A handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos who has  acknowledged  that voters had rejected his peace accord with  Farc rebels but he vowed to continue efforts to end the 52-year war. Photograph: AFP

Colombians have rejected a peace deal to end 52 years of war with Farc guerrillas, throwing the country into confusion about its future. With countin(...)

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos (second left) and the head of the Farc guerrilla group Rodrigo Londono, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the signing of the historic peace agreement  in Cartagena, Colombia. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s centre-right government and the Marxist Farc rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday, ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of(...)

The bullet-pen is a joint creation of Comombia’s education ministry, using deactivated bullets which had been carried by soldiers in combat. The sentence printed on the case reads “Bullets wrote our past. Education (will write) our future”. Photograph: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko will use a pen made from a bullet on Monday to sign an agreement ending a h(...)

Former tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore in Cuba for the Colombia peace talks where he was the representative of the European Union. File photograph: Simon Carswell

“I remember sitting in the hall in Havana last June when the bilateral ceasefire was announced and the leader of the Farc delegation, Timochenko [Rodr(...)

A woman walks past a mural that reads “Bilateral ceasefire” on a street in El Palo, department of Cauca, Colombia. Photograph: Getty Images

A permanent ceasefire is taking effect in Colombia, in the latest step to bring an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the cou(...)

People wave white flags in Medellin, Colombia, during an event to celebrate the signing of the ceasefire  between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla group. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA

Thousands of Colombians will be forced to flee their homes each year, despite a ceasefire accord signed on Thursday between the government and rebels,(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro (C) looks as Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, after signing a historic ceasefire deal. Photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Colombia’s government and the Farc rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal in Havana on Thursday, bringing them tantalisingly close to ending the last(...)

Colombian government press representative Marcela Duran and Farc representative Luis Alberto Alban announce that both sides have agreed a ‘definitive’ ceasefire. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

Colombia’s government and leftist Farc rebels said on Wednesday they had reached agreement on a definitive ceasefire that would end hostilities in the(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

Kaci Kullmann Five, the new head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, announces the winner of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph: Heiko Junge/EPA

The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The jury cited the group for “its decisive contribution to the buildin(...)

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