Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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