In this week’s news highlights: the UN Security Council extends arms embargoes for Eritrea and Somalia; Eritrean protesters march to the African Union building in Ethiopia; 700 Eritrean could be deported from the US; legal analysis shows incorrect procedures in Italy-Sudan deal that saw 40 people deported; European Parliamentarian Barbara Lochbihler speaks about EU migration policies; and UN Human Rights Commissioner is shocked by report on Libyan detention camps.
Lawyer Reed Brody spoke at a public hearing at the European Parliament titled ‘The Case of Hissène Habrè’, organised by MEP Ana Gomes. Brody is known worldwide as the ‘Dictator Hunter’ after he played a central role in convicting Chad’s dictator Habrè. During the meeting he illustrated how this experience can be seen as a ‘seed of hope’ in African history.
In this week’s news highlights, the European Parliament is about to vote on an urgency resolution about Eritrea, mainly the cases of Patriarch Abune Antonios and journalist Dawit Isaak; the European Commission released new proposals for ‘reducing migration pressures’ in the Central Mediterranean Route; U.S. carried out a drone strike in Somalia aimed at Al-Shabaab; the African Union will send a delegation to Eritrea to discuss the dispute with Djibouti; Amnesty International warns of brutal atrocities in South Sudan; and UNHCR released a new report on mixed migration in Libya.