Violence in Africa -
  • Nigeria: Troops kill 8 Boko Haram terrorists
    17 march 2014 20:04:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said Monday its forces killed eight Boko Haram terrorists who were on a mission to attack a community in North-east Eastern Yobe State. Full text...

  • Libya: Car bomb kills 10, wounds 23 at Libyan military base
    17 march 2014 14:50:05
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A terrorist attack, perpetrated Monday against a military academy in Benghazi, east of Libya, has left at least 10 people dead and 23 seriously injured, according to sources close to the ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Malawi: Malawi Pres. comes under attack in opponent territory
    16 march 2014 19:42:31
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda's convoy came under attack Sunday when she took her re-election campaign to her main challenger's area. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Int'l rights body urges Sudan to allow gang-raped woman access to justice
    14 march 2014 17:14:19
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – An Ethiopian woman, gang-raped in August 2013 by a group of seven men in Sudan and later sentenced to one month in prison after she was found guilty of committing indecent acts, now faces possible deportation and charges under legal provisions that deal with adultery, women’s rights group Equality Now said Friday. Full text...

  • Sudan: 500,000 civilians flee Darfur as conflict intensifies
    14 march 2014 12:48:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensified in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, Amnesty International said in a report published late Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: military 'repels' Boko Haram attempt to overrun key city
    14 march 2014 12:28:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Defence headquarters Friday confirmed attacks on the northern city of Maiduguri, saying it was an attempt by suspected Boko Haram insurgents to overrun a military detention facility in the capital of Borno, the sect's spiritual base. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Journalist's kidnappers demand 10 million Naira
    14 march 2014 11:33:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The gunmen who abducted a radio journalist in Nigeria's oil city of Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared dead as bombs rock Maiduguri
    14 march 2014 10:53:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri was rocked by three bomb explosions Friday morning, as insurgents suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect invaded the city, residents said. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU announces Euro 81-million aid for CAR
    13 march 2014 20:51:19
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Commissioner for Development, Andries Piebalgs, is on Thursday beginning a working visit in the Central African Republic during which he will announce a new aid worth Euros 81 million to the country. Full text...

  • US: Amnesty Int'l says violence intensifies in Darfur
    13 march 2014 19:35:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Amnesty International in a report published on Thursday says almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensifies in war-torn Darfur Full text...

  • Libya: 2 die, one injured as armed group attacks Libyan army unit
    11 march 2014 12:29:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Two persons were killed and one injured Monday as an armed group attacked a unit of the Libyan army in charge of Gharyane (South-West), PANA learned from reliable sources. Full text...

  • Zambia: Pres. Sata seeks tougher battle against gender based violence
    10 march 2014 14:24:18
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian President Michael Sata has said there is need for the country’s criminal justice system to be equal to the task of fighting Gender Based Violence (GBV) to ensure citizens enjoy their freedoms and rights. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military kills 20 Boko Haram insurgents
    06 march 2014 17:15:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Defence Headquarters Thursday announced that the military had killed 20 Boko Haram terrorists during a foiled attempt by the insurgents to attack Ajiri and Mafa as well as other communities in the outskirt of Maiduguri and Dikwa in North Eastern State of Borno State. Full text...

  • Burundi: Authorities break up 51 armed gangs in 3 months
    06 march 2014 15:01:29
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – Burundi's security services broke up 51 criminal gangs and seized huge quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives across the county over the last three months, security forces told PANA in Bujumbura, the capital. Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen attack national TV station
    05 march 2014 09:21:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Gunmen on Tuesday attacked Libya's official television station "al-Wataniya", firing rocket-propelled grenades at the troops guarding the station before they were repelled, officials said. Full text...

  • Libya: Bodies of three more people found in Benghazi
    04 march 2014 21:28:49
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan security services on Tuesday discovered the bodies of three people, including an army officer, in the eastern city of Benghazi, as the country continues to be rocked by violence. Full text...

  • UN: Official condemns spate of violence in Nigeria
    04 march 2014 20:18:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), Mr. Said Djinnt, on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest wave of violence in Nigeria and demanded an end to attacks targeting innocent civilians.Full text...

  • Libya: Sirte Military Council Leader murdered
    02 march 2014 17:35:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The head of the military council in the Libyan city of Sirte, Makhlouf Ben Nasser Al-Ferjani, was shot dead Sunday morning, the Libyan news agency, LANA, reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Dozens killed in blast
    02 march 2014 09:51:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Dozens of civilians are feared to have been killed on Saturday night in a double explosion in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state which is regarded as the epicentre of the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency. Full text...

  • Libya: Another senior military officer gunned down in Benghazi
    01 march 2014 14:06:52
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Gunmen on Friday evening shot dead a Libyan army colonel in the restive eastern city of Benghazi as demonstrations were held in several cities to protest against the insecurity prevailing in city considered as the cradle of the revolution in 2001 that ousted former leader Mouamar Kaddafi.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military claims 13 more Boko Haram terrorists killed, others arrested
    28 february 2014 18:28:45
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military Friday said its specialised forces have killed a total of 13 Boko Haram insurgents in their make-shift camps, sited between Borno and Adamawa States in the North Eastern part of the country.Full text...

  • Libya: Unknown gunmen torch parts of Defence ministry building in Benghazi
    27 february 2014 22:44:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Unidentified gunmen late on Wednesday night set fire to the Libyan Defence ministry in Benghazi causing huge damage to the building, reliable sources said on Thursday.Full text...

  • France: French President goes to CAR Friday
    27 february 2014 17:54:03
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President Francois Hollande, will visit Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Friday, where he’ll meet a military contingency of his country that is deployed on the field, PANA learnt Thursday from official sources in Paris. Full text...

  • Congo: Self-declared anti-Balaka coordinator arrested
    27 february 2014 14:12:04
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The self-proclaimed political coordinator for the anti-Balaka militia, hostile to Muslims in Central African Republic, Patrice Edouard Ngaïssona, has been arrested along with two of his companions in Likouala, in northern part of Congo, local media reported Thursday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate wants Army chief to relocate to Boko Haram enclave
    26 february 2014 15:58:00
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate committee on Defence on Wednesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, to relocate his office to the 7 Division of the Nigeria Army headquarters in Maiduguri in order to tackle rising activities of the Boko Haram insurgents. Full text...

  • Sudan: MSF reveals scenes of horror during rebel-govt clashes in South Sudan
    26 february 2014 12:13:26
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An international medical charity operating in South Sudan has raised the alarm that hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese are currently denied life saving assistance because of the inter-tribal and government-rebel fighting in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt to strengthen security around federal schools after attack
    26 february 2014 09:35:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Federal Government has said security will be tightened around federal colleges to prevent a repeat of Monday night's attack that claimed the lives of at least 43 students of the Federal Government College, Buni-Yadi, in northern Yobe state. Full text...

  • UN: Mission expresses concern over continued violence in Libya
    25 february 2014 20:18:11
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says ongoing violence in the country is a violation of human dignity and urged authorities to end instability in the country which runs counter to the values of rule of law and respect for human rights to which Libyans aspire. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Jonathan condemns killing of school children
    25 february 2014 19:31:07
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the killing by Islamic insurgents of at least 29 students of the Federal Government College in Buri-Yadi in the country's North-east Yobe State on Monday night, describing it as ''heinous, brutal and mindless''. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram insurgents kill 29 students
    25 february 2014 13:15:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed 29 students of the Federal Government College in Buri-Yadi in Nigeria's North-east Yobe State on Monday night, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libya: Bodies of seven murdered Egyptians found in Benghazi
    24 february 2014 22:53:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan security services on Monday discovered in the west of Benghazi the bodies of seven murdered Egyptians, the Libyan News Agency reported. Full text...

  • US: Boko Haram attacks wrong, horrific, says the US
    23 february 2014 15:16:56
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has condemned last week's attack in Nigeria's village of Izghe, in which over 100 were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, calling the attacks ''horrific and wrong''. Full text...

  • UN: Ban concerned about fresh South Sudan violence
    21 february 2014 22:15:48
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed his deep concern at the recent reports of renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan’s north-eastern city of Malakal. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Army, Air Force chiefs storm Boko Haram enclave
    20 february 2014 18:54:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Kenneth Minimah, and his Air Force counterpart, Air Marshal Adekunle Amosu, Thursday ended a three-day operational visit to units within the 7 Division Area of Responsibility executing the ongoing military operations against Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram leader, Shekau, threatens oil region
    20 february 2014 09:05:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Leader of Nigeria's violent Islamic sect Boko Haram, Ibrahim Shekau, has released a new video in which he threatened to attack Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region. Full text...

  • Libya: PM urges Libyans to shun violence
    19 february 2014 14:21:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, has called on his compatriots to shun violence in the pursuit of their legitimate demands, while pledging to prioritize policies likely to quickly meet the aspirations of the people.Full text...

  • Belgium: EU condemns killing of over 100 persons in northern Nigeria
    19 february 2014 14:01:53
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has condemned, in very strong terms, the massacre perpetrated on 15 February in the village of Izghe, located in the north eastern Borno State of Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: MPs want Jonathan to relocate Army HQ to Boko Haram base
    18 february 2014 17:29:36
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Irked by the incessant attacks by the Boko Haram Islamist sect, the Nigerian House of Representatives Tuesday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately relocate the headquarters of the Nigerian Army to Maiduguri, capital of the North East State of Borno, which is the major base of the insurgent group. Full text...

  • Libya: 5 killed, 15 wounded in armed clashes
    14 february 2014 11:43:34
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Fiver people were killed and 15 others wounded in armed clashes Thursday between tribes in Zaouïa in Western Libya, reports the Libyan television station "al-Nabaa". Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritians to march against gender-based violence
    13 february 2014 08:34:27
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Minister Mireille Martin announced Thursday that a protest march would be held in the nation's capital, Port Louis, next Wednesday ''to say an unequivocal NO to violence'' and to advocate for peace in the society. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 39 killed in Boko Haram attack
    12 february 2014 22:38:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram on Tuesday night killed 39 people and injured over 50 in an attack on Konduga village, located some 35km from Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, which is regarded as the spiritual base of the sect, the state government said.Full text...

  • Libya: Private TV station hit by rockets Tuesday
    12 february 2014 14:59:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The privately-owned Libyan TV channel, La Capitale, was the target Tuesday of rocket attacks, sources close to the channel told PANA, saying that no one was, however, killed in the attack.Full text...

  • UN: Envoy condemns killing of politician, latest violence in CAR
    10 february 2014 21:32:58
    New York US (PANA) - The head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the Central African Republic (BINUCA), General Babacar Gaye, on Monday condemned the latest wave of violence in the the country's capital, Bangui.Full text...

  • US: UN, AU sign agreement to curb sexual violence in Africa
    06 february 2014 22:48:54
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN and the African Union (AU) have signed a landmark agreement Full text...

  • Tunisia: Security forces and Salafists clash in Tunisia
    31 january 2014 22:19:48
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Security forces and Salafists on Friday clashed in Jebel Lahmar, a popular district in Tunis, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • Libya: Home Affairs minister escapes assassination attempt
    29 january 2014 14:57:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan Home Affairs Minister, Al-Sadik Abdel Karim, was attacked here Wednesday as he made his way to the general national Congress (parliament) for a meeting, the Libyan press agency reported, quoting sources close to the ministry.Full text...

  • Niger: Heavy price for key role in fight against terrorism
    27 january 2014 12:53:41
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Despite paying a heavy price for its role in the fight against terrorism, Niger has refused to give in to the forces of evil, instead stepping up its efforts to combat them. Full text...

  • Kenya: Civilians under imminent threat in CAR, says Amnesty
    27 january 2014 06:41:47
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Christian and Muslim civilians in Baoro and Bossemptle in the north-west of the Central African Republic (CAR) are in imminent danger of attack due to the very strong presence of anti-balaka militias in towns where international peacekeepers are nowhere to be seen, an Amnesty International delegation in the region has said.Full text...

  • Libya: Some 154 persons killed in clashes in Southern, Western Libya
    26 january 2014 17:11:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - At least 154 persons were killed and 463 others wounded in two weeks of tribal clashes involving supporters of the late Mouammar Kadhafi in Southern and Western Libya, the Libyan Health Ministry indicated in a press release issued here Saturday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Gunmen kill Chinese national in Nigeria
    25 january 2014 22:30:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Unknown gunmen attacked three Chinese nationals working with a construction firm in the village of Kirim in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna on Friday, killing one and injuring two others, the local Channel TV reported Saturday. Full text...

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