Ghana rejects former Guantanamo Bay detainees
Ghana’s Supreme Court has revoked an earlier decision to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in the country. Former President John Mahama’s administration last year reached a deal with the United States to allow Yemeni nationals Khalid Mohammed Salih al-Dhuby and Mahmmoud Omar Mohammed Bin Atef to resettle in Ghana. The court ruled the decision unconstitutional since it lacked approval from members of parliament. Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo said the men would return to the United States within three months if the government does not submit the agreement to parliament for approval. The initial resettlement drew criticism from religious and civil groups, who raised security concerns because the men had been accused of belonging to al-Qaeda. —O.O.
Unrest persists in Central African Republic
Renewed clashes between rebel groups continue to drive the conflict in Central African Republic. Fighting that began last week between the predominantly Christian anti-Balaka and another rebel group killed at least 100 people. The International Red Cross on Monday said one of its volunteers died during the clashes while he manned the group’s compound in the town of Bangassou. Thirteen of the 14 armed groups in the country signed a peace deal in Rome last week, a day before the fighting started. The country’s unrest began in 2013 after a predominantly Muslim rebel group overthrew the president. Several militant groups have emerged since then across the country. —O.O.
Chinese landslide buries mountain village
Another landslide on Tuesday hit the Chinese village of Xinmo—the second since Sunday. The first landslide in the southwestern mountain village killed 10 people, and rescuers continue to search for about 93 others. Regional experts said rainfall likely triggered the landslide. The government has sent about 3,000 rescuers to assist in the search for survivors. So far, only one family—a couple and their month-old baby—have been found alive. —O.O.