News highlights: Aid to Tigray still limited, Divisions around Libya’s election process, Tension rises as France enforces border checks with Italy

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i government protests the decision; Fear around Libya’s election process; Tension rises as France enforces border checks with Italy; Ship carrying 230 people rescued at sea docks in France after being turned away from Italy; European asylum right deregulation increases risk of rights abuses; Official launch of the African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework; African nations ask for more to help combat climate change; Donors must act quickly is famine is to be averted in East Africa; and UN increasingly concerned by privatisation of force.

News Highlights: Peace talks tackle aid and disarmament, ICC works on justice in Libya, Italy and France clash over disembarkation

In this week’s News Highlights: Talks between Ethiopia and Tigray in Nairobi extended amongst difficult discussions; Eritrean forces continue attacks, as Ethiopia/Tigray ceasefire holds; HRW calls for strong monitoring; Eritrea reacts to peace agreement; Civilians in Tigray waiting for aid and medicines; Heavy fighting in Oromia; BBC analyses a video of a mass killing; Eritrean refugees in Tigray in dire need, says UNHCR; Bombing in Somalia kills 5; Trilateral Mechanism in Sudan sees glimmer of hope as draft constitution accepted; Police accountability in Sudan lacking; ICC speaks from Libya about achieving justice for abuses; Italy and France clash over disembarkation; EU asylum agency warns for increase in arrivals, as frameworks for distribution not in place; ECRE warns of deadly combination of migration deals and rescue obstruction; and Spain asked to explain deaths at its border.

News Highlights: Tigray-Ethiopia peace agreement signed; Fatal double bombing in Mogadishu; Nearly 1000 migrants and refugees waiting for disembarkation

In this week’s news highlights: Tigray- Ethiopia Peace agreement signed; Filsan Abdi and her resignation over the Tigray conflict; WHO says Tigray region has run out of medical supplies; Situation rapidly deteriorating, but the population does not revolt; Double terrorist bombing in Mogadishu; Closing women’s clinic in South Sudan symptomatic of waning donor interest; 8 million South Sudanese to face acute food insecurity; Resurgence of ethnic clashes in Blue Nile state; Cash handouts as alternative to alleviate drought suffering; EU funds Egyptian border control to curb migration via Libya; Torture of a minor Eritrean refugee in Libya; UN experts condemn lack of accountability for abuses at Europe’s border; EU looks to strengthen ties with Western Balkans; Lack of political will on migration solidarity; Report calls for an end to Eritrean diaspora tax; Czech Council presidency proposes reworked voluntary relocation mechanism; Extension of internal border checks with Slovakia; 1000 rescued migrants and refugees waiting for disembarkation; The food crisis must be addressed at a global level.