Society - Prison
  • Mauritania to open new prison soon
    24 july 2006 10:26:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania will soon open a new prison in the Daar Naim commune, a northern suburb of Nouakchott, sources at the Department of Prisons revealed Monday. Full text...

  • Professionals quit Ghana Prisons Service over conditions
    14 june 2006 20:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Prisons authorities of Ghana Prisons Service have expressed worries that poor service conditions were forcing the mass exodus of personnel with professional backgrounds from the service. Full text...

  • Three Islamists escape from Nouakchott prison
    28 april 2006 11:17:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Three Mauritania Islamists arrested under the former regime for alleged ties with Osama Bin Laden's terrorist network have escaped from the Nouakchott civil prison, an official source said here Friday. Full text...

  • Convict for Mozambique journalist murder in another jail break attempt
    15 april 2006 12:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Anibal dos Santos Junior, alias "Anibalzinho," who is serving a 30-year jail sentence for the November 2000 murder of Mozambican journalist Carlos Cardoso, has made another attempt to escape from his Maputo prison, the national news agency, AIM, reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Violent Burundi students jailed for five years
    28 january 2006 13:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A court has sentenced five Rutana high schools students in southern Burundi to five years imprisonment after finding them guilty of causing actual bodily harm to their headmaster, judiciary sources reported. Full text...

  • Burundi reprieves 600 political prisoners
    10 january 2006 21:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's Justice Minister Clotilde Niragira, Tuesday announced the provisional pardon of 673 political prisoners in the country. Full text...

  • Amnesty hails Nigeria's plan to release 25,000 prisoners
    10 january 2006 13:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) has welcomed the plan by the Nigerian government to release 25,000 out of the 45,000 inmates in the country's 277 prisons as part of an envisaged prison reform programme. Full text...

  • Kenyan inmates donate food to famine-stricken
    05 january 2006 18:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Vice President Moody Awori Thursday received a consignment of food donation intended for hunger-stricken families in the country, courtesy of prisoners who skipped their New Year day meal to help their starving compatriots. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins prison reform
    05 january 2006 17:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian cabinet has approved measures for the immediate decongestion of the nation's 277 prisons, where about 65 per cent of the 45,000 inmates are awaiting trial, according to Justice Minister Bayo Ojo. Full text...

  • Nigeria to free 25,000 inmates under major prisons reform
    04 january 2006 21:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian cabinet Wednesday approved measures for the immediate decongestion of the nation's 277 prisons, where 65 percent of the 45,000 inmates are awaiting trial, according to Justice Minister Bayo Ojo. Full text...

  • One killed in Cape Verde prison riot
    26 december 2005 21:03:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- One prisoner died and three others sustained injuries in Sunday's riot at the Sao Martinho prison, near Praia, prison director Carlos Rocha announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Brazil finances reinsertion of Angolan prisoners
    15 november 2005 22:47:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and Brazil have initiated a co-operation project for the social reinsertion of young Angolan prisoners through sports, official sources indicated here. Full text...

  • Mozambique plans unified prison system
    31 october 2005 17:10:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government intends to push ahead with plans to unify the country's prison system, justice minister Esperanca Machavela said here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to stem rising jailbreaks
    30 september 2005 11:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's prison authorities have set up a "rapid response squad" to deal with the rising cases of jailbreak in the country's prisons, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • 100 inmates escaped during Nigeria prison riot
    29 september 2005 11:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 100 inmates of the federal prison in Nigeria's Midwestern city of Auchi escaped during a riot over the quality of food served in the prison, the local press reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Several inmates feared killed in Lagos prison riot
    20 september 2005 14:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Several inmates at the Ikoyi Prison in Nigeria's commercial city of Lagos were feared killed or injured Tuesday after armed policemen were called in to quell a riot by the inmates, eyewitnesses said. Full text...

  • Libya pardons 1,675 prisoners
    03 september 2005 16:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has released 1,675 prisoners, the majority of whom served more than half of their sentences, from prison in Tripoli Friday night, the Libyan People's General Committee for Justice told PANA here. Full text...

  • Cameroonian prison wardens kill four escapees
    16 august 2005 19:25:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian prison wardens shot four persons to death after some 57 inmates staged a spectacular escape from the main prison in Buea, the country's south-western region about 60 km from Douala, the economic capital. Full text...

  • Mauritania moves inmates from Nouakchott prison
    03 june 2005 23:20:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian authorities on Friday transferred several scores of inmates from the main prison in Nouakchott's Ksar area to another one in the Dar Naim zone, judiciary sources revealed here. Full text...

  • AI demands release of 6 women prisoners in Eritrea
    24 may 2005 16:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Human rights group, Amnesty International (AI), Tuesday called for the release of six Eritrean women prisoners on the occasion of the country's independence anniversary. Full text...

  • Alleged putschist, notorious criminals break jail in Guinea
    15 may 2005 20:22:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A number of civilian and military detainees at a local prison here broke out of their cells and wrestle an undisclosed number of military weapons as they escaped the city, military sources revealed here Sunday. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea invites AI to inspect its prisons
    19 april 2005 21:32:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea's Justice and Religious Affairs Minister Angel Masie Mibuy has invited the London-based Amnesty International to visit his country's prisons. Full text...

  • E. Guinea presidency denies AI allegations
    18 april 2005 10:34:00
    Malabo- Equatorial Guinea (PANA) -- Equatorial Guinea has described Amnesty International as a "faceless organisation" following the human rights body's recent allegations that inmates were nearly starving at Black Beach, the Malabo central jail. Full text...

  • Malawi govt queried over delayed murder trials
    12 april 2005 16:31:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A prison lobby group has queried the Malawi government to explain why it has failed to take to court 763 murder cases, some of which have been on the waiting list for over 15 years. Full text...

  • Freetown 101-year-old maximum prison overcrowded
    12 april 2005 08:20:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Internal Affairs Minister George Banda Thomas confirmed here Tuesday that the number of inmates currently detained at Sierra Leone's maximum Central Pademba Road Prison far exceeds its original occupancy level. Full text...

  • Uganda prisons officials urge decongestion
    04 april 2005 10:35:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Faced with increasing congestion in facilities countrywide, senior prisons officials in Uganda have suggested that President Yoweri Museveni grant pardon to enable the release of some inmates. Full text...

  • AI unhappy with condition of Mauritanian detainees
    24 march 2005 23:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amnesty International has expressed concern over the physical and mental health of four inmates at the Wad Naga prison, 45 km east of the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Inmates on remand crowd Ghanaian prisons
    03 march 2005 22:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- About 3,000 remand prisoners with expired warrants are still being held in various prisons in Ghana, Interior minister Papa Owusu-Ankomah conceded here Thursday. Full text...

  • South African prisons chief visits Zambia
    03 march 2005 14:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- South African correctional services department head Linda Mti is visiting hosts Zambia prisons services, and is expected to tour attractions in the southern city of Livingstone. Full text...

  • Congolese rights NGO pleads for arrested soldiers
    23 february 2005 20:57:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A Congolese rights group expressed concern Wednesday over the ill-treatment of about a dozen army officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) arrested in Pointe- Noire in connection with the theft of weapons from a gendarmerie camp in Brazzaville last month. Full text...

  • Malawi to re-open prisons, detention centres
    16 february 2005 12:16:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi is to re-open three notorious prisons and detention centres shut down 11 years ago by former President Bakili Muluzi amid accusations of human rights abuses by his predecessor -- strongman Kamuzu Banda, a senior minister said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Togo's new president pardons 412 inmates
    11 february 2005 18:56:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's new President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday released Thursday 412 prisoners, official sources said in Lome. Full text...

  • New Togolese leader pardons 412 inmates
    11 february 2005 18:25:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's new President, Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday ordered amnesty for 412 prisoners in the country, Justice Minister Katari Foli-Bazi confirmed here Friday. Full text...

  • Govt to decongest Zambian prisons
    26 january 2005 17:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government is working closely with the judiciary on measures aimed at decongesting the country's prisons, Home Affairs deputy Minister, Justin Chilufya has said. Full text...

  • Liberian leader frees 26 prisoners to mark 56th birthday
    17 january 2005 21:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- To commemorate his 56th birth anniversary, Liberian interim President Gyude Bryant Monday amnestied 26 persons held on various charges in Monrovia prisons, a government statement said. Full text...

  • Inmates escape from Cameroon's Bafoussam prison
    17 january 2005 17:18:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- About a score of prisoners escaped Sunday from the main prison in Bafoussam, 290 km from Yaounde, the political capital of Cameroon, the local media reported here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania rehabilitates several prisons
    15 january 2005 15:33:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian plenipotentiary authorities are briskly rehabilitating several prisons in various urban centres, informed sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambican prosecutor emphasises rights of prisoners
    13 january 2005 22:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Prisoners in Mozambican jails rightfully deserve medical care, an official warned here Thursday following allegations that prisoners injured during a brawl in the Maputo top security jail on 1 January were left without medical care for long until one died after they were taken to hospital. Full text...

  • Prisoner dies in Douala jail mutiny
    04 january 2005 21:42:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- One prisoner died and 20 inmates were injured, 10 of whom seriously during Monday's mutiny at Cameroon's Douala Central Prison, reliable sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malawi President pardons 651 prisoners
    01 january 2005 13:13:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika has pardoned 651 prisoners across the country as one way of marking the festive season, a senior government minister said Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambican prisoner killed during attempted escape
    14 december 2004 17:26:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Prison guards have shot dead a prisoner who tried to escape from Mozambique's maximum security jail in the Maputo suburb of Machava, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mass escape of prisoners worries Ivorian minister
    20 november 2004 19:11:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Human Rights minister Victorine Wodié has expressed concern over the escape of over 3,500 detainees from the Abidjan detention centre (MACA), saying it poses "serious" threat to the safety of life and property. Full text...

  • 10 hardened convicts escape prison in Mauritania
    17 november 2004 19:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About 10 inmates, some convicted for murder, have escaped from the central prison here, official sources revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Inmates escape from DR Congo's Bunia prison
    17 november 2004 18:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Thirty-one of the 51 inmates escaped Tuesday from Bunia prison, Ituri district, in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province, the United Nations Mission in Congo (MONUC) owned "Okapi" radio reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malawi pardons 341 inmates to mark Eid-Ul-Fitr
    15 november 2004 14:50:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has pardoned 341 prisoners as part of festivities marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce payphone in prisons
    13 november 2004 17:04:00
    Port-Louis Mauritius (PANA) -- Three of the five prisons in Mauritius, the reformatory for boys, the Richelieu prison and the women's prison would soon be equipped with payphones to allow prisoners to communicate with their families, sources indicated here. Full text...

  • Federation urges Tunisia to free 500 political prisoners
    03 november 2004 19:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues Wednesday urged Tunisian authorities to release about 500 persons detained "for political" reasons in the country's prisons. Full text...

  • Inmates riot at Ouagadougou central jail
    01 october 2004 19:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A mutiny Thursday night at the Ouagadougou central jail (MACO) left one inmate dead, while 102 prisoners escaped, a judicial source disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan govt probes death of 5 prisoners
    29 september 2004 13:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has instituted a probe into the death of five prisoners reportedly beaten by wardens and fellow inmates at the Meru Prison in Central Kenya over the weekend, Vice President Moody Awori said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Committee probes rape in South Africa prison
    17 september 2004 14:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Portfolio Committee on Correctional Services Friday visited Pollsmoor Prison here as part of a probe into allegations of rape and molestation of inmates at the detention facility. Full text...

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