In this week’s news highlights: Violence increases in Oromia; Meta sued for 2 billion USD over violence in Ethiopia; UNHCR increases assistance in North Ethiopia as peace returns; Accountability compromised in CoH Agreement, says Dr Mehari; WHO Director General says uncle “murdered” by Eritrean troops; 27 Ethiopian migrants found dead in Zambia; Famine momentarily averted but people continue dying in Somalia; Somali government accuses al-Shabaab of displacing civilians; As Eritrea continues fighting in Tigray the suffering is also felt at home; Violence in Upper Nile State of South Sudan causes overcrowding at UN camp; Sudanese transitional framework fails to address justice reforms, says HRW; Sudan and Emirati group to develop port on the Red Sea; Traumatised migrants and refugees continue arriving from Libya; Asylum seekers look to the UN to reclaim human rights; UN experts to assess violence against women and girls in Libya; Rights groups state EU complicit in Libya’s migrant abuse; EU’s new plan on migration with African partners; Italy’s anti civilian rescue policy raises tensions in the Mediterranean; and The US-Africa Leaders’ Summit.
Libya is an important location of transit for people attempting to reach Europe, traditionally from Sub Saharan Africa and more recently increasingly from Egypt and Libya itself. This position has made it the departure point […]
In this week’s news highlights: Eritrean forces continue looting and kidnapping in Tigray, Ethiopian forces carry out mass arrests; Aid coming into Tigray fails to match the needs of the population; New talks to begin on Tigray disarmament; No date offered for the end of blackout in Tigray; Al Shabaab militants besiege hotel in Mogadishu; Committee against Torture adopts concluding observations on Somalia; 500.000 more people in South Sudan will need aid in 2023; UN experts call on South Sudan to investigate government official linked to sexual violence; A conference to chart the way towards Eritrean democracy; WFP pleads to world not to give up on drought-stricken Horn of Africa; A migratory route into the Mediterranean reopens from eastern Libya; UN finishes fifth investigative mission in Libya; Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking; Spanish authorities insist no death occurred on their soil during Melilla tragedy; Increasing privatisation of migrant rescue work; What next for the Search and Rescue crisis?; Frontex states irregular border crossings have increased by 77%; Commission president and AU chairperson meeting and statement; Hunger, insecurity and underfunding are worsening the risk of gender based violence; and UN seeks 51.5 billion USD “lifeline” for 2023.