Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: Mastermind of latest Boko Haram attacks 'arrested'
    08 july 2015 17:31:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said Wednesday its troops have arrested the mastermind of last Sunday’s bombing in Jos, central Plateau state, and Tuesday’s suicide blast in Zaria, northern Kaduna state, that claimed a total of about 70 people. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS Chair condemns terrorist attacks in Nigeria
    07 july 2015 12:52:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Chairman and Senegal's President Macky Sall has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Nigeria that left more than 150 dead and many others injured.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army celebrates Day in Boko Haram heartland
    06 july 2015 12:27:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In a move aimed at sending a strong message to the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army is holding this year's Army Day Celebration in the North-eastern city of Maiduguri, the spiritual heartland of the terrorists. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 44 dead, 47 injured in Jos bombings (Update)
    06 july 2015 11:39:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 44 people died while 47 others were injured in Sunday night's twin bomb attacks in Nigeria's central city of Jos, according to an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammed Abdulsalam.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared killed in twin blasts
    06 july 2015 08:57:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people were feared to have died in the two explosions that rocked Nigeria's central city of Jos late on Sunday, the local media reported Monday.Full text...

  • US: US 'stands with Nigeria' in war against terror
    06 july 2015 07:49:52
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has strongly condemned the recent wave of attacks in Nigeria's North-east by the terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed about 150 lives. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari condemns church attack that killed six
    05 july 2015 20:04:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness at Sunday's bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, North-east Yobe State. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Buhari describes latest terror killings as 'inhuman, barbaric'
    03 july 2015 13:05:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest wave of killings by the terror group Boko Haram in the country's North-eastern Borno State, describing them as ''most inhuman and barbaric''. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 145
    03 july 2015 10:38:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Boko Haram terrorist group has killed a total of 145 people in two separate attacks in remote communities in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: Sudan condoles with Egypt over killing of prosecutor
    30 june 2015 11:44:14
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has condoled with Egypt over the killing of the latter's prosecutor Hisham Barakat in a bomb explosion that targeted his convoy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday. Full text...

  • Morocco: UN envoy calls for agreement to counter terrorism in Libya
    27 june 2015 15:10:37
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) – The UN envoy in Libya, Bernardino Leon, has urged stakeholders Full text...

  • Libya: 4 Fajr Libya fighters killed in southwest Tripoli
    27 june 2015 13:45:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Four Fajr Libya fighters have been killed and several others injured in clashes that broke out on Friday evening in Janzour, in the southwestern region of Tripoli, with the Libyan army. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'New date soon for ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit on Boko Haram'
    25 june 2015 17:18:26
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A new date will soon be agreed for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Security Summit on Boko Haram, as part of a broader war against terrorism, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said.Full text...

  • Libya: 4 killed, 9 injured in Benghazi rocket attack
    25 june 2015 11:53:02
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least four people were killed and nine others injured on Wednesday night when a rocket landed on the residential districts of Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, medical sources said. Full text...

  • Burundi: Four killed, 30 injured in grenade attacks in northern Burundi
    22 june 2015 16:27:46
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – At least four people were killed on Monday in separate grenade attacks perpetrated by unidentified gunmen in Ngozi and Kirundo provinces of northern Burundi, the national radio reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out Monday in Tripoli
    22 june 2015 12:36:38
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Fierce fighting broke out early on Monday in the district of Ghout al-Chaal of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, showing an escalation of the violence that has plagued Libya over time as the army launched an offensive to retake control of the city from the Fajr Libya militias. Full text...

  • UN: UN creates International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict
    19 june 2015 19:47:56
    New York, US (PANA) - In an effort to boost the global fight against the horrors faced by women Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Explosion in Nigerian town kills 63'
    17 june 2015 13:48:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 63 people were killed in a massive explosion that rocked the town of Monguno, in Nigeria's North-east Borno State, on Tuesday, the private Premium Times reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS: ECOWAS condemns Boko Haram attack in Chad
    17 june 2015 12:55:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS has condemned the recent Boko Haram attack in Chad that left over 20 people dead, calling it appalling, barbaric and despicable. Full text...

  • Libya: 76 killed, 288 injured in Benghazi clashes in May
    16 june 2015 19:12:22
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Armed clashes between the Libyan army and Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi claimed the lives for 76 people, including 35 soldiers, in May, a source at al-Jala hospital said on Tuesday. The sources said 288 people were wounded.Full text...

  • Kenya: Al Shabaab army base attack reveals al-Qaeda cells still active in Lamu
    16 june 2015 08:10:23
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The killing of 11 Al Shabaab operatives, including top Commanders, during a Sunday raid on a Kenyan Defence Forces (KDF) military camp in Buare in the coastal region of Lamu, has confirmed that the terror cells established by the al-Qaeda top command in the region remain active. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bombs leave 3 dead, 5 wounded in twin bomb attacks
    14 june 2015 13:56:57
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least three persons were killed and five others wounded in a twin car bomb attacks on Saturday evening in Derna, east of Libya, official sources said. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights chief warns on increased militia violence, violations in Burundi
    09 june 2015 16:06:08
    New York, US (PANA) - Deeply worried at the increasingly violent and threatening actions Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari seeks more support from France, others to fight Boko Haram
    08 june 2015 14:21:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Reiterating his Administration's total commitment to end the Boko Haram insurgency, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Monday sought greater support from France and other countries for Nigeria's efforts. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 27 killed in Nigeria blast
    05 june 2015 12:57:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The bomb attack on a busy market in Yola in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state on Thursday evening killed 27 people and left many more injured, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • UN: UN chief, Security Council concerned over more violence in Burundi
    05 june 2015 07:33:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call for calm and restraint in Burundi following rising political tensions, saying he remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in the country. Full text...

  • Sudan: Govt recovers hijacked UNAMID vehicles
    04 june 2015 10:48:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS), a Rapid Intervention Forces (RIF), has recovered UNAMID vehicles and other property, which were stolen earlier this week in South Kordufan, and killed at least six of the carjackers and apprehended three others.Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns South Sudan violence, expulsion of UN relief coordinator
    04 june 2015 08:45:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has expressed its grave concern over the security and humanitarian situation in the country, which is torn by a conflict that is only growing more violent as it nears its 18th month. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari reacts to Amnesty International's report on war crimes by military
    03 june 2015 21:48:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday promised to study the Amnesty International report, which alleged that the Nigerian military committed war crimes and killed 8,000 people in its ongoing battle with the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east, and take appropriate action. Full text...

  • Society: Pres. Buhari says Nigerian Army capable of routing Boko Haram
    03 june 2015 21:04:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday met with his Nigerien counterpart in Niamey, after which he expressed confidence in ability of the Nigerian military to rout the insurgent group Boko Haram.Full text...

  • Libya: At least 35 soldiers, 27 civilians killed in May in Benghazi
    03 june 2015 11:48:07
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - At least 35 Libyan soldiers were killed and 236 others wounded last month during fighting in Benghazi, according to figures released on Wednesday by the al-Jala hospital in the city where the dead and wounded soldiers were sent. Full text...

  • Libya: Fresh fighting breaks out between army, militants
    01 june 2015 11:26:37
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Fresh fighting has broken out in Libya's eastern region of Lamlouda between the Libyan army and elements of the terrorist organization Deach (Islamic State). Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy condemns Boko Haram for waging physical, sexual war on women
    27 may 2015 22:00:08
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Zainab Bangura, on Wednesday condemned Nigeria-based terror group, Boko Haram, for waging war on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights, by repeatedly raping their female captives and treating them as vessels for producing children for fighters.Full text...

  • Tunisia: 21 injured in communal clash
    27 may 2015 10:56:09
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Some 21 people were injured in Tuesday evening's clash between two communities in Tunisia over a land dispute, security sources told PANA here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Police officers killed in terror gang ambush
    26 may 2015 10:49:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Several Kenyan police officers are believed to have been killed on Monday in an ambush by Al Shabaab terrorists in Garissa County, Kenya.Full text...

  • Libya: 11 killed, 37 injured in Benghazi armed clashes
    21 may 2015 13:50:16
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Wednesday's armed clashes between the Libyan army and the Islamist militias, in the district of al-Laithi, Benghazi, left at least 11 persons dead, many of them Libyan soldiers, according to security sources Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 'Chibok girls held in bunkers in Sambisa Forest'
    20 may 2015 11:03:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 219 Chibok girls, part of the 276 who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria's northern Borno state by the insurgent groug Boko Haram, are most likely being held in bunkers in Sambisa Forest, the fortress of the insurgents, according to Borno Governor Kassim Shettima.Full text...

  • UN: Violence against women, girls shames us all - UN anti-crime chief says
    20 may 2015 07:26:53
    New York, US (PANA) - The Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Full text...

  • Libya: 20 die in inter-tribal violence in southern Libya
    19 may 2015 11:03:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in clashes that broke out on Monday between the Touareg and Toubou tribes in the city of Oubari in southern Libya, military sources said. Full text...

  • Tanzania: ECOSOCC deplores continued violence in Burundi
    18 may 2015 15:35:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the African Union (AU) said Monday it was deeply concerned about the unfolding political, security and humanitarian situation in Burundi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military set to retake captured town
    17 may 2015 09:42:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has indicated it will soon retake the town of Marte in North-east Borno state which was seized for the second time a few days ago by the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Libya: 8 killed in missile attack on residential area in Benghazi
    15 may 2015 17:41:48
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Seven children and one adult were killed Friday following an artillery shelling that left ten people injured in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to official sources. It was the second such incident in two days. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU PSC mulls over civilian protection mission in Burundi
    15 may 2015 09:56:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission, in consultation with the East African Standby Force, to undertake contingency planning, in view of the possible deployment of an expanded mission to ensure the protection of civilians and property and facilitate the cessation of violence in Burundi.Full text...

  • UN: UN envoy says security situation in South Sudan deteriorating further
    14 may 2015 22:43:41
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loj, on Thursday in New York said the security situation in South Sudan has deteriorated further during late April and early May, describing it as "very worrying" and a devastating effect on civilians. Full text...

  • UN: ICC, UN officials urge accountability, justice on sexual, gender-based violence
    14 may 2015 17:15:54
    New York,US (PANA) - Accountability for sexual and gender-based violence and providing justice to the victims of such crimes is an integral aspect of the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s mandate, said Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, president of the court. Full text...

  • Nigeria: City under curfew after Boko Haram attack
    14 may 2015 09:29:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian military authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew on the city of Maiduguri and its environs in the country's North-east following attacks by the terror group Boko Haram Wednesday.Full text...

  • Sudan: UNAMID deplores outbreak of violence between Ma’alia, Rizaigat in East Darfur
    13 may 2015 10:41:36
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN peace keeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, said dozens of people were killed and many others injured in the recent tribal fighting in Sudan's East Darfu State. Full text...

  • UN: UN expresses concern as deadly violence flares up across South Sudan
    12 may 2015 15:05:49
    New York, US (PANA) - A deadly outburst of violence between residents of a UN protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese capital of Juba has prompted the UN's strong condemnation and triggered wider concern over the safety of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN Mission reports heavy fighting, atrocities in northeast South Sudan
    11 may 2015 19:15:01
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday expressed growing concern over what it called "continuing and consistent reports" emanating from two north-eastern counties about a surge in kidnappings, rapes and an overall uptick in violence, which has forced UN and other aid agencies to withdraw staff from the region.Full text...

  • UN: ICC to prosecute violence perpetrators in Burundi
    08 may 2015 16:38:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will prosecute any person who incites or engages in acts of mass violence including by ordering, requesting, encouraging or contributing in any other manner to the commission of crimes in Burundi, the Court's Prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda, warned Friday. Full text...

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