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.
In this week’s news highlights, the European Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee discusses partnership with the African Union; Italy and Germany demand a border patrol mission at the Niger-Libya border; the Eritrean Information Office continues to collect diaspora tax in Norway; 10 Christians were reported arrested in Eritrea; and a fishing boat was reportedly attacked by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) helicopter. Furthermore, although UNHCR succeeded in bringing emergency aid to Yemen’s Taizz governorate, the agency warns about worsening conditions.
The 28th session of the African Union Summit is held this week. Chad’s Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat was chosen as the new Chair of the African Union and Morocco rejoined the African Union after a 33-year absence. The African Union is faced with several more challenging topics, such as the role of the threat of genocide in South Sudan.