Violence in Africa -
  • UNAIDS urges end to gender-based violence to reduce risk of HIV infection
    22 november 2013 15:53:08
    New York, US (PANA) – The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday called for an end to gender-based violence, which is said was not only a serious human rights violation but also increases the risk of HIV infection.Full text...

  • Boko Haram changes tactics, kills farmers, destroys farms
    21 november 2013 09:04:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In what may amount to a change in tactics, Nigeria's violence Islamic sect Boko Haram has started killing farmers and destroying farms in its spiritual base of northern Borno State, according to local media reports on Thursday. Full text...

  • Libya: UN rights office condemns use of violence against protestors
    19 november 2013 20:51:41
    New York, US (PANA) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed deep concern about violent incidents in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which have left more than 40 people dead and hundreds injured, and urged the authorities to bring those responsible to justice. Full text...

  • UN rights chief warns on cycle of violence in CAR
    08 november 2013 20:12:49
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, on Friday warned that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) may spin out of control and further destabilise the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian president rules out compensation for victims of Boko Haram attacks
    05 november 2013 19:27:05
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Declaring that government will not pay compensation to victims of attacks by the terror group, Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan has said that his administration would "find ways to assist those who have been affected one way or the other by the violence that began in 2009". Full text...

  • MONUSCO chief issues stern warning to armed groups in eastern DRC
    05 november 2013 06:52:47
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Expressing deep concern about the continued violence in eastern DR Congo, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of the UN Mission to the DRC (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler, has warned all armed groups to desist from taking advantage of the current situation. Full text...

  • Special envoys call for end to violence in DRC
    04 november 2013 11:24:15
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Special envoys of the international community in the Great Lakes region Monday expressed concern about the renewed outbreak of violence between the M23 rebels and the government of DR Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Sudanese Army 'kills tens of rebels, captures nine'
    01 november 2013 10:22:40
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) said they have killed tens of rebels and captured nine others, while three SAF soldiers have been killed in clashes with rebel movements in South Darfur State. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill 2, injure 5 in Benghazi
    29 october 2013 15:02:12
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two persons were killed and five others injured in an attack by gunmen on a camp set up by al-Abidate tribe in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city. Full text...

  • 137 Boko Haram suspects, 13 security agents killed in Nigeria clashes
    26 october 2013 10:48:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 137 Boko Haram suspects and 13 security agents were killed in clashes on Thursday and Friday between security agents and the insurgents in two states in northern Nigeria, the local Punch newspaper reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military imposes curfew on state following Boko Haram attack
    25 october 2013 16:13:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military Friday imposed a 24-hour curfew on the northern state of Yobe, a few hours after suspected Boko Haram members launched a massive attack on the state capital, Damaturu. Full text...

  • UN chief voices concern at escalation of violence in Mozambique
    24 october 2013 16:07:28
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday expressed concern at the recent escalation of violence in Mozambique between government forces and members of the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO). Full text...

  • Nigerian army ''kills'' 37 Boko Haram suspects
    23 october 2013 12:24:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said it had killed 37 suspected members of the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram in the northern state of Borno during an attack aimed at destroying the militants' camps. Full text...

  • Libya dismantles Benghazi terror cell
    22 october 2013 13:03:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A terrorist cell believed to be behind recent assassinations in Libya's second city of Benghazi has been dismantled with a dozen persons, including three Chadian nationals, arrested, a top Benghazi security official said. Full text...

  • UN mission in South Sudan deplores latest violence in Jonglei state
    21 october 2013 14:28:02
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), has strongly condemned Sunday's deadly attacks in South Sudan’s Jonglei state that resulted in many deaths and injuries. Full text...

  • Libyan senior military officer found dead in Benghazi
    17 october 2013 14:00:11
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The body of a Libyan senior military officer, Col. Saad Ambarak al-Faytouri, who was reported missing by his family, was found Thursday without his head, security sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Nigerian military averts Sallah tragedy, kills 40 insurgents
    16 october 2013 10:15:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said it had neutralised a plot by the Islamic militant sect Boko Haram to cause havoc during the ongoing celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, killing 40 suspected sect members. Full text...

  • Libyan army officer's son killed in Benghazi
    15 october 2013 13:03:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The son of an officer of the Libyan army, identified as Anas Faraj al-Sossaa, was killed late Monday in Benghazi in the eastern part of the country, the spokesman for the police brigade in the city, Abdallah al-Zadi, announced. Full text...

  • Libyan football club coach escapes assassination
    14 october 2013 15:23:28
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The coach of the Tripoli-based football club, Al Ahli, Hossam Al-Badry of Egypt, Saturday escaped an assassination attempt after being targeted by unidentified men, according to Mohamed Balta, club spokesperson and member of the club’s Board of Directors.Full text...

  • 'Libyan PM abduction, evidence of weak state security institutions'
    14 october 2013 12:37:55
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Last week's abduction of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan is further evidence of the weakness of the Libyan state and its security and military institutions, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Tarek Mitri, has said Full text...

  • Boko Haram attack fears: 3,000 residents flee one Nigerian state to another
    14 october 2013 10:06:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 3,000 residents of Nigeria's northern Borno state, regarded as the Full text...

  • Ban condemns Egypt violence
    08 october 2013 07:21:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the violence in Egypt that left over 50 people during a national holiday on Sunday, as well as Monday's attacks against military personnel and facilities which reportedly killed eight people and injured many more. Full text...

  • AU set to eliminate sexual violence in Africa
    07 october 2013 06:53:00
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Determined to lay the foundation for strategic measures for prevention and response to sexual violence in Africa, the African Union (AU) is convening a three-day high-level consultation of experts here this week to work out a framework of action to allow victims to access justice and end impunity. Full text...

  • Libyan security forces protect Russian embassy in Tripoli after mob attack
    03 october 2013 16:33:16
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya security forces are currently policing the Russian embassy in Tripoli after it was attacked by armed men who attempted to set the building ablaze and take away the Russian flag, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Ban calls on world's citizens to practice non-violence everyday
    02 october 2013 16:47:23
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Wednesday called on people all over the world to have the courage to turn their backs on violence and stand up for peace and justice. Full text...

  • Amnesty International urges Nigeria to protect schools, students
    01 october 2013 07:33:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Amnesty International has urged Nigerian authorities to ''take urgent measures'' to protect schools and students in the country's North-east, following Sunday's attack that left at least 40 dead in a school in Yobe state. Full text...

  • 3 Libyan security officials killed in Benghazi
    30 september 2013 13:11:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Three Libyan security officials were killed Sunday in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, in attacks mounted by unidentified persons, security sources told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • 40 die in attack on Nigeria school - Official
    29 september 2013 16:52:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Forty students died and five others were injured when gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram opened fire on the dormitory of the College of Agriculture in Gujba in Nigeria's northern state of Yobe on Sunday, hospital officials said. Full text...

  • Many students feared killed in Nigeria school attack
    29 september 2013 12:07:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Many students are feared to have been killed when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Nigeria's northern Yobe State, in the early hours of Sunday. Full text...

  • Boko Haram kills 27 in continuing onslaught on Nigerian state
    29 september 2013 09:34:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 27 people were killed and many others injured in two separate attacks by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Wednesday and Thursday in Nigeria's northern state of Borno, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • PM calls for urgent action to end violent conflict in CAR
    27 september 2013 15:20:12
    New York, US (PANA) – The Central African Republic (CAR) Prime Minister, Nicolas Tiangaye, Full text...

  • UK cautions of terrorist attack on Ghana
    26 september 2013 23:01:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The UK government has warned of an impending terrorist attack on Ghana due to the country’s involvement in peacekeeping operations abroad, an Accra-based private radio station reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • I am not dead - Boko Haram leader
    25 september 2013 21:12:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria's militant Islamic sect Boko Haram, has denied reports that he may have died from injuries he suffered in an encounter with the military, saying he is alive and claiming responsibility for the recent spate of attacks that left many dead in northern Nigeria. Full text...

  • 113 countries pledge to act against sexual violence, rape in war
    25 september 2013 20:48:55
    New York, US (PANA) - A total of 113 countries on Wednesday in New York endorsed a historic new document entitled: "Declaration of Commitment to end Sexual Violence in Conflict." Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Remains of slain Ghanaian poet, academic flown home
    25 september 2013 18:08:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The body celebrated Ghanaian academic, poet and politician, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, who was killed last Saturday during the terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping centre, was flown home on Wednesday amid expression of grief from the general public. Full text...

  • SA woman missing in Kenya attack, police probe possible al-Shabaab link
    25 september 2013 08:57:11
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African High Commission in Kenya has confirmed that a South African woman who was in Nairobi's Westgate Shopping Mall when it was attacked on Saturday is still missing. Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Rawlings consoles Kenya
    24 september 2013 15:50:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings, has sent a message of condolence and solidarity to the government and people of Kenya following the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi on Saturday that has claimed at least 62 lives. Full text...

  • Kenya shopping mall shooting: Kofi Annan expresses shock, horror
    23 september 2013 18:09:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, on Monday expressed shock and horror at the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, that has attracted worldwide condemnation.Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Kenyan security agencies 'control all floors', death toll now 69
    23 september 2013 13:38:46
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said the government forces battling the terrorists holed up in the Westgate Shopping Mall in the capital city of Nairobi on Monday killed two of the attackers who stormed the mall, in addition to gaining control of all the four floors of the building. Full text...

  • South African who died in Kenya terrorist attack named
    23 september 2013 11:49:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The South African who was killed during this weekend’s terrorist attack in Kenya has been identified as James Thomas from Cape Town. Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Standoff enters day 3
    23 september 2013 08:06:49
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The standoff at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi enters day 3 Monday, with some of the terrorists who stormed the mall on Saturday still holed in with an unknown number of hostages. Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Final assault on terrorists underway, death toll now 68
    22 september 2013 19:56:25
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The final assault is underway in Kenya to free the 30 people who are being held hostage by the al-Shabaab terrorists who attacked the Westgate mall in the capital city of Nairobi on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: Unidentified South Africa killed, 6 others trapped
    22 september 2013 14:30:29
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's department of international relations and co-operation has confirmed that a South African was killed in Saturday's shooting at a shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.Full text...

  • Kenya mall shooting: 59 killed, over 170 injured
    22 september 2013 10:15:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 59 people were killed and 175 others injured in Saturday's shooting at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, which is being called the worst terrorist attack in the East African nation since the bombing of the US Embassy in 1998, according to state house spokesman Manoah Esipisu. Full text...

  • Kenyan mall shooting: Ghanaian academic, politician killed
    22 september 2013 07:50:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Saturday's terror attack on a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, by the Somalia-based pro-al Qaeda group, al-Shaabab, claimed the life of Ghanaian academic, poet and politician, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, the Ghana government announced on Sunday. Full text...

  • 3RD UPDATE: Kenyan mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
    21 september 2013 19:57:52
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for Saturday's deadly attack on a mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, which killed at least 30 people and injured 60, according to the Daily Nation newspaper. Full text...

  • 2ND UPDATE: Kenyan mall shooting: Security agents battle gunmen as 30 die, 60 injured
    21 september 2013 17:57:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The death toll from Saturday's shooting at an upscale mall in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi has risen to at least 30, with about 60 injured, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society. Full text...

  • Controversy in Nigeria over killing of Boko Haram 'suspects' in capital city
    21 september 2013 16:53:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Friday's reported clash between Nigerian security operatives and suspected members of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram in the capital city of Abuja has triggered a groundswell of controversy in the country, amid allegations that those killed were not terrorists but petty traders, artisans and others. Full text...

  • UPDATE: 15 killed in Kenyan mall shooting - Red Cross
    21 september 2013 14:23:26
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - At least 15 people have been killed in Saturday's mall shooting incident in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi, according to the Kenya Red Cross. Full text...

  • 12 arrested, several injured in Boko Haram/security operatives clash in Abuja
    20 september 2013 15:23:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the Nigerian militant Islamic sect Boko Haram engaged in a firefight with security operatives in the nation's capital city of Abuja early Friday, leaving several persons injured and 12 suspected sect members arrested, according to the country's State Security Services (SSS). Full text...

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