In this week’s news highlights: Concern over Eritrea chairing the Khartoum Process; The fragility of the Eritrean identity as result of separation; Eritreans fleeing to Sudan; Ethiopian PM wants electoral system improvements; U.S. military kills three Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia; Sudan appears willing to continue peace talks; Africa should work on itself, rather than how Europe sees it, Estefanos says; Dutch proposal for EU human rights sanctions regime gains support; FRA report shows European racism towards skin color strong; UK National Health System hostilities towards asylum seekers; and EU aims at resuming political efforts in Yemen.
Even though the United Nations (UN) have endeavored to protect refugees by filling the policy gaps with legal instruments, they have not yet established a common framework for the rights of migrants. For this reason, they are trying to create a new Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. However, some critical notes have arisen on the draft text. The final vote and adoption will take place on December 10-11, 2018 in Morocco.
In this week’s news highlights: Human Rights Watch and Human Rights Concern Eritrea report on Eritrea; US Congressman calls for cooperation with Eritrea; UN calls on Eritrea to respect media freedom; South Sudan continues to be supported by Egypt, el-Sisi assures; Humanitarian staff in Somalia dead and injured; Ethiopian and Eritrean ex-officials debate blame for border issues; Deaths and injuries after IS attack in Libya; Mogherini reassures EU’s willingness to support Somalia; EU’s new budget to strengthen rule of law.