Violence in Africa -
  • Libya: Fresh fighting reported against Ansar al-Sharia militias
    02 june 2014 22:28:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The special forces of the Libyan army and an elite army unit known as Saiqa, which is led by the retired General Khalifa Haftar, have intensified their offensive against armed Islamist groups affiliated to the Islamist militia, Ansar al-Sharia, in the city of Benghazi, in eastern Libya, the al-Wasat newspaper reported Monday.Full text...

  • Libya: Death toll in Benghazi fighting rises to 10
    02 june 2014 21:34:43
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Eight soldiers and two civilians were killed and five others injured on Monday in the restive eastern city of Benghazi in violent clashes between the special armed unit of the Libyan army and Islamist militants of Ansar Asharia, according to a new medical statement issued in Benghazi. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military arrests mastermind of Sunday's attack at football viewing centre
    02 june 2014 17:54:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military on Monday confirmed that “a key” suspect has been arrested in connection with Sunday's car bombing which occurred at a bar and football viewing centre in Mubi, north eastern Adamawa State.Full text...

  • Libya: Death toll from Monday's violent clashes in Benghazi reaches 18
    02 june 2014 15:06:46
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The death toll from Monday's violent clashes between the Anshar Asharia armed group and a unit of the special armed forces, in the eastern city of Benghazi, has risen from 10 to 18 with 65 others now injured, local media reported.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU envoy seeks regional tribunals for CAR, S. Sudan and Nigeria crimes
    02 june 2014 13:13:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Regional and local tribunals should be created to try perpetrators of violence in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Nigeria, the African Union’s Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: 'Camp violence intensifies in CAR'
    02 june 2014 12:42:20
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Violence in camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is intensifying in the Central African Republic (CAR) along religious lines, the African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security Bineta Diop warned Monday.Full text...

  • Libya: Five soldiers killed in Benghazi clashes
    02 june 2014 09:59:47
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Five soldiers were killed and eleven civilians wounded in violent clashes between the Anshar Asharia armed group and Libyan army’s special forces early Monday in the eastern city of Benghazi, the local media reported. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Death toll from Nigeria blast rises to 18
    02 june 2014 09:56:53
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The death toll from Sunday's blast at a drinking joint in Mubi in Nigeria's North-east Adamawa state has risen from 14 to 18, the military said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 14 killed in Nigeria bombing
    01 june 2014 23:57:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 14 people were killed and 12 others wounded when a bomb went off at a drinking joint in Mubi, Nigeria's northern Adamawa state, on Sunday night, as the joint's patrons watched a televised football match, the state police confirmed. Full text...

  • UN: Security Council condemns latest wave of violence in CAR
    31 may 2014 15:29:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest wave of fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR), including Wednesday's deadly attack in the capital, Bangui, on a church that was sheltering thousands of people. Full text...

  • Libya: 1 killed, 2 injured in armed clashes in Benghazi
    30 may 2014 15:39:53
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – One person died and two others were injured in armed clashes between young men and the Ansar Asharia rebels on Friday in Benghazi even as fighter jets launched strikes against locations belonging to armed militias in the city, security sources said. Full text...

  • Malawi: One killed, 3 police officers injured in post-election violence
    30 may 2014 15:19:13
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - One person has been confirmed dead while three police officers were injured, one of them seriously, when irate people held violent demonstrations in the southern resort district of Mangochi Friday. Full text...

  • Libya: Four more bodies discovered in Benghazi
    29 may 2014 19:47:28
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four more bodies have been discovered by the Libyan security forces in different places of the restive eastern city of Benghazi, which has been rocked by violence since 2011.Full text...

  • UN: Ban deplores recent attacks in CAR, urges end to "cycle of violence"
    29 may 2014 18:39:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday strongly condemned Full text...

  • Libya: Fighter jets bomb barracks of Islamist armed group in Benghazi
    28 may 2014 20:41:08
    Benghazi , Libya (PANA) - Fighter jets on Wednesday bombed a barracks belonging to an armed Islamist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Libya: Government condemns attack against guards at PM's office
    28 may 2014 20:03:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan government has strongly condemned Tuesday night's attack by armed groups against a security unit in charge of protecting the Prime Minister’s office.Full text...

  • Libya: "Ansar Asharia" threatens Libya with Syrian-like war
    28 may 2014 18:03:35
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The “Ansar Asharia”, a salafist-jihadist group classified by the Libyan government as a terrorist group, has threatened the country with a Syrian-like war, 12 days after former Gen. Khalifa Haftar launched “Operation Karama” to fight terror in Libya, PANA reported Wednesday from here. Full text...

  • Congo: CAR religious leaders want MISCA strengthened
    27 may 2014 13:06:40
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Religious leaders in the Central African Republic (CAR), led by Bishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, have urged the CAR crisis mediator, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo, to strengthen the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic ( MISCA) under Congo's command. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Suicide bomber dies in Jos blast
    25 may 2014 08:58:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An attempt by a suicide bomber to kill football fans in Nigeria's northern city of Jos on Saturday night failed as the bomber was instead killed in the blast. Full text...

  • Libya: Tension still high in Tripoli
    24 may 2014 11:57:06
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several missiles slammed into the district of Salaheddine, in the southern suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Friday night, as tension remains high in the city which has openly expressed support for former army General Khalifa Haftar, who last week waged a campaign against terrorists and extremist groups.Full text...

  • Nigerian: Government denies underfunding military
    23 may 2014 20:12:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian federal government on Friday denied reports that the military is underfunded in its war against the Boko Haram terrorism. Full text...

  • UN: Fresh violence in northern Mali uproots hundreds of civilians
    23 may 2014 19:16:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday said deadly clashes between Tuareg rebels and Malian government forces in northern Mali have sent a "small but growing" number of terrified civilians fleeing southward and into neighbouring countries. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisian President condemns attacks in Nigeria
    22 may 2014 17:28:13
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki Thursday condemned the two terrorists attacks that were perpetrated in the town of Jos, north central Nigeria, which caused the death of several civilians, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • France: Interpol Chief condemns waves of violence in Nigeria
    22 may 2014 14:05:07
    Lyon, France (PANA) Interpol Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, has condemned what he called the recent "callous" violence in Nigeria which has seen at least 118 people killed in bombings in Jos, the central Plateau State, on Tuesday, and many more fatalities during attacks in the northern part of the country. Full text...

  • Libya: Retired Army Gen. seeks transition govt.
    22 may 2014 12:10:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Former Libyan Army General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading an operation against armed groups and terrorists in a part of the country, has called on the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors to set up a transition government tagged Presidential Council. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU 'very concerned' about security situation in Libya
    21 may 2014 20:37:46
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) said on Wednesday that it is "very concerned" about the deterioration of the security situation in Libya, where a retired Army General has been fighting militias since last Friday in what the government has described as a coup attempt.Full text...

  • UN: 'Renewed violence in northern Mali threatening West African region'
    21 may 2014 13:56:07
    New York, US (PANA) - The head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission Full text...

  • Nigeria: 46 die in Nigeria blast
    20 may 2014 20:23:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 46 people died in Tuesday's twin blasts in Jos, capital of Nigeria's northern Plateau state, the police said. Full text...

  • Mali: OIF strongly condemns return of violence in Kidal
    20 may 2014 19:17:33
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The International Francophone Organization (OIF) has strongly condemned the return of violence in the Malian northern city of Kidal and called for calm.Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan condemns Jos bomb blasts
    20 may 2014 18:17:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, has strongly condemned the bomb blasts in Jos, the capital of the central Plateau State, describing the perpetrators of the tragic assault on human freedom as cruel and evil. Full text...

  • Malawi: Violence erupts in Malawi over electoral irregularities
    20 may 2014 17:43:19
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Police fired several rounds of teargas to disperse frustrated voters who vented their anger on electoral staff following delays in starting polling at some centres. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Oil militants claim responsibility for explosion near refinery
    19 may 2014 22:37:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) on Monday claimed responsibility for Sunday's explosion near the Port Harcourt refinery in the oil rich Rivers State that left seven persons dead.Full text...

  • South Africa: Zuma addresses twin tragedies in Nigeria, Kenya
    19 may 2014 18:54:46
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African President Jacob Zuma, on Monday addressed the crisis over Nigeria’s missing school children – five weeks after they were abducted. Full text...

  • Niger: Hundreds of people fleeing Nigeria conflict pour into Niger, says IRCC
    19 may 2014 16:13:07
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Hundreds of people fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria are seeking refuge in the region of Diffa, in Niger, according to the latest bulletin from the International Red Cross Committee (IRCC). Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen attack Congress
    18 may 2014 16:44:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – An armed group on Sunday afternoon invaded the seat of the Libyan National General Congress (NGC), the country’s highest political and parliamentary authority, at the close of the plenary session devoted to discussions on the security situation in the country following clashes in Benghazi on Friday between armed groups and troops loyal to a former general.Full text...

  • Libya: Benghazi clashes claim nearly 80 lives
    18 may 2014 16:30:17
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Some 79 people were killed and 141 injured in last Friday's clashes between Islamist militias and troops led by a retired general in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.Full text...

  • Libya: Calm returns to Benghazi after Friday's violent clashes
    17 may 2014 11:19:51
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Calm prevailed Saturday in the Libyan second largest city, Benghazi, following Friday's bloody clashes between Islamist armed groups and troops loyal to retired Gen. Khalifa Haftar.Full text...

  • Libya: Government describes action of Haftar's troops as "coup"
    16 may 2014 21:37:29
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government has described the entry of the troops under the command of former General Khalifa Haftar into Benghazi as a “coup” against the legitimacy and the 17 February revolution which overthrew the regime of Mouamar Kaddafi.Full text...

  • Libya: Twelve dead, 91 injured in Benghazi violence
    16 may 2014 20:03:09
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Friday's clashes in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between armed Islamist groups and troops loyal to former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar have claimed 12 lives.Full text...

  • Zambia: Violence erupts in court as opposition UPND leader appears for trial
    16 may 2014 15:33:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Nine supporters from the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) were badly injured Friday at the magistrate courts in Lusaka after a car rammed into a group of UPND supporters who had gone to show solidarity with the UPND leader, Hakainde Hichilema, who was appearing in court.Full text...

  • South Africa: Growing outrage in SA over Boko Haram kidnapping
    16 may 2014 15:28:13
    Pretoria, South Africa (PANA) – Outrage over the kidnapping of a group of Nigerian schoolgirls continues to grow in South Africa with protestors in Cape Town on Friday urging Pretoria and the African Union (AU) to intervene. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Several feared killed in Nairobi blast
    16 may 2014 13:22:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Several persons were feared to have been killed Friday following an explosion at the Gikomba market in downtown Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya: Four die in violence
    15 may 2014 11:54:34
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - Four people, including two soldiers, have been killed and twelve others injured in a new wave of violence in Libya, security sources said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: British minister, military experts meet with stakeholders over Boko Haram
    14 may 2014 15:20:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The British Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Mark Simmonds, who arrived Nigeria Wednesday morning has held various high-level meetings with stakeholders on British assistance to the threat posed by the Boko Haram, especially on the rescue of the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Full text...

  • Nigeria: US, Nigerian military officials, experts meet over Boko Haram, Chibok schoolgirls
    13 may 2014 17:12:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria's Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, Tuesday met with a delegation of US military officers and experts, led by the Commander of United States African Command (US-AFRICOM), Lt.-Gen. David Rodriguez.Full text...

  • UN: Mission condemns attacks on Libyan security personnel, civilians
    13 may 2014 15:53:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed deep Full text...

  • Congo: 11 killed in police-DRC group clash
    12 may 2014 13:48:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Eleven persons, including a former rebel leader, have been killed in Congo in a clash between Congolese police and a group of immigrants from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the state-run radio announced here on Sunday, quoting from a police statement. Full text...

  • Libya: Four die, 16 injured in continuing bloodshed in Benghazi
    10 may 2014 12:06:20
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – Four people have been killed and 16 others injured in clashes on Friday night in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi between citizens and the 17 February Brigade, an armed militia, according to hospital sources.Full text...

  • Libya: Three judicial police officers die, six others injured in attack
    08 may 2014 20:11:20
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Three judicial police officers were killed and six others injured on Thursday in an attack in the city of Ouerchafana, in western Libya, by an armed gang, according to the chief of judicial police guards at the Justice ministry, Mr Abdallah Mohamed.Full text...

  • Nigeria: 60 CSOs say govt is unserious in tackling Boko Haram terror
    08 may 2014 18:07:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Sixty Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Thursday in Abuja released a damming report, saying that the Nigerian Government is unserious in tackling the security challenges rocking the country, especially the ongoing abduction of over 200 school girls by the Boko Haram group. Full text...

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