Violence in Africa -
  • 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...

  • 142 bodies 'recovered' after Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria
    20 september 2013 09:33:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A total of 142 bodies have been evacuated from the scenes of attacks by the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria's northern Borno State, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, the local media reported Friday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Army says only 16 soldiers killed in clash with Boko Haram
    18 september 2013 12:45:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Army has said it killed 150 members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect and lost 16 soldiers, including one officer, in a battle against the sect in the northern state of Borno last week. Full text...

  • Car explosion kills policeman in Benghazi
    18 september 2013 12:36:24
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A police officer was killed Tuesday when his vehicle exploded in the Benghazi district of Simani, the spokesman of the joint security brigade in Benghazi, Col. Abdallah al-Zaidi, told PANA. Full text...

  • 40 Nigerian troops killed, 65 missing after Boko Haram ambush - Paper
    17 september 2013 19:56:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - At least 40 Nigerian soldiers were killed and 65 others are missing after they ran into an ambush by suspected Boko Haram members in Borno State 13 September, the Nigerian online Premium Times newspaper reported in an exclusive report on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Assassinations in Benghazi worry UN
    16 september 2013 13:36:57
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed concern over the new spate of assassinations targeting Libyan security agents, especially in the country's second city of Benghazi. Full text...

  • Clashes in southern Libya kill 9
    16 september 2013 13:30:40
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Nine persons were killed and five others injured in last week's armed clashes in the southern Libyan region of Ghadamech, the Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition wants ethnic militia curtailed after killing of 50 people
    16 september 2013 13:15:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday urged the federal government to move fast to curtail the activities of en ethnic cult/militia group which has been spreading terror in northern Nasarawa state, Full text...

  • Kidnapped Archbishop freed unharmed in Nigeria
    15 september 2013 09:42:44
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - The police in Nigeria's southern Rivers State Sunday confirmed the release of Archbishop Ignatius Kattey who was kidnapped by gunmen 6 September, 2013. Full text...

  • HRW wants South Sudan Army held accountable over civilian killings
    14 september 2013 14:46:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The South Sudan army must be held accountable for the atrocities perpetrated against civilians in Jonglei State, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. Full text...

  • AU encourages Egyptians to avoid violence
    14 september 2013 07:57:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has re-emphasised the need for all parties in the Egyptian conflict “to eschew all forms of violence and uphold the spirit of dialogue, inclusivity and national reconciliation”. Full text...

  • 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...

Special File - Violence in Africa

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