News Highlights: Mediterranean route forecasts, UN urges Libya to close detention centres, AU debate on ICC

In this week’s news highlights, a leaked report from Germany foresees 6.6 mln arrivals from Africa; the “Vigil Protest” against the arrest of Christians in Eritrea took place in London; and the UN urge Libya to close the detention centers due to the appalling conditions to which migrants are subject. Furthermore, co-chair for Sudanese National Dialogue aims at a more inclusive, multi-level and constituency-based system than the one adopted by President Kiir.

News Highlights: ICC investigation migration crimes, London-Somalia Conference, Eritrea protests

In this week’s news highlights, new possible negotiations on the UK-France border controls in Calais and the Eritrean community protested against the Eritrean government meetings in Frankfurt. The International Criminal Court announced the start of investigations on crimes against migrants in Libya. In the Horn of Africa, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights demands more access to Ethiopia to investigate on the deaths during protests; furthermore, these are the issues the London-Somalia Conference 2017 should address according to the Institute for Security Studies.

News Highlights: ACP-EU meetings, UN demands freedom Eritrean journalist, border management

In this week’s news highlights, the ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers is taking place in Brussels, and EU Commissioner Avramopoulos warns European Member States that border controls at EU internal borders have to be removed before the end of the year. In the Horn of Africa, the UN calls for the liberation of the Eritrean independent journalist Dawit Isaak; furthermore, the South Sudanese government considerably raises fees for NGOs that work in the country.