Society - Crime
  • Airline foils major drug import
    25 february 2008 07:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A plan to import cocaine weighing 122kg with an estimated value of 55 million rands was foiled when the drug was confiscated off the South African Airways' (SAA) flight SA223 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Johannesburg Sunday, the airlines said. Full text...

  • President Guebuza frowns at criminal acts in Mozambique
    14 december 2007 16:47:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- "Crime frustrates our efforts to fight against pov erty and weakens the image and dignity of the state," declared Mozambican Presid e nt Armando Guebuza Thursday, during his annual state of the nation address to th e Mozambican parliament. Full text...

  • Police alarmed at high number of small arms in circulation
    22 november 2007 22:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Ghana police officers are al-armed at the high number of small arms in circulation and called for stiff punitive measures for illicit possession of firearms. Full text...

  • US formally requests extradition of Ghana MP for stealing
    22 november 2007 22:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United States government has formally requested the extradition of Ghanaian parliamentarian Nana Amoakoh for stealing. Full text...

  • German national in court for attempting to export cocaine
    20 november 2007 21:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A German national resident in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday appeared before an Accra Regional Tribunal on charges of attempted exportation and unlawful possession of 7. Full text...

  • Two armed men attack bullion van in Mauritania
    23 october 2007 21:37:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Two armed men in turban on Tuesday attacked a bullion van in Nouakchott belonging to the city's free port and went away with over 60 million ouguiyas, which was being transported to a local bank. Full text...

  • Gambian minister stresses effective prosecution of money laundering cases
    17 october 2007 21:36:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Marie Saine-Firdaus, Attorney General and Secretary of State for Justice, on Tuesday stressed the importance of effective prosecution of money laundering and corruption cases and called for technical assistance to do that. Full text...

  • 2 African nations to benefit from US anti-crime funds
    25 september 2007 07:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Two African countries, Nigeria and South Africa, are to benefit from the US$3 million US anti-crime funds, to be spent on training law enforcement agencies on combating transnational crime and promoting the rule of law and the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) worldwide. Full text...

  • 4 Chinese held in Mauritius over fake British passports
    10 september 2007 22:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Four Chinese nationals - Chi Tak Wen, Ping Chiu Chu, Didi Wu and Zun Long Zhou - were arrested at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam international airport, in Southern Mauritius, during the weekend with forged British passports, police sources told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Study: Limpopo province is safest in South Africa
    10 august 2007 20:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Limpopo remained the safest province in South Africa according to an SA Institute of Race Relations Study that was released this week in Polokwane. Full text...

  • SA losing fight against crime, opposition charges
    24 july 2007 14:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has questioned the effectiveness of government's crime combating operations following recent attacks on tourists and high-profile Johannesburg residents. Full text...

  • Kenya, Uganda to jointly fight cattle rustlers
    30 june 2007 18:10:00
    Kitale- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Uganda have pledged to co-operate and minimize cases of cattle rustling along their common border, according to officials here Saturday. Full text...

  • Two killed in suspected bomb attack in Nairobi
    11 june 2007 14:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A suspected suicide bomber detonated a device, believed to be a grenade, outside a restaurant in central Nairobi killing himself and a woman bystander and injuring over 35 others who were in a queue waiting to board a bus en route to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, according to eyewitnesses here Monday. Full text...

  • Kenya's rights body raps government over insecurity
    25 may 2007 19:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) told the government here Friday to stop looking for scapegoats and deal firmly with spiralling insecurity in the country, which it said, had span out of control. Full text...

  • UN to help Cape Verde fight crimes
    25 may 2007 11:10:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will promote next October new measures to upgrade Cape Verdean policemen to help them efficiently curb organised crime in Cape Verde, an official source in Praia told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister unveils plans to tackle Mungiki menace
    22 may 2007 19:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Minister for Internal Security John Michuki Tuesday announced here plans to start 24-hour surveillance of bus parks and public places in and around the city of Nairobi to stem the rising crime wave in the capital and its environs. Full text...

  • Residents call on government to fight crime
    13 may 2007 12:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Residents of Maputo's Third Urban District on Friday called on the Mozambican government to send in the army to strengthen the police in the fight against crime. Full text...

  • Mozambican court begins inquiry into missionary killings
    07 may 2007 20:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Maputo court Monday began investigations into the murder of two Catholic missionaries in the western Mozambican province of Tete on 6 November last year. Full text...

  • Mozambican police record 11,000 crimes in Maputo
    13 april 2007 20:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican police said they recorded some 11,211 crimes in the nation's capital Maputo last year, compared with 10,476 in 2005. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister under fire over shoot-to-kill order to police
    16 march 2007 18:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Human rights activists in Kenya took the internal security minister John Michuki to task here Friday over his order to police to shoot and kill armed criminals on sight. Full text...

  • UN official found guilty of money laundering
    08 march 2007 08:22:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A Russian diplomat, who once chaired a UN budget committee has been found guilty of helping to launder more than US$300,000 in bribes. Full text...

  • Manhunt fails to net Kenyan prison escapees
    05 march 2007 10:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police were yet to arrest five death-row inmates who made a daring escape from prison at the weekend, authorities said here Monday. Full text...

  • SA forum to sue government over crime
    12 february 2007 14:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- AfriForum, a civil rights initiative has threatened to take the South African Government to court over the rising wave of crime in the country. Full text...

  • Mob sets ablaze 3 robbers in Nigeria for stealing
    05 february 2007 21:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Three robbers riding on a motorcycle were set ablaze by a mob in Nigeria's economic capital city of Lagos Monday, after they snatched a woman's hand bag which they thought contained money, a local TV station reported. Full text...

  • SA police probe murder of Anglo-Zulu War historian
    29 january 2007 08:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African authorities believe a robbery gone wrong, and not an assassination, led to the death of world renowned Anglo-Zulu War historian, David Rattray. Full text...

  • Fetish priest confesses to eight murders
    10 december 2006 20:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A fetish priest in Ghana's Central Region has confessed to murdering his ex-wife and said she was the eighth person he has murdered this year. Full text...

  • Ghanaian opposition MP denies fake gold charge
    26 november 2006 20:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian opposition MP Twumasi Appiah has denied police claims that he was dealing in fake gold. Full text...

  • Ghanaian police nab MP, others over alleged fake gold racket
    25 november 2006 10:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Police said Saturday they have arrested an opposition MP and a number of people for allegedly attempting to sell fake gold to a businessman. Full text...

  • South Africa moves against rising crime wave
    05 october 2006 12:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Six South African government departments represented by Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Directors General, met Wednesday with business leaders on how to stem spiralling crime wave in the country. Full text...

  • SA crime statistics worry opposition
    28 september 2006 17:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) – Opposition par-ties have expressed concern at the crime statistics released by the Department of Safety and Security on Wednesday, noting that the crime situation in the country has not improved in any significant way. Full text...

  • Ugandan court to try wife for biting off husband's penis
    05 august 2006 10:18:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Police in Uganda are holding a 25-year- old woman who bit off her husband's penis in a domestic brawl, and she now faces charges of assault, resulting into grievous bodily harm. Full text...

  • Armed robbers raid travel agency in Cameroon
    20 july 2006 12:26:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Two armed robbers Wednesday stormed a travel agency in Akwa, the commercial district of Cameroon's economic capital, Douala dispossessing staff and customers of jewellery and cash, witnesses said. Full text...

  • Africans, Europeans mourn murdered Malian woman
    16 may 2006 21:38:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Dozens of Africans and Europeans held a peaceful demonstration late Monday outside the Brussels Court to protest the murder of a Malian woman on 11 May in Anvers. Full text...

  • Recorded crime rate falls in Maputo
    10 may 2006 19:29:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Recorded crime in Maputo city dropped by six percent in the year May 2005-April 2006, compared with the previous year, according to a report from the city police command, submitted Wednesday at a meeting of the police National Council. Full text...

  • Belgian judiciary to consider complaints against Ould Taya
    09 may 2006 21:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The Belgian judiciary is to- consider complaints about alleged torture and crimes against humanity against deposed Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, judiciary sources said in Paris Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africans march against crime, violence in Cape Town
    05 may 2006 12:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Marching against crime, a large crowd of Cape Town residents marched in the South African city on Thursday against crime and violence, with some agitating for a return of the death penalty. Full text...

  • UN-Habitat galvanises Kenya's city residents in crime war
    13 march 2006 19:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- United Nations officials opened talks in Nairobi on Monday aimed at finding lasting solutions to the capital city's incessant insecurity, which experts blamed on the lack of relevant laws to effectively enforce safety and security plans. Full text...

  • Police seize arms, arrest 500 persons in Guinea-Bissau
    26 january 2006 21:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Security forces in Guinea Bissau on Tuesday night arrested over 500 persons and seized several arms in the southeastern city of Gabu, the secretary of state for public order, Baciro Dabo confirmed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritius to bolster fight against criminality
    19 january 2006 18:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime minister Navin Ramgoolam has unveiled plans to introduce tougher laws to combat rising criminality in his Indian Ocean island nation over the past weeks. Full text...

  • 4 cops held in death of jailed murder suspect
    19 january 2006 12:27:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Four policemen from the Major Crime Investigation Unit (MCIU) were Wednesday arrested in connection with the death of a murder suspect while in police custody, sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Soweto suspect held in big drug bust
    11 january 2006 09:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Western Cape Province police made a major drug bust on Wednesday when a police inspector spotted a car driving suspiciously in Beaufort-West. Full text...

  • Maputo magistrate orders release of 12 detained Kenyan suspects
    03 january 2006 20:23:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Maputo magistrate has ordered the release of 12 Kenyans who were arrested in the Mozambican capital 16 December, on suspicion of planning bank robberies, national news agency, AIM reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican murder suspects escapes from custody
    29 november 2005 16:54:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- One of the men suspected of murdering Jorge Microsse, director of the Maputo central prison, has escaped, the independent newsheet, Mediafax, reported Tuesday here. Full text...

  • African ministers discuss cross-border crimes
    17 october 2005 22:17:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Security and interior ministers from Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo met Monday in Ouagadougou to adopt new strategies aimed at curbing cross-border criminality. Full text...

  • Ghana police arrest two men over suspected human skulls
    25 august 2005 22:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Two men are in police grips in Accra over the possession of skeletons suspected to be human parts. Full text...

  • Criminality rising in Mauritius
    21 august 2005 18:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The crime rate shot up by 73% in Mauritius between 1993 and 2003 from 155,572to 269,917 cases, according to statistics released here this weekend. Full text...

  • Minister decries human trafficking in Kenya
    18 august 2005 10:16:00
    Nairobi Kenya- (PANA) -- Kenya is an emerging center for human trafficking as a country of origin, transit and destination, the minister of labour, Dr Newton Kulundua revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Police chief denies son's link with London attacks
    09 august 2005 18:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's deputy Inspector General of Police, Dr K. Full text...

  • Ghanaian deputy IGP´s son involved in London blasts?
    08 august 2005 21:43:00
    Accra- Accra (PANA) -- Kweku Asiedu Manfo, the suspect named in the failed bomb attacks on 21 July in London, may be the son of Ghana's Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Dr. Full text...

  • Kenya considers law against international crimes
    15 july 2005 17:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya plans to enact a Bill that would allow its judiciary to try crimes of international nature, including genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, Attorney General Amos Wako said Friday. Full text...

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