Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • CAR: Hundreds of Mauritanians stranded in CAR
    22 january 2014 15:13:13
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Some 350 to 400 Mauritanian traders are stranded in the Central African Republic (CAR), which is facing serious religious conflicts between Christians and Muslims, according to Radio Nouakchott.Full text...

  • Special Security: Ethno-religious, economic, political motives fuel Nigerian violence (A PANA News Analysis by Abudu Babalola)
    17 january 2014 20:05:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The interplay of religious, political and economic factors have been cited by analysts as some of the major motivations for the upsurge in agitations among ethnic groups, which blossom into violence and terrorism across Nigeria, Africa’s most populous black nation. Full text...

  • Libya: Gunmen shoot police officer in Benghazi
    15 january 2014 12:34:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded Libyan police officer Ismaël al-Zaoui Tuesday evening in the country's restive eastern city of Benghazi, according to the spokesperson of the city's common security brigade, Ibrahim al-Chara. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Senegal learns from Rwanda's efforts to combat gender violence
    15 january 2014 12:07:05
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A nine-member Senegalese delegation has wrapped up a two-day visit to Rwanda to study the progress made by the country in the fight against gender-based violence, PANA learnt from official sources here Wednesday Full text...

  • South Sudan: SPLA confirms 200 people died fleeing Malakal
    14 january 2014 18:01:47
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The South Sudanese army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), on Tuesday confirmed that a recent overloaded boat, ferrying people away from the violence in South Sudan, capsized and killed at least 200 people, mostly children and women. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Many feared killed in Maiduguri explosion
    14 january 2014 16:24:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many people are feared to have been killed Tuesday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated a car bomb in a heavily-populated commercial area of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state which is regarded as the spiritual base of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram Full text...

  • South Sudan: AU unhappy with spread of violence in South Sudan
    14 january 2014 16:04:11
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The African Union (AU) on Tuesday said it noted with great concern the widespread violence in South Sudan that undermined, not only ongoing peace talks in Addis Ababa, but also affected delivery of the much-needed humanitarian assistance in affected regions. Full text...

  • Tunisia: One dead, several wounded in continuing violence
    11 january 2014 15:15:07
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – At least one person was killed and several others, including a police officer, were wounded as riots continued on Friday night in several regions of Tunisia despite a change of government and the withholding of controversial taxes. Full text...

  • Belgium: EU to deploy military mission in CAR
    11 january 2014 14:37:51
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The EU Political and Security Committee (PSC) will deploy a Full text...

  • Belgium: EU FMs to discuss CAR Jan 20
    10 january 2014 15:51:55
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The Council of Member-States of the European Union (EU) announced here Friday that a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs ministers is scheduled for 20 January to find ways and means to increase EU humanitarian aid to the Central African Republic (CAR), a PANA correspondent has reported from here.Full text...

  • UN: Ban says inter-religious violence poses danger to CAR
    09 january 2014 22:08:38
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that there is a real danger of further upheaval along religious lines in the Central African Republic (CAR), stressing that the past year’s events have profoundly damaged the relationship between Muslim and Christian communities and pose a long-term danger to the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Military kills 38 suspected Islamic insurgents
    09 january 2014 20:25:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said Thursday it killed at least 38 suspected members of the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram and lost one soldier during a routine patrol in Damboa town in northern Borno state.Full text...

  • Congo: Sassou N'Guesso urges int'l community to help restore peace in CAR
    07 january 2014 14:38:54
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese president, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, on Monday urged the international community and partners to help restore peace in the Central Africa Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Nigeria: 30 killed in ethno-religious violence
    07 january 2014 09:30:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 30 people were killed, 25 other injured and 40 houses burnt in Nigeria's volatile northern state of Plateau, when gunmen numbering over 100 attacked a village in Shonog in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, the local Punch newspaper reported Tuesday, citing eyewitnesses. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Hand grenade explosion kills child
    06 january 2014 22:33:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - At least one child was killed when a hand grenade exploded in the home of the Mayor of Musanze in northern Rwanda, the state-owned television station reported on Monday evening quoting police sources in the region. Full text...

  • Libya: One police officer killed, another injured in explosion
    06 january 2014 11:52:16
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A Libyan police officer has been killed and another one wounded in an explosion at a court in the country's eastern city of Benghazi, security sources said Monday. Full text...

  • DR Congo: Civil society demands independent inquiry into 30 Dec. attacks
    03 january 2014 20:15:02
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – A civil society group in DR Congo is calling for a public inquiry to identify perpetrators of attacks that rocked several strategic sites in three cities late last year with the loss of dozens of lives.Full text...

  • Libya: 2 foreigners found dead on Libyan beach identified
    03 january 2014 12:49:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The two foreigners who were found dead on a Libyan beach Thursday have been identified as a Briton and a New Zealander, the local media reported Friday Full text...

  • Libya: Military intelligence agent killed in Benghazi
    03 january 2014 12:20:08
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A Libyan military intelligence agent, Col. Abdel Hakim Boujawaz, was killed Thursday by unidentified armed men in a car near the Benghazi security department, PANA learnt from sources here. Full text...

  • Nigeria: 3 killed in New Year's eve attack on church
    02 january 2014 10:08:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Three person were killed and 16 others wounded when gunmen invaded a church in Maiakworigold Maikatako village in Nigeria's central Plateau state on New Year's eve, the local Punch newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

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