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Anders Kompass

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala

Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the “political situation in the country and bilateral relations” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria improves in Transparency International anti-corruption ranking

Nigeria moved to 144th from 148th in Transparency International latest corruption perception index worldwide, that also saw the United States dropping four notches out of the top 20 countries in the world.
A woman and children are ushered into cars by US Border Patrol agents after crossing the border wall into San Diego, California [File- Rebecca Blackwell-AP Photo]

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of a child in the agency's care this month.
US border control agents stand in formation during a show of force as Central American migrants mass on the other side of the frontier (AFP Photo-Guillermo Arias)

Migrants defy Donald Trump at Mexico border as US forces flex muscle

Hundreds of Central American migrants staged a boisterous demonstration on the US Mexico border Thursday, screaming for President Donald Trump to let them in as US soldiers and riot police put on a menacing show of force.
Santos Lopez Alonzo has been sentenced to 5130 years for the massacre of 171 people. Associated Press

Guatemala sentences ex-soldier to over 5,000 years in prison

A Guatemalan court has sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for a massacre during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.
A general view shows the Fuego volcano erupting as seen from Alotenango, a municipality in Sacatepequez Department, 65 kilometres southwest of Guatemala City [Johan Ordonez-AFP]

About 4,000 evacuated as volcano erupts in Guatemala

Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano’s eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing.
Voters lined up before dawn in Owasso, Oklahoma

Migrants unwittingly take centre stage in US vote

The Central American migrants trekking toward the United States in a caravan have unwittingly become key players in Tuesday’s US midterms, though many are not even aware the elections are happening.
Real Madrid River Plate Exequiel Palacios

Real Madrid accused over pursuit of River Plate’s Exequiel Palacios

The president of Argentinian club River Plate has accused Real Madrid of ungentlemanly behaviour for going behind their backs to negotiate with midfielder Exequiel Palacios.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s president-elect wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has told an Israeli newspaper he intends to defy the Palestinians and most of the world by moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Guatemala

Guatemala lawmakers propose jail for ‘hate’ speech

Guatemala lawmakers have introduced legislation that would punish with prison time certain kinds of speech criticising elected officials and candidates.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

US, UN disagree over fate of Caravan migrants

The United States and United Nations have disagreed over the fate of over 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States.

Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
President Donald Trump has been a long-time climate change denier, suggesting that the concept was “created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

Donald Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras over immigrants

U.S. President, Donald Trump, on Tuesday threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras, if the country fails to stop a caravan of people that is heading to the United States.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2015 Guatemala's Vice-President Roxana Baldetti offers a press conference at the presidential residence in Guatemala City. On October 9, 2018 a Guatemalan court condemned former Guatemalan vice president (2012-2015) Roxana Baldetti, who was in preventive detention since 2015, to a 15 years and six months prison term, for illicit association, influence peddling and fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Johan ORDONEZ

Former Guatemalan vice president sentenced to prison for fraud

A Guatemalan court sentenced former vice president Roxana Baldetti to 15 years and six months in prison Tuesday after finding her guilty of fraud in the awarding of a multi-million dollar government contract to decontaminate a lake near the capital.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.
Lionel Messi Argentina

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said Lionel Messi will play for Argentina again despite not having appeared for them since the World Cup defeat to France.

Nicolas Otamendi returns but Argentina leave out Lionel Messi again

Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi was recalled to the Argentina squad on Friday but as expected, Lionel Messi was left out of the group due to play arch-rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
Mexico Javier Duarte

Former Mexican governor jailed for nine years

A former governor of Veracruz has been sentenced by a federal judge in Mexico to nine years in prison after pleading guilty for the crimes of criminal association and money laundering.

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Election: PDP urges military to disobey presidential order on ballot box snatching

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged the military and other security agencies to disobey the presidential order asking them to deal ruthlessly with would-be ballot box snatchers.

NAF arrests 10 armed bandits, recovers 57 livestock

The 453 Base Service Group, Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, on Tuesday said it had arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits and recovered 57 livestock.

Senator Lokpobiri: Governor Dickson of recruiting militants to destabilise elections

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri, Minister of State for Agriculture, has dismissed accusations of instigating violence in Bayelsa leveled against him and other APC chieftains in the state by Gov. Seriake Dickson.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS

Caster Semenya has released a list of experts she will call in her appeal hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) this week in her fight against regulations aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of hyperandrogenic athletes like her.
OLAMIJU ALAO-AKALA

Olamiju Alao-Akala suspended as Ogbomoso council chairman

The Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala, has been suspended from office.