News highlights: Eritrean troops continue looting and killing, EU Action Plan for Central Mediterranean, Report finds weaponised starvation in South Sudan

In this week’s news highlights: US threatens sanctions to ensure Pretoria agreement implementation; Eritrean troops continue looting and killing in Tigray; Amnesty calls for justice for the survivors of sexual violence in Ethiopia; Report finds starvation being used as a weapon of war in South Sudan; UN calls on international community to help end cycle of aid dependency; IMF agrees to release 112 million USD to South Sudan; Amnesty calls for African-led justice in South Sudan; Outbreak of dengue fever in Sudan; Sudanese political leader returns in attempt to circumvent military exit; Iran protests mirror Sudan’s struggle with clothing and freedom; Famine in Somalia and the region “foreseeable” says EU official; Egypt and Greece reach agreement on migrant rescue; Refugee minors have a right to family reunification, also when married, rules EU top court; Hundreds of people saved in high seas rescue; Commission proposes Action Plan for Central Mediterranean; Increased Frontex presence in the Balkans under negotiation; Climate top sees Loss and damage fund agreement but a failure to deliver on phasing out fossil fuel.

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.