poll is scheduled 8 September. Full text...

  • 'No emergency rule in Nigerian state'
    31 august 2007 08:20:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has said his administration will not impose emergency rule in Rivers, where gangs and bandits have been on rampage in recent times. Full text...

  • 5,000 sexual violence cases reported in DR Congo
    24 august 2007 15:21:00
    province Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some 5,470 cases of sexual violence have been reported between January and June 2007 in South-Kivu province of the DR Congo, according to reports by the local commission on sexual violence. Full text...

  • Curfew in Nigeria's oil city extended
    24 august 2007 08:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The week-long, night-time curfew imposed on Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt last week to stem rising violence in the city has been extended by another week, according to the Southern Rivers state government. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Nobel Laureate, Soyinka, to mediate Niger Delta violence
    23 august 2007 15:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and elder statesman Anthony Enahoro are to mediate in the Niger Delta crisis, which has slashed Nigeria's oil production and created panic among expatriate workers in the oil region. Full text...

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