Society - Crime
  • Kenyan PM worried over bomb smuggling
    14 july 2010 08:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the country is witnessing increased cases of smuggling of explosive devices, guns and bomb detonators, as a direct result of the lawlessness in Soma lia. Full text...

  • Abductors of ex-football official's mother demand 200m naira ransom
    14 july 2010 07:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The unknown gunmen who kidnapped the mother of former Pr esident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Full text...

  • Mother of ex-NFF President Sani Lulu kidnapped
    13 july 2010 07:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The mother of the immediate past President of the Nigeri a Football Federation (NFF), Sani Lulu Abdullahi, has been kidnapped, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate president condemns kidnapping of 5 journalists, insecurity
    12 july 2010 17:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Taking a swipe at the rampant cases of kidnapping and ab ductions in Nigeria, the Senate President, David Mark, on Monday tasked security operatives in the country to rise up to the challenge and "save the citizens of t his avoidable hostility in the hands of criminals. Full text...

  • One of Nigeria's prominent tradition rulers 'escapes assassination'
    12 july 2010 08:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An attempt to kill one of Nigeria's prominent traditiona l rulers, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, was foiled last Friday when the lone gunman who tried to kill him during the Muslim Juma'at prayer was arrested in the northern city, the private Thisday newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Angolan police, immigration officers undergo training on crime in Italy
    09 july 2010 19:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- At least 18 members of the Angolan National Police (PN)and Immigration Services (SME) will attend a course on measures against organized crime, taking place in Italy from 12 July to 3 August, the Angolan News Agency(ANGOP) reported. Full text...

  • Ban tasks UN member states on drug abuse, trafficking
    26 june 2010 20:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged member states to fight more aggressively against drug abuse and illicit trafficking as part of an overa ll policy to wipe out social ills. Full text...

  • Ban tasks UN member states on drug abuse, trafficking
    26 june 2010 20:49:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged member states to fight more aggressively against drug abuse and illicit trafficking as part of an overa ll policy to wipe out social ills. Full text...

  • Ban tasks UN member states on drug abuse, trafficking
    26 june 2010 20:49:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged member states to fight more aggressively against drug abuse and illicit trafficking as part of an overa ll policy to wipe out social ills. Full text...

  • Cyber crimes cost US$ 1,000 billion annually
    21 june 2010 14:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Cyber crimes cost up to US$ 1,000 billion annually to the world, the Executive Secretary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Amadoun Toure, told PANA in an interview outside the pan-African Forum for the best practices of the Information and Communication Technologies (TIC). Full text...

  • UN officials call for action to tackle organized crime
    18 june 2010 18:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Top UN officials on Thursday underscored the urgency of co mbating organized crime, which a new report has found to be gaining in global re a ch and posing a greater threat to peace, development and national sovereignty. Full text...

  • UN officials call for action to tackle organized crime
    18 june 2010 18:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Top UN officials on Thursday underscored the urgency of co mbating organized crime, which a new report has found to be gaining in global re a ch and posing a greater threat to peace, development and national sovereignty. Full text...

  • Nigerian agency confirms Senator's wife truly under-aged (Corrected)
    16 june 2010 09:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic king in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has confirmed that the Egyptian girl, who was married in controversial circumstances by a Nigerian Senator, turned 14 in January, having been born January 1996. Full text...

  • '2,883 suspected drug traffickers arrested in Nigeria in 5 months'
    16 june 2010 09:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 2,883 suspected drug traffickers in five month, between January and May 2010, according to agency spokesman Mitchell Ofoyeju. Full text...

  • Nigerian agency confirms true age of Senator's under-aged wife
    16 june 2010 08:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic king in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) has confirmed that the Egyptian girl, who was married in controversial circumstances by a Nigerian Senator, turned 14 in January, having been born January 1996. Full text...

  • Baby-swap case yet to be resolved in Angola
    15 june 2010 09:58:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan authorities are continuing with their efforts to resolve the case of baby swapping at Luanda's Augusto Ngagula maternity 8 June, according to Angola's press agency , ANGOP. Full text...

  • Nigerian state to compensate victims of lead poisoning
    11 june 2010 17:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Zamfara state in northern Nigeria has said it will compensate the families of the victims of lead poisoning in the state, following reports that lead poisoning from the activities of illegal gold miners have killed 300 people in recent times and devastated the environment in five communities in the state. Full text...

  • Police intensify probe into 'blood-sucking' serial killer cult
    11 june 2010 12:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Police have arrested a female school teacher who allegedly recruited a 30-year-old man, who has confessed to killing 19 people. Full text...

  • Mauritius to reinforce fight against crime
    08 june 2010 12:52:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian President Anerood Jugnauth Tuesday anno unced several measures that the government would implement during the next five years to ensure a stronger, more secure and stable society in the island. Full text...

  • Nigeria's opposition party urges govt. to deal with illegal miners
    07 june 2010 16:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's vocal opposition party, the Action Congress (AC), has urged the Federal Government to clamp down on the activities of illegal miners in the country, following the death of 300 people in five communities in the northern Zamfara State from lead poisoning during illegal mining. Full text...

  • 18 foreign nationals detained in Angola
    04 june 2010 11:33:00
    Caxito- Angola (PANA) -- At least 18 foreign citizens that attempted to illegally enter Angola were detained 1-2 June at Libongos locality, northern Bengo Province, the country's official news agency, ANGOP, reported. Full text...

  • UN rights chief seeks probe of DRC top rights defender's death
    04 june 2010 07:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pill ay has expressed shock and great sadness at the news of the death of one of the t op human rights defenders in the DR Congo (DRC), Floribert Chebeya Bahizire. Full text...

  • AI demands investigation of DRC human rights activist's death
    03 june 2010 11:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) Thursday demanded im mediate an launch by DR Congo government of a thorough, impartial and independen t investigation into the death of one of the country's leading human rights activ i sts. Full text...

  • Trans-national crimes trouble Angola/Zambia joint defence commission
    13 may 2010 16:29:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angola/Zambia Joint Standing Commission on Defence a nd Security here on Wednesday expressed concern about the challenges of trans-na t ional crimes facing the two countries. Full text...

  • Trans-national crimes trouble Angola/Zambia joint defence commission
    13 may 2010 15:47:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angola/Zambia Joint Standing Commission on Defence a nd Security here on Wednesday expressed concern about the challenges of trans-na t ional crimes facing the two countries. Full text...

  • US to support Ghana campaign against high-tech crime
    12 may 2010 20:58:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United States is to support Ghana in its campaign to f ight hi-tech crime, according to an official statement issued in Accra on Wednes d ay. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senator's marriage to 13-year-old is 'insanity'
    05 may 2010 08:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The controversial marriage of a Nigerian Senator to a 13-year-old Egyptian woman has been described as 'nothing but insanity' which is not supported by the Islamic Sharia law. Full text...

  • Tanzania arrests 14 illegal Bangladeshi migrants
    27 april 2010 09:39:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian police force and immigration authorities have arrested 14 Bangladesh nationals on charges of illegal entry into the East African country, it was reported here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian oil state's official kidnapped
    27 april 2010 08:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen dressed in military fatigue have abducted the Com missioner for Environment in Nigeria's oil-rich state of Bayelsa, Mrs. Full text...

  • Another Nigerian journalist shot dead in Lagos
    26 april 2010 11:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- For the second time in eight months, another newspaper j ournalist, Edo Sule Ugbagwu of the private NATION newspaper, was shot dead in his Shasha residence on the outsk irts of Lagos Saturday, the paper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped Germans freed unharmed in Nigeria
    25 april 2010 08:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The two Germans who were abducted while swimming at the Imo River in Nigeria's South-east Abia state 18 April were freed unharmed last Saturday, t he police said Sunday. Full text...

  • Man jailed 7 years for raping daughters in Nigeria
    22 april 2010 08:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A 46-year-old man, Emmanuel Obott, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour for raping his two daughters, impregnating one of them in the process, the local press reported Thursday. Full text...

  • 2 die in Nigeria jail break attempt
    21 april 2010 07:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An early morning attempt to escape from the Kaduna priso n in Northern Nigeria has left two of the inmates dead and two buildings, includ i ng the administrative block and workshop, gutted by fire, according to state tel e vision. Full text...

  • Gunmen kidnap 2 Germans in Nigeria
    19 april 2010 08:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Gunmen have kidnapped two male German citizens in Nigeri a's South-east Abia state, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria 'detains' toxic waste ship
    16 april 2010 11:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A ship believed to be carrying toxic waste has been deta ined at the Tin Can Island Port in Lagos, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • New report shows 'shocking pattern of rape' in eastern Congo
    15 april 2010 12:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An extensive study of rape victims in the Democratic Rep ublic of Congo (DRC), commissioned by Oxfam and conducted by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, show s that 60 percent of rape victims surveyed were gang raped by armed men and more than half of assault s took place in the supposed safety of the family home at night, often in the presence of the victimâ?s husb and and children. Full text...

  • SADC members urged to fight cross-border crime
    14 april 2010 22:35:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) – Angola's deputy minister o-f the Interior, Margarida da Trindade Jordمo, on Wednesday in Luanda exhorted policewomen of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to fight against cross-border crime in the region. Full text...

  • 2 Zambian women arrested in Pakistan for drug trafficking
    12 april 2010 12:19:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two Zambian women have been arrested in Pakistan for all eged drug trafficking, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) confirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • UN agency to strengthen fight against organised crime
    08 april 2010 23:01:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) issued its 2010 Report on Thursday with the threat posed by organised crime listed as one of its main themes. Full text...

  • Pregnant woman, 4 others nabbed for drug trafficking in Nigeria
    08 april 2010 08:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A 29-year-old woman, who is three months pregnant, and f our others have been arrested over alleged drug trafficking in Nigeria, according to the country's National Dr ug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Full text...

  • Shock in SA over murder of white supremacist
    04 april 2010 13:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has been rocked by Saturday's murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche, a former top right-wing Afrikaner who campaigned for a separate white homeland. Full text...

  • US highlights efforts to bring pirates to justice
    01 april 2010 08:42:00
    Washington DC- US (PANA) -- The US has successfully partnered with more than 50 countries and international organizations to confront piracy in the waters off the Horn of Africa, but more needs to be done to bring pirates to justice, a senior US official said. Full text...

  • Seychelles President Michel ‘determined to fight piracy’
    01 april 2010 08:33:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Seychelles President James Michel has affirmed that his island nation will continue beef up its capacity to fight piracy as it continued discussions with international partners to see what new equipment and surveillance resources could be acquired for this purpose. Full text...

  • 'Pirates release Ghanaian, Cameroonian sailors'
    31 march 2010 14:45:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Pirates operating near the Bakassi Peninsula off the coa st of Cameroon have freed the two sailors from Ghana and Cameroon, who were seized off their ship at the weekend, the Nigerian Navy (NN) said. Full text...

  • Africa launches two-pronged campaign against human trafficking
    25 march 2010 12:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Africa has launched a new two-pronged campaign to address the challenges of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, through regional workshops and the launching of the African Union’s Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) in the Regional Economic Communities (RECs). Full text...

  • Police arrest oil thieves in Nigeria
    22 march 2010 11:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The police said Monday it had arrested two men for steal ing crude oil from a Shell pipeline in Ahoada, near Nigeria's oil city of Port Harco urt. Full text...

  • 'Missing oil workers found dead' in Nigeria
    22 march 2010 07:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two Nigerian oil workers who have been missing since 13 March have been found dead in a bush in Monsogar in the country's oil-rich Delta state, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Kidnapped SA journo freed in Nigeria (corrected)
    09 march 2010 12:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Kidnapped South African sports journalist Nick Greyling has been freed unharmed in Nigeria, according to his employer, pay television sports channel Su perSport. Full text...

  • Tanzania police arrest 76 illegal Somali migrants
    04 march 2010 09:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Seventy six nationals of Somalia are in police custody at Iringa in southern Tanzania for illegal entry into the country, the local press reported Thursday, quoting a senior police officer. Full text...

  • 3 sports journalists kidnapped in Nigeria
    02 march 2010 09:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three sports journalists working for South Africa-based satellite sports channel SuperSport were kidnapped and another shot and wounded by unknown gunmen in Nigeria Monday night, according to SuperSport General Manager in Nigeria, Felix Awogu. Full text...

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