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Ivan Duque of the Centro Democratico party is a front-runner in May’s presidential election. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Julio Martinez

Colombia’s former guerrilla movement the Farc suffered a mauling on Sunday in its first electoral test since signing a peace agreement in 2016 that sa(...)

Followers of the political party Farc during the closing of their election campaign, in Fusagasugá, Colombia. Photograph: Felipe Caicedo/Reuters

The former guerrilla movement Farc faces a drubbing on Sunday in its first electoral contest since it transformed itself into a political party follow(...)

Protesters face military outside ECOWAS HQ in demonstration against sanctions. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For a country known as Africa’s first narco state, Guinea Bissau is a pretty sleepy place. Even the vultures picking at indeterminate carrion just a c(...)

Seamus McGrane (63), from Dromisikin in Co Louth, has been jailed for eleven and a half years for directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago.

Dissident republican leader Seamus McGrane was bugged by gardaí as he plotted in a well-known Dublin pub with another man to carry out an operation in(...)

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile as he arrives at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Pope Francis on Thursday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to ena(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos, on his arrival in Bogotá, Colombia on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

The memory of the land mine that tore off the leg of Helena González’s nephew years ago is still fresh. González (25), has spent much of her life fear(...)

Colombian soldier Fredy Moreno (centre) who was kidnaped by National Liberation Army, is seen next to ELN members, before his release in Arauca, Colombia on February 6th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

Two Dutch journalists – one of them the presenter of a high-profile TV programme – have gone missing in Colombia, believed by the authorities there to(...)

A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc)  at the transitional zone “Marquetalia Cradle of Resistance” in Gaitania, Tolima department, Colombia. Photograph:  Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia and the Marxist Farc rebel group have agreed to extend a weapons hand-in deadline for guerrilla fighters by 20 days, President Juan Manuel Sa(...)

Tanja Niemeijer, a Dutch-born Farc guerrilla who was on the insurgent group’s negotiating team during peace talks in Havana, photographed in Bogotá, Colombia, earlier this year. Photograph: David McKechnie

It says something for the trajectory of Tanja Nijmeijer’s life that her role as one of Farc’s principal negotiators in Havana is one of the things for(...)

Commander Olmedo Ruiz with his dog, Costenho, of the Farc’s 57th Front at the demobilisation camp in Chocó, Colombia, on March 3rd, 2017. Photograph: Julieta Aponte

In a small clearing in a seemingly endless jungle of plantain trees, two austere, uniformed men sit with assault rifles in their laps. Cloud cover has(...)

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