Society - Crime
  • Uganda's chequered history breeds crime
    16 september 2002 23:07:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A greater part of Uganda's independent history has been characterised by political turmoil, civil strife and economic stagnation whose sum effect has tended to cripple governments ability to combat crime ands maintain law and order. Full text...

  • Ugandans unwilling to help police fight crime, says official
    15 september 2002 16:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandans' reluctance to report criminal activities within their midst results from losing confidence in the justice system, and this has led to a high prevalence of crime in the country, said Amos Ngolobe, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecution. Full text...

  • Mauritian woman kills baby
    13 september 2002 12:30:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian police have arrested a woman in her twenties for killing her 18-month old baby after her companion told her of his intention to leave her and return to his native island of Rodrigues. Full text...

  • Ghana Police bust "419" Nigerian Syndicate
    10 september 2002 19:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian security on Tuesday said it has uncovered a syndicate of foreign nationals that prepared forged documents that have the country's coat of arms embossed on them to dupe people within and outside the country. Full text...

  • South African govt slammed over release of convicted killer
    30 august 2002 09:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A former Azanian People's Liberation Army member and six other men appeared in a Cape Town Court on Thursday afternoon in connection with an armed attack on a cash delivery van earlier in the week. Full text...

  • South African police nab convicted church killer
    29 august 2002 13:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A liberation fighter who was convicted of an attack on a Cape Town church in 1993, which left 16 people dead and 50 others injured, has been arrested following an armed robbery on a security van on Monday. Full text...

  • Bogus degrees discovered in South Africa
    28 august 2002 14:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The first batch of bogus degrees bought off the Internet have made their appearance in South Africa, informed sources indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • South Africa has world-class victim support infrastructure
    27 august 2002 09:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Helen Reeves, Chief Executive of Britain's Victims Support, Monday said that South Africa had a world-class victim support infrastructure. Full text...

  • S. African police may have mistreated de Klerk's murder suspect
    27 august 2002 08:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The man accused of murdering South Africa's former first lady Marike de Klerk was allegedly refused food and water and denied a lawyer during his lengthy interrogation by the South African police. Full text...

  • HRW implicates rebel Commanders in Kisangani war crimes
    20 august 2002 20:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has in a new report, identified top commanders of the Rwanda-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) rebel movement, implicated in the May massacres in Kisangani, DR Congo, and called for their prosecution for war crimes. Full text...

  • Cattle rustlers kill five in Northern Kenya
    19 august 2002 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Five people, including three teenagers were Monday killed when heavily armed bandits attacked herdsmen at Gudas grazing area in northern Kenya's Marsabit district. Full text...

  • Beautician relates how she found ex-S. African first lady's body
    13 august 2002 10:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A beautician employed by South Africa's former first lady Marike de Klerk Monday described how she discovered her body on the bedroom floor of her luxury Cape Town apartment after days of trying to reach her in vain. Full text...

  • Suspect in racist attack in South Africa denied bail
    12 august 2002 15:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A right wing Afrikaner arrested in connection with a brutal attack on a bus in Pretoria two years ago, in which three black people were shot dead, was Monday refused bail. Full text...

  • Burkinabe shoots son dead, mistaking him for patridge
    09 august 2002 19:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Mistaking him for a partridge, a Burkinabe hunter shot his 14-year old son dead this week in the locality of Kiekeledougou, 530 km west of Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe News Agency (AIB) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Racist South African nabbed over attack on bus passengers
    15 june 2002 12:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A white man accused of carrying out a brutal racist attack when he gunned down black passengers on a Pretoria bus two years ago, was arrested Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan police kill Woman gangster
    22 april 2002 19:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police said Monday they killed a woman armed gangster in Nairobi, from whom they recovered two sub-machine guns with seven rounds of ammunition and a pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition. Full text...

  • South Africa to extradite German fugitive to face the law
    20 april 2002 10:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Fugitive German businessman Jurgen Harksen will be sent home, following the signing of an extradition order by South Africa's Justice Minister Penuell Maduna on Friday. Full text...

  • Thief loses private in gunfight with Zimbabwe police
    14 april 2002 16:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A police marksman in Zimbabwe Sunday ripped off the private parts of a suspected armed robber after he tried to escape from a trap law enforcement officers had set for him and other members of his gang. Full text...

  • Theft of IT equipment remains top priority in South Africa
    12 april 2002 13:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Property theft remains South Africa's number one information security risk. Full text...

  • Cape Verde moves to step up security
    10 april 2002 17:08:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- In response to growing insecurity in the country, the government in Cape Verde has announced a series of measures designed to improve security and public order. Full text...

  • Zambia's campaign against corrupt leaders gains ground
    17 march 2002 10:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa's declared crusade against corruption and other vices has begun showing results, with two mayors falling victim to the long arm of the law. Full text...

  • Batswana stage street protests against rape
    01 march 2002 15:53:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Enraged Batswana took to the streets Friday in a peaceful protest march against rising incidences of rape in the country. Full text...

  • Zambian police opens Meridien Bank closure
    28 february 2002 15:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian police said that it would investigate how money released to department for a probe of defunct bank was used by those who received the funds. Full text...

  • Crime suspect forced to undergo operation in South Africa
    27 february 2002 11:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Cape Town High Court in South Africa made international legal history Tuesday by ordering that a bullet must be removed from a crime suspect so that it could be used as evidence against him. Full text...

  • Crime rate drops in Mauritius
    27 february 2002 08:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Crime rate has declined over the past four years in Mauritius, with some 2,542 cases recorded in 1998-1999 compared to only 509 in 2001, according to latest figures from the Police Crime Prevention Unit (CPU). Full text...

  • Robbers kill South African tourist in Ethiopia
    25 february 2002 08:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian police have arrested four suspects over the killing of a South African tourist by suspected armed robbers last week. Full text...

  • South African police swoop on criminals, recover stolen cars
    23 february 2002 19:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police this week swooped on criminals in the Johannesburg area and recovered 90 stolen vehicles with a combined value of over 4,2 million rand (368,000 US dollars) in a seven-day operation dubbed "Operation Tsipa. Full text...

  • Counterfeiter nabbed in eastern Burundi
    22 february 2002 21:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A ring of forgers recently busted in Bujumbura and other Burundi towns is believed to have had an outreach extending to remote localities such as Conkuzo (east) where the local police this week seized a huge amount of fake banknotes. Full text...

  • Robbers Kill Eight Policemen In Lagos
    22 february 2002 11:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rampaging armed robbers shot dead eight policemen in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos Wednesday night, the latest in a series of assault against the law enforcement agents in recent times. Full text...

  • Unidentified men kill Cameroonian Judge
    18 february 2002 19:10:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Paul Nkoe, recently appointed deputy public prosecutor at a Magistrate's Court in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde, was at the weekend assassinated at his home by unidentified men. Full text...

  • South African women, children learn self-defence
    13 february 2002 13:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Crime Buster Self-Defence Campaign plans to train a further 1,4 million women and girls in self-defence courses this year. Full text...

  • South African authorities identify gunman who ran amok
    11 february 2002 09:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Police have revealed the identity of a deranged security guard who killed 10 people and critically wounded seven others at the weekend before taking his own life in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • Former Zambian minister faces theft charge
    08 february 2002 15:39:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Zambian Minister for Works and Supply Godden Mandandi appeared in court Friday on a charge of stealing 82,500 dollars (250 million kwacha) from the national assembly. Full text...

  • Ivorian police nab gangsters that raided journalist's home
    04 february 2002 21:17:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian police say they have arrested two members of a gang, which attacked the home of journalist Laurent Tape Koulou last June, killing two people and injuring a third person. Full text...

  • Three armed robbers burned alive in Lome
    24 january 2002 23:50:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Three armed robbers were burned alive by residents of the Adakpame suburb east of Lome last Tuesday. Full text...

  • South African Airways takes steps to curtail cargo theft
    24 january 2002 11:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Airways has put in place highly visible security patrols at Johannesburg International Airport following a spate of thefts. Full text...

  • South African photographer called to testify in Pagad trial
    21 january 2002 08:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African photographer Benny Gool has again been called to testify in the trial of a vigilante group leader who is charged with murdering a senior gang leader in Cape Town six years ago. Full text...

  • Cape Town court denies bail for suspected De Klerk murderer
    16 january 2002 17:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- After two days of testimony, a 21-year-old security guard charged with murdering Marike De Klerk, former wife of Nobel Laureate F. Full text...

  • 13 Kenyans to hang for armed robbery
    15 january 2002 10:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thirteen people have been sentenced to death by a court for armed robbery in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone police question Lebanese in armed robbery probe
    12 january 2002 17:42:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Police detectives in Sierra Leone are investigating four Lebanese nationals in connection with a landmark armed robbery in which a prominent businessman was killed late last month. Full text...

  • Burundi police shoot dead two gangsters in Bujumbura
    31 december 2001 10:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian police Saturday night shot dead two gangsters who tried to attack the Buyenzi area in central Bujumbura, the police said Sunday. Full text...

  • ANC youth leaguers take tough stance on gangsters
    14 december 2001 20:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) and the Free State Provincial Government have formed a united powerful force to fight against gangsters in Bethlehem. Full text...

  • Anti-crime strategy pays dividends in South Africa
    14 december 2001 12:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Cellphone thefts have been identified as the major cause of the rise in aggravated robbery and insurance fraud in South Africa. Full text...

  • Togo police seize weapons from suspected arms dealers
    12 december 2001 21:47:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo police are holding 97 pump guns, 22 hunting rifles and 10,250 cartridges taken from seven suspected arms dealers, police have said. Full text...

  • Suspect in De Klerk's murder appears in Cape Town court
    10 december 2001 16:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The 21-year-old security guard suspected of killing Marike de Klerk, wife of South Africa's last apartheid-era president, appeared in court Monday in connection with her murder. Full text...

  • Minister promises legal review in Mozambique
    07 december 2001 17:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique is to reform its legal system to ensure that suspects of violent crimes are denied bail, Interior Minister Almerino Manhenje has said. Full text...

  • Suspect confesses killing former South African First Lady
    07 december 2001 09:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town police say a security guard detained in connection with the murder of former First Lady Marike de Klerk confessed to the crime late on Thursday night. Full text...

  • French engineer shot dead in Abidjan
    05 december 2001 19:49:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Three gangsters on Tuesday evening shot dead a Frenchman in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital, police sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ex-wife of former South African President believed murdered
    05 december 2001 11:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- As details emerge on the death of Marike de Klerk, ex-wife of erstwhile South African President FW de Klerk, the initial fears of a suicide are giving way to suspected murder. Full text...

  • Growing outrage in South Africa over child rape
    04 december 2001 14:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- There is growing outrage in South Africa over the high incidents of child rape with indications that angry communities are more willing to take the law into their own hands. Full text...

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