Peace Negotiations

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Both rebel commanders and the government hope that once a deal is done, an unarmed the Farc will become a leftist political party, promoting their professed Marxist-Leninist ideals through the ballot not the bullet. But many Farc members are wary of a future without the weapons which give them protection and status.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of a peace settlement that brought conflict with FARC to a close, Colombia's women are taking a prominent role in rebuilding a post-conflict society.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The UN are set to host a second day of talks in Libya Sunday with the aim of creating a “unified” army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a extremist threat. The organization brokered a power-sharing deal last year to form a Government of National Accord (GNA), but the body is still struggling to assert its authority.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A Colombian high court on Monday ruled in favor of using a plebiscite to approve a peace deal being negotiated with Marxist FARC rebels that seeks to end more than five decades of war.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The peace accords between FARC and the Colombian government have yet to be finalised, and the country is bracing for a heated campaign for the “yes” and “no” votes in the plebiscite, which could come by the end of September.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:56
Secretary of State John Kerry met with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev on Thursday amid growing concerns about a cease-fire agreement between that country and Russian-backed separatists.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:26
With the peace deal nearly done and a formal cease-fire in place, a final struggle is underway between President Santos and ex-President Uribe — and the powerful forces in Colombian society they represent.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 07:24
A unit of Colombia's FARC rebel group said on Wednesday that it will not lay down arms or demobilize under a potential peace deal with the government, the first public sign of opposition to an accord from within the rebel ranks that may set back efforts to end five decades of war.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:58
Canada’s government announced Tuesday it will donate more than US$44 million to support the peace agreement reached by Colombia. This will be destined to support five projects to help women and children who were victims of the internal armed conflict, said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and Francophonie.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:33
The highest-profile leader of Colombia's largest rebel group — the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC — has ordered his troops to stop collecting "taxes" in territories it dominates.