At least twenty-four dead, several missing following landslide in Ecuador

At least 24 people perished in a landslide in Ecuador’s capital Quito, and 12 others were missing, Mayor Santiago Guarderas said on Tuesday, as rescue teams searched homes and streets covered by mud following the worst deluge in nearly two decades. The torrential rains on Monday night caused a build-up of water in a gorge… Read More At least twenty-four dead, several missing following landslide in Ecuador

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survives coup attempt

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survived an attempted coup on Tuesday but said many members of the security forces had been killed repelling an attack on democracy that may have been linked to drug trafficking. Earlier, heavy gunfire rang out near a government compound where Embalo had been chairing a cabinet meeting. The situation was… Read More Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo survives coup attempt