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Burundi

Bujumbura: Five shot dead in Cibitoke

Five people were shot dead today in the Cibitoke area of Burundi's capital Bujumbura. The area is considered a stronghold of the opposition against President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose decision to run...

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Colombia

Primer paso hacia el "referéndum de la paz"

Las comisiones del Senado y de la Cámara de Diputados de Colombia han aprobado por gran mayoría la convocatoria de un referéndum popular para convalidar los acuerdos que surjan de las históricas...

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Eswatini

Progress and hopes in fight against malaria

Swaziland could soon become malaria free, indicates data from a national control program, specifying that between 2000 and 2014 the number of cases dropped by 99%. The statistics also indicate that...

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Brazil + 1 more

Permanent residency for tens of thousands of Haitians

Over 43,700 Haitians living in Brazil will obtain permanent residency. The decision was announced by the government, specifying that immigrants registered with police and the National Committee for...

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Colombia

Farc proposes fund for peace

A national peace fund, to be called Fonapaz, to remain open for at least a decade with a “special account” in the State budget: this is the proposal made by the negotiators of the FARC (Revolutionary...

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Haiti

Violence resumes in Bidonville ahead of presidential vote

At least 15 people were killed in unrest over last weekend in Port-au-Prince, as tension mounts ahead of next Sunday's presidential election, as only confirmed yesterday by local officials to...

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Venezuela + 1 more

Maduro mantiene cerrada la frontera con Colombia

Los pasos de frontera con Colombia en el estado occidental de Táchira, que fueron cerrados el 19 de agosto, permanecerán de ese modo hasta que se construya “una frontera de paz” entre Caracas y...

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Guatemala

Más víctimas del alud – siguen buscando a desaparecidos

Durante el fin de semana sumaron ya 273 las víctimas oficiales del alud que el 1º de octubre arrasó cientos de viviendas en el municipio de Santa Catarina Pinula, en un asentamiento ubicado al este...

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CAR

After violence, Bangui seeks peace

After the violent clashes of the past days, peace efforts are mounting in Bangui to reduce tension in the city. The latest initiative was a meeting attended by various hundreds of residents, both...

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Mozambique

Aid deal with international donors

The Mozambican government has signed an accord with international institutions and donors for an aid package regarding the 2016-2020 period, reports the AIM national news agency. The deal was signed...

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Colombia + 1 more

Colombia-Venezuela: Humanitarian Crisis On Border, Says UN

A “humanitarian crisis” has unfolded on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, said the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) director for Latin America, Jessica Faieta, in regard to the...

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Colombia

Crece la confianza en el proceso de paz

Con el acercarse del tercer aniversario del inicio del difícil proceso de paz entre la guerrilla y el gobierno, aumenta también el deseo de los colombianos de que se llegue a un acuerdo lo más pronto...

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oPt

Bulldozers at work, Israel building Cremisan wall

The Israeli bulldozers are at work on the separation wall in the Cremisan Valley, despite the protests of the Palestinian population and an Israeli supreme court ruling that in April blocked the...

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Nigeria

Borno to reopen schools despite Boko Haram

Borno State authorities set up a panel of 13 experts assigned to reopen schools in this north-eastern area of Nigeria, closed for over a year due to the violence and attacks by the Islamist Boko...

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Colombia

FARC: "Minors under 15 to be freed"

At the closing of a round of peace talks with the Colombian government in Havana, the delegation head of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), Iván Márquez, announced that the guerrilla...

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Colombia

Proceso de paz: Nombran a mediador uruguayo

Luego del ofrecimiento del presidente uruguayo Tabaré Vázquez a su par colombiano Juan Manuel Santos, el gobierno de Bogotá solicitó a la ONU y a la Presidencia de la Unión de los Estados de América...

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Colombia

El ejército y las FARC contra las minas antipersonales

Expertos ejército colombiano y guerrilleros de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) implementarán juntos un programa de desminado en el departamento de Antioquia, en el noreste del...

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