Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • 34 people killed in Kinshasa violence Monday
    30 december 2013 19:40:46
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Violent attacks perpetrated simultaneously Monday against the offices of the Congo National Radio Television (CNRT), the headquarters of the Armed forces of the DR Congo (FARCD) and the international airport here have claimed 34 lives. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian military kills 63 suspected Islamists'
    30 december 2013 16:54:28
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military announced on Monday it had killed a total of 63 suspected members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in two major attacks in the country's north.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Police arrest Lebanese for battering pregnant woman
    28 december 2013 10:42:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The police have arrested Lebanese Kaveh Noine, who reportedly assaulted a pregnant worker in his printing company based in the commercial city of Lagos two weeks ago, causing her to lose her seven-month pregnancy. Full text...

  • Two Libyan army officers killed in Benghazi
    28 december 2013 10:21:07
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Two officers of the Libyan army were killed by unidentified gunmen on Thursday and Friday in the country's restive eastern city of Benghazi, a source close to the city's security service said. Full text...

  • Ban reiterates call for end to inter-communal violence in CAR
    27 december 2013 16:58:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Amid reports of bodies found on the streets of the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing for an end to the inter-communal violence between Christians and Muslims, calling the continued fighting "appalling".Full text...

  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared ''terrorist group''
    26 december 2013 14:38:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Egyptian government on Wednesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a ''terrorist group'', following a deadly bomb blast in Delta city of Mansoura, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Muslim Brotherhood denies link to Egypt's bomb blast
    25 december 2013 15:10:56
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denied any link to Tuesday's bomb blast that killed 15 people and injured 134 others, according to Egypt's Daily News.Full text...

  • Gunmen kill soldier in Libya
    25 december 2013 11:13:39
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - An unidentified gunmen Tuesday killed a Libyan soldier in Benghazi, while an explosive device injured the son another Libya soldier, security sources said here. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'kills' 50 Islamists
    24 december 2013 13:30:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said on Tuesday it had killed 50 suspected members of the violent Islamic sect Boko Haram in a reprisal against the terrorists who attacked a military formation in northern Borno State on Friday. Full text...

  • Ban demands end to violence against civilians in South Sudan
    23 december 2013 15:28:57
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on South Sudanese political and military leaders to end all hostilities and targeted attacks against civilians in the country. Full text...

  • South Sudanese intellectual warns Juba slipping into ethnic warfare
    22 december 2013 16:15:29
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - South Sudan could be slipping into a nasty tribal warfare if the two parties to the current unrest in their homeland fail to seriously engage in a peaceful dialogue, according to a South Sudanese intellectual and politician in the diaspora.Full text...

  • Suicide bombers kill 8 in Benghazi
    22 december 2013 15:42:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A suicide attack on a security check point in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the second largest in the country, on Saturday claimed the lives of eight people and injured many others, the Libya news agency reported, quoting sources at the security brigade of Benghazi. Full text...

  • UN Security Council condemns killings of civilians, peacekeepers in South Sudan
    20 december 2013 19:41:51
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the assault on a UN compound in Akobo, South Sudan, which left some 20 civilians and two peacekeepers dead.Full text...

  • 10 students suspended at Egypt's Azhar University
    19 december 2013 18:52:29
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Over a dozen students, who are members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, have been suspended from taking their examinations at the Azhar University, according to the local paper, Egypt's Daily News.Full text...

  • France calls for dialogue in South Sudan
    19 december 2013 18:42:24
    Paris, France (PANA) – The French Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday called on all parties involved in the conflict in South Sudan to engage in a dialogue and end the violence that has affected the country since Sunday.Full text...

  • CAR: Amnesty calls for deployment of robust UN peacekeeping force
    19 december 2013 11:15:35
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in the Central African Republic (CAR), Amnesty International said at the close of a two-week mission to the country. Full text...

  • Ban, UN Security Council urge South Sudanese parties to cease hostilities
    18 december 2013 19:46:57
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged all parties in South Sudan to immediately cease hostilities and exercise restraint to prevent the further spread of violence in the country. Full text...

  • South Sudan: UN envoy urges calm as thousands seek refuge at UN bases
    17 december 2013 15:22:32
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is deeply concerned about a new bout of fighting that has forced an estimated 13,000 civilians, many of them women and children, to seek refuge at the UN base in Juba, the country's capital city. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims responsibility for Maiduguri attack, threatens US
    12 december 2013 14:49:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's violent Islamic sect Boko Haram, Thursday claimed responsibility for the 2 December attack on military and other targets in Maiduguri, north Eastern Nigeria during which five military planes were destroyed and 24 of the insurgents killed. Full text...

  • Car explosion kills one, wounds 5 in Benghazi
    09 december 2013 12:34:32
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - One person died and five others were wounded in a car explosion on Sunday in Benghazi, Libya, following the funeral of Col. Kamel Bazaza, a security chief who was killed a day earlier by an explosive thrown at his car. Full text...

  • Ban, African leaders meet in Paris on violence in CAR
    08 december 2013 13:47:07
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday in Paris, France, held a meeting with some African leaders to discuss the escalating inter-communal violence and worsening humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • UN alarmed at worsening violence in CAR
    08 december 2013 05:02:18
    New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and several UN agencies have voiced alarm at the escalating inter-communal violence and worsening humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), where more than 400 people were reportedly killed in three days of violence and hundreds have fled their homes. Full text...

  • 500 Boko Haram suspects for trial, 167 to be released
    04 december 2013 12:00:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has recommended the immediate trial of over 500 Boko Haram suspects arrested in the course of anti-terror security operations against insurgents in the northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Full text...

  • Radio station manager murdered in Tripoli
    03 december 2013 12:51:00
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The body of the manager of a private radio station (Tripoli FM) in Libya, Ridhwan al-Gharyani, was found riddled with bullets in a suburb of the Libyan capital Monday, the station said in a statement. Full text...

  • Boko Haram: 5 military planes destroyed, 24 insurgents killed in Nigeria
    02 december 2013 19:23:33
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Defence Headquarters on Monday confirmed the coordinated attacks on the Nigerian Air Force Base and some Nigerian Army locations in Maiduguri, the hub of the Boko Haram terror activities. Full text...

  • Nigerian state imposes 24-hour curfew after attacks
    02 december 2013 12:54:35
    Maiduguri, Nigeria (PANA) - Borno State in northern Nigeria Monday slammed a 24-hour curfew on the capital, Maiduguri, following early morning attacks on the city by suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

  • 40 killed in Nigeria attack
    26 november 2013 15:21:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 40 people were killed on Monday night, when armed men attacked three locations in Barkinladi local government area of Nigeria's central Plateau state, which has witnessed a recurring ethno-religious violence over the years, the online Premium Times newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ban urges people to say no to violence against women
    25 november 2013 15:27:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on people to wear the colour orange to mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, which is marked on 25 November. Full text...

  • Suspected Islamists kill 12 in Nigerian state
    24 november 2013 12:52:09
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 12 people were killed and many others seriously wounded when armed men numbering about 30 invaded a village in Nigeria's northern state of Borno around midnight on Thursday, the local Leadership newspaper reported Sunday, quoting the Full text...

  • 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...

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