Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • Two shells fired from eastern DRC land in Rwanda
    15 july 2013 19:13:56
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan army has strongly condemned Monday's firing of two mortar shells on its territory from eastern Democratic Republic of congo (DRC), describing the attack as ''provocative''.Full text...

  • Nigeria insists it reached ceasefire deal with Boko Haram despite denial
    15 july 2013 11:02:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government insisted Monday it had reached a deal that will lead to a cease-fire pact with the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram, even though the sect's leader has denied such a deal. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'not aware' of Boko Haram cease-fire
    12 july 2013 11:27:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military is not aware of the cease-fire deal reportedly reached between the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram and the federal government earlier this week, the local Thisday newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • 'Zim police intimidate human rights defenders ahead of polls'
    12 july 2013 09:51:37
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - A new report by Amnesty International has said Zimbabwean police have continued to target and intimidate human rights defenders ahead of elections later this month. Full text...

  • Nigerian security agents kill suspected terrorist in raid
    11 july 2013 17:12:24
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - One suspected terrorist was killed and another captured during a raid by soldiers and State Security Service (SSS) agents on the hideout of the suspects in Nigeria's northern Sokoto State, the Nigerian Army said Thursday. Full text...

  • Amnesty International urges Nigerian govt to protect schools from attacks
    09 july 2013 12:31:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Global rights group Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government to prevent attacks on schools to protect children’s lives and their right to education. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian government signs cease-fire pact with Boko Haram
    08 july 2013 21:47:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has announced the signing of a cease-fire agreement with the Islamic sect Boko Haram. Full text...

  • Israeli construction worker abducted in Nigeria
    08 july 2013 21:14:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - An Israeli working with the construction firm, Setraco, was on Monday abducted by gunmen in Benin City, capital of Nigeria's southern Edo state, the police said. Full text...

  • '51 killed, over 400 injured in Egypt violence'
    08 july 2013 18:21:57
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Fears of violence in the wake of last week's deposition of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military came to pass on Monday, when the country's security forces clashed with Morsi's supporters in the capital city of Cairo, leaving 51 dead and at least 435 injured. Full text...

  • Nigerian state shut schools after students' killing
    08 july 2013 10:03:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - All secondary schools in Nigeria's northern Yobe state are to be shut with effect from Monday (8 July) till September, following the killing of 33 students and one teacher of the Government Secondary School in Mamudo, 92 kilometres from the state capital, Damaturu, on Saturday. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill 20 students, one teacher in Nigeria school attack
    06 july 2013 19:06:25
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Twenty students and one teacher were killed when gunmen suspected to be members of the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram attacked a secondary school in Mamudo in Nigeria's northern Yobe state at dawn Saturday, the military said. Full text...

  • Nigeria jailbreak: Police re-arrest 54 of 175 escaped inmates
    02 july 2013 07:59:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The police in Nigeria's South-west Ondo state said they have re-arrested 54 of the 175 inmates who escaped from a prison that was attacked by 30 gunmen in the state capital, Akure, on Sunday. Full text...

  • Gunmen attack prison in Nigerian state, free 175 inmates
    30 june 2013 18:25:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 175 inmates of a prison in Akure, capital of Nigeria's South-west Ondo state, were set free on Sunday when gunmen attacked the prison with guns and explosives, the local media reported. Full text...

  • 48 killed in Nigeria's recurring violence
    28 june 2013 13:24:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 48 people have been killed in the latest violence in Langtang South in Nigeria's northern Plateau state, which has witnessed recurring ethno-religious violence for several years. Full text...

  • UN Security Council strengthens efforts to fight sexual violence in conflicts
    24 june 2013 21:40:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Security Council on Monday sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end the impunity, which it says affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys. Full text...

  • Violence against women, ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ - WHO
    21 june 2013 13:04:50
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill 32 people in Nigerian state
    19 june 2013 13:19:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 150 gunmen riding on 38 motorcycles on Tuesday killed 32 people when they attacked the Kizara village in Nigeria's northern Zamfara State, the local media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian military 'rescues' abducted French citizen
    19 june 2013 09:46:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military said it had rescued a French national, Benjamin Elan, who was abducted 13 June off the Nigerian coast. Full text...

  • 11 killed in Nigeria attack
    17 june 2013 23:21:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 11 persons, including two teachers and seven students, were killed on Sunday night when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked the Government Secondary School in Damaturu, capital of Nigeria's northern Yobe state, the local media reported on Monday. Full text...

  • UN calls on Libyans to support legitimate institutions
    17 june 2013 16:20:47
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called on all Libyans to support their country's legitimate institutions, following armed attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in several deaths and injuries. Full text...

  • Malian govt. extends State of Emergency on territory
    05 june 2013 18:16:12
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian government on Tuesday decided to extend, for the third time, the State of Emergency declared on the country since January, according to a press statement issued at the end of the council of ministers’ meeting.Full text...

  • Hezbollah armoury discovered in Nigeria
    31 may 2013 09:00:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has announced the discovery of an armoury belonging to the Lebanese group Hezbollah in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, which has been attacked several times by the local Islamic sect Boko Haram Full text...

  • Boko Haram: 90 women, children to be freed
    24 may 2013 11:23:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 90 women and children being held in connection with the activities of the Nigerian Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram are to be released in the first phase of the implementation of a presidential directive on the release. Full text...

  • Tripoli TV station burnt in clashes between vigilante group and "outlaws"
    23 may 2013 13:43:23
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - La Jeunesse, a television station in central Tripoli, the Libyan capital, was razed by angry demonstrators who were protesting the death of a citizen during a manhunt for a drug dealer mounted by a local vigilante group in the neighborhood of "Karkach". Full text...

  • Nigerian military to free terror suspects
    21 may 2013 19:00:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military announced on Tuesday that it would release a number of suspects, including all women, being held over alleged terrorists activities. Full text...

  • 3 soldiers, 14 Boko Haram insurgents die in Nigeria military offensive
    19 may 2013 21:58:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram insurgents in the country's South-east on Sunday killed 14 of the insurgents, but lost three of their men, while seven (troops) were wounded and one declared missing. Full text...

  • 3 killed, 15 injured in Bujumbura attack
    19 may 2013 16:23:36
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - At least three persons were killed and some 15 others injured on Saturday night by unidentified gunmen during a raid on Gatumba’s sea resort, located in the Western part of the capital, Bujumbura, the private African Radio quoted security sources as saying. Full text...

  • Parts of Nigerian state under emergency rule slammed with 24-hour curfew
    19 may 2013 09:00:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The military has imposed a 24-hour curfew on parts of Maiduguri, capital city of Nigeria's northern Borno state which is one of the three states placed under emergency rule last week to stem the activities of the Islamic sect Boko Haram, the local media reported Sunday. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian troops capture 65 Boko Haram insurgents, kill 10'
    18 may 2013 16:13:19
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian military has arrested a total of 65 Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, Borno State capital, while fleeing from various camps now under attack by the military's Special Forces.Full text...

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