News Highlights: Eritrean diaspora protests, message from inside Eritrea, Horn of Africa drought

In this week’s news highlights: a member of the Freedom Friday (Arbi Harnet) speaks to a Dutch journalist about the protest in Asmara; article emphasises that ordinary people organised protest Asmara; air strikes in Somalia; drought in the Horn of Africa continues impacting the region; Eritrean diaspora rallies and unites worldwide; report calls for change of EU-Eritrea migration policies; rape used as instrument of war in Libya.

News Highlights: Shooting at protests in Asmara, hotel attack in Mogadishu, Sahel G5 force launched

In this week’s news highlights: shots were fired at protests in Asmara, Eritrea – reports of casualties and injuries still unconfirmed; Eritrean organisation Freedom Friday calls for unity; war crimes trial against Ethiopian-Dutch Eshetu Alemu has started; Al-Shabaab attacked Mogadishu hotel using IDs and uniforms of security forces; South Sudan and Sudan leaders meet; UN Special Rapporteur on Eritrea calls for protection of refugees; Sahel G5 force against terrorism and trafficking launched.

News Highlights: EU continues closing its borders, Italy refuses DNA evidence in Medhanie-case, Brussels conference report

In this week’s News Highlights: European Council president promises help to ‘close Central Mediterranean Route’; Italian prosecutor rejects vital DNA evidence in human trafficking case, Brussels Conference ‘Eritrea and the Ongoing Refugee Crisis’ report; French police likely used excessive force in Calais; Save the Children warn of detrimental effect of EU policies on mentral health of migrant and refugee children; US Ambassador visits Horn of Africa countries; Terrorism continues in Somalia.