How ‘Mochoman’ won the Colombian civil war
21 December 2020 | 11:08 am
After more than 50 years of war, Colombia has been at peace since 2016. Juan Jose Florian was a victim of that conflict — then he reinvented himself as a professional cyclist.
5 Jun 2021
With a play relating the pain of mothers who lose a child, feminist organisations in Bogota denounce violence suffered by demonstrators at the hands of the police in Colombia.
4 Jul 2021
The Movistar Arena and the Colpatria tower in the Colombian capital Bogota light up in rainbow colours to mark pride month global celebrations.
22 Aug 2021
Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe has denied responsibility for the murder of thousands of civilians by the military during his government's crackdown on guerrillas in testimony before a special commission Monday.
24 Aug 2021
Moments before tying the knot, a suspected member of the 'Clan del Golfo' drug cartel is arrested at his wedding in a church in Antioquia, Colombia. Luis Daniel Santana, alias 'Machete', has been wanted by authorities since 2017 and had allegedly been avoiding them in the mountains of Antioquia, but intelligence officers determined that the 24-year-old would come out of hiding to attend his wedding.
23 Aug 2021
Colombians attend the Silleteros parade in the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade, in which people march with flower arrangements on their backs, is part of the Festival of Flowers held every August.
27 Aug 2021
Emergency workers, ambulances and mourning relatives of victims are seen near the site of an explosion in an illegal coal mine that left 12 people dead in the Colombian department of Boyaca.
26 Aug 2021
The Colombian Navy has intercepted 1.2 tonnes of cocaine bound to Central America on a Go-Fast boat in the Pacific Ocean on Narino Province.
6 Sep 2021
Taliban forces are trying to retake the last standing province in Afghanistan as General Mark Milley said there's a "good" chance of a civil war.
29 Sep 2021
Hundreds of Haitian migrants trek through Colombia's Darien Gap jungle, crossing river streams and going up swampy roads to reach Panama, their next step towards their dream of a better life in the United States. The Darien Gap -- a 1,430,000-acre (575,000-hectare) jungle is one of the world's most dangerous routes, according to UNICEF. It is infested with armed gangs and drug traffickers who often rob or attack the migrants crossing it.
9 Oct 2021
A civil war has been raging in Cameroon since 2016. Separatists in Anglophone regions want their own state, called Ambazonia.
12 Oct 2021
Between 1991 and 2002, the small West African nation of Sierra Leone was ravaged by a decade of war, which left between 50,000 and 200,000 people dead. The conflict was also marked by rapes, mutilations and the forced use of child soldiers in both the rebel and regular armies. Twenty years on, the country is still trying to recover from the civil war, one of Africa's most brutal. Sierra Leone remains deeply divided and plagued by corruption. And despite its many riches, it is one of the poorest countries in the world.
17 Oct 2021
The liberation of the nun, captured on the border with Burkina Faso nearly five years ago, has been welcomed by the Colombian government. Mali's president saluted her "bravery" after the ordeal.
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As European leaders were warning of sabotage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, Poland and Norway inaugurated a new conduit that will reduce dependence on Russian gas. The move underscores the urgency of EU economies' search for new energy sources.
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The US president is planning to visit Florida after it was hit by what is feared to have been one of the deadliest hurricanes in the state's history. New warnings have been issued as the storm moves north.
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