U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

The United States on Tuesday revoked its designation of the Colombian group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia as a foreign terrorist organization five years after it reached a peace deal with the Colombian government. The 2016 peace accord ended the FARC’s part in the Andean country’s decades-old internal armed conflict, which has left millions… Read More U.S. revokes designation of Colombia’s FARC group as terrorist organization

U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

A U.S. judge sentenced the wife of imprisoned Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to three years in prison on Tuesday, after she pleaded guilty to helping the Sinaloa drug cartel. Before her sentencing in a federal court in Washington, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 32, pleaded with U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras to show her… Read More U.S. court jails wife of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo for three years

Botswana appeals court upholds ruling decrimalising gay sex

Botswana’s Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a 2019 ruling that decriminalised gay sex, a decision hailed by gay community as establishing the southern African country as a “true democracy”. Monday’s decision in effect struck off two sections of the penal code that had outlawed homosexuality. Before the 2019 High Court ruling, which was praised… Read More Botswana appeals court upholds ruling decrimalising gay sex

Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

Two Chinese nationals have been killed and an unknown number of other people kidnapped in an attack by the CODECO militia on a mining camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an army spokesman said on Thursday. A local chief and a civil society leader also confirmed the two deaths and said eight other Chinese… Read More Two Chinese nationals killed, several abducted following attack on mining camp in eastern DR Congo

U.S. jury convicts three white men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Three white men were convicted of murder on Wednesday for chasing and shooting Ahmaud Arbery as the Black man ran through their neighborhood, with a Georgia jury rejecting a self-defense claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of race and guns. The verdicts were delivered by the jury of one Black… Read More U.S. jury convicts three white men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery

Five dead, dozens injured as SUV drives through Christmas parade in Wisconsin

Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when an SUV sped through a Christmas parade in the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, plowing into dozens of people including young children. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson told reporters that one person was in custody and a vehicle had been recovered after the… Read More Five dead, dozens injured as SUV drives through Christmas parade in Wisconsin

Gunmen kill policeman, abduct five Chinese nationals in southeast DR Congo

Gunmen killed a policeman and kidnapped five Chinese nationals near a mine in southeast Democratic Republic of Congo overnight, a local official and an army spokesman said on Sunday. It was not clear who carried out the attack near the village of Mukera in South Kivu province. Relations are already strained between Chinese mining companies… Read More Gunmen kill policeman, abduct five Chinese nationals in southeast DR Congo

Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

An al Shabaab suicide bomber in the Somali capital killed himself and a well-known Somali journalist on Saturday, al Shabaab and the journalist’s family said. Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, commonly known as Abdiaziz Afrika, worked with the government-owned Radio Mogadishu and covered al Shabaab extensively. “My cousin Abdiaziz was killed by a suicide bomber immediately after… Read More Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack