News Highlights: Sudan forms transitional sovereign council, sweeping violations in Greece, Churches criticize excommunication of Patriarch Antonios

This week’s news highlights will cover news over the month of August: Sudan forms transitional sovereign council; UNHCR completes investigation on bribes for resettlement; Orthodox Churches criticize excommunication of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea; New report on national service and education in Eritrea; Ethiopians face violence and trafficking in Saudi Arabia and Yemen; Ethiopia-Eritrea road to open; 40 people feared dead after boat capsizes off Libyan coast; Europe fears increase of people fleeing Libya; Tunisia sends back migrants; NGO report denounces human rights violations in Greece; 900.000 asylum seekers in limbo in EU; and increasingly risky crossings to the UK.

News Highlights: EU migration project in Sudan suspended, Eritrean Patriarch removed, Refugees arrested in Egypt

In this week’s news highlights: EU migration project in Sudan suspended since mid-March; “Solidarity mechanism” approved by 14 European ministers, Italy not included; €2 million for UNHCR in Libya from Germany; Critical report on EU migration policies; Italy wants to raise fines for NGO rescue operations; Band-sponsored rescue mission announced; Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch accused of heresy is removed from Church; IMF reports “disastrous” economic situation of Eritrea; Sudan Military announces failed coup attempt; Negotiations Sudan postponed; NGOs ask ACHPR to investigate human rights violations in Libyan detention centres; Tunisia unable to bury corpses of drowned refugees and migrants.

News highlights: Eritrean refugee released from Italian jail, Sudan massacre in videos, Eritrea Special Rapporteur mandate extended

In this week’s news highlights: Eritrean man released after wrongful accusation of human trafficking; Italian foreign minister asks for solidarity in a migration solution; German Minister Heiko Maas calls for a global ‘coalition of willing’ to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean Sea; NGOs call on EU Foreign Affairs Council to take ‘immediate action’; Report on Egypt cooperation with the EU ; Refugees living in dire conditions in Libya; UNHCR and IOM urge the international community to enhance protection f; Videos and pictures of Sudanese Paramilitary group opening fire against civilians; Eritrean Catholic Secretariat clarifies false information Health Centre seizures; and UN extend mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea.