Society - Crime
  • 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...

  • Suspected robbers kill Togolese in Lagos
    15 july 2005 12:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected armed robbers in Nigeria have shot dead a Togolose, Tomati Ekoye Eric, who was in Lagos to conduct an undisclosed business, Lagos police spokesman Olubode Ojajuni told PANA in Lagos Friday. Full text...

  • Police arrest four in 7-ton Indian hemp haul
    11 july 2005 21:24:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Four people are helping the police in investigations into the seizure of some seven tons of Indian hemp. Full text...

  • Soaring rape cases, murders mar crime crackdown
    11 july 2005 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya crime level countrywide has dropped by five percent but cases of rape, drug trafficking, petty theft and murders have spoiled the overall picture, police statistics showed on Monday here. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean police raid suspected criminal gang
    18 june 2005 19:14:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Police here have arrested 13 people suspected of masterminding a range of criminal activities in the Praia port area and the neighbouring Achada Grande Frente district, official sources revealed Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambique records 195,000 crimes in 5 years
    16 june 2005 19:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique recorded 195,000 crimes, mostly in urban areas between 2000 and 2004, Interior Minister Jose Pacheco, has disclosed. Full text...

  • Algerian police seize $300m in fake dollars
    26 may 2005 21:42:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Six people from sub-Saharan Africa, including a woman, who impersonated investors whose parents were diplomats in Algeria, have been stopped from swindling an Algerian businessman. Full text...

  • Tanzanian police arrest two over human skin deal
    13 may 2005 16:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Police in Tanzania's southern region of Mbeya have arrested two persons, saying they will give them clues to buyers of human skins and organs. Full text...

  • Malawi police arrest 5 over 'human body parts' trade
    13 may 2005 12:52:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Police here Friday announced the arrest of five suspects linked to alleged ritualistic killings in which body parts were extracted from the victims for sale. Full text...

  • Unemployed South African youths fight crime
    12 may 2005 10:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- About 100 unemployed South African young men and women from the sprawling Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town have volunteered to assist in reducing violence and crime in their communities. Full text...

  • Unemployed South African youths fight crime
    11 may 2005 07:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- About 100 unemployed South African young men and women from the sprawling Khayelitsha township outside Cape Town have volunteered to assist in reducing violence and crime in their communities. Full text...

  • Malawi police, army raids haul in 500 suspects, illegal goods
    27 april 2005 17:17:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Joint police and army raids in Malawi's major cities have led to the arrest of over 500 suspects and recovery of stolen goods worth millions of Malawi Kwacha, police said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Killer wife's dilemma: be a divorcee or be a widow
    22 april 2005 16:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fearing an impending divorce, a Nigerian housewife identified as Respa Riga decided that she would rather be a widow than a divorcee, according to press reports on Friday here. Full text...

  • Armed robbers attack village in southern Senegal
    01 april 2005 20:57:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- A group of men armed with assault rifles attacked a village, robbing a shop at gunpoint Thursday night in southern Senegal. Full text...

  • US lobbies Kenya, African states for immunity over war crimes
    31 march 2005 15:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- United States authorities have sent a plea to Kenya to sign a bilateral agreement exempting American citizens and soldiers accused of human rights violations from facing the International Criminal (ICC), a senior official revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenyan police report drop in crime rate
    30 march 2005 18:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Crime rate declined by 7. Full text...

  • Robbers beat up ex-Nigerian ruling party chief
    22 march 2005 08:56:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four armed robbers invaded the country home of the erstwhile chairman of Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend, beating him up and carting away money and valuables, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya to tighten security along Somalia border
    18 march 2005 15:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior Kenyan police officer has promised to secure its porous border with Somalia to prevent incidents like this week's killing of 22 people during fighting between two rival clans on both sides of the frontier. Full text...

  • Mauritians launch anti-crime civil group
    14 march 2005 18:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A collective of Mauritians Monday launched a non-governmental organisation called the "Anti-Crime League" to work closely with the police in ridding the island nation of crime. Full text...

  • Ghana police rope in notorious armed robber
    28 february 2005 20:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian police Monday announced the arrest of an armed robber they said was the nation's most wanted criminal. Full text...

  • MONUC hails Morocco's decision to punish errant soldiers
    15 february 2005 20:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) has welcomed Rabat's decision to sanction six soldiers of the Moroccan contingent, who were accused of sexually exploiting Congolese minors, according to the Moroccan News Agency (MAP). Full text...

  • Kenya police chief claims strides against crime
    04 february 2005 15:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya police commissioner retired Major General Hussein Ali said Friday the police was "winning the war against crime" due to enhanced criminal surveillance and motivation given the force. Full text...

  • Mkapa fears crime threatens investment in Tanzania
    02 february 2005 09:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa has condemned the rising wave of crime in the country, and warned that increased bank robberies would sooner than later drive away investors. Full text...

  • Benin, Nigeria crackdown on border crimes
    09 january 2005 20:17:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Security ministers of Benin and Nigeria have set up a joint intelligence unit in Krake, a Beninese town bordering with Nigeria, to combat criminal activities along their common border. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill police spokesman in Nigeria
    04 january 2005 10:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the police spokesman for Nigeria's oil-rich Delta state, Victor Obasuyi, in neighbouring Edo state, scene of a wave of deadly armed robberies in recent times, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Uganda police report rise in fraud, embezzlement
    28 december 2004 12:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An annual crime report released Tuesday by Uganda police affirms that fraud and embezzlement were on the rise countrywide. Full text...

  • Obasanjo orders troops to curb armed robbery in Nigerian State
    25 december 2004 10:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo has ordered the deployment of troops to Nigeria's mid-western Edo State being terrorised by armed robbers, the local press reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Cape Verde man arrested for attempted murder
    21 december 2004 21:25:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde police said Tuesday they had arrested a suspect in connection with an attempt on the life of State Prosecutor Alindo Figueiredo Silva. Full text...

  • Cape Verde's rising crime worries Pedro Pires
    15 december 2004 21:44:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde plans to introduce immediate measures to reverse rising criminality in the archipelago. Full text...

  • Nigeria resents smear on citizens in Sierra Leone
    07 december 2004 09:43:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Nigerian High Commission in Freetown has expressed stern consternation at the attitude of some Sierra Leoneans, who associated Nigerians with criminal activities, including ritual killings in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Robbers shoot dead six policemen in Nigerian state
    25 november 2004 11:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Armed robbers Wednesday shot dead six policemen in three different towns in Nigeria's Midwestern Edo state, bringing to 17 the total number of policemen killed by robbers in the state in the past three months, the local press reported. Full text...

  • Spain trains Cape Verdean police officers
    19 november 2004 20:36:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Spanish police experts on Thursday started dispensing courses on how to combat the forging of currencies and documents, electronic payment methods, data collection and the laundering of capital to Cape Verdean police officers. Full text...

  • AG identifies drawbacks to anti-crime efforts in Mozambique
    09 november 2004 17:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Attorney General Joaquim Madeira said his office was facing difficulties in combating organised crime because of shortage of resources and the influence and wealth wielded by criminal networks. Full text...

  • Robbers kill five policemen in Nigeria
    27 october 2004 11:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Daring robbers have shot dead five policemen and wounded many others in two separate incidents in Nigeria's southern Edo and Anambra states this week, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian gunmen kill 2 cops, injure 3 in governor's convoy
    18 october 2004 11:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Suspected armed robbers shot dead two policemen and wounded three others in an attack on a convoy of governor James Ibori of Nigeria's southern Delta state at the weekend, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Airport security in Dakar arrests 2 Cape Verdians
    03 october 2004 17:01:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Security forces at the Dakar international airport last week arrested two Cape Verdians in possession of arms and ammunition while in the process to board a plane for Praia, the Cape Verdian news agency, Infopress, reported here. Full text...

  • Mauritania hosts symposium on cross-border crime
    20 september 2004 22:33:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several African experts on cross-boundary crime and their counterparts from Interpol (International Police) started their second symposium here Monday. Full text...

  • SA crime statistics worry opposition
    20 september 2004 19:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's main opposition the Democratic Alliance has expressed concern over the crime statistics released Monday indicating decrease in most violent crimes, arguing that despite the drop, crime still remains at unacceptable high levels. Full text...

  • Comoros Attorney General Alleges Assassination Attempt
    06 september 2004 21:05:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Attorney General Djaffar Ahmed on Monday alleged that his family survived an assassination attempt by yet unidentified individuals who wanted to set ablaze his vehicles and home at the weekend. Full text...

  • Stone thrower kills train driver in Algeria
    06 september 2004 10:14:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- A train driver has died in hospital after being severely wounded by a stone thrown at him as his train entered the El Harrach station last Saturday, the National Railway Company (SNTF) announced here Sunday. Full text...

  • Ugandan police nab man selling human head
    06 september 2004 09:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Police in Uganda are holding a man who was caught selling a human head to a witch doctor for 5 million shillings (2,940 US dollars) in the southwestern district of Rakai, local press accounts affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Robbers kill security guard in Libreville
    30 august 2004 21:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- A security guard was killed and another seriously wounded Monday afternoon when armed robbers attacked an official of the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG) in Libreville, according to police sources here. Full text...

  • Ex-Burundi rebels, govt soldiers spiral armed robbery
    26 august 2004 20:13:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- As a semblance of peace returns to war-scarred Burundi, armed robbery perpetrated by ex-rebels and government soldiers could prove to be the latest menace facing the country. Full text...

  • Cape Town police swoop yields dividends
    23 august 2004 19:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town police have made nearly 10,000 arrests between July 2003 and June this year, according to official statistics released here Monday. Full text...

  • Ugandan infant in custody for murder
    21 august 2004 15:14:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A jealous primary school girl is being held by Ugandan police for allegedly killing her rival over a boyfriend in the western district of Kabale. Full text...

  • Ghanaian teacher defiles five schoolgirls
    21 august 2004 10:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A 42-year-old teacher has been remanded in prison custody by the Swedru Circuit Court in southern Ghana for defiling five schoolgirls. Full text...

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