Illegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound another

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Paulo Paulino Guajajara was hunting on Friday Nov 1 inside the Arariboia reservation in

Mali says 54 killed in militant attack on army post

BAMAKO (Reuters) – At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said. The attack is one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. It is still reeling from jihadist raids in late September

Uganda arrests 16 LGBT+ activists for gay sex

NAIROBI, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda said on Thursday it had arrested 16 LGBT+ activists on suspicion of gay sex – punishable with life in jail – in what campaigners called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities in the east African nation. The 16 men, believed to be aged from 22 to 35,

UPDATE 1-Uganda charges 16 LGBT+ activists for gay sex

(Updates with activists charged, released) By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda said on Thursday it had charged 16 LGBT+ activists with the crime of gay sex – punishable by life in jail – in what campaigners called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities in the east African nation. The 16

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in

In southern Mexico, migrants gather in caravan aiming to reach U.S.

Migrants walk along a road in a caravan towards the United States, in Tapachula, Mexico October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Garcia TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Several hundred migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America set off from southern Mexico on Saturday in a caravan headed to the United States, according to a Reuters witness and

Go home, Tanzanian President tells Burundian refugees

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Refugees in Tanzania must go home, President John Magufuli said on Friday, a week after officials began mass repatriations of Burundians despite concerns that they may face political persecution. Tanzanian officials have said that all repatriations will be voluntary but Magufuli warned in his speech that refugees in

Turkish military, Syrian rebel forces to cross into Syria ‘shortly’: Erdogan’s aide

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion. FILE PHOTO: Turkish army howitzers are positioned on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the southeastern town

UPDATE 1-Nearly 600 Burundian refugees head home as mass repatriation starts

(Updates with refugee quotes) NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Burundian refugees who returned home on Thursday say they left camps in Tanzania because women are often raped when they go looking for firewood and because Tanzanian police have beaten and arrested men. Reuters interviewed 10 of the 590 refugees who returned, the first batch transported

UPDATE 2-Mass repatriation of Burundi refugees in Tanzania to start on Thursday – official

(Adds details, comments) NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters. About 1,000 refugees are in the first group, Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general