Violence in Africa -
  • 11 killed in clashes between Libyan security men and tribal warriors in Durj
    13 september 2013 14:21:43
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Eleven persons were killed and many more injured Thursday night following clashes involving the Libyan border guards and members of the al-Jaramila tribe in Durj, some 550 kilometres away from Tripoli, security sources reported Friday. Full text...

  • Explosion rocks building housing Libyan Foreign Ministry in Benghazi
    11 september 2013 13:15:08
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) - A building housing Libya's foreign ministry in the country's second city of Benghazi was rocked by an explosion early Wednesday, causing extensive damage to the building and nearby ones. Full text...

  • Libya urged to reinforce security of foreign embassies
    10 september 2013 12:48:37
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An official of the Libyan High Commission for Security, Gen. Nasser al-Dine Abou Iza, has urged the government to enhance security at the foreign embassies in the country. Full text...

  • 18 die in Boko Haram/vigilante clash in Nigerian state
    09 september 2013 10:45:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 13 members of the youth vigilance group assisting the Nigerian military to hunt members of the Islamic sect in the northern part of the country, and five Boko Haram members, were killed in a clash in Benisheik Town, 72km west of Maiduguri, in a clash on Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'kills 50 Boko Haram suspects'
    07 september 2013 12:37:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian army troops have killed 50 suspected Boko Haram insurgents in a counter-attack after the sect killed over 20 civilians in two separate attacks in northern Borno state. Full text...

  • Nigerian oil militants threaten attack on independence day
    05 september 2013 08:45:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), an umbrella group for Nigeria's oil militants, has threatened to attack a Chevron facility in the oil producing Niger Delta region on this year's independence day, to be observed 1 Oct. Full text...

  • Gunmen "close" Tripoli airport
    02 september 2013 14:24:41
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Gunmen stormed Tripoli’s international airport, blocking the tarmac and stopping a plane, belonging to the al-Barak plane from Benghazi, from taking off, security sources disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Libya to deploy over 1,400 policemen in Benghazi
    01 september 2013 14:33:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government will deploy 1,435 police officers to Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, to enhance security in that city, according to a top security official, Col. Abdallah al-Zandini, who was speaking Sunday on Radio Libya. Full text...

  • Boko Haram kills 24 youth vigilante members in Nigeria
    01 september 2013 10:33:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 24 members of the youth vigilance group that has been assisting the military Joint Task Force (JTF) to hunt down members of the Nigerian Islamic sect Boko Haram were killed in an ambush by sect members in the northern state of Borno on Friday night, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Libyan army prosecutor killed
    30 august 2013 14:46:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Prosecutor of Libya’s military court of Benghazi, Col. Ali al-Asseifar, was killed on Thursday by an explosive device hidden under his vehicle, the Libyan news agency reported. Full text...

  • Rwanda troops deployed at Congolese border
    29 august 2013 22:32:26
    Gisenyi, Rwanda (PANA) – A convoy of lorries carrying troops, materiel as well as light tanks arrived on Thursday evening in the locality of Gisenyi on the border with Goma in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after mortar shells were fired the same day into Rwandan territory from the Congolese city, sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UN Security Council demands end to DRC violence
    29 august 2013 21:14:53
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Security Council on Thursday reiterated its demand to M23 and all other rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to halt "all forms of violence and lay down their arms", amid renewed fighting in the country's strife-torn eastern region. Full text...

  • Security Council 'concerned' about violence in S. Sudan
    24 august 2013 10:27:54
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The UN security council has expressed “grave concern” over recent violence in South Sudan that has affected thousands of civilians, saying the government of Juba should exert more effort to curb it.Full text...

  • Gunmen kill 44 in Nigerian village
    24 august 2013 08:41:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram on Tuesday night killed 44 people in the village of Dumba, near Baga town, where a clash between sect members and the military left at least 185 dead and over 2,000 houses burnt in April. Full text...

  • Boko Haram kills 4 in fresh attack
    21 august 2013 17:32:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As controversy continues to trail the reported killing of Abubakar Shekau, leader of Nigeria's violent Islamic sect Boko Haram, the group has struck again, killing four persons and injuring eight others in a dawn attack in Flatari, northern Borno state, Wednesday. Full text...

  • JTF throws light on how Boko Haram leader, Shekau, died (re-issued)
    19 august 2013 19:51:22
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Joint Task Force (JTF), under the code name Operation RESTORE ORDER, has thrown some light on the possible cause of death of the most dreaded Boko Haram leader, Abubakur Shekau.Full text...

  • JTF to Boko Haram members: Lay down arms, embrace dialogue
    19 august 2013 17:58:08
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Joint Task Force (JTF), under the code name Operation RESTORE ORDER, has appealed to members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, to lay down their arms and embrace the Federal Government’s offer for dialogue.Full text...

  • Libya condemns attack on Egyptian Consulate in Benghazi
    18 august 2013 12:25:33
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has condemned Saturday's bomb attack on the Egyptian Consulate in Benghazi, Libya's second city, saying it will not affect the excellent ties between the two North African countries. Full text...

  • Boko Haram 'sets ablaze 300 vehicles'
    18 august 2013 12:07:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Suspected Boko Haram members on Saturday set ablaze 300 vehicles in Damboa, situated 87 kilometres from Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northern Borno state, in continuation of their attacks on the town, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Egypt Crisis: US agency condemns violence in Egypt
    16 august 2013 20:18:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says it is deeply concerned by the violence against protesters and the targeting of churches in Egypt. Full text...

  • UN says sexual, gender-based violence pervasive in Somalia
    16 august 2013 19:50:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday said about 800 cases of sexual and gender-based violence had been reported in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, during the first six months of the year. Full text...

  • UN Security Council calls for end to violence in Egypt
    16 august 2013 19:25:39
    New York, US (PANA) - The members of the UN Security Council have stressed the importance of ending violence in Egypt following the killing and wounding of scores of people when security forces moved in to clear sit-ins in Cairo on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian govt calls for cessation of violence in Egypt
    16 august 2013 15:57:40
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Mauritanian government has called on Egyptian security forces and pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstrators to end their bloody clashes, according to an official government statement, released here Friday. Full text...

  • EU condemns violence in Egypt
    15 august 2013 17:46:59
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union has condemned the recent violence in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, and other parts of the country and expressed solidarity with relatives of those killed and injured. Full text...

  • 'Boko Haram's number two leader killed'
    14 august 2013 15:23:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military Wednesday said its troops had killed the deputy leader of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram during an attack on the sect in northern Borno state. Full text...

  • Libyan Army Colonel injured in car-bomb attack
    14 august 2013 13:42:59
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A Libyan Army Colonel narrowly escaped death, even though he suffered some injuries to his leg, when an explosive device apparently planted in his car exploded in the second city of Benghazi Tuesday, military sources told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Boko Haram claims responsibility for recent deadly attacks
    13 august 2013 11:44:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's militant Islamic sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a string of recent deadly attacks in northern Borno and Yobe states, even as the sect is being blamed for another deadly attack that left at least 52 dead over the weekend. Full text...

  • Thousands of Libyans attend journalist Kawsade’s funeral
    11 august 2013 12:03:31
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Thousands of Libyans living in Benghazi, the country’s second largest city, on Saturday attended the funeral of the TV “Libre Libye” reporter, Ezzidine Kawsade, who was killed on Friday by unidentified gunmen.Full text...

  • Death toll from Nigeria attacks reviewed upwards for soldiers, policemen
    10 august 2013 19:53:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Twelve soldiers and seven policemen died in the two separate attacks by the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram in Nigeria's northern Borno state on 4 Aug., the military Joint Task Force (JTF) said on Saturday, revising upwards the military death toll from 2 soldiers and one policeman. Full text...

  • Nigeria tightens security in key city ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations
    07 august 2013 11:44:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian army and the police have beefed up security in the northern city of Kano, ahead of the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of fasting, Wednesday or Thursday. Full text...

  • Rwanda blames Kigali grenade attacks on DRC-based rebel movement
    05 august 2013 16:52:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Rwandan police on Monday said that two persons had confessed to perpetrating the grenade attacks on a market in Kigali in which three persons were killed. Full text...

  • Boko Haram attacks leave 35 dead in Nigeria
    05 august 2013 16:14:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 35 people were killed and several others injured in two separate attacks by the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the military said on Monday. Full text...

  • Ex-Libyan Army Chief of Staff injured in Tripoli attack
    05 august 2013 11:34:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The former Chief of Staff of the Libyan army, Gen. Salem Kinidi, was slightly wounded in an apparent assassination attempt against him on Sunday evening in Tripoli, while he was driving home from work, according to the Libyan News Agency. Full text...

  • Libyan authorities beef up security in Benghazi
    04 august 2013 12:50:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan authorities on Saturday deployed over 900 members of its Special Security Forces to trouble spots in Benghazi as part of the government’s efforts to tackle the violent attacks targeting the city’s police stations and some public figures, PANA reports here. Full text...

  • OIC condemns continued violence, killings in Libya
    02 august 2013 19:18:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Full text...

  • Group seeks arrest of rights activist's killers in Libya
    02 august 2013 12:45:10
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Libyan National Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedom Full text...

  • UNICEF launches initiative to highlight ‘invisible’ violence against children
    31 july 2013 19:46:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Violence against children often goes unseen, unheard and unreported, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 12 die in Nigeria explosions - Military
    30 july 2013 13:30:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The military Joint Task Force (JTF) battling the Islamic insurgents in northern Nigeria has said 12 people were killed in the explosions that rocked the northern city of Kano on Monday evening. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamists kill 29 in Nigeria
    29 july 2013 12:06:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram killed a total of 29 people in separate attacks in Nigeria's northern Borno state over the weekend, the local media reported Monday, citing sources at the military Joint Task Force (JTF) battling the sect Full text...

  • Crisis in Egypt: Ban speaks with Egypt's interim VP
    29 july 2013 07:35:09
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed ''profound concern'' about the direction in which the transition in Egypt is moving and reiterated his strong condemnation of the upsurge of violence that has led to scores of deaths and injuries. Full text...

  • 3 killed in Benghazi violence
    27 july 2013 13:36:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Three persons were killed as the Libyan city of Benghazi witnessed a bloody Friday with unknown gunmen on the rampage, PANA reported, quoting security sources. Full text...

  • Cape Town highway barricaded by angry protesters over housing
    26 july 2013 13:52:49
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Angry protesters, who Friday barricaded a busy Cape Town highway over their housing conditions, have clashed with the police, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Libya condemns rising violence in the country
    24 july 2013 21:24:05
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Acts of violence, killing, destruction and attacks against public buildings are desperate attempts aimed at making neighbouring countries and the world believe that Libya is unsafe and unstable, the official spokesperson for the Interior ministry, Rami Said Kaal, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Authorities arrest suspected perpetrators of deadly violence in Guinea
    24 july 2013 15:42:55
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) – Several people living in the Guinean Forestry region, some 900km from the capital Conakry, have been arrested following the recent clashes in the area which claimed the lives of dozens of people, PANA learnt late Tuesday from official sources.Full text...

  • EU finances programme to combat gender-based violence in DRC
    24 july 2013 12:41:41
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - The European Union (EU) is to fund, at a cost of 25 million Euros, a programme aimed at combating gender-based violence in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Pervasive violence in Libya worries rights organisations
    23 july 2013 12:56:19
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libyan human rights organisations have warned of the danger posed to the country by the pervasive violence and crimes, including kidnappings and murders, recorded in throughout the country in recent days. Full text...

  • Rwandans targeted in East DRC attacks
    22 july 2013 13:03:08
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandans attempting to cross the DR Congo's border into the city of Goma in the North-Kivu province have continued to be the target of attacks by Congolese security forces, according to eyewitness accounts published in the local media Monday. Full text...

  • 2 killed, 4 injured in deadly clashes in Tripoli
    19 july 2013 18:24:58
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two persons were killed and four others injured in clashes between two armed groups in the district of Zouhour, in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, PANA reported, quoting security sources.Full text...

  • 85 DRC soldiers cross into Rwanda, fleeing advancing M23 fighters
    18 july 2013 19:17:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Eighty-five soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have crossed the border into Rwanda in their bid to escape from advancing M23 rebel fighters, sources in the region reported, quoting a senior UN Official, Richard Goldstone. Full text...

  • Nigerian military ''arrests'' in-laws of Boko Haram leader
    16 july 2013 09:56:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In what is being described a breakthrough in the campaign against terrorism, the Nigerian military said it had arrested the in-laws of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

Special File - Violence in Africa

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