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News from the Global South


Nigeria ex-security adviser 'arrested'
Nigeria's ex-national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn meant to fight Boko Haram, his representatives say.

Mugabe welcomes Chinese leader
China's President Xi Jinping arrives in Zimbabwe to a 21-gun salute, making him the most prominent global leader in many years to visit the country.

Kabore elected Burkina Faso president
Roch Marc Christian Kabore wins presidential elections in Burkina Faso, official results show, after a year of political turmoil in the country.

Colombian forces kill top ELN rebel
A senior member of the ELN rebel group in Colombia, Jose Daniel Perez, is killed in fighting with the security forces in Santander province.

Argentine man to meet lost mother
The Argentine campaign group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo say they have found another child of a political detainee from the 1970s.