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DR Congo signs 'peace' deal with armed group in east

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The peace deal is 'designed to restore peace, security and stability' in southern Ituri, following 'several aborted attempts'

South Sudan citizens 'deliberately starved' by warring parties – U.N.

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:08 PM

A United Nations panel delivers a damning indictment of 'predatory and unaccountable elites' and the suffering of civilians after 6 years of conflict

PRESSURE. A young girl walks across a path separating rows of shelters at the Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Wau on February 1, 2020. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

May 02, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Representatives of South Sudan's rival parties gather in Addis Ababa for a meeting called by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

SOUTH SUDAN. This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows (L) South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on January 29, 2018 and (R) South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar on January 26, 2016. File photos by Simon Maina and Isaac Kasamani/AFP

U.N. council hails Central Africa peace deal as important step

Feb 14, 2019 - 1:13 AM

In a unanimous statement, the United Nations Security Council welcomes the deal and urges all sides to implement it 'in good faith and without delay'

UN COUNCIL. In this file photo, the United Nations Security Council meets on January 26, 2019, at the United Nations in New York. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Central Africa peace deal calls for truth commission, joint patrols

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The accord is the eighth attempt in nearly 6 years to forge peace in the war-ravaged country, where human rights groups have documented a long list of murders, extra-judicial killings, torture and rape

PEACE DEAL. A participant signs the so-called 'Khartoum Agreement' peace agreement during a ceremony in Bangui on February, 6, 2019. Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP

Central African peace deal still not fully signed – minister

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'There are still 3 signatures' needed, government spokesman Ange Maxime Kazagui says, without identifying the individuals or their affiliation

PEACE DEAL. Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadera (L) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attend the inking of a peace deal between the government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups in Khartoum on February 05, 2019. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Colombia's new leader plans changes to FARC peace deal

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

In his inaugural address, President Ivan Duque says he will take steps to fix 'structural flaws' in the deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

NEW PRESIDENT. Colombia's Ivan Duque gives his thumb up during his inauguration ceremony at Bolivar Square in Bogota, on August 7, 2018. Photo by Raul Arboleda/AFP

Colombia truth commission to 'heal wounds' of war, president says

May 09, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The members include sociologists, journalists, doctors, economists, attorneys and clerics. The commission is headed by a Jesuit priest, Francisco de Roux, known for his human rights work.

TRUTH COMMISSION. Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. Photo byHector Retamal/AFP

Colombia court orders release of first general under peace deal

May 06, 2017 - 9:38 AM

Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas says 20 members of the security forces have already been freed and that judges have a list of 900 more set for release under the peace deal s framework

PEACE. In this file photo, a man holds a Colombian national flag with white stripes during a demonstration to demand the immediate endorsement of the new peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla outside the Colombian Congress in Bogota, on November 30, 2016. File photo by Guillermo Legaria/AFP

New Malaysian facilitator for Bangsamoro talks

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Dato Kamarudin bin Mustafa replaces the late Tengku Dato Ab Ghafar bin Tengku Mohamed who died of heart failure last year

KUALA LUMPUR MEETING. Representatives of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front held a special meeting in Kuala Lumpur on March 21. OPAPP photo

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Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

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PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises

Jan 30, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Government and NDF negotiators begin talks on CASER the heart and soul of the peace process that seeks to draw a roadmap to address widespread poverty in the Philippines

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of peace talks. Photo from OPAPP

Lawmakers in Colombia pass FARC amnesty law

Dec 29, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The measure described as a first step toward consolidating peace by Colombia s President grants special legal treatment amnesty and pardon to FARC members

PEACE. Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 23, 2016. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Colombia embarks on challenge to implement peace

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:21 PM

After pushing a revised peace deal with the FARC rebel group through Congress Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gets down to a far bigger challenge: implementing it

A man holds a Colombian national flag with white stripes during a demo to demand the immediate endorsement of the new peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla outside the Colombian Congress in Bogota, on November 30, 2016. Guillermo Legaria/AFP

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Oct 07, 2016 - 9:43 PM

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Juan Manuel Santos: Colombia rebels' archenemy turned peacemaker

Oct 07, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is a wealthy businessman who staked his political legacy on making peace with the FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a media conference in Manila, November 17, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos awarded 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts in the Colombian peace process the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking during a press conference at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 5, 2016. Cesar Carrion/Colombian Presidency/AFP

FARC rebels return to Colombia hideouts

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:30 AM

They traveled unarmed and in civilian clothing says a source from the International Committee of the Red Cross

Colombia ceasefire with FARC to end October 31 – Santos

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Both sides scramble to find a solution to the half century conflict after voters rejected a peace deal

Handout picture released by the Colombian Presidency showing Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaking at Narino Palace in Bogota on October 4, 2016. Colombian Presidency / Cesar Carrion/AFP

Colombian government, FARC rebels scramble to save peace deal

Oct 04, 2016 - 9:06 AM

Commentators compare the result s effect to June s surprise Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union

This file photo taken on June 22, 2016 shows a man passing by a graffiti reading 'Peace for the people' in Cali, Colombia, on June 22, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombia voters reject FARC peace plan – results

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:48 AM

UPDATED Reversing the trend of earlier opinion polls voters appear to have narrowly defied the government s pleas to ratify its plan to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them within months

Electoral officials count votes at a polling station after a referendum on whether to ratify a historic peace accord to end Colombia's 52-year war between the state and the communist FARC rebels, in Cali, Colombia, on October 2, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombians vote on historic peace deal

Oct 02, 2016 - 11:10 AM

3rd UPDATE Citizens are voting on the question: Do you support the final accord to end the conflict and to build a stable and lasting peace?

READY FOR PEACE. A man arranges a symbol of peace in the press center in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 24, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombia to sign historic peace deal

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:30 PM

FARC delegates have unanimously ratified the deal Friday September 23 at a national conference in El Diamante a remote and sweltering site deep in the rebels traditional stronghold in southeastern Colombia

PEACE. Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attend the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari, Caqueta department, Colombia, on September 23, 2016. Photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

US and Russia tussle over Syria deal as regime strikes

Sep 09, 2016 - 9:00 AM

5th UPDATE The talks will focus on reducing violence expanding humanitarian assistance for the Syrian people and moving toward a political solution needed to end the civil war

 PEACE TALKS. In this file photo, US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on August 26, 2016, as they met in Geneva for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria. File photo by Martial Trezzini/AFP

Colombia peace deal to be signed September 26

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announces the signing date and describes it as perhaps the most important announcement of his life

Humberto Pecupaque, from the Nasa Wes'x indigenous community of Gaitania, who in July 1996 staged the signing of a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), after 30 years of confrontation, speaks in front of La Palmera school in Gaitania, Tolima department, Colombia, on August 25, 2016.  The Nasa indigenous people of Gaitania, in central Colombia, built trenches and raised a generation of orphans because of the confrontation with the FARC, until 20 years ago they decided to negotiate with the guerrillas, becoming an example that peace was possible. / AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO LEGARIA

Colombia FARC rebels in rare plea for hostages

May 27, 2016 - 11:24 PM

Colombia s FARC guerrillas urges another rebel force to release a missing journalist a rare gesture of support for the government over the sensitive issue of kidnappings as a peace deal nears

PROTEST. People demonstrate in Bogota, on May 25, 2016 asking for the release of Spanish-Colombian journalist Salud Hernandez-Mora who is believe to have been taken hostage in the Catatumbo area, where guerrilla groups and criminal gangs are active. Photo Guillermo Legaria / AFP

South Sudan's peace deal hangs by a thread

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The latest stumbling block to the return of rebel chief Riek Machar concerned the number of machine guns and rocket propelled grenades that rebel troops protecting Machar would be allowed to carry

CIVIL WAR. In this file photo, rebel chief Riek Machar addresses journalists at a news conference held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, September 18, 2015. File photo by EPA

ISIS-inspired militants on offensive in southern Philippines

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The influence of ISIS in the Philippines is growing stronger and expanding say analysts

ISIS SUPPORTERS. ISIS-inspired Philippine militants show their support for the group.

Son of a rebel

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Mobarak Hadji Yahya now 33 and a father of 11 is in awe as soldiers help MILF rebels fix schools at Camp Bilal Fifteen years ago he took up arms against these forces

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, in the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

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Jun 15, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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Q and A: Cardinal on biases vs Muslims: 'Failure of the Church'

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:27 PM

I believe the words of the Gospel are very important for us now The words of the Gospel are peace respect and justice

MINDANAO'S CARDINAL. Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, the first cardinal from Mindanao, supports the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Photo by Fabio Frustaci/EPA

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Jun 02, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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HIGHLIGHTS: House hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Apr 23, 2015 - 9:12 AM

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Apr 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Hillary Clinton runs for the US presidency Senator Trillanes says the Binays bribed two justices Manny Pacquiao has a new music video

UN, Myanmar leader hail draft peace deal

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:18 PM

The UN says the tentative deal is a milestone for the former junta run nation which grapples with some of the world s longest running civil wars

THEIN SEIN. Myanmar president Thein Sein waves as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the 47th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 08 August 2014. File Photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar, rebels agree on landmark draft peace deal

Mar 30, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The draft deal sets out the framework for a countrywide ceasefire a key target of the government as the nation heads towards crucial elections late 2015

ACCORD. Activists shout slogans as they gesture during a protest against a violent crack down and demanding to free all detained students, in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 March 2015.

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

A year after peace deal signing: Prospects for Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:50 AM

What are the prospects for the passage of the law implementing the peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front post Mamasapano?

REMEMBERING PEACE. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Books on peace to mark anniversary of Bangsamoro agreement

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Two books and a magazine compiling peace essays speeches and statements will be launched on March 27 at the Baluarte de San Diego Gardens Intramuros

SURVEY SAYS. The results of a nationwide survey conducted March 1-7, 2015, indicates public sentiment on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law after the Mamsapano incident. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ukraine fighting kills 28 as clock ticks to ceasefire

Feb 14, 2015 - 12:50 AM

The unrest came as Europe warned Russia it risked fresh sanctions if the fighting did not stop

Key points of Ukraine peace plan

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:32 PM

The new agreement notably calls for a ceasefire starting on Sunday and an expanded buffer zone around the frontline with the withdrawal of heavy weapons

ARMM economic growth picks up on ‘reforms’

Aug 14, 2014 - 5:12 PM

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman attributes the growth to the region’s service and agriculture sectors

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which paved the way for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino vows passage of Bangsamoro law by January 2015

Jun 27, 2014 - 2:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III hopes to meet with MILF Chairman Murad Ebrahim next week to discuss details of the draft law and ways to speed up its passage

SEALING PEACE. The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which paved the way for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Malacañang Photo Bureau

The youth's role in the Bangsamoro and nation-building

Jun 18, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The Bangsamoro people just like their Filipino brothers and sisters had suffered enough They deserve to be given their fair share of economic growth and democratic governance We all deserve that don’t we?

After peace deal, ARMM investments soar

May 29, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Investments in the first 5 months already exceeded the total for the whole of 2013

Warring South Sudan rivals sign peace deal

May 10, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The ceasefire deal vows to end nearly 5 months of civil war

PEACE DEAL. South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (third from right) smiles as he shakes hands with an unidentified man upon his arrival for the face-to-face peace talks with his rival Salva Kiir (not pictured), the President of South Sudan. Photo by EPA/STR

Rappler Newscast | April 15, 2014

Apr 15, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Luzon power supply tight till Wednesday MILF slams military for disrupting peace Washington Post The Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage

Miriam: I’m not out to scuttle Bangsamoro deal

Apr 04, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Santiago takes a constructive tone saying she is engaged in forward thinking about the consequences of the deal

WITHSTAND SCRUTINY. Santiago says she just wants to ensure that the Bangsamoro deal withstands scrutiny in court. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Breakaway rebel leader vows to fight after peace pact

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM

A breakaway group of the MILF promises to continue the fight for independence

Congress: We can’t afford mistakes in Bangsamoro law

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Lawmakers say their challenge is to craft a bill that is constitutional and promotes economic growth in the Bangsamoro